Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Patrick Leonard Still in the Running; Final Table Starts at 1 p.m.

Patrick Leonard

The 2019 World Series of Poker is coming closer and closer to the end but there are a few more bracelets to be won. One of them will belong to the winner of Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em. The winner out of the 671 players will walk away with the bracelet and a whopping $380,090. All of the remaining players have guaranteed themselves of at least $59,421.

David Gonzalez is the chip leader of the bunch. He bagged 4,295,000 last night after he eliminated Andras Nemeth in the last hand of the day. They still have 15 minutes and 45 seconds left in level 25: 25,000/50,000 with a big blind ante of 50,000 so that means that Gonzalez will start the day with about 86 big blinds. Gonzalez has a little over $40,000 in recorded winnings and he already more than doubled that by securing a spot at the final six.

Canada's Guillaume Nolet starts the day in second and he won't be able to more than double his recorded live winnings. If he wins, however, he would secure his biggest cash ever so there is still a record he can go for. He is the only player at the final at the start of the day who is close to Gonzalez as both Nolet and Gonzalez have more than double of the third-placed player at the start of the day.

Well-known French pro Ivan Deyra starts in third place. Deyra reached a final table earlier this summer but he couldn't finish higher than eighth in that one. Deyra is still waiting for his first WSOP bracelet but he does own three WSOP rings he won in France and Morroco. The Frenchman has work to do if he wants to take home the bracelet today. Deyra will climb over the $1,000,000 in recorded winnings with his spot in the final six.

David Dibernardi is one of three Davids at the final table. Dibernardi owns a WSOP circuit ring, just like Deyra. Dibernardi has the possibility to improve on his biggest cash and also cross the half-million mark on recorded live winnings. The American has six tournament winnings and this could be his seventh.

Patrick Leonard is one of the better-known players at the final table. The former #1 ranked online player in the world starts the day close to the bottom of the leaderboard. This is Leonard his seventh cash of the summer but he had yet to make a final table. He bubbled the official final table of one of the earlier events this summer but he now has a series shot at a bracelet. Leonard starts the day with roughly 26 blinds for the first 15 minutes.

At the bottom, we can find the third David of the bunch. David Weinstein starts the day with a little over 10 big blinds and he needs to spin it up to have a serious shot at the bracelet and the big bucks. Weinstein is in the same situation as one of the other Davids at the final table. He already more than doubled his recorded live winnings with a sixth-place finish but he is, of course, eyeing the bracelet, just like the other players.

Play kicks off at 1 p.m. local time with 15 minutes and 45 seconds left in level 25: 25,000/50,000 and a big blind ante of 50,000. PokerNews will be on-site to provide hand-for-hand coverage of the final table.

Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1David DibernardiUnited States1,365,00027
2David GonzalezUnited States4,295,00086
3Guillaume NoletCanada3,960,00079
4David WeinsteinUnited States515,00010
5Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom1,320,00026
6Ivan DeyraFrance1,975,00039

Tags: Andras NemethDavid DibernardiDavid GonzalezDavid WeinsteinGuillaume NoletIvan DeyraPatrick Leonard