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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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Monday, July 9, 2018 3:15 PM Local Time
Lee Eliminated by Fabre

Richard Lee was all in for about 350,000 from middle position with   , racing with Joey Fabre's    in early position.

The board came down      , giving Fabre a pair of aces to eliminate Lee.

Joey Fabre1,420,000320,000
Richard Lee0-450,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:15 PM Local Time
Mor Gets More After Double Elimination

Scott Franklin raised to 80,000 from early position and Adam Geyer three-bet all in for 330,000. Ofir Mor was in the big blind and reraised all in as well. Franklin snap-called for his last 630,000.

Scott Franklin:   
Adam Geyer:   
Ofir Mor:   

It wasn't good for the two at-risk players holding each other's outs, but the     flop gave them gutshot outs and a backdoor flush draw for Geyer. The turn   and river   didn't help either player and Mor scored the double knockout to moved over three million chips.

Ofir Mor3,500,0001,305,000
Scott Franklin0-740,000
Adam Geyer0-975,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:14 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Ognjen Sekularac2,800,000200,000
Clayton Fletcher2,400,000-120,000
Mark Stockton1,800,000-100,000
Nicolas Manion1,300,000350,000
Jake Toole1,250,000-150,000
Brent Ballentine1,100,00050,000
Steven Federspiel920,000370,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:11 PM Local Time
Who Won the 888poker "8-Team" World Series of Poker Main Event Competition?

888poker ran an "8-Team" competition during this year's World Series of Poker Main Event. Seven professional poker players from seven different countries selected a wingman and an 888poker qualifier to their team. The team that accumulated the most points by going the deepest in the WSOP Main Event won 3 Main Event packages for the 2019 World Series of Poker. Russia's Team Captain Arsenii Karmatckii was the last of the 8-team members to bust the World Series of Poker Main Event in 268th place for $42,980. Was that enough for Russia to win the "8-Team" event?

Monday, July 9, 2018 3:05 PM Local Time
Kopp Doubles Through Liebeler

All the money got in preflop between William Kopp and Eric Liebeler with Kopp at risk with the shorter stack of 745,000.

William Kopp:   
Eric Liebeler:   

The flop came down    , which put Kopp in a deep hole as he now needed to catch just straight outs or running cards to stay alive, but the turn was the   which now improved Liebeler to the straight but gave Kopp a full nine outs to a full house. The river was one of those as the   rolled off, pairing the board and earning the double for Kopp, leaving Liebeler with just 675,000 chips.

William Kopp1,550,00070,000
Eric Liebeler675,000-1,025,000
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Monday, July 9, 2018 3:05 PM Local Time
Ip Trips Up Against Barrell

On a     flop, Kwong Ip checked to Mason Barrell who bet 140,000. Ip check-raised all in for around 1,000,000 and Barrell quickly called.

Kwong Ip:   
Mason Barrell:   

Ip had run into the trips of Barrell and the board ran out   , meaning Ip was eliminated.

Mason Barrell2,950,0001,150,000
Kwong Ip0-1,000,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:03 PM Local Time
Shaw's Kings Hold to Win

Frederik Salari got all his chips into the middle preflop and was up against Sharukh Shaw.

Frederik Salari:   
Sharukh Shaw:   


"I need some luck," said Salari when he saw Shaw's hand. The flop and turn weren't what he needed, however it did produce him some extra outs. But the river sealed his elimination fate after Shaw hit a set of kings.

Sharukh Shaw3,200,0001,200,000
Frederik Salari00
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:03 PM Local Time
Franklin Doubles Through Lee

We found Scott Franklin all in and at risk with    from the button for 325,000 against the    of Richard Lee. The board ran out      , no help to Lee, so Franklin doubled up.

Scott Franklin740,00078,000
Richard Lee450,000-370,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:00 PM Local Time
Mosbock Doubles Through Lanzerstorfer

Mario Mosbock opened with a raise from early position before Roman Lanzerstorfer three-bet the hijack to 175,000. The action folded back to Mosbock, and he moved all in for 510,000 and Lanzerstorfer called.


The dealer spread a       board, and Mosbock doubled through to over 1.1 million in chips.

Roman Lanzerstorfer1,140,000119,000
Mario Mosbock1,110,00060,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:59 PM Local Time
Luca Four-Bet Ships

Ivan Luca

Ivan Luca opened for 75,000 in the hijack and Mason Barrell made it 210,000 on his left. Luca came back with an all-in shove for 1,060,000 after counting out his stack. Barrell folded after about 15 seconds.

Mason Barrell1,800,000-315,000
Ivan Luca1,350,000250,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:55 PM Local Time
Froehlich Wins Preflop Raising War

When we got to the table, Eric Froehlich had 235,000 in front of him in the cutoff, and Nils Tolpingrud had 600,000 in front of him in the small blind. After a pause, Froehlich moved all in and Tolpingrud folded.

Tolpingrud was left with 2,700,000 behind while Froehlich chipped up to over five million.

Eric Froehlich5,500,0001,280,000
Nils Tolpingrud2,700,000-600,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:53 PM Local Time
Harvell Eliminates Quevedo

Justin Harvell raised to 80,000 from under the gun and Federico Quevedo moved all in for 232,000 next to act. It folded back to Harvell who called turning over    and Quevedo showed   .

Quevedo paired his queen in the window to take the lead on the     flop. The dealer burned and turned the   and Harvell turned a set of eights leaving Quevedo drawing dead.

The meaningless   completed the board earning Harvell the pot and Quevedo was sent to the rail.

Justin Harvell1,400,000450,000
Federico Quevedo0-640,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:53 PM Local Time
Merrilees Shoves on Lee

The action folded to Richard Lee in middle position, and he raised to 60,000. Daniel Merrilees pushed all in from the cutoff for 355,000, and action returned to Lee.

Lee deliberated for several minutes before eventually opting to fold, and Merrilees secured the pot to move over 500,000 in chips.

Richard Lee820,000-80,000
Daniel Merrilees505,000110,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:52 PM Local Time
Minkin Down From Peak

Kelly Minkin opened to 70,000 and Richard Pyne defended his big blind. The flop came     and Pyne check-called a bet of 100,000.

Pyne checked the   turn and Minkin bet 275,000. Pyne quickly check-raised all in and Minkin threw her hand into the muck.

Kelly Minkin4,100,000-1,600,000
Ricky Pyne1,650,000430,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:50 PM Local Time
Ostapchenko Doubles Through Altman

After a hijack open to 60,000 and a call, Brian Altman made it 260,000 on the button. Andrew Ostapchenko shoved for 1,650,000 in the small blind and Altman called. It was Altman's    against    and the board ran out      , ten-free for an Ostapchenko double.

Andrew Ostapchenko3,550,0001,850,000
Brian Altman3,270,000-1,530,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:47 PM Local Time
Josephy Launches a River Bomb to Take Down a Big Pot

Cliff Josephy

William Kopp opened with a raise to 55,000 from early position before Cliff Josephy made it 170,000 from the next seat over. Action folded around to the cutoff where Eric Liebeler cold-called Josephy's three-bet and Kopp called as well.

"Oh boy," Josephy said as the dealer began to spread the flop.

The flop was the     and Kopp and Josephy both checked to Liebeler who put out a bet of 250,000. Kopp folded while Josephy called.

The turn was the   and this time both players checked. On the   river, Josephy thought for a bit before announcing that he was all in with a covering stack on Liebeler for about 1,700,000 effective. Liebeler thought for a good while before he finally let his hand go and Josephy took down the pot with no showdown.

Cliff Josephy3,550,0001,350,000
Eric Liebeler1,700,000-255,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:46 PM Local Time
Mor Turns a Set on Merrilees

On a board reading     , Daniel Merrilees checked from under the gun and Ofir Mor bet 200,000.

Merrilees called, and then checked the   on the river to Mor who cut out a bet of 500,000.

Merrilees called, and Mor tabled his    for a turned set, and Merrilees mucked.

Ofir Mor2,195,0001,535,000
Daniel Merrilees395,000-1,655,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:45 PM Local Time
Big Pot Poker

Roman Lanzerstorfer opened with a raise to 65,000 from the hijack and Shannon Shorr three-bet to 205,000 on the button. Jaime Kaplan was in the big blind and four-bet to 555,000. Lanzerstorfer thought for a moment but elected to fold while Shorr made the call to put over one million chips in the pot preflop.

The dealer fanned the flop of     and Kaplan checked to Shorr who tossed in a bet of 325,000. Kaplan mulled it over but decided to lay his hand down, sending a healthy pot over to Shorr.

Jaime Kaplan4,100,000347,000
Shannon Shorr3,075,00075,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:45 PM Local Time
Da-Silva Pressure Pays Off

Chris Da-Silva

Chris Da-Silva was in the cutoff and up against Hyon Kim in the big blind on a flop that read    . Kim checked and Da-Silva bet 45,000. Kim decided to raised to 110,000 and Da-Silva needed time to think through his options. After a minute or so he made his moved, and three-bet to 410,000.

The decision was now on Kim and he thought for a minute before he let his hand go. Da-Silva double checked his hole cards before to swept in the pot.

Chris Da-Silva3,300,0001,700,000
Hyon Kim1,960,000460,000
Jeremy Ansher1,800,000835,000
Ivan Luca1,100,000137,000
Scott Wilson1,100,000297,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 2:43 PM Local Time
A Few Updated Chip Counts
Benjamin Pollak4,300,0001,730,000
Eric Froehlich4,220,000570,000
Alexander Gross3,900,0001,939,000
Nick Newport3,900,000200,000
Nils Tolpingrud3,300,00070,000
Jorden Fox1,950,000-250,000
Tyler Witteman1,550,000-150,000
Taha Maruf1,300,000-150,000
John Anderson1,300,000-2,000,000
Yueqi Zhu1,200,000-410,000
Mike Jukich650,000130,000
Brian Green450,000-125,000
Farukh Tach180,000-749,000
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