2019 World Series of Poker

Event #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em
Tage: 3

Brandon Adams Leads the Final 7 in the $50,000 Final Fifty; $1.6 Million for the Winner

Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for the final day, Day 3 of Event #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em.

Two days ago, the second $50,000 buy-in high roller tournament of the WSOP began. Once registration closed at the beginning of Day 2, there would be 71 unique entrants producing a total field of 123 entries that created a prize pool of $5,904,000. That meant the top 19 players would finish in the money.

Steffen Sontheimer (19th), Sean Winter (15th), Dan Smith (14th), Talal Shakerchi (13th), Cary Katz (12th), Ben Heath (10th), and Elior Sion (9th) were just some of the players who achieved that landmark, but fell short of the official final table.

Unfortunately for Seth Davies, his elimination in eighth place would see play halted for the night as the final seven players bagged up in preparation for the live-streamed final table set to resume today.

Final Fifty Final Table Line-Up

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Brandon AdamsUnited States11,970,00075
2Michael AddamoAustralia5,765,00036
3Danny TangHong Kong4,550,00028
4Keith TilstonUnited States1,500,0009
5Ali ImsirovicUnited States2,190,00014
6Sam SoverelUnited States3,600,00023
7Adrian MateosSpain7,375,00046

Note: The button will be on Adrian Mateos, and there will be a dead small blind. There are 24 minutes and 5 seconds remaining of Level 22 which features blinds of 80,000-160,000 and a 160,000 big blind ante.

Leading the final seven players is Brandon Adams, who finished with 11,970,000 in chips after going on a huge heater late in the day. 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 $411,561 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.

Sitting second chips is high roller regular and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos who finished with 7,375,000 in chips on the back of eliminating Davies in eight-place. Australian Michael Addamo sits in third-place overall with 5,765,000 after being one of the short stacks in the money before rocketing up the leaderboard once play began approaching the final table. Addamo, however, doubled up Danny Tang on the ninth hand of the final table to drop back into the middle of the pack as Tang surged up and finished with 4,550,000 in chips. Tang is having the best year of his poker career by far, having banked $2 million in the first 6 months of 2019 - but he is yet to win that elusive WSOP bracelet. This will represent his best chance yet.

High Roller regular Sam Soverel is in fifth-place overall with 3,600,000 after being one of Adams' victims as he ascended up into the overwhelming chip lead. Poker Masters purple jacket winner Ali Imsirovic finished with 2,190,000 in chips, while 2018 U.S. Poker Open Main Event Champion Keith Tilston rounds out the final table with 1,500,000 in chips.

The final seven players are currently guaranteed $212,292, while all eyes will be locked on the first-place prize of $1,608,406 along with the coveted WSOP bracelet, and title of Final Fifty champion.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to provide continuous hand-for-hand live updates of all the Final Fifty final table action once play is underway at noon PDT, while CBS All Access and PokerGO will be airing the final table from 1 p.m. (PDT). So stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com for all your live reporting needs from the Final Fifty, and every event of the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Adrian MateosAli ImsirovicBrandon AdamsDanny TangKeith TilstonMichael AddamoSam Soverel