Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:27 PM Local Time
Players have reached their hour long dinner break with the elimination Jay Helfert in 10th place. Play will resume at 9:20 p.m.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:26 PM Local Time
Bryan Pimlott raises from the cutoff and Jay Helfert calls from the hijack.
The flop is and Pimlott bets enough to put Helfert all in who calls.
Pimlott shows and is up against Helfert's .
The turn gives Helfert more outs when the is dealt but he does not connect on the and is the 10th place finisher for Event #11.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:22 PM Local Time
Alex Kostritsyn raises from early position and Jay Helfert calls from the button.
The flop is . Kostritsyn bets 25,000, Helfert raises and Kostritsyn calls.
On a turn of , Kostritsyn checks, Helfert bets and Kostritsyn calls to put his last 48,000 at risk.
The table lets out an audible gasp when Kostritsyn turns over for quad fours. Helfert sheepishly shows /
The river is an inconsequential and Kostritsyn is up to 250,000 while Helfert is crippled to 68,000.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:18 PM Local Time
Kevin Song raises, and Jay Helfert and William Kakon call from the blinds.
On the flop, Helfert checks, Kakon raises, and Song makes it 50,000 to go. Helfert folds, but Kakon calls.
On the turn, Kakon check calls a bet from Song, and both players check the river.
Kakon flips to scoop the pot, while Song tables .
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:15 PM Local Time
Kevin Song raises from middle position, and Bryan Pimlott three-bets from the small blind, leaving himself with 4,000 behind.
Song four-bets, and Pimlott is all in.
The board runs , and Pimlott stays alive with a higher two pair.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:10 PM Local Time
The final 10 players are now assembled in "The Mothership" for the final table. One must be eliminated before the official final table can be set. Here are their seating assignments:
Seat 1: Bryan Pimlott
Seat 2: Jay Helfert
Seat 3: William Kakon
Seat 4: Daniel Needleman
Seat 5: Mike Lancaster
Seat 6: Kevin Song
Seat 7: Hector Contreras
Seat 8: Alex Kostritsyn
Seat 9: Brandon Cantu
Seat 10: Shannon Shoor
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:58 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:57 PM Local Time
Carroll Johnson raises from the button, and after some time, Brandon Cantu calls from the big blind.
On the flop, Cantu and Johnson raise each other's bets until Johnson is all in.
The turn and river fail to help Johnson, who is sent to the rail in 11th place and cashes for $11,734.
Brandon Cantu - 290,000
Carroll Johnson - Eliminated
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:45 PM Local Time
Just a few hands after surviving an all in shove, Tynan Sammatarohutchins moves all in again from the small blind for 32,000.
Carroll Johnson calls from the big blind.
The flop is good for Sammatarohutchins, but the turn puts Johnson out in front, and the river sends Sammatarohutchins to the rail.
Carroll Johnson - 180,000
Tynan Sammatarohutchins - Eliminated in 12th Place ($11,734)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:34 PM Local Time
Wook Kim gets all of his chips in with on a board of against William Kakon's . Kim's flush draw does not get there on the river against Kakon's set of eights and he finishes in 13th place.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:32 PM Local Time
One hand after doubling up Carroll Johnson, David Chiu (above) has been knocked out by Johnson.
On the button, Chiu raises all in for 27,000, and Johnson calls from the big blind.
The board runs , and Johnson scoops the pot with trip eights.
Carroll Johnson - 200,000
David Chiu - Eliminated in 14th Place ($9,373)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:26 PM Local Time
Mike 'Champagne' Lancaster bets after Tynan Smith checks on a flop of . Smith raises Lancaster and is called.
The comes on the turn and Smith leads for 40,000 with Lancaster calling behind.
The river is the and Smith checks once last time. Lancaster bets and after Smith calls shows to win the pot.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:17 PM Local Time
Pt Hayes is out in 15th following a huge three way all in.
Hayes three-bets an Alexander Kostritsyn preflop raise, and Jay Helfert and Kostritsyn call.
The action escalates on the flop as Hayes bets after checks from both Helfert and Kostritsyn. From there, players continue to raise until the betting cap is reached, leaving Hayes all in, and Helfert with only 3,000 behind.
Helfert throws in his last 3,000 before the turn is run.
The turn is the putting Helfert out in front with a full house. The river improves no one as Helfert scores a timely triple up and Hayes is eliminated.
"I ain't dead yet," Helfert says walking toward his rail. "I was on life support, but I just got well."
Jay Helfert - 490,000
Alexander Kostritsyn - 340,000
Pt Hayes - Eliminated in 15th ($9,373)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 6:54 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 4, 2015 6:34 PM Local Time
Players are now off on their second 20-minute break of the day. Play will resume in Level 25 with blinds at 10,000/20,000 and limits at 20,000/40,000.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 6:15 PM Local Time
In the cutoff, William Kakon opens, and Jay Helfert and Alexander Kostritsyn call.
On the flop, Kostritsyn bets, and both Kakon and Helfert call. The turn is the , and after a bet from Kostritsyn, Kakon folds. Helfert calls, and the pair see the come on the turn.
Both players check, and Helfert shows to scoop the pot. Kostritsyn mucks.
Alexander Kostritsyn - 330,000
Jay Helfert - 260,000
Thursday, June 4, 2015 6:09 PM Local Time
David Chiu raises from under the gun and Shannon Shorr three-bets from the hijack. Chiu calls and they see a flop of .
Chiu check-calls a bet of 15,000 from Shorr. They both check the on the turn and Chiu bets 30,000 on the river .
Shorr puts calling chips in and sees that his is good against Chiu's .
Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:48 PM Local Time
Shannon Shorr raises the cutoff and Daniel Needleman three-bets from the big blind. Shorr calls and the flop comes .
Needleman bets 15,000 into Shorr who calls. The comes on the turn and Needleman bets 30,000 which Shorr calls.
The river is the . Needleman bets 30,000 and Shorr raises to 60,000. Needleman calls and loses when Shorr shows for a better ace than Needleman's .
Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:34 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 4, 2015 5:29 PM Local Time
The betting action is capped preflop with Hein Tran all in for his last 62,000 against Mike Lancaster
The board runs out with Lancaster's jacks holding and Tran is out.