WSOP Day 6: Gabe Patgorski Leads Modest $10K Short Deck Event
Table Of Contents
- Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Day Seat Draw
- Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Payout
- Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
- Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw Final Day Seat Draw
- Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
- Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
- Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
- 2019 WSOP Bracelet Winners
Yesterday's Day 5 of the World Series of Poker featured six events with two bracelets awarded. Derek McMaster notched his first-ever WSOP cash in a big way after he topped an 853-player field in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better to win $228,228.
Later in the day, New Jersey online poker grinder Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon won the second bracelet of the day after outlasting a field of 2,825 entrants (1,965 entries and 860 reentries) to ship Event #7: $400 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em for $163,263.
Meanwhile, Ben Heath is in the hunt for his first bracelet leading the final six players in Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em, which boasts a top prize of nearly $1.5 million.
In addition to four events resuming play, three new ones will kick off. Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
The fourth and final opening flight of this event kicked off early in the day. More than 8,000 players joined in on the action to create a field well north of 25,000. This established a new record for the most entrants in a live poker tournament, easily dwarfing the 22,374 entrants that battled it out in the WSOP Collussus in 2015.
Andrei Khosh led the way among the more than 2,000 Day 1d survivors, bagging 970,000 chips. Notable players advancing to Tuesday's Day 2d included Kevin O’Donnell (773,000), Rick Trigg (663,000), Max Brown (496,000), and James Dempsey (350,000).
Among those who will be unable to bracelet hunt in this event and battle for the $1 million guaranteed top prize after being eliminated on Day 2d include John Phan, Maria Konnikova, Blair Hinkle, and a valiantly double late-registering Maria Ho.
Also joining the action in the BIG 50 was legendary baseball player Jose Canseco. He was unable to find a bag but did chat with PokerNews about poker and the Bash Brothers.
Today will feature the 1,504 entrants to survive the Day 1c field battling it out in Day 2c starting at 10 a.m. Players will compete for eight hour-long blind levels with those bagging chips joining other Day 2 survivors in a combined Day 3 field on Wednesday, June 5. The action for these players will continue for two more days until a winner is crowned on Friday, June 7.
The penultimate day of the 50th Annual High Roller witnessed a dozen players from the original field of 110 entrants battle down to just six players after a relatively short day.
United Kingdom's Ben Heath parlayed his Day 2 chip lead into the final table chip lead after bagging a stack of 7,630,000 in chips. Heath, who has amassed more than $3 million in live tournament earnings, is the only player at the final table that has yet to find WSOP gold with former bracelet winners Sam Soverel (7,540,000), Andrew Lichtenberger (5,615,000), Chance Kornuth (5,000,000), Nick Petrangelo (4,100,000), and Dmitry Yurasov (3,660,000) still in the hunt for the $1,484,085 top prize.
Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Day Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||WSOP Bracelets||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Andrew Lichtenberger||United States||1||5,615,000||47|
|2||Nick Petrangelo||United States||2||4,100,000||34|
|3||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||0||7,630,000||64|
|4||Chance Kornuth||United States||2||5,000,000||42|
|5||Sam Soverel||United States||1||7,540,000||63|
The day ended after the eliminations of Matthew Gonzales (12th - $101,604), Sam Grafton (11th - $101,604), Manig Loeser (10th - $122,551), David Einhorn (ninth - $122,551), PokerGO owner Cary Katz (eighth - $151,755), and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Elio Fox (seventh - $192,794).
Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Payout
|7||Elio Fox||United States||$192,794|
|8||Cary Katz||United States||$151,755|
|9||David Einhorn||United States||$122,551|
|11||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||$101,604|
|12||Matthew Gonzales||United States||$101,604|
|14||Bryn Kenney||United States||$86,543|
|16||Eric Wasserson||United States||$75,789|
|17||Markus Gonsalves||United States||$75,789|
Today's final day of action will play down to a winner starting at noon PST with each of the remaining six players guaranteed a $251,128 payout. The action will be live-streamed with hole-card exposed on PokerGO starting at 1 p.m. PST.
The event features three different triple-draw lowball variants in A-5, 2-7, and Badugi. Yesterday's penultimate day witnessed the 112 remaining players out of the original field of 296 getting whittled down to just thirteen players.
Jake Schwartz managed to parlay his Day 1 chip lead into a chip lead heading into the final day with 789,000 in chips in his hunt for his first bracelet and the event's $160,447 top prize. Julien Martini, who was on Schwartz' tail to start the day, didn't find as much success as the former WSOP bracelet winner bowed out in 28th place for $5,055.
Other players advancing with big stacks entering the final day of play include Sumir Mathur (574,000), Brayden Gazlay (490,000), two-time bracelet winner Mike Gorodinsky (483,000), and David Gee (441,000). Former WSOP bracelet winners still in contention, albeit with the shortest stacks in play, include Bryce Yockey (99,000) and Andrew Brown (92,000). Meanwhile, Lithuania's Kristijonas Andrulis (159,000) has a chance to bring his country its first WSOP bracelet as the only non-American remaining in the field.
Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw Final Day Seat Draw
|1||1||Jake Schwartz||United States||789,000||39|
|1||4||Andrew Yeh||United States||282,000||14|
|1||5||Andrew Brown||United States||92,000||5|
|1||6||Daniel Zack||United States||208,000||10|
|2||1||Jon Turner||United States||228,000||11|
|2||3||David Gee||United States||441,000||22|
|2||4||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||493,000||25|
|2||5||Bryce Yockey||United States||99,000||5|
|2||6||Sumir Mathur||United States||574,000||29|
|3||1||Mark Gregorich||United States||280,000||14|
|3||3||Brayden Gazlay||United States||490,000||25|
|3||4||Jesse Hampton||United States||305,000||15|
The final day of action will feature hour-long blind levels starting at 2 p.m. PST until a winner is crowned.
This event was a new one on the schedule and attracted a total of 61 players with 18 surviving the opening day. What was originally scheduled for a four-day event is expected to have some adjustments and PokerNews will publish an update in our live reporting as soon as the WSOP releases it. The final table is slated to be streamed on PokerGO on Wednesday, June 5.
Gabe Patgorski (lead image) leads the way after Day 1 in this star-studded field after bagging 388,800 in chips. He was near the top of the leaderboard throughout most of the day. The 14-year poker veteran has been playing Short Deck since its inception and is looking to add to his nearly $1.9 million in live tournament earnings with his first WSOP gold bracelet.
Also bagging top five stacks on the opening day were Alex Epstein (323,000), WSOP bracelet winner Anson Tsang (307,400), Liu Jiaxiu (267,700), and Galen Hall (266,000). They will be joined by former bracelet winners Ben Lamb (209,300), Jason Somerville (123,600), and Justin Bonomo (107,300), who is the only multiple bracelet winner remaining in the field with three to his name.
Notable names not advancing out of Day 1 included Erik Seidel, David Peters, Sam Higgs, Anthony Zinno, and Daniel Negreanu.
The plan for Day 2 is to play eight hour-long blind levels starting at 3 p.m. PST. As already mentioned, this and the remainder of the schedule is up for change.
This new event gives another chance for players with a smaller bankroll to win a bracelet with a reasonable $600 price tag and a $500,000 guarantee.
Day 1 will feature 20 blind levels of 30 minutes each. As the name suggests, players start with a deep stack of 30,000; 300 big blinds with the first blind level starting at just 100/100.
The action gets a little deeper on the second and final day on Tuesday, June 4, with blind levels increasing to 40 minutes in length. Players advancing to the final day will have a chance to be a star with CBS All Access streaming the action in the United States and PokerGO streaming the action to the rest of the world.
One of the most fun events for mixed game players begins the first of its three days of action today at 3 p.m. PST. The action constantly changes with the player on the button allowed to choose between the following games:
- Limit Hold'em
- 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
- Big O
- Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Limit
- 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- A-5 Lowball Triple Draw
- No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
- No-Limit Five-Card Draw High
Players will start with 10,000 in chips and play eight blind levels of one hour each on the opening day.
Last year, Jeremy Harkin found WSOP gold after outlasting a field of 406 entrants to win the bracelet along with the $129,882 top prize.
The $5,000 No Limit Hold'em is the final event to commence on Monday, June 3, with a starting time of 6 p.m. GMT. The event features four days of play with players starting with 30,000 in chips and blinds increasing every hour.
The first day of play will feature eight blind levels with a 15-minute break after every two levels.
CBS All Access will be live streaming the final table on June 6 in the United States, while PokerGO will be providing a similar subscription service to the rest of the world.
Last year, Jeremy Wien emerged victorious in this event after he defeated a field of 518 players for a $537,710 payday and his first gold bracelet.
"It's pretty surreal. I never really actually expected that it will ever happen but I dreamed about it," Wien said after winning his first bracelet.
2019 WSOP Bracelet Winners
The first four bracelets stayed on American soil with Brian Green thus far winning the biggest prize of $345,669 in Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty.
|Event||Entrants||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||Top Prize||WSOP Bracelets|
|Event #1:||$500 Casino Employees Event||686||$297,975||Nicholas Haynes||United States||$62,345||1|
|Event #2:||$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty||204||$1,917,600||Brian Green||United States||$345,669||1|
|Event #4:||$1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better||853||$1,151,550||Derek McMaster||United States||$228,228||1|
|Event #7:||$400 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em||2,825||$1,017,000||Yong "LuckySpewy1" Kwon||United States||$165,263||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