2018 World Series of Poker

Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 3
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
40,000 / 80,000

Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 3 Completed

Tan Leads Final Six in Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante
Longsheng Tan
Longsheng Tan

It took almost exactly six levels for Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em to get down to a final six from the 26 that started the day. In that time, the chip lead ebbed and flowed, but at the end of it all, start-of-day chipleader Longsheng Tan went back-to-back to be end-of-day chipleader as well.

He was responsible for the elimination of one player at the official final table, with second-in-chips Adam Laskey responsible for the other three — not bad going considering Laskey was the shortest stack at the unofficial final table. However, the eliminations weren't enough for Laskey to topple Tan, who sits atop the chip counts for the second consecutive day.

Here's how the final six players stack up:

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Longsheng TanUnited States3,260,00082
2Adam LaskeyUnited States2,345,00059
3Stephen BiermanUnited States1,035,00026
4Jayaram KovoorchathothUnited States1,660,00042
5Trey BrabhamUnited States590,00015
6Lanny LevineUnited States1,175,00029

And here are the final six payouts:

PositionPayout (USD)

Day Recap

In the first two levels, a total of 10 players headed out the doors. Daniel Weinman and Rex Clinkscales headed out the door, and just after the two-table redraw, it was the turn of 2018 bracelet winner Timur Margolin to exit the tournament. Earlier this summer, Margolin took down Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $507,274, but he wouldn't be adding another bracelet after losing a flip with jacks against the ace-king of Lanny Levine.

Jayaram Kovoorchathoth was one of the players moving into the chip lead for a time, holding more than two million in chips at one stage. Stephen Bierman and Longsheng Tan would tangle on multiple occasions throughout the day, including one where Bierman won back-to-back hands against his opponent.

However, sparks flew between Bierman and another opponent, Trey Brabham, with both players receiving a one-orbit penalty after some verbal sparring midway through the day.

While they were away, Tan would reassert himself at the top of the chip counts with the elimination of Justin Zaki shoving into Tan's aces with ace-jack, and soon the players were at an unofficial final table of 10.

With the announcement that play would halt at six-handed to enable the final day's play to be streamed on Twitch, there was a lull in proceedings. The ten remaining players adjusted to their new surroundings on the Brasilia feature stage, with Tan falling back through the counts to a pack of five between a million and one and a half million.

Shyam Srinivasan
Shyam Srinivasan finished 10th.

Shyam Srinivasan has already made one deep run so far this WSOP, finishing seventh in the Monster Stack for $154,463, and he fell in 10th place here, losing a flip against Tan.

Five hands later, it was a cooler rather than a flip sending Jason Paradis to the rail. Paradis got it in with a flush draw against the top pair of Adam Laskey. Paradis made his flush on the turn, but another diamond on the river gave Laskey a bigger flush, sending Paradis to the rail in ninth.

Georgios Tavoularis came into the unofficial final table as the second-shortest stack, and he did well to ladder three spots to eighth, eventually losing a flip to Laskey to bust. And with just seconds remaining in the level before a scheduled dinner break, Day 1 chipleader John Pannucci fell at the hands of Laskey, with fours failing to hold against ace-king as Laskey sent him on his way.

Play will resume Sunday at 2 p.m. and you can catch every hand of the action as we play down to a winner right here on PokerNews.com

Tags: Adam LaskeyDaniel WeinmanGeorgios TavoularisJason ParadisJayaram KovoorchathothJohn PannucciLanny LevineLongsheng TanRex ClinkscalesShyam SrinivasanStephen BiermanTimur MargolinTrey Brabham

John Pannucci Eliminated in 7th Place ($41,884)

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante
John Pannucci
John Pannucci

Hand #22: With around 15 big blinds left, John Pannucci shipped all in from middle position and it was folded around until it came to Adam Laskey in the big blind. He made a quick call and they tabled their cards.

John Pannucci: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Adam Laskey: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

It was off to the races and the {8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop was good for Pannucci, but the {k-Clubs} turn brought a pair for Laskey and the flush draw, meaning there was only one out in the deck for Pannucci and the {9-Hearts} on the river wasn't it. The Day 1 chipleader headed toward the payouts desk and Laskey scooped up around 1 million in chips.

Tags: Adam LaskeyJohn Pannucci

Hands #17-21: Laskey Gets Active

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #17: Adam Laskey raised to 70,000. Stephen Bierman three-bet to 200,000 from the small blind and Laskey folded.

Hand #18: Longsheng Tan opened the hijack and Laskey called behind on the cutoff and the flop came out {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Tan bet and Laskey folded.

Hand #19: Laskey opened the hijack and everyone folded.

Hand #20: Jayaram Kovoorchathoth raised the button and Lanny Levine came along from the big blind. It was a {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}{k-Clubs} flop and both players checked. The turn brought a {4-Diamonds} and Levine check-called Kovoorchathoth's 50,000 bet. On the {j-Hearts} river, Levine checked and Laskey bet 135,000 and collected the pot.

Hand #21: Laskey opened under the gun and got three callers: John Pannucci behind and Levine and Tan in the blinds. It fell {10-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} on the flop and it was checked all round. The {q-Diamonds} turn saw two checks from the blinds and Laskey bet 155,000, which Pannucci called and Levine and Tan got out the way. The {4-Clubs} river saw another bet, but this time Laskey set Pannucci all in and it was enough to win the pot.

Tags: Adam LaskeyJayaram KovoorchathothJohn PannucciLanny LevineLongsheng TanStephen Bierman

Georgios Tavoularis Eliminated in 8th Place ($31,775)

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante
Georgios Tavoularis
Georgios Tavoularis

Hand #16: Georgios Tavoularis moved all in from the cutoff for 396,000. Adam Laskey called in the small blind.

Georgios Tavoularis: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Adam Laskey: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Tavoularis busted in eighth for $31,775.

Player Chips Progress
Adam Laskey us
Adam Laskey
1,530,000 865,000
Georgios Tavoularis gr
Georgios Tavoularis

Tags: Adam LaskeyGeorgios Tavoularis

Hands #14-15: Brabham Doubles Up

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #14: Jayaram Kovoorchathoth raised to 65,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #15: Trey Brabham open-shoved for 299,000. Longsheng Tan called and the cards were turned over.

Trey Brabham: {j-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Longsheng Tan: {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}

The board came {4-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Brabham doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Longsheng Tan us
Longsheng Tan
3,100,000 -250,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Trey Brabham us
Trey Brabham
610,000 260,000

Tags: Jayaram KovoorchathothLongsheng TanTrey Brabham

Hands #9-13: Some Back and Forth

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #9: Adam Laskey opened the button to 70,000 and John Pannucci called the big blind. The flop was {2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} and Pannucci check-raised Laskey's 85,000 continuation to 215,000. Laskey called and moved all in when Pannucci checked the {8-Hearts} turn, which netted him the pot.

Hand #10: It was a raise and take by Longsheng Tan.

Hand #11: Laskey opened the hijack to 70,000. Stephen Bierman three-bet shoved and took it down.

Hand #12: Tan opened early to 70,000 and got no callers.

Hand #13: Jayaram Kovoorchathoth opened the cutoff and Georgios Angelo Tavoularis defended his big blind. The flop was {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Tavoularis check-folded to the continuation-bet.

Tags: Adam LaskeyGeorgios Angelo TavoularisJayaram KovoorchathothJohn PannucciLongsheng TanStephen Bierman

Hands #6-8: Bierman Doubles Up

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #6: Adam Laskey raised to 70,000 from under the gun. Lanny Levine called in the cutoff and Longsheng Tan called in the big blind.

The flop {7-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} was checked by the three players. The turn was the {5-Clubs}. Tan checked and Laskey bet 110,000. Both Levine and Tan folded.

Hand #7: Stephen Bierman raised to 60,000 from under the gun, and folded to a three-bet from Tan in the small blind.

Hand #8: Trey Brabham raised to 75,000 and it folded to Bierman in the big blind who three-bet all in for 404,000. Brabham called.

Trey Brabham: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Stephen Bierman: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

"I'm gonna use my one time, boys," said Brabham, but the board came {10-Clubs}{a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, doubling Bierman up.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Bierman us
Stephen Bierman
820,000 365,000
Trey Brabham us
Trey Brabham
350,000 -630,000

Tags: Adam LaskeyLanny LevineLongsheng TanStephen BiermanTrey Brabham

Jason Paradis Eliminated in 9th Place ($24,409)

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante
Jason Paradis
Jason Paradis

Hand #5:

Jayaram Kovoorchathoth raised to 70,000 and Jason Paradis called in the small blind. Longsheng Tan called in the big blind and the flop came {2-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. Paradis checked and Tan bet 105,000. Kovoorchathoth folded and Paradis thought about his decision before moving all in. Tan called.

Longsheng Tan: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Jason Paradis: {7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Paradis made his flush on the {10-Diamonds} turn, but the river {4-Diamonds} improved Tan to a bigger flush, sending Paradis to the rail in ninth place for $24,409.

Player Chips Progress
Longsheng Tan us
Longsheng Tan
3,350,000 550,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Paradis us
Jason Paradis

Tags: Jason ParadisJayaram KovoorchathothLongsheng Tan

Hands #1-4: Levine Takes From Pannucci

Level 26 : 15,000/30,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #1: Jason Paradis moved all in from middle position and got it through.

Hand #2: John Pannucci opened the button to 60,000 and Trey Brabham defended his big blind. He check-folded on the {4-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Clubs} to Pannucci's 45,000 continuation.

Hand #3: John Pannucci opened the cutoff to 70,000 and Jayaram Kovoorchathoth called on the button, as did Lanny Levine in the big blind. The flop came {6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} and everyone checked. The turn was a {2-Clubs} and Levine led for 125,000 and called Pannucci's 325,000 raise, while Kovoorchathoth moved aside. The river brought another {k-Hearts} and it went check-check. Pannucci showed {q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for a turned two pair but Levine had rivered trips with {k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

Hand #4: Pannucci raised to 70,000 and got no callers.

Player Chips Progress
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth us
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth
1,540,000 -210,000
Lanny Levine us
Lanny Levine
1,500,000 410,000
John Pannucci us
John Pannucci
1,100,000 75,000

Tags: Jason ParadisJayaram KovoorchathothJohn PannucciLanny LevineTrey Brabham