2018 World Series of Poker

Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller
Dias: 3
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
150,000 / 300,000

Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller

Dia 3 Começado

The Race to the Final Table on Day 3 of Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller

Jason Koon continues his great year with a cash in this event
Jason Koon continues his great year with a cash in this event

After an excruciating money bubble last night, the total field of 230 entries in Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller has been whittled down all the way to just 35 hopefuls, all guaranteed a portion of the massive $5,462,500 prize pool. A min-cash of $37,500 is locked up for all those that bagged up chips in the early morning hours, while the eventual champion on Saturday can look forward to a payday of $1,402,683 and the coveted gold bracelet.

In prime position to earn that prize is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Ben Yu, who ran very hot after the dinner break on Day 2 to bag 3,695,000.

The remaining top five stacks all belong to big names in Jason Koon (2,540,000), Ryan Tosoc (2,220,000), Shaun Deeb (2,120,000) and Scotty Nguyen (2,010,000). Koon may not have a bracelet to his name yet, but he is enjoying an excellent year thus far. The High Roller regular has earned six six-figure and three seven-figure scores already to boost his total cashes on the live circuit to more than $20 million.

Other notables still in contention in a field filled with some of the biggest names on the international poker circuit include the WSOP bracelet winners Jason Mercier (1,905,000), Luis Velador (1,045,000), David Prociak (1,020,000), Robert Mizrachi (1,005,000), Erik Seidel (725,000), defending champion James Calderaro (705,000), Mike Leah (660,000), Craig Varnell (625,000), Christopher Frank (565,000), David Benyamine (425,000), Sam Soverel (380,000), Paul Volpe (370,000), and Jarred Graham (300,000)..

A total of 10 levels of 60 minutes each are scheduled for the penultimate day of the tournament with a break every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level. The action is expected to shift into high gear right from the bat as several players have been left extremely short stacked by the prolonged bubble phase, Level 21 will resume with blinds of 15,000/30,000.

As always, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to provide live updates on all of the action, and when three tables remain, the action will be live streamed on PokerGO.

Day 3 Seat Assignments

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4291Jeffrey PalarinoUnited States310,00010
Amazon4292Christopher SantoraUnited States90,0003
Amazon4293Chase SteelyUnited States145,0005
Amazon4294Sam SoverelUnited States380,00013
Amazon4295Mike LeahCanada660,00022
Amazon4297Jarred GrahamAustralia300,00010
Amazon4298Grazvydas KontautasLithuania405,00014
Amazon4301Ben YuUnited States3,695,000123
Amazon4302Christopher FrankGermany565,00019
Amazon4303Bogdan CapitanRomania510,00017
Amazon4304Martin KozlovAustralia375,00013
Amazon4305Tom MarcheseUnited States440,00015
Amazon4307Jason MercierUnited States1,905,00064
Amazon4308Dominykas KarmazinasLithuania120,0004
Amazon4311Jason KoonUnited States2,540,00085
Amazon4312Shaun DeebUnited States2,120,00071
Amazon4313Craig VarnellUnited States625,00021
Amazon4314David BenyamineFrance425,00014
Amazon4315George WolffUnited States535,00018
Amazon4317Omar ZazayUnited States415,00014
Amazon4318Jacob KalbUnited States440,00015
Amazon4391Scotty NguyenUnited States2,010,00067
Amazon4392Robert MizrachiUnited States1,005,00034
Amazon4393Len AshbyUnited States130,0004
Amazon4394Adam OwenUnited Kingdom85,0003
Amazon4395Erik SeidelUnited States725,00024
Amazon4396Luis VeladorMexico1,045,00035
Amazon4398Paul VolpeUnited States370,00012
Amazon4471Jonathan DepaUnited States1,180,00039
Amazon4472James CalderaroUnited States705,00024
Amazon4473Ryan TosocUnited States2,220,00074
Amazon4475Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria205,0007
Amazon4476Michael SongUnited States135,0005
Amazon4477Konstantin BeylinUnited States900,00030
Amazon4478David ProciakUnited States1,020,00034

Tags: Ben YuChristopher FrankCraig VarnellDavid BenyamineDavid ProciakErik SeidelJames CalderaroJarred GrahamJason KoonJason MercierLuis VeladorMike LeahPaul VolpeRobert MizrachiRyan TosocSam SoverelScotty NguyenShaun Deeb

Nível: 21

Blinds: 15,000/30,000

Ante: 0

Mercier Eliminates Karmazinas on the First Hand

Nível 21 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante

Jason Mercier raised to 75,000 from the cutoff and Dominykas Karmazinas shoved all in for 120,000 on the button. The action folded back to Mercier who made the call to put Karmazinas at risk.

Jason Mercier: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Dominykas Karmazinas: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{2-Spades}

The flop came {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Mercier picked up three pair while Karmazinas had top pair and a straight draw. The turn was the {q-Hearts} giving Karmazinas the straight but Mercier picked up a ton of outs with four pair and a flush draw. The river brought the {8-Hearts} and Mercier completed his flush to eliminate Karmazinas.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
2,100,000 195,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Dominykas Karmazinas lt
Dominykas Karmazinas

Tags: Dominykas KarmazinasJason Mercier

Steely Chips Up

Nível 21 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante

Christopher Santora doubled in the first hand and then faced a raise to 70,000 by Sam Soverel from under the gun. Santora called in the small blind, as did Chase Steely in the big blind. The flop came {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Santora checked, Steely moved all in for 75,000. Soverel folded with some consideration and Santora also let it go.

Steely flashed three cards — {A-Spades}{5-Spades}{5-Hearts} — before claiming the pot.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
300,000 -80,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Chase Steely us
Chase Steely
285,000 140,000
Jarred Graham au
Jarred Graham
220,000 -80,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Christopher Santora us
Christopher Santora
125,000 35,000

Tags: Chase SteelyChristopher SantoraSam Soverel

Kalb and Graham Depart

Nível 21 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante
Jacob Kalb
Jacob Kalb

The second casualty of the day was Jacob Kalb after he min-raised and picked up a call by George Wolff in the big blind. On the flop of {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, the stacks of both collided and Kalb was the player at risk with the {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{X-}. Wolff had the {Q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for the middle set and a gutshot, and the board completed with the {6-Clubs} turn and the {4-Clubs} river, which ended Kalb's run in 34th place.

Right after that, Jarred Graham departed when he ended up flopping top pair only for Mike Leah to turn a set of eights, leaving Graham drawing dead.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
George Wolff us
George Wolff
975,000 440,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
820,000 160,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jarred Graham au
Jarred Graham
WSOP 1X Winner
Jacob Kalb us
Jacob Kalb

Tags: George WolffJacob KalbJarred GrahamMike Leah

Capitan's Aces Hold Up

Nível 21 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante
Bogdan Capitan
Bogdan Capitan

Ben Yu opened with a pot-sized bet of 150,000 in the cutoff and Bogdan Capitan re-potted to 345,000 in the small blind. Yu shoved all in and Capitan called off his remaining stack.

Bogdan Capitan: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Ben Yu: {j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Capitan's pair of aces was still way out front. The {9-Spades} on the turn gave Yu a pair and Capitan had a sweat on his hands. The river landed the {10-Hearts} and Yu whiffed on all his two pair draws as Capitan scored a double up.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
3,300,000 -395,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Bogdan Capitan ro
Bogdan Capitan
870,000 360,000

Tags: Ben YuBogdan Capitan

Paul Volpe Eliminated

Nível 21 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante

We missed the preflop action and arrived as small blind Luis Velador and big blind Paul Volpe were in the process of getting their chips in the middle on a {Q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop.

Paul Volpe: {Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Luis Velador: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}

The {A-Clubs} on the turn improved Velador and the {K-Hearts} on the river kept him in front. Volpe was eliminated, and Velador moved up to 1.3 million.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
1,300,000 255,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
WSOP 3X Winner

Tags: Luis VeladorPaul Volpe

Yu's Full House Eliminates Marchese

Nível 21 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

Ben Yu raised the pot to 105,000 in middle position and Tom Marchese three-bet to 345,000 in the small blind. The action was back on Yu who made a four-bet and Marchese was all in for 425,000.

Ben Yu: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Tom Marchese: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}

The flop fell {j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Yu picked up two pair (three, in fact) to outflop Marchese's pocket aces. The turn was the {7-Spades} and Marchese was drawing slim heading to the river. The dealer burned and turned the {j-Hearts} which improved Yu to a full house and Marchese was eliminated.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
3,700,000 400,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Ben YuTom Marchese