News from the 2019 World Series of Poker: June 30

News from the 2019 World Series of Poker: June 30



It is the 33rd day of the 2019 World Series of Poker.The 2019 WSOP $10K Razz Championship played an extra day yesterday. It was Scott Seiver who won his third bracelet and a dollar first place prize of $301,421.

The Colossus event is finally playing down to a winner today. While the event was scheduled to conclude yesterday, the massive 13,109 entry field required an extra day to play down to a lucky winner who will take home $451,272.

Yuegi Zhu is at the final table of the $1500 Omaha Mix for an unbelievable THIRD YEAR IN A ROW! He WON this event last year. 4 players remain from the 717 entrants and we will see if Zhu can go back to back and take home the almost $200,000 first place prize.

The 4th and final opening flight of our sponsor 888poker’s $888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold Em tournament started today. This tournament is expected to play down to a winner on July 3rd and we will have the final prize pool and winner’s interview when it happens here at PokerNews.

43 players return for Day 3 of the $10K Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
The $1,500 Limit Hold’em event also returns today.
The $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship kicks off today.
This event will be the final mixed game Championship tournament of the 2019 WSOP.

Finally, seven awards were given out last night by the World Series of Poker. The evening was called the “First Fifty Honors” in honor of this being the 50th World Series of Poker. Poker fans could vote online from May 15-June 15 for their favorites in 7 categories. The final results were:
1. Most Memorable TV Hand: Sammy Farha vs. Chris Moneymaker “Bluff of the Century” 2003 WSOP
2. Best Overall WSOP Performance: (Single Year) DANIEL NEGREANU: 2013 2 bracelets/4 final tables
3. Most Likely to Succeed: (Most Bracelets 2020-2070) – JUSTIN BONOMO
4. Fan Favorite: DANIEL NEGREANU
5. WSOP’s Favorite Bad Boy: PHIL HELLMUTH
6. Most Impressive WSOP Main Event Win: CHRIS MONEYMAKER, 2003 WSOP Main Event
7. Four Most Important Players in WSOP History:
DOYLE BRUNSON, PHIL HELLMUTH, CHRIS MONEYMAKER, and DANIEL NEGREANU