06/19/17 02:11:54 PM PST (about 126 days and 3 hours ago)
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 Leng||1,250,000||-200,000 |
|Max Pescatori||400,000||-40,000 |06/19/17 02:01:43 PM PST (about 126 days and 4 hours ago)
Final 18 Redraw and Counts
|Seat||Table 700||Table 701|
|1||Joseph Kent||Melissa Gillett|
|2||Victor Kim||Grant Denison|
|3||James Poper||Ronald Massetti|
|4||Noah Vaillancourt||Tom Hall|
|5||Kami Hudson||Ron Rosenberg|
|6||Arkadiy Tsinis||Christopher Frank|
|7||Pratyush Buddiga||Max Pescatori|
|8||Luigi Curcio||Michael Gagliano|
|9||Georgios Sotiropoulos||Ryan Leng|
|Pratyush Buddiga||1,500,000||0 |
|Ryan Leng||1,450,000||80,000 |
|Christopher Frank||1,270,000||-130,000 |
|Michael Gagliano||1,200,000||0 |
|Georgios Sotiropoulos||1,050,000||0 |
|Grant Denison||950,000||517,000 |
|Noah Vaillancourt||680,000||112,000 |
|James Poper||625,000||-25,000 |
|Arkadiy Tsinis||585,000||-34,000 |
|Kami Hudson||550,000||-200,000 |
|Tom Hall||490,000||-55,000 |
|Luigi Curcio||450,000||171,000 |
|Ronald Massetti||430,000||-36,000 |
|Ron Rosenberg||400,000||-240,000 |
|Melissa Gillett||391,000||61,000 |
|Joseph Kent||345,000||-120,000 |
|Max Pescatori||185,000||37,000 |
|Victor Kim||105,000||-20,000 |06/19/17 01:55:15 PM PST (about 126 days and 4 hours ago)
Blake Bohn Eliminated in 19th Place ($11,858)
Michael Gagliano opened and then called a shove for around 16 big blinds from Blake Bohn.
The board ran out , giving Gagliano the hand and eliminating Bohn just shy of the final two tables.
|Michael Gagliano||1,200,000||380,000 |
|Blake Bohn||0||-364,000 |06/19/17 01:31:54 PM PST (about 126 days and 4 hours ago)
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 (about 126 days and 4 hours ago)
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 Sotiropoulos||1,050,000||150,000 |
|Ronald Massetti||466,000||-134,000 |
|Luigi Curcio||279,000||19,000 |06/19/17 01:14:13 PM PST (about 126 days and 4 hours ago)
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.
The turn was the and the river the , and with the better pair Curcio earned the double-up.
|Ronald Massetti||600,000||-155,000 |
|Luigi Curcio||260,000||-66,000 |06/19/17 01:06:41 PM PST (about 126 days and 4 hours ago)
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 Frank||1,400,000||-100,000 |
|Georgios Sotiropoulos||900,000||98,000 |06/19/17 01:01:16 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
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 Buddiga||1,500,000||450,000 |
|Ron Rosenberg||640,000||-522,000 |06/19/17 12:59:21 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
Christopher Kostoulas Eliminated in 20th Place ($11,858)
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 Hudson||750,000||235,000 |
|Christopher Kostoulas||0||-441,000 |06/19/17 12:52:45 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
Chang Luo Eliminated in 21st Place ($11,858)
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.
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 Gillett||330,000||5,000 |
|Chang Luo||0||-104,000 |06/19/17 12:43:47 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
Rory Hayes Eliminated in 22nd Place ($11,858)
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 Buddiga||1,050,000||293,000 |
|Rory Hayes||0||-276,000 |06/19/17 12:38:20 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
Melissa Gillett Doubles Up
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.
Chang Luo: .
The turn was the and the river the . Trips for Gillett and a double through Luo.
|Melissa Gillett||325,000||140,000 |
|Chang Luo||104,000||-206,000 |06/19/17 12:26:43 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
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 Frank||1,500,000||397,000 |
|Tom Hall||545,000||-113,000 |06/19/17 12:24:15 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
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]||1,012,000||1,012,000 |
|Rory Hayes||276,000||129,000 |06/19/17 12:16:49 PM PST (about 126 days and 5 hours ago)
Chang Luo Doubles Up
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.
"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 Luo||310,000||131,000 |
|Melissa Gillett||185,000||-147,000 |06/19/17 09:56:46 AM PST (about 126 days and 8 hours ago)
Welcome to the Final Day of Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||700||4||Luigi Curcio||United States||326,000||27|
|Brasilia||700||7||Ronald Massetti||United States||755,000||63|
|Brasilia||700||8||Tom Hall||United Kingdom||658,000||55|
|Brasilia||700||9||Victor Kim||United States||125,000||10|
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|Brasilia||701||1||Pratyush Buddiga||United States||757,000||63|
|Brasilia||701||2||Ron Rosenberg||United States||1,162,000||97|
|Brasilia||701||3||Blake Bohn||United States||364,000||30|
|Brasilia||701||4||Ryan Leng||United States||1,370,000||114|
|Brasilia||701||5||Rory Hayes||United States||147,000||12|
|Brasilia||701||8||James Poper||United States||312,000||26|
|Brasilia||701||9||Michael Gagliano||United States||820,000||68|
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|Brasilia||702||1||Christopher Kostoulas||United States||441,000||37|
|Brasilia||702||2||Arkadiy Tsinis||United States||619,000||52|
|Brasilia||702||5||Chang Luo||United States||179,000||15|
|Brasilia||702||7||Grant Denison||United States||433,000||36|
|Brasilia||702||8||Joseph Kent||United States||465,000||39|
|Brasilia||702||9||Kami Hudson||United States||515,000||43||