Josh Arieh WSOP bracelet

Josh Arieh breaks his WSOP bracelet drought by winning the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha while a handful of events reach final tables.

We take a look at what happened on Friday as well as the upcoming action on Saturday.

Josh Arieh wins bracelet in $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha

Josh Arieh took down the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha on Friday night to win his third WSOP bracelet and score a first-place prize of $204,766. In his path to victory, Arieh outlasted 821 players including Tommy Le heads-up, who won a $126,549 consolation prize to win his latest piece of WSOP hardware. Other players cashing at the final table were Robert Blair ($89,968), Ivan Deyra ($64,890) and Gabriel Andrade ($47,492).

The victory for Arieh, who doesn’t hit the felt much these days, marks his first WSOP bracelet since winning the $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha event in 2005. Arieh won his first WSOP bracelet during the $3,000 Limit Hold’em. Arieh, who is now 47 years old, says that he has been thinking of his poker legacy of late.

“It’s always good, winning money and winning bracelets is always good. I don’t know there’s part of me that like, I feel like I should, that I could be a Hall of Fame inductee. I don’t know inducted but at least a chance to be inducted. So I’ve been thinking about that for a few years, get a third bracelet and maybe I’ll get on the ballot. But now I’ll try to get four.”

Ongoing action

Carlos Chang chip leader in the $2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em

With eight players remaining, Carlos Chang is the chip leader in the $2,500 Freezeout No Limit Hold’em as he seeks his first bracelet and a $364,589 first-place prize when action gets underway at 2 PM PT.

1,937 players enter first Day 1 of the $1,000 Double Stack

The first of two flights of the $1,000 Double Stack kicked off on Friday with 1,937 players entering the event on Friday. Alexander Farahi holds the chip lead amongst a field of 506 players, joining notables such as Jerry Wong, Ryan Leng, Chad Holloway, Jeff Platt and Jeff Boski. The second flight will start at 10 AM on Saturday, before survivors from both flights join up on Sunday.

Kevin Gerhart leads $10,000 HORSE Championship

After 149 entries and three days of play, the $10,000 HORSE is down to just five players. Kevin Gerhart will hold the chip lead heading into the final table on Saturday, with former bracelet winners Marco Johnson and Bryce Yockey vying for another bracelet. They will also be joined by Eddie Blumenthal, who is currently second in chips, and Brandon Shack-Harris.

Charles Sinn leads $1,500 Razz

In Event #42, the $1,500 Razz, Charles Sinn holds a big lead after Day 2. When Saturday’s action picks up at 2 PM PT, he will be joined by four WSOP bracelet winners — Matt Grapenthien, Yuri Dzivielevski, Bradley Ruben and David “ODB” Baker, each guaranteed at least $8,658 in prizes with $99,188 set for first place.

Upcoming events

There are two events on the schedule for Saturday. First up will be the second flight of the $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em, beginning at 10 AM. Next up will be Event #45, the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship. Sergi Reixach, Quang Ngo and Adrien Delmas are among the notables still alive battling for a piece of the $1.9 million prize pool.

Watch the WSOP

On Saturday, poker fans can tune into the final table of the $10,000 HORSE beginning at 8 PM ET at PokerGo. The stream will be available to players who purchase a PokerGo subscription for either $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

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