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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - FOXWOODS (Connecticut)

Friday, August 24, 2018 to Monday, August 27, 2018

Event #10: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $786,285
  • Entries: 519
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:43 PM Local Time

A player in late position moves all in for 55,000 and Ryan Chua asks if he has him covered from the big blind. The answer is yes, Chua does indeed have his opponent covered, but not by much. 

Chua calls with    and needs to improve against his opponents   

The board comes       and Chua spikes a king on the turn to score the elimination. 

Ryan Chua - 125,000 (21 bb) 

Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:41 PM Local Time

There is about 150,000 in the middle on the river with a completed board of      . The player in the big blind checks and Dan Chalifour moves all in from the cutoff, for the big blind's remaining 65,000.

The big blind goes into the tank for several minutes before eventually calling. Chalifour tables   , exposing his full house and the big blind mucks his hand. Chalifour drags the pot and bursts the bubble.

Hand-for-hand is over and normal play resumes with everybody in the money and secured a cash of at least $2,987.

Dan Chalifour - 345,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:40 PM Local Time

Andrew Torrico moves all in on the button for 45,000 and Daniel Smith calls out of the big blind. It's a race with Torrico's    up against Smith's   .

The flop is    , however, and Smith is left drawing to runners after Torrico flops middle set. The turn is the   and the river is the  . Torrico doubles up and Smith is left very short as bubble play continues.

Andrew Torrico - 102,000
Daniel Smith - 22,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:30 PM Local Time

Vinh Dang opens to 20,000 from under the gun and Adrian Scarpa moves all in for 70,000 from late position. It folds back around to Dang who puts in the calling chips. 

Scarpa turns over    and is out in front against Dang's   

The flop comes     and Scarpa flops a set to extend his lead. The turn brings the  , giving Dang an open-ended straight draw. 

The river is the  , a brick for Dang and Scarpa avoids being the bubble boy. Scarpa jokingly apologizes to the room for extending hand-for-hand play.

Adrian Scarpa - 150,000
Vinh Dang - 440,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:23 PM Local Time
There have been eleven consecutive hands without an all in and a call. 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:50 PM Local Time
There are 55 players remaining in the field and they will play hand-for-hand until one more player is eliminated, at which point the final 54 players will be in the money guaranteed a cash of at least $2,987
Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:49 PM Local Time

Bhavin Patel moves all in from late position for around 100,000 and Nick Pupillo calls from the blind. Pupillo is out in front with    against Patel's   

The flop comes     and both players flop a set. The turn is the  , and Patel gets a flush draw. 

The river is the   making a straight on the board for them to chop it up. 

Pupillo goes "When he turns a flush draw, I'll take a chop"

Nick Pupillo - 375,000
Bhavin Patel - 110,00

Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:47 PM Local Time

Gordon Wilcox raises from the cutoff and Vinh Dang three-bets to about 40,000 on the button. Wilcox moves all in for 146,000 and Dang calls.

Wilcox shows    and is in trouble against Dang's   .

The board runs out       and Wilcox rivers Broadway to double up just before hand-for-hand play.

Gordon Wilcox - 310,000
Vinh Dang - 550,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:40 PM Local Time

Dylan Wilkerson moves all in for 82,000 effectively and Darren Martin calls all in. 

Wilkerson apprears to be in great shape with    against Martin's   .

The board comes       and Martin hits runner-runner to make a straight to avoid elimination. 

Darren Martin - 180,000
Dylan Wilkerson - 260,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:34 PM Local Time

James Magner raises to 12,000 from early position and Guangyu Zhou calls from the cutoff, all in for 10,000. Kurt Lichtman moves all in on the button for 88,000 and Ed Hogan moves all in out of the big blind for 168,000.

"You realize this is the first hand I've played today?" jokes Magner before folding.

Zhou shows   , Lichtman shows    and Hogan is in the lead with   .

The board runs out      . Lichtman misses the nut flush draw and Zhou couldn't go runners for two pair or trips. Hogan wins the pot with a pair of 10s, while eliminating two players. The field is left with 58 players and in a few more eliminations, the field will be on the bubble and hand-for-hand play will begin.

Ed Hogan - 290,000
Kurt Lichtman - Eliminated
Guangyu Zhou - Eliminated

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Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:33 PM Local Time

Mark Pisane opens to 15,000 from under the gun, the cutoff calls, and Mark Perry moves all in from the button for 114,000. Pisane reshoves and the cutoff folds pocket tens face up. 

Perry turns over    and is in great shape against Pisane's   

The board runs out       and Perry's ace high holds to avoid elimination. 

Mark Perry - 260,000
Randy Pisane - 500,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:27 PM Local Time

The cutoff moves all in for around 100,000 and Jason Bolton calls from the big blind. 

Bolton turns over    and is flipping against his opponent's   

The board comes       and Bolton winds up with a full house to eliminate his opponent close to the money bubble. 

Jason Bolton - 320,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:17 PM Local Time
Level: 18
Blinds: 3,000/6,000
Ante: 1,000
Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:06 PM Local Time
Players are currently on their first fifteen minute break of the day.
Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:05 PM Local Time

Max Hoffman is in a three-way preflop all in with    against his opponent's    and   .

The flop is     and Hoffman is left with two outs after his opponent spikes an ace. The turn is the  , giving Hoffman a straight draw as well, but he drills the   on the river to eliminate two players and win a nice pot and move to the top of the chip counts. 

"You're six-for-six in all ins," says Vinny Pahuja after the hand. "It's amazing."

Max Hoffman - 615,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:55 PM Local Time

On a final board reading       Justin Carey moves all in for 152,000 into a pot of around 250,000 from middle position. Action is on Steve Saranteas from under the gun. He thinks about it before deciding to put in the calling chips. 

Carey turns over    for two-pair and Saranteas mucks. Carey rakes in the massive pot and takes the chip lead. 

Justin Carey - 650,000 
Steve Saranteas - 350,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:39 PM Local Time

Adam Hendrix raises from middle position and David Larson three-bets to 32,000 from the hijack. Jason Bolton moves all in out of the small blind for 105,000 and Hendrix moves all in for 145,000. Larson thinks for about two minutes before letting his hand go.

Bolton shows    and is in trouble against Hendrix's   .

The board runs out       and Bolton hits runners to make a jack-high straight and double through Hendrix.

Jason Bolton - 252,000
Adam Hendrix - 30,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:23 PM Local Time

Matthew Wantman is all in for around 80,000 from early position and called by Giuliano Lentini on the button. 

It's a coin flip as Wantman tables    against Lentini's   

The board comes       and Lentini's pocket tens hold to eliminate Wantman. 

Giulano Lentini - 470,000
Matthew Wantman - Eliminated

Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:11 PM Local Time

A player moves all in for 65,000 from under the gun. It folds around to Andrew Kaplan who reshoves from the button. The rest of the table folds. 

Kaplan turns over    and is in great shape against his opponent's   

The board comes       and Kaplan's king kicker holds to eliminate his opponent. 

Andrew Kaplan - 175,000

Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:10 PM Local Time
Level: 17
Blinds: 2,500/5,000
Ante: 500
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