Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino has dedicated the past several weeks for the riveting poker action which comes with the World Series of Poker’s 49th edition. One of its promising events is no other than the 73rd one which was the $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em featuring levels lasting for 30 minutes only. The skillful winner who outplayed the entire player pool was Denis Timofeev who claimed a total of $199,586 for his excellent performance on the felt.
There is no place like Las Vegas when it comes to gambling offerings and entertainment potential. Large international poker festivals are also always welcome in the gambling hub which is why WSOP is usually able to attract thousands of players willing to become part of one of the poker tournaments. The rich schedule of this festival is what makes it particularly interesting for both people with basic knowledge of the poker game and professional players known around the world.
The festival gives a wide variety of poker players the chance to play together and compete for the throne which usually comes with one of the coveted WSOP gold bracelets. This event is special in a way that it is a fast-paced one which gives players the chance to go far in a shorter amount of time than usual. There is also the added bonus of double stacks, giving them the freedom to operate with chips with more freedom.
Poker tournaments are known for their one-hour levels and since WSOP is the place for diverse events, this 73rd event brought 20 half-hour levels to its participants registered for participation. A total of 1,221 entries were tempted to put their poker skills to the test by entering one of the last poker tournaments of WSOP for this year which was what made possible the generating of a considerable prize pool once the registration window came to its end.
Double Stack Event Brings More to Its Entries
The field was prepared and more than willing to divide some $1,098,900 among the top 184 positions on the official leader board. Renown names in the international poker sphere also made their way to the event and some of them were Scott Bohlman, Ankush Mandavia, Ari Engel, and Kenny Hallaert registered for participation, but unfortunately could not make it past the first day of poker action.
This was when Evan Lipshultz managed to reach the chip leading position on Day 1 with his chip stack amounting to some 952,000 in chips. However, at the end of Day 2 and once the Final Table was set he could not make it further than the third position which brought him $87,831. Only 54 players made it to the second day of action, significantly reducing the size of the player pool, meaning that competition for the top positions was even more heated.
Jake Balsiger, who has found his way to the final table of the Main Event in the past, could not make it further than the 14th place which brought him some $9,155 for his deep run in the tournament. The eventual winner Timofeev was showcasing his skills throughout the second day, climbing steadily higher on the rank list.
For him, this is the first WSOP bracelet, which is one of the most coveted pieces of jewellery in the poker world. It added some $199,586 to his considerable live winnings and increased their total amount to $771,546. He managed to outplay Spanish professional poker player Leo Margets in a heads-up duel at the end of the final table.
During the battle itself the amounts of chips belonging to each of the players were constantly swinging, providing an exciting show. Margets had to settle for the runner-up position on the official leader board of the event and the consolation prize coming with it which amounted to some $123,297.