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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, July 09, 2018 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $596,700
  • Entries: 221
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:30 PM Local Time
Hands #67-76: Helppi Chipping Up

Juha Helppi

Hand #67: Yaser Al-Keliddar limped in the small blind. Juha Helppi in the big blind raised. Al-Keliddar called.

The flop was    . Al-Keliddar checked. Helppi bet. Al-Keliddar called. The turn brought the  . Al-Keliddar checked. Helppi bet. Al-Keliddar called. The   river completed the board. Al-Keliddar checked. Helppi bet. Al-Keliddar gave up his hand.

Hand #68: Al-Keliddar raised on the button. Helppi three-bet from the small blind. Al-Keliddar called.

A flop reading     was dealt. Helppi bet. Al-Keliddar folded.

Hand #69: Justin Thurlow raised from the small blind. Andrew Yip, in the big blind, called. The flop came     and Thurlow check-called a bet from Yip. The turn was the  . Thurlow checked. Yip bet. Thurlow called. The   river filled up the board. Thurlow checked again. Yip fired another bet and Thurlow called. Yip showed    but it is Thurlow who won the pot after revealing   .

Hand #70: Yip raised from the small blind. Al-Keliddar three-bet from the big blind. Yip called. On a flop of    , Yip checked. Al-Keliddar bet and Yip called. The turn came the  . Yip checked. Al-Keliddar threw in another bet that was enough to award him the pot.

Hand #71: Helppi got a walk.

Hand #72: Helppi limped from the small blind. Thurlow, in the big blind, checked. The flop came    . Helppi bet. Thurlow called. The turn brought the  . Helppi bet again and Thurlow called. The   filled up the river and was checked around. Helppi showed    and Thurlow revealed    for a chopped pot.

Hand #73: Al-Keliddar raised on the cutoff. Yip, in the big blind, called. The flop came    . Yip checked. Al-Keliddar bet. Yip called. The turn came the  . Yip checked again. Al-Keliddar bet and Yi called. The   river completed the board. Yip checked. Al-Keliddar bet. Yip proceeded to give up his hand.

Hand #74: Helppi raised on the cutoff. Yip three-bet from the small blind. Helppi called. The flop was     and a bet from Yip gave him the pot.

Hand #75: Yip raised on the button. Helppi called from the big blind.

A flop reading     was dealt. Helppi checked. Yip bet. Helppi check-called. The   turn was checked through to the   river. Helppi checked. Yip bet. Helppi gave up his hand.

Hand #76: Yip raised on the cutoff. Thurlow called from the big blind.

The flop came    . Thurlow checked. Yip bet. Thurlow called. The turn was the   and was checked around to the   river. Thurlow threw in a bet and Yip called. Thurlow tabled    for trips to win the pot. His opponent mucked.

Juha Helppi650,000298,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:14 PM Local Time
Hands #58-66: Mostly Small Pots

Hand #58: Juha Helppi opened the button and Yaser Al-Keliddar defended his big blind. Al-Keliddar check-called the     flop but check-folded the   turn.

Hand #59: Helppi opened the cutoff and got it through.

Hand #60: Justin Thurlow opened the cutoff and Helppi called in the big. It was won by Thurlow with a continuation on the flop.

Hand #61: Andrew Yip raised the cutoff and Thurlow peeled from the big blind. The board ran out       and Thurlow check-called every street but mucked when Yip tabled   .

Hand #62: Thurlow limped the small blind and Yip checked. The     flop was checked all round. On the   turn Thurlow bet and Yip called. The same happened on the   river but Thurlow mucked before Yip showed his cards, deferring the pot.

Hand #63: Yip raised and took it down.

Hand #64: Thurlow got a walk.

Hand #65: Al-Keliddar opened the cutoff and Helppi three-bet the button. Helppi took it down with a barrel on the      board.

Hand #66: Thurlow opened the button and Al-Keliddar peeled the big blind. The     flop was checked. Thurlow took it down with a delayed continuation on the   turn.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:03 PM Local Time
Hands #46-57: Al-Keliddar Wins More Chips

Yaser Al-Keliddar

Hand #46: Juha Helppi raised from the button. Andrew Yip, in the big blind, called.

The flop was    . Yip checked. Helppi bet. Yip folded.

Hand #47: Justin Thurlow raised on the button. Yaser Al-Keliddar, in the big blind, called.

The flop came     and was checked around to the   turn. Al-Keliddar bet. Thurlow folded.

Hand #48: Yi raised on the button. Everyone folded.

Hand #49: Al-Keliddar raised on the button. Thurlow called from the big blind.

The flop was    . Thurlow checked. Al-Keliddar bet. Thurlow check-raised. His opponent called. The turn brought the  . Thurlow checked. Al-Keliddar bet. Thurlow gave up his hand.

Hand #50: Yip got a walk.

Hand #51: Helppi raised on the cutoff. Al-Keliddar called from the big blind. The flop came    . Al-Keliddar checked. Helppi bet to take down the pot.

Hand #52: Yip raised on the button. Al-Keliddar three-bet from the small blind. Yip called.

The flop was    . Al-Keliddar bet. Yip called. The turn came the  . Al-Keliddar bet again. Yip called. The   river filled up the board and was checked around. Al-Keliddar tabled    to take down the pot and his opponent tossed his cards in the muck.

Hand #53: Al-Keliddar raised on the button. He got no action.

Hand #54: Thurlow limped from the small blind. Yip checked in the big blind.

A flop readng     was dealt. Thurlow check-called a bet from Yip. The   turn was checked through to the   river. Thurlow bet and Yip folded.

Hand #55: Thurlow raised on the button. Yip three-bet from the small blind. Thurlow called.

The dealer spread a flop of    . Yip bet. Thurlow gave up his hand.

Hand #56: Thurlow raised under the gun. He got no action.

Hand #57: Yip raised under the gun. Al-Keliddar three-bet from the button. Yip called. The flop came     and was checked through to the   turn. Yip bet. Al-Keliddar called. The river was the  . Both players checked it down. Yip revealed    to win the pot.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:52 PM Local Time
Hands #41-45: Mostly Won Preflop

Hand #41: Yasser Al-Keliddar raised and took from a button open.

Hand #42: Juha Helppi opened the button and Justin Thurlow three-bet the small blind. On the     flop, Thurlow continued and Helppi called. On the   turn, Thurlow continued and won the pot.

Hand #43: Andrew Yip opened the small blind and won it.

Hand #44: Yip opened the button and everyone folded.

Hand #45: Helppi raised from the small blind and scooped.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:42 PM Local Time
Hands #36-40: Helppi Takes a Couple

Juha Helppi

Hand #36: Justin Thurlow opened the cutoff and Juha Helppi called. On the     flop, it went check-call and then there was no further betting on the   turn or the river and Helppi took the pot with   .

Hand #37: Yaser Al-Keliddar opened the button and everyone folded.

Hand #38: Helppi opened the button and Andrew Yip called the big blind but check-folded on the     flop.

Hand #39: Helppi opened the cutoff and Justin Thurlow three-bet the button. On the     flop, there was a bet and a call. On the   turn, there was a check and Helppi bet 50,000, which Yip folded to.

Hand #40: Yip opened the button and Al-Keliddar three-bet the small blind. Yip called, and it fell    . Al-Keliddar bet and Yip folded.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:38 PM Local Time
Hands #34-35: Small Pots

Hand #34: Yaser Al-Keliddar raised on the cutoff. Justin Thurlow, in the small blind, called.

A flop of     was dealt and checked through to the   turn. Thurlow bet. Al-Keliddar called. The   river filled up the board. Thurlow bet again. Al-Keliddar tank-folded.

Hand #35: Thurlow raised from the button. Al-Keliddar, in the big blind, called.

Players saw a flop of     and checked it around to the   turn. Al-Keliddar bet. Thurlow called. The river was the  . Both players checked. Al-Keliddar showed    to take down the pot. Thurlow sent his hand to the muck.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:34 PM Local Time
Mike Schneider Eliminated in 5th place ($28,708)

Mike Schneider

Hand #33: Mike Schneider raised from the button. Juha Helppi, in the big blind, three-bet. Schneider called with his last chips.

Juha Helppi:   
Mike Schneider:   

The board was       and Helppi took down the pot, sending Schneider out in 5th place for $28,708.

Juha Helppi352,00062,000
Mike Schneider (MN)0-115,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:31 PM Local Time
Hands #31-32: No Big Pots

Hand #31: Yaser Al-Keliddar raised under the gun. He got no action.

Hand #32: Juha Helppi raised under the gun. Al-Keliddar, in the big blind, called.

The flop came     and was checked around to the   turn. Al-Keliddar bet. Helppi folded.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:18 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:08 PM Local Time
Break

Players are now on their first 15-minute break of the day.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:05 PM Local Time
Hands #27-31: Raises and Folds

Hand #27: Justin Thurlow opened the cutoff and Yaser Al-Keliddar defended in the big. It fell     and Al-Keliddar check-called the flop, check-called 40,000 on the   turn and check-folded on the   river, leaving Thurlow to scoop.

Hand #28: Al-Keliddar raised from the small blind. Juha Helppi, in the big blind folded.

Hand #29: Mike Schneider raised from the cutoff. Thurlow, in the big blind, called.

A flop of     was dealt and checked around to the   turn. Thurlow checked. Schneider bet. Thurlow raised. Schneider called. The   river filled up the board. Thurlow bet. His opponent called. Thurlow tabled    to win the pot and Schnider mucked.

Hand #30: Helppi raised from the button. He got no action.

Justin Thurlow1,100,000175,000
Yaser Al-Keliddar980,000-320,000
Andrew Yip800,000400,000
Juha Helppi290,00060,000
Mike Schneider (MN)115,000-95,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:05 PM Local Time
Hands # 21-26: Three-Betting is Back in Fashion

Hand #21: Justin Thurlow opened button and got it through.

Hand #22: Juha Helppi opened from under the gun and took it down.

Hand #23: Andrew Yip raised the cutoff and Yasser Al-Keliddar three-bet from the small blind. Yip called. On the     flop, Al-Keliddar continued for 20,000 and Yip called. Al-Keliddar bet 40,000 on the   turn and Yip called. The   river was checked and Al-Keliddar folded to Yip's 40,000 bet.

Hand #24: Al-Keliddar raised and took it.

Hand #25: Al-Keliddar opened the cutoff and Helppi three-bet the button. On the     flop, Al Keliddar check-folded to Helppi's continuation.

Hand #26: Justin Thurlow opened the button and Mike Schneider three-bet from big blind. On the     flop, Schneider bet min and Thurlow called. It was a check-call of 40,000 on the   turn and check-check on the   river. Schneider's    kicker played against Thurlow's   , much to the surprise of the table.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:04 PM Local Time
Hands #16-20: Back and Forth

Hand #16: Justin Thurlow opened the button and everyone folded.

Hand #17: Thurlow opened the cutoff and Mike Schneider three-bet from the small blind and was called. Thurlow check-folded the min bet on the     flop.

Hand #18: Schneider opened the button and Juha Helppi called. The flop came     and Helppi checked-raised the continuuation bet. On the   turn Helppi barreled 40,000 and took it down.

Hand #19: Helppi limp called blind v blind against Thurlow. The flop ran out     and Helppi check-called the min bet. The   turn saw Helppi check-fold to Thurlow.

Hand #20: Helppi opened the button and Andrew Yip called the big blind. It came     and Yip check-raised Helppi's bet to 80,000. Helppi called and the turn came  . Yip bet 80,000 again and Helppi came along. The   river saw another barrel from Yip and he collected the pot.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:02 PM Local Time
Hands #10-15: Limped Pots

Hand #10: Mike Schneider raised from the hijack. Andrew Yip, in the big blind, called.

The flop was    . Yip checked. Schneider bet. Yip check-called. The turn came the   and was checked through to the   river. Again, both players checked. Yip showed    to win the pot. His opponent mucked.

Hand #11: Justin Thurlow raised on the button. Schneider three-bet from the big blind. Thurlow called.

The flop came    . Schneider bet and Thurlow gave up his hand.

Hand #12: Juha Helppi raised under the gun. He got no action.

Hand #13: Yaser Al-Keliddar limped from the small blind. Helppi checked in the big blind.

The flop was    . Al-Keliddar checked. Helppi bet. His opponent folded.

Hand #14: Helppi limped from the small blind. Thurlow in the big blind checked.

A flop reading     was dealt. Helppi threw in a bet. Thurlow called. The turn was the  . Helppi checked. Thurlow bet. Helppi check-called. The   river completed the board. Helppi checked again. Thurlow fired another bet. Helppi called. Thurlow showed    for two pair to rake in the pot.

Hand #15: Thurlow limped from the small blind. Andrew Yip, in the big blind, checked.

On a flop of    . Thurlow checked. Yip bet and Thurlow folded.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:55 PM Local Time
Barry Greenstein Eliminated in 6th place ($20,358)

Barry Greenstein

Hand #9: Barry Greenstein raised from the hijack. Yaser Al-Keliddar, on the button, three-bet. Greenstein four-bet putting at risk his last chips. Al-Keliddar snap-called.

Yaser Al-Keliddar:   
Barry Greenstein:   

The board ran       and that was it for Greenstein, eliminated in 6th place for $20,358.

Yaser Al-Keliddar1,300,000-65,000
Barry Greenstein0-265,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:52 PM Local Time
Hands #6-8: Some Exchanges

Hand #6: Barry Greenstein raised from the small blind. Mike Schneider folded from the big blind.

Hand #7: Schneider raised from the small blind. Yaser Al-Keliddar, in the big blind, called.

The flop came    . Schneider bet. Al-Keliddar folded

Hand #8: Greenstein raised on the cutoff. Juha Helppi, in the big blind, called.

A flop reading     was dealt. Helppi checked. Greenstein bet. Helppi check-called. The turn brought the   and was checked around to the   river. Helppi bet. Greenstein tank-called. Helppi tabled    to win the pot and Greenstein mucked.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:48 PM Local Time
Hands #1-5: Yip on the Rise

Hand #1: Andrew Yip opened, Mike Schneider (MN) three-bet, Yip four-bet, which was enough to cover Schneider and he called.

Andrew Yip:   
Mike Schneider:   

The flop came      , giving Schneider the double.

Hand #2: Barry Greenstein opened the cutoff and Yaser Al-Keliddar and Juha Helppi called in the blinds. The flop fell     and Al-Keliddar checked, Helppi bet 20,000, Greenstein folded and Al-Keliddar called. The turn was the   and Helppi bet 40,000, which Al-Keliddar called. The same happened on the   river and after Al-Keliddar check-called another 40,000, Helppi showed    to take it.

Hand #3: Yip opened under the gun and everyone folded.

Hand #4: Justin Thurlow opened in the small blind and Yip called in the big. On the     flop, Thurlow bet and YIp called. The   turn went check-check and the   river went check, bet 40,000 and Thurlow called. He mucked when he saw Yip had the nut flush with   .

Hand #5: Helppi opened the cutoff and Yip three-bet the big blind, Helppi called. The flop was     and Helppi bet min, which Yip called. The   turn went bet 40,000, call and both players checked the   river. Yip took it with   .

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:35 PM Local Time
Won Lee Eliminated in 7th place ($14,871)

Won Lee

Justin Thurlow raised from the hijack. Won Lee, on the button, three-bet. Action folded back to Thurlow who made the call.

Players saw a flop of    . Thurlow checked. Lee bet. Thurlow check-called.

The turn came the  . Thurlow checked again. Lee threw in another bet. Thurlow check-raised and Lee called putting at risk his last chips.

Justin Thurlow:   
Won Lee:   

The   river filled up the board for Thurlow to win the pot, eliminating Lee in 7th place for a $14,871 payday.

Justin Thurlow925,000225,000
Won Lee0-150,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:27 PM Local Time
Chip Counts

There has been some back and forth over the last few hands. Yaser Al-Keliddar is still out in front, whilst Justin Thurlow is in second and Andrew Yip is in third.

Yaser Al-Keliddar1,365,000295,000
Justin Thurlow700,000400,000
Andrew Yip400,000-180,000
Barry Greenstein265,000-35,000
Mike Schneider (MN)210,000-300,000
Won Lee150,00010,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:17 PM Local Time
Yip Wins Back to Back Pots

Andrew Yip has just had a profitable couple of hands. In the first, he won versus Juha Helppi. There was plenty of action on an ace-high board and though Helppi had the  , he mucked his other card when he saw Yip kickered him with   .

The very next hand, Yip raised and Won Lee three-bet on his direct left. The flop came     and Yip check-called Lee's min bet. The turn was the   and Yip check-called 40,000 this time. Both players checked the   river and Yip took it down with top pair   .

Yip has moved into second in chips, whilst Lee is in some trouble with 3.5 big blinds.

Andrew Yip580,000346,000
Juha Helppi230,000-130,000
Won Lee140,000-51,000
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