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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 4:07 PM Local Time
Foster Doubles Through Maeroff

Seth Foster got his 775,000 in the middle holding    but was up against the    of Jason Maeroff. The flop brought an ace though, and the turn another, so the hand was decided before the river even emerged from the deck.

Jason Maeroff2,800,000-1,025,000
Seth Foster1,650,000170,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 4:02 PM Local Time
Hilton Left on Crumbs as Fabre Doubles

Joey Fabre

On a flop of    , Joey Fabre checked over to Jonathan Hilton who was in position and put out a bet of 100,000. Fabre called.

The turn was the   and Fabre checked again. Hilton put out a bet of 350,000 and Fabre moved all in for 1,515,000. Hilton asked to make sure Fabre was all in, then called with a slightly covering stack.

Joey Fabre:   
Jonathan Hilton:   

Hilton's aces were in a big hole as Fabre flopped a set and Hilton couldn't catch up as the   came on the river. He was forced to send over the chips to Fabre and Hilton was left with 125,000. After the double Fabre moved to around 3,500,000 chips.

Joey Fabre3,500,0002,080,000
Jonathan Hilton125,000-2,175,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 4:00 PM Local Time
Melancon Doubles Through Volpe

After a raise and three-bet to 225,000 from Paul Volpe, Joseph Melancon jammed all in for 590,000 in the small blind. The action was back on Volpe who asked for a count and gave it some thought. He eventually made the call but found himself in bad shape.

Joseph Melancon:   
Paul Volpe:   

Melancon had the superior hand and would hold on throughout the board of       to earn a full double-up.

Joseph Melancon1,330,000730,000
Paul Volpe1,150,000-230,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:58 PM Local Time
Sekularac Sends Levy to the Rail

Adam Levy

Adam Levy got his last 1,050,000 in the middle with the board reading      and was called by Ognjen Sekularac.

Adam Levy:   
Ognjen Sekularac:   

The river was the   and Sekularac rivered his flush to send Levy to the rail and move the Serbian up to four million in chips.

Ognjen Sekularac4,000,0001,200,000
Adam Levy0-975,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:55 PM Local Time
Cada Chips Up

Joe Cada defended his big blind from a button open and both he and his opponent checked the     flop. The turn was the   and Cada bet 100,000. His opponent called and the river was the  .

Cada bet 200,000 and his opponent called. The 2009 champion showed    for top pair and took down the pot.

Joe Cada1,500,000400,000
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Monday, July 9, 2018 3:54 PM Local Time
Did Adam "Roothlus" Levy Predict his World Series of Poker Main Event Run?

Professional poker player Adam "Roothlus" Levy decided to skip all the 2018 World Series of Poker preliminary events. The first bracelet event he registered was the World Series of Poker Main Event. The day he registered the WSOP Main Event he posted on social media that he would make Day 5. Well, here we are Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event and Levy is still in. There are less than 200 people between Levy and the first place prize of $8.8 million. Where has his poker confidence come from? Why did he take a few weeks off of poker? How has he improved his poker game? Watch to find out!

Monday, July 9, 2018 3:49 PM Local Time
Ziskin Puts Mach to the Test

Alexander Ziskin bet 315,000 from under the gun on      and Jan Mach called out of the small blind. On the   river, Mach checked and Ziskin immediately moved all in for 720,000 effective. Mach's cards were in the muck about 15 seconds later.

Alexander Ziskin4,200,0001,000,000
Jan Mach720,000-730,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:46 PM Local Time
Bercovici Eliminates Do

We heard a call for payouts and saw Vi Do standing up as his chips were pushed to neighbor Hari Bercovici. The board had come       and Bercovici had    for a set, while Do held    for top pair.

Hari Bercovici4,000,0001,250,000
Vi Do0-1,935,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:43 PM Local Time
Jeckeln Takes From Shorr

Shannon Shorr raised to 70,000 from under the gun, Andres Jeckeln three-bet to 250,000 from middle position, and Shorr called.

They checked to the river of an       where Jeckeln bet 305,000. Shorr mulled it over for a bit before he folded.

Andres Jeckeln5,650,0001,150,000
Shannon Shorr3,480,000-220,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:37 PM Local Time
Akenhead Clipped by Harvell in Massive Pot

James Akenhead

Justin Harvell opened to 60,000 from late position and action folded to the big blind where James Akenhead made it 240,000. Action was back on Harvell and he called.

The flop was     and Akenhead led with a bet of 220,000. Harvell just called.

The turn was the   and Akenhead thought for a few seconds before moving all in with a slightly covering stack. Harvell didn't waste any time calling off his stack for 920,000.

James Akenhead:   
Justin Harvell:   

The river was the   which did not complete Akenhead's straight draw and he was clipped to right around 220,000 chips while Harvell doubled to nearly three million.

Justin Harvell2,800,0001,400,000
James Akenhead220,000-2,165,000
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Monday, July 9, 2018 3:35 PM Local Time
Fox Makes a Hero Call

Picking up the action on the turn with the board reading     , Nick Newport tossed in a bet of 205,000 from the small blind. Jorden Fox called and the   landed on the river.

Newport threw in another bet of 510,000 and Fox went into the tank. After a couple of minutes, he finally found the call. Newport turned over    and Fox rolled over   . His two pair, tens and sevens, were good enough to take down another pot of over a million.

Jorden Fox4,640,000240,000
Nick Newport2,850,000-1,050,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:34 PM Local Time
Patel Finds a Double

We found Kunal Patel all in for a little under 400,000 with    against an opponent with   . The board ran out       and Patel doubled.

Kunal Patel800,00050,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:33 PM Local Time
Davies Finishes Off Lawson

After Ted Lawson was very short in a recent hand, he has now seen his Main Event run come to an end.

Lawson was all in for around 100,000 and saw both Paulo Goncalves and Scott Davies call. Playing for the side pot as well, Goncalves and Davies both checked on the     flop, before Goncalves check-folded to a bet from Davies on the   turn.

Scott Davies:   
Ted Lawson:   

Lawson was behind to two pair and needed to hit a spade on the river to survive. But it didn't come, and Lawson was eliminated.

Scott Davies950,000-340,000
Ted Lawson0-105,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:28 PM Local Time
Zobian Takes From Platis

Nikolaos Platis raised to 65,000 and got calls from Aram Zobian and Robert Brown in the blinds.

The flop came     and it checked to Platis who continued for 80,000. Zobian called and Brown folded.

The pair checked the   turn and the   river and Zobian turned over    and took down the pot.

Here are some updated counts from the other players at their table.

Nikolaos Platis4,000,000-470,000
Aram Zobian2,200,000750,000
Jeff Hobrecker1,700,000625,000
Brett Silverman1,100,000-440,000
Joseph Melancon600,000-83,000
Robert Brown300,000-318,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:26 PM Local Time
Cristos Doubles with Kings Against Lawson

From the button, Ted Lawson raised to 80,000 and Jordan Cristos called in the small blind, as did Mantas Bagocius in the big blind.

The flop landed     and action checked round to see the   land on the turn.

Cristos checked, Bagocius bet 95,000, and Lawson called. Cristos responded by moving all in for 535,000 and Bagocius immediately folded. Lawson deliberated for several minutes, and then made the call to put Cristos at risk.


The river landed the  , and Cristos doubled to nearly 1.5 million in chips.

Jordan Cristos1,450,000925,000
Mantas Bagocius1,030,000185,000
Ted Lawson105,000-631,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:26 PM Local Time
204th - 225th Place Finishers
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Ema Zajmovic

These players earned $49,335 for their respective finishes.

Richard Lee00
Takashi Matsushita00
Robert Welch00
Takashi Ogura00
Joe Kuether00
James Romano00
Alexander Wong00
Brian Saltus00
Erwin Fonacier00
Eric Wasylenko00
Ema Zajmovic00
Farukh Tach0-180,000
Federico Quevedo00
Crystal Utley00
Brendon O'Neal00
Andrew Hinrichsen00
John Anderson00
Frederik Salari00
Kwong Ip00
Peter Cross00
Pablo Fernandez Campo0-1,300,000
Matthew Klapstein00
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:24 PM Local Time
Ramon Doubles Through Stein

On a board of     , big blind Vicent Bosca Ramon got his last 715,000 in to be at risk with    against the    of Matthew Stein. The   river was safe for a Ramon double.

Matthew Stein1,750,000735,000
Vicent Bosca Ramon1,600,000889,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:20 PM Local Time
Obst Sends Novotny to the Rail

James Obst

Thomas Novotny moved all in from early position with a shove for about 500,000. Next to act was James Obst and he moved all in over the top for about 2,350,000 total. Action folded around to the blinds where Phillip Mighall tanked for quite some time before releasing his hand. The big blind folded as well so Obst and Novotny headed to a showdown.

James Obst:   
Thomas Novotny:   

The board ran out       and with his ace-king kickers to the board, Obst earned the pot to move to almost three million while Novotny hit the rail.

James Obst2,950,000550,000
Tomas Novotny00
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:19 PM Local Time
Lynskey and Kaarem Pick on Yoshioka

Alex Lynskey

Shigeho Yoshioka opened to 65,000 and Fredrik Kaarem three-bet to 185,000 on his left. The action folded back to Yoshioka who called to see a flop of    . Yoshioka check-called a bet of 190,000 and the   landed on the turn.

Both players checked to see the   on the river. Yoshioka led out for 325,000 and Kaarem quickly made the call. Yoshioka tabled    but Kaarem held    for a better pair to take the pot.

Following that, Bart Lybaert raised to 75,000 from early position and was called by Yoshioka and Alexander Lynskey in the small blind. The flop fell     and Lynskey checked to Lybaert who continued for 130,000. Yoshioka called and Lynskey check-raised to 390,000. Lybaert quickly folded but Yoshioka called.

The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Lynskey shoved all in, putting Yoshioka to the test for his last 550,000. He thought for a minute and then gave up, conceding another pot to Lynskey.

Alex Lynskey2,830,00030,000
Fredrik Kaarem2,720,000991,000
Shigeho Yoshioka550,000-740,000
Monday, July 9, 2018 3:16 PM Local Time
Demidov Eliminates Pardo

Ivan Demidov opened in the hijack to 60,000 and Juan Pardo shoved all in from the button for 205,000. Demidov called with    and was flipping against   . The     had Pardo standing up and the   and   confirmed his exit.

Ivan Demidov1,290,000-110,000
Juan Pardo0-500,000
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