Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Day 1 of the Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship from the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has come to a conclusion with the 114-player field reduced down to 44 players.
This event marked the seventh $10,000 buy-in tournament of the WSOP so far, and also the fifth Championship event of the schedule. For only the fifth consecutive year, the Dealer's Choice Championship had a place on the WSOP schedule and would test players all-round skills over a variety of flop, draw, and stud games. With 20 games to choose from, players won't just need to apply their skills to actual game play, but also to choosing what game might give them the biggest edge over their competition.
Last year saw Adam Friedman collect his second WSOP bracelet when he defeated Stuart Rutter heads-up over the 111-player field to take home the $293,275 first-place prize.
This year's installment of the Dealer's Choice Championship attracting 114 players on Day 1 with registration remaining open until the start of play on Day 2; approximately 2 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, June 15. Unfortunately for the likes of WSOP bracelet winners David Benyamine, Brandon Shack-Harris, Steve Billirakis, Scott Clements, Chris Vitch, Jen Harman, Tom Schneider, Robert Mizrachi, John Monnette, Todd Brunson, Jesse Martin, Mike Matusow, Paul Volpe, Eli Elezra, Daniel Alaei, and Daniel Negreanu all found themselves on the rail.
With just 44 players managing to survive into Day 2, it would be six-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro bagging the chip lead with 347,900. Snapping at his heels are Shaun Deeb (344,400) and Phillip Hui (331,400), while Xunen Zheng (282,000) and Matt Glantz (275,700) round out the top five chip counts.
Defending champion Friedman (pictured above) finished with 123,500, while WSOP bracelet winners Chris Klodnicki, Frank Kassela, Matthew Schreiber, Ryan Hughes, Nick Schulman, Marco Johnson, Phil Galfond, Andrey Zaichenko, Bryce Yockey, Prahlad Friedman, Max Pescatori, Mike Wattel, Randy Ohel, Viacheslav Zhukov, Brian Hastings, Michael Mizrachi, and Jeremy Harkin also survived into Day 2.
Registration for Event #35 closes at the start of Day 2, and limits will be 4,000-8,000 with a starting stack of 60,000.
Day 2 is set to begin at 2 p.m. (PDT) with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of all the Event #35 action. So stay tuned to PokerNews.com for continued coverage of this event, and every event from the 2019 World Series of Poker.
|Amazon||400||1||Brian Hastings||United States||52,600|
|Amazon||400||2||Craig Chait||United States||198,800|
|Amazon||400||3||David Moskowitz||United States||75,200|
|Amazon||400||4||Jordan Siegel||United States||97,700|
|Amazon||401||1||Bryce Yockey||United States||108,100|
|Amazon||401||2||Ryan Hughes||United States||173,800|
|Amazon||401||3||Marco Johnson||United States||163,200|
|Amazon||401||5||Matthew Schreiber||United States||200,100|
|Amazon||401||6||Andrew Kelsall||United States||69,100|
|Amazon||402||1||Lukas Schwartz||United Kingdom||139,000|
|Amazon||402||3||Adam Friedman||United States||123,500|
|Amazon||402||5||Anthony Alberto||United States||52,400|
|Amazon||402||6||Jake Abdalla||United States||196,100|
|Amazon||403||1||Prahlad Friedman||United States||94,800|
|Amazon||403||4||Phillip Hui||United States||331,400|
|Amazon||403||5||Randy Ohel||United States||82,300|
|Amazon||403||6||Phil Galfond||United States||152,700|
|Amazon||404||2||Matt Glantz||United States||275,700|
|Amazon||404||3||George Alexander||United States||164,300|
|Amazon||404||4||John David Rogers||United States||91,800|
|Amazon||404||5||Ryan Miller||United States||182,500|
|Amazon||405||3||Chris Klodnicki||United States||245,800|
|Amazon||405||4||Nick Schulman||United States||172,300|
|Amazon||405||5||Majid Yahyaei||United States||210,000|
|Amazon||406||1||Adam Owen||United Kingdom||201,500|
|Amazon||406||2||Jeremy Harkin||United States||39,000|
|Amazon||406||4||Mike Wattel||United States||85,100|
|Amazon||406||5||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||156,100|
|Amazon||407||2||Xunen Zheng||United Kingdom||282,000|
|Amazon||407||4||Frank Kassela||United States||242,200|
|Amazon||407||5||Michael Ross||United States||223,700|
|Amazon||407||6||Roland Israelashvili||United States||85,700|
|Amazon||408||2||Shaun Deeb||United States||344,400|
|Amazon||408||3||Michael Mizrachi||United States||42,300|
|Amazon||408||4||Allen Kessler||United States||19,900|
|Amazon||408||5||Christopher Claassen||United States||63,800|
|Amazon||408||6||Michael Mckenna||United States||117,200|
The Tournament Director has announced that there will be three more hands remaining on Day 1.
Mike Wattel raised the button and Andrew Brown three-bet the small blind to 9,000. Michael Mizrachi called from the big blind, as did Wattel, and each player drew two.
Brown bet his final 2,900 and both Mizrachi and Wattel called. Brown and Mizrachi drew two, while Wattel drew one.
Mizrachi checked, Wattel bet 6,000, and Mizrachi called.
Brown drew two on the final draw and Mizrachi drew one. Wattel stood pat and bet one more time as Mizrachi check-called.
Wattel tabled his for a wheel and a three-card. Mizrachi tabled his for a nine-dugi, and when Brown mucked, Mizrachi and Wattel chopped.
Daniel Alaei raised to 4,500 from the button, Ryan Hughes three-bet to 15,000 from the small blind and Alaei called.
The flop was , Hughes continued for 14,000 and Alaei called.
The turn was the , Hughes bet effectively 32,000 and Alaei folded.
Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
Luke Schwartz raised to 4,000 from the cutoff and Prahlad Friedman defended the big blind.
Both players drew one and checked. On the second draw, Friedman drew two, and Schwartz drew one.
Friedman checked, Schwartz bet pot 8,800, and Friedman folded.
No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Eli Elezra raised all for 10,300 from under the gun and Adam Friedman called from the small blind.
Friedman stood pat while Elezra drew one.
Elezra drew an , securing the pot for Friedman.