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

Friday, June 28, 2019 to Wednesday, July 03, 2019

$888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em (Event #64)

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  • Buy-in: $888
  • Prizepool: $8,139,852
  • Entries: 10,185
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:38 PM Local Time
Hofler Outflips Gediminas

Uselis Gediminas raised to 2,500,000 in the cutoff and Mario Hofler moved all in for 12,800,000 out of the small blind. Gediminas got it confirmed that the shove was for just over ten bigs and he called off with   . Hofler tabled    and the board of       connected with his ten, providing him with a double.

Mario Hofler28,000,00012,800,000
Uselis Gediminas27,000,000-16,400,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:34 PM Local Time
Alvarado Doubles Through Rusinovas

Vlad Darie raised to 2,400,000 from the hijack and Rick Alvarado, on the cutoff, three-bet shoved for 18,800,000. Aleksandras Rusinovas, on the button, reshoved for about 123,625,000 and Darie folded.

Rick Alvarado:   
Aleksandras Rusinovas:   

Rusinovas was ahead, but the board ran out       and Alvarado doubled up with kings and queens.

Aleksandras Rusinovas104,825,000-18,800,000
Rick Alvarado40,600,00019,450,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:27 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table
1Uselis Gediminas
2Mark Radoja
3Mario Hofler
4Thomas Dravis
5Patrick Clarke
6Vivian Saliba
7Vlad Darie
8Rick Alvarado
9Aleksandras Rusinovas
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:23 PM Local Time
Keun Kwak Eliminated in 10th Place ($82,130)

Keun Kwak

Keun Kwak was all in from the small blind but ran into pocket kings of Vlad Darie.


The board of       gave Kwak some hope on the flop and turn but the river bricked his outs and Kwak was eliminated in the opening minutes of the final day.

Keun Kwak0-12,000,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:20 PM Local Time
Saliba Folds to Rusinovas

Aleksandras Rusinovas raised to 2,500,000 on the cutoff and Vivian Saliba called from the big blind.

A flop reading     was dealt and Saliba checked. Rusinovas bet 4,500,000 and Saliba check-called.

The turn brought the   and Saliba checked once more. Rusinovas continued with a bet of 12,500,000 and Saliba let it go.

Aleksandras Rusinovas123,625,0009,000,000
Vivian Saliba35,100,000-8,400,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:28 AM Local Time
A Winner Will Be Crowned Today in Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em

Vivian Saliba

Welcome to the fourth and final day of Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em.

At 12 p.m. local time, the final ten players will return to the felt to continue to battle it out until a winner is crowned.

Starting the day as a massive chip leader is Aleksandras Rusinovas with an impressive stack of 114,625,000, the only stack above the 100,000,000 mark. Rusinovas is already guaranteed the first five-figure score of his WSOP resume but will be going for a six-figure score that 8th place would guarantee, and will be shooting for that $888,888 top prize. He is followed by Thomas Drivas with a stack of 58,600,000. Drivas already owns a WSOP Circuit ring and will try to match it with a bracelet. 888poker ambassador Vivian Saliba sits in third with 43,500,000. Saliba has over $120,000 in earnings at the WSOP and will try to claim her first WSOP title. Anything in the top seven places will double her WSOP lifetime earnings.

Mark Radoja (36,100,000), and Vlad Darie (26,750,000) are still in contention as well. Radoja owns two bracelets and has $1,834,112 in cashes at the WSOP. He will be looking to add more gold to his collection. As for Darie, he got 6th in this event in 2017 and will try to close it out this year.

The remaining 10 players are all guaranteed a min-cash of $82,130 but all eyes will be on that first-place prize of 888,888 along with the shiny WSOP gold bracelet. Action will resume with blinds of 600,000/1,200,000 with an ante of 1,200,000.

Stay tuned to PokerNews as the Live Reporting Team provides you with reports on all the action as it happens.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon14Thomas DrivasUnited States58,600,00049
Amazon15Keun KwakUnited States12,000,00010
Amazon16Vlad DarieRomania26,750,00022
Amazon17Mark RadojaCanada36,100,00030
Amazon18Mario HoflerUnited States15,200,00013
Amazon21Vivian SalibaBrazil43,500,00036
Amazon22Rick AlvaradoUnited States21,150,00018
Amazon23Aleksandras RusinovasLithuania114,625,00096
Amazon26Patrick ClarkeIreland36,000,00030
Amazon27Uselis GediminasUnited States43,400,00036