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Christoph Vogelsang, sensational gains and strength of character

The 32-year-old German player has managed in just 5 years of live poker to beat a few cashing records, without winning any WSOP, WPT or EPT. He plays very well in high-roller tournaments and has managed to achieve several sensational results and gains in the last few years.

Born in Sassenberg, Münster, he studied economics at Witten / Herdecke University and the London School of Economics. He is residing in the capital of the United Kingdom at the moment.

Online

Vogelsang first began playing poker online in 2010 and had two aliases on the two famous sites: 26071985 on PokerStars and “Tight-Man1” on FullTilt Poker. On FullTilt he actually won $ 2 million playing in the tournaments with the highest online stakes.

His climb to the top was quick and with only a few $ 10 deposits he managed to make history in the world of online poker. In an interview on Pokerlisting in 2014 he said he was a very lucky player, “even luckier than the other 99% of the players.”

In 2013, Vogelsang was one of the top players who regularly participated in several Full Tilt poker tournaments called “the MalACEsia games” where the ante was $ 400 / $ 800, and among the other players invited was the extremely wealthy Malaysian businessman and amateur poker player named Paul Phua.

In 2 tournament days, the German won $ 1.2 million. And in one of the hands won the biggest online pot in history against Doug “WCGRider” Polk, $ 311,000.

Tournaments

How did he get to be, according to pokerdb.thehendonmob.com, after  second to Fedor Holz in the all-time ranking of the biggest winnings of German players, in just 5 years of live poker (2013-2017)? He won more than $ 15 million from live tournaments. Impressive. Other major players do that in 20 years. He is in the Top 25 players with the world’s greatest wins in history!

To describe Christoph’s results in retrospective, I can tell you that it all started in the UKIPT season 4 in the £ 48,500 + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament – a Super High Roller, where he finished third after Martin Finger and Tobias Reinkemeier, out of 41 high-rollers and earned £ 383,200.

In 2014, he played in the biggest high roller tournament of that year – $ 1,000,000 No Limit Hold’em – The Big One for One Drop (Event # 57) – at the 45th WSOP edition. He finished third and earned $ 4,480,001. Daniel Colman and Daniel Negreanu finished first and second.

In 2015 he played in 8 live tournaments, where he had remarkable results in the 48,500 € + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller 8Max # 19, the 12th EPT season in Barcelona. He finished third out of 85 players, and increased his bankroll by $ 622,570.

In 2016 he played in 8 tournaments again, but the results were not as impressive. Except maybe for the $ 24,000 + 1,000 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller, where he finished third again and made $ 216,550.

The year 2017 seems to be the best of his career, at least in terms of his participation in live tournaments! Vogelsang won no less than $ 7,665,247 this year before this material was made!

It all began in May at the No Limit Hold’em tournament at the Aria Super High Roller Bowl in Las Vegas with a buy-in of $ 300,000, where he won $ 6,000,000 and defeated 65 players. We had grown tired of him always finishing third…

In August he finished 7th at the $ 25,500 No Limit Hold’em # 31 PokerStars Championship in Barcelona, and in early November at the WSOPE, at the tournament organized in Leon Tsoukernik’s casino in Rozvadov, in the Czech Republic, he finished 6th in the 111,111 € No Limit Hold’em – High Roller for One Drop (Event # 10) and earned $ 706,995.

One interesting thing about him is that he describes himself as a practicing Christian, and that has helped him to be an incurable optimist, a very good thing for a poker player.

We are sure that we’ll keep hearing about Christoph Vogelsang and his successes.

Dominik Nitsche won the One Drop No-Limit Hold’em High Roller at the WSOP Europe

888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche won the World Series of Poker tournament with the biggest buy-in this year, once again proving his talent and ambition, winning a nice victory against some of the best players in the world.

The tournament was held for the first time in the Czech Republic at King’s Casino in Rozvadov. For his victory, Nitsche won € 3,487,463 and his fourth WSOP bracelet of his career.

At only 27 years old, the German residing in London is ranked 25th in the top of those who own at least one such bracelet; a true record. It seems that Nitsche was more motivated by playing against the best than by the winnings and the coveted trophy. He said that lately he’s been practicing for the heads-up game, and this seems to have mattered during the last part of the competition, when he played against his co-national Andreas Eiler.

The tournament had 132 entries, of which 88 unique players and 44 re-buys. This meant that the WSOP Europe recorded only two more entries than the traditional tournament similarly played in June in Vegas. Later registration was allowed for the first two levels on Day 2 and there were 19 more entries before the official closing.

The end of Day 2 day saw only 10 players left in the tournament, and Christoph Vogelsang had a huge stack of chips at the time: 63,325,000 chips. That meant he had twice as many chips as his closest competitor, who at that time was Andreas Eiler with 30,450,000, and his chips accounted for about 25% of the total chips. In the end, Vogelsang finished 6th.

After Kenny Hallaert finished 10th, the final table of nine players had the following names and stacks:

Place Player Country Total chips BB
1 Thomas Muehloecker Austria 59,475,000 59
2 Steffen Sontheimer Germany 22,950,000 23
3 Ahadpur Khangah Iran 36,400,000 36
4 Dominik Nitsche Germany 36,050,000 36
5 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus 12,575,000 13
6 Martin Kabrhel Czech Republic 8,600,000 9
7 Christoph Vogelsang Germany 27,950,000 28
8 Andreas Eiler Germany 52,550,000 53
9 Charlie Carrel UK 7,450,000 7

At the end of the tournament Nitsche said that he felt in control and extremely comfortable to the end. That doesn’t mean he didn’t praise the game of his opponents, but he felt he played without making any mistakes, perfectly.

It is noteworthy that Dominik was not the only German in the competition and that here, at this major tournament, the “German contingent” was quite numerous: Andreas Eiler (2nd place), Steffen Sontheimer (5th place), Christoph Vogelsang (6th place), Koray Aldemir (11th place), Jan Schwippert (14th place), Christopher Frank (15th place), Daniel Pidun (20th place) and Thomas Muehloecker (who now lives in Austria) finished 4th.

Eiler, unlike Nitsche’s impressive resume, finished in the money in a single previous WSOP event four years ago. His total tournament earnings up to then were approx. $ 846,000, while the runner-up position in this tournament brought him an extra € 2,155,418.

Going back to the tournament in its final stage, it is worth mentioning that after Kenny Haellart was eliminated and finished the tournament in 10th place, the same slow pace continued for a while, and Charlie Carrel (9th place), Martin Kabrhel (8th place), Ahadpur Khangah (7th place) and Christoph Vogelsang (6th place) were eliminated one by one over the next 4 hours.

Things got crazy after that and within the following 90 minutes three more players went home: Steffen Sontheimer (5), Thomas Muehloecker (4) și Mikita Badziakouski (3). Then, after a short lunch break, the two remaining players returned to fighting for the bracelet and the big prize of € 3,487,463.

The final hand was number 121, when Andreas Eiler played all-in with the 34,000,000 remaining chips and K-9, and Nitsche called with Q-10. The flop revealed 10-8-3, with 5 on the turn and another 10 on the river. The set of 10s made Dominik Nitsche happy and ranked him 44th in the top of poker players with the $ 11,357,341 he won so far. The top leader is Daniel Negreanu with $ 34,333,815 earned from professional poker.

A few words about the charity action of this poker event that brought € 977,768 to the charitable organization One Drop dedicated to providing sustainable access to clean water in poor communities around the world. The partnership between One Drop and WSOP started in 2012 and has since produced over $ 20,000,000 for One Drop projects. This figure is likely to increase next year. During the tournament it was announced that the Big One for One Drop tournament with a $ 1,000,000 buy-in will come back in force next year at the next WSOP edition that will take place as usual starting July 15 in Las Vegas.

Final table ranking and earnings were:

 

Place Player Country Prize (euro)
1 Dominik Nitsche Germany € 3,487,463
2 Andreas Eiler Germany € 2,155,418
3 Mikita Badziakouski Belarus € 1,521,312
4 Thomas Muehloecker Austria € 1,096,206
5 Steffen Sontheimer Germany € 806.758
6 Christoph Vogelsang Germany € 606.694
7 Ahadpur Khangah Iran € 466.421
8 Martin Kabrhel Czech Republic € 366.762

Daniel Colman The Kid with Guts of Poker

By Bogdan Fechită

 

At the age of only 24, Daniel Colman became a big name in the poker industry. He succeeded in defeating Daniel Negreanu in an event of which he won over $ 15 million and showed that he has guts: he roughly attacked another glory, Phil Hellmuth.

 

His debut in the poker world was similar to those of the next generation players: he began playing online on different platforms, having two nicknames: “mrGR33N13” and “riyyc225”. On Pokerstars has managed to become the first player to exeed the landmark of 1 million dollars in tournament earnings during the time frame of a calendar year: more specifically, in only nine months. This was happening in 2013

 

Slowly, but surely

In parallel, had begun to make his presence felt in live tournaments, as well. In the event No Limit Hold ’em EPT Barcelona, the 2009 Edition, he was ranking first in the money finishes: $ 8,155 for the 12th place.

 

The year 2010 brings his first career rank at a final table: the 4th place at Heads-up, No Limit Hold’em, EPT Vilamoura. Until November 2013 he checks 11 more cashes, but his earnings do not exceed $ 70,000. Following an invitation received by Party Poker to the seventh edition of the Premier League tournament he succeeds to lift the landmark of money wins, $ 194,000 for the 3rd place.

 

His first consistent win in live tournaments would take place in April 2014: Colman finished in the first place at the EPT Grand Final High Roller -Eight-Handed event. With a buy-in of $ 138,000, the American returned home with no less than $ 5,184,386! This is the time he started to feel the unique taste of millions.

 

He took the great pot from Daniel Negreanu

Over the next two months he manages three money wins, but “modest” ones. However, he has the courage to join the costly event: The Big One for One Drop at the WSOP which had a buy-in of $ 1 million. Beside him, another 42 players entered the competition, including Daniel Negreanu, thus the event started off with a prize fund of $ 37,333,338.

 

Daniel Colman made his place in the final table, finishing 3rd by number of chips after the first two days of play. Two lucky hands of Daniel Negreanu was to eliminate the top two players of the final table. Gradually, the other poker players have left the table, including chip leader Rick Salomon. The last three left in the game were Colman, Oriane and the German Christoph Vogelsang. The latter had no longer had many chips, so he too was quickly removed.

 

The final duel started with the following coordinates: 68,55 millions in chips for Colman, 57,45 millions in chips for Negreanu. A game of cat and mouse followed, with several changes of the leader position. Things settled only after the 100th hand, when the American took up again the role of chip leader, and this time he made no mistakes. He also had the little bit of luck: at the final hand he risked with a K and Q, while Negreanu said all-in with A 4. On the table: J-A-4-10-7, and the successful straight of Colman came with the great pot: $ 15,306,668! The second-biggest payday in the history of poker tournaments.

 

The Conflict with Phil Hellmuth

This victory was to permanently turn him into a poker star and to give him a confidence boost. Four other events with beautiful finishes in money followed for him: $ 796,821 for a 3rd place finish at Super High Roller, Aria Poker Classic; $ 1,126,193 for 2nd place in Super High Roller event – Unlimited Re-Entry — Eight-Handed at the EPT Barcelona; $ 1,446,710, 1st place at Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and $ 961,723 for first place in the WPT Alpha8, London.

 

After all these winning, Colman had a conflict involving aggressive words with another Poker legend, Phil Hellmuth. It was a clash between an older and a new star of the industry. Everything started from a comment posted by Daniel on a poker forum: “it is embarrassing that we must work alongside such specimens. It’s pathetic to see a 40 years guy behaving as he does at the table, not to say what a lack of dignity is to accept any sponsorship from him, regardless of the lack of integrity of the company that pays you. It saddens me when I think that some people could actually admire this charlatan. Those with his attitude and character are a nuisance to the poker industry”.

 

The Colman’s harsh reaction did not remain without reply, but Phil Hellmuth responded with moderation: “Ah, I was attacked on a poker forum. It’s personal and it hurts, but I’m happy with the man that I am “.

 

Stopped Engines

After a sensational 2014, when he succeeded another money entry at the Asian Championship of Poker, in 2015 Colman appears to have stopped the engines. This year he managed to obtain only one notable performance: the 3rd place at the One Drop High Roller event, WSOP where he won $ 115,121.

 

The American has established in Brazil now, he is still young and may have a promising future in poker ahead of him, so his story is just getting started.

 

Daniel Colman:

– from Holden, Massachusetts

– residence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

– Nickname: ”mrGR33N13” and ”riyyc225”

– WSOP Golden Bracelets: 1

– Total live winnings: $ 24,417,604

– Money cashing: 26

– Won Tournaments: 4

– Final Tables: 14

– The largest win: $ 15,306,668  (“The big one for one drop” event – June 2014)

– The most recent win: $ 1,544,121 (June 28th 2015)

– 3rd place in the top 50 of the largest poker wins

 

de Bogdan Fechită

 La doar 24 de ani, Daniel Colman a devenit un nume mare în industria pokerului. A reușit să îl învingă pe Daniel Negreanu într-un event din care a câștigat peste 15 milioane de dolari și a demonstrat că are și tupeu: a atacat dur o altă glorie, Phil Hellmuth.

Debutul în lumea pokerului a fost ca al oricărui jucător din noua generație: a început să joace online pe diferite platforme, având două nickname-uri: ”mrGR33N13” și ”riyyc225”. Pe Pokerstars a reușit să devină primul jucător care a depășit borna de 1 milion de dolari câștiguri din turnee într-un an calendaristic: mai exact în doar nouă luni. Acest lucru se întâmpla în 2013.

Încet, dar sigur

În paralel, începuse să își facă simțită prezența și în turneele live. În cadrul evenimentului No Limit Hold’em din EPT Barcelona, ediția 2009, reușește prima clasare în bani: 8,155$ pentru locul 12.

Anul 2010 îi aduce în carieră prima clasare la o masă finală: locul 4 în No Limit Hold’em – Heads-Up din cadrul EPT Vilamoura. Până în noiembrie 2013 mai bifează 11 clasări în bani, însă câștigurile nu depășesc 70,000$. În urma unei invitații primite de Party Poker la ediția a VII-a a turneului Premier League reușește să ridice borna premiilor: 194,000$ pentru locul 3.

Primul câștig consistent la turneele live avea să se producă în aprilie 2014: Colman termină pe primul loc în event-ul 8 al EPT Grand Final: Super High Roller – Eight-Handed. Cu un buy-in de 138,000$, americanul avea să se întoarcă acasă cu nu mai puțin de 2,128,386$! E momentul în care începe să se obișnuiască cu gustul milioanelor.

I-a luat potul cel mare lui Daniel Negreanu

În următoarele două luni mai reușește trei clasări în bani, dar pe sume mai ”modeste”. Cu toate acestea, are curajul să se înscrie în costisitorul event: The Big One for One Drop din cadrul WSOP care a avut un buy-in de un milion de dolari. Alături de el se mai înscriu 42 de jucători, printre care și Daniel Negreanu, astfel că event-ul a pornit la drum cu un fond de premii de 37,333,338$.

Daniel Colman și-a făcut loc la masa finală clasându-se pe locul 3 în topul jetoanelor după primele două zile de joc. Două mâini norocoase ale lui Daniel Negreanu avea să elimine primii doi jucători de la masa finală. Treptat și ceilalți pokeriști au ieșit din joc, inclusiv liderul la fise Rick Salomon. În ultimii trei rămăseseră Colman, Negreanu și neamțul Christoph Vogelsang. Acesta din urmă nu mai avea prea multe jetoane, așa că a fost eliminat și el rapid.

Duelul final a pornit pe următoarele coordonate: 68,55 milioane de chipsuri pentru Colman, 57,45 milioane de chipsuri pentru Negreanu. A urmat un joc de-a șoarecele și pisica urmând mai multe rocade la poziția de lider. Lucrurile s-au așezat abia după cea de-a 100-a mână când americanul a preluat din nou rolul de chip-leader și nu a mai făcut pași greșiți. A avut parte și de puțin noroc: la mâna finală a riscat având K și Q, în timp ce Negreanu a dat all-in cu un A și 4. Pe masă s-au întorsc cărțile J-A-4-10-7, iar chinta reușită de Colman i-a adus marele pot: 15,306,668$! Al doilea cel mai mare premiu din istoria turneelor de poker.

Conflictul cu Phil Hellmuth

Această victorie avea să îl transforme definitiv într-o stea a pokerului și să îi ofere un impuls de încredere. Pentru el urmează alte patru event-uri cu clasări frumoase în bani: 796,821$ pentru locul 3 în Super High Roller din cadrul Aria Poker Classic; 1,126,193$ pentru locul 2 în Super High Roller – Unlimited Re-Entry – Eight-Handed la EPT Barcelona; 1,446,710$ pentru locul 1 la Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open și 961,723$ pentru primul loc în WPT Alpha8 din Londra.

După toate aceste câștiguri, Colman a avut și un conflict agresiv în cuvinte cu o altă legendă a pokerului, Phil Hellmuth. A fost o ciocnire între o stea mai veche și una mai nouă a industriei. Totul a pornit de la un comentariu postat de Daniel pe un forum de poker: ”Este jenant că trebuie să profesăm alături de asemenea specimene. E jalnic să vezi un tip de 40 de ani comportându-se cum se comportă el la masa de joc, ca să nu mai spun cât de lipsit de demnitate este să accepți orice sponsorizări indiferent de lipsa de integritate a companiei care te plătește. Mă întristează când mă gândesc că unii oameni îl pot admira pe acest șarlatan. Cei cu atitudinea și caracterul lui sunt o pacoste pentru industria pokerului”.

Reacția dură a lui Colman nu a rămas fără replică, însă Phil Hellmuth a răspuns cu mai multă moderație: ”Ah, am fost atacat pe un forum de poker. E personal și doare, dar eu sunt mulțumit de omul care sunt”.

Motoare oprite

După un 2014 de senzație în care a mai reușit o clasare în bani și la Asia Championship of Poker, Colman pare a-și fi oprit motoarele în 2015. Pe parcursul acestui an a reușit doar o performanță notabilă: locul 3 la event-ul One Drop High Roller din cadrul WSOP unde a câștigat 1,544,121$.

Americanul stabilit acum în Brazilia este încă tânăr și poate avea un viitor promițător în față în poker, așa că povestea lui e abia la început.

Daniel Colman:

– din Holden, Massachusetts

– reședința în Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

– Nickname: ”mrGR33N13” și ”riyyc225”

– Brățări de aur WSOP: 1

– total câștiguri live: 24,417,604$

– clasări în bani: 26

– turnee câștigate: 4

– Mese finale: 14

– Cel mai mare câștig: 15.306.668 $ (event-ul “The big one for one drop” – iunie 2014)

– Cel mai recent câștig: 1,544,121$ (pe 28 iunie 2015)

– Locul 3 în topul celor mai mari încasări din poker

 

Dan Colman defets Negreanu at the BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP, WSOP 2014 EVENT

The American has received over $ 15 million for his victory

  June 29th – July 1st, at the fabulous Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino  was held the second edition of the famous Poker Tournament “Big One for One Drop”,  a competition with a $ 1,000,000 buy-in. In 2012, Antonio Esfandiari was the one who won the event, with 48 players registered, and a first prize of $ 18,346,673.

Sam Trickett Dominates Day 1

On Sunday – 29th June, Day 1 of the second-ever $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop came to a close. A grand total of 42 players put up the $1,000,000 entry fee to compete in what was the largest buy-in poker tournament of the year. At the end of nine levels it was 2012 Big One for One Drop runner-up Sam Trickett who bagged up the biggest stack with 13.4 million in chips.

Tom Hall’s stack seemingly consistently trended upward and he bagged up the second largest stack with 9.125 million. Rounding out the top three is recent 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey with 7.675 million in chips.

Also returning for Day 2 is reigning Big One for One Drop champion Antonio Esfandiari. Roughly halfway through the day, Esfandiari found a key double up through Dan Smith. From there on, Esfandiari continued to build his stack and earned a good chunk of chips in a more than two-million chip pot with Erik Seidel. Esfandiari bagged up 6.725 million in chips which is good for fifth in chips overall.

The starting field of 42 players was reduced to just 31 by the end of the night. A lot of good players failed to finish first day at the table game: Max Altergott, Philipp Gruissem, Jason Mercier, Niklas Heinecker, Dan Smith or Rono Lo who fell on the last hand of the night.

Day 2, an epically long day of action

Day 2 of the action in this tournament began with 31 hopefuls still in the running. The plan was to play until the eight-handed final table was set, but after a long stretch with few eliminations once the field got to 16, they eventually had to bag up with nine remaining on the exact bubble of both the money and the televised final table.

Leading the way heading into the final day of action is a face familiar to fans of Hollywood gossip magazines, film producer Rick Salomon. He certainly had a flair for the dramatic, as he ascended to the top of the counts thanks to a massive bluff against German pro Christoph Volgesang. Not only did Salomon pull off the bluff, he showed it afterwards. Play continued for a while longer until the clock stopped, at which point the final nine were listed as follows:

Rick Salomon (23,575,000 chips)
Tobias Reinkemeier (22,825,000 chips)
Daniel Colman (22,625,000 chips)
Daniel Negreanu (20,700,000 chips)
Cary Katz (9,125,000 chips)
Scott Seiver (8,250,000 chips)
Tom Hall (7,775,000 chips)
Christoph Vogelsang (7,075,000 chips)
Paul Newey (4,050,000 chips)

Players who were eliminated in this day are names like Greg Merson, Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Doug Polk, Jean-Robert Bellande, Gabe Kaplan, Erick Lindgren, Tony Gregg, and Guy Laliberte.

Final Day
The final day of the tournament began with Hall moved all-in on the first hand with pocket tens. Negreanu had A-Q and found an ace on the flop to eliminate Hall in ninth place on the money bubble. Minimum payouts then began at $1,306,607. Katz tried that on the ninth hand, pushing all-in with pocket eights, but he ran into the pocket jacks of Negreanu and exited in eighth place. Scott Seiver and Paul Newey failed to build their stacks and they will exit the competition on 6th position, respectively 7th.
German Christoph Vogelsang managed to double up twice, including once in a massive pot against start of day chip leader Rick Salomon. After the other German at the table, Tobias Reinkemeier exited in fifth place, Salomon followed in fourth place shortly after that.

Vogelsang was short-stacked throughout three-handed play and lost ground continuously. He finally pushed all-in with A-4, and Negreanu and Colman went along and checked down the board of 2-6-8-6-4. Colman had K-Q, but Negreanu had pocket fives, and Vogelsang was gone in third place.
Heads-up play began with Colman holding 68.55 million chips to the 57.45 million of Negreanu. The latter played strong, however, and climbed into the lead. Colman took it back, however, and the two exchanged it more than once. Colman took over after the 100th hand of the day, and he never looked back. Negreanu finally made his last move with A-4, and Colman quickly called with K-Q. The board of J-A-4-10-7 eliminated Negreanu in second place and gave Colman the win.
Colman is a rising star, of that there is no doubt, but when he got heads-up against Daniel Negreanu—as good as he is at heads-up poker—you sensed that the momentum of the universe was with the man who is like no other in this business.

It’s difficult for Negreanu to be disappointed but his professional pride will be. But just to soothe that ache will be the knowledge that he has just won $8,288,001 in prize money, an amount that now elevates him to the top of the all-time money list with over $29 million in lifetime earnings.

Event 57: Big One for One Drop
Buy-in: $1.000.000
Entries: 42
Prize pool: $37,333,338

Here are the final table results:

1st. Daniel Colman – $15,306,668

2nd. Daniel Negreanu – $8,288,001

3rd. Christoph Vogelsand – $4,480,001

4th. Rick Salomon – $2,800,000

5th. Tobias Reinkemeier – $2,053,334

6th. Scott Seiver – $1,680,000

7th. Paul Newey – $1,418,667

8th. Cary Katz – $1,306,667

As with the original Big One for One Drop in 2012, there was much speculation about who would play, how many amateurs in relation to pros there would be, and how many people from 2012 would be back in 2014. Here are some key figures:

  • 30 professionals and 12 amateur/recreational players
  • 24 new players and 18 returning players from 2012
  • 15 bracelet winners
  • 1 Poker Hall of Famer (Erik Seidel)
  • 1 WSOP Main Event Champion (Greg Merson)
  • Five of eight final table players from 2012 (Only Phil Hellmuth–4th, Bobby Baldwin – 7th and Richard Yong -8th did not participate)
  • Three satellite winners, two from WSOP (Connor Drinan and Erick Lindgren) and one from Bellagio (Bill Klein)