WSOP Day 23: Daniel Negreanu Returns Third in Chips in $25K PLO HR
As Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller wrapped up Day 1, Daniel Negreanu sat third in chips and is now eyeing a deep run in another event. Others still alive in the PLO High Roller include Robert Mizrachi, Brian Rast, and defending champion James Calderaro.
Elsewhere today, Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em should reach a winner with Robert Peacock enjoying a big chip advantage, while two-time bracelet winner Ryan Hughes leads the final five players in Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet .
With only three players remaining, the "Double Stack" should crown a winner on Thursday after a fifth day of play. As mentioned, Robert Peacock leads with a massive chip stack of 38,200,000 followed by Nicholas Salimbene (10,400,000) and Joshua Turner (8,400,000).
This tournament featured 5,700 entries for a prize pool of $5,130,000 and sports a huge first-place payout of $644,224. Check back to PokerNews starting at 12 noon for all the live updates as we find out who of the final three will collect the Event #34 bracelet.
This event added a fourth day of play with Eric Baldwin (7,550,000) returning to battle Ian Steinman (2,200,000) heads-up for the title. Baldwin will be looking for his second bracelet after winning his first nine years ago while Steinman seeks his first.
The event attracted 1,330 entries for a prize pool of $1,795,500 and a top prize of $319,580.
The battle restarts at 12 noon, and PokerNews will have every hand until a winner is crowned. Click here to follow the updates as see who wins. Poker Central will also be streaming this final table on Twitch — click here to watch.
After the second day in the shootout only 10 players remain out of a field that drew 908 for a $1,225,800 prize pool. Each of those advancing will be hoping to be the last person standing for the bracelet and $236,498 first prize.
After winning two tables, Anthony Reategui takes a narrow chip lead into Thursday with a stack of 672,500. He won this event in 2005 for $269,100. Others returning include Royce Matheson, Alexander Lakhov, and Dylan Linde.
Players will return for the final table at 12 noon, and PokerNews will be there for every hand. Click here to follow along.
The mixed big bet fun continued on Wednesday and only five players made it through to return on Thursday in order to play down to a winner. Scott Bohlman will sit in the top spot when play resumes with 1,556,000 followed by two-time bracelet winner Ryan Hughes (345,500), World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Daniel Weinman (292,800), Aaron Rogers (261,800), and bracelet winner Marcel Vonk (100,000).
Bohlman has more than $737,000 in career WSOP winnings, but is looking for first bracelet. With a such a significant chip advantage, he looks to be in a prime spot to bring home the title and the $122,138 first prize awaiting the winner.
Day 3 gets underway at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will cover every hand and every game.
This lower buy-in limit hold'em event attracted 596 entries for a $804,600 prize pool, with 174 players returning on Thursday for Day 2. Brian Vollick will lead the field to start today after bagging up 71,500.
He's followed by Rex Clinkscales (69,900), Kurt Maier (68,200), and Jeremy Heartberg (66,200).
Others returning include Brandon Cantu (23,500), Svetlana Gromenkova (16,800), David Bach (10,800), and Dutch Boyd (8,000).
Day 2 picks up at 12 noon on Thursday. Follow along with PokerNews as players bet and bluff with hopes to make the final table. Click here for the live updates.
After the first day of high rolling PLO, 101 players return after 192 jumped in on Day 1. Konstantin Beylin ended the day as chip leader with a stack of 617,500.
Following him are Veselin Karakitukov (549,500), Daniel Negreanu (532,000), Aaron Katz (525,000), George Wolff (504,500), and David Len Ashby (498,500).
Others returning include Chance Kornuth (473,500), Robert Mizrachi (453,000), 2017 fourth-place finisher Artem Babakhanyan (436,000), Chris "BigHuni" Hunichen (374,000), Scotty Nguyen (347,500), Jason Koon (325,000), Brian Rast (312,500), Paul Volpe (258,500), defending champion James Calderaro (234,500), and Tommy Le (230,000).
Players are allowed one re-entry and late registration is allowed through the second level on Day 2. The high rolling Day 2 resumes at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have you covered for all the live updates.
Another hold'em event will get underway in the Rio on Thursday, kicking off at 11 a.m. This three-day event features 60-minute levels with late registration allowed through the first eight levels. Players will begin with 12,500 starting chips in this mid-price point tournament.
Gaurav Raina took home the bracelet in this event a year ago, earning $456,822 for doing so. Check back with PokerNews for all the big hands from Event #43.
Finally, this big buy-in triple draw event should attract quite a few pros. Players begin with 50,000 starting chips and late registration is available until the beginning of Day 2. The event features 60-minute levels.
Ben Yu took home the title in 2017, earning $232,738 and his second bracelet.
Play begins at 3 p.m. today, and PokerNews will be there from the start for all the important discards and draws.
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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