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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, July 5, 2015 to Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Event #68: No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $0
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: tbd
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7/7/2015 5:10:29 PM PST (about 1 minutes ago)
Luck is a Lady for Gerald Fehr

There are two players and the flop is . Both players check.

The turn is the . The big blind checks and Gerald Fehr bets 700 from middle position. The big blind calls.

The river is the . The big blind bets 1,200 and Fehr calls.

Fehr tables and his opponent mucks his hand.

Gerald Fehr - 26,100
7/7/2015 5:08:44 PM PST (about 3 minutes ago)
Eddy Sabat Doesn't Make It Past The Turn

Elliot Smith limps into the pot from under the gun and is followed by Eddy Sabat in middle position. The player in the small blind the raises to 1,450 which see Smith muck his hand. Sabat completes the call before both players watch the flop come down .

The small blind reaches for his chips and splashes out 1,200. Sabat instantly mucks his hand before dropping down to 32,500 in chips.

7/7/2015 5:05:35 PM PST (about 6 minutes ago)
Ronnie Bardah Drops Even Shorter

Ronnie Bardah raises to 650 preflop and gets one caller in Adam Coats. The pair see the dealer fan out a flop and both elect to take a free card.

That free card is the on the turn and Bardah checks again, Coats bets 800 and Bardah flicks his cards into the muck looking quite frustrated.

Ronnie Bardah - 16,025

7/7/2015 5:05:12 PM PST (about 6 minutes ago)
Kathy Liebert Takes It Down Pre Flop

The player under the gun plus one raises to 700 and is called by the player in middle position. Kathy Liebert is sitting in the small blind looking at her phone as the action falls on her. She puts her phone down, looks at her cards, before raising to 2,350.

Both of her opponents quickly muck their hands before Liebert rakes in the pot before continuing to browse through her phone.

Kathy Liebert - 35,500

7/7/2015 4:55:28 PM PST (about 16 minutes ago)
Daniel Negreanu Wins First Hand Back from Break

With 1,900 in the pot and a flop of , Donald Himpele bets 1,100. Negreanu quickly raises to 2,800. Himpele thinks for just a few seconds and folds.

Daniel Negreanu - 34,475

7/7/2015 4:52:30 PM PST (about 19 minutes ago)
Last Level For Registration
7/7/2015 4:51:05 PM PST (about 20 minutes ago)
Level 3 Started
Level:3  Blinds:150/300  
7/7/2015 4:31:07 PM PST (about 40 minutes ago)
Second Break For Record-Setting Day 1C Field

Level 2 concludes, and the players are dismissed for their second 20-minute break.

2015 World Series of Poker

The field grew fast over the last two hours, and more than 3,800 players have already taken their seats for this session. In fact, the Day 1C field constitutes the largest-ever Main Event starting flight, surpassing last year’s Day 1C total of 3,768. Combined with the previous flights, well over 6,200 total players have already entered this 2015 Main Event, and registration remains open until the start of Level 4, at about 8:15 PM.

Je Wook Oh appears to be setting the early pace with just shy of 100,000 chips. Oh was responsible for the elimination of Beth Shak, flopping trips and turning a full house to earn the knockout. Double bracelet winner Keith Lehr has a big stack too, most of those chips coming in one big confrontation with award-winning actor Aaron Paul. Paul found middle set on a suited flop, but it was second-best to Lehr’s flopped flush.

2015 World Series Of Poker

Daniel Idema (pictured above) won his third gold bracelet earlier this summer, but number four will have to wait for now. Idema ran his pocket jacks into Allen Kessler's pocket aces, ending his day early. Dylan Linde, on the contrary, got his money in good with an overpair of aces against Sal DiCarlo's flopped pair of eights. Linde was correct when he called off his stack on the turn, but the river was a cruel third eight, sending him to the exit, as well.

David Williams, John Duthie, David Chiu, and 2012 Main Event Champion Greg Merson all have some rebuilding to do after dropping down under 10,000 chips during the last level.

Level 3 begins in 20 minutes, and players will head off for a 90-minute dinner break at its conclusion.

7/7/2015 4:30:41 PM PST (about 41 minutes ago)
Mike McDonald Pressures Eoghan O'Dea Into a Fold

Eoghan O'Dea raises from the hijack to 450 and Mike McDonald three-bets from the button to 1,350. O'Dea calls and the two see a flop of . O'Dea checks to McDonald who fires 1,350. O'Dea stays with McDonald and the falls on the turn.

O'Dea checks again and McDonald bets 4,000. O'Dea takes his time putting together a decision and calls after two minutes. The river is the and O'Dea checks for a third time. McDonald puts 10,000 of his last 17,200 in the middle.

O'Dea thinks for about two minutes, calmly riffling his chips as he does. To call would cost O'Dea about 30 percent of his stack.

The Pavilion is near empty as this hand has gone on well into break. After weighing all of his options, O'Dea kicks his hand in and McDonald will take the pot.

Mike McDonald - 35,600
Eoghan O'Dea - 32,700

7/7/2015 4:30:30 PM PST (about 41 minutes ago)
Anthony Zinno Wins Without Showdown

An early-position player raise to 500, and Anthony Zinno calls on the button. Darius Studdard calls from the big blind, and the three players see the flop come . Studdard checks, and the preflop raiser continues for 1,100.

Zinno calls, Studdard folds, and the dealer turns the . Both players check, and the river is the . The early-position player checks, and Zinno bets 3,500. His opponent thinks for a minute, then folds, and Zinno adds the chips to his stack.

Anthony Zinno - 62,500

7/7/2015 4:28:53 PM PST (about 43 minutes ago)
Small Pot For David Chiu

David Chiu the debates to 600 from under-the-gun. The player on the button, and the player in the big blind both call. The big blind checks on a flop, and Chiu bets 1,100. The bet is enough to win the pot. Nothing special, and a literally small pot. Chiu is playing the short stack, so the chips are welcome.

David Chiu - 8,500

7/7/2015 4:27:26 PM PST (about 44 minutes ago)
Not The Desired Result For Jarod Ludemann

On a board reading Jarod Ludemann check calls a bet totaling 800 from his opponent on the button.

The river brings the and both players check before Ludemann slams over his for a full house.

"You're supposed to have an ace there," says Ludemann following the hand, upset he couldn't make more in the hand.

Jarod Ludemann - 32,000

7/7/2015 4:27:21 PM PST (about 44 minutes ago)
Collin Grubaugh Calls The River, Rewarded With Chips

Rupesh Pattni raises to 500 and Collin Grubaugh reraises to 1,250. Pattni calls.

The flop comes and Pattni checks. Grubaugh bets 1,400 and Pattni calls. The turn is the and both players check.

On the river Pattni takes the lead and bets out 4,000. Grubaugh needs a few moments before he calls, and is happy to see Pattni turn over king high . Grubaugh wins the pot with a pair of queens with a king kicker

Collin Grubaugh - 34,500
Rupesh Pattni - 37,375

7/7/2015 4:27:02 PM PST (about 44 minutes ago)
Shawn Suller Kills It With Kings

Three players are in the hand. The flop is . The small blind and the big blind check, Shawn Suller bets 300 from under the gun. The small blind and the big blind call.

The turn is the and the players check.

The river is the . The players check.

The small blind tables , giving him a pair of fours. Suller turns over , giving him a pair of kings, and the big blind mucks his hand.

Suller takes the pot.

Shawn Suller - 53,300

7/7/2015 4:26:59 PM PST (about 45 minutes ago)
Jeff Theis Leaves Em Drawing Dead on the Turn

According to Jeff Theis, he played a hand against an opponent that started with only 6,000 in chips. 

Theis opens .  The flop comes , both players check. 

The turn is . Theis leads for 1,000, his opponent raises to 2,500, Theis shoves all-in and his opponent instantly calls turning over for a turned straight. 

The river was inconsequential as his opponent was drawing dead. 

Jeff Theis - 35,000

7/7/2015 4:24:42 PM PST (about 47 minutes ago)
Maurice Hawkins Takes A Hit To His Stack

With the board reading , Adam Brownstein bets 800 into a 1,400 pot and Maurice Hawkins is the only caller.

The turn is the and both players knuckle the felt. The river is the and Brownstein leads out for 2,000, which is enough for Hawkins to give up his hand.

Maurice Hawkins - 14,000

7/7/2015 4:24:02 PM PST (about 47 minutes ago)
Big Pot Goes Jason Somerville's Way

On a board of action is on Jason Somerville. There is roughly 9,000 already in the pot and his opponent had checked to him. Somerville puts out a bet of 1,800. With action back on Somerville's opponent, he opts to put in a quick check-raise to 8,000. Somervile thinks briefly before tossing in the chips to call.

"You got it," the player says, holding his hand out to muck.

Somerville opens for a rivered straight and it's good as his opponent completes his motion to muck his cards.

That hand pushes Somerville to just over double today's starting stack.

Jason Somerville - 61,000

7/7/2015 4:23:40 PM PST (about 48 minutes ago)
John Phan Picks Up Some Chips

John Phan calls a preflop raise from an opponent out of the big blind and the two check the flop. Phan leads out on the turn for 700 and his opponent calls.

The river is the and Phan bets 800. His opponent folds and Phan drags the small pot. Phan comes into the Main Event with an impressive World Series of Poker resume. In 2008, the poker world was his domain as he won two bracelets on the way to being named Player of the Year by a leading poker publication.

John Phan - 34,800

7/7/2015 4:22:57 PM PST (about 49 minutes ago)
Jaime Kaplan Can't Scare Off Opponents

On a flop reading the players in the big blind and hijack check to Jaime Kaplan on the button who bets 1,225. Both players snap call before the drops on the turn.

The action quickly checks to Kaplan who leads out for another 3,200 in chips. Both of his opponents nearly beat him into the pot with their calls before the completes the board.

Each player then checks before the big blind shows his first. The pair of aces are good as both the hijack and Kaplan both muck their hands.

Jaime Kaplan - 32,400

7/7/2015 4:22:18 PM PST (about 49 minutes ago)
Double Up for Ted Leahy

Ted Leahy raises from under the gun and Cornel Cimpan three bets from the cutoff.  The action folds back to Leahy and he shoves all in for 6,150 total. Cimpan calls and the hands are turned up.

Ted Leahy -
Cornel Cimpan -

Leahy will collect a much-needed double up if his aces hold, or he'll hit the rail.  This time it's the former as the board runs out clean for the aces, , and Leahy doubles up.

Ted Leahy - 12,600
Cornel Cimpan - 61,900

Leahy tells us he got short in an earlier hand with Cimpan, in a set-over-set situation. Cimpan held pocket kings against Leahy's pocket queens. The flop brought a king but when a queen hit the turn, both players got their stacks in.

7/7/2015 4:21:47 PM PST (about 50 minutes ago)
David Williams Shoves, Gets No Callers

Following a raise to 500 and a call from the player in the cutoff, David Williams moves all in for 3,975.

The original raiser folds, but the cutoff takes a little longer before sliding his cards to the muck.

David Williams - 5,175

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