It’s early days at the World Series of Poker, so there haven’t been a lot of big results from the Rio yet, but players have been in Las Vegas for a week at other events and series.
Over at the Wynn Summer Classic, Spokane-based Andrew Vitale‘s first recorded cash was in the opening $550 buyin $100K GTD NLHE. He debuts at #1162 on the Leaderboard. Longtime player Scott Eskenazi (Mercer Island) came in 3rd in the same event, moving him up three spots to 76th.
Congratulations Andrew Vitale, winner of the first event of the 2019 Wynn Summer Classic! Andrew topped the 180 player field, winning $22,136 and the trophy!
12 P.M. $550 NLH $100K GTD Single Day Event pic.twitter.com/A2UAMOCcbU
— Wynn Poker Room (@WynnPoker) May 31, 2019
Another player earning his wings this week was Roseburg’s Michael Keller, taking 2nd in the Venetian Deepstack #35 $25K GTD NLHE Bounty for a jump into #1972.
On to the Rio, another Mercer Islander, Jesse Hampton goes up 30 spots to #151 with a 5th place finish in WSOP #6 $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw. He came in 3rd in last year’s $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball.
Of course, Jesse Kertland from Ellensburg took 4th in WSOP #1 $500 NLHE Casino Employees. Not his largest score: he finished 5th in last summer’s $1,500 NLHE Shootout.
Rounding out the early numbers, Kirkland resident Rick Fuller just missed the final table of the entertaining WSOP #4 $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo.
(And yeah, I know Scott Clements won a bracelet, but I ran the numbers before the end of the Dealers Choice. It takes time to do this stuff! Next update.)