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.
Event #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.
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.
Event #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.
Event #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.
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.
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.
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.
Event #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.
Event #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.
Event #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.
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.
Event #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.
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.
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