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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 10:01 PM Local Time
Lichtenberger Wins a Four-Way Pot

A first player limped from under the gun and Andrew Lichtenberger raised it to 2,000 from one seat over. Two players called and so did the initial limper.

The flop brought     and after the first player and Lichtenberger checked, the third player bet 4,500. He was called twice and the action came back to Lichtenberger who raised it to 12,500. His three opponents folded and Lichtenberger took down the pot.

Andrew Lichtenberger87,00026,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 10:00 PM Local Time
Klodnicki Versus Wasserman

Chris Klodnicki

Michael Wasserman raised to 1,150 from the button and Chris Klodnicki re-raised to 4,000 from the big blind. Wasserman called and they went heads-up to the     flop.

Klodnicki checked and Wasserman fired out a bet of 2,700. Klodnicki called and both players checked the   turn card. The river was the   and both players knuckled the felt. Klodnicki rolled over his    and Wasserman threw his hand into the muck.

"Nice hand" said Wasserman as Klodnicki stacked his chips.

Chris Klodnicki98,00012,000
Michael Wasserman23,350
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:57 PM Local Time
Updated Chipcounts from Brasilia
Jan-Peter Jachtmann154,0000
Shaun Deeb140,0000
Michael Comisso98,0000
Mathieu Rabalison95,0000
Julien Sitbon76,0000
Johan Schumacher75,0000
Phil Galfond66,0000
Anthony Zinno58,0000
Andrew Frankenberger51,0000
Richard Dubini42,0000
Fatima Nanji40,0000
Jake Schwartz38,0000
Marc-Andre Ladouceur37,0000
Aaron Massey37,0000
Natalia Breviglieri32,0000
Justin Liberto00
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:55 PM Local Time
Foxen Keeps Buildiing

Alex Foxen

The flop was showing     and three players were in the hand when Alex Foxen bet 1,300 after the two players in the blinds checked. They both called and the dealer revealed a   on the turn. All the players checked.

The river was a   and all the players checked once more. The small blind player tabled    while the big blind mucked his hand, and Foxen turned over    for a higher pair and earned the pot.

Alex Foxen167,00034,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:54 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts Across the Amazon Room
Alexis Fleur160,00070,000
Lee Markholt155,00025,000
Scott Stewart100,0003,500
Artem Metalidi100,00052,000
Mike Krasienko100,0005,000
Richard Gryko95,00044,000
Hieu Luu95,000-70,000
Ross Mallor88,000-2,000
Ryan D'Angelo80,00044,000
Andy Bloch60,00060,000
Alexandra Janikova57,00057,000
Matt Giannetti55,0002,200
Nick Petrangelo24,0001,000
Noah Schwartz0-14,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:52 PM Local Time
Kurtzman Takes From Ernst

Picking up the action on the      turn, Matthew Ernst bet 4,700 in middle position and was called by fellow bigger stack Eric Kurtzman from two seats over. The   on the river completed the board and Ernst now slowed down and checked. Kurtzman bet 5,000 and that was enough to force a fold from Ernst, who slowly but surely dropped back to the starting stack.

Eric Kurtzman115,0000
Matthew Ernst63,0000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:47 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts for Brasilia
Sam Cohen90,000-24,000
Julien Sitbon76,5006,500
Johan Schumacher73,5009,500
Justin Adams63,50013,500
Mike Sexton61,0002,000
Sergio Aido52,000-1,500
John Eames51,00010,900
Lily Kiletto40,500-36,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:45 PM Local Time
Muehloecker Chips Down

A player opened to 1,300 and Thomas Muehloecker made the call from the button. The flop came     and after a check, Muehloecker bet for 1,500. His opponent thought about it for a minute and made the call.

The turn brought a   and the same action happened, this time for 4,000. Both players checked on the   river and Muehloecker mucked his hand after his opponent tabled   .

Thomas Muehloecker30,000-2,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:39 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts Tan Section
Chris Ferguson115,0003,000
Jasper Meijer van Putten110,0007,000
Dylan Linde100,00025,000
Charlie Godwin90,00022,000
Jans Arends77,000-33,000
Michael Cohen63,000
Christophe De Meulder62,0006,500
Gianluca Speranza60,00030,000
Roberly Felicio53,0001,000
Allen Cunningham41,0002,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:38 PM Local Time
Bernabeu Still on the Rise

Samuel Bernabeu has been chipping away at a frantic rate today. He has been quietly building over in the far corner of Brasilia room. He is now closing in on five times starting stack and shows no signs of slowing down.

Samuel Bernabeu234,00026,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:32 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Gold
Richard Howe170,000-14,500
Albert Barbieri149,000149,000
Dan Walsh115,000115,000
Michael Finstein112,80022,800
Chris Klodnicki86,00031,000
Darryll Fish85,0000
Ryan Jones78,50018,500
Eli Elezra76,12528,125
Roman Valerstein72,000-23,000
Simon Lam68,00013,000
Ryan Riess64,000-1,000
Joe Reddick60,00021,000
Matt Giannetti52,80010,800
Elio Fox41,150-26,850
Tuan Le41,000-8,500
Ryan D'Angelo36,00026,000
Harrison Gimbel32,0008,000
Greg Merson31,000-36,000
Steve Karp25,10025,100
Scott Seiver23,000-11,300
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:21 PM Local Time
Level 5 started
Level: 5
Blinds: 250/500
Ante: 75
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:08 PM Local Time
Last Break of the Night

The remaining players have been sent into their final 15-minute break of the day and the unofficial attendance stands at 2,379 entries. Another two hour level remains ahead of the bagging and tagging for all the remaining hopefuls.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:07 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts at Break
David Gonzales184,000
Will Failla135,00050,200
Daniel Colpoys134,000134,000
Ray Henson106,00019,600
Alex Keating82,00028,500
Deon Chavon60,000-10,500
John Hesp38,000-39,500
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:06 PM Local Time
Gurney-Goldman Bets All Streets

Steven Gurney-Goldman opened to 700 and got a call from Calvin Anderson in the blinds.

The flop came     and Anderson check-called a 1,200 continuation bet. On the   turn, it was the same again, with Anderson check-calling Gurney-Goldman's barrel.

The final card out was the   and once again Anderson checked. Gurney-Goldman bet 4,500 and Anderson took some time before making the call. Gurney-Goldman tabled    and Anderson sent his cards into the muck.

Steven Gurney-Goldman82,00082,000
Calvin Anderson72,000-13,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:06 PM Local Time
No More Stack for Rack

The flop read     and Michael Rack, who had eliminated Max Steinberg in the first hand of the day, was all-in and the clock was called on Zixiao Zhang. The floor was already counting down and the rest of the table had already bagged their chips as they would be moved to the Amazon room. Zhang called.

Michael Rack:   
Zixiao Zhang:   

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river to send Rack away from the tournament area for the rest of the Main Event.

Zixiao Zhang97,00097,000
Michael Rack0-30,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:06 PM Local Time
Farber Wins Some Chips Back

Jay Farber opened from under the gun to 850 and it folded to the player in the big blind who made the call.

The flop came     and Farber's opponent check-called his continuation bet for 600. The turn was a   and brought no betting action.

On the river  , Farber bet 1,400 after another check from his opponent and the latter folded his hand.

Jay Farber47,00016,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:05 PM Local Time
Mancini Bows Out

Minutes before the end of the level, a short-stacked Edward Mancini got his last 8,400 in from early position and he was called by Brent Becker in the cutoff.

Mancini showed the    and was dominated by Becker's   , the board came       and the kicker played to eliminate Mancini.

Brent Becker60,00060,000
Edward Mancini00
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:05 PM Local Time
Disciplined Lay Down by Somerville

Jason Somerville was involved in a pot where they went to a multi-way flop. The flop came down     and as it checked to Somerville he put in 2,100. Only the player in the big blind was interested and called.

The turn was the   and the big blind checked to Somerville. The Twitch caster now bet 5,100 and his opponent countered that with a raise to 12,000.

Somerville ended up showing    as he folded and his opponent took down the pot.

Jason Somerville51,000-4,000
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 9:02 PM Local Time
Anderson Forces a Fold from Herzali

Calvin Anderson

Sarah Herzali opened to 800 from the cutoff and Calvin Anderson raised it to 1,700. The players in the blinds folded and Herzali made the call.

The flop came     and Herzali check-called Anderson's continuation bet for 2,500. The turn brought a   and Herzali first checked, then called after some thought when Anderson fired for 4,700.

The dealer showed a   on the river and Herzali bet 5,300. Anderson thought about his next move for some minutes and tossed a stack of 5,000 chips in for a raise worth 35,000. Herzali ended up folding her hand and Anderson grabbed the pot.

Calvin Anderson85,00023,000
Sarah Herzali14,000-23,000