WSOP Hit and Run: Seiver Leads PPC; Baker Wins Seniors Title; Devilfish for the HOF

Staff : June 23rd, 2015


The Poker Players Championship and Seniors tournaments continue. A former MLB all-star cashes at the WSOP. Friends and relatives call for David “Devilfish” Ulliott’s induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.

WSOP roundup

Event #40: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship: Final Report
The final nine players in the Seniors Championship came back for an extra day of play on Monday, and Travis Baker was the last person standing, winning his first WSOP bracelet and pocketing a cool $613,466.

Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
The tournament is down to the final 26 players with UK poker legend Barny Boatman leading the way. The tournament could end on Tuesday, but then again it might not, thanks to its extremely slow structure.

Event #43: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

The tournament for poker players aged 65+ is down to just 25 players, and if you were following poker in the late 70’s you might recognize some of the names still in contention (I kid, I kid), like Rod Pardey Jr. and Perry Green.

Event #44: The $50,000 Poker Players Championship: Updates

For the second straight day Scott Seiver sits atop the leaderboard of the Poker Players Championship.  47 of the original 84 participants are still in the hunt, and the latter number seems to be the bigger story. Attendance is down 18% from 2014, which was down 23% from 2013.  This is one tournament headed in the wrong direction.

Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates

260 of the 1,655 entrants will return for Day 2 of the tournament.

Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed: Updates

Just 154 of the 682 entrants survived Day 1 of the 6-Max PLO tournament. One player who thrived on Day 1 was Erick Lindgren, which may throw a monkey wrench in his recent bankruptcy filing if he pockets a big payday.

Starting Today:

Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

WSOP Quick Hitters

2015 marks the 10th running of the Poker Players Championship. Bluff takes a look back at the highlights from the prestigious tournament through the years.

John Burkett goes from MLB pitcher to PBA bowler to WSOP Seniors tournament participant.

Long form articles (1, 2, and most recently 3) have put a human spin on poker and the WSOP, and that’s a good thing.

Players are still unhappy about the flimsy, easily marked, playing cards the WSOP is using this year.

Non-WSOP Quick Hitters

The second annual Chad Brown Memorial tournament will take place on July 2 at Planet Hollywood. The event will be hosted by Maria Ho.

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