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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 2:27 PM Local Time
Sexton Shoves

Mike Sexton moved all in. He got no callers, but he did get a nice little bump to his stack after he took down the blinds and ante.

Mike Sexton440,000180,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:02 PM Local Time
First Break of the Day

The players have just been sent on their first 15-minute break of Day 2.

Monday, July 15, 2019 2:02 PM Local Time
Gross Unstoppable

Jeff Gross

Jeff Gross's heater continues. A short stack moved all in under the gun with 385,000 and it folded to Gross in the small blind who isolated over the top.

Jeff Gross:   

By the time the       completed board was out, Gross had the best of it and added another nice chunk right before the first break of the day.

Jeff Gross2,610,000210,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
Bicknell Doubles Through Clinkscales

Kristen Bicknell

When action folded around to Rex Clinkscales in the small blind he moved all in. Kristen Bicknell, who was in the big blind with a smaller stack, called and was all in.

Kristen Bicknell:   
Rex Clinkscales:   

Bicknell's king-high was good on the runout of       and gave her some much-needed chips. Clinkscales was left with just over three big blinds.

Kristen Bicknell465,000225,000
Rex Clinkscales115,000-585,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:56 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts
Jason Reels1,120,000-102,000
Dylan Linde1,100,000374,000
Anatolii Zyrin1,000,000619,000
Dragos Trofimov713,000299,000
Rex Clinkscales700,000101,000
Daniel Neilson675,000137,000
Louie Cohen570,000393,000
Aleksandr Gofman249,000-294,000
Kristen Bicknell240,00040,000
Mastoshi Kato191,000-228,000
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Monday, July 15, 2019 1:47 PM Local Time
Some More Eliminations

Joe Cada

This recent round of eliminations included the defending champion Joe Cada, who came into Day 2 with 10 big blinds and Phil Helmuth, who had an even shorter stack of seven big blinds.

Francisco Lingaling0-76,000
Ahamad Meman0-68,000
Maxim Lykov0-423,000
Kenny Smaron0-512,000
Paul Cogliano0-349,000
Hyndi Khomutetsky0-191,000
Benjamin Moon0-187,000
Christopher Conrad0-326,000
Kane Kalas0-312,000
Jeffrey Rothstein0-343,000
Joe Cada0-202,000
Phil Hellmuth0-142,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:41 PM Local Time
Lipkin Bets Big on the Turn

From the button Robert Lipkin raised it to 60,000 and was called by Pete Males in the small blind. After Males check-called Lipkin's 45,000 bet on the     flop, he then check-folded to a big bet of 150,000 on the   turn, which sent the pot to Lipkin.

Robert Lipkin880,000253,000
Pete Males432,000-34,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:37 PM Local Time
Gross Chipping Up

Jeff Gross has continued to have a great start to the day and has now built up a stack of almost two and a half million. The chips have come through a few hands, one of which Gross eliminated an opponent after opening 52,000 under the gun with ace-king and calling a 340,000 shove from a player on his left. Gross was around a 3:1 favorite against ace-jack and the       board held for him.

Jeff Gross2,400,000850,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Bruno Desimoni0-333,000
Taehyung Kim0-370,000
Dong Ji0-382,000
Hiroyuki Noda0-72,000
Brian Croak0-520,000
Mike Leah0-519,000
Jason Wheeler0-280,000
Joshua Suyat0-193,000
Aristeidis Moschonas0-174,000
Jeffrey Kelley0-175,000
Everett Carlton0-98,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:28 PM Local Time
Qartomy Eliminated by Anderson

Ray Qartomy

Following his big laydown in the previous hand, Kyle Anderson faced an all in from Ray Qartomy, who had gotten short-stacked and jammed under the gun. Anderson made the call and no one else wanted to get involved and Qartomy was in big trouble with his tournament life at risk.

Kyle Anderson:   
Ray Qartomy:   

There was no eight to be found on the       board and Qartomy had to say his goodbyes.

Monday, July 15, 2019 1:24 PM Local Time
Anderson Makes Big Laydown

Martin Carnero had opened 55,000 in middle position and Kyle Anderson three-bet to 160,000. Back on Carnero and he four-bet all in for 550,000. Anderson gave it some thought before open folding    and Carnero scooped the pot.

Martin Carnero775,0000
Kyle Anderson690,0000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:23 PM Local Time
Seale Eliminates Grunzweig

Henry Grunzweig moved all in and was called by Jacob Seale in the next seat over.

Henry Grunzweig:   
Jocob Seale:   

Grunzweig was unable to win his flip on the       runout and was eliminated.

Jacob Seale595,000357,000
Henry Grunzweig0-396,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:12 PM Local Time
Franklin and Alvarado Among Latest Casualties

Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin and Rick Alvarado are some of the latest notables to hit the rail.

Tom Franklin0-227,000
Rick Alvarado0-223,000
Christian Pham0-1
Michel Dattani0-79,000
Trung Pham0-76,000
Mario De La Puente0-120,000
Marcello Azevedo0-129,000
Tony Sinishtaj0-186,000
Marcelo Giordano Mendes0-388,000
Yosuke Sekiya0-251,000
Sean Legendre0-102,000
Dustin Kruse0-119,000
Fabian Gumz0-628,000
Michael Haberman0-256,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:06 PM Local Time
Looney Takes From Grospellier

Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier raised to 40,000 and was called by Devin Looney from his big blind.

Looney checked the     flop, Grospellier continued for 35,000 and Looney check-called. After both players checked the   turn, Looney led out for 55,000 on the   river and got a fold from Grospellier.

Devin Looney685,000-215,000
Bertrand Grospellier306,000-82,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:02 PM Local Time
Short Stacks Clash

Two players were all in preflop in a classic flip. Matt Russell held    and Andrew Macdonald    and the       runout brought a set for Russell and signaled the end for MacDonald.

Matt Russell425,000270,000
Andrew Macdonald0-122,000
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Monday, July 15, 2019 12:58 PM Local Time
Assorted Counts
Steven Wolansky1,300,000690,000
Kalyan Cheekuri1,165,000672,000
Shaun Deeb880,000-292,000
Pat Lyons720,000309,000
Ray Qartomy440,0009,000
Daniel Johnson375,000-355,000
Ryan Leng325,000-15,000
Mike Sexton260,000-46,000
Kristen Bicknell200,000-119,000
Benjamin Moon187,000-95,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:51 PM Local Time
Linde Scores a Double Knockout

Franco Spitale shoved his short stack into the middle, and with action on Dylan Linde two seats over he re-shoved. It then folded around to Pete Chen in the big blind and he also moved all in.

Franco Spitale:   
Dylan Linde:   
Pete Chen:   

The board ran out      , which kept Linde's overpair in the lead, and since he had the largest chip stack both Spitale and Chen were eliminated.

Dylan Linde726,000405,000
Pete Chen0-279,000
Franco Spitale0-199,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:45 PM Local Time
Linde Clinging On

Dylan Linde has just won some chips with    on a       board. He is still down from where he started the day but it's a step in the right direction.

Dylan Linde250,000-71,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:41 PM Local Time
Loeser and Young Out of the Running

Manig Loeser

Manig Loeser and Justin Young were among the eliminations from the first level.

Manig Loeser0-382,000
Justin Young0-466,000
Liran Twito0-31,000
Robert Campbell0-242,000
Charles La Boissonniere0-244,000
Homero Salinas0-241,000
Joshua Zucchet0-116,000
Shashank Jain0-53,000
Dustin Bush0-81,000
Joseph Ruigomez0-53,000
Sreyleap Prom0-222,000
Timothy Miles0-172,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 12:32 PM Local Time
Chekuri Sends Stillwagon to the Rail

Three players, including Skyler Stillwagon and Kaylan Cheekuri, saw a flop of     with about 130,000 already in the middle. Stilweagon, first to act, bet 50,000 and only Cheekuri made the call.

After Stillwagon checked the   turn, Cheekuri put out a bet of 65,000 and Stillwagon check-called. Stillwagon again checked on the   river, Cheekuri moved all, Stillwagon made the call and was all in.

Kaylan Cheekuri:   
Skylar Stillwagon:   

Cheekuri tabled the bigger full house and sent Stillwagon to the payout desk.

Kalyan Chekuri1,116,0001,116,000
Skylar Stillwagon0-277,000
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