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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - THE BICYCLE CASINO (Los Angeles)

Saturday, December 09, 2017 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Event #10: $1,675 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,024,500
  • Entries: 687
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:17 PM Local Time

There's about 6,200 in the pot already on the turn, and the board is     . Osmin Dardon checks from the small blind, and a middle-position player checks, too. Jeff Madsen then bets 3,775 from the button. Dardon calls and the other player folds.

The river is the   and both players check. Madsen shows    for trip fives, and Dardon sends his cards to the muck.

Jeff Madsen - 32,500
Osmin Dardon - 49,000

Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:13 PM Local Time

William Wolf

William Wolf busted his first bullet and recently re-entered. According to Wolf, on his first hand back in the tournament at his new table and seat, he doubled up and busted Men Nguyen.

"He turned top two pair and I turned a straight," said Wolf.

The two-time ring winner is on his final bullet of the day, but has more than double his starting stack.

William Wolf - 42,000

Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:09 PM Local Time

Nipun Java opens with a raise to 525 from middle position. He is called by four players, including both blinds. 

The flop comes     and action checks to Java, who bets 1,300. Everyone folds except Kenneth Morrison, who's in the big blind. Morrison raises to 3,500. Java calls after giving it some thought.

The turn is the   and Morrison shoves all in for 13,350. Java thinks for a while. 

"Do you have a good hand?" he asks. Eventually he decides to call. Morrison makes a face, then shows   , likely assuming that he'll need to catch up. Java shows    for an overpair, and Morrison does need to catch up. 

The   on the river is one of the cards that Morrison needs though, giving him a flush and the lead in the hand, allowing him to double up while Java is left with about half of a starting stack.

Kenneth Morrison - 39,000
Nipun Java - 10,500

Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:55 PM Local Time
Level: 5
Blinds: 100/200
Ante: 25
Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:53 PM Local Time

David "The Dragon" Pham recently joined the tournament. 

In one of his first hands at the table, Pham opens to 450 from middle position. The big blind calls. 

The flop comes     and action checks to Pham who bets 500. The big bind calls. 

Both players then check on the   turn. On the   river, the big blind bets 1,000 and Pham folds, allowing the big blind to take the pot. It's not a hot start for Pham but he still sits right around starting stack after not losing much in the hand. 

David Pham - 19,000

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:46 PM Local Time

There are four players who take a flop of    . The player in the small blind checks, middle position checks and the hijack checks before Ronnie Bardah bets 1,600 from the cutoff.

The small blind calls, middle position calls and the hijack folds. The turn is the   and the small blind checks again. The hijack checks and Bardah bets 4,800. The small blind thinks for a couple minutes and then moves all in for 8,350 more. Bardah talks to himself about the hand for about a minute and then calls.

Bardah shows   , but needs to hit an ace against the small blind's   . The river is the   and the small blind doubles up with queens and nines.

Ronnie Bardah - 22,000

Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:29 PM Local Time

Ronnie Bardah

The under-the-gun player raises to 600. The player to his left calls and Ronnie Bardah calls from the small blind.

The flop is     and Bardah checks. The preflop raiser continues for 800. The next player folds and Bardah calls.

Both players check the   on the turn, and the river is the  . Bardah now leads out for 3,200 and his opponent quickly folds.

Ronnie Bardah - 37,000

Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:11 PM Local Time
Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 10-minute break. The tournament will resume at roughly 2:10 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:00 PM Local Time

A player opens in middle position with a raise to 400. Ben Keeline calls in the hijack, as does the button, and the big blind. 

The flop comes down     and action checks to Keeline who bets 700. Only the original raiser calls. 

The turn is the   and the original raiser checks to Keeline, who bets again, making it 1,600. The player then check-raises, making it 4,000. Keeline calls. 

The river is the   and both players check. The original raiser shows    for a counterfeited two pair, but Keeline has    which improved to a better two pair on the river. That allows Keeline to take down the pot.

Ben Keeline - 28,500

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:43 PM Local Time

An early-position player raises to 400 and Harry Arutyunyan three-bets to 950 from middle position. Daniel Geyser is on his direct left, and he calls. The initial raiser calls as well.

The flop comes     and it's checked to Arutyunyan. He continues for 1,200 and only Geyser calls.

The turn is the   and Arutyunyan bet again, this time for 1,800. Geyser calls again, bringing the   on the river. Both players check. Geyser shows    for two pair, aces and eights, with a queen kicker. Arutyunyan flashes one card, the  , then sends his hand to the muck.

Daniel Geyser - 28,000
Harry Arutyunyan - 6,400

Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:34 PM Local Time

Eric Fields opens with a raise from middle position to 400. Scott Stewart calls on his left before the player in the cutoff makes it 1,100 to go. Fields and Stewart both call. 

The flop is     and all three players check to see the   on the turn. Fields leads out with a bet of 2,025. Stewart folds but the player in the cutoff calls. 

The river is the   and Fields fires again, this time making it 5,500. The player in the cutoff thinks for a bit, then decides to fold. Fields takes down the pot and moves close to 30,000 chips. 

Eric Fields - 28,500

Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:23 PM Local Time
Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:20 PM Local Time

Nipun Java

On a flop of    , the player in the big blind checks and the player under the gun checks as well. Nipun Java bets 1,000 from middle position and the cutoff raises to 2,000. The big blind calls, under the gun folds and Java three-bets to 7,000.

The cutoff moves all in for about 20,000, the big blind groans and folds, Java calls. The cutoff shows   , but is hoping for a chop against Java's   . The turn is the  , changing nothing, and the river is the  .

Java can't hit a spade and they chop up the chips that the big blind committed to the pot. 

Nipun Java - 17,000

Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:09 PM Local Time

A player raises from early position to 225 and he gets three callers, including Phil Laak in the cutoff and both blinds. 

The flop comes     and action checks to Laak who puts out a bet of 375 on the button. Only the big blind calls. 

"I'm steaming," the big blind says. 

"That's ok," Laak responds. "A little steam keeps the train going. My mother used to say that." 

The turn is the   and both players check.

"I lied," Laak says. "My grandfather was actually the one who used to say that." 

The river is the   and the big blind checks again. Laak bets 1,500 and that earns a fold from him opponent. 

"Does anyone want to see it?" Laak asks. "If anyone wants to see it all they have to do is give up a hand later."

One player at the table agrees and Laak shows down his    for two pair, eliciting some laughs from the table.

Phil Laak - 22,500

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:04 PM Local Time

Phil Laak

Three players see the flop come     and there's about 800 in the pot. The big blind checks, the player to his left checks, and Phil Laak bets 225 from the button. Both other players call.

The turn is the   and it's again  checked to Laak. He continues for 1,150. The big blind folds, and the other player calls.

The river is the   and both players check. The early-position player says, "I got nothing," and tables   . Laak turns over    for a winning pair of sixes.

Phil Laak - 21,500
Sunday, December 10, 2017 1:01 PM Local Time

The player under the gun raises to 250 and Mike Leah calls on her direct left. Britton Purvis calls from middle position, the player on the button calls and Said El Harrak defends his big blind.

The flop is     and El Harrak checks. The original raiser bets 250 and Leah folds. Purvis raises to 750 and the button three-bets to 2,300. El Harrak folds, the original raiser from under the gun folds and Purvis four-bets to 8,000. The button takes a few moments before moving all in for about a 20,000 starting stack and Purvis snap-calls.

Purvis shows    and needs to fade a diamond against the button's   . The turn is the   and the river is the  . The button makes trip tens, but Purvis wins the pot with a full house.

Britton Purvis - 51,000

Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:43 PM Local Time
Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:41 PM Local Time

Catching up to the action on a board of     , Chris Ocksrider is first to act. He checks over to his opponent Brendan Baksh who puts out a bet of 1,300. Ocksrider calls. 

The river is the   and Ocksrider checks again. Baksh puts out a bet of 10,000 which is enough to put Ocksrider all in. Ocksrider thinks for about two minutes before he finally puts in his stack to call. 

"Quads," Baksh says, showing   . Ocksrider mucks, but his hand is retrieved and shown to be    for a rivered flush. Baksh takes down the pot while Ocksrider is sent to re-enter.

Brendan Baksh - 35,000
Chris Ocksrider - Eliminated

Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:39 PM Local Time

Neil Scott

On the river, there is about 7,000 in the pot on the river with a completed board of      . The player in the big blind checks and Neil Scott bets 4,000 from under the gun.

The player in the cutoff calls and the big blind folds. Scott tables   , good for a full house, and the cutoff mucks his hand.

Neil Scott - 26,000

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