News From the 2019 World Series of Poker: June 21
Welcome to your June 21 update from the 2019 World Series of poker. A whole new series of bracelets were awarded yesterday and the action just keeps on coming.
The Super Seniors event concluded yesterday with two-time bracelet winner Barry Shulman heads-up for a potential third bracelet, but it was Michael Blake who captured his first bracelet and nearly $360K.
Loren Klein has now joined the likes of two poker legends by adding bracelet number four to his résumé in the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet. Bill Boyd and Doyle Brunson had been the only players in World Series of Poker (WSOP) history who had won bracelets in four consecutive years. Klein came back from the shortest stack at the final table to conquer a 218-entry contest for almost 130K. While Boyd and Brunson accomplished their streaks back in the 1970s, Klein is the first player to make it four-in-a-row in the modern era with large attendances. The 218-entry field in the Mixed Big Bet is, in fact, the smallest player field among his triumphant runs.
Day 3 of the $1500 no limit bounty is starting off with 23 players from a starting field of 1,807. A bracelet will be won today and more than $250k. Play will be streamed once they are down to a final table on CBS All Access probably around 7pm tonight. But of course in the meantime PokerNews will have the coverage live for you and you can find links to all the events below.
The 25k Pot Limit Omaha is returning with 39 elite poker players battling it out for the prestigious bracelet and more than $1.6 million dollars. At the top of the chip counts is Anton Tsang but he is going to have to work to maintain his lead as we know the great game of Pot Limit Omaha, fortunes can change swiftly and some of the other players with their eye on the prize are Esther Taylor, Robert Mizrachi and Erik Seidel.
It should come as no surprise to loyal PokerNews fans that the Ladies Championship is my favorite event of the summer. They return today for Day 2 with 279 ladies including my girls Katie Lindsey, Ana Marquez, Vanessa Kade, Maria Lampropoulos and many more!
Another day two coming back today is the $2500 No Limit. They started with 996 entrants and are returning with 200. Of those only 150 will be getting paid any money so some of the players unbagging today will go home empty handed. Near the top of the chip counts are Barny Boatman and Mark Rodaja. They both have two bracelets and are formidable opponents, as well as wonderful guys.
The 2-7 Lowball championship is coming back for its Day 2 with 32 players and the ratio of players with bracelets far exceeds the players without.
Event #51 the Mixed Event featuring Omaha 8 and Stud 8 is starting today This event is a unique one as it is the only tournament that represents a mix of the two split-pot games found within the H.O.R.S.E. rotation. With one portion being a flop game and the other stud, all players are sure to be tested on their overall poker prowess throughout the tournament. Cards will be in the air at 3 p.m. local time this afternoon.
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