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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Monday, June 01, 2015 to Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Event #8: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $862,650
  • Entries: 639
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:32 PM Local Time
Tom Marchese raises it up to 35,000 in early position, and David Eldridge calls on the button. William Mitchell announces "pot" in the big blind, a bet of 148,000. This is for nearly all of his chips, and Marchese folds his hand. Eldridge tanks for quite some time before releasing, and the chips are sent to Mitchell.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:28 PM Local Time

Georgios Sotiropoulos raises to 34,000 from the button. Paul Michaelis calls from the big blind. The flop comes     and both players check. The turn is the   and Michaelis bets 46,000. Sotiropoulos calls.

The river is the   and Michaelis bets 109,000. Sotiropoulos calls and Michaelis shows    for a pair of kings. Sotiropoulos mucks his hand.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 3:05 PM Local Time

Paul Michaelis raises to 34,000 under the gun, and he is called by Tom Marchese in middle position and David Eldridge in the big blind. All three knuckle the felt on a     flop, and the   hits the turn. Eldridge fires out 63,000, and both Marchese and Michaelis tag along to see the   hit the river.

It checks over to Marchese, who thinks for about a minute before betting out 55,000. Eldridge gets out of the way, but Michaelis calls after 90 seconds of thought. Marchese tables    for top two pair, and Michaelis flashes the   before mucking. With that, Marchese is now our chip leader. The players are taking a 20-minute break so that the live stream can get set up.

Tom Marchese - 961,000
Paul Michaelis - 788,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:56 PM Local Time

William Mitchell

Steven Wendroff - 10th place

Jesse Cohen and Steven Wendroff engage in a raising war that sees Cohen all in and at risk as Wendroff has him slightly covered. Cohen has    and Wendroff   . The flop comes with an ace but also a queen to give Cohen two pair. No king or other help came for Wendroff on the turn and river and Cohen doubles up.

That left Wendroff with just 35,000 and he would get that all in on the very next hand with    which would lose to the    of Georgios Sotiropoulos when the board ran out      .

Steven Wendroff - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:27 PM Local Time

Seat 1: David Eldridge - 820,000
Seat 2: Paul Michaelis - 1,100,000
Seat 3: Will Mitchell - 175,000
Seat 4: Jesse Cohen - 167,000
Seat 5: Tom Marchese - 723,000
Seat 6: Michel Leibgorin - 625,000
Seat 7: Kevin Andriamahefa - 402,000
Seat 8: Hillery Kirby - 225,000
Seat 9: Steven Wendroff - 208,000
Seat 10: Georgios Sotiropoulos - 300,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:13 PM Local Time


David Eldridge raises it up to 33,000 in early position, and Michel Leibgorin calls on the button. It's now on Tristan Wade in the big blind, and after 30 seconds of thought, he says "I'm going to pot it Erik (the dealer)." The new bet is 140,000, and Wade has just 4,000 behind. It's back on Eldridge, and after about a minute in the tank, he makes the call. Leibgorin folds, and Wade bets his last chips in the dark. The flop comes    , and Eldridge quickly calls.


Wade is in big trouble, looking for one of the two sixes left in the deck. It doesn't come though, as the board completes   and  . Wade will have to settle for $11,361, while Eldridge is back up to 820,000. With that elimination, we are at our unofficial final table of 10. There will now be a full one table redraw. We will post a chart and counts as soon as we have it.

David Eldridge - 820,000
Tristan Wade - 0

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 2:00 PM Local Time
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:59 PM Local Time

David Eldridge opens for 25,000 from under the gun and it folds to Tom Marchese who raises to 80,000 out of the big blind. Eldridge thinks for a few seconds and pushes forward two large stacks of chips - a raise to 200,000. Marchese doesn't take long before he announces "all in" and Eldridge immediately calls.

David Eldridge:   
Tom Marchese:   

Marchese has the rockets and only a miracle will knock him out of the tournament. Fortunately for him that miracle does not come as the board runs out      .

Tom Marchese - 775,000
David Eldridge - 640,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:53 PM Local Time

Kyle Bowker raises in the cutoff to 25,000, and he is called by Paul Michaelis on the button and Georgios Sotiropoulos in the big blind. The flop comes down    , and it checks to Bowker, who fires out 30,000. Michaelis is the lone caller, and the   comes on the turn. Bowker checks this time, then calls a bet of 40,000 from Michaelis.The river brings the  , and Bowker checks again. Michaelis thinks for about 30 seconds before sliding out 120,000, and Bowker immediately calls.

Michaelis tables    for a turned boat, and Bowker flashes the   before mucking. This knocks Bowker down to 45,000. He gets a double up on the next hand, before getting his last 105,000 in preflop with   . Hillery Kerby makes the call with   , and the board runs down      , knocking the talented Bowker out in 12th place.

Paul Michaelis - 855,000
Hillery Kerby - 450,000
Kyle Bowker - 0

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:34 PM Local Time

Andrey Gulyy

Andre Gulyy - 13th place

David Eldridge opens from early position to 25,000 and Andre Gulyy moves all in for 86,000. Eldridge calls with    and Gulyy is in great shape to double up with   .

The flop comes     and Gulyy is two cards away from doubling up but the dealer rolls over the   on the turn to give Eldridge a set of fives. The river is the   and Gulyy is eliminated in 13th place.

David Eldridge - 900,000
Andre Gulyy - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:28 PM Local Time

Artem Metalidi

Artem Metalidi - 14th place

Kevin Andriamahefa opens to 24,000 from early position and Artem Metalidi raises to the pot to 104,000 from the small blind. Andriamahefa reraises pot to 264,000 which covers Metalidi who makes the call for his tournament life.


The board runs out       to give Andriamahefa a flush and send Metalidi off to the cage to collect his 14th place winnings.

Kevin Andriamahefa - 475,000
Artem Metalidi - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:23 PM Local Time

Steven Uccio

Steven Uccio - 15th place

Steven Uccio lost most of his stack when he ran into the quad fours of Jesse Cohen. On the next hand, Tom Marchese raises to 24,000 from early position, and Uccio commits his final 60,000. It folds back around to Marchese, who quickly makes the call.


Uccio is in great shape to get most of the chips back that he lost, but that call changes when the dealer fans out a flop of    . Marchese flops the nut flush, leaving Uccio looking for runner runner full house. It doesn't come though, as the board completes   and  .

Tom Marchese - 375,000
Steven Uccio - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:14 PM Local Time

Andrey Gulyy raises to 24,000 from the button. Michel Leibgorin calls from the small blind and Paul Michaelis calls from the big blind. The flop comes     and Gulyy bets 42,000 after it checks to him. Only Leibgorin calls.

The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   putting a five card straight on the board. Leibgorin announces "all in" and Gulyy shakes his head in disgust several times and then folds. Leibgorin shows the   and mucks his other card.

Michel Leibgorin - 750,000
Andrey Gulyy - 125,000

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 1:00 PM Local Time
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:01 AM Local Time

Welcome to the third and final day of Event #8: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'Em. Two days ago, 639 players started this event with dreams of winning the $189,818 first-place prize and WSOP gold bracelet. Today, one of the returning 15 players will do precisely that.

That bracelet is up for grabs as four players are bunched at the top of the chip counts with David Eldridge leading the way with 677,000 in chips. Right behind him with 667,000 is Michel Leibgorin who has kept his tables entertained for the past two days. Paul Michaelis is in third with 562,000 and Hillery Kerby rounds out the top four with 455,000 in chips.

David Eldridge

Day 2 chip leader, David Eldridge

Sitting behind those four are some very well known poker professionals including Tom Marchese, Tristan Wade, Kyle Bowker, and Jesse Cohen. Those four will surely make their imprint on this final day before it ends.

Play is scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. local time today and will be here with all the action including hand-for-hand once the final table is reached. Join us for all the exciting Pot-Limit Hold'Em coverage as we determine the next 2015 WSOP bracelet winner!

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