Event 15: Armas Alejandro Adolfo Eliminated by Angel Santiago Marnero

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 24: 15,000/30,000 with a 30,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 26 of 1,297

Angel Santiago Marnero

Armas Alejandro Adolfo was all in for 270,000 from the hijack with kd10d against Angel Santiago Marnero’s ahas.

The board ran out acjc5s4c8h and Santiago Marnero’s set of aces held to eliminate Adolfo in 27th place.

Angel Santiago Marnero – 925,000 (31 bb)
Armas Alejandro Adolfo – Eliminated in 27th Place ($872)

Event 15: Recent Eliminations

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 23: 15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 31 of 1,297

Here are the recent eliminations over the last levels, which resulted in these payouts:

55th: Kevin Scarola – $482
54th: Thomas Korenchuk – $545
53rd: Lawrence Klur – $545
52nd: Jose Cavazos – $545
51st: Henry Miller – $545
50th: Ryan Miller – $545
49th: Dan Avitsur – $545
48th: Joseph Petrolino – $545
47th: Elliott Zaydman – $545
46th: Engelbert Varela Moreno – $545
45th: William Beasley – $623
44th: Charles Jacoby – $623
43rd: Rafael Ramos – $623
42nd: Luis Pereira Pires – $623
41st: Kurtis Ruhl – $623
40th: Michael Deplancke – $623
39th: Juan Reyes – $623
38th: Michael Corbett – $623
37th: Tri Nguyen – $623
36th: Jordan Kasimow – $747
35th: Joaquin Sosa – $747
34th: Luciano Nardi – $747
33rd: Miguel McDonald – $747
32nd: Matthew Kronenberg – $747

Event 15: Miguel McDonald Scores a Double

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 34 of 1,297

Miguel McDonald

On a flop reading 9d7d6s Miguel McDonald was all in and at risk with 10c9h versus his opponent’s 7s7c set of sevens.

McDonald got lucky right on the turn when the 8s hit. The ad, river changed nothing and McDonald’s straight held to avoid elimination.

Miguel McDonald – 100,000 (5 bb)

Event 15: Michael Pawelek Moves Over Million Mark With Knockout of Engelbarth Varela Moreno

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 15,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 45 of 1,297

Michael Pawelek

Engelbarth Varela Moreno raised to 40,000 from early position and Alejandro Armas called from the cutoff. Michael Pawelek three-bet to 300,000 out of the small blind and Moreno moved all in for about 450,000.

Armas folded and Pawelek quickly called. Moreno was in trouble with his QhQc against Pawelek’s KsKh.

The board ran out Jc8s2h4hAd and Pawelek won a massive pot to win the pot to eliminate Moreno in 46th place and become the first player over the million chip mark.

Michael Pawelek – 1,240,000
Engelbarth Varela Moreno – Eliminated

Event 15: Richard Whitebrook Leading the Pack

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21: 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 54 of 1,297

Richard Whitebrook

The field is down to its final six tables and Richard Whitebrook is pacing the field. He’s got just shy of 900,000 and is one of the leaders of a tightly bunched top of the pack.

Here’s a look at the top of the chip counts:

  1. Richard Whitebrook – 880,000
  2. Juan Reyes – 840,000
  3. Noe Costa – 810,000
  4. Patrick Quinn – 790,000
  5. Cory Blum – 775,000
  6. Salim Salem – 765,000

Other notables still left in the field include Mike Beasley, Ory Hen, Roy Paulena and Elliott Zaydman.

Championship: Pavel Plesuv Defeats Jim Gilbert Heads Up

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 898

Jim Gilbert raised to 750,000 and Pavel Plesuv shoved. Gilbert called all in for 9,000,000.

It was a classic race as Gilbert tabled 9d9h agaisnt Plesuv’s adjs.

The flop came acqs3c and Plesuv to the lead with a pair of aces. The turn brought the jc and Plesuv improved to two-pair.

The river was the qh and Pavel Plesuv is the WPT Rock’n’ Roll Champion.

Pavel Plesuv –  WPT Rock’n’ Roll Champion ($504,820)
Jim Gilbert – Eliminated in 2nd Place ($326,565)

Event 15: Recent Eliminations

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 20: 6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 BB ante
Players Remaining: 55 of 1,297

Here are the recent eliminations over the last level, which resulted in these payouts:

81st: Carlos Correa – $389
80th: Vendel Johnson – $389
79th: Lukas Pribyl – $389
78th: Lance Liberstein – $389
77th: Jeffrey Yarchever – $389
76th: David Oshry – $389
75th: Jeffrey Leone – $389
74th: Gilles Dalco – $389
73rd: Michael Kopjanski – $389
72nd: Jorge Ramirez – $436
71st: Richard Scola – $436
70th: Andrew Marcus – $436
69th: Igor Korkhin – $436
68th: Carlos Ruzal – $436
67th: Joshua Miller – $436
66th: Jeff Rodriguez – $436
65th: Daimon Parrish – $436
64th: Brian Raik – $436
63rd: Angelo Castaldi – $482
62nd: Suryanarayana Nambala – $482
61st: Tim Shane – $482
60th: Jeram Capinpin – $482
59th: Luis Mantilla – $482
58th: John Hagberg – $482
57th: Ariel Rosello Quintana – $482
56th: John Scigliano – $482

Championship: Pavel Plesuv Takes One

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship (Re-Entry)
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | WPT Live Stream
Level 34: 150,000/300,000 with a 300,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 898

Pavel Plesuv raised to 600,000 and Jim Gilbert called.

The flop came as10c9h, Gilbert checked, and Plesuv bet 500,000. Gilbert called.

The turn brought the qd, Gilbert checked again and Plesuv put out a bet of 1,800,000. Gilbert let it go.

Pavel Plesuv – 28,675,000 (96 bb)
Jim Gilbert – 7,250,000 (24 bb)