The 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been nothing short of electrifying, with Day 16 adding another layer of excitement and drama to this prestigious event. From Evan Benton’s maiden bracelet win to the unscheduled fourth day of the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship, the day was packed with memorable moments and high-stakes action.

Evan Benton Wins Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout

Evan Benton emerged victorious in Event #28, securing his first WSOP bracelet and a career-best payday of $412,484. Benton outlasted a field of 1,533 players, including final day leader Andres Gonzalez, who finished third with $201,518. Benton’s strategic play and resilience were on full display as he navigated through the competition to claim the top prize.

Alen Bakovic Triumphs in Event #30: $600 Mixed NLHE/PLO

In another highlight of the day, Alen Bakovic took down Event #30, a $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha event, earning $207,064 and his first WSOP bracelet. The event saw 145 players return on Day 2, but it was Bakovic who stood out with his consistent performance and skillful transitions between game formats.

$10K 2-7 Triple Draw Championship Extends to Day 4

The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship, Event #29, was supposed to conclude on Day 16, but the intense competition led to an unscheduled fourth day. Phil Ivey, who needed to catch a flight, was notably frustrated as he will return as the short stack among the final three players. Danny Wong leads the pack with 19 big blinds, followed by Jason Mercier with 15 big blinds. The trio will resume their battle at 4:00 p.m. local time on June 13.

David Coleman Dominates in Event #31: $3,000 NLHE 6-Max

David Coleman holds a commanding lead in Event #31, the $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. Coleman, with a stack of 24,300,000 chips, has more than three times the chips of his closest competitor, Konstantyn Holsky. The final table, featuring six players, will commence at 3:00 p.m. local time, with the winner taking home $516,135.

Michael Noori Leads in Event #32: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Michael Noori sits atop the leaderboard in Event #32, the $1,500 Seven Card Stud, with a narrow lead over Adam Owen. The final table, set to begin at 1:00 p.m. local time, includes notable players like Richard Ashby, Brandon Shack-Harris, and Chris Tryba. Noori aims to capitalize on his chip lead and secure the bracelet.

Natalio Pereira Tops Field in Event #33: $600 PLO DeepStack

Event #33, the $600 Pot-Limit Omaha DeepStack, saw 2,402 entrants whittled down to just 95 by the end of Day 16. Natalio Pereira leads the remaining players with 2,240,000 chips, closely followed by Jose Ferro. Notable contenders still in the hunt include Maxx Coleman and Nipun Java. The event resumes at 11:00 a.m. local time with a plan to crown a champion by day’s end.

Kristen Foxen Shines in Event #34: $2,500 NLHE Freezeout

Kristen Foxen made a strong showing in Event #34, the $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout, ending Day 1 with the fourth-largest stack. Joshua Wang leads the field with 1,086,000 chips, followed by Pei Li and Boris Angelov. The event continues at 12:00 p.m. local time, featuring ten hour-long levels of play.

Daniel Mayoh Leads Event #35: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

In Event #35, the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E., Daniel Mayoh claimed the overnight chip lead after Day 1, with 309,000 chips. Joining him in the top ten are experienced players like David Bach, Calvin Anderson, and Scott Clements. The tournament resumes at 1:00 p.m. local time with 210 players vying for the title.

Anticipation Builds for Day 17

As Day 17 approaches, the WSOP action shows no signs of slowing down. The $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship will finally declare its winner. Additionally, champions will be crowned in Event #31: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, Event #32: $1,500 Seven Card Stud, and Event #33: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha DeepStack. Meanwhile, Event #34: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout and Event #35: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. will progress towards their finals.


Moreover, two new events kick off on June 13: Event #36: $800 No-Limit Hold’em DeepStack and Event #37: $10,000 Big O Championship, promising more thrilling poker action.


The 2024 WSOP continues to captivate poker enthusiasts worldwide, with each day bringing new stories of triumph, heartbreak, and extraordinary skill. Stay tuned for more updates as the series progresses.