Ted Gillis Wins WSOP Event #19, $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

The World Series of Poker event #19, $1,500 No Limit Hold’em was yet again a tournament with a massive amount of players as the small buy-in attracts such a wide range of players. In total the tournament reached 2,086 players which created a total prize pool of $2,816,100 to be split among the players finishing in the money.

The tournament took three days to finish and the final day started out with 12 players, but within a couple of hours play reached the final nine and the final table could begin. The final table had a few well known faces from around the world, including Mustapha Kanit from Italy, Dejan Divkovic from Bosnia and John Hennigan from the US.

Ted Gillis started day three with a very healthy chipstack of around 1,1 million chips and continuously build on top of it, which eventually got him to a heads up match with Hennigan. As the final hand approached, Gillis had a massive chiplead over Hennigan, having almost six times as many chips.

The final hand came after 140 hands on the final table where Hennigan pushed all-in from the small blind and got a call from Gillis.

Hennigan shows:

Gillis shows:

The dealer shows a board that says  and with no help for Hennigan, he finishes in second place for $319,993 which he can add to his more than $4 million in tournament career winnings already. Gillis on the other hand could celebrate winning his first WSOP title, his first bracelet and also his biggest ever prize of $514,027, as he had previously only cashed in one WSOP event. You can see the rest of the final table payouts below:

1st: Ted Gillis – $514,027

2nd: John Hennigan – $319,993

3rd: Dejan Divkovic – $222,429

4th:Jacobo Fernandez – $160,193

5th: Mustapha Kanit – $117,079

6th: Jaime Kaplan – $86,609

7th: Hiren Patel – $64,911

8th: Edison Shields – $49,267

9th: Dylan Thomassie – $37,834

Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.  

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