WSOP | Tournaments | Event Updates
Auto Refresh Rate:

2012 43rd 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

download official reportdownload official winner photo
  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $74,015,600
  • Entries: 7,874
  • Remaining: 0


view updates for day:
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:36 PM Local Time
More Chip Counts From Amazon Purple
Ignacio Sanchez925,000147,000
Jake Cody275,00010,000
Gavin Griffin260,000176,300
Per Hildebrand250,000-20,000
Jason Deutsch175,00058,000
Shaun Suller160,000-49,300
Danny Qutami125,000-15,100
Alessio Isaia125,000-79,000
Chris Grigorian90,000-28,100
Jason Wheeler0-140,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:35 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Responds

Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:34 PM Local Time
Diamonds Are Colache's Best Friend

Renata Colache and Matthew Leecy were heads-up on the     board. There was already more than 40,000 in the pot and Colache shoved for about the same amount.

Leecy called turning over his    for top pair and Colache would need to improve holding   . The   completed the board and Colache spiked her flush on the river to double her stack.

Matthew Leecy155,00031,400
Renata Colache122,000-18,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:34 PM Local Time
Albertson Sends Another One Out

Cory Albertson

Cory Albertson opened to 7,000 from early position. The player in the hijack three-bet shoved for 48,500.

''48,500, that is nothing!'' commented Albertson before throwing in chips signifying a call.

Cory Albertson:   

Albertson hit a pretty favorable flop of    . The   turn and   river filled up the board and Albertson stood up to hug his opponent, before sending him to the exit.

Cory Albertson1,250,000125,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:30 PM Local Time
Updated Counts from Amazon Tan
Brian Saltus680,0000
Matas Cikinas650,000310,000
Anthony Marsico630,000-70,000
Nils Tolpingrud630,000244,000
Nick Maimone600,000-83,000
Ronni Borg520,000240,000
Paul Volpe425,000-17,000
Patrik Antonius410,00060,000
Ralph Perry370,00080,000
Phachara Wongwichit370,000195,000
Dennis Wilke290,000290,000
Loni Harwood275,000-165,000
James Obst240,000100,000
Konstantin Beylin240,000-60,000
Aurelie Reard210,00050,000
Nathan Henry210,00085,000
Prince Cassell180,000120,000
Jean-Pascal Savard165,00045,000
Daniel Barriocanal150,00040,000
Barny Boatman135,000-27,000
Xuan Liu110,000-120,000
George Danzer0-57,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:29 PM Local Time
Reard Folds Trips

Aurelie Reard

With a substantial pot of about 100,000 already brewing the board reading      , Aurelie Reard was in the cutoff and facing a decision for 45,000 from a player in middle position.

After over four minutes in the tank, she folded and showed the  . Her opponent said he just had a nine as he took the pot.

Aurelie Reard160,000-70,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:27 PM Local Time
Bernabeu Folds the River

Samuel Bernabeu

Samuel Bernabeu raised to 7,000 from middle position, the player in the hijack called, and the player on the button called.

The flop came down     and action checked to the player on the button who bet 9,000. Bernabeu check-raised to 22,000, the player in the hijack folded, and the button called.

The turn was the  , Bernabeu checked, his opponent bet 44,000, and Bernabeu called.

The river was the  , Bernabeu checked, his opponent jammed for 112,000-ish, and Bernabeu folded.

Samuel Bernabeu1,270,000-80,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:23 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts From Brasilia Room
Chris Moorman505,00010,000
Jason Gooch385,000-35,000
Cliff Josephy335,000-75,000
Jonathan Hilton330,00030,000
Per Hildebrand270,00020,000
Jake Cody265,0005,000
Sylvain Loosli262,00039,300
Theo Tran220,500-39,500
Allan Le210,000110,000
Kristen Bicknell205,500115,500
Adam Levy200,000120,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko197,000-38,000
Scott Clements185,000135,000
Alan Widmann166,000-34,000
Tom McEvoy145,000-35,000
Jonathan Levy135,500-104,100
Tom Marchese120,000-40,000
Roland Israelashvili108,0001,000
Ian O'Hara65,000-45,000
Lena Evans55,000-52,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:22 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Brasilia Bronze
Dan Heimiller560,000185,000
Daniel Fuhs520,000255,000
Ben Yu510,000195,000
Michael Wang455,000307,500
Kevin MacPhee395,00025,000
Jared Bleznick380,00010,000
Ted Lawson365,000145,000
Brian Kim360,000150,000
Matthew Vaughan360,000-25,000
Brian Yoon350,0005,000
Kyle Julius325,000-25,000
Jean Gaspard320,000-40,000
Amal Bounahra285,000132,000
Eric Vallee280,0000
Darren Elias270,000-50,000
Katie Stone240,000-20,000
James Akenhead240,00070,000
Daniel Chambers240,000-70,000
David Eilers210,000-120,000
Lee Markholt180,000102,000
Nick DiVella170,00010,000
Jonathan Duhamel165,00032,000
Jesse Sylvia130,00020,000
Jordan Siegel115,000-8,500
Tyler Patterson110,00020,000
Aaron Steury110,000-15,000
Justin Gardenhire0-130,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:20 PM Local Time
Mai Lays a Bad Beat on Condo

After an opening raise to 7,000, Nicholas Condo just called from the cutoff. Huu Mai three-bet to 18,000 on the button and the action folded back to the initial raiser who just called. Condo now made it 78,000 to go and Mai bumped it up again to 200,000. That got the third player out of the hand and Condo moved all in for around 300,000. Mai made a quick call with already 200,000 in the pot and the cards were tabled.

Huu Mai:   
Nicholas Condo:   

The flop came     and Condo increased his lead with a set of aces in what was a huge pot at this stage of the tournament. The   on the turn gave Mai a straight draw and the   landed on the river. Mai completed his straight and Condo jumped from his seat and sent his chair flying. Mai just came back from a huge deficit to eliminate Condo from the Main Event.

Huu Mai791,500552,300
Nicholas Condo0-101,300
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:19 PM Local Time
Defeo Takes From Young, Climbs Higher

Gregory Defeo opened to 7,500 from early position. Jordan Young called from middle position.

The flop came    . Defeo bet 9,000. Young called. The turn brought the  . Defeo checked. Young fired 23,000, commenting, ''A little Michael Jordan on the turn!''

Defeo took a few seconds of reflection. ''You have a pair or no?''

''I don't think I'm allowed to say this, you got a pair?'' responded Young, jokingly.

Defeo didn't respond but proceeded to check-raise to 53,000. Jordan three-bet to 84,000. Defeo made the call. The   river completed the board and both players opted to check. Defeo tabled    to rake in the pot and Young mucked his hand.

Gregory Defeo660,00070,000
Jordan Young460,000-83,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:15 PM Local Time
Four Dutchmen Down

Jochum Weenink was eliminated earlier today in a pot worth around 400,000 when he held    and his opponents held    and   .

Paul Berende has also been eliminated as he tweeted that he reshoved    into    for 62,000 and the board ran out       to not provide him with any help.

Oscar Kemps was eliminated when he shoved with    for seven big blinds in the cutoff and was called by the player on the button who held   . The flop came     to give his opponent a full house. The turn was a   but no extra queen came on the river to save Kemps' tournament life.

Joep Raemaekers just won a hand where the board read       with about 58,000 in the middle. Raemaekers was sitting in the small blind and bet 45,000 after considering his options for a while. His opponent in the big blind called after around two minutes. Raemaekers tabled    for the flopped flush and his opponent showed    for the flopped set of deuces.

Steven van Zadelhoff just busted with pocket kings and Shaun Deeb was kind enough to recount what had happened:

Dong Kim had raised to 7,000 and one other player called. Van Zadelhoff three-bet to 27,500 from the small blind and only Kim called.

The flop came    , Van Zadelhoff bet 25,000, and Kim called.

The turn was a   and Van Zadelhoff bet 75,000 and Kim called with    for the set of jacks on the flop to take Van Zadelhoff out of the running.

Martijn Gerrits475,00015,000
Govert Metaal314,000-16,000
Michael Verhaaf283,000-19,000
Joep Raemaekers250,000-43,000
Luigi Knoppers240,00098,000
Bas De Laat175,000-55,000
Pim de Goede100,000-37,000
Steven Van Zadelhoff0-121,000
Jochum Weenink0-170,000
Paul Berende0-75,000
Oscar Kemps0-80,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:15 PM Local Time
Lavenburg Sends One Home

Michael Lavenburg raised from middle position and three players called. They saw a flop of     and the action checked around. The turn was the   and Lavenburg bet 21,000 into a main pot of about 33,000.

The player next to act moved all in for 105,000 and it folded back to Lavenburg who called, turning over   . His opponent showed    and Lavenburg would need to fade an ace or a diamond on the river. The   completed the board and Lavenburg's kings held up to earn him the pot and the knockout.

Michael Lavenburg655,000230,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:13 PM Local Time
Gooch Takes From Cody

Jake Cody

The board was down      when we got to the table and Jake Cody had check-called a bet from Jason Gooch. The river was the   and Cody checked once more. Gooch bet 34,500 and Cody contemplated his decision before he made the call.

Gooch tabled    for top pair and Cody mucked.

Jason Gooch420,00091,000
Jake Cody260,000-60,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:12 PM Local Time
Coleman's Four-Bet Takes it Down

Maxx Coleman opened to 6,500 from early position, Damian Salas three-bet to 19,000 from the next seat over, Marc-Etienne McLaughlin called from the cutoff, Coleman four-bet to 65,000, and both Salas and McLaughlin folded.

Damian Salas600,000-8,000
Maxx Coleman510,00080,000
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin160,00055,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:09 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Busts to Arends

Phil Hellmuth

Over on the secondary feature table, Steve Billirakis made it 6,500 to go from early position and Jans Arends three-bet to 19,000. Phil Hellmuth four-bet to 50,000 and left himself 500 behind out of the blinds, which forced out Billirakis. Arends moved all in and Hellmuth called.

Phil Hellmuth:   
Jans Arends:   

Hellmuth was in prime shape to score another double soon after the previous one, and the     flop was no threat. On the   turn, Hellmuth only had to fear the remaining three nines in the deck, however, the   fell on the river and that ended Hellmuth's bid for another deep run in the Main Event.

The record 14-time WSOP bracelet winner left the table with a smile on his face and shook hands with all opponents before leaving the feature table area.

Steve Billirakis435,000-15,000
Jans Arends246,00056,000
Phil Hellmuth0-52,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:08 PM Local Time
Kling Gives Up

Lauren Kling

With about 25,000 chips in the middle and the board reading    , action checked to Lauren Kling in the cutoff and she bet 7,500. The small blind called and the big blind folded.

The   fell on the turn and both players checked.

The river brought the   and the small blind but 15,500, sending Kling into the tank. She folded after about a minute and her opponent took the pot.

Lauren Kling48,000-62,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:00 PM Local Time
Elias Can't Beat Top Pair

From the cutoff, Darren Elias raised to 7,000 and the big blind called.

The flop landed     and after the big blind checked, Elias continued for 7,000. The big blind cut out a check-raise amounting to 24,000, and Elias called.

Both players then checked down the   and   on the turn and river, and the big blind tabled his   , forcing Elias to muck.

Darren Elias320,000-65,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:59 PM Local Time
Rockets for Jett Gets a Double-Up

Chip Jett

All of the chips got in the middle preflop and it was Chip Jett looking to double up his stack of 119,500. Jett turned over    while his opponent was in trouble with   .

The board ran out      , which proved to be safe for Jett as he held on for another double-up and finally sits on a more comfortable stack.

Chip Jett251,000-49,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:58 PM Local Time
DiVella Runs Into a Flush

The action folded to Nick DiVella on the button, and he raised and the big blind called.

The flop landed     and the DiVella's opponent check-called a bet of 7,000 as the turn landed the  .

DiVella bet again; this time for 16,000, and his opponent check-called before both players checked the   on the river.

DiVella's opponent revealed his    for a flush, and DiVella mucked.

Nick DiVella160,000-65,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander