Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD

Event Info

Prize Pool $27,559,500
Players 5802

Level Info

Level 25
Blinds 400,000 / 800,000
Ante 100,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1

Madanzhiev Wins One; Loses One

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 350,000-700,000, 85,000 ante

Stoyan Madanzhiev opened to 1.54 million in the cutoff and was called by Satoshi Isomae out of the big blind.

On a flop of {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, Isomae checked and Madanzhiev bet the pot for 4.11 million, which Isomae called.

The {8-Spades} followed on the turn and Isomae now check-folded to a second barrel worth 9,247,500.

In the next hand, Madanzhiev raised to 1.4 million and TylerRueger flat-called from one seat over in the cutoff. Madanzhiev bet the {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop for 1,494,900 to earn a call and check-folded the {q-Diamonds} turn when Rueger bet 3,105,000.

Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 76,023,113 3,530,100
Wenling Gao cn 72,849,749 -255,000
Tyler Rueger us 53,788,190 3,919,900
Satoshi Isomae jp 37,987,095 -6,255,000
Joao Santos br 20,670,618 -255,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 12,167,052 -255,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 9,484,480 1,765,000
Tyler Cornell us 6,781,374 -1,305,000

Gao Gets Paid, Takes the Lead

KaleGozer • Level 24: 350,000-700,000, 85,000 ante
Wenling Gao
Wenling Gao

Wenling Gao raised to 1,400,000 in the cutoff and Tyler Rueger called the big blind. The flop was {2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and Rueger checked. Gao bet 1,263,900 and Rueger called.

The turn paired the board with the {k-Spades} and Rueger check-called 1,750,000 this time. Rueger checked the {q-Clubs} on the river and Gao emptied the clip, settling on a bet of 4,928,900.

Rueger called it off with {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for kings and jacks but Gao had him completely crushed with {j-Clubs}{j-Spades} for a full house to claim the lead

Wenling Gao cn 73,104,749 12,022,800
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 72,493,013 6,610,000
Tyler Rueger us 49,868,290 -19,892,800
Satoshi Isomae jp 44,242,095 8,210,000
Joao Santos br 20,925,618 -5,560,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 12,422,052 1,400,000
Tyler Cornell us 8,086,374 -4,180,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 7,719,480 -1,730,000

Samuel Taylor Eliminated in 9th Place ($230,395)

zedmaster84 • Level 24: 350,000-700,000, 85,000 ante
Samuel Taylor
Samuel Taylor

In just the third hand of the final table, Wenling Gao raised to 1.4 million and was called by Samuel Taylor in middle position.

The duo went heads-up to the {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop on which Gao continued for 1.75 million and picked up a call.

Gao then checked the {a-Clubs} on the turn which prompted a bet of 4.2 million by Taylor. What followed was a check-raise to 11.9 million by Gao and Taylor made the call to create a pot of more than 31.9million.

The {q-Spades} fell on the river and Gao bet 8.75 million. Taylor moved all in for 9,918,268 total and was quickly called by Gao.

In the showdown, Taylor turned over the {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for a flopped set of nines but Gao's {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} had turned a set of aces. The 9th place finish of Taylor comes with a payday of $230,395.

Samuel Taylor Eliminated in 9th Place
Samuel Taylor Eliminated in 9th Place
Wenling Gao cn 61,081,949 26,528,268
Samuel Taylor us Busted

Tags: Samuel TaylorWenling Gao


Final Table Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 23: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Thomas WardNew Zealand9,449,48013
2Joao SantosBrazil26,485,61838
3Wenling GaoChina34,553,68149
4Stefan SchillhabelGermany11,022,05216
5Samuel TaylorUnited States23,408,26833
6Stoyan MadanzhievBulgaria65,883,01394
7Tyler RuegerUnited States69,761,090100
8Tyler CornellUnited States12,266,37418
9Satoshi IsomaeJapan36,032,09551
WSOP Online Main Event Final Table
WSOP Online Main Event Final Table
Tyler Rueger us 69,761,090 -75,000
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 65,883,013
Satoshi Isomae jp 36,032,095 900,000
Wenling Gao cn 34,553,681 -675,000
Joao Santos br 26,485,618
Samuel Taylor us 23,408,268 -75,000
Tyler Cornell us 12,266,374
Stefan Schillhabel de 11,022,052 -75,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 9,449,480

Mariano Martiradonna Eliminated in 10th Place ($161,686)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Martiradonna eliminated
Martiradonna eliminated

Stoyan Madanzhiev made it 1,260,000 to go on the button and was called by Mariano Martiradonna in the big blind. On a {q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades} flop, Martiradonna check-called a bet of 2,396,250 and the duo then headed to the {k-Hearts} turn.

Martiradonna checked and Madanzhiev now bet 7,987,500, which covered the remaining stack of his opponent. After using a portion of his time bank, Martiradona called for 7,666,948 and the cards were turned over.

Mariano Martiradonna: {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Stoyan Madanzhiev: {q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The kicker played on the {4-Hearts} river and Martiradonna had to settle for 10th place and a payday of $161,686.

Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 65,883,013 9,450,198
Joao Santos br 26,485,618 2,325,000
Tyler Cornell us 12,266,374 -150,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 9,449,480 -150,000
Mariano Martiradonna it Busted

Tags: Mariano MartiradonnaStoyan Madanzhiev

Benjamin Rolle Eliminated in 11th Place ($161,686)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Benjamin Rolle
Benjamin Rolle

First to act, Wenling Gao opened the action with a min raise to 1.2 million and Benjamin Rolle then jammed in his short stack from the cutoff for 7,902,806 total. Tyler Rueger cold-called on the button and Gao sent her cards into the muck.

Benjamin Rolle: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Tyler Rueger: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

On a board of {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, Rolle found no miracle and was instead left drawing dead on the turn. His 11th place finish comes with a payday of $161,686 as the field is now down to 10 contenders and on the final table bubble.

Rolle eliminated by Rueger
Rolle eliminated by Rueger
Tyler Rueger us 69,836,090 11,902,229
Wenling Gao cn 35,228,681 -1,875,000
Satoshi Isomae jp 35,132,095 975,000
Samuel Taylor us 23,483,268 75,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 11,097,052 1,275,000
Benjamin Rolle de Busted

Tags: Benjamin RolleTyler RuegerWenling Gao

Samuel Vousden Eliminated in 12th Place ($161,686)

zedmaster84 • Level 23: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante
Samuel Vousden
Samuel Vousden

Down to only 5,595,822, Samuel Vousden moved all in from the cutoff and was called by none other than Stoyan Madanzhiev in the big blind. It seemed fitting that it would be Madanzhiev after he previous two clashed and this time Vousden had the best of it heading into the showdown.

Samuel Vousden: {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Stoyan Madanzhiev: {a-Hearts}{3-Spades}

The {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop made it likely for the kicker to play a vital role and Madanzhiev then spiked the {3-Diamonds} turn to take the lead. A blank {4-Hearts} followed on the river and that spelled the end for Vousden in 12th place.

To make things even worse, Tyler Cornell and Thomas Ward both showed a mucked trey which meant thhat Madanzhiev hit a one-outer to deal the final blow. Vousden's exit is rewarded with a payday of $161,686)

Vousden Eliminated by Madanzhiev
Vousden Eliminated by Madanzhiev
Stoyan Madanzhiev bg 56,432,815 2,460,635
Joao Santos br 24,160,618 3,765,003
Tyler Cornell us 12,416,374 5,113,187
Mariano Martiradonna it 11,473,198 -2,745,000
Thomas Ward (NZ) NZ 9,599,480 -1,595,000
Samuel Vousden fi Busted

Tags: Samuel VousdenStoyan MadanzhievThomas WardTyler Cornell

Quads for Rueger

KaleGozer • Level 23: 300,000-600,000, 75,000 ante

Tyler Rueger raised to 1,000,000 from middle position, Stefan Schillhabel three-bet to 3,250,000 from the cutoff and Rueger called.

The flop was {8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Rueger check-called 1,902,500 from the German. The turn was the {7-Hearts} and Rueger check-called a second barrel worth 3,766,950.

After the {3-Hearts} river got checked by both players, Rueger revealed {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for quads and Schillhabel mucked {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Tyler Rueger us 57,933,861 12,014,450
Wenling Gao cn 37,103,681 3,055,400
Satoshi Isomae jp 34,157,095 795,000
Samuel Taylor us 23,408,268 535,000
Benjamin Rolle de 12,352,229 -1,305,000
Stefan Schillhabel de 9,822,052 -15,094,850