An unlikely player wins the WSOP Millionaire Maker. And is Phil Hellmuth lucky or good? 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: Final Report
Adrian Buckley, who had never had a WSOP cash before this event, won for nearly $1.3 million. Not bad for your first score. Olivier Busquet just missed out on the title, finishing third. More than 7,000 players turned out for this one, making it one of the largest poker tournaments ever held, although it was still smaller than last year’s Milly Maker. Watch the final table here.
Event #19: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Final report
Matthew Elsby, at his second career WSOP final table for a limit event, took down the title and the top prize of $230K. The two best known players at the final table — bracelet winners Brian Hastings and Keven Stammen — finished seventh and eighth, respectively.
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Andy Frankenberger and Kevin MacPhee are the biggest names remaining with 35 players still alive.
Event #21: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship: Updates
Just 18 players remain, including the chip leader, the Prince of Docness (see story below). Lots of people with normal names are still alive, including eight-time WSOP champ Erik Seidel, four-time bracelet winner Daniel Alaei, Scott Clements (two bracelets), Eli Elezra (two), Jeremy Ausmus (one), Mike Wattel (one), Joe Cassidy (one), Ken Aldridge (one). Anthony Zinno, who earlier this year won back-to-back World Poker Tour titles, is also in the mix.
Event #22: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Jose Barbero and Matt Stout are near the chip lead with 200 players remaining, and Antonio Esfandiari is still alive, too.
Event #23: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball: Updates
Just 40 players remain after day 1, including four-time bracelet winners Huck Seed and Tom Schneider, one-time champ Mike Leah, and Dan Smith and Jon Turner, who are both in search of their first bracelets.
WSOP quick hitters
—Who is the “Prince of Docness” at the WSOP, and is that his real name?
–Our Alex Weldon breaks down the tournament structure that has some pros riled up.
–Phil Hellmuth, if you hadn’t heard, is pretty good at the WSOP. Or wait, is he just lucky, like this column says.
–Paul Volpe leads the PoY race.
Non-WSOP quick hitters
–PokerStars will guarantee $10 million for the WCOOP main event.
–The Omaha bot ring that has been uncovered at PokerStars? Not good.
–Want to meet Neymar in Barcelona? PokerStars has you covered.
–Highlights from the Sunday Million:
–Updates from a hearing into Pennsylvania online gaming.
–Who will PokerStars partner with in Pennsylvania?
—A poker player is killed while trying to buy a lot of pot in Las Vegas.
—Details on changes in the MPN, formerly the Microgaming Network.