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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 12:42 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts From Brasilia Blue
Richard Ali470,000212,400
Michael Dyer455,000-47,400
Lars Gronning410,000185,900
Chris Hunichen360,000152,900
Noe Cantu355,000131,800
Chris Ferguson211,00051,000
James Akenhead170,00065,300
Kristen Bicknell110,000-92,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:41 PM Local Time
Some Updated Counts
Lacey Jones315,00019,200
Alexis Gavin255,000
Gavin Cochrane225,000108,400
Alessandro Borsa124,000-80,400
Jason Koon120,000-51,600
Matt Berkey117,000-51,800
Daria Feshchenko102,00014,900
Anatoly Filatov50,000-98,300
Chuck Myers45,000500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:39 PM Local Time
Song Leaves Rheem Talking to Himself

Stephen Song

It was shaping up to be one of the biggest pots of the tournament thus far and once again, Chino Rheem was right in the middle of it. The pot had well over 200,000 chips in the middle on a board reading      .

Stephen Song had pushed in a bet of 175,000 from the big blind and the action was on Rheem on the button. "King-jack can't be any good here, can it?" Rheem appeared to be asking Song but got no response.

About another two minutes passed with Rheem replaying the hand out loud and trying to decipher what Song's holding could be. "Sorry guys, I just have one pair. One pair, that's all," he continued. After another minute, Rheem finally tossed his cards to the muck and Song was able to drag in the pot with a big smile.

Stephen Song453,500129,300
Chino Rheem285,000-63,600
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:36 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Brasilia Red
Brian Altman610,000-20,000
Frankie Flowers605,000220,000
David Cabrera Polop500,000500,000
Josh Arieh440,00090,000
Rohan Bhasin430,00025,400
Marvin Rettenmaier325,00068,600
Aditya Agarwal315,000188,800
Jake Schindler215,0006,100
Ian O'Hara134,000-60,100
Rob Brown120,000120,000
Tom McEvoy115,0009,000
Stanley Lee41,000-36,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:33 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Brasilia Silver
Robert Salaburu
Robert Salaburu
Casey McCarrel510,0008,200
Shawn Daniels420,000-112,500
Robert Salaburu310,000101,800
Cliff Josephy290,0004,600
Chris Da Silva [Chris Dasilva]285,00073,600
Brian Yoon285,00066,000
Daniel Ott265,00072,100
Chris Moorman225,0005,000
Keith Lehr220,000-85,000
Christian Soto195,00015,400
Leif Force180,000-5,100
Eric Blair135,000-7,300
Dean Hamrick130,000-39,100
Jake Cody115,000-10,000
Sean Winter110,000-45,000
Matthew Wakeman90,000-25,500
Adrian Attenborough70,00020,000
Benjamin Dobson65,000-16,300
Tim Marsters65,000-88,800
Dejuante Alexander50,000-26,000
Andy Bloch48,00048,000
Kevin Boudreau45,000-25,000
Alan Widmann35,000-8,300
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:31 PM Local Time
Cunningham Bets the River

Allen Cunningham

Four players saw a flop of     with about 25,000 in the middle and action checked around.

They checked the   turn, as well, and the   fell on the river. Both blinds checked, Allen Cunningham bet 8,000 from middle position, the hijack folded, and both blinds did the same, so Cunningham took the pot.

Allen Cunningham265,00041,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:31 PM Local Time
Dutch Update

Mathijs Jonkers, who finished in 3rd place in the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event last year has just been eliminated. A player on his table opened to 4,500, Jonkers found    in the cutoff and shoved. The player in the big blind held    and called. No help on the board for Jonkers and his Main Event dream here in Las Vegas is over for this year.

Oscar Kemps lost with    against a player who held    and defended his big blind. The flop came     on which they both checked to the   on the turn. Kemp's opponent check-called Kemp's bet of 6,000. They both checked again when the   came on the river for his opponent to take down the pot.

Gregor Prizmic Martini (button) called the 4,500 bet of his opponent in mid-position. The flop brought them the    , Martini's opponent bet 4,000 and got called. The turn was the   on which they both checked. The river completed the board with the  , now Martini's opponent check-folded to Martini's overbet of 22,000.

Farukh Tach420,000156,100
Govert Metaal340,000102,000
Michael Verhaaf321,000-69,700
Martijn Gerrits208,00077,300
Rens Feenstra205,000205,000
Steven Van Zadelhoff165,0008,000
Gregor Prizmic Martini130,000130,000
Paul Berende76,000-13,500
Oscar Kemps51,000-1,400
Kees van Brugge0-42,800
Mathijs Jonkers0-41,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:30 PM Local Time
DiFelice Busts Chin

Alex DiFelice raised to 5,000 first to act and a short-stacked Derek Chin moved all in for around 35,000 in the cutoff. After some speech play out of the small blind, a short-stacked William Kassouf folded and DiFelice snap-called.

Chin turned over the    and it was a classic race, as DiFelice held the   . The     flop took some of Chin's out away, and the   turn and   river were both blanks.

Alex Difelice165,00030,000
Derek Chin0-59,300
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:30 PM Local Time
Kanit Struggles to Get Paid

Mustapha Kanit

It was a rough start to the day for Mustapha Kanit, dropping to below 100,000 chips at one point, and another player on the table tried to make it a lot tougher. With a little over 20,000 in the middle, three players saw a flop of    . The action checked to Kanit who bet 9,000 from middle position. Hyung Kim called directly to his left and the other player folded.

The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Kanit announced a bet of 24,000 and the dealer counted it out to verify. Kim thought for a couple of minutes and then pushed 14,000 into the middle. Kanit tabled    for the winning hand but when the dealer asked Kim for an extra 10,000 chips to complete the call, there was some confusion.

Kim thought he heard Kanit say 14,000 when he bet but it was clear to the rest of the table that the bet was 24,000. Kim sat with his cards in front of him and would not put in the extra 10,000 chips. The floor was called to the table and after some discussion, Kim was ordered to put in the extra chips or be penalized. Kim finally paid the full amount and showed his    before the next hand continued.

Mustapha Kanit145,500-90,300
Hyung Kim18,500-7,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:29 PM Local Time
The Young Guns vs The Old Gods

Trey Harrell

Twenty-one year old Trey Harrell is one of the youngest players in the Main Event this year, and he's been put up against arguably his toughest opponent ever, Phil Ivey.

In the hand, Harrell opened on the button with raise to 3,500. Ivey was in the big blind and he defended with a call.

The flop came down     and Ivey checked to Harrell who led with a bet of 3,300. Ivey called.

Both players checked on the   turn to see the   on the river. There, Ivey led out with a bet of 15,000 and Harrel promptly folded.

Earlier in the week, PokerNews' Sean Chaffin sat down with Harrell and his mother for an interview about his experience in the Main Event and it can be found here.

Phil Ivey336,000-98,200
Trey Harrell133,000133,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:27 PM Local Time
888poker Ambassador Talbot Eliminated

Parker Talbot

The action folded around to Parker Talbot in middle position, and he called for 2,000. David Gerassi called on the button as did the small blind and the big blind player checked their option.

On the     flop, they action checked around to Gerrassi, and he bet 5,000. The two players in the blinds folded before Talbot moved all in. Gerassi called, and Talbot was behind.

David Gerassi:   
Parker Talbot:   


Talbot couldn't improve and was eliminated in the first level of the day. It means that Team8 Canada has seen all three of their team member eliminated from the 888poker Team Challenge after Mike Leah and Jonathan Schaler and already exited the Main Event.

Parker Talbot0-32,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:26 PM Local Time
Winter Takes From Taylor

Thomas Taylor raised to 4,000 from the hijack and Sean Winter reraised to 12,000 from the cutoff. Taylor called and they went heads up to the     flop.

Taylor checked and Winter tossed out a bet 18,000. Taylor quickly folded and Winter took the pot.

Sean Winter155,000-2,700
Thomas Taylor140,000-69,700
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:22 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts Amazon Tan
Brian Saltus500,000163,100
Vi Do480,000103,800
Nathan Henry450,00020,000
Andrey Pateychuk425,000-9,200
Paul Volpe360,000125,500
James Romero340,000116,000
Amer Torbey310,000310,000
Phachara Wongwichit300,00079,100
Konstantin Beylin300,00044,500
Christopher Chaudey280,000280,000
Barny Boatman260,00016,500
Patrik Antonius260,000-36,600
Xuan Liu240,000-39,600
Matas Cikinas230,000130,000
Corey Kempson205,00066,600
Josep Galindo200,000104,400
Taylor Paur170,00024,000
Loni Harwood160,000-91,200
Alex Difelice135,00025,000
Thomas Miller120,00017,400
George Danzer100,000-31,100
Kristy Arnett80,000-1,500
William Kassouf40,000-50,000
Lara Eisenberg0-56,000
Charles Caris0-73,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:21 PM Local Time
Grubaugh Doubles Up

The player in early position opened to 4,500. Collin Grubaugh, in the hijack, three-bet to 11,800. Action folded back to the original raiser who responded by moving all in for 51,300. Grubaugh snap-called.

Collin Grubaugh:   

The board ran       and Grubaugh doubled up.

Collin Grubaugh105,00034,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:21 PM Local Time
Tran Doubles Up

JC Tran

A player in early position raised to 5,100 and JC Tran three-bet shoved from the hijack for what looked like 27,500. After a bit of time in the tank, the original raiser called to put Tran at risk.

JC Tran:   

Tran had the preflop advantage and his opponent needed to improve in order to win. The board ran out       which missed both players entirely so Tran took the pot to double up.

JC Tran57,000-11,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:21 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Brasilia Bronze
Ben Yu
Ben Yu
Joshua Mountain430,0001,500
Ben Yu365,00054,000
Dan Heimiller345,00082,000
Moe Farah330,000-19,000
Nick DiVella320,000-15,000
Darren Elias255,00014,300
Matthew Vaughan235,000-54,400
Dario Sammartino235,000-74,600
Jesse Sylvia230,00029,800
Michael Wang225,000-17,600
Daniel Chambers185,000-40,800
Jared Bleznick180,000-19,500
Amal Bounahra175,00087,600
Jordan Siegel170,000400
Jean Gaspard155,000107,000
Katie Stone145,000-2,400
Brian Kim140,00053,100
Justin Gardenhire130,0009,600
Andrew Lichtenberger120,000-47,900
Lee Markholt105,000-100
Aaron Steury45,000-56,900
Leo Fernandez44,000-49,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:15 PM Local Time
A Few Updated Counts From Pavilion
Kelly Minkin450,00069,200
Michael Telker250,00025,200
Michael Marder175,00012,700
Jonathan Tamayo155,000-7,400
Nam Le133,00023,700
Ryan Laplante130,000-62,000
Jackie Glazier110,000-11,500
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz97,000-27,400
Scott Clements80,00034,000
David Benyamine77,00049,200
David Bach67,000-31,700
Ravi Raghavan59,500-70,800
Maria Lampropulos59,00023,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:09 PM Local Time
Jackson Busts Aldenkamp

In a battle of the blinds, Hidde Aldenkamp moved in all but 1 chip and Joshua Jackson called from one seat over, already tabling his cards with the   . Even before the floor could be called, Aldenkamp confirmed he had moved all in and showed the   . The boar came       and that was it for Aldenkamp.

At least one dozen players have already been eliminated in the small Amazon Tan section, with new players such as George Danzer and Kiryl Radzivonau arriving from different sections shortly after.

Joshua Jackson280,00021,400
Jerry Payne0-63,200
Hidde Aldenkamp0-130,900
Jared Eskandari0-63,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:08 PM Local Time
Straight for Montgomery

Action begun with a raise under the gun from Scott Montgomery to 4,500. Ahmed Taleb called in the cutoff, Donald Forshey called from the button, and Adam Swan defended his big blind.

The dealer spread a     flop and after Swan checked, Montgomery bet 9,000. Taleb and Forshey called, as Swan mucked.

The turn landed the   and Montgomery and Taleb both checked to Forshey who bet 22,000. Montgomery called, but Taleb folded.

The river fell the   and both players checked. Montgomery revealed his    for a straight, and Forshey mucked.

Scott Montgomery305,00070,500
Adam Swan261,00019,600
Ahmed Taleb187,000-15,200
Donald Forshey155,000-46,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:07 PM Local Time
Ikeuchi Up a Bit

The flop read      and there was about 43,000 in the middle already. Thang Pham was sitting in the big blind and had bet 15,000. Kazuki Ikeuchi was contemplating his options and then decided to raise to 45,000. Pham looked at Ikeuchi and folded.

Alexandre Reard309,0006,300
Kazuki Ikeuchi190,00021,800
Fraser MacIntyre112,000-22,700
Gorilla Gaming