Here’s what to expect today at the World Series of Poker.
11 a.m. — $1,000 No-limit Hold ’em (3-day event)
Noon — $5,000 No-limit Hold ’em (Day 3); $1,000 Tag Team No-limit Hold ’em (Day 2)
2 p.m. — $1,500 Seven-card Stud Hi-Low/8 or Better (Final table); $25,000 High Roller Pot-limit Omaha (Day 2)
3 p.m. — $3,000 Pot-limit Omaha Hi-Low/8 or Better (3-day event)
Players to watch:
* Bryan Devonshire is in the middle of the pack with 14 players remaining in the $1,500 Seven-card Stud Hi-Low/8 or Better event. Devonshire, who works as a whitewater rafting guide in Colorado after years as a full-time professional poker player, is seeking his first bracelet. David Prociak of Kissimmee, Florida, has a sizable chip lead.
* The $1,000 buy-in Tag Team No-limit Hold ’em event featured several interesting pairings, including professional poker player and author Jonathan Little captaining a team with his parents. Vladimir Geshkenbein and Tobias Ziegler bagged the lead after Day 1 with 130 teams remaining.
* High-stakes poker pro Brian Rast won the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship ($1,296,097) early Thursday.
“I play the biggest limits. … I’ll play anything for just about any amount of money with anyone. So that to me says a lot more career-wise than some tournament wins, although tournament wins are what everyone sees.” — Rast