Daniel Negreanu leads the final six in the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship. Rulah Divine, Alexandru Papazian, Sebastian Langrock and Shai Zurr each win bracelets. Check out these stories and more in the Thursday Hit and Run.
– Alexandru Papazian was victorious in the $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed (Event #60) to win his first WSOP bracelet and become the all-time money leader from Romania. Kilian Kramer came up second in the heads-up match to win $463,888.
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– Rulah Divine is the winner of Event #63, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em for his first bracelet and $262k in prize money. Divine outlasted a field of 1,750, including 20 from the final day. POY contenders Ryan Hughes and John Monnette finished 5th and 6th respectively in the tournament.
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-On Day 3, Sebastian Langrock came out on top of Event #64, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix on Wednesday night for his first WSOP bracelet and a $268,555 first place prize. Ryan Laplante came in second to win $165,983.
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– Shai Zurr became the second player from Israel to win a WSOP bracelet this summer when he won Event #65, the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels). To win his first bracelet, Zurr had to outlast 1,413 players over 2 days. Zurr took home $223,241 for his first place prize while Ognjen Sekularac came in second to win $137,909
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– Daniel Negreanu is the chip leader of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship Final with only six players remaining. Negreanu, who is battling for his 7th bracelet and has 5.93 million in chips is followed by Isaac Haxon (5.205 million), Elior Sion (4.75 million), Johnannes Becker (4.56 million), Ivo Donev (2.99) and Paul Volpe (1.57 million). The action will resume at 2 PM PT with a $1,395,767 first place prize awarded to the winner.
– Event #66, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament enters Day 2 with 308 of the 1,956 entries remaining. Tommy Tran holds the chip lead with 187,100 followed by Akin Tuna with 178,300. Cards are dealt beginning at 12 PM PT with Ben Yu, Dutch Boyd, John Racener and Brian Hastings among the notables who are still in the mix.
– The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller event finished Day 1 with 103 of 187 players remaining. Iraj Parvizi holds the chip lead with Anthony Zinno, JC Tran, David Williams and Brian Rast still alive.
New and Upcoming Excitement
– Event #68, the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em began at 11 AM PT. Andrew Lichtenberger won $569k to take down the bracelet in this event last year. At least 454 players have entered this event thus far as of early afternoon.
– The other new event of the day is the $1,500 Razz (Event #69), which begins at 3 PM PT. Rep Porter won his third bracelet in this event last year.
For Your Streaming Enjoyment
– PokerGo is taking a(nother) break from its live poker broadcasts until this Saturday when it broadcasts Day 1A of the WSOP Main Event. Until that time, you can watch the $10k Pot Limit Omaha Championship and other events. The viewing schedule for the Main Event has been released, with action available to watch through PokerGo and ESPN/ESPN2.
WSOP Quick Hitters
– Excellent news for PKR players. PokerStars will be matching account balances of 60,000 PKR players in a no-strings attached bailout. PKR players will be contacted by PokerStars for instructions on how to claim their PKR funds. The funds will be transferred to players’ PokerStars accounts. Players without a PokerStars account will simply need to open up a new account.
– Ryan Hughes has taken over the lead in the WSOP Player of the Year standings with 758.74 points, who is currently edging John Racener’s 729.92. Rounding out the top five are John Monnette (697.75), Chris Ferguson (693.42) and Raymond Henson (666.72).
– It’s not just the World Series of Poker that’s happening in Las Vegas. The $500 buy-in WPT500 attracted 3,541 players with Jon Borenstein outlasting the field for a $230k prize. Borenstein entered the tournament after busting out early in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em at the WSOP.
– The fate of Pennsylvania online gambling in 2017 is likely to be decided in the next few days. The state hopes to put together a comprehensive gaming package that will assist the state in funding the budget for 2017-2018.
– Grinderschool poker training video of the day is a continued look at the “motivation and mental” aspect of poker. This episode 2 in a 2 part series.
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