It’s still early days, but the WSOP 2017 has already brought a lot of excitement. In the third day of the series, Daniel Negreanu almost snatched a bracelet, the high stakes event One Drop started and the Colosssus is on as well.
Martin Jacobson leads One Drop After Day 1
Day 1 of the One Drop High Roller was full of action, to say the least. Event number 6 on the schedule started on Friday and had 119 entries for $111k each. The registration, though, remains open until the third level on day 2.
The first day ended with 74 players remaining after 8 levels. One of the biggest names and the chip leader so far is Martin Jacobson who has 1.667 million chips. Martin is no stranger to the WSOP scene after winning the Main Event in 2014. Some other superstars with good stack sizes are Antonio Esfandiari with 905,000, Dan Colman with 377,000, Doug Polk with 1.522 million and Charlie Carrel with 1.624 million.
Other pros weren’t so lucky and were knocked out early. The $300 000 Super High Roller Bowl champ Christoph Vogelsang and defending champ Fedor Hilz are already gone. Joe Cada, the 2009 Main Event Winner, also got bumped out of the tournament.
Colossus III Attracts A Huge Crowd
Flight A of the $565 Colossus III has only 93 survivors left from 2785 entries. Mark Peters is leading with a stack of 426,000 chips. Some other names still in the race are Josh Reichard, Greg Raymer, and Thomas Boivin.
Later that day Flight B had 1982 more entries. Hunter Frey leads the pack with 64,000. Mike Dentale, Mike Sexton, and Michael Rocco are among the players that advanced to Day 2.
Love Conquers All
The $10 000 Tag Team event was probably the most exciting so far. Daniel Negreanu and his three partners were among the favorites but just came short. They were eliminated on the final table and got the 3rd spot in the tournament. The remaining teams were the famous poker couple Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov that were battling against poker pros Ankush Mandavia and Joe Kuetcher.
The heads up was between between Kurganov and Mandavia. It lasted only 90 hands and the guys didn’t tag their partners. It all ended in a dramatic fashion on Hand 268 of the final table, Kurganov htt the nut Broadway straight on the river while Mandavia had a king-high straight. Naturally, both players went all in and Kurganov and Boeree grabbed their first bracelets.