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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: $1,983,400
  • Entries: 422
  • Remaining: 91
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5/28/2015 7:01:16 PM PST (about 4 minutes ago)
Jeremy Ausmus Doubles Through Ludovic Geilich

Jeremy Ausmus is up to around 107,000 chips after running fives on the turn and river gave him a double up through Ludovic Geilich.

On a board, Ausmus checks in the small blind and Geilich fires out 9,500. Ausmus calls and the river falls . Ausmus checks and Geiliech bets 30,000, enough to put Ausmus all in.

Ausmus snap calls and flips the for trip fives. Geilich shows the .

Jeremy Ausmus - 107,000
Ludovic Geilich - 330,000



5/28/2015 7:00:31 PM PST (about 5 minutes ago)
Brian Altman Wins with Trips

In middle position Ryan Olisar raises to 6,500. In the small blind Mark Radoja calls and Brian Altman does the same from the big blind.

After two checks on the flop , Olisar bets 9,000. Mark Radoja get out of the way but Brian Altman calls. Same action at the turn for 24,500. The river brings and both players checks. Brian Altman shows what wins the hand.

Brian Altman - 285,000
Ryan Olisar - 212,000
Mark Radoja - 194,000

5/28/2015 6:57:05 PM PST (about 8 minutes ago)
Randal Flowers Doubles Thru Mukul Pahuja

Michael Wang opens to 7,000 in middle position, and Mukul Pahuja calls from the hijack. In the small blind, Randal Flowers announces an all-in reraise, then cuts down his stack to save the dealer some work. It's 61,500 total, enough to fold Wang out of the way. Pahuja calls, though, flipping for the knockout with Flowers' tournament life on the line.


Flowers has to sweat it all the way, but the river comes through for him on the board. The ace on the river saves Flowers from the bustout walk, and he's doubled his way back into contention.

Flowers - 137,000
Pahuja - 125,000

5/28/2015 6:43:52 PM PST (about 22 minutes ago)
Level 15 Started
Level:15  Blinds:1,500/3,000  Ante:500
5/28/2015 6:25:09 PM PST (about 40 minutes ago)
That's Levels 13 and 14 in the books, and the 81 remaining players are off for a 20-minute break.
5/28/2015 6:19:05 PM PST (about 46 minutes ago)
Joseph Cheong Wins with the Ace of Hearts

The pot is around 17,000 as the board reads . Sebastian Saffari and Joseph Cheong check to Greg Merson. He bets 10,000 and gets a call from both.

Nobody bets on the turn and then appears. After a check from Saffari, Cheong bets 25,500. Greg Merson folds but Saffari makes the call only to see .

Greg Merson - 383,000
Joseph Cheong - 155,000
Sebastian Saffari - 93,000

5/28/2015 6:18:23 PM PST (about 47 minutes ago)
Full House Brings Big Pot for Carl Westcott

Carl Westcott is sitting with nearly 200,000 chips after turning a full house against Barry Hutter.

On the flop of , Hutter bets 8,500 sitting in the cutoff. The small blind folds, and Westcott calls in the big blind. On the turn , Westcott checks and Hutter fires out with 15,000. Westcott takes his time to call, but eventually fans three orange chips onto the table.

On the river , Westcott leads out for 35,000, once again spreading his orange chips in front of him. Hutter instantly calls and Westcott flips the . Hutter mucks his hand.

Carl Westcott - 195,000

5/28/2015 6:09:15 PM PST (about 56 minutes ago)
Double-Up for Mukul Pahuja

Tommaso Briotti comes in with a raise to 5,200 under the gun. After him, Kevin Schulz calls on the button and Charles Klapproth does the same out of the small blind. Mukul Pahuja, in the big blind, shoves all-in for 55,000. Tommaso Briotti and Kevin Schulz throw their cards away but Klapproth calls.

Mukul Pahuja:
Charles Klapproth:

The flop is immediately good for Pahuja with . The turn and river change nothing.

Mukul Pahuja - 125,000
Charles Klapproth - 101,000

5/28/2015 6:07:58 PM PST (about 58 minutes ago)
Craig McCorkell Eliminated by Sam Soverel

Sam Soverel opens the pot with a middle-position raise, and Jason Potter calls from the cutoff. In the small blind, Craig McCorkell squeezes all in on a three-bet shove for just about 60,000. Soverel looks him up, Potter folds, and the cards are on their backs.


The board runs out , and McCorkell can not catch up. He's out with about 90 players remaining.

Soverel - 216,000
McCorkell - Eliminated

5/28/2015 5:38:08 PM PST (about 1 hours and 27 minutes ago)
Runner-Runner Flush Knocks Out Maria Ho

Maria Ho has exited the tournament early in Level 14 after her pocket sevens fell to the flush of Jesse Martin.

With only about 12,000 chips, Ho moves all in and Martin calls. Ho flips over and Martin shows .

The flop falls , but the turn and river give Martin the nut flush.

Jesse Martin - 32,000.
Maria Ho - Eliminated

5/28/2015 5:24:12 PM PST (about 2 hours and 41 minutes ago)
Level 14 Started
Level:14  Blinds:1,200/2,400  Ante:400
5/28/2015 5:23:55 PM PST (about 2 hours and 42 minutes ago)
Merson Drags a Monster
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Just the tail end of a hand here, but one worth mentioning.

The board shows , and there's about 60,000 in the pot. Greg Merson has 62,000 chips out in front of him, though it's not clear whether that amount is a bet or a raise with the previous bets already pulled in. Regardless, Sebastian Saffari is the man with the decision, and he spends a long while in the tank before shaking his head and making the call.

Merson tables for the second-nut flush, and Saffari mucks.

Merson is now among the chip leaders, sitting pretty with a stack of nearly 400,000.

Merson - 391,000
Saffari - 72,000

5/28/2015 5:15:07 PM PST (about 2 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Felix Stephensen's AA Tops QQ; knocks out Steven Wolansky

Felix Stephensen is sitting around 83,000 chips after knocking out Steven Wolansky.

Stephensen opens the action preflop to 4,200 from middle position. In the cutoff, Wolansky shoves all in and Stephensen calls instantly, showing . Wolansky flips and the board runs .

Felix Stephensen - 83,000
Steven Wolansky - Eliminated

5/28/2015 5:07:00 PM PST (about 2 hours and 58 minutes ago)
Darren Rabinowitz Eliminated by Aaron Massey

First in from early position, Darren Rabinowitz open-shoves for less than 20,000. Around in late position, Aaron Massey looks down at and makes the call. Rabinowitz is at risk, and his is in some trouble.

The board runs , and Rabinowitz is sent to the rail.

Massey - 109,000
Rabinowitz - Eliminated

5/28/2015 5:04:19 PM PST (about 2 hours and 1 minutes ago)
Antonio Esfandiari Eliminated
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3Bet Clothing Pro Antonio Esfandiari is down around 10,000 lonely chips when he finds and gets his money in. He finds action from an opponent with , though, and a queen on the flop spells the end of the day for Esfandiari.

Antonio Esfandiari - Eliminated

5/28/2015 4:55:50 PM PST (about 2 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Sands Moves Up More

On the turn of a board, Mark Radoja checks in a heads-up battle. From across the table, Doc Sands bets 12,200 into a pot of about 20,000. Radoja calls.

The river is the , and Radoja checks again. Sands studies carefully, then gathers a bet and plunks it across the line. It looks like 24,800, though the bet is never counted. That's because Radoja, after some time in the tank, surrenders his cards into the muck.

Sands is second in chips, and that little pot only bolsters his position. Everyone is chasing Rong Li right now, though, as he closes in on the half-million-chip mark.

Sands - 245,000
Radoja - 148,000

5/28/2015 4:44:14 PM PST (about 2 hours and 21 minutes ago)
Eddy Sabat Eliminated by Rong Li

Eddy Sabat has been eliminated early in Level 13.

With a board and a pot of more than 90,000, Sabat checks and Rong Li (pictured), on the button, puts Sabat all in for his remaining 26,000. After thinking it over, Sabat calls and Li shows for two pair. Sabat flashes his cards to others at the table, but mucks them face down. With the win, Rong Li is sitting with more than 200,000 chips.

Players later told Li that Sabat flashed .

Rong Li- 210,000

5/28/2015 4:22:31 PM PST (about 3 hours and 43 minutes ago)
Level 13 Started

Level:13 Blinds:1,000/2,000 Ante:300

5/28/2015 4:03:23 PM PST (about 3 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Break Time
That's two levels in the books, and the players are off for their first 20-minute break of the day.
5/28/2015 4:01:35 PM PST (about 3 hours and 4 minutes ago)
Adam Koplan Shoves Into Sam Greenwood

It's Sam Greenwood that bets 11,300 against Adam Koplan at in a ~20,000 pot. Koplan makes the call and shoves all-in for 73,900 when Greenwood bets 22,500 at the river . Sam needs time and folds after around five minutes.

Adam Koplan - 139,000
Sam Greenwood - 62,000

5/28/2015 3:57:12 PM PST (about 3 hours and 8 minutes ago)
Phil Hellmuth Eliminated by Maria Ho

Maria Ho has knocked out Phil Helmuth with about 20 minutes left in Level 12.

According to Ho, Hellmuth raised to 6,500 in early position, leaving himself with about 8,000 behind. Looking down at pocket tens, Ho reraises, putting all of Hellmuth's chips at risk. He makes the call with and the board fails to improve Hellmuth's hand.

Maria Ho - 65,000
Phil Hellmuth - Eliminated

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