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

Thursday, June 07, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018

Event #18: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,043,400
  • Entries: 111
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:39 PM Local Time
Game Choices at the Final Table
PlayerChoice 9Choice 10Choice 11Choice 12
Alexey MakarovBig OStud Hi-Lo Regular----
Stuart RutterNo-Limit Hold'emStud Hi-Lo----
Adam FriedmanNo-Limit 2-7 Single DrawNo-Limit 2-7 Single Draw----

To view the game choices from all six players at the final table on Day 3, click here.

Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:37 PM Local Time
Rutter Continues to Build

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Stuart Rutter raised to 180,000 from the small blind and Adam Friedman called in the big blind.

Rutter drew one, and Friedman drew two.

Both players checked, and Rutter fanned his       and Friedman showed a king and mucked.

Stuart Rutter2,790,000210,000
Adam Friedman2,220,000-200,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:35 PM Local Time
Rutter Takes the Chip Lead

Stuart Rutter

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

From the button, Adam Friedman raised to 150,000 and Stuart Rutter called in the big blind.

Rutter drew two, and Friedman drew one.

Rutter checked, Friedman bet 150,000, and Rutter check-raised to 575,000.

Friedman deliberated for a few moments and then mucked. With that pot, Rutter now ascends into the chip lead.

Stuart Rutter2,580,000460,000
Adam Friedman2,420,000-790,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:27 PM Local Time
Rutter Raises Makarov

Stud Hi-Lo Regular

Adam Friedman had the bring-in with the   and Alexey Makarov completed showing the  .

Stuart Rutter made it two bets and 240,000 to go with the  , and both Friedman and Makarov swiftly folded.

Stuart Rutter2,120,000325,000
Alexey Makarov570,000-195,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:21 PM Local Time
Rutter Doubles Through Makarov

Stuart Rutter

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

From the button, Alexey Makarov raised to 150,000 from the button before Stuart Rutter moved all in for 815,000 from the small blind.

Adam Friedman considered his options in the big blind before folding, as Makarov called.

Rutter stood pat, and Makarov drew one.

Stuart Rutter:      
Alexey Makarov:     

With Rutter wrapping pat with his ten-seven, Makarov would need a nine, eight, four, or three to eliminate Rutter, but when he found the  , Rutter would double through.

Stuart Rutter1,795,000650,000
Alexey Makarov765,000-985,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:16 PM Local Time
Two for Friedman

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

After choosing this game, Adam Friedman collected the first pot with a raise to 200,000 from the small blind.

The second hand saw him open the button to 120,000 to pick up the blinds and antes.

Adam Friedman3,210,000380,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:15 PM Local Time
Friedman Takes Back Some in NLH

No-Limit Hold'em

From the button, Adam Friedman opened to 150,000 and collected the blinds and antes and showed the  .

The next hand, Friedman had the action fold to him in the big blind and he received a walk.

Adam Friedman3,010,000180,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:10 PM Local Time
Makarov Shoves Turn on Friedman

No-Limit Hold'em

From the small blind, Adam Friedman raised to 150,000 and Alexey Makarov went deep into the tank from the big blind before making the call.

The flop landed     and Friedman led out for 90,000 before Makarov raised it up to 300,000.

Friedman elected to call, and then he checked the   on the turn before Makarov announced he was all in for 805,000.

Immediately Friedman stood up to gauge a look at exactly what was in Makarov's stack as the Russian sat there covering his mouth with his hand, and hiding under his cap.

Friedman deliberated for nearly four minutes before he decided to flick his cards to the muck to concede the pot to Makarov.

Adam Friedman2,830,000-365,000
Alexey Makarov1,750,000425,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:04 PM Local Time
Friedman Draws First Blood

Big O

On the first hand of the Day 4, Adam Friedman opened with an under the gun raise and won the blinds.

The second hand saw him find a walk in the big blind.

It's time for a game change, and Stuart Rutter elects that they'll play No-Limit Hold'em.

Adam Friedman3,195,000120,000
Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:01 PM Local Time
Play Underway

The cards are in the air.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:01 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 120000/240000
Ante: 0
Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:09 PM Local Time
Game Choices at the Final Table (from Day 3)

PlayerChoice 1Choice 2Choice 3Choice 4
Chris KlodnickiNo-Limit Hold'emNo-Limit Hold'emStudOmaha
Alexey MakarovBig OBadeuceyBadeuceyBadeucey
Stuart RutterOmaha Hi-LoOmaha Hi-LoOmaha Hi-LoStud Hi-Lo
David BakerBadugiStud Hi-Lo RegularStud Hi-Lo RegularPot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
Marco Johnson--------
Adam FriedmanBadeuceyBig OBig O2-7 Triple Draw
PlayerChoice 5Choice 6Choice 7Choice 8
Chris KlodnickiStud Hi-Lo RegularNo-Limit 2-7 Single Draw----
Alexey MakarovBig OStud Hi-LoBadeuceyBig O
Stuart RutterStud Hi-LoStud Hi-LoNo-Limit Hold'em2-7 Triple Draw
David Baker--------
Marco Johnson--------
Adam Friedman2-7 Triple Draw2-7 Triple DrawBig OStud
Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:26 AM Local Time
Friedman Leads Makarov and Rutter in $10,000 Dealer's Choice Finale

Adam Friedman

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2018 World Series of Poker (2018) for Day 4 of the Event #18: $10,000 Dealer's Choice!

Day 3 saw just 13 players return from the 111 total entrants to battle down until the winner was crowned. Out of the gate, Aditya Prasetyo fell in 13th on one of the first hands of the day, but then a stalled rate of play would occur before Joey Couden (12th), Dylan Linde (11th), Jesse Martin (10th), Ryan Miller (9th), Anthony Zinno (8th), and Nikolai Yakovenko (7th) all fell before the final table was set.

With the final six ready to battle down to the winner, Marco Johnson was a quick exit in 6th before five-handed play continue for hours. As the end-of-the-night began to close in, and the limits began to rise, David "ODB" Baker exited in 5th, and then Chris Klodnicki fell in 4th before play ended for the night with three players remaining.

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig BlindsBig Bets
2Alexey MakarovRussia1,325,000225.5
3Stuart RutterUnited Kingdom1,145,000195
6Adam FriedmanUnited States3,075,0005112.5

Note: The limits when play resumes on Day 4 will be 120,000/240,000.

Adam Friedman is chip leader heading into the final day with 3,075,000; good for 12.5 big bets and over 50-big blinds in the No- and Pot-Limit games. Friedman's run in this tournament has been fairly epic as he ended both Day 1 and 2 second in chips before finally becoming the top dog on the penultimate day. Russia's Alexey Makarov sits with 1,325,000 and at various times on the final table held the chip lead before giving it up late to Friedman. The United Kingdom's Stuart Rutter battled the short stack throughout the day before bagging 1,145,000 in chips.

Friedman is searching for validation as a mixed games specialist as a win here will be his second WSOP bracelet to go along with his 2012 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo bracelet. Makarov and Rutter are both without a WSOP bracelet, but both have had some close calls in the past and will hope that this run here in Event #18 will be the time they break through.

Three-handed play is set to resume at 2:00 p.m with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team on hand to continue providing all the live updates from the Event #18 final table. So stay tuned right here to to see who will be come the next Dealer's Choice Champion, along with all the future 2018 WSOP winners!