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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Monday, June 08, 2015 to Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $2,489,400
  • Entries: 1,844
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:11 PM Local Time
Level: 33
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 20,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:09 PM Local Time

Natasha Barbour opens to 250,000 on the button, and only Benjamin Zamani calls out of the big blind.

The flop comes     and Zamani check-calls a bet of 250,000 from Barbour. On the   turn both players tap the table, bringing the   to the board on the river.

Zamani leads out for 260,000, only to see Barbour push out two towers for a raise to 1,125,000. Zamani doesn't hesitate at all and flicks in a calling chip, with Barbour saying "you got it" while tabling    for just a pair. Zamani tables    for two pair and claims the pot.

Benjamin Zamani - 4,400,000
Natasha Barbour - 3,100,000

Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:06 PM Local Time

Benjamin Zamani limps the button, Natasha Barbour does the same from the small blind, and Paul Ephremsen checks his option out of the big.

All three players tap the table on the     flop and Barbour checks again on the   turn. Ephremsen tries a 275,000 feeler bet but Zamani pops it to 550,000. Barbour folds out and Ephremsen calls to see the   complete the board on the river.

Both players check it down and Ephremsen's    is best over Zamani's   .

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:04 PM Local Time
Natasha Barbour gets a walk in the big blind.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:00 PM Local Time
Natasha Barbour opens to 250,000 from the button. Paul Ephremsen three-bets from the small blind to 735,000 and puts his head down. Barbour studies him for a bit and folds.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:59 PM Local Time
Ben Zamani raises to 370,000 from the small blind and Natasha Barbour folds from the big blind.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:59 PM Local Time
Ben Zamani gets a walk in the big blind.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:58 PM Local Time
Ben Zamani raises to 250,000 from the button and wins the blinds and antes.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:58 PM Local Time

Ben Zamani calls from the small blind and Natasha Barbour checks her option. The flop comes     and Zamani leads out for 135,000. Barbour calls.

The turn is the   and Zamani checks. Barbour bets 250,000 and Zamani calls.

The river is the   and Zamani checks again. Barbour pushes forward a bet of 1.1 million. Zamani looks at his cards several times, at one point he holds up one of the cards and stares at it for several seconds. Finally, with a look of disgust on his face, he tosses the cards to the dealer.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:55 PM Local Time
Paul Ephremsen calls from the small blind and Ben Zamani raises to 320,000 from the big blind. Ephremsen check-raises to 995,000 and Zamani folds.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:53 PM Local Time

Natasha Barbour limps in from the small blind and Paul Ephremsen checks his option out of the big.

The flop is     and Barbour leads out for 150,000. Ephremsen calls and the turn comes  . Barbour then check-folds to Ephremsen's 350,000 wager.

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:51 PM Local Time

Paul Ephremsen opens to 275,000 on the button, Benjamin Zamani folds his small blind, and Natasha Barbour defends her big with a three-bet shove for 2,040,000 effective.

Ephremsen calls it off and tables    to find himself crushing Barbour's   .

The board runs out   2s]   and Ephremsen doubles through Barbour for the second time in four hands.

Paul Ephremsen - 4,100,000
Natasha Barbour - 6,300,000

Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:48 PM Local Time
Benjamin Zamani gets a walk in the big blind.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:48 PM Local Time

Benjamin Zamani opens for 240,000 on the button, Natasha Barbour folds her small blind, and Paul Ephremsen three-bets to 715,000 from the big blind.

This pressure play forces a quick laydown from Zamani.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:47 PM Local Time

Paul Ephremsen open-shoves for 850,000 holding the button and Natasha Barbour calls quickly from the big blind.

Barbour:   
Ephremsen:   

Ephremsen's ace-high gives him the lead but Barbour has two live cards. The sweat ends before it can begin though when the flop comes    , and Barbour is drawing dead by the   turn. Her rail cheers for an   on the river for a fouled deck and a chop, but it's the   instead.

Paul Ephremsen -. 1,800,000
Natasha Barbour - 8,150,000

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:43 PM Local Time

Natasha Barbour opens to 250,000 and wins the blinds and antes.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:42 PM Local Time
Paul Ephremsen gets a walk in the big blind.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:42 PM Local Time
Paul Ephremsen moves all in for 625,000 from the button and wins the blinds and antes. He shows the  .
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:41 PM Local Time
Natasha Barbour raises to 250,000 from the button and wins the blinds and antes.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:40 PM Local Time

Ben Zamani opens for 230,000 from the button and Paul Ephremsen calls from the big blind. The flop is     and Ephremsen checks. Zamani bets 255,000 and Ephremsen goes for the check-raise and makes it 775,000 to go. Zamani does not hesitate and announces he is all in. Ephremsen makes the call and Zamani is at risk for his last 2,215,000.

Zamani:   
Ephremsen:   

Zamani is in the lead with his ace high but Ephremsen has plenty of draws with which to work with. The turn is the   and Zamani's friend David Tuthill yells from the rail "black four!"

It was a psychic premonition as the dealer puts out the   on the river and Zamani doubles up.

Ben Zamani - 4,800,000
Paul Ephremsen - 750,000

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