2019 World Series of Poker

Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1d
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
15,000,000 / 30,000,000

Level: 16

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 10,000

Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1d Completed

Andrei Khosh Bags Just Under a Million Chips as Max-Capacity Day 1d Ends

Level 12 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Andrei Khosh
Andrei Khosh

The final flight of the record-breaking Event #3: The Big 50 - $500 No Limit Hold'em saw over 8,000 entrants take part in a tournament that put even the capacious conference centre at the Rio to the test. Late registrants patiently waited to fill the gaps left by those busted from the sell-out Day 1d and eventually everyone keen for a shot at a WSOP bracelet and a piece of a truly phenomenal prize pool had their chance to play. With the final numbers still being tallied, it is definitely safe to say that this sell-out final Day 1 puts the total number of entrants well over 25,000.

Tonight’s chip leader is Andrei Khosh, who bagged a huge 970,000 chips, in front of other notables such as Kevin O’Donnell (773,000), Rick Trigg (663,000), Max Brown (496,000) and James Dempsey (350,000). With thousands of players’ chips to log, full counts have been announced as available later this morning. Other players making a bid for the unique Big 50 title who fell before the final whistle were John Phan, Maria Konnikova, Blair Hinkle and a valiantly double late-registering Maria Ho.

The next step for today’s chip-baggers on the way to claiming the $1,000,000 guaranteed first prize is to conquer Day 2d, beginning at 10:00 on Tuesday, June 4. Tomorrow we’ll be covering Day 2c, also beginning at 10:00.

Tags: Andrei KhoshBlair HinkleJohn PhanMaria HoMaria KonnikovaMax Brown

Last Seven Hands

Level 12 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

The clock is paused as hundreds of tables complete their last seven hands of Day 1d. A recap of the day will follow, with full counts and player numbers confirmed once the mammoth bagging process is complete.

End-of-Day 1d Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Andrei Khosh us
Andrei Khosh
970,000 190,000
Arne Kern de
Arne Kern
Kevin Mooney us
Kevin Mooney
Shahin Shojaeyan us
Shahin Shojaeyan
Muhammad Abdel Rahim us
Muhammad Abdel Rahim
Kevin Young us
Kevin Young
Jeremy Martinez us
Jeremy Martinez
Fabrizio D'Agostino it
Fabrizio D'Agostino
Richard Kirsch us
Richard Kirsch
Wallace Dawkins us
Wallace Dawkins
Jason Miller us
Jason Miller
779,000 -5,000
Kevin O'Donnell us
Kevin O'Donnell
773,000 773,000
Bret Hansen us
Bret Hansen
768,000 768,000
Johnathon Rabideau us
Johnathon Rabideau
754,000 754,000
Frank Cremen us
Frank Cremen
Horsheng Lee us
Horsheng Lee
Ory Hen us
Ory Hen
720,000 720,000
Dennis Brinn us
Dennis Brinn
Jason Guthrie us
Jason Guthrie
707,000 -3,000
Ryan McBride us
Ryan McBride
707,000 77,000
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
698,000 698,000
Samuel Vizza us
Samuel Vizza
692,000 692,000
Max Lash us
Max Lash
687,000 687,000
Gael Lebihan fr
Gael Lebihan
Nunziata Biagio us
Nunziata Biagio

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Tags: Kelly MinkinLoni HarwoodMatt BerkeyNick Guagenti

Chip Lead Contender Discovered in Amazon Room

Level 12 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

Though Day 1d of the Big 50 has seemed to stay the same mammoth size over 13 50-minute levels, there is ample proof that players have been and gone in the stack of Andrei Khosh. He has nearly 800,000 in chips, which would put him in the ballpark of prior start days' leaders with half an hour of play left to go.

Player Chips Progress
Andrei Khosh us
Andrei Khosh

Tags: Andrei Khosh

Where Are They Now?

Level 12 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

Several of these players started out strongly in the first half of the day, but how have they fared in the second?

Player Chips Progress
Matthew Kustafik us
Matthew Kustafik
330,000 120,000
Ronald Czyzynski us
Ronald Czyzynski
135,000 104,900
Josh Smith us
Josh Smith
125,000 75,000
Joel Thomas us
Joel Thomas
100,000 -100,000
John Phan us
John Phan
88,000 -72,000
Angelo Milioto gb
Angelo Milioto
Jonathan Ng us
Jonathan Ng
65,000 -31,000
Michael Rios us
Michael Rios
38,000 -160,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho

Rascar Eliminates Opponent

Level 12 : 2,000/4,000, 4,000 ante

From early position a player moved all in for his remaining 45,000 and was met with a call by Yohan Rascar in the big blind.

Rascar was behind with the {k-Hearts}{10-} vs his opponent's {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}. But the flop for fortuitous for Rascar as it came {q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{k-Spades}. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and the {k-Clubs} on the river put the stranglehold on the hand to give Rascar a chunk of chips from his eliminated opponent.

Player Chips Progress
Yohan Rascar fr
Yohan Rascar
285,000 125,000

Tags: Yohan Rascar