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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
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 5:30 PM Local Time
Daniel Strelitz Claims First WSOP Bracelet and $442,385 in Event #11: $5,000 NLHE

Daniel Strelitz Wins Event #11: $5,000 NLHE

After ninety-nine hands on the final table in the Amazon Room on the Thunderdome stage in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Daniel Strelitz was the one to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $442,385. Strelitz defeated Shannon Shorr heads-up who cashed for $273,416. More than 400 players showed up for Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em during the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

"I'm feeling pretty good, I finally got it off my back. I came close a few times so it was kinda disappointing but it wasn't like I was desperate for one. It wasn't a void in my life or anything. It's just a massive relief, I'm super happy." Strelitz said just after winning while surrounded by his parents and friends. "It's awesome, my parents are my biggest fans. All my friends have bracelets and they have been needling me about the bracelet winners event this year. And now they're saying that they have a ride to the event cause I'm the car. So, they don't get to needle me anymore."

Daniel Strelitz
Daniel Strelitz joined by his parents and Niall Farrell

Strelitz came into the final table as the second-shortest stack but managed to overcome all the hurdles in the end. "Yesterday I had about a third of the chips with seven players left and then I lost an insanely large pot to Shannon. I am kinda glad we ended the night after that, I got to get some rest and recover. I'm here now, just play my stack, and go forward."

Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Daniel StrelitzUnited States$442,385
2Shannon ShorrUnited States$273,416
3Ognjen SekularacSerbia$186,050
4Ali ImsirovicUnited States$129,018
5Maria HoUnited States$91,211
6Arsenii KarmatckiiRussia$65,764
7Maria McalpinUnited States$48,377
8Pauli AyrasFinland$36,323
9Michael O'GradyAustralia$27,878
Final table players
The final six players

The day started with five of the six players in their seats. Ali Imsirovic missed the first ten hands in which Strelitz found his first double-up through Shorr with ace-king which might have been the kick-start his climb in the chip counts. Arsenii Karmatckii came into the day as the absolute short stack with 13 big blinds and got them all over the line with deuces. Imsirovic called with ace-nine and turned two pair to eliminate the Russian in sixth place for his fourth biggest live tournament cash ever to take him to almost $1.4 million in lifetime cashes according to The Hendon Mob.

Strelitz doubled up again for eleven big blinds through Shorr before Maria Ho was eliminated by him. Ho had put her tournament life at risk with pocket eights while Strelitz had called with the kings. No help came for Ho on the board as Strelitz improved to a full house on the river. Her sixth WSOP final table came to an end for her in fifth place to take her closer to the $4 million mark in lifetime career earnings in live tournaments.

Maria Ho
Maria Ho finished in fifth place for $91,211

Ognjen Sekularac got short after doubling Strelitz up when he three-bet shoved with king-five and Strelitz called for 40 big blinds with pocket tens. The tens held up to leave Sekularac behind with less than a million in chips. Imsirovic and Sekularac kept clashing with the latter coming out better and Imsirovic shorter but it was Strelitz who dealt the final blow to Imsirovic. His pocket nines couldn't beat the pair of tens Strelitz had flopped and the Bosnian was sent to the payout desk in fourth place.

Five hands later, Sekularac couldn't win his final all-in as Shorr's four-bet had put him at risk when he called with king-queen. Shorr held ace-jack and picked up the gutshot to a Broadway on the flop and hit it on the turn. It also gave Sekularac outs to a full house as he turned two pair, but he bricked the river as the deuce fell to end his run. After an unscheduled break, the players started the heads-up with pretty similar stacks. Shorr was ahead with 102 big blinds while Strelitz had 97. Even though the chips were going back and forth at the beginning, soon Strelitz took over the lead and kept increasing it.

Daniel Strelitz
Shannon Shorr and Daniel Strelitz battle it out

Shorr ended up shoving it all in for his last 16 big blinds when Strelitz had raised and was called. Shorr held queen-four and was up against the pocket tens of Strelitz. Shorr found a four on the flop but no further help came as he was eliminated in 2nd place for his third-biggest WSOP cash ever on his fourteenth WSOP final table. The two players congratulated each other with their results. Strelitz said to Shannon that he ran pretty well.

"It was insane how good I ran. I barely had to bluff. I just kept getting good hand over good hand." Strelitz said at the end.

This concludes the coverage for this event but stick around as the PokerNews live reporting team will be here all summer to bring you all the action from Sin City!

Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:58 PM Local Time
Shannon Shorr Eliminated in 2nd Place ($273,416)

Shannon Shorr

Hand #144: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button and Shorr shoved for 1,280,000. Strelitz quickly called.

Shannon Shorr:   
Daniel Strelitz   

The flop came     for Shorr to find a pair of fours but still in need of help.

The turn was the   which didn't change the situation. Only another four or queen would save Shorr's tournament life but he bricked the river when the   came to complete the board.

Shorr finished in 2nd place for $273,416 which is also his third WSOP cash this summer and his 80th overall in all the WSOP tournaments. Strelitz takes first place for $442,385 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Daniel Strelitz12,000,0001,200,000
Shannon Shorr0-1,200,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:47 PM Local Time
Hands 138-142: Shor(r)ter

Hand #138: Daniel Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr called. The flop was     Shorr checked as did Strelitz. The turn was the  . Shorr checked, Strelitz bet 325,000 and Shorr gave it up.

Hand #139: Shorr limped. Strelitz checked. The flop came    . Both checked. The turn was the  . Both players checked again. The river came the  . Strelitz bet 150,000 which was called by Shorr. Strelitz showed the    for the winning hand.

Hand #140: Strelitz shoved from the button and Shorr folded.

Hand #141: Shorr limped from the button and Strelitz checked. The flop came the    . After a Strelitz check, Shorr bet 80,000 which Strelitz called. The turn was the  . Action went check check. The river was the  . Strelitz checked and Shorr shoved. Strelitz thought for a moment and folded it.

Hand #142: Strelitz shoved from the button and Shorr folded after a moments hesitation.

Hand #143: Shannon Shorr shoved from the button for 1,200,000 and Daniel Strelitz asked for a count. The dealer confirmed the amount and Strelitz folded.

Daniel Strelitz10,800,000600,000
Shannon Shorr1,200,000-600,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:38 PM Local Time
Hands #133-137: Shorr Getting Shorter

Shannon Shorr

Hand #133: Shannon Shorr shoved for 2,070,000 and Daniel Strelitz folded.

Hand #134: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and Shorr shoved. Strelitz asked for a count and Shorr confirmed his stack. Upon hearing how much it was for, Strelitz folded.

Hand #135: Shorr raised to 180,000 from the button and Strelitz called. The flop came    , Strelitz check-called the 100,000 bet of Shorr. The turn was the  , Strelitz checked again. Shorr decided to do the same to see the   complete the board on the river. Strelitz picked up the pot with at least the  , the other hole card is unfortunately unknown.

Hand #136: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and Shorr called. The dealer spread out     on the flop. Shorr checked and Strelitz continued with a bet of 275,000 to which Shorr folded.

Hand #137: Shorr called on the button and Strelitz raised to 300,000. Shorr folded.

Daniel Strelitz10,200,000300,000
Shannon Shorr1,800,000-300,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:31 PM Local Time
Hands 128-132: Shoves Getting Through

Hand #128: Daniel Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr moved all in from the big blind and Strelitz folded quickly.

Hand #129: Shorr limped from the big blind. Strelitz shoved all in from the big blind and Shorr immediately folded.

Hand #130: Strelitz raised all in from the button and Shorr thought for a moment before folding.

Hand #131: Shorr limped from the big blind. Strelitz shoved and again Shorr folded.

Hand #132: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button and Shorr called. The flop came the    . Strelitz bet 250,000 after a check. Shorr shoved and Strelitz folded.

Daniel Strelitz9,900,000-200,000
Shannon Shorr2,100,000200,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:26 PM Local Time
Hands #123-127: Strelitz Increases Chip Lead

Daniel Strelitz

Hand #123: Shannon Shorr raised to 225,000 from the button and Daniel Strelitz three-bet to put Shorr all-in who quickly folded.

Hand #124: Strelitz raised to 200,000 on the button and Shorr called. The flop came     on which both players checked to see the   on the turn. Shorr checked and Strelitz bet 350,000. Shorr looked at the board, took a few seconds and then made the call. The river completed the board with the  , Shorr checked for the last time and Strelitz barreled a bet of 850,000 over the line. Shorr tanked for a while and ended up calling but mucked when Strelitz tabled    for the flush.

Hand #125: Shorr called on the button and Strelitz raised to 325,000 which was too much for Shorr as he folded immediately.

Hand #126: Strelitz raised to 200,000 on the button which Shorr called. The flop came    , both players checked to the   on the turn. Shorr check-folded to the 300,000 bet of Strelitz.

Hand #127: Shorr raised to 180,000 from the button and Strelitz three-bet to put Shorr at risk who snap-folded.

Daniel Strelitz10,100,0001,800,000
Shannon Shorr1,900,000-1,900,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:17 PM Local Time
Hands #118-122: Top Pair Gives Decent Pot to Strelitz

Daniel Strelitz

Hand #118: Daniel Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr called. The flop came    . Shorr checked and Strelitz bet 275,000 which Shor called. The turn came the  . The action went check check. The river was the  . Shorr led out with a bet of 330,000 and Strelitz called quickly. The cards were shown and the chips were split in a chop pot.

Hand #119: Shorr raised to 225,000 from the button. Strelitz three-bet to 900,000 which folded out Shorr.

Hand #120: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button. Shorr three-bet to 800,000 which forced Strelitz to fold.

Hand #121: Shorr raised to 225,000 on the button and Strelitz called. The flop came    . Strelitz checked and Shorr bet 180,000 which Strelitz called. The turn was the  . Both players checked. The river was the  . Strelitz lead out with a bet of 625,000 which Shorr called quickly. Strelitz showed the    for the winning hand.

Hand #122: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button which was called by Shorr. The flop came    . It was checked to the turn which was the  , both players checked again. the river was the   and action was checked down. Strelitz took down the pot with the    at showdown.

Daniel Strelitz8,300,0001,600,000
Shannon Shorr3,800,000-1,600,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:05 PM Local Time
Hands #113-117: More Back and Forth

Shannon Shorr

Hand #113: Shannon Shorr raised to 225,000 from the button and Daniel Strelitz folded.

Hand #114: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and Shorr called. The flop came    , Shorr check-called the 250,000 bet of Strelitz. The turn was the   and both checked to see the   complete the board. Shorr bet 700,000 and Strelitz quickly folded.

Hand #115: Shorr raised to 225,000 and Strelitz called. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. They both checked again to see the  , Strelitz and Shorr both checked for Strelitz to pick up the pot with    for the flopped pair of tens.

Hand #116: Strelitz raised to 200,000 and got no action.

Hand #117: Shorr raised to 225,000 and Strelitz three-bet to 900,000 for Shorr to quickly fold.

Daniel Strelitz6,700,0000
Shannon Shorr5,400,0000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:59 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 80000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:58 PM Local Time
Hands #108-112: Strelitz Grows His Lead

Daniel Strelitz

Hand #108: Daniel Strelitz raised to 150,000 from the button which Shorr called. The flop was    . Shorr checked and Strelitz bet 100,000 which was good enough to win the pot.

Hand #109: Shorr limped from the button. Strelitz raised to 260,000 from the big blind and Shorr folded.

Hand #110: Strelitz raised to 150,000 on the button. Shorr called. The flop came    . Shorr checked over to Strelitz who bet 225,000 which Shorr called. The turn came the  . Shorr checked again. Strelitz bet 475,000 and Shorr folded quickly.

Hand #111: Shorr limped from the button. Strelitz checked behind and repeated the action on the flop of    . Shorr's bet of 60,000 was raised by Strelitz to 250,000 which got a fold from Shorr.

Hand #112: Strelitz raised to 200,000 from the button, Shorr called from the big blind. The flop came    . Shorr checked and Strelitz put in a bet of 125,000. Shorr pounced with a raise to 350,000 which Strelitz folded to quickly.

Daniel Strelitz6,700,000500,000
Shannon Shorr5,400,000-500,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:51 PM Local Time
Hands #103-107: A Bit More for Strelitz

Hand #103: Shannon Shorr called on the button and Daniel Strelitz raised to 260,000 which Shorr called. The flop came    , Strelitz continued with a bet of 350,000, and that led to Shorr quickly folding.

Hand #104: Strelitz raised to 150,000 from the button and Shorr called. The flop came    , Shorr check-folded to the continuation-bet of Strelitz.

Hand #105: Shorr raised to 180,000 on the button and Strelitz made the call. The flop came    , Strelitz checked and Shorr continued with a bet of 140,000 which Strelitz called. The turn was the  , Strelitz checked again. Shorr bet 550,000 and Strelitz let his hand go.

Hand #106: Strelitz raised to 150,000 and Shorr called. The flop came    , Shorr check-called the 125,000 continuation-bet of Strelitz. The turn was the   on which they both checked to see the   complete the board on the river. They both checked again for Shorr to take the pot with   .

Hand #107: Shorr called on the button and Strelitz opted to check. The flop came    , Strelitz check-folded to the 60,000 bet of Shorr.

Daniel Strelitz6,200,000300,000
Shannon Shorr5,900,000-300,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:42 PM Local Time
Heads-Up Play Has Started

Heads Up Shannon Shorr & Daniel Strelitz

The players have returned from their break and are ready to battle it out for the bracelet and the first-place prize of $442,385. With just over 200 big blinds on the table, the stage is set for what could be an epic battle for the 2019 World Series of Poker Event #11 bracelet.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:33 PM Local Time
Unscheduled Break

Before heads-up play starts, the players have gone for an unscheduled break.

Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:29 PM Local Time
Ognjen Sekularac Eliminated in 3rd Place ($186,050)

Ognjen Sekularac

Hand #102: Daniel Strelitz raised to 120,000 from the button and Ognjen Sekularac three-bet to 490,000 in the small blind. Shorr thought for a while in the big blind before announcing that he was all in. That got a quick fold from Strelitz, putting Sekularac to a decision for his tournament life. The Serbian took his time before calling to put his tournament life at stake.

Sekularac   
Shorr   

The flop came     to give Sekularac a pair but it also gave Shorr outs, and the turn was the devastating   to give Shorr Broadway and put Sekularac in deep trouble, only having outs to a full house on the river.

The river fell a harmless   to dash the Serbian's hope of winning the WSOP bracelet and send us heads-up for the title, with Shannon Shorr, the overnight chip leader, just marginally ahead of Daniel Strelitz. Both men have powered through the field in impressive fashion.

Shannon Shorr6,200,0002,670,000
Daniel Strelitz5,900,0000
Ognjen Sekularac0-1,970,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:23 PM Local Time
Hands #98-101: Trading Chips

Hand #98: Shannon Shorr raised to 125,000 on the button to which everyone folded.

Hand #99: Daniel Strelitz raised to 125,000 on the button. Shorr called from the big blind. The flop came the    . and both men checked. The turn was the   and Strelitz bet 100,000 which caused Shorr to fold.

Hand #100: Ognjen Sekularac raised to 130,000 on the button. Shorr 3-bet to 480,000 from the small blind. Sekularac called the 3-bet. The flop was    . Shorr led out with a bet of 80,000 which Sekularac called. The turn was the   to put three aces on the board. Shorr led out again, this time for 675,000 and Sekularac folded quickly to send the decent sized pot over to Shorr.

Hand #101: Shorr raised to 130,000 on the button. Sekularac called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the  , and both players checked again. The river was the  . Sekularac checked, but Shorr put in a bet of 250,000. Sekularac pounced with a raise to 675,000 which forced Shorr to fold.

Daniel Strelitz5,900,0000
Shannon Shorr3,530,000430,000
Ognjen Sekularac1,970,000-1,030,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:14 PM Local Time
Ali Imsirovic Eliminated in 4th Place ($129,018)

Ali Imsirovic

Hand #97: Ognjen Sekularac raised to 130,000 from under the gun and Daniel Strelitz three-bet to 500,000 from the small blind. Ali Imsirovic was sitting in the big blind and decided to shove for his last 555,000. Sekularac called and so did Strelitz.

The flop came     and Strelitz continued with a bet of 350,000 for Sekularac to fold and Imsirovic had been isolated.

Ali Imsirovic:   
Daniel Strelitz:   

Strelitz had flopped top pair, so Imsirovic needed another nine or running cards to stay alive.

The turn was the   which paired the board up but didn't change the situation and neither did the   on the river as the Bosnian 2018 Breakout Player of the Year at the recent Global Poker Awards was sent to the payout desk in fourth place to pick up $129,018.

Daniel Strelitz5,900,0001,200,000
Shannon Shorr3,100,0000
Ognjen Sekularac3,000,000-500,000
Ali Imsirovic0-615,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:05 PM Local Time
Hands 91-96: Strelitz Adds Some

Hand #91: Daniel Strelitz raised to 120,000 from under the gun. Shannon Shorr called from the big blind. The flop was    . Shorr checked over to Strelitz who bet 200,000. Shorr called. The turn was the  . Shorr checked again and Strelitz put in a meaty bet of 700,000 which folded out Shorr.

Hand #92: Ali Imsirovic raised all in under the gun for his remaining 615,000, but got no callers.

Hand #93: Strelitz shoved in the small blind to force Imsirovic all in and got the fold.

Hand #94: Strelitz raised to 120,000 from the button. Ognjen Sekularac called in the big blind. The flop came    . Strelitz bet 100,000 after a check and Sekularac folded.

Hand #95: Sekularac limped from the small blind. Shorr checked from the big blind. The flop was    . Both players checked. The turn was the  . Sekularac bet 100,000 and Shorr folded.

Hand #96: Daniel Strelitz got a walk.

Daniel Strelitz4,700,000600,000
Ognjen Sekularac3,500,000-100,000
Shannon Shorr3,100,000-600,000
Ali Imsirovic615,0000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:56 PM Local Time
Hands #86-90: Imsirovic Getting Shorter

Ali Imsirovic

Hand #86: Ali Imsirovic completed his small blind and Ognjen Sekularac raised to 260,000 in the big blind which Imsirovic called. The flop came    , Imsirovic check-called the 260,000 continuation-bet of Sekularac. The turn was the  , Imsirovic took over the lead by betting 300,000 and Sekularac called. The river completed the board with the  , on which they both checked. Imsirovic held    for Sekularac to scoop the pot with   .

Hand #87: Shannon Shorr got a walk.

Hand #88: Daniel Strelitz's turn to get a walk.

Hand #89: Sekularac raised to 150,000 from under the gun and Imsirovic called in the big blind. Imsirovic check-folded to the 100,000 continuation-bet of Sekularac.

Hand #90: Imsirovic completed his small blind and Sekularac opted to check in the big blind. The flop came    , Imsirovic check-folded again when Sekularac bet another 100,000.

Daniel Strelitz4,100,0000
Shannon Shorr3,700,0000
Ognjen Sekularac3,600,0001,100,000
Ali Imsirovic615,000-1,085,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:48 PM Local Time
Hands #81-85: Sekularac Surging

Hand #81: Daniel Strelitz raised to 225,000 from the small blind and Bosnian phenom Ali Imsirovic called from the big blind. The flop came    . Strelitz checked as did Imsirovic, but the   on the turn saw Strelitz lead out for 150,000. Imsirovic folded his hand and Strelitz strengthened his position in second.

Hand #82: Shannon Shorr bet 135,000 from the cutoff and Ognjen Sekularac raised all in for 885,000. Shorr made the call, and Shorr would need help to reduce the field further.

Sekularac:   
Shorr:   

The board ran out came       to give Sekularac the double up he so desperately needed.

Hand #83: Ali Imsirovic raised to 125,000 from the button, Shorr called from the big blind. The flop was    . Both players checked. The turn was the  . Shorr checked and Imsirovic bet 215,000 which quickly took down the pot.

Hand #84: Imsirovic raised to 125,000 under the gun. Sekularac three-bet to 500,000 from the button which folded everyone out.

Hand #85: Sekularac raised to 125,000 under the gun. Shorr three-bet to 375,000 from the button. The blinds folded it back to Sekularac who four-bet all in. Shorr quickly gave it up to send the pot over to the Serbian which also moved Daniel Strelitz into the chip lead.

Daniel Strelitz4,100,000100,000
Shannon Shorr3,700,000-1,400,000
Ognjen Sekularac2,500,0001,615,000
Ali Imsirovic1,700,000-400,000
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:38 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 60000
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