Over the next two weeks, WSOP.com is giving players in Nevada the chance to turn small tournament buy-ins into large cash prizes with the Mini Fest tournament series. With 16 events offering $40,000 in guaranteed prize money, you don't want to miss a second of the action when the cards go in the air at 5:30 p.m. each day from June 22 though July 7.
Today's tournament is Event #3: $11 Pot-Limit Omaha - Rebuy & Add On with a $1,000 guarantee. The tournament kicks off in a few hours, so don't miss out!
Here's a full look at the WSOP.com Mini Fest schedule:
Hand #281: Evan McNiff raised to 240,000 and Jordan Morgan made the call. The flop came and Morgan checked. McNiff bet out 260,000 and Morgan called. The turn card was the and Morgan checked. McNiff fired out a bet again, this time for 515,000. Morgan took a minute to think before deciding to fold his hand.
Hand #282: Morgan raised to 240,000 from his button. McNiff three-bet and Morgan folded before the dealer had even counted the bet.
Hand #283: McNiff bumped it up to 240,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #284: Morgan gave up his hand on the button and gave McNiff a walk.
Hand #285: McNiff made it 240,000 to play and Morgan matched it. The flop came and Morgan checked. McNiff bet out 240,000. Morgan raised it to 600,000 and McNiff came along with a call. The turn card was the and Morgan led out for 525,000, but McNiff wasn't interested. Morgan won the pot.
Jordan Morgan and Evan McNiff will be back for Day 4, an extra day for this event, to finish their long heads-up battle.
Day 3 started with 15 players and was down to the official final table of nine within a few hours. Then it took just 78 hands before seven players were eliminated and these two contestants remained. Nearly six hours later, they had played just under 200 hands against each other and were no closer to determining the champion. They decided to bag up their chips and come back for one last day.
When play resumes at 1 p.m., the stacks will be very even. Morgan has an ever-so-slight chip lead, and we've seen the chip advantage swap places a few times already in this grueling clash, so it is absolutely anyone's game at this point.
In due time, one of these players will win the top-prize money of $478,102 and will be awarded with a gold WSOP bracelet. Stay tuned to this live reporting blog here on PokerNews to see who it will be.