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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 1:47 PM Local Time
Aoki Chips Up

Mikiyo Aoki

Mikiyo Aoki raised to 1,700 from the cutoff after two players had limped before her. Two players ended up calling and they saw the     flop come down.

Aoki continued with a bet of 3,000 when it folded to her. Both of her opponents called building a pot of over 12,000 chips already. The turn was the   and all the players involved in the hand checked this time to see the   river card. The first player checked, but the second fired out a bet of 4,500. Aoki raised to 15,000 and that was enough to take down the pot after everyone folded.

Mikiyo Aoki60,00017,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:45 PM Local Time
Berkey Builds Stack in Gold Section

Matt Berkey

Among the early big stacks in the gold section are Victor Ramdin, Matt Berkey, Christopher Andler, Josh Arieh and Marius Pospiech, while poker commentator David Tuchman is also in the mix right there.

Ramdin, Berkey and Pospiech happen to be on the same table and the latter two just got involved into a bigger pot. Berkey bet the     flop for 1,200 in middle position and Pospiech called from one seat over. On the   turn, Berkey bet 4,000 and Pospiech quickly called.

The   river completed the board and Berkey made it 13,000 to go. Pospiech grabbed calling chips, checked his remaining stack and gave it some more thought before electing to fold.

Victor Ramdin115,000-5,000
Matt Berkey105,0008,200
Christopher Andler80,00080,000
Josh Arieh75,00075,000
Marius Pospiech71,000-7,000
David Tuchman55,00055,000
Peyman Luth49,000-4,000
Guillaume Diaz42,00042,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:45 PM Local Time
Boudreau Wins One

Kevin Boudreau opened to 900 under the gun. The player on the cutoff called.

The dealer spread a flop of    . Boudreau checked. His opponent bet 400. He check-called. The turn came the  . Boudreau checked. His opponent continued for 1,000. He check-called again. The   filled up the river. This time, Boudreau led for 2,500. His opponent quickly folded.

Kevin Boudreau54,0004,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:44 PM Local Time
Deuces Full for Virga

Aymon Hata raised to 1,100 from middle position and Bruce Virga called from the big blind. They went heads-up to the     flop and Virga led out with a bet of 2,500.

Hata called and the dealer burned and turned the  . Virga fired out a bet of 2,500 and Hata raised to 8,000. Virga quickly called and both players checked the   river.

Virga turned over his    for deuces full of fives and Hata fired his hand face down into the muck.

Bruce Virga78,000
Aymon Hata60,000-13,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:37 PM Local Time
Meng Tan Pulling Some Chips Back

Win Meng Tan has gotten off to a slow start, after losing a few pots he finally found the pot being slid in his direction.

An opponent from the hijack opened to 800 and Meng Tan three-bet to 2,400, his opponent called. The flop came down    , action checked to Meng Tan who bet 1,800 and his opponent called.

The   was flipped over by the dealer on the turn, Meng Tan's opponent check-called a bet of 4,000 and the river fell the  . Action was on Meng Tan who slammed in a bet of 13,000 and his opponent decided to muck his hand.

Win Meng Tan41,400-8,600
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:30 PM Local Time
Bain Gets Paid

Tristan Bain opened to 700 from the cutoff. Robert Daniels, on the button, called, along with Lucas Fritz in the big blind.

The flop was    . Bain bet 1,000, Daniels folded and Fritz called. The turn came the   and was checked through to the   river. Fritz fired 1,250, Bain raised to 5,400 and Fritz called. Bain tabled    for a straight and his opponent tossed his hand in the muck.

Robert Daniels49,00049,000
Tristan Bain48,00048,000
Lucas Fritz41,00041,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:30 PM Local Time
Top Pair is Good for Berkey

Matt Berkey

Matt Berkey and Jared Bleznick were heads-up on the     flop. Bleznick checked and Berkey bet 1,500 into a main pot of 4,450.

Bleznick called and the dealer burned and turned the  . Bleznick check-called a bet of 3,500 from Berkey and both players checked the   river card. "King high" announced Bleznick and Berkey tabled his    for tens and deuces to take the pot.

Matt Berkey96,80016,800
Jared Bleznick44,500-5,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:28 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts Purple Section
Don Vu80,000
Juha Helppi63,0001,000
Julian Stuer63,00013,000
Justin Bonomo60,00010,000
Lisa Costello54,000
David "Bakes" Baker53,0003,000
Leo Margets53,000-1,000
Albert Daher52,000
Olivier Busquet48,000
David Paredes48,000
Lacey Jones46,500-3,500
Bruno Fitoussi46,000
Maria Konnikova46,000-4,000
Len Ashby45,000-5,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:22 PM Local Time
Bracelet Ceremony for Kornuth

Before the cards got back in the air for level two, Jack Effel presented the gold bracelet for the $3,200 High Roller Online Event to Chance Kornuth, who became the second player after Nipun Java to win an online and live bracelet after defeating a field of 480 entries. Kornuth thanked his coaches and students as well as his wife before returning to his seat.

Chance Kornuth58,0004,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:22 PM Local Time
Level 2 started
Level: 2
Blinds: 150/300
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:06 PM Local Time
First Break on Day 1a

According to the screens the field size of Day 1a has grown to 790 entries and all players have been sent into their first 20-minute break of the day.

Monday, July 2, 2018 1:04 PM Local Time
Sakhno Takes From Seidel

Picking up the action on the      turn, Erik Seidel in the big blind and Oleksandr Sakhno in early position invested 700 chips each. Seidel then checked the   on the river and Sakhno bet 2,050 in the last hand before the break. Seidel gave it some thought and called, but mucked when he was shown the    for a set of tens by Sakhno.

Oleksandr Sakhno60,00060,000
Erik Seidel42,000-3,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:02 PM Local Time
Additions to Amazon Gold
Matt Berkey80,00030,000
Jonathan Tamayo50,000
Jared Bleznick50,000
Nick Pupillo48,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:01 PM Local Time
The Dimes Hold for Carnero

On a board of     , Abu Hamza Bi Khalek bet 2,150 and Martin Carnero raised to 7,500. Bi Khalek made the call, the river fell the   and both players checked.

Bi Khalek announced king high and Carnero turned over    for tens up, taking down the pot from Bi Khalek.

Martin Carnero57,000
Abu Hamza Bi Khalek34,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 1:00 PM Local Time
More Counts
Daniel Strelitz92,0002,000
Seth Davies85,00035,000
Arne Ruge64,00064,000
Richard Seymour60,0007,000
Andre Haneberg60,00010,000
Arden Cho60,00060,000
Jason Koon59,0009,000
Vincent Gabel57,000-11,000
Gordon Vayo55,000-1,000
John Beauprez52,0002,000
Romain Lewis52,000-1,500
Dan O'Brien52,0002,000
Justin Young51,00051,000
Adrien Allain50,00050,000
Christopher Kruk50,0000
Erik Seidel45,000-4,500
Cary Katz44,000-6,000
Daniel Reijmer44,000-12,000
Kalidou Sow44,000-3,000
Mikiyo Aoki43,00043,000
Ryan Leng35,00035,000
Antonio Esfandiari35,000-21,000
Kevin Song33,000-17,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:55 PM Local Time
Vayo Wins Something Back

Gordon Vayo

Gordon Vayo was involved in a three-way pot with Thomas Swensen and another player. It checked to Vayo in the hijack on the      board and he bet out 2,200. Swensen called from the big blind and the player on Vayo's right folded.

The   completed the board and Swensen check-called a chunky 6,500 bet from Vayo. Vayo opened up    and Swensen flashed    and the pot went to Vayo.

Gordon Vayo56,00012,000
Thomas Swensen42,00042,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:53 PM Local Time
Aces for van Zadelhoff

Steven van Zadelhoff

On the turn of a board     , James Hundt checked over to Steven van Zadelhoff, who bet 5,000 into a pot of around 10,000. Hundt called and the   on the river ended up check, check. It was van Zadelhoff that showed first, rolling over his   , and that won the pot.

"Glad I didn't put in the fifth bet. If I didn't lose kings to aces in the Main Event last year, I might have," Hundt remarked.

Steven Van Zadelhoff57,0007,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:50 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts Towards The End of Level 1
Victor Ramdin120,00020,000
Aymon Hata73,00010,000
Spencer White70,0005,000
Yuriy Boyko70,00070,000
Vincent Gabel68,00018,000
Jake Schindler52,00052,000
Christopher Kruk50,00050,000
Andre Haneberg50,00050,000
Stephen Woodhead42,00042,000
Silviu Baltateanu35,000-15,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:49 PM Local Time
Song Takes One from Lewis

Bonggi Song opened to 400 from the hijack. Romain Lewis, on the button put in a thre-bet to 1,400 and Song made the call.

The dealer spread a flop of    . Song checked. Lewis bet 1,200 and Song called. The turn came the   and was checked through to the   river. Song fired a bet of 3,000 and Lewis quickly folded.

Bonggi Song63,00063,000
Romain Lewis53,5003,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:46 PM Local Time
Mcginnity Takes from Pauli

Four players saw a flop of     and Sebastian Pauli bet 1,000. Ronald Mcginnity called and they went heads-up to the   turn card. Pauli led out with a bet of 2,600 and Mcginnity raised to 6,1000.

Pauli called and the river was the  . Pauli checked, Mcginnity slid out a bet of 10,600 and Pauli quickly folded.

Sebastian Pauli63,000
Ronald Mcginnity62,000
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