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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - POTAWATOMI (Milwaukee)

Friday, February 09, 2018 to Monday, February 12, 2018

Event #10: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $906,000
  • Entries: 604
  • Remaining: 0
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02/09/18 05:01:54 PM PDT

There are four players looking at the      board, and there's around 5,000 in the middle.

The big blind checks, a player in middle position checks, Keven Stammen bets 1,400, the button folds, the big blind folds, and only the middle in middle position calls.

The river is the  . The first player bets 5,000, and Stammen quickly moves his remaining 1,800 into the middle.

Stammen's opponent shows    for trip nines, but Stammen turns over    for a flush to win the hand and double up. 

Keven Stammen - 12,000

02/09/18 04:54:53 PM PDT

Bobby Navor limps under the gun. Action folds around to Ravi Raghavan on the button, who limps as well. The small blind calls. Option is to the big blind and he checks.

The flop comes    . Both blinds check. Navor bets 2,100. Raghavan calls, as does the small blind, and the big blind gets out of the way.

The turn is the  . The small blind checks again. Navor fires a second bullet, this time for 12,000. Raghavan proceeds to move all in for around 25,000. The small blind removes himself from the crossfire. Navor immediately calls the shove.

Navor reveals a set of threes with   . Raghavan turns up    for top pair and a flush draw with one card to come.

The final, river card brings the last three, the  . Navor improves to quads and eliminates Raghavan.

Bobby Navor - 131,000
Ravi Raghavan - Eliminated

02/09/18 04:33:50 PM PDT
Level:10  Blinds:400/800  Ante:100
02/09/18 03:30:34 PM PDT
Players are now heading out on a 60-minute dinner break. They will return to play three more levels before registration will close for this first flight.  A total of six more levels after the break will be played out before play will conclude, and players will bag up for the night.
02/09/18 03:27:35 PM PDT

There is around 3,000 in the middle, and the board reads    . James Juvancic checks in middle position, and Jacob Phillips bets 1,300 in the cutoff.  Juvancic calls.

The turn is the  , and both players check.

The river is the  . Juvancic bets 2,300, Phillps raises to 9,000, and Juvancic pauses for nearly a minute before tossing in the chips to call.

Phillips turns over    for two pair with an ace kicker, and Juvancic shows   , for a higher two pair to win the pot.

"Nice call," the player next to Juvancic says as the pot is passed over to him.

James Juvancic - 38,000
Jacob Phillips - 15,000

02/09/18 03:01:15 PM PDT

The hijack raises to 1,400, Mike Ross calls in the small blind, and the big blind calls as well.

The flop comes    . Ross and the big blind check, and the hijack continues for 2,000. Only Ross calls.

The turn is the  . Ross checks again, and this time his opponent opts to check behind.

The river is the  , and this time Ross leads for 2,800. His opponent quickly mucks, and Ross is awarded the pot.

Mike Ross - 38,000

02/09/18 02:58:16 PM PDT
Level:9  Blinds:300/600  Ante:100
02/09/18 02:48:33 PM PDT

A middle-position player opens to 1,300. Blake Battaglia calls in the cutoff. The small blind calls as well.

The flop comes    . The small blind checks. The player in middle position bets 2,000. Battaglia begins to grab some chips and puts out a raise to 5,300. The small blind folds. A quick, three-bet all in comes from middle position and Battaglia calls without hesitation, prompting a showdown.

Battaglia shows    for a flush draw and his opponent has a straight with   .

The turn is the   and Battaglia spikes his heart flush. The   on the river is inconsequential. Battaglia scoops the pot chips up with a knockout.

Blake Battaglia - 81,000

02/09/18 02:23:40 PM PDT

There is around 9,000 in the middle, and two players looking at the      board. Michael Ross checks in the big blind, and the player under the gun bets 5,000. With action back on Ross, he quickly announes that he is all in, and moves his chips forward.  His opponent asks for the count, and the dealer tells the player that it's an additional 10,400 on top of the 5,000 the player has already bet. 

The player pauses for a bit before saying, "Well, no guts, no glory," moving his chips forward to call. 

Ross:    (top pair, flush draw, and a gutshot straight draw)
Opponent:    (top pair, ace kicker) 

Ross' opponent is in the lead with his top pair, top kicker, but the   river brings in one of Ross' many outs to give him the flush to double up. 

Michael Ross - 39,000

02/09/18 02:13:09 PM PDT
Level:8  Blinds:250/500  Ante:75
02/09/18 02:11:12 PM PDT

There is full board reading       and around 8,000 in the pot.

The big blind checks. Keven Stammen bets 4,000. The big blind comes over the top with a shove of 14,450. Stammen goes into the tank. He notices that he barely has his opponent covered. Some time goes by and the clock is called. A Tournament Director appears and gives Stammen 30 seconds to act on his hand.

Stammen continues to think it over and ultimately calls. The big blind shows    for a full house. Stammen slowly shakes his head and mucks his hand.

Keven Stammen - 1,700

Stammen jumped in the Main Event after completing his deep run in the Potawatomi High Roller where he finished in 5th place, good for $15,060.

02/09/18 01:49:26 PM PDT

According to Chicago native Mike Holm, he was recently eliminated from play. He had lost a big hand that left with him with only 9,000, and a few hands later limped    in middle position. A player on the button raised, Holm moved all in, and his opponent called.  

Holm showed his   , and his opponent showed   .  The flop came     giving Holm two pair, but also giving his opponent a set of twos.  Unfortunately Holm was unable to improve and was eliminated from play. 

Mike Holm - Eliminated

02/09/18 01:42:36 PM PDT

There are three players to see the     flop. Scott Sisler checks in the small blind, Jeff Fielder checks in middle position, and a player in later position bets 2,000. Sisler quickly moves all in for his remaining 9,200, and with action on Fielder, he moves all in over the top, having both players covered.  The player in late position pauses for over 30-seconds before opting to release his cards. 

Sisler:    (flush draw)
Fielder:    (pair of tens)

The turn is the  , moving Sisler into the lead when he makes a pair of kings. 

The   river is safe, and Sisler doubles up to just over starting stack. 

Scott Sisler - 22,000
Jeff Fielder - 19,000

02/09/18 01:33:18 PM PDT
Level:7  Blinds:200/400  Ante:50
02/09/18 01:19:47 PM PDT
Players are now on their second 15-minute break of the day.  They will return in 15 minutes to play Level 7, with 200/400 blinds, and a 50 ante.
02/09/18 01:18:24 PM PDT

Action folds around to Aaron Massey in the cutoff, who opens to 1,300. The button three bets to 2,500. Both blinds fold and Massey calls.

The flop comes    . Massey checks. The button bets 2,300. Massey check-raises, sliding out a bet of 4,800. His opponent fires back, laying out 8,000 in chips, but announcing "7,300." Massey calls.

The turn is the  . Both players check. The   lands on the river.

Massey eyes up his opponents remaining stack. He tosses out 25,000 in purple chips, a bet that more than puts the button all in. The button tanks for about a minute, then eventually calls.

Massey turns up    for quad eights. All the button can do is move his cards to the muck and Massey scores the knockout.

Aaron Massey - 75,900

02/09/18 01:05:24 PM PDT

Nadezhda Magnus is fresh off of her fourth place finish in the High Roller event here at Potawatomi Casino. Magnus took home $20,331 for her strong showing, and then immediately hopped into today's flight of the Main Event.  

Magnus raises to 700 in middle position, and both the small and the big blind call.

The flop comes    , and it checks to Magnus, who also opts to check.

The turn is the  . Both blinds check, Magnus makes it 1,000, and only the big blind calls.

The river is the  . The big blind checks, Magnus bets 2,500, and her opponent quickly folds, awarding Magnus the pot. 

Nadezhda 'Nadya' Magnus - 24,500

02/09/18 12:46:31 PM PDT
Level:6  Blinds:150/300  Ante:25
02/09/18 12:30:49 PM PDT

Under the gun, a player opens to 500. Directly to his left, a three bet of 1,200 comes out. Action folds to the button who calls. Lee Rzentkowski, in the small blind, completes a four bet, making it 4,000 to go.

The original raiser folds, as does the three-bettor. The button calls, bringing a flop of    . Rzentkowski wastes no time before moving his entire stack toward the middle. Rzentkowski has plenty to cover his opponent, who has around 11,000 behind.

The button pauses and says "I have a queen, but I don't think it's good enough." Despite his feeling, the button calls the shove, flipping over   .

Sure enough, he is behind as Rzentkowski reveals his   . The turn and the river bring the   and  , respectively. Rzentkowski scoops the pot and sends one home.

Lee Rzentkowski - 65,000

02/09/18 12:26:18 PM PDT

Aaron Johnson opens to 500 from under the gun. Scott Obst calls in middle position, John Richards calls on the button, and the big blind calls as well.

The flop comes    . The big blind, Johnson, and Obst all check, and Richards makes it 850. It folds around, awarding him the pot. 

The next hand, Richards also picks up the blinds and antes, and he is now sitting with around 26,000 in chips.

John Richards - 26,000