WSOP Day 41: $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller Begins
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Day 41 of the 2019 World Series of Poker will be another exciting one with four events in motion including two new ones getting underway in the $3,000 Limit Hold'em and the Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em, which features a huge $50,000 buy-in.
The Main Event continues along with Julian Milliard (lead photo) leading the almost 2,900 survivors to start Day 3. In addition, the Little One for One Drop also will attract many players with the third and final opening flight kicking off today.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
The Main Event became the second biggest of all time when the field grew with 344 late registrants before the start of yesterday's Day 2c. That made for a total of 8,569 entrants to create a monstrous $80,548,600 prize pool and a $10 million first-place prize. This is only behind the turnout of 8,773 entrants in 2006 when Jamie Gold won the $12 million top prize.
The field is down to 2,880 players with 1,087 surviving on Day 2ab and another 1,793 bagging chips on Day 2c.
The action resumes today with Day 3 starting at noon PDT with five more blind levels of two hours each starting at 1,200/2,400 and a big blind ante of 2,400. It is possible that players will be in the money by the end of the day with 1,286 players guaranteed at least a min-cash of $15,000 but first level of Day 4 is just as likely.
The top five chip stacks entering the day all came out of the Day 2c field with Julian Milliard (947,900), Vlastimil Pustina (930,700), Andrew Brokos (895,400), Aleksa Pavicevic (867,700), and Nai Hu (798,300) all bagging big stacks. Just behind this group is Day 2ab chip leader Timothy Su with 791,000 in chips.
2019 WSOP Main Event Day 3 Leaderboard
|#||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Julian Milliard||United States||947,900||395|
|2||Vlastimil Pustina||Czech Republic||930,700||388|
|3||Andrew Brokos||United States||895,400||373|
|4||Aleksa Pavicevic||United States||867,700||362|
|5||Nai Hu||United States||798,300||333|
|6||Timothy Su||United States||791,000||330|
|7||Kainalu McCue-Unciano||United States||765,600||319|
|8||Dapeng Mu||United States||762,700||318|
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
This event kicks off the final of its three opening flights today at noon PDT with players starting with 20,000 in chips. Players have the option of adding another 20,000 with a $111 donation to the One Drop Foundation, an international non-profit organization founded by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté that has been providing access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene since 2007.
Yesterday's Day 1b field size of 1,537 entrants more than doubled the 702 entrants from Day 1a to create a total field size of 2,239 thus far. This number will grow in leaps and bounds with unlimited reentries not only allowed throughout the ten blind levels of an hour each today, but also during the first two blind levels of tomorrow's Day 2.
Thus far, Stefan Ivanov has the chip lead with 613,000 in chips after bagging a monster stack yesterday followed by Hophuong Lay (591,000), Joris Ruijs (557,000), David Lolis (524,000), and Amit Zulkowitz (518,000).
Event #77: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
It won't be just no-limit hold'em featured today as this limit event kicks off the first of its four days today.
The action begins today at 3 p.m. PDT with players starting with 20,000 in chips and will end after ten blind levels of an hour each are in the books. Players can late register for this event until the start of Level 9 at around midnight.
Surviving players are scheduled to battle for three more days until a winner is crowned on July 11.
Yaser Al-Keliddar won his first bracelet in this last year which came with a $154,338 top prize after finishing on top of a field of 221 entrants and denying Finnish poker legend Juha Helppi (second - $95,380) his first bracelet. Helppi managed to get a bracelet this year when he won the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for $306,622.
Event #90: Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em
You may notice a jump in event numbers here with this $50,000 buy-in event listed as Event #90. This is because this event is a late addition to the schedule with organizers originally planning for 89 bracelet events. This event was added in early June after the WSOP received some feedback from the high roller community.
"We got some feedback from players who thought [the initial $50k event] was too early in the series and they weren’t around for it," said VP of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky. "We also goofed by not having a $25K High Roller NLH on the schedule this year, which was more feedback we received from players."
The action begins at 6 p.m. PDT with players starting with 300,000 in chips and 40-minute blinds starting at 1,000/1,000 and a big blind ante of 1,000. The action should move along fast with this event including a shot clock.
The day will end after twelve blind levels are played. The final field size and prize pool won't be known until the start of tomorrow's Day 2 at 4 p.m. PDT with late registration and unlimited reentries remaining open until then.
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