The WSOP is going full throttle. Roberly Felicio shipped a bracelet in the summer’s biggest field. Justin Bonomo can’t be stopped. And Doyle Brunson talks cinema. That and more and bracelets galore in Friday’s Hit and Run.
Felicio Conquers Colosus
Roberly Felicio became only the 5th player from Brazil to win a WSOP Bracelet when he conquered the monster 13,000+ entry field to win the 2018 WSOP Collosus. The final day took a whopping 243 hands with Sang Liu taking home 2nd place and a cool half million.
2010 WSOP Main Event Runner-Up John Racener headlined the final table, but couldn’t get much going in the end and bowed out in 8th. It was a great final table, and if you want you can re-watch the stream on Twitch. The Colosus had six starting days and 13,000 entries. That’s down significantly from year’s past, but it’s still an amazing event in the summer schedule.
Bonomo Headlines Heads-Up
Every year someone seems to run absolutely on fire. In 2011 it was Erik Seidel; in 2014 Dan Coleman. Three years ago it was Fedor Holz. And this year, it just may be Justin Bonomo. The Super High Roller Bowl winner has made it down to the Final Four in the 10k Heads-up event at the WSOP. Bonomo will square off against Martijn Gerrets in the semi-finals. Jason McConnon and Juan Pardo Dominguez will be the one’s doing battle on the other side of the bracket. The four will play down to one tonight with the winner taking home over $185,000.
Hopefully, Bonomo still cares about an amount so small.
Recent WSOP Results
-In addition to Felicio’s victory, a couple other events concluded as well. Daniel Ospina took down the $1500 2-7 Lowball Draw event for over $87k and his first WSOP bracelet. Ospina denied Shaun Deeb who was going for a ridiculous two bracelets in one day as he had made Day 3 in the 1500 Big Blind Ante event as well. Deeb would get 3rd with Timothy Mcdermott coming in 2nd.
-William “Twooopair” Raymond was the winner in the $365 WSOP Online Event #10. He pocketed almost $150,000 – not bad for a day’s work. Anthony Spinella was the biggest name at the table, but he finished in 7th.
-Naturally, several other events have reached either Day 2 or Day 3, not just the 10k Heads-Up. The $1500 Big Blind Ante event will play down to a winner today. Originally a 3 day event, the first ever Big Blind ante event will crown a champion today instead. Ben Moon starts the day as the chipleader.
-Event #15 the $1500 HORSE event also should find a winner today. WSOP-C New Orleans Main Event champ Damjan Radanov leads the action going into Day 3. Scott Clements is also in the top ten in chips. Whoever is fortunate to take this one down will pocket just over $200,000. Tasty.
-The $1500 6-Max will see it’s Day 2 today. Bart Lybaert is the chipleader and the winner will pocket over $378,000.
-And the $10k Dealer’s Choice will see their Day 2 today as well. Always a favorite event of the pros, the event drew all the biggest names. Bryce Yockey leads the remaining 41 players heading into the second day.
-Today will see two new events begin, as is the norm. First off the $565 PLO Event is expected to draw HUGE numbers – maybe upwards of two thousand entries. And in the afternoon, the $5k No Limit Hold ‘Em event will get under way. Several big names are expected to get in on the action.
-While Doyle Brunson may not be on the tournament trail anymore, he’s still a big presence in the high stakes cash games and in the poker world in general. And like all good ol’ boys from Texas, the poker legend has a special love of Westerns. Famed poker writer Nolan Dalla sat down with Doyle to talk all things old West. It’s a great video to watch.
-Of course Daniel Negreanu continues to put out entertaining content with his blog. Yesterday, he shed some light on a little bit of the action from Bobby’s Room. The poker legend may have struck out so far at the WSOP, but he cleaned up at the Bellagio:
-It’s no secret that poker badboy Doug Polk has been playing a lot less poker lately as he gets into Crypto and other pursuits. And recently he took to Facebook to talk about how he may be stepping away from playing for a while. It’s a sad, sobering but honest look at what’s going through the mind of one of the game’s biggest names.
-The Champ is back! Scott Blumstein is dead set on defending his title this year at the WSOP. And our friends at USPoker.com got a chance to talk with him about his plans for playing this summer.
-And lastly, we mentioned to you how Roberly Felicio won a bracelet, but what you may not have seen yet is just how we won. Here’s the video and all we can say is… don’t celebrate til it’s over, kids.
— TwitchPoker (@TwitchPoker) June 8, 2018
Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker