WSOP Day 24: Tsang Leads Record-Breaking $25K PLO; Monster Stack Kicks Off
Table Of Contents
- Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
- Seat Draw Day 3 Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
- Event #45: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
- Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
- Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #49: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
- Event #50: Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
The Rio Convention Center is about to get very busy once again on Day 24 of the World Series of Poker as the Monster Stack, which attracted 6,260 entrants last year, is amongst the two events to kick off.
The $1,500 Bounty event is the only tournament scheduled to award a bracelet today with 23 players remaining. Damjan Radanov enters today in the lead, closely followed by two-time bracelet winner Asi Moshe.
Meanwhile, the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship enters its third of four days with Anson Tsang (lead photo) in the lead.
The Ladies Event is another event to keep your eyes on as it attracted a big field of 968 entrants with Katie Lindsay, 888poker Ambassador Ana Marquez, and Women's poker advocate Daiva Byrne all bagging big stacks into Day 2.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
It took just two days of play for the field of 1,807 unique players to be down to a final day field of 23 in this event which awards players a $500 bounty for each elimination.
Damjan Radanov enters today's action at noon with blinds at 20,000/40,000 with a big blind ante of 40,000 in the chip lead with 4,625,000 in chips.
The bigger story could be whether Asi Moshe can add a third bracelet to his collection as he is just behind Radanov with 4,530,000 in chips.
Behind this duo is Timothy Stephens (3,220,000), followed by (retired) triple crown winner Harrison Gimbel (2,985,000) and Andrew Hills (2,580,000).
Seat Draw Day 3 Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||412||1||Joshua Gottesman||United States||1,510,000||38|
|Amazon||412||4||Patrick Truong||United States||2,505,000||63|
|Amazon||412||5||Scott Bain||United States||1,765,000||44|
|Amazon||412||7||Cooper Andrew||United States||890,000||22|
|Amazon||420||1||Matthew Volosevich||United States||775,000||19|
|Amazon||420||2||Corbin White||United States||1,730,000||43|
|Amazon||420||3||Andrew Hills||United Kingdom||2,580,000||65|
|Amazon||420||8||David Thomas||United States||980,000||25|
|Amazon||428||1||Zhipeng Fang||United States||520,000||13|
|Amazon||428||2||Jason Tang||United States||660,000||17|
|Amazon||428||3||Zachary Glicken||United States||920,000||23|
|Amazon||428||4||Harrison Gimbel||United States||2,985,000||75|
|Amazon||428||5||Damjan Radanov||United States||4,625,000||116|
|Amazon||428||6||Timothy Stephens||United States||3,220,000||81|
The players are guaranteed $7,900 at this stage. Making the final table of nine nets a minimum of $20,115, the winner takes home $253,933.
A new attendance record in this event was set after late registration closed early on yesterday's Day 2 with a total of 278 entrants creating a $6,602,500 prize pool. This crushes last year's record of 230 and a $5,462,500 prize pool when 2018 WSOP player of the year Shaun Deeb won the event for the third of his four bracelets and the $1,402,683 first-place prize.
The field is down to just 39 players for today's penultimate day starting at 2 p.m. local time. Players will compete in 90-minute blind levels starting at 15,000/30,000 until there are just six players remaining.
While Deeb will be unable to add a bracelet in this event after hitting the rail on Day 2, there are plenty of other big names still in contention as could be expected in an event with a $25,000 buy-in.
Anson Tsang leads the pack in the hunt for his second bracelet entering today's action with 4,775,000 in chips. His lead was so large at one point that prop bets were being made on him not making the final table with more than forty players remaining.
Tsang doesn't have a lock on a final table appearance for a chance at the $1,618,417 top prize with many experienced players on his tail. James Chen is the closest behind him with 4,140,000 in chips. While Chen may not have a bracelet yet to his name, he does have nearly $2.8 million in live tournament earnings.
Also entering the penultimate day with big stacks are bracelet winner Alex Epstein (2,450,000), Firas Sadou (2,430,000), and four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi (2,245,000). Other multiple bracelet winners seeking to add another are eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel (1,535,000), and three-time bracelet winners Paul Volpe (905,000) and Justin Bonomo (815,000).
The 39 remaining players are guaranteed $37,365. Making the final table of eight rewards $150,483.
For the first time ever, no men entered the Ladies Championship. The tournament attracted a huge turnout of 968 entrants to generate a $871,200 prize pool with the winner walking away with a bracelet and a $167,308 top prize. This crushed last year's turnout of 696 entrants when Jessica Dawley won the event for $130,230.
While Dawley didn't make it through the Day 1 field, last year's runner-up Jill Pike was among the 261 players to find a bag to today's action starting a noon PDT.
Jennifer Lopez (251,900) (not to be confused with the American actress, singer, dancer, and producer also known as "J.Lo.") enters today's action with the chip lead. She's closely followed by Katie Lindsey (245,600) and Diane Cooley (229,100).
Women's poker ambassador Daiva Byrne, who runs the popular Fantastic Ladies in Poker (FLIP) Facebook group, is also in good shape entering the second day with 169,000 in chips.
Other notable players advancing to Day 2 include 888poker's Ana Marquez (146,000), Allyn Shulman (128,400), Kathy Liebert (80,700), Maria Lampropulos (70,400), Kelly Minkin (56,400), Gaelle Baumann (53,700), and Kristy Arnett (42,900).
This four-day event attracted 996 players to create a $2,241,000 prize pool. This was one of the few events not to surpass last year's turnout when Timur Margolin finished on top of a field of 1,248 players to win his first bracelet and the $507,724 top prize.
An even 200 players will return for today's Day 2 at 1 p.m. PDT in hopes to position themselves for the final two days where they will compete for a bracelet and a $427,399 top prize.
Baitai Li enters Day 2 with a sizeable chip lead after filling up his bag yesterday with 354,800 in chips. Li's closest opponents are two-time bracelet winners Barny Boatman (263,100) and Mark Radoja (248,000), followed by Antal Mezei (246,400) and Sebastian Percysmith (245,000).
Today will feature ten blind levels of an hour each starting at 800/1,600 and a big blind ante of 1,600.
This tournament has thus far attracted 96 entrants - 13 shy of last year's field of 109 when Nicholas Seiken won the event for $287,987. The final field size and the total prize pool will not be released until later today with late registration remaining open until cards are in the air for today's Day at 2 p.m. PDT.
Exactly one-third of the opening field will join those that late register with 32 players bagging chips on Day 1. Former WSOP bracelet winner Johannes Becker bagged a solid chip lead and will bring 526,500 in chips into Day 2. Also bagging top five stacks were three-time bracelet winner Benny Glaser (396,500), Luke Schwartz (321,500), Mark Gregorich (275,000), and bracelet winner Daniel Ospina (258,500).
Among the many other big names who survived Day 1 are bracelet winners Rep Porter (216,500), Calvin Anderson (208,000), Brian Hastings (191,000), Hanh Tran (172,000), $1,500 2-7 champion Robert Campbell (161,000), Marco Johnson (157,500), Brian Yoon (152,000), David "ODB" Baker (132,500), Mike Matusow (97,000), David Bach (66,000), and Jeremy Ausmus (20,000).
The Rio is about to be full again, thanks to the first of two opening days in this popular event kicking off today at 10 a.m. Last year, this event attracted a massive field of 6,260 entrants when Tommy Nguyen won the bracelet and the $1,037,451 top prize.
Both of the opening flights will feature 11 blind levels of an hour each. Players start with a "monster stack" of 50,000 with an opening blind level of 100/100. Late registration is open during each opening flight until the conclusion of Level 10. Unlike some of the other multiple opening flight events, this event does not allow reentries.
Players bagging chips during each of the opening flights will combine into a single field on June 23 before battling it out until a winner is scheduled to be crowned on June 26.
This event will bring out the split-pot enthusiasts as the game will switch throughout the tournament between limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
This event attracted 402 entrants last year with David Brookshire coming out on top for his first bracelet and the $214,291 top prize.
Today kicks off at 3 p.m. PDT with players starting with 15,000 in chips and bagging after ten blind levels of an hour each. Blinds start at 100/200 with limits at 200/400 and a 300 big blind ante when Stud 8 is in play.
Surviving players will compete for two more days until someone claims the coveted WSOP bracelet.
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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