2019 World Series of Poker

Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Jours 3
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
50,000 / 100,000

Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Jour 3 a débuté

Seat Draw Day 3 Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4012Josh AriehUnited States954,00060
Amazon4013James CarrollUnited States162,00010
Amazon4014Ben KeelineUnited States203,00013
Amazon4015Ryan OlisarUnited States1,396,00087
Amazon4016Kenny HallaertBelgium526,00033
Amazon4017Kristen BicknellCanada385,00024
Amazon4018Gal YifrachUnited States237,00015
Amazon4019Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom722,00045
Amazon4021Robert HeidornUnited Kingdom431,00027
Amazon4022Ian SteinmanUnited States463,00029
Amazon4023Tuan PhanUnited States347,00022
Amazon4024Anatoly FilatovUnited States145,0009
Amazon4025Ari EngelUnited States815,00051
Amazon4026Jose BritoPortugal493,00031
Amazon4027Pedro MarquesPortugal546,00034
Amazon4028Pablo MelognoUruguay978,00061
Amazon4029Mark RadojaCanada327,00020
Amazon4031Wilbern HoffmanUnited States191,00012
Amazon4032Hon Cheong LeeChina290,00018
Amazon4033James HughesUnited States377,00024
Amazon4034David "Bakes" BakerUnited States688,00043
Amazon4035Michael FinsteinUnited States1,411,00088
Amazon4036Michael StephensonUnited Kingdom202,00013
Amazon4037Harald SammerAustria448,00028
Amazon4038Truyen NguyenUnited States500,00031
Amazon4039Baitai LiUnited States1,686,000105

Only 26 Players Remain On Day 3 of Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Kristen Bicknell
Kristen Bicknell

In a field of which many of the biggest names at the 2019 World Series of Poker took to the felt, only 26 players still remain in Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. They will all have one goal in mind today and that is to reach the final six in order to earn a shot at a WSOP gold bracelet and $427,399.

Leading the field for the second straight day is Baitai Li who will enter Day 3 with 1,686,000 chips. Li held on to the chip lead throughout much of Day 2 but he now has a couple of players nipping on his heels. Michael Finstein wrapped up the day with 1,411,000 after quietly going about his business while Ryan Olisar put 1,396,000 in his bag. Olisar played much of Day 2 with Li but the two will be separated to start today.

Some other big names to keep an eye out for throughout the day include Josh Arieh (954,000), Ari Engel (815,000), Barny Boatman(722,000), David "Bakes" Baker (688,000), Kenny Hallaert (526,000), and Kristen Bicknell (385,000). Most of which already have WSOP bracelets to their name but a few are still looking for their first.

The action will get underway at 1 p.m. local time with the blinds starting at 8,000/16,000 and a 16,000 big blind ante. The levels will be 60 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every two levels. A 60-minute dinner break is scheduled for after the sixth level. The schedule indicates that play will stop once the final six have been reached but that could still change based on the pace of play.

Continue to follow the PokerNews live reporting team to find out who will make the final table and earn a shot at a WSOP gold bracelet.

Tags: Ari EngelBaitai LiBarny BoatmanJosh AriehKenny HallaertKristen BicknellMichael FinsteinRyan Olisar

Niveau: 21

Blinds: 8,000/16,000

Ante: 16,000

No-One is Here to Fold

Niveau 21 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante

Under the gun, first hand of the day and the first shove. Ben Keeline put his 203,000 on the line right away, receiving no call.

When Wilbern Hoffman did the same, however, for 183,000, he did find a caller in Day 1 and Day 2 overnight chip leader Baitai Li, who called with {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Hoffman's {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} held up across the {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades} runout and he moved up to the middle of the pack in chips.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
1,500,000 -186,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Wilbern Hoffman us
Wilbern Hoffman
380,000 189,000

Tags: Baitai LiBen KeelineWilbern Hoffman

James Carroll Eliminated in 26th Place ($12,244)

Niveau 21 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
James Carroll
James Carroll

Josh Arieh and James Carroll were heads-up in a hand with the flop reading {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Carroll came into the day as one of the short stacks and had the majority of his chips already in the middle. The two players got the rest in the middle and the cards were tabled.

Josh Arieh: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
James Carroll: {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The {k-Clubs} on the turn provided Carroll with a flush draw to go with his two live cards but the {q-Diamonds} on the river bricked off and he was the first casualty of the day.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
1,150,000 196,000
WSOP 6X Winner
James Carroll us
James Carroll

Tags: James CarrollJosh Arieh

Michael Stephenson Eliminated in 25th Place ($12,244)

Niveau 21 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Michael Stephenson
Michael Stephenson

The action folded to Michael Stephenson in the cutoff who shipped all in for his last 162,000. Harald Sammer re-shoved all in on the button and the blinds got out of the way.

Harald Sammer: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Michael Stephenson: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}

Stephenson was looking to find an ace but the flop of {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} made things awfully challenging. The turn was the {j-Diamonds} and the river was the {6-Spades} to send Stephenson to the payout desk.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
583,000 -37,000
Michael Stephenson gb
Michael Stephenson

Tags: Harald SammerMichael Stephenson

Anatoly Filatov Eliminated in 24th Place ($12,244)

Niveau 21 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Anatoly Filatov
Anatoly Filatov

The lowest in chips of those returning today, Anatoly Filatov found a spot to jam with {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} needing to hit against the {a-Spades}{8-Clubs} of Robert Heidorn. A queen-high runout means the end of his Day 3. The current stacks at the table now without Filatov are below.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
1,160,000 182,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
910,000 95,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
640,000 209,000
Jose Brito pt
Jose Brito
420,000 -73,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
360,000 -103,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
255,000 -72,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
145,000 -202,000

Tags: Anatoly Filatov

Hon Cheong Lee Eliminated in 23rd Place, Robert Heidorn Eliminated in 22nd Place ($12,244)

Niveau 21 : 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Hon Cheong Lee
Hon Cheong Lee

The action folded to Baitai Li on the button who raised it up to 34,000. Hon Cheong Lee three-bet shoved all in for 271,000 in the big blind and Li asked for a count before making the call.

Baitai Li: {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Hon Cheong Lee: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

The flop came {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Li took the lead with a pair of nines. The {j-Spades} and {2-Spades} runout would not help Lee as he became the next player to fall.

Meanwhile, at the table next door, Ari Engel and Robert Heidorn collided in a massive pot that resulted in Heidorn leaving the tournament area. Engel was stacking the chips to join the leaders with a seven-figure stack.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
1,880,000 380,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
1,645,000 735,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Hon Cheong Lee hk
Hon Cheong Lee
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn

Tags: Ari EngelBaitai LiHon Cheong LeeRobert Heidorn