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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 4:01 PM Local Time

Ludovic Geilich - 8th Place

Antonio Esfandiari raises to 110,000, and action folds around to Ludovic Geilich in the big blind. He thinks for a minute, then pushes all his remaining chips forward. His all-in bet is for a little under 400,000. Esfandiari calls.


The board comes      . The ace on the river gives Esfandiari the best hand, and Geilich is eliminated. He finished in 8th place for $26,980.

Antonio Esfandiari - 4,450,000
Ludovic Geilich - Eliminated

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:53 PM Local Time

Ray Henson raises to 110,000 from middle position. Antonio Esfandiari calls. Jamie Gold calls from the small blind.

The flop comes    . Henson checks. Esfandiari bets 125,000, Gold folds. Henson calls.

The turn is  . Henson checks again. Esfandiari thinks for a moment and decides to check also.

The river is  . Both players check again.

Henson turns over    for a pair of Kings. Esfandiari mucks his cards.

Ray Henson - 1,660,000
Antonio Esfandiari - 4,050,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:44 PM Local Time

Action folds around to Alex Greenblatt in the cutoff, and he pushes all in for 545,000. Ludovic Geilich pushes all in over the top from the button, and the blinds both fold.


The board comes      , and the ace on the river keeps Greenblatt alive. He doubles up, and Geilich is left with just over six big blinds.

Alex Greenblatt - 1,205,000
Ludovic Geilich - 320,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:38 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:31 PM Local Time

Players are now on a a 10-minute break. Here are their current chip counts:

Seat - Player - Chips
1 - Ludovic Geilich - 870,000
2 - Empty
3 - Ray Henson - 1,450,000
4 - Antonio Esfandiari - 4,025,000
5 - Blaise Hom - 895,000
6 - Bryn Kenney - 1,070,000
7 - Jamie Gold - 3,585,000
8 - Barry Woods - 2,535,000
9 - Alex Greenblatt - 550,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:30 PM Local Time

Action is folded around to Barry Woods on the button. Woods moves all in for 1,260,000. Alexander Greenblatt is in the small blind and goes into the tank for a minute. He decides to move all in as well. The big blind folds.


The flop is    , putting Woods in the lead with a pair of Kings.

The turn is   and the river is  .

Woods will get a full double.

Barry Woods - 2,600,000
Alexander Greenblatt - 560,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 3:03 PM Local Time

Jack Duong - 9th Place

Jack Duong raises to 100,000 from middle position, and Antonio Esfandiari three-bets to 300,000 from the cutoff. Duong asks to see his remaining stack, and Esfandiari moves his arms to let Duong see his chips. Duong tanks for about three minutes, then puts out a reraise to 775,000. Esfandiari quickly moves all in, and Duong calls just as quickly.


It's a classic race - the board runs out      , and Esfandiari wins with his pocket queens. The dealer counts down the players' stacks. Esfandiari has 2,085,000, and Duong has less. He is eliminated in 9th place for $21,420.

Antonio Esfandiari - 4,150,000
Jack Duong - Eliminated

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:54 PM Local Time

Jamie Gold raises to 100,000 in middle position. Barry Woods calls from the cutoff.

The flop comes    . Gold checks. Woods reaches into his stack and puts out a bet of 200,000. Gold instantly check-raises to 400,000. Woods calls.

The turn is  . Gold leads out for 500,000. Woods cuts out a stack of chips and calls.

As the dealer is about the put the river out, Gold says, "He knows exactly what I'm going to do next. Is there a button?" The dealer tosses Gold an all in button and when the river   hits the felt, Gold moves all in. Woods instantly tosses his cards into the muck.

Jamie Gold - 3,980,000
Barry Woods - 900,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:42 PM Local Time

With the elimination of Hector Contreras in 10th place, we have now reached our official Final Table of nine players.

Players are getting settled, and play will resume in five minutes.

Seat - Player - Chips
1 - Ludovic Geilich - 1,900,000
2 - Jack Duong - 1,810,000
3 - Ray Henson - 1,475,000
4 - Antonio Esfandiari - 1,690,000
5 - Blaise Hom - 1,670,000
6 - Bryn Kenney - 770,000
7 - Jamie Gold - 3,230,000
8 - Barry Woods - 2,000,000
9 - Alexander Greenblatt - 1,510,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:42 PM Local Time

Hector Contreras

Hector Contreras limps, and Jamie Gold limps from the cutoff. Alex Greenblatt calls out of the small blind, and Ludovic Geilich checks his option in the big blind.

The flop comes    , and action checks around to Gold. He bets 200,000. Greenblatt and Geilich fold, and Contreras calls.

The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the  , and Contreras checks again. Gold moves all in.

Contreras thinks for a minute, and Gold starts talking to him, much like the vintage Jamie Gold of the 2006 WSOP Main Event. "Is no pair good?"

"I have a jack," Contreras tells him.

Gold shrugs. "Oh, you have a jack. I have no pair."

Contreras thinks for another minute. "Wait, wait, let me figure this out," he says, and starts thinking aloud. "I was good on the flop, then...." He looks at Gold and reaches for his stack, but doesn't push it forward. Then after another 10 seconds, he announces a call.

"I have no pair. I have the straight," Gold tells him as he turns over   . Contreras tables   , and he's eliminated. He earns $17,215 for his 10th-place finish.

Jamie Gold - 3,230,000
Hector Contreras - Eliminated

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:32 PM Local Time

Bryn Kenney

Bryn Kenney ships all in from the button, and Jamie Gold quickly calls from the small blind.


The flop comes    , giving Kenney additional outs to a straight. The turn is a sweat card - the   gives Kenney a pair and the lead, but Gold now has a flush draw. The river is the  , a complete brick, and Kenney wins the pot to double up.

Bryn Kenney - 750,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:32 PM Local Time

Ludovic Geilich raises to 70,000 in late position. Ray Henson is in the cutoff and calls. Hector Contreras is in the big blind and also calls.

The flop is    . Contreras checks, Geilich bets 135,000. Henson calls and Contreras opts to fold.

The turn is   - both players check.

The river is  . Geilich checks again, and so does Henson.

Geilich tables    for a pair of fives, while Henson turns over    for a pair of nines and takes down the pot.

Ray Henson - 1,210,000
Ludovic Geilich - 1,310,000
Hector Contreras - 870,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:26 PM Local Time

Jamie Gold raises to 75,000 from middle position. Jack Duong is on the button and calls.

The flop comes    . Gold leads out for 125,000 and Duong calls.

The turn is  . Gold bets 250,000. Duong starts to cut chips out and Gold says, "No fear Jack." Duong calls.

The river is  . Gold says, "I better check" and he does just that.

Duong reaches into his stack and bets 200,000. Gold says, "That's a good bet. I might just have to pay you the 200 - I almost shaved today". Gold calls. Duong turns over    and Gold says, "You're good. You only had three outs, but I bet you didn't know that". Gold mucks his cards.

Jack Duong - 1,900,000
Jamie Gold - 2,700,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:10 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:07 PM Local Time

Barry Woods raises to 70,000 from the cutoff. Jack Duong defends his big blind and calls.

The flop comes     - both players check. 

The turn is  . Duong leads out for 80,000. Woods calls.

The river is  . Duong bets 145,000. Woods goes into the tank and eventually releases his hand.

Jack Duong - 1,200,000
Barry Woods - 2,150,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:06 PM Local Time

In the second hand after the redraw, Antonio Esfandiari raises to 70,000 from middle position. Blaise Hom calls from his direct left, Jamie Gold calls from the cutoff, and Ludovic Geilich calls from the big blind.

The four players see the flop come    . Action checks around to Gold, and he bets 150,000. The other three players fold, and Gold adds to his chip lead.

Jamie Gold - 3,400,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:01 PM Local Time

With Coplon's elimination, there are now 10 players remaining, and they've redrawn to the unofficial final table.

Seat - Player - Chips
1 - Ludovic Geilich - 1,600,000
2 - Jack Duong - 1,350,000
3 - Ray Henson - 1,150,000
4 - Antonio Esfandiari - 1,380,000
5 - Blaise Hom - 1,700,000
6 - Hector Contreras - 950,000
7 - Bryn Kenney - 425,000
8 - Jamie Gold - 3,100,000
9 - Barry Woods - 2,300,000
10 - Alexander Greenblatt - 1,650,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:50 PM Local Time

Action is folded around to Antonio Esfandiari in the small blind. Esfandiari moves all in. Ken Coplon is sitting on a short stack in the big blind and calls.


The flop is    .

The turn is  .

The river is  , which is no help to Coplon and he is eliminated in 11th place.

Antonio Esfandiari - 1,450,000
Ken Coplon - Eliminated

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:45 PM Local Time


Alexander Greenblatt raises to 65,000 in the cutoff. Barry Woods calls on the button.

The flop comes    . Greenblatt leads out for 105,000 and Woods calls.

The turn is  . Greenblatt leads out again, this time for 235,000. Woods quickly calls.

The river is  . Greenblatt opts to check and after a moment of thought, Woods decides to check back and immediately turns over   . Woods shows a pair of Jacks and Greenblatt tosses his cards into the muck.

Barry Woods - 2,400,000
Alexander Greenblatt - 1,350,000

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:34 PM Local Time

Bruce Buffer

Bruce Buffer raises to 70,000, and Hector Contreras moves all in. Buffer has only about 200,000 behind, and Contreras has him covered. Buffer calls, and the players turn up their cards.


The flop comes    , giving Contreras a set. Buffer has outs to a straight, but the turn is the   and the river is the  . When the jack falls on the river, for a moment Buffer thinks he's pulled ahead to stay alive, but he quickly sees the set and the bad news.

Buffer is eliminated in 12th place, earning $17,215.

Hector Contreras - 1,050,000
Bruce Buffer - Eliminated