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

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 to Friday, June 07, 2019

$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed (Event #16)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,473,200
  • Entries: 1,832
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:49 PM Local Time
Isaac Baron Captures Long-Awaited World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet in Event #16: $1,500 NLH 6-Handed

Isaac Baron

On Saturday, the final two players from a 1,832-entry field returned to action in the 2019 World Series of Poker Event #16: $1,500 NLH 6-Handed. On the line were a $407,739 top prize and coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

It took just four hands for long-time poker pro Isaac Baron, 31, to emerge victorious to capture his first piece of WSOP hardware.

"I'm feeling pretty good. It's been a long time coming getting this first bracelet. I've wanted it for a while and am just glad it was pretty easy today," Baron said in his winner interview. "I'm not sure what it means for my career, but it feels good. I've wanted a bracelet for a long time. I started out watching the World Series. I've played these tournaments for 12 years and have never gotten one, so it feels good … I don't really know how to put it into words. It feels like a long time coming."

A former online pro known as "westmenloAA" and "Isaac Baron," Baron won Card Player Magazine's first-ever Online Player of the Year Award in 2007. While it was Baron's first WSOP bracelet, he has had several other high-profile scores including a career-best $1,207,599 for finishing third in the 2014 PCA, fourth in the 2008 EPT4 Grand Final for $932,006, and runner-up in the 2015 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star for $704,200.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Isaac BaronUnited States$407,739
2Ong DingxiangSingapore$251,937
3Stephen GranerUnited States$177,085
4James HughesUnited States$126,011
5Richard HasnipUnited Kingdom$90,791
6Cameron MarshallUnited States$66,243
7Pierce McKellarUnited States$48,954

Day 3 Action

Ong Dingxiang came into Friday's Day 3 second in chips and never looked back. Dingxiang tallied up numerous eliminations throughout the day including that of Day 2 chip leader Romain Nussmann. Baron was another player who got off to a really hot start on Day 3 after eliminating Hans Joachim Hein, Marc Robinson, Nicholas Dolen, Ryan Brown and Henry Lu.

On Hand #48 of the final table, Stephen Graner opened with a raise to 260,000 from the cutoff, Dingxiang three-bet to 930,000 on the button and action folded to Baron, who four-bet to 2,600,000 from the big blind. Graner got out of the way and Dingxiang tagged along. Baron check-called the 1,700,000 bet from Dingxiang after a flop of jack-high and both players checked a nine on the turn. The river came with an eight putting a jack-high straight on the board. Baron checked to Dingxiang who put out a bet of 6,600,000 and Baron instantly called with a queen-high straight only to see Dingxiang roll over a king-high straight.

"I knew if I got to heads up anything could happen," Baron said. "When we were fourhanded that's kind of what I was thinking."

Dingxiang raked in a monster pot that had over a third of the chips in play. The duo would go on to play more than 100 hands heads up before breaking for the night. During that time Baron essentially evened the stacks.

"He wanted to keep going, I wanted to stop," Baron said of the break. "It was a combination of I had just doubled him up so he had a little momentum and also, I was just exhausted and didn't feel like I was necessarily playing my best. I just wanted to go to sleep and it worked out."

In just the fourth hand of action on Day 4, Baron raised with turned out to be pocket aces and just called when Dingxiang three-bet. Dingxiang bet after flopping top pair of queens with his king-queen and again Baron just called. The turn was a brick and Dingxiang jammed. Baron had him covered, called, and held when a three bricked the river.

Baron is going to relish in the moment today and tomorrow plans to head back home to L.A. for some rest and relaxation with plans of returning to the WSOP later in the summer.

"I don't like doing the whole WSOP so I have to try to break it up," he said. "I'm just going home for ten days and then I'll be back."

Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:15 PM Local Time
Ong Dingxiang Eliminated in 2nd Place ($251,937)

Ong Dingxiang

On just the fourth hand of the day (Hand #182 of the final table), Isaac Baron raised to 800,000 from the button and Ong Dingxiang three-bet to 3.2 million.

Baron just called and the flop came down    . Dingxiang bet 3.7 million and Baron paused a few beats before making the call.

After the dealer burned and turned the  , Dingxiang moved all in for 13.35 million and Baron snap-called.

Baron:   
Dingxiang:   

Dingxiang held top pair but was behind Baron's pocket rockets. The   river was no help to Dingxiang and just like that the tournament came to an end. Dingxiang earned $251,937 for his runner-up finish.

Stay tuned for a full event recap.

Isaac Baron45,800,00022,125,000
Ong Dingxiang0-21,825,000
Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:05 PM Local Time
First Blood to Ong Dingxiang

In the first hand of heads-up play on Day 4, Ong Dingxiang raised to 800,000 and Isaac Baron called.

The latter checked the     flop and folded to a bet of 900,000 from Dingxiang.

Isaac Baron23,675,000-800,000
Ong Dingxiang21,825,000800,000
Saturday, June 8, 2019 2:02 PM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 200000/400000
Ante: 400000
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:52 AM Local Time
Who Will Walk Away with the $407,739 First-Place Prize?

Isaac Baron & Ong Dingxiang

The 2019 WSOP Event #16: 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed began with 1,832 players, but today just two return to action to play to a winner.

Either Isaac Baron or Ong Dingxiang will walk away with a $407,739 top prize and shiny WSOP gold bracelet, and it's shaping up to be a strong match as both players start nearly even in chips.

The duo played 100 hands of heads-up action last night before play was suspended.

Final Table Results So Far

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1  $407,739
2  $251,937
3Stephen GranerUnited States$177,085
4James HughesUnited States$126,011
5Richard HasnipUnited Kingdom$90,791
6Cameron MarshallUnited States$66,243
7Pierce McKellarUnited States$48,954

Heads up action for Event #16: 1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed resumes at 2 p.m. local time so come back here to find out who the new WSOP champion will be as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor giving you all of the live updates.