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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 4:45 PM Local Time
Westenberg Chips Up Through Lewis and Hamati

Toby Lewis

James Westenberg raised preflop from late position to 800 and Toby Lewis called from the button. Big blind George Hamati called as well and the     flop came down.

Hamati checked to Westenberg and he bet out 1,700. Both Lewis and Hamati called and the   turn rolled off the deck. Hamati checked again and Westenberg fired again with a bet of 2,500. Both of Westenberg's opponents called the bet, as on the previous street, and the   completed the board.

This time Westenberg made it 5,000 and both Hamati and Lewis folded. Westenberg took down the pot without showdown and started stacking his chips.

James Westenberg60,000
George Hamati52,000
Toby Lewis32,000-9,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:44 PM Local Time
2017 Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein Playing on Day 1a
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:43 PM Local Time
Bruso Bounces Back With Cowboys

An opponent raised to 925 from late position and David Paredes made the call from the cutoff. Dallus Bruso bumped it up to 3,000 from the big blind, the initial raiser folded, and Paredes stuck around.

The dealer fanned out     on the flop and both players checked. A   fell on the turn, Bruso threw out 3,000, and Paredes made the call.

The river came the  , both players checked, Bruso tabled    for kings up, and Paredes mucked his hand.

Dallus Bruso53,50053,500
David Paredes41,000-7,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:36 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Gold
Steven Van Zadelhoff82,0007,000
Alec Torelli78,00078,000
Jameson Painter76,50017,500
Joe Hachem65,50013,500
Matt Waxman58,00058,000
Lexy Gavin57,00057,000
Ben Lamb51,5001,500
David Tuchman47,000-8,000
Pratyush Buddiga45,9006,400
Andre Akkari42,450-7,550
Nick Pupillo40,500-7,500
Stephen Chidwick36,800-5,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:33 PM Local Time
Calvit Doubles Through Boyko

Yuriy Boyko opened to 750 under the gun. Shawn Calvit, in middle position, three-bet shoved for 3,175. Action folded back to Boyko who made the call.

Shawn Calvit:   
Yuriy Boyko:   

The board ran       and Calvit found a double-up.

Yuriy Boyko64,000-6,000
Shawn Calvit6,5006,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:31 PM Local Time
Assorted Post Dinner Counts

Among those to join the action after the dinner break was Tony Dunst and further assorted counts can be found below.

Daniel Strelitz105,00013,000
Dylan Honeyman80,00030,000
Vincent Gabel73,000-3,000
Andre Haneberg60,00012,000
Maria Konnikova54,00013,000
Tony Dunst50,000
Erik Seidel48,0005,000
Cary Katz45,0002,000
Toby Lewis41,000-9,000
Jerry Yang36,000-54,000
Richard Seymour28,000-2,000
Ryan Yu22,000-28,000
Julien Martini7,5002,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:22 PM Local Time
Level 3 started
Level: 3
Blinds: 150/300
Ante: 25
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:33 PM Local Time
Dinner Break on Day 1a

Two levels of two hours each are done and the players have been sent on a 60-minute dinner break. When they return, another three levels are scheduled. So far, the field size has climbed to 863 entries and at least a dozen players have been eliminated.

Action will resume at approximately 4:20 p.m. local time.

Monday, July 2, 2018 3:32 PM Local Time
Daniels Looks Through the Bluff of Busquet

While most tables were already vacated with the players headed into the dinner break, one big pot was brewing in the purple section. There were 24,500 in the middle with a completed board showing       and Olivier Busquet bet 12,000 out of the small blind.

Jake Daniels was in the think tank and checked his stack carefully before tossing in the call. Busquet, who had been staring at the middle of the table without saying any word, rolled over    for a bluff and Daniels showed his    for a pair of jacks, jumped out of his chair and high-fived a friend that was watching on the rail.

"Did you see that call?" he asked, stacked his chips and headed out to grab something to eat.

Jake Daniels124,6000
Olivier Busquet16,000-28,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:23 PM Local Time
Kruk Eliminates Someone

Christopher Kruk

Christopher Kruk saw a player push all in for 4,800 and he called. The rest of the players folded their hands and Kruk was in pretty good shape to eliminate his opponent with    versus   .

The board ran out       and Kruk won a nice pot while eliminating a player from the Main Event.

Christopher Kruk87,0005,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:22 PM Local Time
Notable Chip Counts at Break
Brian Yoon83,0008,000
Juha Helppi73,00010,000
Justin Bonomo62,5002,500
Chance Kornuth53,500-4,500
Dejuante Alexander48,500
Scott Blumstein45,000-4,000
Olivier Busquet44,000-12,500
Leo Margets42,000-11,000
Qui Nguyen17,500-32,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:18 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Kory Kilpatrick77,000
Albert Daher59,0007,000
Jordan Young57,0007,000
Brandon Bowyer53,000
Laurie Hilton48,000
Romain Lewis35,000-17,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:15 PM Local Time
Assorted Pre-Dinner Counts

Victor Ramdin has dropped all the way below the starting stack while Jared Bleznick, Marius Pospiech, and Matt Berkey all built their stack on the very same table.

Marius Pospiech120,0006,000
Matt Berkey110,0005,000
Steven Van Zadelhoff75,00018,000
Jared Bleznick70,00018,200
Felix Schulze54,00054,000
Joe Hachem52,000-6,000
Andre Akkari50,00050,000
Brandon Ageloff47,000-2,000
Scott Margereson45,0000
Victor Ramdin40,000-68,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:10 PM Local Time
Soverel Bets the Turn

Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel raised to 600 from the hijack and Stacey Sullivan called from the big blind. They went heads-up to the     flop and Sullivan check-called a bet of 700 from Soverel.

The turn was the   and Sullivan checked. Soverel bet 2,000 and Sullivan quickly folded.

Stacey Sullivan52,000-1,600
Sam Soverel49,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:10 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Seth Davies90,000-20,000
Christopher Kruk82,00032,000
Owen Crowe68,000
Mikiyo Aoki63,0003,000
Arne Ruge60,0000
Gordon Vayo59,0004,000
Art Papazyan45,000-7,000
Erik Seidel43,0001,000
Richard Seymour30,000-30,000
Julien Martini5,000-3,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:08 PM Local Time
Emmett Makes a Grand Entrance

Randall Emmett entrance

Randall Emmett
Randall Emmett

A loud fanfare emerged and the entire Amazon room was preparing themselves for the entrance of what was expected to be Phil Hellmuth.

Instead, the group of musicians and girls in exotic dresses was led by Randall Emmett, an American film and television producer. He is the chairman and co-founder of production company Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, and set the bar pretty high for Hellmuth's big show on July 4th.

Randall Emmett
Randall Emmett
Randall Emmett50,00050,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:04 PM Local Time
Former Main Event Champion Yang Starts Well

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang has almost doubled his stack early on and sits well above the average in the second level of the day. Just now he was spotted with a raise to 700 only to fold the    face up against a big three-bet. Yang folded the next two hands on a table that also features Adrien Allain.

One table over, French bracelet winner and Omaha specialist Julien Martini is in trouble with just 8,000 remaining out of an initial stack of 50,000.

Jerry Yang90,00090,000
Adrien Allain52,0002,000
Ran Azor50,00050,000
Stephen Woodhead36,000-6,000
Ryan Leng30,000-5,000
Julien Martini8,0008,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 3:02 PM Local Time
Daniels Checks Behind of Busquet

Olivier Busquet

Jake Daniels opened to 750 from late position, and the small blind and Olivier Busquet both called. The flop fell     and all three players checked.

The   hit the felt on the turn and action checked to Daniels who bet 1,3000, Busquet called. The river came the   and Busquet checked to Daniels who decided to check behind.

Daniels showed    for flopped trips and a rivered boat but Busquet turned over    for a higher full house. Daniels smiled at his check behind, but Busquet smiled as he pulled in the pot.

Jake Daniels100,2004,600
Olivier Busquet56,5008,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:57 PM Local Time
Myers Turns a Full House; Gets Paid

Jesse Rockowitz opened to 700 from the hijack. Chuck Myers, in the small blind, and Maria Konnikova, in the big blind, called

A flop reading     was dealt and checked through to the   turn. Myers led for 800. Konnikova called. Rockowitz gave up his hand.

The   river completed the board. Myers fired 2,300. Konnikova took a few seconds of reflection, looking at her opponent before throwing in chips, signifying a call. Myers tabled    for deuces full of sevens. Konnikova sent her hand to the muck.

Chuck Myers53,0008,000
Jesse Rockowitz47,000-2,000
Maria Konnikova41,000-5,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:47 PM Local Time
Hata Bets Three Streets

The player in the cutoff raised to 800 and Aymon Hata re-raised to 3,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and the cutoff player called.

They went heads-up to the     flop and Hata continued with a bet of 2,100. His opponent called and the turn was the  . Hata led out with a bet of 10,000 and his opponent called.

The river was the  , Hata fired a third barrel of 11,000 and his opponent instantly folded.

Aymon Hata90,00030,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander