2019 WSOP Day 29: Israel and Hawaii Win

2019 WSOP Day 29: Israel and Hawaii Win

On Wednesday, June 26, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 50:  $1,500 NLHE Monster Stack – Final

Total entries:  6,035

Prize pool:  $8,147,250

Players paid:  906

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Kainalu McCue-Unciano (USA) – $1,008,850

2nd place:  Vincent Chauve (France) – $623,211

3rd place:  Gregory Katayama (USA) – $461,369

4th place:  Bart Hanson (USA) – $344,079

5th place:  Benjamin Ector (USA) – $258,516

6th place:  Igor Yaroshevskyy (Ukraine) – $195,687

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

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

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

Event 57:  $1K NLHE Tag Team – Final

Total entries:  976 teams

Prize pool:  $878,400

Players paid:  147 teams

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Team Geiger (Ohad Geiger, Daniel Dayan, Barak Wisbrod) – $168,395

2nd place:  Team Smith (Jerod Smith, Matthew Moreno, Lawrence Chan) – $104,025

3rd place:  Team Hinds (John Hinds, Anthony Zinno) – $73,329

4th place:  Team Jurkieiwcz (Timothy Jurkiewicz, Zachary Gruneberg) – $52,390

5th place:  Team Washinsky (Richard Washinsky, Fabio Coppola) – $37,944

6th place:  Team Jung (Chahn Jung, Danny Wong, Steve Sung, Aaron Motoyama) – $27,864

7th place:  Team Marder (Michael Marder, Daniel Marder, Paul Steinberg) – $20,750

8th place:  Team Hallaert (Kenny Hallaert, Steven van Zadelhoff) – $15,674

9th place:  Team Chang (Shaotong Chang, Jie Xu) – $12,011

Event 58:  $50K Poker Players Championship – Day 3 of 5

Total entries:  74

Prize pool:  $3,552,000

Players paid:  12

Minimum payout:  $72,078

Winner payout:  $1,099,311

Day 3 players remaining:  12

Final player chip counts:

Phil Ivey (USA) – 4,775,000 chips

Josh Arieh (USA) – 4,029,000 chips

Shaun Deeb (USA) – 2,450,000 chips

Bryce Yockey (USA) – 2,386,000 chips

David Oppenheim (USA) – 2,108,000 chips

Dario Sammartino (Italy) – 1,721,000 chips

Phillip Hui (USA) – 1,540,000 chips

John Esposito (USA) – 1,200,000 chips

Talal Shakerchi (UK) – 785,000 chips

Chris Vitch (USA) – 623,000 chips

Dan Cates (USA) – 319,000 chips

Andrew Brown (USA) – 210,000 chips

Day 4 starting time:  2pm

Event 59:  $600 NLHE Deep Stack Championship – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  6,140

Prize pool:  $3,223,500

Players paid:  921

Minimum payout:  $875

Winner payout:  $397,903

Day 2 players remaining:  83

Chip leader:  Lang Lee (USA) – 6,075,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 60:  $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo 8-or-Better – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  1,117

Prize pool:  $1,507,950

Players paid:  168

Minimum payout:  $2,249

Winner payout:  $279,920

Day 2 players remaining:  58

Chip leader:  Matt O’Donnell (USA) – 1,388,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 61:  $400 NLHE Colossus – Day 1A of 4

Total entries:  5,238 (from Day 1A only)

Prize pool:  TBD

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1A players remaining:  786

Day 1A chip leader:  Amador Trinidad (USA) – 1,012,000 chips

Day 1B starting time:  10am

Event 62:  $10K Razz Championship – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  97 (registration remains open)

Prize pool:  $911,800 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  42

Chip leader:  Andre Akkari (Brazil) – 508,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

Hawaii took center stage on Wednesday when Kainalu McCue-Unciano captured his first gold bracelet by winning the $1,500 NLHE Monster Stack tournament. He waded through a field of more than 6K players to win more than $1 million.

The Las Vegas resident had a number of Hawaiian friends and family members on the rail to support his final table run. “I’ve got the best support behind me,” he said. “My girlfriend is always there when I need her. My friends are just as stoked as I am.”

McCue-Unciano stayed focused and confident through the five days of action. “It’s just an unreal feeling. It’s only kicking in slowly. It’s a crazy feeling.”

The $1K NLHE Tag Team event also wrapped up on Wednesday with a team of three Israelis finishing on top. Team Geiger – comprised of Ohad Geiger, Daniel Dayan, and Barak Wisbrod – each won their first gold bracelet and a share of the $168,395. All three men are in their 20s and made their first trek to Las Vegas for the WSOP this year.

Dayan called it “beyond amazing” and Wisbrod said it was a “dream come true.” Dayan added, “This isn’t about the money, it’s about the WSOP bracelet. It’s every poker player’s dream!” And Wisbrod also noted, “We are proud to represent Israel here.”

 

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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