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

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Sunday, July 02, 2017

Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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07/02/17 06:13:10 PM PST (about 138 days and 10 hours ago)
 
Andres Korn Becomes Second Argentinian to Win WSOP Gold, Takes Down Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
 

Andres Korn Wins Event 56!

Andres Korn just became the second-ever WSOP bracelet winner from Argentina, the first being Ivan Luca in 2015. Korn beat out a field of 623 players to win Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $618,285 and the elusive gold bracelet.

Korn nearly doubled his recorded career tournament earnings with this score, and it was around six times the payday of his previous biggest cash to date. But for Korn, the win was less about the money.

"The bracelet weighs so much more," he said. "I wasn't even looking at the pay jumps; I was just focused on the bracelet. For us who play poker, this is the glory. And you don't get that many chances to play for it." Not that the money isn't nice, of course. He added, "The money's beautiful, but my main thing was the bracelet."

Korn came into the final table with the chip lead, and he immediately went to work. The first four eliminations came in the first level of play, and Korn was responsible for the first two — Sergio Cabrera in ninth place, and Mark Zullo in eighth place. In both hands, Korn called to put his opponent at risk with a pocket pair against two overcards and held up, improving to a set on the flop with pocket eights against Zullo. Pete Chen knocked out the next two players to gain some ground on Korn, and they were down to five players before the second level of the day.

In the next level, Korn eliminated Mike Sowers in fifth place and Marton Czuczor in fourth place to take a commanding lead into three-handed play. Against Sowers, Korn spiked a jack with queen-jack to beat ace-nine suited, and he flopped another set with pocket eights against Czuczor's ace-jack suited to send him to the rail.

Korn dominated three-handed play, maintaining a 2:1 chip lead over the next-biggest stack throughout. After he eliminated Thomas Boivin in third place by winning yet another flip with queen-seven against Boivin's pocket fives, Korn entered heads-up play against Chen with a chip lead of more than 2:1.

Korn ran good at the final table, as he explained: "It was beautiful. I connected with every flop. I won every flip. The cards just kept coming my way. It was amazing." Korn said he felt good going into heads-up, as he has a lot of experience playing heads-up online, and then he just kept connecting with the flop.

In heads-up play, Korn kept the pressure on Chen, grinding him down slowly. Chen doubled up once after getting short-stacked, but Korn got him back down to around 1,000,000 chips soon after. In the final hand of the match, Korn shoved on the button with eight-nine suited, and Chen called with king-nine. Chen was in good shape to double up again, but Korn once again out-flopped his opponent (with top two pair this time), then held on to eliminate Chen in second place and win the tournament.

If Korn's favorite hand wasn't pocket eights before, it just may be now. Korn flopped two sets with eights to eliminate two players at the final table, then paired his eight in the last hand for his first win in the States.

Korn commented, "After today, with any eights, actually. I had the eight-nine in the last hand. All my friends were shouting, 'This is the day of the eights!' It worked out."

When asked if he will be playing the Main Event, Korn said he definitely would. "I've been having a good year. This is like the fifth tournament I have won this year. I'm running hot."

With two WSOP Main Event cashes to his credit, Korn hopes for his good run to continue into the most prestigious event in poker, which begins next week.

Here are the complete final table results:

Final Table Results

PlacePlayer NameCountryPrize (USD)
1Andres KornArgentina$618,285
2Pete ChenTaiwan$382,122
3Thomas BoivinBelgium$264,306
4Marton CzuczorHungary$185,794
5Mike SowersUnited States$132,767
6Simon LamUnited States$96,472
7Andy SpearsUnited States$71,300
8Mark ZulloUnited States$53,615
9Sergio CabreraSpain$41,031
07/02/17 05:11:03 PM PST (about 138 days and 11 hours ago)
 
Pete Chen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($382,122)
 

Pete Chen

Hand #138: Andres Korn open-jammed, and Pete Chen called, putting himself at risk.

Pete Chen:   
Andres Korn:   

Chen was in great position to double up until the flop came    . Korn flopped two pair and took the lead. The   on the turn gave Chen some chop outs, but it was not to be as the   completed the board. Andres Korn became the latest WSOP champion.

Chen received $382,122 for his runner-up finish, while Korn banked an impressive $618,285 for the victory.

Andres Korn15,575,0001,380,000
Pete Chen0-1,380,000
07/02/17 05:01:10 PM PST (about 138 days and 11 hours ago)
 
Hands #133-137: Chen Enters the Danger Zone
 

Hand #133: Pete Chen gave Andres Korn a walk.

Hand #134: Korn limped, and Chen moved all in. Korn folded.

Hand #135: Korn got a walk.

Hand #136: Korn open-jammed, and Chen folded.

Hand #137: Chen open-jammed and took the pot.

07/02/17 04:53:34 PM PST (about 138 days and 11 hours ago)
 
Hands #128-132: Korn Keeps Dominating
 

Hand #128: Andres Korn completed on the button, and Pete Chen checked his option. The flop was    . Chen checked, Korn bet 130,000, and Chen folded.

Hand #129: Chen raised to 240,000 on the button, and Korn called. The flop was    , and both players checked. On the   turn, Korn bet 160,000, and Chen called. The river was the  , and Korn bet 160,000. Chen called and tabled the best hand to win the pot.

Hand #130: Korn raised to 250,000 on the button, and Chen folded.

Hand #131: Chen raised to 240,000, and Korn called. The flop came    , and Korn checked. Chen bet 250,000, and Korn check-raised to 685,000. Chen confirmed the raise amount and called. The turn was the  , and Korn moved all in. Chen double-checked his hole cards and folded.

Hand #132: Korn moved all in on the button, and Chen folded.

Andres Korn14,195,000940,000
Pete Chen1,380,000-940,000
07/02/17 04:45:11 PM PST (about 138 days and 11 hours ago)
 
Hands #123-127: Korn Extends His Lead
 

Hand #123: Pete Chen opened to 250,000, and Andres Korn defended, bringing a flop of    . Korn checked, and Chen continued for 150,000. Korn called. The turn was the  , and Korn checked once again. Chen checked, as well, and the   was delivered on the river for free. Korn bet 150,000, and Chen folded.

Hand #124: Korn limped, and Chen checked to see a     flop. Chen checked, and Korn bet 130,000, winning the pot.

Hand #125: Chen opened to 250,000, Korn three-bet to 645,000, and Chen folded.

Hand #126: Chen got a walk.

Hand #127: Korn got a walk.

Andres Korn13,255,000830,000
Pete Chen2,320,000-830,000
07/02/17 04:34:11 PM PST (about 138 days and 11 hours ago)
 
Level 31 started
 
Level: 31 Blinds: 60000/120000 Ante: 20000
07/02/17 04:22:25 PM PST (about 138 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Chip Counts on the Second Break of the Day
 

The two finalists have completed their fourth level of the day and have been rewarded with a 15-minute break.

Here is how they are currently stacked up:

Andres Korn12,425,0002,035,000
Pete Chen3,150,000-2,035,000
07/02/17 04:21:52 PM PST (about 138 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Hands #116-122: Korn Pulling Away
 

Hand #116: Andres Korn raised to 200,000 on the button, and Pete Chen made it 600,000 from the big blind. Korn called, and the flop was    . Chen checked, Korn bet 575,000, and Chen folded.

Hand #117: Chen completed on the button, and Korn checked his option. The flop came    , and Korn check-called a bet of 125,000 from Chen. On the   turn, both players checked, and the river was the  . Korn bet 165,000, and Chen called. Korn showed an eight for two pair, eights and deuces, good for the pot.

Hand #118: Korn completed, and Chen checked. The flop was    , and Chen check-called a bet of 140,000 from Korn. The turn was the  , and both players checked. On the   river, both players checked again. Neither player had a spade in their hand, so both were playing the board for a chopped pot.

Hand #119: Chen completed on the button, and Korn checked. The flop came    , and Korn checked-called a bet of 100,000 from Chen. They both checked the   turn, and on the   river, Korn bet 385,000. Chen folded, and Korn took down the pot.

Hand #120: Korn raised to 200,000 on the button, and Chen folded.

Hand #121: Chen completed on the button, and Korn raised to 365,000 in the big blind. Chen called, and they saw a flop of    . Korn bet 525,000, and Chen called. The turn was the  , and Korn bet 790,000. Chen folded and asked Korn to show the bluff. Korn showed the   before raking in the pot.

Hand #122: Korn completed on the button, and Chen raised to 400,000 in the big blind. Korn quickly folded, and Chen won the pot.

07/02/17 04:12:16 PM PST (about 138 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Hands #114-115: Chen Doubles Up
 

Pete Chen

Hand #114: Andres Korn opened to 200,000, and Pete Chen defended. The flop came    , and Chen check-folded to a bet of 225,000 from Korn.

Hand #115: Chen opened to 225,000, and Korn three-bet to 555,000. Chen called. The flop was    , and Korn continued for 375,000. Chen raised to 750,000, and Korn made it 2,000,000 to go. Chen four-bet jammed, and Korn called.

Chen:   
Korn:   

The board ran out   and  , giving Chen his flush and a huge double-up. Chen's all-in was for 2,070,000.

Andres Korn10,390,000-2,425,000
Pete Chen5,185,0002,425,000
07/02/17 04:02:10 PM PST (about 138 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Hands #109-113: Korn Dominating
 

Norberto Korn

Hand #109: Pete Chen raised to 200,000 on the button, and Andres Korn called. The flop was    , and Korn checked. Chen bet 200,000, and Korn called. On the   turn, Korn checked again, and Chen checked back. The river was the  , and Korn bet out 380,000. Chen called.

Korn showed an eight for a pair of eights and took down the pot.

Hand #110: Korn completed on the button, and Chen raised to 350,000 in the big blind. Korn called, and they went to the flop of    . Chen bet 225,000, and Korn called. On the   turn, Chen checked, and Korn bet 255,000. Chen folded, and Korn won the pot.

Hand #111: Chen raised to 200,000 on the button, and Korn called. The flop was    , and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Korn bet 225,000. Chen called.

The river was the  , and Korn bet 480,000. Chen folded, and Korn won that one, too.

Hand #112: Korn completed on the button, and Chen checked his option. The flop was    , and they both checked. The turn was the  . Chen checked, and Korn bet 135,000. Chen called. The river was the  . Chen checked, and Korn bet 485,000. Chen folded, and Korn took the pot.

Hand #113: Chen raised to 225,000 on the button, and Korn called in the big blind. The flop was    , and Korn checked. Chen bet 200,000, and Korn let it go.

Andres Korn12,815,0001,885,000
Pete Chen2,760,000-1,885,000
07/02/17 04:00:00 PM PST (about 139 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Final Table - Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
 

Meet the final table of Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em. These are the nine players are all playing for $618,285 and a WSOP gold bracelet.

07/02/17 03:51:11 PM PST (about 139 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Hands #104-108: Chen Gets Some Back
 

Hand #104: Andres Korn opened to 200,000 and Pete Chen defended. The flop came     and both checked to the turn  . Korn bet 235,000 and Chen folded.

Hand #105: Chen opened and Korn three-bet to 580,000. Chen made the call. The flop fanned out     and Korn checked. Chen checked as well and the   fell on the turn. Korn checked again, as did Chen.

The river was the   and Korn checked once more. Chen bet 400,000 and, after a few moments, Korn called. Chen tabled    for top pair and Korn mucked.

Hand #106: Korn limped and Chen checked, seeing a     flop. Both players checked to see the   and checked again, getting the   for free as well. Both players checked on the river and Chen took down the pot with   .

Hand #107: Korn was given a walk.

Hand #108: Korn opened to 200,000 and Chen folded.

Andres Korn10,930,000-715,000
Pete Chen4,645,000715,000
07/02/17 03:42:59 PM PST (about 139 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Hands #99-103: Korn with the Five-Bet Shove
 

Hand #99: Pete Chen raised to 200,000 on the button and Andres Korn three-bet to 580,000 in the big blind. Chen four-bet to 1,225,000 and Korn quickly moved all in. Chen looked at Korn and folded his hand.

Hand #100: Korn folded his button, giving Chen a walk.

Hand #101: Chen raised to 200,000 on the button and Korn called. The flop was     and they both checked. The turn was the  . Korn checked, Chen bet 200,000, and Korn folded.

Hand #102: Korn raised to 200,000 on the button and Chen called. On the     flop, Chen checked and Korn bet 230,000. Chen called and the turn was the  . Chen checked again and Korn checked back. The river was the   and they both checked. Chen showed    for a pair of kings, good for the pot.

Hand #103: Chen raised to 200,000 and Korn called. The flop was     and Korn checked. Chen bet 200,000 and Korn let it go.

Andres Korn11,645,000325,000
Pete Chen3,930,000-325,000
07/02/17 03:36:48 PM PST (about 139 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Hands #94-98: Korn Climbs a Bit
 

Hand #94: Andres Korn opened to 225,000 and Pete Chen folded.

Hand #95: Chen opened and Korn folded.

Hand #96: Korn limped and Chen checked his option, bringing a     flop. Korn bet 115,000 and Chen folded.

Hand #97: Chen opened to 200,000 and Korn defended. The flop came     and Korn check-called a bet of 125,000 from Chen. The turn was the   and both players checked to see the river  . Korn bet 335,000 and Chen folded.

Hand #98: Chen got a walk.

Andres Korn11,320,000390,000
Pete Chen4,255,000-390,000
07/02/17 03:34:08 PM PST (about 139 days and 12 hours ago)
 
Level 30 started
 
Level: 30 Blinds: 50000/100000 Ante: 15000
07/02/17 03:25:56 PM PST (about 139 days and 13 hours ago)
 
Heads-Up Chip Counts
 
Andres Korn10,930,0000
Pete Chen4,645,000145,000
07/02/17 03:25:50 PM PST (about 139 days and 13 hours ago)
 
Thomas Boivin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($264,306)
 

Thomas Boivin

Hand #93: It folded to Andres Korn in the small blind and he put forward enough chips to put Thomas Boivin to an all-in decision in the big blind. Boivin quickly called for his remaining stack of 1,065,000 and he was at risk.

Boivin:   
Korn:   

Boivin was ahead with his pair of fives, but Korn made a pair of queens on the     flop to take the lead. Boivin was looking for one of the two remaining fives in the deck, but he didn't find one on the   turn or the   river.

Boivin was the third-place finisher, taking home $264,306 for his efforts.

Andres Korn10,930,0001,030,000
Thomas Boivin0-1,100,000
07/02/17 03:16:44 PM PST (about 139 days and 13 hours ago)
 
Hands #87-92: Boivin Takes a Dive
 

Hand #87: Andres Korn limped from the small blind and Boivin checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked to the  . Korn bet 160,000 and Boivin called. Korn fired again on the river   with a bet of 385,000 and Boivin fold

Hand #88: Boivin opened to 225,000 from the small blind and Chen defended. A     flop fanned out, Boivin bet 150,000, and Chen called. The turn card was the  , Chen bet 300,000, and Boivin check-called.

The river was the   and Boivin checked. Chen bet 600,000 and Boivin went into the tank. After a few moments, Boivin eventually folded, and Chen was awarded the pot.

Hand #89: Boivin opened to 160,000 on the button and Korn three-bet to 1,800,000, forcing a fold from Boivin.

Hand #90: Chen opened to 175,000 on the button, Korn three-bet to 515,000, and Chen folded.

Hand #91: Chen was given a walk.

Hand #92: Chen completed in the small blind and Andres Korn checked his option. The flop was    . Chen checked and Korn bet 145,000. Chen called and the   came on the turn. Both players checked. The river was the   and Chen bet out 300,000. Korn folded and the pot went to Chen.

Andres Korn9,900,000170,000
Pete Chen4,500,000660,000
Thomas Boivin1,100,000-950,000
07/02/17 03:06:52 PM PST (about 139 days and 13 hours ago)
 
Hands #82-86: Chen Building
 

Hand #82: Andres Korn raised to 165,000 on the button and Pete Chen called in the big blind. The flop came     and they both checked. On the   turn, Chen checked, Korn bet 205,000, and Chen folded.

Hand #83: Chen raised to 200,000 in the small blind and Korn called in the big blind. the flop was     and Chen checked. Korn bet 210,000 and Chen called. On the   turn, both players checked and the river was the  , pairing the board. They both checked again and Chen tabled    for fours and sixes with a king kicker. Korn showed the   before mucking his hand.

Hand #84: Chen raised to 170,000 on the button and Thomas Boivin called in the big blind. The flop was     and Boivin checked. Chen checked back and the turn was the  . Boivin led 150,000 and Chen folded.

Hand #85: Boivin completed in the small blind and Chen raised to 305,000 in the big blind. Boivin called and the flop was    . Boivin checked and Chen checked back. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the   and Boivin checked again. Chen bet 225,000 this time and Boivin called.

Chen showed    for the wheel and that was good for the pot.

Hand #86: Chen raised to 210,000 in the small blind and Korn called in the big blind. The flop came     and they both checked. They also checked the   turn and the   river. Chen had a seven in his hand for a pair of sevens, and that was good for the pot.

Andres Korn9,730,0001,530,000
Pete Chen3,840,0001,240,000
Thomas Boivin2,050,000-1,225,000
07/02/17 02:51:09 PM PST (about 139 days and 13 hours ago)
 
Hands #77-81: A Pot for Everyone
 

Hand #77: Thomas Boivin opened to 160,000 on the button. Pete Chen three-bet to 425,000 from the small blind and won the pot.

Hand #78: Andres Korn limped from the small blind and Boivin checked, bringing a     flop. Both players checked and the   came on the turn. Korn bet 135,000 and Boivin called.The river was the   and Korn bet 435,000, winning the pot.

Hand #79: Boivin opened to 230,000 from the small blind when Chen folded his big blind.

Hand #80: Boivin opened to 160,000 on the button and Chen three-bet to 425,000 from the small blind. Boivin folded.

Hand #81: Boivin was given a walk.

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