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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, July 02, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $74,015,600
  • Entries: 7,874
  • Remaining: 0
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07/11/18 04:01:57 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Final Two Tables
 

ESPN TV Table Set

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Feature1Sylvain LoosliFrance3,675,00012
Feature2Joe CadaUnited States10,275,00034
Feature3Michael DyerUnited States51,725,000172
Feature4Kao SaechaoUnited States6,775,00023
Feature5Alex LynskeyAustralia37,325,000124
Feature6Martijn GerritsNetherlands27,475,00092
Feature7Ming XiChina7,500,00025
Feature8Yueqi ZhuChina27,950,00093
Feature9Frederik BrinkDenmark7,975,00027
      
Secondary1Ryan PhanUnited States21,550,00072
Secondary2Antoine LabatFrance34,925,000116
Secondary3John CynnUnited States32,200,000107
Secondary4Konstantin BeylinUnited States7,375,00025
Secondary5Tony MilesUnited States14,925,00050
Secondary6Nicolas ManionUnited States35,275,000118
Secondary7Artem MetalidiUkraine28,650,00096
Secondary8Aram ZobianUnited States27,800,00093
Secondary9Hari BercoviciIsrael10,600,00035
Michael Dyer51,725,00025,000
Alex Lynskey37,325,0002,125,000
Nicolas Manion35,275,000675,000
Antoine Labat34,925,000-75,000
John Cynn32,200,0000
Artem Metalidi28,650,0003,550,000
Yueqi Zhu27,950,0001,450,000
Aram Zobian27,800,000-4,300,000
Martijn Gerrits27,475,000-1,325,000
Ryan Phan21,550,000-50,000
Tony Miles14,925,00025,000
Hari Bercovici10,600,0000
Joe Cada10,275,000-125,000
Frederik Brink7,975,000-325,000
Ming Xi7,500,000-1,100,000
Konstantin Beylin7,375,000-25,000
Kao Saechao6,775,000-25,000
Sylvain Loosli3,675,000-125,000
07/11/18 03:46:51 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Break Time
 

With just 18 players remaining in the WSOP Main Event, the players are heading on a 15-minute break.

Play will resume at 4:00 p.m. (PDT). Stay tuned for a complete seating draw, and then the resumption of play.

07/11/18 03:45:08 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Alexander Haro Eliminated in 19th Place ($282,630)
 

Alexander Haro

Outer Table Hand #69: Antoine Labat opened for 675,000 in middle position and Alexander Haro instantly tossed in his 2,325,000. Labat called with    and dominated Haro's   .

"All right, guys, congratulations on top 18," Haro said, trying a bit of reverse jinx magic.

The       board brought him nothing and he did indeed take his leave in 19th, shaking hands with his tablemates on his way out.

Antoine Labat35,000,000500,000
Alexander Haro0-2,900,000
07/11/18 03:44:29 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Feature Table Hand #63: Phan Calls Down Metalidi
 

Ryan Phan

Hand #63: Action folded to Ryan Phan who opened to 700,000 in the cutoff. Artem Metalidi called in the small blind and Aram Zobian called in the big blind.

The flop was     and both blinds checked to Phan who checked as well. On the   turn, Metalidi led with a bet of 1,400,000. Zobian let go of his hand and Phan called.

The river was the   and Metalidi led out with a bet of 2,800,000. Phan called after some time and Metalidi showed down    but Phan had him beat and showed down his    to scoop the pot.

Artem Metalidi25,100,000-5,300,000
Ryan Phan21,600,0005,900,000
07/11/18 03:41:35 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Outer Table Hands #64-68: Labat Drops a Couple
 

Hand #64: Tony Miles raised to 625,000 under the gun and found no takers.

Hand #65: Alex Lynskey raised to 650,000 in the cutoff and big blind Antoine Labat defended. They checked to the turn on      and Labat check-folded to 1.2 million.

Hand #66: Lynskey opened again for 650,000 and took it down.

Hand #67: Yueqi Zhu raised to 650,000 in middle position and Labat called on the button. The blinds came along and it was     hitting the felt. Zhu bet 1.1 million after the blinds checked and only Labat continued. On the   turn, Labat folded to 2.3 million.

Hand #68: Labat opened for 750,000 in the cutoff and Lynskey defended big blind. They checked down       and Lynskey showed   . Labat had    so they chopped it up.

07/11/18 03:40:07 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Secondary Table Hands #55-61: A Few Shoves and No Calls
 

Hand #55: John Cynn raised to 650,000 from the hijack and Tony Miles (who was just moved from the outer table) called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and MIles check-folded to Cynn's bet of 500,000.

Hand #56: Tony Miles raised to 1,125,000 from the small blind and Hari Bercovici folded his big blind.

Hand #57: Michael Dyer raised to 600,000 from the hijack, Konstantin Beylin reraised all in for 4,525,000 from the cutoff and Dyer folded after some thought.

Hand #58: Konstantin Beylin raised all in for 5,825,000 from the hijack and received no action.

Hand #59: Michael Dyer received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #60: John Cynn raised to 650,000 from the cutoff, Konstantin Beylin three-bet shoved for 6,475,000 from the big blind and Cynn folded.

Hand #61: Kao Saechao raised al in for 6,025,000 from the cutoff and won the blinds and antes.

Michael Dyer51,700,000-700,000
John Cynn32,200,000-400,000
Tony Miles14,900,0002,675,000
Hari Bercovici10,600,000-900,000
Konstantin Beylin7,400,0002,600,000
Kao Saechao6,800,000-100,000
07/11/18 03:34:11 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Feature Table Hands #58-62: Manion Check-Raises Zobian
 

Hand #58: Ryan Phan raised to 625,000 from the hijack and all opponents folded.

Hand #59: Aram Zobian raised to 700,000 on the button and Nicolas Manion called in the big blind. The flop fell     and both players checked, heading to the   turn. Manion checked and Zobian made it 700,000 to go. Manion check-raised to 1,700,000 and Zobian quickly folded.

Hand #60: Joe Cada raised to 650,000 on the button, and claimed the blinds and antes.

Hand #61: Zobian raised to 750,000 in the hijack and Cada called in the cutoff. The     flop, both players checked and did so again on the   turn. Zobian bet 675,000 on the   river, and that won the pot without showdown as Cada folded.

Hand #62: Metalidi raised it up to 700,000 from under the gun and scooped the blinds and antes.

Nicolas Manion34,600,0001,500,000
Aram Zobian32,100,000400,000
Artem Metalidi30,400,000500,000
Ryan Phan15,700,000100,000
Joe Cada10,400,000-1,300,000
Frederik Brink8,300,000-600,000
Sylvain Loosli3,800,000-700,000
07/11/18 03:28:37 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
888 Update: Day 7
 

07/11/18 03:25:39 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Outer Table Hands #60-63: Labat Gets Lynskey to Lay One Down
 

Hand #60: The action folded to Antoine Labat in the small blind who shoved all in and Alexander Haro folded his big blind on the short stack.

Hand #61: This time it was Haro's turn to move all in for 3,025,000 from the small blind and Martijn Gerrits folded his big blind.

Hand #62: Labat raised to 675,000 from the cutoff and Alex Lynskey called from the big blind. The flop came     and Lynskey check-called a bet of 700,000 from Labat. The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Lynskey led out for 1,075,000 and Labat raised to 4,200,000. Lynskey went into the tank for a couple of minutes before deciding to lay his hand down.

Hand #63: Ming Xi opened to 600,000 from under the gun and Gerrits called on the button. The flop fell     and Xi check-folded to a bet from Gerrits.

Alex Lynskey35,200,000-3,200,000
Antoine Labat34,500,0003,500,000
07/11/18 03:24:00 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Ivan Luca Eliminated in 20th Place ($282,630)
 

Ivan Luca

Secondary Table Hand #54: Ivan Luca opened to 4,000,000 in middle position before Michael Dyer shoved all in from the small blind for close to 48 million.

Luca went into the tank for several minutes as he began looking around at the other table before he eventually called all in for his last 75,000.

Luca:   
Dyer:   

The dealer spread a sweat-tastic     flop to give Luca outs to a flush to go along with his two over cards. Luca however had two clubs that he would need to fade as it would give Dyer a straight flush.

The dealer burned and turned the   on the turn, and when the   completed the board on the river, Luca was eliminated in 20th place for a $282,630 payday.

Michael Dyer52,400,0005,800,000
John Cynn32,600,000100,000
Hari Bercovici11,500,000-900,000
Kao Saechao6,900,000-600,000
Konstantin Beylin4,800,000-600,000
Ivan Luca0-3,600,000
07/11/18 03:22:41 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Feature Table Hands #53-57: Phan Picks Up Some Chips
 

Hand #53: Action folded to Aram Zobian who opened to 675,000 from the cutoff. Joe Cada called on the button.

The flop was     and Zobian bet 925,000 and Cada called.

On the   turn, Zobian checked. Cada put out a bet of 1,950,000 and Zobian let go of his hand allowing Cada to take it down.

Hand #54: Action folded to Sylvain Loosli in the small blind and he moved all in for 3,980,000. Ryan Phan was in the big blind he thought for a bit before he let it go and Loosli scooped the pot.

Hand #55: Frederik Brink received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #56: Ryan Phan opened to 625,000 on the button and Artem Metalidi called in the big blind.

The flop was     and Metalidi checked. Phan put out a bet of 600,000. Metalidi then check-raised to 1,850,000. Phan called.

The turn was the   and Metalidi checked and Phan checked as well.

The river was the   and Metalidi checked again. Ryan put out a bet of 1,850,000 and Metalidi promptly folded.

Hand #57: Joe Cada opened to 650,000 from under the gun and Brink called on the button.

The flop was     and Cada led out for 750,000. Brink moved all in for 6,030,000. Cada quickly released and Brink took down the pot.

Nicolas Manion33,100,000-400,000
Aram Zobian31,700,000-2,200,000
Artem Metalidi29,900,000-2,900,000
Ryan Phan15,600,0002,300,000
Joe Cada11,700,000700,000
Frederik Brink8,900,0002,300,000
Sylvain Loosli4,500,000100,000
07/11/18 03:20:43 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Secondary Table Hands #50-53: Cynn Chipping Up
 

Hand #50: Michael Dyer opened to 600,000 from the cutoff and Ivan Luca called from the big blind.

The flop landed     and Luca checked to Dyer who bet 525,000. Luca called, and the turn fell the  .

Both players checked and the   completed the board on the river. Luca bet 400,000, and Dyer folded.

Hand #51: Michael Dyer opened to 600,000 in middle position and Hari Bercovici called on the button. John Cynn called in the big blind, and the flop landed    .

Cynn checked, Dyer bet 725,000 and Bercovici folded. Cynn called, and the turn landed the  .

Both players checked, and the river fell the  . Cynn bet 1,250,000, and Dyer called tabling his    to scoop the pot and move to roughly 49 million in chips.

Hand #52: Michael Dyer opened to 600,000 and John Cynn called in the small blind.

The flop landed     and Cynn checked to Dyer who bet 525,000. Cynn called, and the turn landed the  . Cynn checked to Dyer who bet 1,150,000. Cynn called, and the river landed the  .

Both players checked and Cynn tabled his    to capture the pot.

Hand #53: Ivan Luca opened to 700,000 from the cutoff and Michael Dyer called in the big blind.

The flop fell     and both players checked as the   landed on the turn. Both players knuckled back, and the river landed the   and both players checked. Dyer tabled his    and he was pushed the pot.

07/11/18 03:13:05 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Outer Table Hands #56-59: Haro Under 10 Bigs
 

Hand #56: Antoine Labat opened for 675,000 in middle position and won the pot.

Hand #57: Martijn Gerrits opened in the cutoff and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #58: Alexander Haro opened for 700,000 in middle position and got a call from Alex Lynskey in the cutoff and another from Tony Miles in the big blind. The flop came     and Haro continued for 1 million. Lynskey stuck around and they both checked the  , bringing the   river. Haro checked and snap-called a bet of 2.2 million.

Lynskey showed    and a frustrated Haro mucked   .

Hand #59: Ming Xi raised to 1,175,000 on the button and Labat jammed in the big blind for about 8.6 million more effective. Xi folded without thinking much.

Alex Lynskey38,400,0003,800,000
Antoine Labat31,000,000-1,950,000
Ming Xi8,600,000-2,800,000
Alexander Haro2,900,000-4,700,000
07/11/18 03:05:40 PM PDT (about 72 days and 23 hours ago)
 
Paulo Goncalves Eliminated in 21st Place ($282,630)
 

Paulo Goncalves

Secondary Table Hand #49: Michael Dyer raised to 600,000 from the cutoff, Paulo Goncalves three-bet to 1,750,000 from the small blind and Dyer called.

The flop fell    , Goncalves bet 1,100,000, Dyer raised to 3,625,000 and Goncalves reraised to 7,350,000. Dyer reraised to about 19,000,000 and Goncalves called all in for about that amount after some thought.

Dyer tabled    for middle pair with a flush draw, while Goncalves tabled    for top pair with top kicker

The turn was the  , keeping Goncalves ahead, but the river was the   to give Dyer a winning flush.

Goncalves was eliminated in 21st Place for $282,630, while Dyer soared to the chip lead.

Michael Dyer46,600,00023,900,000
John Cynn32,500,0003,100,000
Hari Bercovici12,400,000-500,000
Kao Saechao7,500,000-4,100,000
Konstantin Beylin5,400,000-1,000,000
Ivan Luca3,600,000-200,000
Paulo Goncalves0-21,300,000
07/11/18 03:03:35 PM PDT (about 72 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Outer Table Hands #51-55: Haro on a Rollercoaster
 

Hand #51: Alexander Haro opened to 700,000 from middle position and Tony Miles called from the big blind. The flop came     and Miles check-called a bet of 500,000 from Haro. The turn brought the   and Miles checked again. Haro tossed in another bet of 1,000,000 and Miles still called. The river was the   and both players tapped the table. Haro showed    but Miles hit an ace on the river with    to claim the pot.

Hand #52: Alex Lynskey raised to 650,000 from the hijack and everyone folded.

Hand #53: Miles raised to 650,000 on the button and Haro defended his big blind. The flop fell     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Haro led out for 550,000 and Miles stuck around to see the   on the river. Haro checked this time and Miles slid in a bet of 1,300,000. Haro thought for a moment and then mucked his cards.

Hand #54: Lynskey opened to 650,000 from under the gun and Antoine Labat three-bet to 2,150,000 on the button. Haro four-bet shipped all in for 8,125,000 from the small blind and Lynskey folded along with Labat.

Hand #55: Haro raised to 700,000 on the button and was called by Martijn Gerrits in the small blind and Lynskey in the big blind. The flop came     and it was checked around to the   on the turn. The blinds checked again and Haro put in a bet of 1,200,000. Gerrits called and Lynskey got out of the way.

The river brought the   and Gerrits checked for the third time. Haro tossed in a bet of 2,000,000 and Gerrits quickly called. "Flush," Haro said even though that was not possible. He tabled    for a missed draw and Gerrits showed    for two pair.

Martijn Gerrits28,800,0006,075,000
Alexander Haro7,600,000-3,700,000
07/11/18 03:01:48 PM PDT (about 72 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Secondary Table Hands #46-48: Cynn and Dyer Raking in the Pots
 

Hand #46: John Cynn raised to 650,000 from the button, Kao Saechao three-bet to 1,700,000 from the small blind and Cynn four-bet to 3,850,000. Saechao tanked for about two minutes before he called.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Cynn bet 2,700,000. Saechao mulled it over briefly before he folded.

Hand #47: Michael Dyer limped from the small blind and Konstantin Beylin checked his option.

The flop came down    , Dyer led for 325,000 and Beylin called. Dyer bet 700,000 on the turn and Beylin folded.

Hand #48: John Cynn opened to 650,000 from the hijack and Michael Dyer called from the button.

The flop came down     and Cynn continued for 500,000. Dyer raised to 1,175,000, Cynn folded and Dyer won the pot.

07/11/18 03:01:35 PM PDT (about 72 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Feature Table Hands #48-52: Metalidi and Cada Take From Brink
 

Frederik Brink

Hand #48: First to act, Artem Metalidi raised it up to 700,000 and Ryan Phan called out of the small blind. On a flop of    , Phan checked and Metalidi checked behind to see the   appear on the turn. Both players checked once more and the   river completed the board.

Phan now bet 1,700,000 and Metalidi released his cards into the muck.

Hand #49: Frederik Brink limped the small blind and Metalidi checked his big blind option, the flop came    . No betting action took place and the   turn, Brink bet 500,000 and was called by Metalidi. The   river brought a bet of 1,200,000 by Brink and Metalidi raised it up to 4,000,000. Brink gave it some thought and elected to fold.

Hand #50: Phan opened the action from the cutoff with a raise to 625,000, and he picked up a call by Metalidi in the small blind. On the     flop, both players checked and Metalidi also checked the   on the turn. Phan bet 850,000 and that won the pot without further resistance by Metalidi.

Hand #51: Brink raised to 675,000 in the cutoff and Joe Cada came along from the big blind. The     flop went check, check, and the   on the turn triggered a bet of 1,200,000 by Cada. Brink folded and dropped to 22 big blinds as a result.

Hand #52: Aram Zobian raised to 700,000 on the button and Nicolas Manion called in the big blind. There was no betting action on the     flop and Manion checked the   turn, Zobian bet 525,000 and that forced a fold from Manion.

Aram Zobian33,900,000500,000
Nicolas Manion33,500,000-900,000
Artem Metalidi32,800,000800,000
Ryan Phan13,300,0002,300,000
Joe Cada11,000,000800,000
Frederik Brink6,600,000-3,200,000
Sylvain Loosli4,400,000-200,000
07/11/18 02:43:52 PM PDT (about 72 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Outer Table Hands #49-50: Zhu and Xi Win on Four-Straight Boards
 

Hand #49: Alex Lynskey raised to 800,000 in the small blind and Yueqi Zhu called. The flop came     and Lynskey bet 550,000. Zhu called. On the   turn, Lynskey check-called 1 million. He came back to life on the   river with a bet of 3,250,000. Zhu called.

Lynskey showed    for an airball and Zhu had    for the straight.

Hand #50: Antoine Labat opened for 700,000 second to act and Ming Xi called in the big blind. Xi check-called 500,000 without much though after     flopped. The   brought another four-straight board and Xi fired out 1.2 million. That convinced Labat to surrender.

Alex Lynskey34,600,000-5,500,000
Yueqi Zhu26,500,0006,450,000
Ming Xi11,400,0001,675,000
07/11/18 02:42:29 PM PDT (about 72 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Secondary Table Hands #40-45: Bercovici Chipping Up, Beylin Shoving
 

Hand #40: John Cynn opened to 650,000 and Konstantin Beylin called in the big blind.

The flop landed     and both players checked to see the   on the turn. Beylin bet out 1,000,000 and Cynn called as the river fell the  .

Beylin checked, Cynn bet 1,480,000, and Beylin folded.

Hand #41: The action folded to Konstantin Beylin, and he limped in from the small blind. Paulo Goncalves raised to 900,000 from the big blind.

Beylin opted to jam all in for 5,900,000 and Goncalves folded.

Hand #42: Michael Dyer opened to 600,000 from the cutoff and Hari Bercovici called in the big blind.

The flop landed     and Dyer bet 525,000 and Bercovici check-folded.

Hand #43: From the cutoff, Konstantin Beylin ripped all in for 7,050,000 and collected the blinds and antes.

Hand #44: Konstantin Beylin opened to 800,000 from the hijack and Paulo Goncalves three-bet to 2,000,000 from the cutoff.

The action folded back to Beylin, and he sent his cards to the muck.

Hand #45: From under the gun, Michael Dyer raised to 600,000. Konstantin Beylin called next to act, and Hari Bercovici called in the cutoff as Kao Saechao called in the big blind.

The flop landed     and Saechao checked to Dyer who continued for 925,000. Beylin folded, Bercovici called, and Saechao mucked.

The turn landed the   and and Dyer checked to Bercovici who bet 1,500,000. Dyer mucked, and Bercovici scooped the pot.

John Cynn29,400,0001,450,000
Michael Dyer22,700,000-850,000
Paulo Goncalves21,300,000225,000
Hari Bercovici12,900,0002,175,000
Kao Saechao11,600,000-875,000
Konstantin Beylin6,400,000-1,250,000
Ivan Luca3,800,000-750,000
07/11/18 02:42:05 PM PDT (about 72 days and 24 hours ago)
 
Feature Table Hands #43-47: Manion Takes the Table Lead
 

Hand #43: Frederik Brink opened to 675,000 on the button and Aram Zobian calls in the big blind.

The flop is     and both players check to see the   on the turn. There, Zobian checked again. Brink put out a bet of 700,000 and Zobian folded.

Hand #44: Action folded around and Joe Cada took a walk in the big blind.

Hand #45: Action folded to Aram Zobian on the button and he raised to 675,000 and Nicolas Manion three-bet to 2,000,000 from the big blind. Zobian folded and Manion scooped the pot.

Hand #46: Nicholas Manion was in the small blind and he raised to 700,000. Sylvain Loosli called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Manion put out a bet of 425,000. Loosli folded allowing Manion to take down the pot.

Hand #47: Artem Metalidi opened to 650,000 from early position and everyone folded allowing Metalidi to take down the pot.

Nicolas Manion34,400,0001,950,000
Aram Zobian33,400,000-1,700,000
Artem Metalidi32,000,000425,000
Ryan Phan11,000,000-500,000
Joe Cada10,200,000125,000
Frederik Brink9,800,000925,000
Sylvain Loosli4,600,000-1,125,000
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