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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 4:28 PM Local Time
Rheem and Song Battle Again

Chino Rheem

Stephen Song opened to 7,000 from early position and Chino Rheem three-bet to 23,000 out of the small blind. Song thought for a moment and put in a four-bet to 57,000 only to have Rheem ship all in for 156,000. Song instantly called and the cards were on their backs.

Chino Rheem:   
Stephen Song:   

It was another big cooler with Song holding the only hand ahead of Rheem preflop. The flop came     and Rheem spiked a king to take the lead. The   on the turn gave Rheem quads and Song was drawing dead to the   on the river.

Stephen Song492,000-174,200
Chino Rheem318,000100,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:25 PM Local Time
Eichhardt Busts on Feature Table

Down to his last 23 big blinds, Peter Eichhardt got it in with the    against Vladimir Geshkenbein, who had an easy call with the    over on the secondary feature table. The     flop gave Eichhardt an open-ended straight draw, but the   turn and   river were both blanks.

Vladimir Geshkenbein171,000-79,000
Peter Eichhardt0-90,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:23 PM Local Time
A Few Chip Counts From Amazon Purple
Samuel Bernabeu1,260,000537,000
Andrew Kelsall545,000297,000
Phil Ivey460,00035,000
Scott Davies380,00070,000
Jessica Dawley320,00050,000
Kane Kalas320,000-16,400
Melanie Weisner256,00056,700
Liv Boeree240,00036,000
Ryan Van Sanford235,000-194,000
Benjamin Pollak217,00061,200
Yosuke Sekiya210,00025,500
Joe Cada195,00023,900
Davidi Kitai160,00033,000
Maria Konnikova160,000-42,000
Jordan Spurlin150,000-10,000
Jason Wheeler140,000-65,000
TJ Shulman90,00018,000
Cate Hall86,00032,700
Tom McCormick78,00050,400
Will Failla23,000-192,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:20 PM Local Time
Amiel Sends One Out

The player under the gun opened to 8,500. Action folded to Alexandre Amiel, in the small blind who three-bet to 25,000. The player under the gun responded by moving all in for 60,000. Amiel quickly called.

Alexandre Amiel:   

The runout was       and Amiel stayed ahead, sending his opponent to the exit.

Alexandre Amiel268,00042,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:18 PM Local Time
JC Tran Eliminated

JC Tran

From early position, JC Tran moved all in for 19,500 and action folded round to Quyen Phan in the big blind, and she called.


The dealer spread a       board, and Tran was eliminated from the Main Event.

Quyen Phan305,000137,700
JC Tran0-41,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:17 PM Local Time
Misclick Cost Karmatckii Heaps

According to some of the players at the table, Arsenii Karmatckiii didn't see a raise from Joel Tushnet before he put out a bet totaling 36,500 from the small blind, a move which would've put the player in the big blind all in. Action was then back on Tushnet and he took advantage of the situation, moving all in for 79,500. Karmatckii was in the tank when we approached the table.

Eventually, he made a face, shrugged and called Tushnet's shove.

Arseniii Karmatckii:   
Joel Tushnet:   

The board ran out       and that would give Tushnet the winning set, allowing him to double up while Karmatckii was cut down to under 200,000 chips.

Arsenii Karmatckii196,00097,400
Joel Tushnet165,000120,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:17 PM Local Time
Naydenov Wins a Huge Flip Against Gambino

Simeon Naydenov opened to 7,000 from the hijack, Naor Slobodskoy three-bet to 20,500 from the cutoff, A.J. Gambino four-bet to 60,000 from the small blind, Naydenov five-bet shoved for 220,500, Slobodskoy folded and Gambino called.

Gambino tabled   , while Naydenov showed   .

The board came down      , giving Naydenov aces and threes to score the sizable double through Gambino.

Simeon Naydenov469,000130,600
A.J. Gambino12,500-146,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:10 PM Local Time
Harwood Chips Up

Loni Harwood

The player in the cutoff raised to 6,500, the button called, Loni Harwood three-bet to 24,500 from the small blind, the cutoff folded, and the button called.

The flop came     and Harwood bet 25,000. The button called.

The   hit the turn and Harwood checked. The button bet what looked like 45,000 and Harwood called.

The river brought the   and both players checked. Harwood tabled   , her opponent mucked, and she took the pot.

Loni Harwood440,000140,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:09 PM Local Time
Hellmuth Gets There on the River

Phil Hellmuth returned from the break with a short stack and the table was moved over from the outer to the secondary feature.

Jans Arends raised first to act to 7,000 and Hellmuth called in the hijack, Vladimir Geshkenbein also called in the big blind. On the     flop, action checked to Hellmuth and he bet small, only Arends called. On the   turn, Arends check-called a bet of 9,000 and the   river was checked.

Arends showed the    and Hellmuth tabled    to scoop the pot.

Jans Arends190,00046,600
Phil Hellmuth85,000-155,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:07 PM Local Time
St. Clair Turns the Nuts Against Liebeler

Tyler St. Clair

The action folded to Eric Liebeler who raised it up on the button. Tyler St. Clair called from the big blind and the flop came    . St. Clair check-called a bet of 12,500 from Liebeler and the   landed on the turn.

St. Clair checked again and Liebeler checked back this time to see the   fall on the river. St. Clair led out for 21,500 and Liebeler instantly called. St. Clair turned over    for the nut straight and Liebeler sent his cards to the muck.

Eric Liebeler620,00089,000
Tyler St. Clair202,000202,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:07 PM Local Time
Kassouf No More

William Kassouf

The seat of William Kassouf was empty soon after the level had restarted and Alex DiFelice confirmed that he had lost a flip for his last 45,000 or so with pocket nines against the ace-king of David Olson. Kassouf had previously doubled through Olson, but this time a king on the river spelled the end for the Brit.

Josep Galindo was also felted in the Amazon Tan section, while his fellow countryman Daniel Barriocanal doubled for 49,000 with    versus   . The board came       and Barriocanal faded the back door straight dilemma to remain in contention.

David Olson135,00015,000
Daniel Barriocanal110,00040,000
William Kassouf0-31,800
Josep Galindo0-42,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:05 PM Local Time
Jett Doubles Up

Chip Jett

We missed the preflop action, but Chip Jett was all in on the cutoff for his last 70,500 against the player in early position.

Chip Jett:   

The board ran       and Jett doubled up

Chip Jett144,000-6,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:02 PM Local Time
Spencer Cracks Henrysson's Aces on the River

Bo Henrysson moved all in for his last 29,000 from early position and George Spencer called from middle position. The rest of the table folded and the hands were shown.

Bo Henrysson:   
George Spencer:   

The dealer spread the     flop and Henrysson's aces maintained the lead. The turn brought the   and the player in the four seat turned to Spencer and said "you've still got outs."

Sure enough Spencer did have two outs and the table erupted as the   hit the river. Spencer improved to nines full of eights to eliminated Henrysson.

Roland Israelashvili chimed in "You should write about this guy he played two hands all day, his kings lost to ace four all in pre and now this."

George Spencer370,00077,100
Bo Henrysson0-62,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:01 PM Local Time
Markholt Doubles

On a board of      with around 13,500 in the middle, Lee Markholt raised all in for 32,000 over a bet of 8,000. Markholt's opponent eventually made the call.


The river landed the  , and Markholt doubled through.

Lee Markholt78,00043,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:01 PM Local Time
John Henwood Sends One Out

The player in early position moved all in for 23,500. John Henwood, in the small blind, was the only caller.

John Henwood:   

The board came       and Henwood won the pot sending his opponent to the rail

John Henwood130,00053,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:59 PM Local Time
Couden Staying Afloat

There were about 25,000 chips in the pot and the     flop was out when we got to the table. The big blind checked, Joey Couden checked from under the gun, and the player next to act checked behind.

The   hit the turn and the big blind checked. Couden bet 15,000, both of his opponents folded, and Couden took the pot.

"I should have gotten it in preflop," said the player in the big blind. He told the table he'd had   .

"I had you beat," Couden said.


"Yeah, preflop."

Joey Couden90,00090,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:50 PM Local Time
Tach Stacks Up

Farukh Tach is sporting a stack of 791,000 right now and was kind enough to recount what had happened:

Before the break, Tach raised to 5,500, the small blind called and the player in the big blind three-bet to 23,500. Tach called and the player in the small blind folded.

The flop came     with two diamonds. Tach called the 35,000 bet of the big blind.

The turn brought the third diamond with the  , now Tach bet 47,000 after his opponent checked and was called.

The river completed the board with the  , Tach's opponent checked again. Tach bet 111,000 and got called. Tach tabled    for the turned nut-flush to scoop the pot.

Farukh Tach791,000371,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:48 PM Local Time
Higgins Doubles With Quads Before Break

In the last hand before the break Matthew Higgins and his opponent got to the river on the       board. The player bet 50,000 into a main pot of about 140,000 and Higgins moved all in for 89,000.

His opponent called turning over    but Higgins showed    for flopped quads to earn the double up.

Matthew Higgins320,000168,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:47 PM Local Time
Level 13 started
Level: 13
Blinds: 1500/3000
Ante: 500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:23 PM Local Time
Second Break of the Day

The field size on Day 3 has been reduced to fewer than 2,000 hopefuls with 1,979 players still in contention according to the screens. They have been sent off into their second 20-minute break of the day, and some players may end up getting a minute or two fewer with the ongoing chip race of the T-100 denominations.

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