WSOP Day 5: Petrangelo & Fox Lead $100K, Martini & Hoang Chasing Gold
An exciting Day 4 of the World Series of Poker saw a livestreamed final table play out with two former WSOP Main Event champs going for bracelet number three. The 2009 champ Joe Cada pulled off the feat, winning Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT after dispensing of 2015 champ Joe McKeehen in third and finally finishing off Sam Phillips heads-up, despite Phillips finding several doubles to stay alive three-handed and heads-up.
Looking ahead to Day 5, the events are starting to pile up. We got action, folks!
This one was originally scheduled to play down to a winner on Day 3 Saturday, but with the field size being a whopping 911 entries and with play slowing up late in the day, they were only down to four by the time ten 60-minute levels had transpired, meaning a Day 4 is in order.
The loan Frenchman Julien Martini starts the day off well in the lead with 3,720,000 worth of ammo, followed by Kate Hoang with 2,255,000. Hoang is looking for her first bracelet after a couple close calls, including eighth in last year's $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Championship and a runner-up finish in the 2016 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better.
The two short stacks will be running on fumes with the blinds going up to 50K/100K, and they are William Kopp (440,000) and Mack Lee (425,000).
The first of the four to fall will take home $74,058, while the top three all receive six-figure scores, the highest being $239,771 for the winner. Catch all the updates through the finale here.
The penultimate day of the $100K high roller will also get underway at 2 p.m., starting play with ten left, arranged across two five-handed tables. Saturday saw 49 of 97 return, but with the eight Day 2 re-entries and late entries which included none other than Phil Ivey, the total number got to 105.
The winner of Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty, Elio Fox, entered the second day of play with the chip lead and managed to stay toward the top of the counts to end Day 3 second in chips with 10,180,000 behind leader Nick Petrangelo (13,460,000). Rounding out the top five are high roller crushers Stephen Chidwick (7,065,000), Jason Koon (6,190,000) and Fedor Holz (3,530,000).
The other remaining players still in contention are Aymon Hata (3,140,000), Chris Moore (2,960,000), Adrian Mateos (9,250,000), Andreas Eiler (2,130,000) and Bryn Kenney (1,600,000), all with plenty of room yet to maneuver.
All ten are guaranteed a payday of at least $240,265, with seven figures slated for the top three. The winner will receive $2,910,227.
The plan for the day is to play down to the final six, and stay tuned, because this will be a final table not to be missed – even though Ivey will not be present as he busted short of the money. Besides the continuous live updates at PokerNews, you can catch Day 3 action on Poker Central’s Twitch channel starting at 3 p.m. and the finale is scheduled to live stream on PokerGO at 1 p.m. PT on Monday, June 4.
Day 1C and 1D of the COLOSSUS will fire up today, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT respectively. The first two flights on Saturday drew a total of 3,495, including 2,024 from flight A and 1,471 from flight B.
Leading the way so far by quite a lot is Tony Parille, who ran the 5,000-chip starting stack up to 607,000 after 18 levels of play. His next competitor in his flight was Matthew Davidow who takes 313,000 to Day 2.
The Day 1b big stack was Christopher Haydt, who put 419,000 in the bag for the second overall stack thus far. Also bagging big, from flight a: Dylan Hortin (299,000), Matthew Silva (277,000) and Eric Shimp (263,000); and from flight b: Kevin Eyster (307,000), Brett Schaffer (296,000), Irene Carey (291,000), Andrei Moldovan (271,000).
Other notable stacks so far belong to Robert Hawkins (194,000), Justin Liberto (164,000), 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel (118,000) and David Ormsby (117,000) from flight A, and Barry Shulman (160,000) and former November Niner Scott Montgomery (103,000) from flight B.
For players yet to find a bag by the end of today, two more flights await on Monday, June 4 and there’s one re-entry allowed per flight. After 30-minute Day 1 levels, play will extend to 60-minute levels thereafter and live updates will be available from the tournament floor.
It’s also time for Day 2 of the $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, which will get underway at 2 p.m. Registration closed at the end of play on Day 1, after allowing a single re-entry for the first time, with 321 entries tallied. That created a total prize pool of $722,250 which will be divided among the top 49 finishers.
George Trigeorgis brings the big stack of 99,400 into Day 2 with plenty of top mixed game players still among the remaining 102, including Jon Turner who is yet to capture WSOP gold. Turner bagged 91,100 and is followed by the likes of Brian Hastings (77,600), Billy Baxter (71,900), Jameson Painter (61,200), James Obst (60,100), Scott Seiver (58,600), Ashton Griffin (52,400), John Monnette (49,800) and previous champs of this event, Chris Vitch (12,400) and defending champ Jesse Martin (9,400).
Big names including Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey were unable to find a bag on Day 1.
Remaining players start the action at blinds of 600/1,200 and 1,200/2,400 bets, and a champion will be crowned on Monday, June 4. That winner will receive the top prize of $180,455 to go with a shiny new bracelet. Live updates will be provided here.
If you are unfamiliar with triple draw lowball games, or are a bit rusty on the rules, check out the following PokerNews video where bracelet winner and Australian Poker Hall of Famer Gary Benson breaks down some of the games.
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
The $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better will get started at 3 p.m. The three-day event will see players start with 50,000 chips and play ten hour-long levels on Day 1 and Day 2 before finding a winner on the final day.
Blinds start at 300-500 with limits of 500-1,000 and the reigning champion of the event is Abe Mosseri, who received $388,795 for his win in the same event last year.
Event #10: $365 ONLINE WSOP.com No-Limit Hold’em
The first online bracelet event kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and you don’t even need to come to the Rio for this one. In fact, you don’t even need to be in Nevada necessarily.
If you live in New Jersey and have an account at WSOP.com, you can try to win a bracelet from there, thanks to the recent shared liquidity arrangement between Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. Also, it will only take one day to play down to a winner.
Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT
Get ready for Day 1A of the $365 PLO version of the GIANT to kick off with the first of five flights in the evening hour of 7 p.m. Registration will remain open through nine 20-minute levels with unlimited re-entries available. Players start with a stacks of 25,000 and will play 21 levels or to 10 players, whichever comes first. Payouts will begin on Day 1.
The following four flights take place each consecutive Sunday: June 3, June 10, June 17 and July 1, all at 7 p.m. Remaining players will combine for Day 2 on Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m. with the level starting at the earliest stopping point from the Day 1 flights. After Day 1, blind levels increase to 40 minutes and Day 3 on Tuesday, July 3 will see play get down to a winner.
Players who elect to do so can forfeit their stack at the end of the night to be eligible to play in future flights, and those who cash in the top 15% on Day 1 but don’t find a bag may also jump in more flights. Be sure to follow all the action via the PokerNews live updates right here.