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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 03, 2019 to Thursday, June 06, 2019

$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #11)

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $1,860,000
  • Entries: 400
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:37 PM Local Time
Hands #79-80: Sekularac Short After Doubling Strelitz Up

Ognjen Sekularac

Hand #79: Ognjen Sekularac completed his small blind and Shannon Shorr opted to check his big blind. The flop came    , Sekularac bet 50,000 and Shorr called. The turn was the  , Sekularac continued with a bet of 220,000 and Shorr folded.

Hand #80: Sekularac raised to 120,000 from the button and Daniel Strelitz contemplated for a bit before he decided to reraise to 550,000 from the big blind. Sekularac tanked and then came back over top for a shove. Strelitz called for the 2,000,000 he had behind.

Strelitz:   
Sekularac:   

The flop came     which kept Strelitz ahead and that's where he stayed when the rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river. Sekularac had around 885,000 left after paying Strelitz's double-up.

Shannon Shorr5,100,0000
Daniel Strelitz4,000,0002,000,000
Ali Imsirovic2,100,0000
Ognjen Sekularac885,000-1,915,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:31 PM Local Time
Maria Ho Eliminated in 5th Place ($91,211)

Maria Ho

Hand #78: Maria Ho moved all in for her remaining 685,000 chips from the cutoff. Strelitz re-shoved on the button and everyone else folded.

Ho was all in for her tournament life and in trouble.

Ho   
Strelitz   

The flop came    , and after the   turn and   river, Maria Ho's latest WSOP final table during her career had again ended without her claiming that elusive WSOP bracelet as she exited in fifth place.

Shannon Shorr5,100,000-500,000
Ali Imsirovic2,100,000-100,000
Daniel Strelitz2,000,0001,385,000
Maria Ho0-810,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
Hands #75-77: Strelitz Doubles Again

Hand #75: Shannon Shorr shoved in the small blind which forced Maria Ho to fold her big blind.

Hand #76: Shorr shoved on the button and got a call from Daniel Strelitz in the big blind for his remaining 565,000.

Strelitz   
Shorr   

The flop came    , and the safe turn   and river   gave Strelitz a priceless double up

Hand #77: Shorr raised to 100,000 from the cutoff which folded everyone out of the action.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:19 PM Local Time
Hands #70-74: Sekularac Gains, Ho Shoves Twice

Hand #70: Ali Imsirovic raised to 100,000 from the cutoff, Ognjen Sekularac called on the button and so did Maria Ho in the big blind. The flop came     on which they all checked to see the   fall on the turn.

Ho and Imsirovic checked again. Sekularac bet 150,000 and Ho folded. Imsirovic took a few seconds before making the call. The river completed the board with the  .

Imsirovic checked for the last time and Sekularac contemplated for a bit before betting 500,000. Imsirovic cut out calling chips and glanced at Sekularac and the board several times. In the end, Imsirovic let his hand go.

Hand #71: Shannon Shorr raised to 690,000 from the button, Ho quickly folded her small blind but Daniel Strelitz needed some more time to push his hand over the line from the big blind.

Hand #72: Imsirovic got a walk.

Hand #73: Ho shoved from the cutoff for 560,000 and everyone else folded.

Hand #74: Ho shoved again now for 685,000 from under the gun and picked up the blinds and ante.

Shannon Shorr5,600,0000
Ognjen Sekularac2,800,000300,000
Ali Imsirovic2,200,000-200,000
Maria Ho810,00080,000
Daniel Strelitz615,000-125,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:09 PM Local Time
Hands #65-69: Imsirovic Gets Started

Ali Imsirovic

Hand #65: Daniel Strelitz raised to 100,000 under the gun. Ognjen reraised to 330,000 and that folded everyone out including Strelitz.

Hand #66: Shannon Shorr raised to 150,000 from the button. Strelitz made the call from the big blind. The flop came    . Strelitz checked as did Shorr. The turn was the  . Strelitz bet 260,000 over to Shorr who called. The river came the  .

Action went check check on the river. Shorr took the pot with a pair of eights which was good enough to beat Strelitz's   

Hand #67: Shorr raised to 100,000 from the cutoff. Ali Imsirovic called from the big blind. The flop came the    . It was checked around. The turn was the   and Imsirovic led out with 275,000 which Shorr called.

The river was the  . Imsirovic led out again this time with a large bet of 700,000. Shorr thought it over for about a minute before folding and Imsirovic took a good pot.

Hand #68: Shorr raised to 100,000 under the gun. Which got a fold out of everyone.

Hand #69: Ognjen Sekularac limped from the small blind. Shorr raised to 200,000 from the big blind and Sekularac folded it.

Shannon Shorr5,600,000200,000
Ognjen Sekularac2,500,000100,000
Ali Imsirovic2,400,000400,000
Daniel Strelitz740,000-560,000
Maria Ho730,000-130,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:57 PM Local Time
Hands #60-64: Shorr Wins Some Back

Shannon Shorr

Hand #60: Daniel Strelitz raised to 100,000 from under the gun and Maria Ho called in the big blind. The flop came    , Ho check-folded to the 115,000 continuation-bet of Strelitz.

Hand #61: Shannon Shorr raised to 100,000 on the button and Strelitz called in the big blind. The flop came     and Strelitz check-folded to the 90,000 continuation-bet of Shorr.

Hand #62: Shorr raised to 110,000 from the cutoff and Maria Ho shoved on the button. Strelitz and Ali Imsirovic quickly folded their blinds and Shorr did the same.

Hand #63: Imsirovic completed his small blind and Ognjen Sekularac checked his big blind. The flop came    , Imsirovic check-called the 50,000 bet of Sekularac. The turn was the  , Imsirovic checked again and now Sekularac bet 125,000. Imsirovic glanced at the board and made the call. The river completed the board with the   for two pair on the board. Both players checked for Imsirovic to pick up the pot.

Hand #64: Strelitz raised to 100,000 from the cutoff and Imsirovic called on the button. Shorr checked how much Imsirovic had behind and then three-bet to 2,050,000 from the big blind. Both Strelitz and Imsirovic quickly folded.

Shannon Shorr5,400,000300,000
Ognjen Sekularac2,400,000-300,000
Ali Imsirovic2,000,000100,000
Daniel Strelitz1,300,000-300,000
Maria Ho860,000210,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:48 PM Local Time
Arsenii Karmatckii Eliminated in 6th Place ($65,764)

Arsenii Karmatckii

Hand #59:

Ali Imsirovic limped the 50,000 blind from the cutoff. Shorr also limped from the small blind. Arsenii Karmatckii raised all in for his remaining 260,000. Imsirovic called while Shorr folded.

Karmatckii's tournament was at stake.

Karmatckii:   
Imsirovic:   

The board came       and Karmatckii's tournament was over in 6th place.

Shannon Shorr5,100,0000
Ognjen Sekularac2,700,0000
Ali Imsirovic1,900,0000
Daniel Strelitz1,600,0001,450,000
Maria Ho650,000-150,000
Arsenii Karmatckii0-310,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:45 PM Local Time
Hands #57-58: Sekularac Takes Pot from Shorr

Hand #57: Shannon Shorr raised to 100,000 under the gun. Ognjen Sekularac called from the big blind. The flop came    . Sekularac checked and Shorr bet 180,000 which was called by Sekularac.

The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the  . Sekularac put out a bet of 270,000. Shorr called and Sekularac showed the    which was good enough to take down the pot.

Hand #58: Sekularac limped from the small blind. Shorr raised to 200,000 from the big blind which folded out Sekularac.

Shannon Shorr5,100,000-500,000
Ognjen Sekularac2,700,000900,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:38 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 50000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:33 PM Local Time
Hands #51-56: Strelitz Doubles Through Shorr

Daniel Strelitz

Hand #51: Shannon Shorr raised under the gun to 80,000 and everyone else folded

Hand #52: Maria Ho raised all in from early position which folded out the table

Hand #53: Ho raised under the gun to 80,000, folding everyone out.

Hand #54: Ognjen Sekularac raised to 80,000 from the cutoff. Shorr 3-bet to 275,000 on the button, which prompted Sekularac to fold.

Hand #55: Sekularac raised to 80,000. Shorr again 3-bet to 275,000. Daniel Strelitz came over the top from the big blind and moved all in for 665,000. Sekularac folded after a moment.

Shorr put in the call. The cards were on their backs.

Strelitz   
Shorr  

The board ran out       to give Strelitz a big double up through Shorr.

Hand #56: Sekularac raised to 90,000 from under the gun and Ali Imsirovic (who showed up a bit late) called in the big blind. The flop came    , Imsirovic check-called the 60,000 continuation-bet of Sekularac. The turn was the  , Imsirovic checked again. Sekularac now bet 125,000 which Imsirovic called. The river completed the board with the  , Imsirovic checked for the last time. Sekularac barreled another bet over the line for 250,000 and Imsirovic folded after taking a few seconds.

Shannon Shorr5,600,000-500,000
Ali Imsirovic1,900,0000
Ognjen Sekularac1,800,000-300,000
Maria Ho800,000100,000
Arsenii Karmatckii310,000-100,000
Daniel Strelitz150,000-555,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:22 PM Local Time
Hands #46-50: Two Shoves, No Calls

Hand #46: Maria Ho shoved from hijack for 720,000 and Daniel Strelitz took some time to consider his options in the cutoff but ended up folding. The rest of the table also folded.

Hand #47: Strelitz shoved for 705,000 from the hijack now and got no action.

Hand #48: Shannon Shorr raised to 760,000 from the button and both Arsenii Karmatckii and Ho folded in the blinds.

Hand #49: Shorr raised again, now to 765,000 from the cutoff and Strelitz contemplated a while from the big blind but decided to fold in the end.

Hand #50: Ognjen Sekularac raised to 80,000 from under the gun and everyone else folded.

Shannon Shorr6,100,0000
Ognjen Sekularac2,100,0000
Ali Imsirovic1,900,0000
Daniel Strelitz705,0000
Maria Ho700,0000
Arsenii Karmatckii410,0000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:15 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

With a slight delay, the final table has now started! Keep following for live hand by hand updates

Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:12 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 40000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:04 AM Local Time
Shorr, Ho, Imsirovic and Co. Battle for First Bracelet in Event 11: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em

Maria Ho

It's time to give out a WSOP bracelet in Event 11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em! Six hopefuls will be vying for the most coveted piece of jewelry in poker as well as the $442,385 first-place prize.

This bracelet will be particularly desired as some of the most prominent names in the game without a bracelet make up the six remaining players. Shannon Shorr enters today as one of those who will be looking to add a WSOP bracelet to his list of career achievements. His 72 WSOP cashes totaling over 2 million in earnings make him one of the most distinguished players to not have a bracelet to his name. He holds a significant chip advantage, with nearly half of the chips in play residing in his stack and triple the amount of the next closest stack.

Maria Ho will also be challenging for an elusive first WSOP bracelet. One of the most well known players in the game, she has come close in the last few years with four WSOP final tables to her name.

Final Table Seats and Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Shannon ShorrUnited States6,020,000151
2Arsenii KarmatckiiRussia510,00013
3Maria HoUnited States720,00018
4Daniel StrelitzUnited States705,00018
5Ali ImsirovicUnited States1,955,00049
6Ognjen SekularacSerbia2,000,00050

Looking to spoil the attempts of Shorr and Ho and looking to add another notch to his ever-increasing poker resume is one of the most in-form players in the world, Ali Imsirovic. The high roller extraordinaire has had an incredible 2019 already and winning a WSOP bracelet would turn up his hot year to blistering levels.

Another well known player at the table who has come very close in recent years to a bracelet is Daniel Strelitz, who has a 2nd place and 3rd place finish on his resume along with winnings that eclipse 1 million.

All of Serbia will be rooting for Ognjen Sekularac as he will be looking to win not only his first bracelet, but also be the very first bracelet won by a player representing that country.

Rounding out the superb six is Russia native Arsenii Karmatckii, who is making his first WSOP final table after coming close in 2018 with a 10th place finish. He has over 1 million in career poker earnings and a bracelet today would only increase his standing among the most successful players from Russia.

With all these players and storylines returning to the felt, it's guaranteed that the final six will offer some tremendous chip flinging battles. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the ground, providing hand-for-hand updates starting at 12 p.m. local time. Make sure to check in to see the climax of one of the toughest and most prestigious events on the WSOP schedule.