As we continue with the madness, drama, and excitement that has defined the World Series of Poker for the last 48 years, we recognize that every year has brought bigger and bigger audiences and thousands more participants. Imagine how shocked Johnny Moss, the winner of the first real Main Event against only a handful of players, would be to witness this year’s Main Event, with a players’ list surpassing 7,800 and a prize pool of $74,015,600. Of course, we’re all waiting to see who wins the 2018 championship, but there are still a lot of great poker players in the hunt.
In the meantime, we’ll bring you up to date on a few events that had not been completed as of our last report:
Event #6: GIANT – $365 No-Limit Hold’em was finally concluded when Jeremy Perrin defeated Luis Vazquez in heads-up to take home his very first gold bracelet along with the sweet sum of $250,966.
Event #11: PLO GIANT – $365 Pot-Limit Omaha Not easy to run over a field of 3,250 entries but Tim Andrews managed to do just that to take away his first bracelet and $116,015.
Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Galen Hall was all smiles as he turned over pocket nines to top jack-ten and take it all down. Hall picked up his first WSOP bracelet and a dazzling $888,888 to fatten his bank account.
And now for the latest:
Event #64: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship was taken down by Dan Matsuzuki to win his first gold bracelet and pocket $364,387 for his effort. Not bad, Dan.
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship – STILL IN PLAY
Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Longsheng Tan managed to hold on to take home his first WSOP bracelet and $323,472 to celebrate with.
Event #67: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty Anderson Ireland emerged victorious after ten hours of play at the final table to grab his first bracelet and the top prize of $141,161. Not a bad paycheck for a few days of work/fun.
So another couple of million dollars paid out in just first prize money with only six more events completed and we still have a long ways to go with more than 10 events remaining, including of course, The Main Event Final Table.
If you want to get in on all this action you better get yourself a nice poker table and practice, practice, practice as much as you can. Then maybe by next year, you too could walk away with your own bracelet and tons of cash from the 50th World Series of Poker.