Sunday provided plenty of action as the main event final table got underway and two more WSOP gold bracelets found new owners, one from online play and one from live:
|82||$1,500||No Limit Hold’em Double Stack||🇺🇸 Tom Koral||$530,164|
|88||$500||WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver||🇺🇸 Taylor “Galactar” Paur||$149,240|
Event #82: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack
Claiming the second bracelet of his career yesterday was Tom Koral who outlasted a field of 2,589 entries and earned the top prize of $530,164. Koral is primarily a mixed game player, but didn’t seem to hinder him on his way to victory in the most popular format of the game. Barry Shulman also final tabled this event seeking his third bracelet but instead found third place coming up just short.
Event #88: $500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver
Sunday also saw the ninth and final online event conclude with Taylor “Galactar” Paur claiming victory and his second bracelet over 1,325 entries for $149,240.52. This year was the most online events the World Series had ever hosted and they were all met with impressive numbers as anyone who was physically in Nevada or New Jersey was able to log in and play for a bracelet.
Event #84: The Closer – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
The three opening flights of the repeat popular event attracted 2,337 entrants with about half of those coming from yesterday’s Day 1c field. Today was originally scheduled to be the final day, however, like several other tournaments this Summer, it may very well be extended an additional day as the large field still has 196 players returning. Notables Shaun Deeb, Ari Engel and Jeff Gross all bring in healthy stacks today but it is Tam Nguyen who leads them all in the hunt for the bracelet and the nearly half a million prize of $490,359.
Event #85: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
This event will award one of the final bracelets of the Summer today with just six players remaining out of the original field of 835 entrants. Millard Hale is in first place for chip counts but John Richards is also close on his heels with Joseph Cheong coming into the day as the short stack. In addition to their very first WSOP bracelet, the remaining contestants are battling for the $448,392 up top.
Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship
This tournament saw 24 players join in on the action before the start of yesterday’s Day 2 to round out the field of 272 entries in the final $10,000 buy-in event of the World Series. Only 16 players survived to find a bag yesterday and return today with Anuj Agarwal leading the way and aiming for the whopping $630,747 first place prize. Two previous bracelet winners also remain in the hunt for their next one with Ben Heath securing a healthy stack and Gal Yifrach bagging the shortest stack of the remaining players. The tournament is scheduled to play down to the final six today however with only 16 remaining it’s possible tournament staff could let it play out to the end.
Event #87: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
The final mixed-game event of the World Series kicked off yesterday drawing 301 entrants to create a prize pool of over $800,000 with first place taking home $206,173. Harold Klein enters the day as the chip leader but defending champion Brian Hastings also bagged a decent stack and is in contention for the rare back-to-back repeat with 127 players returning. Hastings has found plenty of success at the World Series in his career, already in possession of four gold bracelets.
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship
The main kicked off the first day of the final table yesterday with plenty of chips flying. The original plan was to play down to six from the nine who began the day, however, after only 56 hands play was stopped with just five remaining in contention for the prestigious bracelet and $10,000,000 prize that awaits the eventual champion. Hossein Ensan entered the day as the massive chip leader and was able to hold onto that position but Garry Gates also chipped up yesterday and the two big stacks hold around 75 percent of the chips in play between them. Yesterday saw Milos Skrbic take ninth for $1,000,000, Timothy Su eighth for $1,250,000, Nick Marchington seventh for $1,525,000, and then finally Zhen Cai for $1,850,000.
As we enter the final two days of the 2019 World Series of Poker, stay tuned here as for updates as we draw closer to crowning the final bracelet winners and the next Main Event champion!