Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:49 PM Local Time
Melanie Weisner opens with a raise to 1,200 from middle position. She gets a call from the player in the hijack as well as the big blind.
The flop comes down and all three players check to see the on the turn. There, the big blind checks. Weisner bets 2,100. She gets through the hijack player with relative ease, but the big blind thinks for a moment, then check-raises to 5,600. Weisner lets her hand go quickly and slips below 10,000 chips.
Melanie Weisner - 7,000
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:49 PM Local Time
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:48 PM Local Time
An early-position player raises to 1,200. The cutoff calls, Phil Laak calls on the button, and the small blind calls.
Laak narrates the action as the hand is played out. "Okay boys, we have a flop," he says as the dealer spreads . All three players check.
The turn is the and the first two players check. "We have someone taking a nibble," Laak announces as the cutoff bets 2,300. "And I'm going to re-nibble," he says as he raises to 12,300. The small blind and next player both fold. The cutoff thinks for a few moments, then folds as well, and Laak takes the pot.
Phil Laak - 32,000
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:33 PM Local Time
After a raise of 1,500 and a reraise to 3,700, Jared Jaffee moves all in for 11,000 total. Action folds back around where the original raiser lets his hand go, but his other opponent drops into the tank. He thinks for nearly two minutes before announcing a call.
The board runs out which leaves Jaffee's opponent drawing dead on the turn and earning the double up for Jaffe who moves back over the starting stack.
Jared Jaffee - 25,000
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:19 PM Local Time
Melanie Weisner raises to 1,200 from under the gun and is called by a player in middle position and the player in the hijack. Bruce Kramer moves all in on the button for 5,925 and the player in the small blind four-bets to 12,000. Everybody else gets out of the way and the two hands are tabled.
The small blind shows and is flipping against Kramer's .
The board runs out and Kramer's pair holds up. He wins the race and doubles up.
"I've been waiting for that all day," said Kramer after the hand.
Bruce Kramer - 15,500
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:15 PM Local Time
Mohsin Charania is already on his second bullet of the day and it's not looking great for him as he already has lost a majority of that stack.
In the current hand Mohsin opens with a raise to 1,000. The player in the cutoff then three bets, making it 2,700. Charania calls and the two take a flop.
On the flop, Charania checks, then calls a bet of 2,000 from his opponent. They check it down on the turn and the river. Charania shows but it's no good as his opponent flopped two pair with and that allows him to take down the pot as Charania slips to about 7,500 chips.
Mohsin Charania - 7,500
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:05 PM Local Time
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:02 PM Local Time
Jared Jaffee raises to 1,100 from under the gun and a player in middle position calls. Marco Johnson three-bets to 4,000 from the cutoff and action folds back to Jaffee, who four-bets to 10,100. The player in middle position folds and Johnson moves all in for 17,100. Jaffee snap-calls.
Jaffee tables and is in great shape against Johnson's .
The flop is , keeping Jaffee in the lead. The turn is the , changing nothing, but the river was the and Johnson spikes what looks like a two-outer to stay alive and double up.
"Wow, you only had one queen left," said the hijack after the hand. "I had one. I folded queen-ten."
Marco Johnson - 36,000
Jared Jaffee - 11,000
Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:01 PM Local Time
There's about 17,000 in the pot as three players see the flop come . The big blind checks, Jeff Madsen checks from the cutoff, and Osmin Dardon checks from the button.
The turn is the and the big blind checks again. Madsen bets 6,900. Dardon calls and the big blind calls as well.
The completes the board on the river. It's checked to Dardon, and he moves all in for about 25,000. The big blind thinks for about a minute, then folds. Madsen also tanks for about a minute, then he asks for an exact count. The dealer breaks down Dardon's stack, and his all-in bet is for exactly 25,325. Madsen thinks for another minute or so, then calls.
Dardon shows for a flush, and Madsen's can't beat it.
Osmin Dardon - 88,000
Jeff Madsen - 12,500
Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:50 PM Local Time
On a flop of and a player in middle position puts out a roughly pot sized bet of 2,500. Ken Mondegari calls before Jared Griener moves all in from the cutoff. The original bettor folds Mondegari thinks for a bit, asks for a count, then calls.
The turn is the which seals the hand for Mondegari and the river is the changing nothing. That earns Mondegari the pot while Jared Griener is eliminated from the main event.
Jared Griener - Eliminated
Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:45 PM Local Time
Osmin Dardon raises to 1,000 from middle position. The hijack calls and the big blind calls.
The flop is and the big blind checks. Dardon continues for 2,000 and both other players call.
The falls on the turn and the big blind checks again. Dardon bets again, this time for 5,000. The hijack tanks for about a minute, then folds, and the big blind folds behind.
The dealer pushes the pot, and Dardon tosses his cards toward the muck facedown. He then tells the table he was betting with king-eight. Someone doubts him, and he tells his neighbor to pull his cards out and show them. Another player pulls back the cards that he thinks Dardon held and turns them over. It's , although Dardon insists he held a king, not a queen.
Osmin Dardon - 40,000
Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:39 PM Local Time
A player opens from middle position with a raise to 1,000. Ben Keeline calls in late position and the player in the big blind calls as well.
The flop comes and the big blind checks to the original raiser who makes it 1,600. Keeline is the only caller.
The turn is the and the original raiser bets again, making it 2,600. Keeline calls once more.
On the river, the original raiser slows down with a check. Keeline then moves all in for roughly 21,000. The player doesn't think for too long before releasing his hand, and that allows Keeline to take down the pot and move over 30,000 chips.
Ben Keeline - 33,600
Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:25 PM Local Time
Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:15 PM Local Time
Players are taking their second 10-minute break of the day.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time
Scott Stewart opens from early position with a raise to 700. Action folds around where the big blind is the only caller.
The flop comes down and the big blind checks. Stewart checks behinds. On the turn, the big blind checks again. Stewart decides to bet 850 and his opponent calls.
The river is the and the big blind opts to lead out, betting 1,400. Stewart thinks for a bit, then calls. The big blind flashes his hand, but mucks quickly when he sees Stewarts for top pair. Stewart takes down the pot and moves over 40,000 chips.
Scott Stewart - 44,500
Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:55 PM Local Time
Phil Laak raises to 800 from middle position and David Pham calls from the small blind.
The flop is and both players check. They check again on the turn, and the river is the . Pham leads out for 750 and Laak quickly calls.
Both players flopped a pair, but Laak wins the hand with his pair of sevens.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:51 PM Local Time
On the turn with the board reading , Sean Yu bets 1,000 out of the big blind and Sal DiCarlo calls from the cutoff. There is about 4,000 in the pot heading to the river.
Yu bets 2,000 and DiCarlo calls. Yu shows and DiCarlos wins the pot with his .
Sal DiCarlo - 48,000
Sean Yu - 23,000
Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:35 PM Local Time
Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:34 PM Local Time
There are several raises going in preflop between Harry Arutyunyan in middle position and the player on the button. The button has 14,100 out in front of him and Arutyunyan moves all in for about 50,000, which just barely covers the player on the button.
After about a minute of thought, the button calls and the cards are tabled. Arutyunyan tables and is in great shape against the button's .
The flop is , which gives the button top pair and some immediate equity against Arutyunyan. The turn is the and the river is the . Arutyunyan's aces hold up to eliminate the player on the button and take the early lead.
Harry Arutyunyan - 103,000
Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:28 PM Local Time
There's about 2,500 in the pot, and four players see the flop come . Mike Leah checks from the small blind. The big blind checks, the cutoff checks, and the button bets 1,700. Leah then check-raises to 3,700. The next two players fold, and the button calls.
The turn is the and Leah continues for 5,000. His opponent quickly folds. As the dealer pushes the pot, Leah shows the table one of his hole cards, the .
Mike Leah - 62,000