This Tuesday was Day 42 of the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The annual poker tournament series in Las Vegas is the world’s largest. Players from all around the world fill the halls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino looking for one of the 74 coveted gold bracelets that will be awarded to each winner.
On Day 42, the Main Event was in action as well as the Little One for One Drop event. Here’s a look at the day with an eye on the Canadian contingent:
Hartree Has Heaps in the Main Event
Thousands of players returned for Day 2ab of Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event - World Championship on Tuesday. After five two-hour levels, 1,023 players remained for Thursday’s Day 3 when the entire tournament is finally consolidated to one field.
At the end of the night, Lawrence Bayley of the U.K. had the most chips with 618,000. The top Canadian stack belonged to Kyle Hartree with 430,200, good for 14th overall in the chip counts.
Shyam Srinivasan (353,000), Peter Jetten (232,600), Sam Chartier (201,800), Jonas Mackoff (160,000), Timothy Adams (145,700), Matt Jarvis (120,600), Eric Wasylenko (99,600), Ron Giles (85,900), Benoit Jean (84,000), Mike Watson (72,600), Terrence Chan (68,000), Jean-Pascal Savard (64,400), Justin Oliver (63,900), Sam Greenwood (40,600), and Fatima Nanji (35,400) are just some of the many Canadians who will also return for Day 3.
Day 2c begins at noon on Wednesday to see who else will join the field on Day 3.
The Little One for One Drop Begins
The final event of the 2017 WSOP began on Tuesday. Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold’em benefits the One Drop Foundation which works to provide clean drinking water to people around the world.
It was Day 1a on Tuesday — the first of three starting flights to the event. A total of 687 entries were tallied, and just 117 survived to make Friday’s Day 2. Leading the way is American Ken “Teach” Aldridge with 199,000.
Canadian Daniel Le (88,500) had the largest stack of the players from our nation. Thomas Taylor (57,100) and Mike Leah (14,300) were also among the Canadian survivors.