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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 12:45 PM Local Time
Yoon Picking His Spots Well

Brian Yoon

Brian Yoon has been off to a decent start after making a few good calls and betting at the right moments.

The board read       and an opponent in the cutoff bet 1,050 into a pot around 2,500. Yoon quickly called, his opponent flipped over    for a missed straight draw and Yoon tabled    for nines up, taking down the pot.

Brian Yoon67,00017,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:39 PM Local Time
Turn Bet Takes It

Robert Gianquitti opened to 500 from early position. Milos Skrbic, in middle position, called.

The two players saw a flop of    . Gianquitti check-called a bet of 800.

The dealer burned and turned the  . Gianquitti checked again. Skrbic threw in a bet of 3,000, that was enough to claim the pot.

Milos Skrbic53,00053,000
Robert Gianquitti39,00039,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:38 PM Local Time
Papazyan Takes Down a Small One

Art Papazyan raised from early position and Erik Seidel called from middle position. Patrick Bell in the big blind called as well and they saw a flop appear.

The flop came down     and Bell checked to Papazyan, who continued with a bet of 400. Seidel folded and Bell called to see the   turn. This time Bell check-folded when Papazyan bet 1,200.

Art Papazyan52,00052,000
Erik Seidel49,50049,500
Patrick Bell49,00049,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:36 PM Local Time
Strelitz Hits a One-Outer

Daniel Strelitz

A tweet of Daniel Strelitz about a double up with a one-outer alerted us to have a look at his table that also features Nick Jivkov and Strelitz was involved right away in another big pot. Prior to his double up he had lost some chips and, according to Strelitz, doubled with a one-outer thanks to a five on the river:

Just now, Alexander Krisak raised to 500 and Strelitz from one seat over in the cutoff three-bet to 1,500, Krisak called. The flop came     and Krisak check-called a bet of 1,000 before check-calling another 3,000 on the   turn. The   fell on the river and Krisak checked once more. Strelitz bet 11,500 and received a call to roll over the    for a flopped full house.

Daniel Strelitz90,00040,000
Nick Jivkov50,00050,000
Alexander Krisak30,00030,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:30 PM Local Time
Stuve Wins One

Robert Stuve opened to 300 under the gun. David Maudlin, in the small blind, and Danny Hannawa, in the big blind, called.

The flop came    . Maudlin and Hannawa checked to Stuve bet 400. Maudlin folded and Hannawa called. The turn brought the   and was checked through to the   river. Again both players checked. Stuve tabled   . His opponent shook his head and mucked.

Robert Stuve59,00059,000
David Maudlin48,00048,000
Danny Hannawa47,00047,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:28 PM Local Time
Stone Takes a Pot

The under the gun player limped in and a player in late position raised to 500. Katie Stone called from the big blind and the under the gun player called.

They went three-handed to the     flop and it checked to the late position player who bet 1,800. Stone called and they went heads-up to the   turn.

Stone checked and her opponent threw out another bet of 1,800 which Stone called. The river was the   and Stone check-called a third bet of 1,800 from her opponent. The player turned over    for just ace high and Stone took the pot with   .

Katie Stone53,0002,600
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:15 PM Local Time
Margets Takes it on the Turn

Leo Margets

On the four-handed flop of    , Leo Margets raised it up to 2,000 and forced two folds including Brandon Ageloff while Colin Guthrie called. Guthrie then checked the   turn and Margets on the button made it 5,100 to go. That ended up winning the pot without further resistance, as Guthrie quickly folded.

Leo Margets54,00054,000
Brandon Ageloff49,00049,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:14 PM Local Time
Helppi Sits Down and Starts to Stack Chips

Juha Helppi

The board read       and Juha Helppi fired out a bet of 9,000 into a pot around 20,000. His opponent thought for several moments before hitting the fold button and Helppi scooped in a nice pot.

Juha Helppi62,00062,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:10 PM Local Time
Vayo Pays it Off

The board was already      as we saw Gordon Vayo call a 1,500 bet. The player in the nine-seat bet another 3,000 on the   river and Vayo paid that off as well.

His opponent showed down    and Vayo mucked his hand, sending the pot to his opponent.

Gordon Vayo44,000-6,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:07 PM Local Time
Seymour With Early Profit

Richard Seymour

Former NFL star and poker aficionado Richard Seymour has played in various WSOP events already and racked up more than $530,000 in cashes on the international poker circuit. Seymour is back for the Main Event now and was just spotted in a heads-up pot against Antonio Payne.

The board on the turn showed      and Payne bet 1,100 into a pot of 2,200 from the cutoff. Seymour raised it up to 3,000 from one seat over and Payne gave it some thought before sending his cards into the muck, awarding the pot to Seymour without showdown.

Richard Seymour53,00053,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:05 PM Local Time
Luth Adds to His Stack

Jason Beck raised to 400 from late position and Matthew Donaldson called from the cutoff. Peyman Luth re-raised to 1,600 from the button and both players called.

They went three-handed to the     flop and it checked to Luth who bet 2,500. Beck quickly folded and Donaldson called. The turn was the   and Donaldson checked. Luth threw out a bet of 5,000 and Donaldson threw his hand away.

Peyman Luth53,000
Matthew Donaldson24,950
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:02 PM Local Time
New Familiar Faces Across the Amazon Room

Julian Stuer joined the table of Chance Kornuth, Qui Nguyen and Gaelle Baumann while Kevin Boudreau and Lacey Jones can be found a few tables over in the Purple section.

Silviu Baltateanu50,00050,000
Kevin Boudreau50,00050,000
Ryan Yu50,0000
Lacey Jones50,00050,000
Igor Merda50,00050,000
Julian Stuer50,00050,000
Vincent Gabel50,00050,000
John Beauprez50,00050,000
Toby Lewis50,00050,000
Dylan Honeyman50,00050,000
Thomas Pettersson50,00050,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 12:01 PM Local Time
Cochrane Takes From Tiainen

Antti Tiainen opened to 400 on the button. Gavin Cochrane, in the big blind, called. A flop of     was dealt. Cochrane checked to Tiainen who bet 450. Cochrane then check-raised to 1,600 and Tainen called. The turn came the  . Cochrane bet 4,000 and Tiainen called. The   river filled up the board and Cochrane threw in a bet of 20,000. His opponent went deep into the tank, but proceeded to give up his hand.

Gavin Cochrane56,50056,500
Antti Tiainen43,00043,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:55 AM Local Time
Two Pair for Procopio

There was 3,300 in the main pot on a board of      and it checked to Lucio Procopio who bet 1,500. Two players called and the   completed the board.

Both players checked and Procopio threw out a bet of 3,100. The player in early position quickly folded and the middle position player called. Procopio turned over    for two pair and his opponent fired his hand face down into the muck.

Lucio Procopio57,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:51 AM Local Time
Kraper Makes the Call on the River

The board read     and Sean Kraper checked from the small blind to an opponent in late position who bet 700 into a pot that had 1,050 in it.

Kraper made the call and the turn fell the  . Kraper would then check-call a bet of 900 and the   would hit the felt on the river. The action was on Kraper's opponent who bet 2,000 and he thought for several moments before making the call.

His opponent announced, "Good call" as they tapped the tabled and Kaper tabled    for a pair of queens, taking down the early pot.

Sean Kraper57,500
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:47 AM Local Time
Esfandiari Wins First Hand

Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari just took his seat next to Frank Kassela in the Amazon Orange section. Esfandiari came in as the big blind and Kassela folded under the gun. Kalidou Sow was in the next seat and he raised to 325. Edward Shelmerdine V called and it folded all the way around to Esfandiari. Esfandiari three-bet to 1,525 and both players called.

The flop was     and Esfandiari continued with a bet of 1,275 and both players called again. The turn was the   and all checked to see the   river complete the board. All checked again and Esfandiari said "ship it" as he tabled   .

The pot was awarded to him after both Sow and Shelmerdine V mucked their hands.

Antonio Esfandiari56,00056,000
Kalidou Sow47,00047,000
Edward Shelmerdine V47,00047,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:46 AM Local Time
Bottom Set Works for White

On the tail end of a board      , Thomas Mcteer bet 2,000 and Spencer White raised it up to 5,000. Billy Brenton called and so did Mcteer to see White roll over    for bottom set. That ended up winning the pot and Mcteer tapped the table in defeat with the words "nice hand."

Spencer White65,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:43 AM Local Time
Notable's to Take a Seat
Chris Bolek50,00050,000
Jordan Young50,00050,000
Chuck Thompson50,00050,000
Paul W Lee50,00050,000
Govert Metaal50,0000
Qui Nguyen50,000
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:41 AM Local Time
Kornuth's Kicker Plays

Chance Kornuth

The player under the gun limped. Chance Kornuth, in the hijack, raised to 700. Gaelle Baumann, in the hijack called, along with the limper.

A flop reading     was dealt and checked through to the   turn. The original raiser and Baumann checked again. Kornuth fired 1,200. Both his opponents check-called. The   river completed the board and was checked around. Baumann showed   . The player under the gun tabled    and Kornuth revealed    to take down the pot.

Chance Kornuth54,0003,500
Gaelle Baumann47,800-2,050
Monday, July 2, 2018 11:38 AM Local Time
Griffin Folds a Set of Kings

Mark Griffin and his opponent were heads-up on a      board and there was 6,500 in the pot. Griffin checked and his opponent moved all in. Griffin thought it over for a few moments and announced "fold" showing    for middle set.

"Good fold, I just wanted to take the pot right there" his opponent said turning over    for a flopped flush proving that Griffin did indeed make the correct laydown.

Mark Griffin47,800