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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 3:08 PM Local Time
Kuether Climbing

Catching the action with around 55,000 in the pot and the flop reading    , Joe Kuether led out with a bet of 18,500 from under the gun and his opponent on the button made the call.

The turn landed the   and Kuether bet out 32,500 to put his opponent in the tank for several minutes before he folded.

As Kuether raked in the pot, he moved his stack to roughly 650,000 in chips.

Joe Kuether652,000250,800
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:08 PM Local Time
Oh No, Nanonoko

Randy Lew

Online pro Randy "nanonoko" Lew was tending to a short stack when he moved all in for his last 13 big blinds from the button with the   . The player in the big blind made a quick call with   , and Lew was in trouble. The     rainbow flop was decent for Lew as it gave him an open-ended straight draw, and the   on the turn gave him even more outs after pairing his eight. Unfortunately for him, a   blanked on the river and Lew's 2014 WSOP came to an end.

"Tried to resist busting but gotta with the plays and decisions we make," Lew said on social media after busting. "Maybe next time? Thanks for the support everyone! Really mean it!"

Randy Lew0-30,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:07 PM Local Time
Maluf Leading Brasilia Bronze
Taha Maluf495,000187,800
Peter Neff422,400-22,100
Brian Hastings208,80019,300
Jonathan Dimmig174,000-104,000
Max Pescatori173,000-28,000
Tony Hartmann143,000143,000
Jorryt van Hoof142,500142,500
Sam Greenwood127,400127,400
Jens Kyllonen118,000-31,500
David Vamplew117,00082,800
Haralabos Voulgaris92,000-103,000
Paul Pierce68,00024,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:06 PM Local Time
You Are All in Danger

Scott Palmer

Former online poker phenom Scott 'urnotindanger' Palmer has just raked in another big pot to put him over the 400,000-chip mark.

We caught the action on the turn with the board showing      when Palmer bet 18,500 from the small blind. One of the biggest stack at the start of the day, John Sacha, raised to 34,500, but the dealer instructed him he had to make it at least 37,000.

Sacha put in the right amount of chips and Palmer did not waste much time before making the the call.

On the river the   popped up and Palmer checked. Sacha bet 53,800 and Palmer called quickly. Sacha showed    and his mucked was mucked, as Palmer showed    for a flopped set.

Scott Palmer420,000110,000
John Sacha150,000-214,400
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:03 PM Local Time
Jaddi Cools Down Big Slick

After a three bet preflop from Sam Jaddi, he was faced with a four-bet shove all in from the player to his immediate left. Jaddi made the call, sliding the 70,000 chips in front of him.

Jaddi tabled    and his opponent turned over   . The board ran out with four hearts and Jaddi's unnecessary flush gave him the pot.

Sam Jaddi218,000-8,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:02 PM Local Time
Say Goodbye To...
Kahle Burns00
Stephen Eisenmann00
Narinder Singh Khasria00
William Daymon00
Richard Monroe00
Tanios Abi-Yaghi00
Russell Crane0-42,500
Blair Hinkle0-29,500
David Gomersall00
Charles Tidmarsh00
Brandon Meyers00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:55 PM Local Time
Madsen Folds and Is Shown Straight

From the button, Jeff Madsen raised to 4,200. The player in the big blind called, and the flop came down    . The first player checked, Madsen bet 4,600, and his opponent check-raised to 10,500. Madsen called.

The turn was the  , and action checked to Madsen again. He bet 8,800, and his opponent check-raised again — this time to 22,000. Madsen called.

The river was the   to pair the board, and the first player moved all in for 42,200. Madsen tanked for several long minutes, but eventually gave it up. His opponent showed the    for a straight.

Jeff Madsen120,000-40,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:53 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
Taylor von Kriegenbergh365,00063,500
Paul Tedeschi320,000-16,600
Griffin Benger310,00010,000
Tony Hachem260,000-5,000
Antonio Esfandiari230,000-47,800
Daniel Alaei210,000-10,000
Erik Seidel140,00020,000
Fatima Moreira de Melo100,00037,800
Anton Makiievskyi90,00090,000
David Einhorn80,00080,000
Nancy Birnbaum80,000-25,100
Kitty Kuo70,000-200
John Monnette65,000-16,000
Martin Staszko65,0007,300
Jacob Zalewski57,00057,000
Jonas Hagstrom16,00016,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:52 PM Local Time
What if Ivey Shoves?

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey and Kearns Julien checked to Cong Pham on a board of     , and Pham tossed out a bet of 38,500. Ivey quickly called, and Julien tanked for several minutes before calling the clock on himself. He eventually slid his hand into the muck, and the dealer burned one last card before delivering the   on the river.

Ivey checked, Pham checked behind, and Ivey said he missed. Pham showed    for a pair of nines, and was awarded the pot.

"I didn't want another diamond," Pham told Ivey, who nodded.

"What do you do if I shove in on the turn?" Ivey asked Pham, who laughed.

"I don't know."

Phil Ivey530,000-53,600
Cong Pham280,00075,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:51 PM Local Time
Pierce All In, Doubles Up

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce had lost a little since his last double-up an hour or so ago before he moved all in again on a flop of    . His opponent made the call and the cards were turned over.

Pierce with    was open-ended and was looking to hit against the    of his opponent's top pair.

The turn   was a card Pierce needed, filling his straight, and a   river card completed the board to ensure his survival.

Pierce was relieved but not satisfied. "I need three more double-ups," he said.

Paul Pierce44,00010,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:51 PM Local Time
Sindelar's River Raise Wins

Facing a small bet of 18,500 into a pot of over 80,000 on a board of      , Dan Sindelar raised to 55,500. His opponent tanked for a few minutes, asking the dealer to pull in the initial bet, but ultimately folded.

Dan Sindelar280,000167,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:50 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Robert Willis0-26,000
Guillaume Rivet0-56,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:47 PM Local Time
Isaac Baron Is Running "Absurd"

Isaac Baron

It was folded to a short-stacked player in the hijack who moved all in for 20,900. Andrew Lichtenberger was one seat to his left and made the call. Isaac Baron was another spot over and he raised it to 48,900. The blinds folded and it was back on Lichtenberger who tanked for two minutes before quietly announcing he was all in.

Baron didn't snap-call, but he did ask the dealer for a count. After pulling in 20,900 apiece for the main pot, and 28,000 apiece additional for the side pot, it was determined that Lichtenberger had moved all in for an additional 115,900. Now it was Baron's turn to tank. He started muttering to himself and took a quick peek back at his cards, shaking his head as he leaned slightly back in his chair.

"115,900 more right?" he asked.

"That's correct," answered the dealer.

Baron flung his hand in frustration towards the center of the table several times and then announced a call. The hands were turned over:

Short-Stacked Player:   

Lichtenberger was in great shape to score a huge double-up with his queens. The flop changed nothing as it came    . But the turn was a dagger for Lichtenberger's tournament life... the  . The river bricked out — the   — and just like that Lichtenberger and the short-stacked player were both eliminated at the hands of the current tournament chip leader. Baron moved up to 875,000, and after the hand all he could say was "absurd."

Isaac Baron875,000181,600
Andrew Lichtenberger0-145,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:45 PM Local Time
Brasilia Blue Updates
Eric Tracy370,00075,600
Paul Klann175,000134,000
Nick Schulman147,00016,000
Layne Flack142,000-8,000
Ismael Bojang137,000-16,000
Bruce Buffer129,00057,900
Vladimir Shchemelev120,000-20,100
Aaron Stuery111,000111,000
Brian Roberts110,000-32,500
Tatiana Barausova100,000-3,800
Huy Nguyen80,00060,900
Tyler Patterson65,0001,000
Christina Lindley54,000-9,000
Amit Makhija47,0006,200
Byron Kaverman41,000-5,000
Jon Turner40,000-97,600
Randy Lew30,0003,300
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:43 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Red
Steve Tripp615,00095,000
Barry Hutter500,000180,000
Chanracy Khun450,000450,000
Andrew Liporace450,000450,000
Timothy Reilly400,00025,000
Maria Mayrinck340,000-10,000
Arthur Morris297,000297,000
Larry Ormson275,00053,000
Manig Loeser270,00077,000
Tobias Hausen223,400223,400
Olivier Busquet220,00075,000
Chris Johnson207,000-26,000
Angel Guillen175,000-21,000
Konstantin Puchkov165,000-26,000
Brett Richey150,00013,000
Tommy Vedes133,000-19,000
Hasan Habib110,00035,000
Todd Brunson100,000-7,300
Steve Brecher75,00075,000
Jonathan Little65,000-35,000
Kevin Pollak63,000-5,100
Jorn Walthaus60,500-5,000
Jesse Capps33,600-4,400
Leo Fernandez20,00020,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:33 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
Zachary Donovan370,000-3,000
Rocky McNatt257,000-3,000
Aaron Wilt255,0000
Mukul Pahuja220,000-45,000
John Kabbaj210,000210,000
David Pham210,00040,000
Vitaly Lunkin185,000185,000
Ben Yu175,00020,000
Jeff Madsen160,000-35,000
Darren Rabinowitz131,00012,100
Huck Seed128,00031,500
Johnny Chan80,00034,000
Erica Lindgren67,000-8,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:25 PM Local Time
Mayrinck Making Money

Chatterbox Maria Mayrinck has had a great first level of the day. After starting at just over 180,000, she has nearly doubled that in two hours. Mayrinck was caught bluffing in an early hand, but not long after that her image paid off when she hit a set and managed to get paid in a big pot.

There is no such thing as getting it quietly with Mayrinck, but she is getting it nonetheless.

Maria Mayrinck350,000145,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:22 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air!

Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:21 PM Local Time
Level 12 started
Level: 12
Blinds: 1000/2000
Ante: 300
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:01 PM Local Time
Break Time; Nearly 300 Players Eliminated, Isaac Baron Takes Chip Lead

Isaac Baron

The first level of Day 3 has come and gone here in the Main Event with close to 300 players being eliminated in two hours of play. Approximately 1,566 players are remaining, and they are all now heading on a 20-minute break.

Once the cards hit the air it would be a slow first few orbits as players settled in for the day. Some short stacks doubled and were eliminated while some of the chip leaders began where they left off. WPT Champion Taylor von Kriegenbergh would soar up the leaderboard when he called an all-in holding second pair and a straight draw on the turn and got the on the river. NBA Superstar Paul Pierce then found a double holding    on a      against    while a big pot for Isaac Baron saw a new chip leader emerge.

On a     board, Baron and his opponent Anthony Denicco endured a raising war before Denicco was all in holding    against Baron's   . There would be no one-outer on the turn and river as Baron soared up to 674,000 in chips as Denicco hit the rail.

Joining Denicco on the rail included the likes of Dan Kelly, Humberto Brenes, James Calderaro, Nick DiVella, Nate Meyvis, Theo Jorgensen, and Daniel Negreanu. The 2013 WSOP Player of the Year chipped up early today, but then called a huge bet with    on a queen-high board only to run into Jeffrey Chang's   . Negreanu would then commit the remainder of his chips with two pair but would run into Chang's flopped flush to hit the rail just short of break.

As play ended for the level, it would be Baron still on top with 695,000 in chips, but start-of-day chip leader Phil Ivey — who made quads earlier — has seen his stack climb to 600,000 while Munir Shahin, Raul Mestre, Steve Tripp and Michael Aron are all among the top few counts as well.

Speaking of Aron, he knocked out Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué late yesterday, as he explained to our Caitlin Howe afterwards — take a look:

Playtika - Jason Alexander