WSOP Day 31: John Hennigan Among Chip Leaders in $10,000 Razz Championship
As the World Series of Poker reaches its 31st day, John Hennigan continues on a hot streak as he returns among the chip leaders in the $10,000 Razz Championship.
In the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, bracelet winner and November Niner Thomas Cannuli leads the field as the event moves into Day 2.
In the $1,000 Ladies championship, California’s Mesha James returns as chip leader with 104 women returning for Day 2.
Friday also brings around another online bracelet event with the $1,000 ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Championship, and the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo also kicks off.
A fourth day of play was added to this event and just four players return today. Barry Hutter is leading the way with 6,265,000 in chips. He’s followed by Portugal's Diogo Veiga (5,195,000), Bulgaria's Radoslav Stoyanov (2,495,000), and Day 3 runaway chipleader Jonathan Abdellatif (1,350,000).
Hutter has over $4 million in live tournament winnings and won a bracelet in 2015 in a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout event for $283,546 payday.
The tournament resumes at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the live updates until a champion rises to the top.
|5||Tom McCormick||United States||$118,552|
|7||Anna Antimony||United States||$64,991|
|9||Todd Ivens||United States||$37,660|
A total of 1,032 teams leaped into action, creating a prize pool of $928,800. Only 20 teams return after Day 2 as this battle royal, er, tag team continues.
The team of Bon Koo and Bienvenido Caballero return as the chip leaders with 828,000 into the final day of play followed by: William Reymond and Ami Alibay (706,000); and Adam Lamphere, Ao Chen, and Yijie Zhang (705,000).
One team will take home bracelets and divide the first-place prize of $175,805. Others returning include: Salah 'Papa' Levy, Francis Mariani, and Cord Garcia (585,000); Loni Harwood, Haixa Zhang, and Kelly Minkin (480,000); and Ryan Laplante, Jack Hardcastle, Patrick Truong, and Kevin Gerhart (245,000).
The third day kicks off at noon and PokerNews will have all tag team fun. Click here to follow all the action.
After the first day of play in this event, the total number of entries reached 119 with just 13 players remaining. Calvin Anderson leads the field with 962,000 chips and is followed by John Hennigan (841,000) and Alex Balandin (833,000).
Anderson has just over $1 million in WSOP winnings and is searching for his second bracelet. Registration remained open until the beginning of Day 2, and seven added entries boosted the field to 119, creating a prize pool of $1,118,600. The winner of this event will take home and top prize of $309,220.
Others advancing include Mike Leah (594,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (592,000), Jerry Wong (529,000), Frank Kassela (252,000), Allen Kessler (238,000), and Paul Volpe (222,000).
The restart begins at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the live updates. Poker Central will be streaming the final table via Twitch, you will find the stream in the PokerNews Live Reporting.
After 10 levels of play and 696 entries, 104 ladies made the money for a min-cash worth $1,497 and return to play on Friday. The winner takes home a top prize of $130,230 and a prize pool of $626,400.
Mesha James, of Corona, Calif., finished the day at the top with a stack of 130,200. With $70,072 total in live tournaments earnings, James has locked up the third WSOP cash of her career and looking for a deep run.
Following her are Vesna Kuzmanic (102,700), Jill Pike (94,300), Hana Cho (90,400), and Alexis Sterner (85,700). Others returning for Day 2 include Danielle Andersen (56,500), Lacey Jones (50,700), Melanie Weisner (47,000), Kristy Arnett (38,500), and Gaelle Baumann (37,000).
Defending champion Heidi May got eliminated on Day 1. Karen Xiyo and former PokerNews host Tiffany Michelle got eliminated in the same hand at different tables on the bubble, and split the min cash.
The fun resumes on Friday at noon and PokerNews will have every bet and fold. Click here to follow.
The shorted-handed action attracted 590 players on Day 1 with 203 returning for Day 2. Thomas Cannuli bagged the chip lead with 286,000. Cannuli finished in fifth place in the 2015 WSOP Main Event for over $1.4 million, and has a bracelet from the 2017 $3,333 Online Event.
Cannulli will be followed by Andrew Graham (214,300) and Julian Milliard-Feral (201,900). Some other player moving on to Day 2 include Romain Lewis (124,800), Jake Schindler (82,600), Parker Talbot (80,200), Toby Lewis (49,900), Robert Mizrachi (140,700), Jan-Eric Schwippert (129,200), Martin Finger (121,000), and Liv Boeree (114,800).
* Late registration is allowed until the beginning of Day 2, and so the field should grow on Friday.
Who’ll make for the final table on Day 3? The hold’em heats up again at 2 p.m. and check back with PokerNews for all the big pots with the live updates team.
The first event to get going today will be this one-day “super turbo bounty” event that is sure to provide some fast-paced play. A year ago in this event Rifat Palevic of Sweden outlasted a 1,867-player field in one long day to capture his first career bracelet and a first-prize of $183,903.
Like last year, the event will feature quick 20-minute levels with players earning $300 for every knockout bounty they collect. There will be a 20-minute break after every six levels, with a 75-minute dinner break after Level 19 and a plan to play all of the way down to a winner tonight.
Cards go in the air at 11 a.m. for this one, so check with PokerNews starting then to follow this one all the way down to a champion.
The championship event of PLO Hi-Lo should bring plenty of rounders looking for some notoriety, a bracelet, and a nice cash prize. Bryce Yockey won this event in 2017 for $511,147. He also finished fifth in the $25,000 PLO High Roller version last summer for $270,242. Players begin with 50,000 starting chips and late registration is available until the start of Day 2. Levels last 60 minutes and the event gets underway at 3 p.m. PokerNews will have all the championship PLO Hi/Lo live updates.
Grab the laptop and focus on that trackpad, it’s time for another online bracelet at WSOP.com. This one-day event kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and allows for unlimited re-entries until 7:30 p.m. The tournament will be played entirely on the WSOP.com in both Nevada and New Jersey. Players will begin with 15,000 starting chips and 20-minute levels.
Last year, Nipun Java secured the title and $237,688 for his second bracelet of the summer. Follow along with PokerNews for all the live updates.
It's Friday, and that means it's time for another flight of the $365 GIANT. Day 1e is on the schedule, the final flight with Day 2 set for Saturday. Here’s a look at the chip leaders of each flight:
|Starting Day||Chipleader||Country||Chip Count|
|1A||Justin Sternberg||United States||1,215,000|
|1B||Jon Turner||United States||2,265,000|
|1D||Duy Ho||United States||1,275,000|
Turner currently leads the field of 251 players from the total field of 4,573 entries so far. Players begin with 25,000 starting chips and play 21 levels of 20 minutes each. Play starts at 7 p.m. with late registration open for nine levels, which means registration closes around 10:20 p.m. PokerNews will have all the gigantic action right here.
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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