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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 4:17 PM Local Time
Break Time Again

The remaining players have just been sent on their second 15-minute break of the day.

Monday, July 15, 2019 4:16 PM Local Time
Zyrin Out, Chen Up

Anatolii Zyrin raised to 350,000, leaving 80,000 behind. Robert Angeleri was the biggest stack at the table and three-bet to 800,000 on the cutoff. Shi Chen was playing out of the small blind and went over the top again, betting 1,065,000 all in. When the action came back to Zyrin, he called the rest and Angeleri made up the difference as well.

Shi Chen:   
Robert Angeleri:   
Anatolii Zyrin:   

There was a king in the window on a     flop and Zyrin was looking for a queen to hit broadway. The   was a brick and a   river was too little too late for Angeleri. Zyrin hit the rail and Angeleri is still in good shape even after that loss, whilst Chen is on the up.

Robert Angeleri3,150,000-800,000
Shi Chen2,725,0002,409,000
Anatolii Zyrin0-1,000,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 4:14 PM Local Time
One Spade Too Many

Denis Gnidash moved all in and from the next seat over Sohale Khalili moved all in behind for less.

Sohale Khalili:   
Denis Gnidash:   

The     flop was a great one for Khalili, but the   turn made the board a little scary and the  river was a nightmare card for Khalili as he was four-flushed by Gnidash and sent to the rail.

Denis Gnidash1,275,000217,000
Sohale Khalili0-1,650,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:59 PM Local Time
Day 2 Eliminations Thus Far
Colin Robinson0-950,000
Hiroyuki Noda00
Skylar Stillwagon00
Jean Souprayenmestry0-65,500
Joshua Zucchet00
Marcello Azevedo00
Brian McKinney0-220,000
Mathias Bennick0-226,000
Stuart Marshak0-168,000
Jeff Siegal0-53,000
Marcelo Giordano Mendes00
Aristeidis Moschonas00
Michael Haberman00
Rick Alvarado00
Taehyung Kim00
Joe Cada00
Felix Kuermayr0-284,000
Eyyal Altar0-212,000
Pablo Brito00
Jeffrey Kelley00
Henry Grunzweig00
Ahamad Meman00
Laurynas Levinskas00
Yuki Hamada00
Paraskevas Tsokaridis0-410,000
Andrew Macdonald00
Mike Leah00
Tom Franklin00
Kane Kalas00
Bruno Desimoni00
Christopher Conrad00
Pete Chen00
Franco Spitale00
Daniel Rezaei0-23,000
Charles La Boissonniere00
Kfir Nahum00
Michel Dattani00
Joseph Ruigomez00
Dustin Bush00
Phil Hellmuth00
Sreyleap Prom00
Josh Weiss00
Joshua Suyat00
Shashank Jain00
Timothy Miles00
Brett McCollum0-109,000
Liran Twito00
Trung Pham00
Fabian Gumz00
Zinan Xu0-281,000
Yosuke Sekiya00
Christian Pham00
Daniel Chan0-78,000
Nicholas Stowell0-102,000
Jason Wheeler00
Mark Radoja0-387,000
Manig Loeser00
Jon Lactaoen0-483,000
Michael Mizrachi00
Kiryl Radzivonau00
Tony Sinishtaj00
Dustin Kruse00
Homero Salinas00
Robert Campbell00
Justin Young00
Himmat Singh0-63,000
Saar Katoa0-220,000
Sean Legendre00
Shawn Barnett0-388,000
Maxim Lykov00
Kyle Aiken0-230,000
Dong Ji00
Anton Wigg0-850,000
Tyan Tosoc00
Deividas Kvaselis0-466,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez00
JoJo Contino0-151,000
Jack Salter00
David Ormsby00
Erik Cajelais00
Matt Russell00
James Pavlick0-400,000
Pojana Jenne0-89,000
Ian O'Hara0-705,000
George Brenner00
Brock Wilson0-370,000
Waikiat Lee00
Toshiyuki Onda0-597,000
Robert Lipkin0-880,000
Conrad Coetzer0-299,000
Mike Sexton00
Kevin Killeen00
Mikolaj Zawadzki00
Alex Paredes0-139,000
Meder Suyundukov00
Aleksandr Gofman00
Brett Murray00
Gabriel Andrade00
Steven Wolansky0-1,300,000
Kristen Bicknell00
Matthew Lambrecht0-339,000
Lawrence Kiang00
Siddharth Mundada00
Mohammad Mufti0-467,000
Macradij Yacoubian00
Hyndi Khomutetsky00
Larry Nance00
Everett Carlton00
Brian Croak00
Paul Cogliano00
Jeffrey Rothstein00
Mario De La Puente00
Kenny Smaron00
Francisco Lingaling00
Renato Borromeo0-454,000
Lee Watkinson00
Stanislav Angelov00
Xiao Yu00
Takashi Ogura00
Ray Qartomy00
Brian Huh00
Lawrence Kern0-352,000
Bruno Battaglia00
Robert Vernarec00
Vegard Ropstad00
Jasthi Kumar00
Ali Eslami00
Kalyan Cheekuri00
Andrew Ostapchenko00
Benjamin Moon00
Mounim Kaddouri00
Nate Bandy00
David Goodman00
Richard Lanes00
Morgane Portier0-162,000
Bertrand Grospellier00
Karen Sarkisyan00
Jeff Sluzinski0-144,000
Ryan O'Sullivan0-193,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:50 PM Local Time
Fisher Reels in a Big One

Steven Wolansky raised it to 125,000 from the hijack and was called by Christoher Fisher on the button and Patrick Eskandar from his big blind.

Eskandar checked the     flop, Wolansky continued for 215,000 and both players called. After Eskandar checked the   turn Wolansky moved all in. Fisher asked for a count and when the dealer confirmed 1,270,000, Fisher went into the tank for about a minute before he moved all in behind, which got a fold from Eskandar.

Christopher Fisher:   
Steven Wolansky:   

Fisher saw that his king-high flush draw was no good, but he also had the top pair that needed to hold, which it did on the   river. The big pot was sent to Fisher and Wolansky was sent to the payout desk. Eskandar said that he folded ace-jack and that if Fisher didn't call he would have made the call.

Christopher Fisher3,500,0003,000,000
Patrick Eskandar1,475,0001,191,000
Steven Wolansky0-1,300,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:48 PM Local Time
Robinson Doubles Through Trofimov

Jerry Robinson moved all in for 505,000 and was looked up by Dragos Trofimov in the small blind.

Jerry Robinson:   
Dragos Trofimov:   

The first card out on the     flop was an ace and Robinson had it locked up on the   turn, with the   making no difference and Trofimov and Robinson have swapped places in the counts.

Jerry Robinson1,750,000700,000
Dragos Trofimov520,000-1,330,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:45 PM Local Time
Anderson Takes a Hit From Yea

It was all going so well for Kyle Anderson but he has come unstuck after a run of cards that have not worked out in his favor. Just now it folded round to Steve Yea who moved all in for 700,000 on the button and Kyle Anderson was in the big blind and woke up with a hand good enough to call.

Steve Yea:   
Kyle Anderson:   

The     flop connected for both players but Anderson moved a little further into the lead at this point. The   turn gave Yea trips and with no ace on the   river, Anderson had to count out the chips to hand over.

Steve Yea1,570,000-210,000
Kyle Anderson225,000-1,425,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:34 PM Local Time
Johnson Dispatches Perry

Adam Johnson moved all in for 100,000 from late position and Ralph Perry hit the tank in the big blind. He didn't have much back and opted to call it off.


Johnson was well out in front and his kicker made the difference after the board ran out      . With that, Perry headed for the payout desk.

Adam Johnson180,00069,000
Ralph Perry0-250,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:33 PM Local Time
Updated Counts
Robert Angeleri3,950,0003,540,000
Daniel Neilson3,500,0002,825,000
Vincas Tamasauskas3,100,0002,704,000
Fahredin Mustafov1,925,0001,175,000
JC Tran1,670,0001,389,000
Shaun Deeb1,500,000620,000
Pete Males1,450,0001,018,000
Ryan Leng1,400,0001,075,000
Rex Clinkscales835,000720,000
Natalie Teh650,00087,000
Mastoshi Kato200,0009,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:33 PM Local Time
Sexton among Recent Eliminations

Mike Sexton

Mike Sexton, Bertrand Grospellier and Kristen Bicknell was among the recent list of players whose Day 2 had come to an end.

Kevin Killeen0-760,000
Laurynas Levinskas0-469,000
Mikolaj Zawadzki0-379,800
Pablo Brito0-385,000
Aleksandr Gofman0-249,000
Bertrand Grospellier0-306,000
Mike Sexton0-450,000
David Ormsby0-365,000
Andrew Ostapchenko0-783,000
Kfir Nahum0-411,000
Kristen Bicknell0-465,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:27 PM Local Time
Reels Loses a Small One Then Wins a Big One

In the first hand Jason Reels raised it to 125,000 and Ralph Perry moved all in. With action back on Reels he asked for an exact count. The dealer confirmed 780,000 total, which sent Reels into the tank for over a minute before he flashed the   and folded.

Two hands later the under-the-gun player raised it to 125,000 and Ralph Perry again three-bet shoved all in. Action folded around to Reels in the big blind, he four-bet shoved for less and the original raiser folded.

Ralph Perry:   
Jason Reels:   

The     was an action flop for both players, with Perry flopping top set and Reels flopping the nutflush draw. The   turn gave Reels additional outs to the Broadway straight and the   was one of those outs, which sent the huge pot to Reels and left Perry with just 250,000.

Jason Reels1,750,00020,000
Ralph Perry250,000-54,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:15 PM Local Time
Korenev Squeezes

Roman Korenev

Day 1a chipleader Roman Korenev has just taken a nice pot after moving all in for 615,000 over a cutoff open to 110,000 from Sohale Khalili and a button flat by Carlos Chang. Neither player made the call and Korenev pulls back some of the chips he's lost over the course of the day so far.

Sohale Khalili1,650,0001,290,000
Carlos Chang1,065,000815,000
Roman Korenev940,000-258,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:09 PM Local Time
Salter and Murray Among Latest Eliminations

Jack Salter

Jack Salter and Brett Murray are among the latest casualties.

Jack Salter0-417,000
Brett Murray0-346,000
Meder Suyundukov0-340,000
Nate Bandy0-760,000
Vegard Ropstad0-330,000
Robert Vernarec0-175,000
George Brenner0-301,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez0-754,000
Siddharth Mundada0-180,000
Lawrence Kiang0-748,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:05 PM Local Time
Khalili Doubles Up and Not Once, But Twice

In the first hand, Sohale Khalili moved all in from under-the-gun for his last 65,000, and when action got to Gabriel Andrade in late position he three-bet to175,000 to isolate and the remaining players got out of the way.

Sohale Khalili:   
Gabriel Andrade:   

Khalili was behind but had two live cards and hit one on the river on the       runout. Andrade was left short and was eliminated two hands later.

In the second hand, action folded to Jared Kwong in the small blind and he shoved all in. Khalili made the call and was again all in for his tournament life, only that time he was ahead and needed his hand to hold.

Sohale Khalili:   
Jared Kwong:   

The board ran out      , which paired Khalili's queen on the turn and secured his second-straight double-up.

Jared Kwong1,575,0001,246,000
Sohale Khalili360,000-323,000
Gabriel Andrade0-120,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:47 PM Local Time
Trofimov Gets Lucky

Dragos Trofimov

Jeff Gross opened to 100,000 in early position and Dragos Trofimov moved all in for 825,000 in middle position. Siddharth Mundada was sat on his left and he went all in for 1,000,000. Back on Gross and he told Mundada that he would fold as he thought he had two queens. Gross wasn't too far off when the cards were turned over.

Dragos Trofimov:   
Siddharth Mundada:   

Trofimov was looking for an ace and there was one in the window on the     flop. With no case king on the   turn or   river, the pot was Trofimov's. Relieved, the Moldovan said "phew, that was a big one!" as he breathed a sigh of relief.

Jeff Gross2,200,000-410,000
Dragos Trofimov1,850,0001,137,000
Siddharth Mundada180,000-253,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:45 PM Local Time
Robinson Doesn't Mess Around

Colin Robinson had opened to 80,000 under the gun and only Meder Suyundukov wanted to play, defending his big blind.

On a     flop, Robinson set Suyundukov all in when checked to and it didn't take Suyundukov long to decide to fold.

Colin Robinson950,000652,000
Meder Suyundukov340,000180,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:42 PM Local Time
More Eliminations

These players have all made their way to the payout desk.

David Goodman0-264,000
Takashi Ogura0-323,000
Bruno Battaglia0-290,000
Stanislav Angelov0-278,000
Lee Watkinson0-379,000
Xiao Yu0-329,000
Karen Sarkisyan0-324,000
Ali Eslami0-162,000
Ray Qartomy0-440,000
Macradij Yacoubian0-272,000
Brian Huh0-118,000
Richard Lanes0-268,000
Kalyan Cheekuri0-1,165,000
Larry Nance0-259,000
Jasthi Kumar0-368,000
Mounim Kaddouri0-155,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:38 PM Local Time
Cajelais and Russell Ousted by Anderson

Erik Cajelais

Three players were all in preflop. Erik Cajelais was down to fumes and had got it in, as had Kyle Anderson and Matt Russell.

Kyle Anderson:   
Matt Russell:   
Erik Cajelais:   

It was a cooler for Matt Rusell, who'd run a very premium hand into Anderson's aces and when the completed       board was out, it was a double knockout scored for Anderson, who is on the rise.

Kyle Anderson1,650,000960,000
Erik Cajelais0-599,000
Matt Russell0-425,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:33 PM Local Time
Cohen Takes It on the Turn

Louie Cohen raised it up to 85,000 and was called by Kyle Aiken from his small blind.

Aiken checked the     flop, Cohen continued for 80,000 and Aiken came along. The dealer spread the   turn, and after Aiken checked again Cohen moved all in, which got a check-fold from Aiken.

Louie Cohen430,000-140,000
Kyle Aiken230,000-345,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 2:29 PM Local Time
Chip Counts

With the bustouts still rolling in and expensive blinds, there has been a lot of change in the counts. It has been a great day so far for Maxwell Young and Jonathan Tamayo who are both chipped up right now.

Maxwell Young2,110,0001,782,000
Ari Engel1,525,000589,000
Jonathan Tamayo1,180,0001,077,000
Pat Lyons750,00030,000
Fahredin Mustafov750,000170,000
Ian O'Hara705,000-51,000
Mike Sexton450,00010,000