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

Friday, July 12, 2019 to Monday, July 15, 2019

$3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed (Event #85)

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Monday, July 15, 2019 6:07 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 0
Monday, July 15, 2019 6:05 PM Local Time
All In Chop

John Richards raised and Alan Sternberg three-bet, Richards raised all in and Sternberg called the small amount more. The chances of a chop were high as the players shared cards.



The flop came    , the turn was the   to provide Sternberg with a flush draw but the river came the   and the pot was indeed chopped up.

Alan Sternberg6,800,000200,000
John Richards2,300,000100,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 5:58 PM Local Time
Hale Continues to Double, Sternberg Slipping

Millard Hale

Alan Sternberg raised to 400,000 on the button and Millard Hale three-bet to 1,280,000 in the big blind. Sternberg four-bet shoved all in and Hale called off his last 640,000.

Millard Hale:     
Alan Sternberg:     

Hale held a comfortable lead with his aces and the spades covered. The flop fell     to give Sternberg some hope with a pair of sixes. However, the   on the turn really limited his outs and the   on the river gave Hale another double up.

Alan Sternberg6,600,000-2,200,000
Evangelos Kokkalis4,000,000200,000
Millard Hale3,900,0001,700,000
John Richards2,200,000300,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 5:50 PM Local Time
Hale Doubles Up Again

Millard Hale raised and Evangelos Kokkalis re-raised and Hale called to put himself all in.



The flop came    , the turn was the  , the river came the   and Mills secured a double up.

Alan Sternberg8,800,0000
Evangelos Kokkalis3,800,000-1,000,000
Millard Hale2,200,0001,200,000
John Richards1,900,000-100,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 5:45 PM Local Time
Hale Doubles, Still the Shortest

Millard Hale raised to 480,000 from the small blind, leaving himself with just 20,000 chips behind. John Richards wanted to play for it all from the big blind and the cards were tabled.

Millard Hale:     
John Richards:     

The flop came     and Richards picked up a bunch of outs after flopping a pair and straight draw. The   on the turn took away many of those outs after pairing the board. The   on the river completed the board and it was Hale's turn to double up.

Alan Sternberg8,800,000600,000
Evangelos Kokkalis4,800,000-300,000
John Richards2,000,000-500,000
Millard Hale1,000,000100,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 5:32 PM Local Time
Richards Finds Another Double

John Richards raised to 560,000 from the button. Sternberg re-raised and Richards called the bet to put himself all in.

Alan Sternberg     

John Richards     

The flop came    , the turn was the   and the river came the   to give Richards yet another double up.

Alan Sternberg8,200,000-100,000
Evangelos Kokkalis5,100,000400,000
John Richards2,500,000500,000
Millard Hale900,000-800,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 5:18 PM Local Time
Richards Stays Alive with an "Eight Ball"

John Richards limped in from the small blind and Alan Sternberg made it 480,000 to go from the big blind. Richards shoved all in for 990,000 and Sternberg instantly called.

John Richards:     
Alan Sternberg:     

Sternberg had a lot of Richards' outs covered and the flop of     put him even further ahead. However, with his rail cheering for an "eight ball", the   on the turn gave Richards a straight and Sternberg was left drawing to a chop. The   on the river was not it and Richards found himself a double up.

Alan Sternberg8,300,000-400,000
Evangelos Kokkalis4,700,000-600,000
John Richards2,000,0001,330,000
Millard Hale1,700,000-300,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 5:04 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 0
Monday, July 15, 2019 4:50 PM Local Time
Break Time

The remaining four players are heading on another 15-minute break. They will return with the blinds at 80,000/160,000 and John Richards will need to make something happen with only five big blinds.

Monday, July 15, 2019 4:49 PM Local Time
Kokkalis Leaves Richards With Crumbs

John Richards raised to 420,000, Alan Sternberg called from the button, Evangelos Kokkalis three-bet to 1,800,000, Richards moved all in and Kokklais called after Sternberg got out of the way.



The flop came    . The turn was the   and the river came the   to give Kokkalis the huge pot and leave Richards on fumes.

Alan Sternberg8,700,000-600,000
Evangelos Kokkalis5,300,0003,000,000
Millard Hale2,000,0000
John Richards670,000-2,430,000
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Monday, July 15, 2019 4:42 PM Local Time
Richards Picks Up Aces to Double Up

John Richards

Alan Sternberg opened to 300,000 from the cutoff and John Richards stuck in a three-bet to 960,000 in the big blind. Sternberg four-bet shoved all in and Richards snapped it off for another 560,000.

John Richards:     
Alan Sternberg:     

The flop fell     to give Richards a comfortable lead with two pair. The turn was the   which was one of the best cards in the deck for Sternberg but the   on the river ensured Richards of a double up.

Alan Sternberg9,300,000-1,200,000
John Richards3,100,0001,100,000
Evangelos Kokkalis2,300,0000
Millard Hale2,000,000100,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 4:30 PM Local Time
Sternberg Smothering the Table

Evangelos Kokkalis raised to 360,000 from the big blind after a call, Alan Sternberg called the raise. The flop came    . Kokkalis bet 300,000 and Sternberg called. The turn was the  . Kokkalis bet 575,000 after it was checked to him and Sternberg called quickly. The river came the  . Sternberg checked again and Kokkalis checked too.

Sternberg took down the hand as he showed the      for the best hand.

Alan Sternberg10,500,0001,500,000
Evangelos Kokkalis2,300,000-1,100,000
John Richards2,000,000-200,000
Millard Hale1,900,000-200,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 4:20 PM Local Time
Sternberg Opens the Largest Gap Yet

Alan Sternberg limped in from the small blind and Evangelos Kokkalis opted to see a flop. The dealer fanned the flop of     and Sternberg led out for 200,000. Kokkalis called and the   paired the board on the turn.

Sternberg fired out another 400,000 and Kokkalis stuck around to see the   on the river. Sternberg checked this time and Kokkalis checked it back. Sternberg tabled      for two pair and was awarded the pot.

Alan Sternberg9,000,0001,000,000
Evangelos Kokkalis3,400,000-800,000
John Richards2,200,000-300,000
Millard Hale2,100,0000
Monday, July 15, 2019 4:15 PM Local Time
Richards Takes One

Evangelos Kokkalis raised to 300,000. John Richards called from the big blind. The flop came    . Kokkalis bet 200,000 and Richards called again.

The turn was the  , both players checked.

The river came the   and both players checked again. Richards took it down with      for a pair of sevens to move his chip stack up some from previous lower levels.

Alan Sternberg8,000,000-300,000
Evangelos Kokkalis4,200,0001,100,000
John Richards2,500,000-500,000
Millard Hale2,100,000-200,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:56 PM Local Time
Sternberg Doubles Through Kokkalis to Take the Lead

Alan Sternberg

Alan Sternberg opened to 300,000 on the button and Evangelos Kokkalis three-bet to 1,020,000 in the small blind. Sternberg called and the two players went heads-up to a flop of     in an already inflated pot.

Kokkalis led out for 2,160,000 and Sternberg shoved all in for 3,080,000. Kokkilas quickly called and the cards were tabled.

Evangelos Kokkalis:     
Alan Sternberg:     

The   on the turn changed nothing and Sternberg was looking to dodge a queen or ten to score a double up. The   completed the board and Sternberg scored a massive double up with two pair to take the chip lead.

Alan Sternberg8,300,0004,100,000
Evangelos Kokkalis3,100,000-3,700,000
John Richards3,000,000-400,000
Millard Hale2,300,000-100,000
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Monday, July 15, 2019 3:49 PM Local Time
Richards Check-Raises Kokkalis

Evangelos Kokkalis raised to 300,000 from the button. John Richards called from the big blind. The flop came    . Kokkalis bet 300,000 after a check, Richards then raised to 1,560,000 which got a quick fold out of Kokkalis and Richards continued his upward trajectory.

Evangelos Kokkalis6,800,000-300,000
Alan Sternberg4,200,000-100,000
John Richards3,400,000900,000
Millard Hale2,400,000-400,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:46 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 0
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:35 PM Local Time
Richards Doubles Through the Chip Leader

John Richards

Evangelos Kokkalis raised to 250,000 in the cutoff and John Richards three-bet to 850,000 from the small blind. Kokkilas four-bet shoved all in and Richards called the extra 370,000 to put himself at risk.

Evangelos Kokkalis:     
John Richards:     

The flop fell     to give Richards trip sevens and a stranglehold on the hand. The   on the turn changed nothing and Kokkilas was drawing to just two outs. The river was the   to give Richards quads and a full double up.

Evangelos Kokkalis7,100,000-1,200,000
Alan Sternberg4,300,000-100,000
Millard Hale2,800,0000
John Richards2,500,0001,300,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:32 PM Local Time
Check-Raise from Sternberg, Richards Getting Short

Alan Sternberg opened to 250,000 in the cutoff and Evangelos Kokkalis called on the button. The blinds got out of the way and the flop of     was spread across the felt.

Sternberg started with a check and Kokkalis seized the opportunity to toss in a bet of 300,000. Sternberg check-raised to 800,000 and Kokkilas sent his cards to the muck.

Evangelos Kokkalis8,300,000-100,000
Alan Sternberg4,400,000200,000
Millard Hale2,800,000200,000
John Richards1,200,000-400,000
Monday, July 15, 2019 3:18 PM Local Time
Chop It Up

Evangelos Kokkalis raised pre-flop. Alan Sternberg called from the big blind.

The flop came    , bringing an explosion of action as Kokkalis bet 200,000 and Sternberg raised to 600,000. Kokkalis then three-bet, Sternberg raised all in and Kokkalis called off the rest.



The turn was the   and the river came the   and the players chopped it up.

Evangelos Kokkalis8,400,000100,000
Alan Sternberg4,200,000200,000
Millard Hale2,600,000-100,000
John Richards1,600,000-100,000