Monday, May 23, 2016 2:52 PM Local Time
David Slaughter raises to 125,000 from the hijack, and Ryan Dunn three-bets to 295,000 from the button. Slaughter then reraises to 495,000, and Dunn moves all in. Slaughter has 1,420,000 total, and Dunn has him covered. Slaughter calls.
Dunn is in good shape with his queens, but the flop gives Slaughter outs. The turn is the . Then the river is the and Slaughter wins the pot to double up.
David Slaughter - 2,955,000
Ryan Dunn - 710,000
Monday, May 23, 2016 2:47 PM Local Time
Virgil Beddingfield moves all in from under the gun for 380,000. Riley Fuller calls from middle position and everyone else folds.
The flop comes , and now any ace, king, or queen will give Fuller the lead. But the turn is the , and the river is the . Beddington wins with his pocket pair, and he doubles up.
Virgil Beddingfield - 875,000
Riley Fuller - 2,850,000
Monday, May 23, 2016 2:36 PM Local Time
The race for the Casino Champion is down to just three players, all of whom are currently in the tournament area. David Slaughter (pictured) is the man behind the wheel, as he only needs to move up one more spot in the Main Event to move his points total to 80, which is the amount the current leader Jeff Trudeau has. Slaughter would beat him in the tiebreaker, which is money earned.
Over in Event 12 though, Cory Waaland is still drawing live at the contest, though his chances are decidedly less good than Slaughter. If Slaughter finishes fifth or better and does not win the Main Event outright, it will be impossible for Waaland to catch him, but if Slaughter busts in sixth or seventh place, Waaland could pass him, but he would need to win his eighth career ring to do so. Should Slaughter bust in eighth place, Jeff Trudeau, who is on the rail observing the action, would need to fade a Waaland victory to take the Casino Champion honors.
If Waaland does pull off the longshot victory, it will mean he has qualified for the Global Casino Championship an astounding three times this season and would open up a 53rd at-large bid. Currently, it appears DJ Mackinnon is the last one in at 52nd place and Shawn Van Asdale would be the player taking the 53rd spot.
Monday, May 23, 2016 2:18 PM Local Time
Monday, May 23, 2016 2:12 PM Local Time
Seat 1: Riley Fuller - 3,390,000 (67 bb)
Seat 2: David Hubbard - 1,815,000 (36 bb)
Seat 3: David Slaughter - 1,535,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: -empty-
Seat 5: David Diaz - 1,805,000 (36 bb)
Seat 6: Ryan Dunn - 2,735,000 (54 bb)
Seat 7: Corey Brysman - 750,000 (13 bb)
Seat 8: Virgil Beddingfield - 525,000 (10 bb)
Seat 9: Jake Dollinger - 2,450,000 (49 bb)
Monday, May 23, 2016 2:01 PM Local Time
David Slaughter raises to 80,000 from the hijack and action folds to Corey Brysman in the small blind, who moves all in for 415,000.
"I knew that was coming," Slaughter says. Virgil Beddingfield is in the big blind and thinks for about 30 seconds or so before eventually folding. Slaughter calls with , while Brysman shows .
The flop comes and when the on the turn completes Brysman's flush, he lets out a triumphant, "Yes!"
The river is the and Brysman takes the pot to double up.
Corey Brysman - 900,000 (22 bb)
David Slaughter - 1,330,000 (33 bb)
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:56 PM Local Time
David Hubbard raises to 65,000 from the cutoff and two-time Circuit ring winner Blake Barousse thinks for a minute before moving all in for the small blind for around 450,000. Hubbard calls and, before the cards are even turned over, Barousse tells him, "Thank you."
Thing is, Barousse trails Hubbard, holding to Hubbard's . Barousse gets no help from the board and he is eliminated.
David Hubbard - 1,950,000 (48 bb)
Blake Barousse - Eliminated in ninth place for $22,243
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:46 PM Local Time
Action folds to Foster Hays (pictured) on the button who shoves all in for less than ten big blinds, and David Slaughter calls in the big blind.
The board runs out , giving Slaughter a flush and eliminating Hays in 10th place, paying $17,874. We have now reached the official final table of nine players.
David Slaughter - 2,100,000
Foster Hays - Eliminated
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:41 PM Local Time
David Slaughter opens to 95,000 from middle position and David Diaz reraises to 230,000. Ryan Dunn is in the hijack and cold four-bets to 430,000 total. Slaughter folds and Diaz takes a couple of minutes to think. He very deliberately breaks down one of his stacks of blue 25,000 chips several times, progressively adding chips to the stack before he ultimately five-bets to 890,000. Dunn folds and Diaz turns over the , mucks his other card, and rakes in the pot.
As he stacks his chips, he turns to Dunn and jokingly tells him, "We're friends, man. Pick on someone else."
David Diaz - 2,670,000 (66 bb)
Ryan Dunn - 2,300,000 (57 bb)
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:30 PM Local Time
Foster Hays raises to 95,000 in middle position, and Corey Brysman shoves all in from the big blind. Hays snap-calls and turns over . Brysman sighs audibly as he turns over .
When the flop gives Brysman a pair, he says, "Yes," and stands up.
The turn brings the , and when the comes on the river Brysman fist pumps, walks away from his chair and says, "I'm still in it, I'm still here." He then returns to his chair and starts stacking his chips.
Corey Brysman - 530,000 (13 bb)
Foster Hays - 800,000 (20 bb)
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:24 PM Local Time
Riley Fuller raises to 80,000 from the hijack and David Hubbard reraises to 175,000 on the button. Fuller eyeballs Hubbard's remaining 1.2 million chips or so before moving all in, having Hubbard easily covered. Hubbard gives it some consideration, but eventually folds, giving the chip leader the pot.
Riley Fuller - 4,080,000 (102 bb)
David Hubbard - 1,180,000 (29 bb)
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:13 PM Local Time
Monday, May 23, 2016 1:12 PM Local Time
Action folds to Foster Hays in the cutoff who bets 70,000. David Slaughter raises to 170,000 in the small blind, and Hays calls.
The flop comes . Slaughter bets 100,000, Hays raises to 230,000, and Slaughter calls.
Both players check the turn and river.
Slaughter turns over , and Hays mucks his cards.
David Slaughter - 1,700,000
Foster Hays - 1,100,000
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:55 PM Local Time
Seat 1: Riley Fuller - 3,375,000 (112 bb)
Seat 2: Foster Hays -1,440,000 (48 bb)
Seat 3: David Hubbard - 1,720,000 (57 bb)
Seat 4: David Slaughter - 1,425,000 (47 bb)
Seat 5: Blake Barousse - 800,000 (26 bb)
Seat 6: David Diaz - 1,620,000 (54 bb)
Seat 7: Ryan Dunn - 2,840,000 (94 bb)
Seat 8: Corey Brysman - 335,000 (11 bb)
Seat 9: Virgil Beddingfield - 630,000 (21 bb)
Seat 10: Jake Dollinger - 1,610,000 (53 bb)
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:51 PM Local Time
Action folds to Riley Fuller on the button and he moves all in, having both Virgil Beddingfield in the small blind and Johanssy Joseph (pictured) in the big blind easily covered.
Beddingfield quickly folds, but Joseph looks at his cards and takes a deep breath.
"One second," he tells Fuller. "This sucks." Joseph counts out his stack, which amounts to 480,000 and eventually decides to call. Joseph holds and he is racing with Fuller, who holds . The flop keeps Joseph out front, but does give Fuller a gutshot straight draw. The on the turn pairs up Fuller, and Joseph will need one of the two sixes in the deck on the river in order to survive. The river brings the and Joseph is eliminated in 11th place.
With his elimination, that leaves only one player in the field who can take the Casino Championship points lead away from current leader Jeff Trudeau, and that is David Slaughter.
The players are now consolidating to the unofficial final table.
Riley Fuller - 3,375,000 (112 bb)
Johanssy Joseph - Eliminated in 11th place for ($17,874)
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:42 PM Local Time
Action folds around to Thomas Brinley on the button, and he moves all in for 280,000. David Diaz is in the small blind, and he thinks for about two minutes before raising to 500,000. The big blind quickly folds.
The board comes . Diaz pairs his ace and wins the pot, and Brinley is eliminated. He finishes in 12th place for $17,874.
David Diaz - 1,625,000
Thomas Brinley - Eliminated
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:39 PM Local Time
Ryan Dunn raises to 75,000 from the hijack, and Jason Anderson moves all in from the small blind.
Riley Fuller is in the big blind, and he asks for an exact count. The dealer breaks down Anderson's stack, and his all in raise is for 435,000. Fuller thinks for about two minutes, then reraises to more than 800,000. Dunn quickly folds, and the remaining players turn up their cards.
Anderson's prospects improve when the flop comes , giving him a set. The turn is the , and Anderson retains the lead, but the river is the . Fuller makes a higher set to bust Anderson.
Jason Anderson finishes in 13th place, earning $14,542.
Riley Fuller - 2,600,000
Jason Anderson - Eliminated
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:30 PM Local Time
Brett Murray raises to 70,000 from under the gun and action folds around to Jake Dollinger in the big blind, who moves all in for 770,000. Murray immediately calls and tables , which are ahead of Dollinger's .
The flop falls , giving Dollinger a set of tens, and both players watch in silence as the turn brings the and the river the . Once the stacks are counted down, the dealer determines Dollinger has Murray covered by 20,000 chips or so, and Murray heads to the payout desk while Dollinger rakes in the pot.
Jake Dollinger - 1,540,000 (51 bb)
Brett Murray - Eliminated in 14th place for $14,542
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:30 PM Local Time
Alex Wood raises to 65,000 in early position, and Foster Hays makes it 195,000 on the button. With action back on Wood, he pauses for a moment, and then announces that he is all in. Hays quickly calls.
The board runs out , eliminating Wood in 15th place. He will take home $14,542.
Foster Hays - 1,900,000
Alex Wood - Eliminated
Monday, May 23, 2016 12:22 PM Local Time
Ryan Dunn raises to 75,000 from the hijack and Riley Fuller calls from the big blind.
The flop comes . Fuller checks and Dunn bets another 75,000. Fuller calls, bringing the on the turn. Fuller checks again, and Dunn again bets 75,000. Fuller calls and the river is the . Fuller now leads out for 215,000. Dunn thinks for about 30 seconds, then mucks.
Riley Fuller - 2,160,000
Ryan Dunn - 2,500,000