Main Event: James Calderaro – 5th Place ($79,480)

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 1,162

James Calderaro
James Calderaro

David Jackson raised under the gun to 600,000, James Calderaro moved all in from the big blind for about 2.55 million, and Jackson called with As7d.

Calderaro turned over Kc7c, and he was dominated and facing elimination.

The board came 8c8d3d6h2c, and Jackson won the pot with his ace to eliminate Calderaro in fifth place.

David Jackson  –  13,200,000  (53 bb)
James Calderaro  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($79,480)

With four players remaining, the average chip stack is about 8,725,000 (35 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $103,434.

Main Event: David Jackson Knocks James Calderaro Down to 4bb; Calderaro Bounces Back to 14bb

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 1,162

David Jackson
Gloria Jackson (standing) sweats her husband David Jackson at the final table.

With the board showing Jd4d3c and about 3.9 million already in the pot, David Jackson got it all in from the big blind for 4,400,000 with JsJc for a set of jacks.

Jackson needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the Ad2d (flush draw, gutshot straight draw) of James Calderaro on the button.

The turn card paired the board with the 4s, the river card was the Ks, and Jackson turned a full house to win the pot and double up in chips.

David Jackson  –  12,700,000  (51 bb)
James Calderaro  –  950,000  (4 bb)

Two hands later, James Calderaro moved all in under the gun for 950,000, and Isaac Kempton called from the big blind with Jc2d. Calderaro turned over 9s9d, and needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board came Kd4d3hKc7d, and the pocket nines held up for Calderaro to win the pot and double up in chips.

James Calderaro  –  2,275,000  (9 bb)
Isaac Kempton  –  4,925,000  (20 bb)

A few minutes later, James Calderaro got it all in from the button for 1,525,000 with Qc8c, and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the 9c5c of David Jackson in the big blind.

The board came 7s3c2d4hQd — Jackson turned an open-ended straight draw, but Calderaro won the pot with a rivered pair of queens to double up in chips.

James Calderaro  –  3,425,000  (14 bb)
David Jackson  –  11,000,000  (44 bb)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 6,975,000 (35 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $79,480.

Event 14: Final Table Begins with Kenneth Frey in the Lead

$250 Double Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 27:  25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 455

Event 14 Final Table
Event 14 Final Table

After the elimination of Daniel Smith in 11th place, the final 10 players drew for random seats at the final table. These were their chip counts:

Seat 1.  Kenneth Frey  –  2,060,000  (41 bb)
Seat 2.  Rick Porter  –  1,000,000  (20 bb)
Seat 3.  Siddharth Siddharth  –  1,005,000  (20 bb)
Seat 4.  John H. Bossinger  –  700,000  (14 bb)
Seat 5.  Jim Soper  –  885,000  (18 bb)
Seat 6.  Luke Speer  –  450,000  (9 bb)
Seat 7.  David Tuthill  –  1,190,000  (24 bb)
Seat 8.  Chad Summers  –  425,000  (9 bb)
Seat 9.  Garth Fudens  –  170,000  (3 bb)
Seat 10.  Harmeet Singh  –  1,270,000  (25 bb)

And here is the remaining prizepool, followed by the money finishers so far:

1st:  $17,990 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd:  $11,116
3rd:  $8,140
4th:  $6,042
5th:  $4,546
6th:  $3,469
7th:  $2,685
8th:  $2,108
9th:  $1,679
10th:  $1,357

11th:  Daniel Smith  –  $1,357
12th:  Adnan Kazim  –  $1,357
13th:  Jenn Ruf  –  $1,114
14th:  Philip Vera  –  $1,114
15th:  Steven Fiorentini  –  $1,114
16th:  Joseph Parrish  –  $928
17th:  Blake Whittington  –  $928
18th:  Andrew Kaplan  –  $928
19th:  James Courtney  –  $785
20th:  Aaron Lipstet  –  $785
21st:  Michael Hassab  –  $785
22nd:  Ronald Braswell  –  $675
23rd:  Cain Elkins  –  $675
24th:  Mark Cannon  –  $675
25th:  Edith Norman  –  $589
26th:  Jacqulyn Kagan  –  $589
27th:  Sandra Brown  –  $589
28th:  Christian Ramsey  –  $523
29th:  Paul Joiner  –  $523
30th:  Sharon Fekete  –  $523
31st:  Travis Jackson  –  $472
32nd:  Antonio Machado  –  $472
33rd:  Jeremy Becker  –  $472
34th:  David Piccolo  –  $433
35th:  Jayson Jones  –  $433
36th:  Benjamin Miner  –  $433
37th:  Jeffrey Isman  –  $404
38th:  Joseph Istvan  –  $404
39th:  Steven Cenal  –  $404
40th:  Michael Petrella  –  $404
41st:  Kimberly Unger  –  $404
42nd:  Michael Berkstresser  –  $404
43rd:  Offir Rodan  –  $404
44th:  George Hemphill  –  $404
45th:  Carson Shidel  –  $404
46th:  Nikolaos Costarelis  –  $383
47th:  Angel Pinkham  –  $383
48th:  David Sidler  –  $383
49th:  Matthew Silva  –  $383
50th:  Kate Kopp  –  $383
51st:  Daniel Chandler  –  $383
52nd:  Axel Zengotita  –  $383
53rd:  Steffan Siebel-Cortopassi  –  $383
54th:  George Goodman  –  $383
55th:  Marcus Little  –  $370
56th:  Todd Kobrin  –  $370
57th:  Paul Pfleiderer  –  $370
58th:  John Haldie  –  $370
59th:  Todd McFeeley  –  $370
60th:  Melody Murphy  –  $370
61st:  Mario Tamayosaco  –  $370
62nd:  Kurt Carriveau  –  $370
63rd:  Shannon Moore  –  $370
64th:  Jarrod Parr  –  $364
65th:  Lawrence Dowling  –  $364
66th:  Ronald Puleo  –  $364
67th:  Robert Sutton  –  $364
68th:  Daniel Antunes Lopes  –  $364
69th:  Mark Katz  –  $364

They will be playing down to a winner tonight.

Event 14 Final Table
Event 14 Final Table

Main Event: Paul Balzano Leads the Final Five at the Break with 11.25 Million

$1,700 WSOPC Main Event (Single Re-Entry)
$1,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 34:  125,000/250,000 with a 250,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 1,162

Paul Balzano
Chipleader Paul Balzano

The final five players return from break to begin Level 34, with increased blinds of 125,000-250,000 and a 250,000 ante. The average chip stack is about 6,975,000 (28 big blinds).

Here are the official chip counts from the break:

Seat 1.  David Jackson  –  5,050,000  (20 bb)
Seat 2.  Rob Manjura  –  5,000,000  (20 bb)
Seat 3.  Isaac Kempton  –  7,025,000  (28 bb)
Seat 4.  James Calderaro  –  6,550,000  (26 bb)
Seat 5.  Paul Balzano  –  11,250,000  (45 bb)

Main Event: Ioannis Patsourakis – 6th Place ($61,616)

$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:  5 of 1,162

Ioannis Patsourakis

Ioannis Patsourakis moved all in under the gun for 2,510,000, and Rob Manjura called all in from the hijack for 1,875,000 with Ad10c. Patsourakis turned over AcKc, and Manjura was dominated and facing elimination.

But the board came Qd5d3dKd3s, and Manjura turned an ace-high flush to win the pot and double up in chips.

Rob Manjura  –  4,250,000  (21 bb)
Ioannis Patsourakis  –  635,000  (3 bb)

The next hand, Rob Manjura moved all in under the gun for 4.25 million, and Ioannis Patsourakis called all in from the big blind for 435,000 with 8h5d. Manjura turned over KsQs, and Patsourakis needed to improve to stay alive.

The board came Js5s2d10h7s — Patsourakis paired his five on the flop, but Manjura rivered a spade flush to win the pot and eliminate Patsourakis in sixth place.

Rob Manjura  –  4,985,000  (25 bb)
Ioannis Patsourakis  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($61,616)

With five players remaining, the average chip stack is about 6,975,000 (35 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $79,480.

Main Event: Francisco Gomez – 7th Place ($48,195)

$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:  6 of 1,162

Francisco Gomez
Francisco Gomez

Francisco Gomez got it all in from the hijack for about 2.5 million with AsKh, and he needed to improve to stay alive against the 5s5h of chipleader Paul Balzano, who was under the gun.

The board came Ah7h5d3c7s — Gomez flopped a pair of aces, but Balzano flopped a set of fives. The set held up for Balzano to win the pot and eliminate Gomez in seventh place.

(It had been nearly four hours since the last elimination, though there was a one-hour dinner break in there.)

Paul Balzano  –  12,900,000  (65 bb)
Francisco Gomez  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($48,195)

With six players remaining, the average chip stack is about 5,810,000 (29 big blinds), and the next player to bust will earn $61,616.

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.