WSOP Day 2: Jodie Sanders Leads Casino Employees Event; Shootout & Omaha Hi/Lo on Tap
With two events getting underway on Day 1, including the new $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty, a bracelet has already been awarded in the one-day event and a second bracelet is to be won on Thursday in the $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em.
In the Super Turbo Bounty, New York’s Elio Fox took home his first bracelet and $393,693 in cash in an event that featured 243 entries and a prize pool of $2.8 million.
"There was such a big field," Fox said the win, “And I think there was a good mixture of pros and recreational players. I think doing turbos is great because it’s good for non-professional players who can finish an event quickly.
“Bounty turbo formats appear a lot online, so I’ve definitely played it a lot, but I think it’s a great addition to the WSOP schedule."
After the first day of action, Jodie Sanders (lead image) leads the field with 509,000 chips. When registration closed, there were 566 entries for a prize pool of $283,000 and a first-place payout of $61,909. Sanders is a table games dealer at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Southern California and said this is the one tournament that he tries to play every year.
Several notables hit the rail during the day’s action including Simkha Blank, Molly Mossey, Joshua Clanton, Chad Holloway, Kevin Mathers, Mike Mejarus, Jesse Capps, and 2017 champion Bryan Hollis. Holloway hit the rail after flopping trips while his opponent flopped a full house.
There will be 13 players returning for Thursday’s action including Jason Pepper (168,000), Skyler Yeaton (317,000), Jodan Hufty (399,000), and Won Kim (319,000). A couple notable cashes included WSOP media coordinator Isaac Hanson (38th for $1,227) and WSOP executive director Ty Stewart (52nd for $1,085),
The action resumes at noon local time and will play down to a winner in this two-day event. To follow all the action, click here for all the PokerNews live updates. Don’t miss a hand!
After a $10,000 event on Day 1, the second day of action brings a couple of lower buy-in options.
This “shootout” format has proven popular with many players as it is a bit different than the typical tournament and harkens back to the game’s Old West days. In a shootout, players must win their own tables and then advance to another table and win that one as well. That format continues until there is one winner.
Last year’s event attracted 369 players with Upeshka De Silva, of Katy, Texas, taking home his second bracelet and $229,923 in cash. There should be plenty of big names out in force and ready for a shootout. The action gets underway at 11 a.m. and PokerNews will have all the updates via the PokerNews WSOP Live Reporting hub.
The first non-Hold’em game gets underway on Thursday with this lower-price tier Omaha variety.
The event should bring out a nice number of players. In 2017, 905 players jumped in the split-pot action and Benjamin Zamani earned his second bracelet and $238,620. He’ll be looking to keep the mojo going after winning a WSOP-Circuit ring in March at the Planet Hollywood Main Event for $192,152.
In this Series
- 1 WSOP Day 1: It’s Showtime – with Casino Employees Championship and $10K Super Turbo
- 2 WSOP Day 2: Jodie Sanders Leads Casino Employees Event; Shootout & Omaha Hi/Lo on Tap
- 3 WSOP Day 3: Hellmuth, McKeehen, Cada Advance to Final 50 in Shootout
- 4 WSOP Day 4: Joe's Ready for Shootout Final Table, $100K Day 2 Awaits
- 5 WSOP Day 5: Petrangelo & Fox Lead $100K, Martini & Hoang Chasing Gold
- 6 WSOP Day 6: Vitch leads Triple Draw, Hellmuth Makes Day 2 in Omaha-8
- 7 WSOP Day 7: Elezra Leads $10K Omaha Hi-Lo, Hennigan Ahead in Dealer’s Choice
- 8 WSOP Day 8: Eli Elezra Seeks Fourth Bracelet Today in $10K Omaha Hi-Lo
- 9 WSOP Day 9: Racener, Deeb at Final Tables, Hellmuth Advances in H.O.R.S.E.
- 10 WSOP Day 10: Bonomo Looking for $10K Heads-Up Title, Negreanu Advances
- 11 WSOP Day 11: Bonomo Among Leaders in $5K NLHE, Zinno Leads Dealer's Choice
- 12 WSOP Day 12: Duhamel Looks for 4th Bracelet, Negreanu Advances to Day 2
- 13 WSOP Day 13: Negreanu, Matusow, Racener in Final 16 of 8-Game Mix
- 14 WSOP Day 14: Doyle Brunson Returns Looking for Bracelet #11
- 15 WSOP Day 15: Joe McKeehen Runs Deep in MILLIONAIRE MAKER
- 16 WSOP Day 16: Martin Jacobson, Scotty Nguyen Playing Deep in MARATHON
- 17 WSOP Day 17: Jason Mercier, Martin Jacobson Looking to Add Bracelets
- 18 WSOP Day 18: Glaser, Matusow, Negreanu, Bonomo Advance in PPC
- 19 WSOP Day 19: Michael Mizrachi, Phil Ivey Lead Poker Players Championship
- 20 WSOP Day 20: Mizrachi Leads Final 12 in $50K PPC, Ivey Still in Hunt
- 21 WSOP Day 21: Michael Mizrachi Aims for Third $50K PPC Title, 6 Remain
- 22 WSOP Day 22: Phil Hellmuth Advances in $1,500 NLHE Shootout
- 23 WSOP Day 23: Daniel Negreanu Returns Third in Chips in $25K PLO HR
- 24 WSOP Day 24: Yu Leads Biggest Omaha Tournament of Year, Negreanu Falls
- 25 WSOP Day 25: Scotty Nguyen Leads the $25K PLO
- 26 WSOP Day 26: Ferguson Looks for No. 7; Lamb, Mizrachi Advance in $10K PLO
- 27 WSOP Day 27: Hellmuth Advances in Razz, Big Names in Monster Stack
- 28 WSOP Day 28: Brandon Shack-Harris Leads Final 6 in $10K PLO
- 29 WSOP Day 29: Elezra, Hellmuth, Negreanu Return in $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo
- 30 WSOP Day 30: Gamble, Matusow, Negreanu in $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo Final 20
- 31 WSOP Day 31: John Hennigan Among Chip Leaders in $10,000 Razz Championship
- 32 WSOP Day 32: Anderson and Kassela Return to Battle for RAZZ Bracelet
- 33 WSOP Day 33: Jean-Robert Bellande Leads Final 6 in $5K NLHE 6-Handed
- 34 WSOP Day 34: Main Event Kicks Off, Mizrachi Leads PLO Giant
- 35 WSOP Day 35: Scotty Nguyen, Joe Hachem, Ray Romano Advance in Main Event
- 36 WSOP Day 36: Fireworks Expected on Day 1c of the Main Event
- 37 WSOP Day 37: Galen Hall Looks for 888 Title, Big Names Return in Main Event
- 38 WSOP Day 38: Huge Day 2c in the Main, John Pannucci Leads $1,500 NLH
- 39 WSOP Day 39: Tan Leads $1,500 NLHE; Hellmuth, Ivey Back for Main Day 3
- 40 WSOP Day 40: Hallaert Bags Big in Little One, Ivey Makes Day 4 of ME
- 41 WSOP Day 41: Minkin Making Another Main Event Run, Solomon Leads PLO
- 42 WSOP Day 42: Dyer Leads Main With Cada Still In, Bohlman Goes for Double
- 43 WSOP Day 43: Big Names Left in $5K NLHE, Cada Advances in Main Event
- 44 WSOP Day 44: Three More Bracelets Awarded As Main Event Finale Begins
- 45 WSOP Day 45: Volpe Seeks Bracelet, Dyer Leads Final 6 and Cada in Main
- 46 WSOP Day 46: Main Event Reaches Finale, Eibinger Leads $50K High Roller
- 47 WSOP Day 47: Big One for One Drop Begins, Kessler, ElkY Big Stacks in Closer