First WSOP 2019 bracelet winner Brian Green

Brian Green is the winner of the first bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Green claimed the honour by outlasting the rest a 204-player field in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty tournament. It was Green’s 27th career WSOP cash which earned him $345,669.

It was also Green’s fourth career WSOP final table. His best finish at the WSOP before the win was finishing second in the $5,000 Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2002 WSOP.

How did WSOP Super Turbo Bounty event end? 

The final table started with Asher Conniff holding the chip lead, while Green was last in chips among the final six players. The most well-known name at the final table was also the first one eliminated.

Six-time WSOP winner Daniel Negreanu got all his chips in early, but luck wasn’t on his side. All-in with A-10 Negreanu was beat by Loren Klein’s Q-J when Klein caught another Queen on the turn. Negreanu collected $52,099 for sixth place.

The next player headed to rail was Ping Liu in fifth place with $71,614. Klein followed him in fourth place with $100,775 and Conniff’s initial chip lead didn’t amount to a win, as he was bounced in third place for $145,092.

It came down to Green and Ali Imsirovic heads-up. When heads-up play began Green had just over a 2-to-1 chip lead on his opponent. Imsirovic did make a double-up during what was a short heads-up session, but Green never surrendered the chip lead.

How did WSOP 2019 bracelet winner Brian Green do in final hand? 

On the final hand of the tournament Green moved all-in preflop with Ad-9h. Imsirovic made an easy call holding pocket Kings. The flop opened up a few outs for Green when it showed 9s-10c-7s.

The turn helped neither player with a 4h. Green had five outs with the river to come and hit one when the 9c appeared. His three-of-a-kind topped Imsirovic’s pair of Kings giving him the hand and the tournament.

Imsirovic received $213,644 for second place, his eighth career WSOP cash.

WSOP 2019 bracelet winner Brian Green