Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:51 AM Local Time
Day 1 of the Global Casino Championship is in the books at Harrah’s Cherokee. After ten hour-long levels of play, 47 of 124 players remain. Registration will be open until the start of Day 2 on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Final entries and prize pool information will be posted after registration closes.
Dylan Wilkerson stayed toward the top of the counts for much of the day and ended the night still on top after bagging 218,200. Wilkerson received his automatic entry into the event with his win in the Circuit Main Event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, where he cashed for more than $200,000.
Rounding out the top five heading into Day 2 are Josh Reichard (187,000), Fabrizio Gonzalez (159,900), Sean Yu (157,600), and Michael Hahn (140,500) ... READ MORE
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:06 AM Local Time
Day 1 is complete, and the 47 remaining players are bagging up their chips.
A complete recap will be posted shortly.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:50 AM Local Time
The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes remaining, and the floor supervisor has announced that each table will play five more hands before players bag up for the night
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:49 AM Local Time
Alexander Lakhov raises to 3,000 from the hijack and Michael Sanders moves all in for about 21,000 on the button. The blinds fold and Lakhov calls.
Lakhov shows and has Sanders' dominated. The board runs out and Sanders grabbed his belongings after he saw the ace fall on the turn, realizing he was drawing dead to the river.
He wished everybody good luck and Lakhov took the pot.
Alexander Lakhov - 90,000
Michael Sanders - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:47 AM Local Time
On a flop of , Roland Israelashvili checks from the big blind and Dylan Linde bets from the hijack. Israelashvili check-raises and Linde calls. The turn is the and Israelashvili bets and Linde moves all in.
Israelashvili calls and is all in for his last 44,300. Israelashvili shows , good for top two pair, and in the lead against Linde's .
The river is the and Israelashvili doubles up near the end of the day.
Roland Israelashvili - 104,000
Dylan Linde - 45,000
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:31 AM Local Time
Action folds around to Francisco Fernandes Moura in the small blind, and he calls. Matteo Mutti then raises to 3,000 from the big blind and Moura calls.
The flop is and Moura checks. Mutti continues for 2,300 and Moura calls again.
The comes on the turn and Moura checks again. Mutti bets again, this time 5,200. Moura calls.
The river is the and Moura checks a third time. Mutti moves all in, and Moura angrily slams his cards face down on the felt to fold.
Matteo Mutti - 62,000
Francisco Fernandes Moura - 23,000
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:28 AM Local Time
Alexandre Sette opens to 3,000 in the cutoff and Ben Keeline defends his big blind. Both players check the flop and the turn is the . Keeline bets 4,500 and Sette calls.
The river is the and Keeline quickly bets 25,000, enough to put Sette to an all-in decision. Sette looks uncomfortable and thinks it over for a long while. He eventually calls and they show down.
Sette's pair of kings is no good against Keeline's turned two pair and Sette is eliminated.
Ben Keeliine - 98,000
Alexandre Sette - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:13 AM Local Time
Ouassini Mansouri goes all in for under 10,000 chips in late position and Michael Cooper calls in the big blind, putting him at risk.
The board comes , giving Mansouri the lead with a pair of sevens. The turn changes nothing, but the river gives Cooper the best hand with a pair of aces to eliminate Mansouri.
Michael Cooper - 24,000
Ouassini Mansouri - Eliminated
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:55 PM Local Time
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:42 PM Local Time
Josh Turner opens to 2,500 in early position, Fabrizio Gonzalez calls in late position, and Josh Reichard makes it 8,500 on the button. The blinds fold and so does Turner. Gonzalez calls and they are heads up to the flop.
Both players check the flop and the turn is the . Gonzalez checks again and Reichard bets 8,500. Gonzalez calls.
On the river, Gonzalez looks at Reichard's stack and thinks for more than one minute. He eventually puts out a bet of 19,400, which is met with an insta-call from Reichard.
Gonzalez tables for ace-high and Reichard's for a straight is good for the pot.
Joshua Reichard - 163,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez - 105,000
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:29 PM Local Time
There's already about 6,000 in the pot on the flop, and the board rads . Charlie Nguyen checks and Nicholas Pupillo bets 2,600. Nguyen calls.
The comes on the turn and Nguyen checks again. Pupillo continues for 7,800 and Nguyen again calls.
Both players check the on the river. Nguyen shows for top pair, and Pupillo mucks his cards.
Charlie Nguyen - 75,000
Nicholas Pupillo - 16,500
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:23 PM Local Time
Ryan Laplante raises to 2,000 from the cutoff and Andrew Lauer moves all in on the button for 9,500. Arron Fletcher calls out of the small blind and Roland Israelashvili four-bets to 25,000 and Laplante folds. Fletcher moves all in for 43,500 and Israelashvili calls.
Fletcher shows , Israelashvili shows and Lauer needs help with his . The flop is and Fletcher flops both of his opponents nearly dead. The turn is the and the river is the . Fletcher wins both the main and the side pot, while Lauer is eliminated in the process.
Arron Fletcher - 100,000
Roland Israelashvili - 65,000
Andrew Lauer - Eliminated
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:20 PM Local Time
Sohale Khalili raises to 2,400 in late position and Caufman Talley defends his big blind. The flop comes and both players check. On the turn, Talley bets 3,000 and Khalili calls.
The river is the and Talley bets 5,200. Khalili calls and Talley tables for a full house. Khalili mucks and Talley takes down the pot.
Caufman Talley - 79,000
Sohale Khalili - 43,000
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:15 PM Local Time
Guilherme Moura raises to 2,100 from the cutoff, and Jason Mercier moves all in for 16,100 from the small blind. Moura calls.
The board rolls out and Mercier doubles up with two pair, kings and sixes.
Jason Mercier - 34,500
Guilherme Moura - 8,100
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:13 PM Local Time
In a three-way pot, the board reads and Nikhil Gera checks in the big blind. Mohsin Charania checks in middle position, and Sohale Khalili bets 2,600 in the cutoff. Gera calls and so does Charania. On the turn, all three players check and the river is the .
Gera checks the river and Charania bets 7,000. Khalili folds and Gera tosses out a raise to 20,000. Charania thinks briefly and folds, and the pot goes to Gera.
Nikhil Gera - 122,000
Mohsin Charania - 45,000
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:55 PM Local Time
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:40 PM Local Time
Players are now on at 15-minute break, and the 25-denomination chips are being raced off.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:36 PM Local Time
Sean Yu raises to 2,000 from under the gun and Nikhil Gera three-bets to 4,900 from early position. Action folds back to Yu, who calls and they are heads-up to a flop of .
Yu checks, Gera bets 4,500 and Yu calls. The turn is the and both players check to the river. Yu leads out for 10,500 and Gera takes about a minute of thought before calling. Yu shows , good for a king-high straight, and Gera mucks his hand.
"Nice hand Sean," said Gera as Yu takes the pot.
Sean Yu - 78,000
Nikhil Gera - 110,000
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:33 PM Local Time
Alexander Lakhov raises to 2,000 from the cutoff, and the only caller is Michael Sanders in the small blind.
The flop is and Sanders checks. Lakhov continues for 2,000 and Sanders calls. Both players check the on the turn, and they check again when the comes on the river.
Sanders shows , but Lakhov tables win the pot with a pair of eights.
Alexander Lakhov - 63,000
Michael Sanders - 45,000
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:28 PM Local Time
With four players in and more than 5,000 in the pot, the flop comes . The big blind checks, Ryan Jones checks in early position, Andrew Heckman checks in late position, and Michael Hahn bets 4,150 in the cutoff. The big blind folds, Jones calls, and Heckman gets out of the way.
These two go heads up to the turn and both players check. On the river, Jones bets out 7,600 and Hahn quickly calls.
Jones has for a pair of tens with an ace kicker, and that wins him the pot.
Ryan Jones - 75,000
Michael Hahn - 62,000