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

Monday, June 12, 2017 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $831,600
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06/14/17 08:54:39 PM PST
 
Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold'em: Shane Buchwald Wins First WSOP Bracelet in First-Ever WSOP Event
 

Shane Buchwald

Shane Buchwald just won his first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet in his first-ever WSOP event. Buchwald will take home $177,985 and the bracelet after winning Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold'em. The event drew 616 players and a prize pool of $831,600. Buchwald managed to beat a table full of players who were each seeking their first WSOP bracelet.

Day 3 started with 15 players, including three-time WSOP bracelet winner Barry Greenstein. Buchwald started the day in fifth position and took control late in the final table on his way to winning the bracelet. Greenstein was eliminated in 11th place and took home $9,085.

Buchwald won the final six hands of the heads-up portion of the tournament to eliminate second-place finisher Venkata "Sandy" Tayi. Tayi got his final chips in with jack-high versus ace-high and missed a flush draw and a straight draw to be eliminated in second place.

Buchwald also eliminated Ray Henson in third place. The two were in for three bets apiece preflop, and Buchwald flopped a pair of nines against Henson's ace-high. He also eliminated fourth-place finisher Shane Fumerton when he made a flush in a four-way pot that left Fumerton eliminated and Henson short.

Nancy Nguyen entered Day 3 as the chip leader and eventually finished in fifth place at the hands of Tayi, who flopped a set and turned a full house. Tayi also eliminated Hod Berman in sixth place when he turned two pair against Berman's single pair with ace-high.

Kevin Lizak got his last chips in against Fumerton with ace-high. Fumerton flopped a pair of kings and sent Lizak to the rail in seventh place. Lizak was the one who sent Mark Bassaly home in eighth. Bassaly, who was sporting the loudest rail of the day, was eliminated when he got ace-king in against Lizak's king-ten. Bassaly flopped an ace, but Lizak went runner-runner tens to win the hand and send Bassaly to the rail.

Tung Tran flopped a set, but Buchwald turned a flush to send him home in ninth place.

Below are the payouts for the final table:

PlaceNamePrize
1Shane Buchwald$177,985
2Venkata "Sandy" Tayi$109,968
3Ray Henson$75,780
4Shane Fumerton$53,102
5Nancy Nguyen$37,850
6Hod Berman$27,449
7Kevin Lizak$20,261
8Mark Bassaly$15,225
9Tung Tran$11,652

Reflecting on his runner-up finish and second cash of the WSOP this year, Venkata "Sandy" Tayi was upbeat on coming so close to his first bracelet.

"When I sat down on the first day I said I was here for the bracelet not the money, and I came pretty close," he said.

"I want to shout out to my dad in India who has been watching the updates on PokerNews and WSOP. I think you guys are doing a great job in getting the news out there.

"The game is getting really popular in countries like India so it's a great experience for me. Hopefully next time I can get the bracelet."

Shane Buchwald

Meanwhile, Shane Buchwald said it was "hard to believe" after winning an event he hadn't even planned to play.

"I'm living in southern Brazil right now. I registered this tournament after a 24-hour flight; I came here with a friend who is a limit hold'em regular and he wanted to play this. By the end of four levels, I was falling asleep at the tables!

"It's the first WSOP event I've ever entered, and somehow, I built up a stack and ran really, really well!

Despite never playing a hand of full-ring limit hold'em in his life, Buchwald says that he has played over 20,000 of heads-up limit hold'em over the course of his poker career.

"In limit hold'em, you have to make some marginal decisions, but it's pretty straight-forward. You can't make that many huge mistakes. I just tried to keep myself above ten big bets the whole time, and as long as I was around there, I was pretty happy."

And as for his plans for the future?

"I've recently signed up for culinary school, trying to get out of poker," he said.

"I'm quite content to stick with my one-from-one in WSOP events. This is as probably as good as it gets.

"Maybe I'll just never play again!"

That concludes Event #24 $1,500 Limit Hold'em. PokerNews will be covering all the events at WSOP 2017 and you can find updates on all the events until the Main Event Champion is crowned.

06/14/17 08:25:24 PM PST
 
Sandy Tayi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($109,968)
 

Sandy Tayi

Hand #159: Shane Buchwald raised, and Sandy Tayi called with half of his chips in the pot. He got his remaining chips in with    against the    of Buchwald.

The board ran out      , and Tayi was eliminated in second place. Buchwald won his first-ever World Series of Poker bracelet and $177,985. Meanwhile, Tayi collected $109,968 for his second-place finish.

Shane Buchwald4,620,000120,000
Sandy Tayi0-105,000
06/14/17 08:18:39 PM PST
 
Hands 151-158: Back From Dinner, Shane Buchwald Moves Closer to First WSOP Bracelet
 

Shane Buchwald

Hand #151: Sandy Tayi raised, and Shane Buchwald folded.

Hand #152: Buchwald raised, and Tayi called. The flop was    , and Tayi checked. Buchwald bet, and Tayi folded.

Hand #153: Tayi raised, and Buchwald called. The flop was    , and Buchwald check-called Tayi's flop bet. The turn was the  , and both players checked. The river was the  , and Buchwald bet. Tayi called, and Buchwald won the hand, showing   .

Hand #154: Tayi got a walk.

Hand #155: Tayi raised, and Buchwald three-bet. Tayi called, and the flop came    . Buchwald checked, and Tayi bet. Buchwald called. The turn was the  , and both players checked. The river was the  , and Buchwald bet. Tayi folded.

Hand #156: Buchwald raised, and Tayi called. The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Tayi checked. Buchwald bet, and Tayi folded.

Hand #157: Buchwald got a walk.

Shane Buchwald4,500,000540,000
Sandy Tayi105,000-655,000
06/14/17 07:17:46 PM PST
 
Chip Counts Heads-Up
 
Shane Buchwald3,960,0000
Sandy Tayi760,000-65,000
06/14/17 07:17:19 PM PST
 
Dinner Break
 

The two remaining players are going on an early dinner break and will return around 9 p.m.

06/14/17 07:16:32 PM PST
 
Ray Henson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($75,780)
 

Ray Henson

Hand #150:

Shane Buchwald raised from the button. Ray Henson three-bet from the small blind. Sandy Tayi folded the big blind, and Buchwald called.

The flop was    , and Henson bet. Buchwald raised, and the pair proceeded to get the rest of Henson's stack into the middle.

Henson:   
Buchwald:   

The turn was the   and the river the  , meaning Henson was eliminated in third place for $75,780.

Shane Buchwald3,960,000460,000
Ray Henson0-130,000
06/14/17 07:14:17 PM PST
 
Hands #142-149: Ray Henson Doubles Up Again
 

Ray Henson

Hand #142: Shane Buchwald got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #143: Sandy Tayi raised and took down the pot.

Hand #144: Ray Henson got his remaining stack in preflop against Tayi.

Henson:   
Tayi:   

The board ran out      , and Henson doubled up.

Hand #145: Tayi raised, and Buchwald called. Tayi bet the     flop, and Buchwald called. The turn was the  , and Tayi check-folded to a bet.

Hand #146: Henson received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #147: Buchwald raised, and Tayi defended his big blind. The pair checked the     flop, and Tayi check-called a bet on the   turn but check-folded to a bet on the   river.

Hand #148: Tayi raised, and Buchwald called blind on blind. The pair checked the     flop before Buchwald folded to a bet on the   turn.

Hand #149: Henson received a walk in the big blind.

06/14/17 07:11:12 PM PST
 
Shane Fumerton Eliminated in 4th Place ($53,102)
 

Shane Fumerton

Hand #141:

Shane Fumerton raised. Shane Buchwald called. Ray Henson three-bet, and Sandy Tayi called. Fumerton then four-bet all in for 150,000. Buchwald called before Henson re-raised to 190,000. Tayi and Buchwald both called.

With Fumerton all in, the three remaining players saw a flop of    . Henson bet, and the other two players both called.

The turn was the  , and Henson checked to Tayi who bet. Both opponents called.

The three players checked the   on the river, and the hands were shown. Buchwald showed    for both a straight and a flush. Henson mucked his hand, and Tayi flashed    before it, too, joined it in the muck.

Fumerton showed    and was eliminated, taking home $53,102 for his 4th place finish.

Shane Buchwald3,500,000750,000
Sandy Tayi825,000-125,000
Ray Henson130,000-310,000
Shane Fumerton0-250,000
06/14/17 07:08:28 PM PST
 
Hands #138-140: Ray Henson Doubles Up Again
 

Hand #138: Ray Henson raised, and Sandy Tayi called, as did Shane Fumerton. The flop was    . Tayi checked. Fumerton bet, and Henson raised. Tayi then three-bet, and Fumerton thought about his decision before folding. Henson was all in, and he turned over   , while Tayi showed   .

The turn was the   and the river the  , and Henson doubled up.

"Why?" asked Fumerton on his return to the table. "Why does that hand play that way?"

Hand #139: Fumerton raised and took down the pot.

Hand #140: Tayi raised and took down the pot.

Sandy Tayi950,000-450,000
Ray Henson440,000265,000
06/14/17 07:04:36 PM PST
 
Hands 124-137: Ray Henson On the Ropes Finds a Small Double Up
 

Ray Henson

Hand #124: Sandy Tayi raised, and everyone else folded.

Hand #125: Buchwald raised, and Sandy Tayi called. Tayi check-folded on a     flop.

Hand #126: Shane Fumerton got a walk.

Hand #127: Sandy Tayi raised, and Shane Buchwald defended the big blind. The flop came    , and Buchwald checked. Tayi bet, and Buchwald called. The turn was the  , and Buchwald checked again. Tayi bet, and Buchwald folded.

Hand #128: Fumerton raised on the button, and Buchwald reraised from the small blind. Fumerton called. The flop was    , and Buchwald checked. Fumerton bet, and Buchwald raised. Fumerton folded.

Hand #129: Buchwald raised, and Ray Henson three-bet. Buchwald called. The flop came    , and Henson bet. Buchwald folded.

Hand #130: Tayi raised, and Fumerton three-bet. Tayi called. The flop was    , and Tayi checked. Fumerton bet, and Tayi called. The turn was the  , and Tayi checked again. Fumerton bet, and Tayi raised. Fumerton called. The river was the  , and Tayi bet. Fumerton called, and Tayi won the hand with a full house, holding   .

Hand #131: Henson raised, and Tayi called on the button. Buchwald called from the big blind. The flop came    , and the action checked to Tayi, who bet. Buchwald called, and Henson folded. The turn was the  , Buchwald bet, and Tayi folded.

Hand #132: Fumerton raised, and everyone folded.

Hand #133: Tayi got a walk.

Hand #134: Buchwald raised, and everyone folded.

Hand #135: Tayi raised, and Buchwald defended the big blind. The flop was    , and Tayi checked. Buchwald bet, and Tayi folded.

Hand #136: Buchwald limped the small blind, and Henson checked his option. The flop was    , and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Buchwald bet. Henson called. The river was the  , and Buchwald bet again. Henson called, and Buchwald showed the winner:   .

Hand #137: Henson raised the small blind, and Tayi called from the big blind. The flop came    , and Henson and Tayi got all in for the 52,000 Henson had remaining. Tayi had five-high, and Henson had flopped a pair of sixes with   . The turn was the  , and the river was the  . Henson doubled up.

Shane Buchwald2,750,000350,000
Sandy Tayi1,400,000200,000
Shane Fumerton250,000-650,000
Ray Henson175,000-150,000
06/14/17 06:47:59 PM PST
 
Level 26 started
 
Level: 26 Blinds: 40000/80000 Ante: 0
06/14/17 06:47:47 PM PST
 
Hands #120-123: Ray Henson Doubles Up
 

Hand #120: Shane Fumerton raised, and the other players all folded.

Hand #121: Shane Buchwald raised, and Ray Henson three-bet. Buchwald called, and the flop was    . Henson and Buchwald got the former's stack all in, and the cards were turned over.

Buchwald:   
Henson:   

The turn was the   and the river the  , meaning Henson doubled up and dealt a small blow to Buchwald's chip stack.

Hand #122: Sandy Tayi raised, and Fumerton three-bet. Tayi called, and the flop was    . Tayi checked. Fumerton bet, Tayi three-bet, Fumerton four-bet, and Tayi called. The turn was the  . Tayi check-called a bet from Fumerton. The river was the  , and again, Tayi check-called a bet and mucked when Fumerton showed    for the nut flush.

Hand #123: Fumerton limped, and Buchwald checked. On an     board, Fumerton checked, Buchwald raised, Fumerton three-bet, and Buchwald called. The turn was the  , Fumerton bet, and Buchwald called. The river was the  , and Fumerton bet again. Buchwald called. Buchwald showed    and took down the pot.

Shane Buchwald2,400,000250,000
Sandy Tayi1,200,000-300,000
Shane Fumerton900,000100,000
Ray Henson325,000125,000
06/14/17 06:43:43 PM PST
 
Hands #114-119: Shane Buchwald Takes Over Chip Lead
 

Hand #114: Shane Buchwald accidentally limped, apparently thinking he was the big blind in error. Ray Henson then raised. Shane Fumerton called, as did Buchwald. The flop was    , and it folded to Henson, who bet. The other two players folded.

Hand #115: Fumerton raised, and Buchwald called. The flop was    , and Fumerton bet. Buchwald called, and the turn was the  , where Buchwald called another bet. The river was the  . Both players checked, and Buchwald won the pot with    for ace-high.

Hand #116: Buchwald limped, and Henson checked. Henson folded to a bet on a king-high flop.

Hand #117: Fumerton raised, and Sandy Tayi called. The flop was    , and Tayi check-called a bet. The   turn was checked by both players. Tayi check-folded on the   river.

Hand #118: Buchwald raised, and Fumerton three-bet. Buchwald called. The flop was    . Fumerton bet, Buchwald raised, and Fumerton called. The turn was the  , and Fumerton check-folded to a bet.

Hand #119: Tayi raised, and Buchwald three-bet. Tayi four-bet, and Buchwald called.

The flop was    , and Buchwald check-called a bet. The turn was the  , and Buchwald check-raised a bet from Tayi, who then called. The river was the  , Buchwald bet, and Tayi called. Buchwald showed    for a set of threes and took down the pot. In doing so, he became the new chip leader with over 2,000,000 in chips.

Shane Buchwald2,150,000600,000
Sandy Tayi1,500,000-600,000
Shane Fumerton800,000-75,000
Ray Henson200,00090,000
06/14/17 06:36:01 PM PST
 
Hands 105-113: Sandy Tayi in the Lead Shane Buchwald Surging Again
 

Venkata "Sandy" Tayi

Hand #105: Shane Buchwald raised on the button, and Sandy Tayi defended the big blind. The flop came    , and Tayi checked. Buchwald bet, and Tayi raised. Buchwald called. The turn was the  , and Tayi bet, Buchwald called. The river was the  , and Tayi check-called a bet from Buchwald. Buchwald won the hand with   .

Hand #106: Buchwald raised, and everyone folded.

Hand #107: Shane Fumerton limped the small blind, and Buchwald raised from the big blind. Fumerton called. The flop came    , and Fumerton bet. Buchwald folded.

Hand #108: Fumerton raised, and Buchwald three-bet. Fumerton four-bet, and Buchwald called. The flop came    , and Buchwald checked. Fumerton bet, and Buchwald called. The turn was the  , and Buchwald check-called another bet from Fumerton. The river was the  , and Buchwald check-folded after Fumerton bet again.

Hand #109: Sandy Tayi got a walk.

Hand #110: Tayi limped the small blind, and Fumerton raised in the big. Tayi called. The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Tayi bet. Fumerton folded.

Hand #111: Tayi raised, and Buchwald called. The flop was    , and Buchwald checked. Tayi bet, and Buchwald called. The turn was the  , Buchwald bet, and Tayi called. The river was the  , and Buchwald bet again. Tayi called, and the two players chopped the pot, both holding an ace on the double-paired board.

Hand #112: Tayi raised, and everyone folded.

Hand #113: Fumerton raised, and Buchwald three-bet. Fumerton called. The flop was    , and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Fumerton checked. Buchwald bet, and Fumerton folded.

Sandy Tayi2,100,000300,000
Shane Buchwald1,550,000250,000
Shane Fumerton875,000-525,000
Ray Henson110,00010,000
06/14/17 06:20:38 PM PST
 
Hands #99-104: Straight for Ray Henson
 

Hand #99: Shaun Fumerton raised from the button, and Shaun Buchwald called in the small blind. Buchwald check-called a bet on the flop, which was    , but check-folded to a bet on the   turn.

Hand #100: Sandy Tayi raised, and Ray Henson called. The flop was    , and Henson check-called a bet from Tayi. The turn was the  , and Henson check-called again. The river was the  , and Henson bet. Tayi called.

"Straight," announced Henson, showing    and Tayi mucked.

Hand #101: Fumerton raised, and Tayi three-bet. Fumerton called. The flop was    . Tayi bet, and Fumerton folded.

"Second hand in a row," said Tayi, showing    and implying that he had flopped top set the previous hand.

Hand #102: Tayi raised, and Fumerton called. Tayi bet the     flop, and Fumerton raised. Tayi called. The pair checked the   turn and the   river. Tayi showed    for ace-high, and Fumerton won with    for a pair of threes.

Hand #103: Tayi raised, and Fumerton and Buchwald both called. The     flop was checked to the preflop raiser, whose bet was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #104: Fumerton raised, Buchwald three-bet, and Henson four-bet. Fumerton folded, and Buchwald called.

The flop was    , and Buchwald check-called a bet from Henson. The turn came the  , and again, Fumerton check-called. Fumerton bet the   river, and Henson called.

"Boat," announced Fumerton, showing   , and Henson mucked    for a smaller boat.

06/14/17 06:16:09 PM PST
 
Nancy Nguyen Eliminated in 5th Place ($37,850)
 

Nancy Nguyen

Hand #98:

Sandy Tayi raised from the button. Shaun Fumerton called in the small blind, as did Nancy Nguyen in the big blind.

The flop came    . It checked to Tayi, who bet. Fumerton folded, Nguyen raised, and Tayi called.

The turn was the  . Nguyen bet, and Tayi called. The river was the  , and Nguyen put in her last 6,000 chips. Tayi called.

"Boat," announced Tayi, showing   . Nguyen could only show   , and the start of day chip-leader was eliminated in fifth place.

Sandy Tayi2,000,000200,000
Nancy Nguyen0-130,000
06/14/17 06:12:42 PM PST
 
Hands 91-97: Nancy Nguyen and Ray Henson Left Short
 

Nancy Nguyen

Hand #91: Shane Fumerton raised, and Sandy Tayi called from the big blind. The flop came    , and Tayi checked. Fumerton bet, and Tayi raised. Fumerton folded.

Hand #92: Shane Buchwald raised, and everyone folded.

Hand #93: Tayi raised, and Fumerton and Nancy Nguyen called from the blinds. The flop came    , and the action checked to Tayi. He bet, and Nguyen was the lone caller. The turn was the  , and Nguyen checked again. Tayi bet, and Nguyen folded.

Hand #94: Buchwald got a walk.

Hand #95: Nguyen raised the button, and the blinds both folded.

Hand #96: Ray Henson raised from the small blind, and Tayi called from the big blind. The flop was    , and Henson bet. Tayi raised, and Henson called. The turn was the  , and Henson checked. Tayi bet, and Henson folded.

Hand #97: Nancy Nguyen raised under the gun, and Sandy Tayi three-bet from the small blind. Nguyen called.

The flop came    , and Tayi bet. Nguyen raised, and Tayi called. The turn was the  , and both players checked. The river was the  , and Tayi bet. Nguyen called, and Tayi won the hand with a set of tens, showing   .

Sandy Tayi1,800,000600,000
Shane Buchwald1,300,000175,000
Shane Fumerton1,100,000-275,000
Ray Henson275,000-195,000
Nancy Nguyen130,000-260,000
06/14/17 06:02:32 PM PST
 
Hands #86-90: Double for Ray Henson
 

Ray Henson

Hand #86: Shane Buchwald raised, and Sandy Tayi three-bet. Buchwald called. The flop was    . Tayi bet, and Buchwald called. The turn was the  . Again, Tayi bet, and his opponent called. The river was the  , and Tayi bet for a third time. Buchwald folded, and Tayi threw    face-up as he scooped the pot.

Hand #87: Nancy Nguyen raised, and the other players all folded.

Hand #88: Tayi raised from the button, and Nguyen called in the big blind. The flop was    , and Nguyen check-folded to a bet from Tayi.

Hand #89: Tayi raised, and Buchwald defended his big blind. The flop was    , and Buchwald check-called a bet from Tayi. The turn was the  , and both players checked. The river was the  , and Buchwald bet and Tayi called. Buchwald won the pot with    for a pair of fives.

Hand #90: Buchwald raised, and Henson called. The flop was    . Buchwald bet, and Henson called. The turn was the  . Buchwald bet, and Henson raised. Buchwald three-bet, and Henson was all in.

Buchwald:   
Henson:   

The river was the  , meaning Henson's nine played, and he doubled up.

Shane Fumerton1,375,000275,000
Sandy Tayi1,200,000-300,000
Shane Buchwald1,125,000-225,000
Ray Henson470,000230,000
Nancy Nguyen390,000-10,000
06/14/17 05:59:34 PM PST
 
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06/14/17 05:58:18 PM PST
 
Hands #81-85: Straight for Shane Fumerton
 

Hand #81: Nancy Nguyen limped and Sandy Tayi checked the big blind. The flop was     and both players checked. Tayi bet the   turn and Nguyen folded.

Hand #82: Tayi limped in the small blind and Shane Fumerton checked in the big blind.

The flop was    . Tayi checked, Fumerton bet, Tayi raised, Fumerton three-bet and Tayi called. The turn was the  and both players checked. The river was the   and Tayi bet. Fumerton raised and Tayi called.

Fumerton showed    for a straight and Tayi mucked    face up.

Hand #83: Raise and take it for Fumerton.

Hand #84: Raise and take it for Tayi.

Hand #85: Raise and take it for Nguyen.

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