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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 10:59 PM Local Time
Abe Mosseri Doubles Through Eric Hicks

Abe Mosseri

We didn't catch the pre-flop action but according to Abe Mosseri all the chips went in pre-flop and he was all in and at risk against the big stack of Eric Hicks. Mosseri held    and Hicks held   . The board ran out       and Mosseri's set of sevens was more than enough to win him the pot and keep him alive.

Eric Hicks715,000-175,000
Abe Mosseri277,000-23,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:54 PM Local Time
More Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Raul Mestre908,000-2,500
Martin Jacobson650,00045,000
Tony Ruberto645,00095,000
Taylor von Kriegenbergh427,00037,000
Mike Gogliormella280,000-41,000
Ariel Celestino255,00075,000
David Paredes255,000145,000
Chris DeMaci240,000-10,000
Hasan Habib198,00074,000
Manig Loeser185,000-32,000
Joe Kuether165,000-325,000
Faraz Jaka147,00012,000
Garrett Greer145,00045,000
Joseph McKeehen135,000-60,000
Bryan Devonshire114,000-116,000
Antonio Esfandiari100,000-107,000
Andrew Scott96,00036,000
Ryan Tepen90,0006,000
Anton Makiievskyi0-205,000
Haralabos Voulgaris0-102,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:54 PM Local Time
A Few Chip Counts
Dan Smith817,000250,000
Jared Bleznick512,000395,000
Marius Pospiech426,00066,000
Matt Waxman372,00065,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:54 PM Local Time
Hughes Leaves Huang Short

We didn't see the action, but Mark Hughes and Bryan Huang got it all in preflop at Table 4.


Hughes was at risk, but his lead remained comfortable as he had Huang drawing dead after fourth street.

Mark Hughes355,000355,000
Bryan Huang72,000-163,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:53 PM Local Time
Shchemelev Forces a Fold

With about 60,000 in the middle and a board of     , Vladimir Shchemelev tossed out a bet of 20,000 and Ismael Bojang was forced to fold.

Vladimir Shchemelev450,000265,000
Ismael Bojang85,000-10,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:52 PM Local Time
Pierce Slams All In On Kaczka

Paul Pierce

From under the gun, Harry Kaczka raised to 9,000 with 113,000 behind. Action then folded to NBA star Paul Pierce in the small blind, and he reraised all in for a little under 200,000, having Kaczka covered. After a bit of tanking — and painful tanking at that — Kaczka folded.

"Seven-deuce!" yelled out Pierce, hinting that he shoved all in with seven-deuce — the worst starting hand in hold'em. "All in with seven-deuce off suit!"

Paul Pierce205,00025,000
Harry Kaczka113,0003,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:51 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia
Morgan Popham580,00060,000
Paul Klann405,00080,000
Brian Roberts403,000127,000
Curtis Rystadt398,00099,000
Kevin Eyster341,000171,000
Gennady Shimelfarb220,00030,000
Brett Richey202,000-28,000
Vladimir Shchemelev185,000-10,000
Byron Kaverman167,50025,500
Tatiana Barausova158,000-19,000
Mike Dentale122,500-85,500
Tyler Patterson110,00038,800
Ismael Bojang95,000-15,000
Jonathan Aguiar87,000-73,000
John Gordon80,00080,000
Jens Kyllonen79,50010,500
Sean Winter59,000-5,500
Thayer Rasmussen37,000-23,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:50 PM Local Time
Little by Little

Jonathan Little reported that he ran his stack up to 110,000 by stealing and then dwindled to 70,000 by not stealing. Little was then all in with    versus    and held after a     flop to finish on 134,000 at the break.

Little opened to 8,000 just after the break and got one caller in the cut-off. They saw a flop of     with neither player wagering chips so the dealer put out the turn card  . This time Little check-called a bet of 13,000, whereupon his opponent remarked, "You can write more hands for your book."

The river card was the  . No chips went forward and Little turned over   for the nut flush. Perhaps that one will make his next book after all.

Jonathan Little158,00024,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:48 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Michael Aron760,00085,000
John Kabbaj752,000242,000
Vitaly Lunkin440,00010,000
Darren Rabinowitz425,00035,000
Ryan Fair375,000263,700
Huck Seed306,000121,000
Hans Winzeler290,00055,000
David Pham90,0005,000
Ronnie Bardah80,00010,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:48 PM Local Time
More Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Matthew Haugen935,000-3,000
David Tuthill865,000705,000
Raj Vohra760,00018,000
Griffin Benger640,00010,000
Ankush Mandavia590,000-110,000
Thomas Winters345,000225,000
Blake Whittington110,000-90,000
John Monnette105,000-9,000
Brian Hastings95,000-68,000
Barry Hutter85,000-140,000
Alessio Isaia82,000-55,000
Matthias De Meulder65,000-35,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:44 PM Local Time
Koon KO'd

Jason Koon - Eliminated

Faced with a three-bet shove for his tournament life from Jorryt van Hoof, Jason Koon, the original raiser, called.

van Hoof:   

Koon thought the Dutchman had a pair, and unfortunately for him it pipped his own holdings. The board ran out pure and Koon was eliminated.

Jorryt van Hoof280,000137,500
Jason Koon00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:43 PM Local Time
Ruth Graham Risks It All

With close to 45,000 in the pot on a board of      , Ruth Graham was facing a bet of 23,500. She moved all in for approximately 135,000 total causing her opponent to shake his head. He stared down at the food in front of him and then looked upwards as if seeking some divine intervention. After nearly three minutes, he released his hand.

Graham has been surviving with a moderately short stack for most of the day but now finds herself over the 200,000 chip mark.

Ruth Graham205,000118,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:42 PM Local Time
Ezzie Awards a "Courtesy Double Up"

Harry Kaczka raised to 8,000 in late position, Raymond Ezzie three-bet to 21,000 on the button, and a third player cold four-bet all in for 77,500 out of the big blind. Kaczka folded, and the action was back on Ezzie.

"Courtesy double up," he said, tossing in a call.


The player improved to a pair of queens on a flop of    , but Ezzie had a gut-shot straight draw and a backdoor flush draw. The   on the turn kept the latter draw alive, but the   bricked off on the river.

Ezzie gave the player his courtesy double up, and dipped to 375,000 chips.

Raymond Ezzie375,000-85,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:37 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
John Kabbaj510,000-150,000
Chanracy Khun490,00095,000
Timothy Reilly480,00010,000
Vitaly Lunkin430,00090,000
Jeff Madsen410,000-75,000
Darren Rabinowitz390,00084,000
Vinny Pahuja350,000-55,000
Paul Tedeschi350,000-35,000
Mukul Pahuja325,000-15,000
Raymond Ezzie280,000-60,000
Michael Binger260,00072,000
Hans Winzeler235,000235,000
Christopher Smith225,000-65,500
Tony Hachem200,000115,000
Huck Seed185,000-25,000
Daniel Alaei170,000-3,000
Steve Brecher165,00015,000
Ben Yu130,00055,000
Harry Kaczka110,000-41,000
Max Pescatori100,000-44,500
David Pham85,000-135,000
Ronnie Bardah70,00028,000
Jason Helder70,000-55,000
Zachary Donovan0-155,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:31 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are now back in the air for the final level of the day!

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:31 PM Local Time
Level 15 started
Level: 15
Blinds: 2000/4000
Ante: 500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:11 PM Local Time
Break Time; Mehrdad Yousefzadeh Hits the Milli Mark, Huck Seed the Last Remaining World Champion

Mehrdad Yousefzadeh

The fourth and penultimate level of Day 3 has been completed with roughly 855 players remaining. Those players are now on a 20-minute break.

On the resumption of play following dinner break, it would be Mehrdad Yousefzadeh taking a sizeable pot off Phil Ivey to launch himself to roughly 660,000. Although Matthew Haugen would have the biggest flirt of reaching a million in chips when he peaked at 945,000 it would be Yousefzadeh who catapulted himself to 1,050,000 late in the level before heading to break with an impressive 1,049,500.

The other story of the level would be the one that left Huck Seed as the only remaining World Champion in the field following the earlier eliminations of Ryan Riess, Johnny Chan, Robert Varkonyi and most recently Chris Moneymaker. After Moneymaker moved to the action table that included Paul Pierce and Michael Binger, Moneymaker would see the last of his chips enter the     flop with his    in the lead against Raymond Ezzie's   . The   on the turn and   on the river would ensure Moneymaker's exit as Seed became the last Main Event Champion standing.

Speaking of Pierce, the 10-time NBA All-Star would have a heavy rail for the majority of the level but he would float above and below the 200,000-chip mark before ending with 180,000, while the likes of Steve Dannenmann, Marvin Rettenmaier, Aaron Steury, Jason Koon, Bryce Yockey, John Hennigan and Hac Dang weren't as fortunate as they found themselves on the rail.

Joining Yousefzadeh up top on the leaderboard include Haugen (938,000), Raul Mestre (910,500), Andrew Liporace (899,500), Eric Hicks (848,000).

Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:10 PM Local Time
Turner Snaps Off Torelli

Jon Turner was on the button against Alec Torelli in the big blind, and he bet 20,500 on a     flop after Torelli checked. Torelli called, and a   hit the turn. Torelli checked once more, and "PearlJammer" bet 27,000 this time. Torelli pushed all in, and Turner instantly called.

Turner turned over    for a set, and Torelli got up and slid his stacks over to Turner, as he was drawing dead with   .

Jon Turner340,00030,000
Alec Torelli0-143,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:08 PM Local Time
It's A Secret

With approximately 95,000 in the pot, Roman Valerstein was facing a bet of 36,000 on a board of     . He raised it up to 100,000 causing his opponent to lean back instantly in his chair, his hands over his head.

He leaned forward, staring at Valerstein, while shuffling a stack of chips clumsily in his right hand. He muttered something under his breath to his neighbor and went back to staring at his foe. Valerstein sat there, quiet, looking straight ahead. After nearly five minutes in the tank, Valerstein's opponent folded and showed   .

"What'd you have?" he asked Valerstein.

"I can't tell you," was the response. "Maybe at the end of the night." Valerstein was up to 740,000 after taking down that pot.

Roman Valerstein740,000105,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 10:04 PM Local Time
Top Two for Greer

Garrett Greer raised to 6,000 from under the gun, Taylor von Kriegenbergh called on his direct left, and Tom Cannuli called in the hijack. The trio all checked on a flop of    , and the turn was a repeat seven - the  .

Greer led out for 7,500, only Cannuli called, and the   completed the board. Greer check-called a bet of 18,500 on the river ( ), and Cannuli quickly flashed his hand. It went into the muck when Greer showed   , however, and he was awarded the pot.

Tom Cannuli260,000-55,000
Garrett Greer100,00035,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander