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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 2:04 PM Local Time
Gaspard Can't Catch Against Stembera

Michael Stembera bet 20,000 from middle position on a      board, and Jean Gaspard jammed for 24,000 from the hijack. The button got out of the way, and Stembera snap-called.

Jean Gaspard:   
Michael Stembera:   

Gaspard needed a diamond that didn't pair the board or a queen to survive, but he quickly headed to the door to exit once the   fell on the river.

Michael Stembera260,000109,200
Jean Gaspard0-149,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:03 PM Local Time
Dubini in Action

Richard Dubini called a raise from the player on the button after seeing the small blind player call, and the flop fell    .

All three players checked, and the   hit the turn. Dubini saw the player in the small blind bet 2,300 and the Argentinian opted to raise to 7,000.

The initial button raiser folded, as did the player in the small blind just seconds later. Dubini took in the pot and moved up to 126,000.

Richard Dubini126,00015,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:02 PM Local Time
Huang Doubles Through Freitas

A preflop raising war saw Zizheng Huang all in and at risk for 29,300 against Fabio Freitas and he had the best of it with   , as Freitas only tabled   .

The board came       and Huang locked up the double on the turn already.

Fabio Freitas65,00065,000
Zizheng Huang60,00024,800
Saturday, July 6, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
Lewis Up and Down

Toby Lewis won a nice little pot before the break to bring his stack closer to the 60,000 that everyone started with. However, he wasn't able to carry that momentum forward and continue to climb the leaderboard. Lewis opened to 2,200 from under the gun and was called by the small blind and Armin Ghojehvand in the big blind.

The flop fell     and the action checked to Lewis who threw in a bet of 4,000. The small blind folded but Ghojevand shipped all in for 14,600. Lewis quickly called and the cards were on their backs.

Armin Ghojehvand:   
Toby Lewis:   

It was a great flop for Ghojevand who flopped top pair with the nut flush draw. The   on the turn gave Lewis a straight draw but the   on the river bricked off. Ghojevand doubled up through Lewis who fell back to nearly where he was earlier in the day.

Toby Lewis37,5006,500
Armin Ghojehvand36,5006,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:59 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts From Amazon Gold

Gary Blackwood has been moved over to Amazon Gold and still has plenty of chips while start-of-the-day chip leader Bryan Campanello lost a few chips in the same section.

Gary Blackwood365,00034,800
Bryan Campanello355,000-80,000
Scott Abrams92,000-14,000
Kevin MacPhee80,000-2,500
Jay Farber79,0002,700
Cathal Shine62,000-1,000
David Kahan51,000-3,600
Scott Seiver50,000-39,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:58 PM Local Time
Straight for Carranza

The player under the gun raised and Omar Carranza three-bet to 6,300 from mid-position. Action folded back to the player under the gun who stuck around with a call.

A flop of     was dealt and the player under the gun checked. Carranza bet 6,000 and his opponent check-called.

The turn came the   and was checked through to the   river. Both players checked again. The player under the gun showed    for a pair of kings but that wasn't good enough as Carranza revealed    for a straight to win the pot.

Omar Carranza127,00060,800
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:57 PM Local Time
Ioane Doubles Through Cunningham

After a series of raises, David Ioane had moved all-in over top of Allen Cunningham's 7,000 bet for 23,700. Cunningham thought about it for almost a minute before calling.

David Ioane:   
Allen Cunningham:   

The board ran out       giving Ioane a set of jacks to double through Cunningham.

Allen Cunningham211,600-29,200
David Ioane49,900-9,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:55 PM Local Time
Maahs Sits Back Down With a Double

A player bet 15,000 into a pot of 28,000 on a      board, only to be met with an all in shove from Day 2 entrant Kevin Maahs for 33,200.

"Just so I'm clear, it would be 18,200 more?" Maahs' opponent asked, and after confirming the amount, he called.

Kevin Maahs:   

Maahs was pushing his chair back before the river card could even fall, even though he had the lead with his top two pair. He faded the club on the   river, and scooted back into his seat with a double.

Kevin Maahs94,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:55 PM Local Time
Check-Raise Earns Lodge the Pot

There was a raise to 2,200 from middle position and Harry Lodge called from the big blind. The flop came     and Lodge checked to his opponent who continued for 3,000. Lodge check-raised to 8,200 and his opponent thought for a minute before giving up his hand.

Harry Lodge152,4007,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:54 PM Local Time
Brown Hits a Half Million

Rory Brown

With about 130,000 in the pot and the board reading      , the player in the small blind shoved for 69,000 and Rory Brown gave it some thought before he called from the button.

The small blind showed    for aces and kings, but Brown tabled    for Broadway to eliminate his opponent and hit the half-million mark.

Rory Brown500,000150,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:51 PM Local Time
Some Pavilion White Chip Counts
Jan Eric Schwippert210,00020,000
Jonathan Little185,00020,000
Patrick Leonard98,00097,999
David "Bakes" Baker70,0009,400
Werner Lootsma52,00013,600
Kami Hudson49,000-8,000
Andrew Jernigan10,300-7,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:49 PM Local Time
Sinclair Scores a Knockout

Jack Sinclair

The board came down     , and Jack Sinclair saw his heads-up opponent check. Both players were in action from middle position, and Sinclair bet 10,000 into an 18,000 pot.

Sinclair's opponent moved all in, and the British player snap-called.

Jack Sinclair:   

Sinclair held a set and saw his opponent drawing to the nut flush with   . The river fell the   and 2018 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion Sinclair scored the knockout.

Sarah Herzali210,000-12,000
Jack Sinclair179,00046,000
Greg Raymer71,00052,000
John Duthie0-30,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:48 PM Local Time
Dooper Falls to Weinstein

Matthew Dooper moved all in for 19,200 under the gun and Erika Weinstein three-bet to 50,000 on the button. The blinds folded.

Matthew Dooper:   
Erika Weinstein:   

The board ran       and Weinsten's kicker played to take down the pot and eliminate Dooper.

Erika Weinstein105,00032,900
Matthew Dooper0-30,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:48 PM Local Time
Miles Folds to Stuer

Three players checked to Timothy 'TK' Miles in the cutoff and he bet 4,000 on    . Only Julian Stuer, in middle position, called. They both checked the  , bringing a  . Stuer bet 10,500 and Miles thought only briefly before giving it up.

Julian Stuer200,00073,000
Timothy Miles190,00038,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:47 PM Local Time
Galfond Wins at Showdown

On the tail end of a hand between Brian Park and Phil Galfond, the latter bet 12,000 and Park gave it some thought before making the call on the       river. Galfond rolled over the    for tens up and Park mucked.

Brian Park110,000-18,200
Phil Galfond80,00080,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:46 PM Local Time
Cunningham Hammers River

Allen Cunningham

In a heads up pot, the board was completed reading       Allen Cunningham was first to act and he threw out five 25,000 chips for a total of 125,000. Richard Martell went deep in the tank with about 64,600 remaining, he decided to let his hand go.

Allen Cunningham240,8008,800
Richard Martell64,600-34,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:46 PM Local Time
Vogelsang Welcomed With Words and Chips

Christoph Vogelsang checked in the big blind on      and Nicholas Petitti bet 7,400 into about 11,000 from the button. Vogelsang called and the river was a  . He checked and Petitti checked it back.

Vogelsang opened    to win the pot.

"Welcome to the table, sir," someone said.

Christoph Vogelsang168,0000
Nicholas Petitti101,90010,900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:45 PM Local Time
A Few Eliminations from Amazon Tan
Willie Smith0-21,700
Marco Bognanni0-81,300
Sadan Turker0-47,600
Nathan Cummings0-38,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:45 PM Local Time
Calamusa and Fleyshman Win Pots

Pierre Calamusa bet the     flop for 3,000 in the cutoff and his opponent in the big blind called to see the   turn. Action checked to Calamusa and his bet of 10,000 won the pot.

One table over, Andy Black and Dan Fleyshman were involved with a pot of 13,000 to the       river. Fleyshman bet 5,700 with one T-25,000 chip behind and that sent Black into the think tank.

"Busted flush draw or king queen, but you probably bet the river either way," Black said in table chat and eventually folded. Fleyshman turned over    for the flopped full and raked in the urgently needed chips.

Andy Black125,00026,300
Pierre Calamusa85,000
Dan Fleyshman46,000-10,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:45 PM Local Time
Dubini Folds to Dunst

Tony Dunst

The flop read     with 5,900 in the middle.

Richard Dubini checked in the big blind and Tony Dunst led out for 2,200 from the middle position. Dubini took a few seconds and then made the call.

The turn brought them the   on which they both promptly checked to see the   complete the board. Dubini checked for the last time and Dunst glanced at Dubini before betting 6,800. Dubini took a minute or two before letting his hand go.

Tony Dunst148,00041,000
Richard Dubini111,0006,000