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

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 to Thursday, May 30, 2024

Event #3: $500 WSOP Kickoff No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout

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  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $1,463,700
  • Entries: 3,485
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, May 31, 2024 3:07 PM Local Time (about 42 days and 20 hours ago)
David Niedringhaus Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,022)

David Niedringhaus

David Niedringhaus raised all in for 3,100,000 chips from the hijack, and got a swift call from Steven Borella on the button.

David Niedringhaus:   [allin]
Steven Borella:   

The runout of       was good for Borella and sent Niedringhaus to the rail just four hands into the day.

Steven Borella13,520,0003,095,000
David Niedringhaus0-3,350,000
Friday, May 31, 2024 3:02 PM Local Time (about 42 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Friday, May 31, 2024 1:18 PM Local Time (about 42 days and 21 hours ago)
How to Decide Which WSOP Tournament(s) to Play
WSOP Chips
WSOP Chips

The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is underway, and poker players in the tens of thousands will flock to The Horseshoe to pursue their dreams of WSOP glory.

After looking through the schedule, you've probably already thought about which events you'd like to hop into. This can be a tough choice if you need to mull over many variables like bankroll considerations, how long you can go for, etc. Luckily for you, PokerNews has tried to aid that decision process with this guide on how to choose best what WSOP tournament(s) to play.

Read the full article here

Friday, May 31, 2024 1:10 PM Local Time (about 42 days and 22 hours ago)
Shuffle Up and Deal

Cards are in the air for Day 3 with eight players battling it out for a WSOP bracelet.

Stay tuned for updates which will be in line with the PokerGO stream.

Friday, May 31, 2024 12:00 PM Local Time (about 42 days and 23 hours ago)
Wang Looks to Become Three-Time Bracelet Winner on Final Day of Event #3: $500 Kickoff No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout

Michael Wang

The third and final day of Event #3: $500 Kickoff No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout will play out today with eight players returning to the Horseshoe Event Center at 1 p.m. in pursuit of a bracelet and the top prize of $175,578 out of the $1,463,700 prize pool.

Daniel Willis leads the remaining players after he bagged the biggest stack of 23,725,000 chips at the culmination of Day 2. Shawn Smith occupies second place on the leaderboard with 16,150,000 chips and Michael Wang comes into play today with the third biggest stack sitting at 12,625,000. Wang is the sole remaining bracelet winner at the final table and will be looking add a third bracelet to his collection.

Final Table Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Daniel WillisUnited Kingdom23,725,00047
2Shawn SmithUnited States16,150,00032
3Michael WangUnited States12,625,00025
4Steven BorellaUnited States10,425,00021
5Yoshinori FunayamaJapan7,700,00015
6John MarinoUnited States7,000,00014
7Daniel ShererUnited States6,275,00013
8David NiedringhausUnited States3,350,0007

The United States is well represented at this final table, as six of the eight players hail from the United States.

Each remaining player is guaranteed a payout of $22,022, but all have their eyes on the $175,578 for first place. Players will return to blinds of 250,000-500,000 with a 500,000 big blind ante as action will resume with 11:30 remaining in Level 35.

You can catch the action on stream via PokerGO which will begin at 3 p.m. PDT with coverage only concluding once a champion has been crowned.

Remaining Payouts

Position  Prize (USD)
1  $175,578
2  $117,046
3  $86,820
4  $64,920
5  $48,938
6  $37,194
7  $28,501
8  $22,022

As usual, live updates can be found here at PokerNews, so stay tuned to see who has what it takes to go all the way.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, May 31, 2024 9:51 AM Local Time (about 43 days and 1 hour ago)
Final Table Chip Count/Draw

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Shawn SmithUnited States16,150,00032
2John MarinoUnited States7,000,00014
3David NiedringhausUnited States3,350,0007
4Michael WangUnited States12,625,00025
5Steven BorellaUnited States10,425,00021
6Yoshinori FunayamaJapan7,700,00015
7Daniel ShererUnited States6,275,00013
8Daniel WillisUnited Kingdom23,725,00047