2019 WSOP Day 10: Fashakin Wins Historic Big 50

2019 WSOP Day 10: Fashakin Wins Historic Big 50

A busy weekend is in store for poker players in Las Vegas, with a full slate of tournaments at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker on tap. But first, let’s get up to speed with what went down yesterday.

On Friday, June 7, this is what happened.

Event 3:  $500 Big 50 NLHE – Final

Entries:  28,371 (17,970 unique players)

Prize pool:  $13,509,435

Players paid:  4,258

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Femi Fashakin (USA) – $1,147,449

2nd place:  Paul Cullen (Canada) – $709,183

3rd place:  Rafi Elharar (Israel) – $534,574

4th place:  Nicholas Chow (USA) – $405,132

5th place:  Walter Atwood (USA) – $308,701

6th place:  Danny Ghobrial (Canada) – $237,609

7th place:  Adrian Curry (USA) – $182,192

8th place:  Morten Christensen (Singapore) – $141,126

9th place:  David Rasmussen (USA) – $109,922

Event 14:  $1,500 HORSE – Day 3 of 4

Total entries:  751

Prize pool:  $1,013,850

Players paid:  113

Minimum payout:  $2,253

Winner payout:  $207,003

Day 3 players remaining:  2

Final table chip counts:

Jason Stockfish (USA) – 4,095,000 chips

Murilo Souza (Brazil) – 3,425,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

3rd place:  Gary Kosakowski (USA) – $89,730

4th place:  Phillip Hui (USA) – $63,860

5th place:  Chris Klodnicki (USA) – $46,127

6th place:  Alex Dovzhenko (Ukraine) – $33,822

7th place:  Joe Aronesty (USA) – $25,181

8th place:  Danny Woolard (USA) – $19,040

Day 4 starting time:  12noon

Event 15:  $10K NLHE Heads-Up – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  112

Prize pool:  $572,800

Players paid:  8

Minimum payout:  $31,151

Winner payout:  $186,356

Day 2 players remaining:  4

Chip leader:  n/a (all players start with 1.92 million chips)

–Sean Swingruber, Keith Lehr, Ben Yu, Cord Garcia

Payouts thus far:

5th place:  James Dambrosio (USA) – $31,151

6th place:  Jake Schindler (USA) – $31,151

7th place:  Kristen Bicknell (Canada) – $31,151

8th place:  Matthias Eibinger (Austria) – $31,151

Day 4 starting time:  12noon

Event 16:  $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed – Day 3 of 4

Total entries:  1,832

Prize pool:  $2,473,200

Players paid:  275

Minimum payout:  $2,252

Winner payout:  $407,739

Day 3 players remaining:  2

Final table chip counts:

Isaac Baron (USA) – 24,475,000 chips

Ong Dingxiang (Singapore) – 21,025,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

3rd place:  Stephen Graner (USA) – $177,085

4th place:  James Hughes (USA) – $126,011

5th place:  Richard Hasnip (UK) – $90,791

6th place:  Cameron Marshall (USA) – $66,243

Day 4 starting time:  2pm

Event 17:  $1,500 NLHE Shootout – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  917

Prize pool:  $1,237,950

Players paid:  100

Minimum payout:  $5,279

Winner payout:  $238,824

Day 2 players remaining:  10

Final table chip counts:

Anatolii Zyrin (Russian Federation) – 2,306,000 chips

Michael O’Grady (USA) – 2,298,000 chips

Adrian Scarpa (USA) – 2,286,000 chips

Cary Katz (USA) – 2,266,000 chips

Brett Apter (USA) – 2,258,000 chips

Manual Ruivo (Portugal) – 2,245,000 chips

Marko Maher (Slovenia) – 2,240,000 chips

Shintaro Baba (Japan) – 2,237,000 chips

Tommy Nguyen (Canada) – 2,213,000 chips

Kenna James (USA) – 2,203,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 18:  $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better – Day 2 of 4

Total entries: 183

Prize pool:  $1,720,200

Players paid:  28

Minimum payout:  $14,959

Winner payout:  $443,641

Day 2 players remaining:  23

Chip leader:  Ken Aldridge (USA) – 1,178,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  3pm

Event 19:  $1,500 NLHE Millionaire Maker – Day 1 of 6

Total entries: 3,930 (Day 1A only)

Prize pool:  TBD

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD ($1 million guaranteed)

Day 1A players remaining:  968

Chip leader:  Garrett Greer (USA) – 570,600 chips

Day 1B starting time:  10am

Day 2 starting time:  Sunday, June 9 at 12noon

Event 20:  $1,500 Seven-Card Stud – Day 1 of 4

Total entries: 285

Prize pool:  $384,750

Players paid:  43

Minimum payout:  $2,262

Winner payout:  $93,766

Day 1 players remaining:  103

Chip leader:  Constantine Moustakis (USA) – 76,600 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

The only winner crowned on Friday at the Rio in Las Vegas was in the biggest tournament of the year thus far. Femi Fashakin took down the Big 50 anniversary tournament at the WSOP and secured his place in history.

Fashakin is a Nigeria native who moved to the United States to attend college in 2001. He now works as a software engineer on a consulting basis, and he plays poker as a hobby. He formerly played competitive chess but took to poker in 2010.

The husband and father of two children had accumulated less than $60K in cashes prior to the Big 50, and the victory was overwhelming for him. “It’s really amazing,” he said. “I can’t even describe it, but I’m also grateful, and it’s a humbling experience.” He did add that he had a positive feeling about the tournament, but after he won, he noted that it was going to take a bit to set in that he actually did it.

 

About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

Disclaimer: The information on this site is my interpretation of the laws as made available online. It is in no way meant to serve as legal advice or instruction. We recommend that you seek legal advice from a licensed attorney for further or official guidance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles