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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 11:48 AM Local Time
Larson Picks One Up

On a flop of     and about 4,500 in the middle, Baitai Li checked to Emily Larson who bet out 2,500. Li eventually folded his cards awarding Larson the pot.

Baitai Li219,500-11,700
Emily Larson76,00044,900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:45 AM Local Time
Neeme Eliminated

Andrew Neeme

Facing a raise in the hijack, Andrew Neeme moved all in from the cutoff for roughly 18,000 and the hijack called.

Neeme held    but was up against an opponent's   .

Although Neeme flopped a king, and turned a straight draw, the river blanked out and Neeme was eliminated.

Andrew Neeme0-28,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:45 AM Local Time
Roussey Wins the Flip to Eliminate Maimone

Michael Wolff started the action off by raising in early position, Quentin Roussey called on the button and Nick Maimone shoved all-in from the small blind for roughly 9,000. The big blind folded fast, Wolff mucked behind him and Roussey splashed in chips to call.

Quentin Roussey:   
Nick Maimone:   

Maimone was going to need to catch up to stay alive in the tournament but the board was no help when it ran out      . Roussey's pocket threes were still good and Maimone was eliminated from the tournament.

Quentin Roussey219,500-46,900
Michael Wolff155,000-22,700
Nick Maimone0-5,800
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:42 AM Local Time
Buckley Loses a Small One

In a battle button versus small blind, Adrian Buckley and Daijiro Tomoto headed to the     flop, on which Tomoto check-called a bet of 1,300. Tomoto then bet the   turn for 2,500 to pick up a call before checking the   river.

Buckley checked behind and was shown the    for a full house by Tomoto.

"I am so happy I checked, I was trying really hard not to say all in," Buckley grinned.

Daijiro Tomoto75,00036,400
Adrian Buckley50,000-7,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:42 AM Local Time
Mosbock Doubles After Getting Short

Dejan Pustoslemsek raised to 2,000 from middle position, and Mario Mosbock three-bet shoved for 11,700 in the small blind. Pustoslemsek called.

Mario Mosbock:   
Dejan Pustoslemsek:   

Mosbock found a set on the     flop, but the   turn gave Pustoslemsek a gutshot. Mosbock would improve to quads instead on the   river to secure the double.

Dejan Pustoslemsek134,000-17,200
Mario Mosbock23,600-46,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:41 AM Local Time
Sun Shows Ace High Against Raymer

The board was down     , and China's Ning Sun bet 7,000 from the big blind.

2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer called from the button before the   hit the river. Sun threw a 25,000 chip into the middle as he announced a 15,000 bet and Raymer kept his eyes - hidden behind his trademark sunglasses - locked on Sun.

A smile broke out onto Sun's face, and he removed his sunglasses from his pocket before placing them on.

"Good catch," said Raymer ten seconds later as he folded. Sun, however, revealed the    for just ace-high.

Ning Sun57,000-13,800
Greg Raymer19,000-54,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:40 AM Local Time
Nguyen Crushing Early

Qui Nguyen

Qui Nguyen has had a banner start to the day. According to the players at his table, the former champ won a huge pot, busting Carlton Taylor when he flopped a wheel with    against pocket aces.

In a hand we saw, he gave a tiny amount back against Jose Severino, check-calling a small flop bet on    . Both players checked the  , bringing a  . Nguyen check-called about 2,300 and lost to   .

Qui Nguyen292,500112,000
Jose Severino91,000-600
Carlton Taylor0-146,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:40 AM Local Time
Negreanu Slipping

Chris Wallace raised to 2,000 from the hijack and Daniel Negreanu called from the cutoff.

The flop was    , Wallace continued for 3,000 and Negreanu folded.

Chris Wallace70,0008,100
Daniel Negreanu28,000-10,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:37 AM Local Time
Smith Wins a Small One From Ruskiewicz

Eric Ruskiewicz raised to 2,200 from the middle position and Paul Smith called from the hijack.

The flop came     and Ruskiewicz bet 3,500. Smith called. The dealer burned and turned the   and Ruskiewicz continued with another bet of 3,000 that Smith called once more. The   completed the board and was checked twice.

Smith showed    for a pair of aces and Ruskiewicz mucked.

Paul Smith106,0006,100
Eric Ruskiewicz39,000-9,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:35 AM Local Time
Platt Eliminated

Jeff Platt (from Day 1a)

PokerNews Podcast host Jeff Platt arrived on Day 2 with a short stack of just 11,000, and unfortunately he was unable to gain any momentum in the early part of the day and was recently eliminated.

Platt was all in holding    against an opponent's   , and unfortunately for Platt, his opponent connected on the board and he was eliminated.

Jeffrey Platt0-11,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:32 AM Local Time
Schleser Can't Fade the Flush

Severin Schleser got the last of his chips in on an     flop and was at risk against Jacqueline Burkhart.

Severin Schleser:   
Jacqueline Burkhart:   

Burkhart's flush came in on the   turn, but Schleser could survive if the board paired on the river. The   river was no help for Schleser, however, and he hit the rail.

Jacqueline Burkhart190,00084,900
Severin Schleser0-62,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:32 AM Local Time
Abrams Takes From Diaz

With 34,000 in the middle and the completed board showing      , Scott Abrams checked out of the blinds and Barbaro Diaz made it 27,200 to go. Abrams checked his remaining stack of around 45,000 and eventually made the call after plenty of consideration.

Diaz rolled over    and Abrams had that beat with    to chip up early into Day 2ab.

Scott Abrams106,00044,500
Barbaro Diaz90,000-55,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:30 AM Local Time
Hensel Halts Sebesta

Reed Hensel raised to 5,500 from the cutoff and Edward Sebesta shoved from the big blind for around 40,000. Hensel went through his options in his head and then flicked in a chip for the call.

Edward Sebesta:   
Reed Hensel:   

Sebesta saw he was behind and looked resigned already. The board ran out       to not bring him any help as he was eliminated. Sebesta shook hands with some of the players at the table and then made his way out of the tournament area.

Reed Hensel215,00045,600
Edward Sebesta0-43,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:29 AM Local Time
Ferguson Among Early Casualties

According to the ESPN crew, Chris Ferguson has been spotted on his way out of the tournament area. Further early casualties can be found below.

Chris Ferguson0-36,100
Hoi Wong0-14,200
Edward Ho0-9,300
Mark Dimas0-14,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:28 AM Local Time
Osborne Rallying the Short Stack

Dean Marco limped in from under the gun, and Thomas Cardona raised to 2,300 in middle position. Mark Osborne three-bet shoved for 30,500 on the button, and Marco four-bet jammed for 34,000 total, chasing out Cardona.

Mark Osborne:   
Dean Marco:   

Marco picked up a gutshot on the     flop, and a flush draw on the   turn, but bricked the   river to be left on fumes. Osborne, who started the day with just 13,700, jumps above the starting stack with his latest double.

Mark Osborne66,00052,300
Dean Marco3,500-51,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:28 AM Local Time
Brewington's Straight Gets Paid

On a board showing       there was roughly 21,000 in the middle and Carl Brewington bet 16,000 into Christopher Dandrea. Dandrea took a few moments and threw in the chips to call. Brewington tabled    for a rivered straight to the king and Dandrea mucked his hand.

Carl Brewington118,10022,700
Christopher Dandrea106,800-48,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:27 AM Local Time
Hallaert in Action Early

The flop was    , and Charles Maddalena checked from the big blind. Former WSOP Main Event sixth-place finisher Kenny Hallaert bet 1,400 and Maddalena called.

Both players checked on the   turn, and again on the   river.

Maddalena tabled   , and Hallaert mucked.

Kenny Hallaert147,000-12,900
Charles Maddalena122,000-7,300
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:26 AM Local Time
Haas Bet-Folds River to Levy

Adam Levy bet 7,000 into 9,000 from the button on      only to have Donald Haas check-raise out of the big blind to 17,000. Levy peeled and the   hit. Haas bet 18,000 and Levy splashed in a raise to 48,000. Haas thought about 90 seconds and mucked.

Adam Levy195,00037,900
Donald Haas90,000-35,900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:24 AM Local Time
Vijayaratnam Picks Up an Early Pot

Jesse Smith raised it up from the cutoff and Senthuran Vijayaratnam defended from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Vijayaratnam led out for 2,500 and Smith called to see the   on the river. Vijayaratnam fired out another bet of 6,000 and Smith peeked back at his cards before calling. Vijayaratnam turned over    for two pair and Smith sent his cards to the muck.

Jesse Smith132,500-4,100
Senthuran Vijayaratnam35,00011,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:22 AM Local Time
Laufer Wins One

Andreas Hagen raised to 2,000 on the button and Michael Laufer called from the small blind.

A flop reading     was dealt and checked through to the   turn. Laufer bet 5,100 and Hagen called.

The   completed the board and both players opted to check. Laufer showed    for a pair of aces and Hagen tossed his cards in the muck.

Michael Laufer176,0008,200
Andreas Hagen73,900-7,000