John Hennigan claimed his seventh World Series of Poker bracelet in Las Vegas as the legendary mixed game player conquered this year's $1,500 entry Dealer's Choice event. Elsewhere, Darius Samual won bracelet number two for Britain, taking home $500,000 in the Heads-Up Championship and four other WSOP events took place at the Horseshoe and Paris casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Hennigan's World Yet Again as Johnny Makes it Seven 

John Hennigan made it seven WSOP bracelets as he took home the $138,296 top prize in the $1,500 Dealer's Choice Event #7. Heading into the action on the fina day, Hennigan wasn't top of the leaderboard. But an early double elimination for the poker legend helped him pile up a huge stack and he ran that momentum all the way to heads-up and his latest WSOP title.

Shaun Deeb was the other player who began the final day of action in the event on six WSOP bracelets but Team Lucky saw no such fortune and Deeb busted just outside the final table in 9th place. That elimination, along with that of Swedish phenom Viktor Blom in fourth place set the scene for 'Johnny World' to make yet another WSOP event his personal home game and he duly obliged, taking a 5:1 chip lead into the final duel.

Taking on British player Robert Wells for the gold, Hennigan crucially made the switch from Stud to No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw and pressed home his edge to take the title and bracelet number seven. After the victory, Hennigan admitted, "I guess I'll be in the mix for Player of the Year now."

If he gets deep in more mixed game events, expect his challenge in the new format to be formidable, with only 10 WSOP event scores permitted now in order to win Player of the Year. 

Event #7: $1,500 Dealer's Choice Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st John Hennigan  United States $138,296
2nd Robert Wells United States $90,339
3rd Peter Gelencser Hungary $60,343
4th Viktor Blom Sweden $41,237
5th Brayden Gazlay United States $28,845
6th Clint Wolcyn United States $20,665
7th Ryan Pedigo United States $15,182

Darius Samual Beats Faraz Jaka to WSOP GLory in Heads-Up Championship

The finale of the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship was a stunner on PokerGO. With four players left, Artur Martirosian and Faraz Jaka were the favorites for victory but it was the British businessman and first-time bracelet winner Darius Samual who triumphed. You can read all about his amazing win right here or watch the final table replay exclusively on PokerGO!

Event #6: $25,000 Heads-Up Championship Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Darius Samual  United Kingdom $500,000
2nd Faraz Jaka United States $300,000
3rd Artur Martirosian Russia $180,000
4th Nikolai Mamut Russia $180,000
5th John Smith United States $86,000
6th Marko Grujic Serbia $86,000
7th Owen Messere  United Kingdom $86,000
8th Patrick Kennedy United Kingdom $86,000

Yockey on Top as 11 Chase Gold in PLO

The $5,000-entry Pot Limit Omaha event, otherwise known as Event #8, ended play on its penultimate day with just 11 players in seats. Of the six former bracelet winner and five potential first-timers who remain, Bryce Yockey (6.53m) leads the field as he hopes to win his second WSOP title.

Elsewhere, Aditya Sidhu (5,825,000) Farid Jattin (5,510,000), Jason Berilgen (3,640,000) and Zachary Schwartz (3,240,000) complete the top five, with all four of those closest to Yockey going for a first bracelet, while former bracelet winners Joao Simao (2,995,000), Naoya Kihara (2,740,000), Brian Rast (2,065,000) and Joao Vieira (870,000) all lie in wait behind them as they bid to grow already huge reputations.

Players such as David Prociak (106th), Phil Ivey (57th) and Scott Eskenazi (43rd) all busted on a busy day of action as the final day will begin with less than a dozen still hoping to take home the $606,654 top prize and the bracelet. 

Event #8: $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Chip Counts:

Place Player Country Chips
1st Bryce Yockey United States 6,530,000
2nd Aditya Sadhu United States 5,825,000
3rd Farid Jattin Colombia 5,510,000
4th Jason Berilgen United States 3,640,000
5th Zachary Schwartz United States 3,240,000
6th Joao Simao Brazil 2,995,000
7th Naoya Kihara Japan 2,740,000
8th Paul Radcliffe United States 2,265,000
9th Brian Rast United States 2,065,000
10th Gabriel Andrade Ecuador 1,500,000
11th Joao Vieira Portugal 870,000

Guagenti and Helppi Top and Bottom of the Last Six in Limit Hold'em

The final six players have been confirmed in Event #9, the $1,500 Limit Hold’em event. Chip leader after two full days of play is Nick Guagenti (2.8m), who is well clear of the field, with Joseph Brodsky’s 1,885,000 the closest stack to Guagenti's.

The American chip leader, who is already a WSOP bracelet winner, will be going for his second such title, but while he sits at the bottom of the chip counts, Finnish poker legend Juha Helppi (1,285,000) will be firing for his third bracelet inside five years.

Helppi already has a big win in Limit Hold'em, with his victory in the $10k-entry Championship version of this event five years ago coming at a final table that included bracelet winners Kevin Song and Josh Arieh. 

Event #9: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Chip Counts:

Place Player Country Chips
1st Nick Guagenti United States 2,800,000
2nd Joseph Brodsky United States 1,885,000
3rd Qinghai Pan United States 1,845,000
4th Bradley Carter United States 1,645,000
5th George Chen United States 1,645,000
6th Juha Helppi Finland 1,285,000

Scott Seiver Leads Luminous Field in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship

The four-time bracelet winner and all-round poker legend Scott Seiver ended Day 1 of the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship on top as 104 players survived from 171 entries in Las Vegas. Behind Seiver, some quality opponents are waiting for one mistake, as Matt Glantz (285,000), Chino Rheem (248,000) and Robert Yass (243,000) all made the top five. 

Elsewhere, there were Day 2 stacks for some poker legends, with Erik Seidel (138,000), Dylan Weisman (125,000), Felipe Ramos (107,000), Benny Glaser (92,000), Josh Arieh (82,000), Phil Hellmuth (85,000) and Daniel Negreanu (48,500) all surviving with a variety of stack-sizes, while Phil Ivey, Jennifer Harman and Jeff Madsen were just three players who fell before the money places on Day 1.

Event #10: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship Day 1 Chip Counts:

Place Player Country Chips
1st Scott Seiver United States 296,500
2nd Matt Glantz United States 285,000
3rd Steven Loube United States 257,500
4th Chino Rheem United States 248,000
5th Robert Yass United States 243,000
6th Patrick Moulder United States 238,500
7th Ray Henson United States 233,000
8th Jeffery Stepaniuk Canada 209,000
9th Christopher Logue United States 195,000
10th Damjan Radanov United States 188,000

Antonio Galiana Grabs Overall Mystery Millions Lead

Taking the biggest stack from any of the three Day 1 flights so far in the Mystery Millions was Spanish player Antonio Galiana (3,230,000). Bagging a little more than the Day 1a chip leader Pete Chen (3,150,000), Galiana led a field of 5,290 entries on Day 1c, with a grand total of 10,809 entries across three flights so far of this incredible event.

With 789 players through to Day 2 so far, legends of the felt such as David ‘ODB’ Baker (1,630,000), Eric Wasserson (1,500,000), Mike Leah (670,000), and Jerry Yang (555,000) have all booked their place in tomorrow's seat draw, with $4.66m in the current prize pool and seven figures guaranteed up top. 

Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions Day 1c Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chips
1st Antonio Galiana Spain 3,230,000
2nd Justin Geronsin United States 2,705,000
3rd Femi Fashakin United States 2,600,000
4th Christopher Lewis United States 2,540,000
5th Simon Levy United States 2,470,000
6th David Kim United States 2,370,000
7th Chuanshu Chen China 2,230,000
8th Brandon Huynh United States 2,055,000
9th Champie Douglas United States 1,945,000
10th Calvin Le United States 1,900,000

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