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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to Saturday, May 30, 2015

Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $1,983,400
  • Entries: 422
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, May 29, 2015 6:07 PM Local Time

Amir Lehavot opens to 45,000, and Long Nguyen calls from the small blind.

The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn is the  , and Nguyen leads out for 30,000. Lehavot quickly calls. The river is the  , and Nguyen checks. Lehavot bets 77,000, and Long calls.

Lehavot shows down    for top pair, and Nguyen mucks.

Amir Lehavot - 1,517,000 (75 bb)
Long Nguyen - 1,089,000 (54 bb)

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:02 PM Local Time

Bryn Kenney opens in the cutoff for 45,000. Michael Wang, in the small blind, three-bets to 135,000, and Kenney folds.

Friday, May 29, 2015 6:00 PM Local Time

Greg Merson raises to 45,000 from early position and scoops the blinds and antes.

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:58 PM Local Time

Long Nguyen raises to 55,000 in early position. Bryn Kenney, sitting in the small blind, calls, as does Artur Koren in the big blind.

On the     flop, Nguyen bets 85,000 after checks from Kenney and Koren. Kenney calls and Koren folds. Kenney leads out for 145,000 on the turn  , and Nguyen goes in the tank for a minute before calling.

Kenney bets 342,000 on the river  , and Nguyen folds. Kenney is now the chip leader.

Bryn Kenney - 2,084,000 (104 bb)
Long Nguyen - 1,270,000 (63 bb)

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:52 PM Local Time

Long Nguyen opens to 55,000 in middle position, and Amir Lehavot calls from the button.

The flop comes    , and Nguyen continues out for 65,000. Lehavot tanks for about 90 seconds and folds.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 5:49 PM Local Time

Michael Wang raises to 45,000 in early position and everyone folds. Wang picks up the blinds and antes.

 

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:48 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler opens to 45,000 under the gun, and Artur Koren calls. Amir Lehavot comes along from the big blind, too, and it's three ways to the flop.

It comes    , and Wheeler continues out for 70,000. Koren calls, Lehavot folds, and now it's heads up to the turn.

It's the  , and Wheeler bets another 135,000. Koren calls. There is now 579,000 in the pot.

The river is the  , and Wheeler knocks the table. Koren takes his cue to move all in with the covering stack. Wheeler has 635,000 chips left in front of him, so it's effectively a pot-sized shove. Wheeler frowns and stares down at the board, glancing up and down at Koren as he contemplates for a couple minutes. Finally, he surrenders his cards into the muck.

Artur Koren - 1,773,000 (88 bb)
Jason Wheeler - 635,000 (31bb)

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:40 PM Local Time

Artur Koren opens from the hijack for 50,000, and takes down the blinds and antes.

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:39 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler opens to 45,000 in early position. Joe Ebanks in the big blind calls.

The flop is    , and after an Ebanks check, Wheeler bets 55,000. Ebanks move all in for 617,000, and Wheeler folds.

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:36 PM Local Time
Amir Lehavot opens to 45,000 from the hijack, winning the blinds and antes.
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Friday, May 29, 2015 5:35 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler opens for 45,000 in the cutoff, and Michael Wang calls.     comes on the flop and Wheeler bets 65,000. Wang folds.

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:33 PM Local Time

Amir Lehavot opens to 45,000 from the cutoff, and Bryn Kenney three-bets to 118,000 from the small blind. Lehavot calls.

The flop comes    , and Kenney checks. Lehavot sits motionless for about a minute, then bets 125,000. Kenney double-checks his hole cards and folds without incident.

Amir Lehavot - 1,410,000 (70 bb)
Bryn Kenney - 1,700,000 (85 bb)

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:30 PM Local Time

Action folds around to the small blind where Jason Wheeler raises to 53,000 and Bryn Kenney folds the big blind.

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:29 PM Local Time
Michael Wang opens to 44,000 from middle position, then folds to a three-bet from Jason Wheeler in the big blind.
Friday, May 29, 2015 5:25 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler opens to 45,000 under the gun, winning the blinds and antes.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 5:24 PM Local Time
Greg Merson gets a walk in the big blind.
Friday, May 29, 2015 5:24 PM Local Time
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Byron Kaverman started the final table as the short stack and in hand three Kaverman is sent to the rail in 9th place.

Kaverman moves all in for 85,000 from middle position and Michael Wang moves all in over the top on the button for 725,000. The blinds fold.

Kaverman -   
Wang -   

The board runs       and Wang scoops the pot.

Michael Wang - 875,000 (43 bb)
Byron Kaverman - Eliminated in 9th place ($37,030)

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:20 PM Local Time
Artur Koren raises to 45,000 from the button, winning the blinds and antes.
Friday, May 29, 2015 5:19 PM Local Time

Jason Wheeler opens to 45,000 in the hijack. Bryn Kenney, on the button, reraises to 105,000 and Wheeler folds.

Friday, May 29, 2015 5:15 PM Local Time

The mothership is full of fans, the players have been introduced, and the cards are back in the air.

More than $465,000 and the season's second gold bracelet await the eventual champion.

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