WSOP Main Event concludes tonight while Abhinav Iyer and Alan Sternberg are latest bracelet winners. Check out these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
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There are now just three players remaining in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Germany’s Hossein Ensan holds a strong chip lead over Canada’s Alex Livingston and Italy’s Dario Sammartino. On Monday, the field went from five to three as Kevin Maahs and Garry Gates were eliminated with the pair receiving $2.2 million and $3 million, respectively for their 4th and 5th place.
Ensan, Livingston and Sammartino still have $20 million to play for with $4 million set for 3rd place, $6 million for 2nd place and $10 million going to the champion in addition to the coveted bracelet.
— PokerNews (@PokerNews) July 16, 2019
Play will resume at 5:30 PM PT as the tournament plays down to a champion. ESPN will pick up coverage of the Main Event on a 30-minute tape delay beginning at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.
|2019 WSOP Main Event Chip Counts (Final Three)|
|Position||Player||Chips||Total WSOP Cashes|
|1||Hossein Ensan||326,800,000||3 ($233,973)|
|2||Alex Livingston||67,000,000||17 ($650,792)|
|3||Dario Sammartino||120,400,000||38 ($3,446,537)|
Abhinav Iyer was victorious in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Closer to win a $564,346 first place prize and his first WSOP bracelet. Iyer, a resident of India, won the country’s 4th WSOP bracelet of the 2019 WSOP. Joining Iyer at the final table wre five other players who achieved six-figure scores: Sammy Lafleur ($349,417), Sergio Aguilar ($256,298), Carlos Chang ($189,584), Patrick Eskandar ($141,432) and Adam Johnson ($106,418). Shaun Deeb finished the event in 7th to take home $80,766.
India's Abhinav Iyer (@abhinaviyre) wins Event #84, "The Closer", $1,500 NLHE (30-min. levels). Iyer tops a huge 2,800-entry field to win $565,346 and his first career WSOP bracelet. https://t.co/jMIX1VdNvf pic.twitter.com/KaqFu5PRus
— WSOP (@WSOP) July 16, 2019
The $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed concluded on Monday night with Alen Sternberg winning his first WSOP bracelet and $448,392 in prize money. Sternberg defeated 835 entries over four days including Evangelos Kokkalis ($227,087), John Richards ($187,670) and Millard Hale ($129,313)
Just six players remained in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship, which got underway at noon. Gal Yifrach held the chip lead to begin the day with Anuj Agarwal, Dong Chen, Kahle Burns, Leonard Mauee and Ben Heath still alive in the event.
Konstaintin Puchkov holds the chip lead in the $3,000 HORSE with 14 players remaining when action resumed at 2 PM PT. Joining Puchkov were notables Paul Volpe, Patrick Leonard, and 2018 winner of the event, Brian Hastings. The remaining players are vying for a piece of the $812,700 prize pool which includes $206,173 going to first place.
The $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo picked up Day 2 on Tuesday with 44 remaining of the original 608. That number had dwindled down to 14 at the time of this writing with Carl Shaw holding the current chip lead. Also alive as of late afternoon are Phil Hellmuth, Jonathan Little, Tony Dunst and David “ODB” Baker.
Watch the WSOP
The conclusion of the WSOP Main Event will be broadcast at 9 PM ET on ESPN. For non-Main Event action, poker fans can tune into CBS All Access for the final table of the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-handed event beginning at 1 PM.
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– Collin Hulbert is back providing his daily fantasy baseball picks with insight for games on Tuesday.
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– Daniel Negreanu is at the $3,000 HORSE, the last event of the 2019 World Series of Poker as he seeks his 16th cash of the summer:
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