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

Friday, May 31, 2019 to Monday, June 03, 2019

High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em for the 50th Annual (Event #5)

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $5,280,000
  • Entries: 110
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 3, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
Hands #106-109: Lichtenberger With the Better Kicker

Hand #106: Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 360,000 in the cutoff and Dmitry Yurasov defended from the big blind. The flop came     and both players quickly checked to the   on the turn. Two more checks saw the   hit the river and Yurasov finally tossed in a bet of 800,000. Lichtenberger called and Yurasov showed   . However, Lichtenberger tabled    for the same two pair but with a better kicker.

Hand #107: Andrew Lichtenberger limped from the small blind and Ben Heath checked his big blind. The two checked through the board of         and the pot went to Lichtenberger who showed   .

Hand #108: Lichtenberger limped in from the button and Sam Soverel checked his big blind. Soverel then check-folded to Lichtenberger's bet on the    flop.

Hand #109: Ben Heath opened from the button for 360,000 and took down the blinds and ante.

Ben Heath15,400,0000
Andrew Lichtenberger8,100,0001,900,000
Sam Soverel5,000,000-100,000
Dmitry Yurasov4,400,000-1,800,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:20 PM Local Time
Hands #101-105: Heath Creates Some Distance

Hand #101: With the new level of 80,000/160,000 in effect, Andrew Lichtenberger made it 375,000 to go. Big blind Sam Soverel called and the two saw a flop of     that went check-check. The   hit the turn and Soverel took down the pot with a bet of 250,000.

Hand #102: Ben Heath opened the action for 360,000 and took down the blinds and ante.

Hand #103: In a battle of the blinds, Dmitry Yurasov raised to 480,000 from the small. Lichtenberger called from the big. On a flop of    , Yurasov bet 400,000. Lichtenberger called to grow the pot to 1.92 million.

The   hit the turn and Yurasov, a seasoned online player with a ton of live experience too, checked. Lichtenberger, of who we could say the same, checked behind. The   completed the board and Yurasov checked. Lichtenberger bet 800,000 and Yurasov eventually called. Lichtenberger showed    and Yurasov mucked.

Hand #104: Ben Heath received a walk in the big blind; no action so he could grab back his big blind and big blind ante, and got the small blind as a present.

Hand #105: Lichtenberger raised his button to 375,000 and Heath three-bet to 1.5 million from the small blind. Soverel gave up his big blind, Lichtenberger called.

On    , Heath bet 1,130,000 and Lichtenberger called to grow the pot to 5,570,000. The   on the turn paired the board and Heath checked. Lichtenberger opted to check behind.

The  completed the board and Heath bet 1,480,000. Lichtenberger scratched his head and eventually folded.

Ben Heath15,400,0003,300,000
Andrew Lichtenberger6,200,000-1,400,000
Dmitry Yurasov6,200,000-2,000,000
Sam Soverel5,100,000100,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:07 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 80000/160000
Ante: 160000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:06 PM Local Time
Hands #97-100: Heath and Yurasov Chop a Big One

Hand #97: Dmitry Yurasov raised to 300,000 in the cutoff and the rest of the table folded.

Hand #98: Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 260,000 in the cutoff and Ben Heath flat-called on the button. Yurasov also came along from the big blind and the three players saw a flop of    . The action checked to Heath who tossed in a bet of 280,000 and Yurasov was the only one to stick around for the   on the turn.

Both players checked and the   completed the board. Yurasov counted out a bet of 1,350,000 and Heath raised to 3,120,000. Yurasov called and Heath turned over    only to chop the pot with    from Yurasov.

Hand #99: Heath opened to 270,000 in the cutoff and Sam Soverel re-raised to 800,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Heath gave it some thought but decided to fold as well.

Hand #100: Yurasov made it 300,000 on the button and Lichtenberger called from the small blind. Heath raised to 1,500,000 in the big blind which got snap-folds from Yurasov and Lichtenberger.

Ben Heath12,100,000500,000
Dmitry Yurasov8,200,0000
Andrew Lichtenberger7,600,000-800,000
Sam Soverel5,000,000200,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:56 PM Local Time
Hands #92-96: A Bit for Lichtenberger

Hand #92: Andrew Lichtenberger limped in from the small blind and big blind Ben Heath checked. The flop of     saw Lichtenberger bet 120,000 and Heath call. The turn brought another low card with the   and Lichtenberger bet 350,000 into 600,000. Heath called once more to grow the pot to 1.3 million going to the   river. Lichtenberger and Heath both checked and the pot went to Lichtenberger, though the cards were not shown to the reporters.

Hand #93: Dmitry Yurasov was first to act and opened for 300,000. Andrew Lichtenberger called before Heath squeezed to 1.85 million. Sam Soverel folded and eventually so did Yurasov and Lichtenberger.

Hand #94: Soverel limped in from the small blind for 60,000 extra and big blind Yurasov checked. The flop came     and Soverel checked. Yurasov bet 120,000 and Soverel called. The   on the turn had Soverel check again. Yurasov bet 400,000 into 600,000 and Soverel folded.

Hand #95: Sam Soverel opened for 310,000 from the button. Lichtenberger called from the big blind, making for an 800,000 pot going to a flop of    . Lichtenberger checked and Soverel bet 225,000. Lichtenberger called.

On the   turn, Lichtenberger checked once more. This time, Soverel checked behind and the   on the river was seen for free. Lichtenberger led out for 750,000 into 1.25 million and Soverel folded.

Hand #96: Soverel raised to 290,000 and Dmitry Yurasov three-bet to 900,000. Everyone folded, including Soverel.

Ben Heath11,600,000-100,000
Andrew Lichtenberger8,400,000700,000
Dmitry Yurasov8,200,000500,000
Sam Soverel4,800,000-1,300,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:43 PM Local Time
Hands #86-91: Two Check-Raises from Lichtenberger

Andrew Lichtenberger

Hand #86: Ben Heath opened to 270,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #87: Heath raised to 270,000 in the cutoff and Andrew Lichtenberger called from the big blind. The flop came     and Lichtenberger checked to Heath who continued for 180,000. Lichtenberger check-raised to 525,000 and Heath laid his hand down.

Hand #88: Sam Soverel made it 290,000 in the cutoff and Lichtenberger called from the small blind. The flop fell     and Lichtenberger checked. Soverel tossed in a bet of 275,000 and Lichtenberger check-raised to 900,000. Soverel mucked his hand Lichtenberger picked up his second pot in a row.

Hand #89: Lichtenberger raised to 280,000 on the button and both of the blinds folded.

Hand #90: Dmitry Yurasov was granted with a walk after everyone folded.

Hand #91: Heath raised to 270,000 in the cutoff and Yurasov three-bet to 1,060,000 in the small blind. Lichtenberger folded and Heath's cards quickly followed into the muck.

Ben Heath11,700,000-700,000
Andrew Lichtenberger7,700,0001,700,000
Dmitry Yurasov7,700,000200,000
Sam Soverel6,100,000-900,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:37 PM Local Time
Nick Petrangelo Eliminated in 5th Place ($335,181)

Nick Petrangelo

Hand #85: Dmitry Yurasov again opened, this time to the tune of 260,000 and Petrangelo three-bet to 800,000 from the button.

Ben Heath in the small blind looked left and right and cold four-bet to 1.85 million. Sam Soverel folded his big blind instantly and initial raiser Yurasov gave up too.

The action was back on Petrangelo who shoved for 3.8 million. Heath called right away.

Ben Heath:   
Nick Petrangelo:   

It was the most classic of races, this time ending up with Heath as the victor as the board ran out an uneventful        .

Nick Petrangelo exited in 5th place for $335,181, leaving the remaining four players guaranteed $458,138.

Ben Heath12,400,0004,800,000
Dmitry Yurasov7,500,000-800,000
Sam Soverel7,000,000-200,000
Andrew Lichtenberger6,000,0000
Nick Petrangelo0-3,900,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:34 PM Local Time
Hands #83-84: Yurasov Opens Twice, Wins One, Loses One

Hand #83: From the button, Dmitry Yurasov opened for 400,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes as both small blind Andrew Lichtenberger and big blind Nick Petrangelo folded.

Hand #84: Now in the cutoff, Yurasov opened for 300,000. Ben Heath called from the big blind and the two saw a flop of    . Heath check-called Yurasov's bet of 200,000 before the   hit the turn. With 1.18 million in the middle, the turn was checked through. The   completed the board and Heath bet a mere 180,000. Yurasov thought about it for a bit before he folded.

Monday, June 3, 2019 12:29 PM Local Time
Chance Kornuth Eliminated in 6th Place ($251,128)

Chance Kornuth

Hand #82: Chance Kornuth shipped all in for his last 670,000 in the cutoff and Andrew Lichtenberger called from the big blind. Kornuth, who had a miserable start to the final table, was in bad shape this hand.

Chance Kornuth:   
Andrew Lichtenberger:   

The flop came     and Kornuth was drawing slim after Lichtenberger paired his ace. The   on the turn left Kornuth drawing dead to the   on the river and he was quickly eliminated in sixth place for $251,128.

Andrew Lichtenberger6,000,000700,000
Chance Kornuth0-670,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:18 PM Local Time
Hands #79-81: Yurasov Lays a Beating on Kornuth

Dmitry Yurasov

Hand #79: Dmitry Yurasov opened to 260,000 in the hijack and Chance Kornuth defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Kornuth check-called a bet of 200,000 from Yurasov. The turn was the   and Kornuth led out for 450,000. Yurasov stuck around to see the   on the river.

Kornuth used up a time extension before announcing all in. Yurasov quickly called off his stack of 2,130,000 and the cards were tabled. Kornuth tabled    for a missed straight and flush draw while Yurasov showed    for top set to double up in the very first hand.

Hand #80: Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 250,000 from the hijack and Kornuth shoved all in for 1,840,000 in the small blind. Lichtenberger instantly folded and Kornuth collected the pot.

Hand #81: Kornuth made it 240,000 to go on the button and Yurasov called from the big blind. The flop came     and Yurasov checked to Kornuth who continued for 220,000. Yurasov called and the   landed on the turn. Both players checked and the   completed the board.

Yurasov led out for 350,000 and Kornuth raised to 1,200,000. Yurasov called and Kornuth turned over   . Yurasov held    for a stronger two pair which left Kornuth on crumbs.

Dmitry Yurasov8,300,0004,640,000
Ben Heath7,600,000-30,000
Sam Soverel7,200,000-340,000
Andrew Lichtenberger5,300,000-315,000
Nick Petrangelo3,900,000-200,000
Chance Kornuth670,000-4,330,000
Velo 690x150
Monday, June 3, 2019 12:08 PM Local Time
Play Is Back Underway

Final Table Set

With 55 minutes left in the level of 30,000/60,000, we pick up the reporting where we left off yesterday; hand 79 of the final table.

Monday, June 3, 2019 12:06 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 60000/120000
Ante: 120000
Monday, June 3, 2019 10:55 AM Local Time
The Final Six Return for Day 4 of Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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The stage has been set for the final six players in one of the largest buy-in events of the summer in Event #5: 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em. They will all gather on the main stage at the feature table today, all with one goal in common - win a 2019 World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

The fans will surely filter around the rail to catch some high-stakes action and cheer for their favorite player. Each of the six players has been here before and knows what it's like to stand on top of the poker world, other than chipleader Ben Heath. The British poker pro is looking to join the rest of his competitors in an elusive quest to capture poker greatness. Heath will hold the chip lead for the second day in a row, currently sitting on 7,630,000 chips.

He is closely followed by four American pros, Sam Soverel (7,540,000), Andrew Lichtenberger (5,615,000), Chance Kornuth (5,000,000), and Nick Petrangelo (4,100,000). Rounding out the field of six is an online sensation from Russia, Dmitry Yurasov (3,660,000), who still has plenty of chips to work with and more than enough game to finish on top.

Final Day Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States5,615,00047
2Nick PetrangeloUnited States4,100,00034
3Ben HeathUnited Kingdom7,630,00064
4Chance KornuthUnited States5,000,00042
5Sam SoverelUnited States7,540,00063
6Dmitry YurasovRussia3,660,00031

Once the field narrowed down to just six players, they each locked up a payday of at least $251,128. That will be awarded to the first player eliminated today, enough to get their 2019 summer heading in the right direction. However, along with the coveted piece of jewelry up for grabs, the winner will be taking home $1,484,085 and become the first millionaire of this year's WSOP.

There will still be 55:30 remaining in Level 20 with the blinds at 60,000/120,000 and a 120,000 big blind ante. They will still be 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after every two levels. The action is expected to get underway at 12 p.m. local time and the stream will take place on PokerGO starting at 1 p.m. You can still follow all of the action here on PokerNews as we will bring you coverage of every hand until a winner is crowned.