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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 10:01 PM Local Time
Barausova Gets Paid

On a board of       and about 65,000 in the centre. Brian Roberts slid out a stack of orange chips amounting to 70,000, enought to put Barausova all in.

Barasouva quickly called. Roberts tabled    and Barausova flipped up    for a flopped full house and scored the double up.

Brian Roberts276,000-104,000
Tatiana Barausova177,000137,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:57 PM Local Time
Morris Back Over 200,000

Arthur Morris saw a short stack shove from the hijack for 51,500, and Morris reshoved in the cutoff. Everyone else folded.


The board ran out      , giving Morris the knockout.

Arthur Morris203,50037,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:57 PM Local Time
Ivey Raps

Phil Ivey called a raise from the player in first position and the big blind came along for the ride. Three went to the flop and the dealer spread    .It was checked to the raiser and he continued for 10,000. Ivey was the only caller and the turn card was the  . The bet this time was 17,000 and Ivey looked at his opponent, who was studiously avoiding his gaze, and after some thought tossed out the call.

The river was the   and this time it was checked to Ivey. No moves though as he checked behind and when he got shown    Ivey rapped the table once and tossed his cards to the dealer.

Phil Ivey390,000-50,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:54 PM Local Time
JJ Liu Doubles

JJ Liu was all in for 71,500 with   , racing with an opponent's   . The board ran out      , giving Liu a set of eights to double up.

JJ Liu152,00010,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:50 PM Local Time
Ivey Makes a Flush

Phil Ivey just knocked out another player but his stack has been fairly stable for the last little while.

The lady to Ivey's right moved all in for 37,500 and Ivey called from the cutoff. The other players folded and the showdown went as following.


The board ran out       and Ivey raked in this pot.

Phil Ivey440,0000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:48 PM Local Time
Smith Takes Hennigan's Stack

John Hennigan

Throughout today everything seemed to be going John Hennigan's way, but things turned around quickly and all his chips now belong to Dan Smith.

Smith started the day with just 60,000 chips but as of right now he's sitting on about 567,000. The WPT winner stepped aside from his table for a minute to tell us how he got a hold of Hennigan's chips.

First Hennigan raised from the cutoff to 7,000 and the small blind called after which Smith three-bet from the big blind to 27,000. Hennigan called and on a       board the action was checked tot he river. Smith bet 81,000 on the river and Hennigan folded.

"We were still talking about that hand when, two hands later, Hennigan raised three seats from the button," Smith said.

Smith three-bet from the button to 22,000 and Hennigan called. The flop came down     and Hennigan checked to Smith who bet 25,000. Hennigan called and the turn was the   on which Hennigan checked again. Smith bet 50,000 this time around and Hennigan proceeded to move all in for an additional 120,000.

Smith snap-called.


Smith had turned the nut straight while Hennigan had a pair and a straight draw. The river was the   and Hennigan hit the rail.

Dan Smith567,000312,000
John Hennigan0-275,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:47 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Counts
Michael Finstein725,000725,000
Jason Deutsch625,000245,000
Oscar Kemps605,00011,000
Munir Shahin600,00020,000
Steve Chanthabouasy575,000-90,000
Rasmus Larsen550,000550,000
Ola Amundsgard515,00090,000
Maria Mayrinck370,000-76,000
Roland Israelashvili245,00060,000
Alex Queen225,000-20,000
Anthony Zinno75,000-60,000
Tom Marchese30,000-94,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:44 PM Local Time
A Random Assortment of Chip Counts
Martin Jacobson605,000-50,000
Jeff Madsen485,00045,000
Phil Ivey440,00070,000
Andrey Zaichenko345,000115,000
Faraz Jaka135,000-68,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:43 PM Local Time
Huck Seed; The Only World Champion Still Standing

Huck Seed

Following the recent elimination of Chris Moneymaker, 1996 World Champion Huck Seed is the last remaining Main Event winner left in the field.

Although Seed is still a long way from firstly cashing, and then making a run at a second title, he currently sits with 210,000; good for a near-average chip stack.

Huck Seed210,000-40,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:41 PM Local Time
Moneymaker Flushed Out

Chris Moneymaker - Eliminated

After a series of bets and raises on a flop of    , Chris Moneymaker was all in and at risk for 150,000 with    for a set of eights. Raymond Ezzie had him at risk with    for an ace-high flush draw, and the turn was the  , giving him said flush.

Moneymaker needed the board to pair in order to survive, but it was not to be for the 2003 Main Event champion as the   bricked off on the river.

"Good luck, everyone," Moneymaker said, walking away from the table.

Ezzie, who had Moneymaker covered by just 30,000 or so, dragged the pot and is now up to 340,000.

Huck Seed, who won in 1996, is now the only former champion standing.

Raymond Ezzie340,000200,000
Chris Moneymaker0-225,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:40 PM Local Time
Mestre Three-Bombs a Shorty; Dang Busts

The cutoff opened for 7,000 and was called by Raul Mestre on the button. The big blind came along as well, and the flop came    , with action checking to Mestre. He bet 13,000, and only the big blind called. The big blind check-called another 25,000 on the   turn, and Mestre shoved all in on the   river, putting his opponent to the test for his last 44,000. The player rubbed his forehead and thought for about a minute before folding.

At another table, Hac Dang has vacated the seat to which he just got moved.

Raul Mestre835,0005,000
Hac Dang0-40,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:40 PM Local Time
“Never Easy”

"Never Easy," were the brief philosophical words from Dermot Blain's lips as he sat nursing his reduced chip stack. Having been on the verge of elimination last night only to spin it up to a healthy amount he is now looking to do the same all over again.

Dermot Blain130,000-200,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:38 PM Local Time
Benger Climbing, Haugen Slips

Matthew Haugen opened to 7,500 from middle position and Griffin Benger called on the button to see a     flop fall.

Haugen continued for 10,000 with Benger making the call as the   landed on the turn and Haugen tossed in 20,000. Again Benger called, and when the river landed the  , the action was checked over to him.

After a few moments, Benger bet out 45,000 and Haugen eventually tossed his cards to the muck while slipping below 900,000 as Benger climbed over 700,000 in chips.

Matthew Haugen895,000-50,000
Griffin Benger716,00016,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:28 PM Local Time
Two Minutes Thinking

One player at a particular table is taking a long time to act every hand and it is beginning to annoy the other players, but he is insisting he is within his rights to do so. "I've got two minutes, I play within the rules. I put up ten thousand dollars of my own money, I'm the short stack and I've got two minutes."

He wouldn't be persuaded that seeing more hands was beneficial to him as he had only 40,000 chips left. He refused to look at his cards before action was on him in case they got a read on him. When it was suggested that if he looked at his cards and found, "Eight three off suit." he might fold a bit quicker he replied in an outraged voice, "Now they're telling me what cards to play."

The floor confirmed to his unhappy tablemates that he did indeed have two minutes to make his decision but also told the stalling player to, "Play cards."

Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:23 PM Local Time
Morris Clawing Back Up

Arthur Morris bet 25,000 on the river on a board of      , and his opponent made the call. Morris snap-showed    and took the pot. He was hovering around 300,000 for awhile but must have hit a bad recent run as he was sighted shoving all in for around 50,000 in a recent pot. Morris said it was his first all in of the tournament, but he's grinding back to a solid stack.

Arthur Morris166,000-92,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:22 PM Local Time

Christopher Smith led out for 7,500 on a flop of    , Harry "ugotabanana" Kaczka raised to 16,500, and Smith called. Both players checked on the turn ( ), the river was the  , and Smith checked again.

Kaczka reached into his stack, firing out a bet of 43,000, and Smith tank-folded    face up.

Christopher Smith290,500500
Harry Kaczka151,00080,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:21 PM Local Time
More Amazon Orange Counts
Roman Valerstein635,00030,000
Derek Murray555,000555,000
Ali Eslami548,000175,000
Konstantin Puchkov516,000-34,000
Kyle Ho515,000515,000
Anthony Diotte515,000515,000
Ben Marsh515,000165,000
Scott Palmer453,00078,000
Owen Crowe325,00095,000
Leif Force290,000118,000
Joseph Hebda185,00040,000
Darren Li92,000
JJ Liu75,0005,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:21 PM Local Time
The First "Millionaire" of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event

Mehrdad Yousefzadeh

Over on Phil Ivey's table, we've just spotted Mehrdad Yousefzadeh with a monster stack! A close examination taught us that Yousefzadeh now sits on 1,050,000 chips and that means he's the first player up to over one million chips during this year's Main Event.

Mister Phil Ivey himself sits on around 370,000 chips, and with Yousefzadeh two seats to his left he will have his work cut out for him.

Mehrdad Yousefzadeh1,050,000390,000
Phil Ivey370,000-40,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:20 PM Local Time
Benger Finds Aces

Facing a raise to 8,500 and a call from Matthew Haugen, Griffin Benger three-bet from the small blind to 29,500. The original raiser four-bet to 78,500 as Haugen folded before Benger went all in and his opponent called off his final 50,000.


Haugen announced he folded a nine as the       board was spread by the dealer to ensure Benger was pushed the pot to move to 585,000 in chips.

Griffin Benger585,0005,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:19 PM Local Time
More Brasilia Blues
Eric Tracy420,000-30,000
Mikiyo Aoki390,500115,500
Brian Roberts380,000-18,000
Paul Klann325,000-35,000
Jon Turner310,000170,000
Bryan Huang235,00066,300
Vladimir Shchemelev195,00035,000
Alec Torelli143,0001,500
Byron Kaverman142,000-40,000
Ismael Bojang110,00020,000
Sean Prendiville65,50065,500
Christina Lindley57,500-42,500
Ronnie Bardah42,000-8,000
Tatiana Barausova40,000-190,000