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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 02:11:54 PM PST
Max Pescatori Doubles Through Ryan Leng

Ryan Leng opened the pot and it folded round to Max Pescatori who moved all in for exactly 200,000. Leng gave it some thought before he called.

Leng groaned when he saw Pescatori show his   , but Pescatori wasn't exactly delighted when he saw the    of Leng.

"I won my first bracelet with that hand," Pescatori said. "Don't do it."

The board ran out a safe       and Pescatori defeated his memorable hand to double up.

Ryan Leng1,250,000-200,000
Max Pescatori400,000-40,000
06/19/17 02:01:43 PM PST
Final 18 Redraw and Counts
SeatTable 700Table 701
1Joseph KentMelissa Gillett
2Victor KimGrant Denison
3James PoperRonald Massetti
4Noah VaillancourtTom Hall
5Kami HudsonRon Rosenberg
6Arkadiy TsinisChristopher Frank
7Pratyush BuddigaMax Pescatori
8Luigi CurcioMichael Gagliano
9Georgios SotiropoulosRyan Leng
Pratyush Buddiga1,500,0000
Ryan Leng1,450,00080,000
Christopher Frank1,270,000-130,000
Michael Gagliano1,200,0000
Georgios Sotiropoulos1,050,0000
Grant Denison950,000517,000
Noah Vaillancourt680,000112,000
James Poper625,000-25,000
Arkadiy Tsinis585,000-34,000
Kami Hudson550,000-200,000
Tom Hall490,000-55,000
Luigi Curcio450,000171,000
Ronald Massetti430,000-36,000
Ron Rosenberg400,000-240,000
Melissa Gillett391,00061,000
Joseph Kent345,000-120,000
Max Pescatori185,00037,000
Victor Kim105,000-20,000
06/19/17 01:55:15 PM PST
Blake Bohn Eliminated in 19th Place ($11,858)

Blake Bohn - 19th Place

Michael Gagliano opened and then called a shove for around 16 big blinds from Blake Bohn.

Blake Bohn:   
Michael Gagliano:   

The board ran out      , giving Gagliano the hand and eliminating Bohn just shy of the final two tables.

Michael Gagliano1,200,000380,000
Blake Bohn0-364,000
06/19/17 01:31:54 PM PST
Break Time

The level has concluded and players are now taking their first 15-minute break of the day.

06/19/17 01:29:58 PM PST
Sotiropoulos Chases Two

Georgios Sotiropoulos (small blind), Luigi Curcio (big blind) and Ronald Massetti (middle position) saw a     flop in a hand that stretched well into the break. Everyone checked, and the   arrived on the turn. Sotiropoulos bet out 74,000 and got two calls. On the   river, he fired again for what looked like 280,000. Curcio tanked a bit and folded, and Massetti quickly followed suit.

Georgios Sotiropoulos1,050,000150,000
Ronald Massetti466,000-134,000
Luigi Curcio279,00019,000
06/19/17 01:14:13 PM PST
Double Up For Luigi Curcio

Ron Massetti opened for 38,000 and big blind Luigi Curcio called in the big blind from his short stack.

The flop was     Massetti bet 45,000 and Curcio check-raised all in. Masetti thought for a while and called.

Luigi Curcio:   
Ron Massetti:   

The turn was the   and the river the  , and with the better pair Curcio earned the double-up.

Ronald Massetti600,000-155,000
Luigi Curcio260,000-66,000
06/19/17 01:06:41 PM PST
Christopher Frank Playing Ranges

Georgios Sotiropoulos opened from middle position for 32,000 before Christopher Frank three-bet to 93,000 from the button and the blinds folded.

Sotiropoulos thought for a couple of minutes before he four-bet to 285,000.

Frank folded and showed the   saying, "So bad, playing ranges."

Christopher Frank1,400,000-100,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos900,00098,000
06/19/17 01:01:16 PM PST
Buddiga Takes Huge Pot from Rosenberg

Two players limped in, and Ron Rosenberg raised to 60,000 in the small blind. Ryan Leng, who limped under the gun, called, as did Pratyush Buddiga on the button. Rosenberg bet 100,000 on the     flop, and Buddiga was the only taker. Buddiga called another barrel of 225,000 on the   turn, then both checked the   river.

Rosenberg rolled over   , but Buddiga had outflopped him with    and took the pot.

Pratyush Buddiga1,500,000450,000
Ron Rosenberg640,000-522,000
06/19/17 12:59:21 PM PST
Christopher Kostoulas Eliminated in 20th Place ($11,858)

Christopher Kostoulas - 20th Place

Christopher Kostoulas was all in from the big blind for what looked like about 340,000 when we got to his table. He was at risk against Kami Hudson in the small blind.


The flop brought    , giving some help to Kostoulas with a flush draw. Red bricks fell on the turn ( ) and river ( ) though, and Hudson eliminated Kostoulas.

Kami Hudson750,000235,000
Christopher Kostoulas0-441,000
06/19/17 12:52:45 PM PST
Chang Luo Eliminated in 21st Place ($11,858)

Chang Luo - 21st Place

Chang Luo moved all in from under the gun and it folded to Melissa Gillett in the big blind who called with the bigger stack to put Luo at risk.

Chang Luo:   
Melissa Gillett:   

The board ran out a dramatic      , the flop shooting Luo ahead but the final two cards giving Gillett trips to finally finish off Luo.

Melissa Gillett330,0005,000
Chang Luo0-104,000
06/19/17 12:43:47 PM PST
Rory Hayes Eliminated in 22nd Place ($11,858)

Rory Hayes - 22nd Place

Pratyush Buddiga opened for a min-raise in the hijack, and Rory Hayes jammed from the big blind. Buddiga called instantly and flipped over   . Hayes was at risk for about 275,000 with   . No nine appeared as       rolled off the deck, and Hayes is the first elimination of the day.

Pratyush Buddiga1,050,000293,000
Rory Hayes0-276,000
06/19/17 12:38:20 PM PST
Melissa Gillett Doubles Up

Melissa Gillett

Action folded to Melissa Gillett in the small blind who completed and Chang Luo checked his option.

The flop was    . Gillett checked and Luo bet 25,000. Gillett responded by check-raising all in and Luo called.

Melissa Gillett:   
Chang Luo:   .

The turn was the   and the river the  . Trips for Gillett and a double through Luo.

Melissa Gillett325,000140,000
Chang Luo104,000-206,000
06/19/17 12:26:43 PM PST
Frank Checks a Set Back

Tom Hall and Christopher Frank played a three-bet pot with the former having raised under the gun and the latter reraising on the button. Both checked a     flop, and the   hit the turn. Hall bet 90,000 and Frank called. The river   made four to a straight, and both players wound up checking.

Hall turned over   , but it was no match for the    held by Frank.

Christopher Frank1,500,000397,000
Tom Hall545,000-113,000
06/19/17 12:24:15 PM PST
Hayes Doubles Through Rosenberg

Rory Hayes pushed all in from middle position for 120,000 after Ronald Rosenberg opened under the gun. Rosenberg called with    and it was off to the races against   . The flip went Hayes' way as the board ran out      . Hayes survives while Rosenberg still has just over 1 million.

Ron Rosenberg [Ronald Rosenberg]1,012,0001,012,000
Rory Hayes276,000129,000
06/19/17 12:16:49 PM PST
Chang Luo Doubles Up

Chang Luo

Melissa Gillett opened the action and Chang Luo moved all in from the button for 153,000. The blinds folded and after asking for a count, Gillett called.

Chang Luo:   
Melissa Gillett:   

"I've got to win one race," Luo said. "You've lost a few," another player said in agreement, referring to two hands late last night in which Luo lost flips.

The board ran out      , meaning Luo did win one by hitting his eight to double through Gillett.

Chang Luo310,000131,000
Melissa Gillett185,000-147,000
06/19/17 09:56:46 AM PST
Welcome to the Final Day of Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Chip leader Ryan Leng

The original field of 1,698 players has now been reduced to just 22 in Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em and they will play down to a winner today in the Brasilia room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino as the 2017 World Series of Poker continues.

One of these players will a WSOP gold bracket and a huge payday of $384,833. Ryan Leng from the United States leads the way with 1,370,000, but it really is anyone's game as there are several players close behind him with many tough competitors to outlast, not the least of which being four-time bracelet winner Max Pescatori.

Other notables to have made it through a stacked field are U.S. players Pratyush Buddiga, Michael Gagliano and Grant Denison, Tom Hall from the U.K., and Germany's Christopher Frank. Check out the full seat draw to start Day 3 below.

Cards are back in the air at 12 noon today local time and the PokerNews live reporting team will bring your all the drama from the felt including exclusive hand-for-hand coverage from the official final table. Make sure to keep it here so you don't miss a moment of the action.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7001Georgios SotiropoulosGreece802,00067
Brasilia7004Luigi CurcioUnited States326,00027
Brasilia7005Christopher FrankGermany1,103,00092
Brasilia7006Noah VaillancourtCanada568,00047
Brasilia7007Ronald MassettiUnited States755,00063
Brasilia7008Tom HallUnited Kingdom658,00055
Brasilia7009Victor KimUnited States125,00010
Brasilia7011Pratyush BuddigaUnited States757,00063
Brasilia7012Ron RosenbergUnited States1,162,00097
Brasilia7013Blake BohnUnited States364,00030
Brasilia7014Ryan LengUnited States1,370,000114
Brasilia7015Rory HayesUnited States147,00012
Brasilia7017Max PescatoriItaly386,00032
Brasilia7018James PoperUnited States312,00026
Brasilia7019Michael GaglianoUnited States820,00068
Brasilia7021Christopher KostoulasUnited States441,00037
Brasilia7022Arkadiy TsinisUnited States619,00052
Brasilia7023Melissa GillettAustralia332,00028
Brasilia7025Chang LuoUnited States179,00015
Brasilia7027Grant DenisonUnited States433,00036
Brasilia7028Joseph KentUnited States465,00039
Brasilia7029Kami HudsonUnited States515,00043
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