Brian Hastings wins his 2nd bracelet in the $10,000 Stud Championship while a star-studded $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball final table will crown a bracelet. Be in the know with today’s Hit and Run.
Four events ended over the weekend, with the MONSTER stack and $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball, among others, in full swing. Get updates to all the action in Monday’s Daily WSOP Roundup.
Event #24: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E Final Report
Australian Robert Campbell didn’t have enough in the tank to hold off Aarash Ghaneian, who won Event 24 on Saturday for $239,750. it was Campbell’s 10th lifetime cash and 2nd of the 2015 Series.
Event #25: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Final Report
High School football coach Jeff Tomlinson took down his first bracelet on Saturday night, besting Pierre Milan for a first place prize of $567,724 in a field of 493. Despite being a full time coach and teacher, this was Tomlinson’s 5th career cash since 2008.
Event 26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Report
Madisonville, Kentucky’s Aaron Wallace bested the largest non-Hold’em field ever in a WSOP — 1,293 — to win the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event, enough for a $226,985 score. He had entered the Pot Limit Omaha event through a $175 satellite 4 days prior.
Event 27: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Report
Brian Hastings took down his second bracelet with a win of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship on Saturday, beating two-time bracelet winner Scott Clements. Hastings, a founder of Cardrunners, last won a bracelet in 2012’s $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em. Other bracelet finishers include Dan Kelly, who finished in 3rd and Max Pescatori, who finished in eight.
Event 28: MONSTER STACK $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Updates
A total of 7,192 players entered over two days of the MONSTER Stack, which was trimmed down to 272 after Day 2 and 171 since Day 3 began at 11 AM PT. Gylbert Drolet has the chip lead with 1,600,000 chips, with notables such as Scott Nguyen and Benjamin Zamani — who won Event #20 — still remaining.
Event 29: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship Updates
Day 2 began with 32 players and ended with 6, including some big names. Dan Smith has the lead with 661,000 chips, but right on his tail is 2-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman, eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel in 4th, bracelet winner Phil Galfond and two-timer Eli Elezra. The chips for Event 29 will start flying at 2 PM PT.
Event 30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Updates
Some 2,150 players entered the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event, the 30th of this World Series of Poker. A total of 235 remain and battle it out today at 1 PM PT. Chris Hinchcliffe has the lead at 206,000 and hopes to keep it up to take down the $353,391 top prize. D.J MacKinnon (164,500), Ilkin Amiron (160,000) Shaun Deeb (71,000) and Antonio Esfandiari are among the players still vying for the bracelet. Day 2 will start at 1 PM PT today.
Event 31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Updates
Three time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen has the lead with 231,800 chips after Sunday’s Day 1 action. He’s followed by a field of 134 that include Doug Polk in 2nd and Young Ji in 3rd. Notables that remain include Robert Mizrachi, Jonathan Duhamel and Mike Matusow. Madsen last took down a bracelet in 2013’s Pot Limit Omaha $3,000 event. Event 31 will begin at 2 PM PT.
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed (starts at 12:00 PM PT)
Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (starts at 4 PM PT)
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