Carol Fuchs wins one for the ladies. Intriguing DraftKings 50/50 tourney attracts over 1,000 entrants. Kevin Boudreau’s feel good story continues. Changes and debate at the TDA Summit.
Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Final Report
After a very long grind of a tournament, Matt O’Donnell can be officially welcomed to the ranks of WSOP bracelet winners.
Event #49: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better: Final Report
PTP favorite, the Prince of Docness made the final table, but fell by the wayside in 7th place as Young Ji went on to claim the PLO8 bracelet.
Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship: Final Report
Ben Yu took down the Limit Championship title, defeating Jesse Martin in heads-up play.
Event #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Updates
The $3k 6-Max NLHE tournament will need an extra day to crown a champion, with Justin Liberto and Seamus Cahill returning to finish their heads-up duel on Sunday.
Event #52: $1,500 Dealers Choice: Final Report
The Dealer’s Choice champion was an unlikely winner for two reasons. First, Carol Fuchs is a woman (just the 21st female to win an open event at the WSOP), and second, she is an amateur player. Fuchs was the first female champion of 2015.
Event #53: $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship: Updates
The Ladies Championship is not the draw it once was, but the 10 women who are returning to the Rio on Sunday probably don’t care, considering the winner will still receive a hefty $153,876 payday.
Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship: Updates
The PLO Championship is down to 21 players, with several big names still in the hunt. Jason Mercier, Shaun Deeb, Dan Smith, Triple Crown winner David Kitai, and Simon “Aces” Trumper among them.
Event #55: $1,500 Draftkings 50/50 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
One of the more intriguing formats in WSOP history is down to just 211 players after a full day of play. All of these players are guaranteed at least $1,500, but the winner is going to take home over $200k.
Event #56: $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Turbos gunna turbo, as 400 of the 454 entrants were eliminated on Day 1.
Event #57: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #58: $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP
WSOP Quick Hitters
The Tournament Directors Association Summit has announced a new policy regarding showdowns, Alex Weldon has all the details here.
Kevin Boudreau had the entire poker community pulling for him after nearly losing his life to a traumatic brain injury during last year’s WSOP. Boudreau overcame, and the longtime poker pro’s comeback is now nearly complete:
Congrats to Kevin Boudreau (@KevinPhwap) who just cashed in the $3,000 NLH Six-Handed event! Nice to have you back, Kevin. Good times ahead.
— WSOP (@WSOP) June 27, 2015
Non-WSOP Quick Hitters
More from the TDA Summit, as the FCOTD (First Card of the Deck) rule continues to be a lightning rod between TD’s and Daniel Negreanu.
The most cynical poll in the history of cynical polls was crafted at 2+2, asking players “what will kill online poker first?”
Aria hosting the Celebrity Super High Roller Shootout this weekend.
The only way to rid the poker world of Lock Poker type sites is through regulation argues John Mehaffey.