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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 07, 2014 to Monday, June 09, 2014

Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,816,100
  • Entries: 2,086
  • Remaining: 0
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Monday, June 9, 2014 2:33 PM Local Time
Play Tight With 10 Remaining

Play has started out fairly tight in the first two levels today. Even with the double bustout early in the second level, players seem to be playing cautiously.

Perhaps the huge pay jump between busting early and a deep final table run is engrained in the minds of the players.

Monday, June 9, 2014 2:16 PM Local Time
Chip Counts for Our Final 10
Mustapha Kanit2,200,000900,000
Hiren Patel1,500,000-212,000
John Hennigan1,100,00020,000
Dejan Divkovic1,021,000661,000
Dylan Thomassie903,000-97,000
Jaime Kaplan846,00066,000
Jacobo Fernandez780,000-47,000
Ted Gillis515,000-485,000
Edison Shields254,000-36,000
Darin Stout176,000-96,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 2:13 PM Local Time
Ron Mcmillen Eliminated in 12th Place ($29,709); Gregg Merkow Eliminated in 11th Place ($29,709)

Gregg Merkow - 11th place

Johnny "World" Hennigan has just scored a double knockout. He had raised to 32,000 from middle position and Gregg Merkow pushed all in from the cutoff. Ron Mcmillen got involved when he pushed his shorter stack all in to call, and things got scary for them when Hennigan called with the largest stack, covering them both.



The cowboys held and Hennigan scored the double-knockout, sending Merkow and Mcmillen to the cashier and we have our unofficial final table of ten players.

John Hennigan1,080,000580,000
Gregg Merkow0-406,000
Ron Mcmillen0-490,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 2:01 PM Local Time
Kanit Continues to Chip Up

We caught the action with the board reading     and a bet of 66,000 being made by Mustapha Kanit. His heads-up opponent John Hennigan made the call. The turn was the   and Kanit checked. Hennigan bet 114,000 and Kanit called.

The river   brought checks from both players. Hennigan tabled    for two pair, but Kanit had    for a higher two pair.

Mustapha Kanit1,300,000-25,000
John Hennigan500,000-246,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 1:59 PM Local Time
Shields Doubles Again

Edison Shields

Edison Shields found another double-up, but he had fallen short again previously, so he's back up to where he was after his last double. This time Shields got it all in preflop against Gregg Merkow.


"I'm in better shape than I thought!" Shields said excitedly.

"Look out. I'm running good," replied Merkow.

The flop was dangerous for Shields, coming     to give Merkow a flush draw. The turn and river did not complete the flush though — coming  , then   — and Shields was safe.

Shields commented on the unfortunate flop. "What are you complaining about? You faded it," said Merkow.

Gregg Merkow406,000-111,000
Edison Shields290,000-22,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 1:48 PM Local Time
Thomassie Takes a Big One

Jaime Kaplan opened to 32,000 from early position and Dylan Thomassie called, as did Jacobo Fernandez from the big blind. The flop was     and Fernandez checked. Kaplan continued for 62,000, Thomassie made the call, and Fernandez folded.

The turn was the   and Kaplan checked. Thomassie bet 130,000 and Kaplan called. The river was the   and Kaplan checked. Thomassie slid out 250,000 and Kaplan folded, giving the pot to Thomassie.

Dylan Thomassie1,000,000180,000
Jaime Kaplan780,000-204,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 1:33 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Thomassie

Dylan Thomassie opened to 32,000 from late position and Ted Gillis made the call from the small blind. The flop was     and Gillis checked. Thomassie bet 38,000 and Gillis raised to 76,000. Thomassie made the call and the turn was the  . Both players checked to see the river  .

Again both players checked and Gillis rolled over   . Thomassie tabled    for two pair and won the pot.

Ted Gillis1,000,000-118,000
Dylan Thomassie820,000128,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 1:14 PM Local Time
Patel Doubles Shields

Edison Shields has made an early double-up after pushing all in from the big blind following Hiren Patel's opening raise from the cutoff. Patel made the call and the race was on.



Shields was in need of some chips, and Patel will hardly miss them with the massive stack he still has remaining.

Hiren Patel1,712,000-161,000
Edison Shields312,000157,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 1:08 PM Local Time
Kanit Off to Good Start

On the first hand of Day 3, Mustapha Kanit opened to 32,000 from early position and Ron Mcmillen called from late position.

The flop was    . Mustapha continued for 32,000 and Mcmillen called. The turn was the   and Mustapha bet 81,000 and Mcmillen again called.

The river was the  . This time Mustapha led for 110,000, and Mcmillen folded. Mustapha showed    for the flopped set.

Mustapha Kanit1,325,000142,000
Ron Mcmillen490,000-113,000
Monday, June 9, 2014 11:52 AM Local Time
Twelve Return With Their Eyes on a Big Payday in Event #19

Hiren Patel

Welcome to Day 3 of the latest $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. They started Day 2 with 233 players, quickly reaching the money and then whittling down to just 12 remaining after 10 levels of play. Hiren Patel comes in as the chip leader with an impressive stack of 1,873,000.

A few of the notables that made the money but failed to advance to Day 3 included Jason Somerville, Matt Affleck, and Loni Harwood. Phil Collins was also making a quest for his second final table of the summer, but fell short as he was eliminated early in two-table play for a 16th-place finish.

Johnny "World" Hennigan, Jacobo Fernandez, and Mustapha Kanit also remain, but all will start at quite a chip disadvantage to Patel. Kanit (1,183,000) and Ted Gillis (1,118,000) are the two other players who are over the million-chip mark and Jaime Kaplan (984,000) is close behind.

We are only three eliminations from the final table and 11 eliminations from finding the next WSOP champion. A huge payout of $514,027 awaits today's winner.

Play is set to begin at 1 p.m. local time today. Be sure to follow PokerNews as we bring you the action, including hand-for-hand action of the final table.