WSOP 2015: Doug Polk Leads the Field in the 6 Max $10k Championship Event

Polk leads an all star field packed with players on the hunt for more WSOP bracelets to add to their trophy cabinets.

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Polk leads an all star field packed with players on the hunt for more WSOP bracelets to add to their trophy cabinets.
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Event #34: $1,500 Split Format Hold’em

The $1,500 Split Format Hold’em has produced the most international final table yet seen at this year’s WSOP. Only one US player has made it to the final line-up, Chris Bolek, from Boca Raton in Florida.

His final table opponents are from Denmark, Canada, Belgium, the Philippines, France, Israel and Ireland. The chip leader is Jonas Christensen, but stack sizes across the remaining eight players are fairly evenly distributed, as was to be expected from this Split Format event.

Andre Boyer and Ivan Radiv are both in with a shot at winning a second WSOP bracelet, the remaining players are eager to win their first. The chip leader is Jonas Christensen from Denmark.

Event #35: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

No victor was declared at the end of Day 3 in the HORSE event, three players have to play a fourth day before a winner will be declared.

Matt Vengrin has the largest stack with 3,175,000 chips. Kevin Iacofano and Canadian Daniel Idema are both around 2 million chips behind.

Idema is the only bracelet winner remaining, but he has two WSOP victories under his belt and will be trying hard to win his third bracelet.

All three players are in line for a six figure payday, with the winner receiving $261,774.

Event #36: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Corrie Wunstel tops the leaderboard with just 19 players left from the original field of 978. He has a huge stack of 1,217,000 chips after cracking the A-A of Brandon Cantu late in the day.

Second placed Shane Abbott is well behind with a stack of 646,000 chips, and three players from last year’s final table in this event are still alive in the tournament. Last year’s runner up, Marcel Vonk is one of the short stacks, but Dmitrii Valouev is well placed in fifth, and Kevin Saul, who was 8th in 2014 currently sits in 9th place.

If all goes as planned, the end of the day should see the tournament end with the winner receiving more than quarter of a million dollars to go with the gold bracelet.

Event #37: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship

The final 12 players in this prestigious Championship event include Sam Greenwood who won his first WSOP bracelet in event #22 this year. As with all the Championship events, his chances of winning will depend on overcoming some highly experienced competition.

The chip leader is Doug Polk who won his first bracelet last year, and number three in chips is Paul Volpe who has already had two 2nd place finishes this year as he tries for his second bracelet.

Even the short stack, Canadian Mark Radoja has two bracelets to his name, and a more than outside chance of coming back and winning a third.

First place prize money is $657,351 with the top five finishers all receiving over $100,000.

Event #38: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em

The $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em came close to cracking the thousand player barrier with entries of 989 generating a prize pool of $2,699,970. 297 of them managed to survive Day 1, with Chris DeMaci beginning Day 2 as the chip leader.

Brian Rast, Jesse Sylvia and Kenny Hallaert are all among the survivors, and Maria Ho is the highest ranked female player left in the field in 11th place.

2013 Main Event Champion Ryan Riess and last year’s Main Event winner Martin Jacobson are also still in the event and will start Day 2 with very playable stacks.

Event #39: $1,500 Ten-Game Mix

Eric Wasserson has cashed in five events so far this WSOP, and looks set for a sixth as he leads the players who made it through the first day of the first Ten-Game Mix event.

The event attracted 380 entries with the prize pool of $513,000 to be shared out among the final 42 players. 89 players made it to Day 2, so there will be a lot of play before that money bubble is reached.

Eli Elezra, Ylon Schwartz and Brian Hastings are among the top players who will start the second day, and Phil Hellmuth continues his battle for a record breaking 15th WSOP bracelet.