WSOP Hit and Run: Doyle Returns; Pescatori Wins 2nd Bracelet of 2015; Seniors Overrun the Rio

Staff : June 22nd, 2015


Our daily snapshot of the poker world finds Doyle Brunson returning to the World Series of Poker; rumors of Phil Ivey sightings; the Seniors and Super Seniors tournament updates; Max Pescatori becoming the second player in two days to win his second bracelet of 2015; and a whole lot more.

WSOP roundup

Event #38: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em: Final report
Brazil picked up its first WSOP bracelet of 2015 as Thiago Nishijima sealed the deal in front of a boisterous crowd of Brazilians. Nishijima walked away with $546,843.

Event #40: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship: Updates
Because of the field size, the Seniors Championship will need an extra day to complete. The final nine players will return on Monday with Travis Baker leading the way. Also in contention is former November Niner Steve Gee.

Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship: Final report
Danierl Negreanu finished 3rd to Stephen Chidwick and Max Pescatori in the Stud hi/lo Championship. Negreanu was denied his 7th bracelet, but Max Pescatori picked up his second bracelet of 2015 and fourth overall.

Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Yevgeniy Timoshenko’s hot run in this event continued on Day 2 as the Ukrainian bagged up 405,400 by the end of the day. Timoshenko heads into Day 3 of the four day tournament as the chip-leader, with 115 total players still in contention, including Antonio Esfandiari, who bagged up the second largest stack when play was halted, 368,000.

Event #43: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

1,533 players aged 65 and older registered for the inaugural tournament, including Doyle Brunson, who ended his self-imposed WSOP retirement to take part in the event. Doyle wasn’t among the 253 players who made it through to Day 2.

Event #44: The $50,000 Poker Players Championship: Updates

With registration still open, just 77 players signed up for the $50k Poker players Championship, down from 102 last year. Despite social media buzz indicating this would be Phil Ivey’s first WSOP event of the summer, he hasn’t registered for the tournament, and doesn’t appear to be in Las Vegas.

Starting Today:

Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed: Updates

WSOP Quick Hitters

Controversy over the new GPI-produced Player of the Year standings refuses to die down.

And neither has the idea of a Players Advisory Council.

PokerNews found itself in some hot water following a risqué advertisement embedded into its WSOP coverage and social media feeds.

Matt Savage on the upcoming Tournament Director’s Association summit, “Tanking and reentries will be major topics of discussion.”

Non WSOP Quick Hitters is no longer the owner of the World Poker Tour, having sold the WPT to China-based OurGame on June 19. Some see this as a great opportunity, while others feel this is the just the first of the company’s assets that will be offloaded.

In what may be a last gasp effort, the California legislature will host a hearing on online poker this Wednesday.

PKR has a new CEO, former SportingBet CFO and Tipp24 Managing Director Neil Alexander.

The hidden value of PokerStars Sit & Go tournaments.

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