310 players alive heading into Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event. Phil Hellmuth offers olive branch in hand controversy. Find these stories and more in the Monday Hit and Run.
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Monday sees the start of Day 5 with 310 players remaining. Barry Hutter, who has $4.3 million in live tournament earnings, will hold the chip lead when the day begins at 11 AM PT. Hutter is followed by Alexander Haro, Brian Altman and Andrew Jeckeln, all within 2 million of the lead.
Notables players still well within striking distance include include Kelly Minkin, Brian Yoon, Benjamin Pollak and James Obst, each with over 2.5 million in chips. Also alive are Joe Cada, Shaun Deeb, Cliff Josephy, Chino Rheem, Antonio Esfandiari, Paul Volpe, Chris Moorman, Adam Levy and Jake Schindler. All the players still alive will be guaranteed at least $37k.
Day 4 wasn’t as fruitful for some players as WSOP Main Event hopes ended for the likes of Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Patrik Antonius, Johnny Chan, Jonathan Duhamel and Tom McEvoy.
The hand that has everyone talking and the bluff that blew up @PhilIvey's 2018 @WSOP Main Event. Coverage continues all week on @ESPN and @PokerGO.
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) July 9, 2018
Now that WSOP Main Event has shed most of its original 7700 plus entries, more non-Main Event action continues.
-In the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em, Longshen Tan takes home $323,472 and his first gold bracelet on Sunday night as he defeated 1,351 entries.
ICYMI, China-born Longsheng Tan, a former LA-based real-estate agent who recently moved to Las Vegas, wins $323,472 and his first WSOP gold bracelet in Event #66, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. https://t.co/wURRZMAdGm pic.twitter.com/LOYFWdzIKb
— WSOP (@WSOP) July 9, 2018
– Anderson Ireland beat 833 entries in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty for his first gold bracelet and a $141,161 first place prize.
Anderson Ireland earned his first bracelet on Monday night in the $1,500 PLO bounty.
— WSOP (@WSOP) July 9, 2018
– The final flight of $1,111 Little One for One Drop enters begins at 11 AM PT. Through the first 2 flights, 252 players remain out of 2,215 entries. The Little One for One Drop allows players to receive an additional 5,000 chips for a $111 donation to charity.
– Day 2 of the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6 Mix gets underway at 2 PM PT with 202 of 901 entries remaining. Jarrod Solomon holds the chip lead heading into the day with Max Silver and Romain Lewis not far behind. Other players still in the hunt include Daniel Negreanu, Anthony Zinno, Erik Seidel and Connor Drinan.
– Monday also sees the start of Event #70, the $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed, a 3-day tournament that beings at 3 PM PT.
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– Phil Hellmuth has apologized to James Campbell for his antics over the weekend and offered the player a Main Event seat for 2019.
@JCamby33 I lost some sleep over my outburst. I believe you lose the hand anyway, but maybe I am wrong. You handled yourself well, and played well. As a gesture of goodwill, and because I respect policeman and firefighters: I’m going to buy you into 2019 $10,000 @WSOP Main Event
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) July 8, 2018
– Doug Polk weighs in on the Phil Hellmuth controversy in his latest vlog post:
In other Phil Hellmuth news, from the Fake News Bin: Chris Hemsworth wears Phil Hellmuth costume to the premier of the Ant Man and the Wasp.
– Daniel Negreanu’s latest WSOP vlog checks in from WSOP Main Event Day 3:
– A win for video game makers as French regulators balk at labeling video game loot boxes as gambling.