2024 WSOP Day 10: Three Bracelets Awarded; Superstars Out in Force

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June 6 was the tenth day of the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Horseshoe and Pairs Las Vegas, and it may just be our favorite day of the series so far. By the time the last WSOP staff member turned out the lights, three players had won bracelets, and a whole host of poker superstars had bagged up chips in their respective events.

Day 10 kicked off with Robert Mizrachi becoming the champion of Event #13: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship after the tournament required an additional day's play. Day 3 ended with Robert Mizrachi, Michael Martinelli, and Ryutaro Suzuki in contention for the title, but they agreed to return for an unscheduled Day 4 as the time rapidly approached 1:00 a.m.

The trio returned on June 6, and less than an hour later, Mizrachi had all the chips in play in his stack, meaning he had captured his fifth bracelet and the $333,045 top prize.

The bracelet and $265,361 top prize from Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better belongs to Caleb Furth after he played his way to glory in Las Vegas. Fourteen players returned for the final day, and Furth outlasted them all to collect his maiden bracelet.

Event #17: $800 No-Limit Hold'em DeepStack may have seen 4,732 players buy in on Day 1, but all but one of them was eliminated over the course of two days of poker. The only player left standing was TJ Murphy, who took home $368,977 and the shiny gold bracelet.

Eddie Ochana Leads the Final Seven in the $5,000 8-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Eddie Ochana
Eddie Ochana

Eddie Ochana is the man to catch as Event #16: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em heads into its final day with only seven players remaining. Ochana holds a substantial lead over the chasing pack, one of 29 big blinds, but victory is far from guaranteed.

Alexander Queen and Brent Hart are Ochana's nearest rivals with 42 and 41 big blinds, respectively. The rest of the field have between eight and 15 big blinds, meaning they are short but still only a double away from being right back in the thick of the action. Daniyal Gheba, Kartik Ved, Shant Marashlian, and Taylor Black are the players with those shorter stacks.

PokerGO is streaming the final day of this event, meaning PokerNews' coverage resumes at 4:00 p.m. local time on June 7. We will see you there.

Event #16: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Final Day Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Kartik VedIndia2,610,00013
2Eddie OchanaUnited States14,135,00071
3Shant MarashlianUnited States2,665,00013
4Alexander QueenUnited States8,865,00044
5Brent HartUnited States8,345,00042
6Daniyal GhebaUnited States2,900,00015
7Taylor BlackUnited States1,635,0008
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$1,500 PLO Event Inches Closer to Crowning its Winner

Grzegorz Derkowski
Grzegorz Derkowski

Event #18: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha started Day 2 with 162 players in their seats, but only ten of those returnees remain in contention for this event's bracelet and its $294,311 top prize.

Grzegorz Derkowski of Poland is the player sat proudly atop the overnight chip counts with a colossal stack worth 161 big blinds at the restart. PLO extraordinaire Dylan Weisman has 100 big blinds in his stack, and will fancy his chances of claiming a second career bracelet.

Weisman is a $25K Fantasy Draft pick, so going deep in this event will please his team no end. Chino Rheem and short-stack Daniel Zack were also drafted, and have earned previous points for their respective teams.

Steve Zolotow finds himself in the middle of the pack. The 79-year-old rolled back the years in his quest to bank his third bracelet. Zolotow won his first bracelet in 1995, when some of the players at this final table were not born. His second bracelet came in 2001; can he claim number three 23 years later?

The ten finalists return to the action from 12:00 p.m. local time on June 7 and will play to a winner.

Event #18: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Grzegorz DerkowskiPoland9,680,000
2Dylan WeismanUnited States5,970,000
3Andreas ZampasUnited States4,000,000
4Chino RheemUnited States3,655,000
5Abdul AlmagablehUnited States3,025,000
6Steve ZolotowUnited States2,940,000
7John ZableUnited States2,760,000
8Jhojan RiveraUnited States2,440,000
9Leslie RoussellUnited States1,625,000
10Daniel ZackUnited States675,000

Only 14 Remain in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson

Fixed limit events may not have the frequent shoves that excite the crowd, but it's difficult not to get excited when a big buy-in limit event nears its final table, especially when some of poker's greats are vying for a spot at it.

https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2024-wsop/event-19-10000-limit-hold-em-championship/ has whittled its field to only 14 hopefuls. Marco Johnson, a two-time WSOP bracelet winner and a $25K Fantasy Draft selection, leads the remaining players into the final day. Johnson crammed 1,110,000 chips into his overnight bag, the only player with seven figures worth of betting tokens at his disposal.

He may hold the chip lead right now, but Johnson still has it all to do on Day 3, thanks to some elite-level grinders chasing him down. Anthony MarsiAnthony Marsicoco is second in chips, while the likes of Maxx Coleman, Juha Helppi, Renan Bruschi, Chad Eveslage, and Ronnie Bardah return in the top ten.

Even those outside the top ten, Andrew Kelsall, Dan Shak, Nick Schulman, and John Racener, all of whom are $25K Fantasy Draft selections, cannot be written off.

Everything points to a thrilling finale, which you can follow right here at PokerNews from 1:00 p.m. local time on June 7.

Event #19: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Bets
1Marco JohnsonUnited States1,110,00028
2Anthony MarsicoUnited States985,00025
3Justin KusumowidagdoUnited States880,00022
4Shyamsundar ChallaUnited States760,00019
5Maxx ColemanUnited States630,00016
6Chad EveslageUnited States619,00015
7Louis HillmanUnited States575,00014
8Juha HelppiFinland525,00013
9Renan BruschiBrazil430,00011
10Ronnie BardahUnited States405,00010

3,792 Players Wanted to Become a Gladiator of Poker

DJ Buckley
DJ Buckley

Many players would start playing high-stakes poker tournaments if they suddenly became a millionaire. Not DJ Buckley, though. Buckley just loves the poker grind, so decided to enter Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em a few days after pulling out a $1 million mystery bounty in the $1,000 Mystery Millions event. You've got to doff your cap to his dedication. Buckley finished the night with 1,230,000 chips, enough for 25th place from the 124 surviving players.

While you are taking your hats off, give a nod to Caleb Levesque, the Day 1a chip leader. He turned his 30,000 starting stack into 3,145,000 before the curtain came down on the opening flight's proceedings.

Day 1b commences at 10:00 a.m. local time on June 7, and should see an even larger crowd than the 3,792 players who turned out for Day 1a.

Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChips
1Caleb LevesqueUnited States3,145,000
2Rami HammoudCanada2,760,000
3Leo PinamontiUnited States2,440,000
4Christophe GoemanUnited States2,250,000
5Waqas SeyalUnited States2,240,000
6Stephen HinckesmanSouth Africa2,140,000
7Dong JiUnited States2,105,000
8Tyler BarnesUnited States2,070,000
9Richard CollinsUnited States2,040,000
10Dustin EthridgeUnited States1,990,000

Who Came Out on Top in the $25K NLHE 6-Max High Roller?

Brandon Wilson
Brandon Wilson

One of the most eagerly anticipated tournaments of the 2024 WSOP, Event #21: $25,000 High Roller Six-handed No-Limit Hold'em lived up to expectations, with 216 players buying in on Day 1. As you would expect, the field was stacked with bracelet winners and $25K Fantasy Draft picks. However, only 76 of those starters progressed to Day 2.

Brandon Wilson bagged up 1,388,000 chips at the end of the eighth level, the equivalent of 174 big blinds. Michael Jozoff, Artur Martirosian, Paul Jager, Rainer Kempe, and Brek Schutten also bagged up more than 100 big blinds at the close of play.

Justin Saliba finds himself in the top ten of the overnight chip counts after he scored a huge double when his kings held against Chris Hunichen's pocket tens.

Others safely through to Day 2 include Justin Bonomo, Sergio Aido, Nick Petrangelo, David Coleman, Joseph Cheong, Chance Kornuth, and the legendary figures of Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu.

Late registration remains open until the end of the first level on Day 2, so expect the total attendance and the $5,076,000 prize pool to swell. Day 2 shuffles up and deals at 12:00 p.m. local time on June 7, and PokerNews will be on hand to being you all of the action, as it happens.

Event #21: $25,000 High Roller Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Brandon WilsonUnited States1,388,000174
2Michael JozoffUnited States1,127,000141
3Artur MartirosianRussia988,000124
4Paul JagerUnited States934,000117
5Rainer KempeGermany858,000107
6Brek SchuttenUnited States813,000102
7Michael RoccoUnited States790,00099
8Chongxian YangUnited States769,00096
9Justin SalibaUnited States767,00096
10Kevin RabichowUnited States724,00091

First Draw Poker Event Attracts 574 Players; Benny Glaser Bags Big

Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

Deuce-to-Seven Triple draw is one of the more popular non-hold'em variants, and that showed in Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, with 574 entrants on Day 1. Those players created $766,290 prize pool and a $146,516 top prize.

Bradley Maltz bagged up 385,000 chips on Day 1, enough to top the chip counts by some distance. However, with such stars as Carol Fuchs, Nathan Gamble, Benny Glaser, Tom Franklin, and Lawrence Brandt also finishing in the top ten, Maltz will have to be on his A-Game if he wants to survive Day 2.

Only 157 of the starters navigated their way to Day 2, including more than a dozen players selected in the $25K Fantasy Draft. They include Alex Livingston, Brian Yoon, David "OBD" Baker, and Adam Friedman.

Day 2 kicks off at 1:00 p.m. local time on June 7, with the plan to play ten 60-minute levels. The money bubble will burst on Day 2, with the top 87 finishers receiving at least $3,000.

Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChips
1Bradley MaltzUnited States385,000
2Jacob HamedUnited States270,000
3Tana KarnchanakphanUnited States219,500
4Carol FuchsUnited States218,500
5Nathan GambleUnited States202,000
6Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom201,500
7Tom FranklinUnited States186,000
8Stephan NussrallahUnited States185,500
9Lawrence BrandtUnited States184,500
10Nicolas FountotosUnited States173,500

What to Expect on Day 11 of the 2024 WSOP

Cards, Chips, Branding. BRoll

The 2024 WSOP is showing no signs of slowing down; it is speeding up, if anything. Day 11 of the series, taking place on June 7, should see another three bracelets awarded, and two fresh events kick off.

Event #16: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em is down to its final seven, and will play to a conclusion today. Similarly, Event #18: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha and Event #19: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship will also crown their worthy winners.

You also have Day 1b of Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker No Limit Hold'em to look forward to. However, PokerNews' traditional coverage of this event starts on Day 2 on June 10.

The highlight of Day 11 has to be Day 2 of Event #21: $25,000 High Roller Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em, although non-hold'em fans will be itching to see how the second day of Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw goes down.

At 12:00 p.m. local time, Flight A of Event #23: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout shuffles up and deals, with Flight B scheduled for 7:00 p.m. local time. The shootout is unique in that players square off in what are essentially single table tournaments, with the winner of each table progressing to the next round. It's an exciting format that favors sit & go specialists.

Event #24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship begins at 2:00 p.m. local time. Australian Hassan Kamel came out on top last year, navigating through 276 opponents and collecting $598,613.

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