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2019 World Series of Poker

The 2019 World Series of Poker was the 50th annual tournament, and took place from May 28-July 16 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There were 90 bracelet events. To celebrate the 50th WSOP there was a $50,000 No Limit Hold’em event as well as the Big 50, a $500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event with a guaranteed $5 million prize pool and $1 million for the winner. There was also a tournament open only to past WSOP bracelet winners. A short deck tournament was also held for the first time. All No Limit Hold’em events employed the Big Blind Ante format.

The $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event began on July 3 and concluded on July 16. The structure of the Main Event was changed, with players now receiving 60,000 chips at the start of the tournament, up from 50,000 in 2018.

Robert Campbell won two bracelets to earn Player of the Year honors. Daniel Negreanu was originally believed to have won the award for the third time, but it was later found that he was erroneously credited with a cash in an event where he didn’t finish in the money. When points for that event were taken away, Negreanu finished third behind Campbell and the 2018 winner, Shaun Deeb.

2019 World Series of Poker
Location Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates May 28-July 16, 2019
Champion
Germany Hossein Ensan
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Event schedule

High stakes event ($10,000+ buy-in).
No points awarded towards Player of the Year.
Online event.

Player of the Year

# Event Entrants Winner Prize Runner-up Results
1 $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold’em 686 United States Nicholas Haynes $62,345 United States Isaac Hanson Results
2 $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 204 United States Brian Green $345,669 Bosnia and Herzegovina Ali Imsirovic Results
3 $500 The Big 50 No Limit Hold’em 28,371 Nigeria Femi Fashakin $1,147,449 Canada Paul Cullen Results
4 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 853 United States Derek McMaster $228,228 United States Jason Berilgen Results
5 $50,000 50th Annual High Roller No Limit Hold’em 110 United Kingdom Ben Heath $1,484,085 United States Andrew Lichtenberger Results
6 $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball 296 United States Dan Zack $160,447 United States Sumir Mathur Results
7 $400 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em 2,825 United States Yong Kwon $165,263 Hungary Gabor Szabo Results
8 $10,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold’em 114 United States Alex Epstein $296,227 United States Thai Ha Results
9 $600 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack 6,151 United States Jeremy Pekarek $398,281 United States Dan Kuntzman Results
10 $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed 470 United States Scott Clements $144,957 United States Tim McDermott Results
11 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 400 United States Daniel Strelitz $442,385 United States Shannon Shorr Results
12 $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 2,452 United States Daniel Park $226,243 Canada Erik Cajelais Results
13 $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw 296 Israel Yuval Bronshtein $96,278 United States Ajay Chabra Results
14 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. 751 Brazil Murilo Souza $207,003 United States Jason Stockfish Results
15 $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship 112 United States Sean Swingruber $186,356 United States Ben Yu Results
16 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 1,832 United States Isaac Baron $407,739 Singapore Ong Dingxiang Results
17 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout 917 United States Brett Apter $238,824 Russia Anatolii Zyrin Results
18 $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 183 United States Frankie O’Dell $443,641 Pakistan Owais Ahmed Results
19 $1,500 Millionaire Maker No Limit Hold’em 8,809 United States John Gorsuch $1,344,930 Japan Kazuki Ikeuchi Results
20 $1,500 Seven Card Stud 285 Israel Eli Elezra $93,766 United States Anthony Zinno Results
21 $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship 91 United States Jim Bechtel $253,817 United States Vince Musso Results
22 $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em 3,253 United States Jorden Fox $420,693 United States Jayachandra Gangaiah Results
23 $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed 612 United States Rami Boukai $177,294 United States John Evans Results
24 $600 WSOP.com Online Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed 1,216 United States Josh Pollock $139,470 United States Jason Gooch Results
25 $600 Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack 2,577 United States Andrew Donabedian $205,605 United States Todd Dreyer Results
26 $2,620 Marathon No Limit Hold’em 1,083 Russia Roman Korenev $477,401 United States Jared Koppel Results
27 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 460 United States Michael Mizrachi $142,801 United States Robert Gray Results
28 $1,000 No Limit Hold’em 2,477 United States Stephen Song $341,854 United States Scot Masters Results
29 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship 172 Canada Greg Mueller $425,347 Colombia Daniel Ospina Results
30 $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 1,526 El Salvador Luis Zedan $236,673 United States Thida Lin Results
31 $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 754 France Thomas Cazayous $414,766 United States Nicholas Howard Results
32 $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship 5,917 United States Howard Mash $662,594 France Jean-René Fontaine Results
33 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw 467 Australia Robert Campbell $144,027 United States David Bach Results
34 $1,000 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em 6,214 South Korea Joseph Cheong $687,782 United States David Ivers Results
35 $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship 122 United States Adam Friedman $312,417 United States Shaun Deeb Results
36 $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout 313 United States David Lambard $207,193 France Johan Guilbert Results
37 $800 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack 2,808 United States Robert Mitchell $297,537 Italy Marco Bognanni Results
38 $600 WSOP.com Online Knockout Bounty No Limit Hold’em 1,224 Sri Lanka Upeshka De Silva $98,263 United States David Nodes Results
39 $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em 2,650 United States Michael Blake $359,863 United States Barry Shulman Results
40 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 1,216 Germany Ismael Bojang $298,507 United States James Little Results
41 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship 88 United States John Hennigan $245,451 Canada Daniel Negreanu Results
42 $600 8-Handed No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Deepstack 2,403 Greece Aristeidis Moschonas $194,759 United States Dan Matsuzuki Results
43 $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event 218 United States Loren Klein $127,808 United States Ryan Hughes Results
44 $1,500 Bounty No Limit Hold’em 1,807 Israel Asi Moshe $253,933 United States Damjan Radanov Results
45 $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 278 United Kingdom Stephen Chidwick $1,618,417 Taiwan James Chen Results
46 $500 WSOP.com Online Turbo No Limit Hold’em Deepstack 1,181 United States Dan Lupo $145,274 United States David Clarke Results
47 $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship 968 South Korea Jiyoung Kim $167,308 United States Nancy Matson Results
48 $2,500 No Limit Hold’em 996 Canada Ari Engel $427,399 Uruguay Pablo Melogno Results
49 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship 100 United Kingdom Luke Schwartz $273,336 United States George Wolff Results
50 $1,500 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6,035 United States Kainalu McCue-Unciano $1,008,850 France Vincent Chauve Results
51 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better 401 Brazil Yuri Dzivielevski $213,750 United States Michael Thompson Results
52 $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed 518 United States Dash Dudley $1,086,967 United Kingdom James Park Results
53 $800 8-Handed No Limit Hold’em Deepstack 3,759 Spain Santiago Soriano $371,203 Israel Amir Lehavot Results
54 $1,500 Razz 363 United States Kevin Gerhart $119,054 Brazil Sergio Braga Results
55 $1,000 WSOP.com Online Double Stack No Limit Hold’em 1,333 United States Jason Gooch $241,493 United States Brian Wood Results
56 $1,500 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 1,867 Germany Jonas Lauck $260,335 United Kingdom Robert Bickley Results
57 $1,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em 976 Israel Daniel Dayan
Israel Ohad Geiger
Israel Barak Wisbrod
$168,395 United States Lawrence Chan
United States Matthew Moreno
United States Jerod Smith
Results
58 $50,000 Poker Players Championship 74 United States Phil Hui $1,099,311 United States Josh Arieh Results
59 $600 Deepstack Championship No Limit Hold’em 6,140 United States Joe Foresman $397,903 United States Will Givens Results
60 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better 1,117 United States Anthony Zinno $279,920 United States Rodney Burt Results
61 $400 The Colossus No Limit Hold’em 13,109 South Korea Sejin Park $451,272 Greece Georgios Kapalas Results
62 $10,000 Razz Championship 116 United States Scott Seiver $301,421 Russia Andrey Zhigalov Results
63 $1,500 Mixed Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo/Big O 717 Russia Anatolii Zyrin $199,838 China Yueqi Zhu Results
64 $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold’em 10,185 United States Rick Alvarado $888,888 Canada Mark Radoja Results
65 $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 193 United States Nick Schulman $463,670 United States Brian Hastings Results
66 $1,500 Limit Hold’em 541 United States David “ODB” Baker $161,139 United States Brian Kim Results
67 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship 151 Australia Robert Campbell $385,763 China Yueqi Zhu Results
68 $1,000 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em Championship 1,750 United States Nicholas Baris $303,739 United States Tara Cain Results
69 $1,000 The Mini Main Event No Limit Hold’em 5,521 France Jeremy Saderne $628,654 United States Lula Taylor Results
70 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 815 Portugal João Vieira $758,011 United States Joe Cada Results
71 $500 Salute to Warriors No Limit Hold’em 1,723 United States Susan Faber $121,161 United States Rob Stark Results
72 $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship 118 Finland Juha Helppi $306,622 United States Mike Lancaster Results
73 $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event 8,569 Germany Hossein Ensan $10,000,000 Italy Dario Sammartino Results
74 $3,200 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em High Roller 593 United States Brandon Adams $411,561 Spain Nabil Cardoso Results
75 $1,111 Little One for One Drop No Limit Hold’em 6,248 United States James Anderson $690,686 Brazil Fernando Karam Results
76 $800 WSOP.com Online No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 1,560 Canada Shawn Buchanan $223,119 United States David “Bakes” Baker Results
77 $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 193 Canada Stephanie Dao $133,189 United States Alain Alinat Results
90[a] $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller No Limit Hold’em 123 Hong Kong Danny Tang $1,608,406 United States Sam Soverel Results
78 $1,500 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha 1,130 Germany Maximilian Klostermeier $177,823 Republic of Ireland David Callaghan Results
79 $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 671 France Ivan Deyra $380,090 United States David Gonzalez Results
80 $1,500 Mixed No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha 1,250 Sweden Jerry Odeen $304,793 United Kingdom Peter Linton Results
81 $1,500 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No Limit Hold’em 185 United States Shankar Pillai $71,580 United States Michael Gagliano Results
82 $1,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em 2,589 United States Tom Koral $530,164 Netherlands Freek Scholten Results
83 $100,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em 99 United States Keith Tilston $2,792,406 Canada Daniel Negreanu Results
84 $1,500 The Closer No Limit Hold’em 2,800 India Abhinav Iyer $565,346 Canada Sammy Lafleur Results
85 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed 835 United States Alan Sternberg $448,392 Greece Evangelos Kokkalis Results
86 $10,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship 272 United States Anuj Agarwal $630,747 Australia Kahle Burns Results
87 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. 301 Russia Denis Strebkov $206,173 France Paul Tedeschi Results
88 $500 WSOP.com Online Summer Saver No Limit Hold’em 1,859 United States Taylor Paur $149,241 Switzerland Francois Evard Results
89 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em 608 United Kingdom Carl Shaw $606,562 United States Tony Dunst Results

Player of the Year

Rank Name Points Bracelets
1 Australia Robert Campbell 3,961.31 2
2 United States Shaun Deeb 3,917.32 0
3 Canada Daniel Negreanu 3,861.78 0
4 United States Anthony Zinno 3,322.00 1
5 United States Phil Hui 3,186.17 1
6 United States Dan Zack 3,126.13 1
7 Italy Dario Sammartino 3,091.03 0
8 United States Chris Ferguson 2,997.10 0
9 Australia Kahle Burns 2,983.37 2
10 United States Dash Dudley 2,860.79 2

Leaders

Cashes
Rank Name Cashes
1 United States Chris Ferguson 19
T2 Brazil Marcelo Giordano Mendes 18
United States Jake Schwartz
United States Steven Wolansky
T5 United States Shaun Deeb 17
Canada Daniel Negreanu
T7 United States Jon Turner 16
China Yueqi Zhu
T9 United States Scott Bohlman 15
Germany Ismael Bojang
United States Noah Bronstein
Final Tables
Rank Name Final Tables
T1 Australia Robert Campbell 4
United States Shaun Deeb
Canada Daniel Negreanu
T4 United States Brandon Adams 3
United States Josh Arieh
United States David “Bakes” Baker
United States Scott Clements
United States Chris Ferguson
United States Phil Hui
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ali Imsirovic
United States Cary Katz
United States Joseph Liberta
Italy Dario Sammartino
United States Nick Schulman
Russia Denis Strebkov
Canada Benjamin Underwood
United States Bryce Yockey
United States Dan Zack
China Yueqi Zhu
United States Anthony Zinno

Performance of past champions

Name Championship
Year(s)
Day of
Elimination
Johnny Chan 1987, 1988 4 (560th)
Phil Hellmuth 1989 2C
Jim Bechtel 1993 3
Scotty Nguyen 1998 3
Chris Ferguson 2000 2AB
Robert Varkonyi 2002 2C
Chris Moneymaker 2003 4 (687th)
Greg Raymer 2004 2AB
Joe Hachem 2005 3
Jamie Gold 2006 1C
Jerry Yang 2007 2C
Joe Cada 2009 1C
Greg Merson 2012 2AB
Ryan Riess 2013 2AB
Martin Jacobson 2014 1C
Joe McKeehen 2015 2C
Qui Nguyen 2016 4 (455th)
Scott Blumstein 2017 2C
John Cynn 2018 3

Final Table

Name Number of chips
(percentage of total)
WSOP
Bracelets
WSOP
Cashes
WSOP
Earnings
Germany Hossein Ensan 177,000,000 (34.4%) 0 1 $3,276
United States Garry Gates 99,300,000 (19.3%) 0 11 $156,728
United States Zhen Cai 60,600,000 (11.8%) 0 15 $101,151
United States Kevin Maahs 43,000,000 (8.4%) 0 0 0
Canada Alex Livingston 37,800,000 (7.3%) 0 16 $629,241
Italy Dario Sammartino 33,400,000 (6.5%) 0 38 $3,446,537
Serbia Milos Skrbic 23,400,000 (4.5%) 0 5 $313,598
United States Timothy Su 20,200,000 (3.9%) 0 1 $927
United Kingdom Nick Marchington 20,100,000 (3.9%) 0 1 $12,415

Final Table results

 
Place Name Prize
1st Hossein Ensan $10,000,000
2nd Dario Sammartino $6,000,000
3rd Alex Livingston $4,000,000
4th Garry Gates $3,000,000
5th Kevin Maahs $2,200,000
6th Zhen Cai $1,850,000
7th Nick Marchington $1,525,000
8th Timothy Su $1,250,000
9th Milos Skrbic $1,000,000