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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 7:07 PM Local Time
Hui Closing the Gap

Omaha Hi-Lo

Josh Arieh raised his button and Phil Hui called from the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop and the   landed on the turn. Hui led out and Arieh called.

The   river saw Hui bet again and Arieh raised. Hui called and he had the winner with      for a flopped straight.

Josh Arieh11,400,000-1,400,000
Phillip Hui10,800,0001,400,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 7:03 PM Local Time
Arieh Folds the Turn

Omaha Hi-Lo

Josh Arieh raised the button and Phil Hui called to see a     flop.

Hui checked, Arieh bet, and Hui woke up with a check-raise. Arieh called and then folded to a bet on the   turn.

Josh Arieh12,800,000-700,000
Phillip Hui9,400,000700,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:56 PM Local Time
Arieh Gives Up


Phil Hui:    /      /  
Josh Arieh:    /      /  

Phil Hui brought it in with the  , then called when Arieh completed. Arieh bet fourth and fifth street, and Hui called. Hui bet sixth and seventh streets, and while Arieh made the call on sixth street, he folded on seventh street.

Josh Arieh13,500,000-1,800,000
Phillip Hui8,700,0001,800,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:52 PM Local Time
Arieh Prevails in Raising War

No-Limit Hold'em

Phil Hui opened to 225,000, Josh Arieh three-bet to 575,000 and Hui countered with a four-bet to 1,600,000.

Arieh paused for about a minute to process the situation. Then he five-bet to 3,200,000 and Hui folded within seconds.

Josh Arieh15,300,0001,600,000
Phillip Hui6,900,000-1,600,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:44 PM Local Time
Hui Fighting Back

2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised the button and Phil Hui called. They drew three and two respectively.

Hui came out with a bet, Arieh called, and the former drew one while the latter took two.

Hui bet again and this time Arieh folded.

Josh Arieh13,700,000-1,000,000
Phillip Hui8,500,0001,000,000
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Friday, June 28, 2019 6:40 PM Local Time
Hui Gets in a Check-Raise of His Own

2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised on the button, and Phil Hui called.

Hui took two and Arieh one on the first draw, and Hui check-raised a bet from Arieh. Arieh folded.

Josh Arieh14,700,000-600,000
Phillip Hui7,500,000600,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:39 PM Local Time
Hui Ain't Scared of Arieh's Check-Raise

2-7 Triple Draw

Phil Hui raised his button, Josh Arieh called and they both pitched two cards.

Arieh checked, Hui bet and Arieh check-raised. Hui, however, made it three bets and Arieh let his hand go.

Josh Arieh15,300,0000
Phillip Hui6,900,0000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:36 PM Local Time
Hui Gives It Up on Seventh Street

Stud Hi-Lo

Phil Hui:    /      /   - Folded
Josh Arieh:    /      /  

Josh Arieh brought it in and Phil Hui just called. Arieh then check-called bets on both fourth and fifth before pairing on sixth and leading out.

Hui called and then folded to a bet on seventh.

Josh Arieh16,000,000700,000
Phillip Hui6,200,000-700,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:32 PM Local Time
Arieh Calls Down Hui

Stud Hi-Lo

Phil Hui:    /      /  
Josh Arieh:    /      /  

Josh Arieh brought it in with the  , and Hui called. Hui bet every street thereafter, and Arieh called him down. Hui flashed     for a pair of fives, but Arieh tabled     for a pair of queens and the winner.

Josh Arieh15,300,0001,600,000
Phillip Hui6,900,000-1,600,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:31 PM Local Time
Hui Working His Way Up

Stud Hi-Lo

Phil Hui completed, Josh Arieh called and Arieh raised Hui's bet on fourth. Hui called and then called again on fifth.

Arieh checked on sixth and Hui bet. Arieh called but he folded to Hui's final bet on the river.

Hui:    /      /  
Arieh:    /      /   - fold on seventh

Josh Arieh13,700,000-1,000,000
Phillip Hui8,500,0001,000,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:26 PM Local Time
Flopped Flush No Good for Arieh

Limit Hold'em

Phil Hui raised the button and Josh Arieh called to see the     flop. Arieh checked, Hui bet, and Arieh check-raised.

Hui called and then led out on the   turn. Arieh called and then called another bet on the   river.

Hui rolled over the    for a queen-high flush and it was good as Arieh showed the    for an inferior flush, which he had actually flopped.

Josh Arieh14,700,000-1,700,000
Phillip Hui7,500,0001,700,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:24 PM Local Time
Small Jabs Open Heads-Up Play


Pot-Limit Omaha

Hand #1: Josh Arieh raised to 225,000 on the button, and Phil Hui called. Hui check-folded to a bet of 200,00 from Arieh.

Hand #2: Hui raised to 200,000 on the button, and Arieh called. Arieh check-folded to a bet of 200,000 from Hui.

Hand #3: Arieh raised to 225,000 on the button and Hui folded.

Josh Arieh16,400,000200,000
Phillip Hui5,800,000-200,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:15 PM Local Time
Short Break

Josh Arieh and Phil Hui are taking a short break while preparations for heads-up play are underway.

Friday, June 28, 2019 6:12 PM Local Time
John Esposito Eliminated in 3rd Place ($466,407)

John Esposito Josh Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

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

Esposito potted again on the     flop, making it 600,000. Arieh responded with a maximum raise and called when Esposito moved all in for 2,840,000.


Esposito had aces but he was in bad shape against Arieh's two pair. Esposito needed an ace, eight or a runner-runner pair or flush to stay in the tournament.

The   turn narrowed his outs to eight cards and the   river wasn't any of them.

Josh Arieh16,200,0003,300,000
Phillip Hui6,000,000-100,000
John Esposito0-3,200,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 6:07 PM Local Time
Esposito Pots It to Win It

Pot-Limit Omaha

John Esposito limped the button and Josh Arieh called from the small blind. Phil Hui checked his option from the big and the flop came down    .

Arieh led out for 200,000, Hui called, and Esposito raised the pot to 1.1 million. That did the trick as both his opponents folded.

Josh Arieh12,900,000-300,000
Phillip Hui6,100,000-300,000
John Esposito3,200,000600,000
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Friday, June 28, 2019 5:59 PM Local Time
Battle of the High Cards Goes to Hui


Phil Hui:    /    
Josh Arieh:    /    

Josh Arieh brought it in with the  , and Phil Hui completed. John Esposito folded a  , Arieh called, then called another bet on fourth street before giving up on fifth street.

Josh Arieh13,200,000-500,000
Phillip Hui5,600,000600,000
John Esposito3,300,000-200,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:57 PM Local Time
Esposito Folds to Second Barrel

Omaha Hi-Lo

Phil Hui raised in the small blind and John Esposito called in the big.

Hui bet on the     flop and Esposito called, but he wasn't willing to invest more chips into the pot as he folded to Hui's bet on the   turn.

Josh Arieh13,700,000-200,000
Phillip Hui5,000,000900,000
John Esposito3,500,000-900,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:53 PM Local Time
Hui Drops to the Bottom of the Pack

Omaha Hi-Lo

Josh Arieh raised the button to 400,000 and called when Phil Hui three-bet to 600,000 from the small blind.

When the flop fell    , Hui bet 200,000 and called a raise from Arieh.

Hui then bet 400,000 on the   turn, Arieh called, and the   completed the board on the river.

Hui slowed down with a check and folded when Arieh bet 400,000.

Josh Arieh13,900,0001,600,000
Phillip Hui4,100,000-1,400,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:51 PM Local Time
Esposito and Arieh Chop One Up

Phillip Hui John Esposito

Omaha Hi-Lo

John Esposito raised the button, then called after Josh Arieh made it three bets in the small blind.

Arieh bet the     flop, and Esposito raised. Arieh called.

Arieh check-called a bet on the   turn, then led out on the   river. Esposito called and tabled      for aces up, and chopped with Arieh's      for a low.

Josh Arieh12,300,000-200,000
Phillip Hui5,500,000-600,000
John Esposito4,400,000800,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 5:44 PM Local Time
Esposito Claws Back


John Esposito brought in with the  , Phil Hui raised with a king, Esposito reraised and Hui fired back with a raise, receiving a call.

Both players checked on fourth street and Hui hit a jack on fifth. He led out, but Esposito cut out raising chips and Hui mucked his board and hole cards.

Esposito:    /    
Hui:    /     - folded on fifth

Phillip Hui6,100,000-1,100,000
John Esposito3,600,0001,600,000