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

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 to Thursday, June 29, 2017

Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,133,000
  • Entries: 1,580
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06/30/17 12:27:48 AM PST
 
Mohsin Charania Completes the Triple Crown in Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'Em
 

Mohsin Charania

In a thrilling finish to Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'Em, it was first-time WSOP bracelet winner, Mohsin Charania, coming out on top to complete the Poker Triple Crown. Charania defeated Cary Katz in a heads-up duel that went past the midnight hour. Katz was also looking for his first WSOP bracelet but will be taking home $225,181 for his efforts today.

Charania battled through a stellar Day 3 field to come out victorious and claim his first WSOP gold bracelet and $364,438. The day started with 23 players and Charania maneuvered his way through the first few levels avoiding any disaster. Once the final table was assembled on the main stage, Charania was able to play more of his game and became a big presence.

Charania started the heads-up match with a sizeable chip lead and didn't slow down. He kept up an aggressive play-style and brought Catz down to under 1,000,000 chips. In the final hand of the night, Catz pushed all-in on the button with    and Charania instantly called with   . Charania was in a dominating position and the board ran out      , securing the win for Charania. He stood by the rail with his friends and a roar could be heard throughout the Brasilia Room when the river hit the felt.

With this win, Charania has now amassed over $5.6 million in earnings, making this his fifth outright win. Impressively, three of those combine to make him a triple crown winner, with Main Event wins on the European Poker Tour, the World Poker Tour and now a World Series of Poker bracelet win. He is just the sixth player in history to win the triple crown, with the likes of Gavin Griffin, Roland De Wolfe, Jake Cody, Bertrand 'Elky' Grospelier and Davidi Kitai.

When asked about the triple crown and finally winning a bracelet Charania said, "This is pretty damn awesome." The rail behind him was exploding at any and every point, and he commented that "This happens when I'm just playing online on Tuesdays, so I'm used to it. Wait 'til you see me go deep in a $109 (tournament)." He laughed and continued, "You learn to block it out. You know when you're gonna win a pot everyone's gonna cheer for you."

Charania commented on feeling pressure coming into the day because he had a big stack, but lost a huge pot to Katz to start the day. He came into the final table sitting in seventh in chips, but felt as though it was "an easy-going and smooth-sailing final table". He continued that it was a challenge playing with Samuel Phillips on his left with the chip lead, but once Phillips was eliminated he felt as though he had more breathing room.

Charania doubled with ace-queen after Ageloff four-bet shoved with ten-nine off suit, and talked about how that was the most important all-in that gave him a 2-to-1 chip lead three-handed. After that, he kept chipping away and eventually sealed the deal.

Cary Katz is a decorated player in his own right, boasting $11.1 million in earnings, with his biggest cash coming from his fifth place finish in the €1 million Big One For One Drop in Monte Carlo in 2016 for $1.9 million USD. He also has a second seven-figure score after coming in eighth place in the $1 million Big One For One Drop in 2014 for $1,306,667. To add to these numbers, Katz also has nine wins in a combination of High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments between the Bellagio and Aria. Katz has come close to winning a bracelet before when he finished as the runner-up in the $5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em event in 2013, losing to Davidi Kitai. It is safe to say it will not be a surprise if Katz finally wins himself a bracelet at some point during his impressive poker career.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayer NameCountryPrize (USD)
1Mohsin CharaniaUnited States$364,438
2Cary KatzUnited States$225,181
3Brandon AgeloffUnited States$161,844
4Andy FrankenbergerUnited States$117,611
5Mikhail RudoyRussia$86,424
6Samuel PhillipsUnited States$64,226
7Ian SteinmanUnited States$48,276
8Yanki KoppelUnited States$36,708
9Milan SimkoCzech Republic$28,239

This $1,500 event attracted many of the top pros and they didn't shy away from making the presence known. Some of those to make the money include Rainer Kempe (15th place - $17,316), Jason Mercier (17th place - $13,807), Richard Seymour (24th place - $11,144), Eugene Katchalov (35th place - $9,107), Dan Heimiller (44th place - $7,536), Tony Dunst (96th place - $3,177), Jesse Sylvia (120th place - $2,884), Barry Greenstein (156th place - $2,477), and Jeff Madsen (187th place - $2,346).

Final Table Summary

When the final table got underway, it was Rudoy and Phillips who set the pace with their aggressive play. Milan Simko (9th place - $28,239) was quiet for his short-lived time on the main stage and eventually got his chips in the middle with    against Rudoy's   . The flop came     and Rudoy never looked back. After a series of double-ups among the small stacks, it would be Yanki Koppel (8th place - $36,708) to fall next. Koppel lost most of his chips to Frankenberger and then, in the next hand, was sent to the rail.

Ian Steinman (7th place - $48,276) was next to drop after getting it all-in with    against the    of Ageloff. Ageloff flopped quad queens and Steinman hit the rail next. The start-of-day chip leader, Samuel Phillips (6th place - $64,226), could not win any flips today and found himself as the short stack on the table. Phillips was all-in against Charania but could not connect with the board. Ageloff had a run of cards to get most of the chips in play, including the elimination of Mikhail Rudoy (5th place - $86,424). Rudoy held    against Ageloff's   . The board ran out       and Rudoy was ousted.

Unfortunately for Andy Frankenberger (4th place - $117,611), he could not find a hand for the last couple levels and was dwindled down to just one big blind. When he finally tabled a hand it was too late as he ran into the pocket sevens of Katz. Brandon Ageloff (3rd place - $161,844) began three-handed play with most of the chips but lost a big hand when he four-bet jammed with ten-high and Charania snapped him off with ace-queen. That turned the tide as Ageloff became the new short-stack. He was eventually busted when Charania flopped a straight against his pocket kings and that set up heads-up play.

That wraps everything up for another event at the WSOP, but continue following along with the PokerNews reporting team for all of the live updates on future events.

06/29/17 11:40:40 PM PST
 
Cary Katz Eliminated in 2nd Place ($225,181)
 

Cary Katz

Hand #169: Katz raised all-in for just under 1,000,000 on the button and Charania instantly called. Katz tabled    and Charania was in a dominating position with   .

The flop came     and Charania was still way out front. The   turn card gave Katz a flush draw to hit along with a king. The   river bricked out and Katz was eliminated in 2nd place while Charania celebrated with his excited rail.

Mohsin Charania11,700,000900,000
Cary Katz0-900,000
06/29/17 11:32:36 PM PST
 
Hands #163-168: Katz is Treading Carefully
 

Hand #163: Cary Katz limped, Mohsin Charania moved all in and Katz mucked.

Hand #164: Katz got a walk.

Hand #165: Katz limped and Charania checked. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the  , Charania bet 125,000 and Katz mucked.

Hand #166: Charania limped and Katz checked. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Katz bet 200,000 and Charania folded.

Hand #167: Charania got a walk.

Hand #168: Charania limped on the button and Katz shipped all-in, forcing a fold from Charania.

Mohsin Charania10,800,0000
Cary Katz900,000-20,000
06/29/17 11:29:13 PM PST
 
Hands #158-162: Charania Chips Away at Katz
 

Hand #158: Cary Katz raised to 300,000 and Mohsin Charania called. The flop came     and both players checked to the   turn. Katz bet 200,000 and Charania called. The river was the   and both players checked. Both players had a king with no kicker and chopped the pot.

Hand #159: Charania called from the button and Katz checked. The flop was     and Katz bet 120,000. Charania called and the   came on the turn. Both players checked and the   fell on the river. Katz bet 380,000 and Charania called. Charania tabled    to win the hand.

The button was not moved.

Hand #160: Charania limped from the button and Katz checked. The flop came     and Katz checked to Charania who bet 125,000. Katz raised to 300,000 and Charania called. The turn was the   and Katz led out for 400,000. Charania raised to 2,000,000 and Katz laid his hand down.

Hand #161: Katz called from the button and Charania checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the   turn. Charania checked again and Katz bet 200,000 to take down the pot.

Hand #162: Charania moved all-in on the button and Katz folded.

Mohsin Charania10,800,0002,100,000
Cary Katz920,000-2,080,000
06/29/17 11:13:51 PM PST
 
Heads-Up Break
 

Tournament officials are bringing out the gold bracelet and setting the table up for heads-up action. Meanwhile, the two remaining players are taking a 5-minute break.

Mohsin Charania8,700,0000
Cary Katz3,000,0000
06/29/17 11:11:56 PM PST
 
Brandon Ageloff Eliminated in 3rd Place ($161,844)
 

Brandon Ageloff

Hand #157: Mohsin Charania raised to 250,000 on the button and Ageloff defended his big blind. The flop came     and Ageloff checked. Charania bet 225,000 and Ageloff check-raised to 680,000. Charania moved all in and Ageloff called.

Ageloff was at risk and very behind with   , while Charania tabled    for a straight. The turn was the   and Ageloff picked up a flush draw, but the river was the   and Ageloff was eliminated.

Mohsin Charania8,700,0002,520,000
Cary Katz3,000,000-115,000
Brandon Ageloff0-2,560,000
06/29/17 11:10:00 PM PST
 
Hand #156: Ageloff Gets No Action
 

Hand #156; Brandon Ageloff raised to 270,000 on the button and raked in the pot.

06/29/17 11:05:20 PM PST
 
Level 31 started
 
Level: 31 Blinds: 60000/120000 Ante: 20000
06/29/17 11:02:21 PM PST
 
One Last Break
 

The final three players are on their last break of the day.

Mohsin Charania holds more than half of the chips in play, with Cary Katz and Brandon Ageloff within close proximity of one another.

The remaining players will play for thirty more minutes, and if the tournament has not concluded, they will come back at noon tomorrow to play it out.

Mohsin Charania6,180,000-420,000
Cary Katz3,115,000375,000
Brandon Ageloff2,560,000-90,000
06/29/17 10:58:03 PM PST
 
Hands #153-155: Ageloff Raises Katz Twice
 

Hand #153: Mohsin Charania called from the small blind and Cary Katz checked his option. Both players checked the flop of     and the   came on the turn. Charania checked and Katz bet 150,000. Charania called and the   fell on the river. Charania checked for the third time and Katz bet 420,000. Charania called and Katz showed him the    for a full house.

Hand #154: Katz called from the small blind and Brandon Ageloff checked. The flop came     and Katz led out for 150,000 and Ageloff called. The turn was the   and Katz bet 150,000 again. Ageloff raised to 360,000 and Katz quickly called. The river was the   and Katz led out for 100,000. Ageloff shoved all-in for 1,300,000 and Katz folded.

Hand #155: Charania received a walk.

06/29/17 10:49:36 PM PST
 
Hands #148-152: Charania Keeps Raising
 

Hand #148: Mohsin Charania raised to 215,000 on the button and got no action.

Hand #149: Cary Katz limped in on the button and Charania raised to 385,000 from the big blind. Katz mucked.

Hand #150: Charania raised to 325,000 from the small blind and Katz mucked his big blind.

Hand #151: Katz raised to 300,000 from the small blind and Brandon Ageloff folded his big blind.

Hand #152: Katz raised to 200,000 on the button and Charania defended his big blind. The flop came    , Charania checked, Katz bet 250,000 and Charania folded.

06/29/17 10:43:57 PM PST
 
Hands #143-147: Chips Go Around and Around
 

Hand #143: Brandon Ageloff limped in the small blind and Mohsin Charania checked his option. The flop came     and Ageloff checked to Charania who bet 100,000. Ageloff folded and Charania scooped the pot.

Hand #144: Ageloff raised all-in from the button and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #145: Charania raised to 215,000 on the button and Katz called from the small blind along with Ageloff in the big blind. The flop came     and the action was checked to Charania who bet 240,000. Katz raised to 750,000 and Ageloff folded. Charania also folded and Katz won the hand.

Hand #146: Ageloff called from the small blind and Charania checked. The flop was     and Ageloff bet 125,000. Charania called and the   came on the turn. Both players checked to the   river and then checked again. Charania tabled    to take down the pot.

Hand #147: Ageloff raised to 200,000 and Katz called from the big blind. The flop came     and Katz checked to Ageloff who bet 130,000 to earn him the pot.

06/29/17 10:34:09 PM PST
 
Hands #138-142: Charania Keeps Chipping Away
 

Hand #138: Mohsin Charania limped from the small blind and Cary Katz checked his option in the big blind. The flop came     and Charania checked. Katz bet 200,000 and Charania called. The turn was the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Both players checked and Charania tabled    for two pair to scoop the pot.

Hand #139; Charania raised to 215,000 on the button and Brandon Ageloff defended his big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   on the turn. Ageloff checked, Charania bet 250,000 and Ageloff folded.

Hand #140: Katz raised to 250,000 on the button and Charania defended his big blind. The flop came    , Charania checked, Katz bet 200,000 and Charania mucked.

Hand #141: Ageloff moved all in on the button and got no action.

Hand #142: Katz raised to 200,000 from the small blind and Ageloff defended his big blind. The flop came     and Katz bet 250,000. Ageloff mucked.

06/29/17 10:25:43 PM PST
 
Hands #133-137: Check-Raising Works!
 

Hand #133: Cary Katz called from the small blind and Brandon Ageloff raised to 250,000. Katz called and the flop came    . Both players checked to the   turn and Katz checked again. Ageloff bet 270,000 and Katz raised to 700,000, getting a fold from Ageloff.

Hand #134: Katz raised to 250,000 on the button and Mohsin Charania called in the big blind. The flop came     and Charania checked. Katz bet 400,000 and Charania laid his hand down.

Hand #135: Charania limped from the small blind and Katz checked. The flop came     and Charania checked to Katz who bet 125,000. Charania raised to 300,000 and Katz folded.

Hand #136: Katz called from the small blind and Ageloff checked. The flop came     and Katz bet 150,000. Ageloff called and the turn was the  . Katz bet 300,000 and Ageloff shoved all-in, forcing Katz to lay his hand down.

Hand #137: Ageloff raised to 275,000 from the small blind and Charania folded his big blind.

06/29/17 10:15:29 PM PST
 
Hands #129-132: Ageloff Four-Bet Jams With Ten-High to Double Charania
 

Mohsin Charania

Hand #129: Mohsin Charania got a walk.

Hand #130: Brandon Ageloff raised to 225,000 on the button and Charania three-bet to 650,000 from the small blind. Ageloff moved all in and Charania took one last look at his cards before he quickly called for 3,195,000.

Charania was at risk with   , up against Ageloff's   .

The board ran out       and Charania doubled up to take over the chip lead.

Hand #131: Ageloff got a walk.

Hand #132: Charania got a walk.

Mohsin Charania6,600,0003,470,000
Cary Katz2,740,0001,140,000
Brandon Ageloff2,650,000-2,950,000
06/29/17 10:08:13 PM PST
 
Hands #124-128: They All Take Turns
 

Hand #124: Brandon Ageloff raised to 180,000 and Cary Katz called from the big blind. The flop came     and both players checked to the   turn and the   river. Katz bet 225,000 and Ageloff mucked his cards.

Hand #125: Cary Katz limped from the small blind and Ageloff raised to 250,000 from the big blind. Katz called and the flop came    . Katz check-called a bet of 205,000 from Ageloff and the   came on the turn. Katz checked again and Ageloff bet 340,000. Katz shoved all-in and Ageloff quickly folded.

Hand #126: Ageloff called from the small blind and Mohsin Charania checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the   turn. Ageloff checked again and Charania bet 120,000. Ageloff folded and Charania raked in a pot.

Hand #127: Ageloff raised to 225,000 and Charania re-raised to 650,000 from the small blind. Ageloff folded.

Hand #128: Charania raised to 215,000 on the button and Ageloff called from the big blind. The flop came     and Ageloff checked to Charania who bet 135,000. Ageloff called and the turn was the  . Both players checked to the   on the river and Ageloff led out for 330,000. Charania folded and the pot was shipped to Ageloff.

06/29/17 10:00:35 PM PST
 
Level 30 started
 
Level: 30 Blinds: 50000/100000 Ante: 15000
06/29/17 09:58:51 PM PST
 
Andy Frankenberger Eliminated in 4th Place ($117,611)
 

Andy Frankenberger

Hand #123: Cary Katz raised to 200,000 from under the gun. Andy Frankenberger called for his remaining 70,000, and Charania called from the big blind.

The flop came    . Charania checked, and Katz bet 250,000. Charania folded.

Katz won the side pot, and Frankenberger was at risk with   , in a flip with Katz's   . The turn was the   and the river was the  , sending Frankenberger to the rail in fourth place.

Cary Katz1,600,000300,000
Andy Frankenberger0-80,000
06/29/17 09:53:57 PM PST
 
Hands #118-122: Frankenberger Folds Down to One Big Blind
 

Hand #118: Mohsin Charania raised to 175,000 from under the gun, and Andy Frankenberger mucked seven-deuce in the big blind.

Hand #119: Cary Katz raised to 200,000, and Brandon Ageloff called on the button. Charania defended his big blind. The flop came    , and all three players checked to the   on the turn. Charania led out for 240,000 and got no action.

Hand #120: Ageloff raised to 200,000 from under the gun and got no action.

Hand #121: Katz limped, and Ageloff checked his option. The flop came    , Katz checked, Ageloff bet 90,000, and Katz called. The turn was the  , and Katz checked again. Ageloff bet 160,000 this time, and Katz called again. The river was the  , and both players checked. Katz tabled    for two pair and scooped the pot.

Hand #122: Ageloff raised to 300,000 from the small blind, and Frankenberger mucked his big blind, leaving himself with just 80,000 behind.

06/29/17 09:44:57 PM PST
 
Hands #113-117: Frankenberger Left with Four Big Blinds
 

Hand #113: Mohsin Charania limped on the button, and Cary Katz moved all in from the small blind. The big blind and Charania both folded.

Hand #114: Brandon Ageloff raised all in from the small blind, and Andy Frankenberger folded the big blind with just 360,000 left behind.

Hand #115: Charania got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #116: Charania limped in from the small blind, and Katz checked his option. The flop came    , and both players checked to the   turn. Charania bet 100,000, and Katz folded.

Hand #117: Katz raised to 200,000 from the small blind, and Ageloff called from the big blind. The flop was    , and Katz led out for 260,000. Ageloff laid his hand down.

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