Day 4 completed
|Blinds||40,000 / 80,000|
Day 4 completed
After ninety-nine hands on the final table in the Amazon Room on the Thunderdome stage in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Daniel Strelitz was the one to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $442,385. Strelitz defeated Shannon Shorr heads-up who cashed for $273,416. Exactly 400 players showed up for Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em during the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.
“I’m feeling pretty good, I finally got it off my back. I came close a few times so it was kinda disappointing but it wasn’t like I was desperate for one. It wasn’t a void in my life or anything. It’s just a massive relief, I’m super happy.” Strelitz said just after winning while surrounded by his parents and friends. “It’s awesome, my parents are my biggest fans. All my friends have bracelets and they have been needling me about the bracelet winners event this year. And now they’re saying that they have a ride to the event cause I’m the car. So, they don’t get to needle me anymore.”
Strelitz came into the final table as the second-shortest stack but managed to overcome all the hurdles in the end. “Yesterday I had about a third of the chips with seven players left and then I lost an insanely large pot to Shannon. I am kinda glad we ended the night after that, I got to get some rest and recover. I’m here now, just play my stack, and go forward.”
Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
|1||Daniel Strelitz||United States||$442,385|
|2||Shannon Shorr||United States||$273,416|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||United States||$129,018|
|5||Maria Ho||United States||$91,211|
|7||Maria Mcalpin||United States||$48,377|
The day started with five of the six players in their seats. Ali Imsirovic missed the first ten hands in which Strelitz found his first double-up through Shorr with ace-king which might have been the kick-start his climb in the chip counts. Arsenii Karmatckii came into the day as the absolute short stack with 13 big blinds and got them all over the line with deuces. Imsirovic called with ace-nine and turned two pair to eliminate the Russian in sixth place for his fourth biggest live tournament cash ever to take him to almost $1.4 million in lifetime cashes according to The Hendon Mob.
Strelitz doubled up again for eleven big blinds through Shorr before Maria Ho was eliminated by him. Ho had put her tournament life at risk with pocket eights while Strelitz had called with the kings. No help came for Ho on the board as Strelitz improved to a full house on the river. Her sixth WSOP final table came to an end for her in fifth place to take her closer to the $4 million mark in lifetime career earnings in live tournaments.
Ognjen Sekularac got short after doubling Strelitz up when he three-bet shoved with king-five and Strelitz called for 40 big blinds with pocket tens. The tens held up to leave Sekularac behind with less than a million in chips. Imsirovic and Sekularac kept clashing with the latter coming out better and Imsirovic shorter but it was Strelitz who dealt the final blow to Imsirovic. His pocket nines couldn’t beat the pair of tens Strelitz had flopped and the Bosnian was sent to the payout desk in fourth place.
Five hands later, Sekularac couldn’t win his final all-in as Shorr’s four-bet had put him at risk when he called with king-queen. Shorr held ace-jack and picked up the gutshot to a Broadway on the flop and hit it on the turn. It also gave Sekularac outs to a full house as he turned two pair, but he bricked the river as the deuce fell to end his run. After an unscheduled break, the players started the heads-up with pretty similar stacks. Shorr was ahead with 102 big blinds while Strelitz had 97. Even though the chips were going back and forth at the beginning, soon Strelitz took over the lead and kept increasing it.
Shorr ended up shoving it all in for his last 16 big blinds when Strelitz had raised and was called. Shorr held queen-four and was up against the pocket tens of Strelitz. Shorr found a four on the flop but no further help came as he was eliminated in 2nd place for his third-biggest WSOP cash ever on his fourteenth WSOP final table. The two players congratulated each other with their results. Strelitz said to Shannon that he ran pretty well.
“It was insane how good I ran. I barely had to bluff. I just kept getting good hand over good hand.” Strelitz said at the end.
This concludes the coverage for this event but stick around as the PokerNews live reporting team will be here all summer to bring you all the action from Sin City!
Hand #144: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button and Shorr shoved for 1,280,000. Strelitz quickly called.
The flop came for Shorr to find a pair of fours but still in need of help.
The turn was the which didn't change the situation. Only another four or queen would save Shorr's tournament life but he bricked the river when the came to complete the board.
Shorr finished in 2nd place for $273,416 which is also his third WSOP cash this summer and his 80th overall in all the WSOP tournaments. Strelitz takes first place for $442,385 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Hand #138: Daniel Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr called. The flop was Shorr checked as did Strelitz. The turn was the . Shorr checked, Strelitz bet 325,000 and Shorr gave it up.
Hand #139: Shorr limped. Strelitz checked. The flop came . Both checked. The turn was the . Both players checked again. The river came the . Strelitz bet 150,000 which was called by Shorr. Strelitz showed the for the winning hand.
Hand #140: Strelitz shoved from the button and Shorr folded.
Hand #141: Shorr limped from the button and Strelitz checked. The flop came the . After a Strelitz check, Shorr bet 80,000 which Strelitz called. The turn was the . Action went check check. The river was the . Strelitz checked and Shorr shoved. Strelitz thought for a moment and folded it.
Hand #142: Strelitz shoved from the button and Shorr folded after a moments hesitation.
Hand #143: Shannon Shorr shoved from the button for 1,200,000 and Daniel Strelitz asked for a count. The dealer confirmed the amount and Strelitz folded.
Hand #133: Shannon Shorr shoved for 2,070,000 and Daniel Strelitz folded.
Hand #134: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and Shorr shoved. Strelitz asked for a count and Shorr confirmed his stack. Upon hearing how much it was for, Strelitz folded.
Hand #135: Shorr raised to 180,000 from the button and Strelitz called. The flop came , Strelitz check-called the 100,000 bet of Shorr. The turn was the , Strelitz checked again. Shorr decided to do the same to see the complete the board on the river. Strelitz picked up the pot with at least the , the other hole card is unfortunately unknown.
Hand #136: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and Shorr called. The dealer spread out on the flop. Shorr checked and Strelitz continued with a bet of 275,000 to which Shorr folded.
Hand #137: Shorr called on the button and Strelitz raised to 300,000. Shorr folded.
Hand #128: Daniel Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr moved all in from the big blind and Strelitz folded quickly.
Hand #129: Shorr limped from the big blind. Strelitz shoved all in from the big blind and Shorr immediately folded.
Hand #130: Strelitz raised all in from the button and Shorr thought for a moment before folding.
Hand #131: Shorr limped from the big blind. Strelitz shoved and again Shorr folded.
Hand #132: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button and Shorr called. The flop came the . Strelitz bet 250,000 after a check. Shorr shoved and Strelitz folded.
Hand #123: Shannon Shorr raised to 225,000 from the button and Daniel Strelitz three-bet to put Shorr all-in who quickly folded.
Hand #124: Strelitz raised to 200,000 on the button and Shorr called. The flop came on which both players checked to see the on the turn. Shorr checked and Strelitz bet 350,000. Shorr looked at the board, took a few seconds and then made the call. The river completed the board with the , Shorr checked for the last time and Strelitz barreled a bet of 850,000 over the line. Shorr tanked for a while and ended up calling but mucked when Strelitz tabled for the flush.
Hand #125: Shorr called on the button and Strelitz raised to 325,000 which was too much for Shorr as he folded immediately.
Hand #126: Strelitz raised to 200,000 on the button which Shorr called. The flop came , both players checked to the on the turn. Shorr check-folded to the 300,000 bet of Strelitz.
Hand #127: Shorr raised to 180,000 from the button and Strelitz three-bet to put Shorr at risk who snap-folded.
Hand #118: Daniel Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr called. The flop came . Shorr checked and Strelitz bet 275,000 which Shor called. The turn came the . The action went check check. The river was the . Shorr led out with a bet of 330,000 and Strelitz called quickly. The cards were shown and the chips were split in a chop pot.
Hand #119: Shorr raised to 225,000 from the button. Strelitz three-bet to 900,000 which folded out Shorr.
Hand #120: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr three-bet to 800,000 which forced Strelitz to fold.
Hand #121: Shorr raised to 225,000 on the button and Strelitz called. The flop came . Strelitz checked and Shorr bet 180,000 which Strelitz called. The turn was the . Both players checked. The river was the . Strelitz lead out with a bet of 625,000 which Shorr called quickly. Strelitz showed the for the winning hand.
Hand #122: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button which was called by Shorr. The flop came . It was checked to the turn which was the , both players checked again. the river was the and action was checked down. Strelitz took down the pot with the at showdown.
Hand #113: Shannon Shorr raised to 225,000 from the button and Daniel Strelitz folded.
Hand #114: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and Shorr called. The flop came , Shorr check-called the 250,000 bet of Strelitz. The turn was the and both checked to see the complete the board. Shorr bet 700,000 and Strelitz quickly folded.
Hand #115: Shorr raised to 225,000 and Strelitz called. The flop came and both players checked to the on the turn. They both checked again to see the , Strelitz and Shorr both checked for Strelitz to pick up the pot with for the flopped pair of tens.
Hand #116: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and got no action.
Hand #117: Shorr raised to 225,000 and Strelitz three-bet to 900,000 for Shorr to quickly fold.