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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 1:26 PM Local Time
Hasson Sends Rudolph Out

The player under the gun opened to 35,000. Gary Hasson called from one seat over. Christian Rudolph then three-bet shoved for 283,000 from the button. The small blind asked for a count, but proceeded to fold. The original raiser folded as well. Hasson went deep into the tank for a few minutes, and the clock was called on him. With two seconds left on the clock, Hasson threw in chips commenting: ''All right, I call.''

Gary Hasson:   
Christian Rudolph:   

The board ran out       and Rudolph couldn't hit, heading to the rail instead.

Gary Hasson620,000260,000
Christian Rudolph0-360,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:26 PM Local Time
Mercier Doesn't Take the Bait

Luiz Duarte limped in from the small blind and small stack Jason Mercier checked from the big blind.

Duarte bet 16,000 on the     flop and Mercier called. They both checked the   on the turn and   on the river. Duarte showed    for the flopped top set, and Mercier mucked.

"Good river for me," Mercier said with a smile.

Luiz Duarte720,00050,000
Jason Mercier215,000-69,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:10 PM Local Time
Some Counts
Ana Marquez1,610,000-20,000
Darren Rabinowitz850,000-89,000
Robert McLaughlin420,000-94,000
Christian Rudolph360,000-10,000
James Mackey270,000-289,000
Talesh Patel205,000-92,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:03 PM Local Time
Marquez Keeps Winning

We got there on the flop as Ana Marquez checked from the small blind on    . Yorane Kerignard, on the button, bet 25,000 and saw Marquez check-raise to 80,000. Kerignard called in position.

The   hit the turn and Marquez bet 110,000. Kerignard wasted no time calling.

With the   completing the board, Marquez bet 280,000. Before she had even released the chips, Kerignard inquired how much it was. The dealer counted the 280,000 and Kerignard tossed in a single 1,000-chip to indicate a call.

Marquez showed    for the rivered straight and Kerignard mucked.

Ana Marquez1,630,000710,000
Yorane Kerignard820,000-580,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 1:00 PM Local Time
Filatov Gets Bozzano to Fold

Anatoly Filatov opened to 26,000 under the gun. Enio Bozzano, on the cutoff, called, along with the big blind.

The flop was    . The big blind checked. Filatov bet 40,000. Bozzano called. The big blind folded.

The turn brought the  . Filatov continued for 125,000. Bozzano stuck around with a call.

The   river completed the board. Filatov bet 230,000. Bozzano went deep into the tank, looking at Filatov and at the board back and forth, but proceeded to let go of his hand.

Enio Bozzano1,200,00090,000
Anatoly Filatov720,000-31,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:54 PM Local Time
More For Kerignard

Luiz Duarte opened the button for 27,000 and big blind Yorane Kerignard called.

Kerignard check-called 35,000 on the flop of    , and 80,000 on the   turn.

The   river saw both players check and Kerignard took it down with his   . The flopped two-pair got counterfeited on the river but still proved good as Duarte mucked.

Yorane Kerignard1,400,000181,000
Luiz Duarte830,000-180,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:47 PM Local Time
Duarte Eliminates Farin

Alexander Farin opened to 27,000 under the gun. Luiz Duarte called from the cutoff. The small blind then three-bet to 107,000. Action back on Farin, he four-bet shoved for around 320,000. Duarte then reshoved for 532,000, and the small blind folded.

Alexander Farin:   
Luiz Duarte:   

The board ran out      , giving Duarte the big pot and sending Farin to the rail.

Luiz Duarte1,010,000485,000
Alexander Farin0-479,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:43 PM Local Time
Hartree Calls With Third Pair

Christian Rudolph limped in from the small blind after glancing over to his neighbor's stack. Big blind Kyle Hartree checked his option.

Rudolph led out for 13,000 on     and Hartree called. They both checked the   on the turn, then the   completed the board. Rudolph bet 16,000 and Hartree called.

Rudolph showed    for fourth pair, but the pot went to Hartree who had better with   .

Christian Rudolph370,000-178,000
Kyle Hartree355,00075,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:39 PM Local Time
Mermelstein Wins One

Aaron Mermelstein opened to 26,000 on the cutoff. Enio Bozzano, in the small blind, three-bet to 88,000. Mermelstein called.

A flop reading     was dealt and was checked through to the   turn. Again, both players checked. The   river completed the board. Bozzano bet 48,000, and Mermelstein snap-called. Bozzano showed    and Mermelstein revealed    to take down the pot.

Enio Bozzano1,110,000210,000
Aaron Mermelstein510,000-15,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:32 PM Local Time
Palmer Keeps Building

Start-of-day chip leader Ben Palmer opened to 26,000 from under the gun, and Gary Hasson called from the button.

The flop was    . Palmer bet 28,000, and Hasson called. The turn was the  . Palmer checked, and Hasson threw in a bet of 62,000. Palmer called. The   river completed the board, and both players checked.

Palmer tabled   , and that was good enough to rake in the pot as Hasson mucked.

Ben Palmer1,730,000135,000
Gary Hasson360,000-141,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:31 PM Local Time
Marquez vs. Mercier, Round 3

Ana Marquez and Jason Mercier keep playing pots against each other. There are four tables total, but so far it are the pots between these two that have mainly caught our attention.

Marquez opened the cutoff for 26,000 and Jason Mercier called from the big blind. Mercier check-called 25,000 on     before they both checked the   on the turn.

The   completed the board and Mercier checked for the third time. Marquez bet 55,000 and Mercier went deep into the tank. After some minutes, he called.

"I must be beat," Marquez said before revealing   .

Mercier showed    and the two chopped the pot.

Ana Marquez920,0000
Jason Mercier284,000-56,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:22 PM Local Time
Marquez Takes More From Mercier

Jason Mercier opened to 27,000 on the button. Ana Marquez, in the big blind, raised to 90,000. Mercier called.

The dealer spread a flop of    . Marquez bet 75,000. Mercier called. The turn brought the  . Marquez continued for 175,000. Mercier went deep into the tank before giving up his hand.

Ana Marquez920,00060,000
Jason Mercier340,000-240,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:17 PM Local Time
Marquez Takes it (Again) With a Turn Bet

Ana Marquez opened the cutoff for 26,000 and the button folded right away. Small blind Luiz Duarte had bigger plans and three-bet. We didn't get the sizing, but big blind Jason Mercier folded while initial raiser Marquez called.

On the flop of    , Duarte continued for 65,000. Marquez wasn't backing down and called rather quickly.

The   hit the turn and Duarte checked. Marquez cut out 190,000 and slid the chips forward. Duarte didn't hesitate much and folded.

Ana Marquez860,000140,000
Luiz Duarte525,000-140,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:10 PM Local Time
Marquez Takes It on the Turn

Jason Mercier opened to 27,000 under the gun. Ana Marquez from the button.

The flop was    . Mercier bet 28,000, and Marquez called. The turn brought the  . Mercier checked. Marquez threw in a bet of 78,000. Mercier went deep into the tank, then proceeded to fold.

Ana Marquez720,00038,000
Jason Mercier580,000-7,000
Friday, June 15, 2018 12:01 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

The tournament director has announced the ceremonial ''shuffle up and deal'' and cards are in the air.

Friday, June 15, 2018 9:41 AM Local Time
The Final Day of Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Starts at 12 p.m.

WSOP 2018 Bracelet

The remaining 20 players of Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed return to the felt today at 12 noon and will play down to a winner.

Ben Palmer leads those who remain with a stack of 1,595,000. He is followed by Yorane Kerignard (1,219,000), the only other player besides Palmer with more than a million to start today. Five-time bracelet winner Jason Mercier is still in contention as well and will be trying to add another bracelet to his collection.

The first two players eliminated during the day will receive $16,435. The top four finishers will be getting six-figure payouts and the winner will take home $461,798 along with the WSOP gold bracelet.

Players will get back at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante and blinds will increase every hour. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after 6 levels, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4241Kyle HartreeCanada375,00031
Amazon4242Ben PalmerUnited States1,595,000133
Amazon4243Darren RabinowitzUnited States939,00078
Amazon4244Gary HassonBelgium501,00042
Amazon4246Christian RudolphGermany548,00046
Amazon4322Jason MercierUnited States587,00049
Amazon4323Yorane KerignardFrance1,219,000102
Amazon4324Ana MarquezSpain672,00056
Amazon4325Alexander FarinUnited States479,00040
Amazon4326Luiz DuarteBrazil665,00055
Amazon4401Florian DutaUnited Kingdom712,00059
Amazon4402Aaron MermelsteinUnited States525,00044
Amazon4403Anatoly FilatovUnited States751,00063
Amazon4404Enio BozzanoBrazil900,00075
Amazon4406Gal YifrachUnited States420,00035
Amazon4411Tony DunstUnited States391,00033
Amazon4412Talesh PatelUnited States297,00025
Amazon4413Robert McLaughlinUnited States514,00043
Amazon4414David MockUnited States399,00033
Amazon4416James MackeyUnited States559,00047