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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 10:51 PM Local Time
Federspiel Eliminated by Miles

Steven Federspiel

On a board of      with roughly 800,000 in the middle, Tony Miles bet out 275,000 from the small blind before Steven Federspiel raised to 1,100,000 from the big blind.

Miles thought long and hard for several minutes before moving all in for roughly 4.1 million. Federspiel quickly called having roughly 1,020,000 behind.


Miles had turned a straight when Federspiel turned two-pair, and when the river landed the  , Federspiel would be eliminated.

Tony Miles7,515,0003,015,000
Steven Federspiel0-2,600,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:51 PM Local Time
Campo Leads at the Main Feature Table

Peter Campo opened to 140,000 from middle position and Andres Jeckeln flat-called on the button. The flop came     and Jeckeln check-called a bet of 165,000 from Campo.

The   landed on the turn and Jeckeln checked again. Campo fired a bet of 375,000 and Jeckeln stuck around to see the   pair the board on the river.

Jeckeln checked for the third time and Campo checked behind this time. Campo flipped over    and Jeckeln mucked his cards.

Peter Campo7,000,0001,195,000
Andres Jeckeln5,000,000-840,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:50 PM Local Time
Gazlay Doubles Through Wilson

Brayden Gazlay shoved in his 415,000 in middle position but ran into the    of big blind Dan Wilson. Gazlay had    and flopped a queen then hit another on the river to survive.

Dan Wilson3,050,000-450,000
Brayden Gazlay950,000515,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:47 PM Local Time
Massey Eliminated by Robinson

Richard Robinson opened from early position with a raise to 135,000 and Jared Palmer called behind. Jack Duong called as did Ryan Phan on the button and Sharukh Shaw in the small blind. From the big blind, Ralph Massey then moved all in for 780,000. Robinson then moved all in over the top for about four million. Palmer folded quickly as did Duong but Pham tanked a bit before releasing his own hand. Shaw folded as well so it was on to a showdown.

Richard Robinson:   
Ralph Massey:   

Massey's brother Aaron had come over to sweat him as the     flop fell, giving Massey no help. The   on the turn was no help either, nor was the   on the river. That meant that Massey would be sent to the rail as Robinson moved over five million in chips.

Richard Robinson5,300,0001,260,000
Ralph Massey0-750,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:46 PM Local Time
Rude Exits After the Break

The action folded around to Bart Lybaert in the cutoff, and he raised to 135k. Adam Rude moved all in from the small blind for 500k and Benjamin Pollak four-bet to around 1.6m. Lybaert quickly got out of the way and the remaining two players tabled their hands.

Adam Rude:   
Benjamin Pollak:   


Pollak took a massive lead when he hit a set on the flop, but he was still cheering for his opponent.

"Ten of hearts on the turn! One time!", said, Pollak, as Rude stood up from his chair.

But the seven of diamonds on the turn cemented Rude's fate, and Pollak improved to a full house on the river for good measure.

Rude departed with $57,010 for his efforts after lasting just one hand of the final level of the day.

Benjamin Pollak5,400,000520,000
Adam Rude0-465,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:43 PM Local Time
Trudeau Eliminates Cikinas

Matas Cikinas was all in for 1.1 million or so on the button when we arrived, with Jeff Trudeau on his right having him covered with   . Cikinas had the overs with    but a       board did him no favors.

Jeff Trudeau7,500,0001,450,000
Matas Cikinas00
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:37 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from the Break
Michael Dyer10,505,0000
Brian Yoon8,895,0000
Bart Lybaert8,850,0000
Hari Bercovici7,450,0000
Paulo Goncalves6,900,0000
Frederik Jensen6,880,0000
Samuel Bernabeu6,450,0000
Alexander Haro6,400,0000
Aram Zobian6,400,0000
Artem Metalidi6,300,0000
Barry Hutter6,075,0000
Jeff Trudeau6,050,0000
Randall Lack5,850,0000
Andres Jeckeln5,840,0000
Peter Campo5,805,0000
Jorden Fox5,635,0000
Chanracy Khun5,500,0000
Shaun O'Donnell5,465,0000
Jan Mach5,435,0000
Steven Adams5,385,0000
Eric Froehlich5,375,0000
Mike Jukich5,265,0000
Jaime Kaplan5,245,0000
Nishant Sharma5,150,0000
Mike Cordell5,025,0000
Alexander Gross4,905,0000
Benjamin Pollak4,880,0000
Ivan Luca4,700,0000
Mark Stockton4,670,0000
Alexander Ziskin4,650,0000
Cole Miller4,500,0000
Tony Miles4,500,0000
Jason Gooch4,375,0000
Mason Barrell4,275,0000
Nghia Le [Nghia Le (FL)]4,235,0000
Michael Feil4,205,0000
Kao Saechao4,135,0000
Sylvain Loosli4,130,0000
Richard Robinson4,040,000260,000
Artur Koren4,025,0000
Roger Lussier3,910,0000
Ricardo Souza3,900,0000
Daniel Tang3,860,0000
Mark Zullo3,850,0000
Nirath Rean3,700,0000
Hector Dominguez-Depaz3,700,0000
Bas De Laat3,615,0000
Shannon Shorr3,610,0000
Ahmed Amin3,555,0000
Dan Wilson3,500,0000
Ryan Rivers3,380,0000
Sharukh Shaw3,360,0000
Konstantin Beylin3,300,0000
Philip Chun3,300,0000
Paulino Uemura3,275,0000
Volodymyr Drokin3,250,0000
Thomas Macdonald3,200,0000
Rifat Palevic3,060,0000
Jamie Flynn3,000,0000
Cory Williams2,950,0000
Alex Lynskey2,950,0000
Chris Da-Silva2,900,0000
Barry Faecher2,860,0000
Ubaid Habib2,600,0000
Ognjen Sekularac2,600,0000
Steven Federspiel2,600,0000
Yueqi Zhu2,550,0000
Shaun Deeb2,495,0000
Martijn Gerrits2,450,0000
Joey Fabre2,440,0000
Kerry Bell2,400,0000
Michael Lavenburg2,280,0000
Danny Qutami2,225,0000
Laurynas Levinskas2,200,0000
Mario Mosbock2,190,0000
Ofir Mor2,175,0000
Brent Ballentine2,150,0000
Ryan Phan2,150,0000
John Cynn2,150,0000
Joe Cada2,130,0000
Aleksandr Shevelev2,080,0000
Tyler Witteman2,010,0000
Seth Foster1,955,0000
Franklin Azevedo1,920,0000
Jack Duong1,870,0000
James Obst1,850,0000
Jared Palmer1,830,0000
Hyon Kim1,800,0000
Alexandre Reard1,690,0000
Vicent Bosca Ramon1,680,0000
Nicholas Cushman1,600,0000
Jeremy Ansher1,550,0000
Peter Nguyen1,500,0000
Kelly Minkin1,485,0000
Sean Marshall1,450,0000
Antoine Labat1,450,0000
Jordan Cristos1,430,0000
Nicolas Manion1,415,0000
Ming Xi1,400,0000
Jonathon Prested1,375,0000
Ricky Pyne1,370,0000
Henrik Hecklen1,345,0000
Krasimir Yankov1,250,0000
Vivek Rughani1,205,0000
Justin Harvell1,200,0000
Nils Tolpingrud1,170,0000
Jason Maeroff1,110,0000
Randy Lowery1,075,0000
Matas Cikinas1,030,0000
Stefan Huber945,0000
Victor Pedote Dos Santos935,0000
Clayton Fletcher930,0000
Ralph Massey750,0000
Brian Altman540,0000
Nikolaos Platis500,0000
Adam Rude465,0000
Brayden Gazlay435,0000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:36 PM Local Time
Team UK Wins the 8-team Challenge!

That's it for the 2018 World Series of Poker 8-team challenge!

It went down to the wire and in the end, it was heads-up between Team UK and Team Russia.

Chris Moorman busted first, but then Aresniy Karmatskiy failed to make it through the day, giving Team UK the victory.

Monday, July 9, 2018 10:36 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air.

This will be the final level of the day.

Monday, July 9, 2018 10:35 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 10000
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Monday, July 9, 2018 10:15 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining 117 players are heading on a 20-minute break.

Monday, July 9, 2018 10:14 PM Local Time
Cristos Doubles Through Goncalves

Jordan Cristos was all in for his last 695,000 against Paulo Goncalves.

Jordan Cristos:   
Paulo Goncalves:   

The board ran out       and Cristos doubled through.

Paulo Goncalves6,900,000-410,000
Jordan Cristos1,430,00080,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:12 PM Local Time
Maruf Sent to the Rail by Bosca

It was all in pre-flop between Taha Maruf and Vicent Bosca Ramon at the secondary outer feature table.

Taha Maruf:   
Vicent Bosca Ramon:   

It was a flip and Bosca was ahead. The board ran out       and Maruf was eliminated.

Vicent Bosca Ramon2,150,000-40,000
Taha Maruf0-300,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:11 PM Local Time
Feil Sends Sabia to the Rail

The action folded around to Matt Sabia on the button who ripped all in for 1,140,000. Michael Feil was in the small blind and made the call to put Sabia at risk.

Michael Feil:   
Matt Sabia:   

"I've been in worse spots before," Sabia said as the TV cameras started to gather around the table.

The dealer put the board of       across the table and Feil's ace-high was good enough to eliminate Sabia.

Michael Feil4,350,0002,700,000
Matt Sabia0-2,500,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:09 PM Local Time
Mor Pays Fox

Jorden Fox bet 330,000 from the big blind on      and Ofir Mor called on the button. The river brought the   and 500,000 from Fox. Mor thought about 30 seconds and then placed in calling chips, but Fox had    for trips.

Jorden Fox5,700,0001,150,000
Ofir Mor2,400,000-660,000
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Monday, July 9, 2018 10:08 PM Local Time
Bercovici Takes a Big One From Zobian

Hari Bercovici

On a flop of     action checked to Jonathon Prested who put out a bet of 225,000. Hari Bercovici called before Aram Zobian popped it up to 725,000. Prested quickly folded but Bercovici decided to call.

The turn was the   and both players checked. They both checked again on the   river and Bercovici showed down his    for a turned flush. It was good enough to take down the pot despite the double-paired board and he took it down chipping up to over six million.

Aram Zobian6,325,000-925,000
Hari Bercovici6,240,0002,140,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:05 PM Local Time
Zhu Doubles Through Altman

Yueqi Zhu was all in preflop for his last 1,315,000 against Brian Altman who had him covered sitting with 1,770,000.

Yueqi Zhu:   
Brian Altman:   

The dealer spread a     flop to give Zhu the lead, but the turn of the   opened up flush draw outs for Altman.

The river landed the  , and Zhu doubled through to over 2.7 million while Altman was left with nine big blinds.

Yueqi Zhu2,740,0001,440,000
Brian Altman455,000-2,170,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:01 PM Local Time
Robinson Doubles Through Williams

After a series of raises, Richard Robinson was all in from the small blind for 1,845,000 with   , leading Cory Williams'    in middle position.

The board came down      , safe for Robinson to double through Williams.

Richard Robinson3,780,0002,710,000
Cory Williams2,560,000-1,740,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 10:00 PM Local Time
Can't You Hear, Can't You Hear the Thunder?

Alex Lynskey

On a board of      with close to 1,000,000 in the middle, Artur Koren bet out 400,000 only to have Australian Alexander Lynskey raise all in for 755,000.

Roger Lussier three-bet to 1,400,000, and Koren open-folded his   .

Roger Lussier:   
Alexander Lynskey:   

The river landed the  , and Lynskey scooped in a big double to over 3.2 million in chips.

Artur Koren4,210,000-140,000
Roger Lussier4,190,000-770,000
Alex Lynskey3,250,0002,125,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:58 PM Local Time
Teh Eliminated; Dyer Over Ten Million

Natalie Teh

At the secondary outer feature table, Natalie Teh was all in for around 900,000 with    against big stack Michael Dyer holding   .

Aces held on the       board, sending Teh to the rail, and boosting Dyer's stack up over the ten million mark.

Michael Dyer10,750,0001,750,000
Natalie Teh0-1,400,000
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