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

Thursday, June 01, 2017 to Saturday, June 03, 2017

Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

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06/03/17 09:27:25 PM PST
 
Upeshka De Silva Wins WSOP Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for $229,923 and His Second Bracelet
 

Upeshka De Silva

Upeshka De Silva won WSOP Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for $229,923, beating a field of 369 players to win his second gold bracelet.

In the final hand, De Silva and Louis Helm got all the chips in preflop. De Silva had a dominating lead with his ace-jack against Helm's ace-eight, and his hand was still best on the river.

The champion's latest WSOP win brings his live earnings to over $1,779,000. While he pocketed almost a quarter of a million dollars on Saturday, his biggest career cash is still from 2015 when he won his first bracelet in Event #45: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $424,577.

De Silva explained how he almost didn't make it in time to register for this event because his flight was delayed. He ended up biting the bullet and paid three times the price for a flight with another airline and made it just in time.

"I told my friends before I won my first bracelet that I was going to win two, so I don't know if that means I'm capped now," he laughed.

When asked about Helm's game, he said, "Louis played very well. He played a very good limp-re-raise all-in strategy against me. I kept trying to isolate him but he just kept going all in."

De Silva went on to explain how he wanted to play small ball and chip away at him. "I felt like my heads-up game was a little bit better so I decided to take a more low-variance style, grind him down."

While De Silva seems to be on cloud nine after winning yet another bracelet, he is slated to have an even better year, as he is set to get married. For the rest of 2017, De Silva plans on continuing to crush this series, travel to the biggest stops of the year, and fit in some time to get hitched while he's at it.

Event #3 Final Table Results

PlacePlayer NameCountryPrize (USD)
1Upeshka De SilvaUnited States$229,923
2Louis HelmUnited States$142,115
3Linglin ZengChina$103,449
4Jan SchwippertGermany$76,018
5Olivier BusquetUnited States$56,397
6Casey CarrollUnited States$42,246
7John RichardsUnited States$31,955
8Mark McmillinUnited States$24,410
9Jean GaspardUnited States$18,832
10Taylor PaurUnited States$14,675

Final Table Action

Although all 10 players began the final table with even stacks due to the shootout format, it wasn't long before the action took off, big pots became the norm, and the bustouts began. First to hit the rail was Taylor Paur when he ran king-ten into Mark McMillan's king-jack. Next was bracelet winner Jean Gaspard, who got all his chips in preflop with ace-king suited against Helm, who held queen-four. Helm flopped a queen and went runner-runner to make a wheel and eliminate Gaspard in ninth place.

Shortly thereafter, McMillin became the eighth-place finisher when his queens ran into Jan Schwippert's aces. Next, John Richards busted in seventh place when he lost a coin flip with pocket sixes against Linglin Zeng's ace-jack. Casey Carroll fell in sixth place when he got his stack in the middle preflop holding king-queen and failed to improve against Helm's ace-jack.

The fifth-place finisher was Olivier Busquet, who also lost a coin flip against Helm when his pocket tens didn't outrun Helm's ace-queen.

Helm continued to accumulate chips when he busted Schwippert in fourth place. Schwippert shoved from the button with a naked ace and didn't improve against Helm's pocket nines. On the very next hand, Linglin Zeng was eliminated when her ace-ten suited ran into pocket nines, but this time, it was the eventual champion De Silva who sent one to the cashier. After that, De Silva and Helm were heads-up, and what happened next is history.

Some of the notable players who made the money in this event but fell short of the final table included Dominik Nitsche, Kyle Bowker, Barry Greenstein, Jared Jaffee, John Racener, Andre Akkari, Jake Schwartz, Jean-Robert Bellande, Jean-Pascal Savard, Aaron Mermelstein, James Obst, and Matt Glantz. All of these players took home a min-cash worth $6,407.

While there were plenty of notables that made it through, some of the familiar faces to fall short of the money included Andy Frankenberger, Sorel Mizzi, Humberto Brenes, Simon Deadman, Kenny Hallaert, Cary Katz, Antonio Esfandiari, Kitty Kuo, Chris Moorman, Brian Rast, Anthony Zinno, Niall Farrell, David Benyamine, Michael Mizrachi, Mike Sexton, Liv Boeree, and Mike Leah.

06/03/17 08:24:51 PM PST
 
Hand #159: Louis Helm Eliminated in 2nd Place ($142,115)
 

Louis Helm

Louis Helm called from the button, Upeshka De Silva raised to 200,000 from the big blind, and Helm moved all-in for 1,950,000. De Silva asked, "Do you want me to call you?" and went into the tank for about 30 seconds. "You seem strong for some reason," he said. Ultimately, De Silva called, and the two players tabled their hands.

De Silva:   
Helm:   

De Silva had the lead and Helm needed to improve to double up. The board ran out      , and De Silva won the pot with a pair of jacks to eliminate Helm and take the title.

Upeshka De Silva5,535,0001,585,000
Louis Helm0-1,600,000
06/03/17 08:22:58 PM PST
 
Hands #153-158: Helm Keeps Shoving
 

Hand #153: LouisHelm limped in, and Upeshka De Silva checked. The flop came    , and both players checked to the turn, which was the  . De Silva bet 50,000 and Helm called. The river was the  , and both players checked. De Silva tabled   , and Helm showed    for the winner.

Hand #154: De Silva raised to 120,000 and Helm folded.

Hand #155: Helm limped in and De Silva checked. The flop came     and De Silva checked. Helm bet 50,000, and De Silva raised to 170,000. Helm folded.

Hand #156: De Silva raised to 120,000, and Helm went all in. De Silva folded.

Hand #157: Helm limped in, De Silva raised to 165,000, and Helm moved all in. De Silva folded.

Hand #158: De Silva raised to 120,000 and Helm folded.

Upeshka De Silva3,950,000200,000
Louis Helm1,600,000-200,000
06/03/17 08:18:00 PM PST
 
Hands #146-152: Back and Forth
 

Hand #146: Upeshka De Silva limped in and Louis Helm checked. The flop came    , and both players checked to the turn, which was the  . Helm bet 85,000 and De Silva folded.

Hand #147: De Silva got a walk.

Hand #148: De Silva raised to 120,000, and Helm moved all in. De Silva folded.

Hand #149: De Silva got a walk.

Hand #150: De Silva raised to 120,000 and Helm folded.

Hand #151: Helm limped, and De Silva raised to 165,000. Helm moved all in and De Silva folded.

Hand #152: De Silva raised to 120,000 and got no action.

Upeshka De Silva3,750,0000
Louis Helm1,800,000150,000
06/03/17 08:10:46 PM PST
 
Hands #139-145: Helm Regains Ground
 

Hand #139: Helm called from the button, De Silva raised to 160,000 from the big blind, Helm moved all-in, and De Silva folded.

Hand #140: De Silva called from the button, Helm raised to 200,000 from the big blind, and De Silva called.

The flop fell     and Helm checked. De Silva bet 135,000 and Helm called.

The turn brought the   and both players checked.

The river was the   and Helm checked. De Silva bet 245,000, and after a few moments of thought, Helm called. De Silva tabled    for a pair of tens, which was good enough to win the pot.

Hand #141: De Silva got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #142: De Silva called from the button, Helm raised to 200,000 from the big blind, and De Silva called.

The flop came     and both players checked.

The turn brought the  , Helm bet 260,000, and De Silva folded.

Hand #143: Helm called from the button, and De Silva checked his option.

The flop came    , and both players checked.

The turn was the  , and both players checked again.

The river brought the  , De Silva bet 60,000, and Helm folded.

Hand #144: De Silva called from the button, and Helm checked his option.

The flop fell     and Helm checked. De Silva bet 50,000 and Helm called.

The turn brought the  , Helm bet 110,000, and De Silva called.

The river was the  , Helm bet 340,000, and De Silva folded.

Hand #145: Helm called from the button, De Silva raised to 160,000 from the big blind, and Helm folded.

Upeshka De Silva3,750,000-285,000
Louis Helm1,650,000140,000
06/03/17 07:45:45 PM PST
 
Hands #134-138: De Silva Crosses Four Million
 

Hand #134: Upeshka De Silva raised to 120,000 on the button, and Louis Helm moved all in. De Silva folded.

Hand #135: De Silva got a walk.

Hand #136: De Silva limped in, and Helm raised to 200,000. De Silva folded.

Hand #137: Helm limped in, and De Silva checked his option. The flop came    , and both players checked to the turn, which was the  . De Silva check-folded to a bet of 85,000 from Helm.

Hand #138: De Silva limped in, and Helm checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the turn. Helm bet 90,000, and De Silva raised to 230,000. Helm folded.

Upeshka De Silva4,035,000125,000
Louis Helm1,510,000-80,000
06/03/17 07:33:07 PM PST
 
Level 38 started
 
Level: 38 Blinds: 30000/60000 Ante: 10000
06/03/17 06:42:44 PM PST
 
Phil Hellmuth Lights His Shoes on Fire?
 
06/03/17 06:38:45 PM PST
 
Dinner Break
 

The two remaining players are on a 60-minute dinner break.

Play will resume at approximately 7:32 p.m.

Upeshka De Silva currently leads with 3,910,000, and Louis Helm sits on 1,590,000.

Upeshka De Silva3,910,000360,000
Louis Helm1,590,000-410,000
06/03/17 06:37:48 PM PST
 
Hands #131-133: De Silva Check-Raises
 

Hand #131: Louis Helm raised to 80,000 from the button and Upeshka De Silva called from the big blind.

The flop came     and De Silva checked. Helm bet 85,000, De Silva check-raised to 234,000, and Helm folded.

Hand #132: De Silva raised to 90,000 from the button and Helm called from the big blind.

The flop fell     and Helm checked. De Silva bet 72,000 and Helm folded.

Hand #133: Helm called from the button and De Silva checked his option.

The flop came     and both players checked.

The turn brought the   and De Silva bet 55,000. Helm called.

The river was the   and both players checked. De Silva tabled    for a pair of tens, which was good enough to win the pot.

06/03/17 06:35:52 PM PST
 
Hands #123-130: De Silva Extends His Lead
 

Hand #123: Louis Helm raised to 80,000 on the button and Upeshka De Silva three-bet to 365,000. Helm folded.

Hand #124: De Silva raised to 80,000 and got no action.

Hand #125: Helm raised to 80,000 and De Silva called. The flop came     and De Silva checked. Helm bet 110,000 and De Silva check-raised to 274,000. Helm folded.

Hand #126: De Silva raised to 90,000 on the button, and Helm called. The flop came [qs5h3] and both players checked. The turn was the   and Helm check-called a bet of 48,000 from De Silva. The river was the  . Helm checked and De Silva bet 149,000. Helm called and De Silva tabled    for the winner.

Hand #127: Helm limped in on the button and De Silva raised to 125,000. Helm called. The flop came     and De Silva led out for 87,000. Helm called. The turn was the   and both players checked to the river, which was the  . De Silva bet 257,000 and Helm called. De Silva mucked and Helm tabled    for two pair.

Hand #128: De Silva raised to 90,000 on the button and got no action.

Hand #129: Helm limped in, and De Silva checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the turn, which was the  . De Silva bet 55,000 and Helm called. The river was the  . De Silva bet 158,000 this time and Helm called. De Silva tabled    for a straight to the ten and scooped the pot.

Hand #130: De Silva raised to 90,000 on the button and Helm called. The flop came     and Helm checked. De Silva bet 72,000 and Helm called. The turn was the   and both players checked to the river, which was the  . Both players checked and Helm tabled   .

Upeshka De Silva3,550,000750,000
Louis Helm2,000,000-350,000
06/03/17 06:26:20 PM PST
 
Hands #117-122: De Silva In the Lead
 

Upeshka De Silva

Hand #117: Louis Helm raised from the button to 70,000 and Upeshka De Silva called from the big blind.

The flop came     and both players checked.

The turn brought the   and De Silva checked. Helm bet 85,000 and De Silva folded.

Hand #118: De Silva raised to 90,000 from the button and Helm called from the big blind.

The flop fell     and Helm checked. De Silva bet 72,000 and Helm folded.

Hand #119: Helm raised to 80,000 from the button and De Silva called from the big blind.

The flop came     and De Silva checked. Helm bet 110,000 and De Silva called.

The turn brought the   and both players checked.

The river was the   and both players checked again. De Silva tabled    for a pair of sevens, which was good enough to win the pot.

Hand #120: De Silva called from the button, Helm raised to 125,000 from the big blind, and De Silva folded.

Hand #121: Helm called from the button and De Silva checked his option.

The flop came     and both players checked.

The turn brought the   and both players checked again.

The   fell on the river and De Silva bet 40,000. Helm called and De Silva tabled    for a pair of fours, which was good enough to win the pot.

Hand #122: De Silva raised to 90,000 from the button and Helm called from the big blind.

The flop came     and De Silva bet 72,000. Helm called.

The turn brought the   and both players checked.

The river was the   and Helm bet 107,000. De Silva raised to 478,000 and Helm folded.

Upeshka De Silva2,800,000140,000
Louis Helm2,350,000-490,000
06/03/17 06:20:24 PM PST
 
Level 37 started
 
Level: 37 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 5000
06/03/17 06:05:05 PM PST
 
Dominik Nitsche on Shootout Format
 
06/03/17 06:01:23 PM PST
 
Hands #108-116: Back and Forth
 

Hand #108: Upeshka De Silva raised to 70,000 on the button, and Louis Helm called. The flop came     and Helm checked. De Silva bet 58,000, and Helm check-raised to 185,000. De Silva called. The turn was the   and Helm checked again. De Silva bet 366,000 and Helm called.

The river was the  . Helm checked for a third time, and De Silva bet 375,000. Helm called. De Silva tabled    for a straight to the king and Helm mucked.

Hand #109: Helm limped in on the button, and De Silva checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the turn, which was the  . De Silva check-folded to a bet of 75,000 from Helm.

Hand #110: De Silva raised to 70,000 on the button, and Helm called. The flop came     and Helm checked. De Silva bet 48,000 and Helm called. The turn was the   and both players checked to the river, which was the  . Helm led out for 80,000 and De Silva called. Helm tabled    and De Silva showed    for a chop.

Hand #111: Helm limped in on the button, and De Silva checked. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and both players checked to the river, which was the  . De Silva checked, and Helm bet 85,000. De Silva folded.

Hand #112: De Silva raised to 70,000 on the button and Helm called. The flop came     and Helm check-called a bet of 58,000 from De Silva. The turn was the   and both players checked to the river, which was the  . Helm checked, and De Silva bet 60,000. Helm called, and De Silva tabled   . Helm mucked.

Hand #113: Helm raised to 65,000 on the button, and De Silva called. The flop came     and De Silva checked. Helm bet 100,000 and De Silva called. The turn was the  . De Silva checked and Helm bet 185,000 this time. De Silva called. The river was the   and De Silva check-called a bet of 336,000 from Helm. Helm tabled    for a boat and De Silva looked back at his cards once more before mucking.

Hand #114: De Silva raised to 70,000 on the button, and Helm called. The flop came     and Helm check-called a bet of 54,000 from De Silva. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the   and Helm led out for 225,000. De Silva folded.

Hand #115: Helm raised to 70,000 and De Silva called. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and De Silva check-folded to a bet of 80,000 from Helm.

Hand #116: De Silva called from the button and Helm checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and both players checked once more. The river brought the  , Helm bet 60,000, and De Silva folded.

Louis Helm2,840,00010,000
Upeshka De Silva2,660,000860,000
06/03/17 05:47:56 PM PST
 
Start of Heads-Up Play
 

Louis Helm and Upeshka De Silva are now heads-up for the bracelet.

06/03/17 05:46:38 PM PST
 
Hand #107: Linglin Zeng Eliminated in 3rd Place ($103,449)
 

Linglin Zeng

Linglin Zeng raised to 65,000 from the button and Upeshka De Silva three-bet to 236,000 out of the big blind. Zeng moved all in and De Silva called.

Zeng:   
De Silva:   

The board ran out      , giving De Silva a set of nines to eliminate Zeng from play.

The remaining two players are guaranteed a payout of $142,115.

Upeshka De Silva1,800,000300,000
Linglin Zeng0-900,000
06/03/17 05:45:02 PM PST
 
Level 36 started
 
Level: 36 Blinds: 15000/30000 Ante: 5000
06/03/17 05:41:28 PM PST
 
Hand #106: Jan Schwippert Eliminated in 4th Place ($76,018)
 

Jan Schwippert

Upeshka De Silva raised to 60,000 from under the gun and Jan Schwippert moved all in from the button for 366,000. Louis Helm cold called from the small blind, De Silva folded, and Helm and Schwippert tabled their hands:

Helm:   
Schwippert:   

Helm had the lead and Schwippert needed to improve to double-up. The board ran out      , giving Helm a set of nines and eliminating Schwippert in fourth place.

The remaining three players are guaranteed a payout of $103,449.

Louis Helm2,830,000430,000
Jan Schwippert0-365,000
06/03/17 05:32:33 PM PST
 
Hands #103-105: Upeshka De Silva Battling with Linglin Zeng
 

Upeshka De Silva

Hand #103: Linglin Zeng raised to 50,000 from the button and Upeshka De Silva called from the big blind.

The flop fell     and De Silva checked. Zeng bet 55,000 and De Silva folded. Zeng showed    as she took the pot.

Hand #104: De Silva called from the small blind and Jan Schwippert checked his option.

The flop was     and both players checked.

The turn brought the  , De Silva checked, Schwippert bet 55,000, and De Silva folded.

Hand #105: De Silva raised from the button to 60,000 and Zeng called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Zeng checked. De Silva bet 45,000 and Zeng folded.

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