WSOP: Taylor Paur Wins Second Career Bracelet In $500 Online Event

Taylor Paur won Sunday's WSOP $500 Online Bracelet event for his second career gold bracelet.

The 2019 World Series of Poker is quickly coming to a close but that isn’t stopping plenty of players from heading back to the Rio for one last shot at gold plated glory.

In addition to the spectacle of the Main Event final table, the WSOP has some of their biggest stars battling in the final events of the schedule including a super-sized field in the WSOP’s final online bracelet event of the summer, won by one of online poker’s best.

Summer Saved: Taylor ‘Galactar’ Paur Wins $500 Online Event

Former PocketFives #1-ranked online player Taylor ‘taypaur’ Paur earned his second career World Series of Poker gold bracelet after winning Event #88 ($500 ONLINE NLHE Summer Saver) for $149,240.52.

With the win, Paur continues to prove that he’s a prolific poker player in both the online and live arenas. He first hit the #1-ranking back in 2010 and then did it again in 2011 en route to a career online earnings mark of over $5M. Back in 2013, Paur picked up the first of his two bracelets by taking down a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event for over $340,000. Even though his Sunday victory was an online event, it will be added to his career WSOP scores, pushing his live career earnings up over $4.8M.

The victory marks Paur’s fifth WSOP cash of the summer, which included a 627th place finish in the Main Event for over $22,000.

The final online event of the summer proved to be popular and followed suit with the live post-lims, drawing a massive field of 1,325 players looking to wrap up their summer with a win.

Final Table Payouts

1. Taylor ‘Galactar’ Paur – $149,240
2. Francois ‘4everrekt’ Evard – $91.267
3. Satish ‘jfksbh’ Surapaneni – $65,250
4. John ’SquatCobbler’ Parker – $47,181
5. Jason ‘JadedJason’ James – $34,549
6. David ’SobBaget’ Liebman – $25,598
7. Joseph ‘Obamacare’ Harrahan – $19,240
8. Timothy ‘TruthBeTold7’ Rutherford – $14,555
9. Brian ‘Penny6’ Mancilla – $11,209

Tam Nguyen Bags Big On Day 1C of The Closer

It was the last chance for players to fire in The Closer and the third of three starting flights saw 1,613 entries attempt to join the 75 players from the first two starting flights in moving on to Day 2.

In the end, just 121 of the 1,613 bagged at the end of the night with Tam Nguyen finishing the night as the only player to top 1M in chips, good for the top stack of the flight.

Other notable names moving on to Day 2 include former #1-ranked PocketFiver Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez, Eric Cajelais, Justin Young, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Mark Radoja, Ryan Tosoc, Dylan Linde, JC Tran, and Phil Hellmuth.

Day 2 of The Closer will resume at noon local time with 196 players battling for one of the final bracelets of the summer.

Top 10 Chip Counts

1. Tam Nguyen – 1,284,000
2. Steve Yea – 924,000
3. Anton Wigg – 850,000
4. Wai Kiat Lee – 826,000
5. Kevin Killeen – 760,000
6. Fabrizio Gonzalez – 754,000
7. Lawrence Kiang – 748,000
8. Jason Reels – 740,000
9. Ian Simpson – 698,000
10. Shale Khalili – 683,000

Final Table Set For $3K Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

Millard Hale finished Day 2 of the $3K PLO 6-Handed with a healthy chip lead and his eyes on his first gold bracelet and the $448,392 first-place prize. However, John Richards, who stared Day 2 with the chip lead, has kept pace and sits right behind Hale on the leader board.

Two-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Alan Sternberg will also have a seat at the table, hoping to add a WSOP bracelet to his WPT Shooting Star trophy. Also, Joseph Cheong could become the second two-time bracelet winner of the summer should he spin up his short stack and take down the tournament.

Final Table Chip Counts

1. Millard Hale – 5,400,000
2. John Richards – 4,800,000
3. Alan Sternberg – 2,625.000
4. Evangelos Kokkalis – 2,525,000
5. Ka Kwan Lau – 695.000
6. Joseph Cheong – 650.000

16 Remain In $10,000 NLHE 6-Handed Championship

Sixteen players are headed to Day 3 of the $10K NLHE 6-Handed Championship with Anuj Agarwal holding the overnight chip lead. The tournament was packed with top-tier talent in what is undoubtedly one of the toughest fields of the entire summer.

Despite holding a sizable chip lead the road to the $630,746 first-place prize will still be a difficult one fore Agarwai with players like Markus Gonsalves, Lauren Roberts, Kahle Burns, Ben Heath, and Simon Deadman still in the field.

Plenty of big names made the money before busting including Max Silver (38th, $15,111), Yuri Dzivielevski (35th, $16,926), Paul Volpe (29th, $19,565), Jennifer Tilly (24th, $23,315), Jason Koon (23rd, $23,315) and Shaun Deeb (17th, $28,618).

Top 10 Chip Counts

1. Anuj Agarwai – 2,171,000
2. Markus Gonsalves – 1,777,000
3. Jeffrey Trudeau – 1,651,000
4. Eric Kurtzman – 1,311,000
5. Vicent Bosca Ramon – 1,125,000
6. Alan Goehring – 1,102.000
7. Lauren Roberts – 1,100,000
8. Kahle Burns – 1,056.000
9. Ben Heath – 937.000
10. James Romero – 936.000

Bracelet Winners Contents In $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Day 1 of the $3K H.O.R.S.E. saw 127 players from the original 301 entries survive to make Day 2 with Harold Klein holding the overnight chip lead.

The remaining field is absolutely packed with talent as 40 of the players headed into Day 2 are bracelet winners, including Daniel Negreanu, Brian Hastings, Chris Ferguson, Greg Mueller, Max Pescatori, Dominik Nitsche, Jeff Lisandro, Scott Clements, Mike Matusow, and Paul Volpe just to name a few.

Top 10 Chip Counts

1. Harold Klein – 123,200
2. Justin Liberto – 116,900
3. Yueqi Zhu – 115,000
4. David Lavi – 108,200
5. Christopher Wallace – 102,200
6. Nicolas Milgrom – 101,500
7. Andrey Zaichenko – 97,200
8. Brian Hastings – 95,500
9. John Monnette – 93,500
10. Denis Strebkov – 92,000