2019 WSOP Day 19: Mash and De Silva Win Bracelets

2019 WSOP Day 19: Mash and De Silva Win Bracelets

Sunday served up a one-day online tournament, the end of the Seniors Championship, and a little controversy, all in a day’s work at the Rio.

On Sunday, June 16, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 32:  $1K Seniors NLHE – Final

Total entries:  5,917

Prize pool:  $5,325,300

Players paid:  888

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Howard Mash (USA) – $662,594

2nd place:  Jean Fontaine (France) – $409,249

3rd place:  James Mcnurlan (USA) – $303,705

4th place:  Adam Richardson (USA) – $226,996

5th place:  Donald Matusow (USA) – $170,887

6th place:  Farhad Jamasi (USA) – $129,582

7th place:  Samir Husaynue (USA) – $98,981

8th place:  Mike Lisanti (Canada) – $76,165

9th place:  Mansour Alipourfard (USA) – 59,044

Event 34:  $1K Double Stack NLHE – Day 2 of 6

Total entries:  6,214

Prize pool:  $5,592,600

Players paid:  933

Minimum payout:  $1,499

Winner payout:  $687,782

Day 2 players remaining:  359

Chip leader:  Arianna Son (USA) – 2,363,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 35:  $10K Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed – Day 3 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:  5

Final table chip counts:

Shaun Deeb (USA) – 2,601,000 chips

Adam Friedman (USA) – 1,898,000 chips

Matt Glantz (USA) – 1,401,000 chips

Michael McKenna (USA) – 1,038,000 chips

David Moskowitz (USA) – 382,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

6th place:  Nick Schulman (USA) – $52,656

Day 4 starting time: 12noon

Event 36:  $3K NLHE Shootout – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  313

Prize pool:  $845,100

Players paid:  40

Minimum payout:  $6,099

Winner payout:  $207,193

Day 2 players remaining:  10

Final table chip counts:

Jan Lakota (Slovenia) – 623,000 chips

Ben Farrell (UK) – 621,000 chips

David Lambard (USA) – 621,000 chips

Andrew Lichtenberger (USA) – 614,000 chips

Alexandru Papazian (Romania) – 609,000 chips

Adrien Delmas (France) – 609,000 chips

Martin Zamani (USA) – 601,000 chips

Weiyi Zhang (China) – 599,000 chips

Johan Guilbert (France) – 599,000 chips

Justin Bonomo (USA) – 591,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 37:  $800 NLHE Deep Stack – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  2,808

Prize pool:  $1,999,296

Players paid:  422

Minimum payout:  $1,185

Winner payout:  $297,537

Day 1 players remaining:  671

Chip leader:  Jose Brito (Portugal) – 776,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 38:  $600 Online Knockout Bounty NLHE – Final

Total entries:  1,224

Prize pool:  $550,800

Players paid:  207

Minimum payout:  $661

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Upeshka “gomezhamburg” de Silva (USA) – $98,262.72

2nd place:  David “dave419” Nodes (USA) – $60,092.28

3rd place:  “davidas777” (USA) – $42,962.40

4th place:  “Pretabotones (Spain) – $31,065.12

5th place:  “Turko” (Turkey) – $22,748.04

6th place:  “p.bateman (USA) – $16,854.48

7th place:  “johnsonck” (USA) – $12,668.40

8th place:  “B3ndTheKnee (USA) – $9,583.92

9th place:  “BoatyBoatz8A (USA) – $7,380.72

Notable Information

It approximately 11 hours, Event 38 started and finished online. And a familiar name was the last player standing, as Upeshka De Silva won his third WSOP bracelet (his first online). The Sri Lanka native and US resident already made a live WSOP final table this summer, but with the online win, he claimed his third career bracelet and close to $100K in cash.

The Seniors Championship was a massive event this year, and Event 32 played out yesterday with Howard Mash dominating through several days of play. The American financial advisor was the chip leader at the end of Day 2 and Day 3, and he used his years of poker experience to pull out the win against a tough French opponent during heads-up play.

Mash calls poker “a hobby…but a pretty serious hobby” and just barely made the age qualification for this tournament when he turned 50 last month.

The win came at a good time. “I had a bad year last year personally,” he said, “and this totally makes up for it. I’m in shock. It’s like a dream come true for me.”

Over in the $10K Dealer’s Choice Championship, there was controversy. The tournament played down to the final table of six and continued. When only five players remained, they went on a break thinking they would play on afterward to complete seven levels for the day.

However, WSOP Tournament Supervisor Dennis Jones spoke to WSOP VP Jack Effel, and they decided play would stop for the night. Adam Friedman and Michael McKenna both wanted that to happen, but Shaun Deeb and Matt Glantz were none too happy with the decision. The discussion became heated and players continued it on Twitter, but players stopped with five remaining.

It should be noted that Friedman is aiming to defend his title in this event on Monday, and Deeb is working to pick up his fifth career 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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