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2015 46th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 to Thursday, June 25, 2015

Event #47: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $2,830,100
  • Entries: 1,244
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Friday, June 26, 2015 3:54 PM Local Time
Matt O'Donnell raises to 320,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
Friday, June 26, 2015 3:53 PM Local Time

Timur Margolin raises to 320,000 and Matt O'Donnell calls. The flop is     and Margolin bets 300,000. O'Donnell check-calls.

The turn is the   and O'Donnell checks. Margolin bets 865,000 and O'Donnell moves all in after a minute in the tank. Margolin doesn't take any time to fold as he immediately slides his cards to the dealer.

Friday, June 26, 2015 3:47 PM Local Time
Matt O'Donnell raises and Timur Margolin folds his big blind.
Friday, June 26, 2015 3:46 PM Local Time

Timur Margolin raises to 320,000 and Matt O'Donnell three-bets to 800,000. Margolin moves all in for 4,600,000 and O'Donnell snap-calls.

Margolin:   
O'Donnell:   

The flop is     and Margolin's jacks stay in the lead. The turn is the   and Margolin is looking good to double up. The river is the   and Margolin's rail celebrates with him as he takes the chip lead for the first time in the heads up battle. O'Donnell sits there with a stunned look on his face.

Timur Margolin - 9,300,000
Matt O'Donnell - 6,300,000

Friday, June 26, 2015 3:41 PM Local Time
Matt O'Donnell completes the small blind and Timur Margolin checks his option. The flop is     and both players check to see the   on the turn. Margolin bets 245,000 and O'Donnell folds.
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Friday, June 26, 2015 3:38 PM Local Time
Timur Margolin completes the small blind and Matt O'Donnell checks his option. The flop is     and O'Donnell check-folds to a bet from Margulin.
Friday, June 26, 2015 3:37 PM Local Time
Level: 33
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 20,000
Friday, June 26, 2015 3:19 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 20-minute break.
Friday, June 26, 2015 3:18 PM Local Time

Matt O'Donnell raises to 250,000 and Timur Margolin calls. The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and they again check.

The river is the   and Margolin bets 375,000. O'Donnell does not immediately fold. He thinks for several minutes and folds.

Friday, June 26, 2015 3:14 PM Local Time

Timur Margolin opens to 240,000 and Matt O'Donnell three-bets to 600,000. Margolin grabs chips and calls. The flop is     and O'Donnell leads for 600,000. Margolin folds.

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Friday, June 26, 2015 3:10 PM Local Time

Matt O'Donnell raises to 250,000 and Timir Margolin calls. The flop is     and Margolin leads out for 275,000. O'Donnell calls and the two see a turn of the  . Margolin bets 475,000 and O'Donnell calls.

The river is the   and Margolin bets 1,180,000. O'Donnell tanks for several minutes and announces an all in reraise. Margolin lets out an audible sigh and pushes his chair back. He then leans forward and looks carefully at the cards in the center of the table. Then turns his focus on O'Donnell. He grabs a stack of chips as O'Donnell sits motionless at his end of the table.

Margolin caresses the chips, sliding his hands up and down, and then puts all his chips together. He thinks for another minute and appears as if he is trying to talk himself into the call. He mutters under his breath and then starts talking out loud about the possible hands O'Donnell could have. He stands up and looks intently at the board, his hands behind his back.

Margolin takes his seat and scratches his head, tosses his hand up in frustration, and taps the table as he shakes his head vigorously. He glances at the tournament clock and continues the conversation with himself. His tournament life and the bracelet are on the line. He finally releases his hand and O'Donnell takes the nice-sized pot.

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:57 PM Local Time

Timur Margolin opens to 240,000 and Matt O'Donnell folds.

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:56 PM Local Time

Matt O'Donnell opens to 250,000 and Timur Margolin calls. The flop is     and Margolin checks over to O'Donnell who bets 250,000. Margolin tanks for about a minute and then pushes forward a stack of chips. It's a reraise to 745,000. O'Donnell peeks out of the corner of his eyes at Margolin and asks the dealer how much the raise is for. The dealer tells him and O'Donnell thinks for a minute and moves all in.

O'Donnell:   
Margolin:   

Margolin is ahead with his pair of jacks as O'Donnell has a spade flush draw. He moves further ahead on the   on the turn and doubles up after the   comes on the river.

Matt O'Donnell - 8,900,000
Timur Margolin - 6,700,000

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:50 PM Local Time
Timur Margolin raises to 240,000. Matt O'Donnell three-bets to 600,000. Margolin has his mouth covered completely by his left hand as his right hand rests on his cards. O'Donnell stares ahead and down at the table as Margolin thinks for a moment and then folds.
Friday, June 26, 2015 2:48 PM Local Time

Matt O'Donnell raises to 250,000 and Timur Margolin calls. The flop is     and both players check. The turn is the   and Margolin checks. O'Donnell bets 260,000 and Margolin calls.

The river is the   and both players check. O'Donnell takes the pot with    for a flopped straight draw and rivered pair of fives which is good against the    that Margolin has.

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Friday, June 26, 2015 2:32 PM Local Time

Brandon Wittmeyer

Hand #79:

Brandon Wittmeyer moves all in from the small blind for just under a million total in chips. Matt O'Donnell gets a count, and then goes through the process of deciding whether to call or not. It takes over a minute but he decides to call.

Wittmeyer:   
O'Donnell:   

The flop is     to move O'Donnell into the lead. The turn is the   and Wittmeyer needs a king or ten. The river is the   and Wittmeyer is eliminated in third place. The two heads-up players are going to take a brief ten-minute break so the tournament staff can set up seating and color up some chips.

Matt O'Donnell - 11,500,000
Brandon Wittmeyer - Eliminated

Friday, June 26, 2015 2:27 PM Local Time
Matt O'Donnell opens to 250,000 and both blinds fold to give him the pot.
Friday, June 26, 2015 2:26 PM Local Time
Matt O'Donnell raises to 300,000 from the small blind and Timur Margolin folds the big blind.
Friday, June 26, 2015 2:25 PM Local Time
Brandon Wittmeyer raises to 300,000 from the small blind and Matt O'Donnell folds.
Friday, June 26, 2015 2:23 PM Local Time

Andy Black

Hand #75:

Matt O'Donnell raises to 240,000. Timur Margolin calls from the button and Andy Black calls from the big blind. The flop is     and O'Donnell bets 350,000 after Black checks. Margolin quickly calls and Black check-raises all in for just shy of three million in chips.

O'Donnell goes into the tank and announces he is all in after about a minute. Margolin reluctantly folds.

Black:   
O'Donnell:   

O'Donnell is ahead with his pair of aces but Black has some life as a king or queen would move him into the lead. The turn is the   and Black is drawing to a king only. The river is the   and Black is eliminated in fourth place.

Matt O'Donnell - 9,100,000
Andy Black - Eliminated

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