Friday, May 23, 2014 5:04 PM Local Time
Here is a look at the new table draws with 18 players remaining:
Seat 1: Bryan Campanello
Seat 2: Darren Rabinowitz
Seat 3: Jeff Gunnip
Seat 4: Andrew Robinson
Seat 5: Ruslan Dykshteyn
Seat 6: Matthew Ashton
Seat 7: Christian Pham
Seat 8: Athanasios Polychronopoulos
Seat 9: Sean Lippel
Seat 1: Dominik Nitsche
Seat 2: Chris Bibb
Seat 3: Aditya Prasetyo
Seat 4: Scott Clements
Seat 5: Greg Merson
Seat 6: Ylon Schwartz
Seat 7: Tracy Doss
Seat 8: Michael Oshana
Seat 9: Timothy Campbell
Friday, May 23, 2014 5:03 PM Local Time
At-large qualifier Bernard Lee opens for his last 29,000 from the button. The small blind folds and action is on Tim Campbell in the big blind. He calls.
The board gives Lee a glimmer of hope as he heads to the river with potential straight outs, but it's not meant to be. He hits the rail 19th and the remaining 18 players are now redrawing to two tables.
Lee secured his berth in this earlier in May when he won his first gold ring. Unfortunately, a complementary gold bracelet will have to wait for poker pro and media personality.
The two-table redraw will be posted shortly.
Bernard Lee - eliminated
Friday, May 23, 2014 5:02 PM Local Time
In a three-handed pot, Micheal Oshana checks the board. Merson follows suit and action is on Christian Pham. Pham reaches into his stack for 12,000 and drops it in the pot. Oshana folds. Merson calls and they're heads up to the turn.
Both players check the on third street.
A river elicits a 9,500-chip bet out of Merson and Pham studies his opponent. Pham throws out a stack of gray and the dealer breaks it down and announces a raise to 40,000. Merson calls and tables for tips queens and rakes in the pot.
Greg Merson - 293,000 (97 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:56 PM Local Time
Action folds to Horseshoe Hammond Main Event winner Jamie Dorrance on the button and he moves all-in for his last 60,000 or so. Bracelet winner Bryan Campanello is in the small blind and calls.
Campanello holds , while Dorrance trails with . Dorrance gets no help from the board and he is eliminated.
Bryan Campanello - 285,000 (66 BBs)
Jamie Dorrance - eliminated
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:45 PM Local Time
The remaining 20 players are back from their second break of the day and the 15-player money bubble is fast approaching.
Cards are in the with blinds of 2,000/4,000 and a 500 ante and players are set to log two more levels 60-minute levels before dinner break.
Updated chip counts of each player's stack are available under the Chip Counts tab above.
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:44 PM Local Time
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:32 PM Local Time
WSOP.com qualifier Tracy Doss opens for 8,000 from under the gun. Tim Campbell three-bets to 18,500 from his immediate left and action is on James Dorrance. Dorrance looks at his hole cards and four-bets to 40,000. Action folds to Doss who sends his cards to the muck. Campbell goes all-in for 92,600 total.
"I gotta call," Dorrance says.
The board runs out improving Campbell's aces to an ace-high flush.
The pot catapults Campbell to nearly 200,000 chips and leaves Dorrance with 20 big blinds heading to break.
Tim Campbell - 190,000 (63 BBs)
James Dorrance - 62,000 (20 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:28 PM Local Time
The 2012 Main Event Champ Greg Merson raises to 5,200 from the hijack, Christian Pham calls on the button, and bracelet winner Jesse Martin moves all-in from the big blind for 45,400. At-large qualifier Sean Lippel is in the big blind and thinks for a while before folding.
Merson announces he is all-in for around 100,000 more. Pham agonizes for a minute before folding.
Merson turns over , which has Martin's in bad shape. Merson pairs up his ace on the board to take the pot and eliminate Martin on the last hand of the level.
Greg Merson - 210,000 (70 BBs)
Jesse Martin - eliminated
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:25 PM Local Time
Jeff Gunnip opens from under the gun for 6,500 and Matthew Ashton makes it 15,500. Action folds back to Gunnip and he moves all-in for about 60,000. Ashton calls.
Gunnip proudly tables pocket aces and Ashton reveals pocket fours.
The board runs out no help to Ashton and Gunnip, the start-of-day chip leader, double his stack to about 120,000.
Jeff Gunnip - 120,000 (40 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:18 PM Local Time
Matthew Ashton (pictured) opens for 7,000 from the button and Athanasios Polychronopoulos three-bets to 20,000. Action is back on Ashton and he calls. They're heads-up to the flop.
The board is and Polychronopoulos leads for 20,000. Ashton calls.
The turn brings the and Polychronopoulos makes it 33,500 to go. Ashton calls.
The river falls the and Polychronopoulos checks. Ashton stares at his opponent, reaches into his stack and makes a bet of about 50,000. Polychronopoulos takes his deliberately thinking out his next move before he sends his cards to the muck and Ashton takes the pot.
Matthew Ashton - 290,000 (96 BBs)
Athanasios Polychronopoulos - 197,000 (65 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:09 PM Local Time
There is around 40,000 in the pot and the board reads when at-large qualifier Andrew Robinson bets 22,000 from the big blind and Horseshoe Hammond Casino Chmap Michael Oshana calls from the button.
The river is the and Robinson bets 45,000. Oshanan thinks for 30 seconds or so, folds, and Robinson takes the pot.
Andrew Robinson - 258,000 (86 BBs)
Michael Oshana - 195,000 (65 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 4:00 PM Local Time
Chip leader Michael Oshana raises to 6,000 from middle position, Christian Pham calls from the small blind, and Jesse Martin calls from the big blind.
The flop comes and action checks to Oshana, who bets 11,000. Pham check-raises to 25,000 total, prompting a fold from Martin. Oshana calls.
The turn is the . Pham checks, Oshana bets 25,000, and Pham calls.
The river is the . Pham checks again. This time, Oshana bets 45,000. Pham thinks for over a minute before calling.
Oshana shows for just ace-high. Pham turns over for trip kings to take the pot and the chip lead.
Christian Pham - 355,000 (128 BBs)
Michael Oshana - 235,000 (75 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 3:42 PM Local Time
Short stacks Jesse Capps and Christopher Bibb get the last of their stacks in preflop. Bibb holds the advantage with his comfortably ahead of the of Capps.
The flop caters to Capps as it comes and Capps heads to the turn with no shortage of outs looking for any queen or heart.
The turn falls the pairing Capps' queen and giving him control of the hand.
His celebration is brief though as the dealer reveals the on the river just as fast. The card gives Bibb a winning pair of kings and the dealer reaches into Capps' stack. It's discovered Bibb has him covered by less than 1,000 and with that Capps is eliminated.
Christopher Bibb - 115,000 (38 BBs)
Jesse Capps - eliminated
Friday, May 23, 2014 3:25 PM Local Time
Friday, May 23, 2014 3:22 PM Local Time
Peter Nigh opens to 5,000 from middle position and Bryan Campanello calls. It folds to WSOP.com qualifier Tracy Doss in the small blind and he calls. Tim Campbell defends his big blind and they're four-handed to the flop.
The board comes and action checks to Campanello in last position. He bets and the blinds quickly fold. It's on the original raiser Nigh and he calls. They're heads-up to the turn.
The dealer lays the and Nigh checks again. Campanello continues to put the pressure on betting 17,700. Nigh cuts out a call and they head to the river.
Fifth street falls the and Nigh checks a third time. Campanello, undeterred, follows through with his story throwing out 32,000. Nigh throws in a single 5,000 chip representing a call and Campanello shows for a rivered straight. Nigh's cards hit the muck.
Bryan Campanello - 315,000 (131 BBs)
Pete Nigh - 121,000 (50 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 3:11 PM Local Time
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Friday, May 23, 2014 3:08 PM Local Time
Palm Beach Main Event winner Ruslan Dykshteyn raises to 5,100, then Palm Beach Casino Champion Jeff Gunnip reraises, making it 12,500 to play. Action gets back around to Dykshteyn, who four-bets to 32,600. Gunnip folds and Dykshteyn takes the pot.
Ruslan Dykshteyn - 235,000 (98 BBs)
Jeff Gunnip - 70,500 (29 BBs)
Friday, May 23, 2014 2:57 PM Local Time
Friday, May 23, 2014 2:48 PM Local Time
Dominik Nitsche raises to 5,500 from under the gun. Action is on Loni Harwood in late position and she moves all-in for her last 4,600. It folds to Aditya Prasetyo on the button and he three-bets to 12,500. Nitsche calls and they're three-handed to the flop with Harwood all-in.
Nitsche and Prasetyo check the flop.
The turn falls the and Nitsche checks again. It's on Prasetyo and he cuts out betting chips. Nitsche quickly folds. Harwood shows tables her and sees the bad news when Prasetyo reveals his for a pair of kings.
The river brings a meaningless and Harwood is eliminated.
Harwood earned her spot among the elite field following a record-setting 2013 WSOP that included six cashes, three final tables and a gold bracelet victory. Her second bracelet won't come in Atlantic City, but she has a whole summer in front of her to earn a follow-up gold.
Aditya Prasetyo - 190,000 (79 BBs)
Loni Harwood - eliminated
Friday, May 23, 2014 2:39 PM Local Time
Three players see a flop of . Chip leader Michael Oshana is in the big blind and checks, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Main Event winner Christian Pham (pictured) checks from early position, and at-large qualifier Robert Irby bets 15,000 from middle position. Oshana folds, then Pham check-raises to 30,000 total. Irby quickly calls.
The turn brings the and Pham bets around 45,000. Irby doesn't even ask for a count on the bet before announcing he is all-in for around 95,000. Pham calls, tabling for trip sevens. Irby holds for kings up.
The river is no help to Irby and he is eliminated, while Pham climbs up near the top of the chip counts.
Christian Pham - 285,000 (119 BBs)
Robert Irby - eliminated