2019 WSOP Day 6: Heath Wins High Roller

2019 WSOP Day 6: Heath Wins High Roller

As everyone anxiously awaited the final numbers from the Big 50 anniversary tournament at the World Series of Poker, other players moved forward with their events. And that was a good thing, as the numbers have still not been revealed.

Look for that information to be announced with some fanfare today.

But let’s go back a day.

On Monday, June 3, this is what happened.

Event 3:  $500 Big 50 NLHE – Day 2C

Entries:  more than 25,000

Prize pool:  still TBD ($5 million guaranteed)

Players paid:  still TBD

Players remaining:  unclear

Day 2A chip leader:  Mikhail Vilkov (Russian Federation) – 3,475,000 chips

Day 2B chip leader:  Jerald Willilamson (USA) – 4,105,000 chips

Day 2C chip leader:  Saya Ono (USA) – 3,810,000 chips

Day 2D starting time:  10am today

Day 3 starting time:  11am on Wednesday, June 5

Event 5:  $50K 50th Annual NLHE High Roller – Final

Total entries:  110

Prize pool: $5,280,000

Players paid:  17

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Ben Heath (UK) – $1,484,085

2nd place:  Andrew Lichtenberger (USA) – $917,232

3rd place:  Sam Soverel (USA) – $640,924

4th place:  Dmitry Yurasov (Russia) – $458,138

5th place:  Nick Petrangelo (USA) – $335,181

6th place:  Chance Kornuth (USA) – $251,128

7th place:  Elio Fox (USA) – $192,794

8th place:  Cary Katz (USA) – $151,755

9th place:  David Einhorn (USA) – $122,551

Event 6:  $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw – Final

Total entries:  296

Prize pool:  $666,000

Players paid:  45

1st place:  Daniel Zack (USA) – $160,447

2nd place:  Sumir Mathur (USA) – $99,153

3rd place:  Brayden Gazlay (USA) – $65,217

4th place:  Jon Turner (USA) – $43,984

5th place:  Jesse Hampton (USA) – $30,437

6th place:  Jake Schwartz (USA) – $21,625

Event 8:  $10K Short Deck NLHE – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  114

Prize pool:  $1,071,600

Players paid:  18

Minimum payout:  $14,615

Winner payout:  $296,227

Day 2 players remaining: 7

Final table chip counts:

Chance Kornuth (USA) – 2,163,000 chips

Alex Epstein (USA) – 1,275,000 chips

Yong Wang (China) – 1,176,000 chips

Anson Tsang (Hong Kong) – 975,000 chips

Rene van Krevelen (Netherlands) – 563,000 chips

Andrew Robl (USA) – 406,000 chips

Thai Ha (USA) – 283,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  3pm

Event 9:  $600 NLHE Deep Stack – Day 1 of 2

Total entries: 6,150

Prize pool:  $3,229,275

Players paid:  923

Minimum payout:  $874

Winner payout:  $398,281

Day 1 players remaining: 581

Chip leader: Guillermo Padilla – 1,458,000 chips

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 10:  $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  470

Prize pool:  $634,500

Players paid:  71

Minimum payout:  $2,250

Winner payout:  $144,957

Day 1 players remaining:  155

Chip leader:  Danny Noam (USA) – 81,100 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Event 11:  $5K NLHE – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  343 (registration still open)

Prize pool:  $1,594,950 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining: 137

Chip leader:  Dan Smith (USA) – 321,100 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

As the Big 50 information remains complete, there was more than enough information for the other tournaments, including two new gold bracelet winners.

Ben Heath of the UK captured his first WSOP bracelet in the $50K buy-in High Roller event, something with which he’s familiar because of his affinity for high-stakes tournaments. But winning his first bracelet “feels a lot better than I thought it would,” he said.

A bit later, it was Dan Zack taking home his first piece of WSOP gold in the Limit Mixed Triple Draw contest. The New Jersey native took home the largest cash in his personal WSOP history.

Several other tournaments got underway, a few neared final table status, and the action will continue today in all of them as everyone secretly anticipates the Big 50 announcement.

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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