WSOP 2019 - Las Vegas is buzzing

The World Series is well underway at the Rio Casino with 16 events 6 events running at the moment, while 9 champions were already crowned.

The 2019 World Series of Poker attracted gamblers from all around the world, who are all battling in the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. As we reported earlier, Nicholas Haynes got the best of it in the $500 Casino Employees Event (EV#1), taking home $62,248 and the bracelet. The second event saw Brian Green beating Ali Imsirovic in the heads-up, which earned him $345,669.

The BIG 50 - $500 NL Hold'em (EV#3) is still running, with only 127 players remaining from the incredible field of 28,371. The current chip leader is Amer Torbey, who accumulated a stack of 32.5 million. Some of the notables who are still in for the first-place prize of $1,147,449 include Jason Wheeler (20,750,000), former WSOPE final tablist Andrei Konopelko (30,200,000) and Daniel Gamer (17,500,000).

The $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better (EV#4) event also concluded with Derek McMaster as the last man standing. McMaster added $228,228 to his winnings and his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet.

Ben Heath took down the biggest prize so far, in form of a $1.48 million payday, after outlasting a star-studded field of 110 in the High Roller - $50,000 NL Hold'em (EV#5). The event got the poker community talking but Heath wasn't the center of the attention despite his outstanding performance.

296 players entered the $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw (EV#6) event, creating a prize pool of $666,000, with $160,447 for the winner. After plenty of WSOP final tables, US pro, Daniel Zack finally closed out an event and captured a prestigious bracelet. Indeed, as the champion later explained this was a much-needed win for him: "This is a relief. I was starting to question if I was doing something terrible at every final table that I made"

Alex Foxen grinding

There are several online events included in this year's schedule and the $400 ONLINE NL Hold'em (EV#7) is already in the books, with USA's Yong Keun Kwon as the winner. Kwon received a $165,263 prize after beating Hungary's Gabor Szabo in the heads-up battle. 15-time bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth got 4th $39,460.

The inaugural $10,000 Short Deck NL Hold'em (EV#8) attracted many high-stakes professionals and some of them even made it to the final table, with the likes of Andrew Robl (7th; $35,907) or Chance Kornuth (4th; $98,593). The winner became a fellow pro, Alexander Epstein, who took home $296,227 for his performance.

After almost six hours of play on the final day, Jeremy Pekarek triumphed the $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack (Event #9) for $398,281. Pekarek went through an enormous field of 6,150 during his march.

Long-time pro, Scott Clements beat Tim McDermott in the duel, to win the $1,500 Dealers Choice (Event #10) for $144,957. He now stands with $7,964,079 in total live earnings.

This guy has already busted

The $5,000 NL Hold'em (EV#11) event got down to the final six, with Shannon Shorr as the chip leader. Young star Ali Imsirovic made yet another final table at this year's WSOP and will return with the third biggest stack, while Maria Ho is in the fourth place. The winner will walk away with a prize of $442,385.

The $1,000 NL Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty (EV#12) has ended with the victory of Daniel Park. Park won $226,243 after outlasting a field of 2,452.

The $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em (Event #15) started with 112 runners and the field has already got down to the final 16. Many of the top dogs have already busted like Doug Polk, Phill Hellmuth or Keith Lehr.

There are several household names still in contention with the likes of Brian Rast, Ben Yu, Jake Schindler or partypoker's Kristen Bicknell.