2018 World Series of Poker

Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
2,000,000 / 4,000,000

Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Day 5 Completed

Dyer Races to Big Lead in the Main Event Before Storm Brings a Close to Day 5

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Power Out
Power Out

Poker isn't known for being an activity that's affected by the elements, but the weather came into play on Day 5 of the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event.

A storm hit Las Vegas, with the first serious rainfall of the summer arriving along with howling winds. The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino took the hit hard. Power died in the event center and emergency lighting activated about an hour before players were scheduled to bag.

Tournament supervisors announced there would be a 10-minute break while they figured out how to react to the situation. Although the lights came on just as the 10 minutes were up, the supervisors announced everyone was bagging up in the Main and they'd return as scheduled for Day 6 at 11am Tuesday, July 10.

That means 109 players still remain after finishing out their final hands of the night in darkness. Foremost among them in terms of chip count is Michael Dyer. The Houston native finished with 12,180,000 to give him a wide lead over second-place Brian Yoon — the two-time bracelet winner bagged 8,395,000.

“It was pretty swingy early on, but then I moved to the feature table and just skyrocketed," Dyer said when asked about his day."

The key hand occurred there on the stream, during the last level that fully played out, 25,000/50,000/5,000. Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy opened for 110,000 under the gun, Dyer three-bet to 315,000 with ace-king suited and Josephy made it 815,000. Dyer shoved, barely covering Josephy's 3.8 million, and the former November Niner called it off with kings. Everything ran out clean for him until an ace hit the river.

"It’s a trap hand," Dyer said. "He has so many chips that he can have whatever he wants to have. He had a really good hand, so I got lucky so that just happens sometimes. I just play hands. Whatever happens, happens.”

Michael Dyer
Dyer binked an ace on the river to rocket into a big lead and bust Cliff Josephy.

Some other players still toting above-average stacks include Bart Lybaert (7,530,000), start-of-day leader Barry Hutter (5,695,000), two-time bracelet winner Eric Froehlich (5,365,000) and high roller regular Ivan Luca (4,580,000).

Notable eliminations among the 200 or so who went down on Day 5 included Jake Schindler, 888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman, Ben Yu, Paul Volpe, Antonio Esfandiari and Brian Altman.

Three notable storylines still remain in play heading into Day 6. While several women had pulses coming into the day, Kelly Minkin remains alone among a sea of male competitors.

"It means a lot to me," she said of the distinction. "All the women who were deep in the Main Event were amazing as well. I busted a few of them in the previous days, and it doesn’t feel good because I’d like to see as many women as possible go deep in the Main, but it feels amazing to do it again."

Minkin finished 29th in 2015.

She had heaps early on after making some big hands but after peaking around 5 million, slid slowly from there until she bagged just 1,205,000.

"I definitely lost a lot of steam coming into the feature table and made a bunch of mistakes, so I’m really excited that we’re bagging early," she said. "It means I can get a full night’s rest and come back tomorrow and bag heaps."

Kelly Minkin
Minkin had a rocky last few levels on Day 5 after starting hot.

Joe Cada is the only player remaining who knows what it's like to lift poker's most cherished prize, having won the 2009 Main Event. He had something of the opposite tack compared to Minkin as he came in with one of the shorter stacks and slowly worked his way to just a little under average with just under 3 million. He ran well in the all-in pots, winning two flips, so he remains in contention to pull off a nearly unthinkable feat of winning two WSOP Main Events in the modern era.

Finally, Benjamin Pollak is trying to become the latest player to make two straight Main Event final tables. Last year's third-place finisher for $3.5 million, the Frenchman finished with 5,715,000 and could join the likes of Mark Newhouse and Michael Ruane as players to advance to the final table in back-to-back years, although Ruane only made the unofficial final table as he busted in 10th in 2017.

Follow along with these stories and more as the Main Event continues to develop with coverage right here on PokerNews, starting at 11am with Level 26 (30,000/60,000/10,000) continuing where it left off when inclement weather hit.

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariBarry HutterBart LybaertBenjamin PollakBrian AltmanBrian YoonCliff JosephyEric FroehlichIvan LucaKelly MinkinMichael DyerPaul Volpe

Main Event Day 6 Seat Draw and End of Day Counts

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4242Clayton FletcherUnited States1,740,00029
Amazon4243Artur KorenAustria4,710,00079
Amazon4244Jaime KaplanUnited States4,985,00083
Amazon4245Antoine LabatFrance2,015,00034
Amazon4246Ofir MorUnited States1,930,00032
Amazon4247Jared PalmerUnited States1,720,00029
Amazon4248Mason BarrellUnited States4,075,00068
Amazon4249Andres JeckelnArgentina4,970,00083
Amazon4251Joe CadaUnited States2,965,00049
Amazon4252Alexandre ReardFrance1,640,00027
Amazon4253Jorden FoxUnited States4,005,00067
Amazon4254Jason GoochUnited States4,000,01067
Amazon4255Nirath ReanUnited States5,590,00093
Amazon4256Richard RobinsonUnited States5,850,00098
Amazon4257Kerry BellUnited States2,700,00045
Amazon4258Rifat PalevicSweden2,610,00044
Amazon4259Konstantin BeylinUnited States6,930,000116
Amazon4261Ognjen SekularacRussia2,860,00048
Amazon4262Nils TolpingrudUnited States3,165,00053
Amazon4263Alexander LynskeyAustralia3,655,00061
Amazon4264Brayden GazlayUnited States750,00013
Amazon4265Shaun DeebUnited States2,610,00044
Amazon4266Barry HutterUnited States5,695,00095
Amazon4268Ricky PyneUnited States2,450,00041
Amazon4269Alexander ZiskinUnited States4,865,00081
Amazon4271Steven AdamsUnited States1,010,00017
Amazon4272Barry FaecherUnited States2,550,00043
Amazon4274Jason MaeroffUnited States910,00015
Amazon4275Michael FeilGermany3,535,00059
Amazon4276Dan WilsonIreland1,985,00033
Amazon4277Alexander GrossUnited States6,755,000113
Amazon4278Ryan RiversCanada3,945,00066
Amazon4279Cory WilliamsUnited States1,180,00020
Amazon4281Thomas MacDonaldUnited Kingdom4,655,00078
Amazon4282Michael LavenburgUnited States2,235,00037
Amazon4283Brent BallentineUnited States2,000,00033
Amazon4284Ahmed AminUnited States3,225,00054
Amazon4285Daniel TangHong Kong3,475,00058
Amazon4286Brian YoonUnited States8,395,000140
Amazon4287Sylvain LoosliFrance3,715,00062
Amazon4288Shaun O'DonnellUnited States4,830,00081
Amazon4289Aleksandr ShevelevRussia1,915,00032
Amazon4291Jeffery TrudeauUnited States8,305,000138
Amazon4292Jan MachCzech Republic4,870,00081
Amazon4293Paulino UemuraBrazil2,840,00047
Amazon4294Roger LussierUnited States3,515,00059
Amazon4295Victor Pedote Dos SantosBrazil1,375,00023
Amazon4297Aram ZobianUnited States5,450,00091
Amazon4298Nicholas CushmanUnited States1,290,00022
Amazon4299Chanracy KhunCanada4,830,00081
Amazon4301Krasimir YankovBulgaria1,210,00020
Amazon4302John CynnUnited States5,155,00086
Amazon4303Randy LoweryUnited States1,425,00024
Amazon4304Mario MosbockAustria1,750,00029
Amazon4305Mark StocktonUnited States5,355,00089
Amazon4306Paulo GoncalvesBrazil6,940,000116
Amazon4307Seth FosterUnited States1,955,00033
Amazon4308Jack DuongUnited States1,520,00025
Amazon4309Eric FroehlichUnited States5,365,00089
Amazon4311Michael CordellUnited States4,920,00082
Amazon4312Samuel BernabeuSpain5,835,00097
Amazon4314Justin HarvellUnited States1,225,00020
Amazon4315James ObstAustralia1,730,00029
Amazon4316Stefan HuberSwitzerland1,690,00028
Amazon4317Nishant SharmaUnited States5,800,00097
Amazon4318Michael DyerUnited States12,180,00020
Amazon4319Ming XiChina1,335,00022
Amazon4391Robert FabreUnited States3,025,00050
Amazon4392Sharukh ShawUnited States2,275,00038
Amazon4393Sean MarshallUnited States3,165,00053
Amazon4394Mike JukichUnited States5,495,00092
Amazon4395Laurynas LevinskasLithuania3,740,00062
Amazon4396Hari BercoviciIsrael7,650,000128
Amazon4397Jordan CristosUnited States2,185,00036
Amazon4398Artem MetalidiUkraine6,525,000109
Amazon4399Kao SaechaoUnited States3,950,00066
Amazon4411Cole MillerUnited States6,195,000103
Amazon4412Henrik HecklenDenmark2,050,00034
Amazon4413Bas De LaatNetherlands4,050,00068
Amazon4414Jeremy AnsherUnited States1,370,00023
Amazon4415Bart LybaertBelgium7,530,000126
Amazon4416Martijn GerritsNetherlands2,430,00041
Amazon4417Ubaid HabibUnited States2,910,00049
Amazon4418Nicolas ManionUnited States1,395,00023
Amazon4431Ayman QutamiUnited States2,390,00040
Amazon4432Tony MilesUnited States5,600,00093
Amazon4433Volodymyr DrokinUnited Kingdom2,845,00047
Amazon4434Jamie FlynnUnited States2,680,00045
Amazon4436Philip ChunUnited States2,500,00042
Amazon4437Franklin AzevedoUnited States1,600,00027
Amazon4438Shannon ShorrUnited States2,915,00049
Amazon4439Jonathon PrestedUnited Kingdom915,00015
Amazon4451Kelly MinkinUnited States1,205,00020
Amazon4452Frederik JensenDenmark5,635,00094
Amazon4453Mark ZulloUnited States3,540,00059
Amazon4454Peter NguyenUnited States2,840,00047
Amazon4455Ivan LucaArgentina4,580,00076
Amazon4456Vivek RughaniIndia1,545,00026
Amazon4457Benjamin PollakFrance5,715,00095
Amazon4459Ricardo SouzaBrazil3,575,00060
Amazon4471Peter CampoUnited States6,935,000116
Amazon4472Randall LackUnited States4,645,00077
Amazon4473Hector Dominguez-DepazUnited States2,050,00034
Amazon4474Yueqi ZhuChina2,210,00037
Amazon4475Vicent Bosca RamonSpain1,300,00022
Amazon4476Chris Da-SilvaUnited Kingdom5,600,00093
Amazon4477Nghia LeUnited States5,100,00085
Amazon4478Ryan PhanUnited States2,075,00035
Amazon4479Alexander HaroUnited States6,180,000103

End-of-Day 5 Chip Counts

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Michael Dyer us
Michael Dyer
Day 8 Chip Leader
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
8,395,000 395,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Jeff Trudeau us
Jeff Trudeau
8,305,000 805,000
Hari Bercovici il
Hari Bercovici
7,650,000 200,000
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
7,530,000 -1,320,000
Paulo Goncalves br
Paulo Goncalves
6,940,000 40,000
Peter Campo us
Peter Campo
6,935,000 -65,000
Konstantin Beylin us
Konstantin Beylin
Alexander Gross us
Alexander Gross
6,755,000 5,000
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
6,525,000 225,000
Cole Miller us
Cole Miller
6,195,000 -105,000
Alexander Haro us
Alexander Haro
6,180,000 -220,000
Richard Robinson us
Richard Robinson
5,850,000 550,000
Samuel Bernabeu es
Samuel Bernabeu
5,835,000 -615,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Nishant Sharma in
Nishant Sharma
5,800,000 650,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
5,715,000 315,000
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
5,695,000 -380,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Frederik Brink dk
Frederik Brink
5,635,000 -1,245,000
Tony Miles us
Tony Miles
5,600,000 -400,000
Chris Da-Silva gb
Chris Da-Silva
5,600,000 1,800,000
Nirath Rean us
Nirath Rean
5,590,000 1,115,000
Mike Jukich us
Mike Jukich
5,495,000 230,000
Aram Zobian us
Aram Zobian
5,450,000 -950,000
Day 6 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
5,365,000 -10,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Mark Stockton us
Mark Stockton
5,355,000 685,000

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Play Concludes

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

Although the lights in the Amazon Room have returned to a degree, play has concluded for the night, and will restart tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. (PDT).

A complete list of chip counts will be posted shortly of the remaining 109 players.

Break Time

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

The Tournament Director has announced that the players are taking a 10-minute break until 11:45 p.m.

By that time, there will be an update on the lighting situation or whether or not play will conclude for the night.

Lights Out

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

The lights in the Amazon Room here in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino have turned off. They partially came on for a moment, but then everything went dark again.

All hands are currently being completed on each table as the ESPN camera crews bring a spotlight around to tables with action so that it can be completed.

If the lighting doesn't return, the plan is to send the players home for the evening as per a Tournament Director.

Power Out
Power Out

Barrell Eliminates Kim

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

Mason Barrell checked a completed board of {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{9-Clubs} from the big blind and Hyon Kim pushed all in for 870,000 from the button. Barrell was in there with a snap-call and Kim turned over {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} for trips. Barrell had rivered him with {k-Spades}{9-Spades} though, and Kim sent his stack over and went to collect a payout.

Player Chips Progress
Mason Barrell us
Mason Barrell
4,200,000 2,020,000
Hyon Kim us
Hyon Kim

Tags: Hyon KimMason Barrell

Beylin Doubles Through Adams

Level 26 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante

Catching the action on the flop of {Q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} with around 2,000,000 in the middle, Konstantin Beylin was all in for his last 2,380,000 against Steven Adams.

Konstantin Beylin: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}
Steven Adams: {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The turn and river landed the {J-Spades} and {2-Diamonds}, and Beylin doubled to nearly 7 million in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Konstantin Beylin us
Konstantin Beylin
6,930,000 3,630,000
Steven Adams us
Steven Adams
1,010,000 -4,375,000

Tags: Konstantin BeylinSteven Adams