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 Groth||2,850,000||-235,000 |
|Allan Le||1,780,000||300,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||650,000||-75,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:39 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
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 Groth||3,085,000||15,000 |
|Allan Le||1,480,000||-120,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||725,000||-200,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:38 PM Local Time
Darren Taylor Eliminated in 4th Place ($56,224)
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.
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 Le||1,600,000||595,000 |
|Darren Taylor||0||-920,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 5:32 PM Local Time
Igor Sharaskin Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,862)
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.
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 Groth||3,070,000||1,320,000 |
|Igor Sharaskin||0||-640,000 |
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 Groth||1,750,000||250,000 |
|Allan Le||1,005,000||140,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||925,000||45,000 |
|Darren Taylor||920,000||-290,000 |
|Igor Sharaskin||640,000||-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 Taylor||1,210,000||-190,000 |
|Allan Le||865,000||195,000 |
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 Groth||1,500,000||-75,000 |
|Darren Taylor||1,400,000||45,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||880,000||-100,000 |
|Igor Sharaskin||880,000||80,000 |
|Allan Le||670,000||-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 .
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 Taylor||1,355,000||-480,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||980,000||520,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:39 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
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 Taylor||1,835,000||485,000 |
|Tyler Groth||1,575,000||55,000 |
|Igor Sharaskin||800,000||-300,000 |
|Allan Le||725,000||-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.
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 Le||735,000||-175,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||460,000||185,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:23 PM Local Time
Adam Brown Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,090)
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.
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 Sharaskin||1,100,000||205,000 |
|Adam Brown||0||-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 Taylor||1,350,000||-185,000 |
|Allan Le||910,000||240,000 |
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 Taylor||1,535,000||235,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||275,000||-360,000 |
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 Groth||1,520,000||650,000 |
|Allan Le||670,000||-410,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 4:00 PM Local Time
Daniel Spencer Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,456)
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.
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 Taylor||1,300,000||280,000 |
|Daniel Spencer||0||-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 Taylor||1,020,000||-195,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||635,000||225,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:38 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:30 PM Local Time
Updated Counts After Level 24
|Darren Taylor||1,215,000||135,000 |
|Allan Le||1,080,000||-135,000 |
|Igor Sharaskin||895,000||0 |
|Tyler Groth||870,000||30,000 |
|Adam Brown||545,000||-25,000 |
|Jonathan Zarin||410,000||58,000 |
|Daniel Spencer||295,000||75,000 |