WSOP Hit and Run: Ivey Sighting; Colman Leads One Drop; Hastings Controversy Continues

Staff : June 29th, 2015


Phil Ivey has entered the building. Not one, not two, not three, but four players won their first bracelet on Sunday. Dan Colman’s One Drop success continues.

WSOP roundup

Event #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Final Report

Justing Liberto and Seamus Cahill returned to the Rio on Sunday to finish their heads-up match, and when the smoke cleared it was Liberto who came out on top.

Event #53: $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship: Final Report

66 year-old Jaqueline Scott plowed over the final table of the Ladies Championship on her way to her first WSOP bracelet.

Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship: Final Report

Alexander Petersen booked his first WSOP cash in style, winning the $10k PLO Championship and collecting over $927k in prize-money, defeating two of the best tournament players in the game, Dan Smith and Jason Mercier, during three-handed play in the process.

Event #55: $1,500 Draftkings 50/50 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

The unique DraftKings 50/50 format is down to just 28 players with Matt Afleck, Mukhul Pahuja, Matt Matros, and Dominick Nitsche still in contention.

Event #56: $5,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold’em: Final Report

It was longtime poker pro Kevin MacPhee who prevailed in the Turbo tournament, adding a WSOP bracelet to his impressive poker resume.

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

278 of the 2,412 players will return for Day 2 of the tournament, including defending WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson.

Event #58: $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP: Updates

135 players registered for the Super-High-Roller event, and it’s a familiar, controversial, name atop the leaderboard after Day 1: 2014 Big One for One Drop winner, and media darling, Dan Colman. This was also Phil Ivey’s first event of the 2015 WSOP. Ivey busted shortly after the dinner break.

Starting Today:

Event #59: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

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

WSOP Quick Hitters

Phil Ivey finally arrived at the Rio and… well… let the stories begin.

Headed to the #OneDrop. Nice to be back in #Vegas and playing at the #WSOP

— Phil Ivey (@philivey) June 28, 2015

Proving he follows forum drama, Ivey stings Stinger88:

Ivey snap goes “Alright Noel” the first hand Hastings raises hahaha — Pratyush (@pratyushbuddiga) June 28, 2015

And, Ivey being Ivey:

Phil Ivey just offered to buy half of me in 1 drop. (Phil Ivey doesn’t know who I am) — Galen Hall (@galenhall) June 29, 2015

Non-WSOP Quick Hitters

Australian poker pro James Obst candidly discussed the controversy swirling around Brian Hastings. Allen Kessler calls in the reinforcements as he continues to rail against the “Best Stack Forward” tournament structure.

.@ikepoker thoughts on integrity issues of best stack forward. It creates scenarios that affect integrity of event. — Allen Kessler (@AllenKessler) June 28, 2015

The Stammdog triumphs in the Hollywood Poker Open Championship, booking a World Series sized payday of $347k.

Westgate poker room closes its doors.

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