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2019 WSOP: Event #2: Brian Green defeats Ali Imsirovic to win First Bracelet of the 2019 WSOP

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Posted on 31 May 2019 by "K".

The first bracelet of the 50th WSOP has finally been awarded, along with a sweet cash prize of $345,669!

On May 30 (Thursday), 2019 WSOP’s Event #2 ended with two friends battling it out for the top spot.

2019 WSOP Event #2: $10,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty

Buy-in: $10,000
Date: May 29-30, 2019
Entries: 204
Prize pool: $1,917,600

Brian Green outlasted a player field of 204 to win Event #2: $10,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty for $345,669 along with his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet. To become number one in this event he had to beat his good friend, Ali Imsirovic, who was last year’s Global Poker Award winner for “Breakout Player of the Year”.

After learning the game from his dad, Green began playing professional poker in 1984. His best live cash was when he got 5th place in the 2016 WSOP $111,111 NLHE High Roller for One Drop for $ 1,117,923. Thanks to his most recent win (which is his second biggest cash), Green now has a total live earnings of $3,371,366, according to The Hendon Mob.

Green relocated from Texas to Las Vegas just three months ago, and it proved to be a good move for him so far. He said, “I've been coming out here for at least 100 days a year for probably 20 years and it gets expensive. I figured why not buy a place and not have the pressure of having to pay for [hotel] rooms. Plus, now homecourt advantage, it looks like it’s working. Sleeping in my own bed and all that, I thought that might be an advantage this summer.”

Final Table Action

The top six contenders returned on May 30, Thursday, for what was considered to be the first live stream event of the 2019 WSOP at PokerGO.

Asher Conniff started the final table as the chip leader, with Brian Green being the shortest stack.

At the ninth hand of play, 6-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu moved all-in but was defeated by Loren Klein.

After 10 more hands, Klein knocked out Ping Liu as well. However, Klein settled in 4th place when Conniff’s A-10 suited beat his A-9.

A little while later, Conniff lost with A-9 to Green’s Q-K all-in preflop after a K popped on the flop. Green then had a 2:1 chip lead going into heads-up play against his good friend Ali Imsirovic.

Green said after he won, “It kind of gets the monkey off my back. Now I can play poker without having that on my mind. I tend to do well when I play pro-heavy fields... I know most of the guys who play $10ks are pretty good players. In a turbo, though, there's a lot of flipping too, not a lot of postflop poker. Still, a win's a win, it's hard to win a poker tournament.”

2019 WSOP Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Results




Prize (USD)


Brian Green




Ali Imsirovic




Asher Conniff




Loren Klein




Ping Liu




Daniel Negreanu




Martijn Gerrits

The Netherlands



Zachary Clark




Cary Katz



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6 comments on "2019 WSOP: Event #2: Brian Green defeats Ali Imsirovic to win First Bracelet of the 2019 WSOP"

 Mober31/05/2019 12:05:15 GMT
And the bracelets started going around Smile Second event after the dealer's one.
The prize was not that great for the 10k USD buy in.
And once more, we can see in the winners list, that players from usa,
are making their mark again. From the total nine players, seven were from usa Smile
 dule-vu31/05/2019 13:04:19 GMT
big buy in for second WSOP tournament and nice prize pool!you cant say that first prize is great,when you see buy in,but ofcourse its great to have this bracelet in collection!daniel also was on this final table and it was good chance for him to win another bracelet!
 CALICUL31/05/2019 18:51:18 GMT
This game is over and already few big names in the industry have qualified to final table. Soon, others will follow and we will see good results in this series. The table was dominated by American players and their value in poker is appreciated. They are very good players.
 pajalnick01/06/2019 09:46:46 GMT
a large enough entry fee to get involved in this tournament ... and the first prize compared to the entry fee is not very big .... But the most important thing is a bracelet .... and this is the first bracelet of the jubilee series of tournaments ... let's see what happens more ... maybe it will be interesting
 Nightkid01/06/2019 10:59:35 GMT
Well congratulations to the winner Brian Green and for taking a nice prize although many say it is little but it is something hehe and what better than to fight the final with a friend no? hahaha but good but that by eliminating the game at least the allan enjoyed Cool Cool Cool
 CALICUL02/06/2019 07:49:32 GMT
This is not bad and even if there were not many players, final table prizes were not so small but was acceptable. The multitude of tournaments from several places, of the planet makes the players to be fewer, if there are no suitable satellites.

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