Paul Volpe and Jeremy Harkin win WSOP bracelets. Shaun Deeb manages to go deep in two simultaneous tournaments. Find these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
Paul Volpe defeated Eliz Elezra heads-up to take down the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better Championship (Event #9) on Wednesday night. In winning the title, Volpe takes home $417,921 and his third career bracelet. The event lasted for four days and drew 169 entrants. Elezra, who was vying for his fourth WSOP bracelet, finished in second that was good for a $258,297 payday.
Paul @paulgees81 Volpe flops it and holds to win third career @WSOP gold bracelet in the $10K Omaha H/L 8B Championship! @elielezra1 takes silver.
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— PokerGO (@PokerGO) June 7, 2018
Jeremy Harkin was the other bracelet winner on the day when he won the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice event (#12) for $129,882 after outlasting 406 entries over three days including Frankie O’Dell heads-up. James Woods finished in 5th place while Mike Sexton extended his WSOP cash streak to 31 years!
– The 13,070 strong field of the $565 COLOSSUS (Event #7) is down to the final 9. Sang Liu, who has only $7,399 in recorded cashes, holds the chip lead going into the final day, set to begin at 2 PM today. Second in chips is Scott Margerseon with John Racener the most well-known among the rest of the final table. Also notable from this tournament – Phil Ivey recorded his first live tournament cash in the World Series of Poker since 2014.
– Daniel Ospina leads in the $1,500 No Limit Lowball Draw tournament (Event #14) as three players vie for $87,678 prize pool. Although Opsina has a chip lead over Shawn Deeb and Timothy Mcdermott, it’s Debb whos been stealing the attention as the two-time bracelet winner managed to play in two tournaments simultaneously, moving into Day 3 into both the Lowball Draw tournament and Big Blind Ante event.
– Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd has the lead in the Big Blind Antes $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event with 30 players remaining. Shaun Deeb and Ankush Mandavia are among the notables still alive when the action resumes at 12 PM PT.
– Damjan Radanov holds the chip lead in Event #15, the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. with 217 of the original 731 entries remaining. Phil Hellmuth made it to Day 2 after coming off a tough defeat in the $10,000 Heads-Up NLHE Championship. The tournament will last three days will award $202,787 to first place.
Trolls gonna troll. Yep, I put in too much $$$ w pocket A-A in @WSOP Heads Up tourney. Trolls waiting for a mistake to attack me. No probs, I make mistakes, BUT YO
“Nothing can stop me,
I’m all the way up,
all the way up,
nothing can stop me,
I’m all the way up”
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) June 7, 2018
– Justin Bonomo and Scott Seiver are among those that have qualified for the final 16 in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship, which will award $192,472 to first place. The action picks up today at 12 PM PT and will be followed by the Round of 8 at 3 PM and possibly the Final Four later in the day. Brackets for the heads-up events can be found at the WSOP website.
– The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed (Event #17) gets underway today at 11 AM PT and start the first of three days. Anthony Marquez won the event last year to win a $393k first place prize.
– Also beginning today at 3 PM PT is Event #18, the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed event, a tournament that John Racener won last year for $930,600.
Watch the WSOP
Poker fans have two options for watching streaming WSOP action on Thursday. At 4 PM PT, tune into PokerGo to watch the $1,500 Big Blind Ante No Limit Hold’em Final Table on PokerGo (subscription required). Twitch users can also check in on the action of the $10,000 Heads-up Day 2 beginning at 6 PM PT on Twitch.
– US Poker’s Martin Derbyshire asks whether this year’s WSOP may be known as the 2018 World Series of Online Poker after strong participation in WSOP bracelet events in the wake of the merger of player pools in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware.
– WSOP Vlog updates: Andrew Neeme vlogs from the WSOP (watch below).
– Selling action has become a big reason why some players are able to play so many tournaments. Poker player Carlos Welch discusses five reasons why he likes selling action during the WSOP.
– Despite a strong showing from Justin Bonomo over the last few weeks, Stephen Chidwick continues to hold his lead in the GPI Player of the year standings with 3384 points. Bonomo maintains a close second with 3253 points, followed by Rainer Kempe, Joe McKeehen and Adrian Mateos. Stephen Chidwick also holds a small lead over Adrian Mateos in the GPI overall rankings.
– From the Fake News Bin: WSOP Double-Up tournament awards braclets to 1,600 different players.