Sunday June 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Russia's Roman Korenev outlasted 1,083 players to win 2019 WSOP Event #26 $2,620 NL MARATHON for a score worth $477,401 and his first bracelet. Luis Zedan, originally from El Salvador, won his first bracelet in Event #30 $1,000 PLO for a score worth $236,673... but he said he'll be donating 35% of his winnings to charity. Also, Robert Campbell from Australia won Event #33 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw for $144,027.

Another wild and wooly Saturday night in Las Vegas. They handed out a couple more bracelets at the Rio Casino too with the MARATHON event finally ending after a marathon-like tournament.

A Russian found himself as the last player standing in 2019 WSOP Event #26 $2,620 NL MARATHON. Roman Korenev went the distance to win his first bracelet and the first bling for Russia.

El Salvador found its first bracelet winner. Miami businessman Luis Zedan went the distance in Event #30 $1K PLO.

Event #26 $2,620 NL MARATHON - Final Results

Korenev

The MARATHON is one of those branded events that suits love because it sounds cool and gives the marketing department something to work with. I mean, it's all about selling the dream of the WSOP but you need a few key catch phrases along the way to help sell the dream of cash, bracelets, and poker awesomeness.

The 2019 MARATHON event at the WSOP attracted 1,083 long distance runners aka poker players. They created a prize pool that topped $2.5 million. Only the top 163 places paid out.

Sergio Fernandez bubbled the final table in tenth place. Among the notables who went deep in the 2019 MARATHON included... Tim Miles, Dan Park, Preston Lee, Yi Xu, Derek Bowers, Clyde Walters, Ryan Leng, Erkut Yilmaz, Jeff Chang, Sam Cohen, Ben Palmer, David "The Dragon" Pham, Ole Schemon, Morten Mortensen, Oliver Busquet, Johnny Bax, Park Yu Cheng, Jesse Cohen, Pat Mahoney, Julien Loire, Max Lykov, Adrien Mateos, James Murphy, and Nick Wright.

The final table included Roman Korenev, Jared Koppel, Dong Sheng Peng, Francis Anderson, Joe Curcio, Joseph Liberta, Matt Russell, Gustavo Darosamuniz, and Peter Hong.

Roman Korenev advanced to his second final table, but he managed to go the distance in this one. He picked off American Jared Koppel heads up for the victory.

Jared Koppel banked $295K for second place for six days of work. Not too shabby, eh?

Korenev took down his first bracelet and earned a payout worth over $477K.

Event #26 $2,620 NL MARATHON

Entrants: 1,083

Prize Pool: $2,553,714

Payouts: 163

 

Final Table Payouts:

1. Roman Korenev (Russia) $477,401

2. Jared Koppel (USA) $295,008

3. Dong Sheng Peng (China) $208,726

4. Francis Anderson (USA) $149,605

5. Joe Curcio (USA) $108,646

6. Joseph Liberta (USA) $79,957

7. Matt Russell (USA) $59,642

8. Gustavo Darosamuniz (Brazil) $45,100

9. Peter Hong (USA) $34,580

Event #30 $1,000 PLO - Final Table Results

Meanwhile over in PLO, they attracted 1,526 runners for the 1K PLO-donkfest. The prize pool topped $1.375 million with only 229 places get a cut of the PLO pie.

Luis Zedan, a Miami businessman originally from El Salvador, was the last player standing in PLO. He banked $236,673 for winning Event #30 and also earned his first bracelet. He also notched the first win for El Salvador.

Zedan said he will be donating 35% of his score to charity.

Zedan's final table included Thida Lin, Sam Razavi, Ryan Robinson, Ryan Goindoo, Greg Donatelli, Chris Conrad, Stanislav Parkhomenko, and Erik Wilcke.

Notables who went deep and cashed in 1K PLO included... Martijn Gerrits, Phil Grimes, Dan Martin, Ken Fishman, Jason Gooch, Nelson Wong, Matt Stout, Jon Turner, Dan Zack, Allan Le, Vitaly Lunkin, Jeff Wang, Arne Kern, Darryll Fish, Sue Smith, Erik Seidel, Ray Henson, Ayaz Mahmood, Lee Markholt, Eoghan O'Dea, Phil Laak, Martin Kozlov, Chris Moorman, Ha Diep, Ajay Chabra, DJ MacKinnon, Pa Mahoney, Dietrich Fast, and Joe Buckley.

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

Over in Event #33 $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, Aussie pro Robert Campbell shipped the Triple Draw bracelet. He outlasted 467 runners to win $144,027.

Campbell defeated David "Gunslinger" Bach heads up for the bling. He also denied Bach a foruth bracelet. His final table also included Jared Bleznick, Kyle Miaso, Jesse Hampton, and Aaron Dermer.

Notables who went deep and cashed in this Triple Draw event included... Benny Glasser, Hope Williams, Mike Noori, Frankie O'Dell, Dan Strelitz, Carol Fuchs, Valentin Vornicu, Marco Traniello, Joon Park, Brock Parker, David Wiggs, Scott Bohlman, Jon Turner, Shirley Rosario, Ian Johns, Max Kruse, Ken Po, Lena Wang, and Capt. Tom Franklin.

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