Thursday June 6, 2019 at 7:47 pm

The 2019 World Series of Poker at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas features 89 bracelet events for the 50th anniversary of the WSOP. We compiled a list of 2019 bracelet winners, which will be updated daily. Come back and find out who won the High Roller events or who won the special Big 50 or see which of your favorite pros won a bracelet.


The 2019 WSOP kicked off with Event #2 10K Super Turbo Bounty, which was won by Brian Green, who had gone deep many times before but never made it... until now.

British pro Ben Heath binked the $50K High Roller for nearly $1.5 million.

Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon won the first online bling of the year in Event #7 $400 ONLINE NL.

Scott Clements waited 12 years to win his third bracelet after a victory in Event #10 $1,500 Dealers Choice.

The Big 50 attracted a record-setting 28,371 entrants. Software engineer Femi Fashakin from Orlando, Florida won the Big 50 for a $1.1 million score.

Over in Event #11 5K NL, Dan Strelitz denied Maria Ho a bracelet with his first bracelet win.

Jim Bechtel waited 26 years to win another bracelet. The 1993 Main Event champ shipped the $10K Lowball event for bracelet #2.

Frankie O'Dell won his third bracelet in Omaha Hi/Lo.

Eli Elezra won his fourth bracelet with a win in Stud.

The Grinder won his fifth bracelet with a victory in Event #27 $1,500 Stud 8.

Former hockey player turned pro, Canada's Greg 'FBT' Mueller won his second bracelet win a victory in $10K HORSE.

Adam Friedman won the $10K Dealers Choice in back-to-back years. He now has three bracelets.

Upeshka 'gomezhamburg' De Silva shipped Event #38 ONLINE $600 KO Bounty for his third bracelet.



Event #1 Casino Employees $500 NL

Entrants: 685

Prize Pool: $297,975

Payouts: 103

Winner: Nicholas Haynes (USA) $62,248


Event #2 $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty

Entrants: 204

Prize Pool: $1,917,600

Payouts: 31

Winner: Brian Green (USA) $345,669


Event #3 THE BIG 50 - $500 NL

Entrants: 28,371

Prize Pool: $13,509,435

Payouts: 4,154

Winner: Femi Fashakin (USA) $1,147,449


Event #4 $1,500 Omaha 8

Entrants: 853

Prize Pool: $1,151,550

Payouts: 128

Winner: Derek McMaster (USA) $228,228


Event #5 $50,000 High Roller NL

Entrants: 110

Prize Pool: $5,280,000

Payouts: 17

Winner: Ben Heath (UK) $1,484,085


Event #6 $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw

Entrants: 296

Prize Pool: $666,000

Payouts: 45

Winner: Dan Zack (USA) $160,447


Event #7 $400 Online NL

Entrants: 2,825

Prize Pool: $1,017,000

Payouts: 33

Winner: Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon (USA) $165,263


Event #8 $10,000 Short Deck NL

Entrants: 114

Prize Pool: $1,071,600

Payouts: 18

Winner: Alex Epstein (USA) $296,227


Event #9 $600 NL Deepstack

Entrants: 6,150

Prize Pool: $3,228,750

Payouts: 923

Winner: Jeremy Pekarek (USA) $398,281


Event #10 $1,500 Dealer's Choice

Entrants: 470

Prize Pool: $634,500

Payouts: 71

Winner: Scott Clements (USA) $144,957


Event #11 $5,000 NL

Entrants: 400

Prize Pool: $1,860,000

Payouts: 60

Winner: Daniel Strelitz (USA) $442,385


Event #12 $1,000 NL Super Turbo Bounty

Entrants: 2,452

Parize Pool: $1.47 million

Payouts: 368

Winner: Dan Park (USA) $226,243


Event #13 $1,500 2-7 Lowball

Entrants: 296

Prize Pool: $399,600

Payouts: 45

Winner: Yuval Bronshtein (Israel) $96,278


Event #14 $1,500 HORSE

Entrants: 751

Prize Pool: $1,013,850

Payouts: 112

Winner: Murilo Figueredo (Brazil) $207,003


Event #15 $10,000 NL Heads-Up Championship

Entrants: 112

Prize Pool: $1,052,800

Payouts: 8

Winner: Sean Swingruber (USA) $186,356


Event #16 $1,500 NL 6-Handed

Entrants: 1,832

Prize Pool: $2,473,200

Payouts: 275

Winner: Isaac Baron (USA) $407,739


Event #17 $1,500 Shootout

Entrants: 917

Prize Pool: $1,237,950

Payouts: 100

Winner: Brett Apter (USA) $238,824


Event #18 $10,000 Omaha 8

Entrants: 183

Prize Pool: $1,720,200

Payouts: 28

Winner: Frankie O'Dell (USA) $443,641



Entrants: 8,809

Prize Pool: $11,892,150

Payouts: 1,322

Winner: John Gorsuch (USA) $1,344,930


Event #20 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud

Entrants: 285

Prize Pool: $384,750

Payouts: 43

Winner: Eli Elezra (USA) $93,766


Event #21 $10,000 NL 2-7 Lowball Draw

Entrants: 91

Prize Pool: $855,400

Payouts: 14

Winner: Jim Bechtel (USA) $253,817


Event #22 $1,000 NL DOUBLESTACK

Entrants: 3,253

Prize Pool: $2,927,700

Payouts: 485

Winner: Jorden Fox (USA) $420,693


Event #23 $1,500 Eight Game Mix

Entrants: 612

Prize Pool: $826,200

Payouts: 92

Winner: Rami Boukai (USA) $177,294


Event #24 $600 ONLINE PLO 6-Handed

Entrants: 1,216

Prize Pool: $656,640

Payouts: 99

Winner: Josh "loofa" Pollock (USA) $139,740


Event #25 $600 PLO DEEPSTACK

Entrants: 2,577

Prize Pool: $1,352,925

Payouts: 387

Winner: Andrew Donabedian (USA) $205,605


Event #26 THE MARATHON $2,620 NL

Entrants: 1,083

Prize Pool: $2,553,714

Payouts: 163

Winner: Roman Korenev (Russia) $477,401


Event #27 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud 8

Entrants: 460

Prize Pool: $621,000

Payouts: 69

Winner: Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi (USA) $142,801


Event #28 $1,000 NL

Entrants: 2,477

Prize Pool: $2,229,300

Payouts: 372

Winner: Stephen Song (USA) $341,854


Event #29 $10,000 HORSE

Entrants: 172

Prize Pool: $1,616,800

Payouts: 26

Winner: Greg 'FBT' Mueller (Canada) $425,347


Event #30 $1,000 PLO

Entrants: 1,526

Prize Pool: $1,374,300

Payouts: 229

Winner: Luis Zedan (USA) $236,673


Event #31 $3,000 NL 6-Max

Entrants: 754

Prize Pool: $2,035,800

Payouts: 114

Winner: Thomas Cazayous (France) $414,766


Event #32 SENIORS

Entrants: 5,916

Prize Pool: $5,324,400

Payouts: 888

Winner: Howard Mash (USA) $662,594


Event #33 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Entrants: 467

Prize Pool: $630,450

Payouts: 71

Winner: Robert Campbell (Australia) $144,027



Entrants: 6,214

Prize Pool: $5,592,600

Payouts: 932

Winner: Joe Cheong (USA) $687,782


Event #35 $10,000 Dealers Choice

Entrants: 122

Prize Pool: $1,146,800

Payouts: 19

Winner: Adam Friedman (USA) $312,417


Event #36 $3,000 NL Shootout

Entrants: 313

Prize Pool: $845,100

Payouts: 40

Winner: David Lambard (USA) $207,193


Event #37 $800 NL Deepstack

Entrants: 2,808

Prize Pool: $1,999,296

Payouts: 420

Winner: Robert Mitchell (USA) $297,537


Event #38 $600 ONLINE KO Bounty

Entrants: 1,224

Prize Pool: $673,200

Payouts: 207

Winner: Upeshka 'gomezhamburg' De Silva (USA) $98,262.72


Event #39 $1,000 Super Seniors

Entrants: 2,650

Prize Pool: $2,385,000

Payouts: 398

Winner: Michael Blake (USA) $359,863


Event #40 $1,500 PLO

Entrants: 1,216

Prize Pool: $1,641,600

Payouts: 183

Winner: Ismael Bojang (Austria) $298,507

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