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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 12:06 PM Local Time
Lynskey Gets a Fold from Weisner

Alexander Lysnkey raised it up to 4,500 from early position and Melanie Weisner put in a three-bet to 15,500 out of the small blind. Lynskey called to go heads-up to a flop of    .

Weisner led out for 12,000 only to have Lynskey raise to 35,000. Weisner looked puzzled and thought about it for a minute but elected to not continue any further in the hand.

Alexander Lynskey324,00053,500
Melanie Weisner199,300-57,600
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:05 PM Local Time
Cody Doubles

Jake Cody

Jake Cody was all in preflop for 61,200 holding    against an opponent's   .

The board ran out       and Cody doubled through to roughly 125,000 in chips.

Jake Cody125,00049,900
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:02 PM Local Time
Yankov's Two Pair Are Good

John Roveto raised to 4,300 from the button and was called by Dominik Panka and Krasimir Yankov in the blinds.

The flop came     and both Panka and Yankov checked. Roveto continued with a bet of 6,200 and only Yanakov called.

They both checked through the   on the turn to the   on the river. Yankov bet 20,800 and Roveto asked for confirmation of the amount. The dealer did so and Roveto called by throwing in a chip. Yankov tabled    for the flopped two pair and that was enough for Reveto to muck his hand.

Krasimir Yankov347,00090,100
Dominik Panka329,00012,200
John Roveto42,000-43,700
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:02 PM Local Time
Altergott Wins the Raising War Against Arieh

A player in late position raised to 4,000 and Josh Arieh re-raised to 8,600 from the cutoff. With the action on Max Altergott on the button he made it 19,800.

If folded back to Arieh who slide out a stack of 51,300. Altergott took a few moments before he moved all in for about 160,000 and Arieh immediately threw his hand into the muck.

Josh Arieh350,000162,500
Max Altergott240,00045,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:01 PM Local Time
Lewinski Survives on the River With House-Over-House Versus Straight

Table 14 in the Brasilia room has just seen a hand occur that left them all amazed with one player claiming it to be the craziest hand he has seen in the Main Event so far.

Fred Lopez, in early position, Todd Lewinski, in the small blind, and Carlos Chang, in the big blind, got all their chips into the middle preflop with Chang covering them both.

Fred Lopez:   
Todd Lewinski:  
Carlos Chang:   


Lewinski was the preflop favorite with pocket-queens and hit top set on the flop, but the ten on the turn gave Chang the straight, as well as Lopez a set. Chang was on the verge of scoring a double elimination, but the jack on the river paired the board to give Lewinski the lead once more, and he took the pot. Lopez was sent to the rail and Chang was left to wonder what could have been.

Carlos Chang235,000-42,800
Todd Lewinski180,00049,700
Fred Lopez0-59,600
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:00 PM Local Time
The Chainsaw Continues to Run

Allen Kessler

We caught a glimpse of Allen Kessler's all in and double up recently. Kessler jammed all in for a little over 35,000 from middle position and Xi Yang called from the big blind.

Kessler tabled    which was dominating Yang's   . The flop came     and both players paired their ace but Kessler still had the better kicker. The   landed on the turn giving Kessler two pair and Yang was drawing dead before the river.

Xi Yang185,000-65,100
Allen Kessler54,0002,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 12:00 PM Local Time
Reimers Scoops a Monster Pot From Gooch

A monster pot had brewed between Jason Gooch and Mattew Reimers and we picked up the action on the river. There was over 160,000 chips already in the pot and the board showed      . Reimer was first to act and he put out a bet of what looked like 60,000. Gooch dropped into the tank.

After thinking about it for several minutes, Gooch released his hand.

"Good fold," Reimers said.

"Did you have a king?" Gooch asked.

"No, but good fold."

Reimers raked in the massive pot to move over 400,000 chips while Gooch dropped under 200,000 but still sits with a healthy stack.

Matthew Reimers456,0002,100
Jason Gooch185,000-132,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:59 AM Local Time
Aces Cracked; Coin Flip Won; Race Lost

"Yeahhh, that's one for the home team," Haral Tsivicos yelled after he had cracked the aces of James Obst. Tsivicos had flopped a full house with the    on a board of       and doubled for another 90,000 on top of a pot of 80,000 in the middle of the table already.

Tobias Ziegler sent Alexey Laptev to the rail after he raised the button for 5,000 and called the three-bet shove by Laptev with the   . Laptev had    and the board came       to award the pot to the German.

Last but not least, Matas Cikinas suffered a big set back after losing a flip. On the heads-up turn of     , Richard Pachoca bet 30,500 and Cikinas moved all in with the superior stack. Pachoca eventually called all in for 91,900 with    for the nut flush draw to flip against the Lithuanian's    and got there thanks to the   on the river.

Tobias Ziegler335,000-38,000
Richard Pachoca270,000104,400
Haral Tsivicos260,000132,100
James Obst150,000-74,300
Matas Cikinas100,000-122,000
Alexey Laptev0-108,400
Eric Schoen0-73,300
Sean Whelan0-21,900
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:56 AM Local Time
Turn Bet Takes It

Marco Iodice raised to 4,500 from middle position. Brian Graham, on the cutoff, three-bet to 11,000. Action folded back to Iodice who made the call.

Players saw a flop of    . Iodice checked. Graham bet 9,000. Iodice check-called. The turn came the  . Iodice checked again. Graham threw in a bet of 17,000, that was enough to take down the pot.

Marco Iodice270,000-14,800
Brian Graham140,0008,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:55 AM Local Time
Unzueta Folds to Saeed

There were about 40,000 chips already in the pot and the board read      when we got to the table. The player in the small blind bet 18,000, Omar Saeed called from early position, and Bruna Unzueta called from the button.

The   fell on the river and the small blind checked. Saeed bet 37,000, sending Unzueta into the tank. She counted out her 40,200 remaining chips and eventually folded. The small bind folded, as well, and Saeed showed    as he took the pot.

Omar Saeed305,00091,500
Bruna Unzueta40,20040,200
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:54 AM Local Time
Barch Clips Levy

The action folded to Adam Levy on the button, and he raised to 5,000. Tex Barch defended his big blind, and the flop landed     and both players checked.

The turn fell the   and Barch bet out 10,000 with Levy making the call as the river landed the  .

Barch bet 20,000, and Levy folded.

Tex Barch140,000-35,500
Adam Levy80,000-34,300
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:53 AM Local Time
Cooler Central

Picking up the action on the river with the board reading      , Michael Terhaar moved in a bet of around 50,000 with around 80,000 already in the pot. Sriharsha Doddapaneni shipped all in and Terhaar quickly called off his remaining stack.

Doddapaneni flipped over    for quad sevens while Terhaar was forced to show    for aces full of eights. It was a sick cooler for Terhaar who saw his Main Event dreams come to an end while Doddapaneni stacked a huge pot to start the day.

Sriharsha Doddapaneni346,500164,400
Michael Terhaar0-1
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:53 AM Local Time
Weenink Doubles Through Geyer

Adam Geyer

Adam Geyer opened to 4,500, Jochum Weenink three-bet to 15,000 and Geyer called out of position. The flop was     and Geyer check-called 12,000 from Weenink. On the   turn, Weenink kept up the aggression with a bet of 18,000 and Geyer check-called another street.

The river was the   and Geyer, first to act, moved all in. Weenink had to make a decision for his final 60,000 and the Dutchman called it off without hesitation.

Geyer showed    for two pair, Weenink tabled    for the nut flush and doubled up.

Jochum Weenink200,000116,400
Adam Geyer65,000-155,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:49 AM Local Time
Leibovitz Moves Over Half a Million

A player in middle position raised and Kevin Boudreau called from late position. Gary Leibovitz re-raised out of the big blind and Boudreau called. They went heads up to the     flop and Leibovitz bet 11,200 into a main pot of about 25,000.

Boudreau called and the dealer burned and turned the  . Leibovitz checked and Boudreau tossed out a bet of 27,600.

Leibovitz check-raised to 60,200 and Boudreau called. The river was the   and Leibovitz checked to Boudreau who bet 80,000. Leibotivz quickly called turning over    for a rivered straight and Boudreau showed    for trip jacks before tossing his hand away.

"I thought you had a flush draw, I didn't think you had that" Leibovitz said as he dragged in the massive pot and moved over half a million.

Gary Leibovitz565,000292,100
Kevin Boudreau70,000-146,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:48 AM Local Time
Talbot's Shove Gets Through

Parker Talbot

The action opened with a raise from early position, and Parker Talbot called in the big blind. After the flop came down    , Talbot moved all in, and his opponent quickly folded.

The Team8 Canada captain and 888poker ambassador started the day with 14 big blinds so will be looking to increase his stack early on.

Parker Talbot32,0004,400
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:47 AM Local Time
Kerstetter Releases on the River

There was nearly 40,000 in the pot on a board showing      and Jamie Kerstetter was first to act. She checked over to Robert Dunn, her only opponent, who checked behind.

The river was the   and Kerstetter checked again. Dunn thought for a few moments before he decided to put out a bet of 20,500, roughly half the pot.

Kerstetter cut the bet out from her stack and thought about it for about a minute before she decided to fold and wait for a better spot to commit her chips.

After the hand Kerstetter was left with just over 40,000 chips.

Jamie Kerstetter43,000-38,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:47 AM Local Time
Ludlow Eliminated

Benjamin Ludlow

Following a preflop raise, Ben Ludlow moved all in for roughly 22,000, and his opponent called.


Unfortunately for Ludlow, the board ran out four spades, and he was eliminated by his opponent's four-card flush.

Benjamin Ludlow00
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:47 AM Local Time
Rocci Takes From Gryko

Andrea Rocci opened to 4,500 on the cutoff. Richard Gryko, on the button, called, along with the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of    . The big blind checked. Rocci bet 6,200, Gryko called and the big blind folded.

The turn was the   and Rocci continued with a bet of 10,600. The button raised to 25,500. Rocci called.

The   river completed the board. Rocci moved all in for around 45,000 and Gryko quickly gave up his hand.

Richard Gryko290,000-54,900
Andrea Rocci130,00034,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:43 AM Local Time
Mach Cuts Mancuso From Main Event

The board read      and Jan Mach checked in early position before Joshua Mancuso was all-in for 47,800 in mid-position. Mach was in the tank and Ralph Massey was kind enough to tell the live reporting team what had happened:

"Mach raised to 4,500 and was called by Mancuso and another player. The flop came and Mach bet another 8,700. Mancuso raised to 22,000 and was called by both of his opponents. The turn was a check by Mach and the all-in for 47,800. The other player folded."

Mach confirmed the amount again and then called.

Joshua Mancuso:   
Jan Mach:   

Mancuso held ace-high and was looking for another club to complete his flush draw. Mach was ahead though as he had an overpair.

The river completed the board with the   to eliminate Mancuso from the Main Event and to give Mach a good start for Day 3.

Jan Mach344,000147,700
Joshua Mancuso0-80,300
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:39 AM Local Time
More Casualties From Amazon Tan

Lauren Kling doubled a second time while Adam Goldberg was unable to beat the    of Jason Casale on a board of       to depart from the very same table. Justin Kotula vanished and his former seat was filled by Barny Boatman while Stephen Ekin was ousted by Ralph Perry.

Ekin was all in preflop with the    and Perry turned over   . The     flop made things all but official and Ekin was drawing dead on the   turn, the   river was a formality.

William Kassouf chipped up slightly early on, winning a pot off Alex DiFelice, and the clock was already called on the Brit.

Ralph Perry170,00030,000
Jason Casale125,000-82,900
Alex Difelice110,000-12,200
Lauren Kling105,00055,000
William Kassouf90,00016,000
Justin Kotula0-46,800
Adam Goldberg0-67,000
Stephen Ekin0-24,200
Gorilla Gaming