Greg Mueller wins his first bracelet in 10 years while four other WSOP winners are crowned. Find these stories and more in the weekend Hit and Run.
The latest from the 2019 WSOP
Five new bracelet winners over the weekend while the $10,000 final table is set with Shaun Deeb ahead.
Greg Mueller won the third bracelet of his poker career when he took down the $10,000 HORSE Championship. Over the course of four days, Mueller outlasted 172 entries in one of the most prominent events of the first half of the WSOP. In addition to taking home his third bracelet, Mueller also wins a first place prize of $425,347. Joining Mueller at the final table were Daniel Ospina ($262,882), Dario Sammartino ($184,854) and Scott Clements ($132,288). Mueller won his previous two bracelets during the 2009 WSOP when he took down the $10,000 Limit Hold’em and $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout.
Thx Mikhail! U played amazing yourself! short stacked for 2 full days and never gave up!!!! Plus u r a super nice guy!! https://t.co/lleHheM3Om
— Greg Mueller (@GregFBT) June 16, 2019
It took six days but Roman Korenev is the victor in the $2,620 No Limit Hold’em Marathon, outlasting 1,083 entries over the last week. For his troubles, Korenev takes home his first gold bracelet and s $477,401 first-place prize. Jared Koppel ($295,008), Dong Sheng Peng ($208,726), Francis Anderson ($149,605) and Joe Curcio ($108,646) each won over six-figures.
In the $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha, Luis Zedan came out on top of an impressive field of 1,526 over four days on Saturday afternoon to win his first bracelet and $236,673. Also winning six-figure scores were Thida Lin ($146,196) and Sam Razavi ($104,888).
Over three days, Thomas Zazyous took down the $3k Six-Max on Saturday morning to win $414,766 and his first WSOP bracelet. Cazayous outlasted 754 entries over the course of the tournament including Nicholas Howard heads-up, Upeshka De Silver and Wojtek Barzantny. The victory was by far Cazayou’s largest of his poker career; prior to the tournament, Cazayous’ biggest cash was just $15,000.
Robert Campbell is the winner of the $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, defeating David Bach ($88,995) heads-up as well as 465 other entries on Sunday morning. Campbell wins a first place prize of $144,027 as well as his first gold bracelet.
Just seven players remain in the $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em with James Mcnurlan and Adam Richardson in a virtual tie for first place as they seek out the $662,594 first place prize.
A total of 6,214 players have entered the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em, a number that had been trimmed to 864 by Sunday evening. Justin Taylor Lapka holds the chip lead at the time of this writing as the remaining players look to get a piece of the $5.6 million prize pool with $687,782 going to first place.
Day 3 of the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice concluded Sunday evening with Shaun Deeb holding the chip, followed by Adam Friedman, Matt Glantz, Michael Mckenna and David Moskowitz aiming for the $312,417 first place prize. Play for Day 4 resumes at noon on Monday, but not without controversy.
Well again @WSOPTD makes an awful ruling to fuck be over think both players abused the system to increase their own equity while we were outside after the proper ruling was made no one wants short day 3s and day 4s in small events that obvious from twitter
— slovesthepoy (@shaundeeb) June 17, 2019
Forty players returned to Day 2 of the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout on Sunday. By Sunday evening just 11 players remained with Jan Lakota holding a small lead with Andrew Lichtenberger, Martin Zamani and Justin Bonomo among those still holding chips.
Sunday saw the beginning of two new tournaments, Events #37 and Events #38. The $800 No Limit Hold’em Deestack got underway at 11 AM PT while the $600 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em Knockout Bounty Event began at 3 PM with late entry until 7:15 PM PT.
Watch the WSOP
On Sunday, poker fans can tune into the $1,000 and $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em event on both PokerGo and CBS All-Access. On Monday, CBS All-Access will feature coverage of the $800 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack 8-handed final table. Both services require a subscription with PokerGo running at $7.99 per month and CBS All-Access at $5.99.
– ICYMI: New Hampshire became the latest state to pass sports betting, with only a signature from the governor standing in its way. Governor Chris Sununu is expected to sign the bill within the next month. The bill allows for land-based and online sports betting with a cap at ten and five, respectively.
– It wasn’t always the case that poker tournament players were held in high regard. Five poker players share their earliest World Series of Poker memories.
– ICYMI: The SugarHouse Casino, based in Pennsylvania, is set to rebrand as the Rivers Casino Philadelphia over the coming months, the same name as the Pittsburgh-based Rivers Casino, which is operated by parent company Rush Street Gaming. As part of the rebranding, the former SugarHouse Casino will also undergo a $15 million facelift.
Best poker videos on the Internet
– Daniel Negreanu plays the $3k Shootout and the $1k Double Stack in his WSOP vlog from Sunday, which followed a check-in from the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice and 2-7 Triple Draw on Saturday.
– Mike Matusow returns with another WSOP vlog as he discusses the $10,000 HORSE.
– Doug Polk is once again on the Poker Life Podcast for a 2-hour discussion to discuss a variety of poker topics: