WSOP Hit and Run: Hastings Wins $10k Stud; Star-Studded Table in $10k 2-7 Draw Lowball
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)
WSOP Quick Hitters
–Collossus may have hurt Millionaire Maker and Monster Stack numbers.
–New additions to Poker Player’s Championship are proving to be controversial.
–Hachem Makes 2015 debut, reflects on his 2005 WSOP Main Event win.
—7 things to watch for during week 4 of the WSOP.
–Hellmuth schooling Golden State’s Stephen Curry?
–Ever seen this many exposed cards?
Non-WSOP Quick Hitters
–Good article on Amaya’s gamble on PokerStars and the insider trading scandal that followed.
–Why is the Wire Act Restoration Act being stalled? US Poker has several thoughts.
–Little overlap in online and live gaming businesses, says report.
—Four big controversies this week in the Forum Files.
–PokerStars proposes major change to 3rd Party tool policy