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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 8:00 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Denise Pratt

The clock has struck the 8 p.m. hour and the remaining players have rushed out of the Amazon and Pavillion rooms for a 90-minute dinner break. When they return, there will still be roughly 20 minutes left in this level with one more level to go before the end of the night. Here is what took place leading up to the dinner break:

Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:59 PM Local Time
Rory Brown Loses a Race

Rory Brown raised to 4,000 from the hijack, the player on the button reraised all in for 42,500 and Brown called with   , racing with his opponent's   .

The board came down      , giving Brown's opponent queens and jacks to double up.

Rory Brown462,500-97,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:59 PM Local Time
Depa Climbing

The player on the button was all in for about 31,000 against Jonathan Depa from middle position.

Jonathan Depa:   

The board ran out       and Depa stayed ahead, sending his opponent to the rail.

Jonathan Depa370,000220,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:58 PM Local Time
Kihara's Queens Win

Naoya Kihara checked from under the gun on      . His opponent on the button bet 7,000 into a pot of around 20,000. Kihara took some thinking time, double-checked his cards, then called.

"Ace-high," Kihara's opponent announced.

Kihara opened    and took it down. A player across the table guessed that Kihara was thinking of raising and he smiled and admitted that may have been the case.

Naoya Kihara134,00019,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:58 PM Local Time
Pre Dinner Counts from Amazon
Stefan Huber490,000458,500
Christian Christner320,000165,000
Alexandre Reard250,000108,000
Fabio Miranda240,000-15,000
Thomas Cazayous210,00020,000
Fraser MacIntyre205,00010,000
Paul Volpe160,000-65,000
Rebecca Wooten135,000-30,000
Michael Stembera110,000-185,000
Molly Mossey105,000-33,000
Kevin MacPhee100,0008,000
Chanracy Khun100,00030,000
Darryll Fish94,000-1,000
Tony Dunst85,000-36,000
Oliver Bosch0-130,000
Alexandru Papazian0-62,200
Elena Stover0-79,000
Fabio Freitas0-125,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:57 PM Local Time
Leng Shows the Big Bluff

Ryan Leng

On a flop of     there was roughly 22,000 already brewed in the pot, Ryan Leng check-raised his opponents' 7,100 to 35,000 and he called.

The   fell on the turn and Leng wasted no time announcing he was all-in. Leng had approximately 153,000 behind and his opponent had slightly left. His opponent muttered something along the lines of "any other card," as he mucked his hand.

Leng's neighbor begged him to show, and Leng obliged and showed    for ace-high.

Ryan Leng245,00028,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:55 PM Local Time
Newland's Flush Gets Some River Value

Vincent Newland bet 12,000 into a pot of 16,000 on a       board from under the gun, and his opponent next to act went into the tank. After about ninety seconds, Newland's opponent announced a call, but his    would be sent to the muck after Newland showed his    for a rivered runner-runner flush.

Vincent Newland280,000-50,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:53 PM Local Time
Set For Weissman

Joey Weissman raised from under the gun and received two callers before the flop fell    .

The player in the big blind checked, as did Weissman before the final player bet 4,000 from middle position. Only Weissman called, and they went heads-up to the   turn.

Both players checked, and when the   hit the river, Weissman checked for the third time. The American saw his opponent check behind to a showdown and Weissman tabled    for a set, and took down the pot.

Joey Weissman170,000-20,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:51 PM Local Time
Kaplan Wins Flip to Bust Chiu

Jordan Kaplan

Two near-identical shorter stacks clashed on the main feature table. Jordan Kaplan raised to 3,500 first to act and Sai Chiu jammed the big blind for 53,700, which Kaplan called.

Sai Chiu:   
Jordan Kaplan:   

Chiu picked up more outs on the     flop, but the   turn and   river brought no help for Chiu.

Jordan Kaplan110,00015,800
Sai Chiu0-71,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:50 PM Local Time
Foxen Can't Pull the Third Trigger

Alex Foxen

Alex Foxen opened from under the gun and was called by David Rounick on the button. The flop came     and Foxen continued for 3,500. Rounick called and the   landed on the turn.

Foxen fired out another bet of 6,500 but Rounick stuck around to see the   on the river. Foxen checked this time and Rounick quickly checked it back. Foxen turned over    for a missed flush draw and Rounick held    for a missed flush draw as well. Foxen flung his cards to the muck, knowing that one more bet likely would have won him the pot.

David Rounick162,50059,400
Alex Foxen131,0009,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:48 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Counts
Brian Yoon606,00026,000
Allen Kessler398,00018,000
Mick Heder350,000-20,000
Jon Turner197,000132,000
Tyler Gaston158,00015,000
David Ritter140,00026,000
David Bach108,000-10,000
Dwayne Pelham90,0002,000
Andrey Zaichenko81,00011,000
Dejuante Alexander56,0009,000
Ema Zajmovic48,000-19,000
Jim Carroll0-22,000
Lee Markholt0-46,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:47 PM Local Time
Vanbruggen Flops the Straight

Igor Kurganov

The board read      with around 24,000 in the middle already.

Rick Vanbruggen checked in the big blind and Igor Kurganov made it 17,500 from the late position. Dustin Lee was sitting in the hijack, contemplating his options, but ended up folding while Vanbruggen made the call.

The river completed the board with the  , Vanbruggen checked and so did Kurganov. Vanbruggen showed he held    for the flopped straight and that was enough for Kurganov to push his cards over the line for the muck.

Rick Vanbruggen304,000102,000
Igor Kurganov265,000-46,000
Matthew Moss129,00069,000
Dustin Lee51,000-42,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:46 PM Local Time
Mori Scores a Knockout

Kento Mori opened for 3,500 in the hijack and called the shove of an opponent on the button, who had about 15,000. Mori was in a dominating spot with    against   . After three diamonds flopped, another hit on the turn to lock it up for Mori and he celebrated loudly.

Kento Mori113,00033,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:44 PM Local Time
Kebe Back on Track

With the completed board showing      , Jimmy Kebe in the big blind made it 26,000 to go into a pot of 48,000 and his sole remaining opponent Tom Gross eventually called on the button. Kebe flipped over the    for a queen-high flush and that won the pot.

Jimmy Kebe305,000132,000
Tom Gross95,000-66,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:42 PM Local Time
A Pot For Kapalas

The flop appeared    , and Georgios Kapalas checked from the small blind. Romain Lewis also checked from middle position before the player on the button passed the action through to the   turn.

Kapalas bet 5,600 and Lewis sat on his decision for 30 seconds before folding, and Kapalas took down the pot after the button player also passed.

Georgios Kapalas125,0000
Romain Lewis82,000-43,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:41 PM Local Time
Bottom Pair Enough for Markholt

Lee Markholt raised to 3,500 in the cutoff and got action from the small blind. The flop came     and the small blind check-called 3,500 more. Both players checked the   and the  , and Markholt's   , good for a pair of fours, was the winner.

Lee Markholt46,000-3,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:41 PM Local Time
Mcalpin Four-Bets Preflop

Maria Mcalpin raised in early position to 4,600, the table folded around to the button who three-bet to 12,000, the blinds folded and Mcalpin four-bet to 25,000 and the button called.

The flop fell     and Mcalpin fired out a bet of 25,000 and that was good enough to take down the pot as the button mucked his cards.

Maria McAlpin201,00044,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:41 PM Local Time
Karakousis Makes a Flush

A player in the big blind bet 6,000 facing a      board, and Georgios Karakousis quickly called from under the gun.

The   fell on the river, and the big blind bet 6,000 once more, and Karakousis almost beat the big blind in the pot with a call.

The big blind tabled    for top pair, but Karakousis had rivered a flush with his    to take the pot.

Georgios Karakousis380,00010,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:33 PM Local Time
Tan Eliminations
Jeff Frerichs0-160,000
Neil Patel (IL)0-26,700
Joseph Brand0-73,900
Michael Hopkins0-58,000
Cindy Stenbeck0-114,400
Carlos Chadha-Villamarin0-42,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:32 PM Local Time
Amamou Building Higher

On a flop reading    , Rachid Amamou checked from the big blind along with Daniel Strelitz under the gun and the player on the button.

The dealer burned and turned the   and Amamou checked again. Strelitz bet 5,000 and the button called. Amamou check-raised to 15,000. Strelitz folded and the button called.

The   completed the board and Amamou fired a bet of 35,000. His opponent went deep into the tank, then gave up his hand.

"Good fold," muttered Amamou turning over    for tens full of aces.

Rachid Amamou500,00080,000