2016 World Series of Poker

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The 2016 World Series of Poker was the 47th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP). Most of the events occurred May 31-July 18 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were 69 bracelet events, including the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event which began on July 9. The Main Event final table was reached on July 18, with the November Nine returning to play from October 30-November 1.

New events[edit]

  • Event #2: $565 Colossus II No Limit Hold'em - Returning to the schedule after setting a record for largest live tournament in 2015, changes to the event will include a $7 million guaranteed prize pool (an increase of $2 million), a guaranteed first prize of $1 million, and two additional starting flights. The money was reached during each starting flight and gave a player an opportunity to cash multiple times in the event.
  • Event #4: $1,000 Top Up Turbo No Limit Hold'em - Players cashing in $55 single table satellites, held both at the Rio and online on WSOP.com, will be able to double their starting stack.
  • Event #61: $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold'em - Featuring 2-4 player teams. The first team event at the WSOP since 1983.
  • In addition to these new events, the structure for $10,000 buy-in events has been changed with players now receiving five times the buy-in for a starting stack.[1]

Event schedule[edit]

Source:[2]

# Event Entrants Winner Prize Runner-up Results
1 $565 Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em 731 Christopher Sand $75,157 Kerryjane Craigie Results
2 $565 Colossus II No Limit Hold'em 21,613 Ben Keeline $1,000,000 Jiri Horak Results
3 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship 87 Robert Mizrachi $242,662 Matt Grapenthien Results
4 $1,000 Top Up Turbo No Limit Hold'em 667 Kyle Julius $142,972 Bart Lybaert Results
5 $1,500 Dealers Choice Six-Handed 389 Lawrence Berg $125,466 Yueqi Zhu Results
6 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 2,016 Peter Eichhardt $438,417 Davis Aalvik Results
7 $1,500 2-7 No Limit Draw Lowball 279 Ryan D'Angelo $92,338 John Monnette Results
8 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 778 Ian Johns $212,604 Justin Bonomo Results
9 $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship 153 Alan Percal $320,574 John Smith Results
10 $1,500 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em 1,477 Mike Cordell $346,088 Pierre Neuville Results
11 $10,000 Dealers Choice Six-Handed Championship 118 Jean Gaspard $306,621 William O'Neil Results
12 $565 Pot Limit Omaha 2,483 Ryan Laplante $190,328 Sean Shah Results
13 $1,500 Seven Card Razz 461 Rep Porter $142,624 Michael Gathy Results
14 $1,500 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold'em 7,190 Jason DeWitt $1,065,403 Garrett Greer Results
15 $1,500 Eight Game Mix 491 Paul Volpe $149,943 Jason Stockfish Results
16 $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship 100 Jason Mercier $273,335 Mike Watson Results
17 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 2,242 Chase Bianchi $316,920 Erik Silberman Results
18 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. 400 Marco Johnson $259,730 Jared Talarico Results
19 $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 1,106 Sam Soverel $185,317 Kirby Lowery Results
20 $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship 100 Ray Dehkharghani $273,338 Jason Mercier Results
21 $3,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em 1,029 Calvin Lee $531,577 Steven Thompson Results
22 $1,500 Limit Hold'em 665 Danny Le $188,815 Scott Farnsworth Results
23 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em 1,419 Cesar Garcia $447,739 Viliyan Petleshkov Results
24 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship 171 Jason Mercier $422,874 James Obst Results
25 $2,500 No Limit Hold'em 1,045 Michael Gagliano $448,463 Daniel Cooke Results
26 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better 934 Benny Glaser $244,103 Benjamin Gold Results
27 $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold'em Championship 4,499 Johnnie Craig $538,204 Jamshid Lotfi Results
28 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship 110 Ian Johns $290,635 Sean Berrios Results
29 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 1,796 Alexander Ziskin $401,494 Jens Grieme Results
30 $3,000 Six-Handed Pot Limit Omaha 580 Viatcheslav Ortynskiy $344,327 Rafael Lebron Results
31 $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold'em 1,476 James Moore $230,626 Charles Barker Results
32 $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship 163 Benny Glaser $407,194 Doug Lorgeree Results
33 $1,500 Summer Solstice No Limit Hold'em 1,840 Adrian Mateos $409,171 Koray Aldemir Results
34 $1,500 2-7 Limit Triple Draw Lowball 358 Andrey Zaichenko $117,947 Jameson Painter Results
35 $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em 541 Michael Gathy $560,843 Adrien Allain Results
36 $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 394 Hani Awad $213,186 Fabrice Soulier Results
37 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 776 Jiaqi Xu $212,128 Jeffrey Duvall Results
38 $3,000 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em 245 Rafael Lebron $169,337 Georgios Zisimopoulos Results
39 $10,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em Championship 294 Martin Kozlov $665,709 Davidi Kitai Results
40 $2,500 Mixed Limit Triple Draw Lowball 236 Christopher Vitch $136,854 Sigi Stockinger Results
41 $1,500 Monster Stack No Limit Hold'em 6,927 Mitchell Towner $1,120,196 Dorian Rios Results
42 $3,000 Shootout No Limit Hold'em 400 Phillip McAllister $267,720 Kyle Montgomery Results
43 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better Championship 136 George Danzer $338,646 Randy Ohel Results
44 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 2,076 Steven Wolansky $298,849 Wenlong Jin Results
45 $1,500 Mixed No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha 919 Loren Klein $241,427 Dmitry Savelyev Results
46 $1,500 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 2,158 Kristen Bicknell $290,768 Norbert Szecsi Results
47 $10,000 2-7 Limit Triple Draw Lowball Championship 125 John Hennigan $320,103 Michael Gathy Results
48 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 524 Ankush Mandavia $548,139 Daniel Strelitz Results
49 $1,500 Seven Card Stud 331 Shaun Deeb $111,101 Adam Friedman Results
50 $1,500 Shootout No Limit Hold'em 1,050 Safiya Umerova $264,046 Niall Farrell Results
51 $10,000 Eight-Handed Pot Limit Omaha Championship 400 Brandon Shack-Harris $894,300 Loren Klein Results
52 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em 1,125 Andrew Lichtenberger $569,158 Craig Blight Results
53 $1,500 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better & Big O 668 Allan Le $189,223 Philipp Eirisch Results
54 $888 Crazy Eights Eight-Handed No Limit Hold'em 6,761 Hung Le $888,888 Michael Lech Results
55 $50,000 Poker Players Championship 91 Brian Rast $1,296,097 Justin Bonomo Results
56 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em 1,860 David Peters $412,557 Cathal Shine Results
57 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better 732 David Nowakowski $203,113 Timothy Vukson Results
58 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 1,397 Corey Thompson $221,163 Enrico Rudelitz Results
59 $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 863 Yue Du $800,586 Michael Gentili Results
60 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 521 David Prociak $156,546 Brandon Shack-Harris Results
61 $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold'em 863 Ryan Fee
Doug Polk
$153,358 Adam Greenberg
Niel Mittelman
Gabriel Paul
Results
62 $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 184 Jens Kyllönen $1,127,035 Tommy Le Results
63 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 2,452 Tony Dunst $339,254 Jason Rivkin Results
64 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better 473 Kyle Bowker $294,960 Kate Hoang Results
65 $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship 819 Courtney Kennedy $149,108 Amanda Baker Results
66 $1,000 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold'em 1,247 Clayton Maguire $210,279 Simeon Naydenov Results
67 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop No Limit Hold'em 183 Fedor Holz $4,981,775 Dan Smith Results
68 $10,000 Main Event No Limit Hold'em Championship 6,737 Qui Nguyen $8,005,310 Gordon Vayo Results
69 $1,000 + 111 Little One for One Drop No Limit Hold'em 4,360 Michael Tureniec $525,520 Calvin Anderson Results

Main Event[edit]

The $10,000 Main Event No Limit Hold'em Championship began on July 9 with the first of three starting flights. The November Nine was reached on July 18, with the final table being contested over three days from October 30-November 1.

The Main Event attracted 6,737 players, generating a prize pool of $63,327,800. The top 1,011 players finished in the money, with the winner earning $8,005,310.

Performance of past champions[edit]

Name Championship
Year(s)
Day of
Elimination
Tom McEvoy 1983 4 (644th)*
Johnny Chan 1987, 1988 5 (180th)*
Phil Hellmuth 1989 3
Huck Seed 1996 1C
Scotty Nguyen 1998 2C
Chris Ferguson 2000 2AB
Robert Varkonyi 2002 1B
Chris Moneymaker 2003 2C
Greg Raymer 2004 5 (122nd)*
Joe Hachem 2005 2C
Jamie Gold 2006 1C
Joe Cada 2009 2C
Jonathan Duhamel 2010 1C
Greg Merson 2012 2C
Ryan Riess 2013 4 (271st)*
Martin Jacobson 2014 2C
Joe McKeehen 2015 3

* Indicates the place of a player who finished in the money

Other notable high finishes[edit]

NB: This list is restricted to top 30 finishers with an existing Wikipedia entry.

Place Name Prize
11th John Cynn $650,000
13th James Obst $427,930
14th Tom Marchese $427,930
25th Antoine Saout $269,430
29th Paul Volpe $216,211

November Nine[edit]

Name Number of chips
(percentage of total)
WSOP
Bracelets
WSOP
Cashes*
WSOP
Earnings*
United States Cliff Josephy 74,600,000 (22.2%) 2 17 $810,358
United States Qui Nguyen 67,925,000 (20.2%) 0 1 $9,029
United States Gordon Vayo 49,375,000 (14.7%) 0 26 $608,136
Belgium Kenny Hallaert 43,325,000 (12.9%) 0 22 $367,855
United States Michael Ruane 31,600,000 (9.4%) 0 3 $24,438
Czech Republic Vojtech Ruzicka 27,300,000 (8.1%) 0 17 $138,585
Canada Griffin Benger 26,175,000 (7.8%) 0 13 $231,201
United States Jerry Wong 10,175,000 (3.0%) 0 19 $118,156
Spain Fernando Pons 6,150,000 (1.8%) 0 0 0

*Career statistics prior to the beginning of the 2016 Main Event.

Final Table[edit]

Place Name Prize
1st Qui Nguyen $8,005,310
2nd Gordon Vayo $4,661,228
3rd Cliff Josephy $3,453,035
4th Michael Ruane $2,576,003
5th Vojtech Ruzicka $1,935,288
6th Kenny Hallaert $1,464,258
7th Griffin Benger $1,250,190
8th Jerry Wong $1,100,076
9th Fernando Pons $1,000,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palansky, Seth (February 23, 2016). "WSOP FINALIZES 2016 SCHEDULE WITH 69 EVENTS ON TAP". WSOP.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "WSOP schedule". WSOP.com. Retrieved February 23, 2016.

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