Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:46 PM Local Time
Alexander Kuzmin raises from under the gun and action folds around to Matt Elsby in the big blind who makes the call. The flop is and the players check through to see the turn. Action again goes check-check and the falls on the river. Elsby leads out with a bet and Kuzmin folds.
Matt Elsby - 1,200,000
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:44 PM Local Time
Joseph Thomas raises from the button and takes down the blinds.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:43 PM Local Time
Action folds around to Joseph Thomas in the small blind who raises and Gabriel Nassif calls from the big blind. The flop is and Nassif check-calls a bet from Thomas.
The turn is the and again Nassif check-calls a bet from Thomas. The falls on the river and Nassif checks for a third time. Thomas bets and Nassif raises. Thomas calls.
Nassif tables for a straight and Thomas mucks.
Grabriel Nassif - 650,000
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:37 PM Local Time
Brian Hastings raises from the button and Joseph Thomas calls from the big blind.
The flop is . Thomas checks to Hastings who bets. Thomas raises and Hastings moves all in.
Thomas shows for a straight flush draw against the of Hastings.
The turn gives Thomas more outs and the river completes Thomas's two pair to send Hastings to the rail.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:31 PM Local Time
Dave Tobin raises from early position and gets three-bet from Matt Elsby out of the small blind. Tobin calls and the flop is . Elsby bets and Tobin raises him only to be raised back by Elsby. Tobin puts in a fourth bet and Elsby calls.
Both players check the turn and river . Elsby shows for two pair to beat Tobin's .
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:18 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:58 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 20 minute break.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:53 PM Local Time
After dropping two earlier hands, Harun Sapmaz has doubled up.
After a preflop raise from Thomas and a call from Sapmaz in the small blind, the flop rolls out . Sapmaz check-raises a Thomas who then bets enough to put Sapmaz all in who calls.
Thomas has which trails the of Sapmaz. The turn gives Thomas additional outs for a straight, but does not hit the river .
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:42 PM Local Time
Alexander Kuzmin raises from the hijack and Joseph Thomas makes it three-bets on the button. Action folds back around to Kuzmin and he calls.
The two see a flop of and Kuzmin checks to Thomas, who continues with a bet. Kuzmin check-raises to two-bets and Thomas calls.
The turn is a and Kuzmin leads out. Thomas calls and both players see the hit the river. Kuzmin bets and Thomas folds.
Alexander Kuzmin - 1,300,000
Joseph Thomas - 800,000
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:40 PM Local Time
Alex Kuzmin raises from the early position and Harun Sapmaz re-raises from the small blind. Kuzmin calls and they both see a flop of . Sapmaz bets, Kuzmin raises, Sapmaz raises again, and Kuzmin calls.
On the turn , Sapmaz bets and Kuzmin calls. The same action happens on the river and Sapmaz shows down but that is no good against Kuzmin's for a straight.
Two hands later, Gabriel Nassif raises from the cutoff and Sapmaz three-bets from the hijack. Nassif calls and the flop comes . Nassif check-calls a bet from Sapmaz. The turn is the and they both check. The river puts the on board and Nassif bets with Sapmaz calling. Nassif shows to scoop the pot.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:16 PM Local Time
We are down to our final 7 players here in Event #19 and have reached the unofficial final table. Here is a look at how the players stack up.
Seat 1. Gabriel Nassif - 461,000
Seat 2. Harun Sapmaz - 356,000
Seat 3. Matt Elsby - 823,000
Seat 4. Brian Hastings - 367,000
Seat 5. Alexander Kuzman - 1,012,000
Seat 6. Dave Tobin - 662,000
Seat 7. Joseph Thomas - 1,107,000
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:09 PM Local Time
Keven Stammen puts his last 19,000 chips in from the hijack. Both Dave Tobin and Joseph Thomas call to put Stammen at risk.
The flop is . Tobin checks, Thomas bets, and Tobin folds. Thomas shows which is ahead of Stammen's .
The turn and the river do not help Stammen and the start of the day chip leader hits the rail in 8th place.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:06 PM Local Time
William Kakon limps in from the cutoff as does Gabriel Nassif. Matt Elsby raises from the big blind and the two other players call.
The flop is . Nassif checks, Elsby bets, Kakon calls, and Nassif folds.
On the turn , Elsby bets and Kakon raises all in. Elsby calls and shows against the flush draw of Kakon . The river is a blank for Kakon and he goes out in 9th place, completing two great runs in the Limit Hold 'Em events after winning Event #11.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:00 PM Local Time
Joseph Thomas raises under the gun and is immediately three-bet by Keven Stammen. Brian Hastings makes it four-bets to go and action is back on Thomas who caps it with a fifth bet. Both players call and they are three ways to a flop of .
Thomas leads out with a bet and Stammen calls. Hastings makes it two-bets and Thomas clicks it back to three-bets. Stammen folds and Hastings calls.
The turn is the and Thomas leads out again. Hastings raises all in and Thomas calls.
Hastings has flopped top set and will have to dodge one of the two remaining queens in the deck.
The falls on the river and Hastings more than doubles up as he now sits with over 400,000 again.
Brian Hastings - 475,000
Joseph Thomas - 650,000
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:44 PM Local Time
Action folds around to Brian Hastings on the button who puts in a raise and Dave Tobin defends out of the big blind. The flop is and Tobin checks to Hastings, who checks back.
The turn is the and Tobin checks for a second time. Hastings fires in a bet and Tobin calls. Both players see the fall on the river and Tobin again checks to Hastings. After a few moments of thinking about it, Hastings checks back and tables . Tobin rolls over for two pair and rakes in the pot.
Dave Tobin - 720,000
Brian Hastings - 56,000
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:38 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:37 PM Local Time
Alexander Kuzmin raises from the hijack and Gabriel Nassif re-raises from the button. Kuzmin calls the additional bet and the flop comes .
Kuzmin proceeds to check-call the flop, turn and river . At showdown, Nassif shows for top pair to win the pot.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:27 PM Local Time
After being up as high as 700,000 earlier on Day 3, Brian Hastings has lost a series of pots that have him barely above 100,000.
A recent hand has Keven Stammen shipping a 250,000 chip pot at Hastings's expense when Stammen shows the nut flush.
164k now at 12k/24k need to run good, lost big one JJ vs As8s on 7s6s3h7c5s #WSOP19— Brian Hastings (@brianchastings) June 10, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:21 PM Local Time
Brian Hastings raises from the hijack and Harun Sapmaz three-bets from the button. Joseph Thomas calls from the big blind as well as Hastings.
The dealer spreads the flop and Thomas checks. Hastings fires out a bet and Sapmaz quickly makes it two-bets. Thomas calls and Hasting also calls.
The turn is the and Thomas checks for a second time. Hastings fires out a bet and Sapmaz makes it two-bets. Thomas announces raise making it three-bets and Hastings folds. Sapmaz calls and the two are heads up to the river.
The falls on the river and Thomas fires out a bet. Sapmaz calls and Thomas rolls over for an ace-high flush. Sapmaz mucks and Thomas takes down the pot.
Joseph Thomas - 960,000
Brian Hastings - 350,000
Harun Sapmaz - 265,000
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 4:58 PM Local Time
Action folds around to Joseph Thomas on the button, who attempts to raise but ends up not tossing out enough and it is ruled a call. Keven Stammen calls in the big blind and Brian Hastings shrugs and raises from the big blind. The table laughs as both Thomas and Stammen make the call.
The flop falls and Stammen checks to Hastings, who continues with a bet. Thomas makes it two bets and Stammen quickly folds. Hastings announces raise, making it three-bets, and Thomas opts to call.
The turn is the and Hastings continues with a bet. Thomas calls.
The falls on the river and Hastings quickly bets for a third time. Thomas calls and Hastings tables for a queen-high flush and Thomas mucks.
Brian Hastings - 610,000
Joseph Thomas - 550,00