Two More Millionaires Made at 2019 WSOPJuly 2, 2019 6:10 pm
Two more new millionaires were crowned this week at the World Series of Poker.
The first to post a seven-figure cash, and claim his first WSOP bracelet, was Kainalu McCue-Unciano in the Monster Stack $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. McCue-Unciano outlasted a large 6,035-player field to cash $1,008,850.
It was by-far the biggest cash of his career, as he began the tournament with just under $500,000 in career earnings.
It came down to McCue-Unciano and Vincent Chauve heads-up for the tournament title. McCue-Unciano started heads-up with a massive chip lead, with 267.2 million chips to Chauve’s 34.8 million. Despite the big advantage it took McCue-Unciano three hours to dispatch Chauve and the chip lead traded hands several times.
On the final hand of the tournament both players were all-in preflop. Chauve was in the lead with pocket tens, while McCue-Unciano needed some help with Kc-6c. He got that help right away when a King hit on the flop.
Another King landed on the turn and Chauve was drawing dead. For second place Chauve received $623,211.
The other new millionaire is Dash Dudley. He took down the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-handed tournament, besting a 518-player field to earn $1,086,967. It was Dudley’ first WSOP win and largest career cash, which bumped his career-earnings to just over $1.7 million.
Dudley matched wits with James Park heads-up to decide the tournament. When heads-up began the two players were nearly even in chips with Park holding 15.6 million and Dudley 15.5 million.
Once Dudley took over the chip lead the tournament was over pretty quickly with the entirety of heads-up play taking only six hands.
On the final hand, with the flop showing Jc-6d-2c Dudley bet the pot which would put Park all-in if he called. Park did call and showed Qd-Jd-9s-5s giving him a pair of Jacks.
Dudley showed Kh-Qh-Qc-10s, giving him a pair of Queens. After the Ah fell on the turn and the 10d on the river Dudley’s Queens held up, giving him the hand and the tournament win.
For second place Park cashed $671,802.