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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 6:25 PM Local Time
Level 9 started
Level: 9
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 1,600
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:22 PM Local Time
John Hesp The Movie; Coming Soon to a Movie Theater Near You?
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:10 PM Local Time
Another Unscheduled Break

At the end of the third level of the day, the players have been sent on a short 15-minute break. They will return to the blinds at 800/1,600 with a 1,600 big blind ante until 8 p.m. at which point the 90-minute dinner break will take place.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:10 PM Local Time
Laubach Gets Lucky to Eliminate a Foe

A player shoved for 10,100 from middle position, and Charles Laubach three-bet shoved in the cutoff for 52,000, chasing out the rest of the field.

Charles Laubach:   

A chorus of groans rang out after the     flop gave Laubach a set, but his opponent seemed to take it stride, grinning and saying, "Busto!" in response to the flop. Laubach's opponent was proven correct when the   turn and   river failed to deliver a nine, and Laubach scored the KO.

Charles Laubach66,000900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:09 PM Local Time
Ugly Chop for Baumstein

The action folded to Scott Baumstein who raised it up on the button. The small blind three-bet to 6,600 and Baumstein replied with a four-bet to 20,000. The small blind five-bet shoved all in for around 175,000 and Baumstein snapped him off.

Scott Baumstein:   

Baumstein was in a great position to eliminate his opponent and accumulate a substantial amount of chips. The flop of     was safe for Baumstein. The   on the turn and the   on the river ran out a straight on the board and the two players took their chips back.

Scott Baumstein244,00034,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:08 PM Local Time
Borg Runs Into Aces

Ronni Borg

Ronni Borg claimed to be unlucky whenever the PokerNews live reporting team is around and wanted to prove a point.

Maximilian Schierl opened to 3,600 from the button and Borg defended his big blind even though he said he shouldn't.

The flop came    , Borg checked and Schierl continued with a bet of 4,400. Borg responded with a raise to 14,300 and Schierl asked for a confirmation of the amount before making the call.

They then both checked through the   on the turn and the   on the river. Schierl laughed and showed    so Borg could quickly muck his cards.

"You see!!!" Borg said while shaking his head but still smiling. The rest of the table laughed and Schierl asked if the live reporting team could stick around and sit down at the table too. He even showed he had snacks and candy too for sustenance.

Ronni Borg370,000133,700
Maximilian Schierl152,00078,900
Charlotte Godwin141,000-11,000
Martins Adeniya80,000-46,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:08 PM Local Time
Riordan Bombs the River

Picking up the action with the board reading      and about 18,000 in the pot, the player in the big blind checked to John Riordan who bet 20,000 from middle position. Brett Bader called from the button and the big blind called.

The river was the  , the big blind checked, Riordan fired 195,000 and both Bader and the big blind folded.

John Riordan280,000185,000
Brett Bader96,000-51,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:08 PM Local Time
Markholt Frustrated

Lee Markholt checked from under the gun on      . David Bach bet 8,000 into around 20,000 from the cutoff. Markholt muttered for awhile and then flicked in a call, but he couldn't beat    for a set.

Markholt seemed less than pleased afterward.

"Must be nice to flop a set every time," he said.

David Bach108,00034,000
Lee Markholt49,000-30,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:08 PM Local Time
MacPhee Caught Bluffing

On the heads-up turn of     , Kevin MacPhee made it 8,500 to go and Alexandre Reard called to see the   on the river. MacPhee studied the stack of his opponent before tossing out a bet of 18,000 and Reard quickly called.

MacPhee turned over    for a busted straight draw and Reard claimed the pot with    for aces and queens. On the same table, Scott Seiver has also chipped up a lot since the last update to his stack.

Alexandre Reard142,000-8,000
Scott Seiver140,00075,000
Kevin MacPhee92,000-68,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:07 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Barny Boatman210,90010,900
Johnnie Moreno205,00026,400
Tim Finne149,70067,800
Allen Cunningham132,400-24,900
Matt Stout46,200-12,100
Mina Greco24,600-11,400
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:07 PM Local Time
Dekkers Barrels Off

X Cohen in middle position and Tom Dekkers on the button saw a flop of     in a three-bet pot. Cohen check-called 15,000. He check-called 30,000 more on the   turn, bringing a   river. Cohen checked again and Dekkers whispered that he was all in. Cohen instantly folded.

X Cohen240,000101,200
Tom Dekkers199,000119,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:01 PM Local Time
"It's the Denise Show!"

Denise Pratt opened to 2,800 in early position and the big blind defended. The flop fell     and the big blind checked to Pratt who continued for 4,200. The big blind check-raised to 10,500 and Pratt three-bet to 29,200. The big blind shipped all in for around 44,500 and Pratt snap-called.

Denise Pratt:   

Pratt's aces were behind after her opponent flopped two pair but the   on the turn was one of the outs she was looking for. Just like that, Pratt had her opponent drawing dead to the   on the river.

"It's the Denise show!" one player on the table announced as she stacked towers of chips.

"I'm going ballistic!" she responded as she punched her fists out to the side.

Denise Pratt264,00040,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:01 PM Local Time
Further Assorted Counts
Kalidou Sow240,00041,000
Roman Valerstein200,000100,000
Barny Boatman200,000-4,000
Michael Sanders195,00015,000
Steve Zolotow190,000134,500
Stefan Jedlicka160,00078,500
Camilla Reventlow150,00041,900
Igor Merda130,00050,000
Roberto Romanello110,00050,000
Alexis Fleur110,00025,400
Jan Suchanek90,00062,200
Elena Stover79,0004,000
Tom Bedell75,000-33,500
Carlos Chadha70,00070,000
Adrien Allain45,000-48,000
Andrey Zaichenko45,00016,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:00 PM Local Time
Sorrentino Turns Two Pair

The action folded around to Raffaele Sorrentino in the cutoff who raised to 2,700, Stephen Burns called on the button and the small blind called as well.

The flop came    , both players checked to Burns who bet out 4,500, the small blind folded and Sorrentino called.

The turn   and the river   both got checked through, and before the two hands were tabled Burns said, "1000% I flopped the best hand." Stephen Burns tabled    for a flopped two pair, but was shown the bad news when Sorrentino tabled    for a better two pair.

Stephen Burns346,500202,500
Raffaele Sorrentino68,10011,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 6:00 PM Local Time
Pavilion White Chip Counts
Luke Martinelli330,000188,600
Antoine Saout235,0001,000
Anthony Spinella211,00016,000
Jonathan Little210,0000
Rick Vanbruggen202,000141,400
Daniel Chambers197,00024,000
Werner Lootsma147,00095,000
Tony Dunst121,000-1,000
Christian Christner120,000-85,000
Richard Dubini113,00019,000
Kunal Patni110,00016,000
Mike Del Vecchio108,000108,000
Kami Hudson72,000-11,000
Aram Zobian57,00025,000
Andrew Jernigan32,000-3,000
Athanasios Polychronopoulos28,000-2,000
Matthew Moss27,000-76,000
Joshua Thibodaux0-19,500
Jared Griener0-82,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:59 PM Local Time
Hutter Loses Out

One player limped for 3,000 from early position before the player in the cutoff moved all in for 23,000. Barry Hutter called from the small blind, and the limper folded.

Barry Hutter:   


Hutter was unable to find any outs when the board fell and sacrificed a portion of his chip stack.

Galen Hall420,0008,000
Igor Kurganov220,00091,000
Marc Macdonnell190,000-10,000
Barry Hutter145,000-10,000
Stephen Chidwick68,00023,900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:58 PM Local Time
Brown Slips

With about 26,000 in the pot and the board reading      , Rory Brown checked from the big blind and his opponent in middle position bet 13,000.

Brown called, but mucked when his opponent showed    for treys full of eights.

Rory Brown593,000-28,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:52 PM Local Time
Macintyre Chipping Up

The player in mid-position raised to 3,000 and Fraser Macintyre called on the button along with Rebecca Campbell in the big blind.

A flop reading     was dealt and Campbell checked. The player in mid-position bet 3,500 and Macintyre called. Campbell check-called as well.

The turn brought the   and this time, action checked to Macintyre who bet 12,000. Campbell folded and the player in middle position check-called.

The   filled the board and the player in middle positon checked. Macintyre threw in a bet of 17,000 and her opponent let it go.

Fraser MacIntyre202,00032,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:52 PM Local Time
Faggioli Tank-Folds to Yurasov

The board read       with almost 70,000 in the middle already.

Dmitry Yurasov bet 19,000 from under the gun and Ugo Faggioli dived into the tank. He glanced at his cards several times, looked at the board, and then at Yurasov's stack before tanking a bit longer. In the end, Faggioli smiled, shook his head, and pushed his cards towards the muck for the fold.

Dmitry Yurasov230,00023,000
Ugo Faggioli201,000-74,000
Katharina Sohren92,00060,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:51 PM Local Time
The Sad Tale Of Table #441 Seat 6

A player at Table #441 alerted us to a potential tragedy in the making, as the player to his left had not returned from the break. According to players at the table, they believe something may have been lost in translation, as he left for break with a short stack, and currently has just 7,000 chips remaining. If he truly thought that this was the dinner break, there's some time to go before he would return from the break.

Hopefully, the player in question will return before his entire stack gets blinded out and he has a true "bad beat" story on his hands.