Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
In only his third cash in eight years at the WSOP according to TheHendonMob.com, Mike “babyshark33” Kachan has won his first bracelet, taking down Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em.
Kachan has over $3 million in online winnings, but this victory was his first live tournament score over $10k. The $403k he earned for the win brings his total live earnings up to $414k.
It was a long final table, and the short stacks managed to double themselves back up into contention, but eventually, play got down to heads up between Kachan and Jeff Blenkarn whose first WSOP cash came eight years ago.
There was no extended mano a mano battle, and the tournament ended 14 hands later when Blenkarn moved in with a bluff after Kachan had flopped two pair. Blenkarn’s second place winnings of $250k were the largest of his poker career.
Event #57: The Big One for One Drop
It should have been Daniel Negreanu, but when the One Drop finally got down to heads up, the PokerStars Pro found himself facing an online heads up specialist by the name of Daniel “mrgr33n13” Colman.
Negreanu was sanguine about his second place finish, but couldn’t conceal his disappointment after Colman hit four outs on the turn to make a straight and win the final hand.
Tom Hall went out on the first hand of the day to be the only player to go home empty handed on Day 3.
Daniel Colman took home over $15 million, at the unbelievable age of 23.
Other events still running
Event #58: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max
The “Mix-Max” has worked its way down to the final 10 players after the end of the second’ day’s play.
Former lawyer, now professional poker player, Jared Jaffee has the chip lead, with 1.6 million chips—600k more than the next largest stack.
Two time bracelet winner,Brandon Cantu is third in chips with just over 900k, Jeff Gross, with over $2 million in tourney winnings is sat in 6th.
Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
2004 WSOP Main Event runner up David Williams has the chip lead with 20 players left from the 457 starters after two day’s play.
Melissa Burr’s WSOP continues to shine, as she is mid way up the leaderboard in 10th place.
Matt Glanz and Justin Bonomo also survived the day which saw the early chip leader Brian Rast finish in a disappointing 38th place.
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Nearly $3.5 million in prize money waits to be handed out in Event #60 as over 2,500 players registered. First place will collect more than $600k.
At the end of day 1, Chris Kolla leads the field, but many dangerous opponents have also survived in the 293 players who will resume play for Day 2.
Phil Hellmuth registered as soon as he busted out of the Mixed Max, but won’t be there for day 2 after an early trip to the rail.
Event #61: $10,000 Seven Card Stud
The Seven Card Stud Championship event attracted only 102 players, making it the smallest field in the WSOP so far.
56 players made it through Day 1, with Benjamin Yu—who already has six WSOP cashes this year—in the chip lead.
The cards went in the air to the orders of Henry Orenstein, inventor of the card hole cam. At over 90 years of age, Henry made it through Day 1 with a comfortable stack and sits in 13th place.