WSOP 2017 Highlights Part 2

Upeshka De Silva Wins $3000 Shootout Event
Earning his second career bracelet, Upeshka De Silva has won the $3000 Shootout Event at the WSOP 2017 defeating a field of 369 players. This is the Texan’s second career bracelet. In 2015, he took the $1500 No Limit Hold’em event for $424,577. He has nearly $2 million in career earnings. In order to win, a player has to win at three single table tournaments.
The top finishers were:
1 Upeshka De Silva $229,923
2 Louis Helm $142,115
3 Linglin Zeng $103,449
4 Jan Schwippert $76,018
5 Olivier Busquet $56,397
6 Casey Carroll $42,246
7 John Richards $31,955
8 Mark McMillin $24,410
9 Jean Gaspard $18,832
10 Taylor Paur $14,675

Ben Zamini Wins $1500 Omaha Eight or Better Event for $238,620
Winning over a field of 905 players, Ben Zamini took down the $1500 Omaha Eight or Better Event for $238,620. This is his second bracelet. His history is awesome with $4 million in live earnings and millions more made online. In 2015, he won a bracelet and $460,640 and bracelet in the $1500 No Limit Hold’em event.
The results were:
1 Ben Zamani $238,620
2 Jared Hemingway $147,428
3 Alex Ferrari $103,471
4 Ryan Paluf $73,647
5 Gary Vick $53,171
6 Forrest Auel $38,946
7 Scott Buller $28,948
8 Martin Corpuz $21,839
9 Dustin Sitar $16,726

Thomas Pomponio Wins Colussus Event at WSOP 2017
The four day 565 buy-in event the Colussus culminated in a hefty payday for Thomas Pomponio who took home the $1 million dollar prize. His best previous win was $6,824 in 2011.
The top results were:
1 Thomas Pomponio $1,000,000
2 Taylor Black $545,430
3 John Hanna $406,474
4 Mark Babekov $305,294
5 Kent Coppock $230,564
6 Erkut Yilmaz $175,208
7 Ralph Massey $133,975
8 Matt Affleck $103,090
9 Luke Vrabel $79,827

Doug Polk Wins $111,111 WSOP One Drop High Roller Event
From a field of 130 of the top poker professionals, Doug Polk emerged winner of the $111,111 WSOP One Drop High Roller Event. This is his third bracelet. His take home for the event is $3,686,865. The event is part charity to raise awareness of the need for clean water around the world. $500,000 was raised for the charity.
The tournament was halted when markings were found on the cards but resumed afte being cleared.
The heads up came down to Polk and Bertrand Grospellier. Both had two pairs but Polk’s pair was queen and ten against Grospellier’s jack and ten.
The top results were:
1 Doug Polk $3,686,865
2 Bertrand Grospellier $2,278,657
3 Dario Sammartino $1,608,295
4 Haralabos Voulgaris $1,158,883
5 Chris Moore $852,885
6 Martin Jacobson $641,382
7 Rainer Kempe $493,089
8 Andrew Robl $387,732

Abe Mosseri Wins $10000 Omaha Eight or Better
In a most watched event, Abe Mosseri has won the $10,000 Omaha Eight or Better Event. Daniel Negreanu was his heads up opponent, making this a most watched event. It was long heads up that was rescheduled to the fourth day. The final day took only four hands for Mosseri to be declared winner. He wins his second bracelet and $388,795 in cold hard cash for his win.
Mosseri is more use to playing cash games but has won over $2 million in tournaments.
Other top finishers include John Monette and Mike Matusow.
The results are:
1 Abe Mosseri $391,313
2 Daniel Negreanu $241,851
3 Yarron Bendor $166,895
4 Fabrice Soulier $118,340
5 Ilya Dyment $85,702
6 Ray Dehkharghani $63,419
7 Anthony Zinno $47,975
8 Mike Matusow $37,120
9 John Monnette $29,391

David Pham Wins $1500 No Limit Hold’em Event
Earning his third bracelet as a poker player, David Pham has won the $1500 No Limit Hold’em Event at the WSOP 2017. His last WSOP wins were more than 10 years ago in the 2001 S.H.O.E. and 2006 No Limit Hold’em Shootout events. It was a massive win with him taking home $391,960.
The final results were:
1 David Pham $391,960
2 Jordan Young $242,160
3 Roman Korenev $174,559
4 Melissa Gillet $127,180
5 Kevin Trettin $93,667
6 Nathan Pfluger $69,741
7 Billy Rogers $52,503
8 Huihan Wu $39,969
9 Aditya Agarwal $30,773

Adrian Mateos Diaz Wins Heads Up $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Event
Becoming the youngest player to even win three bracelets, Adrian Mateos Diaz is clearly on a roll in the world of poker at age of 22. In four years, he was won over $9 million in live tournaments. His other notable finishes were the 2013 WSOP Europe for $1.4 million, and the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo 2017. For his win, Diaz takes home $336,656. His opponent in the event was 72 year old John Smith.
John Smith is a business man who owns and asphalt company in SoCal. He finished last year in the same event 2nd place and in 16th place in 2014.
The final hand saw Diaz win with a flush and straight draw.
The final results were:
Champion Adrian Mateos Diaz $336,656
Finalist John Smith $208,154
Semifinalist Charlie Carrel $112,379
Semifinalist Ryan Riess $112,379

Anthony Marquez Wins $1500 Six Max No Limit Holdem Event
Californian Anthony Marquez wins his first bracelet with his win in the $1500 Six Max No Limit Hold’em Event. The field started with 1748 entries as it wound down. His first place prize includes a bracelet and $393,273. In the final day, he knocked out 4 players as he made his way to the heads ups match against Demosthenes Kiriopoulos. Marquez won with a king kicker against Kiriopoulos pair of tens with jack kicker.
The final results were:
1 Anthony Marquez $393,273
2 Demosthenes Kiriopoulos $242,978
3 Daniel Weinman $170,477
4 Steven Buckner $121,114
5 Matt Berkey $87,141
6 Ilkin Amirov $63,506

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