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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 10:42 PM Local Time
Raemaekers Wins off Jachtmann

The board read       and Joep Raemaekers bet 3,800 from late position. Jan-Peter Jachtmann considered his options and then called. Raemaekers tabled    for the flopped pair of aces to win the pot as Jachtmann mucked his hand.

Jan-Peter Jachtmann144,000-10,000
Joep Raemaekers110,000
Dara O'Kearney46,5002,650
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:40 PM Local Time
Somerville Eliminated

Jason Somerville and his opponent both checked on the     flop. Somerville had only 12,000 left and his opponent had him well covered. The turn was the   and Somerville checked again. His opponent put in a bet of 2,500 and Somerville tossed all of his chips in the middle after some consideration. His opponent quickly called the remaining 10,000 and the cards went on their backs.

Somerville opened up    for flopped trips and he was miles ahead of his opponent's   . The river was an unfortunate   and that eliminated Somerville from the 2018 Main Event.

Jason Somerville0-51,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:38 PM Local Time
Big Stacks and Notables In the Last Level (Amazon Room)

Kevin Patel claimed the remaining stack of Lisa Buck and jumped into a big stack in the Amazon Orange, next to George Danzer, and the big stack in the Purple section belongs to Dan Colpys and Lee Markholt.

Over in the Tan section, it appears to be a race between Sergio Castelluccio and Rifat Palevic. Castelluccio is on the same table as Scott Stewart, who finished 13th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event.

Dan Colpoys245,000245,000
Kevin Patel230,00085,000
Rifat Palevic220,0005,000
Alexander Villa205,00030,000
Sergio Castelluccio170,00025,000
Garrett Dansereau170,000-12,000
Lee Markholt160,0005,000
Charlie Godwin135,00045,000
George Danzer130,00039,000
Scott Stewart120,00020,000
Lisa Buck0-87,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:35 PM Local Time
Galfond Wins Without Showdown

Farah Galfond

A player opened to 1,300 and Farah Galfond raised it to 3,700 from the cutoff. The small blind player called and so did the initial raiser.

The flop came     and after her opponents checked, Galfond continued for 5,000. Only the small blind called. The turn brought a   and both checked to see a   on the river. Galfond's opponent check-called a bet worth 8,000 and tossed his hand into the muck when Galfond showed   .

Farah Galfond84,0007,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:32 PM Local Time
Boatman Sails his Way to a Double

An early position player opened to 1,200, Peter Vitantonio called from late position and Jason Young called from the hijack. Barny Boatman moved all in from the button, action folded to Vitantonio who made the call and Young folded. The two remaining players flipped over their hands.

Barny Boatman:   
Peter Vitantonio:   

The flop was a disaster for Vitantonio as it fell    , giving Boatman a boat. The turn came the   and the river fell the  , changing nothing and securing a double for Boatman.

Peter Vitantonio55,000-12,500
Barny Boatman35,300-6,700
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:30 PM Local Time
Esposito Grabs Some Chips

A player opened to 1,200 and it was called by the player in the cutoff. John Esposito, situated in the big blind, raised it to 5,500 and after some consideration, both his opponents folded.

After taking down that pot, Esposito, whose bracelet win came in a $2,500 Limit Hold'em event back in 1999, padded out his short stack to 18,000.

John Esposito18,00018,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:29 PM Local Time
Levy Puts Kagan to the Test

There was already close to 15,000 in the main pot on the     flop and the three-handed action checked around. The turn was the   and Chris Klodnicki checked. Uriel Remi Levy checked and Roman Kagan tossed out a bet of 15,100.

Klodnicki folded and Levy check-raised all in covering Kagan who had just over 25,000 behind. Kagan thought it over for about 15-seconds and folded and Levy took the pot without showdown.

Uriel Remi Levy102,000102,000
Chris Klodnicki102,0004,000
Roman Kagan25,100-35,900
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:27 PM Local Time
Bernabeu Loses a Pot to Make his Table Happy

In a raised pot with a board showing      , the small blind player check-called a bet worth 2,000 from Samuel Bernabeu. The latter tabled    but was dominated by his opponent's    for a better kicker.

The player in the small blind earned pulled in the pot saying: "He's able to lose a pot!", bringing chuckles from the rest of the table.

Even after losing that pot Samuel Bernabeu has now a huge stack worth 302,000.

Samuel Bernabeu302,0005,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:26 PM Local Time
The Latest in Brasilia

With only an hour left for players to build a stack, here's the latest on who's doing what.

Samuel Bernabeu297,00063,000
Kevin MacPhee126,00041,000
Akash Seth103,000-7,000
Phil Galfond93,00027,000
Calvin Anderson80,5008,500
Steven Gurney-Goldman79,000-3,000
Farah Galfond77,00017,000
Andreas Klatt61,00014,000
Jay Farber30,000-17,000
Patrick Bruel22,000-15,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:22 PM Local Time
Prizmic Martini Fighting Back

Gregor Prizmic Martini just won a pot and is climbing back up to the 50,000 starting stack. After him and his two opponents checked on the      board, Prizmic Martini bet 3,400 in a 5,400 pot when the   river came down. Both his opponents folded and Prizmic Martini showed them    for a rivered set.

Despite winning this pot, Prizmic Martini is still down from the last time we walked by his table. He told us he lost a pre-flop all-in against a short stacked player with tens against aces.

Gregor Prizmic Martini29,000-7,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:18 PM Local Time
Quallio Uses His "One Time"

David Quallio and his opponent were heads up on the      board. Quallio checked to his opponent who bet 25,000 into a main pot of about 40,000 and Quallio check-raised all in for his last 32,600.

His opponent called turning over    and Quallio showed    for the nut flush draw. "One time" Quallio said quietly just as the dealer put the   out on the river. Quallio improved to the nut flush to scoop the pot and move over the century chip mark.

David Quallio105,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:14 PM Local Time
Cowboys For Kosakowski

Gary Kosakowski opened from the button, the player in the small blind moved all in for around 15,000 and Kosakowski made the call.

Gary Kosakowski:   

The board ran out       and Kosakowski's set of kings took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.

Gary Kosakowski124,00013,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:11 PM Local Time
Turner Looking for More Double-Ups

Jon Turner was sporting a short stack with 3,350 in front of him and was sitting in the under-the-gun position next. He said he was down to 6,000 at one point and built it up to 30,000 but obviously didn't have that anymore.

Turner shoved for 3,275 and action folded all the way back to the player in the big blind who snap-called.

Jon Turner:   
Big Blind:   

The board ran out       to give Turner another lease at his tournament life on the turn with the pair of aces.

Jon Turner7,475
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:09 PM Local Time
May Adds Chips

On a raised pot, the flop was showing     with three players involved. Heidi May first checked from the small blind and called a bet worth 1,700 from her opponent after the third player folded.

The turn brought a   and both players checked, as well as on the river  . May turned over    for a pair of kings and it was enough to make her opponent send his hand into the muck.

Heidi May60,000-13,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:07 PM Local Time
Breviglieri Bouncing Back

Natalia Breviglieri

The board read      and Natalia Breviglieri had bet 4,300 from under the gun. Her opponent in late position called.

The   on the river completed the board and Brevigliere barreled another 7,000 into the pot. Her opponent needed a few extra seconds to take a decision and then made the call. Breviglieri tabled    for two pair, kings and deuces, and that was enough for her opponent to muck his hand.

Natalia Breviglieri45,00013,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:06 PM Local Time
Padilha Lands a Double Up

The flop read    , a player bet and Pedro Padilha then moved all in for 12,425. His opponent called and the players turned over their hands.

Pedro Padilha:   

The turn was the   and his opponent now picked up some straight outs. The river came the   and changed nothing as Padilha took down the pot with his kings.

Pedro Padilha33,450
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:05 PM Local Time
Gagliano Loses to Geith

We arrived at the table when the     flop was already out there and the pot was about 7,000. Michael Gagliano checked to Robert Geith who bet 4,200. Gagliano called to see the turn.

The turn card was the   and both players checked this street. The river was the   and both players checked again.

Geith turned over    to win the pot.

Michael Gagliano75,000-15,000
Robert Geith45,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:03 PM Local Time
Vitantonio Starting to Pick Up Traction

A player in late position opened to 1,100 and Peter Vitantonio three-bet to 3,300 from the button. The flop came down     and both players checked.

The turn was the  , the late position opponent led out for 5,500 and Vitantonio called. The river fell the   and both players checked.

Vitantonio showed    for a pair of tens and his opponent showed    for just a pair of fours, Vitantonio scooped in the pot.

Peter Vitantonio67,50034,350
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:03 PM Local Time
Recent Chip Counts Brasilia
Kelly Minkin149,00068,000
Pablo Fernandez144,000
Juan Ramirez99,000
Jasper Wetemans98,000
Terrence Chan57,0008,000
Renato Kaneoya51,000
Daiva Byrne49,00028,500
Walter Treccarichi38,000
Patrick Bruel37,000-7,500
Shander de Vries36,0009,000
Thomas Muehloecker27,000-3,000
Richard Dubini26,000-16,000
Esther Taylor11,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:02 PM Local Time
Brasilia Chip Counts
Brian Altman168,00056,000
Arthur Morris142,00021,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein88,500-11,500
Michael Marder40,0005,000
Christian Nolte32,000
Simon Trumper27,500-19,500
Kristen Bicknell12,000-30,300
Playtika - Jason Alexander