WSOP Day 43: Big Names Left in $5K NLHE, Cada Advances in Main Event
While the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT has now reached the final 26 players, no less than six other tournaments will also be in action in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino today.
In Event #68: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em, Justin Liberto leads the final 125 players. Several big names also return in Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, including Chance Kornuth, Liv Boeree, Matt Glantz, Phil Hellmuth, and Antoine Saout.
The Main Event meanwhile moves on to Day 7, with Aram Zobian returning as chip leader and 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada continuing his amazing quest for a second title. Sylvain Loosli, who finished fourth in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, is also still part of the field and seeking a second trip to a Main Event final table.
After six days of play, only 26 remain from the 7,874 who began as players get closer and closer to the final table, all still with dreams of winning the $8.8 million first-place prize and gold bracelet valued at more than $500,000.
Leading the pack is Aram Zobian with 41,585,000, followed by Artem Metalidi (30,845,000), Antoine Labat (28,445,000), Michael Dyer (26,515,000), and Alex Lynskey (22,045,000).
Others remaining include Yueqi Zhu (19,245,000), Martijn Gerrits (17,790,000), two-time WSOP bracelet winner Eric Froehlich (15,285,000), 2016 WSOP Main Event 11th-place finisher John Cynn (14,750,000), Frederik Jensen (12,100,000), Sylvain Loosli (11,635,000), Joe Cada (8,850,000), and Ivan Luca (8,820,000).
Day 7 gets going at 12 noon, with the plan to play down from 26 to the final nine. Stay with PokerNews for continuous coverage of the Main Event and to follow all the live updates.
After the completion of Day 2 in the Little One for One Drop, Justin Liberto returns as chip leader with 1,399,000.
Only 125 advanced to Day 3 from the 4,732-entry field that built a total prize pool of $4,258,800. The winner will earn the bracelet and a $559,332 first-place prize.
Following Liberto currently are Aditya Sushant (1,341,000), Alexandru Papazian (1,059,000), Ray Qartomy (1,042,000), and Brian England (1,025,000).
Other players remaining include Jeff Gross (788,000), 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche (710,000), Kyle Keranen (551,000), Juan Vecino (424,000), Mike Shin (397,000), Jeff Platt (333,000), Benjamin Moon (282,000), Dietrich Fast (221,000), and Dutch Boyd (146,000).
The event resumes at 2 p.m. and the PokerNews live reporting team will be there. Click here to follow along.
With Day 2 wrapped up in this one, Juha Helppi and Yaser Al-Keliddar shared the chip lead with only eight players remaining. Both return with a stack of 927,000.
Following those two are Mike Schneider (316,000), Justin Thurlow (300,000), Barry Greenstein (271,000), Andrew Yip (234,000), Won Lee (191,000), and Joao Vieira (149,000).
The remaining eight players are all guaranteed $14,871 with the champion scheduled to win $154,338.
PokerNews will be there as the final two tables get underway at 2 p.m. Click here to follow along.
This turbo-styled hold'em event attracted 452 entries from which only 39 players will return for today's second and final day of play. All those entries created a total prize pool of $2,101,800.
Jonathan Abdellatif returns as chip leader with 754,000.
Following Abdellatif in the counts are Markus Gonsalves (722,000), Chance Kornuth (622,000), Paul Hoefer (579,000), and Liv Boeree (534,000).
Others remaining include Steven Wolansky (498,000), Matt Glantz (473,000), Phil Hellmuth (468,000), and Antoine Saout (410,000).
Everyone left is guaranteed at least $9,747, with $485,082 going to the winner.
Play resumes at 12 noon. Check back to PokerNews for all the live updates until a champion is crowned.
After registration closed in this mixed NLHE/PLO event, there were 707 total entries for a prize pool of $954,450 and the winner earning a top prize of $197,461.
Just 123 players advanced to Day 2. Leading the field is Jordan Polk, who bagged 148,500.
Polk is followed in the counts by Peter Eichhardt (127,800), Ryan Leng (116,300), Jon Turner (98,100), and Terrence Schehen (90,700).
Other notables moving on to Day 2 include Ryan Bambrick (62,100), Christina McAlpin (54,400), Joe Hachem (41,000), Michael Mizrachi (30,000), Daniel Negreanu (22,800), Eric Baldwin (19,900), Brian Hastings (17,700), Justin Liberto (47,500), and Rainer Kempe (25,300).
The event resumes at 2 p.m. and PokerNews has you covered with all the live updates.
Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
The double-stacking fun returns to the Rio on Wednesday at a bargain price in this new two-day event. Players receive 10,000 starting chips and will play 30-minute levels, with late registration available through the first eight levels
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and PokerNews will be there with live updates, chip counts, photos, and more.
Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
Also starting today is another three-day "big blind ante" event, another new one on the WSOP schedule. Players begin with 50,000 chips in this one with levels running 60 minutes and late registration open until the start of Day 2.
PokerNews will be on hand for this one, too, when play starts at 3 p.m. Check back for all the live updates.
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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