Here’s what to expect today at the World Series of Poker.
11 a.m. — $1,000 Seniors No-limit Hold ’em Championship (Final table); $1,500 “Summer Solstice” No-limit Hold ’em (5-day event); $1,000 Super Seniors’ No-limit Hold ’em (Day 2)
Noon — $1,500 No-limit Hold ’em (Final table)
2 p.m. — $3,000 Six-handed Pot-limit Omaha (Final table); $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low/8 or Better Championship (Day 2)
3 p.m. — $1,500 2-7 Triple Limit Draw Lowball (3-day event)
Players to watch:
* David Williams, a contestant on the newest season of the television show “MasterChef,” sits atop the chip count in the $1,500 buy-in No-limit Hold ’em with 31 players left. Williams was the runner-up in the 2004 Main Event and is looking for his second career WSOP bracelet.
* Wesley Chong of Reno has more than one-third of the total chips in play with six players remaining in the $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-limit Hold ’em Championship. Action was halted just after 10 p.m. Sunday night and an extra day was added to the schedule to complete the tournament, which saw a Seniors Event-record 4,499 entrants.
* Ian Johns, a 31-year-old professional poker player from Newcastle, Washington, won his second bracelet of the summer and third of his career, as he took down the $10,000 buy-in Limit Hold ’em event ($290,635) on Sunday.
* Michael Gagliano, a 31-year-old online poker pro from Rockaway, New Jersey, won the $2,500 No-limit Hold ’em event ($448,463) on Sunday. It is his first career WSOP bracelet.
* Benny Glaser of Southampton, England, won the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low/8 or Better event ($244,103) on Sunday. It is the second career bracelet for the 27-year-old professional poker player.
* Spanish poker pro Cesar Garcia outlasted five bracelet winners at the final table to win the $2,000 buy-in No-limit Hold ’em event ($447,739) on Saturday. It is the first career bracelet for the 27-year-old living in Cardiff, Wales.
* Professional poker player Calvin Lee of Old Tappan, New Jersey, won the $3,000 buy-in Six-handed No-limit Hold ’em event ($531,577) on Friday. It was the first career bracelet for the native of South Korea.
“This one’s a little more elation. I don’t know what to say. I can’t believe it. It’s so far out there. I don’t even play a lot of tournaments, so I never even dreamed of winning two in a year. I’ve never even thought about it.” — Johns, after joining Jason Mercier as the only two-time winners at this year’s WSOP.