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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,284,200
  • Entries: 243
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:56 PM Local Time
Loeser Bubbles Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty

Manig Loeser

Manig Loeser raised to 215,000 leaving himself only a handful of big blinds behind. A short while ago he had doubled Taylor Black up, and a look seemingly of resigned inevitability came across Black's face as he moved all in. The remaining players folded, and after Loeser surveyed the remaining tables, he called.

Taylor Black:   
Manig Loeser:   

The board came       with the ace on the turn sending Loeser to the rail, narrowly missing out on the money in the second event of the 2018 WSOP. The remaining 37 players are all guaranteed $10,192.

Taylor Black950,000290,000
Manig Loeser0-260,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:49 PM Local Time
Black Doubles Through Loeser

Manig Loeser has been liberally swinging his big stack in the past hour to put the short stacks behind him at risk. From the cutoff, Loeser did it once more, but this time, Taylor Black called from the big blind for 322,000 total.

Taylor Black:   
Manig Loeser:   

Even though railbird Niall Farrell called the four the "money card," there wasn't a penny for Loeser as the board ran out      . The German high roller slipped to 260,000 in the process.

Taylor Black660,000360,000
Manig Loeser260,000-260,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:40 PM Local Time
Sangha Doubles on Money Bubble

Allan Le moved all in on the button and Harsukhpaul Sangha moved all in for his last 132,000 in the small blind. The big blind folded and the pair waited for hands at other tables to conclude before the cards were turned over.

Allan Le:   
Harsukhpaul Sangha:   

There was a small sweat for Sangha on the     flop, but the    runout was safe for him and he doubled up.

Harsukhpaul Sangha270,00070,000
Allan Le180,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:35 PM Local Time
Palmer Takes a Bounty and Doubles

Alan Mastic and Ben Palmer were both all-in and at risk as Bryn Kenney had them both covered with his stack and had called.

Alan Mastic:   
Ben Palmer:   
Bryn Kenney:   

The board ran out       - the pocket nines of Palmer were enough to take Mastic out and earn a double-up from Kenney. The 21,000 side pot and the bounty was sent Palmer's way and after counting out his stack, Kenny had to pay Palmer 84,000. With the elimination of Mastic, there are now 38 players left and hand-for-hand play has started.

Bryn Kenney877,00017,000
Ben Palmer189,000
Alan Mastic0-180,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:28 PM Local Time
Black Doubles Before the Bubble

A player in middle position moved all in for around 200,000 and Taylor Black moved all in for 145,000 in the next position. The remaining players folded and the cards were turned over, with Black in a strong position holding    against his opponent's   

The board came       with pocket jacks holding and Black doubling up.

Taylor Black300,000130,000
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:20 PM Local Time
Fox Over a Million

Elio Fox

Marc Macdonnell raised to 24,000 and Elio Fox shoved all in from the small blind. The player in the big blind looked at his cards and then also decided to go all-in with the smaller stack. Macdonnell got out of their way.

Big Blind:   
Elio Fox:   

The board ran out       - the ace on the flop meant that Fox collected another bounty and his stack is now standing at around 1,200,000.

Elio Fox1,200,000310,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:18 PM Local Time
Racener Doubles Through Black

Taylor Black raised to 25,000 from the hijack and was met by a shove of John Racener for 144,000 in the big blind. Black called.

John Racener:   
Taylor Black:   

The board ran out       - no danger for Racener as he doubled up.

John Racener302,00092,000
Taylor Black170,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:15 PM Local Time
Action Slows Down

With the bubble looming, action has slown down to a crawl, resulting in just one bustout in the past fifteen minutes. 40 players are left, 37 of them will finish in the money.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:14 PM Local Time
Big Stacks
Elio Fox890,000250,000
Bryn Kenney860,000170,000
Justin Young570,000170,000
Alex Foxen550,000-20,000
Joe Cada510,000-10,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:09 PM Local Time
Cada Doubles Through Daher

Joe Cada

Albert Daher was the big stack at the table, and he open-jammed from the cutoff to isolate three shorter stacks in late position. The button folded and Joe Cada had a decision in the small blind. He eventually moved all in himself and the big blind folded.

"Pair?" asked Daher.

Albert Daher:   
Joe Cada:   

The flop came     giving no help to Cada. The turn was the   giving him additional straight outs, which he duly took advantage of on the   river, giving him a wheel and left an exasperated-looking Daher looking to the heavens before counting out his opponent's double-up.

Joe Cada520,000340,000
Albert Daher190,000-260,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:02 PM Local Time
Close to the Bubble

With 41 players at the moment, the bubble is looming as 37 players will be in the money. Hand-for-hand play is expected to start shortly.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:59 PM Local Time
Foxen and Wong Clash

Danny Wong raised to 22,000 from mid-position and was called by Alex Foxen in the cutoff.

The flop brought them the    , Wong continued with a bet of 43,000 and Foxen called once more.

They both checked through the   on the turn to the   on the river. Wong now checked, Foxen bet 67,000. Wong contemplated his options and then raised to 175,000. Foxen asked the dealer for a count and the dealer confirmed the amount. Foxen grabbed some chips, looked at his cards again and reluctantly folded.

The hand after that, Wong raised to 22,000 again but now from early position, Foxen three-bet to 70,000 from the hijack and everyone else folded including Wong.

Alex Foxen570,000-110,000
Danny Wong500,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:58 PM Local Time
No Comeback for Israelashvili

Roland Israelashvili

Left with crumbs after the hand against John Racener, Roland Israelashvili waited patiently before sticking the last bits in. Racener made a small raise to 30,000 on the button and the big blind called.

Both players checked the     flop. The big blind bet 21,000 on the   turn and Racener called, but another 21,000 on the   river was folded by Racener.

The big blind showed   , Israelashvili had    and was gone shortly before the money.

Roland Israelashvili0-18,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:57 PM Local Time
Sangha Takes From Cada

Joe Cada opened from middle position and Harsukhpaul Sangha defended his small blind.

The flop came     and Sangha check-called a bet of 24,000. Sangha then checked dark before the turn   was dealt. Cada checked back, and the pair checked down the   river.

Sangha showed    and that was good enough to take down the pot.

Harsukhpaul Sangha200,000-70,000
Joe Cada180,000180,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:43 PM Local Time
Racener Doubles Through Israelashvili

"It's a set up," said Roland Israelashvili, holding    against the    of John Racener. Israelashvili was on the button, while his opponent was in the small blind.

The board ran out       and Racener doubled up, leaving Israelashvili with around two big blinds as the level ticked over.

John Racener210,00070,000
Roland Israelashvili18,000-112,000
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:43 PM Local Time
Another Bounty for Blair

The board read     and Eric Blair was up for a decision as his opponent had gone all-in after he checked. After some careful consideration, he decided to call.

Opponent:   
Eric Blair:   

Blair had flopped top pair so just needed to avoid another jack or ten to not have to double his opponent up and take the bounty.

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river. No danger as the pot and the bounty was awarded to Blair.

Eric Blair450,000100,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:34 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Bryn Kenney690,00065,000
Alex Foxen680,000240,000
Albert Daher450,000310,000
Justin Young400,000165,000
Eric Blair350,000-10,000
Ben Heath280,000-55,000
Paul Volpe160,000-90,000
Daniel Strelitz150,000-10,000
Roland Israelashvili130,00035,000
Antoine Saout115,000-85,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:30 PM Local Time
Fox Busts Johnson

Elio Fox opened to 17,000 on the button and Chris Johnson three-bet all in from the big blind for 208,000. Fox called.

Elio Fox:   
Chris Johnson:   

There was a queen on the     flop, and Johnson was drawing dead on the   turn. The river was the   and Fox added another bounty to his stack as his table broke. There are now 54 players remaining and only 37 places paid.

Elio Fox640,000140,000
Chris Johnson0-220,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:28 PM Local Time
Kenney Doubles Hill Up

John Racener raised to 6,000 from the button. Jeff Hill shoved for 56,000 in total from the small blind. Bryn Kenney (big blind) also shoved with the much bigger stack. Racener thought about it for a bit but opted to fold.

Jeff Hill:   
Bryn Kenney:   

The board ran out       - no danger for Hill as he doubled up.

Bryn Kenney700,00040,000
Jeff Hill120,000120,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:16 PM Local Time
Half Million for Fox

After a player shoved all in for 28,000, Elio Fox called from the cutoff, John Racener called on the button and Chris Johnson called as well from the small blind.

With one player at risk, the flop came down     and Fox bet 30,000. Racener folded and Johnson called. Both active players checked the   on the turn.

The   rolled off on the river and Johnson opted for a bet of 60,000. Fox, the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion, made a swift call with    and the eight kicker played as Johnson tabled the inferior   . The all-in player had a king-high and was eliminated.

Elio Fox500,000500,000
Chris Johnson220,000220,000
John Racener140,000-150,000
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