Live Tournament Updates

Hand #149: Sean Yu Wins! ($260,000)

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Champion Sean Yu
Sean Yu (pictured) raises to 1,750,000, Kareem Marshall reraises to 6,000,000, and Yu calls. The flop comes 10club8spade7club, and Marshall quickly moves all in.

Yu snap-calls with 10diamond7diamond for two pair, tens and sevens, and Marshall turns over AdiamondKdiamond for ace high. Marshall needs to improve to stay alive.

The turn is the Jclub, giving Marshall a gutshot straight draw, but the river is the Aheart.

Sean Yu wins the pot -- and the tournament -- with two pair, tens and sevens.

Kareem Marshall finishes as the runner-up, earning $180,000.

Sean Yu wins the partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino, earning $260,000, a seat in next year's event with accommodations at ARIA Resort & Casino, and a $2,000 package to travel and play in the partypoker presents: WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn that is scheduled for November 11-16, 2014 in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Yu also receives a trophy from the WPT, and another trophy from the ARIA Resort & Casino.

Congratulations to Sean Yu!

1st:  Sean Yu  -  $260,000
2nd:  Kareem Marshall  -  $180,000
3rd:  Scott Clements  -  $120,500
4th:  Christian Harder  -  $90,000
5th:  Jeffrey Ray  -  $70,000
6th:  Luis Nargentino  -  $55,000
7th:  Brian Benhamou  -  $45,000
8th:  Terry Fleischer  -  $35,000
9th:  Messadek Soufiane  -  $26,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Sean Yu, Kareem Marshall, Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
05:27 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #146-148: Heads-Up Battle

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Hand #146  -  Kareem Marshall folds, giving Sean Yu a walk.

Hand #147  -  Sean Yu raises to 1,600,000, and Kareem Marshall folds.

Hand #148  -  Kareem Marshall folds, giving Sean Yu a walk.

Sorted In: Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
05:26 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #140-145: Even Steven

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Hand #140  -   Kareem Marshall limps the button, and Sean Yu raises to 2 million. Marshall folds.

Hand #141  -   Sean Yu limps the button, and Kareem Marshall takes a free flop from the big blind.

The board runs out Jspade5spade4spadeAclub4club with the two men content to check it down. Yu shows Kheart3heart to win the pot with king-high.

Hand #142  -  Sean Yu gets a walk.

Hand #143  -  Kareem Marshall gets a walk.

Hand #144  -   Kareem Marshall limps the button, and Sean Yu checks his option.

The flop comes 9diamond8club4diamond. Marshall bets 800,000 and Yu calls. The turn is the 4heart, and both men check to the Tclub river. Yu bets 2 million, and Marshall quickly calls. The latter shows Tspade3spade, and Yu’s equivalent Tdiamond6club means a split pot.

Hand #145   -   Sean Yu limps the button, and Kareem Marshall raises to 2.7 million. Yu calls.

The flop comes Aheart5spade4club, and Marshall continues out with a cool 5 million. Yu spends about a minute in the tank before folding.

Heads Up_Sean Yu_Kareem Marshall

Sean Yu - 27,350,000 (55 bb)
Kareem Marshall - 26,950,000 (54 bb)

Sorted In: Kareem Marshall, Sean Yu, Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
05:21 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #135-139: Kareem Marshall Keeps Momentum

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Hand #135  -  Sean Yu raises to 1,450,000, and Kareem Marshall folds.

Hand #136  -  Kareem Marshall limps for 500,000, and Sean Yu checks his option. Both players check to the turn on a board of Kdiamond4heart3club4diamond, Yu bets 600,000, Marshall raises to 1,300,000, and Yu thinks for a bit before he folds. Marshall takes the pot.

Hand #137  -  Sean Yu limps for 500,000, Kareem Marshall raises to 1,500,000, and Yu calls. Both players check to the river on a board of QdiamondQheart8club3heart5diamond, and Marshall shows 2diamond2heart to win the pot.

Hand #138  -  Kareem Marshall folds, giving Sean Yu a walk.

Hand #139  -  Sean Yu limps for 500,000, Kareem Marshall raises to 2,000,000, and Yu calls. Both players check to the river on a board of Jdiamond9spade5diamond8spade10diamond. Marshall shows 7club7diamond to win the pot.

Sorted In: Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
05:13 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #134: Kareem Marshall Doubles Thru Sean Yu

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Kareem Marshall
Kareem Marshall (pictured) limps for 500,000, and Sean Yu checks. The flop comes Qheart8heart5club, Yu checks, Marshall bets 1,500,000, and Yu calls.

The turn is the Kclub, Yu checks, Marshall bets 2,600,000, and Yu thinks for a bit before he calls.

The river is the 6heart, Yu checks, and Marshall moves all in for 5,725,000. Yu thinks for a bit before he leans back in his chair, rechecks his cards, and calls with 5-3 for a pair of fives.

But Marshall turns over KheartQclub for two pair, kings and queens, to win the pot and double up in chips.

Kareem Marshall  -  20,800,000  (41 bb)
Sean Yu  -  33,500,000  (67 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Kareem Marshall, Sean Yu, Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
05:09 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #129-133: Sean Yu Opens the Gap

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Hand #129  -  Sean Yu completes from the button, and Kareem Marshall takes a free flop from the big blind.

It comes KspadeJclub8club, and both men check. The turn is the 4heart, and Yu bets 800,000. Marshall calls, and the river brings the 5club. Check-check.

Yu shows Qclub2diamond, and his queen-high takes the pot.

Hand #130  -  Kareem Marshall raises to 1.5 million from the button, and Sean Yu calls from the big blind.

The flop comes AclubTdiamond8diamond, and Marshall bets 2.5 million. Yu check-calls the bet, and the turn is the 9club. Check-check. The river 6club completes the board, and now Yu leads out with 2.4 million of his own chips. Marshall folds.

Hand #131  -  Sean Yu raises to 1.45 million from the button, and Kareem Marshall folds.

Hand #132  -  Kareem Marshall raises to 1.5 million from the button, and Sean Yu folds.

Hand #133  -  Sean Yu raises to 1.45 million from the button, and Kareem Marshall calls.

The flop is Aheart8heart5diamond, and it goes check-check to the Tdiamond turn. Yu bets 2.5 million, and Marshall calls. The river is the 2heart, and both men check again. Marshall shows QheartTspade, but Yu turns up the superior Aspade7heart. Marshall taps the felt in acknowledgement as the dealer pushes the pot to his opponent.

Sean Yu

Sorted In: Sean Yu, Kareem Marshall, Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
05:05 AM, 07/10/14

Hands #126-128: Scott Clements Out in 3rd Place ($120,500)

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

Scott Clements
Scott Clements

Scott Clements Hand #126  -  Scott Clements completes the small blind to 500,000, and Kareem Marshall checks his option in the big blind. The flop comes 9diamond8club3spade, Clements bets 500,000, and Marshall folds. Clements takes the pot.

Hand #127  -  Everyone folds to Sean Yu, giving him a walk in the big blind.

Hand #128  -  Sean Yu moves all in from the small blind, and Scott Clements calls all in with Adiamond4diamond. Yu snap-calls with JheartJspade, and Clements will need to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Qheart10diamond3heart9heartQdiamond, and Yu wins the pot with his pocket jacks to eliminate Scott Clements in third place.

Sean Yu  -  33,650,000  (67 bb)
Scott Clements  -  Out in 3rd Place  ($120,500)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Scott Clements, Sean Yu, Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
04:54 AM, 07/10/14

Level 36 Begins; Official Chip Counts

Level 36: 250,000-500,000, 75,000 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 36, with increased blinds of 250,000-500,000 and a 85,000 ante.

Here are the official chip counts from the table, along with the remaining prizepool:

Seat 1.  Kareem Marshall  -  20,850,000  (41 bb)
Seat 6.  Sean Yu  -  23,650,000  (47 bb)
Seat 8.  Scott Clements  -  9,800,000  (19 bb)

1st:  $260,000
2nd:  $180,000
3rd:  $120,500

Sorted In: Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
04:47 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #125: Sean Yu Doubles Thru Kareem Marshall

Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Kareem Marshall limps the button, Sean Yu raises to 1 million, and Marshall makes a reraise to a total of 2.8 million. Yu calls.

The flop comes 7heart6spade2spade, and Yu checks. Marshall announces that he is all in, and Yu calls with no delay. He’s the one all in for 8.75 million, and he’s on the draw:

Marshall: AspadeAdiamond (overpair)
Yu: 8diamond9diamond (open-ended straight draw)

Turn: 5heart

Yu claps his hands together in celebration, locking up the pot right there with his 9-high straight. The river is a meaningless Qheart, and Yu has found a big double.

It’s the last hand of the level, and updated chip counts will be posted momentarily.

Sorted In: Kareem Marshall, Sean Yu, Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
04:41 AM, 07/10/14

Hand #124: Scott Clements

Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Scott Clements raises to 800,000 from the button, and Sean Yu defends his big blind.

The flop comes 8club6diamond2heart. Yu checks, Clements bets 925,000, and Yu calls. The turn 5spade draws another check from Yu, and now Clements moves all in for about 6.35 million. Yu tanks and folds.

Sorted In: Sean Yu, Scott Clements, Season XIII, ARIA Resort and Casino, partypoker presents The WPT500 at Aria Resort and Casino, WPT500
04:40 AM, 07/10/14
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