On Wednesday, July 10, Day 5 of the 2019 WSOP $10,000 Main Event kicked off at 12 noon local time.
2019 WSOP: Event #73: $10,000 NLHE MAIN EVENT
- Schedule: July 3 to July 16, 2019
- Venue: Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
- Buy-in: $10,000
- Prizepool: $80,548,600
- Total Entries: 8,569
- Remaining: 106
Timothy Su once again the Chip Leader on Day 5
Timothy Su, who was chip leader in Day 2ab of the event, is once again the chip leader with 19,235,000 chips at the end of Day 5, considered to be the longest day so far in this tournament as it concluded around 2am on Thursday.
At the final hour, Su defeated 3-time bracelet winner Brian Yoon when his top pair of kings were no match against Su's bullets.
Afterwards, Su bagged an even bigger pot when he won against Yulian Bogdanov. Su said, "He was new to the table, so I didn't have much to go off. When I took a step back and thought about it, his line didn't seem to make much sense."
With just a few thousand dollars in recorded cashes, Timothy Su seems like an unlikely chip leader to ever go deep into poker's biggest tournament event of the summer. However, the software engineer based just out of Boston has managed to hold on to his huge stack. He looked to be completely comfortable and not out of place among the more experienced grinders in the fray. He said about his massive stack, "I'm proud. When the big blind is the starting stack...to think that's what we all started with is unreal."
This is actually Timothy Su's first time to attend the Main Event.
Trailing behind Su are players such as: 888poker qualifier Sam Greenwood (11,950,000), Duey Duong (11,765,000), Warwick Mirzikinian (11,430,000), Luke Graham (11,280,000), and Nicholas Marchington (10,835,000).
Other notable players who made it include Romain Lewis (10,600,000), Andy Hwang (8,660,000), Daniel Hachem (6,765,000), Antonio Esfandiari (6,630,000), Chris Hunichen (6,280,000), Alex Foxen (2,655,000), Preben Stokkan (1,100,000)
888poker Qualifier Update
In poker, you can never tell that things can go round so quickly - one day you're on the bottom, and the next day you're on top. This happened to both of 888poker's online qualifiers: Dean Morrone and Mihai Manole.
888poker qualifier Mihai Manole has managed to survive Day 5, with an astounding 5,685,000 chips in his bag at the end of the day. Manole, who joined the Main Event 11 times and only cashed once (122nd place for $52,718 in 2012), say this the very first time he's had a lot of chips and is still going strong as he advances to Day 6.
Unfortunately for Day 4 chip leader Dean Morrone, he got busted before the day's end. He finished 159th place for $59,925 - you gotta admit that's an incredible run for just $100, considering it's also his first-time ever to attend the WSOP Main Event.
Here's the list of End-of-Day Chip Counts, showing the top 20 spots for Day 5:
The 106 remaining players shall return once again on July 11, Thursday at noon local time.