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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 11:49 PM Local Time
Harvell Climbing Back Up

There was 400,000 already in the pot in what Justin Harvell later described as a three-bet pot on the turn with the board showing     . Mark Zullo was in the small blind and he checked to Harvell who checked behind.

The river was the   and both players checked a second time and Zullo showed down his    for two pair. Harvell had the best of it though, holding    and that would earn him the pot pushing him back over one million chips.

Mark Zullo1,920,000260,000
Justin Harvell1,380,000380,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:47 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Orange
Brian Altman3,400,000700,000
Hari Bercovici2,750,000550,000
Alexander Ziskin2,100,0001,000,000
Antonio Esfandiari1,650,000-170,000
Timothy McDermott1,300,000550,000
Jake Schwartz1,185,00015,000
Loc Nguyen (AL)1,130,000-870,000
Richard Gryko1,050,00080,000
Ema Zajmovic921,000-699,000
Rocco Palumbo550,000344,000
Oliver Weis520,000-785,000
Joe Kuether350,00030,000
Matt Sabia340,000-419,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:47 PM Local Time
Rheem Folds Full House on the River

The action folded to Chino Rheem in the small blind, and he completed. The big blind checked, and then both players checked the     flop.

The turn landed the  , and Rheem bet out 50,000 and his opponent called as the   completed the board on the river.

Rheem bet 200,000, and his opponent pushed out a min-raise to 400,000.

Rheem went into the tank and eventually had the clock called on him before he folded what he said was a  .

The big blind tabled his   , and Rheem congratulated himself while dropping to just under 2.3 million.

Chino Rheem2,246,000-100,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:40 PM Local Time
364th - 390th Place Finishers
Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

The following players earned $33,305 for their respective finishes.

Yeow Chung00
Erkut Yilmaz00
Michael Brunner00
Darren Elias00
Kevin Mcminniman0-361,000
Dario Delpiano0-661,000
Ernest Smith0-1,019,000
Benjamin Keiley0-825,000
Ivan Galinec00
Nick Jivkov0-400,000
Oleg Chebotarev0-173,000
Samy Boujmala0-840,000
Tam Nguyen0-594,000
Anthony Maio0-400,000
Katie Stone0-950,000
Liv Boeree0-386,000
Yoon Kim0-850,000
Ian Bott0-356,000
Joel Tushnet0-146,000
Alessandro Borsa0-777,000
Simon Mallemaci0-506,000
Jerad Klick0-336,000
Anthony Ibrahim0-86,000
Paul Varano00
Chad Wiedenhoeft0-463,000
Rafael Ferreira0-323,000
Rene Crha0-360,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:38 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air.

Players will be playing just 60-minutes of this level before bagging and tagging for the night.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:37 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10000/20000
Ante: 3000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:18 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining players are heading on their last 20-minute break of the evening.

There are currently 351 players remaining, and they are all guaranteed a $37,705 payday.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:16 PM Local Time
Pollak Scoops a Monster with the Best Kicker

Benjamin Pollak

We arrived at the table to find Benjamin Pollak facing a bet of 240,000 from his opponent in the small blind. There was already upwards of 400,000 in the pot with the board reading     . Pollak made the call and the rail inched closer to the table to get a glimpse of the action.

The river brought the   and the small blind opted to check this time. Pollak thought for a moment and then slammed his hand on the table as if to give up. His opponent turned over    and much to Pollak's surprise, he held the best hand with   . Although he missed his flush draw, Pollak's hand was good enough to earn a monster pot.

Benjamin Pollak1,780,000415,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:14 PM Local Time
Goncalves Finds a Double

Paulo Goncalves got his last 257,000 in the middle from late position with    and was called by an opponent on his left who had   . The     flop favored Goncalves. The   turn made it so he had a few cards to dodge but the   river was safe for him.

Paulo Goncalves554,000304,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:12 PM Local Time
391st - 414th Place Finishers
Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel

The following players collected $33,305 for their respective finishes.

Scott Vener00
Mark Davidoff00
Ryan Hohner0-809,000
Romain Lefebvre0-75,000
Smain Mamouni00
Carole Agostini0-415,000
Jonathan Duhamel0-440,000
Scott Hamilton-Hill0-329,000
Adam Walton0-749,000
Ronald Sewell0-391,000
Jesse McVicker0-810,000
Chen An Lin00
Keith Carter0-200,000
Oliver Price00
Eric Hicks00
In Sun Geoum0-750,000
Jose Puente0-316,000
Borut Mlakar0-269,000
Dean Murphy0-461,000
Quang Vu0-190,000
Andrew Wilson0-209,000
Blake Whittington0-1,440,000
Matthew Reed0-252,000
Felix Merdinger0-82,000
Gorillla Gaming
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:09 PM Local Time
Trudeau Gets River Value

In a pot that looked to have seen a few raises preflop, Jeff Trudeau was on the button and called 150,000 from the small blind on    . The turn   got checked through and the river was a  . The small blind checked and snap-called 275,000, and Trudeau had the winner with   .

Jeff Trudeau2,850,000900,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:09 PM Local Time
Jeckeln Sees a Sour River

Andres Jeckeln opened to 36,000 from middle position, and action folded to the big blind who called.

Both players checked the     flop as the turn landed the  . The big blind checked, Jeckeln bet 50,000, and his opponent called.

Both players then checked back the   on the river, and the big blind tabled his    for trips.

Jeckeln flashed the  , and dropped to 4.8 million in chips.

Andres Jeckeln4,810,00010,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:06 PM Local Time
Deeb on Fire

It wasn't long ago that Shaun Deeb had about 200,000 left. Now, he's soared past 1.5 million as his latest come-up saw him bust a player who got the last few chips in on a     flop. Deeb held the nuts with    and he was fading only   . The   ended it on the turn.

Shaun Deeb1,530,000230,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:05 PM Local Time
Chip Counts From Amazon Purple; Jeckeln Jumps Ahead
Andres Jeckeln4,800,000900,000
Peter Campo3,000,0001,250,000
Shannon Shorr2,400,0001,330,000
Martijn Gerrits2,100,000450,000
Eric Froehlich1,300,000465,000
Cory Albertson1,250,000490,000
Carter Swidler1,180,000-14,000
Ivan Luca1,140,000414,000
Brad Albrinck1,050,000770,000
Ralph Massey980,000180,000
Jonathan Plens780,00028,000
Bruno Politano700,000295,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:03 PM Local Time
Kitai Shoves Into Aces

Davidi Kitai

Davidi Kitai opened to 35,000 from under the gun and Tony Miles three-bet to 115,000 just a couple of seats over. The action folded back to Kitai who four-bet jammed all in for around 350,000. Miles snapped him off and it was for good reason.

Tony Miles:   
Davidi Kitai:   

The flop came     and Miles was still well out front with his pocket aces. The   on the turn meant Kitai was drawing to one of two tens in the deck. The river brought the   and the table all gasped as they thought it was a ten. Unfortunately for Kitai, it was not and he was sent to the payout desk.

Tony Miles1,890,000890,000
Davidi Kitai0-370,000
Gorillla Gaming
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:03 PM Local Time
Pileggi Doubles Through Josephy

Following a flop of    , Larry Pileggi was all in for 358,000 with    from middle position against Cliff Josephy in the big blind with   .

The   turn and   river completed the board, giving Pileggi Broadway to double through Josephy.

Cliff Josephy1,720,000-345,000
Larry Pileggi960,000495,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:02 PM Local Time
Haro Eliminates Elias to Vault to the Top

Darren Elias

Alexander Haro is now sitting behind a mountain of chips and he filled us in on just how he acquired them. According to Haro he raised to 35,000 and Darren Elias re-raised to 110,000 from the button. Haro called and they went heads up to the     flop.

Haro check-called a bet of 90,000 from Elias and the turn was the  . Haro led out with a bet of 200,000 and Elias called.

The river was the   and Haro moved all in covering Elias who had 550,000 behind. Elias called showing    for a straight but Haro showed    for a rivered flush.

Elias was eliminated and Haro now finds himself at the top of the chip counts with less than one level of play left in the night.

Alexander Haro4,625,0003,065,000
Darren Elias0-1,640,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:58 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts From Amazon Orange
Chris Da-Silva3,105,000-648,000
Alexander Gross2,270,000-30,000
Jonathan Hilton2,075,000-325,000
Antonio Esfandiari1,820,000-180,000
Noe Cantu1,530,000-320,000
Vi Do1,520,000420,000
Ludovic Geilich1,370,000470,000
Michael Lavenburg1,300,000-20,000
Shaun Deeb1,300,00035,000
Daniel Ospina1,140,000640,000
Shigeho Yoshioka1,120,000-480,000
Ben Yu980,00040,000
Yueqi Zhu900,000-120,000
Mike Jukich750,000-150,000
Adam Levy530,00080,000
Gregory Perry502,00097,000
Barbara Enright270,000-90,000
Paulo Goncalves250,00035,000
Pedro Correa150,000-440,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:58 PM Local Time
Dong Kim Doubles with Trips

Dong Kim

On a board of     , the small blind moved all in, and Dong Kim called all in from the big blind for 132,000.


The river landed the  , and Kim secured the double to over 400,000 in chips.

Dong Kim410,000229,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:56 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Alex Livingston2,350,0001,970,000
James Obst1,975,00075,000
Ema Zajmovic1,620,00020,000
Benjamin Pollak1,365,00065,000
Shaun Deeb1,265,000645,000
Jake Schwartz1,170,000350,000
Samuel Bernabeu1,095,00045,000
Gal Yifrach525,000-75,000
Jake Schindler452,000-118,000