Throughout the summer, PokerGO will bring fans across the globe exclusive access to World Series of Poker final table streams and Poker Central will be following all the WSOP action. Each day, “World Series of Photos” will tell the daily stories from the Rio, so you don’t miss any of the sights of the WSOP.
Event #16 – $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
For an over 1,700-player event, there were some big names that navigated their way to the Event #16 final table, streaming exclusively on PokerGO. Two-time World Poker Tour champion and reigning WPT Tournament of Champions winner, Daniel Weinman, and Dead Money main character, Matt Berkey, notched final table results but it was Anthony Marquez who ended the night in the winner’s circle.
Event #17 – $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
Big names are nothing new to the $10,000 Championship events but one of those big names got even bigger on Saturday night. John Racener, who has come close countless times at the World Series, including a runner-up finish in the 2010 Main Event, claimed his first-career WSOP bracelet in Event #17. The always cool, calm and collected Racener looked even cooler thanks to some sleek reflective shades, pictured top, and we imagine he’ll has his sights set on more hardware throughout the rest of the summer.
Event #18 – $565 Pot Limit Omaha
The four-card version of the Colossus played to a winner this weekend as well, with 3,186 players hoping to turn small buy-ins into big scores and WSOP gold. Some relatively big names came close, including Jason Mercier, but Tyler Smith was the last player standing. Smith, who hadn’t recorded a tournament cash since the 2015 World Series, made good on his return to the game, earning $224,000 for the Event #18 victory.
Event #22 – $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
An event that didn’t crown a champion this weekend, Event #22. The No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship is one of the most exciting events of the year and always brings out the heavy hitters. The tournament will resume Day 2 with 30 of those heavy hitters remaining, with John “Pearljammer” Turner will be leading the way. Could Turner be the next legend to break through for a first-career WSOP victory this week?
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