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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 6:21 PM Local Time
Bolton Eliminated by Uemura

Following a hijack open from Paulino Uemura, John Bolton moved all in for roughly 400,000 from the big blind. Uemura called, and the cards were revealed.


The board ran out       and Bolton was eliminated by Uemura.

Paulino Uemura2,900,000695,000
John Bolton0-230,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:18 PM Local Time
Double Knockout for Lack Propels Him to Six Million Chips

Hari Bercovici limped in from early position and action folded around to Greg Perry who moved all in for about 150,000. Next to act, Pierre Gentil moved all in over the top for roughly 700,000, and in the small blind, Randall Lack called both shoves. Action was back on Bercovici and he folded promptly, bringing the three players to an all-in showdown.

Randall Lack:   
Gregory Perry:   
Pierre Gentil:   

Lack was in the lead as the three hands went to the flop and he retained it as the board rolled out      . With his ace-king kickers to the board, Lack would scoop the pot and move to right around six million chips.

Randall Lack6,000,0001,350,000
Gregory Perry0-150,000
Pierre Gentil0-625,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:18 PM Local Time
Cikinas Doubles Through Fabre

From under the gun, Daniel Merrilees raised to 75,000 and Joey Fabre three-bet to 325,000 from a few seats over.

With the action on Matas Cikinas on the button, he moved all in for 1,050,000, and Merrilees folded.

Fabre went deep into the tank for several minutes before eventually making the call.


The board ran out       and Cikinas doubled through to over 2.2 million in chips.

Matas Cikinas2,265,0001,325,000
Daniel Merrilees1,790,000-205,000
Joey Fabre1,350,000-1,150,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:16 PM Local Time
Tang Takes it With Two Pair

Danny Tang

Jason Maeroff opened the action with a raise to 90,000 from early position, and Daniel Tang defended his big blind. The flop came down    , and Tang check-called a 110,000 bet. Both players checked on the   turn, and when the river came the  , Tang led for 315,000. Maeroff made the call and mucked after tabled    for two pair.

Daniel Tang2,500,000470,000
Jason Maeroff1,400,000-275,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:15 PM Local Time
Miscikowski Eliminated by Beylin

Following a flop of     and a series of bets and raises, David Miscikowski was all in for about 1,250,000 with    from early position against Konstantin Beylin in the big blind with   .

The   turn and   river completed the board, no help to Miscikowski, locking up the pot for Beylin.

Konstantin Beylin3,250,0001,605,000
David Miscikowski0-1,780,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:11 PM Local Time
DiVella Doubles Through Pollak with a Good River

Nick DiVella moved all in before the flop for a bit more than 400,000. Benjamin Pollak was next to act and he just called while the rest of the table folded around, bringing the two players to a showdown.

Benjamin Pollak:   
Nick DiVella:   

The board ran out       and that gave DiVella a winning pair of sevens on the river to double up.

"Hi, mom!" DiVella said after the hand, waving at the ESPN cameras that had gathered around.

"She says, 'Nice river,'" another player at the table said.

Benjamin Pollak2,900,000-410,000
Nick DiVella850,000430,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:10 PM Local Time
Hutter Moves into Chip Lead

Barry Hutter

Barry Hutter came back from dinner with a top-ten stack, and when we got to his table, Nils Tolpingrud had checked a board of      and Hutter had bet 325,000.

Tolpingrud called and the river was the  . Tolpingrud checked and Hutter bet 875,000. Tolpingrud thought before calling and Hutter showed    for a set of sevens and took down the pot.

Barry Hutter6,700,0001,550,000
Nils Tolpingrud960,000-1,415,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:09 PM Local Time
Dos Santos Eliminates Desai

Victor Pedote Dos Santos opened to 80,000 under the gun and got one call before small blind Anthony Desai stuck his 400,000-or-so in. Dos Santos reraised to isolate but his    was dominated by   . The     flop changed that in a hurry, though, and Desai took his leave on the wrong end of a beat after the   and   completed the board.

Victor Pedote Dos Santos2,300,000620,000
Anthony Desai0-450,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:09 PM Local Time
Rughani Doubles Through Fabre

Vivek Rughani raised to 500,000 from early position and Joey Fabre called from the hijack.

The flop came down    , Rughani bet his remaining 5,000, and Fabre called with   , trailing Rughani's   .

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

Joey Fabre2,500,000-485,000
Vivek Rughani1,115,000595,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:06 PM Local Time
Sarkisyan Eliminated by Deeb

From the hijack, Karen Sarkisyan shoved all in for 470,000 and Shaun Deeb called in the small blind.


The board ran out       and Sarkisyan was eliminated shortly after play resumed.

Shaun Deeb1,870,000520,000
Karen Sarkisyan0-560,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:03 PM Local Time
Levinskas Returns From Dinner With a Four-Bet

Laurynas Levinskas opened with a raise to 100,000 and action folded to Stanley Lee on the button. He three-bet, making it 325,000, and action folded around back to Levinskas. Levinskas thought for a good while, counting his chips and cutting out a bet before deciding to make it 845,000. Lee thought for a while, then decided to let go of his hand, so Levinskas took down the big pot with his four-bet without seeing a flop.

Laurynas Levinskas3,545,000425,000
Stanley Lee3,100,000-375,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 6:00 PM Local Time
Gentil Doubles Through Duong

Pierre Gentil got his last 260,000 in after being fortunate enough to find    and was fading the    of Jack Duong. The     brought nothing to worry Gentil but the   turn meant he had some cards to fade. The   was a brick on the river.

Jack Duong1,370,000-205,000
Pierre Gentil625,000365,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 5:57 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air.

Monday, July 9, 2018 5:56 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 5000
Monday, July 9, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Phil Ivey Busts the Main Event!

Phil Ivey made a huge all-in river bet on Day 4 of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Brian Altman was put in a tough spot. Would Phil Ivey risk his WSOP Main Event tournament life with less than a flush or straight? Altman analyzes his play on the hand that eventually busted Phil Ivey from the WSOP Main Event in 54th place for $23,940. Altman hangs on to one of the biggest stacks in Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event.

Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, July 9, 2018 4:26 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

The remaining 171 players are heading on a 90-minute dinner break.

Play will resume at approximately 5:55 p.m. (PDT).

Monday, July 9, 2018 4:24 PM Local Time
Dinner Break Chip Counts of Remaining 171 Players
Hari Bercovici5,870,000-30,000
Alexander Gross5,725,000-175,000
Brian Yoon5,585,000585,000
Andres Jeckeln5,585,000-65,000
Eric Froehlich5,445,000-55,000
Alexander Haro5,285,0001,025,000
Barry Hutter5,150,0005,000
Nikolaos Platis5,000,0001,000,000
Ryan Rivers4,950,0002,298,000
Shannon Shorr4,810,0001,330,000
Brian Altman4,800,0001,530,000
Randall Lack4,650,000-850,000
Ognjen Sekularac4,630,000630,000
Jaime Kaplan4,605,000505,000
Danny Qutami4,470,0004,470,000
Sharukh Shaw4,470,0001,270,000
Kerry Bell4,450,00070,000
Peter Campo4,300,0001,475,000
Nghia Le [Nghia Le (FL)]4,300,0002,675,000
Thomas Macdonald4,270,0001,570,000
Alexander Ziskin4,260,00060,000
Jorden Fox4,180,000-460,000
Jeff Trudeau4,180,000680,000
Justin Harvell4,085,0001,285,000
Tony Miles3,980,0001,380,000
Paulo Goncalves3,900,000600,000
Roger Lussier3,805,0001,155,000
Shaun O'Donnell3,730,000-120,000
James Obst3,700,000750,000
Dan Wilson3,685,000-485,000
Alex Lynskey3,680,000850,000
Cliff Josephy3,595,00045,000
Steven Adams3,575,000675,000
Ofir Mor3,530,00030,000
Stanley Lee3,475,000-1,045,000
Tristan Bain3,450,0001,050,000
Benjamin Pollak3,310,000-990,000
Bart Lybaert3,300,000-200,000
Nirath Rean3,218,000543,000
Kelly Minkin3,205,000-895,000
Laurynas Levinskas3,120,0001,265,000
Alexandre Reard3,100,000-1,100,000
Vicent Bosca Ramon3,090,0001,490,000
Matt Sabia3,065,000365,000
Jonathon Prested3,025,000660,000
Artem Metalidi2,990,0001,472,000
Aleksandr Shevelev2,990,000840,000
Krasimir Yankov2,985,000545,000
Joey Fabre2,985,000-515,000
Mark Zullo2,900,0001,550,000
Nicholas Cushman2,900,0001,385,000
Jared Palmer2,805,0001,405,000
Philip Chun2,800,0001,450,000
Barry Faecher2,750,0001,150,000
Mason Barrell2,680,000-270,000
Jason Gooch2,655,0002,295,000
Antonio Esfandiari2,570,000-330,000
Chanracy Khun2,560,000307,000
Andrew Ostapchenko2,555,000-995,000
Jan Mach2,550,0001,830,000
Hyon Kim2,530,000570,000
Clayton Fletcher2,500,000-140,000
Chris Da-Silva2,480,000-820,000
Martial Blangenwitsch2,475,00035,000
Phillip Mighall2,475,000557,000
Sean Marshall2,465,0001,705,000
Nick Newport2,450,000-400,000
Sylvain Loosli2,400,000350,000
Nils Tolpingrud2,375,000-325,000
Fredrik Kaarem2,290,000-430,000
Artur Koren2,235,000765,000
Rifat Palevic2,230,0001,670,000
Paulino Uemura2,205,000815,000
Nishant Sharma2,200,000120,000
John Cynn2,185,000254,000
Scott Einiger2,110,0001,170,000
Mark Stockton2,090,000290,000
Thomas Lutz2,055,00075,000
Ivan Luca2,050,000700,000
Daniel Tang2,030,000203,000
Franklin Azevedo2,000,000-700,000
Daniel Merrilees1,995,0001,490,000
Ahmed Amin1,965,00015,000
Henrik Hecklen1,965,000595,000
Aram Zobian1,950,000-250,000
Hector Dominguez-Depaz1,900,000700,000
Michael Lavenburg1,890,000690,000
Frederik Jensen1,875,0001,551,000
Peter Nguyen1,870,000110,000
Bas De Laat1,865,000484,000
Ming Xi1,855,000-78,000
Ryan Phan1,850,0001,000,000
Ben Yu1,840,000-1,210,000
Adam Rude1,820,000-280,000
Kao Saechao1,800,000375,000
Mario Mosbock1,790,000640,000
David Miscikowski1,780,0000
Martijn Gerrits1,770,000-489,000
Taha Maruf1,750,000450,000
Ivan Demidov1,725,000435,000
Ricardo Souza1,700,000970,000
Randy Lowery1,680,000230,000
Victor Pedote Dos Santos1,680,000260,000
Jason Maeroff1,675,000-1,125,000
Ubaid Habib1,670,000-1,480,000
Jeff Hobrecker1,650,000-50,000
Konstantin Beylin1,645,000145,000
Seth Foster1,625,000-25,000
Joe Cada1,615,000115,000
Jamie Flynn1,605,000740,000
Noe Cantu1,600,000-200,000
Antoine Labat1,580,000221,000
Jack Duong1,575,000425,000
Volodymyr Drokin1,575,000559,000
Nicolas Manion1,530,000-55,000
Rodeen Talebi1,495,000688,000
Mike Jukich1,480,000-5,000
Jeremy Ansher1,450,000-350,000
Steven Federspiel1,430,000510,000
Brayden Gazlay1,415,000-255,000
Richard Robinson1,375,000-264,000
Joseph Melancon1,375,00045,000
Ralph Massey1,355,000379,000
Shaun Deeb1,350,000150,000
Stefan Huber1,335,000535,000
Yueqi Zhu1,320,000120,000
William Kopp1,310,000-240,000
Cory Williams1,310,000-95,000
Mike Cordell1,305,000493,000
Michael Dyer1,260,000260,000
Jordan Cristos1,190,000-260,000
Samuel Bernabeu1,160,000-450,000
Bryce McVay1,150,000-300,000
Ricky Pyne1,110,000-1,140,000
Tyler Witteman1,100,000-450,000
Michael Feil1,080,000-1,885,000
Ben Jackson1,055,000-481,000
Natalie Teh1,050,000225,000
Brett Silverman1,025,000-75,000
Eric Liebeler1,025,000350,000
Kenneth Watson1,020,000-180,000
Cory Albertson1,000,000252,000
Matas Cikinas940,000-410,000
Rocco Palumbo900,000-1,400,000
Martin Sejer865,000-1,302,000
Daniel Wolf860,000-840,000
Brent Ballentine840,000-260,000
Scott Davies820,000-130,000
John Botticello820,000-268,000
Cole Miller750,000-400,000
Xi Yang740,000-1,085,000
Brian Borne720,000-1,180,000
Michael Reardon715,000-65,000
Jake Toole700,000-550,000
Jacob Kipfer685,000-220,000
Tobias Ziegler680,000-251,000
Timothy McDermott665,000-345,000
Mantas Bagocius650,000-380,000
Matthew Stein625,000-1,125,000
Paul Volpe600,000-550,000
Kunal Patel575,000-225,000
Karen Sarkisyan560,000-265,000
Vivek Rughani520,000-130,000
William Hickey495,000-95,000
Kartik Ved465,000-670,000
Anthony Desai450,000-580,000
Eric Kepper430,000-268,000
Nick DiVella395,000-135,000
Pierre Gentil260,000-1,490,000
John Bolton230,000-20,000
Gregory Perry150,000-412,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 4:23 PM Local Time
172nd - 203rd Place Finishers
James Akenhead
James Akenhead

These players earned $49,355 for their respective finishes.

Richard Gryko0-2,100,000
Gregory Defeo0-240,000
Adam Geyer00
Juan Pardo Dominguez00
Tomas Novotny00
Umang Dattani00
Ted Lawson00
Santiago Soriano0-2,085,000
David Chen0-775,000
Ashley Locker0-600,000
William Simpson0-1,021,000
Gavin Cochrane00
James Akenhead0-220,000
Bradley Myers00
Chou Chou00
Vi Do00
Kilian Loeffler0-550,000
Andreas Kniep0-1,451,000
Kyle Julius0-1,050,000
Roland Israelashvili0-340,000
Roman Lanzerstorfer0-1,140,000
Shigeho Yoshioka0-550,000
Adam Levy00
Loc Nguyen (AL)0-775,000
Michael Haddad0-421,000
Jonathan Hilton0-125,000
Robert Brown0-300,000
Scott Wilson0-1,100,000
Christopher Ahrens0-395,000
Shankar Pillai0-1,500,000
Brian Green0-450,000
Scott Franklin00
Monday, July 9, 2018 4:21 PM Local Time
Jukich Doubles Through Sharma

Nishant Sharma opened for 70,000 and called the shove of Mike Jukich, who had 700,000. Jukich's    dominated    and the board ran out      , safe for a double.

Nishant Sharma2,080,000908,000
Mike Jukich1,500,000850,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 4:15 PM Local Time
Zullo Doubles Through Defeo

Mark Zullo was all in for his last 645,000 holding    against Gregory Defeo and his   .

The board ran out       and Zullo doubled through.

Mark Zullo1,350,000-1,594,000
Gregory Defeo240,000-760,000