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

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,818,000
  • Entries: 2,020
  • Remaining: 0
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06/22/17 12:08:56 AM PST
 
Thomas Reynolds Breaks Through in Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'Em
 

Thomas Reynolds

A long and exhausting Day 3 has come to an end in Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'Em with Thomas Reynolds breaking through for his first tournament title. Reynolds is happily taking home $292,880 and a gold bracelet after defeating James Hughes (2nd place - $180,919) in a long heads-up battle.

Both players mentioned they were getting tired near the end of heads-up play which may have led to Reynolds making an all-in call with a straight and flush draw. The board was      and Reynolds led out for 900,000. Hughes moved all-in for 2,780,000 and Reynolds called tabling    vs Hughes'   . The river landed the   giving Reynolds his flush and the victory. The two players duked it out for 109 hands before a winner was crowned.

Reynolds had just over $11,000 in earnings before today's finish and booked his first World Series of Poker cash to go along with his first career win. He says, "I love playing poker. My wife's very understanding." Reynolds thinks of himself as a family man, with a passion for poker and is a fan of UNC. When asked how he felt about this achievement he said, "It feels kinda unreal to tell you the truth, but you know, it's something I wanted to try to do. It's an amazing feeling."

He talked a bit about how he approached the field and that his wife says, "Be patient, Tom." He laughed and continued, "I'm glad I didn't know there were that many pros. It probably would've put more pressure on me." The heads-up battle was a long one, but Reynolds explained that he felt good about it. "First I was a little nervous. I hadn't played that much heads-up like that. And the speed. I felt in control in the beginning, but it got tight at the end."

Reynolds now has over $303,000 in cashes, along with a coveted gold bracelet to bring home to his family who was following along with the updates all day. He plans on leaving Las Vegas for a short while to go on a holiday with his family but will be back for the Main Event now that he has paid his way. "I hope you get to interview me again," he laughed.

Here is a look at the final table results.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Thomas ReynoldsUnited States$292,880
2James HughesUnited States$180,919
3Reginald HamptonCanada$131,061
4Eric BlairUnited States$95,899
5Michael GathyBelgium$70,884
6Vlad DarieRomania$52,932
7Chris JohnsonUnited States$39,937
8Chad EveslageUnited States$30,448
9Joep RaemaekersMalta$23,460

The tournament gained a total of 2,020 entries on Day 1 with 303 players reaching the money and earning at least $1,502. There were many notables that finished in the money and they include Anthony Spinella (23rd place - $9,209), defending champion Chase Bianchi (28th place - $7,492), Mark Seif (48th place - $5,131), Ryan Laplante (52nd place - $5,131), and Barry Greenstein (61st place - $4,319).

Final Table Summary

The official table got underway after the elimination of Daniel Deveau (10th place - $18,720) who ran his pocket kings into the pocket aces of Hampton. It only took three hands for the next elimination to come along as Joep Raemaekers (9th place - $23,460) was next to fall. He got all of his chips in the middle with top pair against his opponent's two over cards, straight draw, and a flush draw, and wasn't able to hold on. The next bust out came even faster, in the very next hand, as Chad Eveslage (8th place - $30,448) lost with his    against Hughes'   .

After three quick knockouts, it took another 118 hands until Chris Johnson (7th place -$39,937) hit the rail. Johnson lost a flip to Hughes, which started the next chain of bust outs. In the next hand, Vlad Darie (6th place - $52,932) was all-in with pocket sevens against the pocket jacks of Hughes. Darie couldn't hit a seven and was the next casualty. Michael Gathy (5th place - $70,884) put up a good fight on the final table, doubling up several times while being the short stack. Unfortunately, his time came to and end in fifth place as his string of luck ran out.

Eric Blair (4th place - $95,899) became the new short stack on the table and after a couple of limpers in front of him, Blair shoved all-in from the small blind. Reynolds push all-in over the top and his opponent in rough shape. Reynolds tabled    against Blair's   . Blair could not hit a jack and was sent to the rail. Players went on a break and when they returned, Reginald Hampton (3rd place - $131,061) was all-in with ace-king vs ace-jack of Reynolds. Reynolds hit a jack on the flop and Hampton was ousted in third place. That paved the way for the heads-up match between Reynolds and Hughes.

That wraps things up for Event #37 on this late night, but continue to follow along with PokerNews for updates on every event throughout the summer.

06/21/17 11:40:53 PM PST
 
James Hughes Eliminated in 2nd Place ($180,919)
 

James Hughes

Hand #269: James Hughes raised to 260,000 and Thomas Reynolds called. The flop came     and Reynolds check-called a bet of 300,000.

The turn was the   and Reynolds led out for 900,000. Hughes thought for a couple minutes and then raised all-in for 2,780,000. The action was back on Reynolds and he thought for a moment before tossing in a chip for a call.

Hughes was out front with    and Reynolds had a straight and flush draw with   . The river brought the   and Reynolds made his flush. Hughes was eliminated in second place and will take home just over $180,000 for his efforts today.

Thomas Reynolds10,100,0002,700,000
James Hughes0-2,700,000
06/21/17 11:35:51 PM PST
 
Hands #267-268: Reynolds Wins a Small One
 

Hand #267: James Hughes called on the button and Thomas Reynolds raised to 320,000 to win the pot.

Hand #268: Reynolds limped the button and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the   turn. Reynolds bet 200,000 and took down the pot.

06/21/17 11:30:29 PM PST
 
Hands #262-266: Reynolds is Back to Chipping Away
 

Hand #262: James Hughes got a walk.

Hand #263: Thomas Reynolds got a walk.

Hand #264: Reynolds called and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Hughes bet 180,000 and Reynolds called. The river was the  , Hughes checked, Reynolds bet 500,000 and Hughes mucked.

Hand #265: Hughes called. Reynolds checked. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Reynolds check-folded to a bet of 230,000 from Hughes.

Hand #266: Reynolds called and Hughes checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked down through the   on the turn and the   on the river. Hughes showed    and Reynolds tabled    to win the pot.

Thomas Reynolds7,400,000-150,000
James Hughes2,700,000150,000
06/21/17 11:23:41 PM PST
 
Hands #257-261: Hughes Doubles Up
 

Hand #257: James Hughes folded his button.

Hand #258: Thomas Reynolds called on the button and Hughes checked. The board came       as both players checked it down. Hughes showed    to win the hand.

Hand #259: Hughes folded his button again.

Hand #260: Reynolds called on the button and Hughes checked. The flop came     and Reynolds bet 150,000 which Hughes called. Hughes also check-called a bet of 300,000 on the   turn. The river brought the   and Reynolds pushed all-in, finally getting his opponent to fold.

Hand #261: Hughes raised to 260,000 and Reynolds called. The flop came     and Hughes bet 235,000. Reynolds raised to 500,000 and Hughes moved all-in for 1,700,000. Reynolds called and the cards were tabled.

Hughes was ahead with    and Reynolds had a flush draw with   . The turn was the   and the river was the  . Hughes doubled up and the match continues.

06/21/17 11:14:18 PM PST
 
Hands #252-256: Reynolds Straightens Hughes Out
 

Hand #252: James Hughes got a walk.

Hand #253: Hughes raised to 315,000 and Reynolds called. The flop came    , Reynolds checked, Hughes bet 240,000 and Reynolds folded.

Hand #254: Reynolds called and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the  , Hughes checked, Reynolds bet 200,000 and Hughes mucked.

Hand #255: Hughes called and Reynolds checked. The flop came     and Reynolds check-called a bet of 130,000 from Hughes. The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Reynolds checked and Hughes bet 200,000. Reynolds called and Hughes mucked. Reynolds showed anyway, revealing    for a flopped straight.

Hand #256: Reynolds called and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Hughes check-folded to a bet of 250,000 from Reynolds.

Thomas Reynolds7,550,000350,000
James Hughes2,550,000-350,000
06/21/17 11:04:39 PM PST
 
Hands #247-251: Back and Forth
 

Hand #247: James Hughes folded the button.

Hand #248: Thomas Reynolds called on the button and Hughes checked. Both players checked the whole way with the board reading       and Hughes tabled    to win the hand.

Hand #249: Hughes raised to 260,000 and Reynolds folded.

Hand #250: Reynolds limped the button and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Reynolds bet 250,000 to win the hand.

Hand #251: Hughes called on the button and Reynolds raised to 320,000 to scoop the pot.

06/21/17 10:58:53 PM PST
 
Hands #242-246: Hughes Gets a Few Chips Back
 

Hand #242: Thomas Reynolds called and James Hughes moved all in. Reynolds folded.

Hand #243: Hughes raised to 260,000 and Reynolds called. The flop came     and Reynolds check-called a bet of 230,000 from Hughes. The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Reynolds bet 450,000 and Hughes called. Reynolds tabled    for two pair and Hughes showed    for a flush.

Hand #244: Reynolds called and Hughes checked his option. The flop came     and Hughes check-folded to a bet of 120,000 from Reynolds.

Hand #245: Reynolds got a walk.

Hand #246: Reynolds called and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the  . Hughes bet 150,000, Reynolds raised to 300,000 and Hughes snap-mucked.

Thomas Reynolds7,200,000-525,000
James Hughes2,900,000525,000
06/21/17 10:44:43 PM PST
 
Level 31 started
 
Level: 31 Blinds: 60000/120000 Ante: 20000
06/21/17 10:33:31 PM PST
 
Break
 

The two players are on another 15-minute break.

Thomas Reynolds still holds a large lead with 7,725,000 of the 10,100,000 in play.

Thomas Reynolds7,725,000-75,000
James Hughes2,375,00075,000
06/21/17 10:28:58 PM PST
 
Hands #235-241: Reynolds Makes a Pair on the River
 

Hand #235: James Hughes raised to 220,000 and Thomas Reynolds called. The flop came     and Hughes bet 230,000 which Reynolds called. The turn was the   and Hughes moved all-in, forcing Reynolds to fold.

Hand #236: Reynolds limped the button and Hughes checked. The flop was     and Hughes bet 100,000. Reynolds called and the   came on the turn. Hughes check-folded to a bet of 200,000.

Hand #237: Hughes folded his button.

Hand #238: Reynolds limped the button and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the   turn. Reynolds bet 150,000 and Hughes called to see the   river. Reynolds bet 250,000 and Hughes called. Reynolds tabled    for a pair of fives on the river to win the hand.

Hand #239: Hughes called on the button and Reynolds raised to 300,000 to take down the pot.

Hand #240: Reynolds limped the button and Hughes checked. Both players checked the flop of     and the   came on the turn. Hughes bet 110,000 and Reynolds called. The river was the   and Hughes went all-in. Reynolds folded.

Hand #241: Hughes called from the button and Reynolds checked his option. The flop came     and Reynolds check-called a bet of 100,000. The turn was the   and this time Reynolds folded to a bet of 200,000.

06/21/17 10:27:33 PM PST
 
Hands #230-234: Hughes Loses a Big One Then Doubles
 

James Hughes

Hand #230: Thomas Reynolds called and James Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Hughes bet 175,000, Reynolds raised to 500,000 and Hughes mucked.

Hand #231: Hughes raised to 225,000 and Reynolds called. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the  , Reynolds checked, Hughes bet 200,000 and Reynolds raised to 400,000. Hughes called. The river was the   and Reynolds bet 700,000. Hughes stood on his feet and agonized over the decision for several minutes. Eventually, he called. Reynolds tabled    for trip fours and scooped the pot. Hughes was left with 1,015,000.

Hand #232: Reynolds called and Hughes moved all in. Reynolds folded.

Hand #233: Hughes moved all in for 1,125,000 and Reynolds called. Hughes tabled    and was at risk against Reynolds'   . The board ran out       and Hughes doubled through.

Hand #234: Reynolds called and Hughes checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked the   on the turn. The river was the  , Hughes bet 120,000 and Reynolds folded.

Thomas Reynolds7,800,000-2,280,000
James Hughes2,300,000280,000
06/21/17 10:10:22 PM PST
 
Hands #225-229: Hughes Wins Four in a Row
 

Hand #225 James Hughes raised to 220,000 and Thomas Reynolds called. The flop came     and Reynolds check-called a bet of 200,000. The turn was the   and Reynolds checked again. Hughes bet 540,000 and Reynolds folded.

Hand #226: Reynolds limped on the button, Hughes raised to 400,000 and Reynolds folded.

Hand #227: Hughes folded his button.

Hand #228: Reynolds called from the button and Hughes checked. The flop was     and Hughes led out for 110,000. Reynolds called and the turn was the  . Hughes bet 240,000 and Reynolds folded.

Hand #229 Hughes limped the button and Reynolds raised to 300,000. Hughes folded.

06/21/17 10:04:40 PM PST
 
Hands #220-224: Ten Million For Reynolds
 

Hand #220: Thomas Reynolds called and James Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Hughes bet 100,000 and Reynolds called. Hughes tabled    for a pair of eights and Reynolds mucked.

Hand #221: Reynolds got a walk.

Hand #222: Reynolds called and Hughes checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Hughes bet 100,000 and Reynolds called. The river was the   and Hughes checked. Reynolds bet 300,000 and Hughes tank-folded.

Hand #223: Hughes moved all in and Reynolds folded.

Hand #224: Reynolds called and Hughes checked his option. The flop came    , Hughes checked and Reynolds bet 150,000. Hughes folded and said, "I fold a deuce to you."

Thomas Reynolds10,080,0002,610,000
James Hughes2,020,000-610,000
06/21/17 09:58:13 PM PST
 
Hands #215-219: Reynolds Keeps On Taking
 

Hand #215: Thomas Reynolds got a walk.

Hand #216: Reynolds called on the button, and James Hughes checked his option. Both players checked to the river with the board reading      , and Reynolds led out for 250,000 to win the hand.

Hand #217: Hughes raised to 220,000, and Reynolds called. The board ran out       as both players checked the entire way. Hughes tabled    for the best hand.

Hand #218: Hughes got a walk.

Hand #219: Hughes raised to 220,000, and Reynolds called. The flop came    , and Reynolds check-called a bet of 200,000. The turn was the  , and Reynolds checked again. Hughes thought for a couple minutes before betting 450,000. Reynolds moved all in, and Hughes folded.

06/21/17 09:50:01 PM PST
 
Hands #210-214: The Scale Tips in Reynolds' Favor
 

Hand #210: James Hughes got a walk.

Hand #211: Thomas Reynolds got a walk.

Hand #212: Reynolds called, and Hughes checked his option. The flop came    , Hughes bet 150,000, and Reynolds folded.

Hand #213: Hughes raised to 225,000, and Reynolds called. The flop came    , and Reynolds checked. Hughes bet 230,000, and Reynolds called. The turn was the  , Reynolds checked, Hughes bet 525,000, and Reynolds folded.

Hand #214: Reynolds called, and Hughes checked. The flop came    , and Hughes checked. Reynolds bet 150,000, and Hughes check-raised to 345,000. Reynolds reraised to 700,000, and Hughes tossed his cards away.

Thomas Reynolds7,470,0001,870,000
James Hughes2,630,000-1,870,000
06/21/17 09:41:55 PM PST
 
Hands #205-209: Reynolds Puts His New Chips to Work
 

Hand #205: James Hughes raised to 220,000, and Thomas Reynolds called. The flop came    , and Reynolds check-called a bet of 110,000. The turn was the  , and both players checked to the   river. Reynolds led out for 450,000, and Hughes folded.

Hand #206: Reynolds called on the button, and Hughes checked. The flop came    , and Reynolds bet 200,000 to win the hand.

Hand #207: Hughes raised to 220,000, and Reynolds three-bet to 500,000. Hughes folded.

Hand #208: Reynolds limped the button, and Hughes checked. The flop was    , and both players checked to the   on the turn. Hughes bet 125,000, and Reynolds folded.

Hand #209: Hughes called from the button, and Reynolds checked. The flop was    , and Reynolds checked to Hughes, who bet 100,000. Reynolds raised to 300,000, and Hughes folded.

06/21/17 09:35:59 PM PST
 
Level 30 started
 
Level: 30 Blinds: 50000/100000 Ante: 15000
06/21/17 09:35:04 PM PST
 
Hand #201-204: Reynolds Fires the Turn and River
 

Hand #201: James Hughes folded, and Thomas Reynolds got a walk.

Hand #202: Reynolds limped in, and Hughes raised to 280,000. Reynolds called. The flop came    , Hughes bet 210,000, and Reynolds called. The turn was the  , and Hughes checked. Reynolds bet 350,000, and Hughes called. The river was the  . Hughes checked, Reynolds bet 500,000, and Hughes tank-folded.

Hand #203: Hughes called, and Reynolds checked his option. The flop came    , and Reynolds check-called a bet of 80,000 from Hughes. The turn was the  , and both players checked to the   on the river. Both players checked, and Hughes revealed    for a full house. Reynolds mucked.

Hand #204: Hughes got a walk.

06/21/17 09:26:55 PM PST
 
Hands #196-200: Reynolds Forces Hughes to Fold
 

Hand #196: Thomas Reynolds called on the button, and James Hughes checked. The flop was    , and Reynolds bet 150,000 to win the hand.

Hand #197: Hughes raised to 180,000, and Reynolds called. The flop came    , and Reynolds check-called a bet of 125,000. The turn was the  , and Reynolds led out for 250,000. Hughes folded.

Hand #198: Reynolds limped the button, and Hughes checked. The flop came    , and Hughes checked to Reynolds, who bet 150,000. Hughes raised to 440,000, and Reynolds folded.

Hand #199: Hughes raised to 170,000, and Reynolds called. The flop came    , and Reynolds check-called a bet of 125,000. Both players checked the   on the turn, and the river brought the  . Reynolds led out for 450,000, and Hughes folded.

Hand #200: Hughes got a walk.

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