[toc]With 25 events down in the World Series of Poker, we’re pretty much one-third of the way through the series.
As you might expect, the WSOP is action-packed so far, with a whole heap of news coming from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here is some of the best of the action from the past couple of weeks.
Poker’s power couple net their first bracelets
The Tag Team format proved so popular in 2016 that the WSOP introduced a $10,000 buy-in version this year.
Poker couple Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree won the inaugural event. The tournament was the first open bracelet event of the summer. The pair have been dating for several years. Despite impressive tournament resumes, neither owned a bracelet. Now they have done it together.
Doug Polk wins the $111,111 One Drop
The $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, which donates $11,111 from each buy-in to Guy Laliberté’s One Drop Foundation, always attracts poker’s elite.
The list of winners is a reflection of this: Jonathan Duhamel and Fedor Holz are some of the past champions. They are now joined by Doug Polk. This is Polk’s third WSOP bracelet and continues his great winning streak. He also recently broke his own record for the largest livestreamed online poker tournament win.
Adrian Mateos wins third career WSOP event
Spanish poker pro Adrian Mateos won what is arguably one of the toughest events in the WSOP calendar. The Spaniard took down the $10,000 Heads-Up Championship, winning $335,656 in the process.
In doing this, not only does he take his live tournament earnings over the $9 million-mark, he also further cements his spot as number two on the Spain all-time money list. Moreover, he also becomes the youngest player in poker history to win three WSOP bracelets.
Mateos also won the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event in 2013 and the $1,500 Summer Solstice event in Las Vegas last year.
Pablo Mariz turns $1,500 into over $1.2 million
The $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker was the twentieth event of the series. As always, it is also one of the most anticipated events. Why? Well, for the promise to make the winner a millionaire.
The event guarantees a first prize of $1 million, which it easily eclipsed by a significant margin when 7,758 players entered.
A 27-year-old Canadian named Pablo Mariz came from Montreal and won the title as well as a first prize of $1,221,704. Not bad for a $1,500 investment!