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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 02, 2014 to Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Event #11: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,142,450
  • Entries: 1,587
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:35 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 10000/20000
Ante: 3000
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:34 PM Local Time
Hands #25-30

Hand #25: Niel Mittelman opened for 35,000 on the button and saw no resistance.

Hand #26: Daniel Strelitz opened for 35,000 and Justin Bonomo called in the big blind. The flop was     and a check from Bonomo saw Strelitz bet 42,000. Bonomo called and they saw a turn card  . Bonomo now check-called a bet of 114,000 to see a river card  . They both checked and the    full house of Bonomo was good.

Hand #27: Lance Harris got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #28: Bonomo opened for 38,000 and took the blinds and antes.

Hand #29: Strelitz got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #30: Mittelman opened for 35,000 and took it down.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:32 PM Local Time
Hands #21-24

Hand #21: Mike Sowers completed from the small blind and Justin Bonomo raised to 50,000 from the big blind to take it down.

Hand #22: Justin Bonomo called from the small and Lance Harris checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked. The   turn was also checked by both and after the   river, Harris showed    for a pair of eights to win the pot.

Hand #23: Daniel Strelitz took down the blinds with a 36,000 bet.

Hand #24: Justin Bonomo led out for 38,000, Niel Mittelman made it 124,000 and Bonomo made the call. They both checked the     flop, but Bonomo took it down with a 115,000 bet on the   turn.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:22 PM Local Time
Hands #18-20

Hand #18: Niel Mittelman opened and took it down.

Hand #19: Lance Harris opened for 36,000 and Niel Mittelman called in the small blind. The flop was    . Mittleman checked, Harris bet 41,000 and Mittelman called. The turn was the  . There was another check from Mittelman and Harris bet 86,000. Mittelman called and the river was the  . The two players checked and the    of Mittelman was good with his pair.

Hand #20: Mike Sowers got a walk in the big blind.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:19 PM Local Time
Hands #16-17

Hand #16: Daniel Strelitz made it 36,000, Mike Sowers three-bet to 113,000 and Strelitz gave it up.

Hand #17: Justin Bonomo raised to 45,000 in the small blind and Lance Harris defended his big blind. The     flop was checked down. The   turn was checked by Bonomo, but Harris made it 66,000. Bonomo called and then checked the   river only to fold when Harris made it 130,000.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:14 PM Local Time
Hands #13-15

Hand #13: Justin Bonomo opened for 38,000 and Lance Harris called in the small blind to see a flop of    . Harris checked, Bonomo bet 60,000 and Harris called. The   on the turn was checked by both, then the river was the   which was also checked down. Harris showed   , but Bonomo won with   .

Hand #14: Strelitz called in the big blind after an open from Bonomo. The flop was     and a bet of 60,000 from Bonomo took it down.

Hand #15: Mike Sowers got a walk in the big blind.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:11 PM Local Time
Hands #10-12

Hand #10: Just one big blind this hand and Daniel Strelitz made it 40,000 from the button. Mike Sowers bumped it to 115,000 from the big blind and Strelitz called. The flop fell    , Sowers bet 125,000 and took it down.

Hand #11: Niel Mittelman made it 35,000 and Justin Bonomo defended his big blind with a call, but folded after checking and seeing Mittelman make it 40,000 on the     flop.

Hand #12: Strelitz made it 36,000, Lance Harris fired back bumping it to 91,000 from the big blind and Strelitz called. The flop     and after Harris bet 80,000, Strelitz folded.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:07 PM Local Time
Taylor Paur Eliminated in 6th Place ($55,703)

Taylor Paur - 6th Place

Hand #9: Justin Bonomo opened for 38,000, and from the button Niel Mittelman called. Daniel Strelitz raised to 132,000 from the small blind. Taylor Paur then made it 238,000 from the big blind. Bonomo folded as did Mittelman. Strelitz thought about it a while and moved all in and Paur called. Paur was at risk all in for 1,830,000

Strelitz showed    against the    of Paur.

The cards ran out      , that river king giving Strelitz the better pair. With Paur's elimination, they are down to five players.

Taylor Paur0-1,125,000
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 2:03 PM Local Time
Hands #6-8: The Next Three

Hand #6: Justin Bonomo limped the small blind and Lance Harris checked the big blind. The flop was    . Bonomo bet 30,000 and Harris called. They checked the   turn and on the river  , Bonomo checked and a bet of 65,000 from Harris took it down.

Hand #7: Daniel Strelitz opened for 35,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #8: Mike Sowers opened for 40,000 and Harris and Strelitz called. The flop came    . Sowers bet 75,000 and Bonomo called to see the turn  . Sowers checked and Bonomo bet 175,000, which got a fold.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:56 PM Local Time
Hands #1-5: The Final Table Begins

Hand #1: Daniel Strelitz opened it up for 36,000 and took the blinds down.

Hand #2: Justin Bonomo raised it up top 38,000, Daniel Strelitz called in the big blind and they went heads-up to a     flop. They both checked to the  turn where Strelitz made it 44,000. Bonomo called and the   river was turned over. Strelitz bet 78,000, Bonomo folded, and the pot was pushed to Seat 1.

Hand #3: Niel Mittelman made it 35,000 on the button, Daniel Strelitz upped it to 96,000 from the small blind, and Mittelman released.

Hand #4: Justin Bonomo opened to 38,000 and took down the blinds.

Hand #5: Mike Sowers made it 40,000 from the small blind, Justin Bonomo called in the big, and they went heads-up to the     flop. Sowers led out for 50,000 and Bonomo flatted, but when Sowers fired 110,000 at the   turn, he let it go.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:39 PM Local Time
Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Daniel Strelitz1,127,000
2Taylor Paur1,125,000
3Mike Sowers1,882,000
4Justin Bonomo1,442,000
5Lance Harris718,000
6Niel Mittelman949,000
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:29 PM Local Time
Quick Break

There is a short break while the final table is being set.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:22 PM Local Time
Sebastian Pauli Eliminated in 7th Place ($39,635)

Sebastian Pauli - 7th place

After Daniel Strelitz opened and Justin Bonomo flatted, Sebastian Pauli decided it was time to go all in. Strelitz re-shoved and after Bonomo folded, Pauli showed    while Strelitz turned over   .

Strelitz would make a set for good measure on the       board to eliminate Pauli.

And now we are down to the six-handed final table and moving onto the main stage in the Amazon Room. Play will resume at 1:30 p.m. PST.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:19 PM Local Time
Viet Vo Eliminated in 8th Place ($39,635)

Viet Vo - 8th place

Niel Mittelman opened for 35,000 and Viet Vo moved all in.

Mittelman called and showed    and was racing against the pair    of Mittelman.

The cards came down      . Mittelman flopped a set to leave Vo drawing super thin, and no miracle appeared to send another player crashing out in the early stages.

Viet Vo0-322,000
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:15 PM Local Time
Todd Anderson Eliminated in 9th Place ($29,351)

Todd Anderson - 9th place

We have another quick bust out to report from the early going.

Mike Sowers opened on the button and big blind. Todd Anderson moved all in. "How much," Sowers asked and when he heard it was 198,000, he quickly called.

Anderson tabled    and was slightly behind the    of Sowers.

The cards fell      . Sowers spiked his ace and sent Anderson to the rail; they are quickly down to eight.

Todd Anderson0-222,000
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:08 PM Local Time
Frank Debus Eliminated in 10th Place ($29,351)

Frank Debus - 10th place

In just the first hand of play, Frank Debus decided to ship it in over a Mike Sowers opening raise to 32,000. Sowers made the call with    and found he was up against Debus'   .

The board ran out       and just like that, we are down to nine.

Mike Sowers1,700,000287,000
Frank Debus0-279,000
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 1:01 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 2000
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:35 AM Local Time
Six-Max Set to Crown New Champ

Mike Sowers - Bracelet Hunting

There are just 10 players left from a starting field of 1,587 in Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em - smashing the 1,069 who entered this event last year - and today, they are ready to play down to a winner.

Mike Sowers is the chip leader to start today's final day with 1,413,000. Sowers cashed four times at the 2013 WSOP including a ninth-place finish in the $5k six-max event. He also finished sixth in the $10k six-max event in 2011, so it would be fair to say he has form in this event. He'll be desperate to get his hands on his first bracelet.

Justin Bonomo is second in the counts with 1,294,000. Bonomo has $7,513,864 in live tournament winnings including an impressive 25 cashes at WSOP events. Bonomo is also chasing his first bracelet - having finished runner-up three different times - including just last week in the Event #5: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball Championship.

Behind those two is Taylor Paur who is third in chips with 1,120,000. Paur does have a bracelet to his name, taking down the 2013 $1,000 Event #18 No-Limit Hold'em event, winning $340,260.

Another player to look out for is Heartland Poker Tour founder Todd Anderson, who is currently involved with Nolan Dalla on the TV show Poker Night in America. Anderson returns as the short stack with 222,000.

Germany has emerged as a growing force in world poker over the last few years and the final 10 in this event sees two of them. Sebastian Pauli and Frank Debus are trying to best the other eight U.S. players.

The next player to be eliminated is guaranteed $29,351. The winner will take home $449,980, along with the all-important WSOP gold bracelet.

Play resumes at level 22 with the blinds at 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.

Join the PokerNews Live Reporting team from 1 p.m. PDT as we bring you all the action, including hand-for-hand coverage when the final table of six is reached, so you won't miss a thing.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:30 AM Local Time
Table Draw and Chip Counts
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4501Taylor Paur1,120,000
4502Mike Sowers1,413,000
4504Frank Debus279,000
4505Niel Mittelman671,000
4506Todd Anderson222,000
4461Justin Bonomo1,294,000
4462Sebastian Pauli523,000
4463Lance Harris826,000
4464Viet Vo322,000
4465Daniel Strelitz528,000