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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Monday, June 29, 2015 to Thursday, July 2, 2015

Event #60: $25,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha

  • Buy-in: $25,000
  • Prizepool: $4,156,250
  • Entries: 175
  • Remaining: 26
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6/30/2015 9:49:18 PM PST (about 3 minutes ago)
Level 17 Started
Level:17  Blinds:5,000/10,000  
6/30/2015 8:49:28 PM PST (about 1 hours and 3 minutes ago)
Dinner Break
The players are on a one-hour dinner break.
6/30/2015 8:48:53 PM PST (about 1 hours and 4 minutes ago)
Big Double for Shakerchi
After three limps, James Park raises to 50,000 from the big blind. Talal Shakerchi called from the small blind after folds from the other two players.

The flop comes and Shakerchi check-raises all in for 357,000. Call.


The board rolls out ans Park points at Shaerchi's hand and says, "Nice hand."

Talal Shakerchi - 865,000
James Park - 153,000.
6/30/2015 8:42:01 PM PST (about 1 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Flowers Eliminated by Chiu

Scott Palmer opens to 20,000 from the cutoff only to have David Chiu three-bet to 72,000 from the button. Randal Flowers four-bets all in for 223,000 from the small blind and action folds back to Palmer who folds as well. Chiu goes deep into the tank for several minutes while pondering his action. Calling and losing would leave him with just 20,000 behind. After just around three minutes, he moves forward a call and the hands are turned up.


The board runs out , giving Chiu a winning club flush. Flowers takes his leave from the tournament area and Chiu increases his stack to about 490,000 nearing the bubble.

David Chiu - 490,000
Randal Flowers - Eliminated

6/30/2015 8:32:09 PM PST (about 1 hours and 20 minutes ago)
Chris Santora Keeps Rising From The Ashes

With the board reading , Juha Helppi bets the pot and Chris Santora moves all in for 77,000. Helppi calls and Santora reveals he is holding , whilst Helppi has .

The turn is the , giving Santora a set and meaning thtat Helppi needs an ace on the river to win the hand. He doesnt get it as the river is the and Santora doubles up.

Chris Santora - 200,000

6/30/2015 8:30:03 PM PST (about 1 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Santora Can't Be Killed
Christopher Santora raises most of his stack from under the gun and the action folds around to Ismael Bojang in the big blind who makes the call.

The flop fans and Bojang sets Santora all in for his last 18,000. Call.


The board runs out to make Santora a straight.

Ismael Bojang: 870,000
Christopher Santora: 92,000
6/30/2015 8:23:52 PM PST (about 1 hours and 29 minutes ago)
Kostritsyn Soars; Clements Eliminated

Stian Usterud and Alexander Kostritsyn are engaged in heads up action with the board reading . Usterud takes the lead on fourth street with a bet of 140,000. Kostritsyn thinks for a moment before moving out calling chips.

The falls on the river, prompting Usterud to check. Kostritsyn announces a bet of the pot and Usterud lets his hand go, leaving himself with 245,000 behind. Kostritsyn, on the other hand, now has about 1.28 million to his name.

"If you show a bluff here you'll be the best player I've played with," says Deeb to Kostritsyn after the hand. Kostritsyn does not show.

Simultaneously, Scott Clements was eliminated from by by Juha Helppi on an adjacent table.

Alexander Kostritsyn - 1,280,000
Juha Helppi - 810,000
Stian Usterud - 245,000
Scott Clements - Eliminated

6/30/2015 8:19:00 PM PST (about 2 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Ferrell Forces Patel Off Pot

Action is folded to Prakash Patel who opens for a raise to 18,000 from the hijack. Michael Ferrell, in the cutoff, calls and Shaun Deeb does the same from the small blind. The three see the dealer fan out a flop of and they all tap the table.

On the turn, Deeb checks and Patel throws out a bet of 20,000. Ferrell calls and Deeb throws his hand away. The river is the and Patel leads for a bet of 35,000. Ferrell goes into the tank before announcing raise and sliding a stack of 5,000 chips into the middle. The dealer counts it down and the bet is 115,000. Patel re-checks his hole cards twice before reluctantly giving his hand up and sending the pot to Ferrell.

Michael Ferrell - 1,100,000
Prakash Patel - 425,000
6/30/2015 8:18:40 PM PST (about 2 hours and 34 minutes ago)
Sulsky Takes Out Kozlov
Martin Kuzlov was all in preflop and up against a resurgent Ben Sulsky.


The board ran to make Sulsky a full house.

Ben Sulsky - 550,000
Martin Kuzlov - eliminated
6/30/2015 8:08:51 PM PST (about 2 hours and 44 minutes ago)
Chiu Doubles Through Palmer

David Chiu is all in and at risk against Scott Palmer on a board of .


The completes the board on the river, allowing Chiu to double with fives and treys. With this win, Chiu's stack has been boosted up to about 300,000.

David Chiu - 300,000
Scott Palmer - 285,000

6/30/2015 8:06:30 PM PST (about 2 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Ashby Eliminated by Kostritsyn

David Len Ashby and Alexander Kostritsyn each commit 101,000 before the flop, allowing the dealer to fan on the felt. Ashby moves all in for his last roughly 20,000 and Kostritsyn throws out calling chips.


The board finishes off with the and the , allowing Kostritsyn to score the elimination playing his queen-nine for the straight. With this win, Kostritsyn's stack is just around one million in chips.

Alexander Kostritsyn - 1,000,000
David Len Ashby - Eliminated

6/30/2015 8:06:26 PM PST (about 2 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Double Down; Double Up for Santora
The action folds around to the short-stacked Christopher Santora who raises to 15,000. Christian Harder peels from the big blind to see a flop. Both players check and do the same on the turn. The board completes with the and Harder check-calls 25,000.

"I have nothing," admits Santora and opens . Harder scoops with .

The very next hand, Santora moves all in for around 40,000 after a Talal Shakerchi raise. Call.


The board runs to double Santora up.

Christopher Santora - 92,000
Christian Harder - 658,000
Talal Shakerchi - 430,000
6/30/2015 8:00:22 PM PST (about 2 hours and 52 minutes ago)
Ben Sulsky More Than Doubles

On a board that reads , Adam Hourani leads out for a bet of 60,000. Randal Flowers calls, and Ben Sulsky closes the action by also calling. The river is the and Hourani checks. Flowers taps the table and Sulsky dwells for a short time before moving in for his remaining 80,000. Hourani quickly calls and Flowers gives up his hand.

Sulsky has a set and shows for bottom set, enough for Hourani to muck his hand.

Ben Sulsky - 470,000
Adam Hourani - 50,000

6/30/2015 7:57:16 PM PST (about 2 hours and 55 minutes ago)
Kelly Falls to Zinno

Dan Kelly was recently eliminated at the hands of chip leader Anthony Zinno. Kelly fell in unknown action, but his bust managed to extend Zinno's command over the field even further. Zinno currently has approximately 1.785 million to his name.

Anthony Zinno - 1,785,000
Dan Kelly - Eliminated

6/30/2015 7:53:40 PM PST (about 2 hours and 59 minutes ago)
Deeb Takes Big Chunk From Kostritsyn

Shaun Deeb opens with a raise to 14,000 from early position and it folds around to Prakash Patel who calls from the cutoff. Alexander Kostritsyn announces a three-bet to 65,000 from the button and the blinds fold. Deeb four-bets the pot for a raise totaling 218,000. Patel quickly gets out of the way while Kostritsyn looks him up.

The dealer produces a board of and Deeb moves all in. Kostritsyn quickly folds his cards and Deeb is awarded a sizable pot.

Shaun Deeb -910,000
Alexander Kostritsyn - 740,000

6/30/2015 7:50:16 PM PST (about 2 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Level 16 Started
Level:16  Blinds:8,000/16,000  
6/30/2015 7:49:48 PM PST (about 2 hours and 3 minutes ago)
Flush for Patgorski

Gjergj Sinishtaj bet 37,000 from the cutoff with the board showing . John Patgorski check-called from early position and both went on to check the river.

"Flush," said Patgorski and opened . Sinishtaj paused before mucking his hand.

Gjergj Sinishta - 258,000
John Patgorski - 470,000

6/30/2015 7:42:17 PM PST (about 2 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Helppi Pots

Four players are engaged in a hand where the board reads . Juha Helppi is first to act and he checks. Talal Shakerchi bets out 45,000 and James Park goes into the tank. After a moment of though, he cuts out calling chips. Christian Harder folds his button, putting action back on Helppi.

Helppi asks the dealer how much is in the pot and instantly announces a raise to that amount - 246,000. Shakerchi lets out a shrug and throws his hand away. Park follows suit and Helppi pulls the pot.

Juha Helppi - 500,000
Talal Shakerchi - 510,000
James Park - 370,000

6/30/2015 7:36:27 PM PST (about 2 hours and 16 minutes ago)
Sauce Messed Up?
Ben Sulsky raises to 15,000 and calls after Scott Palmer three-bets to 54,000 from the button.

The flop comes and Palmer check-calls a 25,000 bet. Both players check the turn and Palmer bets pot (167,000) when checked to on the river.

Sulsky seems surprised by the bet and settles into a tank where it looks as if he's enjoying the challenge of untangling this problem. After a couple of minutes he folds and continues to look at Palmer before saying, "So funny, he just looked so happy. I guess I messed that one up!"

Scott Palmer - 380,000
Ben Sulsky - 201,000
6/30/2015 7:34:10 PM PST (about 2 hours and 18 minutes ago)
John Crisp Eliminated

John Crisp moves all in on a flop of holding and gets one caller in Troy Burkholder. Burkholder has and immediately hits the on the turn to eliminate Crisp. The completes the board as Crisp heads to the rail in 33rd place.

With this elimination, there are four tables of eight left in the Amazon Room. With 24 getting paid, tensions are slowly beginning to rise as the bubble will be worth $40,000.

John Crisp - Eliminated

6/30/2015 7:28:52 PM PST (about 2 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Hastings Falls to Helppi

Brian Hastings - eliminated


Brian Hastings raises the pot from under the gun, leaving himself with just 1,000 back. It folds around to Juha Helppi in the big blind and he announces a raise, allowing Hastings to toss in his final 1,000 and the cards to be turned on their backs.


The board runs out , giving Helppi a full house of kings full of queens. Hastings takes his leave from the tournament area and Helppi scores the knockout.

Juha Helppi - 330,000
Brian Hastings - Eliminated

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