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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 7:01 PM Local Time
Leah Doubles Through Mizrachi

Mike Leah

Pot-Limit Omaha

Mike Leah raised the pot to 280,000 from under the gun and Michael Mizrachi called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Mizrachi bet effectively 270,000. Leah called all in with      for top two pair, while Mizrachi was drawing with     .

The turn was the   to give Mizrachi another two outs, but the   river officially locked up the double for Leah.

Michael Mizrachi7,400,000-300,000
Mike Leah1,140,000540,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:56 PM Local Time
Smith Evens Out the Stacks a Bit

Pot-Limit Omaha

Dan Smith opened from the cutoff with a raise to 220,000. Michael Mizrachi called on the button and John Hennigan tagged along from the big blind as well.

The flop was     and action checked around to the   on the turn. There, Hennigan checked again. Smith put out a bet of 500,000 and both of his opponents folded, so Smith took down the pot.

Michael Mizrachi7,700,000100,000
John Hennigan7,100,000-400,000
Dan Smith6,400,000700,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:46 PM Local Time
World Series of Poker Seniors Event Winner: Matt Davis

Matt Davis beats the largest field in the history of the WSOP Seniors Event to take home $662,983 and a gold bracelet.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:45 PM Local Time
Too Many Bad Ones for Mizrachi


Dan Smith completed with a   and Michael Mizrachi gave him action with an  . Both caught jacks and Smith stayed aggressive. From there, he ran out good and Mizrachi bad.

Dan Smith:   /    
Michael Mizrachi:   /    

Mizrachi gave it up on sixth.

Michael Mizrachi7,600,000-600,000
Dan Smith5,700,000700,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:41 PM Local Time
Leah Getting Short Again

Omaha Hi-Lo

Mike Leah raised from the cutoff and John Hennigan called from the button.

The flop came down    , Leah bet, and Hennigan called.

The turn was the  , Leah checked, Hennigan bet, and Leah called.

The river was the   and both players checked.

Leah showed      for draws that never got there, while Hennigan tabled      for a pair of nines to win the pot.

John Hennigan7,500,0001,000,000
Mike Leah1,300,000-1,000,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:37 PM Local Time
Smith Raises the Flop

Omaha Hi-Lo

From the small blind, John Hennigan opened with a raise and Dan Smith called in the big blind.

The flop was     and Hennigan led out with a bet. Smith announced a raise and before he could get the chips into the pot, Hennigan folded, so Smith took down the pot.

John Hennigan6,500,000-100,000
Dan Smith5,000,000350,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:32 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts
Michael Mizrachi8,200,0000
John Hennigan6,600,000-100,000
Dan Smith4,650,000-10,000
Mike Leah2,300,000-200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:21 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Rids Himself of Hennigan on River

No-Limit Hold'em

Michael Mizrachi raised to 185,000 on the button and John Hennigan defended big blind. The board rolled out      , with Hennigan check-calling 105,000 and then 400,000. Mizrachi barreled big with 1,650,000 on the river but Hennigan's cards were in the muck before the dealer could even cut down the bet.

Michael Mizrachi8,200,000500,000
John Hennigan6,700,000-400,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:17 PM Local Time
Hennigan Nearing the Chip Lead

No-Limit Hold'em

Michael Mizrachi raised to 185,000 from the button and John Hennigan called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Hennigan check-called 185,000 from Mizrachi.

The turn was the   and Hennigan check-called 360,000 from Mizrachi.

The river was the   and both players checked.

Mizrachi was showed   , but Hennigan tabled    for jacks and deuces to win the pot.

Michael Mizrachi7,700,000-900,000
John Hennigan7,100,000815,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:11 PM Local Time
Leah Shows Mizrachi the Nuts

Mike Leah

2-7 Limit Triple Draw

Mike Leah opened under the gun and Michael Mizrachi called from the big blind.

Both players drew two. Mizrachi then checked and Leah bet. Mizrachi called.

On the second draw, Mizrachi took two again and Leah took one. Mizrachi checked, Leah put out a bet, and Mizrachi folded.

"Aghhh!" Leah said when Mizrachi folded. He then showed his       for the nuts and shook his head as he took down the pot.

Michael Mizrachi8,600,000-175,000
Mike Leah2,500,000470,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:01 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 150000/300000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:51 PM Local Time
Break and Chip Counts

The players are off for a 15-minute break

Michael Mizrachi8,775,0000
John Hennigan6,285,000285,000
Dan Smith4,660,000-40,000
Mike Leah2,030,0000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:50 PM Local Time
Benny Glaser Eliminated in 5th Place ($260,578)

Benny Glaser & Mike Leah

2-7 Triple Draw

John Hennigan raised under the gun, Michael Mizrachi three-bet it, Benny Glaser called all in for 220,000 in the small blind, and Mike Leah made it four bets in the big. Hennigan mucked but "Grinder" came along.

"Nice raise, Johnny," he said with a laugh.

"Had to get the action started."

Glaser took one, Leah one, and Mizrachi two. Leah bet and Mizrachi called. Glaser and Mizrachi didn't improve, while Leah was pat. Leah's bet chased Mizrachi and the remaining players showed their hands.

Mike Leah:      
Benny Glaser:     

Glaser took his final card and Leah leaned in over his shoulder so they could sweat it together. Glaser flipped over the   for a worthless pair and headed for payouts in fifth place.

Michael Mizrachi8,775,000-925,000
Mike Leah2,030,000760,000
Benny Glaser0-400,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:45 PM Local Time
Number One For Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi

2-7 Triple Draw

Dan Smith raised from the small blind, Michael Mizrachi three-bet from the big blind, and Smith called.

Both drew one and Smith check-called a bet from Mizrachi.

Smith drew one, Mizrachi stood pat, and Smith check-called another bet from Mizrachi.

Both stood pat and Smith check-called a final bet from Mizrachi.

Mizrachi turned over       for number one, Smith mucked, and Mizrachi won the pot.

Michael Mizrachi9,700,0001,000,000
Dan Smith4,700,000-1,600,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
Glaser Chops Again to Survive

Stud Hi-Lo

Benny Glaser:    /  
John Hennigan:    /  

Hennigan completed, Glaser raised, Hennigan reraised and Glaser called all in.

Benny Glaser:    /  
John Hennigan:    /  

Here were the rest of their runouts:

Benny Glaser:    /      /  
John Hennigan:    /      /  

Glaser made a full house on fifth, Hennigan made a low on fifth and they chopped the pot.

John Hennigan6,000,000100,000
Benny Glaser400,00060,000
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:31 PM Local Time
Glaser Chops to Stay Alive

Stud Hi-Lo

Benny Glaser completed with his   and Michael Mizrachi made it two bets over his bring-in with the  . Glaser moved all in and Mizrachi called.

Here's how the board rolled out:

Benny Glaser:   /    / 
Michael Mizrachi:   /    / 

Both players paired on sixth street, but Mizrachi's seventh street left Glaser looking for a seven to take the high half of the pot, or a low card to chop. Glaser peeled the   and it was just what he needed to stay alive for at least one more hand.

Michael Mizrachi8,700,0000
Benny Glaser340,00045,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:28 PM Local Time
Glaser on Fumes

Benny Glaser

Stud Hi-Lo

John Hennigan completed with   and Benny Glaser gave him action with the  . Glaser caught low and took over the betting lead, with Hennigan calling down all the way as Glaser picked up open eights and three low cards.

John Hennigan:    /    
Benny Glaser:    /    

Both had two pair, but eights up was inferior to jacks up for Hennigan.

John Hennigan5,900,0001,000,000
Benny Glaser295,000-1,005,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:23 PM Local Time
Leah Doubles Through Glaser

Mike Leah

Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser raised from the cutoff, Mike Leah three-bet from the button, and Glaser called.

The flop came down    , Glaser bet, Leah raised all in for 185,000 total, and Glaser called with   , trailing Leah's   .

The   turn and   river completed the board, safe for Leah to double up.

Benny Glaser1,300,000-400,000
Mike Leah1,270,000545,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:21 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Puts Leah on the Short Stack

Limit Hold'em

Mike Leah made it two bets under the gun and action folded around to the small blind where Michael Mizrachi made it three bets. Leah called and the two headed to a flop.

The flop was     and Mizrachi bet. Leah called.

On the   turn, Mizrachi bet again, and Leah called again.

The river was the   and Mizrachi bet for a third time. Leah called a third time. Mizrachi showed his    for a full house. Leah shook his head and revealed his    for three aces that were no good. Mizrachi took down the pot.

Michael Mizrachi8,700,000800,000
Mike Leah725,000-375,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:13 PM Local Time
Tens Hold for Hennigan

Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser raised in the cutoff and John Hennigan made it three bets in the small blind. Glaser peeled and called a bet on    . They both checked the   turn and   river, and    was a winner for "Johnny World."

John Hennigan4,900,000500,000
Benny Glaser1,700,000-500,000