WSOP Day 16: Martin Jacobson, Scotty Nguyen Playing Deep in MARATHON
The MARATHON moves closer to the final table on Thursday and among the 60 players returning include WSOP Main Event champions Martin Jacobson and Scotty Nguyen.
The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. also brings back only 16 players for PokeGO streaming. In the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed; Greg Merson, Jason Mercier, and Ryan Riess are some of the big names returning.
A lot of big names in action. Check out what's available to play on Day 16 of the 2018 World Series of Poker.
It’s a long race in this one, and after three days of play, bracelet winner Taylor Paur is the chip leader with 2,958,000. Only 60 players remain from the original 1,637, and the winner will take home $653,581.
Rounding out the top five are Anton Morgenstern (1,775,000), Mark Sleet (1,550,000), Hiep Doan (1,442,000), and Jonas Mackoff (1,356,000).
Others remaining include WSOP Main Event champions Martin Jacobson (811,000) and Scotty Nguyen (483,000) as well as Matt Affleck (884,000), 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman (445,000), Cate Hall (574,000), and Martin Staszko (516,000).
The cards are back in the air at noon and PokerNews will be in this one for the long haul, with updates until the finish line in this five-day event. Click here to follow along.
After three days of action, Benjamin Dobson, Tim Finne, and Jesse Martin will return Thursday for an unscheduled Day 4 in this event.
Dobson, who also led after Day 2, holds the biggest stack with 2,615,000 chips – nearly 60-percent of all chips in play. Dobson has more than $872,000 in live tournament winnings, and he's looking for his first bracelet.
Finne (1,185,000) and Martin (675,000) will be looking to spoil the party for Dobson. Day 4 resumes at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the all the highs and lows. Click here for the live updates.
|2||Benjamin Dobson||United Kingdom||2,615,000|
|3||Jesse Martin||United States||675,000|
|5||Tim Finne||United States||1,185,000|
Thursday’s final day of action in this event brings back 14 players and Filippos Stavrakis is the chip leader with 903,000 chips followed by Pascal Damoi (632,000) and Felipe Ramos (450,000).
The event attracted 986 entries for a prize pool of $887,400. The winner will take home $169,842 of that. Play picks back up at noon and should play down to a champion. Click here to follow all the PokerNews live updates.
After two days of horse riding, Laith Salem leads the pack with 1,456,000 chips followed by Albert Daher (1,300,000), John Hennigan (687,000), and Iraj Parvizi (620,000). Salem has $95,000 in live tournament winnings and looking for his first bracelet and first breakthrough win. In total, just 16 players return for Day 3.
Others remaining include Randy Ohel (571,000), Carol Fuchs (562,000), David "Bakes" Baker (559,000), Jean Gaspard (405,000), Anthony Zinno (237,000), Robert Mizrachi (111,000), and Katherine Fleck (186,000).
The winner will score a payday of $414,692 in an event that attracted a field of 166 entries for a prize pool of $1,560,400
After a day of short-handed hold’em, 186 return for Day 2 after 842 entries in the first day of action which created a $2.34 million prize pool.
Christian Rudolph leads the way into Thursday with 210,000 in chips followed by Federico Petruzzelli (209,000) and Richard Kaplan (178,500). Germany’s Rudolph has $676,656 and looking for his first big win. The winner will take home $461,798 in this event.
Others surviving to Day 2 include Mike Watson (110,500), Tony Dunst (95,800), Kyle Hartree (91,500), Olivier Busquet (88,000), Manig Loeser (68,200), Greg Merson (59,200), Jason Mercier (47,100), and Ryan Riess (38,300).
Day 2 kicks off at noon. Follow along with PokerNews live reporting team for every big pot. Don’t miss a hand.
After one day of play, 88 players return on Thursday and Jared Bleznick leads the pack after bagging 72,900 chips in an event that brought in 356 entries for a prize pool of $480,600. Right behind Bleznick are Rick Fuller (66,200) and David Prociak (65,100).
Also advancing were Jon Turner (26,100), David "ODB" Baker (65,100), and David Pham (64,600).
The winner will take home the bracelet and $117,282. The event restarts on Thursday at 2 PM, and PokerNews will have every hand. Follow along by clicking here.
It’s a good week for PLO players. The $1,000 event kicked off on Tuesday, and now this $1,500 event should bring many of them back to the Rio.
Loren Klein took home his second bracelet for $231,483 in this event last year. Klein excels in this form of poker, and his first bracelet came in 2016 in the $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha for $241,427. A few days later he finished runner-up in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship for $552,713. In 2010, he also finished runner-up in the $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for $195,147.
Last year’s event featured 870 entries and a $1.2 million prize pool. Players will begin with a 7,500 starting stack and 60-minute levels. PokerNews will have all your PLO updates when the event kicks off at 11 AM.
The Hi/Lo version of this game began on Monday and now comes this traditional and historic form of poker. The event features a starting stack of 7,500 and 60-minute levels.
Tom Koral too home this bracelet in 2017 for a $96,907 payday in an event featuring 298 entries and a $402,300 prize pool. The Stud gets started at 3 PM so make sure to follow along with the PokerNews live updates crew.
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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