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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 12, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Event #17: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $2,017,800
  • Entries: 2,242
  • Remaining: 0
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06/14/16 01:20:53 PM PDT

After being left with 24,000 after the ante is paid, Rik Vandijk moves all in on the button and is called by Charles Carragher and Cameron Rezaie in the blinds.

Carragher and Rezaie check the flop of     and the turn of  . The river is the   and they check a third time.

"Jack-high" announces Rezaie. Carragher mucks his hand and Van Dijk says "I have an eight," and tables   , good for the triple-up.

Rik Vandijk - 86,000 (6 bb)
06/14/16 01:15:53 PM PDT

Action folds to Cardona Yahir in the cutoff and he moves all in for 262,000. Rik Vandijk calls from the small blind.


The board runs out       and Yahir doubles up, leaving Vandijk with only 26,000 at the end of the hand.

Cardona Yahir - 554,000 (35 bb)
Rik Vandijk - 26,000 (2 bb)

06/14/16 01:08:09 PM PDT

Koray Aldemir moves all in on a flop of     and is called by James Mackey to put him at risk.


Aldemir has an open-ended straight draw against Mackey's set of sevens.

The turn is the  , which gives Aldemir his straight. The river is the  , which doesn't pair the board and Aldemir doubles up for a second time.

Koray Aldemir - 540,000 (33 bb)
James Mackey - 440,000 (27 bb)
06/14/16 01:03:22 PM PDT

Koray Aldemir moves all in for 115,000 under the gun. James Mackey, next to act, asks for a count before calling. Everyone else folds quickly and action is heads-up.

Aldemir -   
Mackey -   

The board runs out       and Aldemire doubles up with a full house, sevens full of fives.

Koray Aldemir - 244,000 (16 bb)
James Mackey - 595,000 (38 bb)

06/14/16 01:00:32 PM PDT

With approximately 175,000 in the pot on the turn of a      board, James Alexander finds himself all-in and at risk against Matt Schreiber. Alexander is holding the nut flush with   , but Schreiber has outs, holding    for trip jacks and meaning that any nine, three, queen, or the case jack, would eliminate Alexander.

The river is the   and Alexander breathes a sigh of relief as he survives and doubles up.

James Alexander - 455,000 (29 bb)
Matt Schreiber - 310,000 (20 bb)

06/14/16 12:58:32 PM PDT

Keith Block

Keith Block moves all in for his last 182,000 and is called by Christopher Leong.


Block starts the hand ahead and needs to hold. The board runs out      , Leong improves to trips and sends Block to the rail.

Christopher Leong - 1,035,000 (64 bb)
Keith Block - Eliminated in 22nd place

06/14/16 12:53:47 PM PDT

Erik Silberman raises to 33,000 from early position and Koray Aldemir calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and Aldemir check-calls a 45,000 bet from Silberman.

The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   and again both players check.

Aldemir shows    but Silberman has    for two pair, queens and fours, with an ace kicker to take the pot.

Erik Silberman - 560,000 (35 bb)
Koray Aldemir - 125,000 (8 bb)

06/14/16 12:48:30 PM PDT

Cameron Rezaie opens for a raise to 34,000 from middle position. James Chen moves all in for 127,000. Everyone else folds back to Rezaie, who calls.


The board runs out       to double Chen up and put another dent in Rezaie's stack.

James Chen - 292,000 (18 bb)
Cameron Rezaie - 448,000 (28 bb)

06/14/16 12:44:51 PM PDT

Cameron Rezaie thinking about calling on the river

Charles Carragher limps from the cutoff, only to see Cameron Rezaie raise to 34,000 from the button. The blinds get out of the way, and Carragher calls.

The flop is     and Carragher checks. Rezaie methodically counts out a bet of 48,000 and commits the chips to the pot. Carragher casually throws in two green 25,000 chips to call.

The turn is the   and Carragher leads out for a bet of 76,000. Rezaie thinks for about 90 seconds before calling.

The river is the   and Carragher bets again, this time 145,000. Rezaie goes into the tank, counting his remaining chips (approximately 575,000) before flicking his hole cards into the muck, sending the pot, and the chip lead, to Carragher.

Charles Carragher - 1,150,000 (72 bb)
Cameron Rezaie - 575,000 (36 bb)

06/14/16 12:38:01 PM PDT

James Chen raises from mid position and Cardona Yahir moves all in for 114,000 next to act. Everyone else folds and Chen calls.


The board runs out       and Cardona doubles up with a full house.

Yahir Cardona - 264,000 (22 bb)
James Chen - 140,000 (11 bb)

06/14/16 12:37:00 PM PDT

Jeff Gross

Jeff Gross moves all in from late position and is called by James Mackey in the big blind.


The board runs out      ; no help to Gross, and he is eliminated from the tournament.

James Mackey - 690,000 (43 bb)
Jeff Gross - Eliminated

06/14/16 12:34:11 PM PDT
Level:22  Blinds:8000/16000  Ante:2000
06/14/16 12:32:44 PM PDT

Chris Karambinis raises from middle position and James Mackey moves all-in for his last 196,000 from the cutoff. Everyone else folds and the cards are on their backs.

James Mackey:   
Chris Karambinis:   

The board runs out      . Safe for Mackey's aces and he will double up.

James Mackey - 430,000 (35 bb)
Chris Karambinis - 410,000 (34 bb)

06/14/16 12:25:20 PM PDT

Joseph Pergola eliminated in 24th place

Joseph Pergola is all in and called by Cameron Rezaie.

Pergola:  6h]

The board runs out       and Pergola is sent home in 24th place.

Cameron Rezaie - 680,000 (56 bb)
Joseph Pergola - Eliminated in 24th place ($10,259)

06/14/16 12:22:56 PM PDT

Action folds to Ian Schwartz in middle position and he moves all in for 128,000. Roberto Romanello calls from the button and the blinds get out of the way.


Romanello is ahead, but the board runs out      , giving Schwartz a higher two pair (aces and sevens) to take the pot and secure the double up.

Ian Schwartz - 288,000 (24 bb)
Roberto Romanello - 840,000 (70 bb)

06/14/16 12:20:34 PM PDT

Jeff Gross Shoves all in for 64,000 over a raise from Christopher Leong, and Leong calls.


The board runs out       and Gross will double up.

Jeff Gross - 162,000 (13 bb)
Christopher Leong - 600,000 (50)

06/14/16 12:14:30 PM PDT

Action folds to Roberto Romanello in the small blind and he raises to 27,000. Rik Vandijk is in the big blind and he calls.

The flop is     and Romanello checks. Vandijk leads out for 18,000 and the Welshman calls.

The turn is the   and Romanello again checks. Vandijk looks at his chips before slowly checking behind.

The river is the   and Romanello checks for a third time. Vandijk counts out 42,000 and slides the bet into the middle. Romanello thinks for about 60 seconds before tossing a chip in to call, which leads Vandijk to quickly toss his hand into the muck, allowing Romanello to pick up the pot without showing his cards.

Roberto Romanello - 970,000 (80 bb)
Rik Vandijk - 315,000 (26 bb)

06/14/16 12:10:54 PM PDT

Charles Carragher raises from early position while still stacking his chips and James Chen is the only caller from the button.

The flop is    . Carragher elects to check and Chen bets 26,000. Carragher calls.

The turn is the   and Carragher again checks. Chen sends out a second bet, this time for 66,000, and Carragher calls after some thought.

The river is the   and Carragher checks for a third time. Chen thinks about his options, eventually elected to check behind, then was shown    by Carragher, which was enough for Chen to throw his hand away and concede the pot.

Charles Carragher - 980,000 (41 bb)
James Chen - 230,000 (19 bb)

06/14/16 12:02:14 PM PDT
Cards are in the air for the final 24 players!
06/14/16 11:58:46 AM PDT
Level:21  Blinds:6000/12000  Ante:2000