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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Event #8 Update

It's 10:45pm and Event #8: $365 NLH is down to the final 19 players.  They are currently on break, and when they return blinds will be 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante.

1st Place: Jesse Mercado ($21,276)

Nicholas Palma raised preflop and Jesse Mercado made the call from the big blind.  The flop fell [As][3d][5c] and Jesse check called Nicholas's continuation bet.  The [Js] turn saw another check-call, and the river came the [9d].  Jesse checked one more time and Nicholas moved all in.  Jesse immediately snap called and revealed [Ah][Ad] for top set.  Nicholas sighed and showed [5h][5d] for set under set.

The stacks were counted down and it was determined that Jesse had Nicholas slightly outchipped.  He will win $21,276 along with the World Series of Poker Circuit Ring.  Congratulations, Jesse!

2nd Place: Nicholas Palma ($13,154)

Event #7 is now heads up

After the elimination of Paul Torri in 3rd place, play is now heads up.  The final 2 are taking a brief break.  Here are their chip counts:

Nicholas Palma - 1,320,000
Jesse Mercado - 460,000

3rd Place: Paul Torri ($9,480)

Sometimes it's just not your day.  Paul Torri moved all in from the button for a little over 100,000 at 6,000/12,000 blinds, and Nicholas Palma made the call from the big blind.  Both players had the same hand, with Paul holding [Qs][8d] to Nicholas's [Qh][8h].  With the way Nicholas has been running, he joked to Paul that he had no chance at winning.  The dealer fanned the [5c][5h][6h] to indeed give Nicholas a freeroll, and he wasted no time hitting his flush on the [3h] turn.  Paul was drawing dead when the [2d] hit the river, and he will exit the tournament in 3rd place.  Paul earns $9,480 for his efforts.

4th Place: William Miller ($6,861)

Nicholas Palma raised preflop and William Miller went all in.  Action folded back to Nicholas who made the call.

Nicholas [Jd][Ts]
William [Ah][Qs]

The flop was safe for William, falling [5d][2c][8c], but the [Js] hit Nicholas.  William would need an ace or a queen to survive, but the [5c] river failed to improve his hand.  William will collect $6,861 for his 4th place finish here today.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Palma is up to around 1.2 million.

5th Place: Jon Reinhardt ($4,986)

Jon Reinhardt has been eliminated in 5th place when his J-T failed to improve against Jesse Mercado's A-9.  Jon flopped a gut shot and two overs but was unable to hit.  He will collect $4,986 for his 5th place finish.

Event #8 Prize Pool & Payouts

A total of 281 players entered Event #8: $365 NLH, creating a prize pool of $87,110.  The top 30 players will make the money, with a mincash worth $574.  Here are the full payouts:

1st Place: $20,280
2nd Place: $12,539
3rd Place: $9,092
4th Place: $6,709
5th Place: $5,036
6th Place: $3,836
7th Place: $2,966
8th Place: $2,332
9th Place: $1,868
10th-12th Place: $1,504
13th-15th Place: $1,233
16th-18th Place: $1.030
19th-21st Place: $870
22nd-24th Place: $752
25th-27th Place: $650
28th-30th Place: $574

Paul Torri crippled, then doubles

Paul Torri raised preflop from the button before William Miller moved all in from the small blind.  Action folded around to Paul who thought for quite awhile before deciding to gamble for most of his chips.  Paul had [Js][Th] and was racing against William's [8s][8d].  The [Ac][5c][As][2c][7d] board missed Paul's two overs, and William doubled up.

On the next hand, Paul was all in with [Ac][Jh] and was a dominating favorite over his opponent's [Ah][9d].  The board ran out a pure [Th][Ad][3c][2s][3d], and Paul doubled up.  He now sits on 180,000 at 5,000/10,000 blinds.

6th Place: Michael Sanderson ($3,638)

On a [9h][2c][5d] flop, Michael Sanderson was all in holding [6s][6h] and was up against his opponent's [8h][8d].  Michael failed to find one of the two remaining sixes on the [Qd] turn and [5c] river, and hewill be our 6th place finisher.  Michael will earn $3,638 for his efforts today.

Event #7: $580 Six Max Final Table is Under Way

Cards are back in the air at the final table of Event #7: $580 NLH Six Max.  You can watch live at

Event #8: $365 NLH is Under Way

Cards are in the air for Event #8: $365 NLH.  This tournament features 6 levels of registration and a 10,000 starting stack.  Full structure is available here.

At 1pm, the final table for Event #7: $580 NLH Six Max will resume on our live stream at  You can see full chip counts and seating assignments here.

August 2014 - WSOP - Event #7 - $580 NLH 6 Max - Returning Players

Table-Seat Name Chip Count
1 Nicholas Palma 809,000
2 Jon Reinhardt 461,000
3 Michael Sanderson 100,000
4 Paul Torri 71,000
5 William Miller 236,000
6 Jesse Mercado 94,000