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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 10:01 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Lewis

Romain Lewis

Shawn Daniels raised to 1,200 from middle position and Romain Lewis called from the big blind. The flop was     and both players checked.

Lewis fired out a bet of 2,000 on the   and Daniels called to see the   river complete the board. Lewis threw in a 5,000 chip and Daniels had to think about for a moment. After about a minute he called and Lewis opened up    for the winning hand. Daniels mucked.

Shawn Daniels50,000
Romain Lewis36,0004,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:53 PM Local Time
Metaal Shows a Monster

The board read      and Govert Metaal bet 2,000 from the big-blind position into a pot of about 10,500. Chuck Myers made the call from the cutoff position.

The river came down the   and Metaal fired out a massive bet of 22,650. Myers threw his cards in the muck and Metaal announced, "I don't have aces!" as he turned up    for quad cowboys.

Govert Metaal125,000-8,000
Chuck Myers47,000-6,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:47 PM Local Time
Banfield's Hopes Still Alive

Down to his last 12,975, Jason Banfield got the remainder of his stack in after the     flop and turned over   , facing one overcard of his table neighbor with   . The   turn and   river were no threat and Banfield doubled.

Jason Banfield36,00036,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:41 PM Local Time
Nguyen Chipping Up

It has been all Chris Fraser and Matt Berkey here on Day 1 in the Amazon Gold section, but another player is chipping up. Truyen Nguyen has flown a bit under the radar but he has quietly amassed one of the largest stacks in the room.

Nguyen is now playing about 220,000 and will look to finish strong with less than one level of play left in the night.

Truyen Nguyen220,000220,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:38 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts
John Vossoughi220,00038,000
Gavin Cochrane130,00073,500
Kevin Boudreau120,00021,000
Igor Merda95,000-7,000
Dylan Honeyman95,00015,000
Cary Katz80,00040,000
Aditya Prasetyo75,00014,000
Tom Marchese68,000-12,000
Christopher Kruk65,000-18,000
Mina Greco60,00010,000
Andre Haneberg30,000-30,000
Jason Koon19,000-8,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:34 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Eric Hicks126,000126,000
Chris Bolek80,00013,000
Justin Bonomo60,500-5,500
Chuck Thompson57,0007,000
Gavin Griffin56,000-75,000
Dejuante Alexander49,0003,000
Maria Konnikova47,5003,200
Felipe Ramos0-54,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:33 PM Local Time
Daubach Eliminates Schmauch in Coinflip

A player raised to 1,000 and Marc Daubach raised to 2,500. When the action was on Corentin Schmauch, he pushed all in for 9,300. The initial raiser folded and Daubach called.

Marc Daubach:   
Corentin Schmauch:   

The board ran out       and Schmauch was sent to the rail after he failed to win the coinflip against Daubach.

Marc Daubach140,000140,000
Corentin Schmauch00
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:32 PM Local Time
Doe Gets a Fold

Romain Lewis opened to 1,100 from middle position. John Doe three-bet to 3,700 in the hijack. Action folded back to Lewis who made the call.

The flop was     and was checked around to the   turn. Again, both players checked. The river brought the  . Lewis checked again. Doe fired 3,200. Lewis went deep into the tank for a few minutes, but proceeded to give up his hand.

John Doe131,000131,000
Romain Lewis32,000-4,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:26 PM Local Time
Another Round of Chip Counts
Matt Berkey215,000-2,000
Peyman Luth135,00045,000
Luigi Petrone115,000115,000
Ronald Mcginnity78,00016,000
Ray Romano60,00013,000
Victor Ramdin59,000-14,000
Ben Lamb29,000-25,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:24 PM Local Time
Nia Wins Three-Way All-in, Eliminates Song

Michael Nia raised to 1,000 from the button. The player in the small blind three-bet shoved for 7,600. The big blind called. Nia tank-called.

A flop of    . The big blind moved all in. Nia called, putting at risk his last 11,500, and the cards were tabled.

Michael Nia:   
Bonggi Song:   

The turn came the   and the   river completed the board, giving Nia a straight to scoop the pot, eliminating Song.

Michael Nia47,00026,600
Bonggi Song0-63,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:20 PM Local Time
Seidel On the Rise Again

Erik Seidel

Erik Seidel lost a big set-over-set pot earlier against Diego Martinez, but he's chipping up nicely again and starting to head back to where he started before that pot.

In the latest pot, there was a     flop and Seidel called a 3,500-bet from the player in the big blind. The turn was the   and Seidel called another bet. This time the bet was 5,500.

His opponent checked to him on the   river and Seidel put out a bet of 15,000. He was called and Seidel opened up    for a flush. His opponent mucked and Seidel's rail started celebrating the victory.

Erik Seidel85,00035,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:20 PM Local Time
Zimmerman Takes Pelham Out, Almost Back to Starting

Dwayne Pelham opened to 5,000 from late position and Joshua Zimmerman called from the big blind. The flop fell     and Zimmerman checked to Pelham who moved all in.

Zimmerman made the call and the players turned over their hands. Pelham showed    for top pair and Zimmerman showed    for jacks with a higher kicker.

The   came on the turn and Pelham would need help, but it would not come as the river fell the  . Zimmerman took down the pot and eliminated Pelham in the process of doing so.

Joshua Zimmerman46,500
Dwayne Pelham0
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:12 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts in Level 5

Chris Fraser seems to be pulling further away at the top of the counts with more than six times the starting stack while his table neighbor Ken Yamamoto has disappeared.

Chris Fraser330,00066,000
Casey McCarrel135,000-65,000
Toby Joyce125,0003,000
Aymon Hata115,00025,000
Ema Zajmovic105,00055,000
Joe Hachem100,00055,500
Matt Waxman80,0005,000
Michael Weissman80,00080,000
Katie Stone75,000-3,000
Pratyush Buddiga30,000-15,900
Lena Evans25,000-25,000
Ken Yamamoto0-35,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 9:02 PM Local Time
Level 5 started
Level: 5
Blinds: 250/500
Ante: 75
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:45 PM Local Time
Final Break of the Day

The remaining players have been sent on their final 20-minute break of the day. Another two-hour level is ahead before bagging and tagging.

Monday, July 2, 2018 8:45 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jake Daniels127,000-6,500
Kevin Boudreau99,0009,000
Bart Lybaert85,00012,500
Chris Bolek67,00013,000
Joao Simao47,000-17,000
Olivier Busquet16,000-7,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:40 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts Amazon Orange
Brian Frasca135,0005,000
Owen Crowe125,00020,000
Ryan Leng125,00053,000
George Hamati115,000-5,000
Daniel Strelitz115,00040,000
Seth Davies101,00018,000
Quyen Phan95,0007,000
Mikiyo Aoki93,00023,000
Christopher Kruk83,00046,000
Diego Martinez80,000-20,000
Tom Marchese80,00026,000
Vincent Gabel67,000-7,000
Scotty Nguyen60,0006,000
Daniel Reijmer51,000-3,000
Erik Seidel50,00013,000
Ray Romano47,000-9,000
Cary Katz40,0009,000
Tony Dunst38,000-12,000
Romain Lewis36,000-4,000
Joe McKeehen32,000-1,000
Jason Koon27,000-15,000
Jen Harman23,000-1,000
Arne Ruge21,000-22,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:40 PM Local Time
Soverel Applies Pressure

Sam Soverel

Stacey Sullivan raised to 900 from middle position and Sam Soverel called from the big blind. They saw a flop of     and Soverel checked. Sullivan bet 800 and Soverel check-raised to 2,500.

Sullivan called and the dealer burned and turned the  . Soverel led out with a bet of 7,000 and that was enough to get a fold from Sullivan.

Sam Soverel55,5006,500
Stacey Sullivan41,500-19,975
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:39 PM Local Time
Kubialiak Scoops a Healthy Pot on the River

The board read     , the action was checked to Tomas Kubialiak in the cutoff who bet 2,000, Randall Emmett called from the button, the small blind called, and Ron Fetsch raised to 6,000 from early position.

Kubaliak made the call, Emmett made the call, and the small blind folded. The river fell a   and Fetsch checked to Kubaliak who fired 12,000 into the pot. Emmett thought for a while but hit the fold button and Fetsch followed in his steps by letting his cards fly into the muck.

Randall Emmett145,000-15,000
Tomas Kubaliak108,000108,000
Ron Fetsch27,50027,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 8:38 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts
Casey McCarrel200,00035,000
Bert Smith140,000-15,000
Alexandru Papazian125,000-1,000
Thomas Lutz105,00025,000
Jonathan Zarin105,000
Igor Merda102,00017,000
Bruno Fitoussi100,00054,000
Paul Michaelis90,000
Chris Hunichen75,000
Dann Turner53,000-12,000
Ryan Tosoc45,000
Georgios Karakousis20,000-40,000