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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Event #1: $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $565
  • Prizepool: $344,000
  • Entries: 688
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:55 PM Local Time

There are now 27 players left, and they've redrawn to the final three tables:

Table 1
Seat
Player Chips
1 Stephen Gilbert
230,000
2 Corey Emery
70,000
3 Johnny Gagelonia 105,000
4 Michael Kahn 250,000
5 Jesse Kertland 95,000
6 Derek Shoemaker 42,000
7 Brandon Barnette 245,000
8 Bryan Corrigan 120,000
9 Zachary Seufert 170,000

Table 2
Seat
Player Chips
1 Doi Huynh 75,000
2 Craig Lahr 155,000
3 Chris Jones
180,000
4 Robert Fechser 30,000
5 Aiping Xue 160,000
6 Denver Combs 210,000
7 Greg Seiden 320,000
8 Billy Johnson 60,000
9 Thomas Mcfadden 130,000

Table 3
Seat
Player Chips
1 Robert Ostler
Eliminated in 27th
2 Gary Kochalka
70,000
3
Blake Robbins
145,000
4 Nghia Nguyen 72,000
5
Morton Davis
60,000
6 Sarah Lee 65,000
7 David Hong 70,000
8 Phi Tran
170,000
9 Brian Baron 110,000
Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:49 PM Local Time

Denver Combs came into today with one of the smaller stacks in the room. That's not the case right now.

He has steadily chipped up through today's first three levels and is now playing a top five stack after taking down two large pots.

Combs eliminates Priscilla Coyne with his    when the   comes on the turn after a     flop in which Coyne flops a pair of queens.

In the very next hand, Combs raises to 12,500 from the hijack and Greg Seiden calls from the button.

The flop comes     and Combs bets 16,500. Seiden instantly calls and the dealer turns the  . Combs once again leads out, betting 22,500 into an already massive pot. Seiden checks his cards one more time before mucking them with a sigh.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:34 PM Local Time

Ryan Brown raises in middle position and Greg Seiden raises to 23,000 from the hijack. Brown takes little time before he announces himself all-in. Seiden asks for a count and takes his time before he decides to call for 66,000.

Brown:  

Seiden:  

The board brings       and Brown's eights hold to complete the double up. Seiden falls out of the chip lead but is still playing just shy of 230,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:25 PM Local Time

In back-to-back hands, both Zachary Seufert and John Pack doubled up with pocket kings.

Seufert doubles through one of the new chip leaders Craig Lahr, flopping a set to lockup the 60,000 chip double.

Shortly after, John Pack moves all-in from the button for 26,000 and gets called by Jesse Kertland in the small blind.

Pack's    avoids the suck out against Kertland's    to score the double up.

Craig Lahr is still playing close to 100,000 and Jesse Cortland is near that number as well.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:25 PM Local Time
Level: 18
Blinds: 2500/5000
Ante: 500
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Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:19 PM Local Time

Michael Kahn opens in early position to 10,000 and sees Brandon Barnette move all-in as the next player to act.

The table folds to David Wells in late position, who calls for less.

Kahn then folds and Barnette flips over    and is flipping against the shorter stacks   .

The flop falls     with Barnette half joking, "Yup, great flop for me."

The turn is the   and the   completes the board, missing Wells' flush draw and giving Barnette a set of tens.

Barnette fist pumps to himself as he takes in a nearly 120,000 chip pot, with just five players remaining until the 27 player redraw.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:14 PM Local Time

Johnny Gagelonia and Daniel Yoo are nearly evenly stacked and get all-in before the flop, with Gagelonia holding a dominating advantage.

The slightly shorter stack has    and is up against Yoo's   .

Yoo flops better on the     runout, but Gagelonia is drawing to nearly half the deck with two cards to come.

He doesn't need two cards though, as the   completes his open ended straight draw.

The   falls on the river and locks up the double, which moves Gagelonia up near the 100,000 mark and cripples Yoo to just a few big blinds.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:11 PM Local Time

After a flop of    , Chris Jones and Jeremy Mccollum are in a betting war. Mccollum raises all in and Jones immediately calls, putting Mccollum at risk.

Jones quickly turns over    before Mccollum rolls his eyes and stands up as he shows   .

The turn and the river run out clean for Jones' queens as he takes down a huge pot to move up the leader board.

Doi Huynh, who is sitting two seats away from Jones, repeated multiple times that he "knew Jones had queens" after the hand was finished.

Regardless, Jones is now playing close to 150,000 with just 34 players remaining.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:50 PM Local Time

On a board of     Greg Seiden is facing an all-in bet from short stack Conrad Monica and after getting a count, he calls.

He holds top pair,    and needs to hold against Monica's open ended straight draw as he holds   .

The turn brings the   and the   completes the board and locks up the knockout.

Monica is eliminations brings the last table break before the 27 player redraw and moves Seiden up near the 225,000 chip mark.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:42 PM Local Time
Level: 17
Blinds: 2000/4000
Ante: 500
Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:41 PM Local Time

With the board showing      , Nghia Nguyen has    tabled in front of him with the dealer counting out his stack.

After the dealer comes to a finalized count, somewhere just under the 60,000 chip mark, Blake Robbins cuts out a decent portion of his stack and sends it across the table.

Nguyen is now playing just over 125,000 while Robbins is under the 200,000 mark for the first time in Day 2.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:33 PM Local Time

Craig Lahr opens from early position to 6,500 and gets called by Tamir Illcafass in the big blind.

Illcafass checks the     flop, with Lahr firing out a continuation bet of 9,000. Illcafass quickly calls.

The turn is the   and the out of position player checks for a second time, with Lahr betting out 15,500.

Almost instantly, Illcafass announces "all-in" and Lahr calls, tabling    for top pair.

Illcafass shakes his head and turns over    and is drawing to just a handful of outs to save his tournament life.

The   bricks out on the river and Lahr takes down a huge pot and an even bigger knockout, as he has Illcafass slightly covered.

He's now playing just over 155,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:26 PM Local Time

Aiping Xue is at risk for her tournament and flipping against Brian Wyman with both players hole cards shown face up.

Xue:   

Wyman:  

The board runs out      , good enough for Xue to take down a large pot and double up with her aces. She is now playing just over 100,000 chips midway through level 16.

Wyman is crippled with less than 6,000 chips and was just eliminated.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:11 PM Local Time

Priscilla Coyne opens to 9,000 from early position and gets two callers, including Spencer McLaughlin in the big blind.

McLaughlin shoves all-in on the flop of     for just over 25,000.

Coyne gets the count and makes the call, with the player in late position quickly folding.

The short stacked McLaughlin holds    for top pair but needs help as Coyne has his kicker dominated with   .

The turn and river brick out and Coyne scores the first knockout of Day 2, moving herself up and over the 100,000 chip mark in the process.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:04 PM Local Time

The tournament director has made the announcement and play is underway here in day 2 of the summer's first bracelet event.

There are currently six tables and the plan is to play down to a winner today. Players will continue to play 40 minute levels throughout the remainder of the tournament.

Complete payouts for this event can be found in the prizepool tab. Live elimination-by-elimination updates will begin when the field gets redrawn to the final three tables.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:03 PM Local Time
Level: 16
Blinds: 1500/3000
Ante: 500
Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:59 AM Local Time

There will be four WSOP bracelet events running simultaneously through the middle portion of the day but only one of those tournament will play to a victor today. Event #1 $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em is set to play to completion and award the first gold bracelet of the summer.

51 players will return to the Amazon Room and take their seats in the Gold Area, with play restarting at 1 PM. A complete list of Day 1 chip counts and seating assignments for Day 2 can be found on the above 'Results' tab.

Of those just over 50 returning players, Stephen Gilbert leads the way into Day 2, with Blake Robbins, pictured above, sitting in second on the Event #1 leaderboard.

Will they be able to continue to chip up like they have over the last few levels en route to the final table? Or will someone from further back in the fold make a run at the bracelet?

Find out when play begins at 1 PM with WSOP.com providing updates throughout Day 2.