Just four events to get through today, as there’s a lull in the action before a hectic weekend. First we check in at event 27, the $1,500 HORSE tournament. When play ended yesterday there were 18 still in the hunt. The event was due to end today but it became a bit of a grind and there are still 3 players remaining that have bagged up to come back and settle things tomorrow. They are David Chiu, Ylon Schwartz, and Stephen Chidwick. The big bet is about to go to 200,00 and the big stack is 2M, so we shouldn’t have to wait to long tomorrow to determine a winner.
In the action packed $2,500 4-Handed NLHE event, there are but 8 hopefuls remaining after playing down from 88 today. The remaining players list is notably devoid of famous names, with Annette Obrestad, Jake Cody, Isaac Haxton, Jon Turner, and Brian Rast all biting the dust along the way today. The remaining 8 will play for the $392,476 tomorrow at 1 pm.
The first event to kick off today drew the largest single day field in WSOP history with a mammoth 4,128 players registering. That event was the $1,000 Seniors NLHE and there was plenty of poker experience in the room. At the close of play, both Marcel Luske and Dennis Phillips find themselves still in the hunt but they’re all looking up at Radwan Khuri who sits on 112,600 going into tomorrow. He leads 462 remaining players into battle, and the first prize will be over $600,000; quite a retirement fund!
Lastly for today, one of the pros favorite events, the $2,500 2-7 Single Draw drew a respectable field of 285 players. Surprisingly for such an action game, there are still 66 players remaining at the end of play. The average stack is still 50 big blinds so plenty of tough decisions to be made tomorrow. The leaderboard contains plenty of big names including Michael Mizrachi at the top, with online training site players Andrew Lichtenberger and Aaron Jones close behind. Also still in are Brandon Cantu, Elky, Erick Lindgren, Jen Harman, Greg Raymer, Eric Seidel, and Chris Moneymaker.
Tomorrow we kick off a $1,500 NLHE at 12 pm. These weekend specials always draw big fields so there should be a good turnout for it. In the evening a big one for the pros, the $10,000 HORSE championship gets underway. Check back tomorrow for updates from all of the ongoing events.
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