This is a big weekend for the WSOP.
So far, the energy has been fairly dead in the Rio. That picked up a little bit yesterday as Daniel Negreanu went for bracelet number five and a number of well-known pros were making runs in events. With the $1,500 NLH event today–we’ll see if the numbers begin to up-tick, and the WSOP starts feeling like the WSOP again.
:: Event #5 ($1,500 PLH) – The highlight event of the day showcased Daniel Negreanu going for bracelet #5. He started play stacked sixth out of nine. With five remaining, Negreanu got his stack all-in with A-Q vs A-J, but got rivered and was eliminated, earning $41,683. The event was won by Nick Jivkov, who earns his first bracelet and $189,818. Get full results here.
:: Event #6 ($5,000 NLH Mixed Max) – The starting field of 409 is down to 31. Warwick Mirzikinian ended play as big stack with 467,500. He’s followed by Fabrizio Baldassari with 461,000. John Hennigan (362,500), Joseph Cheong (307,500), Marvin Rettenmaier (266,000), and Brian Rast (230,500) also remain. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #7 ($1,500 Seven Card Stud) – The field of 367 is down to its final table. David Williams is the chip leader with 493,500. He’s followed by Andy Bloch (296,500) and Barry Greenstein (254,000). Caroline Hermesh, a woman, makes it yet another final table with a woman going for a bracelet. She starts play stacked seventh overall with 61,500. Get full chip counts here.
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