Justin Bonomo is officially a beast while Benjamin Moon and Andrew Zhigalov also take home bracelets. Check out these stories and more in the Weekend WSOP Hit and Run.
Since we last left you on Friday, there have three new WSOP bracelet winners crowned with a whole mess of action on Sunday.
Justin Bonomo did it again on Friday night when he won his second WSOP bracelet of his career during the $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Championship event for $185,965. Bonomo, who has won a handful of major high rollers over the last couple months now has $14.5 million in live tournament winnings during 2018 and is third on the all-time money list. His previous WSOP bracelet came during the 2014 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event when he won $449,980.
To win the title, Bonomo outlasted 114 other players and go 7-0 to win the bracelet. Jason McConnon finished in second and took home $114,93.
On Friday night Benjamin Moon won the $1500 Big Blind Antes Tournament (Event #13) to take home $315,346 and his first ever WSOP bracelet. The four-day event attracted 1306 entries. In addition to the big prize awarded to Moon, Romain Lewis, Colin Robinson and Steven Snyder each had paydays of over $100,000.
A Gold Bracelet was also awarded to Andrew Zhigalov for winning the $1,500 HORSE tournament (Event #15) on Saturday afternoon. In addition to taking home the bracelet, Zhigalov takes home $202,787 in first place prize money in a tournament that lasted four days and drew 731 entries. Timothy Frazin finished in second and was awarded just over $125k for his performance.
– Event #17, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em began Day 4 with a final table that included chip leader Joey Weissman, Ognyan Dimov, Ryan D’Angelo, Antonio Barbato, Nick Schulman and Yue Du vying for a $378,743 first place prize pool.
– The $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed (Event #18) also began the day at the final table with Adam Friedman holding the chip lead. Through mid-afternoon, Friedman had maintained a chip lead with Alexey Makarov and Stuart Rutter still battling.
– Day 3 of the $565 Pot Limit Omaha tournament (Event #19) began with 10 plays left including chip leader Maxime Heroux and Jonathan Duhamel. The tournament will kick off Day 3 at 2 PM PT.
– Chris Bolek started Day 3 as chip leader in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante event with 24 players remaining. In addition to Bolek, among the notables still alive are Jake Schindler, David Peters, Seth Davis and Stephen Chidwick. Action resumes at 2 PM PT.
– After starting the first flight yesterday, the second flight of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker (Event #21) got underway on Sunday. So far 2317 players have entered the tournament, which is guaranteeing $1 million to first place.
– Day 2 of Event #22, the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix began at 2 PM PT. Of the 481 entries from Day 1, just 134 return with Jon Turner as chip leader. Also still alive are Daniel Negreanu, Scott Seiver and Anthony Zinno.
– Event #23, the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball begins the first three days at 3 PM PT. John Monnette won the event last year for a $256,610 first place prize.
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Poker fans can watch the $565 Pot Limit Omaha final table on Twitch beginning at 6 PM PT.
– Shaun Deeb garnered attention last week when he went deep in two WSOP events that he was playing simultaneously. Deeb ended up finishing 3rd in the $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw while coming in 16th in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em. Between the two tournaments, Deeb took home about $48,000.
– Daniel Negreanu is live vlogging the WSOP this summer nearly every day. Below is his report from the $1,500 8-Game Mix.
Looking for more great vlogs during the WSOP? PokerNews has a list of ten vlogs to keep an eye on this summer.
– Phil Ivey is back playing tournaments during the 2018 WSOP, having made his first cash in four years during the $565 Collosus. Now it looks like Ivey will be playing the $1 million Big One for One Drop.
– 2017 World Series of Poker champion Scott Blumstein is ready for this year’s WSOP. Coming off his title last year, Blumstein will be a WSOP commentator on Twitch this summer and is being selective of what he plays before the Main Event. “It’s a long summer and you want to be smart about it.”
– After a voter referendum, Switzerland will ban online gambling operators outside of the country beginning in 2019.
– Part Time Poker’s David Huber has put together an outline of the current Pennsylvania Compulsive and Problem Gambling regulations that slot machine license holders must follow.