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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 4:40 PM Local Time

There is about 20,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board of       and Andrew Heckman checks from the big blind. Jesse Yaginuma bets 8,000 from the cutoff and Heckman check-raise to 25,000.

Yaginuma thinks for just shy of a minute before calling. Heckman tables   , good for eights full of kings, and Yaginuma mucks his hand.

Andrew Heckman - 135,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 160,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:35 PM Local Time

Action folds to Fabrizio Gonzalez on the button and he moves all in for his last 17,600. Will Berry calls in the small blind and the big blind folds. 


Berry is ahead with ace-high, and he makes a pair of aces on the     flop. The   turn means Gonzalez is drawing dead, and he is eliminated.

Will Berry - 126,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:29 PM Local Time

Cody Pack raises all in from under the gun for his last 29,900. Jason Mercier calls in the cutoff. Sean Yu is in the big blind. He thinks for a minute, then reraises all in for about 265,000. Mercier quickly folds.


The flop is    , giving Yu a flush draw. Then the turn is the   putting Pack further ahead with a pair of kings. And the river is the  , a complete blank. Pack wins the pot and triples up.

Cody Pack - 94,700
Sean Yu - 235,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:25 PM Local Time

Didier Luel opens to 8,000 under the gun, Michael Hahn three-bets to 21,000 from middle position, and Doug Carli goes all in for 40,000 in the cutoff. The button and blinds fold, and Luel commits his remaining stack, which totals 37,000. Hahn calls to put both opponents at risk and they show down. 


Hahn's jacks are ahead, and are still ahead on the     flop. The   turn gives Carli the lead with a pair of kings, and it holds up on the   river. Carli triples up and Luel is eliminated in the hand. 

Doug Carli - 124,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:18 PM Local Time
Level: 14
Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Ante: 500
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:17 PM Local Time

There is about 55,000 in the pot on the turn with a board of     . Sean Yu checks from the small blind, Jesse Yaginuma checks from under the gun and Jason Mercier bets 18,200 from the hijack.

Yu folds and Yaginuma calls. They are heads-up to the   river and Yaginuma checks. Mercier checks behind and Yaginuma immediately tables   . Mercier double checks his hand and sends his cards into the muck.

Jesse Yaginuma - 193,000
Jason Mercier - 114,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:08 PM Local Time

After Andrew Heckman opens to 6,000 under the gun, Marco Palacios moves all in for 58,800 in early position. Jesse Yaginuma calls on the button and the blinds fold. Heckman folds his cards and Palacios is at risk and behind. 


The     flop gives Yaginuma top pair, and Palacios could catch up with a ten for a straight. The   turn improves Yaginuma to two pair, but the   river completes the Broadway straight for Palacios. He lets out an excited "Yes!" and collects the double-up.

Marco Palacios - 130,000
Jesse Yaginuma - 136,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:07 PM Local Time

Douglas Carli moves all in from the cutoff for 32,100 and James Beetz calls from the small blind, all in for about 10,000. Carli shows    and is in the lead against Beetz's   .

The board runs out       and Carli's hand holds up to eliminate Beetz.

Douglas Carli - 45,000
James Beetz - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:05 PM Local Time

Ryan Jones

James Beetz raises to 6,500 from under the gun and Ryan Jones three-bets to 17,500 out of the big blind. Beetz calls and they are heads-up to a flop of    . Jones checks and Beetz bets 25,000. Jones calls.

The turn is the   and Jones checks again. Beetz moves all in and Jones quickly calls. Jones is the player at risk and is all in for his last 57,100.

Jones shows    and Beetz lets out an expletive in disgust as he tables   . The river is a meaningless   and Jones doubles up, leaving Beetz very short.

Ryan Jones - 195,000
James Beetz - 12,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:03 PM Local Time

Joshua Reichard raises to 5,200 from under the gun, and Sohale Khalili calls from the hijack. Maxwell Young then moves all in from the hijack. Reichard asks for an exact count for Young's stack, his all-in bet is for 36,300. Reichard calls, then Khalili goes into the tank. After thinking for about three minutes, he folds.


Khalili tells the table he folded jacks. He would've been ahead, at least until the flop came     to give Reichard a set. Young is drawing thin, and the   on the turn and the   on the river offer him no help. Reichard wins the pot, and Young is eliminated.

Joshua Reichard - 320,000
Maxwell Young - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:59 PM Local Time

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier raises to 5,300 under the gun and is called by Cody Pack on the button. The blinds fold and the flop comes    . Mercier continues for 4,700. Pack raises to 12,000 and after a long pause, Mercier goes all in. 

Pack asks for a count and it is determined to be for 75,000 on top. Pack calls and they show down. 


Mercier has Pack in bad shape and the   turn and the   river change nothing. Mercier doubles through, leaving Pack short-stacked. 

Jason Mercier - 188,000
Cody Pack - 20,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:50 PM Local Time

Caufman Talley raises to 5,000 from the hijack and Dylan Wilkerson three-bets to 12,000 on the button. The blinds fold and Talley calls.

They are heads-up to a flop of     and Talley checks. Wilkerson bets 14,000 and Talley immediately check-raises all in. Wilkerson grimaces and motions for the dealer to give him an exact count on the bet. The dealer verifies that Talley is all in for 65,400.

Wilkerson takes about a minute of thought and then pushes forward a call. Wilkerson shows    and is in the lead against Talley's   . The turn is the  , keeping Wilkerson in the lead, but the   comes on the river and Talley makes the nut straight to double up.

Caufman Talley - 157,000
Dylan Wilkerson - 40,500

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:42 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov opens to 5,500 in middle position and Chris Conrad goes all in for just under 60,000 in the big blind. Lakhov quickly calls and Conrad is at risk, and behind. 


The board runs out      , and Lakhov wins with sixes full of kings. Conrad is eliminated and Lakhov moves over the 300,000-chip mark. 

Alexander Lakhov - 317,000
Christopher Conrad - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:32 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov opens to 5,500 and is called by Fabrizio Gonzalez on the button and Will Berry in the big blind. The flop comes     and Berry checks. Lakhov continues for 9,000, Gonzalez calls, and Berry folds. 

They go heads up to the [As] turn, and Lakhov checks. Gonzalez bets 9,400 and Lakhov calls. Both players check the   river, and they show down. 


Gonzalez has Lakhov barely beat, and he takes down the pot. 

Fabrizio Gonzalez - 137,000
Alexander Lakhov - 255,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:31 PM Local Time

Jesse Yaginuma raises to 5,500 from the button, and Matteo Mutti three-bets all in for 24,700 from the big blind. Yaginuma quickly calls.


Yaginuma is ahead with his ace, and that doesn't change as the board rolls out      . Yaginuma takes the pot, and Mutti is eliminated.

Jesse Yaginuma - 215,000
Matteo Mutti - Eliminated
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:19 PM Local Time
Level: 13
Blinds: 1,200/2,400
Ante: 400
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:04 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:03 PM Local Time

Dylan Linde gets all in preflop from the cutoff for his last 35,300 against Alexander Lakhov on the button. Linde shows    and is dominated by Lakhov's   .

The flop is     and Linde hits a nine to take the lead. The turn is the   and the river is the   to secure Linde's double up just before the first break of the day.

Dylan Linde - 76,300
Alexander Lakhov - 275,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:03 PM Local Time

Jason Mercier raises to 4,300 under the gun and is called by Cody Pack on the button. Both players check the     flop and the turn is the  . Mercier bets 6,800 and Pack calls. 

The river is the  , putting the fourth diamond on the board. Mercier checks and Pack bets 12,000. Mercier thinks it over for a few minutes and eventually calls. 

Pack tables    for the second-nut flush, good for the pot. 

Cody Pack - 85,000
Jason Mercier - 72,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:02 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov raises to 5,100 from under the gun. Fabrizio Gonzalez reraises to 14,000 from the cutoff. Robert Auer then reraises to 38,000 from the big blind. Lakhov then five-bet shoves all in for 146,100.

Gonzalez tanks for about two minutes, then folds. Auer calls, and the players table their cards.


The board rolls out      , and Lakhov's aces hold up. The dealer breaks down the stacks, and Auer is left with only about 7,500 after the dealer pushes the chips to Lakhov.

The next hand, Auer gets the last of his chips in the middle preflop, and again he's up against Lakhov. Lakhov holds   , and Auer has   .

The flop is    , giving Lakhov a straight draw. The turn is the  , completing Lakhov's straight. Auer is drawing dead, and river is a blank.

Alexander Lakhov - 319,000
Robert Auer - Eliminated