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Robert Mitchell Wins 2019 WSOP $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Event

Salt Lake City Resident Wins First Bracelet and $297,537

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Robert Mitchell is the latest champion decided at the 2019 World Series of Poker. Mitchell outlasted a field of 2,808 entries to win the $800 no-limit hold’em deepstack event, earning his first WSOP gold bracelet and the top prize of $297,537.

“Obviously, the money is surreal, but that’s what poker players play for – the bracelet. To have one now on my resumé feels good and it gives me more validation as a poker player,” said Mitchell after coming out on top.

The 41-year-old poker player based in Salt Lake City, Utah was also awarded 600 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first POY-qualified score of the year, and as a result, he still sits outside the top 500 in the 2019 POY race standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker.

Mitchell entered the final day of this event in 12th chip position with 26 players remaining. By the time the field was narrowed to eight players, he was the overall leader. He didn’t land his first elimination of the final table until there were just three players remaining. Mitchell call the three-bet shove of Axel Hallay with AClub SuitKHeart Suit and found himself in a dominant position against ASpade SuitJDiamond Suit. The board came down ADiamond Suit3Spade Suit3Heart Suit2Spade SuitQClub Suit and Mitchell’s king kicker played to earn him the massive pot. Hallay took home $134,817 as the third-place finisher.

With that Mitchell entered heads-up play holding 72,500,000 to the 39,900,000 of Marco Bognanni. The final two players battled it out for 26 hands before the final cards of the event were dealt.

With blinds of 600,000-1,200,000 and a 1,200,000 big-blind ante, Bognanni raised to 3,000,000 from the button. Mitchell re-reaised to 10,000,000. Bognanni four-bet all in for 53,000,000 and Mitchell instantly called with his ASpade SuitAHeart Suit. Bognanni had a smaller pair with 3Heart Suit3Diamond Suit. Neither player improved from there and Mitchell’s pocket aces secured the pot and the title. Bognanni was awarded $183,742 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 Robert Mitchell $297,537 600
2 Marco Bognanni $183,742 500
3 Axel Hallay $134,817 400
4 Francois Evard $99,752 300
5 Benjamin Underwood $74,435 250
6 Kamel Mokhammad $56,019 200
7 Benjamin Moon $42,524 150
8 Zachary Mullennix $32,561 100
9 Nick Jivkov $25,152 50

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.