Can Tuan Le win again in one of the WSOP’s toughest fields? And bracelet winner Mike Leah is still alive in the biggest live tourney ever. 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. To see some of what you might have missed on Monday, check out our running blog, WSOP Daily Notes.
Event #5: The COLOSSUS $565 No-Limit Hold’em: Updates
Ray Henson, who once nearly final tabled the main event, is the chip leader with 39 players left. Bracelet winner Mike Leah is the biggest name left in the field vying for a top prize of $638K.
Event #6: $1,000 Hyper Hold’em: Final report
The hyper tourney lived up to its name at the final table, which took just 48 hands to complete. WSOP Circuit winner John Reading took the bracelet and the top prize of more than a quarter of a million dollars.
You can watch a replay of the final table here.
Event #7: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship: Updates
Tuan Le is the chip leader at the final table, in a bid to win this event for the second straight year. He’ll have to beat a formidable group of foes to do so, however, including Phil Galfond, Calvin Anderson, James Obst and Rep Porter.
You can watch the live stream here. Play resumes at 2 p.m.
Event #8: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em: Updates
With about a hundred players left, Antonio Esfandiari is among the chip leaders heading into day 2. Jonathan Duhamel and Ashton Griffin are also doing well.
Event #9: $1,500 Razz: Updates
More than 460 players turned out for this event, and less than 200 return for day 2 today. Andrea Akkari, David “ODB” Baker and Max Pescatori are among the players doing well after day 1.
Event #10: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Event #11: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
WSOP quick hitters
–Should the Colossus really have a bigger first prize?
–WSOP controversy is a big part of this week’s Forum Files.
–After James Woods’ hot start, PokerNews takes a look at his poker career.
–Interviews with Matt Stout and Andre Akkari.
—What to watch for during week 2.
Non-WSOP quick hitters
–Charges are dismissed in the World Cup betting case against high-stakes plaker Paul Phua.
–Phil Ivey started turning things around in May in the high-stakes online cash games.
-Andrew “Lucky Chewy” Lichtenberger talks about his recent win in an Aria $25K event.
—Some advice for when you go card dead.
—Amaya gets listed on Nasdaq, despite an ongoing investigation into trading of its stock.
–A new Pennsylvania online poker bill is forthcoming.
–The California online poker bill is moving forward, despite opposition.
—Jason Somerville’s losses on Lock Poker illustrate the need for regulation of online poker.
—Maria Ho leaves the Heartland Poker Tour for a new show on CBS Sports.