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

Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Monday, June 19, 2017

Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,292,300
  • Entries: 1,698
  • Remaining: 0
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06/19/17 09:15:29 PM PST
 
Chris Frank Wins Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em ($384,833)
 

Chris Frank

Another young German player joined the ranks of World Series of Poker bracelet winners, as 22-year-old Chris Frank conquered a field of 1,698 to win Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $384,833.

Frank had already had quite a bit of success playing live tournaments, racking up north of $1 million in cashes before this win, but he was thrilled all the same, shouting with excitement as the last card peeled off the deck in his heads-up match with Ryan Leng.

"I don't think it really has sunk in yet," Frank said. "It's a very good feeling. I've been playing the live circuit for pretty long, and I've always dreamed of winning something big. Now, I've done it, so that's pretty cool."

Frank came in with one of the bigger stacks at the start of the day, but Leng was the one who dominated for most of Day 3. He had nearly double the chips of second-place Pratyush Buddiga when the unofficial final table got rolling. There was plenty of notable competition, as in addition to Buddiga, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Noah Vaillancourt, Max Pescatori and Michael Gagliano all made the final table.

Leng continued to crush, scoring the first four eliminations at the official final table — including the latter four notables listed above — and amassing nearly half of the chips in play.

"Ryan had good hands and played well and was busting people," Frank said of the early portions of the final table. "We were short-handed pretty quickly. Then, I just ran super good."

Indeed, Frank went on a heater at that point. His trademark move became the snappiest of snap-calls, wherein he'd be facing an all-in bet and splash in chips while turning over his cards in the blink of an eye.

First, it was ace-king against the threes of Grant Denison, hitting an ace on the river. Then, he three-bet aces against Buddiga, who four-bet shoved fours and went bust when neither he nor Frank improved. He made flush over flush and aces up over aces up against Leng to take a good chunk of his chips, as well.

Arkadiy Tsinis was the next victim of the snap-call, as he jammed jack-eight of diamonds and ran into Frank's ace-king of diamonds.

Frank had about a 3:1 lead heads-up against Leng, and it didn't take him long to finish the job, as it was over in about 20 hands, including a huge bluff catch by Frank with second pair.

"I think I played well, but I just had very good situations and spots, and it was pretty easy," Frank said.

The snap-calls, Frank said, are just a normal part of his game, and he characterized himself as an overall fast player.

"I had so many good hands!" he said. "I wanted to put my chips in."

While Leng had a decent-sized rail cheering him on, Frank noted about halfway through the final table that he had naught but ghosts on his side.

When some of the railbirds needled him gently about it, he fired back.

"I guess the reason the Germans have all the money is because they are grinding and not watching," he said.

"I guess these days, the Germans have won so much that an event like this isn't that exciting anymore," Frank said after he finished off Leng. "I have to win something bigger, then I'll get a bigger rail."

With just a hair under $1.5 million in cashes and a WSOP bracelet at age 22, it might not be long before that happens.

PlacePlayerHome CountryPrize
1Chris FrankGermany$384,833
2Ryan LengUSA$237,776
3Arkadiy TsinisUSA$171,028
4Pratyush BuddigaUSA$124,615
5Grant DenisonUSA$91,699
6Georgios SotiropoulosGreece$68,226
7Noah VaillancourtCanada$51,332
8Max PescatoriItaly$39,060
9Michael GaglianoUSA$30,063
06/19/17 08:29:55 PM PST
 
Ryan Leng Eliminated in 2nd Place ($237,776)
 

Ryan Leng - 2nd Place

Hand #100: Ryan Leng raised to 175,000 on the button and quickly called all in when Christopher Frank shoved.

Leng:   
Frank:   

Leng was pleased to tell his rail he was ahead, but that changed in a hurry, as     flopped to give Frank a leading pair of fours. Someone on Leng's rail called for the  , but the   fell instead. That did bring a few more outs for Leng, as a six would give him the winner. The dealer brought forth the  , though, and Frank shouted his approval.

Christopher Frank12,735,0001,600,000
Ryan Leng0-1,600,000
06/19/17 08:24:57 PM PST
 
Hands #93-99: Frank Chipping Away
 

Hand #93: Christopher Frank made it 150,000, and Ryan Leng called. Leng check-called 180,000, then 430,000 as the board rolled out      . Finally, he folded to a river bet of 1,000,000.

Hand #94: Leng called on the button, and Frank made it 240,000 in the big blind. Leng called. The flop came    , and Frank bet 200,000. Leng called. On the   turn, Frank slowed down with a check, and Leng bet 375,000. Frank called. On the   river, Frank checked and tank-folded to a bet of 555,000.

Hand #95: Leng got a walk.

Hand #96: Leng made it 175,000 on the button, and Frank called. The flop came    , and Leng bet 210,000. Frank called. The German then check-called 525,000 on the   turn, and the river was the  , completing a couple of draws. Frank checked a final time, and Leng bet 1,250,000.

Frank thought for about 15 seconds and grimaced before splashing in a call.

"You're good," Leng said, flicking    into the middle.

Frank had turned a pair with    and took the pot.

Hand #97: Leng got a walk.

Hand #98: Leng called on the button, and Frank checked. Frank checked the     flop, and Leng bet 65,000. Frank raised to 180,000 and got a quick fold.

Hand #99: Frank raised to 125,000 on the button, and Leng folded.

Christopher Frank11,135,0001,700,000
Ryan Leng1,600,000-1,700,000
06/19/17 08:11:19 PM PST
 
Hands #84-92: Back and Forth
 

Hand #84: Christopher Frank opened, and Ryan Leng called. They checked to the turn of the      board, where Frank bet 225,000, and Leng called. The river was the  , and a Frank bet of 450,000 got Leng to fold.

Hand #85: Leng limped, Frank raised, and Leng called. The flop was    , and Frank bet 250,000. Leng called. They checked through the   turn, and on the   river, Leng bet to win the pot.

Hand #86: Frank raised, and Leng called to see a     flop. They checked through the the turn   and river  , where Leng bet 120,000, and Frank raised to 350,000. Leng called and mucked to the   of Frank.

Hand #87: Leng opened, and they went to the turn of a      board, where a bet from Leng won.

Hand #88: Frank raised, and Leng folded.

Hand #89: Leng opened, they saw a flop of    , and Frank check-called a bet of 135,000. They checked through the   turn, and on the   river, they both checked again. Leng had    to win.

Hand #90: Frank raised, and Leng folded.

Hand #91: Frank got a walk.

Hand #92: Leng opened, and and they saw a flop of    . Frank checked, and Leng took the pot with a bet.

Christopher Frank9,435,000300,000
Ryan Leng3,300,000-300,000
06/19/17 07:53:46 PM PST
 
Arkadiy Tsinis Eliminated in 3rd Place ($171,208)
 

Arkadiy Tsinis - 3rd Place

Hand #83: Arkadiy Tsinis moved all in from the button, and Christopher Frank called before Ryan Leng's cards were even in the muck.

Tsinis:   
Frank:   

The flop brought    , pairing Frank and leaving Tsinis in need of a king. The   gave Frank a straight, though, and the river was the  .

Christopher Frank9,135,0002,235,000
Ryan Leng3,600,0003,150,000
Arkadiy Tsinis0-1,200,000
06/19/17 07:48:46 PM PST
 
Hands #79-82: Flush Over Flush
 

Hand #79: Arkadiy Tsinis made it 150,000 in the small blind and won the pot.

Hand #80: Tsinis raised on the button and folded to a shove from Christopher Frank, defending his big blind aggressively.

Hand #81: Frank called the blind and folded to 210,000 from Tsinis.

Hand #82: Frank limped from the button, and Ryan Leng checked the big blind. After a couple of checks, the board read     . Leng bet 150,000, and Frank called. On the   river, Leng bet 360,000, and Frank instantly dropped in chips and flipped over   . Leng showed    for a weaker flush.

"I'm not sure if I'm supposed to raise there or not," Frank said with a laugh.

06/19/17 07:45:40 PM PST
 
Hands #70-78: Christopher Frank Stepping Up a Gear
 

Hand #70: Arkadiy Tsinis raised from the small blind and won the pot.

Hand #71: Tsinis raised on the button, and Christopher Frank moved all in to win the pot.

Hand #72: Ryan Leng raised from the button, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #73: Frank raised and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #74: Leng limped in the small blind, and Frank raised in the big blind to win the pot.

Hand #75: Frank limped in the small blind, and Tsinis checked his option in the big. The flop was    , and a bet of 60,000 from Frank was called. The turn was the  , and it checked through to the   river. Frank bet 110,000, and Tsinis raised 250,000 but mucked when Frank called with   .

Hand #76: Frank made it 130,000 from the button, and Leng called. The flop was    . Frank bet 90,000 out of turn, and Leng called. The turn was the  , where the confusion was realized, and they checked. The river was the  , and Leng check-called another bet of 400,000. He mucked when Frank showed    for a flush.

Hand #77: Tsinis raised and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #78: A continuation bet on the     flop from Frank won a pot from Tsinis.

Christopher Frank6,900,0001,125,000
Ryan Leng4,500,000-660,000
Arkadiy Tsinis1,200,000-985,000
06/19/17 07:32:07 PM PST
 
Pratyush Buddiga Eliminated in 4th Place ($124,615)
 

Pratyush Buddiga - 4th Place

Hand #69: Pratyush Buddiga opened to 125,000 on the button, and Christopher Frank made it 280,000 in the small blind. No sooner had Buddiga announced, "All in," for about 1.7 million than Frank's chips were in the middle and his    on its back. Buddiga had    and was looking for a sailboat, but the       runout did not bring one.

Christopher Frank5,775,0002,575,000
Pratyush Buddiga0-2,300,000
06/19/17 07:29:01 PM PST
 
Hands #67-68: Leng Chipping Up
 

Hand #67: Arkadiy Tsinis raised to 130,000 on the button, and Ryan Leng called in the small blind. Leng led out for 115,000 on the     flop. Tsinis double-checked his holdings and called. On the   turn, Leng check-called a bet of 175,000 from Tsinis. Both players checked as the   river made a flush on board, and Leng showed    for a flopped one to take the pot.

Hand #68: Leng raised to 125,000 on the button, and Frank called in the big blind. On the     flop, Leng bet 130,000, and Frank check-raised to 380,000. Leng called, and they both checked the   turn and   river.

Frank rolled over    for the nut low, and Leng won with   .

Ryan Leng5,160,000180,000
06/19/17 07:14:18 PM PST
 
Level 28 started
 
Level: 28 Blinds: 30000/60000 Ante: 10000
06/19/17 07:13:24 PM PST
 
Hands #65-66: Frank's Two Pair Beats Leng's
 

Hand #65: Ryan Leng called under the gun, Christopher Frank completed the blind, and Arkadiy Tsinis checked. Action checked to Leng on the     flop, and he bet 85,000. Frank called, as did Tsinis. Frank came out betting 275,000 on the   turn, and only Leng called. Frank fired 540,000 on the   river, and Leng quickly called again.

Frank showed   , besting the    for two pair shown by Leng.

Hand #66: After unknown preflop action, Frank and Tsinis checked down the       board, and the    of Tsinis took the pot.

06/19/17 07:13:06 PM PST
 
Hands 54-64: Jabs Back and Forth
 

Hand #54: Christopher Frank raised and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #55: Arkadiy Tsinis opened on the button, and Pratyush Buddiga called in the big blind. They went to the turn of a board reading     , and a bet from Tsinis took it.

Hand #56: Buddiga limped the small blind and folded to a Frank raise.

Hand #57: Frank limped, and Tsinis checked. They went to the turn of a      board, where a bet from Frank took it.

Hand #58: Frank raised on the button, and he folded to a Tsinis reraise.

Hand #59: Ryan Leng raised, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #60: Tsinis opened, Leng called, and Frank called in the big blind. The     flop saw Tsinis bet and take it down.

Hand #61: Frank limped the small blind and folded to a Tsinis raise.

Hand #62: Frank opened, and Leng defended big blind. The flop was    , and a bet from Frank won this one.

Hand #63: Pratyush Buddiga got a walk.

Hand #64: Tsinis opened, and Leng reraised, then folded to a Tsinis shove.

06/19/17 07:04:55 PM PST
 
Hands #47-53: Big Reraise from Frank
 

Hand #47: Arkadiy Tsinis raised to 110,000 in the cutoff, and Ryan Leng called on the button. With the board reading      after three checks, Leng bet 125,000 and won the pot.

Hand #48: Christopher Frank got a walk.

Hand #49: Frank called in the small blind, and Tsinis checked the big. Frank bet 50,000 on the     flop and won the pot.

Hand #50: Frank raised to 110,000 on the button and snap-folded to a three-bet from Tsinis.

Hand #51: Frank raised to 110,000 and won the pot.

Hand #52: Leng raised to 115,000 on the button. Frank made it 440,000 in the big blind. Leng thought a bit and folded.

"You'd kill me if you knew what I just folded," he yelled to Chance Kornuth on the rail.

Hand #53: Pratyush Buddiga raised to 110,000 on the button. Frank called in the small blind and check-folded to a bet of 130,000 on the     flop.

06/19/17 07:00:14 PM PST
 
Grant Denison Eliminated in 5th Place ($91,699)
 

Grant Denison - 5th Place

Hand #46: Christopher Frank raised to 110,000 in the cutoff. Grant Denison moved all in for what looked like about 800,000 in the big blind, and Frank snap-called.

Frank:   
Denison:   

Denison looked likely to double as      hit the board, but an   doomed him on the river.

"Nice hand," he said. "Nice playing with you."

"Good game, sir," Frank said.

Christopher Frank3,200,0001,455,000
Grant Denison0-985,000
06/19/17 06:54:51 PM PST
 
Hands #39-45: Frank Gets Creative
 

Hand #39: Grant Denison made it 115,000, Christopher Frank called in the small blind, and Arkadiy Tsinis called in the big blind. They checked to the turn of the      board, where Denison bet, and Frank called. The river was the  , and a bet of 185,000 from Frank got a Denison call. Frank had an ace-high flush with   .

Hand #40: Tsinis limped in the small blind, and Ryan Leng checked his option. The flop was    , and a bet from Leng took it.

Hand #41: Tsinis raised and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #42: Frank opened and folded to a Leng three-bet.

Hand #43: Tsinis opened under the gun, and Frank called in the big blind. They went to the river of a       board, where a bet of 400,000 from Frank got through.

Hand #44: Leng raised, and Tsinis called in the big blind. They went to the river of a board reading      . Tsinis bet 200,000, and Leng called. Tsinis showed   , and Leng showed    for a chop.

Hand #45: Leng got a walk.

06/19/17 06:43:13 PM PST
 
Hands #31-38: Buddiga Hits a Boat
 

Hand #31: Pratyush Buddiga raised to 100,000 under the gun and got action from Arkadiy Tsinis in the cutoff and Ryan Leng on the button. The board ran out     , and after everyone checked the flop, Tsinis won with a bet of 125,000.

Hand #32: Christopher Frank opened to 105,000 first to act, and everyone folded.

Hand #33: Buddiga limped from the small blind, and Frank checked. They checked down the       board, and Buddiga won with   .

Hand #34: Grant Denison raised to 115,000 in the cutoff and folded to a reraise to 300,000 from Frank.

Hand #35: Tsinis limped the small blind, and Leng checked. Leng bet 50,000 on the turn and won, as      hit the board.

Hand #36: Frank raised to 110,000 in the cutoff. Leng called in the small blind, as did Denison in the big. The flop came    , and Frank continued for 100,000. Denison check-raised to 325,000, and Frank folded immediately.

Hand #37: Denison completed the blind, and Buddiga checked. Buddiga bet 100,000 on the end of the       board, and that won him the pot.

Hand #38: Leng called in the cutoff, Buddiga called in the small blind, and Frank checked. On the turn, the board read     , and Frank bet 75,000. Both Leng and Buddiga called. On the   river, action checked to Leng, and he bet 220,000. Buddiga called, and Frank folded.

"Queens?" Leng asked.

Buddiga tabled   .

Ryan Leng4,980,000-820,000
Pratyush Buddiga2,300,000245,000
06/19/17 06:31:55 PM PST
 
Georgios Sotiropoulos Eliminated in 6th Place ($68,226)
 

Georgios Sotiropoulos

Hand #30: Ryan Leng shoved from the small blind, and Georgios Sotiropoulos called.

Ryan Leng:   
Georgios Sotiropoulos:   

The board ran out      . Leng claimed another victim and sent Sotiropoulos packing.

Ryan Leng5,800,000860,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos0-960,000
06/19/17 06:27:33 PM PST
 
Hands #25-29: Grant Denison Shoving
 

Hand #25: Georgios Sotiropoulos limped the small blind and folded to a shove from Grant Denison.

Hand #26: Ryan Leng opened and folded to a Denison shove.

Hand #27: Leng called this time, as did Denison and the blinds. The flop was    , and it was checked to Leng, who bet 90,000. The others folded, but big blind Christopher Frank put out a big raise, took the pot, and showed    for a bluff.

Hand #28: Denison opened the pot and took the antes and blinds.

Hand #29: Arkadiy Tsinis completed from the small blind, and Leng checked. They got to the      turn, where a bet from Leng took the pot.

06/19/17 06:10:54 PM PST
 
Level 27 started
 
Level: 27 Blinds: 25000/50000 Ante: 5000
06/19/17 05:24:02 PM PST
 
Updated Chip Counts at Dinner Break
 
Ryan Leng4,940,00040,000
Arkadiy Tsinis2,185,000-5,000
Pratyush Buddiga2,055,00055,000
Christopher Frank1,745,000235,000
Grant Denison985,000-285,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos960,000-290,000
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