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

Monday, July 15, 2019 to Tuesday, July 16, 2019

$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #89)

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,827,200
  • Entries: 608
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:17 PM Local Time
Carl Shaw Claims First Bracelet & $606,562 in the Last $5,000 NLHE of the 50th Annual WSOP

Carl Shaw wins Event #89: $5,000 NLHE

A champion has been crowned in the final event of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker! Britain's Carl Shaw defeated Tony Dunst heads-up for $606,562 and his first-ever gold WSOP bracelet. The final starting event here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino attracted 608 players in total who created a prize pool of $2,827,200 with 92 players getting paid. With Shaw's bracelet, the United Kingdom laid claim to four bracelets this summer. Ben Heath, Stephen Chidwick, and Luke Schwarz went before him.

This is Shaw's fifth WSOP cash but only his second in Las Vegas with his first being a deep run in the Main Event this year when he finished in 101st place for $59,295 — his previous best tournament result until this win. But he's no rookie on the poker circuit, with his first cash on The Hendon Mob recorded in 2013. This result brings his total live earnings to just over $750,000.

Shaw said he used his Main Event finish as motivation for the next tournament on his schedule: "I was a little bit disappointed to be honest, obviously as everyone would be busting that deep in the Main. It made me more hungry, to be honest. More hungry to be out here, winning more tournaments. I'm going to be back for more bracelets."

Carl Shaw
Carl Shaw with his grilfriend, family, and friends

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Carl ShawUnited Kingdom$606,562
2Tony DunstUnited States$374,886
3Luke GrahamUnited States$259,533
4Jordan CristosUnited States$182,575
5Lars KamphuesGermany$130,544
6Phil HellmuthUnited States$97,899
7Rami MornelUnited States$70,156
8Caufman TalleyUnited States$52,760
9Kevin EysterUnited States$40,374

The second and final day started at noon with 44 players in their seats. With the 30-minute blind levels, the eliminations were coming in from all over the place. In less than an hour, the field was reduced to the final three tables with Joe Cada, Mike Matusow, Michael Mizrachi, and Alexandru Papazian being amongst the first eliminations.

Kristen Bicknell, the two-time bracelet winner was eliminated by Jonathan Little when they had both flopped a flush draw but neither completed it. Little did however turn a pair to send the Canadian to the rail in 22nd place for $16,582. The Day 1 chip leader Liran Twito five-bet shoved into David "ODB" Baker with ace-queen and was called by pocket kings who held throughout the board. Baker and Shaw were both at the top of the chip counts when there were only two tables left but in a big pot, Shaw took over the chip lead from Baker when he had turned two pair.

David "ODB" Baker
David \"ODB\" Baker finished in 10th place for $31,448

Anatoly Filatov fell in eleventh place when he first doubled Luke Graham and then lost his last big blind to him too. The floor had decided already when there were 11 players left to combine the two tables at ten players and then move them to the other side of the Amazon room for partial coverage on PokerGO. Baker was the first to leave the unofficial final table after the defending champion, Phil Hellmuth had managed to double up twice.

Shaw said the following about the final table: "There were some tough players at the final table. I had to pick my spots and adjust my game. Obviously, I had a bit of luck on my side, so that helped."

Shaw was responsible for eliminating Kevin Eyster, and Rami Mornel while Hellmuth took out Caufman Talley. Dunst then eliminated the Poker Brat who held five-trey while Dunst had the better hand with ace-ten. Dunst flopped top pair on the deuce-ten-four board but Hellmuth picked up the open-ended straight draw. The turn gave Dunst two pair and Hellmuth the wheel but the river gave Dunst the full house to send Hellmuth on his way to the ESPN commentary desk to do his Main Event duties.

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth finished in 6th place for $97,899

Germany's Lars Kamphues was supported all day by his Fuchsbau teammates which included Fabian Gumz who finished in eighth place in the Millionaire Maker but couldn't better that result for the team as he also fell victim to Shaw's amazing run. Jordan Cristos spent a lot of his day checking out the stacks of his opponents in the tournament and calculating their blinds but saw his deep run end in fourth place when Dunst took him out with a turned pair of deuces. Three-handed play only lasted five hands when Graham's ace-six failed to win against the ace-eight of Shaw.

With just 60 big blinds heads-up, both players had to contend with short stacks and adjust their shoving and calling ranges. "It was really gamble(y) towards the end, but luckily for me, I was on the right side of the luck when it came to the flips. We both had short stacks so it was tricky for both of us," Shaw remarked.

The double-ups were abundant back and forth with the chip lead alternating between them but in the end, Shaw was triumphant when he rivered a flush to see his rail run into the tournament area to celebrate his amazing victory. Shaw was cheered on all the way by family, friends and his girlfriend who were pressed tight up against the rail craning to see his every action at the final table.

"I think that made me want it more. Having everybody here; it's my mum's first time in America. I wanted to make her proud and I know I've done that now."

Carl Shaw
Carl Shaw and Tony Dunst
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:26 PM Local Time
Tony Dunst Eliminated in 2nd Place ($374,886)

Tony Dunst

Hand #116: Carl Shaw shoved on the button and Tony Dunst called for the 5,000,000 he had behind.

Tony Dunst:   
Carl Shaw:   

The flop came     for Dunst to hit top pair.

The turn was the   for Shaw to pick up the flush and Broadway draw.

The river completed the board with the   to give him the flush indeed for Shaw to celebrate loudly, his rail to swarm the table to congratulate him. Dunst and Shaw hugged and congratulated each other with their results. Dunst made his way to the payout desk to collect $374,886 for finishing in second place while Shaw collects the first-place prize of $606,562.

A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Carl Shaw18,240,0004,240,000
Tony Dunst0-4,200,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:21 PM Local Time
Hands #109-115: Three Shoves in Five Hands

Hand #109: Tony Dunst limped and Carl Shaw moved all in. Dunst folded.

Hand #110: Dunst received a walk.

Hand #111: Dunst limped and called a shove from Shaw.

Tony Dunst:   
Carl Shaw:   

The board came       and Dunst dodged straight outs to double up for 5,150,000

Hand #112: Shaw moved all in and Dunst called.

Carl Shaw:   
Tony Dunst:   

"You call me with deuces bro?" said Shaw.

The board came       and and Shaw doubled back for 7,650,000.

Hand #113: Shaw received a walk.

Hand #114: Shaw moved all in and Dunst called.

Carl Shaw:   
Tony Dunst:   

Dunst flopped a pair on the       board and this time he doubled for 2,200,000.

Hand #115: Shaw received a walk.

Carl Shaw14,000,0001,280,000
Tony Dunst4,200,000-1,320,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:18 PM Local Time
Hands #101-108: Shaw Doubles Up

Hand #101: Tony Dunst called on the button and Carl Shaw opted to check. The flop came     Shaw check-called the 300,000 bet of Dunst to see the   on the turn. Shaw check-folded to the bet of Dunst.

Hand #102: Shaw shoved on the button and Dunst folded.

Hand #103: A walk for Shaw.

Hand #104: A walk for Dunst.

Hand #105: Dunst called on the button and called again when Shaw raised to 1,200,000. The flop came    , Shaw bet 1,000,000 which Dunst called. The turn was the   and now Shaw check-folded to the 1,500,000 bet of Dunst.

Hand #106: Shaw raised to 700,000 from the button and Dunst called. The flop came     for both players to check to the   on the turn. Dunst check-folded to Shaw's bet.

Hand #107: Dunst called on the button but folded to Shaw's shove.

Hand #108: Shaw raised to 600,000 on the button and Dunst shoved with the bigger stack. Shaw called.

Carl Shaw;   
Tony Dunst:   

The flop came     for Shaw to hit top pair but Dunst to pick up the flush draw. The turn was the   which didn't change things and neither did the   on the river.

Carl Shaw12,720,0005,520,000
Tony Dunst5,520,000-5,280,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:05 PM Local Time
Hands #94-100: Shaw Gives More to Dunst

Hand #94: Carl Shaw received a walk.

Hand #95: Shaw raised and took down the pot.

Hand #96: In a limped pot both players checked the     flop and Shaw checked the   turn to Tony Dunst who bet 300,000. Shaw check-raised to 1,200,000 and Dunst called. The pair checked the   river and Shaw mucked.

Hand #97: Shaw raised and Dunst moved all in. Shaw mucked.

Hand #98: Shaw received a walk.

Hand #99: Shaw moved all in and took down the pot.

Hand #100: Dunst raised to 600,000 and Shaw called. The pair checked the     flop and Shaw bet 1,500,000 on the   turn. Dunst folded.

Tony Dunst10,800,000800,000
Carl Shaw7,200,000-800,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:04 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:02 PM Local Time
Hands #89-93: Dunst into the Chip Lead

Hand #89: Carl Shaw limped and Tony Dunst made it 950,000. Shaw called and Dunst check-called 1,200,000 on the     flop.

The turn was the   and Dunst check-called 1,500,000. The river was the   and both players checked. Dunst showed    and won the pot.

Hand #90: Dunst limped and Shaw checked. Both players checked the     flop and Shaw bet 600,000 on the   turn. Dunst folded.

Hand #91: Shaw raised to 600,000 and Dunst called. Dunst check-folded to 1,000,000 on the     flop.

Hand #92: Dunst limped and folded to a raise to 1,100,000.

Hand #93: Shaw raised to 600,000 and folded to a Dunst shove.

Tony Dunst10,000,0002,930,000
Carl Shaw8,000,000-3,170,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:01 PM Local Time
Hand #85-88: Dunst Doubles Up

Hand #85: Carl Shaw shoved on the button and Tony Dunst tanked for a while and then called for the 2,910,000 he had behind.

Tony Dunst:   
Carl Shaw:   

The flop came     for Dunst to hit top pair and Shaw two pair.

The turn was the   which didn't change things but the   on the river meant that Shaw's two pair got counterfeited and Dunst's eight-kicker came into play to give him the upper hand and double him up.

Hand #86: Dunst called on the button and Shaw opted to check. The flop came    , Shaw check-called the 250,000 bet of Dunst. They both checked through the   on the turn to the   on the river. Shaw checked for the last time and Dunst bet 450,000 which was enough to get Shaw to fold.

Hand #87: Shaw shoved on the button and got no action.

Hand #88: Dunst called on the button and Shaw opted to check. The flop came    , Shaw check-called the 250,000 bet but check-folded to the 700,000 continuation-bet of Dunst on the   on the turn.

Carl Shaw11,170,000-3,660,000
Tony Dunst7,070,0003,660,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:54 PM Local Time
Hands #75-84: No Action

Hand #75: A walk for Tony Dunst.

Hand #76: Dunst shoved on the button and got no action.

Hand #77: Carl Shaw shoved on the button and got no action.

Hand #78: A walk for Shaw.

Hand #79: A walk for Dunst.

Hand #80: A walk for Shaw.

Hand #81: Shaw raised to 500,000 from the button and Dunst shoved for Shaw to fold.

Hand #82: Dunst called on the button and Shaw shoved for Dunst to fold.

Hand #83: Shaw shoved on the button and got no action.

Hand #84: Dunst shoved on the button and got no action.

Carl Shaw14,830,000830,000
Tony Dunst3,410,000-890,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:43 PM Local Time
Hands #67-74: Dunst Adopts Limping Tactic

Tony Dunst

Hand #67: Tony Dunst got a walk and showed   

Hand #68: Dunst limped but folded to a raise of 900,000 from Carl Shaw.

Hand #69: Shaw moved all in and Dunst folded.

Hand #70: Dunst limped and Shaw checked. Shaw check-folded to a bet of 250,000 on the     flop.

Hand #71: Shaw raised to 500,000 and folded to a Dunst shove.

Hand #72: Dunst limped and folded to a Shaw shove.

Hand #73: Shaw raised and Dunst folded.

Hand #74: Dunst limped and folded to a Shaw shove.

Carl Shaw14,000,000-200,000
Tony Dunst4,300,000500,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:41 PM Local Time
Hands #62-66: Not Much Action to Start Heads-up

Hand #62: Carl Shaw got a walk.

Hand #63: Tony Dunst got a walk.

Hand #64: Shaw got a walk.

Hand #65: Shaw raised to 600,000 and won the pot.

Hand #66: Dunst moved all in and won the pot.

Carl Shaw14,200,0001,500,000
Tony Dunst3,800,000-200,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:30 PM Local Time
Luke Graham Eliminated in 3rd Place ($259,533)

Luke Graham

Hand #61: Luke Graham was all in with    against the    of Carl Shaw.

The board came       with Shaw's kicker playing, eliminating Graham in third place.

Luke Graham0-1,800,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:30 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:18 PM Local Time
Hands #58-60: Last Hands Before the Break

Hand #58: Carl Shaw shoved and took down the pot.

Hand #59: Tony Dunst shoved and won the blinds and ante.

Hand #60: Dunst received a walk in the big blind.

Players are going on a 15-minute break. Blinds will be 125,000/250,000 when they return.

Carl Shaw12,700,0001,700,000
Tony Dunst4,000,000420,000
Luke Graham1,800,000-800,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:16 PM Local Time
Jordan Cristos Eliminated in 4th Place ($182,575)

Jordan Cristos

Hand #57: Jordan Cristos shoved from under the gun for just over 1,000,000 and Tony Dunst called in the big blind.

Jordan Cristos::   
Tony Dunst:   

The board ran out       for Dunst to turn a pair of deuces to eliminate Cristos from the tournament in fourth place for $182,575.

Tony Dunst3,580,000580,000
Jordan Cristos0-1,720,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:13 PM Local Time
Hands #52-56: Shoving All Around

Hand #52: Jordan Cristos shoved from under the gun and got no action.

Hand #53: Luke Graham raised to 415,000 from under the gun and got no action.

Hand #54: Graham limped in and Carl Shaw raised to 800,000 from the button. The blinds and Graham all folded.

Hand #55: Shaw shoved from under the gun and got no action.

Hand #56: Graham completed his small blind and Shaw shoved in the big blind for Graham to give up.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:06 PM Local Time
Lars Kamphues Eliminated in 5th Place ($130,544)

Lars Kamphues

Hand #50: Lars Kamphues shoved under the gun for 1,225,000. Carl Shaw called in the next position. The remaining players all folded.

Lars Kamphues:   
Carl Shaw:   

There was an eight in the window of a       flop and Kamphues doubled up.

Hand #51: On the very next hand, Shaw thought about raising but eventually shoved from under the gun. It folded to Kamphues in the big blind who snap-called.

Carl Shaw:   
Lars Kamphues:   

This time there was an ace in the window on a     flop. The turn   and river   bricked. "Get in!" said Shaw, celebrating. "F**king get in," said someone on the lively British rail.

The pair shook hands as Shaw chipped up to well over half the chips in play four-handed.

Carl Shaw11,000,0001,300,000
Lars Kamphues0-2,000,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:03 PM Local Time
Hands #47-49: Action Slows

Hand #47: Carl Shaw got a walk.

Hand #48: Tony Dunst got a walk.

Hand #49: Luke Graham raised to 425,000 and took down the pot.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:01 PM Local Time
Hands #38-46: Chopped Pot for Shaw and Kamphues

Hand #38: Jordan Cristos shoved from under the gun and everyone folded.

Hand #39: Luke Graham raised to 445,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #40: Carl Shaw raised to 400,000 from the cutoff and Graham called in the big blind. The flop came    , Graham check-called Shaw's 250,000 continuation-bet. The turn was the  , Graham check-called another bet from Shaw, this time for 575,000. The river completed the board with the   and both players checked.

"Jack" Graham claimed, with Shaw quickly turning over    for two pair to scoop the pot.

Hand #41: Shaw raised to 400,000 from under the gun and got no action.

Hand #42: Tony Dunst shoved from under the gun and got no callers.

Hand #43: Graham raised to 425,000 from the cutoff and all folded.

Hand #44: Shaw shoved on the button and got no action.

Hand #45: Cristos shoved from the small blind and got no action.

Hand #46: Shaw shoved from under the gun and Lars Kamphues called in the big blind.

Lars Kamphues:   
Carl Shaw:   

The board ran out       for them to chop the pot.

Carl Shaw9,700,0002,000,000
Luke Graham2,600,000-1,000,000
Jordan Cristos1,720,000595,000
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 5:49 PM Local Time
Hands #32-37: Six Hands; One Flop

Hand #32: Tony Dunst opened to 325,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #33: Carl Shaw raised all in from the small blind and Dunst folded his big blind.

Hand #34: Shaw raised to 400,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #35: Lars Kamphes raised all in from under the gun and everyone else folded.

Hand #36: Jordan Cristos shoved the button, getting no callers.

Hand #37: Tony Dunst raised to 325000 from under the gun and Luke Graham called in the cutoff. The flop came     and both players checked. Dunst check-folded to a bet of 325000 on the   turn.

Carl Shaw7,700,000-400,000
Luke Graham3,600,000500,000
Tony Dunst3,000,000-480,000
Lars Kamphues2,000,000-250,000
Jordan Cristos1,125,000-375,000
Jostens Fan Collection