WSOP Day 28: Brandon Shack-Harris Leads Final 6 in $10K PLO
As Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship moves into a fourth and final day, just six players remain with Brandon Shack-Harris leading the field and looking for a third bracelet. Ryan Hughes and Rep Porter are also in contention.
Elsewhere today, Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK returns for a third day of play with Steve Billirakis the current chip leader, while Kevin Iacofano leads the nine players left in Event #50: $1,500 Razz.
After yesterday's Day 2, only 259 players remain in the MONSTER STACK from the 2,085 who began the day. The event attracted 6,260 entries for a prize pool of $8,451,000 and a first-place money of $1,037,451.
Steve Billirakis ended last night bagging the top stack with 1,399,000. With more than $2.1 million in WSOP earnings already, he'll be looking today to remain in position to shoot for his second bracelet.
Billirakis is followed in the counts currently by Tommy Nguyen (1,264,000), James Stewart (1,220,000), Raul Manzanares Lozano (1,176,000), and David Neiman (1,160,000).
Others remaining include bracelet winners Gaurav Raina (357,000), Jackie Glazier (275,000) and Nipun Java (101,000), as well as Jimmy Guerrero (940,000), five-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Kurt Jewell (768,000) and Aliaksei Boika (597,000).
Day 3 begins on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and PokerNews will be there from start to finish. Click here to follow along with the live updates.
Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Just six remain in the PLO $10K Championship, where a fourth day of play was added today. As noted, Brandon Shack-Harris bagged 7,730,000 to lead entering today's finale. Shack-Harris has more than $2.8 million in WSOP cashes, including winning bracelets in pot-limit Omaha events in 2014 and 2016.
Following him are Ryan Hughes (5,140,000), Loren Klein (4,240,000), Rep Porter (2,680,000), Jerry Wong (2,150,000), and Scott Bohlman (1,855,000). The winner will take home the bracelet and just over $1 million.
After two days of razz, only nine players return with Kevin Iacofano chip leader with 514,000. Iacofano has $800,000 in WSOP earnings and will be battling a tough group of players still remaining, all of whom like Iacofano are seeking their first WSOP bracelet.
Following Iacofano are Michael Mckenna (477,000), Thomas Taylor (410,000), Adam Owen (340,000), Jay Kwon (295,000), Kyle Montgomery (261,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (248,000), Jeanne David (194,000), and Jeffrey Mitseff (191,000).
The winner will take home $125,431 and the gold bracelet. The tournament restarts at 2 p.m. Keep that browser on PokerNews for all the big pots.
After 1,982 runners took part on the first day of action in this event, Alex Whitenstall leads those who remain with 197,800 followed by Quyen Hoang (178,000), Samuel Miller (177,400), Ranno Sootla (171,000), and Juan Vecino (156,300).
Only 298 will be advancing to Tuesday's Day 2 with the winner taking home $272,504. The field surpassed last year's field of 1,927, creating a prize pool of $2,675,700.
Other players returning include Paawan Bansal (98,700), Jeff Gross (78,500), brothers Ralph Massey (73,300) and Aaron Massey (72,300), Martin Mathis (70,400), Ivan Deyra (57,400) and Maria Konnikova (35,900).
The bounty hunting resumes at 12 noon and PokerNews will be providing coverage throughout. Check back for all the updates.
Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
The big buy-in Limit Hold'em event got underway the the Rio on Monday, attracting 101 entries with 43 returning for Day 2. The field should grow as registration is allowed through today's restart.
Michael Moore leads those returning with 268,500. Joao Vieira sits in second with 211,000 followed by Ofir Mor (211,000), Nick Schulman (202,000), and Christopher Chung (171,500).
Others returning include Anthony Zinno (159,000), Ray Henson (154,500), Robert Mizrachi (140,500), Mike Leah (125,000), Matt Glantz (114,500), John Hennigan (84,700), Benny Glaser (60,000), Maria Ho (60,000), and Jeff Lisandro (53,500).
The restart is set for 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the live updates.
Event #53: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
If your mantra is "the more Omaha the better," then here's another tournament that will suit you well.
Players start with 7,500 chips and will be allowed one re-entry in this PLO hi-lo event. Levels will last 60 minutes and late registration is allowed for six levels in this three-day event.
Texan Nathan Gamble (a fitting last name for PLO hi-lo) took home the bracelet in this event in 2017 along with a $223,339 first prize. Gamble already finished eighth this summer in Event #35: Mixed Omaha for $17,279.
Play gets underway at 11 a.m. and PokerNews will have all your live updates.
Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Finally, the big blind ante format returns once again to the Rio in this event. Players start with 15,000 chips and levels last 60 minutes. Players can register for the first eight levels. And as the name implies, all antes will come from the big blind.
The cards will be in the air at 3 p.m. for this first day of a three-day event, and PokerNews will be there with coverage from beginning to end.
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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