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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018

Event #74: Big Blind Antes $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,337,000
  • Entries: 355
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, July 13, 2018 7:27 PM Local Time
Volpe Gets Value on the River

Paul Volpe

Paul Volpe raised to 110,000 from the under-the-gun position and Todd Ivens defended his big blind.

The flop came down     and Ivens checked to Volpe. The three-time bracelet winner continued with a bet of 115,000 and Ivens called.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river was the   and Ivens checked to Volpe again and he put out a big bet of 520,000. Ivens paid it off but he mucked his hand when Volpe showed   .

Paul Volpe2,000,00055,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 7:10 PM Local Time
Ivens Doubles Up

This time it was Todd Ivens his turn to double up again. He doubled through John Andress and is now back to 1.8 million while Andress is down to around the million chips.

Ivens had    and the board ran out       and won the hand.

Todd Ivens1,650,000425,000
John Andress1,000,000-795,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 6:59 PM Local Time
Andress Climbing Back Up

Todd Ivens raised from the under-the-gun position to 110,000 and John Andress three-bet all in for a little less than a million chips. Ivens called and they opened up their cards.

Ivens was in a pretty good spot holding    against Andress'   , but the flop wasn't in Ivens' favor.

The dealer opened up       to give Andress the double-up, climbing back up from three big blinds to almost 40 right now.

John Andress1,795,000980,000
Todd Ivens1,225,000-980,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 6:57 PM Local Time
Zamani Takes From Deeb

Martin Zamani raised from the button and Shaun Deeb defended his big blind. Both players checked on the     flop before Deeb bet 135,000 on the   turn. Zamani called, and when the river came the  , Deeb bet around 450,000 and Zamani snap-called.

Martin Zamani:   
Shaun Deeb:   

Both players had two pair, but Zamani had it better and took the pot.

Martin Zamani3,300,000975,000
Shaun Deeb3,200,000-1,295,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 6:28 PM Local Time
888ride: Coffee and a Question-off with Andrew Neeme

David Tuchman is driving around Las Vegas looking for a poker player and luckily he runs into the YouTubing, American Poker Award-winning, t-shirt making Andrew Neeme.

Watch Tuchman and Neeme battle in a question-off too in this episode of 888ride.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 13, 2018 6:26 PM Local Time

The players have gone on a 15-minute break.

Friday, July 13, 2018 6:25 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Shaun Deeb4,495,000-505,000
Romain Lewis3,370,0001,320,000
Martin Zamani2,325,000-275,000
Todd Ivens2,205,000-95,000
Paul Volpe1,945,000-55,000
Bin Duan1,490,000-510,000
Scott Margereson1,115,00015,000
John Andress815,000395,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 6:22 PM Local Time
Volpe Doubles Through Andress

Paul Volpe raised to 90,000 and Bin Duan called. John Andress three-bet all in for 1,055,000 and Volpe pushed all in as well for a little bit less. Duan got the clock called on him and ended up folding.

Paul Volpe:   
John Andress:   

The board ran out       and Volpe doubled up while Andress is left with 125,000

Andress tripled up in the next hand and is back at 420,000

Paul Volpe2,000,0001,100,000
John Andress420,000-680,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 6:05 PM Local Time
Ivens Versus Volpe

Todd Ivens

One of the returning battles on the outer table are the battles between Todd Ivens and Paul Volpe.

Paul Volpe raised from 90,000 from the under the gun position and Todd Ivens called from the big blind. The flop came down     and Ivens checked to Volpe. Volpe bet 75,000 and Ivens raised to 275,000. Volpe called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the   and Ivens decided to lead out with a big bet of 450,000. Volpe called and Ivens tabled the nut flush with    and Volpe opened up    for an inferior flush.

Todd Ivens2,300,000150,000
Paul Volpe900,000-800,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 5:52 PM Local Time
Deeb Wins Five Million Pot

Shaun Deeb

Scott Margereson was in the cutoff and up against Shaun Deeb in the big blind. The flop was down    , and the two players got all their chips into the middle.

Scott Margereson:   
Shaun Deeb:   

Deeb had two pair, and Margereson had the nut flush draw. It was to be a big sweat with the pot at 5m. The turn   was no good to Margereson, and the river   secured the win for Deeb. The WSOP Player of the year contender collected the pot, and Margereson chipped down to 1.1m.

Shaun Deeb5,000,0002,800,000
Scott Margereson1,100,000-2,250,000
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Friday, July 13, 2018 5:47 PM Local Time
Mike Watson Eliminated in 9th Place ($54,831)

Mike Watson

The board was down      when Martin Zamani, in the big blind, check-called a 200,000 bet from Mike Watson.

When the river was revealed to be the  , Zamani checked again. Watson bet 600,000 and Zamani put his 850,000 stack into the middle. Watson, who was covered by Zamani, called and they revealed their hands.

Martin Zamani:   
Mike Watson:   

It was house-over-house as Zamani had slow played pocket aces and Watson was the next player to hit the rail in 9th place for $54,831.

The players are now just one more elimination from reaching the unofficial final table.

Martin Zamani2,600,000900,000
Mike Watson0-1,400,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
Matthijs Aerts Eliminated in 10th Place ($54,831)

Matthijs Aerts

John Andress moved all in from the cutoff for about 700,000. Matthijs Aerts called from the small blind for his last 300,000 as he lost a lot of small pots to have less than ten big blinds left.

John Andress:   
Matthijs Aerts:   

The     flop was good for Aerts and the   was a blank, but the river was the   and Aerts was eliminated from the tournament.

Todd Ivens2,150,000650,000
Bin Duan2,000,000725,000
Paul Volpe1,700,000-570,000
John Andress1,100,000550,000
Matthijs Aerts0-1,100,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 5:35 PM Local Time
Sam Greenwood Eliminated in 11th Place ($41,721)

Sam Greenwood

Sam Greenwood has exited the event in 11th place after losing the majority of his chips to Mike Watson.

Watson raised to 60,000 on the button and Greenwood three-bet from the small blind. Watson moved all in for around 600,000 and Greenwood called.

Mike Watson:   
Same Greenwood:   


Watson was in great shape to double preflop, and the board was good to him. The former moved up over 1.4m, as Greenwood was left with just five big blinds.

Just a couple of hands later Greenwood moved all in for 140,000 from the cutoff, and Shaun Deeb raised to 240,000 on the button. Both players in the blinds folded and Greenwood needed help from the board to survive with   . Deeb held   , and after the five cards came down, he was still ahead and Greenwood exited in 11th place.

With ten players remaining, there are now two tables of five players after Romain Lewis was moved to the feature table to restore the balance.

Mike Watson1,400,000600,000
Sam Greenwood0-900,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 5:28 PM Local Time
Preflop Action Only

The outer table stands in contrast with the featured table where all the action is happening. Most of the pots that happen on the table are taken down preflop.

Friday, July 13, 2018 5:26 PM Local Time
Mark Teltscher Eliminated in 12th Place ($41,721)

Mark Teltscher

Mark Teltscher was on the button and got all his chips into the middle after Martin Zamani had raised from the cutoff. Zamani was happy to put the rest of his stack into the middle as well, and Telscher was the player at risk of elimination.

Mark Teltscher:   
Martin Zamani:   


Zamani took the lead with a pair of kings on the flop and held to signal Teltscher's exit in 12th place for $41,721.

Martin Zamani1,700,000650,000
Mark Teltscher0-850,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 13, 2018 5:17 PM Local Time
Deeb and Zamani Switch Stacks

Shaun Deeb and Martin Zamani got it all in preflop with Deeb, the player at risk.

Shaun Deeb:   
Martin Zamani:   


Deeb had the best hand preflop and held as the board was completed to move up to just over 2m, as Zamani chipped down to 1m.

Shaun Deeb2,200,000875,000
Martin Zamani1,050,000-1,050,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 5:15 PM Local Time
Margereson Takes The Chip Lead

Scott Margereson raised from the cutoff and Mike Watson and Sam Greenwood called in the blinds. Both the blinds checked on the     flop, and Margereson bet 100,000. Watson called, and Greenwood folded before the turn   came down.

Watson check-called a 275,000 bet from Margereson and both players checked to a showdown on the   river.

Margereson turned over    and Watson held   . Both players had a pair of kings, but Margereson took the pot with his ace kicker to move over 3m.

Scott Margereson3,350,0001,050,000
Mike Watson800,000-300,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 5:12 PM Local Time
Ivens Takes From Volpe

Todd Ivens

Paul Volpe and Todd Ivens definitely belong to the more active players and this time it was Ivens that won one of the battles.

Ivens checked from middle position to Volpe who put in a bet of 85,000 on the     flop. Matthijs Aerts sat in the small blind and he folded his hand. Ivens called to see the turn.

The turn was the   and Ivens check-called a bet of 135,000 to see the   appear on the board.

Both players checked this time and Ivens took it down by showing   .

Paul Volpe2,270,000-130,000
Todd Ivens1,500,00060,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 4:58 PM Local Time
Greenwood Folds to Zamani's Flop Shove

Mike Watson raised to 60,000 from under the gun and Sam Greenwood three-bet to 160,000 in the next seat. The action folded around to Martin Zamani in the small blind, and he thought for a couple of minutes before he four-bet to 365,000.

Watson folded but Greenwood made the call, and when the flop came down    , Zamani moved all in. Greenwood was covered by Zamani and was visibly unsure on his next move.

"Do you have two queens?" asked Zamani.

"If I had two queens I would have called by now" Greenwood responded.

"I think you might have got me to fold here," said Greenwood, after another minute of thinking.

Greenwood then laid down his hand.

"I will show if you show," said Zamani, and the rest of the table egged Greenwood on to take the deal. The Canadian agreed and revealed    for a pair of nines, and Zamani revealed    for top pair.

Martin Zamani2,100,000500,000
Sam Greenwood900,000-380,000
Friday, July 13, 2018 4:52 PM Local Time
Aerts and Volpe Chop it Up

Paul Volpe sat in the small blind and bet 90,000 on the     board. Matthijs Aerts called from one seat over to see the turn.

The turn came down and it was the  . Volpe checked to Aerts this time who put in a bet of 250,000. Volpe called.

The river was the   and completed the board. Volpe checked and then Aerts moved all in for a lot of chips. Volpe called and both had the king for the split pot.

Aerts was holding    and Volpe held   .

Paul Volpe2,400,00050,000
Matthijs Aerts1,100,000-100,000
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