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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, July 05, 2014 to Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $62,825,752
  • Entries: 6,683
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:31 PM Local Time
Ivey Loses a Little

Mehrdad Yousefzadeh

Phil Ivey opened the action for a raise and found a caller in the other big stack at the table, Mehrdad Yousefzadeh. The flop came     and Ivey continued with his pre-flop aggression by making a bet of 11,000. Yousefzadeh raised it to 25,500 and after a few seconds of contemplation, Ivey tossed out a call.

The turn was the   and both players checked. They would repeat this on the   river. Ivey shrugged and turned over    and did not seem surprised when Yousefzadeh turned over the winner with    for queens and tens. Ivey did a quiet tap on the table with a stack of his chips having dropped to 425,000 after the hand. Yousefzadeh, in the meantime, moved up to 660,000.

Mehrdad Yousefzadeh660,000115,000
Phil Ivey425,000-56,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:30 PM Local Time
Farrell Meets Resistance

Niall Farrell had raised from early position and got one caller on the button. They went to a flop of     and Farrell fired out a bet of 11,500. The button made the call and they both checked the turn card  . The   on the river saw Farrell check and when he faced a bet of 21,500 he flicked his cards away as soon as they hit the felt.

Niall Farrell175,000-44,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:28 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Chip Counts
Andrew Liporace675,000194,500
Steve Chanthabouasy665,000-500
Oscar Kemps594,00017,000
Munir Shahin580,000-10,000
Ola Amundsgard425,000-40,000
Maria Mayrinck385,000-3,000
Darlene Lee295,000-50,000
Tore Lukashaugen294,000294,000
Craig McCorkell195,000195,000
Tony Moreno135,00010,000
Anthony Zinno126,000-1,000
Tom Marchese124,0002,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:28 PM Local Time
"Wretchy" Takes a Wretched Beat

We found Dan "Wretchy" Martin getting all of his stack in preflop against Paul Klann.


The flop was an unfortunate one for Martin:    , giving his opponent a set. Things got worse on the turn, as the   left Martin drawing dead.

Paul Klann360,000180,000
Dan Martin0-330,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:26 PM Local Time
Biggest of Brasilia
Raul Mestre834,5000
Tom Roupe750,0000
Lasell King710,000710,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:25 PM Local Time
Binger Drives On Pierce

Paul Pierce

Action folded to Michael Binger in the cutoff seat, and he raised to 7,000. Paul Pierce called on the button, and the flop came down    . Binger continued with a bet of 10,000, and Pierce called to see the turn.

The   was added to the board on fourth street, and Binger bet 20,000. Pierce gave it up, and saw his stack dip below 200,000 in chips. Binger rose to 188,000.

Paul Pierce195,500-19,500
Michael Binger188,00013,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:18 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
John Kabbaj660,000-20,000
Aaron Wilt420,00012,000
Chanracy Khun395,000-190,000
Rocky McNatt370,0003,000
Vitaly Lunkin340,00015,000
Mukul Pahuja340,000-10,000
Christopher Smith290,0000
Jeff Madsen260,000120,000
Huck Seed250,00060,000
Laurence Grondin230,000100,000
Paul Pierce215,000-8,300
Michael Binger175,0000
Darren Rabinowitz165,00035,000
Zachary Donovan155,000-135,000
Raymond Ezzie140,000-30,000
Scott Baumstein105,000-10,000
Max Pescatori85,00013,500
Ben Yu75,00030,000
Harry Kaczka71,000
Thayer Rasmussen60,000-21,200
Steve Dannenmann50,000-30,000
Alexis Gilbard00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:11 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air!

Thursday, July 10, 2014 8:11 PM Local Time
Level 14 started
Level: 14
Blinds: 1500/3000
Ante: 500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:38 PM Local Time
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Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:43 PM Local Time
Dinner Break; Isaac Baron Still Leading, Paul Pierce Dropping Dimes

Paul Pierce

The third level of Day 3 is done and dusted with approximately 1,053 players heading on a 90-minute dinner break with play resuming at roughly 8:10 p.m.

Roughly 230 players would be bounced to the rail this level as players looked to ascend up the chip leaderboard. 2013 Poker Players' Championship winner Matthew Ashton decline came in two similar pots when he lost with a straight and flush draw twice to be bounced to the rail. Barry Greenstein then ran his    into    to hit the rail, before Ryan Riess' title defense came to an end when his    couldn't outdraw Steve Brecher's    on a       board. Erik Seidel, Earl Barron, Ted Forrest, Chris Lindh, Kitty Kuo and Eric Wasserson would also join them on the rail.

Unfortunately for Jorn Walthaus, his day would end after he triple-barrel bluffed against 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce. Walthaus raised out of the small blind and then barreled the       board before moving all in on the river with    only to have Pierce call him down with   . Pierce celebrated by launching to his feet - giving his masseuse a small break — before returning to be seated behind a 237,000-chip stack. Pierce would end the level with 223,300.

Although chip leader Isaac Baron would have a quiet level, he still managed to finish on top as he takes 855,500 into his dinner break. However many players below him made a move up the leaderboard with the likes of Raul Mestre (825,000), Steve Tripp (755,000), Tim Roupe (750,000), Timur Margolin (712,000), Steve Chanthabouasy (658,000) and Martin Jacobson (597,000) all surging up the counts.

There's a first prize of $10 million awaiting the winner. While we wait for play to resume, see what players said they'd do if they were to win:

Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:40 PM Local Time
Big Stacks in Orange
Isaac Baron857,00012,000
Steve Tripp755,00080,000
Timur Margolin712,000712,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:40 PM Local Time
Dentale Lets it Go

Three players checked to the button on a flop of    , and the player there bet 25,000. Gennady Shimelfarb folded in the blinds, and Mike Dentale called after some thought in the hijack. The cutoff woke up with an all-in shove for 86,700 more, and the player on the button quickly folded. Dentale seemed frustrated and said he figured he was ahead of the player on the button but wasn't sure about the cutoff.

"Do you want to gamble?" he asked.

"I already have," the cutoff pointed out. "Mine's out there."

Dentale let it go after another minute of thought.

Mike Dentale208,00030,700
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:39 PM Local Time
Roupe Takes a Small Hit

Action folded to Daryl Roberts on the button and he put in a raise to 6,200. Tom Roupe, who was sitting on a massive stack, responded by moving all in from the small blind. The player in the big quickly folded, and Roberts, who had 59,300 total, seemed tortured as to what to do. He thought long and hard, often shifting in his chair, before calling off.

"Good luck," Roupe offered.


It was a classic race, and Roberts was looking to hold. The   in the window made it seem as if Roupe was going to chip up even more, but then it was followed by the   . Roberts flopped a set and locked up the double when the   appeared on the turn. The meaningless   was put out on the river, and Roupe counted out the chips to pay off his opponent.

Tom Roupe750,000-50,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:38 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Around Amazon Purple
Raj Vohra605,00095,000
Martin Jacobson600,000-50,000
Matthew Haugen570,000125,000
Joe Kuether490,000-82,000
Tony Ruberto380,000-22,700
Blake Whittington285,00099,000
Manig Loeser220,000-140,000
Ankush Mandavia170,00057,700
Matthias De Meulder166,0001,000
Mike Gogliormella165,0004,000
Alessio Isaia137,000137,000
Greg Ostrander115,000-10,700
Faraz Jaka90,000-45,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:33 PM Local Time
Wilke Hits Flush to Scoop Huge Pot

We got to the table with the board showing     and there was a series of bets and raises that saw Jesse Wilke, with 270,000 behind, at risk of losing nearly 200,000 to his shorter stacked opponent who held    for the flopped nut straight. Wilke, wasn't drawing dead as he had    for top pair, gutshot straight draw, and flush draw. The flush draw would get there on the turn with the   and Wilke would pump his fist in celebration. The river was the   and Wilke scored the knock out and moved up to 485,000 in chips.

Jesse Wilke485,000238,900
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:33 PM Local Time
Keeping Up With the Pahujas

Mukul Pahuja

Brothers Vinny and Mukul Pahuja are seated no more than five steps away from each other at Tables 434 and 438 respectively in the Purple Section of the Amazon Room, and they both have respectable stacks as well.

Vinny is sitting at 361,000 chips, and little brother isn't so far behind with 350,000. Both of them have about double the average stack.

Mukul is having a banner year, winning the Season XII World Poker Tour Player of the Year, while Vinny has seven cashes at the 2014 WSOP, including 12th and seventh-place finishes in no-limit hold'em events.

Combined, the brothers only have one cash in the Main Event - Vinny finished 659th in 2011 for $19,359 - and could triple that number with a double cash on Day 4.

Vinny Pahuja361,000214,000
Mukul Pahuja350,000135,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:32 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Blue
Tom Roupe800,000180,000
Raul Mestre790,00055,000
Eric Tracy450,00080,000
Brett Richey230,00080,000
Tatiana Barausova230,000130,000
Byron Kaverman182,00057,000
Paul Klann180,0005,000
Artem Litvinov170,000125,000
Alex Outhred165,000165,000
Vladimir Shchemelev160,00040,000
Jonathan Aguiar160,000-17,000
Taylor Cuccia150,000150,000
David Vamplew145,00071,000
Alec Torelli141,500-28,500
Nick Schulman130,000-17,000
Bryan Devonshire127,000-33,000
Huy Nguyen120,00040,000
Aaron Stuery120,0009,000
Christina Lindley100,000-20,000
Austin Buchanan100,00015,000
Ismael Bojang90,000-56,000
Tristan Wade90,00090,000
Layne Flack82,000300
Ronnie Bardah50,000-20,000
Amit Makhija36,000-8,300
Kyle Cartwright00
Bruce Buffer0-129,000
McLean Karr00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:28 PM Local Time
Bardah's Strive for Five Still Alive

Ronnie Bardah

Ronnie Bardah, winner of the 2012 $2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em event, has cashed in the World Series of Poker Main Event four years in a row leading into 2014. In 2010, Bardah finished 24th out of 7,319 players for $317,161. In 2011, he placed 453rd for $27,103 from a field of 6,865. In 2012, Bardah finished in 540th place out of 6,598 for $21,707, and in 2013 he placed 124th out of 6,352 for $50,752.

In the four recent years, Bardah has played in an average Main Event field size of 6,783.5 players with an average finish of 285.25. In total, Bardah's four consecutive cashes have earned him $416,723, and he has a chance to earn his fifth cash in a row if he's able to make the money here in 2014. After beginning the day with 215,800, Bardah's stack has slipped back to 70,000, but he's still alive.

The current record for most consecutive cashes in the WSOP Main Event is four, and it's a record shared by a few people. Bardah is one of those, and he's joined by Robert Turner (1991-1994), Bo Sehlstedt (2004-2007), Theodore Park (2005-2008), Chris Overgard (2007-2010), Chris Bjorin (2008-2011), and Christian Harder (2010-2013).

Ronnie Bardah70,000-132,800
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:25 PM Local Time
A Few Chip Counts From Amazon Orange
Konstantin Puchkov550,00070,000
Phil Ivey455,00045,000
Ali Eslami373,000-102,000
Cong Pham350,000115,000
Owen Crowe230,00030,000
Eddy Sabat230,000230,000
Ralph Perry195,000195,000
Ryan Julius170,000170,000
Jason Sackler160,000160,000
Olivier Busquet145,000-13,000
Abe Mosseri130,000-40,000
Bryce Yockey124,00072,000
Mike Wattel110,00050,000
JJ Liu70,0002,000
Gary Bolden34,00034,000
Gorilla Gaming