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Too busy to keep up much myself, but will try posting the updates that are nicked for another forum, from the Sky forum, by a mate that works for Skypoker 🙂

In the words of Gus.... it's gonna be a great summer 😎🍾

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11 hours ago, Marky147 said:

Too busy to keep up much myself, but will try posting the updates that are nicked for another forum, from the Sky forum, by a mate that works for Skypoker 🙂

In the words of Gus.... it's gonna be a great summer 😎🍾

I usually follow on the wsop website where you can see the Nationality of players but unless you are following a big name player because of the fields it is hard to follow a friend or someone you know,   But you can find a list of finishing positions and what somebody cashed.

Pokernews also normally have a few people blogging the event from the floor.

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Event 1 - $500 Casino Employee's NLH, Day 2 of 3, 686 entrants

Nicholas Haynes, a dealer at the Aria casino in Las Vegas took down the Casino Employees' event for his first bracelet and $62K

Very much a recreational player, he picked up a few tricks watching the pro players at the Aria and put them to good use. He beat WSOP insider (Media Relations Manager) Isaac Henson heads-up and another Vegas dealer, Jorge Ruiz (Montego Bay) finished third.

Event 3 - $500 Big 50 NLH, 4 Days, Day 1B & 2A in play


Two different bits of the Big 50 in play today.

Taking 1B first, 6048 entries were logged, and on one hand the WSOP have Alexander Kartveli as the chip leader but on the reports fellow east-coaster Matthew Keegan has the biggest stack. No argument about who is third - Canada's Glenn Swanlund.

With 1269 names going through, there's not much value in going through them with a fine-toothed comb, but everyone's (well nearly everyone's) least favourite contender, Chris Ferguson is amongst them.

Alex Jennings is top GB player, with Ludo Geilich and Chihao Tsang both having decent stacks.

While 1B was in play, Day 2A for those who qualified yesterday was also taking place.

They've played down to just 316 players with Russia's Mikhail Vilkov the leader ahead of Joshua Thibodaux and Amer Torbey

Four Brits remain, lead by the concisely named Tsz Ho in 71st place accomapnied by Calin Trif, Day 1A top Brit Joel Isla and Nicholas Gott.

These players now get a few days off and will return with the other Day 2 survivors on Wednesday.


Event 4 - $1500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better, Day 2 of 4, 853 entries

2 days down 2 to go, with 46 players still in contention.

The Day 2 leader is Richard Fuller, who dominated the last hour of play to end up with the biggest stack.

Several multiple bracelet winners still involved including Ben Yu, Mike Matusow, Jeff Madsen and John Monnette.

There were four Brits entering the day, at the end of it only Patrick Leonard survives, exactly in the middle of the pack.


Event 5 - $50K High Roller NLH, Day 1 of 4, 92 entries


This is one of the events the WSOP is trialling with a "shot clock" of 30 seconds with each player having a number of extensions he/she can use as required.

Late reg is still open for another four hours (one hour levels) but we currently have 92 entries (including a single re-entry or two) and only 52 of them have made it through.

I mentioned re Event 2 that Ali Imsirovic is one of the breakout players of the past 12 months, and he is showing those qualities again here as he has built the biggest stack so far

In second place is the first of four GB players, Ben Heath. Well known to Sky Poker TV audiences (remember Sky Poker TV?) Sam Grafton is in 12th, Conor Beresford is 32nd while Toby Lewis is near the bottom of the pack in 50th.

Daniel Negreanu has been mentioned every day so far and he's at it again and some other "names" among the 52 are Erik Seidel, Isaac Haxton, Joe McKeehen, Joe Cada & Kenny Hallaert.

To Start Today

Event 6 - $2500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw, 3 Day Event

Event 7 - $400 WSOP.com Online NLH, 1 Day Event

Plus Day 1C and 2B of the Big 50


The WSOP have tweeted that when Martijn Gerrits was eliminated in 7th place from the 10K Super Turbo Bounty, he collected the three-billionth dollar awarded in prize money at the WSOP. Think how much rake that means Caesars have taken over 50 years!

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8 hours ago, philinvicta said:

I usually follow on the wsop website where you can see the Nationality of players but unless you are following a big name player because of the fields it is hard to follow a friend or someone you know,   But you can find a list of finishing positions and what somebody cashed.

Pokernews also normally have a few people blogging the event from the floor.

Yeah, I follow the WSOP/Pokernews updates, too.

I usually pay for the annual Pokergo, but I'm too busy to watch any final tables this year, and will probably just pay for the month before I go to the airport, so I can watch it at the hotel the night before I fly.

I was more talking for people who have neither the time nor inclination to check the update sites, but may want to know winners/stacks etc.

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@Marky147 I see Phil ivey doing poker school there this year.literally love that guy. Xx

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19 minutes ago, Kinkerbells said:

@Marky147 I see Phil ivey doing poker school there this year.literally love that guy. Xx

You mean his Masterclass?

I was going to buy it, but not got time to watch it, so will have to rely on my own instincts, or lack of, this summer 😄

Negreanu did one a while back, too.

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42 minutes ago, Marky147 said:

You mean his Masterclass?

I was going to buy it, but not got time to watch it, so will have to rely on my own instincts, or lack of, this summer 😄

Negreanu did one a while back, too.

Yeh that's the one I see it on YouTube. I don't play enough for it to benefit me. Xx

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Just now, Kinkerbells said:

Yeh that's the one I see it on YouTube. I don't play enough for it to benefit me. Xx

Neither do I, anymore. Having a proper punt this summer, so was going to give it a spin.

Too busy getting on top of work before I shoot off, so not likely to bother 🤣

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@Marky147 Dunno wether you you got negreanu on Facebook but he's been doing vlogs daily. He's actually really funny well worth a watch. It depends if you like him or not I guess. Xx

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Haven't on FB, but follow them on youtube. Haven't seen all of them this year, though.

He's a bit preachy, but still entertaining at times lol.

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9 minutes ago, Marky147 said:

Haven't on FB, but follow them on youtube. Haven't seen all of them this year, though.

He's a bit preachy, but still entertaining at times lol.

I'm not a fan but he certainly knows his stuff and reads people very well. 

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49 minutes ago, Jok3st3r said:

I'm not a fan but he certainly knows his stuff and reads people very well. 

Don't become one of the most successful players of all time without some serious smarts, for sure.

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Event 3 - $500 Big 50 NLH, 4 Days, Day 1D in play


The final opening flight saw over 8000 entrants taking the total number to a staggering 25000+

The Day 1D chip leader is local player Andrei Khosh ahead of Arne Kern (Germany) and Kevin Mooney (California).

Richard Trigg leads the British challenge in 30th place ahead of Stefan Fabian, Luke McInerney, Daniel Wendorf, Ronnie Ballantyne and Manny Malta, all inside the top 200 of the 2100 or so survivors

Toby Lewis, James Dempsey and James Rann are also still involved though a bit lower down the ranks, while one player I just had to mention is Oblip Kuppusamyvenkates. I count 15 different letters in that name, could be a WSOP record?

These players play Day 2D on Tuesday while the Day 1C survivors return for Day 2 on Monday before everyone joins together on Wednesday for Day 3. Get that?

Event 4 - $1500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better, Day 4 of 4, 853 entries


Prior to this event Derek McMaster had 1 WSOP cash for a little over $2000. Now he has two cashes, one FT and one bracelet as he took down event 4 for $228,228.

The 46-year old former pool player outlasted Jason Berligen heads-up, with Jon Esposito third.

Seventh place went to Tom McCormick who was at his 15th career FT, but he has yet to claim a gold bracelet.


Event 5 - $50K High Roller NLH, Day 3 of 4, 110 entries


We're down to a FT of 6 in the High Roller, and a high quality FT it is too.

Five of the 6 have previously won gold bracelets, in chip order Sam Soverel (2nd), Andrew Lichtenberger (3rd), Chance Kornuth (4th), Nick Petrangelo (5th) and Russia's Dmitry Yurasov (6th).

However, it is the player in first we are most interested in as that player is Ben Heath who goes into the FT as chip leader after eliminating Elio Fox on the final hand of the day.

The other British player in action on Day 3, Sam Grafton, went out quite early to finish 11th for just over $101K.


Event 6 - $2500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw, Day 1 of 3, 296 entries

Day 1 chip leader Jake Schwartz lost the lead at some point in Day 2, but by the time to bag and tag, he was back on top with just 12 more competitors to outlast. He has 50 WSOP cashes but is another player searching for his first bracelet.

Mike Gorodinsky & Bryce Yockey are probably the best known of the other players, in a US-heavy field, the only non American in the last 13 is Kristijonas Andrulis from Lithuania.

296 have become 112, with two players separated by just 200 chips at the top of the listings. Jake Schwartz and Julien Martini each have over 117K, with the American marginally besting the Frenchman

Two Brits cashed - Gerald Ringe in 26th for just over $5K and Benny Glaser 4 places and $918 better off.


Event 7 - $400 WSOP.com Online NLH, 1 Day Event, 2825 entrants


It's an online event confined to those in Nevada and New Jersey, with one of the East Coast contingent taking the tournament in the guise of Yong Keun Kown ("LuckySpewy1")

Most of the cashers were of course almost anonymous, but lurking in there was one Phil Hellmuth who self-identified as "lumestackin" partway through and battled through all the way to the FT to pad his lead in career FTs and cashes. The Poker Brat went out in 5th spot.

A few other well-known players cashed, including Allen Kessler and James Obst.


Event 8 - $10K Short Deck NLH, Day 1 of 4, 61 entries so far


A new format for the WSOP with all the cards from 2-5 removed from the deck leaving just 36 cards. The revised distribution means that in this format, flushes beat full houses.

Late reg will close partway through Day 2, but 61 entries have been recorded so far (maybe including a few re-entries)

I don't know much about this game, but apparently Gabe Patgorski does as he's well renowned playing short deck online. He holds the chip lead ahead of Alex Epstein and Anson Tsang

With just 18 players remaining, there may well some value for well-rolled players joining the field on Day 2.

The only British player shown as playing was Patrick Leonard but he had been knocked out well before the end of the day.


To start today

Event 9 - $600 NLH Deepstack, 2 Day Event, $500K guaranteed prize pool

Event 10 - $1500 Dealers Choice, 3 Day Event

Event 11 - $5K NLH, 4 Day Event

Plus Day 2D of the Big 50

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2 hours ago, Hacko 1 said:

Love this info, cheers for your time on it

No problem at all, and it's literally taking me the minute it does to quote/check it before posting here.

A guy at another forum is passing it on every day for the members there, and I'll pass the thanks on 🙂

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@Marky147 don't know your history but you are clearly into your poker. Do you play in the live tourneys?

Who would be you favourite of the pros?

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3 hours ago, Jok3st3r said:

@Marky147 don't know your history but you are clearly into your poker. Do you play in the live tourneys?

Who would be you favourite of the pros?

I don't as much anymore, but played for a living for 4-5 years before I got MS and the Dr told me to get a normal job, lol. Just as well, because it was starting to get tougher, and I was far too lazy to put the work in to keep up with the incoming wizards 😋

I used to play a lot, and in 2006/7 I spent most of the year travelling around playing the live circuit, but then went back to playing more online for the following few years.

I go to Vegas every summer during the WSOP, and do my bit to keep the poker economy afloat. Go to a couple of the Sky Poker Tour evens over here as well, just to catch up with Tikay and Channing, who I've known since I got into poker ~15 years ago.

Gus is probably my favourite, because he's a degen 🙂

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@Marky147 thought is was probably Gus, he's one of my favs too. Really liked watching the cash games online, they always looked scary but fun times for them all. 

Playing for a living is pretty impressive, shame you couldnt carry it on but nice you're still involved. Thanks for the response. 😀

 

 

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Event 3 - $500 Big 50 NLH, 4 Days, Day 2C in play


Things are beginning to sort themselves out as there is just one more Day 2 to play before the whole field converges for Day 3.

Saya Ono was all-in and covered on the bubble, but she had the second nut straight so she was not too concerned while other all-ins were played out, and she progressed from there to be the Day 2C chip leader. She has less than Day 2B leader Jerald Williamson, but her 3.8 million chips are a decent start on acquiring the over 1 billion chips that will be in play.

Not far behind Ono is Dorset's Ben Dobson and another Brit is also inside the top 10, Samuel Welbourne (the WSOP have him from Cittcehampton which I think may be Chittlehampton or more likely Littlehampton. Along with those two, Sergi Reixach, Kevin Houghton, Kenneth Broad and Sam Razavi made Day 3.

A few players I've noted before in these updates over the years are also through - Ari Engel, Matt Stout and Eric Baldwin spring to mind.


Event 5 - $50K High Roller NLH, Day 3 of 4, 110 entries

BRITISH BRACELET ALERT


Hopefully the first of many, it's a first UK bracelet and a first for 27-year old Ben Heath from Sussex. He was the only non-bracelet holder on the FT of 6, but he's corrected that omission from his poker CV (oh and by the way he collects almost a million and a half dollars)

Andrew Lichtenberger was the defeated heads-up opponent while Sam Soverel ended up in third.

The elimination of 4th placed Dmitry Yurasov was a little controversial. I don't like lifting things directly from the WSOP official site, but can't really avoid it here:

"With Soverel and Yurasov on equal stacks of twenty-five big blinds each, the former opened for a min-raise. Yurasov shoved all in, and Lichtenberger got out of the way from the small blind.

Heath in the big blind, though, asked for a count and contemplated his next action for a bit. With the tournament utilizing a shot clock, Heath was soon out of time, and he tossed in a small red time bank card to gain thirty more seconds to act. Soverel, still in the hand as the initial raiser, wasn't paying attention and tossed his cards in the muck right away, seemingly registering Heath's time bank card as either a muck of his cards or a call with a single chip. Now, not facing Soverel anymore, Heath instantly called.

To say that Yurasov wasn't happy is pointing out the obvious. Yurasov showed ace-ten of diamonds and lost to Ben Heath's ace-queen of hearts."

Event 6 - $2500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw, Day 3 of 3, 296 entries


Dan Zack is a man after my own heart. He nursed a short stack for most of the last two days before coming to the FT, having less than 2 Big Bets not just once but twice. He exhibited true Barnacle style and kept up hanging on while others were eliminated and once he made the FT, surged through the field to win the bracelet.

He has previously made 7 FTs but this was by far his biggest WSOP cash ($160K) besting the $97K he got for 4th in an on-line bracelet event two years ago.

It was an all-American FT, Sumir Mathur and Brayden Gazlay ending up 2nd and 3rd.


Event 8 - $10K Short Deck NLH, Day 2 of 3, 61 entries so far


The pace of play has meant that this has been changed from a 4-day event to a 3-day one.

I mentioned yesterday that there may be value for late regging this with so few players making it through from Day 1, well 53 did just that almost doubling the size of the field.

Chance Kornuth made the FT of the High Roller, but lasted just three hands (losing them all) before leaping in this event, and that proved to be a wise decision as he is the Day 2 chip leader.

7 player remain, 3 of them of Asian heritage - Yong Wang, Thai Ha, Anson Tsang (both Yong & Thai cashed in the other $10K event played so far, Event 2) and Jiaxiu Liu was the 8th placed finisher.


Event 9 - $600 NLH Deepstack, 2 Day Event, $500K guaranteed prize pool

Yes, it's a deepstack but it's also a Turbo as they played 20 levels on Day 1 and only 582 of the 6151 players needs bags at the end of the evening.

The Day 1 Leader is Canadian player Paul Dhaliwal who finished in the Top 60 of the 2017 Main Event, ahead of Michael Morhaime and David Elet.

Ylon Schwartz (4th 2007 Main Event) has made Day 2, as has the omnipresent Daniel Negreanu and 8-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel.

Robert Cowen is top Brit, ahead of Calin Trif, Florian Duta, Andrew Hills, Jamie Geraghty and Richard Hasnip.

With nearly 600 players left, even given the Turbo nature of the event, I wouldn't have been surprised if a Day 3 is needed.


Event 10 - $1500 Dealers Choice, Day 1 of 3, 470 entrants


470 may not seem a huge field for a $1500 event, but it is a record for this event so it seems that mixed-games (this one includes 20 variants) are becoming more popular.

Danny Noam was the leader for most of the day but was overtaken late on by Jim Collopy.

Some well known players involved include Robert Mizrachi, Dan Shak, Chris Ferguson (boo), Max Pescatori, Eli Elezra and previous Dealers Choice bracelet winner Quinn Do.

For the UK, I can see 4 names, most of them very familiar by now - Benny Glaser, Mel Judah, William Mitchell and Patrick Leonard.

Event 11 - $5K NLH, Day 1 of 4, 343 entrants so far

A straight-forward NLH event with no gimmicks. Late reg is open for 4 more levels so that field size will doubtless increase.

Dan Smith leads 137 who have made it through to Day 2 the hard way, but with British players having a good day it's good to see Simon Deadman in second place.

Actually it's quite a decent GB contingent including Niall Farrell, Javier Fernandez, Chris Moorman, Ben Heath (fresh from winning the High Roller earlier on) and Daniel Tang.


To start today

Event 12 - $1000 NLH Super Turbo Bounty, 1 Day Event

Event 13 - $1500 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw, 3 Day Event


Plus Day 2D of the Big 50.

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1 hour ago, Jok3st3r said:

@Marky147 thought is was probably Gus, he's one of my favs too. Really liked watching the cash games online, they always looked scary but fun times for them all. 

Playing for a living is pretty impressive, shame you couldnt carry it on but nice you're still involved. Thanks for the response. 😀

 

 

Very funny guy, though you'd probably call him more a pro gambler, than poker player nowadays, and he's the 2nd biggest loser online of all time, lol. I used to love watching them back in the railheaven days. Good times!

Was certainly great fun, but it was more to do with how bad everyone else was, rather than me being really good😂

Keeping the pros afloat nowadays, with my annual donations to a few comps every summer.

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22 hours ago, Marky147 said:

Keeping the pros afloat nowadays, with my annual donations to a few comps every summer.

Are you saying you take part?... well I will be hoping some of them pros and non pros, start lining your pockets 🤑

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2 hours ago, Jok3st3r said:

Are you saying you take part?... well I will be hoping some of them pros and non pros, start lining your pockets 🤑

I usually play a few comps, but more in the $300-1000 range around Vegas. I played the main event back in 2006 when I was playing for a living, but just the once. I've played the monster stack a few times in the last 4/5 years, but no dice.

I usually spend 2 weeks downtown, and 2 weeks on the strip, but this year I'm staying totally on the strip, as I'm playing a fair few tourneys during the trip.

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Vegas 2019

24-06 @ 11:00 - $570  WPT 500        (Aria)
25-06 @ 11:00 - $600  Deepstack     (Rio)        Registered
27-06 @ 10:00 - $400  Coloss 1b     (Rio)        Registered
29-06 @ 10:00 - $888  Crazy Eights    (Rio)
01-07 @ 11:00 - $1000 Mini Main     (Rio)
02-07 @ 12:10 - $600  Monsterstack 1b    (Ven) 
08-07 @ 11:00 - $1111 1drop        (Rio)

 

Those are the comps I'm going to play this summer, and have sold 1/2 of myself to some mates. I'm too loose with my own money, and get DGAF syndrome too often 🤡

Selling some means I'm obligated to take it more seriously, and helps me focus. I don't mind burning my money, but won't do it if others are also invested.
 

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Good luck mate 

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7 minutes ago, Marky147 said:


Vegas 2019

24-06 @ 11:00 - $570  WPT 500        (Aria)
25-06 @ 11:00 - $600  Deepstack     (Rio)        Registered
27-06 @ 10:00 - $400  Coloss 1b     (Rio)        Registered
29-06 @ 10:00 - $888  Crazy Eights    (Rio)
01-07 @ 11:00 - $1000 Mini Main     (Rio)
02-07 @ 12:10 - $600  Monsterstack 1b    (Ven) 
08-07 @ 11:00 - $1111 1drop        (Rio)

 

Those are the comps I'm going to play this summer, and have sold 1/2 of myself to some mates. I'm too loose with my own money, and get DGAF syndrome too often 🤡

Selling some means I'm obligated to take it more seriously, and helps me focus. I don't mind burning my money, but won't do it if others are also invested.
 

Wow... seriously, good luck. Keep us updated.

Next year you should get @Rocknrolla on board with this or some of it at least. Surely a year is enough time to make that happen! 

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