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Event #21 – $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
After awarding bracelet after bracelet after bracelet this weekend, yesterday was a relatively slow day at the World Series of Poker. There was only one piece of hardware up for grabs and California’s Ronald Ware claimed it in the $1,500 Eight Game. Ware came close in this exact event last year as well, earning bronze to Jason Stockfish’s silver and Paul Volpe’s gold and you can see how excited Ware was to finally breakthrough.
Event #22 – $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
Speaking of Paul Volpe, he is in the running for another WSOP title in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Championship. Volpe, pictured top, won his first WSOP bracelet in this event in 2014 and is arguably one of the best all-around players in the world. The man they call “The Main Event” comes back short for the Event #22 final table but thanks to the action-packed style of No Limit 2-7, he could be one double away from being a serious threat to repeat in this event.
Darren Elias has done most of his tournament damage on the World Poker Tour, including three WPT victories since 2014, but he has yet to breakthrough at the World Series. Elias has three-career WSOP final table finishes dating back to 2010 but he has a chance to do much better today, as he’ll return right behind Event #22 chip leader John Monette.
Mike Leah comes back right below Monette and Elias and despite multiple single-digit finishes in the Las Vegas WSOP, including a 7th place finish in the 2015 $1,500 No Limit 2-7 event, Leah has yet to reach that mountaintop. The Canadian does have a World Series bracelet from the 2014 Asia-Pacific series and is already making his fourth cash of this series.
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