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Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris 

Here’s our latest recap of the 2019 50th World Series of Poker currently going strong at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Vegas. We last left off at Event #47 and as of right now, Events #48 and #49 have no updates yet. So we will start with Event #50.

Kainalu McCue-UncianoEvent #50: Monster Stack – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em has created the newest millionaire. Kainalu McCue-Unciano defeated a field of 6,035 hungry players and walked off with his first WSOP bracelet and an incredibly sweet payday of $1,008,850.

 

 

Yuri Dzivielevski

Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better was conquered by Yuri Dzivielevski after a grueling three days, and more than 30 levels, to pick up his first gold bracelet plus a healthy $213,750 for his hard work.

 

 

Dash DudleyEvent #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship ended on day 4 with Dash Dudley battling his way through to grab his first WSOP gold bracelet and an impressive $1,086,967 to party with.

 

 

Santiago SorianoEvent #53: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack a field of 3,759 entries saw this event come to a close with Santiago Soriano on top to pick up his first gold bracelet and a nice $371,203. You know he’s going to remember this day forever.

 

Kevin Gerhart
Event #54: $1,500 Razz
another first time bracelet winner, Kevin Gerhart was all smiles after coming out on top and picking up his bracelet and $119,054.

 

 

Jason Gooch
Event #55: $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack
was taken down by Jason “TheBigGift” Gooch for his first gold bracelet and $241,492.94.

 

 

Jonas Lauck
Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty
after just 15 or so hours of play, Jonas Lauck was rushed by his rail to congratulate him for winning his very first bracelet and a cool $260,335.

 

 

Phil HuiEvent #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship after winning what many consider the toughest tournament worldwide, Phil Hui picked up his second bracelet plus $1,099,311. And, he will be forever remembered with his name engraved in the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

 

Joe ForesmanEvent #59: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Championship saw Joe Foresman holding strong after defeating a field of 6,140 competitors to grab his first WSOP bracelet, and take home a fat payday of $397,903, plus an added $10,000 seat into the 50th WSOP Main Event. Good luck Joe.

 

Anthony ZinnoEvent #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better there were more than a thousand players throwing everything they had at this event but only one could be named the winner. That was Anthony Zinno, who was proud to pose with a big smile and his second gold bracelet before he  rushed to the cashier to pick a sweet $279,920.

 

Sejin Park
Event #61: COLOSSUS – $400 No-Limit Hold’em
Sejin Park picked up his second bracelet and $451,272 after a rather fast five hours or so pushing through a field of 13, 109.

 

 

Scott SeiverEvent #62: $10,000 Razz Championship Scott Seiver, no stranger to the WSOP, captured his third bracelet, defeating a small field of just 116 and taking home $301,421 to add to his almost five million dollars of WSOP earnings.

 

 

Anatolii Zyrin
Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix
conquered by Anatolii Zyrin for his first bracelet accompanied by a healthy $199,838. Way to go, Anatolii!

 

 

That is as far as we can take it for now, come back soon for what might be the final 2019 50th World Series of Poker reports. For those of you who may be wondering, there has now been more than $22 million dollars paid out to first prize winners.

Stay tuned for our next report from the floor at the Rio All-Suite
Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In the meantime, come visit us at the Texas Poker Store.

Send us your comments or questions!

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Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

Time to continue with our highlights of the 50th annual World Series of Poker, as relayed to us by our friends straight from the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas:

Roman Korenev


Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em Marathon
was taken down by Roman Korenev after a long 6-day battle to pick up his first gold bracelet and a hefty $477,401.

 

 

Michael Mizrachi
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Michael Mizrachi walked away with his 5th bracelet and a nice $142,801.

 

 

Stephen Song
Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Stephen Song fought like a true WSOP warrior to wrap his first gold bracelet around his wrist, and $341,854 to celebrate with his rail.

 

 

Greg Mueller
Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Greg Mueller took down a field of 172 players and walked away with an impressive $425,347 and his third WSOP bracelet.

 

 

Luis Zedan


Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
after a long arduous four days, Luis Zedan, with a giant smile, won the battle and picked up $236,673 and his first gold bracelet.

 

 

Thomas Cazayous
Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
known by his opponents as the the “Silent Assassin,” Thomas Cazayous won the battle and took home $414,766 and his first bracelet.

 

 

Howard Mash
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship
was crushed by Howard Mash to win his first bracelet and $662,594 after defeating a field of 5,916 players.

 

 

No report as of yet for Event #33: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

 

Joseph CheongEvent #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em After years and years of playing professionally, Joseph Cheong picked up his first WSOP gold bracelet by taking down a field of more than 6,200 eager competitors and added to his already healthy bank account a fat $687,782.

 

 

Adam Friedman
Event #35: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship
Adam Friedman walked away with his third gold bracelet and $312,417.  Plus, he joined the back-to-back winners club by defending his 2018 title for the same event.

 

 

David Lambard
Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout
David Lambard was all smiles when he knocked out the last of his opponents from a field of 313 entries to pick up his first bracelet and the tidy sum of $207,193.

 

 

Robert Mitchell
Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack
was taken by Robert Mitchell giving him his first WSOP gold bracelet and a first place prize of $297,537 for his pocket aces.

 

 

Event #39 $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em still playing.

 

Ismael BojangEvent #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Ismael Bojang ran through a field of 1,216 anxious players to win his very first WSOP gold bracelet and $298,507 to add to his previous 10 cashes in the 2019 WSOP and to his 75th cash in professional poker.

 

 

There were also a couple of ONLINE tourneys that were conquered by the following digital gamblers:

Event #38: WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty Upeshka ‘gomezhamburg’ De Silva won $100,262.72.

Event #46: $500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack Dan ‘centrfieldr’ Lupo knocked everyone out to win $145,273.90.

So there you have it.  After 23 days of the 50th WSOP,  there has already been more than $13,750,407 dollars paid just to the first place winners, and naturally a whole lot more to all who were lucky enough to make it past the bubbles.

Stay tuned for our next report from the floor at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In the meantime, come visit us at the Texas Poker Store.

Send us your comments or questions! 

 

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The majority of the world’s poker fans are looking forward with great anticipation to the 50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) set to begin on May 28 and run through July 16.

But for online poker enthusiasts and fans, there is some exciting WSOP action beginning this month!

World Series of Poker Online

The World Series of Poker’s website (WSOP.com) has launched its annual Spring Online Championships which consist of more than forty online poker events.

The online poker WSOP also has a Main Event. The buy-in is $525, which guarantees a very tidy $200,000 in prize money. And, there is a special bonus prize that makes it stand apart from other WSOP events.

Instead of winning a ring or a traditional bracelet, the winner will be given a wrestling-style championship belt, a somewhat more flamboyant prize befitting the online poker crowd.

Just in case the Department of Justice over-reaches as it reviews the Federal Wire Act, the WSOP is pulling out all the stops for online players, so hurry up and join the fun at the Online Poker Tables!

Until then send me your thoughts and or comments here!

Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

The dates for the 50th Annual World Series of Poker have been announced. Poker’s most well known and extremely popular poker tournament series is now set to take place from May 28th to July 16th, 2019. As usual the series will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and as of now it is expected to award more than $200 Million Dollars.

There will be a special Historic Event in honor of the tournament’s 50 Birthday that is currently slated to start on opening weekend, May 30-June 2. This will be “The Big 50” -$500 buy-in, 50,000 chips, and 50-minute levels with a $5,000,000 million guaranteed prize pool & $1,000,000 to the winner.  “We’re excited to commence our golden event,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.  “We expect our opening weekend Big 50 event to be one of the largest in our history, and certainly one of the best value tournaments ever offered.  This is part of our concerted plans to make the 2019 WSOP a better value all-around.”

There will also be lots of new events added to this year’s WSOP. To me, one of the coolest new event additions has to be a $1,000 buy-in Mini Main Event. Beginning a couple of days before the $10,000 buy-in actual Main Event gets on the way, the Mini Main Event will begin Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2. Like its bigger namesake counter-part, the Mini Main Event will see players start with 60,000 in tournament chips and features the same blind structure with the only difference being a 30-minute  instead of 120-minute levels.

The popular Colossus event is back, with starting days on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. The Colossus will be the lowest-priced gold bracelet event on the 2019 schedule, with a $400 buy-in – down $165 compared to last year’s $565 buy-in. It comes with 40,000 in starting chips and will play 40-minute levels throughout. On June 28 the survivors see the field combined for Day 2 with the final table scheduled for Saturday, June 29.

There will be One-Day Super Turbos, the only live way to earn a bracelet in a day at the WSOP. In the $1,000 version, each player is a $300 bounty, while in the $1,500 version, each player is a $500 bounty.

Nearly 500 poker tables will be set up across more than 100,000 square-feet of ballroom space to accommodate the thousands of players from around the world who attend poker’s annual series of tournament events.

Individual event online pre-registration won’t open until March/April after all events have been determined and approved by regulators. WSOP.com’s real-money online poker offerings in New Jersey and Nevada will be the exclusive online home for players in these states to win seats into WSOP events, including the Main Event, as well as to participate in the exclusive online WSOP official gold bracelet events.

The full event-by-event schedule is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2019. All above-announced dates, times, and events are subject to change, according to the WSOP press release.

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