2018 WSOP $1,000 Big Blind Ante Turbo No-Limit Holdem Won by Mario Pratas Garcia

Mario Pratas Garcia has won the $1000 No Limit Holdem Turbo Big Blind tournament at the 2018 World Series of Poker. He triumphed over a field of 1,712 players and in turbo fashion – two days – took home a gold bracelet and $285,255 for his efforts.
The big blind ante format is a new format that has the big blind posting the blinds for the entire table. Its supporters say it makes tournament play go faster. However, those against it say during a low stack period, posting the big blind can wipe out a players’ chip stack. Most people who play agree it makes the game go faster.
The second day started with 41 players. Prats Garcia was in 8th place. In just several hours, the table whittled down to the final table. At the final table Prats Garcia had a 7 to 1 chip lead so it wasn’t really a big contest. Matthew Hunt went all-in and lost with a straight against Prats Garcia’s flush. Hunt took home $159,532 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Mario Prats Garcia $258,255
2 Matthew Hunt $159,532
3 Sebastian Dornbracht $114,909
4 Michael Wang $83,663
5 Mark Schluter $61,580
6 Gregory Worner $45,828
7 DJ MacKinnon $34,486
8 Martin Staszko $26,245
9 Lander Lijo $20,202

Matthew Mendez Wins 2018 WSOP $565 Online Pot-Limit Omaha Event
Online poker has made its way to the WSOP and Matthew Mendez has won the $565 Online Pot Limit Omaha event. He’s the first player to win an online event from outside Nevada.
He went heads up against Hungarian Marton Czuczor. In the end a straight was his game winning hand. Czuczor took home $82,865 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Matthew Mendez $135,077
2 Marton Czuczor $82,865
3 Anthony Zinno $57,299
4 Alex Smith $40,256
5 Ankush Mandavia $28,745
6 Ao Chen $20,859

Shaun Deeb Wins 2018 WSOP $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Event
The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max at the 2018 WSOP was won by Shaun Deeb. There were 230 players who put up a whopping $25,000 buy-in for the event. He won his third gold bracelet and a whopping $1,402,683 for the first place finish. The live poker earnings for Deeb soared after this finish to nearly $6 million dollars.
The final table was evenly stacked but that changed with Deeb knocked out Jason Koon to take the lead. Later, Deeb got a straight against James Calderaro and sent him packing. Deeb’s final great hand was in heads up against Ben Yu. Deeb won with aces and deuces.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Shaun Deeb $1,402,683
2 Ben Yu $866,924
3 Scotty Nguyen $592,875
4 James Calderaro $414,134
5 Jason Koon $295,606
6 Ryan Tosoc $215,718
7 David Benyamine $161,020
8 Bogdan Capitan $123,004

2018 WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Holdem Event Won by Timur Margolin
Timur Margolin, a 34 year old Israeli, has won the $2500 No Limit Holdem event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 1,248 players in the event. He takes home a gold bracelet and a whopping $507,274. The event had plenty of buzz with players like Chris Ferguson and Ryan Laplante all at the final table.
At the final table, Margolin took a major lead against Ferguson with a queen pair. Ferguson’s stack diminished after that. Margolin then knocked out Michael Marder to third place. This set up the heads up against Margolin and Ismael Bojang. Margolin’s stack was better by nearly a 3:1 margin when Margolin won with a top two pair. Bojang took second place with $313,444.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Timur Margolin $507,274
2 Ismael Bojang $313,444
3 Michael Marder $223,564
4 Chris Ferguson $161,371
5 Dylan Linde $117,894
6 Ryan Laplante $87,819
7 Jeff Hakim $65,284
8 Andre Haneberg $49,498
9 Joshua Bergman $38,009

David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Omaha/Stud Eight-Or-Better Event
The $2500 Omaha/Stud 8 or Better event at the WSOP was won by David Brookshire. There were 402 players in the event. This is a mixed game event that Brookshire, a Maryland native, has been doing well. He’s cashed recently in several tournaments playing this event including a WSOP Circuit ring, and even last week cashing for $13,861 in another Omaha/stud 8 or better event. This must greatly increase confidence going into a tournament like this.
For Brookshire, the great thing about winning is being able to use if for more tournaments.
The heads up was against Brendan Taylor. Even though at one point, Taylor had an 8:1 chip advantage, Brookshire was able to overcome the obstacle, take the lead and go on to win the event.
The final results were:
Place Player Payout
1 David Brookshire $214,291
2 Brendan Taylor $132,443
3 Daniel Ospina $89,968
4 Ian Shaw $62,331
5 Tyler Groth $44,059
6 Hani Awad $31,789
7 William Shelton $23,421
8 Eric Rodawig $17,628

Loren Klein Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Loren Klein wins the World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. He gets his third gold bracelet and a little over $1 million dollars for the grand prize. This is is fifth WSOP final table in Pot Limit Omaha.
The final day, Klein was third in chip position. But he knocked out Scott Bohlman for a huge chip stack addition. Klein then knocked out Ryan Hughes. The final hand was with Rep Porter who went all-in with a king pair only to be outdone with an ace pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Loren Klein $1,018,336
2 Rep Porter $629,378
3 Brandon Shack-Harris $433,259
4 Jerry Wong $303,491
5 Ryan Hughes $216,391
6 Scott Bohlman $157,097
7 Mike Leah $116,166
8 Alexey Makarov $87,522

Jay Kwon Wins WSOP 2018 $1,500 Razz Event
Jay Kwon has won the 2018 Razz $1500 event at the WSOP. There were 389 players with pool of $525,150. Kwon took the bracelet and $125,431 grand prize. He defeated Poland’s top poker money man Dzmitry Urbanovich.
There are only two razz events on the WSOP schedule and it’s not as popular as the favorite no limit holdem.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Payout
1 Jay Kwon $125,431
2 Dzmitry Urbanovich $77,526
3 Adam Owen $52,536
4 Michael McKenna $36,234
5 Kevin Iacofano $25,637
6 Thomas Taylor $18,477
7 Jeffrey Mitseff $13,605
8 Jeanne David $10,240

Fahrintaj Bonyadi Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Super Senior’s No Limit Holdem Event

One of the oldest players to ever win a title took home th $1000 Super Senior event at the 2018 WSOP. From a field of 2,191 players, the action led to this 83 year old mother of poker pro Farzad Bonyadi. This is the first mother son duo to win WSOP titles. Farzad Bonyadi is a three time bracelet winner. She also won $311,451 for the event. To join the tournament, players need to be 60 years of age and up.
Believe it or not, she entered the final table in seventh position. She outlasted them all and won in heads up play against Robert Beach with a nine pair.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Farhintaj Bonyadi $311,451
2 Robert Beach $192,397
3 Paul Lee $140,273
4 Linda Iwaniak $103,215
5 Russell Sutton $76,655
6 Alan Denkenson $57,465
7 Charles Thompson $43,489
8 Neil Henley $33,227
9 William Fogel $25,633

2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 Seven Card Stud Event Won by Yaniv Birman

In a final table with four WSOP bracelet winners a player must be focused. But that was what Yaniv Birman was when he won the Seven Card Stud event and his first gold bracelet. Not only did he triumph over several bracelet winners, but also two previous two time winners, Ben Yu and Jesse Martin. For his effort, he wins $236,238 and his first gold bracelet.
Yaniv Birman outlasted a tough final table to win the 2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 seven card stud event, earning $236,238 and his first gold bracelet in the process. The 35-year-old business owner from Los Angeles, California had to overcome four WSOP bracelet winners at the final table, including two two-time winners in Jesse Martin and Ben Yu.
There were 83 players who created a $780.200 prize pool. His winning hand was a pair of nines against a pair of threes from Jesse Martin.
The top results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Yaniv Birman $236,238
2 Jesse Martin $146,006
3 Ben Yu $99,340
4 Lee Salem $69,928
5 Matt Grapenthien $50,669
6 James Obst $37,904
7 Joseph Cappello $29,306
8 Lars Gronning $23,443

Double Stack $1,000 No Limit Holdem Event Won by Robert Peacock at the 2018 WSOP
No pun intended but players flocked to the double stack $1,000 no limit holdem event which was won by Robert Peacock. A huge pool of $5,130,000 from 5,700 entries created a massive first place prize of $644,224. Peacock also gets his first bracelet.
He entered the final table in second position and managed to hold on till heads up against. Nicholas Salimbene. He held a 2:1 chip lead over him. He sent him to rail with a king kicker.
The final results for the event were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Robert Peacock $644,224
2 Nicholas Salimbene $397,908
3 Joshua Turner $294,760
4 Jacky Wong $219,952
5 Ralph Wong $165,342
6 Daniel Eichhorn $125,215
7 James Ostrowski $95,538
8 Pfizer Jordan $73,446
9 Takao Shimizu $56,981

Preston Lee Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Event At 2018 World Series of Poker

Winning his first gold bracelet, Preston Lee has won the $1,500 No limit holdem shoot out event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 908 players with a first place prize of $236,498 in his first major title. The style of the event is the sit n’go style tournament with players who won advancing the next day and same structure the next day. It was a three day event.

The final result were:

Place Player Payout
1 Preston Lee $236,498
2 Corey Dodd $146,146
3 Anthony Reategui $105,307
4 Dylan Linde $76,829
5 Jesse Kertland $56,763
6 Young Phan $42,476
7 Royce Matheson $32,198
8 Alexander Lakhov $24,728
9 Bas de Laat $19,245

$1,500 Limit Hold’em Bracelet At 2018 World Series of Poker Won by Robert Nehorayan

The limit holdem $1500 event was won by Robert Nehorayan. It’s his first gold bracelet and he gets $173,568. His previous cashes include the 2007 WSOP main event and a win in the 206 California State Poker Championship.
He stated getting great cards helped overcome any mixed feeling about frustration.
The top finishers were:

Place Player Payout
1 Robert Nehorayan $173,568
2 Kevin Song $107,242
3 David Gee $73,860
4 Terri Evanowski $51,733
5 Michael Jex $36,860
6 Brad Albrinck $26,725
7 Oleg Chebotarev $19,723
8 Matt Russell $14,820
9 Matt Woodward $11,343

Yueqi Zhu Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Mixed Omaha Eight-or-Better Event

For nearly 20 years, Yuegi Zhu has been going to the WSOP. Finally, after 72 WSOP cashes, he has got his first gold bracelet and $211,781 in the $1500 Mixed Omaha Eight or Better event. There were 773 entries in the tournament. He thought he was the only person to have the most top three cashes without a bracelet. That is now history.
He entered the final table in fifth place and managed to maneuver himself to the first place position when Gabriel Ramos went all-in with two pair against Zhu’s straight. Ramos took home $130,850 for his effort.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Yueqi Zhu $211,781
2 Gabriel Ramos $130,850
3 Carol Fuchs $89,488
4 Matt Gregoire $62,226
5 Jon Turner $44,007
6 Peter Neff $31,662
7 Ryan Hughes $23,182
8 Nathan Gamble $17,279

Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship Title

“The Grinder” Michael Mizrachi, accomplished one of the most amazing accomplishments in poker history. He triumphed over 87 of the world’s best players to win, for the third time, the World Series of Poker $50,000 Players Championship. This brings his gold bracelet count to 4 and he gets a whopping $1,239,126 for his great run. The win also brings his poker career earnings to $16.7 million.

He won the event in 2010 as well as 2012. This is the 13th running of the event and is combination of eight poker games.

Mizrachi took the sail out Dan Smith’s chip stack playing deuce to seven triple draw cooler. Smith had his remaining chips sucked up by John Hennigan.

In heads up play, Mizrachi and Hennigan battled it out till Mizrachi raised from the button and Hennigan three-bet his raise. The flop came and Hennigan bet again and Mizrachi raised to two million chips. Hennigan bet 5.3 million chips.The flop brought flush draw for Mizrachi against straight draw for Hennigan. Mizrachi walked away with the cash, title and prestige.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Michael Mizrachi $1,239,126
2 John Hennigan $765,837
3 Dan Smith $521,782
4 Mike Leah $364,197
5 Benny Glaser $260,578
6 Aaron Katz $191,234

Hanh Tran Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball Event

Going from an extremely low chip stack to first place at the final table, Hanh Tran has won the $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Lowball event at the 2018 WSOP. This is the Austrian’s first gold bracelet and he also takes home $117,282. Though he most plays cash games, this is the largest cash of his poker career.
Tran outlasted a field that included Brian Hasting, who was unable to pull it off and took the fifth place prize.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Hanh Tran $117,282
2 Oscar Johansson $72,471
3 David Prociak $46,749
4 Cody Wagner $30,926
5 Brian Hastings $21,021
6 Yong Wang $14,687

WSOP Marathon Event Won by Michael Addamo
The WSOP Marathon event, a five day tournament, concluded with Australian, Michael Addamo, taking a bracelet and first place. There were 1,637 players for the $2620 buy-in event. The 23 year old took home $653,581.
Addamo now living in Thailand due to Australia’s online poker ban, has nearly $2 million in live tournament winnings. His previous best cash was $197, 971 in the PokerStars Championship Macau.
The final results were:
Place Player Payout
1 Michael Addamo $653,581
2 Mark Sleet $403,870
3 Bart Lybaert $290,315
4 Taylor Paur $210,995
5 Martin Jacobson $155,062
6 Ying Chan $115,244
7 Anton Morgenstern $86,631
8 Cate Hall $65,875
9 Ihar Soika $50,678

$3,000 Six-Max No-Limit Holdem Event Won by Gal Yifrach at the WSOP 2018
Los Angeles business man, Gal Yifrach, won the $3000 Six-max No Limit Holdem event. He dominated over a field of 868 players. He secured a gold bracelet and $461,798. This is the largest cash of his career. Last year he won nearly $100,000 in the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino event.
The tournament was cut short a day when the players agreed to end it with Yifrach in first place. By that time, his chip lead was astounding.
The final result were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Gal Yifrach $461,798
2 James Mackey $285,377
3 Gary Hasson $193,716
4 Aaron Mermelstein $133,731
5 Darren Rabinowitz $93,917
6 Ana Marquez $67,116

Ryan Bambrick Wins $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Event at the 2018 WSOP
The $1500 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2018 WSOP was won by Ryan Bambrick. He triumphed over a field of 799 players to take home the gold bracelet and $217,123. Though he’s played online for 15 years part time, he decided to give it go and play full time. This is his fourth cash at this year’s WSOP and first final table finish.
He started out as chip leader on the final day and was able to pull it off continuing his climb to the top.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ryan Bambrick $217,123
2 Sampo Ryynanen $134,138
3 Tim McDermott $93,639
4 Phil Riley $66,342
5 Jared Ingles $47,713
6 Jody Fayant $34,843
7 Daniel Woolard $25,841
8 Randy White $19,469
9 Pushpinder Singh $14,904

2018 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Event Won by Steve Albini
Musician Steve Albini has won the 2018 WSOP Seven Card Stud event. He gets a bracelet and $105,629. The field had 310 entries with poker heavy weights like Chris Ferguson, Frankie O’dell and Jeffrey Lisandro among others.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Steven Albini $105,629 480
2 Jeffrey Lisandro $65,282
3 Katherine Fleck $43,765
4 Chris Ferguson $29,999
5 Frankie O’Dell $21,035
6 Paul Sexton $15,096
7 Michael Moore $11,095
8 Esther Rossi $8,355

Matthew Davis Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 No Limit Holdem Seniors Event
A record setting crowd of 5,918 set the tone to a great senior event with Matthew Davis winning the top prize. The pool was $5,326,200 and Davis, a professor, took home the $662,676 along with a gold bracelet. For the event, players have to be 50 and over. Get that 50, FIFTY, and over.
The final day saw Davis jump into the lead by knocking out Bill Bennett. He battled it out with Bill Stabler for a while but then regained his lead and took it all the way to the bank.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Matthew Davis $662,676
2 Bill Stabler $409,387
3 Scott Hamilton-Hill $303,807
4 Gary Friedlander $227,072
5 Bill Bennett $170,944
6 Rachel Delatorre $129,626
7 Frank Berry $99,015
8 Joe Schulman $76,191
9 Thad Smith $59,074

$10,000 Deuce to Seven Lowball Event Won by Brian Rast at the 2018 WSOP

Poker pro has done two things. First, he won the $10,000 Deuce to Lowball event. Secondly, he has joined the likes of poker greats Amarillo Slim, Bobby Baldwin and others who have four WSOP bracelets. In this event, he won over a field of 95 players. Even in the event, poker legend Doyle Brunson, who made final table, himself played. The first place finish reaps a $259,670.
The final day of the event had Rast in 4th place with 11 remaining players. Rast eliminated John Hennigan and then Doyle Brunson. Rast has stated he only plays with the best. This is often a key to success and becoming the best. Play with the best.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Brian Rast $259,670
2 Michael Wattel $160,489
3 Dario Sammartino $114,023
4 James Alexander $81,986
5 Shawn Sheikhan $59,669
6 Doyle Brunson $43,963
7 John Hennigan $32,796

Arne Kern Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event

The Millionaire Maker event at the WSOP is a coveted event due to the low entry and huge reward. This event had 7,361 entries with a prize pool of $9,937,350. It was the third largest field in the history of the event. Arne Kern, a German poker player, took it down with a first place finish, bracelet, and $1,173,223.
The four day event had plenty of well known players like Joe Mckeehen, Manig Loeser, Ralph Massey among others. McKeehen took the lead for part of the day but at the final table Kern and Sam Razavi won key hands that propelled both of them to the top. McKeehen, having lost a fair amount of chips, was just left with some big blinds and elimated in 3rd place. But this being his seventh final table for the year moves McKeehen into 5th place for the year. He also took home $538,276.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Arne Kern $1,173,223
2 Sam Razavi $724,756
3 Joseph McKeehen $538,276
4 Michael Souza $402,614
5 Justin Liberto $303,294
6 Manuel Ruivo $230,120
7 Barny Boatman $175,865
8 Ralph Massey $135,383
9 Sean Marshall $104,987

Benjamin Dobson Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Eight-or-Better Event

British poker pro Benjamin Dobson has won the $1500 Seven Card Stud Eight or Better event at the WSOP 2018. There were a total of 596 players. For his efforts, he takes home $173,528 and his first gold bracelet.
He scored big at several key parts of the event with great pots.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Benjamin Dobson $173,528
2 Timothy Finne $107,243
3 Jesse Martin $74,324
4 Richard Monroe $52,359
5 Tom McCormick $37,504
6 James Nelson $27,321
7 Georgios Sotiropo $20,248
8 Peter Brownstein $15,271

Filippos Stavrakis Wins $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event at the 2018 WSOP
From a field of 986 players, Filippos Stavrakis has won the $1000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at 2018 WSOP. For the win he gets his first gold bracelet and $169,842.
The event was played over several days with Stavrakis coming into the final day with the chip lead. He extended this lead till he and Jordan Siegel had taken control of the table. In the end, Stavrakis won.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Filippos Stavrakis $169,842
2 Jordan Siegel $104,924
3 Felipe Ramos $73,989
4 Clint Monfort $52,879
5 Peter Klein $38,309
6 Pascal Damois $28,137
7 Thayer Rasmussen $20,957
8 Georgios Karavokyris $15,832
9 Robert Cowen $12,133

2018 World Series of Poker $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event Won by John Hennigan
Joining the elite poker pro ranks, John Hennigan has won the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the WSOP 2018 and collects his fifth gold bracelet. Only a few players have reached five bracelets:Stu Ungar, Scotty Nguyen, and Jason Mercier among others.
The event had 166 players. For his win, he also gets $414,692. It was his 2nd final table for year.
The multi-day event had Hennigan in third place till a crucial hand of trip queens and king beat out Daniel Zack’s trip queen with a nine kicker. His scores continues with a seven card studn hand. Ultimately, Hennigan triumphed.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 John Hennigan $414,692
2 David Baker $256,297
3 Lee Salem $179,216
4 Iraj Parvizi $127,724
5 Randy Ohel $92,808
6 Albert Daher $68,783
7 Daniel Zack $52,016
8 Michael Noori $40,155

Adam Friedman Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Six-Max Event

36 year old poker pro Adam Friedman won the $10,000 Dealers’s Choice Six-Max event at the WSOP 2018. He triumphed over a field of 111 and in the process won his second gold bracelet and $293,275. His live tourney earning are almost $2.5 million.
The Dealer’s Choice event allows players to choice from a variety of poker games with variants of flops, draws and stud. Players are able to select from 20 different poker games. The prestige in winning the event comes from being considered a top all around poker player.
The final hand was stud eight or better with Friedman winning with a queens up. He played against Stuart Rutter who finished in second place taking home $181,258.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Adam Friedman $293,275
2 Stuart Rutter $181,258
3 Alexey Makarov $127,487
4 Chris Klodnicki $90,713
5 David Baker $65,308
6 Marco Johnson $47,579

Ognyan Dimov Wins the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Six-Max No Limit Holdem Event
Ognyan Dimov has won the $1500 Six-Max NLH event at the 2018 WSOP. He is the third Bulgarian to ever win a title. This is his first gold bracelet and he takes this along with the $378,743 first place prize. He is 2/3 of the way to winning poker’s triple crown.
Dimov quickly knocked out players on his way to winning the title at the final table.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Ognyan Dimov $378,743
2 Antonio Barbato $233,992
3 Nick Schulman $163,785
4 Ryan D’Angelo $116,118
5 Joey Weissman $83,396
6 Yue Du $60,686

Craig Varnell Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $565 Pot-limit Omaha Event
Triumphant over a field of 2419 players, Craig Varnell has won the $565 Pot limit Omaha event at the WSOP. For his efforts he takes home $181m790 and a gold bracelet. It’s his third final table finish.
He took chip lead after knocking out Jonathan Duhamel in the final table. With over 75 percent of the chips in play he took on Maxime Heroux. His lead only increased after that ultimately winning over Seth Zimmerman. His winning hand was a straight up.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Craig Varnell $181,790
2 Seth Zimmerman $112,347
3 Omar Mehmood $81,852
4 Maxime Heroux $60,190
5 Christopher Trang $44,677
6 Jonathan Duhamel $33,477
7 Shaome Yang $25,325
8 Jason Lipiner $19,344
9 Ilian Li $14,920

Jeremy Wien Wins $5000 No Limit Holdem Big Blind Ante Event
Winning over a field of 518 players, Jeremy Wien has won the WSOP $5000 NHL Big Blind Ante event. Wien, a derivatives trader from Mt. Kisco, NY gets his first gold bracelet and $537,710. It’s his first final table though he’s had several cashes. He did say he had a bracelet ceremony planned in his head. This gives some insight into a type of strategy called visualization. See yourself in a ceremony speech is like meditation towards the goal.
Laka lead for most of the day with Wien in second place but heads up against Wien, Laka yielded to second place.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jeremy Wien $537,710
2 David Laka $332,328
3 Eric Blair $228,307
4 Jake Schindler $159,575
5 John Amato $113,510
6 Shawn Buchanan $82,199
7 David Peters $60,618
8 Richard Tuhrim $45,538
9 Patrick Truong $34,862

Philip Long Wins the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,500 Eight-game Mixed Event
Winning his first gold bracelet and $147,348, Phillip Long has won the Eight-game Mixed event at the 2018 WSOP. There were many notables in the event including Daniel Negreanu and John Racener among others. There were 481 entrants.
Mixed event poker games are a benchmark in deciding if a player is a great all around player. Many poker pros play these events for the prestige in winning such an event.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Philip Long $147,348
2 Kevin Malis $91,042
3 Daniel Negreanu $59,788
4 John Racener $40,151
5 Per Hildebrand $27,587
6 Nicholas Derke $19,404

Roberly Felicio Wins Colossus Poker Tourney at 2018 WSOP

Brazilian restaurant owner, Roberly Felicio has won the Colossus. The tournament had a 565 buy-in and for his work, he took home $1 million dollars. He defeated Sang Liu. He previous won in last year’s Monster Stack. This tournament was also notable since Phil Ivey made his return and cashed in the tournament too.
The Colossus entries at 13,000 is the lowest turn out for the event since it started three years ago.
The results are:
Place Player Payout
1 Roberly Felicio $1,000,000
2 Sang Liu $500,000
3 Joel Wurtzel $300,000
4 Scott Margereson $220,040
5 Tim Miles $166,091
6 Song Choe $126,158
7 Gunther Dumsky $96,431
8 John Racener $74,178
9 Steven Jones $57,425

Andrey Zhigalov Wins H.O.R.S.E. $1500 Event at WSOP
Russian accountant Andry Zhigalov has won the H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2018 WSOP. In doing so, he wins his first gold bracelet and over $200,000 for the first place finish. He defeated a field of over 700 players.
He prefers mixed games and has had several cashes in mixed events but this is his largest to date.
Amazingly, he came back from being short stacked to taking a huge lead.
The final results were:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Andrey Zhigalov $202,787
2 Tim Frazin $125,336
3 Bradley Smith $87,769
4 Matt Woodward $62,379
5 Nicholas Derke $45,006
6 Sandeep Vasudevan $32,971
7 Scott Clements $24,531
8 J.W. Smith $18,541

Justin Bonomo Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship
Justin Bonomo Wins $10,000 Heads Up NHL Event at 2018 WSOP. Taking home his second bracelet and over $185,000 is just another notch on his belt for the year. He came to the final match with a 7:1 chip lead and pummelled runner up Jason McConnon. McConnon took home $115,000 for his efforts.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
Champion Justin Bonomo $185,965
Finalist Jason McConnon $114,933
Semi-Finalist Juan Dominguez $73,179
Semi-Finalist Martijn Gerrits $73,179
Quarter-Finalist Jan Eric Schwippert $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Mark McGovern $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Nicolai Morris $31,086
Quarter-Finalist Kahle Burns $31,086

Justin Bonomo is on a roll this year. He’s moved into third place on the money list. This year he added nearly $15 million dollars to his bottom line. He recently cashed for $5 million in the Super High Roller Bowl and $4.8 million in the Super High Roller Bowl China. His live event total is over $32 million dollars and sure to increase at his age of 32.

Benjamin Moon Wins 2018 WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Big Blind Ante Event
San Diego poker pro Benjamin Moon won the $1500 NHL Big Blind Ante. The big blind ante format is the new approach to poker tournaments. In the betting, the big blind puts up the ante for all players. In theory it saves time as someone with a low chip stack would put in some rounds all of their chips when it’s their turn at big blind. No waiting for that ace pair with this format. That is the criticism of the format. Those with weak cards would have to use their chips in any case and not hold on to to a small stack in hopes of something better.
Nonetheless, Moon won over field of 1300 players. He takes home $315,000. He also gets his first bracelet. Though new at the WSOP, the big blind ante format is de riguer in Los Angeles and San Diego where Moon plays regularly. He says it does in fact play faster.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Benjamin Moon $315,346
2 Romain Lewis $194,837
3 Colin Robinson $138,938
4 Steven Snyder $100,268
5 Nhathanh Nguyen $73,242
6 Bohdan Slyvinskyi $54,160
7 Eric Polirer $40,549
8 Raymond Ho $30,742
9 Dutch Boyd $23,605

William Reymond Wins the WSOP 2018 365 Online Event and First Bracelet

William Reymond wins 365 Online Event
French journalist William Reymond has won the 365 Online event at the 2018 WSOP. He defeated a field of nearly 3000 to claim the first gold bracelet of the WSOP and nearly $155,000. The tournament lasted a grueling 12 hours. The entry fee was a miniscule $365.

$100,000 High Roller Event

In the WSOP’s first ever $100,000 High Roller event, Nick Petrangelo has walked away with his second bracelet and first place prize of nearly $3 million dollars. There were over 100 entries. The 31 year old Massachusetts native now has nearly $15 million in lifetime earnings.
The event itself featured a who’s who of the poker world including Fedor Holz, Adrian Mateos, and Jaon Koon among other players. Petrangelo won with a two pair of aces and eights. The results are below:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Nick Petrangelo $2,910,227
2 Elio Fox $1,798,658
3 Aymon Hata $1,247,230
4 Andreas Eiler $886,793
5 Bryn Kenney $646,927
6 Stephen Chidwick $484,551
7 Jason Koon $372,894
8 Adrian Mateos $295,066
9 Fedor Holz $240,265

$1500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better Won by Julien Martini

He made “julien” of all his fellow poker players and emerged to win the $1500 Omaha 8 or better event. Though, originally scheduled for 3 days it hadn’t finished and a 4th day added. The field of 911 players “prophetic” were eliminated bust by bust. The heads up came down to Kate Hoang and Julien Martini. Martini won not only nearly $240,000 but also his first bracelet. Runner up Kate Hoang took home $148,000.

Elio Fox Wins $10,000 Turbo Bounty
Elio Fox has won the $10,000 Turbo Bounty event at this years’ WSOP. He took home his second gold bracelet and nearly $400,000 for his efforts. The prize pool of $2,284,200 was split among 37 top finishers.
The final results are below:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Elio Fox $393,693
2 Adam Adler $243,323
3 Paul Volpe $169,195
4 Danny Wong $119,659
5 Charles Yohannan $86,096
6 Alex Foxen $63,042
7 David Eldridge $46,993
8 Taylor Black $35,671
9 Joseph Cada $27,582

Joe Cada Wins 2018 World Series of Poker $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout

Joe Cada, 2009 Main Event champ, has won his third gold bracelet to win the 2018 WSOP $3000 Shootout Event. He won from a field of 363 entrants including Joseph Mckeehen. For the 30 year old player it brings his winnings to nearly $11 million dollars. A nice sum for a 30 year old.
The final results are:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Joseph Cada $226,218
2 Sam Phillips $139,804
3 Joseph McKeehen $101,766
4 Jack Maskill $74,782
5 Harry Lodge $55,480
6 Ihar Soika $41,559
7 Anthony Reategui $31,435
8 Taylor Wilson $24,013
9 Joshua Turner $18,526