Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
As I stated on my last report a few days ago; the 47th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) is well on its way at the world renowned Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and we promised to keep you in the know. So here, quickly, is what is happening as of now.
Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em was taken by Christopher Sands who walked away with the first gold bracelet of 2016, and a sweet $75,157 after defeating 730 other hopeful entrants.
Event #2: $565 Colossus II No-Limit Hold’em is still being battled and it’s down to the final table with just 9 players left out of a record 21,613 dreamers who entered.
Event #3: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship was championed by a familiar player, Robert Mizrachi, taking home his fourth WSOP gold bracelet and $242,662 in prize money.
Event #4: $1000 Top Up Turbo No-Limit Hold’em belongs to Kyle Julius. Kyle walked away with a fat check for $142,972 and his first WSOP gold bracelet after defeating a field of 667 entrants.
Event #5: $1500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed still being played with Lawrence Berg leading the field of 389.
Event #6: $1500 No-Limit Hold’em is on day 2 and moving along at super speed with only 321 players out of a field of 2,016.
Event #7: $1500 2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) is being battled on its first day with 52 remaining out of 279.
Event #8: $1500 H. O. R. S. E. has some well known faces like Maria Ho, the super hot celebrity spokesperson for the WinStar World Casino and current Manager of the L.A. Sunset team in the Global Poker League (the same league that my partner, Lynn ‘Queen of Hearts” Paris, is currently keeping you all well informed about) and Arash Ghaneian, who won this event last year and took home his first gold bracelet.
Event #9: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship still to be determined.
That is all there is for now, but as always, we will bring all results to you as soon as our eyes and ears at the Rio report to us. In the meantime, good luck at the tables and hope to see ya’ at the Rio.