Event #42: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack returns to award its bracelet today, as eight survivors from a total field of 2,403 reconvene under the impressive stage lighting of the Amazon feature table to play alternate rounds of PLO and NLHE until only one of them remains.
That winner, who will take home $194,759, will be one of these players:
|1||Daniel Moravec||United States||2,950,000|
|2||Stephen Ma||United States||6,325,000|
|3||Adam Lamphere||United States||17,200,000|
|5||Dan Matsuzuki||United States||14,000,000|
For a $600 buy-in event, the competition, especially as Day 2 whittled an in-the-money field to a final table, was fierce, with experience at the highest levels in both poker disciplines on display throughout. There is, however, only one prior bracelet winner still in the running and that is second-in chips Dan Matsuzuki, who took down the 2018 $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship.
Gunning for his first bracelet is hugely successful No Limit Hold’em High Roller specialist Rainer Kempe, who has overcome the toughest fields in tournament poker for years but has yet to win WSOP gold. In the chip lead is Adam Lamphere, who has a number of WSOP cashes under his belt and a comfortable buffer of chips, with nearly double the stack of anyone except Matsuzuki.
Fellow finalists Aristeides Moschonas and Raghav Bansal both took the chip lead during Day 2 without ultimately retaining it, the latter being one of two finalists from India where - as it was being discussed with two tables left - Pot Limit Omaha is especially popular.
Prizes to be awarded:
The players assemble at 12 noon; live reporting begins when cards return to air, with the live stream scheduled for 1pm on CBS All Access. You can rely on PokerNews to scoop all the action throughout.