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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 7:04 PM Local Time
More Chip Counts From Amazon Purple
Liv Boeree620,000219,000
Matthew Smith445,000254,000
Phil Ivey435,000-95,000
Scott Davies415,00035,000
Simeon Naydenov410,000-59,000
Chris Moorman400,00056,000
Davidi Kitai280,000120,000
TJ Shulman270,000180,000
Benjamin Pollak260,00043,000
Danny Qutami240,000115,000
William Edler220,000124,300
Jessica Dawley195,000-125,000
Gavin Griffin190,000-70,000
Melanie Weisner165,000-91,000
Yosuke Sekiya165,000-45,000
Will Failla155,000132,000
Maria Konnikova150,000-10,000
Shaun Suller115,000-45,000
Jordan Spurlin95,000-55,000
Darren Elias60,000-210,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:03 PM Local Time
Counts From Amazon Tan
Nick Maimone780,000-171,000
Manig Loeser530,000-10,000
Patrik Antonius441,00031,000
Loni Harwood363,00088,000
Ralph Perry360,000-10,000
Jonathan Duhamel345,000180,000
Brent Hanks315,000169,500
Aurelie Reard232,00022,000
Taylor Paur186,50016,500
Barny Boatman154,00019,000
Andy Philachack125,000-13,000
Randy Holland100,00012,000
James Obst85,000-35,000
Lauren Kling35,500-12,500
Joey Couden0-136,000
Chris Hunichen0-360,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:03 PM Local Time
Bicknell Shoves the Turn

Kristen Bicknell and her opponent were heads up on the      board. The player checked and Bicknell moved all in for 105,000 into a main pot of 110,000. Her opponent folded and Bicknell took the pot without showdown.

Kristen Bicknell225,00065,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:59 PM Local Time
Selected Chip Counts Brasilia Red
Dan Heimiller650,00090,000
Aditya Agarwal425,000105,000
Matt Mercurio418,000291,000
Kristen Bicknell160,000-15,000
Thomas Ward140,000140,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:58 PM Local Time
Bounahra Chips Up

Amal Bounahra

Amal Bounahra raised and called a three-bet by the player in the big blind to see a flop of    . The big blind continued for 35,000 and Bounahra was sent into the think tank. She even apologized to the table for taking so long before making the call. The   turn and   river were checked through and Bounahra was shown the   .

She had that beat with    and raked in a nice pot on her new table in the Amazon Tan section.

Russell Holt sent Haral Tsivicos to the rail to boost his stack and other assorted counts from the same section can be found below.

Russell Holt700,000402,200
Manig Loeser540,000100,000
Ivan Demidov480,000353,100
Ronni Borg470,000-50,000
Eric Wasylenko447,000149,400
Phachara Wongwichit350,000-20,000
Amal Bounahra325,00064,500
Cathal Shine190,00080,000
Elizabeth Montizanti160,000-20,000
Haral Tsivicos0-260,000
Sean Troha0-176,400
SuperDraft - Free Sportsbook
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:56 PM Local Time
Feshchenko Eliminated by Turner

Daria Feshchenko open-shoved on the button for 41000. Carson Turner, in the small blind, called.

Carson Turner:   
Daria Feshchenko:   

The board ran       and Turner took down the pot, sending Feshchenko to the exit.

Carson Turner276,000
Daria Feshchenko0-65,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:55 PM Local Time
Galinec Busts Marchese With Set

Tom Marchese

We arrived at the table with the flop down    , and Tom Marchese was all in for around 110,000. We were informed that Marchese had raised to 9,000 from under the gun and saw Don Bisco in the cutoff and Ivan Galinec on the button call.

Marchese and Bisco checked the flop before Galinec bet 15,000. Marchese then made his move all in. Bisco thought for a minute before he made the call. With the action now on Galinec, he went into the tank. Another minute passed before Galinec made his decision and announced all in. Bisco immediately let his hand go, which he declared as   , and the other two players turned over their hands.

Ivan Galinec:   
Tom Marchese:   


Galinec held a set and improved to a house on the river to send Marchese to the rail while the former picked up a large pot.

Ivan Galinec785,000721,000
Diosdado Bisco420,000-89,500
Tom Marchese0-120,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:51 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Brasilia Bronze
Moe Farah540,000280,000
Kevin MacPhee470,00075,000
Jean Gaspard450,000130,000
Daniel Fuhs430,000-90,000
Brian Yoon430,00080,000
Lee Markholt415,000235,000
David Miscikowski380,000236,200
Ted Lawson340,000-25,000
Katie Stone245,000-62,000
Eric Vallee225,000-55,000
Matthew Vaughan180,000-180,000
Jesse Sylvia116,000-14,000
Jordan Siegel112,000-3,000
Michael Wang0-455,000
Daniel Chambers0-240,000
Joshua Mountain0-220,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:50 PM Local Time
A Few Chip Counts From Amazon Purple
Samuel Touil700,000153,300
Per Hildebrand410,00050,000
Chino Rheem335,000-60,000
Jason Gooch325,000-60,000
Pablo Fernandez274,000274,000
Ofir Mor255,00025,000
Daniel Ott85,000-80,000
Chris Grigorian70,000-20,000
Alessio Isaia60,000-65,000
Erick Lindgren0-115,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:47 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
John Anderson760,000241,000
Louis Boutin720,000140,000
Eric Hicks670,000260,000
Felix Merdinger355,000-95,000
Ema Zajmovic350,000100,000
Jordan Young270,000-190,000
Crystal Utley270,000-40,000
SuperDraft - Free Sportsbook
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:46 PM Local Time
Brown Eliminates De La Garza Set Over Set

JJ De La Garza raised to 9,000 from the hijack and Rob Brown called from the small blind. The big blind called and they went three-handed to the     flop. It checked to De La Garza who bet 16,000 and Brown called.

They went heads-up to the   turn and Brown checked. De La Garza tossed out a bet of 25,000 and Brown check-raised all in for 113,000 and De La Garza slid his stack of about 100,000 into the pot.

Brown turned over    for a flopped set of nines and it was a cooler for De La Garza who flopped bottom set holding   . The   completed the board and De La Garza was eliminated.

Rob Brown280,000135,000
JJ De La Garza0-180,100
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:46 PM Local Time
Hall Pays a Double to Kim

A loud "YES!" could be heard from afar and Tom Hall in the hijack could be seen having to pay out 127,500 to Hyon Kim in the big blind.

Kim had    in front of him and the board read      .

Hyon Kim300,00065,500
Tom Hall218,000-67,000
Pim de Goede0-100,000
Scott Hilton0-158,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:45 PM Local Time
Brown Coolered in Kings Versus Aces Setup

Andrew Brown in an earlier event

Jonathan Hilton opened to 9,000 and Andrew Brown three-bet to 23,000. The action returned to Hilton, and he made it 80,000 to go.

Brown flatted, and when the flop landed    , Hilton bet out 50,000. Brown shoved, and Hilton called all in for 281,500.

Jonathan Hilton:   
Andrew Brown:   

The turn and river landed   and  , and a monster cooler saw Hilton double through to 730,000.

Shortly after, the remaining chips of Brown went to James Obst and he left the table with, "Put my chips to good use, that's all I ask for."

Jonathan Hilton730,000400,000
James Obst120,000-120,000
Andrew Brown0-380,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:45 PM Local Time
Set-Over-Set Sees Kim Fly

On a board of     , the small blind led out for roughly a half-pot-size bet of 45,000, and a player in early position called.

With the action on Brian Kim in the hijack, he raised to 109,000. The turn aggressor folded, but the player in the middle called as the river landed the  .

"Do you have me covered?" asked Kim's opponent.

Kim motioned his hands away from his chip stack so his opponent could see it.

Kim's opponent checked, then Kim knuckled behind and was shown his opponent's   . However, it would be Kim's    for a bigger set that would see him collect the pot.

Brian Kim565,000205,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:45 PM Local Time
Moorman Bets Into Aces

Chris Moorman opened from early position and Steve Billirakis three-bet from the hijack. The action folded back to Moorman who made the call and the flop came    . Both players checked and the   landed on the turn.

Moorman led out for 31,000 and Billirakis called to see the   complete the board. Moorman sized up another bet of 86,000 and Billirakis instantly tossed in a chip to call. Moorman turned over    but it wasn't enough to beat the    of Billirakis.

Steve Billirakis715,000280,000
Chris Moorman344,000-161,000
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Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:41 PM Local Time
More for Tach

Farukh Tach raised to 9,000 from mid-position and action folded to the player in the cutoff who three-bet to 32,000. Action folded back to Tach who called.

They both checked through the     on the flop to the   on the turn. Tach bet 22,000 and his opponent called.

The river completed the board with the  , Tach continued with a bet of 68,000, and the cutoff considered her options. After about two minutes, she cut out calling chips and then put them back onto her stack again. Another minute or so later, she opted to fold.

Farukh Tach858,00055,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:38 PM Local Time
Volpe Folds the Turn

There were about 45,000 chips in the pot and the     flop was out when we got to the table. The small blind bet 16,000, Paul Volpe called from the big blind, and a player in middle position raised to 45,000. The small blind folded and Volpe called after brief consideration.

The turn brought the   and Volpe checked. His opponent shoved for what looked like 136,500 and Volpe went into the tank. After just under a minute, he folded and his opponent took the pot.

Paul Volpe296,000-129,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:38 PM Local Time
Feil Eliminates an Opponent

The player in early position open-shoved for 75,000. Michael Feil, in middle position, was the only caller.

Michael Feil:   

The board ran       and Feil won the pot, sending his opponent out.

Michael Feil520,000336,200
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:36 PM Local Time
The Ladies Play Friendly

Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree opened from middle position and Xi Yang three-bet on the button. The action was back on Boeree who called to go heads-up to a flop of    . Boeree checked to Yang who bet 25,000 and Boeree called.

The turn was the   and both ladies checked to the   on the river. Two more checks and Boeree turned over    which proved to be the best hand.

Liv Boeree401,000161,000
Xi Yang85,000-100,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:33 PM Local Time
Bounahra Flushed

Amal Bounahra

Following a raise in early position to 9,000, Amal Bounahra made it 15,000 from the cutoff. The action folded back to the original raiser, and he called.

The flop landed     and Bounahra continued for 20,000 with her opponent making the call before both players checked the   on the turn.

The river landed the   and the original raiser bet out 15,000 and Bounahra called, and then mucked at the sight of her opponent's   .

Amal Bounahra260,500-24,500