Monday, July 2, 2018 6:02 PM Local Time
James Calderaro entered the fray not long ago and immediately got involved in the action in a three-bet pot, in which Calderaro and his sole remaining opponent, Martin Carnero, invested 2,000 each. They checked the flop and the turn, and Calderaro check-folded to a bet of 3,000 on the river.
Further assorted counts can be found below.
|Martin Carnero||95,000||38,000 |
|Kevin Boudreau||90,000||36,000 |
|Govert Metaal||85,000||7,000 |
|Jake Schindler||75,000||23,500 |
|Josh Arieh||70,000||-5,000 |
|Florian Duta||68,000||68,000 |
|Jameson Painter||60,000||-16,500 |
|Ema Zajmovic||50,000||50,000 |
|James Calderaro||48,000||48,000 |
|Stephen Chidwick||41,000||4,200 |
|Maria Konnikova||40,000||-14,000 |
|Guillaume Diaz||25,000||-17,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:56 PM Local Time
Phan Gets Value From McKeehen
The board was and Joe McKeehen faced an 8,500 bet from Quyen Phan. The pot was already around 24,000 and McKeehen counted out the amount for a call.
As soon as McKeehen had counted it out, he put the chips back on his stack and took another peek at his cards. Then he decided to call and put the chips in, but he sent his hand to the muck when Phan showed him .
|Quyen Phan||80,000||28,000 |
|Joe McKeehen||38,000||-18,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:50 PM Local Time
Fraser Busts Andler Set Over Set
The action started with a raise to 750 by Brian Rast and Chris Fraser from one seat over bumped it up to 2,100. Christopher Andler called on the button and Rast also came along to see a flop of . Rast checked and Fraser bet 5,000. Andler raised it up to 15,000 and Rast quickly folded, but Fraser called.
On the turn, Fraser checked and Andler moved all in for what appeared to be 40,000, Fraser snap-called by tossing in a single chip.
While Andler flopped best, he only had one out to remain in contention with Fraser turning the superior set, and a blank on the river was of no help for the Swede. Fraser, in the meantime, has jumped up to more than three times the starting stack, trailing only Matt Berkey in the Gold section.
|Matt Berkey||180,000||60,000 |
|Chris Fraser||172,000||172,000 |
|Brian Rast||14,000||-36,000 |
|Christopher Andler||0||-80,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:46 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Randall Emmett||82,000||32,000 |
|Juha Helppi||66,250||-8,750 |
|Justin Bonomo||56,850||-5,650 |
|Chris Bolek||54,000||4,000 |
|Dejuante Alexander||46,000||-2,500 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:44 PM Local Time
Hachem Straightens Out His Opponent
A player in middle position limped in and Joe Hachem raised to 1,200 from the button. The small blind called and the middle-position player called behind. They went three-handed to the flop and the action checked around.
The turn was the and it checked to Hachem who bet 2,000. The small blind called and they went heads-up to the river. The small blind checked and Hachem bet 4,000. After giving it some thought, the player called and Hachem tabled for a turned straight to take the pot.
|Joe Hachem||68,000||8,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:43 PM Local Time
McKeehen's Jacks Get Paid
Joe McKeehen opened to 800 on the cutoff. Anderson Ireland in the small blind and John Beauprez in the big blind called.
A flop reading was dealt. Ireland and Beauprez checked. McKeehen bet 1,200 and Ireland was the only caller.
The turn came the and was checked through to the river. McKeehen threw in a bet of 4,200. His opponent called. McKeehen tabled to take down the pot and his opponent tossed his hand in the muck.
|Joe McKeehen||56,000||56,000 |
|Anderson Ireland||55,000||55,000 |
|John Beauprez||25,000||-1,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:42 PM Local Time
Griffin Eliminates Black, Adds to His Already Healthy Stack
The board read , Robert Black bet around 6,000, and Gavin Griffin moved him all in for his remaining 23,500. Black thought for a few moments and then made the call.
Black tabled for a pair of queens and Griffin turned over for the nut straight, eliminating Black and securing the pot.
Gavin Griffin is the first player ever to win a WSOP, WPT, and EPT event for a triple crown. He will be looking to make a deep run and add Main Event champ to his resume.
|Gavin Griffin||164,000||164,000 |
|Robert Black||0||0 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:36 PM Local Time
Frasca Keeps Building
John Beauprez opened to 800 under the gun. Quyen Phan, in middle position, called, along with Brian Frasca in the hijack, the player on the cutoff, and the blinds.
The flop came . The blinds checked and Beauprez bet 2,100. Phan and Frasca called, along with the player on the cutoff. The small blind folded and the big blind called.
The turn brought the . The player in the big blind, Beauprez, and Phan checked. Frasca bet 4,500. Phan was the only one to stick around with a call.
The river came the . Phan checked. Frasca fired 14,500 and Phan went deep into the tank, but proceeded to make the call. Frasca tabled for a rivered full house. Phan sent her hand to the muck.
|Brian Frasca||154,000||154,000 |
|Quyen Phan||52,000||-23,000 |
|John Beauprez||26,000||-26,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:35 PM Local Time
Turner Busts Hauptman
Two players departed in quick succession over on Table 461 and one of the vacated seats was soon filled by Thomas Lutz, while Jonathan Little remains on the same table with below starting stack. Responsible for the second elimination was Dann Turner, who held up with on a queen-high board. The cards of Michael Hauptman were already in the muck.
|Dann Turner||65,000||65,000 |
|Thomas Lutz||41,000||41,000 |
|Jonathan Little||36,000||-14,000 |
|Roger Jensen||0||0 |
|Michael Hauptman||0||0 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:32 PM Local Time
Seymour Calls With Two Pair
Antonio Payne raised to 900 from late position and Richard Seymour called from the button. The player in the small blind called as well and the flop came down.
All three players checked on the flop to see the turn and the big blind checked to Payne. Payne put in a bet of 1,000 and Seymour raised to 3,000. The player in the big blind folded and the action was back on Payne and he went for a three-bet of 10,200. Seymour took his time and called.
The river was the and Payne lead out for 12,000. Seymour called and Payne rolled over . Seymour then tabled for two pair and he took down the pot.
One table over, Jennifer Harman sat down and she seems to have lost some chips already.
|Richard Seymour||51,000||23,000 |
|Jen Harman||42,000||42,000 |
|Antonio Payne||17,000||-1,800 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:27 PM Local Time
Gavin Scoops a Pot
There was already close to 8,000 in the main pot on a board. The action checked to Lexy Gavin who bet 4,100 and a player in middle position called.
They went heads-up to the river and the player checked. Gavin threw out a bet of 7,100 and her opponent quickly folded.
|Lexy Gavin||62,000||5,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:20 PM Local Time
Pupillo's Kicker is Best
A player in late position limped in and the player on the button raised to 2,200. Nick Pupillo called from the small blind and the late-position player called.
They went three-handed to the flop and the action checked around. The turn was the and again all three players knuckled the felt. The river was the and Pupillo led out with a bet of 10,000.
The late-position player called and the button folded. Pupillo turned over and his opponent flashed only the before throwing his hand into the muck.
|Nick Pupillo||51,000||10,500 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:17 PM Local Time
Margets All In on the Flop
The flop showed , Leo Margets checked from the small blind, and Fadi Barakeh checked as well from the big blind. An opponent in late position bet 2,000 and Margets raised to 6,500.
Fadi Barakeh called, the late-position opponent three-bet to 15,000, and Margets moved all in for 39,875. Fadi Barakeh thought for several moments, making the call for his remaining 24,150, and the late-position opponent folded face up.
Margets turned over for a flopped set and Barakeh showed for a nut flush draw. The turn made Margets shake her head as it came a spade, but it was the that hit the table and she quickly smiled after realizing it gave her a dominating full house.
Margets now had Barakeh drawing dead to the on the river and she scooped in a nice pot with her full house, eliminating Barakeh from the tournament.
|Leo Margets||86,500||44,500 |
|Fadi Barakeh||0||0 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:13 PM Local Time
Maudlin Takes From Esfandiari
Antonio Esfandiari has bounced back from a mediocre start here on Day 1a and climbed back to starting stack before losing a pot against David Maudlin on the main feature stage.
Esfandiari had raised to 775 and was called by Maudlin in the small blind and Robert Stuve in the big blind. The trio checked through the flop. On the turn, Maudlin bet 1,375 and Stuve folded, but Esfandiari called. Maudlin bet again on the river for 3,200 and received a call by Esfandiari. Maudlin rolled over for trips jacks to win the pot.
|Robert Stuve||65,000||-24,000 |
|David Maudlin||63,000||15,000 |
|Frank Kassela||50,000||2,000 |
|Antonio Esfandiari||41,000||3,000 |
|Kalidou Sow||18,000||-17,500 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:10 PM Local Time
|Matt Berkey||120,000||10,000 |
|Aymon Hata||115,000||25,000 |
|Peyman Luth||90,000||5,000 |
|Steven Van Zadelhoff||84,000||2,000 |
|Juha Helppi||75,000||2,000 |
|Katie Stone||65,000||12,000 |
|Joe Hachem||60,000||-5,500 |
|Victor Ramdin||55,000||15,000 |
|Ben Lamb||54,000||2,500 |
|Silviu Baltateanu||42,000||7,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:09 PM Local Time
Kruk Chops it Up
When we arrived at the table, Christopher Kruk was already all in. There was about 50,000 in the pot and Kruk was all in for 35,000. The board read . Kruk's opponent was deep in the tank and Owen Crowe called the clock on him.
When the floor arrived, they told the player he had 25 seconds plus a five-second countdown to make his decision. After a couple seconds, he asked who called clock and then made the call.
Kruk turned over and the player that called had a matching . They chopped up the pot and proceeded to the next hand.
|Christopher Kruk||70,000||-17,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:05 PM Local Time
Turn Raise Works for Strelitz
Daniel Strelitz opened to 800 from early position. Noe Cantu, on the button, called along with Paul Lee in the small blind and Hassan Mechammil in the big blind.
The flop came . Lee and Mechammil checked. Strelitz bet 2,000 and Lee was the only caller. The turn came the and Lee led for 2,500. Strelitz raised to 20,000. Lee snap-folded.
|Daniel Strelitz||92,000||-13,000 |
|Noe Cantu||57,000||57,000 |
|Hassan Mechammil||48,000||-7,000 |
|Paul Lee||12,200||12,200 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 5:01 PM Local Time
Chanthabouasy Calls Hurlbut's River Bet
The board read and Rodney Hurlbut bet 6,000 into a pot around 4,500. Steve Chanthabouasy thought for several moments before making the call and the two then revealed their hands.
Hurlbut turned over for flopped trip kings and Chanthabouasy turned over for trip kings with a higher kicker. Chanthabouasy let out a sigh of relief as he scooped in the pot.
|Steve Chanthabouasy||85,400||85,400 |
|Rodney Hurlbut||54,600||54,600 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:56 PM Local Time
Laieta Scoops a Big One
A player in early position raised to 600 and it folded to Chris Laieta in the big blind who reraised to 2,600. The original raiser called and they went heads-up to the flop.
Laieta checked and his opponent threw out a bet of 4,500. Laieta called and the dealer burned and turned the . Laieta check-called a bet of 6,500 and the hit the river.
Laieta checked for a third time and his opponet bet 17,000. Laieta called and the player shook his head, turning over . Laieta tabled for aces and jacks and dragged in the pot.
|Chris Laieta||82,000||82,000 |
Monday, July 2, 2018 4:49 PM Local Time
Defending Champion Blumstein Eliminated on Feature Table
The ESPN feature tables kicked off at the start of Level 3 and among those to take a seat in the main spotlight were Jean Montury, Lacey Jones, defending champion Scott Blumstein, and Brian Yoon. The latter two tangled in a big pot that left the defending champion devastated, as he was sent to the rail early on.
Blumstein raised to 800 and Yoon three-bet to 3,700 in late position, which Blumstein called. On the flop, Blumstein check-called a bet of 3,000 and did so again on the turn for 10,000. The appeared on the river and Blumstein checked with 27,350 behind. Yoon moved all in and Blumstein called it off with the only for Yoon to turn over for the back door nut flush.
|Brian Yoon||131,000||48,000 |
|Jean Montury||46,000||-6,000 |
|Lacey Jones||40,000||-8,000 |
|Scott Blumstein||0||-45,000 |