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

Thursday, July 11, 2019 to Saturday, July 13, 2019

$100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller (Event #83)

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  • Buy-in: $100,000
  • Prizepool: $9,603,000
  • Entries: 99
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:10 PM Local Time
Keith Tilston Wins First Bracelet in Event #83: $100,000 High Roller; Daniel Negreanu Finishes as Runner-Up

Keith Tilston

Keith Tilston made his way through a 99-entry field in the 2019 World Series of Poker Event #83: $100,000 High Roller to win his first bracelet and a career-high cash of $2,792,406, denying Daniel Negreanu heads-up in front of a packed crowd.

After a sixth-place finish in the $50,000 High Roller for $275,874, Tilston came into the final day of play in the biggest buy-in event of the 2019 WSOP as the chip leader but the only player without a bracelet. That's all changed now.

Negreanu came into the final table as the short stack and doubled up on five separate occasions. In fact, he doubled through everyone at the table apart from eventual champion Tilston. He notched his second runner-up finish at his fourth final table of this year's WSOP, unofficially tying Phil Hellmuth's record for most second-place finishes with ten.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1stKeith TilstonUnited States$2,792,406
2ndDaniel NegreanuCanada$1,725,838
3rdNick SchulmanUnited States$1,187,802
4thIgor KurganovRussia$840,183
5thBrandon AdamsUnited States$611,258
6thDominik NitscheGermany$457,772
7thSergi ReixachSpain$353,202
8thChristoph VogelsangGermany$281,025
Heads Up
Heads Up

Tilston Emerges Victorious

Coming into the 2019 WSOP, Tilston had eight WSOP cashes stretching back to 2006 including two Main Event cashes in the last four years.

Tilston is no stranger to high-roller tournaments and the subtle reaction to winning his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet along with his largest career payday was no different. A hug from his mother who was on the rail cheering him on for much of the final table was about the most emotion Tilston gave away.

"It feels great to win one against this type of field," he said. "I've been running pretty well for the past year and things have just been going my way. I've been playing a bit more, usually see how I do to start the year and go from there."

Tilston had to overcome the fan-favorite Negreanu in order to win but he said that didn't bother him one bit.

"It was kind of surreal to be playing heads-up against Daniel. Any other time I would be rooting for him. Obviously, everyone here was in his corner," but Tilston kept his head down and did what he does best, play some solid poker. "I'm happy with how I played. I didn't really make any mistakes."

Negreanu's Near-Misses

This marked the eighth occasion since Negreanu's last bracelet win in 2013 where he finished in the podium spots, but after a summer where he notched 15 cashes, $1,725,838 should soften the blow.

YearPlaceEventPayout
20192nd$100,000 High Roller$1,725,838
20192nd$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship$151,700
20183rd$1,500 Eight Game Mix$59,788
20172nd$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$240,290
20173rd$10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em Championship$29,939
20153rd$10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship$113,062
20142nd$1,000,000 Big One for One Drop$8,288,001
20142nd$10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship$156,674

Day 3 Recap

Once play got underway, there was action aplenty as start-of-day short stack Negreanu doubled twice in quick succession to move up to second in the chip counts. However, his ascent was short lived and no sooner had he acquired these chips, he bluffed them off to Igor Kurganov.

After both players checked a nine-high flop, Negreanu bet both turn and river with Kurganov calling it off with just a pair of eights. Negreanu held just ace-high and fell back down the counts once more.

This helped Kurganov move into the second spot on the leaderboard behind Tilston. However, a quick spurt from Nick Schulman saw him overtake the pair and he led by the first break of the day.

With no eliminations up until this point, two eliminations came in quick succession when play resumed. First, Dominik Nitsche was sent to the rail after Kurganov rivered a three-outer. Kurganov then added the elimination of Brandon Adams on the very next hand, with Adams getting king-nine against ace-nine and bricking to bring play to four-handed.

Igor Kurganov was eliminated in fourth place
Igor Kurganov was eliminated in fourth place

Kurganov had held a commanding chip lead late on Day 2, only to see it chipped away and eventually surpassed by Tilston. This time Negreanu called a halt to his lead, doubling for a third time at the final table with ace-eight against king-queen.

Kurganov was then sent to the rail in fourth place at the hands of Tilston, who returned to the top of the pile.

Negreanu grabbed himself a fourth double and then a fifth, both through Schulman, who was left with less than two big blinds and was eliminated in third place.

Nick Schulman eliminated in third place
Nick Schulman eliminated in third place

Stacks were almost level heading into heads-up play with Negreanu holding a slight advantage. Negreanu increased his lead over the early period of play, reducing Tilston to around 20 big blinds. But the American would double, calling a shove from his opponent with trip kings against Negreanu's pair of aces.

However, back came Negreanu who opened up a gap once more between the two opponents.

Tilston Wins Flush Over Flush

The pivotal hand came in a limped pot at 400,000/800,000 when Negreanu called a 1,000,000 bet from Tilston on a jack-high flop containing two spades. The turn was a third spade, pairing the board, and Negreanu called another bet worth 3,000,000.

The river put four spades on the board and Negreanu called a third time for 6,500,000. Tilston held the ten of spades, pipping Negreanu's nine of spades to take down the pot.

Tilston rivers a Jack to Eliminate Negreanu
Tilston rivers a Jack to Eliminate Negreanu

Four hands later, Negreanu was all in and ahead with ace-deuce against queen-jack. Negreanu looked set for a sixth double up until the jack hit the river, deflating the packed rail and handing Tilston his first-ever bracelet.

Thanks for keeping up to date with the coverage of the $100,000 High Roller. The PokerNews live updates continue until the end of the WSOP, with the Main Event resuming tomorrow evening with nine players remaining!

Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:42 PM Local Time
Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,725,838)

Daniel Negreanu

Hand #119: Daniel Negreanu moved all in for 12,600,000 and Keith Tilston called.

Daniel Negreanu:   
Keith Tilston:   

"Just an ace," said Negreanu. "We need an ace to beat a queen," he told his rail.

The flop came    . The assembled crowd were on their feet, craning their necks to see the   on the turn. Negreanu needed to avoid six outs that would see his quest for a seventh bracelet thwarted, and there was an audible groan from the crowd as the   hit on the river, pairing Tilston and Negreanu was eliminated.

"Tied the record for most second-places ever," said Negreanu. "Along with Phil Hellmuth."

Keith Tilston59,400,00012,500,000
Daniel Negreanu0-12,600,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:39 PM Local Time
Hands #114-118: Tilston Surges Ahead

Hand #114: Keith Tilston raised to 3,000,000 on the button and Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind. The flop came     and Negreanu check-folded to a bet of 2,500,000 from Tilston.

Hand #115: Negreanu limped and Tilston checked his option. The flop fell     and Tilston led out for 1,000,000. Negreanu called and the   landed on the turn.

Tilston fired out another bet of 3,000,000 and Negreanu used up one of this time extensions. Negreanu called and the   on the river put four spades on the board. Tilston reached back for a bet of 6,500,000 and Negreanu made the call.

Tilston showed    for a ten-high flush while Negreanu could only muster a nine-high flush.

"Go Danny boy," one person on the rail shouted.

"I lost, bro," Negreanu responded.

Hand #116: Tilston just called on the button and Negreanu checked. The flop came     and Negreanu check-folded to a bet of 1,000,000 from Tilston.

Hand #117: Negreanu limped his button and Tilston made it 4,000,000 from the big blind which got a fold from Negreanu.

Hand #118: Tilston limped in and Negreanu opted to see a flop of    . Negreanu led out for 1,000,000 and Tilston called to see the   on the turn. Both players checked and the   completed the board. Negreanu checked once more and Tilston reached for a bet of 1,500,000. Negreanu folded his arms as he sat to think before making the call. Tilston tabled    for a pair of tens and Negreanu conceded the pot.

Keith Tilston46,900,00023,000,000
Daniel Negreanu12,600,000-23,000,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:27 PM Local Time
Hands #107-113: Negreanu Opens Up a Gap Once More

Daniel Negreanu

Hand #107: Daniel Negreanu opened to 2,400,000 and Keith Tilston folded.

Hand #108: Tilston limped on the button and Negreanu raised to 3,200,000. Tilston called and the pair checked both flop and turn of     . The river was the  . Negreanu checked and Tilston bet 3,500,000. Negreanu called with    and was good.

Hand #109: Negreanu raised to 2,400,000 and took down the blinds and ante.

Hand #110: Tilston limped and Negreanu checked. The flop was     and Negreanu check-called 1,000,000. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the   and both players checked. Negreanu won the pot with    for a pair of deuces.

Hand #111: Negreanu limped the button and Tilston checked. The pair checked the       board down. Tilston announced a pair of fours and Negreanu won the pot with    for a flush.

Hand #112: Tilston raised to 2,400,000 and Negreanu called. The flop was     and Negreanu checked. Tilston continued for 1,600,000 and Negreanu folded.

Hand #113: Negreanu limped on the button and Tilston checked. The flop was     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Tilston check-folded to a bet of 1,200,000 from Negreanu.

Daniel Negreanu35,600,00011,700,000
Keith Tilston23,900,000-11,700,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:13 PM Local Time
Hand #106: Tilston Doubles into the Lead

Keith Tilston

Hand #106; Keith Tilston limped on the button and Daniel Negreanu checked his big blind. The flop was    . Negreanu checked and Tilston bet 1,000,000. Negreanu check-raised to 3,000,000.

Tilston called and the turn was the  . Negreanu used a time extension and then checked. Tilston bet 4,500,000. Negreanu moved all in and Tilston checked his cards before calling.

Keith Tilston:   
Daniel Negreanu:   

The river was the   and Tilston doubled up.

Keith Tilston35,600,00018,200,000
Daniel Negreanu23,900,000-18,100,000
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Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:09 PM Local Time
Hands #101-105: Negreanu Widens the Gap

Hand #101: Daniel Negreanu limped in on the button and Keith Tilston checked his option. The flop came     and Tilston led out for 1,000,000. Negreanu called and the   landed on the turn. Tilston checked this time and Negreanu dropped in a bet of 2,500,000. Tilston folded and Negreanu pulled in the pot.

Hand #102: Tilston made it 2,000,000 on the button and Negreanu responded with the first three-bet of the heads-up match, making it 7,000,000 to go. Tilston instantly folded and Negreanu stacked more chips.

Hand #103: Negreanu opened to 2,500,000 and Tilston sent his cards to the muck.

Hand #104: Tilston raised to 2,400,000 and Negreanu laid his hand down.

Hand #105: Negreanu limped in on the button and Tilston chose to see a flop. The flop came     and Tilston led out for 1,200,000. Negreanu called and the   landed on the turn.

Tilston checked this time and Negreanu splashed in a bet of 2,500,000. Tilston called and the   completed the board. Both players checked and Negreanu showed    for the best hand.

Daniel Negreanu42,000,0009,900,000
Keith Tilston17,400,000-9,900,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:01 PM Local Time
Hands #96-100: Limp-Pots Dominate Early Heads-up Play

Hand #96: Keith Tilston limped on the button and Daniel Negreanu raised to 3,200,000. Tilston called. The flop was     and Negreanu bet 2,000,000 and Tilston folded.

Hand #97: Negreanu limped but folded to a raise to 2,600,000 from Tilston.

Hand #98: Tilston limped and Negreanu checked. The flop was     and Negreanu check-folded to a bet of 800,000.

Hand #99: Negreanu limped and Tilston checked. Tilston checked a     flop and Negreanu checked back. The turn was the   and Tilston check-folded to a bet of 1,500,000.

Hand #100: Tilston limped and Negreanu checked. Negreanu checked a     flop to Tilston who bet 1,600,000. Negreanu folded.

Daniel Negreanu32,100,000800,000
Keith Tilston27,300,000-800,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:59 PM Local Time
The Final Table of the 2019 WSOP Main Event
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:41 PM Local Time
Nick Schulman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,187,802)

Nick Schulman

Hand #95: Daniel Negreanu made it 1,600,000 on the button and Keith Tilston called from the small blind. Nick Schulman was all in for 1,325,000 in the big blind which created a small side pot.

The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Negreanu held    for two pair while Schulman showed   . Negreanu scooped both pots to eliminate Schulman in third place.

The final two players are taking a quick break for a color up and to prepare for the heads-up match.

Daniel Negreanu31,300,0003,700,000
Keith Tilston28,100,000-1,600,000
Nick Schulman0-2,100,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:39 PM Local Time
Hands #93-94: Negreanu with a Huge Double Up Through Schulman

Hand #93: Keith Tilston raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind. The flop came     and Negreanu check-folded to a bet of 1,400,000 from Tilston.

Hand #94: Nick Schulman opened to 1,600,000 on the button and Negreanu three-bet shoved all in for 13,000,000 in the small blind. Schulman made the call to put Negreanu at risk.

Daniel Negreanu:   
Nick Schulman:   

The flop came     to give Negreanu a pair of nines and the lead. Schulman had some backdoor draws but the   on the turn provided none of them. The   completed the board and Negreanu found another double up, leaving Schulman with just over 2 million chips.

Keith Tilston29,700,000-100,000
Daniel Negreanu27,600,00012,800,000
Nick Schulman2,100,000-12,700,000
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Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:28 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:26 PM Local Time
Hands #87-92: Tilston Opening Up a Lead

Keith Tilston

Hand #87: Nick Schulman limped in the small blind and Daniel Negreanu checked his big blind. The flop was     and Schulman checked. Negreanu bet 800,000 and Schulman called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the   and Schulman bet 2,200,000. Negreanu folded.

Hand #88: Keith Tilston received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #89: Negreanu limped on the button and Tilston called in the small blind. Schulman moved all in from the big blind and took down the pot.

Hand #90: Tilston raised to 1,200,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #91: Schulman raised to 1,300,000 and Tilston defended his big blind. The flop was     and Tilston check-called 1,100,000. The turn was the   and Tilston bet 4,000,000. Schulman folded.

Hand #92: Tilston limp-folded to a shove from Schulman blind-on-blind.

Keith Tilston29,800,0003,900,000
Nick Schulman14,800,000500,000
Daniel Negreanu14,800,000-4,400,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:16 PM Local Time
Hands #82-86: A Fourth Double Up for Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu

Hand #82: Daniel Negreanu limped in from the small blind and Keith Tilston checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Negreanu checked again and folded to a bet of 1,200,000 from Tilston.

Hand #83: Nick Schulman received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #84: Schulman announced all in from the small blind and Negreanu called off his last 8,700,000 chips from the big blind.

Nick Schulman:   
Daniel Negreanu:   

The flop came     to give Negreanu two pair and Schulman an open-ended straight draw. The   was useless on the turn and the   bricked off on the river to award Negreanu his fourth double of the day.

Hand #85: Tilston picked up a walk in the big blind.

Hand #86: Negreanu just called on the button and Schulman checked his big blind. The flop fell     and both players checked through to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Two more checks and Negreanu picked up the pot with   .

Keith Tilston25,900,000300,000
Daniel Negreanu19,200,0009,300,000
Nick Schulman14,300,000-9,600,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:06 PM Local Time
Hands #77-81: Jack-High Good for Schulman

Nick Schulman

Hand #77: The three remaining players saw a flop of     in a limped pot. Keith Tilston bet 1,000,000 and Nick Schulman called. Daniel Negreanu folded.

Both players checked the    run-out and Schulman won the pot with    for jack-high.

Hand #78: Tilston raised to 1,200,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #79: Schulman raised to 1,300,000 and Negreanu three-bet all in for 8,600,000. Schulman folded.

Hand #80: Tilston limped his small blind and Schulman checked the big blind. The flop was     and both players checked. The turn was the   and both players checked again. Tilston bet 800,000 on the   river and Schulman folded.

Hand #81: Schulman limped in the small blind and Negreanu checked his big blind.

The flop was     and Schulman bet 600,000. Negreanu folded.

Keith Tilston25,600,000-100,000
Nick Schulman23,900,000600,000
Daniel Negreanu9,900,000-500,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:56 PM Local Time
Igor Kurganov Eliminated in 4th Place ($840,183)

Igor Kurganov

Hand #76: Daniel Negreanu opened to 1,200,000 on the button and Igor Kurganov ripped all in for 9,500,000 in the small blind. Keith Tilston also pushed all in from the big blind and Negreanu let out a big yell. "Wow! I was snapping him. I still might call," but he opted to let his    go to the muck.

Keith Tilston:   
Igor Kurganov:   

The flop came     and Tilston was still in a commanding lead with his pair of kings. The   on the turn left Kurganov drawing to just two outs. The river was the   and Kurganov was ousted in fourth place.

Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov
Igor Kurganov
Keith Tilston25,700,00010,700,000
Nick Schulman23,300,0000
Daniel Negreanu10,400,000-1,200,000
Igor Kurganov0-9,500,000
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Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:55 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:50 PM Local Time
Hands #72-75: Kurganov Falls to Bottom of the Pile

Igor Kurganov

Hand #72: Igor Kurganov raised to 1,350,000 from the small blind and Keith Tilston folded his big blind.

Hand #73: Kurganov raised to 1,100,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Hand #74: Keith Tilston moved all in for 10,100,000 from the button and took down the pot.

Hand #75: Tilston raised to 1,000,000 first to act and Kurganov defended his big blind. The flop came     and Kurganov check-called 800,000. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the   and Kurganov bet 1,100,000. Tilston called.

Kurganov tabled    and Tilston won the pot with   

Nick Schulman23,300,000-1,300,000
Keith Tilston15,000,0003,700,000
Daniel Negreanu11,600,000-1,300,000
Igor Kurganov9,500,000-1,200,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:42 PM Local Time
Hands #67-71: Negreanu Doubles, Schulman Extends His Lead

Daniel Negreanu

Hand #67: Daniel Negreanu shipped all in for 7,400,000 in the small blind and Igor Kurganov made the call from the big blind.

Daniel Negreanu:   
Igor Kurganov:   

Kurganov held the slight preflop lead but Negreanu still had plenty of ways to win the hand. The flop fell     to give Negreanu the lead with a pair of kings. The   on the turn didn't change the situation and the   secured Negreanu another double up.

Hand #68: Negreanu made it 1,200,000 on the button and Keith Tilston called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Tilston led out for 1,200,000 and Negreanu sent his cards to the muck.

Hand #69: Kurganov just called on the button which invited Tilston and Nick Schulman to come along from the blinds. The flop came     and the action checked to Kurganov who bet 500,000. Both Tilston and Schulman called as the   landed on the turn.

All three players checked and the   completed the board. Tilston checked once more and Schulman used a time extension before knuckling the table as well. Kurganov chose to see his opponent's hands and Schulman showed    for a straight to earn the pot.

Hand #70: Schulman limped in from the small blind and Negreanu checked his option. Both players checked the     flop and the   landed on the turn. Schulman led out for 600,000 and Negreanu folded.

Hand #71: Schulman made it 1,100,000 on the button and Kurganov defended his big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Kurganov checked again and Schulman slid out a bet of 1,800,000. Kurganov called and the   hit the river. Kurganov checked once more and Schulman stuck in a bet of 4,500,000. Kurganov released his cards to the muck and Schulman was awarded the pot.

Nick Schulman24,600,0006,700,000
Daniel Negreanu12,900,0005,500,000
Keith Tilston11,300,000400,000
Igor Kurganov10,700,000-12,500,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:25 PM Local Time
Hands #62-66: Two Walks and a Shove

Hand #62: Igor Kurganov raised to 1,100,000 and Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind.

The flop was     and Negreanu check-folded to a bet of 600,000.

Hand #63: Igor Kurganov received a walk in the big blind and tabled   

Hand #64: Negreanu shoved the button for 5,900,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #65: Kurganov opened to 1,100,000 on the button and Nick Schulman defended his big blind.

The flop was     and Schulman checked and Kurganov bet 650,000. Schulman check-raised to 2,400,000 and Kurganov folded.

Hand #66: Negreanu received a walk in the big blind.

Igor Kurganov23,200,0001,300,000
Nick Schulman17,900,000500,000
Keith Tilston10,900,000-2,500,000
Daniel Negreanu7,400,000-400,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:17 PM Local Time
Brandon Adams Eliminated in 5th Place ($611,258)

Brandon Adams

Hand #61: Brandon Adams was next to move his entire stack of 6,375,000 into the middle on the button and Igor Kurganov re-shoved all in from the small blind. Keith Tilston folded his big blind and the cards were tabled.

Igor Kurganov:   
Brandon Adams:   

Kurganov was in a dominating position and the flop of     didn't change much. The turn was the   and Adams was down to just three outs. The   completed the board to improve Kurganov to a straight and Adams was eliminated in fifth place.

Igor Kurganov21,900,0007,400,000
Brandon Adams0-6,400,000
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