2019 World Series of Poker

Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

Day 1 Completed

Bleiker Bags the Overnight Lead in Event #86

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Felix Bleiker
Felix Bleiker

The first of four days of poker action in Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship has concluded after ten hours of high-quality poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Felix Bleiker (425,400) was able to top a stellar line-up and put himself in great shape going into the second day's battles, with a big chip lead.

Recent Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha champion Yuri Dzivielevski (329,000) fought his way to seal a place near the top with John Andress (329,000) matching the Brazilian's efforts.

Andrey Pateychuk (320,300), Mustapha Kanit (285,400), and Sergi Reixach (278,600) are also well positioned for Day 2, with David Peters (213,200), John Hennigan (188,500), Barry Hutter (156,100), Ben Heath (149,700), Jennifer Tilly (117,600), Nick Schulman (115,000), Alex Foxen (105,300), Andras Nemeth (103,600), Robert Mizrachi (96,800), Sam Greenwood (84,800), and Stephen Chidwick (62,500) also returning tomorrow.

The entrants total reached 248, with 113 remaining on the tournament screen at the end of the play, but that number is set to grow with late registration open until the start of Day 2 at 2 pm on Sunday, July 14.

Eric Kurtzman rose up the chip counts aided by a perfect start when he won the hand of the day. In just the third level, Kurtzman eliminated Aliaksei Boika and left Steven Highfill on crumbs after he hit a straight flush on the river. Boika's holding improved to a full house on the final card with Highfill secured the nut flush. But when all the chips went into the middle, both players lost to Kurtzman, and he held onto those chips as the levels progressed.

WSOP bracelet winners Danny Tang, Chris Brammer, Julien Martini, Brian Yoon, Ryan Laplante, Kristen Bicknell, Andrew Lichtenberger, Mike Leah, and Calvin Anderson were among the players who were unable to process.

Eight-time winner Erik Seidel fell at the hands of the four-time winner Dominik Nitsche early on in the day after Seidel's top pair with king-jack was no against the two pair Nitsche held with seven-five.

Other well-known names to hit the rail included Lucas Greenwood, Sam Grafton, Patrick Leonard, Sergio Aido, 2018 WSOP Main Event winner John Cynn, Steffen Sontheimer, Thomas Boivin, Chris Hunichen, Ali Imsirovic, Seth Davies and last year's fifth-place finisher Scott Margereson.

Join us back here at PokerNews from 2 p.m. local time for continued coverage of this star-studded event populated with some of poker's most powerful players.

Tags: Ali ImsirovicAliaksei BoikaAndrew LichtenbergerAndrey PateychukBrian YoonCalvin AndersonChris BrammerChris HunichenDanny TangDominik NitscheEric KurtzmanErik SeidelFelix BleikerJohn AndressJohn CynnJulien MartiniKristen BicknellLucas GreenwoodMike LeahMustapha KanitPatrick LeonardRyan LaplanteSam GraftonScott MargeresonSergi ReixachSergio AidoSeth DaviesSteffen SontheimerSteven HighfillThomas BoivinYuri Dzivielevski

Seat Draw Day 2 Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4781Andrew GrahamUnited States134,60067
Amazon4784Anuj AgarwalUnited States115,40058
Amazon4785Tom McCormickUnited States74,20037
Amazon4786Anthony SpinellaUnited States54,00027
Amazon4792Gary HassonBelgium59,40030
Amazon4793Davidi KitaiBelgium39,60020
Amazon4794Chris JohnsonUnited States113,70057
Amazon4795Mustapha KanitItaly285,600143
Amazon4796Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece155,00078
Amazon4801Michael AddamoAustralia132,60066
Amazon4802James RomeroUnited States230,000115
Amazon4803Manig LoeserGermany44,50022
Amazon4804Mike WatsonCanada133,40067
Amazon4805Stefan HuberSwitzerland169,00085
Amazon4806Leonard MaueGermany223,300112
Amazon4811Thomas WintersUnited States117,10059
Amazon4812Koray AldemirAustria215,700108
Amazon4814Georgios SotiropoulosGreece178,60089
Amazon4815George WolffUnited States235,400118
Amazon4816Benjamin HeathUnited Kingdom149,70075
Amazon4823Johannes BeckerGermany152,80076
Amazon4824Dong ChenChina19,60010
Amazon4825Paul VolpeUnited States182,70091
Amazon4826Jeffrey TrudeauUnited States103,20052
Amazon4832David "Bakes" BakerUnited States57,90029
Amazon4833Adrian MateosSpain74,70037
Amazon4834Dmitry YurasovRussia88,00044
Amazon4835Vicent Bosca RamonSpain67,60034
Amazon4836Akin TunaGermany225,300113
Amazon4841Simon DeadmanUnited Kingdom130,00065
Amazon4842Norm MacDonaldUnited States61,00031
Amazon4843Guofeng WangChina65,70033
Amazon4844Gal YifrachUnited States66,00033
Amazon4845Ian KalmanUnited States117,00059
Amazon4846Eric KurtzmanUnited States246,000123
Amazon4851Peter WeinandCanada179,40090
Amazon4852Anatoly FilatovUnited States16,4008
Amazon4853Justin LibertoUnited States151,70076
Amazon4855Sam SoverelUnited States67,40034
Amazon4856Dimitar DanchevBulgaria86,70043
Amazon4861Ferdinand PutraIndonesia136,00068
Amazon4863Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom46,00023
Amazon4864Andrey ZaichenkoRussia140,70070
Amazon4865Jin LiChina110,00055
Amazon4866Steve SungUnited States84,00042
Amazon4871Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom20,30010
Amazon4872Scott BohlmanUnited States86,30043
Amazon4873Markus GonsalvesUnited States171,80086
Amazon4874Mikolaj ZawadzkiPoland156,80078
Amazon4875Andras NemethHungary103,60052
Amazon4876Stefan SchillhabelGermany258,600129
Amazon4884Basil YaicheFrance32,20016
Amazon4885Nick SchulmanUnited States115,00058
Amazon4886Steve ZolotowUnited States90,70045
Amazon4891Felix BleikerSwitzerland425,400213
Amazon4892Sergi ReixachUnited Kingdom278,000139
Amazon4893Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom62,50031
Amazon4894Giuseppe PantaleoGermany115,53058
Amazon4895Andrey PateychukRussia320,300160
Amazon4896Kan LiuChina102,50051
Amazon4901Nicholas HowardUnited States91,60046
Amazon4902Matas CimbolasUnited Kingdom87,00044
Amazon4903Joao SimaoBrazil182,80091
Amazon4904Alex FoxenUnited States105,30053
Amazon4905John AndressUnited States329,000165
Amazon4906Max SilverUnited Kingdom100,70050
Amazon4911Robert MizrachiUnited States96,80048
Amazon4912Pierre CalamusaFrance95,00048
Amazon4913Jeremy AusmusUnited States189,10095
Amazon4915Marius GierseGermany22,80011
Amazon4916Benjamin ChalotFrance176,50088
Amazon4921Kahle BurnsAustralia98,90049
Amazon4923Georgios KitsiosGreece100,40050
Amazon4924Paul FontanUnited Kingdom234,800117
Amazon4925Johan GuilbertFrance74,70037
Amazon4926Toby LewisUnited Kingdom73,00037
Amazon4931Marton CzuczorHungary212,100106
Amazon4932Michael GathyBelgium86,00043
Amazon4933David "ODB" BakerUnited States87,10044
Amazon4934Romain LewisFrance114,80057
Amazon4935Steve YeaSouth Korea20,20010
Amazon4936Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan263,300132
Amazon4942Shankar PillaiUnited States126,10063
Amazon4944Thomas CazayousFrance113,60057
Amazon4945Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil329,000165
Amazon4946Jennifer TillyUnited States117,60059
Amazon4951Daniel NegreanuCanada41,70021
Amazon4953Alan GoehringUnited States100,70050
Amazon4954David StammUnited States175,50088
Amazon4955Antoine SaoutFrance192,70096
Amazon4956Orpen KisacikogluUnited Kingdom71,30036
Amazon4961Keith LehrUnited States62,00031
Amazon4962Yan Shing "Anson" TsangHong Kong165,70083
Amazon4963Joey WeissmanUnited States85,30043
Amazon4964Barry HutterUnited States156,10078
Amazon4965Ivan DeyraFrance63,50032
Amazon4966David PetersUnited States213,200107
Amazon4971Ben YuUnited States48,20024
Amazon4972Noah NovickUnited States137,00069
Amazon4973Shigeji KusakabeUnited States93,00047
Amazon4974Bartlomiej MachonPoland21,10011
Amazon4975Davide SurianoItaly33,20017
Amazon4976Sam GreenwoodCanada84,80042
Amazon4981Pavel PlesuvCzech Republic170,40085
Amazon4982Damien Le GoffUnited Kingdom86,40043
Amazon4983Dominik NitscheGermany147,10074
Amazon4984Yingui LiChina131,70066
Amazon4985Laszlo MolnarHungary170,40085
Amazon4986John HenniganUnited States188,50094
Amazon5052Ajay ChabraUnited States121,20061
Amazon5053Thi Nguyen 157,00079
Amazon5055Christoph VogelsangGermany93,60047
Amazon5056Lauren RobertsUnited States181,40091

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Player Chips Progress
Felix Bleiker ch
Felix Bleiker
425,400 35,400
Day 1 Chip Leader
John Andress us
John Andress
329,000 -51,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
329,000 329,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Andrey Pateychuk ru
Andrey Pateychuk
320,300 70,300
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
285,600 35,600
Winamax Team Pro
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
278,000 108,000
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
246,000 -34,000
George Wolff us
George Wolff
235,400 70,400
Paul Fontan es
Paul Fontan
James Romero us
James Romero
230,000 30,000
Akin Tuna tr
Akin Tuna
225,300 135,300
Leonard Maue de
Leonard Maue
223,300 53,300
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
215,700 20,700
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
David Peters us
David Peters
213,200 73,200
WSOP 2X Winner
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
212,100 62,100
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
192,700 132,700
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
189,100 -60,900
WSOP 6X Winner
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
188,500 -1,500
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
182,800 -77,200
WSOP 2X Winner
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
182,700 87,700
WSOP 3X Winner
Lauren Roberts us
Lauren Roberts
181,400 -98,600
Peter Weinand ca
Peter Weinand
Georgios Sotiropoulos gr
Georgios Sotiropoulos
WSOP 2X Winner

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Play Concluded

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

The Day 1 action has concluded, and the remaining players have bagged their chips.

A recap of the day's action will follow.

Updated Chip Counts

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Player Chips Progress
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
250,000 140,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
195,000 55,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
190,000 90,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
175,000 115,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Anuj Agarwal us
Anuj Agarwal
140,000 -70,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
130,000 70,000
Winamax.fr Team Pro
WSOP 1X Winner
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
110,000 -10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
90,000 -35,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas
90,000 -120,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
45,000 -35,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
WSOP 1X Winner

Chidwick Folds on the River

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

Stephen Chidwick raised to 4,000 from the hijack, and after the player in the cutoff three-bet to 13,000, Chidwick called.

The flop fell {3-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}, and Chidwick check-called a 7,300 bet.

Both players checked after the {6-Clubs} hit the turn, and the {7-Clubs} appeared on the river.

Chidwick checked again, and his opponent moved all in.

Chidwick was covered sat with 80,000 and went into the tank. The Brit thought for close to two minutes before he decided to fold and sacrificed the pot.

Player Chips Progress
James Romero us
James Romero
200,000 190,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
150,000 -90,000
David Peters us
David Peters
140,000 99,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
80,000 -28,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Lucas Greenwood ca
Lucas Greenwood

Tags: Stephen Chidwick

Kings For Heath

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

The board fell {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}, and Ben Heath checked.

Niall Farrell thought for a minute then bet 15,000 into a near 60,000 pot. Heath called, and the {9-Clubs} hit the river.

Heath checked again, and Farrell checked behind for a showdown 30 seconds later.

Heath revealed {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, and Farrell mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
180,000 45,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
40,000 -80,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Niall FarrellBen Heath