Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After 608 entries made it the biggest $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo event in World Series of Poker history, just 44 players are left, all in with a shot of winning a bracelet in the last event of the summer.
Headlining Day 2 will undoubtedly be defending champion and winner of a record 15 WSOP bracelets Phil Hellmuth. After securing a 193rd place finish in the Closer for $3,500 earlier in the day, Hellmuth balanced his presenting duties on the ESPN Main Event final table broadcast with playing in the event he won 12 months ago.
This is Hellmuth's 12 cash of the summer, with the Poker Brat and the rest of the field already having guaranteed themselves $10,382, but all will be eyeing the $606,562 first prize that awaits the winner tomorrow.
The chip leader is Liran Twito with 1,452,000 and looks to be the only player over a million. Another big stack is Lars Kamphues (960,000), while Kristen Bicknell has 882,000 after eliminating Ludovic Geilich with only a couple of hands left in the day.
Other big stacks include Tony Dunst (747,000), Luke Graham (700,000), Carl Shaw (699,000) and 2019 bracelet winner David "ODB" Baker, who bagged 643,000 and also advanced to Day 2.
Day 1 Recap
The pace of eliminations was fast throughout Day 1 with the fast structure incentivising players to jump in early. Players seated for the 'shuffle up and deal' included 2019 bracelet winners Stephen Chidwick, Juha Helppi, David "ODB" Baker and Anatolii Zyrin.
The money bubble was reached in Level 18, with Kevin Eyster and Loni Harwood both doubling on the bubble. The unfortunate bubble boy was Ray Qartomy who got it in good with pocket aces against pocket nines, but two nines on the flop gave Kolev quads and Qartomy was eliminated.
Notable eliminations in the money included David Peters (92nd - $7,396), Yueqi Zhu (84th - $7,396), Lauren Roberts (78th - $7,798), Danny Tang (77th - $7,798), Tom Franklin (74th - $7,798), Brian Yoon (62nd - $9,243), Christoph Vogelsang (55th - $9,243) and Juha Helppi (53rd - $10,382)
Day 2 resumes at noon on July 16th with the tournament playing down to a winner on the final day of the 2019 World Series of Poker. Join PokerNews as we crown the final bracelet winner of the year!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||443||1||Jeremy Pekarek||United States||134,000||7|
|Amazon||443||2||Pat Lyons||United States||254,000||13|
|Amazon||443||4||Brock Parker||United States||254,000||13|
|Amazon||443||6||Timothy Miles||United States||188,000||9|
|Amazon||443||7||Rami Mornel||United States||308,000||15|
|Amazon||443||8||Michael Mizrachi||United States||225,000||11|
|Amazon||443||9||Farid Jattin||United States||328,000||16|
|Amazon||444||1||David "ODB" Baker||United States||643,000||32|
|Amazon||444||2||Luke Graham||United States||706,000||35|
|Amazon||444||4||Joe Cada||United States||415,000||21|
|Amazon||444||6||Peter Braglia||United States||192,000||10|
|Amazon||444||7||Kevin Eyster||United States||308,000||15|
|Amazon||444||8||Tony Dunst||United States||747,000||37|
|Amazon||444||9||Ryan Hughes||United States||142,000||7|
|Amazon||450||2||Robert Brobyn||United States||365,000||18|
|Amazon||450||4||Shankar Pillai||United States||729,000||36|
|Amazon||450||5||Aaron Mermelstein||United States||201,000||10|
|Amazon||450||6||Eric Froehlich||United States||214,000||11|
|Amazon||450||7||Mike Matusow||United States||246,000||12|
|Amazon||450||8||Carl Shaw||United Kingdom||699,000||35|
|Amazon||451||1||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||354,000||18|
|Amazon||451||3||Caufman Talley||United States||590,000||30|
|Amazon||451||5||Darryll Fish||United States||344,000||17|
|Amazon||451||6||Camille Brown||United States||157,000||8|
|Amazon||451||7||Jared Solomon||United States||121,000||6|
|Amazon||451||8||Jim McCrink||United States||114,000||6|
|Amazon||451||9||Phil Hellmuth||United States||301,000||15|
|Amazon||457||1||Brian Altman||United States||216,000||11|
|Amazon||457||2||Jordan Cristos||United States||748,000||37|
|Amazon||457||3||Samuel Ganzfried||United States||172,000||9|
|Amazon||457||5||Jonathan Little||United States||478,000||24|
|Amazon||457||9||Will Berry||United States||714,000||36|
Ludovic Geilich was standing up awaiting payout after losing a flip against Kristen Bicknell.
The board had run out with Bicknell's two pair enough to send Geilich to the rail.
The tournament clock has been paused and four more hands need to be played before the remaining players will be able to bag and tag their chips for the final day.
Michael Peck was seen getting up from his chair as he failed to win his last all-in from the cutoff as he was covered by Lars Kamphues in the big blind.
The board read for Kamphues to flop a set and eliminate Peck in 49th place.
Tony Dunst raised from the cutoff and Sylvain Loosli shoved his last chips in from the button. The blinds folded and Dunst called.
The flop came to not change the situation.
The turn was the to now give Loosli one last out to stay alive as an eight on the river would mean that they would chop the pot but the river completed the board with the instead for Loosli to be sent home in 52nd place.
Action was on a river between Christoph Vogelsang, who had bet 12,000, and Michael Mizrachi, who had raised to 191,000. This was enough to put his opponent all in.
"I call and I'm wrong, and everyone will think I'm the worst player in the world..." said Vogelsang out loud.
Eventually, Vogelsang called.
"Wheel," said Mizrachi showing . Vogelsang turned over for a rivered pair of threes and was eliminated.