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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 9:15 PM Local Time
Loeser Adds Another Bounty

Manig Loeser

It folded to the player on the button who moved all in for 157,000. Manig Loeser was in the small blind and thought before moving all in himself. The big blind folded.

All-in Player:   
Manig Loeser:   

The board ran out       and Loeser added a healthy amount of chips to his stack, moving over 500,000 in the process, and pocketing another $3,000 bounty chip.

Manig Loeser520,000170,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:07 PM Local Time
Chen Eliminated Shortly After the Break

Harsukhpaul Sangha missed the first hand after the break, but soon made up for it in the second hand back, eliminating Pete Chen. Chen held    and Sangha   .

The board ran out       and Chen was eliminated.

Harsukhpaul Sangha270,000
Pete Chen0-40,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:44 PM Local Time

Players are going on break as they color up the T-500 chips.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:42 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at the Break
Ben Heath335,000248,000
Kenny Hallaert305,0005,000
Mohsin Charania270,000207,000
Paul Volpe250,000130,000
Marc Macdonnell230,000-10,000
Antoine Saout200,0000
Daniel Strelitz160,000-20,000
Albert Daher140,000-110,000
Roland Israelashvili95,0005,000
Tom Marchese80,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:40 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Bryn Kenney660,000425,000
Alex Foxen440,000166,000
Manig Loeser350,000-17,000
Talal Shakerchi325,00055,000
Kenny Hallaert300,000-60,000
John Racener290,000239,000
Davis Aalvik210,00025,000
Brian Rast90,0005,000
Pete Chen40,00040,000
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:36 PM Local Time
Prize Pool Details Confirmed


The prize pool details have been announced. With 243 entries in total, a prize pool of $1,555,200 has been created, with 36 of those entries making the money and a min-cash good for $10,192.

The winner will walk away with the first-place cash of $393,693 and the coveted gold WSOP bracelet (and the bounties they managed to collect over the duration of the tournament).

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:34 PM Local Time
Owen Falls To Peebles

Adam Owen

With a player on the button havind a stack of just three antes, Adam Owen seized the opportunity and shoved all in for 38,000 from middle position. Behind him, Thomas Peebles came over the top for 140,000, and the button called all in as well.

Adam Owen:   
Thomas Peebles:   

The board ran out       and Peebles collected both player's bounties.

Thomas Peebles240,000240,000
Adam Owen0-100,500
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:25 PM Local Time
Christner Eliminated

On a     board, Christian Christner moved all in and was called by Antonio Lievano.

Christner held    for a flush draw, but was up against a better flush draw from Lievano who held   . Lievano also had a straight draw which blocked Christner's potential outs.

The turn was the   and the river the  . "That's the best hand you could have seen," someone at the table said to Lievano.

Thomas Muehloecker0-120,000
Lauren Roberts0
Adrian Mateos0-57,000
Christian Christner0-39,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:17 PM Local Time
Obst Outed by Loeser

James Obst

The flop read     and the pot already contained about 23,000. Manig Loeser had checked his small blind and James Obst bet 7,000. Loeser checked out Obst's stack and raised to 19,000. Obst called.

The turn brought them the  , Loeser looked at Obst's stack again and then bet around 120,000. Obst closed his eyes while also trying to enjoy his massage and considered his options. In the end, he called.

James Obst:   
Manig Loeser:   

Loeser flopped trip tens to grab Obst's bounty.

Manig Loeser367,000162,000
James Obst0-80,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:16 PM Local Time
Saout Doubles Through Bicknell; Papazian Gone

Antoine Saout

Unsurprisingly, the action is moving at a frenetic pace in this one-day event. Saout, after just doubling up, doubled up again at the expense of Kristen Bicknell. Bicknell had a bet of 22,000 in front of her, Saout shoved 95,000 and Bicknell called it off with a shrug.

Saout's    was ahead from start to finish against Bicknell's    on a       board, which left the two-time bracelet winner short stacked.

At another table, Marc Macdonnell raised to 8,000 and received a call. Alex Papazian three-bet shoved 22,000, Macdonnell isolated and got it heads-up.

Alex Papazian:   
Marc Macdonnell:   

The window card was the   to pair Macdonnell's kicker and end Papazian's attempt at another bracelet.

Marc Macdonnell240,000150,000
Antoine Saout200,000110,000
Kristen Bicknell30,000-20,000
Alex Papazian0-55,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:09 PM Local Time
Saout Busts a Player

A player moved all in for 7,000 from under the gun. He got two callers before Saout three-bet all in over the top for 65,000. The two callers folded.

All-in Player:   
Antoine Saout:   

The board ran out       and Saout's pair of eights was enough to send his opponent to the rail, meaning he picked up a $3,000 bounty.

Antoine Saout90,00045,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:05 PM Local Time
Bounties for Hellmuth and Young; Hall and Andress Eliminated

Cate Hall

Justin Young made himself $3,000 richer after scooping up Cate Hall's last few chips in an unknown confrontation. At another table, Phil Hellmuth also collected a bounty to move up to 235,000 in chips.

Holding   , Hellmuth was all in against a shorter stacked John Andress with   . Three hearts arrived on the board to improve the 14-time WSOP bracelet winner to the best hand.

Justin Young235,000137,000
Phil Hellmuth140,000113,000
Cate Hall0-53,000
John Andress0-50,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:02 PM Local Time
Gross Eliminated by Ruge

Jeff Gross

Jeff Gross was all-in for about 55,000 from mid-position and called by Arne Ruge in the small blind with the bigger stack.

Jeff Gross:   
Arne Ruge:   

The board ran out       - no help for Gross and his bounty went into Ruge's pocket while he made his way out of the tournament area.

Arne Ruge132,00063,000
Jeff Gross0-21,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:56 PM Local Time
Young Cracks Aces to Triple

Justin Young moved all in for 33,500 from under the gun. Dylan Linde was in middle position and three-bet all in for 53,500. A third player then four-bet all in, covering both players.

Justin Young:   
Dylan Linde:   
Player 3:   

The board ran out       meaning Young's set gave him a triple up, while Linde lost out slightly but stays alive.

Justin Young98,00048,000
Dylan Linde40,000-15,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:56 PM Local Time
Hallaert Keeps Getting More

Kenny Hallaert raised to 7,000 from the button. Kristen Bicknell looked at her cards and folded but Dylan Linde wasn't going away. He glanced at Hallaert's raise and decided to three-bet to 25,000. Hallaert deliberated his options and then called.

The flop came    , Linde continued with a bet of 14,000 and Hallaert called.

They both checked through the   to the   on the river on which they both checked again. Linde tabled    but the    of Hallaert beat it as he had rivered a higher pair.

Kenny Hallaert360,00055,000
Dylan Linde55,000-30,000
Cate Hall53,00016,000
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:50 PM Local Time
McKeehen Eliminated

Joe McKeehen

The player in mid-position was all-in for 23,000. Joe McKeehen also shoved for about 85,000 from the button and the player in the small blind called with the bigger stack.

Joe McKeehen:   
Small Blind:   

The board ran out       - the player in mid-position tripled up and the rest of McKeehen's stack and his bounty went to the player in the small blind.

Joe McKeehen0-125,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:50 PM Local Time
More Counts
Eric Blair360,000105,000
Rafael Bertani290,00065,000
Talal Shakerchi270,000229,000
Manig Loeser205,000-2,000
Daniel Strelitz180,000157,000
Joey Weissman155,00057,400
Paul Volpe120,00088,000
James Obst80,00025,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:49 PM Local Time
Sontheimer Eliminated

Steffen Sontheirmer

Steffen Sontheimer was getting to his feet after losing out with    against the    of Davis Aalvik for his last 44,000. The board ran out       and Aalvik rivered two pair to crack his opponent's queens.

Davis Aalvik185,000185,000
Steffen Sontheimer0-120,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:40 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts
Alex Foxen274,000204,000
Manig Loeser207,00012,000
Alan Mastic180,00030,000
Adam Owen100,50013,500
Arne Ruge69,00019,000
Stefan Schillhabel0-50,000
Koray Aldemir0-50,000
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 7:20 PM Local Time

Players are going on a 20-minute break. When they return the registration will close.

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