Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:27 PM Local Time
Mark Perry moves all in from under the gun for 196,000, Dan Chalifour calls from the cutoff, and Bobby Avon reshoves for 219,000 more from the small blind.
Chalifour calls and its a three-way all in.
The flop comes clean for Avon, but the on the turn gives Chalifour the lead. The river is the and Chalifour's pair of aces hold to eliminate both of his opponents.
Dan Chalifour - 1,790,000 (149 bb)
Bobby Avon - Eliminated in 23rd Place ($6,133)
Mark Perry - Eliminated in 24th Place ($6,133)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:21 PM Local Time
With the elimination of Joseph Giulino and Frank Marasco, the final 26 players redrew for seats at the final three tables. There are 58 minutes remaining in the levels and here is a look at the chip counts and seating arrangement for the final 26 players.
Seat 1: Gordon Wilcox - 480,000
Seat 2: Todd Rebello - 500,000
Seat 3: James Magner - 365,000
Seat 4: --EMPTY--
Seat 5: Matthew Zola - 260,000
Seat 6: Jesse Lam - 190,000
Seat 7: Shane Howeth - 497,000
Seat 8: Manny Okrah - 450,000
Seat 9: Giuliano Lentini - 1,490,000
Seat 1: Sean Kelly - 465,000
Seat 2: Randy Pisane - 510,000
Seat 3: Jason Bolton - 630,000
Seat 4: Michael Deloge - 1,100,000
Seat 5: Dave Stefanski - 150,000
Seat 6: Carlo Sciannameo - 270,000
Seat 7: Max Hoffman - 885,000
Seat 8: Nick Pupillo - 770,000
Seat 9: Bob Hover - 320,000
Seat 1: Dan Chalifour - 1,200,000
Seat 2: Justin Carey - 980,000
Seat 3: Joe Ricupero - 400,000
Seat 4: Bobby Avon - 470,000
Seat 5: Dylan Wilkerson - 550,000
Seat 6: Mark Perry - 208,000
Seat 7: Marcos Exterkotter - 1,280,000
Seat 8: Brock Wilson - 165,000
Seat 9: Josias Santos - 560,000
Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:20 PM Local Time
In a battle of the blinds Joseph Giulino is all in for around 580,000 from the small blind and called by Giuliano Lentini in the big blind.
Giulino tables and needs to get lucky to crack Lentini's .
The board comes , clean for Lentini as Giulino is eliminated in 28th place.
Across the room there was a simultaneous elimination where Frank Marasco busted in 27th place, players are now redrawing for the final three tables.
Giuliano Lentini - 1,500,000 (125 bb)
Joseph Giulino - Eliminated in 28th place ($4,639)
Frank Marasco - Eliminated in 27th place ($5,268)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:58 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:58 PM Local Time
Michael Deloge is up from his seat and celebrating a gigantic pot being pushed his way. On the river, with the board reading , Andrew Kaplan gets his last 400,000 into the middle with against Deloge's .
Deloge's full house bests Kaplan's ace-high flush and Deloge moves into contention for the chip lead, while Deloge hits the rail in 29th place for $4,639.
With one more elimination, the final 27 players will redraw for seats at the final three tables.
Michael Deloge - 1,100,000 (110 bb)
Andrew Kaplan - Eliminated
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:52 PM Local Time
Eric Starker moves all in for 82,000 from middle position and Sean Kelly reshoves from late position. The rest of the table folds and its heads up with Kelly's ahead of Starker's .
The board comes and Kelly winds up with a set of kings to eliminate Starker in 30th place.
Sean Kelly - 415,000 (42 bb)
Eric Starker - Eliminated in 30th place ($4,639)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:45 PM Local Time
Roland Israelashvili moves all in from middle position for 196,000 and Bob Hover moves all in from the hijack for 202,000. Everybody else gets out of the way.
Israelashvili shows and is up against Hover's . The board runs out and Hover wins the pot with a pair of aces.
Israelashvili busts in 31st place and earns $4,088 for his efforts.
Bob Hover - 425,000 (42 bb)
Roland Israelashvili - Eliminated
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:36 PM Local Time
Sam Taylor moves all in for around 200,000 and Giuliano Lentini calls.
Taylor tables and needs to get lucky against Lentini's pocket queens.
The board comes clean for Lentini and Taylor, who won this event in 2015, is eliminated is 32nd place.
Giuliano Lentini - 1,100,000 (110 bb)
Sam Taylor - Eliminated in 32nd Place ($4,088)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:31 PM Local Time
On a flop of , there are two checks before Jesse Lam bets 77,000 from early position. Roland Israelashvili raises to 156,000 from middle position and action folds back to Lam, who moves all in for 236,000. Israelashvili quickly calls.
"You got a set?" asks Lam. "I got a draw."
Israelashvili tables and is up against Lam's . The peels off on the turn and Lam makes the nuts on the turn. Lam stands up from his chair and starts to celebrate.
"Did I know that it's coming?!" yells Lam.
The river is the and Lam doubles up with a straight. He offers the dealer a steak dinner at a restaurant in the casino as repayment for drilling the gutshot on the turn.
Jesse Lam - 500,000 (50 bb)
Roland Israelashvili - 335,000 (33 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:25 PM Local Time
Shawn Martell moves all in from the cutoff for 50,000 and Dylan Wilkerson calls from the big blind.
Martell tables and is out in front for the time being against Wilkerson's .
The flop comes and Wilkerson turns the tables. The and the turn and on the river make it official as Martell is eliminated in 35th place.
Dylan Wilkerson - 935,000 (93 bb)
Shawn Martell - Eliminated in 35th Place ($3,616)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:13 PM Local Time
Sean Kelly moves all in from the cutoff for 129,000 and Giuliano Lentini calls from the big blind.
Kelly turns over and is racing against Lentini's .
The board comes and Kelly flops a pair of kings to avoid elimination.
Sean Kelly - 300,000 (30 bb)
Giuliano Lentini - 700,000 (70 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:01 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:43 PM Local Time
The remaining 38 players are currently on their second fifteen minute break of the day.
Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:31 PM Local Time
There is about 150,000 in the pot on the turn with the board reading . Vinh Dang moves all in from under the gun for 239,000 and Jason Bolton calls on the button.
Dang shows and is drawing slim with is overpair against Bolton's .The river is the and Bolton wins the pot with a set of sevens, eliminating Dang in 41st place for $3,302.
Jason Bolton - 700,000 (87 bb)
Vinh Dang - Eliminated
Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:31 PM Local Time
Dylan Wilkerson opens to 17,000 from under the gun and gets four callers.
The flop comes , it checks to Wilkerson who bets 35,000. Only Timothy Pirraglia calls from the small blind.
The turn brings the , Pirraglia checks and Wilkerson puts him all in for around 100,000. Pirraglia thinks shortly before calling all in.
Wilkerson turns over and needs to hold against Pirraglia's flush draw.
The river is the , a brick for Pirraglia who exclaims "F***.. good hand" as he is knocked out. Wilkerson is now among the chip leaders.
Dylan Wilkerson - 900,000 (113 bb)
Timothy Pirraglia - Eliminated in 42nd Place ($3,302)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:17 PM Local Time
On a final board reading Vinh Dang checks from the big blind and Nick Pupillo bets 150,000 into a pot of around 220,000.
Dang thinks about it before putting in the calling chips. Pupillo tables and Dang mucks.
Nick Pupillo - 850,000 (106 bb)
Vinh Dang - 310,000 (39 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:12 PM Local Time
Dan Chalifour raises to 22,000 from middle position and Ed Hogan moves all in from the big blind for about 200,000. Chalifour calls.
Chalifour shows and is in great shape against Hogan's .
"Give me a 10 one time," says Hogan.
Hogan gets his wish on a flop of , but the on the turn and the on the river give Chalifour Broadway and eliminates Hogan in 44th place.
Dan Chalifour - 550,000 (68 bb)
Ed Hogan - Eliminated
Sunday, August 26, 2018 4:10 PM Local Time
Ryan Chua moves all in from the button for 110,000 and Carlo Sciannameo snap calls from the big blind. Chua tables but needs to get lucky against Schinnameo's .
The board runs out and Sciannameo's pocket aces hold to eliminate Chua.
Carlo Sciannameo - 725,000 (90 bb)
Ryan Chua - Eliminated
Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:52 PM Local Time
Sam Taylor opens to 14,000 from under the gun, Dylan Wilkerson calls from the hijack as does the button.
The flop comes , it checks to the button who bet 19,000. Taylor calls and Wilkerson gets out of the way.
Both players check the on the turn. The river is the , Taylor checks, and the button bets 39,000. Taylor raises to 115,000 and his opponent calls.
It's a cooler situation as Taylor tables the winning against his opponent's .
Sam Taylor - 350,000 (43 bb)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:48 PM Local Time