An elite field of 27 players started play on Day 3 of Event 11: $5,000 No Limit Hold’em. Play began at 2.00 p.m. local time and went on for over six hours to decide who would make up the final six players who will return to play down to a bracelet champion and the winning prize of $442,385.
Shannon Shorr , B]Ali Imsirovic[/B] and Maria Ho are just three stellar names of six terrific poker players who are all looking to add their first bracelet to add to their World Series of Poker resumes today.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Shannon Shorr||United States||6,020,000||151|
|3||Maria Ho||United States||720,000||18|
|4||Daniel Strelitz||United States||705,000||18|
|5||Ali Imsirovic||United States||1,955,000||49|
Shorr will enter the final day as the overwhelming chip leader with 6,020,000, which is triple any other player’s stack. Shorr surged into a commanding chip lead after winning several big hands, the largest of them being a battle that created a seismic shift of 3,000,000 chips from previous chip leader Daniel Strelitz to be moved across the felt to the stack of Shorr. After some large betting preflop and on the flop, Shorr called Strelitz’s shove on the turn, holding an overpair to the board with pocket jacks which held on against the ace king of Strelitz.
Ho will be making her fifth WSOP final table appearance after having a steady Day 3, remaining constant in the middle ranks of the chip stacks. Her final table appearance was thanks in large to a hero call she made on Day 2 that propelled her to a big stack. In that hand, her entire stack was put to the test by a river shove and she made the correct call with third pair, pocket queens on a board that featured a king, an ace and three to a straight.
Imsirovic has been building big result after big result in the poker world recently and he can now add this second final table appearance of the 2019 World Series to his scorching run. Imsirovic gathered a big stack when he won a critical pre-flop all-in coin flip against Pete Chen when his pocket tens held up against ace-queen.
Joining the three big names will be Arsenii Karmatckii, Daniel Strelitz and Ognjen Sekularac, who will be looking to become the first player representing Serbia to bring home a WSOP bracelet.
The day featured the demise of 21 players whose goal to win a bracelet came up just short. Of those eliminated on Day 3 were Niall Farrell, Jeremy Ausmus and Randall Emmett.
Also to succumb tantalizingly close to the final day was Maria Mcalpin, who made the final table one that featured two women. Her dream to become the first woman to win a bracelet in 2019 ended when her short stack shove could not produce a double up.
Final Table Results
|7||Maria Mcalpin||United States||$48,377|
The final table continues on June 6 at 12 p.m. local time. Play will continue with 21 minutes and 50 seconds remaining in level 24 with blinds at 20,000/40,000/40,000.
The final table will be airing on CBS All Access for viewers in the USA, Canada, and Australia. The rest of the world can watch along on PokerGO from 1.00 p.m. local time. For up to the minute coverage, live hand-by-hand updates will be provided by the on the ground PokerNews live reporting team, until a champion is crowned.