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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 8:40 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert opens to 40,000 form the high jack only to see Michael Kahn three-bet to 100,000 from the cutoff.

Seufert tank folds and Kahn moves himself up over the 800,000 chip mark, while Seufert is now looking like he's one of the shorter stacks with 230,00.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:39 PM Local Time

Greg Seiden opens from early position to 40,000 enough to take down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:38 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette opens to 38,000 from the cutoff, the button and blind fold to award him the pot.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:37 PM Local Time

Aiping Xue moves all-in for 132,00 from under the gun. The shove gets through to increase her stack by 38,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:36 PM Local Time

The table folds to Zachary Seufert in the big blind, giving him a walk.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:35 PM Local Time

Tom McFadden opens to 40,000 from the cutoff and the rest of the table folds.

He wins the blinds and antes and has seen an over 100,000 chip increase to his stack since this final table began.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:33 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert raises to 35,000 from middle position, enough to win the pot and increase his stack by 38,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:32 PM Local Time

Greg Seiden raises to 35,000 from under the gun.

Brandon Barnette, the next player to act, three-bets to 100,000 and the table folds back to the initial raiser, who does the same.

Barnette takes down the pot and moves close to the 900,000 mark.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:30 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert raises to 40,000 from the cut off. This time no one three-bets and he takes down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:29 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert makes it 42,000 from the button, Michael Kahn quickly three-bets from the small blind.

Seufert folds and Kahn takes down the pot.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:27 PM Local Time

Aiping Xue opens to 32,000 from under the gun and Tom McFadden three-bets to 75,000 from the high jack.

The table folds back to the initial raiser, with Xue also folding, awarding the pot to McFadden.

McFadden is now playing close to 300,000 after coming in as one of the shortest stacks at this final table.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:25 PM Local Time

Gary Kochalka raises to 50,000 from middle position to take down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:24 PM Local Time

Michael Kane raises to 40,000 from early position and takes down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:23 PM Local Time

The table folds around to Greg Seiden in the small blind, who raises to 40,000.

Phi Tran immediately moves all-in from the big blind, for a total bet of 192,000. Seiden gets a count and tanks for a minute before calling.

Tran tables    and will need to hit to stay alive, as Seiden holds   .

The board runs out       and Tran is eliminated in 8th place.

He makes $7,389 for his Event #1 finish.

Greg Seiden - 923,000 (58 BB)
Phi Tran - Eliminated

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:20 PM Local Time

Michael Kahn raises to 40,000 from the high jack, with Greg Seiden making the call in the big blind.

The two players see the     flop, with Seiden checking to the pre flop aggressor.

Kahn bets 60,000 and Seiden quickly raises to 130,000.

After a few moments, Kahn folds.

Seine takes in the pot and is now dead even with Kahn on the Event #1 leaderboard, with both players near the 700,000 mark.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:16 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette raises to 38,000 from early position, with the table folding to award Barnette the blind and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:15 PM Local Time

Tom McFadden min-raises to 32,000 from under the gun. The table folds around to Gary Kochalka in the big blind, who makes the call.

Kochalka checks the     flop and McFadden bets 30,000, forcing a fold.

He takes down the pot to move over the 200,000 chip mark.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:13 PM Local Time

Michael Kahn raises on the button to 40,000 and Chris Jones moves all-in from the small blind for 89,000.

The big blind folds and Kahn calls, needing to hit to bust Jones from the tournament.

Kahn, with the bigger stack, holds    and Jones holds   .

The board runs out       and Kahn scores the knockout.

Chris Jones is eliminated in 9th place and will make just over $5,700 for his Event #1 final table run.

Michael Kahn - 803,000 (50 bb)
Chris Jones - Eliminated

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:09 PM Local Time

The table folds to Brandon Barnette in the cut off, who raises to 30,000.

The button and blinds fold, with Barnette taking down a pot that moves him over the 810,000 chip mark.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:07 PM Local Time

The table folds to Phi Tran in the small blind. He moves all-in and forces a fold from Brandon Barnette in the big blind.