Here’s what to expect today at the World Series of Poker.
11 a.m. — $1,500 Pot-limit Omaha (3-day event)
Noon — $1,500 “Summer Solstice” No-limit Hold ’em (Day 3); $5,000 Six-handed No-limit Hold ’em (Day 2)
2 p.m. — $1,500 2-7 Limit Triple Draw Lowball (Final table); $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Low/8; 7-Card Stud Hi-Low/8 (Day 2); $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low/8 or Better Championship (Final table)
3 p.m. — $3,000 Six-handed Limit Hold’em (3 day event)
Player to watch:
* Benny Glaser of Southampton, England, goes for his second bracelet of the summer when play resumes in the $10,000 buy-in Omaha Hi-Low/8 or Better Championship. Glaser, who was the shortest stack at one point during eight-handed play, had the chip lead over two other players when action was halted a little after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
* Alexander Ziskin, a professional poker player from Vernon Hills, Illinois, won the $1,500 buy-in No-limit Hold ’em event ($401,494) for his first career bracelet. Ziskin, 30, outlasted German Jens Grieme in one of the longest final tables in WSOP history — 460 hands, more than half of which came during heads-up play.
* James Moore of New Hope, Pennsylvania, won the $1,000 buy-in Super Seniors’ No-limit Hold ’em ($230,626). It is the first career bracelet for the 65-year-old radiologist.
“I was feeling really good about this tournament and my chances entering Day 3. I had lost a lot of my stack on Day 2, but (Tuesday) I felt good. Things seemed to work better for me. It wasn’t a cake walk, but things worked out.” — Moore, after winning the Super Seniors event.