Michael Mizrachi wins his 5th WSOP bracelet while Stephen Song wins his first. Daniel Zack leads WSOP Player of the Year standings. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.
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A familiar name wins another bracelet, while Stephen Song wins a WSOP bracelet and the $10,000 HORSE nears a conclusion.
Michael Mizrachi made WSOP history on Thursday becoming just the 26th player in history to win his fifth bracelet, taking down the $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo over four days. Mizrachi, whose previous victories came during the 2010, 2011 (Europe), 2012 and 2018 WSOPs, ties a group of players that includes Jason Mercier, John Juanda and Stu Unger. Three of Mizrachi’s bracelets have come during the Poker Player’s Championship.
— Michael Mizrachi (@TheGrinder44) June 14, 2019
To win the title, Mizrachi defeated a field of 460 entries to win his 5th bracelet and a $142,801 first place prize.
Stephen Song was the winner of the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #28) on Thursday afternoon, taking home his first WSOP bracelet and a $341,854 first place prize. Song outlasted 2,477 opponents over three days including runner-up Scot Masters ($211,177). Bracelet winner Ryan Laplante finished in third for $154,268. Renate Kaneoya was the other player finishing with six figures ($113,712).
– Day five of the $2,620 Marathon picked up on Friday with just 16 out of the original 1,083 players remaining. Roman Korenev started the day with the chip lead as he and the remaining players seek the $477,401 first place prize.
– The http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/updates/?aid=2&grid=1622&tid=17412&dayof=7503&rr=5&curpage=2“>final seven are set for the final table of the $10,000 HORSE Championship on Day 4. Cards were dealt beginning at noon PT with Dario Sammartino holding a big chip lead. Craig Chait, Scott Clements, Greg Muller, Daniel Ospina, Mikhail Semin and Matthew Gonzalez are among the players starting the day with chips. The winner of the event is set to receive a first-place prize of $425,347.
– Day 3 of the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #30) entered a third day on Friday with Gary Bolden holding the chip lead when the action picked up at 12 PM PT. He was joined by a field of 58 players — whittled down from 1,526 — with David Halpern, the only bracelet winner left standing.
– Upeshaka De Silva, a two-time WSOP bracelet winner, began the day Friday with the chip lead in the $3,000 6-max over the remaining 20 players. Two bracelet winners began the day with chips including Kyle Cartwright and Angel Guillen.
Adilson Moraes holds the chip lead in the $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship when action got underway at 11 AM PT on Friday. As of mid-afternoon on Friday, 1107 players were left from the near-record-breaking field of 5,917. The event is open to players who are fifty years of age or older with David Pham, Joe Hachem and Greg Raymer among those who entered the tournament.
The $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (Event #33) begins Day 2 on Friday afternoon with 139 players from an original field of 467. Benny Glaser holds the lead in a field that includes Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Brian Hastings as they strive for the $144,027 first place prize.
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Poker fans hoping to catch some WSOP action can tune into PokerGo and CBS All-Access for the final table of the $10,000 beginning at 1 PM PT. On Saturday, it will be the final table of the $2,620 Marathon at 1 PM PT.
– With nearly 30 WSOP events in the books, how are the 2019 WSOP Player of Year standings holding up? Through Thursday, Daniel Zack was the clear leader, ahead of Stephen Song, John Gorsuch, Daniel Strelitz and Isaac Baron. Zack won the $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw and came in 12th during the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty. Last year Shaun Deeb won the honor after cashing 20 times, making 5 final tables and winning 2 bracelets.
– Poker News Daily’s Dan Katz takes a look a controversial hand involving Mario Ho during the $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em earlier this week.
– In case you missed it: Triton Poker is heading to London for the first time on July 31st with a record-breaking £1,050,000 buy-in Charity Event among the tournaments on the docket.
– Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Robbie Strazynski examines digital poker tables, the next generation in poker technology, which is being showcased outside the WSOP.
– In Friday’s featured Grinderschool poker training video of the day, we take a continued look at Colossos’ “Cash Games with Colossos” series. In this episode, Colossos discusses taking notes on opponents during a live play session of $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold’em shorthanded.
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– Daniel Negreanu/strong> talks about the NBA Finals while giving an update of his performance in the $3,000 No Limit 6 Max.
– Mike “The Mouth” Matusow is getting in on the WSOP vlog game with a vlog of his own, featuring scooter rides down the halls of the Rio.
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