Michael Mizrachi hopes to earn his third PPC title on Tuesday. Matthew Davis wins the Seniors Event. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Matthew Davis is the winner of the $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em event (Event #32), a tournament that drew 5,918 players, the largest Seniors event in the history of the World Series of Poker. In winning the event, Matthew Davis takes home his first WSOP bracelet and $662,983.
Chabot College (CA) statistics teacher Matthew Davis collects his own big number, $662,676 (plus a first WSOP gold bracelet), in winning the largest Seniors Event in WSOP history. https://t.co/RdquvDwCYK pic.twitter.com/h2kaHpXYhX
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– Michael Mizrachi continues to hold the chip lead in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship as the tournament played down to a final table on Monday. Mizrachi has the chip lead with nearly 8.9 million in chips, followed by Dan Smith (4.5 million) in second, Aaron Katz (2.6 million), John Hennigan (2.4 million), Benny Glaser (2.2 million) and Mike Leah (1.2 million). Play will resume at 2 PM PT on Tuesday.
– The Mixed $1,500 tournament (Event #35) was extended another day as the final three will battle it out for the bracelet on Tuesday. Yueqi Zhu holds a comfortable chip lead with 4,515,000 in chips followed by Gabriel Ramos with 970,000 and Carol Fuchs with 310,000.
– Daniel Colpoys is chip leader in the $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em tournament (Event #34) after Day 2. Of the 5,700 entries into the event, 162 remain with Mike Del Vecchio, Tony Dunst and Richard Dubini among those still alive. Action will pick up at 12 PM PT.
– The $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em tournament (Event #36) is down to 43 players heading into Day 3. Jeffrey Webber has the chip lead with Steve Zolotow among the notables still in the hunt with an above-average chip stack. Action will pick up at 11 AM PT.
– Kirk Banks has the chip lead in Event #37, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em after Day 1. Heading into Day 2, 236 players remain out of 1,300 original entries. Barry Greenstein, Andy Frakenberger and Aaron Massey are among those remaining when action begins at noon.
– Ben Yu leads the $10,000 7 Card Stud Championship (Event #38) after Day 1. Of the 76 entries from Day 1, 27 players remain. Daniel Negreanu sits second in chips with Scott Seiver and Robert Mizrachi still in the hunt when the cards are dealt at 2 PM PT.
– The first event of the day is the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout, starting at 11 AM on Tuesday. Ben Maya won the tournament for $257,764 last year during the 3-day event.
– Event #40, the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet begins today at 3 PM PT. The tournament consists of No Limit Hold’em, Big O, No LImit 2-7 Lowball Draw, Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better, No Limit 5-Card Draw, Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw. Jake Lakemeier won the tournament last year when he outlasted 197 players.
Watch the WSOP
Today, poker fans get their choice of watching two different events. On the subscription-based PokerGo, fans can tune into the $50,000 Players Championship final table at 6 PM ET. On Twitch, you’ll be able to catch Day 2 of the $10,000 Stud event.
– Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth are among those who have committed to the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop. So far, 30 players have confirmed, meaning there are currently 18 seats available.
– Doug Polk discusses Phil Hellmuth’s markup controversy in his latest vlog post:
In case you can’t get enough Doug Polk, you might want to check out his latest comedy channel on YouTube.
– Kristen Bicknell and boyfriend Alex Foxen were accused of soft playing during a MSPT Venetian $5,000 event this week.
– Joey Ingram plays some poker with fellow vlogger Andrew Neeme:
– From the Fake News Bin: Has Steve Albini’s recently bracelet win has inspired a new poker boom?