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

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 to Tuesday, July 16, 2019

$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship (Event #73)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $80,548,600
  • Entries: 8,569
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:48 PM Local Time
Updated Counts in Amazon Orange
Asi Moshe398,00067,800
Jeff Lisandro240,00059,900
Allen Cunningham232,000115,300
Jeremy Pekarek191,5006,400
Scott Baumstein177,50010,200
Benjamin Dobson170,80013,800
Harry Lodge167,00044,100
Gordon Vayo154,00057,700
Fabian Gumz134,00057,600
Eric Baldwin122,700-9,900
Denise Pratt101,3005,600
Andy Black98,70052,700
Chris Johnson97,3009,200
Barny Boatman84,100-35,900
Matt Waxman67,600-20,300
Dylan Linde63,000-24,900
Toby Lewis31,0006,900
Aymon Hata22,0001,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:47 PM Local Time
Kary Cracks Aces With Ace-King

Chris Dombrowski had 13,000 in front of him on the button, with Thiago Macedo already all in for 12,100 in middle position. On his left, Gregory Kary made it 45,000 and Dombrowski responded by shoving all in. He had around 210,000, covering the 123,000 or so of Kary.

"Trying to decide if I want to gamble," Kary muttered. "All right, I call."

Kary was way behind, in fact, with    against   . Macedo had   .

The     flop brought the flush draw Kary was looking for though, and he got there instantly on the   turn, leaving everyone drawing dead.

Gregory Kary265,000128,200
Chris Dombrowski90,000-102,600
Thiago Macedo0-50,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:45 PM Local Time
Strelitz Works in a Check-Raise

Daniel Strelitz checked a     flop from the small blind, and Jason Resha bet 2,200 into a pot of 5,000. A player in middle position called, and Strelitz woke up with a check-raise to 8,000.

Resha immediately folded, while the middle position player paused for just a moment before sliding his cards over to the dealer, and Strelitz took down the pot.

Daniel Strelitz200,00030,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:44 PM Local Time
Karakousis Sends Kabrhel to the Rail

Martin Kabrhel

The action began with a player in the hijack raising to 1,800, Martin Kabrhel was next to act and three-bet to 7,000, the button folded and Georgios Karakousis threw in 1,800 not noticing the raise to 8,000, and then after the dealer told him he put in the rest of the 8,000 to complete the call and the original raiser mucked his hand.

On the flop of     Karakousis checked to Kabrhel who bet out 7,000 and Karakousis check-raised to 17,000. Kabrhel made the call.

The   fell on the turn and Karakousis fired out again, this time for 18,000 and Kabrel called.

The river was the  , Karakousis checked and Kabrel announced all-in for 130,200. Karakousis didn't take much time before making the call. Kabrel tabled    and Karakousis eliminated Kabrel when he tabled the    for trip queens.

Georgios Karakousis353,700180,700
Martin Kabrhel0-205,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:42 PM Local Time
Negreanu Eliminated by Ferrah

Daniel Negreanu

Chris Wallace raised to 2,000 from the cutoff, Daniel Negreanu three-bet to 6,000 from the button, Meddi Ferrah four-bet to 15,500 from the small blind, Wallace folded and Negreanu called.

The flop was    , Ferrah shoved with a covering stack and Negreanu thought for about 20 seconds before he called all in for about 17,000.


The   turn and   river completed the board, no help to Negreanu, ending his Main Event.

Meddi Ferrah110,00014,400
Daniel Negreanu0-33,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:38 PM Local Time
Buonanno Jams Into Pires Trigo

Antonio Buonanno raised to 1,900 and Paul Pires Trigo three-bet to 6,000. Buonanno waved with his hand to see the stack of his opponent and then made the call. They checked the     flop and Pires Trigo bet the   turn for 6,000 when checked to him.

Buonanno pushed forward a stack of T-5,000, enough to cover the Frenchman, and Pires Trigo elected to fold.

Antonio Buonanno170,00078,100
Paul Pires Trigo27,0002,900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:35 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts From Amazon Purple
Adam Owen355,0003,200
Molly Mossey218,00031,000
Jacqueline Burkhart180,000-10,000
Kenny Hallaert178,0003,000
Daniel Strelitz170,000-15,300
Jean Gaspard149,000-21,000
Chris Moneymaker138,00013,000
Phillip Hui123,60010,000
Jared Koppel118,0006,600
Andre Akkari85,0003,000
Mark Bloomberg77,000-37,500
Kelly Minkin53,200-74,800
Jeremy Wien50,300-47,700
Erik Seidel46,100-11,300
Todd Melander30,6002,100
Kevin Eyster28,6007,900
Mark Mazza12,400-36,200
Leo Margets11,200-15,800
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:34 PM Local Time
A Double and Triple Up for Greco

Mina Greco

Mina Greco was all in for the last 4,600 with    and initial raiser Matt Stout called from under the gun with the   . Greco was ready to leave and already stood up from her chair, but the board of       kept her in the lead.

One hand later, Greco was all in again for 11,700 after she had raised and Erin Grace three-bet. Stout four-bet to 12,000 out of the big blind and Greco called all in, Grace came along as well. The two remaining active players checked the       board and Stout tabled   , Grace had    and Greco tripled up with her   .

Erin Grace72,00019,600
Matt Stout57,000-200
Mina Greco36,000-4,800
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:33 PM Local Time
Stalba Folds Ace-King

The player under the gun raised to 2,700 and the player in mid-position called. Thomas Stalba three-bet to 10,000 from one seat over and the player under the gun folded. The player in mid-position four-bet to about 60,000 and Stalba, with only 18,000 behind, thought for a long while then folded   .face up.

"I thought I had you for sure," muttered the player in mid-position while raking in the pot.

Thomas Stalba18,000-19,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:32 PM Local Time
Thibodaux Stays Active

Sergi Reixach raised to 1,600 from the hijack and Joshua Thibodaux defended his big blind. They both checked through the     flop to the   on the turn. Thibodaux led out for 2,100 and that was enough to pick up the pot.

The hand right after, Aaron Mermelstein raised to 1,600 from under the gun and was called by both Thibodaux and Sara Hall in the blinds.

The flop came    , Thibodaux bet 2,200 and Hall quickly folded. Mermelstein took some time to consider his options and then decided to make the call.

The turn was the   and Thibodaux quickly checked. Mermelstein contemplated for a while and then decided to bet 7,000 for Thibodaux to fold.

Kunal Patni95,00028,500
Joshua Thibodaux89,00024,100
Jared Griener75,00010,800
Sergi Reixach38,000-11,000
Aaron Mermelstein35,00015,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:32 PM Local Time
Yen Wins Four-Bet Pot

Alex Yen was in the hijack with what looked to be a four-bet to 17,000 in front of him. His opponent in the cutoff had made it 6,500 and was thinking things over. Finally, the player tossed in calling chips and they saw a     flop. Yen bet 11,000 and won the pot in short order.

Alexander Yen245,00019,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:28 PM Local Time
Jacks Good for Raghavan

Ravi Raghavan checked from the big blind on     . David Rees bet 4,000 from the button and Raghavan called. Both players quickly checked the   river and Raghavan opened   . The Chicago grinder's pair was enough to take the pot.

David Rees82,000-88,400
Ravi Raghavan43,0006,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:27 PM Local Time
Kabrhel Turns Silver Into Gold

Martin Kabrhel opened to 1,600 in early position and was called by Edward Ho on his left. Bob Beck also came along from the big blind and the flop came    . Beck checked to Kabrhel who continued for 1,600 and Ho folded. Beck called and the   landed on the turn.

Amidst all of Kabrhel's chatter, Ho chimed in after he folded. "At least you're guaranteed second place now."

"Yes. I'm guaranteed a silver medal at the WSOP. That's pretty good," Kabrhel continued.

Both players checked the turn and the   river. Beck turned over    but Kabrhel held    to claim the pot. "Wow! Look at this run I'm on. I never win with you watching," Kabrhel said to PokerNews. "For sure I win this tournament."

Martin Kabrhel205,50025,500
Bob Beck48,000-6,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:25 PM Local Time
Some Pavilion White Chip Counts
Alex Foxen202,00028,800
Kevin Roster190,00036,700
Christian Christner170,00011,000
Pavel Plesuv167,00018,900
Jeremy Ausmus145,00025,200
Connor Drinan144,00016,600
Romain Lewis135,0007,600
Jack Sinclair133,000-20,800
Justin Young123,000-26,900
Ryan Leng93,00017,800
Jesper Hougaard92,500-97,500
Eric Lescot92,0009,100
Georgios Kapalas69,000-2,100
Andries Swart67,000600
Igor Yaroshevskyy65,00023,500
Aram Zobian65,00065,000
Lauren Roberts65,00064,999
Noah Bronstein26,000-33,000
Luigi Knoppers13,000-16,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:25 PM Local Time
Choudhury Three-Bets the Flop

Sulabh Choudhury raised under-the-gun to 2,000 and the action folded around to the big blind who defended.

Before the flop of     came out the big blind announced he checked. Choudhury continued for 2,000, his opponent then check-raised to 4,000 and Choudhury wasted no time putting in a three-bet to 13,200 and the big blind mucked.

Sulabh Choudhury168,900-1,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:23 PM Local Time
Chang Gives Up on Turn

The flop was down     and with 6,000 into the middle, Shaotong Chang bet 2,200 from under the gun. The player on the button raised to 7,200, and the big blind player folded.

Chang thought about her decision, but the Event #57 Tag Team final tablist, opted to pass after 30 seconds.

Kenny Hallaert175,00028,000
Christoph Vogelsang165,000-20,000
Mitch Garshofsky120,000-39,000
Leo Worthington-Leese62,000-17,800
Shaotong Chang55,000-27,000
Roman Emelyanov32,000-300
Mitchell Johnson19,000-1,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:23 PM Local Time
Duta Gets Paid by Valijani

On the heads-up turn of     , Hrand Valijani bet 2,500 and Florian Duta made the call to see the   on the river. Valijani checked and called a bet of 10,000 by Duta, who flipped over    for the king-high straight, while Valijani mucked    for two pair face up.

Florian Duta210,00042,000
Hrand Valijani115,000-6,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:21 PM Local Time
Garg Wins One, Loses One to Bust

The     flop was on the felt, and Lokesh Garg had just jammed his last 24,300 in after his initial bet had been raised to 9,000 by Sohale Khalili on the button. Khalili eventually folded, flashing an   as he did, and Garg followed suit, flashing his own  .

"I had one of those, but I had a much better one," Garg told his opponent.

A few hands later, he was seen leaving his table, saying, "Nuts," out loud while his opponent nodded, and Garg headed home.

Lokesh Garg0-18,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:20 PM Local Time
Lau Jams Into Heidorn

A pot of 57,000 had emerged until the      turn and Robert Heidorn checked out of the small blind. Alan Lau moved all in from late position for what appeared to be 42,000 and Heidorn, who had Lau covered, gave it some consideration before sending his cards into the muck.

Their table is in the Amazon Gold section, in which start-of-the-day chip leader Bryan Campanello can now also be found right next to Teunis Kooij. Further counts from the same section and Purple can be found below.

Bryan Campanello435,00018,000
Barbaro Diaz175,00085,000
Jason Tompkins155,000-19,600
Alan Lau99,00026,000
Kiryl Radzivonau95,00045,000
Scott Seiver89,000-600
Rebecca Wooten85,0005,100
Robert Heidorn75,000-42,600
Jean-Robert Bellande62,00014,800
Yilong Wang62,000-5,500
Matas Cimbolas47,000-5,500
Sebastian Pauli36,000-39,000
Leo Margets27,000-4,500
Teunis Kooij19,0003,300
Matthew Wiener0-60,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:16 PM Local Time
Jaffe Picks Off a Bluff

Jonathan Jaffe checked from the big blind on a completed board of      . Daniel Hide bet 18,500 into the 26,000 or so pot and Jaffe quickly splashed in some chips. Hide shook his head and opened    for a missed combo draw and Jaffe showed   .

Jonathan Jaffe247,00062,400
Daniel Hide68,000-19,300