Day 28 of the 2015 World Series of Poker was a one bracelet kind of day. But the action didn't slow down at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Two new events kicked off and Day 3 of the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship played down to the final 19.
Day 28 Recap:
$50,000 Poker Players' Championship
Second in chip standings after three days of play, Matthew Ashton from Liverpool, United Kingdom, has his sights set on winning this event again — he took it down just two years ago. Of the 19 left, only 12 players will cash in this event. Last year’s fourth-place finisher Abe Mosseri holds the chip lead with 1,201,000.
Among the 47 players who started the day were two former winners, David Bach and Michael Mizrachi. Both were sent to the rail and will have to wait for next year to try again.
Play kicks off at 02:00 PM PST and only six will remain when tomorrow's action ends. The chip counts heading into Day 4:
End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts
|10||David “ODB” Baker||540,000|
Five Remain in Extended Play
Barny Boatman is looking for his second gold bracelet when Day 5 starts in the $1,500 Extended Play — and he's second in chips. The final five are led by Austrian Adrian Apmann who holds 7,300,000 to Boatman's 3,970,000 inchips.
“Getting No. 2 tomorrow would prove a point that it wasn’t a fluke,” Boatman laughed as he spoke with PokerNews.com after play concluded. “But I guess you can have two flukes.”
When the day started Boatman was the chip leader of the 25 players that remained.
A payday of $107,800 is guaranteed to the remaining five — the winner will take home $478,102. The chip counts of the final five.
Jon Andlovec Wins Super Seniors
"Hippie" Jon Andlovec of Carson City, Nevada came back on Day 3 with visions of winning $262,220 and a gold bracelet in 2015 World Series of Poker Event #43: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em. He had to get through 24 others to do it but he'd made it through a sizable number just to get where he was. The tournament brought 1,533 players to the table; a prize pool of $1,379,700 was the end result.
Perry Green and Rod Pardey Jr. have five bracelets between them and they were in the 25 that returned also.
Andlovec and Pardey ended up heads-up and within six hands, Andlovec put all of his chips in when the board came . Pardey had the against Andlovec's . The turned and river finished Pardey's run for a third barcelet.
"I won this for my daughter Jennifer," the 70-year-old Andlovec said after the win. "I wasn't coming to the WSOP, but she sent me $1,000 and said, 'Dad, please go win the Super Seniors so that I can have an elaborate wedding because my 10-year significant other, Shamus, dropped to one knee.' She wants an elaborate wedding, so I came down and my whole goal was to play into third."
Super Seniors Final Table Results
|1||Jon Andlovec||Carson City, NV||$262,220|
|2||Rod Pardey Jr.||Las Vegas, NV||$162,100|
|3||Wallace Havens||Sun Prairie, WI||$106,678|
|4||Wayne Knyal||Los Angeles, CA||$76,904|
|5||Thomas Lock||St. Clair, MI||$56,291|
|6||Mark Estes||Grapevine, TX||$41,804|
|7||Ted Cohen||Bonita Springs, FL||$31,484|
|8||Perry Green||Anchorage, AK||$24,034|
|9||Mark Schwartz||Buffalo Grove, IL||$18,584|
Read more on Andlovec's win, here.
Jason Koon Leads $1,500 No Limit
Jason Koon bagged the chip lead — 1,405,000 — in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em with 24 players still in action. Koon is a top tournament pro and ready to add first-place to his resume. Barry Hutter isn't far behind with 1,096,000 chips firmly cementing him in second place for the night; he won the $1,500 no-limit hold’em shoot out earlier this series and is looking for bracelet number two.
The tournament started with 1,655 and 260 players returned on Day 2. Of those 171 would make the money and the bursting bubble found a number of big names hitting the rail: Alex Kravchenko, Erwann Pecheux, James Dempsey and Toronto Maple Leafs star player Phil Kessel.
Top pros that will return to play down to a winner include former November Niner John Dolan, who finished sixth in the 2010 WSOP Main Event, and 2014 $3,000 Omaha Eight-or-Better champ Philip Hui.
The remaining players will return to the action on Thursday at 01:00 PM.
Event #46: $3,000 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha
Event #46: $3,000 Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha started with 682 players and a prize pool of $1,861,860. Day 2 saw 154 players return and by the end of the night there were 22 players left — all in the money — and looking to claim the $437,575 first-place prize. Texan Thomas Campbell leads the way with 1.254 million.
Top 10 Day 2 Chip Counts
The remaining players will return at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday to play down to a winner.
$2,500 No Limit Finishes Day 1
Keith Ferrera leads the way with 187,500 chips at Day 1's finish in the $2,500 no-limit hold’em. Rick Alvarado is in second place with 166,600 and Nick Rampone in third with 153,200.
A field of 1,244 built a prize pool over $2.8 million in the $2,500 no-limit hold’em. The winner will leave with $551,941 and a gold bracelet. Anyone finishing from 144th on up will get paid. while 144 places will get paid. Day 1 survivors totaled 327.
Play resumes Thursday at 01:00 PM with 10 more levels scheduled.
Top 10 Day 1 Chip Counts
Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Event #48: $1,500 Seven Card Stud brought 327 hopefuls to the starting gate all fighting for a piece of the $441,450 prize pool. When bagging and tagging ended for the night, Brendan Taylor led the 77 remaining with his stack of 95,700.
Top 10 Day 1 Chip Counts
Day 2 will kick off at 01:00 PM local time on Wednesday.
Two new events will also start on Wednesday: Event #49: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better at Noon and Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.