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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Friday, August 10, 2018 to Monday, August 13, 2018

Event #11: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,599,840
  • Entries: 1,056
  • Remaining: 0
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Friday, August 10, 2018 8:10 PM Local Time

According to Irene Carey, Mike Azzaro opened with a raise before the player to his left jammed all in for 43,000. Carey was next to act and he moved all in over the top for about 60,000. Action folded back around so it was on to a showdown.

Irene Carey:   

The board bricked out and Carey's tens held up to take down the pot. With that, she's up to around 110,000 chips. 

"That's my trouble hand," Carey explains talking about her two black tens. 

Irene Carey - 110,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 7:59 PM Local Time

Josh Reichard opens in lat position with a raise to 3,500 and next to act Kindah Sakkal moves all in for 23,400. Action folds back to Reichard who wastes no time calling. 

Josh Reichard:   
Kindah Sakkal:   

The board runs out       which provides some sweat for Sakkal as Reichard flops some straight outs, but he doesn't get there so Sakkal doubles to over 50,000.

Kinda Sakkal - 50,600
Josh Reichard - 47,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 7:54 PM Local Time
Level:12  Blinds:800/1,600  Ante:200
Friday, August 10, 2018 7:48 PM Local Time

Irene Carey opens under the gun with a raise to 2,600. She finds two calls, one from a player in middle position and one from the big blind. 

The flop is     and all three players check to see the   on the turn. There, action checks to Carey who puts out a bet of 2,100. Both of her opponents call. 

On the   river, Carey puts out a bet of 5,500. The middle position player calls while the big blind folds. Carey shows her    but it's no good as her opponent is holding    for a rivered straight to take down the pot. 

Irene Carey - 65,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 7:30 PM Local Time

A player in early position limps and then a middle position player goes all in. Scott Stewart is in the cutoff and he takes a look at his cards and then bet. He asks for a count and the dealer lets him know the all in bet in 26,000. Scott calls and action folds back to the limper, who folds too. Both players table their hands.

Scott:  [ 

The board runs out        . Scott has the better of the full houses and he is awarded the pot.

Scott Stewart - 100,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 7:29 PM Local Time

Ryan Leng opens from middle position with a raise to 2,500 and action folds to the cutoff who calls. 

The flop comes down     and Leng leads out for 3,700. His opponent calls. 

On the   turn, Leng slows down and checks. His opponent makes it 5,000 and Leng calls. 

Leng checks again on the   river. The cutoff makes it 7,000 and Leng tanks for about a minute before he lets go of his hand, leaving him with just over half a starting stack. 

Ryan Leng - 15,300

Friday, August 10, 2018 7:18 PM Local Time

Robert Hankins opens on the button with a raise to 2,500 and both of the blinds call. 

The flop is     and action checks to Hankins who puts out a bet of 3,300. The small blind folds but the big blind check-raises, making it 13,000. Hankins thinks for a bit before re-raising, making it 33,300. The player in the big blind then moves all in for 59,500. Hankins drops into the tank. 

"Alright," Hankins says. "Show me a flush draw."

Hankins calls and it's on to a showdown. 

Robert Hankins:   
Big Blind:    

Hankins has a slew of outs to fade to take down the monster put and he does with the   turn and the   river. Hankins pair of threes holds up to move him over 100,000 chips. 

Robert Hankins - 132,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 7:12 PM Local Time
Level:11  Blinds:600/1,200  Ante:200
Friday, August 10, 2018 6:57 PM Local Time

Scott Davies opens on the button with a raise to 2,300. Jason Gooch was in the big blind. 

"I can call you with these," Gooch says. 

The flop is     and both players check to see the   on the turn. There, Gooch checks again. Davies puts out a bet of 2,300 and Gooch calls. 

On the   river, Gooch checks for a third time. Davies puts out 7,000 but this time Gooch releases and Davies takes down the small pot. 

Scott Davies - 42,000
Jason Gooch - 25,200

Friday, August 10, 2018 6:51 PM Local Time

A player in middle position raises to 2,100 and Will Berry three-bets to 6,500 from the button. Action folds back to the original raiser and he calls.

The flop comes     and both players check. The turn is the   and the middle position player bets 6,500. Berry calls and the river brings the  . Berry's opponent bets enough to put Barry all in. Barry calls for his remaining 17,000.

Berry shows   . His opponent shows a   and mucks his hand.

Will Berry - 62,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 6:31 PM Local Time
Level:10  Blinds:500/1,000  Ante:100
Friday, August 10, 2018 5:30 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 60-minute dinner break, they will return at roughly 6:30 p.m. local time. 
Friday, August 10, 2018 5:24 PM Local Time

Russ Head just was eliminated from the high roller for a min cash. He has just jumped into the Main Event and already built up a nice stack.

An early position player raises to 1,800 and Russ Head calls from middle position. The player in the cutoff, on the button and in the blinds call too.

The six players all check the     flop. The   comes on the turn and the small blind player moves all in for around 4,500. Action folds to Head and he calls. The cutoff and button player fold behind leaving Head heads up against the all in player. Both players table their hands.

Small Blind:   

Both players have straights, but Head's is the better of the two. The river brings the   and Head wins the pot and scores the KO.

Russ Head - 73,000


Friday, August 10, 2018 5:23 PM Local Time

After a player limps in middle position, Jonathan Hilton raises to 2,800 from late position. 

The flop comes down     and the player checks over to Hilton who puts out a bet of 2,200. The player check-raises, putting Hilton all in for right around 25,000 and Hilton snap calls. 

Jonathan Hilton:   

Hilton is in a good position with his king-high leading and his flush draw killing some of his opponents out, but the turn is the   putting the other player into the lead. Luckily for Hilton, the river is hte   and that gives him the flush, allowing him to double up to over 50,000 chips. 

Jonathan Hilton - 57,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 5:02 PM Local Time

A player limps in from under the gun and action folds to the hijack seat where Allen Kessler raises, making it 2,700. The under the gun player calls. 

The flop is     and the player checks over to Kessler. Kessler makes it 3,000 and the player check-shoves all in for just over 10,000. Kessler calls quickly. 

Allen Kessler:   

The turn was safe for Kessler when the   dropped but the   hit the river filling in his opponents straight. That would allow the player to double up and left Kessler with just under 10,000 chips. 

"As soon as you started writing I knew it was coming," Kessler said after the hand, bemoaning his fate. 

Allen Kessler - 9,800

Friday, August 10, 2018 4:56 PM Local Time
Level:9  Blinds:400/800  Ante:100
Friday, August 10, 2018 4:56 PM Local Time

Kindah Sakkal moves all in for 8,725 from the button and the player in the big blind calls. Both players table their hands.


The flop comes     and Sakkal flops a flush draw and a straight draw. The turn is the   giving Sakkal a pair and the lead in the hand. The   river is safe for Sakkal and she staves off elimination and doubles up.

Kindah Sakkal - 18,200

Friday, August 10, 2018 4:39 PM Local Time

The player in the cutoff raises to 1,700 and Vincent Moscati three-bets to 5,300 from the small blind. The player in the big blind folds and the cutoff player moves all-in for 21,000. Moscati doesn't waste anytime putting in calling chips. Both hands are tabled.


The board runs out       and Moscati's pocket tens hold to win the pot. Moscati has his opponent slightly covered.

Vincent Moscati - 47,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 4:35 PM Local Time

Maurice Hawkins moves all in from under the gun for 5,650 and Ryan Phan calls from middle position. Everyone remaining folds and the two players table their hands.


The board runs out      . Hawkins hits an ace on the turn to survive and double up.

Maurice Hawkins - 13,000
Ryan Phan - 85,000

Friday, August 10, 2018 4:33 PM Local Time

Jeffrey Trudeau kicks off the action with a raise to 1,500 and action folds to middle position where another player raises, three-betting to 4,000. Action folds to Jett Schenker who four-bets, making it 10,500. Action folds back to Trudeau and he five-bet jams for 24,625. The player in middle position moves all in over the top and Schenker folds quickly. 

Jeffrey Trudeau:   

The flop ss just what Trudeau needed when it comes     giving him the best pair and the lead. He holds on through the   turn and the   river and he earns a full double up with a little change on top. 

Jeffrey Trudeau - 53,000
Jett Schenker - 23,000