WSOP Hit and Run: Hastings Wins Again; Kaverman Gets First Bracelet; Negreanu Eyes Final Table
Brian Hastings doubles up on 2015 World Series of Poker bracelets, Byron Kaverman breaks through, and Daniel Negreanu nears a final table. Be in the know with today’s Hit and Run.
Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold’em: Final report
Andre Boyer, at the age of 72, won his second bracelet — 10 years after his first — along with a quarter of a million dollars.
Event #35: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.: Final Report
Daniel Idema started out as the short stack among the final three players, but ended up taking home his third bracelet and $260K, beating out Kevin Iacofano and Matt Vengrin.
Event #36: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha: Final report
WSOP Circuit winner Corrie Wunstel rode his chip lead heading into day three into his first bracelet, along with the first prize of $267K. Kevin Saul finished second.
Event #37: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship: Final report
Byron Kaverman, one of the top tournament pros around right now, finally got his first bracelet. He overcame a final 12 that included a ton of great players to win the top prize of $650K. Just two tables consisting of a total of 12 players remain. Doug Polk, who entered the final table as the chip leader, finished second, while Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz was third.
Event #38: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Just five remain heading into the final table, including chip leader Jesse Sylvia, the former main event runner-up. Thiago Nishijima, who has half a million in WSOP cashes, is the leader.
Event #39: $1,500 Ten-Game Mix: Final report
Brian Hastings took down his second bracelet this series and his third overall while taking home first-place money of $133K. He beat a final table that included bracelet winner Todd Brunson and Mike “SirWatts” Watson.
Event #40: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship: Updates
There are about 60 players remaining from the starting field of more than 4,000. Bracelet winner Steve Gee is the best-known player remaining.
Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship: Updates
Stephen Chidwick — who is still in search of his first bracelet despite more than a million in WSOP earnings — is the chip leader with 11 players left. Also in the mix: Daniel Negreanu and Max Pescatori, who already won once at this WSOP. Live stream here.
Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Barny Boatman are among the notables near the top of the chip counts after day 1.
WSOP Quick Hitters
–Bryan Micon is reportedly heading back to the United States to face charges of running an unlicensed online poker site in Nevada, the bitcoin site Seals With Clubs.
–Would a players council for the WSOP be a good thing?
–A look at the ethical questions associated with staking and sidebets at tournament series like the WSOP.
–Daryll Fish has advice for playing deep-stacked/extended play tourneys.
–An interview with Mike Leah, who has been running deep in lots of tourneys.
–Jason Mercier appears on the PokerNews podcast.
Non-WSOP Quick Hitters
–Dan Smith is back on top of the Global Poker Index.
–SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia will host the $100,000 Guaranteed Summer Poker Showdown starting June 25.
–A look at some of the greatest accidental tournament registrations.
–Updates from the UKIPT Marbella.