WSOP Hit and Run: Colossus Winner; $10K Heads-Up Scandal; Lehr’s 2nd Bracelet

Dustin Gouker : June 4th, 2015


A winner is finally crowned in the biggest WSOP tournament ever held. Controversy crops up in the $10K heads-up event. And a pro wins his second bracelet. 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 #5: The COLOSSUS $565 No-Limit Hold’em: Final report
Cord Garcia took down the biggest live tournament ever held, and doubled his career winnings with the $638K top prize. There was a dramatic ending to the tournament; our Alex Weldon breaks it all down here.

Event #8: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em: Final report
Paul Michaelis denied Tom Marchese his first bracelet while also pocketing the top prize of $192K. Marchese, who has nearly $10 million in live earnings, is still in search of his first WSOP bracelet.

Event #9: $1,500 Razz: Final report
Max Pescatori won his third World Series of Poker bracelet and the top prize of $155K. It was his first bracelet since 2008, however. Eli Elezra was fifth, and Cyndy Violette finished ninth.

Event #10: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship: Updates
Keith Lehr defeated Paul Volpe play heads-up today for the title, as one player won his second bracelet and the other was denied his second. Lehr also won $334K. Watch the final table here. The bigger news involves an alleged cheating scandal. News here, analysis from Alex Weldon here. The WSOP’s Jack Effel says they are looking into it.

Event #11: $1,500 Limit Hold’em: Updates
There are under 30 players left, including some big names near the chip lead. Alexander Kostritsyn, David Chiu and Shannon Shorr are all in position to win this event.

Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Updates
Mike “SirWatts” Watson is near the chip lead on the start of day two.

Event #13: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better: Updates
Layne Flack leads the field as he is in search of his seventh bracelet.

Starting today
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout: Updates

WSOP quick hitters

–BLUFF talks to the voices behind the live streams.
–The WSOP’s Ty Stewart takes a look at the best and worst parts of the Colossus.

Non-WSOP quick hitters

–Yet another Pennsylvania iGaming bill surfaces, and this one is good news for poker players in the state.
–An op-ed on bad actor clauses in online poker regulation legislation.
NBC Sports Network will televise the $500K Super High Roller Bowl from Aria.

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