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Friday, August 28, 2015 to Monday, August 31, 2015

Event #10: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $687,000
  • Entries: 458
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:53 PM Local Time

Ting Xiao is in middle position. He raises to 35,000 and it folds around to DJ MacKinnon in the big blind. He calls and they see a flop.

The board comes    . MacKinnon checks. Xiao bets 40,000. It's back on MacKinnon and he takes a minute or so before announcing "all in". Xiao calls and the hands are tabled.


MacKinnon has Xiao outkicked as they head to the turn.

The turn is the  .

The river is the   and MacKinnon's nine plays. He doubles through Xiao.

DJ Mackinnon - 502,000 (31 bb)
Ting Xiao - 425,000 (26 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:53 PM Local Time

John Gallaher opens with a raise to 32,000 from the hijack. Action folds around to Tommy Vu, in the big blind, and he calls.

The flop is     and Vu checks. Gallaher continues, betting 85,000. Vu takes a moment before stacking up a raise, and he pushes 260,000 into the middle, enough to cover Gallaher's remaining stack. Gallaher calls and shows   . He'll need some help, as Vu holds   .

The   turn and   river miss Gallaher and Vu will scoop the pot, eliminating Gallaher in 17th place.

Tommy Vu - 780,000 (48 bb)
John Gallaher - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:42 PM Local Time

Sandeep Patel limps from late position and Ting Xiao raises to 40,000 from the button. Peter Lee comes along from the big blind and it's back on Patel. He calls and they're three handed to the flop.

The dealer burns and turns a     board. Lee checks as does Patel. Xiao bets 60,000. Lee folds. Patel calls and they're off to the tun.

Both players check the  .

The river completes the board with the  . Patel leads for 45,000. Xiao verifies the bet with the dealer and calls. Patel tables    for a pair of tens. Xiao mucks and Patel wins the pot.

Sandeep Patel - 625,000 (39 bb)
Ting Xiao - 622,000 (38 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:40 PM Local Time

Ruben Ybarra opens with a raise to 37,000 from the cutoff. Brian Walters calls from the small blind and it's heads up to the flop.

Walters checks the     flop and Ybarra continues with a bet of 40,000. Walters calls, and the   falls on the turn. Once again, Walters checks. Ybarra bets 100,000 and Walters calls. The dealer burns and turns the   river, and, this time, Walters bets 100,000.

Ybarra wonders aloud if Walters has a ten, and after a moment, he says he calls. Walters flips   , showing a full house, tens full of sixes. Ybarra flicks    into the muck as the dealer pushes the pot toward Walters.

Brian Walters - 945,000 (59 bb)
Ruben Ybarra - 730,000 (45 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:26 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 2,000
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:25 PM Local Time

Peter Lee is in the small blind and Michael Falcone in the big blind. They get the last of Lee's 163,000-chip stack in preflop. Lee is at risk and behind.


The boards runs out       improving Lee to two pair and earning him the double up.

Peter Lee - 345,000 (28 bb)
Michael Falcone - 785,000 (65 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:19 PM Local Time

Karim Baruque opens the action by moving all in for 111,000 from the cutoff. The button and small blind fold, and it's up to John Gallaher in the big blind.

Gallaher takes a second, but calls and tables   . Baruque shows    and is looking for help. Gallaher hits the     flop hard and turns a full house with the  , eliminating Baruque. The river is a meaningless   and Gallaher scoops the pot.

John Gallaher - 370,000 (30 bb)
Karim Baruque - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:17 PM Local Time

Jonathan Borenstein opens to 24,000 from middle position. Ting Xiao defends his big blind and they're heads up to the flop.

Both players check an     flop.

The turn is the  . Xiao bets 30,000. Borenstein calls.

The river is the  . Xiao bets 50,000. Borenstein calls again. Xiao flips over    for trips and Borenstein mucks. Xiao wins the pot.

Ting Xiao - 865,000 (72 bb)
Jon Borenstein - 235,000 (19 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:09 PM Local Time

Karim Baruque opens with a raise to 27,000 from early position. In the cutoff, Ken Taffaro three-bets to 82,000, and the action folds back around to Baruque.

Baruque wastes little time moving all in and Taffaro snap-calls, only to find his pocket queens up against Baruque's pocket aces. Taffaro moves in front on the     flop, flopping a full house. The   turn and   river are no help to Baruque and Taffaro will double up.

Ken Taffaro - 408,000 (34 bb)
Karim Baruque - 156,000 (13 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:05 PM Local Time

In a heads-up pot, the board is     . Defending champion Chris Csik is in the big blind and he checks sending it over to John Gallaher on the button. Gallaher bets 50,000 and Csik calls. They head to the river.

Fifth street is the  . Csik leads for 90,000. Gallaher spends a few minutes in the tank eyeing his opponent and piecing together the hand. He plops a stack of 90,000 in for a call. Csik tables    for a straight. Gallaher's cards hit the muck and his stack takes a big hit. Csik, meanwhile, crosses the 1,000,000-chip mark.

Chris Csik - 1,150,000 (92 bb)
John Gallaher - 190,000 (15 bb)
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:58 PM Local Time

In early position, Cullen Hoffmann moves all in for 102,000. The action folds all the way around to DJ MacKinnon, in the big blind, who calls and tables   .

Hoffmann holds    and is looking for an eight. The     flop misses Hoffman, as does the   turn, but the   falls on the river, giving Hoffman a full house and the double up.

Cullen Hoffmann - 226,000 (18 bb)
DJ MacKinnon - 365,000 (30 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:55 PM Local Time

Table 9

Seat 1: Ken Taffaro - 265,000
Seat 2: Chris Csik - 842,000
Seat 3: Ruben Ybarra - 1,055,000
Seat 4: Tommy Vu - 570,000
Seat 5: Brian Walters - 574,000
Seat 6: Karim Baruque - 251,000
Seat 7: Elie Williams - 335,000
Seat 8: John Gorsuch - 955,000
Seat 9: John Gallaher - 425,000

Table 16

Seat 1: Ting Xiao - 392,000
Seat 2: Russ Head - 717,000
Seat 3: Peter Lee - 272,000
Seat 4: Michael Falcone - 965,000
Seat 5: Jon Borenstein - 420,000
Seat 6: John Kostelac - 160,000
Seat 7: DJ MacKinnon - 460,000
Seat 8: Sandeep Patel - 330,000
Seat 9: Cullen Hofmann - 102,000
Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:46 PM Local Time

John Gorsuch opens the action for 28,000 from middle position. It folds to Hoang Nguyen in the small blind and he three bets, making it 100,000 to go. The big blind folds and it's back on Gorsuch. He announces "all-in" and Nguyen calls instantly tabling   . Gorscuh holds    and Nguyen, who's the at-risk player, races for his tournament life.

The dealer makes it quick, putting out an     flop. Gorsuch now has top pair and Nguyen begins to gather his things.

The turn and river make it official, falling the   and   respectively. Gorsuch's fullhouse sends Nguyen's pocket tens to the rail. Nguyen finishes 19th and earns $6,286.

A complete redraw of the final 18 players is taking place now. Full seating assignments and chip counts will be posted shortly.

Hoang Nguyen - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:42 PM Local Time

Ryan Blank is in the cutoff and open shoves for 156,000. It's on Jon Borenstein in the small blind and he reshoves having Blank well covered. The big blind folds and Blank is at risk.


The runout comes       improving Borenstein to a pair and busting Blank 20th. He earns $6,286.

Jon Borenstein - 455,000 (37 bb)
Ryan Blank - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:38 PM Local Time

John Moore moves all in preflop for 128,000 from the hijack. The action folds to Tommy Vu, in the small blind, and he calls. The big blind folds and Moore is heads up with his tournament on the line.


Vu misses the     flop, but hits a pair on the   turn to jump in front. Moore is looking for a two on the river, but it's the   instead. Vu scoops the pot with two pair, queens and nines, while Moore is eliminated in 21st place.

Tommy Vu - 570,000 (47 bb)
John Moore - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:22 PM Local Time

Warren Wiggins is all in from the big blind with 12,000, just enough to cover the blind.

Chris Csik raises to 26,000 from middle position and the rest of the table folds, leaving Csik heads up with Wiggins.


The flop is    , giving Wiggins two pair, but Csik gains outs to a straight. Csik hits his straight on the   turn, leaving Wiggins looking for a two or a five on the river to double up. But the river is the  , which sends Wiggins to the rail in 22nd place.

Chris Csik - 863,000 (71 bb)
Warren Wiggins - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:15 PM Local Time
Level: 22
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 2,000
Sunday, August 30, 2015 10:01 PM Local Time
The remaining 22 players are on a 15-minute break.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:30 PM Local Time

DJ MacKinnon raises to 22,000 from late position and Hoang Nguyen shoves for 57,000 from his direct left. The remaining players fold and MacKinnon calls.


The runout comes       and Nguyen's aces hold to double through MacKinnon.

Hoang Nguyen - 136,000 (13 bb)
DJ MacKinnon - 490,000 (49 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:24 PM Local Time

According to players at the table, Michael Falcone opened from middle position and the action folded around to Nicholas Verderamo in the big blind.

Verderamo moved all in for about 140,000 and Falcone called with pocket jacks. Verderamo held    and the board ran clean for Falcone, who eliminated Verderamo and is now nearing one million in chips.

Michael Falcone - 990,000 (99 bb)
Nicholas Verderamo - Eliminated