Monday, July 6, 2015 1:31 PM Local Time
John Armbrust opens to 225,000 from middle position. It's enough to take down the blinds and antes.
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:30 PM Local Time
Action folds to John Gallaher who moves all-in for just over 950,000 from the cutoff. Matt Matros seems interested in the small blind but eventually folds.
Gallaher takes in the small pot to move over the 1,000,000 chip mark.
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:25 PM Local Time
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:24 PM Local Time
Faraz Jaka raises to 170,000 under-the-gun, and David Yu calls from the small blind. Matt Matros takes his big blind back, and then announces "570," for a raise to 570,000. Jaka and Yu both fold.
Matt Matros - 3,390,000
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:22 PM Local Time
Everybody folds to John Gallaher in the small blind. He moves all-in for a total of 815,000, and David Yu folds his big blind after a few moments.
John Gallaher - 975,000
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:18 PM Local Time
Matt Matros opens to 160,000 from middle position and Jeffrey Dobrin calls in the hijack. John Gallaher defends his big blind to send three players to the flop.
Gallaher checks the flop and Matros throws out a bet of 275,000. Dobrin calls and Gallaher folds, meaning action is heads up to the turn.
Both players then check to a showdown after the falls on the turn and the pairs the board on the river.
Matros tables and it's good enough to take down the pot.
Matros is now playing just over 2,600,000 while Dobrin is down slightly, playing 4,500,000.
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:16 PM Local Time
Jeffrey Dobrin opens to 175,000 from the cutoff and, next to act, Connor Berkowitz three-bets to 425,000 from the button.
The blinds fold and Dobrin asks for a count, and then folds after Berkowitz's remaining total is estimated just shy of 3,000,000.
Berkowitz takes in the small pot.
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:14 PM Local Time
Matt Matros opens to 160,000 in the hijack. The rest of the table folds and he's awarded the blinds and antes.
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:10 PM Local Time
Connor Berkowitz gets a walk in the big blind.
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:09 PM Local Time
John Gallaher opens the action with a raise to 180,000 from the hijack. He wins the blinds and antes.
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:08 PM Local Time
Massimo Mosele open shoves all-in for 845,000 from the cutoff. David Yu reshoves from the button, and both blinds fold their hand.
The gives Mosele a gutshot straight draw but doesn't get his outs on the turn or river. Mosele is eliminated in ninth place for $40,085.
David Yu - 6,060,000
Massimo Mosele - Eliminated
Monday, July 6, 2015 1:03 PM Local Time
John Armbrust opens to 175,000 from the hijack and Matt Matros defends his big blind to see the flop.
He then check-calls a bet of 225,000 on a board of .
Matros checks for a second time after the falls on the turn, with Armbrust continuing with a bet of 275,000. Matros calls to see the river.
The pairs the board while also completing a potential flush draw. Matros checks for a third time.
Armbrust takes a few moments to think, shooting a few glances towards his opponent, before throwing out a bet of 425,000.
While Matros' flop and turn calls were done fairly quickly, this one took some time, as Matros thought for nearly a minute and a half before calling, only to be shown Armbrust's .
Matros taps the table before folding, as he's now down to 2,200,000.
Armbrust on the other hand is trending in the opposite direction, as he's playing just over 3,100,000 after getting three streets of value from the former bracelet winner.
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:59 PM Local Time
Faraz Jaka opens to 170,000 from early position. The table folds around to David Yu in the big blind. He asks for a count of Jaka's remaining stack, estimated near the 1,200,000 mark.
He then folds to award Jaka the blinds and antes.
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:52 PM Local Time
Faraz Jaka raises to 170,000 from middle position, enough to win the blinds and antes.
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:52 PM Local Time
David Yu opens the action with a raise to 160,000 from middle position. John Zimmerman moves all-in from the button for a total of 470,000, and Yu makes the call.
Zimmerman is in very good shape, and the board secure his double-up.
John Zimmerman - 1,150,000
David Yu - 4,325,000
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:46 PM Local Time
John Gallaher opens to 210,000 from under the gun and David Yu calls in middle position. The table folds to John Zimmerman, who calls in the small blind, leaving himself just over 500,000 behind. The big blind folds to send three players to the flop.
Zimmerman checks the flop, with Gallaher continuing for 450,000.
Yu, who has both players well covered, goes into the tank for close to a minute and a half before announcing himself "all-in".
Zimmerman quickly folds and Gallaher, goes into his own tank for another minute, before eventually folding, leaving himself with just over 1,000,000 in front of him.
David Yu gets pushed the pot and is now hovering near the 4,500,000 mark.
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:43 PM Local Time
Matt Matros opens to 160,000 from the hijack. The rest of the table folds to award him the blinds and antes.
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:36 PM Local Time
The first hand of the official final table is currently underway.
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:24 PM Local Time
Seat 1. John Zimmerman - 790,000
Seat 2. John Ambrust - 2,140,000
Seat 3. John Gallaher - 1,705,000
Seat 4. Massimo Mosele - 1,035,000
Seat 5. David Yu - 3,785,000
Seat 6. Matt Matros - 3,130,000
Seat 7. Faraz Jaka - 1,250,000
Seat 8. Jeffrey Dobrin - 5,100,000
Seat 9. Connor Berkowitz - 3,205,000
Monday, July 6, 2015 12:23 PM Local Time
Jeffrey Dobrin raises to 170,000 from the button. Bao Nguyen calls in the small blind, and Connor Berkowitz calls in the big blind. Both blinds check on the flop. Dobrin bets 205,000, and Nguyen shoves all-in for a total of 990,000. Berkowitz folds quickly, but Dobrin calls.
Nguyen has the best hand, but Dobrin has a lot of outs. The turn doesn't change anything. The river gives Dobrin a straight, and Nguyen is eliminated in tenth place.
The players are on a ten-minute break to get everything ready for the official final table. Stay tuned for exact chipcounts, and hand-for-hand coverage.