Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:46 PM Local Time
Jason Mercier raises to 100,000 from the cutoff and Simon Trumper calls on the button. Mohsin Virani folds from the small blind and Dan Smith tags along from the big.
The flop falls and Smith quickly checks. Mercier continues for 145,000 and Trumper turns towards the dealer and announces "pot", a raise to 760,000. Smith quickly folds as does Mercier and Trumper rolls over for top two along with the nut flush draw.
Simon Trumper - 3,050,000
Jason Mercier - 1,800,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:43 PM Local Time
Davidi Katai limps from early position and Sven Reichardt limps from the hijack. Simon Trumper limps from the small blind and Mohsin Virani checks his option.
The foursome see a flop of . Action is checked to Reichardt who bets 135,000 with Trumper and Kitai calling.
The hits the turn and it is checked around. The river is checked as well. Trumper shows for a flopped two pair to take the pot.
Simon Trumper - 2,350,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:38 PM Local Time
Mohsin Virani raises to 150,000 from under the gun and action folds around to Simon Trumper in the big blind who calls. The dealer spreads a flop of and Trumper quickly checks. Virani fires out 175,000 and Trumper calls.
The turn brings the and again Trumper checks. Virani decides to slow down by checking behind and the two see the fall on the river.
Trumper leads out for 275,000 and Virani folds his hand. Trumper flashes and his rail erupts. Trumper climbs back over 2,000,000
Simon Trumper - 2,200,000
Mohsin Virani - 780,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:33 PM Local Time
Sven Reichardt raises to 125,000 on the button and Jason Mercier calls from the big blind. The flop comes . Mercier checks and Reichardt bets 160,000 which Mercier calls.
The hits the turn and they both check. Mercier leads on the river for 285,000. Reichardt thinks over the hand and gives up his cards.
Jason Mercier - 2,015,000
Sven Reichardt - 1,800,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:28 PM Local Time
Action folds around to Dan Smith in the cutoff who opens the action with a raise to 175,000. Davidi Kitai bets "pot" from the button, making it 300,000 to go. Action folds back around to Smith who calls.
The dealer spreads a flop of and Smith immediately announces pot. The bet would be 1,275,000 but Smith is actually all in for his last 1,105,000. Kitai tanks for over two minutes before releasing his hand into the muck and Smith takes down the pot.
Dan Smith - 2,050,000
Davidi Kitai - 1,005,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:22 PM Local Time
Jason Mercier raises from the cutoff to 80,000 and gets a call from Davidi Kitai in the big blind.
The flop comes and both players check. Kitai bets 85,000 on the turn and Mercier calls.
They check the river and Mercier shows down for a straight to take down the pot.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:11 PM Local Time
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:08 PM Local Time
Players are taking quick bathroom break. Play resumes at 8:10 PM.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:07 PM Local Time
Alexander Petersen raises to 80,000 from the cutoff and Mohsin Virani defends out of the big blind. The two see a flop of and Virani check-calls a bet of 75,000 from Petersen.
The turn brings the and Virani checks for a second time. Petersen checks back and both players see the turn. Virani tanks for a while before eventually checking and Petersen checks back.
Virani fans for a straight and Petersen mucks.
Mohsin Virani - 1,100,000
Alexander Petersen - 1,150,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 8:02 PM Local Time
Simon Trumper raises from under the gun to 80,000 and Jason Mericer calls in the big blind.
The two players check down the board and Trumper shows for a straight to take yet another pot from Jason Mercier.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:54 PM Local Time
Action folds to Simon Trumper in the hijack who elects to limp. Davidi Kitai limps from the small blind as well and Sven Reichardt checks his option from the big blind.
The dealer spreads a flop of and Kitai leads out for 50,000. Reichardt goes into the tank for around 30 seconds before releasing his hand into the muck and Trumper calls.
The turn brings the and Kitai leads out for 130,000. Trumper thinks about it briefly and then folds. Kitai takes down the pot.
Davidi Kitati - 1,640,000
Simon Trumper - 1,980,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:48 PM Local Time
Sven Reichardt raises to 140,000 from the button and Jason Mercier re-raises the pot to put Reichardt all in.
Reichardt calls and shows versus Mercier's .
The board runs out to double up Reichardt.
The very next hand, Dan Smith raises from early position and Reichardt calls in the cutoff. Simon Trumper calls from the big blind and the three see a flop of .
Smith bets 175,000 and Reichardt makes a pot-size raises to 845,000. Trumper folds and Smith peers in to see how much Reichardt has left before putting him all in.
Reichardt calls his last 115,000 and flips over for a wrap with a pair. Smith shows .
The gives Reichardt his straight and he takes the whole pot after the hits the river.
Sven Reichardt - 2,280,000
Dan Smith - 1,870,000
Jason Mercier - 1,720,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:40 PM Local Time
Simon Trumper opens with a raise to 80,000 from middle position and action folds around to Davidi Kitai on the button who announces "pot", raising it to 300,000. Trumper calls and the two are heads up to the flop.
The dealer fans out and Trumper quickly checks to Kitai who announces pot for 660,000. Trumper folds and Kitai picks up the pot.
Davidi Kitai - 1,350,000
Simon Trumper - 2,050,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:37 PM Local Time
Since the start of the final table, with the exception of the one monster hand awarded to Dan Smith, everything has been going the way of Simon Trumper.
In the latest few hands action folded around to Trumper in the small blind and he raises pot to 120,000. Mohsin Virani folds and Trumper flashes .
A few hands later Tumper limps the cutoff and Mohsin Virani limps the button. Dan Smith opts to limp the small blind and Davidi Kitai checks his option from the big blind.
The dealer spreads a flop of and action checks to Trumper who announces pot. The rest of the table folds and Trumper flashes for top set.
His rail breaks out into a chant "he's bald, he's round, he's worth a million pounds!" The table shares a laugh as Trumper rakes in another pot.
Simon Trumper - 2,100,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:28 PM Local Time
Simon Trumper raises to 80,000 from under the gun. Alexander Petersen and Jason Mercier call from the blinds.
The flop is and all three players check. They check again on the turn. Petersen bets 75,000 on the river and Mercier calls. Trumper raises to 205,000 and Petersen folds while Mercier shakes his head. He furrows his brow and folds.
Trumper turns over to which Mercier rolls his eyes as Trumper's rail cheers.
Simon Trumper - 1,975,000
Jason Mercier - 2,350,000
Alexander Petersen - 1,550,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:17 PM Local Time
Action folds around to Simon Trumper in the cutoff who opens with a raise to 100,000. Mohsin Virani calls on the button and Dan Smith announces "pot" from the small blind.
The total bet amount is 440,000 and Trumper quickly folds. Virani thinks it over for a nearly a minute before mucking his hand and Smith takes down the pot.
Dan Smith - 3,100,000
Simon Trumper - 1,950,000
Mohsin Virani - 850,000
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:11 PM Local Time
Simon Trumper raises from early positon and gets a call from Davidi Kitai in the cutoff along with Jason Mercier in the big blind.
The flop comes and all three players check. The hits the turn and the three of them check again.
The falls on the river and Mercier bets165,000. Trumper checks all four of his cards and calls. Kitai folds and Trumper shows for a straight to take down the pot.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:06 PM Local Time
Simon Trumper opens with a raise to 75,000 from under the gun and Shaun Deeb announces "pot" for a total of 270,000. Action folds back around to Trumper who moves all in and Deeb snap calls.
The dealer fans out the flop of and Deeb's aces are still in the lead, but Trumper picks up the wheel draw. His rail starts shouting frantically for a four and sure enough the dealer burns and turns the . Trumper improves to a straight and has Shaun Deeb drawing dead. The meaningless hits the river and Trumper jolts out of his chair with excitement. Deeb makes his way around the table shaking everyone's hands and wishing them luck before he exits the main stage.
Simon Trumper - 1,680,000
Shaun Deeb - Eliminated
Sunday, June 28, 2015 7:01 PM Local Time
Jason Mercier opens the pot from early position to 60,000 and Hasan Habib calls from the cutoff. Dan Smith sits on the button and three-bets to 285,000. Mercier calls and action is back to Habib who pushes all in for 981,000 total.
Smith thinks for a moment and moves all in for 993,000 total. Mercier calls and has both players at risk.
The flop comes to give Habib a set and Smith and Mercier straight draws. The on the turn completes Smith's straight. The on the river is no help to Habib and he is eliminated on the cusp of the official final table.
Smith triples up and is now the chip leader.
Dan Smith - 2,750,000
Jason Mercier - 2,500,000
Hasan Habib - Eliminated
Sunday, June 28, 2015 6:31 PM Local Time
We have reached our unofficial final table of 9 here in Event #54. Here is a look at the seating arrangement.
1. Simon Trumper - 1,297,000
2. Mohsin Virani - 1,025,000
3. Shaun Deeb - 320,000
4. Hasan Habib - 996,000
5. Dan Smith - 1,380,000
6. Davidi Kitai - 1,177,000
7. Sven Reichardt - 343,000
8. Alexander Petersen - 1,732,000
9. Jason Mercier - 3,684,000