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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 11:24 PM Local Time
True North, Strong and Free

Kristen Bicknell

On a board of      with roughly 150,000 in the middle, Kristen Bicknell was confronted with a bet from the big blind for 50,000.

Bicknell was in the cutoff, and she mulled over her decision for a few minutes before making the call.

The river landed the  , and the big blind plonked out a stack of orange 5,000-denomination chips.

"I'm all in!" quickly announced Bicknell as she pushed forward all her chips.

The dealer broke her stacks down, and Bicknell's all in was for 92,500 and she tabled her    for the nut full house, while her opponent showed his    for trips.

Kristen Bicknell450,000280,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:22 PM Local Time
Beylin Gets Big Before the Bubble

The cards were all but rushed away and the nine seat on table 446 was vacated while Konstantin Beylin was busy stacking a lot of orange T-5,000 chips. In a battle button versus small blind, Beylin had flopped bottom set with the    and his table neighbor got it in with pocket aces. No ace showed up on turn and river, and Beylin scored the knockout with his set to jump above one million in chips.

Other players that built their stack on the looming bubble period in the Amazon Tan section were Brian Yoon, Paul Michaelis, Mantas Bagicuis and James Obst, while Russell Holt dropped below the average.

Konstantin Beylin1,150,000430,000
Jonathan Hilton900,000170,000
Mantas Bagicuis840,000758,200
Paul Michaelis825,000687,900
Brian Yoon750,000110,000
James Obst500,00070,000
Russell Holt210,000-490,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:20 PM Local Time
Duhamel Gets a River Fold

Jonathan Duhamel

With about 30,000 chips in the pot and the board reading    , the player in the big blind checked, the under-the-gun player bet 13,000, Jonathan Duhamel called next to act, and the big blind folded.

The   hit the turn and Duhamel's opponent checked. Duhamel bet 35,000 and his opponent called.

The river brought the   and the under-the-gun player checked. Duhamel bet again, 130,000 this time. His opponent folded and Duhamel took the pot.

Jonathan Duhamel680,000155,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:17 PM Local Time
Dutch Update

With the bubble looming, the following Dutchmen are still in the fray:

Govert Metaal9,630,0008,630,000
Farukh Tach1,090,00043,000
Michael Verhaaf677,000167,000
Martijn Gerrits575,00040,000
Tobias Peters540,000172,000
Joep Raemaekers410,00068,000
Luigi Knoppers310,00055,000
Rens Feenstra160,0000
Bas De Laat80,000-20,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:16 PM Local Time
De Graff Doubles Near the Bubble

With 1,201 players remaining according to the screens, Brent Hanks called a raise to 12,000 and Jiayu Ruan raised it up to 50,000. Johan De Graaff in the small blind moved all in for 127,000 and Hanks asked for a count, but ended up folding, as had the initial raiser prior. Ruan called and the cards were turned over.

Johan De Graff:   
Jiayu Ruan:   

The board came       and De Graff locked up the double on the turn already, while Ruan had to forfeit more than one third of his stack.

Brent Hanks530,00010,000
Johan De Graaff290,000108,900
Jiayu Ruan200,0004,200
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:14 PM Local Time
A Few Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Julius Malzanini1,105,000-125,000
John Cynn900,000-50,000
Chino Rheem860,000150,000
William Kopp815,000205,000
Samuel Touil790,00050,000
Jason Gooch700,000100,000
Antonio Esfandiari540,000200,000
Ofir Mor540,000285,000
Lee Markholt435,00040,000
Daniel Fuhs370,000-5,000
Ian Johns330,000-10,000
Daniel Alaei265,000-100,000
Pablo Fernandez70,000-204,000
Pierre Neuville50,000-5,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:14 PM Local Time
Obreshkov Gets Talked Out of a Bet

Stoyan Obreshkov raised to 10,500 from the under-the-gun position and action folded to the player in the cutoff who three-bet to 28,500. Nobody called so Obreshkov was up for the decision. Obreshkov looked at his opponent and called.

The flop came     and Obreshkov check-called the 19,000 continuation-bet of his opponent.

They both checked through the   on the turn to the   on the river to complete the board. Obreshkov tanked.

After a while, they started talking to each other.

"How much do I need to bet for you to fold?" Obreshkov's opponent asked him.

"The action is on me, right?" Obreshkov said with a smile. "How much do I need to bet to make you call?"

"No, I am wondering how much I need to bet to make you fold?" Obreshkov's opponent said again.

Obreshkov just nodded and smiled and then checked. So did his opponent. The cutoff showed    for the turned pair of queens.

"I should not have talked, should have just let you bet..." Obreshkov's opponent said.

Stoyan Obreshkov323,00083,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:10 PM Local Time
Perry Applies Pressure

When we got to the table, the player in the cutoff had already committed 120,000 chips to the pot and was facing a decision for the approximately 188,000 he had remaining, as Ralph Perry had shoved from the button with a covering stack.

The cutoff went into the tank for over five minutes and the clock was ultimately called. Tournament staff gave him 30 seconds to act on his hand. As the final seconds ticked away, he still had not acted, and only tossed his cards into the muck when the clock ran out.

Ralph Perry660,000300,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:08 PM Local Time
Jack in the Box for Ivey

Phil Ivey

A massive pot was brewing between Phil Ivey and Simeon Naydenov on his left. The board read       and the two players got all of their chips in the middle on the river, with Ivey being the player at risk for 365,000.

Ivey turned over    for jacks full of threes while Naydenov held    for sevens full of threes. Ivey was lucky to hit a jack on the turn and it earned him a full double up to over 800,000 chips as the money bubble looms.

Phil Ivey843,500478,500
Simeon Naydenov165,000-310,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:07 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Moundir Zoughari820,000-120,000
Alessandro Borsa710,000140,000
Crystal Utley540,000270,000
Anatoly Filatov430,000100,000
Lacey Jones260,000-120,000
Jordan Young230,00025,000
Gavin Cochrane200,00075,000
Chip Jett150,000-30,000
Alexis Gavin35,000-67,500
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:58 PM Local Time
Schindler Takes From Lebaron

The board read      and there was around 33,000 in the middle already. Jake Schindler had bet 24,000 from the small blind and Kaylen Lebaron raised to 80,000. Schindler looked at Lebaron and called.

The   completed the board on the river and they both checked. Schindler tabled    and that was enough to make Lebaron muck his hand.

Kaylen Lebaron1,240,000330,000
Jake Schindler372,00090,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:52 PM Local Time
Play Has Resumed

All remaining hopefuls are now in the Amazon room and the action has recommenced with 1,204 players still in contention. Only the top 1,182 will receive a portion of the prize pool and Day 3 will conclude at the end of the current level, or if the bubble hasn't burst by then, once the min-cash of $15,000 is locked up.

Among the new faces in the Amazon Tan section is Aditya Agarwal with an above-average stack.

Aditya Agarwal680,000105,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:37 PM Local Time
Unscheduled Break

With around 56 minutes left on the clock, the dealers were instructed to finish the current hand and hold up. The next announcement by the floor staff was an unscheduled break to verify the number of remaining players and prepare for the upcoming bubble period. Cards will be back in the air at 10:47 p.m. local time, after a break of 15 minutes.

As it stands, there are currently 1,204 players remaining halfway through the level.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:31 PM Local Time
Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Phil Ivey

The action folded to Phil Ivey in the cutoff, and he raised to 11,000. Shawn Daniels defended the big blind, and the flop landed    .

Daniels checked, and Ivey bet 10,000. Daniels called, and the turn fell the   and Daniels checked again.

Ivey quickly bet out 30,000, and Daniels called once more as the river fell the  .

Daniels checked, Ivey lined up a bet of 70,000 and slid it into the pot.

Daniels mulled over his decision for close to a minute and then called.

Ivey revealed his    for trips, and Daniels shook his head and mucked.

Phil Ivey365,00013,500
Shawn Daniels310,000-139,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:29 PM Local Time
The Flop Slows Down Graham

Frank Flowers opened large to 35,000 from under the gun and Andrew Graham three-bet to 100,000 from the cutoff. The big blind thought for a minute but elected to fold and Flowers made up for lost time by making a quick call.

The flop came     and both players checked through to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Two more checks and Flowers turned over    while Graham held    to win the pot.

Frankie Flowers1,575,000-125,000
Andrew Graham482,000130,500
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:26 PM Local Time
Shorr on the Rise

With a raise to 12,000 and a call before him, Shannon Shorr three-bet to 44,000 from the cutoff. The initial raiser folded, but the player in the hijack called to see a flop of    .

The player in the hijack led for 50,000, Shorr raised to 130,000, and his opponent folded.

Shannon Shorr790,000110,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:26 PM Local Time
Some More Orange Amazon Chip Counts
Jan Mach840,000192,000
Dan Heimiller820,000220,000
Alex Livingston760,000102,000
Ludovic Geilich530,00026,000
Uri Reichenstein520,00030,000
Joao Vieira480,000280,000
Cliff Josephy450,000170,000
Ivan Luca450,000-105,000
Steven Buckner383,00066,000
Thomas Lutz345,00044,000
Ralph Massey330,00040,000
Kyle Julius318,000-4,000
Nicklaus Thompson314,000-167,500
Jeff Trudeau250,000-325,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko248,00051,000
Pedro Correa230,000-70,000
Andrea Buonocore228,000-122,000
Jonathan Tamayo210,0006,000
Joris Springael175,000-95,000
Sean Prendiville133,000-223,000
Stefan Ivanov130,00026,000
Rocco Palumbo90,000-25,000
Federico Butteroni70,000-70,000
Chris Ferguson0-248,000
Keith Lehr0-120,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:25 PM Local Time
Counts From Amazon Tan
Adam Geyer980,000-120,000
Nick Maimone850,000-95,500
Taylor Paur610,000160,000
Jonathan Duhamel525,000-75,000
Brent Hanks520,000205,000
Patrik Antonius460,00090,000
James Obst430,000180,000
Manig Loeser425,000-165,000
Ivan Demidov340,000-20,000
Loni Harwood220,500-142,500
Katie Stone155,500500
Ronni Borg144,500-55,500
Lauren Kling00
Randy Holland0-100,000
Barny Boatman0-150,000
Andy Philachack0-125,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:24 PM Local Time
Flowers Sends One Out; Takes Overall Chip Lead

Frank Flowers

Jason Sell moved all in under the gun for 49,000. Frankie Flowers on the cutoff reshoved for 1,200,000. The big blind called, putting at risk his stack of 600,000.

Jason Sell:   
Frankie Flowers:   

The board ran       and Sell made quads to triple up, with Flowers raking in a huge side pot to take the overall chip lead, eliminating the player in the big blind.

Frankie Flowers1,700,0000
Jason Sell150,000-31,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 10:23 PM Local Time
Malzanini Slips

Julius Malzanini

Julius Malzanini opened to 11,000 from middle position, the player on the button called, and William Kopp called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Kopp checked to Malzanini who continued for 12,000. The button called and Kopp folded.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river was the  , Malzanini bet 38,000, and his opponent called.

Malzanini showed   , but his opponent showed    to win the pot.

Julius Malzanini1,230,000-70,000
William Kopp610,000-10,000
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