Phil Hellmuth adds to his record-breaking collection of bracelets in the $10K razz event, while pros try to cash in on the Millionaire Maker. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.
What went on at the World Series of Poker yesterday? And what’s going on today? We’ll keep you updated here daily.
Event #16: MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Just 17 players remain to go after the million-dollar top prize. And a bunch of pros who have already won millions are in the mix. Two-time bracelet winner Erick Lindgren is in second place, while WPT commentator and hall of famer Mike Sexton isn’t far behind. Olivier Busquet goes after his first bracelet, as does Andrew Lichtenberger. When they get to the final table, you can watch the live stream here.
Event #17: $10,000 Razz Championship: Final report
Phil Hellmuth won his 14th bracelet, overcoming a talented final table that included Shaun Deeb and Mike Leah. Hellmuth defeated bracelet winner Mike Gorodinsky in a back-and-forth heads-up battle. Erik Seidel went out in 11th place.
Event #18: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em: Final report
John Gale took down his second career bracelet and won $298K in this tourney with accelerated blind levels, which lasted just two days. You can watch the final table here.
Event #19: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Updates
Keven Stammen, seeking his second bracelet, leads this one with just 22 players remaining. Brian Hastings, David Chiu, Matt Hawrilenko and Ronnie Bardah are among the bracelet winners still alive.
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Six-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Valentin Vornicu leads after the first day.
Event #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship: Updates
Tom Schneider, Anthony Zinno and Josh Arieh are among the chip leaders after day 1.
WSOP quick hitters
–Hellmuth gets serenaded after the victory here. Not awkward at all.
–Why was Hellmuth wearing his jacket backwards? We have no idea.
–A look at the controversy over dealer compensation at the Rio.
—NBA player Earl Barron cashed in the Milly Maker.
—Matt Hawrilenko is out of “retirement.”
Non-WSOP quick hitters
—Calling off with A-Q is fraught with peril.
–A PokerStars media blitz in New Jersey would be good for all the state’s online poker rooms.
–The latest on iGaming legislation in Pennsylvania.
–A report from the Mid-States Poker Tour at The Venetian, where Angelina Rich won over $200K.