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

Thursday, July 05, 2018 to Saturday, July 07, 2018

Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,823,850
  • Entries: 1,351
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07/08/18 08:06:13 PM PDT (about 104 days and 16 hours ago)
 
Longsheng Tan Wins Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
 

Longsheng Tan

Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em returned Sunday with six players left to battle for the top prize of $323,472 and Longsheng Tan carried his chip lead into his first WSOP bracelet win after four levels of play the final day.

The real estate agent who also plays a lot of poker is originally from China but now makes him home in Las Vegas.

"When I have time, I sell a house. When I don't, I play poker."

His poker hobby is paying off a lot lately, as Tan has been cashing all over town for a total of 29 scores already this year for a total of $562,791, including four WSOP cashes.

He put together a dominating final table performance on the final day of play, keeping the turbos on and shifting gears when necessary.

"I just tried my best," said Tan. "As long as I played my best, I'll take whatever result. I had to stay calm. At one point, my chips went down to where almost everyone had almost the same stacks. I told myself to calm down, play my hands, and play my best. I was a little bit tilted but still I calmed down and got it in the end. I feel good right now."

Official Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize Money
1Longsheng TanUnited States$323,472
2Lanny LevineUnited States$199,862
3Jayaram KovoorchathothUnited States$142,785
4Trey BrabhamUnited States$103,212
5Adam LaskeyUnited States$75,497
6Stephen BiermanUnited States$55,892
7John PannucciUnited States$41,884
8Georgiios TavoularisIsrael$31,775
9Jason ParadisUnited States$24,409

Final Table Action

Tan held the chip lead for much of the tournament, returning on Day 3 with the lead among the final 26 and ending the night back in the lead after losing it during the day. He then stayed at the top of the counts for the majority of the final table, keeping the pressure on his opponents and winning more than his fair share of pots to stay in command.

After 16 eliminations on Day 3, the field was down to the unofficial final table of 10 and players moved to their new home at the Poker Central Twitch feature table in Brasilia. Tan began dropping back in the counts, but then sent out Shyam Srinivasan in 10th, winning a flip.

The official nine was set and Adam Laskey was responsible for the next elimination, that of Jason Paradis. Paradis was behind with a flush draw against Laskey's top pair, and although he hit his flush on the turn, Laskey made a bigger flush on the river to send him out in ninth.

Laskey also eliminated the next two players, Georgios Tavoularis and John Pannucci, in eighth and seventh, respectively, to get the field down to six and to end play for the night. Tavoularis, who entered the final table as one of the shortest stacks, lost a flip to Laskey, and then Pannucci got it in with fours against Laskey's ace-king and couldn't hold.

Longsheng Tan
Longsheng Tan posed with friends after his bracelet win in Event #66.

Final Day

Tan and Laskey entered Day 4 as the two big stacks, and both players kept the pressure on. The shortest stack to start the day belonged to Trey Brabham, and he was the first to get all in and at risk. He ran his king-queen on the button smack into the aces of Lanny Levine in the small blind, and politely asked for his "one time." He got it, flopping a queen and turning another to double through.

It would be Stephen Bierman to bite the bullet in sixth place after a very short Levine found a couple doubles to get back in the game. Bierman ran his ace-seven into the ace-ten suited of Jayaram Kavoorchathoth and both made a pair of aces, but Bierman was out-kicked.

Stacks began to even out in the next several hands, but a big confrontation between Laskey and Tan would change that. In a limped blind-versus-blind hand, Tan check-raised a five-six-nine flop, led the jack turn, and shoved when the six paired the board on the river. Laskey called all the way down with ace-nine for nines and sixes on the end, and Tan tabled pocket fives for a full house to eliminate Laskey in fifth and take a big lead in the final four.

Brabham found himself on the other side of a bad beat against Levine when they got it in on a five-eight-five flop, Levine's nine-eight outkicked by Brabham's king-eight. A nine on the river saved Levine, who doubled through and left Brabham short. Brabham busted soon after in fourth place, the first player in the event to earn five figures.

Tan kept the pressure on three-handed, and play continued this way for a while. Despite doubling through Tan once, Kavoorchathoth eventually committed his stack correctly, check-shoving with pocket fives on a queen-six-four flop against Levine, but Levine looked him up with king-jack and spiked a king on the turn to send Kavoorchathoth out in third.

Lanny Levine
Lanny Levine finished runner-up in Event #66.

Tan started heads-up with a 3:2 lead over Levine, and despite holding his own in the match, Levine fell in the 17th hand in a cooler. All the chips went in on the river of a board that read      , and Levine's ten-seven for trips was no good against Tan's ace-seven for sevens full.

Levine had to settle for runner-up and a consolation prize of just under $200,000 while Tan took the gold and his best live cash of $323,472.

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07/08/18 06:50:28 PM PDT (about 104 days and 17 hours ago)
 
Lanny Levine Eliminated in 2nd Place ($199,862); Longsheng Tan Wins!
 

Lanny Levine

Hand #159: Longsheng Tan raised to 200,000 from the button and Lanny Levine called.

The flop came     on which both players checked to the   on the turn. Levine check-called the 175,000 bet of Tan.

The river completed the board with the  . Levine bet 400,000 and Tan raised to 1,400,000. Levine took a few seconds and then shoved for 2,930,000 in total. Tan snap-called.

Lanny Levine:   
Longsheng Tan:   

Levine had flopped a pair of sevens just like Tan did. Tan improved to two pair on the turn, though, and made it even better by hitting a full house on the river to Levine's trip sevens.

Levine went home in second place for $199,862.

A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Longsheng Tan10,132,0003,932,000
Lanny Levine0-3,800,000
07/08/18 06:36:55 PM PDT (about 104 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Hands #153-158: Six in a Row for Tan
 

Longsheng Tan

Hand #153: Longsheng Tan raised to 200,000 on the button and Lanny Levine folded his big blind.

Hand #154: Levine made it 200,000 to go on the button and Tan three-bet to 550,000. Levine quickly called and they saw a flop of    . Tan continued for 525,000 and Levine let it go.

Hand #155: Tan raised to 200,000 on the button and Levine let it go. The third pot in a row goes to Tan.

Hand #156: Tan got a walk.

Hand #157: Tan raised to 200,000 on the button and Levine folded his hand.

Hand #158: Levine raised to 225,000 from the button and Tan called. The flop came     and Tan check-called the 300,000-bet of Levine. The turn brought them the   on which they both checked to the   on the river. Tan took the pot with   .

Longsheng Tan6,200,000900,000
Lanny Levine3,800,000-900,000
07/08/18 06:31:14 PM PDT (about 104 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Hand #148-152: Levine Creeping Up
 

Heads Up

Hand #148: Lanny Levine raised to 225,000 from the button and Longsheng Tan folded.

Hand #149: Tan raised to 200,000 and Levine called. The flop came     and they both checked. The turn brought them the  , Tan raised the 250,000 bet of Levine to 625,000, and Levine called. The river completed the board with the  . Levine checked. Tan considered his options while staring at the board. Tan decided to check. Tan showed    for the missed straight draw. Levine took the pot with    for the flopped pair of nines.

Hand #150: Tan quickly folded when he saw Levine wanted to raise on the button.

Hand #151: Tan raised to 200,000 from the button and Levine called. The flop came    ., Levine check-folded to Tan's bet of 175,000.

Hand #152: Levine raised to 200,000 on the button and Tan folded.

Longsheng Tan5,300,000-900,000
Lanny Levine4,700,000700,000
07/08/18 06:23:23 PM PDT (about 104 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Hands #143-147: Back and Forth to Start Heads-Up
 

Hand #143: In the first hand of heads-up, Lanny Levine folded his button and Longsheng Tan got a walk.

Hand #144: Floor staff realized the button hadn't moved so Levine started with the button again. Levine raised to 200,000 and Tan called. The flop was    , Tan bet 250,000, Levine folded, and Tan won the pot.

Hand #145: Tan raised to 200,000 on the button and Levine folded.

Hand #146: Levine raised to 200,000 on the button and Tan folded.

Hand #147: Tan completed and Levine checked. The flop was     and Levine bet 200,000. Tan let it go and Levine won the hand.

Longsheng Tan6,200,000-100,000
Lanny Levine4,000,0000
07/08/18 06:19:42 PM PDT (about 104 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth Eliminated in 3rd Place ($142,785)
 

Jayaram Kovoorchathoth

Hand #142: Levine raised to 210,000 from the button and Jayaram Kovoorchathoth called in the big blind. The dealer spread out     on the flop, Kovoorchathoth check-shoved the 350,000 continuation-bet of Levine for 990,000 in total, and Levine snap-called.

Jayaram Kovoorchathoth:   
Lanny Levine:   

Kovoorchathoth held a pair of fives and Levine had king high.

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn to give Levine a pair of kings, and the   on the river did not provide any help to Kovoorchathoth.

Lanny Levine4,000,0001,400,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth0-1,200,000
07/08/18 06:09:22 PM PDT (about 104 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Hands #136-141: Tan Takes from Kovoorchathoth
 

Hand #136: Action folded to Longsheng Tan in the small blind and he completed. Jayaram Kovoorchathoth checked his option and they took a flop of    . Both players checked and the turn was the  . Tan bet 80,000 and Kovoorchathoth called.

On the   river, Tan bet 265,000 and Kovoorchathoth thought for a while before making the call.

Tan's    for a rivered straight was good as Kovoorchathoth showed   .

Hand #137: Lanny Levine got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #138: Tan got a walk.

Hand #139: Tan raised to 180,000 in the small blind and Kovoorchathoth folded his big blind.

Hand #140: Levine got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #141: Levine raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Tan called in the big blind. The flop came    , Levine continued with a bet of 300,000, and Tan folded.

Longsheng Tan6,300,000600,000
Lanny Levine2,600,000100,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth1,200,000-700,000
07/08/18 06:02:56 PM PDT (about 104 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Hands #131-135: Levine Wins Some
 

Hand #131: Jayaram Kovoorchathoth raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Lanny Levine called. The flop came    , Kovoorchathoth bet 125,000, and Levine folded.

Hand #132: Kovoorchathoth raised to 180,000 from the button and Levine shoved in the small blind. Kovoorchathoth asked for a count and the dealer confirmed it was 1,670,000 in total. Kovoorchathoth folded.

Hand #133: Longsheng Tan raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Kovoorchathoth called. The flop came    . Both players checked to the   on the turn. Tan bet 225,000 and Kovoorchathoth called. The river completed the board with the  . Tan now checked. Kovoorchathoth bet 250,000. Tan looked at the board and then folded.

Hand #134: Kovoorchathoth raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Levine called. The flop spread     and Kovoorchathoth continued with a bet of 150,000. Levine called. The turn brought them the   on which they both checked to the   on the river. Kovoorchathoth now bet 250,000 and Levine shoved. Kovoorchathoth snap-folded.

Hand #135: A walk for Tan.

Longsheng Tan5,700,000-500,000
Lanny Levine2,500,000600,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth1,900,000-100,000
07/08/18 05:53:18 PM PDT (about 104 days and 18 hours ago)
 
Hands #126-130: More for Tan, Some for Levine
 

Hand #126: Longsheng Tan got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #127: Lanny Levine raised to 250,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #128: Tan opened to 180,000 on the button and the blinds folded.

Hand #129: Kovoorchathoth raised to 180,000 on the button, Levine folded, and Tan called in the big blind. The flop was     and Tan checked. Kovoorchathoth continued for 80,000 and Tan check-raised to 240,000.

Kovoorchathoth let it go and Tan took the pot.

Hand #130: Levine raised to 200,000 on the button and both blinds folded.

Longsheng Tan6,200,000400,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth2,000,000-500,000
Lanny Levine1,900,000100,000
07/08/18 05:47:51 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #121-125: Kovoorchathoth Earns Some Back
 

Hand #121: Longsheng Tan raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Jayaram Kovoorchathoth called. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn brought them the  , Tan bet 150,000, and Kovoorchathoth called. The river completed the board with the   on which they both checked again. Kovoorchathoth took the pot with    for two pair, kings and queens.

Hand #122: Tan raised to 180,000 from the button and Lanny Levine shoved for 1,370,000 from the big blind. Tan considered his options and then folded.

Hand #123: Kovoorchathoth raised to 180,000 from the button and was only called by Tan. The flop came    . Tan check-folded to the 135,000 bet of Kovoorchathoth.

Hand #124: Tan completed his small blind and Kovoorchathoth opted to check. The flop brought them the    . Tan check-folded to the 100,000 bet of Kovoorchathoth.

Hand #125: Tan raised to 180,000 from the button and Levine shoved in the big blind. Tan snap-folded.

Longsheng Tan5,800,000-1,000,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth2,500,000600,000
Lanny Levine1,800,000400,000
07/08/18 05:39:07 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Level 30 started
 
Level: 30 Blinds: 40000/80000 Ante: 10000
07/08/18 05:38:51 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #118-120: Kovoorchathoth Doubles Up
 

Jayaram Kovoorchathoth

Hand #118: Longsheng Tan shoved the small blind and Jayaram Kovoorchathoth called for his last 830,000 in the big blind. Kovoorchathoth was ahead.

Tan:   
Kovoorchathoth:   

The board ran out      , no help to either, and Kovoorchathoth's ace high gained him the double-up.

Hand #119: Tan raised to 140,000 on the button and Kovoorchathoth shoved from the small blind. Levine and Tan both folded and Kovoorchathoth won more chips.

Hand 120: Levine moved all in from the small blind for 1.3 million and Tan folded.

Longsheng Tan6,800,000-1,000,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth1,900,0001,060,000
Lanny Levine1,400,0000
07/08/18 05:34:00 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #113-117: Kovoorchathoth Shoves a Lot
 

Hand #113: Jayaram Kovoorchathoth completed his small blind and Lanny Levine raised to put Kovoorchathoth all in. Kovoorchathoth folded.

Hand #114: Kovoorchathoth shoved on the button for 595,000 in total. Longsheng Tan asked for a count and then folded.

Hand #115: A walk for Kovoorchathoth.

Hand #116: Kovoorchathoth shoved from the small blind and Levine quickly folded.

Hand #117: A walk for Tan.

Longsheng Tan7,800,000-100,000
Lanny Levine1,400,000-100,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth840,000165,000
07/08/18 05:28:29 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #108-112: Tan Running Away with It
 

Hand #108: Jayaram Marty Kovoorchathoth raised to 135,000 on the button and both blinds called. On the     flop, action checked through and the turn brought the  .

Levine checked from the small blind, Longsheng Tan bet 175,000 in the big blind, and Kovoorchathoth called. Levine let it go and it was heads up to the   river. Both players checked and Tan tabled    for a pair of sixes while Kovoorchathoth's    for a better pair won the pot.

Hand #109: Action folded to Tan in the small blind and he made it 150,000. Kovoorchathoth folded his hand and Tan won the pot.

Hand #110: Tan raised to 140,000 on the button and won the pot when his opponents folded.

Hand #111: Kovoorchathoth raised to 135,000 on the button and Tan three-bet to 425,000 from the big blind. Kovoorchathoth four-bet to 1,150,000 and Tan moved it in.

Kovoorchathoth folded and Tan took the big pot.

Hand #112: It folded to Tan in the small blind and he put forward enough to put Kovoorchathoth to a decision for his stack. Kovoorchathoth folded and Tan took another.

Longsheng Tan7,900,0001,100,000
Lanny Levine1,500,000-200,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth675,000-925,000
07/08/18 05:28:26 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Advice from a 2X Bracelet Champ
 
07/08/18 05:19:08 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #103-107: Tan Doesn't Stop
 

Hand #103: Longsheng Tan completed his small blind and Jayaram Kovoorchathoth checked. The flop came    , Tan bet 70,000, and Kovoorchathoth called. The turn brought them the  . Tan check-folded to the 125,000 bet of Kovoorchathoth.

Hand #104: Tan raised to 140,000 from the button and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #105: Kovoorchathoth raised to 135,000 from the button and Tan three-bet to 425,000 from the big blind. Kovoorchathoth folded.

Hand #106: Tan raised to 150,000 from the small blind and got no action.

Hand #107: Tan raised to 140,000 from the button and nobody called.

Longsheng Tan6,800,000400,000
Lanny Levine1,700,000-200,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth1,600,000-100,000
07/08/18 05:13:25 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #98-102: Tan Extends Lead, Wins Four of Five Hands
 

Hand #98: Longsheng Tan raised to 140,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes when both blinds folded.

Hand #99: Lanny Levine raised to 135,000 in the small blind and Tan defended. The flop came     and both players checked. On the   turn, Levine checked, Tan bet 150,000, and Levine folded.

Hand #100: Tan raised to 150,000 from the small blind and Jayaram Kovoorchathoth defended. On the     flop, Tan bet 150,000 and Kovoorchathoth folded. Another pot to Tan.

Hand #101: Tan raised to 140,000 on the button and both blinds folded.

Hand #102: Jayaram Kovoorchathoth raised to 130,000 on the button and Tan defended. They saw a flop of     and Tan checked. Kovoorchathoth continued for 125,000 and Tan let it go.

Longsheng Tan6,400,000600,000
Lanny Levine1,900,000-300,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth1,700,0000
07/08/18 05:10:02 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Trey Brabham Eliminated in 4th Place ($103,212)
 

Trey Brabham

Hand #97: Trey Brabham shoved from under the gun for 120,000 and got called by Longsheng Tan in the small blind and Jayaram Kovoorchathoth in the big blind.

They both checked through the     on the flop and the   on the turn to the   on the river. Tan check-folded to Kovoorchathoth's bet of 100,000.

Trey Brabham:   
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth:   

Kovoorchathoth had turned a flush to push Tan out of the hand and eliminate Brabham in fourth place for $103,212.

Jayaram Kovoorchathoth1,700,0000
Trey Brabham0-130,000
07/08/18 05:07:17 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #94-98: Levine Doubles; Brabham Short
 

Hand #94: Longsheng Tan raised to 140,000 from the button and Trey Brabham called in the big blind. The flop came    , and Brabham check-folded to Tan's bet of 140,000.

Hand #95: Jayaram Kovoorchathoth raised to 135,000 from the button. Brabham and Lanny Levine both called in the blinds. The flop came    , Brabham checked, and Levine shoved for 1,010,000. Kovoorchathoth quickly folded and Brabham asked for a count. Brabham sighed and called.

Lanny Levine:   
Trey Brabham:   

They both flopped two pair but Brabham held the higher kicker.

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river to give Levine the higher two pair to double up. This would leave Brabham behind with 140,000.

Hand #96: Levine completed his small blind and Tan raised to 160,000 in the big blind. Levine called. The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn brought them the  . Levine check-folded to the 125,000-bet of Tan.

Lanny Levine2,200,0001,000,000
Trey Brabham130,000-1,270,000
07/08/18 04:54:07 PM PDT (about 104 days and 19 hours ago)
 
Hands #89-93: A Couple for Brabham
 

Hand #89: Trey Brabham raised to 150,000 under the gun and his opponents folded.

Hand #90: Longsheng Tan raised to 140,000 on the button and Brabham shoved for 1.3 million. Tan let it go after giving it some thought and Brabham won another pot.

Hand #91: Lanny Levine got a walk in his big blind.

Hand #92: Tan got a walk.

Hand #93: Action folded to Tan in the small blind and he made it 150,000. Jayaram Kovoorchathoth defended and they took a flop of    . Tan led 125,000 and that won him the pot.

Longsheng Tan5,800,000100,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth1,700,000-300,000
Trey Brabham1,400,000200,000
Lanny Levine1,200,0000
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