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

Friday, June 21, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019

$2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8 or Better (Event #51)

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $902,250
  • Entries: 401
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:38 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Takes Another Big Pot

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski    /      /  
Denis Strebkov    /    folded on fourth
Alex Livingston    /      /  

Dzivielevski took the betting lead on fourth street and then proceeded to call bets from Livingston on the subsequent streets. After calling the river bet, Dzivielevski turned over     to scoop a nice pot.

Yuri Dzivielevski2,600,000400,000
Alex Livingston815,000-270,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:34 PM Local Time
Zack Scoops to Resurge

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

On a flop of     Denis Strebkov bet and Dan Zack raised, Strebkov re-raised enough to put Zack all in.

Dan Zack     
Denis Strebkov     

The turn was the   and the river the   to give Zack the scoop and send Strebkov into dangerous territory.

Dan Zack675,000425,000
Denis Strebkov275,000-325,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:24 PM Local Time
Thompson Hits Miracle To Stay Alive

Michael Thompson

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Action folded to Alex Livingston who opened from the button and received a call from Michael Thompson who defended his big blind. The flop came     and Thompson check-called Livingston's continuation-bet. The turn came   and Thompson put his last 115,000 into the pot.

"I call. I have ace-ten," said Livingston as he turned over      for a full house, aces full of tens.

Thompson tabled      and was in need of one of the final two jacks in the deck to stay alive.

The dealer turned over the   on the river and his prayer was answered as he survived yet another all in to stay alive.

Alex Livingston1,085,000-465,000
Michael Thompson485,000205,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:18 PM Local Time
Chip Counts

After several chopped pots and all-in players staying alive here are some updated chip counts.

Yuri Dzivielevski2,200,000450,000
Alex Livingston1,550,00040,000
Philip Long675,000-310,000
Denis Strebkov600,000-50,000
Andrey Zaichenko450,000-110,000
Michael Thompson280,000-115,000
Dan Zack250,000-65,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:03 PM Local Time
Daniel Ratigan Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,584)

Daniel Ratigan

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Daniel Ratigan announced he was all in from early position for his last 80,000. Denis Strebkov called from the cutoff, as did Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind.

The two checked to the river on a runout of       when Strebkov bet and got a fold from Zaichenko.

Daniel Ratigan:     
Denis Strebkov:     

Strebkov's three eights was good to beat Ratigan's kings up and he was eliminated from the tournament in 8th place.

Denis Strebkov650,000235,000
Daniel Ratigan0-245,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:54 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski vs Livingston

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

The two big stacks went to battle in consecutive hands Yuri Dzivielevski and Alex Livingston exchanged thought out pots.

In the first hand Dzivielevski led the betting each time when the board ran out      . On the river, Livingston considered the bet before laying it down.

On the next hand it was Livingston who was the aggressor and put out bets each time on a board of      . Dzivielevski went deep into the tank on the river bet before eventually folding after over a minute.

The battle would end in a stalemate for now.

Yuri Dzivielevski1,750,00055,000
Alex Livingston1,510,00060,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:39 PM Local Time
Livingston Takes Down Another One

Alex Livingston

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Denis Strebkov:    /      /   (folded on seventh)
Alex Livingston:    /      /  

Michael Thompson was the bring in with   and Alex Livingston completed. Denis Strebkov made it two bets, Thompson folded, and Livingston called.

Strebkov bet fourth and Livingston called. He then checked fifth and Livingston made a bet, which he called.

Livingston fired sixth after having a pair of sevens visible and Strebkov called. On the river, Livingston put in another bet and Strebkov went deep into the tank.

"I think I should fold," Strebkov said after a little over a minute. He then cut out his chips to count out the 415,000 that remained in his stack. He continued to think.

"Sorry, guys," he continued. After about another minute, he eventually folded showing   as one of his down cards and Livingston took down the pot.

Alex Livingston1,450,000250,000
Denis Strebkov415,000-410,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:31 PM Local Time
Livingston Knocks Down Zack

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Alex Livingston    /      /  
Dan Zack    / 6sah2h2d] /  

After Michael Thompson was the bring in, Zack completed and Livingston came along. Livingston led on 4th street and was called. On fifth street, Livingston checked and Zack bet, which was called. Zack bet again on sixth and was called again. Both players checked on the river. Livingston showed     while Zack picked up his hand looking at it before mucking it.

Alex Livingston1,200,000460,000
Dan Zack315,000-320,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:23 PM Local Time
Dzivielevski Climbing, Is New Chip Leader

Yuri Dzivielevski

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski opened with a raise from middle position and Alex Livingston called from the button. The two went heads up to a flop of     and Dzivielevski made a continuation-bet that was called by Livingston. The turn came   and Dzivielevski checked. Livingston bet and Dzivielevski called. The river was   and both players checked to showdown.

"Nut flush," said Dzivielevski as he tabled      for the nut flush on a paired board. Livingston looked back at his cards and then sent them to the muck as the dealer sent the pot Dzivielevski's way.

Yuri Dzivielevski1,695,000595,000
Alex Livingston740,000-320,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:15 PM Local Time
Big Stacks Tangle as Dzivielevski Takes from Strebkov

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Yuri Dzivielevski    /      /  
Denis Strebkov    /      /  

Dzivielevski bet every street starting on fifth street after Strebkov was the bring in and was called each time by Strebkov. Dzivielevski turned over     to scoop up the pot and add to his stack.

Yuri Dzivielevski1,100,000320,000
Denis Strebkov825,000-280,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:02 PM Local Time
Zack and Zaichenko Play For Stacks

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Alex Livingston:    /    (folded on fourth)
Dan Zack:    /      /  
Andrey Zaichenko:    /      /  

Dan Zack was the bring in with a five. Andrey Zaichenko completed and Alex Livingston and Zack both called. Livingston checked fourth and Zack bet. Zaichenko raised, folding out Livingston, and Zack called.

Zaichenko bet on fifth and Zack called. On sixth, Zaichenko bet again and Zack raised. Zaichenko three-bet and the two ended up getting their stacks into the middle.

After seventh street was dealt, Zack finished with a low and Zaichenko won the high with a pair of sixes as the two chopped up Livingston's money and the antes.

Alex Livingston1,060,000-240,000
Dan Zack635,000-70,000
Andrey Zaichenko560,000105,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:37 PM Local Time
Break Chip Counts

Players are on a 15 minute break

Alex Livingston1,300,000150,000
Denis Strebkov1,105,00060,000
Philip Long985,000-60,000
Yuri Dzivielevski780,000-305,000
Dan Zack705,000-255,000
Andrey Zaichenko455,00067,000
Michael Thompson395,00070,000
Daniel Ratigan245,000-170,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:27 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Thompson

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Michael Thompson    /      /  
Dan Zack    /     folded on fifth
Alex Livingston    /      /  

Thompson was all in after completing. Livingston and Zack continued the hand until Livingston's bet on fifth street caused Zack to fold. Thompson turned over two pair with the     which was better than Livingston's     and Thomson survived.

Alex Livingston1,150,000100,000
Michael Thompson325,000210,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:15 PM Local Time
Long Flushes Dzivielevski

Philip Long

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Alex Livingston:    /    (folded on fourth)
Yuri Dzivielevski:    /      /   
Philip Long:    /      /   

Alex Livingston was the bring in with a four. Yuri Dzivielevski completed and Philip Long and Livingston both called. Dzivielevski bet his pair of fives on fourth street and Long called. Livingston folded. Dzivielevski bet again on fifth and Long called.

On sixth, Dzivielevski checked. Long bet and Dzivielevski called. The river saw the same sequence, with Dzivielevski check-calling a bet from Long.

Long tabled     for a flush and took down the pot, bringing his stack back over one million.

Yuri Dzivielevski1,085,000-45,000
Philip Long1,045,000215,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:06 PM Local Time
Ratigan Stays Alive

Daniel Ratigan

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Daniel Ratigan    /      /  
Alex Livingston    /      /  

Ratigan found himself all in by fifth street and got a favorable run out to scoop the pot and remain alive in the tournament.

Alex Livingston1,050,000-245,000
Daniel Ratigan415,000259,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:55 PM Local Time
Short Stack Update

The first half of Level 24 has been full of small pots, with only a few showdowns that have all been chopped pots. In the meantime, the dynamics of the shorter stacks has shifted in varying directions for different players. Here's an update:

Andrey Zaichenko388,00065,000
Daniel Ratigan156,000-55,000
Michael Thompson115,000-100,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:39 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Alex Livingston1,295,000125,000
Yuri Dzivielevski1,130,000570,000
Denis Strebkov1,045,000125,000
Dan Zack960,00030,000
Philip Long830,000-106,000
Andrey Zaichenko323,000-45,000
Michael Thompson215,000-600,000
Daniel Ratigan211,000-384,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:27 PM Local Time
Aces Up Good for Livingston

Alex Livingston

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Alex Livingston:    /      /  
Denis Strebkov:    /      /  
Dan Zack:    /      (folded on sixth)

The   was the bring in and Denis Strebkov completed. Dan Zack and Alex Livingston called and play continued three-handed.

On fourth street, Zack checked to Livingston, who bet. Strebkov and Zack both called. Action checked to Strebkov on fifth, who took his turn betting. Zack and Livingston called.

Strebkov was first to act on sixth after making a pair of jacks with his up cards and continued with another bet. Zack folded and Livingston made the call. On the river, Strebkov checked. Livingston fired and Strebkov looked him up.

Livingston tabled     for aces up and Strebkov mucked, shaking his head in slight disbelief.

Alex Livingston1,170,000317,000
Dan Zack930,000-110,000
Denis Strebkov920,000-530,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:23 PM Local Time
Gerard Rechnitzer Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,527)

Gerard Rechnitzer

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

From middle position Gerard Rechnitzer moved all in for his remaining stack. Denis Strebkov raised from the button and Dan Zack came along in the big blind to build a side pot with Strebkov.

The flop came    . Action went check-check. The turn was the  , Strebkov bet and Zack folded.

Gerard Rechnitzer     
Denis Strebkov     

The river scooped the pot for Strebkov when the   fell to end Rechnitzer's tournament just short of the final table in 9th place,

Denis Strebkov1,450,000150,000
Gerard Rechnitzer0-33,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:20 PM Local Time
Strebkov Leaves Rechnitzer Low

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Denis Strebkov bet each time and was called all the way down by Gerard Rechnitzer on a board that ran out      . On the river Rechnitzer thought long and hard over the call before eventually committing the chips to the middle, Strebkov announced straight and turned over      and Rechnitzer immediately tossed his cards high into the muck.

Denis Strebkov1,300,000237,000
Gerard Rechnitzer33,000-237,000