Doyle Brunson in deep run in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball. Two more WSOP bracelet winners on Monday. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Doyle Brunson Goes Deep in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball
Doyle Brunson has made it into Day 3 of the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball (Event #23) which he is saying could be the last WSOP tournament of his storied career. Heading into Day 3, Brunson was among 11 remaining players vying for the bracelet and a first-place prize of $259,670.
Brunson, who has 470,500 chips, is battling against Mike Wattel, who has the chip lead with 1,293,000. Second is Shawn Sheikhan, who followed by Galen Hall and Brian Rast. Doyle’s son Todd Brunson is also alive at 9th in chips.
The action kicks off at 2 PM PT.
Going to the Rio to play in 2-7 lowball tournament. Probably the last one I'll ever play.
— Doyle Brunson (@TexDolly) June 11, 2018
To win the title, Wein outlasted 518 entries over four days to win the title including David Laka heads-up, who won $332,328. Also taking home big paydays were Eric Blair, Jake Schindler and John Amato.
It wasn't quick work, but Jeremy Wein outlasted one of the toughest final tables of the summer to win his first @WSOP bracelet in the $5K Big Blind Antes event.
Relive the final table only on @PokerGO. https://t.co/reoCJMgr0R
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) June 12, 2018
In Event #22, the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix, Philip Long won his first WSOP bracelet after outlasting 481 players over three days. Long, who won $147,348, had to defeat Daniel Negreanu, John Racener and Kevin Malis heads-ups at the final table to win the title.
— WSOP (@WSOP) June 12, 2018
– Aaron Messmer held the chip lead over 155 players heading into Day 3 of the Millionaire Maker (Event #21), which began the day at 11 AM PT. Still in the hunt to start the day were Joe McKeehen, Greg Merson, and JC Tran. As of mid-afternoon, the field had been whittled down to 97 players.
– Day 2 of the $2,620 Marathon No Limit Hold’em tournament (Event #24) began at noon PT with 706 players remaining and Joshua Smith holding the chip lead. The five-day tournament will continue accepting registrations through Day 2.
– The second day of the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo or Better(Event #25) gets underway at 2 PM PT with Trend Gundrum holding the lead against the remaining 176 players. First place will receive a prize of $173,528.
– The $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament (Event #26) kicked things off at 11 AM today, an event which Tyler Groth won last year for $179k.
– The other new tournament of the day is the $10,000 HORSE Championship (Event #27), beginning at 3 PM PT on Tuesday. David Bach won it last year for $383,208 after he defeated a field that included some big names.
– WSOP.com traffic is up in its first WSOP since the player pools in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey were merged, but traffic has not seen the bounce in subsequent days that would be expected.
– Elio Fox holds the lead in the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year standings with 1743.65 points as of Tuesday morning. Hes followed behind Paul Volpe with 1.671.30 points and Joe Cada in 3rd place. Other notables in the top 10 include Nick Petrangelo and Justin Bonomo.
– WSOP Europe will once again be held at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic with ten braclet events scheduled from October 9th to October 28th.
– Daniel Negreanu breaks down his final table appearance at the $1,500 8 Game in his latest vlog.
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