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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 9:18 PM Local Time

John Gallaher opens for 22,000 from the cutoff. Peter Lee calls from the button. The blinds fold and they're heads up.

The flop is    . Gallaher leads for 22,000. Lee quickly slides in a raise to 90,000. Gallaher, who holds just about 140,000 total, moves all in. Lee calls and the hands are tabled.

Gallaher:    for trip queens
Lee:    for a king-high flush draw.

The turn comes the  .

The river completes the board with the   and Gallaher doubles through Lee. The dealer counts Gallaher's stack down to 142,000.

John Gallaher - 333,000 (33 bb)
Peter Lee - 71,000 (7 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:16 PM Local Time

James Kraetz and Michael Falcone are heads-up on a     flop. Kraetz was the preflop three-bettor, and he continues for 115,000 -- about half his remaining stack. Falcone moves in, and Kraetz calls to put himself at risk.


The turn is the   and the river the  , and Falcone wins the pot with a set of jacks. Kraetz is eliminated in 24th place.

Michael Falcone - 730,000 (73 bb)
James Kraetz - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:13 PM Local Time
Asher Conniff

Under the gun, Asher Conniff (pictured) moves all in for 71,000, and John Gorsuch calls from middle position. Mickey Robinson reraises all in for just less that 100,000 in the small blind, and Gorsuch calls the remainder to put both opponents at risk.


The board runs out      , and Gorsuch wins the pot with two pair, aces and tens. Conniff finishes in 26th place, Robinson in 25th, and Gorsuch is back among the chip leaders courtesy of that double knockout.

John Gorsuch - 610,000 (61 bb)
Asher Conniff - Eliminated
Mickey Robinson - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:10 PM Local Time

Chris Csik opens with a raise to 23,000 from under the gun. James Kraetz calls from the hijack, and it's over to Michael Pollack, on the button.

Pollack moves all in for 73,000 and the blinds quickly fold. Csik calls, and Kraetz thinks for a moment before he folds    face up.


The     flop misses both players, as does the   turn. The   river completes the board and Csik will scoop the pot with trip deuces and a king kicker.

Pollack is eliminated in 27th place earning $4,603.

Chris Csik - 715,000
James Kraetz - 315,000
Michael Pollack - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:07 PM Local Time

John Gorsuch is in the cutoff and opens for 18,000. The button and small blind fold and it's on DJ MacKinnon in the big blind. He calls and they're heads up.

The flop is    . MacKinnon checks. Gorsuch bets 21,000. MacKinnon check-raises, making it 55,000 to go. It's back on Gorsuch and he reaches into his stack for a silo of red chips and then some. He slides out a three-bet to 136,000. It's back on MacKinnon and he asks the dealer to verify the bet. After getting confirmation, he four-bets all in for about 375,000. After a minute or so, Gorsuch finds a fold and MacKinnon wins the pot.

DJ MacKinnon - 555,000 (55 bb)
John Gorsuch - 485,000 (48 bb)

Gorillla Gaming
Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:02 PM Local Time
Level: 21
Blinds: 5,000/10,000
Ante: 1,000
Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:01 PM Local Time

Table 2
Seat 1: Cullen Hoffman - 100,000
Seat 2: Jonathan Borenstein - 470,000
Seat 3: John Gallaher - 190,000
Seat 4: Peter Lee - 250,000
Seat 5: Hoang Nguyen - 100,000
Seat 6: Ken Taffaro - 405,000
Seat 7: Brian Walters - 445,000
Seat 8: Ryan Blank - 175,000
Seat 9: Ting Xiao - 375,000

Table 9
Seat 1: Asher Conniff - 330,000
Seat 2: John Moore - 365,000
Seat 3: Ruben Ybarra - 775,000
Seat 4: John Gorsuch - 645,000
Seat 5: Tommy Vu - 280,000
Seat 6: John Kostelac - 245,000
Seat 7: DJ MacKinnon - 395,000
Seat 8: Mickey Robinson - 105,000
Seat 9: Elie Williams - 340,000

Table 16
Seat 1: Nicholas Verderamo - 115,000
Seat 2: Russ Head - 585,000
Seat 3: Chris Csik - 610,000
Seat 4: Sandeep Patel - 400,000
Seat 5: Michael Falcone - 405,000
Seat 6: Karim Baruque - 325,000
Seat 7: James Kraetz - 355,000
Seat 8: Warren Wiggins - 155,000
Seat 9: Michael Pollack - 91,000

Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:46 PM Local Time

With Michael Richer's elimination in 28th place, the field is now down to 27 players. Tournament staff is in the process of a three-table re-draw and new seating assignments and chip counts will be posted shortly.

Michael Richer - Eliminated in 28th place ($4,019)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:45 PM Local Time

Russ Head and Asher Conniff are heads up on a       board. There's about 160,000 in the pot already and Head has checked to Conniff, on the button.

Conniff slowly counts out a stack of maroon 5,000 chips before sliding a stack totaling 135,000 into the middle. Head wonders aloud why Conniff would bet so much and takes about three minutes pondering a call.

Eventually, Head calls, and Conniff responds with "Good call," as he flips over   . Head shows    to scoop the pot with two pair, nines and sixes.

Russ Head - 680,000 (85 bb)
Asher Conniff - 325,000 (40 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:41 PM Local Time

Dan Wellborn gets all in preflop against Ruben Ybarra. Wellborn is racing for his tournament life holding    against the    of Ybarra.

The board runs out       improving Ybarra to a pair and busting Wellborn. The 30th-place finish earns Wellborn $4,019 while Ybarra takes the chip lead.

Ruben Ybarra - 795,000 (99 bb)
Dan Wellborn - Eliminated

Velo 690x150
Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:28 PM Local Time

Following an opening raise to 17,000 from middle position, Ruben Ybarra three-bets to 42,000. The action folds to Dan Gilmer, on the button, and he moves all in for 84,000.

The blinds and opening raiser fold, and it's back to Ybarra. Ybarra asks for a count, and after a moment, he calls tabling   . Gilmer holds    and is looking for help heading to the flop, but Ybarra hits a set on the     flop, all but ending Gilmer's tournament run. The   turn and   river complete the board, eliminating Gilmer in 32nd.

Ruben Ybarra - 415,000 (51 bb)
Dan Gilmer - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:25 PM Local Time

Defending Baltimore Main Event champion Chris Csik is under the gun. He raises to 18,000. It folds all the way around to Sandeep Patel in the big blind. Patel calls and they see a flop.

The board is    . Patel checks. Csik bets 19,000. Patel calls.

Fourth street is the  . Patel checks a second time. Csik keeps up his story, betting out 37,000. Patel goes into the tank, and, after some posturing, confidently raises to 77,000. Csik wastes little time folding and Patel takes the pot.

Sandeep Patel - 380,000 (47 bb)
Chris Csik - 610,000 (76 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:11 PM Local Time

Ruben Ybarra opens to 19,000 from early position. Warren Wiggins three bets from late position and action is on Hoang Nguyen on the button. He shoves for 58,000 total. The blinds fold as does Ybarra. The all-in bet is for only slightly more than Wiggins' three bet. He calls and Nguyen is at risk.


The runout comes       and Nguyen's queens hold up. He doubles through Wiggens.

Hoang Nguyen - 136,000 (17 bb)
Warren Wiggins - 250,000 (31 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:08 PM Local Time

Russ Head opens the action with a raise to 18,000 from middle position. Jesse Cohen moves all in from the hijack for 81,000 and the action folds back around to Head.

Head thinks for a moment before dropping in a stack of chips, indicating a call. Cohen is ahead going to the flop with    to Head's   . Cohen's queens are still good after the     flop, but Head has picked up a straight draw. The turn is the  , changing nothing. The   falls on the river, completing Head's straight draw and eliminating Cohen in 35th place.

Russ Head - 550,000 (68 bb)
Jess Cohen - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:04 PM Local Time
Tommy Vu is in middle position and opens to 17,000. It folds to Matt Gunter in the big blind and he shoves for 44,000 total. Vu asks the dealer to verify the all-in bet. Vu calls and Gunter is racing for his tournament life.


The board runs out       and Vu's fours hold to bust Gunter. Gunter earns $3,181 for his 36th-place finish.

Tommy Vu - 325,000 (40 bb)
Matt Gunter - Eliminated

Velo 690x150
Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:55 PM Local Time
Level: 20
Blinds: 4,000/8,000
Ante: 1,000
Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:51 PM Local Time
The remaining 36 players are on a one-hour dinner break. Play resumes at roughly 7:50 p.m. local time.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:47 PM Local Time

According to players at the table, Sandeep Patel limped from late position, John Moore called from the small blind, and the big blind checked his option, sending three players to the flop.

Moore and the player in the big blind checked the     flop. Patel bet 10,000 and Moore raised to 80,000. The big blind folded, and it's back to Patel, who moved all in for 135,000.

Moore calls and flips    for a straight draw. Patel holds    for a set of fours and is dodging a seven or a deuce. The turn is the   and the river is the   securing the double up for Patel.

Sandeep Patel - 290,000 (48 bb)
John Moore - 283,000 (47 bb)

Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:36 PM Local Time
Chase Bianchi

Karim Baruque opens to 13,000 in middle position, and Chase Bianchi defends his big blind.

The flop is    , and Bianchi checks to the raiser. Baruque continues for 16,000, drawing a check-raise to 40,000 from Bianchi. Baruque moves all in for 226,000, and Bianchi calls all in for about 175,000, putting himself at risk.


The turn   and river   don't change anything, and Baruque wins the pot with aces up. Bianchi, who began Day 2 with the chip lead, is eliminated.

Karim Baruque - 410,000 (68 bb)
Chase Bianchi - Eliminated

Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:27 PM Local Time

A shortstacked David Soble gets all in preflop against Ken Taffaro. Soble is at risk, but holds the best of it with    versus the    of Taffaro.

The flop hits Taffaro as it falls     pairing his ace.

The turn   is no help to either player.

A river   improves Taffaro to trips and he officially busts Soble 40th. Soble heads home with $2,879 for the effort.

Ken Taffaro - 340,000 (56 bb)
David Soble - Eliminated

Velo 690x150