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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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Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:57 PM Local Time
991st-1,014th Place Finishers

These players collected $15,920 for their efforts.

Lucio Procopio0-248,000
John Newcombe0-73,000
Jack Peterson0-120,000
Ronni Borg0-182,000
Gregory Back0-287,000
Siamak Nejad0-82,000
Jaime Menendez0-267,000
William Lewandowski0-11,000
Joshua Ormiston0-255,000
Alexandre Saulnier0-166,000
Martin Mathis0-215,000
Colin Guthrie0-83,000
Shibin Zhang0-170,000
Fawz Bennis00
Brian Gudim0-71,000
Alexey Samkov0-60,000
Aurelie Quelain00
Corbin White0-75,000
Michael Niwinski0-94,000
Pierre Neuville0-125,000
Ryan McKnight0-36,000
Gabi Hecker0-87,000
Frank Ray0-327,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:55 PM Local Time
DiVella Forces a Quick Fold

Uri Reichenstein opened to 13,000 from the cutoff and Nick DiVella defended his big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

DiVella led out for 15,000 and Reichenstein called to see the   on the river. DiVella tossed in another bet of 15,000 but this time Reichenstein raised to 65,000. DiVella thought for over a minute and then announced all in for around 330,000. Reichenstein instantly tossed his cards to the middle of the table and the pot was pushed to DiVella.

Nick DiVella472,000102,000
Uri Reichenstein435,000-194,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:54 PM Local Time
Hicks Find the Seven-Deuce Again

Eric Hicks

Following a raise to 15,000, Eric Hicks called in the small blind, as did Mark Zullo in the big blind.

The flop landed     and both Hicks and Zullo checked to the original raiser who bets 15,000. Hicks check-raised to 55,000, and the Zullo folded.

The turn and river of the   and   were checked through, and Hicks revealed his   . His opponent showed his    for a busted flush draw, and Hicks captured another pot holding seven-deuce.

Eric Hicks1,545,000345,000
Mark Zullo1,140,000-260,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:54 PM Local Time
Glick Doubles Through Harvell in Nasty Cooler

On the button, Mike Glick opened with a raise to 13,000. Drew Dumanski was in the small blind and he three-bet to 42,000. Justin Harvell was in the big blind and he put in a cold four-bet to 126,000. Action was back on Glick and he shoved all in for 308,000. Dumanski folded while Harvell called.

Justin Harvell:   
Mike Glick:   

The board ran out       which was safe for Glick the whole way through and he was able to double up.

"You didn't have a king did you?" a player at the table asked Dumanski after the hand. "You look like you're going to puke."

Dumanski just nodded silently then shook his head.

Justin Harvell1,340,000-410,000
Mike Glick670,000407,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:51 PM Local Time
Main Feature Table News

There has been no casualty so far on the main feature stage and China's Yang Zhang has pulled into the lead, ahead of Davidi Kitai, Antonio Esfandiari and Damian Salas.

Yang Zhang932,000135,000
Davidi Kitai832,000129,000
Antonio Esfandiari654,000155,000
Damian Salas619,00067,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:50 PM Local Time
Nguyen Busts to Quads

The preflop action was unknown, but when all was done and dusted, Anh Van Nguyen was handed a payout slip with his    still tabled and Christopher Mcnally raked in the pot with   . Mcnally had flopped a set and even got the overkill quads on the river of a board      .

Christopher Mcnally680,000212,000
Anh Van Nguyen0-91,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:49 PM Local Time
Choupeaux's Stack Chopped by Ivey and Lenaghan

Phil Ivey

Over on the secondary feature, Ryan Lenaghan raised to 15,000 first to act and Victor Choupeaux moved all in from the hijack for 75,000. Phil Ivey reraised to 150,000 on the button and Lenaghan shoved for 360,000, Ivey called.

Victor Choupeaux:   
Ryan Lenaghan:   
Phil Ivey:   

The board came       and Choupeaux's stack was chopped by Ivey and Lenaghan, sending the former above one million in chips.

Phil Ivey1,100,000177,000
Brian Altman889,000152,000
Dermot Blain426,000-139,000
Ryan Lenaghan407,000115,000
Victor Choupeaux0-222,000
Brian England00
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:48 PM Local Time
1,015th-1,039th Place Finishers
Ba Dinh0-317,000
Ryan Gianquitti0-158,000
John Gallagher (HI)00
Pedro Llanes0-35,000
Eric Cruz0-113,000
Mohammad Shahid0-70,000
Bret Maynard0-147,000
Steven Prentky00
Sundiata Devore0-130,000
Jason Strasser0-155,000
Marvin Rettenmaier00
Edward Ho0-252,000
Samuel Vonkennel0-117,000
Bruno Portaro00
Craig Strobel00
Jonathan Levy00
Vasili Firsau0-270,000
Todor Plaseski0-63,000
Brian Frasca00
Danny Steinberg0-202,000
Josef Ujlaky0-300,000
Robert Ferdinand0-97,000
Edwin Lau0-274,000
Charles Clark0-80,000
Jacob Meeks0-117,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:48 PM Local Time
Tach Soaring

Farukh Tach

It's been all Farukh Tach in the first level of the day over at table #462 in Amazon Purple. Tach, who started at 1.2m, eliminated several players to soar to 1,770,000.

According to Tach, he first eliminated a player in an all-in situation with pocket tens against ace-queen, where his tens held up. Shortly after, another player opened to four big blinds, the button called and Tach peeled as well with    in the big blind.

On an     flop, the initial raiser shoved 150,000 — twice the size of the pot — with   . Tach called and held up to send another one to the rail.

Farukh Tach1,770,000195,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:45 PM Local Time
Yu Bluffs Off a Heap on River

Ben Yu was on the button with       having been dealt as the community. He had a wager of 150,000 in front of him, which looked to be slightly under the size of the pot, and Lawrence Ma was thinking things over in the big blind. Eventually, he called, and Yu just mucked his cards and conceded the pot.

Ben Yu808,000-212,000
Lawrence Ma750,000340,000
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Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:44 PM Local Time
Flowers the First Over Two Million

Frankie Flowers

"Man this table would make a great TV table!" stated Frankie Flowers after dragging a pot.

Flowers broke down his chip stack, and it amounted to be over the two million chip mark meaning that Flowers is the first player to cross this threshold.

Frankie Flowers2,016,000116,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:44 PM Local Time
1,040th-1,062nd Place Finishers

Each of these players pocketed $15,920 for their respective finishes.

Dimitar Danchev0-138,000
Jake Cody0-245,000
Brian England0-127,000
Joseph Palma0-107,000
Illya Trincher0-88,000
Brett Bader0-69,000
Sriharsha Doddapaneni0-85,000
Manuel Javier0-38,000
Sean Remz00
Paul Fisher0-8,000
Rebecca Campbell0-273,000
Jesse Yoder0-159,000
Corey Dodd0-121,000
Andreas Michelmann0-38,000
David Gutfreund0-114,000
Ronald Rosenberg0-63,000
Ruslan Dykshteyn0-24,000
Julian Menhardt0-238,000
Lexy Gavin0-32,000
James Westenburg0-29,000
Kamel Boukhalfa0-239,000
Anthony Pinto0-268,000
Jose Montes0-70,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:43 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Orange Section
Samuel Bernabeu1,090,000-328,000
Eric Froehlich780,000-455,000
Ema Zajmovic751,000382,000
Yueqi Zhu600,000-94,000
Taylor Paur590,000-47,000
Jared Bleznick580,000-270,000
Kristen Bicknell500,000-65,000
Matthew Reed467,000199,000
Jonathan Duhamel450,0000
James Akenhead341,00068,000
Manig Loeser310,000-74,000
Craig Trost280,000203,000
Chris Klodnicki120,000119,999
Melanie Weisner77,000-12,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:42 PM Local Time
Ben Flushes Away Moore

Three players saw a flop of     and Robert Moore moved all in for 32,000 into a main pot of 54,000. The player in middle position thought it over for quite some time before folding and Or Ben snap called last to act.

Moore showed    for top pair and Ben held both straight and flush draws with his   . The dealer burned and turned the   improving Ben to a king high flush leaving Moore drawing dead. The meaningless   hit the river and Ben earned the pot and the elimination.

Or Ben435,000435,000
Robert Moore0-138,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:40 PM Local Time
Flowers Above Two Million

Patrick Sacrispeyre was walking with a payout slip out of the tournament area and mentioned he was part of a three-way all in that saw him at risk with queens.

"The one big stack behind me turned over aces and made quads," Sacrispeyre said in French and that happened to be Frankie Flowers. A quick look at the table showed more than two million for Flowers, who was in great mood as usual and even kissed the dealer right after he was done stacking the chips.

Frankie Flowers2,050,0008,000
Bryce McVay1,550,000680,000
Bradley Rhodes1,250,000713,000
Brian Yoon1,020,000232,000
Chris Moorman970,000-90,000
Matthew Reimers960,00012,000
William Kopp850,00027,000
Ralph Perry775,000-245,000
Dan Wilson720,00065,000
Amal Bounahra650,00082,000
Colin Robinson650,000-61,000
Bas De Laat600,000315,000
Frederik Jensen480,000105,000
Eric Wasylenko420,000-37,000
Jordan Young400,000130,000
Rhys Jones380,000142,000
Anatoly Korochensky340,000135,000
Jesse Sylvia275,000188,000
Joe Ebanks100,000-336,000
Patrick Sacrispeyre0-108,000
Velo 690x150
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:36 PM Local Time
Peche Falls to Yeh in Brutal Fashion

Darryl Ronconi opened with a raise to 17,00 before Andrew Yeh made it 39,000 from late position. Action folded to the blinds where Daniel Peche moved all in with his short stack for 26,000 and Ronconi and Yeh both called creating a side pot with heads up action.

The flop came down     and Ronconi checked then called a bet of 27,000 from Yeh.

The turn was the   and Ronconi checked again. Yeh fired a bet of 78,000 and Ronconi folded so Peche and Yeh showed down their cards.

Andrew Yeh:   
Daniel Peche:   

Peche turned a straight while Yeh had top set. Unfortunately the river was the   and that filled up Yeh to a boat and sent the short stack Peche to the rail.

Andrew Yeh785,000-28,000
Daniel Peche0-31,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:35 PM Local Time
Hicks Tells a Tale

Eric Hicks

"Hey! Hey! Hey PokerNews!" bellowed Eric Hicks as a PokerNews reporter was walking past his table.

Hicks was in the middle of a hand where he was facing a check-raise from Timothy McDermott, and eventually decided to fold.

"I got a story to tell you." Hicks added.

"I'm serious. You need to write this down. This is the best hand every played." Hicks continued.

As the PokerNews reporter stood there listening, Hicks continued to splurge details.

"So this guy there had like 120,000" Hicks stated as he pointed to seat five that is currently occupied by Adam Levy.

"Not me. The guy before me" Levy confirmed.

"So he raised big, like 20 or 30,000, and I looked down at seven-deuce. I thought about just folding, but I was like why not, so I called." Hicks stated.

"The flop was like king-eight-deuce and I checked to him, and he bet big; like 20,000 again. I just shoved all in for like 150,000 and he went into the tank!" Hicks continued before he just starts laughing out loud.

"I didn't want to break him, but now I wanted to break him, and he was in pain sitting there thinking and rubbing his head." Hicks added.

"Eventually he calls with King-Queen. And then a deuce came on the turn and I broke him!" Hicks remarked and then laughed again.

"I broke him so good. You gotta write the hand. It's the best. All these guys aren't having fun, but I am!" Hicks stated to complete his story.

Eric Hicks1,200,00070,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:35 PM Local Time
1,063rd-1,085th Place Finishers

Here are the last of the min-cashers, who earned $15,000 for their showings.

Wei Zhu0-119,000
Josh Pollock0-131,000
Mark Brazis0-146,000
Dustin Fox0-173,000
Mitch Garshofsky00
Marino Candido0-60,000
Paul Richardson0-134,000
Tan Nguyen0-227,000
Edward Franklin0-137,000
Jeremy Pozza0-72,000
Christopher Barrett0-72,000
Curt Kohlberg0-381,000
Alex Smith0-98,000
David Hausmann0-69,000
Tu Huynh0-178,000
Eracles Panayiotou0-125,000
Ranno Sootla0-108,000
Jason Sell0-100,000
Andjelko Andrejevic0-199,000
Gregory Katayama0-261,000
Rafal Michalowski0-129,000
Stanley Leopard0-409,000
Alexey Laptev0-93,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:35 PM Local Time
Updated Counts Amazon Purple
Mark Zullo1,400,000372,000
Andres Jeckeln1,400,000344,000
Paul Volpe1,290,000345,000
Eric Hicks1,130,000110,000
Chris Moorman1,060,000255,000
Tom Cannuli880,000236,000
Stephen Song610,00032,000
Daniel Alaei360,000-20,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:27 PM Local Time
Chou Spikes a Queen on the River to Leave Klein Short

Andrea Klein moved all in from middle position for her last 96,000. It folded to Chou Chou in the small blind and he put his last 81,000 in the pot. The big blind folded and the hands were shown.

Chou Chou:   
Andrea Klein:   

They saw a flop of     and the dealer burned and turned the  . Klein was just one card away from the double up but the   hit the river. Chou spiked his three outer to double up and Klein was left with just two and a half big blind.

Chou Chou177,000118,000
Andrea Klein15,000-18,000
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