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WSOP Day 47: Shaun Deeb Bags Big in the Closer; Main Event Final Table Begins

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Just three days remain in the 2019 World Series of Poker with today's Day 47 bound to be an exciting one. The Main Event resumes with Hossein Ensan in the lead with about one-third of the chips in play.

Two new events kick off today: the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. in the Rio and the $500 Closer online at WSOP.com.

Also, four events resume action, including the final table of the $1,500 Double Stack with Dutchman Freek Scholten in the lead.

Meanwhile, Shaun Deeb bagged the most chips on yesterday's Day 1b of the $1,500 Closer and sits just two big blinds behind Day 1a chip leader Roman Korenev with the final opening flight taking place 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

After a day off yesterday, the Main Event resumes today at 6:30 p.m. PDT with blinds at 500,000/1,000,000 and a big blind ante of 1,000,000.

Just a final table of nine players out of the original field of 8,569 remain, and by the end of the day, this will be trimmed down to just six hopefuls. The six survivors will be down to only three by the end of tomorrow with the 50th WSOP Main Event champion to be crowned on Tuesday, July 16.

Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan leads final nine players in the Main Event.

Hossein Ensan is far and away the chip leader entering today with 177,000,000 in chips representing more chips than his two nearest competitors combined in Garry Gates (99,300,000) and Zhen Cai (60,600,000).

Also at the final table are Kevin Maahs (43,000,000), Alex Livingston (37,800,000), Dario Sammartino (33,400,000), Milos Skrbic (23,400,000), Day 2ab and Day 5 chip leader Timothy Su (20,200,000), and Day 6 chip leader Nick Marchington (20,100,000).

Mainstream sports fans around the world will be watching the final table as it plays out on a short delay at ESPN with hole cards exposed.

Read our dedicated WSOP Main Event Day 7 recap

2019 WSOP Main Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Hossein EnsanGermany177,000,000177
2Nick MarchingtonUnited Kingdom20,100,00020
3Dario SammartinoItaly33,400,00033
4Kevin MaahsUnited States43,000,00043
5Timothy SuUnited States20,200,00020
6Zhen CaiUnited States60,600,00061
7Garry GatesUnited States99,300,00099
8Milos SkrbicSerbia23,400,00023
9Alex LivingstonCanada37,800,00038

2019 WSOP Main Final Table Payouts

All final tablists are guaranteed a seven-figure payout of $1,000,000. The six surviving players today will ladder up to a minimum payout of $1,850,000 with Tuesday's winner going home with a cool $10,000,000 and the coveted Main Event bracelet.

PlacePrize
1$10,000,000
2$6,000,000
3$4,000,000
4$3,000,000
5$2,200,000
6$1,850,000
7$1,525,000
8$1,250,000
9$1,000,000

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 8 at 6:30 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.


Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack

This event is another one that had a day off yesterday. Originally scheduled to be a two-day affair, a third day was added starting today at noon PDT with just eight players remaining out of the original 2,589 entrants. The final table will be broadcasted at CBS All Access in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and at PokerGO in the rest of the world.

Freek Scholten
Freek Scholten leads the final eight players.

Freek Scholten (26,000,000) and Darren Rabinowitz (20,050,000) are the only two players to enter today's action with over 20 million in chips. On their tails are two-time bracelet winner Barry Shulman (18,450,000), Kunal Punjwani (15,500,000), Adam Hendrix (15,350,000), Philip Scaletta (13,575,000), bracelet winner Tom Koral (10,550,000), and Kalyan Cheekuri (9,925,000).

Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Darren Rabinowitz20,050,000
2Philip Scaletta13,575,000
3Adam Hendrix15,350,000
4Tom Koral10,550,000
5Kalyan Cheekuri9,925,000
6Freek Scholten26,000,000
7Barry Shulman18,450,000
9Kunal Punjwani15,500,000

Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack Final Table Payouts

After the Day 2 elimination of Pablo Fernandez in ninth place for $43,847, the remaining eight players are each guaranteed a payout of $56,850 with the winner going home with the bracelet and the $530,164 top prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1  $530,164
2  $327,563
3  $239,187
4  $176,219
5  $131,001
6  $98,274
7  $74,401
8  $56,850
9Pablo FernandezSpain$43,847

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 #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Today features the third and final opening flight in this event. The first two flights attracted 1,187 entrants including 724 yesterday.

Like the first two opening flights, players will start today's action at 11 a.m. PDT with a stack of 25,000 and can reenter an unlimited number of times until the start of Level 13. Bags will be passed around after twenty blind levels of 30 minutes each.

Just 75 players advanced from the first two opening day fields including 45 from yesterday. Many that failed to bag thus far already cashed in the event with payouts beginning during the opening flights.

Four-time bracelet winner and 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb emerged as the chip leader yesterday with a stack of 1,172,000 in chips. Denis Gnidash also bagged a seven-figure stack of 1,058,000 in chips. Both of these players are chasing Day 1a chip leader Roman Korenev with 1,198,000 in chips when tomorrow's Day 2 begins when blinds will be 8,000/16,000 with a big blind ante of 16,000.

Roman Korenev
Roman Korenev leads after two opening flights.

Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Leaderboard

PlacePlayerCountryOpening FlightChipsBig Blinds
1Roman KorenevRussiaDay 1a1,198,00075
2Shaun DeebUnited StatesDay 1b1,172,00073
3Denis GnidashUnited StatesDay 1b1,058,00066
4Griffin AbelUnited StatesDay 1a1,000,00063
5Ari EngelCanadaDay 1a936,00059
6Jeff GrossUnited StatesDay 1b813,00051
7Andrew OstapchenkoUnited StatesDay 1b783,00049
8Abhinav IyerIndiaDay 1b782,00049
9Ian O'HaraUnited StatesDay 1a756,00047
10Danny JohnsonUnited StatesDay 1b730,00046

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 1c at 11 a.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.


Event #85: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

Just 24 players remain out of the original field of 835 entrants with each returning player guaranteed a $15,848 payout with their eyes on the $448,392 top prize and the bracelet. The action resumes today at 2 p.m. PDT with blinds at 8,000/16,000 and increasing every hour.

John Richards
John Richards bags Day 2 chip lead.

Seven players will start today with over 1 million in chips: John Richards (1,949,000), Abraham Faroni (1,226,000), Michael Kuney (1,123,000), bracelet winner Juha Helppi (1,085,000), Alan Sternberg (1,082,000), bracelet winner Joseph Cheong (1,039,000), and Florian Strasser (1,021,000).

Brandon Shack-Harris (902,000) is in the hunt for his third bracelet with Joao Vieira (510,000) and Noah Schwartz (305,000) both going for their second bracelet.

Today is scheduled to play down to a final table of six players with a winner expected to be crowned on Monday, July 15.

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 #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

Yesterday's Day 1 attracted 248 entrants with more to come with late registration open until the start of today's Day 2 at 2 p.m. PDT. Blinds will be 1,000/2,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000 and increasing every hour when play gets back underway. It seems unlikely that this year's event will surpass the 355 players battling it out last year when four-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb capped off his run to win the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year after shipping the event for $814,179.

Felix Bleiker
Felix Bleiker bags Day 1 chip lead.

Felix Bleiker will enter today's Day 2 in the lead after running up his 60,000 in starting chips to a big stack of 425,400 in chips. Also bagging big yesterday were John Andress (329,000), bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski (329,000), Andrey Pateychuk (320,300), Mustapha Kanit (285,400), Lauren Roberts (280,000), and Eric Kurtzman (280,000).

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


Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

This three-day event will attract mixed game players with the game rotating between the following five games.

  • Limit Hold'em
  • Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
  • Razz
  • Stud
  • Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

The action begins today at 3 p.m. PDT with players starting with 20,000 in chips. Players will bag chips after ten blind levels of an hour each and can late register up until the start of Level 9.

Last year witnessed Brian Hastings finish on top of a field of 354 players to win his fourth bracelet and the $233,202 top prize.

Brian Hastings
Brian Hastings won this event last year.

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 1 at 3 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.


Event #88: $500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver

This one-day event is the final chance for players to win a bracelet while playing online at WSOP.com. Players from around the world can play provided they are at least 21 years of age and are located in the states of Nevada or New Jersey while playing.

The action begins at 3:30 p.m. PDT with players starting with 20,000 in chips and blinds increasing every 15 minutes starting at 25/50. Players can reenter up to three times during the 225-minute late-registration period. As is customary in online poker, players will get a short break at 55 minutes past each hour.

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning today at 3:30 p.m. PDT. Live updates can be found here.


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