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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 3:28 PM Local Time

Michael Sanders

Michael Sanders pushes all in for about 650,000, and Lisa Hamilton moves all in over the top for about 1,000,000. Everyone else folds, and the players table their cards.


The board comes      . Hamilton wins with her ace-king, and Sanders is eliminated in 13th place. He earns $20,960.

Lisa Hamilton - 1,740,000
Michael Sanders - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 3:18 PM Local Time

Giuseppe Pantaleo - 14th Place - $20,960

On a board reading     , Giuseppe Pantaleo checks in the small blind, and Nipun Java bets 50,000 in the big blind.  Pantaleo calls. 

When the river comes the  , Pantaleo bets 135,000, and Java announces that he is all in, having Pantaleo covered.

Pantaleo says that he needs a minute to think.  "I have a boat here, but I have to still think." 

After another minute, he calls.

Pantaleo:    (full house)
Java:    (trip queens)

When the river comes the   giving Java a bigger full house, Pantaleo walks away from the table, kicks the rail, and says, "I knew it," walking up to the wall and standing against it. After a moment, he comes back to the table, gathers his belongings, and walks to the cage to collect his $20,960. 

Nipun Java - 3,250,000
Giuseppe Pantaleo - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 3:11 PM Local Time

Matthew Moore - 15th Place - $20,960

Mike Leah raises to 100,000 in the hijack, and Jeffrey Kim calls in the cutoff.  Matthew Moore announces that he is all in on the button.  Leah thinks for a minute, asking for the totals of both Kim and Moore's stack.  Upon hearing the all in total (385,000), and Kim's total (1,100,000), Leah folds his hand.  Kim goes into the tank and after a minute or so, calls the all in. 


The board runs out      , eliminating Moore in 15th place.

Jeffrey Kim - 1,700,000
Matthew Moore - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 2:52 PM Local Time

Michael Sanders raises, and Jamie Rosen pushes all in for over 900,000. Sanders calls and turns over   , and he's ahead of Rosen's   . But the board rolls out      , giving Rosen a flush to double up.

Jamie Rosen - 1,950,000
Michael Sanders - 1,400,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 2:49 PM Local Time

Jan Jansma

Jan Jansma pushes all in for 525,000. Nipun Java is in the big blind, and he has just a little bit more than Jansma's all-in bet. He thinks for about two minutes, then calls.


The board comes      . Java makes two pair to win, and Jansma is eliminated. He finishes in 16th place for $17,281.

Nipun Java - 1,250,000
Jan Jansma - Eliminated
Monday, March 7, 2016 2:41 PM Local Time

Ricky Prince

Brandon Wittmeyer raises to 110,000 in middle position.  Action folds to Ricky Prince in the big blind who shoves all in for his last ten big blinds.  Wittmeyer calls. 


The board runs out      , eliminating Prince in 17th place. 

Brandon Wittmeyer - 3,000,000
Ricky Prince - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 2:39 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, March 7, 2016 2:16 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler raises to 80,000 in middle position.  Action folds to Ira Marcus in the big blind who shoves all in.  Wheeler quickly calls. 


The flop comes    , leaving Wheeler in the lead with his pair of tens. 

The   comes on the turn, and the   on the river signifies the elimination of Ira Marcus in 18th place. 

Jason Wheeler - 1,700,000
Ira Marcus - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 2:05 PM Local Time

Guiseppe Pantaleo moves all in from middle position, and Michael Sanders calls.


The board comes      . Pantaleo wins with two pair, fours and threes, and he doubles up.

Giuseppe Pantaleo - 875,000
Michael Sanders - 2,550,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 2:01 PM Local Time
Table 1
1 - Michael Sanders - 2,950,000
2 - Jan Jansma - 1,150,000
3 - Lisa Hamilton - 1,235,000
4 - Jamie Rosen - 950,000
5 - Ricky Prince - 270,000
6 - Giuseppe Pantaleo - 400,000
7 - Nipun Java - 1,300,000
8 - Brandon Wittmeyer - 1,900,000
9 - Steve Merrifield - 1,200,000

Table 2
1 - Jason Wheeler - 1,200,000
2 - Michael Rocco - 2,950,000
3 - Vincent Moscati - 800,000
4 - Anthony Spinalla - 1,200,000
5 - Mike Leah - 1,850,000
6 - Jeffrey Kim - 1,600,000
7 - Ira Marcus - 350,000
8 - Matthew Moore - 1,500,000
9 - Richard Mullen - 500,000
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Monday, March 7, 2016 1:55 PM Local Time

Brian Hansen

Brian Hansen raises to 90,000 from the hijack, and Nipun Java calls from the button. Michael Sanders then raises all in from the big blind. Hansen calls, and Java folds. Sanders has Hansen outchipped, and Hansen is at risk.


The flop is    , and Hansen retains the lead with his aces. But the turn is the  , giving Sanders a full house and the lead. The river is the  , and Sanders wins the pot.

Hansen is eliminated in 19th place, earning $14,404.

There are now 18 players remaining, and they will redraw to the final two tables.

Michael Sanders - 2,950,000
Brian Hansen - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 1:49 PM Local Time

Jan Jansma shoves all in from the small blind for 570,000.  Giuseppe Pantaleo tank-calls in the big blind. 


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

Jan Janma - 1,175,000
Guiseppe Pantaleo - 600,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 1:46 PM Local Time

Joseph Pergola - 20th Place - $14,404

Joseph Pergola shoves all in and Mike Leah calls. 


The flop comes     giving Pergola the lead with a pair of tens. 

When the   comes on the turn, Pergola sighs and gets up from the table. 

The   on the river does not improve Pergola's hand, and he is eliminated in 20th place, taking home $14,404. 

Mike Leah - 1,500,000
Joseph Pergola - Eliminated

Monday, March 7, 2016 1:35 PM Local Time

On a board reading    , Joseph Pergola checks in the big blind, and Jeffrey Kim bets 100,000 on the button. 

Both players check the   turn. 

When the river comes the  , Pergola shoves all in, and Kim snap-calls. 

Pergola shows    for a pair of sixes, but Kim turns over    for a straight flush.  The spectators on the rail are wowed, with one of them saying, "Just the stone nuts." 

Jeffrey Kim - 1,500,000
Joseph Pergola - 350,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 1:32 PM Local Time

Andy Rose - 22nd Place - $12,128

Andy Rose shoves all in, and Michael Rocco calls. 


The board runs out      .  Rocco's ace high is good, and Rose is eliminated in 22nd place, taking home $12,128.

Michael Rocco - 2,800,000
Andy Rose - Eliminated

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Monday, March 7, 2016 1:30 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler raises to 80,000 in the cutoff.  Michael Rocco calls in the small blind, and Andy Rose calls in the big blind. 

The flop comes    .  Rocco and Rose both check, Wheeler makes it 110,000, and only Rocco calls. 

The turn is the  .  Rocco checks, Wheeler bets 200,000, and Rocco calls. 

Both players check the   river. 

Rocco turns over    for trip kings to take the pot. 

Michael Rocco - 2,600,000
Jason Wheeler - 2,100,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 1:21 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, March 7, 2016 1:21 PM Local Time

A short-stacked Ricky Prince pushes all in for 130,000, and Jason Wheeler calls.


Prince is in good shape, and his situation gets better as the board comes      . He makes top two pair and doubles up.

Ricky Prince - 360,000
Jason Wheeler - 2,430,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 1:20 PM Local Time

Michael Sanders raises to 70,000 from middle position, and Guiseppe Pantaleo calls from the cutoff. Brian Hansen also calls from the button, and they see the flop three-handed.

The flop rolls out    , and it's checked to Hansen. He bets 110,000. Sanders check-raises all in. Pantaleo folds, and Hansen goes into the tank. He asks for an exact count, which turns out to be 580,000 total. After a couple minutes, he folds.

Sanders flashes one card, the  , and tells Hansen, "If you couldn't snap you were no good."

Michael Sanders - 1,000,000
Brian Hansen - 900,000

Monday, March 7, 2016 1:14 PM Local Time

The board is     on the flop, and Joseph Pergola checks from the big blind. Mike Leah bets 50,000 from the cutoff, and Pergola check-raises all in. Leah asks for an exact count, which turns out to be 420,000. He thinks for a couple minutes, then pushes out a call.


The turn is the  , and the river is the  . Pergola wins the pot to doubles up.

Joseph Pergola - 970,000
Mike Leah - 1,100,000

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