WSOP Day 16: Michael Mizrachi Hunts For Fifth Bracelet With the Final Table Lead in the $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo
Table Of Contents
- Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon
- Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table Seat Draw
- Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table Payout
- Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
- Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 3 Seat Draw
- Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
- Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
- Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
- Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- History of the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
Day 16 will feature eight events including two new ones kicking off. The Seniors Event begins today and it's expected to attract a massive field of players aged 50 and above.
The biggest story to watch out for is whether Michael Mizrachi can parlay his chip lead in Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better into his fifth bracelet.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon
The Marathon keeps trucking along at a steady pace. Day 4 will kick off at 1 p.m. PDT with 52 players of the original field of 1,083 entrants battling it out for six more blind levels of 100 minutes each with blinds starting out at 5,000/10,000 and a big blind ante of 10,000.
Matt Russell enters today's action with a chip leading stack of 1,260,000. Closest on Russell's tail are Peter Hong (1,205,000), Johan Guilbert (1,204,000), Vladimir Alexandrov (1,107,000), Tuan Phan (1,041,000).
Four former WSOP winners are also still alive in the tournament: Preston Lee (796,000), Ryan Leng (686,000), Mohsin Charania (454,000), and Daniel Park (169,000).
Surviving players in today's action will need to continue with their stamina in this long tournament as a winner is not scheduled to be crowned until June 15 with the final six battling it out on a live stream at CBS All Access in Australia, Canada, and the United States, and at PokerGO in the rest of the world.
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 4 action at 1 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
The big question in this tournament is whether or not Michael Mizrachi will snag his fifth career WSOP bracelet in this event. Mizrachi not only entered yesterday's action in the chip lead but will do the same for today's six-max final table with a stack of 1,355,000.
Also competing for a bracelet are Michael Sopko (1,184,000), Robert Gray (1,028,000), Elias Hourani (425,000), Jose Paz-Gutierrez (300,000), and Jan Stein (204,000).
The final table will be streamed live at CBS All Access in Australia, Canada, and the United States and at PokerGO in the rest of the world starting at 1 p.m. PDT with PokerNews beginning its coverage at noon PDT.
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|1||Jan Stein||United States||204,000||3|
|2||Elias Hourani||United States||425,000||7|
|3||Michael Mizrachi||United States||1,355,000||23|
|5||Michael Sopko||United States||1,184,000||20|
|6||Robert Gray||United States||1,028,000||17|
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table Payout
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's final day of action at noon p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.
Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
After two days of play, the 2,479-entrant field in this event is down to the final six with the action set to resume today at noon PDT with blinds at 80,000/160,000 and a big blind ante of 160,000.
Stephen Song enters the final table with a commanding chip lead of 24,655,000 for nearly quadruple the chips his nearest competitor Sevak Mikaiel (6,395,000) will start the day with.
Four other players survived the day, headlined by WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante with a stack of 4,885,000 in chips. Also hunting for a bracelet in this event are Renato Kaneoya (4,875,000] who is coming off a deep run in the Millionaire Maker, Sevat Mikaiel (6,395,000), Scot Masters (5,315,000), and Dominic Coombe (3,505,000).
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's final day of action at noon PDT. Live updates can be found here.
Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Another nine players entered this event before the start of yesterday's Day 2 to grow the field from 163 to 172 entrants.
After seven 90-minute blind levels, Brian Hastings bagged a chip leading stack of 1,125,000 in the hunt for his fifth bracelet. Inches behind Hastings are Columbia's first bracelet winner Daniel Ospina and Italian poker sensation Dario Sammartino tied for second with 1,120,000 in chips.
There is a gap between this trio and the rest of the 20-total-strong field with two-time bracelet winner Greg Mueller and three-time bracelet winner Phil Galfond behind the group with 734,000 in chips.
The action today will continue at 3 p.m. PDT with 90-minute blind levels until the field is down to just six players. The final six will then be simultaneously live streamed by CBS All Access and PokerGO on June 14.
Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 3 Seat Draw
|Amazon||409||2||Greg Mueller||United States||734,000|
|Amazon||409||3||Matthew Gonzales||United States||551,000|
|Amazon||409||5||Jen Harman||United States||126,000|
|Amazon||409||6||Nick Guagenti||United States||537,000|
|Amazon||409||7||David Brookshire||United States||611,000|
|Amazon||410||4||Tom Koral||United States||425,000|
|Amazon||410||5||Phil Galfond||United States||734,000|
|Amazon||410||6||Marco Johnson||United States||631,000|
|Amazon||410||8||Craig Chait||United States||295,000|
|Amazon||411||1||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||369,000|
|Amazon||411||2||Mike Ross||United States||300,000|
|Amazon||411||3||Anthony Zinno||United States||390,000|
|Amazon||411||5||Justin Bonomo||United States||200,000|
|Amazon||411||6||Scott Clements||United States||343,000|
|Amazon||411||8||Brian Hastings||United States||1,125,000|
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 3 action at 2 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.
Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
This three-day event kicked off yesterday with a bang; 1,526 entrants generated a $1,374,300 prize pool. Just 307 players remain after ten blind levels yesterday with Stefan Ivanov entering today's penultimate day beginning at noon PST with a chip leading stack of 386,000.
Others bagging a stack above 300,000 and their eyes on the $236,673 top prize include Luis Zedan (374,000), Joseph Sabe (330,000), and Szymon Wysocki (306,500). Former bracelet winners near the top of the chip counts include Calen McNeil (207,500), two-time winner JC Tran (200,500), and David Halpern (194,000).
Today will feature ten more hour-long blind levels with blinds starting off at 8,000/16,000 at 2 p.m. PDT. The event is scheduled to award the bracelet tomorrow, June 14 at noon PDT, but could be extended to another day depending on the pace of play.
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 2 action at noon PDT. Live updates can be found here.
Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Yesterday's first day of this four-day event witnessed tons of action with the 754 entrant field dwindling down to 140 players. When all the dust was settled on the opening day, it was 2016 WSOP Main Event final tablist Griffin Benger bagging a healthy chip lead with an impressive stack of 427,500.
High roller Manig Loeser (245,000), Onur Unsal (258,000), and Michael Tureniec (230,000) are amongst the players to enter today's Day 2 with a healthy stack. Loeser already has three cashes this summer including a six-figure score after finishing in tenth place in Event #5: High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $122,551. Tureniec already has a bracelet and will try to add another one to his collection.
Other big names returning to action today include 2018 WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Tony Miles (208,000), six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (79,500), Anthony Spinella (97,500), Adrian Mateos (98,500), Ricky Guan (94,500) and Andre Akkari (60,500).
Today will play well past the money with the top 114 players each guaranteed at least a min-cash of $4,482. The winner will walk away with much more with a $414,766 top prize up for grabs.
Today's action resumes at 2 p.m. PDT with another ten hour-long blind levels starting with blinds at 1,000/2,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000.
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 2 action at 2 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
The Seniors event will bring some of the older players into the Rio that might have not been battling it out this WSOP. Players must be at least 50 years of age to enter this event.
Last year's event was absolutely massive with 5,919 competing for a share of the $5,327,100 prize pool. Matthew Davis found WSOP gold in 2018 and went home $662,983 richer for his efforts.
This year is expected to be equally exciting with four days of action planned starting at 10 a.m. PDT. Players will kick off the action with 20,000 in chips and play ten hour-long blind levels on Day 1. Those not finding early success can reenter up to one time until late registration closes after the conclusion of Level 8.
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 1 action at 10 a.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.
Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
This three-day event will bring out lowball players hunting for a WSOP bracelet. The tournament kicks off at 3 p.m. PDT with 10,000 in chips and will end after ten blind levels are in the books. Short 15-minute breaks are scheduled every two levels with no dinner break in the plans.
History of the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
|2014||348||$469,800||Todd Bui||United States||$124,510|
|2015||388||$523,800||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||$136,215|
|2017||326||$440,100||Brian Brubaker||United States||$109,967|
Since the event was changed from a $2,500 buy-in to $1,500 in 2014, it has consistently drawn between 326 and 388 entries. However, the field could be bigger this year as one reentry is permitted during the eight-level late-registration period.
Last year, taking this event down was Austrian Hanh Tran, who captured his first of two WSOP bracelets by besting a field of 356 entrants to claim a $117,282 top prize
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 1 action at 3 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.
In this Series
- 1 WSOP Day 1: 50th Annual WSOP Begins with Casino Employees Championship and $10K Super Turbo Bounty
- 2 WSOP Day 2: Daniel Negreanu Hunts Bracelet Number 7 at $10K Bounty Final Table
- 3 WSOP Day 3: WSOP's Own Isaac Hanson Leads Casino Employees FT, $50K Gets Underway
- 4 WSOP Day 4: Ali Imsirovic Leads the $50,000 High Roller
- 5 WSOP Day 5: Ben Heath Leads High Roller; John Esposito Leads Omaha Hi-Lo Final Table
- 6 WSOP Day 6: Gabe Patgorski Leads Modest $10K Short Deck Event
- 7 WSOP Day 7: Chance Kornuth Leads $10K Short Deck Final Seven
- 8 WSOP Day 8: Benny Glaser Leads Dealer's Choice Heading into Final Day
- 9 WSOP Day 9: Cunningham in the Hunt for Bracelet #6 in the BIG 50; Shorr Leads $5K NLHE
- 10 WSOP Day 10: Fashakin Leads Final 7 in BIG 50; Millionaire Maker Begins
- 11 WSOP Day 11: Four Bracelets to be Awarded Today; Lehr, Baron, and Katz in the Hunt
- 12 WSOP Day 12: Robert Mizrachi Hunting for Fifth Bracelet in $10K Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 13 WSOP Day 13: Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno Lead $1,500 Stud Final Table
- 14 WSOP Day 14: Jean-Robert Bellande Leads the Final Seven in the $10K 2-7 Championship
- 15 WSOP Day 15: Kazuki Ikeuchi Leads Final Six in the Millionaire Maker
- 16 WSOP Day 16: Michael Mizrachi Hunts For Fifth Bracelet With the Final Table Lead in the $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo
- 17 WSOP Day 17: Can Dario Sammartino Parlay a Massive Lead Into His First Bracelet?
- 18 WSOP Day 18: Hanh Tran and Benny Glaser Aim for Repeat Bracelets in the $1,500 2-7 TD
- 19 WSOP Day 19: Will Adam Friedman Win Back-to-Back Championships in the $10K Dealers Choice?
- 20 WSOP Day 20: Deeb Leads $10K Dealer's Choice Final Five; Bonomo at Shootout Final Table
- 21 WSOP Day 21: Scott Seiver Leads the $10K Stud Championship
- 22 WSOP Day 22: Can Daniel Negreanu Win His 7th Bracelet in the $10K Stud Championship?
- 23 WSOP Day 23: Will Rainer Kempe Win His First Bracelet?
- 24 WSOP Day 24: Tsang Leads Record-Breaking $25K PLO; Monster Stack Kicks Off
- 25 WSOP Day 25: Chidwick in Prime Position for His First Bracelet in the $25K PLO High Roller
- 26 WSOP Day 26: Ben Lamb Bags Big in $10K Pot Limit Omaha Championship
- 27 WSOP Day 27: Alaei Leads $10K PLO Championship; $50K Poker Players Championship Begins
- 28 WSOP Day 28: Jennifer Tilly Looking for Bracelet #2 in $1,500 Razz
- 29 WSOP Day 29: Benjamin Ector Leads the Final Six in the Monster Stack
- 30 WSOP Day 30: Akkari Leads $10,000 Razz, Givens Looking for Second Bracelet in $600 Deepstack
- 31 WSOP Day 31: Seidel Hunting For Ninth Bracelet at $1,500 PLO8 Final Table
- 32 WSOP Day 32: Seiver Leads Heads-up in the $10,000 Razz Championship
- 33 WSOP Day 33: Can Yueqi Zhu Win Back-to-Back Bracelets in the $1,500 Omaha Mix?
- 34 WSOP Day 34: Nick Schulman Leads the Final Seven in the $10K PLO8 Championship
- 35 WSOP Day 35: 888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba Bags Big in the Crazy Eights
- 36 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Begins; Saliba Makes Final Day of Crazy Eights
- 37 WSOP Day 37: Day 1b of Main Event Begins; Vieira Leads Final Six of $5k 6-Max
- 38 WSOP Day 38: Day 1c of the Main Event Begins; Carroll Leads SALUTE TO WARRIORS
- 39 WSOP Day 39: Campanello Leads Main Event; Little One for One Drop Begins
- 40 WSOP Day 40: November Niner Cannuli Among Day 2c Big Stacks in the Main Event
- 41 WSOP Day 41: $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller Begins
- 42 WSOP Day 42: Stefan Ivanov Leads the Little One for One Drop; Main Event and Final Fifty Resume
- 43 WSOP Day 43: Shaun Deeb Leads Little One for One Drop
- 44 WSOP Day 44: Dentale Leads Little One for One Drop; Nemeth Leads $3K NLHE
- 45 WSOP Day 45: Tommy Nguyen Leads Final Eight in the Bracelet Winners Only Event
- 46 WSOP Day 46: Ayaz Mahmood Hunting For His Second Bracelet
- 47 WSOP Day 47: Shaun Deeb Bags Big in the Closer; Main Event Final Table Begins
- 48 WSOP Day 48: Brian Hastings Hunting for Back-to-Back Titles in the $3K H.O.R.S.E.
- 49 WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Aiming for 16th Bracelet in $5,000 Event