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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018

Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $461,250
  • Entries: 205
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:29 PM Local Time
Hughes Has a Bigger Showdown Value

No-Limit Hold'em

Aaron Rogers defended his big blind against Ryan Hughes' button-raise.

Rogers check-called 16,000 on the     flop and then called further 32,000 when the   hit the turn.

Both players tapped the   river and Rogers turned up a  , indicating king-high. But it was no good as Hughes rolled over    and took down the pot with two pair.

Ryan Hughes650,00050,000
Aaron Rogers150,000-94,600
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:26 PM Local Time
Bobby Peacock Wins the WSOP $1K Double Stack Event

Danielle Anderson, Justin Oliver, and Jesse Sylvia were just some of the notable professional poker players on Peacock's rail cheering him on for the TWO day final table. In addition to his bracelet, Bobby Peacock takes home $644,244!

Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:17 PM Local Time
Weinman Takes a Bit from Bohlman

Big O

Scott Bohlman raised to 25,000 on the button and Daniel Weinman defended the big blind. The flop came     and Weinman check-called 20,000. Both checked the  , and the   hit. Weinman bet 60,000 and Bohlman mucked in short order.

Scott Bohlman1,150,000-50,000
Daniel Weinman650,000160,000
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:07 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 4000
Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:04 PM Local Time
Hughes Doubles with a Rivered a Straight

Pot-Limit Omaha

Ryan Hughes min-raised in the first position and Scott Bohlman re-raised pot on the button. Hughes called to see the     land on the flop.

Hughes checked, and Bohlman potted it again. Hughes was ready to go so they ended up all in and the cards went on their backs.

Ryan Hughes:     
Scott Bohlman:     

Hughes was trailing but he had a flush draw and a straight draw with two cards to come.

The   turn was a brick but the   river filled Hughes' straight and he scored a big double for 222,500.

Scott Bohlman1,200,000-250,000
Ryan Hughes600,000254,500
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Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:53 PM Local Time
Marcel Vonk Eliminated in 5th Place ($23,028)

Marcel Vonk

NL Five-Card Draw

Daniel Weinman opened for 20,000 in the cutoff and Scott Bohlman called in the small blind. Marcel Vonk jammed in the big for 45,000 and Weinman called. Bohlman thought awhile and dropped in 220,000, getting a quick fold out of Weinman.

Bohlman tossed two and Vonk three and Bohlman revealed    . Vonk turned over   , needing a ton of help. Bohlman didn't improve but Vonk was dead after turning over   and  .

"Nice play," Aaron Rogers said with a smile, referencing Bohlman's flat. "You did that pretty fast, too."

Scott Bohlman1,450,000150,000
Marcel Vonk0-122,200
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:35 PM Local Time
Rogers Fades All Outs in the World to Scoop Bohlman

Aaron Rogers

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

Scott Bohlman raised to 20,000 on the button and Aaron Rogers defended from the big.

They saw the     hit the felt and Rogers let Bohlman fire a 40,000-bet. Then Rogers moved all in for 120,300 and Bohlman immediately called.

Aaron Rogers:     
Scott Bohlman:     

Rogers flopped top two, but Bohlman had a monster two-way draw, having a wheel draw along with a flush draw.

The   turn was, however, a fantastic card for Rogers who already locked the high half with a boat.

"Do it!" he said, hoping for a high river card to scoop. And the dealer obliged, rolling out the   and allowing Rogers to rake in the full pot.

Scott Bohlman1,300,000-150,000
Aaron Rogers244,60078,600
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:33 PM Local Time
Bohlman Misses

NL 2-7 Single Draw

Daniel Weinman opened for 20,000 in the cutoff and Scott Bohlman made it 85,000 in the small blind. Weinman called and patted after Bohlman drew one. Bohlman checked and Weinman said he had the "worst nine" as he flicked in       but it was enough to win.

Scott Bohlman1,450,000-100,000
Daniel Weinman490,000140,000
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:24 PM Local Time
Vonk Doubles Through Bohlman

Marcel Vonk

No-Limit Hold'em

Scott Bohlman made it 25,000 in the cutoff and Marcel Vonk pushed all in for 50,100.

Bohlman joked, saying "how much is that?" with a laugh. He threw in calling chips right away.

Marcel Vonk:   
Scott Bohlman:   

The     was great for Vonk but the   turn still gave some hopes to Bohlman. The river card, however, stood with Vonk as the   completed the board to seal his double.

Scott Bohlman1,550,000-6,000
Marcel Vonk122,20052,200
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:19 PM Local Time
Weinman Quarters Vonk

Big O

Marcel Vonk raised to 20,000 on the button and Aaron Rogers made it 68,000 to go in the small blind. Daniel Weinman called in the big and Vonk shoved for 93,100. It went three ways to     and Rogers checked then tank-folded to a shove from Weinman.

Daniel Weinman:      
Marcel Vonk:      

The two had very similar hands but the deuce of Weinman gave him a nut low draw and he got there right away as the   hit the turn. The   river gave both players jacks up on the high half so Vonk got quartered with Weinman making a handsome profit due to that plus Rogers' dead money.

Daniel Weinman350,00057,200
Aaron Rogers166,000-95,800
Marcel Vonk70,000-30,000
Thursday, June 21, 2018 1:01 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 3000
Thursday, June 21, 2018 10:34 AM Local Time
Second-Ever Mixed Big Bet Champ to Be Crowned Today at World Series of Poker

Scott Bohlman

Introduced at 2017 WSOP, the inaugural $2,500 Mixed Big Bet event had a remarkable conclusion. One of the most feared online grinders Jens Lakemeier was crowned the champion after crushing the final table at an epic pace. He dropped to the bottom of the rankings only to double without a showdown. Then he single-handedly removed each of his last four opponents. Lakemeier was able to do that at the speed of light, reducing the field from five contenders down to a winner in a span of fewer than 20 hands.

It's time to see whether Lakemeier's successor to the throne can accomplish the same feat. While it may seem to be too hard to imitate, Scott Bohlman's outstanding run on Day 2 proves that anything is possible in the game of poker. Bohlman destroyed the middle stage of the Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet with remarkable dominance and navigated himself to an overwhelmingly advantageous stack ahead of the five-handed final day. He will unbag 1,556,000, well over four times what his nearest competitor will have.

Final table lineup and chip counts:

1Scott BohlmanUnited States1,556,000
2Marcel VonkNetherlands100,000
3Aaron RogersUnited States261,800
4Daniel WeinmanUnited States292,800
5Ryan HughesUnited States345,500

Bohlman's goal can hardly be anything other than to bring home his first bracelet. He's already in possession of a stack that would be leading in a heads-up match. But the final tables can bring a wide range of narratives. Just as Lakemeier made it from the bottom to the top in 2017, there have been many examples of from-hero-to-zero at World Series.

Perhaps the best player to confirm that is Ryan Hughes, currently second on the leaderboard with 345,500. Hughes has already appeared on a 2018 WSOP final table. It was in the Mixed Omaha event where he pushed for his third gold. Hughes had over a third of all chips in play with eight players left only to eventually bow out in seventh.

With that in mind, Hughes and the other three shorter stacks in the Mixed Big Bet know that their respective tallies are far from over. Daniel Weinman (292,800), Aaron Rogers (261,800) and Marcel Vonk (100,000) will be tough to overcome. A double here and there could restore a more traditional way of chip spread and that's something Bohlman will be looking to fade in the pursuit of his first bracelet.

Find out whether Bohlman completes his cakewalk all the way to the top or if some of his rivals will be able to pull off a great comeback by joining us again at 2 p.m. local time as PokerNews will provide live updates from the five-handed final table until the winner steps to the throne.