Chris Ferguson loses his bid for the $10k Stud Championship to Mike Wattel. WSOP Main Event entries eclipse 7,000 for first three flights. Find these stories and more in the Monday WSOP Hit and Run.

Recent Results

In case you missed some of the action of the weekend, here is a run-down to catch you up as start your week.

– Mike Wattel beat Chris Ferguson in a well-fought heads-up match on Sunday night in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship (Event #72). The victory is Wattel’s second World Series of Poker bracelet, which was in 1999 in the $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better. Other big names at the top include Perry Friedman in 3rd, John Monette (5th), Shaun Deeb (7th) and David Benyamine (8th) finished high in the payout pool. Despite coming up short for his first bracelet since 2003, Chris Ferguson’s 2nd place position has inched closer to the top of the Player of the Year leaderboard standings.

– On Saturday, Chris Klodnicky won his first bracelet in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #66) when he outlasted nearly 2000 players over three days. His win was one of the largest first place prize pools of the World Series with a $428,423 payday. Emile Schiff finished in 2nd place with Ben Zamani in 4th and Kenny Hallaert in 7th.

– On Friday night, James Calderaro took down the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller for a $1.289 million dollar prize pool and his first place bracelet. Calderaro has previously won a Word Poker Tour title and is also the owner of multiple $100k+ cashes. To win his title, Caleraro outlasted over 200 players to come away from the victory. Alexey Rybin finished in 2nd for $796k while Dan Smith finished in 8th and won almost $147k.

– Harrison Gimble won Event #68, the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em to take home his first WSOP bracelet. With the victory, Gimbel not only wins his first WSOP bracelet (and $645k) but also takes down the elusive “Poker Triple Crown” — a WSOP bracelet, WPT title and an EPT title.

– Jason Gola beats David Baker to win the $1,500 Razz (Event #69) for his first bracelet and a $132k first place prize. Baker took home just over $82k. Benny Glaser (5th) and Phil Hellmuth (6th) were among the notable names who finished high.

– On Sunday, Heidi May won Event #70, the $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship when she outlasted 718 other players for her first bracelet and $135k. Some of the notable women who cashed included Tiffany Lee in 7th ($15,760) and Vanessa Selbst in 56th ($2,040).

– A total of 1,312 online players joined the fast-paced $1,000 online No Limit Hold’em Championship. Nipun “Javatinii” Java won nearly $238k over the course of a single day for his first bracelet.

Ongoing Action

– WSOP Main Event enters Day 1C on Monday at 11 AM PT. Over 4070 players have entered on Monday as of 4:30 PM PT. On Saturday, 795 players entered (the most since 2013) while Day 1B drew another 2,164 (the most in six years).

– A lot of people are talking about this hand. Watch Vannesa Selbst get knocked out of the WSOP Main Event featured table in heart-breaking fashion on Day 1B.

For Your Streaming Enjoyment

– The viewing schedule for the Main Event has been released, with action available to watch through PokerGo and ESPN/ESPN2 throughout the series. Today, players can watch the action on PokerGo beginning at 11:30 PM PT.

WSOP Quick Hitters

– World Series of Poker Player of the Year standings heading into the Main Event: John Monnette (865.21), John Racer (853.16), Chris Ferguson (848.31), Ryan Hughes (820.71) and Raymond Henson (722.86).

– US Poker handicaps the 2017 Poker Hall of Fame list which includes the likes the Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, Huck Seed and Ted Forrest.

– If you are upset about missing the WSOP, maybe you shouldn’t be. PokerStrategy writes that today might be the softest day of the year for online poker play.

– Jeff Gross is the latest player to join Team PokerStars.

– Grinderschool classic poker training video of the day is part 2 of 8 on the “How to Master Full Ring No Limit Hold’em” series – a look at 10-25 NL.