Poker Pros Approach Record-Breaking Cashes in Day 30 of the 2017 WSOP
With more bracelet events on the schedule than ever before (74) the 2017 World Series of Poker set the stage for some record-breaking play. Reaching the 30-day mark at least three pro players are coming up on the previous record for the most cashes made in a single series.
That record belongs to Roland Israelashvili, who cashed a lucky 13 times during the 2016 WSOP. Israelashvili is sure to be outdone. Pro players Ryan Hughes and John Racener both had 11 amounts of cash as of this morning. Mike Leah and the notorious Chris Ferguson are both one cash away with 12 so far.
Ferguson stands out from the other players above for his proximity to beating a second cash record – the record for lifetime cashes. Currently tied for sixth-most cashes at 86, Ferguson could move further up that latter and possibly reach the number one spot this year between the 20 remaining events.
Day 30 events included two final tables. It saw the start of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, moved into Day 2 of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, and the final tables of the $3,000 Six-handed Limit Hold’em event and the $1,500 Bounty No-limit Hold’em.
Yesterday Brian Yoon of Torrance California won the $1,500 Monster Stack tournament for just over $1 million, bringing him up to 6th on the list of the highest earners so far this year. Doug Polk tops the list with $3.6 million in winnings. Bryce Yockey scored a half-million in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low/8 or Better Championship.