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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - BICYCLE CASINO (Los Angeles)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 to Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ring Event #10: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,027,170
  • Entries: 678
  • Remaining: 0
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:13 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 12 hours ago)

 
Andrew Moreno

Sean Yu opens to 150,000 from under the gun, Andrew Moreno calls from the cutoff, as does Ben Moon from the big blind.

The flop comes    , Moon checks, and Yu bets 175,000. Moreno calls and Moon gets out of the way. 

The turn brings the  , Yu checks and Moreno bets 340,000. Yu calls. 

The river is the  , Yu checks again and Moreno takes his time putting out a bet of 760,000. Yu lays it down and Moreno scoops a nice pot.

Andrew Moreno - 5,045,000 (84 bb)
Sean Yu - 7,750,000 (129 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:55 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 13 hours ago)


Jordan Meltzer

Jordan Meltzer opens to 125,000 from the cutoff. Aaron Messmer calls on the button. Scott Vener and Ben Moon fold their blinds, in that order and it is heads up to the flop.

The dealer lays out    . Meltzer tanks-bets 160,000. Messmer jams and Meltzer calls.

Meltzer turns over   . Messmer has   . The over pair has been outdone by a set of fours.

With two cards to comes, the turn brings the  . Then, the river reveals the  .

Messmer pushes out his chips for a count. "One million even," the dealer states. Meltzer pays Messmer his double up and is left short.

Aaron Messmer - 2,410,000 (40 bb)
Jordan Meltzer - 430,000 (7 bb)

The next hand is underway. Meltzer shoves for his last 430,000 from the hijack. Action folds to Sean Yu in the big blind. He calls and the two faceoff.

Meltzer at risk with    and is up against pocket fours again, as Yu shows   .

The board completes with      . Meltzer gets hit by another set of fours and his Main Event run comes to an end. Yu moves over nine million.

Sean Yu - 9,300,000 (155 bb)
Jordan Meltzer - Eliminated in 7th Place ($31,855)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:31 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 13 hours ago)

 
Sean Yu

Sean Yu opens to 160,000 from the cutoff and Jordan Meltzer defends his big blind. 

The flop comes    , Meltzer checks and Yu bets 175,000. Meltzer calls. 

They both elect to check the   on the turn. The river brings the  , Meltzer checks again and Yu puts out a bet of 425,000. 

Meltzers thinks about it a while before eventually deciding to lay it down. 

Sean Yu - 8,000,000 (133 bb)
Jordan Meltzer - 2,000,000 (33 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:22 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 13 hours ago)
Level:28  Blinds:30,000/60,000  Ante:60,000
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:59 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 14 hours ago)
Players are currently on a fifteen minute break. 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:37 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 14 hours ago)

 
Matheus Lessa (front), Andrew Moreno (left) and Jordan Metzler (right)

Ben Moon raises to 125,000 from the hijack position. Mateus Lessa three bets to 360,000 on the button. Action is on Jordan Meltzer in the big blind.

Meltzer inquires about Moon's chip count. After doing so, Meltzer shoves. for around 2.3 million. Moon gets out of the way. Lessa takes a second to think, then drops some chips in to call.

All four queens are shown, Meltzer with the reds,   , and Lessa with the blacks   .

"This is boring," says Scott Vener. "Rainbow, right?" Lessa pleas to Meltzer.

The flop comes    . "Oow," the table lets out. The turn is the  . "Oooooow," they simultaneously react. "Don't do it to him," says Vener.

The river is the  . Lessa fades a fourth diamond and the pot is chopped.

"I lost 10 days off my life for split," exclaims Lessa.

Jordan Meltzer - 2,355,000 (47 bb)
Mateus Lessa - 1,600,000 (32 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:22 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 14 hours ago)

 
Scott Vener 

Andrew Moreno opens to 100,000 from late position and Scott Vener defends his big blind. 

The flop comes    , Vener checks and Moreno bets 70,000. Vener calls.

Both players check the   on the turn. The river brings the  , Vener checks again and Moreno bets 240,000. 

Vener raises to 750,000 and Moreno stops to consider. He goes "So hard to rep quads.." as he puts in the calling chips. 

Vener turns over    for quad fives and scoops the pot. 

Scott Vener - 3,000,000 (60 bb)
Andrew Moreno - 4,300,000 (86 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:14 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 14 hours ago)


Ralph Wong

It is the first hand of the new level. Preflop action opens up with a raise to 100,000, coming from Andrew Moreno on the button. Jordan Meltzer folds in the small blind.

Ralph Wong sits in the big blind with a decision to make. After about a minute pause, Wong moves all in for right around 1,200,000. Moreno snap calls.

Wong turns over   . Moreno tables   . The two hands are moved to the middle of the table and a showdown begins.

The flop comes    . The table gasps as Wong spikes trips.

Then, the   lands on the turn, which sparks an even bigger reaction from the players. Moreno takes the lead with a full house and Wong is only drawing to a nine.

The river is the  . Moreno scores the knockout and moves over six million in chips.

Andrew Moreno - 6,290,000 (125 bb)
Ralph Wong - Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,815)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:06 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 15 hours ago)
Level:27  Blinds:25,000/50,000  Ante:50,000
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:00 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 15 hours ago)

Ben Moon opens to 90,000 from the button and Sean Yu calls from the small blind. 

They both check the     flop. The turn brings the  , Moon checks and Yu bets 150,000. Moon calls. 

The river is the   and both bracelet winners check again. Yu turns up the winner with    for a pair of tens and Moon mucks. 

Sean Yu - 6,300,000 (158 bb)
Ben Moon -  2,500,000 (63 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:52 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 15 hours ago)


Zachary Gruneberg

The chip leader, Sean Yu, opens in the hijack. Next to act is the short stack, Zachary Gruneberg, in the cutoff. Gruneberg moves all in for 635,000.

Action folds back around to Yu who calls without hesitation. Gruneberg reveals   . He has run into a monster, as Yu shows   .

An ace is revealed in the window. However, when the dealer spreads the whole flop, it reads    . Yu binks another flop, spiking a set of kings, squashing Gruneberg's pair of aces.

The turn and river bring the   and  , respectively. Gruneberg is eliminated and Yu extends his lead.

Sean Yu - 6,055,000 (151 bb)
Zachary Gruneberg - Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,700)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:40 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 15 hours ago)

 
Andrew Moreno (left) versus Jordan Meltzer (right)

Jordan Meltzer opens to 100,000 from under the gun and Andrew Moreno defends his big blind. 

The flop comes    , Moreno checks and Meltzer bets 65,000. Moreno calls. 

The turn brings the  , Moreno checks again and Meltzer puts out a bet of 170,000. Moreno calls again. 

The river is the  , Moreno checks for the third time and Meltzer bets 570,000. Moreno goes into the tank for a few minutes before eventually deciding to lay it down. 

Jordan Meltzer - 2,000,000 (50 bb)
Andrew Moreno - 4,230,000 (108 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:15 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 15 hours ago)

Players have been on an extended break, while the "Live at the Bike" stage is being set.

Action will resume in a few minutes.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:55 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 16 hours ago)

 
Bobby Suer

Andrew Moreno opens to 80,000 from the hijack and Bobby Suer shoves for around 500,000. Aaron Messmer reshoves for 815,000 from the big blind and Moreno lets it go. 

It's heads up with Suer's    needing help against Messmer's   

The board runs out       and Messmer's queens hold up to eliminate Suer. The final nine players are currently bagging up and moving over to the Live at the Bike room for their livestream. 

Aaron Messmer - 1,400,000 (35 bb)
Bobby Suer - Eliminated in 10th Place ($15,840)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:43 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 16 hours ago)

 

 

One-tabe redraw. Sean Yu is still the chip leader.

Seat 1: Aaron Messmer - 760,000
Seat 2: Scott Vener - 2,280,000
Seat 3: Ben Moon - 2,950,000
Seat 4: Sean Yu - 5,400,000
Seat 5: Zachary Gruneberg - 455,000
Seat 6: Mateus Lessa - 1,875,000
Seat 7: Andrew Moreno - 4,824,000
Seat 8: Bobby Suer - 530,000
Seat 9: Jordan Meltzer - 1,800,000
Seat 10: Ralph Wong - 860,000

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 16 hours ago)

 
Nathan Arteaga

The third hand of the day is being dealt. Scott Vener, in the hijack, ups it to 90,000. Nathan Arteaga verbally announces but only puts out 120,000. Vener looks confused and reiterates that he made it ninety.

The dealer relays to Arteaga that since he verbally committed to a raise he has to make it 140,000. Vener confirms the dealers ruling and then moves all in. Arteaga snap calls.

"Do you have aces," Vener asks. "I have queens," replies Arteaga, flipping over   . Vener lays out    and it is classic match up going into the showdown.

The board runs out      . Vener pairs up to take the pot. Both Vener and Arteaga began with similar stack sizes.

However, since Vener began with the button and Arteaga got hit with the blinds during the first two hands, Arteaga was left with virtually 100,000 less than Vener's starting stack of 1,185,000.

Scott Vener - 2,375,000 (59 bb)
Nathan Arteaga - Eliminated in 11th Place ($15,840)

Just like that, two players are gone and the Main Event is redrawing to an unofficial final table of 10.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:18 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 16 hours ago)

 
Mark Babekov

Mark Babekov opens to 80,000 from the hijack. Sean Yu sprawls out a handful of chips, some with an unfamiliar color. Babekov looks at the newly implemented pink chips and realizes the are 100,000 denomination chips.

"Oh, you're putting me all in," says Babekov. He calls and inquires if Yu has aces.

Yu tables   . Babekov throws down    as he stands up.

The flop comes    . Yu pairs up and moves ahead. The turn is the   and the river is the  . "Well, that was fun," Babekov states. He wishes to table good luck and makes his way to the payout desk.

Sean Yu - 5,340,000 (133 bb)
Mark Babekov - Eliminated in 12th Place ($15,840)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:02 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 17 hours ago)
Level:26  Blinds:20,000/40,000  Ante:40,000
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:58 PM Local Time (about 11 days and 17 hours ago)


Sean Yu 

Welcome to Day 3 of the WSOP Circuit Main Event here at the Bicycle Casino & Hotel. There are twelve players remaining with WSOP Bracelet winner Sean Yu leading the pack. 

Yu not only holds the lead in chips but also in the Casino Champion race. While the points are important all eyes are on the first place prize of $210,585 and the most prestigious ring of the series. 

Stay tuned here for live updates as we crown a winner.