2019 WSOP Day 28: Spain Takes First Win of Series

2019 WSOP Day 28: Spain Takes First Win of Series

On Tuesday, June 25, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 50:  $1,500 NLHE Monster Stack – Day 4 of 5

Total entries:  6,035

Prize pool:  $8,147,250

Players paid:  906

Minimum payout:  $2,249

Winner payout:  $1,008,850

Day 4 players remaining:  6

Final table chip counts:

Benjamin Ector (USA) – 84.3 million chips

Kainalu McCue-Unciano (USA) – 68.3 million chips

Gregory Katayama (Canada) – 55.1 million chips

Bart Hanson (USA) – 40.6 million chips

Vincent Chauve (France) – 36.7 million chips

Igor Yaroshevskyy (Ukraine) – 17 million chips

Final table payouts thus far:

7th place:  Bryan Kim (USA) – $149,247

8th place:  Andre Haneberg (Austria) – $114,694

9th place:  Javier Zarco (Spain) – $88,817

Day 5 starting time:  12noon

Event 52:  $10K PLO 8-Handed Championship – Final

Total entries:  518

Prize pool:  $4,869,200

Players paid:  78

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Dash Dudley (USA) – $1,086,967

2nd place:  James Park (UK) – $671,802

3rd place:  Joel Feldman (Australia) – $463,814

4th place:  Jeremy Ausmus (USA) – $325,693

5th place: Kyle Montgomery (USA) – $232,680

6th place:  Eoghan O’Dea (Ireland) – $169,173

7th place:  Andrei Razov (Russia) – $125,215

8th place:  Will Jaffe (USA) – $94,380

Event 53:  $800 NLHE 8-Handed Deep Stack – Final

Total entries:  3,759

Prize pool:  $2,676,408

Players paid:  564

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Santiago Soriano (Spain) – $371,203

2nd place:  Amir Lehavot (Israel) – $229,410

3rd place:  Benjamin Underdwood (Canada) – $168,960

4th place:  Nick Blackburn (USA) – $125,432

5th place:  Joao Barrosovalli (Brazil) – $93,866

6th place:  Samuel Gagnon (Canada) – $70,813

7th place:  Daniele Dangelo (Germany) – $53,858

8th place:  Ori Hasson (Iceland) – $41,300

Event 54:  $1,500 Razz – Final

Total entries:  363

Prize pool:  $490,050

Players paid:  55

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Kevin Gerhart (USA) – $119,054

2nd place:  Sergio Braga (Brazil) – $73,577

3rd place:  Joseph Hoffman (USA) – $49,762

4th place:  Andres Norbe Korn (Argentina) – $34,352

5th place:  Jean Said (Senegal) – $24,216

6th place:  Scott Clements (USA) – $17,440

7th place:  Robert Campbell (Australia) – $12,837

8th place:  Grzegorz Wyraz (Poland) – $9,663

Event 57:  $1K NLHE Tag Team – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  976 teams

Prize pool:  $878,400

Players paid:  147 teams

Minimum payout:  $1,498/team

Winner payout:  $168,395/team

Day 2 players remaining:  35 teams

Chip leader:  Ohad Gieger / Daniel Dayan / Barak Wisbrod – 1.34 million chips

Day 3 starting time:  1pm

Event 58:  $50K Poker Players Championship – Day 2 of 5

Total entries:  74

Prize pool:  $3,552,000

Players paid:  12

Minimum payout:  $72,078

Winner payout:  $1,099,311

Day 2 players remaining:  38

Chip leader:  Phil Ivey (USA) – 1,254,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 59:  $600 NLHE Deep Stack Championship – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  6,140

Prize pool:  $3,223,500

Players paid:  921

Minimum payout:  $875

Winner payout:  $397,903

Day 1 players remaining:  919

Chip leader:  Dan Matsuzuki (USA) – 868,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Event 60:  $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo 8-or-Better – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  1,117

Prize pool:  $1,507,950

Players paid:  168

Minimum payout:  $2,249

Winner payout:  $279,920

Day 1 players remaining:  417

Chip leader:  Ray Medlin (USA) – 240,100 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

The first bracelet of the day on Tuesday went to Dash Dudley, a Michigan native whose support on the rail included his mother and fiancée. The $10K PLO Championship win came with more than $1 million in prize money.

Dudley credited his mother for introducing him to poker in his early teens, a passion he carried into college in 2002, and he has since become a PLO cash game specialist. He prepared for the final table the night before, but years of practice came into play, as well as the support at the Rio and home in Michigan. “It definitely feels good when I am sure to have all those people behind me,” he said.

Next up on Tuesday was the $800 NLHE Deep Stack, which produced the first 2019 WSOP champion from Spain. Santiago Soriano became the first Spaniard to claim gold this summer, and it was his first career bracelet as well. “It feels amazing,” he said. “I started leading with ten left. I ran really good; I never lost an all-in. I felt comfortable, felt confident, didn’t see myself as an underdog.”

The pro poker player had taken a few months off before the WSOP but returned to the tables prepared. “I was ready to win.”

Finally, it was the $1,500 Razz tournament, which everyone loves to hate, and Kevin Gerhart took the title and his first bracelet in that event. “First razz tournament, first bracelet,” he said. “I mean I’ve played a bunch of other tournaments with razz, but this is the first razz tournament.”

Gerhart had never made a WSOP final table, so that was his goal coming into the summer. And when it happened, he made that into a win. It was a tough final table, but he said he felt great throughout the action. “To win a poker tournament, you have to run hotter than the sun. I still can’t believe it’s over … I’m one of the elites now with a 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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