WSOP Hit and Run: $1k Largest Non-Hold’em Event; MONSTER Draws Thousands

Craig Klinski : June 13th, 2015
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The $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha event’s 1,293 entrants turned out to be the largest non-Hold’em event in history, while the MONSTER stack event puts up impressive numbers. Stay informed with all this an more in today’s Hit and Run.

WSOP roundup

Four events will see final tables today with winners likely crowned in each. Meanwhile, the MONSTER Stack 1B field starts playing after more than 3000 entered yesterday. Check it out the PTP’s Daily WSOP Roundup.

Event #24: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E Updates
A 3rd day wasn’t enough to crown a bracelet winner. After Friday’s play, three remain with Robert Campbell the leader over Arash Ghaneian from Iran. David Levi is a distance third with 855,000. A bunch of notables including Phil Helmuth (31st) and Ted Forrest (18th) were eliminated earlier in the day. They’ll resume the action today at 1 PM, with each of the remaining players fighting for a $239,750 top prize.

Action picks up at 1 PM PT. This one is slated to be live streamed from WSOP.com.

Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Updates
2014 $2,500 No Limit Hold’em bracelet winner Pierre Milan has the lead after Day 3 with over just over 3 million chips, 800,000 chips ahead of Jonathan Jaffa and a million ahead of 3rd place Jonathan Little. Earlier in the day, Shawn Deeb (22nd) and Joseph Cheong (16) were eliminated from the tournament. Day 4 will resume today at the ESPN Main stage at 1 PM PT. Poker fans will be able to watch the action once it resumes on WSOP.com.

Event 26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Updates
The 1,293 entrants that bought into the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event made it the largest non-Hold’em event in the history of the World Series of Poker. The 129 players that began the day were whittled down to 16 with Aaron Wallace the chip leader with 753,000. They’ll battle it out for a $226,985 first place prize, beginning today at 1 PM PT. You will be able to catch the action live on WSOP.com once they reach the final table.

Event 27: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Updates
Cardrunner’s Brian Hastings has the lead on Day 3 with 720,000 in chips in a field of eight. Hastings has three cashes in this years WSOP and whose finish would place him in the top 10 of the Player of the Year rankings. Earlier in the day, 5-time bracelet winner David Chiu finished in 11th place. Hastings currently has a second place is currently held by John Thrower with 426,000. Three bracelet winners remain including Max Pescatori with three, Scott Clements and Dan Kelly each with two. An exciting final table will get underway at 1 PM PT.

Event 28: MONSTER STACK $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Updates
The Monster Stack had a monster turnout with over 3,000 players entering on Day 1A. The day concluded with 825 survivors and Chi Truong with a slight lead with 193,400 chips. Day 1B got underway at 10 AM PT this morning.

Starting Today:
Event #28b: MONSTER STACK $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – Updates – The second half of the tournament field began today at 10 AM PT.
Event #29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship

WSOP Quick Hitters

–Connor Drinan Exposes Possible Cheating in Event #10
–2015 WSOP by the numbers

Non-WSOP Quick Hitters

Party Poker shares fall as two major shareholders sell shares.
–New Californian Gambling Chairman announced
–An article from Newsweek on why poker is the perfect All-American game.

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