This Wednesday was Day 43 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 43, 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:
Tran Tops Canadians in Main Event Day 2c
The Day 1c survivors were back for Day 2c on Wednesday in Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event - World Championship. There were 3,300 players who returned to the tables and 1,549 still had chips after five two-hour levels of play.
This was the last day of a segmented Main Event. On Thursday, all of the surviving players will finally meet for the first time in one consolidated field.
Out of the Day 2c players, the U.K.’s Artan Dedusha bagged the largest stack with 680,000. The best Canadian count belonged to Nghi Tran with 384,600, but Troy Quenneville (260,200), Laurence Grondin (225,400), Logan Dunn (217,000), Gavin Smith (208,800), Alex Arsenault (196,800), Angie Gelinas (182,800), Jonathan Roy (160,600), Cindy Kerslake (158,100), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (141,500), Anthony Diotte (128,800), Chanracy Khun (123,800), Benny Chen (120,600), Jason Mann (117,000), Kristen Bicknell (116,100), Greg Mueller (115,600), Tyler Bonkowski (103,300), Max Greenwood (98,000), Mike Leah (95,600), Benoit Jean (79,500), Ami Barer (68,800), Elliot Smith (37,300), and Danny Noseworthy (29,600) also survived the day among many more fellow Canadians.
Day 3 will see 2,572 players return for another five two-hour levels. It’s likely that they will play into the money on Thursday, as 1,084 will cash this Main Event.
The Little One for One Drop Continues
Also in action on Wednesday was Day 1b of Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold’em. This was the second of three starting flights and it received 1,220 entries. By the end of the night, 197 remained with American Neng Lee on top of the counts with 214,700.
Canadian Matt Wilkins (117,800) had the top stack from our country, and Ryan Campagna (99,500), Matthew Kwok (75,100), Attila Draskoczy (40,600), Albert Nguyen (40,200), Rodney Burgermeister (23,800), Veerab Zakarian (23,500), Will Molson (22,300), Arman Soltani (18,400), and Steven Klein (11,600) were the rest of the Canadian contingent to have a successful day.