Event 5: Johanssy Joseph – 10th Place ($2,901)

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,804
Average Stack: 1,805,000 (23 bb)

Johanssy Joseph (Vernon, CT)
Johanssy Joseph (Vernon, CT)

Johanssy Joseph moved all in for 405,000 in late position, and Zo Karim called. Steve Fraser re-shoved over the top, and Karim folded out of the way to let Joseph fight heads up for his tournament life.

Joseph: As9s
Fraser: QsQh

The QcJcJh flop gave Fraser queens full, leaving Joseph drawing nearly dead. The turn was the Th and the river the 3h, and Joseph was eliminated in tenth place.

Steve Fraser – 1,875,000 (23 bb)
Johanssy Joseph – Eliminated

Event 7: Joseph DiChiaro Eliminated in 13th Place

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Registered: 176
Players Remaining: 12

Joseph DiChiaro moved all in on the button for 47,000 and James Glenn called out of the big blind. It is a flip for DiChiaro’s tournament life with his 9d6s up against Glenn’s 4d4s.

The flop leaves DiChiaro drawing thin as it comes 9s7d4c, giving Glenn bottom set and DiChiaro top pair. The turn is the 3d, giving DiChiaro a gutshot, but the river is the Ah to give the pot to Glenn.

DiChiaro takes home $686 for his run and there is a break in the action as they set the final two tables.

James Glenn – 260,000
Joseph DiChiaro – Eliminated

Event 5: Final Table Set

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 29: 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 1,804
Average Stack: 1,804,000 (23 bb)

Midway through Level 29, the field was reduced to ten players, and they redrew new seats around the final table. Zo Karim continued his domination this level, sitting with about 30% of the total chips in play. Here’s how he and the other finalists stack up:

Seat 1: Alan Dobrow – 2,500,000 (31 bb)
Seat 2: Mike Beasley – 1,865,000 (23 bb)
Seat 3: Johanssy Joseph – 500,000 (6 bb)
Seat 4: Fred Allenspach – 1,000,000 (13 bb)
Seat 5: Zo Karim – 5,400,000 (68 bb)
Seat 6: Steve Fraser – 1,200,000 (15 bb)
Seat 7: Sagi Zommer – 2,400,000 (30 bb)
Seat 8: Salah Levy – 360,000 (5 bb)
Seat 9: Jordan Meltzer – 2,000,000 (25 bb)
Seat 10: David Hass – 815,000 (10 bb)

Here are the remaining payouts:

1st: $49,957
2nd: $29,372
3rd: $20,146
4th: $13,638
5th: $9,417
6th: $7,252
7th: $5,520
8th: $4,048
9th: $2,901
10th: $2,078

Event 7: Eddy Mroczkowski Doubles Through Ira Schwartz

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max 
Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Registered: 176
Players Remaining: 13

Eddy Mroczkowski
Eddy Mroczkowski

Ira Schwartz raises under-the-gun and Eddy Mroczkowski moves all in on the button for 33,500. Schwartz calls and the cards are tabled.

Mroczkowski tables QsQh and has the lead against Schwartz’s KdJd. The board runs out 7d6s5h2c4h and Mroczkowski doubles up.

Eddy Mroczkowski – 72,000
Ira Schwartz – 208,000

Event 7: James Glenn Leading With 14 Left

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Level 17: 2,000/4,000 with a 500 ante
Players Registered: 176
Players Remaining: 14

James Glenn
James Glenn

With 14 players left, the players are guaranteed a payday of at least $6886 and James Glenn is leading the field with 255,000 in chips. Marcus Stein is near the top of the chip counts as well and looking to make his second final table of the series after a deep run in the opening event of the series, finishing fourth for more than $50,000.

Here is a look at the top five chip counts:

  1. James Glenn – 255,000
  2. Ira Schwartz – 240,000
  3. Ryan Hoberg – 235,000
  4. Marcus Stein – 195,000
  5. Nigel Murray – 195,000

Event 8: Prizepool and Payouts

$250 Ladies No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)

Registration is closed for the Ladies Event, and the numbers are in. This event drew 67 entries, creating a prizepool worth $13,020. The final nine players will earn a share of that money, with the bottom payout worth $391.

The runner-up finisher will collect $2,474 and a $200 food comp at Kuro. The winner’s share is $4,557, a $1,050 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Finale satellite seat, and the trophy.

1st: $4,557
2nd: $2,474
3rd: $1,562
4th: $1,172
5th: $911
6th: $781
7th: $651
8th: $521
9th: $391

Event 7: Ira Schwartz vs. David Jackson

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max 
Level 16: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 ante
Players Registered: 176
Players Remaining: 17

Ira Schwartz raised to 7,500 under-the-gun and David Jackson three-bet to 20,000 out of the small blind. Schwartz caled and they saw a flop of Qd6d2s.

Jackson bet 23,500 and Schwartz called. The turn is the 5c and Jackson checked. Schwartz bet 45,000 and Jackson quickly folded. Schwartz drags the pot and is one of the biggest stacks left in the tournament.

Ira Schwartz – 251,000
David Jackson – 120,000

Event 7: Joseph DiChiaro Pops the Bubble

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Level 15: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players Registered: 176
Players Remaining: 18

Joseph DiChiaro
Joseph DiChiaro

A player in middle position raised to 5,200 and Joseph DiChiaro called on the button. The small blind moved all in for 18,700 and both players called.

There is a side pot between DiChiaro and the player in middle position as the flop came 8d6s5c. Middle position checked and DiChiaro moved all in for about 50,000.

Middle position tanked for a minute and then tossed his hand into the muck. The small blind showed QcQs and was in the lead against DiChiaro’s 9c9s.

The turn was the 7c and DiChiaro turned a straight to leave the small blind drawing dead to the river. The river was the Qd, which gave the small blind a set of queens and DiChiaro drags the pot.

The small blind is eliminated in 19th place and there was a slight pause in the action as the final 18 players re-draw for their seats at the final three tables.

All players are now guaranteed at least $607.

Event 7: Edwin Cabrera Doubles on the Bubble

$350 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Level 15: 1,200/2,400 with a 400 ante
Players Registered: 176
Players Remaining: 19

David Jackson raised to 5,000 under-the-gun and Edwin Cabrera moved all in from middle position for 6,500. Action folded back around to Jackson, who called.

The cards were face-down while there was all in action pending on a neighboring table. When the cards were tabled, Cabrera showed Kd9s and was in big trouble against Jackson’s AdKd.

The flop was Jc9c6c and Cabrera takes the lead after hitting his three-outer. The turn was the 7c and the river was the Qd to keep Cabrera in the lead and keep him from being the bubble boy.

Edwin Cabrera – 18,600
David Jackson – 176,000

Event 5: “The Zo Show”

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 27: 25,000/50,000 with a 5,000 Ante
Players Remaining: 18 of 1,804
Average Stack: 1,022,222 (20 bb)

Zo Karim (Orlando, FL)
Zo Karim (Orlando, FL)

Alan Dobrow’s chip lead was short lived. After he knocked out Jake Richardson, the field was redrawn around the final two tables.

With 18 players remaining, Zo Karim was responsible for eliminations on back-to-back hands, and he’s single-handedly reduced the field to 16 players. The chips he’s collected also give him a significant lead over the field once again. He has at least 3,800,000 at the moment, putting him about 1 million clear of the nearest challengers.

“It’s the Zo show so far,” Mike Beasley said from the other end of the table.

Zo Karim – 3,800,000 (76 bb)