Friday, June 24, 2022 2:07 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 16 hours ago)
Stephen Song Commanding Final 5 Of Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
After Day 3 has concluded in Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em and it's American Stephen Song who leads the way, looking for his second World Series of Poker bracelet after this event played down from 46 players to just five.
Song holds a commanding lead going into the final day's action, but his four talented opponents are not quite ready to give up the fight just yet.
Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Final Five
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Stephen Song||United States||23,320,000||58|
|5||Elio Fox||United States||5,635,000||14|
Many notable players came back for Day 3, including four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi, the 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada, four-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno and fan favorite Jimmy D'Ambrosio.
The field lost multiple bracelet winners as they played down from the last three tables of 18 players. Sandeep Pulusani (18th), Robert Mizrachi (14th), Anthony Spinella (13th), Jonas Lauck (9th) and Day 2 chip leader Ezequiel Waigel (7th).
The fairytale story of the day didn't have a happy ending for the player. Jimmy D'Ambrosio had gone down to his last big blind, a single 25,000 chip, with 18 left. He ended up busting in 15th after he had ran his stack up to 900,000 chips. D'Ambrosio was super animated after he won four all-ins in a row. People were starting to think it would be a repeat of the Yuliyan Kolev run in the Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em. It was not meant to be though.
The official final table bubble boy was British player Patrick Sekinger who was one of the shortest stacks at the table. Sekingere got his two pair in against the straight of Tamer Alkamli and did not improve.
Song will come into the final five with a commanding chip lead (23,320,000) with only Elio Fox, the only other bracelet winner left. All other players are vying for their first WSOP gold. The other players left trying to stop Song are Jonathan Pastore (5,950,000), Alkamli (8,710,000), Fox (5,635,000) and Paraskevas Tsokaridis (2,590,000).
They have 25 minutes left on level 30 with blinds at 200,000 / 400,000. The final five players will return to contend for a bracelet and $771,765 live from the grand stage at Bally's Convention Centre from 2:00 p.m. local time on June 24. The stream will be available for viewing through YouTube live stream on the PokerGo channel. Join us on PokerNews for all the live updates on the final five as this event plays down to a winner.
Friday, June 24, 2022 1:50 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 16 hours ago)
Patrick Sekinger Eliminated in 6th Place ($122,395)
Preflop action had Patrick Sekinger raising to 400,000 from the hijack and Tamer Alkamli called from the big blind. The flop came down and Alkamli check-called Sekinger's bet of 375,000.
The turn was a and Alkamli checked to Sekinger once again. Sekinger bet 1,000,000 and in response Alkamli moved all in and Sekinger called.
Sekinger got it in good with top two but unfortunately for him, Alkamli flopped a straight to the king. The river was an and that was it for Sekinger who was the last one eliminated for the night before the players bagged their chips.
|Tamer Alkamli||8,710,000||3,510,000 |
|Patrick Sekinger||0||-3,000,000 |
Friday, June 24, 2022 1:28 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Song Put Alkamli Under Pressure
After Stephen Song was raising to 400,000 from the cutoff, Tamer Alkamli made the call and the big blind folded.
Ona flop of , Song continued for 400,000 when checked to and was called.
After the turn Alkamli checked again and Song fired 1,500,000. Alkamli made the call.
The river completed the board and Alkamli checked. Song fired 2,500,000, more than half of Alkamli's remaining stack, who eventually folded after a minute or two of thought.
|Stephen Song||23,000,000||0 |
|Tamer Alkamli||5,200,000||-2,400,000 |
Friday, June 24, 2022 1:11 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Level 30 started
Friday, June 24, 2022 12:58 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Double up for Tsokaridis
Tamer Alkamli raised from the cutoff to 300,000 and Paraskevas Tsokaridis on the button re-raised to 800,000. Alkamli moved all in and got a snap-call from Tsokaridis.
Before the board ran out, Alkamli said, "I like these cards for cracking aces." The board ran out and while there were some opportunities for Alkamli to run over aces, none of them came through and Tsokaridis got the double up.
|Tamer Alkamli||7,600,000||-1,600,000 |
|Paraskevas Tsokaridis||2,590,000||890,000 |
Friday, June 24, 2022 12:49 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 17 hours ago)
Song on a Roll
Preflop action had Elio Fox on the button raising to 350,000 and Song three-betting to 1,200,000 which Fox then called. The flop came down and Song bet another 900,000 and Fox called.
A showed up on the turn and Song bet another 1,500,000. Fox counted out his chips to call and slid them into the middle.
On the river was a and Song didn't back down, moving all in for 11,400,000 into the seven and a half million dollar pot. Fox sat in the tank for a while before folding his hand into the muck and Song took it down without having to show.
Song then went on a tear, picking up the next couple of pots to soar to around 23,000,000 in chips.
|Stephen Song||23,000,000||7,700,000 |
|Elio Fox||5,130,000||-3,070,000 |
Friday, June 24, 2022 12:25 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 18 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts From The Final Six
|Stephen Song||15,300,000||2,300,000 |
|Elio Fox||8,200,000||200,000 |
|Tamer Alkamli||7,700,000||-1,500,000 |
|Jonathan Pastore||5,250,000||-1,750,000 |
|Patrick Sekinger||3,000,000||-1,700,000 |
|Paraskevas Tsokaridis||1,700,000||-1,600,000 |
Friday, June 24, 2022 12:10 AM Local Time (about 44 days and 18 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:56 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 18 hours ago)
The six remaining players have just been sent on a 15-minute break. When they return, they will continue play until it is down to five before they bag their chips for the night and return tomorrow for a 2:00 p.m. restart.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:16 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Ezequiel Waigel Eliminated In 7th Place ($90,714)
Ezequiel Waigel got his last 935,000 chips in the middle from the button and Elio Fox called from the small blind. The big blind, Stephen Song, folded and cards were on their backs
Waigel was ahead but the run out brought in a flush draw for Fox, before the non-heart eight fell on the river to eliminate the Day 2 chip leader, Waigel, in 7th place. He'll collect $90,714 for his finish.
We will end for the night after the next player busts.
|Elio Fox||8,000,000||1,800,000 |
|Ezequiel Waigel||0||-1,000,000 |
Thursday, June 23, 2022 11:08 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Unofficial Final Table
|Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Stephen Song||United States||13,000,000||108|
|Patrick Sekinger||United Kingdom||4,700,000||39|
|Elio Fox||United States||6,200,000||52|
|Stephen Song||13,000,000||600,000 |
|Tamer Alkamli||9,200,000||3,000,000 |
|Jonathan Pastore||7,000,000||-200,000 |
|Elio Fox||6,200,000||-600,000 |
|Patrick Sekinger||4,700,000||400,000 |
|Paraskevas Tsokaridis||3,300,000||500,000 |
|Ezequiel Waigel||1,000,000||-150,000 |
Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:56 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Justin Bond Eliminated in 8th Place ($68,370)
With 600,000 in the middle and a flop of , Stephen Song checked to Justin Bond who bet 400,000 and Song re-raised to 1,400,000. Bond responded by shoving all in and Song snap-called.
Song was drawing to an open-ended straight and a flush draw while Bond had top pair, king-kicker. The turn was an hitting both a straight and a flush for Song and left Bond drawing to a higher flush. The river was a and that was it for Bond's time in the tournament as he exited in eighth place.
|Stephen Song||12,400,000||5,600,000 |
|Justin Bond||0||-4,400,000 |
Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:55 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 28 started
Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:41 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Jonas Lauck Eliminated in 9th Place ($68,370)
The short-stacked Jonas Lauck had moved all in from the big blind versus the button open by Stephen Song for his last 1,500,000 chips or so. Song snap-called and cards were on their backs.
Song had Lauck crushed and held on the runout, leaving Lauck exiting in 9th for $68,370. He'll have to wait for his second bracelet. Still a great showing from the German player.
|Stephen Song||6,800,000||1,500,000 |
|Jonas Lauck||0||-2,200,000 |
Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:24 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Fox Doubles Up
Jonathan Pastore under the gun raised to 200,000 and Ezequiel Waigel in the small blind called. The big blind, Elio Fox re-raised to 900,000 and the original raiser folded. Waigel sat for a while before pushing all in, Fox called and cards were on their backs.
The board ran out and with no help for Waigel's pocket pair, Fox scored the double up.
|Elio Fox||7,990,000||3,470,000 |
|Ezequiel Waigel||1,150,000||-2,720,000 |
Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:03 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Shawn Daniels Eliminated in 10th Place ($52,414)
According to Ezequiel Waigel, after Shawn Daniels had opened from the cutoff, Jonathan Pastore called from the big blind.
The flop came down and Pastore checked raised a bet from Daniels to put him all in and cards were on their backs.
Pastore had bottom set and it held on the and turn and river, busting Daniels in 10th place.
|Jonathan Pastore||6,200,000||2,400,000 |
|Shawn Daniels||0||-2,600,000 |
Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:52 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Updated As They Return From Break
|Seat||Player|| ||Chip Count|
|1||Paraskevas Tsokaridis|| ||2,760,000|
|2||Stephen Song|| ||5,780,000|
|3||Justin Bond|| ||5,350,000|
|4||Tamer Alkamli|| ||6,200,000|
|5||Jonas Lauck|| ||1,355,000|
|6||Empty|| || |
| || || || |
|Seat||Player|| ||Chip Count|
|1||Elio Fox|| ||3775000|
|2||Roger Taieb|| ||4800000|
|3||Jonathan Pastore|| ||3525000|
|4||Patrick Sekinger|| ||3975000|
|5||Shawn Daniels|| ||2700000|
|6||Ezequiel Waigel|| ||4800000|
Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:50 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 27 started
Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:49 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
The 11 remaining players have just been sent on their 60-minute dinner break. When they return blinds will be 50,000-100,000.
Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:46 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
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