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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 6:21 PM Local Time
Benger Busts Seidel in 200K Race

Erik Seidel - Eliminated

Griffin Benger recently tweeted that he eliminated Erik Seidel in a 200,000-chip race, so we went over to the table to score the details.

According to the Canadian, he raised to 5,100, Seidel three-bet to 14,000, and Benger put in a fourth bet to 30,200. Seidel moved all in for around 100,000, and Benger called.

Benger's    held up agains Seidel's   , and the latter hit the rail. Benger is up to 340,000 chips.

Griffin Benger340,00070,000
Erik Seidel0-130,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:20 PM Local Time
Celtic Charge

"Some spin up from last night." Dermot Blain said to PokerNews as we counted his ever growing stack. At one point, not too far off the close of play yesterday, he was down to a sub 20,000 stack and now he has 330,000.

His fellow red head Celt, Niall Farrell, isn't doing too badly either on near 220,000 with the average stack right around 180,000.

Dermot Blain330,000238,000
Niall Farrell219,00061,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:16 PM Local Time
Kitty Kuo KO'd

Kitty Kuo

Following a limp, Kitty Kuo moved all in for 29,200 and once the action folded back to the limper, he eventually made the call.


The     flop put Kuo's opponent squarely in the lead, but the   on the turn now gave Kuo outs to a straight.

Unfortunately for Kuo, the river landed the   and she was bounced to the rail.

Kitty Kuo0-95,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:15 PM Local Time
Counts From Silver
Michael Aron515,000-111,000
Sam Jaddi385,0000
Dan Martin330,0005,000
Mikiyo Aoki275,000-5,000
Chris Moneymaker215,00053,000
Brian Hastings215,0004,000
Rep Porter150,000-75,000
Eric Ethans120,0000
Max Pescatori120,000-30,000
Jason Koon90,000-10,000
Jamie Kerstetter40,000-10,000
David Bach30,000-23,500
Stephen McNally23,00023,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:15 PM Local Time
More Counts from Brasilia Silver
Michael Aron626,000126,800
Roman Valerstein516,000516,000
Dan Sindelar360,00080,000
Kenny Tran257,000132,000
Maxx Coleman244,500144,500
Andrey Zaichenko241,400-43,600
Brian Hastings211,000-19,000
Leif Force209,000111,300
Assani Fisher181,000-80,000
Chris Moneymaker162,0002,000
Michael Shklover142,500142,500
Kevin Eyster122,0003,000
Thayer Rasmussen81,200-18,800
Amir Lehavot45,000-45,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:14 PM Local Time
Bobby is on the Mapp

Robert "Bobby" Mapp

The World Series of Poker Main Event is full of players with unique journeys to their seat. Robert "Bobby" Mapp has a great story.

Bobby Mapp is in his 70's and has 10 grandchildren. Each of them chipped in to purchase his Main Event ticket to fulfill one of Bobby's dreams.

It is now Day 3 and Bobby has a well above average stack.

In a recent hand, a player in middle position raised to 4,500, the player in the hijack called, and action folded around to Bobby, who three bet to 25,500. Both players tossed their cards in the muck and Bobby raked in the pot.

Bobby Mapp216,000216,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:13 PM Local Time
Two Bust from Table 441

John Kabbaj and Vitaly Lunkin record knockouts

After John Kabbaj eliminated Marcos De Siqueira in a massive, set-over-set hand to propel him over 500,000 chips, Vitaly Lunkin eliminated Paul Douglass.

Douglass was all in and at risk with    on a flop of    , and unfortunately for him Lunkin had flopped a set of his own with   . The   on the turn gave Douglass chop outs, but the   bricked off on the river, and he was eliminated.

Lunkin is up to 325,000 chips.

John Kabbaj515,000290,000
Vitaly Lunkin325,000105,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:11 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Counts
Steve Chanthabouasy610,000-10,000
Munir Shahin590,00060,000
Oscar Kemps577,0007,000
Maria Mayrinck388,00028,000
Allen Cunningham253,00043,000
John Juanda205,000113,000
Roland Israelashvili154,00034,000
Alex Queen128,500-72,500
Anthony Zinno127,00047,000
Marvin Rettenmaier65,000-8,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:10 PM Local Time
Some Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Silver
Andoni Larrabe600,000310,700
Morgan Popham520,00011,000
Dan Martin325,0005,000
Rep Porter225,000145,500
Rory Brown185,0005,000
Steve Brecher162,00027,000
Chris Moneymaker160,000-13,000
Max Pescatori150,00035,000
Tony Ma140,00095,500
David Paredes110,000-118,000
Keith Lehr100,000-107,000
Jason Koon100,00035,000
Steve Dannenmann80,000-44,500
Mitch Schock75,000-2,000
Jamie Kerstetter50,000-22,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:06 PM Local Time
Kemps Turns his Dream into Reality

Dutchman Oscar Kemps just won an enormous pot off Darlene Lee to put him near the top of the chip counts. Kemps was kind enough to share the details of the hand with us as he's now in great shape for a very deep run.

The action started with an under-the-gun raise from Lee and Kemps called. The other players folded and the flop came down    . Lee bet 8,000 and Kemps raised it up to 20,500, which was called.

On the turn the   hit and Lee checked to Kemps who bet 28,500. Lee put in a hefty check-raise up to 100,000 and Kemps made the call.

On the river a   popped up and Lee put Kemps all in for his tournament life. Kemps snap-called holding    for a straight flush and Lee showed her    for the ace-high flush.

Lee, who was up to 660,000 before this hand, lost with aces against ace-king a little while later but still sits on 345,000 chips.

Oscar Kemps570,0000
Darlene Lee345,000-90,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:05 PM Local Time
Get That Outta Here!

Jorn Walthaus gets Boomshakalaka'd

Decked out in a very Celtic-proud set of green shorts and t-shirt, Paul Pierce stood up and celebrated after winning a big pot.

As Jorn Walthaus made a speedy exit to the rail, our PokerNews reporter enquired about the hand details from tablemate Raymond Ezzie.

Ezzie explained that Pierce limped in early position only to have Walthaus raise from the small blind. Pierce made the call, and then called a bet on a     flop that contained two spades.

The turn landed the   and Walthaus fired out again with Pierce making the call as the river landed the  . Walthaus moved all in and Pierce quickly made the call.

Walthaus tabled his    for a king-high airball and Pierce tabled his    for a set to scoop the pot and climb to 237,000 in chips.

Paul Pierce237,00096,000
Jorn Walthaus0-110,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:58 PM Local Time
Roberts Picks Off Matros for Stacks

We found Brian Roberts tanking in the big blind against a shove from Matt Matros on the button. The board was     , and Matros was all in for 97,400. Roberts thought for a couple of minutes while we were there, and the player in Seat 9 nudged the dealer and called the clock. About halfway through his final minute, Roberts called.


The table complimented Roberts on the call, and he was rewarded for his excellent play when the   hit the river.

Afterward, Roberts declared that it was a "10-minute" hand when the table discussed the clock being called.

Brian Roberts398,000288,000
Matt Matros0-79,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:53 PM Local Time
Dias Busts Opponent

Bernardo Da Silveira Dias raised to 5,300 in early position, Jonathan Little reraised to 11,300 out of the cutoff, and a third player cold four-bet all in for 24,900. Dias reshoved, and Little folded.


The kings held up as the board came      , and Dias dragged the pot.

Bernardo Da Silveira Dias170,000170,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:52 PM Local Time
Ole Schemion's First Main Event Comes to an End

Ole Schemion

We did not see the hand that he was eliminated on but Ole Schemion's seat has been vacated and he has been eliminated from his first WSOP Main Event. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future for the German wunderkind.

Ole Schemion0-62,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:50 PM Local Time
Ivey Chops and Then Loses

Phil Ivey just raised to 5,100 and the player in the big blind defended. The flop came down     and Ivey's opponent check-called 7,500.

On the turn the   hit and the big blind checked again after which Ivey bet 17,500. Ivey's opponent called and both players checked on the river when the   popped up.

The big blind showed    and Ivey tabled   , as both players played the board.

The pot was chopped, but a little while later a colleague brought to our attention that Ivey had lost a big pot versus a set of kings. This pot knocked Ivey back down to 410,000, but he's still among the bigger stacks in the room.

Phil Ivey410,000-40,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:49 PM Local Time
Top Pair for Hachem

On a flop of    , Tony Hachem was faced with a bet of 17,500 which he called before both players checked the   on the turn.

When the river landed the  , the small blind bet out 17,000 and Hachem instantly called from the button while tabling his   . The small blind mucked and Hachem collected the pot to move to roughly 300,000 in chips.

Tony Hachem300,00045,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:45 PM Local Time
Fast Fold for Mestre Brings Relief

Raul Mestre had opened the betting and Aaron Bichler had made the call in the big blind. The flop was     and Bichler sat quietly deciding on his next move. Mestre seemed poised in his seat, eager to see what his opponent would do.

Close to a minute passed before Bichler bet 6,000 and Mestre's cards were instantly in the muck as he left the table and dashed for a bathroom break.

Raul Mestre735,000-15,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:44 PM Local Time
The Title Defense Comes to an End for "Riess the Beast"

Ryan Riess

In 2013, Ryan Riess topped a field of 6,352 players to win the Main Event and etch his name in poker history. Riess returned this year seeking back-to-back titles, and he had an impressive showing making it all the way to Day 3. Unfortunately, that is where his title defense will end.

Riess, who began the day with 84,900, had been nursing a short stack for quite some time when he opted to move all in from early position for his last 20,400. With the ESPN cameras rolling, action folded around to Steve Brecher, who made the call from the big blind with the   . Riess then tabled the   .

It was a bad spot for Riess, and he needed a lot of luck to stay alive. The     flop meant he needed either a four or running hearts, but the latter option disappeared when the   appeared on the turn. Riess seemed to know his time was up and watched helplessly as the   blanked on the river.

"Good luck guys," Riess offered before exiting the tournament to a nice round of applause. Riess then offered some final words on social media: "The dream is over. Good luck to all my friends and piece still in."

Steve Brecher135,00060,000
Ryan Riess0-29,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:43 PM Local Time
Waxman's Got a Stack

Matt Waxman

On a board showing      , with quite a lot of chips already in the pot, it was Matt Waxman who moved all in.

The dealer tossed the all-in button towards Waxman, signalling his move, and John Hennigan, his lone opponent on the button, called rather quickly.

"Full house," Waxman announced as he turned over    and Hennigan shook his head as he mucked his cards.

When the dealer started counting out Waxman's stack, for a total of 76,400, Hennigan said, "I thought he bet 50k?"

"No, he moved all in," the dealer said and Hennigan shook his head once more, as he had to pay an extra 26,400 on top of the chips that Waxman had slid forward.

Waxman now sits on a very comfortable stack while Hennigan's lost a lot this level.

John Hennigan280,000-235,000
Matt Waxman236,000182,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:38 PM Local Time
Pierce Releases on River

Paul Pierce

The action folded round to a very relaxed Paul Pierce in the cutoff who currently was having his calf muscles worked on by a masseuse. The 10-time NBA All-Star splashed the pot with three yellow 1,000-denomination chips to signify a call before Christopher Smith raised it up to 6,500 from the button. Raymond Ezzie called from the big blind and Smith made the call to see the dealer spread a     flop.

Both Ezzie and Pierce checked to Smith who bet out 9,500 to force a quick fold from Ezzie before Pierce reached for his orange 5,000-denomination chips and quickly tossed in five of them to raise it up to 25,000. Smith hesitated for a little before making the call as the turn landed the  . Pierce checked, as did Smith, before the dealer delivered the   on the river.

Pierce reached for a stack of chips and slowly cut them out back-and-forth before returning them to his stack and tapping his arm to indicate a check. Smith reached down into his stack before cutting out a bet of 40,000.

Sitting up slightly from his turned-around chair, Pierce picked up his cards and bounced them into the muck while shaking his head angrily from left to right while slipping to 141,000 in chips.

Raymond Ezzie170,000170,000
Paul Pierce141,000-32,000
Christopher Smith125,000125,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander