Event 30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Report
A couple of non-Americans — Argentina’s Ivan Luca and Czech Republic’s Artur Rudziankov will play heads-up for the title today, starting at 1 p.m. Chris Moorman and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier both just missed the final table, finishing 10th and 11th, respectively. Watch the final table here.
Event 31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Report
Jeff Madsen won his fourth gold bracelet, and took the top prize of more than $300K in the process. It was his 11th WSOP final table appearance and pushed him past $2.5 million in career earnings at the tournament series. David “ODB” Baker finished in eighth place. Watch the final table here.
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Updates
James Obst leads the field with just 20 players left, with another pretty well-known pro, Nacho Barbero, in second. Tuan Le is still alive in search of his third bracelet and the second of this series, and Jennifer Tilly and Mike Gorodinsky will go after No. 2. November Niner Jorryt van Hoof is also still alive.
Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball: Updates
Just 16 remain after day two, including three-time WSOP winners Brock Parker and Dutch Boyd, Steve Billirakis (2 bracelets), Phillip Hui (1), Adam Friedman (1), Andrew Brown (1) and Jon Turner.
Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold’em: Updates
There were 873 entrants to the event, and less than 200 remain. Bracelet winners Jesse Rockowitz and Jordan Smith are in the top 10 in chips.
Event #35: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.: Updates
Eli Elezra leads a field that started with nearly 400 players and still has more than 200. Tons of big names are left, including David Benyamine and Barry Greenstein near the top of the chip counts.
WSOP Quick Hitters
–Anthony Zinno’s second final table has him catching up with Dzmitry Urbanovich in the BLUFF player of the year race.
–A look at the WSOP at its halfway point.
–Our Alex Weldon breaks down a preflop war from the current $1K event final table.
—Some controversy over WSOP main event packages awarded by the Global Poker Index Challenger Cup.
–How is the WSOP affecting traffic at WSOP.com’s online poker site?
–A look at who is not at the WSOP, including Phil Ivey and Chris Moneymaker.
–Allen Kessler proposes changes to the WSOP’s limit events.
Non-WSOP Quick Hitters
–Former Full Tilt pro Erick Lindgren files for bankruptcy, again.
–Pro tip: Don’t watch porn after playing poker if you’re streaming on Twitch.
–More on Vanessa Rousso appearing on Big Brother.
–Updates from the UKIPT Marbella.
–Online poker in New Jersey continues to struggle.
–A live blog from Pennsylvania’s hearing about online poker today.