Day 5 Completed
Day 5 Completed
First-Timer Timothy Su Leads Final 106 Players in Main Event
Day 5 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event proved to be the longest yet in the tournament, concluding around 2 a.m. on Thursday with poker titans like Sam Greenwood and Antonio Esfandiari among the final 106 remaining players.
However, all of the seasoned pros are looking up in the counts at a Main Event first-timer. Timothy Su rode a late surge to bag 19,235,000, putting him well clear of second-place Greenwood (11,950,000).
During the final hour, Su busted three-time bracelet winner Brian Yoon when the latter's top pair of kings ran smack into Su's bullets. Then, Su dragged an even bigger pot when he raised on the button and flopped two pair with king-seven, betting all three streets against Yulian Bogdanov. Bogdanov check-raised all in on the river with flopped second pair and a blocker to the nut straight, but Su looked him up after a five-minute tank.
"He was new to the table, so I didn't have much to go off," Su told PokerNews when asked about the big call. "When I took a step back and thought about it, his line didn't seem to make much sense."
With only a few thousand dollars in cashes, Su would seem to be an unlikely chip leader this deep into poker's biggest tournament. However, the software engineer based out of Boston has maintained a very large stack at numerous points, appearing not at all out of place against the more experienced grinders contesting many of the pots against him.
"I'm proud," he said of making it to this point with such a monstrous stack. "When the big blind is the starting stack...to think that's what we all started with is unreal."
Greenwood, Romain Lewis (10,600,000), Andy Hwang (8,660,000), Esfandiari (6,630,000) and Chris Hunichen (6,280,000) are among the well-known players maintaining strong stacks after Day 5.
Two 888poker qualifiers also remain in Greenwood and Mihai Manole.
Meanwhile, two notable storylines ended while another continues to build. Among the roughly 250 players going bust during the course of play was Jill Bryant. Profiled here by PokerNews, Bryant's fearless style got the better of her when she overbet shoved an overpair into David Guay's flopped trips. When the turn and river bricked, Bryant collected a payout for 116th place and took the honors of last woman remaining.
Former elite NFL lineman Richard Seymour also hit the rail. After coming in with one of the biggest stacks, he made some large folds en route to nursing a short stack during the latter stages of Day 5. He'd ultimately try swiping the blinds by shoving king-four on the button, only to run into queens and ace-three suited. A king-high flop gave Seymour — along with those hoping for a big mainstream storyline — life, but a queen on the turn doomed him.
Daniel Hachem, however, remains in contention and will continue to try to bring home a second Main Event title for the family over a decade after Joe shipped it in 2005. Pops got $7.5 million for that win, and Daniel's vying for an even bigger one with $10 million up top here in 2019.
Hachem and the rest of the remaining competitors will resume play with another hour left at 40,000/80,000/80,000, starting at noon on Thursday. Come back to PokerNews then for continued coverage of poker's most famous tournament.
Seat Draw Day 6 $10,000 WSOP Main Event
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||444||1||Luke Graham||United States||11,280,000||141|
|Amazon||444||3||Jaysun Petruce||United States||1,650,000||21|
|Amazon||444||4||Adam Duong||United States||1,725,000||22|
|Amazon||444||8||Alan Goehring||United States||2,795,000||35|
|Amazon||444||9||Laurids Nielsen||United Kingdom||9,955,000||124|
|Amazon||446||2||Chad Power||United States||7,480,000||94|
|Amazon||446||3||Steven Parrott||United States||4,505,000||56|
|Amazon||446||7||Kevin Maahs||United States||7,630,000||95|
|Amazon||446||9||Jarred Solomon||South Africa||1,760,000||22|
|Amazon||450||3||William Romaine||United States||8,960,000||112|
|Amazon||450||6||Jonathan Cohen||United States||2,285,000||29|
|Amazon||450||7||Shane Abbott||United States||1,110,000||14|
|Amazon||450||8||Christopher Sly||United Kingdom||3,650,000||46|
|Amazon||452||1||Andy Hwang||United States||8,660,000||108|
|Amazon||452||3||Zhen Cai||United States||6,945,000||87|
|Amazon||452||5||Thomas Parkes||United States||7,310,000||91|
|Amazon||452||6||Duey Duong||United States||11,765,000||147|
|Amazon||452||7||Matthew Davis||United States||2,990,000||37|
|Amazon||452||9||Nicholas Marchington||United Kingdom||10,835,000||135|
|Amazon||454||1||Adedapo Ajayi||United States||3,175,000||40|
|Amazon||454||2||Timothy Su||United States||19,235,000||240|
|Amazon||454||5||Michael Messick||United States||3,325,000||42|
|Amazon||454||9||David Patterson||United States||1,500,000||19|
|Amazon||458||1||Mukul Pahuja||United States||1,560,000||20|
|Amazon||458||2||Kevin Unkel||United States||4,145,000||52|
|Amazon||458||3||Jesse Vilchez||United States||2,440,000||31|
|Amazon||458||4||Garry Gates||United States||4,990,000||62|
|Amazon||458||5||Christopher Barton||United States||3,600,000||45|
|Amazon||458||8||Robert Heidorn||United Kingdom||8,400,000||105|
|Amazon||458||9||Andrew Brinkley||United States||3,270,000||41|
|Amazon||460||1||Michael Kapernaros||United States||6,000,000||75|
|Amazon||460||2||Gabe Patgorski||United States||5,545,000||69|
|Amazon||460||3||Dan Wirgau||United States||1,940,000||24|
|Amazon||460||4||Henry Lu||United States||1,125,000||14|
|Amazon||460||6||Daniel Charlton||United Kingdom||4,090,000||51|
|Amazon||464||1||Nicholas Danias||United States||5,535,000||69|
|Amazon||464||2||Zackary Koerper||United States||8,650,000||108|
|Amazon||464||4||Kevin Rand||United States||7,130,000||89|
|Amazon||464||7||Mitch Garshofsky||United States||2,090,000||26|
|Amazon||464||8||Alex Foxen||United States||2,655,000||33|
|Amazon||466||1||Dan Colpoys||United States||3,360,000||42|
|Amazon||466||3||Jake Schindler||United States||1,390,000||17|
|Amazon||466||4||Preben Stokkan||United States||1,100,000||14|
|Amazon||466||5||Christopher Wynkoop||United States||5,100,000||64|
|Amazon||466||7||Greg Himmelbrand||United States||820,000||10|
|Amazon||466||9||Austin Lewis||United States||3,760,000||47|
|Amazon||468||1||Kenny Smaron||United States||2,505,000||31|
|Amazon||468||4||Jacob Thibodeau||United States||4,200,000||53|
|Amazon||468||5||Ian Pelz||United States||9,635,000||120|
|Amazon||468||6||Jeff Madsen||United States||1,795,000||22|
|Amazon||468||8||Steven Au||Hong Kong||6,635,000||83|
|Amazon||468||9||Alex Winter||United States||2,850,000||36|
|Amazon||472||1||Justin Harvell||United States||5,105,000||64|
|Amazon||472||6||Antonio Esfandiari||United States||6,630,000||83|
|Amazon||472||8||Chris Hunichen||United States||6,280,000||79|
|Amazon||472||9||Corey Burbick||United States||2,590,000||32|
|Amazon||474||2||Jiwoon Kim||South Korea||8,490,000||106|
|Amazon||474||3||Greg Candido||United States||1,600,000||20|
|Amazon||474||4||Johnathan Dempsey||United States||1,545,000||19|
|Amazon||474||5||Mostafa Ashkarkhizani||United States||1,400,000||18|
|Amazon||474||7||Carl Shaw||United Kingdom||1,655,000||21|
|Amazon||474||9||Oliver Bithell||United Kingdom||5,500,000||69|
End-of-Day 5 Chip Counts (full)
107th - 116th Place Finishers
These players collected $59,295 for their Main Event finishes.
Day 5 Concludes
The remaining 106 players have bagged and tagged for the night. Timothy Su is the chip leader with 19,235,000.
Full chip counts and a recap of the day will be posted within the hour.
Bonding Sticks Around
Lars Bonding opened the action with a raise from early position to 190,000. Antonio Esfandiari three-bet from middle position to 405,000 and Bonding called.
The flop came and Bonding checked-called a continuation-bet from Esfandiari for 265,000. The turn fell and Bonding checked. Esfandiari fired a second barrel of 485,000 and Bonding peeled. The river was and both players checked.
Bonding tabled and the dealer announced his hand of aces and queens with a king kicker. Esfandiari hesitated for a moment before checking his cards and then sending them to the muck.
Duong Eliminates Hecklen
Duey Duong raised to 175,000 in middle position and Henrik Hecklen called in the cutoff. Kevin Maahs three-bet to 430,000 in the small blind and both Duong and Hecklen called.
The flop came and Maahs started with a check. Duong fired out a bet of 550,000 and Hecklen shoved all in for around 3,900,000. Maahs quickly folded and Duong flicked in a chip to call.
While Duong flopped a set of sevens, Hecklen had a straight and flush draw. The turn was the which brought some chop outs now and the river was the . Duong improved to a full house to scoop a massive pot and eliminate Hecklen.
Su Approaching 20 Million After Eliminating Bogdanov
Timothy Su raised to 175,000 from the button and Yulian Bogdanov called from the small blind.
The flop was , Bogdanov checked, Su continued for 200,000 and Bogdanov called.
The turn was the , Bogdanov checked, Su bet 475,000 and Bogdanov called.
The river was the , Bogdanov checked, Su bet 900,000 and Bogdanov check-raised all in for 3,295,000.
Su went into the tank for several minutes, apologizing to his tablemates several times for taking a while. After about five minutes total, Su called.
Bogdanov slammed down for a pair of kings, while Su turned over for kings and sevens to eliminate Bogdanov and increase his chip lead.
Madsen Doubles Through Cudos
After an early position open and a Marcelo Cudos flat in the next seat, Jeff Madsen jammed for about 700,000. Only Cudos gave him action, holding . Madsen was in a good spot to double with and did just that after he flopped a set.