2019 World Series of Poker

$200 NL Hold'em PokerStars Open

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 15,000 / 30,000
Ante 5,000

Players Info

Prize Pool $30,458
$200 NL Hold'em PokerStars Open
Day 2 Completed

Eliano Mesquita Wins the $200 NL Hold'em PokerStars Open for $4,782

MartyDerby • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante
Winner Eliano Mesquita
Winner Eliano Mesquita

The PokerStars Festival New Jersey $200 NL Hold'em PokerStars Open drew 157 players over four starting flights, creating a $30,458 prize pool.

A total of 32 players pushed through to Day 2 Sunday and after seven hours of play, Eliano Mesquita was crowned the event's champion.

A deal was reached three-handed giving Brett Gordon $3,559, Eliano Mesquita $4,082, and Ryan Meese $4,597.

They originally left $1,300 and the trophy to play for, but Meese and Mesquita chopped that heads up, meaning Meese took second for $5,197 total, and Mesquita earned $4,782 and the trophy.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Eliano MesquitaUSA$4,682**
2Ryan MeeseUSA$5,197**
3Brett GordonUSA$3,559*
4Tom PscharUSA$2,467
5Darren MaglioUSA$1,830
6Marina LiosUSA$1,358
7Samuel WarrenUSA$1,008
8Bradley SniderUSA$748

Play moved quickly to the final table and just as fast once they reached it, with Mesquita busting Garrett Smith ninth, flopping a set of fours against Smith's fives and holding on. Bradley Snider took eighth running tens into queens and Samuel Warren was sent home seventh losing a race to Meese. Gordon took care of last-woman-standing Marina Lios sixth with his pair holding against Broadway cards and Darren Maglio took fifth when Mesquita turned suited garbage into a flush to bust him.

Meese soon moved over the one-million-chip mark and sent Tom Pschar home fourth, jammming queen-high from the small blind. Pschar called with jack-high and made a pair, only to see Meese get there, making a one-card straight on the river.

They struck the deal three-handed and it wasn't long before Gordon ripped it in with queens and Mesquita called with king-ten, finding a magical king on the flop to rail Gordon third. Meese doubled into a big lead heads up, but after Mesquita doubled back into it and inched ahead, the deal was struck to give him the win.

Tags: Bradley SniderBrett GordonDarren MaglioEliano MesquitaGarrett SmithMarina LiosRyan MeeseSamuel WarrenTom Pschar

Deal Reached

123md • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Eliano Mesquita and Ryan Meese agreed on a deal involving the remaining $1,300 in prize money. Meese gets $600, while Mesquita gets the other $700 and the trophy.

Officially, Ryan Meese finishes runner- up for $5,197, while Eliano Mesquita earns a first-place prize of $4,782.

Mesquita Back in the Lead

123md • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Ryan Meese raised from the button to 65,000 and Eliano Mesquita called from the big blind.

The flop was {Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Hearts} and Mesquita checked to Meese who bet 80,000. Mesquita check-raised to 225,000, Meese called, and the turn was the {Q-Clubs}. Mesquita bet 150,000, Meese called, and the {5-Diamonds} river completed the board. Mesquita bet 350,000 and Meese folded.

Eliano Mesquita 1,350,000 350,000
Ryan Meese 1,005,000 -350,000

Tags: Eliano MesquitaRyan Meese

Mesquita Doubles

MartyDerby • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Eliano Mesquita limped the button, Ryan Meese made it 70,000 and Mesquita pushed all in for 450,000 total.

Meese called with the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and looked good to win it all versus Mesquita's {k-Spades}{2-Hearts}. However, the board rolled out {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}, giving Mesquita trip kings, the double up, and drawing the final two combatants closer to even.

Ryan Meese 1,355,000 -485,000
Eliano Mesquita 1,000,000 485,000

Ryan Meese Doubles Up

123md • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Eliano Mesquita limped the button and Ryan Meese checked his option.

The flop came down {6-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Meese led for 45,000. Mesquita raised to 900,000 and Meese called all in for 885,000 with {6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, leading Mesquita's {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}.

The {Q-Hearts} turn and {2-Clubs} river completed the board, further improving Meese's hand to a full house to double up.

Ryan Meese 1,840,000 665,000
Eliano Mesquita 515,000 -664,000

Tags: Eliano MesquitaRyan Meese

Level:
25
Blinds:
15,000/30,000
Ante:
5,000

Brett Gordon Eliminated in 3rd Place ($3,559)

MartyDerby • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Brett Gordon open-shoved his last 300,000 or so and Eliano Mesquita called from the big blind with the {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}, having him covered.

Gordon looked good to double with the {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}, but it was not meant to be. Mesquita paired his king on the {k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Spades} board and sent him packing third.

It's now heads up for the additional $1,300 and the trophy.

Eliano Mesquita 800,000 98,000
Brett Gordon Busted

Tags: Brett GordonEliano Mesquita

Level:
24
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
4,000