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  • BUY-IN: $1,500ENTRIES: 905
  • PRIZEPOOL: $1,221,750REMAINING: 1
  • LEVEL: 31
  • SB/BB: 120000/240000ANTE: 0

James Douglas Scoops Carol Fuchs

Friday, June 2, 2017 7:24 PM Local Time

Carol Fuchs

James Douglas limped into the pot and was followed by two other players. Carol Fuchs checked her big blind. The flop came     and action checked to the button. He bet and Fuchs and Douglas both called.

The turn was the   and all three players checked. The river was the   and Fuchs led out. Douglas called and the button folded. Fuchs showed      but it was no good. Douglas turned up      for a straight and better low and he scooped the pot.

James Douglas79,00022,400
Carol Fuchs58,000-22,000

Alex Ferrari Doubles Through Rich Sklar

Friday, June 2, 2017 6:57 PM Local Time

Ken Aldridge raised from middle position. Rich Sklar then reraised from the cutoff before Alex Ferrari three-bet from the big blind. Aldridge folded. Sklar called.

The flop fell     and Ferrari bet. Sklar called.

The   dropped on the turn and Ferrari moved all in for his last 4,000. Sklar called.


The   completed the board and Ferrari scooped the pot with an ace-deuce low and a pair of eights for the high hand.

Alex Ferrari44,0002,000
Rich Sklar5,000-23,000

Updated Counts From Around the Field

Friday, June 2, 2017 6:47 PM Local Time

James Chen205,00055,000
Tuan Le158,00046,000
Rex Clinkscales125,00015,000
James Woods85,000-15,800
Paul Tedeschi81,00015,000
Carol Fuchs80,00047,600
Valentin Vornicu75,00044,000
Shirley Rosario52,5002,500
Ben Ludlow45,000-13,000
Richard Bai45,000-14,900
David Levi13,500-12,100

Kevin Gerhart Doubles Through Steve Lustig

Friday, June 2, 2017 6:42 PM Local Time

Daniel Weinman raised from middle position. Kevin Gerhart moved all in for his remaining 5,000 from the small blind and Steve Lustig completed the call from the big blind.

The flop came     and Lustig bet. Weinman called.

The turn brought the  . Lustig bet and Weinman mucked.


Both players were guaranteed half the pot until the   completed the board. Gerhart took down the pot with his three-six low and flush winning the high.

Kevin Gerhart15,000-3,900

Let's Go On a Break

Friday, June 2, 2017 6:17 PM Local Time

The remaining players are on another 15-minute break.

While you wait, check out the incredible field at the One Drop!

Defending Champ Benny Glaser Left With Short Stack; Eliminated Shortly After

Friday, June 2, 2017 6:13 PM Local Time

Benny Glaser

Scott Fitzhugh raised from under the gun. Action folded around to Benny Glaser in the big blind who called. The flop came     and Glaser checked to Fitzhugh. Fitzhugh bet. Glaser raised. Fitzhugh reraised. Glaser raised once more, enough to put Fitzhugh all in. Fitzhugh called and the two turned up their hands.


"Wow, you have all my outs too," Glaser said.

The turn and the river were the   and   and that gave Fitzhugh the scoop. Glaser was left with an extremely short stack after the hand and was eliminated from the tournament shortly after.

Benny Glaser0-37,000

Abdel Hamid Bubbles Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:59 PM Local Time

"Why'd I do that?" asked Abdel Hamid regrettably after he had already moved all in and had lost on the first hand of hand-for-hand play.

He stood there waiting as the remaining tables completed their hand. No one else was eliminated and Hamid made his way to the exit.

Another player on the table recalled that Hamid moved all in for his remaining 1,600 with      and was unsuccessful in doubling up.

A relief for the remaining players who guaranteed themselves $2,253 for their efforts.

Abdel Hamid00

"Putt Putt" Makes it Through a Couple All-Ins

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:58 PM Local Time

Brendan Taylor found himself with a short stack going into the bubble but has survived several all-ins to stay alive.

"Let's go, putt putt!" a player at Taylor's table chanted as he moved all in again.

From under the gun, Taylor moved all in for 900. He was called in three spots by Humberto Brenes, James Douglas, and Paul Sokoloff.

The flop came down     and Action check to Sokoloff who bet. Everyone else folded and the two headed to a showdown.


The board completed with   and the   and Taylor was able to quadruple his 900 into 3,600.

The next hand, Taylor moved all in from the big blind and found himself all in against Paul Sokoloff and Richard Sklar.

Sklar and Sokoloff checked down to the river with the board showing      . On the river, Sokoloff bet and Sklar called. Sokoloff showed      for a pair of sixes and the low, but Sklar showed      for a pair of aces. Those two chopped the side pot. Taylor then showed his      to take his half of the main pot with the nut straight, allowing him to survive for another round.

Taylor is still laughing and smiling despite being in the danger zone here on the bubble.

Gary Vick Rising

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:42 PM Local Time

Gary Vick raised from the hijack before Christopher Carey reraised from the big blind. Vick called.

The flop came     and Carey bet. VIck called.

The   dropped on the turn and Carey bet. Vick then raised. Carey called.

The   completed the board and Carey check-called a final bet.

Vick then flipped over his      for the nut flush and the winning hand.

Gary Vick122,000119,000
Christopher Carey72,000-18,000

Gwen Herrick Triples on the Bubble to Survive

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:39 PM Local Time

With just three bustouts to go until the money, Gwen Herrick was forced all from the small blind. Chris Carey raised from the cutoff and everyone else folded, bringing the two heads up to a showdown.


The board ran out      , giving Herrick a straight to more than triple-up and survive.

Christopher Carey60,00029,800
Gwen Herrick4,000-23,900

Mike Sexton's New Role

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:33 PM Local Time

Valentin Vornicu Can't Get Value

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:16 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , Valentin Vornicu called a bet from Paul Tedeschi. The turn was the   and Vornicu checked to Tedeschi who bet. Vornicu called. The river was the   and Vornicu checked to Tedeschi. Tedeschi followed up with a check behind.

"Oh man," Vornicu said. "I should've value bet." He turned over      for a straight and the nut low.

Tedeschi leaned back in his chair and checked his cards. After counting to see if he also had a qualifying low, he pitched his hand into the muck, awarding the pot to Vornicu.

Paul Tedeschi66,00011,000
Valentin Vornicu31,00013,900

Rich Sklar Takes Out Leonard St. Germain

Friday, June 2, 2017 5:08 PM Local Time

Rich Sklar raised from middle position before Humberto Brenes reraised from the cutoff. Leonard St. Germain was in the big blind and called all in for his tournament life. Sklar called.

The flop came     and Sklar bet out. Brenes lifted up his cards and shook his head before mucking his hand.

Sklar then flipped over his      which had the lead against St. Germain's     .

The board then ran out   and   to see Sklar scoop the pot, sending St. Germain to the rail.

Humberto Brenes67,00018,900
Rich Sklar28,00010,600
Leonard St. Germain00

James Woods Wins Round One Against Ben Ludlow

Friday, June 2, 2017 4:56 PM Local Time

James Woods

Ben Ludlow opened from middle position. Action folded around to James Woods in the small blind and he raised. Action folded back to Ludlow and he called the bet.

The flop came     and Woods led out with a bet. Ludlow called.

The turn was the   and again Woods led out. Ludlow called again.

On the   river, Woods led for a third time. Ludlow went into the tank and thought for a few seconds before calling. Woods turned up      for a straight and the nut low and that was enough to elicit a muck from Ludlow.

"Either way, that pot couldn't have gone to a nicer guy," Woods said, consoling Ludlow after the hand. "I'll tell you why I did that later."

James Woods87,000-7,100
Ben Ludlow58,000-30,000

Lars Gronning Scoops James Chen

Friday, June 2, 2017 4:45 PM Local Time

James Chen raised from middle position and was called by Lars Gronning in the big blind.

The flop came     and Gronning checked. Chen bet. Gronning raised. Chen called.

The   dropped on the turn and Gronning bet out. Chen called.

Another bet followed from Gronning as the   completed the board. Chen called and watched as Gronning tabled     , which was enough to scoop the pot as his hand flew into the muck.

James Chen195,00035,000

Prop Betting with Benny Glaser and Paul Tedeschi

Friday, June 2, 2017 4:32 PM Local Time

Benny Glaser

After some recent controversy over a ruling at their table, Benny Glaser and Paul Tedeschi engaged in some friendly prop betting with Benjamin Tang.

The trio was arguing if a player moves all in for less than the bet, whether or not they can only call the bet, or if they are able to complete. Tang wanted to bet that if a player moves all in for less than the bet, if the bet is less than half of the bet, that players can only call the all in. Glaser and Tedeschi both took the side that a player should be allowed to complete to the full bet amount.

"I'm willing to bet $100 that you can only call," Tang said.

"I'll take that bet," Glaser said.

"OK, but I want the ruling to be from a different floor, to confirm," Tang said.

"Wait, can I bet too?" Paul Tedeschi chimed in. "I want to bet too."

The three settled on terms of a $200 bet. The floor on duty confirmed that Tedeschi and Glaser were on the winning side of the bet, but Tang wanted to wait for further ruling.

Break Time

Friday, June 2, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time

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

Anthony Farrell Survives

Friday, June 2, 2017 3:47 PM Local Time

Anthony Farrell committed his remaining 3,700 preflop and was up against Bruce Yamron.


The board ran out       to see Farrell take down the high hand with trip sevens and take half of the low with his ace-eight.

Bruce Yamron9,000-52,100
Anthony Farrell6,200-22,900

Updated Chip Counts From the Field

Friday, June 2, 2017 3:47 PM Local Time

James Chen160,00067,600
Tuan Le112,00033,000
Rex Clinkscales110,00013,800
Ben Ludlow88,00088,000
Paul Tedeschi55,0008,000
John Monnette53,00025,700
Aaron Steury49,000-15,100
James Woods42,5004,500
Benny Glaser37,00017,600
Brandon Shack-Harris16,000-30,000
Dan Heimiller12,000-3,000
Men Nguyen7,000-3,000

Notable Bustouts From the First Two Levels of Play

Friday, June 2, 2017 3:32 PM Local Time

The following players have been eliminated from the tournament before the money and will not cash in today's event:

Mike Wattel00
Hani Awad00
Jon Turner00
Jeffrey Lisandro00
Chip Jett00
Victor Ramdin00
Vladimir Shchemelev00
Andrew Barber00
Jeff Shulman00