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

Monday, June 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

$50,000 Poker Players Championship (Event #58)

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $3,552,000
  • Entries: 74
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 28, 2019 5:42 PM Local Time
Hui Takes It After Pairing on Sixth


Phil Hui:    /     
Josh Arieh:    /      - folded

Phil Hui brought it in and called after Josh Arieh completed. Arieh then bet fourth and fifth, both of which Hui called.

When he paired his four on sixth, Hui led out and that's all it took as Arieh released his hand.

Josh Arieh12,500,000-1,100,000
Phillip Hui7,200,000635,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:36 PM Local Time
Arieh Wins a Monster Off Esposito

Josh Arieh

No-Limit Hold'em

John Esposito raised to 300,000 from the small blind, and Josh Arieh called in the big blind.

On the     flop, Esposito bet 300,000, and Arieh called.

The   fell on the turn, and Esposito bet 750,000. Arieh called again.

The   hit the river, and Esposito checked. Arieh bet 2.1 million, a little more than half of Esposito's remaining stack, and Esposito tanked for around two minutes before calling.

Arieh tabled    for runner-runner two pair, and Esposito showed a defeated    before mucking.

Josh Arieh13,600,0003,435,000
John Esposito2,000,000-3,465,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:28 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:14 PM Local Time
Hui Trips Up Arieh in Last Hand Before the Break

No-Limit Hold'em

Josh Arieh raised to 210,000 under the gun and Phil Hui called from the small blind. John Esposito folded from the big and it was heads-up action to the     flop.

Hui check-called a bet of 150,000 before both players checked the   turn.

When the   completed the board on the river, Hui bet 200,000 and Arieh thought long and hard before making the call.

Hui rolled over the    for trip aces and Arieh mucked.

The final three players are now on a 15-minute break.

Josh Arieh10,165,000-1,935,000
Phillip Hui6,565,0002,265,000
John Esposito5,465,000-635,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:07 PM Local Time
Smooth Eight Reaps Rewards For Hui

2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised the button, then called when Phil Hui made it three bets in the small blind.

Hui drew one, then bet after Arieh drew three on the first draw. Arieh called.

Hui drew one again, and Arieh drew two on the second draw. Hui bet and Arieh called.

Hui was pat on the final draw, and Arieh took a card. Hui bet and Arieh tanked for a minute before calling, only to muck after Hui tabled      .

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Friday, June 28, 2019 5:04 PM Local Time
Bryce Yockey Eliminated in 4th Place ($325,989)

Bryce Yockey

2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised on the button and Bryce Yockey three-bet out of the small blind. Arieh called.

Yockey was dealt a pat hand and Arieh started with a two-card draw. Yockey bet and Arieh called.

Arieh peeled one on the second draw and thought a bit before calling Yockey's bet.

Arieh still needed one and Yockey moved all in for last 280,000. Arieh hit the jackpot, calling while rolling over      .

Yockey couldn't believe what he saw. "You got the wheel? I got number two," he said, shell-shocked. "Wow."

After several doubles, Yockey's grind came to an end as he was eliminated in 4th place for a $325,989 payday.

Josh Arieh12,100,0001,500,000
Bryce Yockey0-1,300,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:56 PM Local Time
Yockey Scoops to Double Through Esposito

Stud Hi-Lo

Bryce Yockey:     /     
John Esposito:    /      /  

Bryce Yockey brought it in with a deuce up and then called when John Esposito completed with a queen. The latter bet fourth and the former called.

Esposito bet again on fifth and called when Yockey moved all in for just 5,000 more. Esposito was ahead with a pair of queens but after sixth and seventh were run out Yockey made a six-high straight to scoop.

John Esposito6,100,000-700,000
Bryce Yockey1,300,000805,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:52 PM Local Time
Arieh Wins a Big Stud Hi-Lo Pot

Josh Arieh

Stud Hi-Lo

John Esposito:    /      /  
Josh Arieh:    /      /  

Phil Hui brought it in with the  , and John Esposito called. Josh Arieh completed, Hui folded and Esposito called. Arieh bet fourth and fifth streets, and Esposito called. Esposito bet sixth street, and Arieh raised. Esposito called, then called one final bet from Arieh on seventh street.

Arieh tabled     from his hand for kings full, and Esposito mucked.

Josh Arieh10,600,0001,600,000
John Esposito6,800,000-1,600,000
Phillip Hui4,300,000200,000
Bryce Yockey495,000-210,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:47 PM Local Time
Esposito Folds Two Pair

Stud Hi-Lo

John Esposito brought in with the  , Josh Arieh completed with the   and they both called after Phil Hui raised with the  .

Hui paired his ace on fourth and bet, earning a call from Esposito and a fold from Arieh.

Esposito hit a third low card on his board on fifth but he folded to Hui's bet, showing two pair, sevens and threes.

Hui:    /    
Esposito:    /     - folded on fifth
Arieh:    /    - folded on fourth

Josh Arieh9,000,000-800,000
John Esposito8,400,000200,000
Phillip Hui4,100,000700,000
Bryce Yockey705,000-595,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:39 PM Local Time
Yockey Wins Three-Bet Pot on the Flop

Limit Hold'em

Josh Arieh raised the button to 300,000 and called when Bryce Yockey three-bet to 450,000 from the small blind.

When the flop fell    , Yockey bet 150,000 from his short stack and Arieh folded.

Josh Arieh9,800,000-450,000
Bryce Yockey1,300,000300,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:31 PM Local Time
Yockey Doubles Back Over a Million

Bryce Yockey


Bryce Yockey brought it in with the  , and John Esposito completed with the  . Josh Arieh made it two bets with the  , Yockey called off his remaining 200,000, and Esposito called. Esposito folded to a bet from Arieh on fourth street when Esposito caught a   and Arieh a  .

Bryce Yockey:      /    
Josh Arieh:      /    

After seventh street, the players fully revealed their hands, and Yockey's ten-eight was good enough to double through Arieh's ten-nine.

Josh Arieh9,600,000-300,000
John Esposito8,200,000-200,000
Phillip Hui3,400,000-100,000
Bryce Yockey1,000,000640,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:26 PM Local Time
Yockey Doubles with Ugly Hand


John Esposito brought in, Josh Arieh completed and Bryce Yockey called all in for his last 80,000. Esposito called as well but he folded to Arieh's bet on fourth street.

Yockey:    /      /  
Arieh:    /      /  

Yockey's board rolled out badly as he finished only with a queen-ten but Arieh double paired his hand and Yockey found a double.

Josh Arieh9,900,000-100,000
John Esposito8,400,000-300,000
Bryce Yockey360,000250,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:24 PM Local Time
Yockey Left with Crumbs After Big Razz Hand


Bryce Yockey:     /     
Phil Hui:     /     

Bryce Yockey completed with a three up and called when Phil Hui three-bet with a deuce. Yockey then called a bet on fourth before taking the lead on fifth and tossing out a bet.

Hui called and then called bets on both sixth and seventh. Yockey tabled an eight-six low but it was no good as Hui held a seven-six.

Phillip Hui3,500,0001,400,000
Bryce Yockey110,000-1,600,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:21 PM Local Time
Arieh's Board Forces a Fold


Phil Hui:    /    - folded
John Esposito:    /     
Josh Arieh:    /     

Josh Arieh brought it in with the  , and Phil Hui completed. John Esposito called, as did Arieh. Esposito bet fourth street, and only Arieh called. Esposito bet fifth and sixth street, and Arieh called on fifth street, but gave up on sixth street with a double paired board.

Josh Arieh10,000,000-600,000
John Esposito8,700,000800,000
Phillip Hui2,100,000-100,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:20 PM Local Time
Hui Quartered by Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

Josh Arieh raised on the button and Phil Hui called in the big blind.

Hui led out on     and Arieh called.

Hui slowed down on the   turn and checked. Arieh bet and Hui called.

The   river filled the low draw and Hui bet again, getting a call from Arieh.

Both players had the nut low but Arieh took three-quarters of his pot thanks to a pair of deuces with      while Hui played only ace-high for the high, showing     .

Josh Arieh10,600,000700,000
Phillip Hui2,200,000-800,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:15 PM Local Time
Yockey Spikes a Heart to Stay Alive

Bryce Yockey

Omaha Hi-Lo

Bryce Yockey raised under the gun and Josh Arieh defended his big blind to see a     flop. Arieh led out, Yockey called, and the   appeared on the turn.

Arieh bet again and called when Yockey raised all in for 385,000 total.


Arieh was ahead with a pair of kings while Yockey had the best low draw along with a heart flush draw. The   river completed that flush and Yockey shipped the much-needed double.

Josh Arieh9,900,000-800,000
Bryce Yockey1,710,000510,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:10 PM Local Time
Esposito Leads Turn to Victory

Omaha Hi-Lo

Josh Arieh raised from under the gun, and John Esposito called.

Esposito check-called a bet from Arieh on the     flop, and Esposito led out on the   turn. Arieh gave it some thought, then folded.

Josh Arieh10,700,000-400,000
John Esposito7,900,000800,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:09 PM Local Time
Hui Gets Some Breathing Room


Phil Hui completed, John Esposito called and Hui continued despite adding a two to his board while Esposito had jack-queen suited out. Esposito raised and Hui called.

Fifth street was checked by both players but Hui bet on sixth and seventh street again. Esposito called on sixth but he wouldn't make it to the showdown as he folded to Hui's final shell.

Hui:    /      /  
Esposito:    /      /  

John Esposito7,100,000-800,000
Phillip Hui3,000,000700,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 4:03 PM Local Time
Yockey Continues to Slide


Bryce Yockey:    /      /  
Josh Arieh:     /     

Josh Arieh had the bring in and he called after Bryce Yockey completed. Arieh then check-called bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth before action went check-check on seventh.

Arieh tabled aces up and it was good as Yockey sent his cards to the muck.

Josh Arieh11,100,0001,100,000
Bryce Yockey1,200,000-800,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:57 PM Local Time
Two Shoves and a Raise and Take It

Josh Arieh

No-Limit Hold'em

Josh Arieh raised to 205,000 from the button, and Bryce Yockey three-bet shoved for 1.62 million from the small blind. Arieh folded.

The next hand, Arieh raised to 205,000 from under the gun, and everyone folded.

On the last hand of this round of No-Limit Hold'em, Phil Hui raised to 160,000 on the button, and Josh Arieh shoved to put Hui at risk for his last 2.46 million. Hui folded.

Josh Arieh10,000,000300,000
John Esposito7,900,000-200,000
Phillip Hui2,300,000-200,000
Bryce Yockey2,000,000-275,000