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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 4:02 PM Local Time
Trips for Grapenthien

Matt Grapenthien completed and Joseph Cappello made it two bets to go.

Grapenthien called, and then called a bet on fourth. On fifth, Grapenthien took the betting lead and fired out 30,000 as Cappello folded.

Grapenthien:    /    
Cappello:    /    

After Cappello folded, Grapenthien showed his   in the hole for trip kings.

Matt Grapenthien954,00068,000
Joseph Cappello466,000-51,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:00 PM Local Time
Birman Back on Top

Yaniv Birman

Yaniv Birman completed and Lee Salem raised. Birman called.

Salem bet on every street, with Birman calling him down, with a slight hesitation before eventually calling on seventh street.

Lee Salem:    /      /  
Yaniv Birman:    /      /  

"Sixes," said Salem, tabling    

"Seven," replied Birman, showing    

"What did you start with?" asked Salem.

"Seven-nine-five of spades," replied Birman.

"Is there a bucket I can throw up in I think I'm going to be sick," said Salem.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:57 PM Local Time
Cappello Rolled Up on Obst

Joseph Cappello

Joseph Cappello completed and James Obst called. Cappello bet out on fourth and Obst called again.

On fifth, Cappello checked, and Obst bet 30,000. Cappello called and then checked sixth to Obst who bet 30,000. Cappello responded with a check-raise to 60,000 and Obst called.

Cappello:    /      /  
Obst:    /      /  

On seventh, Cappello bet in the dark, and Obst made the call.

Cappello tabled his    /   for rolled up sixes, and Obst mucked.

Joseph Cappello517,000112,000
James Obst170,000-110,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:50 PM Local Time
Gronning Doubles Up

Lars Gronning

Lars Gronning completed and Yaniv Birman called. Jesse Martin raised and Birman called.

Martin bet on fourth street and Birman folded.

Jesse Martin:    /   
Lars Gronning:    /   

Gronning caught a   on fifth street while Martin could only draw a  . There was no improvement for Martin on sixth street where he caught a   and Gronning a   meaning Martin was drawing dead to eliminate his opponent.

Seventh street saw Gronning catch a   to complete his broadway, and Martin a   as Gronning tripled up.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:43 PM Local Time
Grapenthien Ascending

Yaniv Birman had the bring-in and Lee Salem completed. Matt Grapenthien called, as did Birman.

On fourth street, Grapenthien bet and both Birman and Salem called. On fifth, Grapenthien bet again, and Birman and Salem now both folded.

Birman:    /    
Salem:    /    
Grapenthien:    /    

Matt Grapenthien875,00090,000
Yaniv Birman771,00011,000
Lee Salem305,000-50,000
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:33 PM Local Time
Cappello Forces Out Yu

Ben Yu brings in and Joseph Cappello completed. Yu called and check-called on fourth street. Both players checked on fifth street. Yu bet on sixth street and Cappello raised. Yu called.

Yu check-folded on seventh street.

Ben Yu:    /      /   - folded on seventh
Joseph Cappello:    /      /  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:28 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Grapenthien

Matt Grapenthien completed and Joseph Cappello called. Yaniv Birman made it two bets to go, and both Grapenthien and Cappello called.

Birman bet fourth, and only Grapenthien called. Fifth and sixth streets saw Birman bet and Grapenthien call each time.

Grapenthien:    /      /  
Cappello:    /    (folded on fourth)
Birman:    /      /  

On seventh, Birman checked and Grapenthien bet. Birman called, and when Grapenthiem revealed his     in the hole, Birman mucked.

Matt Grapenthien785,000185,000
Yaniv Birman760,000-144,000
Joseph Cappello295,000-44,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:25 PM Local Time
Obst Takes from Salem

Lee Salem completed and James Obst called. Both players checked fourth street, but when Obst took the lead on fifth, he bet and Salem folded.

Salem:    /    
Obst:    /    

Lee Salem355,000-22,000
James Obst280,00037,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:16 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:12 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at the Break
Yaniv Birman904,000-96,000
Ben Yu877,0000
Jesse Martin778,00068,000
Matt Grapenthien600,000-18,000
Lee Salem377,000-57,000
Joseph Cappello339,00024,000
James Obst243,00090,000
Lars Gronning54,000-6,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:08 PM Local Time
Break Time

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:04 PM Local Time
Gronning Getting Short

Lars Gronning completed and Jesse Martin called. Martin led out on fourth street and Gronning called, but on fifth, Martin bet, and Gronning folded.

Gronning:    /    
Martin:    /    

Jesse Martin710,000-50,000
Lars Gronning60,000-54,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:59 PM Local Time
Yu Chips Up

Ben Yu brought in and got calls from James Obst and Matt Grapenthien.

Grapenthien bet on fourth street, Yu called and Obst folded. Grapenthien bet again on fifth and sixth street and got called by Yu.

The pair checked seventh street.

Ben Yu:    /      /  
James Obst:    /    - folded on fifth street
Matt Grapenthien:    /      /  

Yu turned over     for two pair, sevens and deuces, and took down the pot.

Ben Yu877,000249,000
Matt Grapenthien618,000-96,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:43 PM Local Time
Yu Clips Birman (Again)

Ben Yu completed and James Obst called. Yaniv Birman made it two bets to go, and Yu responded by making three bets to go.

Obst folded, but Birman called. On fourth street, Yu bet and Birman check-called. On fifth and sixth, Yu led out for 24,000, and Birman called each time.

Yu:    /      /  
Birman:    /      /  

On seventh, Yu bet 24,000, and Birman found a fold.

Yaniv Birman940,000-40,000
Ben Yu760,000180,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:29 PM Local Time
Grapenthien Shows a Three-Flush on Board

Matt Grapenthien had the bring-in and Lee Salem completed. Grapenthien defended, and then called a bet on fourth.

On fifth, Salem checked and Grapenthien bet out 24,000. Salem folded, and Grapenthien collected another pot.

Grapenthien:    /    
Salem:    /    

Matt Grapenthien695,00035,000
Lee Salem325,000-50,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:28 PM Local Time
Grapenthien Chipping Up

Lars Gronning completed with the   showing and Lee Salem made it two bets. Grapenthien made it three bets and Salem was the only caller.

Grapenthien bet fourth street and Salem raised. Grapenthien called and both players checked fifth street. Grapenthien bet on sixth street and Salem called.

Both players checked seventh street.

Lee Salem:    /      /  
Matt Grapenthien:    /      /  

Grapenthien showed     for aces and Salem mucked    

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:25 PM Local Time
Yu Wins Against Birman

Yu completed and Birman raised. Yu check-called on fourth street and bet on fifth street. Birman called and the pair checked sixth street. Yu bet on the end and Birman called.

Ben Yu:   /    / 
Yaniv Birman:   /    / 

Yu turned over     for two pair and won the pot.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:18 PM Local Time
Grapenthien Pairs on Fifth

James Obst completed and Matt Grapenthien called.

Obst bet out on fourth, and Grapenthien check-called, but on fifth, Grapenthien took the betting lead and Obst folded.

Obst:    /    
Grapenthien:    /    

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:15 PM Local Time
Birman Over One Million

James Obst completed to 12,000 and Yaniv Birman made it two bets to go.

Obst called, and then check-called a bet on fourth, before check-folding to a Birman bet of 24,000 on fifth.

Obst:    /    
Birman:    /    

Yaniv Birman1,010,00052,000
James Obst290,000-60,000
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 2:05 PM Local Time
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Final Table

The cards are now in the air for Day 3.

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