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2015 WSOP National Championship

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 National Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,220,000
  • Entries: 122
  • Remaining: 32
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7/30/2015 11:07:46 AM PST (about 5 minutes ago)
Break Time
The remaining 29 players are now on their first break of the day.
7/30/2015 10:57:54 AM PST (about 15 minutes ago)
John Eames Eliminated by Brad St. Vincent

Brad St. Vincent is in a heads-up pot and in the small blind against John Eames in middle position. The board reads and St. Vincent leads for 14,400. Eames calls and they see the river.

The board completes with the and St. Vincent leads again, this time for 16,500. Eames sits still for a minute or so before announcing "all in" for about 60,000. St. Vincent wastes no times calling and tables for trips kings. Eames' isn't enough and he hits the rail courtesy of the start-of-day chip leader.

Brad St. Vincent - 407,000
John Eames - Eliminated

7/30/2015 10:57:52 AM PST (about 15 minutes ago)
Scott Clements Eliminated by Woody Moore

Scott Clements was just eliminated.

According to Woody Moore, who busted Clements, Clements had pocket eights, and Moore had pocket sevens. A seven fell on the flop, and Moore eliminated Clements with his set.

Woody Moore - 260,000
Scott Clements - Eliminated

7/30/2015 10:46:32 AM PST (about 26 minutes ago)
Jake Schindler Eliminated by Daniel Negreanu

Jake Schindler open shoves the button for his last 11,200 and Daniel Negreanu calls from the small bind. Vincent Moscati folds his big blind and Schindler is at risk against a lone opponent.

Negreanu holds and has the advantage over Schindler's .

The board runs outs and Negreanu retains his lead to send Schindler packing.

Daniel Negreanu - 114,000
Jake Schindler - Eliminated

7/30/2015 10:39:06 AM PST (about 33 minutes ago)
Scott Clements vs. Woody Moore

Scott Clements raises to 4,400 from the cutoff, and Woody Moore calls from the small blind. The flop comes , and both players check.

The turn is the , and Moore leads out for 6,000. Clements calls, and the falls on the river. Both players check again, and Moore announces, "Ace high." Clements turns over , and he wins the pot with his pair of sevens.

Scott Clements - 78,000
Woody Moore - 150,000

7/30/2015 10:37:29 AM PST (about 35 minutes ago)
Michael Sanders Triples, Josh Turner Crippled in Three-Way All in

Michael Sanders, Josh Turner and Damjan Radanov get it all in three ways. Sanders holds the best of it with , Turner the second best with and Radanov the third best with . Radanov has both players covered but needs to improve to score the double knockout.

The board runs out and Sanders' aces hold up while Turner wins a very small side pot off Radanov. Turner is crippled and Sanders gets a full triple in the process.

Michael Sanders - 104,000
Josh Turner - 8,000
Damjan Radanov - 155,000

7/30/2015 10:32:07 AM PST (about 40 minutes ago)
Robert Coventry Eliminated by Dominik Nitsche


Dominik Nitsche and Robert Coventry (pictured) get into an all-in confrontation preflop. Coventry has about 20,000, and Nitsche has him easily covered with nearly 100,000.


The board runs out . Nitsche wins the pot with his jacks, and Coventry is eliminated.

Dominik Nitsche - 118,000
Robert Coventry - Eliminated

7/30/2015 10:30:22 AM PST (about 42 minutes ago)
Jason Mayfield Eliminated by Brad St. Vincent

Brad St. Vincent opens from early position for 4,200. It folds all the way around to Jason Mayfield in the small blind and he three bets, making it 11,500 to go. Josh Turner folds his option in in the big blind and it's back on St. Vincent. St. Vincent reaches into his stack and slides forward a handful of gray chips four betting Mayfield all in. Mayfield calls and is at risk.

Jason Mayfield:
St. Vincent:

Mayfield holds a slight edge in the hand, but the flop falls with a fury when it comes improving St. Vincent to a full house. Mayfield, who's virtually drawing dead, starts to gather his things.

The turn and river complete with the board with the and and Mayfield's fate is sealed. St. Vincent, who started the day with the chip lead, now claims over 300,000 and retains the top spot in the counts.

Brad St. Vincent - 318,000
Jason Mayfield - Eliminated

7/30/2015 10:12:41 AM PST (about 60 minutes ago)
Brandon Newsome Forces Fold

Brandon Newsome raises to 4,000 from under the gun, and Baruch Thaler three-bets to 7,000 from the hijack. Action folds back around to Newsome, and he moves all in.

Thaler asks for an exact count, which turns out to be 37,000. Thaler thinks for a minute, then folds.

"Do you want to see one?" Newsome asks. "No, I don't want to see one," Thaler replies. "I want to see both." Newsome declines, but says after the hand he had pocket tens.

Brandon Newsome - 45,000
Baruch Thaler - 90,000

7/30/2015 10:07:05 AM PST (about 1 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Level 12 Started
Level:12  Blinds:1,000/2,000  Ante:300
7/30/2015 10:06:15 AM PST (about 1 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Aaron Frei Eliminated by Alex Masek

Alex Masek raises from late position and it folds to Aaron Frei in the small blind. He moves all in for 44,000 and the big blind folds. It's back on Masek and he takes a minute to think before he calls. Frei is at risk and behind.


The flop comes .

"Come on," Frei says. "Chop it up one time."

It's not to be as the board completes with the and . Masek's jack plays and Frei is eliminated.

Alex Masek - 205,000
Aaron Frei - Eliminated

7/30/2015 9:59:02 AM PST (about 1 hours and 13 minutes ago)
John Monnette Eliminated by Loni Harwood


According to the table, John Monnette's (pictured) was bested by Loni Harwood's to send him to the rail. Harwood now contends for the chip lead along with Brad St. Vincent.

Loni Harwood - 209,000
John Monnette - Eliminated

7/30/2015 9:48:28 AM PST (about 1 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Tristan Wade Eliminated by Brian McDaniel


Brian McDaniel is in late position and raises to 3,500. It folds to Tristan Wade (pictured) on the button and he shoves for his last 29,000. Alex Masek and Ari Engel fold from the blinds. It's back on McDaniel and he calls. Wade is at risk and behind.


The runout comes improving McDaniel to a fullhouse and leaving Wade with trips. With that, Wade, who won the Main Event at the season-opening Palm Beach Kennel Club Circuit last year, is eliminated from the National Championship.

Brian McDaniel - 148,000
Tristan Wade - Eliminated

7/30/2015 9:44:44 AM PST (about 1 hours and 28 minutes ago)
John Eames vs. Robert Coventry

John Eames raises to 3,500, and Robert Coventry calls. The flop comes , and Eames continues for 5,000. Coventry calls, and the dealer turns the .

Eames checks, and Coventry bets 7,000. Eames thinks for a minute, and looks over at Coventry's stack. He then check-raises to 15,700. Coventry calls, and the completes the board on the river. Eames moves all in, and Coventry quickly folds.

John Eames - 102,000
Robrert Coventry - 22,000

7/30/2015 9:41:50 AM PST (about 2 hours and 31 minutes ago)
Registration Closed, 122 Players Generate $1.2 Million Prize Pool, $341K First Prize

Registration is closed and the prize pool is verified.

The 2015 National Championship drew a field of 122 players generating a $1,220,000 prize pool. The top 15 places finish in the money with a min-cash worth $20,594. In addition to a WSOP gold bracelet and a healthy amount of TV time on ESPN, the tournament's winner pockets $341,599.

Complete prize pool information is available under the "Prizepool" tab above.

7/30/2015 9:31:00 AM PST (about 2 hours and 41 minutes ago)
James Kilarjian Doubles Through Josh Evans

Everyone folds around to James Kilarjian in the small blind, and he moves all in for 22,500. Josh Evans calls from the big blind, and the players turn up their cards.


The board comes , and Kilarjian doubles up with a pair of kings.

James Kilarjian - 46,600
Josh Evans - 26,000

7/30/2015 9:28:53 AM PST (about 2 hours and 44 minutes ago)
Michael Mulvania Eliminated


WSOP.com NV qualifer Michael Mulvania (pictured) has been eliminated from the National Championship.

7/30/2015 9:20:31 AM PST (about 2 hours and 52 minutes ago)
Kevin McColgan Eliminated by Alex Masek

Eight-time ring winner Alex Masek raises to 3,500 from the hijack, and five-time ring winner Kevin McColgain reraises all in from the button. His all-in bet is for 19,800. Masek calls, and the players turn up their cards.


The board runs out . Masek wins the pot with his Ace-Jack, and McColgan is eliminated.

Alex Masek - 130,000
Kevin McColgan - Eliminated
7/30/2015 9:16:55 AM PST (about 2 hours and 56 minutes ago)
Jesse Capps Eliminated by Seth Berger

Jesse Capps is in late position and opens the action for 3,400. It folds around to Seth Berger in the big blind and he defends. They are heads up to the flop.

The dealer burns a board and both players check.

Fourth street brings the and Berger leads for 5,500. Capps calmly announces "call" and they're off to the river.

The board completes with the and Berger asks to see Capps' stack. Capps raises his arms and it's revealed he has just under 20,000 behind. Berger throws in four gray 5,000 chips putting Capps all in. Capps reluctantly calls off and the hands are tabled.

Berger: for tens full
Capps: for two pair

Capps is second best and goes down as the day's first elimination. Berger, meanwhile, crosses the 100,000 mark.

Seth Berger - 116,800
Jesse Capps - Eliminated

7/30/2015 9:07:10 AM PST (about 2 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Cards in the Air
Cards are in the air for Day 2 of the National Championship. Registration is officially closed and full prize pool information will be posted shortly.
7/30/2015 9:06:44 AM PST (about 2 hours and 6 minutes ago)
Level 11 Started
Level:11  Blinds:800/1,600  Ante:200
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