|Blinds||120,000 / 240,000|
Players Info - Day 1
Ross "Bluetang" Gottlieb jammed 395,933 from under the gun. Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian moved all in for 706,741 from the hijack and Jeff "bortzork" Miller called with the biggest stack on the button.
Ross "Bluetang" Gottlieb:
Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian:
Jeff "bortzork" Miller:
The flop came the . The turn came the and the river was the to give Miller a huge double knockout and put him on top of the chip counts.
Christina "BobbyAxelrod" Linderman raised all in for 315,262 and Jeremy "g00sebumps" Menard isolated directly to her left after he came over the top for 477,977.
Jeremy "g00sebumps" Menard:
Christina "BobbyAxelrod" Linderman:
Linderman was behind holding two overs but neither appeared on the runout ending her tournament in 31st place for $1,857.
The World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC), which was created in 2006, is considered the tournament where the best of the best take on one another and duke it out in a variety of poker games, a reflection of all-around poker skill. Imagine playing the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu five days in a row in a short-handed mixed format.
Needless to say, the hefty price tag coupled with a small, elite field created a legacy for the PPC where champions are considered among the greatest overall poker players. A quick glance at its 14-year history shows nothing but greatness among champions, from John Hennigan to Mike Gorodinsky, and with the late David "Chip" Reese as perhaps the event's most fitting inaugural winner back in 2006.
Winning once is the poker professional's dream. Winning two? You're in a league of your own. But winning the toughest event with poker's best three times? Only one man achieved that improbable feat on this day back in 2018, after winning his first two titles in 2010 and 2012: Michael Mizrachi.
The 34 remaining players are on a five-minute break.
Joseph "biueberry" Cheong raised to 40,000 from the hijack and then called the 415,066 three-bet jam Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli made from the big blind.
Tom ".BEAST." Cannuli:
Joseph "biueberry" Cheong:
Cannuli was ahead with his made hand of kings until the flop paired Cheong's ace.
The turn was no help to Cannuli as he needed a kings to stay alive but the river ended his tournament in 39th place for $1,568.