Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
It’s unbelievable how time flies when you’re playing poker, and never more so than at the World Series of Poker. It has now been 30 days since the kick-off of the 2017 WSOP with Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em, taken down by Poker Dealer Bryan Hollis. There have been 50+ events completed, slightly more than 115 Million Dollars awarded in total prize money and more than 50 + WSOP gold bracelets to the first place winners. Here are the latest Event Winners:
Event #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better was captured by Nathan Gamble who, after stating “Let’s get this done in one hand,” ended his day with a giant smile, his first gold bracelet, and a sweet $223,339 to take back home.
Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK was taken down by Brian Yoon. After four days of battling back and forth, he snatched up his third gold bracelet and a MONSTER first prize payout of $1,094,349.
Chris Vitch won his second bracelet in Event #48 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Vitch took this one down after running through a small field of only 125 competing players. After picking up the title, bracelet and $320,193 he stated; “It was just one of those days where everything really went my way.”
Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed had a total of 630 entries all anxious to grab the bracelet. It was Louie Calvo who got the job done and walked away with all the goodies; the bragging rights of championship, his first coveted golden bracelet, and the first prize dollars in the amount of $362,185.
Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em BOUNTY took four days to wipe-out the field of 1,927 players to reach the final table. Chris Bolek held on tight and took down the title, his first gold bracelet and $266,646 dollars to help ease the pain of it all.
Bryce Yockey won Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship and walked away with a very handsome $511,147 dollars, the rights to claim the title of the very first $10K PLO8 tournament in the history of the WSOP, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
Mohsin Charania runs away with Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’Em. This win gave Charania his first WSOP gold bracelet and a payday that would make anyone smile to the tune of $364,438.
Event #53: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed with a small field of only 256 hungry players was taken down by Max Silver for $172,645 dollars to add to his more than $3,000,000 in past winnings, and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
And we still have more than twenty (20) events to go with millions more on the line. Are you gonna get any of it?