2019 WSOP Day 46: Tilston Wins High Roller for $2.9M

2019 WSOP Day 46: Tilston Wins High Roller for $2.9M

On Saturday, July 13, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Event 73:  $10K NLHE Main Event – Day 7

Total entries:  8,569

Prize pool:  $80,548,600

Players paid:  1,286

Minimum payout:  $15,000

Winner payout:  $10 million

Day 7 players remaining: 9

Final table chip counts:

Hossein Ensan (Germany) – 177 million chips

Garry Gates (USA) – 99.3 million chips

Zhen Cai (USA) – 60.6 million chips

Kevin Maahs (USA) – 43 million chips

Alex Livingston (Canada) – 37.8 million chips

Dario Sammartino (Italy) – 33.4 million chips

Milos Skrbic (Serbia) – 23.4 million chips

Timothy Su (USA) – 20.2 million chips

Nick Marchington (UK) – 20.1 million chips

Next payout:  $1 million

Day 8 starting time:  Sunday at 6:30pm

Event 80:  $1,500 Mixed NLHE/PLO 8-Handed – Final

Total entries:  1,250

Prize pool:  $1,687,500

Players paid:  188

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Jerry Odeen (Sweden) – $304,793

2nd place:  Peter Linton (UK) – $188,368

3rd place:  Adam Demersseman (USA) – $135,093

4th place:  Lucas Greenwood (Canada) – $98,027

5th place:  Ayaz Mahmood (USA) – $71,979

6th place:  Eddie Blumenthal (USA) – $53,490

7th place:  Jeremy Kottler (USA) – $40,236

8th place:  Gary Bolden (USA) – $30,640

Event 82:  $1,500 NLHE Double Stack – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  2,589

Prize pool:  $3,495,150

Players paid:  389

Minimum payout:  $2,249

Winner payout:  $530,164

Day 2 players remaining:  8

Final table chip counts:

Freek Scholten (Netherlands) – 26 million chips

Darren Rabinowitz (USA) – 20.05 million chips

Barry Shulman (USA) – 18.45 million chips

Kunal Punjwani (India) – 15.5 million chips

Adam Hendrix (USA) – 15.35 million chips

Philip Scaletta (USA) – 13.575 million chips

Tom Koral (USA) – 10.55 million chips

Kalyan Cheekuri (India) – 9.925 million chips

Day 3 starting time:  Sunday at 12noon

Event 83:  $100K NLHE High Roller – Final

Total entries:  99

Prize pool:  $9,603,000

Players paid:  15

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Keith Tilston (USA) – $2,792,406

2nd place:  Daniel Negreanu (Canada) – $1,725,838

3rd place:  Nick Schulman (USA) – $1,187,802

4th place:  Igor Kurganov (Russia) – $840,183

5th place:  Brandon Adams (USA) – $611,258

6th place:  Dominik Nitsche (Germany) – $457,772

7th place:  Sergi Reixach (UK) – $353,202

8th place:  Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) – $281,025

Event 84:  $1,500 NLHE Closer – Day 1B of 4

Day 1A entries:  463

Day 1B entries:  724

Day 1A prize pool:  $625,050

Day 1A prize pool:  $977,400

Day 1A minimum payout:  $2,247

Day 1B minimum payout:  $2,251

Day 1A players paid:  70

Day 1B players paid:  109

Day 1A players remaining:  30

Day 1B players remaining:  45

Day 1A chip leader:  Roman Korenev (Russia) – 1,198,000 chips

Day 1B chip leader:  Shaun Deeb (USA) – 1,172,000 chips

Day 1C starting time:  11am

Event 85:  $3K PLO 6-Handed – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  835

Prize pool:  $2,254,500

Players paid:  126

Minimum payout:  $4,489

Winner payout:  $448,392

Day 2 players remaining:  24

Chip leader:  John Richards (USA) – 1,949,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 86:  $10K NLHE 6-Handed Championship – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  248 (registration remains open)

Prize pool:  $2,331,200 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  113

Chip leader:  Felix Bleiker (Switzerland) – 425,400 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

In the $1,500 Mixed NLHE/PLO event, the last player standing on Saturday was Jerry Odeen of Sweden. Ten years after starting to play poker in his teenage years, he won the bracelet. “This is something I’ve always wanted since I started watching poker when I was like 15 years old,” he said. And he did it with just hours to spare before his flight back to Sweden.

As he showed his excitement after his win, Odeen also noted, “It feels pretty surreal.”

One event that many were watching on Saturday was the $100K NLHE High Roller, as big names duked it out at the final table for the title. Only one player among them had yet to win any WSOP bracelet – Keith Tilston – but he changed that with the play of his life. He defeated tough opponents, including Daniel Negreanu heads-up. “It feels great to win one against this type of field,” he admitted.

Tilston also had to focus while the majority of the rail was cheering for Negreanu. “Any other time, I would be rooting for him,” he said. But he played on and stuck to his strategy. “I’m happy with how I played. I didn’t really make any mistakes.”


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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