Brian Green is the first WSOP champion this year

Both Negreanu and Imsirovic fell short on their way to the gold bracelet.

The first champion of this year's WSOP has been crowned after Brian Green outlasted a 203-entry-strong field in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty (Event #2) . Green beat Ali Imsirovic heads-up to claim the bracelet and the $345,669 coming with it.

Even though Green was not the most accomplished player in the final six, Daniel Negreanu (6th; $52,099), three-time bracelet winner Loren Klein (4th; $100,775) and young high-roller Imsirovic (2nd; $213,644) all had to settle as he was unstoppable this time. 

Final Table Results

Player Country Prize (USD)
1 Brian Green United States $345,669
2 Ali Imsirovic United States $213,644
3 Asher Conniff United States $145,097
4 Loren Klein United States $100,775
5 Ping Liu United States $71,614
6 Daniel Negreanu Canada $52,099
7 Martijn Gerrits The Netherlands $38,823
8 Zachary Clark United States $29,650
9 Cary Katz United States $23,224

Final day recap

Green was able to double up early on, after calling Klein's all-in with king-jack in a blind-on-blind situation. On the 29th blind-level (60K-120K/120K), Negreanu shoved all-in from the button, with ace-jack and was in a good shape against Klein's queen-jack. However, the latter was lucky enough to hit a queen on the turn to bust Daniel. The long-time pro busted in 6th place for $52K. He was followed by Ping Liu (5th; $71,614), Klein and Asher Conniff (3rd; $145,097).

Imsirovic started the heads-up from behind but was able to even the stacks. He was in great shape when going all-in in the final hand, holding kings against the ace-nine of Green's but the latter managed to river trip nines and close out the tournament.

The $500 Casino Employees Event reached its final six, with Isaac Hanson as the chip leader. Isaac will return to the table with a 5,550,000 stack, which equals to 45 big blinds. The winner in this event will take home $62,345, while $9,776 is already guaranteed for all of the remaining six.

Final table chip counts

Final Table
Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Jeffrey Fast Canada 1,190,000 10
2 Isaac Hanson United States 5,550,000 46
3 Jorge Ruiz United States 4,820,000 40
4 Jesse Kertland United States 1,620,000 14
5 Nicholas Haynes United States 2,725,000 23
6 Adam Lamers Canada 1,490,000 12

The first flight in the BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #3) generated a massive field of 6,148 entries. The field has already got down to 1,620 entries. The current chip leader is Cosimo Bisogno, with 932,000. There are several well-known faces, who advanced to Day2, meaning they have a great shot at the $1 million+ top prize.

Household names with the likes of Shaun Deeb, Mike Del Vecchio, Greg Raymer, Muskan Sethi, and Andrea Buonocore are still in. The play continues later today.