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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, June 23, 2016 to Saturday, June 25, 2016

Event #39: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,763,600
  • Entries: 294
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:18 PM Local Time

After Seiver's elimination in 19th place, the players have re-drawn for seats at the final three tables. Here is a look at the seating arrangements and chip counts of the final 18 players:

Table 1

Seat 1: Brandon Steven - 195,000
Seat 2: Jack Salter - 790,000
Seat 3: Kyle Hoffman - 520,000
Seat 4: Frank Kassela - 1,450,000
Seat 5: Chris Ferguson - 1,100,000
Seat 6: Vanessa Selbst - 1,540,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Ariel Mantel - 305,000
Seat 2: Nick Petrangelo - 1,060,000
Seat 3: Steve Gross - 1,300,000
Seat 4: Eric Worre - 590,000
Seat 5: Steffen Sontheimer - 700,000 
Seat 6: Justin Bonomo - 1,150,000

Table 3

Seat 1: Gilbert Diaz - 1,300,000
Seat 2: Davidi Kitai - 810,000
Seat 3: Moritz Dietrich - 500,000
Seat 4: Paul Volpe - 405,000
Seat 5: Martin Kozlov - 710,000
Seat 6: Eric Sfez - 70,000

Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:17 PM Local Time


Scott Seiver

Davidi Kitai raises from the cutoff and Steffen Sontheimer three-bets to 107,000 on the button. Scott Seiver moves all in from the small blind for 283,000 and Kitai quickly folds. Sontheimer goes into the tank for several minutes before calling.

Sontheimer shows    and needs an ace against Seiver's   .

"I'm feeling good," says Seiver before the flop.

The flop is     and Sontheimer takes the lead.

"Not anymore," says Seiver.

The turn is the   and the river is the   to send the pot to Sontheimer and eliminate Seiver. Seiver earns $24,722 for his 19th-place finish and there is a short pause in the action while the final 18 players redraw for seats at the final three tables.

Steffen Sontheimer - 700,000 (43 bb)
Scott Seiver - Eliminated
Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:04 PM Local Time

Steve Gross raises to 42,000 on the button, and Eric Sfez calls in the small blind, as does Justin Bonomo in the big blind.

All three players check the     flop. 

The turn is the  . Sfez checks, Bonomo bets 125,000, Gross calls, and Sfez raises to 375,000.  Bonomo asks the dealer to pull in the original bet so he can see the remaining 250,000. He pauses for a moment, and then calls.

The river is the  . Sfez bets 106,000, Bonomo shoves all in, and Sfez snap-calls, turning over    for a set.  Bonomo quietly turns over    for the flush to double up. 

Justin Bonomo - 1,150,000 (90 bb)
Eric Sfez - 85,000 (5 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:03 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , Vanessa Selbst checks from the small blind and Eric Sfez bets from the cutoff. Selbst calls and the turn is the  .

Selbst checks and Sfez bets 80,000. Selbst moves all in and Sfez takes a few moments before calling all in for the 165,000 he has behind. Selbst shakes her head and shows   . She needs to find an ace or a queen against Sfez's   .

The river is the   and Sfez doubles up.

Eric Sfez - 650,000 (40 bb)
Vanessa Selbst - 1,500,000 (93 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:50 PM Local Time

With a board reading      , and about 400,000 in the middle, Scott Seiver checks in the small blind, and Davidi Kitai shoves all in from under the gun. Kitai has Seiver slightly covered, and Seiver goes into the tank. 

"I mean, how nice is it to have sixes in this spot?" Seiver says while looking at Kitai.  Kitai remains motionless.

Nearly four full minutes pass before a player at the table calls the clock. Seiver is given the usual speech, and the countdown begins.  Thirty seconds pass with no action from Seiver.  With two seconds remaining, Seiver moves his cards forward into the muck. 

Davidi Kitai - 925,000 (57 bb)
Scott Seiver - 320,000 (20 bb)

Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:45 PM Local Time

Jack Salter is all in for 301,000 in the small blind, and he's called by Nick Petrangelo from under the gun. 

Salter:   
Petrangelo:   

The flop comes    , giving Salter the lead with trip jacks. The   turn and   river do not change the hand, and Salter doubles up. 

Jack Salter - 628,000 (39 bb)
Nick Petrangelo - 1,355,000 (84 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:41 PM Local Time

Chris Ferguson is in the small blind and after several bets and raises, gets all in for 532,000 against Brandon Steven in the big blind. Ferguson shows    and has Steven's    dominated.

The flop is    , giving Steven extra outs and with a straight draw. The turn is the  , adding flush outs for Steven. The river is the  , however, bricking Steven and sending the pot to Ferguson.

"That wasn't as much fun as I'd thought it would be," jokes Steven.

Chris Ferguson - 1,100,000 (68 bb)
Brandon Steven - 205,000 (16 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:38 PM Local Time


Jonathan Little

On the river, there is about 260,000 in the middle with the board reading      . Jonathan Little checks from the big blind and Frank Kassela moves all in from under the gun.

Little calls and Kassela shows   , good for the nut straight. Little mucks his hand and Kassela drags the pot. Little heads to the rail in 20th place and takes home $24,722.

"Would you rate that turn as spectacular?" jokes Scott Seiver after the hand.

"Sometimes it's just the nuts," says Kassela.

Frank Kassela - 1,300,000 (81 bb)
Jonathan Little - Eliminated

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:27 PM Local Time

After just doubling up Paul Volpe the hand before, Ariel Mantel shoves all in from under the gun for his remaining 94,000, and Brandon Steven calls in the small blind. 

Mantel:   
Steven:   

The flop comes    , giving Mantel the lead with a pair of tens.  That lead is maintained when the turn comes the  .  The   river is safe for Mantel, and he doubles up. 

"Same hand," Mantel remarks, referring to his    the previous hand as well. 

Ariel Mantel - 214,000 (13 bb)
Brandon Steven - 675,000 (42 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:23 PM Local Time

Ariel Mantel shoves all in for around 260,000 in late position, and Paul Volpe shoves for less (169,000) on the button.  Brandon Steven goes into the tank in the small blind.  "Can I phone a friend here?" Steven jokingly says to the dealer, "I don't know what to do here."  After two minutes he shows his cards to his neighbor and says, "Tough spot, right?" and folds. 

Volpe:   
Mantel:   

"I folded ace-queen," Steven says. 

The board runs out      , awarding Volpe a double-up, and it leaves Mantel with less than ten big blinds. 

Paul Volpe - 372,000 (23 bb)
Ariel Mantel - 96,000 (6 bb)

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:04 PM Local Time
Level: 20
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 2,000
Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:03 PM Local Time


Jonathan Little

Steffan Sontheimer raises to 25,000 on the button, and Little quickly shoves all in for 138,000 on the button.  Sontheimer snap-calls.

Little:   
Sontheimer:   

The board runs out      , giving Little a double-up. 

Jonathan Little - 298,000 (24 bb)
Steffan Sontheimer - 310,000 (25 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:53 PM Local Time

Kyle Hoffman gets his last 221,000 into the middle out of the small blind against Jack Salter, who is under the gun. Salter shows    and is in the lead against Hoffman's   .

The flop is     and Hoffman flops top set to leave Salter in bad shape. The turn is the   and the river is the   to give Hoffman the double.

Kyle Hoffman - 456,000 (38 bb)
Jack Salter - 580,000 (48 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:48 PM Local Time

On a board reading    , Eric Worre checks in the big blind, and Chris Ferguson checks on the button.

The turn is the  . Worre leads for 43,000, and Ferguson calls.

Both players check the   river. 

"Two pair," Worre announces, as he turns over   .  Ferguson nods his head, and slides his cards face down into the muck.

Eric Worre - 800,000 (66 bb)
Chris Ferguson - 425,000 (35 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:40 PM Local Time


Davidi Kitai

On the river, there is about 300,000 in the middle and a completed board of      . Jonathan Little checks from the big blind and Davidi Kitai bets 125,000.

Little quickly calls and Kitai tables   , good for the nut flush. Little mucks his hand and Kitai drags the pot.

Davidi Kitai - 800,000 (66 bb)
Jonathan Little - 235,000 (19 bb)

Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:36 PM Local Time

With a board reading      , Nick Petrangelo bets 165,000 in the small blind, and Jack Salter goes into the tank.  Nearly two minutes pass before the table talk begins.

"I think I know what you have," Salter says. 

"Oh yeah?  What do you think I have?" Petrangelo responds. 

"King-queen of hearts," says Salter. 

"That's one of the hands I could have," Patrangelo says.  After a few moments' pause he continues, "Is that good or bad for you?"  Salter does not respond. 

About a minute passes and Petrangelo says to Salter, "I like the spoon," in reference to Salter's wooden-spoon card protector. 

After about 30 seconds Salter turns over the  , and throws the other card into the muck. 

Petrangelo starts to turn over a card, and Salter says, "Oooo, he's gonna show one." Petrangelo shows the  , and the dealer begins to shuffle the cards, moving on to the next hand. 

Nick Petrangelo - 1,500,000 (125 bb)
Jack Salter - 870,000 (72 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:30 PM Local Time

Steffan Sontheimer raises to 28,000 from under the gun, and Scott Seiver calls on the button. Both blinds fold. 

The flop comes    . Sontheimer checks, Seiver bets 55,000, and Sontheimer calls.

Both players check the   turn.

The river is the  . Sontheimer checks, Seiver pauses and checks behind.  

Sontheimer turns over   , having flopped a straight.  Seiver just shakes his head and laughs.  

"Well, you could have had a boat," Sontheimer says to Seiver.  

Steffan Sontheimer - 485,000 (40 bb)
Scott Seiver - 350,000 (29 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:24 PM Local Time

On the turn, with the board reading     , Eric Worre bets 60,000 from the big blind and Chris Ferguson moves all in on the button for 239,000. Worre calls and the cards are tabled. Ferguson shows   , giving him a set of tens, and Worre shakes his head before tabling his cards.

"I'm dead," says Worre.

Worre shows   , good for top pair and he's indeed drawing dead to the river. Ferguson doubles up.

Chris Ferguson - 590,000 (49 bb)
Eric Worre - 450,000 (37 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:17 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo raises to 28,000 from under the gun, and Vanessa Selbst makes it 62,000 in late position.  With action on Steve Gross in the small blind, he reraises to 155,000.  Bonomo quickly folds, and Selbst asks Gross, "How much behind?" 

Gross responds, "About three-forty." 

Selbst shakes her head, pauses for about 30 seconds, and then announces that she is all in.  Gross quickly calls, turning over   . Selbst turns over   .

The board runs out      , awarding Gross a double-up. 

Steve Gross - 1,060,000 (88 bb)
Vanessa Selbst - 1,340,000 (111 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 12:08 PM Local Time

Daniel Strelitz shoves all in from middle position for around 110,000, and Eric Sfez calls on the button. 

Strelitz:   
Sfez:   

The board runs out      , eliminating Strelitz from play in 21st place, worth $24,722. 

Eric Sfez - 390,000 (32 bb)
Daniel Strelitz - Eliminated in 21st place, for $24,722

Playtika - Jason Alexander