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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 3:24 PM Local Time
Break For the Last Seven

The remaining seven players have been sent into their second 15-minute break of the day.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:22 PM Local Time
Mark Zullo Eliminated in 8th Place ($16,986)

Mark Zullo

Aces don't seem to be the winning hand on this final table. All players who have departed so far fell while holding the bullets in their hands. That also applied to the most recent casualty, Mark Zullo.

Zullo was in the third position and he raised pot, leaving himself only 13,000 behind. Igor Sharaskin called from the big blind and put his opponent at risk when the     appeared in the middle of the table. Zullo had no option but call.

Mark Zullo:     
Igor Sharaskin:     

Zullo had flopped the top set but he needed to fade another club to stay ahead. The dealer was against that, though as he revealed the   on the turn, completing Sharaskin's flush draw. Zullo now hoped for the board pairing, but the   was a blank shot.

Mark Zullo walked away in the last hand before the break, taking $16,986 for eighth place. The remaining players are guaranteed at least $22,456.

Igor Sharaskin895,000-125,000
Mark Zullo0-105,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:21 PM Local Time
Zullo Pays Off Groth

Mark Zullo limped in from the cutoff, and Tyler Groth checked his option in the big blind. On the     flop, Groth checked, and Zullo bet 25,000 in order to pick up a call by Groth.

The same action repeated on the   turn, with a check, a bet of 60,000, and a call, before Groth bet the   river for 125,000.

Zullo was in the think tank for a minute and sighed, then called the bet with less than that behind. Groth announced a full house and rolled over      for kings over treys, which was good enough to win the pot.

Tyler Groth840,000199,000
Mark Zullo105,000-220,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:16 PM Local Time
Brown Spikes a Three

Neighbors on the final table, Mark Zullo and Adam Brown faced off in a pot while sitting in the blinds.

Zullo limped from the small blind, and Brown checked his option in the big. They both checked the     flop, keeping the pot small.

The turn card was the  , and Zullo bet 25,000. Brown called.

Zullo bet out another 60,000 on the   river, and he received a snap-call. Zullo showed a bluff with     , while Brown's      improved to a full house on the turn, likely making the call-down much easier for him.

Adam Brown570,000110,000
Mark Zullo325,000-168,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:11 PM Local Time
Groth Takes from Zullo; Sharaskin from Taylor

Mark Zullo raised to 55,000, and Tyler Groth three-bet the pot to 201,000 on the button. Zullo double-checked the remaining stack of Groth and called, before checking the     flop. Groth immediately moved all in, and Zullo folded after brief consideration to get shown     .

One hand later, Darren Taylor limped in, and Igor Sharaskin raised to 72,000, which Taylor called. The flop came    , and Taylor checked. Sharaskin continued for 76,000, and that ended the hand right there.

Darren Taylor1,080,000-70,000
Igor Sharaskin1,020,00079,000
Tyler Groth641,000237,000
Mark Zullo493,000-107,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Thursday, June 15, 2017 3:06 PM Local Time
Casey Carroll Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,026)

Casey Carroll

Right after the elimination of Bruno Politano, Casey Carroll raised the pot out of the small blind, and Tyler Groth reraised all in. Carroll called all in for slightly less.

Casey Carroll:     
Tyler Groth:     

"Oh my god," Groth sighed, but his emotions suddenly changed on the     flop when he improved to a set. One ace remained in the deck, and Carroll also had a gutshot straight draw to avoid elimination. However, both the   turn and   river were blanks.

The stacks were counted, and Carroll had 174,000. Groth had that covered with 230,000, and Carroll was eliminated in ninth place for $13,026. All eight remaining players are guaranteed at least $16,986 for their efforts now.

Tyler Groth404,000217,000
Casey Carroll0-227,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:56 PM Local Time
Bruno Politano Eliminated in 10th Place ($10,129)

Bruno Politano

Coming back for the final day with the shortest stack, Bruno Politano fought bravely but his tally eventually couldn't last longer than until the unofficial final table.

Politano's final hand started with Allan Le's open from the lowjack. Le raised to 52,000 and Politano shoved all in from the button. He cut his chips so that everyone could make a quick count, and it was 179,000 total. Le didn't hesitate and called.

Bruno Politano:     
Allan Le:     

Politano had aces but Le held double suited one-gappers, seeking a drawy flop to have a chance for the knockout.

Le got more than that as the dealer rolled over the    , hurting Politano's feelings. "He flopped a flush," Politano informed his fans in the rail, with a heart-broken voice.

The turn   left Politano drawing that as he knew he was going to depart in 10th place before the   landed on the river. The 888 Ambassador picked up $10,129 for his efforts and the tournament continues with the official nine-handed final table.

Allan Le1,215,000205,000
Bruno Politano0-310,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:47 PM Local Time
Zarin Doubles Through Taylor

Still shaking after the recent massive encounter, Darren Taylor raised to 52,000 from the hijack, only to see button Jonathan Zarin move all in for 158,000.

Taylor asked for a count, then called, and the cards were turned over.

Jonathan Zarin:     
Darren Taylor:     

Zarin's spades were higher Taylor's, strengthening his already-better hand. The board, however, wouldn't provide flush for any of the players, as only red cards hit the felt. The dealer revealed the      , improving Zarin's hand to a king-high straight.

Darren Taylor1,150,000-254,000
Jonathan Zarin352,000167,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:34 PM Local Time
Massive Double for Taylor

Darren Taylor

In a three-way limped pot on a     flop, Tyler Groth in the small blind, Darren Taylor in the big blind, and Mark Zullo checked to see the   on the turn. Groth checked, Taylor bet 26,000, and Zullo called before Groth also called. The   on the river saw a bet of 100,000 by Groth and a fold by Taylor, who was shown    for the straight flush by Groth.

The very next hand, Groth limped the button, and Taylor raised to 96,000 in the small blind. Groth called, and the flop fell    . Taylor checked, Groth bet 216,000, and Taylor subsequently check-raised all in. Groth asked for a count, and Taylor was at risk for 594,000, which Groth called by tossing in a single chip.

Darren Taylor:     
Tyler Groth:     

"He got kings and the six. The guy is dead, let's fucking go," the British rail of Taylor said. Technically, Groth was not drawing dead but needed running treys for quads to avoid a huge setback. The   turn locked things up for Taylor, and the   river was a mere formality.

Darren Taylor1,404,000604,000
Tyler Groth187,000-638,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:20 PM Local Time
Small Pots Toward the End of Level 23

While we saw some big moves during the first part of Level 23, the remaining 15 minutes were quiet. The biggest pot that emerged was when Allan Le raised to 45,000 and received two calls from Mark Zullo and Bruno Politano. Zullo called a tiny bet on the flop before firing 100,000 himself on the turn, taking down the pot.

Other than that, the play has been steady.

Jostens Fan Collection
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:09 PM Local Time
A Double for Spencer

After a few raise-and-take-its and a small pot for Tyler Groth in a battle of the blinds against Darren Taylor, it was Daniel Spencer who put his tournament life on the line. Spencer raised to 70,000, and Igor Sharaskin called in the big blind.

The flop fell    , and Sharaskin bet 150,000. Spencer called all in for his last 47,000.

Daniel Spencer:     
Igor Sharaskin:     

Both had flopped tens and sixes, but Spencer had a redraw to the straight and immediately got there with the   turn. Sharaskin could still chop it with a ten or six, but the   river was a blank, and Spencer doubled.

Igor Sharaskin941,000-92,000
Daniel Spencer244,000134,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:04 PM Local Time
Brown Scores a Double Through Zarin

Jonathan Zarin raised to 45,000 from the hijack and small blind Adam Brown announced "pot." The dealer informed him that the price was 155,000, and action returned to Zarin who called.

The flop brought the     and Brown put in the remaining chips he had left, earning a quick call from Zarin.

Adam Brown:     
Jonathan Zarin:     

Brown was in very solid shape with the top pair on the rainbow board as Zarin had only a middle pair and no flush or straight draws. The   turn was a blank and so was the   river. Zarin dropped more than a half of his stack in that hand.

Adam Brown460,000210,000
Jonathan Zarin185,000-295,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:57 PM Local Time
Sharaskin Back Above a Million

Tyler Groth raised to 45,000 and was called by Igor Sharaskin in the hijack, Mark Zullo in the small blind and Adam Brown in the big blind. The flop of     was checked to Sharaskin, who bet 125,000. Only Zullo called and checked again the   turn. Sharaskin bet almost the size of the pot with 308,000 behind and Zullo folded.

Igor Sharaskin1,033,000215,000
Mark Zullo600,000-150,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:51 PM Local Time
Does Anyone Really Like a Chopped Pot?

Allan Le raised to 46,000 from middle position and Casey Carroll, the shortest stack at the table, moved all in for what looked to be 122,000. The exact count wasn't needed at that point as Le called within seconds.

Casey Carroll:     
Allan Le:     

The     flop increased chances for a split and the   turn and   river confirmed the tie.

On the very next hand, Carroll opened to 70,000 and faced Igor Sharaskin, who check-folded to Carroll's all-in on a     flop. Carroll flipped over kings.

Allan Le930,000130,000
Casey Carroll227,00075,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:43 PM Local Time
Spencer Gets Short

The action has slowed down after the double of Bruno Politano.

In one recent hand, Allan Le check-called a bet of 35,000 from Darren Taylor on the cutoff after a flop of    , then the   turn and   river were checked through. Le showed      and won the pot with two pair.

In another, Igor Sharaskin opened to 45,000 in the hijack and Mark Zullo called in the small blind. Zullo check-folded the     flop to a bet of 55,000.

The next hand after that, Tyler Groth raised to 45,000 from early position and Sharaskin called, as did Daniel Spencer in the big blind. Spencer checked the     flop and Groth claimed the pot with a bet of 100,000 as both opponents folded.

Spencer raised the pot from the small blind the next hand and claimed the chips.

Tyler Groth825,000105,000
Allan Le800,0005,000
Darren Taylor800,000-83,000
Mark Zullo750,0005,000
Daniel Spencer110,000-35,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:42 PM Local Time
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:34 PM Local Time
Brazil Remains Here

Bruno Politano

Bruno Politano was in middle position and he raised pot, making it 70,000. Action folded to Jonathan Zarin in the big blind, who asked Politano about his chip stack. "One-hundred-and-fifty total," Politano replied.

Zarin called and     landed on the flop. Zarin didn't wait and shoved all in and Politano called.

Bruno Politano:     
Jonathan Zarin:     

Politano's tournament life was on the line as Zarin had flopped a set of sevens. Politano's disappointment didn't last long, however, as the   appeared on the turn.

"Jack is good!" shouted the Brazilian November Niner. The   on the river brought another set for Zarin, but that didn't matter.

"We got it! Brazil here!" celebrated Politano with genuine excitement, adding other weird noises similar to something you can hear in the Amazon rainforest.

Jonathan Zarin480,000-125,000
Bruno Politano310,000173,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:23 PM Local Time
Updated Counts After Level 22
Darren Taylor883,0000
Igor Sharaskin818,000-44,000
Allan Le795,000-55,000
Mark Zullo745,000-35,000
Tyler Groth720,0000
Jonathan Zarin605,000-28,000
Adam Brown250,0000
Casey Carroll152,000-32,000
Daniel Spencer145,00010,000
Bruno Politano137,000-33,000
Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:09 PM Local Time
Let Them Catch a Breath for 15 Minutes

Players are now on a 15-minute break.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:08 PM Local Time
Groth and Taylor Claim Pots before the Break

Allan le raised to 36,000 and Tyler Groth called in the small blind, then bet the     flop for 35,000. Le called and the   turn saw another bet worth 60,000 by Groth, which Le called. Groth checked the   river and Le checked behind to get shown      for a full house by Groth.

In the last hand of the level, Adam Brown limped in and Groth called on the button, as did Darren Taylor and Igor Sharashkin in the blinds. The flop fell     and the action checked to Groth, who bet 32,000. Taylor check-raised to 118,000 and forced folds all around, triggering cheers from his rail.

Darren Taylor883,000133,000
Allan Le850,000-150,000
Tyler Groth720,000-100,000
Adam Brown250,000-16,000