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2014/2015 WSOP Circuit - PLANET HOLLYWOOD (Las Vegas)

Friday, November 21, 2014 to Monday, November 24, 2014

Event #11A/B - Main Event $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em ($1 million Guarantee) Single Re-Entry

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $0
  • Entries: 1,044
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 24, 2014 4:16 PM Local Time

Ping Liu raises to 80,000 from middle position, and Brad Libson three-bets to 205,000 from the hijack. Action folds back around to Liu, who calls. The flop is    , and Liu checks. Libson continues for 250,000. Liu thinks for a minute, then check-raises to 900,000. Libson asks Liu to move his arm to see his remaining chip stack, then after thinking for a few moments, the tosses his cards to the muck.

Ping Liu - 3,050,000 (76 BBs)
Brad Libson - 2,250,000 (56 BBs)

Monday, November 24, 2014 4:02 PM Local Time

With the elimination of Josh Evans, the players re-drew for new seats at the unofficial final table. Here is a look at the seating arrangements and the chip counts.

Seat 1: Brad Libson - 2,750,000 (68 BBs)
Seat 2: Michael Skomac - 925,000 (23 BBs)
Seat 3: Corey Emery - 2,725,000 (68 BBs)
Seat 4: Quang Ngo - 715,000 (17 BBs)
Seat 5: John Eames - 1,225,000 (30 BBs)
Seat 6: Johnny Neckar - 1,820,000 (45 BBs)
Seat 7: Dustin Johns - 1,850,000 (46 BBs)
Seat 8: Chris Lindh - 840,000 (21 BBs)
Seat 9: Matt Berkey - 5,400,000 (135 BBs)
Seat 10: Ping Liu - 2,550,000 (63 BBs)

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:52 PM Local Time

Berkey raises from the button to 100,000. Josh Evans three-bets to 280,000, and Berkey calls. The flop falls    . Berkey pushes all in, and Evans calls.


Evans has an overpair, but Berkey has a flush draw. The turn is the  , and the river is the  , completing Berkey's flush.

Evans finishes in 11th place, earning $23,020. With this bustout, the remaining 10 players will redraw to a single table.

Matt Berkey 5,600,000
Josh Evans - Eliminated

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:51 PM Local Time

Dustin Johns raises from the hijack and is three-bet by Brad Libson from the cutoff. John immediately moves all in for his last 870,000 and after a few seconds, Libson calls.

Johns is racing for his tournament life with    against Libson's   . The flop keeps Libson ahead as the flop falls    . The turn is the   and Johns is down to one peel of the deck to stay alive. The river is the   and his supporters, including Jean Gaspard erupt on the rail.

Johns heads over to the rail for some celebration with his friends as the dealer verifies Johns' chip count.

Dustin Johns - 1,800,000 (45 BBs)
Brad Libson - 2,850,000 (71 BBs)

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:47 PM Local Time

Josh Evans raises to 90,000, and Jeff Fielder calls from the button. Then Matt Berkey reraises to 375,000 from the small blind. Evans folds, and then Fielder reraises all in. Berkey calls.


The board runs out      , and Berkey hits an unnecessary set to knock Fielder out of tournament. Fielder finishes in 12th place for $23,020.

Matt Berkey - 4,040,000
Jeff Fielder - Eliminated

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:44 PM Local Time

Michael Levine raises to 85,000 under-the-gun and Brad Libson calls from the big blind. The flop is     and Libson check-calls 100,000 from Levine. The turn is the   and Libson checked again. Levine bets 150,000, but this time Libson check-raises to 425,000.

Levine takes a few moments to call and the river is the  . Libson shuffles his chips for a few seconds before announcing that he is all in. Levine takes a few seconds before calling off his last 915,000 and tables   . Libson tables   , giving him the nut straight, the pot and the chip lead as Levine is eliminated.

Brad Libson - 3,800,000 (95 BBs)
Michael Levine - Eliminated

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:30 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, November 24, 2014 3:30 PM Local Time

John Eames raises to 60,000 from middle position and Leighton Thompson moves all in from the small blinde for 565,000. Eames snap-calls as soon as Brad Libson folds his big blind and is in a commanding lead with his    against Thompson's   .

The board runs out       and Thompson is eliminated while Eames moves back over the million chip mark.

"Not even a sweat," remarked Libson after the hand.

Eames - 1,400,000 (46 BBs)
Leighton Thompson - Eliminated

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:02 PM Local Time

Quang Ngo raises to 65,000, and Leighton Thompson three-bets all in for 420,000. Ngo calls and turns over   , and he's behind Thompson's   . The board runs out      . Thompson was ahead the whole way, but the king on the river stamps an exclamation point on his win as he doubles up.

Leighton Thompson - 920,000
Quang Ngo - 880,000

Monday, November 24, 2014 2:57 PM Local Time

Huy Nguyen moves all in for 460,000 from the hijack and Michael Skomac moves all in over the top from the small blind. Nguyen tables    and is in bad shape against Skomac's   .

The board runs out       and Nguyen heads to the exits to collect his prize money.

Michael Skomac - 1,100,000 (36 BBs)
Huy Nguyen - Eliminated

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Monday, November 24, 2014 2:53 PM Local Time

Jeff Fielder raises to 60,000 on the button and Michael Wynn moves all in from the small blind for 365,000 from the small blind and Fielder tanks for a few moments before calling.

Wynn tables    and is racing for his tournament life against Fielder's   . The flop gives Fielder lots of outs as it falls    . The turn is the   which leaves Wynn drawing dead and the river is the meaningless   to eliminate Wynn in 16th place.

Jeff Fielder - 1,950,000 (65 BBs)
Michael Wynn - Eliminated

Monday, November 24, 2014 2:43 PM Local Time

Quang Ngo raises to 65,000, and Corey Emery calls. Then Stanley Kirst pushes all in. Ngo folds, bt Emery calls, and he's in good shape.


The flop comes    , giving Kirst outs to a straight. But the turn is the  , meaning the jack that would make his straight would now give Emery a full house, leaving Kirst drawing thin. The river was the  , and Emery wins the pot.

Kirst is eliminated in 17th place, earning him $15,546.

Corey Emery - 2,600,000 (86 BBs)
Stanley Kirst - Eliminated

Monday, November 24, 2014 2:37 PM Local Time

Artur Demirchyan moves all in for 400,000 from under-the-gun and action folds to Quang Ngo, who moves all in over the top for just over 1 million. Everybody else folds and the cards are turned up.

Ngo is in great shape with his    against Demirchyan's   . The board runs out       and Ngo scoops the pot with a full house.

Quang Ngo - 1,450,000 (48 BBs)
Artur Demirchyan - Eliminated

Monday, November 24, 2014 2:17 PM Local Time

Play just got underway, and the early story was the absence of chip leader Matt Berkey. However, Berkey just arrived, and is currently stacking his chips.

Monday, November 24, 2014 2:09 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 15,000/30,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, November 24, 2014 2:05 PM Local Time


Welcome to the final day of the Main Event.

There are 18 players left, led by Matt Berkey (pictured) with 3,227,000. Cards will be in the air momentarily, with blinds at 15,000/30,000 and a 5,000 ante.

We'll bring you live updates until the latest Circuit ring winner is crownded.