WSOP Day 12: Duhamel Looks for 4th Bracelet, Negreanu Advances to Day 2
Plenty of big names will be battling it out for the top spots in the Rio on Sunday and that includes 2010 Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel, who is among the final 10 players in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha.
In other events, four WSOP Main Event champions advanced to Day 2 in the Millionaire Maker: Ryan Riess, 888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson, Joe Cada, and Joe McKeehen.
Several big names also return for Day 2 of the $1,500 Eight Game Mix including Jon Turner, Daniel Negreanu, Anthony Zinno, and David Bach.
With two events needing an extra day, it's going to be a busy day at the World Series of Poker.
This is the second Sunday in this multi-flight event with Day 1 starting flights spread out over June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 1. After the first flight, Pete Arroyos leads the field with 1,757,000 chips. Out of 423 entries, only 19 remained to move on to Day 2 on July 2.
The event allows for unlimited re-entry and payouts start on Day 1. Players begin with 25,000 in chips and blind levels are 20 minutes on Day 1 and 40 minutes on Days 2 and 3. The gigantic Omaha event gets started at 7 p.m. Get your fix by following the live updates here.
After three days of play, the final six will return to the Rio on Sunday to play to a winner. An extra fourth day was added so the event can be live streamed.
Joey Weissman leads with 3,683,000 chips. Weissman is looking for his second bracelet after winning the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em in 2012 for $694,609.
Rounding out the final table are fellow bracelet winner Ryan D'Angelo (2,350,000), Ognyan Dimov (2,560,000), Antonio Barbato (2,205,000), two-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (861,000), and Yue Du (796,000).
The winner of this will take home $293,275 after 1,663 players entered for a $2.2 million prize pool. Day 4’s final table begins at noon and check back with PokerNews to see who will come out on top. PokerGO will also be streaming this final table.
An extra day of play has also been added with three players returning on Sunday to determine who takes home the $293,275 first-place prize and the World Series of Poker bracelet in the $10,000 Dealer's Choice.
Leading the final three is Adam Friedman (3,075,000 chips), followed by Alexey Makarov (1,325,000) and Stuart Rutter (1,145,000). Friedman is looking for his second bracelet with his two accomplished opponents hoping for their first.
The low buy-in PLO event brings back 10 players for Day 3 after a total of 1,193 entries were made for a prize pool of $595,500.
Canadian Maxime Heroux leads those remaining with 2,430,000 in chips. He’s looking for his second major score after winning the $3,500 WPT Montreal event in November for $317,554.
Others just behind Heroux include Craig Varnell (1,570,000) and Ilian Li (1,410,000). Also in the mix is 2010 Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel (1,570,000), who is looking for his fourth bracelet and to push his WSOP career winning closer to the $15 million mark.
The winner will take home a bracelet and $181,790. The Day 3 fun begins at 2 p.m. Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team.
Don’t miss a hand. This final table will also be streamed by Poker Central on Twitch.
The Big Blind Ante Hold’em action returns to the Rio for Day 3 with 24 players remaining and the winner taking home $537,710.
Chris Bolek leads the field with 1,129,000 in chips and looking for his second bracelet after winning the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty event in 2017 for $266,646.
Others, just behind Bolek, include Kenneth Smaron (990,000), Jake Schindler (926,000), Ran Ilani (924,000), and Shawn Buchanan (846,000). Other notables remaining include Seth Davies (812,000), Arne Ruge (166,000), Stephen Chidwick (164,000), and two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (106,000).
Players could register until the start of Day 2 and a total of 518 bought in for a $2.2 million prize pool. Justin Bonomo, who entered the event after winning his Heads Up bracelet and finished Day 1 with a sizable stack, was eliminated in 29th place.
Play resumes on Sunday at 2 p.m. Check back with PokerNews as play gets closer to the final table. We’ve got all your live updates.
The second Day 1 flight gets started on Sunday and plenty of players will be looking to take their shots at a million bucks. After Saturday’s first flight, there were 3,046 entries in this mega-tournament with 458 players making it through to Day 2 on Monday.
Kyle Hartree led the first flight wit 208,500 in chips, followed by James Dempsey (167,400) and Nick Schwarmann (165,800).
Four WSOP Main Event champions advanced to Day 2 including: Ryan Riess (70,600), 888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson (70,100), Joe Cada (42,400), and Joe McKeehen (58,800).
Other notables advancing include 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman (71,400), JC Tran (140,200), Blair Hinkle (124,400), Jack Sinclair (109,400), Faraz Jaka (105,00), and Vinny Pahuja (100,000).
Players begin with 7,500 chips and levels are 60 minutes. Each player will be allowed one re-entry per flight. Day 2 begins on Monday in this four-day event.
Last year’s million-dollar winner was Pablo Mariz, who actually took home $1,221,407 and his first bracelet. Sunday’s second Day 1 flight begins at 10 a.m. and PokerNews will be there for all the updates.
Who will be the mixed-game master in this event? After the first day, 134 players remain looking for a top payout of $147,348.
Jon Turner leads the field with 76,000 in chips, followed by Anson Tsang (75,350), Farzad Rouhani (68,200), Jeff Madsen (65,000), and David Bach (63,000).
Other returning include Daniel Negreanu (45,775), Anthony Zinno (33,600), James Obst (33,525), Ben Yu (33,500), Scott Seiver (32,000), and Benny Glaser (25,600).
The event features these games:
- Limit Hold'em
- Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Seven Card Stud
- Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- No-Limit Hold'em
- Pot-Limit Omaha
- Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
The second day of mixed game fun kicks off at 2 p.m. and should be action packed. No matter the game, PokerNews will have every hand from the live updates team.
A major event among pros with big bankrolls; this event should attract plenty of big names looking for a lowball title.
Play kicks off at 3 p.m. with 60-minute levels and 50,000 starting stacks. Players are also allowed one re-entry.
John Monnette took down the title last summer for $256,610 and his third bracelet. The PokerNews updates crew will have every draw, missed hand, and winner for you.
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