One of the coolest tournaments in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) kicks off this Thursday (13). Event No. 85, worth $1,500, drew crowds for its penalty shootout format. There were quite a few Brazilians among the 987 entrants, but only 100 made it to the second round.
There are 4 Brazilian players among them. Gustavo Mastelotto (248,000), Yuri Martins (247,000), Fabiano Kovalski (245,000) and Allan Mello (242,000) are in Day 2 of the tournament and continue to fight for the WSOP bracelet. The good news is that none of them will split tables, which means they won’t be knocking each other out.
In qualifying, Ali Imsirovic, Adam Friedman, Faraz Faraz Jaka, Chino Rheem, Frank Funaro, Julian Pineda, Dinesh Alta and Brian Hastings, among others, are some of them. The player who gets a seat on the second day of the game.
The WSOP tournament returns this Friday at 2:00pm ET (10:00am Las Vegas). Blinds start at 2,000/4,000 with big blind antes. Players have a minimum ITM of $5,759, and the winner will take home a small prize of $237,367.