Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
Shaun Deeb Leads Final 5 Players in Dealer's Choice Championship; Adam Friedman Still Eyeing Back-to-Back Wins
Day 3 of the Event #35: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship has concluded from the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with four-time WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb holding the chip lead over the final five players.
Returning with 11 players, action was quick to start the day as Majid Yahyaei (11th), Jeff Lisandro (10th), Philip Sternheimer (9th), and Bryce Yockey (8th) were all eliminated before the final seven players re-drew down to the final table as Adam Friedman and Matt Glantz held the chip lead ahead of Deeb.
Those three players would alternate holding the chip lead over the next few orbits before WSOP bracelet winner Phillip Hui was eliminated in seventh-place in Pot-Limit Omaha by Michael McKenna. The very next hand, two-time WSOP bracelet winner Nick Schulman saw a flop against Deeb, and holding a straight draw and overpair, he committed what remained of his stack against Deeb's two pair and straight draw. Deeb turned the straight and the rivered a backdoor flush, and Schulman was eliminated in sixth place.
Play continued for a few more orbits until break occurred and WSOP Tournament Supervisor Dennis Jones told players that they are playing seven levels. Friedman and McKenna voiced their frustration at the issue, and when players returned from break, Jones changed his decision and told players that they would be bagging. There was a heated debate between the players and Jones, but Jones reinforced that this was the final decision.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chips||Big Blinds||Big Bets|
|1||David Moskowitz||United States||382,000||19||5|
|2||Shaun Deeb||United States||2,601,000||130||32.5|
|3||Matt Glantz||United States||1,401,000||70||17.5|
|4||Michael McKenna||United States||1,038,000||52||13|
|5||Adam Friedman||United States||1,898,000||95||24|
Note: The limits when play resumes on Day 4 will be 40,000-80,000, and no-limit and pot-limit blinds will be 10,000-20,000.
Deeb finished the day as chip leader with 2,601,000 and is chasing his fifth WSOP bracelet. Friedman increased his stack and finished in second place with 1,898,000 in chips and is looking to join the likes of Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Johnny Chan, Thang Luu, and Phil Hellmuth as some of the players on the small list that have successfully defended a WSOP bracelet.
Glantz sits in third overall with 1,401,000 in chips and is hoping that his 12th final table brings about his first WSOP bracelet. McKenna sits in fourth with 1,038,000, while David Moskowitz will be hoping to spin up his 382,000 in chips as the final five players are each guaranteed $72,653 but have eyes locked firmly on the $312,417 first-place prize and the coveted WSOP bracelet.
Play resumes at 12 p.m. (PDT) with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates as the Event #35 play down to the eventual winner. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for continued Event #35 coverage, along with all the 2019 World Series of Poker updates.
With the final five players returning from break, WSOP Tournament Supervisor Dennis Jones came over to talk to the players.
Jones' decision was that play would conclude for the day, and that players would return on Day 4.
Jones said that he talked to Vice President of WSOP Jack Effel, and he relayed the message that because players were told that they would bag at six players at the start of the day, and that both Adam Friedman and Michael McKenna have each objected to continuing to play, that play would end for Day 3.
Deeb and Glantz protested, and Deeb stated that he would have done everything different if he knew this was the outcome. He said he would have played the online event, and he planned on playing the Stud Championship on Monday.
Regardless, Jones' ruling stood, and the final five players have bagged their chips and play has officially concluded for Day 3. Play will resume on Monday, June 17, at 12 p.m. (PDT).
The players are in the midst of a 15-minute break.
|Matt Glantz||Michael McKenna||Adam Friedman||David Moskowitz||Nick Schulman||Phillip Hui||Shaun Deeb|
|Pick 1||Razz||Stud Hi-Lo Regular||Badeucey||PLO||Omaha Hi-Lo||Stud Hi-Lo Regular||5-Card Draw High|
|Pick 2||Hold'em||Stud Hi-Lo Regular||2-7 TD||PLO||--||--||NLH|
Adam Friedman raised to 35,000 from middle position and David Moskowitz raised pot to 129,000. Friedman called, and on the flop, he put Moskowitz all in for his last 85,000. Moskowitz called.
The turn and river landed the and and Moskowitz doubled with his ace-high flush.
(There was a dead small blind)
Nick Schulman limped on the button and Shaun Deeb checked his option in the big blind.
The flop was , Deeb bet 20,000, Schulman raised the pot, Deeb reraised and Schulman called all in for about 200,000.
Deeb held top two pair and an open-ended straight draw, while Schulman had an overpair of jacks and an open-ended straight draw as well.
The turn fell to give Deeb a seven-high straight, while the river improved him to a flush to eliminate Schulman (who made an inconsequantial nine-high straight) in sixth place.
Michael McKenna raised to 32,000 from the hijack and Phillip Hui moved all in from the big blind for 97,000. McKenna called.
The board ran out and Hui was eliminated in seventh-place for a $38,238 payday.
Matt Glantz raised to 40,000 from the hijack, Michael McKenna called from the cutoff and Adam Friedman called from the button.
The flop came down and Glantz checked to McKenna who bet 90,000. Friedman called and Glantz called.
The turn was the , Glantz checked, McKenna bet the pot and both Friedman and Glantz folded.
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