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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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Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:47 PM Local Time
Kennedy Triples Up

The flop was down    , and the dealer was separating the main pot from the side. Three players were all in, and it was Darren Kennedy who had the lead.

Darren Kennedy:   
Opponent 1:   
Opponent 2:   


Kennedy's top set put him in pole position, but his opponents had outs. Luckily for Kennedy, he held on the turn and river, which caused one player to be eliminated as well as a treble up in chips for Kennedy.

Darren Kennedy255,000154,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:44 PM Local Time
Monster Pot For Ivey Pushes Him Near 500k

Phil Ivey

In what must have been a three-bet pot preflop, Phil Ivey was facing off against Lev Milman. Milman was in the big blind while Ivey was in middle position. After preflop action, there was already nearly 40,000 in the pot.

The flop came down     and Milman led out with a bet of 15,500 which Ivey promptly called.

The turn was the   and Milman led out again, betting 40,000 this time. Ivey took his time then called.

By the time the   came on the river a huge rail of over 20 people had gathered around to spectate the hand. Camera crews also rushed over as well. Milman thought for a while before he checked to Ivey. Ivey thought for a second as well before he announced that he was all in, shoving with a covering stack for about 110,500 effective.

Milman tanked for about two minutes but in the end he decided to fold so Ivey raked in the pot moving to nearly 500,000 chips.

Phil Ivey480,000175,000
Lev Milman110,50012,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:44 PM Local Time
Julius Versus Helppi

Kyle Julius

Juha Helppi raised to 5,500 from under the gun and the player next to act called. Kyle Julius re-raised to 17,500 from the button and Helppi called.

They went heads up to the     and Helppi checked. Julius bet 11,800 and Helppi check-raised to 35,000. Julius called and the dealer burned and turned the  . Helppi checked, Julius bet 26,000 and Helppi instantly folded. Julius turned over    and said "It's probably not even a bluff, we've played together for too long."

Helppi responded with a smile and Julius dragged in the pot.

Kyle Julius275,00077,800
Juha Helppi205,000-35,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:38 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Cory Albertson1,100,000624,900
Andrea Rocci495,000365,000
Felix Merdinger450,000140,000
Alessandro Borsa245,000121,000
Richard Gryko230,000-60,000
Ema Zajmovic98,000-64,000
Daria Feshchenko92,000-10,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:37 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts in Brasilia
Matthew Reimers639,0000
Michael Dyer540,000140,000
Jacob Kipfer492,000139,300
Marc Rivera430,00034,100
Nils Tolpingrud386,000-89,400
Lars Gronning355,000-55,000
Manig Loeser355,00080,000
Scott Hamilton-Hill352,00087,900
Kristen Bicknell160,00050,000
Alan Widmann160,000125,000
Chris Ferguson135,000-76,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:37 PM Local Time
Sanchez and Salas Keep on Winning

Damian Salas

Ignacio Sanchez came into the day as the official chipleader from Day 1c and has continued his momentum into Day 3. With three players in the hand, the flop came     and the action checked to Sanchez on the button. He tossed in a bet of 15,000 and only the big blind called.

The turn brought the   and the big blind checked to Sanchez again who threw in another 15,000 chip bet. His opponent called and the   finished the board. The big blind check-called one more bet of 26,000 and Sanchez tabled    for a straight. His opponent turned over    for a straight as well as the two players chopped the pot.

Sanchez has continued to stack chips throughout the day, while Damian Salas has finally finished stacking his mound of chips. Upon further review, Salas has built his stack up to nearly 800,000 as well, sitting just behind Sanchez in the ranks.

Ignacio Sanchez778,00090,500
Damian Salas775,000125,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:31 PM Local Time
Duhamel Slips a Bit

Jonathan Duhamel

On a flop of     Jonathan Duhamel was first to act against one opponent. He checked and the player put out a bet of 11,000. Duhamel called.

The turn was the   and Duhamel checked again. The player put out a bet of 20,200 and Duhamel called once more.

The river was the   and this time both players checked. Duhamel showed down his    for a pair of tens. His opponent waited for a few moments before showing his    for a set and that would be good enough to take down the pot.

Jonathan Duhamel77,00032,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:31 PM Local Time
Aces-Up for Soto

Christian Soto opened to 5,000 from middle position and found action from both the small and big blind.

The flop landed     and action checked round to reveal the   on the turn. The blinds checked, and Soto bet out 5,000.

The small blind called, and the big blind folded, and then both players checked the   on the river.

The small blind tabled   , but it was Soto's    for aces-up that secured the pot.

Christian Soto215,000-35,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:30 PM Local Time
Assorted Stacks
Jean-Pascal Savard120,0006,900
Rhys Jones120,00062,300
Samantha Abernathy100,000-79,900
Daniel Barriocanal70,0009,700
William Kassouf60,000-50,000
George Danzer57,000-43,000
Thomas Miller50,000-70,000
Loren Klein45,000-13,600
Aleksandr Orlov0-33,500
Benjamin Morgan0-75,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:29 PM Local Time
Deeb Takes One Down

Shaun Deeb

John Smith wasn't seated at his table between Michael Verhaaf and Shaun Deeb anymore. Replacing him on this table is Steven van Zadelhoff.

Deeb raised to 7,000 from late position and the player in the big blind shoved for 27,800 in total. Deeb called.

Big Blind:   
Shaun Deeb:   

The board ran out       to give Deeb a pair of tens on the flop to eliminate his opponent.

Shaun Deeb280,000134,000
Michael Verhaaf260,00025,000
Pavel Plesuv175,00018,200
Steven Van Zadelhoff130,0003,000
John Smith0-83,600
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:28 PM Local Time
Truong Fires Three Streets

Patrick Truong opened from middle position and was called by Hye Park in the big blind. The flop came     and Park checked to Truong who continued for 5,000. Park made the call and the   landed on the turn.

Park checked again and Truong fired another 13,500. Park continued to call and the   completed the board. Park checked for the third time and Truong put together a bet of 36,000. Park instantly mucked his cards and Truong dragged in the pot.

Hye Park208,00051,100
Patrick Truong169,500130,600
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:23 PM Local Time
Back to Back Boats for Griffiths

Hand #1: The player in the hijack opened to 5,500. Jeffrey Griffiths, on the cutoff, three-bet to 15,500. The hijack called.

The flop was    . The hijack checked. Griffiths bet 12,000. His opponent called. The turn came the   and was checked through to the   turn. The hijack checked again. Griffiths fired 30,000. His opponent tank-called. Griffiths showed    for nines full of aces to win the pot. His opponent mucked.

Hand #2: Jeffrey Griffiths limped from the hijack, along with the cutoff. The player in the big blind checked. A flop reading     was dealt and checked around to the   turn. The big blind checked, Griffiths bet 70,000. His opponents folded. He showed    for sixes full of aces before raking in the pot.

Jeffrey Griffiths265,000-110,300
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:22 PM Local Time
Ciarrocchi Wins the Flip to Double Through Schindler

Jake Schindler raised to 5,000 from early position and a player in late position called. Vincent Ciarrocchi moved all in from the button for 79,800. It folded back to Schindler who re-shoved all in for about 185,000 and the late position player folded.

Vincent Ciarrocchi:   
Jake Schindler:   

The board ran out       and Ciarrocchi improved to a queen high flush to win the flip and double through Schindler.

Vincent Ciarrocchi172,00047,400
Jake Schindler105,000-110,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:19 PM Local Time
Dashineau and Metaal Clash Again

The board read      with about 50,000 in the middle and Govert Metaal had checked in the big blind. Nicholas Dashineau bet 42,000 and Metaal called after thinking about it for a minute.

The   on the river completed the board. Metaal checked for the last time and Dashineau shoved for 129,400 in total. Metaal asked for a count and the dealer confirmed the amount. Metaal cut out calling chips and estimated the remainder of his stack. He looked at his cards once more, counted out the calling chips again and then called.

Nicholas Dashineau:   
Govert Metaal:   

Dashineau had flopped a set of sixes and improved to a full house which was better than Metaal's two pair.

Nicholas Dashineau400,000110,000
Ladislav Cerveny190,00048,300
Govert Metaal160,000-180,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:15 PM Local Time
Bad River Cost Zamani but Saves Minkin Money

Picking up the action on the turn, Ben Zamani was first to act and he made a bet of 10,000 on a board showing     . Minkin called bringing the pot to around 50,000.

The river was the   and both players checked. Zamani showed down his    for a turned set while Minkin showed down her    for two pair that was no good.

"Bad river," Minkin said after the hand.

Kelly Minkin497,000-93,000
Ben Zamani128,00033,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:14 PM Local Time
"That's The Best Fold I've Ever Seen!"

Russell Watson & Nick Maimone

There was already over 150,000 in the middle and a completed       board out. Jochum Weenink recapped the earlier action: he had raised to 6,000, Watson had three-bet to 15,000, Nick Maimone had called and Weenink had folded preflop. On the flop, Watson bet, Maimone called, then Watson had check-raised the turn.

On the river, Watson bet 50,000 and Maimone shoved all in, putting Watson to the test for his remaining stack of 115,000. Watson went deep in the tank and minutes passed by as he tried to figure out the situation.

Eventually, he settled on a fold and flung    — nines full — open in the muck. Instantly, Maimone jumped back as soon as he saw the big hand that just got laid down.

"No way!" he yelled. "That's the best fold I've ever seen!". Maimone then showed    for the rivered quads and shook Watson's hand in respect.

"That's incredible. In my whole life, that's the best fold I've ever seen," Maimone said in awe.

Nick Maimone385,000130,600
Jochum Weenink170,000-30,000
Russell Watson115,000-100,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:13 PM Local Time
Recent Amazon Orange Chip Counts
Carlos Gonzalez615,000409,100
Ludovic Geilich385,00077,000
Jan Mach355,00011,000
Alexandre Reard348,00039,000
Stoyan Obreshkov340,000-21,000
Billy Chattaway337,000337,000
Jeff Trudeau330,000159,100
Andrew Chen270,00037,000
Steffen Sontheimer260,00012,800
Darryll Fish257,000-21,800
Rocco Palumbo250,00049,100
Nesrine Reilly244,000159,900
Ralph Massey206,000-14,000
Fraser MacIntyre200,00088,000
Joao Vieira158,00062,700
Arne Ruge139,00047,800
Alex Foxen107,00068,100
Marti Roca de Torres74,000-30,100
Kazuki Ikeuchi0-190,000
Greg Collins0-134,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:12 PM Local Time
Chambers Goes Bet, Bet, Shove on Gaspard

Daniel Chambers

Following a raise in middle position to 4,800, Daniel Chambers three-bet the button to 14,500. Jean Gaspard called from the big blind, and the initial raiser folded.

The flop landed     and after Gaspard checked, Chambers continued for 13,000. Gaspard instantly called as the   rolled off on the turn.

Gaspard checked, Chambers bet 34,000, and Gaspard called as the   completed the board on the river.

Gaspard checked for a third time, and after asking to see how chips Gaspard was playing, Chambers announced he was all in for roughly 180,000.

After about a minute of deliberation, Gaspard opted to muck, and Chambers collected the pot.

Daniel Chambers305,000120,000
Jean Gaspard139,500-15,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:09 PM Local Time
Short Stack Tushnet Hits Quads to Survive

Joel Tushnet was down to just 20,000 but was able to get his stack in the middle with pocket aces. His opponent called with    and the flop the came down was brutal for Tushnet.

    was revealed and Tushnet's top set was behind to his opponent's straight.

But, as the turn fell the   the tables erupted in shock and Tushnet took the lead once more with quads. There was a sweat on the river however as Tushnet's opponent had an out to the royal flush, but it did not come, and Tushnet survived.

Joel Tushnet45,00024,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:09 PM Local Time
Evans Spikes a Two Outer to Survive

Lena Evans

Lena Evans and her opponent were heads up on the      board. Evans shoved all in for 36,700 and there was already close to that amount in the main pot. Her opponent called turning over    for trip fours and it looked like the end of the road for Evans who showed   .

Evans would need a jack on the river to stay alive and she got just that when the   completed the board. Evans improved to jacks full of fours thanks to the two outer on the river and earned doubled up.

Lena Evans107,00018,900
Gorilla Gaming