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2014/2015 WSOP Circuit - HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE (Nevada)

Friday, November 07, 2014 to Monday, November 10, 2014

Event #10A/B: $1,675 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em (Re-Entry)

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $570,000
  • Entries: 380
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 10, 2014 2:10 PM Local Time

Gerald Cohen raises all-in for 600,000 from the cutoff. Then Dan Stir shoves all-in from the small blind and Barry Kay folds from the big blind. The cards are flipped.


The flop comes     giving Cohen the nuts and leaving Stir drawing to one of the three remaining queens in the deck for a higher straight. The turn and river are bricks and Cohen doubles up.

Gerald Cohen - 1,245,000 (31 BBs)
Dan Stir - 730,000 (18 BBs)

Monday, November 10, 2014 2:03 PM Local Time

Jesse Wilke opens for 90,000 and Dan Stir calls from his direct left. Action is on Jasthi Kumar on the button and he moves all in for 820,000. Allen Hickman folds his small blind and Gerald Cohen folds his big blind. Action is the original raiser Wilke and he folds. After some deliberation, Stir calls and it's time for showdown. Kumar holds    and is at risk but comfortably ahead of Stir's   .

The board runs out       and Kumar doubles through Stir.

Jasthi Kumar - 1,860,000 (46 BBs)
Dan Stir - 1,390,000 (34 BBs)

Monday, November 10, 2014 1:48 PM Local Time

Allen Hickman raises 90,000 from under the gun and play folds around to Jasthi Kumar in the big blind. Kumar calls and we head to the flop. The flop is     and Kumar checks. Hickman pushes out a stack big enough to put Kumar all-in. Kumar calls for his remaining 325,000 and the cards are flipped.


The turn brings the   giving Hickman a flush draw, but he bricks out on the river when the   comes. Kumar takes the pot with his pair of sevens.

Jasthi Kumar - 720,000 (18 BBs)
Hickman - 1,135,000 (28 BBs)

Monday, November 10, 2014 1:19 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, November 10, 2014 1:18 PM Local Time


Dan Stir raises 60,000 from under the gun and play folds to Richard Fitzgerald in the hijack who shoves all-in for his remaining 370,000. Play folds back to Stir who calls and the cards are flipped.


The flop comes    . The turn is the   leaving Fitzgerald with only six outs heading to the river. The river is the   and Fitzgerald is eliminated from the tournament. This marks the third cash and second final table for Fitzgerald at this stop.

Dan Stir - 2,400,000 (80 BBs)
Richard Fitzgerald - Eliminated in 7th Place ($18,844)

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Monday, November 10, 2014 1:17 PM Local Time


Seat 1: Jesse Wilke
Seat 2: Dan Stir
Seat 3: Barry Kay
Seat 4: Richard Fitzgerald
Seat 5: Jasthi Kumar
Seat 6: Allen Hickman
Seat 7: Gerald Cohen

Monday, November 10, 2014 1:16 PM Local Time

Gerald Cohen open jams for 320,000 from the gun. Jesse Wilke calls from his direct left. The remaining players fold and Cohen is at risk in a classic race.


The flop gives Cohen the lead in the race as it comes    .

The turn and river come with the   and   and Cohen doubles up at the hands of the start-of-day chip leader Wilke.

Gerald Cohen - 665,000 (22 BBs)
Jesse Wilke - 1,625,000 (54 BBs)

Monday, November 10, 2014 1:02 PM Local Time

Richard Fitzgerald raises 65,000 from middle position. Play folds to Allen Hickman in the cutoff who tosses out 90,000. It is ruled that is a raise, but it must be at least 100,000 for the legal minimum raise. Play folds back to Fitzgerald and he calls for 35,000 more. The flop comes     and both players check. The turn is the  . Fitzgerald bets 95,000 and Hickman calls. The river brings the   and Fitzgerald bets 135,000. Hickman pauses and then calls. The cards are turned over.


Hickman drags in the pot leaving Fitzgerald as one of the short stacks.

Allen Hickman - 1,550,000 (51 BBs)
Richard Fitzgerald - 450,000 (15 BBs)

Monday, November 10, 2014 12:54 PM Local Time

Jesse Wilke opens for 65,000 from under the gun. It's on Barry Kay and he makes it 110,000 to go. Action folds to Gerald Cohen in the big blind and he thinks about it for a few seconds before he sends his cards to the muck. Wilke moves all in plopping a stack of 500,000 chips in the pot. Kay snap calls.


"Nice hand," Wilke concedes before the board is even dealt.

Kay is ahead, but at at risk against the chip leader.

The dealer lays out a       community improving Wilke to a set. He gives a small fist pump and the dealer counts his stack down. The all in was for 480,000. Kay, who began the day as the short stack with just 14 big blinds, is now over 1,000,000 chips.

Barry Kay - 1,005,000 (33 BBs)
Jesse Wilke - 1,810,000 (60 BBs)

Monday, November 10, 2014 12:37 PM Local Time

Action is slow to start here on Day 3. Through the first 30 minutes players have only seen a handful of flops. There have been a few three-bets preflop and the start-of-day short stack Barry Kay has benefited from them the most. He's chipped up to 730,000 with little resistance. Jesse Wilke still leads as the only player over 2,000,000 chips.

Monday, November 10, 2014 12:02 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, November 10, 2014 12:02 PM Local Time

The clock strikes noon and cards are in the for the final playing session of the Harveys Lake Tahoe Main Event. All remaining levels are 75 minutes in length.

Monday, November 10, 2014 9:14 AM Local Time


The third and final day of play in the $1,675 Harveys Lake Tahoe World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event kicks off at 12 p.m. PT. Just seven players remain from the 380-entry starting field and they're all well within reach of the $125,401 first prize, a Circuit gold ring and a National Championship berth.

Leading the way is Jesse Wilke (pictured) as the only player over 2,000,000 chips. He lays claim to 2,200,000 and has a nearly 30 big blind edge over second place Richard Fitzgerald.

When it comes to WSOP accomplishments, Wilke and Fitzgerald are two of the most experienced players at the table. Wilke cashed in this summer's Main Event and has over $120,000 in career earnings while Fitzgerald owns 14 WSOP-related cashes including five final table appearances.

Additionally, Fitzgerald is drawing live in the Casino Championship race, but needs to pair a first, second or third-place finish in the Main Event with an early Event 12 bustout by Michael Rocco.

Joining the pair at the top for Day 3 will be Dan Stir, Allen Hickman, Gerald Cohen, Jasthi Kumar and Barry Kay .

Here's an in depth look at how the final seven players stack up:

  • Seat 1: Jesse Wilke - 2,200,000 (73 BBs)
  • Seat 2: Dan Stir - 1,250,000 (41 BBs)
  • Seat 3: Barry Kay - 435,000 (14 BBs)
  • Seat 4: Richard Fitzgerald - 1,435,000 (47 BBs)
  • Seat 5: Jasthi Kumar - 565,000 (18 BBs)
  • Seat 6: Allen Hickman - 1,025,000 (34 BBs)
  • Seat 7: Gerald Cohen - 685,000 (22 BBs)

For their efforts thus far, each remaining participant is assured a score of $18,844. A complete look at the remaining payouts is available under the "Prizepool" tab above. Updated results from the tournament can be found under the "Results" tab.

Live updates from the Harveys Lake Tahoe finale will be provided right here on through the tournament's conclusion, so don't forget to check back with us throughout the day.

Good luck, final seven!