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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Wednesday, June 05, 2019

BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #3)

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  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $13,509,435
  • Entries: 28,371
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 3, 2019 2:44 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 16000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:22 PM Local Time
Second Break of the Day

Big 50

Players in the Big 50 Day 2c are now on a 20 minute break. Guaranteed a payout of at least $853 for their already lengthy stint at the tables, Day 3 no longer looks so far away.

Monday, June 3, 2019 2:21 PM Local Time
Young Not Ready to Go Just Yet

Mark Young moved all in from under-the-gun for his last 28,000 and was called by a player in middle position.

Action folded to Casey Long on the button, and he three-bet to 80,000.

The middle position player tanked for several moments and then released his cards.

Long tabled   , but was behind the    of Young.

The board ran out      , which gave Young the nine-high flush and extended his tournament life.

Casey Long644,000192,000
Mark Young62,0000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:16 PM Local Time
Azzaro's Kings Better than Two Pairs of Jacks

Mike Azzaro is up to over 860,000 after picking up    and finding two shorter-stacked players with pocket jacks. One of those players limped for 12,000, Azzaro raised to 40,000 and the second moved all-in for around 200,000. No countdown was requested by Azzaro who called as soon as the early position limper folded his hand. The all-in player showed   .

"I had jacks too!" admitted the early limper.

"Well, put 'em on the flop for me - slide 'em out!" said the now-railing player.

The board ran out       to bust another one (in the money - current payouts are worth $853).

Mike Azzaro860,000665,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:03 PM Local Time
Everything is Coming Up Roses

Nelson Rose

A middle position player moved all in for his last 97,000 and was called by both Kevin Wang in the hijack and Nelson Rose from the cutoff.

The dealer spread a     flop, Wang checked, Rose bet 100,000 and Wang check-raised to 255,000.

Rose tanked for about thirty seconds before he made the call.

After Wang checked the   turn, Rose moved all in, and this time Wang tanked for a moment before making the call.

The three players then tabled their hands.

All-in Player:   

Rose was ahead and needed his hand to hold, which it did on the   river, sending the huge pot his way and eliminating the all-in player.

Nelson Rose1,040,000826,000
Kevin Wang500,000-400,000
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Monday, June 3, 2019 1:59 PM Local Time
Chip Updates and More Big Stacks
John Utley2,900,000900,000
Frank Almazan1,200,000954,000
Tommy Bishop1,080,0001,079,999
Ezequiel Waigel1,040,000385,000
Leandro Padilla980,000-204,000
Joanne Smith940,000
Simon Deadman545,000280,000
Barrett Lipkin330,000120,000
Thomas Ward0-125,000
Shaun Deeb0-180,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:41 PM Local Time
Kosakowski Doubles Through Misirian

After an initial preflop raise to 65,000 from John Misirian, Gary Kosakowski three-bet shoved his remaining stack.

After Misirian confirmed the total of 211,000, Kosakowski thought for a moment, made the call and both players tabled their hands.


Kosakowski saw that he was ahead and needed his hand to hold, which it did on the       runout.

Misirian is sitting pretty in chips, so it was just a minor speed bump for him.

John Misirian900,000531,000
Gary Kosakowski435,000239,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:27 PM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 12000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:27 PM Local Time
Lewkowski Illustrates the "Chip and a Chair" Story

A rail of Australians (in full team shirt and gear) is supporting their countryman George Lewkowski in Day 2c of the Big 50 and they're having a high-octane Level 16. At the beginning of the level, their man in the field was down to two big blinds (according to them) and four big blinds (according to his table), but either way, what followed was an amazing comeback.

Under the gun just after the bubble, Lewkowski picked up pocket aces and a first double through. Then a huge cooler saw   ,   ,    and    dealt out in the same hand. While the betting took off, Lewkowski (with the pocket kings) was all-in again; the jacks folded preflop. The flop brought a king and a queen, leaving Lewkowski with top set and a more than triple-up.

Finally, the hand that really got his table talking. A player moved all-in with    and when it folded round to Lewkowski, he asked, "All in?" as a query. But it didn't sound like that to the dealer or floor who made the ruling that Lewkowski had announced that he himself was all-in (and covered). He was made to put his newly-formed stack over the line with   . A six on the board delivered him a stack of 600000, from 30,000 - in just four hands.

George Lewkowski600,000308,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:19 PM Local Time
Emerging Big Stacks
John Richards1,300,000980,000
James Pete1,010,000682,000
Jarod Einsohn950,000405,000
Aldring Gomez900,000325,000
Kevin Wang900,000305,000
Rory Brown900,000408,000
Darrel Daniels890,000332,000
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Monday, June 3, 2019 1:17 PM Local Time
Reiter's Turn Shove Gets Through

Heads-up on a board reading      and about 200,000 already in the pot, Robert Reiter shoved his remaining 133,000 chips.

The other player in the hand tanked for a moment, mucked his hand and then tapped the table, which sent the much-needed double-up to Reiter.

Robert Reiter320,000-42,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:17 PM Local Time
Doubles for Lang and Goodwin

Two short stacks are less short after finding aces with higher kickers vs. larger stacked opponents. First up Ted Lang in the big blind picked up    when the small blind had set him in with   . He called quickly and the       board kept his hand ahead.

The very next hand, Andrew Goodwin moved all-in for 39,000 in total after an under the gun raise to 23,000. It was not the under the gun player, however, who made the call, but another late position player who four-bet to 56,000, leaving him heads up with Goodwin.


The flop made pairs for both kickers:    , and the turn and river    changed nothing.

Ted Lang243,000243,000
Andrew Goodwin240,00069,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:52 PM Local Time
Reyes and Fall

Ramon Reyes is in jubilant form after getting through the bubble with a pretty short stack. Talking a happy blue streak he moved all-in in early position for 80,000, called in position by Chris Childers and one other player. "Come on, triple up one time!" came the request from Reyes.

On the     flop, Childers saw off the other player and tabled    to Reyes'   . The   came on the turn, however, and the   on the river brought the wished for double through.

The very next hand, however, Reyes ran pocket queens straight into the pocket aces of Lucinda Gelinas who dropped him right back to where he started.

"I just get it and give it back to the lady!"

Chris Childers820,0000
Lucinda Gelinas170,00011,000
Ramon Reyes120,00014,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:44 PM Local Time
While Others Bubble, Ono Doubles

Saya Ono was also in the precarious position of being all-in and covered on the bubble, but holding    on a       board, her palms can't have been too sweaty. She, like all all-ins at that period, kept her hand face-down until instructed. Her opponent Chris Childers finally saw the bad news and lost the pot which was a chunky one (480,000 in it before Ono's river shove).

Saya Ono850,000690,000
Chris Childers820,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:43 PM Local Time
Bubble Bursts, Three Players Split the Money

Big 50

During the hand-for-hand phase, three players bowed out at the same time. In the first hand, A player raised to 30,000 in middle position, Jeff Coffey three-bet to 80,000 in the big blind, Guerra four-bet shoved all in for 307,000 and Coffey called after tanking for a minute.

All-in player:   
Jeff Coffey:   

The   was the first card to pop up, followed by      to end the all-in player's bid with a story of how his aces got cracked on the bubble.

Shmuel Maman was the second one at risk, trying to survive with his last few crumbs against John Utley, who's behind one of the biggest stacks in the room. Maman was ahead with the    against    but found himself drawing dead after the turn when the board came down      .

Dmitry Levin was the third and final player to leave the area. Down to just 5,000 in chips, he was all in with    in the small blind. The big blind had    and found a trey along the way to eliminate Levin.

As a result, all three players will chop the 1,078th place money and play resumes as normal.

John Utley2,000,0001,170,000
Jeff Coffey1,000,0001,000,000
Shmuel Maman0-101,000
Dmitry Levin0-300,000
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Monday, June 3, 2019 12:39 PM Local Time
Bubble Has Burst

Three players busted at the same time to burst the bubble on Day 2C. Dmitry Levin, Shmuel Maman and a third player lost their chips during the hand-for-hand phase. They'll chop the 1,078th place prize money three-way.

Update of all hands to follow.

Monday, June 3, 2019 12:35 PM Local Time
Deeb Doubles During Pre-Bubble All-in Fest

Shaun Deeb

Several all-in-and-a-calls are happening across the Pavilion White and Black sections with Shaun Deeb being one of the players to find himself at risk. Deeb was all in for his final 79,000 holding    and received a call from a player with   . The board came down       to keep the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year in the race.

Kevin Hong was less fortunate as his    succumbed to his opponent's    during a rather brutal       rundown. It took Hong a few moments to process it before he strolled out empty-handed.

Shaun Deeb180,000-35,000
Kevin Hong0-262,100
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:24 PM Local Time
Hand for Hand in the Big 50

With 1,078 players to be paid from the Day 2c field and 1,080 still left in it, we've gone hand for hand. It's quite something to see a huge room of dealers all standing up to indicate they're ready for the next hand like a commune of monochrome meerkats.

Two minutes will be taken off the clock for every hand dealt.

Monday, June 3, 2019 12:19 PM Local Time
Butler's 4-bet Shove Gets Through

The action folded to Andre Butler in the hijack and he raised to 25,000. John Schroeder then three-bet to 70,000 from the button. After action folded back around to Butler, he four-bet shoved all in.

Schroeder asked for a count, which the dealer confirmed was 367,000 in total.

Schroeder then mucked his cards, sending the pot to Butler and giving his stack a much-needed boost.

John Schroeder795,000305,000
Andre Butler492,000-9,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:14 PM Local Time
Tournaments Are So Brutal

So said a tablemate of a player whose tournament life came to an abrupt end after he got it all in with the preflop nuts:   . The player with aces had moved in for 125,000 over an early position open from Kyle Dempsey. Dempsey asked for a count before throwing in the call (with over a million chips, his own stack was not in danger), showing down   . The flop brought Dempsey a gutshot:     and the turn   filled it. No split-based escape with the   river and another cracked pair of aces sent another player to the rail.

Kyle Dempsey1,200,000828,000
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