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

Thursday, June 13, 2024 to Saturday, June 15, 2024

Event #37: $10,000 Big O Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,087,600
  • Entries: 332
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 15, 2024 2:26 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Calvin Anderson Bags Day 2 Chip Lead in Big O Championship in the Hunt for Number Five

Calvin Anderson

An action-packed Day 2 of Event #37: $10,000 Big O Championship at the 2024 World Series of Poker saw the 108 players who bagged on Day 1 of the event at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas being joined by 32 new entries during the first two levels of the day, during which late registration was open.

This brought the total entry count of the brand-new event to 332, a massive turnout for a $10,000 buy-in event. It created a prize pool of $3,087,600, of which fifty players would receive a payout. Indeed, plenty of payouts were distributed, as at the end of the day, only 19 had chips and moved on to Day 3.

Leading them is Calvin Anderson, who put 2,385,000 chips in his bag at the end of the day, good for nearly 80 big blinds when the tournament restarts. Anderson is well-accomplished both live and online in all forms of poker. In 2023, he won two of his four total bracelets, and he will be looking to continue his form this year.

Following Anderson closely is John Fauver, who may be unknown to the larger public but has plenty of pot-limit Omaha wins under his belt, in every variety of the game. Fauver was the only other player who crossed two million chips, bagging up 2,125,000. Dylan Weisman, meanwhile, rounds out the top three as he is looking for his second bracelet of the year. He finds himself in the upper regions of the chip counts on back-to-back days with a stack of 1,700,000 chips.

Dylan Weisman
Dylan Weisman

Also in the upper half of the chip counts are WSOP regular Michael Rocco (1,640,000), old-school David Benyamine (1,350,000), and three-time bracelet winner Ryan Hughes (925,000).

End of Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Calvin AndersonUnited States2,385,00080
2John FauverUnited States2,125,00071
3Dylan WeismanUnited States1,700,00057
4Michael RoccoUnited States1,640,00055
5Tomasz GluszkoPoland1,515,00051
6David BenyamineFrance1,350,00045
7George ParublevUnited States1,050,00035
8Farid JattinColombia1,035,00035
9Ryan HughesUnited States925,00031
10P.J. ChaUnited States925,00031

Other notables who have made it through to Day 3 include $25K Fantasy picks Anson Tsang (890,000) and Adam Friedman (415,000), as well as recent $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw runner-up Danny Wong (890,000).

Day 2 Action

To reach the bubble phase, a lot of players had to leave empty-handed. In the first few levels of the day, goodbyes were said to the likes of Brian Rast, Jim Collopy, Sean Troha, Nick Schulman, Ren Lin, and Freddy Deeb. Benny Glaser, Yuri Dzivielevski, Kevin Gerhart, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Seiver, Joao Vieira and Day 1 chip leader Wing Po Liu got closer, but all bowed out before cashing as well.

Wing Po Liu
Wing Po Liu

Ultimately, Amir Wahab and Zhen Cai busted two away from the money, meaning that the remaining players picked up at least the min-cash of $20,306. Once in the money, the likes of David Williams, Mike Matusow, Tom Koral, Yuval Bronshtein, and Justin Saliba waved goodbye.

At the final three tables, Matt Glantz, Naoya Kihara, Sean Winter, Benjamin Miner, and Dylan Smith were eliminated before the final 19 players bagged and tagged for the third day.

They are all guaranteed at least $25,430 for their efforts, but everyone will be eyeing the gargantuan $681,998 top prize, the coveted WSOP bracelet, and the prestigious title of inaugural Big O Champion that comes with the victory.

Remaining Payouts


The remaining players will return to the Horsehoe Event Center at 1 p.m. local time on June 15. The blinds will be at Level 21, 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 big blind ante, and all levels will remain 60 minutes in length. The schedule is to play down to five players, who will then return for a fourth and final day.

Check back in to PokerNews at that time to not miss any of the five-card, split-pot action that the $10,000 Big O Championship still has in store.

Saturday, June 15, 2024 2:25 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 19 hours ago)
Seat Draw For Day 3
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Horseshoe12Anson TsangHong Kong905,00030
Horseshoe13Aaron SacksUnited States510,00017
Horseshoe14John FauverUnited States1,215,00041
Horseshoe15Calvin AndersonUnited States2,385,00080
Horseshoe16Alfred AtamianUnited States455,00015
Horseshoe17Shiva DudaniUnited States395,00013
Horseshoe21Danny WongUnited States890,00030
Horseshoe22Nitesh RawtaniUnited States765,00026
Horseshoe23David BenyamineFrance1,335,00045
Horseshoe24P.J. ChaUnited States925,00031
Horseshoe27Dylan WeismanUnited States1,700,00057
Horseshoe28Adam FriedmanUnited States415,00014
Horseshoe32Joe RitzieUnited States325,00011
Horseshoe33Tsz ShingUnited States620,00021
Horseshoe34George ParublevUnited States1,050,00035
Horseshoe35Michael RoccoUnited States1,640,00055
Horseshoe36Tomasz GluszkoPoland1,515,00051
Horseshoe37Ryan HughesUnited States925,00031
Horseshoe38Farid JattinColumbia1,035,00035
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:26 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Day 2 Final Chip Counts
Calvin Anderson2,385,000-65,000
John Fauver2,125,000-725,000
Dylan Weisman1,700,000-100,000
Michael Rocco1,640,000-110,000
Tomasz Gluszko1,515,00065,000
David Benyamine1,350,000-130,000
George Parublev1,050,00020,000
Farid Jattin1,035,00085,000
P.J. Cha925,000230,000
Ryan Hughes925,000440,000
Anson Tsang905,000515,000
Danny Wong890,000-60,000
Nitesh Rawtani765,000-60,000
Philip Shing620,000395,000
Aaron Sacks510,00085,000
Alfred Atamian455,000-285,000
Adam Friedman415,0000
Shiva Dudani395,000-30,000
Joe Ritzie325,000-10,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:16 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Day 2 Concludes

The clock has reached the end of Level 20, meaning that the 19 players will bag up for Day 3.

Stay tuned for full chip counts and a recap of the day.

Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:06 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Ritzie Doubles Up Late Night

Joe Ritzie got his final chips in on a flop of     against Farid Jattin, and was the one at risk.

Joe Ritzie:      
Farid Jattin:      

Jattin had the dominating heart flush draw and a pair, but the board ran out    to give Ritzie a runner-runner diamond flush to double up.

Farid Jattin950,000-350,000
Joe Ritzie335,000160,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 15, 2024 1:00 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Dylan Smith Eliminated in 20th Place ($25,340)

Dylan Smith

On a flop of    , John Fauver bet 205,000 from the button. Dylan Smith then check-raised all in for roughly 1,100,000. Fauver thought for close to a minute before putting in the call to make this the biggest pot of the tournament so far.

Dylan Smith :     
John Fauver :      

The   turn and   river spelled the end of Smith in this event, as Fauver moved into the chip lead.

John Fauver2,850,0001,880,000
Dylan Smith0-1,160,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:54 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Benjamin Miner Eliminated in 21st Place ($25,340)

Benjamin Miner

Benjamin Miner pushed his final 125,000 chips in from the small blind and was called by Dylan Weisman in the big blind.

Benjamin Miner:      
Dylan Weisman:      

Weisman was the only one who paired one of his hole cards on the       board, scooping the pot and eliminating Miner.

Dylan Weisman1,800,00070,000
Benjamin Miner0-190,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:49 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 20 hours ago)
Sean Winter Eliminated in 22nd Place ($25,340)

Sean Winter

Calvin Anderson and Sean Winter had got all-in on a flop of    .

Winter's cards were missed but on the   turn and   river, Anderson turned over       for a full house, which was enough to eliminate Winter,

Calvin Anderson2,450,000350,000
Sean Winter0-225,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:42 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Naoya Kihara Eliminated in 23rd Place ($25,340)

Naoya Kihara

Michael Rocco raised to 60,000 in the cutoff and was called by Naoya Kihara in the small blind.

The flop was spread     and Kihara checked to Rocco. The latter fired a bet of 175,000, after which Kihara went all in for around 600,000 chips total. Rocco made a quick call as the cards hit their backs.

Naoya Kihara:      
Michael Rocco:      

Kihara had a big lead with his set of jacks, and the   turn did not change anything. The   river did, however, as Rocco made a straight to the queen to rake in the pot and eliminate the final Japanese player standing.

Michael Rocco1,750,000450,000
Naoya Kihara0-750,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:36 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Matt Glantz Eliminated in 24th Place ($21,321)

Matt Glantz

Matt Glantz raised to 80,000 from the hijack. From the big blind, Michael Rocco three-bet enough to put Glantz all-in. Glantz made the call and the cards were revealed.

Matt Glantz :      
Michael Rocco :      

The board came       and Glantz was sent to the cashier's desk.

Michael Rocco1,300,000750,000
Matt Glantz0-170,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:32 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Three Table Redraw
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
6701Farid JattinColombia1,300,00052
6702Anson TsangHong Kong390,00016
6703Aaron SacksUnited States425,00017
6704John FauverUnited States970,00039
6705Calvin AndersonUnited States2,100,00084
6706Alfred AtamianUnited States740,00030
6707Shiva DudaniUnited States425,00017
6708Sean WinterUnited States225,0009
6711Danny WongUnited States950,00038
6712Nitesh RawtaniUnited States825,00033
6713David BenyamineFrance1,480,00059
6714P.J. ChaUnited States695,00028
6715Benjamin MinerUnited States190,0008
6716Dylan SmithUnited States1,160,00046
6717Dylan WeismanUnited States1,730,00069
6718Adam FriedmanUnited States415,00017
6721Matt GlantzUnited States170,0007
6722Joe RitzieUnited States370,00015
6723Philip ShingUnited States225,0009
6724George ParublevUnited States1,030,00041
6725Michael RoccoUnited States550,00022
6726Tomasz GluszkoPoland1,450,00058
6727Ryan HughesUnited States485,00019
6728Naoya KiharaJapan750,00030
Calvin Anderson2,100,000665,000
Dylan Weisman1,730,000120,000
David Benyamine1,480,000565,000
Tomasz Gluszko1,450,000610,000
Farid Jattin1,300,000-395,000
Dylan Smith1,160,000105,000
George Parublev1,030,000380,000
John Fauver970,000-30,000
Danny Wong950,000175,000
Nitesh Rawtani825,000115,000
Naoya Kihara750,000-525,000
Alfred Atamian740,00035,000
P.J. Cha695,000-390,000
Michael Rocco550,000-280,000
Ryan Hughes485,000100,000
Aaron Sacks425,00085,000
Shiva Dudani425,000-195,000
Adam Friedman415,000125,000
Anson Tsang390,000-60,000
Joe Ritzie370,000-130,000
Sean Winter225,000-250,000
Philip Shing225,000-727,500
Benjamin Miner190,000-60,000
Matt Glantz170,000-180,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:18 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Hamid Heads Home

Sami Hamid got his final 265,000 chips in the middle from the hijack on a flop of     and was called by Danny Wong in the cutoff.

Sami Hamid:      
Danny Wong:      

The   river and   river completed the board, giving Wong two pair to scoop the pot and eliminate Hamid.

Shortly thereafter, Scott Lamm was eliminated in 25th place as the tournament hit a three-table redraw.

Danny Wong775,000325,000
Sami Hamid0-425,000
Scott Lamm0-520,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:14 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Koral Busts

Tom Koral

Tom Koral and Adam Friedman both started the hand with roughly 150,000 in chips. In this hand they both got all-in preflop, with Koral having slightly fewer chips than Friedman, he was the one at risk.

Tom Koral:      
Adam Friedman:      

The board ran out       and Koral was out of the tournament..

Adam Friedman290,00090,000
Tom Koral0-55,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:10 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/25,000
Ante: 25,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:08 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Shing Secures Majority

With a pot of 200,000 in the middle, Philip Shing got his 535,000 chips in from the cutoff against Aaron Sacks in the big blind on a flop of    .

Philip Shing:      
Aaron Sacks:      

The board ran out with the   turn and   river. Both players made the nut low, but Shing was awarded the high part of the pot with two pair, jacks and eights.

Meanwhile, Justin Saliba was eliminated from another table.

Philip Shing952,500232,500
Aaron Sacks340,000-160,000
Justin Saliba0-205,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:00 AM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Tsang Doubles

Tom Koral raised to 70,000 on the button and Anson Tsang called from the small blind.

Tsang moved all in for 135,000 on the     flop and Koral called.

Anson Tsang:      
Tom Koral:      

The turn came the   and river the  , which meant Tsang scooped.

Anson Tsang450,000230,000
Tom Koral55,000-145,000
Friday, June 14, 2024 11:52 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 21 hours ago)
Kihara Bests Wong Again, Dawson Done

Naoya Kihara raised to 50,000 under the gun and Danny Wong defended the big blind. Both players then checked the     flop before Kihara bet 60,000 chips on the   turn.

Wong check-called to see the   river. He checked again, after which Kihara made a bet of 250,000. Wong took a few moments to think it through but ultimately forfeited his cards to the dealer.

Meanwhile, Eric Dawson was eliminated from another table.

Naoya Kihara1,275,000345,000
Danny Wong450,000-275,000
Eric Dawson0-230,000
Friday, June 14, 2024 11:41 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 22 hours ago)
Kihara Nears Million

Naoya Kihara

Naoya Kihara got his 440,000 chips in from the button against Danny Wong in the cutoff.

Naoya Kihara:      
Danny Wong:      

The board ran out      , giving Kihara tens and sixes to double up.

Naoya Kihara930,000480,000
Danny Wong725,000-450,000
Friday, June 14, 2024 11:38 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 22 hours ago)
Rawtani Scoops

Yuval Bronshtein and Nitesh Rawtani got all in on the     flop with Bronshtein being the player at risk of elimination.

Yuval Bronshtein:      
Nitesh Rawtani:      

The   turn and   river gave Rawtani the nut low, and a flush for the high. He scooped the entire pot and eliminated Bronstein.

Nitesh Rawtani710,000235,000
Yuval Bronshtein0-215,000
Friday, June 14, 2024 11:26 PM Local Time (about 28 days and 22 hours ago)
Hughes and Koral Muck Their Hands

John Fauver raised to 70,000 on the button before Ryan Hughes made it 220,000 to go from the big blind. The flop then fell     and Hughes checked to Fauver.

Fauver put Hughes all in for his remaining 385,000 chips, sending Hughes into the tank. After a couple of minutes the clock was called on him, but he folded his cards shortly after the floorman had arrived.

On another table, Tom Koral raised to 40,000 from the hijack and was raised to 130,000 by big blind Shiva Dudani. Dudani continued for 35,000 on the     flop, receiving a quick fold from Koral, who left himself 200,000 to play with.

John Fauver1,000,000250,000
Shiva Dudani620,000135,000
Ryan Hughes385,000-240,000
Tom Koral200,000-155,000
Gorilla Gaming