2019 WSOP Main Event: Su Busts Greenwood in Memorable Pot, Trails Marchington and Ensan Going to Day 7

2019 WSOP Main Event: Su Busts Greenwood in Memorable Pot, Trails Marchington and Ensan Going to Day 7

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.

A complete description of the hand can be found in the PokerNews Live Reporting Blog of the WSOP Main Event.

Sam Greenwood bust out
Sam Greenwood shakes hands with Dario Sammartino after busting to Timothy Su (right)

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

$PlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Nicholas MarchingtonUnited Kingdom39,800,000133
2Hossein EnsanGermany34,500,000115
3Timothy SuUnited States34,350,000115
4Milos SkrbicSerbia31,450,000105
5Henry LuUnited States25,525,00085
Nicholas Marchington
Marchington leads the final 35 heading into Day 7

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.

Main Event recaps sponsored by Global Poker.

WSOP Main Event Remaining Payouts

1$10,000,00010 - 11$800,000
2$6,000,00012 - 13$600,000
3$4,000,00014 - 15$500,000
4$3,000,00016 - 18$400,000
5$2,200,00019 - 27$324,650
6$1,850,00028 - 35$261,430

For a complete list of people that cashed, check the Payouts tab in the WSOP Main Event Live Updates section.

Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan sits in second place on the leaderboard with 34,500,000 in chips

Seating Draw Day 7 2019 WSOP $10,000 Main Event

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4081Mihai ManoleRomania9,700,00032
4082Marcelo CudosArgentina9,450,00032
4083Kevin MaahsUnited States19,550,00065
4084Zhen CaiUnited States18,275,00061
4085Preben StokkanNorway14,600,00049
4087Duey DuongUnited States21,650,00072
4088Enrico RudelitzGermany15,800,00053
4089Michael NiwinskiCanada18,900,00063
4092Christopher BartonUnited States4,350,00015
4093Austin LewisUnited States9,350,00031
4094Mario NavarroSpain8,150,00027
4095Dario SammartinoItaly19,850,00066
4096Timothy SuUnited States34,350,000115
4097Oliver BithellUnited Kingdom8,075,00027
4098Henry LuUnited States25,525,00085
4099Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil13,750,00046
4101Luke GrahamUnited States16,300,00054
4102Zackary KoerperUnited States10,075,00034
4103Milos SkrbicSerbia31,450,000105
4104Steven ParrottUnited States1,825,0006
4105Garry GatesUnited States25,025,00083
4106Nicholas MarchingtonUnited Kingdom39,800,000133
4107Alex LivingstonCanada2,800,0009
4108Christopher AhrensGermany7,275,00024
4109Thomer PidunGermany3,625,00012
4111Paul DhaliwalCanada6,225,00021
4112Hossein EnsanGermany34,500,000115
4113Corey BurbickUnited States7,250,00024
4114Hiroki NawaJapan10,250,00034
4115Warwick MirzikinianAustralia20,700,00069
4116Johnathan DempseyUnited States6,500,00022
4117Nicholas DaniasUnited Kingdom11,550,00039
4118Daniel CharltonUnited Kingdom9,725,00032
4119Robert HeidornGermany7,625,00025
Main Event Field
The WSOP Main Event keeps shrinking; down to 35 players
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  • 35 players remain in the @WSOP Main Event with Nicholas Marchington in the lead - via @official_glp

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