You will be aware that the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is in full swing over in fabulous Las Vegas, unless you have been hiding under a rock that is. Tens of thousands of the world’s best poker players are in Sin City for the WSOP and the several dozen other tournaments taking place this summer.
Several members of Team partypoker are among the armies of poker tournament specialists on a quest for a gold bracelet and a bankroll-boosting score. Our team have enjoyed 32 cashes between them and while a gold bracelet or outright tournament victory has not happened yet, there is still plenty of time for our group to change that.
Jason Koon, the man of the moment, has helped himself to our team’s two biggest cashes so far. Koon finished seventh in a $100,000 buy-in high roller tournament at ARIA for $372,894 and followed that up with a $295,606 score by finishing fifth in the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the WSOP.
Fedor Holz was at the same $100,000 High Roller final table as Koon. The German superstar finished ninth for $240,265.
Canada’s Kristen Bicknell is leading the way in terms of number of cashes to her name. Bicknell has cashed six times to date and is, as this article is being written, deep into the money for the seventh time. Bicknell’s impressive run includes:
- 631st place in the $565 Colossus at the WSOP for $1,998
- 24th place in the $5,000 NLHE at the WSOP for $14,572
- 102nd place in the $2,620 Marathon at the WSOP for $5,166
- 2nd place in the $5,000 MSPT Main Event for $200,000
- 266th place in the $1,655 MSPT side event for $3,279
- 176th place in the $1,000 NLHE 30-min blinds at the WSOP for $1,720
The closest any of our team have come to winning a coveted gold bracelet was a couple of days ago when Dzmitry Urbanovich finished as runner-up in the $1,500 Razz event at the WSOP. Urbanovich banked $77,526 for that second-place finish.
Urbanovich is known as a no-limit hold’em beast, yet his three WSOP cashes so far are in mixed gamed. He finished 37th in a $1,500 Seven Card Stud event for $2,398 and 27th in a $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo / Stud Hi/Lo event for $5,162 in addition to the runner-up finish mentioned above.
The other Team partypoker members to get their hands on some of Las Vegas’ lovely “Benjamins” are:
- Bertrand Grospellier: Two cashes for a combined $11,822
- Mike Sexton: Two cashes for a combined total of $8,119
- Isaac Haxton: 3rd place in a $25,000 event at ARIA for $120,000
- Richard Dubini: Three cashes for a combined total of $7,292
- Anatoly Filatov: Three cashes for a combined total of $42,802
- Natalia Breviglieri: Three cashes for a combined total of $7,069
- Marcel Luske: One cash for $3,736
- Renato Nomura: Two cashes for a combined of $14,991
- Joao Simao: Three cashes, including two final tables for a combined total of $77,295
Stay tuned to the partypoker blog and our social media channels to stay up-to-date with how Team partypoker are getting on in Las Vegas this summer.
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