|60||$50,000||Event #60: Poker Players Championship 6-Handed||🇺🇸 Daniel Cates||$954,020|
|65||$1,000||Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)||🇬🇷 Georgios Sotiropoulos||$432,575|
|66||$10,000||Event #66: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)||🇺🇸 Josh Arieh||$484,791|
Event #60: Poker Players Championship 6-Handed
It’s only the third cash of Dan Cates at the world series but he managed to make it count tonight as he defeated a tough competition to grab the $50k PPC bracelet for $954,020! Daniel is better known for his high stakes cash game apperances but he still have $9M in total live earnings, his best performance being finishing runner-up in the EPT €100,000 Super High Roller at Monte Carlo in 2014.
Here he defeated Ryan Leng ($589k) heads-up, Paul Volpe made 3rd for $404k and Eli Elezra 4th for $286k.
Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold’em (freezeout)
The $1,000 tournament took only two days to go from 3,821 entries to one winner, named Georgios Sotiropoulos. It’s now the third bracelet for the Greek: he won the $200 GGPoker Event #6: FLIP & Go No-Limit Hold’em earlier this year and a €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em in the WSOP Europe in 2015.
“I don’t really think about that,” said Sotiropoulos when asked about having established himself as one of the top no-limit hold’em players. “But it’s an amazing achievement. I really love the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas, the tournaments, the people here. Everything excites me. Makes me come again and again, playing more and winning more. Feeling grateful.”
Event #66: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)
Right after a big disappointement at the $50k PPC where he finished 6th for $161k, Josh Arieh just won a second bracelet this year by taking over the $10k championship! It’s the fourth bracelet for the player who is now 31st in the bracelet race.
Arieh had some analysis about the competition: “I noticed a lot of mistakes that I made, but I also noticed a lot of gameplay mistakes that they made. There was a point where they were letting me see flops when I shouldn’t see flops, they were gambling when they shouldn’t have been gambling. Just my experience in pot-limit really helped me figure out what I should be doing.”
Event #67: MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship
Day 1B attracted 845 entries and ended with 611 players left. The chip leader of that day is Steve Foutty with a stack of 287,000, but Moustapha Kanit still have the biggest stack at this point. Notable names making day 2 are Stephen Chidwick (124,900), Kevin Gerhart (112,400), Mike Matusow (56,500) and Justin Bonomo.
To close this wonderful day at the world series, let’s have a look at the most cashes list:
|🇺🇸 Daniel Zack||14||$241,422|
|🇺🇸 Roland Israelashvili||14||$126,920|
|🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb||13||$1,341,353|
|🇺🇸 Ben Yu||12||$923,332|
|🇺🇸 Jake Schwartz||12||$391,100|
|🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu||11||$258,605|
|🇮🇱 Ran Ilani||11||$208,581|
|🇺🇸 Brett Apter||11||$36,077|
|🇺🇸 Raymond Henson||10||$94,942|
|🇺🇸 JJ Liu||10||$69,948|