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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, July 12, 2019 to Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Event #84)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $3,780,000
  • Entries: 2,800
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, July 15, 2019 8:55 PM Local Time
Adam Johnson Eliminated in 6th Place ($106,418)

Adam Johnson

Hand #28: Adam Johnson raised all in with    and was looked up by Sammy Lafleur with   .

Johnson was flipping for his tournament life and with a     flop that gave Lafleur two pair, Johnson needed a nine only.

One didn't land on the   turn or   river and Johnson fell in 6th place.

Sammy Lafleur12,300,0003,300,000
Adam Johnson0-5,400,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 8:50 PM Local Time
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 7th Place ($80,766)

Shaun Deeb

Hand #27: Action folded to Sergio Aguilar in the small blind and he moved all in and a short-stacked Shaun Deeb made the call.

Shaun Deeb:   
Sergio Aguilar:   

The board ran out      , which was no help to Deeb and he was eliminated in 7th place.

Shaun Deeb0-12,500,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 8:45 PM Local Time
Hands #25-26: Aguilar Doubles Through Deeb

Hand #25: Sergio Aguilar raised to 600,000 Shaun Deeb three-bet to 2 million, Aguilar four-bet shoved and Deeb called.

Sergio Aguilar:   
Shaun Deeb:   

The board ran out       and Aguilar doubled-up through Deeb.

Hand #26: Abhinav Iyer raised to 750,000 and took down the blinds and ante.

Monday, July 15, 2019 8:42 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 8:40 PM Local Time
Hands #20-24: Action Picking Up a Bit

Hand #20: Abhinav Iyer raised to 550,000 and Carlos Chang called. Sergio Aguilar then three-bet to 1.85 million, which was met with a four-bet shove from Iyer. Chang and Martiaguilar both folded.

Hand #21: Patrick Eskandar moved all in from under-the-gun and took down the blinds and ante.

Hand #22: Shaun Deeb raised to 500,000 and Eskandar made the call. Eskandar check-called Deeb's 300,000 bet on the     flop and both players checked the   turn. Eskandar then moved all in on the   river and Deeb folded.

Hand #23: Eskandar called from his small blind, Iyer moved all in from his big blind and Eskandar folded.

Hand #24: Iyer raised it to 1.2 million from the small blind and Chang folded his big blind.

Monday, July 15, 2019 8:35 PM Local Time
Hands #15-19: Deeb Wins Two in a Row

Hand #15: Sergio Aguilar limped blind v blind and check folded to Shaun Deeb's 500,000 bet on the     flop.

Hand #16: Adam Johnson made it 550,000 in middle position and Abhinav Iyer called in the big blind. The flop was     and Iyer check-called a 500,000 continuation. Iyer opted to lead the   turn and Johnson called 650,000 to see a   land on the river. He barreled 850,000 and got a fold.

Hand #17: Shaun Deeb raised it to 550,000 and Carlos Chang called from his big blind. Chang then check-folded after Deeb continued for 600,000 on the     flop.

hand #18: Shaun Deeb raised to 500,000 and took down the blinds and ante,

Hand #19: Abhinav Iyer raised to 750,000 and took down the blinds and ante.

Monday, July 15, 2019 8:31 PM Local Time
Steve Yea Eliminated in 8th Place ($61,834)

Steve Yea

Hand #14: Steve Yea moved all in for 3,150,000 in early position and Adam Johnson went over the top again. Everyone else passed and they were off to the races.

Adam Johnson:   
Steve Yea:   

The board came out       and Johnson's pair was good for the pot, eliminating Yea.

Abhinav Iyer21,150,0004,550,000
Shaun Deeb12,500,000700,000
Sergio Aguilar10,800,000-400,000
Carlos Chang9,150,0001,375,000
Adam Johnson5,400,0001,075,000
Steve Yea0-4,000,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 8:26 PM Local Time
Hands #10-13: Eskandar Scoops Two and Chang Re-raises Big

Hand #10: Abhinav Iyer opened the cutoff to 525,000, Carlos Chang called in the big blind and the flop came    . Chang check-called a 450,000 bet. On the   turn, he check-raised Iyer's 1,500,000 bet to 6,000,000 all in. Iyer folded.

Hand #11: Patrick Eskandar moved all in and won the blinds.

Hand #12: Shaun Deeb opened to 500,000 under the gun and Sergio Aguilar defended his big blind. They checked through to the       river and Deeb bet 400,000 in position, which took it down.

Hand #13: Patrick Eskander moved all in and won the blinds.

Monday, July 15, 2019 8:13 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 8:12 PM Local Time
Jason Reels Eliminated in 9th Place ($47,758)

Jason Reels

Hand #9: Shaun Deeb raised to 400,000, Abhinav made the call and Jason Reels moved all in. Deeb folded and Iyer made the call.

Jason Reels:   
Abhinav Iyer:   

The board ran out       and Reels was the first elimination of the final table.

Abhinav Iyer16,600,0000
Jason Reels0-2,600,000
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Monday, July 15, 2019 8:08 PM Local Time
Hands #6-8: Iyer Defends Blinds

Hand #6: Sergio Aguilar raised to 400,000, Patrick Eskandar called from his big blind and then check-folded after Aguilar continued for 450,000 on the     flop.

Hand #7: Steve Yea raised to 400,000 and Abhinav Iyer defended from his big blind. After both players checked through to the turn on a board of      and Iyer led out for 525,000 and Yea made the call. Iyer then moved all in on the   river and Yea tank-folded.

Hand #8: Shaun Deeb raised to 400,00 and Jason Reels called from his big blind. Reels then check-folded after Deeb continued for 200,000 on the     flop.

Sergio Aguilar12,800,0001,600,000
Shaun Deeb12,400,000600,000
Steve Yea3,200,000-800,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 7:57 PM Local Time
Hands #1-5: Yea Takes a Pot Postflop

Hand #1: Sammy Lafleur opened to 400,000. Abhinav Iyer three-bet to 1,225,000 and Lafleur folded.

Hand #2: Sergio Aguilar opened under the gun and everyone folded.

Hand #3: Shaun Deeb opened under the gun, Steve Yea flatted the cutoff and Aguilar called in the big blind. On a     flop, everyone checked to Yea who bet 600,000 and took it down.

Hand #4: Jason Reels moved all in and won the pot.

Hand #5: Deeb limped blind on blind and the big blind Lafleur checked. On a     flop, Deeb bet 200,000 and Lafleur folded.

Abhinav Iyer16,600,000725,000
Shaun Deeb11,800,000125,000
Sergio Aguilar11,200,000-625,000
Sammy Lafleur9,000,000-925,000
Steve Yea4,000,000400,000
Jason Reels2,600,000200,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 7:39 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

With 15 minutes left on the clock for this level, the nine finalists are back from dinner break and will play to a winner.

Monday, July 15, 2019 7:05 PM Local Time
Final Table Draw
SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1Jason ReelsUnited States2,400,000
2Steve YeaSouth Korea3,600,000
3Carlos ChangTaiwan7,775,000
4Adam JohnsonUnited States4,325,000
5Sergio AguilarUnited States11,825,000
6Shaun DeebUnited States11,675,000
7Sammy LafleurCanada9,925,000
8Patrick EskandarUnited States2,650,000
9Abhinav IyerIndia15,875,000
Abhinav Iyer15,875,0003,875,000
Sergio Aguilar11,825,00075,000
Shaun Deeb11,675,000-825,000
Sammy Lafleur9,925,000325,000
Carlos Chang7,775,000-525,000
Adam Johnson4,325,000-1,175,000
Steve Yea3,600,000-20,000
Patrick Eskandar2,650,000-400,000
Jason Reels2,400,000900,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 6:45 PM Local Time
Dinner Break Time

The remaining nine players are redrawing down to the final table. They will then go on a 60-minute dinner break before play resumes. Cards will be back in the air at 7:35 p.m. local time.

Stay tuned for the seat draw complete with updated chip counts.

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Monday, July 15, 2019 6:39 PM Local Time
JC Tran Eliminated in 10th Place ($37,125)

J.C. Tran

JC Tran moved all in for roughly 2.7 million from the cutoff and action folded to Abhinav Iyer, who called out of the big blind.


It was a flip but not after the flop fell     to give Iyer a set.

The   turn left Tran drawing dead and he headed for the payout desk after the meaningless   was run out on the river.

JC Tran0-4,300,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 6:37 PM Local Time
Christopher Fisher Eliminated in 11th Place ($37,125)

Christopher Fisher moved all in for 1.3 million from the hijack and Shaun Deeb called next to act. The rest of the players folded and the hands were turned up.


Fisher's best shot at staying alive was to catch an ace, but he didn't find one as the board ran out a dry      .

Shaun Deeb12,500,0002,600,000
Christopher Fisher0-1,450,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 6:34 PM Local Time
Jacob Seale Eliminated in 12th Place ($37,125)

Jacob Seale

Jacob Seale moved all in for 900,000 under the gun and Sammy Lafleur isolated with a three-bet from the cutoff.


The     flop delivered Lafleur top set and Seale was left drawing to runner-runner straight outs.

The   turn took away any chance of that happening and Seale hit the rail after the   was run out on the river.

Sammy Lafleur9,600,0002,300,000
Jacob Seale0-1,700,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 6:31 PM Local Time
Denis Gnidash Eliminated in 14th ($29,260); Usman Siddique Eliminated in 13th Place ($29,260)

Denis Gnidash (L) & Usman Siddique (R)

Action picked up after Usman Siddique and a very short-stacked Denis Gnidash moved all in and were both called by Sergio Aguilar who had both players easily covered.

Usman Siddique:   
Denis Gnidash:   
Sergio Aguilar:   

The board ran out      , and Aguilar's top set of kings scored the double knockout.

Sergio Aguilar11,750,0002,650,000
Usman Siddique0-3,900,000
Denis Gnidash0-650,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 6:26 PM Local Time
Rex Clinkscales Eliminated in 15th Place ($29,260)

Rex Clinkscales

Action replayed courtesy of Rex Clinkscales.

After a series of raises Abhinav Iyer (on the button) and Rex Clinkscales (small blind) got it all in preflop.

Rex Clinkscales:   
Abhinav Iyer:   

Iyer paired his ace and eliminated Clinkscales from the tournament.

Abhinav Iyer12,000,000-3,000,000
Rex Clinkscales0-2,900,000
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