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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 5:33 PM Local Time
Morris Checks Back Underfull

Jonathan Aguiar bet 8,000 on a flop of    , and Arthur Morris called from the button. The   led to Aguiar checking, and he called 15,800 from Morris. Aguiar checked again on the   river.

"I have a six," Morris said.

Aguiar tossed    into the middle for a higher boat.

Morris shook his head, turning over the   before mucking.

Arthur Morris258,000-39,000
Jonathan Aguiar177,000119,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:30 PM Local Time
Counts From Brasilia
Maria Mayrinck360,00045,000
Mikiyo Aoki280,00055,000
Rory Brown180,000-15,000
Chris Moneymaker173,000-42,000
Byron Kaverman125,000-15,000
Eric Ethans120,00040,000
David Vamplew74,000-43,000
Artem Litvinov45,000-149,200
Ryan Riess29,000-5,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:29 PM Local Time
Kaverman Tanks and Calls

We found Byron Kaverman checking a final board of       in middle position. His opponent, on Kaverman's left, bet 25,000, and Kaverman tanked for about three minutes, looking at his opponent a few times. Finally, he tossed in a call and was shown    for a flush.

Byron Kaverman140,00010,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:26 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Blue
Raul Mestre750,000-37,000
Tom Roupe620,000270,400
Tim Stansifer595,000124,000
Curtis Rystadt299,000-31,000
Gennady Shimelfarb190,000190,000
Mike Dentale177,300177,300
Bryan Devonshire160,000127,000
Ismael Bojang146,0009,000
Jon Turner140,000100,000
Aaron Steury116,000116,000
Chris Lee95,50095,500
Layne Flack81,700-60,300
Matt Matros79,000-57,700
Tyler Patterson71,2006,200
Jens Kyllonen69,000-49,000
Sean Winter64,500-100,500
Amit Makhija44,300-2,700
Adam Levy24,000-102,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:26 PM Local Time
Pierce Sits, Three-Bets

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce was just moved to the Purple Section of the Amazon Room, and on one of his first hands he was faced with a raise of 5,100 from Scott Baumstein in middle position. Pierce reached into his stack, flicking out a reraise to 21,000, and the action was back on Baumstein.

The American pro mulled the decision over for a minute or so before tossing his cards into the muck, and the pot was pushed to the 10-time NBA All-Star.

Paul Pierce173,00013,000
Scott Baumstein115,000-20,700
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:22 PM Local Time
Amazon Orange Counts
Isaac Baron845,00035,000
Steve Tripp675,000-15,000
Tyler Witteman645,000645,000
Ryan Hall580,000-10,000
Mehrdad Yousefzadeh545,000227,200
Emil Olsson530,0000
John Hennigan515,000-55,000
Eric Hicks505,000-58,000
Julio Belluscio485,00042,500
Ali Eslami475,00060,000
Phil Ivey450,000-21,100
Frank DeGeorge445,000445,000
Scott Palmer375,000-45,000
Dan Smith315,000101,000
Cong Pham235,000-45,000
Phil Galfond210,00040,000
Abe Mosseri170,000-30,000
Brian Yoon155,00092,600
JJ Liu150,00016,500
Ruth Graham140,00030,000
Maria Ho115,00045,000
Gavin Griffin65,00065,000
Matt Waxman53,5001,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:21 PM Local Time
Charlie Combes Over Clark

Chuck Clark

Chuck Clark got his last 30,000 or so all in preflop and found himself in a race situation against fellow Brit Charlie Combes.


Clark had the best of it, but he needed to dodge overs and diamonds to keep his tournament hopes alive. That proved easier said than done though as the     flop delivered Combes a pair of aces. Clark did flop a flush draw, but it didn't come as the   blanked on the turn followed by the   on the river.

Chuck Clark00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:18 PM Local Time
Obst Back in it

James Obst started the day with 105,000 chips but an early bluff knocked him down to around 40,000.

Just now it was Obst who ended up all in before the flop and he was up against his right neighbor, Ola Amundsgard.


The board ran out       and Obst raked in a much needed double up. There are plenty of chips at this table as the two players to Obst's right, Amundsgard and Munir Shahin, are among the biggest stacks in the room.

Munir Shahin530,0000
Ola Amundsgard465,0005,000
James Obst78,00078,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:18 PM Local Time
Pierce Nails the Trey

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce three bet a preflop open and a player in late position four-bet shoved. The original raiser moved out of the way and Pierce had his chips in the middle before the cards were in the muck.


It wasn't yet known which player was at risk as both had very similar stacks. The dealer fanned out a     which led to a fist-pump from Pierce. The turn and river fell --  -- Pierce's three kings were best and the dealer began to count out his stack.

After the count, Pierce had 900 chips fewer than his opponent and was pushed the double up.

Just before the hand played out, former NBA player Earl Barron walked up to Pierce to tell him the news of Barron's recent departure from the Main Event.

Barron was crippled just earlier when his    got run down by an opponent's    and a few hands later got    in against   . Barron had flopped best with the     flop but the turn was a   and Barron's quest was halted.

Paul Pierce160,0000
Earl Barron00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:17 PM Local Time
Riess Promises to Last

The cameras are trained on Ryan Riess just in case he busts the tournament, and from the table next to his Chris Moneymaker was teasing Riess that the cameramen are getting bored. If it were him, Moneymaker said, he have bust by now and they could go home.

"They're going to be here all day," Riess told him.

"That's a great attitude," Moneymaker conceded

Ryan Riess34,000-9,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:15 PM Local Time
Barry Greenstein Eliminated

Barry Greenstein

Down to just 27,800 in chips, Barry Greenstein moved all in first to act with   . He would have the bad timing to run into    and despite picking up a diamond flush draw on the turn, Greenstein would be eliminated when the board ran out      . He shook hands with his opponent and headed quietly out of the Amazon Room.

Barry Greenstein0-72,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:14 PM Local Time
Some Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Bronze

There are only seven tables remaining in the Bronze Section of the Brasilia Room. We took one last pass for chip counts before these players are sent to new tables.

Konstantin Puchkov480,000315,000
Peter Neff425,0002,600
Maria Mayrinck315,000-25,000
Brian Hastings230,00021,200
Eric Wasserson0-25,200
Kunal Patel00
Orson Young00
Ted Forrest0-57,500
Morgan Machina00
Chris Lindh00
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:12 PM Local Time
Some Purple Counts
Raj Vohra510,00037,000
Michael Stembera460,000130,000
Brian Townsend430,00035,000
Thomas Lynde345,00050,000
Joseph McKeehen270,00075,000
Chris DeMaci210,000-30,000
Ryan Olisar175,00050,000
Zach Hall165,000-6,300
Michele Limongi160,000160,000
Faraz Jaka135,000-55,000
Tommy Vedes120,000-13,000
John Holley120,000-126,000
Daniel Rohde110,000110,000
Hasan Habib107,000-3,000
Matthias De Meulder95,0005,000
Todd Brunson65,000-9,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:10 PM Local Time
Siffledeen Shoves on Juanda

We caught the action when the dealer put     on the flop and Quentin Siffledeen checked from early position. John Juanda, on the button, bet 18,000 and Siffledeen called.

The turn brought the   and Siffledeen checked again, after which Juanda bet 52,000.

"All in," Siffledeen snapped back at Juanda as soon as his bet hit the felt.

Juanda looked back down at his cards and slowly he pushed them into the muck.

"Huuuuge hand," Siffledeen smiled as he raked in the pot.

"I knew you had a big hand, but I didn't think you would go all in," Juanda replied as he's now down to below six figures.

Quentin Siffledeen380,00070,000
John Juanda92,000-68,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:03 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Section Chip Counts
Steve Chanthabouasy620,000620,000
Munir Shahin530,000-55,000
Oscar Kemps260,000260,000
Allen Cunningham210,000-8,500
Kevin Vandersmissen190,000107,900
Tony Moreno125,000
Tom Marchese122,000-28,000
Roland Israelashvili120,00035,000
Elliot Smith68,00068,000
Ole Schemion62,000-73,000
Marvin Rettenmaier56,00019,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:01 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
Matthew Haugen445,000445,000
Taylor von Kriegenbergh390,000-22,000
Paul Tedeschi385,00065,000
Timothy Reilly385,000-15,000
Christopher Tolone385,000385,000
Griffin Benger270,000-40,000
Tony Hachem255,000-5,000
Antonio Esfandiari245,00015,000
John Monnette150,00085,000
Daniel Alaei140,000-70,000
Erik Seidel130,000-10,000
Anton Makiievskyi125,00035,000
Jason Helder120,000120,000
Kitty Kuo95,00025,000
Nancy Birnbaum75,000-5,000
Martin Staszko60,000-5,000
Joep van den Bijgaart55,000-50,500
Thursday, July 10, 2014 5:00 PM Local Time
McLellan Four-Bets All

Duncan McLellan had opened the action with a bet of 5,700 and got a caller two seats to his left before it got to the big blind who raised to 13,400. This seems to be a spot McLellan relishes and he had no hesitation in moving all in. The player who called him let out a little cry of annoyance and shot McLellan an angry look but he wasn't fazed.

Duncan McLellan96,000-44,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:55 PM Local Time
Ashton Done and Dusted

Matthew Ashton, who won last year's $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, is no more. Ashton managed to work his stack up to 240,000 here on Day 3, but ended up giving most of it to Konstantin Puchkov.

First, he shoved holding the    on     flop against two opponents, but bricked out and saw the 420,000 slip his grasp. Then he got it on holding the    on a     flop against Puchkov's   . The turn and river both blanked, and that was all she wrote for Ashton, who cashed just one of the 13 events he played this summer (he took 107th in Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better for $2,657.

Matthew Ashton0-150,300
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:50 PM Local Time
Fair Play

We're not sure when the money went in, but when we arrived at Table 441, Ryan Fair was all in and at risk with    on a completed board of      . Marcos De Siqueira's    was being pulled into the muck, and the dealer was taking 52,800 from his stack to give to Fair.

Fair doubled to 111,300 chips, while Siqueira dropped to 170,000.

Ryan Fair111,300111,300
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:45 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Purple
Aaron Wilt345,000-14,000
Corey Thompson335,000335,000
Rocky McNatt315,0000
Zachary Donovan290,000-80,000
John Kabbaj225,00015,000
David Pham220,00010,000
Vitaly Lunkin220,00035,000
Mukul Pahuja215,000-5,000
Huck Seed190,00062,000
Michael Binger175,00070,000
Jeff Madsen140,000-90,000
Laurence Grondin130,000130,000
Alexis Gilbard130,000-13,900
Darren Rabinowitz130,000-1,000
Jorn Walthaus110,00049,500
Thayer Rasmussen100,0003,900
Ben Yu45,000-130,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander