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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 07, 2015 to Monday, June 08, 2015

Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,611,900
  • Entries: 1,791
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 8, 2015 4:52 PM Local Time
Nitesh Rawtani makes it 90,000 to go in late position, and he takes down the blinds and antes
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:48 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 5000
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:48 PM Local Time

Mark Darner makes it 60,000 and takes the pot.

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:47 PM Local Time
Stuart Rutter raises to 60,000, from under the gun, and Gary Luther is the lone caller from the big blind. The flop comes    , and both players knuckle. The   comes on the turn, and after Luther checks, Rutter fires out 55,000. Luther calls, and the river is the  .  Luther checks a third time, and Rutter pushes all in. Luther quickly folds, and Rutter takes down the pot.
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:43 PM Local Time
John Gale makes it 65,000, Matthew Vessier calls from the button and Nitesh Rawtani calls. The flop is     and Vessier bets 135,000 when it's checked to him. Rawtani calls and Gale folds. The turn is the  , Rawtani checks and Vessier bets 240,000. Rawtani folds.
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:38 PM Local Time
John Gale bumps it up to 60,000 from the hijack, and Sean Rice moves all in for his final 580,000.  Gale kicks his cards in, and Rice takes down the pot.
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:36 PM Local Time
Nitesh Rawtani raises to 65,000 from early position, and he takes down the blinds and antes.
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:35 PM Local Time

Gary Luther opens to 65,000 and Mark Darner makes it 225,000 and Nitesh Rawtani calls. The flop is     and when Rawtani moves all in that takes the pot.

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:32 PM Local Time
Nitesh Rawtani makes it 65,000,  Mark Darner calls and John Gale raises to 225,000. That takes it down
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:27 PM Local Time
The final nine players took a short break so that the side final table stage could be all set up. They have all returned, and we are ready to get underway again. From this point on, there will be hand-for-hand updates until a winner is decided!
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:19 PM Local Time

1 - Mark Darner - 1.34 million
2 - John Gale - 1.21 million
3 - Andrew "Bruce" Le - 875,000
4 - Tim Finne - 345,000
5 - Matthew Vessier - 1.09 million
6 - Sean Rice - 580,000
7 - Nitesh Rawtani - 1.79 million
8 - Gary Luther - 1.16 million
9 - Stuart Rutter - 575,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:13 PM Local Time
Gregory Kolo moved all in from late position and got a call from Mark Darner.

Kolo shows    and Darner tables   .

The board runs out       and Kolo kicks his chair, unhappy how he has played today before regaining his composure.

Gregory Kolo - Eliminated
Monday, June 8, 2015 4:12 PM Local Time


Thomas Fuller and Matthew Vessier are heads up on a flop of    . Fuller open shoves for his last 260,000, and Vessier goes deep into the tank. After about two or three minutes, he makes the call .


Vessier has to dodge a world of outs, and in a flash, the dealer puts the   on the turn and the   on the river. It takes both players a couple of seconds to realize that Fuller's turned straight is no good against the rivered full house of Vessier. With that elimination, we are down to just 10 players.

Matthew Vessier - 1.1 million
Thomas Fuller - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 4:02 PM Local Time
Adam Bilzerian

Adam Bilzerian was left short stacked after he got it all in with    and got called by Sean Rice holding   . The cards ran out       and despite hitting his ace on the river it was a club to give Rice the flush.

Rice finished Bilzerian off minutes later. Bilzerian shoves with    and the    of Rice is good as the board runs out      

Adam Bilzerian - Eliminated
Sean Rice - 580,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 3:53 PM Local Time

Sean Rice makes it 60,000 to go under the gun, and Matthew Vessier is the lone caller from the big blind. The flop comes down    , and Vessier checks to Rice, who fires out 75,000. Vessier goes into the tank for about a minute before moving all in for 260,000 total. Rice himself tanks for about 90 seconds before he calls.


Rice is in bad shape, as his king outs are no good. Only an eight will secure the knockout, but the board completes   and  , giving Vessier the double, and cutting Rice's stack in half.

Matthew Vessier - 680,000
Sean Rice - 200,000

Monday, June 8, 2015 3:40 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 15000/30000
Ante: 5000
Monday, June 8, 2015 3:30 PM Local Time

Andrew "Bruce" Le raises it up to 90,000, and it folds around to Adam Bilzerian on the button. He pops it up to 200,000, and when it gets back to Le, he announces all in for 423,000 total. Bilzerian thinks it over for about 30 seconds before calling.


Le asks the dealer not to give him a bad beat, and the     flop is safe enough for him. The   hits the turn though, and Bilzerian has the nut flush draw. But the river is the  , and Le takes the double up to over 850,000, while Bilzerian is down to 380,000.

With that hand, the 12 remaining players are taking their first break of the day. Action will resume at 3:40 local time.

Monday, June 8, 2015 3:25 PM Local Time


R Jason Bliven moves all in for his last 388,000, and when Nitesh Rawtani gets the count, he announces call.


The flop of     gets a "yes" yell from Bliven, but Rawtani warns him not to celebrate too early. Sure enough, the   hits the turn to give Rawtani a set. Bliven still has a straight and flush draw, but the   completes the board. Bliven bows out in 13th place, while Rawtani is now our chip leader with 1.7 million.

Nitesh Rawtani - 1.7 million
R Jason Bliven - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 3:13 PM Local Time

Youcef Zalagh

Youcef Zalagh is all in preflop with sixes against the sevens of John Gale.

The board runs out       and Zalagh is out next.

Youcef Zalagh - Eliminated

Monday, June 8, 2015 3:10 PM Local Time

Three players see a flop of     and Nicolas Long bets 90,000. Gary Luther raises to 200,000 and Nitesh Rawtani gives it a miutes thought before folding.

Long moves all in and Luther instantly calls. Long has the two pair hand    but needs help against the    floped straight of Luther.

The turn is the   and the river the  .

Nicolas Long - Eliminated

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