Remko on the Rail provides you with all the latest of the overwhelming poker circus that is the World Series of Poker. Today, we’re looking at some recent winners and results, some potential future winners as big names chase bracelets, suggest some streams to catch up on and an updated version of the World Series of Poker Player of the Year standings.

Here’s Johnny!

Last night, Michael Mizrachi did the impossible by winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship a record-breaking third time. Mizrachi beat John Hennigan heads up, and the man known as Johnny World now holds a commanding lead in the World Series of Poker Players of the Years race.

Hennigan started his summer strong by cashing back-to-back events, followed by a seventh place in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Lowball event. This event went down as Doyle Brunson’s retirement tournament and can be rewatched in full on PokerGO.

Hopping straight into the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship after busting, Hennigan closed things out by defeating David ‘Bakes’ Baker heads up, taking home $414,692. This event was also live-streamed on PokerGO and can be found here. Once again, Hennigan wasted no time jumping into the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and finished second last night to Mizrachi before jumping into the $2,500 Big Bet Mix event.

Hennigan has not busted a tournament on either Day 1 or 2 in 11 days, bagging up the fourth biggest stack in the Big Bet Mix, and his lead in the Player of the Year race is increasing by the day.

Here are the updated WSOP Player of the Year standings after the $50k.

2018 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Standings
Name Cashes Final Tables Wins Winnings Points
1 John Hennigan 5 3 1 $1,230,197 2,384.87
2 Elio Fox 3 2 1 $2,201,327 2,010.14
3 Joe Cada 5 2 1 $262,553 1,692.71
4 Paul Volpe 4 2 1 $757,185 1,671.30
5 Ryan Bambrick 4 1 1 $237,715 1,431.46
6 Julien Martini 4 1 1 $244,351 1,400.16
7 Michael Mizrachi 2 1 1 $1,240,002 1,366.39
8 Yueqi Zhu 7 1 1 $225,335 1,363.95
9 Brian Rast 2 1 1 $403,719 1,347.63
10 Arne Kern 1 1 1 $1,173,223 1,332.47

Zhu and Davis Win 1st WSOP Bracelets

Revered by many as one of the best draw players in the world, Yueqi Zhu captures his first World Series of Poker bracelet yesterday by taking down the $1,500 Mixed Omaha tournament. Zhu, who had a whopping 70 WSOP cashes without a win, defeated a field of 773 players and a final table that included experienced players such as Ryan Hughes and Jon Turner.

$1,500 Mixed Omaha Final Table Payouts
Name Country Prize
1 Yueqi Zhu China $211,781
2 Gabriel Ramos United States $130,850
3 Carol Fuchs United States $89,488
4 Matthew Gregoire United States $62,226
5 Jon Turner United States $44,007
6 Peter Neff United States $31,662
7 Ryan Hughes United States $23,182

Matthew Davis recorded only his fourth ever WSOP cash in the Seniors Event, but that didn’t hold him back from taking it down for a staggering $662,983. Davis defeated a field of 5,919 entrants to capture one of the biggest first prizes at the 2018 World Series of Poker. The final table payouts are as follows.

Seniors Event Final Table Payouts
Name Country Prize
1 Matthew Davis United States $662,983
2 Bill Stabler United States $409,456
3 Scott Hamilton-Hill New Zealand $303,859
4 Gary Friedlander United States $227,111
5 Bill Bennett United States $170,973
6 Rachel Delatorre United States $129,648
7 Frank Berry United States $99,032
8 Joseph Schulman United States $76,204

Binge Watch: WSOP Action On Twitch

The 2018 World Series of Poker is streamed both on PokerGO and Twitch, and here are three streams to add to your binge-watch collection from the most recent Twitch streams. Firstly, if you want to improve your mixed game skills and learn from some of the best, Day 4 of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship might be one of the best learning tools. The likes of Phil Ivey, Dan Smith, John Hennigan and Greg Mueller competed for a place at the final table, and you relive the entire stream in this player.

Staying with the theme of non-Hold’em events at the WSOP, the following two will provide a lot of insight into mastering Seven Card Stud. Jeff Platt is joined by the former winner of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, Matt Grapenthien to provide commentary on the final table of this $1,500 event. The stream below that is headlined by Daniel Negreanu, Chris Klodnicki, and Cory Zeidman battling on Day 2 of the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship, of which the final table is live-streamed on PokerGO today.

Dream Chasers

Of the other events at the World Series of Poker that are currently ongoing, you can watch Day 2 of the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout on Twitch, headlined by Phil Hellmuth, Martin Jacobson and Scott Blumstein. The final table of this event will also be on Twitch, starting tomorrow at 6pm ET.

Three big No limit Hold’em events that aren’t streamed will look to reach their conclusion today, starting with the $1,000 Super Seniors. After three days of play, Robert Beach and Farhintaj Bonyadi – the mother of Farzad -, battle it out for the $311,451 first prize.

The enormous $1,000 Double Stack event drew 5,700 players, and will possibly see a winner crowned today as 20 players return for Day 4. Big names remaining in that field include chip leader Keith Ferrera, Matt Stout, Ramin Hajiyev and Russian bracelet winner Andrey Zaichenko. This event has a first prize of $644,224.

A “regular” $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament is down to its final 20 players as well, with Aaron Massey leading the way for former WSOP Main Event runner-up Jay Farber. JC Tran, Eric Baldwin, Jason Wheeler and Ryan Laplante are also still in contention, vying for the first-place prize of $319,580.

As far as the non-Hold’em action goes, the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet event saw a field of 205 players whittle down to just 51 after Day 1. Japanese pro and WSOP bracelet winner Naoya Kihara leads the way for Dario Sammartino, Scott Bohlman, and the unstoppable John Hennigan. This event is a who’s who of bracelet winners and pays out $122,138 for the winner.

Starting today is the $1,500 Limit Hold’em as well as the highly-anticipated $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha. The Omaha final table will be live-streamed on PokerGO on Friday. Here’s an overview of the upcoming events on both PokerGO and Twitch.

Date Time (ET) Platform Event
20-Jun 6:00 PokerGO $10,000 Seven Card Stud Final Table
20-Jun 4:00 Twitch $1,500 NLHE Shootout Day 2
21-Jun 4:00 Twitch $1,500 NLHE Shootout Final Table
22-Jun 6:00 PokerGO $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Final Table
23-Jun 4:00 Twitch $2,500 NLHE Final Table
23-Jun 6:00 PokerGO $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Final Table

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