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

Monday, July 02, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $74,015,600
  • Entries: 7,874
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, July 2, 2018 8:35 PM Local Time
Seymour Eliminated by Liebold

Richard Seymour

Wolfram Liebold opened to 1,200 from the hijack. Richard Seymour, in the small blind, called, along with the big blind.

A flop reading     was dealt. Seymour and the player in the big blind checked. Liebold led for 2,600. Seymour check-raised all in for around 14,000. The big blind folded. Liebold quickly called.

Richard Seymour:   
Wolfram Liebold:   

The   turn and   river completed the board and Liebold raked in the pot, eliminating Seymour.

Wolfram Liebold105,00050,500
Richard Seymour0-50,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:28 PM Local Time
Zajmovic Takes a Pot

A player in early position limped in and the player in the hijack raised to 1,500. Ema Zajmovic called from the small blind and the big blind called. The early-position player called and they went four-handed to the     flop.

The action checked around and the dealer burned and turned the  . It checked to the early-position player who bet 3,100 and only Zajmovic called. Both players checked the   river card and the cards were shown.

Zajmovic showed    for jacks and threes with an ace kicker and her opponent flashed his    before throwing his hand away.

Monday, July 2, 2018 8:27 PM Local Time
Frasca Takes on McKeehen

After raising from the button and checking behind a     flop, Brian Frasca bet the   turn for 1,200 from the button after 2015 WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen had checked to him in from the big blind. McKeehen called and checked again the   on the river. Frasca had barely bet 3,600 and McKeehen already sent his cards into the muck.

Brian Frasca130,00010,000
Joe McKeehen33,000-5,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:24 PM Local Time
Reijmer Chipping Back Up

Daniel Reijmer opened to 1,025 from early position. Michael Nia called on the button.

The dealer spread a flop of     that was checked through to the   turn. Reijmer bet 1,400 and Nia called.

The river came the  . Reijmer continued for 4,000 and his opponent tank-folded.

Daniel Reijmer54,00025,000
Michael Nia20,40020,400
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:21 PM Local Time
Martinez Doubles Through Seidel

Erik Seidel

There was already a flop on the board in the form of     as Diego Martinez checked to Scotty Nguyen. Nguyen put in a bet of 2,500 and Erik Seidel called. Martinez raised to 7,000 and Nguyen had a tough decision. He took his time but decided to fold. Seidel three-bet to 20,000 after asking how much Martinez had behind and Martinez pushed all in for 37,000. Seidel called and saw the bad news when he tabled    and he asked if Martinez had sevens. Martinez responded with a "yes" and he opened up   .

The   turn and   river completed the board and Martinez caught a big double-up, while Seidel received big setback.

Diego Martinez100,000100,000
Erik Seidel37,000-15,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:09 PM Local Time
Russell Approaching 200K

Alec Torelli and Bruce Russell

A three-bet pot to the     flop resulted in the check of Alec Torelli in the cutoff and Bruce Russell made it 2,800 to go from one seat over on the button. Torelli called and checked again the   on the turn. Russell made it 4,800 to go and Torelli gave it brief consideration before sending his cards into the muck.

"You want to see? Aces are good," Russell said to the player in the four seat and further built his growing tower of chips. Other notables that have increased their stacks recently include Randall Emmett, Marius Pospiech, and Per Hildebrand.

Bruce Russell190,00025,000
Randall Emmett160,00078,000
Marius Pospiech105,00012,000
Per Hildebrand90,00090,000
Alec Torelli65,000-4,000
Silviu Baltateanu0-42,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:06 PM Local Time
Ouimette Finds a Double

Justin Ouimette opened to 1,000 from the cutoff. Timothy Burt called in the small blind, as did Paul Houston in the big blind.

A flop reading     was dealt. Burt checked and Houston bet 2,400. Ouimette called while Burt folded.

The turn came the  . Houston bet 3,000 and Ouimette three-bet to 8,000. Houston called.

The   river completed the board and Ouimette moved all in for 16,075. Houston went deep into the tank, but eventually called. Ouimette showed    for a full house and his opponent tossed his hand in the muck.

Justin Ouimette56,00056,000
Timothy Burt51,000-2,200
Paul Houston16,000-31,100
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:02 PM Local Time
Fraser Eliminates Rast Flush Over Flush

Brian Rast and Chris Fraser

Chris Fraser just won a monster pot and eliminated Brian Rast in the process and Fraser filled us in on what transpired. Brian Rast raised to 1,000 from the button and Fraser reraised to 3,200 from the button.

Rast called and they went heads-up to a flop that was all low cards with two hearts. Fraser led out with a bet, Rast called, and the dealer put a third heart on the turn.

Fraser checked, Rast bet 6,000, and Fraser check-raised to 15,000. With the action back on Rast, he made at it 30,000 and Fraser moved all in, covering Rast who had about 40,000 behind. Rast called, turning over his    for the second-nut flush, but Fraser had turned the nut flush with   .

Rast was sent to the rail and Fraser vaulted to the top of the chip counts.

Chris Fraser264,00099,000
Brian Rast0-84,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:01 PM Local Time
Vu is Out-Flopped By Lybaert

There was a raise of 1,000 from an under-the-gun opponent, Don Vu three-bet to 4,000 from early position, and Bart Lybaert four-bet to 10,000 from late position.

The initial raiser folded and Vu made the call. The flop fell     and Vu checked to Lybaert who bet 2,500. Vu raised to 5,000 and Lybaert made the call.

The turn fell the   and Vu moved all in for 12,500, Lybaert snap-called. The players turned over their hands. Vu tabled    for a flopped three of a kind and Lybaert showed    for a flopped full house.

The   on the river was a brick and Lybaert took down the pot, eliminating Vu in the process.

Bart Lybaert72,50023,500
Don Vu0-80,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:58 PM Local Time
Frasca Loses Some More

Brian Frasca was pretty quick with building a stack earlier, but it doesn't seem to be going that easily anymore. Frasca raised to 1,000 from the button and the player in the small blind called. Joe McKeehen folded his big blind and they went heads-up to the flop.

The flop was    , and after a check by the player in the small blind, Frasca bet 900. The bet was called and the   was added to the board. It checked to Frasca again and this time he bet 2,200. The player in the small blind decided to raise the bet to 7,200 and Frasca threw his hand in the muck.

Frasca is still sitting pretty on a stack that is almost 2.5 times the starting stack.

Brian Frasca120,000-10,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:46 PM Local Time
Smith Builds a Stack

On the heads-up turn of     , the player in the big blind checked to Bert Smith on the button, who bet 3,000.

"I am giving you a hint," Smith said, and his opponent called. On the   river, the big blind bet 5,000 and Smith snap-called to get shown   . Smith had that beat with the    for the better kicker and table neighbor Eric Hicks chimed in, "I told you! Every time he has the better hand."

Smith sits at more than three times the starting stack and is next to Aditya Prasetyo.

Bert Smith155,000155,000
Aditya Prasetyo61,00061,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:44 PM Local Time
Little No More

Jonathan Little has been last spotted with a stack of just 4,200 and those chips since vanished, as the seat is no longer occupied.

Ramin Hajiyev70,00070,000
Joao Simao64,00064,000
Ran Azor55,0005,000
Brandon Ageloff50,0003,000
Zachary Smiley42,50042,500
Ryan Yu42,000-3,000
Conor Beresford33,00033,000
Jonathan Little0-20,800
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:39 PM Local Time
Some Counts
Tara Snow85,00085,000
Daniel Strelitz75,000-17,000
Justin Bonomo66,0004,500
Felipe Ramos54,0008,200
Timothy Burt53,200-6,400
Mina Greco50,00050,000
Romain Lewis40,000-5,000
Daniel Reijmer29,000-21,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:38 PM Local Time
Carnero Catches Perez During a Bluff

The board showed       and Martin Carnero checked from the hijack to Cesar Perez on the button who bet 9,500 into a pot of about 20,000.

Carnero thought for a moment and then threw in chips to call. Perez tabled    for king high and a missed draw. Carnero tabled    for a pair of eights and enough to pull in the pot from Perez.

Martin Carnero101,0006,000
Cesar Perez59,00018,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:36 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts in Amazon Gold
Bruce Russell165,00022,000
Toby Joyce122,000-3,000
Chris Laieta116,00034,000
Jonathan Tamayo80,00030,000
Katie Stone78,0000
Matt Waxman75,00017,000
Victor Ramdin73,00018,000
Alec Torelli69,000-9,000
Jared Bleznick65,500-4,500
Lucio Procopio60,0003,000
Andre Akkari56,00013,550
Jameson Painter53,000-7,000
Stacey Sullivan53,000-15,300
Joe Hachem44,500-23,500
Nick Pupillo40,000-11,000
Scott Margereson32,000-13,000
Stephen Chidwick24,000-17,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:31 PM Local Time
McCarrel Joins the Big Stacks

On the tail end of a big pot between Jason Lilly and Casey McCarrel, the former checked the river of a board       and McCarrel bet 30,000 into a pot of around 42,000. Lilly gave it a lot of consideration and called, but quickly mucked when he was shown the    of McCarrel.

A few minutes later, Lilly was eliminated by Robert Tepper.

Ryan Yu, who was very short-stacked not long ago, has since climbed back to almost starting stack.

Casey McCarrel165,000165,000
Ryan Yu45,0009,500
Jason Lilly00
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:26 PM Local Time
Phan Chipping Up

Joe McKeehen opened to 1,000 from early position. Quyen Phan in the small blind and Brian Frasca in the big blind both called.

The players saw a flop of     that was checked around to the   turn. Phan bet 2,100, Frasca called, and McKeehen folded.

The   river filled up the board. Phan continued for 3,500 and Frasca called. Phan tabled    and her opponent mucked.

Brian Frasca130,000-28,000
Quyen Phan88,00018,000
Joe McKeehen38,0000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:23 PM Local Time
Small Pot for Harman

Jen Harman

Jen Harman hasn't been able to get anything going yet in this year's Main Event. Just now she did manage to win a small pot, but she still has less than half of the initial 50,000 everyone started with.

Harman raised to 1,100 from middle position and the player in the cutoff called, as well as the player in the big blind. The flop came down     and it checked to Harman. She put out a continuation bet of 1,100 and both of her opponents folded.

Jen Harman24,000-6,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:22 PM Local Time
Diamonds are Strode's Best Friend

There was already 11,000 in the main pot on the     flop and Scott Strode led out with a bet of 7,500. The under-the-gun player raised to 23,000 and the player on the button moved all in, covering both players.

With the action back on Strode, he called for 29,900, and after thinking it over for about 20 seconds, the under-the-gun player folded.

Scott Strode:   

Strode would need to improve against the pocket kings of his opponent and the   turn was no help. He stood up from his chair and yelled for a diamond and right on cue the dealer put out the   river card.

Strode improved to a flush to take the pot and nearly tripled his stack.

Scott Strode94,00094,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:22 PM Local Time
Run Like Rast

According to the ESPN crew, Brian Rast was just all in and at risk preflop with ace-king against the pocket aces of Ken Yamamoto and spiked a king on the flop and river to double up in fortunate fashion. Reduced to 14,000 earlier, Rast has recovered and doubled to a healthy stack of 84,000.

That's still not the biggest stack at the table, though, as Aymon Hata and Chris Fraser have it beat, and Florian Duta is not far behind.

Chris Fraser165,000-7,000
Aymon Hata90,000-25,000
Brian Rast84,00041,000
Florian Duta76,0008,000
Ken Yamamoto35,00035,000