Wanna get caught up on the WSOP but don’t need every detail to do so? We got you. Here’s what you need to know in 300 words (or less).
Amateur player Ted Gillis beat John “Johnny World” Hennigan to take down Event#19, the $1500 NL 6-max event for $514K and his first gold bracelet while in Event #20, the $3K Shootout, Kory Kilpatrick bested Phil Galfond, Chris Bell and Eric Wasserson to beat the table for his $254K payday and first bracelet.
Only 16 are left in Event #21, the $1K NL, and former November Niner Bob Bounahra (remember him..or his daughter ?!) is in the chiplead with Thayer Rasmussen on his ass as well as Dominik Nitsche, Ultimate Poker’s Jeff Gross and Team PokerStars Online Pro Mickey Petersen still alive in the field. These guys return at 1pm PST and will play to a winner.
In the $10K H.O.R.S.E., Event #22, 200 runners are whittled down to just 21 and Tommy Hang enters the final day of play with the most chips. The list of who’s left is literally littered with pros but take note of Daniel Negreanu (16th), Nick Schulman (12th) and Justin Bonomo (6th) who are all desperate to bracelet again. This event will also crown a champion today as players hit the felt at 2pm.
Event #23 is the $1K Turbo and they got to the final table fast as a bloodbath of 1,473 runners was whittled down to just 9. Doug “WCGRider” Polk leads the way but tournament badass Tony Gregg is hanging around sitting 6th in chips. A gold bracelet and $250K+ will be given out when these guys return at 1PM to play to a winner.
Live streaming for the WSOP went down last night but it’s expected to be up and running for both of these events.
New events kick off today including Event #24 the $5K 6-max and Event #25 the $2500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better.
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post by Cliff.