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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

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 3:00 PM Local Time

Sean Yu opens to 5,000 on the button and Cody Pack three-bets to 13,000 in the small blind. The big blind folds and Yu four-bets to 37,000. Pack calls and the flop comes    . Pack checks and Yu bets 35,000. Pack shakes his head and folds and Yu takes the pot that puts him over 300,000 chips. 

Sean Yu - 311,000
Cody Pack - 63,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:51 PM Local Time

Joshua Reichard raises from the hijack and Bob Beck moves all in from the big blind for about 20,000. Reichard quickly calls and the cards are tabled.

Reichard tables    and is in bad shape against Beck's   . The flop is     and Reichard hits his three-outer to take the lead the turn is the  , leaving Beck drawing to a king on the river, but he bricks off and Reichard sends Beck to the rail near the end of the level.

Joshua Reichard - 196,000
Bob Beck - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:45 PM Local Time

Joshua Turner

After a series of preflop raises, Josh Turner gets all his chip in middle against Jesse Yaginuma.


Turner is in good shape with his bullets, until the     flop hits the felt. The turn is the   and the river the  . Yaginuma wins with his set of jacks. Turner, who finished third in this event last year, is eliminated.

Jesse Yaginuma - 180,000
Joshua Turner - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:35 PM Local Time

Mohsin Charania

Will Berry opens to 4,500 in early position and Mohsin Charania goes all in for 13,800 in middle position. The remaining players fold and Berry calls to put Charania at risk. 


Berry's kings are ahead, and they hold up on a board of      . Charania is eliminated and Berry takes the pot. 

Will Berry - 146,000
Mohsin Charania - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:23 PM Local Time

Kenny Nguyen moves all in for 12,600 in late position and Dylan Wilkerson calls in the small blind. Charlie Nguyen thinks it over in the big blind and just calls. 

"Okay, good luck to me. Good game guys," Kenny Nguyen says as they head to the flop. 

Wilkerson and Charlie Nguyen check down on a board of      , and the hands are revealed. 

Charlie Nguyen:   
Kenny Nguyen:   

Kenny Nguyen's pocket nines are good, and he collects the triple-up. 

Kenny Nguyen - 40,500
Dylan Wilkerson - 176,000
Charlie Nguyen - 88,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:21 PM Local Time

Cody Pack raises to 4,500 from under the gun and Sean Yu calls from the big blind. The flop is     and Yu checks. Pack continues for 4,000 and Yu calls again.

The turn is the   and Yu checks again. Pack bets 6,500 and Yu calls. The   falls on the river, and Yu checks a third time. Pack checks behind and shows   . Yu turns over    for trip queens, and he takes the pot.

Sean Yu - 242,000
Cody Pack - 100,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:05 PM Local Time
Level: 12
Blinds: 1,000/2,000
Ante: 300
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:01 PM Local Time

The tournament staff has announced that there are officially 124 entries, including nine players who bought in directly.

The total prize pool is $1,090,000, and the top 19 players will make the money. The winner earns $296,941, and a min-cash is worth $14,084. Click the PRIZEPOOL tab for a full list of payouts.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:54 PM Local Time

With the board reading     , Francisco Fernandes Moura had his remaining stack of around 40,000 in the middle in late position and Didier Luel had him at risk from early position. 


Moura was drawing slim with trip jacks against Luel's tens full of jacks, and the   river couldn't save him. Moura was eliminated and Luel collected the pot, putting him back around 100,000. 

Didier Luel - 100,000
Francisco Moura - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:42 PM Local Time

Michael Hahn

Michael Hahn raises to 3,500 from middle position, and Brett Bader calls from the button. Caufman Talley calls from the big blind, and they see the flop three-handed.

The flop is    . Talley and Hahn both check, and Bader bets 7,200. Talley folds. Hahn thinks for about a minute, then raises to 17,000. Now Bader takes a minute to think, then slides his cards to the muck.

Michael Hahn - 118,000
Caufman Talley - 55,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:42 PM Local Time

Roman Schafer opens to 3,500 on the button and Didier Luel makes it 11,600 in the big blind. Schafer then four-bets to 25,000 and Luel moves all in. Schafer quickly calls for his remaining stack of 81,100 total, and he is at risk. 


The     flop gives Schafer the lead with a pair of aces. The   turn changes nothing, and the   river improves Schafer to Broadway for the double-up. 

Roman Schafer - 163,000
Didier Luel - 64,000

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:31 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov and Bruno Pinto get into an all-in preflop confrontation. Lakhov shows    from the hijack, and Pinto turns over    out of the small blind.

The board rolls out      . Lakhov wins with top pair, and Pinto is eliminated.

Alexander Lakhov - 168,000
Bruno Pinto - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:29 PM Local Time

James Alexander raises to 4,200 under the gun and Cody Pack makes it 10,100 from the big blind. Alexander quickly puts the rest of his stack forward, which totals 44,000 and Pack just as quickly calls, putting Alexander at risk. 


"I guess I get to see the pool early," Alexander says as he stands up. 

The board runs out       and Alexander hits the rail.

Cody Pack - 129,500
James Alexander - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:24 PM Local Time

Matteo Mutti raises from the button, and Andrew Heckman three-bets to 9,600 from the big blind. Mutti calls.

The flop is     and Heckman continues for 7,000. Mutti raises to 17,000 and Heckman moves all in for roughly 70,000. Mutti releases his hand, and Heckman takes the pot.

Andrew Heckman - 93,000
Matteo Mutti - 34,000
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:19 PM Local Time

Neil Patel moves all in for about 15,000 from early position, and action folds around to Ben Keeline in the big blind. He tosses out chips to call, and the players table their cards.


The dealer spreads     on the flop, and Patel knocks the table and stands up. The turn is the  , and the river is the  . Keeline wins the hand, and Patel is eliminated.

Ben Keeline - 86,000
Neil Patel - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:16 PM Local Time

In one of the first few eliminations of the day, Robert Auer raises to 3,500 on the button and Michal Mrakes goes all in for 17,000 in the big blind. Auer calls and Mrakes is at risk. 


It's a coin flip. The     flop favors Auer, giving him a pair of nines to take the lead. The   turn and the   river are of no help to Mrakes, and he is eliminated. 

Robert Auer - 124,000
Michal Mrakes - Eliminated

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:01 PM Local Time
Day 2 of the Global Casino Championship is underway here at Harrah's Cherokee.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:01 PM Local Time
Level: 11
Blinds: 800/1,600
Ante: 200
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:41 AM Local Time

Day 2 Chip Leader Dylan Wilkerson

The penultimate day of the 2017 Global Casino Championship gets underway this afternoon at 1 p.m. There are 47 players returning to the tournament area and they are all chasing Dylan Wilkerson, who bagged the chip lead at the end of Day 1 with 218,200 in chips.

There were 124 players that registered for the event thus far, but registration doesn't close for eligible players until cards get int he air for Day 2. There were 115 players that were automatically entered after qualifying through either season-long points, a Circuit main event title, or a casino champion crown. They were joined by nine players that were eligible to directly buy-in for $10,000 because they finished in the top 100 of the 2016 WSOP Player of the Year race or won a ring during the 2016/2017 Circuit season.

Wilkerson qualified through a main event win at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, CA and made the best of it so far, but has a long way to go before he can earn the WSOP bracelet that comes with the win.

Other notables still in the hunt include Jason Mercier, Mohsin Charania, seven-time ring winner Josh Reichard, five-time ring winners Cody Pack, Roland Israelashvili, Caufman Talley and Josh Turner. Turner made a deep run in this event last year after finishing third for $150,851.

They are scheduled to play 12, 60-minute levels or reaching the final table, whichever comes first. will provide live updates for the entire day as they move closer towards a WSOP bracelet and put the wraps on the 2016/2017 Circuit season.