2019 WSOP Day 42: Online Qualifier Leads Main Event

2019 WSOP Day 42: Online Qualifier Leads Main Event

The WSOP Main Event has whittled its way down to just 354 players with an 888poker online qualifier in the chip lead. Payouts now sit at $34,845 for the next three players to be eliminated, and the amount then increases to $38,240 and upward from there.

Millions may be on the line for those at the final table, but money matters as the pay jumps increase.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

On Tuesday, July 9, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Event 73:  $10K NLHE Main Event – Day 4

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 4 players remaining: 354

Chip leader:  Dean Morrone (Canada) – 4,980,000 chips

Day 5 starting time:  12noon

Event 75:  $1K Little One for One Drop NLHE – Day 2 of 5

Total entries:  6,248

Prize pool:  $5,623,200

Players paid:  937

Minimum payout:  $1,500

Winner payout:  $690,686

Day 2 players remaining:  412

Chip leader:  Shaun Deeb (USA) – 2,892,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  1pm

Event 77:  $3K LHE 6-Handed – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  193

Prize pool:  $521,100

Players paid:  29

Minimum payout:  $4,571

Winner payout:  $133,189

Day 2 players remaining:  6

Final table chip counts:

Tu Dao (Canada) – 954,000 chips

Alain Alinat (France) – 805,000 chips

Oleg Chebotarev (Russia) – 672,000 chips

Jan Suchanek (Australia) – 599,000 chips

Chad Eveslage (USA) – 431,000 chips

Ian O’Hara (USA) – 410,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 90:  $50K Final Fifty NLHE – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  123

Prize pool:  $5,904,000

Players paid:  19

Minimum payout:  $75,483

Winner payout:  $1,608,406

Day 2 players remaining:  7

Final table chip counts:

Brandon Adams (USA) – 11,970,000 chips

Adrian Mateos (Spain) – 7,375,000 chips

Michael Addamo (Australia) – 5,765,000 chips

Danny Tang (Hong Kong) – 4,550,000 chips

Sam Soverel (USA) – 3,600,000 chips

Ali Imsirovic (USA) – 2,190,000 chips

Keith Tilston (USA) – 1,500,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

8th place:  Seth Davies (USA) – $167,420

Day 3 starting time:  1pm

Event 78:  $1,500 Bounty PLO – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  1,130

Prize pool:  $1,525,500

Players paid:  170

Minimum payout:  $1,416

Winner payout:  $177,823

Day 1 players remaining:  247

Chip leader:  Tobias Schwecht (Austria) – 419,200 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 79:  $3K NLHE – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  671

Prize pool:  $1,811,700

Players paid:  101

Minimum payout:  $4,506

Winner payout:  $380,090

Day 1 players remaining:  148

Chip leader:  Vlad Darie (Hungary) – 284,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

When Day 4 of the Main Event began, there were three former champions still in action. That didn’t last long, though. Chris Moneymaker exited in 687th place, and he was followed by Johnny Chan in 560th place and Qui Nguyen in 455th.

Notably, former champion Joe Hachem’s son, Daniel, remains in the tournament.

The official online poker site running qualifiers to the WSOP Main Event was 888poker, and one of the people who won a Main Event prize package for just $100 was Dean Morrone, a Canadian who had never played the tournament before. He not only made it through to Day 5, he also maintained the chip lead. “I can’t believe this is real life,” he responded. “I’ve watched this tournament on TV over the years, always just manifested me playing it, and it’s all coming into effect.”

With the support of friends and family, Morrone told PokerNews he is anxious to keep playing. “Even a min-cash is really huge to me,” said the player with little more than $10K in lifetime live tournament earnings. “Anything past that is going to be extra, so I can’t wait for tomorrow!”

Those returning today will attempt to play five more levels and bag chips once again.


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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