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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 2:44 PM Local Time
Rockowitz Wins One From Myers

Jesse Rockowitz opened to 800 under the gun. Chuck Myers, in middle position, called.

The flop came    . Rockowitz bet 600. Myers called. The turn was the  . Rockowitz checked. Myers bet 2,300. Rockowitz check-called. The   filled up the river and was checked around. Rockowitz showed   . His opponent sent his hand to the muck.

Jesse Rockowitz49,000
Chuck Myers45,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:42 PM Local Time
Abdulazeem Eliminated

Abdullah Abdulazeem is eliminated from the tournament in the second level of Day 1a. There was a raise to 1,200, a three-bet to 2,600, a four-bet to 6,000 and Abdulazeem five-bet all-in for about 26,000. The only player to call was the four-bettor who showed    and he was miles ahead of Abdulazeem's   .

The board ran out       and Abdulazeem was eliminated from the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Abdullah Abdulazeem0
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:41 PM Local Time
Reixach Among Early Casualties

There is an open seat on the table of Justin Bonomo and the Spanish colleagues confirmed that Sergi Reixach had been sent to the rail from there. Reixach was involved in a cooler when he flopped middle set with a pair of eights only for Bret Maynard to turn over top set of kings upon showdown on the river.

Stand-up comedian Ray Romano has also joined the mix and some other early big stacks are Seth Davies and Lisa Pickell.

Seth Davies110,00025,000
Bret Maynard105,000
Lisa Pickell95,000
Arne Ruge60,000-4,000
Ray Romano55,000
Sergi Reixach0
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:38 PM Local Time
Houston Takes a Few Chips Back With Big Slick

The board showed    , Robert Beaulieu led out for 1,000 into a pot around 5,000, a late position opponent called and Paul Houston made the call as well from the cutoff.

The dealer flipped over a   on the turn and Beaulieu bet 2,000. The action folded to Houston who chucked in the 2,000 and the   then hit the river.

Beaulieu threw out a 2,000 bet again and once again Houston made the call. Beaulieu turned over    for a pair of kings and Houston showed    for a pair of kings with a higher kicker, enough to pull in the pot.

Paul Houston47,100
Robert Beaulieu44,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:37 PM Local Time
Middle Pair is Enough for Luth

Peyman Luth raised to 800 from early position and the player in the cutoff called. Orson Young called from the big blind and they went three handed to the     flop.

Young checked and Luth tossed out a bet of 1,200. The player in the cutoff called and Young folded. The turn was the   and Luth bet 4,500.

The cutoff called and both players checked the   river card. Luth rolled over his    for middle pair and that was enough to earn him the pot.

Peyman Luth85,00036,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:32 PM Local Time
Why Is Eugene Katchalov Late to the WSOP?

Eugene Katchalov just arrived at the Rio Las Vegas to play his first World Series of Poker event: the 888poker Crazy 8's tournament. Katchalov has been staying busy outside of poker. He got married, started an e-sports company and has been traveling the world.

Monday, July 2, 2018 2:30 PM Local Time
Mechammil Takes it On the Turn

Hassan Mechammil opened to 1,000 from early position. Alexander Krisak, from one seat over called, along with Loi Nguyen from the big blind.

A flop of     was dealt. Nguyen checked and Mechammil bet 1,500. Krisak called and Nguyen folded. The turn was the  . Mechammil threw in a bet of 2,500, that was enough to get Krisak to fold.

Hassan Mechammil55,00055,000
Alexander Krisak43,00013,000
Loi Nguyen28,00028,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:25 PM Local Time
Another One for Ramdin

Victor Ramdin and Jared Bleznick were heads-up on the      board. Bleznick checked and Ramdin bet 5,300 into a main pot of 8,000. Bleznick called and both players quickly checked when the   hit the river.

Ramdin tabled his    for the nut straight and Bleznick mucked his hand face down.

Victor Ramdin108,500-6,500
Jared Bleznick51,8007,300
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:25 PM Local Time
Defending Champion Blumstein Takes a Seat

Scott Blumstein

Defending WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein has entered the fray on Day 1a and, despite not being involved in any of the action yet, has already made an impact on his table. All smiles, very chatty and interacting with the other players at the table, the atmosphere is very relaxed.

The table also features three-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Yoon, Jean Montury and Lacey Jones.

Yoon just raised to 800 first to act and was called by Joseph Ingalls in the big blind. After a     flop both players checked. Ingalls checked the   turn, Yoon bet 1,000 and folded to Ingall's check-raise of 4,500.

Brian Yoon75,0008,000
Jean Montury52,000
Scott Blumstein49,000
Lacey Jones48,0001,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:22 PM Local Time
More For Stuve

Robert Stuve opened to 650 from middle position. The player from one seat over called.

The dealer spread a flop of    . Stuve bet 650. His opponent called. The turn brought the  . Stuve continued for 1,250. His opponent called again. The   filled up the river and Stuve fired 3,400. His opponent gave up his hand.

Robert Stuve89,0009,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:21 PM Local Time
Ladies Treat Khuu Right

The board read    , James Juvancic checked from early position and Chuc Khuu bet 2,600 from late position into a pot around 5,000. The cutoff stuck around and so did Juvancic.

The turn came the  , action checked to Khuu who fired out 7,000, the cutoff folded and Juvancic made the call. The river fell a   and both players checked, Juvancic tabled    for a pair of sixes and Khuu then showed    for a pair of queens, taking down the pot.

Chuc Khuu80,300
James Juvancic20,350
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:14 PM Local Time
Gabel Versus Katz

Cary Katz

Vincent Gabel raised from middle position to 650 and both players in the blinds called. All three players checked on the     board and the   turn was added on to the board.

This time the small blind checked to Cary Katz in the big blind and the latter bet out 1,200. Gabel called and the player in the small blind folded.

The river was the   and Katz fired another bet. He put 2,800 in the middle and Gabel called after about a minute. Katz tabled    for missed flush draw and Gabel won with   

Vincent Gabel76,00019,000
Cary Katz43,000-1,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:12 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jameson Painter59,00059,000
Jake Schindler51,500-500
Brian Rast50,0000
Scott Margereson45,00045,000
Stephen Chidwick42,300-7,700
Pratyush Buddiga39,500-11,000
Orson Young31,00031,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:12 PM Local Time
Dougles Takes From Duthweiler

On the flop of    , Tobias Duthweiler check-called a bet of 1,300 by Shane Douglas and check-raised the   turn from 2,100 to 8,600 out of the blinds. Douglas didn't go anywhere and called to see the   on the river. Both players elected to check and Duthweiler announced "I have a six," while Douglas rolled over the    to drag in the big pot.

Shane Douglas75,00075,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:07 PM Local Time
Straight For Perez

Cesar Perez opened to 1,200 from early position. Van Tran, on the cutoff, called.

The flop came    . Perez bet 1,600. Tran called. The dealer burned and turned the  . Perez checked. Tran fired 2,000. Perez check-called. The   river completed the board and was checked around. Tran tabled    and Perez revealed    for a rivered straight to win the pot.

Van Tran52,00052,000
Cesar Perez41,00041,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:05 PM Local Time
Stuve Stacks Further Chips

Joining the action on the heads-up flop of    , Kalidou Sow led for 3,000 and Robert Stuve raised it up to 6,500, which Sow called. Both ended up checking down the   turn and the   river and Stuve showed    for a straight to win the pot.

"It is good to run in the Main Event, but most people save it for level 18 and later," Frank Kassela joked from the other side of the table before adding "I am rooting for you." Stuve is the current chip leader on the table that is filled with big names such as Kassela, Sow and Antonio Esfandiari.

Below are further assorted counts from the Orange section.

Igor Merda85,00035,000
Robert Stuve80,00019,000
Quyen Phan75,00075,000
Andre Haneberg48,000-12,000
Antonio Esfandiari38,0003,000
Kalidou Sow35,500-8,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 2:00 PM Local Time
Fishman Flops it and Holds on

Kenneth Fishman opened to 850 from under the gun, Bart Lybaert in the hijack, the cutoff, and Montgomery Cole in the small blind all called.

The flop fell    , Fishman led for 1,000 and action folded to Cole who raised to 2,000. Fishman made the call and a   fell on the turn.

This time it was Cole that led, he bet 2,000, Fishman quickly raised to 5,000 and Cole then three-bet to 10,000. Fishman thought for a second and then made the call.

The   came on the river and both players decided to check. Cole turned over    for two pair and Fishman turned over    for a flopped straight, taking down the pot. "I didn't like that turn card," said Fishman as he stacked up some newly acquired chips.

Kenneth Fishman66,850
Bart Lybaert49,000
Montgomery Cole34,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:59 PM Local Time
Shober Sets Up Fandrich

Dave Shober raised to 750 from early position and Sam Soverel called. Samuel Fandrich re-raised to 3,900 from the button and both players called.

They went three handed to the     flop and Shober led out with a bet of 6,700. Soverel folded, Fandrich called and the turn was the  . Both players knuckled the felt and the   completed the board.

Shober led out with a bet of 8,400 and Fandrich called. Shober turned over his    for a flopped set of tens and Fandrich mucked.

Dave Shober79,00079,000
Samuel Fandrich38,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:57 PM Local Time
Kassela Loses to Stuve

Robert Stuve raised to 750 from late position and big blind Frank Kassela was the only player that called. The flop came down     and Kassela check-called a bet of 1,300.

The turn was the   and Kassela check-called again, but this time the bet was 2,000. The   river completed the board and Kassela check-called a final time. The bet was 3,000 and after Kassela called Stuve opened up    for top set and Kassela let go of his hand.

Robert Stuve61,0002,000
Frank Kassela48,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:55 PM Local Time
Moracastro Gets Klick to Fold

Jared Klick, under the gun, limped. Action folded to Jose Moracastro, on the cutoff, who raised to 800. Klick called.

Players saw a flop of    . Klick checked. Moracastro bet 1,000. Klick check-called. The turn came the  . Klick checked again. Moracastro continued for 2,000 and Klick called. The   river completed the board and Klick checked for a third time. Moracastro threw in a bet of 5,000 and Klick tank-folded.

''Good fold,'' commented Moracastro raking in the pot.

Jerad Klick42,00042,000
Jose Moracastro37,00037,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander