WSOP Hit and Run: Gold Falls Short; Zinno Wins 1st Bracelet; Online Bracelet Event Starts Today

Can we give Ant Zinno every POY award already? The first ever online bracelet event begins today. Dan Colman’s laydown dissected. Jamie Gold finishes 5th in Event #59.

WSOP roundup

Event #57: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em: Final Report

Takahiro Nakai bested Melvin Wiener to win his first WSOP bracelet and Japan’s second.

Event #59: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

Four players will return to the Rio on Friday to fight for the bracelet in Event #59, but 2006 WSOP Main Event Champion and poker lightning rod Jamie Gold will not be one of them. Gold was eliminated in 5th place on Day 3.

Event #60: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha: Final Report

Anthony Zinno is having an impressive 2015. The Massachusetts native already has two WPT victories on his resume, and he can now add a WSOP bracelet to what is fast becoming one of the better years in tournament poker history. Zinno now has a very real chance to sweep every major POY award.

Event #61: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop: Updates

The field is now down to 128 players in the Little One for One Drop. One of the players eliminated on Wednesday was Rosanna Woo. Woo won her seat in a PPA contest and cashed in the tournament.

Event #62: $1,500 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

Another new event in 2015 is the $1,500 Bounty event, with $500 of each entry doled out as a bounty. It’s apparently a popular format, considering 2,178 players signed up for the tournament, with 281 making it through to Day 2.

Event #63: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship: Updates

204 players registered for the $10k HORSE tournament, and when the dust settled at the end of the day 122 players remained, including 2015 bracelet winner Eli Elezra, who will take the chip-lead into Day 2.

Starting Today:

Event #64: WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold’em

Event #65: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

WSOP Quick Hitters

Read PartTimePoker’s guide to today’s Dealer’s Choice tournament at the WSOP.

Even though it probably won’t have much of an impact on the WSOP, this is still pretty big news. The WSOP’s parent company, Caesars Entertainments, has installed Mark Frissora as its new President and CEO. Frissora takes over for the long-tenured and highly controversial Gary Loveman.

Non-WSOP Quick Hitters

Houston, we have a problem. No big deal really, just your typical two Queen of Clubs on the flop in a $250,000 buy-in poker game.


888 launches online satellites to small buy-in, live, local events around the globe. The initiative has been dubbed, 888Live Local.

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto pulls his online poker bill from the agenda of a July 8 hearing.

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