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2015/2016 WSOP Circuit - THE BICYCLE CASINO (Los Angeles)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 to Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Ring Event #9: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,134,000
  • Entries: 756
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:51 PM Local Time

Barry Woods moves all in on the button. Ray Henson moves all in over top from the small blind.

Henson turns over    for pocket sevens and Woods turns over    for pocket eights.

The flop comes    , which is no help to Henson.

The turn is  , and seals the deal for Woods' double up. The river is  

Barry Woods - 2,900,000
Ray Henson - 650,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:47 PM Local Time

Antonio Esfandiari raises to 175,000 from under the gun, and Jamie Gold three-bets to 375,000 from the button. Esfandiari calls.

The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn is the  , and Esfandiari leads out for 300,000. Gold calls. The   comes on the river, and Esfandiari moves all in. Gold quickly folds.

Antonio Esfandiari - 10,100,000
Jamie Gold - 1,050,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:41 PM Local Time

Antonio Esfandiari raises to 175,000 from the small blind. Jamie Gold moves all in from the big blind and Esfandiari calls.

Gold:   
Esfandiari:   

The flop is    , giving Gold some outs to chop the pot.

The turn is  . Gold calls for a three and gets it as the river comes  , giving him a straight to the six. Gold gets the double up.

Jamie Gold - 1,850,000
Antonio Esfandiari - 9,750,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:36 PM Local Time

Ray Henson moves all in from the button. Antonio Esfandiari moves all in over the top from the small blind, and the big blind folds.

Henson:   
Esfandiari:   

The board runs out      . The board misses both players, and Henson's pocket fives hold. The dealer counts down his stack, and his all-in bet was for 680,000.

Ray Henson - 1,520,000
Antonio Esfandiari - 10,200,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:33 PM Local Time

Jamie Gold raises to 200,000 from under the gun, and Antonio Esfandiari calls from the big blind. The flop is    , and Esfandiari checks. Gold continues for 150,000. Esfandiari calls, and the   comes on the turn. Esfandiari checks again, and Gold bets 400,000. Esfandiari calls, and the river is the  .

Esfandiari checks, and Gold checks behind. "How good do you run?" Gold says as he turns over   . "Paying me off the whole way, and the jack comes on the river to save you." Sure enough, Esfandiari turns over    for a better full house thanb Gold, and the dealer pushes him the pot.

Antonio Esfandiari - 10,900,000
Jamie Gold - 1,130,000

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:15 PM Local Time

Jamie Gold raises to 200,000 from under the gun, and Antonio Esfandiari calls from the big blind.

The flop is    , and Esfandiari checks. Gold continues for 250,000, and Esfandiari check-raises to 625,000. Gold calls, bringing the   on the turn. Esfandiari starts to put out another bet, but Gold quickly mucks his cards.

Antonio Esfandiari - 11,500,000
Jamie Gold - 1,900,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:04 PM Local Time

Jamie Gold raises to 200,000 from under the gun, and Antonio Esfandiari calls from the big blind.

The flop falls    , and Esfandiari checks. Gold continue for 300,000, and Esfandiari check-raises to 2,000,000 - enough to put Gold all in.

Gold thinks for a minute, then says, "I think I'm ahead, and even if I'm not I have six outs." Then he calls and flips up his cards:   . Esfandiari tables   .

The turn is the  , giving Esfandiari a flush draw, but   on the river doesn't give him any more help. Gold ends up improving to a straight, and he doubles up.

Jamie Gold - 3,340,000
Antonio Esfandiari - 8,645,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:53 PM Local Time
Level: 30
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 10,000
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:45 PM Local Time

The remaining four players are on a break. Play will resume in 10 minutes.

Here are the counts:

Antonio Esfandiari - 10,365,000
Jamie Gold - 1,960,000
Barry Woods - 1,740,000
Ray Henson - 1,060,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:39 PM Local Time

Ray Henson raises to 125,000 from under the gun. Antonio Esfandiari calls from the button, Jamie Gold calls from the small blind, and Barry Woods calls from the big blind.

The flop comes    , and it's checked around to Esfandiari. He bets 240,000. Gold quickly folds, and Woods check-raises to 600,000. Henson folds, Esfandiari calls, and they go to the turn heads up.

The turn is the  , and both players check. The   falls on the river, and Woods checks again. Esfandiari bets 810,000. Woods thinks for a minute, then calls.

Esfandiari tables    for top two pair, and Woods mucks his cards.

Antonio Esfandiari - 10,200,000
Barry Woods - 2,200,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:35 PM Local Time

Jamie Gold and Barry Woods see the flop come    , and Gold pushes all in from the cutoff. Woods calls from the button, and the players table their cards.

Woods:   
Gold:   

The turn is the  , and the river the  . Gold wins with his pair of nines and doubles up, a big step to recovering from the hand when he doubled up Antonio Esfandiari not too long ago.

Jamie Gold - 1,850,000
Barry Woods - 3,600,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:25 PM Local Time

 

Antonio Esfandiari raises to 125,000 from the cutoff. Jamie Gold calls on the button. Alexander Greenblatt moves all in from the small blind. Esfandiari moves all in over top. Gold folds.

Esfandiari:   
Greenblatt:   

After the hands are tabled, Gold says, "You have two outs, Antonio. I folded an Ace"

The flop comes    , putting Esfandiari in the lead with a pair of Aces.

The turn is   and the river is  . Greenblatt gets no help on the turn or river and is eliminated.

Antonio Esfandiari - 8,000,000
Alexander Greenblatt - Eliminated

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:20 PM Local Time

Ray Henson raises to 125,000 from under the gun, and Barry Woods calls from the small blind. Woods checks the     flop, and Henson continues for 175,000. Woods calls.

The turn is the  , and Woods checks again. Henson bets 315,000, and Woods check-raises to 830,000. Henson calls, bringing the   on the river. Woods bets 1,200,000, and Henson goes into the tank. After about two minutes, he slides his cards to the muck, and Woods takes the pot.

Barry Woods - 4,400,000
Ray Henson - 1,340,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:56 PM Local Time

Alex Greenblatt raises to 120,000 from the button, and Antonio Esfandiari calls from the big blind. The flop comes    , and Esfandiari leads out for 75,000. Greenblatt calls, and the   falls on the turn. Esfandiari continues for 205,000, and Greenblatt quickly folds.

Antonio Esfanfiari - 6,700,000
Alex Greenblatt - 775,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:50 PM Local Time

Antonio Esfandiari raises to 110,000 from the hijack. Jamie Gold re-raises to 350,000 from the cutoff. Esfandiari calls.

The flop comes    . Esfandiari checks. Gold bets 300,000. Esfandiari calls.

The turn is  . Esfandiari checks again. Gold bets 500,000. Esfandiari reaches into his stack and check-raises to 1,200,000. Gold says, "Well, it looks like we might have to play for it all. How much do you have total?" Esfandiari confirms he has 2,500,000 left. Gold thinks for a moment and moves all in. Esfandiari snap-calls.

Esfandiari:   
Gold:   

Esfandiari turns over a set of threes, while Gold tables a pair of Aces and is drawing dead. Esfandiari gets a full double.

Antonio Esfandiari - 6,500,000
Jamie Gold - 1,280,000

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:38 PM Local Time
Level: 29
Blinds: 30,000/60,000
Ante: 10,000
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:33 PM Local Time

Antonio Esfandiari raises to 115,000, and Jamie Gold three-bets to 305,000 from the cutoff. Esfandiari calls, and they see the flop come    .

Esfandiari checks, and Gold continues for 325,000. Esfandiari calls, bringing the   on the turn. Esfandiari checks again, and Gold bets 350,000.

Esfandiari goes into the tank. Gold turns to a nearby floorman and jokes, "If he moves all in, can we run it twice?"

After a couple minutes, Esfandiari folds, and Gold asks him, "You want to see it?" Gold then turns over   , and the dealer pushes him the pot.

Jamie Gold - 4,600,000
Antonio Esfandiari - 3,950,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:20 PM Local Time

The action folds around to Antonio Esfandiari in the small blind and he decides to limp in. Bryn Kenney takes a look at his cards and moves all in for 650,000. Esfandiari snap-calls.

Esfandiari:   
Kenney:   

The flop comes    , giving Esfandiari the lead with a pair of Queens, and Kenney a pair of fives.

The turn is  , to give Esfandiari two pairs, Kings and Queens.

The river is   and Kenney is eliminated.

Antonio Esfandiari - 5,500,000
Bryn Kenney - Eliminated

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:11 PM Local Time

Action is folded around to Ray Henson on the button - he raises to 115,000. Antonio Esfandiari is in the small blind and re-raises to 300,000. Blaise Hom goes into the tank for a full minute before announcing he is all in. Henson also thinks for a moment and moves all in over top. Esfandiari quickly releases his hand.

Henson:   
Hom:   

The board runs out       and Henson's Queens will hold.

Ray Henson - 3.280,000
Blaise Hom - Eliminated

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 4:05 PM Local Time

Bryn Kenney raises to 115,000, and Ray Henson calls from the big blind. The players check to the river as the board comes out      . Henson bets 175,000, and Kenney calls.

Henson shows    for a straight, and Kenney mucks his cards.

Ray Henson - 2,270,000
Bryn Kenney - 630,000
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