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Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
Days:
1234

Highlights

Highlights

Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
Day 3 Completed

Yifrach Leads the Final Six in Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship

AaronMcBride • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Gal Yifrach
Gal Yifrach

Gal Yifrach had a day to remember after he went from start-of-day short stack to final six chip leader in just over four hours in Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship.

When the final 16 returned to action at 2 p.m. in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, Yifrach had just 319,000, but by the end of the play, the American bagged a massive 5,385,000 for the clear lead at the top.

Yifrach will be looking to claim his second WSOP gold bracelet when the action resumes at noon on Tuesday, July 16, but will be challenged by Anuj Agarwal (4,350,000), Dong Chen (2,540,000), Kahle Burns (1,855,000), Leonard Maue (1,495,000) and Ben Heath (710,000).

Official Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Dong ChenChina2,540,00051
2Gal YifrachUnited States5,385,000108
3Leonard MaueGermany1,495,00030
4Ben HeathUnited Kingdom710,00014
5Anuj AgarwalUnited States4,350,00087
6Kahle BurnsAustralia1,855,00037

Action of the Day

It took 90 minutes for the final two tables to be set after Simon Deadman (16th), Jeffrey Trudeau (15th), Lauren Roberts (14th) and Vicent Bosca Ramon (13th) all departed with $28,618 for their efforts.

Trudeau's early elimination came as a shock after he started the proceedings in the top three chip counts, but after his five-bet jam from the small blind with ace-deuce was called by Agarwal on the button with pocket kings, Trudeau was unable to survive.

Alan Goehring (12th-$36,151) then ran his short stack into pocket queens and departed before Ramin Hajiyev (11th-$36,15), who had held the Day 2 chip lead for an extended period, saw his ace-jack dominated by the ace-queen of Markus Gonsalves after all the chips went into the middle preflop.

James Romero (10th-$46,962) finally saw his deep run ended after seesawing between the top and bottom of the chip rankings. Romero's shove was pocket sixes came up against pocket kings, and no miracle board followed.

Stefan Huber (9th-$46,962) laddered his way up despite being all-in on several occasions, but his run for a place at the final table was ended when his pocket jacks lost a crucial race against ace-queen.

The penultimate player to see their dream end was Gonsalves, (8th-$62,684). The American got it in good with ace-five against Burn's king-queen, but the Australian saw his holding improve to trips after the board fell and Gonsalves departed to the cash desk.

In the final hand of Day 3, Agarwal called in the small blind for 50,000, and Eric Kurtzman (7th-$62,684) raised to 250,000. Agarwal's shove with king-queen was snap-called by Kurtzman who held ace-jack, but when the run-out came queen-high, Kurtzman was confirmed as the unfortunate player to miss out on a spot at the official final table.

The players will return to play under the lights of the feature table where their battles will be streamed via CBS.

Join us back here at PokerNews then as we find out who will take home $630,747 and one of the last awarded WSOP gold bracelets of the summer!

Tags: Alan GoehringAnuj AgarwalBen HeathDong ChenEric KurtzmanGal YifrachJames RomeroJeffrey TrudeauKahle BurnsLauren RobertsLeonard MaueMarkus GonsalvesRamin HajiyevSimon DeadmanStefan HuberVicent BoscaVicent Bosca Ramon

Eric Kurtzman Eliminated in 7th Place ($62,684)

AaronMcBride • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Eric Kurtzman
Eric Kurtzman

Anuj Agarwal called in the small blind for 50,000, and Eric Kurtzman raised to 250,000.

With the decision back on Agarwal, he moved all in, and Kurtzman called.

Anuj Agarwal: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Eric Kurtzman: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Board: {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Kurtzman held the preflop lead, but Agarwal paired his queen on the flop.

Kurtzman was unable to regain his advantage after the turn, and river cards fell and departed in 7th place for $62,684.

The final six will now bag their chips and return at noon on Tuesday, July 16, to compete for the title.

A recap of the day's action will follow.

Anuj Agarwal us
Anuj Agarwal
us 4,350,000 1,080,000
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us Busted

Tags: Anuj AgarwalEric Kurtzman

Level:
25
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
50,000

Break

AaronMcBride • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

The remaining seven are now on a 15-minute break.

Chen Doubles Through Burns

AaronMcBride • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Kahle Burns raised to 85,000 from under the gun and Dong Chen three-bet to 250,000 from the next seat.

The action folded back around to Burns, and he moved all in.

Chen gave his cards a quick look and then called.

Kahle Burns: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Dong Chen: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Board: {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Chen held his advantage on the flop, but Burns picked up additional outs to the wheel.

But the turn and river cards were no use to Burns and Chen secured the double up at the expense of the Australian.

Dong Chen cn
Dong Chen
cn 2,500,000 1,200,000
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 1,800,000 -1,100,000

Tags: Dong ChenKahle Burns

Final Table Redraw

DegenOnTour • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
SeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Dong ChenChina1,300,00033
2Gal YifrachUnited States5,400,000135
3Leonard MaueGermany1,600,00040
4Ben HeathUnited Kingdom900,00023
5Anuj AgarwalUnited States3,100,00078
6Eric KurtzmanUnited States1,100,00028
7Kahle BurnsAustralia2,900,00073

Markus Gonsalves Eliminated in 8th Place ($62,684)

DegenOnTour • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Markus Gonsalves
Markus Gonsalves

Kahle Burns and Markus Gonsalves tangled one more time when all the chips got in the middle. Gonsalves was at risk with {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs} against the {k-Spades}{q-Spades} of Burns.

The flop was dealt {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs} which gave both players a piece. The {10-Diamonds} on the river didn't change a lot at first sight but it turned out to be a very significant card when the river was the {k-Clubs}. Burns won the hand with a full house while Gonsalves busted.

He finished in seventh place and he cashed for $62,684.

Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 2,900,000 850,000
Markus Gonsalves us
Markus Gonsalves
us Busted

Tags: Kahle BurnsMarkus Gonsalves

Chen Folds Top Two

AaronMcBride • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

The board fell {k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Gal Yifrach bet 140,000 from the big blind, which Dong Chen called from the cutoff.

The {a-Diamonds} hit the river and Yifrach bet 500,000. Chen went into the tank for two minutes and then open-folded {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} for top two pair.

"How do you fold that," said Yifrach before mucking his cards and picking up the pot.

Gal Yifrach us
Gal Yifrach
us 5,200,000 200,000
Dong Chen cn
Dong Chen
cn 1,300,000 400,000

Tags: Dong ChenGal Yifrach