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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 5:50 PM Local Time
Heder Bests Ziegelbecker in a Four-Bet Pot

DJ Alexander opened for 3 ,000 in middle position, Oswin Ziegelbecker made it 9,000 on the button and big blind Mick Heder repopped it to 22,000. Alexander quickly folded but Ziegelbecker tanked awhile then called for about 40 percent of his total chips. The flop checked through for a board of     . Heder downbet with 7,000 and Ziegelbecker conceded.

Mick Heder215,00047,900
Oswin Ziegelbecker31,000-35,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:50 PM Local Time
Recent Pavilion White Chip Counts
Pim Gieles470,000255,000
Anton Morgenstern300,00010,000
Brian Hastings275,000195,000
Faraz Jaka223,0003,000
Connor Drinan210,00020,000
Henrik Hecklen190,00019,000
Todd Brunson170,0004,000
Chen-An Lin168,00098,000
Liran Twito150,000107,000
Joe Hachem136,0006,000
Michael Lech132,00079,000
Aleksandr Gofman112,0008,000
Greg Raymer83,000-6,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy72,000-14,000
Michael Gathy62,000-14,000
Arlie Shaban53,000-60,600
Jimmy Guerrero52,000-16,000
Michael Tureniec0-58,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:45 PM Local Time
Amazon Tan Eliminations
Peter Rho0-93,000
Sergio Castelluccio0-100,000
Karyn Gordon0-35,800
Matthew Bomeisl0-58,700
Marcello Azevedo0-111,800
Young Ryu00
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:45 PM Local Time
Paul Takes a Chunk out of Papazian

Thomas Paul raised in early position to 3,000, the button and small blind called while Alexandru Papazian three-bet to 18,000 and only Paul made the call.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Papazian led out for 9,000 which Paul raised him to 23,000 and he made the call.

Both players checked on the   turn and the   landed on the river. Papazian was first to act and while deciding to check or bet, the clock was called, he had 30-seconds to act and when he was down to four seconds he threw in a 33,000 bet. The chips hadn't even landed in the middle before Paul threw in one chip signaling a call.

Papazian showed    and Paul showed    to take down the pot with kings and tens.

Thomas Paul220,400
Alexandru Papazian62,200-82,800
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:44 PM Local Time
Ho Hits the Backdoor Hearts

A completed board of       was spread across the felt with around 25,000 in the middle. The big blind checked to Maria Ho in middle position who announced a bet of 17,600.

It seemed to stump her opponent who went into the tank for well over three minutes. Ho sat with a stone-face the entire time until her opponent finally called. Ho turned over    for a backdoor flush and her opponent obviously couldn't beat it.

Maria Ho107,50027,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:42 PM Local Time
Kamalad Sends One Out

The player in middle position raised to 4,000 and the hijack called. The cutoff three-bet shoved for 23,000 and Dima Kamalad called from the big blind. The player in middle position and the hijack folded.

Opponent :   
Dima Kamalad:   

The board ran out       and Kamalad took down the pot with his pair of aces eliminating his opponent.

Dima Kamalad140,000140,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:41 PM Local Time
Pavillion White Counts
Faraz Jaka220,000-70,000
Sarah Herzali180,0000
Jeffrey Smith150,00042,000
Greg Raymer89,00019,000
Shaotong Chang45,000-115,000
Samad Razavi33,000-25,000
Patrick Leonard0-22,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:40 PM Local Time
Moshe Continues to Lead in Amazon Orange
Asi Moshe527,60045,400
Gordon Vayo310,00090,200
Jeremy Pekarek229,30037,800
Senthuran Vijayaratnam224,00042,000
Scott Baumstein210,000-60,000
Barny Boatman204,000100,200
Aymon Hata183,000123,800
Fabian Gumz163,30029,300
Tom Waters160,60020,600
Kevin Stammer37,000
Phil Galfond0-92,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:39 PM Local Time
Strelitz Rivers a Full to Felt a Foe

Daniel Strelitz

Daniel Strelitz raised to 2,500 on the button, and the big blind made the call.

Both players checked the     flop, and the big blind checked the   turn. Strelitz bet 4,000, and the big blind check-raised to 12,000, leaving himself 17,100 behind. Strelitz called.

The big blind shoved on the   river, and Strelitz snap-called, tabling    for a full house. HIs opponent nodded, then flipped over    for a flush before leaving the tournament area.

Daniel Strelitz141,00061,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:38 PM Local Time
Serda Arrives in Amazon Gold

The table of Patrick Serda in Pavilion broke and he moved over to the Amazon Gold section. He needed quite some time to unpack all the chips from his bag and replied "I think it's around 550" when one of his new table mates asked.

Patrick Serda550,000-15,000
Gary Blackwood485,0005,000
Bryan Campanello385,00043,000
Jacqueline Burkhart305,00048,000
Thomas Cazayous170,00015,000
Kevin MacPhee160,00080,000
Owais Ahmed155,000-30,000
Cathal Shine145,00083,000
Alexandre Mantovani120,00025,000
Darryll Fish95,000-14,000
Joel Feldman85,000-64,800
Chris Moneymaker75,000-45,000
Scott Seiver65,00020,000
Teunis Kooij0-30,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:37 PM Local Time
Grigorian Welcomes a Double

There was a raise to 2,600 from the hijack and the button flat-called. Chris Grigorian shipped all in for 29,000 in the small blind and the hijack called. The button stepped aside and the remaining two hands were tabled.

Chris Grigorian:   

Grigorian was in great shape to double up with the larger pocket pair between the two players. The board ran out clean for "The Armenian Express" and he quietly scooped a double up.

Chris Grigorian73,50029,300
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:37 PM Local Time
Brown Continues to Rise

Rory Brown

The player under the gun raised to 2,500 and Rory Brown called from the small blind.

They checked to the turn of a      board where Brown bet 4,000. His opponent called.

The river was the  , Brown bet 12,000 and his opponent called.

Brown tabled    for a pair of kings, his opponent mucked and Brown collected the pot.

Rory Brown621,00026,500
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:32 PM Local Time
Phillips Saves the Last 26K

Samuel Phillips checked out of the big blind with      on the felt. Jeffrey Schwimmer announced he was all in, covering Phillips' 26,300. That was nearly double the size of the pot, which had about 14,000 in it. Phillips thought about a minute and folded.

Jeffrey Schwimmer140,00027,100
Samuel Phillips26,300-14,200
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:26 PM Local Time
More Amazon Tan Chip Counts
Allen Kessler440,000-3,000
Brian Yoon390,000-5,000
Amaury Mamou-Mani270,00010,000
Tyler Gaston250,000-62,000
Daniel Hachem195,00050,300
David Ritter114,000-11,000
Jon Turner95,000-45,000
Meddi Ferrah95,000-51,000
Dwayne Pelham88,00049,000
Zachary Donovan85,000-8,000
Kento Mori80,00048,000
Lee Markholt79,000-26,000
David Bach74,000-7,500
Ema Zajmovic70,000-8,000
Ari Engel70,000-11,000
James Hughes16,000-28,900
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:25 PM Local Time
Bloomberg's Aggression Pays Off

A player opened from under the gun, then called a three-bet from Mark Bloomberg to 8,000 next to act.

The under the gun player checked a     flop to Bloomberg, who quickly flicked 10,000 into the pot. His opponent folded just as quickly folded.

Mark Bloomberg99,00022,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:25 PM Local Time
Bonding Boosts Stack Without Showdown

Lars Bonding

Lars Bonding raised from early position and was called by Ramin Piro in the big blind, who check-called a bet of 3,200 on the     flop. Piro led the   turn for 4,400 and Bonding raised to 17,100, which Piro called.

On the   river, Piro checked and faced a bet of 100,000 by Bonding, which had his stack covered. After plenty of consideration, Piro mucked    for two pair face up and Bonding let him pick one card, which happened to be the  .

Lars Bonding340,000217,800
Ramin Piro50,000-73,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:24 PM Local Time
Astedt Action

Kent Walter raised to 2,700 from early position, and Niklas Astedt called from middle position. The action folded to the player in the small blind, and he raised to 5,400.

Both Walter and Astedt called to see a     flop and the action checked to Astedt. The Swede bet 8,000 and saw the player in the small blind frustratingly fold after 30 seconds in the tank, followed by Walter, who also let his hand go.

Jack Sinclair280,00019,000
Kent Walter150,00061,400
Niklas ├ůstedt100,000-23,000
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:23 PM Local Time
Moreno Folds to Steinberg

Johnnie Moreno checked in the small blind on      and Max Steinberg checked it back from under the gun. Moreno checked the   river and Steinberg bet 15,000 into about 19,000.

"I have a really good hand," Moreno said with a sigh. "I feel like you have like, queens, or something though."

Moreno mucked    face up after about 30 seconds. Steinberg mucked face down but then said he had jacks and thought he might be value owning himself after Moreno spoke up about having a really good hand.

Johnnie Moreno178,600-12,400
Max Steinberg128,00063,700
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:21 PM Local Time
A Few Chip Counts from Amazon Tan
Craig Chait265,000-95,000
Manelic Minaya180,00085,000
Jonathan Borenstein118,00013,000
Dejuante Alexander94,0005,000
Naoya Kihara87,00044,000
Luca Vivaldi65,000-40,000
Andrew Brinkley64,000-31,000
Tom Koral44,00010,000
Carlos Chadha-Villamarin42,000-12,000
Andrey Zaichenko29,000-28,000
Mike Azzaro13,000-12,100
Saturday, July 6, 2019 5:20 PM Local Time
Updated Counts in Amazon
Florian Duta430,000220,000
Rachid Amamou420,000419,999
Michael Stembera295,00025,000
James Calderaro200,00060,000
Paul Guichard200,000126,200
Adam Owen190,000-40,000
Renato Kaneoya190,00025,000
Kristijonas Andrulis170,000
Fraser MacIntyre170,00080,000
Molly Mossey140,000-18,000
Jason Tompkins140,000-15,000
Oliver Bosch130,00030,000
Perry Friedman130,00013,100
Joffrey Lhote90,000-69,500
Kelly Minkin40,000-15,000
Brian Rast0-44,000