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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 7:23 PM Local Time
A Lot of Chips at Danzer's Table

George Danzer has moved over into the Amazon Orange section and found a new home on the same table as Alexander Villa and Harald Sammer. All three of them have plenty of chips at their disposal and Danzer just added a few more.

The German mixed game specialist raised it up to 1,000 and picked up one caller. On the     flop, a continuation bet of 1,000 was all it took for Danzer to claim the pot right there.

Alexander Villa175,000175,000
George Danzer98,00013,000
Harald Sammer82,0003,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:15 PM Local Time
Vitantonio Doubles Through Young

Jason Young has been having a bad go at it since returning from break and Peter Vitantonio just made it worse.

The board was reading      , Vitantonio moved all in for 11,675 and Young made the call. Young turned over    for flopped trips and Vitantonio flipped over    for a turned full house, taking down the pot and securing a double through Young.

Peter Vitantonio33,150
Jason Young23,000-36,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:12 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts and Bustouts
Jonathan Roy130,00070,500
Johnny Nedved110,00030,000
Lee Markholt100,000-15,000
Ross Mallor90,00014,000
Alexis Fleur90,0000
Eric Kurtzman85,0007,000
Matthew Ernst70,000-30,000
Dermot Blain70,00027,000
Jeff Platt50,00050,000
Noah Schwartz14,000-1,500
Ryan D'Angelo10,000-33,000
Francis Gonyea00
Tsugunari Toma00
Valentin Vornicu0-11,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:11 PM Local Time
Checks All the Way for Lech

The flop read     and David Coleman had checked his small blind. Michael Lech also checked in the big blind.

Both players checked through the   on the turn and the   on the river too. Lech tabled    for the flopped pair of deuces and that was enough for Coleman to muck his hand.

Michael Lech56,0006,500
Marvin Rettenmaier42,0004,000
Anatoly Filatov36,000-9,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:10 PM Local Time
Gagliano Wins a Small Pot

Michael Gagliano raised from late position to 1,000 and just the player on the button called. The flop came down     and both players checked.

The turn was the   and Gagliano fired out a bet of 2,000. The player in the big blind called again and the   river completed the board. Both players checked and the player in the big blind opened up    and Gagliano showed    for a pair of eights.

Michael Gagliano90,00052,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:09 PM Local Time
Fox Takes from Hamby

Elio Fox

Elio Fox raised to 1,000 from under the gun and Victoria Ondis called from late position. Jared Hamby called from the big blind and they saw a flop of    . The action checked around and the dealer burned and turned the  .

Hamby led out with a bet of 1,700 and Fox raised to 6,500. Ondis quickly folded and after nearly a minute in the tank Hamby released his hand and Fox took the pot.

Elio Fox68,00022,000
Jared Hamby46,000-4,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:06 PM Local Time
More Updates From Brasilia
Kevin MacPhee85,000-29,000
Chanracy Khun60,0004,000
Todd Witteles50,000-17,875
Neil Blumenfield43,000-1,000
Jake Schwartz40,000-6,000
Anthony Zinno31,000-5,000
Katie Swift30,000-59,000
Ryan Rogers25,500-6,500
Rayan Chamas20,800-11,200
Daiva Byrne20,500-18,500
Danielle Andersen20,000-51,000
Fatima Nanji19,000-20,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:05 PM Local Time
Cunningham Takes a Seat

The table with Pierre Calamusa and Jamie Gold has been broken up and Calamusa is now seated at the same table as bracelet winners Jesper Hougaard and Ryan Bambrick. Also seated at the same table now is five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham.

Jesper Hougaard raised to 1,025 from the under-the-gun position and was called by Ben Morrison (early position), Allen Cunningham (mid-position), the player in late position, Bambrick folded in the hijack. Calamusa (cutoff), Emile Schiff (button), Edward Ho (small blind), and Louis Papadelias (big blind) all called too.

The eight players all checked through the     flop to the   on the turn. Ho, Papadelias, and Hougaard all checked. Morrison bet 2,900 and it folded all the way around for Morrison to pick up the pot.

Emile Schiff94,000-8,000
Pierre Calamusa66,000-19,000
Ryan Bambrick46,0000
Ben Morrison40,00040,000
Allen Cunningham39,00039,000
Jesper Hougaard37,00037,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:03 PM Local Time
Polk in Bad Shape

Doug Polk

The player under the gun limped and it folded to the player in small blind who completed and Doug Polk who checked.

The flop went     and after two checks, the under the gun player bet 1,300. Only Polk made the call and the same action happened on the turn  , this time for 1,700.

The river fell a   and Polk check-called a last bet for 2,500. His opponent flipped over    for trip queens and Polk mucked his hand. He is now down to a short stack of 6,300.

Doug Polk6,300-24,700
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:03 PM Local Time
Some Updates for Brasilia
Vladimir Geshkenbein100,00036,000
Alex Foxen93,00041,000
Lily Kiletto76,500-51,000
Brian Altman71,00014,600
Andreas Klatt47,0002,900
Kristen Bicknell42,30018,100
Michael Marder28,500-6,800
Rep Porter27,500-39,500
Natalia Breviglieri24,000-14,000
Mike Dentale14,000-15,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:02 PM Local Time
Kluchman Shoves, Cordero Says Yes Please

David Kluchman found himself all in for around 15,500 and with one caller in Angel Cordero. The two turned over their hands and Kluchman found himself in a bad spot.

Angel Cordero:   
David Kluchman:   

The board ran out       and Cordero's bullets took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.

Angel Cordero67,500
David Kluchman0
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:00 PM Local Time
Counts and Small Hands From the Amazon Gold Section

Kristofer Homerding faced a bet of 12,500 on the river of a board       and eventually called to get shown the   . Homerding had missed a flush draw with the    but chopped it up thanks to the board to preserve his big stack.

Ryan Riess won a small pot against Darryll Fish when betting the river of a board       for 2,800. Fish gave it some thought and called, but nodded and mucked as soon as Riess rolled over    for top pair.

Hieu Luu raised to 1,050 on the button and fellow big stack Steven Snyder called in the big blind. The duo checked the     flop and Snyder bet the   turn for 1,200. Luu raised it up to 4,000 and claimed the pot without further resistance.

Last but not least, Rafael Moraes grinded up his stack once more after being left with half the starting stack not long ago. On the three-way flop of    , Moraes was the only one to call the bet of 2,100 by Justin Allen, who then checked the   turn. Moraes bet 5,800 and won the pot right there.

Hieu Luu165,000165,000
Kris Homerding140,000140,000
Steven Snyder100,000100,000
Roman Valerstein95,00046,900
Jeff Shulman85,00085,000
Darryll Fish85,000-1,000
Ryan Riess65,00065,000
Ryan Jones60,000-20,000
Rafael Moraes49,00013,000
Harrison Gimbel24,000-26,000
Carol Fuchs16,500-8,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:57 PM Local Time
Somerville is Peaking

Jason Somerville in a previous event

Jason Somerville dwindled down from the 50,000 starting stack to only 34,000. After winning a pot against Christopher Kusha he's now peaking in the tournament with 57,000.

Somerville raised from middle position to 1,100 and when it folded to Kusha on the small blind he three-bet to 3,700. Somerville called and the two saw the     flop.

Kusha continued showing aggression by betting 2,600 on the flop and Somerville called again. The turn was the   and Somerville called another bet, this time of 6,400.

When the   river rolled off the deck, Kusha checked to Somerville who put in all of his orange 5,000 chips, enough to put Kusha all in for effectively 16,275. Kusha folded and Somerville could start stacking his chips.

Jason Somerville57,00023,000
Christopher Kusha16,27516,275
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:56 PM Local Time
MacPhee Lays it Down

Kevin MacPhee was in a tough spot on the river. On a       board, he bet 6,400 and was re-raised to 24,000. MacPhee tanked for a couple of minutes before reluctantly making a fold.

Two-times bracelet winner still has more chips than he did an hour ago, despite losing that pot.

Kevin MacPhee114,00021,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:56 PM Local Time
Machina Flops a Set to Eliminate McEwen

There was already about 10,000 in the main pot on the     flop and Morgan Machina bet. Preston McEwen moved all in for his last 16,000 and Machina snap-called.

McEwen turned over    but Machina had flopped middle set holding   . The turn   and river   were no help to McEwen and he wished the table "good luck" as he made his exit.

Morgan Machina55,00055,000
Preston McEwen00
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:52 PM Local Time
More Pavilion White Chip Counts
Gary Kosakowski111,000-7,000
Pierre Neuville67,00012,000
Sergio Aido53,500-500
Richard Dubini53,000-17,000
Terrence Chan49,000-29,000
Dieter Dechant38,000-36,000
Antoine Saout36,000-4,500
Nick Petrangelo23,000-12,000
Javier Zarco20,000-30,000
Miguel Use0-33,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:49 PM Local Time
Jaka Chips Back Up

Faraz Jaka was down to 19,000 at one point but just raked in a pot where his opponent folded after Jaka had bet on the       board. Jaka showed    after the pot was pushed his way.

Faraz Jaka30,00011,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:48 PM Local Time
Deeb Takes From Hartree

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb raised to 1,000 under the gun and it was called by the cutoff and Kyle Hartree in the big blind.

The flop appeared     and the three players checked. The turn fell a   and Hartree bet 1,700. Deeb raised it to 5,500 and the action folded back to Hartree who made the call.

The river showed a   and after some consideration, both players checked. Hartree turned over    and mucked when Deeb tabled    for two pair.

Shaun Deeb71,0008,000
Kyle Hartree42,000-1,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:46 PM Local Time
Some Updated Pavilion White Counts
Chris Ferguson110,00061,600
Chris Bjorin104,0005,000
Blake Whittington94,00028,000
Ben Yu87,000
Sam Greenwood76,00030,000
Bryn Kenney66,000
Marijn van Puffelen61,0005,000
Sparrow Cheung57,0005,000
Christophe De Meulder55,500-24,500
Jeff Lisandro54,0005,000
Joe Ebanks46,00018,500
Pieter Aerts31,000-12,500
Michael Rack30,000-63,000
Shander de Vries27,000-4,000
Mark Vanderloo9,000-200
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:45 PM Local Time
Henson Takes Over the Betting

There was a raise to 1,200 from under the gun, a late position opponent three-bet to 3,600, and Ray Henson called from the hijack. The initial raiser made the call and the flop came down    .

The action checked to the late-position raiser who bet 3,500 and both of his opponents made the call. The turn fell the  . Action checked to Henson who fired 12,500 into the pot.

Everyone folded and Henson scooped in a decent-size pot, adding some more chips to his stack.

Ray Henson86,4006,400