With almost two weeks of the World Series of Poker completed, Eli Elezra chose today to overcome a highly-decorated final table and win his fourth WSOP bracelet four years after he won his last one, in the same tournament – the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event. All the news from a dramatic day’s play at the felt, starting with that bracelet win for the mixed game and cash game legend.
ELEZRA TRIUMPHS OVER ZINNO IN SEVEN CARD STUD FINALE
Yesterday we told you how the chip counts of the six remaining players in the Seven Card Stud event were dominated by two men, Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno. Those two poker professionals met heads-up for the WSOP bracelet, and it was Elezra who got the better of his younger foe after a long and mentally taxing heads-up match.
Final Table Results:
HINRICHSEN, VAN ZADELHOFF, AND MARQUEZ AMONG FINAL 34 MILLY MAKER
Josh Reichard, multiple WSOP circuit event winner, and WSOP bracelet holder? Well, if he can maintain his lead throughout the remainder of Event #19, then he will become the millionaire made rich by the staggering event which had 8,809 entries.
Shooting for the top prize of $1,344,930, Reichard led after play ended, holding 20,645,000 chips. He’ll have a lot to do when play resumes, however, with Andrew Hinrichsen (18,700,000) and Cory Albertson (15,150,000) both close behind him in the counts. Other superb talents, such as Steven van Zadelhoff (10,600,000) and Ana Marquez (3,480,000), remain in the draw and they’ll both share a table with the chip leader tomorrow.
MIXED NEWS: JRB LEADS $10K 2-7, LIVINGSTON LEADS 8-GAME
The $1,500 8-Game Mix closed with 28 players from 225 still in seats, chief amongst them Alexander Livingston, with 587,000 chips. Chris Vitch followed him in the counts with 395,000, while Muril Souza (who already has a H.O.R.S.E bracelet to his name) bagged up 383,000. Last year’s winner Philip Long also has a chance of going back-to-back with 353,000.
Jean-Robert Bellande rules the roost in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship and leads the final seven players going into their (delayed) final table today, hoping to take home the first prize of $253,817.
Final Table Seat Draw:
And in Marathon news, Peter Hong was the main man in the $2,620-entry tournament that takes its name from the famous Greek race of legend, piling up 179,000 chips by the close of play. Others to bag up at the end of the night included Chris Godfrey (177,200) EPT runner-up Uri Reichenstein (163,400) and Corentin Ropert (134,200).
Who will be the latest to grab gold at the World Series of Poker? Watch all the action unfold live today on PokerGO and CBS All Access as more coverage of the 2019 WSOP bracelet events takes place. Selected bracelet events will be streamed exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States.