The World Series of Poker is known around the globe as a trustworthy brand in the poker world which has a lot on offer and is constantly striving to provide players from all four corners of the world with festivals on various stops. One of the most recent events which commenced recently was the Event #18: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed which is set to commence over the span of three days boasting a guaranteed prize pool amounting to some $1,043,400.
One of the most exciting times of the year for every poker enthusiast is upon us and this is the long-anticipated return of the World Series of Poker which currently has its 49th edition this year. With as many as 78 official gold bracelet events this is sure to be the highlight of the year for many participants already making their way to Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Las Vegas which is set to host the major poker festival. Over the span of those weeks filled with numerous poker tournaments running every single day, players are sure to be experiencing the case of needing to be playing at two or more tempting tournaments at once.
The first day of official poker action in this event brought as many as 111 entries registered for participation and put their skill to the test. Each and every one of them had to pay a buy-in giving them permission to enter the player field amounting to some $10,000. This relatively high amount of cash invested in the tournament guarantees them generous payouts in the long run and the top position on the official leader board are set for some attractive prizes.
Progress of the Poker Tournament
The skillful winner is going to claim one of the coveted WSOP gold bracelets, also known as the most desired piece of jewelry in the poker world, as well as a cash payout estimating to $293,275. The runner-up position reserved for the player who would not be able to outplay the eventual champion at the end of the final table heads-up duel is going to receive the consolation prize of $181,258, still giving them a fair amount for their deep run in the poker event.
This specific event is unique in its own way since it provides participants with the chance to play particular types of poker tournaments which are usually not included in poker festivals worldwide. With the help of this feature Event #18 is predestined to be one of the popular ones giving a fresh kick to the entire poker congregation.
Among the players who showed up for the first day of the poker tournament were well-known names in the industry to the liking of Dylan Linde who claimed 4th spot at the end of Day 1, Marco Johnson who was fifth, Ray Dehkharghani who reached the 17th position, and Daniel Negreanu who was eliminated during Day 2.
The chip leader at the end of the first day was Bryce Yockey with his chip stack of 328,500. After Day 2 came to an end there were only 13 players remaining on the felt and they are set to enter the final stage of the tournament and the Final Table.
The chip leader among them is no other than Anthony Zinno who managed to become the champion at the end of the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller in 2015. This brought him a total of $1.1 million and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Now he has the chance to claim his second one at the end of this event and this might just happen this Saturday.