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WSOP Day 35: Jamie Gold and Anthony Zinno in Prime Position to Capture WSOP Bracelets

Jamie Gold
  • No bracelets were won on Day 35 of the 2015 World Series of Poker, but Jamie Gold and Anthony Zinno are in position to do it on Day 36.

Day 35 of the 2015 World Series of Poker was one of the more quiet ones of the summer. Only four tournaments were on the docket and the only third day of an event failed to produce a winner. Still, the stage was set for an exciting Day 36.

Jamie Gold 2nd in Chips as 37 Players Remain in Event #59

Day 2 of Event #59: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em is in the books. 309 players returned from the starting field of 2,155 and while Guiliano Bendinelli holds the chip lead, none other than 2006 WSOP Main Event champion Jamie Gold is right behind him in the chip counts with 37 players remaining.

Top 10 Day 2 Chip Counts

1Guiliano Bendinelli1,551,000
2Jamie Gold1,067,000
3Jesse Yaginuma773,000
4Aurelien Guiglini734,000
5Luis Freitas711,000
6Ari Engel673,000
7Harrison Gimbel645,000
8Joe Kuether598,000
9Alex Lindop587,000
10Haixia Zhang580,000

In addition to Gold, the top 10 is stacked with the likes of Ari Engel, Harrison Gimbel, Joe Kuether and 2014 WSOP Ladies champion Haixia Zhang.

Others still in hunt include Mark Darner (492,000), Michael Banducci (471,000), Yorane Kerignard (300,000), Mario Silvestri (281,000) and William Reynolds (185,000).

Play resumes at 1 p.m. Wednesday and the plan is to play down to a winner.

Anthony Zinno Eyes Fifth Final Table and First Bracelet

The starting field of 175 is down to just 12 players in Event #60: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. Up top is a seven-figure pay day of $1,122,196 and the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet. The remaining field is stacked and leading the way is Anthony Zinno, fresh off of his fourth final table of the summer on Monday night in the High Roller for ONE DROP, where he finished in seventh place for $565,864.

Here are the chip counts for the remaining 12 players:

1Anthony Zinno2,460,000
2Juha Helppi2,214,000
3Alex Kostritsyn1,812,000
4Michael Ferrell1,488,000
5Shaun Deeb942,000
6Stian Usterud833,000
7Pakinai Lisawad700,000
8Christian Harder676,000
9Christopher Santora576,000
10Ismael Bojang562,000
11Talal Shakerchi457,000
12Troy Burkholder411,000

Play resumes at 2 p.m. Wednesday and at this point, it remains unclear what exactly the plan is for Day 3. The tournament was scheduled for four days, but it is likely that 10 levels will be played on Day 3 and a winner could very well emerge.

Nakai Leads Wiener for the Bracelet in Event #57

Day 3 of Event #57: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em began with Stephen Graner holding nearly a 2:1 lead over his nearest competitor with 26 players remaining, but Graner came up short of the final table and finished in 11th place for $22,944.

After 10 levels of play, two players still remain with hopes of capturing the bracelet. Takahiro Nakai (11,170,000) holds a sizable chip lead over Mel Wiener (1,315,000) entering Day 4, which commences at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Final Table Results Thus Far

3Paul Van NunesGuildford, United Kingdom$175,559
4Glenn LafayeRidgefield, CT$126,612
5Jonas LauckPrimstal, Germany$92,453
6Rovert PiltzSt. Jolious, Malta$68,317
7David MartinezcanoMadrid, Spain$51,103
8Frederico DabusBrazil$38,676
9Barry SchultzCordova, TN$29,619

Yunis Leads the Little One After Day 1

Day 1 of Event #61: $1,111 "Little One for One Drop" No-Limit Hold'em spanned over two starting flights that lasted from 10 a.m. until about 4:20 a.m. The field was set at 4,555 entries and following the long Day 1, 1,047 players bagged up.

Emerging from the pack as the chip leader was Nick Yunis with 173,200.

Here are the chip leaders after Day 1:

1Nick Yunis173,200
2Jason Manger160,600
3Guatam Lillaney159,700
4Geoffrey Rasmussen156,000
5Bao Nguyen153,800
6Criaig McCorkell145,100
7Youze Tian142,600
8Brian Pinkus140,400
9William Sturiano140,100
10Takuya Yamashita139,000

Play resumes at 2 p.m. Wednesday where another 10 levels will be played.

Two more events will begin on Wednesday, as Event #62: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty gets the cards in the air 12 p.m. and Event #63: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship starts at 4 p.m.

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