Monday, July 6, 2015 12:16 PM Local Time
Action folds to Matt Matros who raises to 175,000 from the cutoff. The button and small blind fold before Bao Nguyen pulls his big blind back.
After a few moments of thought, he cuts out 360,000 and pushes it forward for a three-bet.
The shorter stack has just under 1,000,000 left in front of him and after taking inventory of the pot, his own stack and Nguyen's, Matros announces himself "all-in".
Nguyen quickly folds and Matros will take in the first sizable pot of this unofficial final table, moving himself up near the 2,800,000 in the process.
Monday, July 6, 2015 5:14 AM Local Time
Chip Leader David Yu
Welcome at Day 4 of Event #66: $777 Lucky Sevens No-Limit Hold’em. The 4,422 entries starting field is now cut down to the last ten players. They will be back today at noon for their quest for the WSOP gold bracelet and the $487,784 top prize.
The average stack for the last ten players is at 2,211,000 and play resumes at level 30 (40,000/80,000 blinds and a 10,000 ante). You can follow all the action, all day long here at WSOP.com. Have a look at the last ten players.
Seat 1. John Zimmerman - 850,000 (10 big blinds)
John Zimmerman’s best result is a fifth place from a tournament 2009, for which he earned $4,555. No matter what happens today, this result will be Zimmerman’s best career result. Zimmerman comes back today with the shortest stack but he's already guaranteed $31,108.
Seat 2. John Ambrust - 1,980,000 (24 big blinds)
With an 18th place finish in the 2007 WSOP Main Event for $381,302, and a 66th place finish in 2010 for $114,205, John Armbrust has already tasted WSOP success. He also finished tenth in the WSOP Europe €3,200 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout in 2011, against a strong final-table lineup.
Seat 3. John Gallaher - 1,765,000 (22 big blinds)
John Gallaher has two WSOP Circuit Rings. He won his first one at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana in 2012, earning a $20,482 first prize. Last year Gallaher won his second ring at Harrah's Cherokee for a $42,392 first prize. An eighth-place finish or better would be Gallaher's best WSOP-related cash to date.
Seat 4. Massimo Mosele - 1,135,000 (14 big blinds)
The only non-American remaining is the Italian Massimo Mosele. This is his eighth cash on the World Series of Poker. Mosele finished 224th in the 2012 Main Event for $44,655. His best result on the WSOP to date. If Mosele does better than a ninth place today he will improve that result.
Seat 5. David Yu - 3,965,000 (49 big blinds)
David Yu starts today as the tournament chip leader. Yu’s first WSOP cash came in The Colossus event earlier this WSOP. Yu had around 6,600,000 already midway through Day 3. His lead has shrunk, but he’s still in the best position at the start of Day 4.
Matt Matros (left), and Faraz Jaka (right)
Seat 6. Matt Matros - 2,415,000 (30 big blinds)
The first big result for Matt Matros was a third place in the WPT Championship back in 2004 for $706,903. Six years later Matros won his first WSOP gold bracelet in a $1,500 Limit Hold’em event. It was the beginning of three WSOP victories in three consecutive years. Matros won a $2,500 Mixed Hold’em event in 2011, and a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max event in 2012. His total WSOP earnings are already over a million dollars.
Seat 7. Faraz Jaka - 1,430,000 (17 big blinds)
Faraz Jaka may be the most well-known name on this final table. Jaka has made final tables of seemingly every major poker tour. A third place finish or better brings him over a total of $5,000,000 in career live earnings. Even so, Jaka is still on search for his first WSOP gold bracelet.
Seat 8. Jeffrey Dobrin - 3,630,000 (45 big blinds)
Jeffrey Dobrin starts this final day second in chips, and follows the chip leader closely. Dobrin won a WSOP Circuit event in 2012. He proved the best in a $350 Ante Only event in Caesars Palace for $25,391. This fifth WSOP cash is the first this year for Dobrin.
Seat 9. Bao Nguyen - 1,360,000 (17 big blinds)
Bao Nguyen made has seen most of his WSOP success in The Little One for One Drop. He made deep runs in huge fields two years in a row. He finished ninth in that event last year for $52,400 and 18th this year for $25,416. Nguyen comes in as one of the shorter stacks today.
Seat 10. Connor Berkowitz - 3,610,000 (45 big blinds)
This is the first ever WSOP cash for Connor Berkowitz. And, if he finishes ninth or better, his first final table as well. Berkowitz returns today third in chips, and just might be able to make his first cash his first bracelet.