Here’s what to expect Tuesday at the World Series of Poker.
11 a.m. — $1,000 Pot-limit Omaha (3-day event)
11 a.m. — $1,500 “The Millionaire Maker” No-limit Hold ’em (Day 3)
Noon — $2,620 “The Marathon” No-limit Hold ’em (Day 2)
2 p.m. — $10,000 No-limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (Final table)
2 p.m. — $1,500 Limit Hold ’em (Day 2)
3 p.m. — $10,000 Razz Championship (3-day event)
Players to watch:
— Senovio Ramirez III of Mission, Texas, who has cashed in two previous events this summer, bagged the chip lead after Day 2 of the $1,500 buy-in “The Millionaire Maker” No-limit Hold’em tournament with 102 players left.
A number of high-profile professionals are still alive, including: Jessica Dawley, Kenny Hallaert, Joe Cada, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Brian Rast, Bryan Piccioli and Matt Affleck.
— Maurice Hawkins, the loquacious pro from West Palm Beach, Florida, built a massive stack on the opening day of the $2,620 “The Marathon” No-limit Hold’em event. Hawkins owns a record 10 WSOP Circuit rings but has only made one WSOP final table in his career.
— Two-time bracelet winner John Monnette has a sizable chip lead heading into the stacked final table of the $10,000 buy-in No-limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship. Mike Gorodinsky, the 2015 WSOP Player of the Year, is one of the eight remaining players, along with former bracelet winners Mike Leah and Paul Volpe.
— Michael Reed of Pittsburgh had the overnight lead in the $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold ’em event with 132 of the 616 entrants still alive. Three-time bracelet winners Barry Greenstein and Ian Johns, and noted pro Raymond Henson, also start Day 2 in the top 30.
— Ron “Grumpy” Ware, a collectibles dealer and cash-game player from Las Vegas, won the $1,500 buy-in Eight Game Mix/Six-handed ($145,577) for his first career bracelet. Ware finished third in the same event last year and now has more than $500,000 in career WSOP earnings.
— Jessica Dawley (@JessicaDawley) June 13, 2017