Monday, June 29, 2015 8:39 PM Local Time
Sergey Lebedev moves all in on the button and takes the blinds and antes.
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:36 PM Local Time
Ben Sulsky raises to 400,000 under-the-gun and he wins the blinds and antes.
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:34 PM Local Time
Action folds to Phil Hellmuth in the small blind, who makes it 350,000. Sergey Lebedev defends his big blind and they are heads-up to a flop of . Hellmuth checks. Lebedev bets 300,000, and Hellmuth quickly calls.
The turn is the , and Hellmuth checks again. Lebedev checks back, and the dealer peels off the on the river. Hellmuth checks, and Lebedev checks back. Hellmuth shows , and Lebedev mucks his hand.
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:30 PM Local Time
Daniel Colman raises to 350,000 from early position and Phil Hellmuth defends his big blind. The flop is
and both players check. The turn is the
and both players check again. The river is the
and Hellmuth checks. Colman bets 300,000 and Hellmuth calls. Colman shows
good for ace high, but Hellmuth shows
, giving him a pair of jacks and the pot.
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:28 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth raises to 500,000 from under-the-gun and he takes the blinds and antes.
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:26 PM Local Time
Andrew Lichtenberger moves all in for 305,000 from under-the-gun, and Phil Hellmuth calls from middle position. Action folds to Ben Sulsky in the cutoff, and he raises to 825,000. Everybody gets out of the way, including Hellmuth, and the cards are tabled.
Lichtenber shows and is flipping with Sulsky's . The flop is , giving Sulsky a set, but Lichtenberger a straight draw. The turn is the and Sulsky fills up to leave Lichtenberger drawing dead. The river is an irrelevant and the man more commonly known as "LuckyChewy" is eliminated in ninth place.
Ben Sulsky - 7,450,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:23 PM Local Time
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:21 PM Local Time
Cards are back in the air with blinds of 60,000/120,000 and a 15,000 ante for the next 90 seconds.
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:19 PM Local Time
Here is a look at the seating arrangement for the unofficial final table of nine players:
Seat 1: Anthony Zinno - 2,885,000
Seat 2: Dan Perper - 3,825,000
Seat 3: Bill Klein - 7,420,000
Seat 4: Andrew Lichtenberger - 340,000
Seat 5: Jonathan Duhamel - 2,020,000
Seat 6: Phil Hellmuth - 7,900,000
Seat 7: Sergey Levedev - 2,500,000
Seat 8: Daniel Colman - 6,900,000
Seat 9: Ben Sulsky - 6,695,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:25 PM Local Time
The remaining nine players are taking a one-hour dinner break. Play will resume at 8:15 pm.
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:23 PM Local Time
John Racener moves all in on the button for about 900,000 and Phil Hellmuth snap-calls from the big blind. Racener shows and has three outs against Hellmuth's .
The flop is and Racener is left drawing to running cards to make a straight. The turn is the , giving Racener some hope, but the on the river doesn't give Racener a straight and he is eliminated in 10th place. The final nine players are moving to the ESPN Main Stage for the unofficial final table of nine.
Phil Hellmuth - 7,800,000
John Racener - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:22 PM Local Time
Brian Hastings limps for 120,000 under the gun, and Bill Klein raises to 450,000 from the cutoff. Hastings reraises all in for just less than 2 million total. Klein quickly calls with his big stack, and Hastings is at risk. He has it, though.
The flop is a good start for Klein, and his open-ender draws a reaction from the rest of the table. Sure enough, the turn brings the and the straight for Klein, and Hastings is drawing dead.
"Nice hand, good game," he says as he stands and gathers his things. The river is a meaningless , and Hastings is eliminated in 11th place.
Bill Klein - 7,315,000
Brian Hastings - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:16 PM Local Time
Andrew Lichtenberger is all in for 50,000 in the big blind. Brian Hastings raises to 240,000 under the gun, Bill Klein calls from the button, and Daniel Colman calls from the small blind.
The board runs out , and the three live players check it all the way down.
Hastings shows to win the side pot with aces up. Now to decide the main pot. Lichtenberger hasn't looked at his cards yet, so everyone gets to see them at the same time. Lichtenberger slams over for quad fours! He quadruples up, though he's still the shortest stack in the room.
Andrew Lichtenberger - 275,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:13 PM Local Time
Ben Sulsky raises from the hijack and John Racener moves all in from the small blind for his last 460,000. Sulsky calls and shows . Sulsky needs some help against Racener's .
The board runs out and Racener doubles up through Sulsky.
John Racener - 1,090,000
Ben Sulsky - 7,200,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:12 PM Local Time
Under the gun, Andrew Lichtenberger moves all in for 1.38 million. From the button, Anthony Zinno calls all in for 1.315 million, and the rest of the table quickly folds out of their way. Zinno is the one at risk as the cards are turned up.
The board runs out , and Zinno doubles up with two pair, jacks and tens.
Anthony Zinno - 2,900,000
Andrew Lichtenberger - 65,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:09 PM Local Time
Under the gun, Byron Kaverman moves all in for 265,000. Daniel Colman three-bets to 410,000, and he isolates himself against the at-risk player. Kaverman is at risk, but he's a slight favorite as the cards are turned up.
The flop is bad news for Kaverman, and the turn leaves him drawing dead. Colman earns the knockout with tens full, and Kaverman is eliminated in 12th place. He earns a pay bump up, pocketing more than $330,000.
After the hand, Colman turns to Andrew Lichtenberger. "How'd you like that move?" he asks. Lichtenberger gives him a thumbs up.
Daniel Colman - 7,210,000
Byron Kaverman - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 7:04 PM Local Time
Doc Sands (13th Place)
Talal Shakerchi (14th Place)
Talal Shakerchi moves all in from the button for 605,000. Phil Hellmuth calls from the small blind. Doc Sands then raises all in from the big blind, and Helllmuth is put to a decision.
He asks the dealer to pull in the 605,000 from each player, and Sands has another 805,000. Hellmuth counts his own chips, thinks for a minute, then tosses out a call.
The flop is , and the turn is the , giving Hellmuth a full house and a stranglehold on the hand. The meaningless river card is the .
Doc Sands had more chips to start the hand, and he finishes in 13th place. Talal Shakerchi finishes in 14th place, and both players earn $289,273.
Phil Hellmuth - 6,750,000
Talal Shakerchi - Eliminated
Doc Sands - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:57 PM Local Time
Byron Kaverman moves all in from middle position for about 1,500,000 and Jonathan Duhamel calls off his 1,210,000 stack in the small blind.
Kaverman shows , but is in bad shape against Duhamel's . Kaverman doesn't find any help as the board runs out and Kaverman is left with just a few big blinds while Duhamel doubles up.
Jonathan Duhamel - 2,600,000
Byron Kaverman - 240,000
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:55 PM Local Time
Joseph Cheong moves all in from middle position and Daniel Colman calls from the big blind. Colman tables and is in the lead against Cheong's .
The flop is and Colman flops a flush draw to go with his ace-high. The turn is the and the river is the to give Colman the best hand and eliminate Cheong in 15th place.
Daniel Colman - 6,600,000
Joseph Cheong - Eliminated
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:52 PM Local Time
Daniel Colman raises to 250,000 from middle position and Byron Kaverman moves all in for 580,000. Colman calls and the cards are tabled.
Colman shows and needs some help against Kaverman's . The flop is , keeping Kaverman in the lead, but the falls on the turn. The rail lets out a gasp as the river is the to give Kaverman a double up through the chip leader.
Byron Kaverman - 1,310,000
Daniel Colman - 5,800,000