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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 5:34 PM Local Time
New Round of Chipcounts From Brasilia
Samuel Bernabeu177,000123,900
Jan-Peter Jachtmann116,00024,000
Danielle Andersen71,000-13,000
Mathieu Rabalison70,00070,000
Andrew Frankenberger65,00065,000
Ralph Massey57,0007,000
Mike Sexton55,500-3,500
Sarah Herzali53,00053,000
Nicolas Cardin52,0007,000
Thomas Muhlocker51,00015,000
Jackie Glazier45,0001,000
Michel Abecassis42,000-5,000
Natalia Breviglieri38,000-12,000
Anthony Zinno36,000-4,000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur36,000-4,000
Doug Polk31,0006,500
Jay Farber31,000-8,000
Mustapha Kanit31,000-22,000
Jeremy Perrin29,0002,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:32 PM Local Time
Top Two Pair for Fish

Darryll Fish

Darryll Fish and Kevin Buck were heads-up on the river on a       board. Buck checked and Fish bet 8,500 into a main pot of about 13,000. Buck leaned back in his chair and thought it over for a few moments before tossing in the calling chips.

Fish turned over    for top two pair and Buck fired his hand face down into the muck. "Nice hand. I had the best bluff catcher I could have," said Buck as Fish scooped the pot.

Darryll Fish86,0008,000
Kevin Buck9,8509,850
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:30 PM Local Time
Hallaert Eliminated on the Feature Table

Kenny Hallaert

Kenny Hallaert reached Day 5, 8, and 6 of the WSOP Main Event in the last three years, yet he was just spotted with PokerCentral's Remko Rinkema on the rail and the duo walked outside of the Amazon room to discuss Hallaert's unfortunate run in the 2018 Main Event, as the Belgian had been eliminated minutes prior.

Hallaert was moved to the main feature table with some 20,000 chips and made a small profit before he got involved in a three-way hand. According to the Belgian, Randy Pisane had raised and Hallaert called from the small blind with the   . The big blind called also. Hallaert check-called a 1,200 bet by Pisane on the     flop and bet the   turn. Pisane raised to 11,500, and Hallaert, who had a total of 23,000 behind at that point, eventually moved all in with top two pair.

Pisane quickly called with a set of eights and that sent Hallaert to the rail in Level 3.

"I seriously considered folding it, don't think I can call there, fold is definitely an option. Out of the 25 flops I have seen today, I didn't hit any pair. I flopped trips once and had to fold on the river, the guy later told me he had the better trips so I was glad about the fold. Maybe it was the frustration on how the day went," Hallaert explained.

The Belgian becomes the second high-profile departure in Level 3 on the feature table after defending champion Scott Blumstein had been eliminated on yesterday's Day 1a.

Randy Pisane87,00019,000
Kenny Hallaert0-20,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:29 PM Local Time
Geshkenbein Finds a Fold From Bicknell

Kristen Bicknell opened to 700 and it was called by the cutoff player, Vladimir Geshkenbein in small blind, and the big blind player.

The flop brought     and after the players in the blinds checked, Bicknell continued for 800. Only Geshkenbein made the call. The turn   brought no betting action and the   completed the board. Geshkenbein bet 1,900 and it was enough to make Bicknell fold her hand.

Vladimir Geshkenbein64,000-11,200
Kristen Bicknell24,200-2,300
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:28 PM Local Time
Failla Keeps Firing

A player opened to 800 from under the gun, Will Failla called from the hijack, and the big blind stuck around as well. The flop fell    , action checked to Failla who bet 1,500, and only the big blind opponent called.

The   came on the turn, action checked to Failla who fired out 3,300, and his opponent called. The river was the  , again action checked to Failla who pushed in a bet of 6,400, and his opponent took a few moments before making the fold.

Will Failla84,80034,800
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:25 PM Local Time
Updated Pavilion Green Counts
Scott Stewart96,50020,500
Jeremy Ausmus92,000-3,000
Carl Brewington90,00041,300
Sergio Castelluccio89,00023,000
George Danzer85,00035,000
Pierre Calamusa85,0005,000
Tara Cain76,00026,000
Dylan Linde75,0002,000
Christopher Leveroni75,000-3,000
Gina Bacon57,000-7,000
Jamie Gold48,000-4,500
Adrien Delmas46,000-6,000
Greg Mueller40,0002,000
Gianluca Speranza30,000-35,000
Allyn Shulman28,0003,000
Upeshka De Silva20,000-66,000
Gaurav Raina12,800-40,200
Anton Morgenstern0-50,000
Ben Maya0-52,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:22 PM Local Time
Brasilia Chip Counts
Lily Kiletto127,50055,500
Alexandre Mantovani69,000-1,000
Heidi May59,700-300
Brian Altman56,4008,100
Daniel Ott49,00026,000
Neil Blumenfield44,00010,000
Kyle Hartree43,500-34,500
Mike Dentale29,000-28,300
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:21 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Amazon Orange and Tan
Johnny Chan135,000-15,000
Max Pescatori125,0009,000
Adam Grossack121,00051,000
Charlotte Godwin75,00033,000
Luciano Hollanda64,00011,000
Aylar Lie53,000-2,000
Richard Gryko51,000-10,000
Jasper Meijer van Putten47,000-12,000
Phil Laak46,0000
Josip Simunic45,000-12,000
Hiep Doan43,000-7,000
Scott Clements41,000-9,000
Craig Varnell40,00015,000
Gregor Prizmic Martini36,000-6,000
Roberly Felicio34,000-8,000
Gavin Smith34,000-2,000
Jason Somerville34,000-2,000
Lauren Roberts28,000
Thomas Parkes27,000-3,000
Christopher Frank24,0004,000
Max Silver20,0002,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:18 PM Local Time
Seth Gives MacPhee Respect

The preflop action was already underway and there was a 2,800 bet in front of the cutoff and a call by Akash Seth on the button. Kevin MacPhee raised it up to 11,600. This got the cutoff out the way, and after some deliberation, Seth did the same, showing the table    as he did so. MacPhee mucked, so it will never be known how strong he was.

Akash Seth100,00033,000
Kevin MacPhee93,00030,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:15 PM Local Time
Addamo Builds; Vornicu Not Yet

After finding resistance on two previous streets, Michael Addamo on the button bet 16,000 into a pot of as many chips with the river reading       and his opponent in the small blind gave it some thought before releasing his cards.

Valentin Vornicu, who is well known to run up stacks rather quickly, however, experienced the quite opposite fate. After three limpers, Vornicu in the cutoff made it 1,700 to go with 11,000 behind and the big blind reraised to 5,300. That was enough to scare away everyone including the current record WSOP circuit ring winner.

Tom Hall110,0008,000
William Kakon105,000-10,000
Alexis Fleur90,0008,000
Adam Hsiu83,00083,000
Ray Henson80,00080,000
Paul Senat80,00080,000
Mike Krasienko70,000-10,000
Erwann Pecheux68,0005,000
Loren Klein65,0001,000
Joe Elpayaa64,000-3,000
Michael Addamo63,00013,000
Josip Simunic60,0003,000
James Dempsey56,00056,000
Pascal Pflock52,00052,000
Barny Boatman18,000-11,000
Valentin Vornicu11,000-51,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:13 PM Local Time
Furth Takes Down the Pot

The flop showed    , a player in late position bet 3,000, and Caleb Furth called from the button. The turn was the  , both players checked, and the river fell the  .

Action checked to Furth who fired out a bet of 6,700 and his opponent slowly but surely made the call. Furth tabled    for a rivered flush and his opponent mucked their hand.

Caleb Furth55,80055,800
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:03 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Gold
Michael Finstein90,00030,000
Steven Buckner90,000-2,000
Kurt Haiss85,000
Ryan Jones80,0000
Darryll Fish78,00026,000
Greg Merson67,000-13,000
Ben Zamani51,0005,000
Tuan Le48,000-7,000
Ryan Olisar27,500-24,500
Noah Schwartz15,500-28,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 5:01 PM Local Time
Somerville Folds the River

Jason Somerville and Ky Nguyen saw an     flop together and both players checked.

The turn was the   and Nguyen bet out 2,000. Somerville called to see the   river complete the board. Nguyen bet again and this time he put in 3,500. Somerville took another peek at his cards and then back at the table. He ended up throwing his hand in the muck, sending the pot to Nguyen.

Ky Nguyen70,000
Jason Somerville36,000-14,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:58 PM Local Time
Salehizadeh Gets a Fold From Griener

Nima Salehizadeh opened from under the gun to 800 and it was called by another player and Jared Griener in the small blind.

The flop showed     and Griener checked. Salehizadeh continued for 1,400 and the action folded back to Griener who called. Both players checked the   on the turn and the river fell a  . Griener checked and faced a bet worth 2,400 from Salehizadeh. Griener tanked for some time, and after looking at his cards once more, he ended up conceding the pot to Salehizadeh.

Nima Salehizadeh54,000
Jared Griener3,700-46,300
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:55 PM Local Time
Chip Counts for Brasilia
Arthur Morris102,0009,500
Kelly Minkin81,00027,600
Vladimir Geshkenbein75,20024,200
Rep Porter67,0003,000
Frederik Jensen46,500-15,500
Jackie Glazier44,000-14,000
John Eames40,100-7,400
Kristen Bicknell26,500-1,500
Doug Polk24,5003,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:52 PM Local Time
Schumacher Chipping Up

Johan Schumacher

The flop was showing     and around 8,000 was already in the middle when the big blind player bet 3,000 and Johan Schumacher made the call.

The turn fell   and Schumacher bet 6,500 after his opponent checked. After some thinking, the latter called and a   appeared on the river. The big blind player checked and Schumacher did the same. Schumacher's opponent tabled   , but was dominated by    for Schumacher who grabbed the pot.

Johan Schumacher64,0005,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:50 PM Local Time
Aerts Takes From Nawabi

The board read      and there was about 6,500 in the middle already. Both Yosif Nawabi (small blind) and David Bromberg (early position) checked. Pieter Aerts bet 4,500 and only Nawabi called.

The board was completed with the   and Nawabi checked. Aerts contemplated all his options and then decided to just check. Nawabi tabled    for the rivered two pair and was beaten by the    of Aerts who had turned a set of fives to scoop the pot.

Pieter Aerts43,5005,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:49 PM Local Time
Elezra Blows Klodnicki's Cover

Chris Klodnicki

There has been plenty of table talk at Table #400 and as Chris Klodnicki sat down he began to chat it up with Eli Elezra. "You don't know this guy. Google him, he's a professional," Elezra said to his neighbor at the table Roman Kagan.

A hand was dealt and Klodnicki raised to 800 from late position. The player next to act took his headphones out and asked the dealer what the raise was. "Oh, he hasn't heard anything," joked Elezra. "That guy is not a professional. He works at McDonalds."

The player folded and both Radwon Khuri and Elezra called. They saw a flop of     and Elezra checked. Klodnicki bet 1,200 and both players called. The turn was the   and the action checked around.

The   hit the river and Elezra checked to Klodnicki who bet 5,000. Both players quickly folded and Klodnicki dragged in the pot. As he was stacking his chips, Roman Kagan showed his phone to Elezra and sure enough there was a picture of Klodnicki on the screen. "See, you think we won't Google you up," said Elezra, and the table burst out in laughter.

Radwan Khuri59,8004,800
Chris Klodnicki55,0005,000
Eli Elezra48,0001,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:49 PM Local Time
Reimers Building a Stack

The board read    , an opponent under the gun checked, the hijack bet 1,650, and Matthew Reimers raised to 4,200. Both of his opponents called and the   fell on the turn.

Action checked to Reimers who bet 12,400, the under-the-gun opponent folded and the hijack made the call. The   came on the river and both players decided to check.

The hijack tabled    for a missed straight draw and Reimers showed    for rivered trips, taking down the pot.

Matthew Reimers91,80091,800
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:49 PM Local Time
Foxen Overbets the Pot

Alex Foxen

There were three players in, looking at a     flop.

Alex Foxen checked and one player bet 1,300. This got one call behind before Foxen raised it up to 4,700. The initial better called and the button folded, taking them heads up to the turn.

It was a   and Foxen moved all in for almost 40,000, into a pot of around 12,500. It was a minute in the tank from his opponent, that ultimately led to a fold and Foxen is back over starting stack.

Alex Foxen52,0006,500
Playtika - Jason Alexander