WSOP Week Six Recap - Main Event Kicked Off

14 more bracelets were won this week, only two of the total 74 are left up for grabs: the $1,111 Little Drop and the most prestigious one, the "World Championship of Poker": the Main Event where players have been battling each other for 5 days by now.

Elior Sion wins $50K Poker Players Championship

The British cardplayer won $1,395,767 after finishing first in the biggest mixed game event in the WSOP. He managed to beat his opponent Johannes Becker heads-up for the gold even though starting the duel being a 3:1 short stack.

Eight games are played in the Players Championship: No Limit Hold'em, 7-Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, PLO, Limit Hold'em, 7-Card Stud Hi-Lo and 2-7 Triple Draw. The last hand that decided the fate of the Chip Reese Trophy was played in Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better: Sion took the whole pot with quad 5's, since there was no low pot in that hand.

Sebastian Langrock wins $1,500 No-limit Holdem/Pot-limit Omaha Tournament

The German player his first bracelet in this mixed game tourney which combines the most commonly played poker games, but he has some impressive accomplishments form another field, TV: he took down the $1 million first prize in the German version of the popular quiz show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" in 2013. 

Heidi May comes in first in the $10K Ladies' Championship

The Aussie poker pro defeated a field of 718 of her fellow ladies in the $10k NLHE event exclusively for women and become the first female bracelet winner in this year's WSOP discounting tag team championships. In the last hand she called her opponent, the runner-up Worley-Roberts's shove with pocket 10's, turned put she was up agianst two overcards, KJ off. May must have been happy to see a ten fall on the flop, and even happier to see two deuces with it, because that meant she filled up: the turn and river was irrevelant at that point, May won the $135K first prize and the WSOP bracelet.

James Gola wins his first bracelet in the $1,500 Razz

Razz is a poker game where would care if you hit a Royal Flush, as straights and flushes don't count, the lowest five unpaired cards win at showdown (Ace is always counted a low, a one). Every player gets dealt two cards face down, one face up, the highest door card card posts the bring-in, and first street betting starts. Then three cards are dealt face up in the next three streets, the last, the seventh card goes once again in the hole before the last bets are made. 

These are things you probably don't have to tell James Gola, as the IT worker from Chicago ended up topping the 419-player field and won his first bracelet in Razz.

Dieter Dechant is crowned as the eventual winner in the $365 Giant

The largest field tournament also came to a conclusion at last; the lowest buy-in (a mere $365 for a shot at a WSOP bracelet) event started in June 9th with unlimited re-entries - that and the low buy-in made sure it's going to take a long, long time before all the chips find their to one player. That player turned out to be Dieter Dechant - the Nevada man ended up topping the over 10,000-entry field after the turney ran for a month. 

Other completed events since last week's update:

$888 Crazy Eights NLHE - Alexander Papazian wins

$1K NLHE 30-Minute Levels - Shai Zurr

$1K No-limit Hold'em - Rulah Divine

$1,500 No-lmit Hold'em - Chris Klodincki

$25K Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller - James Calderaro

$1k Online NLHE Championship - Nipun "Javatinni" Java (second bracelet this year!)

$3K No-limit Hold'em - Harrison Gimbel

$10K Seven-card Stud - MIke Wattel

Meanwhile the most anticipated tournament, the Main Event started running on Saturday. The players are already playing Day 2AB, over 2000 layers remain alive out of the 7,221 that entered. In the chip lead currently is the British Lawrence Bayley. Reinging champion Qui Nguyen was eliminated already.

On the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard, John Monette is in the lead with two events left to play out.