Mike Gorodinsky is the winner of the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players' Championship, one of the most prestigious events of the 2015 World Series of Poker. It was Gorodinsky's 12th cash, 5th final table appearance and second gold bracelet at the World Series of Poker.
The third day of Event #55: The Poker Players Championship ($50,000 buy-in) is in the books. Don Nguyen (picture), from USA, will lead the remaining 26 players to Day 4 of the tournament. He will be joined by big names such as Jonathan Duhamel, David Benyamine, Joe Hachem, John Juanda, Erick Lindgren and Huck Seed.
When the remaining field of 26 has been narrowed down to 16 during Day 4, then all players will be guaranteed a minimum payday of $111,893 - with the chance of laying hands on the first prize of $1,774,089 and the coveted gold bracelet!
We will be back with another brief update tomorrow!
Event #45: The Poker Players Championship is now down to a final table with 8 players. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (2 WSOP bracelets) has the lead with 3,648,000 chips, and Andy Bloch (1 WSOP bracelet) is in second place with 3,598,000.
The tournament attracted a field of 108 players who could afford the very expensive buy-in of $50,000! Now, after 4 days of play, the remaining 8 players are guaranteed at least 169k each! The winner will take home amazing $1,451,527 and the gold coveted WSOP bracelet!
Final Table Seat Draw
1 Bill Chen 1,293,000 2 Luke Schwartz 1,494,000 3 Andy Bloch 3,598,000 4 Stephen Chidwick 2,026,000 5 Michael Mizrachi 3,648,000 6 Chris Klodnicki 3,276,000 7 Bruno Fitoussi 188,000 8 Roland Israelashvili 694,000
102 players are battling it out in the $50,000 buy-in tournament The Poker Players Championship at the moment. In the lead is Ali Eslami with 253,300 chips, closely followed by Bruno Fitoussi with 251,400.
The remaining field of players includes so many well-known pros that it's hard to pick a few favorites to reach the final table. Besides that, the prize pool and the total entries are sill not stated on WSOP's website, so we will have to return with some more information about that later on today.
What an incredible performance by Phil Hellmuth at this year's World Series of Poker. He has finished second in two events, cashed in another 3 events, and right now he's in 3th place in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship with only 9 players left. There is no doubt whatsoever that he will miss out on the final table table (8 players) tomorrow and fight for his 12th gold bracelet. Yes, you heard right: Phil Hellmuth has won not less than 11 WSOP gold bracelets in his poker career!
Day 4 of Event #55: The Poker Player's Championship is being played at the moment. The tournament is on a 15-min break right now and there are only 13 players left. Chip leader is Brian Rast with 3,3 million chips, and in second place is Owais Ahmed with 2.2 million, closely followed by Minh Ly.
Ben Lamb, Phil Hellmuth and Jeffrey Lisandro (picture) are the biggest names left in the remaining field of players. We will return with an update as soon as the tournament is down to a final table. Stay tuned, folks!
Day 3 of the $50k buy-in tournament has come to an end. There are plenty of big names left in the remaining field of 29 players - Phil Hellmuth (picture), Gus Hansen, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Berry Greenstein - just to mention a few. Chip leader is Josh Arieh with a 1,819,000 stack, and in second place is Brian Rast with 1,633,000.
At the moment there are only 30 player left in Event #55: The Poker Player's Championship. Chip leader is Josh Arieh, from USA, with 1,8 million, and in second place is Brian Rast with 1,43 million. Most notable players in the top of the remaining field are Phil Hellmuth (1 million), Gus Hansen (900k), Shaun Deeb (745k) and Sebastian Ruthenberg (740k).
Ben Lamb, who started the day with the biggest stack, has 450,000 chips left and has dropped to a 16th place. Well, there is still some time before the day comes to an end and, as we all know, anything can happen in the game of poker! We will return with an update as soon as the day is over. Stay tuned!
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