WSOP Day 6: Vitch leads Triple Draw, Hellmuth Makes Day 2 in Omaha-8
The 2018 World Series of Poker is on to Day 6, and it's a big one. Just a single new event will get underway, but two new bracelet winners will be crowned. One of them will receive a figure just shy of $3,000,000 in the $100,000 High Roller with six players left in contention.
Here's a look at what's on tap for the WSOP as we close down to being one week into the world's biggest poker event.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2018-wsop/event-5-100000-high-roller/" target="_blank"]Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller[/URL]
A field of 105 entries gathered for one of the biggest events of the summer. Over the course of three days, a final table was forged. With just ten players returning on Day 3, the penultimate day was a short one as the goal was simply to play down to six.
Nick Petrangelo lead heading into Day3 and does so still going into Day 4. He has a sizable margin of 10 big blinds over his next closest opponent; Bryn Kenney.
Petrangelo and Kenney will need to battle with shorter stacks Aymon Hata and Stephen Chidwick, and medium stacks Andreas Eiler (who finished runner-up in the €111,111 One Drop at the WSOPE last November) and (2018 Bracelet winner) Elio Fox.
|Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Bryn Kenney||United States||10,200,000||51|
|3||Nick Petrangelo||United States||12,200,000||61|
|4||Elio Fox||United States||8,620,000||43|
|5||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||5,740,000||29|
|6||Aymon Hata||United Kingdom||7,280,000||36|
The remaining six are guaranteed $484,551 but all vying for the $2,910,227 first-place prize.
PokerNews will be in the Amazon Room to provide you with live updates; we cover every single hand from the big stage. If you have a PokerGO subscription - and we would argue that this final table alone would be worth the $10 investment - you can watch the final table live. Action in this event gets underway at 2 PM local time, the stream will be on a security delay so will get going a bit later.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2018-wsop/event-7-colossus/" target="_blank"]Event#7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em[/URL]
After two days and four flights, it's already set in stone that the COLOSSUS is once again going to be colossal.
|Day||Entries||Chip Leader||Country||Chip Count|
|Day 1a||2,024||Anthony Parille||United States||607,000|
|Day 1b||1,471||Christopher Haydt||United States||419,000|
|Day 1c||1,978||Florian Duta||United States||523,000|
|Day 1d||1,541||Philip Alberquerque||United States||503,000|
Players were allowed to two entries per flight, so could already be in for eight bullets total. Some big names already through to Day 2 are Phil Ivey (63,000), and Alex Foxen (268,000).
The action is far from over as today, Monday, June 4, another two flights are on the schedule. Day 1e live updates starts at 10 AM while the last flight (Day 1f) gets underway at 5 PM.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2018-wsop/event-8-2500-mixed-triple-draw-lowball/" target="_blank"]Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball[/URL]
After two days of Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, a field of 321 has been whittled down to just 12. The majority of the prize pool is still up for grabs, and no one is in a better position to take down the biggest share of it than two-time bracelet winner Chris "deathdonkey" Vitch.
Two years ago, Vitch won the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball event the very first time it was held at the World Series of Poker. Vitch topped a field of 236 for $136,854 and his first bracelet.
Now, he's aiming for bracelet number three overall and the second one from this event as he bagged a narrow chip lead with 12 left heading into the final day of the event. $180,455 awaits the winner, but Vitch has some stiff competition as five bracelet winners are also in the hunt for their next shiny gold trophy. They are; Scott Seiver, Bryce Yockey, Luis Velador, Frank Kassela, and Mike Leah.
The final table gets underway at 2 PM local time, and PokerNews will, of course, bring you all the live updates.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2018-wsop/event-9-10000-omaha-hi/" target="_blank"] Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship[/URL]
If you're obsessed with bracelet winners, there's an even better spot to rail in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino than the final day of the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball event. A couple feet over, on Day 2 of the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, it's a bracelet galore as just about every other player has at least one of poker's most coveted prizes around their wrist. Well, not literally probably, but they have a ton combined in their respective prize cabinets.
Leading the charge is old school grinder Chris Bjorin. The tough Swede has two bracelets and 249,500 in the bag when play resumes at 2 PM local time. Close on his tail is Jesse Martin, another 2-time bracelet winner.
Robert Mizrachi, Nick Schulman, and Tom Koral are just some of the other players still left in the field of 75 from 161 entries. But most railbirds will come to the Rio to see Phil Hellmuth in action. The record-breaking 14-time bracelet winner bagged 136,000 in chips and will return to action for Day 2 with blinds of 4,000 and 8,000.
With Hellmuth still left in the field, there's a reasonable chance his table will be picked for live streaming. Today's action will be streamed for free on Twitch, which can be found within our live reporting pages as soon as the production gets underway.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2018-wsop/event-12-1500-dealers-choice/" target="_blank"]Event #12: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed[/URL]
The sole new event to get underway at the 2018 World Series of Poker today is the 12th event of the series; the $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-handed. In the event, last year won by David Bach for $119,399, the player on the button gets to choose the game. The list on tap is impressive; players have the option to pick one of the following:
- Limit Hold'em
- Seven Card Stud
- Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Regular
- Pot-Limit Hold'em
- Pot-Limit Omaha
- Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Big O
- Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Limit
- 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- A-5 Lowball Triple Draw
- No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
- No-Limit Five-Card Draw High
Players start out with 7,500 in chips with levels of 60 minutes. Ten levels are scheduled for the first day of play, with the event closing up over the course of three days total. Late registration remains open for the first eight levels, which should be around midnight. A single re-entry per player is allowed according to the structure sheet (PDF).
As for every event at the series this year, PokerNews will be on the floor to provide you with live updates throughout.
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