Live Events 3
WSOP National Championship

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,570,000
Players 157

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 5,000



Nguyen in Control

[user196975] • Level 27: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Since returning from dinner Huy Nguyen has been in control of every hand.

Nguyen Pressures Eriquezzo

[user196975] • Level 27: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

On just the second hand back from break Ryan Eriquezzo opened to 80,000 from the small blind. Huy Nguyen moved all in to make Eriquezzo play for his whole stack.

Eriquezzo tossed his cards away and Nguyen took the pot.

Tags: Huy NguyenRyan Eriquezzo

Blend 'Em & Send 'Em

[user196975] • Level 27: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Cards are back in the air following the dinner break.


The Dinner Bell Doth Ringeth

[user196975] • Level 26: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The players (and bloggers) are on an one hour dinner break. Cards will be back in the air at approximately 6:15 p.m. PST.

Nguyen vs Eriquezzo

[user196975] • Level 26: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante
Huy Nguyen
Huy Nguyen

Ryan Eriquezzo opened for 48,000, Huy Nguyen called from the button and Nikolas Stone called from the small blind. The flop came {2-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {7-Clubs}, Stone checked, Eriquezzo bet 71,000 and Nguyen called. Stone folded and the turn came {Q-Diamonds}.

Eriquezzo checked, Nguyen bet 127,000 and Eriquezzo called. The river came {2-Hearts}, Eriquezzo checked and Nguyen bet 218,000. Eriquezzo called and Nguyen tabled {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs} to win the hand.

Tags: Huy NguyenRyan Eriquezzo

Andy Hwang Eliminated in 5th Place ($103,322)

Yung Hwang
Yung Hwang

Andy Hwang began the day as a big chip leader, but things never seemed to go his way at the final table. After growing short, Hwang moved all in preflop for 319,000 and was called by Nikolas Stone.

Hwang: {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Stone: {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

Hwang was in bad shape and in need of some help, but the {9-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop was anything but. Stone's supporters, of which there are a lot, erupted in celebration when their man hit a ten to extend his lead. The {2-Hearts} turn did give Hwang a wheel draw, but the {9-Diamonds} river would not complete it.

Hwang no doubt had high hopes heading into the final table, but he leaves with a $103,322 consolation prize for his fifth-place finish.

Nikolas Stone us
Nikolas Stone
us 1,100,000 350,000
Andy Hwang us
Andy Hwang
us Busted

Tags: Andy HwangNikolas Stone

Keikoan Had Hwang On the Ropes

[user196975] • Level 26: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Matt Keikoan and Andy Hwang went to a flop of {5-Diamonds} {5-Spades} {A-Spades}. Keikoan checked, Hwang bet 30,000 and Keikoan check-raised to 85,000. Hwang called and the turn came {Q-Spades}. Both players checked and the {A-Hearts} came on the river. Keikoan moved all in, having Hwang covered, and Hwang folded with disappointment.

Tags: Matt KeikoanAndy Hwang

The Circuit Supports Each Other

[user196975] • Level 26: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

A large contingent of WSOPC standouts have made their way to the ESPN Feature Stage to show their support. Kyle Cartwright, Matthew Hankins, Tripp Kirk, Drew Dumanksi, Jeff Fielder, AP Phahurat, David Clark and La Sengphet are all in attendance.