Friday, June 15, 2018 2:35 PM Local Time
Hands #26-30: Chan Doubles Up, Morgenstern Chips Up
Hand #26: Martin Jacobson raised to 125,000 in late position, Taylor Paur called in the cutoff and Ying Chan called in the big blind. On the flop, Chan moved all in for 725,000 and after some long thought, Jacobson called. Paur folded and the hands were tabled.
Jacobson was behind with his flush draw, but the turn improved him to an inferior pair. There was no spade, seven or king on the river and Chan got the double-up.
Hand #27: Bart Lybaert raised to 125,000 in the cutoff and the remaining players folded.
Hand #28: Lybaert opened to 125,000 again from late position and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #29: Michael Addamo completed in the small blind and Jacobson checked his option. They checked the flop and Addamo checked again on the turn. Jacobson bet 105,000 and that was good for the pot.
Hand #30: Anton Morgenstern raised to 110,000 in the cutoff and Addamo made it 400,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Morgenstern called.
They checked all the way down on a board of and Morgenstern's for top set was good.
|Michael Addamo||6,600,000||-300,000 |
|Martin Jacobson||6,320,000||-940,000 |
|Anton Morgenstern||2,280,000||180,000 |
|Ying Chan||1,700,000||750,000 |
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:20 PM Local Time
Cate Hall Eliminated in 8th Place ($65,875)
Hand #25: Cate Hall raised from the under-the-gun position and action folded to Michael Addamo in the hijack. Addamo sized up Hall's stack and then decided to three-bet to 275,000. Hall shoved and Addamo snap-called.
The flop came to give them both full houses, but Hall needed a ten to double up. The turn brought the , meaning Hall could also survive if an ace, king, or queen came to split the pot. The on the river wasn't that, though, and she was eliminated in 8th place for $65,875.
|Michael Addamo||6,900,000||1,150,000 |
|Cate Hall||0||-850,000 |
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:15 PM Local Time
Hand #21-24: Checks and Folds
Hand #21: Michael Addamo got a walk.
Hand #22: Addamo raised to 225,000 and the rest folded.
Hand #23: Anton Morgenstern raised to 110,000 from the cutoff and Michael Addamo (button), Martin Jacobson (small blind), and Taylor Paur (big blind) all called. They all checked down the whole board, and Addamo took the pot with for the turned pair of aces.
Hand #24: Paur completed his small blind and Bart Lybaert raised to 250,000 from the big blind. Paur called. The flop came , Paur check-folded to the 300,000 bet of Lybaert.
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:09 PM Local Time
Updated Final Table Counts
|Bart Lybaert||10,400,000||700,000 |
|Mark Sleet||9,880,000||-420,000 |
|Martin Jacobson||7,260,000||-85,000 |
|Michael Addamo||5,750,000||-415,000 |
|Taylor Paur||4,240,000||-260,000 |
|Anton Morgenstern||2,100,000||-100,000 |
|Ying Chan||950,000||-555,000 |
|Cate Hall||850,000||-50,000 |
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:07 PM Local Time
Hands #15-20: Lybaert Puts on the Pressure
Hand #15: Michael Addamo raised to 125,000 on the button and won the pot.
Hand #16: Ying Chan raised to 110,000 in middle position and was called by Bart Lybaert in the big blind. Both players checked the flop and the turn. On the river, Lybaert led 180,000 and Chan made it 410,000.
After some thought, Lybaert announced all in to put the pressure on Chan, who had about one million behind. He folded and Lybaert showed before collecting the pot.
Hand #17: Michael Addamo raised to 115,000 in late position and the remaining players folded.
Hand #18: Martin Jacobson raised to 125,000 in late position and Mark Sleet called in the big blind. The flop came and Sleet checked. Jacobson continued for 200,000 and Sleet let it go.
Hand #19: Lybaert raised to 125,000 in the cutoff, Cate Hall three-bet from the small blind, and the big blind and Lybaert folded.
Hand #20: Sleet opened to 125,000 from the cutoff and Anton Morgenstern called in the big blind. Morgenstern checked the flop and Sleet bet 130,000. Morgenstern mucked and Sleet won that one.
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:57 PM Local Time
Hands #7-14: Lybaert in Almost Every Hand
Hand #7: Mark Sleet raised from the under-the-gun position and Taylor Paur called in the small blind. The flop came , Paur check-folded to the 125,000 bet of Sleet.
Hand #8: Martin Jacobson raised to 125,000 from the button and the blinds folded.
Hand #9: Bart Lybaert raised to 225,000 in the small blind and Sleet folded.
Hand #10: Lybaert raised to 125,000 from the button and Cate Hall called in the big blind. They both checked through the on the flop to the on the turn. Hall then check-folded to the 240,000 bet of Lybaert.
Hand #11: Lybaert raised to 125,000 from the cutoff and everyone else folded.
Hand #12: Lybaert raised to 125,000 from the hijack, Anton Morgenstern three-bet to 400,000 from the big blind. Lybaert smiled and folded.
Hand #13: Jacobson raised to 125,000 from the under-the-gun position and Michael Addamo called in the big blind. The flop came , Addamo checked. Jacobson continued with a bet of 75,000 and Addamo folded.
Hand #14: Lybaert raised to 125,000 from mid-position and was called Addamo and Jacobson in the blinds. They all checked both the flop and turn, and the came on the river. Addamo checked, Jacobson bet 150,000. Lybaert called and Addamo folded. Jacobson tabled for two pair, eights and sevens, to take the pot down.
|Mark Sleet||10,300,000||200,000 |
|Bart Lybaert||9,700,000||-450,000 |
|Taylor Paur||4,500,000||-315,000 |
|Anton Morgenstern||2,200,000||400,000 |
|Ying Chan||1,505,000||-220,000 |
|Cate Hall||900,000||-275,000 |
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:44 PM Local Time
Ihar Soika Eliminated in 9th Place ($50,678)
Hand #6: Mark Sleet raised to 115,000 in middle position and got calls from Jacobson in the small blind and Ihar Soika in the big blind. All three players checked the flop, and the turn brought the .
Jacobson led 300,000, Soika called and Sleet made it 900,000. Jacobson folded and Soika went into the tank. He counted out his chips and thought for a while, eventually moving all in for just shy of 2 million total.
His shove was met with a quick call from Sleet, who had him in bad shape with boat over boat.
The river was no help to Soika and he became the first casualty of the final table, taking $50,678 for his 9th-place finish.
|Mark Sleet||10,100,000||2,375,000 |
|Ihar Soika||0||-2,100,000 |
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:39 PM Local Time
Hands #4-5: Three-bets Take the Pot
Hand #4: Martin Jacobson raised to 125,000 under the gun and Anton Morgenstern three-bet to 400,000 in the small blind. Michael Addamo got out of the way in the big blind and after a few moments of thought, Jacobson let it go.
Hand #5: Taylor Paur opened to 110,000 in early position, Bart Lybaert made it 340,000 in middle position, and it folded back to Paur. He let it go and Lybaert took the pot.
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:29 PM Local Time
Hands #1-3: Huge Pot for Lybaert
Hand #1: Taylor Paur raised to 110,000 from the cutoff and the rest of the table folded.
Hand #2: Anton Morgenstern raised to 110,000 from the under-the-gun position and the rest folded again.
Hand #3: Ihar Soika raised to 110,000 from mid-position and Paur folded. Bart Lybaert was next up to act in the hijack and he three-bet to 340,000. The others on his left folded so action was back on Soika who called.
The flop came , and Soika check-called the 150,000 bet of Lybaert.
The turn was the , and Soika checked once more. Lybaert continued with a bet of 675,000. Soika looked at Lybaert and then called after about 30 seconds.
The completed the board on the river. Soika checked for the last time. Lybaert considered his options for a while and then took three green 100,000-value chips off a stack and pushed forward the remaining stack as a bet. The dealer confirmed the bet was for 1,700,000. This sent Soika deep into the tank.
Soika looked at his cards again and at Lybaert. Another minute went by and Soika looked at the board and Lybaert. This went on for about another two minutes. He then glanced at his cards once more. He cut out calling chips and then counted the remainder of his green chips. He then looked to be making the call but hesitated. Soika continued to stare at Lybaert for another two minutes or so and then called.
Lybaert flipped over for the flopped full house, aces over nines. Soika mucked.
|Bart Lybaert||10,150,000||2,995,000 |
|Ihar Soika||2,100,000||-2,890,000 |
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:06 PM Local Time
Cards in the Air!
Play has commenced for the final table of the Marathon on the Brasilia stage.
Friday, June 15, 2018 9:58 AM Local Time
Who Will Cross the Finish Line First in THE MARATHON to Grab $653,581?
Welcome back to Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'Em which has really been a test of endurance for the nine players who have made it through to the final day. After four lengthy days, a winner should be crowned tonight who will take a gold WSOP bracelet and the first-place prize of $653,581 . The player in prime position for his first bracelet is Mark Sleet with 7,725,000 in chips.
Sleet overtook Martin Jacobson for the chip lead in one of the last hands of the day when Jacobson folded a set after having read right that Sleet had the flush. The Swedish 888poker Ambassador is still sitting comfortably in second place, though, with 7,345,000 in chips which is only 8 blinds away from Sleet. Closing the podium, for now, is the Belgian Bart Lybaert in third position. Lybaert had been going up and down in the chip counts but finished the day strong, bagging 7,155,000 in the end.
But this final table is studded with well known names. Michael Addamo, Ihar Soika, Day 3 chip leader and bracelet winner Taylor Paur, Anton Morgenstern, Ying Chan, and Cate Hall have collectively earned more than $11 million in recorded live tournament cashes so aren't strangers to the final stages of a tournament.
This is what they are all playing for:
When the players return, they will continue in Level 25 for around another 90 minutes with a small blind of 25,000, big blind of 50,000 and a running ante of 5,000. A 15-minute break will take place after each level and a 60-minute dinner break is planned after the fourth level of the day.
The final table will return at 1 p.m. local time to the stage in the Brasilia room as a live stream will be broadcast on Twitch.tv/pokercentral with hole cards on a security delay. But definitely keep your eyes on PokerNews as well, as the reporting team will be there to provide you with all the updates live from the Brasilia stage!