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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - THE BICYCLE CASINO (Los Angeles)

Saturday, December 09, 2017 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Event #10: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

EVENT IN PROGRESS:    Level: 22  |  Blinds: 6,000/12,000  |  Ante: 2,000
  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,024,500
  • Entries: 687
  • Remaining: 30
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12/11/17 08:09:24 PM PST (about 8 minutes ago)
Michael Hauptmann Doubles Though Chahn Jung

Michael Hauptmann raises to 35,000. Chahn Jung is on his left in the hijack, and he three-bets to 80,000. Hauptmann reraises all in for 236,000, and Jung quickly calls.


It's a classic coinflip, but the     flop gives Hauptmann the lead and leaves Jung drawing thin. The turn is the  , and the river is the  . Hauptmann wins with his two pair, and he doubles up.

Michael Hauptmann - 510,000 (42 bb)
Chahn Jung - 445,000 (37 bb)

12/11/17 08:03:36 PM PST (about 14 minutes ago)
Frank Stepuchin Doubles Through Vuong Do

Frank Stepuchin

On a flop of    , Vuong Do is in early position and heads-up with Frank Stepuchin in the hijack. Do moves all in for about a pot-sized bet.

"Vuong moved all in?" said Stepuchin. "I was going to do that."

Stepuchin eventually calls and is all in for 248,000. He is in the lead with his    against Do's   . Stepuchin needs to fade a diamond and does as the turn is the   and the river is the  . Stepuchin doubles up with top pair and takes a big chunk of Do's stack.

Frank Stepuchin - 710,000 (59 bb)
Vuong Do - 215,000 (17 bb)

12/11/17 07:53:07 PM PST (about 25 minutes ago)
Jeff Yarchever Doubles Through Jared Jaffee

Action folds around to Jeff Yarchever in the small blind, and he moves all in for 99,000. Jared Jaffee is in the big blind. He thinks for about 90 seconds, then calls.


The board runs out      , missing both players, and Yarchever wins the pot with his ace to double up.

Jeff Yarchever - 212,000 (17 bb)
Jared Jaffee - 370,000 (30 bb)

12/11/17 07:43:14 PM PST (about 35 minutes ago)
Level 22 Started
Level:22  Blinds:6,000/12,000  Ante:2,000
12/11/17 06:42:44 PM PST (about 2 hours and 35 minutes ago)
Dinner Time
The remaining players are taking a 60-minute dinner break. Cards are scheduled to get back in the air around 7:42 p.m.
12/11/17 06:42:17 PM PST (about 2 hours and 36 minutes ago)
Brendan Baksh Doubles Through Matt Schultz

Massoud Eskandari raises to 23,000 from under the gun and Brendan Baksh moves all in on the button for 97,000. Matt Schultz calls out of the small blind and Eskandari folds.

It's a race for Baksh's tournament life with his    against Schultz's   . The board runs out clean for Baksh as it comes      .

Baksh wins the race with a pair of fives and doubles through one of the bigger stacks.

Brendan Baksh - 228,000 (22 bb)
Matt Schultz - 520,000 (52 bb)

12/11/17 06:29:00 PM PST (about 2 hours and 49 minutes ago)
Scott Stewart Takes From Kelly Minkin

Kelly Minkin raises to 22,000 from the cutoff and Scott Stewart three-bets to 55,000 on the button. The blinds fold and Minkin calls. They both check a flop of     and the   comes on the turn.

Minkin bets 63,000 and Stewart calls. The river is the   and both players check. Minkin announces 'ace-high' which prompts Stewart to immediately roll over   .

Stewart wins the pot with eights and four. Minkin mucks her hand.

Scott Stewart - 905,000 (90 bb)
Kelly Minkin - 410,000 (41 bb)

12/11/17 06:17:29 PM PST (about 2 hours and 0 minute ago)
Jordyn Miller Jumps into the Chip Lead

The board reads       on the river. Jordyn Miller and Nichoel Jurgens are involved in the hand, and there's already about 500,000 in the pot.

According to other players at the table, Jurgens had raised preflop from the cutoff, and Miller three-bet from the button. Jurgens called. Both players checked the flop, and the turn was bet and raised.

Now on the river, Jurgens checks. Miller bets 430,000. Jurgens tanks for a couple minutes, then moves all in with a covering stack. Miller quickly calls. He shows   , and Jurgens mucks her cards.

Jordyn Miller - 1,340,000
Nichoel Jurgesn - 180,000
12/11/17 06:04:17 PM PST (about 2 hours and 14 minutes ago)
Adam Volen Doubles Through Jesse Vilchez

Jesse Vilchez raises on the button and Adam Volen moves all in for 145,000 out of the big blind. Vilchez calls. It's a race for Volen's tournament life with his    against Vilchez's   .

The flop is     and Vilchez flops top pair, but is drawing to runners against Volen's bottom set. The turn is the   and Vilchez is drawing dead to the   river. Volen doubles up at the start of the level.

Adam Volen - 304,000 (30 bb)
Jesse Vilchez - 560,000 (56 bb)

12/11/17 06:01:11 PM PST (about 2 hours and 17 minutes ago)
Chester Burnett Eliminated by Chahn Jung

Chester Burnett raises from middle position and Chahn Jung three-bets from the cutoff. Burnett moves all in for about 200,000 and Jung calls.

Burnett tables    and is in bad shape against Jung's   .

The board runs out       and Jung's kings win the pot to eliminate the former NFL linebacker to the rail in 35th place.

Chahn Jung - 430,000 (43 bb)
Chester Burnett - Eliminated

12/11/17 05:49:48 PM PST (about 2 hours and 28 minutes ago)
Jeffrey Yarchever Triples Up

A middle-position player raises to 22,000 and Jeffrey Yarchever moves all in from this direct left for 29,000. The big blind calls, and the initial raiser calls as well.

Both active players check the     flop, and the turn is the  . The big blind now bets 18,000 and the middle-position player calls. Then both players check the   on the river.

The big blind shows    for a pair of tens, the middle-position player shows   , and Yarchever tables    for top set to triple up.

Jeffrey Yarchever - 100,000 (10 bb)

12/11/17 05:45:15 PM PST (about 3 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Level 21 Started
Level:21  Blinds:5,000/10,000  Ante:1,000
12/11/17 05:34:22 PM PST (about 3 hours and 43 minutes ago)
Scott Stewart Keeps Moving Up

Three players each put in 16,000 to see     come on the flop. Nick Phoenix checks from the big blind. The player to his direct left checks. Scott Stewart is on his direct left, and he bets 24,000. Phoenix folds, and the other player calls.

The turn is the   and it's again checked to Stewart. He continues for 38,000. His opponent thinks for a minute, then folds.

Scott Stewart - 790,000 (98 bb)

12/11/17 05:23:59 PM PST (about 3 hours and 54 minutes ago)
Jared Griener Eliminated by Nichoel Jurgens

Jared Griener was eliminated in 41st place.

There's about 100,000 in the pot already, and two players see the flop come    . Nichoel Jurgens bets 90,000 from the cutoff. Jared Griener thinks for a bit on the button, and then moves all in. Jurgens instantly calls.


The turn and river are both blanks, running out   and  . Jurgens has Griener covered, and Griener is eliminated in 41st place for $3,815.

Nichoel Jurgens - 690,000 (86 bb)
Jared Griener - Eliminated

12/11/17 05:21:08 PM PST (about 3 hours and 57 minutes ago)
Vadim Baranovsky Eliminated by Jesse Vilchez

Jesse Vilchez raises from the cutoff and Vadim Baranovsky three-bets to 68,000 on the button. Action folds back to Vilchez, who moves all in for effectively Baranovsky's remaining 120,000. Barnovsky stands up, gets behind his chair, leans on it, and looks at the table while he tanks for a couple minutes.

"Sorry guys," says Baranovsky to the table. "I hate myself right now."

Baranovsky takes about a minute longer and then pushes his chips forward. He shows   , but needs a lot of help against Vilchez's   .

Baranovsky never picks up a sweat at the board runs out      . He's drawing dead on the turn and Vilchez wins the pot, eliminates Baranovsky and extends his chip lead.

Jesse Vilchez - 875,000 (109 bb)
Vadim Baranovsky - Eliminated

12/11/17 05:08:51 PM PST (about 3 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Chester Burnett Three-Bet Shoves Flop

There's about 50,000 in the pot already, and the flop is    . Sasha Liu checks, and Chester Burnett bets 33,000 from her direct left. Liu then check-raises to 110,000. Burnett quickly moves all in for roughly 200,000.

Liu asks the dealer to pull in the the 110,000 and count how much more she'd owe, and Burnett's raise is for an additional 98,000. Liu thinks for another minute, then tosses her cards to the muck.

Chester Burnett - 370,000 (46 bb)
Sasha Liu - 165,000 (20 bb)

12/11/17 04:43:32 PM PST (about 4 hours and 34 minutes ago)
Level 20 Started
Level:20  Blinds:4,000/8,000  Ante:1,000
12/11/17 04:33:18 PM PST (about 4 hours and 44 minutes ago)
Break Time
Players are taking their second 10-minute break of the day.
12/11/17 04:33:00 PM PST (about 4 hours and 45 minutes ago)
Xuan Nguyen Eliminated by Kevin Gerhart

Kevin Gerhart raises from the hijack and Xuan Nguyen moves all in for 52,000 on the button. Action folds back to Gerhart, who calls.

Nguyen is in the lead with his    against Gerhart's   .

"I've got two live cards," said Gerhart, seemingly excited about his situation.

The flop is     and Nguyen keeps the lead until the   comes on the turn. Nguyen needs an eight, an ace or a queen to double up, but the   comes on the river and Gerhart wins the pot.

Nguyen is eliminated in 54th place and earns $3,440 for his efforts.

Kevin Gerhart - 315,000 (52 bb)
Xuan Nguyen - Eliminated

12/11/17 04:21:47 PM PST (about 4 hours and 56 minutes ago)
Jared Jaffee Doubles Up

Jared Griener raises to 14,000 from under the gun and the player on the button calls. Jared Jaffee moves all in out of the small blind for 133,000. Griener quickly folds and the button calls.

The button tables    and needs to hit a two-outer to eliminate Jaffee and his   . The board runs out       and Jaffee doubles up with jacks and nines.

Jared Jaffee - 295,000 (49 bb) 

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