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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 10, 2016 to Sunday, June 12, 2016

Event #15: $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $662,850
  • Entries: 491
  • Remaining: 0
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Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:43 PM Local Time


Paul Volpe:     /      (folds)
Jason Stockfish:     /      /  
Benjamin Ludlow:     /      /  

Gavin Smith brings it in with the  . Paul Volpe completes, Jason Stockfish calls, and Benjamin Ludlow calls. Smith folds.

Volpe leads on fourth and fifth street, and both Stockfish and Ludlow call twice. On sixth street, Volpe checks, Stockfish checks, Ludlow bets, Volpe folds, and Stockfish calls. The seventh card is dealt down, and Stockfish leads out. Ludlow calls.

Stockfish tables     for a seven-six low, and Ludlow folds his hand.

Jason Stockfish - 1,300,000
Benjamin Ludlow - 320,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:34 PM Local Time

Ante Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Limit Flop/Draw - 10,000 20,000 20,000/40,000
Stud Games 5,000 5,000 20,000 20,000/40,000
No-Limit & Pot-Limit
(No ante PLO)
3,000 5,000 10,000 -
Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:33 PM Local Time
Level:23  Limits:20,000/40,000  
Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:17 PM Local Time

Seat 1 - Gavin Smith (183,000)
Seat 2 - Paul Volpe (834,000)
Seat 3 - Ron Ware (1,010,000)
Seat 4 - Jason Stockfish (939,000)
Seat 5 - Tony Lazar (95,000)
Seat 6 - Benjamin Ludlow (636,000)

Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:16 PM Local Time
Players are on a 20-minute break.
Sunday, June 12, 2016 4:14 PM Local Time

Bart Lybaert

Omaha Hi-Lo

Bart Lybaert raises on the button. Benjamin Ludlow makes it three bets from the small blind, and Lybaert caps it. As Lybaert has little behind, the rest goes in dark before the flop is dealt.

Bart Lybaert;     
Benjamin Ludlow:     

The board runs out      . Ludlow scoops with a six-high straight and the nut 6-5-4-2-A low, sending Lybaert to the rail.

With his seventh place, Lybaert already scores his fifth cash of the 2016 World Series of Poker. The Belgian, who already amassed over $100,000 in winnings, looks poised to take on Konstantin Puchkov's record number of 12 cashes in one series, set in 2012.

Benjamin Ludlow - 636,000
Bart Lybaert - Eliminated in 7th place ($14,257)

Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:58 PM Local Time

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jason Stockfish raises from early position and Paul Volpe is the only caller, from the big blind.

The flop is     and Volpe check-calls one bet from Stockfish.

The turn is the   and Volpe again check-calls one bet from Stockfish.

The river is the   and Volpe checks. Stockfish puts out a third bet and this time Volpe elects to fold, giving Stockfish the pot and moving him over one million in chips for the first time today.

Jason Stockfish - 1,020,000
Paul Volpe - 800,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:53 PM Local Time


Paul Volpe:     /     (folds)
Ron Ware:     /     
Tony Lazar:     /      (folds)
Bart Lybaert:     /     (folds)
Benjamin Ludlow:     /    (folds)

Paul Volpe brings in, Ron Ware completes, Tony Lazar, Bart Lybaert, Benjamin Ludlow, and Volpe all call as well. On fourth, Ludlow checks, Volpe checks, Ware bets, Lazar and Lybaert call, Ludlow folds, and Volpe calls.

Lazar has first action on fifth street. Everyone checks to Ware, who bets again. Only Lazar sticks around. Ware has no intention of slowing down on sixth street. After Lazar checks, Ware bets, and Lazar tanks for a while before folding.

Ware shows    for two pair, raking in a big pot that takes him to 900,000

Ron Ware - 900,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:39 PM Local Time

Jason Stockfish

No-Limit Hold'em

Action folds to Jason Stockfish on the button and he raises to 20,000. Bart Lybaert, in the big blind, is the only caller.

The flop is     and Lybaert leads out for 20,000, a bet which Stockfish calls.

The turn is the   and Lybaert bets again, this time for 95,000. Stockfish thinks for about a minute before calling.

The river is the   and Lybaert looks at his chips before sliding out a 115,000 bet. Stockfish re-checks his cards before moving all-in for 500,000, easily covering Lybaert. Lybaert looks pained and tanks for about two minutes before frustratingly flicking his cards into the muck.

Jason Stockfish - 930,000
Bart Lybaert - 150,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:34 PM Local Time

No-Limit Hold'em

Tony Lazar opens in early position to 18,000. Bart Lybaert three-bets to 46,500 in middle position. On the button is Gavin Smith, who puts in a cold four-bet to 115,000. Both Lazar and Lybaert quickly get out of the way, allowing Smith the pot.

Gavin Smith - 320,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:32 PM Local Time

2-7 Triple Draw

Benjamin Ludlow opens under the gun, and everyone folds. Ludlow can't believe it, as he tables       for the pat-dealt "Number one," deuce-to-seven's best possible hand. Ludlow has to settle for just the blinds with his monster.

Benjamin Ludlow - 620,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:15 PM Local Time

Stud Hi-Lo

Paul Volpe:     /     (folds)
Ron Ware:     /      /  
Jason Stockfish:     /      /  
Benjamin Ludlow:     /    (folds)

Jason Stockfish brings it in, Benjamin Ludlow completes, Paul Volpe makes it two bets, Ron Ware calls, Jason Stockfish calls, and Ludlow calls. On fourth street. Ludlow checks, Volpe checks, Stockfish bets, Ludlow folds, Volpe calls, and Ware calls.

Stockfish has a paired board on fifth street and bets. Volpe calls, then Ware puts in two bets. Stockfish calls, and Volpe folds. On sixth and seventh street, Stockfish bets his double-paired board and Ware calls it off.

Stockfish has     for a full house, fours over threes. Ware shows     and plays 8-7-5-2-A for a low to chop the pot.

Jason Stockfish - 630,000
Ron Ware - 550,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:08 PM Local Time

Ante Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Limit Flop/Draw - 8,000 15,000 15,000/30,000
Stud Games 3,000 5,000 15,000 15,000/30,000
No-Limit & Pot-Limit
(No ante PLO)
2,000 4,000 8,000 -
Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:07 PM Local Time
Level:22  Limits:15,000/30,000  
Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:00 PM Local Time


Seat 1 - Gavin Smith (325,000)
Seat 2 - Paul Volpe (875,000)
Seat 3 - Ron Ware (450,000)
Seat 4 - Jason Stockfish (600,000)
Seat 5 - Tony Lazar (310,000)
Seat 6 - Bart Lybaert (550,000)
Seat 7 - Benjamin Ludlow (605,000)

Action will continue on an outer table until one more player is eliminated, and then will move to the main feature table in the Amazon Room.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:56 PM Local Time

Tommy Coker

Pot-Limit Omaha

A very short-stacked Tommy Coker opens to 18,000 in the small blind, and Bart Lybaert defends his big blind. On a     flop, the remainder of Coker's chips go in, with Lybaert calling it off.

Tommy Coker:     
Bart Lybaert:     

Coker flops top pair and an open-ended straight draw, but Lybaert's royal-flush draw has strong chances. The turn is the  , giving Coker two pair, but also giving Lybaert a straight. The river   gives Lybaert a flush to seal the elimination.

With Coker's elimination, the remaining seven players will redraw for the unofficial final table. Seating and chipcounts will follow soon.

Bart Lybaert - 550,000
Tommy Coker - Eliminated in 8th place ($14,257)

Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:45 PM Local Time

Benjamin Ludlow

Omaha Hi-Lo

Benjamin Ludlow raises on the button, and Bart Lybaert defends his big blind. On the     flop, Lybaert check-calls a bet from Ludlow. Lybaert check-calls a bet again on the   turn, and both players check the   river.

Lybaert indicates he hasn't got much, and Ludlow tables     . Ludwig puts his ace-king out in front, indicating he has top two pair, but he actually plays    for the nut straight.

The floor is called, as checking the nuts behind isn't allowed. Ludlow gets a one-hand penalty, having to sit the next hand of Omaha Hi-Lo out.

Benjamin Ludlow - 600,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:34 PM Local Time


Benjamin Ludlow:     /      /  
Jason Stockfish:     /      /  

Jason Stockfish brings it in with the  . Benjamin Ludlow completes with the  , and Stockfish comes along. Ludlow leads out fourth street, and Stockfish calls.

On fifth street, Stockfish pairs his up card, giving him first option. He bets fifth, sixth and seventh street, and Ludlow calls each time.

Stockfish flashes the  , indicating he has trip treys, but Ludlow shows    , showing the winner with trip kings.

Benjamin Ludlow - 650,000
Jason Stockfish - 380,000

Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:25 PM Local Time

Chris Klodnicki

No-Limit Hold'em

Chris Klodnicki raises to 15,000 under the gun. Gavin Smith folds on the button and Paul Volpe three-bets to 46,000 from the small blind. Ron Ware folds in the big blind and Klodnicki thinks for about 60 seconds before moving all in for around 350,000. Volpe quickly calls.


The board runs out       and Klodnicki is eliminated in ninth place, taking home $10,526.

Paul Volpe - 936,000
Chris Klodnicki - Eliminated in 9th Place for $10,526

Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:21 PM Local Time

2-7 Triple Draw

Bart Lybaert opens from the cutoff, Tony Lazar puts in three bets from the small blind, and Lybaert calls. Both players draw one on the first draw. Lazar bets, and Lybaert calls.

Lazar stands pat on the second draw, while Lybaert opts for one. Lazar bets, Lybaert raises, and Lazar calls.

Both players stand pat on the final draw. Lazar check-calls another bet from Lybaert, and the hands go to showdown.

Bart Lybaert:      
Tony Lazar:      

Lybaert's "number three" (the third best possible deuce-to-seven hand) edges out Lazar's smooth eight, giving the Belgian the huge pot.

Bart Lybaert - 520,000
Tony Lazar - 320,000