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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 4:17 PM Local Time


Gilbert Diaz - 13th Place - $30,318

With a board reading    , Gilbert Diaz shoves all in from the big blind, and Davidi Kitai quickly calls from under the gun 

Diaz shows    for a pair of jacks, but Kitai is in the lead with a set of sixes, showing   

Unfortunately for Diaz, the   turn and   river do not improve his hand, and he is eliminated in 13th place, paying $30,318. 

Davidi Kitai - 1,385,000 (57 bb)
Gilbert Diaz - Eliminated in 13th place, for $30,318

Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:13 PM Local Time

On a board reading    , Frank Kassela shoves all in from the small blind, and Chris Ferguson quickly calls for less in the big blind. 

Ferguson:   
Kassela:   

The   turn and   river do not change the hand, and Ferguson's kicker will play, awarding him a double-up. 

Chris Ferguson - 2,275,000 (94 bb)
Frank Kassela - 390,000 (16 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:10 PM Local Time

Justin Bonomo raises to 55,000 from under the gun, and Steve Gross shoves all in from the small blind for around 250,000.  Bonomo calls.

Gross:   
Bonomo:   

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

Steve Gross - 550,000 (22 bb)
Justin Bonomo - 2,850,000 (118 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:02 PM Local Time

On the turn with the board of     , Gilbert Diaz bets 100,000 from the big blind, and Paul Volpe calls on the button.

The river is the   and Diaz checks. Volpe bets 120,000 and Diaz calls.

"Straight," says Volpe, showing   .

Diaz mucks his hand and is left with less than ten big blinds as Volpe chips up.

Paul Volpe - 600,000 (25 bb)
Gilbert Diaz - 185,000 (7 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:51 PM Local Time


Ariel Mantel

Eric Worre raises under the gun to 55,000 and Ariel Mantel moves all in on the button for 289,000. Action folds back to Worre, who gets an exact count from the dealer and calls.

Worre shows    and is up against Mantel's   .

"Be good to me," says Worre to the dealer.

The board runs out       and Worre wins the flip to eliminate Mantel in 14th place. Mantel takes home $30,000 and Mantel heads off to collect his prize money.

Eric Worre - 1,000,000 (41 bb)
Ariel Mantel - Eliminated
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:49 PM Local Time


Kyle Hoffman

Kyle Hoffman was eliminated by Jack Salter simultaneously with Steffen Sontheimer at a neighboring table. According to Salter, he limped in on the button and Hoffman raised to 115,000 out of the small blind.

Salter moved all in for effectively Hoffman's remaining 300,000 and Hoffman quickly called. Hoffman was all in for just over 400,000 with    against Salter's   .

Salter won the race to drag the pot and eliminate Hoffman in 15th place.

Jack Salter - 1,560,000 (65 bb)
Kyle Hoffman - Eliminated

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:45 PM Local Time


Steffen Sontheimer

Steffen Sontheimer raises to 55,000 from middle position and Justin Bonomo three-bets on the button. Sontheimer moves all in for about 600,000 and Bonomo quickly calls.

It's a race with Sontheimer showing    against Bonomo's   . The board runs out       and Bonomo makes a full house to eliminate Sontheimer in 16th place. Sontheimer earns $30,318 for his efforts, while Bonomo takes a commanding chip lead over the field.

Justin Bonomo - 3,100,000 (129 bb)
Steffen Sontheimer - Eliminated

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:29 PM Local Time
Level: 22
Blinds: 12,000/24,000
Ante: 4,000
Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:29 PM Local Time

Frank Kassela raises to 45,000 on the button, and Vanessa Selbst calls in the small blind.

The flop comes    . Selbst leads for 98,000, Kassela makes it 240,000, Selbst shoves all in, and Kassela calls.

Selbst:    (two pair - jacks and tens)
Kassela:    (pair of tens)

The   turn and   river are safe for Selbst, and she will double up. 

Vanessa Selbst - 1,385,000 (57 bb)
Frank Kassela - 390,000 (16 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:29 PM Local Time

Paul Volpe raises to 140,000 on the button, leaving himself only 40,000 behind, and Davidi Kitai re-raises. Volpe quickly calls, and the players table their hands.

Volpe:   
Kitai:   

The flop comes    , giving Volpe the lead with his pair of tens. The   turn and   river are safe for Volpe, and he doubles up. 

Paul Volpe - 385,000 (19 bb)
Davidi Kitai - 1,435,000 (71 bb)

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:29 PM Local Time

Steve Gross raises to 45,000 on the button, and Eric Worre calls in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Worre checks, Gross bets 40,000, and Worre calls.

Both players check the   turn.

The river brings the  . Worre checks, Gross bets 100,000, and Worre shoves all in.  Gross asks for a count, and the dealer tells him 316,000.  A few minutes pass, and then Gross asks the dealer to pull in the original bet of 100,000, leaving the 216,000 Gross will need to call.  Gross looks at his remaining 400,000, bites his lip, and then rests his chin in his hand.   

"You made the same play yesterday when you got that guy to fold trip kings," Gross says to Worre, about a hand that Worre played in Day 2 against Mark Sandness

"I have a huge hand, buddy," Gross says while looking directly at Worre. 

A few more minutes pass, and Gross slides his cards forward into the muck.  Worre breathes a sigh of relief, and starts stacking his newly acquired chips. 

Eric Worre - 611,000 (30 bb)
Steve Gross - 400,000 (20 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:24 PM Local Time


Brandon Steven

Frank Kassela raises to 45,000 from the cutoff and Vanessa Selbst three-bets to 116,000 out of the small blind. Brandon Steven calls and is all in from the big blind for 88,000. Kassela calls and there is a side pot between Selbst and Kassela.

The flop is     and Selbst bets about 130,000. Kassela quickly moves all in for about 900,000 and Selbst folds.

Steven shows [Jh  and is drawing to runners against Kassela's   . The turn is the   and the river is the   to eliminate Steven in 17th place and send the pot to Kassela.

Frank Kassela - 1,450,000 (72 bb)
Brandon Steven - Eliminated

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:14 PM Local Time

On the turn, with the board reading     , Frank Kassela bets 85,000 from the small blind and Chris Ferguson calls from the big blind. Vanessa Selbst folds from under the gun and Kyle Hoffman folds on the button.

The river is the   and Kassela bets 175,000. Ferguson calls. Kassela shows   , giving him king-high after missing his straight draw, and Ferguson drags the pot with   .

Chris Ferguson - 1,370,000 (68 bb)
Frank Kassela - 1,180,000 (59 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:02 PM Local Time


Chris Ferguson

On a board reading      , Brandon Steven checks in the big blind, and Chris Ferguson bets 110,000 on the button.  Steven calls.

The river is the  .  Steven checks again, and Ferguson bets 100,000, forcing Steven to an all-in choice.  Steven sighs heavily, covers his entire face with his hands, and sits there for over two minutes.  He releases his hands, looks at Ferguson, and mucks his cards, awarding Ferguson the pot.

"Did you turn two pair?" Ferguson asks Steven.  Steven nods.

Chris Ferguson - 950,000 (47 bb)
Brandon Steven - 115,000 (5 bb)

Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:57 PM Local Time

On a board reading     , Nick Petrangelo bets 118,000 in the big blind, and Justin Bonomo calls on the button. 

The river brings the  . Petrangelo moves forward a pile of chips, somewhere around 234,000, and Bonomo snap-calls.  Petrangelo quickly mucks his cards face down, awarding Bonomo the pot. 

Justin Bonomo - 1,540,000 (77 bb)
Nick Petrangelo - 525,000 (26 bb)

Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:53 PM Local Time

Jack Salter limps in from middle position, Frank Kassela limps in on the button, Chris Ferguson completes from the small blind and Vanessa Selbst checks her option from the big blind. Everybody checks a flop of     and the   comes on the turn.

Ferguson checks, Selbst checks, Salter bets 38,000, and Kassela raises to 85,000. Ferguson quickly folds and Selbst spends a couple minutes tanking before raising to 187,000. Salter quickly calls and Kassela folds.

The river is the   and Selbst checks. Salter checks back.

"I bet you have the eight of clubs," says Salter.

"No," says Selbst.

"Do you have anything?" asks Salter.

"No," says Selbst.

"I have a pair," says Salter, who shows   .

"It's good," says Selbst, who shows   .

The dealer kills Selbst's hand and Salter wins the pot to move into seven-figure chip count territory.  

"I'm playing the wrong game," says Brandon Steven. "Now I know why I have no chips. I'm playing the wrong game."

Jack Salter - 1,250,000 (62 bb)
Vanessa Selbst - 1,100,000 (55 bb)
Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:35 PM Local Time


Eric Sfez

Eric Sfez shoves all in from under the gun for 75,000.  Action folds around to Matin Kozlov in the big blind, who asks for a count.  Upon hearing the 75,000 total, he throws in the chips to call.

Sfez:   
Kozlov -   

The flop comes    , leaving Sfez in the lead.  The   turn maintains that lead, but the   river gives Kozlov a pair of twos to take the pot, and Sfez is eliminated from play. 

Martin Kozlov - 815,000 (40 bb)
Eric Sfez - Eliminated in 18th place, for $30,318

Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:23 PM Local Time
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 3,000
Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:23 PM Local Time
The players are in the midst of their first 15-minute break of the day.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 2:19 PM Local Time


Brandon Steven

Vanessa Selbst raises to 37,000 in middle position, and Brandon Steven shoves all in from the cutoff.  Action folds back to Selbst, who says, "Last time I had ace-king. This time I don't, but... how much is it?" 

The dealer confirms 180,000 total, and Selbst says, "I'm gonna call," as she throws in a chip.

"Good call," Steven says, as he turns over   .  Selbst shows   

The flop comes    , giving Steven the lead with a pair of queens.  The   turn maintains that lead.

The   river is also safe for Steven, and he doubles up. 

Selbst heads to break, and Steven says, "I'm glad that queen hit," as he stays seated to restack his chips.

Brandon Steven - 396,000 (24 bb)
Vanessa Selbst - 1,390,000 (86 bb)

Gorilla Gaming