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Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship



Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Day 3 completed

Ryan Leng Leads Final Ten Players in Poker Players Championship

MikePatrick • Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Ryan Leng
Ryan Leng

Just ten players remain, with Ryan Leng taking a solid chip lead into Day 4 of Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
Leng will bring 4,500,000 chips into Wednesday’s action, with Josh Arieh the only other player over three million (3,025,000).

Those ten players are all in the money, following a nearly 90-minute bubble that ran through the dinner break before Robert Campbell was finally eliminated by Leng to give the final ten a guaranteed min-cash of $82,623.

Day 2 chip leader Paul Volpe is among those who will return Wednesday after he bagged 900,000 chips. Dan Cates is also solidly in the mix with 2,310,000 chips.

Seat Assignments Day 4 Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4141Nick SchulmanUnited States1,280,000
4142Ryan LengUnited States4,500,000
4143Dan CatesUnited States2,310,000
4144Daniel NegreanuCanada780,000
4145Chris BrewerUnited States2,025,000
  Button Seat 12 Hands 2-7 Single Draw 
4211Mike WattelUnited States670,000
4212Josh AriehUnited States3,025,000
4213Matt GlantzUnited States1,575,000
4215Paul VolpeUnited States900,000
4216Eli ElezraIsrael1,880,000
  Button Seat Six3 Hands 2-7 Triple Draw 

Those that missed the money included Adam Friedman, Alex Livingston, and Christopher Vitch who each entered the day with top five chip stacks. $25,000 HORSE champion Jesse Klein fell two spots before the bubble, and current WSOP Player of the Year leader, Anthony Zinno was also eliminated just before the bubble.

Daniel Negreanu managed to survive and make the money after suffering a brutal cooler versus Chris Brewer that made him the short stack on the bubble. “Kid Poker” then managed to run his stack up to 780,000 by night’s end, keeping him in contention Wednesday.

The final ten players will return to the Amazon room at 2:00 pm local time to play down to the final five for the official streamed final table. The players will have a day off Thursday, before the final table is played out on Friday, where they’ll play for the top prize of $954,020.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of this and every World Series of Poker event from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Tags: Adam FriedmanAlex LivingstonAnthony ZinnoChris BrewerDan CatesDaniel NegreanuEli ElezraJesse KleinJosh AriehMatt GlantzMike WattelNick SchulmanPaul VolpeRobert CampbellRyan Leng

Day 2 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

The final 10 players have bagged and tagged their chips for the night and will be back on the following day to play down to the final five. Full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Wattel Chips up on Last Hand of The Day

OHairDJ • Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised under-the-gun and was called by Mike Wattel.

Both players drew two and Wattel check-called a bet from Arieh.

Wattel drew two and Arieh drew one on the second draw and Wattel again check-called.

Both players drew one on the final draw and Wattel led out for a bet. Arieh folded after a bit of thought and Wattel collected the pot.

Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 3,025,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 670,000 170,000

Tags: Josh AriehMike Wattel

Cates Chips Up Through Schulman

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Dan Cates raised to 50,000 in the cutoff and Nick Schulman three-bet to 240,000 in the big blind. Cates tanked for 90 seconds and called. They engaged in a staring contest as Schulman patted and Cates took one. Schulman then checked and Cates bet 400,000. Another tank by Schulman for more than two minutes followed and he opted to fold.

Dan Cates us
Dan Cates
us 2,300,000 700,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 1,300,000 -200,000

Tags: Dan CatesNick Schulman

Negreanu Doubles Through Brewer

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Pot-Limit Omaha

Daniel Negreanu raised to 70,000 in the cutoff and Chris Brewer called on the button, Ryan Leng filled up from the big blind. On a {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop, Leng checked and Negreanu bet the pot for 240,000 with 30,000 behind. Brewer called and Leng folded.

Negreanu then jammed the {4-Diamonds} turn and Brewer called.

Daniel Negreanu: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Chris Brewer: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}

"We need a heart or a four," Negreanu announced while he recorded for his vlog. Sure enough, the {a-Hearts} arrived on the river and Negreanu doubled.

Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 4,650,000 110,000
Chris Brewer us
Chris Brewer
us 1,100,000 -500,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 780,000 445,000

Tags: Chris BrewerDaniel NegreanuRyan Leng

Schulman Beats Negreanu in Showdown

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante


Daniel Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {a-}{2-}{7-}{9-} / {x-}
Nick Schulman: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{9-}{5-}{a-} / {x-}

Daniel Negreanu completed with an ace and was called by Nick Schulman. Negreanu bet fourth street to receive a call and both checked fifth. Schulman bet his lead on sixth for Negreanu to call and they checked seventh. Schulman tabled {k-}{5-}{2-} for a nine-five and Negreanu grabbed his cards in frustration, bending one of them in a sheer frustration.

"I was gonna say he ace looks marked but that one definitely is," Chris Brewer joked when the ten of diamonds was very obviously damaged.

Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 2,100,000 270,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 335,000 -355,000

Tags: Chris BrewerDaniel NegreanuNick Schulman

Campbell Eliminated on Bubble by Leng

MikePatrick • Level 18: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell


Robert Campbell got his last 130,000 chips in on third street versus Ryan Leng, and it was a very fair fight to start, as both players held premium starting hands. Campbell started with {6-}{5-}{3-}, while Leng held {7-}{6-}{4-}.

By sixth street, Campbell was ahead with a made nine-six, while Leng had paired twice, but had plenty of outs with {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}.

On seventh street, Campbell improved to {8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}{a-}, but Leng turned over his river card quickly and slid a {5-} into his holding to make a winning {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{3-}, eliminating Campbell and bursting the bubble.

The final 10 players are all now guaranteed $82,623

Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 4,540,000 265,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au Busted

Tags: Robert CampbellRyan Leng