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

Friday, June 21, 2019 to Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Monster Stack - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #50)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $8,147,250
  • Entries: 6,035
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:05 PM Local Time
Hands #149-153: McCue-Unciano Back in Control

Hand #149: Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised to 4.8 million and Chauve made the call. Both players checked the     flop, and Chauve led out for 8 million on the   turn, which McCue-Unciano called. Both players checked the   flopped and McCue-Unciano tabled    for the winning hand.

Hand #150: Chauve limped, McCue-Unciano raised all in and Chauve folded.

Hand #151: McCue-Unciano raised it 4.8 million and Chauve three-bet to 18.5 million. With action back on McCue-Unciano, he thought for a few moments before he announced "All in,' which sent Chauve into the tank. After about a minute of deep thought Chauve mucked his hand.

Hand #152: Chauve raised to 4.8 million and McCue-Unciano called. The flop was     and McCue-Unciano checked. Chauve bet 4 million, McCue-Unciano check-raised to 16 million and Chauve called. On the   turn, McCue-Unciano check-folded to a 19 million bet from Chauve.

Hand #153: Chauve called McCue-Unciano's raise to 4.8 million, but then check-folded to McCue-Unciano's 4 million chip bet on the     flop.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano220,400,00022,500,000
Vincent Chauve81,600,000-22,500,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:45 PM Local Time
Hands #144-148: McCue-Unciano Sticks In the First Four-Bet

Hand #144: Vincent Chauve raised to 5 million on the button and Kainalu McCue-Unciano defended from the big blind. The flop came     and McCue-Unciano check-called a bet of 4 million from Chauve. The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Two more checks and McCue-Unciano tabled    to chop the pot with Chauve's   .

Hand #145: McCue-Unciano made it 4.8 million on the button and Chauve called. The flop fell     and Chauve checked to McCue-Unciano who continued for 3 million. Chauve called and the   landed on the turn. Chauve checked again and McCue-Unciano fired out another bet of 7.5 million. Chauve let his hand go this time and McCue-Unciano collected another pot.

Hand #146: Chauve limped in on the button and McCue-Unciano checked his option. The flop came     and McCue-Unciano check-called a bet of 2.4 million from Chauve. The turn was the   and McCue-Unciano checked again. Chauve stuck in a bet of 5 million but McCue-Unciano still called.

The river was the   and McCue-Unciano checked once more. Chauve reached back for a bet of 12 million and McCue-Unciano squirmed in his chair. McCue-Unciano made the call and Chuave tabled    to scoop the pot.

Hand #147: McCue-Unciano raised to 4.8 million and Chauve three-bet to 18.5 million. McCue-Unciano replied with a four-bet to 38.8 million and Chauve laid his hand down.

Hand #148: Chauve just called on the button and McCue-Unciano chose to see a flop for cheap. The flop came     and McCue-Unciano check-folded to a bet of 2.5 million from Chauve.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano197,900,000900,000
Vincent Chauve104,100,000-900,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:35 PM Local Time
Hands #139-143: Some Back and Forth

Hand #139: Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised to 4.8 million and Vincent Chauve made the call. After McCue-Unciano continued for 3.6 million on the    , flop Chauve check-raised to 14 million and McCue-Unciano folded.

Hand #140: Chauve called and McCue-Unciano checked his option. Both players checked to the turn on a board of     , Chauve bet 3.5 million and took the pot.

Hand #141: McCue-Unciano made it 4.8 million and Chauve called. After both players checked to the turn on the      board, Chauve bet 6 million and McCue-Unciano called. The 20 million bet that Chauve slid out on the   river was enough to get a fold from McCue-Unciano.

Hand #142: Chauve called and McCue-Unciano checked his big blind. After both players checked to the turn on a board of     , and McCue-Unciano checked again, Chauve bet out 4 million and McCue-Unciano made the call. McCue-Unciano then check-called a 8 million bet from Chauve on the   river. Chauve tabled    for the full house and scooped the pot.

Hand #143: Chauve called the 4.8 million raise from McCue-Unciano, and then check-called the 3 million continuation bet from McCue-Unciano on the     flop. After both players checked the   turn and Chauve again checked the   river, McCue-Unciano bet out 24 million, which was called by Chauve. McCue-Unciano tabled [8h6] for trips eights.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano197,000,000-6,600,000
Vincent Chauve105,000,0006,600,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:12 PM Local Time
Hands #134-138: Chauve Chipping Away

Vincent Chauve

Hand #134: Vincent Chauve raised to 5 million on the button and Kainalu McCue-Unciano called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Two more checks and McCue-Unciano tabled    for the best hand.

Hand #135: McCue-Unciano made it 4.8 million to go on the button and Chauve three-bet to 18.5 million which got McCue-Unciano to fold.

Hand #136: Chauve opened to 5 million and McCue-Unciano replied with a three-bet of his own to 18.4 million which prompted a fold from Chauve.

Hand #137: McCue-Unciano folded his button and Chauve got a walk.

Hand #138: Chauve just limped in from the button this time and McCue-Unciano checked his option. The flop fell     and McCue-Unciano check-folded to a bet of 2.4 million from Chauve.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano203,600,000-5,800,000
Vincent Chauve98,400,0005,800,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:10 PM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 1,200,000/2,400,000
Ante: 2,400,000
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:10 PM Local Time
Hands #130-133: Chauve Closing the Gap

Hand #130: Vicnent Chauve raised to 4 million and Kainalu McCue-Unciano folded.

Hand #131: McCue-Unciano made it 4 million and Chauve called. Both players checked through to the turn on a board of     , and after Chauve bet 6 million McCue-Unciano raised it to 16 million and Chauve made the call. Both players then checked the   river and Chauve tabled    for the flush and took the pot.

Hand #132: Chauve made it 4 million to go and McCue-Unciano made the call. Both players then checked through to the river on a board of      , and after McCue-Unciano checked again, Chauve bet out 10 million and took it down.

Hand #133: McCue-Unciano made it 4 million to go and Chauve called. After both players checked to the turn on a board of     , Chauve bet 5 million, which was enough to take it down.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano209,400,000-29,000,000
Vincent Chauve92,600,00029,000,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:56 PM Local Time
Hands #126-129: Chauve Gets a Double Up

Vincent Chauve

Hand #126: Vincent Chauve limped in from the button and Kainalu McCue-Unciano shipped all in, forcing Chauve to fold.

Hand #127: McCue-Unciano announced all in on the button and Chauve called off his stack of 28.8 million. While Chauve held the preflop lead, McCue-Unciano held two live cards.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano:   
Vincent Chauve:   

The flop came     to put Chauve in a commanding lead with a pair of aces. The turn brought the   to give McCue-Unciano some hope but the   on the river ensured Chauve of a double up.

Hand #128: Chauve limped in from the button and McCue-Unciano checked his option. The flop fell     and McCue-Unciano check-called a bet of 2 million from Chauve. The turn was the   and McCue-Unciano checked again. Chauve fired out a bet of 6.5 million and McCue-Unciano instantly folded.

Hand #129: McCue-Unciano raised to 4 million and Chauve called to see a flop of    . Chauve check-folded to a bet of 3 million from McCue-Unciano.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano238,400,000-28,800,000
Vincent Chauve63,600,00028,800,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:48 PM Local Time
Gregory Katayama Eliminated in 3rd Place ($461,369)

Gregory Katayama

Hand #125: Gregory Katayama shipped all in for 10.4 million in the small blind for just over five big blinds. Vincent Chauve called from the big blind and the cards were on their back.

Vincent Chauve:   
Gregory Katayama:   

Chauve was in a dominating position and the flop of     gave him a commanding lead. The   on the turn sealed the deal and the   on the river was just a formality. Katayama was eliminated in third place and Kainalu McCue-Unciano will take a dominating chip lead into heads-up play.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano267,200,0000
Vincent Chauve34,800,00010,400,000
Gregory Katayama0-10,400,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:46 PM Local Time
Hands #119-124: Chauve Stays Alive

Vincent Chauve

Hand #119: Vincent Chauve moved all in and was called by Gregory Katayama.

Vincent Chauve:   
Gregory Katayama:   

The Board ran out      , which gave Chauve the full house and the double-up,

Hand #120: Katayama moved all in and took the blinds and ante.

Hand #121: Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised it up to 12.4 million and took down the blinds and ante.

Hand #122: Chauve got a walk.

Hand #123: Katayama moved all in and got no callers.

Hand #124: McCue-Unciano made it 12 million to play and took it down preflop.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano267,200,0004,000,000
Vincent Chauve24,400,00011,200,000
Gregory Katayama10,400,000-15,200,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:35 PM Local Time
Hands #113-118: McCue-Unciano Increases His Lead

Hand #113: Kainalu McCue-Unciano limped in from the small blind and Gregory Katayama checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked through to the   on the turn and the   on the river. McCue-Unciano tabled    at showdown and Katayama mucked his cards.

Hand #114: Katayama just called in the small blind and Vincent Chauve opted to see a flop from the big blind. The flop fell     and Katayama check-folded to a bet of 2 million from Chauve.

Hand #115: McCue-Unciano received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #116: McCue-Unciano limped in from the small blind again and Katayama checked his big blind. The flop came     and McCue-Unciano checked to Katayama who bet 3 million. McCue-Unciano called and the   landed on the turn. Both players checked and the   completed the board. Two more checks and McCue-Unciano tabled    to claim the pot.

Hand #117: McCue-Unciano raised to 4 million on the button and the blinds folded.

Hand #118: Chauve limped in from the small blind and McCue-Unciano checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Chauve checked again and McCue-Unciano fired out a bet of 4 million. Chauve called and the   hit the river. Chauve checked for the third time and McCue-Unciano slid out a bet of 11 million. Chauve called with    but McCue-Unciano tabled    for a full house to win the pot.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano263,200,00034,200,000
Gregory Katayama25,600,000-14,000,000
Vincent Chauve13,200,000-13,400,000
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:30 PM Local Time
Hands #109-112: McCue-Unciano Hits A Monster Gutterball

Kainalu McCue-Unciano

Hand #109: Gregory Katayama raised it to 4 million and folded after Kainalu McCue-Unciano three-bet to 13 million.

Hand #110: McCue called from his small blind, but folded after Katayama raised it up to 7 million from his big blind.

Hand #111: McCue-Unciano raised it to 4 million, Katayama three-bet to 13 million and McCue-Unciano made the call. Both players then checked through to the river on a board reading      , and after Katayama checked, McCue-Unciano bet 12 million and took it down.

Hand #112: Katayama raised it up to 4 million and McCue-Unciano made the call. After Katayama bet 4 million on the     flop, McCue-Unciano check-raised it to 9.5 million and was called by Katayama.

The turn was the   and McCue continued for 12.5 million, which was called by Katayama. The river was the   and McCue-Unciano now bet out a massive 60 million, Katayama again made the call, but mucked his pocket tens in dismay when McCue-Unciano tabled    for the rivered gutshot. With that, McCue-Unciano scooped the biggest pot of the tournament.

Gregory Katayama
Gregory Katayama
Kainalu McCue-Unciano229,000,000106,800,000
Gregory Katayama39,600,000-101,000,000
Vincent Chauve26,600,000-12,600,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:10 PM Local Time
Hands #104-108: Katayama Lays a Couple Down

Gregory Katayama

Hand #104: Vincent Chauve raised to 4 million on the button and was called by Kainalu McCue-Unciano and Gregory Katayama in the blinds. The flop came     and the blinds checked to Chauve who continued for 4 million. Both McCue-Unciano and Katayama folded, allowing Chauve to pick up the pot.

Hand #105: McCue-Unciano opened to 4.5 million on the button and the blinds folded.

Hand #106: Katayama made it 4 million to go on the button and McCue-Unciano called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. McCue-Unciano led out for 4 million and Katayama called to see the   on the river. McCue-Unciano fired out another 13 million and Katayama let his hand go.

Hand #107: McCue-Unciano limped in from the small blind and Katayama checked his option. The flop came     and McCue-Unciano check-called a bet of 3 million from Katayama. The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. McCue-Unciano led out for 4.5 million this time and Katayama folded again.

Hand #108: McCue-Unciano raised it up to 4 million on the button and Chauve shoved all in for 32.2 million in the big blind. McCue-Unciano quickly sent his cards to the muck and Chauve earned the pot.

Gregory Katayama140,600,000-22,400,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano122,200,00013,000,000
Vincent Chauve39,200,00010,000,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:58 PM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante: 2,000,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:46 PM Local Time
First Break of the Day

The remaining three players are going on their first 15-minute break of the day. They will return to blinds of 1,000,000/2,000,000 with a 2,000,000 big blind ante.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:41 PM Local Time
Hand #103: Big Stacks Battle Before the Break

Hand #103: In the last hand before the first break Gregory Katayama raised it up to 3.2 million. Vincent Chauve folded his small blind, but Kainalu McCue-Unciano three-bet to 9.6 million, and Katayama made the call. McCue-Unciano led out for 6.2 million on the     flop, and Katayama made the call.

After Katayama also called McCue-Unciano's 13 million bet on the   turn, McCue-Unciano checked the   river. Katayama then slid out a bet of 27 million and took down the sizable pot.

Gregory Katayama163,000,00030,600,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano109,200,000-30,400,000
Vincent Chauve29,200,000-800,000
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:37 PM Local Time
Bart Hanson Eliminated in 4th Place ($344,079)

Bart Hanson

Hand #101: Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised to 3.2 million on the button and Gregory Katayama defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Katayama check-folded to a bet of 1.6 million from McCue-Unciano.

Hand #102: Bart Hanson moved all in for 19.6 million on the button and Katayama re-shoved all in from the small blind. Vincent Chauve got out of the way from the big blind and the two hands were tabled.

Bart Hanson:   
Gregory Katayama:   

Katayama was in a dominating position and the flop of     didn't change much. The   fell on the turn and Hanson picked up a straight draw. The river brought the   to give both players a pair of aces but Hanson's kicker sent him to the payout desk in fourth place.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano139,600,0005,600,000
Gregory Katayama132,400,00018,000,000
Vincent Chauve30,000,000-3,200,000
Bart Hanson0-23,600,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:35 PM Local Time
Benjamin Ector Eliminated in 5th Place ($258,516)

Benjamin Ector

Hand #100: Benjamin Ector, who started the final table as the chipleader, has been eliminated in 5th place, less than 90 minutes into the final table action.

After Kainalu McCue-Unciano raised it to 22 million from the button, Ector made the call from his small blind and was all in. Bart Hanson folded his big blind and the two players tabled their hands.

Benjamin Ector:   
Kainalu McCue-Unciano :  

The     flop was a monster for McCue-Unciano and left Ector drawing very thin. The   pretty much sealed the deal, and the   river eliminated Ector from the tournament.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano
Kainalu McCue-Unciano
Kainalu McCue-Unciano134,000,00023,600,000
Benjamin Ector0-20,400,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:28 PM Local Time
Hands #96-99: Ector Doubles Up, Chauve Slips

Benjamin Ector

Hand #96: Vincent Chauve opened to 3.2 million from the hijack and Kainalu McCue-Unciano called from the cutoff. Benjamin Ector shipped all in for 8.2 million on the button which got both of the blinds to fold. Chauve re-shoved all in over the top which got McCue-Unciano to lay his hand down.

Vincent Chauve:   
Benjamin Ector:   

The flop came     which left Chauve in the lead with his pair of nines. However, the   on the turn sent Ector into the lead and his rail burst into cheers. The   on the river changed nothing and Ector found himself a double up.

Hand #97: Gregory Katayama raised to 4.8 million in the small blind and Chauve called from the big blind. The flop came     and Katayama led out for 4.5 million. Chauve called and the   landed on the turn.

Katayama fired out another bet of 9 million but Chauve stuck around to see the   on the river. Katayama moved all in, putting Chauve to the test for his remaining 30 million chips. Chauve thought for over a minute and finally sent his cards to the muck.

Hand #98: Chauve limped in from the small blind and McCue-Unciano quickly checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Two more checks and the   completed the board. The players checked it down and Chauve claimed the pot.

Hand #99: Katayama raised to 3.2 million in the cutoff and picked up the blinds and ante.

Gregory Katayama114,400,00020,700,000
Kainalu McCue-Unciano110,400,000-7,200,000
Vincent Chauve33,200,000-24,900,000
Bart Hanson23,600,000-800,000
Benjamin Ector20,400,00012,200,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:18 PM Local Time
Hands #90-95: McCue-Unciano's Foot Still on the Gas

Hand #90: Vincent Chauve raised to 3.2 million, but folded after Kainalu McCue-Unciano three-bet to 8.6 million.

Hand #91: McCue-Unciano got a walk.

Hand #92: McCue-Unciano raised it up to 3.2 million and was called by Gregory Katayama and Chauve. After both Katayama And Chauve checked the     flop, McCue-Unciano continued for 4.3 million and only Chauve made the call. Both players then checked through to the river on a runout of    and Chauve tabled    and took down the pot.

Hand #93: Chauve called in the small blind and McCue-Unciano raised it to 3.8 million and took down the pot.

Hand #94: Bart Hanson moved all in and took down the blinds and ante.

Hand #95: Chauve raised it to 3.2 million and McCue-Unciano made the call. After Chauve checked the     flop, McCue-Unciano bet out 2.6 million and took down the pot.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano117,600,0007,700,000
Gregory Katayama93,700,000-2,400,000
Vincent Chauve58,100,0002,700,000
Bart Hanson24,400,000-3,200,000
Benjamin Ector8,200,000-4,800,000
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:00 PM Local Time
Hands #85-89: Small Pot Poker

Hand #85: Kainalu McCue-Unciano announced all in on the button with both of the blinds being short stacked. Benjamin Ector folded his small blind and Bart Hanson also let his big blind go after some thought.

Hand #86: Gregory Katayama received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #87: Hanson shipped all in for 23.6 million on the button and the blinds folded. Hanson showed    as he dragged in the pot.

Hand #88: Katayama raised to 3.2 million on the button and McCue-Unciano defended his big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn and the   on the river. McCue-Unciano fired out a bet of 4.6 million on the river and Katayama quickly folded.

Hand #89: Vincent Chauve opened to 3.2 million on the button and Ector called from the big blind. The flop fell     and Ector check-folded to a bet of 3 million from Chauve.

Kainalu McCue-Unciano109,900,0007,200,000
Gregory Katayama96,100,000-3,200,000
Vincent Chauve55,400,0001,600,000
Bart Hanson27,600,0000
Benjamin Ector13,000,000-5,600,000
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