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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 4:41 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air!

This will be the final level before dinner break.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:41 PM Local Time
Level 13 started
Level: 13
Blinds: 1200/2400
Ante: 400
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:21 PM Local Time
Break Time; Isaac Baron Still Soaring, Many Notables Fall

Paul Pierce still going strong

The second level of Day 3 is now in the bag with roughly another 280 players being eliminated as approximately 1,287 players are remaining, and they are all now heading on a 20-minute break.

Play would begin this level with Isaac Baron continuing his domination of the day as he saw his stack climb to nearly 900,000 after eliminating Andrew Lichtenberger and another player. Lichtenberger was all in holding    while the short-stacked player held   . With Baron needing to call a further 115,400 to put Lichtenberger at risk, he eventually would and tabled his   . The dealer spread a       board to send two players to the rail and Baron further up the leaderboard.

Joining Baron on the upswing included Joe Kuether who made a push a push towards 700,000, Raj Vohra who won a race against ace-king, and Paul Pierce - fresh off his Q&A with PokerNews and the GPI - managed to double up when he turned a straight.

However this level would be one for notable eliminations as the likes of Mark Radoja, Chris Bell, Blair Hinkle, Russell Crane, Billy Baxter, Aaron Massey, Jake Cody, Matt Vengrin and Erica Lindgren hit the rail. Randy Lew made a move with    that nearly paid off, Johnny Chan ran into Rocky McNatt's flush and Kevin Pollak couldn't outdraw Patrick Coughlin's aces with   .

Once play ended for the second level of the day, Baron would again be top dog with 810,000 while Raul Mestre made a climb to be a close second with 787,000.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:20 PM Local Time
Patient Paul Falls

Paul Pritchett had been grinding his stack solidly for most of his Day 2, never really winning any big pots but never losing any disastrous ones either. Pritchett was patiently looking for a spot to double up and eventually he found that spot. Dealt    in first position he moved all in for 27,400 and got looked up by   . The jacks held to end the dream for Pritchett this year.

Paul Pritchett0-30,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:16 PM Local Time
Sweet Restart for Amundsgard

Norwegian star Ola Amundsgard has had an amazing start of his third day, because we just counted his stack at 460,000.

Ola Amundsgard460,000349,900
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:16 PM Local Time
Moneymaker an Inspiration

Chris Moneymaker

Chris Moneymaker was commenting about the relative ages and experience levels of the players at his table. Pointing at the player on his right, Moneymaker identified him as an "online guy."

"You inspired me," the player said. "I was 13."

"Come on!" Moneymaker said.

"Really ages you, doesn't it?" a person on the rail said.

"Makes me feel great," Moneymaker said with a laugh.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:14 PM Local Time
A Set For Zinno

Anthony Zinno earlier this summer

Anthony Zinno has just managed to find himself a nice double up with pocket aces. From his right a player raised to 4,800 and Zinno three-bet to 10,000. The initial raiser called and the flop came down    .

Both players checked and on the turn, the  , Zinno's opponent bet after which the World Poker Tour Borgata winner moved all in for 31,600.

Zinno was called by    but his   , for top set, was in full control. The river brought the   and Zinno doubled up.

Anthony Zinno80,000-5,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:14 PM Local Time
Von Kriegenbergh Takes from Hagstrom

From early position, Taylor von Kriegenbergh opened with a raise to 5,100. Jonas Hagstrom called on the button, and everyone else folded.

"You start with about 50,000?" asked von Kriegenbergh, a former World Poker Tour champion.

"Yeah," responded Hagstrom quickly.

The flop came down paired with ladies —     — and von Kriegenbergh checked. Hagstrom bet 3,900, and von Kriegenbergh went into the tank. When he emerged after a minute, von Kriegenbergh raised to 17,500. Hagstrom quickly folded, and von Kriegenbergh scooped up the pot.

Taylor von Kriegenbergh412,00047,000
Jonas Hagstrom45,0004,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:12 PM Local Time
Aoki Over Koon

Mikiyo Aoki

Dan Martin opened to 3,500, Jason Koon three bet to 11,000, Mikiyo Aoki four bet to 25,000, Martin folded, and Koon made the call.

The flop came     and Koon check-called a bet of 35,000. The turn was the   and Koon checked. Aoki announced all in and Koon went into the tank.

Koon agonized over his decision for a minute or two, talking to himself and trying to figure out what Aoki could be shoving with. The call would but Koon at risk, and after cutting down all his chips, Koon said fold and flicked his cards into the muck.

Aoki showed him    and Koon nodded his head.

Mikiyo Aoki225,000-35,000
Jason Koon65,000-71,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:12 PM Local Time
Riess Surviving

Ryan Riess shoved a few times from late position, which went uncalled, before opening for 4,000 in middle position. The small blind called, and the flop came    . The small blind check-called 4,500, and Riess checked back the   turn. Both players checked again on the   river, and the small blind turned over   . Riess had it beat with    for a pair of aces on the river.

Ryan Riess43,00012,600
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:11 PM Local Time
Bodo Yolo

We last encountered Bodo Sbrzesny carefully playing his adequate but vulnerable stack. There comes a time however when you need to throw caution to the wind and as good a time as any is when you get dealt   .

Sbrzesny was all in and had been called with the final board showing      . Sbrzesny's cards were the winning ticket and his opponent's cards were in the muck.

Bodo Sbrzesny135,00068,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:10 PM Local Time
Recently Departed
Fatima Moreira de Melo0-100,000
Jake Cody0-24,000
Aaron Massey0-60,000
Matt Vengrin0-72,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:09 PM Local Time
Madsen Tries the Trap

Jeff Madsen checked to Julian Stuer on a board of     , and he bet 13,800. Madsen considered the bet for a bit, then called.

The   completed the board, Madsen knuckled again, and Stuer checked behind. Madsen revealed    for Broadway, and Stuer mucked his hand.

Jeff Madsen230,000110,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:08 PM Local Time
Big Stackin' in Amazon Orange

While all the attention might be on Isaac Baron and his 850K+ chip stack, we do have three players in Amazon Orange that have topped the 500K mark in chips including John Hennigan who had 570,000 at last count.

Steve Tripp630,000-16,000
John Hennigan570,00075,000
Emil Olsson530,000530,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:56 PM Local Time
Actor Comedian Kevin Pollak Done In By Pocket Aces

Kevin Pollak

A few days before the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, actor Kevin Pollak, who finished 134th in this event back in 2012, sent out an interesting tweet. You see, in year's past the comedian had been sponsored by Hollywood Poker, but that deal had expired. As such, Pollak wanted to inquire if any other outlets were interested in putting him in the Main Event in exchange for some publicity.

Enter Chuck Fried, president of TxMQ, a Buffalo, New York company, that jumped on the opportunity. It was a strange and well-timed tale, which ESPN's Andrew Feldman explored in depth. With a newfound sponsor, Pollak was back in action and he made the most of it making it here to Day 3. Unfortunately that is where is adventure will end.

Pollak had been nursing a short stack all day when he finally decided to shove his last 36,100 from the hijack over the top of a 4,500 raise from Patrick Coughlin. Action folded back to Coughlin, who made a quick call.


"I'm done," Pollak said as he got up out of his chair. The ESPN cameras were swarming the table as Pollak put his hand on his head. "Ah, I'm dead," Pollak exclaimed when the     flop failed to provide any glimmer of hope.

The   turn actually left him drawing dead, and after the   was put out on the river, Pollak's 2014 WSOP Main Event came to an end.

"What timing," Pollak said as he shook hands with everyone at the table. "They were the only good-looking cards I've seen in two hours. Good luck everybody."

With that, the celebrity took the long lonely walk out of the Brasilia Room.

Kevin Pollak0-41,600
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:56 PM Local Time
Johnny Chan Rocky'd to the Rail

Johnny Chan

Table 445 once housed two-time World Champion Johnny Chan, but unfortunately his seat is now empty courtesy of Rocky McNatt.

Speaking to McNatt, he informed us that both he and Chan checked a     flop before Chan bet 20,000 when the turn landed the  . McNatt made the call, and when Chan checked the   on the river, McNatt moved all in.

Chan went deep into the tank for several minutes before showing McNatt the   and calling.

McNatt tabled his    for the nut flush and Chan departed to the rail ending his run at being the third player to become a three-time Main Event Champion.

Rocky McNatt280,000-3,000
Johnny Chan0-80,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:50 PM Local Time
Coleman Survives

Maxx Coleman is trying to replicate his deep run in last year's Main Event, when he cashed for $285,000 in 21st place. He's still drawing live after a recent turn of good fortune helped him stay in the tournament.

We found him all in before the flop with    for his last 47,000 and change, and he was against a player holding   . The first four cards came     , leaving Coleman halfway out the door, but a river   saved him.

Maxx Coleman100,00010,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:47 PM Local Time
Paredes Loses Raising War

David Paredes was in the cutoff and facing a three-bet to 12,000 from a player on the button. Paredes made it 23,800, and his opponent thought for awhile before announcing 65,000. Paredes mucked after deliberating for a bit, smiling and asking if he had been bluffed.

David Paredes228,000-30,000
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:45 PM Local Time
A Few Counts in Brasilia Silver
Morgan Popham509,00051,000
Michael Aron499,200-12,800
Chris Moneymaker166,80036,800
Jason Koon136,000-36,000
Kevin Eyster119,000119,000
Rep Porter79,500-89,400
David Bach53,500-44,200
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:42 PM Local Time
Orange Chip Counts
Isaac Baron889,00014,000
John Hennigan495,000270,000
Ali Eslami415,000133,000
Daniel Wilson410,000-20,000
Cai Zhen325,00025,000
Mark Newhouse325,000104,600
Dustin Iannotti236,00051,000
Goran Mandic215,000-35,000
Dan Smith214,000104,000
Mars Callahan190,000-40,000
Joas Mudde172,00021,600
Jason Wheeler165,000-10,000
Randy Ohel140,00035,000
Kyle Bowker100,000100,000
Aaron Massey60,000-10,000
Lucas Greenwood55,000-185,000
Matt Waxman52,000-25,000
Timothy Finne48,00048,000
Stuart Rutter32,000-167,500
Jake Cody24,000-56,000
Billy Baxter0-70,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander