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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 8:30 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Scoops a Big One Against Hennigan

Omaha Hi-Lo

John Hennigan raised from the button, Michael Mizrachi three-bet from the big blind and Hennigan called.

The flop came down    , Mizrachi checked, Hennigan bet and Mizrachi called.

The turn was the  , Mizrachi led out and Hennigan called.

The river was the  , Mizrachi bet and Hennigan called.

Mizrachi tabled      for jacks and deuces with the nut low, Hennigan mucked after staring at the situation for about 10 seconds and Mizrachi scooped the pot.

Michael Mizrachi9,500,0001,700,000
John Hennigan6,300,000-1,600,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:28 PM Local Time
Hennigan and Mizrachi Chop Up Smith

Omaha Hi-Lo

On the button, Michael Mizrachi opened and John Hennigan called from the small blind. Dan Smith also called from the big blind.

The flop was     and action checked to Mizrachi who put out a bet. Both Hennigan and Smith called.

The turn was the   prompting checks from all three players and the   came on the river. There, action checked to Mizrachi again and he bet again. Hennigan quickly called and Smith dropped into the tank. He tanked for a while then eventually decided to call.

Mizrachi showed down his      for the nut low while Hennigan showed      for the high. Smith said something about having a low as well then mucked his hand, and his chip were split between his two opponents.

John Hennigan7,900,000-100,000
Michael Mizrachi7,800,000500,000
Dan Smith6,100,000-1,000,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:23 PM Local Time
Smith Takes Massive Pot Off Mizrachi

Dan Smith


Michael Mizrachi completed with the   and Dan Smith defended with the  . On fifth street, with neither player having a particularly scary board, a raising war broke out with Mizrachi betting, Smith raising, Mizrachi three-betting and Smith four-betting. Mizrachi called and then called down sixth and seventh.

Dan Smith:    /    
Michael Mizrachi:   /    / 

A set of sevens was good and Smith dragged one of the bigger pots of the tournament.

Michael Mizrachi7,300,000-2,300,000
Dan Smith7,100,0002,800,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:19 PM Local Time
Hennigan With the Better Two Pair


John Hennigan:    /      /  
Dan Smith:    /      /  

John Hennigan completed, Dan Smith raised and Hennigan called. Hennigan check-called a bet on fourth street before leading out on fifth street. Smith raised, Hennigan called and then check-called bets on both remaining streets.

Smith showed     for nines and eights, but Hennigan tabled     for tens and sixes to win the pot.

John Hennigan8,000,0002,400,000
Dan Smith4,300,000-2,200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:17 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Scoops a Big One From Hennigan


John Hennigan was the bring in with the  . Michael Mizrachi completed with the   and Hennigan called.

Michael Mizrachi:   /    / 
John Hennigan:   /    / 

Mizrachi bet on fourth street and Hennigan called. On fifth street, Mizrachi bet again and Hennigan made it two bets. Mizrachi called.

On sixth street, Mizrachi checked, then called a bet from Hennigan. Mizrachi check-called one more bet on seventh street. Hennigan announced that he had a pair of threes but Mizrachi showed     in his hand for a pair of nines and that would earn him the big pot.

Michael Mizrachi9,600,0002,300,000
John Hennigan5,600,000-2,300,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:09 PM Local Time
Smith Shows His Rags

No-Limit Hold'em

John Hennigan completed and then called a raise to 350,000 from Dan Smith. He check-called 280,000 on the     flop and both checked the  . Hennigan checked the   river and Smith announced 1.6 million after some thought.

Hennigan folded right away and Smith showed   .

John Hennigan7,900,000-700,000
Dan Smith6,500,000700,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:05 PM Local Time
Smith Bets Mizrachi Out

No-Limit Hold'em

Dan Smith raised to 235,000 from the button, Michael Mizrachi three-bet to 550,000 from the small blind and Smith called.

The flop came down    , Mizrachi checked, Smith bet 425,000 and Mizrachi mulled it over for a bit before he folded.

Michael Mizrachi7,300,000-565,000
Dan Smith5,800,000995,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:58 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 200000/400000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:45 PM Local Time

The players are in the midst of another 15-minute break.

John Hennigan9,080,0000
Michael Mizrachi7,865,0000
Dan Smith4,805,000-195,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:43 PM Local Time
Hennigan Takes the Lead From Mizrachi Just Before the Break

John Hennigan

2-7 Triple Draw

Michael Mizrachi made it two bets on the button and John Hennigan called from the small blind.

On the first draw, both players took two. Hennigan then bet and Mizrachi called.

Hennigan stood pat on the second draw and before Mizrachi decided how many cards to take, Hennigan put out a bet. Mizrachi took two cards, sweated them, then decided to call.

On the final draw, Hennigan stood pat and Mizrachi took one. Both players checked and Hennigan showed his       for a ten-low and it was good for him to take the pot as Mizrachi mucked.

John Hennigan9,080,0001,080,000
Michael Mizrachi7,865,000-935,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:41 PM Local Time
Hennigan Gets a Pile from Smith

2-7 Triple Draw

Dan Smith raised on the button and John Hennigan defended big blind. He was ahead in the draw taking two against three and came out betting. Smith called and each player took a card less than before. Hennigan again bet and Smith raised this time. Hennigan wasted no time before tossing in three bets, and Smith thought about 30 seconds and called. Hennigan patted, Smith took one, and both players checked.

Hennigan won it with      .

John Hennigan8,000,0001,450,000
Dan Smith5,000,000-1,400,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:41 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Wins Huge Pot With Number One Against Smith's Number Three

Michael Mizrachi

2-7 Triple Draw

John Hennigan raised from the button, Dan Smith called from the small blind and Michael Mizrachi called from the big blind.

Smith drew two, Mizrachi drew three, Hennigan drew three and Smith bet. Mizrachi raised, Hennigan called, Smith made it three bets, Mizrachi made it four bets, Hennigan folded and Smith called.

Smith drew one, Mizrachi stood pat and Smith checked. Mizrachi bet, Smith check-raised, Mizrachi reraised and Smith called.

Both stood pat on the final draw and Smith check-called a bet.

Mizrachi fanned       for number one, Smith showed a defeated       for number three and Mizrachi regained the lead.

Michael Mizrachi8,800,0002,100,000
John Hennigan6,550,000150,000
Dan Smith6,400,000-2,700,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:32 PM Local Time
Hennigan's Two > Mizrachi's Two

Stud Hi-Lo

Michael Mizrachi was the bring in with the   and John Hennigan completed. Dan Smith made it two bets before Mizrachi made it three bets. Hennigan called as did Smith.

John Hennigan:   /    / 
Michael Mizrachi:   /    / 
Dan Smith:   /   — Folded on fourth

Mizrachi led out with his pair of sixes on fourth street and Hennigan made it two bets. Smith thought for a bit before folding but Mizrachi called.

On fifth street, Mizrachi check-called a bet from Hennigan, and he check-called another on sixth street. Mizrachi check-called once again on seventh street. Hennigan showed up his     for two-pair, nines and sevens, and Mizrachi was left shaking his head, revealing his   for a worse two pair.

Michael Mizrachi6,700,000-1,800,000
John Hennigan6,400,0002,200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:27 PM Local Time
Smith into the Lead

Stud Hi-Lo

John Hennigan defended his bring-in with the   when Dan Smith completed with the  . Smith continued his aggression as he picked up two more low cards, while Hennigan did the same on fifth and sixth.

John Hennigan:   /    / 
Dan Smith:   /    / 

Smith's river bet received a quick call and he opened     for the nut two-pair to win the whole pot.

Dan Smith9,100,0001,200,000
John Hennigan4,200,000-1,200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:25 PM Local Time
Smith On a Rush

Stud Hi-Lo

Dan Smith:    /      /   
Michael Mizrachi:    /      /  

Dan Smith was the bring in, Michael Mizrachi completed and Smith called. Mizrachi bet on fourth and fifth street, Smith called on both and both checked on sixth. Smith bet on seventh and Mizrachi called after some deliberation.

Smith showed     for a pair of tens, Mizrachi mucked and Smith won the pot.

Michael Mizrachi8,500,000-700,000
Dan Smith7,900,0001,000,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:18 PM Local Time
Smith Moves Into Second Place

Dan Smith

Limit Hold'em

Dan Smith raised on the button and John Hennigan made it three bets from the big blind. Smith called and the two headed to a flop.

On the     flop, Hennigan bet. Smith called.

The turn was the   and Hennigan bet again. Smith called once more.

The river was the   and Hennigan slowed down with a check. Smith put out a bet this time and Hennigan called. Hennigan was left shaking his head when Smith turned up his    for a full house. Hennigan mucked and Smith took down the pot.

Dan Smith6,900,0001,200,000
John Hennigan5,400,000-1,500,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:15 PM Local Time
Hennigan and Smith Trade Pots

Limit Hold'em

Dan Smith raised on the button and John Hennigan defended big blind. "Johnny World" check-raised on     and Smith called. Hennigan's next bet folded out Smith after the   hit.

The next hand, Hennigan completed and Smith raised. Hennigan called and check-raised again after the     flop. Smith continued and this time got checked to after the   turned. Smith bet and Hennigan called. The river brought the   and Smith bet again. Hennigan thought briefly and released.

John Hennigan6,900,000-200,000
Dan Smith5,700,000200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:12 PM Local Time
Second Pair For Mizrachi

Limit Hold'em

John Hennigan raised from the button and Michael Mizrachi called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Mizrachi bet. Hennigan called, the   river completed the board, Mizrachi bet and Hennigan called.

Mizrachi tabled    for a pair of eights, Hennigan mucked and Mizrachi won the pot.

Michael Mizrachi9,200,0001,000,000
John Hennigan7,100,000-500,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:09 PM Local Time
Mike Leah Eliminated in 4th Place ($364,197)

Mike Leah

Pot-Limit Omaha

Michael Mizrachi opened with a raise to 165,000 on the button and Mike Leah announced "pot" from the small blind, making it 575,000. Action folded back to Mizrachi who called.

The flop was     and Leah moved all in. Mizrachi quickly called.

Mike Leah:     
Michael Mizrachi:     

Mizrachi was leading with a pair of fives and a gutshot straight draw but Leah had some outs with all of his over cards.

The   peeled off on the turn though and that left Leah drawing dead as Mizrachi made a straight to the six. The river was the   and that was it for Leah. He was eliminated in fourth place and will collect $364,197 for his run in the event.

Michael Mizrachi8,200,000800,000
Mike Leah0-1,140,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:03 PM Local Time
Hennigan Unafraid of Three Callers

Pot-Limit Omaha

John Hennigan raised to 180,000 first to act and got called by all three of his opponents. On the     flop, the blinds checked to him and he bet 475,000. Everyone folded in turn, with only big blind Mike Leah taking some time to think before releasing.

John Hennigan7,600,000500,000