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Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship



Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 of Dealer's Choice Championship Concludes with Jeff Lisandro Leading 44 Survivors

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Jeff Lisandro
Jeff Lisandro

Day 1 of the Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship from the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has come to a conclusion with the 114-player field reduced down to 44 players.

This event marked the seventh $10,000 buy-in tournament of the WSOP so far, and also the fifth Championship event of the schedule. For only the fifth consecutive year, the Dealer's Choice Championship had a place on the WSOP schedule and would test players all-round skills over a variety of flop, draw, and stud games. With 20 games to choose from, players won't just need to apply their skills to actual game play, but also to choosing what game might give them the biggest edge over their competition.

Last year saw Adam Friedman collect his second WSOP bracelet when he defeated Stuart Rutter heads-up over the 111-player field to take home the $293,275 first-place prize.

This year's installment of the Dealer's Choice Championship attracting 114 players on Day 1 with registration remaining open until the start of play on Day 2; approximately 2 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, June 15. Unfortunately for the likes of WSOP bracelet winners David Benyamine, Brandon Shack-Harris, Steve Billirakis, Scott Clements, Chris Vitch, Jen Harman, Tom Schneider, Robert Mizrachi, John Monnette, Todd Brunson, Jesse Martin, Mike Matusow, Paul Volpe, Eli Elezra, Daniel Alaei, and Daniel Negreanu all found themselves on the rail.

With just 44 players managing to survive into Day 2, it would be six-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro bagging the chip lead with 347,900. Snapping at his heels are Shaun Deeb (344,400) and Phillip Hui (331,400), while Xunen Zheng (282,000) and Matt Glantz (275,700) round out the top five chip counts.

Adam Friedman
Adam Friedman

Defending champion Friedman (pictured above) finished with 123,500, while WSOP bracelet winners Chris Klodnicki, Frank Kassela, Matthew Schreiber, Ryan Hughes, Nick Schulman, Marco Johnson, Phil Galfond, Andrey Zaichenko, Bryce Yockey, Prahlad Friedman, Max Pescatori, Mike Wattel, Randy Ohel, Viacheslav Zhukov, Brian Hastings, Michael Mizrachi, and Jeremy Harkin also survived into Day 2.

Registration for Event #35 closes at the start of Day 2, and limits will be 4,000-8,000 with a starting stack of 60,000.

Day 2 is set to begin at 2 p.m. (PDT) with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of all the Event #35 action. So stay tuned to for continued coverage of this event, and every event from the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Jeff Lisandro

Day 2 Seat Draw Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

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RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4001Brian HastingsUnited States52,600
Amazon4002Craig ChaitUnited States198,800
Amazon4003David MoskowitzUnited States75,200
Amazon4004Jordan SiegelUnited States97,700
Amazon4005Max PescatoriItaly88,700
Amazon4011Bryce YockeyUnited States108,100
Amazon4012Ryan HughesUnited States173,800
Amazon4013Marco JohnsonUnited States163,200
Amazon4015Matthew SchreiberUnited States200,100
Amazon4016Andrew KelsallUnited States69,100
Amazon4021Lukas SchwartzUnited Kingdom139,000
Amazon4023Adam FriedmanUnited States123,500
Amazon4024Patrick LeonardCanada133,300
Amazon4025Anthony AlbertoUnited States52,400
Amazon4026Jake AbdallaUnited States196,100
Amazon4031Prahlad FriedmanUnited States94,800
Amazon4032Andrey ZaichenkoRussia113,000
Amazon4034Phillip HuiUnited States331,400
Amazon4035Randy OhelUnited States82,300
Amazon4036Phil GalfondUnited States152,700
Amazon4041Viacheslav ZhukovRussia60,800
Amazon4042Matt GlantzUnited States275,700
Amazon4043George AlexanderUnited States164,300
Amazon4044John David RogersUnited States91,800
Amazon4045Ryan MillerUnited States182,500
Amazon4053Chris KlodnickiUnited States245,800
Amazon4054Nick SchulmanUnited States172,300
Amazon4055Majid YahyaeiUnited States210,000
Amazon4056Joao VieiraPoland226,200
Amazon4061Adam OwenUnited Kingdom201,500
Amazon4062Jeremy HarkinUnited States39,000
Amazon4064Mike WattelUnited States85,100
Amazon4065Yehuda BuchalterUnited States156,100
Amazon4066Jeff LisandroAustralia347,900
Amazon4071Denis StrebkovRussia252,700
Amazon4072Xunen ZhengUnited Kingdom282,000
Amazon4074Frank KasselaUnited States242,200
Amazon4075Michael RossUnited States223,700
Amazon4076Roland IsraelashviliUnited States85,700
Amazon4082Shaun DeebUnited States344,400
Amazon4083Michael MizrachiUnited States42,300
Amazon4084Allen KesslerUnited States19,900
Amazon4085Christopher ClaassenUnited States63,800
Amazon4086Michael MckennaUnited States117,200

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 347,900 47,900
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 344,400 4,400
Phillip Hui us
Phillip Hui
us 331,400 16,400
Xunen Zheng gb
Xunen Zheng
gb 282,000 28,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 275,700 -19,300
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 261,500 1,500
Denis Strebkov ru
Denis Strebkov
ru 252,700 5,700
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 245,800 800
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 245,200 10,200
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 226,200 66,200
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 223,700 3,700
Majid Yahyaei us
Majid Yahyaei
us 210,000 105,000
Matthew Schreiber us
Matthew Schreiber
us 200,100 -41,900
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 198,900 95,900
Jake Abdalla us
Jake Abdalla
us 196,100 -79,900
Ryan Miller us
Ryan Miller
us 182,500 37,500
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 173,800 -11,200
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 172,300 134,300
George Alexander US
George Alexander
US 164,300 -18,200
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 163,200
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 156,100 22,100
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 152,700 66,700
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 139,000 -6,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 133,300 16,300
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 123,500 21,500

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Three More Hands

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The Tournament Director has announced that there will be three more hands remaining on Day 1.

Brown Eliminated in Badeucey

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Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown


Mike Wattel raised the button and Andrew Brown three-bet the small blind to 9,000. Michael Mizrachi called from the big blind, as did Wattel, and each player drew two.

Brown bet his final 2,900 and both Mizrachi and Wattel called. Brown and Mizrachi drew two, while Wattel drew one.

Mizrachi checked, Wattel bet 6,000, and Mizrachi called.

Brown drew two on the final draw and Mizrachi drew one. Wattel stood pat and bet one more time as Mizrachi check-called.

Wattel tabled his {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for a wheel and a three-card. Mizrachi tabled his {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} for a nine-dugi, and when Brown mucked, Mizrachi and Wattel chopped.

Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 65,000 -45,600
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 65,000 -11,000
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
us Busted

Tags: Andrew BrownMichael MizrachiMike Wattel

Alaei Slipping

123md • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

Daniel Alaei raised to 4,500 from the button, Ryan Hughes three-bet to 15,000 from the small blind and Alaei called.

The flop was {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, Hughes continued for 14,000 and Alaei called.

The turn was the {a-Clubs}, Hughes bet effectively 32,000 and Alaei folded.

Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 185,000 15,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 32,000 -26,000

Schwartz Bets Out Friedman After Second Draw

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Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Luke Schwartz raised to 4,000 from the cutoff and Prahlad Friedman defended the big blind.

Both players drew one and checked. On the second draw, Friedman drew two, and Schwartz drew one.

Friedman checked, Schwartz bet pot 8,800, and Friedman folded.

Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 145,000 33,000
Prahlad Friedman us
Prahlad Friedman
us 125,000 1,000

Tags: Luke SchwartzPrahlad Friedman