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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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Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:36 PM Local Time
Rollercoaster Ride for Brown

On a first hand, Mike Lancaster raised and Andrew Brown three-bet one seat over. It folded back to Lancaster who four-bet and Brown called all in.

Brown, with   , had the best starting hand against    for Lancaster and found a double up after the board brought      .

A few minutes later, Eli Elezra raised Lancaster's three-bet in the small blind. Brown four-bet in the big blind and only Lancaster called.

Both players checked throughout the board       and Brown mucked his hand after Lancaster tabled   .

Mike Lancaster1,420,000219,000
Andrew Brown65,000-75,000
Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:30 PM Local Time
Louis Hillman Eliminated in 14th Place ($17,596)

Louis Hillman

Josh Arieh raised from the button and Louis Hillman three-bet all-in from the small blind for his last 55,000. Tommy Hang completed the three-bet for 60,000 in the big blind and Arieh called.

The flop came    , Hang check-called the bet of Arieh.

The turn was the  , Hang checked again, Arieh bet and Hang raised which Arieh called.

The river completed the board with the  , Hang bet for the last time and Arieh called.

Hang tabled    for the nut-flush, Arieh held    for the lower flush, and Hillman was eliminated as he had   .

Tommy Hang710,000183,000
Josh Arieh660,000-240,000
Louis Hillman0-75,000
Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:25 PM Local Time
Robinson Doubles Through Hillman

Louis Hillman raised from the hijack and Jerry Robinson tanked and then went all-in for 60,000 from the small blind. Hillman called.

Jerry Robinson:   
Louis Hillman:   

The board ran out       for Robinson to find another deuce on the flop to double up.

Jerry Robinson140,00060,000
Louis Hillman75,000-90,000
Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:21 PM Local Time
Elezra Takes Big from Pan

Eli Elezra raised in the cutoff and Qinghai Pan opted to three-bet on the button. Elezra called.

The flop brought     and Elezra check-raised a bet from Pan. The latter called. On the turn  , Pan called a bet from Elezra.

The   completed the board on the river and Elezra fired another bet. Pan thought long and hard but ended up folding, and in doing so, has brought Elezra almost up to the same level stack.

Eli Elezra320,00070,000
Qinghai Pan310,000-135,000
Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:18 PM Local Time
Brown Doubles Through Pan

Andrew Brown raised and it folded to Qinghai Pan who looked at Brown's stack and opted to call in the big blind.

The flop came     and Pan checked. Brown bet 20,000, leaving him with 2,000 chips behind, and Pan opted to raise. Brown called with his last two chips and the players tabled their cards:

Andrew Brown:   
Qinghai Pan:   

The turn   and river   didn't change anything and Brown doubled up with a pair of aces.

Qinghai Pan445,000-82,000
Andrew Brown140,00078,000
Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:11 PM Local Time
Raul Paez Eliminated in 15th Place ($17,596)

Raul Paez

Raul Paez raised from the button and Robert Como three-bet from the small blind. Josh Arieh four-bet in the big blind and Paez called for his last chips. Como also called.

The flop came    , Como check-folded to Arieh's bet.

Raul Paez:   
Josh Arieh:   

The rest of the board was completed with the   on the turn and the   on the river for Arieh to hold with the higher pocket pair.

Paez became the first elimination of the day, cashing for $17,596.

Josh Arieh900,000128,000
Raul Paez0-88,000
Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:07 PM Local Time
Como Claims First Pot

Kevin Song raised from the hijack and Robert Como called in the big blind.

The flop came    , Como check-raised the bet of Song which Song called.

The turn was the  , Como bet and Song called.

The river completed the board with the  , Como bet once more and Song folded after a while. Having begun play quite a margin apart in the chipcounts, that hand has evened the balance considerably.

Kevin Song650,000-94,000
Robert Como570,00094,000
Thursday, July 4, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

The 15 remaining players have been welcomed back to the felt and the dealers have been instructed to shuffle up and deal.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:15 PM Local Time
Welcome to the Final Day of Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

Juha Helppi

At the end of Day 2, the field of talented players in the 2019 World Series of Poker Event #72: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship was reduced to 15 hopefuls. The lion's share of the $1,109,200 prize pool is still up for grabs and the action will recommence at 2 p.m. local time on Thursday, July 4th in the Amazon Gold section.

The tournament brought a total of 118 entries in total, paying out 18 spots. The eventual winner will earn $306,622, but perhaps most importantly to some, the coveted gold WSOP bracelet. The remaining 15 players are guaranteed to pocket $17,596 when they begin Day 3.

Mike Lancaster led the field after Day 2, bagging up 1,201,000 at the close of play last night. Second in chips is the Finnish pro Juha Helppi with 986,000, who ended up second in the $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed in 2018, and two-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh follows in third place with 772,000. Arieh came close to add a fourth bracelet to his collection after finishing runner-up of the prestigious Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship for $679,426.

Among the other players still in the race are Tommy Hang (527,000), John Racener (304,000), Eli Elezra (250,000) and Kyle Ray (204,000). Ray finished at the third place of the podium in that event in 2010 for $190,701 and 18th in 2014. Elezra already has one WSOP bracelet this summer; how dearly he would like to grab another today.

Play will resume at level 18, with limits of 20,000/40,000. Stay tuned on PokerNews at 2 pm for continued coverage as the final 15 players will battle for one of the last WSOP gold bracelets of the Series.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:13 PM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw and Chip Counts
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4102Anthony MarsicoUnited States689,00034
Amazon4103Kyle RayUnited States204,00010
Amazon4104Eli ElezraUnited States250,00013
Amazon4105Qinghai PanUnited States527,00026
Amazon4106Mike LancasterUnited States1,201,00060
Amazon4107Andrew BrownUnited States62,0003
Amazon4108John RacenerUnited States304,00015
Amazon4111Kevin SongUnited States744,00037
Amazon4112Jerry RobinsonUnited States80,0004
Amazon4113Juha HelppiFinland986,00049
Amazon4114Raul PaezSpain88,0004
Amazon4115Robert ComoUnited States476,00024
Amazon4116Josh AriehUnited States772,00039
Amazon4118Louis HillmanUnited States165,0008
Amazon4119Tommy HangUnited States527,00026