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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
  • Prizepool: $2,343,600
  • Entries: 868
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 15, 2018 3:18 PM Local Time
Chip Counts for Table 424
Gal Yifrach1,415,000-305,000
Enio Bozzano1,340,00039,000
Ana Marquez1,250,000110,000
Ben Palmer1,180,000-140,000
Gary Hasson980,000150,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:08 PM Local Time
Marquez Caught With Her Hand in the Cookie Jar

Enio Bozzano opened under the gun for 48,000 and he picked up Gary Hasson (small blind) and Ana Marquez (big blind) to see a flop.

All three checked on     and the   was seen for free. Hasson bet out 57,000 and both Marquez and initial raiser Bozzano called.

The   completed the board and Hasson checked. Marquez bet out 235,000 and Bozzano called. Hasson folded.

Marquez, with a guilty smile on her face, showed   . Hasson took it down with the   .

Enio Bozzano1,301,000271,000
Ana Marquez1,140,000-180,000
Gary Hasson830,000-70,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 3:00 PM Local Time
Anatoly Filatov Eliminated in 11th place ($27,284)

Anatoly Filatov

Aaron Mermelstein opened to 35,000 on the cutoff. Anatoly Filatov, in the small blind, three-bet shoved for 260,000. Darren Rabinowitz, in the big blind, four-bet to 500,000. Mermelstein folded.

Darren Rabinowitz:   
Anatoly Filatov:   

The board ran       and Filatov was eliminated in 11th place for $27,284.

Darren Rabinowitz2,090,000669,000
Aaron Mermelstein1,800,000440,000
Anatoly Filatov0-380,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:56 PM Local Time
Florian Duta Eliminated in 12th Place ($27,284)

Florian Duta

Florian Duta opened the cutoff for 65,000 and his neighbor James Mackey three-bet to 135,000 from the button. The blinds released and the action was back on Duta. He moved all in, though we missed for how much it was total as Mackey called rather quickly and there was no counting of the stacks.

Florian Duta;   
James Mackey;   

The flop came     and that was just about it. While Duta made runner-runner two pair with the   on the turn and   on the river, it wasn't enough to beat Mackey's flopped top set.

"Interesting turn and river," Dura said with a wry smile before he exited the tournament area.

James Mackey1,950,000985,000
Florian Duta0-1,050,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:44 PM Local Time
Redraw Final Two Tables
SeatTable 424Table 432
1Ben PalmerAnatoly Filatov
2Gal YifrachDarren Rabinowitz
3Gary HassonFlorian Duta
4Luiz DuarteJames Mackey
5Ana MarquezAaron Mermelstein
6Enio BozzanoYorane Kerignard
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:42 PM Local Time
Yifrach Eliminates Dunst

Tony Dunst

Tony Dunst opened to 60,000 in the small blind. Gal Yifrach, in the big blind, three-bet shoved for around 500,000. Dunst snap-called, putting at risk his last chips.

Gal Yifrach:   
Tony Dunst:   

The board came       and Yifrach won the pot, sending Dunst to the rail in 13th place.

Gal Yifrach1,720,000700,000
Tony Dunst0-360,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:38 PM Local Time
Robert McLaughlin Eliminated

Robert McLaughlin

Not long after Hartree's departure, former tablemate Robert McLaughlin joined him on the rail. The culprit was, once again, Gary Hasson with ace-queen.

McLaughlin shoved from the cutoff and small blind Hasson moved in over the top. Big blind Filatov folded.

Robert McLaughlin:   
Gary Hasson:   

The board came         and McLaughlin hit the rail in 14th place.

Gary Hasson900,000340,000
Robert McLaughlin0-270,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:35 PM Local Time
Kyle Hartree Eliminated

Kyle Hartree

In the last hand before the break, James Mackey limped in from the small blind with    and big blind Kyle Hartree checked. Mackey bet 20,000 on the     flop, 52,000 on the   turn, and 135,000 on the   river. Hartree called the flop and turn and raised to 285,000 on the river. Mackey called with his flush and won the pot as Hartree showed king-high with the  .

Right after the break, Hartree moved in from the small blind for just over 200,000. Big blind Gary Hasson called.

Kyle Hartree:   
Gary Hasson:   

The board ran out         and that was the end of it for Hartree who finishes in 15th place.

Kyle Hartree0-210,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:32 PM Local Time
Aces for Mermelstein

Ben Palmer opened to 43,000 under the gun. Aaron Mermelstein three-bet to 130,000 from the small blind. Palmer called.

The flop was    . Mermelstein bet 80,000. Palmer called. The turn was the   and was checked around to the   river. Mermelstein threw in a bet of 260,000. His opponent tank-called. Mermelstein showed    and Palmer mucked.

Aaron Mermelstein1,360,000440,000
Ben Palmer1,320,000-600,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:13 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Friday, June 15, 2018 2:12 PM Local Time
Mermelstein Flops Quads, Doubles Up

Aaron Mermelstein

The player in the hijack opened to 32,000. Aaron Mermelstein, on the cutoff, three-bet to 80,000. Ana Marquez, on the button, four-bet to 165,000. The original raiser folded. Mermelstein called with his last 370,000.

The flop was    . Mermelstein checked, Marquez moved all in for 1,300,000, and Mermelstein snap-called.

Aaron Mermelstein:   
Ana Marquez:   

The   turn and   river completed the board and Mermelstein doubled up.

Ana Marquez1,320,000-30,000
Aaron Mermelstein920,000-230,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:06 PM Local Time
There's No Stopping Hartree

Kyle Hartree

Bracelet winner James "" Mackey opened the button for 35,000. Small blind Kyle Hartree opted to three-bet to 90,000 and the big blind folded. Mackey called.

The flop of     saw Hartree check. Mackey bet 65,000 and Hartree called.

They both checked the   turn before the   completed the board. Hartree bet out 100,000 and Mackey quickly folded.

Kyle Hartree665,000160,000
James Mackey592,000-258,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 2:01 PM Local Time
Duta Doubles Through Marquez

Ana Marquez opened to 35,000 under the gun. The player from one seat over three-bet to 110,000. Florian Duta then four-bet shoved for 460,000, and Marquez was the only caller.

Florian Duta:   
Ana Marquez:   

The       board ran safe for Duta who doubled up.

Ana Marquez1,350,000-450,000
Florian Duta1,050,000840,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:52 PM Local Time
Jason Mercier Eliminated, 15 Remain

Jason Mercier

From the cutoff, Jason Mercier opened for 32,000. His neighbor, Enio Bozzano, flat-called before big blind Darren Rabinowitz squeezed to 185,000. With the action back on Mercier, he shoved for what appeared to be 303,000. Bozzano folded, Rabinowitz called instantly.

Darren Rabinowitz:   
Jason Mercier:   

The board ran out       and that was the end of it for the most decorated player left in the field as Jason Mercier is out in 16th place.

Darren Rabinowitz1,421,000321,000
Jason Mercier0-290,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:52 PM Local Time
Chip Counts for Table 440
Gal Yifrach1,020,000600,000
James Mackey850,000580,000
Gary Hasson560,000-60,000
Kyle Hartree505,000-51,000
Anatoly Filatov380,000-340,000
Robert McLaughlin270,00010,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:49 PM Local Time
David Mock Knocked Out by Aaron Mermelstein

David Mock

The player under the gun opened to 32,000. Aaron Mermelstein called from one seat over. David Mock, in the small blind, shoved for his last 300,000. The original raiser folded. Mermelstein called.

Aaron Mermelstein:   
David Mock:   

The board came       to make a pair of kings for both players, but Mermelstein's kicker was best and Mock was eliminated for a $20,975 payday.

Aaron Mermelstein1,150,000370,000
David Mock0-390,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:45 PM Local Time
Hartree Versus McLaughlin

Kyle Hartree, one of the shorter stacks in the tournament, opened the hijack for 35,000. Big blind Robert McLaughlin called.

The two both checked the     flop, so the   on the turn was seen for free. McLaughlin led out for 55,000 and Hartree called.

The   completed the board, making any ten a straight. McLaughlin bet a hefty 150,000. Hartree, with 206,000 behind at that point, tanked for some time before he called.

McLaughlin showed   , Hartree took it down with   .

Kyle Hartree556,000201,000
Robert McLaughlin260,000-160,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:43 PM Local Time
Chip Counts of Table 432
Enio Bozzano1,030,000-170,000
Darren Rabinowitz910,00060,000
Yorane Kerignard780,000-40,000
Tony Dunst360,000-31,000
Jason Mercier290,00075,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:39 PM Local Time
Chip Counts of Table 424
Ben Palmer1,920,000190,000
Ana Marquez1,800,000190,000
Aaron Mermelstein780,000270,000
Luiz Duarte640,000-80,000
David Mock390,000-9,000
Florian Duta210,000-582,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:31 PM Local Time
Final Three Table Redraw
SeatTable 424Table 432Table 440
1Ben PalmerYorane KerignardKyle Hartree
2Florian DutaDarren RabinowitzGary Hasson
3David MockTony DunstAnatoly Filatov
4Luiz DuarteemptyGal Yifrach
5Aaron MermelsteinJason MercierRobert McLaughlin
6Ana MarquezEnio BozzanoJames Mackey