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WSOP Day #19 Round Up: Corkins Leading the Monster Stack, a Stacked Final Table in the $10k No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship, and Much More.

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Lee Davy brings you up to speed on all the action of the 19th day of the 46th Annual World Series of Poker, including a legend leading the way in the Monster Stack, and a stacked final table in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship.

WSOP Day #19 Round Up: Corkins Leading the Monster Stack, a Stacked Final Table in the $10k No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship, and Much More.We start today’s round up with news of another stacked final table. This time the cream has risen to the top in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship, and any of the final six players will be a worthy headline hogger.

Dan Smith leads the way with 661,000 chips. The American has over $9.2m in live tournament earnings, but he has never won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. He cashed in the $1,500 version of this game; can he go all the way in the Big Daddy event?

Erik Seidel and Nick Schulman are very familiar with this format. Both of Schulman’s bracelet wins have come in this exact tournament, as have two of Seidel’s eight. They start fourth and second respectively.

Two more bracelet winners are in the mix, and both have had modest success at this year’s series. Phil Galfond made the final table of the 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) Championship, finishing fourth, and Eli Elezra made the final table of the $1,500 Seven Card Razz, finishing fifth. Galfond starts in fifth, and Elezra in sixth.

Last but not least Jon ‘PearlJammer Turner’ has also made the final table. The American starts in third place, and also cashed in the baby version of this event, finishing in 25th place.

Final Table Chip Counts

1st. Dan Smith – 661,000

2nd. Nick Schulman – 554,000

3rd. Jon Turner – 439,000

4th. Erik Seidel – 265,000

5th. Phil Galfond – 255,000

6th. Eli Elezra – 160,000

Corkins Leads the Field in the Monster Stack

272 players made it through to a third day of action, in the Monster Stack, and at the time of writing Hoyt Corkins is leading the final 120 players. Other notables within earshot of a deep run are Kevin Iacofano (1,700,000), Scott Montgomery (1,675,000), Jacob Bazeley (1,450,000) and Dylan Hortin (1,400,000).

There is $1.2m for first, and everyone left in the field is guaranteed $9,612.

Top Five Chip Counts

1st. Hoyt Corkins – 2,815,000

2nd. Maurice Hawkins – 2,160,000

3rd. Petr Vejmelka – 2,100,000

4th. Jordan Avne – 2,000,000

5th. Gylbert Drolet – 2,000,000

Hinchcliffe Leads Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Chris Hinchcliffe leads the final 162 players in a gargantuan $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event. 2,150 entrants made sure the field was 5% stronger than last year. The top five chip counts are show below. Check out this motley crew hanging on the periphery: Fedor Holz (140,000), Antonio Esfandiari (140,000), Barry Shulman (134,000) and Brandon Cantu (130,000).

Top Five Chip Counts

1st. Chris Hinchcliffe – 364,000

2nd. Bruce Angeski – 260,000

3rd. Brian Brunner – 203,000

4th. DJ Mackinnon – 185,000

5th. Kevin Palmer – 160,000

There is $353,391 waiting for the person who wins this bracelet.

Jeff Madsen Leads Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

480 players entered Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, and at the time of writing there are 134 left. The former WSOP Player of the Year (POY) Jeff Madsen leads the field. Another former WSOP POY, Tom Schneider is also in the top ten. Here are the top five counts, and a few notables.

Top Five Chip Counts

1st. Jeff Madsen – 231,800

2nd. Doug Polk – 215,800

3rd. Young Ji – 106,700

4th. Bradley McFarland – 172,900

5th. Sun Kwak – 137,200

Other notables with chips include: Tom Schneider (136,900), Shawn Buchanan (134,200), Robert Mizrachi (102,700), and Mike Watson (88,800).

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