WSOP Hit and Run: Monster Stack Winner Gets $1.3M in First Cash; Big Names Lurk in HORSE
A poker dealer gets the win of a lifetime at the World Series of Poker. And lots of pros vie for a title in a $3K HORSE event. Be in the know with today’s Hit and Run.
Event 28: MONSTER STACK $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Final Report
Florida poker dealer Perry Shiao got his first-ever WSOP cash, and it was a doozie: nearly $1.3 million. Two-time bracelet winner Hoyt Corkins finished ninth. You can watch a replay of the final table here.
Event 30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Report
Argentina’s Ivan Luca outlasted Czech Republic’s Artur Rudziankov heads-up, as just the final two players returned for the final day. Luca got $353K for the victory.
Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed: Final report
Jason Mercier earned his third bracelet and more than $600K in taking down this event, which featured a stacked final 20 players. It was also his 13th WSOP final table. James Obst, the chip leader heading into the day, finished sixth. Mike Gorodinsky finished third, to go along with a second-place finish earlier this series.
Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball: Final Report
Benny Glaser took down just his second career WSOP cash — $142K for winning the title. Three-time WSOP winners Brock Parker and Dutch Boyd finished just short of the title in second, and 11th, respectively.
Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold’em: Updates
Just 32 players remain after day 2; the biggest name left is David Vamplew, who has nearly a million in WSOP cashes and an EPT title to his name.
Event #35: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.: Updates
There are 29 player remaining after day two, led by two-time WSOP Circuit winner Joshua Turner. Bracelet winner Taylor Paur, who won a World Poker Tour title earlier this year, is in third place. Others in the mix include main event champ Joe Hachem, bracelet winners Daniel Idema, Dan Kelly, Mike Leah, Ted Forrest, Randy Ohel and David Benymaine, November Niner John Racener and Allen Kessler, who will seek to add a bracelet to his career with over a million in WSOP cashes.
Event #36: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha: Updates
Christian Harder, Kevin Saul and Val Vornicu are all doing well heading into day 2.
Event #37: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship: Updates
With about 100 players left after day 1, Max Silver, Jake Cody and Fedor Holz are all in the top 10.
WSOP Quick Hitters
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