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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 to Thursday, May 30, 2024

Event #1: $5,000 Champions Reunion No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout (8-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,267,800
  • Entries: 493
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:31 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
2016 World Champ Qui Nguyen Shines on Day 1 of the $5,000 Champions Reunion

Qui Nguyen

The Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas ballrooms are surrounded by giant banners depicting the Main Event champions over 55 years of the World Series of Poker. Today, on Day 1 of the $5,000 Champions Reunion, those same players had a similar-sized target on their backs.

Anyone who knocked out a past Main Event champion earned a seat into this year's Main Event, and 22 past champions from 1983 champ Tom McEvoy to defending champ Daniel Weinman took to the felt. McEvoy, Berry Johnston, Ryan Riess, Scott Blumstein, Espen Jorstad, Koray Aldemir, Greg Raymer, and Phil Hellmuth were among those who handed over their bounty.

It was another past champion who ended the day contending for the chip lead. Qui Nguyen, the 2016 champion, bagged up 663,000. Asher Conniff didn't win the Main Event, but he did come close two years ago when he busted in 10th; Conniff won a massive pot with a full house against Onur Unsal on his way to finishing with 641,000.

End of Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Qui NguyenUnited States663,00083
2Xiaohu LiuChina661,00083
3Asher ConniffUnited States641,00080
4Yuzu WangChina574,00072
5Yuzhou YinChina567,00071
6Chris HunichenUnited States567,00071
7Aram ZobianUnited States565,00071
8Roman PumpernickAustria558,00070
9Alex KeatingUnited States554,00069
10David ColemanUnited States534,00067

Yuzhou Yin (567,000), Aram Zobian (565,000), and Alex Keating (554,000) are also among the top stacks. Keating made a late jump up the leaderboard when he picked up aces to bust Alex Livingston.

Dan Harrington (395,000), Jamie Gold (331,000), Greg Merson (209,000), Daniel Negreanu (168,000), and Joe McKeehen (139,000) survived the day, as did Weinman who doubled up off Merson in the last level with queens; the reigning world champion ended up with 269,000.

Johnny Chan not only was a bounty, but he collected another one when he spiked an ace to crack Chris Moneymaker's kings, getting a measure of revenge after Moneymaker eliminated him on his way to winning the title in 2003.

Daniel Weinman
Daniel Weinman

Among the players who didn't make it through the day were Alex Foxen, Chance Kornuth, Jeff Platt, David "ODB" Baker, and Jean-Robert Bellande.

A total of 493 players entered the first event of the 2024 WSOP. Ninety-nine return on May 29 at noon local time for Day 2. The top 74 players will finish in the money and guarantee themselves a payday of $9,141, with the eventual champion earning $408,468. There are also the Main Event bounties still to claim.

PokerNews will be back tomorrow as this star-studded field that personifies the history of the WSOP returns to play down to the money bubble and on to the final table.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:30 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Seat Draw for Day 2
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Horseshoe5421David MzareulovAzerbaijan187,00023
Horseshoe5422Asher ConniffUnited States641,00080
Horseshoe5423Sean RagozziniAustralia160,00020
Horseshoe5424Taylor WilsonUnited States327,00041
Horseshoe5425Ankush MandaviaUnited States152,00019
Horseshoe5426Cary KatzUnited States159,00020
Horseshoe5427Jason SagleCanada82,000 
Horseshoe5428Terry FleischerUnited States256,000 
Horseshoe5431Keith LehrUnited States349,00044
Horseshoe5432Chun YamHong Kong101,00013
Horseshoe5433Edward LeblancUnited States278,00035
Horseshoe5434Roland IsraelashviliUnited States139,00017
Horseshoe5435Noah BronsteinUnited States384,00048
Horseshoe5436Scott WilsonUnited States101,00013
Horseshoe5438Benjamin MinerUnited States176,00022
Horseshoe5521Robert MizrachiUnited States107,00013
Horseshoe5522Robert ZeidmanUnited States134,00017
Horseshoe5523Ryan WolfsonUnited States102,00013
Horseshoe5524Spencer ChamplinUnited States377,00047
Horseshoe5525Michael CapenerUnited States289,00036
Horseshoe5526Troy NeptuneUnited States127,00016
Horseshoe5527Yuzu WangChina574,00072
Horseshoe5528Raj VohraUnited States114,00014
Horseshoe5531Yingui LiChina138,00017
Horseshoe5532Eddy SabatUnited States52,0007
Horseshoe5533BakesUnited States260,00033
Horseshoe5534Vitor DzivielevskiBrazil292,00037
Horseshoe5535Michael GathyBelgium195,00024
Horseshoe5536Bin LiuUnited States126,00016
Horseshoe5537Alex KeatingUnited States554,00069
Horseshoe5538Bryce WelkerUnited States183,00023
Horseshoe5621Daniel FuhsUnited States93,00012
Horseshoe5622Matt StoutUnited States106,00013
Horseshoe5623Daniel ZackUnited States341,00043
Horseshoe5624Yuan YuUnited States241,00030
Horseshoe5625Jonathan PastoreFrance232,00029
Horseshoe5626Jesse RockowitzUnited States269,00034
Horseshoe5627Max KingstoneUnited States146,00018
Horseshoe5628Tony CousineauUnited States110,00014
Horseshoe5631Pedro BromfmanBrazil200,000 
Horseshoe5632Giuseppe PantaleoGermany270,00034
Horseshoe5633Michel MolenaarNetherlands377,00047
Horseshoe5634John ThorntonUnited States224,00028
Horseshoe5635Yilong WangChina171,00021
Horseshoe5636Daniel NegreanuCanada168,00021
Horseshoe5637Daniel WeinmanUnited States269,00034
Horseshoe5638Brock WilsonUnited States184,00023
Horseshoe5721Brian RastUnited States505,00063
Horseshoe5722John PierceUnited States206,00026
Horseshoe5723Jeremy BeckerUnited States56,0007
Horseshoe5724Dan HarringtonUnited States395,00049
Horseshoe5725Chris HunichenUnited States567,00071
Horseshoe5726Pierce MckellarUnited States149,00019
Horseshoe5727Ren LinUnited States81,00010
Horseshoe5731Lior RusinekUnited States257,00032
Horseshoe5732Sungwoo TaeUnited States159,00020
Horseshoe5733Greg MersonUnited States209,00026
Horseshoe5734Anthony MarquezUnited States333,00042
Horseshoe5735Halil TasyurekUnited States457,00057
Horseshoe5736Chad EveslageUnited States193,00024
Horseshoe5738Yuzhou YinChina567,00071
Horseshoe5821Brent RobertsUnited States230,00029
Horseshoe5822John GordonUnited States108,00014
Horseshoe5823John RipnickUnited States318,00040
Horseshoe5824Qui NguyenUnited States663,00083
Horseshoe5825Jamie GoldUnited States331,00041
Horseshoe5826Christina GollinsUnited States152,00019
Horseshoe5827Eric FirestoneUnited States133,00017
Horseshoe5828Huck SeedUnited States88,00011
Horseshoe5831Carlos Chadha-VillamarinUnited States164,00021
Horseshoe5832Nenad DukicSerbia256,00032
Horseshoe5833Jesus MartinezUnited States115,00014
Horseshoe5834Aram ZobianUnited States565,00071
Horseshoe5835Dan ShakUnited States153,00019
Horseshoe5836Daniel SwartzUnited States115,00014
Horseshoe5837Brandon CantuUnited States165,00021
Horseshoe5838Jiacong ZhangUnited States164,00021
Horseshoe5911Kharlin SuedUnited States265,00033
Horseshoe5912Jonathan LawsonUnited States136,00017
Horseshoe5913Maria HoUnited States318,00040
Horseshoe5914David WilliamsUnited States242,00030
Horseshoe5915Kristen FoxenCanada55,0007
Horseshoe5916Mitchell HalversonUnited States318,00040
Horseshoe5917Darius SamualUnited Kingdom475,00059
Horseshoe5921Michael AcevedoCosta Rica514,00064
Horseshoe5922Toby LewisUnited Kingdom104,00013
Horseshoe5923Simon LevyUnited States248,00031
Horseshoe5924Jamie BrentIreland80,00010
Horseshoe5925Samuel LaskowitzUnited States108,00014
Horseshoe5926David GoodmanUnited States395,00049
Horseshoe5927Cherish AndrewsUnited States393,00049
Horseshoe5928Roman PumpernickAustria558,00070
Horseshoe5931Joe McKeehenUnited States139,00017
Horseshoe5932Jordan SpurlinUnited States301,00038
Horseshoe5933Xiaohu LiuChina661,00083
Horseshoe5934Thomas ZanotUnited States183,00023
Horseshoe5935Bryce McVayUnited States171,00021
Horseshoe5937Onur UnsalTurkey83,00010
Horseshoe5938David ColemanUnited States534,00067
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:08 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Official End-of-Day Chip Counts
Qui Nguyen663,000343,000
Xiaohu Liu661,000661,000
Asher Conniff641,000391,000
Yuzu Wang574,000574,000
Yuzhou Yin567,000-58,000
Chris Hunichen567,000267,000
Aram Zobian565,000-35,000
Roman Pumpernick558,000558,000
Alex Keating554,00054,000
David Coleman534,000439,000
Michael Acevedo514,00064,000
Brian Rast505,000505,000
Darius Samual475,000-75,000
Halil Tasyurek457,000457,000
Dan Harrington395,00085,000
David Goodman395,000395,000
Cherish Andrews393,000393,000
Noah Bronstein384,00084,000
Spencer Champlin377,000377,000
Michel Molenaar377,00057,000
Keith Lehr349,00059,000
Daniel Zack341,000341,000
Anthony Marquez333,00033,000
Jamie Gold331,0000
Taylor Wilson327,000267,000
Maria Ho318,000233,000
John Ripnick318,000318,000
Mitchell Halverson318,000318,000
Jordan Spurlin301,000301,000
Vitor Dzivielevski292,000232,000
Michael Capener289,000214,000
Edward Leblanc278,000278,000
Giuseppe Pantaleo270,000270,000
Daniel Weinman269,00069,000
Jesse Rockowitz269,000269,000
Kharlin Sued265,000185,000
Lior Rusinek257,000143,000
Nenad Dukic256,000256,000
Simon Levy248,000248,000
David Williams242,000122,000
Yuan Yu241,000241,000
Jonathan Pastore232,000167,000
Brent Roberts230,000230,000
John Thornton224,000106,000
Greg Merson209,0009,000
John Pierce206,000111,000
Michael Gathy195,00035,000
Chad Eveslage193,000131,000
David Mzareulov187,00057,000
Brock Wilson184,00084,000
Bryce Welker183,000117,000
Thomas Zanot183,000183,000
Benjamin Miner176,000-24,000
Yilong Wang171,000-249,000
Bryce McVay171,00051,000
Daniel Negreanu168,000-7,000
Brandon Cantu165,000165,000
Jiacong Zhang164,00024,000
Carlos Chadha-Villamarin164,000164,000
Sean Ragozzini160,000160,000
Sungwoo Tae159,000159,000
Cary Katz159,000159,000
Dan Shak153,00018,000
Christina Gollins152,000152,000
Ankush Mandavia152,000-58,000
Pierce Mckellar149,000149,000
Max Kingstone146,000-89,000
Roland Israelashvili139,00059,000
Joe McKeehen139,000-1,000
Yingui Li138,000138,000
Jonathan Lawson136,000136,000
Robert Zeidman134,000134,000
Eric Firestone133,00043,000
Troy Neptune127,000127,000
Bin Liu126,000126,000
Jesus Martinez115,000115,000
Daniel Swartz115,00055,000
Raj Vohra114,000114,000
Tony Cousineau110,000-20,000
John Gordon108,000108,000
Samuel Laskowitz108,000108,000
Robert Mizrachi107,00042,000
Matt Stout106,000106,000
Toby Lewis104,00044,000
Ryan Wolfson102,000102,000
Chun Yam101,000101,000
Scott Wilson101,000-29,000
Daniel Fuhs93,00043,000
Huck Seed88,000-17,000
Onur Unsal83,00083,000
Ren Lin81,000-24,000
Jamie Brent80,000-60,000
Jeremy Becker56,00056,000
Kristen Foxen55,000-25,000
Eddy Sabat52,0000
Pedro Bromfman11
Terry Fleischer1-255,999
Jason Sagle11
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:05 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Aces Versus Aces Versus Kings to End the Day

As most players were ready to quietly finish their last few hands of the day and return for another battle tomorrow, this just was not meant to be for three players at table #75. All three were surely very excited when they looked down at one of their last hands of the day, and probably even more excited to see two other players give a ton of action versus their big hand.

All the chips went all in before the flop, and the players flipped their cards for a hand lifted from a fairly unrealistic Hollywood screenplay.

Yilong Wang:    [allin]
Liu Bin:    [allin]
Danny Qutami:   

The flop was    , giving the black aces a big freeroll. The dagger for the red aces came on the turn, the  . The river was the inconsequential  .

Yilong Wang, who was the shortest stack to begin the hand, won the main pot for 420,000 chips, while Liu Bin had to make do for the side pot of about 130.000. The biggest loser in the hand was Danny Qutami, who covered both players but ended up on a very short stack.

Soon after the hand, Quitami lost the remainder of his stack after going all in with    and losing to opponent's    on the       runout.

Yilong Wang420,000420,000
Liu Bin130,000130,000
Danny Qutami00
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:56 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Four More Hands

Tournament officials announced that players will see four more hands before bagging up for the night.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:46 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Negreanu Picks Up Jacks at a Good Time

Daniel Negreanu

The action folded to Brock Wilson in the small blind, who shoved all in, and Daniel Negreanu made the call for his last 87,000 chips from the big blind.

Daniel Negreanu:    [allin]
Brock Wilson:   

Wilson did pair his five, but it wasn't enough to eliminate Negreanu on the       runout.

Daniel Negreanu175,00059,000
Brock Wilson100,000100,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:44 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Acevedo Putting Opponents to the Test

Michael Acevedo

Action began in the cutoff with a raise to 12,000. Michael Acevedo three-bet to 27,000 on the button, and the cutoff called.

The flop came down    , and the cutoff checked to Acevedo, who continued for 25,000. The cutoff called as the   peeled off on the turn.

Acevedo went for it all, asking for his opponent's entire stack of 130,000 chips, but after a long tank, the cutoff reluctantly folded.

Acevedo continues to chip up as Day 1 starts to wind down.

Michael Acevedo450,00070,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:44 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Keating Wakes Up With Aces to Bust Livingston

Alex Livingston was on the button and got the rest of his 200,000 in the middle as Alex Keating put him at risk from the cutoff.

Alex Livingston:    [allin]
Alex Keating:   

Livingston had run into Keating's aces and found no help on the       board as Keating scooped the massive pot to send him to the rail.

"I heard he finished second in the Main Event one year. I was that close to a bounty. That's bullshit. Why couldn't he just win the Main Event," Keating lamented as he stacked up the pot.

Alex Keating500,000445,000
Alex Livingston0-225,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:38 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Weinman Good at All Ins

Daniel Weinman

Daniel Weinman raised to 12,000 in early position before Adrian State moved all in for 21,000. "I have 21," Weinman said as he called.

Adrian State:    [allin]
Daniel Weinman:   

The flop came    , and Weinman took the lead with a pair of aces. The rest of the board came   , and State was sent to the rail.

"I'm really good at all-ins. I'm really bad at the actual poker-playing part," Weinman said.

Daniel Weinman200,00025,000
Adrian State0-160,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:36 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Weinman Gets a Late Double-Up

Daniel Weinman open-shoved for 79,000 from the cutoff, and Greg Merson made the call from the big blind.

"I'm going to gamble with you," remarked Merson.

Daniel Weinman:    [allin]
Greg Merson:   

Weinman pointed out that it wasn't that bad of a gamble, but the roll of the dice never paid off for Merson as the       runout never gave him a slither of hope.

Greg Merson200,00060,000
Daniel Weinman175,00035,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:33 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Marquez Considers Tangling With Yam

Anthony Marquez raised to 18,000 from the hijack, and Edward Yam three-bet to 63,000 from the button, with just 17,000 chips behind.

Marquez mulled it over for quite some time and, at one point, looked as if he was going to commit the chips but ultimately decided to fold, which earned Yam the pot.

Anthony Marquez300,000-70,000
Edward Yam110,000-100,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:23 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Zobian Stacks One in the Closing Level

Aram Zobian

After Aram Zobian opened preflop, he called off a shove from the button player who had around 100,000 chips.

Button:    [allin]
Aram Zobian:   

Zobian turned a set on the       board, and his opponent was already halfway to the exit before the river was dealt.

Aram Zobian600,000310,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:18 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Level 15 started
Level: 15
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 6,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:16 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Acevedo Picks Off Doddapaneni

Sriharsha Doddapaneni raised to 10,000 in early position before Michael Acevedo three-bet to 28,000 on the button. Doddapaneni then moved all in for around 100,000, and Acevedo snap-called.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni:    [allin]
Michael Acevedo:   

Acevedo had Doddapaneni dominated and pulled further in front following the     flop. The   turn improved him to trips and left Doddapaneni already drawing dead by the   river and heading for the exit.

Michael Acevedo380,000180,000
Sriharsha Doddapaneni0-90,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:13 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Samual Three-Bet Shoves the Flop

With 65,000 chips already in the pot, Adrian State and Darius Samual saw a flop of    . Samuel fired 21,000 before State raised to 60,000, and Samual took a while before shoving.

State had around 160,000 behind and went deep, deep into the tank before deciding against putting himself at risk and folding.

Darius Samual550,000270,000
Adrian State160,00085,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:10 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Harrington With a Full Double-Up

Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington opened the action from under the gun to 10,000. The hijack three-bet to 32,000, and Harrington put in the four-bet to 135,000.

The hijack put Harrington all-in for his remaining chips, and he called.

Dan Harrington:    [allin]

The board ran out       leaving Harrington with a healthy stack heading into the final level of the night.

Dan Harrington310,000120,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:08 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Zhang Spikes a Three-Outer

Action started in the cutoff with a raise to 10,000. The small blind went all in for 32,500, and Jiacong Zhang in the big blind shoved his 80,000-chip stack in the middle as well. The initial raiser folded, and the opponents went heads-up to a runout.

Small blind:    [allin]
Jiacong Zhang:   

The board ran out      , and Zhang stacked the opponent.

Jiacong Zhang140,000140,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:04 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Yam Shoves the Turn

Heads-up on a flop of    , a player in middle position bet 16,000, and Edward Yam called in the big blind.

The turn was the  , and the middle-position player bet another 35,000. Yam then moved all in for 114,000.

His opponent tanked for more than a minute before folding. "That was a bad card," he said.

Tablemate Alex Keating pretended to grab Yam's cards and expose them while Bakes quickly pushed the pot to Yam as his cards went into the muck.

"It's going to be a long series," Keating said.

Edward Yam210,000210,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:01 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Yin Thins Down the Field

A player shoved from under the gun for 52,000, and Yuzhou Yin made the call from the button.

Under the Gun:    [allin]
Yuzhou Yin:   

Yin's hand held up on the       board and he added to his already-big stack of chips.

Yuzhou Yin625,000-5,000
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 10:54 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Yokosawa Heads to the Exit

Masato Yokosawa opened from early position to 10,000 and was shoved on by Tony Ruberto for 67,000 from the cutoff. When the action got back to Yokosawa, he made the call which put Ruberto at risk.

Tony Ruberto:    [allin]
Masato Yokosawa:   

No dice for Japan's Yokosawa, as the runout of       meant he was left with just 5,000 chips.

Shortly after, those last chips were sent across the table after Yokosawa was forced all in from the big blind and never managed to connect with the board.

Tony Ruberto145,000145,000
Masato Yokosawa0-15,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander