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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 8:06 PM Local Time

Chris Jones raises to 27,000 from early position and Tom McFadden moves all-in for 168,000 from the high jack.

Jones tanks for close to a minute and a half before folding.

McFadden increases his stack by nearly 30% and is now playing close to 250,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:04 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette gets a walk in the big blind.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:02 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 2000
Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:02 PM Local Time

Zachary Seufert opens in early position to 26,000 and Aiping Xue calls in the high jack.

The rest of the table folds and the two see a flop of    . Seufert leads for 32,000 and Xue folds.

Seufert, who is now playing close to 300,000, takes down the pot while his rail goes crazy.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:00 PM Local Time

Chris Jones opens to 24,000 in middle position with just over 100,000 chips in his stack.

He gets some questionable looks from his opponents, who all fold, awarding him a slight increase to his stack.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:58 PM Local Time

Michael Kahn raises to 30,000 from the high jack and takes down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:56 PM Local Time

Brandon Barnette raises to 30,000 from middle position and takes down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:55 PM Local Time

Greg Seiden raises to 30,000 from early position and takes down the blinds and antes.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:54 PM Local Time

Aping Xue raises to 25,000 from under the gun and Gary Kochalka who is next to act calls.

The rest of the table folds and two players see the flop of    .

Xue leads out for 25,000 and Kochalka makes the call to see the   come on the turn.

The pre flop aggressor checks, Kochalka bets out 45,000 and Xue folds.

Kochalka takes down the pot and chips up to just over 330,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 7:44 PM Local Time

The players are back from their dinner break, have been introduced to the Amazon Room crowd and are now seated at the Event #1 final table.

Nine players are ready to battle it out for the first World Series of Poker bracelet of the summer, with a champion likely being crowned later tonight.

This final table will be live streamed, with the link found on the above 'Live Stream' tab.

WSOP.com will also be providing hand for hand updates, so no matter how you follow along, you won't miss any of the action.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:53 PM Local Time

The remaining nine players are now on an hour long dinner break and will return to play at 7:45 PM.

The Event #1 final table will be live streamed, with that link provided above in the 'Live Stream' tab.

A complete list of the outstanding Event #1 payouts can be found in the 'Results' tab.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:53 PM Local Time

Craig Lahr is at risk all-in holding    against the    of Greg Seiden.

The board runs out       and Seiden wins the pot with a pair of aces.

Lahr was crippled just a few hands ago after losing a huge pot Seiden. Lahr raised in the cut-off to 26,000 and Seiden called from the big blind.

The flop brought     and Seiden checked. Lahr bet 30,000 and Seiden immediately raised to 75,000. Lahr went into the tank for a long time before announcing himself all-in. Seiden wasted no time calling and tabled   , good enough for middle set. Lahr turned over   . Lahr couldn't improve on the turn or river and was left with 55,000 chips.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:46 PM Local Time

The unofficial Event #1 $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em final table is set, as ten players remain. 

There official chip counts are listed below and when we lose our 10th place finisher, a quick break will be taken to prepare for the live stream that will begin when nine players remain. 

Table 1
Seat  
Player Chips
1 Brandon Barnette 745,000
2 Zachary Seufert 255,000
3 Michael Kahn 600,000
4 Craig Lahr 40,000
5 Chris Jones 140,000
6 Aiping Xue 365,000
7 Gary Kochalka 200,000
8 Thomas McFadden 120,000
9 Greg Seiden 600,000 
10 Phi Tran  205,000
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:32 PM Local Time

The unofficial Event #1 $565 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em final table is set, as ten players remain.

There official chip counts are listed below and when we lose our 10th place finisher, a quick break will be taken to prepare for the live stream that will begin when nine players remain.

Table 1
Seat
Player Chips
1 Brandon Barnette 745,000
2 Zachary Seufert 255,000
3 Michael Kahn 600,000
4 Craig Lahr 40,000
5 Chris Jones 140,000
6 Aiping Xue 365,000
7 Gary Kochalka 200,000
8 Thomas McFadden 120,000
9 Greg Seiden 600,000
10 Phi Tran 205,000

David Hong moves all-in from early position for his final 48,000 and is called by Aiping Xue in the small blind.

The big blind folds and Hong holds a decent advantage,    to Xue's   .

The advantage doesn't last long though, as the board runs out       and Xue scores the knockout.

Hong will be eliminated in 11th place and the remaining ten players are now moving to the 'Amazonian Thunder Dome' as WSOP.com live stream commentator David Tuchman calls it.

A complete list of chip counts and final table seating assignments will be posted shortly.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:23 PM Local Time

Morton Davis was all-in and at risk but holding a huge advantage,    to Craig Lahr's    with the chips all-in pre flop.

The flop comes     and Davis is now looking for two outs to save his tournament life on the turn and river.

He finds no help as the board completes without a queen and he's sent to the rail in 12th place.

Lahr is now playing close to 350,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:19 PM Local Time

The table folds to Billy Johnson in the cut off and he moves all-in for his final 71,000 chips.

The button folds and Chris Jones calls in the small blind, having Johnson slightly covered.

Jones tables    and is ahead of Johnson's   .

Johnson picks up some outs on the     flop and even more on the turn of  .

The river bricked out with the   and Johnson was eliminated in 13th place.

Jones, who has been working a short stack for much of the last few levels, is now playing just over 150,000.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:06 PM Local Time

Robert Fechser raises all in from the button for his remaining 35,000 and Craig Lahr raises to 90,000 from the small blind. Michael Kahn folds in the big blind and Fechser is flipping with his    against Lahr's   .

The board runs out      , giving Lahr the nut flush on the river to knock out Fechser.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:57 PM Local Time
Level: 22
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 2000
Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:48 PM Local Time

Players are now on a 20 minute break, their second of the day.

They will come back to level 22.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:47 PM Local Time

Johnny Gagelonia was short stacked and all-in in the final hand of Level 21. Phi Tran calls and the two are flipping for Gagelonia's tournament life.

He loses the flip and is eliminated in 15th place.

The remaining 14 players are now on a quick break and will play down to nine players before going on a dinner break when the official Event #1 final table is reached.