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

Wednesday, July 03, 2024 to Friday, July 12, 2024

Event #81: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $94,041,600
  • Entries: 10,112
  • Remaining: 9

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, July 15, 2024 12:06 AM Local Time (about 19 hours and 1 minute ago)
Miracle River on First Hand Propels Griff to Chip Lead WSOP Main Event Final Table

WSOP Main Event Final Table 2024

The record-breaking 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in Las Vegas has reached its final nine players, and each of them are guaranteed a seven-figure payday with a chance to make poker history and walk away with $10 million.

Leading the way is Illinois native Jordan Griff, who had just $47,192 in live earnings heading into poker's biggest event and has now locked up a minimum cash that is more than 50 times his previous best score of $18,104. Griff was all in on the first hand of the day against a flopped set but managed to river a bigger set in a miraculous shift of events that will almost certainly end up being worth several million.

"It was a roller coaster of emotions, that hand," Griff told PokerNews at the end of Day 8. "The very first hand of the day, I pick up queens. I'm excited about it. There was a big pay jump, too, so I'm a little nervous. I get it in most of my stack pre-flop, assuming we're just committed ... He beat me to the pot (on the flop) ... I saw the threes, and I was just, like, in shock ... And then, you know, I heard the noises that something happened. I look back, I see the queen, and I let out some sort of noise. I don't remember what it was, but just pure emotion from it."

Jordan Griff
Jordan Griff

Griff has an uphill battle as two of poker's most accomplished players, American high roller regular Brian Kim and Swedish online poker legend Niklas "Lena900" Astedt, both bagged impressive stacks that will see them return to the final table with over 50 big blinds.

Astedt, who is widely recognized as one of the greatest online players of all time, will look to scrub his name from the "best without a bracelet" list, while Kim will seek redemption after a 23rd-place finish in the 2022 Main Event and his second WSOP bracelet.

"I think that run is the only reason why I'm here today," Kim said. "I never really played tournaments. I actually just played the Main once every year. So from that run, I got interested in tournaments and started doing a lot of work and playing them a lot, and now I have quite a bit of experience."

Brian Kim
Brian Kim

Astedt may be known as an online player, but make no mistake—he has not been fatigued by the long hours in the live arena.

"(This is a) piece of cake compared to SCOOP," laughed Astedt. "People say this is a marathon; they should try 23 tables for 40 days during SCOOP. That's what I say."

Another player seeking redemption is Boris Angelov, who earlier this year finished runner-up in the EPT Monte Carlo Main Event for $663,565 in what he told PokerNews felt like a disappointing finish.

Meanwhile, Joe Serock, New Mexico's all-time money leader and the only player at the final table with a bracelet other than Kim, will seek a second piece of WSOP hardware after winning last year's online $500 PLO 8-Max and qualifying into the Main Event on GGPoker.

Day 7 chip leader Malo Latinois ended the night toward the bottom of the counts alongside Texan four-time Circuit ring winner Jonathan Tamayo (who finished 21st in the 2009 Main Event) and Spain's Andres Gonzalez, while Canada's Jason Sagle rounds out the final nine as a middling stack.

2024 WSOP Main Event Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Boris AngelovBulgaria52,900,00033
2Malo LatinoisFrance25,500,00016
3Brian KimUnited States94,600,00059
4Niklas AstedtSweden94,200,00059
5Joe SerockUnited States83,600,00052
6Jordan GriffUnited States143,700,00090
7Jonathan TamayoUnited States26,700,00017
8Andres GonzalezSpain18,300,00011
9Jason SagleCanada67,300,00042

Foxen Falls Ahead of Final Table

It took just one hand for Griff to find himself all in with queens, and it was shaping to be his only hand of the day as he was against Jessie Bryant's flopped set of threes. But as luck would have it, the river brought one of two queens left in the deck, and Griff made a better set to stay alive and make a run to the final table.

The ghillie-suit-wearing Southerner soon after doubled up Angelov to be left short to fall in 17th place after the elimination of Gerardo Hernandez in 18th place, who went out in painful fashion as a double-paired board counterfeited his pocket sixes to lose to ace-high.

Jessie Bryant
Jessie Bryant

There was another painful elimination after the first break as Guillermo Sanchez Otero got it in with ace-queen to be in front of the offsuit nine-seven of his opponent. A double appeared imminent for Otero as his ace-high stayed ahead until a seven landed on the river to send him out in 16th place.

It was around this time that Foxen took the chip lead as she outflopped Diogo Coelho in a three-bet pot with ace-queen to the Portgeuese grinder's Big Slick.

Though it was an exciting development for the thousands of poker enthusiasts hoping to see the first woman Main Event champion crowned, it was short-lived. As the field got smaller with the exits of Jason James and the jovial Yegor Moroz, Foxen lost a sizable pot against Kim before a hand that will likely be discussed for the remainder of the event.

After defending her big blind with king-queen in a heads-up pot against Serock, Foxen check-called on a board of     before check-jamming on the turn. Unfortunately for the four-time bracelet winner, Serock wasn't going anywhere with top two pair and "Krissyb" couldn't hit Broadway for a painful exit for one of the best woman players in poker history.

Foxen was consoled after her elimination by her husband, fellow crusher Alex Foxen, and those on the rail roared and applauded as she left the table.

Kristen Foxen Elimination
Kristen Foxen Elimination

Action picked up after dinner break, and it didn't take long for Brazil's Gabriel Moura, who had one of the loudest and most enthusiastic rails of Day 8, to go out in 12th place as his flopped middle pair couldn't hold up against the straight draw of Sagle, who binked the turn to leave the Brazilian drawing to a bigger straight draw that didn't hit.

Not long after, France's Malcolm Franchi got it in with ace-queen only to find himself dominated by the ace-king of Griff to go out on the unofficial final table bubble.

Griff's spin-up only continued from there as he hit quads before the elimination of Portugal's Diogo Coelho, who entered the ten-handed table with crumbs and ran ace-jack into the ace-king of Astedt to mark the end of Day 8.

Diogo Coelho
Diogo Coelho

Final Tablists Get a Day Off

After bagging their chips, posing for photos, and doing media interviews, the nine players left the Horseshoe Event Center to further prepare for their quest for eight figures.

The players will have a day off on Monday, July 15, before returning for Day 10 on Tuesday, July 16 at 1:30 p.m. local time. Action will pick back up with 51:20 left in Level 39 with blinds of 800,000/1,600,000/1,600,000. The plan for Day 10 is to play down to four players with TV breaks throughout play and no extended breaks.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will return on-site on Tuesday for continued coverage of the record-breaking 2024 WSOP Main Event. Be sure to check out the live reporting hub in the meantime.

WSOP Main Event Final Table 2024
WSOP Main Event Final Table 2024

Remaining Payouts

PlacePrize (in USD)
1$10,000,000
2$6,000,000
3$4,000,000
4$3,000,000
5$2,500,000
6$2,000,000
7$1,500,000
8$1,250,000
9$1,000,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 11:30 PM Local Time (about 19 hours and 37 minutes ago)
Seat Draw for Day 9

The first part of the final table will commence at 1:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, when the penultimate stage will aim to reduce the field from nine hopefuls to the final three. There are 51:20 minutes left in the level with blinds of 800,000-1,600,000 and a big blind ante of 1,600,000.

Below is the redraw of the official final table.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Boris AngelovBulgaria52,900,00033
2Malo LatinoisFrance25,500,00016
3Brian KimUnited States94,600,00059
4Niklas AstedtSweden94,200,00059
5Joe SerockUnited States83,600,00052
6Jordan GriffUnited States143,700,00090
7Jonathan TamayoUnited States26,700,00017
8Andres GonzalezSpain18,300,00011
9Jason SagleCanada67,300,00042
Sunday, July 14, 2024 11:25 PM Local Time (about 19 hours and 42 minutes ago)
End-of-Day 8 Chip Counts
Jordan Griff143,700,000-300,000
Brian Kim94,600,000-400,000
Niklas Astedt94,200,000200,000
Joe Serock83,600,000-400,000
Jason Sagle67,300,000-700,000
Boris Angelov52,900,000-4,100,000
Jonathan Tamayo26,700,000-300,000
Malo Latinois25,500,000-3,500,000
Andres Gonzalez18,300,000300,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 11:22 PM Local Time (about 19 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Diogo Coelho Eliminated in 10th Place ($800,000)

Diogo Coelho

Diogo Coelho raised to 6,800,000 from under the gun for most of his stack. Niklas Astedt called from early position and the rest of the table got out of the way.

The     flop was checked by Coelho and Astedt bet enough to put him all in. Coelho ended up putting in his last 4,900,000.

Diogo Coelho:   
Niklas Astedt:   

Astedt showed top pair and Coelho needed running cards or a ten to avoid elimination, but the   turn and   river ended his run in tenth place for $800,000. The final nine players will now be bagging their chips before taking on all picture and interview duties.

Full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Niklas Astedt94,000,00015,000,000
Diogo Coelho0-7,700,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 11:08 PM Local Time (about 19 hours and 59 minutes ago)
Gonzalez Risks It All on Final Table Bubble

Andres Gonzalez jammed all in for 15,100,000 in the small blind. Jason Sagle sat in the big blind and asked for a count.

Ultimately, he opted to fold as Gonzalez stayed alive in the Main Event.

Jordan Griff144,000,0004,000,000
Brian Kim95,000,000-3,600,000
Joe Serock84,000,0000
Niklas Astedt79,000,0000
Jason Sagle68,000,000-17,000,000
Boris Angelov57,000,0003,300,000
Malo Latinois29,000,000300,000
Jonathan Tamayo27,000,000-3,700,000
Andres Gonzalez18,000,000-300,000
Diogo Coelho7,700,000-800,000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, July 14, 2024 11:01 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Griff Hits Quads to Take the Lead

Jordan Griff

Jordan Griff min-raised to 3,200,000 from under the gun and was called by both Niklas Astedt and Joe Serock in the blinds. The     flop saw Astedt lead for 3,500,000 and Serock called, as did Griff.

The trio headed to the   turn and Astedt slowed down and checked. Serock bet 11,000,000 and Griff called while Astedt got out of the way.

That led them to the   on the river where Serock glanced at his table neighbor before he bet 35,000,000.

Griff moved all in after some consideration and Serock was instantly stunned, shook his head and asked for the exact amount of the shove. The all-in was for 61,000,000 and Serock folded to get shown the    for quads by Griff.

"I had eight-seven," Serock said, indicating he folded a flopped straight.

Jordan Griff140,000,00061,300,000
Joe Serock84,000,000-55,000,000
Niklas Astedt79,000,0008,000,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:52 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Sagle Goes One-For-One

Joe Serock raised to 3,200,000 in early position and Jason Sagle called in the hijack. The flop was spread     and Serock checked. Sagle bet 4,000,000 and received a quick fold from his opponent.

The next hand, Sagle opened for 3,200,000 in middle position and Niklas Astedt defended his big blind. Both players checked the     flop before Sagle bet 4,000,000 on the   turn.

Astedt check-called and checked again on the   river. Sagle checked behind and Astedt showed   . Sagle mucked    and Astedt took the pot.

Joe Serock139,000,000-2,900,000
Jason Sagle85,000,00013,700,000
Niklas Astedt71,000,000-6,200,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:43 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Gonzalez and Latinois Get Shoves Through

In the first hand of the unofficial final table, Andres Gonzalez pushed all in for 14,300,000 and collected the blinds and big blind ante to boost his second-shortest stack among the final ten contenders.

On the next hand, Malo Latinois shoved from the small blind and Diogo Coelho gave up his big blind.

Malo Latinois28,700,0000
Andres Gonzalez18,300,0004,000,000
Diogo Coelho8,500,000-3,200,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:42 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 25 minutes ago)
Play Back Underway

The ten remaining players have found their seats on the table and cards are back in the air for Day 8 of the WSOP Main Event.

Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:40 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 27 minutes ago)
Redraw Of the Unofficial Final Table

Below are the new seat assignments and updated counts of the final ten players with 90:12 minutes left in the level. The action for tonight will conclude after the next elimination.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Boris AngelovBulgaria53,700,00034
2Malo LatinoisFrance28,700,00018
3Diogo CoelhoPortugal11,700,0007
4Brian KimUnited States98,600,00062
5Niklas AstedtSweden77,200,00048
6Joe SerockUnited States141,900,00089
7Jordan GriffUnited States78,700,00049
8Jonathan TamayoUnited States30,700,00019
9Andres GonzalezSpain14,300,0009
10Jason SagleCanada71,300,00045
Joe Serock141,900,0003,900,000
Brian Kim98,600,000-3,400,000
Jordan Griff78,700,000-3,300,000
Niklas Astedt77,200,0003,200,000
Jason Sagle71,300,000300,000
Boris Angelov53,700,000-1,300,000
Jonathan Tamayo30,700,000-300,000
Malo Latinois28,700,000-300,000
Andres Gonzalez14,300,000300,000
Diogo Coelho11,700,000-4,300,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:39 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 28 minutes ago)
Small Break

The 10 remaining players have been sent on a 15-minute break before they converge on one table.

Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:35 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 32 minutes ago)
Malcolm Franchi Eliminated in 11th Place ($800,000)

Malcolm Franchi

Jordan Griff opened to 3,200,000 on the button and Malcolm Franchi three-bet jammed for 34,700,000 in the big blind. Griff called with a bigger stack.

Malcolm Franchi:   
Jordan Griff:   

Franchi was dominated and couldn't get any help as the board ran out       to mark his elimination in 11th place for $800,000.

Jordan Griff82,000,00037,000,000
Malcolm Franchi0-36,000,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:34 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Serock Shows Kim The Nuts

Brian Kim opened to 3,200,000 from the cutoff and Joe Serock called from the small blind. Serock led out for 1,800,000 on the     flop and folded out Kim. Serock had the goods and tabled    for the flopped nuts.

On the next deal, Kim made it 3,200,000 from the hijack and took down the pot.

Joe Serock138,000,0007,000,000
Brian Kim102,000,0001,000,000
Niklas Astedt74,000,000-3,000,000
Jonathan Tamayo31,000,000-4,000,000
Diogo Coelho16,000,0003,000,000
Andres Gonzalez14,000,000-4,000,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:34 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Astedt Shoves on Coelho

Niklas Astedt put in enough chips from the small blind to put Diego Coelho in the big blind all in for 16,000,000.

Coelho spent a minute or so in the tank before folding and leaving himself with seven big blinds.

Niklas Astedt77,000,0000
Diogo Coelho13,000,0001,000,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:27 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 40 minutes ago)
Griff Wins Three-Way Pot Without Showdown

Malo Latinois raised to 3,200,000 in the cutoff and Jordan Griff called in the small blind. Boris Angelov came along in the big blind as the trio headed to the     flop. They all checked to the   turn and Griff led for 5,000,000. Angelov called and Latinois folded.

Heads-up to the   river, Griff bet 7,500,000 and Angelov opted to fold.

Jason Sagle71,000,00063,900,000
Boris Angelov55,000,000-6,000,000
Jordan Griff45,000,0001,900,000
Malcolm Franchi36,000,000-4,200,000
Malo Latinois29,000,0007,800,000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:21 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Gabriel Moura Eliminated in 12th Place ($600,000)

Gabriel Moura

Jason Sagle raised to 10,800,000 in the small blind and Gabriel Moura moved all in for 12,400,000 in the big blind. Sagle called to put him at risk.

Gabriel Moura:   
Jason Sagle:   

The     flop gave Moura a pair of nines but Sagle hit the   on the turn to make a straight. Moura needed a ten to survive but the   river ended his run in 12th place for $600,000.

Jason Sagle7,100,000-53,900,000
Gabriel Moura0-14,000,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:20 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 48 minutes ago)
Gonzalez Jams First Hand Post-Dinner

Andres Gonzalez jammed all in for 14,300,000 on the button. Jonathan Tomayo and Joe Serock folded their blinds, seeing Gonzalez get back above ten big blinds.

Joe Serock131,000,000-4,000,000
Jonathan Tamayo35,000,0000
Andres Gonzalez18,000,0003,000,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:19 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 48 minutes ago)
Astedt Four-Bets Kim

Niklas Astedt

Niklas Astedt raised to 3,200,000 in the cutoff. Brian Kim then three-bet to 10,900,000 in the small blind.

Astedt clicked it back to 21,000,000, roughly a third of his stack. Kim spent a good while in the tank before folding, chipping up Astedt without showdown.

Joe Serock135,000,000300,000
Brian Kim101,000,000-10,100,000
Niklas Astedt77,000,00013,900,000
Jonathan Tamayo35,000,000-500,000
Andres Gonzalez15,000,000700,000
Diogo Coelho12,000,000-3,700,000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:16 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 51 minutes ago)
Latinois Check-Raises the Flop

Jordan Griff raised to 3,200,000 and was called by Malo Latinois in the big blind. The     flop was checked by the start-of-the-day chip leader and Griff continued for 2,700,000. Latinois tanked for more than two minutes and then check-raised to 8,000,000.

Griff folded and Latinois took the pot.

Jason Sagle61,000,0006,000,000
Boris Angelov60,000,000-1,000,000
Malcolm Franchi36,000,000-4,200,000
Jordan Griff36,000,000-7,100,000
Malo Latinois28,000,0006,800,000
Gabriel Moura14,000,0000
Sunday, July 14, 2024 10:15 PM Local Time (about 20 hours and 52 minutes ago)
First Pot After Dinner for Angelov

Jason Sagle made it 3,500,000 to go and was called only by Boris Angelov in the big blind. They checked the     flop and the   followed on the turn. Angelov then bet 6,000,000 and Sagle folded.

Boris Angelov61,000,0004,200,000
Jason Sagle55,000,000-3,100,000
Gorilla Gaming