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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 12, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Event #17: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $2,017,800
  • Entries: 2,242
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:50 PM Local Time

Jiri Horak Takes 16th Place

James Chen raises to 48,000 from early position and James Alexander calls from the button. Jiri Horak moves all-in for 265,000 from the small blind and Chen thinks for 30 seconds before mucking his hand. "I don't think I can fold." says Alexander as he throws a single chip in to indicate a call.

Jiri Horak:   
James Alexander:   

The board runs out       and Alexander eliminates Horak in 16th place with a pair of queens.

James Alexander -1,070,000 (44 bb)
Jiri Horak - Eliminated in 16th place for $12,767

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:48 PM Local Time

Matt Schreiber raises on a flop of     and Cameron Rezaie moves all in having Schreiber covered. Schreiber calls.


Its a set of threes for Schreiber versus the overpair of nines for Rezaie. The turn pairs the board with the   and the river is the  . Schreiber will double up and will jump up in the chip counts.

Matt Schreiber - 1,200,000 (50 bb)
Cameron Rezaie - 270,000 (11 bb)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:37 PM Local Time

Jiri Horak moves all in from the button for just under 500,000 and Paul Nunez calls for the rest of his 272,000-chip stack from the big blind.


The board runs out       and Nunez doubles up, leaving Horak short.

Paul Nunez - 600,000 (25 bb)
Jiri Horak - 172,000 (7 bb)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:29 PM Local Time

Felix Morin Dutil moves all in on a flop of     and Danny Wong calls.


The turn is the   and river is the  , Dutil will double up with his set.

Felix Morin Dutil - 1,300,000 (47 bb)
Danny Wong - 700,000 (35 bb)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:12 PM Local Time

Charles Carragher raises the button and Matt Schreiber moves all in from the small blind for around 240,000. Carragher calls, having him easily covered.


The flop comes    , pairing Carragher's ace and giving him the lead. The turn is the   and now Schreiber can only hit a four to survive. The river gives him just that the   for a set, and Schreiber doubles.

Matt Schreiber - 502,000 (21 bb)
Carragher - 800,000 (33 bb)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:04 PM Local Time

James Chen opens to 48,000 from the button and Chase Biachi three-bets to 137,000. Chen goes into the tank for three minutes before announcing he is all-in and Bianchi snap-calls.


Chen is in trouble and at-risk as we head to the flop. The flop is    . Chen hits his two and leaves Bianchi needing a king to take the lead or a 6 to chop the pot. The turn is the  . No help to Bianchi but he adds three more chop outs. The river is the   and Chen doubles up for 420,000 through Bianchi.

James Chen - 890,000 (37 bb)
Chase Bianchi - 790,000 (33 bb)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:51 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 12000/24000
Ante: 4000
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:43 PM Local Time

Nikolai Sears Eliminated in 17th Place

Action folds around to Nikolai Sears and he moves all-in for 160,000. James Mackey is next to act and he also moves all-in for approximately 900,000. Everyone else gets out of the way and cards are shown:


The board runs out       to send Sears to the rail in 17th place, taking home $12,787.

James Mackey - 1,050,000 (53 bb)
Nikolai Sears - Eliminated in 17th place for $12,787

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:40 PM Local Time

Action folds to Felix Morin Dutil and he moves all in for 262,000. Cameron Rezaie is next to act and he moves all in for 1,160,000. Everyone else folds and action is heads-up.

Morin Dutil:   

The board runs out       and Morin Dutil's tens hold up to double him up and put a dent in Rezaie's stack.

Felix Morin Dutil - 578,000 (29 bb)
Cameron Rezaie - 898,000 (45 bb)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:37 PM Local Time

James Chen raises to 40,000 and action folds to Nikolai Sears, who moves all-in for 65,000. Everyone else throws their hand away and Chen calls.


The board runs out       and Sears flops a king to double up.

Nikolai Sears - 187,000 (10 bb)
James Chen - 435,000 (22 bb)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:36 PM Local Time

Ian Schwartz Eliminated in 18th Place

Ian Schwartz moves all in for 29,000 and Matt Schreiber makes it 43,000; Anuj Bahl calls.

Three-handed to the flop, with a player all in, the cards come    . Bahl checks and Schreiber bets 21,000; Bahl calls.

Both players check the   on the turn.

The river is the  , Bahl bets 70,000 and Schreiber folds.

Bahl shows    for a straight and Schwartz shows    for a pair and will be eliminated from the tournament.

Anuj Bahl - 530,000 (26 bb)
Ian Schwartz - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:30 PM Local Time

This is the seat draw and chip count for the final 18 players:

Table 1:

1. Nikolai Sears - 70,000
2. James Mackey - 900,000
3. James Alexander - 500,000
4. Jiri Horak - 700,000
5. Erik Silberman - 410,000
6. Paul Nunez - 355,000
7. James Chen - 410,000
8. Chase Bianchi - 760,000
9. Roberto Romanello - 860,000

Table 2:

1. Cameron Rezaie - 1,160,000
2. Anuj Bahl - 430,000
3. Chris Leong - 640,000
4. Charles Carragher - 970,000
5. Ian Schwartz - 28,000
6. Matthew Schreiber - 300,000
7. Danny Wong - 1,250,000
8. Koray Aldemir - 620,000
9. Felix Morin Dutil - 320,000

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:22 PM Local Time

Cardona Yahir Eliminated in 19th Place

James Chen moves all-in from under the gun for 350,000. Cardona Yahir tosses in his last 6,000 and everyone else folds, although Cameron Rezaie thinks for about 45 seconds before folding. Chen comments that "I nearly had him!" pointing at Rezaie as cards are shown.


Yahir flops a pair on the     flop, giving him hope, but the turn and river are   and   respectively, sending Yahir to the rail in 19th place, $10,259 richer.

James Chen - 410,000
Cardona Yahir - Eliminated in 19th place

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:19 PM Local Time

Cardona Yahir raises to 63,000 preflop only to see Cameron Rezaie three-bet to 143,000. Action folds back to Yahir and he calls.

The flop is     and Rezaie open-shoves all in for 360,000. Yahir calls.


Rezaie is gobsmacked that he is ahead, and stands there with his mouth open as the turn is dealt. It's the   and the river is the  . After two counts of stacks, Yahir is left with 9,000 in chips. Rezaie is absolutely amazed that he won, commenting to Yahir that he thought he had an overpair when he called, and that he thought his tournament was over when Yahir called his all-in. Yahir just grins ruefully and settles down to play the next hand.

Cameron Rezaie - 1,050,000 (52 bb)
Cardona Yahir - 9,000 (< 1 bb)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:06 PM Local Time

Chase Bianchi raises to 45,000 in middle position. Action folds to Nikolai Sears in the big blind, who has 30,000 behind after posting his big blind. Sears looks frustrated but resigned as he puts his remaining stack in. Bianchi calls.


The boad runs out       and Sears' flopped two pair is enough to win the hand and keep him alive in the tournament.

Nikolai Sears - 151,000 (7 bb)
Chase Bianchi - 1,100,000 (55 bb)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:48 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 10000/20000
Ante: 3000
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:40 PM Local Time

On a flop of     Nikolai Sears checks and Paul Nunex moves all in for 178,000. "I was going to jam if you made a normal bet. Now I don't know what to do," says Sears.

After a two minute tank, he calls and the players turn their cards over.

Sears:    (gutshot straight draw)
Nunez:    (middle pair)

The turn is the   and the river is the  . Sears misses all of his outs and Nunez doubles up, leaving Sears short.

Paul Nunez - 460,000
Nikolai Sears - 65,000
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:27 PM Local Time

Rik Vandjik

Rik Vandijk moves all in and is called by Cameron Rezaie.


Vandijk is behind and will need help to survive.

The board runs out       and Vandijk is eliminated from the tournament.

Cameron Rezaie - 630,000
Rik Vandijk - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:27 PM Local Time

On a flop of    ,Bianchi checks, Danny Wong bets 29,000, and Bianchi check-raises to 85,000 total. Wong calls.

The turn is the   and Bianchi sticks out a bet of 170,000. Wong thinks for about 30 seconds before electing to call.

The river is the   and Bianchi thinks for about 15 seconds before moving all-in. Wong instantly calls, having Bianchi covered, and Bianchi turns over    for an eight-high straight. Wong looks stunned, and is prompted by the dealer that, because it was an all-in hand, he has to show. He eventually turns over    for a flopped set of sixes, as Bianchi's stack is counted. It is 275,000, and the pot catapults Bianchi to near the top of the leaderboard, whilst sending Wong back into the middle of the pack.

Chase Bianchi - 1,150,000 (72 bb)
Danny Wong - 500,000 (32 bb)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:21 PM Local Time


On a flop of    , Chris Karambinis finds himself facing an all-in bet from Koray Aldemir after Karambinis had led out on the flop. The bet covers Karambinis' stack, and he calls all-in holding   , only to find himself in really bad shape, as Aldemir is holding    for the higher flush draw.

The flush appears straight away on the turn, the   sealing the pot for Aldemir and eliminating Karambinis. The river is the  .

Koray Aldemir - 700,000 (44 bb)
Chris Karambinis - Eliminated in 21st place