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

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 to Thursday, July 04, 2019

SALUTE TO WARRIORS - $500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #71)

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  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $723,660
  • Entries: 1,723
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, July 5, 2019 5:53 PM Local Time
Susan Faber Wins First Bracelet in Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em

Susan Faber

The 2019 World Series of Poker has finally crowned its first woman's champion outside of the ladies event this summer as Susan Faber outlasted 1723 players to win her first bracelet in Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em.

"I am so excited and so thrilled to be a bracelet winner! This was definitely on my bucket list."

Faber has been playing poker for the last 10 years but has taken it more competitively these last five. "I play the circuit events in Cherokee and I was planning on playing the Main Event this year but some of my family members talked me out of it, probably because of the money, but I'm sure glad they did because I wouldn't have played this event, and I wouldn't have won my first bracelet."

Faber has a career total of $55,799 with the majority of it coming from the WSOP circuit. Today's victory only marks her second career WSOP cash with her first coming this summer when she finished in 1089th place for $1,500 in Event #64: $888 No-Limit Hold'em - Crazy Eights

Susan Faber
Susan Faber

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Susan FaberUnited States$ 121,161
2Rob StarkUnited States$74,785
3Dean YoonUnited States$53,887
4Chris CananUnited States$34,248
5Taylor CarrollUnited States$28,897
6Jordan KnackstedtCanada$21,510
7Jose AnnaloroVenezuela$16,190
8Kulwant SinghUnited States12,323
9Taehyung KimSouth Korea$9,486

Final Table Action

Faber came into the final day second in chips and instantly got to work when she hooked Kulwant Singh with her pocket jacks after he jammed for 2,550,000 holding pocket tens and he was eliminated in 8th place. Next to fall was Jose Annaloro who was unable to pair his king-jack offsuit against Dean Yoon's pocket tens. The next casualty was Jordan Knackstedt who looked to be in great shape to double up after pairing his king-eight on an eight-five-nine board but the dealer had different plans as Chris Canan turned two-pair with his jack-eight and that was "all she wrote" for Knackstedt as he was eliminated in sixth place.

"I ran really well, I got a lot of pocket pairs. I had jacks two maybe three times, I had pocket aces to take out the chip leader, and of course, at the end, I had my pocket fives."

Faber claimed her second victim at the final table in what would be the turning point for her, as it was Taylor Carroll who came into the day as the chip leader. Faber limped in on the button expecting her opponents to raise, and she was right. Rob Stark raised to 850,000 from the small blind and Carroll jammed for 7,730,000. Faber called while Stark folded and unfortunately for the Day 2 chip leader, he ran his pocket sevens into Faber's rockets and the retired Air Force vet took his exit in fifth place.

Thirty hands later Faber claimed another victim as she and Chris Canan got into a three and four-bet exchange preflop before all the chips found their way in the middle after a seven-three-ten flop. Canan was ahead holding pocket kings and was looking good until Faber hit running cards for a rivered straight and Canan rolled out in fourth place.

Three-handed action saw Dean Yoon double up a few times but it came to an end when he jammed his remaining 1,650,000 chips in from the small blind holding king-eight off and was called by Faber from the big blind who held six-two suited. Yoon held strong with his king-high hand until Faber found a pair on the river and Yoon took his exit in third place.

Heads up battle only lasted five hands when Rob Stark open-jammed for 6,050,000 holding seven-three offsuit and was snapped off by Faber holding pocket fives. Stark picked up a gutter ball straight draw on the turn but was unable to connect on the river and was eliminated in second place.

"I am so excited that I could do this at my age. I played this event because my husband is a Veteran and it was wonderful that I could support the Veterans."

Susan Faber
Susan Faber

That brings an end to this tournament! Tune in for updates on every WSOP event here on PokerNews throughout the rest of the summer.

Friday, July 5, 2019 5:08 PM Local Time
Susan Faber Wins Salute to Warriors for $121,161

Susan Faber

Susan Faber has won the Salute to Warriors for $121,161 and her first WSOP bracelet. From Mint Hill, North Carolina, Faber topped a field of 1,723 in a tournament that helped raise $43,000 for USO Nevada's ongoing projects.

A full recap will follow shortly

PlaceNameCountryPayout
1Susan FaberUnited States$121,161
2Rob StarkUnited States$74,785
3Dean YoonUnited States$53,887
4Chris CananUnited States$39,248
5Taylor CarrollUnited States$28,897
6Jordan KnackstedtCanada$21,510
7Jose AnnaloroVenezuela$16,190
8Kulwant SinghUnited States$12,323
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:55 PM Local Time
Rob Stark Eliminated in 2nd Place ($74,785)

Rob Stark

Hand #86: Rob Stark open-jammed for 6,050,000 and was snapped off by Susan Faber.

Susan Faber:   
Rob Stark:   

Faber's made hand was ahead but Stark had an overcard with his seven but didn't get any help from the     flop.

The   turn added more outs to Starks' hand as he now needed any seven or five to win the hand.

Unfortunately, the   fell on the river and Stark was eliminated in 2nd place, taking home $74,785 for his efforts.

Susan Faber40,000,0002,900,000
Rob Stark0-6,100,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:48 PM Local Time
Hands #81- 85: Faber Grabs Some Chips to Stark

Hand #81: Susan Faber folded her button.

Hand #82: Rob Stark called and Faber checked. The flop brought     and Faber led out for 2,000,000, which made Stark fold.

Hand #83: Faber raised to 2,000,000 and Stark quickly folded.

Hand #84: Stark open-shoved for 6,050,000 and Faber sent her cards into the muck.

Hand #85: Faber raised to 2,000,000 and Stark mucked.

Susan Faber37,100,0001,700,000
Rob Stark6,100,000-1,600,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:42 PM Local Time
Dean Yoon Eliminated in 3rd Place ($53,887)

Dean Yoon

Hands #80: Dean Yoon open-jammed for 1,680,000 from the small blind and Susan Faber called from the big blind.

Susan Faber:   
Dean Yoon:   

The     flop was a complete miss for both players along with the   turn and Yoon was looking good until the dealer peeled off the   on the river crushing Yoon's hopes and he was eliminated in 3rd place.

Susan Faber35,400,0002,400,000
Dean Yoon0-1,680,000
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Friday, July 5, 2019 3:39 PM Local Time
Hands #78-89: Stark Wins Both Hands

Hands #78: Susan Faber limped in from the small blind and Rob Stark checked his option.

Faber check-folded the     flop after Stark bet 1,000,000 and he raked in the pot.

Hands #79: Rob Stark opened for 2,180,000 from the small blind and was uncontested.

Susan Faber33,000,000-1,200,000
Rob Stark7,700,0001,500,000
Dean Yoon1,680,000-1,020,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:33 PM Local Time
Hands #73-77: Small Pots for Faber

Hand #73: Susan Faber raised on the button to 2,000,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #74: Dean Yoon completed and Faber checked her big blind. Both checked throughout the board      and on the   river Yoon check-folded after Faber bet 1,000,000.

Hand #75: Rob Stark got a walk and tabled   .

Hand #76: Faber min-raised on the button to 1,000,000 and Yoon called in the big blind.

The flop came     and Yoon check-folded after Faber continued for 1,000,000.

Hand #77: Yoon pushed all in in the small blind for 1,860,000 and Faber quickly folded.

Susan Faber34,200,0002,200,000
Rob Stark6,200,000-300,000
Dean Yoon2,700,000-2,000,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:32 PM Local Time
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Friday, July 5, 2019 3:27 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:26 PM Local Time
Hands #68-72: Stark Doubles Through Yoon

Hand #68: Rob Stark opened for 900,000 from the small blind and Dean Yoon defended his big.

Stark fired out 1,200,000 after the     flop and Yoon jammed for 2,800,000. After getting the count, Stark mucked his hand.

Hand #69: Susan Faber opened for 800,000 from the small blind and Rob Stark defended his big.

The flop came     and Faber took down that pot after she fired out 1,000,000.

Hand #70: All three players saw the     flop after no one raised. Action was checked to Susan Faber who fired out 1,000,000. Rob Stark folded, along with Faber after Dean Yoon jammed for 5,400,000.

Hand #71: Rob Stark open-jammed for 3,330,000 and Dean Yoon jammed over the top for 8,000,000 from the small blind. Susan Faber folded,

Rob Stark:   
Dean Yoon:   

Both players had live cards and but Stark was able to double up after he paired his seven on the flop as the board ran out      .

Hand #72: Susan Faber opened for 2,250,000 from the small blins and was uncontested.

Susan Faber32,000,00028,800,000
Rob Stark6,500,000-500,000
Dean Yoon4,700,000600,000
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Friday, July 5, 2019 3:15 PM Local Time
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Friday, July 5, 2019 3:11 PM Local Time
Hands #63- 67: Yoon Finds a Double Up on Stark

Hand #63: Rob Stark raised on the button to 1,280,000 and Yoon moved all in for his last 2,200,000. Stark completed and the players tabled their cards:

Dean Yoon:   
Rob Stark:   

The board fell       and Yoon's pair of nines held to give him the double up.

Hand #64: Yoon called on the button for 400,000 and Stark checked his option.

On the flop    , Stark led out for 700,000 and Yoon folded. Stark showed    for a pair of jacks.

Hand #65: Stark completed his small blind and Yoon checked. The flop was     and Stark check-called for 700,000.

On the   both checked and the river fell a  . Stark bet 900,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #66: Yoon pushed all in for 3,300,000 in the small blind and Susan Faber folded.

Hand #67: Stark got a walk.

Rob Stark7,000,000100,000
Dean Yoon4,100,0001,900,000
Susan Faber3,200,000-30,000,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:06 PM Local Time
Chris Canan Eliminated in 4th Place ($39,248)

Chris Canan

Hand #62: Chris Canan opened under the gun for 800,000 and Susan Faber three-bet to 1,600,000 on the button. Action folded back around to Canan who four-bet to 4,800,000 and Faber called.

Canan jammed after the     flop and Faber snapped called.

Susan Faber:   
Chris Canan:   

Canan was ahead with his cowboys but the   turn gave open-ended straight outs to Faber's hand.

Faber would get there with the   river and Canan was eliminated from the tournament.

Susan Faber33,200,00032,000,000
Chris Canan0-1,100,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 3:05 PM Local Time
Hands #59-61: Yoon Jams

Hand #59: Susan Faber limped in under the gun for 400,000 along with Dean Yoon from the small blind and Chris Canan checked his option.

Yoon jammed for 1.400,000 on the     taking down the pot after both Faber and Canan folded.

Hand #60: Rob Stark opened jammed for 5,930,000 and was uncontested.

Hand #61: Rob Stark got a walk.

Susan Faber22,000,0001,900,000
Rob Stark6,900,0001,000,000
Dean Yoon2,200,000200,000
Chris Canan1,100,000-14,600,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 2:53 PM Local Time
Hands #54- 58: Canan Doubles on the River Through Stark

Hand #54: Rob Stark raised his small blind to 1,000,000 and Dean Yoon made the call.

The flop fell     and Stark continued for 1,000,000, called by Yoon. The turn was the   and was checked by both players. The river brought the   and both checked again. Stark tabled    for a set of deuces and Yoon mucked.

Hand #55: Stark raised from the button to 1,000,000 and Chris Canan moved all in for 6,930,000 from the big blind. Stark tanked for a few minutes and called.

Chris Canan:   
Rob Stark:   

The two flip foes met again, this time with Stark needing to hold to bust Canan. But while Canan had to win the flip to survive, although he found no help at first on the board      a   appeared on the river to give him the double up he needed to survive. Two flips out of two for Canan between the two men and again Rob Stark suffers at the hands of his nemesis at this final table.

Hand #56: Stark open-shoved for 4,930,000 under the gun and took down the blinds.

Hand #57: Walk for Stark.

Hand #58: Canan raised under the gun for 825,000 and Yoon made the call in the big blind to see a flop    . Yoon check-folded after Canan's bet 700,000.

Susan Faber20,100,000-800,000
Chris Canan15,700,0008,200,000
Rob Stark5,900,000-5,700,000
Dean Yoon2,000,000-1,200,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Friday, July 5, 2019 2:41 PM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 2:26 PM Local Time
15-Minute Break

Players are on a 15-minute break.

Friday, July 5, 2019 2:24 PM Local Time
Hands #48-52: Walks and One Flop

Hand #48: Susan Faber got a walk.

Hand #49: Dean Yoon limped in under the gun along with Susan Faber from the small blind and Rob Stark checked his option.

Faber checked the     flop. Rob Stark bet 600,000 and Dean Yoon took down the pot with his three-bet jam of 2,880,000.

Hand #50: Dean Yoon got a walk.

Hand #51: Chris Canan got a walk.

Hand #52: Dean Yoon open-jammed and was uncontested.

Friday, July 5, 2019 2:18 PM Local Time
Hands #43-47 : Lucky Double Up for Stark Versus Canan

Hand #43: Rob Stark raised on the button for 800,000 and Canan three-bet to 6,000,000, putting Stark at risk. Stark let it go.

Hand #44: Stark open-shoved all in for 5,200,000 under the gun and added the blinds to his stack.

Hand #45: Chris Canan raised on the button to 600,000 and Stark called in the big blind.

The flop fell     and Stark check-called Canan's continuation bet of 800,000. A   came on the turn and Stark led out for 1,000,000. Canan pushed for 4,250,000 and Stark called.

Rob Stark:   
Chris Canan:   

Stark was in terrible shape for a double up but a   appeared on the river to give two pair to Stark and a miraculous route back into contention.

Hand #46: Dean Yoon got a walk.

Hand #47: Yoon moved all in for 2,580,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Susan Faber20,900,000-700,000
Rob Stark11,600,0005,600,000
Chris Canan7,500,000-5,400,000
Dean Yoon3,200,000600,000
Friday, July 5, 2019 2:09 PM Local Time
Hands #38-42: 'Red Wedding' Moment for Rob Stark as Canan Doubles

Hand #38: Chris Canan opened under the gun for 625,000 and Rob Stark won the pot after his three-bet of 1,500,000.

Hand #39: Rob Stark opened for 850,000 on the button and Chris Canan jammed from the big blind for 5,500,000. After some consideration, Stark mucked his hand and tabled   .

Hand #40: Rob Stark opened under the gun for 875,000 and Chris Canan jammed from the small blind for 6,800,000. This time, however, Stark made a stand.

Rob Stark:   
Chris Canan:   

Canan had the made hand, leaving Rob Stark to hope for something to save him by the end of the drama. Canan, however, was able to double up after the board ran out      , leaving his foe beaten and almost out.

Hand #41: Chris Canan opened for 650,000 on the button and folded after Rob Stark jammed for 3,680,000 from the big blind.

Hand #42: Chris Canan opened for 725,000 and was uncontested.

Susan Faber21,600,000-800,000
Chris Canan12,900,00012,260,000
Rob Stark6,000,0004,960,000
Dean Yoon2,600,000-1,300,000
Jostens Fan Collection