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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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Friday, June 7, 2019 1:42 PM Local Time
Hands #74-78 : Fashakin Gets a Fold from Chow

Hand #74: Walter Atwood raised to 25,000,000 in the cutoff and Nick Chow three-bet in the small blind for 68,000,000. It folded back to Atwood who mucked his hand.

Hand #75: Paul Cullen got a walk.

Hand #76: Chow raised to 23,000,000 and Femi Fashakin three-bet to 60,000,000 on the button. Chow tanked for a few minutes and called.

The flop came    . Chow checked and Fashakin fired 80,000,000. Chow eventually folded.

Hand #77: Chow raised to 23,000,000 under the gun and Rafi Elharar called in the blinds. The flop went     and Elharar check-folded Chow's continuation bet of 23,000,000.

Hand #78: Fashakin raised to 20,000,000 under the gun and Chow called in the big blind.

The flop brought     and Chow checked. Fashakin continued for 20,000,000 and Chow called. The turn was the   and went check-check.

On the river   both checked and Fashakin tabled    while Chow mucked.

Femi Fashakin521,000,000115,000,000
Nicholas Chow339,000,000-22,000,000
Walter Atwood297,000,000-50,000,000
Rafi Elharar174,000,000-38,000,000
Paul Cullen117,000,0000
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:31 PM Local Time
Hands #69-73: Raise and Folds

Hand #69: Nick Chow completed his small blind and Femi Fashakin opted to check in the big blind. The flop came    , Chow checked-folded to the 10,000,000 bet of Fashakin.

Hand #70: Walter Atwood raised to 25,000,000 from under the gun and Rafi Elharar shoved for 187,000,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Atwood who folded.

Hand #71: Fashakin raised to 20,000,000 from the button and Walter Atwood three-bet to 58,000,000 in the big blind. Fashakin let his hand go.

Hand #72: Fashakin raised to 20,000,000 from the cutoff and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #73: Chow got a walk.

Femi Fashakin406,000,00020,000,000
Nicholas Chow361,000,00010,000,000
Walter Atwood347,000,000-5,000,000
Rafi Elharar212,000,000-25,000,000
Paul Cullen117,000,0000
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
Daniel Ghobrial Eliminated in 6th Place ($236,508)

Daniel Ghobrial

Hand #68: Ghobrial moved all in for 33,000,000 and got called by Elharar in small blind and Nick Chow in big blind.

The flop appeared     and went checked. On the turn  , Elharar checked and Chow bet 25,000,000. Elharar folded and the players tabled their cards:

Daniel Ghobrial   
Nick Chow:   

The river bricked and Chow won the pot with trip fives, eliminating Ghobrial in 6th place.

Femi Fashakin386,000,00010,000,000
Walter Atwood352,000,000-24,000,000
Nicholas Chow351,000,000171,000,000
Rafi Elharar237,000,00050,000,000
Paul Cullen117,000,000-25,000,000
Daniel Ghobrial0-178,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:24 PM Local Time
Hands # 66-67 : Double Up for Atwood and Chow

Nicholas Chow

Hand #66: Rafil Elharar raised to 22,000,000 under the gun. Walter Atwood, in the big blind, called. The flop brought     and both checked. The turn fell a   and Atwood bet 32,000,000. Elharar took one minute and called.

The river brought the  . Atwood announced all in for 117,000,000 and Elharar snap-called.

Holding,    for two pair, Atwood won the pot and the double up, facing    in Elharar's hand.

Hand #67: Nick Chow raised to 23,000,000 under the gun and Danial Ghobrial called on the button. The flop fell     and Chow continued for 42,000,000. Ghobrial three-bet to 112,000,000. Chow moved all in for 70,000,000 with    while Ghobrial held   .

The rest of the board fell   , giving Chow a pair of queens and the double up.

Walter Atwood376,000,000175,000,000
Rafi Elharar187,000,000-246,000,000
Nicholas Chow180,000,00045,000,000
Paul Cullen142,000,0000
Friday, June 7, 2019 1:12 PM Local Time
Hands #61-65: Shove or Fold

Hand #61: Nick Chow raised to 20,000,000 from under the gun and Paul Cullen called in the cutoff. Chow check-folded to the 40,000,000 continuation-bet of Chow on the flop.

Hand #62: Rafi Elharar raised from the small blind to set Chow all-in from the big blind, but he decided to not put his tournament life at risk.

Hand #63: Chow shoved from the small blind and Femi Fashakin folded in the big blind.

Hand #64: Chow shoved again, this time from the button for 115,000,000 and picked up the blinds and ante again.

Hand #65: Daniel Ghobrial got a walk.

Rafi Elharar433,000,00038,000,000
Femi Fashakin376,000,000-20,000,000
Walter Atwood201,000,00020,000,000
Daniel Ghobrial178,000,0009,000,000
Paul Cullen142,000,000-20,000,000
Nicholas Chow135,000,00020,000,000
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Friday, June 7, 2019 1:07 PM Local Time
Adrian Curry Eliminated in 7th Place ($182,192)

Adrian Curry

Hand #60: Rafil Elharar raised under the gun to 17,000,000 and Fashakin three-bet to 46,000,000. Adrian Curry, on the button, reraised all in for 111,000,000 and it came back to Elharar who chose to five-bet all in for 234,000,000.

Fashakin tanked for some time and asked how much more he would have to call. He eventually folded and the players tabled their cards:

Adrian Curry:  
Rafi Elharar:   

Curry was in desperate shape for a double up and busted in 7th place after the board revealed      .

Femi Fashakin396,000,000-46,000,000
Rafi Elharar395,000,000161,000,000
Walter Atwood181,000,0009,000,000
Daniel Ghobrial169,000,000-29,000,000
Paul Cullen162,000,00040,000,000
Nicholas Chow115,000,000-20,000,000
Adrian Curry0-115,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 12:55 PM Local Time
Hands #54-59: Ghobrial Doubles Up

Daniel Ghobrial

Hand #54: Walter Atwood raised to 17,000,000 from the small blind and Rafi Elharar defended his big blind. The flop came    , Atwood continued with a bet of 17,000,000 and Elharar called. The turn was the   on which they both checked to see the   complete the board. Elharar picked up the pot with   .

Hand #55: Daniel Ghobrial shoved from the cutoff for 59,000,000 and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #56: Ghobrial shoved again, now from the hijack for 79,000,000 and Atwood called.

Daniel Ghobrial:   
Walter Atwood:   

The flop came     to keep Atwood ahead.

The turn was the   to not change the situation but the   on the river meant that Ghobrial hit a pair of kings to double up and stay alive while he ran to his rail to high-five them.

Hand #57: Ghobrial raised to 16,000,000 from middle position and got no action.

Hand #58: Adrian Curry got a walk.

Hand #59: Walter Atwood raised to 17,000,000 under the gun and Daniel Ghobrial called in the big blind. The flop came     and Atwood continued for 23,000,000 after Ghobrial checked. The latter folded.

Femi Fashakin442,000,000-20,000,000
Rafi Elharar234,000,000-4,000,000
Daniel Ghobrial198,000,000119,000,000
Walter Atwood172,000,000-79,000,000
Nicholas Chow135,000,000-20,000,000
Paul Cullen122,000,000-20,000,000
Adrian Curry115,000,00021,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 12:45 PM Local Time
Hands #49-53: Fashakin Over 460 Million

Hand 49#: Walter Atwood raised to 18,000,000 from the cutoff and no one called.

Hand 50#: Rafi Elharar bet 17,000,000 from the cutoff and Femi Fashakin made the call from the small blind, as well as Paul Cullen in the big blind. The flop came     and was checked. The turn was the   and Fashakin bet 15,000,000. Only Elharar made the call.

On the river of  , Fashakin fired 70,000,000. Elharar tanked for some time and eventually folded his hand.

Hand 51#: Atwood opened to 17,000,000 and it was enough to win the pot.

Hand 52#: Paul Cullen raised on the button to 17,000,000 and Adrian Curry called in the small blind. The flop was     and was checked by both players, with the turn   bringing no betting action either. The river was the   and after two more checks, Curry got the pot. Unfortunately, the hole cards weren't shown.

Hand 53#: Atwood got a walk.

Femi Fashakin462,000,00041,000,000
Walter Atwood251,000,000-18,000,000
Rafi Elharar238,000,00030,000,000
Nicholas Chow155,000,000-4,000,000
Paul Cullen142,000,000-46,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 12:33 PM Local Time
Hands #44-48: Ghobrial Tried Doubling Up

Daniel Ghobrial

Hand #44: Daniel Ghobrial shoved from under the gun for 101,000,000 and was called by Femi Fashakin on the button.

Daniel Ghobrial:   
Femi Fashakin:   

The rail all sighed and giggled as they saw the hole cards. The board ran out       for both players to split the pot.

Hand #45: Fashakin raised to 16,000,000 from the cutoff and was called by Adrian Curry in the small blind. The flop came    , Curry bet 20,000,000 and Fashakin opted to fold.

Hand #46: Fashakin raised to 16,000,000, Curry called on the button, and so did Ghobrial and Walter Atwood in the blinds. The flop came    , Ghobrial and Atwood quickly checked, Fashakin bet 35,000,000 and the rest all folded.

Hand #47: Curry raised to 17,000,000 from the cutoff and got no action.

Hand #48: Fashakin raised to 16,000,000 from under the gun and Curry decided to three-bet to 37,000,000. Action folded back to Fashakin who looked at Curry and his stack before four-betting to put Curry all-in who snap-folded.

Femi Fashakin421,000,000107,000,000
Walter Atwood269,000,000-28,000,000
Rafi Elharar208,000,000-19,500,000
Paul Cullen188,000,000-3,500,000
Nicholas Chow159,000,000-11,000,000
Adrian Curry94,000,000-32,000,000
Daniel Ghobrial79,000,000-22,000,000
Friday, June 7, 2019 12:21 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

The tournament's director just announced the shuffle up and deal and cards are now in the air for the first BIG 50 final table!

Friday, June 7, 2019 10:54 AM Local Time
Who Will Win the Record-Breaking Big 50 Title?

Walter Atwood

The final day of the historical Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em is finally here which means a new champion is about to be crowned. The gigantic event gathered a record of 28,371 entries after four Day 1 flights. The final day's action gets underway at 12:00 noon local time with the last seven players set to battle it out for the prestigious bracelet and $1.1 million top prize.

Femi Fashakin leads the field with 314,000,000 and is looking for his first career WSOP title. This event will go in the books as Fashakin's biggest live tournament cash and he would love to cap it all off today with a win. Walter Atwood is not far behind Fashakin to start today with 297,000,000, cashing today his first ever WSOP event.Rafi Elharar rounds out the top three with 227,500,000 and will try to capture the 13th bracelet for players from Israel.

Daniel Ghobrial, from Canada, is the second player from this final table not representing the United-States and will battle as the short stack position with 101,000,000.

The seven remaining players have secured a minimum cash of $182,192 but are all desperate to take down the precious title of first ever Big 50 Champion as well as the $1,147,449 top prize.

When the action begins, the blinds will be 4,000,000/8,000,000 with a 8,000,000 ante. The levels will increase every 50-minute with a 15-minute break every two levels. The final table will take place on the main stage to be live streamed.

Enjoy the action and stay up-to-date with all of the latest news by following along here at PokerNews.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBlinds
1Femi FashakinUnited States314,000,00039
2Paul CullenUnited States191,500,00024
3Adrian CurryUnited States126,000,00016
4Daniel GhobrialCanada101,000,00012
5Walter AtwoodUnited States297,000,00037
6Rafi ElhararIsrael227,500,00028
7Nicholas ChowUnited States170,000,00021
Femi Fashakin314,000,0000
Walter Atwood297,000,0000
Rafi Elharar227,500,0000
Paul Cullen191,500,0000
Nicholas Chow170,000,0000
Adrian Curry126,000,0000
Daniel Ghobrial101,000,0000