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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S NEW ORLEANS

Friday, May 18, 2018 to Monday, May 21, 2018

Event #9: $1,675 MAIN EVENT ($750K Guarantee)

EVENT IN PROGRESS:    Level: 14  |  Blinds: 1,000/2,000  |  Ante: 300
  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,015,500
  • Entries: 677
  • Remaining: 120
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05/19/18 09:36:26 PM PST (about 5 hours and 7 minutes ago)
 
Peter Vitantonio Tops Day 1B, 120 Players Advance to Day 2
 


Peter Vitantonio

The second of two Day 1 flights for the $1,675 Harrah's New Orleans Main Event drew 438 entries. Combined with 239 Day 1A entrants, the 677 total field easily beat the $750,000 guarantee for a $1.015 million prize pool to pay out the top 72 finishers. Peter Vitantonio ended the day leading the 77 surviving players with 388,500 and the overall lead.... READ MORE

05/19/18 09:06:53 PM PST (about 6 hours and 37 minutes ago)
 
Day 1B Ends with 77 Players
 
Day 1B comes to an end with 77 players remaining. Combined with the 43 survivors from Day 1A, that means there will be 120 players in action tomorrow for Day 2. Stay tuned for official chip counts and a recap of Day 1B.
05/19/18 09:01:05 PM PST (about 6 hours and 43 minutes ago)
 
Ben Mintz Doubles Thru Blake Baker
 

After a flop of    , Blake Baker moves all in from UTG+1, and Ben Mintz thinks for a while before he calls all in from the button for 62,100 with    for a pair of queens. Baker turns over    for a heart flush draw with a gutshot straight draw, and Mintz needs his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card is the  , the river card is the  , and Mintz wins the pot with trip queens to double up in chips.

Ben Mintz  -  160,000
Blake Baker  -  180,000

05/19/18 08:57:09 PM PST (about 6 hours and 47 minutes ago)
 
Ashly Butler Doubles Thru Jim Brinkley
 

Ashly Butler is all in from the button for 47,300 with   , and he needs his hand to hold to stay alive against the    of Jim Brinkley in the small blind.

The board comes      , and Butler flops a set of nines and turns a full house to win the pot and double up in chips.

Ashly Butler  -  103,500
Jim Brinkley  -  26,000

05/19/18 08:37:20 PM PST (about 6 hours and 7 minutes ago)
 
Seven More Hands
 
The staff paused the clock with 10 minutes left and they will play seven more hands before bagging up the chips for the night.
05/19/18 08:35:50 PM PST (about 6 hours and 8 minutes ago)
 
Sean Moore Can't Believe It
 

We missed the action of the hand but Sean Moore's incredulous reaction caught our attention. Pete Walsworth is all in with pocket eights and Moore calls with pocket nines and is covered.

The board runs           and Walsworth hit the one outer on the river to make quads after they both flopped a set. Moore was unhappy, voiced his dissatisfaction and was eliminated.

Pete Walsworth - 162,000

05/19/18 08:35:47 PM PST (about 6 hours and 8 minutes ago)
 
Danny Doucet Eliminated by Blake Baker
 

Danny Doucet limps, Blake Baker raises to 6,000, and Doucet calls. The flop comes    , Doucet checks, Baker bets 17,000, and Doucet calls. The turn card is the  , and Doucet moves all in for 33,000. Baker calls with A-9 for quad aces -- the stone cold nuts. Doucet drawing dead, and he is eliminated when the meaningless river card is a  .

Blake Baker  -  277,500
Danny Doucet  -  Eliminated

05/19/18 08:33:40 PM PST (about 6 hours and 10 minutes ago)
 
End of Night Chip Leaders
 

The following players are on the top of the leader board.

Jamie Linebaugh - 300,000
Blake Baker - 265,000
Peter Vitantonio - 255,000
Corey Bierria - 235,000
Mike Monaghan - 230,000
Brandon Caputo - 180,000

05/19/18 08:25:47 PM PST (about 6 hours and 18 minutes ago)
 
John Dollinger Doubles Up
 

The player in early position raises to 9,500 and John Dollinger defends his big blind. They both check a flop of     and the 9c comes on the turn.

Dollinger bets 8,500 and his opponent moves all in. Dollinger calls and is all in for 44,700. Dollinger shows    and has his opponent's    drawing dead.

The river is   and Dollinger doubles up.

John Dollinger - 110,300

05/19/18 08:23:27 PM PST (about 6 hours and 20 minutes ago)
 
Michael Monaghan Wins a Big Pot to Knock Ari Engel Down to Scraps
 

Michael Monaghan and Ari Engel put in a raise and a reraise to see a flop of    . Engel bets from the small blind, and Monaghan calls. The turn card is a  , Engel checks, Monaghan bets 18,000, and Engel calls.

The river card is a  , Engel checks, Monaghan bets 42,000, and Engel tanks for a while before he calls. Monaghan shows    to win the pot with a king-high straight, and Engel mucks, leaving himself with about two big blinds. Engel is eliminated a few minutes later.

Michael Monaghan  -  240,000
Ari Engel  -  Eliminated

05/19/18 08:16:45 PM PST (about 6 hours and 27 minutes ago)
 
Corey Bierria vs. Pete Walsworth
 

After a flop of    , Corey Bierria bets 4,100 from the big blind, and Pete Walsworth raises from the cutoff to 13,500. The small blind folds, and Bierria calls.

The turn card is the  , Bierria bets 8,200, and Walsworth calls.

The river card is the  , Bierria bets 12,400, and Walsworth calls. Bierria shows    to win the pot with a pair of kings, and Walsworth mucks.

Corey Bierria  -  171,000
Pete Walsworth  -  68,000

05/19/18 08:15:32 PM PST (about 6 hours and 28 minutes ago)
 
Miles Reaches the Century Mark
 

Corey Harrison opens to 5,300 in late position and TK Miles calls on the button. The flop comes      , Harrison bets 6,000 and Miles raises to 15,000.

Harrison's face goes cross, he sits for a minute and then mucks his hand.

TK Miles - 100,000

05/19/18 08:07:55 PM PST (about 7 hours and 36 minutes ago)
 
Level 15 Started
 
Level:15  Blinds:1,200/2,400  Ante:400
05/19/18 07:55:34 PM PST (about 7 hours and 48 minutes ago)
 
Big Preflop Action Leads to Rounds of Checking
 

Timothy Miles opens to 5,500, a short stacked player moves all in for a touch over 20,000 and Walter Rodriguez calls. Corey Harrison calls, Miles folds and the flop comes      . Rodriguez and Harrison check to the river, the board completes with     and the cards are tabled.

Unknown Player:    
Walter Rodriguez:    
Corey Harrison:    

The all in player was eliminated and Harrison chipped up to 120,000.

05/19/18 07:53:50 PM PST (about 7 hours and 50 minutes ago)
 
Payouts Released, 72 Cash and $208,184 Up Top
 
05/19/18 07:49:37 PM PST (about 7 hours and 54 minutes ago)
 
Lara Eisenberg Doubles Up
 

Lara Eisenberg moves all in under the gun for 21,600, and the player on the button calls with   . Eisenberg turns over   , and she needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes      , and Eisenberg pairs her ace on the flop and her king on the river to win the pot with two pair and double up in chips.

Lara Eisenberg  -  48,000

05/19/18 07:36:32 PM PST (about 7 hours and 7 minutes ago)
 
Michael Monaghan Knocks Out a Player
 

George Pardalis raises under the gun to 1,600, Michael Monaghan calls UTG+1, and a player in middle position moves all in for 47,800. Pardalis folds, and Monaghan calls with   . The middle-position player turns over   , and needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes      , and Monaghan pairs his ace on the flop and his king on the river to win the pot with two pair and eliminate his opponent.

Michael Monaghan  -  104,000

05/19/18 07:25:48 PM PST (about 7 hours and 18 minutes ago)
 
Level 14 Started
 
Level:14  Blinds:1,000/2,000  Ante:300
05/19/18 07:25:35 PM PST (about 7 hours and 18 minutes ago)
 
Bierra Faces Off Against Lambeth
 

Cory Bierria opens to 4,500 from the cutoff, Ellen Lambeth calls on the button and the blinds release. The flop falls      , Bierria bets 6,400 and Lambeth calls. The turn comes  , Bierria bets 8,200 and Lambeth insta-folds.

Corey Bierria - 115,000
Ellen Lambeth - 60,000

05/19/18 07:24:10 PM PST (about 7 hours and 20 minutes ago)
 
Sean Moore Doubles Through Ellen Lambeth
 

There is about 25,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board of      . The player in the small blind checks and Ellen Lambeth bets 13,000 from early position. Sean Moore moves all in from the cutoff for 47,200.

The small blind quickly folds and Lambeth spends several minutes in the tank before eventually calling the extra 34,200. Moore quickly tables   , giving him the nuts, and Lambeth tries to muck her hand, but since it is an all in pot, the dealer exposes her   .

Sean Moore - 112,000
Ellen Lambeth - 31,000

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