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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 2:56 PM Local Time
Another for Brown

A player in middle position raised to 2,200 and Rory Brown defended his big blind.

The flop was     and Brown check-called 2,500 from his opponent.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river was the  , Brown bet 10,000 and his opponent folded.

Rory Brown548,0006,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:55 PM Local Time
Abduljabbar Wins One

The player in middle position raised to 2,000 and Ali Abduljabbar three-bet to 6,200 from the cutoff. Action folded back to the original raiser who called.

The dealer fanned a flop of     and the player in mid-position bet 6,000. Abduljabbar called. The turn came the   and was checked around to the   river. The player in mid-position fired 10,000 and Abduljabbar called. The player in mdidle position showed    for ace-high and Abduljabbar revealed    to win to win the pot.

Ali Abduljabbar105,000105,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:46 PM Local Time
A Few More Amazon Tan Chip Counts
Allen Kessler284,0002,000
Jon Turner128,000-2,000
Lee Markholt105,000-8,000
Eric Stocz103,000-19,200
Ari Engel96,000-49,000
David Bach65,0003,000
Damian Salas50,000-9,600
Poorya Nazari48,0009,000
Ema Zajmovic44,000-1,000
Randall Emmett34,000-56,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:34 PM Local Time
Take Another Break

The players have been sent off on another 20-minute break mid-way through the second level of the day. The break is for the ESPN crew to prepare for the live telecast to begin once the action resumes. The schedule will be to play two more hours until the next break and the 90-minute dinner break will take place at 8 p.m. Here is what happened in the past 60 minutes of Day 2ab:

Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:31 PM Local Time
Brown Takes Out Van Alstyne

Rory Brown

James Van Alstyne raised from under the gun and Rory Brown called from the hijack.

The flop was    , Van Alstyne bet 3,500 and Brown called.

The turn was the  , Van Alstyne checked and Brown bet 8,000. Van Alstyne check-raised to 30,000, Brown reraised to effectively 50,000 and Van Alstyne called all in.

Van Alstyne:   

The river was the  , safe for Brown to eliminate Van Alstyne.

Rory Brown542,00042,000
James Van Alstyne0-54,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:30 PM Local Time
Schwartz Spikes an Ace to Double

On a flop of     there was about 9,000 in the middle already and the small blind bet out 3,000 the player next to act called and Evan Schwartz raised to 15,000. The action was back to the small blind who announced all-in for 54,200, the player in the middle folded and Schwartz called off his stack.

Evan Schwartz:   
Small blind:   

Schwartz' pocket aces were in trouble on the flop as his opponent flopped two pair, however, the   landed on the turn giving him a set of aces and the board completed with the   on the river to give him a double up.

Evan Schwartz122,40067,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:29 PM Local Time
Four Aces in Two Hands

Kenny Hallaert

Kenny Hallaert opened to 2,300 in middle position and the button three-bet to 7,000. The blinds folded and Hallaert stuck in a four-bet to 20,000. His opponent called and the flop came    .

Hallaert led out for 15,000 and his opponent called to see the   on the turn. Both players checked and the   completed the board. Hallaert dropped in a bet of 40,000 and his opponent snapped-him off. Hallaert turned over    but his opponent held aces too with    to chop up the pot.

Kenny Hallaert165,500-12,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:27 PM Local Time
Leonard Gives Up

Takao Shimizu raised to 2,800 from under the gun, and a player called in the next seat. Patrick Leonard called from the big bind, and the flop came down    .

Leonard check-called a 2,800 bet from Shimizu after the third player involved had folded, and the Brit checked again after the   had hit the turn.

Shimizu continued for 7,500 and Leonard broke down his stack while thinking before he passed.

Takao Shimizu190,0000
Patrick Leonard65,000-33,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:25 PM Local Time
Johnson's River Raise Wins

Aaron Johnson

A player bet 4,000 facing a       board and 13,000 in the pot, and Aaron Johnson raised to 14,500 from the cutoff, sending the big blind deep into the tank.

After a few minutes, he elected to fold, and Johnson, who holds both the HPT and MSPT Player of the Year titles from 2018, shipped the pot.

Aaron Johnson (MN)51,00015,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:25 PM Local Time
Mossey Busts One

Molly Mossey has increased her stack after sending a shorter stack to the rail and was kind enough to provide the details.

According to Mossey, Matthew Ellis raised to 2,500 on the button and Mossey flat-called in the small blind. The big blind shoved for 30 big blinds and Ellis asked for a count, but folded. Mossey called and was ahead with    versus   .

The board came       and the player at risk failed to hit his two outer.

Molly Mossey226,0008,000
Matthew Ellis160,000-11,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:24 PM Local Time
Vemparala Survives

Srikant Vemparala got it all in for 15,100 in middle position and a player in the big blind was agonizing. Finally, he made the call with    but was well behind   . The       board brought nothing to threaten Vemparala and he collected a double.

Srikant Vemparala31,600-17,300
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:22 PM Local Time
More Counts from Pavilion Black
Qui Nguyen370,00045,000
Daniel Weinman229,00079,900
Matt Glantz213,000-52,000
Mark Sandness125,600-12,000
Simon Deadman92,00012,000
Greg Jennings85,00017,000
Billy Baxter63,700-67,800
Jeremiah Callahan62,20023,100
Damian Salas59,600-1,900
Vladimir Revniaga46,1004,100
Athanasios Polychronopoulos30,000-99,800
Peter Kelly28,500-3,100
BJ McBrayer22,000-15,500
Sam Chartier17,200-14,800
Jan Suchanek11,000-110,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:22 PM Local Time
Green Flushes Fuhs

Brian Green bet the turn an river of a       board with the later bet being for 7,400 and Daniel Fuhs called to get shown    for a flush. Fuhs sigh-mucked and dropped to around 25 big blinds.

Adam Owen290,0005,000
Kilian Kramer240,00077,800
David Inselberg198,00050,300
Brian Green140,000-12,100
Fraser MacIntyre90,00048,200
Paul Volpe90,00019,700
Daniel Fuhs24,000-16,200
Ryan Riess19,500-12,100
Samantha Cohen0-65,300
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:21 PM Local Time
Recent Pavilion White Chip Counts
Pavlo Veksler365,000213,700
Ronni Borg236,30069,200
Pim Gieles220,000101,900
Paul Hofer211,00018,500
Christian Christner205,00035,000
Joep Raemaekers195,00078,700
Henrik Hecklen190,00030,000
Joey Weissman165,0003,400
Charlotte Godwin152,000-4,300
Niklas Åstedt145,000-5,000
Dmitry Yurasov138,000-14,100
Romain Lewis134,000-1,000
Alex Foxen113,000-2,000
Connor Drinan113,000-31,000
Ryan Leng112,00019,000
Justin Young110,000-13,000
Brian Hastings106,000-18,200
Aleksandr Gofman105,000-30,200
Michael Gathy90,00038,000
Eyal Eshkar85,000-5,500
Jared Griener82,0007,000
Kunal Patni78,000-17,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy72,0007,000
Jimmy Guerrero68,000-2,000
Katharina Sohren66,000-11,600
Michael Lech65,000-7,200
Jeremy Ausmus62,000-83,000
Lauren Roberts52,000-13,000
Aram Zobian32,000-33,000
Joshua Thibodaux32,000-57,000
Aaron Mermelstein11,000-24,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:20 PM Local Time
Chip Counts from Amazon Tan
Craig Chait360,000122,000
Amaury Mamou-Mani260,000110,000
John Riordan193,00013,600
Casey Diener175,00061,000
Brett Bader162,000-1,000
Todd Witteles147,000-2,600
Meddi Ferrah146,00036,000
Chris Wallace140,00070,000
Jonathan Borenstein105,00046,000
Luca Vivaldi105,000-22,000
Tim Marsters102,00013,000
Andrew Brinkley95,00019,000
Manelic Minaya95,000-34,800
Dejuante Alexander89,000-20,300
Peter Rho78,000-19,000
Andrey Zaichenko57,000-17,000
Carlos Chadha-Villamarin54,00017,700
Naoya Kihara43,00014,000
Tom Koral34,000-28,000
Zachary Smiley33,000-8,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:18 PM Local Time
Rini Gets a Fold From Grybas

Steven Grybas raised to 2,600 from the hijack and Robert Rini three-bet to 6,500 on the button. Action folded back to Grybas who called.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Grybas checked. Rini fired 8,000 and Grybas check-called.

The turn came the   and Grybas checked again. Rini fired a bet of 40,000 and Grybas went deep into the tank.

"You have the jacks this time?" asked Grybas. Rini didn't react and Grybas took another minute of reflection then let it go.

Rini showed the   before raking in the pot.

"Diamond, that's good," commented Grybas.

Robert Rini150,000-1,300
Steven Grybas126,000-2,800
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:10 PM Local Time
A Few More Eliminations from Amazon Tan
Georgios Kitsios0-61,700
Frederik Salari0-94,100
Dan Wilson0-9,100
Uri Reichenstein0-116,500
Marc Wolpert0-30,100
Dominick Sannino0-73,100
Nayef Ahmed0-181,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:09 PM Local Time
Boatman's Queens are Good

Barny Boatman

Barny Boatman raised under-the-gun to 2,200 and the action folded around to the big blind who defended.

The dealer spread a flop of    , the big blind checked and Boatman continued for 1,300 which the big blind said, "I'm not sure who you're saving chips for but it's one of us." as he called.

The   fell on the turn and after being checked to Boatman bet out 3,000 and his opponent made the call. The   hit the river and both players checked. The big blind tabled    for two pairs, aces and sixes, while Boatman tabled    for aces and queens and scooped the pot.

Barny Boatman146,10062,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:09 PM Local Time
Astedt and Foxen Battle in the Blinds

Niklas Åstedt

The board came down      , and Niklas Astedt bet from the small blind. His opponent in the big blind was Alex Foxen, and the American was in the tank before he smiled at Astedt and folded.

"Show the bluff," said another player at the table.

"I wish I could" replied Astedt, and shared a laugh with Foxen.

It will be an interesting battle between the two, with Astedt, who is more commonly known as 'Lena900' in the online streets, facing off against Foxen is also known for his online prowess.

Niklas Åstedt150,000-2,000
Alex Foxen115,000-87,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:05 PM Local Time
Serda and Hall Pacing Pavilion Black
Galen Hall440,000-16,000
Patrick Serda435,000218,300
Adam Levy247,00052,000
Anthony Spinella213,00070,500
Daniel Colpoys210,00069,800
Goran Mandic168,00064,600
James Calderaro84,000-21,300
Tom Wheaton80,00080,000
Justin Bonomo60,00014,000
Stephen Chidwick55,90010,900
Jonas Mackoff44,000-9,100
Alec Torelli34,00018,400
Sam Chartier32,0003,000
Stefan Huber31,500-37,500
Alex Keating18,500-28,700