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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Event #25: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $952,200
  • Entries: 1,058
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:49 PM Local Time
Le Starts Well After Dinner

The first ten minutes after dinner saw no showdown, and Allan Le claimed two pots against chip leader Tyler Groth without showdown. Jonathan Zarin couldn't do much but raise the pot once to steal the blinds, and he remains the shortest stack of the trio, by far.

Tyler Groth2,850,000-235,000
Allan Le1,780,000300,000
Jonathan Zarin650,000-75,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:39 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:44 PM Local Time
Dinner for 60 Minutes

The remaining three players are now on a 60-minute dinner break. The live coverage will continue at 7:37 p.m. PDT as the WSOP will crown a new winner tonight.

Tyler Groth3,085,00015,000
Allan Le1,480,000-120,000
Jonathan Zarin725,000-200,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:38 PM Local Time
Darren Taylor Eliminated in 4th Place ($56,224)

Darren Taylor

After winning a small pot against chip leader Tyler Groth, Allan Le took on Darren Taylor and called the raise to 90,000 by the Northern Irishman when sitting in the big blind.

The flop fell    , and both players checked. Le also checked the   turn, and Taylor bet 115,000. Le asked for the stack size of Taylor, who had around 550,000 behind, and check-raised the pot to see Taylor call all in.

Darren Taylor:     
Allan Le:     

The rail of Taylor fell silent, as their countryman was already drawing dead with Le holding the last jack in the deck in his hand. The meaningless   on the river completed the board, and Taylor was eliminated in fourth place for $56,224.

The remaining three players will be heading into the dinner break shortly and have $78,372 locked up apiece.

Allan Le1,600,000595,000
Darren Taylor0-920,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:32 PM Local Time
Igor Sharaskin Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,862)

Igor Sharaskin

Tyler Groth started gaining the ground, slowly conquering mediocre pots, increasing his lead. But a few moments ago, his chip stack increased very significantly as he scored a knockout, eliminating Igor Sharaskin in fifth place.

Allan Le started the hand with a cutoff raise to 85,000. Groth called on the button, inviting big blind Sharaskin to the flop.

Sharaskin led big on the     flop, pushing 150,000 towards the middle. Le folded, but Groth matched the bid.

They saw the   hit the felt, and Sharaskin paused for a moment before declaring all in for his remaining 430,000. Groth snap-called.

Igor Sharaskin:     
Tyler Groth:     

Sharaskin had a big draw, but his chances were nullified when Groth exposed his full house, eights full of fours. Sharaskin stated what had become evident: "I'm drawing dead," before shaking hands with the remaining players. The   river had no meaning, as the Russian player already knew his fate at that point.

Following his third-place run in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha Event, Sharaskin added another top-five finish to his name. He was rewarded with $40,862 today.

Meanwhile, Groth has now maneuvering more than a half of all chips in play as he soars over 3,000,000.

Tyler Groth3,070,0001,320,000
Igor Sharaskin0-640,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:24 PM Local Time
"Show The Bluff!"

Darren Taylor limped in from the small blind, and Igor Sharaskin checked in the big blind. On the     flop, Taylor bet 40,000, and Sharaskin called before the   fell on the turn. Taylor checked and folded to Sharaskin's bet of 120,000.

Tyler Groth raised to 100,000 in the cutoff, and Taylor called from one seat over on the button. The flop of     was checked through. Groth's delayed continuation bet followed on the   turn, and taylor called the 110,000-chip bet of his opponent. The   river completed the board, and Groth made it 225,000 to go.

Taylor eventually folded and said, "Show the bluff!" Groth peeked at his four hole cards and obliged, flashing    before raking in the pot.

Tyler Groth1,750,000250,000
Allan Le1,005,000140,000
Jonathan Zarin925,00045,000
Darren Taylor920,000-290,000
Igor Sharaskin640,000-240,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:11 PM Local Time
Le Can't Show a Bluff

One of only a few three-way pots emerged when Darren Taylor opened the cutoff to 90,000, earning attention from both Jonathan Zarin and Allan Le, who paid the price from the blinds.

Taylor continued with a half-pot-sized bet — 135,000 — after the     had landed on the felt. Only Le decided to stick around.

Le's flat evolved into a tricky play as the   turn saw a change of the events. Le led out for the 110,000. Taylor laid his hand down but solicited for a showdown.

"Can't show, no bluff," was the answer.

Darren Taylor1,210,000-190,000
Allan Le865,000195,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:02 PM Local Time
The Action Slows Down Again

Igor Sharaskin raised to 100,000, and Tyler Groth called in the big blind. The flop showed    , and Groth checked. Sharaskin bet 125,000, and Groth folded.

Groth claimed the chips back soon after without showdown, before Darren Taylor made it 90,000 to go first to act. Allan Le in the small blind and Groth in the big blind called. On the     flop, the action checked to Taylor, and his continuation bet worth 135,000 won the pot without further resistance.

Tyler Groth1,500,000-75,000
Darren Taylor1,400,00045,000
Jonathan Zarin880,000-100,000
Igor Sharaskin880,00080,000
Allan Le670,000-55,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:50 PM Local Time
Zarin Doubles Again

After the elimination of Adam Brown in sixth, Jonathan Zarin joked, "Does anybody have more than me?" knowing he was the shortest stack. But he's climbing back. Shortly after doubling through Allan Le, Zarin found another stack at which to take aim: Darren Taylor's.

Taylor min-raised from the button, and Zarin three-bet, announcing, "Pot," to make it 280,000. Taylor had some serious troubles figuring what to do, counting his own stack and contemplating about his decision. He eventually called.

The flop     brought the expected action. Zarin moved all in for 170,000, and Taylor quickly called. "I've got seven," Zarin said, likely feeling he was ahead after making trips with his dangler .

Jonathan Zarin:     
Darren Taylor:     

Zarin indeed was ahead, and the   on the turn provided him with the best possible service. "Kings full," Zarin announced, ensured he was about to double. Nothing could change the outcome of the hand anymore, but the dealer did the required formality and turned over the   river.

Darren Taylor1,355,000-480,000
Jonathan Zarin980,000520,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:39 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:38 PM Local Time
Taylor Takes from Sharaskin

Allan Le raised to 65,000 from the button and picked up calls by Tyler Groth in the small blind and Darren Taylor in the big blind. The trio checked the     flop and the   turn, before Groth also checked the   river. Taylor bet 140,000, and both opponents folded.

In the last hand of the level, Taylor limped in from the small blind, and Igor Sharaskin raised to 90,000, which Taylor called. He then checked the     flop, and Sharaskin continued for 80,000. Taylor called.

After two checks on the   turn, Taylor bet the   river for 200,000 after plenty of consideration, and Sharaskin quickly tossed in a single chip for the call. Taylor turned over      for a flush and claimed the pot.

Darren Taylor1,835,000485,000
Tyler Groth1,575,00055,000
Igor Sharaskin800,000-300,000
Allan Le725,000-10,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:29 PM Local Time
Zarin Dodges Elimination, Beats Kings

Jonathan Zarin raised pot from the small blind, and Allan Le put him at risk. Both players were willing to clash, so their chips went in quickly as Zarin faced elimination, playing his last 230,000.

Jonathan Zarin:     
Allan Le:     

The       board paired every card in Zarin's hand, leaving Le's kings second to aces and tens. Zarin notched a double but still remains the shortest stack at the table.

Allan Le735,000-175,000
Jonathan Zarin460,000185,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:23 PM Local Time
Adam Brown Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,090)

Adam Brown

Adam Brown raised the pot to 105,000 with 190,000 behind, and Igor Sharaskin called out of the big blind. On the     flop, Sharaskin bet the pot, and Brown reluctantly called all in.

Adam Brown:     
Igor Sharaskin:     

Neither the   turn nor the   river improved Brown, and he tapped the table in defeat, said, "Nice hand," and grabbed his belongings. Brown collected $30,090 for his efforts, and the top five now have at least $40,862 apiece locked up.

Igor Sharaskin1,100,000205,000
Adam Brown0-545,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:21 PM Local Time
Le Takes From Taylor

Darren Taylor raised to 60,000, and Allan Le called in the big blind. Le check-called a bet of 60,000 on the     flop, and the   fell on the turn. Le checked again, and Taylor bet 170,000, which Le called.

After the   river, both players checked, and Le showed      for a flush, while Taylor flashed a queen-high straight.

Darren Taylor1,350,000-185,000
Allan Le910,000240,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:15 PM Local Time
Quad Aces Paid for Taylor

Darren Taylor and Jonathan Zarin showed an ordinary start to a hand, but a not-so-ordinary finish.

Taylor raised to 70,000, and Zarin called from the big blind. So far, so standard, and nothing changed on the     flop, as both players checked.

The turn was the  , and Zarin checked again. Taylor made a delayed continuation bet, sliding forward 60,000. Zarin called.

Zarin remained passive on the   river, and Taylor asked the dealer about the size of the pot; she confirmed it was 275,000. Taylor ultimately bet out 215,000, raising a, "How much?" question from Zarin.

Zarin called, and Taylor said just one word: "Quads."

He indeed had four-of-a-kind, showing     . Zarin couldn't believe it, briefly flipping over his      with the unknown cards believed to be   . Zarin was upset about what had just happened, leaning back in his chair. "He just hits the ace," he added in frustration.

Darren Taylor1,535,000235,000
Jonathan Zarin275,000-360,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:04 PM Local Time
Groth and Le Meet Twice

Allan Le raised to 65,000, and Tyler Groth in the small blind as well as Darren Taylor in the big blind called. On the     flop, all three players checked. Groth bet the   turn for 100,000, and Taylor folded. Le called. After the   river, Groth bet 175,000, and Le reluctantly folded.

The very next hand, Le opened, and Groth asked, "Sixty-five (thousand) again?" which was confirmed. Groth called on the button, and both blinds got out of the way. The flop came    , and Le checked, then called a bet of 50,000 by Groth. The   turn brought no betting action, and Le bet the   river for 80,000.

Groth called and announced a full house, rolling over     . Le mucked his cards, and Groth pulled away further at the top of the counts.

Tyler Groth1,520,000650,000
Allan Le670,000-410,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time
Daniel Spencer Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,456)

Daniel Spencer

Under the gun, Darren Taylor raised to 70,000. A streak of folds followed, but small blind Daniel Spencer was ready to go. He announced, "Pot," and as he had just under a pot-sized reraise left, he was all in for 225,000.

"How much is it for me to call?" asked Taylor, and when he was met with the numbers, he called.

Daniel Spencer:     
Darren Taylor:     

Spencer was dealt double-suited connectors, but one of his suits was out of play due Spencers bigger clubs.

The       board was nothing but a blank, leaving Taylor's starting hand ahead.

"Ace-high wins," Adam Brown summed up the action as the table congratulated Spencer for his result. He was eliminated in seventh place, collecting $22,456 at the payout desk. The remaining players are locked into earning just over $30,000 apiece, at least.

Darren Taylor1,300,000280,000
Daniel Spencer0-295,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:48 PM Local Time
Zarin Jams Into Taylor

Darren Taylor limped in from the button, Igor Sharaskin called in the small blind, and Jonathan Zarin checked his option in the big blind. On the     flop, Sharaskin checked, and Zarin bet 85,000. Taylor was the only caller, and Zarin then checked the   on the turn.

Taylor bet 80,000, and Zarin check-raised all in. Taylor, who hails from Northern Ireland, glanced over at the shove of more than 250,000 and sent his cards into the muck.

Darren Taylor1,020,000-195,000
Jonathan Zarin635,000225,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:38 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 15000/30000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:30 PM Local Time
Updated Counts After Level 24
Darren Taylor1,215,000135,000
Allan Le1,080,000-135,000
Igor Sharaskin895,0000
Tyler Groth870,00030,000
Adam Brown545,000-25,000
Jonathan Zarin410,00058,000
Daniel Spencer295,00075,000