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

Friday, June 30, 2017 to Sunday, July 02, 2017

Event #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $443,250
  • Entries: 197
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:34 PM Local Time
Ashton Griffin Wins in Big O

Big O

Ashton Griffin raised to 35,000 from the button and Jerry Wong called in the big blind.

The flop came    .

Wong check-called a bet of 40,000 and the turn was the  . Again Wong check-called, this time for a bet of 85,000. Wong checked the   on the river.

Griffin announced pot and Wong folded.

Jerry Wong840,000-110,000
Ashton Griffin705,000210,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:24 PM Local Time
Griffin Gets a Squeeze Through

Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw

Jerry Wong opened with a raise to 30,000 from the cutoff. Jens Lakemeier called from the button. Andrew Kelsall thought for a moment, then followed along with a call from the small blind. Ashton Griffin then thought for a moment and announced a pot, making it 150,000 to play.

Wong let his hand go. Lakemeier thought for about a minute then folded as well. Kelsall followed suit and folded as well, and that allowed Griffin to take in the big pot.

"I was thinking about doing that," Kelsall said after the hand. "Good thing I didn't."

Jerry Wong950,000-40,000
Ashton Griffin495,000145,000
Jens Lakemeier410,000-40,000
Andrew Kelsall235,0005,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:20 PM Local Time
Blind on Blind Battles

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo

In the last few hands, players have been battling from the blind positions.

Hand #1: Ashton Griffin raised to 36,000 from the small blind. Jason Stockfish called from the big.

On the     flop Griffin led for 36,000 and Stockfish folded.

Hand #2: Stockfish raised from the small blind to 36,000 and Jerry Wong folded his big blind.

Hand #3: Wong limped in from the small blind and Jens Lakemeier checked his option from the big blind. On the     flop, Wong led out for 12,000. Lakemeier called.

The turn was the   and Wong slowed down and checked. Lakemeier put out a bet of 42,000 and Wong let his hand go.

Jerry Wong990,000-10,000
Jens Lakemeier450,00080,000
Ashton Griffin350,000-50,000
Jason Stockfish340,000-120,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:04 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 4000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:04 PM Local Time
Ashton Griffin Doubles Up

5 Card Draw

Ashton Griffin raised to 25,000 and Jens Lakemeier called. Lakemeier drew three and Griffin one.

Lakemeier checked and Griffin bet 50,000. Lakemeier check-raised his opponent to 163,000. Griffin moved all in for 175,500 and Lakemeier called.

Griffin showed       for a straight, beating the       of Lakemeier.

Ashton Griffin400,000120,000
Jens Lakemeier370,000-270,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 2:02 PM Local Time
Jerry Wong Up Over One Million Chips

5 Card Draw

Andrew Kelsall raised to 31,000 and Jerry Wong called in the big blind. Both players drew three.

Wong bet 100,000 and Kelsall called.

Wong showed       and Kelsall showed      .

Jerry Wong1,000,000290,000
Andrew Kelsall230,000-190,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:43 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jerry Wong710,00030,000
Jens Lakemeier640,000-5,000
Jason Stockfish460,000-130,000
Andrew Kelsall420,000180,000
Ashton Griffin280,000-50,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:28 PM Local Time
Kenneth Fitzgerald Eliminated in 6th Place ($16,793)

Kenneth Fitzgerald

No-Limit Hold'em

Ashton Griffin, from the cutoff, raised to 23,000. Action folded around to Kenneth Fitzgerald in the big and he moved all in for roughly 75,000. Griffin instantly called.


The board ran out       which gave Fitzgerald some extra outs on the flop, but never materialized. Fitzgerald will take home $16,793 for his sixth-place finish which is his biggest World Series of Poker cash so far.

Ashton Griffin330,00097,500
Kenneth Fitzgerald0-70,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:28 PM Local Time
"You Can Never Be Too Careful"

Big O

Jens Lakemeier limped from the small blind and Andrew Kelsall checked his option from the big blind.

Lakemeier led with a bet of 10,000 on the flop of     which Kelsall called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. On the   river, Lakemeier bet again, this time for 15,000. Kelsall made a face, then called. Lakemeier showed    as his best hand, but Kelsall flipped up       for the best full house, and it was good to take down the pot.

"You can never be too careful," Jerry Wong said after the hand.

"What do you want me to do?" Kelsall responded. "Raise?"

Wong smiled and shook his head.

Jens Lakemeier645,000-57,000
Andrew Kelsall240,00054,500
Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:13 PM Local Time
Kenneth Fitzgerald Gets Quartered

Big O

On the second hand of the day, Jason Stockfish raised to 25,000 from the button and Kenneth Fitzgerald announced pot from the big blind and raised to 64,000. Stockfish re-potted and the cards were turned over.


The board ran out      , giving both players two pairs with ace-king, and Stockfish an eight-six low.

Jason Stockfish590,00076,000
Kenneth Fitzgerald70,000-73,000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:08 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 3000
Sunday, July 2, 2017 11:57 AM Local Time
Third Time Lucky for Jason Stockfish at $2,500 Big Bet Mix Final Table?

Jason Stockfish

It's fitting that, in the inaugural $2,500 Big Bet Mix, someone will win their first World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Each of the final tablists has a story to tell and we'll start with the chipleader:

Jens Lakemeier comes into the day with 702,000 and is looking for the second-biggest live score of his career, which he can achieve with a win. Lakemeier has three tournament wins on his poker resume: in pot-limit Omaha, five-card hi-lo, and eight-game mix, and will be looking to secure the biggest profile win of his career to date.

Jerry Wong has 680,000 chips and has two WSOP final tables to his name. Most famous for making the 2016 November Nine, where he finished eighth, Wong has close to $3M in live earnings and will be looking to add to that with victory today.

Jason Stockfish with 514,000 chips has two runner-up finishes at the WSOP. Last year he finished second in the $1,500 Eight Game Mix while this year less than one month ago he finished second in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha. Stockfish will be looking to take down this tournament and go that one step further and secure his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Ashton Griffin has 232,500 in chips and is looking for his first WSOP final table since 2013. His deepest run came one year previously when he finished fifth in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw event for $55,482.

Andrew Kelsall has three final tables on his WSOP resume and has 185,500 in chips. This year, he has two including a third place in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Kenneth Fitzgerald is the short stack at the table and will come back with just 143,000 in chips. With just over $60K in lifetime earnings, he looks set to add to that with a deep run today.

Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout today to see who will be crowned the victor in the $2,500 Big Bet Mix.

SeatNameCountryChip count
1Jerry WongUnited States680,000
2Kenneth FitzgeraldUnited States143,000
3Jens LakemeierAustria702,000
4Andrew KelsallUnited States185,500
5Ashton GriffinUnited States232,500
6Jason StockfishUnited States514,000

First five levels of the day:

LevelGameAnteSmall BlindBig Blind
21NFLCD & 2-7NL3,0006,00012,000
 PLO - PLO8 - Big O - PLTD1,5005,00010,000
22NFLCD & 2-7NL4,0008,00016,000
 PLO - PLO8 - Big O - PLTD2,0006,00012,000
23NFLCD & 2-7NL5,00010,00020,000
 PLO - PLO8 - Big O - PLTD2,0008,00016,000
24NFLCD & 2-7NL6,00012,00024,000
 PLO - PLO8 - Big O - PLTD3,00010,00020,000
25NFLCD & 2-7NL8,00015,00030,000
 PLO - PLO8 - Big O - PLTD4,00012,00024,000