If you’re wondering who’s reigning supreme in WSOP bracelet events that are yet to reach their conclusion, you’ve come to the right place. Who’s running Scott Seiver closest in the Seven Card Stud? Which huge name has a top 10 double stack pile of chips? And which living legend is crushing Pot Limit Omaha 30 years after playing Johnny Chan for the Main Event title? Read on and find out!
SEIVER OUT IN FRONT BUT LEGENDS CHASE HIS SHADOW
Scott Seiver has the biggest chip stack in the Seven Card Stud Championship. The $10,000-entry event has attracted some of the best names in the poker world, including 36 of the 77 entries who will return today for Day 2. It was Scott Seiver with 329,000 who ended up as chip leader, and he was followed by two men who have already won a 2019 WSOP bracelet in Scott Clements (290,000) and Greg Mueller (263,000). Along with players such as six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (154,000 ), other players to survive the cut included a player fresh from the Dealer’s Choice final in Michael McKenna (245,500) as well as five-time WSOP bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi (234,000) and Max Pescatori (195,500).
CHEONG AMONG DOUBLE-STACKERS TO MAKE DAY 4
Joseph Cheong was among the players who survived Day 3 of the $1,000-entry Double Stack WSOP event, with the ebullient poker player bagging up 11,175,000 on the day. He wasn’t the only player to rack up a decent tally, with the field of 381 players cut to just 40 by close of play. Zinan Xu has the overnight lead with 16,775,000 chips but others bagged well too, with Ido Ashkenazi (13,700,000), Edgardo Rosario (13,100,000), Matthew Wantman (13,075,000) and Ryan Jaconetti (12,475,000) all going through to the penultimate day.
DEEPSTACK DRAMA AS FEIZ LEADS BUT IVEY BUSTS
Hamid Feiz was the leader of the pack in the $800 Deepstack event, with 2,808 entries cut down to 671 as the day kicked off, and only 26 players still in seats when the bell tolled for the close of play. Phil Ivey was not amongst their number after he was flipped out of the running by Christopher Csik. Ivey three-bet shoved all-in and Csik ended up calling the clock on himself to push himself to the right decision as he won the flip that would end the poker legend’s tournament.
With a top prize of $297,537 up for grabs, Hamid Feiz is the chip leader with 12 million in chips, but he’s followed by some top talent, with Nick Jivkov (9,625,000) and Josh Boulton (8,000,000) closest to chasing him down.
BAILEY BEATING UP SUPER SENIORS
With 2,650 entries in the Super Seniors – players need to be 60 or over – Charles Bailey was the man with the most chips at the close as he bagged up a huge stack of 330,000, and he’s in pole position to grab the $359,863 top prize as well as the WSOP bracelet. Others will be full of hope to beat him to the top prize, with Ken Gurley (265,800) and Dennis Owen (247,000) following closely. Lorna Cerjance (234,200) and Mary Haught (234,000) also follow in their footsteps, while legends of the game who are also still involved include Barry Schulman (179,900), ‘Captain’ Tom Franklin (138,800), T.J. Cloutier (75,200) and Barry Greenstein (61,400).
LEVI LEADS BUT SEIDEL, GLANTZ & CHARANIA ALL MAKE THE CUT IN PLO EVENT
After 12 hours of action, the $1,500-entry Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet event got off to a flying start. Sharar Levi led the way from the end of the day’s play, holding 519,000 chips on his birthday, but he was joined in the counts by some big names with above-average stacks. Erik Seidel, WSOP Main Event runner-up in 1988 has 368,000 chips, while former Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman sits behind a still-healthy 143,000. Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow bagged up 152,500, while Matt Glantz jumped off the Dealer’s Choice final table and ran up a stack of 380,000.
Indian player Sajal Gupta ended the day second in chips with 512,500 and 2015 WSOP Heads-Up Championship bracelet winner Keith Lehr has 464,000 in third place. With $298,507 up for grabs for the title and of course that coveted WSOP bracelet, it’s still anyone’s game.
Who’ll claim a WSOP gold bracelet today and become the latest winner at the 2019 World Series of Poker? Watch 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.