2019 WSOP Day 18: Korenev Wins Marathon Event

2019 WSOP Day 18: Korenev Wins Marathon Event

On Saturday, June 15, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 26:  $2,620 NLHE Marathon – Final

Total entries:  1,083

Prize pool:  $2,553,714

Players paid:  163

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Roman Korenev (Russia) – $477,401

2nd place:  Jared Koppel (USA) – $295,008

3rd place:  Dong Sheng Peng (China) – $208,726

4th place:  Francis Anderson (USA) – $149,605

5th place:  Joe Curcio (USA) – $108,646

6th place:  Joseph Liberta (USA) – $79,957

7th place:  Matt Russell (USA) – $59,642

8th place:  Gustavo Darosamuniz (Brazil) – $45,100

9th place:  Peter Hong (USA) – $34,580

Event 30 – $1K PLO – Final

Total entries:  1,526

Prize pool:  $1,374,300

Players paid:  229

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Luis Zedan (USA) – $236,673

2nd place:  Thida Lin (USA) – $146,196

3rd place:  Samad Razavi (UK) – $104,888

4th place:  Ryan Robinson (USA) – $76,101

5th place:  Ryan Goindoo (Trinidad and Tobago) – $44,845

6th place:  Gregory Donatelli (USA) – $41,453

7th place:  Christopher Conrad (USA) – $31,130

8th place:  Stanislav Parkhomenko (Bulgaria) – $23,654

9th place:  Erik Wilcke (Germany) – $18,188

Event 32:  $1K Seniors NLHE – Day 3 of 4

Total entries:  5,917

Prize pool:  $5,325,300

Players paid:  888

Minimum payout:  $1,499

Winner payout:  $662,694

Day 3 players remaining:  19

Chip leader:  Howard Mash (USA) – 13.99 million chips

Day 4 starting time:  12noon

Event 33:  $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw – Final

Total entries:  467

Prize pool:  $630,450

Players paid:  71

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Robert Campbell (Australia) – $144,027

2nd place:  David Bach (USA) – $88,995

3rd place:  Jared Bleznick (USA) – $58,343

4th place:  Kyle Miaso (USA) – $39,126

5th place:  Jesse Hampton (USA) – $26,855

6th place:  Aron Dermer (USA) – $18,875

Event 34:  $1K Double Stack NLHE – Day 1 of 6

Total entries:  6,214

Prize pool:  $5,592,600

Players paid:  933

Minimum payout:  $1,499

Winner payout:  $687,782

Day 1A players remaining:  1,170

Day 1B players remaining:  1,229

Day 1A chip leader:  Juan Esirviez (Argentina) – 530,000 chips

Day 1B chip leader:  Yasheel Doddanavar (India) – 415,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 35:  $10K Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  122

Prize pool:  $1,146,800

Players paid:  19

Minimum payout:  $14,818

Winner payout:  $312,417

Day 2 players remaining:  11

Chip leader:  Adam Friedman (USA) – 1,289,000 chips

Day 3 starting time: 2pm

Event 36:  $3K NLHE Shootout – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  313

Prize pool:  $845,100

Players paid:  40

Minimum payout:  $6,099

Winner payout:  $207,193

Day 1 players remaining:  40

Chip leaders:  Jeremy Wien (USA) and Pavel Plesuv (Slovenia) – 159,000 chips each

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

The No-Limit Hold’em Marathon event at the 2019 WSOP was a six-day event, and Russian player Roman Korenev outlasted all of his opponents to win it. The online poker pro had cashed numerous times in the past several WSOP summers, and he already cashed in another event this summer before winning this one. And he had many friends on the rail when he did it.

“I feel great!” Korenev commented. “It was a long way to this result. I have nothing to say, no words. Dreams come true.”

In Event 30, Luis Zedan took his PLO chip leader from Day 2 into the winner’s circle on Day 3. He said that he woke up early and visited the spa before coming back to the table very focused. And he did it, having fun along the way. “There is nothing like playing poker with friends,” he said. “I was smiling and having fun. That’s what poker should be, the idea is to make the game fun for the whole poker community.”

Having won a sizeable sum of money, Zedan will be donating 35% of it to a friend’s charity in Kenya. But he will be keeping the WSOP gold bracelet. “I started to play poker seriously back in 2009…I’ve been coming (to the WSOP) since 2011 or 2012. It’s been my dream, and I’ve gotten very deep in tournaments three times. Finally, I’ve gotten first place. I’m very, very happy!”

And then Event 33, Robert Campbell won the Triple Draw event, becoming the first Australian to win a WSOP event this summer. And one of the players he surpassed in the tournament was defending champion Hanh Tran, who was eliminated in seventh place.

It was Campbell’s second final table of this summer, but he played well and had the support of his friends on the rail, including fellow Aussies Joe Hachem and James Obst. “I’m super-duper excited,” Campbell noted, “as you can see.


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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