Pablo Mariz and Shawn Buchwald win their first bracelets on Wednesday. The Marathon and the $10k Razz Championship are among the tournaments still running as the WSOP enters Day 16.
– Pablo Mariz is a millionaire after winning the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker for his first bracelet and a $1,221,704 first place prize on Wednesday. Mariz bested Dejuante Alexander heads-up but won $754k for his troubles. The tournament attracted 7,761 entries and a $10 million prize pool. Mariz seemed speechless after his win:
wow unreal! @WSOP
— pablo mariz (@pablomariz777) June 15, 2017
– On Wednesday night, Shane Buchwald won his first WSOP bracelet when he took down the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #24). Buchwald beat a field of 616 entrants including Ventaka Tayi who finished in 2nd. Barry Greenstein was knocked out earlier in the day and finished in 11th place. For Buchwarld’s first bracelet, he took home $178k of a $871k prize.
— WSOP (@WSOP) June 15, 2017
– Day 4 of The Marathon (Event #23) began at 12 PM PT with 56 players. Faraz Jaka held the chip lead while WSOP Circuit ring collector (he’s won 10) Maurice Hawkins started the day in 2nd. By 2:30 PM PT, 40 remained with Hawkins taking over the chip lead with 3.80 million, a decent lead over number #2 Faraz Jaka.
– Day 3 of Event #23, The $2.6k No Limit Marathon, started at 12 PM PT on Wednesday with 268 players remaining and 10-time WSOP Circuit Ring Champion Maurice Hawkins as the chip leader with 920k. By mid-afternoon, 221 players remained with Maurice Hawkins holding his lead, followed by Yu Li with 700k in chips.
– The $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament (Event #25) entered Day 3 with 11 players remaining out of a field of 1,058. Igor Sharaskin held a strong chip lead to begin the day with 1.476 million in chips. The tournament resumed at noon PT and 10 players remain as of Thursday afternoon. Darren Taylor took over the chip lead with 883k, followed by Sharaskin (862k) and Allan Lee (795k).
– Day 2 of the $10,000 Razz Championship (Event #26) ended with 9 players left and James Obst as chip leader. Bracelet winners remaining include David Baker, Brandon Shack-Harris, Nick Schulman and Anthony Zinno as the action resumed at 2 PM PT.
– A total of 201 of the original 959 entries from the $3k No Limit Hold’em (Event #27) returned for Day 2 at noon. Craig Varnell held the lead with a 202k stack. Vanessa Selbst, Irno Kurganov and David Pham are among the notables remaining as of Thursday afternoon. By mid-afternoon, 147 players remained as the bubble approached. Craig Varnell give up his lead to Steve Sung but still remains in 2nd at the time of this writing.
– The $1.500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (Event #28) ended Day 1 on Wednesday with Mark Roland as chip leader and 61 of the 326 original entries still alive. John Turner, Shaun Deeb, Rob Mizrach and Daniel Negreanu are among those still battling as Day 2 began at 2 PM PT.
– Event #29, the $2,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament began at 11 AM PT with 835 remaining as of 2:30 PM PT with Federico Butteroni holding the early chip lead.
– The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Champion will get underway at 3 PM PT today. This is one more sought-after bracelets and will undoubtedly attract some big names. Jason Mercier won the event last year with a $422k first place prize.
For Your Streaming Enjoyment
– PokerGo will resume its premium live coverage on Friday when it covers the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-max beginning at 3:30 PM ET. While you wait, you can taken in recorded action in the $1,500 NLHE.
WSOP Quick Hitters
– Jason Les was one of the players dueling with the A.I. Libratus earlier this year. Despite the impressive results in the heads-up matches, Les says that A.I. is not really there yet for full ring poker.
– Alex Weldon takes a look at Ryan Riess’s “Impossible” hero fold during the $10,000 Heads-Up No Limit Championship, which Adrian Mateos ultimately won.
– Today’s Grinderschool.com classic poker training video is on backward induction and nash in the “Intro to Poker Theory” series. This is the 6th episode in a 10 part series.
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