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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 9:01 PM Local Time
Berger Doubles Through Wong

Tuan Le raised to 1,300 from the hijack and Ying Wong re-raised to 3,800 from the cutoff. Christopher Berger called from the button and it folded back to Le who called. They went three handed to the     flop and it checked to Berger who bet 6,000.

Le quickly folded and Wong check-raised to 15,000. Berger moved all in for 32,525, Wong called and the hands were shown.

Christopher Berger:   
Ying Wong:   

The dealer burned and turned the   and Berger improved to the nut flush to take the lead. The   river card was no help to Wong and Berger earned the pot and the double up.

Christopher Berger77,50037,000
Ying Wong22,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:00 PM Local Time
New Arrivals in Amazon Tan

Some tables have been moved entirely over from Pavilion into the Amazon Tan section and some of the respective counts can be found below. Bracelet winner Rifat Palevic appears to be among the biggest stacks, Sergio Castelluccio has also been running quite well as of lately.

Rifat Palevic215,000215,000
Sergio Castelluccio145,00056,000
Adrian Naya Lopez135,0005,000
Chris Ferguson112,0002,000
Seth Berger75,00075,000
Greg Mueller70,00030,000
Pierre Calamusa70,0004,000
Max Greenwood60,00016,000
Jesper Hougaard40,0003,000
Mike Ross38,00038,000
Ben Morrison32,000-8,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:00 PM Local Time
Brasilia Counts
Samuel Bernabeu208,0004,000
Alex Foxen133,00040,000
Sam Cohen114,00032,500
Akash Seth110,00010,000
Bas De Laat44,0002,500
Neil Blumenfield40,000-3,000
Daniel Ott35,000-14,000
Michael Marder35,0006,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:58 PM Local Time
Whittington Loses to Martinez

Danny Martinez raised to 1,600 from early position and was called by Alexandra Janikova in the cutoff and Blake Whittington in the big blind.

The flop came     and Whittington checked. Martinez continued with a bet of 3,500. Janikova folded and Whittington called.

The turn brought them the  , Whittington now bet 7,500 and Martinez called.

The river completed the board with the  , Whittington fired another 8,200 over the line and Martinez called without hesitation. Whittington tabled    for the turned two pair. Martinez flipped over   first and a second or two later, the   for the rivered set of kings. Immediately after the hand, the table got told to bag up their chips as the whole table would be moved to the Amazon room.

Blake Whittington65,000-29,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:57 PM Local Time
McCoskey Sends Opponent Home With Aces

The board showed       and a late position opponent moved all in for around 28,000. Adam McCoskey made the call, turning over    for a full house and his opponent showed    for a smaller full house.

McCoskey took down the pot and has now surpassed the century mark in chips.

Adam McCoskey119,000119,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:55 PM Local Time
Markholt Takes From Metalidi

After a raise and three-bet preflop, Lee Markholt continued out of the big blind on a heads-up flop of    , making it 4,000 to go. His sole remaining opponent was Artem Metalidi in early position, who called.

The   turn went check, check, and the   on the river brought a bet of 6,000 by Markholt. That was enough to avoid a showdown, as Metalidi sent his cards into the muck.

Lee Markholt130,00030,000
Artem Metalidi48,0008,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:49 PM Local Time
Straight is Good for Simunic

Josip Simunic raised to 900 from late position and Luciano Hollanda called from the button. The player in the big blind called as well and they went three-way to a flop.

The flop was     and Simunic bet out 1,600. Hollanda called but the player in the big blind folded. The turn was the   and Simunic checked this time. Hollanda took over the initiative by betting 3,000. Simunic called to see the   river complete the board.

Simunic checked to Hollanda and he checked behind this time. Simunic announced he had a straight and Hollanda nodded to let Simunic know that he had him beat. Simunic opened up    and raked in the pot.

Luciano Hollanda81,00017,000
Josip Simunic69,00024,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:44 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
George Danzer91,000-7,000
Joe Elpayaa84,00020,000
John Hesp77,50010,500
Jason Somerville55,000-2,000
Alex Keating53,50053,500
David "ODB" Baker50,000-11,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:41 PM Local Time
New Feature Table; Mercier Missing

John Hesp's table was sent back into the main room in Amazon while a new table was picked to stream until the end of the night. The chip leader there is Canada's Garrett Dansereau, by quite a mile, and others to feature are Jason Mercier and Robert Salaburu. Mercier hasn't made it back to his seat after the dinner break, though.

Michael Mizrachi joined the main feature table and took the seat that was vacated by Kenny Hallaert earlier on.

Garrett Dansereau182,000182,000
John Hesp70,0003,000
Robert Salaburu67,00067,000
Jason Mercier56,000-1,000
Michael Mizrachi39,00039,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:40 PM Local Time
Big Slick is Good for Le

Tuan Le

Tuan Le raised to 1,000 from middle position and Christopher Berger called from the cutoff. The player in the small blind called and they went three-handed to the     flop.

The small blind checked and Le continued with a bet of 1,500. Berger called and the small blind quickly folded. They went heads-up to the   turn and Le bet 3,000. Berger called and the   completed the board.

Le fired out a bet of 7,000, Berger called and Le turned over    for trip aces with a king kicker to take the pot.

Tuan Le49,5001,500
Christopher Berger40,500-8,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:28 PM Local Time
Main Event Back Underway

The room is starting to buzz with voices and splashing chips once more and the remaining 38 minutes of level four will be played, then a 15-minute break takes place before the final two-hour level of the day will wrap up Day 1b at approximately 11.15 p.m. local time.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:32 PM Local Time
Dinner Break on Day 1b

With around 38 minutes left on the clock, the players have been sent into a 60-minute dinner break and action is scheduled to resume at 8.28 p.m. local time. Thus far, a field of almost 2,400 entries has emerged for the second of three starting days.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:31 PM Local Time
Altman Applies Pressure

Brian Altman and one other player were still in with a       board already out.

There was already more than 50,000 in the pot and Altman was first to act. He lead for 45,000 and it sent his opponent into the tank for a few minutes, before he decided the best thing to do was to fold. Altman has built up a lot over the last level and has now exceeded the 100,000 mark.

Brian Altman112,00041,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:30 PM Local Time
Patel Takes from Buck

Joining the action on the      turn, Lisa Buck checked out of the small blind and Kevin Patel in the cutoff bet 7,000. Buck check-raised to 15,000 and Patel called. On the   river, Buck quickly bet 25,000 and Patel called without much hesitation.

Buck shook her head and briefly flashed    for a failed bluff, Patel claimed the pot with    for a set of sixes.

Kevin Patel145,000145,000
Lisa Buck87,00087,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:28 PM Local Time
Meijer van Putten Makes Opponent Fold

Charlie Godwin raised from early position and one seat over Jasper Meijer van Putten called. Another player on the cutoff three-bet to 4,000 and Meijer van Putten was the only player to call.

The flop came down     and Meijer van Putten check-called an 8,000 bet. They both checked on the   turn and when the   river was put on the board Meijer van Putten bet 13,000.

His opponent folded and Meijer van Putten took down the pot.

Jasper Meijer van Putten103,00056,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:28 PM Local Time
New Chipcounts From Brasilia
Samuel Bernabeu204,00018,000
Michael Comisso106,00053,000
Mathieu Rabalison78,0008,000
Heidi May73,00013,300
Samantha Cohen72,00036,000
Ralph Massey67,00010,000
Nima Salehizadeh67,00013,000
Ludovic Riehl65,00010,000
Johan Schumacher64,0000
Calvin Anderson62,000-1,000
Farah Galfond60,000-21,000
Andrew Frankenberger57,000-8,000
Aaron Massey44,0002,000
Thomas Muehloecker32,00032,000
Justin Liberto6,000-20,500
Jared Griener0-3,700
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:27 PM Local Time
Meyers Stacking Chips Before Dinner Break

Brandon Meyers opened up to 800 from the hijack and both of the blinds called. The flop came down    , action checked to Meyers who bet 2,000 and only the big blind opponent made the call.

The   fell on the turn, action checked to Meyers who fired out 6,000 and his opponent thought for a moment, but in the end made the fold.

Brandon Meyers110,00038,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:26 PM Local Time
Herzali Called on River

On a raised pot in a heads-up hand, the flop was showing     when Sarah Herzali (big blind) check-called her opponent's bet of 500.

The turn brought them a   and Herzali first checked, before raising to 4,200 a bet worth 2,000 from her opponent. The latter called and a   completed the board on the river.

Herzali fired 7,300, putting her opponent into a decision. After a few minutes, he eventually made the call and Herzali showed    for ace high. Her opponent, holding   , won the pot.

Sarah Herzali37,000-16,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:26 PM Local Time
Polk Out

Doug Polk

After dropping down to around 15 big blinds a short while ago, Doug Polk has lost the last of his chips and made his way to the door. It is an early exit for the triple bracelet winner.

Doug Polk0-6,300
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:24 PM Local Time
Ramirez Fires the River

Ricardo Ramirez and Naveh Morris were heads-up on the      board. Morris bet 7,000 into a main pot of about 13,000 and Ramirez called.

The river was the   and Morris knuckled the table. Ramirez fired out a bet of 20,000 and Morris instantly threw his hand into the muck.

Naveh Morris66,500
Ricardo Ramirez62,000