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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - SEMINOLE HARD ROCK (Hollywood, FL)

Friday, September 29, 2017 to Monday, October 02, 2017

Event #10A/B: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,356,000
  • Entries: 904
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, October 2, 2017 2:30 PM Local Time

Mauricio Ameller raises to 125,000 from under the gun, and action folds around to Brett Bader on the button. He thinks for about a minute, then pushes all in for 370,000. Ameller quickly calls.

Ameller:   
Bader:   

The board rolls out      , and Bader wins with his pocket sevens to double up.

Brett Bader - 860,000
Mauricio Ameller - 3,400,000

Monday, October 2, 2017 2:26 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, October 2, 2017 2:09 PM Local Time

The nine remaining players are now on their first break of the day. Play will resume at roughly 2:22 p.m.

Here's how they'll stack up when they return for the new level:

Seat 1: Mauricio Ameller - 3,860,000 (77 bb)
Seat 2: Joseph Gotlieb - 2,500,000 (50 bb)
Seat 3: Asher Conniff - 2,280,000 (46 bb)
Seat 4: Daniel Genachte - 2,410,000 (48 bb)
Seat 5: Jack Shea - 950,000 (19 bb)
Seat 6: Michael Amato - 1,110,000 (22 bb)
Seat 7: Brett Bader - 405,000 (8 bb)
Seat 8: Brian Hastings - 1,435,000 (29 bb)
Seat 9: Chad Eveslage - 2,980,000 (60 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 2:04 PM Local Time

Brian Hastings raises to 90,000 from the cutoff and Joe Gotlieb calls from the big blind.

Both players check the     flop, and the turn is the  . Gotlieb now leads out for 200,000. Hastings takes a minute to think, then calls.

The river is the   and Gotlieb bets again, this time for 60,000. Hastings again takes a minute, then calls the bet.

Gotlieb tables   , and Hastings mucks his hand.

Joe Gotlieb - 2,550,000 (63 bb)
Brian Hastings - 1,500,000 (37 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 2:01 PM Local Time

Asher Conniff opens the cutoff to 85,000, and Israel de la Cerda three-bet shoves for 390,000 in the small blind. Michael Amato re-shoves from the big blind, and Conniff folds out of the way. De la Cerda is heads-up, at risk, and flipping.

De la Cerda:   
Amato:   

The board runs out      , and Amato wins the pot with three queens. De la Cerda is eliminated in 10th place.

Michael Amato - 1,025,000 (26 bb)
Israel de la Cerda - Eliminated

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Monday, October 2, 2017 1:52 PM Local Time

The 10 remaining players have redrawn to the unofficial 10-handed final table:

Seat 1: Mauricio Ameller - 3,845,000
Seat 2: Joseph Gotlieb - 2,175,000
Seat 3: Asher Conniff - 2,400,000
Seat 4: Daniel Genachte - 2,375,000
Seat 5: Jack Shea - 1,140,000
Seat 6: Israel de la Cerda - 450,000
Seat 7: Michael Amato - 415,000
Seat 8: Brett Bader - 580,000
Seat 9: Brian Hastings - 1,700,000
Seat 10: Chad Eveslage - 3,000,000

Monday, October 2, 2017 1:51 PM Local Time

As the Juan Martinez's elimination hand is being played out, on the other table, Joe Gotlieb starts the action by limping. Michael Amato raises to 160,000 from the big blind. Gotlieb tanks for about two minutes, then calls.

The flop is     and Amato checks. Gotlieb moves all in. Amato thinks for a few moments, then calls.

Amato:   
Gotlieb:   

Amato is ahead with his pocket tens, but the   on the turn gives Gotlieb a flush. The river is the  , and Gotlieb wins the pot. The dealer counts down Gotlieb's stack. His all-in bet was for 895,000, and he doubles up.

Joe Gotlieb - 2,175,000 (53 bb)
Michael Amato - 415,000 (10 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 1:45 PM Local Time

Juan Martinez raises to 95,000 on the button and Chad Eveslage defends his big blind. The flop is     and Eveslage checks. Martinez bets 230,000 and Eveslage calls.

The turn is the   and Eveslage checks again. Martinez bets 245,000 and Eveslage check-raises to 600,000. Martinez immediately jumps out of his seat and asks what the bet is. He then turns around and moves all in for 1,100,000. Eveslage snap-calls.

Eveslage shows    and has Martinez's   . It's a cold deck situation with Martinez on the wrong end of a flush under flush cooler. He's drawing dead to the   river card and after the hand, the dealer verifies both stacks and confirms that Eveslage has Martinez covered by one 5,000 denomination chip.

Martinez takes home $20,001 for his 11th place finish and there is a brief pause in the action while the final 10 players redraw for seats at the unofficial final table.

Chad Eveslage - 3,000,000

Monday, October 2, 2017 1:29 PM Local Time

Jack Shea raises to 95,000 from thee cutoff and Joe Gotlieb calls from the button.

Both players check the    , and the turn is the  . Shea checks again. Gotlieb now bets 110,000. Shea thinks for about 30,000, then calls.

The   falls on the river and Shea checks again. Gotlieb continues for 190,000. Shea takes about a minute this time, then calls.

Gotlieb:   
Shea:   

Gotlieb has the pair of queens on the board, and an ace kicker. Shea has him beat with two pair, queens and jacks.

Jack Shea - 1,600,000
Joe Gotlieb - 750,000

Monday, October 2, 2017 1:26 PM Local Time

Michael Amato raises to 85,000 from under the gun, and Daniel Genachte calls form the big blind.

The flop comes    . Genachte checks and Amato continues for 65,000. Genachte calls.

The   falls on the turn, and Genachte now leads out for 135,000. Amato calls.

The   complete the board on the river and Genachte checks. Amato moves all in for 830,000. Genachte thinks for a minute, then sends his cards to the muck.

Michael Amato - 1,400,000 (35 bb)
Daniel Genachte - 2,275,000 (56 bb)

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Monday, October 2, 2017 1:19 PM Local Time

Brian Hastings opens to 85,000 under the gun, and Brad Ruben three-bet shoves for 365,000 two seats over. Hastings calls, putting Ruben at risk.

Hastings:   
Ruben:   

The board runs out      , and Hastings wins the pot with the better two pair.

Ruben was the start-of-day chip leader on Day 2, and he rode his big stack to a deep run on Day 3. It ends in 12th place, though, good for more than $20,001.

Brian Hastings - 2,020,000 (51 bb)
Brad Ruben - Eliminated

Monday, October 2, 2017 1:07 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, October 2, 2017 1:06 PM Local Time

Action folds around to Juan Martinez in the small blind. He raises to 315,000. Steven McKoy is in the big blind, and he has a little less than 600,000. McKoy pushes all in. Martinez checks how much more he would need to call the raise, then pushes chips forward to call.

Martinez:   
McKoy:   

The board comes      , and the river gives Martinez a winning pair of queens. He takes the pot, and McKoy is eliminated in 13th place. He earns $16,299.

Juan Martinez - 1,300,000 (43 bb)
Steven McKoy - Eliminated
Monday, October 2, 2017 12:45 PM Local Time

Three players see the flop come    . A short-stacked Joe Gotlieb, who had just lost some chips to a resurging Brian Hastings, moves all in for his last 360,000. Michael Amato calls from the cutoff, and Hastings folds from the button.

Amato:   
Gotlieb:   

Amato is ahead with his top pair, but Gotlieb has outs to both a straight and a flush. The turn is the  , completing Gotlieb's flush, and the   on the river isn't enough help for Amato.

Gotlieb wins with his flush, and he doubles up.

Joe Gotlieb - 980,000 (32 bb)
Michael Amato - 1,280,000 (42 bb)
Brian Hastings - 1,400,000 (46 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 12:38 PM Local Time

Daniel Genachte opens to 60,000 in middle position, and Brian Hastings three-bets to 160,000 from the button. Genachte four-bets to 460,000, and Hastings five-bet shoves for 1,335,000 effective. Genachte calls all in for that amount to put himself at risk.

Genachte:   
Hastings:   

The board runs out      , and Genachte fades a one-outer on the river to double up.

After entering the day second in chips, Hastings now owns one of the two shortest stacks in the field.

Daniel Genachte - 2,745,000 (92 bb)
Brian Hastings - 570,000 (19 bb)

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Monday, October 2, 2017 12:34 PM Local Time

Steven McKoy opens the cutoff with a raise, and Mauricio Ameller defends his big blind.

The flop is    . Ameller checks, and McKoy continues for 125,000. It doesn't leave him much behind, and Ameller check-raises to put him all in. McKoy calls all in for 310,000 to show down for his tournament life.

McKoy:   
Ameller:   

Ameller is ahead with the only pair, but McKoy is chasing a flush. He fills that draw promptly with the   turn, and the meaningless   completes the board on the river.

McKoy doubles up.

Steven McKoy - 875,000 (29 bb)
Mauricio Ameller - 1,800,000 (60 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 12:27 PM Local Time

Brett Bader raises to 100,000 from under the gun, and Mauricio Ameller calls from the big blind.

The flop is     and Ameller bets 105,000. Bader calls.

Both players check the   on the turn, and the river is the  . Ameller now bets 300,000. Bader thinks for a minute, then calls.

Ameller tables    for a flopped set that improved to a full house on the river, and a clearly frustrated Bader mucks his cards.

Mauricio Ameller - 1,950,000 (65 bb)
Brett Bader - 500,000 (16 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 12:17 PM Local Time

Michael Amato raises to 65,000 from the cutoff, Brian Hastings calls from the button, and Brad Ruben calls from the big blind.

All three players check the     flop, and the turn is the  . Ruben leads out for 110,000. Amato thinks for a minute, then calls, and Hastings quickly folds.

The river is the   and Ruben continues for 135,000. Amato calls again.

Ruben:   
Amato:   

Amato wins with his pair of kings, and he pulls in the pot.

Michael Amato - 1,200,000 (40 bb)
Brad Ruben - 900,000 (30 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 12:11 PM Local Time

Brad Ruben opens to 70,000 in middle position, Joe Gotlieb calls next to act, and Brian Hastings defends his big blind to create three-way action.

The flop is    . Hastings checks, Ruben continues for 85,000, Gotlieb folds, and Hastings calls.

Both remaining players check through the   turn.

The river is the  . Hastings leads for what looks like 250,000, and Ruben calls.

Hastings shows    for a straight, but Ruben's    is good for a flush and the pot.

Brad Ruben - 1,250,000 (42 bb)
Brian Hastings - 2,075,000 (69 bb)

Monday, October 2, 2017 12:08 PM Local Time

Brian Hastings raises to 65,000 from under the gun and action folds around to Jason Appel in the small blind. He moves all in for 463,000 and Hastings quickly calls.

Hastings:   
Appel:   

Hastings has Appel dominated with his big slick, and the board runs out      . Both players have the trips on the board, but Hastings wins with his ace-king kickers. Appel is eliminated in 14th place, earning $16,299.

Brian Hastings - 2,500,000 (83 bb)
Jason Appel - Eliminated

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