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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 to Thursday, June 09, 2016

Event #9: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,188,200
  • Entries: 153
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:13 AM Local Time

Welcome to Day 3 of coverage of Event #9: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. After six rounds of matches, only four players remain from the starting field of 153 entrants. What's on the line? A coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Each player is guaranteed $123,929 as of now, but alongside the bracelet is a first-place prize of $335,553.

These four individuals beat stiff competition to reach the semifinals. Here is a look at their respective roads to get here:

Round Alex Luneau John Smith Olivier Busquet Alan Percal
256 bye bye bye bye
128  Kevin Rabichow  Lorenz Buehler Darren Elias Brian Rast
64 David Farber Michael Kane Ivan Luca Jeff Gross
32 Bobby Oboodi  Igor Yaroshevskyy   Chance Kornuth  Alan Wehbi
16 Adrian Mateos Antonio Esfandiari Jared Jaffee K. Ramazanov
 Quarters  Matthew Diehl Nick Yunis Orlando Romero   Benjamin Geisman 


The semifinals will get underway at noon, with the championship match to follow at either 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. Be sure to follow the live updates as the quest to crown the latest WSOP champion concludes.