It’s been a busy weekend in Sin City with a handful of new events getting started and four new bracelet winners.
Unfortunately, British player David Vamplew came up just short in event 2, the No-Limit Hold’em/Eight Handed tournament after losing out to Trevor Pope in a heads-up battle that lasted only seven hands. But the man from Scotland wasn’t too disappointed, tweeting about some ‘excellent laddering’ which netted him $342k for his efforts. Pope had a massive chip advantage as the fianl table started so second was a great result for Vamplew.
Event 3, which was a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry tournament, saw an impressive 3,164 players register and in the end it was Charles Sylvestre who took home the bracelet and the $491k first prize after defeating Seth Berger heads-up.
The fourth bracelet winner of this year’s WSOP was John Beauprez who took down the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em/Six Handed event for $324k. 1,069 entrants took part and ex Main Event champ Joe Cada put in a great performance, finishing in fourth.
The final bracelet winner of the weekend was Mike Gorodinsky who claimed the Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or Better title along with a cheque for $217k. Despite a smaller field of only 374, this $2,500 event was packed full of talent with players like George Danzer, Daniel Negreanu and Mike Matusow all putting in strong performances, but coming up just short.
One of the most anticipated low buy-in events, the “Millionaire Maker” got underway and with a total prizepool of over $8.5 million generated from the 6,343 entrants, 180 players still remain in with a shout of winning the bracelet and becoming this year’s first WSOP millionaire. Currently, Mike Del Vecchio is sitting with the largest chip stack.
Event 7, the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament is also in the closing stages with only 200 of the original 1,837 players remaining. First place can look forward to $306k.
The final event to get underway this weekend was the $2,500 Eight-Game Mix. Always a big favourite with the pros, this specialist event attracted 388 of the games top players and after the first days play, the field has been halved from 388 down to 188. The winner of this event can expect $225k. Currently Eric Crain is sitting way out in front, but with players like Andy Bloch, Scott Seiver, Amnon Filippi, Gavin Griffin and Phil Ivey hot on his heals anything could still happen.
Don’t forget you can catch live final table action of all of these events over on WSOP.com.