Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:25 PM Local Time
The action folds around to Ryan Blank, on the button, and he opens with a raise to 12,500.
David Cossio moves all in from the small blind for 82,000 and it's on to John Moore, in the big blind. Moore tanks for a moment before moving all in himself for 143,500. Blank, who has both players covered, quickly calls and flips .
Moore has and Cossio is looking for the case ten to appear since he holds . The flop is clean for Blank. He remains ahead after the turn, but Moore spikes an ace when the hits the river.
Moore will scoop the more than 370,000 pot, eliminating Cossio and leaving Blank with less than 70,000.
John Moore - 372,000 (62 bb)
Ryan Blank - 64,000 (10 bb)
David Cossio - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:12 PM Local Time
Tim Bishop is in the cutoff. He raises to 14,000 and the button and small blind fold. It's on Dan Gilmer in the big blind and he calls. They're heads up to the flop.
The flop is . Both players check.
The turn is the . Gilmer checks. Bishop bets 12,000. Gilmer calls and they see a river.
The board completes with the . Gilmer checks a third time. Bishop checks as well and flips over for two pair. He's bested the of Gilmer and wins the pot.
Tim Bishop - 125,000 (20 bb)
Dan Gilmer - 120,000 (20 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 6:09 PM Local Time
Tom Markides and John Gallaher are heads up on a board.
From the big blind, Markides bets 15,000 and Gallaher is in the tank. After about a minute, Gallaher moves all in for 65,500. Markides thinks for moment, but eventually calls and will need some help.
Gallaher holds for two pair, aces and queens. Markides has and will need a nine or a king on the river to make a straight. The river is the and Gallaher will double up.
John Gallaher - 172,000 (28 bb)
Tom Markides - 146,000 (24 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:56 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:55 PM Local Time
Kevin Elia shoves for his last 62,500 and John Kostelac calls. Elia is at risk and behind holding agains the of Kostelac.
The board runs out and Elia hits the rail 44th earning $2,879.
John Kostelac - 246,000 (49 bb)
Kevin Elia - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:54 PM Local Time
Gordon Shackelford moves all in for just about 50,000 in the small blind, and Sandeep Patel calls from the big.
The board runs out , and Patel wins the pot with a pair of nines. Shackelford is eliminated.
Sandeep Patel - 215,000 (43 bb)
Gordon Shackelford - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:44 PM Local Time
Daniel Wellborn opens the action from early position for 11,000. It folds around to Tom Markides in the big blind and he comes along for the ride.
The flop is and both players check.
The turn is the . Markides leads for 15,000. Wellborn calls and it's off to the river.
The dealer burns and turns the . Markides leads for 30,000. Wellborn counts down his stack before pushing out a raise to 75,000. Markides folds with little hesitation and Wellborn takes the pot.
Daniel Wellborn - 220,000 (44 bb)
Tom Markides - 218,000 (43 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:41 PM Local Time
According to players at the table, Adam Cirnigliaro opened with a raise to 11,000 from under the gun. Brian Walters called from the cutoff, and the big blind called, as well, sending three players to flop.
The dealer burned and turned the flop, and the action checked around to Walters. He bet 16,000 and the big blind folded before Cirnigliaro moved all in for about 80,000 more. Walters quickly called and tabled for a pair of jacks. Cirnigliaro was drawing slim with .
The turn and river missed Cirnigliaro, who was eliminated.
Brian Walters - 550,000 (110 bb)
Adam Cirnigliaro - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:40 PM Local Time
Ryan Belz moves all in for 23,000, and Matt Gunter re-shoves for 63,000 total. The rest of the table folds, and Belz is at risk.
Belz seems content to flip for his tournament life, but there's hardly any drama. The flop comes , giving Gunter quads and ending the hand two cards early. The turn and river are meaningless, and Belz is eliminated in 47th place.
Matt Gunter - 97,500 (20 bb)
Ryan Belz - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:28 PM Local Time
The flop reads in a three-handed pot. Karim Baruque checks from the big blind. A player in late position checks as well and it's on Dan Gilmer on the button. Gilmer bets 13,000 sending the action to Baruque. Baruque raises, making it 28,000 to go. The late-position player folds. Gilmer calls and they head to the turn.
Fourth street is the . Baruque leads for 25,000. Gilmer calls.
The river is the . Baruque leads again, this time for 30,000. Gilmer quickly folds and Baruque takes the pot.
Karim Baruque - 221,000 (44 bb)
Dan Gilmer - 190,000 (38 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:25 PM Local Time
Jon Borenstein opens the action with a raise to 10,000 from early position. The player in the cutoff calls, and it folds around to the big blind who moves all in, having Borenstein covered.
Borenstein takes little time before dropping a stack of chips in the middle for the call. The cutoff quickly folds and Borenstein holds to his opponent's .
The flop keeps Borenstein out in front, as does the turn. The river gives Borenstein a higher full house and he'll earn the double up.
Jon Borenstein - 275,000
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:15 PM Local Time
In a three-way pot, the flop is . Three players are all in, two of whom are at risk. One of those at-risk players is Michael Falcone. Flacone holds the best of it with for top set. The second at-risk player claims for an overpair. The third player has the other two covered and holds for top two pair.
The dealer burns and turns a turn and a river. Falcone's set holds catapulting him up over 300,000 while eliminating the player who held pocket aces in the process.
Michael Falcone - 330,000 (66 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:13 PM Local Time
Brian Walters opens the action with a raise to 13,000 from the cutoff. It's folded around to Dennis Tsai in the big blind, and he moves all in for 47,500.
Walters quickly calls, and is ahead with . Tsai holds . The flop is and Tsai picks up outs to a straight. He hits his wheel draw on the turn with the . The river is a meaningless and Tsai will double up through Walters.
Dennis Tsai - 101,500 (20 bb)
Brian Walters - 335,000 (67 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:57 PM Local Time
Tom Markides limps from early position, and DJ MacKinnon calls in the small blind. James Cornblatt moves all in for 57,000 from the big blind, and Markides calls. MacKinnon folds out of the way, and Cornblatt is heads up for his tournament life.
The board runs out , and Cornblatt can not catch up. He's eliminated in 55th place, and the remaining players are all in the money.
Tom Markides - 315,000 (63 bb)
James Cornblatt - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:42 PM Local Time
Players are back in their seats and hand-for-hand play is underway. When the tournament loses one more player, the remaining 54 will all be in the money and assured at least $2,638.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:41 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:24 PM Local Time
The remaining 55 players are on their second 15-minute break of the day. When they return, they'll go hand-for-hand on the money bubble.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:22 PM Local Time
In a three-handed pot, Asher Conniff is in the small blind, start-of-day chip leader Chase Bianchi in the big blind and Russ Head in early position. The flop is and Conniff checks. Bianchi bets 15,000. Head folds and it's back on Conniff. He calls and they're heads up to the turn.
Fourth street brings the and Conniff leads for 29,000. Bianchi calls.
The river is the . Conniff checks and Bianchi checks behind him. Conniff instantly mucks his hand and Bianchi shows and it's good enough for the win.
Chase Bianchi - 355,000 (88 bb)
Asher Conniff - 258,000 (64 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 4:18 PM Local Time
Asher Conniff opens with a raise to 8,000 from middle position. Chase Bianchi calls, as does Tommy Vu, sending three players to the flop.
On the flop, Conniff bets 13,000 and Bianchi quickly folds. Vu raises to 30,000 and it's back to Conniff, who takes some time before he calls. The falls on the turn, and Conniff checks. Vu bets 18,000 and, again, Coniff calls. The river is the and, this time, Conniff leads out for 63,000.
Vu tanks for a moment, but eventually tosses his cards into the muck and the dealer pushes the pot to Conniff.
Asher Conniff - 262,000 (65 bb)
Tommy Vu - 208,000 (52 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:57 PM Local Time
Sara Hall gets her remaining 94,000 in against John Gorsuch on a flop.
Hall holds to Gorsuch's and is looking to double up through Gorsuch as the money bubble nears. Hall remains ahead on the turn, but the hits the river, giving Gorsuch a set of jacks and eliminating Hall.
Hall, who is in a race with Dustin Murphy and Phil Hernz for Casino Champion, would have moved into first place with a minimum cash.
John Gorsuch - 240,000 (60 bb)
Sara Hall - Eliminated