WSOP Day 40: Hallaert Bags Big in Little One, Ivey Makes Day 4 of ME
As the WSOP Main Event moves into Day 4, plenty of action remains including the Little One for One Drop, where 2016 November Niner Kenny Hallaert sits among the chip leaders after the first flight. In the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em, Longsheng Tan leads the final six players returning on Sunday to finish it out.
Matt O'Donnell leads the final 10 players in a fourth day of play in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty. In the Main Event, several big names return for Day 4 including 10-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey.
The $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed also gets underway on Sunday.
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
A combined Day 3 finally got all remaining players in one field on Saturday with 2,786 returning. That field was whittled down to 1,182, who will all return for the fourth day of play. The winner will take home the bracelet and $8.81 million.
All those remaining have now reached the money and will at least take home a min-cash of $15,000. Leading the field is In Sun Geoum with 1,696,000 in chips, followed by Frank Flowers (1,624,000), Alexander Wong (1,431,000), Samuel Bernabeu (1,418,000), Eric Sfez (1,390,000), Michael Lavenburg (1,356,000), and Julius Malzanini (1,292,000).
Others still alive in the field include Barbara Enright (1,260,000), Eric Froehlich (1,235,000), Ben Yu (1,040,000), Paul Volpe (989,000), 888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman (969,00), Dan Heimiller (945,000), Barry Hutter (908,000), and Ralph Perry (905,000). Ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey was also among those bagging big, with 827,000 chips.
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Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
A fourth day of play was added to this event with Day 2 chip leader Longsheng Tan leading the final six who return on Sunday. Behind him are Adam Laskey (2,345,000), Jayaram Kovoorchathoth (1,660,000), Lanny Levine (1,175,000), Stephen Bierman (1,035,000), and Trey Brabham (590,000).
A real estate agent from Alhambra, California, Tan has just over $36,000 in WSOP winnings and looking for his first bracelet. A top prize of $323,472 will be awarded to the winner. The action resumes on Friday at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have every hand as the event gets closer to a champion. Click here to follow along. Poker Central will also stream the event via Twitch on a delay. Click here to check it out.
Event #67: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
After the second day of play, only 10 remain from 125 players who returned Saturday. Matt O'Donnell leads the unofficial final table with 985,000 chips. Following him are Anderson Ireland (864,000), Jameson Painter (834,000), Hai Chu (903,000), and Michal Maryška (633,000).
O'Donnell has $1.1 million in WSOP winnings and looking for his second bracelet. His first came in 2015 in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event for $551,941. The winner of this one takes home $141,161 and a coveted gold bracelet. The PLO resumes at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the bounty-busting action. Click here to check it out.
Event #68: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em
After Flight 1A in this event, just 194 found a bag and moved on to Day 2 after a total of 947 entries. The number generated an $852,300 prize pool during this first flight.
Leading the field was Alberto Rodriguez (141,400), followed by Kenny Hallaert (131,900), Beka Iordanishvili (127,300), Richard Kirsch (125,000), and Leamond Mcgriff (122,000). Also sitting in the top 10 are Phil Laak (118,300) and Calvin Anderson (117,300).
Other notables making it through to Day 2 include Robert Damelian (112,400), David Peters (95,300), Erik Cajelais (93,500), Sorel Mizzi (82,900), Martin Finger (73,800), 888 Ambassador Dominik Nitsche (29,400), Scott Bohlman (25,700), and David "ODB" Baker (25,600).
This event offers poker players a chance to give back to the One Drop Foundation charity. The organization offers fresh water service to third-world countries. The event features three starting flights on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Players begin with 5,000 starting chips and can earn an extra 5,000 for a $111 donation. Levels last 60 minutes, and late registration is available for eight levels.
Sunday brings Flight 1B, and PokerNews will have you covered with all the live updates when action gets underway at noon. Keep that browser locked in here for all the big hands.
Event #69: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
Get your game face on as more PLO returns to the Rio, with a bumped-up buy-in that should make for a nice prize pool. Players will be starting with 15,000 chips and will be allowed one re-entry. Levels will last 60 minutes with late registration allowed for the first eight levels. Luis Calvo won this event in 2017 for his first bracelet and the $320,193 top prize. PokerNews will have all the pot-raising action, so don’t miss a hand.
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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