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Unciano - WSOP 2019 International
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Posted on 28 Jun, 2019
By GS Admin
On 28 Jun, 2019
By GS Admin
On 28 Jun, 2019

WSOP 2019: McCue-Unciano, Dzivielevski win maiden titles

Event #50: Monster Stack – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

As the name suggests, you would have to start building yourself a monster stack and actually keep it till the end to be the champion here. 5 days after action began, Hawaii’s Kainalu McCue-Unciano emerged victor in Event #50 and became the only millionaire that this tournament promised.

He had to grind for hours and hours and beat a total field of 6,035 entries and when he looks back at it, he will be extremely delighted, especially since the player bagged $1,008,850 in prize money. Prior to this, his best live cash was only around $75,000 and his career earnings around $500k.

“It feels great! This is the biggest final table I’ve ever been at, and I just tried to not think about how much money I was playing for,” said Unciano after the victory. Quite a few Indian players also cashed over the course of the Monster Stack Event with Siddharth Mundada making the deepest run, finishing 76th on Day 3 of the tournament.

Final Table Results:

  1. Kainalu McCue-Unciano – $1,008,850
  2. Vincent Chauve – $623,211
  3. Gregory Katayama – $461,369
  4. Bart Hanson – $344,079
  5. Benjamin Ector – $258,516
  6. Igor Yaroshevskyy – $195,687
  7. Bryan Kim – $149,247
  8. Andre Haneberg – $114,694
  9. Javier Zarco – $88,817

Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

This tournament went on as long as the name of the event, lasting 30+ levels over 3 days, but at the end of it, there was one happy Brazilian poker player. Yuri Dzivielevski is more-or-less an online poker legend also being the number one online grinder in the world at one stage, playing under the name, ‘theNERDguy’.

Yuri - WSOP 2019

He has had LAPT and PCA titles to his name in live poker but if there was one thing missing, it was a WSOP bracelet. He left no stone unturned to ensure he got that too in WSOP 2019, beating a field of 401 runners to win Event #51 and take home a shiny new bracelet and $213,750 in prize money, beating Michael Thompson in heads-up.

Final Table Results:

  1. Yuri Dzivielevski – $213,750
  2. Michael Thompson – $132,113
  3. Denis Strebkov – $89,744
  4. Andrey Zaichenko – $62,176
  5. Dan Zack – $43,950
  6. Philip Long – $31,710
  7. Alex Livingston – $23,362
  8. Daniel Ratigan – $17,584

For more updates on WSOP 2019 tournament winners and other poker stories from around the world, stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com.

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