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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Friday, December 01, 2017 to Monday, December 04, 2017

Event #10A/B: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,435,500
  • Entries: 957
  • Remaining: 0
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12/04/17 01:00:47 PM PDT
Charles Johnson raises to 230,000 from the small blind and that earns him the pot when James Moon folds the big blind. 
12/04/17 01:00:12 PM PDT
James Moon raises to 125,000 from under the gun and takes down the pot. 
12/04/17 12:59:47 PM PDT

James Whitlow raises to 150,000 from the cutoff. Krzysztof Stybaniewicz moves all in over the top of his raise from the small blind. Whitlow folds and Stybaniewicz takes down the pot. 

"I can guarantee you I did not have six-seven that time," Stybaniewicz says after the hand. 

12/04/17 12:57:30 PM PDT


Hand #11:

James Moon opens from middle position before Ryan Jones (above) shoves all in from the cutoff for 1,200,000. Action folds back around to Moon who calls. 


The flop puts Jones in a deep hole when it comes    , and he doesn't find any help on the   turn or the   river. With that he is eliminated from the tournament and collects $33,060 for his run here in the main event.

James Moon - 4,600,000 (77 bb)
Ryan Jones - Eliminated

12/04/17 12:52:55 PM PDT

Ed Yancey raises to 205,000 from early position and James Moon snap-calls from the hijack. John Whitlow is in the small blind and moves all-in for 1,260,000 total. Yancey folds and Moon asks for a count before calling.


The board runs out       and Whitlow holds to double through.

John Whitlow - 2,700,000 (45 bb)
James Moon - 3,400,000 (56 bb)

12/04/17 12:52:40 PM PDT
Ed Yancey raises to 200,000 from the cutoff and everyone folds.
12/04/17 12:52:23 PM PDT

Nate Gentry raises to 135,000 from early position and gets calls from James Moon on the button and Ryan Jones in the big blind.

The flop comes     and action checks to Moon on the button who bets 390,000. Jones and Gentry fold, sending the pot to Moon.

12/04/17 12:43:33 PM PDT

Ed Yancey opens on the button with a raise to 205,000. James Moon calls from the small blind. 

James Moon checks dark and the flop comes    . Yancey bets 225,000 and Moon calls. 

The turn is the   and both players check. They check again on the   river. Yancey shows    but he's pipped by Moon's   . Moon takes down the pot with his better kicker. 

12/04/17 12:41:50 PM PDT
John Whitlow opens with a raise to 150,000 from middle position and takes down the blinds and antes when everyone folds. 
12/04/17 12:41:02 PM PDT
Charles Johnson receives a walk in the big blind.
12/04/17 12:40:26 PM PDT

Action folds around to the small blind where Krzysztof Stybaniewicz moves all in for 525,000. He looks over at Ed Yancey in the big blind. 

"I hope you don't have aces again," Stybaniewicz jokes. "Don't you have enough already?"

"I'm supposed to call," Yancey replies. Then he puts in the chips to call the shove. 


The flop comes down     giving Stybaniewicz the massive lead. He holds on through the   turn and the   river to secure his double up. 

Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 1,150,000 (19 bb)
Ed Yancey - 4,900,000 (82 bb)

12/04/17 12:33:09 PM PDT


Hand #3

Ed Yancey raises to 205,000 from under the gun and Trung Pham (pictured) moves all-in for 1,860,000 from late position. Yancey places a single chip in the middle to call and immediately tables   .

Pham is disappointed to see he is well behind with    and needs some help or he will be eliminated.

The board runs out       and Pham is sent to the rail in 9th place.

Ed Yancey - 5,400,000 (90 bb)
Trung Pham - Eliminated in 9th place

12/04/17 12:30:03 PM PDT
Charles Johnson raises to 325,000 from middle position and gets no action.
12/04/17 12:29:40 PM PDT
Level:29  Blinds:30,000/60,000  Ante:10,000
12/04/17 12:29:38 PM PDT
Nate Gentry raises to 125,000 from under the gun and everyone folds.
12/04/17 12:26:08 PM PDT

The starting field of 957 entries has been reduced to a final table of nine. Here's the lineup:

Seat 1: John Whitlow - 1,475,000 (25 bb)
Seat 2: Nate Gentry -  1,030,000 (17 bb)
Seat 3: Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 620,000 (10 bb)
Seat 4: Ed Yancey - 3,405,000 (57 bb)
Seat 5: Charles Johnson - 3,725,000 (62 bb)
Seat 6: James Moon - 3,790,000 (63 bb)
Seat 7: Trung Pham - 1,860,000 (31 bb)
Seat 8: David Jackson - 1,840,000 (31 bb)
Seat 9: Ryan Jones - 1,560,000 (26 bb)

Blinds are 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante, so the average stack is just north of 35 big blinds.

Everyone left is guaranteed to earn at least $26,298 this evening, but everyone is chasing the ring and the top prize of $272,744.

Play continues until there's a winner.

12/04/17 12:23:07 PM PDT
Players are on a short break before the official final table comes together.
12/04/17 12:22:16 PM PDT


Jon Hoellein (pictured) moves all-in for 560,000 from middle position and James Moon calls from the cutoff.

Hoellein is at risk and ahead with   , flipping against Moon's   .

The flop comes     and Hoellein is still ahead with a pair of eights. The turn is the   and Moon picks up a gut-shot straight draw. The river is the   and Moon pairs his queen to send Hoellein to the rail in 10th place on the official final table bubble.

James Moon - 3,650,000 (73 bb)
Jon Hoellein - Eliminated in 10th place

12/04/17 12:15:43 PM PDT

James Moon limps in under the gun. David Jackson raises, making it 180,000 to play. Everyone else folds putting the action back on moon, who calls. 

The flop comes     and Moon checks to Jackson. Jackson fires off a bet of 225,000 and Moon calls. 

Both players check the   on the turn, as well as the   on the river. Jackson shows his    but Moon has him beat holding    for two pair. That earns him the pot and pushes him further up the leader board as one of the largest stacks left in the tournament.

James Moon - 3,250,000 (65 bb)
David Jackson - 1,800,000 (36 bb)

12/04/17 11:58:30 AM PDT

Action folds to Charles Johnson in the cutoff and he raises it up to 150,000. James Moon quickly calls on the button and the blinds both fold.

The flop comes     and both players quickly check to the   on the turn. Johnson bets 215,000 and Moon calls fairly quickly.

The river is the  . Johnson grabs a fistful of chips and fires out a bet of 500,000.

"I think you got ace-ten of diamonds, ace-nine of diamonds" says Moon. Johnson replies, "It's probably good," as the table and rail burst out laughing. "I'll take this one, you take the next one," says Johnson. "Alright. I fold," says Moon, flashing   . Johnson mucks and rakes in the pot.

Charles Johnson - 3,400,000 (68 bb)
James Moon - 3,050,000 (61 bb)