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

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018

Event #24: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em

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Friday, June 15, 2018 6:30 PM Local Time
Hands #100-104: Chan Doubles, Lybaert Running Away

Bart Lybaert

Hand #100: Mark Sleet raised to 200,000 from mid-position and everyone else folded.

Hand #101: Chan shoved for 675,000 from mid-position. Michael Addamo checked how much it was for and called in the cutoff.

Ying Chan:   
Michael Addamo:   

The board ran out       to provide Chan with the much-needed double-up.

Hand #102: Addamo raised to 180,000 from the hijack and Bart Lybaert and Sleet called in the blinds. The flop came    , both Lybaert and Sleet checked. Addamo continued with a bet of 210,000. Lybaert called without hesitation. Sleet needed a bit more time. He looked at the board and stole some glances at Lybaert's stack. He then decided to call. The turn brought them the  , Lybaert bet 640,000 and Seet called. Addamo folded. The   on the river completed the board. Lybaert bet 3,000,000 and Sleet called. Lybaert tabled    for the rivered straight to take the pot as Sleet mucked his hand.

Hand #103: Lybaert raised to 200,000 from the button and Sleet called in the small blind. Sleet moved all in on the flop and Lybaert folded.

Hand #104: Addamo raised to 165,000 from the under-the-gun position and everyone else folded.

Bart Lybaert15,530,0004,330,000
Taylor Paur10,540,000240,000
Michael Addamo6,720,000-720,000
Mark Sleet4,865,000-3,635,000
Martin Jacobson1,985,000-300,000
Anton Morgenstern1,940,000-695,000
Ying Chan1,385,000515,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 6:22 PM Local Time
Hands #95-99: Paur Closing in on Lybaert

Taylor Paur

Hand #95: Taylor Paur raised to 175,000 on the button and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #96: Action folded to the blinds and Mark Sleet put out 875,000 to put Ying Chan to a decision for his stack. Chan folded and Sleet took it down.

Hand #97: Martin Jacobson limped under the gun, Bart Lybaert limped in the cutoff and Anton Morgenstern raised to 425,000 from the big blind. Jacobson folded Lybaert called.

The flop was     and Morgenstern checked. Lybaert bet 350,000 and Morgenstern let it go.

Hand #98: Sleet raised to 200,000 in the cutoff and Michael Addamo defended his big blind. On the     flop, Addamo led 170,000 and Sleet called.

Both players checked the   turn and the river was the  . Addamo led 90,000 and Sleet sent his cards to the muck.

Hand #99: Paur opened to 175,000 under the gun and Lybaert three-bet to 550,000 in the next position. It folded back to Paur and he called.

On the     flop, Paur checked, Lybaert continued for 450,000 and Paur called.

Paur also check-called 1 million on the   turn and the river was the  .

Both players checked, and Paur's aces were good.

Bart Lybaert11,200,000-1,630,000
Taylor Paur10,300,0002,160,000
Mark Sleet8,500,000-265,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 6:05 PM Local Time
Hand #90-94: More For Paur and Lybaert

Hand #90: Bart Lybaert raised to 200,000 from the cutoff and Mark Sleet called on the button. The flop came    , Lybaert bet 200,000 and Sleet snap-called. The turn brought them the  , Lybaert continued with a bet of 610,000 and Sleet called again. The river completed the board with the  , Lybaert bet 2,200,000. Sleet looked at his cards and then just gave up.

Hand #91: Anton Morgenstern completed his small blind and Michael Addamo opted to check his big blind. The flop came     on which both players checked to the   on the turn. They both checked again. The   on the river completed the board, Morgenstern bet 175,000 and Addamo folded.

Hand #92: Taylor Paur raised to 175,000 from the under-the-gun position and only Sleet called in the hijack. The dealer spread out     on the flop, Paur bet 125,000, Sleet raised to 375,000, and Paur called. The turn brought them the  , Paur check-called the 625,000 bet of Sleet. The board was completed with the   and both players checked. Paur tabled    to take the pot.

Hand #93: Lybaert raised to 200,000 from the under-the-gun position and Sleet call in mid-position. Paur also called in the big blind. They all checked through the     flop to the   on the turn. Paur and Lybaert both check-folded to the 400,000 bet of Sleet.

Hand #94: Chan moved all in for 675,000 from mid-position and everyone folded.

Bart Lybaert12,830,000830,000
Mark Sleet8,765,000-1,635,000
Taylor Paur8,140,0001,140,000
Michael Addamo7,440,000-160,000
Anton Morgenstern2,635,00035,000
Martin Jacobson2,285,000-215,000
Ying Chan870,000105,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:54 PM Local Time
Life After a Bracelet Win and $617,303

Frank Maggio tells PokerNews what changes came after winning a WSOP bracelet and six figures. Frank Maggio won last year's record breaking World Series of Poker 2017 Senior's Event for $617,303. What WSOP events will he play this year? Has he played more or less since winning the WSOP Senior's Event last year

Friday, June 15, 2018 5:53 PM Local Time
Hands #85-89: Sleet Turns a Straight

Hand #85: Bart Lybaert raised to 200,000 in early position and got folds from his opponents.

Hand #86: Mark Sleet raised to 200,000 in early position and got called from Michael Addamo on the button and Taylor Paur in the big blind. They checked all the way down on       and Paur won with his pocket queens.

Hand #87: Paur got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #88: Lybaert raised to 340,000 in the small blind and Sleet got out of the way.

Hand #89: Lybaert raised to 180,000 on the button and Sleet called in the small blind. Chan folded his big blind and the flop came    . Sleet check-called Lybaert's bet of 200,000 and they both checked the   turn.

On the   river, Sleet bet 500,000 and Lybaert called. Sleet tabled    for the turned straight to win the pot.

Bart Lybaert12,000,000-430,000
Mark Sleet10,400,000635,000
Michael Addamo7,600,000-300,000
Taylor Paur7,000,000360,000
Anton Morgenstern2,600,000-65,000
Martin Jacobson2,500,000-185,000
Ying Chan765,000-135,000
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Friday, June 15, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
Hands #80-84: No Turns Seen

Hand #80: Martin Jacobson raised to 175,000 from the button and Taylor Paur folded his small blind. Bart Lybaert eyed up Jacobson's stack and decided to three-bet to 685,000. Jacobson looked at his hole cards again and after about 30 seconds, he decided to call. The flop came    , Lybaert continued with a bet of 630,000. Jacobson folded.

Hand #81: Anton Morgenstern raised to 160,000 from mid-position and the rest folded.

Hand #82: Michael Addamo raised to 165,000 from mid-position and the others folded.

Hand #83: Bart Lybaert raised to 180,000 from the cutoff and Morgenstern called in the big blind after thinking about it for a while. The flop came   , Morgenstern checked. Lybaert bet 150,000 and Morgenstern raised to 425,000. Lybaert glanced at his cards once more and then folded.

Hand #84: Paur raised to 175,000 from mid-position, Lybaert three-bet to 550,000 and action folded back to Paur. Paur folded.

Bart Lybaert12,430,000730,000
Mark Sleet9,765,000-135,000
Michael Addamo7,900,000100,000
Taylor Paur6,640,000-260,000
Martin Jacobson2,685,000-715,000
Anton Morgenstern2,665,000565,000
Ying Chan900,000-200,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:31 PM Local Time
Hands #75-79: Sleet Chips Up, Jacobson Rebuilding

Hand #75: Taylor Paur raised to 175,000 in the cutoff and was called by Mark Sleet in the small blind and Ying Chan in the big. They saw a flop of     and Sleet and Chan checked. Paur bet 200,000 and only Sleet called.

On the   turn, both players checked and the river was the  . Sleet led 600,000 and Paur let it go after staring at Sleet for some seconds.

Hand #76: Paur raised to 175,000 from late position and Bart Lybaert three-bet to 480,000 in the cutoff. Action folded back to Paur and he elected to call.

The flop came     and Paur checked. Lybaert bet 515,000 and Paur let it go.

Hand #77: Sleet raised to 175,000 in the cutoff and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #78: Action folded to the blinds and Michael Addamo completed. Martin Jacobson checked his option and they saw a flop of    . Addamo bet 80,000 and Jacobson called.

On the   turn, Addamo led 260,000 and Jacobson called again. The river was the   and Addamo bet 270,000. After a long pause, Jacobson bet 725,000 and Addamo tank-folded.

Hand #79: Jacobson completed in the small blind and Paur checked his option. The flop came     and Jacobson checked. Paur bet 100,000 and Jacobson called.

On the   turn, both players checked to see the   on the river. Jacobson led out 200,000 and Paur folded.

Bart Lybaert11,700,000615,000
Mark Sleet9,900,000735,000
Michael Addamo7,800,000-835,000
Taylor Paur6,900,000-1,040,000
Martin Jacobson3,400,0001,015,000
Anton Morgenstern2,100,000-195,000
Ying Chan1,100,000-235,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:14 PM Local Time
Hands #68-74: Paur Doubles; Jacobson Triples

Taylor Paur

Hand #68: Bart Lybaert raised to 180,000 from the button and Ying Chan called in the big blind. The flop came    , Chan bet 100,000 and Lybaert folded.

Hand #69: Taylor Paur raised to 175,000 from the hijack and Lybaert three-bet to 500,000 from the cutoff. Paur folded.

Hand #70: Lybaert raised to 200,000 from the hijack and everyone else folded.

Hand #71: Lybaert raised to 200,000 from mid-position and Chan called in the cutoff. The flop came    , Lybaert check-raised the 200,000 bet of Chan to put Chan all-in. Chan folded.

Hand #72: Michael Addamo raised to 200,000 from the button and Martin Jacobson called in the small blind. Paur was sitting in the big blind and looked at his cards. He contemplated for a bit and then three-bet to 750,000. Addamo folded immediately. Jacobson sized up Paur and then four-bet shoved to put Paur all-in. Paur snap-called.

Taylor Paur:   
Martin Jacobson:   

The board ran out      , no danger for Paur as his ace-king held and he doubled up for the 3,880,000 he had in front of him. After Jacobson paid Paur, Jacobson was left with about 790,000.

Hand #73: Lybaert got a walk.

Hand #74: Jacobson moved all in from the cutoff for 780,000. Lybaert called in the small blind. And so did Mark Sleet in the big blind. The flop came    , Lybaert bet 900,000 and Sleet folded.

Martin Jacobson:   
Bart Lybaert:   

They had both flopped a pair of jacks but Jacobson had the better of Lybaert with the ace-kicker. The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river. Jacobson more than tripled up by winning this pot.

Bart Lybaert11,085,000235,000
Mark Sleet9,165,000-880,000
Michael Addamo8,635,000-415,000
Taylor Paur7,940,0003,800,000
Martin Jacobson2,385,000-2,425,000
Anton Morgenstern2,295,000-190,000
Ying Chan1,335,000-215,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:53 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 10000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:42 PM Local Time
Break

The seven remaining players have just gone for their second 15-minute break of the day.

Bart Lybaert10,850,000470,000
Mark Sleet10,045,000180,000
Michael Addamo9,050,000-185,000
Martin Jacobson4,810,000-475,000
Taylor Paur4,140,000100,000
Anton Morgenstern2,485,000-30,000
Ying Chan1,550,000-35,000
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Friday, June 15, 2018 4:41 PM Local Time
Hands #65-67: A Couple Chops and One for Lybaert

Hand #65: Mark Sleet raised to 150,000 in early position and got calls from Michael Addamo on the button and Taylor Paur in the big blind. The     flop checked around and the turn brought the  .

Paur check-called 150,000 on the   turn and the river was the  . Two checks on the river and both players tabled ace-jack for the chop.

Hand #66: Martin Jacobson raised to 150,000 on the button and Bart Lybaert defended his big blind. The flop came     and Lybaert checked. Jacobson continued for 225,000 and Lybaert called. The turn was the   and this time, Lybaert led for 400,000. Jacobson let it go and Lybaert took the pot.

Hand #67: Action folded to the blinds and Lybaert raised to 260,000. Sleet made it 750,000, Lybaert four-bet to 1.9 million and Sleet called.

They checked to the river on       and Lybaert led 2.3 million. Sleet quickly called and they showed down.

Bart Lybaert:   
Mark Sleet:   

Both players had the two pair on the board and an ace kicker to chop the monster pot.

Exact chip counts are being tallied as the next break begins.

Friday, June 15, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Hands #60-64: Addamo Wins a Big One

Michael Addamo

Hand #60: Ying Chan raised to 130,000 from the under-the-gun position and Mark Sleet called from the big blind. The dealer flopped     over, Sleet check-raised to 450,000 when Chan bet 150,000. Chan folded.

Hand #61: Martin Jacobson raised to 150,000 from the hijack. Bart Lybaert three-bet to 455,000 from the button. The blinds and Jacobson quickly folded.

Hand #62: Michael Addamo raised to 125,000 from the under-the-gun position and Anton Morgenstern called in the big blind. The flop came    , Morgenstern check-called the 225,000 bet of Addamo. The turn brought them the  , Morgenstern checked again. Addamo continued with a bet of 535,000 and Morgenstern folded.

Hand #63: Lybaert raised to 150,000 from the hijack. Sleet called in the cutoff and so did Morgenstern and Addamo in the blinds. The dealer spread the     on the flop, they all checked to Sleet who bet 260,000. Morgenstern folded. Addamo looked at Sleet and then decided to raise to 850,000. Lybaert quickly folded and Sleet called. The   came on the turn. Addamo continued with a bet of 1,600,000. Sleet looked at the board and his opponent. He started cutting out calling chips. Looked at the board again, counted his own stack, and then folded.

Hand #64: Taylor Paur raised to 130,000 from the under-the-gun position. Lybaert three-bet to 430,000 from mid-position. Action folded back to Paur who gave up.

Bart Lybaert10,380,000380,000
Mark Sleet9,865,000-735,000
Michael Addamo9,235,0001,735,000
Martin Jacobson5,285,000-215,000
Taylor Paur4,040,000-160,000
Anton Morgenstern2,515,000-585,000
Ying Chan1,585,000-415,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Four WSOP Bracelets in ONE DAY

Four World Series of Poker tournaments come to their conclusion today. 5-time bracelet winner Jason Mercier, 6-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro, World Series of Poker 2014 Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson, 3 time bracelet winner Brian Hastings, and more are all deep in WSOP events.

Friday, June 15, 2018 4:16 PM Local Time
Hands #55-59: Paur Chipping Up

Taylor Paur

Hand #55: Taylor Paur raised to 130,000 in late position and Bart Lybaert three-bet to 430,000 in the cutoff. It folded back to Paur and he four-bet to 940,000. Lybaert folded and Paur took the pot.

Hand #56: Anton Morgenstern completed in the small blind and Michael Addamo checked his option. The flop came     and Morgenstern bet out 75,000. Addamo called and the turn brought the  .

This time, both players check and the river was the  . Morgenstern checked and Addamo bet 125,000. Morgenstern folded and Addamo took the pot.

Hand #57: Paur raised to 130,000 under the gun and Martin Jacobson called in the big blind. On the     flop, Jacobson checked, Paur continued for 90,000 and Jacobson let it go.

Hand #58: Addamo raised to 150,000 on the button and Paur defended. Both players checked the     flop, and on the   turn, Paur led 230,000.

Addamo called and they saw the   river. Paur bet another 430,000 and after a long pause, Addamo called.

Paur's    for top pair was good and he collected the pot.

Hand #59: Ying Chan raised to 150,000 in middle position and Lybaert called in the big blind. On the     flop, Lybaert checked, Chan continued for 200,000 and Lybaert let it go.

Mark Sleet10,600,000-65,000
Bart Lybaert10,000,000-640,000
Michael Addamo7,500,000-635,000
Martin Jacobson5,500,000-215,000
Taylor Paur4,200,0001,620,000
Anton Morgenstern3,100,000-210,000
Ying Chan2,000,000165,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:53 PM Local Time
Hands #50-54: Addamo Adding More to His Stack

Hand #50: Michael Addamo completed his small blind and Martin Jacobson opted to check. The flop came    , Addamo bet 60,000 and Jacobson called. The turn brought them the  , Addamo now checked. Jacobson contemplated his option and decided to bet 150,000. Addamo called. The   completed the board and Addamo checked again. Jacobson bet 350,000, Addamo called. Jacobson mucked.

Hand #51: Addamo raised to 150,000 from the button, Jacobson three-bet to 600,000 in the small blind. Taylor Paur quickly folded his big blind. Addamo glanced at Jacobson and then called. The flop came    , Jacobson checked. Addamo bet 450,000. Jacobson folded.

Hand #52: Addamo raised to 150,000 from the cutoff and Bart Lybaert called in the big blind. The flop came     on which both players checked to the   on the turn. Lybaert and Addamo checked again. The river completed the board with the  , Lybaert bet 200,000. Addamo went through his options and then ended up raising to 750,000. Lybaert quickly gave up his hand.

Hand #53: Jacobson raised to 150,000 from the cutoff and Mark Sleet called in the big blind. The dealer spread out     on which both players checked to the   on the turn. Sleet bet 150,000 and Jacobson called without hesitating. The river completed the board with the   on which they both checked again. Sleet tabled    for the missed flush draw and Jacobson won the pot with   .

Hand #54: Lybaert raised to 150,000 from the button and Ying Chan three-bet to 475,000. Lybaert folded.

Mark Sleet10,665,000-335,000
Bart Lybaert10,640,000-560,000
Michael Addamo8,135,0001,835,000
Martin Jacobson5,715,000-885,000
Anton Morgenstern3,310,000-90,000
Taylor Paur2,580,000-120,000
Ying Chan1,835,000235,000
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Friday, June 15, 2018 3:37 PM Local Time
Hands #45-49: Three for Lybaert

Hand #45: Martin Jacobson raised to 150,000 on the button and Bart Lybaert defended his big blind. Both players checked the     flop and the   turn and the river was the  .

Lybaert led for 500,000 and Jacobson let it go.

Hand #46: Lybaert raised to 250,000 from the small blind and Mark Sleet defended his big blind. The flop came     and Lybaert continued for 250,000 and Sleet folded.

Hand #47: Lybaert opened to 150,000 on the button and both blinds folded.

Hand #48: Taylor Paur raised to 130,000 from late position and the remaining players folded, awarding him the blinds and antes.

Hand #49: Martin Jacobson raised to 150,000 under the gun and Michael Addamo called in the big blind.

The flop came     and Addamo checked. Jacobson bet 100,000. Addamo called and the turn brought the  . Both players checked and on the   river, Addamo led 90,000 after a long pause.

Jacobson thought for a long while and eventually folded, with the pot going to Addamo.

Bart Lybaert11,200,000660,000
Mark Sleet11,000,000-375,000
Martin Jacobson6,600,000-435,000
Michael Addamo6,300,000255,000
Anton Morgenstern3,400,000-100,000
Taylor Paur2,700,00060,000
Ying Chan1,600,000-175,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:22 PM Local Time
Hands #40-44: No Showdowns

Hand #40: Anton Morgenstern raised to 125,000 from the under-the-gun position and the rest folded.

Hand #41: Michael Addamo raised to 125,000 from the under-the-gun position and Ying Chan called in the small blind. So did Morgenstern in the big blind. The flop came     on which they all checked to the   on the turn. Chan bet 250,000 and both Morgenstern and Addamo folded.

Hand #42: Morgenstern completed his small blind and Addamo raised to 240,000 in the big blind. Morgenstern called. The flop came    , Morgenstern check-called the 185,000 bet of Addamo. The turn brought them the  , Morgenstern checked again. Addamo did the same. The river completed the board with the  , Morgenstern bet 470,000 and Addamo quickly folded.

Hand #43: Bart Lybaert raised to 150,000 from mid-position. Addamo and Martin Jacobson called in the blinds. The flop came    , both Addamo and Jacobson checked. Lybaert continued with a bet of 210,000. Addamo folded and Jacobson called. The turn brought them the   on which they both checked to the   on the river. Jacobson bet 400,000. Lybaert folded.

Hand #44: Mark Sleet raised to 125,000 from mid-position and the rest folded.

Mark Sleet11,375,000210,000
Bart Lybaert10,540,000-390,000
Martin Jacobson7,035,000350,000
Michael Addamo6,045,000-755,000
Anton Morgenstern3,500,000500,000
Taylor Paur2,640,000-100,000
Ying Chan1,775,000275,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:09 PM Local Time
Hands #34-39: Morgenstern's Three-bets Get Through

Anton Morgenstern

Hand #34: Bart Lybaert raised to 150,000 in the cutoff and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #35: Mark Sleet opened to 150,000 in the cutoff and Michael Addamo defended his big blind. On the     flop, Addamo check-folded to Sleet's bet of 225,000.

Hand #36: Ying Chan raised to 125,000 in the cutoff and Anton Morgenstern three-bet to 300,000 on the button. The blinds folded and so did Chan, and Morgenstern took the pot.

Hand #37: Bart Lybaert raised to 150,000 under the gun and Anton Morgenstern three-bet to 425,000 from the cutoff. The remaining players folded and Morgenstern took another.

Hand #38: Lybaert got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #39: Paur raised to 130,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Michael Addamo6,800,000-235,000
Anton Morgenstern3,000,000425,000
Ying Chan1,500,000-275,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:58 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 10000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:38 PM Local Time
Hands #31-33: Sleet Shoves

Hand #31: Mark Sleet raised to 125,000 from the under-the-gun position. Anton Morgenstern (hijack) and Bart Lybaert (big blind) called. The flop came    , both Lybaert and Sleet check-folded to the bet of Morgenstern.

Hand #32: Martin Jacobson raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and the rest folded.

Hand #33: Taylor Paur raised to 110,000 from the cutoff and Sleet three-bet to 325,000 from the small blind. Paur called. The flop came    , Sleet continued with a bet of 300,000. Paur responded with a raised to 825,000. Sleet shoved, putting Paur at risk. Paur snap-folded.

The seven remaining players have just gone for their break and will resume play in about five minutes.

Mark Sleet11,165,0001,285,000
Bart Lybaert10,930,000530,000
Michael Addamo7,035,000435,000
Martin Jacobson6,685,000365,000
Taylor Paur2,740,000-1,500,000
Anton Morgenstern2,575,000295,000
Ying Chan1,775,00075,000
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