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$2,200 High Roller: Counts on Break

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 173

Seat 1: Steven Veneziano – 1,379,000 (86 bb)
Seat 3: Romeo Mendoza – 473,000 (30 bb)
Seat 4: Eric Salazar – 570,000 (36 bb)
Seat 6: Miguel Hernandez – 167,000 (10 bb)
Seat 7: James Calderaro – 829,000 (52 bb)
Seat 8: A.J. Kelsall – 1,768,000 (111 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $88,717 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $54,831
3rd: $38,190
4th: $27,206
5th: $19,834
6th: $14,805

$2,200 High Roller: William Medina Diaz – 7th Place ($11,322)

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 173

William Medina Diaz

On the last hand before the next break, William Medina Diaz was all in and at risk against Steven Veneziano in a big coin flip.

Veneziano: KcQh
Medina Diaz: TdTs

Medina Diaz needed to hold but the Qc7s4s flop put Veneziano in the lead. Neither the 6c turn nor the 8c river was able to help Medina Diaz and he was sent out in seventh place.

Steven Veneziano – 1,379,000 (115 bb)
William Medina Diaz – Eliminated in 7th Place ($11,322)

$2,200 High Roller: Hamid Izadi – 8th Place ($8,876)

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 173

Hamid Izadi

Hamid Izadi open-shoved for 206,000 from the cutoff, A.J. Kelsall folded his button and Steven Veneziano in the small blind asked for a count. He called after his the count and Romeo Mendoza folded his big blind.

Veneziano: 8s8d
Izadi: 3s3h

Izadi was not pleased to see the bigger pair and he really didn’t like the 8h4h4c flop.

“Right in the window!” Izadi exclaimed.

The board finished with the Ks turn and 4s river to send Izadi out in eighth place.

Steven Veneziano – 1,100,000 (92 bb)
Hamid Izadi – Eliminated in 8th Place ($8,876)

$2,200 High Roller: Ben Diebold – 9th Place ($7,138)

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  8 of 173

Ben Diebold

Ben Diebold was the next short(ish) stack to take a shot and he found a monster. The only problem was chip leader A.J. Kelsall’s was bigger.

Kelsall: KcKd
Diebold: QcQd

Diebold was in a lot of trouble and found no help on the 7s4s2c flop. The Kd turn left Diebold drawing dead to the 9s river and ninth place.

A.J. Kelsall – 1,695,000 (141 bb)
Ben Diebold – Eliminated in 9th Place ($7,138)

$2,200 High Roller: Arkadiy Tsinis – 10th Place ($5,891)

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  9 of 173

Arkadiy Tsinis

Short-stacked Arkadiy Tsinis put his last 139,000 in the middle shortly after the start of the final table and Eric Salazar had him at risk.

Salazar: AsTs
Tsinis: KdQd

Tsinis was drawing live for a double and hit the Kc5s4d flop to take the lead. The 6c turn changed nothing the but Ac river sent him out in tenth place.

This finish will pull him closer to the top of the Casino Championship leaderboard where he currently sits in second behind David Tuthill.

Eric Salazar – 540,000 (45 bb)
Arkadiy Tsinis – Eliminated in 10th Place ($5,891)

$2,200 High Roller: Final Table Set

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 21:  6,000/12,000 with a 12,000 ante
Players Remaining:  10 of 173

The quick pace continued and three more players were paid out to set the final table. Brock Wilson, 2019 RRPO Hollywood High Roller runner-up, went out in 11th place. He was preceded by Brian Altman and Jake Dollinger, the first and second-place finishers in the WPT LHPO Hollywood Championship.

Seat 1: Steven Veneziano – 580,000 (48 bb)
Seat 2: Ben Diebold – 254,000 (21 bb)
Seat 3: Romeo Mendoza – 765,000 (64 bb)
Seat 4: Eric Salazar – 384,000 (32 bb)
Seat 5: Arkadiy Tsinis – 159,000 (13 bb)
Seat 6: Miguel Hernandez – 170,000 (14 bb)
Seat 7: James Calderaro – 866,000 (72 bb)
Seat 8: Hamid Izadi – 206,000 (17 bb)
Seat 9: A.J. Kelsall – 1,587,000 (132 bb)

Remaining payouts:

1st: $88,717 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: $54,831
3rd: $38,190
4th: $27,206
5th: $19,834
6th: $14,805
7th: $11,322
8th: $8,876
9th: $7,138
10th: $5,891

11th: Brock Wilson – $5,891
12th: Jake Dollinger – $5,891
13th: Brian Altman – $4,995

$2,200 High Roller: Arkadiy Tsinis Doubles Through Jake Dollinger

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 173

Arkadiy Tsinis

Jake Dollinger limped in early position and Arkadiy Tsinis moved all in for 83,000 from middle position. It folded back around to Dollinger and he called with the bigger stack.

Tsinis: AdQs
Dollinger: 2d2c

Tsinis was racing to stay in the game but missed the Kc5h4c flop. He began to stand from his seat but quickly settled back when the Qd came on the turn. The 3h river finished the board and our Event 5 champ doubled up.

Arkadiy Tsinis – 201,000 (20 bb)
Jake Dollinger – 319,000 (32 bb)

$2,200 High Roller: Duff Charette Eliminated by Romeo Mendoza

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  13 of 173

Romeo Mendoza (left) and Duff Charette (right) sweat their hand

They were joking it up on Table 10, even Duff Charette who had his short stack on the line against Romeo Mendoza on his right.

Charette was in a lot of trouble with 9h9d against KsKd and found no love on the Qd3c2c6h5c run out to exit in 13th place.

“I had ace four!” James Calderaro joked. “I would have busted both of you!”

Romeo Mendoza – 660,000 (66 bb)
Duff Charette – Eliminated in 14th Place ($4,995)

$2,200 High Roller: Quick Drops

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  14 of 173

Ryan Van Sanford fell short of his fourth WSOP Circuit ring

It must have been a good dinner break because the High Rollers came back with some action in their systems. In less than one level, eight players hit the payout desk to drop the field deep into two tables.

Some, if not all, are taking their money from the window and jumping straight into the $3,250 High Roller on the other side of the room.

15th: Brad Albrinck – $4,995
16th: Peter Vitantonio – $4,353
17th: Michael Wang – $4,353
18th: Phil Hui – $4,353
19th: Ryan Van Sanford – $3,902
20th: Joseph di Rosa Rojas – $3,902
21st: Thomas Lance – $3,902
22nd: John Racener – $3,602

$2,200 High Roller: Dinner Break

$2,200 High Roller (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guarantee | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante
Players Remaining:  22 of 173

The 22 remaining High Rollers were sent on a 45-minute dinner break after Level 18 and they will return to play it down to a winner.

Brett Apter, David Russell, Peter Walsworth, and Doyle Scott Elliott fell short of the title but they might take a shot at the $3,250 High Roller on the other side of the room.

23rd: Doyle Scott Elliott – $3,602
24th: Peter Walsworth – $3,602
25th: David Russell – $3,426
26th: Brett Apter – $3,426