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

Thursday, June 22, 2017 to Saturday, June 24, 2017

Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,383,750
  • Entries: 1,025
  • Remaining: 0
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EVENT UPDATES

06/24/17 09:23:47 PM PST
 
Ben Maya, Israeli Realtor, Shocks the Tournament and Himself to Claim Shootout Bracelet
 

Ben Maya - Shootout Winner

From a total of 1,025 entries, Ben Maya emerged triumphant in Event #43, claiming a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $257,764.

Maya, who is a complete unknown in professional poker circles, overcame two tough 10-handed tables over the first two days on his way to this stunning result. On Day 2 at his table, he outlasted such luminaries as November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka and 888Poker Ambassador (and the biggest online tournament winner in history) Chris Moorman.

Maya's game was aggressive, unpredictable, and ultimately highly effective. He grew in confidence as the tournament progressed, and that belief and a dose of good fortune here and there ultimately saw him victorious.

Speaking to PokerNews immediately after his win, a dazed-looking Maya said, "I'm shocked. All the people I play with will be shocked. I have my own business. I'm a realtor. There is no one following me at home. No one knows."

He continued: "There is no poker in Israel, so I won't tell anyone. Maybe my family. I'm here on business, and I fly home tomorrow. I played the $10k six-max and only lasted a few hours, and then I only played this because it is a three-day event and it ends today."

Maya was planning to fly out tomorrow but now says he will turn up in person for the bracelet ceremony on Monday to bask in the applause of the poker community — but most of all, to hear the Israeli National Anthem being played to celebrate his victory.

Final Table Payouts:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Ben MayaIsrael$257,764
2Thomas BoivinBelgium$159,273
3Tim WestUnited States$115,297
4Phachara WongwichitUnited States$84,453
5Alex RochaUnited States$62,602
6Steve FouttyUnited States$46,969
7Joe CookUnited States$35,673
8Paul MichaelisGermany$27,431
9Jonathan LittleUnited States$21,360
10Matas DilpsasLithuania$16,844
06/24/17 09:00:09 PM PST
 
Thomas Boivin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($159,273)
 

Thomas Boivin - 2nd Place

Hand #181:

Thomas Boivin limped the button, and Ben Maya raised to 280,000. Boivin moved all in, and once Maya was sure he had heard correctly, he called.

Thomas Boivin:   
Ben Maya:   

The board ran out      . Boivin's rail was shouting for an ace, but the king on the flop was another blow to their man's hopes. By the turn, it was all over.

Boivin was gracious in defeat and had to settle for second place, while a tired Maya shocked himself and the tournament, with his first-ever WSOP cash ending up with a gold bracelet.

Ben Maya7,687,5002,002,500
Thomas Boivin0-2,000,000
06/24/17 08:51:29 PM PST
 
Hand #178-180: Thomas Boivin Fighting Back
 

Hand #178: Ben Maya limped the button, and Thomas Boivin raised to 200,000. Maya called, and the flop was    . Boivin bet 275,000, and Maya called. The turn card was the  , and both players checked. The river was the  , Boivin bet 240,000, and Maya called. Boivin showed    to get a pot back.

Hand #179: Maya got a walk.

Hand #180: A limped pot led to a flop of    , and Boivin check-called a bet of 125,000 from Maya. The turn was the  , and Boivin check-shoved and took another pot.

06/24/17 08:42:28 PM PST
 
Hands #165-177: Lots of Back and Forths
 

Hand #165: Thomas Boivin completed, Ben Maya raised to 280,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #166: Maya completed, and Boivin opted to check. The flop was    , and Boivin check-folded to a bet of 200,000 from Maya.

Hand #167: Maya got a walk.

Hand #168: Maya completed, and Boivin raised to 200,000. Maya asked how much Boivin still had and proceeded to put him all in. Boivin folded.

Hand #169: Boivin completed, and Maya opted to check. The flop was    , Maya bet 100,000, and Boivin called. The turn was the  , and Boivin check-called a bet of 240,000 from Maya. They both checked on the   river. Maya showed    for a rivered two pair. Boivin mucked.

Hand #170: Boivin got a walk.

Hand #171: Maya got a walk.

Hand #172; Maya completed, and Boivin opted to check. The flop came    , and Boivin check-called a bet of 100,000 from Maya. The turn gave them the  . Boivin bet 200,000, and Maya folded.

Hand #173: Boivin completed, and Maya opted to check. They checked it all the way down as the board ran out      . Maya said he had five-high, and Boivin showed    to win the pot.

Hand #174: Maya completed, and Boivin checked. The flop came    , and they both checked. Boivin check-folded when Maya bet 200,000 on the   on the river.

Hand #175: Boivin completed, and Maya checked. The flop came    , and Maya check-called a bet of 80,000 from Boivin. The turn brought them the  , and Maya check-folded to a bet of 245,000 from Boivin.

Hand #176: Boivin got a walk.

Hand #177: Boivin completed from the button, Maya raised to 380,000, and Boivin folded.

06/24/17 08:27:49 PM PST
 
Hands #162-164: Boivin Loses a Bit More
 

Hand #162: Ben Maya limped the button, and Thomas Boivin checked his option. On the     flop, Maya won the pot with a bet.

Hand #163: Boivin limped the button, and Maya checked his option. They both checked to the turn of the      board, where a bet of 200,000 won it for Maya.

Hand #164: Maya limped, and Boivin checked his option. They checked it all the way down as the board ran out      , and Boivin showed    to win.

Ben Maya5,685,0001,405,000
Thomas Boivin2,000,000-1,407,000
06/24/17 08:24:07 PM PST
 
Level 12 started
 
Level: 12 Blinds: 40000/80000 Ante: 10000
06/24/17 08:23:53 PM PST
 
Hands #154-161: Maya Picks Off Small Bluff
 

Hand #154: Ben Maya limped, and Thomas Boivin checked his option. The flop was    , and Boivin check-called a bet of 100,000. They both checked through the   turn and   river, and    won it for Maya.

Hand #155: Boivin opened to 125,000, and Maya called. The flop was    , and Maya check-called a 125,000-chip bet. The turn was the  , and a bet of 250,000 from Boivin took it down.

Hand #156: Boivin got a walk.

Hand #157: Moya limped and folded to a Boivin raise.

Hand #158: Maya opened to 200,000 and took the pot

Hand #159: Maya got a walk

Hand #160: Boivin limped, and Maya checked his option. They both checked all the way as the board ran out      , and queen-high won for Maya.

Hand #161: Boivin raised, and they saw a flop of    , where Moya check-called a bet of 80,000. They both checked through the   turn, and on the   river, a bet of 105,000 from Boivin got picked off, as Moya called with    to win.

06/24/17 08:15:59 PM PST
 
Hands #146-153: Boivin Sliding Down
 

Hand #146: Ben Maya raised to 200,000, and Thomas Boivin folded.

Hand #147: Boivin limped in, Maya raised to 260,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #148: Maya limped in, and Boivin opted to check. The flop came    , and Boivin check-folded to the 100,000-chip bet of Maya.

Hand #149: Boivin completed from the button, Maya raised to 210,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #150: Maya completed, and Boivin opted to check. They checked through the whole       board. Maya showed   , and Boivin mucked.

Hand #151: Boivin raised to 100,000, and Maya called. They both checked on the     flop. The   came on the turn, Maya checked, Boivin bet 80,000, and Maya raised to 225,000. Boivin folded.

Hand #152: Maya completed, and Boivin opted to check. The flop came    , and Boivin check-folded to a bet of 60,000 from Maya.

Hand #153: Boivin raised to 125,000, and Boivin called. They both checked on the     flop. The turn gave them the  , Maya bet 200,000, and Boivin called. They both checked on the   river. Maya showed Boivin two spades for the missed flush draw, and Boivin showed    to take the pot.

06/24/17 08:04:54 PM PST
 
Hands #140-145: Boivin Chipping Away
 

Hand#140: Ben Maya completed the small blind, and Thomas Boivin raised to 200,000. Maya called, and they saw a flop of    , where Maya took the pot with a 200,000-chip bet.

Hand #141: Boivon opened for 125,000 and folded to a 535,000-chip reraise from Maya.

Hand #142: Maya limped, and Boivin checked. There was no further betting action as the board ran out      , where the [78d2c] of Boivin won.

Hand #143: Boivin opened for 125,000, and Maya called. The flop was    , and Maya check-raised to take down the pot.

Hand #144: Maya limped, and Boivin checked. They checked down to the river of the board reading      , where Boivin bet 75,000 and got a call. Boivin won with   .

Hand #145: Boivin opened for his usual 125,000 at this level, and Maya called. The flop was    . Maya check-called a 75,000-chip bet but folded to a 280,000-chip bet on the turn.

06/24/17 07:56:18 PM PST
 
Hands #136-139: Maya Taking Small Pots
 

Hand #136: Ben Maya completed, and Thomas Boivin opted to check. They checked through the     flop. The   came on the turn, and Boivin check-called the 60,000-chip bet of Maya. The   on the river completed the board, and Boivin check-folded to the 200,000-chip bet of Maya.

Hand #137: Boivin raised to 125,000 from the button, and Maya called. They checked on the     flop and the   turn. The   on the river completed the board, Maya bet 150,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #138: Maya completed, and Boivin opted to check. They checked the whole board, which was      . Boivin showed    for queens and jacks with a six kicker, and Maya had the higher kicker as he showed   .

Hand #139: Boivin raised to 125,000, and Maya called. They checked on the     flop, and the   came on the turn. Maya bet 200,000, and Boivin folded.

06/24/17 07:48:15 PM PST
 
Heads-Up Play Begins
 

Hand #129: Thomas Boivin opened from the button but folded to a shove from Ben Maya.

Hand #130: Boivin got a walk.

Hand #131: Boivin raised to 125,000, and Maya called. They went to the turn of a board reading     , where a bet from Boivon took the pot.

Hand #132: Boivin got a walk.

Hand #133: Boivin opened for 125,000, and Maya called. The flop was    , and Maya check-folded to a Boivin bet.

Hand #134: Maya raised, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #135: Boivin opened, and Maya called, then check-folded on the     flop.

06/24/17 07:42:57 PM PST
 
Heads-Up Chip Counts
 

The players are now heads-up and playing for that gold WSOP bracelet and the first prize of $257,764. Their chip counts can be found below.

Ben Maya4,280,0002,005,000
Thomas Boivin3,407,000-238,000
06/24/17 07:40:23 PM PST
 
Tim West Eliminated in 3rd Place ($115,297)
 

Tim West

Hand #128: Ben Maya raised to 125,000 from the button, and Tim West shoved all in from the big blind for 1,235,000 in total.

"I'm so tired," Maya said. He took some time to think. He looked at the dealer and the floor and asked for twenty seconds more. "I need to sleep," he muttered. In the end, he called.

Ben Maya:   
Tim West:   

The board ran out      . Maya turned a ten to make tens and nines and knock West out of the tournament.

Tim West0-1,600,000
06/24/17 07:37:39 PM PST
 
Level 11 started
 
Level: 11 Blinds: 30000/60000 Ante: 10000
06/24/17 07:35:01 PM PST
 
Hands #125-127: Play Continues
 

Hand #125: Ben Maya raised to 150,000 from the button, and everyone folded.

Hand #126: Tim West completed from the small blind, and Maya opted to check. They checked through the     flop and the   turn. The   on the river completed the board, and West check-called the 50,000-chip bet of Maya. Maya showed    for kings and sevens and won the pot.

Hand #127: Maya completed from the small blind, Thomas Boivin raised to 175,000, and Maya called. The flop came    , and Maya check-folded the 100,000-chip bet of Boivin.

06/24/17 07:29:05 PM PST
 
Hands #119-124: Small Ball Continues Three-Handed
 

Hand #119: Ben Maya raised, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #120: Thomas Boivin raised from the button, and Maya called from the big blind. They went to the river of a board reading      , where Maya bet 125,000. Boivin called and mucked when Maya tabled   .

Hand #121: Tim West open-shoved and got no callers.

Hand #122: Boivin limped the small blind, and West checked. The flop was    , and Boivin check-called an 80,000-chip bet. The turn was the  , and a bet of 175,000 from West earned him the pot.

Hand #123: West limped the small blind and then called a 100,000-chip raise from Maya. The flop was    , and West folded to a 150,000-chip bet.

Hand #124: Maya limped small blind, and Boivin checked. The flop was    , and Boivin bet 60,000 when it was checked to him. He took the pot.

06/24/17 07:21:49 PM PST
 
Hands #110-118: No Showdowns
 

Hand #110: Thomas Boivin raised to 125,000 from the small blind, and Tim West folded.

Hand #111: Ben Maya got a walk.

Hand #112: Maya completed from the small blind, and Boivin opted to check. They checked through the     on the flop and the   on the turn. The   came on the river to complete the board, Maya bet 50,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #113: Maya limped in from the button, Boivin completed from the small blind, and West opted to check. The flop came    , and they all checked. The turn gave them the  , and Boivin and West both check-folded when Maya bet 50,000.

Hand #114: Boivin raised to 110,000 from the button, and the rest folded.

Hand #115: Boivin got a walk.

Hand #116: Boivin completed from the small blind, West shoved all in, and Boivin folded.

Hand #117: Boivin raised to 110,000 from the button, West shoved all in from the small blind, and Maya and Boivin both folded.

Hand #118: Maya completed from the small blind, sand Boivin opted to check. They checked through the     flop and the   turn. The   on the river completed the board, Maya bet 50,000, and Boivin folded.

06/24/17 07:12:22 PM PST
 
Hands #103-109: Small Limped Pots
 

Hand #103: Thomas Boivin got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #104: A limped family pot was checked to the turn of a board reading     , where Tim West bet 110,000 and took the pot.

Hand #105: West limped the small blind, and Ben Maya checked. The flop was    , and West check-called a 50,000-chip bet. They both checked the   turn and   river, where a 175,000-chip bet from Maya saw West fold.

Hand #106: Maya limped the small blind, and Boivin checked. They checked to the turn, where the board read     , and a bet from Maya took the chips.

Hand #107: Another limped family pot with a flop of    . Maya bet 100,000 to take this one.

Hand #108: Walk for Maya.

Hand #109: Maya limped the small blind, and Boivin checked. They checked to the turn of a      board, where Maya check-called a 50,000-chip bet. The river was the  , and Maya check called 75,000. His    was good.

06/24/17 07:03:24 PM PST
 
Hands #98-102: Taking it Easy
 

Hand #98: Ben Maya raised to 150,000 from the button, and Thomas Boivin called from the small blind. They checked through the     flop and the   on the turn. The   on the river completed the board, Boivin bet 575,000, and Maya folded.

Hand #99: Tim West completed from the small blind, Maya raised to 300,000, and West folded.

Hand #100: Maya completed from the small blind, Bovin raised to 175,000, and Maya called. They checked through the     flop, and the turn gave them the  . Maya bet 225,000, and Boivin folded.

Hand #101: Boivin completed from the small blind, and West opted to check. They checked through the     on the flop. The turn gave them the  , Boivin bet 75,000, and West folded.

Hand #102: West completed from the small blind, and Maya opted to check. The flop came    , West check-called the 50,000-chip bet of Maya. They both checked through the   on the turn and the   on the river. Maya showed    for a pair of nines, and West mucked.

06/24/17 06:53:42 PM PST
 
Hands #93-97: Play Resumes
 

Hand #93: Tim West limped the small blind, and Ben Maya checked. There was no betting action on the       runout, and the    of West won.

Hand #94: Maya limped the small blind, and Thomas Boivin checked. They both checked to the turn of the      board, where Maya bet 75,000, and Boivin called. The   river was checked through, and Maya won with   .

Hand #95: Maya and Boivin limped and folded to a shove from West.

Hand #96: West limped and folded to a Maya raise.

Hand #97: Maya limped the small blind, and Boivin raised to 175,000. Maya called. On the     flop, Maya check-folded.

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