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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 1:52 PM Local Time
239th - 262nd Place Finishers
Daniel Ospina
Daniel Ospina

The following players collected $42,980 for their respective finishes.

Martin Zamani00
Billy Pilossoph0-250,000
Jonathan Greenbaum00
Michael Brady00
Ludovic Geilich00
Daniel Ospina0-1,000,000
Nicholas Petitti00
Yashuo Chin00
Anatoly Filatov00
Anthony Marsico00
Chris Bjorin0-200,000
Alex Livingston0-1,370,000
Dong Kim00
Jake Schwartz00
Dustin Nelson00
Joep Raemaekers0-678,000
Jans Arends0-480,000
Carlos Gonzalez00
Andrea Buonocore0-816,000
Govert Metaal0-287,000
Craig Trost0-525,000
Samuel Touil0-1,900,000
Bradley Rhodes00
Simon Thwaites00
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:51 PM Local Time
Ostapchenko Pays Yu's Big Bet

Ben Yu

Andrew Ostapchenko raised to 50,000 in the hijack and got called by both blinds. Everyone checked the    , bringing the  . Ben Yu bet 175,000 in the small blind and Ostapchenko called. On the   river, Yu piled in 525,000. Ostapchenko thought a couple of minutes and called, and Yu revealed    for a turned boat.

Ben Yu3,050,000100,000
Andrew Ostapchenko1,700,000-765,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:51 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Benjamin Pollak2,570,000-195,000
Richard Gryko2,100,0001,307,000
Eric Wasylenko1,765,000-299,000
Yueqi Zhu1,610,000493,000
Konstantin Beylin1,500,000-651,000
Joe Cada1,500,000850,000
Bas De Laat1,381,000-485,000
Ivan Luca963,000-182,000
Tobias Ziegler931,000-723,000
Nick DiVella920,000-52,000
Brian Green575,000-800,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:47 PM Local Time
Minkin Extends Chip Lead

On a      Richard Pyne check-called a bet of 275,000 from Kelly Minkin. The river was the   and both players checked.

Minkin turned over    and that was good enough to take down the pot and extend her chip lead. She is now approaching the six million chip mark.

Kelly Minkin5,700,000750,000
Ricky Pyne885,00035,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:46 PM Local Time
Lynskey Doubles Through Kaarem

On a board of      , Fredrik Kaarem bet out 380,000 before Alexander Lynskey moved all in for 1,151,000.

Kareem deliberated for several minutes before eventually calling.

Lynskey tabled his    for the nut straight, and Kaarem mucked.

Alex Lynskey2,800,000700,000
Fredrik Kaarem1,729,000-553,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:43 PM Local Time
Speedbump For Minkin

Kelly Minkin was facing off against Ahmed Amin with Minkin in the big blind and Amin in the hijack stead. By the turn, the board was     . Minkin, who was first to act put out a bet of 275,000 and Amin thought for a good while before calling.

The river was the   and Minkin checked her option this time. Amin then put out a bet, one that was the same size as Minkin's turn bet, for 275,000. Minkin thought briefly but released her hand and Amin was able to take down the sizeable pot.

Kelly Minkin4,950,000-450,000
Ahmed Amin1,950,0001,378,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:40 PM Local Time
Odonnell Takes from Sarkisyan

Karen Sarkisyan raised to 57,000 from under the gun and Shaun Odonnell re-raised to 165,000 from middle position. It folded back to Sarkisyan who called and they went heads up to the     flop.

Sarkisyan check-called a bet of 125,000 and the dealer burned and turned the  .

Sarkisyan checked, Odonnell bet 260,000 and Sarkisyan called. The river was the   and Sarkisyan checked for a third time. Odonnell bet 425,000 and after nearly two minutes in the tank Sarkisyan called.

Odonnell turned over his    for a jack high flush and Sarkisyan fired his hand face down into the muck.

Shaun O'Donnell3,850,0001,290,000
Karen Sarkisyan825,000-575,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:40 PM Local Time
Luca Four-Bet Shoves on Shevelev

Ivan Luca raised to 55,000 from the hijack, Aleksandr Shevelev three-bet to 205,000 from the small blind, Luca four-bet shoved for about 890,000 and Shevelev folded.

Aleksandr Shevelev2,150,000-150,000
Ivan Luca1,145,000371,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:39 PM Local Time
Myers Doubles Through Macdonald

Bradley Myers was in the cutoff and managed to get his 665,000 stack into the middle preflop against Thomas Macdonald on the button.

Bradley Myers:   
Thomas Macdonald:   


Myers was the big preflop favorite and increased his lead significantly on the flop when he hit two pair. Macdonald couldn't find his outs as the board completed and Myers secured a vital double.

Thomas Macdonald2,700,000200,000
Bradley Myers1,500,000912,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:39 PM Local Time
Hutter Barrels Off to Froehlich

Eric Froehlich defended big blind from Barry Hutter on the button and check-called 100,000 on    . He check-called another bet of unknown quantity on the   turn and then checked the   river. Hutter fired a final barrel of 525,000 and Froehlich called.

Hutter shook his head and mucked    and Froehlich showed   .

Barry Hutter5,145,000-455,000
Eric Froehlich3,650,000900,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:38 PM Local Time
Cada Earns a Double Through Lack

After a raise to 60,000 from Randall Lack in early position, Joe Cada moved all in from the cutoff for 310,000 total. Action folded back to Lack who got an exact count before calling.

Randall Lack:   
Joe Cada:   

The board ran out       and Cada was able to earn the double by hitting a pair of kings on the river.

"If it wasn't suited it was going right into the muck," Cada joked after the hand. "Sometimes that's the difference."

Randall Lack4,200,0001,530,000
Joe Cada650,000155,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:33 PM Local Time
Volpe Shoves River

On a board of       with just under 600,000 in the middle, Nikolaos Platis checked over to Paul Volpe who moved all in from the hijack for 765,000.

Platis mulled over his decision for several minutes before eventually pushing his cards to the muck to relinquish the pot to Volpe.

Nikolaos Platis4,470,0002,293,000
Paul Volpe1,380,000425,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:30 PM Local Time
Former Champion Cada Reminds Everyone Who He Is

Joe Cada

Joe Cada's stack has recently dipped below the 15 big blind mark and he was recounting a tale of another occasion where he found himself even more short-stacked.

"I was in the big blind with eight big blinds," explained Cada to his table. "And it folded to the button and he thought about it before folding. And the small blind put me in and I had to call with jack-four. And the small blind had five-four and I won with jack-high.

"And after the hand, the button pounds the table and I'm like 'Easy guy, it's only eight blinds.' And he explained he folded ace-high. And I said to him 'How can you fold ace-high on the button?' and he said that he was worried the small blind was going to raise him.

"I was like, with a million dollar pay jump, he wants me out as much as you do!"

It was at this moment a tablemate interjected. "What tournament was this in?"

"This one, the 2009 Main Event," replied Cada.

"Where did you finish?" asked his tablemate.

"I won it," said Cada.

Monday, July 9, 2018 1:29 PM Local Time
Blangenwitsch Kicks Zamani to the Curb

Martin Zamani was living on a stack of around 20 big blind and he pushed all in for around 560,000 from the hijack. Martial Blangenwitsch was on the button and asked for a count before making the call.

Martial Blangenwitsch:   
Martin Zamani:   

Blangenwitsch held a dominating position preflop with the superior kicker. The board ran out       and Zamani was eliminated.

Martial Blangenwitsch2,440,0001,090,000
Martin Zamani0-1,200,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:29 PM Local Time
Froehlich Five-Bet Rips

After an under-the-gun limp and a raise to 55,000 from Chou Chou in middle position, Eric Froehlich three-bet to 150,000 in the next seat. Tomas Novotny in the cutoff made it 390,000 and action folded back to Froehlich. He asked to see Novotny's stack, which looked to contain about 1 million more. Froehlich then moved in and Novotny folded fairly quickly.

Eric Froehlich2,750,0001,000,000
Tomas Novotny1,050,000-750,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:29 PM Local Time
Salari Folds Ace-King to Soriano's Four-Bet

Sharukh Shaw opened the hijack to 55,000 and Frederik Salari three-bet the small blind to 165,000.

With the action on Santiago Soriano in the big blind, he cold four-bet to 440,000.

Shaw folded, and after about two minutes thinking, Salari open-folded his    face-up.

Frederik Salari2,135,000-529,000
Santiago Soriano2,085,0001,210,000
Sharukh Shaw829,000-195,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:28 PM Local Time
Kim Eliminated by Minkin

Dong Kim

Dong Kim was standing at his table awaiting a payout clerk after he got all his chips into the middle against Kelly Minkin.

Minkin held pocket queens, and Kim held pocket tens. There was no help for Kim on the board, and he was eliminated as Minken increased her stack further over the 5m mark.

Kelly Minkin5,400,000444,000
Dong Kim0-398,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:27 PM Local Time
Koren Hates the River

On a board of     , Artur Koren checked from under the gun and Chou Chou bet 100,000. Koren made it 275,000 and Chou called. On the   river, both players checked. Koren opened    and lost showdown to   .

"You didn't have another river in the deck?" Koren asked the dealer with a smile. "I was going to test you on the river."

Artur Koren1,470,000-630,000
Chou Chou1,300,000-68,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:25 PM Local Time
Deeb Drops a Little One

There was around 160,000 in the pot after a small blind and big blind confrontation between Shaun Deeb and Tristian Bain when the flop came down    . Deeb checked then called a bet of 60,000 from Bain.

The turn was the   and both players checked and they checked again on the   river. Deeb showed down his    but it was not good enough to take the pot as Bain held   . Bain took down the pot and Deeb dropped to around 1,550,000.

Tristan Bain3,320,000220,000
Shaun Deeb1,550,000-830,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:23 PM Local Time
Demidov Doubles Through Einiger

Following the turn of a      board, Ivan Demidov was all in for 532,000 with    against Scott Einiger with   .

The river was the  , safe for Demidov to double up.

Ivan Demidov1,400,000640,000
Scott Einiger940,000-510,000