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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 4:47 PM Local Time
Pescatori Wins Some More

The board was already complete in the form of       and Max Pescatori faced a bet of 2,000. Pescatori decided to raise it and put in 6,000. His opponent took his time to think about the decision and ended up folding his hand.

Pescatori started stacking his newly won chips and is building quite the stack.

Max Pescatori116,0008,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:40 PM Local Time
Neuville Keeps His Chips

The board read     . 2015 November-niner Pierre Neuville bet 1,200 from the small blind and Gintautas Putinas called in the big blind.

The   on the river completed the board and Neuville announced another bet of 2,300 but Putinas folded before Neuville could even put the chips over the line.

Pierre Neuville55,0000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:31 PM Local Time
Ferguson Loses Some

Chris Ferguson has taken his seat on the same table as Michael Rack and Christophe De Meulder. In actual fact, he has taken Max Steinberg's old seat, who was eliminated in the first hand of the day.

Andreas Hildebrand limped in from the hijack and Ferguson completed his small blind. Raymond Foley opted to check his big blind.

They all checked through the     on the flop to the   on the turn. Ferguson bet 600 and both Foley and Hildebrand called.

The river completed the board with the   and they all checked again. Ferguson showed    for the rivered pair of sevens but Foley tabled    for the flopped pair of jacks to take the pot down.

Michael Rack93,000-5,000
Christophe De Meulder80,000-2,000
Chris Ferguson48,400
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Hall Keeps Taking Down Pots

Deon Chavon opened to 1,000 from late position and Tom Hall called from the hijack. The small blind tagged along and the flop fell    .

The action checked to Chavon who bet 1,300, Hall made the call, and so did the small blind. The   came on the turn and all three players decided to check.

A   hit the felt on the river, action checked to Hall who bet 2,800, and both of his opponents hit the fold button.

Tom Hall102,00017,500
Deon Chavon76,500-8,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Somerville and Clements in, Raymer Out

Johnny Chan has a big stack in front of him and we're only in the third level of Day 1b. Just now, Chan opened to 700 and six other people at the table called. After the     flop, the action died out and everybody checked. The player in the small blind led out for 1,000 on the   turn and it folded to another player in middle position who took the pot down by raising. Everybody folded.

Scott Clements also joined the table of Christopher Frank and Johnny Chan with a fresh stack of 50,000. Greg Raymer seems to have busted out of the Main Event after he walked away from his table without any chips left in front of his chair.

Twitch Legend Jason Somerville also joined the tournament and is seated in one of the corners of the Amazon Orange section.

Johnny Chan150,00025,000
Jason Somerville50,00050,000
Scott Clements50,00050,000
Christopher Frank20,000-29,000
Greg Raymer0-12,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Quads Are Good

One player was short-stacked and they moved all in on for 4,500 on the     flop. Pim de Goede called and said, "I don't think you have any outs," as he turned over his cards.

Pim de Goede   

On seeing that the other player did have some outs with a gutshot and flush draw, he called for the seven of diamonds, anti-railing himself. The   river was a brick, then the   river brought De Goede quads, sending his opponent to the rail.

Pim de Goede29,00029,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Peralta Doubles With Aces

Federico Peralta raised it up and faced a three-bet to 3,000 by Michael Zenone before four-bet shoving for his last 23,075. Zenone quickly called and was shown the    by Peralta, tabling his   . The board came       and Peralta doubled to just shy of the starting stack.

One table over, the three-way flop showed     and action checked over to Rick Schwartz, who bet 4,600. The player in the big blind called and big stack Matthew Ernst in early position check-raised to 17,500. That eventually forced two folds and Ernst further climbed up the leader board.

Matthew Ernst95,00015,000
Federico Peralta47,00047,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:27 PM Local Time
Kiletto Adds to Her Stack

In a blind-versus-blind situation, the flop was reading     when Lily Kiletto quickly fired a bet of 5,000 after her opponent checked. The latter called and checked once more on the turn  . Kiletto continued with another bet worth 5,500. After some thinking, her opponent folded.

Lily Kiletto72,00030,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:24 PM Local Time
Pescatori Busts Luel with a Straight Flush

Max Pescatori

Max Pescatori's tweet about an elimination with a straight flush and a quick look at his table confirmed that Didier Luel was missing. Pescatori was kind enough to provide the details.

According to Pescatori, it was a three-way pot to the     flop, on which they invested 1,900 each. The   on the turn was checked through and Luel bet the   river for 4,500. Pescatori raised to 18,000 and instantly called the shove of Luel for 45,000 with    for the straight flush. Luel had the   for the rivered ace-high flush to depart in cruel fashion.

Max Pescatori108,000-200
Didier Luel00
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:23 PM Local Time
Perez Versus Reddick

Four players saw a flop of     and it checked to Joe Reddick who bet 1,700. Nelson Perez raised to 4,000 and it folded back to Reddick who called. They went heads-up to the   and Reddick check-called a bet of 8,000 from Perez.

The   completed the board and Reddick led out with a bet of 7,500. Perez called, Reddick showed    for top pair, but Perez tabled his    for a flopped set of nines to take the pot.

Nelson Perez72,00072,000
Joe Reddick39,00039,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:22 PM Local Time
Updated Pavilion White Counts
Gary Kosakowski107,0008,000
Chris Bjorin99,00024,000
Terrence Chan78,00027,000
Dieter Dechant74,00020,000
Richard Dubini70,00020,000
Blake Whittington66,00010,000
Blake Bohn63,00020,000
Marijn van Puffelen56,000-5,000
Sergio Aido54,0004,000
Matthew Moss53,000-7,000
Sparrow Cheung52,000-1,000
Michael Lech49,500
Sam Greenwood46,00010,000
Ryan Bambrick46,000-3,000
Anatoly Filatov45,00012,000
Patrick Bruel44,500
Antoine Saout40,500-14,500
Wendy Freedman37,000-8,000
Nick Petrangelo35,000-30,000
Miguel Use33,500500
Shander de Vries31,000-30,000
Joe Ebanks27,500-1,500
Faraz Jaka19,000
Mark Vanderloo9,200-6,800
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:21 PM Local Time
Schumacher Barrels into Liberto

Johan Schumacher

Johan Schumacher had opened the hijack and only Justin Liberto wanted to get involved, defending his big blind.

The flop ran out     and Liberto check-called Schumacher's 500 continuation. The   turn saw similar action with Liberto check-calling the 2,000 bet this time.

The final card out was the   and Liberto checked again. Schumacher sized up his bet to 8,000, which put Liberto into the tank. He threw the chips in but mucked when he saw Schumacher had hit a straight with   .

Johan Schumacher58,5003,500
Justin Liberto26,500-14,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:18 PM Local Time
Three More WSOP Bracelet Winners Sit Down in Amazon Gold

Elio Fox

The Day 1b players continue to file into the Amazon room and three more WSOP bracelet winners have joined the field. WSOP bracelet winners Ben Zamani, Elio Fox, and Chris Klodnicki are among the latest wave of players to take their seats.

Chris Klodnicki50,00050,000
Ben Zamani46,00046,000
Elio Fox46,00046,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:10 PM Local Time
Hollanda Enters the Main Event

Luciano Hollanda already had two cashes in the last week before the Main Event and now he's going for a third in the biggest tournament of the year.

Hollanda started off right by raising from late position to 700. The player on the button and the one in the big blind called. The flop was     and all three checked. The turn was the   and Hollanda put in a bet of 2,000. No one was interested and Hollanda picked up a pot to start off right.

Luciano Hollanda53,00053,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:09 PM Local Time
Adams Calls the River

All the community cards were out and they read      . There was a little over 20,000 in the pot and Brandon Adams was facing a bet of 6,000. Taking some time to mull it over, he called and the two players went to showdown.

Brandon Adams   

Adams took the pot and has added 50 percent to his stack since he sat down.

Brandon Adams74,00074,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:08 PM Local Time
Mack Gets It All In Against Kemps

The flop showed    , Roger Mack bet around 1,500 into a pot that was approximately 9,000, and Oscar Kemps threw in 8,000, enough to cover Mack's remaining 5,000 stack.

Mack took a few moments of time before putting his tournament life at risk by making the call. Kemps flipped over    for a flopped set and Mack turned over    for the nut flush draw.

The   fell on the turn and Mack asked the dealer politely for a diamond, but the river did not connect with him as it fell the   and Mack was sent home. Kemps took down the pot and added to his growing stack.

Oscar Kemps91,00091,000
Roger Mack0-17,800
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:06 PM Local Time
ESPN Feature Tables Up and Running

The three ESPN feature tables are up and running and the lineup includes several big names. On the main stage are Maria Ho, Brian Hastings, and Kenny Hallaert, along with Randy Pisane, Chad Power, and Ardit Kurshumi.

The secondary feature table includes the one and only John Hesp, who only trails Timothy Gordley in the counts, as well as David "ODB" Baker and Joao Vieira.

On the outer table are Melanie Weisner and Annette Obrestad, among others.

Timothy Gordley97,00097,000
Brian Hastings95,000-3,000
Randy Pisane68,00068,000
John Hesp67,00012,600
David "ODB" Baker61,000-1,000
Maria Ho46,0004,700
Joao Vieira45,00045,000
Ardit Kurshumi42,00042,000
Chad Power41,00014,000
Kenny Hallaert20,000-8,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:03 PM Local Time
Sperling Flops a Set

Jeffrey Kostolni raised to 650 from early position and got five callers. They saw a flop of     and Kostolni continued with a bet of 1,500. Darren Sperling called and Robert Woods called from the button.

The dealer burned and turned the   and Kostolni checked. Sperling bet 2,500 and both players called. The river was the   and Kostolni checked. Sperling threw out a bet of 5,000 and again both players called.

"I just have a set," said Sperling, turning over    for a flopped set of jacks, and both opponents mucked.

Robert Woods112,00027,525
Darren Sperling72,00072,000
Jeffrey Kostolni21,00021,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:02 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jessica Cullen126,00043,000
Tom Hall84,500-8,000
Matthew Ernst80,0001,000
Mike Krasienko80,0000
Ross Mallor76,000-3,000
Joe Elpayaa67,000-3,000
Jonathan Roy65,0006,900
Valentin Vornicu62,00016,000
Jeremy Wien60,0002,000
Brandon Meyers58,5006,500
Martin Staszko58,000-10,000
Jason Young44,150-18,850
Barny Boatman29,000-26,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:01 PM Local Time
Chipcounts From Brasilia
Katie Swift89,00029,000
Todd Witteles71,000-8,075
Andrew Lichtenberger61,00011,000
Heidi May60,00036,500
Chanracy Khun56,0006,000
Matthew Wantman56,0007,000
Fatima Nanji39,500-10,500
Daiva Byrne39,000-11,000
Louis Salter36,000
Neil Blumenfield34,000-2,000
Rayan Chamas32,000-12,000
Kristen Bicknell28,000-17,200
Jeremy Perrin27,000-12,100
Daniel Ott23,000-27,000
Doug Polk21,000-7,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander