Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:27:00 -0700
Saif Ahmad Wins the $2,000 Limit Hold-Em Championship
Unstoppable. That was Saif Ahmad during the heads-up match. He won every big hand, including the last one. Jensen raised before the flop and Ahmad called, and they saw a flop of
. Jensen bet the last of his chips and Ahmad called. Jensen showed
for two pair, Ahmad held...
on the turn gave Ahmad an open-ended straight draw, and on the river he spiked the
to end cruelly William Jensen's day. As our runner-up, Jensen wins $133,151, but that Ace of Spades on the river gave the title, the $217,329 first place money, and the World Series of Poker bracelet to Saif Ahmad.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:19:13 -0700
After the betting was capped preflop the two players saw a
flop. Jensen check-called a bet and did the same after the
fell on the river and Jensen called another of Ahmad's big bets. Saif turned over
and won another huge pot that left Jensen with just 400K.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:16:44 -0700
Ahmad just won another big pot, when Jensen raised and Ahmad three-bet before the
flop. Jensen called Ahmad's bet and a big bet after the
on the turn, but Jensen folded when Saif led out after the
on the river.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:12:10 -0700
Another Big Pot for Ahmad
Ahmad called Jensen's raise in the big blind and check-raised Jensen after the
. Jensen called, and when the
turned he raised Ahmad's 30K bet. Ahmad called and then led out when the
hit on the river. Jensen called and could only wave his hand in resignation as Ahmad tabled
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:08:16 -0700
flop Ahmad check-called Jensen's bet, then check-raised Jensen after the
turned. Jensen called and led out again after the
hit on the turn. Ahmad called and showed the
, making a pair on the river, and Jensen mucked.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 19:03:34 -0700
Jensen won three of the first four hands either with raises on or just after the flop, but Ahmad won those chips back when Jensen folded to his 3-bet on a
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:56:33 -0700
Let's Get Started
The players have returned and there's something on the felt besides their chips. And that's the World Series of Poker bracelet they're playing for.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:43:15 -0700
Well, it will begin in a few minutes. We're taking a 15-minute break before we start the heads-up battle. And when we do resume, here's how much ammunition each player will have:
William Jensen: 1,005,000
Saif Ahmad: 875,000
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:39:58 -0700
Michael Graffeo Is Eliminated in 3rd Place
After being very active early on Michael Graffeo saw his stack dwindle while Saif Ahmad and William Jensen ratcheted up the aggression. On the button he raised and Jensen called in the big blind, and they saw a
flop. Jensen led out and Graffeo raised for the last of his chips.
, but Jensen had outflopped him with
. Neither the
on the turn nor the
on the river helped his hand, and for his 3rd place finish Graffeo wins $88,481.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:32:33 -0700
This Round To Jensen
After calling William Jensen's preflop raise, Saif Ahmad bet the
flop and Jensen called. When the
hit on the turn Jensen raised Ahmad, who chose to call and check-call the
on the river. Jensen tabled
and Ahmad tossed his cards in the muck.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:20:28 -0700
Ahmad Takes a Pot From Jensen
Ahmad raised in the small blind, Jensen called in the big, and they saw a flop of
. Ahmad checked, Jensen bet 15K and Ahmad raised. Jensen called that bet and when Ahmad led out for 30,000 after the
turned, Jensen raised. Ahmad called and again led out when the
hit on the river, and this time Jensen chose to just called. Ahmad showed down
for the straight and win a big pot.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 18:07:22 -0700
Ahmad and Jensen Trade Blows
They've been the two most active players at today's table and they're butting heads nearly every hand. Ahmad won a nice pot when Jensen called all the way down but couldn't beat Saif's pocket Nines, and Jensen won most of those chips back when he flopped a pair with
and Ahmad didn't hit his gutshot draw with
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:57:46 -0700
The players have retaken their seats and the cards are in the air.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:46:55 -0700
The three remaining players are taking a 15-minute break. Here are the chip counts as we continue three-handed play:
William Jensen: 980,000
Saif Ahmad: 500,000
Michael Graffeo: 375,000
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:43:45 -0700
William Jensen Wins A Huge Pot From Saif Ahmad
Ahmad raised from the small blind and Jensen called from the big, and after the
flop Ahmad check-called Jensen's bet. It was the
on the turn that set off the fireworks. The two players trades raises until the betting was capped and a mountain of orange chips sat in the middle of the table.
Saif check-called William's bet after the
fell on the river and turned over pocket Sevens for the flopped set. But Jensen turned a straight and rivered a flush with
to win the biggest pot of the tournament.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:30:24 -0700
Justin Pechie Is Eliminated in 4th Place
Still short on chips, Justin Pechie raised before the flop with
and William Jensen called. The flop came
and when Pechie bet Jensen raised him all-in. Justin called and Jensen showed
for the flopped straight. The
the rest of the way did not provide the required miracle and Pechie wins $59,274 as our 4th-place finisher
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:22:55 -0700
Tommy Rounds Is Eliminated in 5th Place
It keeps happening--a player doubles up, then busts. This time it was Tommy Rounds, who raised from the big blind with
and was called by Saif Ahmad. The flop came
, Rounds bet the last of his chips and Ahmad called and showed
on the turn and river brought no help and Rounds was knocked out in 5th place, collecting $43,811.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 17:19:20 -0700
Tommy Rounds Doubles Up
Rounds came into today as our chip leader but hasn't been able to get anything going. From the cutoff he raised to 40K and Michael Graffeo 3-bet to set Rounds all-in. He held
, Graffeo had
. Neither player paired on the
board and Rounds doubled to 200,000.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:59:54 -0700
Pechie Doubles Up...Again
This time he held pocket Tens against William Jensen's
. The board ran out
and Pechie now has 225,000.
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:56:12 -0700
Justin Pechie Doubles Up
After losing much of his stack the last hand, Pechie doubled his chips when he made a runner-runner flush with
to beat Tommy Rounds'
Thu, 28 Jun 2007 16:52:57 -0700
Saif Ahmad Cripples Justin Pechie
Pechie raised in the small blind and Ahmad quickly 3-bet it. Pechie called and they saw a
flop. Pechie checked, Ahmad bet 20K and after thinking a bit Pechie called. Both players checked the
on the turn but when the
hit on the river and Pechie checked, Ahmad grabbed a handful of chips and slammed down a 40K bet. Again Pechie though about it before making the call, and Ahmad turned over
. Pechie looked down at his cards before flipping over the
. That hand leaves him with just 60,000.