Despite the main event taking a break yesterday, there was still plenty of action to be had with two new WSOP champions being crowned.
|80||$1,500||Mixed No-Limit Hold’em Pot-Limit Omaha||🇸🇪 Jerry Odeen||$304,793|
|83||$100,000||No-Limit Hold’em High Roller||🇺🇸 Keith Tilston||$2,792,406|
Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha
One of the final mixed games events of the Summer came to a close with Sweden’s Jerry Odeen claiming the title and $304,793. Odeen had to not only work through two games of alternating No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, but also the 1,250 entry field which contained multiple notables with the likes of Greg Raymer, Vivian Saliba, Chris Ferguson, Ari Engel, Jonathan Little, and Craig Varnell. Odeen only arrived in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago but will be leaving town with a bracelet on his wrist and a dream of WSOP glory fulfilled.
Event #83: $100,000 High Roller
The event that drew much of the attention yesterday was certainly the $100,000 high roller final table with a notable pro occupying every seat. The day saw many stacks rise and fall, but when the dust settled it was Keith Tilston emerging at the top of the 99 player field for a whopping $2,792,406 after defeating Daniel Negreanu heads up. Negreanu entered the day with the shortest stack of the remaining six players but was able to find 5 double ups in order to play heads-up for his sixth bracelet for the second time this Summer. The key hand which ending up denying him that privilege was catching a nine high flush under Tilton’s ten high flush for most of his chips and was unable to recover. The highest buy-in event of the Summer saw the top three places all pay out over a million dollars. Notable pro and poker commentator Nick Schulman locked up a third-place finish with Igor Kurganov busting just prior to him in fourth. It was no surprise to have Germany once again making its presence felt on the high roller scene with Dominik Nitsche final tabling for 6th place and Steffen Sontheimer just missing out on doing so as well, busting in 11th.
|🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu||2nd||$1,725,838||83||$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller|
|🇺🇸 Nick Schulman||3rd||$1,187,802||83||$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller|
|🇷🇺 Igor Kurganov||4th||$840,183||83||$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller|
|🇩🇪 Dominik Nitsche||6th||$457,772||83||$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller|
|🇩🇪 Steffen Sontheimer||11th||$195,862||83||$100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller|
Event #84: The Closer – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Yesterday saw poker pro-Shaun Deeb bag the chip lead as 724 entries in the second of three starting flights brought the event’s total to 1,187. Despite bagging an impressive stack of over 1.1 million chips from the 25,000 starting stack, Deeb still finds himself chasing flight 1a Chipleader Roman Korenev. Today will mark the third and final starting flight of this event as players will look to get into one of the final chances of WSOP gold left this Summer.
Event #85: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
Just 24 players remain out of the original field of 835 entrants and play is scheduled to condense down to the final table of six today. John Richards currently sits atop the chip counts followed closely by notables Joseph Cheong as well as Brandon Shack-Harris who is aiming to add a third WSOP bracelet to his resume. In addition to the bracelet, an impressive $448,392 also occupies the first place payout.
Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship
With the main event on hold yesterday, another $10,000 tournament began seeing 248 entries on day one with potentially more to come as registration remains open until the start of play today. Felix Bleiker has ahold of the chip lead after running up his 60,000 starting stack to 425,400 in chips. Also bagging big yesterday were John Andress, bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski, and Eric Kurtzman.
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship
The final nine players of the main event had a day off from playing after 7 long days of play required to see the rest of the 8,569 see their main event dreams come up short of the coveted bracelet. Hossein Ensan is far and away the chip leader who enters the day holding more chips than his two nearest competitors combined in Garry Gates and Zhen Cai. Fans and players alike from around the world can tune into ESPN tonight at 10 PM PDT for coverage as the players will resume the battle for the main event title and the $10,000,000 payout.
With only three days left in the Summer here’s a look at those who have had the best Summer from an earnings standpoint. Daniel Negreanu saw himself rise above the $2 million mark yesterday in addition to his 14th cash from inside the walls of the Rio this year.
|🇺🇸 Keith Tilston||$3,068,280||2|
|🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu||$2,024,107||14|
|🇭🇰 Danny Tang||$1,839,207||2|
|🇺🇸 Nick Schulman||$1,736,012||6|
|🇺🇸 Sam Soverel||$1,634,996||2|
|🇬🇧 Benjamin Heath||$1,634,407||4|
|🇬🇧 Stephen Chidwick||$1,618,417||1|
|🇺🇸 Brandon Adams||$1,523,101||3|
|🇺🇸 John Gorsuch||$1,354,969||7|
|🇺🇸 Phillip Hui||$1,277,104||9|
With the first day of the main event’s final table today and another WSOP bracelet to be awarded before the day is done, make sure to stay tuned for all of the updates from Sin City!