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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 7:48 PM Local Time
Bicknell Folds to Cabrera

Kristen Bicknell

David Cabrera raised from middle position, and Kristen Bicknell defended her big blind. The flop came down    , and Bicknell check-called an 11,000 bet from Cabrera. The turn was the   and Bicknell again checked and saw Cabrera fire 33,000.

Bicknell had to think through her decision for a couple of minutes, but ultimately she decided to sacrifice the pot to Cabrera.

David Cabrera450,000-33,800
Kristen Bicknell170,000-78,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:43 PM Local Time
Zoughari Takes it on the Turn

Moundir Zoughari raised to 8,000 from the hijack. The player in the small blind and the big blind called.

A flop reading     was dealt and checked through to the   turn. The blinds checked again. Zoughari threw in a bet of 17,000, and that was enough to claim the pot.

Moundir Zoughari940,000577,700
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:41 PM Local Time
Kling Doubles

Lauren Kling

Action folded around to Lauren Kling in the cutoff and she jammed for 37,500. After verifying the bet, the big blind called to put Kling at risk.

Lauren Kling:   
Big blind:   

Kling had the advantage with the bigger of the two pocket pairs and the big blind needed to improve to stack her. The board ran out       and Kling took the pot with fives full of jacks to double up.

Lauren Kling82,00046,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:37 PM Local Time
Chattaway Can't Win Against Aces

Billy Chattaway raised to 9,000 from the under-the-gun position and was called by the player in the small blind.

They both checked through the     on the flop to the   on the turn. The small blind bet 10,000 and Chattaway called.

The river completed the board with the   on which they both checked again. The player in the small blind tabled    and Chattaway mucked his hand.

Billy Chattaway320,00010,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:35 PM Local Time
Esfandiari Builds Stack

Over on the secondary feature table, Antonio Esfandiari raised to 10,000 and Lars Gronning called. Gronning check-called bets of 8,500 on the     flop and 14,500 on the   turn. The   fell on the river and Gronning check-called another 38,500 before mucking immediately when Esfandiari rolled over the    for a straight.

Over on the outer table, Yoon Kim and Daniel Tang tangled in a bigger pot and the board showed      . Kim checked and Tang made it 69,000 to go. Eventually, the clock was called on Kim and he folded after being given 30 seconds to make a decision.

Frankie Flowers1,250,000-51,000
Yoon Kim460,000241,300
Daniel Tang380,000-131,500
Antonio Esfandiari360,000247,500
Lars Gronning326,000-29,000
Daniel Alaei275,000-28,500
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Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:35 PM Local Time
A Few More Amazon Purple Chip Counts

In Sun Geoum is up to about 1.5 million, having just picked up pocket aces and eliminating an opponent who held pocket kings.

In Sun Geoum1,450,0001,080,500
Julius Malzanini1,300,0001,196,800
Alexandro Tricarico950,000773,400
John Cynn930,000791,100
Johannes Becker670,000380,500
Jason Gooch590,000265,000
Chino Rheem560,000225,000
William Kopp540,000227,900
Adam Levy520,000320,000
Per Hildebrand480,0000
Lee Markholt436,00021,000
Ian Johns350,000294,600
Ryan Van Sanford335,000100,000
Ferenc Deak280,000-212,000
Todd Brunson185,000-95,000
Joe Cada165,000-30,000
Darren Elias95,00035,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:34 PM Local Time
Hicks Building

Eric Hicks raised to 10,000 from the button. The player in the big blind called.

The dealer spread a flop of    . The big blind checked. Hicks bet 10,000. The big blind called. The turn was the  . The big blind checked again and Hicks continued for 20,000. The big blind check-called. The   river filled up the board and the big blind checked a third time. Hicks moved all in for around 840,000. His opponent gave up his hand.

Eric Hicks900,00055,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:33 PM Local Time
Some Orange Amazon Chip Counts
Alex Livingston658,000328,000
Jan Mach648,000180,000
Jeff Trudeau575,000159,000
Ivan Luca555,000-85,000
Ludovic Geilich504,000254,000
Uri Reichenstein490,00040,000
Kyle Julius322,000-3,000
Steven Buckner317,000257,300
Pedro Correa300,00045,000
Ralph Massey290,000186,000
Cliff Josephy280,000-55,000
Jonathan Tamayo204,000-146,000
Joao Vieira200,000162,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:33 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Gold
Cory Albertson1,335,000135,000
Jeffrey Benhart910,000157,000
Eric Hicks845,000-45,000
Eric Froehlich775,000462,600
Ben Yu680,000-23,000
Sparrow Cheung535,000535,000
Eugene Katchalov390,000147,600
Ema Zajmovic360,00010,000
Joe Kuether320,000288,000
Lacey Jones280,000-50,000
Jordan Young280,00010,000
Jack Peterson266,0001,000
Chip Jett245,00075,000
Eric Blair240,00060,000
Allan Le200,000-10,000
Jordan Cristos170,000-65,000
Men Nguyen165,00060,000
Nick DiVella95,000-75,000
Michael Tran75,00031,400
Anthony Zinno60,000-10,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:27 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Brasilia Red
Ronnie Day750,000510,200
Michael Lavenburg750,00095,000
Ivan Galinec720,000-65,000
Brian Green605,00040,000
Dan Heimiller600,000-50,000
Brian Altman595,000-260,000
Aditya Agarwal575,000150,000
Mike Jukich440,000375,300
Keith Tilston340,000150,000
Kristen Bicknell248,00023,000
Katie Stone215,000-35,000
Tom McEvoy170,00025,000
David Diaz110,000-35,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:26 PM Local Time
Obst Doubles Up

James Obst

When we got to the table, the cards were already on their backs and the complete       board was out. James Obst was under the gun with    and had gotten the chips in against a player who held    for a flopped open-ended straight draw. Obst's hand held and he took the pot to double up.

James Obst210,000125,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:22 PM Local Time
Yahtzee! for Hicks

Eric Hicks

Eric Hicks has been one of the bright personalities of this year's Main Event and once again he provided some excitement for those around him. Hicks raised to 11,000 from the hijack and the button three-bet to 27,500. The action was back on Hicks who made the call as the flop came    .

Hicks checked to his opponent who continued for 25,500. Hicks check-raised to 120,000 and his opponent went into the tank for a couple of minutes. He eventually moved all in for around 275,000 and Hicks groaned but still made the call. The button flipped over    for two pair while Hicks held    for top pair and a flush draw.

The turn was the   and Hicks jumped for joy. "Yahtzee!" he screamed, but there was still one card to come. The river was the   and the nut flush for Hicks sent his opponent to the rail. "What took you so long with ace-ten?" he asked as his opponent walked away.

Eric Hicks890,000220,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:21 PM Local Time
More Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Samuel Bernabeu1,135,000-5,000
Yueqi Zhu695,000235,000
Maxx Coleman550,00040,000
Ognjen Sekularac460,00010,000
Damian Salas450,000-150,000
Kevin MacPhee435,000-35,000
Shannon Shorr430,000150,000
Alan Cutler430,000170,000
Robert Salaburu430,00088,000
Shawn Buchanan410,00030,000
Andrew Kelsall400,000-145,000
Ted Lawson360,00020,000
Yarron Bendor310,000182,100
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin290,000130,000
Mina Greco205,000-21,000
Danny Steinberg170,000-5,000
Chris Grigorian160,00090,000
Mustapha Kanit145,000-35,000
Aaron Steury86,000-24,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:21 PM Local Time
Volpe Loses Some

With about 30,000 in the pot and the board reading    , Paul Volpe checked from the big blind to his lone opponent on the button. He bet 1,3500 and Volpe called.

The turn brought the   and Volpe check-called a bet of 16,500 from the button.

The   fell on the river and Volpe checked. His opponent bet 21,500 and Volpe went into the tank.

"Bluffing me with the best hand again?" Volpe asked.

"I don't know how to bluff," his opponent replied.

After over a minute, Volpe called. The button tabled    for Broadway, Volpe mucked, and the button took the pot.

Paul Volpe310,00014,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:18 PM Local Time
Domenech Doubles Through Albertson

The player under the gun opened to 9,000. Jordi Domenech, from one seat over, called. Cory Albertson, in the hijack, three-bet to 30,000. The original raiser folded. Domenech four-bet shoved for 153,000. Albertson went deep into the tank for a few minutes before throwing in chips signifying a call.

Domenech tabled    and Albertson showed   , commenting, ''You're in trouble buddy...''

The board ran       and Albertson was wrong, as Domenech got his double-up.

Cory Albertson1,200,000150,000
Jordi Domenech320,000110,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:13 PM Local Time
Borsa Hits Harder than Liebeler

Ben Yu opened to 10,000 from the hijack and Eric Liebeler reraised to 32,500 in the cutoff. Alessandro Borsa flat-called from the button and Yu laid his hand down. The flop came     and Liebeler led out for 47,500 which Borsa called.

The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Liebeler checked again and Borsa slid in a bet of 71,000. Liebeler snap-called and Borsa turned over    for a straight.

"I had queen-ten of spades," Liebeler mentioned as he pushed chips towards Borsa. "If you would have bet the turn, I would have jammed all in."

Eric Liebeler906,000108,000
Ben Yu703,000193,000
Alessandro Borsa497,000182,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:13 PM Local Time
Paur Doubles Through Pateychuk

Taylor Paur was all in and at risk for 186,000 with    and had little to fear, as Andrey Pateychuk held a dominated   . The board of       already confirmed Paur's double on the turn, and he jumped above the average.

Among those to have chipped up in the Amazon Tan section are also Anthony Marsico, Nils Tolpingrud, Tobias Ziegler, and Vi Do.

Anthony Marsico800,000170,000
Nils Tolpingrud765,000135,000
Tobias Ziegler715,000380,000
Vi Do600,000120,000
Taylor Paur390,000203,500
Andrey Pateychuk345,000-80,000
Casey McCarrel340,000-235,000
Richard Murnick275,000-80,000
Chris Bjorin190,00070,000
Barny Boatman150,000-4,000
David Olson90,000-45,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:13 PM Local Time
Springael Takes From Lutz

Thomas Lutz raised to 9,000 from the hijack and was only called by Joris Springael in the big blind.

They both checked through the     on the flop to the   on the turn. Springael bet 11,000 and Lutz called.

The river completed the board with the  , Springael looked at Lutz's stack, and then decided to bet 15,000. Lutz glanced at the board and then called. Springael tabled    for the full house and Lutz mucked his hand.

Martijn Gerrits500,00025,000
Andrea Buonocore350,000122,700
Thomas Lutz301,000-11,800
Joris Springael270,00033,000
Jamie Kerstetter120,00049,000
Stefan Ivanov104,000-66,000
Kevin Kwan0-44,000
Michael Cordes0-118,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:08 PM Local Time
Thompson Eliminates Sontheimer

Steffen Sontheimer

Nicklaus Thompson raised to 8,000 from the hijack and Steffen Sontheimer was next to act in the cutoff. Sontheimer three-bet to 25,000. Action folded back to Thompson who asked how much Sontheimer was playing. Thompson then put Sontheimer all in and Sontheimer snap-called.

Steffen Sontheimer:   
Nicklaus Thompson:   

The board ran out       to eliminate Sontheimer from the tournament.

Nicklaus Thompson481,50066,500
Sean Prendiville356,00076,000
Nesrine Reilly69,000-5,000
Steffen Sontheimer0-175,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:06 PM Local Time
Messick Wins the Raising War

The action folded to the player in the cutoff and he raised to 9,000. Stanley Lee was next to act in the cutoff and he reraised to 26,500. Ryan Messick asked to see Lee's stack and Lee obliged. Messick then slid out a stack of 66,500 and that was enough to take the pot.

Ryan Messick640,00020,000
Stanley Lee115,00060,000