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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:39 PM Local Time
Foxen Takes From Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth opened from the button and the blinds defended, including Alex Foxen in the big blind.
The flop came . It checked to Hellmuth who bet 1,400 and Foxen was the only caller. The turn was the . Foxen took the lead this time, betting 3,100 and Hellmuth raised in position to 9,600. Foxen called.
The river was the . Foxen checked and Hellmuth bet 7,000. Foxen asked to see Hellmuth's stack, before calling. Hellmuth picked up his cards, looked at them, and then flung the face up on the table.
Foxen waited patiently for Hellmuth to reveal his second card. He did so, showing the , and Foxen quickly turned over for trip fives, and took down the pot.
|Alex Foxen||70,000||20,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||35,000||-15,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:26 PM Local Time
2017 WSOP Player of the Year Ferguson Joins the Field
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:22 PM Local Time
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:21 PM Local Time
Alexander is First Elimination in the Super Turbo Bounty
Duane Alexander opened to 500 and Rafael Bertani defended his big blind. The flop came and Bertani check-called a continuation bet of 1,000.
The turn was the and Bertani check-called a bet of 3,000. The river was the . This time Bertani bet 6,000. Alexander raised in position to 15,000 and Bertani moved all in.
Alexander wrestled with his decision for a good while. "Am I this tight?" he said aloud to the table. Eventually, he called and showed for a full house.
Bertani turned over for a bigger full house, and Alexander became the first elimination of the event.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:16 PM Local Time
Former Main Event Champion Nguyen With an Early Error
On the very first day of the World Series of Poker it may take some time for players to blow away the cobwebs now they're back at the Rio.
One such player who happens to have good memories of the WSOP is the 2016 Main Event Champion Qui Nguyen who was in the field for Event #2. He was in early position and opened to 5,050. The player on the button stared and asked for a clarification before three-betting all in. The remaining players folded and Nguyen also folded.
"I tell you what," his opponent said, "I had a big pocket pair."
|Qui Nguyen||45,000||45,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:15 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Fashionably Early
After being late in the Super High Roller Bowl and subsequently being blinded off, Phil Hellmuth showed up on time and took his seat in the first level of the day.
|Phil Hellmuth||50,000||50,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:08 PM Local Time
The First Names
As excepted, the field in the $10,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em sports a lot of recognizable faces, with Darren Elias, Kenny Hallaert, Adam Owen, Stephen Chidwick, Jonathan Duhamel, Koray Aldemir and Mike Leah among the early entrants.
|Kenny Hallaert||50,000||50,000 |
|Marc Macdonnell||50,000||50,000 |
|Adam Owen||50,000||50,000 |
|Dan Shak||50,000||50,000 |
|Daniel Strelitz||50,000||50,000 |
|Niall Farrell||50,000||50,000 |
|Jesse Sylvia||50,000||50,000 |
|Stephen Chidwick||50,000||50,000 |
|Brian Yoon||50,000||50,000 |
|Anthony Spinella||50,000||50,000 |
|Talal Shakerchi||50,000||50,000 |
|Scott Margereson||50,000||50,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||50,000||50,000 |
|Sergi Reixach||50,000||50,000 |
|Jonathan Duhamel||50,000||50,000 |
|Harrison Gimbel||50,000||50,000 |
|Bernard Lee||50,000||50,000 |
|Mike Leah||50,000||50,000 |
|Darren Elias||50,000||50,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:13 AM Local Time
Buckle Up! Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Plays to a Winner Today
On the first day of the 2018 World Series of Poker, a WSOP gold bracelet will be up for grabs right away! At 3 p.m. local time, cards go in the air in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the first open tournament of the series, Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em.
This is one of the new events on the 2018 WSOP calendar. With levels of just 20 minutes, action is expected to move quickly throughout, with players encouraged to gamble it up even further with a spicy $3,000 bounty awarded for each takedown. All players will receive 50,000 in chips to start, blinds will kick off at 100/200 and late registration is open for 12 levels, which is until about 7:40 p.m. local time.
While it's up in the air what the field size will be, with the Super High Roller Bowl attracting the high rollers already and the 25K WSOP Draft being held last night, plenty of players in town are capable of ponying up the requisite five figures to play. An elusive gold WSOP bracelet and the honor of calling themselves the first 2018 WSOP bracelet winner at the end of the night should no doubt lure many of them in to try and start off their summer with a bang.
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As with all 78 World Series of Poker events, PokerNews will be on the floor to bring start-to-finish live coverage of the first open bracelet event of the 2018 series.