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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 3:54 PM Local Time
Esposito on the Rise

John Esposito and Josh Arieh

No-Limit Hold'em

John Esposito raised to 230,000 on his button and Josh Arieh countered with a three-bet to 600,000 from the small blind. Esposito took his time and then called.

Arieh continued to bet on the     flop and Esposito called the 525,000-price.

The turn was the   and Arieh barrelled for 1,115,000. Esposito moved all in for around 4.5 million and Arieh instantly threw his cards away.

Josh Arieh9,700,000-1,700,000
John Esposito8,100,0002,100,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:45 PM Local Time
Arieh Picks Off Esposito

Josh Arieh

2-7 Triple Draw

John Esposito raised under the gun and Josh Arieh called from the button. Both blinds folded and then the two active players both drew two before checking.

Again both players drew two cards and this time Esposito bet. Arieh called, Esposito stood pat, and Arieh took one.

Esposito bet for the second time and Arieh took his time before making the call.


Arieh made a nice call and took down the pot.

Josh Arieh11,400,0001,000,000
John Esposito6,000,000-900,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:40 PM Local Time
Esposito Crushing In Deuce

Phil Hui and John Esposito

2-7 Triple Draw

Phil Hui raised from under the gun, and John Esposito made it three bets on the button. Hui called.

Hui took two cards and Esposito took one on the first draw, and Hui check-called a bet from Esposito.

Hui took two cards and Esposito took one again on the second draw, and both players checked.

Both players took a single card on the final draw, and Hui bet. Esposito raised and Hui quickly folded.

John Esposito6,900,0001,000,000
Phillip Hui2,900,000-900,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:39 PM Local Time
Hui's Turn to Take from Arieh

2-7 Triple Draw

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

Both pitched two and Arieh check-called a bet from Hui.

Arieh changed two and Hui needed only one. Arieh check, Hui bet and Arieh folded his hand, ending the hand before the final draw.

Josh Arieh10,400,000-400,000
Phillip Hui3,800,000290,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:38 PM Local Time
Esposito the Pat-Pat Man

2-7 Triple Draw

Josh Arieh raised under the gun and called when John Esposito three-bet from the big blind. The former drew two and the latter one.

Esposito bet, Arieh called, and Esposito stood pat. Arieh drew one and then raised when Esposito bet.

Esposito wasn't deterred and called before standing pat for the second time. That got Arieh to draw one again and then action went check-check.

Esposito tabled       and it was good as Arieh sent his hand to the muck.

Josh Arieh10,800,000-1,200,000
John Esposito5,900,0001,300,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:33 PM Local Time
Esposito Roars Back on the First Hand After Break

John Esposito

2-7 Triple Draw

John Esposito raised from under the gun, and Josh Arieh made it three bets on the button. Action folded to Esposito, who made it four bets, and Arieh called.

Esposito was pat on the first draw, while Arieh took two new cards. Esposito bet, and Arieh called.

Esposito was pat again on the second draw, and Arieh took one card. Esposito bet, and Arieh called again.

On the final draw, Esposito was pat and Arieh drew one again. Esposito checked and Arieh checked behind. Esposito fanned      , and Arieh mucked.

Josh Arieh12,000,000-1,085,000
John Esposito4,600,0001,275,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:29 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:11 PM Local Time
Break Time

The final four players are off on a fifteen-minute break.

Josh Arieh13,085,00085,000
Phillip Hui3,510,000310,000
John Esposito3,325,000125,000
Bryce Yockey2,275,000-525,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 3:11 PM Local Time
Yockey and Hui Chop It Up

Stud Hi-Lo

Bryce Yockey:     /     
Phil Hui:     /     

Bryce Yockey completed showing a six and Phil Hui called with a four up. Hui then called a bet on fourth before taking the lead and checking on fifth.

Yockey bet, Hui called, and the former bet after taking the lead on sixth. Hui called and Yockey bet again on seventh. Hui raised it, Yockey called, and the two chopped it up.

Friday, June 28, 2019 3:03 PM Local Time
New Game, More of the Same for Arieh

Stud Hi-Lo

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

Phil Hui brought it in with the  , and John Esposito completed. Josh Arieh called, as did Hui. Arieh bet every street, and while Hui gave up on fourth street, Esposito stuck around until sixth street, where he folded.

Josh Arieh13,000,000700,000
Phillip Hui3,200,000-400,000
John Esposito3,200,000-600,000
Bryce Yockey2,800,000300,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:58 PM Local Time
Arieh Keeps Piling

Josh Arieh

Limit Hold'em

John Esposito raised on the button, Josh Arieh reraised and Bryce Yockey cold four-bet out of the big blind. Esposito escaped the contest and Arieh called.

The flop came down     and Arieh let Yockey fire then check-raised. Yockey called.

The   turn saw Arieh bet and Yockey tanked for over a minute before calling.

Arieh fired one more shell on the   river and Yockey quickly laid his hand down.

Josh Arieh12,300,0001,600,000
John Esposito3,800,000-800,000
Bryce Yockey2,500,000-1,000,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:55 PM Local Time
Big Slick Does the Trick for Yockey

Bryce Yockey

Limit Hold'em

Bryce Yockey raised under the gun and Phil Hui three-bet from the button. Both blinds folded and Yockey called to see the     flop.

Yockey checked, Hui bet 120,000, and Yockey check-raised to 240,000. Hui called and then called a bet of 240,000 on the   turn.

Hui called a final bet on the   river only to muck when Yockey rolled over the    for kings and threes with an ace kicker.

Phillip Hui3,600,000-1,300,000
Bryce Yockey3,500,0001,200,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:49 PM Local Time
Hui Takes One From Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

Josh Arieh raised to 150,000 from the button, and Phil Hui called in the big blind.

The     flop was checked by Hui, and Arieh bet 100,000. Hui called.

Action checked through the   turn, and on the   river, Hui bet 200,000 and Arieh folded.

Josh Arieh10,700,000-300,000
Phillip Hui4,900,000300,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:48 PM Local Time
Yockey Slipping

Pot-Limit Omaha

John Esposito raised to 150,000 on his button and Josh Arieh and Bryce Yockey called from the blinds.

The flop and turn of the       board were checked and Arieh led out 350,000 on the river. Yockey called and Esposito folded his hand.

Arieh tabled      for a rivered set and Yockey mucked his hole cards.

Josh Arieh11,000,000900,000
Bryce Yockey2,300,000-700,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:39 PM Local Time
Esposito Evens Up with Hui

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action folded to Phil Hui in the small blind and he raised to 180,000, which John Esposito called from the big.

The     flop saw Hui bet 125,000 and the fold when Esposito popped him to 400,000.

John Esposito4,600,000300,000
Phillip Hui4,600,000-400,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:35 PM Local Time
Arieh Eclipses 10 Million

Josh Arieh

Pot-Limit Omaha

John Esposito limped in from the cutoff, and Josh Arieh raised to 210,000 from the button. Bryce Yockey called in the big blind, and Esposito came along as well.

The     flop was checked to Arieh, who bet 250,000. Only Esposito called.

On the   turn, Esposito checked then folded to a bet of 525,000 from Arieh.

Josh Arieh10,100,000700,000
John Esposito4,300,000-400,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:33 PM Local Time
No Fourth Street in Razz

A round of razz hasn't seen any fourth street as all pots ended up scooped by an uncalled completion.

Josh Arieh9,400,000-200,000
Phillip Hui5,000,000400,000
John Esposito4,700,000-100,000
Bryce Yockey3,000,000-200,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:29 PM Local Time
Shaun Deeb Eliminated in 5th Place ($232,058)

Shaun Deeb

Omaha Hi-Lo

Phil Hui raised from the cutoff and John Esposito called from the button. Shaun Deeb, who was on the short stack, was in the big blind and opted to call to see a     flop.

Two checks saw Esposito bet and Deeb call, leaving himself just 55,000 back. Hui got out of the way, the dealer burned and turned the  , and Deeb bet all in. Esposito quickly called.


Deeb held two pair for the high while Esposito had the better low and a lot of outs to scoop. The dealer burned one last time and put out the   on the river. Esposito made a wheel for the low and a six-high straight to take the high.

With that, Deeb headed for the rail for a post-elimination interview with Jeff Platt.

Josh Arieh9,600,000-100,000
John Esposito4,800,000700,000
Phillip Hui4,600,000-300,000
Bryce Yockey3,200,000-100,000
Shaun Deeb0-415,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:21 PM Local Time
Esposito Leaves Deeb With Crumbs

Omaha Hi-Lo

Shaun Deeb raised from under the gun, and John Esposito called in the small blind.

Both players checked the     flop, and the   fell on the turn. Esposito bet and Deeb called.

The   fell on the river, and Esposito bet. Deeb called, only to muck after Esposito showed      for a flopped full house.

John Esposito4,100,000900,000
Shaun Deeb415,000-885,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:18 PM Local Time
Hui Flops Set

Omaha Hi-Lo

John Esposito raised under the gun and Phil Hui defended his big blind with a call.

Hui check-called on the     flop and the rest of the board ran out   and  . No further bets were made and Hui showed the best hand with     , beating Esposito's     .

Phillip Hui4,900,000400,000
John Esposito3,200,000-300,000