07/11/18 09:08:09 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #148-149: Miles Takes from Dyer
Hand #148: Tony Miles opened in middle position to 1,100,000 and Michael Dyer called in the hijack as the flop landed .
Miles led out for 1,750,000, and Dyer quickly mucked.
Hand #149: The action folded to Antoine Labat in the cutoff, and he raised to 1,150,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.
|Michael Dyer||88,700,000||-1,300,000 |
|John Cynn||58,700,000||-600,000 |
|Antoine Labat||49,600,000||1,300,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||45,400,000||-100,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||44,200,000||-100,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||26,500,000||-400,000 |
|Joe Cada||24,500,000||-200,000 |
|Aram Zobian||21,300,000||-100,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||19,000,000||-900,000 |
|Tony Miles||15,900,000||2,400,000 |
07/11/18 09:04:12 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #146-147: Miles Puts His Tournament Life on the Line
Hand #146: The action folded around to Joe Cada who limped in from the small blind and Antoine Labat raised to 2,600,000 in the big blind. Cada mucked his hand and Labat dragged in the pot.
Hand #147: Alex Lynskey opened to 1,050,000 from early position and Tony Miles three-bet jammed all in for 10,900,000 directly to his left. Yueqi Zhu asked for a count in the big blind but elected to lay his hand down and Lynskey's cards hit the muck as well.
|Michael Dyer||90,000,000||-100,000 |
|John Cynn||59,300,000||-200,000 |
|Antoine Labat||48,300,000||1,900,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||45,500,000||-2,200,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||44,300,000||-200,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||26,900,000||-700,000 |
|Joe Cada||24,700,000||-600,000 |
|Aram Zobian||21,400,000||-200,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||19,900,000||-200,000 |
|Tony Miles||13,500,000||2,400,000 |
07/11/18 08:57:59 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #144-145: One for Cada, One for Lynskey
Hand #144: Joe Cada opened to 1,150,000 from under the gun and Alex Lynskey called from the hijack as the flop landed .
Both players checked as the turn landed the . Cada led out for 1,500,000, and Lynskey folded.
Hand #145: Alex Lynskey raised to 1,050,000 from middle position and collected the blinds and antes.
|Michael Dyer||90,100,000||-900,000 |
|John Cynn||59,500,000||-100,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||47,700,000||1,200,000 |
|Antoine Labat||46,400,000||-1,200,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||44,500,000||-100,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||27,600,000||-100,000 |
|Joe Cada||25,300,000||2,000,000 |
|Aram Zobian||21,600,000||-400,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||20,100,000||-100,000 |
|Tony Miles||11,100,000||-100,000 |
07/11/18 08:53:53 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #142-143: Two for Dyer
Hand #142: Michael Dyer opened to 1,000,000 from early position but could not find any action.
Hand #143: Dyer raised to 1,000,000 from under the gun and Tony Miles called from the button. The flop came and Dyer led out for 925,000. Miles quickly folded and Dyer raked in another pot.
|Michael Dyer||91,000,000||3,850,000 |
|John Cynn||59,600,000||-200,000 |
|Antoine Labat||47,600,000||-200,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||46,500,000||-500,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||44,600,000||-1,000,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||27,700,000||-200,000 |
|Joe Cada||23,300,000||-200,000 |
|Aram Zobian||22,000,000||-700,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||20,200,000||-200,000 |
|Tony Miles||11,200,000||-1,400,000 |
07/11/18 08:48:32 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #140-141: Lynskey Wins Battle of the Blinds, Miles Shoves on Cada
Hand #140: The action folded to John Cynn in the small blind, and he limped in as Alex Lynskey checked his option.
The flop landed and Cynn checked to Lynskey who bet 500,000. Cynn folded, and Lynskey collected the pot.
Hand #141: Joe Cada opened to 1,150,000 in middle position and Tony Miles moved all in for 10,500,000 from the big blind.
After the count was confirmed by the dealer, Cada deliberated for close to two minutes before folding.
|Michael Dyer||87,150,000||-150,000 |
|John Cynn||59,800,000||-600,000 |
|Antoine Labat||47,800,000||-100,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||47,000,000||1,200,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||45,600,000||-100,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||27,900,000||-100,000 |
|Joe Cada||23,500,000||-1,300,000 |
|Aram Zobian||22,700,000||-100,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||20,400,000||-100,000 |
|Tony Miles||12,600,000||2,000,000 |
07/11/18 08:42:11 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #138-139: Two Hands, Two All-Ins
There is 1 hour and 14 minutes remaining in Level 32.
Hand #138: With the button starting in seat 10, Alex Lynskey raised to 1,050,000 from early position and Michael Dyer called from the hijack. Yueqi Zhu shipped all in for 24,800,000 in the small blind and both Lynskey and Dyer laid their hands down.
Hand #139: Aram Zobian opened to 1,200,000 in middle position and Dyer three-bet to 3,425,000 directly to his left. The action folded back to Zobian who called to see a flop of . Zobian checked to Dyer who bet 2,225,000 and Zobian check-raised all in for 12,200,000. Dyer let his hand go and Zobian raked in the pot.
|Michael Dyer||87,300,000||-6,875,000 |
|John Cynn||60,400,000||-450,000 |
|Antoine Labat||47,900,000||-100,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||45,800,000||-1,225,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||45,700,000||-125,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||28,000,000||3,175,000 |
|Joe Cada||24,800,000||-125,000 |
|Aram Zobian||22,800,000||7,050,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||20,500,000||-925,000 |
|Tony Miles||10,600,000||-175,000 |
07/11/18 08:38:21 PM PDT
What Were You Thinking?
07/11/18 08:29:08 PM PDT
WSOP Main Event Unofficial Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||John Cynn||United States||60,850,000||122|
|5||Tony Miles||United States||10,775,000||22|
|6||Nicolas Manion||United States||45,825,000||92|
|7||Aram Zobian||United States||15,750,000||32|
|8||Michael Dyer||United States||94,175,000||188|
|9||Joe Cada||United States||24,925,000||50|
|Michael Dyer||94,175,000||-925,000 |
|John Cynn||60,850,000||-250,000 |
|Antoine Labat||48,000,000||0 |
|Alex Lynskey||47,025,000||3,825,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||45,825,000||25,000 |
|Joe Cada||24,925,000||3,525,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||24,825,000||-4,875,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||21,425,000||25,000 |
|Aram Zobian||15,750,000||-50,000 |
|Tony Miles||10,775,000||-1,625,000 |
07/11/18 08:16:16 PM PDT
Ryan Phan Eliminated in 11th Place ($725,000)
Secondary Table Hand #123: Artem Metalidi limped in from the hijack and Ryan Phan moved all in for 5,975,000 on the button. The blinds got out of the way and Metalidi snap-called.
Phan's rail asked for a five ball, but the flop changed nothing whatsoever. The turn was a blank, too, and Phan's run in the Main Event came to an end with the on the river. Phan collected $725,000 for his efforts and the remaining 10 players will now combine for the unofficial final table before bagging up their chips once the field has been whittled down to the last nine.
|Artem Metalidi||21,400,000||6,400,000 |
|Ryan Phan||0||-6,000,000 |
07/11/18 08:13:17 PM PDT
Secondary Table Hands #120-122: Labat Takes From Metalidi
Hand #120: A walk for Aram Zobian.
Hand #121: Antoine Labat raised to 1,100,000 first to act and Artem Metalidi called on the button, the duo headed to the flop. Labat made it 900,000 to go and Metalidi called. The followed on the turn and both players checked. On the river, Labat bet once more, making it 2,600,000 to go, and Metalidi folded.
Hand #122: Nicolas Manion raised it up to 1,300,000 in the hijack and that won the blinds and antes.
|John Cynn||61,100,000||-800,000 |
|Antoine Labat||48,000,000||2,000,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||45,800,000||900,000 |
|Aram Zobian||15,800,000||200,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||15,000,000||-1,800,000 |
|Ryan Phan||6,000,000||-1,000,000 |
07/11/18 08:12:54 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #134-137: Cada Takes Three-Bet Pot
Hand #134: From the button, Alex Lynskey raised to 1,050,000 and Yueqi Zhu called in the small blind. Tony Miles came along in the big for the flop. Action checked to Lynskey and he bet 1,750,000. He won the pot.
Hand #135: Michael Dyer raised to 1 million under the gun. Lynskey made it 3,050,000 in the next seat. He won the pot.
Hand #136: Dyer got a walk.
Hand #137: Zhu opened for 1.1 million under the gun. Joe Cada made it 3.5 million on the button. Zhu peeled and they saw a flop. Cada bet 4 million and won the pot.
07/11/18 08:08:08 PM PDT
Bobby's Room and Brian Rast's Legacy
Brian Rast is a legend in the poker world, but what's next for the pro? David Tuchman talks legacy, wild games at Bobby's Room, and Rast's love to solve the unsolvable on their way to Naked Fish.
07/11/18 08:03:37 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #132-133: Miles Doubles Through Zhu
Hand #132: Joe Cada limped the button, and Michael Dyer completed from the small blind as Alex Lynskey checked.
The flop landed and action checked round to see the fall on the turn. Action checked through, and the completed the board on the river.
Dyer bet out 850,000, Lynskey called, and Cada called. Dyer tabled his to win the pot.
Hand #133: Tony Miles moved all in for 5,875,000 from under the gun and Yueqi Zhu called in the big blind.
Miles was at risk, but in the lead as the dealer spread a flop to keep Miles in the lead, but give backdoor straight outs to Zhu.
The turn of the was one of those backdoor outs, and now Miles would need to fade a six or five to stay alive.
The dealer burned and turned the on the river, and Miles doubled to over 12 million in chips.
|Michael Dyer||95,100,000||-1,500,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||43,200,000||-3,500,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||29,700,000||-6,000,000 |
|Joe Cada||21,400,000||4,100,000 |
|Tony Miles||12,400,000||4,700,000 |
07/11/18 08:01:27 PM PDT
Tony Miles Relying on Optimism and Aggression as the Final Table Approaches
An avid dancer and Seattle Seahawks fan, Tony Miles brought his infectious enthusiasm all the way from Jacksonville, Florida. He's been playing tournaments since August 2011 and had two modest scores this summer in The Colossus (for $2,358) and the Millionaire Maker (for $4,038). But his summer really caught fire when he entered the Main Event.
"I got off to a pretty slow start," Miles said on Day 1. "But, as players know, this tournament is a marathon, not a sprint, and I'm not worried at all."
Indeed, Miles had little reason to be worried.
By dinner break on Day 3, Miles had amassed 790,000 chips, well above chip average. He was fortunate enough to run his aces into an opponent's kings, opening the door for an aggressive gameplan. "I'm going to try to apply some pressure to people, using my stack and the money bubble to my advantage," he said. Miles would do just that, bagging 996,000 chips and paving the path for a deep run.
On Day 4, Miles competed on the ESPN Feature Table alongside 2012 Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari. In one notable hand, he raised to 23,000 from middle position and Esfandiari called from the big blind. Both players checked the flop. On the turn, Esfandiari check-called Miles's 19,000 bet, and checked again on the river. When Miles bet 32,000, Esfandiari check-raised to 79,000 and Miles paid him off. Esfandiari held a king for a full house and collected the pot.
Miles, however, was unfazed. Soon he faced another tough pro, David Kitai, who raised 35,000 under the gun. Miles three-bet to 115,000, Kitai shoved all-in for about 350,000, and Miles snap-called with two aces. Kitai's two queens couldn't catch up, and the Frenchman was eliminated. In the meantime, Miles bagged Day 4 with 2.358,000 in chips and kept up the pace, day after day, as the field dwindled.
Coming into today, Miles planned to stay aggressive. "People are going to be folding a lot more than they normally would," he said. "The pay jumps are significant. I don't blame them for playing that way, but I'm looking to exploit that."
It's a strategy that, so far, is working. A few hours ago, as his family clustered around him on dinner break, laughing and posing for pictures, Miles expressed gratitude and excitement.
"It's a dream come true, man," he said. "This is what we play for."
07/11/18 07:57:31 PM PDT
Secondary Table Hands #115-119: Zobian Shoves Over Labat; Cynn Continues Growing
Hand #115: Artem Metalidi limped in for 500,000 from the button. In the big blind, Ryan Phan checked.
The flop was and Phan checked. Metalidi put out a bet of 500,000 and Phan called.
On the turn, Phan checked again. Metalidi put out a bet of 1,200,000. Phan folded and Metalidi took down the pot.
Hand #116: Ryan Phan limped in the small blind and Antoine Labat checked in the big blind.
The flop was and Phan checked to Labat who bet 500,000. Phan called to see the on the turn.
On the turn, Phan checked again. Labat checked back and the came on the river. Phan decided to check. Labat checked behind. Phan showed for a pair of tens but it was no good against Labat's for a pair of jacks.
Hand #117: Action folded to the small blind where Antoine Labat folded and John Cynn received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #118: Aram Zobian opened from early position to 1,150,000. On the button, Antoine Labat made it 2,780,000. Zobian moved all in over the top for 11,700,000 and Labat quickly folded.
Hand #119: John Cynn opened to 1,100,000 on the button. In the big blind Artem Metalidi called.
The flop was and Metalidi checked. Cynn bet 1,000,000 and Metalidi called.
The turn was the and both players checked to the on the turn. There, Metalidi led out with a bet of 3,200,000. Cynn called after some thought. Metalidi showed down his but it was not good against Cynn's , so Cynn scooped the pot.
|John Cynn||61,900,000||6,125,000 |
|Antoine Labat||46,000,000||-1,900,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||44,900,000||-1,150,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||16,800,000||-3,975,000 |
|Aram Zobian||15,600,000||3,350,000 |
|Ryan Phan||7,000,000||-2,400,000 |
07/11/18 07:56:44 PM PDT
Frederik Brink Eliminated in 12th Place ($575,000)
Feature Table Hand #131: Yueqi Zhu raised to 1 million and Frederik Brink jammed for 4.1 million in the cutoff. Zhu called with and had a slight lead against . The missed both players. The turn likewise. The board harmlessly paired with a river and that ended Brink's run.
|Yueqi Zhu||35,700,000||3,100,000 |
|Frederik Brink||0||-5,300,000 |
07/11/18 07:55:15 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #127-130: Dyer Active
Hand #127: Michael Dyer raised to 1 million on the button and won the pot.
Hand #128: Joe Cada raised to 1.1 million second to act. Alex Lynskey gave him action in the cutoff and they checked to a board of . Cada bet 1.7 million and took it down.
Hand #129: Dyer opened for 1 million second to act. Yueqi Zhu called on the button and Tony Miles came along from the big blind. The flop came monotone: . Dyer won with a bet of 1,175,000.
Hand #130: Dyer opened again to 1 million and took it down without a fight this time.
|Michael Dyer||96,600,000||3,900,000 |
07/11/18 07:43:23 PM PDT
Feature Table Hands #125-126: Cada Shoves the River on Lynskey
Hand #125: Alex Lynskey opened to 1,050,000 from under the gun and Michael Dyer called in the big blind to see a flop.
Both players checked as the landed on the turn. Dyer checked, Lynskey checked, and the river landed the .
Dyer tabled his , but it would be Lynskey's that would earn him the pot.
Hand #126: Joe Cada opened to 1,100,000 on the button and Alex Lynskey called in the big blind.
The flop fell and Lynskey checked to Cada who bet 1,000,000. Lynskey called as the rolled off on the turn and he checked again.
Cada bet out 2,600,000 and Lynskey called as the completed the board on the river.
Lynskey checked for a third time, and Cada announced he was all in for 7,150,000. Lynskey went deep into the tank for several minutes before eventually deciding upon a fold.
|Michael Dyer||92,700,000||-1,125,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||46,700,000||-3,100,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||32,600,000||-75,000 |
|Joe Cada||17,300,000||5,050,000 |
|Tony Miles||7,700,000||-100,000 |
|Frederik Brink||5,300,000||-75,000 |
07/11/18 07:32:41 PM PDT
The cards are back in the air for Level 35, and there is 1 hour and 52 minutes remaining in the level.
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Feature||1||Tony Miles||United States||7,800,000||--|
|Feature||2||Joe Cada||United States||12,250,000||25|
|Feature||3||Michael Dyer||United States||93,825,000||188|
|Feature||4||-- empty — ||--||--||--|
|Feature||6||-- empty — ||--||--||--|
|Feature||7||-- empty — ||--||--||--|
| || || || || || |
|Secondary||1||Ryan Phan||United States||9,400,000||19|
|Secondary||3||John Cynn||United States||55,775,000||112|
|Secondary||4||-- empty — ||--||--||--|
|Secondary||5||-- empty — ||--||--||--|
|Secondary||6||Nicolas Manion||United States||46,050,000||92|
|Secondary||8||Aram Zobian||United States||12,250,000||25|
|Secondary||9||-- empty — ||--||--||--|
|Michael Dyer||93,825,000||4,125,000 |
|John Cynn||55,775,000||-125,000 |
|Alex Lynskey||49,800,000||-2,100,000 |
|Antoine Labat||47,900,000||2,400,000 |
|Nicolas Manion||46,050,000||-50,000 |
|Yueqi Zhu||32,675,000||-125,000 |
|Artem Metalidi||20,775,000||-325,000 |
|Joe Cada||12,250,000||-750,000 |
|Aram Zobian||12,250,000||-550,000 |
|Ryan Phan||9,400,000||-1,200,000 |
|Tony Miles||7,800,000||-900,000 |
|Frederik Brink||5,375,000||-425,000 |
07/11/18 07:13:41 PM PDT
The remaining players are heading on an impromptu break until 8:25 p.m. (PDT) due to a switch between PokerGO and the ESPN crew.