2019 WSOP Day 41: Main Event Makes the Money

2019 WSOP Day 41: Main Event Makes the Money

It might seem odd to read down this post and find a random tournament out of numerical order and not seen on the original schedule. But Event 90 does belong in this list, as it was added late as a special tournament long after the original schedule was released.

WSOP VP of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky said, “We got some feedback from players who thought (the initial $50K event) was too early in the series, and they weren’t around for it. We also goofed by not having a $25K High Roller NLHE on the schedule this year, which was more feedback we received from players.”

Event 90 is called the Final Fifty High Roller, one with a $50K buy-in, unlimited reentries, and a shot clock, all put together for a three-day event.

With the Final Fifty now included, this is what happened on Monday, July 8 at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Event 73:  $10K NLHE Main Event – Day 3

Day 1A entries:  1,334

Day 1B entries:  1,914

Day 1C entries:  4,877

Day 2AB late entries:  100

Day 2C late entries:  344

Total entries:  8,569

Prize pool:  $80,548,600

Players paid:  1,286

Minimum payout:  $15,000

Winner payout:  $10 million

Day 3 players remaining: 1,286

Day 3 chip leader:  Preben Stokkan (Norway) – 2,184,000 chips

Day 4 starting time:  12noon

Event 75:  $1K Little One for One Drop NLHE – Day 1C of 5

Day 1A entries:  702

Day 1B entries:  more than 1,500

Day 1C entries:  more than 3,200

Total entries:  TBD

Prize pool:  TBD

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1A players remaining:  approximately 250

Day 1B players remaining:  approximately 600

Day 1C players remaining:  unknown

Day 1A chip leader:  Mark Eddleman (USA) – 464,600 chips

Day 1B chip leader:  Stefan Ivanov (Bulgaria) – 658,000 chips

Day 1C chip leader:  Nikolay Fal (Russia) – 437,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  1pm

Event 77:  $3K LHE 6-Handed – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  193

Prize pool:  $521,100

Players paid:  29

Minimum payout:  $4,571

Winner payout:  $133,189

Day 1 players remaining:  57

Chip leader: Ron Carmona (USA) – 142,500 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Event 90:  $50K Final Fifty NLHE – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  109 (registration remains open)

Prize pool:  $5,232,000 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  45

Chip leader:  Seth Davies (USA) – 2,250,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  4pm

Notable Information

The final hand of the night in the Main Event was the one that burst the money bubble. And the unfortunate player who busted in 1,287th place was Ryan Pochedly. As a consolation prize, he was awarded an entry to the 2020 WSOP Main Event, something done annually by WSOP staff.

There were quite a few former WSOP champs starting Day 3 looking for another Main Event victory, but several of them – Scotty Nguyen, Joe Hachem, John Cynn, and Jim Bechtel – exited before the money. However, Chris Moneymaker, Qui Nguyen, and Johnny Chan remain in the tournament going into Day 4.




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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