WSOP 2018: Fernando Brito ITM in Event # 17 and Day 2 of Event # 20

Event # 17: $ 1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

The Portuguese contingent in Las Vegas continues to wreak havoc on the tables of the 2018 World Series of Poker.

Yesterday we had two Portuguese players on Day 2 of Event # 17: $ 1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed. Giovanni Torre and Fernando Brito managed to bag chips on day 1 of competition where they were registered 1663 entries.

The prize pool of this event reached $ 12,472,500, where the 250 best classified received prizes. For the champion, $ 378,743 of prize was reserved, while mini cash guaranteed $ 2,249.

With a very long second day and ten more blind levels ahead of us, the 264 survivors of day 2 quickly reached the winning places and it was in those places that our two representatives finished. Giovani Torre was the first to leave the field in 185th position, but shortly after it was the turn of Fernando Brito also to leave in the 177th position. Both players received $ 2,342 in prize money.

Portuguese prizes:

177º – Fernando Brito – $ 2,342
185th – Giovani Torre – $ 2,342

In the race there are 27 players for the third day of competition. Leading the way follows Gabriel Baumgartner who bagged 987,000 chips. The second position is occupied by Alexandro Tricarico with 983,000 chips, while Luke Brereton is third with 767,000 chips.

Top 10 Event Chip Count # 17: $ 1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em:

Place Player Chips
1 Gabriel Baumgartner 987,000
2 Alexandro Tricarico 983,000
3 Luke Brereton 767,000
4 Yue Du 749,000
5 Bart Lybaert 716,000
6 Kanzuki Ikeuchi 710,000
7 Pierre Calamusa 690,000
8 Jamie Rosen 638,000
9 Arunas Sapitavicius 587,000
10 Ryan D'Angelo 585,000

Event # 20: $ 5,000 No-Limit Hold’em


Fernando Brito wasted no time, and after falling on Event # 17 he jumped for Event # 20: $ 5,000 No-Limit Hold’em, where he managed to make it through the second day of competition among the 170 survivors.

This $ 5,000 buy-in tournament attracted 499 entries and the prize pool and prize structure are not yet known.

The Portuguese player takes one of the shorter stacks for the second day of competition, about 15,900 chips and will play at the following table:

Table Place Player Country Chips Big Blinds
427 2 Marc Macdonnell Ireland 90,000 5
427 3 Kitty Kuo Taiwan 144,100 120
427 4 Simon Burns United States 54,300 45
427 5 Lander Lijo Spain 59,300 49
427 6 Fernando Brito Portugal 15,900 13
427 7 Zachary Smiley United States 31,800 27
427 8 Humberto Brenes Costa Rica 53,000 44
427 9 Dominik Nitsche Germany 75,100 63

In front of the chip count follows Daniel Colpoys, who amassed 403,000 chips and takes a big advantage to Richard Tuhrim with 229,000 in second place. Jeremy Cate is third with 180,800 chips.

Highlight for Justin Bonomo who is in fourth position of the count in search of his third bracelet, after winning Event # 16.

Top 10 Event Chip Count # 20: $ 5,000 No-Limit Hold’em:

Place Player Chips
1 Daniel Colpoys 403,000
2 Richard Tuhrim 229,600
3 Jeremy Cate 180,800
4 Justin Bonomo 175,800
5 Seth Davies 175,300
6 Kristen Bicknell 170,800
7 Long Nguyen 155,800
8 Peter Neff 155,500
9 Ryan Olisar 149,600
10 Kitty Kuo 144,100