The Event #69:$1,000 Mini Main Event of the WSOP 2019 was a grand success as it drew a huge field of 5,521 entries and created prize pool of $4,968,900. The FT of the inaugural event saw players from U.S., China, Ireland, Argentina, Japan, and Switzerland. Eventually, it was French poker pro Jeremy Saderne who emerged as the champion to earn the title, his first bracelet and $628,654.
This was the second WSOP win for France as Thomas Cazayous had also won the $3,000 no-limit hold’em six-max shootout for $414,766. This win was the best score for the 27-year-old Saderne and it took his live earnings to a whopping $726,069. He is now ranked 98th in France All Time Money List
“I’m feeling very good.I can’t imagine winning a tournament with more than 5,000 people, especially this one when the tournament is very, very fast. You have to have good cards, and I just ran so good.” – Saderne
Saderne had started the final table as the chip leader and he eventually reached heads-up with the female pro – Lula Taylor. He began heads-up with a commanding lead of 214 million chips against Taylor’s 117 Million. Taylor could not make a comeback, eventually finishing runner-up for $388,284.
The last hand saw Taylor with Qd 10h and Saderne with Ac Ad. The board ran out As 9s 3d Jh 4s where the latter sealed the win, taking home his maiden bracelet and the top prize of $628,654.
As many as five Indians posted scores in this event. Four of them exited on Day 2, including Nipun Java (51st for $11,460), Kunal Punjwani (99th for $4,772), Paawan Bansal (250th for $3,125) and Sirjan Singh (320th for $2,762). Gokul Parvathaneni (775th for $1,499) exited the event on Day 1.
Final Table Payouts (USD):
- Jeremy Saderne – $628,654
- Lula Taylor – $388,284
- Andres Korn – $287,219
- Yi Ma – $214,047
- Koji Takagi – $160,715
- Stefan Widmer – $121,586
- Philip Gildea – $92,686
- Ben Alloggio – $71,199
- James Stewart – $55,188
Aditya Systla Finishes 14th in WSOP 2019 Salute To Warriors Event
Day 2 of Event #71: SALUTE TO WARRIORS – $500 No-Limit Hold’em, which was hosted honor of the United States armed forces, saw 287 players return to the felts. Following 16 levels of play, only eight players remained in contention. There was not a big participation from Team India though, two of our Indians made it to Day 2 of the event, namely Aditya Systla and Sachidananda Sivakumar.
Systla had carried a better stack of 310,000 chips to Day 2 and he ran the deepest among the two, narrowly missing the final table and finishing 14th for $5,819 . This was Systla’s first WSOP score and the best score. Sivakumar, who had made Day 2 with 70,000 chips, finished 141st for $865.
After Taehyung Kim (9th for $9,486) got busted, the play ended for the day. Taylor Carroll emerged as the chip leader with 13,525,000 and he will be leading the remaining 8 for the final day on July 5.