Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The 2019 World Series of Poker started with record-breaking numbers with players flooding in from all over the world and Event #16 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed wasn't any different. The tournament attracted 1,832 players and through 14 levels of play, 289 remain with 272 of getting paid. The minimum cash prize for those 272 players will be $2,252 with a first-place prize of $407,739 in addition to a WSOP gold bracelet.
The chip leader at the end of the day was Richard Hasnip of the United Kingdom who bagged up an impressive 559,000 chips at the close of play. Hasnip cashed in the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack yesterday, finishing in 210th place for $22,57 and jumped straight into this event.
Also progressing to Day 2 with healthy stacks are the likes of Bruce Uselman (490,000) followed by Johan Guilbert (476,000), Alex Lee Xiang Wie (475,000), Uri Reichenstein(424,000) and Linglin Zeng (419,5000.
The 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed event included many of the worlds best poker pros and those fortunate enough to make it to Day 2 include David Benyamine (316,500), 2018 WSOP player of the year Shaun Deeb (269,500), four-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (264,000), and WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Leng (202,500).
Other notables who were less-fortunate include, GPI's number one player Alex Foxen, 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Chris Ferguson, Matt Affleck, JC Tran, Michael Mizrachi, and Loni Harwood.
Players returning for Day 2 on Thursday will start 2 p.m. local and will play 60-minute levels compared to the 40-minute levels times played today.
Stay tuned to the PokerNews live reporting pages as we will be on the tournament floor providing you with all of the live updates.
Play has concluded and the field has bagged their chips for the evening.
Johan 'YoH ViraL' Guilbert was just seen raking in a few small pots at the end of the day with, having built his stack to around 560,000 chips.
There has been an announcement that there are three more hands to be played at each table before play will conclude for the evening.
Kevon Bakhtiari found himself on the right side of lady luck after he was all in for his remaining chips with the board reading .
Bakhtiari was way behind the flopped set of his opponent but as luck would have it, he managed to get running spades on the turn and river giving him a flush and the win.
With play midway through the final level of the night, there are a handful of growing stacks visible throughout the Amazon room.
A player from early position moved all in 35,000. Action folded around to Kelly Wolfe in the big blind who called.
Wolfe woke up with a monster hand in the big blind with kings and he would stay ahead as the board ran out and he eliminated his opponent.
A player was all in for 36,000 from under the gun and both the player on the button and Javier Ernesto in the big blind had chips in front of them that were equal to a call. Ernesto and the player on the button checked down the runout.
The player on the button sent his cards into the muck pile and thus they were not exposed as Ernesto won the pot with ace-high and finds himself among the largest stacks in the room.