Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:56 PM Local Time
Loeser Bubbles Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty
Manig Loeser raised to 215,000 leaving himself only a handful of big blinds behind. A short while ago he had doubled Taylor Black up, and a look seemingly of resigned inevitability came across Black's face as he moved all in. The remaining players folded, and after Loeser surveyed the remaining tables, he called.
The board came with the ace on the turn sending Loeser to the rail, narrowly missing out on the money in the second event of the 2018 WSOP. The remaining 37 players are all guaranteed $10,192.
|Taylor Black||950,000||290,000 |
|Manig Loeser||0||-260,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:49 PM Local Time
Black Doubles Through Loeser
Manig Loeser has been liberally swinging his big stack in the past hour to put the short stacks behind him at risk. From the cutoff, Loeser did it once more, but this time, Taylor Black called from the big blind for 322,000 total.
Even though railbird Niall Farrell called the four the "money card," there wasn't a penny for Loeser as the board ran out . The German high roller slipped to 260,000 in the process.
|Taylor Black||660,000||360,000 |
|Manig Loeser||260,000||-260,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:40 PM Local Time
Sangha Doubles on Money Bubble
Allan Le moved all in on the button and Harsukhpaul Sangha moved all in for his last 132,000 in the small blind. The big blind folded and the pair waited for hands at other tables to conclude before the cards were turned over.
There was a small sweat for Sangha on the flop, but the runout was safe for him and he doubled up.
|Harsukhpaul Sangha||270,000||70,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:35 PM Local Time
Palmer Takes a Bounty and Doubles
Alan Mastic and Ben Palmer were both all-in and at risk as Bryn Kenney had them both covered with his stack and had called.
The board ran out - the pocket nines of Palmer were enough to take Mastic out and earn a double-up from Kenney. The 21,000 side pot and the bounty was sent Palmer's way and after counting out his stack, Kenny had to pay Palmer 84,000. With the elimination of Mastic, there are now 38 players left and hand-for-hand play has started.
|Bryn Kenney||877,000||17,000 |
|Alan Mastic||0||-180,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:28 PM Local Time
Black Doubles Before the Bubble
A player in middle position moved all in for around 200,000 and Taylor Black moved all in for 145,000 in the next position. The remaining players folded and the cards were turned over, with Black in a strong position holding against his opponent's
The board came with pocket jacks holding and Black doubling up.
|Taylor Black||300,000||130,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:20 PM Local Time
Fox Over a Million
Marc Macdonnell raised to 24,000 and Elio Fox shoved all in from the small blind. The player in the big blind looked at his cards and then also decided to go all-in with the smaller stack. Macdonnell got out of their way.
The board ran out - the ace on the flop meant that Fox collected another bounty and his stack is now standing at around 1,200,000.
|Elio Fox||1,200,000||310,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:18 PM Local Time
Racener Doubles Through Black
Taylor Black raised to 25,000 from the hijack and was met by a shove of John Racener for 144,000 in the big blind. Black called.
The board ran out - no danger for Racener as he doubled up.
|John Racener||302,000||92,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:15 PM Local Time
Action Slows Down
With the bubble looming, action has slown down to a crawl, resulting in just one bustout in the past fifteen minutes. 40 players are left, 37 of them will finish in the money.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:14 PM Local Time
|Elio Fox||890,000||250,000 |
|Bryn Kenney||860,000||170,000 |
|Justin Young||570,000||170,000 |
|Alex Foxen||550,000||-20,000 |
|Joe Cada||510,000||-10,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:09 PM Local Time
Cada Doubles Through Daher
Albert Daher was the big stack at the table, and he open-jammed from the cutoff to isolate three shorter stacks in late position. The button folded and Joe Cada had a decision in the small blind. He eventually moved all in himself and the big blind folded.
"Pair?" asked Daher.
The flop came giving no help to Cada. The turn was the giving him additional straight outs, which he duly took advantage of on the river, giving him a wheel and left an exasperated-looking Daher looking to the heavens before counting out his opponent's double-up.
|Joe Cada||520,000||340,000 |
|Albert Daher||190,000||-260,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:02 PM Local Time
Close to the Bubble
With 41 players at the moment, the bubble is looming as 37 players will be in the money. Hand-for-hand play is expected to start shortly.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:59 PM Local Time
Foxen and Wong Clash
Danny Wong raised to 22,000 from mid-position and was called by Alex Foxen in the cutoff.
The flop brought them the , Wong continued with a bet of 43,000 and Foxen called once more.
They both checked through the on the turn to the on the river. Wong now checked, Foxen bet 67,000. Wong contemplated his options and then raised to 175,000. Foxen asked the dealer for a count and the dealer confirmed the amount. Foxen grabbed some chips, looked at his cards again and reluctantly folded.
The hand after that, Wong raised to 22,000 again but now from early position, Foxen three-bet to 70,000 from the hijack and everyone else folded including Wong.
|Alex Foxen||570,000||-110,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:58 PM Local Time
No Comeback for Israelashvili
Left with crumbs after the hand against John Racener, Roland Israelashvili waited patiently before sticking the last bits in. Racener made a small raise to 30,000 on the button and the big blind called.
Both players checked the flop. The big blind bet 21,000 on the turn and Racener called, but another 21,000 on the river was folded by Racener.
The big blind showed , Israelashvili had and was gone shortly before the money.
|Roland Israelashvili||0||-18,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:57 PM Local Time
Sangha Takes From Cada
Joe Cada opened from middle position and Harsukhpaul Sangha defended his small blind.
The flop came and Sangha check-called a bet of 24,000. Sangha then checked dark before the turn was dealt. Cada checked back, and the pair checked down the river.
Sangha showed and that was good enough to take down the pot.
|Harsukhpaul Sangha||200,000||-70,000 |
|Joe Cada||180,000||180,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:43 PM Local Time
Racener Doubles Through Israelashvili
"It's a set up," said Roland Israelashvili, holding against the of John Racener. Israelashvili was on the button, while his opponent was in the small blind.
The board ran out and Racener doubled up, leaving Israelashvili with around two big blinds as the level ticked over.
|John Racener||210,000||70,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||18,000||-112,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:43 PM Local Time
Another Bounty for Blair
The board read and Eric Blair was up for a decision as his opponent had gone all-in after he checked. After some careful consideration, he decided to call.
Blair had flopped top pair so just needed to avoid another jack or ten to not have to double his opponent up and take the bounty.
The rest of the board was completed with the on the turn and the on the river. No danger as the pot and the bounty was awarded to Blair.
|Eric Blair||450,000||100,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:34 PM Local Time
|Bryn Kenney||690,000||65,000 |
|Alex Foxen||680,000||240,000 |
|Albert Daher||450,000||310,000 |
|Justin Young||400,000||165,000 |
|Eric Blair||350,000||-10,000 |
|Ben Heath||280,000||-55,000 |
|Paul Volpe||160,000||-90,000 |
|Daniel Strelitz||150,000||-10,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||130,000||35,000 |
|Antoine Saout||115,000||-85,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:30 PM Local Time
Fox Busts Johnson
Elio Fox opened to 17,000 on the button and Chris Johnson three-bet all in from the big blind for 208,000. Fox called.
There was a queen on the flop, and Johnson was drawing dead on the turn. The river was the and Fox added another bounty to his stack as his table broke. There are now 54 players remaining and only 37 places paid.
|Elio Fox||640,000||140,000 |
|Chris Johnson||0||-220,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:28 PM Local Time
Kenney Doubles Hill Up
John Racener raised to 6,000 from the button. Jeff Hill shoved for 56,000 in total from the small blind. Bryn Kenney (big blind) also shoved with the much bigger stack. Racener thought about it for a bit but opted to fold.
The board ran out - no danger for Hill as he doubled up.
|Bryn Kenney||700,000||40,000 |
|Jeff Hill||120,000||120,000 |
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:16 PM Local Time
Half Million for Fox
After a player shoved all in for 28,000, Elio Fox called from the cutoff, John Racener called on the button and Chris Johnson called as well from the small blind.
With one player at risk, the flop came down and Fox bet 30,000. Racener folded and Johnson called. Both active players checked the on the turn.
The rolled off on the river and Johnson opted for a bet of 60,000. Fox, the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion, made a swift call with and the eight kicker played as Johnson tabled the inferior . The all-in player had a king-high and was eliminated.
|Elio Fox||500,000||500,000 |
|Chris Johnson||220,000||220,000 |
|John Racener||140,000||-150,000 |