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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 14, 2024 to Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Event #38: $1,500 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 38 | Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000 | Ante: 1,200,000
  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $11,619,840
  • Entries: 8,704
  • Remaining: 18


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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:43 PM Local Time (about 16 minutes ago)
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000
Ante: 1,200,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 6:15 PM Local Time (about 44 minutes ago)
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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:54 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 5 minutes ago)
Updated Chip Counts
Pedro Neves90,600,0001,600,000
Aaron Johnson (MN)48,800,00018,300,000
Federico Castaing45,600,000-8,400,000
Manuel Estol32,700,000700,000
Jose Carlos Brito26,000,000-11,300,000
Bret Martin25,000,000-3,000,000
Fausto Valdez24,100,000-2,400,000
Tim Reilly23,600,000100,000
Joshua Payne22,200,0002,200,000
Quang Ming Li16,200,000-7,600,000
Alex Abariotes13,800,000-3,000,000
Caleb Bloomer13,800,0002,500,000
Wayne Harmon13,000,000500,000
Jerry Maher12,400,0004,900,000
Brian Roff9,700,000-500,000
Clement Meunier8,500,0003,000,000
Joseph Alban7,600,000-2,500,000
Robin Guillaumot5,300,000500,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:45 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 14 minutes ago)
Dinner Break

The remaining 18 players are on a one-hour dinner break and are scheduled to return at 6:42 p.m. local time.

Play resumes in Level 38, with 600,000/1,200,000 blinds and a 1,200,000 ante.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:34 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 26 minutes ago)
Two Table Redraw
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
6501Federico CastaingArgentina54,000,00054
6502Tim ReillyUnited States23,500,00024
6503Robin GuillaumotFrance4,800,0005
6504Aaron Johnson (MN)United States30,500,00031
6505Clement MeunierFrance5,500,0006
6506Brian RoffUnited States10,200,00010
6507Quang Ming LiUnited States23,800,00024
6508Joseph AlbanUnited States10,100,00010
6509Bret MartinUnited States28,000,00028
6521Wayne HarmonUnited States12,500,00013
6522Alex AbariotesUnited States16,800,00017
6523Fausto ValdezUnited States26,500,00027
6524Manuel EstolArgentina32,000,00032
6525Caleb BloomerUnited States11,300,00011
6526Jose Carlos BritoPortugal37,300,00037
6527Joshua PayneUnited States20,000,0009
6528Jerry MaherUnited States7,500,0008
6529Pedro NevesPortugal89,000,00089
Pedro Neves89,000,0000
Federico Castaing54,000,0000
Jose Carlos Brito37,300,000-200,000
Manuel Estol32,000,000-3,000,000
Aaron Johnson (MN)30,500,0001,500,000
Bret Martin28,000,00014,500,000
Fausto Valdez26,500,0005,300,000
Quang Ming Li23,800,0006,300,000
Tim Reilly23,500,000-6,500,000
Joshua Payne20,000,0001,500,000
Alex Abariotes16,800,000-7,200,000
Wayne Harmon12,500,000-4,800,000
Caleb Bloomer11,300,000-700,000
Brian Roff10,200,0003,300,000
Joseph Alban10,100,000-4,900,000
Jerry Maher7,500,000-11,000,000
Clement Meunier5,500,000-7,000,000
Robin Guillaumot4,800,000-7,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:30 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 29 minutes ago)
Jonas Christensen Eliminated in 19th Place ($46,448)

Jonas Christensen

Jonas Christensen was forced all in from the big blind with his 600,000 remaining chips. So when everybody folded, Pedro Neves in the small blind only had to say "call".

Jonas Christensen:    
Pedro Neves:   

After the dealer revealed a flop of    , Neves hit a pair with the   turn, so Christensen was eliminated after the   river.

Pedro Neves89,000,00064,600,000
Jonas Christensen0-44,000,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:27 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 32 minutes ago)
Neves Wins Massive Pot with Set Over Set

Pedro Neves

Action picked up on the turn in a hand between Jonas Christensen, who was under the gun and Pedro Neves, in the big blind.

With over 5,000,000 in the pot and the board reading     , Neves check-called a bet of 3,500,000 from Christensen.

The river fell the   and Neves check-raised all in to 38,000,000 over Christensen's bet of 12,000,000. Christensen, who had Neves covered, made the call.

Neves turned over   , for a set of jacks, besting Christensen's   , for a set of sixes. Christensen was left with less than one big blind.

Pedro Neves89,000,00064,600,000
Jonas Christensen600,000-43,400,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:22 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 37 minutes ago)
James Morgan Eliminated in 20th Place ($46,448)

James Morgan

Federico Castaing was seen dragging in a sizable pot after having knocked out James Morgan.

With cards face up at showdown, Castaing had flopped a flush with    on a board that read      .

Morgan had   , and his impressive tournament run came to an end.

Federico Castaing54,000,00020,000,000
James Morgan (CAN)0-14,800,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:16 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 44 minutes ago)
Another One for Brito

Heads-up on a flop of    , Jose Carlos Brito bet 1,500,000 from the cutoff but Caleb Bloomer in the big blind check-raised to 3,000,000.

Brito called to find the   turn where Bloomer threw 2,500,000 in front of him. Bloomer called once again.

Both players checked the   river and Bloomer flipped over    for top pair. But Brito with    had the best hand and scooped the pot.

Jose Carlos Brito37,500,0009,500,000
Caleb Bloomer12,000,000-3,200,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:09 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 50 minutes ago)
Brito Takes from Christensen

Jose Carlos Brito

Action folded around the table to the blinds, where Jonas Christensen sat in the small blind and Jose Carlos Brito was in the big blind.

Christensen called, and Brito checked his option, bringing up a battle of the blinds.

The dealer fanned     on the flop, and action checked around. The   showed up on the turn, resulting in Christensen to lead out with a 2,000,000 bet. Brito called.

The   arrived on the river, and Christensen checked. Brito responded with a 7,000,000 bet, which Christiansen immediately called.

Brito tabled    for the straight, and Christensen mucked his hand.

Jonas Christensen44,000,000-14,000,000
Jose Carlos Brito28,000,0002,300,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 5:02 PM Local Time (about 1 hour and 57 minutes ago)
Li Takes From Alban

Quang Ming Li opened to 2,000,000 from under the gun, then everybody folded to Joseph Alban who defended from the big blind.

On a flop of    , Li continued for 2,000,000 and Alban check-called.

Li fired a second barrel of 2,500,000 on the   turn. But this time, Alban quickly check-folded.

Quang Ming Li17,500,000-4,100,000
Joseph Alban15,000,000-1,600,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:54 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Alban Wakes Up with Kings

Action folded around to Joshua Payne in the small blind, who moved all in, putting Joseph Alban at risk in the big blind. Alban, who had 7,800,000 total, made the call.

Joseph Alban:   
Joshua Payne:   

The flop came    , with Payne picking up additional outs with a gutshot. The   turn provided even more outs, now giving Payne flush outs with a diamond.

The   river was a blank, and Alban's pair of kings held to earn him the pot, and the double up.

Joshua Payne18,500,000-9,100,000
Joseph Alban16,600,00010,100,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:47 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 13 minutes ago)
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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:45 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Bill Germanis Eliminated in 21st Place ($46,448)

Bill Germanis

Action picked up with Bill Germanis all in for his remaining 4,000,000 against Jonas Christensen, who had Germanis covered.

Bill Germanis:   
Jonas Christensen:   

The dealer fanned     on the board, giving Christensen the lead. The   on the turn and   on the river sealed Germanis' fate.

Germanis finished the tournament in 21st place for $46,448.

Jonas Christensen58,000,00016,600,000
Bill Germanis0-4,500,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:38 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Joao Simao Eliminated in 22nd Place ($46,448)

Joao Simao

Joao Simao jammed for 3,000,000 from early position, then Bill Germanis on the button three-bet all in for 15,700,000. Alex Abariotes in the small blind asked for both counts, and shoved for a little bit more than 10,000,000.

Joao Simao:    
Alex Abariotes:   
Bill Germanis:   

The dealer fanned a board of       and Abariotes won the pot to double up, while Simao was eliminated.

Alex Abariotes24,000,00015,700,000
Bill Germanis4,500,000-4,500,000
Joao Simao0-8,600,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:37 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000
Ante: 1,000,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:36 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 23 minutes ago)
Support for Johnson
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:30 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Guillaumot Doubles Through Roff

Robin Guillaumot shoved for 5,200,000 from under the gun, then Brian Roff raised all in for 12,1000 from the small blind and made the big blind fold.

Robin Guillaumot:    
Brian Roff:   

Guillaumot hit a pair on       and secured a double up

Robin Guillaumot12,000,0004,100,000
Brian Roff6,900,000-800,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:24 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 36 minutes ago)
Behnam Patros Eliminated in 23rd Place ($46,448)

Behnam Patros

Behnam Patros raised to 1,600,000 from early position and it folded around to Pedro Neves in the big blind, who moved all in for 14,100,000.

Patros, who had roughly 7,500,000 behind, thought for a moment before making the call, putting his tournament life at risk.

Behnam Patros:   
Pedro Neves:   

Neves pulled ahead on the     flop, pairing his ace. The   turn and   river offered no help to Patros, and his tournament run came to an end.

Pedro Neves24,400,000400,000
Behnam Patros0-8,000,000
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 4:22 PM Local Time (about 2 hours and 38 minutes ago)
Arnaud Enselme Eliminated in 24th Place ($46,448)

Arnaud Enselme

WSOP bracelet winner Arnaud Enselme moved all in out of early position for his remaining stack, but was immediately called by Manuel Estol, who covered Enselme.

Arnaud Enselme:   
Manuel Estol:   

The dealer fanned    , giving Estol top set but he Enselme picked up a flush draw.

The   on the turn, though, gave Estol quad jacks and the winning hand. The   fell on the river to officially end Estol's deep run in the tournament.

Estol finished in 24th place for a $46,448 payout.

Manuel Estol35,000,00024,000,000
Arnaud Enselme0-17,400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander