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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 6:42 PM Local Time
Sexton's Ace is Not Good

A player opened to 900 and only Mike Sexton made the call from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked.

The turn brought a   and Sexton bet 1,000. His opponent called and the river   brought no betting action. Sexton tabled    for a pair of aces but mucked when his opponent showed    for a better kicker.

Mike Sexton59,000-1,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:42 PM Local Time
Lary Doubles Up

There was already nearly 5,000 in the main pot when Justin Lary moved all in on the     for 5,625. Roman Kagan called, turning over    for top pair, but Lary showed    for middle set.

Kagan picked up some additional outs when the   hit the turn but the   river sealed the deal for Lary who doubled up.

Roman Kagan61,00061,000
Justin Lary16,00016,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:37 PM Local Time
Sitbon Chipping Up

On a board reading    , Julien Sitbon bet 900 from the under-the-gun position and his opponent made the call. The turn was a   and the same action happened, this time for 2,100.

On the river  , Sitbon fired 3,750. His opponent folded and Sitbon won the pot.

Julien Sitbon70,00013,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:35 PM Local Time
Morris Takes it on the River

Arthur Morris

The board was out and       was on show. Play was heads-up and Arthur Morris faced a bet of 13,000. "You got the nuts?" he asked, as he made a quick call and turned over   . His opponent mucked and Morris collected the pot, his upward trend continuing.

Arthur Morris121,00019,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:34 PM Local Time
Friendly Pot Beetween Mercier and Kanit

The action folded to Mustapha Kanit in the small blind who completed and Jason Mercier checked. "Friendly pot," said Kanit before adding after a flop     fell, "not friendly anymore!"

Kanit bet 400 and it was enough to make Mercier quickly fold, saying "OK, show me a queen now."

Kanit tabled    with an "eight high, bro!" which made the table laugh.

Jason Mercier57,00057,000
Mustapha Kanit52,00021,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:30 PM Local Time
More Chip Counts For Brasilia
Sam Cohen81,5009,500
Farah Galfond81,000
Mike Sexton60,5005,000
Julien Sitbon57,00017,000
Frederik Jensen56,0009,500
Simon Trumper47,00017,000
Bas De Laat41,500-11,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:29 PM Local Time
Gardner Scores a Triple-Up

We arrived at the table when the board already had four cards on it, but Robert McKeithen was kind enough to fill us in on the earlier action in the hand once it was over.

Preflop, there was a raise to 1,100 and five people called. The flop was     and William Gardner bet 4,000 when it folded to him. McKeithen and another player called and the turn was the  .

At this moment it checked to Gardner who put in 10,000 and McKeithen pushed all in. The third player in the hand pushed all in as well and the decision was back on Gardner. He called after a while and the cards went on their backs.

Gardner was holding    for a flopped set, but he wasn't in particularly good shape against the    of McKeithen and the    of the other player involved in the hand.

The river card was the   and that gave Gardner a full house. There was a small side pot and McKeithen got half of that, but the majority of the chips went to Gardner who's now sitting pretty on a 130,000 stack.

William Gardner130,000130,000
Robert McKeithen10,00010,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:29 PM Local Time
Zamani Takes One Down

Jason Kolbe raised to 1,100 from late position and Ben Zamani reraised to 2,500 from the button. Kolbe called and they went heads-up to the     flop. Kolbe checked, Zamani threw out a bet of 1,800, and Kolbe quickly folded.

Jason Kolbe62,00062,000
Ben Zamani60,0009,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:26 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jessica Cullen132,0006,000
Benjamin Cheung81,0003,000
Oscar Kemps74,000-17,000
Brandon Meyers71,50013,000
Deon Chavon70,500-6,000
Jordan Siegel61,500-26,200
Jonathan Roy59,500-5,500
Jason Young59,00014,850
Barny Boatman42,00024,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:19 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts
Adrian Naya Lopez130,000
Max Pescatori124,000-1,000
Kendra Dieter115,000115,000
Jans Arends110,000110,000
Dan Fleyshman70,0004,875
Fraser MacIntyre70,00070,000
Chris DeMaci67,00067,000
Roberly Felicio52,00018,000
Max Greenwood44,00044,000
Bruno Kawauti40,000-3,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:07 PM Local Time
Olisar Triples Up

Ryan Olisar

In the last hand before the break, Michael Song raised from the cutoff. Ryan Olisar moved all in from the small blind for 11,350. Larry Miller called from the big blind, and with the action back on Song he reshoved all in for 48,300. Miller folded and the hands were shown.

Ryan Olisar:   
Michael Song:   

The board ran out clean for Olisar       and he won the flip to more than triple his stack.

Michael Song37,02537,025
Ryan Olisar34,7257,225
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:06 PM Local Time
Level 4 started
Level: 4
Blinds: 200/400
Ante: 50
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:52 PM Local Time
Third Break on Day 1b

The third level of the day is over and the players headed out of the Amazon, Brasilia, and Pavilion rooms to enjoy their next 20-minute break. The upcoming 60-minute dinner break will take place toward the end of the next level when the clocks are stopped at approximately 7:35 p.m. local time.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:47 PM Local Time
Vongxaiburana Makes Godwin Fold

The board read      and Charlie Godwin called a 4,300 bet from Veerachai Vongxaiburana. The   river completed the board and Godwin faced another bet from Vongxaiburana, but this time it was 11,600.

Before the dealer could even verify the amount of the bet, Godwin already folded.

Veerachai Vongxaiburana79,00079,000
Charlie Godwin68,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Brazis Pumps It Up on the Flop

Mark Brazis limped the button and Matthew Zarcadoolas raised to 2,000 from the small blind. The big blind opponent and Brazis on the button both made the call.

The flop fell     and Zarcadoolas bet 3,000. The action folded to Brazis who jacked it up to 8,000 and his opponent then folded.

Matthew Zarcadoolas61,00061,000
Mark Brazis58,00058,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Ladouceur Wins a Small One

On a raised pot with around 4,500 chips in the middle, the board was reading      when Marc-Andre Ladouceur bet for 2,500 from the button after his opponent checked. The latter considered it for a minute before folding his hand and Ladouceur grabbed the pot.

Marc-Andre Ladouceur41,0005,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:45 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Loses Some and Wins Some

The flop read     and there was about 6,000 in the pot already. Dustin Lee had checked from the hijack and Robert Mizrachi bet 2,600. Lee called.

The turn brought them the  , and Lee check-called the 4,500 continuation bet of Mizrachi.

They both checked when the   came on the river. Lee tabled    for the flopped set of sevens and that was enough to make Mizrachi muck his hand.

The hand right after, Mizrachi raised to 600 and both David Bach and David Gutierrez in the blinds called.

The flop came     and both Bach and Gutierrez folded to Mizrachi's continuation bet of 1,700.

David Bach85,0005,050
Robert Mizrachi54,0003,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
Bernabeau Keeps Climbing

Samuel Bernabeu continues to build and is getting ever closer to the 200,000 mark. The Spanish pro is already 10th on Spain's all-time money list and has four WSOP cashes to his name.

Samuel Bernabeu186,0009,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:41 PM Local Time
Split Pot for Salter

On a raised pot, the flop was showing     with three players involved. The small checked, as well as Louis Salter, and the player in the cutoff bet 1,500. Only Salter made the call.

The turn fell a   and Salter check-called for 1,500. The river   brought no betting action and Salter turned over    for two pair. His opponent tabled   with a smile for the same two pair and the pot was split.

Louis Salter27,000-9,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Markholt Loses a Small Pot; Lubenets Vanishes

Lee Markholt bet 1,200 on the three-way turn of      and was called by David Augustine only, while the third player in the hand folded. On the   river it was Markholt that checked and called a bet of 3,000 to get shown the    for bottom set by Augustine, Markholt mucked and dropped a few chips off his above-average stack.

One table over, Valerii Lubenets' seat was open and Kenneth Adams confirmed he had been eliminated by Guy Hadas. On a three-card spade turn, Lubenets moved all in with kings including the  , and Hadas snap-called with aces and the  . Another spade came on the river and that was it for Lubenets.

Lee Markholt115,000115,000
Erika Weinstein115,000115,000
Matthew Ernst100,0005,000
Guy Hadas85,00085,000
Jeremy Wien80,00020,000
Eric Kurtzman78,00078,000
Michael Addamo70,0007,000
Artem Metalidi40,000-19,000
Valerii Lubenets00
Playtika - Jason Alexander