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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 11:58 AM Local Time
Trujillo Eliminates Strobel

Craig Strobel pushed all in from under the gun for about 60,000 and Raymond Trujillo had him at risk from a couple of seats over with    when we arrived. Strobel had two overs with    but the       board danced around him and sent him to the rail.

Raymond Trujillo235,000130,000
Craig Strobel0-116,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:55 AM Local Time
Zhang Doubles Through Segre

Shibin Zhang was all in from the hijack for 83,000 when we got to his table, having shoved over the open of Lior Segre in early position. The board ran out      , so Zhang's    was good for a pair of tens to beat   .

Lior Segre470,000117,000
Shibin Zhang170,00064,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:54 AM Local Time
Portaro Eliminated by Doe

From the cutoff, Bruno Portaro moved all in for a little under 100,000 and John Doe called in the big blind.


The board blanked out for Portaro, and the Australian hit the rail.

John Doe610,000133,000
Bruno Portaro0-48,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:53 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Gold
Justin Harvell1,375,00055,000
Shankar Pillai995,00090,000
Benjamin Keiley825,000135,000
Chris Moorman805,000-164,000
Aram Zobian650,000-120,000
Allen Cunningham510,000-1,000
Jessica Dawley455,000-59,000
Arsenii Karmatakii350,000350,000
Joe Cada215,0004,000
Sean Shah200,000-4,000
Katie Stone129,0008,000
Rob Brown110,000110,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:52 AM Local Time

Jonathan Levy shoved all in from under the gun for right around 60,000 chips. Action folded around where Gabriel Nastasa moved all in over the top with a covering stack for about 150,000. Action folded around and it was on to a showdown.

Jonathan Levy:   
Gabriel Nastasa:   

The board ran out       which didn't bring any help to Levy and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Levy, who is the host of poker podcast called "The Breakdown," joins his cohost Grant Denison who was eliminated earlier in the tournament.

Gabriel Nastasa225,000-15,000
Jonathan Levy0-72,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:48 AM Local Time
1,160th-1,182nd Place Finishers

Each of these players min-cashed for $15,000.

Vadim Rozin0-22,000
Mitesh Patel0-5,000
Gabriel Abusada0-6,000
Yusuke Akiba0-7,000
Darren Kennedy0-20,000
Richard Tatalovich0-11,000
Christopher Merrill00
Daniel Deveau0-53,000
Shi Chen00
Douglas Malmoe0-6,000
Will Failla0-50,000
Or Ben0-340,000
Dave Straus0-29,000
Zachary Hench0-23,000
Joshua Millet0-58,000
Griffin Malatino0-35,000
Vladimir Dmitriev0-112,000
Mark Becker0-68,000
Temperance Hutter00
Steffen Kylevik0-22,000
Timothy Totten0-22,000
David Mock00
Steven Pelsnik0-43,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:45 AM Local Time
Lynskey Gets an Early Double Up

Alexander Lynskey

Alexander Lynskey opened to 12,000 from early position and Jorden Fox three-bet to 26,000 directly to his left. The action folded back to Lynskey who stuck in a four-bet to 66,000 and Fox just called.

The flop fell     and Lynskey led out for 30,000. Fox called to see the   on the turn and Lynskey opted to check this time. Fox announced all in and Lynskey called to put himself at risk for 91,000. Fox tabled    but it was no match for the    from Lynskey.

The river was the   and Lynskey's pair of kings held on to earn him a full double up in the opening hour of play.

Jorden Fox437,000-63,000
Alexander Lynskey377,000166,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:45 AM Local Time
Day Defends Big Blind Against Ivey

Action opened with Phil Ivey in the cutoff tossing in a raise to 14,000. No one else wanted to play with the multiple bracelet winner until it got to Ronnie Day in the big blind.

Day didn't take long to bump it up to 46,000, making Ivey wake up. He leaned forward at the table, removing his sunglasses for the first time, and asked for a verification of the raise size. Visibly unconformable, Ivey eventually made the call.

Ronnie Day:   
Phil Ivey:   

"There you go," he said as he tossed the call in and the flop came    . Day led out for 55,000 with nothing but ace high, and Ivey stared him down for a bit before he finally tossed in the call.

The   turn gave Day a gutshot to Broadway to go along with Ivey's flopped gutshot to the wheel and he led out for 75,000. Ivey went into the tank again, staring down the big blind player, playing with his chips a bit before he finally slammed the chips back onto his stack before sliding his cards into the muck.

Phil Ivey923,00096,000
Ronnie Day499,00016,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:42 AM Local Time
Remz Eliminated by Hicks

Eric Hicks opened to 20,000 from middle position before Sean Remz shoved all in from the small blind for 112,000. Hicks called, and the cards were revealed.


The dealer spread a       board, and Remz was eliminated from the Main Event.

Eric Hicks880,000185,000
Sean Remz0-141,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:40 AM Local Time
Heimiller Gets River Value

Dan Heimiller (earlier in the Main Event)

Table #456 in Amazon Purple boasts one of the most stacked line-ups in the field today as Cliff Josephy, Paul Volpe, Daniel Alaei, Stephen Song and Dan Heimiller are all seated at the same table. Two of them, Heimiller and Josephy, tangled in a hand with Gionni Demers.

On a      board, Josephy bet 21,000 out of the small blind, Demers called and Heimiller called as well on the button. The   river was checked to Heimiller, who bet 25,000. Josephy, visibly unpleased, folded after some thought, while Demers called it off.

Heimiller tabled    and won the hand with tens over kings.

Dan Heimiller1,000,00055,000
Paul Volpe945,000-44,000
Cliff Josephy505,0008,000
Daniel Alaei380,000-51,000
Gionni Demers137,000-88,000
Velo 690x150
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:39 AM Local Time
Moore Doubles Through Van Sanford

Robert Moore got his last 60,000 all in pre-flop holding    against the    of Ryan Van Sanford. The dealer fanned the     flop and Moore flopped trip aces to take control of the hand.

The turn   and river   were no help to Van Sanford and Moore earned the double up.

Ryan Van Sanford193,00074,000
Robert Moore138,00088,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:39 AM Local Time
A Few Updated Chip Counts From Amazon Gold
In Sun Geoum1,710,00014,000
Justin Harvell1,320,000392,000
Martial Blangenwitsch1,300,000200,000
Ben Yu1,020,000-20,000
Brian Green880,000-127,000
Chino Rheem840,000-64,000
Jason Gooch760,000153,000
Alex Bolotin290,000-15,000
Jordan Young270,00057,400
Paul Balzano230,000-81,000
Jackson White170,000-17,000
Maria Konnikova125,000-35,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:38 AM Local Time
Boujmala Eliminates Garshofsky

After an under-the-gun open to 15,000, Mitch Garshofsky jammed for about 80,000. Samy Boujmala reshipped for a little under 200,000 on the button and the opener mucked    face up. Boujmala showed   .

"That's not good," Garshofsky said, revealing   .

Indeed, the       board brought little hope for Garshofsky and he headed for payouts.

Samy Boujmala260,00052,000
Mitch Garshofsky0-101,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:37 AM Local Time
Huber Wins Battle of the Blinds

It was blind vs blind on a flop of     and Robert Peacock led out for 25,000 from the small blind. Stefan Huber called in the big blind and the   landed on the turn.

Peacock checked and Huber checked behind to see the   on the river. Peacock checked again and Huber reached back for a bet of 101,000. Peacock gave it some thought and eventually made the call. Huber tabled    and Peacock sent his cards to the muck.

Stefan Huber870,000261,000
Robert Peacock180,000-198,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:36 AM Local Time
Pacheco Doubles Through Williams

Robert Williams opened for 14,000 in middle position and Shane Pacheco shoved on his left for 102,000. Williams called with    but trailed the    of Pacheco. The       board brought little to worry Pacheco and he scored a double.

Robert Williams360,000-39,000
Shane Pacheco225,000123,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:36 AM Local Time
Hicks Wins on the Turn

Timothy McDermott opened to 14,000 in the hijack before Eric Hicks three-bet the button to 35,000. Nicholas Rivas called in the small blind, and McDermott called also.

The flop landed     and action checked to Hicks who bet 25,000. Rivas called, and McDermott folded, as the turn landed the  .

Rivas checked, Hicks bet 30,000, and Rivas deliberated for over two minutes before folding.

Eric Hicks695,000-505,000
Timothy McDermott690,000-41,000
Nicholas Rivas130,000-59,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:34 AM Local Time
Cheung Takes From Trudeau

Catching the action on a flop of     Park Yu 'Sparrow' Cheung was first to act from the blinds. He checked it to Jeff Trudeau, his only opponent, and Trudeau checked back.

The turn was the   and Cheung opted to bet, making it 25,000. Trudeau called and the two headed to the river.

On the   river, Cheung put out another bet, this time for 40,000. Trudeau called but mucked when Cheung showed    for three nines and that allowed him to take down the pot.

Park Yu Cheung540,00090,000
Jeff Trudeau300,000-133,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:33 AM Local Time
Ben Eliminates Laplante

Ryan Laplante

The action folded to Ryan Laplante in the cutoff and he moved all in for 81,000. Ryan Van Sanford folded the button and Or Ben re-shoved all in from the small blind for about 240,000. The big blind folded and the hands were shown.

Or Ben:   
Ryan Laplante:   

The dealer spread the     flop and Ben improved to middle set leaving Laplante drawing to only a chop. The turn   and river   improved Ben to a full house and Laplante was eliminated.

Or Ben340,000239,000
Ryan Laplante0-112,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:31 AM Local Time
Geilich Hangs Around Until the River

Marc-Etienne McLaughlin opened to 13,000 from the hijack and was called by the cutoff and Ludovic Geilich in the big blind. The flop came     and Geilich checked to McLaughlin who continued for 18,000. The cutoff folded but Geilich made the call.

The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Geilich thought for a minute and then pushed in a bet of 27,000. McLaughlin wasted little time before sending his cards to the muck and the pot to Geilich.

Ludovic Geilich795,00035,000
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin220,000-38,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:30 AM Local Time
Clarkson Doubles Again

Kevin Clarkson was all in for his last 114,000 holding    against Stuart Elkin and his   .

The dealer spread a       board, and Clarkson doubled again to now sit with 240,000 after starting the day with 23,000 in chips.

Stuart Elkin305,000-176,100
Kevin Clarkson240,000180,000
Velo 690x150