First mother and son to both win bracelets

We recap the latest at the WSOP as well as a Spin & Goal millionaire caught on stream at PokerStars.

Like son, like mother

Farhintaj Bonyadi
Farhintaj Bonyadi

We've seen siblings both win bracelets, couples both win bracelets and even Father and Son win bracelets, but this is a new first. 

Farhintaj Bonyadi has just defeated a field of 2,191 to take down the $1,000 Super Seniors event for $311,451 and became the first woman to win an open event this year at the series (if you ignore the age requirement when factoring in 'open').

However, the historic part of the story is that she is the first mother of a bracelet winner to also win a bracelet. Her son Farzad Bonyadi is also a three time bracelet winner and he was at the Rio railing her to victory. 

Stud is hard

If you have ever wondered why the more esoteric events like Stud and Razz have never made for popular TV viewing, check out this hand from the Stud Championship that had the commentary team confused as hell:

Spin & Goal Millionaire

Away from the Series for a moment and in honour of the World Cup, PokerStars have their Spin & Goal promotion which is a $5 Spin & Go with a $1 million top prize. The first of which was hit last night and caught on Twitch by football fan and PokerStars Pro Spraggy:

The winners so far

Event Number of players Champion Prize
Event #1: $565 Casino Employees Event 566 Jordan Hufty $61.909
Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty 243 Elio Fox $393,693
Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout 363 Joe Cada $226,218
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 911 Julien Martini $239,771
Event #5: $100,000 High Roller 105 Nick Petrangelo $2,910,227
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS 13,070 Roberly Felicio $1,000,000
Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw 321 Johannes Becker $180,455
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Championship 169 Paul Volpe $417,921
Event #10: $355 Online No Limit  2,972 William Reymond $154,996
Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice Six Handed 406 Jeremy Harkin $129,882
Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No Limit 1,306 Benjamin Moon $315,346
Event #14: $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw 260 Daniel Ospina $87,678
Event #15: $1,500 HORSE 731 Andrey Zhigalov $202,787
Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up Championship 114 Justin Bonomo $185,965
Event #17: $1,500 No Limit Six Handed 1,663 Ognyan Dimov $378,743
Event #18: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 111 Adam Friedman $293,275
Event #19: $565 PLO 2,419 Craig Varnell $181,790
Event #20: $5,000 No Limit 518 Jeremy Wien $537,710
Event #21: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE Maker 7,361 Arne Kern $1,173,223
Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 481 Philip Long $147,348
Event #23: $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship 95 Brian Rast $259,670
Event #25: $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo 596 Benjamin Dobson $173,528
Event #26: $1,000 PLO 986 Filippos Stavrakis $169,842
Event #27: $10,000 HORSE Championship 166 John Hennigan $414,692
Event #28: $3,000 No Limit Six Handed 868 Gal Yilfrach $461,798
Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw 356 Hanh Tran $117,282
Event #30: $1,500 PLO 799 Ryan Bambrick $217,123
Event #31: $1,500 Stud 310 Steven Albini $105,629
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors Event 5,919 Matthew Davies $662,676
Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship 87 Michael Mizrachi $1,239,126
Event #35: $1,500 Mixed PLO/Omaha Hi/Lo 773 Yueqi Zhu $211,781
Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors 2,191 Fahintaj Bonyadi $311,451
Event #38: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship 83 Yaniv Birman $236,228

All change at the top of the Player of the Year rankings as John Hennigan leapfrogs Elio Fox after coming second in the Players Championship:

WSOP POY

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