Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||125,000 / 250,000|
Day 2 Completed
The first bracelet of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) has been awarded!
Brian Green topped a field of 204 runners to win Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty for $345,669 and his first gold bracelet. To do so he had to defeat his good friend – 2018 Global Poker Award winner for “Breakout Player of the Year”, Ali Imsirovic.
“It kind of gets the monkey off my back. Now I can play poker without having that on my mind,” Green said after the win. “I tend to do well when I play pro-heavy fields... I know most of the guys who play $10ks are pretty good players. In a turbo, though, there’s a lot of flipping too, not a lot of postflop poker. Still, a win’s a win, it’s hard to win a poker tournament.”
The win came three months after Green relocated from Texas to Las Vegas, a fact he credits for his early success.
“I’ve been coming out here for at least 100 days a year for probably 20 years and it gets expensive,” Green explained. “I figured why not buy a place and not have the pressure of having to pay for [hotel] rooms. Plus, now homecourt advantage, it looks like it’s working. Sleeping in my own bed and all that, I thought that might be an advantage this summer.”
Green, who started playing poker in 1984 after learning the game from his father, had more than $3 million in lifetime earnings prior to his victory, which included a career-high $1,117,923 for finishing fifth in the 2016 $111,111 High Roller for One Drop.
Last September, he finished runner-up to David Peters in the 2018 Poker Masters Event #1: $10,000 NLH for $138,000, and back in 2013 he won a circuit ring at the Harrah’s New Orleans stop in a $365 NLH Turbo.
Final Table Results
|1||Brian Green||United States||$345,669|
|2||Ali Imsirovic||United States||$213,644|
|3||Asher Conniff||United States||$145,097|
|4||Loren Klein||United States||$100,775|
|5||Ping Liu||United States||$71,614|
|7||Martijn Gerrits||The Netherlands||$38,823|
|8||Zachary Clark||United States||$29,650|
|9||Cary Katz||United States||$23,224|
Final Table Action
The final six players returned to action on Thursday in what was the first live stream of the 2019 WSOP. On just the ninth hand of play, six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu moved all in from the button holding ace-ten and received a call from Loren Klein, who had queen-jack in the big blind. Klein turned a queen and that was all she wrote for Negreanu.
Ten hands later, Ping Liu followed him out the door, also courtesy of Klein. It happened when Liu jammed the small blind with jack-ten suited only to have Klein way up with ace-ten in the big blind. Liu actually flopped the nut king-high straight but a jack on the turn gave Klein Broadway and Liu took home $71,614 for his fifth-place finish.
Klein’s run came to an end in fourth place after he got it in preflop holding ace-nine against Asher Conniff’s ace-queen suited. Not long after, Conniff, who started the final table with the chip lead, lost with ace-nine to Brian Green’s king-queen all in preflop after a king appeared on the flop. That allowed Green to take a more than 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Ali Imsirovic.
The latter managed an early double to even the stacks, and then the duo played the final hand. Imsirovic got his stack all in preflop holding two red kings and was up against Green’s ace-nine offsuit. Imsirovic held through the nine-high flop after a brick on the turn, but another nine on the river sealed the deal for Green. Imsirovic, one of the hottest players in poker over the past couple of years, was denied his first bracelet but did take home $213,644 in prize money.
Hand #72: Brian Green shoved from the button having the slightly bigger stack and Ali Imsirovic called for his last 6,100,000.
The flop came for Green to flop a pair but Imsirovic was still ahead.
The turn was the which didn't change anything.
The river, however, was the and Green's rail exploded as their man had trips. The stacks were counted again to make sure Green had more chips and once the dealer had confirmed that fact, they shook hands as Green claimed the first WSOP bracelet of 2019. Imsirovic finished in 2nd place for $213,644 which is his biggest WSOP cash to date.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Hand #70: Ali Imsirovic got his stack of 2.95 million all in preflop and was looking to get lucky against Brian Green.
The board ran out and Imsirovic shipped the double.
Hand #71: The details of this hand went unreported.
Hand #63: Ali Imsirovic called on the button and Brian Green opted to check. The flop came , Green bet 250,000 and Imsirovic quickly folded.
Hand #64: Imsirovic got a walk.
Hand #65: Imsirovic called on the button and Green checked again. The flop came , Green check-folded to the 375,000 bet of Imsirovic.
Hand #66: Green raised on the button to put Imsirovic all-in who let his hand go.
Hand #67: Imsirovic shoved from the button and Green folded.
Hand #68: Imsirovic got a walk.
Hand #69: Imsirovic called on the button and Green called. The flop came , Green bet 250,000 and Imsirovic made the call. The turn was the , Green now bet 400,000 and Imsirovic called once more. The river was the , Green bet 650,000 and Imsirovic called. The hole cards are unfortunately unknown but Green picked up the pot.
Sasha Salinger chats with Daniel about his 2019 WSOP goals shortly after busting the $10K Super Turbo in 6th place.
Hand #62: Brian Green raised to put both of Ali Imsirovic and Asher Conniff all-in. Imsirovic folded but Conniff called for the 3,600,000 he had behind.
The flop came for them both to flop a pair but put Green ahead with the higher one.
The turn was the which didn't change the situation.
"Nine!" Conniff's railed shouted but the river completed the board with the to seal the deal. Conniff departed the stage in third place for $145,097.
The players have taken a short break while the table is getting prepared for heads-up play.
Hand #61: Asher Conniff moved all in for 2.46 million under the gun and Loren Klein called off for 620,000 from the button. Both blinds folded and the hands were turned up.
Klein had a kicker problem and was actually left drawing dead on the turn after the board ran out .
Hand #57: Asher Conniff raised to 400,000 from under the gun and Loren Klein shoved from the button. Brian Green called for 2,130,000 in the small blind and Conniff quickly folded to let them battle it out.
The board ran out for Green to have the higher two pair thanks to the jacks in his hand to double up.
Hand #58: Klein shoved from under the gun for 1,090,000 and was called by Asher Conniff in the big blind.
The board ran out for Klein to hold with the higher kicker to double up.
Hand #59: Klein got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #60: Ali Imsirovic raised to 800,000 from under the gun, Klein shoved in the small blind for 2,580,000 and Imsirovic called for his last 2,000,000 or so.
The flop came for Klein to flop top pair and give Imsirovic the tens as extra outs to double up.
The turn was the which didn't change the situation but the gave Imsirovic the Broadway to stay alive and double up.