WSOP Hit and Run: Accused in Heads-Up Controversy Responds; Bracelet Winners Go For More

Dustin Gouker : June 5th, 2015


The player accused of cheating in the heads-up event responds. And bracelet winners lead two events on their final day. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

WSOP roundup

What went on at the World Series of Poker yesterday? And what’s going on today? We’ll keep you updated here daily.

Event #11: $1,500 Limit Hold’em: Final report

Several big names had a chance to win this one, but in the end it was William Kakon taking the bracelet in his second career WSOP final table. He also won $196K. Shannon Shorr was fifth, bracelet winner William Song finished sixth, two-time bracelet winner Brandon Cantu was eighth and Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn was ninth.

Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Updates
Two-time bracelet winner Steve Billirakis is the chip leader as 25 return for the final day of play. Mike “SirWatts” Watson is also in the mix, trying to win his first bracelet even though he has a million in WSOP cashes. Scott Montgomery also seeks his second bracelet. Play resumes at 1 p.m.

Event #13: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better: Updates
Brandon Paster, who won his first bracelet last year, is in front with 40 players left. Scotty Nguyen and Barry Shulman are also still alive.

Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout: Updates
Notables who won their tables on day 1 include Pratyush Buddiga, Mohsin Charania, Justin Bonomo, Stephen Chidwick, Fedor Holz, Dominik Nitsche, Dennis Phillips and Rep Porter.

Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship: Updates
Josh Arieh leads the final 64 in this one, while Shaun Deeb and Davidi Kitai are close behind.

Starting today
Event #16A: MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

WSOP quick hitters

–The subject of an alleged cheating investigation in the $10K heads-up event, Valeriu Coca, responds to the charges.
–An early look at the “Colossus bump” from our Alex Weldon.
Phil Ivey is still MIA and is losing money online.
–Ivan Demidov says his backer for the 2008 main event, when he finished second, is finally paying up.
–More on DraftKings’ heavy presence at the WSOP.

Non-WSOP quick hitters

–Daniel Negreanu is behind a new poker-themed TV show, called “Four Kings.”
The weekly update from the Poker Players Alliance.
–Delaware online poker has another good month.
–An article on four-bet sizing.

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