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Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha

Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Champion Will be Crowned Today

Motoyoshi Okamura

The final day of the Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha gets underway at 2 p.m. local time.

Yesterday's Day 2 saw 126 players return to the felt and after 10 levels of play, only eight remained. Rafael Mota goes into the day as chip leader and leads the pack by a large margin with 7,515,000 chips.

GGPoker qualifier Motoyoshi Okamura bagged the second highest stack with a total of 3,835,000 chips whilst Nick Yunis is not far behind his 3,190,000 chip stack. Okamura isn't the only GGPoker qualifier remaining, Leonid Yanovski bagged 2,070,000 with both qualifiers looking to capture their first WSOP gold bracelet.

Final Table Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4141Nick YunisChile3,190,00053
Amazon4142Leonid YanovskiIsreal2,070,00034
Amazon4143Marc LangeGermany535,0009
Amazon4144Rafael MotaBrazil7,515,000125
Amazon4145Tim GrauAustria360,0006
Amazon4146Jordan SpurlinUnited States1,740,00029
Amazon4147Mike TakayamaPhilippines1,900,00032
Amazon4148Motoyoshi OkamuraJapan3,835,00064

The final eight players will return today at 2 p.m. local time to the Amazon Gold section at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to play down to a winner. The event resumes on Level 26 where blinds are 30,000/60,000/60,000.

All eight players have secured $20,737, but of course, all eyes will be on the $209,716 first-place prize that the eventual champion will be taking home as well as the much sought after WSOP bracelet.

Final Table Payouts


Stay tuned here as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all of the action as the day unfolds.

Tags: Jordan SpurlinLeonid YanovskiMarc LangeMike TakayamaMotoyoshi OkamuraNick YunisRafael MotaTim Grau