2019 WSOP Day 43: Tang Wins Final Fifty

2019 WSOP Day 43: Tang Wins Final Fifty

On Wednesday, July 10, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Event 73:  $10K NLHE Main Event – Day 5

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 5 players remaining: 106

Chip leader:  Timothy Su (USA) – 19,235,000 chips

Day 6 starting time:  12noon

Event 75:  $1K Little One for One Drop NLHE – Day 3 of 5

Total entries:  6,248

Prize pool:  $5,623,200

Players paid:  937

Minimum payout:  $1,500

Winner payout:  $690,686

Day 3 players remaining:  48

Chip leader:  Mike Dentale (USA) – 13.4 million chips

Day 4 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 – Final

Total entries:  123

Prize pool:  $5,904,000

Players paid:  19

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Danny Tang (Hong Kong) – $1,608,406

2nd place:  Sam Soverel (USA) – $994,072

3rd place:  Michael Addamo (Australia) – $697,375

4th place:  Brandon Adams (USA) – $500,282

5th place:  Adrian Mateos (Spain) – $367,186

6th place:  Keith Tilston (USA) – $275,874

7th place:  Ali Imsirovic (USA) – $212,292

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

Event 78:  $1,500 Bounty PLO – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  1,130

Prize pool:  $1,525,500

Players paid:  170

Minimum payout:  $1,416

Winner payout:  $177,823

Day 2 players remaining:  42

Chip leader:  Kazuhiko Yotsushika (Japan) – 2,148,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 79:  $3K NLHE – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  671

Prize pool:  $1,811,700

Players paid:  101

Minimum payout:  $4,506

Winner payout:  $380,090

Day 2 players remaining:  14

Chip leader:  Andras Nemeth (Hungary) – 2,895,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 80:  $1,500 Mixed NLHE/PLO 8-Handed – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  1,250

Prize pool:  $1,687,500

Players paid:  188

Minimum payout:  $2,250

Winner payout:  $304,793

Day 1 players remaining:  340

Chip leader:  Corey Wright (USA) – 332,500 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Event 81:  $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only NLHE – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  143 (registration remains open)

Prize pool:  $214,500 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  51

Chip leader:  Nikita Luther (India) – 538,500 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

The one tournament that wrapped on Wednesday was the late addition to the schedule, the $50K Final Fifty, a high-roller event for those wanting bigger action. And Danny Tang emerged victorious in the end, taking home more than $1.6 million for it. He won his first bracelet and the second for Hong Kong in WSOP history, after the first in 2018 at WSOP Europe for Anson Tsang.

Tang noted that he cherished the honors and being an ambassador for Hong Kong and Asia. “It means absolutely everything.”  He also said being relatively new to the high-stakes community, it is important to win and do so for Hong Kong. “It’s a dream come true.”

Still in his mid-20s, Tang is aiming for number one in the world but knows it will take time. “I want to go down in the history books. I just want to be remembered,” he said. “Playing poker obviously is my passion and financially has helped me where I’m at right now.”

As the WSOP Main Event moves forward, barely 100 players remain in the running. Payouts remain at $59,259 for the time being but will soon jump by more than $10K.

From yesterday’s summary, 888poker qualifier Dean Morrone entered Day 5 as the chip leader but ended up busting in 159th place.

And the last woman in the tournament, Jill Bryant, exited in 116th place just before the end of 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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