2019 WSOP Day 44: Second Woman Wins Open Event

2019 WSOP Day 44: Second Woman Wins Open Event

On Thursday, July 11, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Event 73:  $10K NLHE Main Event – Day 6

Total entries:  8,569

Prize pool:  $80,548,600

Players paid:  1,286

Minimum payout:  $15,000

Winner payout:  $10 million

Day 6 players remaining: 35

Chip leader:  Nicholas Marchington (UK) – 39.8 million chips

Next payout:  $261,430

Day 7 starting time:  12noon

Event 75:  $1K Little One for One Drop NLHE – Day 4 of 5

Total entries:  6,248

Prize pool:  $5,623,200

Players paid:  937

Minimum payout:  $1,500

Winner payout:  $690,686

Day 4 players remaining:  5

Final table chip counts:

Fernando Karam (Brazil) – 93.5 million chips

Liran Betito (Israel) – 52.4 million chips

James Anderson (USA) – 49.2 million chips

Shalom Elharar (USA) – 24.5 million chips

Marco Guibert (Argentina) – 23.2 million chips

Final table payouts thus far:

6th place:  Nils Tolpingrud (USA) – $134,608

7th place:  Mark Strodl (USA) – $102,757

8th place:  Ying Fu (China) – $79,029

9th place:  Robert Mather (USA) – $61,238

Day 5 starting time:  12noon

Event 77:  $3K LHE 6-Handed – Final

Total entries:  193

Prize pool:  $521,100

Players paid:  29

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Tu Dao (Canada) – $133,189

2nd place:  Alain Alinat (France) – $82,312

3rd place:  Ian O’Hara (USA) – $55,749

4th place:  Chad Eveslage (USA) – $38,561

5th place:  Jan Suchanek (New Zealand) – $27,251

6th place:  Oleg Chebotarev (Russia) – $19,687

Event 78:  $1,500 Bounty PLO – Day 3 of 4

Total entries:  1,130

Prize pool:  $1,525,500

Players paid:  170

Minimum payout:  $1,416

Winner payout:  $177,823

Day 3 players remaining:  7

Final table chip counts:

Maximilian Klostermeier (Denmark) – 10,240,000 chips

David Callaghan (Ireland) – 5,250,000 chips

Bryce Yockey (USA) – 4,315,000 chips

Jason Stockfish (USA) – 3,150,000 chips

Ryan Lenaghan (USA) – 2,460,000 chips

Tim Seidensticker (USA) – 1,810,000 chips

Scott Sharpe (USA) – 1,010,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

8th place:  Heng Zhang (USA) – $16,944

9th place:  Joseph Liberta (USA) – $12,996

Day 4 starting time:  1pm

Event 79:  $3K NLHE – Day 3 of 4

Total entries:  671

Prize pool:  $1,811,700

Players paid:  101

Minimum payout:  $4,506

Winner payout:  $380,090

Day 3 players remaining:  6

Final table chip counts:

David Gonzalez (USA) – 4,295,000 chips

Guillaume Nolet (Canada) – 3,960,000 chips

Ivan Deyra (France) – 1,975,000 chips

David Dibernardi (USA) – 1,365,000 chips

Patrick Leonard (UK) – 1,320,000 chips

David Weinstein (USA) – 515,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

7th place:  Andras Nemeth (Hungary) – $43,925

8th place:  Dennis Brand (USA) – $33,032

9th place:  Diego Zeiter (Switzerland) – $25,278

Day 4 starting time:  1pm

Event 80:  $1,500 Mixed NLHE/PLO 8-Handed – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  1,250

Prize pool:  $1,687,500

Players paid:  188

Minimum payout:  $2,250

Winner payout:  $304,793

Day 2 players remaining:  47

Chip leader:  Francis Rusnak (USA) – 2,334,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 81:  $1,500 Bracelet Winners Only NLHE – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  185

Prize pool:  $277,500

Players paid:  28

Minimum payout:  $2,520

Winner payout:  $71,580

Day 2 players remaining:  8

Final table chip counts:

Tommy Nguyen (Canada) – 2,910,000 chips

Shankar Pillai (USA) – 2,425,000 chips

Michael Gagliano (USA) – 1,500,000 chips

Brett Apter (USA) – 995,000 chips

Andreas Klatt (Germany) – 440,000 chips

Kevin Gerhart (USA) – 370,000 chips

Thom Werthmann (USA) – 370,000 chips

Scott Bohlman (USA) – 260,000 chips

Final table payouts thus far:

9th place:  Haixia Zhang (USA) – $5,512

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 82:  $1,500 NLHE Double Stack – Day 1 of 2

Total entries:  2,589

Prize pool:  $3,495,150

Players paid:  389

Minimum payout:  $2,249

Winner payout:  $530,164

Day 1 players remaining:  357

Chip leader:  Mike Leah (Canada) – 1,628,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 83:  $100K NLHE High Roller – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  95 (registration remains open)

Prize pool:  $9,215,000 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  50

Chip leader:  Brandon Adams (USA) – 2.95 million chips

Day 2 starting time:  1pm

Notable Information

Just last weekend, Susan Faber became the first woman to win an open tournament during the 2019 WSOP when she took down the $500 NLHE Salute to Warriors event. Yesterday, Tu Dao became the second when she won the $3K LHE 6-Handed event.

Born in Vietnam and now a Canadian citizen, Tu “Stephanie” Dao lives in Toronto. The 44-year-old poker pro with three children finished fourth in the WSOP Ladies Championship in June. She said cash games are her “bread and butter” but recently tried tournaments again and trained with fellow poker pro and friend Benjamin Underwood.

Dao said her children tracked the tournament online and were proud of her. The win made her “very excited and happy,” but she was anxious to get home to see her children and dogs again.

With the WSOP Main Event down to 35 players, the payouts are significant at $261,430, but the next jump is at 27th place, which starts the $324,650 payouts.

The UK’s Nicholas Marchington leads the pack, followed by Germany’s Hossein Ensan and former chip leader Timothy Su. PokerStars Senior Manager of Player Relation, Engagement and Communities Garry Gates is also in the top 10, as is longtime Italian pro Dario Sammartino.

Countries still represented in the Main Event also include Serbia, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Austria, Japan, Romania, Argentina, and Spain.

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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