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

Sunday, June 22, 2014 to Thursday, June 26, 2014

Event #46: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $4,896,000
  • Entries: 102
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:50 PM Local Time
Shack-Harris Scoops

Omaha 8

Action folded to Abe Mosseri in the small blind and he raised, which prompted Brandon Shack-Harris to called from the big. The     flop saw Mosseri bet, Shack-Harris raise, and Mosseri call to see the   turn. Mosseri check-called a bet of 160,000 and then did the same on the   river.

Shack-Harris rolled over the      for a full house and the nut low, which was good enough to scoop the pot.

Brandon Shack-Harris6,500,000300,000
Abe Mosseri850,000-600,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:46 PM Local Time
Chun Lei "samrostan" Zhou Eliminated in 5th Place ($286,122)

Chun Lei Zhou is eliminated in 5th place

Omaha 8

Brandon Shack-Harris limped under the gun (he would later admit that he thought he was putting out the big blind), and that inspired three other players to do the same. The     flop saw three players checked to John Hennigan, and he bet 80,000 from the button. Abe Mosseri called from the small blind, and then Chun Lei "samorstan" Zhou check-raised to 160,000. Shack-Harris folded, the other two players called, and three players watched the dealer burn and turn the  .

Mosseri checked, Zhou bet all in for his last 160,000, and both Hennigan and Mosseri called. The two active players then checked the   river.

Zhou:     .

Zhou's two pair was no good as Mosseri had a flush for the high and Hennigan an 8-7-4-2-A low. The last of Zhou's chips were chopped up and he was dispatched in fifth place for $286,122.

Chun Lei Zhou0-500,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:42 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Hennigan

Omaha 8

Jesse Martin raised the button and John Hennigan defended from the big blind, which led to a     flop. Hennigan check-called a bet and then both players checked the   turn. When the   completed the board on the river, Hennigan led out for 160,000 and Martin made a reluctant call.

Hennigan rolled over the      for two pair, and it was good.

Jesse Martin4,300,000-350,000
John Hennigan2,740,000340,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:37 PM Local Time
Frank Kassela Eliminated in 6th Place ($212,829)

Frank Kassela - 6th Place


Frank Kassela was all in on third street against John Hennigan, and the boards were dealt out as such:

Kassela:    /     
Hennigan:    /     

Kassela had the lead with a pair of fours going into seventh street, but Hennigan turned over the   for a superior pair of tens. Kassela turned over a big red brick - the   - and he was eliminated in sixth place.

The 2010 WSOP Player of the Year earns $212,829.

John Hennigan2,400,000200,000
Frank Kassela0-100,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:32 PM Local Time
Kassela Crippled


Frank Kassela:    /      /  
Brandon Shack-Harris:    /      /  

Abe Mosseri brought it in with the  , Shack-Harris completed, and Kassela raised. Only Shack-Harris called.

Kassela led out on fourth, fifth, and sixth street, and Shack-Harris called him down until sixth, when he raised. Kassela tank-called. Kassela checked in the dark on seventh, Shack-Harris bet, and Kassela sweat his card before calling.

Shack-Harris showed     for a flush, and Kassela showed a   for trip kings.

Kassela was left with just 25,000, and doubled on the next stud hand against Jesse Martin when the boards came out like this:

Kassela:    /      /  
Jesse Martin:    /      /  

Kassela is still in the danger zone, despite the double.

Brandon Shack-Harris6,635,0001,235,000
Frank Kassela100,000-920,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:25 PM Local Time
Another for Martin


Brandon Shack-Harris completed with the   and then called when Jesse Martin raised with the  . Both players checked fourth and then Shack-Harris check-called a bet on fifth. He then led out on sixth, Martin called, and Shack-Harris bet one more time on seventh. Martin raised to 320,000 and Shack-Harris released his hand.

Shack-Harris:    /      /  
Martin:    /      /  

Brandon Shack-Harris5,400,000-700,000
Jesse Martin4,650,000650,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:21 PM Local Time
Zhou Short Again


Chun Lei Zhou brought it in with the   and called when Jesse Martin completed with the  . Both players then checked fourth, and then Martin led out for 160,000 on fifth. Zhou raised to 320,000, Martin called, and then Zhou check-called a bet of 160,000 on sixth. Zhou checked again on seventh and then folded when Martin bet 160,000.

Zhou:    /      /  
Martin:    /      /  

Jesse Martin4,000,0001,000,000
Chun Lei Zhou500,000-640,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:20 PM Local Time
Don't Miss Multi-Table Madness On

Over the next two weeks, is giving players in Nevada the chance to turn small tournament buy-ins into large cash prizes with the Mini Fest tournament series. With 16 events offering $40,000 in guaranteed prize money, you don't want to miss a second of the action when the cards go in the air at 5:30 p.m. each day from June 22 though July 7.

Today's tournament is Omaha 8 or Better - Re-Entry with a $750 guarantee. The tournament kicks off in a few minutes, so don't miss out!

Here's a full look at the Mini Fest schedule:

1June 225:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Rebuy & Add On$16.50$2,500
2June 235:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Rebuy & Add On$11$1,500
3June 245:30 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha - Rebuy & Add On$11$1,000
4June 255:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Freezeout$22$1,200
5June 265:30 p.m.Omaha 8 or Better - Re-Entry$33$750
6June 275:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Rebuy & Add On$5.50$1,500
7June 285:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Freezeout$55$5,000
8June 295:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Freezeout$109$7,500
9June 305:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Rebuy & Add On$5.50$1,500
10July 15:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Freezeout$22$1,200
11July 25:30 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha - Rebuy & Add On$5.50$600
12July 35:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Knockout$7.70 + $7$750
13July 45:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Six Max - Rebuy & Add On$11$2,000
14July 55:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Rebuy & Add On$55$4,500
15July 65:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Rebuy & Add On$27.50$5,500
16July 75:30 p.m.No-Limit Hold 'Em - Six Max - Re-Entry$33$3,000

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:12 PM Local Time
Zhou Wins a Flip to Double

Chun Lei Zhou

No-Limit Hold'em

Frank Kassela raised to 90,000 in the hijack seat, Chun Le Zhou moved all in for 520,000 out of the small blind, and Kassela called.


Kassela was a slight mathematical favorite with his wired pair of nines, but the     flop gave Zhou a pair of tens. The man from Macau doubled through as turn and river came  ,   respectively, and he now has 1.14 million chips.

The 2010 WSOP Player of the Year dropped down to 1.02 million.

Chun Lei Zhou1,140,000535,000
Frank Kassela1,020,000-430,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 5:06 PM Local Time
Back-to-Back No-Limit Hold'em Hands for Martin

No-Limit Hold'em

Abe Mosseri opened for 70,000 from the hijack and was met by a three-bet to 250,000 from Brandon Shack-Harris on the button. Jesse Martin took his time before announcing that he was all in from the small blind for approximately 2.25 million. Mosseri snap-mucked and Shack-Harris thought for a minute or so before doing the same.

In the very next hand, Martin raised to 110,000 from the button and John Hennigan defended his big blind, which brought about a flop of    . Both players checked, the dealer burned and turned the  , and Hennigan bet 125,000. Martin called and watched Hennigan bet 225,000 on the   river. Martin thought for a bit before making the call with the    for a pair of tens, and it was good as Hennigan mucked his cards.

Brandon Shack-Harris6,100,000-250,000
Jesse Martin3,000,000650,000
John Hennigan2,700,000-925,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:59 PM Local Time
Zhou Chips Up a Little

2-7 Triple Draw

John Hennigan raised on the button, Chun Lei Zhou made it three bets out of the big blind, and Hennigan called.

PlayerDraw OneDraw TwoDraw Three

Zhou led out after every draw, going all in for 90,000 after the third, and Hennigan called, called, and folded.

"I thought I got there," Hennigan said looking at his hand a final time before mucking what appeared to be a pair.

The very next hand, Zhou raised out of the small blind and Brandon Shack-Harris called.

PlayerDraw OneDraw TwoDraw Three

Zhou led out after the second draw, Shack-Harris raised, and Zhou called. Zhou checked in the dark after the second draw, Shack-Harris bet, and Zhou called.

When Zhou patted on the final draw, Shack-Harris nearly broke his hand before deciding to pat behind. Both players checked, and Shack-Harris fanned a nine-perfect;      . Zhou mucked.

Brandon Shack-Harris5,760,000465,000
John Hennigan3,625,000-115,000
Chun Lei Zhou605,000145,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:51 PM Local Time
Zhou Gives Up on Big 2-7 Triple Draw Pot

2-7 Triple Draw

Abe Mosseri raised to 160,000 from under the gun and Chun Lei Zhou called him from the hijack. Jesse Martin then three-bet to 240,000 from the button, the blinds folded, and Mosseri made it four bets to 320,000. Both Zhou and Martin called and the players drew 1-2-1 respectively.

Mosseri bet 80,000, Zhou called, and Martin bumped it to 160,000. The other two players called and then Mosseri drew one and Zhou two. Martin stood pat. Mosseri and Zhou then check-called another 160,000 and the former drew one while the latter stood pat. Martin refused to break.

Mosseri checked, as did Zhou, and Martin bet 160,000 one last time. Mosseri quickly folded and Zhou, who had most of his chips in the pot, thought long and hard before releasing his hand.

Jesse Martin2,350,000750,000
Abe Mosseri1,450,000-695,000
Chun Lei Zhou460,000-665,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:43 PM Local Time
Eight-Perfect for Johnny "World"

John Hennigan

2-7 Triple Draw

John Hennigan raised in the cutoff, Chun Lei Zhou made it three bets on the button, and the action folded back to Hennigan, who called.

PlayerDraw OneDraw TwoDraw Three

Hennigan check-called a bet after the first draw, then led out after the second. Zhou called.

Zhou called another bet after the final draw, then mucked when Hennigan fanned an eight-perfect;      .

John Hennigan3,740,000900,000
Chun Lei Zhou1,125,000-975,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:36 PM Local Time
Dead Man's Hand for Zhou

Stud 8

Brandon Shack-Harris brought it in with the   and three players just called. John Hennigan then checked when he paired sixes on fourth, and two more checks saw Frank Kassela bet. Hennigan called, as did Chun Lei Zhou, and Shack-Harris got out of the way. Hennigan then checked fifth, Zhou bet 160,000, and only Kassela called. That action repeated itself on sixth before both players checked seventh.

Kassela:      /    
Hennigan:    /    fold
Zhou:      /    
Shack-Harris:    /   fold

Kassela flashed a pair of kings, but it was no good as Zhou had aces and eights.

Chun Lei Zhou2,100,000540,000
Frank Kassela1,450,000-450,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:28 PM Local Time
You Win Some, You Lose Some

Chun Lei Zhou

Limit Hold'em

Chun Lei Zhou raised in the cutoff, Brandon Shack-Harris made it three bets on the button, and Zhou called. The flop fell    , and Zhou check-folded to a bet.

A few hands later, Zhou made it two bets from under the gun. Frank Kassela reraised on the button, Zhou called, and the flop was    . Zhou check-called a bet, both players checked on the turn ( ), and Zhou led out on the river ( ).

Zhou showed    for effectively ace-high. Kassela was out-kicking with   , and Zhou picked up the pot.

Chun Lei Zhou1,560,000270,000
Frank Kassela1,550,000-450,000
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Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:20 PM Local Time
Big Bet on the Turn from Martin

Pot-Limit Omaha

Jesse Martin raised to 115,000 from the cutoff and Frank Kassela called from the button. The     flop saw Martin bet 130,000, Kassela called, and the   appear on the turn. Martin took his time before firing out 445,000, and it did the trick as Kassela folded.

Frank Kassela2,000,000-360,000
Jesse Martin1,600,000230,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 4:11 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:51 PM Local Time
Counts on Break
Brandon Shack-Harris5,295,000545,000
John Hennigan2,840,000440,000
Frank Kassela2,360,000660,000
Abe Mosseri2,145,000-5,000
Jesse Martin1,370,000-325,000
Chun Lei Zhou1,290,000-260,000
Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:47 PM Local Time
First Break of the Day

The final six players are now on their first 20-minute break of the day. During this time the tournament staff will color off the orange T1,000 chips. We'll have updated chip counts for you shortly.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:44 PM Local Time
Shack-Harris Shows Some Razzle Dazzle


Abe Mosseri completed with a   and then called when Brandon Shack-Harris raised with a   of his own. Shack-Harris then bet on fourth, Mosseri called, and then the latter player fired out 120,000 on fifth. Shack-Harris called and then bet 120,000 of his own when he retook the lead on sixth. Mosseri called and then both players checked on seventh.

Mosseri:    /      /  
Shack-Harris:      /    

Shack-Harris tabled a 7-6-5-3-A low, and it was good as Mosseri simply mucked his cards.

Brandon Shack-Harris4,750,000590,000
Abe Mosseri2,150,000-820,000