WSOP Day 19: Will Adam Friedman Win Back-to-Back Championships in the $10K Dealers Choice?
Table Of Contents
- [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-32-1000-seniors-championship/"]Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship[/URL]
- Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship Final Day Seat Draw
- [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-34-1000-double-stack/"]Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em[/URL]
- [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-35-10000-dealers-choice-championship/"]Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship[/URL]
- Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Day 3 Seat Draw
- [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-36-3000-shootout/"]Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout[/URL]
- [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-37-800-deepstack/"]Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack[/URL]
- [URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-37-800-deepstack/"]Event #38: $600 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Bounty[/URL]
Today's Day 19 at the Rio Convention Center features four continuing events and one new one. In addition, players will have a chance to win a bracelet remotely with the third online event of the series kicking off at WSOP.com.
All eyes are on whether Adam Friedman can win back-to-back bracelets in $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship after winning the event last year and coming into today in the chip lead with just 11 players remaining.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-32-1000-seniors-championship/"]Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship[/URL]
After three days of play, the massive field of 5,916 entrants, each at least 50 years of age, is down to a more manageable field of 19 players. For a second straight day, Howard Mash (13,990,000) bagged the biggest stack after going wire-to-wire in the chip lead during yesterday's penultimate day in this event.
It will be a first bracelet for whoever wins this event by the end of the day. Other players entering the final day with an eight-figure chip stack include Jean-René Fontaine (12,250,000), Farhad Jamasi (10,425,000), and Alan Ho (10,065,000).
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship Final Day Seat Draw
|Room||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||1||1||Mansour Alipourfard||United States||7,625,000|
|Amazon||1||2||Adam Richardson||United States||7,975,000|
|Amazon||1||4||Ali Zihni||United Kingdom||7,300,000|
|Amazon||1||5||Donald Matusow||United States||2,885,000|
|Amazon||1||8||Dane Nielsen||United States||5,205,000|
|Amazon||2||2||Howard Mash||United States||13,990,000|
|Amazon||2||3||Samir Husaynue||United States||1,850,000|
|Amazon||2||4||Roger Stewart||United States||7,105,000|
|Amazon||2||5||Farhad Jamasi||United States||10,425,000|
|Amazon||3||1||Dennis Brand||United States||9,045,000|
|Amazon||3||2||Peter Mullin||United States||480,000|
|Amazon||3||3||Robert Pacleb||United States||1,450,000|
|Amazon||3||7||Paul Ferdiani||United States||1,750,000|
|Amazon||3||8||Alan Ho||United States||10,065,000|
|Amazon||3||9||James Mcnurlan||United States||8,800,000|
Today's action will kick off at noon PDT and will be broadcasted on a delay at CBS All Access in the United States, Canada, and Australia and at PokerGO in the rest of the world starting at 1 p.m. PDT.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-34-1000-double-stack/"]Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em[/URL]
The second of two opening flights ended yesterday with Yasheel Doddanavar (415,000) bagging up the biggest stack. Doddanavar will enter today's Day 2 behind six other players that bagged even more chips on Day 1a including Juan M. Esirviez (530,000), Sunny Chattha (478,000), Imran Mukati (432,300), Arianna Son (424,500), Andrew Rubin (422,200), and Gabriel Sack (416,000).
The tournament has been a huge success thus far with 6,214 entrants creating a $5,592,600 prize pool. Four former WSOP Main Event champions are among the 2,327 survivors with three days of action to go including Jamie Gold (54,600), Phil Hellmuth (33,000), Scotty Nguyen (31,900), and Chris Ferguson (16,300).
Today's action resumes at noon PDT with blinds at 1,000/2,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-35-10000-dealers-choice-championship/"]Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship[/URL]
This event is a treat for high-stakes mixed game players with the player on the button choosing between the following games.
|No-Limit Hold’em||Limit Hold’em||Razz||Seven Card Stud|
|Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better||Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Regular||Pot-Limit Hold’em||Pot-Limit Omaha|
|Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||Big O||Limit Omaha High|
|Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||2-7 Lowball Triple Draw||Ace to 5 Lowball Triple Draw||Badugi|
|Badeucy||Badacy||No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw||No-Limit 5-Card Draw High|
After two days of play the field is down from 114 entrants to just a small field of 11 players.
A big story is developing as two-time bracelet winner Adam Friedman is in a prime position for back-to-back championships in this event entering the penultimate day in the chip lead with a stack of 1,289,000. Last year Friedman claimed the $297,275 top prize and a bracelet for the winning and is looking to add even more hardware along with a bigger first-place prize of $312,147 this year.
It isn't going to be easy for Friedman as each of the remaining players are hungry for the win. Michael McKenna (1,150,000) and 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb (1,002,000) are the closest competition and the only players coming into today's action with a seven-figure chip stack.
In addition to Friedman and Deeb, several other former bracelet winners are in the hunt including Phillip Hui (568,000), Bryce Yockey (559,000), two-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (396,000), and six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro (93,000).
Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Day 3 Seat Draw
|Amazon||1||2||Phillip Hui||United States||568,000|
|Amazon||1||3||Shaun Deeb||United States||1,002,000|
|Amazon||1||4||Matt Glantz||United States||910,000|
|Amazon||1||5||David Moskowitz||United States||641,000|
|Amazon||1||6||Bryce Yockey||United States||559,000|
|Amazon||2||1||Majid Yahyaei||United States||95,000|
|Amazon||2||3||Philip Sternheimer||United States||621,000|
|Amazon||2||4||Adam Friedman||United States||1,289,000|
|Amazon||2||5||Nick Schulman||United States||396,000|
|Amazon||2||6||Michael McKenna||United States||1,150,000|
The day will kick off at 2 p.m. GDT and is scheduled to play down to six players.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-36-3000-shootout/"]Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout[/URL]
This event attracted 313 entrants or 50 less than the 363 to battle it out last year when 2009 WSOP champion Joe Cada claimed the $226,218 top prize.
This meant there were 40 tables yesterday, each sending a winner to today's penultimate day. The 40 tables winners will compete on ten tables of four players each. The final ten players will then compete tomorrow on a live stream at both PokerGO and CBS All Access.
Among the players in action today are three-time bracelet winner Justin Bonomo and two-time bracelet winners Eric Froehlich and Kristen Bicknell.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-37-800-deepstack/"]Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack[/URL]
This event is the latest of the new deepstack tournament. The three-day tournament begins today at 11 a.m. PDT with players starting off with a stack of 40,000 and the ability to reenter once if they lose all their chips before the end of Level 12.
Today will feature 20-minute blind levels of 40-minutes each. Day 2 will also feature 40-minute blind levels with the final day increasing to 60-minute blind levels on Tuesday, June 18 when a live stream takes place at CBS All Access in the United States, Canada, and Australia and at PokerGO in the rest of the world.
[URL="https://www.pokernews.com/tours/wsop/2019-wsop/event-37-800-deepstack/"]Event #38: $600 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Bounty[/URL]
For the third Sunday in a row, WSOP.com is hosting a one-day online bracelet event where those located in Nevada and New Jersey have an opportunity to battle for a bracelet without leaving the comfort of their own homes or hotel room.
Online players start out with 20,000 in chips with blinds increasing every 15 minutes and bounties worth $100 each. Although there is a 225-minute late-registration period, those losing all their chips will not be able to reenter as this event is a pure freezeout.
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