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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017

Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,120,800
  • Entries: 332
  • Remaining: 0
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06/23/17 05:27:34 PM PDT
Connor Drinan Takes One Down

Grayson Ramage raised to 85,000 under the gun and was called by Tommy Chen in the small blind and Connor Drinan in the big blind. The flop came     and all three players checked.

The turn was the   and Chen bet out 130,000. Drinan went all in for 285,000, Ramage folded, and after a little while, Chen said "It's close," and folded.

Drinan took down the pot and Chen said he folded queen-jack.

Tommy Chen1,200,000100,000
Connor Drinan975,000585,000
06/23/17 05:16:34 PM PDT
Lucky Chop for Connor Drinan

Connor Drinan

Connor Drinan moved all in for 370,000 on the button and Artem Metalidi called in the big blind to put him at risk.


The flop came     and Metalidi was still ahead. The   turn gave Drinan some extra chop outs, and he started asking for his outs. The   river was one of them and the two players chopped the pot.

Artem Metalidi1,625,00065,000
Connor Drinan390,000-1,190,000
06/23/17 05:15:38 PM PDT
Amit Makhija Eliminated in 12th Place ($39,284)

Amit Makhija

With about 400,000 in the pot on a board reading      , Amit Makhija checked from the big blind, and Dmitry Yurasov bet 280,000.

Makhija thought for a moment and moved all in for 875,000. Yurasov asked for a count and, after weighing his options, he called.

Makhija cringed and tabled    for bottom pair and Yurasov tabled    for two pairs to scoop the pot, sending Makhija to the rail in 12th place.

Dmitry Yurasov2,300,0001,465,000
Amit Makhija0-1,325,000
06/23/17 05:10:34 PM PDT
Albert Daher Shoves on Kristen Bicknell

Kristen Bicknell raised to 90,000 and Albert Daher called on the button. The blinds folded and it was heads up to the     flop. Bicknell bet 80,000 and Daher called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. On the   river, Bicknell bet 175,000 and after a long pause, Daher went all in, putting Bicknell to an all-in decision. She folded and Daher took down the pot.

Albert Daher2,900,0001,040,000
Kristen Bicknell860,000285,000
06/23/17 05:05:03 PM PDT
Metalidi Doubles Up Again, Leaves Drinan Short

Connor Drinan raised to 80,000 on the button and Artem Metalidi went all in for 755,000 in the big blind. Drinan called and Metalidi was at risk for the second time at this feature table.


The flop came     and Drinan was still ahead. Matalidi asked for a seven on the turn and he got the   to make a pair. It held up on the   river and he doubled up once again, leaving Drinan short-stacked.

Artem Metalidi1,560,000600,000
06/23/17 04:58:14 PM PDT
Luo Cracks Makhija's Aces

Xixiang Luo

On a board reading      with about 850,000 in the pot already, Xixiang Luo was all in from the big blind for his last 435,000 and got action from Amit Makhija.

Luo was the player at risk and tabled    for trip jacks while Makhija was behind with    for two pairs, aces and jacks.

Makhija needed one of the two remaining aces in the deck, but instead the river was the   and Luo found a double.

Xixiang Luo1,715,000920,000
Amit Makhija1,325,000-1,060,000
06/23/17 04:53:41 PM PDT
Powers Straightens Sammartino Out

Jacob Powers

Amit Makhija raised to 90,000 from middle position and got calls from Dario Sammartino on the button and Jacob Powers from the big blind.

The flop came     and action checked to Sammartino. He bet 135,000, and Powers called while Makhija folded.

Powers checked in the dark and the dealer put the   on the turn. Sammartino bet 290,000 and Powers moved all in for 610,000. Sammartino called.

Powers was at risk and tabled   , but was happy to see he locked up the pot when Sammartino revealed   . The river was the insignificant   and Powers doubled through.

Jacob Powers1,865,0001,575,000
Dario Sammartino1,650,000-215,000
06/23/17 04:41:49 PM PDT
Level 24 started
Level: 24 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 5000
06/23/17 04:39:20 PM PDT
Kristen Bicknell Fills Up on the River

Kristen Bicknell

Connor Drinan raised to 75,000 in middle position and Kristen Bicknell called in the big blind. The flop was     and Bicknell checked. Drinan continued for 50,000. Bicknell called and the turn was the  . Bicknell checked again and Drinan bet 125,000.

Bicknell called again and the river was the  . Bicknell checked and Drinan checked back. Bicknell tabled    for kings full of jacks and took down the pot.

Connor Drinan1,580,000-335,000
Kristen Bicknell575,000-305,000
06/23/17 04:31:21 PM PDT
Dmitry Yurasov Finds Hope on the Turn

Dmitry Yurasov

Dmitry Yurasov moved all in for 330,000 from middle position and Eric Wasserson asked for a count before calling on the buton.

Yurasov was at risk with   , far behind the    of Wasserson.

The flop came     and it was looking grim for Yurasov. The turn, however, was the   and Wasserson uncomfortably shifted in his chair as Yurasov took the lead with a pair of sixes. The river was the   and Yurasov survived to see another hand.

Eric Wasserson1,215,000-400,000
Dmitry Yurasov835,000315,000
06/23/17 04:27:20 PM PDT
Albert Daher Gets Value on the River

Albert Daher

Albert Daher completed in the small blind and Tommy Chen checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked. On the   turn, Daher bet out 45,000 and Chen called. The river was the   and Daher bet 150,000. Chen cut out some chips, looked at Daher, and, after about a minute, he called.

Daher showed    for a pair of eights with an ace kicker to take down the pot.

Albert Daher1,860,000180,000
Tommy Chen1,100,000-210,000
06/23/17 04:18:26 PM PDT
Makhija and Wasserson Play a Big One

Eric Wasserson

Amit Makhija raised to 70,000 from the cutoff and Eric Wasserson put in a three-bet to 240,000 from the small blind. Makhija paused for a moment and called.

The flop came     and Wasserson led out for 200,000. Makhija called. The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river.

Wasserson took his time and eventually fired out a bet of 580,000. Makhija asked for a count and, after a minute, he threw in a pile of chips to call.

"You got it," said Wasserson. Makhija tabled    for two pairs, kings and eights, and Wasserson took one more look at his cards before tossing them into the muck.

Amit Makhija2,385,0001,095,000
Eric Wasserson1,615,000-1,025,000
06/23/17 04:15:20 PM PDT
Artem Metalidi Finds a Four to Double Through Kristen Bicknell

Artem Metalidi

Grayson Ramage opened to 70,000 on the button and Artem Metalidi went all in for 430,000 in the small blind. Kristen Bicknell re-shoved in the big blind and Ramage got out of the way.


Bicknell had Metalidi dominated, but the flop came    , giving Metalidi a pair of fours to take the lead. The   turn paired the board and the   river changed nothing. Metalidi doubled up with two pairs, fives and fours.

Artem Metalidi960,000375,000
Kristen Bicknell880,000-415,000
06/23/17 04:07:00 PM PDT
Final Two Table Redraw

They are down to 12 players and the main feature table is being livestreamed on a 30-minute delay. Here is the new seating with counts at the start of final two-table play.

BrasiliaMain Feature1Connor DrinanUnited States1,915,000
BrasiliaMain Feature2Grayson RamageUnited States1,450,000
BrasiliaMain Feature3Artem MetalidiUkraine585,000
BrasiliaMain Feature4Kristen BicknellCanada1,295,000
BrasiliaMain Feature5Albert DaherLebanon1,680,000
BrasiliaMain Feature6Tommy ChenUnited States1,310,000
BrasiliaSecondary Feature1Eric WassersonUnited States2,640,000
BrasiliaSecondary Feature2Jacob PowersUnited States290,000
BrasiliaSecondary Feature3Xixiang LuoChina795,000
BrasiliaSecondary Feature4Amit MakhijaUnited States1,290,000
BrasiliaSecondary Feature5Dmitry YurasovRussia520,000
BrasiliaSecondary Feature6Dario SammartinoItaly1,865,000
06/23/17 03:53:16 PM PDT
Chi Zhang Eliminated in 13th Place ($30,922)

Chi Zhang

According to the table, Chi Zhang got his money in before the flop with ace-four off-suit and was called by Connor Drinan with pocket eights.

Zhang was at risk and was nursing a short stack for a while before getting it in.

The board ran out dry and Zhang headed to the payout desk in 13th place.

Chi Zhang0-500,000
06/23/17 03:46:57 PM PDT
William Stevenson Eliminated in 14th Place ($30,922)

William Stevenson

Tommy Chen limped in from under the gun and William Stevenson raised to 100,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back around to Chen and he moved all in. Stevenson tanked for a while and eventually called.

Stevenson was at risk with    while Chen held    for a flip.

The board ran out       and Stevenson was unable to improve, sending him to the rail in 14th place. Chen put up a mini fist pump before raking in the pot.

Tommy Chen2,000,000770,000
William Stevenson0-620,000
06/23/17 03:41:20 PM PDT
Eric Wasserson Doubles Through Dmitry Yurasov

Eric Wasserson

Kristen Bicknell raised to 70,000 on the button and Eric Wasserson made it 205,000 in the small blind. Dmitry Yurasov went all in from the big blind with both players covered. Bicknell folded and Wasserson called.


The board ran out    , giving Yurasov top pair with the gut-shot straight draw and backdoor flush draw, but a set of tens for Wasserson. The   turn gave Wasserson flush outs, and the river was the  . Wasserson's set was good and he doubled through.

Eric Wasserson2,750,0000
Dmitry Yurasov570,0000
06/23/17 03:40:46 PM PDT
Updated Stacks From the Outer Tables

One of the three remaining tables has gone to the feature table, so here is a look at the counts on the two outer tables:

Dario Sammartino1,725,000-175,000
Albert Daher1,720,000215,000
Connor Drinan1,360,000875,000
Amit Makhija1,250,00030,000
Tommy Chen1,230,000-620,000
Jacob Powers1,060,000320,000
Grayson Ramage775,000125,000
Artem Metalidi710,000-775,000
William Stevenson620,000-600,000
Chi Zhang500,000-70,000
06/23/17 03:29:35 PM PDT
Charlie Carrel Eliminated in 15th Place ($30,922)

Charlie Carrel

Charlie Carrel returned from break to the feature table short-stacked and promptly began getting his stack all in.

The first hand back, he shoved in the cutoff and Kristen Bicknell called on the button. The blinds folded and Carrel was at risk.


Carrel was behind but the board ran out        , giving Carrel a flush to double up.

A few hands later, Carrel went all in again, this time in the small blind for 440,000. Bicknell once again called to put him at risk.


When the hands were tabled, Bicknell stood up and said, "I don't want to lose this hand... sorry."

Carrel responded, "It's okay. I too do not want to lose this hand."

The board came         and Bicknell made sevens full. Carrel was eliminated in 15th place for a payday of $30,922.

Kristen Bicknell1,550,000550,000
Charlie Carrel0-350,000
06/23/17 03:29:13 PM PDT
Dario Sammartino Gets a Huge Double

Dario Sammartino

Chi Zhang raised to 75,000 from under the gun, and Dario Sammartino three-bet to 190,000 from the small blind. Zhang asked how much he had behind and eventually moved all in. Sammartino quickly called.

Sammartino was at risk, but miles ahead, with   , up against the    of Zhang.

The board ran out       and Sammartino did a little dance in his seat before raking in the pot.

Dario Sammartino1,900,000935,000
Chi Zhang570,000-902,000