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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 12:41 PM Local Time
Two for Esfandiari; Petitti Eliminated

Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio Esfandiari opened to 62,000 from middle position and was called by Martin Sejer in the cutoff. Cory Williams was on the button and three-bet to 142,000. With the action back on Esfandiari, he four-bet shoved all in for 1,073,000. Sejer quickly folded and Williams went into the tank.

"That's a good sign," Esfandiari said, but then quickly went into a still pose. After a couple of minutes, Williams folded his hand but briefly showed Sejer to his right.

"What? No way!" Sejer exclaimed. After some discussion around the table, Sejer confirmed that Williams folded pocket queens.

In the next hand, Esfandiari raised to 51,000 again and Nicholas Petitti shipped all in for 181,000. Esfandiari quickly called and tabled    against Petitti's   . The board ran out       and Esfandiari eliminated Petitti with a pair of aces.

Antonio Esfandiari1,510,000250,000
Cory Williams840,000-19,000
Nicholas Petitti0-430,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:41 PM Local Time
Kaplan Wins 3.2 Million Chip Pot with Quads

Jaime Kaplan

The action folded to Jaime Kaplan on the button, and he raised to 55,000. Andres Jeckeln three-bet to 202,000 from the small blind, and once the big blind passed, Kaplan four-bet to 525,000.

Jeckeln called, and the dealer spread a     flop and both players checked.

The turn landed the   and after another Jeckeln check, Kaplan pushed out a bet of 325,000. Jeckeln called, and when the river of the   completed the board, Jeckeln checked for a third time.

Kaplan took a moment, and then pushed out three stacks of chips to amount to a bet of 750,000 total.

Jeckeln went deep into the tank before eventually making the call.

Kaplan revealed his    for quads, and Jeckeln mucked.

Jaime Kaplan3,753,0001,688,000
Andres Jeckeln3,054,000-1,496,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:37 PM Local Time
Ace-High Good Enough for Palumbo

Ognjen Sekularac raised to 50,000 and Rocco Palumbo defended his big blind. The flop came     and Palumbo check-called a bet of 30,000.

The turn was the   putting trips on the board and Palumbo check-called another barrel of 83,000. The river   was checked by both players, and Palumbo took down the pot with    for ace-high.

Rocco Palumbo1,450,000561,000
Ognjen Sekularac1,100,000738,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:36 PM Local Time
Novotny Finishes Chin

After calling off most of her stack in the previous hand, Yashuo Chin got the rest of her chips in there good with    against the    of Tomas Novotny. Unfortunately for her, the flop contained a jack and the turn another, so she headed to payouts.

Tomas Novotny1,800,000440,000
Yashuo Chin0-255,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:34 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Tan
Nick Newport3,700,000431,000
John Anderson3,300,0001,107,000
Jeff Trudeau3,100,0001,355,000
Daniel Merrilees2,050,000250,000
Michael Schneider1,935,0001,415,000
Jake Toole1,750,000206,000
Tyler Witteman1,700,000152,000
Nicolas Manion1,525,000474,000
Jorden Fox1,500,000500,000
Adam Levy1,300,000425,000
Joey Fabre [Robert Fabre]1,100,000338,000
James Romano1,000,000-683,000
Adam Geyer975,000-275,000
Ofir Mor660,000-51,000
Mike Jukich520,000248,000
Matas Cikinas520,000-211,000
Yang Zhang505,000-96,000
Billy Pilossoph250,000-218,000
Anatoly Filatov230,000-270,000
Jack Kashishian190,000-135,000
Ignacio Lopez De Maturana0-185,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:33 PM Local Time
Barrell Doubles Through Chin

Yashuo Chin was in the tank when we got to her table, facing an all-in shove from small blind Mason Barrell for 369,000. The board read       and the pot contained about 750,000. Chin tanked for several minutes and compiled calling chips but continued to think. Eventually, she stuck them in but her    was inferior to Barrell's    for kings up.

Mason Barrell1,500,000501,000
Yashuo Chin255,000-675,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:33 PM Local Time
Geilich Busts to Yu in Massive Pot

Ludovic Geilich

According to Ben Yu, he opened with a raise to 65,000 from early position and was called by one player before Ludovic Geilich three-bet, making it 270,000. Yu then moved all in with a stack of about 1,500,000 and action folded back to Geilich who called.

Ben Yu:   
Ludovic Geilich:   

The board ran out       and that meant that Yu's kings would hold up, giving him the big pot and pushing him to nearly three million in chips while Geilich hit the rail.

Ben Yu2,950,0001,600,000
Ludovic Geilich0-1,350,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:27 PM Local Time
Loosli Wins Three-Way Pot

Chino Rheem, Ted Lawson and Sylvain Loosli all checked a      turn and the river was the  . Rheem quickly bet 125,000 and Lawson took his time before calling.

Loosli took considerably less time in calling with    and Lawson open-mucked   .

"I had you beat," said Rheem, showing just the   as Loosli took down the pot.

Sylvain Loosli2,050,000247,000
Ted Lawson850,000140,000
Chino Rheem450,000-1,450,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:26 PM Local Time
888poker Player Karmatckii Eliminated by Lack

Arsenii Karmatckii

Team Russia's Team-8 Captain Arsenii Karmatckii moved all in for 345,000 from middle position and Pierre Gentil called in the cutoff.

The action was on Randall Lack on the button, and he three-bet to 650,000. Gentil took his time before eventually finding a fold.


The dealer spread a       board, and the last remaining 888poker 8-Team Competition player was eliminated.

Randall Lack2,670,000820,000
Pierre Gentil1,750,000-350,000
Arsenii Karmatckii0-566,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:24 PM Local Time
Geilich Shoves On Do

Ludovic Geilich opened with a raise and action folded around to the cutoff where Vi Do three-bet, making it 145,000 to go. Action folded back to Geilich who called.

The flop came down     and Geilich checked over to Do. Do put out a bet of 175,000. Geilich thought for a bit, counting out his remaining stack before he moved all in for 761,000 total. Do then asked for a count and thought it over himself before releasing his hand and allowing Geilich to scoop the pot.

Ludovic Geilich1,350,000350,000
Vi Do1,280,000580,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:22 PM Local Time
Reard Gets River Value from Marshall

Sean Marshall checked in middle position on a completed board of      , snap-calling 350,000 when Alexandre Reard bet on his left. Reard showed    for two pair and took the hefty pot.

Alexandre Reard3,000,000879,000
Sean Marshall1,300,000-573,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:22 PM Local Time
Miller Makes It

Cole Miller was heads-up on the     flop when he moved all in for 539,000. His opponent made the call, and Miller saw he was ahead.

Cole Miller:   

Miller's opponent had outs to the straight, but the board completed with the   and the  , and kept Miller in the lead, ultimately finishing with a full house for a double-up.

Cole Miller1,150,000550,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:20 PM Local Time
More Chip Counts
Shaun O'Donnell2,560,000-585,000
Cliff Josephy2,500,000515,000
Shaun Deeb2,380,000205,000
Tristan Bain2,200,000200,000
William Kopp1,580,000-155,000
Eric Liebeler1,400,000222,000
Karen Sarkisyan1,400,000243,000
Kunal Patel1,080,000-120,000
Rodeen Talebi807,000-71,000
Kartik Ved610,000-486,000
Kao Saechao600,000-72,000
William Hickey590,000171,000
Kilian Loeffler550,000-195,000
Michael Schneider520,000-211,000
Natalie Teh340,000-141,000
Brian Saltus300,00053,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:12 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Amazon Tan
Alexander Ziskin3,200,000110,000
Steven Adams2,900,0001,280,000
Peter Campo2,825,000133,000
Nirath Rean2,675,000-306,000
Tony Miles2,600,000242,000
Thomas Macdonald2,500,000-250,000
Brandon Abbaspour2,450,000747,000
James Obst2,400,000-160,000
Jonathon Prested2,365,000265,000
Pierre Gentil2,100,0000
Takashi Ogura1,900,000-75,000
Randall Lack1,850,000287,000
Xi Yang1,825,000230,000
Nghia Le [Nghia Le (FL)]1,625,000-175,870
Barry Faecher1,600,000320,000
Mike Cordell [Michael Cordell]1,570,000758,000
Nicholas Cushman1,515,000-342,000
Jan Mach1,450,000374,000
Martial Blangenwitsch1,350,000-163,000
Umang Dattani1,325,000177,000
Pablo Fernandez Campo1,300,000395,000
Martin Zamani1,200,00018,000
Kenneth Watson1,200,000677,000
Michael Lavenburg1,200,00042,000
Gavin Cochrane715,000165,000
Vivek Rughani650,000-426,000
Erwin Fonacier615,000-89,000
Robert Goldbaum600,000-713,000
Ashley Locker600,000211,000
Mike Brady580,00019,000
Alexandro Tricarico538,000-539,000
Craig Trost525,00089,000
Jans Arends480,000-109,000
Christopher Ahrens395,000-152,000
Roland Israelashvili340,000-135,000
Loc Nguyen (AL) [Loc Nguyen]280,000280,000
John Bolton250,000-142,000
Chris Bjorin200,000-144,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:11 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Nils Tolpingrud3,230,0000
Daniel Alaei2,120,0000
Thomas Lutz1,980,0000
Peter Nguyen1,760,0000
Paulino Uemura1,390,0000
Alex Livingston1,370,0000
Philip Chun1,350,0000
Clayton Fletcher1,300,000-200,000
Bradley Rhodes1,100,0000
Matthew Stein1,015,0000
Timothy McDermott1,010,0000
Crystal Utley912,0000
Vicent Bosca Ramon711,0000
David Cohen663,0000
Brendon O'Neal622,0000
Cole Miller600,0000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:10 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air.

Monday, July 9, 2018 12:10 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 12000/24000
Ante: 4000
Monday, July 9, 2018 12:00 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining players are heading on a 10-minute break.

Currently there are 288 players remaining, and they are all guaranteed $42,980.

Monday, July 9, 2018 11:59 AM Local Time
888Poker Team Pro Moorman Eliminated

Chris Moorman

Hari Bercovici opened and got calls from Chris Moorman on the button and Pierre Gentil in the small blind.

The flop came    . Gentil checked to Bercovici who continued for 175,000. Moorman then raised all in for around 530,000. Gentil then re-raised all in for 1,240,000. Bercovici tank-folded and the cards were turned over.

Chris Moorman:   
Pierre Gentil;   

The turn was the   and the river   meaning Moorman was sent to the rail in the last hand before the break.

Hari Bercovici2,750,0000
Pierre Gentil2,100,0000
Chris Moorman00
Monday, July 9, 2018 11:59 AM Local Time
A Few Updated Chip Counts
Franklin Azevedo2,700,000-710,000
Roger Lussier2,650,000335,000
Bart Lybaert1,950,0001,015,000
Shigeho Yoshioka1,290,00098,000
Aymon Hata870,000147,000
Rhys Jones770,000154,000
Carter Swidler700,000-7,000
Michael Reardon670,000-344,000