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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 2:15 PM Local Time
Arieh Flirting with 10 Million

Omaha Hi-Lo

Josh Arieh raised the button and Bryce Yockey defended his big blind to see an     flop.

Yockey checked, Arieh bet, and Yockey check-raised. Arieh called and then both players checked the   turn.

When the   completed the board on the river, Yockey checked and folded when Arieh tossed out a bet.

Josh Arieh9,700,000100,000
Bryce Yockey3,300,000-500,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:13 PM Local Time
Yockey Gets A Quarter

Omaha Hi-Lo

Bryce Yockey raised from under the gun, and Phil Hui made it three bets from the cutoff. Yockey called.

On the     flop, Yockey bet and Hui called.

Yockey checked the   turn, then called a bet from Hui.

Yockey bet the   river, and Hui raised. Yockey called, tabling      for a jack-high straight and a low. Hui showed      for the same straight and the nut low, and he quartered Yockey.

Phillip Hui4,500,000435,000
Bryce Yockey3,800,000-500,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:09 PM Local Time
Esposito Clips Deeb

John Esposito


Shaun Deeb completed with a ten and John Esposito, who had brought in, called with a four.

They checked to sixth street where Deeb's board improved to four-to-a-straight. He bet and Esposito called.

Both players checked the river and Esposito took it down with a pair of kings as Deeb couldn't squeeze a better river card.

Esposito:     /     
Deeb:     /     

John Esposito3,500,000400,000
Shaun Deeb1,300,000-400,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 2:04 PM Local Time
Arieh Flashes Aces


Arieh:    /    
Deeb:    /     - Folded

Phil Hui brought it in showing the   and Josh Arieh completed. Shaun Deeb then raised it, Hui folded, and Arieh just called.

Arieh called a bet on fourth before checking on fifth. Deeb bet and Arieh woke up with a check-raise. That did the trick as Deeb released his hand after pondering for a few moments.

Arieh then showed him his aces in the hole.

Josh Arieh9,600,000800,000
Shaun Deeb1,300,000-800,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:57 PM Local Time
Arieh Nears Nine Million

Josh Arieh


Bryce Yockey:    /      /  
John Esposito:    /     - folded
Josh Arieh:    /      /  

Bryce Yockey brought it in with the  , John Esposito completed, Josh Arieh called, and Yockey called. Esposito bet fourth street, and both of his opponents called again. Yockey took the lead on fifth street and bet, which chased out Esposito. Arieh raised, prompting Yockey to peek back at his hole cards before calling. Yockey checked sixth street and Arieh bet. Yockey spent a minute in the tank before calling.

Seventh street was checked through, and Yockey showed     for kings up. Arieh showed     for three sixes, however, and Arieh took down the pot.

Josh Arieh8,800,0001,100,000
Bryce Yockey4,300,000-900,000
John Esposito3,100,000-500,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:49 PM Local Time
Two Three-Bets from Yockey

No-Limit Hold'em

The first no-limit hold'em round hasn't brought any major confrontation. Bryce Yockey was the most active player, three-betting twice. He forced folds on both occasions.

Yockey first made it 500,000 out of the big blind, following Josh Arieh's 130,000-raise from the button.

His second three-bet came versus Shaun Deeb who opened the cutoff to 140,000 and folded when Yockey made it 400,000 on his left.

Josh Arieh7,700,000-135,000
Bryce Yockey5,200,000400,000
Shaun Deeb2,100,0000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:42 PM Local Time
Yockey with the Continuation-Bet

Bryce Yockey

No-Limit Hold'em

Bryce Yockey raised to 140,000 under the gun and John Esposito called from the button. Shaun Deeb came along from the big blind and it was three-way action to the flop, which came down    .

Deeb checked, Yockey continued for 225,000, and Esposito folded. Deeb did the same and Yockey won the pot.

Bryce Yockey4,800,000400,000
John Esposito3,600,000-200,000
Shaun Deeb2,100,000-275,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:38 PM Local Time
Esposito Wins Raising War

2-7 Triple Draw

Bryce Yockey raised on the button, and John Esposito made it three bets in the big blind. Yockey made it four bets and Esposito called.

Both players drew one on the first draw, and both players checked. Esposito stood pat on the second draw, while Yockey took a card. Esposito bet and Yockey raised. Esposito made it three bets and Yockey tanked for a minute before flinging his hand to the muck.

Bryce Yockey4,400,000-945,000
John Esposito3,800,0001,225,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:31 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:15 PM Local Time
Break Time

The final five players are off on a 15-minute break.

Josh Arieh7,835,000-65,000
Bryce Yockey5,345,00045,000
Phillip Hui4,065,000-35,000
John Esposito2,575,000-25,000
Shaun Deeb2,375,000-25,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:15 PM Local Time
Yockey Wins Last Hand Before Break

2-7 Triple Draw

Bryce Yockey raised in the first position and Shaun Deeb called from the big blind.

Both pitched two and Deeb called a bet from Yockey.

Deeb changed two again while Yockey improved to a one-card draw. Deeb checked, Yockey bet, and Deeb called.

Deeb needed one on the last draw and Yockey stood pat. Deeb check-called one more time and Yockey showed      , which prompted Deeb to muck.

Bryce Yockey5,300,000700,000
Shaun Deeb2,400,000-500,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:14 PM Local Time
Esposito Pat-Folds After Last Draw

John Esposito

2-7 Triple Draw

Bryce Yockey raised the cutoff and John Esposito called from the small blind. Josh Arieh came along from the big and the trio each drew two cards.

Two checks saw Yockey continue and both his opponents called. All three players drew one and it was Esposito who came out with a bet. Both Arieh and Yockey called and drew one apiece while Esposito stood pat.

Esposito checked and that opened the door for Arieh to bet. Yockey got out of the way and Esposito studied Arieh long and hard. At one point it looked as if Esposito was going for calling chips and that got a reaction from Arieh, who looked as if he was going to table his hand.

The motion may have influenced Esposito who ultimately laid down his hand.

Josh Arieh7,900,000900,000
Bryce Yockey4,600,000-200,000
John Esposito2,600,000-500,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:07 PM Local Time
Esposito Takes Last Hand Of Stud Hi-Lo

Stud Hi-Lo

Phil Hui:    /     - folded
John Esposito:    /    

Shaun Deeb brought it in with the  , and Phil Hui completed. John Esposito made it two bets, and only Hui called. Hui called on more bet on fourth street, but gave up after Esposito bet again on fifth street.

Phillip Hui4,100,000-500,000
John Esposito3,100,000200,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:05 PM Local Time
Bad Fourth Street for Arieh

Stud Hi-Lo

Phil Hui brought in with the   and John Esposito completed on his left, also having a seven out. Josh Arieh raised with a king and Esposito was his only caller.

Esposito hit an ace on fourth street while Arieh spiked a two. Esposito bet and Arieh gave up.

Esposito:    /   
Arieh:    /    - folded on fourth street

Josh Arieh7,000,000-400,000
John Esposito2,900,000300,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 1:00 PM Local Time
Deeb and Esposito Chop a Big One

Stud Hi-Lo

Deeb:     /     
Esposito:    /      /  

After Josh Arieh brought it in showing the  , Shaun Deeb completed and John Esposito called. Arieh got out of the way and Deeb check-called a bet on fourth.

Deeb again check-called on fifth before leading out on sixth. Esposito raised, Deeb made it three bets, and Esposito called. Esposito then called a bet on seventh with the low and he chopped with Deeb, who had a full boat for the high.

Shaun Deeb2,900,000200,000
John Esposito2,600,0000
Friday, June 28, 2019 12:54 PM Local Time
Hui Raises Yockey

Limit Hold'em

Bryce Yockey raised in the small blind, and Phil Hui called in the big blind.

Both players checked the     flop, and the   fell on the turn. Yockey bet, and Hui quickly raised. Yockey thought for about a minute, mumbling to himself in contemplation before folding, to the delight of Hui's enthusiastic rail.

Bryce Yockey4,800,000-500,000
Phillip Hui4,600,000400,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 12:52 PM Local Time
Yockey Bets Out Arieh

Limit Hold'em

Bryce Yockey raised, Josh Arieh reraised from the small blind and Yockey called.

Arieh bet on the     flop, Yockey raised and Arieh called.

The   hit the turn and Arieh check-called a bet from Yockey.

Yockey fired again on the   river and Arieh gave it a brief thought before he folded.

Josh Arieh7,400,000-700,000
Bryce Yockey5,300,000600,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 12:49 PM Local Time
Hui Takes It with Continuation-Bet

Limit Hold'em

Phil Hui raised the button to 200,000 and John Esposito and Josh Arieh called from the small and big blinds respectively.

Both Esposito and Arieh checked the     flop and folded when Hui continued for 100,000.

Josh Arieh8,100,0000
Phillip Hui4,200,000300,000
John Esposito2,600,000-300,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 12:45 PM Local Time
Esposito Can't Get There

Pot-Limit Omaha

John Esposito raised to 100,000 from the cutoff, and Josh Arieh three-bet to 225,000 on the button. Bryce Yockey called in the big blind, and Esposito made the call as well.

Action checked through the     flop, and the   fell on the turn. Action checked to Arieh, who bet 375,000. Yockey quickly folded, and Esposito called.

The   fell on the river, and Esposito checked. Arieh eventually checked behind, and after Esposito showed his      for a myriad of busted draws and a pair of nines, Arieh showed his      for trip threes and the winner.

Josh Arieh8,100,000900,000
John Esposito2,900,000-800,000
Friday, June 28, 2019 12:36 PM Local Time
Deeb Wins on Flop

Pot-Limit Omaha

Josh Arieh raised to 125,000, Shaun Deeb called on his left, Bryce Yockey called on the button and Phil Hui joined from the big blind.

The four players went to the     flop where Deeb fired 350,000. Three folds followed and Deeb took it down right there.

Josh Arieh7,200,000-200,000
Bryce Yockey4,700,000-200,000
Phillip Hui3,900,000-200,000
Shaun Deeb2,700,000400,000