Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $667,920
Players 1452

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 140,000 / 280,000
Ante 35,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1452

Highlights

Highlights

Moorman Flushed Out on the River

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante
Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman opened for 64,000 from early position and "dogmai" called from the hijack to see a {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop.

Moorman continued for 78,777 and "dogmai" called to see the {k-Clubs} appear on the turn.

Moorman led out for 179,877 and then called off his 576,203 stack after "dogmai" raised to 723,858.

"dogmai": {q-Spades}{10-Spades}
Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Moorman was ahead until the {k-Spades} appeared on the river completing "dogmai's" flush and ending Moorman's tournament in 36th place for $2,247.64.

Moorman Flushed Out on the River
Moorman Flushed Out on the River
Dilip Kumar “dogmai” Natarajan
Dilip Kumar “dogmai” Natarajan
4,726,397 710,980
Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman
Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman
Busted

Tags: Chris Moorman

"kings702" Eliminates "AllSkillz"

Chad_Holloway • Level 32: 16,000-32,000, 4,000 ante

"kings702" raised to 70,000 under the gun and was met by an all-in three-bet for 217,076 from "AllSkillz" in the cutoff. Action folded back to "kings702"

"AllSkillz": {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
"kings702": {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

"AllSkillz" had the inferior pocket pair and they never caught up as the board ran out a dry {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. "AllSkillz" exited in 38th place for $1,881.79.

Zachary “kings702” Grech
Zachary “kings702” Grech
2,082,008 341,076
AllSkillz
AllSkillz
Busted
Level:
32
Blinds:
16,000/32,000
Ante:
4,000

Level 31 Top 10 Counts

Chad_Holloway • Level 31: 14,000-28,000, 3,500 ante
Dilip Kumar “dogmai” Natarajan
Dilip Kumar “dogmai” Natarajan
4,015,417 2,228,081
freshness4
freshness4
2,276,546 2,216,618
Zachary “kings702” Grech
Zachary “kings702” Grech
1,740,932
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva
1,732,570 263,408
Raymond “avant9201” Avant
Raymond “avant9201” Avant
1,697,165
Matt "omg_obama" Iles us
Matt "omg_obama" Iles
us 1,577,925
Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen
Ryan "im.sorry" Torgersen
1,512,740 921,846
David "bewater" Goodman us
David "bewater" Goodman
us 1,340,653
Michael “mikeob81” O'Brien
Michael “mikeob81” O'Brien
1,280,030 100,055
Dennis "WhiteRuntz" Zollo US
Dennis "WhiteRuntz" Zollo
US 1,076,534

Wang Misses his Flush and Coughs Up Bounty to Kim

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 14,000-28,000, 3,500 ante
Michael Wang
Michael Wang

Michael "miw210x" Wang open-jammed for 296,016 from late position and Byung Jun "YESUM1987" Kim called from the button.

Michael "miw210x" Wang: {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Byung Jun "YESUM1987" Kim: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Wang was behind holding live cards and it was Kim who connected with the {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs} flop but it also gave Wang the flush draw.

The {a-Clubs} turn was no help to Wang and the {10-Spades} river was a brick ending his tournament in 42nd place for $1,881.79.

Wang Misses his Flush and Coughs Up Bounty to Kim
Wang Misses his Flush and Coughs Up Bounty to Kim
Byung Jun "YESUM1987" Kim
Byung Jun "YESUM1987" Kim
719,552 673,978
Michael "miw210x" Wang
Michael "miw210x" Wang
Busted

Tags: Byung Jun KimMichael Wang

Level:
31
Blinds:
14,000/28,000
Ante:
3,500

Conte Cooler Kleck

Chad_Holloway • Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante

Anthony "Fresshh429" Conte raised to 66,000 from the cutoff and Adam "Mizer3" Kleck responded by three-bet jamming for 224,288 from the button. Both blinds folded and Conte made the call.

Adam "Mizer3" Kleck: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Anthony "Fresshh429" Conte: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

Kleck was way behind and failed to catch up as the board ran out {q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Kleck was eliminated in 48th place for $1,568.16.

Anthony "Fresshh429" Conte
Anthony "Fresshh429" Conte
796,328
Adam "Mizer3" Kleck us
Adam "Mizer3" Kleck
us Busted

Tags: Adam KleckAnthony Conte

Kuhn Loses Race and Bounty

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Robert Kuhn
Robert Kuhn

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn open-jammed for 286,244 from early position and was called by "mikeob81" from the hijack.

"mikeob81": {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Kuhn was ahead with his made hand but had a sweat after the {9-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{q-Spades} flop that gave "mikeob81" a broadway draw.

The sweat didn't last long as the {10-Spades} turn completed broadway for "mikeob81" and the {7-Hearts} river eliminated Kuhn from the tournament.

Kuhn Loses Race and Bounty
Kuhn Loses Race and Bounty
Michael “mikeob81” O'Brien
Michael “mikeob81” O'Brien
1,179,975
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn us
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
us Busted

Tags: Robert Kuhn

WSOP Legend: 3-Time Poker Players Championship Winner Michael Mizrachi

Chad_Holloway • Level 30: 12,000-24,000, 3,000 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

The World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship (PPC), which was created in 2006, is considered the tournament where the best of the best take on one another and duke it out in a variety of poker games, a reflection of all-around poker skill. Imagine playing the likes of Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu five days in a row in a short-handed mixed format.

Needless to say, the hefty price tag coupled with a small, elite field created a legacy for the PPC where champions are considered among the greatest overall poker players. A quick glance at its 14-year history shows nothing but greatness among champions, from John Hennigan to Mike Gorodinsky, and with the late David "Chip" Reese as perhaps the event's most fitting inaugural winner back in 2006.

Winning once is the poker professional's dream. Winning two? You're in a league of your own. But winning the toughest event with poker's best three times? Only one man achieved that improbable feat on this day back in 2018, after winning his first two titles in 2010 and 2012: Michael Mizrachi.

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Level:
30
Blinds:
12,000/24,000
Ante:
3,000