A massive day of action took place in Las Vegas on Sunday as Scott Seiver won his sixth WSOP title, Sergio Aido scooped a maiden victory in the High Roller and four more events saw players of all levels battle it out for bracelets. The Horseshoe and Paris Casinos were packed as some legends of the game did battle on Day 20 of the 2024 World Series of Poker. 

Aido Wins Debut Bracelet as Chance Runs Out of Luck 

Sergio Aido sealed an impressive first-ever WSOP bracelet win on Sunday night as the Spanish pro, famed for being comfortable at any level of poker, finally sealed his first bracelet win. It came in the perfect event, with the $50,000-entry Event #39 giving Aido a stunning $2 million top prize. 

To read more about this monumental victory for Aido and how players such as heads-up opponent Chance Korniuth, Aido's fellow Spaniard Adrian Mateos and Bruce Buffer got on at the final table, check out our full write-up of the action right here

WSOP Event #39 $50,000 8-Max High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Sergio Aido Spain $2,026,506
2nd Chance Kornuth United States $1,351,000
3rd Viktor Blom   Sweden $951,727
4th Adrian Mateos Spain $681,554
5th Jesse Lonis United States $496,293
6th Jonathan Jaffe United States $367,577
7th Johannes Straver Netherlands $276,987
8th Bruce Buffer United States $212,423
9th Leon Sturm Germany $165,849

Seiver Wins Sixth Bracelet as Shack-Harris Falls Short 

Scott Seiver achieved the near-impossible last night as he took down his second bracelet of the 2024 World Series of Poker. Winning one bracelet in a WSOP schedule with only 99 bracelet events is tough but to win two is a stunning achievement and puts Seiver in a strong position to claim the year's Player of the Year award too.

At a superb final table packed with superstars, Seiver had a strong lead but some legends of the game to deny. Even on the brink of the final table, Justin Liberto was the player eliminated, as some terrific talent lined up in Seiver's way. One by one, he took care of them all, with Steven Abitbol's exit in ninth place at the hand of the eventual champion.

A long period without any bust-outs came next, before Ben Yu left in eight when Maxx Coleman took him out to potentially threaten Seiver's lead. Brad Lindsey lost out to Brandon Shack-Harris in seventh before the Japanese player Akihiro Kawaguchi fell in sixth. After dinner, Soner Osman became Seiver's latest victim, the American's six-five enough to reduce the field to four.

Maxx Coleman lost out in fourth place, as Shack-Harris' seven-six was good enough to send play three-handed. Seiver had half the chips in play but another lengthy skirmish played out before the German player Ingo Klasen lost to Seiver and in doing so, handed the American a big advantage going into the battle for the bracelet. Left with just 500,000 chips, Shack-Harris had climbed the ladder to a runner-up score of $94,247 but had no chance to beat Seiver and the sixth win of Seiver's WSOP career - his second this summer - was confirmed.  

"I really, truly want to win Player of the Year this year," Seiver told reporters after the event. "I’m going to do as much as I can to make that happen."

On the evidence so far this series, it will take a monumental effort from another player to prevent that happening. 

WSOP Event #40 $1,500 Razz Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1st Scott Seiver United States $141,374
2nd Brandon Shack-Harris United States $94,247
3rd Ingo Klasen Germany $64,588
4th Maxx Coleman United States $45,117
5th Soner Osman United Kingdom $32,136
6th Akihiro Kawaguchi Japan $23,349
7th Brad Lindsay United States $17,313
8th Ben Yu  United States $13,105
9th Steven Abitbol France $10,132

Luo Leads Bomb Pot with Aussie Hachem Chasing

If the name Hachem conjures anything in poker, it is the memory of Joe Hachem's stunning 2005 WSOP Main Event win. On Monday night, that name may describe another WSOP bracelet winner as Daniel Hachem returns to the felt to hope to outlast just 15 more players in Event #41, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em & Pot-Limit Omaha Double Board Bomb Pot event.

Day 2 of the action saw 167 players out of 1,312 total entries battle for the gold, with Chinese player Xixiang Luo (4,265,000) slightly ahead of Joe Hachem's son Daniel Hachem (4,065,000) Luo's fellow Chinese professional Quan Zhou with 3,875,000 chips.

With a $270,820 top prize on the line and just 16 player remaining, players such as David Funkhouser (2,735,000), William Kopp (2,075,000) and Dejuante Alexander (1,550,000) will all be threats to the chase for gold, but Hachem et al have at least seen off some superstars of the mixed game circuit, with John Riordan, Dong Chen, Dario Sammartino, Patrick Leonard, Ian Matakis, Benny Glaser, Jeff Madsen and Ari Engel all departing along with Shaun Deeb, who was looking good for a final day appearance before busting late when a huge hand took him out of proceedings and made everyone else's job easier on the last day.

WSOP Event #41 $1,500 NLHE/PLO Double Board Bomb Pot Final Day Chip Counts 

Place Player Country Chips
1st Xixiang Luo China 4,265,000
2nd Daniel Hachem  Australia 4,065,000
3rd Quan Zhou China 3,875,000
4th David Funkhouser United States 2,735,000
5th Marcos Exterkotter Brazil  2,550,000
6th William Kopp United States 2,075,000
7th Robert Cote United States 1,900,000
8th Aaron Frank United States 1,760,000
9th Joseph Dulaney United States 1,740,000
10th Dejuante Alexander United States 1,550,000

Lang Prepares for Long Last Day

The $10,000-entry Event #42, otherwise known as the Seven Card Stud Championship saw 11 players still in seats as play concluded at the end of the second day's action in Las Vegas. With the clock ticking past one in the morning, the remaining players returned to their beds like gladiators preparing for one last day on the sand with Mike Lang leading them home, his stack of 1,189,000 the only seven-figure one reached after two days at the felt.

The three-time WSOP bracelet winner Paul Volpe (923,000) is still there scrapping, while other such as Yuri Dzivielevski (801,000) and Kane Kalas (414,000) will both fancy their chances of achieving greatness on the final day.

WSOP Event #42 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Day Chip Counts 

Place Player Country Chips
1st Mike Lang United States  1,189,000
2nd Paul Volpe United States  923,000
3rd Yuri Dzivielevski Brazil 801,000
4th James Obst  Australia 732,000
5th Yuval Bronshtein Israel 650,000
6th Jason Daly United States  602,000
7th Juha Helppi Finland 586,000
8th Kane Kalas United States  414,000
9th Andre Akkari Brazil 406,000
10th Robert Mizrachi United States  231,000
11th Alex Livingston  Canada 192,000

Two Bracelet Events Kick Off 

Two more WSOP bracelets enjoyed packed houses for their Day 1 flights overnight, with Event #43, the $1,500 Mixed Omaha event seeing players such as Phil Hellmuth (121,500), Benny Glaser (121,000), Shaun Deeb (132,500) and Ari Engel (87,500) all bag up plenty to come back with. Chip leader was Dylan Lambe with 317,000 chips, while Joshua Adcock (309,500) and Jonathan Cohen (296,500) also made the top five. There was no need to seal a bag for players such as Phil Ivey, Phil Laak, David Williams, Calvin Anderson and Matt Glantz, as 854 total entries played down to 215 survivors, with only 129 due to make the money and a top prize of $196,770 on offer. 

Finally, the third and final Day 1 flight of Event #38, the $1,500 Monster Stack took place, with the busiest flight left until last as 3,468 entries were reduced to 1,147 survivors. That makes Day 2 a... well, a monster, as 2,831 of the field of 8,703 survived to the next day. It hasn't yet been announced how many of that number will be paid but expect at least half the remaining players to go home empty-handed.

French player Julian Millard-Feral (651,500) led after Day 1c, with his 217-big-blind stack an incredible return. Michael Estes (585,500) and Marc Bernal (555,500) got close to Millard-Feral's number and there were also bags for Brian Yoon (415,500), Jeremy Ausmus (382,000), Arthur Morris (354,500), Chris Hunichen (279,000), Timur Margolin (276,500), Mustapha Kanit (206,500), and Barry Greenstein (146,000). Who'll find an ace on the river on Day 2? We wait to find out. 

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Scott Seiver, Adrian Mateos, Sergio Aido, Chance Kornuth, Brandon Shack-Hariris, Viktor Blom, WSOP 2024