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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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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:08 PM Local Time
De Meulder Doing Well

The flop read     and Scott Levitt had check-called Christophe De Meulder's bet of 500. The turn brought them the   and De Meulder continued with a bet of 2,000 after Levitt had checked. Levitt raised to 7,000 and De Meulder folded after considering it for a few seconds. Levitt showed   for at least a turned pair of fives.

The hand right after, De Meulder raised to 750 from under the gun. Levitt called from the small blind.

The flop came    , Levitt now check-called the 900 continuation-bet of De Meulder.

The turn was the  , De Meulder fired another 1,800 bet into the pot which Levitt check-called.

The river completed the board with the  , Levitt checked for the last time. De Meulder barreled another 7,200 bet which sent Levitt into the tank. After about two minutes, Levitt reluctantly folded.

Christophe De Meulder82,00032,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:08 PM Local Time
May Wins Some Chips Back

Randolph Spain opened to 700 from the hijack and Heidi May raised it to 2,000 from the button. After some thought, Spain made the call and checked on the     flop. May continued with a bet worth 2,500 and it was enough to win the pot.

May, who had a bad start in this event, has now a stack worth 23,500.

Randolph Spain63,000
Heidi May23,5002,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:07 PM Local Time
Morris Off to a Great Start

Arthur Morris

Arthur Morris has already had success here at this year's series. Just a few days ago he finished 7th in Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed and he has been spotted in the room.

The action was on the river with a       board already out. There was around 45,000 in the pot and Morris lead for 13,000, which was under a third pot. His opponent looked uncomfortable with his spot and took a minute to decide what to do. He made the call but mucked when he saw that Morris held   .

Arthur Morris92,50092,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 2:04 PM Local Time
Rough Start for Gathy

Michael Gathy seems to have a rough start of the tournament. He already lost about half of the 50,000 he received at the start of the day. Things didn't go well for Gathy in the last hand either.

Thomas Kornechuk raised from late position to 900 and Gathy called in position. The player in the small blind got along for the ride. The flop came down     and it checked to Kornechuck. He bet 1,100 and Gathy called. The player in the small blind was out and they saw the   turn appear as they proceeded heads-up.

Kornechuk checked to Gathy this time and he tossed in a bet of 1,300. Kornechuk called and the river was the  . Both players checked and when Kornechuk opened up    Gathy mucked his hand.

Thomas Kornechuk50,000
Michael Gathy25,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:59 PM Local Time
Roy Makes The Call on Cheung

The board was showing      , Jonathan Roy checked from early position to Benjamin Cheung in middle position who bet 6,000 into a pot that was 9,450.

Roy thought for several moments and then decided to make the call, his opponent announced,"Good Call" as he tapped the table, Roy turned over    for a pair of kings and it was good enough to scoop in the pot.

Jonathan Roy58,1009,025
Benjamin Cheung47,50047,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:59 PM Local Time
Chip Updates
Frederik Jensen62,00012,000
Kelly Minkin53,4003,400
Bas De Laat53,0003,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein51,0001,000
Justin Liberto50,0002,500
Johan Schumacher50,000-1,000
Sam Cohen36,600-13,400
Simon Trumper30,000-20,000
Heidi May21,0002,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:58 PM Local Time
Updated Pavilion White Counts
Gary Kosakowski99,000-1,000
Michael Rack98,000-2,225
Nick Petrangelo65,00015,000
Antoine Saout55,0005,000
Pierre Neuville55,0005,000
Dieter Dechant54,0004,000
Blake Bohn43,000-7,000
Marvin Rettenmaier38,000
Anatoly Filatov33,000-17,000
Miguel Use33,000-17,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:57 PM Local Time
D'Angelo Builds Stack

On the heads-up flop of    , Alexis Fleur checked out of the big blind and his sole opponent bet 650 into a pot of 1,950. Fleur called and checked once more to see the   on the turn. Another bet of 1,450 by his opponent did the trick, as Fleur conceded the pot before his attention turned to the big screens in the Amazon room, which showed the penalty shootout of Colombia and England.

One table over in the Amazon Gold section, the table of notables right at the corner grew further as Kyle Bowker and Johnny Nedved joined the likes of Noah Schwartz, Ryan D'Angelo and Matt Giannetti. On the three-way turn of     , action checked over to D'Angelo and he bet 3,600 into 5,500. Schwartz verified the bet size and folded, and Amelio Amato from one seat over also let go to award the pot to D'Angelo.

Alexis Fleur82,00032,000
Ryan D'Angelo68,00018,000
Kyle Bowker52,00052,000
Johnny Nedved48,00048,000
Noah Schwartz44,000-6,000
Matt Giannetti42,0003,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:54 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Gold
Steven Buckner92,000-13,000
Brian Hastings78,00027,000
Scott Seiver62,00012,000
Michael Finstein60,00060,000
Tuan Le55,00055,000
Chad Power53,00053,000
Darryll Fish52,0002,000
Ryan Olisar52,0000
Eli Elezra48,0003,100
Noah Schwartz45,000-5,000
Kenny Hallaert26,000-24,800
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:49 PM Local Time
Zinno Loses a Small One

Anthony Zinno raised to 800 and it was called by Liping Zang in the small blind and Jackie Glazier in big blind.

The flop came     and after two checks, Zinno continued for 1,200. Zang made the call and Glazier folded. The turn   brought no betting action and the dealer revealed a   on the river. Zang bet 2,400 and Zinno quickly mucked his hand.

Jackie Glazier49,0001,000
Anthony Zinno47,000-3,000
Liping Zang38,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:46 PM Local Time
Varnell Gives Up and Mucks

Craig Varnell bet 800 on the     flop and Brad Marzejka called.

When the   turn was added on the board both players opted to check and the   completed the board. They both decided to check it down and Marzejka opened up   . Varnell threw his cards straight into the muck in a fashion that even impressed the dealer.

Brad Marzejka52,000
Craig Varnell43,000-1,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:45 PM Local Time
McCullough Does Not Back Down

Kevin McCullough raised to 800 from the under the gun and Jason Young made the call from the hijack. The flop came down    , McCullough led for 1,250 and Young raised to 3,000.

McCullough went over to the top for 6,000, Young thought for a moment and then mucked his hand.

Kevin McCullough65,500
Jason Young41,800-6,100
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:44 PM Local Time
Some Updated Chipcounts From Brasilia
Robert Kuhn54,0004,000
Doug Polk53,000-12,000
Melanie Weisner51,0001,000
Annette Obrestad50,500500
Matthew Wantman49,00049,000
Jackie Glazier48,00048,000
Kristen Bicknell40,000-6,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur40,00040,000
Ryan Rogers33,500-16,500
Dillon Ott33,200-16,800
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:40 PM Local Time
Rep Porter Takes it Down Pre and Foxen Drops

Fresh off the break and Alex Foxen opened to 750 in early position. There were two other callers before the action came to Rep Porter in the small blind. He squeezed to around 3,500 and it was good enough to scoop the pot.

Rep Porter52,5002,500
Alex Foxen26,000-24,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:39 PM Local Time
Chan and Smith Chip Up Early

Johnny Chan wasn't seated on the first round through the Amazon Orange section but he can now be found right next to Christopher Frank, and he has built a decent early profit after moving up to almost two times the starting stack.

Another familiar face from the poker boom in the 2000's is Gavin Smith and he was also spotted in the same section. Smith's bet of 2,000 on the       was called by table neighbor Lisa Buck, who then nodded and mucked kings when Smith had rolled over the    for two pair.

Johnny Chan95,000
Gavin Smith56,00010,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:38 PM Local Time
Norman Turns Broadway

Three player saw flop of     and it checked to the button who bet 1,500. Jeffrey Norman called and the turn was the  .

Norman led out with a bet of 2,200 and the player on the button called. The river was the   and Norman led out once again this time with a bet of 3,100. His oppoent showed    for a flopped set of jacks but Norman took the pot with    for Broadway.

Jeffrey Norman57,200
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:29 PM Local Time
Bracelet Ceremony for Perrin

A few days ago Jeremy Perrin emerged victorious in THE GIANT for a smooth quarter million dollars after having invested just $365 and despite playing in the wrong event, as he had intended to participate in the Pot-Limit Omaha version instead. At the end of the last break, Perrin was handed his bracelet and diamond card by WSOP tournament director Jack Effel before heading back to his seat in the Brasilia room.

Jeremy Perrin53,0003,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:26 PM Local Time
Level 2 started
Level: 2
Blinds: 150/300
Ante: 0
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:08 PM Local Time
First Break on Day 1b

The field size for Day 1b has climbed up to 2,033 entries at the end of level one and all remaining players were sent into their first 20-minute break of the day.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:06 PM Local Time
"Good Luck Guys"

Todd Ommen was spotted grabbing his belongings and shaking hands with Matthew Ernst over in the Amazon purple section and said "good luck guys," while Ernst replied with a "I would go broke there, too" before stacking the chips.

Ernst's    were still tabled with a board of       visible and Ross Mallor confirmed that Ommen had ended up second-best with pocket kings.

Both Mallor and Ernst started well into Day 1b and have a near identical stack over on table 453.

Ross Mallor79,00079,000
Matthew Ernst79,00079,000
Todd Ommen00
Playtika - Jason Alexander