Main Event: James Calderaro Doubles Thru Isaac Kempton

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

James Calderaro and His Friends on the Rail
James Calderaro’s friends on the rail are wearing custom-made t-shirts with Calderaro on them.

James Calderaro got it all in from the button for 3,365,000 with Ah9h, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 10s10d of Isaac Kempton in the cutoff.

The board came AcJd5c8sJh, and Calderaro paired his ace on the flop to win the pot and double up in chips.

After the hand, Calderaro said that nobody wanted him to leave the table because he was too fun.

“Seriously,” said Calderaro. “Is there anybody here who wasn’t rooting for an ace?”

Nobody said anything for a few moments, and then Kempton slowly raised his hand and said, “I was rooting for a ten.”

James Calderaro  –  7,230,000  (36 bb)
Isaac Kempton  –  4,915,000  (25 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (25 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.

Main Event: James Calderaro Talks Rob Manjura Out of a Race Situation

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 33:  100,000/200,000 with a 200,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

James Calderaro
James Calderaro (standing) and Paul Balzano (right)

In the last hand of Level 32, with blinds at 80,000-160,000 with a 160,000 ante, Rob Manjura raised from the button to 350,000, and James Calderaro moved all in from the big blind for 3,775,000.

Manjura asked for an exact count, and Calderaro said, “I may not want a call now.”

Manjura continued to think, but he and Calderaro continued chatting. Manjura asked something about Calderaro’s hand.

“I have a hand,” said Calderaro.” “But now I’m kind of nervous about it.”

Majura thought a bit more, and Calderaro asked, “Want to see my hand? I’ll let you look at one card.”

Calderaro slid his cards toward Majura, but everyone involved knew that wouldn’t be allowed, and Calderaro is just having fun and playing it serious.

Eventually, Calderaro said, “Either way, I’ll show you.”

Shortly after that, Manjura folded, and Calderaro showed As9d. Manjura said he folded pocket eights, and it would have been a race situation.

James Calderaro  –  4,365,000  (22 bb)
Rob Manjura  –  4,850,000  (24 bb)

After that hand, the blinds increase to 100,000-200,000 with a 200,000 ante, and that was used to calculate the big blinds in their stacks.

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (25 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.

Main Event: A 10-Minute Roller Coaster for David Jackson

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

David Jackson
David Jackson

David Jackson raised UTG+1 to 330,000, Isaac Kempton moved all in from the small blind for 3,320,000, and Jackson called with 9s9d. Kempton turned over AcKh, and needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Qh4s3sAd2c, and Kempton paired his ace on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Isaac Kempton  –  6,960,000  (44 bb)
David Jackson  –  2,965,000  (19 bb)

A few hands later, James Calderaro raised from the button to 450,000, David Jackson moved all in from the big blind for 2,805,000, and Calderaro called with KcQc. Jackson turned over Ac9c, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came 8s5s5d5c6c, and Jackson won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.

David Jackson  –  5,850,000  (37 bb)
James Calderaro  –  3,410,000  (21 bb)

A few hands later, David Jackson raised from the cutoff to 350,000, Rob Manjura moved all in from the big blind for 2,170,000, and Jackson called with 5s5h. Manjura turned over Ah8s, and he needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came KsJc8c10s8h, and Majura paired his eight on the flop, turned a gutshot straight draw, and rivered trips to win the pot and double up in chips.

Rob Manjura  –  4,580,000  (29 bb)
David Jackson  –  3,345,000  (21 bb)

These three hands all happened in less than 10 minutes.

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (31 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.

Main Event: Dinner Time Counts

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 32:  80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

Level 31 came to an end and tournament staff sent the seven remaining players on a one-hour dinner. They will return with Paul Balzano and David Jackson as the big stacks and the average stack about 4,980,000 (31 bb).

Seat 1: David Jackson – 7,215,000 (45 bb)
Seat 2: Francisco Gomez – 3,755,000 (23 bb)
Seat 3: Ioannis Patsourakis – 2,985,000 (19 bb)
Seat 4: Rob Manjura – 2,390,000 (15 bb)
Seat 5: Isaac Kempton – 3,665,000 (23 bb)
Seat 6: James Calderaro – 6,620,000 (41 bb)
Seat 7: Paul Balzano – 8,240,000 (52 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $290,974 + WSOP Circuit Ring
2nd: $179,833
3rd: $135,794
4th: $103,434
5th: $79,480
6th: $61,616
7th: $48,195

Main Event: James Calderaro vs. Ioannis Patsourakis

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

James Calderaro
James Calderaro

James Calderaro raised from the hijack to 325,000, and Ioannis Patsourakis called from the big blind.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of 9h5s2d8s, Patsourakis checked, Calderaro bet 350,000, and Patsourakis called.

The river card was the 7s, Patsourakis checked, Calderaro bet 500,000, and Patsourakis stopped to think for a while.

Patsourakis said that he would be raising or folding, and Calderaro said they were both bad options. “A call might be bad for you too.”

After some more thought, Patsourakis called with 6d4d for a rivered nine-high straight, but Calderaro turned over QsJs to win the pot with a rivered spade flush.

James Calderaro  –  7,565,000  (63 bb)
Ioannis Patsourakis  –  2,425,000  (20 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (42 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.

Main Event: David Jackson Wins With Trip Tens Against Isaac Kempton’s Aces

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

David Jackson
David Jackson

Isaac Kempton raised from the cutoff, and David Jackson called from the big blind. The flop came Kc10h10d, Jackson checked, Kempton bet 175,000, and Jackson called.

The turn card was the Qd, and both players checked.

The river card was the 6c, Jackson bet 925,000, and Kempton quickly called with AdAc. But Jackson turned over 10s5s to win the pot with trip tens.

David Jackson  –  7,420,000  (62 bb)
Isaac Kempton  –  2,750,000  (23 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (42 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.

Main Event: Ioannis Patsourakis Doubles Thru David Jackson

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

Ioannis Patsourakis

David Jackson raised from the button to 260,000, Ioannis Patsourakis moved all in from the big blind for 1,585,000, and Jackson quickly called with KdJd.

Patsourakis turned over AdKh, and he was a dominant favorite to double up.

The board came 8s8h4c3s7h, and Patsourakis won the pot with his ace to double up in chips.

Ioannis Patsourakis  –  3,350,000  (28 bb)
David Jackson  –  6,375,000  (53 bb)

With seven players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,980,000 (42 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $48,195.

Main Event: Brad Sailor – 8th Place ($38,039)

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 31:  60,000/120,000 with a 120,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,162

Brad Sailor

Action folded to Brad Sailor in the cutoff and he moved all in for 560,000. Rob Manjura confirmed the count but folded his button.

“I looked at one and like it,” James Calderaro said from the small blind.

He must have liked the second one because he called.

Calderaro: Ah9d
Sailor: Kd9c

Sailor was in a lot of trouble and it got worse when Calderaro paired his ace on the Ad6d6s flop. The 9s turn left Sailor drawing dead to the 6c river and eighth place.

James Calderaro – 6,660,000 (67 bb)
Brad Sailor – Eliminated in 8th Place ($38,039)

Main Event: Fares Santana – 9th Place ($30,297)

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 30:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 1,162

Fares Santana
Fares Santana

Isaac Kempton raised from middle position to 225,000, Fares Santana moved all in from the button for 515,000, and Francisco Gomez moved all in over the top from the big blind for about 2.5 million.

Kempton thought for a bit before he folded, saying, “I was going to call his all in, but …”

Santana turned over KsQh, but he was dominated and facing elimination against the KdKc of Gomez.

The board came Jh9c7c4d5d — Santana flopped a gutshot straight draw, but improved no further. Gomez won the pot with his pocket kings to eliminate Santana in ninth place.

Francisco Gomez  –  3,400,000  (34 bb)
Fares Santana  –  Eliminated in 9th Place  ($30,297)

With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 4,360,000 (44 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $38,039.