2017 World Series of Poker

Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Jours 1b
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
250,000 / 500,000

Niveau: 8

Blinds: 300/600

Ante: 75

Alex Ziskin Eliminated by Michael Pearson

Niveau 7 : 250/500, 75 ante

Michael Pearson opened to 1,200 under the gun, and bracelet winner Alex Ziskin went all in for 3,800 on the button. The blinds folded, and Pearson called to put Ziskin at risk.

Pearson: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Ziskin: {3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Pearson's eights were well ahead, and the flop was {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, giving Pearson an open-ended straight draw to go with his pair. The {9-Hearts} turn gave Pearson the straight, and the {7-Diamonds} river was insignificant. Ziskin hit the rail, and Pearson stacked the chips.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Pearson us
Michael Pearson
56,500 37,900
Alex Ziskin us
Alex Ziskin
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Alex ZiskinMichael Pearson

Ryan Laplante Loses Some

Niveau 7 : 250/500, 75 ante

Ryan Laplante was up to 50,000 at the dinner break but just doubled up an opponent. He raised to 1,000 from early position, and his opponent in the big blind went all in for 6,750. Laplante tossed in calling chips, and they showed down.

Laplante was in good shape with {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} against his opponent's {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}, but the board ran out {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{8-Hearts} {J-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}. His opponent flopped a flush draw and rivered a better two pair with kings and queens to double through.

Bracelet winner Laplante is still one of the bigger stacks in the room with 45,000.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
45,000 -6,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Ryan Laplante

Niveau: 7

Blinds: 250/500

Ante: 75

Some Dinner Break Counts

Niveau 6 : 200/400, 50 ante

The players in Flight B are currently on a one-hour dinner break and will resume play at approximately 8:24 p.m.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
51,000 51,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Greg Himmelbrand us
Greg Himmelbrand
Michael Pearson us
Michael Pearson
18,600 10,600
Tony Sinishtaj us
Tony Sinishtaj
18,500 18,500
Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
17,000 17,000
Aaron Johnson us
Aaron Johnson
14,500 6,500
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
14,000 14,000
Todd Witteles us
Todd Witteles
13,000 -6,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Ryan Belz us
Ryan Belz
9,000 -31,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
8,000 -4,000
Craig Gold us
Craig Gold
7,800 -200
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
7,800 7,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
7,200 7,200
WSOP 4X Winner
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
7,200 7,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Caufman Talley us
Caufman Talley
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
7,000 -1,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Nick Palma us
Nick Palma
Mandy Baker us
Mandy Baker
Daniel Deveau us
Daniel Deveau
5,000 -3,000

Niveau: 6

Blinds: 200/400

Ante: 50

WSOP Player of the Year Contenders in the Field

Niveau 5 : 150/300, 50 ante
John Racener
John Racener

In addition to Ray Henson, who is currently second on the leaderboard for Player of the Year, current leader John Racener is also in the Flight B field. Alex Foxen is 12th on that list, and he is here and up to a healthy stack of 28,000 from the 8,000-chip starting stack.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Ebony Kenney us
Ebony Kenney
29,500 21,500
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
28,000 28,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
24,000 16,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
19,000 11,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Megan Thomson us
Megan Thomson
18,500 18,500
Tim Burt us
Tim Burt
16,000 8,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
16,000 10,925
Mike Cordell us
Mike Cordell
15,000 15,000
WSOP 1X Winner
James Salmon us
James Salmon
12,000 1,500
John Sun us
John Sun
11,500 11,500
Ben Keeline us
Ben Keeline
11,500 11,500
John Racener us
John Racener
11,200 11,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
10,700 1,500
Nick Jivkov bg
Nick Jivkov
9,000 1,000
WSOP 1X Winner
James Alexander us
James Alexander
7,000 7,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
6,500 6,500
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Alex FoxenJohn RacenerRay Henson

Steve Karp Triples Up, John Templeton Wins Side Pot

Niveau 5 : 150/300, 50 ante

Steve Karp went all in for his last 1,525 from the cutoff, and John Templeton called on the button. The small blind raised to 5,000, and Templeton went all in. His opponent called and had him covered by a small margin.

Karp: {J-Spades}{5-Spades}
Templeton: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}
Small blind: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades} {10-Clubs} {J-Hearts}, and Karp tripled up with two pair, jacks and fives. Templeton won a sizeable side pot with ace-king high, and the third player was left with under 2,000 chips.

Joueur Jetons Progression
John Templeton us
John Templeton
31,000 31,000
Steve Karp us
Steve Karp
5,200 -800

Tags: John TempletonSteve Karp

Niveau: 5

Blinds: 150/300

Ante: 50

First Break for Flight B

Niveau 4 : 100/200, 25 ante

The players in Flight B are on a 20-minute break. The tournament clock reads 1,318 entries for this flight.

There are still four levels of play left for Flight A across the room. Click the 1a tab above to see those updates, or click here.