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

Saturday, July 13, 2019 to Tuesday, July 16, 2019

$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed (Event #86)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,556,800
  • Entries: 272
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:55 PM Local Time
Anuj Agarwal Wins $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship on Last Day of WSOP ($630,747)

Anuj Agarwal

It is the final day of the 2019 World Series of Poker and Anuj Agarwal has taken down one of the last WSOP gold bracelets of the summer by beating 271 other players in Event #86 $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship. Agarwal took home $630,747 for his biggest ever career cash. He more than doubled his total amount of recorded live cashes by beating Australia's Kahle Burns heads up. Burns had to settle for $389,832 on his first WSOP final table on American soil.

Fueled by a deep run in the Main Event, where he ended up in 123rd place cashing for $59,295, Agarwal said: "It feels great to do well back-to-back in $10k events. I had a little bit of a sour taste in my mouth from the Main. I made a small mistake, but overall I felt like I played really well for the six days, and I wanted to continue as I could feel objectively I was making good decisions."

Rewarded with his maiden bracelet win Agarwal cited his relationship with his father, who he immediately called after he won the tournament, as one of the foundations of his poker support.

"My Dad has been my biggest supporter despite not knowing anything about the game. He followed my ups and downs in the Main and they have never made me feel like poker was an unsure thing to do. It feels great to show [my parents] this after the support I had."

Start-of-day chip leader Gal Yifrach is a personal friend of Agarwal. Both of them managed to collect loads of chips but Agarwal didn't let any of his feelings about his friend change his decision.

"We were both chip leaders so I made standard decisions. When I had the chance to knock him out with tens against Queens I took it. Of course, we are rooting for each other as friends but if you try to incorporate that dynamic into your game, it's going to mess with your mind and regret it, we both know it's a gamble, and I bluffed him twice, so I'm glad we didn't let it affect us. As a professional when you are at the table you have to focus on yourself."

Yifrach ended up third place, cashing for $257,533 with the rest of the final table paying as follows:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Anuj AgarwalUnited States$630,747
2Kahle BurnsAustralia$389,832
3Gal YifrachUnited States$257,533
4Leonard MaueGermany$174,252
5Dong ChenChina$120,828
6Ben HeathUnited Kingdom$85,915

Final Table Action

Out of 272 players that entered, only six were left on the fourth day in the last championship event of the 2019 World Series of Poker. Yifrach started the day as the chip leader with the majority of the chips but the competition was tough, as expected in a championship event.

It only took eight hands for the first elimination to take place at the final table. Ben Heath, who won a bracelet earlier this summer in the special $50,000 High Roller for a little under 1.5 million dollars, departed in sixth place after coming in as the short stack. Heath ran queen-jack suited into the pocket kings of eventual champion Agarwal, taking home $85,915 for his efforts.

Leonard Maue was the left as the shortest stack, but everything changed when he secured a double up about two hours into the day. Maue doubled through start-of-day chip leader Yifrach, opening the door for Agarwal to take over the chip lead.

Burns eliminated Dong Chen in fifth only a couple of hands later, moving him up on the leaderboard in the process. Chen led out on the king-six-three board with two diamonds when he put his last 22 big blinds in the middle with ace-four of diamonds. Burns took his time before calling with pocket sevens. Chen missed his flush and overcard, departing in fifth with an extra $120,828 in his pockets.

Four-handed play saw jockeying for position, with Germany's Maue unable to get anything going. Maue three-bet all in with ace-seven suited for thirty big blinds, running into the pocket queens of Agarwal, who sent him packing in fourth. The German did win $174,252 as a consolation prize.

Agarwal held on to a commanding chip lead with neither Yifrach or Burns able to threaten his position as table captain. Yifrach had blinded down to a little over 11 big blinds when he got his chips in good with ace-queen against the ace-jack of Burns. However, Yifrach wasn't able to fade jacks on the flop and turn and he missed out on the heads-up. The start-of-day chip leader took home $257,533 for his third-place finish.

Kahle Burns and Anuj Agarwal battle heads up
Kahle Burns and Anuj Agarwal battle heads up

The heads-up match lasted 29 hands with Burns unable to get overcome Agarwal's chip lead, despite managing an early double up. The end came when Burns crashed king-eight into Agarwal, who held ace-king. The flop brought an ace and Burns had to settle for second and $389,832 for his debut WSOP final table on American soil, while Agarwal took home the bracelet and the first-place prize of $630,747.

That wraps up the PokerNews coverage of the 6-Handed Championship at the World Series of Poker.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:37 PM Local Time
Kahle Burns Eliminated in 2nd Place ($389,832)

Kahle Burns

Hand #133: Anuj Agarwal moved all in and Kahle Burns called.

Anuj Agarwal:   
Kahle Burns:   

Board:      

Burns was behind and needed help from the board to survive. The flop fell in Agarwal's favor as he hit top pair and Burns needed a miracle.

The six of spades on the turn sealed the pot in Agarwal's favor, and Burns was eliminated as runner-up for $389,832.

Agarwal claimed the victory for his first WSOP gold bracelet alongside a first-place prize worth $630,747.

A recap of the day's action will follow.

Anuj Agarwal16,500,0002,200,000
Kahle Burns0-2,100,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:33 PM Local Time
Hands #129-132: Burns Denied a Double

Hand #129: Anuj Agarwal moved all in and Kahle Burns called.

Anuj Agarwal:   
Kahle Burns:   

Board:      

The full house appeared on the board, and the players chopped the pot.

Hand #130: Burns called, and Agarwal checked. The flop fell    , and Agarwal check-folded to a 160,000 bet.

Hand #131: Agarwal called, Burns moved all in, and Agarwal folded.

Hand #132: Burns called, and Agarwal checked before the     flop appeared. Both players checked, and the   hit the turn. Agarwal bet 250,000 and Burns called. The   hit the river, and both players checked before Agarwal revealed    for the full house and won the pot.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:24 PM Local Time
Hands #124-128: Burns in the Danger Zone

Heads Up

Hand #124: Kahle Burns limped from the button but he folded when Anuj Agarwal put him all in and at risk of elimination.

JHand #125: Agarwal raised to 400,000 from the button and Burns called to see the     flop. Burns checked on the button and he was put all in on the flop for his remaining 1,590,000 by Agarwal.

Burns thought about it for about 2 minutes but he ended up folding, leaving himself with just nine big blinds.

Hand #126: Burns limped from the button and Agarwal checked. The flop was     and Agarwal checked to Burns who checked behind. They also checked on the   turn and Agarwal bet 300,000 on the river which made Burns fold.

Hand #127: Agarwal moved all in for effectively 1,270,000 and Burns snap-called. Agarwal had    and Burns was ahead with   .

The     flop didn't do anything for either of them. Agarwal had some extra outs after the   turn but he missed all of them on the   river and Burns doubled up.

Hand #128: Burns limped from the button and Agarwal checked his option. The     flop was dealt and Agarwal quickly checked. Burns checked behind and the   fell on the turn. Agarwal checked again and Burns bet 455,000 which was about a pot-sized bet.

Agarwal called to see the   on the river. Agarwal led out on the very wet board with a bet of 900,000 and he put the pressure on Burns again. Burns folded and Agarwal took the pot down.

Anuj Agarwal14,300,000300,000
Kahle Burns2,100,0000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:10 PM Local Time
Hands #119-123: Agarwal Takes a Big Lead

Hand #119: Anuj Agarwal called for 80,000, and Kahle Burns checked. The     flop fell, and both players checked to the   turn. Burns bet 400,000 and Agarwal folded.

Hand #120: Burns called for 80,000 and Agarwal checked. The     flop fell, and both players checked to the   turn. Agarwal bet 525,000 and Burns called. The   hit the river, and Agarwal checked. Burns thought for a minute then bet 475,000, Agarwal raised to 1,500,000 and Burns folded.

Hand #121: Agarwal called and Burns checked before the flop fell    . They checked to the   turn and again through to the   river. Burns checked for the final time, and Agarwal bet 375,000 which was enough to win the pot.

Hand #122: Burns called, and Agarwal checked before the flop fell    . Agarwal check-called a 160,000 bet, and the   hit the turn. Agarwal bet 275,000 and Burns called. The   hit the river, and Agarwal moved all in which got Burns to fold.

Hand #123: Burns received a walk in the big blind.

Anuj Agarwal14,000,0001,800,000
Kahle Burns2,100,000-2,000,000
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:58 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:58 PM Local Time
Hands #114-118: Agarwal Calls With King-High

Anuj Agarwal

Hand #114: Kahle Burns raised to 290,000 from the button and big blind Anuj Agarwal folded.

Hand #115: Agarwal raised to 300,000 from the button and Burns three-bet from the big blind to 1,060,000 to take the pot down after Agarwal folded.

Hand #116: Burns limped from the small blind/button and Agarwal checked. The flop was     bringing checks from both. The turn was the   pairing the board and bring an Agarwal bet of 200,000. Burns called to see the   on the river.

Both checked and Agarwal opened up   , chopping with Burns who showed   .

Hand #117: Burns received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #118: Burns limped from the button and Agarwal raised to 400,000. Burns called and they saw the     flop dealt while Agarwal stared his opponent down.

Agarwal continued with a bet of 275,000 and Burns didn't waste any time with calling. The   was dealt on the turn. Agarwal slowed down and checked. Burns checked behind and the   completed the board.

Agarwal checked and Burns took matters into his own hands, betting 950,000. Agarwal went into the tank, then counted out calling chips, waiting a little longer before making the call. Burns showed    and Agarwal had    for the better king-high.

Anuj Agarwal12,200,0001,000,000
Kahle Burns4,100,000-1,000,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:49 PM Local Time
Hands #109-113: More For Agarwal

Hand #109: Anuj Agarwal raised to 300,000 and won the pot.

Hand #110: Kahle Burns called for 60,000 and Agarwal raised to 400,000 which was enough to win the pot.

Hand #111: Agarwal called for 60,000, and Burns checked. The flop fell    , and Burns check-folded to a 150,000 bet.

Hand #112: Burns called for 60,000 and Agarwal checked. The flop fell    , and Agarwal check-called a 120,000 bet. The turn revealed the   and Agarwal checked. Burns bet 450,000 and Agarwal folded.

Hand #113: Burns received a walk in the big blind.

Anuj Agarwal11,200,000200,000
Kahle Burns5,100,000-200,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:41 PM Local Time
Hands #104-108: First Heads-Up Exchanges

Kahle Burns

Hand #104: Kahle Burns raised to 290,000 and Anuj Agarwal called from the big blind. The flop fell     and Agarwal checked to the initial raiser who continued to show aggression with a bet of 230,000. Agarwal raised to 800,000 and Burns got out of the way.

Hand #105: Agarwal raised to 300,000 from the button and Burns folded.

Hand #106: Burns raised to 290,000 from the button and Agarwal folded.

Hand #107: Agarwal raised to 300,000 from the button and Burns called from the big blind. The flop was     and Burns checked right away. Agarwal bet 225,000 and Burns called the bet.

The turn was the   and Burns checked again. Agarwal checked behind this time and the   was dealt. Burns led out on the river with a bet of 400,000. Agarwal called and Burns tabled    to pick up the pot.

Hand #108: Burns limped from the small blind this time and big blind Agarwal checked his option. Agarwal check-folded when Burns bet a single big blind on the flop.

Anuj Agarwal11,000,000-700,000
Kahle Burns5,300,000700,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:26 PM Local Time
Gal Yifrach Eliminated in 3rd Place ($257,533)

Gal Yifrach

Hand #103: Anuj Agarwal opened the action with a raise to 275,000 from the button and Kahle Burns jammed from the small blind for 3,010,000. Gal Yifrach pushed his last 1,120,000 in the middle and Agarwal folded quickly.

Gal Yifrach:   
Kahle Burns:   

The     flop was good for Burns and the   turn took away some of Yifrach's outs. The river was the   and Yifrach was eliminated from the tournament in 3rd place, cashing for $257,533.

Play was paused temporarily and will resume within a couple of minutes.

Anuj Agarwal11,700,000100,000
Kahle Burns4,600,0001,200,000
Gal Yifrach0-1,400,000
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:24 PM Local Time
Hand #102: Small Pot for Burns

Hand #102:Anuj Agarwal limped from the small blind and big blind Kahle Burns checked his option to see the     flop appear on the board. Agarwal check-called a bet of 120,000 to see the   on the turn. Agarwal checked again on the   river and Burns checked behind this time.

The   completed the board and both checked again. Burns won the pot with   .

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:19 PM Local Time
Hands #97-101: Agarwal Extends Lead

Hand #97: Kahle Burns called in the small blind, and Gal Yifrach checked. The flop fell    , and they checked through to the   turn. Burn checked, and Yifrach bet 150,000, which Burns called. The   hit the river, and Burns checked again. Yifrach bet 325,000 but folded when Burns raised all in.

Hand #98: Yifrach called in the small blind, and Anuj Agarwal called. The flop fell    , and both players checked through to the   turn. Yifrach bet 150,000, Agarwal raised to 450,000 and Yifrach called. The   hit the river, and Yifrach checked before Agarwal bet 1,660,000. Yifrach went into the tank for two minutes then folded.

Hand #99: Agarwal raised to 350,000 from the small blind and Burns called in the big blind. The flop fell    , and Agarwal bet 275,000, which Burns called. The   hit the turn, and Agarwal bet 750,000. Burns thought for a minute then called, and the   appeared on the river. Agarwal bet 2,000,000 and Burns tanked for two minutes before he decided to fold.

Hand #100: Agarwal raised to 275,000 on the button and won the pot uncontested.

Hand #101: Burns raised to 250,000 on the button and Agarwal three-bet to 1,100,000 in the big blind and Burns folded.

Anuj Agarwal11,600,0002,700,000
Kahle Burns3,400,000-1,100,000
Gal Yifrach1,400,000-1,500,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:03 PM Local Time
Hands #92-96: Burns Shoves on Yifrach

Hand #92: Kahle Burns raised from the button to 250,000 and both blinds folded. He showed   .

Hand #93: Gal Yifrach raised from the button to 250,000 and Burns called from the big blind. The flop fell     and Burns check-called a bet of 200,000 from Yifrach.

The turn was the   and Burns checked to his opponent again. Yifrach bet 525,000 this time. Burns pushed all in for 3,110,000 this time and Yifrach got out of the way quickly.

Hand #94: Burns limped from the small blind and big blind Yifrach checked his option. The     flop was checked quickly by both players and the   turn was dealt. Burns bet 120,000 on the turn and Yifrach folded.

Hand #95: Yifrach limped from the small blind and big blind Anuj Agarwal checked. The flop was     Yifrach check-called a bet of 125,000 and the   turn was dealt and both players checked in quick fashion. The river was the   and Yifrach led out with a bet of 125,000.

Agarwal got out of the way and Yifrach picked up the pot.

Hand #96: Agarwal raised to 375,000 from the small blind and Burns called, defending his big blind. Agarwal continued with a bet of 750,000 and Burns folded.

Anuj Agarwal8,900,0000
Kahle Burns4,500,000800,000
Gal Yifrach2,900,000-900,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:54 PM Local Time
Hands #87-91: Burns Takes From Yifrach

Hand #87: Gal Yifrach raised to 250,000 from the button, and Kahle Burns called in the big blind. The flop fell    , and they checked through to the   turn. Burns bet 225,000 and Yifrach called before the   hit the river. Burns bet 1,100,000 and Yifrach folded.

Hand #88: Burns called in the small blind, and Yifrach checked before the flop fell    . Burns bet 120,000 and Yifrach folded.

Hand #89: Burns raised to 250,000 and won the pot.

Hand #90: Burns received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #91: Anuj Agarwal raised to 300,000 on the button, and Yifrach called in the big blind. The flop fell     and Yifrach check-folded to a 200,000 continuation bet.

Anuj Agarwal8,900,000-100,000
Gal Yifrach3,800,000-1,300,000
Kahle Burns3,700,0001,400,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:45 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:30 PM Local Time
Break

The players are now on a 15-minute break.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:30 PM Local Time
Hands #85-86: Yifrach Wins Some Chips Back

Hand #85: Anuj Agarwal raised to 200,000 from the button and Kahle Burns three-bet all in for 3,110,000. Gal Yifrach folded the big blind and Agarwal got out of the way as well.

Hand #86: Burns raised to 210,000 from the button and Yifrach called from the small blind. They saw the     flop appear. Yifrach checked but Burns continued with a bet of 175,000. Yifrach then pulled a trick out of his hat when he check-raised to 500,000.

Burns called the raise and the   was added on the board which made Yifrach check again. Burns checked behind this time and the   river was dealt.

Yifrach fired another 500,000 and Burns had a decision to make. Burns called but mucked his cards when Yifach showed   .

Anuj Agarwal9,000,000-400,000
Gal Yifrach5,100,0001,300,000
Kahle Burns2,300,000-800,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:26 PM Local Time
Hands #80-84: Agarwal Shoves

Hand #80: Anuj Agarwal received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #81: Agarwal called in the small blind, and Kahle Burns raised to 350,000 which Agarwal called. The flop fell    , and both players checked before the   hit the turn. They checked again, and the   appeared on the river. Agarwal checked Burns thought for a minute then bet 565,000, and Agarwal gave up.

Hand #82: Agarwal raised to 200,000 and Burns called in the small blind. Gal Yifrach three-bet to 800,000 from the big blind. Agarwal moved all in for 7,900,000 and Burns folded. Yifrach thought for a minute, then folded, and Agarwal showed   .

Hand #83: Burns raised to 210,000 from the button and Agarwal called in the big blind. The flop fell    , and Agarwal checked. Burns bet 180,000, Agarwal raised to 580,000 and Burns folded.

Hand #84: Yifrach raised to 200,000 on the button and Burns called in the big blind. The flop fell    , and Burns check-folded to a 200,000 bet from Yifrach.

Anuj Agarwal9,400,0001,200,000
Gal Yifrach3,800,000-600,000
Kahle Burns3,100,000-600,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:16 PM Local Time
Hands #75-79: Yifrach Doubles Through Agarwal

Gal Yifrach

Hand #75: Anuj Agarwal raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Kahle Burns called from the big blind. The flop was     and Agarwal bet 125,000. Burns called but folded quickly when Agarwal bet 250,000 on the turn.

Hand #76: Agarwal raised to 200,000 from the button and Burns three-bet to 710,000 from the small blind. big blind Gal Yifrach cold four-bet all in for 2,210,000. Agarwal then five-bet all in and Burns folded.

Gal Yifrach:   
Anuj Agarwal:   

The flop was dealt     and Agarwal only had back doors to the victory now. The turn was the   and Agarwal was drawing dead and the   on the river was dealt to complete the board.

Hand #77: Burns raised to 210,000 on the button and he was called by Yifrach from the small blind and Agarwal in the big blind. The flop was     and it checked to Burns who bet 230,000. Yifrach called but Agarwal folded.

The turn was the   and Yifrach checked to Burns who won the pot with a bet.

Hand #78: Agarwal limped from the small blind and Burns checked the big blind. They both checked on the     and both checked and the turn was the  . They checked again and the river was the   and Agarwal won the pot with a bet of 150,000.

Hand #79: Agarwal raised from the button to 200,000 and Yifrach called from the big blind. The flop came down     and Yifrach checked. Agarwal bet 200,000 and he won the pot.

Anuj Agarwal8,200,000-1,500,000
Gal Yifrach4,400,0002,100,000
Kahle Burns3,700,000-600,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:05 PM Local Time
Leonard Maue Eliminated in 4th Place ($174,252)

Leonard Maue

Hand #74: Kahle Burns raised to 200,000 from the cutoff, and Gal Yifrach called on the button. Leonard Maue moved all in for 3,000,000 from the small blind and Anuj Agarwal four-bet all in for 4,500,000 from the big blind before Burns and Yifrach folded.

Anuj Agarwal:   
Leonard Maue:   

Agarwal's queens held on the       run out to further pad out his stack and send Maue to the rail in 4th place for a $174,252 payday.

Anuj Agarwal9,700,0004,300,000
Kahle Burns4,300,000-600,000
Gal Yifrach2,300,000-800,000
Leonard Maue0-2,900,000
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