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2020 51st Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, December 13, 2020 to Tuesday, December 22, 2020

WSOP.com - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $6,768,000
  • Entries: 705
  • Remaining: 1

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 3:01 AM Local Time
Joseph "kolebear" Hebert Leads 2020 WSOP Main Event Final Table; De Silva Seeks 4th Bracelet

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert

The final table is set for the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Main Event on WSOP.com!

On Monday, the surviving 71 players from a 705-entry field returned to battle for one of nine coveted spots. It took less than seven hours of play for the lineup to be set, and now those players will have to wait until Monday, December 28 to play down to a winner live in Las Vegas.

Each player is guaranteed $98,813 in prize money, but each is looking to take home the $1,553,256 top prize, which also provides them the opportunity to compete for an additional $1 million and the gold bracelet in a heads-up showdown against the winner of the GGPoker international portion of the WSOP on Wednesday, December 30. The runner-up will also become a poker millionaire as $1,002,340 is set aside for second place.

Leading the pack with more than twice his nearest opponent is Joseph "kolebear" Hebert, who hails from Metairie, Louisiana. Hebert has 41 career WSOP cashes totaling $344,297, the majority of which has come on the WSOP Circuit.

Hebert came on strong from two tables onwards when he eliminated every player but one from the last 15 down to the final table. That included dispatching accomplished poker pros Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire (13th - $62,266), Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani (12th - $62,266), and Dan "pepperprince" Zack (11th - $77,832).

Others at the final table include three-time WSOP bracelet winner Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva, New Jersey poker pro Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty, and Shawn "shades927" Stroke, who finished second in the 2018 WSOP Event #10: $365 NLH WSOP.com Online for $94,265.

2020 WSOP Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

PlayerCount
Joseph "kolebear" Hebert13,052,534
Shawn "shades927" Stroke5,252,000
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty5,071,572
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan4,829,459
Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon4,408,847
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld3,475,481
Ron "Samthedog76" Jenkins2,476,746
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva2,151,969
Harrison "Harrisond33" Dobin1,581,392

Find out everything you need about the 2020 WSOP Main Event

The tournament, which was limited to players in Nevada and New Jersey, proved to be a big success; in fact, the turnout for the single flight was larger than the combined 674 runners from the international portion on GGPoker. Combined, the 2020 WSOP Main Event reached 1,379 players.

Among those to make Day 2 but fall short of the final table were Barry "puigmyfriend" Hutter (70th - $18,274), Ryan "Protential" Laplante (68th - $18,274), Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman (63rd - $20,304), Nick "cashusklay" Schulman (55th - $20,304), Galen "turkmalloy" Hall (53rd - $22,334), Shankar "Burgersssss" Pillai (51st - $22,334), Darren "darrenelias" Elias (50th - $22,334), 2013 WSOP Main Event Ryan "BiTC0iN" Riess (47th - $22,334), Freddy "nevera" Deeb (46th - $22,334), Scott "ThatsPraxis" Seiver (39th - $25,718), Jason "haderade" Somerville (32nd - $29,779), Maria "femmeonfelt" Ho (22nd - $35,194), and final table bubble boy Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella (10th - $77,832).

2020 WSOP Main Event WSOP.com Final Table Payouts

PlacePayout (USD
1$1,553,256
2$1,002,340
3$529,258
4$387,130
5$286,963
6$215,222
7$163,786
8$125,885
9$98,813
The 2020 WSOP Main Event at a glance
The 2020 WSOP Main Event at a glance

Action will resume on Monday, December 28 as the final table players down to a winner live at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. PokerNews will once again bring you live updates until the final table is set. Be sure to join us then to see who wins the WSOP.com portion of the 2020 WSOP Main Event!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:46 AM Local Time
2020 WSOP Main Event Final Table Chip Counts
Joseph "kolebear" Hebert13,052,534304,000
Shawn "shades927" Stroke5,252,0001,848,828
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty5,071,5722,051,786
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan4,829,459-1,246,001
Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon4,408,847-142,000
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld3,475,481-184,005
Ron "Samthedog76" Jenkins2,476,746773,172
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva2,151,9694,000
Harrison "Harrisond33" Dobin1,581,392420,044
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:43 AM Local Time
Play Concludes as Final Table is Set

The field is down to the fina table of nine players. As such, play has concluded and the remaining players will play out the tournament live on Monday, December 28 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Stay tuned for a list of chip counts and a recap of the Day 2 action.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:42 AM Local Time
Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella Eliminated in 10th Place ($77,832)

Anthony Spinella

Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella moved all in for 317,787 from the button and Shawn "shades927" Stroke isolated with a three-bet to 622,000 from the small blind.

Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella:   
Shawn "shades927" Stroke:   

The board ran out       and Spinella finished as the 2020 WSOP Main Event final table bubble boy.

Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella0-1,550,038
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:38 AM Local Time
Dan "pepperprince" Zack Eliminated in 11th Place ($77,832)

Dan Zack

Dan "pepperprince" Zack raised to 240,000 from under the gun. Joseph "kolebear" Hebert called next to act and everyone else folded.

The flop came all clubs    . Hebert bet 480,000 after a check from Zack who then called.

The turn was the  . Zack checked again and Hebert forced him all in with the maximum bet. Zack called after a moment and turned over the two pair    while Hebert showed the hammer with top set the   .

The river was the   and Zack was vanquished in 11th place.

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert12,748,5343,473,618
Dan "pepperprince" Zack0-2,691,878
Gorillla Gaming
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:31 AM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 16,000
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:28 AM Local Time
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani Eliminated in 12th Place ($62,266)

Martin Zamani

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert raised to 240,000 from early position. Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani defended out of the big blind.

The flop came    . Zamani checked. Hebert then bet 199,999 into the pot of 612,000. Zamani came over the top with a shove for 1,377,958. Hebert called and the cards were revealed.

Zamani had the    while Hebert had the   . The turn was the   and the river came the   to spell the end for Zamani in 12th place.

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert9,274,916-1,427,548
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani0-1,259,958
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:10 AM Local Time
Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner Eliminated in 14th Place ($50,760); Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire in 13th ($62,266)

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner raised to 1,299,999 under the gun and left himself just 22,759 behind. Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire then jammed for 2,550,860 from the small blind and Joseph "kolebear" Hebert shoved from the big. Graner called off and the hands were turned up.

Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire:   
Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner:   
Joseph "kolebear" Hebert:   

Hebert went in with the best hand and ended with it too after the board ran out [19h7skd4c8d].

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert10,702,4643,711,598
Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner0-1,368,758
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire0-2,716,860
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:06 AM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 12,000
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:00 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts at the Break
Joseph "kolebear" Hebert6,990,866-80,000
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan6,075,460415,000
Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon4,550,847913,500
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld3,659,48668,000
Shawn "shades927" Stroke3,403,1722,969,106
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty3,019,786-517,312
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire2,716,8601,942,645
Dan "pepperprince" Zack2,691,878-1,178,430
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva2,147,969737,971
Ron "Samthedog76" Jenkins1,703,574-1,324,586
Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella1,550,038817,519
Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner1,368,758-430,000
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani1,259,958-60,000
Harrison "Harrisond33" Dobin1,161,348-156,217
Gorillla Gaming
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:58 AM Local Time
Rody "Eli1995" Collazo Eliminated in 15th Place ($50,760)

Rody "Eli1995" Collazo raised to 200,000 from under the gun and it folded all the way around to the big blind, Joseph "kolebear" Hebert who moved all in to force Collazo to put his remaining 1,565,983 in the middle which he did.

Collazo was at risk but was in a good spot for a double as he held the    against the    of Hebert.

The flop kept the jacks ahead as it came    . But the turn was the doom card for Collazo as the   came off. The rive sealed the deal as the   fell to end Collazo's tournament run in 15th place.

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert7,070,8662,659,767
Rody "Eli1995" Collazo0-2,873,983
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:54 AM Local Time
Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan Eliminated in 16th Place ($41,962)

Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld raised to 200,000 from the cutoff and Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan three-bet all in for 1,018,000 from the small blind. Ye "YUAN365" Yuan called from the big and Distenfeld got out of the way.

Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan:   
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan:   

The board ran out       and Yuan's kicker made all the difference.

Ye "YUAN365" Yuan5,660,4603,669,980
Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan0-1,908,500
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:44 AM Local Time
Zamani Gets a Big Double Up

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner raised to 200,000 from middle position. Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani moved all in from the small blind for 569,979. Graner made the call.

Zamani was looking good to double up as he held the    against the    of Graner.

The board ran out safely for the nines as it came       and Zamani gathered in the big double up.

Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner1,798,758652,855
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani1,319,958-859,389
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:31 AM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 10,000
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:30 AM Local Time
Michael "johnnycynn" Hahn Eliminated in 17th Place ($41,962)

Michael Hahn

Michael "johnnycynn" Hahn moved all in for 853,624 from the cutoff and Dan "pepperprince" Zack called from the small blind. Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire then moved all in from the big and Zack called off the 618,718 he had behin.

Michael "johnnycynn" Hahn:   
Dan "pepperprince" Zack:   
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire:   

Maguire had the best hand but the board ran out       to give Zack Broadway and the win. Meanwhile, Hahn was eliminated in 17th place.

Dan "pepperprince" Zack3,870,3082,677,966
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire774,215-1,300,792
Michael "johnnycynn" Hahn0-1,371,308
Velo 690x150
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:24 AM Local Time
Sean "seanswing" Swingruber Eliminated in 18th Place ($41,962)

Sean Swingruber

Shawn "shades927" Stroke flatted from under the gun. Ye "YUAN365" Yuan then flatted from the button. Sean "seanswing" Swingruber moved all in for 664,066 from the small blind. Stoke re-shoved for 1,762,000 and the largest stack of the three, Yuan called.

Sean "seanswing" Swingruber:   
Shawn "shades927" Stroke:   
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan:   

Yuan had the chance to take out two in one swoop. The flop came down    . The turn was the   and the river came the   to hold for Stroke and give him a big pot and to eliminate Swingruber while wounding Yuan.

Ye "YUAN365" Yuan1,990,480-1,922,000
Shawn "shades927" Stroke434,066-1,913,217
Sean "seanswing" Swingruber0-1,628,585
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:01 AM Local Time
Chip Counts From Table 79
Joseph "kolebear" Hebert4,411,0991,149,667
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty3,537,098-1,752,009
Rody "Eli1995" Collazo2,873,983587,878
Martin "Bathroomline" Zamani2,179,3471,284,947
Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire2,075,007-69,900
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva1,409,998-298,990
Michael "johnnycynn" Hahn1,371,308-500,000
Dan "pepperprince" Zack1,192,342-8,000
Stephen "tonystarsgfk" Graner1,145,903-2,404,097
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:59 AM Local Time
Chip Counts From Table 81
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan3,912,480593,000
Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon3,637,3471,855,685
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld3,591,4861,212,200
Ron "Samthedog76" Jenkins3,028,160974,905
Shawn "shades927" Stroke2,347,283-1,256,726
Keith "T1mB3y_B33F" Donovan1,908,500642,000
Sean "seanswing" Swingruber1,628,585-360,706
Harrison "Harrisond33" Dobin1,317,565-748,910
Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella732,519-156,550
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:57 AM Local Time
Sang "youngkoi" Lee Eliminated in 19th Place ($35,194)

Sang "youngkoi" Lee was eliminated in 19th place when his    fell in a preflop all in to the    Dan "pepperprince" Zack.

The board ran out       and the field was cut to just two tables as the break approached.

Dan "pepperprince" Zack1,200,342-207,252
Sang "youngkoi" Lee0-992,396
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:51 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 8,000
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