Hand #11: Dean Bui opened to 32,000 from early position and everyone folded.
Hand #12: Kazu Oshima received a walk.
Hand #13: Action folded around to Oshima who called from the small blind and Bui checked his option. The flop was , Oshima bet and Bui folded.
Hand #14: Ryan Schoonbaert opened to 32,000 and took the blinds.
Hand #15: Oshima raised to 32,000 from the cutoff and Bui called from the button. Dan Goldman also called from the big blind. The flop was and Goldman led for 46,000. Oshima raised pot to 246,000, Bui folded and Goldman found a fold as well.
Hand #6: Kasu Oshima opened to 32,000 from the button and Gregory Kolo called from the big blind. Flop came down and both players checked. The turn was the and Kolo checked. Oshima bet 35,000 and Kolo called.
The river was the , Kolo checked and Oshima checked behind.
Oshima showed and Kolo revealed the , Oshima wins by virtue of his king-kicker.
Hand #7: Action folded to Dean Bui on the button and he raised 32,000 and both blinded folded.
Hand #8: Bui opened to 32,000 from the cutoff, Kolo three-bet to 105,000 from the button, both blinds folded, as did Bui and Kolo wins the pot.
Hand #9: Everyone folded to Bui in the hijack seat and he made it to 32,000 and won the pot when the other active players ducked out of the way.
Hand #10: Ryan Schoonbaert opened to 32,000 from the button and Ahmed Amin, in the big blind, defended. The flop fell and Amin checked. Schoonbaert continued with a 32,000 bet and Amin instantly folded.
Hand #1: Dean Bui raised to 32,000 from late position and took the blinds.
Hand #2: Ryan Schoonbaert opened to 32,000 from the button and David Martirosyan three-bet to 68,000 from the small blind. Ahmed Amin folded in the big blind and Schoonbaert folded as well.
Hand #3: Bui raised to 32,000 from early position and everyone folded.
Hand #4: Dan Goldman raised to 33,000 from early position and Kazu Oshima three-bet to 75,000 from the big blind. Goldman folded.
Hand #5: Gregory Kolo opened to 32,000 from under the gun and Bui made the call from the big blind. The flop came down and Bui checked. Kolo bet 32,000 and Bui immediately announced “pot,” and Kolo made the fold.
Welcome to Day 3 of Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em. After starting with 557 players two days ago, they will play down to a winner today. They will start the day with just eight players left, as Day 2 finished with a couple of levels of final table play.
Phil Collins was the first player eliminated from the final table, as he ran his pocket queens into the pocket kings of Gregory Kolo. A king on the flop all but sealed the fate of Collins as he was drawing dead to running queens. The set of kings held, however, and Collins was eliminated in ninth place, taking home $12,610.
With the help of the cooler he put on Collins, Gregory Kolo is our chip leader, stacked at 633,000. He will have to contend with seven others, including Kazu Oshima, who is second in chips with 425,000, end-of-Day-1 chip leader David Martirosyan (266,000), and former PokerStars executive, Dan Goldman, who comes in third with 335,000.
Play is scheduled to resume at 1 p.m. PDT today and we will be here with hand-for-hand action. Join PokerNews and the final eight as one of these players will be taking down a first-place prize $169,225 and the bracelet.