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

Monday, June 18, 2018 to Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Event #38: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $780,200
  • Entries: 83
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:04 PM Local Time
Birman Gives to Martin

Jesse Martin check-called bets on fourth, fifth and sixth street heads-up against Yaniv Birman.

Jesse Martin:    /      /  
Yaniv Birman:    /      /  

Martin check-called another bet on the end and Birman mucked his hand.

Yaniv Birman2,100,000-320,000
Jesse Martin1,800,000350,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:55 PM Local Time
Yu Takes from Martin

Jesse Martin completed and Ben Yu made it two bets. Martin called, and then both players checked on fourth.

On fifth, Yu led out for his last 70,000, and Martin folded.

Martin:    /    
Yu:    /    

Yaniv Birman2,420,00050,000
Jesse Martin1,450,000-150,000
Ben Yu270,00090,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:53 PM Local Time
Yu Sliding Down

Ben Yu had the bring-in and Yaniv Birman completed. Yu called, and then called a bet on fourth street, before folding to a bet on fifth.

Yu:    /    
Birman:    /    

Yaniv Birman2,370,0000
Jesse Martin1,600,000100,000
Ben Yu180,000-100,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:49 PM Local Time
Birman Makes Incredible Call Versus Yu

Yaniv Birman

Ben Yu completed and Yaniv Birman raised. Yu called and bet on fourth and fifth street. Birman called both times.

Yu check-called on sixth street.

Ben Yu:    /      /  
Yaniv Birman:    /      /  

Yu checked seventh street and Birman bet. Yu then check-raised and Birman called.

Yu went to muck but eventually decided tabling his     for king-high. Birman turned over     for a pair of fours to leave tablemate Jesse Martin's mouth agape.

Yaniv Birman2,370,000570,000
Ben Yu280,000-570,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:38 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Yaniv Birman1,800,000-60,000
Jesse Martin1,390,000120,000
Ben Yu850,00075,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:38 PM Local Time
Lee Salem Eliminated in 4th Place ($69,928)

Lee Salem

Lee Salem had the bring-in, and Jesse Martin completed. Salem called all in, and each player's board ran out as follows:

Lee Salem:    /      /  
Jesse Martin:    /      /  

With Salem unable to improve against Martin's trips, he was eliminated in 4th place for a $69,928 payday.

Lee Salem0-90,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:30 PM Local Time
Salem Doubles Through Yu

Lee Salem brought in and Ben Yu completed. It folded around to Salem who was all in for 45,000.

Lee Salem:    /      /  
Ben Yu:    /      /  

Salem was ahead on fourth street with a pair, but Yu's open threes were ahead by fifth street. Salem picked up a gutshot on sixth street, although two of his threes were dead.

On seventh street Salem drew a   to improve to two pair. Yu didn't improve with the   and Salem doubled up.

Ben Yu775,000-50,000
Lee Salem90,00040,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:25 PM Local Time
World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein

2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein chats with Jeff Platt about busting another Ott (Dillon), his approach to this year's World Series, and interacting with fans in Vegas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:23 PM Local Time
Flush for Birman

Ben Yu had the bring-in and Yaniv Birman completed. Yu called, and then called bets on fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh streets.

Yu:    /      /  
Birman:    /      /  

After being called on seventh, Birman tabled his     for a flush, and Yu mucked.

Yaniv Birman1,860,000150,000
Jesse Martin1,270,0000
Ben Yu900,000-105,000
Lee Salem80,000-85,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:13 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 10000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:07 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts

The tournament was paused while the PokerGO staff confirmed everyone's chip count.

Yaniv Birman1,710,000-15,000
Jesse Martin1,270,000-16,000
Ben Yu1,005,000-15,000
Lee Salem165,00091,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:07 PM Local Time
Back-to-Back Doubles for Salem

Yaniv Birman had the bring-in and Lee Salem completed. Ben Yu raised to 60,000, and after Birman folded, Salem committed his last 69,000 with Yu calling.

Salem:    /      /  
Yu:    /      /  

Salem's buried queens improved to rolled down trips, and he doubled again.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:05 PM Local Time
Salem Doubles

Lee Salem open-completed for his last 23,000 and Ben Yu raised to 53,000.

Salem:    /      /  
Yu:    /      /  

Salem's buried nines held, and he double to 74,000 in chips.

Yaniv Birman1,725,000-275,000
Jesse Martin1,286,00086,000
Ben Yu1,020,000120,000
Lee Salem74,00023,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:57 PM Local Time
Matt Grapenthien Eliminated in 5th Place ($50,669)

Matt Grapenthien

Matt Grapenthien completed and Ben Yu raised. Grapenthien was all in.

Matt Grapenthien:    /      /  
Ben Yu:    /      /  

Yu's buried fours were holding, and Grapenthien had a bunch of outs by seventh street including a flush draw. Yu drew a   and Grapenthien could only manage a   and he was eliminated in fifth place.

Ben Yu900,00090,000
Matt Grapenthien0-100,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:48 PM Local Time
Aces-Up for Martin

Jesse Martin had the bring-in and Yaniv Birman completed. Martin called, and then called a bet on fourth street.

On fifth, Martin bet out and Birman called. On sixth, Birman now led out and Martin called.

Martin:    /      /  
Birman:    /      /  

On seventh, Birman checked, and Martin bet. Birman called, and was then shown the     of Martin.

Birman mucked, and dropped to 1.7 million, while Martin climbed to nearly 1.4 million.

Yaniv Birman1,745,000-215,000
Jesse Martin1,350,000325,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:43 PM Local Time
Grapenthien Doubles Up

Jesse Martin:    /   
Matt Grapenthien:    /    - folded on fourth street

Matt Grapenthien completed and called a raise from Jesse Martin. Grapenthien folded to a bet from Martin on fourth street.

The very next hand Yaniv Birman completed and Matt Grapenthien raised all in for 43,000. Birman called.

Yaniv Birman:    /      /  
Matt Grapenthien:    /      /  

Grapenthien was ahead all the way. "That's a scary card," he said, when Birman caught an ace on sixth street. Birman drew a   on seventh street, with Grapenthien's   inconsequential.

Yaniv Birman1,960,000-90,000
Matt Grapenthien100,00050,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:34 PM Local Time
Trip Again for Martin

Jesse Martin had the bring-in and Ben Yu completed. Martin called, and then led out on fourth street with Yu calling.

Yu took the betting lead on fifth and Martin called, as both players then checked sixth.

Martin:    /      /  
Yu:    /      /  

On seventh, Yu bet out and Martin raised. Yu called, and when Martin tabled his     for trips, he mucked.

Jesse Martin1,025,000295,000
Ben Yu810,000-140,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:27 PM Local Time
Martin Takes From Chip Leader Birman

Matt Grapenthien completed, Yaniv Birman raised and Jesse Martin made it three bets. Grapenthien folded and Birman called.

Both players checked fourth street. Martin check-called on fifth street and bet on sixth street. Birman called.

Yaniv Birman:    /      /  
Jesse Martin:    /      /  

Martin bet on seventh street and Birman called.

"Three eights," said Martin, showing     and took down the pot.

Yaniv Birman2,050,000-275,000
Jesse Martin730,000310,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:23 PM Local Time
Birman Surges Up with Jacks-Full

Yaniv Birman

Catching the action on fifth street, Yaniv Birman bet out 60,000 and Matt Grapenthien raised to 120,000.

Birman made it three bets to go, and Grapenthien called. On sixth, Birman bet, and Grapenthien called.

Birman:    /      /  
Grapenthien:    /      /  

On seventh, Birman bet and Grapenthien called.

Birman tabled his    /  , and Grapenthien tapped the table and then flicked his cards to the muck.

Yaniv Birman2,325,000465,000
Matt Grapenthien135,000-465,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:17 PM Local Time
Salem Doubles Through Yu

Lee Salem

Ben Yu brought in and Lee Salem completed. Yu bet on fourth street and Salem raised all in for 66,000 total. Yu called.

"Do you have three deuces?" asked Salem.

Ben Yu:    /      /  
Lee Salem:    /      /  

Salem made a pair of his own on sixth street, and Yu would have to catch on seventh street to eliminate his opponent.

Yu caught a   rendering Salem's   meaningless and the latter won the pot.

Ben Yu950,000-200,000
Lee Salem210,000102,000