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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HORSESHOE SOUTHERN INDIANA (Louisville area)

Friday, October 06, 2017 to Monday, October 09, 2017

Event #10: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $635,978
  • Entries: 424
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, October 9, 2017 4:57 PM Local Time

Michael Foley opens the button to 115,000, and Justin Boggs defends his big blind.

The flop is    . Boggs checks, Foley continues for 155,000, and Boggs calls. The turn is the  , and Boggs check-calls another 295,000. The river is the  . When Boggs checks again, Foley surrenders. "I give," he says, checking behind and preparing to muck.

Boggs shows   , winning the pot with a pair of jacks.

Justin Boggs - 3,990,000 (80 bb)
Michael Foley - 1,530,000 (31 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 4:55 PM Local Time

Justin Boggs opens to 115,000 in middle position, Michael Foley calls in the small blind, and Wendy Freedman checks her option in the big blind.

All three players check through the     flop, and the turn is the  . It checks to Boggs again, and he bets 180,000. Foley calls, Freedman folds, and it's heads-up to the river. It's the  , and they both check.

Foley shows   , but Boggs tables    to win the pot with a pair of queens.

Counts are coming, but the two are involved in a larger pot right this very minute...

Monday, October 9, 2017 4:47 PM Local Time

The hand prior, Michael Foley chipped up a bit by winning a hand against Scott Montgomery.

Now, Foley raises to 175,000 in the cutoff. Hamid Izadi moves all in for around 600,000 on the button. Action folds back to Foley who calls, having Izadi covered, and the two face off.


The board runs out      . Foley pairs both his whole cards and Izadi's Main Event run comes to an end in the 6th-place position.

Michael Foley - 2,620,000 (52 bb)
Hamid Izadi - Eliminated

Monday, October 9, 2017 4:40 PM Local Time

Justin Boggs opens the button to 115,000, and Scott Montgomery three-bet shoves for 795,000 in the big blind. Boggs needs a minute to think.

"This one's pretty close, Scott," he says. He asks the dealer to pull in the raise into the pot to assess the potential damage. Then he calls, putting Montgomery at risk, and it's a flip.


For the second time today, Montgomery flops a set against Boggs. The board comes      , and the Canadian doubles up through the chip leader once again.

Scott Montgomery - 1,645,000 (33 bb)
Justin Boggs - 2,880,000 (58 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 4:36 PM Local Time

Action folds around to Hamid Izadi's button, and he opens to 110,000. Wendy Freedman three-bet shoves in the small blind, and Izadi quickly folds.

The next hand, Scott Montgomery opens to 125,000 under the gun, and Freedman three-bet shoves from the button. Montgomery folds without delay, too, and Freedman collects another preflop pot.

The average stack is starting to get a little thin, so those shoves are important right now. Each of them adds 105,000 chips to her stack, and she's moved back into seven-figure territory as a result.

Wendy Freedman - 1,150,000 (23 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 4:30 PM Local Time

Hamid Izadi opens to 110,000 on the button. Justin Boggs, in the big blind and last to act, three-bets to 260,000. Izadi calls, bringing a flop that lays out    .

Boggs bets 330,000. Izadi measures out a call and tosses it toward the middle. The turn is another king, the  .

Boggs slides out barrel number two and fires it for a bet of 530,000. Izadi again measures out a call. If he were to call, Izadi would be left with about 325,000 behind. Izadi holds on to his chips and folds. Boggs rakes in the large pot.

Justin Boggs - 3,800,000 (76 bb)
Hamid Izadi - 855,000 (17 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 4:10 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, October 9, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time

The first two levels are complete, and the final six are on a 10-minute break. Here's how they'll stack up when they return for the new level with a big blind of 50,000.

Seat 1: Michael Foley - 975,000 (20 bb)
Seat 2: --empty--
Seat 3: Hamid Izadi - 1,585,000 (32 bb)
Seat 4: --empty--
Seat 5: Wendy Freedman - 915,000 (18 bb)
Seat 6: Justin Boggs - 3,050,000 (61 bb)
Seat 7: --empty--
Seat 8: Al Hencheck - 1,045,000 (21 bb)
Seat 9: Scott Montgomery - 930,000 (19 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:57 PM Local Time

George Lusby open-shoves the button for 225,000, and Hamid Izadi calls in the big blind to put him at risk.


The board runs out      , and Lusby can't get over the hump. He's eliminated in seventh place, sending the rest of his stack over to Izadi.

Hamid Izadi - 1,495,000 (37 bb)
George Lusby - Eliminated

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:54 PM Local Time

Wendy Freedman raises to 90,000 from under the gun. It folds all the way around to Hamid Izadi in the big blind. Izadi defends with a call.

The flop comes    . Izadi checks it to Freedman who flips out a 100,000 chip. Izadi calls.

The turn is the  . Izadi checks for a second time. Freedman proceeds to move all in. She has Izadi covered by a good margin. Izadi enters the tank, faced with a call for his tournament life. He counts out his remaining stack. It looks to be right around 350,000.

After about a minute goes by Izadi calls. Freedman shows    and Izadi tables   .

The river is the  , and Izadi doubles up.

Hamid Izadi - 1,100,000 (27 bb)
Wendy Freedman - 1,020,000 (25 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:42 PM Local Time

Wendy Freedman opens the cutoff to 95,000, Justin Boggs calls on the button, and Al Hencheck calls in the small blind to see a three-way flop.

All three players check through the     flop. The turn is the  . Hencheck checks again, Freedman bets 120,000, Boggs calls, and Hencheck folds. Heads-up, the river is the  , and Freedman bets 210,000.

Boggs needs a couple minutes to think, and he chats quietly with Freedman as he does. "I guess you could have, like, jacks or tens here," he surmises at one point. Another moment later, he adds another, "jacks or tens...," trailing off before sliding the call forward.

"Jacks," Freedman confirms his suspicions. She tables    to prove it and win the pot.

Wendy Freedman - 1,595,000 (40 bb)
Justin Boggs - 2,875,000 (72 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:34 PM Local Time

Action folds around to the blinds. Michael Foley moves jams in the small blind with only short-stacked George Lusby left to act in the big blind. Lusby calls.

Foley flips up    and Lusby has   .

The board runs out      . Lusby's ace high holds for a double up.

George Lusby - 335,000 (8 bb)
Michael Foley - 760,000 (19 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:28 PM Local Time

Michael Foley opens to 90,000 second to act, and Justin Boggs calls in the small blind.

Both players check through the     flop and the   turn. the   river puts a straight on board, and Boggs checks again. Foley bets 200,000, and Boggs lets a sour look cross his face. "I don't know why you'd bet a ten," he says at one point, then calls to see what's what.

Foley did bet a ten; he shows    to win the pot with a ten-high straight.

Michael Foley - 1,150,000 (29 bb)
Justin Boggs - 3,050,000 (76 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:22 PM Local Time

Justin Boggs raises to 90,000 in the cutoff. It is the third consecutive hand Boggs has made the same opening raise. Scott Montgomery three-bet shoves for 450,000 in the small blind. Boggs calls.

Boggs turns up    and Montgomery flings his    onto the table.

The board runs out      . Montgomery hits a set of sixes to survive and is back to one million. Boggs takes a dent to his chip-leading stack.

Scott Montgomery - 1,000,000 (25 bb)
Justin Boggs - 3,360,000 (84 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:14 PM Local Time

Action folds around to the blinds where Scott Montgomery moves all in for 245,000 in the small. Michael Foley wakes up with an easy call in the big blind, and he does so to put Montgomery at risk.


The     flop provides a fine sweat, as Montgomery finds a pair but has to fade a flush draw. The   on the turn is a blank, and the   river completes the board with another safe card. He doubles up.

Scott Montgomery - 525,000 (13 bb)
Michael Foley - 725,000 (18 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:10 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, October 9, 2017 3:09 PM Local Time

Scott Montgomery opens to 65,000 from middle position. Action folds around to Justin Boggs in the big blind who calls. Boggs and Montgomery currently have the two largest stacks at the table.

The flop comes    . Boggs checks. Montgomery bets 70,000 and Boggs calls.

The turn is the  . Boggs checks again. Montgomery bets 125,000. Boggs does more than call this time. He raises to 315,000. Montgomery gets a verified count of the bet and eventually calls.

The river is the  . With a pot already holding over 900,000, Boggs slides out a towering bet of 850,000. Montgomery thinks for a second and then calls.

Boggs flips over a monster, showing a full house on the flop with   . Montgomery looks at the hand in disbelief and slides his whole cards toward the muck.

Justin Boggs - 3,200,000 (106 bb)
Scott Montgomery - 315,000 (10 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 2:56 PM Local Time

Jerry Robinson open-shoves for 380,000 under the gun, and Al Hencheck re-shoves for just less than 1,000,000 a few seats over. The rest of the table folds, leaving Robinson heads-up for his tournament life.


The board runs out      , giving the pot to Hencheck.

Two players both claim to have folded a queen, so Robinson was apparently drawing dead on the turn. He's eliminated in eighth place.

Al Hencheck - 1,415,000 (47 bb)
Jerry Robinson - Eliminated

Monday, October 9, 2017 2:47 PM Local Time

Action folds to Al Hencheck in the cutoff who bets 65,000. His only caller is George Lusby in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Lusby checks. Hencheck bets 100,000. Lusby counters with a check-raise to 400,000. The bet only nearly puts Hencheck all in. However, Hencheck shoves anyway and Lusby calls. The final call from Lusby was for 50,000 more.

Lusby turns up    for an open-ended straight draw. Hencheck holds top pair with his   .

The   lands on the turn. It is a good card for Hencheck. Not only does he improve to trips he eliminates the top end of Lusby's straight draw. If a king were to land Hencheck would make queens full.

The river is the   and the sizable pot is pushed toward Hencheck. Lusby has now doubled up two opponents so far on Day 3 and sits with the short stack of the table.

Al Hencheck - 1,060,000 (35 bb)
George Lusby - 355,000 (11 bb)

Monday, October 9, 2017 2:23 PM Local Time

Michael Foley shoves in the cutoff for his last 220,000. George Lusby calls on the button. Hamid Izadi and Jerry Robinson fold their blinds, in that order, and the two players move to a showdown.


The flop comes     and Lusby grunts in dislike of Foley pairing his eight.

The turn is the  . Foley improves to two pair, but Lusby picks up a heart draw. The river is a dud, the   and Foley secures a double up.

Michael Foley - 510,000 (17 bb)
George Lusby - 870,000 (29 bb)