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Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:31 AM Local Time
Politano's All-In Gets Through
Bruno Politano was on the button and he announced "pot," making it 42,000. Jesse Chinni looked at Politano's stack, and then confirmed with the Brazilian 888 Ambassador that Politano had started with around 100,000. Chinni decided to defend his big blind, calling.
The flop fell and Chinni checked to Politano, who declared he was all in. Chinni folded instantly and Politano raked in the pot, earning "Vamos!" from his railbirds.
|Jesse Chinni||220,000||-57,000 |
|Bruno Politano||150,000||15,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:25 AM Local Time
Patience is the Key
We've yet to see a major collision on Table 2 today. There hasn't been any three-bets yet and the vast majority of the pots have been won with a single bet.
Every chip matters and the players know it. They're showing some great awareness so far, trying to avoid any unnecessary damage.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:17 AM Local Time
Daniel Spencer Doubles Through Casey Carroll
Casey Carroll raised to 32,000 in the cutoff and Daniel Spencer three-bet to 90,000 on the button, with Carroll calling. On the flop, Carroll bet 100,000 and Spencer moved all in, and Carroll quickly called the shove.
The turn and river were both blanks and Spencer doubled for 253,000. Adam Brown added "wow, sick hold," while Spencer raked in the pot.
|Daniel Spencer||704,000||349,000 |
|Casey Carroll||370,000||-330,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:13 AM Local Time
Table 2 in Full Swing
If anyone could afford to arrive late, it was Igor Sharaskin. The chip leader missed the first 10 minutes of play, and the floor person asked other players at the table if they knew him. "Can you text him?" he asked.
Jesse Chinni joked about the situation. "We're not gonna text him," and the table burst into laughter.
However, Sharaskin has now taken his seat, ready to continue his hunt for the bracelet.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:12 AM Local Time
Spencer Gets Involved Early on
Daniel Spencer raised to 25,000 from the cutoff and Allan Le called in the big blind. On the flop, Le checked and folded to a bet worth 29,000.
A few hands later, Casey Carroll and Spencer were in a battle of the blinds and Carroll check-called a bet of 26,000 on the flop. Both checked the turn before Carroll's bet of 22,000 on the river won the pot uncontested.
|Casey Carroll||700,000||33,000 |
|Daniel Spencer||355,000||-44,000 |
Thursday, June 15, 2017 11:03 AM Local Time
Cards Are in the Air
Play is underway. Chip leader Igor Sharaskin has not arrived as yet, while all of the other 10 finalists have unbagged their chips and are already in action.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:03 AM Local Time
Only 11 Players Remain for Final Day of Event 25
After two days and 20 one-hour levels, the field of 1,058 entries in Event #25: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha has been whittled down to the last 11 hopefuls. All are guaranteed at least $10,129 for their efforts, however all eyes are set on the first-place payout of $179,126 and the gold bracelet that comes along with it.
Leading the finalists by a wide margin is Igor Sharaskin with 1,470,000, who holds more than two times as many chips as nearest challenger Casey Carroll (667,000), while Tyler Groth (577,000) completes the overnight podium. Sharaskin finished third in Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha for $102,045 out of a massive field of 3,186 players to reach back-to-back final tables in PLO events here in Las Vegas.
One of the 11 remaining players already knows how to lift a bracelet in the air for winner pictures: Allan Le won the $1,500 Mixed PLO/8; Omaha/8; and Big O in 2016 for $189,223 and sits in fourth place overall with 504,000. Other notables still in contention include UK's Darren Taylor (350,000), Jonathan Zarin (333,000) and 888 Ambassador Bruno "Foster" Politano (135,000). Zarin finished 21st for $7,443 in the very same $565 PLO Event as Sharaskin less than one week ago.
The action will resume at noon local time with blinds of 6,000/12,000 and spectators can watch over in the Brasilia room on the last two tables and feature table. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action from the floor until a winner is crowned.
Day 3 Seat Assignments
|Brasilia||1||5||Casey Carroll||United States||667,000|
|Brasilia||1||6||Daniel Spencer||United States||399,000|
|Brasilia||1||7||Jonathan Zarin||United States||333,000|
|Brasilia||1||8||Adam Brown||United States||292,000|
|Brasilia||1||9||Allan Le||United States||504,000|
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|Brasilia||2||1||Tyler Groth||United States||577,000|
|Brasilia||2||2||Mark Zullo||United States||289,000|
|Brasilia||2||8||Darren Taylor||United Kingdom||350,000|
|Brasilia||2||9||Jesse Chinni||United States||277,000|