WSOP Daily Notes 5/31: Mizrachi Wins Third Bracelet; Colossus Hits Day 2
Robert Mizrachi goes after his third bracelet. And who will emerge from day 2 of the biggest live poker tourney ever? And we’ll track the ever growing Colossus tournament in our daily blog on the WSOP.
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Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better: Updates
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS $565 No-Limit Hold’em ($5,000,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool): Updates
Event #6: $1,000 Hyper Hold’em: Updates
Event #7: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship: Updates
Updated: 11:05 p.m. Vegas time
MBN to be Wang
Michael Wang, fresh off a bracelet, is over 100K in chips in the Colossus. Read about it here.
Chiu seeks No. 6
David Chiu is doing well early in the $10K draw event, as he is sitting near the chip lead. He’s got five bracelets already, none of them in a draw game, however.
People not happy
So, the final numbers of the Colossus were announced: 22,374 entries. 2,241 make the money. First place gets $638K. Twitter lost its s*** after the announcement, mostly because only about 5% of the money is going to first place, and a flat payout structure. The mincash is also higher than most other other tournaments. Then, for some unknown reason, everyone started getting pissed about first place money as compared with the rake for the tournament, which will be $1.4 million:
Someone lost half the Colossus prizepool
— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) June 1, 2015
Disgrace only 638k out of 11million for 1st I colossus pa more players rake more players#sadwsop
— Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) June 1, 2015
Poker Twitterverse is unbearable right now with idiots comparing 1st prize to rake in #Colossus
— Matt Reed (@m_reed05) June 1, 2015
What was a great story for the WSOP has quickly turned to a negative one, as most of the poker community is pretty annoyed right now. People are calling for the tournament not to be held next year, already. It’s hard to believe that would happen. It’s also hard to believe there could be a meaningful boycott assembled. But, that’s still a year away. For now, people are still playing to win a lot of money for a tournament with a buy-in of $565.
WSOP executive director Ty Stewart has been defending the payouts on Twitter.
And 4 those who complain we take market average rake we've also got pretty darn high expenses to put this thing on. Not getting 1000x ROI.
— Ty Stewart (@wsopSUITd) June 1, 2015
Robert Mizrachi overcame a 2-to-1 chip disadvantage to start heads-up play in the $1.5K Omaha hi-lo event to win his third career bracelet. He got a quarter of a million dollars for the effort. Details here. He also won an Omaha event in 2007, to go along with his victory in a dealer’s choice game last year. Congratulations!
— Rex Clinkscales (@RexClinkscales) May 31, 2015
Real Phil Ivey tweets…
Odds this tweets is actually being tweeted by Phil Ivey, and not one of his minions?
— Phil Ivey (@philivey) May 30, 2015
Woods owning n00bs
After his final table run, James Woods is back at it…
— Tom Desroches (@TomDesroches) May 31, 2015
HU for a bracelet
Two-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi and Jacob Dahl are starting their match today to determine who wins the $250K top prize in the $1,500 Omaha hi-lo event. Updates here. Mizrachi has just 1.8 million to Dahl’s 5 million.
Hyper for the hyper
The “hyperturbo” event is today — which just means the blind structure is really fast. Jennifer Tilly is excited:
— Jennifer Tilly (@Jtillathekilla2) May 31, 2015