WSOP Week Five Recap

The fifth week of the World Series of Poker has passed too, we can report on 12 more bracelets that were given out. The total number of golds awarded is 58 currently, 16 more to go...

Brian Yoon wins the Monster Stack

Yoon became the fourth player to pocket a 7-figure first prize in this year's WSOP, he won $1,094,349 to be exact. It was the Nevada pro's third bracelet in his career. The players in this NLHE tournament start with monstrous 300 BB stacks, but unlike in the Marathon, a similar event the blinds increase after every hour and after the second level antes have to be posted as well.

Thomas "Floatz" Cannuli wins the $3,333 Big Grind Online Bracelet

The second online bracelet was also awarded in the 48th WSOP - it went to Thomas Cannuli, also in No-limit Hold'em. He had to fight through a lot smaller field than what the first online WSOP tournament, the "Little Grind" had - although the over $3K buy-in for the Big Grind attracted a lot harder player pool. However the 2015 November niner Cannuli managed to come out on top, winning $322,815 and something to wear on his wrist.

Chris Bolek comes in first in the $1,500 NLHE Bounty tournament

Another NLHE event, but in this one you get $500 cash from the prize pool for every player you manage to knock out. Florida pro Bolek was the one to take down the most valuable bounty, knocking out Bryan Emory in the final hand heads-up - he called his opponents all-in with pocket 8s, he was up against A4 suited and held out. Bolek ended up winning over $266K along with his first WSOP bracelet.

Tommy Le wins the $10K PLO

The second most commonly played form of poker is Pot-limit Omaha, and this is the second highest buy-in event of that game in the World Series. The winner, Tommy Le got to the final table in three WSOP PLO championships last year, but failed to finish first - until now. 

Other completed events since last week's update:

$10K Pot-limit Omaha Hi-Lo - Bryce Yockey wins

$3K Limit Hold-em 6-Max - Max Silver

$1,500 No-limit Hold'em - Mohsin Charania 

$1,500 7-Card Stud - Tom Koral

$2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo/7-Card Stud Hi-Lo Mix - Smith Sirisakorn 

$5K Limit Hold'em - Andres Korn

$2,500 Big Bet Mix - Jens Lakemeier

$5K No-limit Hold'em - Artur Rudziankov 

Meanwhile, in the Player of the Year point count John racener took over the lead with 729.92 points, ahead of the notorious Chris Ferguson currently in second place.