WSOP Day 47: Jonas Mackoff Still Going Strong in Main Event
This Sunday was Day 47 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 47, the Main Event was in action as well as the Little One for One Drop event which came to a conclusion. Here’s a look at the day with an eye on the Canadian contingent:
Mackoff Makes Day 7 of Main Event
Just 27 players remain in the hunt for the most prestigious title in poker and the $8.15 million that goes along with it. Sunday was Day 6 of Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event - World Championship.
The day began with 85 players still handling chips and all of them were well in the money. After another long day of play, 27 remain with all of them now guaranteed at least $263,532.
American Christian Pham leads the field with 31,440,000 chips. Two Canadians remain in contention. Jonas Mackoff (12,050,000), known as "donut604" online, sits 12th overall and David Guay is nearer the bottom of the counts with 7,400,000.
Three other Canadians had a seat at a table when the day began, but Jonathan Dwek (38th — $176,399), Paul Dhaliwal (58th — $121,188), and Colin Moffatt (71st — $101,444) were all eliminated throughout the course of the day.
The final 27 players will be returning on Monday at noon local time and will play down to a final table of nine, at which point all surviving players will be guaranteed a payday of at least $1 million.
Moreno Wins The Little One for One Drop
Aside from the buy-in, there was nothing little about Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold’em. The field wasn’t little (4,391 entries), the prize pool wasn’t little ($3,951,900), first-place money wasn’t little ($528,316), and the time required to play wasn’t little (an extra day had to be tacked on).
On Sunday, 12 players still remained in contention. American Adrian Moreno started the day with the second-shortest stack of chips, but that didn’t deter him. He spun it up to a win, claiming the final bracelet of the summer and more than half a million dollars in prize money.
The top Canadian had been eliminated the day prior. Jaspal Brar finished in 53rd for $9,484.