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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
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Friday, June 7, 2019 4:48 PM Local Time
Hands #142-146: Cullen Finds a Double-Up

Paul Cullen

Hand #142: Nick Chow raised to 50,000,000 from under the gun and Femi Fashakin three-bet to 135,000,000 on the button to get everyone else to fold including Chow.

Hand #143: Fashakin raised to 50,000,000 from under the gun and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #144: Paul Cullen shoved for 93,000,000 from under the gun, Fashakin cut out calling chips before looking at his cards once more and then called.

Paul Cullen:   
Femi Fashakin:   

The flop came     for Fashakin to flop a pair of kings.

The turn was the   which didn't change the situation and the river completed the board with the   for Cullen to double up.

Hand #145: Chow raised to 50,000,000 from the button and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #146: Fashakin raised to 50,000,000 from the button and got no action.

Femi Fashakin595,000,00077,000,000
Nicholas Chow465,000,000-90,000,000
Rafi Elharar192,000,000-50,000,000
Paul Cullen166,000,00063,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:37 PM Local Time
Hands #137-141 : Fashakin Puts Pressure

Hand #137: Nick Chow raised to 50,000,000 on the button and Femi Fashakin re-raised all in for 318,000,0000. Chow asked for the count and let it go.

Hand #138: Fashakin raised to 50,000,000 on the button and no one called.

Hand #139: Fashakin limped for 20,000,000 under the gun. Rafi Elharar called in the small blind and so did Chow.

The flop came     and all checked. A   fell on the turn and Fashakin bet 25,000,000 after two checks. It was enough to win the pot.

Hand #140: Fashakin got a walk.

Hand #141: Chow bet 50,000,000 on the button and earned the pot.

Nicholas Chow555,000,000-50,000,000
Femi Fashakin518,000,000190,000,000
Rafi Elharar242,000,000-60,000,000
Paul Cullen103,000,000-130,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:30 PM Local Time
Hands #132-136: More for Chow

Nicholas Chow

Hand #132: Nick Chow raised to 60,000,000 from the small blind and Femi Fashakin folded in the big blind.

Hand #133: Radi Elharar raised to 42,000,000 from under the gun and Paul Cullen shoved in the big blind. Elharar quickly folded.

Hand #134: Elharar got a walk.

Hand #135: Cullen limped in on the button and Elharar completed his small blind. Chow opted to check in the big blind for the flop to come down with the    . Elharar bet 38,000,000, Chow called and Cullen considered his options for a while and decided to make the call in the end. The turn was the   on which they all checked to see the   complete the board on the river. Elharar checked for the last time, Chow bet 55,000,000. Cullen folded and so did Elharar.

Hand #136: Elharar raised to 42,000,000 from the button and Fashakin shoved for 246,000,000 in the big blind for Elharar to snap-fold.

Nicholas Chow605,000,000146,000,000
Femi Fashakin328,000,00012,000,000
Rafi Elharar302,000,000-132,000,000
Paul Cullen233,000,00024,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:18 PM Local Time
Level 49 started
Level: 49
Blinds: 10000000/20000000
Ante: 20000000
Friday, June 7, 2019 4:04 PM Local Time
Break

The four remaining players have been sent for a 15-minute break.

Friday, June 7, 2019 4:04 PM Local Time
Hands #126-131: Chow Gets Value from Fashakin

Hand #126: Paul Cullen raised to 40,000,000 and no one called.

Hand #127: Femi Fashakin raised to 35,000,000. Everybody folded.

Hand #128: Nick Chow called his small blind and Fashakin checked. Both checked on the board     . On the river,   and Chow bet 20,000,000, called by Fashakin. Chow tabled    for the winning hand.

Hand #129: Cullen got a walk.

Hand #130: Chow raised to 40,000,000 and Rafi Elharar three-bet to 136,000,000 from the big blind. Chow let it go.

Hand #131: Elharar raised to 43,000,000 from the small blind and Chow tanked a few minutes before calling.

The flop fell     and went check-check. The turn was the   and Chow bet 45,000,000 after Elharar checked. Elharar called.

On the river   they both checked. Elharar showed    while Chow had    for a split pot.

Nicholas Chow459,000,000-96,000,000
Rafi Elharar434,000,000-32,000,000
Femi Fashakin316,000,0002,000,000
Paul Cullen209,000,000-108,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:59 PM Local Time
Hands #122-125: Fashakin Doubles Up

Hand #122: Femi Fashakin shoved from the small blind for 80,000,000 and Paul Cullen contemplated his options from the big blind. After a while, Cullen opted to make the call.

Femi Fashakin:   
Paul Cullen:   

The flop came     for Fashakin to find a pair of sevens.

The turn was the   for Fashakin to hit trips and secure the double-up as the   was dealt on the river as a formality to complete the board.

Hand #123: Nick Chow raised to 40,000 from under the gun and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #124: Rafi Elharar completed his small blind and Chow raised to 61,000,000 in the big blind for Elharar to give his hand up.

Hand #125: Chow raised from the small blind to put Fashakin all-in. Fashakin called for his last 148,000,000 from the big blind and doubled up with    against the    of Chow when the board came      .

Femi Fashakin314,000,000234,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:40 PM Local Time
Hands #117-121: Small Pot from Cullen

Hand #117: Rafi Elharar raised to 36,000,000 and won the pot.

Hand #118: Paul Cullen got a walk.

Hand #119: Elharar got a walk.

Hand #120: Cullen raised to 40,000,000 on the button. Nick Chow called from the big blind and the flop came    . Chow check-folded Cullen's bet of 55,000,000.

Hand #121: Chow raised to 96,000,000 in the small blind and Femi Fashakin folded.

Nicholas Chow555,000,000-24,000,000
Rafi Elharar466,000,00040,000,000
Paul Cullen317,000,00032,000,000
Femi Fashakin80,000,000-104,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:37 PM Local Time
Hands #112-116: No Showdowns

Hand #112: Rafi Elharar completed his small blind and Nick Chow checked. Chow folded to the 18,000,000 bet of Elharar on the flop.

Hand #113: Paul Cullen raised to 40,000,000 from under the gun and that got him the blinds and ante.

Hand #114: Femi Fashakin shoved in the small blind for 120,000,000 and Cullen folded in the big blind.

Hand #115: Chow raised to 40,000,000 from under the gun and Cullen called in the small blind. Both players checked through the     on the flop to see the   on the turn. Cullen check-folded to the 40,000,000 bet of Chow.

Hand #116: Chow got a walk.

Nicholas Chow579,000,00032,000,000
Rafi Elharar426,000,000-8,000,000
Paul Cullen285,000,0000
Femi Fashakin184,000,00032,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:26 PM Local Time
Hands #107-111: Elharar Doubles Up against Chow

Rafi Elharar

Hand #107: Nick Chow raised to 40,000,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #108: Paul Cullen raised to 40,000,000 on the button and no one called.

Hand #109: Chow completed his option and Femi Fashakin checked. The flop came     and Chow checked before facing a bet for 16,000,000 from Fashakin. He called.

The turn was the   and Chow check-called Fashakin's bet for 30,000,000. On the river   both checked. Chow showed    for the winning hand.

Hand #110: Cullen got a walk.

Hand #111: Chow raised to 40,000,000 and Elharar called from the big blind. The flop went     and Elharar check-raised all in Chow's bet of 50,000. Chow called.

Holding   , Elharar flopped a set of sixes and was facing    in Chow's hand. The rest of the board fell    and Elharar doubled up.

Nicholas Chow547,000,000-127,000,000
Rafi Elharar434,000,000141,000,000
Paul Cullen285,000,00040,000,000
Femi Fashakin152,000,000-86,000,000
COPAG USA
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:20 PM Local Time
Walter Atwood Eliminated in 5th Place ($308,701)

Walter Atwood

Hand #106: Nick Chow raised to 30,000,000 from the cutoff and Walter Atwood shoved in the big blind for 136,000,000. Chow asked for a count and the dealer confirmed the amount. Chow tanked for a while, counting out his own stack, and then thought about things for a bit longer. Atwood called the clock on him after a while and the floor came over. Chow made the call.

Walter Atwood:   
Nick Chow:   

The flop came     for Chow to hit top pair and Atwood to pick up the gutshot to a Broadway.

The turn was the   Chow to improve to two pair, Atwood only had the jacks left to stay alive but the board was completed with the   on the river to end his run in the Big 50. Atwood picks up $308,701 which is his fourth and biggest cash ever.

Nicholas Chow674,000,000160,000,000
Walter Atwood0-136,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:11 PM Local Time
Level 48 started
Level: 48
Blinds: 8000000/16000000
Ante: 16000000
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:10 PM Local Time
Hands #102-105: Two Shoves, No Calls

Hand #102: Paul Cullen raised to 32,000,000 from the button to pick up the blinds and ante as they folded.

Hand #103: Walter Atwood shoved for 118,000,000 from the button and got no callers.

Hand #104: Rafi Elharar raised to 27,000,000 from the button and the blinds folded.

Hand #105: Femi Fashakin shoved from the small blind for 214,000,000 and Cullen folded his big blind.

Nicholas Chow514,000,000-36,000,000
Rafi Elharar293,000,00032,000,000
Paul Cullen245,000,0000
Femi Fashakin238,000,0000
Walter Atwood136,000,00012,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 3:02 PM Local Time
Hands #97-101: Chow takes Some to Fashakin

Hand #97: Walter Atwood completed his small blind and Rafi Elharar checked. The flop came     and Atwood bet 16,000,000, which was called by Elharar.

The tun was the   and Both players checked. On the river   Atwood checked once more and Elharar bet 35,000,000. Atwood tanked for some time before calling to see    in Elharar's hand. Atwood mucked.

Hand #98: Paul Cullen opened to 32,000,000. It folded to Nick Chow in the big blind who called. The flop showed     and Chow check-folded Cullen's continuation for 60,000,000.

Hand #99: Chow completed his option and Fashakin checked. The flop was     and Chow bet 15,000,000, called by Fashakin.

The turn was the   and both checked. On the river   Chow bet 65,000,000 and Fashakin called and mucked when Chow showed   .

Hand #100: Elharar raised to 27,000,000 in the cutoff and no one called.

Hand #101: Fashakin moved all in for 208,000,000 on the button and his opponents folded.

Nicholas Chow550,000,00060,000,000
Rafi Elharar261,000,00063,000,000
Paul Cullen245,000,000-91,000,000
Femi Fashakin238,000,000-80,000,000
Walter Atwood124,000,000-93,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:48 PM Local Time
Hands #91-96: More For Cullen

Hand #91: Nick Chow raised to 30,000,000 from the cutoff, Femi Fashakin called on the button and so did Paul Cullen in the small blind. The flop came    , Cullen and Chow checked. Fashakin bet 130,000,000, Cullen folded quite quickly and Chow did the same after considering it for a few seconds.

Hand #92: Cullen raised to 25,000,000 from the button and everyone else folded so Cullen could pick up the blinds and antes.

Hand #93: Chow got a walk.

Hand #94: Rafi Elharar shoved from the button for 144,000,000 and Chow considered his options from the small blind but ended up folding. Fashakin did the same.

Hand #95: Fashakin raised to 28,000,000 from the small blind and Cullen defended his big blind. The flop came    , Fashakin checked and Cullen bet 27,000,000 for Fashakin to let his hand go.

Hand #96: Fashakin raised to 25,000,000 from the button and Walter Atwood shoved in the big blind for 168,000,000. Fashakin tanked and stared at Atwood for a while before opting to fold in the end.

Nicholas Chow490,000,0000
Paul Cullen336,000,000105,000,000
Femi Fashakin318,000,000-25,000,000
Walter Atwood217,000,00037,000,000
Rafi Elharar198,000,00024,000,000
COPAG USA
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:45 PM Local Time
Hands #86-90: Chow Forces a Fold to Fashakin

Due to technical issues, the specific action of these hands are missing.

Hands #86 to #88 brought no action. In Hand #89, Nick Chow fired a bet worth 100,000,000 and after a long tank, Femi Fashakin let it go. Hand #90 brought no action.

Nicholas Chow490,000,00080,000,000
Femi Fashakin343,000,000-48,000,000
Paul Cullen231,000,000-2,000,000
Walter Atwood180,000,000-30,000,000
Rafi Elharar174,000,0000
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:22 PM Local Time
Level 47 started
Level: 47
Blinds: 6000000/12000000
Ante: 12000000
Friday, June 7, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
First Break of the Day

The five players are now heading on their 20-minute break.

Friday, June 7, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
Hands #84-85: Chow Adds a Bit More to His Stack

Hand #84: Rafi Elharar bet 22,000,000 on the button and found no one to call.

Hand #85: Nick Chow raised on the button to 23,000,000 and earned the pot.

Nicholas Chow410,000,00015,000,000
Femi Fashakin391,000,000-25,000,000
Paul Cullen233,000,000-20,000,000
Walter Atwood210,000,0000
Rafi Elharar174,000,00025,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:59 PM Local Time
Hands #79-83: Cullen Doubles Through Atwood

Paul Cullen

Hand #79: Nick Chow completed his small blind and Femi Fashakin opted to check. They checked through the     on the flop to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Chow bet for Fashakin to quickly fold.

Hand #80: Fashakin raised to 30,000,000 from the small blind and Paul Cullen folded in the big blind.

Hand #81: Chow raised to 23,000,000 from the cutoff, both Paul Cullen and Walter Atwood called in the blinds. The flop came    , Cullen checked and so did Atwood. Chow continued with a bet of 26,000,000 and Cullen shoved fro 74,000,000. Atwood called and Chow folded.

Paul Cullen:   
Walter Atwood:   

Cullen held the overpair while Atwood had flopped a pair of jacks.

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river for Cullen to double up.

Hand #82: Chow raised to 23,000,000 from under the gun and Fashakin three-bet to 50,000,000 in the cutoff. Action folded back to Chow who called. The flop came    , Chow checked and Fashakin continued with a bet of 35,000,000. Chow considered his options for a while and decided to raise to 80,000,000. Fashakin dived into the tank and opted to fold in the end.

Hand #83: Atwood raised to 25,000,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and ante.

Femi Fashakin416,000,000-105,000,000
Nicholas Chow395,000,00056,000,000
Paul Cullen253,000,000136,000,000
Walter Atwood210,000,000-87,000,000
Rafi Elharar149,000,000-25,000,000
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