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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 3:23 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts in Brasilia Blue & Silver
Shawn Daniels545,00095,000
Chris Da Silva [Chris Dasilva]492,000-5,000
Chris Moorman440,000215,000
Phil Ivey425,000-55,000
Cliff Josephy400,00080,000
Brian Yoon303,00018,000
Tom Hall285,0008,500
Kyle Julius270,000-5,000
Christian Soto230,00015,000
Jake Cody210,00090,000
Juha Helppi180,000-25,000
Tim Marsters120,00055,000
Keith Lehr110,000-110,000
Leif Force105,000-75,000
Jackie Glazier80,000-30,000
Scott Clements40,000-40,000
Benjamin Dobson36,000-29,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:21 PM Local Time
Deeb Takes Plesuv Out

Pavel Plesuv raised from the under-the-gun position and action folded to Shaun Deeb on the button who three-bet. Plesuv four-bet shoved and Deeb called.

Pavel Plesuv:   
Shaun Deeb:   

The board ran out       to give Deeb a set of queens on the flop and to improve to a full house on the turn to eliminate Plesuv from the tournament.

Shaun Deeb545,000265,000
Pavel Plesuv0-175,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:18 PM Local Time
Wang Gives Up On the Flop

There was a raise on the button to what looked like 10,000 before Mike Wang made it 33,000 from the small blind. Action folded back to the button player who called.

The flop came down     and Wang quickly checked then folded to a bet of 30,000 from his opponent. After losing the pot, Wang dropped to just under 150,000 chips.

Michael Wang147,500-32,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:18 PM Local Time
Recent Dutch Chip Counts
Martijn Gerrits460,000172,000
Govert Metaal330,000170,000
Rens Feenstra310,000105,000
Michael Verhaaf302,00042,000
Joep Raemaekers293,00046,000
Bas De Laat230,000-36,900
Luigi Knoppers142,00016,700
Pim de Goede137,000-7,800
Steven Van Zadelhoff121,000-9,000
Oscar Kemps80,00030,000
Gregor Prizmic Martini0-125,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:13 PM Local Time
Alaei Wins a Big Flip

After a raise from under the gun, Daniel Alaei three-bet in middle position and the action folded back to the initial raiser. He moved all in and Alaei called, having him slightly covered.

Daniel Alaei:   

It was a coin flip with Alaei needed to hit the board. The flop came     and the pocket tens were still in the lead. The turn was the   and the river brought the  . Alaei spiked an ace on the river to eliminate his opponent much to the amazement of Antonio Esfandiari.

"It's just that easy for some people," Esfandiari said as Alaei dragged in a healthy pot.

Daniel Alaei265,000168,400
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Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:12 PM Local Time
Kassouf Folds to Kings

William Kassouf

Action folded to the player on the button, he raised to 5,500, and William Kassouf called from the big blind.

The flop came     and Kassouf checked. The button bet 6,000 and Kassouf folded.

"You got lucky. Show one?" Kassouf asked as the dealer pushed the pot to the button.

The button slid both of his cards face-down to Kassouf for him to look at. Kassouf peeked at both and then held the   up for the table to see.

"He bluffed me with this," Kassouf said before he flashed the button's other card, the  .

William Kassouf31,800-28,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:12 PM Local Time
Marsico and Saltus Lead Amazon Tan Section

Anthony Marsico and Brian Saltus are the current chip leaders in the Amazon Tan section, while Ashton Griffin was just eliminated by Patrik Antonius. On the rise on the very same table is Aurelie Reard, who chipped up early thanks to sending a shorter stack to the rail with pocket queens versus   , Reard immediately flopped a full house.

Anthony Marsico700,000352,800
Brian Saltus680,00010,000
Andrew Brown380,00080,000
Matas Cikinas340,000110,000
Patrik Antonius310,00050,000
Richard Pachoca310,00040,000
Gary Hasson300,00013,700
Loni Harwood300,00080,000
Sonke Jahn300,0000
Ralph Perry290,000120,000
Ronni Borg280,00044,600
Paul Volpe275,000-85,000
Aurelie Reard230,000146,900
Phachara Wongwichit175,000-125,000
Lauren Kling110,0005,000
Josep Galindo42,000-158,000
Ashton Griffin0-212,300
Won Lee0-151,500
Aristeidis Moschonas0-116,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:12 PM Local Time
Elias Three-Bets from the Big

Darren Elias

Following an open to 5,000, Amal Bounahra called on the button before the action turns to Darren Elias in the big blind.

Elias splashes out a three-bet to 22,000, and both the original raiser and Bounahra fold.

As Elias gathered the pot, 2010 WSOP World Champion Jonathan Duhamel joined the table

Darren Elias385,00025,000
Amal Bounahra153,000-22,000
Jonathan Duhamel133,00056,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:11 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts From Brasilia Red
Frankie Flowers718,000-89,000
Brian Altman620,000-20,000
Paul Varano550,000199,700
Henrik Hecklen495,000244,000
Josh Arieh395,000-45,000
Aditya Agarwal320,0005,000
Max Altergott250,00010,000
Linda Kenney Baden230,00025,300
Keith Tilston190,00088,400
Ben Palmer152,00060,300
Renata Colache140,00049,900
Ian O'Hara110,000-24,000
Roland Israelashvili107,00014,300
Farhad Jamasi87,000-416,400
David Diaz79,000-130,000
Stanley Lee33,000-8,000
Timothy Adams0-175,200
Matt Waxman0-64,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:10 PM Local Time
Stai is Here to Stay

Down to his last 34,500, Oystein Stai moved all in from early position and Nathan Henry called from the cutoff, all other players folded.

Oystein Stai:   
Nathan Henry:   

The board came       and Stai doubled to remain in contention, while former big stack Henry dropped below the average.

Nathan Henry125,000-105,000
Oystein Stai75,00028,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:06 PM Local Time
Livingston and Tamayo Join the Amazon Room

Jonathan Tamayo

Alex Livingston and Jonathan Tamayo have found a new home here in the Amazon room and are seated next to each other on Table #531.

The player in the cutoff raised and both the player on the button and Livingston in the big blind called.

They all checked through the     on the flop to the   on the turn. Livingston bet 11,000 and only the player in the cutoff called.

The river completed the board with the  , Livingston bet again but now it was for 27,000. His opponent gave the hand up.

Alex Livingston384,00066,400
Jonathan Tamayo362,000207,000
Kevin Choe0-177,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:03 PM Local Time
Counts from Amazon Purple
Stephen Song666,200212,700
Samuel Touil546,700141,200
Yueqi Zhu475,60046,400
Kane Kalas336,400146,400
Mustapha Kanit296,400150,900
Todd Brunson261,500-28,500
Chino Rheem218,000-67,000
Eli Elezra194,80085,400
Joe Cada171,10090,100
Johnny Chan165,60058,400
Benjamin Pollak155,80097,600
Antonio Esfandiari65,600-16,400
Cate Hall53,300-115,700
Christopher Kruk0-174,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:03 PM Local Time
Albertson Has Lead, Uses It

Cory Albertson

Cory Albertson opened to 6,100 from early position. The player in the hijack three-bet to 17,500. Action folded back to Alberston.

''How much do you have behind? You know how much you started the hand with?'' asked Albertson.

His opponent didn't respond, showing his stack of 75,000 left. Albertson four-bet to 120,000. His opponent folded.

''It's not that good of a hand,'' continued Albertson exposing his   before raking in the pot. His opponent didn't react.

Albertson currently holds the chip lead with a stack of 1,120,000.

Cory Albertson1,120,00020,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:02 PM Local Time
Philachack Lays It Down

Action folded to Andy Philachack in the cutoff and he raised to 5,500. The button and big blind called.

The flop came     and the big blind checked. Philachack bet 7,000, the button called, and the big blind folded.

The   fell on the turn and Philachack bet 13,000. The button shoved for 72,800, sending Philachack into the tank. After several minutes, he tossed his cards into the muck. The button showed    as he took the pot and Philachack said he folded pocket queens.

Andy Philachack135,00019,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:56 PM Local Time
More Orange Amazon Counts
Dominik Panka447,000102,000
Barry Greenstein354,000-6,000
Thomas Boivin340,000239,500
Stoyan Obreshkov295,000-45,000
Allen Cunningham288,000-3,000
Gavin O'Rourke245,00058,000
Krasimir Yankov224,000-106,000
Jennifer Shahade217,00048,000
Taylor Black124,000-57,100
Oskar Prehm71,000-72,600
Loren Klein37,000-8,000
Jonathan Roy0-82,700
Colin Mchugh0-179,300
Greg Merson0-68,300
Nicholas Carrillo0-48,500
Jeremy Joseph0-290,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:55 PM Local Time
Goodarzy Flushes Away His Opponent

Esan Goodarzy raised to 6,000 from middle position and the player in the hijack re-raised to 16,000. It folded back to Goodarzy who moved all in and his opponent called for his last 70,000.

Esan Goodarzy:   

The board ran out       and Goodarzy improved to a flush to earn the pot and send his opponent to the rail.

Esan Goodarzy520,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:54 PM Local Time
Amiel Chipping Back Up

The player in middle position opened to 6,100. The hijack, the button and Alexandre Amiel, in the small blind called.

A flop reading     was dealt. The original raiser bet 12,100. The hijack folded. The button and Amiel called.

The turn brought the   and was checked through to the   river. The button fired 20,000. Amiel made the call. The player on the button showed    for trips but that wasn't good enough as Amiel tabled    for a flush to take down the pot.

Alexandre Amiel226,000-37,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:53 PM Local Time
Lie Sent Packing

Aylar Lie

On a flop of    , Aylar Lie was all in for roughly her last 120,000 holding    against her opponent's    for a flopped straight.

The turn of the   gave Lie chop outs with a nine, but when the river landed the  , she was eliminated from the Main Event.

Aylar Lie0-125,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:51 PM Local Time
Thompson Forces Reilly to Fold

A big pot was brewing in the corner of the Amazon orange section and according to one of the players at the table, a limped pot and a squeeze resulted in a three-bet to 40,000 by Nicklaus Thompson in the small blind. Only Nesrine Reilly called to see a flop of     and Thompson continued for 22,000. Reilly raised it up to 65,000 and was called.

Both opted to check the   on the turn and Thompson moved all in for 186,000 on the   river. Reilly was slightly covered and tried to engage in some table chat.

"You look so sad," Reilly said but didn't get any reply. After spending 90 seconds in the think tank, she released her cards into the muck.

Nicklaus Thompson415,000228,500
Nesrine Reilly165,000-79,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 2:48 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Brasilia Bronze
Dan Heimiller375,00030,000
Jared Bleznick370,000190,000
Jean Gaspard360,000220,500
Darren Elias360,00045,000
David Eilers330,00010,000
Ben Yu315,000-11,000
Daniel Chambers310,0005,000
Eric Vallee280,00015,800
Matthew Vaughan260,00025,000
Moe Farah260,000-70,000
Kevin MacPhee255,000112,900
Nick DiVella225,000-115,200
Jesse Sylvia225,000-5,000
Joshua Mountain220,000-210,000
Ted Lawson220,000-10,000
Katie Stone210,0000
Brian Kim210,00070,000
Jordan Siegel180,00010,000
Michael Wang180,000-45,000
Amal Bounahra175,0000
Scott Montgomery130,000-175,000
Aaron Steury125,00080,000
Aylar Lie125,000-15,000
Tyler Patterson90,000-24,200
Andrew Lichtenberger60,000-60,000
Dario Sammartino60,000-175,000
Lee Markholt35,000-70,000