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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 1:21 PM Local Time
Teh Doubles Through

Natalie Teh moved all in from the cutoff for her last 405,000. 2016 November Niner and third place finisher Cliff Josephy was in the small blind and re-raised all in. The big blind folded.

Natalie Teh:   
Cliff Josephy:   

"I knew that was going to happen," said Josephy as he saw his opponent's cards.

Teh's hand held up on the       with Josephy missing his gutshot, with Teh doubling to just under 900,000 in chips.

Cliff Josephy2,400,000-300,000
Natalie Teh825,000485,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:19 PM Local Time
Minkin Flops Trips on Lanzerstorfer to Soar to 5 Million

Kelly Minkin

Jaime Kaplan opened to 50,000 from under the gun, and Roman Lanzerstorfer called in the cutoff, as did Kelly Minkin from the big blind.

The flop landed    , and action checked to Lanzerstorfer who bet 115,000. Minkin called, and Kaplan folded as the turn fell the  .

Minkin checked, Lanzerstorfer bet 185,000, and Minkin check-raised to 550,000. After some consideration, Lanzerstorfer made the call and the river of the   completed the board.

Minkin pushed out a stack of chips amounting to 900,000, and after roughly three minutes in the tank, Lanzerstorfer called.

Minkin tabled her    for trips, and Lanzerstorfer mucked.

Kelly Minkin4,956,0001,206,000
Roman Lanzerstorfer1,021,000-1,081,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:17 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Alexander Haro4,260,000-1,420,000
Dan Wilson4,170,0001,571,000
Krasimir Yankov2,440,000-460,000
Mark Stockton2,253,000530,000
Ognjen Sekularac1,821,000721,000
Jake Toole1,757,0007,000
Brayden Gazlay1,670,000345,000
Samuel Bernabeu1,610,000195,000
Victor Pedote Dos Santos1,420,000-206,000
Adam Levy1,330,00030,000
Nicolas Manion1,190,000-335,000
Steven Federspiel1,127,000341,000
John Botticello1,088,000133,000
Anthony Desai1,030,000476,000
Jack Kashishian462,000272,000
Brent Ballentine397,000-723,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:16 PM Local Time
Quad Aces for Volpe

Paul Volpe

Paul Volpe raised to 55,000 from under the gun and Aram Zobian re-raised to 165,000 from middle position. It folded back to Volpe who called and they went heads up to the     flop.

Volpe checked, Zobian checked behind and the dealer burned and turned the  . Again both players checked and the   completed the board.

Volpe checked for a third time and Zobian thought it over for a few moments and checked back. Volpe turned over    for quad aces and Zobian showed    before tossing his hand into the muck.

Aram Zobian1,450,00070,000
Paul Volpe955,000-115,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:14 PM Local Time
Silverman Doubles Through Zobian

Following a flop of    , Brett Silverman was all in from the big blind for 625,000 with    against Aram Zobian in middle position holding   .

The   turn and   river completed the board, safe for Silverman to double up.

Brett Silverman1,540,000853,000
Aram Zobian1,380,000-1,084,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:12 PM Local Time
Sabia Eliminates Gonzalez

Four players saw a flop of     at Table 528. The big blind checked, Artur Koren bet 75,000 and Matt Sabia called in middle position on his left. Carlos Gonzalez made it 240,000 and action folded back to Sabia, who called. The turn was the   and Sabia checked. Gonzalez jammed for about 700,000. Sabia got the count of 680,000 and sighed and shook his head. About a minute later, he dropped in some chips to call.

Matt Sabia:   
Carlos Gonzalez:   

Gonzalez's trips were smashed by the better kicker and the   river meant it was payout time for Gonzalez.

Matt Sabia2,700,0001,100,000
Carlos Gonzalez0-774,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:08 PM Local Time
Lynskey Hits a Set

Bart Lybaert raised from the cutoff, and he got just the one call, which came from Alex Lynskey in the big blind. When the flop came down    , Lynskey check-called a 100,000 bet from Lybaert before the   turn was revealed.

Lynskey again check-called a bet, this time for 205,000. The river was the  , and both players checked to a showdown. Lynskey tabled    for the flopped set, and Lybaert conceded the pot to the Austrailian.

Alex Lynskey2,100,000480,000
Bart Lybaert1,700,000-400,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:04 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Orange

Just four tables remain in this section.

Barry Hutter5,600,0001,120,000
Brian Altman4,200,000-661,000
Alexandre Reard4,200,0001,200,000
Jonathan Hilton2,300,0000
Artur Koren2,100,000100,000
Matt Sabia1,600,0001,076,000
Jack Duong1,150,000-352,000
Stefan Huber800,000-469,000
Ema Zajmovic775,000-76,000
Sean Marshall760,000-540,000
Federico Quevedo640,00060,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:03 PM Local Time
Rheem Doubles Through Wolf

Chino Rheem

Chino Rheem was all in for his last 277,000 with    against the    of Daniel Wolf.

The flop came     and Wolf started calling for cards which would give him a straight draw. The turn   wasn't one of them, and now Rheem started calling for a king for both players to chop the pot.

The river was the   and Rheem secured his double up.

Daniel Wolf1,700,000-400,000
Chino Rheem600,000150,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 1:03 PM Local Time
Nelson Eliminated by Lee

From under the gun, Dustin Nelson moved all in for 334,000, and Stanley Lee called on the button.


The dealer spread a       board, and Nelson was eliminated by Lee.

Stanley Lee2,720,000620,000
Dustin Nelson0-590,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:58 PM Local Time
Lybaert Slow Plays His Aces

Alexander Lynskey opened to 50,000 from middle position and was called by the player to his left. Bart Lybaert was in the small and re-raised to 235,000 which only Lynskey called. The flop came     and Lybaert check-called a bet of 160,000 from Lynskey.

The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Lybaert checked again and Lynskey tapped the table behind. Lybaert turned over    for a set of aces and Lynskey mucked his cards.

Bart Lybaert2,100,000150,000
Alex Lynskey1,620,000-15,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:58 PM Local Time
Einiger Shoves on Demidov

Hector Dominguez-Depaz raised to 55,000 from early position, Scott Einiger called from the hijack, Ivan Demidov three-bet to 165,000 from the small blind, Dominguez-Depaz folded and Einiger called.

The flop came down    , Demidov continued for 150,000, Einiger raised all in with a covering stack and Demidov mulled it over for a bit before he folded   .

Scott Einiger1,450,000450,000
Hector Dominguez-Depaz1,200,000-33,000
Ivan Demidov760,000-530,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:56 PM Local Time
Gazlay Cracks Yankov's Kings to Survive

Krasimir Yankov raised to 55,000 from early position and it folded to Daniel Wilson in the hijack. Wilson re-raised to 170,000 and with the action on Brayden Gazlay in the small blind he moved all in for 656,000.

Yankov took his time and after about a minute in the tank he slid out the calling chips. Wilson folded and the hands were shown.

Brayden Gazlay:   
Krasimir Yankov:   

The dealer fanned the     flop and Gazlay paired his ace in the window to take control of the hand. The turn   and river   were no help to Yankov and Gazlay earned the double up.

Krasimir Yankov2,900,000-364,000
Brayden Gazlay1,325,000784,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:54 PM Local Time
Schwartz Busts to Koren

Jake Schwartz

All the money went in preflop with Jake Schwartz at risk to Artur Koren with the covering stack. Schwartz was all in for a bit less than a million.

Jake Schwartz:   
Artur Koren:   

The board ran out       and that meant that Schwartz would be sent to the rail while Koren moved to right around two million chips.

Artur Koren2,000,000818,000
Jake Schwartz0-987,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:53 PM Local Time
Liebeler Bets Out Kopp on Turn

From early position, William Kopp opened to 50,000 before Eric Liebeler three-bet to 155,000 from the cutoff.

The action folded back to Kopp, and he made the call as both players checked the     flop.

The turn landed the   and Kopp checked again over to Liebeler who bet 125,000. Kopp folded, and Liebeler captured the pot.

Eric Liebeler1,955,000555,000
William Kopp1,480,000-100,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:48 PM Local Time
Minkin Bests Shorr With Aces

Kelly Minkin

Shannon Shorr and Kelly Minkin have been involved in numerous pots together so far today, with the two big stacks seated right next to one another.

In this hand, with Shorr and Minkin in the small and big blind respectively, Shorr checked the       board and Minkin bet 375,000. Shorr took his time before calling, but mucked straight away when shown the    from Minkin.

Kelly Minkin3,750,000450,000
Shannon Shorr3,000,000-1,100,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:48 PM Local Time
Do Gets Thin Value

On a     flop, Andrew Ostapchenko bet 125,000 from middle position and Vi Do called on the button. Both checked the  , bringing the  . Ostapchenko checked and Do bet 275,000. Ostapchenko called but couldn't beat   .

Andrew Ostapchenko2,465,00071,000
Vi Do2,100,000820,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:47 PM Local Time
Josephy Shoves the River

The board was down     , and Cliff Josephy bet 275,000 from under the gun. Kunal Patel was in the cutoff and called before the dealer put down the  .

Josephy was sitting with around 1.6m behind him, and he put Patel to the test by moving all in. Patel had 750,000 and would have to put his tournament life at risk to call. Patel thought through his decision out loud and the two players spoke, exchanging laughter before Patel reluctantly let his hand go into the muck and gave Josephy the win.

Cliff Josephy2,100,000-400,000
Kunal Patel750,000-330,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:44 PM Local Time
263rd - 288th Place Finishers
Daniel Alaei
Daniel Alaei

The following players earned $42,980 for their respective showings.

Rhys Jones00
Nicholas Treppiedi0-474,000
Evan Sandberg00
Julius Colman00
Sparrow Cheung00
Joshua Jackson00
Daniel Engels0-1,198,000
Howard Mash00
Drazen Ilich00
Victor Chu0-444,000
Stephan Sieber0-753,000
Chad Ryan0-920,000
Bruno Politano00
Jeffrey Benhart0-322,000
Eric Sfez0-1,438,000
Loc Nguyen (AL) [Loc Nguyen]0-280,000
Chris Moorman00
Brandon Abbaspour0-2,450,000
Carter Swidler0-700,000
Matthew Reimers0-553,000
Ignacio Lopez De Maturana00
Arsenii Karmatckii00
Justin Nguyen0-314,000
Oliver Weis00
Daniel Alaei0-2,120,000
Jonathan Plens00
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:44 PM Local Time
Lee Doubles Through Hutter

There was a raise to 55,000 from early position before Richard Lee three-bet to 150,000. Barry Hutter was next to act and he made it 300,000. Action folded around back to Lee who moved all in for 18,000 more and Hutter quickly called.

Barry Hutter:   
Richard Lee:   

The board ran out       and that meant that Lee would double up with his pair of kings, moving back to 675,000 while Hutter has dropped from where he started the day to just under 4.5 million.

Barry Hutter4,480,000-1,117,000
Richard Lee675,000-69,000