WSOP Day 17 – Kabbaj Only Bracelet Winner

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We expected two bracelets to be awarded on Day 17 of the World Series of Poker yet because one event required an extra day we have just one to reveal. That went to John Kabbaj who now has two bracelets to his name after he took down Event #25.

There were five events in total that were playing on Day 17 and we have provided our latest update on who are looking the best bets for some WSOP jewellery.

Event #24 – $5k 6-Handed NLHE Day 3 – Another Day Required

Day 3 in the $5k Six-handed No Limit Hold’em was originally scheduled to reveal another bracelet winner yet time eventually ran out during an intense heads up session. Kevin Eyster and Pierre Neuville remain after ten long levels at the felt. The players would have been allowed one more level but it requires both players to agree and Neuville wanted to get some sleep.

The Current Standings

1st) Kevin Eyster – 5,515,000

2nd) Pierre Neuville – 2,605,000

Event #25 – $2.5k Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo – Kabbaj Earns Second Bracelet

The first event of the day that did award a bracelet was this keenly contested Event #25. 18 well known players came back to the felt for Day 3 and there were many bracelet winners on show. John Kabbaj was one of those winners and he managed to make it two bracelets after defeating the field to claim the title and $267,327 first place payout.

The Final Standings

1st) John Kabbaj – $267,327

2nd) Thomas Keller – $165,177

3rd) Christopher McHugh – $105,000

4th) Terrence Hastoo – $75,713

5th) Joe Tehan – $55,451

6th) Erik Seidel – $41,230

7th) Mike Leah – $31,115

8th) Tom Schneider – $23,833

9th) Tyson Marks – $18,519

10th) Fu Wong – $18,519

Event #26 – $1.5k NLHE Day 2 Welch Earns Big Lead

Day 2 of the $1.5k No Limit Hold’em event was also played out on Day 17 of the World Series of Poker and the field was cut down from 178 players to just the 12 that will return to do battle for the title on Day 3.

Ryan Welch is by far in the best position to take home the title after a dominant display saw him rack up 1,524,000 chips, almost double that of his closest challenger.

The Current Standings

1st) Ryan Welch – 1,524,000

2nd) Dan Smith – 887,000

3rd) Reed Goodmiller – 862,000

4th) Jonas Wexler – 612,000

5th) Eric Rappaport – 588,000

6th) Christopher Symesko – 491,000

7th) Michael Katz – 439,000

8th) Will Failla – 421,000

9th) Geremy Eiland – 420,000

10th) Heinz Kamutzki – 358,000

Event #27 – $1.5k HORSE Day 1 – Riesenberg Claims Early Lead

There were two events that started up on Day 17 and this HORSE event was the first of them. It attracted 743 players and saw them undergo a tough ten levels at the felt before being whittled down to just 160.

Jason Riesenberger finds himself as the early chip leader with 72,600 but has the likes of Huck Seed and Dutch Boyd hot on his trail.

The Current Standings

1st) Jason Riesenberg – 72,600

2nd) Huck Seed – 59,400

3rd) Lonnie Heimowitz – 52,500

4th) Ron Lane – 51,000

5th) Ronald Lane – 47,200

6th) Jeff Wagner – 45,900

7th) James Van Alstyne – 45,000

8th) John Monnette – 43,900

9th) Dutch Boyd                 – 43,400

10th) Pnut Brand – 42,500

Event #28 – $10k Pot Limit Hold’em Championship Day 1 – Ruberto Leads

As you would expect from the latest $10k Championship, the big names were out in force. 160 of them came to the felt on Day 1 and just 66 remained at the end of ten levels. Tony Ruberto leads the top ten with 203,300 whilst the likes of John Juanda, Antonio Esfandiari, Chino Rheem and Dave Ulliott are hunting him down.

The Current Standings

1st) Tony Ruberto – 203,300

2nd) John Juanda – 171,200

3rd) Michel Abecassis – 165,100

4th) Benjamin Pollak – 156,800

5th) Alex Bilokur – 156,500

6th) Antonio Esfandiari – 144,300

7th) Michael Rocco – 143,600

8th) Chino Rheem – 122,700

9th) Richard Kirsch – 120,000

10th) David Ulliott – 111,500