The World Series of Poker Main Event is in full swing on Day 1C, but there are still winners to celebrate from the preliminary events that wrapped up in the past few days. In this edition of Remko on the Rail we get you caught up with the four latest winners, as big names added some gold jewelry to their collecting.
No. 3 for Galfond
One of poker’s greatest talents and most successful cash gamers shows up for a few events per year, and he keeps his batting average high by notching up a few results every now and then. Just a few days ago, that man who goes by the name Phil Galfond, he took down the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better event for a whopping $567,788.
Prior to cashing the $565 online Pot Limit Omaha event earlier during the WSOP, Galfond had not cashed an event since 2015 when he won a bracelet in the $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $224,383.
I managed to win the #WSOP $10k PLO8 Bracelet!
Faced a really tough FT, but I stayed focused, kept the mistakes to a minimum, and, most importantly, ran hot when it counted.
Thanks for the support, everyone! It means a lot to me. pic.twitter.com/SfJnAanTTn
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) July 2, 2018
Galfond, a cash game specialist who made a name for himself as ‘OMGClayAiken’ on Full Tilt Poker, won his first bracelet in 2008 by taking down the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event with rebuys for $817,781. That final table was one for the ages as it featured the likes of Brian Rast, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, JohnnyChan and David Benyamine.
Fast forward 10 years later, and this time Galfond had to battle his way through the likes of David ‘ODB’ Baker, Marco Johnson, Chris Lee and Chad Power. This Championship event turned out to be the biggest split pot variant, drawing a total of 237 players, and here are the final table payouts.
|$10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better Final Table Results|
|1||Phil Galfond||United States||$567,788|
|2||Michael McKenna||United States||$350,922|
|3||Ali Abduljabbar||United States||$240,497|
|4||Chad Power||United States||$168,275|
|5||Chris Lee||United States||$120,263|
|6||Marco Johnson||United States||$87,830|
|7||David “ODB” Baker||United States||$65,579|
|8||Chase Steely||United States||$50,086|
Kornuth Does it Online
While most Americans might be a bit rusty when it comes to facing top-level competition in online tournaments, this seemed not to be the case for Chance Kornuth. The long-time pro and bracelet winner added another in the $3,200 No Limit Hold’em Online High Roller event, adding $341,599 to his bankroll.
— Chance Kornuth (@ChancesCards) July 1, 2018
Kornuth defeated a field of 480 entries and dealt with the likes of Noah Bronstein, Taylor Black and Justin Liberto at the final table. Playing under the handle ‘BingShui’, Kornuth raked in the 14th six-figure score of his live poker career, and his third largest result at the WSOP. Kornuth’s first bracelet win came in the 2010 $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha when he beat Kevin Boudreau heads up.
|$3,200 NLHE Online High Roller Final Table Results|
|1||Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth||United States||$341,598|
|2||David ‘bewater’ Goodman||United States||$212,021|
|3||Timothy ‘poker.’ Nuter||United States||$144,168|
|4||Noah ‘ThePunter’ Bronstein||United States||$99,809|
|5||Frank ‘flcrivello’ Crivello||United States||$70,625|
|6||Taylor ‘ReadyGambo’ Black||United States||$50,926|
|7||Justin ‘kingfortune’ Liberto||United States||$37,355|
|8||Jonas ‘LobyPewis’ Macoff||Canada||$28,016|
|9||Pete ‘petechen’ Chen||Taiwan||$21,596|
Matsuzuki Denis Bohlman Second Bracelet Win of 2018
Scott Bohlman was one of the players with the most cashes at the World Series of Poker without a bracelet win, but he changed that by winning the $2,500 Big Bet Mix a few weeks ago. Bohlman almost added another win, but it was Dan Matsuzuki who beat him heads up in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better Split event.
After winning the event, Matsuzuki told reporters how he entered the tournament as a “gamble” on Day 2, hoping for the variance to be in his favor. In what is just his sixth ever live tournament result, all of which were recorded at the WSOP, Matsuzukui took home by far and away the largest score of his career with $364,387.
|$10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Eight-or-Better Championship Final Table Results|
|1||Dan Matsuzuki||United States||$364,387|
|2||Scott Bohlman||United States||$225,210|
|3||Ken Aldridge||United States||$154,648|
|4||Chris Vitch||United States||$108,739|
|5||Daham Wang||United States||$78,337|
|6||Jerry Wong||United States||$57,855|
|7||Bryce Yockey||United States||$43,833|
|8||Joseph Michael||United States||$34,089|
WPT Champ Gets His Bracelet
Lastly, there’s another online bracelet winner to be celebrated. The $1,000 Online Championship drew a total of 1,635 entries, creating a prize pool of more than $1.5 million, with 180 places getting paid.
The winner of the tournament is one of the most under-the-radar players with two seven-figure scores in Ryan Tosoc. After finishing second in the 2016 WPT Five Diamond Classic for $1,124,051, he followed that up with a win in the exact same event this past December for $1,958,065. These two big scores put Tosoc on the map, and he added even more flair to his HendonMob profile by winning the $1,000 Online Championship bracelet for $238,779 last week.
|$1,000 Online Championship Final Table Results|
|1||Ryan ‘Toosick’ Tosoc||United States||$238,778|
|2||Anthony ‘Flawlessbink’ Maio||United States||$175,206|
|3||Joel ‘AjaWilson22’ Feldman||Australia||$124,570|
|4||James ‘5.56cal.’ Robinson||United States||$89,777|
|5||Justin ‘lappypoker’ Lapka||United States||$65,391|
|6||Markus ‘thegreatrise’ Gonsalves||United States||$48,306|
|7||Russell ‘AntonChigurh’ Powers||United States||$36,190|
|8||Aurelian ‘Winamax’ Guiglini||United States||$27,337|
|9||Aditya ‘pokerpop76’ Sushant||India||$20,968|
With the WSOP Main Event rapidly headed towards its later days heading into the weekend, there’s a ton of other events left to be played. In the overview down below you can see the other bracelet offerings at the WSOP, starting with another $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament tomorrow.
|Remaining WSOP Bracelet Events|
|July 05-07, 2018||$1,500||Event #66 No-Limit Hold’em|
|July 06-08, 2018||$1,500||Event #67 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty|
|July 07-11, 2018||$1,000||Event #68 The Little One for One Drop|
|July 08-10, 2018||$3,000||Event #69 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed|
|July 09-12, 2018||$3,000||Event #70 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed|
|July 10-12, 2018||$5,000||Event #71 No-Limit Hold’em (Turbo)|
|July 10-12, 2018||$1,500||Event #72 Mixed NLHE/PLO 8-Max|
|July 11-12, 2018||$1,000||Event #73 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em (Turbo)|
|July 11-13, 2018||$10,000||Event #74 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship|
|July 12-15, 2018||$1,500||Event #75 The Closer NLHE Turbo – $1 Million Guarantee|
|July 12-14, 2018||$3,000||Event #76 H.O.R.S.E.|
|July 13-14, 2018||$50,000||Event #77 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller|
|July 15-17, 2018||$1,000,000||Event #78: The Big One for One Drop|
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