Joon Kim took a massive chip lead into heads-up play after winning a huge hand with pocket aces in the $800 No-limit Hold’em knockout event.
Hideki Matsuyama (16-1) is among the handicappers’ top choices for this week’s event in Dublin, Ohio. Justin Thomas is the 10-1 favorite.
Nathan Gamble won the first non-No-limit Hold’em event of the WSOP Online early Tuesday, a $600 buy-in Pot-limit Omaha High-Low tournament.
The Westgate will host its annual SuperContest Weekend on Aug. 21 and 22, and Circa recently announced an event for the same dates.
Angels outfielder Mike Trout is the 12-1 favorite at the Westgate to lead MLB in home runs this season. He was fifth last year with 45.
Caesars Palace and the South Point are hosting multitable tournaments again. The Venetian has been hosting similar events in a shootout format.
Allen Chang prevailed in WSOP Online Event 5, a $1,000 No-limit Hold’em freezeout (no rebuys allowed), earning more than $160,000.
Las Vegas sportsbooks have generally shortened the futures odds of long shots and lengthened the odds of favorites because of the small sample size of 60 games.
Matt Bode won Event 4 of the WSOP Online on WSOP.com, a $500 No-limit Hold’em super turbo tournament, good for more than $97,000.
Robert Kuhn battled Ronald Keren for nearly an hour before winning the $400 No-limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker Online.
The sportsbook at M Resort was closed Thursday and Friday after an employee test positive for coronavirus, according to a spokesperson. It will reopen Saturday.
Louis Lynch (screen name PokeThese) beat a field of 919 entries in the $1,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em event early Friday on WSOP.com.
The poker room will host games starting at 4 p.m. with plexiglass dividers to allow six-handed play, per guidelines from the Gaming Control Board.
The nearly $250,000 in winning wagers placed at MGM Resorts on Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history on bets made after an event has started.
That would be crazy talk in any year but 2020, but this year, when the Breeders’ Cup will follow hard on the heels of the Derby and the Preakness Stakes, it makes some sense.