2019 WSOP Day 13: Elezra Wins Fourth Bracelet

2019 WSOP Day 13: Elezra Wins Fourth Bracelet

The Millionaire Maker pushed forward on Monday, finally whittling its field down to double digits. Meanwhile, other players signed up for the Marathon NLHE event with six days of action ahead for the most patient among them.

But let’s get down to basics.

On Monday, June 10, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 19:  $1,500 NLHE Millionaire Maker – Day 3 of 6

Total entries: 8,809

Prize pool:  $11,892,150

Players paid:  1,322

Minimum payout:  $2,249

Winner payout:  $1,344,930

Day 3 players remaining:  34

Chip leader:  Josh Reichard (USA) – 20,645,000 chips

Day 4 starting time:  12noon

Event 20:  $1,500 Seven-Card Stud – Final

Total entries: 285

Prize pool:  $384,750

Players paid:  43

Final payouts:

1st place:  Eli Elezra (USA) – $93,766

2nd place:  Anthony Zinno (USA) – $57,951

3rd place:  Valentin Vornicu (USA) – $39,830

4th place:  Tab Phiptinnakon (USA) – $27,933

5th place:  Rep Porter (USA) – $19,996

6th place:  David Singer (USA) – $14,619

7th place:  Joshua Mountain (USA) – $10,920

8th place:  Scott Seiver (USA) – $8,337

Event 21:  $10K NL 2-7 Lowball Draw – Day 2 of 3

Total entries: 91

Prize pool:  $855,400

Players paid:  14

Minimum payout:  $15,167

Winner payout:  $253,817

Day 2 players remaining:  7

Final table chip counts:

Jean-Robert Bellande (USA) – 1,231,000 chips

Prahlad Friedman (USA) – 1,019,000 chips

Paul Volpe (USA) – 938,000 chips

Darren Elias (USA) – 887,000 chips

Jim Bechtel (USA) – 665,000 chips

Pedro Bromfman (Brazil) – 395,000 chips

Vince Musso (USA) – 360,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

Galen Hall (USA) – $24,232

Day 3 starting time: 12noon

Event 22:  $1K Double Stack NLHE – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  3,253

Prize pool:  $2,927,700

Players paid:  488

Minimum payout:  $1,501

Winner payout:  $420,693

Day 2 players remaining:  11

Chip leader:  Jorden Fox (USA) – 26,150,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 23:  $1,500 Eight-Game Mix – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  612

Prize pool:  $826,200

Players paid:  92

Minimum payout:  $2,257

Winner payout:  $177,294

Day 2 players remaining:  28

Chip leader:  Alexander Livingston (Canada) – 587,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 25:  $600 PLO Deepstack – Day 1 of 2

Total entries:  2,577

Prize pool:  $1,352,925

Players paid:  387

Minimum payout:  $875

Winner payout:  $205,605

Day 1 players remaining:  215

Chip leader:  Corey Wright (USA) – 1,726,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 26:  $2,620 NLHE Marathon – Day 1 of 6

Total entries:  941 (registration still open)

Prize pool:  $2,218,878 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  467

Chip leader:  Peter Hong (USA) – 179,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 27:  $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-Better – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  460

Prize pool:  $621,000

Players paid:  69

Minimum payout:  $2,265

Winner payout:  $142,801

Day 1 players remaining:  195

Chip leader:  Dave Alfa (USA) – 87,900 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

Event 20 was filled with recognizable poker pros, and its final table was no different. But one player predicted he was going to win it and did.

Eli Elezra was on a vacation in Mexico with friends recently and told them he was going to win a WSOP bracelet in a stud event this year. His experience in stud is vast, and he had more of it than most of his competitors. “And as I say,” said Elezra, “stud loves me back.”

He did find a formidable opponent in Anthony Zinno heads-up, and the two exchanged the chip lead several times. But Elezra trusted his instincts. “I think, in the end, I was mostly lucky,” he said, “because Anthony’s a really good player.”

This was Elezra’s fourth career WSOP bracelet.

 

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

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