2019 World Series of Poker

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
2,000,000 / 4,000,000

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Jour 5 terminé

First-Timer Timothy Su Leads Final 106 Players in Main Event

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante
Timothy Su
Timothy Su

Day 5 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event proved to be the longest yet in the tournament, concluding around 2 a.m. on Thursday with poker titans like Sam Greenwood and Antonio Esfandiari among the final 106 remaining players.

However, all of the seasoned pros are looking up in the counts at a Main Event first-timer. Timothy Su rode a late surge to bag 19,235,000, putting him well clear of second-place Greenwood (11,950,000).

During the final hour, Su busted three-time bracelet winner Brian Yoon when the latter's top pair of kings ran smack into Su's bullets. Then, Su dragged an even bigger pot when he raised on the button and flopped two pair with king-seven, betting all three streets against Yulian Bogdanov. Bogdanov check-raised all in on the river with flopped second pair and a blocker to the nut straight, but Su looked him up after a five-minute tank.

"He was new to the table, so I didn't have much to go off," Su told PokerNews when asked about the big call. "When I took a step back and thought about it, his line didn't seem to make much sense."

With only a few thousand dollars in cashes, Su would seem to be an unlikely chip leader this deep into poker's biggest tournament. However, the software engineer based out of Boston has maintained a very large stack at numerous points, appearing not at all out of place against the more experienced grinders contesting many of the pots against him.

"I'm proud," he said of making it to this point with such a monstrous stack. "When the big blind is the starting stack...to think that's what we all started with is unreal."

Greenwood, Romain Lewis (10,600,000), Andy Hwang (8,660,000), Esfandiari (6,630,000) and Chris Hunichen (6,280,000) are among the well-known players maintaining strong stacks after Day 5.

Two 888poker qualifiers also remain in Greenwood and Mihai Manole.

Meanwhile, two notable storylines ended while another continues to build. Among the roughly 250 players going bust during the course of play was Jill Bryant. Profiled here by PokerNews, Bryant's fearless style got the better of her when she overbet shoved an overpair into David Guay's flopped trips. When the turn and river bricked, Bryant collected a payout for 116th place and took the honors of last woman remaining.

Jill Bryant
Jill Bryant busted out to leave 115 male competitors vying for the title.

Former elite NFL lineman Richard Seymour also hit the rail. After coming in with one of the biggest stacks, he made some large folds en route to nursing a short stack during the latter stages of Day 5. He'd ultimately try swiping the blinds by shoving king-four on the button, only to run into queens and ace-three suited. A king-high flop gave Seymour — along with those hoping for a big mainstream storyline — life, but a queen on the turn doomed him.

Daniel Hachem, however, remains in contention and will continue to try to bring home a second Main Event title for the family over a decade after Joe shipped it in 2005. Pops got $7.5 million for that win, and Daniel's vying for an even bigger one with $10 million up top here in 2019.

Hachem and the rest of the remaining competitors will resume play with another hour left at 40,000/80,000/80,000, starting at noon on Thursday. Come back to PokerNews then for continued coverage of poker's most famous tournament.

Tags: Timothy Su

Seat Draw Day 6 $10,000 WSOP Main Event

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4441Luke GrahamUnited States11,280,000141
Amazon4442Pim GielesNetherlands1,505,00019
Amazon4443Jaysun PetruceUnited States1,650,00021
Amazon4444Adam DuongUnited States1,725,00022
Amazon4445Florian DutaRomania8,550,000107
Amazon4446Lars BondingDenmark6,720,00084
Amazon4447Martin HukAustria5,575,00070
Amazon4448Alan GoehringUnited States2,795,00035
Amazon4449Laurids NielsenUnited Kingdom9,955,000124
Amazon4461Ivonir BentoBrazil4,560,00057
Amazon4462Chad PowerUnited States7,480,00094
Amazon4463Steven ParrottUnited States4,505,00056
Amazon4465Warwick MirzikinianAustralia11,430,000143
Amazon4466Henning WendlandtGermany2,975,00037
Amazon4467Kevin MaahsUnited States7,630,00095
Amazon4468Ryan YuCanada4,815,00060
Amazon4469Jarred SolomonSouth Africa1,760,00022
Amazon4501Fan FanChina1,120,00014
Amazon4502Paul DhaliwalCanada3,370,00042
Amazon4503William RomaineUnited States8,960,000112
Amazon4504Mario NavarroSpain3,600,00045
Amazon4505Romain LewisFrance10,600,000133
Amazon4506Jonathan CohenUnited States2,285,00029
Amazon4507Shane AbbottUnited States1,110,00014
Amazon4508Christopher SlyUnited Kingdom3,650,00046
Amazon4509Michael NiwinskiCanada4,960,00062
Amazon4521Andy HwangUnited States8,660,000108
Amazon4522David VedralAustria3,825,00048
Amazon4523Zhen CaiUnited States6,945,00087
Amazon4524Milos SkrbicSerbia10,715,000134
Amazon4525Thomas ParkesUnited States7,310,00091
Amazon4526Duey DuongUnited States11,765,000147
Amazon4527Matthew DavisUnited States2,990,00037
Amazon4528Benjamin SouriauFrance2,015,00025
Amazon4529Nicholas MarchingtonUnited Kingdom10,835,000135
Amazon4541Adedapo AjayiUnited States3,175,00040
Amazon4542Timothy SuUnited States19,235,000240
Amazon4544Alex LivingstonCanada3,935,00049
Amazon4545Michael MessickUnited States3,325,00042
Amazon4546Chang LuoChina2,365,00030
Amazon4547Eric CloutierCanada2,100,00026
Amazon4548Sam GreenwoodCanada11,950,000149
Amazon4549David PattersonUnited States1,500,00019
Amazon4581Mukul PahujaUnited States1,560,00020
Amazon4582Kevin UnkelUnited States4,145,00052
Amazon4583Jesse VilchezUnited States2,440,00031
Amazon4584Garry GatesUnited States4,990,00062
Amazon4585Christopher BartonUnited States3,600,00045
Amazon4586Enrico RudelitzGermany6,180,00077
Amazon4587Daniel HachemAustralia6,765,00085
Amazon4588Robert HeidornUnited Kingdom8,400,000105
Amazon4589Andrew BrinkleyUnited States3,270,00041
Amazon4601Michael KapernarosUnited States6,000,00075
Amazon4602Gabe PatgorskiUnited States5,545,00069
Amazon4603Dan WirgauUnited States1,940,00024
Amazon4604Henry LuUnited States1,125,00014
Amazon4605Michael TomenyPhilipines2,980,00037
Amazon4606Daniel CharltonUnited Kingdom4,090,00051
Amazon4607Ori HassonIsrael2,420,00030
Amazon4608Renato RibeiroPortugal3,065,00038
Amazon4609Dejan PustoslemsekSlovenia3,890,00049
Amazon4641Nicholas DaniasUnited States5,535,00069
Amazon4642Zackary KoerperUnited States8,650,000108
Amazon4643Atlee JonesCanada7,800,00098
Amazon4644Kevin RandUnited States7,130,00089
Amazon4645Hiroki NawaJapan7,760,00097
Amazon4646Thomer PidunGermany5,260,00066
Amazon4647Mitch GarshofskyUnited States2,090,00026
Amazon4648Alex FoxenUnited States2,655,00033
Amazon4649Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil3,530,00044
Amazon4661Dan ColpoysUnited States3,360,00042
Amazon4662Pavlin KarakikovBulgaria1,890,00024
Amazon4663Jake SchindlerUnited States1,390,00017
Amazon4664Preben StokkanUnited States1,100,00014
Amazon4665Christopher WynkoopUnited States5,100,00064
Amazon4666Tobias DuthweilerAustria3,925,00049
Amazon4667Greg HimmelbrandUnited States820,00010
Amazon4668Gregoire AuzouxFrance5,595,00070
Amazon4669Austin LewisUnited States3,760,00047
Amazon4681Kenny SmaronUnited States2,505,00031
Amazon4682Hossein EnsanGermany7,100,00089
Amazon4683Kartik VedIndia5,085,00064
Amazon4684Jacob ThibodeauUnited States4,200,00053
Amazon4685Ian PelzUnited States9,635,000120
Amazon4686Jeff MadsenUnited States1,795,00022
Amazon4688Steven AuHong Kong6,635,00083
Amazon4689Alex WinterUnited States2,850,00036
Amazon4721Justin HarvellUnited States5,105,00064
Amazon4722Marcelo CudosArgentina5,055,00063
Amazon4723Daniel KirschCanada2,775,00035
Amazon4724Dario SammartinoItaly860,00011
Amazon4725Christopher AhrensGermany1,805,00023
Amazon4726Antonio EsfandiariUnited States6,630,00083
Amazon4727Mihai ManoleRomania5,685,00071
Amazon4728Chris HunichenUnited States6,280,00079
Amazon4729Corey BurbickUnited States2,590,00032
Amazon4741John HashemCanada5,800,00073
Amazon4742Jiwoon KimSouth Korea8,490,000106
Amazon4743Greg CandidoUnited States1,600,00020
Amazon4744Johnathan DempseyUnited States1,545,00019
Amazon4745Mostafa AshkarkhizaniUnited States1,400,00018
Amazon4746David GuayCanada9,485,000119
Amazon4747Carl ShawUnited Kingdom1,655,00021
Amazon4748Vitalijs ZavorotnijsLatvia4,340,00054
Amazon4749Oliver BithellUnited Kingdom5,500,00069

End-of-Day 5 Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Timothy Su us
Timothy Su
Day 5 Chip Leader
Sam Greenwood ca
Sam Greenwood
11,950,000 1,850,000
888poker Qualifier
WSOP 1X Winner
Duey Duong us
Duey Duong
11,765,000 -785,000
Warwick Mirzikinian au
Warwick Mirzikinian
11,430,000 830,000
Luke Graham us
Luke Graham
11,280,000 30,000
Nick Marchington gb
Nick Marchington
10,835,000 2,255,000
Day 6 Chip Leader
Milos Skrbic rs
Milos Skrbic
10,715,000 2,515,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
10,600,000 200,000
Laurids Nielsen gb
Laurids Nielsen
9,955,000 -335,000
Ian Pelz us
Ian Pelz
9,635,000 935,000
David Guay ca
David Guay
9,485,000 1,185,000
WSOP 1X Winner
William Romaine us
William Romaine
8,960,000 60,000
Andy Hwang us
Andy Hwang
8,660,000 -640,000
Zackary Koerper us
Zackary Koerper
8,650,000 135,000
Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
8,550,000 2,950,000
Jiwoon Kim kr
Jiwoon Kim
8,490,000 -910,000
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
8,400,000 500,000
Atlee Jones ca
Atlee Jones
7,800,000 5,350,000
Hiroki Nawa jp
Hiroki Nawa
7,760,000 1,910,000
Kevin Maahs us
Kevin Maahs
7,630,000 1,480,000
Chad Power us
Chad Power
7,480,000 -220,000
Thomas Parkes us
Thomas Parkes
7,310,000 560,000
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
7,130,000 1,680,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
7,100,000 -400,000
Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai
6,945,000 745,000

Lire Plus

Day 5 Concludes

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante

The remaining 106 players have bagged and tagged for the night. Timothy Su is the chip leader with 19,235,000.

Full chip counts and a recap of the day will be posted within the hour.

Bonding Sticks Around

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante

Lars Bonding opened the action with a raise from early position to 190,000. Antonio Esfandiari three-bet from middle position to 405,000 and Bonding called.

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and Bonding checked-called a continuation-bet from Esfandiari for 265,000. The turn fell {j-Clubs} and Bonding checked. Esfandiari fired a second barrel of 485,000 and Bonding peeled. The river was {q-Spades} and both players checked.

Bonding tabled {k-Spades}{q-Clubs} and the dealer announced his hand of aces and queens with a king kicker. Esfandiari hesitated for a moment before checking his cards and then sending them to the muck.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Lars Bonding dk
Lars Bonding
6,380,000 80,000
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
5,750,000 -1,750,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariLars Bonding

Duong Eliminates Hecklen

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante
Henrik Hecklen
Henrik Hecklen

Duey Duong raised to 175,000 in middle position and Henrik Hecklen called in the cutoff. Kevin Maahs three-bet to 430,000 in the small blind and both Duong and Hecklen called.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} and Maahs started with a check. Duong fired out a bet of 550,000 and Hecklen shoved all in for around 3,900,000. Maahs quickly folded and Duong flicked in a chip to call.

Duey Duong: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Henrik Hecklen: {k-Spades}{8-Spades}

While Duong flopped a set of sevens, Hecklen had a straight and flush draw. The turn was the {8-Clubs} which brought some chop outs now and the river was the {5-Clubs}. Duong improved to a full house to scoop a massive pot and eliminate Hecklen.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Duey Duong us
Duey Duong
12,550,000 10,550,000
Kevin Maahs us
Kevin Maahs
6,150,000 -915,000
Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen

Tags: Henrik HecklenKevin MaahsDuey Duong

Su Approaching 20 Million After Eliminating Bogdanov

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante
Timothy Su
Timothy Su

Timothy Su raised to 175,000 from the button and Yulian Bogdanov called from the small blind.

The flop was {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, Bogdanov checked, Su continued for 200,000 and Bogdanov called.

The turn was the {10-Hearts}, Bogdanov checked, Su bet 475,000 and Bogdanov called.

The river was the {6-Clubs}, Bogdanov checked, Su bet 900,000 and Bogdanov check-raised all in for 3,295,000.

Su went into the tank for several minutes, apologizing to his tablemates several times for taking a while. After about five minutes total, Su called.

Bogdanov slammed down {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for a pair of kings, while Su turned over {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for kings and sevens to eliminate Bogdanov and increase his chip lead.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Timothy Su us
Timothy Su
19,200,000 4,100,000
Day 5 Chip Leader
Yulian Bogdanov bg
Yulian Bogdanov

Tags: Timothy SuYulian Bogdanov

Madsen Doubles Through Cudos

Niveau 26 : 40,000/80,000, 80,000 ante

After an early position open and a Marcelo Cudos flat in the next seat, Jeff Madsen jammed for about 700,000. Only Cudos gave him action, holding {8-}{8-}. Madsen was in a good spot to double with {10-}{10-} and did just that after he flopped a set.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Marcelo Cudos ar
Marcelo Cudos
4,280,000 880,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
1,750,000 -720,000
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Jeff MadsenMarcelo Cudos