Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:19 PM Local Time
Ismael Bojang Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet and $298,507 in 10th 2019 WSOP Cash
Another event is in the books at the 2019 World Series of Poker as Ismael Bojang was crowned champion of Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha after beating 1,216 entries. Bojang beat James Little heads-up and took home his first WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize of $298,507 while Little had to settle for second place and $184,424.
It was Bojang's tenth cash of the 2019 WSOP and his 75th overall cash at the WSOP, but he is flying back to Germany on Thursday and not staying for the rest of the series.
''I would love to stay longer but I have important stuff to do at home that I'm really looking forward to. Family stuff, weddings, my girlfriend is waiting. I don't think I'll come back for the Main Event',' Bojang said when asked about his plans for the rest of the series.
Bojang might have a flight in the morning but tonight he will enjoy himself a little bit in Las Vegas: ''I don't know how I'm going to celebrate. Maybe I order every drink in Vegas! I'll spend time with my friends. My flight is early tomorrow but I really don't care. I just want to party now!''
Final Table Results
|2||James Little||United States||$184,424|
|3||Benjamin Zamani||United States||$131,335|
|5||Denis Bagdasarov||United States||$69,082|
|7||Richard Tuhrim||United States||$38,189|
|8||Glen Cressman||United States||$28,940|
|9||Matthew Mueller||United States||$22,215|
Final Day Action
The final day started with only 21 players left and it took a little less than an hour to get down to the final 18 players. Sven Reichardt (21st - $8,807), Benjamin Ludlow (20th - $8,807), and Stefan Ivanov (19th - $8,807) were the first victims of the day. Ludlow lost his last ten big blinds with aces against the kings of eventual third-place finisher Benjamin Zamani.
Carson Wieland played his first-ever WSOP event and he managed to finish in 18th place cashing for $10,877. Sweden's Anton Wigg was next to go and he busted in 17th place right before the first break of the day, also cashing for $10,877.
After the first break was in the books the action broke loose. Steve Sung (16th - $10,887), Adam Monaghan (15th - $13,617), Christopher Zametz (14th - $13,617), Nikolai Sears (13th - $13,617), and William Mitchell (12th - $17,278) all busted out in a thirty-minute time span. WSOP bracelet winner Ayaz Mahmood (11th - $17,278) and two-time bracelet winner Norbert Szecsi (10th - $17,278) were the last players to be eliminated before the final table was reached.
Final Table Action
Zamani had a very impressive start to the day and he started the final table with a commanding chip lead. It didn't take too long for Zamani to send even more players to the rail. He was the one to eliminate Matthew Mueller (9th - $22,215) and Glen Cressman (8th - $28,940), and Zamani went on to capture even more chips to claim 40% of the chips in play with seven players left.
Richard Tuhrim (7th - $38,189) and Mihai Niste (6th - $51,041) were next to exit. Niste managed to reach the final table of Event #25: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack earlier in the series where he finished in fifth place and he cashed for $50,732. Niste managed to earn a little bit more at his second final table despite finishing one spot lower.
Start-of-day chip leader Denis Bagdasarov was eliminated in fifth place for $69,082 and Johannes Toebbe ended in fourth place for $94,669 despite holding on to the chip lead for a little while during four-handed play. Zamani's dominant final table appearance then came to an end after Bojang had flopped a straight against Zamani's overpair to the board, the nut-flush draw, and a gutshot to the nut-straight. The board bricked out and the two-time WSOP champion was eliminated in third, banking $131,335.
Bojang started the heads-up match with a commanding chip lead and Little never came close to evening the stacks. Bojang eventually called with the lower end of a straight while Little had two sets. The board didn't pair on the river and Bojang was crowned champion.
That concludes the coverage of Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha but make sure to tune back in to PokerNews for more coverage of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:29 PM Local Time
James Little Eliminated in 2nd Place ($184,424)
James little limped from the small blind and Ismael Bojang checked his option.
The flop was dealt and Bojang checked to Little. Little led out with a bet of 450,000 and Bojang called. The turn was the and Bojang checked again. Little bet 1,500,000 with 750,000 behind and Bojang put him all in. Little called.
The river was the and that meant that Bojang won a WSOP gold bracelet with his tenth cash of this series.
Little had to settle for second and $184,424 and Bojang takes home the first-place prize of $298,507.
|Ismael Bojang||30,400,000||3,000,000 |
|James Little||0||-3,000,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:18 PM Local Time
First After Break Pot for Bojang
In a limped pot, both James Little and Ismael Bojang checked on the flop .
The river brought the and Little check-called Bojang's bet for 500,000. The river was the and after a small tank, Bojang checked back. Little showed but lost the pot as Bojang tabled for a pair of threes with a higher kicker.
|Ismael Bojang||25,500,000||1,000,000 |
|James Little||4,900,000||-100,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:12 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:57 PM Local Time
Ismael Bojang and James Little are now on a 15-minute break before action resume at blinds 150,000/300,000.
|Ismael Bojang||24,500,000||-2,980,000 |
|James Little||5,000,000||2,080,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:55 PM Local Time
Bojang Finds a Fold from Little
On a limped pot, the flop showed when Ismael Bojang and James Little checked.
The turn was the and Little called a bet worth 400,000 from Bojang. The fell to complete the board and Bojang bet 700,000, putting Little into a decision. After a long tank, Little ended up folding his cards.
|Ismael Bojang||27,480,000||-100,000 |
|James Little||2,920,000||100,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:43 PM Local Time
One for Bojang, One for Little
Ismael Bojang limped from the button and big blind James Little checked. Little check-called a bet of 400,000 on the flop and he check-folded when Bojang bet 1,600,000 on the turn.
The next hand Bojang got a walk.
In the hand after that Bojang limped the button again and Little checked again. They checked it down until the board was on the table and Little checked on the river as well. Bojang fired a bet of 250,000 but he folded when Little raised to 900,000.
|Ismael Bojang||27,580,000||-1,020,000 |
|James Little||2,820,000||1,020,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:37 PM Local Time
Bojang Keeps Rising
On a first hand, James Little completed and Ismael Bojang bet pot for 720,000. Little called and both checked the flop . The turn and the river went checked as well and Bojang announced "aces", showing . Little mucked.
The hand after Bojang completed and Little potted, called by Bojang. The flop came and both checked. On the turn , Bojang bet 600,000 after Little checked and the latter ended up folding. Bojang revealed a .
|Ismael Bojang||28,600,000||2,000,000 |
|James Little||1,800,000||-2,000,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:29 PM Local Time
Little Down to Fewer Than 20 Big Blinds
Ismael Bojang raised to 600,000 from the button and James Little called from the big blind. The flop fell . Little check-called a bet of 900,000 from Bojang to see the on the turn.
Both players checked this time and the completed the board. Little checked and Bojang bet a hefty 2,500,000. Little called.
Bojang showed for a flush and that won him the pot.
|Ismael Bojang||26,600,000||4,000,000 |
|James Little||3,800,000||-4,000,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:25 PM Local Time
Bojang Increases his Lead
James Little raised to 550,000 on the button and Ismael Bojang called. Both decided to check when the flop fell .
The turn showed a and this time Bojang bet 1,000,000. Little tanked for a minute and called.
The river was the and Bojang bet 1,300,000. After some tank, Little called once more but mucked when Bojang tabled for two pair.
|Ismael Bojang||22,600,000||2,900,000 |
|James Little||7,800,000||-2,900,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:17 PM Local Time
Slow Start to the Heads-Up
Most of the hands played so far had pots containing less than five big blinds. The last pot they played was not different.
Ismael Bojang limped from the button and big blind James Little checked his option. They checked it down on the board and Bojang announced ''seven''.
Little said ''ace-seven'' while he showed and Bojang mucked his hand.
|Ismael Bojang||19,700,000||-700,000 |
|James Little||10,700,000||-50,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:06 PM Local Time
Benjamin Zamani Eliminated in 3rd Place ($131,335)
Ismael Bojang started the action with a raise to 500,000 on the button and Benjamin Zamani decided to three-bet to 1,500,000 in the small blind. Bojang quickly made the call.
The dealer brought a flop and Zamani led out for 1,900,000. Bojang announced all-in and Zamani snap-called.
Bojang had a straight draw while Zamani had a flush draw and the board was completed by a and a , giving Bojang the straight to eliminate the winner of the 2017 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
|Ismael Bojang||20,400,000||7,900,000 |
|James Little||10,000,000||300,000 |
|Benjamin Zamani||0||-8,000,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 PM Local Time
Little Doubles Through Zamani
Benjamin Zamani raised to 500,000 from the button and James Little three-bet to 1,700,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and Zamani called.
The flop was and Little bet pot worth 3,500,000. Zamani announced all in and Little called.
The board ran out with the turn and river and Little rivered a flush to double up.
|James Little||9,700,000||4,900,000 |
|Benjamin Zamani||8,000,000||-4,800,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:57 PM Local Time
Little Going Down and Down
There was about 1,100,000 in the pot and the flop was when James Little check-called a bet of 700,000 from Ismael Bojang. The turn was the and both players checked.
The river card completed the board and Little check-folded this time on the 1,500,000 bet.
|Ismael Bojang||12,500,000||1,500,000 |
|James Little||4,800,000||-2,125,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:54 PM Local Time
Bojang Playing Catch-Up
Ismael Bojang raised to 400,000 from the small blind and big blind Benjamin Zamani called to see the flop. Bojang check-called a bet of 275,000 on the flop.
The turn was and both players checked this time. Bojang bet 600,000 on the river and Zamani called.
Bojang showed for fours-full and he won the pot.
|Benjamin Zamani||12,800,000||1,100,000 |
|Ismael Bojang||11,000,000||1,350,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:48 PM Local Time
Johannes Toebbe Eliminated in 4th Place ($94,669)
Johannes Toebbe raised to 400,000 on the button and Ismael Bojang announced pot for 1,300,000. Toebbe quickly made the call.
The flop showed and Bojang potted once more, this time for a bet worth 2,700,000. Toebbe moved all in and Bojang snap-called to create the following showdown:
Bojang held two pair while Toebbe had a flush draw but the rest of the board was completed by a and a and Toebbe was eliminated from the tournament in 4th place for $94,669.
|Ismael Bojang||9,650,000||3,900,000 |
|Johannes Toebbe||0||-4,900,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:42 PM Local Time
Little Gets Value
James Little raised to 450,000 from the cutoff and big blind Johannes Toebbe called. They saw the flop on the table and both players decided on checking.
The turn was the and Toebbe took over the betting initiative with a bet of 300,000. This bet was called by Little and the river was dealt. Toebbe checked to Little and he fired a bet of 850,000.
Toebbe thought about it for a while before he called. He was shown by Little and he mucked.
|James Little||6,925,000||675,000 |
|Johannes Toebbe||4,900,000||-1,400,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:32 PM Local Time
Toebbe Gets Called by Bojang
Ismael Bojang opened to 500,000 from the button and Johannes Toebbe called. The flop fell and both players checked.
When a came on the turn, Toebbe check-called for 500,000. The river was a and Toebbe bet 700,000. Bojang tanked for a few minutes and ended up calling, revealing while Toebbe mucked .
|Johannes Toebbe||6,300,000||-1,655,000 |
|Ismael Bojang||5,750,000||1,535,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:24 PM Local Time
Action is Slowing Down
The action is slowing down at the final four players. There have been few big pots since the departure of Denis Bagdasarov. Benjamin Zamani is back in the lead after winning a pot and after Toebbe losing a pot.