Hello Everyone and welcome to your July 10th update from the 2019 World Series of Poker sponsored by Global Poker, it is Day 5 of the Main Event!! 8,569 players are now 307 according to the clock. As I mentioned yesterday the payout jumps are very slight for the most part until you reach 72 players where we jump into the 6-figure pay days. The players left now are guaranteed about $30K. And for some that payday might matter more than others.
One face that probably doesn’t need the money, but that the poker world is rooting for is that of Richard Seymour. the former New England Patriots defensive lineman and three-time Super Bowl champion is coming back with 2.75 million, With 1.7 million being the average stack in play at the moment.
888poker Qualifier Dean Morrone has the chip lead and the Canadian has an incredible story after qualifying for only $100.
Antonio Esfandiari was on the live stream yesterday and had everyone sweating not just in the main event, but because of the massive amount of side action he has going in prop bets. Dario Sammartino has had a stellar summer and is returning today with 2.3 million in chips. Some other names with stacks to keep your eye on are Andrew Brokos, Sasha Liu aka Poker Sasha, Craig McCorkell and Joseph Cheong.
One thing is for certain, there will be a new world champion of poker crowned when all is said and done. Yesterday, the three former world champions left – Chris Moneymaker, Qui Nguyen, and Johnny Chan – were all eliminated, paving the way for a new player to claim poker’s most coveted prize.
Starting at 4pm local time PokerGo will be streaming the Final Fifty High roller which is returning with 7 players. Leading the final seven players is Brandon Adams. Adams is looking to build on the momentum of collecting his first WSOP bracelet in Event #74: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller for more than 400K less then a week ago. If Adams can capture the Final Fifty bracelet, he will move into the top ten in the WSOP Player of the Year race, while simultaneously joining an elusive list of players to capture multiple WSOP bracelets in one World Series, just like Australian Robert Campbell did just over a week ago, the only player to do so currently in 2019. As is to be expected the final seven reads like a who’s who of high roller talent including Michael Addamo, Ali Imsirovic, Adrian Mateos, Danny Tang, Sam Soverel and Keith Tilston. Have a look at the chip counts coming into play.
Shaun Deeb leads the way in the Little One for One Drop, but with 412 players left he will have his work cut out for him. With unlimited re-entry open until the 2nd level of day two the prizepool is massive and the top prize is almost $700K. There are plenty of notables still left in the field including Ryan D’Angelo, Ben Moon and Dara O’Kearney.
$1,500 PLO Bounty is starting its day two today. Last year was the first year the WSOP tried this event, and this year saw even more players registers so we are anticipating a PLO boom. Play will reach the money relatively early today and of course we will keep you posted as we get closer to crowning a champion in this event.
The 3k no limit hold em event is also returning to day 2 today. There are 148 survivors out of the 671 players that started the tournament. Diogo Veiga who won this event last year is still in the field as well Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Michael Tureniec, Justin Bonomo, Marc-André Ladouceur, and Patrick Leonard. There is three hundred and eight k left up top and a lot of play with some of pokers best still left in this event.
Today is the first ever Bracelet winners only tournament. Across 50 years of the World Series of Poker, more than 1,000 players have captured a bracelet and All of those previous winners now have a chance to meet in a unique event dedicated to the appreciation of their achievements at the series, The rake-free tournament is restricted to past champions, promising a truly spectacular lineup of World Series legends at the tables and of course we will have our eyes on PokerNews’ own Chad Holloway.
The $3k 6-Max is also at a final table and will crown a champion tomorrow. Canadian Tu Dao is leading the final six players and if she wins most of the predictions for how many ladies will win an open bracelet this year by PokerNews staff members will have have been off. Have a look at the leaderboard.