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Daniel Park Wins 2019 World Series of Poker $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty Event

38-Year-Old Tops Field of 2,452 Entries To Win His First Bracelet


The 2019 World Series of Poker $1,000 super turbo bounty no-limit hold’em event drew a sizable field of 2,452 players, creating a main prize pool of $1,471,200 to go along with the $300 bounties paid out for each knockout a player notched along the way. The event was scheduled to run over the course of a single day. It began at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4. The final bounty was collected by Daniel Park at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The 38-year-old resident of Bayside, New York earned $226,243 and his first WSOP gold bracelet as the champion of this fast-paced event.

“I can’t believe it right now. It’s so unreal,” said Park after coming out on top. “I don’t know what to say to tell you the truth, I was just happy to be at the final table. I didn’t expect to be in first place but I’m so glad. It worked out in my favor.”

In addition to the money and the title, Park also took home 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was Park’s second final-table finish of the year. He now sits in 124th place on the 2019 POY race leaderboard, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

As you might expect with a super turbo structure and bounties, the final table action was fast and furious. It took only 65 hands to narrow the field from nine players down to one.

Park had fought his way into the chip lead with four players remaining before he got involved in a preflop all-in against bracelet winner Erik Cajelais. The two got all of the chips in preflop, with Park’s AHeart Suit10Spade Suit dominated by Cajelais’ ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit.

The board came down AClub SuitKDiamond Suit10Club Suit 4Heart SuitQClub Suit to give both players two pair. Cajelais’ aces and kings earned him the massive double, leaving Park on crumbs.

Park was all-in on the next hand for his last chip, and he found a double up. He then tripled up and doubled again during the next orbit, rebuilding his stack to 10,500,000. Park continued his resurgence by eliminating Emil Tiller in fourth place ($75,149). With that, Park had fought his way back into the chip lead just eight hands.

Jennifer Dennis got her last chips in with KClub SuitQClub Suit. Park called with AHeart SuitJSpade Suit and made jacks and tens by the river to send Dennis home in third place ($102,010).

Heads-up play between Park and Cajelais lasted just two hands. After the final deal, Park limped in from the small blind with 8Club Suit5Club Suit. Cajelais checked his KSpade Suit2Spade Suit and the flop came down 6Spade Suit5Heart Suit3Spade Suit. Cajelais bet 1,500,000. Park moved all-in and Cajelais called. The turn was the 7Diamond Suit and the river the JDiamond Suit. Park’s pair of fives was enough to secure the pot and the title. Cajelais earned $139,731 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Winnings (USD) POY Points
1 Daniel Park $226,243 1,080
2 Erik Cajelais $139,731 900
3 Jennifer Dennis $102,010 720
4 Emil Tiller $75,149 540
5 Marcelo Giordano $55,869 450
6 John Yelaney $41,920 360
7 Travis Sargent $31,748 270
8 Lian Liu $24,271 180
9 Ferit Bulutoglu $18,731 90

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.