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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 1:42 PM Local Time
Owen's Trip Tens Can't Get Much Action

Adam Owen

Day 1b chip leader Adam Owen, who recently lost around a quarter of his stack, raised to 2,500 from the hijack, and was called by an opponent in the big blind.

The big blind checked the     flop, and Owen bet 1,600. The big blind called.

The   fell on the turn, and the big blind checked. Owen bet 5,500, and the big blind folded.

Owen slammed down the    with a smirk and said, "I was trying to look tilted!"

Adam Owen285,000-70,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:41 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts From Amazon
Armin Rezaei200,000103,700
Tou Xiong195,00035,700
Shyam Srinivasan175,000-55,000
Jeff Lisandro145,000-95,000
Tom Waters140,000-15,000
Marius Gierse115,00045,200
Marius Kudzmanas100,00042,500
Roman Valerstein100,0008,900
Igor Merda80,000-8,200
Colm Galloway52,000-30,200
Allyn Shulman50,000-7,900
Johan Guilbert37,000-15,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:39 PM Local Time
Trips for Yen

The player in middle position raised to 3,200 and Alexander Yen called from one seat over. The player in the small blind three-bet to 10,000 and Yen was the only one to add the remaindet to call.

The dealer fanned a flop of     and the small blind bet 8,000. Yen called.

The turn came the   and this time, the small blind checked again. Yen bet 7,000 and the small blind called.

The   filled up the board and the small blind checked. Yen fired a bet of 12,000 and his opponent went deep into the tank, then threw in chips to call. Yen tabled    for trip eights and his opponent shook his head and mucked.

Alexander Yen275,00030,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:35 PM Local Time
Brunson Wins One

Todd Brunson

The flop landed     and Todd Brunson was facing a 2,500 bet sat in the hijack. The WSOP bracelet winner raised to 10,200 and his opponent sat silent for 30 seconds before passing his cards to the dealer.

Brunson took in the pot and moved up to 69,000.

Todd Brunson69,00022,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:34 PM Local Time
Vayo Picks up a Small One

Gordon Vayo

The action folded to Gordon Vayo in the small blind who limped in and the big blind checked his option.

The dealer fanned a flop of    , Vayo led out for 1,000 and his opponent quickly mucked.

Vayo, you might remember, finished as runner-up in the 2016 WSOP Main Event for $4.6m after losing heads-up to Qui Nguyen, who is also flying along in this year's Main Event.

Gordon Vayo170,40016,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:33 PM Local Time
Sontheimer Done in by Tsveniashvili

Steffen Sontheimer raised to 2,200 from middle position, and was called by Aharon Tsveniashvili in the hijack, Brian Green in the cutoff, and Paul Volpe in the big blind.

Volpe checked the     flop to Sontheimer, who bet 3,500. Only Tsveniashvili called.

Sontheimer jammed his last 14,000 on the   turn, and Tsveniashvili snap-called.

Steffen Sontheimer:   
Aharon Tsveniashvili:   

Sontheimer's Main Event run came to an end after the   river failed bring him a queen.

Aharon Tsveniashvili150,00063,700
Steffen Sontheimer0-24,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:27 PM Local Time
Level 7 started
Level: 7
Blinds: 500/1,000
Ante: 1,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:16 PM Local Time
WSOP Daily Update: July 6th
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:08 PM Local Time
First Break of the Day

Daniel Negreanu

The players are heading on their first 20-minute break of the day with level six in the books. Here is a look at some of the highlights from the opening level on Day 1ab:

Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:08 PM Local Time
"I'm Scared Shitless"

Justin Bonomo

Justin Bonomo checked from early position on a completed board of      . Richard Thomas, on his left, bet 32,000 into about 40,000.

"I thought you said you were scared," Bonomo said with a smile.

"I'm scared shitless," Thomas replied frankly.

"You don't seem scared," Bonomo observed.

The poker titan went into the tank for about two minutes. He muttered something about a set of eights and then dropped in 32,000 eventually.

"On the head," Thomas said, flipping over   .

Bonomo rapped the table and mucked.

Richard Thomas145,00076,000
Justin Bonomo46,000-50,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:05 PM Local Time
Vaca Eliminated by Vasilyev

Candelaria Vaca limped from middle position and Vladimir Vasilyev raised to 2,600 from the cutoff. Vaca three-bet to 7,800 and Vasilyev responded by moving all in. Vaca called putting at risk about 55,000.

Candelaria Vaca:   
Vladimir Vasilyev:   

Vaca hit a favorable flop of     but the   turn and   river filled up the board and Vasilyev rivered a set of nines to win the pot, eliminating Vaca.

Vladimir Vasilyev130,00071,900
Candelaria Vaca0-72,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:04 PM Local Time
Top Pair for Yoon

Brian Yoon raised to 2,000 from under the gun and both blinds called.

The flop was     and action checked to Yoon who bet 2,200. Only the big blind called.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river was the  , the big blind checked, Yoon bet 5,500 and his opponent called.

Yoon tabled    for a pair of aces, his opponent mucked and Yoon won the pot.

Brian Yoon228,00012,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:02 PM Local Time
Easy Double for Menard

Jeremy Menard was in middle position and bet an unknown amount with two T5,000 chips on     . Michael Stein, from the button, made it 17,000. Menard raised his eyebrows, counted his stack, then jammed for 33,600. Stein got the count and flicked in a chip to call, tabling   .

Menard was way ahead with    and filled up on the   river for a double.

Jeremy Menard85,00054,500
Michael Stein66,000-32,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:02 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Qui Nguyen325,00032,500
Johnnie Moreno194,0000
Andrey Pateychuk190,00089,200
Timothy McDermott145,000-36,100
Alan Schein125,400-9,600
Joe Hachem99,00038,000
Michael Delvecchio99,00050,800
David Paredes99,000-21,000
Yueqi Zhu81,0009,200
Maria Ho65,00010,000
Ben Yu65,0001,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:02 PM Local Time
Cukier Loses a Flip

Paul Cukier lost a flip for two third of his stack with    versus    and was left with around 22,000 once the board of       had completed. Further assorted counts can be found below.

Owais Ahmed140,000-35,000
Tyler Patterson120,000-1,200
Alexandre Mantovani110,000-30,100
Thomas Cazayous106,00054,400
Oliver Bosch100,000-18,000
Alexandre Reard70,0008,300
Manh Nguyen30,000-93,100
Teunis Kooij30,00011,000
Paul Cukier22,000-35,700
Peter Vitantonio0-35,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 1:01 PM Local Time
Riess Trending in the Wrong Direction

Ryan Riess

2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess started the day with 89,300 in chips, but has seen more than half of his stack disappear in the opening level of Day 2ab.

In one recent hand, he checked a     flop from middle position with a pot of 13,100 already built up between him and an opponent in the hijack, only to fold to a 7,100 chip bet after a minute in the tank. Riess will need a momentum shift in the opposite direction soon to avoid being a Day 2ab casualty.

Ryan Riess31,600-57,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:56 PM Local Time
Deeb Flops Full; Busts Wien

Freddy Deeb had called a raise to 2,100 by Jeremy Wien and Michel Dattani in the cutoff squeezed to 10,500, which both Wien and Deeb called. On the     flop, the action checked to Dattani and he made it 9,000 to go. Wien moved all in and Deeb asked for a count. The all in of Wien was for 40,000 and Deeb raised, forcing out Dattani with fewer chips.

Jeremy Wien:   
Freddy Deeb:   

The   turn and   river provided no help and Wien headed to the rail.

Freddy Deeb220,000220,000
Michel Dattani29,500-31,200
Jeremy Wien0-50,300
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:53 PM Local Time
Little Applies the Pressure

The flop was    , and a player in early position checked to Jonathan Little, who was sat on his direct left.

Little bet 6,000 and saw his opponent call to see the   turn, the action again went check-bet-call after Little had placed 18,000 into the middle and the   hit the river.

Little bet 75,000 after seeing the action checked to him for the third time, which was enough to put his opponent to the test for their tournament life.

The American pro didn't have to wait long as he saw his opponent's card enter the muck just seconds later, and Little won the pot uncontested.

Jonathan Little165,00054,600
Henrik Hecklen160,000-15,200
Tony Dunst107,000-7,900
Richard Dubini105,00028,600
Samad Razavi58,000-8,300
Kami Hudson57,0003,500
Todd Brunson47,0001,900
Michael Dyer32,500-35,500
Robert Bickley32,000-10,900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:52 PM Local Time
Assorted Pavilion Yellow Chip Counts
Christoph Vogelsang168,0003,000
Alexandru Papazian163,000500
Enrico Rudelitz156,00058,900
Niklas ├ůstedt152,00022,700
Johannes Becker133,000-13,000
David Guay76,000-9,000
Yan Shing "Anson" Tsang72,000-10,900
David "Bakes" Baker60,60060,600
Sebastian Langrock60,000-9,300
Loren Klein28,000-37,000
Jake Schwartz0-34,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:50 PM Local Time
Chakoian Check-Raises the Turn to Victory

Gary Chakoian raised to 2,000 under the gun and the player in the hijack called along with the player on the button.

Players saw a flop of     and Chakoian bet 1,800. The hijack raised to 4,200, the button folded, and Chakoian stuck around with a call.

The turn brought the   and Chakoian checked. The player in the hijack threw in a bet of 6,500 and Chakoian check-raised to 13,500. His opponent snap-folded.

Gary Chakoian158,00062,800