WSOP Day 42: Dyer Leads Main With Cada Still In, Bohlman Goes for Double
Following a rare rainy day in Las Vegas, Scott Bohlman has the chance at another Vegas rarity — winning two bracelets in one summer. He currently leads Event #69: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed with only 21 players remaining. Meanwhile over in Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, Benny Glaser bagged the chip lead after the first day of play.
Headlining the action today, of course, will be Day 6 of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT where Michael Dyer returns as chip leader and 2009 champion Joe Cada also remains in action as the only Main Event winner left among the final 109 players.
Players experienced some lights-out play on Day 5 — literally. As storms rolled through the area, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino lost power with about an hour left in the day. Soon the bags came out, and with 109 players left Michael Dyer was the one bagging the most chips. Dyer built a huge stack of 12,180,000 yesterday, putting some distance between himself and the chase pack at present.
Next in the counts is Brian Yoon (8,395,000), followed by Jeff Trudeau (8,305,000), Hari Bercovici (7,650,000), and Bart Lybaert (7,350,000).
Others still remaining include Barry Hutter (5,695,000), two-time bracelet winner Eric Froehlich (5,365,000), and high roller regular Ivan Luca (4,580,000). Kelly Minkin remains the lone woman left in the field with 1,205,000.
As noted, 2009 winner Joe Cada is also still in with 2,965,000.
Benjamin Pollak also remains in contention as he attempts to make two straight Main Event final tables. Last year's third-place finisher for $3.5 million, the Frenchman finished with 5,715,000 on Monday.
Play resumes at 11 a.m. today. Check back to PokerNews for continuing coverage of the Main Event and to follow all the live updates.
After three starting flights, Day 2 of the Little One for One Drop begins today. There were 2,517 entries on Day 1c, bring the total number of entries for the event to 4,732 to create a total prize pool of $2,265,300.
Just 549 players advanced after 10 levels of play yesterday to join the 446 players who survived Days 1a and 1b. Domyo Aqmelli (168,800) bagged the most on Day 1c, and indeed the most of all three starting flights.
Also doing well on Day 1c were Chang Yang Liu (158,000), Christopher Staats (157,800), and Ray Qartomy (145,800).
Other players making it through yesterday included Victor Ramdin (91,700), Jonathan Little (90,300), Georgios Karavokyris (66,100), Jeff Platt (63,300), Florian Duta (56,100), Toby Lewis (53,500), Upeshka De Silva (89,300), Justin Liberto (86,500), Gal Yifrach (52,900), Brandon Shack-Harris (65,500), Dutch Boyd (37,600), and David Pham (34,400).
The event resumes at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the action. Click here to follow along.
With two days in the books, only 21 players remain in the $3K PLO 6-max with Scott Bohlman leading with 1,574,000. Bohlman is hoping to become the summer's first double-bracelet winner after winning the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet event.
Also with big stacks at present are Blake Whittington (1,500,000), Romain Lewis (1,054,000), Evangelos Kokkalis (1,209,000), and James Chen (832,000).
Others remaining include Christopher Frank (386,000), Phil Galfond (274,000), Tommy Le (290,000), Robert Salaburu (154,000), Matt Stout (439,000), and Brock Parker (136,000).
Stay tuned here at PokerNews for all the big hands when play restarts at 2 p.m.
After the first day in this event, the UK's Benny Glaser bagged the chip lead with a stack of 106,200.
The tournament attracted 221 runners with only 69 remaining. That total created a prize pool of $663,000 with a top prize of $154,338 going to the winner.
Just behind Glaser are Nicholas Seiken (101,900) and Anh Van Nguyen (96,700).
Other notables advancing to Day 2 include Ronnie Bardah (96,500), Rep Porter (90,700), Ben Yu (69,200), Barry Greenstein (51,700), Adam Owen (46,600), Koray Aldemir (33,400), Bryce Yockey (14,400), and Mike Matusow (11,900).
Check back for PokerNews for all the live updates when play resumes at 2 p.m. Click here to follow along.
Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30-minute levels)
More no-limit hold'em returns to the Rio today and with a $5,000 price tag, this should make for a nice prize pool. Players begin with 25,000 chips with levels lasting only 30 minutes. Late registration is open through the first 12 levels in this two-day event.
Chris Brammer took down this event last year for $527,555. Play gets underway at 11 a.m., and PokerNews will be on hand with all the live updates.
Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Players must have a grasp of both of these popular forms of poker to compete in this event where the game will switch back and forth between NLHE and PLO every eight hands. They will begin with 7,500 chips with levels lasting 60 minutes and late registration available for eight levels.
Sebastian Langrock won this event in 2017 for $268,555. Stay with PokerNews for all the big hands once this one starts at 3 p.m.
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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