On Tuesday, Loren Klein won the biggest $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship in World Series of Poker history. The tournament (Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship) attracted 476 entries and Klein, 32, received $1,018,336 in prize money and his third WSOP bracelet!
Even if there wasn't a WSOP bracelet awaiting the top winner, the prize money is reward enough for most poker players who have joined in on the opening event of WSOP 2018.
On May 29, 2018 (Tuesday), the $250 Daily Deepstack was the opening event to this year's WSOP, and the one who bagged the event was five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham. He managed to defeat a field of 298 players, claiming the top prize money worth $14,084.
The second starting day of WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star attracted a field of 222 players. The day ended with Christ Summers as chip leader (188,000) and Taylor von Kriegenbergh in second place with 181,300. Summers and Kriegenbergh played outstanding poker throughout the day and it will be interesting to follow theme during Day 2.
Phil Hellmuth's own publishing house has just released a new book called "Deal Me In". The book is about 20 poker players, their way to success and their lives before making it pro. Players like Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Scotty Nguyen's life time storys are included in the book.