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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 2:01 PM Local Time
Mestre Wields Big Stack With a Smile

Raul Mestre

Raul Mestre had defended his big blind against a lone opponent, then reached the turn of a board reading     . Both players checked and the dealer burned and turned the last community card, the  .

Mestre's opponent eyed his opponent warily, obviously aware that he could put his tournament at risk if he so wished, and that's exactly what he did. Mestre casually slid out a tower of orange T5000 chips for a bet of 150,000.

The player looked skeptical but helpless and mucked his hand, shooting glances at Mestre while the Spaniard released his cards and stacked the chips. For his part Mestre let a little smile play across his face, which surely didn't go unnoticed by his opponent.

Raul Mestre528,00050,100
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:01 PM Local Time
Pierce Sinking

On a     flop, Paul Pierce checked out of the small blind in a multi-way pot, and a player in middle position made it 5,000 to go. Two players called behind, and Pierce came along. Everyone checked the   turn, and Pierce checked the   river, leading to a bet of 10,000 from the flop aggressor. Nobody looked him up.

Paul Pierce34,000-41,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:00 PM Local Time
Neff's Bullets Send Drossel Out

We found Peter Neff putting shorter stack Ryan Drossel at risk on a     flop. Neff held   , crushing his opponent's   . The turn was an  , meaning Neff had some outs to dodge on the river as a non-diamond nine would give Drossel a straight. The   river gave him a mere pair though, not enough to overcome the aces, and Drossel hits the rail.

Peter Neff444,5004,500
Ryan Drossel00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 2:00 PM Local Time
Amazon Orange Counts
Isaac Baron695,00021,000
Julio Belluscio442,500126,000
Daniel Wilson430,000430,000
George Wolff380,00074,100
Anders Fjellstrom330,0001,600
Anthony Cicali320,000-17,600
Scott Palmer310,000-15,000
Ali Eslami282,000-16,000
Abe Mosseri245,000-20,000
John Hennigan225,000-230,000
Jesper Hougaard180,000-10,000
Phil Galfond170,000-30,000
Andrew Lichtenberger145,00068,800
Joseph Hebda145,000145,000
Dan Smith110,00047,700
Matt Waxman77,000-47,900
Brigette Lau75,00012,800
Barry Greenstein72,000-41,500
Aaron Massey70,0002,000
Maria Ho70,00020,700
JJ Liu40,000-2,000
Blair Rodman40,00040,000
Ruth Graham9,0009,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:59 PM Local Time
Brasilia Bust Outs
Michael Fitzgerald00
Mark Radoja00
Kelly Jones00
Cylus Watson00
Benedetto Bianco00
Phillip Lee00
Houman Nikbakht00
Adrian Buckley00
Steven Fox00
Randy Hanley00
Chris Bell00
Bobby Pham00
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:57 PM Local Time
Some Counts from Brasilia Bronze
Brian Hastings189,50032,400
Matthew Ashton150,30024,800
Dan Buzgon142,000142,000
Mike Watson111,0006,800
Christian Pham51,00051,000
Eric Wasserson25,200-11,900
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:57 PM Local Time
Iannotti Folds to Pham

Dustin Iannotti check-called a bet of 11,000 on the      from Cong Pham. Then the   completed the board on the river. Iannotti checked, and Pham bet 26,000. Iannotti gave it up, and Pham won the pot.

Cong Pham205,000-93,600
Dustin Iannotti185,00023,700
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:48 PM Local Time
The Moneymaker Effect

Chris Moneymaker

With the cameras rolling and boom mic hovering over top of him, Chris Moneymaker was heads-up on a board of     . About 25,000 sat in the middle and after his opponent checked, Moneymaker tossed out a bet of 11,000 and took down the pot.

Chris Moneymaker232,00036,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:48 PM Local Time
Zarbo’s Magic Glasses

Giuseppe Zarbo from France has brought a pair of plastic flashing spectacles today that he is donning whenever he has been all in. He has worn them twice so far, the first was preflop and the second time was when he faced a 45,000 bet on a flop of    .

Out came the glasses, coloured lights flashing away, in went the chips. His opponent was trying to ascertain if Zarbo was on a draw or if had hit the king. Zarbo said nothing and in the face of the bet and magic properties of the all-in glasses his opponent's cards quickly hit the muck.

Another player offered to buy the glasses for $100, but they had already been safely tucked away in Zarbo's jacket pocket ready for their next appearance.

Giuseppe Zarbo170,000170,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:43 PM Local Time
Ellenbogen Applies Pressure

The board showed      with close to 100,000 in the middle. After being checked to, Bennett Ellenbogen fired out a bet of 40,000 and after a few moments, his opponent mucked.

Bennett Ellenbogen310,00065,300
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:41 PM Local Time
Hungry Like the Wolfe

Jim Bucci was all in and at risk with    on a flop of    , but unfortunately for him Norman Wolfe had him crushed with    for trip jacks. The turn and river bricked  ,   respectively, and Bucci was eliminated.

Wolfe chipped up above 300,000.

Norman Wolfe330,000330,000
Jim Bucci00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:40 PM Local Time
Bojang Goes Backdoor

Ismael Bojang bet 6,500 from under the gun against one opponent on a board of     , and he was called. On the   river, Bojang came out with 15,300, and his opponent thought briefly before calling. Bojang showed    for a Broadway straight and collected the pot.

Ismael Bojang153,000-2,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:39 PM Local Time
Even the Little Ones Count

Phil Ivey raised on the button to 3,800 after action folded to him. The two players in the blinds folded, and Ivey won the pot to pick up the blinds and antes.

'Ivey, Ivey, Ivey, Ivey!" yelled out Pat and Mel Humprey from the rail, to which Ivey responded with a laugh. "The little ones count, too!"

"Yeah, but don't tell them that," said Ivey, leaning back in his chair and facing the rail.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:36 PM Local Time
Price is Right

Oliver Price got his last 23,500 in with   , and he doubled through an opponent who held    when the board came      .

Oliver Price51,00051,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:34 PM Local Time
Monnette Wins Flip

John Monnette opened to 3,200 only to have Thomas Sica three-bet shove for 27,800 from the small blind with Monnette making the call.


The board ran out       to end Sica's tournament as Monnette climbs to over 80,000 in chips.

John Monnette81,00081,000
Thomas Sica00
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:33 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Chip Counts
Munir Shahin640,000100,000
Richard Dubini340,000340,000
Ali Davar305,000-36,800
Alex Queen262,00027,000
John Juanda210,00076,300
Tom Marchese208,00010,800
Marvin Rettenmaier170,000-3,200
Ole Schemion150,0009,500
Allen Cunningham100,000-14,400
Roland Israelashvili95,000-52,700
Bernard Lee80,000-38,400
David Singer57,000-11,600
Anthony Zinno51,500-24,300
Blair Hinkle29,500-15,200
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:29 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
Brian Townsend395,000395,000
Zachary Donovan373,000373,000
Griffin Benger265,000-40,500
Mukul Pahuja265,000265,000
Aaron Wilt255,0006,000
Daniel Alaei220,000-8,300
Jeff Madsen195,000-22,000
David Pham170,000170,000
Warwick Mirzikinian155,000155,000
Ben Yu155,00091,000
Erik Seidel120,000-10,600
Michael Binger105,000-46,000
Erica Lindgren75,000-10,300
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:28 PM Local Time
Zhen's Move Fails

Zhen Cai on Day 2

Kao Saechao raised before the flop to 3,500 and the player in the cutoff called. The button three-bet to 10,500 and Cai Zhen, in the big blind, four-bet to 26,700.

The action was back on Saechao and he quickly moved all in for 32,800 total. The other players folded to Zhen who tossed in the call.


The board ran out       and Saechao found himself a very nice double-up.

Cai Zhen300,000-67,900
Kao Saechao81,00081,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:25 PM Local Time
Ivey Up to 600K

Phil Ivey has chipped up to 600,000 chips after evidently making quads. We are hunting down the details at the moment.

Phil Ivey600,000105,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:24 PM Local Time
Jorgensen Hits the Showers Early

Theo Jorgensen got all but his last 900 or so in on an     flop, and he got the rest in on the next street. His opponent turned over    for a set, and Jorgensen needed a queen to make a straight since he had   . The turn had been a brick, and the river was the  , leaving the Dane busto.

Theo Jorgensen0-28,800
Playtika - Jason Alexander