Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:42 PM Local Time
The remaining 7 players are now gone on a 15-minute break.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:39 PM Local Time
Ruivo Gets Paid by Baba
Shintaro Baba raised to 175,000 on the cutoff and Manuel Ruivo, in the big blind, called.
The flop came , Ruivo 185,000, and Baba called.
The turn brought the and Ruivo continued with another bet of 325,000. Baba raised to 950,000, and Ruivo added the remainder to call.
The completed the board and both players checked. Ruivo tabled for a straight and Baba tossed his cards in the muck.
|Manuel Ruivo||6,300,000||1,450,000 |
|Shintaro Baba||1,200,000||-1,300,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:33 PM Local Time
Zyrin Takes on Baba
Brett Apter raised to 160,000 on the button and Anatolii Zyrin called from the small blind. Shintaro Baba three-bet to 455,000, Apter folded, and Zyrin called.
The flop was and Zyrin checked. Baba bet 550,000, Zyrin check-raised to 1,250,000, and Baba dove deep into the tank. After taking nearly five minutes, the clock was called on him and the thirty-second countdown started.
When it was counted down to zero, Baba still hadn't decided and his hand was dead on the spot.
|Anatolii Zyrin||5,000,000||1,600,000 |
|Shintaro Baba||2,500,000||-1,400,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:20 PM Local Time
Straight for Zyrin
Tommy Nguyen opened to 160,000 on the button and Anatolii Zyrin, in the big blind, called.
The flop was and Zyrin check-called a bet of 175,000 from Nguyen.
The dealer burned and turned the that was checked through to the river. Zyrin fired a bet of 500,000 and Nguyen called.
Zyrin showed for a straight and Nguyen mucked.
|Anatolii Zyrin||3,400,000||1,400,000 |
|Tommy Nguyen||2,800,000||-1,650,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:05 PM Local Time
Michael O'Grady Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,973)
Michael O'Grady shoved all in for 855,000 from middle position. Brett Apter reshoved all in for about 1,150,000 in the small blind and Anatolii Zyrin got out of the way.
"Let's go Brett!" the crowd chimed in. O'Grady was joking around with Apter, seemingly enjoying himself despite being a dog to win the hand. The board ran out and O'Grady was eliminated in 8th place. He shook everyone's hand before walking off the stage.
|Brett Apter||2,200,000||1,250,000 |
|Michael O'Grady||0||-900,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:00 PM Local Time
O'Grady Folds to Baba's Shove
Shintaro Baba raised to 125,000 from mid-position. Michael O'Grady, on the cutoff, called, along with Cary Katz, on the button, and Tommy Nguyen in the big blind.
The dealer fanned a flop of that was checked around to the turn. Nguyen and Baba checked again. O'Grady threw in a bet of 325,000. Catz and Nguyen folded, and Baba check-raised 725,000. O'Grady added the remainder to call.
The river brought the and Baba moved all in for about 2,000,000. O'Grady went deep into the tank for a few minutes then decided to give up his hand.
|Shintaro Baba||3,900,000||950,000 |
|Michael O'Grady||900,000||-600,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:55 PM Local Time
Baba Empties the Clip
Shintaro Baba raised to 125,000 from middle position and Manuel Ruivo and Tommy Nguyen called from the blinds. Baba bet 150,000 on the flop and only Ruivo called. The Japanese player fired a second barrel worth 375,000 on the turn and Ruivo stuck around another street.
The river was the and Ruivo check-folded when Baba emptied the clip for 750,000. Ruivo finally waved the white flag.
|Manuel Ruivo||4,850,000||-650,000 |
|Shintaro Baba||2,950,000||850,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:47 PM Local Time
Tommy Nguyen raised from under the gun and Manuel Ruivo defended the big blind. On a flop, Ruivo checked, Nguyen bet 110,000, Ruivo check-raised to 450,000, and Nguyen called. The turn and river went check/check.
Ruivo showed for a king-high airball, but Nguyen mucked it with a wry smile.
"Whaaaaat?" Ruivo exclaimed before collecting the unexpected pot.
|Manuel Ruivo||5,500,000||500,000 |
|Tommy Nguyen||4,450,000||-550,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:32 PM Local Time
Kenna James Eliminated in 9th Place ($19,436)
Kenna James moved all in under the gun for 775,000. Adrian Scarpa, in the small blind, reshoved for about 2,000,000.
The board ran and Scarpa made tens full of fives to win the pot, eliminating James in 9th place for a nice payday of $19,436.
|Adrian Scarpa||2,850,000||250,000 |
|Kenna James||0||-610,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:22 PM Local Time
Katz Shoves on James
Cary Katz raised to 80,000 under the gun and Kenna James defended the big blind. The flop was and James check-called 100,000, leaving himself with 610,000.
The turn was the and James check-folded to a shove from Katz.
In the next hand, Katz saw a three-way flop with Michael O'Grady and Manuel Ruivo. Ruivo bet 140,000 on the flop and only Katz called. The turn was the and Ruivo took it with a 435,000 bet.
|Manuel Ruivo||5,000,000||350,000 |
|Cary Katz||3,850,000||150,000 |
|Kenna James||610,000||-490,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:14 PM Local Time
Nguyen Takes From Zyrin
Cary Katz limped from early position, and Tommy Nguyen, in mid-position, raised to 110,000. Anatolii Zirin, on the cutoff, called, and Katz stuck around as well.
A flop reading was dealt. Catz checked it to Nguyen who bet 170,000. Zirin called, and Catz folded.
The turn was the . This time, Nguyen opted to check. Zirin threw in a bet of, 190,000 and Nguyen check-called.
The filled up the board and both players checked. Nguyen revealed and Zirin threw his hand in the muck.
|Tommy Nguyen||5,000,000||400,000 |
|Anatolii Zyrin||2,000,000||-500,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:56 PM Local Time
Ruivo Takes Two From Baba
Manuel Ruivo raised to 90,000 from middle position and Shintaro Baba called from the small blind. Baba check-called 100,000 on a flop. Baba check-folded to a second bet of 255,000 on the turn.
The next hand, Ruivo again raised to 90,000 and Baba called on the button this time. Ruivo checked the flop and called 150,000, before turn and river got checked down.
Ruivo shoved for aces up and Baba mucked.
|Manuel Ruivo||4,650,000||650,000 |
|Shintaro Baba||2,100,000||-500,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:40 PM Local Time
|Tommy Nguyen||4,600,000||100,000 |
|Manuel Ruivo||4,000,000||-20,000 |
|Cary Katz||3,700,000||-100,000 |
|Shintaro Baba||2,600,000||50,000 |
|Adrian Scarpa||2,600,000||900,000 |
|Anatolii Zyrin||2,500,000||-200,000 |
|Michael O'Grady||1,500,000||-798,000 |
|Kenna James||1,100,000||250,000 |
|Brett Apter||950,000||-450,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:28 PM Local Time
The nine remaining players are on their second 15-minute break of the day.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:27 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Nguyen
Manuel Ruivo limped the small blind and Tommy Nguyen checked. Ruivo bet 40,000 on the flop and 115,000 on the turn, met by two calls from Nguyen. The river saw two quick checks.
Ruivo flashed a whiffed and Nguyen took it down with .
|Tommy Nguyen||4,500,000||135,000 |
|Manuel Ruivo||4,020,000||-280,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:22 PM Local Time
Zyrin Adds to his Stack
Kenna James raised to 75,000 under the gun, and Cary Katz, from one seat over called. Anatolii Zyrin, on the cutoff, three-bet to 275,000. James folded; Katz added the remainder to call.
A flop of was dealt and checked through to the turn. Katz checked once more. Zyrin bet 250,000, and Katz check-called.
The river brought the . Katz threw in a bet of 30,000 and Zyrin called. Katz showed for two pair but that wasn't good enough as Zyrin tabled for a better two pair to rake in the pot.
|Cary Katz||3,800,000||-300,000 |
|Anatolii Zyrin||2,700,000||300,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 4:07 PM Local Time
James Loses Half Without Showdown
Cary Katz raised to 75,000 first to act, Tommy Nguyen made it 200,000 one seat over and Kenna James four-bet to 730,000 from the big blind, leaving himself with 850,000 behind. Katz folded but Nguyen called.
The board got checked to the river, where the Heartland Poker Tour commentator check-folded to a shove from Nguyen.
|Tommy Nguyen||4,365,000||765,000 |
|Kenna James||850,000||-350,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:56 PM Local Time
Scarpa Doubles Through James
Kenna James raised to 75,000 under the gun, and Adrian Scarpa, in the small blind, called.
The flop fell and was checked through to the turn. Scarpa bet 90,000 and James raised to 500,000. Scarpa three-bet shoved for 685,000. James quickly called, and the cards were revealed.
The turn filled up the board and Scarpa doubled up with threes full of aces.
|Adrian Scarpa||1,700,000||935,000 |
|Kenna James||1,200,000||-1,700,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:50 PM Local Time
Apter Effectively Doubles Through Scarpa
Brett Apter raised to 55,000 in late position and Adrian Scarpa defended the big blind. Scarpa check-called 45,000 on a flop and 80,000 on an turn.
The river was the and Scarpa checked a third time. Apter bet 475,000, leaving himself with a mere 15,000 behind, and Scarpa called after some thought. Apter showed him for a straight and Scarpa mucked.
|Brett Apter||1,400,000||645,000 |
|Adrian Scarpa||765,000||-485,000 |
Saturday, June 8, 2019 3:44 PM Local Time
Jacks Are Good for Ruivo
Manuel Ruivo opened to 55,000 from the hijack and Tommy Nguyen, on the cutoff, three-bet to 150,000. Action folded back to Ruivo who made the call.
The dealer spread a flop of , on which Ruivo check-called a bet of 110,000 from Nguyen.
The turn brought the and Ruivo check-called another bet of 315,000 from Nguyen.
The filled up the river and both players checked it down. Ruivo tabled and Nguyen mucked.
|Manuel Ruivo||4,300,000||400,000 |
|Tommy Nguyen||3,600,000||-400,000 |