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Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship
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Joe Foresman Leads Final Five Players in Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship

gaellej • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Joe Foresman
Joe Foresman

There will be an extra day of action in the final bracelet event of the summer, as five players are still alive looking to become the first-ever $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship winner and take down the $397,903 first-prize.

Joe Foresman will be in the pole position on Friday, bagging up a monster stack of exactly 74,600,000 million in chips. He surged to the top during the last three levels of the day, including a fortunate hand against Linda Huard at the beginning of the final table. Huard, the last woman standing, got eliminated in ninth place for $35,128 after she five-bet all in with kings and got called by Foresman holding queens, who found a queen on the flop to bust Huard from the tournament.

The bracelet winner Will Givens has the second biggest stack with 45,500,000. Givens, who started the day with the second biggest stack, managed to stay among the chip leaders the whole day and will come back tomorrow with 57 big blinds.

The Lebanese player Jeff Hakim, who final tabled the 2018 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em is also still alive with 24,300,000 and will be a serious opponent tomorrow in the race for the gold. Hakim busted Jean-Francois Alexandre in eighth place, the second French-Canadian player of the final table, calling Alexandre's all-in bet for a similar stack with pocket eights while Alexandre held king-eight and doubled up in the process.

Alexandre was followed in the rail by David Goodman (seventh place - $58,988) versus Hakim on a flip and Mrityunjay Jha (sixth place - $77,308), who lost in a preflop confrontation with ace-jack against Givens with pocket eights.

There were 83 players that came back on Thursday. Some of those that were lost along the way were Kathy Liebert (80th place -$4,199), Lawrence Brandt (73th place - $4,199), Jason Wheeler (56th place - $6,023), Jimmy Tran (37th place - $8,926), Riccardo Trevisani (42th place - $8,926) and Dan Matzusuki (26th - $13,658)

Sandrine Phan, having an amazing run for her first participation at the WSOP, finishing third in the Ladies Event, got eliminated in 14th place for $21,567. Phan was left with three big blinds after a hand versus Hakim. Phan four-bet all with pocket nines in and Hakim snap-called with aces. The board brought no surprises and Phan busted a few minutes later.

Below you will see how the remaining field stacks up, as well as where they will be seated on tomorrow. The action will pick up again at 2 p.m., and they will play down to a winner.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Gleb KovtunovUkraine9,800,00012
2Will GivensUnited States45,500,00056
3Jeff HakimLebanon24,300,00030
4Steffen LogenGermany30,100,00037
5Joe ForesmanUnited States74,600,00093

PokerNews will have all of your updates then, including hand-for-hand coverage of the final table, so be sure to come back and enjoy the action!

Tags: David GoodmanJason WheelerJean Francois AlexandreJeff HakimJimmy TranJoe ForesmanKathy LiebertLawrence BrandtLinda HuardMrityunjay JhaRiccardo TrevisaniSandrine PhanWill Givens

Play Has Halted for the Day

SandraBarbour • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

The remaining five players have bagged and tagged for the night. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.

Hands #53-55: Last Exchanges for the Night

SandraBarbour • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Hand #53: Steffen Logen moved all in for 1,400,000 annd got no action.

Hand #54: Joe Foresman raised to 1,400,000 on the button and Will Givens called from the big blind. The flop was {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Givens checked. Foresman bet 2,100,000 and Givens called. The turn was the {10-Spades} and was checked through to the {2-Diamonds} river. Givens fired 3,700,000 and Foresman called. Given showed {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Foresman tabled {a-Spades}{10-Hearts} for queens and tens to win the pot.

Hand #55: Givens raised to 1,800,000 from the small blind and Jeff Hakim called from the big blind. A flop reading {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} was dealt and Givens fired 1,600,000. Givens folded.

Tags: Jeff HakimJoe ForesmanSteffen Logen

Hands #49- 52 : Hakim Chiping Up

gaellej • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Hand #49: Steffen Logen raised to 1,400,000 in the cutoff and collected the blinds.

Hand #50: Joe Foresman raised to 1,400,000 in the cutoff and after some tank, Will Givens called in the small blind. Jeff Hakim three-bet to 9,000,000 in the big blinds and took down the pot.

Hand #51: In a blind versus blind situation, Hakim bet 600,000 on the flop {k-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Logen folded.

Hand #52: Givens raised to 1,200,000 in the cutoff and Hakim called on the button, followed by Foresman in the big blind.

The flop came {a-Clubs}{6-Spades}{8-Spades} and all the players checked. The river fell a {6-Hearts} and Givens bet 1,5000,000 after Foresman checked. It was enough to win the pot without more action.

Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
lb 26,700,000 1,200,000

Tags: Jeff HakimJoe ForesmanSteffen LogenWill Givens

Hands #42-48: Givens and Foresman Exchange Chips

SandraBarbour • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Hand #42: Will Givens raised to 1,200,000 on the cutoff and Joe Foresman called from the big blind. A flop reading {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} was dealt and checked through to the {7-Spades} turn and to the {7-Clubs} river. Both players checked again and Foresman revealed {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts} to win the pot.

Hand #43: Jeff Hakim opened to 1,300,000 on the cutoff and got no action.

Hand #44: Foresman raised to 1,400,000 on the button and everyone folded.

Hand #45: Foresman raised to 1,400,000 on the cutoff and Givens called from the small blind. The flop was {6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and was checked around to the {3-Hearts} turn. Givens fired 3,000,000 and Foresman called. The {9-Diamonds} filled up the board and both players checked. Givens showed {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for a pair of sixes to rake in the pot.

Hand #46: Givens raised to 1,300,000 on the button and everyone folded.

Hand #47: Gleb Kovtunov moved all in under the gun for 11,250,000 and got no action.

Hand #48: Foresman moved all in from the small blind and Kovtunov folded.

Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
lb 25,500,000 -2,500,000
Gleb Kovtunov ua
Gleb Kovtunov
ua 12,300,000 -200,000

Tags: Gleb KovtunovJeff HakimJoe ForesmanWill Givens

Hands #37-41: Logen Forces a Fold from Givens

gaellej • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Hand #37: Gleb Kovtunov raised to 1,200,000 under the gun and Joe Foresman three-bet to 3,600,000. Kovtunov folded.

Hand #38: Will Givens raised to 1,400,000 under the gun and Jeff Hakim made the call in the cutoff. On the flop {6-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, Givens continued for 2,000,000 and it was enough to win the pot right away.

Hand #39: Steffen Logen raised in the cutoff for 1,400,000 and faced a three-bet to 7,000,000 from Foresman on the button. Logen let it go.

Hand #40: Foresman raised in the cutoff to 1,400,000 and Hakim called in the big blind. The flop came {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and went check-check.

On the turn {j-Clubs}, Foresman bet 2,700,000 after a check from Hakim and the latter tanked before folding.

Hand #41: Will Givens raised on the button to 1,400,000 and Logen decided to three-bet to 5,000,000 from the big blind. Givens tanked for a minute and four-bet to 8,500,000. Logen quickly announced all in and Givens sent his cards into the muck.

Joe Foresman US
Joe Foresman
US 72,600,000 8,500,000
Will Givens us
Will Givens
us 37,200,000 -12,000,000
Steffen Logen de
Steffen Logen
de 29,600,000 6,600,000
Gleb Kovtunov ua
Gleb Kovtunov
ua 12,500,000 -6,200,000

Tags: Gleb KovtunovJoe ForesmanSteffen LogenWill Givens

Hands #32-36: Logen's Shove Gets Through

SandraBarbour • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante

Hand #32: Will Givens raised to 1,200,000 on the cutoff and Joe Foresman called from the big blind. The flop was {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Foresman checked. Givens bet 1,800,000 and Foresman folded.

Hand #33: Givens bet 1,200,000 under the gun and Foresman called from the small blind. The dealer fanned a flop of {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Foresman checked. Givens bet 1,200,000 and Foresman called. The turn was the {a-Hearts} and was checked through to the {6-Clubs} river. Both players checked again. Foresman tabled {j-Spades}{10-Hearts} for a pair of tens and Givens revealed {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} for a pair of kings to take down the pot.

Hand #34: Givens got a walk.

Hand #35: Steffen Logen raised to 1,400,000 from the hijack and Givens called from the small blind. The flop fell {6-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Givens checked. Logen threw in a bet of 1,500,000 and Givens folded.

Hand #36: Foresman raised to 1,300,000 under the gun and Hakim called from the small blind. Logen three-bet shoved for 20,025,000 from the big blind. Foresman snap-folded but Hakim went deep into the tank for a few minutes then folded.

Joe Foresman US
Joe Foresman
US 64,100,000 -7,700,000
Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
lb 28,000,000 -3,800,000
Steffen Logen de
Steffen Logen
de 23,000,000 8,700,000

Tags: Joe ForesmanSteffen LogenWill Givens

Mrityunjay Jha Eliminated in 6th Place ($77,308)

gaellej • Level 37: 300,000-600,000, 600,000 ante
Mrityunjay Jha
Mrityunjay Jha

Hand #31: Will Givens raised in the cutoff and Mrityunjay Jha pushed on the button for a remaining stack around 6,000,000. It came back to Givens who called to create the following showdown:

Mrityunjay Jha: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Will Givens: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

Jha didn't hit throughout the board {9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and made his way to the cashier to collect his prize of $77,308.

Will Givens us
Will Givens
us 49,200,000 10,700,000
Mrityunjay Jha us
Mrityunjay Jha
us Busted

Tags: Mrityunjay JhaWill Givens