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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015

Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: 416
  • Remaining: tbd
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5/28/2015 12:38:33 AM PST (about 20 minutes ago)
Sabat Scores a Knockout

Eddy Sabat opens to 1,300 under the gun, and a gentleman in middle position three-bet shoves for just about 10,000 total. Sabat calls with the covering stack, turning over . His opponent tables .

The board runs , and Sabat's queens hold to earn him the knockout.

Eddy Sabat - 67,000

5/28/2015 12:33:06 AM PST (about 25 minutes ago)
Brian Hastings Survives All in

After a raise to 12,600 from the button, Brian Hastings moves all of his remaining 30,700 chips into the middle. The button thinks long about this decision before giving up the pot.

Hastings now sits with 50,000.

5/28/2015 12:28:08 AM PST (about 30 minutes ago)
Tommaso Briotti Fills Up, Chips Up

Following the turn, the board reads and Tommaso Briotti bets 2,800 from the small blind and the big blind calls. The river sees the appear and Briotti thinks enough of the cards to bet 5,200 and the big blind calls again only to see Briotti reveal for a full house.

With the pot, Briotti moves to 120,000.

5/28/2015 12:08:39 AM PST (about 50 minutes ago)
WCGRider Catches a Bad Wave

In preflop action, Doug "WCGRider" Polk raises to 4,800 from the cutoff after a player in middle position made it 1,300 and the hijack called. The middle position player folds and the hijack makes it 11,300. Polk then shoves for about 30,000 and is called by the hijack.

It is a classic race as Polk holds versus the of the hijack. The board then runs out and Polk will have to ride another day.

5/27/2015 11:56:41 PM PST (about 1 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Level 8 Started

Level:8 Blinds:300/600 Ante:100

5/27/2015 11:46:05 PM PST (about 1 hours and 12 minutes ago)
David Vamplew Secures a Knockout

Scottish poker pro David Vamplew is up to about 40,000 in chips following a knockout.

After a raise from the button, Vamplew, sitting in the small blind, three-bets, inducing an all-in shove from the big blind for 6,600. When the button folds, Vamplew calls and flips over . His opponent is ahead, showing , but not for long as the flop is . The turn gives Vamplew trips and the river is the .

5/27/2015 11:37:57 PM PST (about 1 hours and 21 minutes ago)
Things Go South For West

The betting action isn't clear, but Tim West has been crippled in a big, three-way pot.

West begins the hand with , John Gale with , and a third player with . The player with aces is the shortest of the three, while West and Gale both have very similar stacks.

The board runs out , and Gale takes the pot with his set of tens. The player with the aces wishes the table luck and departs while the other two stacks are counted down. West has the covering stack, but only very slightly, and he's got a big uphill climb in front of him.

John Gale - 90,000
Tim West - 850

5/27/2015 11:05:28 PM PST (about 2 hours and 53 minutes ago)
Phil Hellmuth Takes His Seat

Fresh off watching his Golden State Warriors clinch a trip to the NBA Finals, Phil Hellmuth has registered and is currently playing in tonight's event. Hellmuth will be looking to add to his bracelet collection which stands at a record 13.

5/27/2015 10:55:22 PM PST (about 2 hours and 3 minutes ago)
Level 7 Started
Level:7  Blinds:250/500  Ante:75
5/27/2015 10:53:21 PM PST (about 2 hours and 5 minutes ago)

That's six levels down, four more to go tonight, and the players are off for another 15-minute break.

5/27/2015 10:52:35 PM PST (about 2 hours and 6 minutes ago)
JC Tran Knocked Out as Level 6 Ends

Joshua Beckley is sitting with around 120,000 after knocking out JC Tran as play in Level 6 ended.

According to Beckley, Tran raised preflop in early position and had three callers before Beckley reraised in late position with his pocket kings. Tran four-bet the pot, forcing out the original callers, and Beckley shoved all in.

Tran called with , Beckley said.

A king on the flop ends any suspense, giving Beckley top set, and knocking Tran out of the tournament.

5/27/2015 10:52:33 PM PST (about 2 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Kornuth's River Bluff Gets Through

With the board showing , Chance Kornuth sits with a 6,500-chip bet in front of him. Two to his left, Connor Drinan sits in the tank for three minutes before folding. Kornuth shows the with a wide grin as he takes in the pot to move to 50,000.

5/27/2015 10:52:10 PM PST (about 2 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Lacay Earns a Knockout

The cutoff opens to 900, and the gentleman on the button three-bets to 2,500. In the small blind, Lacay comes in with a four-bet to 5,025. The cutoff folds, the button calls, and it's heads up to the flop.

It comes , and Lacay continues out with 1,750. The button calls.

The turn is the , and Lacay moves in for about 9,000 effective. His opponent calls all in, turning up . Lacay's has him drawing dead to the two-outer, and the river is a blank to secure the knockout.

Ludovic Lacay - 47,000

5/27/2015 10:47:43 PM PST (about 2 hours and 11 minutes ago)
Jason Koon Flops a Set to Stay Alive

Minutes after busting a player at her table with Ace-King over Ace-Queen, Maria Ho couldn't send Jason Koon to the rail.

After the action folds around to Ho and Koon, sitting in the small and big blinds, respectively, Ho raises to 1,100 and Koon shoves all in for his remaining 9,725. Ho instantly calls and flips before Koon shows .

The flop saves Koon as it falls . The turn and river don't improve Ho's holding, and Koon doubles up.

Maria Ho - 50,000
Jason Koon - 20,000

5/27/2015 10:24:11 PM PST (about 3 hours and 34 minutes ago)
David Peters Hits the Rail in a Cooler

After a king-high flop is checked by Peters and Jason Cluxton, the turn saw a queen peel off. Cluxton bets and Peters raises all-in and is called instantly by Cluxton who shows against Peters's for a classic set-over-set cooler. The river blanks, Peters hits the rail, and Cluxton now sits with 56,000.

5/27/2015 10:09:02 PM PST (about 3 hours and 49 minutes ago)
The Chainsaw Gets Cut Down by Stout

Allen Kessler has been eliminated by Matt Stout. As Stout tells it, he raised to 900 with and was called by Kessler. The flop came and after all the chips went into the middle, Kessler held for an open-ended straight draw against Stout's top pair and flush draw.

The turn came the giving Stout the nut flush to send Kessler out. Stout currently sits with 16,600.

5/27/2015 9:50:58 PM PST (about 3 hours and 8 minutes ago)
Eli Elezra Doubles Up

Sitting in early position, Eli Elezra shoves all in for his remaining 5,350 chips with .

Elezra is called by the player sitting directly to his right who holds . The board runs out and Elezra rakes in the pot to stay alive.

 Eli Elezra - 11,500

5/27/2015 9:50:43 PM PST (about 3 hours and 8 minutes ago)
Lady Maverick Rides Into the Sunset

According to Dan Shak who is at the table, Vanessa Rousso's tournament day is now over. Following a preflop raise from Darryl Ronconi, Rousso shipped her last 4,300 into the middle with and was looked up by Ronconi and his .

The board ran out dry and Ronconi, who finished 54th in the 2013 Main Event and has 12 WSOP cashes to his name, now sits with 82,000.

5/27/2015 9:40:34 PM PST (about 3 hours and 18 minutes ago)
Level 6 Started
Level:6  Blinds:200/400  Ante:50
5/27/2015 9:40:08 PM PST (about 3 hours and 18 minutes ago)
Seidel Regains Some Ground

Erik Seidel's event is only a couple orbits old, and things haven't gone particularly well so far for the eight-time bracelet winner.

Seidel wins his most recent pot, though, a heads-up encounter with Jordan Cristos. On the turn, the board shows , and there's about 6,000 in the pot. From under the gun, Cristos leads out for 2,600, and Seidel raises all in for 9,750. Cristos thinks it over for a long while before surrendering his cards into the muck.

That pot represents a nice increase for Seidel as he chips back up toward his starting stack.

Seidel - 22,000
Cristos - 12,500

5/27/2015 9:39:16 PM PST (about 3 hours and 19 minutes ago)
Duhamel and Silver See the River

In a pot that sees heavy preflop action, Jonathan Duhamel and Max Silver put in 3,100 apiece to take a heads-up flop.

It comes , and Duhamel leads out for another 3,100. Silver calls, and the turn is the . Duhamel checks this time, then calls a 5,100-chip bet, and he checks again on the river. Silver bets enough to put Duhamel all in for the ~23,000 he has left. Duhamel tanks and folds, and Silver collects the pot to move up over the 50,000-chip mark.

Silver - 54,000
Duhamel - 23,000

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