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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 17, 2024 to Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $2,000
  • Prizepool: $2,778,580
  • Entries: 1,561
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:53 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 11 hours ago)
A Kingery's Ransom: Longshoreman Ships $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $410,359

Jared Kingery

In Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2024 World Series of Poker, Jared Kingery emerged as the latest bracelet winner after three intense days of battle.

Kingery reigned over Javier Gomez in heads-up play, claiming $410,359 and his first career bracelet, while Gomez settled for $273,581 as the runner-up.

The event drew 1,561 players, amassing a prize pool of $2,778,580, and marked Kingery's breakthrough after coming close on poker's grandest stage once before.

At the 2022 WSOP, Kingery finished as the runner-up in Event #5: $500 The Housewarming, the tournament that commemorated the WSOP's move to Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Two years on, the celebrations are now for Kingery as he locked in his crowning moment.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jared KingeryUnited States$410,359
2Javier GomezSpain$273,581
3Yunkyu SongUnited States$197,443
4Juan Carlos VecinoSpain$144,176
5Javier ZarcoSpain$106,537
6Yasheel DoddanavarIndia$79,676
7Kavin ShahIndia$60,317
8Narcis NedelcuRomania$46,227
9Jon GlendinningUnited States$35,873
10Nicholas MasseyUnited States$28,192

Kingery Takes Full Advantage

While the Washington native has won more than $800,000 at the WSOP's new home, Kingery's main profession is away from the table.

"I'm definitely not a professional player, I'm actually a longshoreman back in Washington so I don't play that much," said Kingery. "That Housewarming score was my first WSOP tournament ever. I was just sun-running."

Jared Kingery Heads-Up at WSOP 2022
Jared Kingery Heads-Up at WSOP 2022

Kingery had a small window of opportunity to go one better this time around. The new champion revealed he's only in Vegas for nine days and that he was unable to play last year as he welcomed the birth of his daughter.

Sun-running or not, Kingery has proved to be a force to be reckoned with at the tables as he navigated through a very tough field to take the gold.

Final Day Action

On Day 3 of the tournament, seventeen players returned. Early eliminations in the first level included Barry Shulman, Michael Berk, Dillon Najor, and Edgard Saliba, each walking away with $18,095 in payouts.

As the final table bubble approached, Huihan Wu was knocked out by Juan Carlos Vecino, narrowing the field down to ten remaining players. The chip leader, Gomez, continued his dominance by eliminating Nicholas Massey and Jon Glendinning.

Kavin Shah gained momentum with a notable bust of Narcis Nedelcu, followed by a significant pot against Gomez. However, Shah's journey came to an end when Gomez finished him off after a few orbits.

Javier Gomez
Javier Gomez

Yunkyu Song then entered the fray, making a big jump by knocking out Yasheel Doddanavar. However, Song faced challenges after doubling up Javier Zarco and Kingery in consecutive hands.

Kingery's day took a dramatic turn as he scored significant wins, including a massive pot against Gomez with a nut straight. This propelled him to a commanding chip lead and allowed him to apply pressure to the remaining players. He eliminated Vecino in a flip and continued solidifying his position at the top of the counts.

Despite Song's valiant comeback, he ultimately fell short against Kingery's ace-king, securing a respectable third-place finish.

In the heads-up battle, Gomez and Kingery clashed quickly, with Kingery's ace-queen prevailing over Gomez's ace-jack. Kingery got his redemption, with the bracelet and the top prize being the reminder of his perseverance.

That's it for the coverage here on Event #44 at the 2024 WSOP, but keep a tab open on PokerNews as you have all of the summer's tournament info at your fingertips!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 9:15 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 13 hours ago)
Javier Gomez Eliminated in 2nd Place ($273,581)

Javier Gomez

Javier Gomez raised to 1,000,000 from the button, Jared Kingery three-bet to 3,300,000 from the big blind and Gomez called.

Kingery continued for 2,500,000 on the     flop. Gomez called.

The   turn saw Kingery commit an additional 8,000,000 chips into the middle. Gomez didn't take long to move all in and Kingery called.

Javier Gomez:   
Jared Kingery:   

Both players turned top pair, but Kingery's kicker was superior. The river landed the   and Gomez was sent to the rail, leaving Kingery to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Jared Kingery46,830,00024,130,000
Javier Gomez0-16,500,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 9:05 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 13 hours ago)
Yunkyu Song Eliminated in 3rd Place ($197,443)

Yunkyu Song

After a preflop betting war, Jared Kingery moved all in and Yunkyu Song called to put his tournament life on the line.

Yunkyu Song:   
Jared Kingery:   

Song was ahead going into this flip, but unfortunately, the runout of       wound up giving Kingery top two pair to send him to the rail in third place.

Jared Kingery35,000-22,665,000
Yunkyu Song0-8,000,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:48 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 13 hours ago)
Gomez Is Back In It

Jared Kingery raised to 800,000 from the button and Javier Gomez defended in the big blind.

The     flop checked through to the   on the turn. Gomez took the lead for 600,000 and Kingery called.

The   river saw Gomez bet again, this time for 1,400,000. Kingery made a swift call. Gomez tabled    having flopped the nut straight.

Jared Kingery22,700,000-8,300,000
Javier Gomez16,500,0009,500,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:42 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 13 hours ago)
Song Doubles Thru Kingery

Jared Kingery shoved from the button and Yunkyu Song quickly called from the small blind to put himself at risk while Javier Gomez got out of the way.

Yunkyu Song:   
Jared Kingery:   

Song was ahead with his pocket nines, and the board of       treated him well to award him the double.

Jared Kingery31,000,000-2,000,000
Yunkyu Song8,000,000900,000
Javier Gomez7,000,000-3,450,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:34 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 13 hours ago)
Gomez Finds Two Doubles

Hand One:

Javier Gomez raised to 2,450,000 from the small blind, an effective all-in with just 500,000 behind the line. Jared Kingery, in the big blind, just called.

Gomez check-called a bet for his last 500,000 on the     flop.

Javier Gomez:   
Jared Kingery:   

The   turn and   river gave Gomez two pair and he doubled up.

Hand Two:

Just one orbit later, Gomez raised to 5,100,000 from the small blind, again leaving himself 500,000 behind the line. Kingery called.

The     flop saw Gomez check-call a bet from Kingery for his tournament life.

Javier Gomez:   
Jared Kingery:   

The   turn and   river improved Gomez to a full house and he doubled up again.

Jared Kingery33,000,000-3,000,000
Javier Gomez10,450,0007,475,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:29 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 13 hours ago)
Juan Carlos Vecino Eliminated in 4th Place ($144,176)

Juan Carlos Vecino

Juan Carlos Vecino moved all in preflop and chip leader Jared Kingery made the call to put him at risk.

Juan Carlos Vecino:   
Jared Kingery:   

Viceno would need to improve to stay alive in this flip, but the runout of [8c8as6h2h7d] failed to do so and he was eliminated in fourth place.

Jared Kingery36,000,0002,000,000
Juan Carlos Vecino0-6,600,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:20 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 14 hours ago)
Song Finds a Crucial Double

Yunkyu Song raised to 3,300,000 from the cutoff, an effective all in with just 50,000 behind the line. Javier Gomez, on the button, moved all in for 6,300,000 and Song put in his last 50,000.

Yunkyu Song:   
Javier Gomez:   

The      run out made Song's departure look likely, but the   river kept him alive and he found a crucial double.

Yunkyu Song7,100,0004,000,000
Javier Gomez2,975,000-4,025,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:06 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 14 hours ago)
Kingery Flops the Nuts to Take Commanding Lead

Jared Kingery

Jared Kingery raised to 600,000 from the cutoff and Javier Gomez defended in the big blind.

The     flop saw Gomez check-call a bet of 800,000 from Kingery.

The   turn saw a repeat of the action, this time Kingery sized up to 2,500,000.

Gomez checked again on the   river. Kingery placed a very sizeable bet of 6,500,000, sending Gomez into the tank. Gomez made the call only to be delivered the bad news; Kingery tabled   , having flopped the nut straight.

Jared Kingery34,000,00013,500,000
Javier Gomez7,000,000-9,200,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 7:59 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 14 hours ago)
Vecino Shoves on Song

On a heads-up flop of    , Yunkyu Song checked, Juan Carlos Vecino bet 425,000, and Song called.

The turn came the   and Song check-called another bet from Vecino, this time for 825,000.

When the river fell the  , Song checked once more to Vecino, who then announced he was all in for around 3,000,000. Song then went deep into the tank for almost five minutes before he finally slid his cards to the dealer and the pot was pushed over to [Vecino.

Juan Carlos Vecino6,600,0000
Yunkyu Song3,100,000600,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 7:47 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 14 hours ago)
Kingery Gets Value on the River

Javier Gomez limped in from the small blind, Jared Kingery raised to 900,000 from the big blind and Gomez called.

Both players checked to the river as the full board now read      . Gomez checked and Kingery put out a very delayed continuation of 1,000,000. Gomez made a quick call. Kingery tabled    for two pair, winning him this pot.

Jared Kingery20,500,0002,000,000
Javier Gomez16,200,000-1,500,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 7:43 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 14 hours ago)
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 7:17 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 15 hours ago)
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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 7:15 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 15 hours ago)
Life Outside Poker: UFC's Bruce Buffer Dishes on Poker Games w/ Leonardo DiCaprio
Bruce Buffer Life Outside Poker
Bruce Buffer Life Outside Poker

Life Outside Poker is a new podcast for PokerNews hosted by Connor Richards that seeks to pull back the curtain on poker players and allow viewers and listeners to get to know them on a personal level.

In the eighth episode, Connor speaks with legendary UFC ring announcer Bruce Buffer in an exclusive in-depth interview after Buffer's deep run in the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $50,000 High Roller. Buffer, a longtime poker player, finished in eighth place for a career-best $212,423 after kicking off Day 3 with his trademark "it's time" introduction.

Buffer talked about finding his long-lost half-brother, Michael Buffer, and becoming his manager, the early days of the UFC, the similarities between poker and martial arts, his relationships with Joe Rogan and Dana White, playing poker with Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio and the time he injured himself in a poker tournament before announcing the biggest UFC fight in history.

This interview was filmed at the 2024 WSOP inside Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

The Life Outside Poker podcast is available on major streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio. You can also watch the interview with Bruce Buffer by heading to the PokerNews YouTube channel.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:43 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 15 hours ago)
Dinner Break

The four players remaining are now on a 1-hour dinner break and will return to action at approximately 7:40 local time.

Gorilla Gaming
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:40 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 15 hours ago)
Song Five-Bet Jams Into Kingery's Aces

Jared Kingery

Jared Kingery raised to 500,000 from the cutoff, Yunkyu Song three-bet to 1,300,000 from the button and Kingery responded with a four-bet to 2,500,000.

Song thought for some time before five-bet jamming for Kingery's effective stack of 8,950,000. Kingery beat Song into the pot.

Jared Kingery:   
Yunkyu Song:   

The board ran out      ; Kingery's ace held at the right time to earn him the full double-up in this monster pot.

Jared Kingery18,500,0009,500,000
Yunkyu Song2,500,000-8,900,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:20 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 16 hours ago)
Kingery Pressures Gomez

Jared Kingery raised to 500,000 from the cutoff and Javier Gomez defended in the big blind.

The     flop checked through to the   on the turn. Gomez took the lead for 600,000 and Kingery called.

The   river saw Gomez commit an additional 1,100,000 into the middle. Kingery thought on his decision for some time before putting in a raise to 3,000,000. Gomez went into the tank before electing to make the fold.

Javier Gomez17,700,000-5,100,000
Jared Kingery9,000,0002,750,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:10 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 16 hours ago)
Song Doubles Thru Vecino

After a preflop betting war, Yunkyu Song moved all in and Juan Carlos Vecino called to put him at risk.

Yunkyu Song:   
Juan Carlos Vecino:   

Song would need some help to stay alive, and he sure got it as the flop of     gave him the lead with a pair of kings. The runout of    changed nothing and Song scored the pot for the double.

Yunkyu Song11,400,0006,300,000
Juan Carlos Vecino6,600,000-6,000,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:03 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 16 hours ago)
Javier Zarco Eliminated in 5th Place ($106,537)

Javier Zarco

Juan Carlos Vecino raised to 500,000 from the cutoff, Javier Zarco moved all in for approximately 3,100,000 from the big blind and Vecino snap-called.

Javier Zarco:   
Juan Carlos Vecino:   

The board ran out      ; Zarco couldn't find an ace in the five-card run out and he was sent to the rail.

Juan Carlos Vecino12,600,0003,500,000
Javier Zarco0-3,525,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:59 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 16 hours ago)
Updated Counts
Javier Gomez22,800,0001,800,000
Juan Carlos Vecino9,100,000-500,000
Jared Kingery6,250,0001,350,000
Yunkyu Song5,100,0001,000,000
Javier Zarco3,525,000-625,000
Gorilla Gaming
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