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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018

Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,337,000
  • Entries: 355
  • Remaining: 0
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07/14/18 03:01:34 AM PDT (about 126 days and 6 hours ago)
Shaun Deeb Wins $10,000 Six-Handed Championship to Claim Fourth Bracelet & $814,179

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb has become the first player to win two bracelets during the 2018 World Series of Poker after he defeated Paul Volpe heads-up to win Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship for $814,179.

After taking down Event #42: $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller back in June for his third bracelet and $1,402,683, Deeb claimed his fourth career bracelet after a lengthy three-handed battle between Deeb, Volpe and Romain Lewis came to an end after the latter exited in third.

This left Deeb and Volpe to battle it out for the bracelet, and not for the first time. Deeb ultimately came through the battle, just like he did back in 2015 when he defeated Volpe heads-up to win Event #15: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship.

The $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship introduced the big blind ante into the structure for the first time and it brought together a field of 355 players and created a $3,337,000 prize pool.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Shaun DeebUnited States$814,179
2Paul VolpeFrance$503,196
3Romain LewisFrance$325,842
4Bin DuanChina$216,370
5Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom$147,431
6John AndressUnited States$103,152

Deeb, who before today's victory was sitting in second place in the WSOP Player Of The Year rankings, spoke after his victory.

"It's been ridiculous to win two of these high-level events. It's not going to sink in until I'm home. This is exactly the summer that I came out to do."

"The big ace-nine bluff is the one which everyone will talk about. I was convinced he just had two pair and he wasn't going to call me off. It was such a goofy line for me to bluff as well," said Deeb on his decisions at the table.

Speaking on the POTY race, he said: "I've always focussed on leaderboards. It's always been a pride of my grinding ability. This was an intense year. I still might have to go to Rozvadov because John Hennigan still has chips in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament. It's like a boxing match. Every time I throw a jab, he counters back, and now he's coming for first place in that horse. He'll always be in striking distance."

Deeb is still not done playing this Series, and has plans for Day 1c of Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee: "I'll hop in The Closer tomorrow and fire and then join Tony's (Tony Miles) rail at the Main Event."

Action of the day

The day started with 17 players coming back with a chance of becoming the $10,000 6-Handed champion and claiming the $814,179 first-place prize. Several late eliminations occurred at the end of Day 2, and the play slowed down in the opening level before Anthony Zinno became the first Day 3 player to exit when and took away $32,700.

2018 WSOP series bracelet winner Michael Addamo (16th - $32,700), Jason Mangold (15th-$32,700) Jan-Eric Schwippert (14th-$32,700) and Ankush Mandavia (13th-$32,700) were the next to exit before the final two tables were set.

Mark Teltscher (12th - $41,721), Sam Greenwood (11th - $41,721), Matthijs Aerts (10th - $54,831), Mike Watson (9th - $54,831) and Todd Ivens (8th - $74,162) all fell before the unoffical final table of seven.

Martin Zamani was the player to burst the official final table bubble after he lost with ace-queen against Bin Duan's ace-king. Zamani lost the majority of his chips prior to this hand when he got into blind-on-blind action. Zamani and Paul Volpe got it all in preflop and the former was in bad shape. Volpe's pocket nines held against Zamani's pocket fours which left the latter with just four big blinds. Zamani did spin it back up to ten big blinds but ultimately fell in 7th place for $74,162.

Volpe was involved in the next elimination as well when his ace-king held against John Andress' ace-eight, and Andress walked away in 6th place for $103,152.

Scott Margereson came back from 10 big blinds earlier on in the day when his ace-ten beat Michael Addamo's ace-jack all-in at showdown. He then had a series of battles with Shaun Deeb and they doubled through each other several times. But Margereson was unable to perform the ultimate comeback and it was Deeb who sealed his fate when his ace-five held against jack-eight after Margereson had shoved into Deebs' big blind from the small. Margereson, who came fourth in the COLOSSUS for $ 221,772 earlier on in the series, took fifth place this time around for $147,131.

Bin Duan was the short stack in the remaining four and he was unable to fight for a place in the final three. His pocket eights were up against Romain Lewis' king-jack all-in preflop and when a jack hit the turn the French rail exploded and the river card brick for Duan to signal his elimination in fourth place for $216,370.

The final three were all even in chips and their battle lasted for 58 hands.

Volpe and Deeb pulled away from Lewis before the Frenchman pulled it back. But the experience of Volpe and Deeb once again allowed them to move ahead of Lewis before the giants clashed. Deeb five-bet all in with pocket sixes and was called by Volpe who had pocket nines. Volpe's pair held and he took a big lead against Deeb and Romain.

Romain was the man to fall in third place for $325,842 and rounded off a great summer for the Frenchman, who also achieved two other runner-up finishes in the series.

The heads-up battle saw both players swing in chips and both Volpe and Debb held the lead at some stage. Ultimately is was Deeb who applied the most pressure and when it back down to it he made the correct call. His king-four was ahead of Volpe's king-seven on the three-four-six flop. Volpe was unable to hit his outs, and Debb collected the fourth bracelet of his career as well as the $814,179 first-place prize.

With Deeb's mind firmly set on winning the POTY race, it will be an interesting battle over the next few months.

Thank you for following all the action with PokerNews and be sure to check back in over the next few days as the 2018 WSOP comes to an end.

07/14/18 02:22:19 AM PDT (about 126 days and 7 hours ago)
Paul Volpe Eliminated in 2nd Place ($503,196)

Paul Volpe

Hand #168: Shaun Deeb raised to 500,000 on the button and Paul Volpe called. The flop came down    , and after Volpe checked, Deeb bet 475,000. Volpe moved all in for 3.49m and Deeb called.

Shaun Deeb:   
Paul Volpe:   

Deeb was ahead with a pair of fours, but Volpe had outs. The turn   was no good to Volpe, and neither was the   river, which meant he was eliminated in second place for $503,196, as Shaun Deeb claimed his fourth bracelet and $814,179.

Shaun Deeb17,800,0004,200,000
Paul Volpe0-4,200,000
07/14/18 02:17:02 AM PDT (about 126 days and 7 hours ago)
Hands #166-167: Raise and Take it

Hand #166: Shaun Deeb folded on the button, and Paul Volpe won the pot.

Hand #167: Volpe folded and gave to pot to Deeb.

07/14/18 02:11:36 AM PDT (about 126 days and 7 hours ago)
Hands #161-165: Volpe Doubles Up

Hand #161: Shaun Deeb got a walk after Paul Volpe folded.

Hand #162: Deeb moved all in and Volpe folded.

Hand #163: Volpe limped from the button and Shaun Deeb checked. The flop was     and Deeb checked to Volpe who put in a bet of 250,000. Deeb proceeded to raise to 675,000 and Volpe folded his hand. Volpe was left with 11 big blinds.

Hand #164: Deeb moved all in for effectively 1,850,000 and Volpe called.

Shaun Deeb:   
Paul Volpe:   

The board ran out       and Volpe doubled up to 22 big blinds.

Hand #165: Volpe folded to give Deeb a walk.

Shaun Deeb13,600,000-1,100,000
Paul Volpe4,200,0001,200,000
07/14/18 02:05:55 AM PDT (about 126 days and 7 hours ago)
Hands #156-160: Deeb Builds a Big Gap

Hand #156: Paul Volpe called on the button, and Shaun Deeb raised to 750,000, which Volpe called. The flop came    , and Deeb checked. Volpe bet 800,000 and Deeb decided to raise to 1.85m. With the action back on Volpe, he thought before he called.

The pot was now 5.4m, and the turn was the  , and Deeb checked, as did Volpe.

The river was the  , and Deeb moved all in. Volpe was covered and thought about his decision for a couple of minutes before he folded.

Hand #157: Deeb raised to 500,000 and Volpe folded.

Hand #158: Volpe called on the button and Deeb raised to 500,000 which won the pot.

Hand #159: Deeb raised to 500,000 and Volpe called. The flop came down    , and Volpe check-called a 375,000 bet. The turn was the  , and both players checked, and the river was the  . Volpe checked, Deeb bet 750,000 and Volpe called.

"Queen," said Deeb and he took the pot down with two pair.

Hand #160: Deeb called on the button, and Volpe moved all in for 2.8m and won the pot.

Shaun Deeb14,700,0005,100,000
Paul Volpe3,000,000-5,100,000
07/14/18 01:51:34 AM PDT (about 126 days and 7 hours ago)
Hands #151-155: Stacks Getting Closer Again

Hand #151: Shaun Deeb raised to 500,000 and Paul Volpe took a good look at his stack and he moved all in. Deeb folded very quickly and Volpe took down the pot.

Hand #152: Volpe folded and Deeb took down the pot.

Hand #153: Deeb folded and Volpe took down the pot.

Hand #154: Volpe raised to 500,000 and Deeb called. The flop was     and Deeb check-folded to a 600,000 bet.

Hand #155: Deeb raised to 500,000 and Volpe three-bet to 1,430,000 and Deeb folded.

Shaun Deeb9,600,000-1,400,000
Paul Volpe8,100,0001,400,000
07/14/18 01:48:34 AM PDT (about 126 days and 7 hours ago)
Hands #146-150: Deeb Extends His Lead

Hand #146: Paul Volpe raised to 450,000, and Shaun Deeb called. The flop came    , and Deeb check-called for 500,000. The turn came the  , and Deeb bet 1.13m and Volpe folded.

Hand #147: Deeb raised to 500,000 and Volpe called. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Volpe check-folded to a 450,000 bet from Deeb.

Hand #148: Volpe raised to 500,000 and Deeb called. The flop came     and both checked. The turn was the  , and Deeb bet 650,000, which got Volpe to fold.

Hand #149: Deeb raised to 500,000 and won the pot.

Hand #150: Volpe raised to 500,000 and Deeb called. The flop came    , and Deeb check-folded to a 375,000 bet.

Shaun Deeb11,000,0001,500,000
Paul Volpe6,700,000-1,500,000
07/14/18 01:44:05 AM PDT (about 126 days and 7 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31 Blinds: 100000/200000 Ante: 200000
07/14/18 01:29:58 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Break

Players are going on a 15-minute break and they will play one more level or until it ends, whichever comes first.

07/14/18 01:29:26 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #144-145: Two for Deeb, Takes Over the Lead

Hand #144: Paul Volpe raised to 350,000 and Shaun Deeb called. The flop came down    . Deeb checked and Volpe continued for 365,000. Deeb called.

The turn was the   and both players checked to see the   river. Both checked and Deeb showed    to win the pot.

Hand #145: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop was     and Volpe checked to Deeb who put in a continuation bet of 275,000. Volpe folded.

Shaun Deeb9,500,0001,000,000
Paul Volpe8,200,000-1,100,000
07/14/18 01:25:53 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #139-143: A Calmer Few Hands

Hand #139: Shaun Deeb raised to 400,000 and Paul Volpe three-bet to 1.2m and won the pot after Deeb folded.

Hand #140: Volpe raised to 350,000 and Deeb called. The flop came    , and Deeb check-folded to a bet.

Hand #141: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe folded.

Hand #142: Deeb got a walk.

Hand #143: Deeb raised to 400,000 and won the pot.

07/14/18 01:21:43 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #134-138: Raise and Take it

Hand #134: Paul Volpe raised to 325,000 and Shaun Deeb folded.

Hand #135: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe folded.

Hand #136: Volpe raised to 350,000 and Deeb folded.

Hand #137: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe folded.

Hand #138: Deeb received a walk.

Paul Volpe9,300,000-100,000
Shaun Deeb8,500,000100,000
07/14/18 01:19:15 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #129-133: Just a Million Between Them

Hand #129: Shaun Deeb raised to 400,000, and Paul Volpe folded.

Hand #130: Deeb got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #131: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop came down    , and Volpe check-called a 275,000 bet. The turn was the  , and Volpe checked again. Deeb continued and bet 725,000. Volpe called, and the river came the  .

Volpe checked, and Deeb bet 500,000. Volpe thought for a minute before he called.

Deeb tabled    for a pair of aces and won the pot.

Hand #132: Volpe raised to 325,000 and Deeb three-bet to 1m, which Volpe called. With 2m in the pot already the flop came down    . Deeb bet 575,000 and Volpe called.

The turn was the  , and Deeb bet 1.55m. Volpe checked his hand and thought for a minute before he folded.

Hand #133: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe folded.

Paul Volpe9,400,000-4,300,000
Shaun Deeb8,400,0004,400,000
07/14/18 01:09:08 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #124-128: Volpe Expanding His Lead

Paul Volpe

Hand #124: Paul Volpe folded and Shaun Deeb got a walk.

Hand #125: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop came down     and Volpe checked to Deeb who bet 275,000. Both players were now standing next to their seats instead of sitting in them.

The turn was the   and Volpe checked. Deeb checked behind to see the   river. Volpe checked again and so did Deeb. Volpe won the hand with   .

Tony Miles joined the rail to cheer on Deeb, who is trying to teach Miles why standing is better and that he has to do it at the final table tomorrow.

Hand #126: Volpe raised to 325,000 and Deeb called. The flop was     and Deeb check-called a bet of 340,000.

The turn was the   and Deeb checked again. Volpe fired 880,000 this time and Deeb called again.

The river was the   and Deeb checked for the third time to Volpe. Volpe was riffling his chips while he thought about what to do and then he bet 1,200,000. Deeb called and both announced they had a ten.

Volpe showed    to win the hand.

Hand #127: Volpe received a walk.

Hand #128: Deeb received a walk.

Paul Volpe13,700,0003,500,000
Shaun Deeb4,000,000-3,600,000
07/14/18 01:02:13 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #119-123: A 4-Million Split Pot

Hand #119: Shaun Deeb folded and Paul Volpe won the pot.

Hand #120: Deeb got a walk.

Hand #121: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop came     and Volpe checked. Deeb bet 275,000 and the former folded.

Hand #122: Volpe raised to 325,000 and Deeb three-bet to 1m, which was enough to win the pot.

Hand #123: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop came     and both players checked and saw the   turn. Volpe bet 460,000 and Deeb called. The river was the   and Volpe bet 1.5m, which Deeb called.

Both players had a full house with    and    for a split pot.

Paul Volpe10,200,000-2,500,000
Shaun Deeb7,600,0002,500,000
07/14/18 12:54:58 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #114-118: Little Chip Movement

Hand #114: Paul Volpe raised to 325,000 and Shaun Deeb called. The flop came down     and both players checked.

The turn was the   making a flush possible and Deeb bet 475,000. Volpe folded and Deeb took down the pot.

Hand #115: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop was     and Volpe checked to Deeb who continued to bet as he released 275,000 in the middle. Volpe folded and Deeb took it down.

Hand #116: Volpe raised to 325,000 and Deeb called. The dealer burned and spread out a     flop. Deeb checked and Volpe took the pot down with a 400,000 bet.

Hand #117: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop was     and Volpe checked to Deeb who bet 275,000. Volpe called.

The turn was the   and Volpe checked again to Deeb. Deeb checked behind and the   river completed the board. Volpe bet 750,000 and Deeb called with   , winning the hand against Volpe's   

Hand #118: Volpe raised to 325,000 and Deeb called. The flop was     and Deeb checked to Volpe who continued with a bet of 340,000 and took down the pot.

07/14/18 12:46:29 AM PDT (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Hands #109-113: Volpe Wins With Two Pair

Hand #109: Shaun Deeb raised to 400,000 and won the pot.

Hand #110: Paul Volpe folded on the button, and Deeb took the pot.

Hand #111: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe called. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Volpe bet 500,000 and Deeb called. The river was the  , Volpe bet 1.45m and Deeb called.

Volpe showed    for two pair won the pot.

Hand #112: Volpe raised to 325,000 and Deeb called. The flop came     and Deeb check-called a 350,000 bet. The turn came the  , and Deeb check-folded to an 800,000 bet.

Hand #113: Deeb raised to 400,000 on the button and Volpe three-bet to 1.28m and Deeb folded.

Paul Volpe12,700,0003,200,000
Shaun Deeb5,100,000-3,100,000
07/14/18 12:38:04 AM PDT (about 126 days and 9 hours ago)
Hands #104-108: Deeb Getting Closer to Volpe

Hand #104: Paul Volpe wanted to raise to 240,000 but the level went up and he had to raise to 320,000. Shaun Deeb folded and he took down the pot.

Hand #105: Volpe received a walk.

Hand #106: Volpe raised to 320,000 and Deeb three-bet to 1,000,000 and Volpe called. The flop was     and Deeb continued with a bet of 750,000. Volpe called and the turn was the  .

Deeb continued to show aggression by betting 1,100,000. Volpe folded and Deeb took down another pot to get closer to even stacks.

Hand #107: Deeb raised to 400,000 and Volpe folded.

Hand #108: Volpe raised from the button to 320,000 and Deeb folded.

Paul Volpe9,500,000-1,400,000
Shaun Deeb8,200,0001,400,000
07/14/18 12:33:48 AM PDT (about 126 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 30 started
Level: 30 Blinds: 80000/160000 Ante: 160000
07/14/18 12:30:08 AM PDT (about 126 days and 9 hours ago)
Hands #98-103: The Battle Continues

Hand #98: Paul Volpe called on the button, and Shaun Deeb raised to 430,000 and won the pot.

Hand #99: Deeb raised to 300,000 and Volpe folded.

Hand #100: Deeb got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #101: Deeb raised to 300,000 and Volpe called. The flop came    , and Volpe check-called a 275,000 bet. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was checked, and both players had king high with Deeb taking it with   .

Hand #102: Deeb got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #103: Volpe got a walk in the big blind.

Paul Volpe10,900,000-1,200,000
Shaun Deeb6,800,0001,100,000