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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, July 3, 2015 to Sunday, July 5, 2015

Event #67: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship

  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,015,200
  • Entries: 108
  • Remaining: 13
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7/5/2015 2:23:47 AM PST (about 5 minutes ago)
We're Back
Cards are back in the air for an extension of Level 20.
7/5/2015 2:23:02 AM PST (about 5 minutes ago)
Play Resumes
The remaining three tables are back into hand for hand play. Limits are staying the same.
7/5/2015 2:15:51 AM PST (about 13 minutes ago)
Take Ten
The scheduled ten levels of the day have come to an end. As to not finish on the bubble, however, tournament staff has allowed the field to play an additional level until the bubble bursts. Players are taking a ten-minute break and then they'll be back to the action at the same level.
7/5/2015 2:14:58 AM PST (about 14 minutes ago)
Denisov Getting Shorter

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Denisov: (X)(X) / / (X)
Dehkharghani: (X)(X) / / (X)

Aleksandr Denisov brings it in with the and Ray Dehkharghani completes his . Action folds back to Denisov and he calls. Both players pull an ace on fourth and Dehkharghani fires out a bet. Denisov calls.

On fifth street, Dehkharghani pairs jacks and bets out again. Denisov calls and pairs deuces on sixth. He calls another bet from Dehkharghani and the two are dealt their seventh street cards.

Both players check the final betting round and Dehkharghani shows for aces up. Denisov tables a worse two pair and Dehkharghani takes the pot.

Ray Dehkharghani - 215,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 50,000

7/5/2015 2:07:31 AM PST (about 21 minutes ago)
Porter Extends Lead

David Chiu two-bets off the button and calls when Rep Porter three-bets from the big blind. Porter stand-pats all the way as Chiu draws one each time. Porter bets all the way and opens a Badugi when his last bet is called. Chiu mucks.

Rep Porter - 475,000
David Chiu - 118,000
7/5/2015 1:57:17 AM PST (about 31 minutes ago)
Chiu Bests Porter

2-7 Triple Draw

David Chiu opens his button with a raise and Rep Porter comes along from the big blind. At the draw, Porter takes three and Chiu opts for two. Porter comes out swinging with a bet and Chiu calls.

On the second draw, Porter takes just one card while Chiu once again takes two. Porter bets, Chiu comes over the top with a raise and Porter calls. Porter takes one at the final draw while Chiu stands pat. Porter checks, Chiu bets, and Porter releases his hand.

David Chiu - 217,000
Rep Porter - 361,000

7/5/2015 1:53:46 AM PST (about 35 minutes ago)
Friedman Scoops in Big O
Big O

In the fifth hand of the bubble Adam Friedman completes from the small blind and Jussi Nevanlinna checks his option. Both players check the flop before Friedman bets 5,000 on the turn. Nevanlinna calls and calls another bet on the river.

Friedman opens and scoops the pot.

Adam Friedman - 325,000
Jussi Nevanlinna - 225,000
7/5/2015 1:46:34 AM PST (about 42 minutes ago)
Denisov Short on the Bubble

With just 30 minutes left on the clock for Level 20, Aleksandr Denisov is currently representing the shortest stack in the field. Despite holding the chip lead for a solid portion of the day, Denisov now sits on about 95,000. Porter currently leads the field with 430,000 to his name.

Here's a look at the current chip counts on the bubble:

Rep Porter - 430,000
David Benyamine - 368,000
Jeff Madsen - 360,000
Jens Lakemeier - 315,000
Adam Friedman - 282,000
Jussi Nevanlenna - 251,000
Jake Abdalla - 233,000
Stuart Rutter - 190,000
Ray Dehkarghani - 180,000
David Chiu - 178,000
Paul Volpe - 170,000
Quinn Do - 143,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 95,000

7/5/2015 1:35:13 AM PST (about 53 minutes ago)
Hand-for-Hand Play Begins
With 13 players remaining, the field has entered hand-for-hand play. Just one more player will leave empty handed in the last preliminary event of the 2015 World Series of Poker. After the bubble bursts, the remaining 12 players will be guaranteed a payday of at least $21,908.
7/5/2015 1:33:20 AM PST (about 55 minutes ago)
Deeb Eliminated by Friedman

Shaun Deeb

2-7 Triple Draw

Picking up with the action just after the second draw, Adam Friedman bets out and Shaun Deeb calls. Both players stand pat for the final draw and Friedman fires. Deeb flings out a call and Friedman shows a winning . Deeb mucks his hand and is left with 11,500 in chips.

The very next hand, Friedman raises his button. Deeb calls all in from the small blind for his last 10,500 and Jussi Nevanlinna comes along from the big blind. Deeb and Nevanlinna take three cards while Friedman announces that he's pat. Nevanlinna checks the side action and Friedman fires. Nevanlinna calls.

At the second draw, Deeb takes one while Nevanlinna takes two. Friedman is pat and bets again when action checks his way. Nevanlinna kicks it, leaving two players to the final draw.

Deeb takes one and Friedman pats, allowing the cards to be turned over.


Friedman has a pat eight-perfect while Deeb is drawing live with his seven-six draw. Deeb pulls the , however, ending his run in this tournament. Deeb's elimination puts the field into hand-for-hand play on the money bubble.

Adam Friedman - 275,000
Jussi Nevanlinna - 256,000
Shaun Deeb - Eliminated

7/5/2015 1:25:45 AM PST (about 1 hours and 3 minutes ago)
Abdalla Leapfrogs Nevanlinna


Jake Abdalla raises from under the gun and calls after Jussi Nevanlinna three-bets from the small blind.

Nevanlinna draws two to Abdalla's one and both check. Both draw the same amount and Nevanlinna check-calls a bet. Abdalla stands-pat after he sees Nevanlinna draw two again. Abdalla bets again and Nevanlinna a painful looking tank check-call.

Abdalla opens and Nevanlinna mucks.

Jake Abdalla - 285,000
Jussi Nevanlinna - 280,000

7/5/2015 1:19:41 AM PST (about 1 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Level 20 Structure

Antes in

NLH, NL2-7,

and Stud Games

Low/High Card


Small Blind



Big Blind

Limit Flop/Draw Games
- 5,000 10,000 10,000/20,000
Stud Games
2,000 3,000 10,000 10,000/20,000
No-Limit/Pot-Limit Games
2,500 5,000 -
7/5/2015 1:18:17 AM PST (about 1 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Level 20 Started

Level:20 Limits:10,000/20,000

7/5/2015 1:17:58 AM PST (about 1 hours and 11 minutes ago)
Lakemeier Scoops into Chip Lead

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Denisov: (X)(X) / / (X)
Lakemeier: (X)(X) / / (X)
Madsen: (X)(X) / / (X)

Picking up with the action on seventh street, Jens Lakemeier checks and Jeff Madsen does the same. Aleksandr Denisov bets out on the river and Lakemeier calls. Madsen drops out a call as well and the hands are turned over.

Denisov shows for a pair of fives. Lakemeier rolls over for aces and fours. Madsen looks down at his hole cards for a moment before dropping them into the muck. Lakemeier drags the entire pot and now holds the chip lead with 400,000.

Jens Lakemeier - 400,000
Jeff Madsen - 230,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 132,000

7/5/2015 1:00:43 AM PST (about 1 hours and 28 minutes ago)
Buchanan Falls Three Off the Money


Before the final draw, Shawn Buchanan moves all in for his last few thousand chips and Rep Porter calls.

Porter opens and his draw card is the .
Buchanan opens and fails to make a Badugi hand as he opens the .

Rep Porter - 317,000
Shawn Buchanan - eliminated in 15th.

Shawn Buchanan
Shawn Buchanan - 15th place

7/5/2015 12:55:57 AM PST (about 2 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Eight-Badugi for Volpe


David Chiu raises the button and Paul Volpe makes it three bets from the small blind. Shawn Buchanan folds his big and Chiu calls to see a draw.

Volpe stands pat and Chiu takes one new card. Volpe bets and Chiu calls to see the second draw. Volpe remains pat and Chiu once again pulls one new card. Chiu calls a bet from Volpe and both stand pat for the final draw.

Volpe bets one last time and Chiu tosses in calling chips. Volpe instantly fans for a pat-eight badugi and he takes down the pot.

Paul Volpe - 166,000
David Chiu - 235,000

7/5/2015 12:47:51 AM PST (about 2 hours and 41 minutes ago)
Porter Takes Out Ohel in 16th

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Rep Porter raises to 10,000 and calls when Randy Ohel three-bets all in for 40,000 from the next seat. Porter stands-pat and Ohel draws one.


Ohel squeezes out his last card and reveals the to fell in 16th place.

Rep Porter - 340,000
Randy Ohel - Eliminated

Randy Ohel
Randy Ohel - 16th

7/5/2015 12:43:21 AM PST (about 2 hours and 45 minutes ago)
Rutter Doubles
No-Limit Hold'em

Aleksandr Denisov raises to 7,500 from under the gun and is called by Jens Lakemeier in the next seat before Stuart Rutter squeezes to 17,000 from the big blind. Denisov folds but Lakemeier sets Rutter in for his last 49,000. Snap call.


The board runs .

Stuart Rutter - 112,000
Jens Lakemeier - 140,000
7/5/2015 12:38:19 AM PST (about 2 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Volpe Scoops Chiu

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Regular

Chiu: (X)(X) / / (X)
Volpe: (X)(X) / / (X)

Picking up with the action on fifth, Paul Volpe has first action and he bets out. David Chiu calls and both players check sixth street. Chiu check-calls one last bet on seventh, prompting the two to show down their hands.

"Trips and a six low," says Volpe, showing .

Chiu mucks and Volpe earns the scoop. He now has about 135,000 to his name.

Paul Volpe - 135,000
David Chiu - 251,000

7/5/2015 12:36:20 AM PST (about 2 hours and 52 minutes ago)
Madsen Has Monster Stud Hi-Lo Round

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Lakemeier: (X)(X) / / (X)
Madsen: (X)(X) / / (X)

Jens Lakemeier is the bring in with the and Jeff Madsen completes his . Action folds back to Lakemeier and he calls. The two are heads up to fourth and Madsen instantly pairs his fives. He bets out and Lakemeier calls.

On fifth street, Madsen slows with a check, prompting Lakemeier to fire out. Madsen flats and checks once again on sixth. Lakemeier bets out and Madsen calls.

Madsen checks seventh and Lakemeier cuts out one last bet. Madsen comes over the top with a check-raise and Lakemeier calls. Madsen rolls over for a full house of fives full of sevens. Lakemeier mucks and Madsen scoops the pot.

The very next hand Madsen plays a pot to showdown with Aleksandr Denisov. Madsen once again earns the scoop, making aces for the high and a six low. Madsen, who had just around 48,000 at the last break, now has about 310,000 to his name.

Jeff Madsen - 310,000
Jens Lakemeier - 165,000
Aleksandr Denisov - 270,000

7/5/2015 12:29:56 AM PST (about 2 hours and 59 minutes ago)
Friedman Hanging in There
2-7 Triple Draw

Jussi Nevanlinna raises from the cutoff and calls when Adam Friedman moves all in for 31,500 from the big blind.

Friedman draws three to Nevanlinna's two. Friedman looks down at what he's drawn and reacts in a positive way. He stands-pat and Nevanlinna says, "That's not good for me!" and he draws two.

Friedman stands-pat again and then pleads, "Please, just draw two!"

His wish isn't granted as Nevanlinna stands-pat too, but it's good for him anyway as he doubles with .
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