Thursday, June 11, 2015 3:05 PM Local Time
Rod Dingler gets his stack in preflop holding , and chip leader Jay Dragland calls him down with . Dragland's jacks hold true through the board of , and Dragland collects another bounty to get us down to the final 12 players.
Jay Dragland - 1.9 million
Rod Dingler - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 3:01 PM Local Time
Stephen Chidwick is short stacked, and shoves all in preflop holding . He is dominated by the of Cole Jackson, and the British pro isn't able to catch up, as the board runs down , giving Jackson two pair.
Cole Jackson - 475,000
Stephen Chidwick - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:55 PM Local Time
Brian Reinert gets his final 170,000 in preflop holding , and he is ahead of the of Genae Edgington. The board comes down , which works for Reinert, as he doubles to 380,000.
Brian Reinert - 380,000
Genae Edgington - 340,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:51 PM Local Time
Poker is a game that can be a roller coaster of emotions from hand to hand, and Lisa Hamilton knows that all too well right now.
Hamilton is short stacked and gets her money in preflop holding . She is dominated by the of Sean Rice, but the flop comes down . This gives Hamilton a full house, and the lead. The on the turn changes nothing, but the on the river changes everything. Hamilton's full house is counterfeited by the now bigger boat of Rice, and he takes the pot to knock Hamilton out in 15th place.
Sean Rice - 880,000
Lisa Hamilton - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:41 PM Local Time
Bruno De Aguiar raises it up to 40,000 from early position, and Jay Dragland is the lone caller in the small blind. The flop comes , and Dragland checks to De Aguiar, who bets out 37,000. Dragland thinks it over for a bit before raising it up to 110,000. De Aguiar tank calls the bet, and the turn is the . Dragland fires out 160,000, and again, De Aguiar tank calls the bet. The river is the , and Dragland moves all in.
The bet is effectively for the 230,000 that De Aguiar has behind, and he thinks it over for about three minutes before he announces call. Dragland rolls over for two pair, and De Aguiar mucks his hand. Because it's an all in situation, his cards must be tabled: .
The table seems rather surprised when his hand is revealed, and after De Aguiar leaves the table, Dragland tells them "We had a big dynamic with each other. We played together all day yesterday." The dynamic worked well for Dragland, who is now up to 1.65 million.
Jay Dragland - 1.65 million
Bruno De Aguiar - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:32 PM Local Time
Sam Greenwood and Jay Dragland flat preflop from the blinds and are heads up to the flop. The flop comes . Greenwood bets 31,000 and Dragland comes along. The turn comes . Greenwood bets 60,000. Dragland calls. The river comes . Greenwood shoves all in for 166,000. Dragland sits in the tank for a while and eventually folds.
Sam Greenwood - 368,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:21 PM Local Time
Ryan Tepen gets the last of his chips in the middle preflop holding , and he is racing against chip leader James Dorrance and his . Tepen holds the lead through the flop, , and the turn, the . However, the comes on the river, and Dorrance scores the knockout, while Tepen will have to settle for 17th place.
James Dorrance- 1.75 million
Ryan Tepen - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:18 PM Local Time
Lisa Hamilton makes it 25,000 to go in early position, and Nacho Barbero shoves all in from the hijack. It folds to Aaron Belardo, who doesn't even get a full count before he announces the call. Hamilton ducks out of the way, and the cards are tabled.
Barbero is looking for a third ten, but it never comes, as the board runs down .
Aaron Belardo - 650,000
Nacho Barbero - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:13 PM Local Time
Seat 1: Robert Hsu - 785,000
Seat 2: Aaron Belardo - 490,000
Seat 3: Sean Rice- 700,000
Seat 4: Lisa Hamilton - 220,000
Seat 5:Cole Jackson - 218,000
Seat 6: Angel Farrington - 100,000
Seat 7: John Myung - 770,000
Seat 8: Stephen Chidwick - 331,000
Seat 9: Nacho Barbero - 160,000
Seat 1: Rod Dingler - 155,000
Seat 2: Ken Weinstein - 690,000
Seat 3: Brian Reinert - 460,000
Seat 4: Sam Greenwood - 404,000
Seat 5: Jay Dragland - 1.3 million
Seat 6: James Dorrance - 1.62 million
Seat 7: Bruno De Aguiar - 492,000
Seat 8: Ryan Tepen - 125,000
Seat 9: Genae Edgington - 400,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:09 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:04 PM Local Time
Paul Darden and Robert Hsu are heads up on a flop of . Hsu checks to Darden on the button, and he fires out 56,000. Hsu check raises to 156,000, and Paul Darden moves all in. Hsu quickly calls, and the cards are tabled.
Hsu is looking for an ace or a club, and he gets the on the turn to end the hand. The meaningless river is the , and Darden busts just before the final two tables. There will now be a full two table redraw. Stay tuned for a seating chart and updated counts for all players.
Robert Hsu - 785,000
Paul Darden - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:56 PM Local Time
Angel Farrington bets 35,000 out of turn and there is a little confusion at the table. A floor is called and it is determined that the bet remains. Sam Greenwood calls the blind and Farrington's bet is then considered the next action. Greenwood then goes all in and Farrington snap calls, turning over . Greenwood shows .
The board comes . Greenwood turns an ace and doubles up.
Sam Greenwood - 400,000
Angel Farrington - 100,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:52 PM Local Time
Carlos Colon raises all in and Lisa Hamilton calls.
The board comes
Hamilton takes it down with aces and jacks. Colon is eliminated in 20th place.
Lisa Hamilton - 350,000
Carlos Colon - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:46 PM Local Time
Lisa Hamilton and Ken Weinstein just tangled in a huge pot that saw quite a lengthy tank on the river.
Stephen Chidwick raises it up to 25,000 preflop, and Lisa Hamilton calls next to act. It folds to Ken Weinstein in the small blind, and he bumps it up to 77,000. Only Hamilton calls, and the two go heads up to a flop of . Weinstein leads out for 77,000 again, and Hamilton raises to 160,000. Weinstein tanks for about 90 seconds before he calls the raise, and the turn is the . Both players quickly check that card, and the river is the .
Weinstein quietly announces himself all in, and Hamilton immediately rolls her eyes and stares up at the ceiling. The two are very close in chips, so this is a huge decision for her. She ends up tanking for over five minutes before reluctantly folding, and Weinstein takes the pot without showing.
Ken Weinstein - 680,000
Lisa Hamilton - 250,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:41 PM Local Time
Jeffrey Mulder had already shoved three hands in a row, taking them all down preflop. He tried it again a fourth time, but it didn't work out so well for him.
James Dorrance starts the action with a raise to 24,000 in early position. It folds all the way around to Mulder in the big blind, and he moves all in for about 300,000. Dorrance makes the call, and sees he's in great shape for a knockout.
Mulder asks the dealer to flop him three diamonds, but that doesn't happen, as it comes . The board completes and , and Dorrance collects the bounty and the chip lead, while Mulder is our 21st place finisher.
James Dorrance - 1.5 million
Jeffrey Mulder - Eliminated
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:34 PM Local Time
James Dorrance raises to 24,000. Rod Dingler calls. The flop comes . Dorrance bets 31,000. Dingler calls. The turn comes . Dorrance checks. Dingler bets 50,000. Dorrance calls. The river comes . Dorrance checks. Dingler throws out 100,000. Dorrance calls. Dingler shows . Dorrance shows . Dorrance takes it down with a higher kicker.
James Dorrance - 1,280,000
Rod Dingler - 185,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:23 PM Local Time
James Dorrance raises it up to 24,000 in the cutoff, and Robert Willems moves all in for 184,000 from the small blind. Cole Jackson asks for a count from the big blind, and after about a minute of tanking he folds. Dorrance makes the call though, and sees that he is in trouble.
Willems holds the lead through the flop of , but the dealer puts the on the turn to give Dorrance the lead. The comes on the river, and Willems wishes the table luck before heading to the payout desk to collect his money.
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:12 PM Local Time
Stephen Chidwick came into the day as the shortest stack of the 22 remaining players, so he knew what he had to do early on. Sure enough, the British pro shoved all in on two of the first three hands of play. Both times, the big blind thought about it for a while, but decided that doubling up the dangerous Chidwick wasn't worth the risk.
Stephen Chidwick - 210,000
Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:01 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:58 AM Local Time
Welcome back to the third and final day of Event #22 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. After two long, grueling days of poker, Jay Dragland holds the chip lead with 946,000. James Dorrance sits in second place with 812,000, and rounding out the top three is Sean Rice, with 808,000.
Often times the end of these $1,000 events are full of unknown players or yet unproven pros, but that isn't the case in this event. Still alive with 22 players left are John Myung (648,000), Lisa Hamilton (517,000), Paul Darden (433,000), Nacho Barbero (268,000), Ryan Tepen (222,000), and Stephen Chidwick (159,000).
Action is set to get underway at 1 PM local time, and the goal is to play down to a winner tonight. Stay tuned for all of the live updates, including hand-for-hand write ups from the final table!