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

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 to Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 Global Casino Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,090,000
  • Entries: 124
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:30 PM Local Time

Caufman Talley

Alexander Lakhov opens to 14,000 on the button and Caufman Talley moves all in for 48,000 in the big blind. Lakhov calls and Talley is at risk. 


The     flop gives Lakhov the lead with a pair of eights, but Talley has outs with a pair of threes. The   turn gives Lakhov trips and the   river is insignificant. 

Talley gets $20,124 for his 11th place finish.

Alexander Lakhov - 712,000 (118 bb)
Caufman Talley - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:29 PM Local Time

Andrew Heckman raises to 14,000 from middle position and Sean Yu calls from the small blind.

The flop comes     and Yu checks. Heckman continues for 16,000. Yu thinks for a minute, then raises to 50,000. Heckman moves all in for about 100,000 and Yu instantly calls.


Yu is in good shape with his set. Then the turn is the   to give him quads, leaving Heckman drawing dead. The meaningless river is the  .

Yu has now eliminated three players at his table since dinner break, and Heckman finishes in 12th place for $20,124.

Sean Yu - 1,070,000 (178 bb)
Andrew Heckman - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:14 PM Local Time

Jason Mercier raises to 13,000 from the cutoff, and Dylan Linde calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and Linde checks. Mercier continues for 12,000 and Linde calls.

Both players check the   on the turn, and the river is the  . Linde now leads out for 58,000. Mercier thinks for just a few moments, then releases his hand.

Dylan Linde - 270,000
Jason Mercier - 125,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:08 PM Local Time

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones was all in for 130,000 and at risk under the gun with    and Alexander Lakhov had him at risk with    in the next position. 

The board came      . Jones was safe until the queen fell on the river to give Lakhov the best hand with a pair of queens.

Jones was eliminated in 13th place, good for a payday of $16,661. 

Alexander Lakhov - 545,000 (91 bb)
Ryan Jones - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:03 PM Local Time

Brad Albrinck

Sean Yu opens to 14,000 in middle position and Brad Albrinck three-bets to 38,000 in the cutoff. The remaining players fold and Yu four-bets to 100,000. Albrinck moves all in for 395,000 and Yu quickly calls. 


Albrinck has run into Yu's aces and can't find help from the board, which runs out      

Albrinck is eliminated in 14th place, taking home $16,661 for his finish.

Sean Yu - 915,000 (152 bb)
Brad Albrinck - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:55 PM Local Time

Roland Israelashvili

Sean Yu raises to 14,000 from the cutoff and Roland Israelashvili calls from the big blind.

The flop comes     and Israelashvili checks. Yu continues for 16,000. Israelashvlili then check-raises all in. Yu asks for an exact count, which turns out to be 97,000. Yu then calls.


Both players have a pair of aces, but Yu is ahead with his queen kicker. The turn is  , and the river the  . Yu wins the pot, and Israelashvili is eliminated. He earns $16,661 for his 15th-place finish.

Sean Yu - 535,000
Roland Israelashvili - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:45 PM Local Time
Level: 17
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:45 PM Local Time
The final 15 players are taking a 60-minute dinner break. Cards will be back in the air at 8:43 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:44 PM Local Time

Action folds to Dylan Linde in the small blind and he completes. Caufman Talley moves all in with Linde covered. Linde quickly calls and they show down. 


The board runs out       and Linde's queens are good. His stack is counted down at 137,000 and Talley matches it. 

Dylan Linde - 278,000
Caufman Talley - 57,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:43 PM Local Time

Douglas Carli

Sean Yu raises on the button and Douglas Carli moves all in from the big blind for about 60,000. Yu calls and the cards are tabled. Yu has Carli dominated with his    against Carli's   .

The flop is    , which gives Yu top pair, but Carli has a sweat with the nut flush draw. The turn is the   and the river is the  . It's Yu that ends up with the nut flush and Carli hits the rail in 16th place. He earns $14,084 and adds another cash to his impressive Circuit resume.

Sean Yu - 343,000 (68 bb)
Douglas Carli - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:43 PM Local Time

2 Table Redraw

After Arron Fletcher's elimination, the remaining 16 players have redrawn to the final two tables:

Table 1:

1 - Jesse Cohen - 505,000 (101 bb)
2 - Sean Yu - 280,000 (56 bb)
3 - Brad Albrinck - 390,000 (78 bb)
4 - Doug "Rico" Carli - 81,000 (16 bb)
5 - Joshua Reichard - 320,000 (64 bb)
6 - Roland Israelashvili - 93,000 (18 bb)
7 - Andrew Heckman - 136,000 (27 bb)
8 - Nikhil Gera - 287,000 (57 bb)

Table 2:

1 - Jason Mercier - 160,000 (32 bb)
2 - Brett Bader - 110,000 (22 bb)
3 - Ryan Jones - 132,000 (26 bb)
4 - Alexander Lakhov - 425,000 (85 bb)
5 - Dylan Linde - 158,000 (31 bb)
6 - Caufman Talley - 190,000 (38 bb)
7 - Will Berry - 145,000 (29 bb)
8 - Charlie Nguyen - 216,000 (43 bb)


Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:35 PM Local Time

Arron Fletcher

One hand after being left short-stacked, Arron Fletcher gets the last of his chips in the middle against Alexander Lakhov. Lakhov holds    and he's in good shape against Fletcher's   .

The board runs out      , and Lakhov wins with his queen kicker. Fletcher is eliminated in 17th place, earning $14,084.

Alexander Lakhov - 425,000 (85 bb)
Arron Fletcher - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:33 PM Local Time

Sohale Khalili

Jesse Cohen opens to 11,000 on the button and Sohale Khalili moves all in for 60,500 in the small blind. Arron Fletcher re-shoves from the big blind for 220,500 and action is on Cohen. Cohen thinks for a little while and called.


All three players have an ace, but Cohen is ahead with the king kicker. The board runs out      , clean for Cohen, and he wins the hand. 

Khalili is eliminated in 18th place for a payout of $14,084. Cohen's stack is counted down at 219,000 and after matching it, Fletcher is left with only 1,500 chips as Cohen becomes the new chip leader. 

Jesse Cohen - 505,000 (101 bb)
Arron Fletcher - 1,500 (<1 bb)
Sohale Khalili - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:19 PM Local Time

Roman Schafer

Roman Schafer moves all in on the button for about 60,000 and Jesse Cohen calls out of the small blind. Schafer shows    and needs to improve against Cohen's   .

The board runs out       and Cohen's ace-high holds up to eliminate Schafer.

Jesse Cohen - 180,000 (36 bb)
Roman Schafer - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:12 PM Local Time

Jesse Cohen goes all in for 62,000 in middle position and Arron Fletcher re-shoves on the button. The blinds fold and Cohen is at risk. 


The     flop gives Cohen a gutshot straight draw, and the   turn gives him a pair to take the lead. The   river changes nothing and Cohen gets the double up. 

Jesse Cohen - 135,000 (27 bb)
Arron Fletcher - 178,000 (35 bb)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:04 PM Local Time

Douglas Carli

Action folds to Douglas Carli in the small blind, who moves all in for 54,000. Jason Mercier calls out of the big blind. Mercier shows    and is in the lead against Carli's   .

The flop changes that as it comes    , giving Carli the lead with fours and deuces. The turn is the   and the river is the   to secure Carli's double up.

Douglas Carli - 111,000 (22 bb)
Jason Mercier - 135,000 (27 bb)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:02 PM Local Time

Ryan Jones raises to 11,000 on the button and Brad Albrinck three-bets out of the small blind to 31,000. The big blind folds and Jones moves all in. Albrinck quickly calls and is the at-risk player for his last 226,500.

Jones shows    and is flipping against Albrinck's   .

It's a flip for the biggest pot of the tournament thus far, but Albrinck takes the lead on a flop of    . The turn is the   and the river is the  . Albrinck doubles up and takes the chip lead.

Brad Albrinck - 453,000 (90 bb)
Ryan Jones - 35,000 (7 bb)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:56 PM Local Time

Roman Schafer moves all in for 42,000 in early position and Nikhil Gera calls in the big blind to put him at risk.


It's a coin flip and the board runs out      . Gera's tens are safe until Schafer finds a jack on the river to double up.

Roman Schafer - 90,000 (18 bb)
Nikhil Gera - 135,000 (27 bb)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:47 PM Local Time
Level: 16
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 500
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:47 PM Local Time

Cody Pack

Cody Pack moves all in from the small blind for his last 26,000 and Arron Fletcher calls out of the big blind. It's a race situation with Pack showing    against Fletcher's   .

The flop hits Fletcher's hole cards perfectly, coming    , giving Fletcher the nut straight. Pack needs runners to make a full house, but he's drawing dead after the   comes on the turn. The river is the meaningless   and Pack is eliminated on the bubble.

The remaining 19 players are all guaranteed a payday of at least $14,084.

Arron Fletcher - 250,000
Cody Pack - Eliminated