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

Tuesday, July 02, 2019 to Thursday, July 04, 2019

$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship (Event #72)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,109,200
  • Entries: 118
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:43 AM Local Time
Andrew Brown Leads as Solid Turnout Shows Up for $10K Limit

Andrew Brown

One of the last $10,000 buy-in events of the 2019 World Series of Poker, Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship, got started on Tuesday with Day 1. A decent field of 110 ponied up the brick, putting it right in line with last year's 114 entries with registration open until the start of Day 2.

Of that number, a little under half made it through to the next day's play. Andrew Brown is foremost among them, having min-raised his way from 60,000 to 337,000. That puts him a decent amount clear of second-placed Anthony Marsico, who finished with 283,000.

Brown already had one of the top stacks when he found a beautiful spot late in the day, holding kings against two short stacks who opted to get it in with eights and queens. The board ran out clean for Brown and he surged into a lead that he wouldn't give up.

Another player with heaps was Eli Elezra, who finished in third with 255,500. Elezra continues a fantastic series, having already scooped a WSOP bracelet. In fact, he registered late in this event due to a deep run in the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo, where he finished 11th for $23,664.

James Chen, Robert Mizrachi, Josh Arieh, Shaun Deeb and Phil Hui also punched Day 2 tickets. In contrast, Anthony Zinno, Daniel Negreanu, Dan Zack and freshly minted bracelet winner David "ODB" Baker were some of the players running dry on chips.

Day 2 kicks off with 90-minute levels starting at 4,000/8,000 limits. Come back to PokerNews to see if any stragglers hop in at the buzzer and what happens thereafter.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:14 AM Local Time
Seat Draw Day 2 Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4162Eli ElezraUnited States255,500
Amazon4164Louis HillmanUnited States84,500
Amazon4165Jameson PainterUnited States13,500
Amazon4166James ChenTaiwan226,500
Amazon4167Kyle RayUnited States237,500
Amazon4168Juha HelppiFinland130,500
Amazon4169Robert ComoUnited States85,500
Amazon4171Eracles PanayiotouUnited States166,000
Amazon4172Robert MizrachiUnited States219,000
Amazon4173Anh Van NguyenCanada33,500
Amazon4174Andrew BrownUnited States337,000
Amazon4176Chi ChongUnited States67,000
Amazon4177Daniel DemickiPoland138,500
Amazon4178Thomer PidunGermany39,000
Amazon4179Martin KabrhelCzech Republic92,000
Amazon4182Jerry RobinsonUnited States50,000
Amazon4183Grant HansenUnited States131,500
Amazon4184Mark GregorichUnited States139,500
Amazon4185Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom25,500
Amazon4186Joshua GriffithUnited States67,000
Amazon4187Philip CordanoUnited States24,500
Amazon4189Sam Snead SweilemUnited States176,000
Amazon4191James LittleUnited States249,500
Amazon4192Terrence ChanCanada63,500
Amazon4193Mike LancasterUnited States163,500
Amazon4194Jason GrayUnited Kingdom74,500
Amazon4195Matthew SchreiberUnited States105,000
Amazon4196Anthony MarsicoUnited States283,500
Amazon4197Bryce LandierUnited States134,500
Amazon4199Phillip HuiUnited States121,000
Amazon4251Yan Shing "Anson" TsangHong Kong142,000
Amazon4252Tommy HangUnited States99,000
Amazon4253Oleg ChebotarevRussia172,500
Amazon4254Dan ShakUnited States73,500
Amazon4256David MoscaUnited States222,000
Amazon4257Ryan DayUnited States39,000
Amazon4258Raul PaezSpain87,000
Amazon4259Matt GlantzUnited States185,500
Amazon4261Ken DengUnited States141,500
Amazon4262Stuart RutterUnited Kingdom95,500
Amazon4263Kevin SongUnited States233,000
Amazon4264Travis KubotaUnited States47,500
Amazon4265Brandon WittmeyerUnited States52,000
Amazon4268John RacenerUnited States80,500
Amazon4271Eric WassersonUnited States215,000
Amazon4272Josh AriehUnited States194,500
Amazon4273Richard Pyne (FL)United States31,500
Amazon4274Qinghai PanUnited States207,000
Amazon4275Tsugunari TomaJapan18,500
Amazon4277Andrew KelsallUnited States129,000
Amazon4278Shaun DeebUnited States149,500
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:05 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Andrew Brown337,0002,000
Anthony Marsico283,5000
Eli Elezra255,500-49,500
James Little249,50019,500
Kyle Ray237,50037,500
Kevin Song233,000-7,000
James Chen226,50061,500
David Mosca222,00010,000
Robert Mizrachi219,00039,000
Eric Wasserson215,0005,000
Qinghai Pan207,00012,000
Josh Arieh194,50094,500
Matt Glantz185,500-8,000
Sam Snead176,00064,500
Oleg Chebotarev172,500172,500
Eracles Panayiotou166,000166,000
Mike Lancaster163,500163,500
Shaun Deeb149,5009,500
Anson Tsang142,000-63,000
Ken Deng141,50010,000
Mark Gregorich139,500-28,500
Daniel Demicki138,50091,500
Bryce Landier134,500134,500
Grant Hansen131,500131,500
Juha Helppi130,500-39,500
Andrew Kelsall129,0004,000
Phillip Hui121,000121,000
Matthew Schreiber105,000105,000
Tommy Hang99,00039,000
Stuart Rutter95,50036,000
Martin Kabrhel92,000-76,500
Raul Paez87,000-6,000
Robert Como85,50085,500
Louis Hillman84,50084,500
John Racener80,50045,500
Jason Gray74,50074,500
Dan Shak73,5003,500
Chi Chong67,000-67,000
Joshua Griffith67,00067,000
Terrence Chan63,500-18,500
Brandon Wittmeyer52,00052,000
Jerry Robinson50,000-146,000
Travis Kubota47,50047,500
Ryan Day39,000-43,000
Thomer Pidun39,00039,000
Anh Van Nguyen33,50033,500
Richard Pyne (FL)31,50031,500
Benny Glaser25,500-18,500
Philip Cordano24,50024,500
Tsugunari Toma18,50018,500
Jameson Painter13,500-66,500
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:52 AM Local Time
Deeb Takes This Round from Song

Kevin Song checked in middle position with      on the board and Shaun Deeb bet from the cutoff. Song called and the river was a  . He checked and Deeb bet. After some thought, Song flicked in a call but couldn't beat   .

Kevin Song240,000-5,000
Shaun Deeb140,0008,500
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:46 AM Local Time
Set of Kings for Mizrachi

Robert Mizrachi bet the whole way down on a board that ran out      . James Little called each bet and Mizrachi rolled over the    which took down the pot.

James Little230,0005,000
Robert Mizrachi180,00088,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:41 AM Local Time
Ugly Runout for Deeb's Set

Kevin Song checked in the small blind and Shaun Deeb bet from middle position on a      board. Sam Snead folded but Song fired in a raise. Deeb called and Song bet the   river. Deeb spun his    into the middle in disgust.

Kevin Song245,000132,800
Shaun Deeb131,500-66,500
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:32 AM Local Time
Kabrhel Gets Some Bottom Pair Value

The flop checked around between Martin Kabrhel, Shaun Deeb and Sam Snead, leading to a board of     . Kabrhel bet from the big blind and only Snead, on the button, called. Kabrhel bet the   river and Snead called but couldn't beat   .

Martin Kabrhel168,5008,500
Sam Snead111,500-124,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:30 AM Local Time
Elezra Elevating

Eli Elezra three-bet pre-flop and got two callers. The flop came the    . Elezra bet, the player behind called and Qinghai Pan raised. Elezra three-bet which caused the third player to fold. After a moment, Pan called.

The turn was the   Elezra bet and Pan called. The river was the   Elezra fired once more and this time Pan laid it down to the pressure and Elezra stacked even more to his big stack.

Eli Elezra305,00065,000
Qinghai Pan195,000-28,500
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:24 AM Local Time
Brown Busts Wolansky and Donoghue

We didn't see when the money went in three ways, but cards were on their backs between Steven Wolansky, Kenneth Donoghue and Andrew Brown. An ace-high board had been dealt out but the latter held on with    against Wolansky's    and Donoghue's   .

Andrew Brown335,00067,000
Steven Wolansky0
Kenneth Donoghue0-70,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:15 AM Local Time
The 200,000 Club

Despite just buying in during the last level, Qinghai Pan has rocketed up to one of the leading stacks.

Anthony Marsico300,0008,000
Andrew Brown268,000141,000
Eli Elezra240,000102,000
James Little225,000-20,000
Qinghai Pan223,500223,500
David Mosca212,0005,000
Eric Wasserson210,000104,000
Anson Tsang205,000205,000
Kyle Ray200,000-100,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:15 AM Local Time
Three Big Aces for Shak, But Small Gain

On a flop of     Dan Shak bet and was called by his opponent. The turn was the  . Shak lopped some chips into the middle for a bet following a check and got a swift fold from his opponent. He showed that he was smashing the board with the   , and he pulled in the pot, a little bit disappointed that they could not get paid more

Dan Shak70,00024,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:06 AM Local Time
Kabrhel's Opponents Displeased

Martin Kabrhel

Martin Kabrhel put in a check-raise from the big blind on      and Shaun Deeb, who had bet in the cutoff called. Sam Snead came along from the button and the river was an  . Kabrhel bet and Deeb raised. Snead mucked right away but Kabrhel took around 90 seconds to think before flicking in a call.

Deeb opened    for a missed straight and Kabrhel showed    for the underfull.

"Bluffer!" he shouted with a cackle.

"You took seven minutes to call and you had a full house," Deeb said.

"I should take longer?" Kabrhel asked.

Someone said they'd be putting Kabrhel on a clock for future decisions if he was going to take so long.

"You were getting 19-to-1 and you needed 3-to-1," someone said.

"That's what I was counting!" Kabrhel exclaimed. "You guys are too good."

Shaun Deeb198,00070,000
Martin Kabrhel160,00092,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:02 AM Local Time
Little Surging Upwards

James Little called a bet by Robert Mizrachi on board that read      and there was another player already all in in the hand. The river was the  , Mizrachi bet again and Little raised. Mizrachi instantly flung his cards into the muck and the all in player was also defeated as Little turned over the    for the best hand.

A few hands later Little took a pot from Terrence Chan as he forced a fold with a bet on a completed board of      .

James Little245,000245,000
Robert Mizrachi92,000-28,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:02 AM Local Time
Level 10 started
Level: 10
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:01 AM Local Time
Glantz Reps Hearts

Matt Glantz was big blind and check-raised on a     flop. Louie Hillman, doing the betting from the hijack, reraised and Glantz called. Glantz check-called on the   turn then led the   river. Hillman thought only briefly before giving it up.

Matt Glantz193,500-1,500
Louis Hillman [Louie Hillman]89,000-43,500
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:48 AM Local Time
Witteles Toasted

Todd Witteles bet from the hijack on     and was called by both the cutoff and Rob Mizrachi on the button. The turn was a   and Witteles shoved for his last 4,000. The cutoff called and Mizrachi raised. The cutoff called to create a side pot but then check-folded on the   river.

"You win," Witteles said, flicking in   .

Mizrachi had   .

Robert Mizrachi120,00036,500
Todd Witteles0-19,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:45 AM Local Time
Chan Eliminates One Opponent, Takes Pot From Other

In a three-way pot, one player was all in. The flop came    . Terrence Chan bet and was called by the other player in the hand. The turn was the   Chan bet again and was again called.

The river was the  . Chan bet a third time which folded out the remaining player. Chan revealed    for the winning hand and the all in player discarded his losing hand quickly and walked away from the table.

Terrence Chan82,00031,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:39 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Kyle Ray300,000180,000
David Mosca207,00047,000
Mark Gregorich168,000109,000
David Olson160,00060,000
Chi Chong134,000-41,000
Ken Deng131,500-38,500
Andrew Kelsall125,00065,000
Raul Paez93,00029,800
Robert Mizrachi83,500-1,500
Jameson Painter80,00055,000
Kenneth Donoghue70,0009,000
Stuart Rutter59,50018,500
Daniel Demicki47,00017,500
Alex Torry22,000-40,000
Justin Tazelaar16,000-31,000
Moshe Kramer6,000-71,000
Andre Akkari0-31,000
Kyle Kitagawa0-68,000
Sean Yu0-31,000
Katherine Fleck0-77,200
Eric Kurtzman0-39,000
Ali Eslami0-12,200
Yuri Dzivielevski0-62,000
Gregory Back0-65,000
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:36 AM Local Time
Hui Forces out Glaser

On a board that read       Phil Hui made a bet which Benny Glaser had to consider for a while. He stared down Hui and asked if he had tens, trying to get any type of information. Eventually he folded his hand and Hui took down the decent size pot.

Phil Hui77,00034,500
Benny Glaser44,00012,500
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:26 AM Local Time
Brown Finds a River Fold

Reese Newell checked from the big blind on     and Andrew Brown bet in the hijack. Newell raised and Brown called. On the   turn, Newell bet and Brown raised. Newell called and checked the   river. Brown bet and Newell came out raising.

Brown thought about a minute and folded.

"I don't know you how you had a jack there, but I guess you had a jack," he said moments later.

Andrew Brown127,00029,000
Reese Newell83,000-38,000