WSOP Day 18: Glaser, Matusow, Negreanu, Bonomo Advance in PPC
As the WSOP rolls into the weekend, several big names will be looking to win a bracelet in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event including Chris Ferguson and Jeff Lisandro with only nine players remaining.
In the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, Benny Glaser leads the field after Day 1 and others advancing include Anthony Zinno, Nick Schulman, Mike Matusow, Justin Bonomo, and Daniel Negreanu.
In other events, the Seniors Championship attracted a record 5,919 entries and the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed returns for a fourth day with only three players remaining. It should be an action-packed start of the weekend at the Rio.
Three players remain in this event as a fourth day has been added to crown a champion.
Gal Yifrach (6,956,000) is the chip leader with bracelet winner James "mig.com" Mackey (3,100,000) and Gary Hasson (1,960,000) also battling for the bracelet and a payday of $461,798.
Yifrach hails from Los Angeles and has $471,888 in live tournament winnings. While this would be his first bracelet, he does have a WSOP Circuit ring. He's hoping to close out this event for the biggest cash of his career.
A total of 842 entries created a $2.34 million prize pool, and play resumes at noon. Don’t forget to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team for every big pot.
The PLO continued on Friday and Ryan Bambrick is chip leader with 1,727,000 – nearly double Phil Riley, who is in second with 864,000. Only 13 players remain in an event that attracted a field of 799 players and a prize pool of more than $1 million.
Rounding out the top five are Sampo Ryynanen (633,000), Jared Ingles (575,000), and Tim McDermott (527,000). Jiaqi "George" Xu, who won the event in 2016 for first WSOP bracelet and $212,128, is also still in the field, as is Victor Ramdin.
Play picks back up at noon and PokerNews will have all your PLO updates throughout the day until a winner emerges. Click here to check it out. PokerGO will be streaming this final table.
After two days of play, four bracelet winners made it through to Day 3 with only nine players remaining seeking the bracelet and a payday of $105,629.
Along with chip leader Michael Moore (485,000), Chris Ferguson (325,000), Jeff Lisandro (291,000), Michael Moore (485,000), and Frankie O'Dell (74,000) will also be seeking additional hardware.
This event featured 310 entries and a prize pool of $418,500. Others remaining include Stephen Rivers (143,000), Paul Sexton (276,000), Esther Rossi (186,000), Katherine Fleck (226,000), and Steven Albini (270,000).
PokerNews will have all the big hands as players battle to a winner on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.. Click here to follow along. Poker Central will be streaming this final table via Twitch, you'll find the embedded live stream in the PokerNews Live Reporting.
Records were broken in this event with 5,919 entries crushing the previous record of 5,389 from last year. Of those, only 934 survived for Day 2 and a shot at the first-place prize of $662,983. Those entries created a $5,327,100 prize pool for the largest single Day 1 in WSOP history.
Those entries created a $5,327,100 prize pool for the largest single Day 1 in WSOP history.
Kevin O’Donnell bagged the chip lead with 171,100, and is looking to add to his $1.8 million in total live earnings. In the top five behind O’Donnell you'll find Christopher Ocksrider (157,000), Frank Cupello (128,500), David Peterson (123,100), and Michael Lang (121,000).
Others returning for the second day day in this three-day event include defending champion Frank Maggio (29,300), Scotty Nguyen (92,400), Neil Blumenfield (134,000), Andrei Konopilko (120,000), Mitchell Garshofsky (73,300), Carol Fuchs (36,800), and Jan-Peter Jachtmann (57,200).
Players will reach the money bubble on Saturday with 888 making at least a min-cash of $1,500. The tournament restarts at 11 a.m. and PokerNews will follow it all with plenty of live updates.
After Day 1 attracted 77 entries, Benny Glaser took the lead with 574,900 chips followed by Anthony Zinno (493,200), Brian Rast (473,900), James Obst (450,100), and John Hennigan (449,000).
Glaser is looking to score his fourth bracelet but will have to survive even more entries as registration is open through four more levels of play on Saturday.
Other players returning for Day 2 include Paul Volpe (390,800), Alexander Kostritsyn (415,600), John Monnette (386,900), David "ODB" Baker (387,400), Naseem Salem (443,400), Dan Cates (347,000), Shaun Deeb (394,200), Nick Schulman (287,300), Mike Matusow (273,100), Justin Bonomo (262,600), Max Kruse (110,100), and Daniel Negreanu (262,600).
In this five-day event, players begin with 250,000 chips with 100-minute levels. PokerNews will have all your live updates in this prestigious event when Day 2 begins at 2 p.m.
With a big starting stack of 10,000 chips, unlimited re-entries, and 60-minute levels, this event should be popular with quite a few no-limit hold’em fans.
On top of that, there will be two starting flights – Flight A on Saturday and Flight B on Sunday. The four-day event should offer plenty of play and attract a nice field. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and PokerNews will have all the double-stacking fun.
Event #35: Mixed $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Big O (5-Card PLO/8)
While the name of this event is quite a mouthful – this Omaha extraordinaire will please fans of the game who like every form.
In 2017, Russia’s high stakes player Vladimir Shchemelev took home the title for his second bracelet and $193,484. Shchemelev brings some big Omaha skills and his first bracelet came in 2013 in $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $279,094.
The action gets underway at 3 p.m. and players begin with 7,500 chips. Levels will last 60 minutes and players are allowed one re-entry. Join PokerNews for every Omaha hand – no matter the game.
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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