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

Friday, June 15, 2018 to Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $4,176,000
  • Entries: 87
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:03 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Below 8 Million

Pot-Limit Omaha

Dan Smith limped from the small blind and Michael Mizrachi checked his option.

They checked to the turn of an      board where Smith bet the pot of 120,000. Mizrachi called, the   river completed the board, and Smith bet 260,000. Mizrachi mulled it over for a bit before he folded.

Michael Mizrachi7,900,000-400,000
Dan Smith6,300,000200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:56 PM Local Time
Hennigan Climbing Up


Benny Glaser completed holding a   and John Hennigan called with a  . Dan Smith called as well with a  , so the three headed to fourth street.

John Hennigan:   /    
Dan Smith:   /     - fold on sixth
Benny Glaser:   /   - fold on fourth

Hennigan put out a bet on fourth street and Smith called. On fifth street, Hennigan bet again and Smith called again. Hennigan bet once more on sixth street and Smith, who paired his king, folded.

Dan Smith6,100,000-500,000
John Hennigan4,400,000700,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:51 PM Local Time
Smith Inching Closer to Mizrachi

Dan Smith


Dan Smith completed with a   in last position and Michael Mizrachi defended with a  . Smith was dealt a jack of his own while Mizrachi caught low, so Mizrachi bet and Smith called. Fifth street saw both catch good and Smith put in a raise. Mizrachi called and then called sixth.

Dan Smith:   /    / 
Michael Mizrachi:   /    / 

Smith bet the end and Mizrachi went into the tank for about 30 seconds. He didn't seem pleased but splashed in a call. Smith tabled     for a six-five and took it down.

Michael Mizrachi8,300,000-1,200,000
Dan Smith6,600,0001,200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:49 PM Local Time
Glaser Drops Some Back to Mizrachi


Michael Mizrachi:    /      /  
Benny Glaser:    /      /   - fold

Michael Mizrachi completed on third street, Benny Glaser raised, and Mizrachi called. Mizrachi check-called a bet on fourth street before betting with the better board on fifth. Glaser called, both checked on sixth, Mizrachi bet on seventh, and Glaser folded.

Michael Mizrachi9,500,000800,000
Benny Glaser2,200,000-900,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:44 PM Local Time
Hennigan Gets Multiple Streets From Leah


Michael Mizrachi brought in with a   and Benny Glaser called holding a  . Mike Leah completed with a   and John Hennigan made it two bets holding a  . Everyone folded except for Leah so the two went heads up into fourth street.

John Hennigan:   /    
Mike Leah:   /     - fold on sixth

Hennigan bet on fourth and Leah called. Leah was first to act on fifth street but checked. Hennigan continued betting.

On sixth street, Hennigan was first to act and bet. Leah thought for a bit, but eventually folded his hand.

John Hennigan3,700,000360,000
Mike Leah1,100,000-890,000
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:33 PM Local Time
Smith Over Mizrachi in Blinds Battle

Omaha Hi-Lo

Dan Smith raised in the small blind and Michael Mizrachi defended big. Mizrachi called a bet on the flop and then bet turn himself on     . Smith called and the river was a  . Both players checked.

Smith showed      for two pair, and Mizrachi mucked jacks and two cards he didn't show.

Michael Mizrachi8,700,000-300,000
Dan Smith5,400,0001,210,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:25 PM Local Time
Glaser Gets Some Back From Mizrachi


Benny Glaser:    /      /  
Michael Mizrachi:    /      /  

Benny Glaser was the bring-in, Michael Mizrachi completed, and Glaser called.

Mizrachi bet all the way up until seventh street and Glaser called him down. On seventh street, Mizrachi checked, Glaser bet, and Mizrachi called.

Glaser tabled     for jacks and fives, Mizrachi mucked, and Glaser won the pot.

Michael Mizrachi9,000,000-1,000,000
Benny Glaser3,100,000900,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:21 PM Local Time
Glaser Continues Sliding

Benny Glaser


John Hennigan called showing a   before Michael Mizrachi completed with the  . Benny Glaser made it two bets with his   and everyone folded except for Mizrachi.

Michael Mizrachi:   /    / 
Benny Glaser:   /    / 

Glaser continued betting on fourth street and Mizrachi called. Both players then checked on fifth street.

On sixth street, Glaser went back to betting and Mizrachi called again. On seventh, Glaser slowed down and checked. Mizrachi fired a bet and Glaser dropped into the tank. He thought for a couple of minutes but eventually decided to fold, so Mizrachi took down another pot.

Michael Mizrachi10,000,000800,000
Benny Glaser2,200,000-600,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:13 PM Local Time
Glaser Mucks Sixth


Michael Mizrachi completed with the   and called a raise from Benny Glaser on his left, showing  . "Grinder" picked up an   and came out betting on fourth but both players checked fifth.

Michael Mizrachi:   /    
Benny Glaser:   /    

Mizrachi fired again on sixth and that convinced Glaser to give up his hand.

Michael Mizrachi9,200,000395,000
Benny Glaser2,800,000-445,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:05 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 120000/240000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:50 PM Local Time

The players are on a 15-minute break.

Michael Mizrachi8,805,000-95,000
Dan Smith4,190,00090,000
John Hennigan3,340,00040,000
Benny Glaser3,245,00045,000
Mike Leah1,990,000-210,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:48 PM Local Time
Full House For Hennigan

No-Limit Hold'em

John Hennigan opened to 130,000 from under the gun, Dan Smith called from the cutoff, and Michael Mizrachi called from the button.

The flop came down     and Hennigan checked to Smith who bet 200,000. Mizrachi folded, Hennigan called, and the   turn fell. Hennigan checked, Smith bet 450,000, and Hennigan called again. The river was the   and both players checked.

Hennigan tabled    for nines full of deuces, Smith mucked, and Hennigan won the pot.

Dan Smith4,100,000-1,100,000
John Hennigan3,300,0001,000,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:44 PM Local Time
Randall Emmett: Hollywood Producer & Now Poker Champion

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:39 PM Local Time
Glaser Will Take Two, Please

2-7 Triple Draw

Dan Smith raised from under the gun and Benny Glaser called on the button.

On the first draw, Smith took one while Glaser took two. Smith then bet and Glaser called.

On the second draw, Smith took one while Glaser took two again. Smith then bet once more and Glaser called.

Smith stood pat on the final draw and Glaser dropped into the tank. He thought for roughly a minute before deciding to take two for a third time. Smith then bet. Glaser took a peek at his cards then quickly pitched them away, so Smith took down the pot with no showdown.

Dan Smith5,200,000500,000
Benny Glaser3,200,000-600,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:33 PM Local Time
Another Nutty Hand for Grinder

2-7 Triple Draw

John Hennigan raised on the button and Michael Mizrachi gave him action, taking three. Hennigan took one. Nonetheless, "Grinder" check-raised and Hennigan called. Both drew a card and Mizrachi bet. Hennigan called and drew after Grinder patted.

Hennigan mucked to the final bet, showing a nut draw with      having paired a  . Mizrachi showed      .

Michael Mizrachi8,900,000600,000
John Hennigan2,300,000-500,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:26 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi8,300,0000
Dan Smith4,700,000200,000
Benny Glaser3,800,000-200,000
John Hennigan2,800,000-175,000
Mike Leah2,200,000-200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:21 PM Local Time
Glaser Takes From Smith

Benny Glaser

Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser raised from cutoff and Dan Smith called from the big blind.

Smith check-called bets from Glaser every step of the way through the       board and Glaser tabled    for aces and nines. Smith mucked, and Glaser won the pot.

Dan Smith4,500,000-900,000
Benny Glaser4,000,000900,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:18 PM Local Time
Leah Gets a Few Bets Out of Mizrachi

Limit Hold'em

Michael Mizrachi opened on the button with a raise and he was called by Mike Leah in the big blind.

The flop was     and Leah checked-called a bet from Mizrachi.

On the   turn, Leah checked again. Mizrachi bet and Leah called once more.

Both players checked on the   river. Leah showed down his   , and it was good to earn him the pot when Mizrachi mucked.

Michael Mizrachi8,300,000-500,000
Mike Leah2,400,000600,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:16 PM Local Time
Aaron Katz Eliminated in 6th Place ($191,234)

Aaron Katz

Limit Hold'em

Aaron Katz raised on the button and Benny Glaser defended big blind. They got the rest of the money in on the     flop, with Katz only having 130,000 to put in.

Aaron Katz:   
Benny Glaser:   

The turn was a   and the river a  , bringing a backdoor flush for Glaser to bust Katz. He exits in sixth a year after taking 11th in this event.

Benny Glaser3,100,000900,000
Aaron Katz0-690,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3:09 PM Local Time
Nut Flush For Johnny World

John Hennigan

Pot-Limit Omaha

Mike Leah limped from the small blind and John "World" Hennigan checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came down     and Leah check-called 50,000 from Hennigan to see the   turn. Both checked, the   river completed the board, Leah checked and Hennigan bet 75,000.

Leah called, but mucked when Hennigan tabled      for the nut flush.

John Hennigan2,975,000175,000
Mike Leah1,800,000-100,000