2021 World Series of Poker

WSOP Day 38: Day 1c of the Main Event Begins; Carroll Leads SALUTE TO WARRIORS

Taylor Carroll

Day 38 of the 2019 World Series of Poker will be another busy day even though there are only two events in action.

The $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS event resumes with just eight players left. Taylor Carroll holds a commanding chip lead followed by Susan Faber and Dean Yoon.

Meanwhile, the Rio Convention Center will be buzzing with a colossal Day 1c field of the WSOP $10,000 Main Event expected as it is the third and final opening day of the poker event of the year. Last year witnessed 4,571 entrants on the final opening flight and based on the over WSOP turnout so far; this year could be even bigger.

Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.


Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em

This event, which raised money for the United Service Organization (USO) and other military-related charities, took a day off yesterday in honor of American Independence Day.

The action resumes today at noon PDT with blinds at 100,000/200,000 and a big blind ante of 200,000. It will be broadcasted at CBS All Access in the United States, Canada, and Australia, and at PokerGO in the rest of the world starting at 1 p.m. PDT.

Taylor Carroll
Taylor Carroll leads the final eight players.

Taylor Carroll (13,000,000) enters the action with almost as many chips as his nearest two competitors Susan Faber (8,400,000) and Dean Yoon (6,000,000) combined. Carroll is a veteran himself as he retired from the United States Air Force in 2015 after spending the best part of six years at Barksdale Air Force Base performing maintenance on the B-52H bomber.

Also in the hunt for their first taste of WSOP gold are Chris Canan (5,600,000), Kulwant Singh (3,300,000), Uriah Grossglauser (2,200,000), Jose Annaloro (1,900,000), and Jordan Knackstedt (1,700,000).

Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Seat Draw

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jose AnnaloroVenezuela1,265,0006
2Susan FaberUnited States7,280,00036
3Uriah GrossglauserUnited States3,655,00018
4Taylor CarrollUnited States13,525,00068
5Dean YoonUnited States6,845,00034
6Kulwant SinghUnited States2,225,00011
7Chris CananUnited States6,105,00031
8Jordan KnackstsedtCanada2,050,00010

Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Payouts

After the elimination of Taehyung Kim in ninth place for $9,486 on July 3, the remaining eight players are each guaranteed a $12,323 payout with the winner going home with their first WSOP gold bracelet and the $121,161 top prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1  $121,161
2  $74,785
3  $53,887
4  $39,248
5  $28,897
6  $21,510
7  $16,190
8  $12,323
9Taehyung KimSouth Korea$9,486

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's final day at noon PDT. Live updates can be found here.


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

The first two opening flights Main Event are in the books with already 3,250 players joining in on the action including 1,915 on yesterday's Day 1b.

This is close to the 3,303 entrants that participating in the first two opening days last year when John Cynn finished on top of a field of 7,874 entrants to win the $8.8 million top prize. Last year was the second largest Main Event with only the 2006 Main Event more significant when Jamie Gold outlasted a field of 8,773 entrants to win the $12 million top prize.

Adam Owen
Adam Owen bags Day 1b chip lead.

United Kingdom's Adam Owen bagged the chip lead on yesterday's Day 1b with a stack of 351,800 with three-time bracelet winner Asi Moshe (330,200), Gary Blackwood (330,200), Tyler Gaston (329,200), and Allen Kessler (301,800) also bagging over 300,000 in chips. This group sits well behind Day 1a chip leader Bryan Campanello who bagged up 417,500 on Wednesday, July 3.

Today will feature the start of Day 1c at noon PDT with players starting with a monster stack of 60,000 in chips. The action will conclude after five blind levels of two hours each. The final field size won't be known until the start of Day 2c on Sunday with late registration permitted until the beginning of both second days.

2019 WSOP Main Event Top 10 Stacks After Day 1b

#PlayerCountryDay QualifiedChip CountBig Blinds
1Bryan CampanelloUnited StatesDay 1a417,500522
2Adam OwenUnited KingdomDay 1b351,800440
3Raymond Travis RiceUnited StatesDay 1a335,000419
4Asi MosheIsraelDay 1b330,200413
4Gary BlackwoodUnited KingdomDay 1b330,200413
6Tyler GastonUnited StatesDay 1b329,200412
7Allen KesslerUnited StatesDay 1b301,800377
8Brandon FraizerUnited StatesDay 1b298,400373
9Timothy SuUnited StatesDay 1a297,300372
10Galen HallUnited StatesDay 1b295,700370

Follow PokerNews as our Live Reporting team will be covering the event from start to finish with live updates, beginning with today's Day 1c at noon PDT. Live updates can be found here.


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