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2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 to Wednesday, June 13, 2007

No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (event 21)

  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,228,500
  • Entries: 900
  • Remaining: 0
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Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:23:51 -0700
 
Hand #214 - Don Baruch Wins Event #21 ($264,107)
 
Hand #214 - Jared Davis has the button, and he's all in preflop with against Don Baruch's . Davis will need his hand to hold up to stay alive. The flop comes , and Baruch takes the lead with two pair, queens and nines. Davis's best hope is an ace. The turn card is -- the ! Baruch turns a full house (queens full of nines) to clinch the pot. (The meaningless river card is the .) Jared Davis is eliminated in second place, earning $149,263. Don Baruch wins Event #21 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout), earning $264,107, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet. Here are all of your final-table finishers: 1st - Don Baruch - $264,107 2nd - Jared Davis - $149,263 3rd - Daniel Negreanu - $101,351 4th - Thomas Fuller - $68,796 5th - Michael Wehner - $36,855 6th - Brendan Lee - $22,113 7th - Doug Baughman - $15,971 8th - Erick Lindgren - $12,899 9th - Fred Goldberg - $9,828
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:18:59 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.25 million Jared Davis - 450,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:18:12 -0700
 
Play Resumes
 
The break is over and heads-up action resumes.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:12:06 -0700
 
Short Break
 
There is a short break in the action as the broadcast crew swaps new tapes into the equipment.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:06:07 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.07 million Jared Davis - 630,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 23:02:16 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.1 million Jared Davis - 600,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:58:05 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.17 million Jared Davis - 525,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:56:34 -0700
 
Hand #197
 
Hand #197 - After a flop of , both players check. The turn card is the , Davis bets, and Baruch calls. The river card is the , and both players check. Davis shows , and Baruch mucks. The holecam shows that Baruch held .
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:52:20 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.28 million Jared Davis - 420,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:51:20 -0700
 
Hand Updates?
 
There aren't any interesting hands to report. Really. The story right now is in the chip counts, because these two players are playing most of these pots for the minimum.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:48:22 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.22 million Jared Davis - 480,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:45:32 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.24 million Jared Davis - 460,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:43:46 -0700
 
Heads-Up Play Is No Laughing Matter -- Or Is It?
 
The commentators are spending most of their time making jokes about the word "check." These players are from the Czech Republic, and they eat Rice Chex or Corn Chex for breakfast. Then they talk about hockey, because the players can receive fouls for checking. Many different ways of saying there's a lot of checking.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:40:25 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.32 million Jared Davis - 380,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:37:08 -0700
 
Limp-Check, Check-Check, Check-Bet-Fold -- Repeat
 
These final two players seem to be limping and checking as much as is allowed by the rules. There may not be much action unless both players wake up with two pair or better.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:34:25 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 1.97 million Jared Davis - 730,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:33:03 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.14 million Jared Davis - 560,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:30:45 -0700
 
Blinds Increase
 
Blinds increase to 15,000-30,000, with a 4,000 ante. Play continues without a break.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:27:18 -0700
 
Passive Play
 
After 172 hands, Don Baruch and Jared Davis are playing about as passively as possible. Baruch's chip lead is over 4-to-1, but you wouldn't know it by the action.
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:25:32 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Don Baruch - 2.2 million Jared Davis - 500,000
Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:25:19 -0700
 
Hand #170
 
Hand #170 - Both players check a flop of . The turn card is the . Baruch checks, Davis bets, and Baruch calls. The river card is the . Baruch checks, Davis bets, and Baruch folds. Davis takes the pot. The holecams reveal: Don Baruch: Jared Davis:
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