Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold’em
Adrian Apmann from Austria has more than half the chips in play with just five players remaining in the Extended Play event.
Yesterday’s chip leader, and the only former WSOP bracelet winner at the table, Barny Boatman has 3,970,000 putting him in second place behind Apmann. Third placed online tournament professional Anthony Diotte has 1,335,000. Diotte has more than $2.3 million in tournament winnings, almost $2 million of which he won on PokerStars playing as otter8759.
Yehoram Houri and Daniel Buckley are the other two players still in the event, and all five are guaranteed a payout of over $100,000. The winner will take home $478,102.
Event #43: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em
Jon “Hippie Jon” Andlovec has won his first gold bracelet in the inaugural $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em. The event is open only to players over the age of 65, and drew a field of 1,533 qualified entrants to show that age is no barrier to the poker dream.
Androvec is 70 and was a professional poker player decades before the internet poker boom. “I was around way back before the poker boom and Chris Moneymaker,” he said. “I’m a walking historian about poker.”
This was his fourth WSOP final table, but his first victory and by far his biggest payday as first prize money reached $262,220.
Doyle Brunson entered the event, but couldn’t make it past the first day. After his recent brain surgery, this has been the only event he has played so far at this year’s WSOP.
Runner up was Rod Pardey who won two WSOP bracelets, one in 1991 and one in 1994, both in 7-Card Stud events.
Three time bracelet winner, 79 year old Perry Green, finished in 8th place. He was the runner up to the legendary Stu Ungar in the 1981 WSOP Main Event. He won his last bracelet in 1979, and had he taken down this event, there would have been a record 36 years in between his third and fourth bracelets.
Event #44: $50,000 THE POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
The heat is on in the Poker Players Championship as Abe Mosseri leads the final 19 players. Last year Mosseri finished 4th in this event and is clearly determined to beat that finish if he can.
John Racener is the only one of the top five players on the leaderboard who does not yet have a WSOP bracelet. Second placed Matthew Ashton won his bracelet in the Poker Players Championship in 2013, and behind him lies John Monnette and Mike Gorodinsky.
Just outside the top five is Justin “Boosted J” Smith and three time bracelet winner Chau Giang, both with big stacks. Stack sizes then fall off rapidly, but even in 15th position Jason Mercier has a stack almost half as big as Mike Gorodinsky, and the blind structure means that is far from being short-stacked.
The event only managed to attract 84 players, the lowest turn out in the Championship’s history. One notable absentee is Phil Ivey who has yet to make an appearance in any of this year’s WSOP events.
Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
The $1,500 NLHE event is also getting down to where players begin to take the prospect of a bracelet very seriously. There are 24 left out of the original 1,655 players who bought in to this event.
Jason Koon has come close to winning a bracelet with several final tables among his 27 WSOP cashes, but as the chip leader at the end of Day 2, he will be hoping that this time he will break through to secure a first WSOP title.
Barry Hutter is second in chips and no longer has to worry about the absence of gold on his wrist—he won this year’s Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout.
In ninth place on the leaderboard is John Dolan whose sixth place finish in the 2010 Main Event earned him $1,772,959.
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
The winner of Event #3, Robert Mizrachi, was able to capture his third WSOP victory putting him level with his brother Michael Mizrachi who also has three bracelets.
Unfortunately, Robert’s chances of claiming bragging rights over his brother look slim, as he starts Day 3 of this event with the shortest stack of the remaining 22 players.
Thomas Campbell has the lead with 1,254,000 chips, but there are some other big names still with plenty of chips whom he will have to beat in order to claim his first bracelet.
Daniel Idema followed Robert Mizrachi in winning his third bracelet this year, but is in a better position to challenge for a fourth with his second placed chipstack.
Taylor Paur has one bracelet from 2013, but he has already cashed five times this year and is running good in eighth position.
The 682 players who entered the event ensured a meaty prize pool of $1,861,860 with $437,575 going to the winner.
Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1 of event #47 saw 1,244 players register giving a final prize pool of $2,830,100. 327 of them made it through the day with chips bagged and ready to start Day 2.
Keith Ferrera tops the leaderboard as he heads for his fifteenth WSOP cash. Connor Drinan, Fabian Quoss and Andre Akkari all have big stacks but there is enough play left for everything to change by the time Day 2 draws to a close.
Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
The $1,500 Seven Card Stud event has drawn a small field of 327 players so the prize pool is just $441,450. A very big chunk of that is allocated to the winner who will still be able to celebrate a six figure victory, taking home $112,591.
77 players made it through the first day’s play, headed by Brendan Taylor, a bracelet winner from 2013, and a player who has experienced four WSOP final tables.
Eli Elezra lies in fourth and five time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham has tenth place chips. 1996 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Huck Seed also made it through to Day 2 as one of the larger stacks in 14th place.