Brandon Adams starts the final day of the WSOP $50,000 Final Fifty with the chip lead. (WPT photo).

Shaun Deeb and Brandon Adams both bagged up chip leads in “post-lim” events in the shadows of the Main Event at the 2019 World Series of Poker on Tuesday. Those two were the headliners in two of the five events outside of the Main Event on the calendar but Dan Zack also put on a show in his pursuit of WSOP Player of the Year honors.

Brandon Adams Leads $50,000 Final Fifty Final Table

Brandon Adams has already won one WSOP bracelet this summer and on Tuesday he took a gigantic step towards winning a second one. Adams finished Day 2 of the $50,000 Final Fifty event with the chip lead and just six players standing between himself and that second victory.

Adams bagged up 11,970,000 and sits well ahead of the rest of the field. 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event champion Adrian Mateos has the second biggest stack with 7,375,000. Michael Addamo sits third with 5,765,000.

Daniel Tang, Sam Soverel, Ali Imsirovic, and Keith Tilston round out the final table.

There were 14 players who registered on Day 2, including Cary Katz. This presented the PokerGO owner with a challenge. He started the day with a healthy chip stack in the Main Event and was forced to actually multi-table between the two events.

Katz managed to survive past the bubble of the Final Fifty before busting in 12th for $112,357.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Brandon Adams – 11,970,000
  2. Adrian Mateos – 7,375,000
  3. Michael Addamo – 5,765,000
  4. Daniel Tang – 4,550,000
  5. Sam Soverel – 3,600,000
  6. Ali Imsirovic – 2,190,000
  7. Keith Tilston – 1,500,000

Shaun Deeb Tops Little One for One Drop After Day 2

Shaun Deeb continues to chase down Player of the Year points and a fifth career bracelet. The former #1-ranked PocketFiver soared to the top of the chip counts after the $1,111 Little One for One Drop after Day 2 with 412 players still remaining.

Deeb ended the day with 2,892,000 and holds a 526,000 chip lead over the next biggest stack belonging to Matt Souza.

This is Deeb’s 14th cash this summer and he sits just over 620 points behind WSOP Player of the Year leader Robert Campbell.

There’s a number of notables still in contention including Loni Harwood (1,121,000), Mike Sexton – (1,030,000), Ryan Laplante (747,000), and Day 4 Main Event casualty Cliff Josephy (676,000).

An additional 787 players joined the field on Day 2 to push the final number of entries to 6,248 and the prize pool to $5,623,200. The eventual champion will earn $690,686.

Top 10 Chip Counts

  1. Shaun Deeb – 2,892,000
  2. Matt Souza – 2,366,000
  3. Jeremy Dresch – 2,300,000
  4. Naor Slobodskoy – 2,109,000
  5. Jaime Lewin – 1,980,000
  6. Ian Simpson – 1,961,000
  7. Dustin Goff – 1,751,000
  8. Keith Carter – 1,700,000
  9. Alan Schein – 1,637,000
  10. Nick Shkolnik – 1,620,000

Tu Dao On Top of $3,000 Six Max Limit Hold’em Final Table

Tu Dao finished fourth in the Ladies Championship event in late June, but now she’s in position to improve on that after finishing Day 2 of the $3,000 Six Max Limit Hold’em event with 954,000 and the lead.

Right behind Dao is Alain Alinat with 805,000. The two middle-of-the-pack stacks, Oleg Chebotarev and Jan Suchanek have 672,000 and 599,000 respectively. Chade Eveslage sits fifth 431,000 and Ian O’Hara rounds out the final six with 410,000.

Among those who cashed on Tuesday include Patrick Leonard (15th – $6,748), Greg Mueller (23rd – $5,484), Joao Vieira (27th – $4,571) and Daniel Zack (28th – $4,571). Zach also picked up 46.1 POY points to move just 112.46 points behind current POY leader Robert Campbell.

The day started with 57 players and needed just 11 hours to get down to a final table. The players will now take Wednesday off before returning to action on Thursday to play down to a winner.

Final Table Chip Counts
Tu Dao – 954,000
Alain Alinat – 805,000
Oleg Chebotarev – 672,000
Jan Suchanek – 599,000
Chad Eveslage – 431,000
Ian O’Hara – 410,000

$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty Event Draws 1,130 Runners

A year after 833 players entered the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Bounty event, 1,130 players gave the event a decent-sized boost in entries and prize pool and so far nobody can be happier about that than Tobias Schwecht. The Austrian finished Day 1 with 419,200 and the chip lead.

Richard Kellett is right on his heels though. The Brit finished with 414,600 and is just 4,600 behind Schwecht. China’s Yingui Li and Kazuhiko Yotsushika wound up third and fourth respectively.

The top American, Jason Young, bagged up the fifth biggest stack with 356,300.


Some of the familiar faces that made it to Day 2 include Jesse Sylvia (205,800), Christian Harder (147,300), Connor Drinan (124,300), JC Tran (95,800), Gordon Vayo (90,600), Daniel Negreanu (64,800), Robin Ylitalo (62,800), and Daniel Zack (51,300).

Just 247 players made it to Day 2 and the bubble will burst on Wednesday after 77 more players are sent to the rail.

Top 10 Chip Counts

  1. Tobias Schwecht – 419,200
  2. Richard Kellett – 414,600
  3. Yingui Li – 379,400
  4. Kazuhiko Yotsushika – 359,600
  5. Jason Young – 356,300
  6. Jan-Peter Jachtmann – 354,100
  7. Bradley Butcher – 341,200
  8. Denis Strebkov – 331,700
  9. Senovio Ramirez III – 302,400
  10. Jonathan Depa – 300,400

Vlad Darie Edges out Andras Nemeth for $3K NLHE Lead

Vlad Darie finished Day 1 of the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event with the chip lead, just ahead of former #1-ranked PocketFiver Andras Nemeth. Darie wound up with 284,000 while Nemeth accumulated 264,500.

Darie and Nemeth are just two of the 148 players who advanced to Day 2. Other notables who bagged and tagged include Kristen Bicknell (192,000), Justin Bonomo (170,500), Patrick Leonard (103,500), Asher Conniff (92,500), Rainer Kempe (80,500), and Paul Volpe (46,500).

Remarkably, Dan Zack managed to finish with chips in this event as well. Daniel Zack will have a busy day on Wednesday as he plays his stack in the $1,500 PLO Bounty event adn this one.

Top 10 Chip Counts

  1. Vlad Darie – 284,000
  2. Andras Nemeth – 264,500
  3. David Margi – 263,500
  4. Guillaume Nolet – 230,000
  5. Peter Walsworth – 222,000
  6. Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 221,000
  7. Jay Sharon – 218,000
  8. Dennis Brand – 216,500
  9. Ronald Paolucci – 210,500
  10. Michael Tureniec – 209,000