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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 6:59 PM Local Time
616th - 640th Place Finishers

These players earned $21,750 for their respective finishes.

Jesse Sylvia0-412,000
Jeremy Eyer0-264,000
Per Hildebrand0-265,000
Daniel Dealmeida0-98,000
Glenn Davidson0-421,000
todd rodgers00
Jamie Cohen0-164,000
Ying Fu0-638,000
Nikola Gunchev0-233,000
Edward Sageer00
Amir Lehavot0-92,000
Kelvin Kerber0-265,000
Pavlo Veksler0-277,000
Andrew Yeh0-230,000
Lee Markholt0-220,000
Oleksandr Vaserfirer0-270,000
Michael Urhausen0-79,000
Luke Donato0-226,000
Brandon Bowyer0-267,000
Steven Snyder0-205,000
Steve Billirakis0-650,000
Aaron Dalnoot0-76,000
Nicholas Schuman0-148,000
Colin Robinson0-650,000
Dustin Goldklang0-433,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 6:58 PM Local Time
Level 19 started
Level: 19
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 2000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
Dinner Break on Day 4

According to the screens, there are 550 players remaining and they have been sent into a 75-minute dinner break. Action is set to resume at approximately 6:55 p.m. local time.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
Borne Busts Dombowski in Last Hand Before Dinner

Two tables were still running, and on one of them, a pot of more than 700,000 had built by the river of a board      . Timothy Dombowski had checked with around 160,000 remaining and Brian Borne pushed all in with the far superior stack.

After spending several minutes in the think tank — the dinner break was already underway for seven minutes — Dombowski called and Borne quickly turned over the   . Dombowski wanted to muck, but as per all-in showdown rules, had to reveal the    for a missed straight and flush draw, and inferior pair. He headed over to shake hands with Borne before collecting his payout, while Borne stacked the chips and added, "I am the rookie of the year."

Brian Borne1,530,0001,144,000
Timothy Domboski0-616,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:42 PM Local Time
Chip Leaders From the Purple Section
Barry Hutter
Barry Hutter
Barry Hutter3,282,000-18,000
Chino Rheem2,870,000-80,000
Daniel Merrilees2,535,00035,000
Farukh Tach2,360,000610,000
Jaime Kaplan2,267,00095,000
Andres Jeckeln2,250,000850,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:41 PM Local Time
Johns Folds a Set and Rheem Shows Him a Straight

Chino Rheem

Ian Johns and Chino Rheem were heads-up on the      board. Johns bet 60,000 into a main pot of about 135,000 and Rheem raised to 125,000.

Johns called and the river was the  . Johns checked and Rheem slid out a stack of 325,000, covering Johns who had 290,000 behind. Johns went deep into the tank and, after about three minutes he announced "fold."

"Show me what you folded," said Rheem, and Johns turned over    for bottom set. "I wasn't going to show you this Ian, but you're my friend and you showed a set."

Rheem then turned over his    for the nut straight, assuring Johns that he indeed made the correct fold.

Chino Rheem2,950,000560,000
Ian Johns290,000155,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:41 PM Local Time
A Few More Amazon Purple Chip Counts
Daniel Merrilees2,500,000-130,000
Kelly Minkin1,980,00080,000
Ralph Perry1,565,000215,000
Mark Zullo1,360,000820,000
Tobias Peters1,200,000-10,000
Bryce McVay1,060,000-20,000
Chris Moorman960,00010,000
Cole Miller922,000573,000
Adam Burriss350,000-28,000
Farid Jattin345,000-215,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Ivey's Run in the Main Event Comes to an End

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey opened to 22,000 from middle position and Brian Altman three-bet to 75,000 in the hijack. The action folded back to Ivey who made the call to see a flop of    .

Ivey check-called a bet of 60,000 from Altman and the   landed on the turn. Both players checked to the   on the river and Ivey checked one more time. Altman stuck in a bet of 195,000 and Ivey check-raised all in for 629,000. Altman thought for over a minute and then made the call.

"Good call," Ivey said. Altman turned over    and Ivey was unable to beat it. Ivey held    and shipped the rest of his chips to Altman in the last hand before the dinner break.

Brian Altman2,200,000800,000
Phil Ivey0-768,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Hicks Takes From Fabre

With the board reading      and a sizable amount in the pot, Joey Fabre bet 115,000 from the small blind and Eric Hicks called.

The   fell on the river, Fabre checked, Hicks bet 425,000 and Fabre called.

Hick tabled   , Fabre mucked and Hicks won the pot.

Eric Hicks1,600,000860,000
Joey Fabre860,000-485,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Boujmala Shows One

After an early open to 20,000, Jake Schwartz three-bet to 54,000 in the next seat. Samy Boujmala made it 110,000 in the next seat, and action folded back to Schwartz, who called. They got to the turn after checking the flop with the board reading     . Schwartz checked and Boujmala bet what looked like 78,000.

Schwartz counted out his stack and folded, and Boujmala showed the  , getting a smile from his opponent.

Samy Boujmala625,000150,000
Jake Schwartz263,000165,000
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Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
641st - 666th Place Finishers

These players earned $21,750 for their respective showings.

Jonathan Tamayo0-113,000
Jeff Berwick0-190,000
Kenneth Daciolas0-290,000
John Ross0-878,000
Michael Corson00
Arne Ruge0-675,000
George Hamati0-243,000
Jordan Young00
Frank Dilorenzo0-132,000
Joris Springael0-135,000
Denis Pisarev0-340,000
William Chattaway00
Allen Cunningham0-635,000
Johnny Skeens0-129,000
Barry Schwartz0-394,000
Sean Baik0-314,000
Moe Farah0-685,000
Ross Mallor0-126,000
Jerome Mangum0-345,000
David Lehnen0-683,000
Arden Cho0-620,000
Roman Yitzhaki0-423,000
Christopher Wood0-150,000
Edward Hislop0-251,000
Marc Kleinman0-275,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time
Touil Rockets Up His Stack

Samuel Touil three-bet an open raise to 75,000 in a battle cutoff versus button and his opponent called to see a flop of    . Action checked to Touil, who continued for 75,000 and was called. On the   turn, the opponent of Touil check-called a shove for what seemed to be more than 500,000 and tabled pocket fours for a set.

Touil only had   , but the   river gave the Frenchman the winning flush.

In the next hand, fellow Frenchman Martial Blangenwitsch sent a short-stack to the rail with ace-jack versus king-queen.

Samuel Touil2,400,000740,000
Martial Blangenwitsch1,550,000250,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:39 PM Local Time
888ride: Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi's Monster Surprise

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is a beast at the table, so now we gave him a ride to match! The Grinder talks about his crazy tournament ROI, whom he hates at the table, and how the other Mizrachi's are grinding along. Then he gets a nifty surprise at the end of this episode of 888ride.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:38 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts Before Dinner
Hari Bercovici2,700,000100,000
Dennis Wilke2,100,000300,000
Chris Da-Silva2,050,000250,000
Daniel Engels1,950,000345,000
Ema Zajmovic1,540,000440,000
Jake Schindler1,020,000440,000
Joe Kuether790,000206,000
Eric Sfez745,000-455,000
Kristen Bicknell515,000-15,000
Johannes Becker430,000-20,000
Mike Jukich390,000209,000
Nadya Magnus305,000159,000
Brian Brubaker255,000-125,000
Oliver Price221,0001,000
Todd Brunson200,000-40,000
Jean Gaspard160,000-20,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:34 PM Local Time
Vecino's Set Takes Ivey Down a Notch

Juan Vecino opened to 23,000 on the button and Phil Ivey defended his big blind. The flop came     and Ivey checked to Vecino who also checked. The turn was the   and Ivey led out for 40,000 which Vecino called.

The river brought the   and Ivey fired another 100,000. Vecino raised to 265,000 and Ivey went into the tank. After a few minutes, the clock was finally called and Ivey was given 30 seconds to make a decision. As his time was running out, Ivey made the call and Vecino turned over    for a set of threes and scooped the pot.

Juan Vecino920,000405,000
Phil Ivey768,000-208,000
Velo 690x150
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:34 PM Local Time
Greenbaum Doubles with Quads Against Kaplan

Jaime Kaplan opened to 25,000 in the hijack and Jonathan Greenbaum called in the big blind.

The flop landed     and Greenbaum checked to Kaplan who continued for 25,000. Greenbaum check-raised to 61,000 and Kaplan slid out an even 1,000,000.

"Is that a million?" asked Greenbaum.

The dealer confirmed the bet, and Greenbaum announced a call for his 538,000 total.


Greenbaum was at risk but in the lead and would need to fade spades. The turn of the   changed nothing, and when the river was the  , Greenbaum improved to quads and doubled to over 1.1 million in chips.

Jaime Kaplan2,172,000-564,000
Jonathan Greenbaum1,140,000635,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:32 PM Local Time
Macdonald Thriving; Le Doubles Through Rasmussen

On the turn of a heads-up pot between Thomas Macdonald and his opponent on the button, both players invested 80,000 each with the board showing      and Macdonald then checked the   on the river. His opponent checked behind and Macdonald rolled over    for a full house to claim the pot.

Nghia Le ended up all in and at risk for 301,000 on the     flop and Jacob Ramussen looked him up with the    for top pair. Le had flopped the nut flush with    and got the check mark for the double as soon as the   appeared on the turn. The   river was a mere formality.

Aram Zobian1,850,000475,000
Thomas Macdonald1,490,0001,013,000
Alexander Lynskey1,200,000685,000
William Hickey1,140,000373,000
Nghia Le850,000627,000
Jacob Rasmussen720,000-730,000
Johannes Becker450,000197,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:32 PM Local Time
Hutter Keeps Increasing

Joe Cada opened to 22,000 from middle position, the player on the button called, and Barry Hutter three-bet to 100,000 from the big blind. Cada folded after a few moments while the player on the button called.

The flop came down    , Hutter continued for 75,000, and his opponent folded.

Barry Hutter3,300,000180,000
Joe Cada180,000-145,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:28 PM Local Time
Full House for the Magician

Antonio Esfandiari

Tony Miles raised to 23,000 from middle position and Antonio Esfandiari called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Esfandiari checked again and Miles tossed in a bet of 19,000. Esfandiari called and the   double-paired the board on the river. Esfandiari checked again and Miles bet another 32,000. Esfandiari chose to check-raise to 79,000 and Miles paid him off. Esfandiari held a king for a full house and raked in the pot.

Esfandiari briefly became the chipleader on the feature table until James Romano took over Salas' old seat with around 1,800,000 chips.

James Romano1,800,0001,635,000
Antonio Esfandiari1,400,000544,000
Tony Miles1,000,000-200,000
Sunday, July 8, 2018 5:27 PM Local Time
Bicknell Can't Crack Kings

Zakarya Wolgamott was all in and at risk preflop for 210,000 with the    and Kristen Bicknell put him at risk out of the big blind with the   . The board came       and Wolgamott held up to double.

Kristen Bicknell530,000-420,000
Zakarya Wolgamott440,000135,000
Velo 690x150