2019 WSOP Day 9: Down to Final Table in Big 50

2019 WSOP Day 9: Down to Final Table in Big 50

The Big 50 anniversary tournament will find its winner today, so many people will be watching to see who bought in for $500 and will walk away a millionaire and gold bracelet winner.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, June 6, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 3:  $500 Big 50 NLHE – Day 4 of 5

Entries:  28,371 (17,970 unique players)

Prize pool:  $13,509,435

Players paid:  4,258

Minimum payout:  $750

Winner payout:  $1,147,449

Players remaining:  7

Final table chip counts:

Femi Fashakin (USA) – 314 million chips

Walter Atwood (USA) – 297 million chips

Rafi Elharar (Israel) – 227.5 million chips

Paul Cullen (USA) – 191.5 million chips

Nicholas Chow (USA) – 170 million chips

Adrian Curry (USA) – 126 million chips

Daniel Ghobrial (Canada) – 101 million chips

Final table payouts thus far:

8th place:  Morten Christensen (Singapore) – $141,126

9th place:  David Rasmussen (USA) – $109,922

Day 5 starting time:  12noon

Event 11:  $5K NLHE – Final

Total entries:  400

Prize pool:  $1,860,000

Players paid:  60

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Daniel Strelitz (USA) – $442,385

2nd place:  Shannon Shorr (USA) – $273,416

3rd place:  Ognjen Sekularac (Serbia) – $186,050

4th place:  Ali Imsirovic (USA) – $129,018

5th place:  Maria Ho (USA) – $91,211

6th place:  Arsenii Karmatckii (Russia) – $65,764

7th place:  Maria Mcalpin (USA) – $48,377

8th place:  Pauli Ayras (Finland) – $36,323

9th place:  Michael O’Grady (Australia) – $27,878

Event 13:  $1,500 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw – Final

Total entries:  296

Prize pool:  $399,600

Players paid:  45

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Yuval Bronshtein (Israel) – $96,278

2nd place:  Ajay Chabra (USA) – $59,491

3rd place:  Jerry Wong (USA) – $39,986

4th place:  Steven Tabb (USA) – $27,477

5th place:  Michael Sortino (USA) – $19,313

6th place:  Bjorn Geissert (Germany) – $13,892

7th place:  Craig Chait (USA) – $10,232

8th place:  Frank Kassela (USA) – $7,722

Event 14:  $1,500 HORSE – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  751

Prize pool:  $1,013,850

Players paid:  113

Minimum payout:  $2,253

Winner payout:  $207,003

Day 2 players remaining:  28

Chip leader:  Jason Acosta (USA) – 754,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 15:  $10K NLHE Heads-Up – Day 2 of 4

Total entries:  112

Prize pool:  $572,800

Players paid:  8

Minimum payout:  $31,151

Winner payout:  $186,356

Day 2 players remaining:  4

Chip leader:  n/a (all players start with 1.92 million chips)

Final table payouts thus far:

5th place:  James Dambrosio (USA) – $31,151

6th place:  Jake Schindler (USA) – $31,151

7th place:  Kristen Bicknell (Canada) – $31,151

8th place:  Matthias Eibinger (Austria) – $31,151

Day 3 starting time:  Saturday, June 8 at 12noon

Event 16:  $1,500 NLHE 6-Handed – Day 2 of 3

Total entries:  1,832

Prize pool:  $2,473,200

Players paid:  275

Minimum payout:  $2,252

Winner payout:  $407,739

Day 2 players remaining:  21

Chip leader:  Romain Nussmann (France) – 8,095,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 17:  $1,500 NLHE Shootout – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  917

Prize pool:  $1,237,950

Players paid:  100

Minimum payout:  $5,279

Winner payout:  $238,824

Day 1 players remaining:  100

Chip leader:  Adrian Scarpa (USA) & Michael O’Grady (USA) – 247,000 chips each

Day 2 starting time:  12noon

Event 18:  $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or-Better – Day 1 of 4

Total entries: 173 (registration still open)

Prize pool:  $1,626,200 (not final)

Players paid:  TBD

Minimum payout:  TBD

Winner payout:  TBD

Day 1 players remaining:  90

Chip leader:  Yarron Bendor (USA) – 375,500 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

In Event 11, Daniel Strelitz collected his first WSOP gold bracelet in the $5K NLHE event. He said he ran well at the final table, and the win felt good, especially considering he had come close in the past and had been disappointed that he hadn’t won. This gave him a sense of relief.

“It’s awesome. My parents are my biggest fans,” he said of their attendance at the tournament. “All my friends have bracelets, and they have been needling me about the bracelet winners’ event this year … So, they don’t get to needle me anymore.”

Another player with multiple past final table appearances, Yuval Bronshtein, captured his first gold as well, his in the NL 2-7 Lowball Draw tournament. He considered this variation to be the purest form of poker, and he had fun coming back from a short stack to win.

“I’m just overflowing with happiness right now,” he said. “I have had a rough year. So, this is really good. The bad things that have happened to me have made me stronger, and I’m really happy.”


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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