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Poker News | World Series of Poker

2015 WSOP Day 26: Brunson Buys In; $50K Led by Seiver

Thiago Nishijima Event 38 WSOP 2015
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Day 26 brought poker legend Doyle Brunson out of the desert heat and into the heat of the 2015 World Series of Poker to register for a tournament but it wasn’t the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. Thiago "XTheDecanoX" Nishijima claimed gold. Max Pescatori claimed gold too but it was his second one of the summer.

The highlights:

Thiago Nishijima Wins First Bracelet

Day 4 of Event #38: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em brought five players back and Thiago Nishijima found the right combination of play and cards to win the $546,843 first place prize and his first bracelet.

Nishijima ended up heads up with Sotirios Koutoupas and put the finishing touch on the tournament for the biggest live score of his professional career.

Final Table Results

1Thiago NishijimaSao Paulo, Brazil$546,843
2Sotirios KoutoupasGreece$338,414
3Jesse SylviaLas Vegas, NV$211,731
4Samad RazaviBrighton, UK$153,682
5Yun FanTaipei, Taiwan$113,452
6Alexander FreundAustria$85,049
7Alexander KeatingSaratoga, CA$64,691
8Duncan McCallumLexington, MA$49,868
9Steve BrecherReno, NV$38,960

Find more on Nishijima's win here.

Steve Gee Headlines Seniors Event Final Table

With 4,193 players starting Event #40: $1,000 Seniors Championship the prize pool grew to $3,773,700. Day 3 found 65 players returning but the heat was too much for 56 of them and they left in rapid succession. Nine were left and Travis Baker led the way with a stack of 4.93 million.

Steve Gee was in the mix and one of the main stories of the final nine. He won a bracelet in the 2010 WSOP Event #13: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em for $472,479. He final tabled the 2012 WSOP Main Event two years later and finished in ninth place for $754,798.

The Final Table

1Justin TsengFlushing, NY1,950,000
2Steve GeeSacramento, CA1,455,000
3Jim HoppersteadCookeville, TN2,835,000
4Stephen NussrallahAlpharetta, GA4,060,000
5Carl TorelliPahrump, NV1,640,000
6Michael SmithUnion, KY855,000
7Shane GoldsmithNewton, KS1,600,000
8Lee BudinNew Albany, OH1,630,000
9Travis BakerTulsa, OK4,935,000

The winner will take home a gold bracelet and $613,466 first-place prize — TBD on Monday when the tournament plays down to a winner..

Max Pescatori Takes Two this Summer

Max Pescatori Event 41 WSOP 2015
Max Pescatori Event 41 WSOP 2015

Max Pescatori won his second bracelet in the 2015 WSOP — to date — and is tied with Brian Hastings. Pescatori won Event #41: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship to claim $292,158 in prize money after making it through the field of 111 players.

Pescatori said he was considering entering the Poker Players' Championship after the win. He said, “It's a fantastic feeling to put in the work, and it becomes an amazing result like this.”

Final Table Results

1Max PescatoriMilan, Italy$292,158
2Stephen ChidwickDeal, UK$180,529
3Daniel NegreanuToronto, Canada$113,062
4Aleksandr DenisovMoscow, Russia$81,865
5Gary BensonSylvania Southgate, Australia$63,981
6Thomas ButzhammerWien, Austria$51,022
7Richard SklarLas Vegas, NV$41,433
8Alan LedfordWilmington, OH$34,192

More on Pescatori's win can be found here.

Event #42, Extended Play

A new event at this year's WSOP is Event #42: $1,500 Extended Play No Limit Hold'em. The tournament has 90-minute levels instead of the ususal 60 minutes. Skilled pros should have a bigger advantage with this structure. If the top two chip holders after Day 2 are an indicator, then it is so.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko is the chip leader with 405,400. Antonio Esfandiari sits in second with 368,000.

The money spots were hit on Day 2 — 198 will take home cash — with 114 players advancing to Day 3.

Play starts on Monday at 01:00 at Level 15 (1,200/2,400/400).

Top 10 Chip Counts

1Yevgeniy Timoshenko405,400
2Antonio Esfandiari368,000
3Damian Salas363,700
4Patrick Leonard354,600
5Anthony Diotte306,700
6Adrian Apmann301,700
7Luis Duarte300,100
8Nicholas Duvall289,900
9John Hinds280,600
10Gabriel Andrade273,000

$50K Poker Players' Championship

Registration is open until the start of play on Day 2 Event #44: $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. Day 1 found 73 players coming to the tables. Most of the poker world is speculating as to whether Phil Ivey or Doyle Brunson will register.Brunson showed up at the Rio on Sunday, question is, will he register for his favorite tournament or take a pass on it this year.

Scott Seiver arrived, registered, played, and bagged a nice lead with 350,700. The closest competition is David Oppenheim with 279,000. Justin "BoostedJ" Smith isn't far behind with 273,300.

Day 2 will find former champions Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (249,500) and Matthew Ashton (220,800), reigning WSOP Player of the Year George Danzer (217,800), and the reigning champ John Hennigan (212,100) all taking a seat.

Day 2 starts at 02:00 PM local time on Monday.

Top 10 Day 1 Chip Counts

1Scott Seiver350,700
2David Oppenheim279,000
3Justin Smith273,300
4Abe Mosseri267,900
5Randy Ohel250,000
6Michael Mizrachi249,500
7Dan Kelly242,500
8David "ODB" Baker238,000
9Matthew Ashton220,800
10Jens Lakemeier220,400

Two new events kick off on Monday: Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em at Noon, and Event #46: $3,000 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha at 04:00 PM local time.

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