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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 to Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Event #48: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30-minute levels)

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,462,800
  • Entries: 524
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:20 PM Local Time

Sergey Lebedev raises to 45,000 from early position and action folds around to Jason Mercier on the button, who moves all in.  The blinds fold and Lebedev calls all in for 376,000.


The board comes      , keeping Lebedev's ace-king high in the lead for the full double. Mercier, on the other hand, is crippled.

Sergey Lebedev - 806,000
Jason Mercier - 70,000

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:10 PM Local Time

Jonathan Wong moves all in for 232,000 from middle position and Hannes Speiser calls all in for 227,000 from the hijack. The rest of the table folds.


Speiser retains his lead through a runout of      . Speiser scores the full double while Wong is left with just 5,000.

Wong is eliminated from play on the next hand.

Hannes Speiser - 508,000
Jonathan Wong - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:10 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 3,000
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:00 PM Local Time

Kyle Julius opens to 35,000 from under the gun and action folds around to Pedro Oliveira on the button. He three-bets to 87,000 only to have Phil Hellmuth four-bet shove for 236,000 from the small blind. Action folds back to Julius who ditches his hand as well. Oliveira calls and the hands are turned up.


Oliveira pairs up on the     flop, but he's ultimately unable to best Hellmuth's jacks as the   turn and the   river complete the board.

Phil Hellmuth - 541,000
Pedro Oliveira - 365,000

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:52 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth

Dietrich Fast opens to 32,000 from the button. Phil Hellmuth is in the big blind and he three-bets all in for 106,000. Fast calls and the hands are turned over.

Hellmuth shows    and is in a commanding position against Fast's   . The board falls      , keeping Hellmuth's kings out in front.

Phil Hellmuth - 238,000
Dietrich Fast - 270,000

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:46 PM Local Time

Preflop, Hans Winzeler is all in and at risk for his last 128,000 against Assani Fisher.


Winzeler scores the double-up on a board of       with his set of sevens.

Hans Winzeler - 260,000
Assani Fisher - 250,000

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:44 PM Local Time

Darren Rabinowitz raises to 35,000 from early position and Max Greenwood three-bets all in for 130,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds fold, putting action back on Rabinowitz. He immediately calls and finds that he is in a commanding position.


Rabinowitz's ace-king holds through a       run-out and Greenwood is eliminated from play.

Darren Rabinowitz - 445,000
Max Greenwood - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:42 PM Local Time

Joe Cada raises to 35,000 from middle position. Action folds to Keith Lehr, who three-bets to 75,000 from the cutoff. Action folds back to Cada, who four-bet shoves. Lehr tanks for about a minute before calling all in for about 270,000.


The board is      , keeping Cada's queens out in front and eliminating Lehr from play. Cada is now the tournament chip leader with 34 players remaining.

Joe Cada - 780,000
Keith Lehr - Eliminated


Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:30 PM Local Time
Level: 22
Blinds: 8,000/16,000
Ante: 2,000
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:28 PM Local Time

Davidi Kitai moves all in for 184,000 from the hijack and Eduards Kudrjavcevs calls from the small blind.

Kitai rolls over    and is racing against Kudrjavcevs'   . The board runs out clean for Kitai to score his second double of the first level.

Davidi Kitai - 358,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs - 710,000

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:24 PM Local Time

Joseph Alban moves all in for his last 76,000 from middle position only to have Quan Zhou three-bet, all in over the top, from the hijack. The rest of the table folds, and the hands are tabled.


The community cards fall      , pairing Zhou's queen to eliminate Alban from play.

Quan Zhou - 345,000
Joseph Alban - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 PM Local Time

A short-stacked Asher Conniff is all in before the flop from the hijack and Craig Varnell moves all in over the top from the button. Action folds to Dong Zhao in the big blind and he calls, having both of his opponents covered.


The board comes      , pairing Zhao's ace and eliminating Varnell and Conniff from play.

Dong Zhao - 630,000
Craig Varnell - Eliminated
Asher Conniff - Eliminated

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:13 PM Local Time

David Kitai moves all in for 73,000 from the cutoff and Eduards Kudrjavcevs calls from the big blind.


The flop falls    , giving Kudrjavcevs four to the nut-club flush. Fortunately for Kitai, the turn and river are the   and the  , keeping his pocket eights out in front for the double.

Kudrjavcevs, though, is off to a solid start today after knocking out Fabrizio Gonzalez in the early moments of the day.

Davidi Kitai - 155,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs - 840,000

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:02 PM Local Time
Level: 21
Blinds: 6,000/12,000
Ante: 2,000
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 8:17 AM Local Time

Chip Leader Eduards Kudrjavevs

Welcome to Day 2 coverage of Event #48: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30-minute levels).

The starting field of 524 players is down to just 49 survivors, each looking to outlast the field and capture a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet along with the first-place prize of $548,139. On top of the chip counts entering Day 2 is Eduards Kudrjavevs, with 640,000. 

Kudrjavevs found himself on the right side of a full house-over-full house hand in the waning minutes of Day 1, and vaulted up the leaderboard as a result. Second in chips is Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi with 608,000, who is searching for his fourth WSOP bracelet here. Rounding out the top five are Ankush Mandavia (590,000), Max Silver (536,000), and Kyle Julius (488,000), who has already won a bracelet in a turbo event this summer.

Action in Event 48 resumes at noon and will continue until a winner emerges.