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.
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.
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.
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.
— 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.
The Stammdog triumphs in the Hollywood Poker Open Championship, booking a World Series sized payday of $347k.
Westgate poker room closes its doors.