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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE

Friday, November 02, 2018 to Monday, November 05, 2018

Event #10: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $669,630
  • Entries: 442
  • Remaining: 0
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11/05/18 08:21:07 PM PDT (about 12 days and 13 hours ago)


Scott Sanders - Harveys Lake Tahoe Main Event Champ

Scott Sanders, a.k.a. “The Hamburger Man,” is the newest World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event Champion. The 30-year-old from San Jose, California navigated through three days of tournament poker at Harveys Lake Tahoe, conquering a field of 442 entrants in Event #10: $1,700 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.

The crowning achievement was actually Sanders’ second of the series. Before becoming Main Event Champion, Sanders first captured the title of Monster Stack Champion by defeating 332 entrants in Event #8. Between his Monster Stack payout ($25,201) and six-figure payday in the Main ($147,314), Sanders banked nearly $175,000 in WSOP earnings during the Harveys Lake Tahoe Circuit.

At certain points, a deep run in the seemed unlikely for Sanders. In a somewhat crazy... READ MORE

11/05/18 03:43:58 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

 
Scott Sanders is both the Harvey's Lake Tahoe Monster Stack & Main Event Champion

Nick Pupillo opens to 300,000 on the button and Scott Sanders three-bets to 1,025,000. Pupillo snap-calls. 

The flop comes     and Sanders checks. Pupillo bets 800,000 and Sanders check-raises all in. Pupillo quickly calls for 2,900,000 total. 

Pupillo is at risk with    for a pair of nines, up against Sanders'    for a straight draw. The turn is the   to give Sanders his straight, but Pupillo picks up a straight draw in the process. The river is the   and Sanders holds to eliminate Pupillo in 2nd place.

Scott Sanders - Harvey's Lake Tahoe Main Event Champion for $147,314
Nick Pupillo - Eliminated in 2nd place for $91,036



Nick Pupillo finishes runner-up in back-to-back Main Event Circuit stops

11/05/18 03:37:32 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Nick Pupillo opens to 300,000 on the button. Scott Sanders puts out a three bet. The dealer breaks it down. The bet is for 1,025,000. Pupillo calls, bringing the     flop.

Sanders leads with a bet of 975,000. Pupillo calls. The turn is the  .

Sanders jams. Pupillo has him covered by about two million. Pupillo lays it down.

Scott Sanders - 7,810,000 (65 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 5,450,000 (45 bb)

11/05/18 03:33:35 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Nick Pupillo raises to 275,000 on the button. Scott Sanders defends his big blind with a call.

The flop comes    . Sanders checks. Pupillo bets 300,000. Sanders completes a check-raise to 900,000. Pupillo moves all in and Sanders calls.

Sanders shows    for top pair and Pupillo turns up    for a flopped straight.

The turn and the river bring the two more sixes, the   and  .

Pupillo's all-in count is for 3,600,000. Sanders pays the due and the chip lead has swapped.

Nick Pupillo - 7,600,000 (63 bb)
Scott Sanders - 5,630,000 (46 bb)

11/05/18 03:27:57 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Scott Sanders raises to 275,000 on the button and Nick Pupillo calls. The flop comes    , Pupillo checks, Sanders bets 225,000 and Pupillo calls. 

The turn is the   and both players check to the   on the river. Pupillo checks, Sanders bets 350,000 and Pupillo tank-calls.

Sanders tables    for aces up and Pupillo mucks. 

Nick Pupillo - 3,500,000 (29 bb)
Scott Sanders - 9,760,000 (81 bb)

11/05/18 03:21:20 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

On a board reading      in a limped pot, Nick Pupillo is first to act and bets 300,000. Scott Sanders calls.

The river is the   and Pupillo shoves all in for 1,525,000. Sanders quickly calls.

Pupillo tables    for two pair nines and threes which is good against Sanders'    for a single pair of jacks. 

Nick Pupillo - 3,400,000 (28 bb)
Scott Sanders - 9,860,000 (82 bb)

11/05/18 03:18:10 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Heads-up play has begun with Scott Sanders sitting on 11,900,000 to Nick Pupillo's 1,600,000. 

Both players are guaranteed $91,036 and are playing for $147,314, a coveted World Series of Poker Circuit ring and a seat into the 2019 Global Casino Championship. 

Scott Sanders - 11,900,000 (99 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 1,600,000 (13 bb)

11/05/18 03:17:47 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)


Brett Murray

Nick Pupillo folds the button. Brett Murray moves all in from the small blind. Scott Sanders, in the big, asks how much it is. Murray counts it out for him, reaching a sum of 1,380,000. Sanders calls and the two showdown.

Sanders:   
Murray:   

The board completes with      . Sanders improves to two pair and Murray's hopes of winning another Circuit Main Event title are squashed.

Scott Sanders - 11,900,000 (99 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 1,600,000 (13 bb)
Brett Murray - Eliminated in 3rd place for $66,521

Heads-up action between Sanders and Pupillo begins now.

11/05/18 03:10:12 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)
Level:31  Blinds:60,000/120,000  Ante:20,000
11/05/18 03:08:02 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Nick Pupillo opens to 250,000 on the button and Scott Sanders defends his big blind. 

The flop comes    , Sanders checks, Pupillo bets 275,000 and Sanders calls.

The turn is the   and both players check to the   on the river. Sanders checks and Pupillo counts out his stack before deciding to check back. 

Sanders tables    for a flush and Pupillo mucks. 

Scott Sanders - 9,800,000 (98 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 1,500,000 (15 bb)
Brett Murray - 1,960,000 (19 bb)

11/05/18 03:02:43 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Scott Sanders raises to 225,000 on the button. Nick Pupillo calls in the small blind. Brett Murray defends his big blind.

All there players move to the     and all three check it down.

The turn is the  . Pupillo bets 300,000. Murray gets out of the way. Sanders calls, prompting the   river.

Pupillo checks. Sanders jams. Pupillo thinks about it for a second, then folds.

Scott Sanders - 8,670,000 (86 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 1,750,000 (17 bb)

11/05/18 02:53:50 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Nick Pupillo shoves all in on the button for 1,080,000 and Scott Sanders calls in the big blind. 

Pupillo tables   , up against Sanders'   .

"I'm using my one time right here" says Pupillo.

Sure enough, the board runs out       and Pupillo backs into a straight to double through. 

Nick Pupillo - 2,240,000 (22 bb)
Scott Sanders - 8,125,000 (81 bb)
Brett Murray - 2,610,000 (26 bb)

11/05/18 02:51:41 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

After running into Scott Sanders pocket rockets, and being left short, Nick Pupillo moves all in on the button for his last 525,000. Brett Murray folds the small blind and Sanders calls.

Pupillo instantly tables   , returning the favor to Sanders who has   .

The board runs out      . Pupillo's aces hold and Sanders pays up the double.

Nick Pupillo - 1,100,000 (11 bb)
Scott Sanders - 9,000,000 (90 bb)

11/05/18 02:45:00 PM PDT (about 12 days and 18 hours ago)

Scott Sanders raises to 250,000 from the small blind and Nick Pupillo defends his big blind. 

The flop comes    , Sanders bets 150,000 and Pupillo calls.

The turn is the   and both players check to the   on the river. Sanders reaches into his stack and bets 625,000. Pupillo calls.

"Aces" says Sanders, tabling    for two pair. Pupillo mucks.

Scott Sanders - 9,600,000 (96 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 595,000 (5 bb)
Brett Murray - 3,100,000 (31 bb)

11/05/18 02:30:22 PM PDT (about 12 days and 19 hours ago)

Brett Murray folds on the button. Scott Sanders shoves on Nick Pupillo.

Pupillo takes a look at his cards and calls. Sanders tables    and is dominated by Pupillo's   .

The flop comes    . A ten puts Pupillo further ahead, but the board also gives Sanders an open-ended straight draw.

The turn is the   and the river is the  . Pupillo doubles his 1,180,000 through Sanders.

Nick Pupillo - 2,360,000 (23 bb)
Scott Sanders - 7,700,000 (77 bb)

11/05/18 02:19:52 PM PDT (about 12 days and 19 hours ago)

Nick Pupillo limps in from the small blind and Brett Murray checks his option in the big blind. 

The flop comes    , Pupillo bets 100,000 and Murray raises to 300,000. Pupillo calls. 

The turn is the   and Pupillo checks. Murray counts out his stack and then moves all in for 1,505,000. Pupillo asks for a count and thinks for about 30 seconds before deciding to call.

Murray:   
Pupillo:   

Murray tables top pair, but has to fade Pupillo's flush and straight draws. The river is the   and Murray holds to double through. 

Brett Murray - 3,840,000 (38 bb)
Scott Sanders - 8,000,000 (80 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 1,525,000 (15 bb)

11/05/18 02:10:26 PM PDT (about 12 days and 19 hours ago)
Level:30  Blinds:50,000/100,000  Ante:10,000
11/05/18 02:02:39 PM PDT (about 12 days and 19 hours ago)

The remaining three players are on their first break of the day.

Scott Sanders holds a big lead and is pulling away, coming back to Level 30 with blinds at 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante.

Scott Sanders - 8,000,000 (80 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 3,600,000 (36 bb)
Brett Murray - 1,700,000 (17 bb)

11/05/18 01:48:07 PM PDT (about 12 days and 19 hours ago)

Scott Sanders limps in from the small blind and Nick Pupillo checks from the big blind. 

The flop comes     and Sanders leads for 100,000. Pupillo calls.

The turn is the  , Sanders bets 280,000 this time and Pupillo calls again. 

The river is the   and Sanders thinks for a moment before sliding forward a hefty bet of 1,200,000. Pupillo asks for a confirmation of the bet and decides to call.

"I have a straight" says Sanders, tabling   . Pupillo mucks and Sanders is the new chip leader. 

Scott Sanders - 6,400,000 (80 bb)
Nick Pupillo - 4,700,000 (58 bb)
Brett Murray - 2,200,000 (27 bb)

11/05/18 01:42:59 PM PDT (about 12 days and 20 hours ago)


Stephen Song

Brett Murray folds in the cutoff. Stephen Song, on the button, jams. Scott Sanders looks at his cards and moves all in for more. Nicholas Pupillo folds. A showdown commences.

Sanders:   
Song:   

The board runs out      . Sanders wins the flip and Song's Main Event is over.

Scott Sanders - 4,250,000
Stephen Song - Eliminated in 4th place for $49,392

With the knockout, Sanders also eliminates Song from the race for Casino Champion. It is now between Sanders and Kevin Davis in Event #13 for the honors. If Sanders wins the Main Event the points will be mute as he will earn a bid to the 2019 Global Casino Championship that way.