Kid Poker is within striking distance of winning his seventh-career bracelet. Daniel Negreanu currently has 6 WSOP bracelets with numerous proposition wagers on whether he will win one or more this summer at the 2017 WSOP. Negreanu made the final table of Event #9 $10,000 Omaha8 Championship. However, with three remaining, the final table surpassed the allotted time amount. The event should have stopped, but the TD allowed an extra "courtesy" level because all three players insisted on playing down to a champ, plus Yarron Bendor had a 6am flight to catch. During that bonus level, Yarron Bendor busted in third place, setting up a heads-up battle between Abe Mosseri and Daniel Negreanu.
Wednesday will be a big day at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas with at least 4 bracelets up for grabs. In addition to the Negreanu/Mosseri bout, there are two other final tables set and a third on the cusp of one. The Colossus III is finally down to the final nine and place gets a guaranteed $1 million. Also, the Tag Team event is down to the final table. Plus the 6-max Dealer's Choice event is down to nine players with David 'Gunslinger' Bach in the lead. The Dealers Chouce final table will play down to a champion on Wednesday.
Four bracelets on hump day. Let's get to it!
Event #5 THE COLOSSUS III $565 NL - Final Table
The Colossus III colossal donkament started on Friday June 2. We're finally down to a final table of nine players. First place pays out $1 million. Matt Affleck made the final table, but he's the shortest stack remaining with 3.5M. Mark Babekov leads with 19M. Also at the final table... Erkut Yilmaz, Taylor Black, Kent Coppock, Thomas Pomponio, John Hanna, Ralph Massey, and Luke Vrabel.
Notables who went deep and cashed in the Top 250... Sebastian Pauli, Cate Hall, Theo Tran, Steve Carp, Thomas Boivin, Mike Dentale, Hayg Badem, Jeff Shulman, Ryan Laplante, and David "Bakes" Baker.
2017 WSOP Event #5 - COLOSSUS III $565 NL
Event #9 $10,000 Omaha 8 - Final Table
O8 10K championship. Day 4 of a Day 3 event! Danny Boy vs. Abe Mosseri. The battle of hairplugs. First place pays out $388,795. Can Negreanu overcome a 2-1 chip deficit?
The 10K O8 final table featured... Yarron Bendor, Fabrice Soulier, Ray Dehkharghani, Ilya Dyment, Anthony Zinno, John Monnette, and Mike Matusow.
2017 WSOP - Event #9 $10,000 Omaha8
Prize Pool: $1,447,600
Event #9 - Final Table Payouts:
3. Yarron Bendor (USA) $166,895
4. Fabrice Soulier (USA) $118,340
5. Ilya Dyment (USA) $85,702
6. Ray Dehkharghani (USA) $63,419
7. Anthony Zinno (USA) $47,975
8. Mike Matusow (USA) $37,120
9. John Monnette (USA) $29,391
Event #10 $1,000 Tag Team NL - Final Table
The second tag team event on the slate is down to its final table. DJ MacKinnon and Esther Taylor are the chipleaders and bagged up 908K. Also at this tag-team final table... Ryan Laplante/Sam Cohen, Mukul Pahuja/Jonas Wexler, Charalampos Lappas/Georgios Zisimopoulos, Aditya Sushant/Nipun Java, Pablo Mariz/David Guay, Austin Buchanan/Lanie Foster, and Joseph Choueiri/Rafael Lopez/James Gibson.
Ryan Laplante is the only remaining player with at least one WSOP bracelet. He's seeking another piece of bling.
Joe Tehan/Benton Blakeman bubbled off the final table in tenth place. The Shulmans of CardPlayer fame busted in 11th. Meanwhile, a trio of former Full Tilt owners teamed up together... Jesus Ferguson, Howard Lederer, and Andy Bloch.
2017 WSOP - Event #10 $1,000 Tag Team NL
Event #11 $1,500 Dealers Choice - Day 3 and Final Table
The Dealers Choice event is down to nine players. We're almost ready for the 6-max final table with first place getting a payday worth $119,399.
The Gunslinger is the chip leader! David Bach leads the final nine with approximately 800K. Blast from the past Chip Jett is third in chips. Also still alive... Chris Sensoli, Scott Mikey, Kevin Iacofano, Tony Arvidson, Brandon Cantu, Zach Freeman, and Wook Kim.
Notables who cashed... Sampo Ryynanen, Robert Mizrachi, Alex Luneanu, Jesse Martin, Mark Gregorich, David Benyamine, Marco Johnson, Kyle Bowker, Jesus Ferguson, Ray Henson, and OG POB Capt. Tom Franklin.