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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 9:55 PM Local Time
Xi Doubles Through Beylin

Ming Xi was all in for 650,000 from the small blind when we arrived at his table but his    was dominated by the    of Konstantin Beylin.

The      brought nothing for Xi but he whipped out his phone to record the river card and it was the   to give him a double.

Konstantin Beylin3,500,000-525,000
Ming Xi1,400,000660,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:52 PM Local Time
Melancon Eliminated by Zobian

From the cutoff, Melancon found himself all in for 690,000 with Aram Zobian making the call on the button.

Joseph Melancon:   
Aram Zobian:   

The dealer spread a       board, and Melancon was eliminated from the Main Event.

Aram Zobian7,250,0002,050,000
Joseph Melancon0-1,000,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:52 PM Local Time
Cynn Doubles Through Khun

John Cynn raised it up from the hijack and Chanracy Khun called from the big blind. The flop came     and Khun checked to Cynn who bet 90,000. Khun raised to 425,000 and Cynn shipped all in for 785,000. Khun quickly called and the cards were on their backs.

John Cynn:   
Chanracy Khun:   

Cynn was ahead with his top pair and would need to avoid a heart to stay alive. The turn was the   and the river brought the   as Cynn held on for a full double up.

Chanracy Khun5,700,000-700,000
John Cynn1,650,000500,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:48 PM Local Time
Cordell Rakes One In With a Turned Set

Catching action on a flop board of      with three players involved in the hand and Joey Fabre put out a bet of 225,000. Mike Cordell called from the cutoff while the third player in the hand folded.

The river was the   and Fabre checked this time. Cordell put out a bet of 350,000 and Fabre didn't waste too long calling. Cordell showed    and his turned set was good for him to scoop the pot.

"I didn't know you were calling," Cordell said after the hand to justify his play. "If I had known you were calling I would've never put another chip in the pot. But I thought I had him beat still."

Mike Cordell5,825,000875,000
Joey Fabre2,050,000-550,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:43 PM Local Time
Fox Leads into Rivers

In what looked like a three-bet pot, Jorden Fox check-called from middle position against Ryan Rivers on his left, who bet 425,000 on    .

The   hit and Fox bet out 550,000. Rivers quickly folded and some folks standing on the rail congratulated Fox on the nice pot.

Jorden Fox4,550,000550,000
Ryan Rivers3,700,000-900,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:37 PM Local Time
Lee Eliminated by Dominguez-Depaz

Stanley Lee

Hector Dominguez-Depaz opened with a raise to 110,000 from early position and action folded around to Stanley Lee who was in the cutoff. He shoved all in for 915,000 and action folded back to Dominguez-Depaz. He took a second look at his cards then called.

Hector Dominguez-Depaz:   
Stanley Lee:   

Dominguez-Depaz was in the lead and he retained it on the     flop. The   on the turn did give Lee a whole slew of extra outs, but the river was the   and that wasn't one of them. Dominguez-Depaz collected the pot, chipping up to around four million while Lee hit the rail.

Hector Dominguez-Depaz3,900,0000
Stanley Lee0-1,010,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:31 PM Local Time
Jukich Doubles Through Le

Mike Jukich

Shaun Deeb opened to 105,000 and Mike Jukich called. Nghia Le three-bet to 390,000 and Deeb folded, with Jukich calling.

Jukich bet 375,000 on the     flop and Le raised to 985,000. Jukich three-bet all in for 2,010,000 and Le called.

Mike Jukich:   
Nghia Le:   

Le had the nut flush draw to go with his top pair, but was up against a set. The turn was the   but the river   gave Jukich quads and he doubled up.

Nghia Le [Nghia Le (FL)]5,200,000-2,200,000
Mike Jukich5,000,0002,500,000
Shaun Deeb2,300,000-200,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:31 PM Local Time
Habib Pressures Cushman

On a flop of    , Ubaid Habib checked from the big blind to Nicholas Cushman on the button. Cushman bet 90,000 and Habib check-raised to 275,000 which Cushman called.

The turn was the   and Habib announced all in, putting Cushman to the test for his remaining 950,000 chips. Cushman tanked for nearly two minutes before finally letting his hand go and Habib raked in the pot.

Here is a look at how the rest of the table stacks up.

Steven Adams5,340,000-310,000
Artem Metalidi4,650,000150,000
Ubaid Habib4,300,000-50,000
Konstantin Beylin4,025,000375,000
Mark Zullo3,075,000-25,000
Antoine Labat1,550,000430,000
Nicholas Cushman945,000-555,000
Ming Xi740,000-60,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:27 PM Local Time
Minkin Doubles With Kings

Kelly Minkin

The action folded around to Shannon Shorr on the button, and he raised to 125k. Kelly Minkin was in the small blind and three-bet to 340k. The player in the big blind folded and Shorr made the call.

The flop came down    , and Minkin bet 285k. Shorr responded by betting enough to put her all in, and she snap-called.

Kelly Minkin:   
Shannon Shorr:   

The turn was the  , which took away some of Shorr's outs, and the river   secured Minkin's double-up with the over pair to the board.

Shannon Shorr2,400,000-1,200,000
Kelly Minkin2,400,000900,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:27 PM Local Time
Platis Can't Find a Fold

We found Nikolaos Platis tanking on the button against an all-in shove from Ricardo Souza on      . Souza had shoved for about 945,000 in the hijack into a pot containing a little over 1 million. Platis tanked for several minutes until a clock was called. About halfway through his time, he slid in calling chips.

Souza showed    for a straight and Platis mucked   .

Ricardo Souza3,000,0001,700,000
Nikolaos Platis275,000-1,225,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:26 PM Local Time
Koren Three-Bets from the Big

Alexander Lynskey opened to 100,000 from under the gun and Franklin Azevedo called in the cutoff. Vicent Bosca Ramon called in the small blind, before Artur Koren three-bet from the big blind to 550,000.

Lynskey folded, as did Azevedo, and after a few moments, Ramon folded too and Koren collected the pot.

Bart Lybaert9,690,000390,000
Roger Lussier4,960,000960,000
Artur Koren4,350,000790,000
Thomas Macdonald3,960,000-790,000
Nishant Sharma3,400,000900,000
Vicent Bosca Ramon2,190,000-310,000
Franklin Azevedo1,900,000100,000
Adam Rude1,850,000-250,000
Alex Lynskey1,125,000-575,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:26 PM Local Time
Josephy Eliminated in Monster Cooler

Cliff Josephy

Cliff Josephy raised to 110,000 from under the gun and Michael Dyer three-bet to 315,000. Josephy four-bet to 815,000 and Dyer moved all in. Josephy snap-called.

Cliff Josephy:   
Michael Dyer:   

The 2016 November Niner was all in for 3,800,000 and looked in a commanding position to double up.

The flop came     with no help to Dyer. The turn was a   but the   on the river sent Josephy to the rail and boosted Dyer's stack up over the nine million.

Michael Dyer9,300,0003,900,000
Cliff Josephy0-3,000,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:24 PM Local Time
Gooch Extracts Value With Two Pair

There was a pot brewing between Jason Gooch and Stanley Lee as we approached. Action was first on Gooch on a board showing       and he led out with a bet of 280,000.

Lee was in the tank and he stayed there for a bit. Eventually he decided to call and Gooch showed down his    for two pair. This was enough to earn him the pot and chip him up to almost four million as Lee was cut down to just over one million.

Jason Gooch3,850,000450,000
Stanley Lee1,010,000-490,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:18 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts from Main Feature Table
Peter Campo6,400,0001,800,000
Andres Jeckeln5,800,000800,000
Ahmed Amin3,800,000-200,000
Jaime Kaplan3,600,000-100,000
Shannon Shorr3,600,0000
Mario Mosbock2,600,000100,000
Henrik Hecklen2,100,000-1,100,000
Kelly Minkin1,500,000-1,200,000
Ricky Pyne1,100,000-1,100,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:18 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Outer Feature One
Nghia Le [Nghia Le (FL)]7,400,000-100,000
Eric Froehlich5,700,000-100,000
Shaun O'Donnell4,800,000900,000
Rifat Palevic4,000,000-500,000
Paulino Uemura3,100,0000
Barry Faecher2,700,000-100,000
Mike Jukich2,500,000-400,000
Shaun Deeb2,500,0000
Stefan Huber750,000-50,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:17 PM Local Time
Manion Picks Off Sekularac

Ognjen Sekularac opened to 100,000 form early position, and Nicolas Manion three-bet the cutoff to 250,000.

The action folded back to Sekularac, and he called before the       board checked down to the river where Sekularac bet out 315,000.

Manion quickly called and tabled his    to best Sekularac's   .

Ognjen Sekularac2,280,000-1,080,000
Nicolas Manion1,935,0001,365,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:15 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Outer Feature Two
Jan Mach6,000,0002,125,000
Michael Dyer5,400,0001,500,000
Alexander Gross3,800,000-2,115,000
Kao Saechao3,200,000-1,525,000
Cliff Josephy3,000,000370,000
Tyler Witteman2,300,0000
Natalie Teh1,400,000-310,000
Alexandre Reard1,100,000-100,000
Taha Maruf300,000-200,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:11 PM Local Time
Mosbock and Shorr Chop All In Again!

Shannon Shorr raised to 115k and Mario Mosbock three-bet to 350k on the button. The other players got out of the way, and Shorr decided to four-bet to 805k. Mosbock wasn't done however and proceeded to five-bet all in for 2.5m. Shorr made the call, and both players saw they held the same hand.

Shannon Shorr:   
Marion Mosbock:   

The rainbow board brought no sweats for either player, and they chopped up the pot once more.

Monday, July 9, 2018 9:11 PM Local Time
Cordell Eliminates Merrilees

Daniel Merrilees

Mike Cordell raised to 115,000 on the button and Daniel Merrilees shoved in the big blind. It was 1,340,000 total and Cordell thought awhile before dropping in calling chips.

Mike Cordell:   
Daniel Merrilees:   

The flip went Cordell's way as it ran out      .

Mike Cordell4,950,0001,550,000
Daniel Merrilees0-1,200,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 9:10 PM Local Time
Huber Down to 16 Big Blinds

Stefan Huber limped in the small blind and Paulino Uemura checked his big blind.

Huber check-called a bet of 50,000 on the     flop and the turn was the  . Huber check-called another bet of 75,000.

The river was the   and Huber checked for a third time Paulino bet 325,000 and Huber folded, leaving himself with around 800,000 in chips.

Paulino Uemura3,100,000300,000
Stefan Huber800,000-535,000