2019 WSOP Main Event: Su Busts Greenwood in Memorable Pot, Trails Marchington and Ensan Going to Day 7
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Day 6 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event is done; the field of 8,569 down to 35 hopefuls. Here's an overview of what happened on the last day before the final table is formed.
The Pot of the Tournament; Su Busts Greenwood in Spectacular Fashion
Timothy Su said, to be honest, there wasn't much thought behind the pot of the tournament thus far at the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event.
When big blind Sam Greenwood three-bet his cutoff open, Su made a reasonable call with ten-nine suited — that much everyone would understand. After flopping an open-ended straight draw, Su continued to play it standard with a call. When the board paired on the turn, though, he went off-script, shoving over Greenwood's bet.
it created the pot that would swing the tournament one way or the other.
After the high-stakes legend called it off with aces up, it created the pot that would swing the tournament one way or the other. More than 80 percent of the time, one of the world's finest no-limit players would have the chip lead and north of 100 big blinds in the biggest tournament on the planet. The other 20 percent or so, a little-known software developer with just a few thousand in cashes would rocket above the rest of the competitors and eliminate arguably the most skilled player remaining.
As fate would have it, the latter scenario unfolded. Su made his straight on the river, leaving shocked onlookers both live and online abuzz about the massive inflection point in the tournament.
Su said he was just trying to take advantage of a pay jump and put some pressure on Greenwood since he thought Greenwood had plenty of bet-folds in his range.
"He had one of the best hands to call it off with," Su said. "The cards determined where the money went."
After they went to Su, he looked to be in the driver's seat to repeat his status as chip leader to end the night. However, by the time the players put chips in bags at 2 a.m. on Friday, his 34,350,000 was only third-best after Nicholas Marchington (39,800,000) and European Poker Tour standout Hossein Ensan (34,500,000.)
Top 5 Chip Counts Going Into Day 7 2019 WSOP $10,000 Main Event
|$||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Nicholas Marchington||United Kingdom||39,800,000||133|
|3||Timothy Su||United States||34,350,000||115|
|5||Henry Lu||United States||25,525,000||85|
Marchington Leads 35 Remaining Players
Like Su, Nicholas Marchington is a first-timer in the Main Event. An online cash player by trade, Marchington described the atmosphere in the Main Event as "awesome."
"I'm at a loss for words. I could never have imagined it, but here I am."
"I'm at a loss for words," he said when asked what it means to be leading at this juncture. "I could never have imagined it, but here I am.
"The support from home has been great. Obviously, at first, a lot of my family wasn't sure about me playing poker for a living. But not only with this score, just the result kind of shows that I made the right decision."
If Marchington can make it through 34 more opponents, he'll have ten million pieces of evidence. However, much work remains as his lead is far from safe. The counts have tightened, and around ten players could double through him and immediately assume the lead.
Furthermore, despite the eliminations of Greenwood and the likes of Antonio Esfandiari, Jake Schindler, and Alex Foxen on Day 6, some seasoned competitors remain. Dario Sammartino, Preben Stokkan, and bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski are some of the most recognizable grinders remaining, and few would blink an eye if any of them became world champion.
Thirty-five remain, and only nine will advance to the final table. Day 7 play begins at noon on Friday and promises to be the lengthiest stretch of poker played yet in this most marathon of tournaments. Come back to PokerNews to see who will remain in contention for $10 million. All WSOP Main Event Live Updates can be found in the 2019 World Series of Poker Live Reporting section.
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WSOP Main Event Remaining Payouts
|1||$10,000,000||10 - 11||$800,000|
|2||$6,000,000||12 - 13||$600,000|
|3||$4,000,000||14 - 15||$500,000|
|4||$3,000,000||16 - 18||$400,000|
|5||$2,200,000||19 - 27||$324,650|
|6||$1,850,000||28 - 35||$261,430|
Seating Draw Day 7 2019 WSOP $10,000 Main Event
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|408||3||Kevin Maahs||United States||19,550,000||65|
|408||4||Zhen Cai||United States||18,275,000||61|
|408||7||Duey Duong||United States||21,650,000||72|
|409||2||Christopher Barton||United States||4,350,000||15|
|409||3||Austin Lewis||United States||9,350,000||31|
|409||6||Timothy Su||United States||34,350,000||115|
|409||7||Oliver Bithell||United Kingdom||8,075,000||27|
|409||8||Henry Lu||United States||25,525,000||85|
|410||1||Luke Graham||United States||16,300,000||54|
|410||2||Zackary Koerper||United States||10,075,000||34|
|410||4||Steven Parrott||United States||1,825,000||6|
|410||5||Garry Gates||United States||25,025,000||83|
|410||6||Nicholas Marchington||United Kingdom||39,800,000||133|
|411||3||Corey Burbick||United States||7,250,000||24|
|411||6||Johnathan Dempsey||United States||6,500,000||22|
|411||7||Nicholas Danias||United Kingdom||11,550,000||39|
|411||8||Daniel Charlton||United Kingdom||9,725,000||32|
In this Series
- 1 2019 WSOP Main Event: Bryan Campanello Bags Big on Day 1a, Boeree Busted By Her Boyfriend
- 2 2019 WSOP Main Event: Adam Owen Leads Day 1b, Kessler Bags Big
- 3 2019 WSOP Main Event: Day 1c Breaks Single-Day Attendance Record
- 4 2019 WSOP Main Event: Qui Nguyen Shows He Still Knows How to Play on Day 2ab
- 5 2019 WSOP Main Event: Reigning Champion Cynn Advances to Day 3 in Second-Biggest WSOP Main Event Ever
- 6 2019 WSOP Main Event: Preben Stokkan Catapults from One Chip to Day 3 Lead with Final 1,286 in the Money
- 7 2019 WSOP Main Event: Morrone Leads After Day 4; Super Bowl Winner Seymour Bags Big
- 8 2019 WSOP Main Event: Greenwood, Esfandiari, Foxen on to Day 6, Newcomer Su Leads
- 9 2019 WSOP Main Event: Su Busts Greenwood in Memorable Pot, Trails Marchington and Ensan Going to Day 7
- 10 2019 WSOP Main Event: Hossein Ensan Brings Massive Lead to Final Table, Garry Gates in Second
- 11 2019 WSOP Main Event: Ensan Still on Top But Gates Closes In With Five Left
- 12 2019 WSOP Main Event: Ensan Remains Commanding Chip Leader as Three Advance to Final Day
- 13 Hossein Ensan Wins the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000