Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event
Dias:
123

Shuffle Up and Deal

GeoffFisk • Nível 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

The players are seated at the final table and the tournament director has announced that it's time to Shuffle Up and Deal! Day 3 of the $500 Casino Employees Event is underway; follow this blog for live updates throughout the day.

Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event
Dia 2 Terminado

Isaac Hanson Leads Final Six in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event; PokerNews Live Reporter Adam Lamers in the Hunt

• Nível 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Isaac Hanson
Isaac Hanson

From a Day 2 field of 103 hopefuls, players have been whittled down to six in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees Event. With 5,550,000 in chips, WSOP Media Relations Manager Isaac Hanson holds the chip lead going into the final day. Hanson, who has worked at the WSOP since 2012, will be looking for his first WSOP gold bracelet and has almost a third of the chips in play.

Hot on his heels is Jorge Ruiz, a poker dealer at Montego Bay casino in Wendover, Nevada, with 4,820,000 in chips. Nicholas Haynes, a poker dealer at Aria, sits in third at 2,745,000. Casino Caribbean pit dealer Jesse Kertland is fourth with 1,620,000, while PokerNews Live Reporter Adam Lamers looks to follow in the footsteps of 2013 champ Chad Holloway and earn a bracelet of his own with his 1,490,000. Rounding out the final table is Fallsview Casino dual-rate dealer Jeffrey Fast with 1,190,000.

Final Table Seat Draw

Final TablePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
3Jeffrey FastCanada1,190,00010
5Isaac HansonUnited States5,550,00046
6Jorge RuizUnited States4,820,00040
7Jesse KertlandUnited States1,620,00014
8Nicholas HaynesUnited States2,725,00023
9Adam LamersCanada1,490,00012

Action of the Day

With everyone already in the money, a host of notables hit the rail before the final table was reached, including final table bubble boy Errol Krupiarz (10th - $3,241) Day 1 chip leader Cosmo Andoloro(11th - $3,241), Austin Roberts (14th - $2,569), DraftKings employees Teng Zheng(18th - $2,074) and Steven McLoughlin (24th - $1,706), last woman standing Amanda Wheeler (25th - $1,706), Jose Zaragoza (31st - $1,430), Bryan Wienhoff (41st - $1,221), WSOP Bracelet winner Jon Friedberg (46th - $1,064), Filimon Zamora (53rd - $1,064), Jeremy Daum (71st - $858), and Asad Abdullah (74th - $795).

Travis Williams lost a big flip to Hanson early at the final table, and was never able to recover, eventually getting his last chips in with Big Slick, only to run into the aces of Joseph Appler. He settled for ninth-place and a $4,161 payday.

Appler would eventually be the next to go, however, after getting short and jamming his last ten big blinds with king-ten suited, only for Haynes to make the call with ace-ten. Appler failed to improve and was out the door in eighth-place, taking home $5,438.

Two hands later, Christopher Bowen bowed out just short of the final table, getting his last fifteen big blinds in with ace-jack suited, and Hanson woke up behind him with ace-king. A dry board left Bowen with $7,229 for his seventh-place finish.

The final six are all guaranteed $9,776, but will all be seeking the $62,345 top prize, along with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. They will return Friday, May 30th at 12 PM local time to play down to a winner. Action will resume with 32:20 left in Level 30 (60,000/120,000/120,000).

The final day of this event will air on PokerGO starting at 1 PM, and you'll be able to follow the action throughout, as well as right here on the blog, as we follow all the action from start to finish.

Adam Lamers
PokerNews live reporter Adam Lamers is among the final six in Event #1.

Tags: Adam LamersAmanda WheelerChad HollowayChristopher BowenCosmo AndoloroIsaac HansonJeffrey FastJesse KertlandJon FriedbergJorge RuizJoseph ApplerNicholas HaynesSteven McLoughlinTravis Williams

Play Ends For The Day

• Nível 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

The final six players have bagged and tagged their chips for the night. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

End Of Day 2 Chip Counts (Full)

• Nível 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Final TablePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
3Jeffrey FastCanada1,190,00010
5Isaac HansonUnited States5,550,00046
6Jorge RuizUnited States4,820,00040
7Jesse KertlandUnited States1,620,00014
8Nicholas HaynesUnited States2,725,00023
9Adam LamersCanada1,490,00012
Isaac Hanson us 5,550,000
Jorge Ruiz US 4,820,000 20,000
Nicholas Haynes us 2,725,000 225,000
Jesse Kertland us 1,620,000 -830,000
Adam Lamers CA 1,490,000 -800,000
Jeffrey Fast CA 1,190,000 -85,000

Christopher Bowen Eliminated in 7th Place ($7,229)

DegenOnTour • Nível 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Christopher Bowen
Christopher Bowen

Hand #70: Christopher Bowen raised all in for 1,500,000 from the under-the-gun position and Isaac Hanson did the same from the next seat. All the other players got out of the way and they opened up.

Christopher Bowen: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Isaac Hanson: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and that meant that Hanson took down the pot and Bowen was eliminated in 7th place cashing for $7,229.

The remaining six players will bag up and return for Day 3 of the tournament at noon tomorrow.

Isaac Hanson us 5,550,000 1,750,000
Christopher Bowen us Eliminado

Tags: Christopher BowenIsaac Hanson

Nível:
30
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Hand #69: Ruiz Puts Hanson All In

DegenOnTour • Nível 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #69: Isaac Hanson raised to 260,000 from middle position and Jorge Ruiz called from the cutoff. The others got out of the way.

The flop fell {a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Hanson continued with a big bet of 525,000. Ruiz then proceeded to raise all in for 3,700,000 and Hanson got out of the way.

Jorge Ruiz US 4,800,000 1,400,000
Isaac Hanson us 3,800,000 -600,000

Tags: Isaac HansonJorge Ruiz

Joseph Appler Eliminated in 8th Place ($5,438)

• Nível 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Joseph Appler
Joseph Appler

Hand #68: Joseph Appler jammed for 990,000 from middle position.

"How much?" Nicholas Haynes asked in the big blind. After confirming the amount, he paused for a moment before splashing in a call.

Joseph Appler: {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Nicholas Haynes: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

"Oh man," Appler said upon seeing that he was dominated. He bricked off on the {5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} board and was eliminated.

Nicholas Haynes us 2,500,000 900,000
Joseph Appler US Eliminado

Tags: Joseph ApplerNicholas Haynes

Hand #67: Hanson Wins

• Nível 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Hand #67: Isaac Hanson raised to 250,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes.

Tags: Isaac Hanson