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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 1:31 PM Local Time
DiVella Folds Flop

Following a raise to 5,200, Nick DiVella called in the hijack, as did the player in the cutoff.

The flop landed     and both the original raiser and DiVella checked to the cutoff who bet 17,000.

The original raiser and DiVella both folded, and the cutoff showed the  .

Nick DiVella340,20020,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:30 PM Local Time
Defeo Sends One Out

Gregory Defeo opned to 5,300 from middle position. The player in the hijack three-bet shoved for 40,000. Defeo made the call.

Gregory Defeo:   

The board ran       and Defeo took down the pot, sending his opponent to the exit.

Gregory Defeo245,00054,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:29 PM Local Time
Yu Folds River to Eilers

From under the gun, David Eilers raised to 6,000 and Ben Yu called in the big blind.

The flop landed     and both players checked to see the   land on the turn. Yu checked, Eilers bet 8,000, and Yu called.

The river fell the   and Yu checked for a third time as Eilers bet 10,000. Yu folded, and Eilers showed the  .

Ben Yu326,000-39,000
David Eilers320,00032,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:25 PM Local Time
Hellmuth's Rant Turns to Crickets

Phil Hellmuth

Just moments before the first break of the day, Phil Hellmuth was about to go on another tirade but quickly shut down when he made the best hand. Adam Brosius opened from the hijack and Hellmuth defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Hellmuth checked to Brosius who continued for 5,500. Hellmuth check-raised to 21,000 and Brosius called.

The   landed on the turn and Hellmuth checked again. Brosius moved all in for 41,000 and Hellmuth bounced out of his seat. "Did you really call twenty-one thousand with a flush draw?" Hellmuth pondered his decision for a moment and then made the call.

Brosius tabled    and Hellmuth was about to lose his mind when he showed his   . However, the dealer burned and turned the   on the river to give Hellmuth quads. He quietly sat back in his chair with his hand over his mouth as the pot was pushed his way.

Phil Hellmuth245,00082,100
Adam Brosius0-67,700
Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:24 PM Local Time
Recent Amazon Orange Chip Counts
Stoyan Obreshkov361,000111,000
Barry Greenstein360,000134,900
Dominik Panka345,00016,000
Krasimir Yankov330,000-17,000
Allen Cunningham291,00026,000
Tobias Peters185,000-37,700
Jennifer Shahade169,00016,500
Shaun Deeb146,000-34,000
John Smith125,000-45,000
Gregor Prizmic Martini125,000-5,000
Paul Berende75,000-1,000
Oscar Kemps50,000-1,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:24 PM Local Time
Level 12 started
Level: 12
Blinds: 1200/2400
Ante: 400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:05 PM Local Time
First Break on Day 3

The players have been sent on their first 20-minute break of the day and according to the screens, there are only 2,376 hopefuls remaining. In the first two-hour level of Day 3, typically labeled as the money day in the WSOP Main Event, some 400 hopes came to an end.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:03 PM Local Time
"One Time! Can I Use It?"

Louis Boutin raised to 4,000 in middle position and Ryan Lee called. Chuck Myers three-bet to 13,500 on the button, Boutin four-bet to 23,000, Lee folded, Myers five-bet shoved 55,000 and Boutin called it off.

Chuck Myers:   
Louis Boutin:   

"One time? Can I use it?" Myers questioned, despite holding the far superior hand.

"No no no," his neighbor interfered, trying to prevent Myers from using the one time up early.

"It's locked in now," another player said, stepping up as the arbiter.

The one time failed to provide it's magic as Boutin spiked a set during the       rundown to eliminate Myers. Lee indicated he folded   , dodging a huge bullet with a potential set-under-set.

"Good game. Nice playing with you, guys," he said as he made his way to the exit.

Louis Boutin580,000145,400
Chuck Myers0-45,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 1:03 PM Local Time
Chin Doubles; Saltus Gets Huge

Yashuo Chin more than doubled her stack early on and just scored a full double through Jason Casale when turning the nut straight on a board of      . Casale's cards were already in the muck while he paid off the stack of Chin, her    tabled right in front of the chips.

Brian Saltus has taken over the lead in the Amazon Tan section. Saltus tangled with Christopher Chaudey in a three-bet pot, in which Chaudey check-raised the     flop. Running hearts created a big pot and Saltus was not willing to fold   , taking a big chunk out of Chaudey's stack. The Frenchman was left with his head shaking and soon after headed off into the first break of the day.

Brian Saltus670,000170,000
Richard Murnick355,000152,700
Yashuo Chin300,000256,000
Sonke Jahn300,00016,300
Andrew Brown300,000127,500
Corey Kempson280,00075,000
Loni Harwood220,00060,000
Christopher Chaudey150,000-130,000
William Kassouf110,00030,000
Cathal Shine110,0008,000
Mihai Manole70,000-18,400
Jason Casale40,000-85,000
Dallas Rivera0-94,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:59 PM Local Time
House-Over-House Treble For Thomas

The board was down      , and Michael Dyer in the small blind had bet into his opponents on the river. The first player in early position made the call as did Harry Thomas in middle position who had fewer chips than Dyer's bet.

Michael Dyer:   
Harry Thomas:   

Dyer showed pocket threes for a full house and the first caller mucked. Thomas then turned over pocket sixes for a higher full house to win the pot and secured a treble up from the start of the hand.

Michael Dyer400,000-55,000
Harry Thomas Jr.215,000113,300
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:59 PM Local Time
Ritter Doubles Through Rettenmaier

Marvin Rettenmaier

Three players saw a flop of     and Brian Altman checked. David Ritter shoved all in for 23,100 into a main pot of about 30,000. Rettenmaier called from the button and Altman folded.

David Ritter:   
Marvin Rettenmaier:   

The dealer burned and turned the   and Rettenmaier spiked an off suit king to take the lead. The   hit the river and Ritter rocketed out of his seat as he breathed a sigh of relief. "What a sweat that was" Ritter said as he improved to the nut flush to earn the double up.

Brian Altman640,00030,000
Marvin Rettenmaier285,000-40,000
David Ritter80,000800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:59 PM Local Time
Elias on the Rise

With around 25,000 in the middle, and the board reading     , Darren Elias bet out 18,000.

His opponent went into the tank before eventually finding a fold to see Elias scoop the pot and eclipse the 300,000-chip mark.

Darren Elias315,00060,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:58 PM Local Time
Updated Counts in Amazon Purple
Samuel Bernabeu723,000199,000
Ignacio Sanchez687,50060,300
Christopher Frank285,000107,500
Jan-Eric Schwippert274,000274,000
Kevin Gerhart266,10031,200
Shawn Buchanan251,000-5,600
Bart Lybaert228,000-105,700
Jessica Dawley215,00079,500
Liv Boeree204,0004,700
Kane Kalas190,000100,600
Jordan Spurlin160,000-14,500
Davidi Kitai127,00082,300
Daniel Alaei96,60096,599
Antonio Esfandiari82,000-1,400
Benjamin Pollak58,200-16,300
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:55 PM Local Time
Chong Gets a Fold

The player in early position opened to 4,200. Chris Chong, in middle position, called along with the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of    . The big blind and the original checked. Chong bet 6,000. The big blind folded. The original raiser called.

The turn brought the  . The original raiser checked again. Chong fired 12,000. His opponent gave up his hand.

Chris Chong193,000-38,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:55 PM Local Time
Davies Sends One Home

Scott Davies

The player in the hijack got his short stack in before the flop against Scott Davies in the big blind.

Scott Davies:   

Davies had the preflop edge and his opponent needed help from the deck to survive. The board ran out       and Davies took the pot with a pair of tens to stack his opponent.

Scott Davies245,000146,900
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:51 PM Local Time
Geilich Loses to Collins

There was about 11,700 in the middle already and the board read    . Greg Collins check-raised Ludovic Geilich's bet of 3,000 to 8,700. Geilich called.

They both checked through the   on the turn to the   on the river. Collins bet 24,000 without hesitating and Geilich made the call after a few seconds. Collins tabled    for the rivered full house to rake in the whole pot.

"I wanted a deuce on the river!" Collins commented.

"I think you liked this card a lot more." Daniel Rohde on his left commented.

Ludovic Geilich308,000-25,900
Greg Collins134,00048,700
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:50 PM Local Time
Ivey Pays Off Fuhs

Picking up action on the river with a board of       and Phil Ivey was facing off against Daniel Fuhs. Fuhs led out with a bet of 22,000 and Ivey dropped into the tank. He thought about it for over a minute before he finally decided to call.

Fuhs showed down his    for the nut flush and that would be good to earn him the pot. Ivey dropped the pot and dropped under 300,000 chips while Fuhs climbed to over 250,000.

Phil Ivey290,000-46,000
Daniel Fuhs265,00051,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:48 PM Local Time
Brown Turns Two Pair

James Russell raised to 4,200 from the cutoff and Rob Brown called from the big blind. They went heads up to the     flop and Brown check-called a bet of 4,000 from Russell.

The turn was the   and Brown led out with a bet of 11,000. Russell called and both players checked the   river card. Brown turned over    for a turned two pair and Russell mucked.

Rob Brown145,00025,000
James Russell68,000-54,600
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:46 PM Local Time
Kassouf Doubles Through Olson

William Kassouf

Picking up the action on the     flop, William Kassouf checked out of the big blind and called a bet of 4,000 by David Olson in early position. On the   turn, Kassouf checked once more and Olson bet 15,000. Kassouf, who had 26,400 behind, started his usual table talk and put his opponent on ace-king with the  .

"I am not going to fold or call," Kassouf mentioned and then added "this could be the one." He then moved all in and Olson called it off instantly, rolling over   . Kassouf had turned a flush with the    and his request for a brick on the river was granted with the blank   to let the Brit double.

David Olson120,000-27,300
William Kassouf80,00040,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:45 PM Local Time
Minkin Climbing

Kelly Minkin

The player in the cutoff raised to 4,500 and Kelly Minkin called from the button.

The flop came     and the cutoff checked. Minkin bet 6,000 and the cutoff called.

The   hit the turn and the cutoff checked. Minkin bet again, 16,000 this time, and after a bit of time in the tank, her opponent called.

The river brought the   and the cutoff checked. Minkin bet 45,000 and the cutoff called. Minkin tabled    and her trip sevens were best.

Kelly Minkin590,000140,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander