WSOP Mid-Day: Pot-Limit Omaha and Seniors Near Final Table

Melanie Weisner has cashed in four of her first eight WSOP events this year.

Melanie Weisner has cashed in four of eight WSOP events this year.

Father’s Day at the World Series of Poker features another $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event as well as a gold bracelet awarded in the $2,500 10-Game as play ran into overtime. We may see more bracelet winners before the day is through, as the fields in the $1,000 Seniors Event and the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha try to play down to a winner.

$2,500 10-Game Six-Max

After the hard stop rule cut play short on Saturday, the final three players in the $2,500 10-Game returned to the ESPN stage to play down to a winner. Chris Lee held the lead when play began, and never relinquished his advantage as he defeated Brian Haveson heads-up to earn his first gold bracelet and $254,955.

$1,000 No Limit Hold’em

The $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event was the only new event on the schedule for Sunday. It drew a field of more than 3,144 players, but that group was quickly whittled down to around 1,000 by dinner break. The field is playing for a total prize pool of $2,829,600 paid out to the top 324 players. The winner earns a payday of $378,642.

Melanie Weisner is one of the players in the $1,000 field. She is looking for her fifth cash this Series. While she has made the money several times, her best finish so far is a 61st place showing.  Even though she has yet to make a final table, she is still confident about her chances for the second half of the Series.

“I definitely feel like in each event I cash, I’ve played really well and made very few mistakes. Obviously there’s a big component of variance on being able to achieve it repeatedly,” Weisner told BLUFF.

$3,000 Pot Limit Omaha

Sam Stein started Day 3 of the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha event as the chip leader with 25 players remaining. The field is now down to 12 and Stein has dropped to fifth, but he certainly has experience on his side with a number of NAPT, WPT, and WSOP final tables under is belt. While Stein slipped during the early stages of Day 3, another seasoned pro surged. Christian Harder is currently leading the field with 815,000 in chips. Adam Junglen, Brock Parker and Tex Barch are the other notables still in contention for some hardware.

$1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship

The third and final day of the Seniors Event is well underway.  The day began with 35 runners, but after just a couple of hours of play, only 12 remain.  The chip leader of the moment appears to be Walter Brown.

$1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Day 2 of the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em started with 362 players, but the final 297 made the money. Not surprisingly, the bubble was burst early in the action and the eliminations came quickly as less than 140 players return from their hour-long dinner break.

The unofficial chip leader is Jacob Szudera with 260,000 in chips.

$10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Championship

John Racener led the 127 Day 1 survivors to the Amazon room with expectations to make the money at 16 players by the end of ten levels of play. In early action, it’s another November Niner on top as Eric Buchman holds the lead as David Benyamine, Phil Hellmuth, Ali Eslami, and Carlos Mortensen are in the top ten as 80 players remain.

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Kevin Mathers

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