Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
Day 6 Completed

Su Busts Greenwood in Memorable Pot, Trails Marchington and Ensan Going to Day 7

mnuwwarah • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Timothy Su
Timothy Su

Timothy Su said, to be honest, there wasn't much thought behind the pot of the tournament thus far at the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event.

When big blind Sam Greenwood three-bet his cutoff open, Su made a reasonable call with ten-nine suited — that much everyone would understand. After flopping an open-ended straight draw, Su continued to play it standard with a call. When the board paired on the turn, though, he went off-script, shoving over Greenwood's bet.

After the high-stakes legend called it off with aces up, it created the pot that would swing the tournament one way or the other. More than 80 percent of the time, one of the world's finest no-limit players would have the chip lead and north of 100 big blinds in the biggest tournament on the planet. The other 20 percent or so, a little-known software developer with just a few thousand in cashes would rocket above the rest of the competitors and eliminate arguably the most skilled player remaining.

As fate would have it, the latter scenario unfolded. Su made his straight on the river, leaving shocked onlookers both live and online abuzz about the massive inflection point in the tournament.

Su said he was just trying to take advantage of a pay jump and put some pressure on Greenwood, since he thought Greenwood had plenty of bet-folds in his range.

Sam Greenwood bust out
Sam Greenwood bust out

"He had one of the best hands to call it off with," Su said. "The cards determined where the money went."

After they went to Su, he looked to be in the driver's seat to repeat his status as chip leader to end the night. However, by the time the players put chips in bags at 2 a.m. on Friday, his 34,350,000 was only third-best after Nicholas Marchington (39,800,000) and European Poker Tour standout Hossein Ensan (34,500,000).

Marchington leads the final 35 heading into Day 7.
Marchington leads the final 35 heading into Day 7.

Like Su, Marchington is a first-timer in the Main Event. An online cash player by trade, Marchington described the atmosphere in the Main Event as "awesome."

"I'm at a loss for words," he said when asked what it means to be leading at this juncture. "I could never have imagined it but here I am.

"The support from home has been great. Obviously at first, a lot of my family wasn't sure about me playing poker for a living. But not only with this score, just the result kind of shows that I made the right decision."

If Marchington can make it through 34 more opponents, he'll have 10 million pieces of evidence. However, much work still remains as his lead is far from safe. The counts have tightened and around 10 players could double through him and immediately assume the lead.

Furthermore, despite the eliminations of Greenwood and the likes of Antonio Esfandiari, Jake Schindler and Alex Foxen on Day 6, some seasoned competitors still remain. Dario Sammartino, Preben Stokkan and Yuri Dzivielevski are some of the most recognizable grinders remaining, and few would blink an eye if any of them became world champion.

Thirty-five remain and only nine will advance to the final table. Day 7 play begins at noon on Friday and promises to be the lengthiest stretch of poker played yet in this most marathon of tournaments. Come back to PokerNews to see who will remain in contention for $10 million.

Main Event Field
Main Event Field

Tags: Nicholas MarchingtonTimothy Su

Day 7 Seating Draw

tRaMSt0p • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4081Mihai ManoleRomania9,700,00032
4082Marcelo CudosArgentina9,450,00032
4083Kevin MaahsUnited States19,550,00065
4084Zhen CaiUnited States18,275,00061
4085Preben StokkanNorway14,600,00049
4086-- empty --------
4087Duey DuongUnited States21,650,00072
4088Enrico RudelitzGermany15,800,00053
4089Michael NiwinskiCanada18,900,00063
4092Christopher BartonUnited States4,350,00015
4093Austin LewisUnited States9,350,00031
4094Mario NavarroSpain8,150,00027
4095Dario SammartinoItaly19,850,00066
4096Timothy SuUnited States34,350,000115
4097Oliver BithellUnited Kingdom8,075,00027
4098Henry LuUnited States25,525,00085
4099Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil13,750,00046
4101Luke GrahamUnited States16,300,00054
4102Zackary KoerperUnited States10,075,00034
4103Milos SkrbicSerbia31,450,000105
4104Steven ParrottUnited States1,825,0006
4105Garry GatesUnited States25,025,00083
4106Nicholas MarchingtonUnited Kingdom39,800,000133
4107Alex LivingstonCanada2,800,0009
4108Christopher AhrensGermany7,275,00024
4109Thomer PidunGermany3,625,00012
4111Paul DhaliwalCanada6,225,00021
4112Hossein EnsanGermany34,500,000115
4113Corey BurbickUnited States7,250,00024
4114Hiroki NawaJapan10,250,00034
4115Warwick MirzikinianAustralia20,700,00069
4116Johnathan DempseyUnited States6,500,00022
4117Nicholas DaniasUnited Kingdom11,550,00039
4118Daniel CharltonUnited Kingdom9,725,00032
4119Robert HeidornGermany7,625,00025

End-of-Day 6 Chip Counts

tRaMSt0p • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Nick Marchington gb
Nick Marchington
gb 39,800,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 34,500,000 1,750,000
Timothy Su us
Timothy Su
us 34,350,000 1,325,000
Milos Skrbic rs
Milos Skrbic
rs 31,450,000 4,950,000
Henry Lu us
Henry Lu
us 25,525,000 375,000
Garry Gates us
Garry Gates
us 25,025,000 525,000
Duey Duong us
Duey Duong
us 21,650,000 675,000
Warwick Mirzikinian au
Warwick Mirzikinian
au 20,700,000 1,525,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 19,850,000 725,000
Kevin Maahs us
Kevin Maahs
us 19,550,000 -5,500,000
Michael Niwinski CA
Michael Niwinski
CA 18,900,000 -350,000
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai
us 18,275,000 3,975,000
Luke Graham us
Luke Graham
us 16,300,000 6,475,000
Enrico Rudelitz de
Enrico Rudelitz
de 15,800,000 2,300,000
Preben Stokkan no
Preben Stokkan
no 14,600,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 13,750,000 -3,150,000
[Removed:140] AT
AT 13,600,000 600,000
Nicholas Danias us
Nicholas Danias
us 11,550,000
Hiroki Nawa jp
Hiroki Nawa
jp 10,250,000 200,000
Zackary Koerper us
Zackary Koerper
us 10,075,000 150,000
Daniel Charlton gb
Daniel Charlton
gb 9,725,000 1,725,000
Mihai Manole ro
Mihai Manole
ro 9,700,000
Marcelo Cudos ar
Marcelo Cudos
ar 9,450,000 -1,050,000
Austin Lewis us
Austin Lewis
us 9,350,000 -950,000
Mario Navarro es
Mario Navarro
es 8,150,000 1,125,000

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Ryan Yu Eliminated in 36th Place ($261,430)

zedmaster84 • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Ryan Yu
Ryan Yu

Ryan Yu had been taking his time on the short stack and the clock was called on him for the second time.

In the penultimate hand of the night, he then shoved the button for 3,500,000 and Mihai Manole asked for a count in the small blind before moving all in himself.

Ryan Yu: {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Mihai Manole: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}

The board came {k-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{q-Spades} and Yu was eliminated in 36th place for $261,430.

Ryan Yu and Mihai Manole
Ryan Yu and Mihai Manole
Mihai Manole ro
Mihai Manole
ro 9,700,000 2,900,000
Ryan Yu ca
Ryan Yu
ca Busted

Tags: Mihai ManoleRyan Yu

Stokkan Gets the Fold

poolshir • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Yuri Dzivielevski raised to 550,000 from the hijack and Preben Stokkan three-bet to 1,900,000 in the small blind. The big blind folded and Dzivielevski made the call.

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}, Stokkan continued with a bet of 1,400,000 which Dzivielevski called.

The turn brought them the {k-Hearts}, Stokkan now barreled a bet of 2,700,000 over the line. Dzivielevski contemplated his options for a while but opted to fold in the end.

Prebben Stokkan and Yuri Dzivielevski
Prebben Stokkan and Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 16,900,000 -3,100,000
Preben Stokkan no
Preben Stokkan
no 14,600,000 3,000,000

Tags: Preben StokkanYuri Dzivielevski

Ian Pelz Eliminated in 37th Place ($211,945)

123md • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Ian Pelz
Ian Pelz

Ian Pelz raised to 600,000 from the hijack, Nicholas Marchington three-bet to 1,500,000 from the cutoff, Pelz four-bet shoved for about 4,950,000 and Marchington called.

Pelz: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Marchington: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The board came down {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, giving Marchington a set of sevens to eliminate Pelz in 37th place.

Nick Marchington gb
Nick Marchington
gb 39,800,000 5,100,000
Ian Pelz us
Ian Pelz
us Busted

Tags: Ian PelzNicholas Marchington

Lu Scoops Another Pot

poolshir • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

The flop read {9-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{5-Clubs} with almost 3,600,000 in the middle already.

Henry Lu bet 1,200,000 from the cutoff which Zackary Koerper called on the button.

They both checked through the {4-Clubs} on the turn to the {j-Clubs} on the river. Lu now fired a bet of 3,200,000 into the pot for Koerper to fold to.

Henry Lu us
Henry Lu
us 25,150,000 3,650,000
Zackary Koerper us
Zackary Koerper
us 9,925,000 -2,725,000

Tags: Henry LuZackary Koerper

Ensan Back-Calls with a Straight

ajlamers • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Three players headed to the flop of {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and the action checked around to the {6-Spades} on the turn. Steven Parrott from the big blind and Hossein Ensan fired out a bet of 800,000 from under the gun. Duey Duong called on the button along with Parrott.

The {5-Clubs} paired the board on the river and the action checked to Duong who counted out a bet of 3,400,000. Parrott thought for a minute before making the call and Ensan called much quicker. Duong hesitated to show his hand and Parrott rolled over {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Ensan tabled {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for a straight and was awarded the pot.

Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 32,750,000 10,775,000
Duey Duong us
Duey Duong
us 20,975,000 -5,025,000
Steven Parrott us
Steven Parrott
us 1,950,000 -11,450,000

Tags: Duey DuongHossein EnsanSteven Parrott

Four More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 31: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

The Tournament Director has announced that there will be four more hands remaining on Day 6 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.