The action on day 44 was hot and heavy as we saw four tournaments play down to their final tables and the main event carried into day 7 in addition to the latest bracelet being awarded:
|77||$3,000||Limit Hold’em 6-Handed||🇨🇦 Tu Dao||$133,189|
Women have been making their mark on this World Series, and that continued yesterday as Tu Dao defeated Alain Alinat heads up for her first WSOP bracelet and a nice $133,189 payday. Dao is the second woman this summer to conquer an open event. A couple of notables such as Greg Mueller and Daniel Zack came up short in adding to their bracelet busting on day 2. Dao had already sniffed a bracelet earlier this Summer, finishing in fourth in the $1,000 ladies event and was able to see this one through to the end.
|🇺🇸 Daniel Zack||28th||$4,571||77||$3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed|
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em
This popular unlimited re-entry event was scheduled to finish yesterday, however with the record-breaking field topping 6,000 runners; tournament staff made the decision to extend it one more day. Fernando Karam leads the final 5 players who will restart at noon today holding a sizeable chip lead nearly double that of the next closest stack. In addition to the WSOP gold, the players will be playing for $690,686.
Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
This is another event that was supposed to come to a conclusion yesterday and had an extra day tacked on by tournament staff. This event’s bracelet will surely find an owner by the end of the day as only seven return to fight for it and the $177,823 top prize. Players have also already collected several of the $500 bounties earned for each elimination. Maximilian Klostermeier has a controlling grip on the chip lead bringing in a stack today that is more than his next two closest opponents combined. Klostermeier had a meager $3,000 in tournament earnings before this event and could have already well surpassed that in bounties alone.
Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Players did not have to play a very long day as they simply played down from 14 players to the final six before play stopped. David Gonzalez leads the last six players who eye the bracelet and the $380,090 prize for first. One of the more surprising bustouts from yesterday was Andras Nemeth who came into the day with the chip lead but didn’t see pots go his way as he hit the rail in seventh.
Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha
The event which switches games from No-Limit Hold’em to Pot Limit Omaha played down to 47 players from the original 1,290 who started. Francis Rusnak is currently in the best shape to close out his bracelet dreams. Rusnak has amassed over two million in tournament earnings and several WSOP final table appearances but none of those cashes has come with a bracelet alongside it. Several bracelet winners are also still in the hunt including two-time winner Steve Sung, Ayaz Mahmood, two-time winner David “ODB” Baker, and Ankush Mandavia.
Event #81: $1,500 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em
While some tournaments have had a day added to them, this one has had one taken away. Originally scheduled as a four-day event, today on day three the final eight players will compete for the WSOP bracelet along with the $71,580 that awaits the first place finisher. Tommy Nguyen has built his stack to lead the final eight players coming into today. Nguyen won his bracelet in 2018 shipping the $1,500 monster stack for over a million of his 1.7 million tournament earnings to date.
Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack
World Series of extending tournaments continues as this original two-day event will almost certainly see a third day added to it as 357 players found a bag and their bracelet dreams alive at the end of yesterday. Topping all of the stacks is WSOP bracelet winner Mike Leah. Some other notables who chase him include Justin Harvell and former WSOP main event champion Greg Raymer. Over half a million dollar top prize of $530,464 will be paired with the bracelet for this event’s champion.
Event #83: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
This six-figure buy-in event attracted 93 players yesterday, and that number has the potential to grow as registration remains open until the start of day 2 today. Over half the field bagged in the slow structured tournament with 50 players returning today. Among them, Brandon Adams holds the chip lead followed closely by Byron Kaverman. This is a notable stacked event as one would expect with the hefty buy-in including Ali Imsirovic, bracelet winner Bryn Kenney, and Steffen Sontheimer.
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship
The excitement builds with each day as the payouts in the main event start to work towards hefty sums. Players played down to just four tables yesterday with 35 of them bagging chips and a main-event final table dream. The plan today is for players to play down to the dream for the final table of nine. The players will then have earned a day off for rest and interviews before returning to play out for the final three days of this prestigious event. Yuri Dzivielevski is the sole bracelet winner left among the bunch as notables Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Greenwood, and Alex Foxen all saw their main event run come to a close yesterday. Yuri Dzivielevski holds the chip-lead and this summer has already been a massive success regardless as his Hendon mob page was blank at the beginning of the Summer. It now holds one cash for $12,415 for taking 19th in the $800 deep stack event and has secured a payout in the main of $261,430.
As the Summer draws to a close, let’s take a look at the top earner’s from inside the Rio so far. With the massive fields this year has seen, it’s no surprise they are all over a million each:
|🇺🇸 Sam Soverel||$1,634,996||2|
|🇬🇧 Benjamin Heath||$1,634,407||4|
|🇬🇧 Stephen Chidwick||$1,618,417||1|
|🇭🇰 Danny Tang||$1,608,406||1|
|🇺🇸 John Gorsuch||$1,351,955||6|
Day 45 promises plenty of action with four final tables and the main event playing down to the final table, stay tuned here to stay up to date on all of the action!