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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 01:39:19 PM PDT

Aaron Frei raises to 60,000 from the button and Jordyn Miller calls form the big blind.

The flop is     and Miller checks. Frei continues for 40,000 and Miller calls.

The   comes on the turn, and Miller now leads out for 120,000. Frei thinks for a minute, then calls.

The   falls on the river. Miller tanks for about four minutes, then bets 260,000. Frei now thinks for about three minutes, then sends his cards to the muck.

As the dealer pushes the pot, Miller turns over   .

Jordyn Miller - 900,000
Aaron Frei - 950,000

12/12/17 01:35:44 PM PDT

Tony Thanh Phan raises to 100,000 from the button. The small blind folds, and action is on Mike Eskandari in the big blind. He tanks for about three minutes, then moves all in. Phan calls immediately.


Eskandari is in a dominant position with his pocket aces. And the board rolls out      , giving Eskandari the pot. The dealer counts down the stacks. Eskandari was the at-risk player. He was all in for 810,000, and he doubles up.

Mike Eskandari - 1,665,000
Tony Thanh Phan - 300,000

12/12/17 01:27:09 PM PDT

Peter Lipton

Peter Lipton moves all in from under the gun for 415,000 and Edward Liu calls from the cutoff. It's another race with Liu showing    and Lipton tabling   .

The board runs out       and Lipton stares at the board for a few extra seconds, making sure he lost the pot.

"No flush, right?" asks Lipton.

The table confirms that Lipton can't beat Liu's pair and Lipton gets up to go collect his 13th place money. He wishes everybody luck and heads off to go get his $12,935.

Edward Liu - 1,790,000 (59 bb)
Peter Lipton - Eliminated

12/12/17 01:20:01 PM PDT

Michael Hauptman

Kelly Minkin raises to 70,000 from under the gun and Edward Liu calls from middle position. Brendan Baksh calls from the hijack and Michael Hauptman moves all in for about 530,000. Minkin and Liu fold. Baksh calls.

It's a classic race situation with Baksh's    up against Hauptman's   .

The flop comes    , keeping Baksh in the lead. The turn is the   and the river is the  . Baksh's pair wins the flip and Hauptman is eliminated in 14th place. He earns $12,935 for his efforts. Baksh takes over the chip lead with the pot.

Brendan Baksh - 2,450,000 (82 bb)
Michael Hauptman - Eliminated

12/12/17 01:16:04 PM PDT

Tuan Phan raises to 70,000 from early position, and the only caller is Jordyn Miller in the big blind.

The flop is     and both players check. Miller checks again when the   falls on the turn, and Phan bets 75,000. Miller quickly calls.

The   completes the board on the river and Miller checks a third time. Phan continues for 220,000. Miller thinks a few moments, then lets out a low "Wow," under his breath. He goes deep into the tank. After about five minutes, another player at the table calls the clock. The floor gives Miller 30 seconds to act. With ten seconds remaining, the floor starts a countdown, and at "eight," Miller releases his cards.

Tuan Phan - 740,000
Jordyn Miller - 750,000

12/12/17 01:03:50 PM PDT
Cards are in the air and Day 3 is officially underway.
12/12/17 01:03:23 PM PDT
Level:26  Blinds:15,000/30,000  Ante:5,000
12/12/17 08:44:39 AM PDT

Kelly Minkin Starts Day 3 with the Chip Lead

Welcome to the final day of the Circuit Main Event at the Bike!

Kelly Minkin leads the final 14 players as Day 3 begins. She has 2,405,000 in chips. Brendan Baksh is in second place with 1,925,000, and Tony Thanh Phan is third with 1,205,000. (Click here for full start-of-day chip counts.)

Each of the remaining players is guaranteed a payout of at least $12,935, and the eventual winner will earn $211,220.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. at Level 16, with blinds at 15,000/30,000 and a 5,000 ante, will continue until the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event champion has been crowned.