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Thursday, September 20, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018

Event #9: $2,200 High Roller

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  • Buy-in: $2,200
  • Prizepool: $138,000
  • Entries: 69
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:11 PM Local Time

On a board of     , the player in the small blind checks, as does Jake Schwartz in the hijack. Leandro Faraminan is in the cutoff and bets 2,000. The small blind check-raises to 7,000 and Schwartz thinks about it before deciding to fold. Faraminan calls. 

The river is the   and the small blind checks. Faraminan has a confused look on his face but then bets 8,000. The small blind check-raises all in for 52,625 and Faraminan goes into the tank. He takes his headphones off and thinks before tossing in a single chip to call. His opponent tables    for a flush and gets up to leave his seat before Faraminan tables    for a full house tens full of jacks. 

Leandro Faraminan - 150,000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:56 PM Local Time
Level: 7
Blinds: 300/600
Ante: 75
Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:45 PM Local Time

John DePersio

John DePersio moves all in for about 7,000 in early position and action folds to Ian O'Hara on the button who decides to call. 

DePersio is at risk and well behind with   , up against O'Hara's   . "I'm drawing dead" laughs DePersio. The flop comes     though and DePersio picks up a straight draw. "I have a chance!" smiles DePersio. Unfortunately for him, the turn is the   and the river is the   to send DePersio to the rail and the pot to O'Hara.

Ian O'Hara - 60,000
John DePersio - Eliminated

Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:26 PM Local Time

Ofer Peleg limps in from under the gun and Gregory Spinder raises to 2,500 from middle position. Action folds to Peter Vitantonio in the small blind and he three-bet shoves all in. Peleg folds and Spinder calls. 

Spinder tables   , at risk and flipping against Vitantonio's   

The flop comes     and Spinder takes the lead with a pair of aces. The turn is the   but the river is the   to give Vitantonio a set of jacks. Spinder slams his fist on the table before packing up the giant piece of cake he was eating and heading to the rail. 

Peter Vitantonio - 55,000
Gregory Spinder - Eliminated

Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:11 PM Local Time
Level: 6
Blinds: 250/500
Ante: 50
Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:33 PM Local Time
The players in the High Roller are now on a 30-minute dinner break, returning at 8:00PM.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:31 PM Local Time

Walid Maddah limps from under the gun as does Stephen Diamantas from early position, Raymond Nestlehutt from the cutoff, Paul Domb from the small blind and Richard Leger checks his option from the big blind. 

The flop comes     and action checks to Maddah who bets 1,500. All players in the hand call. 

The turn is the   and all five players check to the   on the river. Action checks to Maddah and he bets 2,500. Diamantas folds and Nestlehutt raises to 6,500. Both Domb and Leger fold and Maddah thinks for about a minute before deciding to call. Nestlehutt tables    for Broadway and Maddah mucks his cards. 

Raymond Nestlehutt - 45,000
Walid Maddah - 38,000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:07 PM Local Time

Players in the High Roller will be taking an earlier break at the end of Level 5 instead of the end of Level 6, in order to attend the Players' party. 

Dinner will last 30 minutes beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:06 PM Local Time

Paul Domb limps in from under the gun and the player on the button raises to 1,200. Raymond Nestlehutt calls from the small blind as does Hassan Tahsildar in the big blind and Domb from under the gun. 

The flop comes     and action checks to the button who bets 2,500. Nestlehutt folds and Tahsildar quickly check-raises to 5,400. Domb folds and the button thinks for a moment before deciding to call.

The turn is the   and Tahsildar bets 5,700. His opponent folds and says, "Nice bet brother" as Tahsildar rakes in the pot. "I knew you had ace-king" says Tahsildar. 

Hassan Tahsildar - 105,000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:53 PM Local Time
Level: 5
Blinds: 200/400
Ante: 50
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:46 PM Local Time

Brian Punch is in late position and faces a bet of 4,000 from the player in the small blind. After some though, Punch moves all in for about 33,000, putting his opponent to the test for about 30,000. The small blind doesn't think for too long and shoves his chips in the middle, emphatically tabling   . Unfortunately for him, Punch tables   .

The board runs out       and Punch holds to send his opponent to the rail. 

Brian Punch - 65,000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:33 PM Local Time

Ory Hen

Ory Hen checks from under the gun, as does Yaish Alon from late position. Gregory Spinder is on the button and bets 2,500. Hen check-raises to 7,000 and Alon folds. Spinder wastes no time and calls. 

The turn is the   and Hen quickly checks, as does Spinder. The river is the   and Hen bets 6,700. Spinder goes into the tank and eventually calls. Hen tables    for trip tens and Spinder flashes    for two pair before sending the chips to Hen. 

Ory Hen - 100,000
Gregory Spinder - 21,000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:13 PM Local Time
Level: 4
Blinds: 150/300
Ante: 25
Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:06 PM Local Time
The High Rollers will be back in 10 minutes after their first break of the day.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:00 PM Local Time

On a board reading     Yaish Alon checks from the small blind. Gregory Spinder is in late position and bets 1,100. Alon calls. 

The turn is the   and Alon check-calls a bet of 1,700 this time. The river is the   and Alon checks yet again. Spinder wastes no time and fires out a bet of 2,800. Alon tosses in a single chip to call and Spinder tables    for a pair of threes. Alon looks at the board for a few seconds and eventually tables    for aces up to rake in the pot. 

Yaish Alon - 36,000
Gregory Spinder - 32,000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:40 PM Local Time

Todd Mercer

With about 2,000 in the pot on a board reading    , Jerry Wong checks from middle position. Richard Rice is in the cutoff and bets 600. Todd Mercer is on the button and calls while Wong folds. 

The turn is the   and Rice bets 1,025 this time. Mercer tosses in a single chip to call as the dealer outs out the   on the river. Rice bets 2,025 and Mercer clicks it back to 4,100. Rice calls. 

Mercer tables    for a straight and Rice mucks his hand. 

Todd Mercer - 29,500
Richard Rice - 15,000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:27 PM Local Time
Level: 3
Blinds: 100/200
Ante: 25
Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:17 PM Local Time

On a board reading      , Corey Bierria is seen packing up his things as he has been eliminated from the High Roller. 

Hassan Tahsildar is raking in the pot with    for two pair, and the dealer mucks Bierria's    for a busted flush draw with a pair of jacks on the end. 

Registration is still open, giving Bierria another shot at winning a second Circuit ring. 

Hassan Tahsildar - 54,000
Corey Bierria - Eliminated

Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:56 PM Local Time

Chad Eveslage

On a board reading    , Chad Eveslage leads out from the small blind and Richard Rice moves all in on the button. Eveslage calls. 

Rice is at risk and well behind with   , up against Eveslage's   . The turn is the   and the river is the   to send Rice to the rail early in the High Roller. "Ah well. One more bullet" says Rice. 

Chad Eveslage - 65,000
Richard Rice - Eliminated

Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:46 PM Local Time
Level: 2
Blinds: 100/100
Ante: 25