Moorman, Bach and Shchemelev are among those winning bracelets over the weekend, while at least three tournaments enter final day on Monday. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
– Chris Moorman, with over $14 million in online winnings, won his first bracelet on Saturday morning winning the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed (Event #27). Moorman, battled Bernado Dias heads-up for three hours before taking down his bracelet and $498k in first place prize money.
I've read every message after my win and want to thank everyone so much for the overwhelming love and support. Still can't believe it's real pic.twitter.com/ytIoTBg5zx
— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) June 18, 2017
– Joseph Di Rosa Rojas held his lead in The Marathon (Event #23) to win a first place prize of $690k and his first WSOP bracelet on Friday night. The win was also noteworthy because it was the first time a player from Venezuela had won a bracelet.
– Brian Brubaker also won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Loweball Triple Draw tournament (Event #28) on Friday night. In addition to his bracelet, Brubaker also won a $109k first place prize.
– Guarav Raina took down Event #29, the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $456,822 on an unscheduled Day 4 on Sunday. The victory was Raina’s first WSOP bracelet.
– David Bach won his 3rd WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship on Sunday morning for a $383k first place prize. Jason Mercier finished the event in 5th while Daniel Negreanu came in 6th. This victory was not only Bach’s third WSOP bracelet but his 2nd this summer, previously winning the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-handed just over a week ago.
– Vladimir Shchemelev wins his second WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better mix early Monday morning for a first place prize of $193k. Shchemelev previously won his first bracelet in the 2013 $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better Mix.
– Event #31, the $1,000 Senior’s No Limit Hold’em Championship enters Day 4 with 9 players returning at noon PT. Mark Lillge starts the day as chip leader with followed by Frank Maggio. As of early Monday afternoon, William Murray took a strong chip lead with 9.26 million to Mark Lillge’s 4.9 million.
– Event #33, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em, enters the final day with Ryan Leng as chip leader with 1.37 million against 22 remaining players. They resumed the action at noon PT with Max Pescatori, Pratyush Buddiga and Michael Gagliano still in the mix.
– Day 3 of the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship begins mid-day with 6 players remaining of the original 80. Shaun Deeb holds the chip lead at 1.125 million followed by Nick Shulman’s 865k. Mike Matusow is also still in the hunt with 363k.
– Day 2 of Event #35, the $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em tournament began at 11 AM PT with Johnny Landreth as chip leader, which he maintained through mid-afternoon. James Woods is among the 171 players still alive.
– Event #36, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-handed was down from 574 to 191 after Day 1. Faraz Jaka holds the chip lead as action resumes at 2 PM PT. Dejan Boskovic, Adrian Mateos, John Racener and Antonio Esfandiari are among the players that remain.
New and Upcoming Excitement
– The first day of Event #37, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em kicked off today with 1476 players entered as of early Monday afternoon. This is the event that Chase Bianci took down last year, besting over 2200 entries.
– Also watch out today for Event #38, the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship, which will get underway later this afternoon.
For Your Streaming Enjoyment
– PokerGo is featuring the final table of the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em seniors event on Monday beginning at 3:30 PM ET. You can also watch a rebroadcast of the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship which featured Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier. You will need a subscription to watch the content ($10 per month or $99 per year).
WSOP Quick Hitters
– How is attendance so far for the WSOP? Overall numbers compared to events last year have the 2017 WSOP down about 4% with just 6 of 20 events showing more participation. The $10k events are down a whopping 16% from last year so far.
– With Phil Ivey largely absent this WSOP (but expected to play in the Main Event) PokerStrategy asks whether Ivey is still the most feared player in poker?
– New York online poker prospects lively shelved until 2018 as opponents worry about the spread of gambling in the state. Meanwhile, Illinois and Pennsylvania look to come down to the wire during this session.
– Grinderschool.com classic poker training video day is on the Indifference Principle. This episode is 8 of 10 in the Intro to Poker Theory series.