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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 4:32 PM Local Time
716th - 740th Place Finishers

These players earned $19,900 for their respective finishes.

Esam Goodarzy0-337,000
Fengju Sun0-227,000
Michael Verhaaf0-677,000
Barry Schmiess0-286,000
Jeffrey Lennon0-460,000
Taylor Paur00
Jeremy Saderne0-52,000
Joshua Abady0-146,000
Andrew Chen0-250,000
Ryan Messick00
Rohan Bhasin0-458,000
Anthony Bogard0-50,000
Amal Bounahra0-350,000
Aditya Agarwal00
Walter Sato0-313,000
Barak Oz0-578,000
Jason Wandling0-165,000
Jackie Glazier00
Jeffery Thomas0-45,000
Monte Phelps0-140,000
Loni Harwood00
Marc Mills0-66,500
Josh Bergman0-410,000
John Oneal0-128,000
Patrick Barba0-138,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:30 PM Local Time
Salas is the Short Stack on the Main Feature Table

Damian Salas limped in on the button and Tony Miles raised to 45,000 in the small blind. Salas called and the flop came    . Both players checked and the   landed on the turn.

Miles led out for 65,000 and Salas called to see the   pair the board on the river. Miles fired another 150,000 and Salas called again. Miles turned over    for kings full of aces and Salas sent his cards to the muck.

Here is a look at how the entire table stacks up.

Tony Miles1,200,000532,000
Antonio Esfandiari856,00072,000
Andreas Kniep801,000261,000
Yang Zhang718,000-133,000
Simon Mallemaci506,000409,000
Jose Puente275,000-40,000
Keith Block250,00091,000
Davidi Kitai236,000-221,000
Damian Salas170,000-452,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Whittington Doubles Over a Million in Massive Pot

Blake Whittington

According to Blake Whittington, Micah Smith opened from early position with a raise to 23,000 and Whittington flatted. Edward Sageer flatted behind bringing players three-ways to a flop.

The flop came down     and Smith checked. Whittington put out a bet of 28,000 and Sageer moved all in for a bit over 150,000. Smith flatted and Whittington flatted as well.

The turn was the   and Smith decided to lead out, cutting out a bet of 175,000. Whittington thought for a long while before putting in the call.

On the   river, Smith moved all in with a covering stack on Whittington for about 250,000 effective. Whittington snap-called. Whittington revealed his    for a rivered full house. Smith was holding    for the flopped nut flush. So that meant Whittington earned a full double.

Sageer moved his purple monkey card protector, who he called Grapes, and revealed his    for a flopped flush as well. That meant Whittington collected the main pot as well as double up to over one million chips.

Blake Whittington1,330,000659,000
Micah Smith150,000-171,000
Edward Sageer0-474,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:29 PM Local Time
Trudeau Wins a Flip

After a raise from under the gun by Jeffrey Trudeau and resistance from the player in the small blind, Trudeau got his last 283,000 in before the flop and turned over the   . He was flipping against    and held up thanks to a board of      .

Jeff Trudeau590,000290,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:28 PM Local Time
Elias Wins on the Turn

Following a raise under the gun to 40,000, Lumni Zhuta called next to act, as did Darren Elias. The player on the button called, as did the big blind, and the flop landed    .

The preflop raiser continued for 40,000, and only Elias called as the turn landed the  .

Elias now had the action checked to him, and he bet 140,000 and his opponent check-folded.

Darren Elias795,000195,000
Gorillla Gaming
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:26 PM Local Time
Hanks Bluff Off a Chunk

On a completed board of      , Brent Hanks bet 180,000 into about 220,000 from the small blind. The big blind said he'd gotten himself into a sticky spot and sighed but made the call after a bit of thinking. Hanks indicated the call was a winner and the big blind showed    to take it down.

Brent Hanks386,000-549,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:24 PM Local Time
Akenhead Gets Value With Ace-High

James Akenhead bet 75,000 from the big blind on      and Michael Haddad made the call out of the small blind after awhile. Both players checked the   river and Haddad showed   . Akenhead had it beat with   .

James Akenhead1,320,000970,000
Michael Haddad560,00031,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:23 PM Local Time
Rheem Takes From Cannuli

Following the river of a       board with roughly 375,000 in the pot, Chino Rheem bet 200,000 from the big blind. Tom Cannuli tanked for a bit in the cutoff before he called.

Rheem tabled    for a set of queens, Cannuli flashed    as he mucked and Rheem took the pot.

Chino Rheem2,390,000420,000
Tom Cannuli530,000-290,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:21 PM Local Time
A Few More Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Farukh Tach2,050,000-114,000
Chino Rheem1,970,000530,000
Jonathan Hilton920,00045,000
Shaun Deeb860,00080,000
Eric Hicks740,000-270,000
Andrew Graham670,000-560,000
Eugene Todd570,000206,000
Jared Palmer566,000495,000
Mike Cordell [Michael Cordell]560,000-300,000
James Romero470,000-30,000
Alan Cutler390,000-10,000
Adam Levy315,000-665,000
Scott Vener295,000115,000
Jordan Cristos290,000-30,000
Tom McEvoy215,000-19,000
Timothy Cramer0-215,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:14 PM Local Time
Stone Doubles Through Lovey

Katie Stone raised to 25,000 from early position and Raphael Lovey re-raised to 100,000 next to act. It folded back to Stone who called and they went heads up to the     flop.

Stone checked and Lovey moved all in covering Stone who had just over 300,000 behind. Stone called and Lovey showed    for just ace king high.

Stone turned over her    and was in great shape to double up and she did just that when the   and   completed the board.

Katie Stone850,00015,000
Raphael Lovey600,00074,000
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Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:13 PM Local Time
Young Eliminated by Montizanti

Jordan Young

Catching the action on the flop of    , Jordan Young was all in for his last 75,000 from the big blind and was met with one call before Elizabeth Montizanti pushed out two big stacks of chips amounting to a raise of somewhere in the vicinity of 225,000.

The player in the small blind folded, as did the first caller, and the cards were tabled.


Young would need some runner-runner help to stay alive, but when the   rolled off on the turn, his chances of survival would be cut down to zero.

The river landed the meaningless  , and Young headed to the rail while Montizanti climbed over 1.2 million.

Elizabeth Montizanti1,216,000236,000
Jordan Young0-110,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:13 PM Local Time
Gryko Loses One Before Table Change

In the last hand before the table broke in the Amazon Tan section, Richard Gryko and his table neighbor were involved in a bigger pot. The turn showed      and action checked to Gryko, who bet 75,000. His opponent called and the   fell on the river. Both players checked and Gryko was shown the    for a straight, which ended up scooping the pot.

With around 1.25 million in chips, Gryko headed over to his new seat assignment in the Orange section.

Richard Gryko1,250,000-150,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:09 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Amazon Purple
Barry Hutter3,120,000-10,000
Brian Yoon1,600,000180,000
Cory Albertson1,480,000660,000
Kelly Minkin1,300,00020,000
In Sun Geoum1,100,000-380,000
Elizabeth Montizanti980,000-220,000
Chris Moorman950,000-150,000
Kunal Patel940,000230,000
Tom Cannuli820,000-75,000
Martin Zamani740,0000
Howard Mash730,00051,000
Daniel Fuhs670,000100,000
Ognjen Sekularac640,000120,000
Darren Elias600,000260,000
Farid Jattin560,00045,000
Jesse Sylvia412,00072,000
Aymon Hata360,000-165,000
Shaun Suller140,000-175,000
Jordan Young110,000-620,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:07 PM Local Time
Only One Table Remains in Tan

Only one table remains in the Amazon Tan section including Anthony Marsico, Richard Gryko and Anatoly Filatov. Other notables such as Karen Sarkisyan, Kelly Minkin, and Scott Davies just moved to different sections.

In the last hand on his table, Johnny Chan raised to 25,000 and then folded when facing a three-bet to 77,000.

Karen Sarkisyan1,650,0001,382,000
Jacob Rasmussen1,450,000641,000
Richard Gryko1,400,000-120,000
Kelly Minkin1,280,000-20,000
Anthony Marsico1,200,000100,000
Anatoly Filatov630,000100,000
Scott Davies480,000175,000
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin240,000195,000
Johnny Chan240,00074,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:03 PM Local Time
McVay and Merrilees Chop

The action folded To Bryce McVay in the small blind, and he completed. From the big blind, Daniel Merrilees raised to 40,000, and McVay called.

The flop landed     and McVay checked to Merrilees who bet 30,000. McVay called, and then both players checked the   on the turn.

The river landed the  , and after McVay checked, Merrilees bet 100,000. McVay called and tabled his    as Merrilees tabled his    to see the pot chopped up.

Daniel Merrilees2,630,000-20,000
Bryce McVay1,080,000-150,000
Gorillla Gaming
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:02 PM Local Time
Fields Backs Down from Hall

Tom Hall opened for 22,000 in the hijack and Eric Fields made it 74,000 on the button. Hall came back with 163,000 and Fields was given serious pause. He removed his sunglasses and studied Hall for a couple of minutes before tossing the dealer his cards.

Tom Hall735,000225,000
Eric Fields463,000-73,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 4:01 PM Local Time
Ziskin Spikes an Ace on the River

A player in late position raised to 22,000 and Moe Farah re-raised to 55,000 from the hijack. With the action on Alexander Ziskin in the cutoff he slid out a stack of 140,000. It folded back to Farah and they went heads up to the     flop.

Farah checked and Ziskin continued with a bet of 125,000. Farah called and both players checked when the   hit the turn. The river was the   and again both players knuckled the felt.

Farah turned over    but Ziskin showed    to take the pot.

Alexander Ziskin1,100,000483,000
Moe Farah685,000-235,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 3:58 PM Local Time
741st - 765th Place Finishers

The following players pocketed $19,900 for their respective showings.

Michael Wolf0-237,000
Elgio Gomez Barrios00
Garrett Lorman0-120,000
Eric Vallee0-142,000
Kevin Clarkson0-240,000
Baoqiang Ho0-242,000
Eric Berger0-451,000
Ray Attiyah0-374,000
Nicholas Stowell0-257,000
Patrick Truong0-751,000
Anthony Kazgandjian0-360,000
Brian Hou0-333,000
Joseph Umdenstock0-180,000
Luigi Knoppers0-330,000
Jeffrey Griffiths0-261,000
Joseph Altman0-406,000
Bob Shao0-224,000
Daniel Rohde0-239,000
Arnold Spee0-301,000
Peter Kelly0-639,000
Scott Hill0-146,000
Expedito Neto0-96,000
Richard Grant0-375,000
Gary Mccloskey0-372,000
Kevin Gosnell0-227,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 3:58 PM Local Time
Henson Trying to Rebuild

Ray Henson was all in from the big blind with    when we got to his table, for about 60,000. His opponent in the small blind was dominated with    and the board ran out       for a Henson double.

Henson said he was crippled before the break when his    was cracked by the same player's   .

Ray Henson130,000-395,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 3:55 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Orange
Shankar Pillai1,260,000-120,000
Ivan Luca750,000170,000
James Obst680,000104,000
Allen Cunningham635,000-115,000
Bradley Berman500,000133,500
Mustapha Kanit350,000-134,000
Mina Greco293,000158,000
Andrew Watson285,000110,000
Matthew Smith279,000-19,000
Federico Quevedo254,000171,000
Steven Snyder205,000125,000
Gorillla Gaming