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

Friday, June 07, 2019 to Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #19)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $11,892,150
  • Entries: 8,809
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:57 PM Local Time
Lost Player Finds His Way Home

The announcement came from the raised podium in the middle of the Pavilion Room.

Coming back from the break, a man in a green shirt had forgotten what table he was at, which is easy to do in a cavernous space with more than 100 tables and 1,000 poker players. His table mates immediately recognized him, however, and waved him over to his waiting stack of 120,000 chips.

The Pavilion Room applauded, and this once-lost grinder is back in the game.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:57 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Kristen Bicknell305,000163,000
Kenny Hallaert300,000-5,000
Daniel Strelitz290,00084,000
Joe McKeehen235,00073,000
Vincent Moscati180,000-7,200
Maria Lampropulos158,0006,000
Ana Marquez110,000-40,000
Samuel Cosby105,00015,200
John Racener75,000-13,900
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:47 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Elio Fox0-57,500
Jason Thomas0-64,900
Paul Dhaliwal0-134,900
John Bousfield0-130,900
Andreas Kniep0-237,500
Harley Stoffmaker00
Nicholas Salimbene0-88,700
Jim Collopy0-48,700
James St Germain0-58,300
Sriharsha Doddapaneni0-211,500
Dimitry Agrachov0-177,500
Avdo Djokovic0-48,500
Santosh Baker0-25,400
Mike Tokatlyan0-134,600
Christopher Staats0-170,900
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:45 PM Local Time
Double Up for Aoki

A player shoved all in and it folded to Mikiyo Aoki who reshoved for a remaining stack around 125,000.

Holding   , Aoki was in good shape for a double up, facing    in her opponent's hand. The board fell      , giving all sorts of draws to Aoki's opponent by the turn, but faded to win with a set of queens and eliminated her opponent from the event.

Mikiyo Aoki210,00084,400
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:17 PM Local Time

Players are now gone on a 20-minute break to clear their heads.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:17 PM Local Time
Sinclair Sits Down and Starts Going to Work

Jack Sinclair got a new table assignment and began asserting himself right away.

The 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event winner was in the big blind, with Melanie Weisner limping on the small blind. Sinclair raised to 14,000, and Weisner three-bet to 49,000, getting the call from Sinclair.

The flop came    , Weisner checked, and Sinclair fired for 25,000, with Weisner calling. The turn came   and the action checked through.

The river brought the  , Weisner checked and Sinclair bet 100,000, enough to put Weisner all-in. Weisner tanked for a while and decided to shut it down, preserving her remaining 100,000 stack.

Jack Sinclair200,00078,000
Melanie Weisner100,000-49,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:17 PM Local Time
Schemion Chips Down

Ole Schemion, battling with a short stack since the beginning on the day, just lost a small pot on a flop    . With already around 20,000 in the middle, Schemion, in the blinds, first checked and faced a bet of 25,000 from his opponent. Schemion tanked for a few minutes before sending his cards into the muck.

Ole Schemion42,000-12,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:12 PM Local Time
Notables Eliminated
Michael Gathy0-84,000
Matthew Schreiber0-215,000
Daniel Park0-138,700
Vitaly Lunkin0-37,300
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:10 PM Local Time
Some Updated Chip Counts
Jon Turner485,000110,000
Dylan Wilkerson360,000153,000
Victor Choupeaux310,000135,000
Upeshka De Silva220,000130,000
Jared Griener203,000-5,000
Ankush Mandavia175,00045,000
Chance Kornuth170,000-140,000
Joe McKeehen162,000-33,000
Eddy Sabat155,00047,000
Melanie Weisner149,00081,000
Anatoly Filatov145,00053,000
Kristen Bicknell142,00075,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:02 PM Local Time
Lucky River for Shulman

TJ Shulman opened to 8,500 and the player on the button raised it to 18,500. Shulman made the call and the dealer revealed a flop    . Shulman first checked and raised all in his opponent's bet of 20,000. The latter ended up making the call and the players tabled their cards:

TJ Shulman:   
His opponent:   

Shulman was covered and had to hit on the board. The turn   brought him no help but a   fell on the river, giving him a better set as well as the double up.

TJ Shulman330,000254,800
Sunday, June 9, 2019 5:01 PM Local Time
Liebert Arrives With a Mountain of Chips

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and Vanessa Kade are seated at the same table, along with big-stacked Wim Verhaegen, who's sitting on an above-average stack of 185,000 chips.

That stack was eclipsed, however, when Kathy Liebert arrived at the table and started un-racking a stack of 385,000.

Liebert is seated right next to Ferguson, and the two were reminiscing about a poker cruise from 17 years ago that apparently involved Phil Hellmuth getting heated about an attempted bluff. It's fascinating to picture the scene from this cruise full of poker legends, circa 2002.

Kathy Liebert285,000-195,000
Wim Verhaegen185,000185,000
Chris Ferguson85,00013,300
Vanessa Kade60,000-89,100
Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:45 PM Local Time
Aces Are not Good for Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth

The button player opened to 10,000 and Phil Hellmuth raised it to 40,000 from the blinds. The initial player called and the flop fell    . Both players checked.

Things heated on the turn   after Hellmuth check-raised all in after his opponent bet 50,000. The latter ended up calling for a stack of 193,500 to create the following showdown:

Phil Hellmuth:   
His opponent:   

Hellmuth stood up from his chair, seeing two pair in his opponent's hand and his pocket aces cracked. The river   didn't change anything and Hellmuth was left with 33,000 after that hand. The owner of 15 WSOP bracelets busted a few minutes later.

Phil Hellmuth0-245,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:45 PM Local Time
Carroll Chipping Up

The player in middle position opened to 10,000, and Taylor Carroll, in the big blind, jammed for about 93,000. The player in mid-position called, putting at risk his last 85,000.

Taylor Carroll:   

The runout was       and Carroll won the pot with his pair of aces, sending his opponent to the rail.

Taylor Carroll175,00071,900
Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:30 PM Local Time
Tuhrim Sends One Out to Burst the Money Bubble

Richard Tuhrim raised to 8,000 under the gun, and the player on the cutoff moved all in for about 95,000. Action folded back to Turhrim who made the call.

Richard Tuhrim:   

The board came       and Tuhrim took down the pot, eliminating his opponent empty-handed on the bubble. The remaining 1,322 players are all guaranteed at least $2,249.

Richard Tuhrim385,000215,200
Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:25 PM Local Time
Shimabukuro Doubles on the Bubble

The player on the button shoved with    and Takuya Shimabukuro called with a slightly lower stack with   .

The board went       and Shimabukuro doubled up right on the bubble.

Takuya Shimabukuro275,00083,300
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Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:19 PM Local Time
WSOP $10,000 Heads-Up Champion Sean Swingruber

Hear how a trip to the spa helped Sean Swingruber win his first WSOP gold bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-up Champion, defeating Ben Yu heads-up yesterday.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:12 PM Local Time
Wan Doubles on the Bubble

On a flop reading    , Stephen Wan moved all in from mid-position for 78,000. The player in the hijack made the call.

Stephen Wan:   

The   turn and   completed the board and Wan doubled up with his set on the bubble.

Stephen Wan180,000110,500
Sunday, June 9, 2019 4:04 PM Local Time
New Round of Chip Counts
Steven van Zadelhoff340,000163,000
Kami Hudson276,00051,000
Daniel Zack254,000124,000
Ben Yu230,000-8,000
Aaron Massey210,00022,000
Scott Clements182,000-83,000
Romain Lewis181,00071,000
Alexandre Reard153,00026,000
Maria Lampropulos152,0000
Tony Dunst110,000-17,000
Fran├žois Tosques65,00065,000
Phillip Hui59,000-4,000
Ole Schemion54,00022,000
Julien Sitbon51,000-24,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:58 PM Local Time

The tournament clock shows 1,324 players left. With 1,322 being guaranteed to make the money, play is now in hand-for-hand mode.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 3:56 PM Local Time
Landreth Slowly Building

The player in mid-position raised to 8,000 and the small blind three-bet to 28,000. Johnny Landreth, in the big blind, called, and the player in middle positon stuck around with a call as well.

The dealer fanned a flop of    , and the small blind checked. Landreth fired a bet of 28,000, to which both of his opponents folded.

"I had jacks, what did you have?," asked the played in mid-position. "King-queen," answered Landreth.

"So if I moved all in you would have folded?"

"Yes," replied Landreth.

Johnny Landreth440,000323,200
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