WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Aiming for 16th Bracelet in $5,000 Event
Table Of Contents
- Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
- 2019 WSOP Main Day 10 Seat Draw
- 2019 WSOP Main Final Table Payouts
- Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
- Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship Final Table Seat Draw
- Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship Final Table Payouts
- Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
- Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Final Day Seat Draw
- Event #89: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
The end is near for the 2019 World Series of Poker with today's Day 49 scheduled to be the final day. The last four tournaments will all play down to a winner.
The biggest news of the day is who will become the 2019 WSOP Main Event champion. Hossein Ensan is the odds-on favorite as he enters the final day of the Main Event with more than both his opponents Alex Livingston and Dario Sammartino have combined.
The $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship will also play out its final table today with bracelet winner Gal Yifrach in the lead.
Two other events that have yet to reach their respective final tables will play down to completion today too. Phil Hellmuth is in the hunt for his record 16th bracelet in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em with Liran Twito entering the second and final day with the chip lead. Also, Konstantin Puchkov leads the last 14 in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
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
Yesterday went according to plan with the final five opponents out of the original field of 8,569 playing down to just three players. The action resumes today at 5:30 p.m. PDT with blinds at 1,000,000/2,000,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000,000.
Hossein Ensan (326,800,000) has led the final table the entire way. He's looking to go coast-to-coast today to become the 2009 WSOP Main Event champion with nearly two-thirds of the chips in play.
This doesn't mean the title is in the bag for Ensan as he still has two opponents to beat: Alex Livingston (120,400,000), who is just one double-up against Ensan away from taking the chip lead himself, and Dario Sammartino (67,400,000), who needs a little more help.
2019 WSOP Main Day 10 Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
2019 WSOP Main Final Table Payouts
After the final table eliminations over the past two days of Milos Skrbic (ninth - $1,000,000), Timothy Su (eighth - $1,250,000), Nick Marchington (seventh - $1,525,000), Zhen Cai (sixth - $1,850,000), Kevin Maahs (fifth - $2,200,000), and Garry Gates (fourth - $3,000,000), the remaining three players are each guaranteed a $4,000,000 payout. The winner will go home with a cool $10,000,000 and the coveted WSOP Main Event gold bracelet.
|4th||Garry Gates||United States||$3,000,000|
|5th||Kevin Maahs||United States||$2,200,000|
|6th||Zhen Cai||United States||$1,850,000|
|7th||Nick Marchington||United Kingdom||$1,525,000|
|8th||Timothy Su||United States||$1,250,000|
Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
The Main Event isn't the only $10,000 buy-in bracelet event down to a final table. This four-day event is down to just six players from the original field of 272 entrants as well. The final table plays down to a winner today starting at noon PDT with blinds at 25,000/50,000 and a big blind ante of 50,000. CBS All Access will be broadcasting the action starting at 1 p.m. PDT in the United States, Canada, and Australia. PokerGO will be doing the same to the rest of the world.
Gal Yifrach enters today's action with a chip leading stack of 5,385,000 in chips. This is relatively familiar territory as Yifrach won his only bracelet in a six-max event last year besting a field of 868 entrants to win the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $461,798.
On the other end of the spectrum is Ben Heath entering today's last WSOP day with the shortest chip stack (710,000.) Heath made waves early in this year's festival when he won his first bracelet in the WSOP 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $1,484,085.
In between these two players and hunting for their first career bracelet are Day 2 chip lead Anuj Agarwal (4,350,000), Dong Chen (2,540,000), Kahle Burns (1,855,000), and Leonard Maue (1,495,000).
Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship Final Table Seat Draw
|2||Gal Yifrach||United States||5,385,000||108|
|4||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||710,000||14|
|5||Anuj Agarwal||United States||4,350,000||87|
Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship Final Table Payouts
After yesterday's elimination of Eric Kurtzman in seventh place for $62,684, the remaining six players are each guaranteed $85,915 with the winner going home with a bracelet and the $630,747 top prize.
|7||Eric Kurtzman||United States||$62,684|
Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
This event is down to 14 players out of the original field of 301 entrants with all players guaranteed at least an $8,098 payout with their eyes on the bracelet and the $206,173 top prize.
The tournament will continue to rotate games within the one hour blind levels between the following.
- Limit Hold'em
- Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
WSOP bracelet winner Konstantin Puchkov (938,000) will enter the final day with the chip lead when the action resumes today at 2 p.m. PDT. Also in the top five on the leaderboard are Paul Tedeschi (822,000), four-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings (620,000), bracelet winner Jim Collopy (528,000), and bracelet winner Andrey Zaichenko (505,000).
Meanwhile, Patrick Leonard (293,000) is alive for his first bracelet and two-time bracelet winner Tom Koral (279,000) and three-time bracelet winner Paul Volpe (138,000) are both hoping to add another piece of hardware to their collections.
Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Final Day Seat Draw
|Amazon||403||1||Tom Koral||United States||279,000|
|Amazon||403||2||Paul Volpe||United States||138,000|
|Amazon||403||3||Jim Collopy||United States||528,000|
|Amazon||403||7||Albert Shim||United States||377,000|
|Amazon||403||8||Nick Guagenti||United States||386,000|
|Amazon||407||3||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||293,000|
|Amazon||407||5||Harold Klein||United States||487,000|
|Amazon||407||6||Brian Hastings||United States||620,000|
|Amazon||407||7||Cole Jackson||United States||111,000|
|Amazon||407||8||Nicolas Milgrom||United States||315,000|
Event #89: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
This two-day event attracted 608 entrants yesterday to create a $2,827,200 prize pool with $606,562 and a gold bracelet going to the winner. This crushes last year's attendance when Phil Hellmuth historically notched his record fifteenth bracelet after finishing on top of 452 entrants to win the $485,082 top prize.
Hellmuth was among the 48 players to bag chips today in hopes for back-to-back titles in this event and to extend his record to sixteen bracelets. Play resumes today at noon PDT.
Hellmuth has his work cut out for him with 23 players ahead of him on the leaderboard including Liran Twito who yesterday bagged the chip leading stack of 1,452,000 in chips. Also in the top five on the leaderboard are Lars Kamphues (960,000), two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (882,000), Jordan Cristos (748,000), and Tony Dunst (747,000).
Blinds will be 10,000/20,000 and a big blind ante of 20,000 when play resumes at noon PDT and will increase every 30 minutes until a winner is crowned.
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