Brian Green wins first bracelet at WSOP

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The first bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker has been won by Brian Green.

The Las Vegas poker pro claimed his first-career WSOP bracelet after outlasting the rest of a 204-player field in the $10,000 Super Bounty Turbo tournament.

For the win Green also pocketed $345,669, his 27th career WSOP cash at his fourth WSOP final table. Previously his best finish at the WSOP was runner-up in the $5000 Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2002 WSOP.

When six-players remained at the final table the first one sent to the rail was poker legend Daniel Negreanu. His A-10 was bested by Loren Klein’s Q-J when another queen fell on the turn. Negreanu’s attempt to win a seventh WSOP bracelet came up short, but he did cash $52,099.

Following Negreanu to the rail in fifth place was Ping Liu. His J-10 wasn’t good enough against Klein’s A-10 after Klein made a straight on the turn. Ping netted $71,614.

Fourth place and $100,775 ended up going to Klein, while third place and $145,097 went to Asher Conniff. Conniff started the day as the chip leader but was sent packing by Green when his A-9 diamonds didn’t hold up against Green’s K-Q with a King on the flop.

It came down to Green and Ali Imsirovic heads-up for the tournament title. When heads-up play began Green had just over a 2-to-1 chip lead on Imsirovic. Imsirovic did pull off a double up with Q-9 after hitting a nine on the flop, but that’s as close as he came to unseating Green.

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On the final hand of the tournament Green moved all-in preflop and Imsirovic called. Green showed Ad-9h and needed some help against Imsirovic’s pocket Kings. He improved on the flop when it showed 9s-10c-7s. The turn was a meaningless 4h, leaving Green with five outs. The river was the dagger for Imsirovic, as the 9c fell giving Green three-of-a-kind and the hand.

For second place Imsirovic cashed $213,644.