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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Friday, August 11, 2017 to Monday, August 14, 2017

Event #10: $1,675 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,553,000
  • Entries: 1,022
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, August 14, 2017 1:48 PM Local Time

Ryan McAllister

Norman McKeldin opens to 95,000 in the cutoff and Ryan McAllister moves all in for 545,000 in the big blind. McKeldin calls and McAllister is at risk.


The board runs out      . McKeldin rivers a set and McAllister hits the rail in 13th place, taking home $18,365.

Norman McKeldin - 2,235,000 (56 bb)
Ryan McAllister - Eliminated

Monday, August 14, 2017 1:45 PM Local Time

Lakisha Slaughter raises to 100,000 from under the gun and Josh Vizcarra calls from the big blind.

The flop comes     and Vizcarra checks. Slaughter bets 125,000 and Vizcarra calls.

Both players check the   on the turn and the river is the  . Vizcarra leads out for 40,000 and Slaughter calls.

Vizcarra tables   , and Slaughter mucks her hand.

Josh Vizcarra - 1,610,000
Lakisha Slaughter - 1,250,000

Monday, August 14, 2017 1:43 PM Local Time

Kindah Sakkal raises to 90,000 from the cutoff. Randy Lowery calls from the small blind and Krzysztof Stybaniewicz calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and all three players check. The turn is the   and Lowery leads out for 150,000. Stybaniewicz calls, Sakkal folds, and they see the river heads up.

The river is the   and Lowery moves all in. He has over three million in chips, and Stybaniewicz has 465,000 behind. Stybaniewicz thinks for a minute, then sends his cards to the muck.

Randy Lowery - 3,790,000 (94 bb)
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 465,000 (11 bb)
Monday, August 14, 2017 1:33 PM Local Time

Christopher Carey

Christopher Carey goes all in for 210,000 in late position and Harry Arutyunyan calls in the big blind. 


The flop comes    , giving Carey an open-ended straight draw. He can't get help from the   turn or the   river, and he is out. 

Carey takes home $18,365 for his 14th place finish in the Main Event. 

Harry Arutyunyan - 4,045,000 (101 bb)
Christopher Carey - Eliminated

Monday, August 14, 2017 1:18 PM Local Time

Josh Vizcarra

Christopher Din raises all in for his last 180,000 from under the gun. Josh Vizcarra is on Din's direct left, and he three-bets to 300,000. Everyone else folds. Din says he hasn't looked at his cards yet as the hands are tabled.


The board comes      . Vizcarra wins with his pair of nines and Din is eliminated in 15th place. He earns $18,365.

Josh Vizcarra - 1,320,000
Christopher Din - Eliminated

Monday, August 14, 2017 1:11 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, August 14, 2017 1:10 PM Local Time

Krzysztof Stybaniewicz goes all in for 315,000 in the cutoff and Lakisha Slaughter calls in the big blind. 


Stybaniewicz is in good shape to double up. The board comes      , and Stybaniewicz fades Slaughter's flopped open-ended straight draw to double up. 

Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 685,000 (23 bb)
Lakisha Slaughter - 1,160,000 (38 bb)

Monday, August 14, 2017 1:06 PM Local Time

Richard Payne

Harry Arutyunyan raises to 70,000 in early position and Richard Payne calls in the cutoff. The remaining players fold and the flop comes    . Arutyunyan continues for 75,000 and Payne goes all in for more than 400,000. Arutyunyan quickly calls and they show down. 


Both players have top pair, but Arutyunyan has the best kicker. The   turn secures it for Arutyunyan, and the   river is a formality. 

Payne is eliminated in 16th place for a payday of $15,131 and Arutyunyan extends his chip lead. 

Harry Arutyunyan - 3,775,000 (126 bb)
Richard Payne - Eliminated

Monday, August 14, 2017 1:02 PM Local Time

Lakisha Slaughter raises to 105,000 from under the gun and Randy Lowery calls from the cutoff.

Both players check the     flop, and the   comes on the turn. Slaughter bets 130,000 and Lowery calls.

The river is the   and Slaughter checks. Lowery bets 150,000. Slaughter thinks for a minute, then tosses out the chips to call.

Lowery shows   , and Slaughter mucks her cards.

Randy Lowery - 3,520,000
Lakisha Slaughter - 1,550,000

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:58 PM Local Time

Ryan McAllister raises to 375,000 from the button, and Harry Arutyunyan calls from the big blind.


The board runs out      , and McAllister makes a flush to double up.

Ryan McAllister - 805,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 2,700,000

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:53 PM Local Time

Brian Feck raises to 70,000 in the small blind and Randy Lowery calls in the big blind. The flop is     and Feck bets 80,000. Lowery raises to 160,000 and Feck calls. On the   turn, Feck goes all in for 470,000 and Lowery calls. 


Both players have two pair, but Feck's turned jacks and sevens is best. The   river changes nothing and Feck doubles through.

"That was a good card for you," Lowery remarks with a smile. 

Brian Feck - 1,405,000 (46 bb)
Randy Lowery - 2,920,000 (97 bb)

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:48 PM Local Time

Harry Arutyunyan opens the button to 70,000 and Scott Ryder three-bets to 205,000 in the big blind. On the     flop, Ryder leads 250,000. Arutyunyan calls and they see a turn of  

This time, Ryder checks and Arutyunyan bets 425,000. Ryder quickly folds and Arutyunyan picks up the pot, which puts him over 3,000,000.

Harry Arutyunyan - 3,160,000 (105 bb)
Scott Ryder - 1,010,000 (33 bb)

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:43 PM Local Time

Justin Harvell

Norman McKeldin opens to 75,000 under the gun and Justin Harvell goes all in for 295,000. It folds back to McKeldin and he calls to put Harvell at risk. 


The     flop gives McKeldin the lead with a pair of aces. The   turn and the   river secure it for McKeldin and Harvell is eliminated. 

Harvell is the 17th place finisher, taking home $15,131.

Norman McKeldin - 2,055,000 (68 bb)
Justin Harvell - Eliminated

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:35 PM Local Time

With the elimination of David Davenport and Christine Hia, and there are now 17 players remaining, and they'll redraw to the final two tables:

Table 1:

1 - David Cossio - 520,000
2 - Ryan McAllister - 450,000
3 - Danny Lawson - 1,380,000
4 - Harry Arutyunyan - 2,530,000
5 - Norman McKeldin - 1,640,000
6 - Scott Ryder - 1,500,000
7 - Richard Payne - 1,640,000
8 - Justin Harvell - 310,000
9 - Christopher Carey - 430,000

Table 2:

1 - Josh Vizcarra - 1,130,000
2 - Lakisha Slaughter - 2,200,00
3 - Marshall White - 430,000
4 - Kindah Sakkal - 1,640,000
5 - Brian Feck - 760,000
6 - Randy Lowery - 3,550,000
7 - Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 335,000
9 - Christopher Din

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:28 PM Local Time

Christine Hia

David Davenport pushes all in from under the gun for 370,000. Action folds around to Christine Hia on the button, and she moves in over the top for 450,000. The small blind folds and Lakisha Slaughter is in the big blind. She considers her options for a few moments, then puts out the chips to call.


Slaughter is in the lead with her ace-queen. Hia and Davenport get no help as the board runs out      . Slaughter wins the pot, and both her opponents are eliminated. Christine Hia had more chips than Davenport to start the hand, so Davenport finishes in 19th place ($12,601) and Hia finishes in 18th place ($15,131).

Lakisha Slaughter - 2,200,000
Christine Hia - Eliminated
David Davenport - Eliminated

David Davenport

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:22 PM Local Time

Marshall White raises to 70,000 from the cutoff and Brian Feck moves all in from the small blind for a little more than 300,000. White calls.


The flop quickly ends any real sweat, as the dealer spreads     to give Feck a sweat and leave White drawing thin. The turn is the  , and the river is the  . Feck wins with his set of tens, and he doubles up.

Brian Feck - 660,000
Marshall White - 405,000

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:20 PM Local Time

Christine Hia raises to 65,000 on the button and Lakisha Slaughter defends her big blind. Both players check the     flop and the turn is the  . Slaughter check-calls a bet of 80,000 from Hia. The river is the   and Slaughter checks again. Hia bets 170,000 this time and Slaughter calls. 


Slaughter's pair of fours is good and she collects the pot. 

Lakisha Slaughter - 1,400,000 (46 bb)
Christine Hia - 375,000 (12 bb)

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:16 PM Local Time

Lakisha Slaughter opens to 80,000 in middle position and Harry Arutyunyan makes it 190,000 on the button. It folds back to Slaughter and she calls. 

The flop comes     and Slaughter checks. Arutyunyan continues for 180,000 and Slaughter check-raises to 530,000. Arutyunyan immediately announces "All in," and Slaughter thinks for a while and folds. 

Harry Arutyunyan - 2,750,000 (92 bb)
Lakisha Slaughter - 1,030,000 (34 bb)

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:15 PM Local Time

Krzysztof Stybaniewicz

Krzysztof Stybaniewicz moves all in from under the gun and David Cossio calls on the button. Cossio shows    and is in the lead against Stybaniewicz shows   .

The board runs out       and Stybaniewicz flops a queen to take the lead and eventually double up.

Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 390,000 (13 bb)
David Cossio - 530,000 (18 bb)

Monday, August 14, 2017 12:09 PM Local Time

Kindah Sakkal

Kindah Sakkal raises to 70,000 from the button and Marshall White calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and White checks. Sakkal continues for 75,000. White calls and the   comes on the turn. White checks again. Sakkal bets again, this time for 175,000. White thinks for about 30 seconds, then folds.

"Good flop for me," Sakkal says as she flashes her cards:    for the nut straight.

Kindah Sakkal - 1,650,000