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2019 WSOP: Event #12: $1,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty won by Daniel Park for $226,243

Tags: 2019 WSOP, Daniel Park, Emil Tiller, Erik Cajelais, Jennifer Dennis, WSOP 2019.
Posted on 06 June 2019 by "T".

On June 4, Tuesday, a South Korean native living in New York was able to make an incredible one-chip comeback to capture his very first gold bracelet after winning Event #12 of the 2019 WSOP.

2019 WSOP Event #12: $1,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty:
Buy-in: $1,000
Date: June 4, 2019
Entries: 2,452
Prize pool: $1,471,200

Daniel Park outlasted a player field of 2,452 to take home the prize money worth $226,243.

Born in South Korea but currently living as a US citizen of Bayside, New York since he was nine, the 38-year-old Park said after he won, "I can't believe it right now. It's so unreal."

Final Table Action

Park was able to survive an up-and-down final table experience before taking down the event. There was one point during the final table action that all he had left was a single 100,000 chip after posting his blind, before dramatically rising up to take the win.

Australian Emil Tiller got 4th spot to win his first-ever WSOP cash worth $75,149.

Brazilian Marcelo Giordano Mendes, who currently resides in Italy, finished in 5th place for $55,869.

Jennifer Dennis from Oklahoma, who recently won a solo WSOP Circuit cash for $924, settled in 3rd place for $102,010.

His last opponent was the most-experienced player at this final table, former bracelet winner Erik Cajelais from Montreal, Canada. Cajelais was able to survive his very own all-in situations, clawed his way up to the lead and then came crashing back down after having the final heads-up match against Park.

What he thought after the huge pot against Cajelais that rendered him at one point with just a single chip which was automatically all-in on the very next hand, he said, "It was a rough final table, I was playing really aggressive that ended up bringing me to one last chip, and from there I just had to play even more aggressive. I'm gonna take fourth. What is that, $75,000? I would have probably been happy with it."

Park admitted, that like most players, he wanted to play aggressive and stay that way, "But sometimes bringing that into action is pretty hard." Nevertheless, his chosen style of play allowed him to succeed, collecting 18 bounties to add to his life-changing payday.

The event drew 2,452 entries and the goal was to play all the way until only one remains. Almost 12 hours has passed when Roberto Valdez busted which then set the official final table, where Park was in the lead with 9.2 million in chips. However, Park was quickly overtaken by other players, including Tiller, Sargent and Cajelais, before making a comeback for the win.

The final hand was between Erik Cajelais and Daniel Park.

This is Park's very first bracelet win in the WSOP and it's just his first time this year to participate at any WSOP event (he finished 9th place for $11,693 in this year's WSOP Event #9). He now has $205,617 in total live earnings, according to The Hendon Mob.

Regarding his future WSOP plans, he said he wasn't really sure but will include next month's Main Event, "I wasn't thinking about playing the Main Event but this is going to force me to play it. I've always wanted to play the Main Event. I always used to watch it on TV, I thought it was like a TV, I never thought I would actually be able to play it."

2019 WSOP Event #12: $1,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty Final Table Results




Prize (USD)


Daniel Park




Erik Cajelais




Jennifer Dennis




Emil Tiller




Marcelo Giordano Mendes




John Yelaney




Travis Sargent




Lian Liu




Ferit Bulut






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9 comments on "2019 WSOP: Event #12: $1,000 NLHE Super Turbo Bounty won by Daniel Park for $226,243"

 bowie198406/06/2019 22:46:00 GMT
What the hell???
Almost 2.5k entries at a thousand bucks per player yet the prizepool is less than 1.5 million... It's really not my job to complain about the rake but what the hell???
Somebody is taking away a lot of money and not the players that is for sure.
 dule-vu07/06/2019 08:20:22 GMT
yeah,its strange that we see such a big difference from number of buy in and prize pool!dont know is this some mistake in news and somebody missed some number or they really took so much money on this event!would be nice to find out why is it like this!
 CALICUL07/06/2019 09:10:02 GMT
This man won in this tournament after returning from a chip. This is a real miracle and i did not imagine like a player, may return in a live game with one chips. It's fantastic and i congratulate him for this thing. Congratulations for the other players who had a good profit.
 pajalnick07/06/2019 12:42:19 GMT
tournaments with Bounty are quite interesting tournaments .... for every killed player you get money and accordingly the prize for your knocking out grows .... I played a little tournament in the Bounty .... But it was quite interesting .... the most interesting tournament This is when I played at PartyPoker and won $ 150 bounty .... did not reach the prizes a bit ... otherwise it would be another $ 300
 CALICUL08/06/2019 10:07:51 GMT
It's nice with reward for eliminations but this man has achieved a real performance here. He had a good luck and the other players failed to eliminate it, even if he remain with only one chips. These players could have benefited from his reward but was not the case.
 dule-vu08/06/2019 10:27:39 GMT
life write stories and ofcourse this is something that happen very rare,but he had luck to win in every hand when he was already in all in before flop!you need luck to get right cards and then after all to win such a big prize is very crazy situation!
 Mober08/06/2019 11:30:43 GMT
Bounty games are always nice to play, especially when you reach deep in the money..
The player that won the tournament, you can say he is low in the money list
for live winnings, but you never know.
And at the end a win is a win, plus you cans say it has a bit more value,
since it is a wsop tournament Smile
 pajalnick08/06/2019 13:28:02 GMT
I think this is the first player from South Korea who could win a bracelet ... and it's very cool that the geography of poker is expanding more and more ... and there are more and more people who are passionate about this beautiful game .... Of course there are some countries in which Forbidden to play poker .... I think it's terrible .... I hope that someday the bans will be removed and people will be able to do what they like
 CALICUL09/06/2019 12:45:50 GMT
I remember the good times when Pokerstars had very good software. I came back in two sit and go games from 13 to 15 chips and i won both games. This is impressive and i saved the pictures. I did not think it could happen in a live game either but the fate is the fate.

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