Welcome to your update from June 17th at the 50th annual World Series of Poker from City of Sin, Sun and Poker, Las Vegas Nevada. This is what you need to know.
Two bracelets were awarded yesterday and one of them…well…we aren’t even sure if he was wearing pants. Upeshka De Silva shipped Event #38: WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty. You will probably recognize that name as he just final tabled the 3k 6 max a few days ago. He already has two other bracelets so this will be the third bracelet to add to his collection and since he collected a whopping 18 bounties he added more than a hundred K to his bank account.
The other bracelet top play down to a winner yesterday was the 1k seniors event which was meant to start the day with 6, but ended up with 19. After fourteen hours of play Howard Mash, a financial advisor from Florida, pulled all the chips his way and admitted that while he is an amateur and considers poker a hobby, it is a hobby he takes seriously. And with almost three hundred and twenty K in prior winnings, his story checks out.
Eyes were glued to the $10K dealers choice yesterday, but players were less than thrilled when play stopped at just 5 players. if a decision wasn’t made to end the day early, Shaun Deeb was the favorite to collect his fifth WSOP bracelet. He is still the man to catch with the chip lead but Adam Friedman is right behind him and has strong motivation as he is looking to win this event for the 2nd time in a row. That being said, Shaun Deeb is looking to become the back to back player of the year and he revealed the early stop put him in a bad position for that.
One of my favorite tournament formats is in round 3 today with 10 players left and everyone in the money. Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’Em Shootout Has some of pokers finest in the mix and should be very exciting to watch. Justin Bonomo, Lucky Chewy and Alexandru Papazian are all still in the mix. Have a look at the table draw and follow the action with no delay hand for hand on pokernews.com
Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em is returning today, day 3, with three hundred and fifty nine player of the starting field of six thousand two hundred and fourteen! There is almost seven hundred thousand dollars up top so if there was ever a questions as to the popularity of the low buy in, deep stack events, this should confirm…yep, keep em coming.
Another tourney with the same concept is the $800 Deepstack, that field returns for its Day 2 today and will have more than the usual amount of attention since some of the players sitting down including Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and Kelly Minkin.
In case the Seniors didn’t get enough the first time around, starting today there is a $1k Super Seniors event for one more shot at a bracelet in a non-open event, the only difference is, these players must be at least 60.
If you are interested in a game of Pot Limit Omaha, today marks the beginning of Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha which is sure to attract some of the lovers of this poker variant.
If you are looking for a fun event to round out your summer schedule the PokerNews Podcast family is hosting an event on July 8 at the Planet Hollywood where you will get the opportunity to mix and mingle with fans and hosts alike.
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