The 53rd annual World Series of Poker wrapped its third week of play at Bally’s, the future Horseshoe Las Vegas, and Paris Las Vegas, delivering nonstop excitement with minted champions, massive game-winning hands and an appearance by world-renowned soccer superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. With more than thirty gold bracelets awarded and many more showdowns to come, week three of the WSOP raises the stakes—once again setting the gold standard of competitive poker play.
Week 3 Highlights
Brian Hastings wins his sixth gold bracelet in Event #31: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
Brian Hastings claimed victory in a field of 118, becoming one of 17 players with at least six WSOP gold bracelets. This is Hastings’ third cash of the series after money finishes in Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em and Event #23: $3,000 Limit Hold’em.
Neymar Jr. competes in his first WSOP events
The international soccer superstar Neymar de Silva Santos Júnior competed in his first WSOP bracelet events, participating in Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em, Event #33: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, Event #34: Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em and an exclusive, star-studded “Neymar and Friends” tournament alongside Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo and poker pro André Akkari. No stranger to the tournament, Neymar made an appearance in 2015 during Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event to support Brazilian players.
Adam Friedman wins his fifth gold bracelet in Event #22: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
Adam Friedman became one of 30 players to have earned at least five WSOP gold bracelets after besting a field of 96 and taking home $248,254 in prize money.
Brett Blackwood takes home a gold bracelet in Michigan-Only Online Event #1: No-Limit Hold’em Big $500
Brett Blackwood becomes the first gold bracelet winner in the inaugural World Series of Poker Michigan Online Bracelet Series, taking home $35,559 in winnings.
What To Look Forward To
Friday, June 17 – Event #37 : MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em
Players will compete for a WSOP gold bracelet in one of the WSOP’s prestigious events with a guaranteed first prize of $1,000,000
Thursday, June 23 – Event #47: SENIORS No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Senior players will have a chance at a WSOP gold bracelet in a $1,000 buy-in tournament reserved for those aged 50+
Thursday, June 23 – Event #50: Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
High rollers will compete for a prestigious WSOP gold bracelet in one of the most exclusive, high stakes, $250,000 buy-in tournament
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Saturday, June 18 – Event #34: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout
Sunday, June 19 – Event #38: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
Monday, June 20 – Event #40: $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Championship
Tuesday, June 21 – Event #42: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
Wednesday, June 22 – Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Thursday, June 23 – Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
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