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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 11:14 PM Local Time
Lopez Takes From Render

There was around 20,000 in the middle and the board was reading      when Robert Render checked from the big blind. Norberto Lopez fired 11,000 and Render check-called.

The   filled up the board and Render checked once more. Lopez went deep into the tank for a few minutes.

"This is such a typical call," Render whispered.

""There is too much in the pot," Render added a couple of minutes later throwing in chips in the middle.

His opponent tabled    for a straight and Render shook his head and mucked.

Norberto Lopez210,00075,800
Robert Render180,00054,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:08 PM Local Time
Witteles Chipping Up

Todd "Dan Druff" Witteles raised to 5,000 from early position and was called by three players.

The flop was     and the blinds checked to Witteles who continued for 10,000. Only a player in middle position called.

The turn was the   and Witteles check-called 15,000 from his opponent.

The river was the   and both players checked.

Witteles showed    for a pair of jacks, his opponent mucked and Witteles won the pot.

Todd Witteles313,00058,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:05 PM Local Time
Emmett Eliminated by Deslippe

Randall Emmett

Roland Deslippe raised from late position over on the third feature table and called the shove of Randall Emmett in the cutoff for the last 27,000.

Randall Emmett:   
Roland Deslippe:   

The board ran out       and Emmett missed out on his two overcards and gutshot to hit the rail.

Roland Deslippe83,00022,200
Randall Emmett0-20,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:03 PM Local Time
Daniels Gets Two Streets

Jake Daniels opened for 4,500 in middle position and got action out of the cutoff. On the     flop, Daniels bet 5,300 and got called. He bet 13,700 on the   turn and got called once again. On the   river, both players checked and Daniels took showdown with   .

Jake Daniels116,100-10,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:02 PM Local Time
Foxen Continues on the Flop

The action folded around to the player in the hijack who limped, Alex Foxen was next to act in the cutoff and raised it up to 6,500, the button and blinds folded while the cutoff made the call.

The flop came     and after Foxen's opponent checked he fired out 6,000, which is opponent quickly folded to.

Alex Foxen92,30026,300
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:01 PM Local Time
Akkari Thriving

Andre Akkari

Andre Akkari three-bet an open raise to 13,700 and quickly called the shove of the initial raiser to turn over   . The player at risk held    and the board came       to see the better hand prevail.

Andre Akkari380,00090,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:00 PM Local Time
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Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:52 PM Local Time
Straight for Nguyen

Qui Nguyen

The flop fell    , and three players checked including 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen.

The   hit the turn, and again, the action checked through with the   revealed on the river.

The big blind and hijack players checked before Nguyen bet 25,000. One player folded before Nguyen received a call and revealed    for a straight, which was good enough to win the pot.

Qui Nguyen480,000-10,000
Adam Owen430,0000
Kelly Minkin295,000-5,000
Andre Akkari290,000130,000
Kenny Hallaert220,000106,000
Molly Mossey150,00045,000
Ben Yu20,000-98,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:52 PM Local Time
Kessler Coolers One

Allen Kessler

Allen Kessler opened early to 5,100 and got called by the player on his left before action folded to the big blind. The player there ripped it in for 35,500. Kessler got the count and dropped in 80,100, folding out the other player. Kessler turned over    and was fading   .

The     flop had Kessler calling for no spade. Paint fell on the turn and river but it was the   then the  .

Allen Kessler390,00030,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:51 PM Local Time
Some Pavilion White Chip Counts
Pavlo Veksler569,00049,000
Marc Foggin559,00034,000
Joey Weissman321,000102,000
Matt Glantz278,000138,000
Eric Lescot264,00069,000
Georgios Kapalas161,00016,000
Romain Lewis152,00012,000
Kevin Roster125,000-95,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:49 PM Local Time
Koral Eliminated by Kihara

In a battle of the blinds, Tom Koral was all in for about 30,000 from the small blind with    against Naoya Kihara in the big blind with   .

The board ran out      , no help to Koral, locking up the pot for Kihara.

Naoya Kihara145,00011,000
Tom Koral0-110,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:48 PM Local Time
Hall's Straight Gets Paid

Galen Hall

On a board of      there was already roughly 22,000 in the pot when Galen Hall's opponent checked to him and he bet out 15,000 which the opponent called.

The river was the   and after the opponent checked once again he bet out, this time for 28,000 and his opponent went into the tank for a solid minute before making the call. Hall tabled    for a straight to the ten and his opponent mucked his hand.

Another player on the table joked, "Ah straight-flush draw, I'm actually surprised you didn't get it."

Hall chuckled and replied, "Me too."

Galen Hall683,500-41,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:47 PM Local Time
Holm Shows the Kings

A player in middle position opened and called a three-bet from Mike Holm in the cutoff to 12,000 The flop came     and the first player checked. Holm fired big with 20,000 and that induced a fold from his opponent.

Holm showed   .

Michael Holm199,000-11,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:43 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Brian Yoon608,00010,000
Mick Heder410,00060,000
Daniel Weinman315,0001,000
Chris Wallace205,00077,000
Jon Turner196,000-1,000
John Harms195,00086,000
Andrey Zaichenko152,00071,000
Ema Zajmovic140,00028,000
Michael Moore128,00010,500
Garrett Greer44,3004,300
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:43 PM Local Time
Chip and a Chair for Emmett

Randall Emmett

On a flop of    , Randall Emmett had Kevin Stern at risk with    versus   .

"I can feel it coming for sure. Jackkkkk," Emmett announced. He then asked for the   or the  , but his wish wasn't granted with the   turn and   river run out. Stern doubled for more than 40,000 and Emmett was cut down to a mere 10 big blinds.

Kevin Stern125,00094,700
Randall Emmett20,000-30,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:41 PM Local Time
Minkin Rising

Kelly Minkin and James Calderaro

The ESPN crew caught an all in showdown that involved Kelly Minkin and she had an opponent drawing dead when they got it in after a king-high turn. Minkin's bottom set of fours had secured the chips, as her opponent only had    for top pair.

Minkin has almost caught up on table neighbor James Calderaro, who has a few big blinds more.

James Calderaro340,00040,000
Kelly Minkin300,00055,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:37 PM Local Time
Radoja Eliminated by Claunch

As recapped to us by Olivier Busquet and other players at the table, Mark Radoja opened to 4,200 from under the gun and was called by a player in middle position. Gerry Claunch three-bet to 24,000 from the hijack and both Radoja and the player in middle position called.

The was     with two spades and action checked to Claunch who bet 50,000. Radoja check-raised to 115,000, the middle-position player folded and Claunch called.

The turn was an  , Radoja shoved for 60,000-ish and Claunch called with    for a set of eights, having the hand locked up against Radoja's   .

Gerry Claunch580,000327,100
Mark Radoja0-88,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:32 PM Local Time
Colpoys in the Chip Lead

Daniel Colpoys

Daniel Colpoys has been sitting near the top of the chip counts for the last few levels but has now turned it up a notch. His table was broken up and he has been moved to the table of the 2005 Main Event Champ, Joe Hachem.

Daniel Colpoys750,000220,000
Michael Lech140,0005,000
Joe Hachem33,0000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:30 PM Local Time
Becker Up and Out in Quick Fashion

Johannes Becker

Rachid Amamou limped first to act and Johannes Becker did so from the cutoff. The button min-raised to 4,000 and the big blind called, as did Amamou and Becker. On the     flop all four players checked and Amamou bet the   turn for 17,000, Becker called. The button shoved for 25,800 and the big blind let go, Amamou and Becker called.

After the   river, Amamou check-called the shove of Becker for 23,900 with the words "I know I am behind, but I have to call."

Becker turned over    for a full house, the button had    for the nut straight and Amamou mucked the   for trips queens.

However, only a few minutes later Becker was on his way out of the tournament area. Amamou confirmed he had felted the German with aces versus kings, Becker failed to catch a king or hearts flush draw.

Rachid Amamou710,000210,000
Johannes Becker0-133,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 10:27 PM Local Time
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Rory Brown530,00067,500
Amaury Mamou-Mani450,000180,000
John Riordan316,00061,000
Daniel Weinman314,000183,000
Hafiz Khan260,000221,800
Jan Suchanek210,000120,000
Kento Mori118,0005,000
Mike Azzaro90,00077,000
Dwayne Pelham70,000-20,000
Meddi Ferrah0-95,000
Erwann Pecheux0-42,900
Brett Bader0-90,000
Ari Engel0-86,100