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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018

Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
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Friday, June 15, 2018 5:56 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 5:41 PM Local Time
Official Final Table

We are down to 6 in Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed. The official final table is underway and play will be reported hand-for-hand.

Friday, June 15, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Ben Palmer Eliminated in 7th place ($48,823)

Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer opened to 60,000 on the button. Gary Hasson, in the big blind, called.

A flop reading     was dealt. Hasson checked. Palmer bet 50,000. Hasson called. The turn was the  . Hasson checked again. Palmer continued for 175,000. Hasson asked his opponent how much he had behind, before raising all in for around 1,500,000. Palmer quickly called, putting at risk his last 600,000.

Gary Hasson:   
Ben Palmer:   

The   river completed the board and Palmer was sent to the rail for a $48,823 payday.

Gary Hasson2,200,000400,000
Ben Palmer0-1,100,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:25 PM Local Time
The Rich Get Richer

James Mackey opened the cutoff for 70,000 and big blind Darren Rabinowitz called.

Rabinowitz check-called 50,000 on the     flop, 125,000 on the   turn, and 280,000 on the   river.

Mackey showed    for runner-runner straight and Rabinowitz mucked.

James Mackey3,875,000545,000
Darren Rabinowitz970,000-480,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:18 PM Local Time
Chip Counts of the Unofficial Final Table

The unofficial final table of Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed is now underway. The 100,000 chips are now in play.

James Mackey3,330,000410,000
Gal Yifrach2,320,000500,000
Aaron Mermelstein2,150,000-350,000
Gary Hasson1,800,000-330,000
Darren Rabinowitz1,450,00050,000
Ben Palmer1,100,00010,000
Ana Marquez600,000-400,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:07 PM Local Time
Ben Palmer Doubles the First Hand

In the first hand on the unofficial final table of seven, Darren Rabinowitz opened the cutoff for 60,000. Big blind Ben Palmer called to see a flop heads up.

Palmer checked on     and he saw Rabinowitz bet 75,000. Palmer thought about it for a bit, counted his stack, and called.

The   on the turn saw Palmer check again. Rabinowitz moved all in for effectively 385,000 and Palmer snap-called.

Ben Palmer:   
Darren Rabinowitz:   

The   river was a blank and Palmer doubled.

Darren Rabinowitz1,400,000-520,000
Ben Palmer1,090,000350,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:02 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Seat Draw
1Gal Yifrach
2Ana Marquez
3Ben Palmer
4James Mackey
5Gary Hasson
6Aaron Mermelstein
7Darren Rabinowitz
Friday, June 15, 2018 5:00 PM Local Time
Mermelstein Reads Through Marquez

Ana Marquez opened to 60,000 on the cutoff. Aaron Mermelstein, in the big blind called.

The flop was    . Mermelstein check-called a bet of 50,000 from Marquez. The turn brought the  . Mermelstein checked. Marquez continued for 190,000. He called.

The   river completed the board. Mermelstein checked again. Marquez thew in a bet of 425,000. Mermelstein went deep into the tank for a few minutes, but procceded to call. Marquez showed    and Mermelstein showed    to take down the pot.

Aaron Mermelstein2,500,000390,000
Ana Marquez1,000,000-450,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:53 PM Local Time
Enio Bozzano Eliminated in 8th Place ($48,823)

Enio Bozzano

On the button, Gary Hasson asked to see how much small blind Enio Bozzano was playing, and raised to 65,000 from the button upon finding out it was 330,000. Bozzano instantly shoved and the big blind folded. Hasson called.

Enio Bozzano:   
Gary Hasson:   

The Brazilians on the rail shouted for the cards they wanted to see, but to no avail. The board ran out         and that was it; Bozzano eliminated.

With just seven players remaining, they're now redrawing and moving to the feature table.

Gary Hasson2,130,000380,000
Enio Bozzano0-340,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:30 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
James Mackey2,920,000-80,000
Aaron Mermelstein2,110,000220,000
Darren Rabinowitz1,920,000-30,000
Gal Yifrach1,820,000405,000
Gary Hasson1,750,00050,000
Ana Marquez1,450,000400,000
Ben Palmer740,000-440,000
Enio Bozzano340,000-110,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time

With 8 players remaining, the players have been sent on a 15-minute break. In the break, the 1,000-chips will be raced off. The orange 5,000-chips will be the smallest denomination chip in play when action resumes.

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 4:25 PM Local Time
Yorane Kerignard Eliminated in 9th Place ($36,164)

Yorane Kerignard

Having just doubled up, Kerignard opened the button for 52,000. Big blind James Mackey, who had returned rather quickly after his impromptu break, asked to see how much his opponent was playing, and moved all in. Kerignard called right away.

Yorane Kerignard:   
James Mackey:   

The board ran out         and that was it for the Frenchman; out in 9th place for $36,164.

The remaining 8 players are guaranteed $48,823.

James Mackey3,000,000600,000
Yorane Kerignard0-618,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:15 PM Local Time
Double For Kerignard

After winning a blind battle, James Mackey grabbed his bag and headed for the rail, presumably to go to the bathroom. His small blind was dead the next hand, so the table was three-handed when Yorane Kerignard shoved under the gun for 295,000. Big blind Aaron Mermelstein asked how much it was before he called.

Yorane Kerignard:   
Aaron Mermelstein:   

The board ran out         and Kerignard doubled.

Aaron Mermelstein1,890,000-210,000
Yorane Kerignard618,000323,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:08 PM Local Time
Bozzano Getting Short

Gary Hasson opened the button with a raise to 61,000 and big blind Enio Bozzano called. Bozzano check-called 45,000 on     and another bet - we believe to be 140,000 - on the   turn.

The river came the   and both players checked. Bozzano said he had a four, showing the  , but that turned out to be no good as Hasson tabled   .

Gary Hasson1,700,000400,000
Enio Bozzano450,000-250,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 4:06 PM Local Time
Mackey Takes From Rabinowitz

Darren Rabinowitz opened to 55,000 in the cutoff. James Mackey, on the button, called.

The flop was    . Darren checked. Mackey bet 50,000. Rabinowitz called. The dealer burned and turned the  . Rabinowitz checked again. Mackey continued for 135,000. Rabinowitz called. The   river filled up the board. Rabinowitz checked for a third time. Mackey threw in a bet of 250,000. Rabinowitz tank-folded.

James Mackey2,040,000320,000
Darren Rabinowitz1,950,000-450,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:55 PM Local Time
Trips for Rabinowitz

Darren Rabinowitz opened to 55,000 on the button. James Mackey, in the small blind, three-bet to 200,000. Rabinowitz called.

A flop reading     was dealt. Mackey bet 150,000. Rabinowitz called. The turn came the   and was checked around to the   river. Again, both players checked. Mackey showed    and Rabinowitz showed    for trips, to take down the pot.

Darren Rabinowitz2,400,000180,000
James Mackey1,720,000-430,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:48 PM Local Time
Hasson With the Check-Raise

In what appeared to be a limped pot, small blind Gary Hasson checked on    . Big blind Ana Marquez bet 40,000 and Hasson called.

The   hit the turn and Hasson checked once more. Marquez didn't hold back and slid 130,000 in chips forward. Hasson contemplated on what to do for just a bit before he announced a raise to 380,000.

Marquez folded soon after.

Ana Marquez1,050,000-200,000
Gary Hasson854,000144,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:31 PM Local Time
Luiz Duarte Eliminated in 10th place ($36,164)

Luiz Duarte

Darren Rabinowitz opened on the button to 45,000. Luiz Duarte, in the small blind, moved all in for 500,000. Rabinowitz made the call.

Darren Rabinowitz:   
Luiz Duarte:   

The board came       and Duarte was sent to the rail in 10th place, cashing for $36,164.

Darren Rabinowitz2,220,000540,000
Luiz Duarte0-300,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:24 PM Local Time
Chip Counts for Table 432
James Mackey2,150,000200,000
Aaron Mermelstein1,900,000100,000
Darren Rabinowitz1,680,000-410,000
Yorane Kerignard640,000-140,000
Luiz Duarte300,000-340,000