Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Palkintopooli $3,107,700
Players 2302

Taso Info

Taso 28
Blindit 30,000 / 60,000
Antet 10,000

Bojang and Smith Tangle

We only walked up to this pot after the river was out on the {3-Hearts} {7-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} board. Patrick Smith had a bet of 125,000 out in front of him behind a Bojang check. There was at least 300,000 in the pot, probably more than 350,000.

After a couple long minutes in the tank, Bojang surrendered, and he's dipped back below a million chips.

Patrick Smith us 1,025,000 158,000
Ismael Bojang at 890,000 -176,000

Tagit: Patrick SmithIsmael Bojang

Redraw for the Final 18

• Taso 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
4451Philippe Boucher
4452Tai Lam
4453Eric Wasserson
4454Gregg Wilkinson
4455Kennii Nguyen
4456Greg Ronaldson
4457Cliff Goldkind
4458Barry Shulman
4459Adria Balaguer
4511David Peters
4512William Foster
4513Aram Zerounian
4514Ismael Bojang
4515Ted Goldstein
4516Patrick Smith
4517Jason Wheeler
4518Justin McGill
4519Gary Burks

Delay Departs

Justin McGill and Jean-Paul Delay got it all in before the flop with the latter being the shorter of the two stacks. He was ahead, though, and his {J-Spades} {J-Diamonds} had him in good shape for a double. McGill turned up {A-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds}, and things would improve for him in a hurry.

The board ran out {A-Hearts} {9-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {6-Hearts} {A-Clubs}, and that's the end of the day for Delay. He's off in 19th place, and we're in the middle of a redraw for the final two tables.

Justin McGill 700,000 258,000
Jean-Paul Delay Ulkona

Tagit: Jean-Paul DelayJustin McGill

Wheeler Gets it In Early

• Taso 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Jason Wheeler opened to 35,000, and Gregory Ronaldson three-bet to 85,000 from the small blind. Wheeler considered for just a few seconds, then flicked the call into the pot.

The flop brought {6-Clubs} {6-Spades} {9-Diamonds}, and Wheeler called another 80,000 from Ronaldson. That brought them to the {2-Spades} turn, and Ronaldson loaded another bullet. He made it 180,000, but after some time in the tank, Wheeler moved all in for 275,000 on top, and that sent Ronaldson deep into the tank. Wheeler slid his chips into the middle, then laid his head on the rail to sweat it out. It would be several long minutes before Ronaldson let him off the hook, and the fold has given Wheeler an early chip boost.

Tagit: Jason WheelerGregory Ronaldson

Play Ball!

• Taso 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The players are still scribbling down info on their bio sheets, but the time has come. The cards are in the air, and we're off and running.


Another Day, Another Bracelet

Welcome back for Day 3 of Event 19, the last of the teen bracelet events still running. On the heels of an incredible night in the Rio, we're back here to hand out a couple more bracelets to deserving players.

One of those bracelets will come from this $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event, and there's a big cash prize up top, too. More than a half-million dollars awaits the winner, and Gregg Wilkinson comes into the day with a big chip lead. David Peters, Barry Shulman, and Jason Wheeler form a dangerous chase pack, though, and it won't be an easy road to the win for any of these players.

For the key stories from today's Day 3, check out the PokerNews What To Watch For.

We're just a few minutes from the start of play, so don't wander off. We'll be right back with the shuffle up and deal!

Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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