Scott Blumstein was among the players seeing an early exit in the 2018 WSOP Main Event during 1a, which saw 925 players join the first of three flights.
WSOP Hit and Run Day 30: Loren Klein and Jay Kwon Win Bracelets; PPA Acquired by Poker Central, Rebranded as Poker Alliance.
Loren Klein won his third WSOP bracelet while Jay Kwon wins his first. Shaun Deeb takes over the lead in the WSOP Player of the Year standings.
After a bundle of bracelets being awarded over the weekend, the action slowed a bit on Monday with no one player winning poker's most coveted prize. But that doesn't mean there wasn't still plenty of action. The $10k Pot Limit Omaha Championship reached its final six with two-time bracelet winner Brandon Shack-Harris leading the way. The $1500 Razz made its final nine. And author Maria Konnikova was named to Team PokerStars. It's all here in the Tuesday Hit and run.
WSOP Day 27 Hit and Run – Scotty Falls Short – Gold for Nehorayan, Garcia, Deeb, Seiken – and Somerville Studios
The bracelets keep on coming as we head into the fifth week of the World Series of Poker. Robert Nehorayan captured gold in the $1500 Limit Hold 'Em event. Shaun Deeb denied Ben Yu and Scotty Nguyen their next bracelets when he won the $25k Pot Limit Omaha Event. Mario Prats Garcia won the $1k Turbo for his first piece of hardware. And Nicholas Seiken scored big in the $10K Deuce, despite it being the first time he had played the game. Meanwhile Chris Ferguson, everyone's favorite player, made another final table. The 10k PLO got under way. And Jason Somerville announced a new venture. Those stories and more in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Arne Kern takes down the Million Maker while poker fans and pros pay their respects to Doyle Brunson after his recent final table appearance.