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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 08, 2024 to Monday, June 10, 2024

Event #25: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $662,160
  • Entries: 248
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, June 10, 2024 8:02 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 8 hours ago)
Daniel Vampan Claims First Bracelet and $148,635 in Event #25: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Daniel Vampan

The final day of Event #25: $3,000 Limit Hold'em (6-Handed) has concluded at the 2024 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. After the dust has settled, Las Vegas local Daniel Vampan has emerged victorious after a dominant final table performance to take home $148,635 and his first gold bracelet.

The event attracted 248 total entrants to generate a total prize pool of $662,160. Only 10 of those initial entrants found a bag for Day 3 to battle it out for the top prize.

PlacePlayerCountryPayout
1Daniel VampanUnited States$148,635
2Robert WellsUnited Kingdom$99,578
3Nick CaltabianoUnited States$67,919
4Lucas WagnerUnited States$47,179
5Roland IsraelashviliUnited States$33,387
6Frank YakubsonUnited States$24,078

Winner's Reaction

Vampan recalls a pivotal moment from Day 2 that helped boost him to victory:

"I had 2,000 chips, at 3,000/5,000 limits, and I tripled up to 6,000, then I had like six-nine off in the big [blind], and it came ten-nine-five turn nine and I beat queen-ten… it was at that moment that I was like, oh, I'm going to win this tournament… I just had this weird feeling, like I just knew it was going to happen…"

Although his biggest cash according to The Hendon Mob is $345,000 due to a 24th-place finish in the 2023 WSOP Main Event, the 35-year-old California native is mostly a limit cash game player.

"Yeah, my dad is actually an ex-professional limit hold'em player so you know, I would sneak into the Commerce and the Bike when I was like 18/19 so I've been playing limit for a very long time."

Vampan does admit that he hasn't been able to play as much as he used to, however, as he has been busy working on a business he and his friend are developing in the agricultural sector, with a launch date still TBD.

Day's Action

Ten players took their seats today for Day 3 (four of them named Daniel), but it wasn't very long before Daniel Idema hit the rail in tenth ($11,157), followed by Daniel Budovsky in ninth ($13,276). Then Yi 'Kat' Klassen (8th-$13,276) and Daniel Maczuga (7th-$17,704) busted almost simultaneously at separate tables to bring the remaining six to the official final table.

First to exit after that was Frank Yakubson who got it all in with pocket sixes on the turn, but Vampan had made a pair of sevens to send him home after the river provided no help.

Next to go was legend Roland Israelashvili who just made his 501st WSOP cash but fell just short of a bracelet when he tangled with Nick Caltabiano. Both players flopped a pair of threes and got it all in, but Roland's six-kicker was no good against the kin-kicker of Caltabiano and he was sent to the payout desk in fifth place.

After that, there was a lot of chip-trading going on and at one point, three of the four players were pretty much even, with Robert Wells ahead by a good margin. After another level or so, it was Lucas Wagner who had dwindled to become a short stack and got it all in preflop against Caltabiano and Vampan. After checking through the flop, Caltabiano bet Vampan out on the turn and tabled a pair of queens against the seven-five suited of Wagner. A five appeared on the river but it was too little too late and Wagner was sent out in fourth place.

A three-handed battle then ensued as each player took turns holding the chip lead, but before long, it was Vampan who started running away with the lead after making some big key hands. Caltabiano then became very short and got it all in preflop against Wells who covered. Caltabiano's queen-ten had Wells' jack-ten dominated, but Wells ended up making a straight on the turn and the blank river sent Caltabiano out as the third-place finisher.

Vampan Closes Out

Wells and Vampan then went into heads-up play with a huge chip disparity, as Vampan held a 6:1 chip lead. As everyone knows, anything can happen heads-up, but that was not the case as both players got it all in on the turn with a pair and straight draw, but the river bricked out and Vampan's superior pair secured him the victory and left Wells as the event's runner-up.

This got a huge reaction from Vampan's rail, who had been present since the late Levels of Day 2 yesterday, and they all swarmed the table to celebrate their friend's first bracelet, chanting "Hardware! Hardware!"

Daniel Vampan
Daniel Vampan

That wraps up the coverage for Event #25: $3,000 Limit Hold'em, but be sure to keep a tab open on PokerNews for all 2024 WSOP action and more!

Monday, June 10, 2024 6:44 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 9 hours ago)
Robert Wells Eliminated in 2nd Place ($99,578)

Robert Wells

Robert Wells opened on the button and Daniel Vampan called.

The dealer spread a flop of    , and Vampan checked to Wells who fired a bet. Vampan put in a check-raise and Wells called.

When the   hit the turn, Vampan fired another bet and Wells raised all in for 300,000. Vampan quickly called and both hands were tabled.

Robert Wells:   
Daniel Vampan:   

Both players had a pair and a straight draw but Vampan was in the lead with a pair of sevens. The   river changed nothing as Wells stood up from the table to shake hands with Vampan.

Daniel Vampan9,960,0001,160,000
Robert Wells0-1,400,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:40 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 9 hours ago)
Nick Caltabiano Eliminated in 3rd Place ($67,919)

Nick Caltabiano

After a preflop betting war, Nick Caltabiano moved all in and Robert Wells made the call to put him at risk.

Nick Caltabiano:   
Robert Wells:   

Caltabiano was in good shape with his dominating hand, but the runout was brutal as it came       to give Wells a straight to send him to the rail in third place for $67,919.

Robert Wells1,400,000750,000
Nick Caltabiano0-550,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:32 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 9 hours ago)
Vampan Smoke Bets and Hits

Daniel Vampan

Nick Caltabiano limped the small blind and called a raise from Daniel Vampan in the big blind.

"Smoke check," announced Caltabiano who encouraged Vampan to smoke bet, which he obliged.

The flop of     hit the felt, and Caltabiano called the bet.

When the   landed on the turn, Caltabiano check-called once again, and the   landed on the river.

Caltabiano quickly checked and called another bet from Vampan to see the    of Vampan for top pair on the flop.

Caltabiano said, "Ah, your ace-queen hits," as his cards went into the muck.

Daniel Vampan8,800,0001,950,000
Robert Wells650,000-550,000
Nick Caltabiano550,000-1,150,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:29 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 9 hours ago)
Vampan Chips Up

After an open from Robert Wells and a three-bet from Nick Caltabiano, Daniel Vampan called to see a flop of    .

All three players checked to see the   peel on the turn, and Caltabiano checked to Vampan who bet, which resulted in both adversaries folding.

Daniel Vampan6,850,0002,850,000
Nick Caltabiano1,700,000-1,600,000
Robert Wells1,200,000-1,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:17 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Wells Flops a Straight

Robert Wells raised the button and Nick Caltabiano three-bet from the small blind. Wells called.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Caltabiano check-called a bet from Wells.

The   fell on the turn, and Caltabiano check-called once again.

When the   paired the board on the river, Caltabiano checked once more and Wells continued to bet. Caltabiano announced that he wasn't sure what he could beat but made the call.

Wells rolled    for a flopped straight as Caltabiano said, "Not that," and flashed the  .

Daniel Vampan4,000,00030,000
Nick Caltabiano3,300,000-1,150,000
Robert Wells2,400,0001,050,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:12 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Caltabiano Takes Down Three-Bet Family Pot to Take Lead

After an open by Daniel Vampan, Robert Wells three-bet and both Nick Caltabiano and Vampan called.

The flop came out     and Wells bet, Caltabiano called, and Vampan folded.

On the turn  , Wells checked, Caltabiano bet, and Wells surrendered to award Caltabiano the substantial pot to put him into the lead.

Nick Caltabiano4,450,000350,000
Daniel Vampan3,970,000-530,000
Robert Wells1,350,000230,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:05 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Vampan Flops Two Pair

Robert Wells opened the button and Daniel Vampan came along in the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of    , and Vampan check-called a bet from Wells.

When the   hit the turn, Vampan checked to Wells as he flung another bet into the middle, and Vampan called.

The   completed the board on the river, and Vampan took the lead, pushing a bet across the line. Wells quickly called as he showed   , and Vampan took down the pot with two pair as he showed   .

Daniel Vampan4,500,000500,000
Robert Wells1,120,000-880,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:02 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Lucas Wagner Eliminated in 4th Place ($47,179)

Lucas Wagner

Lucas Wagner raised all in for 170,000 and both Daniel Vampan on the button and Nick Caltabiano in the big blind made the call.

The action checked through on the     flop, and Caltabiano put out a bet when the   hit the turn. Vampan quickly folded, and both hands were tabled.

Lucas Wagner:   
Nick Caltabiano:   

Wagner was drawing dead as the dealer put the   on the river, sending him to the payout desk in 4th place.

Nick Caltabiano4,100,000540,000
Daniel Vampan4,000,000300,000
Robert Wells2,000,000-560,000
Lucas Wagner0-440,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:58 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Big Aggression from Caltabiano

Nick Caltabiano

After an open from Daniel Vampan, Nick Caltabiano three-bet and Vampan called to see the flop    .

Caltabiano bets, Vampan two-bet, Caltabiano three-bet, and Vampan called to go to the   turn. Caltabiano bet again, but this time Vampan just called to go to the river  , which paired the board.

Caltabiano fired again, and Vampan paused to think for a few seconds before he shook his head and laid his hand down.

Daniel Vampan3,700,000-1,400,000
Nick Caltabiano3,560,0001,310,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:48 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 0
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:37 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Break Time!

The four remaining players are now on their second 15-minute break of the day and will return to action shortly.

Monday, June 10, 2024 5:36 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Wagner Dodges Everything to Survive

Lucas Wagner

Nick Caltabiano was on the button and Lucas Wagner was in the small blind as he got his last 180,000 in the middle before the flop.

Lucas Wagner:   
Nick Caltabiano:   

The     flop gave Caltabiano two live cards as well as a flush draw but the   turn and   river were bricks, sending the double to Wagner.

Nick Caltabiano2,250,000375,000
Lucas Wagner440,000-1,600,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:33 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Vampan Bulldozing

Daniel Vampan raised in the cutoff and Robert Wells three-bet the button. Vampan called.

When the     flop hit the felt, Vampan check-called a bet from Wells.

The dealer flipped the   on the turn and both players checked to the   river. Vampan check-called.

Wells rolled over    before Vampan took down the pot with   .

Daniel Vampan5,100,0001,000,000
Robert Wells2,560,000160,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:30 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 10 hours ago)
Vampan Pulls Away

Daniel Vampan

Robert Wells opened preflop and Daniel Vampan called to see the flop    . Wells bet, Vampan raised, and Wells called after a brief pause.

A third   peeled off on the turn and Vampan continued, followed by a call from Wells. The   appeared on the river, but that did not stop Vampan from firing again, and Wells called once more.

Vampan then tabled    for a full house and Wells quickly mucked to award him the pot.

Daniel Vampan4,100,000100,000
Robert Wells2,400,000-1,500,000
Gorilla Gaming
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:20 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 11 hours ago)
More for Vampan

Nick Caltabiano opened the button and Daniel Vampan came along in the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Vampan check-raised a bet from Caltabiano who made the call.

When the   fell on the turn, Vampan continued with a bet and Caltabiano called.

The   completed the board on the river, and Vampan fired another bet into the middle. This time Caltabiano mucked his hand.

Daniel Vampan4,000,000750,000
Nick Caltabiano1,875,000-305,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 5:18 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 11 hours ago)
Seven-Deuce Works for Vampan

Daniel Vampan

Robert Wells opened in the cutoff and Daniel Vampan defended the big blind.

When the     flop hit the felt, Vampan check-called a continuation bet from Wells.

The   fell on the turn, and Vampan check-called once again.

The dealer dropped the   on the river, and once checked to, Wells fired a third barrel. Vampan took a bit longer this time, but landed on a call.

Wells quickly flashed    before putting it in the muck as Vampan rolled    for bottom pair.

Robert Wells3,900,000-250,000
Daniel Vampan3,250,0001,565,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 4:58 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 11 hours ago)
Sixes Good for Wells

Robert Wells opened the cutoff and Daniel Vampan defended the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of    , and Vampan check-raised the bet from Wells, and Wells made the call.

Vampan continued to bet when the   landed on the turn, and Wells stuck around with a call once again.

The dealer rolled the   on the river and both players tapped the table. Wells quickly tabled    which was good as Vampan's cards went into the muck.

Robert Wells4,150,000580,000
Daniel Vampan1,685,000-505,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 4:49 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 11 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts

Robert Wells currently has the chip lead as the players are still on an unscheduled break.

Robert Wells3,570,000-330,000
Daniel Vampan2,190,00090,000
Nick Caltabiano2,180,00030,000
Lucas Wagner2,040,000110,000
Monday, June 10, 2024 4:39 PM Local Time (about 13 days and 11 hours ago)
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 0
Gorilla Gaming
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