News from the 2019 World Series of Poker: June 20
Several more events are in the books at the 2019 World Series of Poker as Ismael Bojang was crowned champion of Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha after beating 1,206 entries. Bojang beat James Little heads-up and took home his first WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize of almost $300K
If you watched the live streamed LFG podcast yesterday for Ladies week you got to see Katie Stone and Jamie Kerstetter playing LIVE in the $500 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack It took only a little over seven hours to play down to a winner
And it was Dan 'centrefieldr' Lupo that had all the chips at the end of play and about one hundred and forty five K.
Joseph Cheong won the first bracelet of his career in Event #34: $1K Double Stack. Cheong takes home the first-place prize of almost $700k for his victory after defeating a four-figure field putting him at over $6,300,000 in total earnings at the World Series of Poker.
The big bracelet event going down on the main stage yesterday with all the attention featured Daniel Negreanu, Frank Kasella, John Hennigan and David “ODB” Baker. John Hennigan topped a field of 88 of the world’s best in Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship to earn a first place prize of two hundred and forty five k and his 6th wsop bracelet. If there was any question as to his status as one of the worlds best 7 card stud players, the questions should remain no longer.
A bracelet has already been distributed today in Event #42: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Having performed an extraordinary chip-and-chair comeback from under one big blind, the champion of the $600 NLH/PLO is Aris Moschonas,
Five players remain in Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet leading the pack is Ryan Hughes. Hughes missed out on his third bracelet after finishing runner-up in this exact event last year. Have a look at the leaderboard.
Event #39: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em is coming back for an extra day to determine the winner and there are just 3 players left as we speak. the most recognizable name left in the field is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Barry Shulman and we spoke to his wife Allyn on the break of the ladies event.
Speaking of the Ladies event…In a week which is traditionally known as 'Ladies Week' in Las Vegas, there are many events running that cater for female poker players especially. But the headline has and always will be the Ladies Championship here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Last year’s tournament attracted 696 entries and the 2018 winner, Jessica Dawley, will be defending her title this year.
There are two other days ones today, event 48 is the 2500 no limit hold em, It already has almost as many entries as the ladies this is sure to create a big prize pool.
And at just about at the halfway point the mixed-game portion of the docket is in full swing. Just a week after the $1,500 version of this variant took place, it's time for the world championship of Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw to take center stage.
We will of course be with you every step of the way as we crown champions in all these events and more so keep your cursor locked firmly on PokerNews.com.