After the five best days of many poker fans’ year, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship final table is over and the winner of the Chip Reese Trophy is none other than Phil Hui. After we focused on his incredible journey through memes to the final table yesterday, he just did this upon winning the championship.
ALL HAIL KING HUI
Yes, he may not have been the Phil many hoped to win, with Ivey so prevalent earlier in the tournament, but he’s the Phil we all deserve. What a hero.
I’M THE FUCKING 2019 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPION pic.twitter.com/Zz6DLJGCAO
— Phil Hui (@KungPhui) June 29, 2019
SAMMARTINO SWEAT AVAILABLE
Some packages are good value, some are great value. Then there’s Dario Sammartino.
Cool random story from today that seems safe to share. Sammartino running well, Oppenheim whips out a wad of cash, hands him 3k and says “can I buy 10% of you in the main”. Dario politely declines. David ups offer to 3500. Dario gives him $ back except $100 and says “for you, 1%”
— DeathDonkey (@DeathDonkey) June 28, 2019
MOLLY’S GAME REMAKE?
Melanie Weisner thinks she’s heard something slightly fishy at the World Series.
"If I were on molly I would have shoved the turn." #OverheardAtWSOP
— Melanie Weisner (@melanieweisner) June 28, 2019
SEXTON GIVING BACK
One of the best, and not just in terms of his success, Mike Sexton was giving back after playing the Tag Team Event.
Our tag-team didn’t cash @wsop where @James_Holzhauer & I were playing for @project150LV (charity supporting homeless youth in LV) so I’m donating $2500 to them & @partypoker is matching that=$5k. Thx again James & wife Melissa (who selected charity). #forthekids pic.twitter.com/pWRi3LGZGN
— Mike Sexton (@Mike_partypoker) June 27, 2019
THE IDEAL OPPONENT?
No-one thinks it’s them, but this gentleman certainly provided some color at the Colossus table he shared with this happy snapper.
Couldnt have draw a better colossus table pic.twitter.com/NAFZvKMrry
— farhad sinaei (@farhadsinaei14) June 27, 2019
KASSELA SLOWS IT DOWN
Frank Kassela has learned to take a mature, humorous view on exactly how slowly some people play. He’s an example to us all.
Some people behave like absolute morons when they are in a poker tourney … doing everything as slowly as humanly possible (checking hole cards – getting chips – folding) it’s gotten to the point where I just sit here and giggle at their idiocy!
— Frank Kassela (@fkassela) June 28, 2019
CHAD PUTS A RING ON IT
How happy was Norman Chad is this recent hand to gamble his wedding band? Well, you can answer that on the strength of his marriage, so we’re guessing he was a lock.
Before I was unceremoniously busted in last night’s WSOP $1500 Omaha mix event, I quadrupled up on this hand.
Please note the wedding ring in the pot. I play for keeps. pic.twitter.com/kr4O323ki0
— Norman Chad (@NormanChad) June 28, 2019
TEAM POKER CENTRAL SEE ZACK PUT THEM TOP
The latest standings in the $25k Fantasy League have Team Poker Central top of the pile again after Dan Zack pulled yet another heroic performance out of the bag. With three teams in particular right on their heels, however, can Remko and Brent’s have-a-go heroes hang on?
Who’ll become the latest player to win a WSOP gold bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker? You can watch the action unfold live today on PokerGO and CBS All Access as more coverage of the 2019 WSOP bracelet events takes place. Selected bracelet events will be streamed exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States.