2017 LHPO Live Updates

Event 9: Matthew Yorra – 10th Place ($1,487)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 9 of 1,239

Matthew Yorra

Matthew Yorra open/shoved from under the gun for 195,000 and Jordan Meltzer three-bet to 450,000 from the small blind. Frankie Flowers folded his big blind and the hands were tabled.

Meltzer: KcKd
Yorra: QsJd

Yorra hit a piece of the Qd9h7d flop but couldn’t catch the rest of the way on the 4c turn or 3c river to exit the final table in tenth place.

Jordan Meltzer – 2,100,000 (35 bb)
Matthew Yorra – Eliminated in 10th place ($1,487)

Event 16: Jay Klitzner Doubles Up On Bubble of Re-Draw

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 11 of 87

Jay Klitzner moves all in from the small blind for 49,500 and Carlos Loving calls from the big blind.

Loving shows KsQh and needs help against Klitzner’s As8d. The board runs out favorably for Klitzner as it comes AdKd3hTsTd.

Klitzner dodges a paint card on the river to double up and stay alive. After one more elimination, there will be a redraw for seats at the unofficial final table and the money bubble will be upon the remaining 10 players.

Jay Klitzner – 101,500
Carlos Loving – 77,000

Event 15: Tom Gity – 5th Place ($1,183)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 6,000/12,000 Limits
Prize Pool: $14,790
Players Remaining: 4/58
Average Stack: 145,000 (122 BB)

Tom Gitty


Tom Gity was all in on fifth street with AcQc/Ah2d10h, leading Sandy Sanchez’s As8d/8c10c4d.

Sanchez caught the 8s on sixth street to make trip eights and Gity was unable to recover, busting in fifth place.

Sandy Sanchez – 150,000 (12 bb)
Tom Gity – Eliminated in 5th Place ($1,183)

Event 15: Ben Yogel – 6th Place ($887)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Level 17: 6,000/12,000 Limits
Prize Pool: $14,790
Players Remaining: 5/58
Average Stack: 116,000 (9 BB)


Ben Yogel (pictured) got his short stack into the middle against chip leader David Shmuel. Yogel was only able to to make a pair of fives, falling to Shmuel’s pair of eights to bust in sixth place.

David Shmuel – 160,000 (13 BB)
Ben Yogel – Eliminated in 6th Place ($887)

Event 9: Final Table Set

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 28: 30,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,239

Event 9 dropped down to the final table ten with a few seconds before the next break. They redraw for seats and are about to get cards back in the air.

Seat 1: Andrew Thompson – 670,000 (13 bb)
Seat 2: Marcello Bellizzi – 930,000 (19 bb)
Seat 3: Jordan Meltzer – 1,740,000 (35 bb)
Seat 4: Frankie Flowers – 1,585,000 (32 bb)
Seat 5: Matthew Yorra – 245,000 (5 bb)
Seat 6: Nicholas Mahabee – 2,470,000 (49 bb)
Seat 7: Voitto Rintala – 1,380,000 (28 bb)
Seat 8: Mark Nahamn – 175,000 (4 bb)
Seat 9: Bill Fanman – 1,775,000 (36 bb)
Seat 10: Homero Molina – 1,390,000 (28 bb)

1st: $37,565
2nd: $21,782
3rd: $14,273
4th: $9,590
5th: $6,691
6th: $5,204
7th: $4,014
8th: $2,974
9th: $2,082
10th: $1,487

Event 16: Dylan Drazen Scores a Knockout

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 16: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 87

Dylan Drazen

The player under the gun moves all in for 21,000 and Dylan Drazen moves all in on the button for over 200,000, covering both of the blinds. Both the blinds fold, leaving Drazen heads-up with his opponent.

Drazen shows AdKh and has his opponent’s AsJc dominated. The board runs out Kd8c2s7c3c and Drazen wins the pot with a pair of kings to eliminate a player as the money bubble rapidly approaches.

Drazen chips up and has a massive chip lead over the rest of the field.

Dylan Drazen – 235,000

Event 9: Frankie Flowers Gets Two

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 12 of 1,239

Frankie Flowers

There continued to be a long string off all-ins called at the last two tables but most resulted in double ups. Frankie Flowers did some heavy lifting of his own.

Yigal Hen open/shoved for 360,000 and Flowers called next to act. Song Kim moved all-in over the top for 385,000 and the big blind went into the tank. After he released, Flowers quickly called.

Flowers: KcKd
Hen: JsJh
Kim: 4s4h

Flowers was dominating for the double KO and made it happen as the dealer spread the sweat-free 8h6d2hAdTh board to get them two steps closer to the final table.

Frankie Flowers – 1,750,000 (35 bb)
Song Kim – Eliminated in 13th place ($1,189)
Yigal Hen – Eliminated in 14th place ($1,189)

Event 15: Aaron Hemphill – 7th Place ($740)

$300 H.O.R.S.E. (Re-Entry)
Level 16: 5,000/10,000 Limits
Prize Pool: $14,790
Players Remaining: 6/58

Aaron Hemphill


Aaron Hemphill was all in on sixth street with Kh3h/KdQd6sJd for a pair of kings, trailing Sandy Sanchez’s 7dJh/JsQc9s9h for jacks and nines.

Sanchez improved further to a full house with a 9c on seventh street, rendering Hemphill’s Ac on seventh street moot.

Sandy Sanchez – 108,000 (10 BB)
Aaron Hemphill – Eliminated in 7th Place ($740)

Event 16: Marc Sacheli Wins a Massive Pot With Aces

$360 No Limit Hold’em Big Stack
Level 15: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 87

A player in middle position raises to 7,000 and the button calls. Marc Sacheli is in the big blind and three-bets to 22,000. The original raiser folds and the button moves all in for about 50,000.

Sacheli snap-calls and shows AhAd. The button is in bad shape with Ks9s.

Sacheli doesn’t have much of a sweat as the board runs out Js7c5cAcKh. Sacheli has his opponent drawing dead on the turn with a set of aces and he quickly becomes one of the biggest stacks remaining.

Marc Sacheli – 133,000