WSOP Day 37: Day 1b of Main Event Begins; Vieira Leads Final Six of $5k 6-Max

Joao Vieira

Day 37 of the 2019 World Series of Poker will feature the continuation of three big events including the start of Day 1b of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event.

The $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event will be playing down to a winner today with with Joao Vieira in the lead and Joe Cada hunting for his fifth WSOP bracelet with six players remaining.

The $10,000 Limit Championship has 15 players remaining with Mike Lancaster in the lead followed by Juha Helppi.

Meanwhile, the $500 SALUTE TO WARRIOR event is taking a day off from action in honor of Independence Day in the United States and will resume again tomorrow at noon PDT with Taylor Carroll leading the final eight players.

Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.

Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

After three days of play, the field of 815 entrants is down to a final table of six players with Day 3 chip leader Joao Vieira coasting to the chip lead in back to back days with a stack of 7,635,000 in chips.

Joe Cada
2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada in the hunt for his fifth bracelet with six players remaining.

2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada (3,105,000) is the only player remaining that has tasted WSOP gold before with four bracelets to his name. Others at the final in the hunt for their first bracelet are Jamie O'Connor (5,190,000), Olivier Busquet (4,050,000), Pierre Calamusa (2,700,000), and Barry Hutter (1,265,000).

The action resumes today at noon PDT about halfway through the 50,000/100,000 with a big blind ante of 100,000 blind level after which blinds increase every hour. CBS All Access will be broadcasting today's action starting at 1 p.m. PDT in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and PokerGO will be doing the same in the rest of the world.

Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Barry HutterUnited States1,265,00013
2Olivier BusquetUnited States4,050,00041
3Jamie O'ConnorUnited Kingdom5,190,00052
4Pierre CalamusaFrance2,700,00027
5Joao VieiraPortugal7,635,00076
6Joe CadaUnited States3,105,00031

Event #70: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Final Table Payouts

After yesterday's final table elimination of Timothy Cramer in seventh place for $80,109, the final six players are each guaranteed a $110,127 payout with the winner walking away with the bracelet and the $758,011 top prize.

1  $758,011
2  $468,488
3  $317,956
4  $219,468
5  $154,112
6  $110,127
7Timothy CramerUnited States$80,109

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's final table at noon PDT. Live updates can be found here.

Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

This Championship Event attracted eight new players before the start of yesterday's Day 2 to grow the field to 118 entrants for a prize pool of $1,109,200. At this point, it isn't certain whether today is the final day or another will be added with 15 players remaining.

Juha Helppi
Juha Helppi in the hunt for his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Mike Lancaster (1,201,000) and Finnish poker legend Juha Helppi (986,000) are at the top of the leaderboard entering today with both players vying for their first WSOP gold bracelet. Behind this duo are two-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh (772,000), bracelet winner Kevin Song (744,000), and Anthony Marsico (689,000).

In addition to Arieh and Song, three other players are in the mix that have previously won bracelets; Tommy Hang (527,000), John Racener (304,000), and four-time bracelet winner Eli Elezra (250,000).

Blinds will start at 10,000/20,000 with betting limits at 20,000/40,000 when play resumes today at 2 p.m. PDT and increase every 90 minutes.

Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4102Anthony MarsicoUnited States689,00034
Amazon4103Kyle RayUnited States204,00010
Amazon4104Eli ElezraUnited States250,00013
Amazon4105Qinghai PanUnited States527,00026
Amazon4106Mike LancasterUnited States1,201,00060
Amazon4107Andrew BrownUnited States62,0003
Amazon4108John RacenerUnited States304,00015
Amazon4111Kevin SongUnited States744,00037
Amazon4112Jerry RobinsonUnited States80,0004
Amazon4113Juha HelppiFinland986,00049
Amazon4114Raul PaezSpain88,0004
Amazon4115Robert ComoUnited States476,00024
Amazon4116Josh AriehUnited States772,00039
Amazon4118Louis HillmanUnited States165,0008
Amazon4119Tommy HangUnited States527,00026

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 3 at 2 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

The Main Event kicked off yesterday in triumphant fashion with over 1,300 players competing on Day 1a. This crushes the 925 players to participate in last year's Day 1a of the Main Event when John Cynn finished on top of a field of 7,874 entrants to win the $8.8 million top prize. Last year was the second largest Main Event with only the 2006 Main Event bigger when Jamie Gold outlasted a field of 8,773 entrants to win the $12 million top prize.

Bryan Campanello
Bryan Campanello bags Day 1a chip lead of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.

WSOP bracelet winner Bryan Campanello bagged the chip lead yesterday with 417,500 in chips followed by Raymond Travis Rice (335,000), Timothy Su (297,300), Quentin Roussey (266,400), and Takehiro Kato (259,200).

Today will feature the start of Day 1b at noon PDT with players starting with a monster stack of 60,000 in chips. The action will conclude after five blind levels of two hours each.

Read our dedicated WSOP Main Event Day 1a recap.

2019 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Stacks After Day 1a

#PlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Bryan CampanelloUnited States417,500522
2Raymond Travis RiceUnited States335,000419
3Timothy SuUnited States297,300372
4Quentin RousseyFrance266,400333
5Takehiro KatoJapan259,200324
6Charidimos DemetriouEstonia252,000315
7Craig ChaitUnited States249,600312
8Stephen GranerUnited States247,100309
9Mark ZulloUnited States245,600307
10David LolisUnited States245,100306
10Thomas RoupeUnited States238,800299

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 1b at noon PDT. Live updates can be found here.

  • Will Joao Vieira win his first bracelet? Can Joe Cada win his fifth? See what happens on Day 37 of the WSOP.

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