2019 World Series of Poker

Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 1b
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Vencedor
Mão Vencedora
q10
Prémio
$565,346
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Prize Pool
$3,780,000
Entradas
2,800
Informações sobre o nível
Nível
36
Blinds
250,000 / 500,000
Ante
500,000

Shaun Deeb Clinches Chip Lead at the End of Day 1b of Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Nível 20 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Over ten hours of fast-paced action, it was Shaun Deeb who made a late break to finish at the top of the counts, with 1,172,000 chips bagged as Day 1b drew to a close. With a fast structure, 724 entrants were reduced to just 45 here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Deeb was in a strong position for much of the tournament but it looked like it was going to be Denis Gnidash’s day, as he was the first player to hit one million in chips. Gnidash stayed out in front until the last level, when Deeb pipped him to the post. Gnidash will have to settle for second place in the counts, taking 1,058,000 through.

Jeff Gross also had a fantastic late run, chipping up to 813,000 after eliminating two players in the space of a few minutes. Not long before the bubble burst Gross was down to just eight big blinds, but by the end, he finished with the third biggest stack.

Rex Clinkscales (599,000), five-time bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi (242,000), Kiryl Radzivonau (205,000) and Joe Cada (202,000) were also still in. Though Cada has a short-stack, his survival means he will continue defending his title when he returns for Day 2 on Monday 15th July at midday.

It wasn't good news for all the big names, however, with Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Max Pescatori, James Romero, Jonathan Little, Kathy Liebert, Barry and Allyn Shulman, Matt Affleck, Calvin Anderson, Maria Ho, Kenny Hallaert, Maria Konnikova and Kelly Minkin all busting during the day.

A special mention goes to Minkin for busting in spectacular fashion. She got it all in on a jack-high flop with pocket aces against two players, both of whom held a jack. The final jack in the pack fell on the turn, signalling an unlucky end to another deep run for the pro.

Kelly Minkin
Kelly Minkin

All those who bagged now have a day off tomorrow before they return for the second and final day on Monday, where play will continue until the new winner is crowned. In the meantime, there will be another 20 levels of play on the clock as the third and final starting day gets underway tomorrow, Sunday 14th July at 11 a.m. As always, PokerNews will report on all the action from start to finish.

Tags: Allyn ShulmanCalvin AndersonDaniel NegreanuJames RomeroJeff GrossJonathan LittleJoseph CadaKathy LiebertKelly MinkinKenny HallaertKiryl RadzivonauMaria HoMaria KonnikovaMatt AffleckMax PescatoriMichael MizrachiPhil HellmuthRex ClinkscalesShaun Deeb

Evelage Eliminated by Gross

Nível 20 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Jeff Gross is on a roll, he's barely had time to stack the chips won through the last elimination and he's sent another opponent to the rail. This time Chad Eveslage was the casualty after he called Gross's button all in from the big blind. It was a flip this time with Eveslage holding ace-three against Gross's pocket-deuces.

The board came down {a-}{k-}{q-}{10-}{2-} and a great flop for Eveslage was unraveled by the river, which gave Gross a set of deuces. He is now one of the biggest stacks in the competion.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
760,000 240,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
Eliminado
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Chad EveslageJeff Gross

Negreanu Folds Broadway

Nível 13 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Daniel Negreanu (in a previous event)
Daniel Negreanu (in a previous event)

Daniel Negreanu and Robert Lipkin were in a big pot on the river, with {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{3-Hearts} on show. Speaking to his vlog cam afterwards, Negreanu ran through the action that had lead up to that point. He had opened with {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and was three-bet by Lipkin who had position on him.

On the flop, he check-called a continuation bet. The turn he check-called again and after he checked a third time on the river, Lipkin tank-jammed. Daniel began to narrate his thoughts at this point, asking himself "How can I fold?...but I can't beat a full house". Ultimately he could find a fold and that is what he did. Lipkin gave nothing away, choosing to send his cards into the muck.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Robert Lipkin us
Robert Lipkin
188,000 188,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
77,000 63,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Daniel NegreanuRobert Lipkin

Cada in the Field and Assorted Counts

Nível 9 : 500/1,000, 1,000 ante
Joe Cada (from a previous event)
Joe Cada (from a previous event)

Defending Champion Joe Cada joined the fray before the last break and he has already made good headway in the counts.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Joseph Cada us
Joseph Cada
86,000 -2,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 4X Winner
Allyn Shulman us
Allyn Shulman
80,000 26,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
55,000 55,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
35,000 35,000
Audley Harrison gb
Audley Harrison
30,500 2,000
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
26,000 26,000
WSOP 4X Winner
April Facey ca
April Facey
25,000 15,400
Barry Shulman us
Barry Shulman
19,000 19,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Paawan Bansal in
Paawan Bansal
10,000 -28,000

Tags: Joseph Cada

Konnikova Has a Stack

Nível 8 : 400/800, 800 ante
Maria Konnikova (from a previous event)
Maria Konnikova (from a previous event)

Maria Konnikova opened the action and was called behind by two players before James Romero squeezed. The player on his left moved all in and when the action came back to Konnikova, she moved all in over the top. Everyone else passed and they turned their cards on their backs.

Maria Konnikova: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Both players hit on the {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Spades} flop, but Konnikova was the huge favorite with a set of tens. The {8-Clubs} turn brought a gutshot for a chop but instead the {9-Diamonds} paired on the river, giving Konnikova a full house and one of the top chip stacks in the room.

Romero had folded {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}, which was the correct fold but would have hit quads. He will have to console himself with the fact that he still has a decent stack, even though it could have been so much more.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
131,000 100,000
James Romero us
James Romero
68,000 23,500

Tags: James RomeroMaria Konnikova

My Stack App Activated

Nível 3 : 100/200, 200 ante
MyStack My Stack
MyStack My Stack

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Day 1b of Event #84: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em Kicks Off at 11 a.m.

Chip Stacks & Cards
Chip Stacks & Cards

After a Day 1a attracted 463 runners yesterday, today sees the second flight of the Closer get underway, with the claxon sounding at 11 a.m. Unlimited re-entries means unlimited opportunities to join Main Event Champion Joe Cada in the record books as the latest winner of The Closer. After toppling 3,119 entrants in 2018, Cada took home the fourth bracelet of his career, netting an impressive $612,886 for his efforts.

The tournament is an exact replica of its Day 1a counterpart, with 25,000 starting chips and 30-minute levels on the clock, play will wrap up after 20 levels have been completed. Breaks will follow the same format too, with a 20-minute recess after every four levels except for the 75-minute dinner break, which takes place at the end of Level 12 (around 5:40 p.m.). The end of the dinner break will also signal the close of late registration (around 6:55 p.m.).

Those who manage to find a bag at the end of today will join the 30 who survived yesterday. Day 2 returns on Monday 15th July at noon, which is the final day of the event and play will continue until the winner is crowned.

PokerNews has activated the MyStack App for this event, allowing you to directly adjust your chip counts in our live reporting blog using your iPhone or Android phone.

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With a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and payouts starting on Day 1, it is guaranteed to be an exciting day at the tables and as always, the Pokernews team will be on hand to bring you all the news from the moment the cards are pitched until the last chip has been bagged.

Tags: Joe Cada