Might as well wrap things up with a bang, as if a record setting ten World Series of Poker bracelets for a non-US country isn’t quite enough noise yet, the final weekend of the preliminary events is stacked with Canadians in final day (or table) contention for the last 3 bracelets that will be awarded this summer.
Yes, of course the big one, the “big kahuna” for winning the Main Event, will grace someones wrist this fall, but first things first…
We have a final table and forced Day 4 for the $1,111 “Little One For One Drop”. The last 8 players of 4,756 entries are now guaranteed more than $70,000, but are battling it out to be the first “Droplet” Champion, along with claiming a more than $663,000 score. Ontario’s Nghi Tran been a dominating force over the last few days of play and will be the biggest stack by almost a million chip lead going in.
The last $1,500 No Limit Hold’em of the 2013 WSOP, Event #60 is now down to 15 players of the 2,541 that started. Better than $609,000 will go to whomever emerges the victor, with 2 Canadians still eyeing that prize; Yongshuo Zheng and Asi Moshe are both in it to win it, sitting 6th and 10th respectively. A min-cash for those making Sunday will now be worth $27,442.
If you’ve been following along this summer, you’ll already know Mike Watson and Jonathan Duhamel have been posting some pretty decent results already, with both players cashing for more than a total of $200,000 each already. Watson is taking over Player Of the Year leader boards everywhere with all 5 of his in the money finishes so far being in the top 10, while Duhamel made yet another of the toughest final tables to reach; the $50k Poker Players Championship featuring all of the most played disciplines of the game over the years…now going into Day 3 of the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship, these gentleman both sit in the top ten once again.
They are down to 32 runners of the 386 that began and guaranteed a payday of no less than $21,081 at this point, but with Watson sitting 2nd and Duhamel in 7th to start what should be the final day of play, we are expecting them to bag much more. First place is a hefty $852,692 and both of these champions are players are ones that will be going for the win or will bust trying without a second thought. Expect this one to be hard fought.
1b of the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship is also set to get underway Sunday, with 983 players showing up for the first heat. It’s never easy to guess just how big the field will eventually swell to in this one, but we would love to hear your best guess!
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