Monday, August 27, 2018 1:33 AM Local Time
From a starting field of 507 entries, just eight players remain as Day 2 comes to a close.
to a huge pot during the last ten minutes of the night, Gordon Wilcox
(pictured) will bring the big stack into the event's final day. Wilcox
bagged up 4,965,000, giving him more than 124 big blinds at the Day 3
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Monday, August 27, 2018 1:18 AM Local Time
There was one more hand played after Michael Deloge's elimination in ninth place before the level wrapped up. The bags came out and the final eight players headed home for the night. A complete recap will be posted shortly.
Monday, August 27, 2018 1:17 AM Local Time
Michael Deloge raises from the hijack and Dylan Wilkerson defends his big blind. They are heads-up to a flop of and Wilkerson checks. Deloge bets and Wilkerson calls.
The turn is the and Wilkerson checks again. Deloge moves all in for about 300,000 and Wilkerson snap-calls.
"Do you have a flush?" asks Deloge.
Wilkerson nods that he does and tables . Deloge shows and needs to fill up on the river to stay alive. The river is the and Wilkerson scoops the pot with a flush, eliminating Deloge in ninth place for $15,750.
Dylan Wilkerson - 3,535,000 (118 bb)
Michael Deloge - Eliminated
Monday, August 27, 2018 1:10 AM Local Time
Gordon Wilcox raises from middle position and Shane Howeth three-bets on the button. Action folds back to Wilcox, who moves all in and Howeth calls and is the player at risk for about 1,500,000.
Wilcox shows and is in great shape against Howeth's .
The flop is , however, and Howeth spikes a two-outer to take the lead. He leaps up from his chair and celebration and stands for the rest of the hand, while watching the come on the turn.
The comes on the river and Howeth collapses onto the floor behind the table. Wilcox hits a two-outer of his own and wins a massive pot with a bigger set, extending his chip lead in the process. Howeth is eliminated in 10th place and earns $12,659 for his efforts.
Gordon Wilcox - 5,000,000 (166 bb)
Shane Howeth - Eliminated
Monday, August 27, 2018 1:00 AM Local Time
With the elimination of Max Hoffman in 11th, there is a short break in the action while the final 10 players redraw for seats at the unofficial final table. There are 10 minutes left in the day and here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts for the final 10 players:
Seat 1: Jason Bolton - 3,400,000
Seat 2: Sean Kelly - 426,000
Seat 3: Michael Deloge - 676,000
Seat 4: Shane Howeth - 1,550,000
Seat 5: Manny Okrah - 707,000
Seat 6: Justin Carey - 641,000
Seat 7: Dan Chalifour - 1,376,000
Seat 8: Dylan Wilkerson - 2,975,000
Seat 9: Giuliano Lentini - 466,000
Seat 10: Gordon Wilcox - 3,374,000
Monday, August 27, 2018 12:31 AM Local Time
Max Hoffman moves all in for 263,000 from under the gun and Jason Bolton calls from the hijack. It's heads up as Hoffman tables against Bolton's .
The board comes and Bolton winds up with trip kings to eliminate Hoffman in eleventh place.
Jason Bolton - 3,400,000 (113 bb)
Max Hoffman - Eliminated in 11th Place ($12,659)
Monday, August 27, 2018 12:21 AM Local Time
Dan Chalifour raises from under the gun and Shane Howeth calls on the button. They are heads-up to a flop of and Chalifour bets 130,000. Howeth calls and the turn is the .
Chalifour checks and Howeth bets 225,000. Chalifour calls. The river is the and Chalifour checks. Howeth bets 375,000 and Chalifour folds.
Shane Howeth - 1,550,000 (51 bb)
Dan Chalifour - 1,400,000 (46 bb)
Monday, August 27, 2018 12:09 AM Local Time
Justin Carey raises to 62,000 from under the gun and Manny Okrah calls on the button. They are heads-up to a flop of and Carey bets 45,000. Okrah calls.
The turn is the and Carey checks. Okrah bets 110,000 and Carey calls. The river is the and Carey checks again. Okrah moves all in.
"Count that up," says Carey to the dealer.
The dealer breaks down the stacks and verifies that Okrah is all in for 289,000. Carey calls. Okrah show and Carey mucks his hand.
Manny Okrah - 1,132,000 (37 bb)
Justin Carey - 610,000 (20 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:45 PM Local Time
Max Hoffman raises to 65,000 from the cutoff and Marcos Exterkotter moves all in on the button for 734,000. Jason Bolton moves all in out of the small blind for about 1,500,000 and everybody else gets out of the way.
Exterkotter shows and is in trouble against Bolton's .
The flop is , which puts Exterkotter in the lead with a pair of kings. The turn is the , which changes nothing and leaves Bolton drawing to two outs.
"Queen," says Bolton as the dealer begins to burn and turn the river.
The river is the and Bolton spikes a set on the river to eliminate Exterkotter in 12th place and put the field one elimination away from a redraw to the unofficial final table.
Jason Bolton - 2,500,000 (83 bb)
Marcos Exterkotter - Eliminated in 12th Place ($12,659)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:38 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:13 PM Local Time
Jason Bolton raises to 65,000 from middle position. Giuliano Lentini calls on the button, Gordon Wilcox calls out of the small blind and Max Hoffman defends his big blind.
All four players check a flop of and the comes on the turn. Wilcox checks, Hoffman bets 125,000, Bolton folds, Lentini folds and Wilcox calls.
The river is the and Wilcox checks again. Hoffman bets 250,000 and Wilcox calls. Hoffman tables and Wilcox mucks his hand.
Max Hoffman - 1,560,000 (65 bb)
Gordon Wilcox - 2,640,000 (110 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:10 PM Local Time
Marcos Exterkotter raises to 55,000 from under the gun and Giuliano Lentini moves all in from the small blind for 235,000. Exterkotter thinks for about a minute before calling.
Lentini shows and is dominating Exterkotter's .
The board runs out and Lentini doubles up.
Giuliano Lentini - 530,000 (22 bb)
Marcos Exterkotter - 1,020,000 (42 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:59 PM Local Time
Dan Chalifour opens to 60,000 from under the gun, Dylan Wilkerson calls from the cutoff as does Michael Deloge from the big blind.
The flop comes , Deloge checks, and Chalifour bets 60,000. Both of his opponents call.
The turn brings the , it checks to Wilkerson who bets 150,000. Deloge calls. The river brings the , Delogoe moves all in for 298,000 and Wilkerson calls.
Deloge tables and defeats Wilkerson's .
Michael Deloge - 2,100,000 (88 bb)
Dylan Wilkerson - 1,200,000 (50 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:45 PM Local Time
Marcos Exterkotter raises to 55,000 from early position and action folds around to Giuliano Lentini in the small blind, who three-bets to 260,000. Gordon Wilcox is in the big blind and four-bets to 600,000.
Exterkotter folds and Lentini thinks for about a minute before moving all in. Wilcox quickly calls and is all in for 1,411,000.
"Do you have aces?" asks Lentini.
Wilcox responds 'yes' and the cards are tabled with Wilcox's in the lead against Lentini's in the biggest pot of the tournament so far.
The board runs out and Wilcox doubles up into the chip lead.
Gordon Wilcox - 2,901,000 (120 bb)
Giuliano Lentini - 415,000 (17 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:31 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:24 PM Local Time
The final 12 players are taking their final break of the night. When they return, they will play two more 60-minute levels before bagging up.
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:23 PM Local Time
Marcos Exterkotter opens to 45,000 from under the gun and Max Hoffman defends his big blind.
The flop comes , Hoffman checks and Exterkotter bets 50,000. Hoffman calls.
The turn brings the , Hoffman checks and Exterkotter bets 90,000, Hoffman calls.
The river is the , Hoffman checks and Exterkotter shoves for 296,000 effectively. Hoffman calls all in.
Exterkotter tables but is no good against Hoffman's two-pair.
Max Hoffman - 1,000,000 (63 bb)
Marcos Exterkotter - 1,300,000 (81 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:13 PM Local Time
Shane Howeth moves all in from under the gun for 391,000 and Michael Deloge calls from late position. Howeth shows and is in great shape to double up through Deloge's .
The board comes and Howeth's queens hold to double through Deloge.
Shane Howeth - 810,000 (40 bb)
Michael Deloge - 880,000 (44 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:10 PM Local Time
Max Hoffman raises to 45,000 from under the gun and Carlo Sciannameo three-bets to 250,000 from middle position. Giuliano Lentini moves all in from the small blind for about 1,000,000, Hoffman folds and Sciannameo calls.
Sciannameo is all in for 750,000 and in a race with his against Lentini's .
Lentini calls for an ace and gets it on a flop of . The turn is the and the river is the , sending the pot to Lentini and eliminating Sciannameo in 13th place.
"Get that weak shit out of here," says Lentini as Sciannameo heads for the exits.
Giuliano Lentini - 1,900,000 (95 bb)
Carlos Sciannameo - Eliminated in 13th Place ($10,378)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:05 PM Local Time
Nick Pupillo moves all in from middle position for 29,000 and is called by Dan Chalifour in the small blind and Manny Okrah in the big blind. Chalifour and Okrah check it down, declining to build a side pot as the board runs out .
Pupillo tables , Okrah mucks his hand and Chalifour shows , good for a straight. Pupillo is eliminated in 14th place and Chalifour extends his chip lead.
Dan Chalifour - 2,400,000 (120 bb)
Nick Pupillo - Eliminated in 14th Place ($10,378)