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WSOP Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK NLHE Progresses towards Final Table

The World Series of Poker is the poker festival which is currently in progress at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino bringing more and more cash payouts to the skillful players registering for participation. One of the promising events which are still in progress is the multiple-day Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em which boasts a prize pool amounting to some $5,130,000 up for grabs.

Being the 34th event in the diverse schedule of the poker festival which is well-known around the world for its intriguing gaming offerings, this event made a promise to introduce players to bigger chip counts and even larger payouts for the top positions on the official leader board. With the help of two starting flights, this event attracted a total of 5,700 entries willing to become part of the poker action and potentially meet equal rivals on the felt.

Day 1A drew 2,387 players ready for poker action and among them, there were some of the well-prepared players familiar from previous tournaments of the WSOP festival. Among them are players to the liking of Anthony Spinella who has one WSOP gold bracelet to his name and Kathy Liebert who is also a winner of previous WSOP title. The chip leader at the end of the day was Brian Yoon who is a triple winner in the poker festival with large winnings throughout the years.

At the end of the first starting flight, he bagged some 233,600 in chips which sent him to the official Day 2 of the event as the eventual chip leader of the entire field. Day 1B was the second opportunity for entering the tournament and there were some 3,314 players registering for participation, some of them giving their luck a second chance. Rulah Divine was one of the participants with previous winnings in the WSOP festival who claimed a relatively high position on the rank list.

DOUBLE STACK Event Brings More to its Players

With his chip count of 145,100, Divine ranked seventh on the chip count board. The leading participant at the end of the day was Mike Takayama who had a total of 177,400 in chips. This is how poker action reached its next stage where players reunite once again and those of them surviving have the chance to race all the way to the coveted throne and the gold bracelet coming with it.

There were a total of 1,285 players returning to their seats for Day 2. This was also the day which saw the anticipated bubble burst and those who were eliminated after that were set with a cash payout of $3,654 since they are not progressing towards Day 3. Maria Lampropulos was one of the players who bagged big at the end of the second day of action.

It could be recalled that this January was lucky for her as she became the first female poker player to claim the throne at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event which brought her the sweet payday of $1,081,100 and the pride of defeating a total of 582 of the best players in the poker world.

Other players who boasted significant chip counts at the end of Day 2 were Mike Del Vecchio, Isaac Baron. The chip leader was Daniel Colpoys with his chip stack of 1,405,000 he was leading among the 162 players surviving this far in the poker tournament. The third day of action was marked by the fast pace of action which saw many of the returning participants leaving their seats for good throughout the day.

Only 20 of them made it to the last minutes of Day 3 and everyone eliminated was leaving with a cash payout which is still a consolation prize for many of them. Robert Peacock was the leading player at the end of the day with his chip stack amounting to some 38,200,000 in chips. This guarantees him a potential top position on the official leader board. The Final Table is set to take place this Thursday, bringing $644,224 to the winner.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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