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

Friday, May 31, 2019 to Monday, June 03, 2019

High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em for the 50th Annual (Event #5)

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $5,280,000
  • Entries: 110
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, June 3, 2019 5:41 PM Local Time
Ben Heath Wins His First Bracelet - Conquers WSOP $50,000 High Roller for $1.48 Million

Ben Heath

In light of the 50th Annual World Series of Poker, there was always going to be a $50,000 High Roller tournament. With such a significant buy-in, the group of players able to give it a shot is limited. You could predict a final table full of recognizable faces, and that's precisely what happened.

After three days of play, just six players remained from the 110-entry field. Five bracelet winners, and Ben Heath. But Heath did bring the chip lead, a ton of experience playing high rollers, and seemingly immunity from feeling pressure in essential spots.

"It feels a lot better than I thought it would."

After not even five hours of play, Heath was indeed the one posing with the gold WSOP bracelet, his first. That makes it look like it was all easy going, which wasn't entirely the case. He had to battle with some of the best in the game, and more than once lost the advantage with others topping the counts.

Asked what it means to win his first WSOP bracelet, Heath said: "It feels a lot better than I thought it would."

Posing for the winner photo and answering questions from the press that rushed the stage upon completion of the last hand didn't seem to faze Heath too much. But, as he would soon explain, that hadn't always been the case: "When I was younger, I was shy and didn't really want to win the bracelet. I would have rather just taken second place. But now that it has happened, it feels great!"

Final Table Payout WSOP 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em

PositionPlayerCountryPrize
1Ben HeathUnited Kingdom$1,484,085
2Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States$917,232
3Sam SoverelUnited States$640,924
4Dmitry YurasovRussia$458,138
5Nick PetrangeloUnited States$335,181
6Chance KornuthUnited States$251,128
    
7Elio FoxUnited States$192,794
8Cary KatzUnited States$151,755
9David EinhornUnited States$122,551

WSOP 50th Annual High Roller - $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Action

The final table got underway with an average stack of 40 big blinds for the remaining six players after David Einhorn, Cary Katz, and Elio Fox had already departed on the penultimate day of the schedule. The shortest two stacks, belonging to Dmitry Yurasov and Nick Petrangelo, were still over thirty big blinds deep.

Despite the room for play for all six finalists, the first casualty took place after only three hands. Chance Kornuth lost all three of them, bluffing the first one, raising the river with a worse hand in the second, and getting it in dominated in the last. Needless to say that it wasn't Kornuth's day. He lost the majority of his chips to Dmitry Yurasov and got eventually taken out by Andrew Lichtenberger.

"it's hard not think that it might be slipping away. But things worked out in the end, I guess."

Just a couple of hands later, Nick Petrangelo followed Kornuth out the door. Petrangelo got it in with ace-king against the queens of Ben Heath and found no help on the flop, turn, or river.

Ben Heath initially built out his lead only to lose a big pot to Lichtenberger to get about even in chips with him. The two battled in multiple pots that saw the lead change hands just as often. Lichtenberger took a sizable lead to distance himself from Heath and the rest not much later.

Asked if he felt like the victory was slipping away from him, Heath said after play had wrapped up: "I was up to fifteen million or so at one point and then fell down to eight [million], so it's hard not think that it might be slipping away. But things worked out in the end, I guess."

Dmitry Yurasov
Dmitry Yurasov was eliminated in a controversial hand that involved Sam Soverel folding out of turn

A Controversial Hand in the $50,000 High Roller

Heath turned things around winning a controversial hand against Dmitry Yurasov that meant the latter's demise.

With Soverel and Yurasov on equal stacks of twenty-five big blinds each, the former opened for a min-raise. Yurasov shoved all in, and Lichtenberger got out of the way from the small blind.

Heath in the big blind, though, asked for a count and contemplated his next action for a bit. With the tournament utilizing a shot clock, Heath was soon out of time, and he tossed in a small red time bank card to gain thirty more seconds to act. Soverel, still in the hand as the initial raiser, wasn't paying attention and tossed his cards in the muck right away, seemingly registering Heath's time bank card as either a muck of his cards or a call with a single chip. Now, not facing Soverel anymore, Heath instantly called.

To say that Yurasov wasn't happy is pointing out the obvious. Yurasov showed ace-ten of diamonds and lost to Ben Heath's ace-queen of hearts.

"It was definitely going in either way. [...] I genuinely think he did it by mistake."

When the floor walked over to see what was going on, Lichtenberger assured him that Soverel didn't intentionally muck out of turn and that it was instead an honest mistake.

Asked about the hand after he had won, Heath was adamant that the outcome would have been the same: "It was definitely going in either way. I think if I have a slightly worse hand then it could become a bit interesting, but I genuinely think he did it by mistake."

Soverel faced no penalty, but couldn't turn things around either. He succumbed a couple of hands later, getting it in and losing with king-jack suited against Ben Heath's ace-king.

Having knocked out Yurasov and Soverel, Heath started with an eighteen to fourteen million lead. Lichtenberger seemed to get the better of it initially and evened the stacks after only five hands. Over the next five hands, he took the lead but was trailing Heath again after the latter won the next batch.

Ben Heath and Andrew Lichtenberger
Ben Heath and Andrew Lichtenberger

The Final Hand

After a button raise from Lichtenberger, Heath three-bet holding ace-jack. Lichtenberger four-bet shoved for 56 big blinds with ace-king and Heath called.

"I have friends that understand what my goals are in life, so they've been great."

Heath flopped a jack to take the lead in the hand. The turn made things a bit iffy for him, but a blank on the river guaranteed Heath the bracelet and the accompanying $1,484,085.

Joining him in his winner photo were half a dozen friends that had railed him throughout the final table. "I have friends that understand what my goals are in life, so they've been great," Heath said. "They tell me to go play my best, which is what I try to do. Not 'Go win the tournament' because the results don't matter to me. It's all about how well I played."

With the WSOP only a week in, the summer is already a great one for Heath. But that doesn't mean he intends to rest on his laurels; "I'm probably not going to play too much of the small stuff, but I'll be around all summer, playing some events at Aria and still studying a lot."

Ben Heath
Ben Heath
Monday, June 3, 2019 4:31 PM Local Time
Andrew Lichtenberger Eliminated in 2nd Place ($917,232)

Andrew Lichtenberger

Hand #172: Starting the hand with 14 million against the 19 million of Ben Heath, Andrew Lichtenberger opened his button for 650,000.

Heath three-bet to 2.4 million and Lichtenberger shoved all in. Heath didn't waste too much time calling to put Lichtenberger at risk. Heath was trailing, though.

Andrew Lichtenberger:   
Ben Heath:   

After the dealer was instructed to go ahead and deal a flop, the burn card disappeared under the pot and she fanned    .

With his jack paired, Heath took the lead and was on the verge of winning his first WSOP tournament. The   on the turn gave Lichtenberger some outs but the   on the river that paired the board wasn't one of the cards he was looking for.

Suffering a bad beat in the final hand of play, Lichtenberger had to do with second place and a payday of $917,232.

Ben Heath, meanwhile, got ready to pose for the winner photos, soon to receive his first gold bracelet and the accompanying $1,484,085, almost twice as big as his previous biggest score.

An extended recap of today's action is to follow.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Ben HeathUnited Kingdom$1,484,085
2Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States$917,232
3Sam SoverelUnited States$640,924
4Dmitry YurasovRussia$458,138
5Nick PetrangeloUnited States$335,181
6Chance KornuthUnited States$251,128
7Elio FoxUnited States$192,794
8Cary KatzUnited States$151,755
9David EinhornUnited States$122,551
Ben Heath33,000,00014,000,000
Andrew Lichtenberger0-14,000,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 4:24 PM Local Time
Hands #168-171: Small Pots With Lots of Checks

Hand #168: Andrew Lichtenberger opened for 650,000 and Ben Heath called. The flop came     and Heath checked. Lichtenberger bet 425,000 and Heath called. The   hit the turn and both players checked.   on the river and another two checks later, Heath showed    and took down the pot.

Hand #169: Heath made it 575,000 and Lichtenberger called. On    , both checked. Lichtenberger checked the   on the turn and Heath bet 1.1 million. Lichtenberger called.   on the river and Lichtenberger checked. Heath thought about it for a bit but eventually checked behind in the 3.6 million pot. Lichtenberger showed    for the rivered two pair and Heath mucked.

Hand #170: Lichtenberger made it 650,000 and Heath called. The flop of     had Heath check-call 425,000 from Lichtenberger. The   on the turn saw both check and the   completed the board. They both checked again and Lichtenberger took it down with    having paired his five, Heath's    ended up in the muck.

Hand #171: Heath opened for 575,000 and Lichtenberger folded.

Ben Heath19,000,000-200,000
Andrew Lichtenberger14,000,000200,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 4:12 PM Local Time
Hands #163-167: Heath Opens Up a Lead

Hand #163: Ben Heath raised to 575,000 on the button and Andrew Lichtenberger called from the big blind. The flop came     and Lichtenberger check-folded to a bet of 775,000 from Heath.

Hand #164: Lichtenberger made it 650,000 and Heath three-bet to 2,400,000. Lichtenberger called and the flop fell    . Heath led out for 2,400,000 and Lichtenberger instantly mucked his cards.

Hand #165: Heath raised to 575,000 and Lichtenberger called to see a flop of    . Lichtenberger checked and Heath continued for a pot-sized pet of 1,400,000. Lichtenberger called and the   landed on the turn. Both players checked and the   hit the river. Two more checks and Lichtenberger tabled    while Heath showed    for the best hand.

Hand #166: Lichtenberger made it 650,000 on the button and Heath defended. On the flop of    , both players knuckled the table to see the   on the turn. They also checked to the   on the river and Heath checked once more. Lichtenberger finally threw in a bet of 525,000 and Heath called. Lichtenberger showed    and Heath mucked his cards.

Hand #167: Heath opened to 575,000 and Lichtenberger quickly called. The flop came     and Lichtenberger check-folded to a bet of 1,100,000 from Heath.

Ben Heath19,200,0003,600,000
Andrew Lichtenberger13,800,000-3,600,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 4:01 PM Local Time
Hands #158-162: Some Pre-Flop Three-Bets

Hand #158: Andrew Lichtenberger made it 650,000 and Ben Heath three-bet to 2.4 million. Lichtenberger folded instantly.

Hand #159: Heath raised to 575,000 and Lichtenberger called. On the flop of    , Lichtenberger checked. Heath bet 475,000 and Lichtenberger called. The   on the turn had Lichtenberger check again. This time, Heath checked behind so the   on the river was seen for free. Lichtenberger bet 1.8 million into 2.35 million and Heath folded right away.

Hand #160: Lichtenberger made it 650,000 from the button and Heath called. The two got     to work with and Heath checked. Lichtenberger bet 425,000 and Heath folded right away.

Hand #161: Heath opened for 575,000 but folded to Lichtenberger's 2.2 million three-bet.

Hand #162: Lichtenberger raised to 650,000 and Heath called. They both checked on    . The   turn saw Heath bet 875,000 and Lichtenberger folded.

Andrew Lichtenberger17,400,0001,200,000
Ben Heath15,600,000-1,200,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, June 3, 2019 3:53 PM Local Time
Hands #152-157: Lichtenberger Brings it Back to Even

Hand #152: Andrew Lichtenberger folded the button and Ben Heath received a walk.

Hand #153: Heath folded the button and Lichtenberger picked up the pot.

Hand #154: Lichtenberger raised to 650,000 and Heath called. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Another two checks and the   completed the board. Heath led out for 300,000 and Lichtenberger quickly called. Heath tabled    for absolutely nothing and Lichtenberger took down the pot with   .

Hand #155: Heath folded his button again and Lichtenberger picked up some more chips.

Hand #156: Lichtenberger made it 650,000 on the button and Heath defended. The flop fell     and Heath checked to Lichtenberger who continued for 325,000. Heath called and the   landed on the turn. Heath checked again and Lichtenberger counted out a bet of 1,400,000. Heath folded this time and Lichtenberger took over the chip lead.

Hand #157: Heath opened to 575,000 and Lichtenberger quickly folded.

Ben Heath16,800,000-2,050,000
Andrew Lichtenberger16,200,0002,050,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 3:43 PM Local Time
Take a Break

Ben Heath and Andrew Lichtenberger are taking a quick break before the heads-up match begins.

Ben Heath18,850,0000
Andrew Lichtenberger14,150,0000
Monday, June 3, 2019 3:43 PM Local Time
Sam Soverel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($640,924)

Sam Soverel

Hand #151: Ben Heath was first to act and opened for 575,000. Over in the small blind, Sam Soverel three-bet to 1.5 million. Big blind Lichtenberger folded right away. Heath shoved for 2.15 million effectively and Soverel called for the 650,000 he had behind.

Ben Heath:   
Sam Soverel:   

The flop of     made for a lot of potential for Soverel with his pair outs now complemented by a gutshot and flush draw.

The   turn and   river, though, brought no help to Soverel and he exited in third place for $640,924. A total of $1,484,085 awaits the winner with both players having already locked up $917,232.

Ben Heath18,850,0004,950,000
Andrew Lichtenberger14,150,000-450,000
Sam Soverel0-4,700,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 3:39 PM Local Time
Hands #147-150: Lichtenberger Gives Seven-Deuce a Try

Hand #147: Andrew Lichtenberger made it 550,000 from the button and Sam Soverel called from the big blind. The flop of     had Soverel check. Lichtenberger bet 425,000 and Soverel called. On the   turn, with 2.33 million in the middle, both players checked. The   completed the board and another two checks later, Lichtenberger took it down showing   .

Hand #148: Soverel in the small blind limped in for an additional 125,000, Lichtenberger checked his big blind. The flop brought the two     and Soverel checked. Lichtenberger bet 275,000 and Soverel called. The   hit the turn and Soverel checked once more. Lichtenberger bet 725,000 this time around. That was enough to win him the pot as Soverel folded.

Hand #149: After Soverel folded, Lichtenberger raised to 900,000 from the small blind. Heath committed the additional 650,000 to see a flop. On    , they both checked so the   on the turn was seen for free and they checked again. The   on the river saw Lichtenberger bet 1.8 million. Heath called almost instantly.

Lichtenberger showed   , Heath took it down with the   .

Hand #150: Lichtenberger raised to 550,000 from the button. Sam Soverel called from the big blind. Soverel checked on     and Lichtenberger bet 425,000. Soverel folded.

Monday, June 3, 2019 3:25 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 125000/250000
Ante: 250000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, June 3, 2019 3:23 PM Local Time
Hands #144-146: Lichtenberger Checks Down Top Pair

Hand #144: Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 475,000 on the button and Sam Soverel defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Soverel check-folded to a bet of 350,000 from Lichtenberger.

Hand #145: Ben Heath opened to 450,000 on the button and Soverel called from the small blind. The flop fell     and Soverel checked to Heath who checked it back. The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Soverel led out for 750,000 and Heath laid his cards down.

Hand #146: Lichtenberger limped in from the small blind and Heath checked his option. The flop fell     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Two more checks and the   appeared on the river. The two players opted to check it down and Lichtenberger tabled    for top pair to claim the pot.

Andrew Lichtenberger14,600,000800,000
Ben Heath13,900,000-900,000
Sam Soverel4,700,000200,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 3:21 PM Local Time
Dmitry Yurasov Eliminated in 4th Place ($458,138)

Dmitry Yurasov

Hand #143: Sam Soverel opened for 400,000 first to act and Dmitry Yurasov shoved for 4.93 million right next to him. Andrew Lichtenberger quickly folded his small blind but Ben Heath in the big blind asked for a count.

Heath thought about it for a bit, glanced over to Soverel, and tossed in a time bank card to gain 30 seconds of extra time. Soverel, not fully paying attention it seemed, instantly mucked his cards out of turn as soon as Heath tossed in the time bank card.

With now just facing Yurasov's shove and not having to worry about Soverel, Heath called right away.

Yurasov, not happy with Soverel mucking out of turn, angrily stood up, almost tossing his chair in the process. Soverel apologized before the two tabled their cards.

Dmitry Yurasov:   
Ben Heath:   

The board ran out         and Yurasov exited the tournament area, busting in fourth place for $458,138. The remaining three players are now guaranteed $640,924. The runner-up is to receive $917,232 while the winner awaits $1,484,085.

Click here for more on this controversial hand, including Isaac Haxton calling for Soverel's disqualification, in PokerNews' latest The Muck.

Ben Heath14,800,0005,400,000
Andrew Lichtenberger13,800,000-100,000
Sam Soverel4,500,000-400,000
Dmitry Yurasov0-4,900,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 3:11 PM Local Time
Hands #138-142: Heath Puts Lichtenberger in the Tank

Hand #138: Dmitry Yurasov limped in from the small blind and Andrew Lichtenberger checked his option. The flop came     and Yurasov led out for 300,000. Lichtenberger called and the   paired the board on the turn. Yurasov tossed in another large bet of 800,000 and Lichtenberger finally relinquished his cards.

Hand #139: Lichtenberger just called from the small blind and Ben Heath opted to see a flop. The flop fell     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Lichtenberger tossed in a bet of 250,000 and Heath called to see the   on the river.

Lichtenberger fired out another 450,000 only to have Heath raise to 1,600,000. Lichtenberger used up a time extension but finally came to the conclusion of folding and conceding the pot to Heath.

Hand #140: Lichtenberger raised it up to 475,000 on the button and Sam Soverel called from the big blind. The flop came     and Soverel check-folded to a bet of 250,000 from Lichtenberger.

Hand #141: Ben Heath jammed all in on the button and both of the blinds quickly folded.

Hand #142: Andrew Lichtenberger received a walk in the big blind.

Andrew Lichtenberger13,900,000-700,000
Ben Heath9,400,0001,300,000
Sam Soverel4,900,000-800,000
Dmitry Yurasov4,900,000200,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:59 PM Local Time
Hands #133-137: Soverel Doubles With Kings

Hand #133: Ben Heath made it 5.4 million from the button, effectively putting both blinds all in. Soverel called from the small blind for 2.8 million and Dmitry Yurasov folded his big blind.

Ben Heath:   
Sam Soverel:   

The board ran out an uneventful         and Soverel doubled to 6.2 million. Yurasov the shortest with 5.2 million while Heath dropped to 8.8 million after the hand.

Hand #134: Andrew Lichtenberger received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #135: Lichtenberger limped in from the small blind and Heath checked in the big blind. On     and Lichtenberger bet 200,000. Heath called and saw Lichtenberger check on the   turn. Heath checked behind.   on the river and both checked. Lichtenberger showed    and Heath mucked.

Hand #136: Lichtenberger raised to 475,000 from the button and took down the blinds and ante.

Hand #137: Lichtenberger raised to 450,000 and everyone folded.

Andrew Lichtenberger14,600,0001,700,000
Ben Heath8,100,000-3,600,000
Sam Soverel5,700,0002,800,000
Dmitry Yurasov4,700,000-900,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:51 PM Local Time
Hands #128-132: Lichtenberger Makes a Straight Against Yurasov

Hand #128: Dmitry Yurasov opened to 400,000 in the cutoff and Sam Soverel called from the big blind. The flop came     and Soverel check-folded to a bet of 300,000 from Yurasov.

Hand #129: Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 450,000 in the cutoff and Yurasov defended from the big blind. Both players checked through the flop of     and the   on the turn. On the   river, two more checks led to Lichtenberger turning over    for the best hand.

Hand #130: Yurasov made it 600,000 to go from the small blind and Lichtenberger folded his big blind.

Hand #131: Yurasov limped in on the button which allowed Lichtenberger and Ben Heath to come along from the blinds. The flop fell     and the action checked to Yurasov who bet 400,000. Lichtenberger called and Heath got out of the way.

The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Lichtenberger led out for 400,000 with four cards to a straight on the board and Yurasov called. Lichtenberger tabled    for a straight and Yurasov flung his cards to the muck.

Hand #132: Heath just limped in from the small blind and Sam Soverel checked with just 12 big blinds in front of him. The flop came     and Heath led out for 200,000. Soverel called and the   landed on the turn. Heath checked this time and Soverel bet 375,000 which earned him the pot.

Andrew Lichtenberger12,900,0001,700,000
Ben Heath11,700,000-900,000
Dmitry Yurasov5,600,000-600,000
Sam Soverel2,900,000-300,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:40 PM Local Time
Hands #123-127: Heath Retakes the Lead

Hand #123: Andrew Lichtenberger made it 700,000 from the small blind. Ben Heath called from the big blind to see a flop in position. On    , Lichtenberger and Heath both checked. The   on the turn saw them both check again and the   on the river was seen for free and they checked again. Lichtenberger showed    but that was no good as Heath took it down with the slightly better   .

Hand #124: Andrew Lichtenberger raised to 475,000 from the button. Heath folded but Sam Soverel called from the big blind. On    , they both checked. The   on the turn paired the board and Soverel bet 1,350,000. Lichtenberger called.

The   completed the board and Soverel took his time before he bet 800,000 into 3.95 million. Lichtenberger needed some time too but eventually called. Soverel showed    for not much of anything, Lichtenberger took it down with    for a slightly better nothing-hand.

Hand #125: Lichtenberger was first to act and opened for 450,000. Ben Heath right next to him three-bet to 1,580,000 and saw all other players fold. Pot to Heath.

Hand #126: Dmitry Yurasov limped in from the small blind and Lichtenberger checked his option in the big blind. On    , Yurasov checked. Lichtenberger bet 250,000 and Yurasov folded.

Hand #127: Lichtenberger made it 700,000 from the small blind. Heath called in the big and the two saw a flop of    . Lichtenberger checked and so did Heath. The   on the turn had Lichtenberger bet 450,000. Heath called.

The 2.5 million in the middle was about to get bigger with the   on the river. Lichtenberger bet 1,350,000 and Heath called. Lichtenberger showed    for the missed flush draw and Heath took it down with    for the better missed flushdraw that made a straight on the river.

Ben Heath12,600,0004,075,000
Andrew Lichtenberger11,200,000-475,000
Dmitry Yurasov6,200,000-475,000
Sam Soverel3,200,000-2,925,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:22 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 100000/200000
Ante: 200000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:09 PM Local Time
Hands #121-122: Yurasov's Three-Bet Takes the Players to Break

Hand #121: Andrew Lichtenberger opened to 360,000 in the cutoff and Ben Heath three-bet to 1,150,000 on the button. The blinds both folded and Lichtenberger mulled it over before folding as well.

Hand #122: Heath raised to 360,000 and Dmitry Yurasov stuck in a three-bet from the small blind. The action was back on Heath and he let his cards go.

The remaining four players are now heading on their first 15-minute break of the day.

Andrew Lichtenberger11,675,0001,275,000
Ben Heath8,525,000-1,475,000
Dmitry Yurasov6,675,000375,000
Sam Soverel6,125,00025,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 2:03 PM Local Time
Hands #116-120: Lichtenberger Takes the Lead

Hand #116: Andrew Lichtenberger limped in from the button again for 160,000. Ben Heath raised it up to 540,000 and Sam Soverel folded. Lichtenberger called and the two got a flop of     to work with. Heath bet 460,000 into 1.4 million and Lichtenberger called.

The   hit the turn and Heath got his foot off the pedal and checked. Lichtenberger checked behind. The   completed the board and Heath counted out 1.19 million before sliding it in. Lichtenberger contemplated his next action for a bit before he called. Heath showed    and Lichtenberger showed   . Chop for the two big stacks.

Hand #117: Sam Soverel limped in from the small blind and Dmitry Yurasov raised to 560,000 from the big blind. Soverel shoved for 5,720,000 and Yurasov asked for a count. Upon hearing how much it was, he eventually folded.

Hand #118: Andrew Lichtenberger got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #119: Lichtenberger limped in from the small blind. Big blind Heath checked and saw     as a flop. They both checked and they did so too on the   turn. The   completed the board and Lichtenberger bet 240,000. Heath called and showed the winner with    as Lichtenberger tabled   .

Hand #120: Lichtenberger limped in for 160,000 from the button and Ben Heath completed from the small blind. Sam Soverel in the big checked.

The flop of     was checked by all and the   hit the turn. Heath bet 585,000 and Soverel folded. Lichtenberger called.

With now 1.81 million in the middle, the   completed the board. Heath bet 425,000 and Lichtenberger committed a time bank card before raising to 2.38 million. Heath called but mucked upon being shown    for the turned set.

Andrew Lichtenberger10,400,0003,700,000
Ben Heath10,000,000-3,000,000
Dmitry Yurasov6,300,000-800,000
Sam Soverel6,100,000100,000
Monday, June 3, 2019 1:43 PM Local Time
Hands #110-115: Yurasov Knocks Heath Down a Step

Hand #110: Sam Soverel raised to 400,000 on the button and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #111: Dmitry Yurasov opened to 350,000 on the button but couldn't find any action from the blinds.

Hand #112: Andrew Lichtenberger made it 375,000 on the button and Sam Soverel defended from the big blind. The flop fell     and Soverel check-called a bet of 250,000 from Lichtenberger. The   paired the board on the turn and Soverel led out for 425,000 which got a quick fold from Lichtenberger.

Hand #113: Soverel limped in from the small blind and Yurasov checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Soverel made a huge overbet of 900,000 and Yurasov dumped his cards to the muck.

Hand #114: Yurasov just called from the small blind and Lichtenberger chose to see a flop from the big blind. The dealer spread the flop of     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Yurasov led out for 250,000 and Lichtenberger laid his hand down.

Hand #115: Yurasov raised it up to 350,000 on the button and was called by Lichtenberger in the small blind and Ben Heath in the big blind. The flop fell     and the action checked to Yurasov who continued for 450,000. Lichtenberger folded but Heath called to see the   on the turn.

Heath checked again and Yurasov slid out a bet of 1,050,000. Heath still called and the   completed the board. Heath checked for the third time and Yurasov checked it back. Heath tabled    but Yurasov held    for the higher kicker.

Ben Heath13,000,000-2,400,000
Dmitry Yurasov7,100,0002,700,000
Andrew Lichtenberger6,700,000-1,400,000
Sam Soverel6,000,0001,000,000
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