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

Thursday, May 30, 2019 to Sunday, June 02, 2019

$1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better (Event #4)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,151,550
  • Entries: 853
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 2, 2019 3:21 PM Local Time
David Halpern Eliminated in 4th Place ($70,231)

David Halpern

Action folded to David Halpern in the small blind, he made it two bets and Derek McMaster elected to push Halpern all in from the big blind. Halpern called for his 250,000 stack and the two turned over their hands.

David Halpern:     
Derek McMaster:     

The dealer fanned out     on the flop and McMaster took the lead with his pair of queens. An   landed on the turn, giving Halpern some scoop and low outs, but the   on the river did not improve his hand as McMaster took down the pot with his pair of queens, sending Halpern out in fourth place for $70,231.

Derek McMaster2,600,000100,000
David Halpern0-980,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 3:11 PM Local Time
McMaster Shows a Monster

Derek McMaster

Jason Berilgen opened in the cutoff, John Esposito called on the button and Derek McMaster defended his big blind. The dealer fanned out     on the flop and action checked to Esposito who bet.

McMasters was the only player to call and a   peeled off on the turn. McMasters bet, Esposito made it two and McMasters instantly made it three bets.

Esposito mucked his cards, sending the pot to McMaster who smiled as he showed    face up for a straight flush.

John Esposito3,100,000-800,000
Derek McMaster2,500,000800,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 3:00 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
John Esposito3,900,000-400,000
Jason Berilgen2,000,000-500,000
Derek McMaster1,700,000400,000
David Halpern980,000490,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:59 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 100000/200000
Ante: 0
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:59 PM Local Time
Berilgen Wins Big Without Showdown

Jason Berilgen

David Halpern raised from the cutoff to 160,000 and Derek McMaster put in three bets worth 240,000 from the button. Small blind Jason Berilgen called and big blind John Esposito got out of the way. Halpern called to see a three-way flop.

The flop fell     and Berilgen put in a bet of 80,000. The bet was called by Halpern but McMaster bet 160,000. Both Berilgen and Halpern called.

The turn was the   and it checked to McMaster who bet 160,000. Both Berilgen and Halpern called to see the   river.

Berilgen lead out again with a bet of 160,000 and that was enough to make both his opponents fold.

John Esposito4,300,000100,000
Jason Berilgen2,500,0001,200,000
Derek McMaster1,300,000-600,000
David Halpern490,000-1,010,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:58 PM Local Time
McMaster Extracts a Large Pot from Berilgen

Derek McMaster opened in the small blind, Jason Berilgen defended his big blind and the flop came down    . McMaster bet, Berilgen pushed in two and McMaster called.

The   landed as a turn card, McMaster checked to Berilgen who bet and McMaster called. The   came down on the river, McMaster pushed in a bet and Berilgen called.

Berilgen tabled      for a nine high flush and it would be no good when McMaster turned over      for the nut flush. McMaster moved back up to second on the leaderboard after that hand.

Derek McMaster1,900,000700,000
Jason Berilgen1,300,000-800,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:52 PM Local Time
Esposito Bets Flop, Takes It Down

Derek McMaster raised in the cutoff, Jason Berilgen pushed in three bets on the button, John Esposito called in the small blind and McMaster called as well.

The dealer turned over an all spade flop of     and Esposito took the lead with a bet. Both of his opponents quickly mucked and Esposito pulled in a relatively easy pot.

John Esposito4,200,000900,000
Jason Berilgen2,100,000-200,000
Derek McMaster1,200,000-500,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:47 PM Local Time
McMaster Still Splashing Around

Derek McMaster opened from the cutoff, Jason Berilgen called on the button and a     flop hit the felt. Berilgen check-called a bet from McMaster, a   peeled off on the turn.

Berilgen checked to McMaster who fired in a bet, Berilgen folded and McMaster scooped the pot.

Jason Berilgen2,300,000-100,000
Derek McMaster1,700,000-200,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:37 PM Local Time
Joseph Aronesty Eliminated in 5th Place ($50,646)

Joseph Aronesty

Joseph Aronesty sat on the button with less than a big bet and he called. He left himself with just 30,000 behind and Jason Berilgen called from the small blind. Big blind John Esposito checked his option and they went to the flop.

The dealer put down the     flop and Aronesty put his last 30,000 in the middle after it checked to him. Both players in the blinds called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. They did the exact same thing on the   river.

The cards were unknown but we can confirm that Joseph Aronesty busted out of the tournament in 5th place, cashing for $50,646.

John Esposito3,300,000200,000
Jason Berilgen2,400,000800,000
Joseph Aronesty0-270,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:31 PM Local Time
Aronesty Hits the River to Stay Alive

Joseph Aronesty

Derek McMaster put in two bets from the small blind and big blind Joseph Aronesty called from the big blind.

The flop was     and McMaster continued with an 80,000 bet. Aronesty put in his last 30,000 to make it 110,000 and McMaster called.

Joseph Aronesty:     
Derek McMaster:     

The board ran out with the   and the   and Aronesty hit the jack on the river to pair up and stay alive in the tournament.

Derek McMaster1,900,0000
Joseph Aronesty270,000-560,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:28 PM Local Time
Esposito Continues to Climb

Jason Berilgen opened from the button, John Esposito pushed in three bets in the small blind and David Halpern called from the big blind.

Berilgen called as well and the dealer spread out     on the flop. Esposito bet, both opponents called and an   came on the turn.

Esposito fired another shell and his opponents both quickly folded, shipping another one to Esposito.

John Esposito3,100,000600,000
Jason Berilgen1,600,000100,000
David Halpern1,500,000-300,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:20 PM Local Time
Little Action

Most of the last hands have been taken down by a single preflop raise while the occasional walk has happened as well.

John Esposito sits on top of the leaderboard while Joseph Aronesty sits at the bottom.

John Esposito2,500,000200,000
Derek McMaster1,900,000-600,000
David Halpern1,800,000600,000
Jason Berilgen1,500,000-200,000
Joseph Aronesty830,000-370,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:12 PM Local Time
Esposito Comes Out Blazing

John Esposito

Derek McMaster opened from the hijack, John Esposito called in the small blind and David Halpern defended his big. The flop came down    , Esposito pushed in and bet and only McMaster called.

An   peeled off on the turn, both players checked and the   landed as a river. Esposito fired in a bet, McMaster took a moment but in the end, he threw his hand into the muck, shipping the pot to Esposito.

Derek McMaster2,500,000-100,000
John Esposito2,300,000200,000
David Halpern1,200,000200,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 2:02 PM Local Time

Players are back from their improvised break and cards are back in the air for the final leg of Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:44 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining five players have agreed to take an early 15-minute break.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:42 PM Local Time
Berilgen Takes a Pot at Showdown

Jason Berilgen opened in the hijack, John Esposito called from the cutoff, David Halpern stuck around from the small blind and Derek McMaster defended his big blind.

The dealer spread out     on the flop, action checked to Berilgen who pushed in a bet and Esposito made it two. Action folded to Berilgen, he called and the dealer flipped an   over on the turn.

Berilgen check-called a bet from Esposito, the   landed on the river and both players checked. Berilgen showed      for aces up and Esposito chucked his cards into the muck, sending the pot to Berilgen.

Derek McMaster2,600,000-400,000
John Esposito2,100,000-400,000
Jason Berilgen1,700,0001,015,000
Joseph Aronesty1,200,000-500,000
David Halpern1,000,000265,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:38 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 80000/160000
Ante: 0
Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:33 PM Local Time
McMaster and Halpern Split the Pot

Derek McMaster raised to 120,000 from the hijack and David Halpern called, defending his blind.

The     flop came out and Halpern check-called a bet from McMaster. Halpern check-called again on the   turn and they checked it both down on the  .

McMaster showed      while Halpern opened up     .

Derek McMaster3,000,0000
John Esposito2,500,000400,000
Joseph Aronesty1,700,000500,000
David Halpern735,000-365,000
Jason Berilgen685,000-30,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
McMaster Pulls Another Pot

Jason Berilgen opened in the hijack, Derek McMaster called from the small blind and the dealer fanned out     on the flop. Both players checked and the   threw another pair on the board.

McMaster fired a bet in, Berilgen called and a   hit the felt on the river. Both players checked, McMaster tabled      for a flush and Berilgen mucked, shipping another pot to McMaster.

Derek McMaster3,000,000200,000
Jason Berilgen715,000-585,000
Sunday, June 2, 2019 1:17 PM Local Time
McMaster Starting to Take Over

Derek McMaster

John Esposito opened from the cutoff, Derek McMaster called in the small blind and the dealer spread out     on the flop. McMaster checked-called a bet from Esposito and the   landed on the turn.

McMaster took over and pushed in a turn bet, Esposito called and the   hit the felt as a river card. McMaster fired another bet and Esposito surrendered the pot to him.

Derek McMaster2,800,000300,000
John Esposito2,100,000-400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander