2024 WSOP Day 12: Greenstein Bags In Gladiator, Hellmuth In $3k LHE

Phil Hellmuth

Saturday, June 8 was Day 12 of the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe and Pairs Las Vegas and saw two more bracelet events wrapped up.

Brek Schutten, an ICU nurse, won Event #21: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed) for $1,405,641 after putting in an impressive performance against some of the top professionals in the game. Meanwhile, over in Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, Aaron "AJ" Cummings from Montana was also finding a win, in his case for $146,516.

Both Shutten and Cummings were first-time bracelet winners.

Elsewhere at the series, four other events were in play (including one new event) and the WSOP provided some clarity on on the recent controversy over how the late registration rules are being enforced.

Greenstein and Deeb Find A Bag On Day 1c Of Gladiators

Barry Greenstein
Barry Greenstein

Day 1c of Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em attracted another 5,669 players to the field. This puts the total entries at a whopping 13,778 entries with another flight of Day 1 action to come.

Giovanny Rodriguez Ocampo (3,010,000) led the Day 1c field at the close of play, but the Day 1b chip leader Dan Heimiller (3,875,000) remains in a commanding chip lead for the event overall.

Only 203 players found a bag on Day 1c. Among them were some big names. Barry Greenstein (525,000) and Shaun Deeb (365,000) both made it to Day 2. So did bracelet winner Pete Chen (835,000), Game of Gold star Olga Iermolcheva (830,000), and $25k fantasy player Arthur Morris (680,000).

Day 1c starts at 10 a.m. local time on June 9 with Day 2 following the next day at 11 a.m.

Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker Day 1c Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count Big Blinds
1Giovanny Rodriguez OcampoColumbia3,010,000
2Thomas OsmunUnited States2,780,000
3David GoniaUnited States2,520,000
4Mohammadreza SoltanyUnited States2,480,000
5Did Not Report-2,300,000
6Jordan JohnsonUnited States2,215,000
7Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom2,200,000
8Nikolai Dizon MollatUnited States2,150,000
9Kevin SickelsUnited States2,060,000
10Alexander DavydenkoUnited States2,025,000
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Darius Samual Still Chasing His Second Bracelet In The $1.5k Shootout

Darius Samual
Darius Samual

Darius Samual won his Day 2 shootout table in Event #23: $1,500 Shootout No Limit Hold'em. Samual has already made a name for himself this series after revealing that he spent half of his entire bankroll to his entry into the $25,000 Heads Up Championship. He took that event down.

Now, with a much smaller percentage of his roll on the line, Samual's looking to win his second bracelet. To do so he will have to beat the rest of the 16 Day 2 survivors including Vitor Dzivielevski, Jeremy Ausmus, Scott Ball, and Daniel Strelitz.

For most of the field, Day 2 of the event was a disappointment. Ninety percent of the remaining 160-player field was eliminated as the Day 1 survivors played another full-ring table down to a winner.

Everyone who was knocked out today received the same min-cash of $6,243. However, the survivors will return on Day 3 to a guaranteed cash of at least $15,027 and gradated prizes up to $305,849 for first.

Among the casualties of Day 2 were bracelet holders like Erick Lindgren, Boris Kolev, Ronnie Day, Safiya Umerova, Julien Sitbon, Espen Jorstad, David "the Dragon" Pham, and Dong Chen.

Day 3 will begin at 12 p.m. on June 9.

Event #23: $1,500 Shootout No Limit Hold'em Day 3 Remaining Payouts


Omaha-8 Championship Plays Down To Thirteen

Sean Troha
Sean Troha

Some big names are still holding on in Event #24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Thirteen players remain in the event including Sean Troha (325,000), Day 1 chip leader Sean Winter (495,000), Brad Ruben (565,000), and Yuri Dzivielevski (1,275,000).

However, at the top of the pack is Robert Tanita who now leads by a wide margin after the Day 2 action saw him grow his stack to 2,990,000. He is well ahead of Joao Simao (1,840,000) who had the second biggest stack at the close of today's action.

Late registration allowed 35 more players to enter the event on Day 2, bringing the total field up to 259 entries and the total prize pool up to $2,408,700. First place is now set at $536,713.

The game re-ups at 1 p.m. local time on June 9 and will go until there are five players left.

Event #24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Robert TanitaUnited States2,990,000100
2Joao SimaoBrazil1,840,00061
3Tyler BrownUnited States1,705,00057
4Luis VeladorMexico1,700,00057
5Sterling LopezUnited States1,695,00057
6Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil1,275,00043
7Joshua ThibodauxUnited States1,030,00034
8Jonathan CohenCanada855,00029
9Brad RubenUnited States565,00019
10Magnus EdengrenSweden545,00018

Hellmuth Among Three Main Event Champs Still In $3k LHE Event

Joe McKeehen
2015 Main Event Champion, Joe McKeehen

There are only 76 players left in Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed at the end of Day 1 and three of them are Main Event Champions. Phil Hellmuth (168,000), Joe McKeehen (121,000), and Koray Aldemir (154,000) are all running near the middle of the pack going into Day 2.

A total of 248 players entered the event, generating a prize pool of $662,160. Brian Tate leads the survivors with 327,000 in chips, but with two more days of play, the top prize of $148,635 could go to anyone.

The players who are still hunting for that prize include the defending champ, Jason Daly (265,000), who managed to bag the third biggest stack of the day. He is up against players like Robert Mizrachi (128,000), David ‘ODB’ Baker (193,000), Eric Wasserson (60,000), Matt Glantz (125,000), and Josh Arieh (67,000) in his pursuit of the gold.

Some of the bigger names to enter and then exit the event during Day 1 were Todd Witteles, Ren Lin, Joao Vieira, Ray Henson, Brian Rast, and Erik Seidel.

The event restarts at 1 p.m. local time on June 9 in the Horseshoe Event Center.

Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Bets
1Brian TateUnited States327,00041
2Alex KeatingUnited States306,00038
3Florian PesceFrance294,00037
4Jason DalyUnited States265,00033
5Daniel IdemaUnited States230,00029
6Jared BleznickUnited States226,00028
7Xavier KyablueUnited States218,00027
8Jorge UfanoUnited States214,00027
9John ElliotUnited States212,00027
10Al-Karim LalaniCanada206,00026

What to Expect on Day 13 of the 2024 WSOP

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The thirteenth day of the 2024 WSOP will be Sunday, June 9. It will see one bracelet awarded for the Event #23: $1,500 Shootout No Limit Hold'em, which switches over to freezeout play for the final sixteen players.

The Gladiator's Day 1d on June 9 is expected to be massive. Day 1c got more than 5,000 entries and Day 1d could exceed even that.

The two other in-progress events are rather smaller, but will see some of the biggest names hit the tables. Phil Hellmuth, Joe McKeehen, and Koray Aldemir are all still playing Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed. At the same time, Sean Winter, Brad Ruben, and Yuri Dzivielevski are in the final thirteen of Event #24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

Two new events will also be kicking off tomorrow. Event #26: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) starts at 12 p.m. and Event #27: $1,500 Big O starts at 2 p.m.

You can check out PokerNews' live coverage of these events and more right here.

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