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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, May 31, 2015 to Monday, June 01, 2015

Event #6: $1,000 Hyper Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,292,400
  • Entries: 1,436
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 1, 2015 1:39 PM Local Time

Harrison Beach raises to 105,000 on the button and both blinds fold. Beach wins the blinds and antes.

Harrison Beach - 2,865,000

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:38 PM Local Time

Ryan Julius

Ryan Julius open-shoves for 270,000 from middle position, and Matt Woodward over-shoves from the cutoff, making it 555,000 to go for the isolation play. The button and blinds fold out, leaving Julius and Woodward to show down.

Ryan Julius:   
Matt Woodward:   

Woodward's ace-high is in front, and the final board runs out       to give him the pot, sending Julius to the rail in 8th place.

Matt Woodward - 940,000
Ryan Julius - Eliminated

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:33 PM Local Time

John Reading raises to 125,000 from the cutoff and picks up the blinds and antes.

John Reading - 875,000

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:32 PM Local Time

Aleksandr Gofman opens to 100,000 from early position, and his only caller is Robert Suer in the big blind. 

The flop comes down     and both players check. The turn is the  , and Suer check-folds to Gofman's 125,000 wager. 

Aleksandr Gofman - 715,000
Robert Suer - 745,000



Monday, June 1, 2015 1:29 PM Local Time

Harrison Beach raises from early position to 105,000 and picks up the blinds and antes.

Harrison Beach - 2,850,000

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Monday, June 1, 2015 1:29 PM Local Time

Harrison Beach opens to 105,000 from early position and Kenneth Johnson is the lone caller from the button. 

The flop is     and Beach leads out for 105,000, which is enough to force a quick fold from Johnson. 

Harrison Beach - 2,755,000
Kenneth Johnson - 900,000



Monday, June 1, 2015 1:26 PM Local Time

John Reading moves all in from under the gun for his last 575,000 and action folds through to Wayne Boyd in middle position who calls all in for his 65,000. Action folds through the blinds and they are heads up.

Boyd :   

The board runs out       and Wayne Boyd is eliminated in 9th place, good for $18,041.

John Reading - 760,000
Wayne Boyd - Eliminated

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:25 PM Local Time

Action folds to Harrison Beach in the cutoff, and he opens to 105,000. Kenneth Johnson calls from the big blind.

The flop comes down     and Johnson taps the table, prompting a bet of 105,000 from Beach. Johnson calls and the turn is the  .

Both players check through fourth street and the river falls  .

Johnson leads out for 150,000, Beach calls in short order, and his    is good enough to take the pot.

Harrison Beach - 2,530,000
Kenneth Johnson - 1,050,000

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:20 PM Local Time

Ryan Julius moves all in from early position for his last 260,000 and takes down the blinds and antes.

Ryan Julius - 380,000

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:18 PM Local Time

Acting from under the gun, Aleksandr Gofman open-shoves for 535,000, folding the blinds to collect earn another uncontested pot.

Aleksandr Gofman - 655,000

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:17 PM Local Time

Robert Suer raises to 125,000 from the button and Harrison Beach calls out of the big blind.

The dealer spreads the  [5as]  flop and Beach checks. Suer fires out 290,000 and Beach folds.

Harrison Beach - 2,100,000
Robert Suer - 880,000

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:14 PM Local Time

Action folds to Aleksandr Gofman in middle position and he open-shoves for 425,000.

The table folds dutifully around and Gofman collects the blinds and antes. 

Aleksandr Gofman - 545,000 


Monday, June 1, 2015 1:09 PM Local Time

Kenneth Johnson moves all in from the hijack for his last 645,000 and Ryan Julius moves all in over the top.


The board runs out       and Johnson rivers a straight to doubles through Ryan Julius.

Kenneth Johnson - 1,395,000
Ryan Julius - 280,000

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:09 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 25,000/50,000
Ante: 5,000
Monday, June 1, 2015 1:08 PM Local Time

Here is the final table lineup complete with seating arrangement and chip count entering Day 2:

Seat           Player                     Chips

1        Matt Woodward              710,000
2        Robert Suer                    765,000
3        Wayne Boyd                   175,000             
4        Harrison Beach               2,280,000
5        Marc MacDonnell            655,000       
6        Alexsandr Gofman          435,000
7        Kenneth Johnson            650,000
8        Ryan Julius                     930,000
9        John Reading                  610,000      

Monday, June 1, 2015 1:05 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20,000/40,000
Ante: 5,000
Sunday, May 31, 2015 10:50 PM Local Time

Harrison Beach

In this year of exciting additions to the World Series of Poker schedule, a new twist on the turbo format known as Hyper Hold'em kicked off on Sunday, and the tournament quickly lived up to it's name.

A total of 1,436 players showed up to try their hand at this new variant, which reduces the standard 60-minute level time in WSOP events to only 20 minutes - even faster than the Turbo events on the schedule last year. Starting with 5,000 chips, players were forced to mix it up early and often, or face the ignominy of having their stacks eroded away by the unrelenting waves of blind bets and antes. And mix it up they did.

The massive field played down to a final table of nine in less than 12 hours of action, and at times the rate of bustouts became absolutely dizzying. Three-way and even four-way all-in confrontations were not uncommon, and one-time chip leaders were culled from the field without warning.

In the end, Harrison Beach emerged as the overwhelming chip leader, with his 2.28 million surpassing the closest competitor in Ryan Julius (930,000) by more than a million chips. Beach sent two players to the rail to end Day 1, setting the final table lineup in fine fashion by pairing his kicker to best two big slicks. Before that, Beach was all in with ace-jack against both ace-king and queens, and in his own words "drawing dead," but the board ran out perfectly to give Beach a jack-high straight - and a chip lead he's held on to since. To see where the rest of the final table stands heading into this climactic Day 2, check out the "Chip Counts" tab above.

Play will begin with just minutes remaining in Level 27, and Level 28 jumps the stakes to 25,000/50,000 blinds with a 5,000 chip ante. The average stack heading into the final table 797,778 - good for just 16 big blinds - which is actually relative deep considering 10 big blind stacks were the average during much of Day 1.

The Hyper Hold'em champion will take home $252,068 for the win, along with that elusive gold bracelet every poker player has their sights set on. Everyone at the final table is guaranteed to earn $18,041, and you can find a full list of the money ladder by clicking on the "Prize Pool" tab above.

The action begins at 1 p.m. local time, and considering the hyperactive play that defined the first ever Hyper Hold'em event, it's probably a good idea to follow along right from the get go.