Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:16 PM Local Time
From the button, Maximilian Casal raises to 50,000 and James Obst defends from the big blind as both draw two and check.
Obst stands pat and Casal draws two as Obst bets 50,000. Casal tosses in four green 25,000-denomination chips for a raise, and after breaking down what remained in his stack, Obst moves all in for 165,000 with Casal calling.
Obst stands pat, as does Casal, and he tables his to best Obst's .
With that, the Australian collects a $63,863 payday for his efforts.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:13 PM Local Time
Maximilian Casal limps the small blind and Phil Galfond checks. Casal draws three and Galfond draws two with Casal betting out and Galfond calling.
Casal stands pat and Galfond draws two. Casal bets and Galfond calls before drawing one to Casal's pat.
Casal bets, Galfond calls and Casal tables his .
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:11 PM Local Time
Ismael Bojang raises the button to 50,000, and Tuan Le makes it 75,000 from the small blind. Bojang calls.
Le draws one and bets 25,000 dark, Bojang two and a call.
Le is pat now, and he fires back out with the big bet of 50,000. Bojang calls after improving to a one-draw.
Both players pat the last draw, and Bojang calls one final bet of 50,000. He tables for lucky Number Thirteen. It's good, and Bojang drags that much-needed pot.
Ismael Bojang - 510,000
Tuan Le - 1,150,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:05 PM Local Time
From the button, Ismael Bojang raises to 50,000 and Tuan Le three-bets the small blind. Bojang calls and draws three as Le draws one and bets out dark.
Bojang calls and draws two to Le's one as the defending champion again bets out dark.
Bojang calls as both players draw one. Le bets out 50,000 and Bojang goes into the tank for close to a minute before calling.
Le fans his and Bojang mucks.
Tuan Le - 1,500,000
Ismael Bojang - 320,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:02 PM Local Time
Tuan Le raises to 50,000 and Maximilian Casal calls on the button as both players draw two. Le checks, Casal bets and Le calls before drawing two to Casal's one.
Casal bets again and Le calls before drawing one to Casal's pat.
Both players check and Casal fans his to scoop the pot and move to 840,000 as Le drops to 1,150,000.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:57 PM Local Time
From the cutoff, James Obst raises to 50,000, and Ismael Bojang three-bets to 75,000 on the button. Obst four-bets, and he ends up all in for 114,000 pre-draw.
Obst draws two-one-zero, while Bojang draws one on each street. At showdown, Obst reveals his as he sweats his tournament life. Bojang's first four are , so he's drawing live for the knockout. His draw card is a , though, and Obst's ten-eight-five is slightly better.
He doubles up.
James Obst - 265,000
Ismael Bojang - 540,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:53 PM Local Time
Phil Galfond raises to 50,000 from the small blind, and James Obst defends his big.
Both players draw two cards, and Galfond check-calls a bet of 25,000.
Galfond draws two again while Obst improves to a one-draw and bets the 50,000. Galfond calls again, and now he's pat to the river. Obst draws one more, and the river action goes check-check.
Galfond shows up , and Obst can't beat it. He's getting awfully short on chips now.
Phil Galfond - 600,000
James Obst - 125,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:43 PM Local Time
From the button, Ismael Bojang raises to 50,000 and Maximilian Casal calls as both players draw two.
Casal check-calls 25,000 and draws two as Bojang stands pat and bets following a Casal check.
Casal calls, and draws one before checking to a pat Bojang who bets out 50,000.
After a few moments of deliberation, Casal calls and then mucks at the sight of Bojang's .
Ismael Bojang - 720,000
Maximilian Casal - 270,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:42 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:38 PM Local Time
Tuan Le raises to 40,000 from the button, and Phil Galfond calls in the big blind. Le is pat the whole way, and he bets after the first and second draws.
Galfond draws two and check-calls the 20,000, then draws one and check-calls 40,000. On the river, he draws one more, and both players check.
"Eight-six," Le announces. He fans out for the pat Number Seven.
Galfond is holding his own at this table, but Le seems to have his number in the heads-up pots they play.
Tuan Le - 1,660,000
Phil Galfond - 375,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:31 PM Local Time
Phil Galfond limps from the small blind and James Obst checks his option as both players draw three.
The action is checked and each player draws two with Galfond leading out for 40,000. Obst raises and Galfond calls before standing pat as Obst draws one.
Galfond checks, as does Obst, and Galfond tables his and takes the pot.
Phil Galfond - 420,000
James Obst - 250,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:28 PM Local Time
Ismael Bojang opens to 40,000 on the button and Tuan Le three-bets the small blind. Bojang calls and draws one as Le draws one and fires out a bet.
Bojang calls and both players draw one with Le betting once again. Bojang calls and draws one following Le standing pat.
Le checks, Bojang bets and Le calls. Bojang tables his and Le folds.
Tuan Le - 1,550,000
Ismael Bojang - 700,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:22 PM Local Time
Tuan Le raises to 40,000 on the button, and Phil Galfond defends his big blind.
Galfond draws two to Le's one, and he checks dark. Le bets 20,000 dark, and Galfond peeks at his cards before calling.
Both players draw one this time, and they both check.
On the last round, they draw one apiece again, and Le leads out with the big bet of 40,000. Galfond stares down at the felt in front of him, shaking his head as Le once again puts him to the test on the river. This time, Galfond folds.
Tuan Le - 1,680,000
Phil Galfond - 340,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:18 PM Local Time
Tuan Le raises to 40,000 from the small blind, Max Casal three-bets to 60,000 from the big, and Le four-bets to 80,000. Casal calls.
Both players draw one card, and Le check-calls a bet of 20,000.
Le is pat now, and he check-calls the big bet of 40,000 after Casal draws one again.
Le pats again, Casal draws one more, and they are content to check it down.
Le shows down for the winning Number Three. Casal mucks, but Obst asks to see the hand, so the dealer turns over his .
Tuan Le - 1,580,000
Max Casal - 310,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:09 PM Local Time
From the small blind, Tuan Le raises to 40,000 and Maximilian Casal three-bets. Le makes it four bets to go and Casal calls the 80,000 as both players draw one.
Le bets and stands pat as Casal calls and draws one.
That same action is repeated heading into the final draw with Le betting 40,000 on the end and Casal only able to find a fold.
Tuan Le - 1,440,000
Maximilian Casal - 420,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:06 PM Local Time
James Obst opens the cutoff to 40,000, and Tuan Le calls from the small blind.
Both players draw two, and Le check-calls a bet of 20,000.
Le draws two again while Obst improves to a one-draw and bets the 40,000. Le check-calls that one too, and both are drawing one on the final round. Le check-calls one last bet, and Obst shows Number Three -- .
James Obst - 420,000
Tuan Le - 1,350,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 5:02 PM Local Time
Phil Galfond raises to 40,000 from the cutoff, and Tuan Le defends his big blind.
Le draws three, Galfond two. Le check-calls a bet of 20,000.
Le draws two and checks again, and Galfond bets 40,000 after drawing one. Le check-raises to 80,000, and Galfond calls.
Le is pat now, and Galfond still needs to draw one. On the river, Le puts out the last bet of 40,000, sending his opponent deep into the tank.
Galfond sits as still as a statue for maybe 45 seconds, visibly running through the hand in his head. After a while, he shifts in his chair. "I think you're bluffing," he says. "But I can't beat some bluffs."
After another 30 seconds or so, Galfond plunks the calling chips into the pot. Le rolls over , and Galfond realizes, "You're not bluffing." He mucks, sending the pot to Le.
Tuan Le - 1,480,000
Phil Galfond - 440,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 4:54 PM Local Time
Tuan Le raises to 40,000 in the cutoff and Maximilian Casal calls on the button. Le stands pat as Casal draws two and calls a bet from Le.
Le again stands pat and Casal draws one before calling another bet from Le.
Le pats, Casal draws one, and following a check from Le, a bet of 40,000 from Casal was enough for him to win the pot.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 4:53 PM Local Time
Ismael Bojang opens his button to 40,000 and Tuan Le and Maximilian Casal both call in the blinds as each player draws two.
Le checks and Casal bets 20,000 only to have Bojang raise. Le folds, Casal calls and both players draw one with Casal check-calling 40,000.
Casal draws one and Bojang stands pat. Casal checks, Bojangs bets and Casal mucks.
Ismael Bojang - 575,000
Maximilian Casal - 420,000
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 4:42 PM Local Time
Phil Galfond raises to 40,000 under the gun, and James Obst three-bets to 60,000 in the cutoff. Galfond calls the extra bet.
Both men draw one the whole way, and it checks through on the first two rounds. On the last round, Galfond checks again, and Obst bets the 40,000. That draws a check-raise from Galfond, though, and Obst calls for 80,000 total.
Galfond rolls over , and his eighty-six wins him the pot.
Phil Galfond - 680,000
James Obst - 290,000