At the time this article was written, Danzer leads the WSOP POY standings by 312.57 points. To put the lead in perspective, whomever wins the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop will earn 300 points.
The $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Event was a huge success, drawing a field of 419 players, many of whom hope for its return in 2015 with a possible second event at a higher buy-in. Robert Mizrachi earned his second career bracelet, joining his brother Michael Mizrachi as the first set of brothers to win multiple WSOP bracelets.
Brandon Shack-Harris made his third final final table of the WSOP in Event 43: $1,500 Limit Hold’em. No matter the result, he’ll move back into second place in the WSOP POY race as he attempts to catch up to George Danzer.
The finals of the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Championship featured bracelet winner Sam Stein against Davide Suriano. The match lasted just 36 hands, as Suriano steamrolled Stein to win his first career bracelet, as Suriano won all but one hand that went to showdown. Stein won just 12 hands: seven with an opening raise or walk, one on the flop, four hands that went to a flop, and one at showdown.
Melissa Burr is considered a cash game player, but she’s had a successful June at the WSOP. All three of her cashes have been top 10 finishes, earning over $100,000. Burr is among four ladies leading with three cashes so far at this year’s WSOP, joined by Jamie Kerstetter, Amanda Baker and Maria Mayrinck.
One player making his tournament wins count is Brian Yoon. Less than one year after his first tournament win – the $1,111 Little One for One Drop, Yoon picked up his second tournament win and another WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed event.
Kevin Saul has wins on the World Poker Tour and WSOP Circuit, but had never made a WSOP final table until this week, finishing eighth in Event 37: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha.
Several WSOP bracelet events have gone an extra day in recent years due to the “hard stop” process put in place by the WSOP tournament staff. There was one outlier as Event 35: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed determined their winner in three days instead of the scheduled four, a WSOP first.
Sean Dempsey made the final table of the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship at the 2013 WSOP, finishing in seventh place. Dempsey made the final table of Event 39: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em, an event that went an addition day, winning over $548,000 and his first bracelet.
Perennial casher Tony Cousineau earned his biggest cash since the 2009 WSOP Europe Main Event with an eighth-place finish for $55,034 in Event 35: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Eight-Handed.
The tournament results page of Brandon Paster consists of just a few cashes, but when he does it’s usually in a Pot Limit Omaha tournament. Paster has six live cashes, five in Pot Limit Omaha tournaments including his best result by a wide margin, winning $264,400 in Event 37: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha.
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