Friday, June 7th, the eleventh day of the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas, was a spectacle of skill, strategy, and a touch of luck. The day was packed with excitement as three bracelets were awarded, and five other events saw fierce competition. The WSOP is always a thrilling ride, and Day 11 was no exception.

Brent Hart’s Triumph in Event #16

The day started with a bang as Brent Hart clinched his first WSOP bracelet in Event #16: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. Winning a WSOP bracelet is a milestone every poker player dreams of, and Hart’s victory was a testament to his dedication and expertise. The event was a rollercoaster, but Hart’s consistent play and strategic moves paid off in the end.

Double Delight: Weisman and Racener

Later in the day, Dylan Weisman added another bracelet to his collection by winning Event #18: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. Weisman’s journey through the event was marked by sharp decisions and timely aggression. John Racener followed suit by capturing the title in Event #19: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship. Racener, already a bracelet winner, showcased why he’s considered one of the game’s elites with his stellar performance.

Dan Heimiller Tops Day 1b of Gladiators of Poker

Day 1b of Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold’em was dominated by Dan Heimiller, who ended the day as the chip leader with 3,875,000 chips. Heimiller, a veteran with over $7 million in live cashes and two WSOP bracelets, proved his mettle once again. This event, known for attracting a large and diverse field, saw Heimiller outplay and outlast many competitors.


Notable names like Brett Shaffer, Ori Hasson, and Men Nguyen also made it through Day 1b, adding to the excitement of the upcoming rounds. 

Brandon Wilson Leads High Roller Six-Handed Event

In the prestigious Event #21: $25,000 High Roller Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, Brandon Wilson emerged as the leader at the end of Day 2, bagging 6,130,000 chips. This event drew 272 entries, creating a prize pool of $6,392,000, with $1,405,641 awaiting the winner. The field included top-tier players, making Wilson’s lead all the more impressive.


Surviving the brutal competition were Stoyan Madanzhiev, Michael Rocco, and Brek Schutten, among others. The money bubble burst on Day 2, with notable cashes from players like Nick Petrangelo and Erik Seidel.

James Williams Tops 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Event

Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw saw 157 players whittled down to 13 by the end of Day 2. James Williams topped the chip counts with 1,900,000, closely followed by Yuichi Kanai with 1,825,000 and Sean Yu with 1,555,000. This event, with a prize pool of $766,290, has a first-place prize of $146,516.


Among the final 13 are bracelet holders Danny Wong and Ilija Savevski, adding an extra layer of excitement. 

Espen Jorstad Advances in $1,500 Shootout

Event #23: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold’em saw its second and final Day 1 flight, bringing the total number of players to 1,534. Espen Jorstad, the 2022 WSOP Main Event champion, was among those advancing to Day 2. The day was filled with big names like Daniel Negreanu, Maria Ho, and Erick Lindgren, making it a star-studded affair.


Sixty players won their tables to move on to Day 2, including notable figures like Daniel Sepiol and Mike Dentale. 

Sean Winter Leads Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship

Day 1 of Event #24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Eights or Better Championship saw 224 entries, with Sean Winter leading the remaining 95 players with 378,000 chips. Michael Duek and Jesse Lonis followed closely behind. The prize pool stands at $2,083,200, with late registration still open.


Yuri Dzivielevski, Ken Aldridge, and Ben Lamb were among the notable players advancing. However, big names like Robert Mizrachi, Eli Elezra, and Daniel Negreanu failed to make it to Day 2. 

Anticipation for Day 12

As the 2024 WSOP rolls into Day 12, the excitement is far from over. Six events will be in action, with two bracelets set to be awarded in Event #21: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (6-Handed) and Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (6-Handed).


Additionally, another Day 1 flight of Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold’em will take place, along with Day 2s for Event #23: $1,500 SHOOTOUT No-Limit Hold’em and Event #24: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. The only new event starting on Day 12 is Event #25: $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed.