WSOP Day 11: Four Bracelets to be Awarded Today; Lehr, Baron, and Katz in the Hunt
Table Of Contents
- Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
- Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results
- Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
- Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship Paths to the Final Four
- Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
- Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Final Table Payouts
- Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
- Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Final Table Seat Draw
- Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
- Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
- Previous Millionaire Maker Winners
- Event #20: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
- Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
- No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship Results
- 2019 WSOP Bracelet Winners
Yesterday's Day 10 of the World Series of Poker featured seven events. American Femi Fashakin won the sole bracelet of the day after besting a record-breaking field of 28,371 entries in Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em to win the $1,147,499 top prize.
In addition to the six continuing events on Day 11, Event #21: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw makes its debut. It is bound to be another exciting day at the Rio Convention Center with four of the continuing events scheduled to award coveted WSOP gold bracelets.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
The H.O.R.S.E. event was originally scheduled for the 28 players out of a starting field of 751 entrants to play down to six for the final day. Instead, the event almost ended on the third day with organizers halting play in the midst of the heads-up battle between Jason Stockfish and Brazil's Murilo Souza.
The action will resume today at noon PST with Stockfish (4,095,000) with a small chip advantage over Souza (3,425,000). If Souza can pull out the win, it will be the fifth bracelet going to Brazil. Regardless of how the heads-up match turns out, both players will walk away with at least a consolation prize of $127,932 with the winner going home with $207,003.
Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results
|3||Gary Kosakowski||United States||$89,730|
|4||Phillip Hui||United States||$63,860|
|5||Chris Klodnicki||United States||$46,127|
|7||Joseph Aronesty||United States||$25,181|
|8||Danny Woolard||United States||$19,040|
After a one day break, the final four players out of the original field of 112 entrants head back to action at noon PST. In addition to being able to follow the action here at PokerNews, you can also watch the live stream around the world at PokerGO starting at 1 p.m. PST.
This event was originally scheduled for four days but instead will be played out in just three. The final four already have amassed a combined six WSOP gold bracelets leading into the event with Ben Yu with three bracelets, Keith Lehr with two bracelets, and Cord Garcia with one. This leaves Sean Swingruber as the only player remaining in the hunt for his first bracelet.
Lehr, who won this event in 2015, is the only player of the four to not play a play-in round with the other three players already winning five heads-up matches.
Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship Paths to the Final Four
|Round||Cord Garcia||Sean Swingruber||Keith Lehr||Ben Yu|
|Play-In Round||Brian Green||Bill Klein||---||Rainer Kempe|
|Round of 64||Anton Morgenstern||Eric Wasserson||Richard Sklar||Pedro Waldburger|
|Round of 32||Nick Schulman||Jimmy Guerrero||Ryan Hughes||Michael Song|
|Round of 16||Ricky Guan||Jan Lakota||Simon Burns||Richard Tuhrim|
|Round of 8||Matthias Eibinger||Jimmy D'Ambrosio||Jake Schindler||Kristen Bicknell|
The match-ups will be randomly determined before the start of play at noon PST. The winners of the semi-finals are each guaranteed a $115,174 payday while those who lose will still go home $73,333 richer. The winner of the final match will collect the $186,356 top prize.
This event was scheduled to play down to a winner yesterday but after Isaac Baron and Ong Dingxiang were back and forth for a while in a heads-up battle, the organizers called it quits for the day with the duo returning to action today at 2 p.m. The duo were the last two standing from the 21 to start Day 3 from an original field of 1,852.
Both Baron and Dingxiang are out for their first career bracelets but the win could even be even sweeter for Dingxiang as he has a chance to be first player from Singapore to find WSOP gold.
Baron, a long-time pro known as "westmenloAA" online, holds a minor chip lead heading into the final day against Dingxiang with with 24,475,000 versus 21,075,000. Blinds start at 200,000/400,000 with a big blind ante of 400,000 when the action resumes and will increase every hour.
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Final Table Payouts
|3||Stephen Graner||United States||$177,085|
|4||James Hughes||United States||$126,011|
|5||Richard Hasnip||United States||$90,791|
|6||Cameron Marshall||United States||$66,243|
|7||Pierce McKellar||United States||$48,954|
Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's final day of action at 2 p.m. PST. Live updates can be found here.
The goal of this event is to be the last survivor of each table before advancing to compete the following day at a new table against other table winners.
The action resumes today at noon PST with just ten players remaining out of an original field of 917 entrants after each of the survivors winning both of their individual tables during the past two days.
Players will bring forth their stack from yesterday and begin the action with blinds at 5,000/10,000 with a big blind ante of 10,000 and levels of 40 minutes each.
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Final Table Seat Draw
Due to an uneven amount of players on some of the opening tables, the stack sizes vary with Russia's Anatolii Zyrin holding a minor chip lead against the rest of his opponents. Canada's Tommy Nguyen is the only player remaining going for his second bracelets while each of the others hoping to see WSOP gold for the first time.
Five Americans are in the mix including Brett Apter, Adrian Scarpa, Michael O'Grady, Kenna James, and Poker Central and PokerGO founder Cary Katz. Rounding off the final table are Slovenia's Marko Maher, Japan's Shintaro Baba, and Portugal's Manuel Ruivo.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Brett Apter||United States||2,258,000||226|
|5||Adrian Scarpa||United States||2,286,000||229|
|6||Michael O'Grady||United States||2,298,000||230|
|7||Kenna James||United States||2,203,000||220|
|8||Cary Katz||United States||2,266,000||227|
Day 1 of this four-day event attracted 173 entrants with another 10 players joining in on the action before the start of Day 2 to increase the total field size to 183 entrants. A total of 28 players will grab a piece of the $1,720,200 prize pool with a min-cash worth $14,959 and the winner awarded $443,641.
Yesterday's Day 2 went deep in the money with just 23 players surviving led by Ken Aldridge with 1,178,000 in chips. Also bagging top five stacks were WSOP bracelet winner Owais Ahmed (1,074,000), four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi (703,000), two-time bracelet winner Frankie O'Dell (694,000), and Andrew Yeh (677,000).
Phil Ivey, who debuted at the 2019 WSOP in this event, did not make it through.
A handful of multiple bracelet winners are in the hunt to add another to their collection including four-time winner and reigning WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb (652,000), two-time winner Mike Wattel (320,000), four-time winner Mike Matusow (290,000), and two-time champ David "Bakes" Baker (169,000).
The action will resume today at noon PST with blinds at 10,000/20,000 and limits at 20,000/40,000. Blinds will increase every 90 minutes with play ending when there are just six players remaining. Tomorrow's final day will be streamed at CBS All Access in Australia, Canada, and the United States and at PokerGO in the rest of the world.
Since its inception in 2013, the Millionaire Maker is one the most popular events on the schedule with first place guaranteed at least a $1 million payout for just a $1,500 buy-in. This year proved to be no different with 3,930 entrants coming out for the first of the two opening flights yesterday. This is a sizeable increase from the 3,046 that played on Day 1a last year.
Garrett Greer ended Day 1a with the chip lead after bagging a stack of 570,600 just edging out two-time bracelet winner and former top-ranked online tournament player Calvin Anderson, who will go into Day 2 with a stack of 563,600.
The story of this tournament could be whether Keith Lehr can parlay his sixth place chip stack of 383,000 into a bracelet. As already mentioned previously in this report, Lehr had a day off from the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship and will use his day off in the Millionaire Maker to try to win a bracelet in that event with just four players remaining.
As was the case yesterday, players will kick off Day 1b with 25,000 in chips and battle it out for eleven hour-long blind levels of play starting at 10 a.m. PST. Players can also opt to reenter one time during Day 1b. Surviving players will join those surviving on Day 1a for four more days until a winner is crowned on the live stream at PokerGO on June 12.
Previous Millionaire Maker Winners
The Millionaire may not have been around for as long as many other events, but has quickly proven to be one of the most popular on the schedule. The event began in 2013 when Benny Chen outlasted a field of 6,343 to collect the $1,199,104 top prize. The following year attracted the biggest field of 7,977 entrants when Jonathan Dimmig shipped the event for $1,319,587. Based on the turnout thus far this year, that record could be broken.
The first four years featured Americans winning the event with Adrian Buckley banking the $1,277,193 top prize in 2015 followed by Jason DeWitt collecting $1,065,403 in 2016. The last two years, the bracelet left the country with Canada's Pablo Mariz claiming the title in 2017 for $1,221,407 and Germany's Arne Kern outlasting a field of 7,361 entrants to win the $1,173,223 last year.
|2013||Benny Chen||United States||$1,199,104||6,343|
|2014||Jonathan Dimmig||United States||$1,319,587||7,977|
|2015||Adrian Buckley||United States||$1,277,193||7,275|
|2016||Jason DeWitt||United States||$1,065,403||7,190|
Yesterday's first of four days of this event attracted 285 runners to create a $384,750 prize pool. After ten hour-long blind levels, the field was trimmed down to 103 players with Constantine Moustakis (76,600) in the lead followed by two-time bracelet winner David Singer (69,000).
Many former bracelet winners bagged chips headlined by three six-time bracelet winners Daniel Negreanu (56,900), Jeff Lisandro (36,800), and Chris Ferguson (25,600).
Today will feature another ten blind levels of an hour each and will likely play deep into the money with 43 players guaranteed at least a min-cash of $2,262. Of course, all remaining players have their eyes on winning the bracelet on Monday, June 9 along with the $93,766 top prize.
This is the second No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw event and should bring out many of the big hitters with a $10,000 price tag. Two days ago, Israel's Yuval Bronshtein won the smaller buy-in event featuring this poker variant after outlasting a field of 296 entrants in Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw to bank $96,278.
Today's action will kick off at 3 p.m. PST with players starting with 60,000 chips. The action will continue for ten blind levels of an hour each starting out at 200/300 and a big blind ante of 500. One reentry per player is allowed until the late registration closes at the start of tomorrow's Day 2.
No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship Results
Past winners of this event is literally a who's who in poker. Last year, Brian Rast navigated through a field of 95 entrants to win the $259,670 top prize. In 2011, John Juanda shipped the biggest prize awarded in this event after finishing on top of a field of 126 entrants to win $367,170.
|Year||Winner||Country||First Prize||Total Players||Buy-In||Prize Pool|
|2018||Brian Rast||United States||$259,670||95||$10,000||$893,000|
|2017||John Monnette||United States||$256,610||92||$10,000||$864,800|
|2016||Jason Mercier||United States||$273,335||100||$10,000||$940,000|
|2015||Phil Galfond||United States||$224,383||77||$10,000||$723,800|
|2014||Paul Volpe||United States||$253,524||87||$10,000||$817,800|
|2013||Jesse Martin||United States||$253,524||87||$10,000||$817,800|
|2012||Nick Schulman||United States||$294,321||101||$10,000||$949,400|
|2010||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||$294,321||101||$10,000||$949,400|
|2009||Nick Schulman||United States||$279,751||96||$10,000||$902,400|
|2008||Mike Matusow||United States||$537,862||85||$5,000*||$1,508,435|
|2007||Erik Seidel||United States||$538,835||78||$5,000*||$1,476,260|
* = $5,000 rebuy format
2019 WSOP Bracelet Winners
The American dominance yesterday continued with Femi Fashakin winning his first WSOP bracelet.
So far, Americans have shipped 11 of the first 13 bracelets with one player each from the United Kingdom and Israel also winning WSOP events in 2019. Here's a look at all of the bracelet winners:
|Event||Entrants||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||Top Prize||WSOP Bracelets|
|#1:||$500 Casino Employees Event||686||$297,975||Nicholas Haynes||United States||$62,345||1|
|#2:||$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty||204||$1,917,600||Brian Green||United States||$345,669||1|
|#3:||BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em||28,371||$13,509,435||Femi Fashakin||$1,147,499||1|
|#4:||$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||853||$1,151,550||Derek McMaster||United States||$228,228||1|
|#5:||50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em||110||$5,280,000||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||$1,484,085||1|
|#6:||$2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw||296||$666,000||Dan Zack||United States||$160,447||1|
|#7:||$400 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em||2,825||$1,017,000||Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon||United States||$165,263||1|
|#8:||$10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em||114||$1,071,600||Alex Epstein||United States||$296,227||1|
|#9:||$600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack||6,151||$3,229,275||Jeremy Pekarek||United States||$398,281||1|
|#10:||$1,500 Dealers Choice||470||$634,500||Scott Clements||United States||$144,957||3|
|#11:||$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em||400||$1,860,000||Daniel Strelitz||United States||$442,385||1|
|#12:||$1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty||2,451||$1,471,200||Daniel Park||United States||$226,243||1|
|#13:||$1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||296||$399,600||Yuval Bronshtein||Israel||$96,278||1|
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