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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

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,024,500
  • Entries: 687
  • Remaining: 0
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12/12/17 04:28:58 PM PDT

Tuan Phan

Edward Liu raises to 120,000 from the hijack and Tuan Phan moves all in for 390,000 out of the small blind. Brendan Baksh folds his big blind and Liu calls after getting an exact count from the dealer.

It's a flip with Liu's    up against Phan's   .

The board runs out       and Liu wins the pot with sixes full of eights. Phan loses the race and is eliminated in ninth place. He takes home $19,765 for his final table appearance.

Edward Liu - 2,125,000 (42 bb)
Tuan Phan - Eliminated

12/12/17 04:15:10 PM PDT

Aaron Frei raises to 110,000 from middle position, and Brendan Baksh reraises to 280,000 from the hijack. Chahn Jung calls on the button, and Frei then four-bets to 610,000. Both other players fold.

Aaron Frei - 1,850,000

12/12/17 04:04:12 PM PDT

Chahn Jung raises to 110,000 from under the gun and Aaron Frei calls from the cutoff. The flop is     and Jung bets 100,000. Frei calls and the turn is the  .

Both players check and the   comes on the river. Jung checks and Frei bets 260,000. Jung folds and Frei takes the pot.

Aaron Frei - 1,500,000 (30 bb)
Chahn Jung - 2,400,000 (48 bb)

12/12/17 03:59:40 PM PDT

Mike Eskandari raises to 125,000 from middle position and Brian Small calls from the hijack. Aaron Frei moves all in on the button for 775,000 and both of his opponents fold. He mucks his hand and takes the pot.

Aaron Frei - 1,025,000 (20 bb)

12/12/17 03:52:05 PM PDT

Play has resumed at the Live at the Bike streaming table. Here are the seats and chip counts as play resumes:

1 - Jared Jaffee - 1,050,000
2 - Mike Eskandari - 1,400,000
3 - Edward Liu - 1,520,000
4 - Brian Small - 710,000
5 - Aaron Frei - 810,000
6 - Tuan Phan - 520,000
7 - Brendan Baksh - 2,590,000
8 - Kelly Minkin - 2,440,000
9 - Chahn Jung - 2,630,000

12/12/17 03:52:03 PM PDT
Level:28  Blinds:25,000/50,000  Ante:5,000
12/12/17 03:20:28 PM PDT
Players are now on a short break.
12/12/17 03:18:47 PM PDT

Frank Stepuchin

Brendan Baksh raises to 100,000 from early position, and Frank Stepuchin reraises all in for about 450,000. Action folds back around to Baksh, and he immediately calls.


The flop is    , giving Baksh a commanding lead in the hand. The turn is the  , and the river is the  , improving Baksh to trips. He wins the hand, and Stepuchin is eliminated in 10th place for $15,890.

Brendan Baksh - 2,590,000
Frank Stepuchin - Eliminated

12/12/17 03:05:01 PM PDT

Chahn Jung raises to 100,000 from the cutoff and Edward Liu defends his big blind. They are heads-up to a flop of     and Liu checks. Jung bets 90,000 and Liu check-raises to 200,000.

Jung calls and the turn is the  . Both players check and the river is the  . Liu bets 200,000 and Jung raises to 570,000. Liu folds and Jung wins the pot.

Chahn Jung - 2,620,000 (45 bb)
Edward Liu - 1,680,000 (42 bb)

12/12/17 02:46:58 PM PDT

Edward Liu raises to 90,000 from middle position and Kelly Minkin calls from the cutoff. Chahn Jung calls out of the small blind and Jared Jaffee moves all in out of the big blind for 825,000.

Liu and Minkin snap-fold. Jung tanks for a couple minutes before folding. Jaffee mucks his hand, takes the pot and moves over the million chip mark.

Jared Jaffee - 1,145,000 (28 bb)

12/12/17 02:34:16 PM PDT

Mike Eskandari raises to 105,000 from the hijack. Brian Small then moves all in for 310,000 from the button, and Aaron Frei moves all in over the top for 1,250,000 from the small blind. Eskandari decides to fold, and he shows the table   .


The board comes      , and Small wins with his two pair, aces and fives, to double up.

Brian Small - 805,000 (20 bb)
Aaron Frei - 940,000 (23 bb)

12/12/17 02:27:58 PM PDT

With Jordyn Miller's elimination in 11th place, the remaining ten players have redrawn to the unofficial final table:

1 - Jared Jaffee - 750,000
2 - Mike Eskandari - 1,280,000
3 - Edward Liu - 2,325,000
4 - Brian Small - 385,000
5 - Aaron Frei - 1,300,000
6 - Tuan Phan - 900,000
7 - Brendan Baksh - 1,910,000
8 - Kelly Minkin - 2,575,000
9 - Frank Stepuchin - 580,000
10 - Chahn Jung - 1,600,000

12/12/17 02:20:53 PM PDT

Jordyn Miller

Aaron Frei limps from the cutoff, and Jordyn Miller moves all in for about 500,000 from the small blind. Kelly Minkin calls from the big blind and Frei folds.


The board runs out       and Minkin wins with her jacks.

Miller is eliminated in 11th place, earning $15,890.

Kelly Minkin - 2,570,000
Jordan Miller - Eliminated

12/12/17 02:19:52 PM PDT

Jared Jaffee moves all in from under the gun for about 350,000 and Frank Stepuchin calls from the big blind.


The board is      . Both players make a pair of kings, and Jaffee wins with his ace kicker to double up.

Jared Jaffee - 750,000
Frank Stepuchin - 580,000

12/12/17 02:15:46 PM PDT

Brendan Baksh moves all in from the button. He has both blinds outchipped, and the raise is effectively for 645,000.

Aaron Frei is in the small blind, and he calls for 645,000. Brian Small has fewer chips in the big blind, and he folds.


The board is      , and Frei doubles up with his pocket nines.

Aaron Frei - 1,360,000
Brendan Baksh - 1,865,000

12/12/17 02:11:41 PM PDT

On a flop of    , Aaron Frei checks from the big blind and Kelly Minkin bets 105,000 from the cutoff. Frei calls and the turn is the  .

Frei leads out this time for 150,000 and Minkin calls. The river is the   and Frei checks. Minkin bets 215,000 and Frei goes into the tank for a little bit.

"I got bluffed by him and now I'm going to pay off you," says Frei as he is mulling over his decision.

Frei pushes forward a call and Minkin shows   , good for trip sevens. Frei mucks his hand and Minkin takes the pot.

Kelly Minkin - 1,900,000 (47 bb)
Aaron Frei - 640,000 (16 bb)

12/12/17 02:03:44 PM PDT
Level:27  Blinds:20,000/40,000  Ante:5,000
12/12/17 02:03:05 PM PDT

Edward Liu raises to 75,000 from middle position. Brian Small then moves all in for his last 210,000. After confirming the counts, Liu reluctantly puts out the chips to call.


The flop is    , leaving Small in the lead with his ace-ten. Then the turn is the  , giving Small a pair and securing his double up. The meaningless river is the  .

Brian Small - 480,000
Edward Liu - 1,995,000

12/12/17 01:59:49 PM PDT

On the turn with the board reading     , Mike Eskandari checks from the small blind and Chahn Jung bets 110,000 on the button. Eskandari check-raises to 300,000 and Jung calls.

The river is the   and Eskandari bets 300,000. Jung snap-calls. Jung shows   , giving him a straight, and Eskandari mucks his hand.

Chahn Jung - 1,890,000 (63 bb)
Mike Eskandari - 1,100,000 (36 bb)

12/12/17 01:51:40 PM PDT

Tony Thanh Phan

Mike Eskandari raises to 65,000 from under the gun, and Tony Thanh Phan moves all in for 330,000 from the small blind. Eskandari thinks for a minute, then calls.


The flop is    . Eskandari hits a set of fours to leave Phan drawing thin. The turn is the  , and the rive is the  . Eskandari wins, and Phan is eliminated in 12th place. He earns $15,890.

Mike Eskandari - 2,020,000
Tony Thanh Phan - Eliminated