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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 7:15 PM Local Time
Queens-Up for Yu

Ben Yu completed and Yaniv Birman made it two bets. Yu called, and then called a bet on fourth.

On fifth, Birman bet 60,000, and Yu raised to 120,000. Birman called, and then called bets from Yu on sixth and seventh.

Yu:    /      /  
Birman:    /      /  

Yu tabled his     for queens-up, as Birman showed his    and then mucked.

Yaniv Birman1,860,000-390,000
Ben Yu1,150,000331,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:13 PM Local Time
Salem on the Short

Jesse Martin had the bring-in wih the   and Lee Salem completed showing the  . The action folded back to Martin, and he made it two bets to go.

Salem folded, and in the process, dropped to 108,000.

Jesse Martin420,00091,000
Lee Salem108,000-56,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:08 PM Local Time
Birman Chips Up Right Out of the Gate

Yaniv Birman completed and Jesse Martin raised. Birman called and then called bets on fourth and fifth street.

Martin bet on sixth street and Birman raised. Martin called.

Yaniv Birman:    /      /  
Jesse Martin:    /      /  

Martin check-called another bet on seventh street, and Birman announced "Straight," tabling     for a ten-high straight.

Yaniv Birman2,250,000363,000
Jesse Martin329,000-353,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:03 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:02 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 7000
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:59 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:48 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining five players are heading on a 15-minute break.

Yaniv Birman1,887,000-163,000
Ben Yu819,00059,000
Jesse Martin682,000272,000
Matt Grapenthien600,000-54,000
Lee Salem164,000-93,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:47 PM Local Time
Trips for Martin

Both Yaniv Birman and Jesse Martin committed three bets a piece on third street before Birman bet out on fourth and fifth as Martin called each time. On sixth both players checked.

Birman:    /      /  
Martin:    /      /  

On seventh, Birman checked and Martin bet. Birman called, and was shown     by Martin for trips. Birman folded, and Martin scooped the pot as players headed to break.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:44 PM Local Time
Yu Makes a Straight on Seventh

Ben Yu completed and Yaniv Birman raised. Yu called and check-called another bet on fourth street.

Birman bet on fifth street and Yu called. Yu bet on sixth street and Birman called.

Ben Yu:    /      /  
Yaniv Berman:    /      /  

The two players both checked seventh street. Birman flashed    for queens up, but lost out to the straight of Yu with    

Yaniv Birman2,050,000-150,000
Ben Yu760,000128,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:38 PM Local Time
Yu Takes from Martin

Ben Yu completed and Yaniv Birman called. Jesse Martin made it two bets to go and Yu responded with a three-bet to 75,000. Birman folded, but Martin called.

Both players checked fourth street, and on fifth and sixth, Yu bet and Martin called.

Yu:    /      /  
Martin:    /      /  

On seventh, Yu checked, and then Martin went deep into the tank for over a minute before checking behind.

Yu tabled his     for kings-up, and Martin folded.

Ben Yu632,000222,000
Jesse Martin410,000-205,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:33 PM Local Time
Birman Raises Martin on Seventh

On fourth street Yaniv Birman bet and Jesse Martin called. Birman check-called on fifth and sixth street.

Yaniv Birman:    /      /  
Jesse Martin:    /      /  

Birman checked on seventh street and Martin bet. Birman made it two bets and Martin called.

Birman showed     for a king-high straight and took down the pot, extending his chip lead.

Yaniv Birman2,300,000420,000
Jesse Martin615,000-300,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:25 PM Local Time
Jacks-Up for Birman

Ben Yu completed and Yaniv Birman made it two bets. Yu called, and then called down bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets.

Yu:    /      /  
Birman:    /      /  

On seventh, both players checked, and Birman tabled his     for two pair, and Yu mucked.

Yaniv Birman1,880,000180,000
Ben Yu390,000-195,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:23 PM Local Time
Birman Wins Big Pot Versus Grapenthien

Matt Grapenthien completed and Yaniv Birman called. Birman bet on fourth street and Grapenthien called.

Grapenthien bet when he made open jacks on fifth street and Birman called. Grapenthien bet again on sixth street and this time Birman raised. Grapenthien called.

Matt Grapenthien:    /      /  
Yaniv Birman:    /      /  

Grapenthien check-called a bet on seventh street, and was shown     for kings and jacks, and Grapenthien mucked.

Yaniv Birman1,700,000310,000
Matt Grapenthien678,000-267,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:16 PM Local Time
James Obst Eliminated in 6th Place ($37,904)

James Obst

Ben Yu had the bring-in and James Obst completed to 25,000. Yu called, and then called a bet on fourth street.

On fifth, Obst bet his last 25,000, and Yu called. Each player's board ran out as follows until seventh street:

Yu:    /      /  
Obst:    /      / [x]

Yu was in the lead with his split deuces, but Obst took the advantage on sixth when he paired his ace.

On seventh, Yu immediately revealed his final card to be the   to give him two pair, and as Obst needed to find any ace, king, nine, eight, or deuce to stay alive, he could only squeeze out the   and was eliminated in 6th place for a $37,904 payday.

Ben Yu585,000101,000
James Obst0-124,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:12 PM Local Time
Joseph Cappello Eliminated in 7th Place ($29,306)

Joseph Cappello

Jesse Martin completed and Joseph Cappello raised. Martin called. Cappello bet on fourth street and Martin took his time before calling.

Martin bet on fifth street and Cappello was all in for his last 33,000.

Jesse Martin:    /      /  
Joseph Cappello:    /      /  

The Ace meant Martin had taken the lead. And after no help on sixth street, apart from Martin taking away another of Cappello's fives, it was down to seventh street.

Martin drew the   and Cappello the   and he was eliminated in seventh place.

Jesse Martin962,000115,000
Joseph Cappello0-152,000
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:03 PM Local Time
Salem Shows Split Aces

Yaniv Birman completed and Lee Salem made it two bets. Birman called, and then called a bet on fourth before folding on fifth.

Birman:    /    
Salem:    /    

As Salem raked in the pot, he flashed the   for at least split aces.

Yaniv Birman1,390,000-59,000
Lee Salem274,00088,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:00 PM Local Time
Martin Takes From Cappello

Joseph Cappello completed and Jesse Martin called. Martin bet on fourth street and Cappello called.

Martin bet again on fifth street and Cappello raised. Martin called. Cappello bet on sixth street and Martin called again. Both players checked seventh street.

Jesse Martin:    /      /  
Joseph Cappello:    /      /  

Cappello announced two pair, tabling     for queens and sixes. Martin showed     for queens and tens and won the pot.

Jesse Martin847,000307,000
Joseph Cappello152,000-235,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:54 PM Local Time
Straight for Birman

James Obst completed and Yaniv Birman called. Obst bet out on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets with Birman calling each time.

Obst:    /      /  
Birman:    /      /  

On seventh, Obst bet and Birman raised. Obst called, and then Birman revealed his     for a straight and Obst mucked.

Yaniv Birman1,449,000309,000
James Obst140,000-254,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:49 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Yaniv Birman1,140,0000
Matt Grapenthien950,0000
Jesse Martin540,0000
Ben Yu484,0000
James Obst394,0000
Joseph Cappello387,0000
Lee Salem186,0000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 5:49 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air.

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