WSOP Day 2: Daniel Negreanu Hunts Bracelet Number 7 at $10K Bounty Final Table
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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) kicked off yesterday with two action-packed events. Both events will resume on Day 2 including Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event, and Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty with Daniel Negreanu in the hunt for his seventh bracelet!
In addition to these two events continuing, Day 2 of the 2019 WSOP will also feature the start of two more events in Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em and Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
As has been a tradition at the WSOP, the Casino Employees Event opened up the action at the 2019 WSOP. By the time late-registration closed, the tournament had attracted 686 players to generate a $298,410 prize pool. This represents a sizeable increase from last year's tournament that featured a slightly higher $565 price tag and attracted 566 entrants for a $283,000 prize pool, with the caveats that it was a freeze-out last year, while this year players had the option to do a single reentry.
The tournament was scheduled to play 16 levels. However, that was changed by the WSOP staff as the bubble loomed so play continued into Level 17. The 103 survivors will return in the money for at least a $727 min-cash while having their eyes on the $62,345 top prize and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Among the players heading into Day 2 with a big stack include Red Dragon Casino floor supervisor Cosmo Andoloro (650,000, chipleader), Planet Hollywood dealer Christopher Bowen (633,000), Thunder Valley Poker Room manager Miguel Cardenas (512,000), Stephanie Otteson (479,000), Talking Stick Poker host Brad Helm (465,000), and WSOP Bracelet winner and Poker Atlas founder and CEO Jon Friedberg (360,000.)
PokerNews Live Reporter Adam Lamers was able to bag 114,000 but others on Team PokerNews came and went including former champion in this event Chad Holloway, Yori Epskamp, Valerie Cross, Leo Contreras, Mo Nuwwarah, Milko van Winden, Oliver Biles, Brandyn Trenholm, and Kevin Mathers.
Day 2 action gets underway at noon PST and PokerNews will have all the action. You can follow along with Live Updates in the PokerNews WSOP Live Reporting section.
The $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty kicked off the first of its two days with a field of 204 players creating a prize pool of $1,305,600. Players cashed throughout the opening day with bounties worth $3,000 each and the top 31 players walking away with at least a $10,238 min-cash.
The action played down to six players, each guaranteed a $52,099 payout with the eventual winner walking away with $345,699. Asher Conniff is in the driver's seat in an attempt to win his first WSOP gold bracelet with a 53 big blind stack of 4,215,000. He's followed by three-time bracelet winner Loren Klein with 3,130,000 and Ali Imsirovic with 2,180,000.
Investors in six-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (1,015,000) should be pleased that he is still in the mix. Playing unpatched for the first time in well over a decade, Negreanu takes his seat at the final table with 13 big blinds. Joining him are Ping Liu (990,000) and Brian Green (720,000) rounding out the remaining players.
Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Counts||Big Blinds|
|1||Brian Green||United States||720,000||9|
|3||Ali Imsirovic||United States||2,180,000||27|
|4||Asher Conniff||United States||4,215,000||53|
|8||Ping Liu||United States||990,000||12|
|9||Loren Klein||United States||3,130,000||39|
Nine former WSOP champions made the money but failed to advance to the final day including Ben Lamb (13th - $15,408), Ben Yu (14th - $15,408), Nick Schulman (16th - $13,070), Craig Varnell (18th - $13,070), Byron Kaverman (19th - $11,402), David Benyamine (21st - $11,402), Arkadiy Tsinis (24th - $11,402), Erik Seidel (25th - $11,402), and Mohsin Charania (27th - $11,402).
The remaining players are all guaranteed $52,099 but will have their eyes on the first-place prize of $345,669 as well as the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. They will return on Thursday, May 29th at noon local time to continue to battle it out until a winner is crowned. The action will resume with 06:44 minutes remaining in Level 27. The blinds will be 40,000/80,000 with an 80,000 ante.
The final day of this event will be airing on CBS All Access and PokerGO as this event is simulcast on both platforms with equal access for the subscribers of those platforms at 1 PM local time.
The much-anticipated BIG 50 kicks off the first of its four opening flights on Day 2. The event is to celebrate that this WSOP is the 50th annual event with the first such event taking place in 1970 when no actual tournament took place. Instead, Johnny Moss was awarded a silver cup after his peers nominated him as the best cash game player before the festival's first WSOP Main Event took place in 1971.
Each of the four opening flights will feature 12 blind levels with players starting with 50,000 in chips and blinds increasing every 50 minutes.
A Day 2 will take place the day after each opening flight. Those bagging chips on Day 2 will be merged into a single player pool where they will compete for three more days until a winner is crowned.
The event kicks at 11 a.m. PST. Follow the PokerNews live updates to catch the action. Don’t miss a hand!
The first non-hold’em game gets underway on Thursday with this lower-price tier Omaha variety. The event is scheduled for four days this year. Last year, the event had a big turnout of 911 players to generate a $1,229,850 and was initially planned for three days before event organizers needed to add a fourth day.
France's Julien Martini won last year's event for $239,771. The Frenchman went onto bigger and better things as in January 2019, he took second place in the PokerStars Players $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC) at the PCA for $2,974,000.
This event has typically brought out some huge numbers and this year will likely be the same despite the BIG 50 perhaps competing for some of the potential participants' attention.
In this Series
- 1 WSOP Day 1: 50th Annual WSOP Begins with Casino Employees Championship and $10K Super Turbo Bounty
- 2 WSOP Day 2: Daniel Negreanu Hunts Bracelet Number 7 at $10K Bounty Final Table
- 3 WSOP Day 3: WSOP's Own Isaac Hanson Leads Casino Employees FT, $50K Gets Underway
- 4 WSOP Day 4: Ali Imsirovic Leads the $50,000 High Roller
- 5 WSOP Day 5: Ben Heath Leads High Roller; John Esposito Leads Omaha Hi-Lo Final Table
- 6 WSOP Day 6: Gabe Patgorski Leads Modest $10K Short Deck Event
- 7 WSOP Day 7: Chance Kornuth Leads $10K Short Deck Final Seven
- 8 WSOP Day 8: Benny Glaser Leads Dealer's Choice Heading into Final Day
- 9 WSOP Day 9: Cunningham in the Hunt for Bracelet #6 in the BIG 50; Shorr Leads $5K NLHE
- 10 WSOP Day 10: Fashakin Leads Final 7 in BIG 50; Millionaire Maker Begins
- 11 WSOP Day 11: Four Bracelets to be Awarded Today; Lehr, Baron, and Katz in the Hunt
- 12 WSOP Day 12: Robert Mizrachi Hunting for Fifth Bracelet in $10K Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 13 WSOP Day 13: Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno Lead $1,500 Stud Final Table
- 14 WSOP Day 14: Jean-Robert Bellande Leads the Final Seven in the $10K 2-7 Championship
- 15 WSOP Day 15: Kazuki Ikeuchi Leads Final Six in the Millionaire Maker
- 16 WSOP Day 16: Michael Mizrachi Hunts For Fifth Bracelet With the Final Table Lead in the $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo
- 17 WSOP Day 17: Can Dario Sammartino Parlay a Massive Lead Into His First Bracelet?
- 18 WSOP Day 18: Hanh Tran and Benny Glaser Aim for Repeat Bracelets in the $1,500 2-7 TD
- 19 WSOP Day 19: Will Adam Friedman Win Back-to-Back Championships in the $10K Dealers Choice?
- 20 WSOP Day 20: Deeb Leads $10K Dealer's Choice Final Five; Bonomo at Shootout Final Table
- 21 WSOP Day 21: Scott Seiver Leads the $10K Stud Championship
- 22 WSOP Day 22: Can Daniel Negreanu Win His 7th Bracelet in the $10K Stud Championship?
- 23 WSOP Day 23: Will Rainer Kempe Win His First Bracelet?
- 24 WSOP Day 24: Tsang Leads Record-Breaking $25K PLO; Monster Stack Kicks Off
- 25 WSOP Day 25: Chidwick in Prime Position for His First Bracelet in the $25K PLO High Roller
- 26 WSOP Day 26: Ben Lamb Bags Big in $10K Pot Limit Omaha Championship
- 27 WSOP Day 27: Alaei Leads $10K PLO Championship; $50K Poker Players Championship Begins
- 28 WSOP Day 28: Jennifer Tilly Looking for Bracelet #2 in $1,500 Razz
- 29 WSOP Day 29: Benjamin Ector Leads the Final Six in the Monster Stack
- 30 WSOP Day 30: Akkari Leads $10,000 Razz, Givens Looking for Second Bracelet in $600 Deepstack
- 31 WSOP Day 31: Seidel Hunting For Ninth Bracelet at $1,500 PLO8 Final Table
- 32 WSOP Day 32: Seiver Leads Heads-up in the $10,000 Razz Championship
- 33 WSOP Day 33: Can Yueqi Zhu Win Back-to-Back Bracelets in the $1,500 Omaha Mix?
- 34 WSOP Day 34: Nick Schulman Leads the Final Seven in the $10K PLO8 Championship
- 35 WSOP Day 35: 888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba Bags Big in the Crazy Eights
- 36 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Begins; Saliba Makes Final Day of Crazy Eights
- 37 WSOP Day 37: Day 1b of Main Event Begins; Vieira Leads Final Six of $5k 6-Max
- 38 WSOP Day 38: Day 1c of the Main Event Begins; Carroll Leads SALUTE TO WARRIORS
- 39 WSOP Day 39: Campanello Leads Main Event; Little One for One Drop Begins
- 40 WSOP Day 40: November Niner Cannuli Among Day 2c Big Stacks in the Main Event
- 41 WSOP Day 41: $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller Begins
- 42 WSOP Day 42: Stefan Ivanov Leads the Little One for One Drop; Main Event and Final Fifty Resume
- 43 WSOP Day 43: Shaun Deeb Leads Little One for One Drop
- 44 WSOP Day 44: Dentale Leads Little One for One Drop; Nemeth Leads $3K NLHE
- 45 WSOP Day 45: Tommy Nguyen Leads Final Eight in the Bracelet Winners Only Event
- 46 WSOP Day 46: Ayaz Mahmood Hunting For His Second Bracelet
- 47 WSOP Day 47: Shaun Deeb Bags Big in the Closer; Main Event Final Table Begins
- 48 WSOP Day 48: Brian Hastings Hunting for Back-to-Back Titles in the $3K H.O.R.S.E.
- 49 WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Aiming for 16th Bracelet in $5,000 Event