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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 6:29 PM Local Time
Vang Busts to Park on Main Feature

The main feature table includes such big names as Patrik Truong, Jim Collopy, Johnny Chan, and Jose Montes, but none of them were involved in the latest all-in showdown. On the flop of    , Hye "Henry" Park check-called the shove of Paul Vang for 55,000 with the    for top two pair.

Vang had put his hopes on the   , and the   turn and   river changed nothing.

The current chip leader on the main feature table is Philip Yeh.

Philip Yeh459,000201,400
Patrick Truong450,000280,500
Jim Collopy410,000173,600
Hye Park308,000100,000
Johnny Chan289,000123,400
Jose Montes187,00072,100
Paul Vang0-244,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:28 PM Local Time
Bernabeu Loses a 492K Flip to Deak

Samuel Bernabeu

Samuel Bernabeu raised to 9,000 from middle position, the player in the cutoff called, and Ferenc Deak three-bet shoved for 236,500 from the button. Bernabeu called and the cutoff folded.

Deak showed   , racing with Bernabeu's   .

The board came down      , giving Deak kings and fours to double through Bernabeu, who could have been the first player to crack 1.5 million had he won the race.

Samuel Bernabeu1,140,000-180,000
Ferenc Deak492,000328,400
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:27 PM Local Time
Borsa Gets a Fold

Alessandro Borsa opened to 8,500 on the cutoff. The players in the small blind and the big blind called.

The flop came    . The small blind checked. The big blind bet 22,000. Borsa called. The small blind folded.

The turn brought the  . The big blind continued with a bet of 30,000. Borsa called. The   river completed the board. The big blind checked. Borsa threw in a bet of 70,000. His opponent went deep into the tank before giving up his hand.

Alessandro Borsa315,00030,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:26 PM Local Time
Bicknell Wins with Flop Bet

From middle position, Kristen Bicknell raised to 9,000 and her opponent next to act in the hijack called.

The dealer spread a     flop, and Bicknell continued for 10,000. Her opponent folded, and Bicknell collected the pot.

Kristen Bicknell175,000-30,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:23 PM Local Time
Rheem Over Neuville

Chino Rheem raised to 9,000 from the button and Pierre Neuville called from the small blind.

The flop came down     and Neuville check-called 11,000 from Rheem.

The turn was the   and Neuville check-called 27,000 from Rheem.

The river was the   and both players checked.

Neuville showed    for nines and fives, but Rheem tabled    for jacks and fives to win the pot.

Chino Rheem395,00010,000
Pierre Neuville60,000-110,000
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Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:21 PM Local Time
Messick Eliminates Hecklen

The action folded around to Ryan Messick on the button and he raised to 10,000. The small blind folded and Henrik Hecklen moved all in from the big blind for about 60,000. Messick snap-called, turning over    and Hecklen showed   .

The board ran out       and Messick's pocket eights held up to earn him the elimination.

Ryan Messick720,0005,000
Henrik Hecklen0-495,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:18 PM Local Time
Jahn Busts to Williams

In a battle button versus big blind, Cory Williams and Sonke Jahn clashed, and the latter ended up all in and at risk for around 190,000.

Sonke Jahn:   
Cory Williams:   

The board of       provided no help for the German and he was sent to the rail.

Cory Williams508,000-500
Sonke Jahn0-300,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:18 PM Local Time
Lebaron Moved

Kaylen Lebaron has been moved to the same table where Govert Metaal and Nicholas Dashineau are seated. Cary Katz used to be at this table too, but his seat has been taken over by another player right now, so Katz has been eliminated earlier today.

Kaylen Lebaron870,000464,900
Nicholas Dashineau390,000-40,000
Govert Metaal300,000-14,000
Ladislav Cerveny100,000-135,000
Cary Katz0-57,300
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:16 PM Local Time
Maimone Gets a Fold

With a substantial pot already brewing and the board reading     , the big blind bet, Nick Maimone called from under the gun, and a player in middle position folded.

The   hit the river and the big blind checked. Maimone bet 63,000, the big blind folded, and Maimone took the pot. He flashed the   as he tossed his cards in.

"I always like to show one... the mystery," explained Maimone as he stacked his newly acquired chips.

Nick Maimone630,00030,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:13 PM Local Time
Bad Day at the Office for Liu

Xuan Liu

One table was still playing seven minutes into the last break and the completed board showed      . William Hickey had checked in late position and Xuan Liu bet 15,000 on the button. Hickey check-raised to 100,000, essentially giving Liu the option to fold or continue with a short stack.

After some consideration, Liu called and Hickey turned over the    for top set. Liu wanted to muck, and as per the all-in showdown rule, her    was exposed.

"She just couldn't catch a break," Hickey said while Liu left the tournament area with a sigh and "I have never ran so bad in one day."

William Hickey450,000268,600
Xuan Liu0-110,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:08 PM Local Time
Outer Feature Table Line Ups

The outer table features big stack Frank Flowers along with Daniel Tang and Shawn Daniels, while the table of Antonio Esfandiari and Daniel Alaei has been moved over to the secondary feature table for the upcoming fourth level of the day.

Frankie Flowers1,094,500-30,500
Shawn Daniels565,00075,000
Daniel Tang511,500225,500
Daniel Alaei303,50068,500
Antonio Esfandiari112,500-23,500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:07 PM Local Time
Level 14 started
Level: 14
Blinds: 2000/4000
Ante: 500
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:48 PM Local Time
Third Break of Day 2

The third level of the day has come to an end with some 1,504 players remaining, and they have been sent into a 20-minute break.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:47 PM Local Time
Elezra Sent to the Rail

Eli Elezra

On a flop of    , Eli Elezra checked from the big blind to Guillaume Dupuy in middle position. Dupuy tossed in a bet of 9,000 and Elezra check-raised all in for a little over 90,000. Dupuy went into the tank and Elezra gave a little speech.

"Just let it go, I have you beat," he said. "They always call when I say that," he continued with a laugh.

Indeed Dupuy called and Elezra also had him beat. Elezra showed    for two pair but Dupuy had outs with   . The turn brought the   and Dupuy made a straight to jump into the lead. The   on the river bricked off and Elezra exited the tournament area just before players went on break.

Guillaume Dupuy427,000156,100
Eli Elezra0-194,800
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:47 PM Local Time
Luca Versus Geilich

Ivan Luca

Ivan Luca has been moved to the Amazon room and found himself seated with Ludovic Geilich.

The player in mid-position opened, Luca three-bet from the hijack, and Geilich four-bet to 45,000 from the button. The initial raiser folded and Luca called.

The flop came     and Luca checked. Geilich bet 68,000 and Luca tanked. After about two or three minutes, Luca grabbed one stack of orange 5,000-value chips and added some more to it. Luca bet 169,000 in total. Geilich looked at his cards again and then folded.

"Queen-ten of hearts!" Geilich said to Luca!

Luca laughed while raking in the chips and then decided to flip over the  .

Ivan Luca640,000300,100
Ludovic Geilich250,000-82,000
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Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:47 PM Local Time
Loeser Wins One; Loses One

Manig Loeser defended his big blind against the under-the-gun raise of Chris Da Silva and checked the     flop, Da Silva checked back. On the   turn, Loeser bet 10,000 and Da Silva raised to 26,000, which the German called. On the   river, both players checked and Loeser showed    to win the pot with kings and eights.

Loeser then three-bet an open-raise from 7,500 to 23,000 and was called by Nathan Henry in the big blind. The flop came     and Henry check-called a bet of 16,000. The   turn went check, check, and a bet of 25,000 on the   river by Henry forced a fold.

Manig Loeser440,000-45,000
Chris Da Silva [Chris Dasilva]400,000-92,000
Nathan Henry280,00070,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:42 PM Local Time
Reilly Folds to Prendiville

The player in early position had raised to 5,000 and was called by the player in mid-position. Nesrine Reilly three-bet to 25,000 from late position and then Sean Prendiville four-bet to 60,000 from the button. Only Reilly called.

The flop came    , Reilly checked, and Prendiville shoved for 143,000 in total which had Reilly covered. Reilly tanked.

"Sorry..." Reilly said to her tablemates while she was going through her options in her head.

After about four to five minutes, the clock was called on her and the floor came over. The floor asked the dealer is she had had enough time to take a decision and Reilly herself confirmed that she did.

After 25 seconds, the floor started counting down and Reilly folded when the count was at zero.

Sean Prendiville280,000155,000
Nesrine Reilly74,000-195,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Greenblatt Flops a Straight Against Aces

Mitchell Greenblatt was heads-up to the     flop, and his opponent got all his chips into the middle for a showdown.

Mitchell Greenblatt:   

Greenblatt had flopped the straight and held as the board completed to score a knockout and move up to 710,000 in the process.

Mitchell Greenblatt710,000247,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Samuel Bernabeu1,320,00050,000
Cory Albertson1,050,000-200,000
Phil Ivey530,000-74,000
Marco Iodice410,000115,000
Alexandre Amiel340,00072,000
Lacey Jones330,000-22,000
Anatoly Filatov330,00085,000
Alessandro Borsa285,00040,000
Chip Jett170,000-10,000
Gavin Cochrane125,000-100,000
Alexis Gavin102,500-152,500
Daria Feshchenko65,000-27,000
Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Stacked Table

Kelly Minkin and Farukh Tach have been moved to the Amazon room, into the orange section. They have been drawn onto Table #500 which also features Nicholas Cushman and Daniel Ospina who have pretty big stacks already.

With Minkin and Tach joining them, it is expected that fireworks could happen on this table.

Nicholas Cushman860,000618,900
Farukh Tach803,00012,000
Daniel Ospina700,000368,800
Kelly Minkin640,000143,000