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2019 WSOP: Event #5: $50K High Roller won by Benjamin Heath for $1.48M

Tags: 2019 WSOP, Andrew Lichtenberger, Benjamin Heath, WSOP 2019.
Posted on 04 June 2019 by "T".

This Monday, June 3, a British poker pro managed to come out top after winning Event #5 of the 2019 WSOP, securing his very first gold bracelet after defeating some notable faces at the final table.

2019 WSOP Event #5: High Roller - $50,000 NLHE for the 50th Annual
Buy-in: $50,000
Date: May 31 to June 3, 2019
Entries: 110
Prize pool: $5,280,000

Ben Heath outlasted a player field of 110 to take home the prize money worth a whopping $1,484,085!

Before this win, he was best known for his runner-up finish in the AU$10,600 NLHE Main Event at the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship where he took home the cash prize worth AU$1 million.

Heath emphasized that even if this was the biggest win amount in his live poker career to date, he is not really results-oriented in monetary terms. He wasn't even certain he wanted to win the WSOP bracelet, but after he won the event he admitted, "It feels better than I thought it would. I was real sure when I was younger that I didn't really want one. I'd take second. But I really wanted one this year."

Interestingly, Heath had a short sleep situation. When he won his previous best score in the 2017 Aussie Millions, he did it with only three hours of sleep prior to the final table action. It's somewhat déjà vu for him this time as well - as soon as he got off his flight from Montreal, he went through three grueling days of poker play, and he only managed to squeeze in 2.5 hours of rest before going back for the live-streamed finale of Event #5.

Final Table Action
Ben Heath returned to the final table on Day 4 with only six contenders remaining, with the odds seemingly stacked against him since all five of his opponents already have had won some WSOP gold jewelry. But it turns out Lady Luck really was intent on giving him his very first bracelet as Heath was on the chip lead position in the early stages. Even if Andrew Lichtenberger was leading halfway through the final, Heath gained the lead once more when he sent Sam Soverel to the rail in 3rd place.

The final heads up match was between Andrew Lichtenberger and Ben Heath.

As a reward for his efforts, 31-year-old Lichtenberger got the 2nd spot for $917,232, bringing his current career WSOP score to over the $4 million milestone.

The $1.48 million is Heath's largest score in the WSOP to date. He now has $4,531,448 in total live earnings, according to The Hendon Mob.

2019 WSOP Event #5: High Roller - $50,000 NLHE for the 50th Annual Final Table Results

 

Player

Country

Prize (USD)

1

Benjamin Heath

UK

$1,484,085

2

Andrew Lichtenberger

USA

$917,232

3

Sam Soverel

USA

$640,924

4

Dmitry Yurasov

Russia

$458,138

5

Nick Petrangelo

USA

$335,181

6

Chance Kornuth

USA

$251,128

7

Elio Fox

USA

$192,794

8

Cary Katz

USA

$151,755

9

David Einhorn

USA

$122,551

10

Manig Loeser

Germany

$122,551


Source:
https://www.pokernews.com/news/2019/06/ben-heath-wsop-50000-high-roller-34350.htm?itm_content=pn-hp-hero-1

 


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8 comments for "2019 WSOP: Event #5: $50K High Roller won by Benjamin Heath for $1.48M"

 dule-vu04/06/2019 17:44:31 GMT
another event and this one is with very big buy in!ofcourse name say all,high roller event,but still 50000 dollars is very big amount!when we look at some other events,this also didnt have lot of players,only 110,but still payout for first place is very good,almost 1,5 million!congratulations to winner!
 CALICUL05/06/2019 08:06:21 GMT
Big game and great prizes for these 10 players from the final table. I'm sure these games are very heavy and fatigue is a lot, but you have nothing to do, when the buy-in is big. Then you also have powerful opponents and many hours are playing. Concentration requires time.
 pajalnick05/06/2019 10:54:43 GMT
Of course, the entry fee of 50,000 dollars is a very large amount for so many people .... so the players were quite small .... And those people who could afford to lose 50,000 dollars played there .... and the first prize is of course a very steep one and a half million dollars .... Yes, very cool .... and of course the first bracelet .... great
 CALICUL07/06/2019 09:33:17 GMT
Not all games are made for regular people is true but strong gaming is also needed for this industry. 50,000 dollars... there is a lot of money and only the rich persons can afford to play here, or through satellite. With these money you can do many more other people are playing with them.
 pajalnick07/06/2019 12:46:30 GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
Not all games are made for regular people is true but strong gaming is also needed for this industry. 50,000 dollars... there is a lot of money and only the rich persons can afford to play here, or through satellite. With these money you can do many more other people are playing with them.

of course I understand that if a person has a large enough state, he is not interested in playing with small entrance fees .... he is interested in playing when you make big bets and you can win a really significant prize .... so I certainly have nothing against such tournaments .. ... just shared my opinion that this is something transcendental to me
 Calmplay08/06/2019 07:04:56 GMT
Congratulation to you Ben, I love those huge buy ins events as we get only mouthwatering players into. I'm a bit sad that there is not 1million buy in event this year but I can't wait for the 100k one Thumbs Up
 Mober08/06/2019 11:16:03 GMT
A high roller indeed. While the buy in was 50k usd the player field wasnt big
for the obvious reasons. But that also means that the players you had to compete
with, werent random ones Smile
And of course a very nice prize for the first place.
 CALICUL10/06/2019 12:32:20 GMT
Players with a lot of money prefer smaller tournaments as well. But the condition is that: there must be many entries for good prizes. The big prizes always attract big players. I saw this online where many stars played in small buy-in tournaments, because the final table offered good prizes.

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