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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, July 03, 2022 to Sunday, July 03, 2022

Event #70: $10,000 MAIN EVENT No-Limit Hold'em World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $80,782,475
  • Entries: 8,663
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:34 PM Local Time
Levy Chips Up Against Madan

Tzur Levy raised to 800,000 as the shortest stack on the table from the under-the-gun position and Mayank Madan defended the big blind. The duo headed to the     flop on which Madan check-called a bet worth 700,000.

After the   turn, Madan checked again and Levy now bet 1,300,000 while taking 59 seconds to act. No call by Madan followed and the rail from Israel started cheering. For the first time in a while, Tzur pulled away from the bottom of the leaderboard on the main feature table.

Mayank Madan9,800,000-1,900,000
Tzur Levy8,700,0002,100,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:28 PM Local Time
Rebei Ramps Up the Aggression by a Notch

Karim Rebei made it 925,000 to go and was called by Matthew Su in the cutoff and Kenny Tran out of the big blind. All three checked the     flop and the   turn was checked by Tran as well. Rebei now bet 1,050,000 and Su called within 22 seconds, Tran then required 53 seconds before he called as well.

The   fell on the river and Tran checked within 15 seconds. Rebei took 48 seconds before splashing in am over-bet worth 6,475,000 and Su snap-folded in just four seconds. Tran required 52 seconds of consideration and also sent his cards into the muck as well.

Karim Rebei54,800,0004,500,000
Matthew Su12,500,000-2,000,000
Kenny Tran11,100,000-2,400,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:27 PM Local Time
Diaz Chips Up Through Litsou and Setna

David Diaz raised to 800,000 in early position and was called by Efthymia Litsou and Jimmy Setna in the blinds. The flop came     and the blinds checked to Diaz who continued for 1,300,000. Litsou called and Stena stepped aside.

The turn brought the  , putting four hearts on the board. Litsou checked again and Diaz counted out a bet of 1,900,000. Litsou didn't waste much time before mucking her cards and Diaz dragged in the pot.

Efthymia Litsou13,225,000-2,175,000
David Diaz11,400,0003,400,000
Jimmy Setna6,400,000-1,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:22 PM Local Time
Small Pots Continue on the Main Feature Table

Karim Rebei got involved in the action again and made it 900,000 to go, which was called only by Aaron Duczak in the big blind. The     flop went check, check, and the   turn paired the board once more while also delivering a second flush draw as well.

Neither player invested any further chips and they checked to the   on the river. Duczak tabled the    for a flush and that won the pot.

Chip leader Rebei has not applied any relentless action yet on the main feature table as several shorter stacks are within three big blinds.

Karim Rebei50,300,000-900,000
Aaron Duczak14,800,0001,100,000
Matthew Su14,500,000-400,000
Kenny Tran13,500,0000
Evan Krentzman13,300,000200,000
Mayank Madan11,700,0000
John Eames8,100,000800,000
Asher Conniff7,900,0000
Tzur Levy6,600,0000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:21 PM Local Time
Two Barrels Good For Rozin

Aaron Mermelstein opened to 800,000 from middle position and received a single call from Vadim Rozin on the button.

Mermelstein checked after the     flop and then called when Rozin led out for 900,000.

On the   turn Mermelstein again checked and Rozin fired another bullet, sizing up to 2,300,000. Mermelstein let go of his hand to send the pot Rozin's direction.

Aaron Mermelstein49,300,000-1,700,000
Vadim Rozin20,900,0002,500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:18 PM Local Time
Short-Stacked Diaz Faces a Three-Bet

David Diaz raised to 800,000 in early position from his stack of roughly 10,000,000. He was three-bet from the hijack by Espen Jorstad to 2,200,000.

Diaz opted to call and see a flop of    . He then checked to Jorstad, who bet another 1,800,000.

Diaz didn't take long before folding to send the pot to Jorstad.

Espen Jorstad42,000,0005,950,000
Philippe Souki28,000,000-4,000,000
Jeffrey Farnes26,200,000-500,000
Brian Kim24,200,000-3,250,000
Robert Welch19,400,0002,200,000
Efthymia Litsou15,400,000-625,000
Tom Kunze14,900,000-1,350,000
David Diaz8,000,000-4,200,000
Jimmy Setna7,400,000575,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:16 PM Local Time
Jeckeln Concedes to Dobric

Andres Jeckeln opened to 1,000,000 under the gun and Matija Dobric called in middle position.

The dealer fanned the     flop, Jeckeln bet 1,400,000, and Dobric called.

The   landed on the turn, Jeckeln bet 2,500,000, and Dobric again called.

The   completed the board and after nearly a minute of deliberation, Jeckeln checked. Dobric then bet 3,000,000, and Jeckeln laid down his hand after a couple more minutes of deciding.

Matija Dobric38,400,0005,900,000
Andres Jeckeln8,200,000-4,900,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:16 PM Local Time
Conniff Not Su(re) About River Call

In a limped battle of the blinds between Asher Conniff and Matthew Su, both checked the     flop and Conniff also checked the   on the turn. That prompted a bet worth 800,000 by Su and Conniff took 35 seconds before coming along.

The   followed on the river and Conniff checked again when contemplating about it for 17 seconds, which then led to a bet worth 2,200,000 by Su after 34 seconds. Conniff gave it some consideration but opted to get out of the way once 91 seconds had passed.

Matthew Su14,900,0001,200,000
Asher Conniff7,900,000-2,000,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:09 PM Local Time
Rozin Gets Value

Michael Duek opened to 900,000 from under the gun and Vadim Rozin defended out of the big blind.

Rozin checked on the     flop and then called the 900,000 continuation from Duek.

Both players checked through the   turn to see the   river where Rozin led out for 1,600,000. Duek, after some time, called and then mucked when Rozin showed down   .

Michael Duek39,800,000-4,300,000
Vadim Rozin18,400,0003,500,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:07 PM Local Time
Updated Counts on the Main Feature Table

Matthew Su opened to 800,000 in a middling position and was called by Mayank Madan on the button. The     flop was checked by both and Su also checked the   on the turn. Madan now bet 1,000,000 and that won the pot uncontested.

Evan Krentzman then raised to 800,000 and found no resistance by any opponent behind to claim the blinds and big blind ante.

Karim Rebei51,200,000-1,000,000
Matthew Su13,700,000200,000
Aaron Duczak13,700,000-200,000
Kenny Tran13,500,0001,200,000
Evan Krentzman13,100,0001,000,000
Mayank Madan11,700,000800,000
Asher Conniff9,900,0000
John Eames7,300,000-800,000
Tzur Levy6,600,000-1,400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:04 PM Local Time
Damian Salas Eliminated in 27th Place ($262,300)

Damian Salas

Damian Salas moved all in for 4,575,000 in the cutoff and Aaron Mermelstein called in the big blind.

Damian Salas:   
Aaron Mermelstein:   

Salas was in rough shape and in need of help as the dealer spread the     flop. The   turn left the Argentinian needing a ten to stay alive, but the   completed the board to end the 2020 WSOP Main Event champ's deep run, as he embraced his opponents and rail, while his elimination ensured a new WSOP Main Event champion will be crowned.

Aaron Mermelstein51,000,0004,600,000
Michael Duek44,100,0001,800,000
Matija Dobric32,500,000-775,000
Vadim Rozin14,900,0002,000,000
Andres Jeckeln13,100,000-1,975,000
Kamal Bittar13,000,000-2,000,000
Adrian Attenborough11,500,000-600,000
Andy Taylor11,500,000-1,000,000
Damian Salas0-3,775,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:57 PM Local Time
No Value for Tran With the River Nuts

Evan Krentzman made it 800,000 to go on the button and was called only by Kenny Tran in the big blind, which led them to the     flop. Both checked within 21 and 11 seconds respectively to see the   turn and acted even faster to see the   for free. Once Tran checked, Krentzman checked it back within two seconds to get shown the    for the nut straight by Tran.

Kenny Tran12,300,0001,000,000
Evan Krentzman12,100,000-800,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:57 PM Local Time
Souki and Farnes Pick Up Small Pots

Philippe Souki raised to 850,000 in the cutoff and Brian Kim flat-called on the button. They went heads-up to a flop of    . Souki tossed in a bet of 800,000 and Kim still called.

The turn brought the   and Souki sized up with a bet of 2,900,000 and Kim finally laid his hand down.

On the next hand, David Diaz opened to 800,000 from under the gun and was called by Souki and Jeffrey Farnes in the big blind. The flop came     and Diaz continued with a bet of 800,000. Both Souki and Farnes stuck around to see the   on the turn.

All three players checked this time and the   completed the board. Farnes led out with a bet of 3,100,000 on the river and both Diaz and Souki quickly folded.

Philippe Souki32,000,0002,200,000
Brian Kim27,450,000-3,175,000
Jeffrey Farnes26,700,0000
David Diaz12,200,000-1,800,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:53 PM Local Time
Rebei Chips Up; Tran Takes Pot With Flop Bet

Chip leader Karim Rebei opened to 850,000 in the cutoff and was called by Matthew Su in the big blind. The     flop was checked by Su, who then got out of the way when Rebei made it 1,150,000 to go.

Aaron Duczak claimed the blinds and antes in the next hand with an open raise to 850,000 from under the gun.

Kenny Tran attempted to do the same in the next hand when he made it 800,000 to go but he was called by Su on the button and Evan Krentzman in the small blind, Duczak made it four ways to the     flop. It checked to Tran who took 41 seconds before betting 2,000,000.

Su needed as many seconds to fold while Krentzman and Duczak got out of the way much quicker to award the pot to Tran.

Karim Rebei52,200,0001,500,000
Aaron Duczak13,900,000-200,000
Matthew Su13,500,000-2,200,000
Evan Krentzman12,900,000-1,600,000
Kenny Tran11,300,0002,800,000
Mayank Madan10,900,0000
Asher Conniff9,900,000-200,000
John Eames8,100,000-200,000
Tzur Levy8,000,0000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:47 PM Local Time
Diaz Doubles Through Farnes

David Diaz

After Jeffrey Farnes opened to 800,000 in early position, David Diaz moved all in to his immediate left for 6,500,000.

After action folded back to Farnes, he called to put Diaz at risk.

David Diaz:   
Jeffrey Farnes:   

Diaz had Farnes dominated and after the board came      , Diaz had earned a much-needed double up through Farnes.

Jeffrey Farnes23,200,000-300,000
David Diaz14,000,0007,500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:45 PM Local Time
Su Chips Up in Showdown Against Conniff

Matthew Su min-raised from under the gun and was called by Asher Conniff in the big blind, which led them to the     flop. Once Conniff checked within just 11 seconds, Su continued for 600,000 and was called by birthday boy Conniff.

The   on the turn paired the board and both opted to check this time, which led to the   on the river. Conniff tabled the    for sevens and treys but Su had that beat with the    for the superior two pair.

Matthew Su15,700,0002,000,000
Asher Conniff10,100,000-1,800,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:44 PM Local Time
Mermelstein Fires All Streets

Aaron Mermelstein limped in the small blind and Adrian Attenborough checked his option out of the big blind.

Mermelstein led out for 400,000 on the     flop and received a call.

There was no slowing down on the   turn with Mermelstein firing off 500,000. Again, Attenborough called.

The   river saw Mermelstein push 850,000 into the middle and at that point Attenborough decided to give it up.

Aaron Mermelstein46,400,0001,150,000
Adrian Attenborough12,100,000-1,950,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:41 PM Local Time
Two Barrels Work for Levy

Tzur Levy opened to 800,000 on the button and was called by chip leader Karim Rebei in the small blind. The     flop brought a reluctant check by Rebei after 78 seconds and Levy bet 600,000 after a fraction of that, which Rebei then called very swiftly within seven seconds.

Both headed to the   turn on which Rebei checked after 37 seconds, prompting a second barrel worth 1,300,000. This time, Rebei took just five seconds before he sent the cards into the muck.

Karim Rebei50,700,000-2,200,000
Evan Krentzman14,500,0000
Aaron Duczak14,100,00050,000
Matthew Su13,700,0000
Asher Conniff11,900,0001,050,000
Mayank Madan10,900,000-1,000,000
Kenny Tran8,500,0000
John Eames8,300,000-825,000
Tzur Levy8,000,0001,250,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:38 PM Local Time
Diaz Doubles Through Souki

Philippe Souki opened to 850,000 in early position and David Diaz ripped all in for 2,750,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Souki quickly called to put Diaz at risk.

David Diaz:   
Philippe Souki:   

Diaz held the better of the two pocket pairs and had both of the suits covered. The board ran out       and Diaz earned himself a double up.

Philippe Souki29,800,000-2,275,000
David Diaz6,500,0002,750,000
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:35 PM Local Time
Duek Takes a Pot

Andy Taylor opened to 800,000 in early position, Vadim Rozin called in middle position, and Michael Duek called in the hijack.

The dealer fanned the     flop and action checked to Duek who bet 1,200,000, causing both opponents to fold.

Michael Duek42,300,0002,600,000
Vadim Rozin12,900,000-800,000
Andy Taylor12,500,000-800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander