The professional poker players have been the talk of the town at this year’s WSOP. With Phil Hellmuth earning his 12th bracelet and Phil Ivey being denied his 9th, Joe Cassidy and Scotty Nguyen are now battling it out for some WSOP hardware. Nguyen, a former WSOP Main Event winner, is on the hunt for bracelet number six.
Playing the the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better event, Scotty and Joe are engaged in heads-up play, vying for the first place windfall of $294,777. Second place will receive $182,213.
This was the event that saw Ivey slink away in third place, once again missing that 9th WSOP bracelet.
Scotty and Joe had an overnight break after an overnight pause in play. Joe, who hails from California, had amassed 3 million in chips to Nguyen’s 845,000. Stay tuned to Sports Interaction’s poker blog for further updates.