WSOP Day 24: Yu Leads Biggest Omaha Tournament of Year, Negreanu Falls
After a long, dramatic Day 2, Ben Yu has the chip lead with 35 left in Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller after Daniel Negreanu suffered an unlucky beat to go out of the event yesterday. Matt Woodward returns as the chip leader with 19 left today in Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em. Meanwhile three new events get going today, including the first-ever online pot-limit Omaha event.
Just 19 players remain in what's the first of just three limit hold'em events of the summer.
Matt Woodward, who finished runner-up to Pieter de Korver in the 2009 EPT Grand Final Monaco for over $1.7 million, currently leads with 22 big bets.
Woodward's competition on the final day includes players like Kevin Song (18 big bets), Matt Grapenthien (12 big bets), and David Gee (10 big bets).
The tournament is well into the money as it attracted a field of 596 entries. Players are each guaranteed $4,711 at this point, with all vying for the first-place prize of $173,568 and the bracelet.
Action gets back underway at 12 noon, so check back then for all the live poker updates you can ask for, right from the tournament floor.
In the spotlight event of the day, the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, a 14-hour day was played yesterday that included a hand-for-hand period that took just shy of three hours and 50 total hands.
The event attracted a record-breaking 230 entries to make for a $5,462,500 prize pool, and after that grueling Day 2 two-time bracelet winner Ben Yu leads with 3,695,000 in chips.
Yu has a significant lead over his next closest opponent, Jason Koon, who will bring 2,540,000 in chips as he sits in second place.
Daniel Negreanu, who started the day third in chips, did not make it through. He suffered a cruel beat to go out well before the money.
Just 35 players remain, all guaranteed $37,500. That will not be enough for a positive return of investment for some, as one re-entry per player was permitted. The list of remaining players reads like a who's who of famous poker players with Shaun Deeb (2,120,000), Scotty Nguyen (2,010,000), Jason Mercier (1,905,000), Robert Mizrachi (1,005,000), and Erik Seidel (725,000) just a small selection of the batch of familiar faces remaining.
Defending champ James Calderaro is also still in the mix; he brings a bag with 705,000 in chips in it to the table today.
Day 3 of the event gets underway at 2 p.m. local time with blinds of 15,000 and 30,000. While this third day is scheduled to be the closing day, it's not out of the question for this event to go a day longer, like it did last year. Check the live updates to see how things develop as they try to play down to a winner.
A massive field of 1,071 entrants ponied up the buy-in of $2,500 for this no-limit hold'em event. After Day 1, just 297 players remain with 188 players making the money. A min-cash is worth $3,743 while the top-prize of the $2,808,000 prize pool is set at $507,274.
When the action gets back underway at 12 noon, it's Ashwin Sarin in the lead with a stack of 166,200. Considering everyone started with 12,500 in chips, he has more than 13 times the starting stack already.
Others who spun their stacks up more than tenfold yesterday include Steve Foutty (155,800), Josh Bergman (145,000), Markus Gonsalves (143,700), and bracelet winner and high roller David Peters (140,500).
Some of the other many notables to make it through to Day 2 with big stacks are Chris Hunichen (131,500), Marton Czuczor (128,300), Valentin Vornicu (124,900), Ismael Bojang (122,000), Aditya Agarwal (119,700), and Chino Rheem (105,000).
The tournament resumes at 12 noon with 600/1,200 blinds and a 200 ante to start. PokerNews will, of course, have all the live reporting updates you can ask for.
The final installment of 2-7 at the 2018 World Series of Poker kicked off on Thursday afternoon with Day 1 of the $10K 2-7 Triple Draw Championship. The prestigious event attracted a total of exactly 100 entries with just 41 moving on to Day 2.
Sitting atop the counts after the first ten levels of play was Michael Noori who built his starting stack of 50,000 up to 335,000. Professional soccer player Max Kruse from Germany, who has been a staple in the 2-7 events the last few years, ended last night second-best after bagging 282,000.
Christopher Kruk (247,500), Luke Schwartz (200,000), Lawrence Berg (171,000), and Andrey Zhigalov (170,500) round out the top of the leaderboard in a field that's dominated by big names.
Vanessa Selbst made her return to the WSOP in this event and bagged a 120,000-chip stack. During one of the breaks, PokerNews caught up with her to see what made her come out for this event:
The tournament resumes at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will once more bring you all the live updates.
Things kick off at 11 a.m. local time with a new event on the schedule; the $1,000 no-limit hold'em turbo.
This event is scheduled as a two-day affair with 30-minute blind levels and a starting stack of 5,000. Late registration is open for the first eight levels, and the tournament will enforce a big-blind ante.
One can expect some big names in this event, despite the relatively low buy-in of $1,000. Players are, after all, always looking for action and the prospect of being able to capture a bracelet in just two days must be enticing. Check PokerNews all day for live updates from the start of this fast-paced event.
The afternoon event that gets underway on this 24th day of the 2018 World Series of Poker will be a mix of Omaha hi/lo and stud hi/lo. At a price point of $2,500, the hi-lo aficionados of the world will come to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to work out who's the best.
In 2017, Smith Sirisakorn took down the event for $215,902, beating a field of 405 entries to score his, to date, only live tournament cash.
Players will receive 12,500 in chips and play 10 hour-long levels on Day 1. Of course, PokerNews will bring you all the updates from this three-day event starting at 3 p.m.
Online bracelets events are no new features on the schedule, but an online Omaha bracelet is!
This online event gets underway at 3:30 p.m. with play on the WSOP.com Nevada and WSOP.com New Jersey software all the way through.
Important to notice here is that one cannot play Omaha on the mobile client. Players must use the desktop client to be able to compete. So bring your laptop if you want to play at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, because the mobile app for Android and iOS won't work for Omaha.
Another stipulation that deserves attention, though this is the case for all re-entry events on WSOP.com, is that players who bust out and choose to re-enter have 30 seconds to do so. You have to make sure you have enough money in your account to re-enter right away, or you'll be left out.
Players start with 15,000 in chips and blinds at 50/100. Blind levels are 20 minutes long with late registration open for 3 hours and 45 minutes. Stay with PokerNews for start-to-finish coverage of this one as well.
It's Friday, and that means it's time for another flight of the $365 GIANT. This time, Day 1d is on the schedule, the penultimate starting day with just one more (Day 1e on June 29) on the schedule after this.
|Day||Entries||Survivors||Chip Leader||Country||Chip Count|
|1a||1,289||80||Justin Sternberg||United States||1,215,000|
|1b||969||53||Jon Turner||United States||2,265,000|
Jon Turner currently leads the field of 188 players from the total field of 3,406 entries so far. That information isn't too relevant for the players today, as they start with a clean sheet.
They get 25,000 starting chips and play 21 levels of 20 minutes each. Play starts at 7 p.m. local time with late registration open for nine levels, which means registration closes around 10:20 p.m.
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