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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

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:01 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert opens to 48,000 and Gary Kochalka calls in the small blind with just over 200,000 behind.

Cochlea leads the     flop for 50,000 and Seufert moves all-in. Kochalka quickly folds and Seufert takes in the pot.

Kochalka is now playing just under 150,000 and is the shortest stack at this final table.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:58 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette opens to 54,000 from the cutoff, only to see Michael Kahn three-bet from the small blind to 125,000.

Gary Kochalka folds his big blind before Barnette calls to see the     flop.

The out of position Kahn moves all-in for 314,000 and Barnette snap calls tabling   , while Kahn needs a lot of help holding   .

The turn and river brick out with the   and  , eliminating Kahn in 5th place for $16,600.

Brandon Barnette is now playing just under 1,500,000 as Event #1 is now four handed.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:54 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette raises to 54,000 from the button and Michael Kahn defends from the big blind to see a     flop.

Kahn checks and Barnette bets 77,000 to force a quick fold.

He takes down the pot and now is back up over the 1,000,000 mark while Michael Kahn is now playing close to 500,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:51 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert gets a walk in the big blind.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:50 PM Local Time

Gary Kochalka makes it 72,000 from the button, enough to take down the blinds and antes.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:49 PM Local Time

Michael Kahn opens to 50,000 from the button, forcing a fold from Gary Kochalka in the small blind. Greg Seiden calls in the big blind to see the flop.

The out of position Seiden check calls 60,000 after the     flop.

Both players check the   turn, with Seiden leading out for 75,000 after the   completes the board.

Kahn calls and Seiden turns over   . It's good enough to win the pot, as he's now increased his chip lead at this Event #1 final table.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:46 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert moves all-in from the button for just under 300,000. Both blinds fold and Seufert takes in the pot to cheers from his ever adoring rail.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:45 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette raises the button to 54,000. Michael Kahn makes the call in the big blind.

Kahn checks the     flop and Barnette bets 70,000. After a moment of hesitation, Kahn folds and Barnette takes down the pot.

Barnette is now playing 980,000 while Kahn has been cut down slightly to 750,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:41 PM Local Time

Gary Kochalka raises to 72,000 from the cut off. Enough to take down the blinds and antes.

He's still the shortest stack at this Event #1 final table with just under 250,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:40 PM Local Time

The table folds to Greg Seiden in the small blind. He raises to 60,000 and forces a fold from Brandon Barnette in the big blind.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:38 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette raises to 59,000 from under the gun, taking down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:37 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert moves all-in from the button and takes down the pot.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:36 PM Local Time

The table folds to Zachary Seufert, who moves all-in from the small blind for 248,000.

Michael Kane tanks in the big blind before pushing his cards towards the muck.

Seufert takes down the pot and moves close to the 300,000 chip mark.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:34 PM Local Time

Back from break, Gary Kochalka opens to 72,000 from the cutoff. The table folds and Kochalka picks up the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:32 PM Local Time
Level: 25
Blinds: 12000/24000
Ante: 4000
Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:21 PM Local Time

With five players remaining in Event #1, the final table is taking it's first break.

Play will resume in ten minutes time, with players moving into Level 25.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:20 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette gets a walk in the big blind.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:20 PM Local Time

Michael Kahn raises to 45,000 from the button. Both Gary Kochalka and Greg Seiden call from the blinds.

Both Kochalka and Seiden check to Kahn after the     flop. Kahn fires out 80,000, forcing a fold from Kochalka.

Seiden raises to 200,000 and Kahn quickly calls to see the turn.

The   falls and Seiden bets 250,000. After a few moments of thought, Kahn folds and Seiden takes in a huge pot to move himself into the Event #1 chip lead.

He's the only player over 1,000,000 with more than 30% of the chips in play.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:16 PM Local Time

Michael Kahn raises to 45,000 in the small blind, Gary Kochalka calls in the big blind.

The flop comes down     and Kahn continues for 60,000 and Kochalka quickly folds.

Kahn continues to build on his chip lead, while Kochalka is now the shortest stack at the Event #1 final table with under 300,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:14 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette makes it 45,000 from the button. The small blind folds and Michael Kahn three-bets to 125,000 from the big blind.

Barnette tank folds and Kahn takes down the pot.

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