Monday, July 2, 2018 7:10 PM Local Time
Updated Feature Table Counts
Antonio Esfandiari appears to be the far shortest stack on the three feature tables right now and John Vossoughi has become the biggest stack ahead of Brian Yoon and Julian Stuer. Qui Nguyen is no longer featured and joined the list of former Main Event champions on the rail.
|John Vossoughi||182,000||182,000 |
|Brian Yoon||124,000||-7,000 |
|Julian Stuer||106,000||43,000 |
|Gaelle Baumann||87,000||39,200 |
|Chance Kornuth||65,000||11,500 |
|Aditya Sushant||51,000||51,000 |
|Robert Stuve||37,000||-28,000 |
|Kalidou Sow||34,000||1,000 |
|Antonio Esfandiari||14,000||-21,000 |
|Qui Nguyen||0||-17,500 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:10 PM Local Time
Perfect Turn Card for Metaal
The board read and a player checked from early position. Govert Metaal bet 5,000 from middle position and his opponent called.
The landed on the river, the early-position player bet 5,000, Metaal raised to 17,000, and his opponent thought for several moments before making the call.
Metaal tabled for the nut flush and his opponent said, "So unreal!" as he turned over for the second-nut flush. Metaal took down the pot with his flush and will be looking to add a lot more to his stack by day's end.
|Govert Metaal||119,000||-4,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:06 PM Local Time
Aylor Falls to Perrone
Michael Perrone opened to 1,000 from middle position. Lisa Pickell in the cutoff called, along with Don Aylor in the small blind.
The flop came . Aylor bet 1,000 and Perrone raised to 2,500. Pickell folded, but Aylor three-bet to 5,000. Perrone called.
The turn came the . Aylor moved all in for 11,400 and Perrone called. Aylor tabled , but that wasn't good enough as Perrone showed . The river completed the board and Aylor was eliminated.
|Lisa Pickell||90,000||-5,000 |
|Michael Perrone||47,000||47,000 |
|Don Aylor||0||0 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:04 PM Local Time
Berkey Continues to Climb
Matt Berkey got off to a red-hot start and he was one of the first players to cross the century chip mark. He has been involved in plenty of pots and his aggressive strategy is paying off.
Berkey is showing no signs of slowing down as he continues to add to his stack and he is now sitting behind a mountain of 217,000 chips.
|Matt Berkey||217,000||27,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:04 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Gavin Griffin||131,000||-33,000 |
|Alexandru Papazian||126,000||36,000 |
|Juha Helppi||74,500||8,250 |
|Felipe Ramos||45,800||-4,200 |
|Jonathan Little||20,800||-3,200 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 7:02 PM Local Time
Hamati Eliminates Hammerschmidt With Kings
A player raised to 1,000 and Toby Lewis called. One seat over, Ernest Hammerschmidt pushed all in for a total of 54,300. George Hamati was in the next seat and he wanted a count. When the amount was confirmed, Hamati called and the blinds and other players in the hand folded.
The board ran out and Hamati took down the 270-big-blind pot with a full house.
|George Hamati||120,000||68,000 |
|Ernest Hammerschmidt||0||0 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:56 PM Local Time
Rast Eliminates Virga
Brian Rast and Bruce Virga were heads-up on the flop and both players checked. The turn was the and Rast led out with a bet of 2,600 into a main pot of about 9,000.
Virga called and the river was the . Rast fired out a bet of 8,500 and Virga moved all in for 10,125. Rast quickly called, turning over for a set of nines and Virga showed . Rast dragged in the pot and Virga was eliminated.
|Brian Rast||43,000||29,000 |
|Bruce Virga||0||-78,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:54 PM Local Time
Turn Bet Wins It
Christopher Cobb limped from middle position. Charles Barker, in the hijack, raised to 1,200. Stig Billgren called on the button.
Players saw a flop of . Cobb checked and Barker bet 1,400. Billgren and Cobb called. The turn brought the and Cobb checked again. Barker checked. Billgren fired a bet of 3,250 and that was enough to claim the pot.
|Charles Barker||47,000||47,000 |
|Stig Billgren||43,000||43,000 |
|Christopher Cobb||34,000||34,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:47 PM Local Time
Assorted Stacks in Amazon Purple
"I am a live newcomer," David Lehnen said, as he doesn't have any WSOP cashes yet. The first three levels have been kind to the German as he jumped up to almost three times the starting stack.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Little, also seated in the Purple section, has experienced quite the opposite.
"I lost the minimum with top pair, top kicker against a set and lost kings to aces." Little will enter the fourth level of the day with half the starting stack.
|David Lehnen||145,000||145,000 |
|Govert Metaal||90,000||3,000 |
|Alexandru Papazian||90,000||90,000 |
|Thomas Lutz||80,000||39,000 |
|Michael Moore||80,000||30,000 |
|Georgios Karakousis||60,000||60,000 |
|David "Bakes" Baker||38,000||-15,000 |
|James Calderaro||38,000||-10,000 |
|Albert Daher||30,000||-29,000 |
|Jonathan Little||24,000||-12,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:42 PM Local Time
Level 4 started
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:27 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts at Break
|Justin Bonomo||61,500||4,650 |
|Jordan Young||54,000||-3,000 |
|Maria Konnikova||44,300||4,300 |
|Ryan Yu||35,500||13,500 |
|Olivier Busquet||23,500||7,500 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:26 PM Local Time
Third Break of the Day
The players have been sent into their third break of the day. Once they return to their seats in 20 minutes, the registration for Day 1a will close. So far, there have been 913 entries, and among the latest to take their seats just before the break were Lena Evans and Felipe Ramos.
|Felipe Ramos||50,000||50,000 |
|Lena Evans||50,000||50,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:25 PM Local Time
Schindler Busts Fair
The cards were all but rushed away, but the ESPN crew was there to witness Ryan Fair's elimination after he called the shove of Jake Schindler on a jack-high turn with pocket aces. Schindler had flopped an open-ended straight draw with the and got there on the turn to leave Fair drawing dead.
|Jake Schindler||110,500||35,500 |
|Ryan Fair||0||0 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:21 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Amazon Orange
|Brian Frasca||158,000||4,000 |
|Owen Crowe||105,000||37,000 |
|Seth Davies||83,000||-7,000 |
|Vincent Gabel||74,000||1,000 |
|Ryan Leng||72,000||42,000 |
|Mikiyo Aoki||70,000||7,000 |
|Quyen Phan||70,000||-10,000 |
|Justin Young||65,000||14,000 |
|Ray Romano||56,000||1,000 |
|Art Papazyan||55,000||10,000 |
|Dan O'Brien||53,000||6,000 |
|Erik Seidel||52,000||4,000 |
|Richard Seymour||50,000||-1,000 |
|Romain Lewis||45,000||10,000 |
|Arne Ruge||43,000||-17,000 |
|Daniel Reijmer||43,000||1,000 |
|Jason Koon||42,000||-17,000 |
|Joe McKeehen||38,000||0 |
|Toby Lewis||38,000||6,000 |
|Christopher Kruk||37,000||-33,000 |
|Cary Katz||31,000||-14,000 |
|Jen Harman||30,000||-12,000 |
|Gordon Vayo||22,000||-37,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:17 PM Local Time
O'Brien Gets a Fold
Stephen Roselius opened to 900 from middle position and Dan O'Brien called from the hijack.
The dealer spread a flop of and Roselius bet 1,200. O'Brien called. The turn brought the and Roselius checked. O'Brien bet 1,800 and Roselius check-called. The river completed the board. Roselius checked again. O'Brien fired 6,000 and his opponent tanked for a while, but proceeded to give up his hand.
|Dan O'Brien||47,000||-5,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:13 PM Local Time
Russell Wins the Raising War
Bruce Russell and his opponent were heads-up on the flop. Russell bet 900 into a main pot of about 3,000 and his opponent raised to 2,000. With the action back on Russell, he made it 5,000 and his opponent folded.
"I'll show just this once," said Russell, turning over for top pair and the nut flush draw as he dragged in the pot.
|Bruce Russell||143,000||143,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:10 PM Local Time
Feature Table Stack Update
There have been no further casualties on the three feature tables and Brian Yoon remains the biggest stack on them thus far, while Frank Kassela and Kalidou Sow have been able to increase their stacks.
|Brian Yoon||131,000||0 |
|Jonathan Ingalls||85,000||85,000 |
|Frank Kassela||66,000||16,000 |
|David Maudlin||61,000||-2,000 |
|Lacey Jones||51,000||11,000 |
|Jean Montury||48,000||2,000 |
|Antonio Esfandiari||35,000||-6,000 |
|Kalidou Sow||33,000||15,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:08 PM Local Time
Van Sanford Makes a Huge Call on the River
The board read at the turn and Ryan Van Sanford checked to Kilian Loeffler who bet 10,000 into a pot of about 50,000. Van Sanford made the call and the river fell the .
Van Sanford checked again. Loeffler moved all in for almost 30,000 — enough to cover Van Sanford. After several minutes of thought, Van Sanford made the call for his remaining 28,375 and showed for kings over twos.
His opponent said, "Nice call," as he mucked face up, and Van Sanford took down the pot, leaving his opponent with crumbs.
|Ryan Van Sanford||122,750||122,750 |
|Kilian Loeffler||1,200||1,200 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:04 PM Local Time
Jacks Are Good
Anthony Newman opened to 900 from middle position. Seth Brown called on the button.
The dealer spread a flop of and Newman continued for 1,000. Brown called. The turn was the and was checked around to the river. Both players opted to check again and Newman showed . Brown revealed to rake in the pot.
|Seth Brown||51,000||51,000 |
|Anthony Newman||40,000||40,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 6:03 PM Local Time
Stone Takes from Shak
A player in early position raised to 1,000 and Katie Stone called. Dan Shak called from the big blind and they went three-handed to the flop. It checked to Stone who threw out a bet of 1,000 and Shak called.
They went heads-up to the turn and Shak check-called a bet of 1,000. Both players checked the river and Stone turned over for queens and sevens with a jack kicker. Shak flashed only his and Stone took the pot.
|Katie Stone||78,000||13,000 |
|Dan Shak||45,000||45,000 |