Monday, April 22, 2019 9:36 PM Local Time
Jonas Wexler said he never had a moment when he felt like he could win the Harrah's Cherokee Main Event. Not when he won a four-way all in with kings late on Day 2. Not when he won a three-way all in to avoid coming in eighth place. Not when he came into heads up play. It was never a sure thing for Wexler.
"I never think I'm gonna win," Wexler said laughing with a smile... READ MORE
Monday, April 22, 2019 8:14 PM Local Time
Phil Hernz moves all in on the button for around 5,000,000 and in the big blind Jonas Wexler calls quickly after looking at his cards.
The flop is and Wexler flops a set to take the big lead. The comes on the turn and that seals it for Wexler as Hernz is left drawing dead. The river is the and with that, the tournament is over. Jonas Wexler wins the Harrah's Cherokee Main Event for $300,536.
Phil Hernz takes home $185,628 for his second place finish.
A full recap of the day's action will be available later in the day.
Monday, April 22, 2019 7:52 PM Local Time
Jonas Wexler took several pots in a row with no showdowns, whittling down Herns to just about 4,000,000 before the hand. In this hand, Phil Hernz limps in on the button. Jonas Wexler moves all in with the covering stack from the big blind and Hernz quickly calls.
The board runs out and Wexler is left drawing dead on the turn so Hernz earns a double.
Phil Hernz - 9,000,000 (38 bb)
Jonas Wexler - 23,000,000 (96 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 7:38 PM Local Time
Jonas Wexler opens to 600,000 from the small blind. Phil Hernz, in the big blind, three-bets to 1,500,000. Wexler adds the remainder to call.
The flop is . Hernz bets 1,500,000. Wexler calls.
The turn is the . Hernz continues with a bet of 4,500,000. Wexler calls once more.
The fills up the river. This time, Hernz checks. Wexler moves all in and Hernz, with about 9,500,000 behind, proceeds to give it up.
"Tables have turned," comments Hernz.
Jonas Wexler - 23,110,000 (97 bb)
Phil Herz - 9,500,000 (39 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 7:26 PM Local Time
Monday, April 22, 2019 7:25 PM Local Time
Phil Hernz opens to 400,000 on the button and in the big blind, Jonas Wexler raises to 1,400,000. Hernz thinks about it for a bit then calls to see a flop.
The flop is and Wexler continues with a bet of 1,800,000. Hernz thinks about it for a second, asks fora count of Wexler's chips, then moves all in with the coving stack for about 6,000,000 effective. Wexler instantly calls.
Hernz picks up a slew of outs when the turn is the meaning he can now with the pot with any king, ten, or diamond, but the river is the and with that, Wexler earns a full double and moves into the chip lead.
Jonas Wexler - 16,800,000 (84 bb)
Phil Hernz - 15,300,000 (77 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 7:16 PM Local Time
Phil Hernz opens to 550,000 from the small blind. Jonas Wexler, in the big blind,c alls.
The flop comes . Wexler checks. Hernz bets 500,000. Wexler check-calls.
The turn brings the . Wexler checks again. Hernz fires another bet of 1,300,000. Wexler folds.
Phil Hernz - 22,000,000 (110 bb)
Jonas Wexler - 10,610,000 (53 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 7:03 PM Local Time
Players have returned from dinner and will continue in level 33 with blinds at 100,000/200,000 and an ante of 30,000 for another 16 minutes.
Monday, April 22, 2019 6:21 PM Local Time
The remaining two players are now gone on a 45-minute dinner break.
Here are their chip counts:
Phil Hernz - 22,255,000 (111 bb)
Jonas Wexler - 10,355,000 (52 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 6:20 PM Local Time
Jonas Wexler opens on the button with a raise to 500,000. Spencer Champlin is in the small blind and he moves all in over the top for right around 4,000,000. Action folds back to Wexler who snap calls.
Jonas Wexler -
The board runs out and Wexler's kings hold up to send Champlin to the rail as the third place finisher. For his run, Champlin will take home $137,936.
Jonas Wexler - 10,355,000 (52 bb)
Spencer Champlin - Eliminated
Monday, April 22, 2019 6:15 PM Local Time
Spencer Champlin opens to 450,000 on the button. Phil Hernz, in the small blind, calls.
The dealer spreads a flop that is checked around to the turn. Hernz fires 600,000. Champlin calls.
The fills up the river. Hernz fires another bet of 1,025,000. Champlin goes deep into the tank, and proceed to call.
Hernz reveals and Champlin sends his hand to the muck.
Phil Hernz - 21,800,000 (109 bb)
Spencer Champlin - 4,200,000 (21 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:58 PM Local Time
Spencer Champlin limps in from the small blind for 200,000 and Phil Hernz checks his option in the big blind.
The flop is and Champlin bets out 200,000 and Hernz calls.
The turn is the and Champlin slows down and checks. Hernz now decides to lead out, betting 450,000. Champlin calls.
On the river, Champlin checks again and this time Hernz fires a bet of 1,400,000. Champlin gets a count of the bet then calls. Herns turns up his [Jf,Ts] and Champlin mucks, so Hernz takes another pot.
Phil Hernz - 21,000,000 (105 bb)
Spencer Champlin - 4,000,000 (20 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:50 PM Local Time
Spencer Champlin limps from the small blind. Phil Hernz, in the big blind, checks.
The flop comes . Champlin bets 200,000. Hernz calls.
The dealer burns and turns the . Champlin bets 550,000. Hernz raises to 1,900,000. Champlin sticks around with a call.
The river completes the board. Champlin checks. Hernz moves all in for about 13,300,000. Champlin takes a few minutes of reflection, and proceeds to let it go.
Phil Hernz - 17,800,000 (89 bb)
Spencer Champlin - 5,600,000 (28 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:44 PM Local Time
Steven Grybas moves all in on the button for 3,690,000 and in the small blind, Phil Hernz calls. Jonas Wexler folds the big so it's on to a show down.
The board ran out which had some nice sweats for Grybas, but by the river he's left with just sixes and they're no good. For his fourth place finish, Grybas takes home $103,749.
Phil Hernz - 16,000,000 (80 bb)
Steven Grybas - Eliminated
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:41 PM Local Time
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:40 PM Local Time
Action folds to the blind where Phil Hernz raises to 450,000. Jonas Wexler calls in the big blind.
The flop is and both players check to see the turn. Both players check again.
The river is the and both players check for a third time. Hernz shows his for the nut no pair. Wexler shows his for the second nut no pair so with that, Hernz earns the pot.
"Should've got it in pre," Hernz jokes after the hand.
Phil Hernz - 12,000,000 (75 bb)
Jonas Wexler - 7,200,000 (45 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:25 PM Local Time
Jonas Wexler raised to 375,000 on the cutoff. Amy Patel, on the button, responds by moving all in for about 1,800,000. Action folds back to Wexler who snap-calls.
The board runs and Wexler rakes in the pot, eliminating Patel in 5th place for a nice $78,997 payday.
Jonas Wexler - 8,800,000 (55 bb)
Amy Patel - Eliminated
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:18 PM Local Time
Jonas Wexler opens on the button with a raise to 350,000 and action folds to the big blind where Spencer Champlin calls.
The flop is and both players check to see the . Champlin checks again and Wexler puts out a bet of 220,000. Champlin calls.
On the river, Champlin checks a third time. Wexler makes it 500,000. Champlin calls quickly. Wexler shows his but it's no good as Champlin is holding for a full house which earns him the pot.
Spencer Champlin - 8,300,000 (52 bb)
Jonas Wexler - 6,800,000 (43 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 5:04 PM Local Time
Phil Hernz opens to 400,000 from the hijack. Amy Patel, on the button, calls, along with Spencer Champlin in the small blind.
The dealer spreads a flop of that is checked through to the turn. Champlin and Hernz check. Patel bets 500,000. Hernz calls. Champlin forlds.
The river completes the board. Hernz checks again. Patel fires 900,000. Hernz check-calls again. Amy Patel shows for ace-high and Hernz reveals to win the pot with a better kicker.
Phil Hernz - 11,500,000 (72 bb)
Amy Patel - 3,300,000 (21 bb)
Monday, April 22, 2019 4:58 PM Local Time
Jonas Wexler opens to 365,000 on the button and action folds to the big blind where Andrew McIlvain moves all in for right around two million. Action folds back to Wexler who snap calls.
Jonas Wexler -
Andrew McIlvain -
The board comes and McIlvain is left drawing dead on the turn to be sent to the rail in 6th place. For his run, he'll take home $60,866.
Jonas Wexler - 7,900,000 (49 bb)
Andrew McIlvain - Eliminated