High Rollers Run Deep But Not Deep Enough in WSOP Main Event

Last week, 8,569 players paid $10,000 to enter the 2019 WSOP Main Event. That enormous field– the 2nd biggest in the event’s 50-year background– is currently down to simply 35 players, among whom will certainly win $10 million on July 16.

Many high rollers ran deep in the Main Event, including 2018 GPI Player of the Year Alex Foxen, but they all can enjoy the remainder of the tournament on ESPN. Sam Greenwood is among the knowledgeable high-stakes pros who went on an impressive run. Regrettably, for the Canadian, pocket aces aren’t always what they’re cracked out to be.

Hand of the Day

If there’s any kind of alleviation for Sam Greenwood, he won a bunch of cash ($ 211,945) for 45th place. Yet the high-stakes fantastic lost of the ultimate prize– $10 million as well as being a world champion. Also even worse, he shed in revolting style.

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Greenwood, that held a large pile the majority of Day Six, picked up pocket aces against an additional big pile, Timothy Su. He three-bet pre-flop and obtained a phone call from 10-9. The flop came Q-J-4 and also Sam continued his aggressiveness with the over-pair and also was called by an open-ended straight draw.

When the second jack flipped over on the turn, the hand got insane. Greenwood made a big wager and after that Su pushed all-in. The Canadian made the call only to see the king on the river, offering Su a winning straight as well as Greenwood a journey to the payout line.

Su ended up Day Six in 3rd setting with 34,350,000. Nicholas Marchington will have the chip lead when Day Seven starts at midday PT on Friday with 39,800,000.

Chip Leaders Following Day Six

  1. Nicholas Marchington (United Kingdom) 39,800,000
  2. Hossein Ensan (Germany) 34,500,000
  3. Timothy Su (United States) 34,350,000
  4. Milos Skrbic (Serbia) 31,450,000
  5. Henry Lu (United States) 25,525,000

After Day Seven, we will officially be down to the last table. The pressure will get on these 35 continuing to be players on Friday as the pay jumps ended up being substantial. Every gamer left is ensured a minimum of $261,430, definitely a wonderful cash advance. But making the final table is worth between $1 million and also $10 million, which is life-changing cash.

Rough Day for High Rollers, Young Hachem

Quite a few high roller regulars ran deep in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, including Greenwood, but none advanced to Day Seven. Antonio Esfandiari (82nd for $82,365), Jake Schindler (67th for $117,170), and Alex Foxen (40th for $211,945) were all Day Six eliminations.

Another interesting story brewing was Daniel Hachem, the son of 2005 Main Event champion Joe Hachem, who was stacking chips and running all over the competition. He was attempting to become the first child of a past world champion to win the Main Event.

However, the Aussie busted in 79th place for $98,120 and the dream was dead.

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