2019 WSOP Day 20: Friedman Repeats Dealers Choice Win

2019 WSOP Day 20: Friedman Repeats Dealers Choice Win

Adam Friedman adds his name to an elite list that includes players like Hellmuth, Ungar, Brunson, Moss, and Chan, those who have successfully defended their titles in WSOP events. Friedman won the $10K Dealer’s Choice Championship in 2018 and did it again yesterday.

Other events played out or progressed yesterday at the Rio in Las Vegas as well.

On Monday, June 17, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 34:  $1K Double Stack NLHE – Day 3/6

Total entries:  6,214

Prize pool:  $5,592,600

Players paid:  933

Minimum payout:  $1,499

Winner payout:  $687,782

Day 3 players remaining:  40

Chip leader:  Zinan Xu (China) – 16,775,000 chips

Day 4 starting time:  12noon

Event 35:  $10K Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed Championship – Final

Total entries:  122

Prize pool:  $1,146,800

Players paid:  19

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Adam Friedman (USA) – $312,417

2nd place:  Shaun Deeb (USA) – $193,090

3rd place:  Matt Glantz (USA) – $139,126

4th place:  David Moskowitz (USA) – $100,440

5th place:  Michael McKenna (USA) – $72,653

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

Event 36:  $3K NLHE Shootout – Final

Total entries:  313

Prize pool:  $845,100

Players paid:  40

Final table payouts:

1st place:  David Lambard (USA) – $207,193

2nd place:  Johan Guilbert (France) – $128,042

3rd place:  Weiyi Zhang (China) – $92,625

4th place:  Andrew Lichtenberger (USA) – $67,706)

5th place:  Jan Lakota (Slovenia) – $50,015

6th place:  Ben Farrell (UK) – $37,342

7th place:  Alexandru Papazian (Romania) – $28,182

8th place:  Adrien Delmas (UK) – $21,501

9th place:  Martin Zamani (USA) – $16,586

10th place:  Justin Bonomo (USA) – $12,937

Event 37:  $800 NLHE Deep Stack – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  2,808

Prize pool:  $1,999,296

Players paid:  422

Minimum payout:  $1,185

Winner payout:  $297,537

Day 2 players remaining:  26

Chip leader:  Hamid Feiz (USA) – 12 million chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 39:  $1K Super Seniors NLHE – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  2,650

Prize pool:  $2,385,000

Players paid:  398

Minimum payout:  $1,499

Winner payout:  $359,863

Day 1 players remaining:  837

Chip leader:  Charles Bailey (USA) – 330,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  11am

Event 40:  $1,500 PLO – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  1,216

Prize pool:  $1,641,600

Players paid:  183

Minimum payout:  $2,248

Winner payout:  $298,507

Day 1 players remaining:  200

Chip leader:  Shahar Levi (Israel) – 519,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 41:  $10K Seven-Card Stud Championship – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  78 (registration remains open)

Prize pool:  $733,200 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  36

Chip leader:  Scott Seiver (USA) – 329,500 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

Adam Friedman made history in Event 35 on Monday, defending his $10K Dealer’s Choice Championship title. It was not an easy feat and not without some controversy about the delayed final table, but Friedman focused and got it done.

“This year definitely means more,” he said. “Being able to repeat in what I still believe is the most difficult of the $10Ks to play.”

It was Friedman’s third WSOP bracelet in total.

“Accomplishments are nice,” he added, “but like I said last year, at the end of the day, it’s just about being able to build a foundation, build enough stake, and being able to take care of myself. And if I can keep investing my money along the way, which I do quite frequently, I’m pretty sure old Adam will be taken care of quite well.”

Another player claimed victory yesterday, and that was David Lambard in Event 36. The 44-year-old California poker pro won the $3K NLHE Shootout to claim his first bracelet.

After having played poker for 10 years as a pro, following his own father’s career choice as a poker pro, Lambard had confidence but knew the field would be tough. “I came with my own style, he said. “The only way to win a tournament is to have no fear.”


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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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