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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 3:02 PM Local Time
Takayama Two-Outers Paur in Near Million Pot

Mike Takayama

Taylor Paur was standing next to his seat with a stunned look on his face and no chips in front of him. After receiving the card with his finishing position from the chip runner, he made his way out of the Amazon room.

Mike Takayama was the one stacking heaps and the table collectively recapped the action that just transpired. Paur had raised to 16,000 from the hijack and Ema Zajmovic had called from the cutoff. Mike Takayama then three-bet to 77,000 on the button, Paur four-bet shoved for 416,000, Zajmovic folded and Takayama called.

Paur held    and Takayama was a dog with   . However, the   fell in the window to ship the almost seven-figure pot over to the Filipino bracelet winner.

"It's all my fault," Zajmovic chuckled.

Mike Takayama1,600,000320,000
Gavin Cochrane1,270,0001,065,000
Ema Zajmovic435,000-316,000
Taylor Paur0-425,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 3:02 PM Local Time
Harwood Eliminated by Kaplan

Loni Harwood

The full board of       was spread by the dealer and Loni Harwood had bet out 125,000 after Jaime Kaplan had checked from the big blind.

Kaplan responded by check-raising all in for 465,000, and Harwood was in the tank.

Jordan Young called over the PokerNews reporter and explained to him that Harwood had bet every street, and Kaplan had check-called each time until check-shoving the river.

Harwood deliberated for a further minute and then called all in for roughly 430,000 total and tabled her   .

Kaplan revealed his    for a rivered full house, and Harwood was eliminated from the Main Event.

Jaime Kaplan1,030,000720,000
Loni Harwood0-457,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:55 PM Local Time
Hata Chips Up

The seat that formerly belonged to Daniel McAulay was filled with a new player, who then got his stack in with   . Aymon Hata, who started the day with just 70,000, looked him up with    and remained ahead on a blank board to move up to more than half a million.

Aymon Hata525,000200,000
Daniel McAulay00
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:55 PM Local Time
Hanks Calls Down to Move Over 900k

Brent Hanks

There was a pot of over 200,000 already in the middle of the table and the board showed      . Brent Hanks was in position against one opponent who moved all in on the river for right around 260,000.

"How much do you have?" Hanks asked, leaning over the table. "Do you have more than me?"

His opponent counted out his stack and upon getting the final total, Hanks called.

"I just have a five," the player said showing   .

It was no good as Hanks had    and that would earn him the pot, pushing him to 935,000 chips.

Brent Hanks935,000369,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:54 PM Local Time
841st - 864th Place Finishers

The following players earned $18,340.

Joshua Greenberg0-22,000
Marc MacDonnell0-178,000
Joao Vieira00
Majed Abusaid0-441,000
Steven Buckner0-345,000
Michael Watkins0-424,000
Shane Buchwald0-115,000
TJ Shulman0-167,000
Alexander Farahi0-156,000
Allan Barnes0-107,000
Michael Stembera0-434,000
Josue Aguirre0-149,000
Mans Montgomery0-194,000
Timothy Burden0-160,000
Jordan Siegel00
Paul Berger0-188,000
Nesrine Reilly0-93,000
Jackson White0-170,000
Joseph Russell0-123,000
Austin Walton0-179,000
Wadoua Xiong0-420,000
Nicolas Noguera0-689,000
David Olson0-108,000
Christopher Graydon0-128,000
Velo 690x150
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:54 PM Local Time
More Amazon Orange Counts
Brian Green900,000-300,000
Eric Froehlich890,000110,000
Billy Chattaway590,000190,000
Yueqi Zhu504,000-96,000
Taylor Paur425,000-575,000
James Akenhead350,00030,000
Cash Carpenter280,000-71,000
Per Hildebrand248,000-32,000
Jessica Dawley181,000-6,000
Andrew Watson175,00047,000
Nadya Magnus146,000-43,000
Nick Maimone65,000-135,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:53 PM Local Time
Should Phil Ivey Get Special Treatment?

Phil Ivey

Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:51 PM Local Time
One For Duhamel

Action folded to Jonathan Duhamel who opened to 18,000 from the cutoff. Action folded to the big blind who made it 60,000 and Duhamel called.

The flop came down     and the big blind checked to Duhamel who put out a bet of 40,000. It was enough as the big blind folded and Duhamel was able to take down the small pot to move over 500,000 chips.

Jonathan Duhamel540,000135,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:51 PM Local Time
Beylin Tests Panka for His Stack

In what looked to be a three-bet pot with about 95,000 in the middle, Dominik Panka in the hijack and Konstantin Beylin on the button checked down       until Panka bet 50,000 on the river. Beylin set him in for 175,000 more and Panka tanked for a couple of minutes before folding with a shake of his head.

Konstantin Beylin1,350,000160,000
Dominik Panka175,000-195,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:50 PM Local Time
Counts From Amazon Orange
Eric Sfez2,185,000-165,000
Daniel Engels1,840,000738,000
Vi Do1,200,000500,000
Ben Yu740,000-68,000
Shawn Buchanan535,000-10,000
Johannes Becker426,000-99,000
Jason Lester405,000367,000
Pablo Fernandez Campo350,00080,000
Adrian Moreno315,000-85,000
Jean Gaspard180,000-820,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:49 PM Local Time
Volpe Doubles Through Song

Paul Volpe

The action folded to Paul Volpe in the cutoff and he raised. Stephen Song three-bet from the small blind and the big blind folded. With the action back on Volpe he four-bet and Song five-bet shoved all in covering Volpe.

Volpe snap called for 487,000 turning over    and Song showed   . The board ran out       and Volpe secured the massive double up.

Paul Volpe987,000507,000
Stephen Song290,000-510,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:47 PM Local Time
Accumulated Betting Discs from Amazon Purple
Barry Hutter1,980,000-120,000
Chino Rheem1,440,000290,000
Brian Yoon1,420,000445,000
Ralph Perry1,350,000-100,000
Chris Moorman980,000-90,000
Tom Cannuli895,00015,000
David Miscikowski840,000246,000
Jordan Young730,000190,000
Kunal Patel710,00040,000
Loni Harwood457,000-103,000
Amal Bounahra350,000-20,000
Ted Lawson350,00030,000
Darren Elias340,000-120,000
Joe Cada340,000110,000
Jesse Sylvia340,000-75,000
Ian Johns135,000-21,000
Alex Bolotin100,0000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:45 PM Local Time
More Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Shannon Shorr1,380,000110,000
Dan Heimiller1,305,00030,000
Stephen Song800,00030,000
Cliff Josephy680,000-20,000
Daniel Alaei550,000300,000
James Romero500,000265,000
Paul Volpe480,000-291,000
Allan Le340,000262,000
Benjamin Zamani320,000-180,000
Jordan Cristos320,000-15,000
Timothy Cramer215,000-55,000
Scott Vener180,000-95,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:44 PM Local Time
No Mercy by Merrilees

Daniel Merrilees

On the tail end of a three-way pot, the      turn was checked through and Daniel Merrilees bet the   river for 150,000. Elgio Gomez Barrios called from two seats over, as did another player, and Merrilees tabled the   . The dealer announced "showdown please" despite no all in showdown, and Gomez Barrios exposed his    for a straight while the third player mucked.

One hand later, Gomez Barrios moved all in for 34,000 and Merrilees just called on the button. The small blind moved all in for around 90,000 and the Brit snap-called.

Elgio Gomez Barrios:   
Small blind:   
Daniel Merrilees:   

The     instantly gave Merrilees top set, and he scored a double knockout with the   turn and   river run out.

He moved tables, causing "woahhh's" and then came over to carry the rest of his belongings, once the Brit sat down, he greeted everyone with a "what's up boys."

Daniel Merrilees2,650,0001,570,000
Elgio Gomez Barrios0-339,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:43 PM Local Time
Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Andrew Graham1,230,000730,000
Eric Hicks1,220,000-5,000
Alexandro Tricarico1,200,000-89,000
Adam Levy980,000155,000
Mike Cordell [Michael Cordell]860,000467,000
Shaun Deeb780,000269,000
Bruno Politano370,00023,000
Richard Murnick290,000100,000
Ralph Massey290,000-41,000
Maxx Coleman290,00060,000
Harley Thrower220,000-101,000
Chris Bjorin220,00044,000
Tom McEvoy157,00018,000
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Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:42 PM Local Time
Enright Stays Alive, Leaves Chan Short

Barbara Enright is most famously known as the only woman in poker to make the WSOP Main Event final table. She is looking for another repeat performance this year and she can thank her lucky stars that she is still alive. Enright pushed all in for 115,000 from early position and Marc-Etienne McLaughlin reshoved for a little over 200,000 in middle position. Johnny Chan was in the cutoff and also moved the last of his 198,000 into the middle.

Barbara Enright:   
Johnny Chan:   
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin:   

Three massive hands resulted in three all in with McLaughlin having both players covered. The flop came     and Enright took the lead with a set of nines. The   on the turn and the   on the river changed nothing and Enright got a full triple up. Chan would take the smaller side pot and McLaughlin was left on crumbs.

Barbara Enright355,000229,000
Johnny Chan166,00056,000
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin45,000-255,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:42 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Secondary Feature Table
Adam Rude1,300,000162,000
Phil Ivey1,100,0000
Juan Vecino983,000528,000
Brian Altman967,00078,000
Dermot Blain462,00036,000
Navot Golan365,000-6,000
Ronnie Day360,000-139,000
Ryan Lenaghan215,000-192,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:40 PM Local Time
O'Neal Takes One from Lee

Three players saw a flop of     and it checked to Stanley Lee who bet 31,000 into a main pot of about 75,000. Brandon O'Neal called and they went heads up to the   turn.

Lee check-called a bet of 44,000 from O'Neal and the   hit the river. Lee checked, O'Neal slid out a bet of 170,000 and Lee quickly folded. "Show the bluff one time" Lee said but O'Neal did not oblige and flicked his hand face down into the muck.

Brandon O'Neal640,0000
Stanley Lee83,2000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:39 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Main Feature Table
Yang Zhang851,000-81,000
Antonio Esfandiari784,000130,000
Tony Miles668,000-238,000
Damian Salas622,0003,000
Davidi Kitai457,000-375,000
Andreas Kniep415,000220,000
Jose Puente315,000225,000
Keith Block159,00043,000
Michael Corson122,00020,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 2:35 PM Local Time
Ospina Approaches One Million

On a flop of    , the small blind checked to WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Ospina on the button, and he bet 30,000.

The small blind check-raised to 80,000, and Ospina called as the turn landed the  .

The small blind bet out 90,000, and Ospina moved all in for roughly 625,000. The small blind went deep into the tank for several minutes before folding to leave himself with just 162,000.

Daniel Ospina955,000240,000
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