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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Andrew Wisdom Bags the Chip Lead in Quest for Another High Roller Title

Chip Leader Andrew Wisdom - Photo Courtesy of WSOP.com

Over at the High Roller Event, play has ended for the night with 22 players, and it's a familiar face to the Bike who bagged the chip lead. Andrew Wisdom won two big titles here last year, the Cardplayer Main Event last October, and this very High Roller event in December. He bagged up 252,500 thanks to a late night surge. 

Click here for a full list of High Roller survivors, and don't forget that registration will still be open tomorrow until cards are in the air again at 1 PM.

Table 2 Seating Draw and Counts

Seat 1: Viet Vo - 270,000

Seat 2: Angelina Rich - 1,150,000

Seat 3: Marcos Exterkotter - 640,000

  Seat 4: Alexander Farahi - 475,000 

Seat 5: Steven Spunt - 758,000 

Seat 6: David Lambard - 900,000 

Seat 7: Vincent Moscati - 475,000 

Seat 8: Brett Apter - 2,050,000 

Seat 9: Sandeep Pulusani - 1,450,000  

Table 1 Seating Draw and Counts

Seat 1: Eli Loewenthal - 215,000

Seat 2: Zilong Zhang - 375,000

Seat 3: Robert Durant - 945,000

 Seat 4: Ian Steinman - 880,000 

Seat 5: Craig Varnell - 1,565,000 

Seat 6: Jorge Leiva - 500,000  

Seat 7: Steven Forman - 2,250,000 

Seat 8: Loc Nguyen - 230,000 

Seat 9: Jason Bral - 1,100,000

Final Break of the Night

We just got down to the final 18 players right before this final break, and they just completed a two table redraw. When they return, we will post photos and counts for all 18 players, based on their seating draw. Stay tuned for that, and to find out who bags the overnight chip lead going into tomorrow's finals!

Seating Chart for the Final Three Tables

We have 27 players coming back from the dinner break, and below you will see a full seating chart of the final three tables, courtesy of the hard working folks of the WSOP Live Reporting team.

Table 1

Seat 1: Steven Forman - 1,095,000
Seat 2: Brett Apter - 776,000
Seat 3: Craig Varnell - 740,000
Seat 4: Viet Vo - 170,000
Seat 5: Xiao Ruan - 630,000
Seat 6: Phil Laak - 106,000
Seat 7: Jorge Leiva - 1,0180,000
Seat 8: Ed Alikhani - 290,000
Seat 9: Ian Steinman - 590,000

Table 2

Seat 1: Luke Nguyen - 250,000
Seat 2: Brian Manalang - 205,000
Seat 3: Robert Pound - 165,000
Seat 4: Yonas Abate - 77,000
Seat 5: Vincent Moscati - 205,000
Seat 6: Jason Bral - 1,200,000
Seat 7: Alex Farahi - 1,080,000
Seat 8: Angelina Rich - 785,000
Seat 9: Said El-Harrak - 352,000

Table 3

Seat 1: David Lambard - 645,000
Seat 2: Zilong Zhang - 835,000
Seat 3: Mike Giardina - 506,000
Seat 4: Steven Spunt - 500,000
Seat 5: Adam Hendrix - 620,000
Seat 6: Eli Loewenthal - 190,000
Seat 7: Sandeep Pulusani - 920,000
Seat 8: Robert Durant - 740,000
Seat 9: Marcos Exterkotter - 1,250,000

70 Players in the High Roller on Dinner Break

The High Roller Event and Main Event both went on dinner break at the same time, and the High Roller just started up again with 70 players entered so far. Registration is open until the start of Day 2 tomorrow, so you still have plenty of time to come on down and enjoy the action!

The Main Event will be underway again in about 15 minutes. Stay tuned for more updates!

The Top Stacks at Dinner Break

The bustouts have come at a blistering pace, as we are already down to the final three tables as we go to dinner break. Leading the way is David Lambard, who just doubled up on one of the last hands before winner with pocket aces against the Ace-King of former chip leader Marcos Exterkotter. Scroll down for his photo, and a couple other big stacks, as they go on their 60 minute dinner break.

David Lambard - 1,250,000

Jason Bral - 1,200,000

Alex Farahi - 1,180,000

First Round of Bustouts: 37-45th Places

Now that we are down to the final five tables, we will be posting the eliminations as they come. Here is the first round of players, all of whom took home $3,230 tonight.

37. James Brown
38. Derek Kwan
39. Timothy Tellard
40. Matt Schultz
41. Alexander Venosa
42. Eyal Revah
43. James Lenaghan
44. Marc Robinson
45. Douglas Camby

Some Updated Chip Counts on Second Break Today

Blinds: 5,000-10,000 Average: 400,000 Players Left: 41

Nick Phoenix - 870,000
Jason Bral - 735,0000
Said El Harrak - 640,000
Xuan Ruan - 580,000
Phil Laak - 555,000
Saya Ono - 350,000
Ed Alikhani - 250,000
Sohale Khalili - 220,000
Travis Tachibana - 140,000
Matt Schultz - 110,000

Bael Busts Braband in Wild Bubble Hand

We didn't have any hand-for-hand action on the bubble of this Main Event, as two big stacks tangled in a massive pot to burst the bubble. The hand was between chip leader Jason Bral and Tom Braband, and here's how it played out.

After a raise from Saya Ono preflop, Bral three bet to 40,000. Tom Braband called in the big blind, as did Ono, and the flop came down [8s][8c][4d]. Braband led for 35,000, Ono folded, and Bral raised to 100,000. Braband called, and the [Kd] hit the turn. This time, Braband check called for 125,000, and the [Qs] completed the board.

In the blink of an eye, Braband checked, Bral shoved, and Braband called. Bral shot out of his chair and tabled [Kh][Kc] for a full house, and Braband could only chuckle as he tabled [Qc][Qd] for a rivered full house that was no good.

Bral is up to over 1.2 million with that pot, and is easily the chip leader as we hit the money!

First Break of the High Roller Event

Over in the High Roller Event, the 34 registered players are taking their first break of the day. They will be returning to play in just a few moments, and registration will be open all day, so you still have plenty of time to come down and join us!

Some Local Chip Counts From the Final 74

Blinds: 3,000-6,000 Average: 227,000

Nick Phoenix - 920,000
Jason Bral - 560,000
Matt McEwan - 350,000
Daniel Strelitz - 255,000
Melanie Weisner - 230,000
Ed Alikhani - 145,000
Travis Tachibana - 140,000
Beau Winn -140,000
Phil Laak - 135,000
Nikhil Gera - 130,000
Matt Schultz - 100,000
Kevin French - 70,000

First Break of the Day 2 Restart

There's been plenty of action so far in the Main Event Day 2 finals, as we have 77 players left from the starting field of 110. The money is just around the corner now, as 63 players will be finishing in the money.

We will get a round of local updated chip counts when players return from their 10 minute breather.

Final Payouts For the WSOP Circuit Main Event

The latest WSOP Circuit Main Event stop drew a crowd of 547 players, making for a prizepool of $828,705. The final 63 players will be in the money today, all earning a min cash of $2,710. First place will be $174,055, and the WSOP Circuit Ring. Scroll down for the full payouts, and good luck to everyone still in!

1. $174,055
2. $107,640
3. $78,710
4. $58,405
5. $43,945
6. $33,520
7. $25,920
8. $20,320
9. $16,145
10-12. $12,995
13-15. 10,590
16-18. $8,745
19-21. 7,310
22-24. $6,190
25-27. 5,305
28-30. $4,600
31-33. $4,045
34-36. $3,595
37-45. $3,230
46-54. $2,940
55-63. $2,710

Cards in the Air: $2,200 High Roller Event

Along with the Main Event Day 2 restart, which is now down to 87 players, the $2,200 High Roller has just kicked off with two tables of players so far. This event has a guarantee of $100,000, and all levels will be 40 minutes today. Registration is open until the start of Day 2 tomorrow, so you have all day to come join us!

Stay tuned for updates from this event, as well as the Main Event Day 2!

Cards in the Air: WSOP Circuit Main Event Day 2

It's time to get the Main Event going once again! We have 110 players coming back today for the Day 2 finals, and we will be here all day long to give you guys all of your updates!

Click here for a full list of returning players, and be on the lookout for the payouts to be posted shortly.

Full List of Main Event Day 2 Survivors

After two full days of poker here at the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event, only 110 players are still alive and hoping to be the next big Ring winner here at the Bike!  Eli Loewenthal bagged the overall chi plead last night, barely edging out the Day 1A chip leader Nick Phoenix. Other players near the top are Craig Varnell, Ankush Mandavia, Matt Schultz, Matt McEwan, and Daniel Strelitz.

Click here for a full list of Day 2 chip counts, and don't forget that the action picks up again today at 12 PM!