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2015/2016 WSOP Circuit - BALLY'S (Las Vegas)

Friday, March 04, 2016 to Monday, March 07, 2016

Event #11: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,821,000
  • Entries: 1,214
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, March 7, 2016 6:53 PM Local Time


Michael Rocco

Jeffrey Kim raises to 220,000, and Michael Rocco three-bets all in from the big blind. Kim calls, and the players table their cards:

Rocco:   
Kim:   

The flop is    , giving Kim a full house and leaving Rocco drawing thin. The turn is the  , and as Rocco's rail calls for an ace on the river, the dealer reveals the  . Kim wins the pot with his full house, and Rocco is eliminated. He earns $50,806 for his seventh-place finish.

Jeffrey Kim - 5,050,000
Michael Rocco - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 6:44 PM Local Time

Anthony Spinella raises to 220,000 under the gun, and Lisa Hamilton shoves all in from the hijack. With action back on Spinella, he asks for a count and another player at the table says, "1.38 million."  Hamilton confirms that total. 

"I have to oblige that bet," Spinella says as he moves chips forward to call. 

Spinella:   
Hamilton:   

When the flop says     Spinella says, "Well then...," trailing off as he starts cutting out 1,380,000 in chips. 

The   comes on the turn.

When the   comes on the river Spinella jokingly asks, "Chop?" and Hamilton giggles. 

Lisa Hamilton - 3,000,000
Anthony Spinella - 6,350,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 6:22 PM Local Time

Mike Leah raises under the gun to 100,000, and Michael Rocco calls in the hijack.  Jeffrey Kim makes it 255,000 on the button and Leah folds.  Rocco throws out chips to raise, but is short, and has to complete to at least a min-bet.  With action back on Kim, he shoves all in, and Rocco snap-calls. 

Kim:    
Rocco:    

The flop comes    .  "That's so sick, I totally meant to just call you." 

The   turn, and   river do not improve Rocco's hand, and Kim is awarded a full double up. 

As the dealer counts the chips and starts moving them over to Kim, Rocco again says, "That's just so sick."  He looks at Anthony Spinella and says, "I seriously meant to just call him there."

Jeffrey Kim - 4,700,000
Michael Rocco - 1,400,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 6:07 PM Local Time
Level: 31
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, March 7, 2016 6:07 PM Local Time


Nipun Java

Nipun Java moves all in from the hijack. Anthony Spinella is on the button, and he asks Jeffrey Kim (who is in the small blind) how many chips he has. After Kim gives him an approximate count, Spinella announces he's all in for over 7,000,000. The blinds both fold.

Java:   
Spinella:   

The flop is    , giving Java a flush draw, and the turn is the  , giving him an inside straight draw as well. But the river is the  , and Spinella wins the pot with his pocket tens.

Java is eliminated in 8th place, falling just a little short in his attempt to win a second Circuit Main Event. He earns $40,026.

Anthony Spinella - 8,200,000
Nipun Java - Eliminated

Gorillla Gaming
Monday, March 7, 2016 6:00 PM Local Time


Brandon Wittmeyer - 9th Place - $31,904

Brandon Wittmeyer raises to 180,000 in middle position, and Anthony Spinella reraises to 775,000.  Wittmeyer shoves all in, and Spinella snap-calls.

Wittmeyer:   
Spinella:   

The board runs out      , eliminating Wittmeyer in 9th place. 

Anthony Spinella - 7,400,000
Brandon Wittmeyer - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 5:55 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler raises to 180,000 in middle position, and Anthony Spinella calls in the big blind. 

Spinella checks the     flop, and Wheeler continues for 215,000.  Spinella calls. 

Spinella checks again when the turn comes the  , and Wheeler bets 400,000. 

When the   comes on the river, Spinella checks a third time, and Wheeler bets 675,000. 

Spinella thinks for a minutes and says, "Alright, I'm letting it go," as he mucks this hand. 

Wheeler shows   , and someone on the rail says, "Oooo, a stone bluff."

"Nice hand," Spinella says to Wheeler. 

Jason Wheeler - 3,500,000
Anthony Spinella - 5,100,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 5:28 PM Local Time

Napun Java raises to 180,000 under the gun. Action folds to Jamie Rosen who shoves all in from the small blind, and the big blind folds.  Java goes into the tank and asks for an exact count. After hearing the 995,000 total, Java goes into the tank for another two minutes before throwing in a chip to call. 

Java sighs out loud when he sees Rosen turn over   , and he turns over   

The board runs out      , awarding Rosen a full double up. 

Jamie Rosen - 2,200,0000
Napun Java - 800,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 4:58 PM Local Time
Level: 30
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, March 7, 2016 4:47 PM Local Time

Players are now on a 15-minutes break.

Here are their current chip counts:

Seat - Player - Chips
1 - Lisa Hamilton - 2,350,000
2 - Mike Leah - 2,140,000
3 - Jason Wheeler - 2,875,000
4 - Jamie Rosen - 1,210,000
5 - Brandon Wittmeyer - 3,100,000
6 - Nipun Java - 2,120,000
7 - Michael Rocco - 4,615,000
8 - Anthony Spinella - 3,800,000
9 - Jeffrey Kim - 2,000,000

Velo 690x150
Monday, March 7, 2016 4:37 PM Local Time

On the hand after Steven Merrifield's elimination, action folds around to Mike Leah. There is a dead button on Merrifield's former seat, and Leah is last to act before the blinds. He moves all in for about 3,700,000. Jason Wheeler calls from the small blind, and the big blind folds.

Leah:   
Wheeler:   

The board comes      . Wheeler wins with two pair, aces and eights, and he doubles up.

Jason Wheeler - 2,770,000
Mike Leah - 2,315,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 4:34 PM Local Time


Steven Merrifield

Action folds around to Mike Leah on the button. He asks Steven Merrifield, who is in the small blind, how much he has. Merrifield has about 1,400,000. Leah thinks for a minute, then moves all in. Merrifield instantly calls, and the big blind.

Leah:   
Merrifield:   

Merrifield is in good shape, but the flop changes matters. It rolls out    , giving Leah a set. The turn is the  , and the river is the  . Leah wins with his set, and Merrifield is eliminated in 10th place for $25,713.

Mike Leah - 3,700,000
Steven Merrifield - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 4:22 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler raises to 135,000 in middle position.  Michael Rocco calls in the cutoff, as does Lisa Hamilton in the big blind. 

The flop comes    .  Hamilton checks, Wheeler bets 200,000,and both Rocco and Hamilton call.

The turn is the  . Hamilton checks, Wheeler checks, and Rocco bets 750,000.  Hamilton quickly folds, and Wheeler goes into the tank.  Over four minutes pass before Wheeler mucks his cards. 

Michael Rocco - 4,075,000
Jason Wheeler - 1,475,000
Lisa Hamilton - 2,050,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 4:19 PM Local Time

Michael Rocco raises to 230,000 in the small blind, and Anthony Spinella calls in the big blind 

Both players check the     flop, and the   turn. 

When the river comes the  , Rocco leads out for 125,000.  Spinella pauses for a moment before calling the bet. 

Rocco turns over   .  Spinella shows    for a pair or nines to take the pot. 

Anthony Spinella - 3,500,000
Michael Rocco - 3,800,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 4:08 PM Local Time

Lisa Hamilton raises to 120,000 from middle position, and Mike Leah calls from her direct left. Nipun Java is in the big blind, and he calls as well.

The flop is    , and Java checks. Hamilton continues for 175,000. Leah folds, Java calls, and the turn is the  . Both players check, bringing the   on the river. Java checks again, and Hamilton bets 300,000. Java thinks for a minute, then folds.

Lisa Hamilton - 2,450,000
Nipun Java - 2,670,000

Gorillla Gaming
Monday, March 7, 2016 4:04 PM Local Time
Level: 29
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 10,000
Monday, March 7, 2016 4:02 PM Local Time

Nipun Java raises to 100,000 from the cutoff, and Michael Rocco calls from the button. Anthony Spinella then reraises to 265,000. Both other players fold, and Spinella takes it.

Anthony Spinella - 3,500,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 3:46 PM Local Time

Table 1
1 - Lisa Hamilton - 1,725,000
2 - Mike Leah - 2,380,000
3 - Steve Merrifield - 1,275,000
4 - Jason Wheeler - 2,000,000
5 - Jamie Rosen - 1,600,000
6 - Brandon Wittmeyer - 3,675,000
7 - Nipun Java - 3,330,000
8 - Michael Rocco - 4,100,000
9 - Anthony Spinella - 3,200,000
10 - Jeffrey Kim - 1,465,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 3:42 PM Local Time


Richard Mullen - 11th Place - $25,713

Jeffrey Kim raises to 100,000 under the gun, and Richard Mullen shoves all in from the cutoff.  Action folds to Anthony Spinella in the big blind who pauses for a moment before announcing that he is all in for more.  With action back on Kim, he goes into the tank. 

"I have a real hand here," Kim says out loud while standing up from the table.  After two minutes of thinking, he shows   , and throws them into the muck. 

"Nice fold," Spinella says to Kim as he turns over   .  Mullen shows   

The flop comes    .  The turn is the  .  When the   comes on the river, Mullen stands up and says good game to his table mates. 

Spinella confirms with Kim that he did in fact fold queens, to which Kim says, "Yes I did."

Anthony Spinella - 3,200,000
Jeffrey Kim - 1,465,000
Richard Mullen - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 3:31 PM Local Time


Vincent Moscati

Jason Wheeler raises to 110,000, and Michael Rocco calls. Vincent Moscati then three-bets all in fro 565,000. Wheeler folds, Rocco calls, and the players table their cards.

Moscati:   
Rocco:   

The board comes      . Rocco wins with his unimproved pair of sixes, and Moscati is eliminated. The four-time ring winner finishes in 12th place.for $25,713.

Michael Rocco - 4,100,000
Vincent Moscati - Eliminated
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