WSOP Day 7: Elezra Leads $10K Omaha Hi-Lo, Hennigan Ahead in Dealer’s Choice
In a day that saw the Colossus Day 1 flights come to an end, three-time bracelet winners Eli Elezra blasted off to a big lead in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship, with Paul Volpe, Robert Mizrachi, and Mike Matusow also advancing to the second day of action.
The $1,500 Dealers Choice attracted a big field of pros too, with four-time bracelet winner John Hennigan taking the lead. On top of that, Day 7 brings two more events with some lowball action and No Limit Hold’em.
Event #7: COLOSSUS - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
After six starting flights over three days, players will return on Tuesday to commence with the second day of action. On Monday, Kurt Jewell ended as the Day 1e chip leader with 474,000. That flight attracted 3,202 entries with 127 advancing to Day 2. The Day 1f flight attracted 2,855 later in the day with 133 advancing. Brian Ray led 1f with 351,000 chips.
Through all flights, there were 13,071 entries with 539 players advancing to play Tuesday. Other names remaining include Kathy Liebert (73,000), Matt Stout (91,000), David Bach (261,000), Tyler Patterson (238,000), Jesse Sylvia (63,000), Alex Foxen (268,000), John Racener (270,000), 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Cada (88,000), Kevin Eyster (307,000), Barry Shulman (160,000), Scott Montgomery (103,000), Justin Liberto (164,000), and 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel (118,000). Even 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey played flight 1d and bagged 63,000 chips.
Going forward on Day 2, blind levels increase to an hour and a champion should be crowned on Thursday. That winner will not only take home a bracelet, but a $1 million top prize as well. Action resumes on Tuesday at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have all your live updates. Don’t miss a hand – click here to follow along.
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
The split-pot action continued on Monday with several big names and bracelet winners still in the field. After Day 2, Eli Elezra leads the final 22 players with 858,000 chips. The 169 total entries created a prize pool of $1,588,600. First place for the event will take home a prize of $417,921 and a gold bracelet.
Rounding out the top five include Adam Coats (617,000), Steve Chanthabouasy (609,000), Daniel Zack (571,000), and Jesse Martin (479,000). Others returning include Felipe Ramos (401,000), Paul Volpe (372,000), Robert Mizrachi (258,000), and Mike Matusow (234,000),
The final day of action resumes at 3 p.m. with PokerGO streaming the final table. PokerNews will also be there for every hand. Click here to follow along with the live updates team.
Event #12: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
With 18 games allowed in this one, players don’t have much room for error. After the first day of action, four-time bracelet winner John Hennigan leads the remaining 120 players with 89,800 chips. Rounding out the top five: Andrey Zhigalov (85,275), Xunen Zheng (69,950), Luke Saltus (61,875), Joey Couden (59,325), and Jeff Lisandro (58,025).
Others advancing to the second day of action include Craig Chait (50,825), David Funkhouser (50,825), Shirley Rosario (46,550), Chris Vitch (42,025), and Layne Flack (23,175). Last year’s champion David Bach was eliminated on Day 1 after two entries. The event attracted 406 entries for a prize pool of $548,100.
Day 2 action gets underway at 2 PM and PokerNews will have every hand – no matter which game is played. Click click here to follow along.
The big blind ante has been in the news quite a bit lately as more tournaments begin to adopt the format. The WSOP has also added it to the mix in a few tournaments this year.
This new three-day event kicks off at 11 a.m. and should make for a big field with plenty of Hold’em fans looking for something a little different – and a bracelet. Registration is open for some time, so if players bust the COLOSSUS, they might hop into this one. You can follow along with the updates in our WSOP 2018 Live Reporting hub as soon as the event gets underway.
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
Fans of lowball games should be sure to make it the Rio for this one. This tournament is offered at the WSOP’s lower price point, but also allows for one re-entry.
Frank Kassela took home the bracelet and $89,151 in 2017. The win earned the Chicago native his third bracelet. Kassela also has a bracelet in another lowball game, winning the $2,500 Razz event in 2010. PokerNews will have all the pat-standing and missed draw action beginning at 3 PM and you'll be able to find the updates in the Live Reporting hub once action gets underway.
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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