Anthony Zinno Leads Final 12 in $25K Pot Limit Omaha High Roller

Day 25 of the 2015 World Series of Poker was a rare day with just one bracelet up for grabs. The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller rolled in to Day 2 and the $1,111 Little One for One Drop ran two flights with unlimited re-entry for the first six levels.

Takahiro Nakai called off his tournament life with ace-queen high on the last hand of Day 3 and held, giving him a 10-to-1 chiplead going into Day 4 of Event 57 against Mel Wiener. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

Takahiro Nakai called off his tournament life with ace-queen high on the last hand of Day 3 and held, giving him a 10-to-1 chiplead going into Day 4 of Event 57 against Mel Wiener. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

Nakai and Wiener Return for Day 4 in $1,000 No Limit Hold’em

Three days wasn’t long for the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event to finish with nearly 2,500 entrants. After 11 levels of action Takahiro Nakai and Melvin Wiener return for a fourth day to play for the bracelet.

Nakai holds an overwhelming chiplead with 11.1 million to Wiener’s 1.3 million. The back-and-forth heads-up match came to a tipping point when Wiener avoided elimination with pocket aces against pocket threes. The board ran T 5 3 A 9 and Wiener stayed alive.

Then on the final hand of the night they went to raised flop of J T 3 flop. Nakai led out, Wiener shoved and Nakai called holding A Q. Nakai tabled A 8 and needed a spade to end the tournament. The board finished 2 3 and the play clock struck zero.

They’ll return at 1 p.m. to play for the bracelet and a healthy chunk of money.

Results

  1. N/A – $399,039
  2. N/A – $248,034
  3. Paul Vas Nunes – $175,559
  4. Glenn Lafaye – $126,612
  5. Jonas Lauck – $92,453
  6. Robert Pitz – $68,317
  7. David Martinexcano – $51,103
  8. Frederico Dabus – $38,676
  9. Barry Schultz – $29,619

37 Players Remain for $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Day 3

The giant field of 2,155 players was trimmed to 37 players for Day 3. It’s a long shot to finish Wednesday and Guillano Bendinelli topped the counts with 1,551,000.

2006 WSOP Main Event Champ Jamie Gold was second in chips as the only other player over a million. Ari Engel, Harrison Gimbel and Joe Kuether all bagged up top ten stacks.B

Big pay jumps may slow Day 3’s progression with and $30,000 difference between busting first and making the final table.

Chip Counts

  1. Guillano Bedinelli – 1,551,000
  2. Jamie Gold – 1,067,000
  3. Jesse Yaginuma – 773,000
  4. Aurelien Guiglini – 734,000
  5. Luis Freitas – 711,000
  6. Ari Engel – 673,000
  7. Harrison Gimbel – 645,000
  8. Joe Kuether – 598,000
  9. Alex Lindop – 587,000
  10. Haixia Zhang – 580,000
Anthony Zinno, just a day removed from playing the final table of the One Drop High Roller, has the chiplead going into Day 3 of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

Anthony Zinno, just a day removed from playing the final table of the One Drop High Roller, has the chiplead going into Day 3 of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller. (Tim Fiorvanti photo)

Anthony Zinno Leads $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha

Day 2 of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller has a dozen players heading towards Day 3 with Anthony Zinno leading the field with 2.46 million.

Alexander Kostritsyn bagged up 1.8 million, Shaun Deeb with 942,000 and Christian Harder has 676,000. Ismael Bojang is heading into his third $10,000 plus event Day 3. Talal Shakerchi returns with a short stack.

Zinno made four final tables this Series – the High Roller for One Drop, the $10,000 Limit Hold’em and Omaha Hi-Lo Championships and a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight Max.

Shaun Deeb’s gunning for his second bracelet of the summer and fourth cash in a $10,000 event or higher.

The field topped out at 175 entrants and players could get in before the start of Day 2. The combined for $4,156,250 prizepool divided between the top 24 finishers. The min-cash comes in at $40,357, a trip to the final table locks up six-figures ($112,675) and the winner walks with a cool $1,122,196.

Chip Counts

  1. Anthony Zinno – 2,460,000
  2. Juha Helppi – 2,214,000
  3. Alexander Kostritsyn – 1,812,000
  4. Michael Ferrell – 1,488,000
  5. Shaun Deeb – 942,000
  6. Stian Usterud – 833,000
  7. Pakinai Lisawad – 700,000
  8. Christian Harder – 676,000
  9. Christopher Santora – 576,000
  10. Ismael Bojang – 562,000
  11. Talal Shakerchi – 457,000
  12. Troy Burkholder – 411,000

Big Field for $1,111 Little One for One Drop

Flight A of the had 523 players survive the insanity and Flight B numbers, counts and prizepool information was not available. NIck Yunis leads the field from Day 1A with 173,200.

Barry Hutter Xuan Liu, Taylor Paur and Dominik Panka bagged up well above average. The Day 2 restart looks to have about 1,200 players.

Day 1A Chip Counts

  1. Nick Yunis – 173,200
  2. Bao Nguyen – 153,800
  3. Craig McCorkell – 145,100
  4. Dana Karlson – 138,700
  5. Todd Strickland – 134,300
  6. Carlos Chang – 133,500
  7. Harry Charalambous – 130,100
  8. Raghav Bansal – 128,100
  9. Jed Hoffman – 122,400
  10. Jonathan Little – 122,000

Looking Ahead

Wednesday has two new events scheduled, for the noon crowd there is the $1,500 Bounty No Limit Hold’em. Each elimination earns a player a $500 bounty. The 4 p.m. crowd has the $10,000 HORSE Championship event to play.

The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller final is scheduled for the ESPN Feature Stage and live web stream.

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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join PokerNews.com. After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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