We’re nearing the end of this year’s series but the action is still strong:
|$2,500||Event #87: $2,500 Mixed||$1,023,500||460|
|$1,500||Event #88: $1,500 The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em||$4,713,885||3,531|
|$1,000||Event #89: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em Presented by GG Poker||$911,360||1,024|
Event #87: $2,500 Mixed
Starting with the smallest stack at 3 left, Bradley Smith found the path to victory to put his hands on his first bracelet and winning $221,733 in the process. His previous best performance was five years ago when he won $87k by finishing third in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
“I think I played every single hand in this tournament to the best of my ability, and there was not any point that I ever gave up for one second, even if I didn’t have a lot of chips. Your mental health is a huge part of the game, just your mentality,” Smith said.
“Throughout my entire life, I’ve just been a very calm and chill person. There’s not many things that get to me. I’m not someone who’s going to raise my voice or if someone says something to me, I don’t usually make a big deal about it or say something back, you know? I just do my thing.”
|🇺🇸 Ari Engel||16th||$7,969|
|🇬🇧 Patrick Leonard||31st||$6,702|
Event #88: $1,500 The Closer – No-Limit Hold’em
The event attracted 3,531 entries making up for a $606,810 first prize. Pierre Shum made his first official live cash by taking down the event and gaining a bracelet! He defeated Peter Nigh who takes home $376,420 for his performance.
|🇫🇷 Erwann Pecheux||45th||$13,030|
|🇨🇦 Mike Leah||163rd||$3,950|
|🇺🇸 Sammy Farha||180th||$3,950|
|🇺🇸 Matt Glantz||185th||$3,950|
|🇺🇸 Ryan Laplante||330th||$3,004|
|🇺🇸 Joseph Cheong||374th||$2,628|
|🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb||380th||$2,628|
|🇺🇸 Phil Laak||475th||$2,403|
Event #89: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold’em Presented by GG Poker
Here are the official rules for this peculiar event:
The first hand of each flight is played pineapple style where players discard one of their hole cards after the flop and everyone is all-in with 1 player advancing per table, followed by a standard tournament structure played as No-Limit Hold’em. If there is a split on the first hand, play will continue with all existing players being all-in each hand until 1 player remains.
Dong Meng found the miracle path of victory to put his hands on the bracelet and the $160,490 main prize.
The event looks particularly attractive to numerous famous pros who doesn’t hesitate to fire multiple bullets, hoping to get to the top:
|🇺🇸 Shaun Deeb||44th||$3,870|
|🇨🇦 Mike Leah||48th||$3,320|
|🇺🇸 Scott Seiver||54th||$3,320|
|🇺🇸 Ryan Riess||79th||$2,300|
|🇺🇸 Josh Arieh||90th||$2,100|
|🇨🇦 Daniel Negreanu||106th||$2,000|
Event #76: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold’em World Championship
Nine started the day and play went all the way down to three players who will all leave with at least $4,000,000.
The top 3 players stayed the same between the start of the day and the end, except for Steven Jones who captured the most chips yesterday:
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds||Big Blinds (%)|
Steven Jones has $245,346 in total live earnings, his best performance to date is a 9th place in 2018’s Colossus for $57k.
Daniel Weinman, second in chips, has $3,7M in live earnings, is the holder of 2022’s event #30 bracelet: $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha. His best performance is a win in 2017’s $3,300 + 200 No Limit Hold’em WPT Main Event for $892,433.
Adam Walton (3rd) has 20 WSOP cashes, $989,037 in total live earnings and a $283,072 runner-up performance at the Wynn last year.
The victory is truly up to anyone at this point.
Here are the results from the 4th to 9th place:
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in USD)|
Also in progress
Only four remains in Event #90: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Bracelet holder Alexandre Reard will return as the chip leader with more than half of the chips. Will also return: Stephen Chidwick (2nd), AJ Kelsall (3rd) and Justin Liberto with the shortest stack. They were 550 entries in the tournament, making a huge $1,057,663 first prize.
Eighteen players will come back for the end of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. today to have a chance to win $208,460. Leonard August is in the lead, accompagnied by Todd Brunson (4th) and Chad Eveslage (7th) with another chance for a third bracelet this year.
See you tomorrow to see who’s our new Main Event champion!
Sources: www.wsop.com, www.thehendonmob.com
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