Monday, October 2, 2017 5:58 PM Local Time
Asher Conniff opens to 210,000 under the gun, and Brian Hastings three-bet shoves for 870,000 on the button. Joe Gotlieb calls in the small blind.
"Thank you," Conniff says. "I was going to have to call, and I was annihilated." He folds, leaving Hastings heads-up for his tournament life.
"Maybe not," Conniff says quietly.
The board runs out , and Hastings wins this follow-up flip to double back.
Brian Hastings - 2,075,000 (21 bb)
Joe Gotlieb - 3,630,000 (36 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 5:53 PM Local Time
Brett Bader moves all in for 1,085,000 on the button, and Brian Hastings re-shoves for close to twice that in the small blind. The big blind folds, and Bader is heads-up and flipping for his tournament life.
The board runs out , and Bader doubles up with a pair of fives.
Brett Bader - 2,345,000 (23 bb)
Brian Hastings - 885,000 (9 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 5:44 PM Local Time
Monday, October 2, 2017 5:44 PM Local Time
Asher Conniff raises to 175,000 from middle position. Brian Hastings three-bets to 525,000 from the small blind, and Mauricio Ameller moves all in for over 3,000,000 from the big blind. Conniff folds, and Hastings folds behind.
Mauricio Ameller - 3,950,000
Brian Hastings - 1,800,000
Monday, October 2, 2017 5:25 PM Local Time
Asher Conniff raises to 175,000 from under the gun, and Mauricio Ameller three-bets to 500,000 from the small blind. Conniff thinks for a minute, then calls.
The flop is and Ameller continues for 700,000. Conniff calls again.
Both players check the on the turn, and the river is the . Ameller checks again, and Conniff puts out a stack of chips that looks like 1,375,000. Ameller takes about 30 seconds to think, then slides his cards to the dealer to fold.
Asher Conniff - 6,800,000 (85 bb)
Mauricio Ameller - 3,350,000 (41 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 5:06 PM Local Time
Chad Eveslage raises to 175,000 from under the gun, and Mauricio Ameller three-bets to 500,000 from his direct left. It folds back around to Eveslage, and he calls.
The flop is and Eveslage checks. Ameller moves all in. He has more chips than Eveslage, and Eveslage will be at risk if he calls. He does call, and the hands are tabled.
Eveslage flopped top pair, but Ameller has the lead with his pocket kings. The turn is the , and the river is the , no help to Eveslage. He is eliminated in sixth place, earning $51,148.
Mauricio Ameller - 4,550,000
Chad Eveslage - Eliminated
Monday, October 2, 2017 5:01 PM Local Time
Brett Bader opens with a raise to 160,000 under the gun, and Asher Conniff defends his big blind.
The flop is . Conniff checks, Bader continues for 180,000, and Conniff calls.
The turn is the , and Conniff check-calls another 425,000.
The river is the , and Conniff leads for 820,000. Bader sighs as he drops a single chip into the pot, signifying a call.
"Eight-ten," Conniff says, showing to prove it. His full house is good, moving him back into the chip lead.
"Nice river," Bader says as he mucks. Conniff says something quietly, and Bader answers, "Naw, I had a flush."
Asher Conniff - 5,200,000 (65 bb)
Brett Bader - 2,365,000 (30 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 4:41 PM Local Time
Monday, October 2, 2017 4:26 PM Local Time
The six remaining players are now on their second break of the day. Here are their current counts.
Mauricio Ameller - 3,335,000
Joe Gotlieb - 3,190,000
Asher Conniff - 4,050,000
Brett Bader - 4,260,000
Brian Hastings - 1,045,000
Chad Eveslage - 2,075,000
Monday, October 2, 2017 4:25 PM Local Time
Mauricio Ameller limps from middle position, and Brett Bader checks his option in the big blind.
The flop is . Bader checks, Ameller bets 100,000, and Bader calls. The turn is the and Bader check-calls another 225,000. The river is the , and Ameller tries 600,000 for his last bet. Bader calls instantly.
Ameller slowly reveals , then slaps his bluff onto the felt face-up. Bader shows , winning the pot with two pair.
Brett Bader - 4,600,000 (77 bb)
Mauricio Ameller - 2,800,000 (47 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time
Brian Hastings moves all in from the hijack and everyone folds around to Asher Conniff in the big blind. He asks for an exact count, which turns out to be 560,000. Conniff calls.
The flop is , and Conniff takes the lead with a pair of fours. But the turn is the and the river is the . Hastings makes a flush, and he doubles up.
Brian Hastings - 1,210,000 (20 bb)
Asher Conniff - 2,750,000 (45 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:44 PM Local Time
Chad Eveslage opens to 125,000 in middle position, and Joe Gotlieb three-bets to 625,000 on the button. Eveslage four-bet shoves for 1,355,000 total, and Gotlieb calls to put him at risk. It's a flip.
The board runs out , and Eveslage turns an ace to win the flip. He doubles up.
Chad Eveslage - 2,860,000 (48 bb)
Joe Gotlieb - 3,300,000 (55 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:43 PM Local Time
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:40 PM Local Time
Brett Bader raises to 115,000 from middle position. Chad Eveslage reraises to 300,000 from the button. The blinds both fold and action is back on Bader. He takes about two minutes to think, then reraises to 625,000. Eveslage then five-bet shoves all in. He has Bader outchipped, and Bader calls all in for his last 2,150,000.
It's a classic race situation. The flop is , and Bader is ahead with his queens. Then the turn is the , giving Bader a set. Eveslage can still make a straight to win, but the river is the . Bader wins with his set and doubles up for the third time in about an hour.
Brett Bader - 4,470,000 (74 bb)
Chad Eveslage - 1,600,000 (26 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:33 PM Local Time
Mauricio Ameller raises to 110,000 under the gun, Joe Gotlieb calls next to act, Brian Hastings calls in the small blind, and Chad Eveslage defends his big to create four-way action.
The flop is , and all four players check.
The turn is the . Hastings leads out for 225,000, and Eveslage is the only caller.
The river is the . Hastings checks, Eveslage moves all in for about 750,000 effective, and Hastings quickly surrenders his cards into the muck. Eveslage wins the pot.
Chad Eveslage - 3,650,000 (73 bb)
Brian Hastings - 750,000 (15 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:30 PM Local Time
Joe Gotlieb limps in from the cutoff, and Asher Conniff raises to 155,000 on the button. From the small blind, Jack Shea squeezes all in for about 625,000 total, and Gotlieb folds out of the way. Conniff calls, though, putting Shea at risk.
The board runs out , and the king on the river spells the end of the road for Shea. Conniff wins the flip to send Shea to the exit in seventh place.
Asher Conniff - 3,295,000 (66 bb)
Jack Shea - Eliminated
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:22 PM Local Time
Chad Eveslage raises to 110,000 from the hijack. Joe Gotlieb calls from the button. Daniel Genachte then raises to 450,000 from the big blind. Eveslage quickly folds. Gotlieb tanks for about two minutes, then calls.
The flop is and Genachte continues for 800,000. Gotlieb moves all in. He has Genachte covered, and the raise is effectively to 1,450,000. Genachte calls, and the hands are tabled.
Genachte is ahead with kings up, but Gotlieb has a flush draw. The turn is the , giving Genachte aces and kings. Then the river is the , completing Gottlieb's flush. He wins the pot and Genachte is eliminated in eighth place for $31,229.
Joe Gotlieb - 4,600,000 (92 bb)
Daniel Genachte - Eliminated
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:11 PM Local Time
Asher Conniff opens to 110,000 in middle position, and Brian Hastings defends his big blind.
The flop is . Hastings checks, Conniff continues for 105,000, and Hastings calls.
The turn is the , and Hastings check-calls another bet of 230,000.
The river is the , and Hastings checks for a third time. Conniff bets for a third time, too, making it 475,000. Hastings gives it a look but eventually surrenders, and Conniff wins the pot with no showdown.
Asher Conniff - 2,605,000 (52 bb)
Brian Hastings - 1,195,000 (24 bb)
Monday, October 2, 2017 3:00 PM Local Time
Joe Gottlieb limps from middle position. Michael Amato limps from the small blind, and Brett Bader checks his option in the big blind.
The flop is , and both blinds check. Gottlieb bets 110,000. Amato then moves all in for a little more than 600,000, and Gottlieb calls.
Gottlieb is ahead with his pocket kings, and he stays ahead as the and roll out on the turn and river. Gottlieb wins the pot, and Amato is eliminated. He earns $24,842 for his ninth-place finish.
Joe Gottlieb - 2,500,000
Michael Amato - Eliminated
Monday, October 2, 2017 2:45 PM Local Time
Joe Gottlieb puts in a raise to 110,000 from under the gun, and Brett Bader moves all in from the cutoff. Gottlieb quickly calls.
The flop comes , giving Gottlieb a Broadway straight and leaving Bader drawing thin. Then the turn is the , and the river is the . Bader ends up with a full house to come from behind and win the pot. The dealer counts down his stack. His all-in raise was to 855,000, and he doubles up again.
Brett Bader - 1,830,000
Joe Gottlieb - 1,550,000