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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 10:49 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Orange
Brian Altman2,700,000920,000
Shankar Pillai2,600,000700,000
James Akenhead2,400,000850,000
Alexandre Reard1,820,000270,000
Nirath Rean1,800,000-500,000
Michael Lavenburg1,320,000-1,260,000
Benjamin Pollak1,300,000400,000
Justin Harvell1,000,000250,000
Dennis Wilke975,000-1,125,000
Michael Haddad950,000280,000
Ludovic Geilich900,00040,000
Loc Nguyen (TX)700,000-285,000
Shaun Deeb620,000-70,000
William Tonking600,000210,000
Sparrow Cheung354,000-11,000
Cash Carpenter295,00015,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:48 PM Local Time
Yilmaz Eliminated by Alaei

Following a flop of    , Erkut Yilmaz was all in from middle position for about 310,000 with   , trailing Daniel Alaei's    on the button.

The   turn and   river completed the board, safe for Alaei to score the elimination.

Daniel Alaei1,850,0001,230,000
Erkut Yilmaz0-447,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:45 PM Local Time
Sejer Sends Varano to the Rail

A short-stacked Paul Varano got his last 225,000-or-so chips in against a raise by Martin Sejer and the Dane snap-called to create the following showdown.

Paul Varano:   
Martin Sejer:   

"Queen on the flop!" one player at the table joked, but instead it came     to give Varano a gutshot. The   on the turn and the   on the river failed to improve Varano and he was eliminated.

Martin Sejer1,600,0001,036,000
Paul Varano0-755,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:45 PM Local Time
Minkin Soars Up the Leaderboard with Monster Call-Down on Galinec

Kelly Minkin

"You guys just missed it!" stated a player to the PokerNews reporter.

Kelly Minkin was stacking up an assortment of chips after just eliminating Ivan Galinec.

Minkin detailed to PokerNews that she held    in the small blind, and called Galinec's button open of 35,000. Minkin then check-called a bet of 80,000 on the     one-heart flop as the turn landed a blank.

Minkin checked, Galinec bet 350,000, and Minkin called. The river landed the  , and after Minkin checked for the third time, Galinec moved all in for 701,000.

Minkin called, and when Galinec revealed his   , he would be sent crashing to the rail as Minkin soared to nearly 3.4 million in chips.

Kelly Minkin3,382,0001,182,000
Ivan Galinec0-890,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:40 PM Local Time
Obst Catches a Bluff

James Obst

James Obst opened on the button with a raise to 32,000 and he was called by the player in the big blind.

The flop was     and the big blind checked over to Obst who bet 20,000. The big blind called.

Both players checked on the   turn, but on the   river, the player put out a bet of 55,000. Obst didn't waste any time calling and the player in the big blind showed his    for the board with a seven kicker. Obst showed his    and his king kicker was good to scoop the pot.

James Obst1,900,00050,000
Velo 690x150
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:38 PM Local Time
Miscikowski Doubles Through Rheem

David Miscikowski

Following a raise to 36,000 from a player in middle position, David Miscikowski called in the cutoff before Chino Rheem three-bet to 100,000 from the big blind.

The original raiser called, and Miscikowski opted to move all in for 712,000 total. Rheem followed suit by moving all in for 3,063,000, and the original raiser folded.


The dealer spread a       board, and Miscikowski secured the double to over 1.5 million in chips as Rheem dropped to just under 2.4 million.

Chino Rheem2,346,000-804,000
David Miscikowski1,566,000791,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:37 PM Local Time
Vener Runs Kings Into Aces

The inevitable kings-versus-aces setup left Scott Vener's Main Event hopes in jeopardy, as he clashed with table neighbor Ming Xi, and Vener was covered by a small margin when the chips went in before the flop.

Scott Vener:   
Ming Xi:   

The board ran out       and Vener was eliminated, the dealer wanted to rush away the board, but Vener asked to take a picture of the showdown.

"He was a nice guy, let him do it," Xi insisted, and after the obligatory setup picture, Vener headed to the payout desk.

Ming Xi850,000263,000
Scott Vener0-295,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:37 PM Local Time
Josephy Shoves, Pileggi Folds a Set of Aces

Cliff Josephy

Cliff Josephy and Larry Pileggi were heads-up on the river on the       board. Pileggi led out with a bet of 125,000 into a main pot of about 250,000. Josephy moved all in, covering Pileggi who had 465,000 behind.

Pileggi thought long and hard and announced the fold, turning over his    for top set.

"Show him the five, Cliff" Paul Volpe said to which Josephy replied, "I don't know if I can, I hit a set of tens," and he slid his hand face down to the dealer.

Cliff Josephy2,065,000415,000
Larry Pileggi465,000-10,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:36 PM Local Time
415th - 430th Place Finishers
Frankie Flowers
Frankie Flowers

The following players earned $29,625 for their respective finishes.

Jason Lester0-430,000
Michael Messick0-140,000
Andrew Kelsall0-600,000
Marco Iodice0-276,000
Kane Lai0-185,000
Lachezar Petkov0-447,000
Mike Takayama0-440,000
Arturas Astrauskas0-481,000
Robert Hankins0-1,200,000
Frankie Flowers0-142,000
Ronnie Day0-1,000,000
Dan Wirgau0-314,000
Hisham Salama00
Dominik Panka0-385,000
Blake Battaglia0-981,000
Tom McEvoy0-242,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:34 PM Local Time
Hutter Slips Back to the Field

There was a raise to 35,000 from middle position and Barry Hutter three-bet to 105,000 from the button. The blinds folded and his opponent made the call. The flop fell     and the action checked to Hutter who continued for 90,000. His opponent called and the   paired the board on the turn.

Both players checked and the   completed the board. Hutter's opponent slid in a bet of 200,000 and Hutter paid him off. He showed    and Hutter pushed his cards forward face down.

Barry Hutter3,820,000-580,000
Velo 690x150
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:33 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts
Brian Yoon2,600,000315,000
Henrik Hecklen1,600,000-370,000
Tobias Ziegler1,550,000150,000
Bas De Laat1,480,000880,000
Pablo Fernandez Campo750,000-50,000
Per Hildebrand600,000600,000
Mina Greco560,000-75,000
Dong Kim181,000-28,000
Chen An Lin0-352,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:30 PM Local Time
Bullets Hold for Gross in Monster Pot

We came upon three players all in preflop with Paulo Goncalves and his    covering everyone. One player held    and Alexander Gross had the   . The sweat was short as the board ran out      .

The player with tens had the shortest stack and everyone had put 259,000 in the middle to cover the main pot. Gross collected all of that plus an additional 770,000 from Goncalves.

Alexander Gross2,300,000850,000
Paulo Goncalves215,000-1,005,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:30 PM Local Time
Minkin Unsure About the Laydown

After a raise to 35,000 from early position, Kelly Minkin was next to act and made it 100,000 to go. The action folded back around to the initial raiser who four-bet shoved all in for around 650,000.

Minkin went into the tank for a couple of minutes, trying to get a read off her opponent. "I don't think I can fold this," she added but got no response. Moments later, Minkin did find the fold but was still unsure about it. "Show me the bluff," she said with a laugh.

Kelly Minkin2,200,000150,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:29 PM Local Time
Sylvain Loosli vs. Bart Lybaert

Bart Lyabert raised from early position and Sylvain Loosli called from the big blind.

The flop came down     and Loosli check-called 40,000 from Lybaert. The turn was the   and Loosli check-called 101,000 from Lybaert.

The river was the   and both players checked.

Loosli tabled    for a jack-high straight, Lybaert mucked, and Loosli won the pot.

Sylvain Loosli1,060,000123,000
Bart Lybaert725,00025,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:27 PM Local Time
Martin Zamani Doubles Through Cory Albertson

Martin Zamani opened with a raise before Cory Albertson three-bet the small blind to 163,000. With the action back on Zamani, he moved all in for 538,000, and Albertson deliberated for several minutes before eventually making the call.


The board ran out       and Zamani doubled through to over 1.1 million in chips.

Martin Zamani1,106,000400,000
Cory Albertson760,000-820,000
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Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:26 PM Local Time
Flynn Barrels Out Yu

Ben Yu raised in the hijack and got one caller before big blind Jamie Flynn made it 135,000 to go. Yu came along and they saw a     flop. Flynn bet 125,000 and Yu called. On the   turn, Flynn shoved all in for about 300,000 and Yu folded.

Jamie Flynn950,000533,000
Ben Yu940,000-260,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:20 PM Local Time
Rheem Sets Up Miscikowski

Chino Rheem

Chino Rheem and David Miscikowski were heads up on the river on the       board. There was already more than 500,000 in the main pot and Rheem bet 420,000.

Miscikowski called and Rheem turned over    for top set and Miscikowski fired his hand into the muck.

Chino Rheem3,150,000830,000
David Miscikowski775,000-575,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:19 PM Local Time
431st - 450th Place Finishers

These players collected $29,625 for their respective finishes.

Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller
Sterling Lipscomb00
Christopher Park0-528,000
Navot Golan0-364,000
Christopher Mcnally0-680,000
Jeffrey Kim0-327,000
Derek Schroeder00
Ian Johns00
Elias Hourani0-86,000
Nadya Magnus0-305,000
Fabian Gumz00
Sean Prendiville0-430,000
Glen Chadwick0-123,000
John Doe0-610,000
Dan Heimiller0-330,000
Benjamin Jones0-446,000
Samy Charni0-231,000
Donald Holmes0-345,000
Stephen Song0-350,000
Juan Vecino0-920,000
Julius Malzanini0-1,700,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:17 PM Local Time
Deeb Clawing Back

Shaun Deeb opened with a raise to 35,000 from middle position and the player in the hijack decided to three-bet, making it 85,000. Action folded back to Deeb and he called.

The flop was     and Deeb checked over to his opponent who tossed out a bet of 100,000. Deeb thought for a few moments, then he moved all in for 385,000. His opponents took a few seconds but then pushed his cards away, allowing Deeb to take down the pot and chip back up to nearly 700,000.

Shaun Deeb690,000470,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 10:14 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Orange
Jonathan Hilton2,400,000500,000
Hari Bercovici2,200,000-1,000,000
Loc Nguyen (AL)2,000,000530,000
Shankar Pillai1,900,000230,000
James Obst1,850,000770,000
Ben Yu1,200,000300,000
Jack Duong950,000255,000
Samy Boujmala840,000682,000
Liv Boeree386,000107,000
Oliver Price0-626,000