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2013 44th Annual World Series of PokerThe Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 to Thursday, June 6, 2013

Event #11: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $2,102,100
  • Entries: 924
  • Remaining: 0
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EVENT UPDATES

6/7/2013 12:34:11 AM PST
 
Congratulations to Levi Berger, Winner of the Event #11 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed (473,019)!
 

WSOP Event 11 Gold Bracelet Winner Levi Berger

Today was the conclusion of one of the most action packed events of the summer, Event #11 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed. 14 players came back today for the Day 3 restart, and at the beginning of the day, Levi Berger held a big chip lead. He lost it before the start of the final table, and despite having an up and down final table, he ended up knocking out every single player, including Scott Clements heads up for his first gold bracelet, and $473,019 to boot.

It took about an hour for us to lose our first player, and that was the last woman standing, Tamara Tibbles. She ran her ace-four into the ace-king of Mickey Petersen, and wasn't able to catch up. We then lost Peter Turmezey in 13th, Gary Pearce in 12th, and Luke Vrabel in 11th, before Tuan Le busted in 10th in brutal fashion. Le got it all in preflop with aces against the sevens of Eddy Sabat, and he stayed ahead until the river brought a brutal two outer.

Mickey Petersen busted in 9th place to Ben Palmer, and then Scott Clements took a big lead going into the final table after busting Marcio Cid in 8th and Clifford Goldkind in 7th, though Berger was still second in chips to start the final table. He got some more chips when his stayed in front of the of David Gonia, busting him in 6th. Two more hours went by before we lost Jacob Bazeley in 5th, and it was Berger who once again did the deed, when his flopped set coolered Bazeley's top pair.

Eddy Sabat bowed out in fourth place when he got his short stack in preflop with , and Berger called with . The flop brought trip threes for Berger, and Sabat could not catch up. Three handed play lasted for a couple of hours and through the dinner break before Ben Palmer busted on Hand #91. It was the hand before that virtually did him in, when Berger doubled after his flopped bottom two pair held against the top pair of Palmer. That left Palmer with a single 5k chip, and Berger's beat the of Palmer, getting us to our heads up between Berger and Clements.

Despite both players having nearly 100 big blinds, heads up play lasted just under an hour. In the final hand, Clements and Berger got the money in on a flop. Clements held for an open ended straight draw, and Berger had him in trouble, with . The board completed and , and Clements fell one spot short of picking up his third WSOP bracelet.

Congratulations again to Berger for taking down Event #11 at the WSOP. Berger's win means that Canadians have now taken four bracelets this summer. Thanks for tuning into Pokernews for all of the updates, and so long from the Rio!

6/6/2013 11:57:00 PM PST
 
Scott Clements Eliminated in 2nd Place ($292,339)
 

Scott Clements - 2nd Place

Hand #108 Levi Berger raised to 100,000 on the button and Scott Clements called from the big blind. The flop fell and Clements checked to Berger who bet 90,000. Clements check-raised to 245,000, Berger reraised to 580,000, and after a few moments Clements shoved for about 2.4 million. Berger called immediately.

Berger:
Clements:

Clements needed to catch a jack, six, or running two pair to survive. The turn was no help to Clements, nor was the river, ending his quest for his third bracelet. For his runner-up showing, though, he'll pocket $292,339.

6/6/2013 11:56:35 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Levi Berger4,415,000970,000
Scott Clements2,515,000-970,000
6/6/2013 11:53:49 PM PST
 
Hands 102-107 Berger Wins Huge Pot, Clements Gets Some Back
 

Hand #102- Levi Berger made it 100,000 on the button, and Clements called to see a flop of , and Clements check called a bet of 90,000. The turn brought the , and Clements fired out 150,000. Berger thought for a few moments before cutting out raising chips. Eventually, he put out a bet of 400,000, and Clements made the call. The river brought the , and Clements checked to Berger, who fired out 525,000. Clements tanked for a few moments before calling, and Berger rolled over for the nut straight. Clements mucked, and Berger took the giant pot.

Hand #103- Clements call from the button, and Berger made it 175,000 to go. Clements folded, and gave the pot to Berger.

Hand #104- Berger made it 100,000 on the button, and Clements called. The flop came down , and Clements check called a bet of 75,000. The turn brought the , and Clements check called again, this time for 170,000. The river brought the , and both players checked. Clements showed for ace high, and Berger showed for a pair of deuces to take the pot.

Hand #105- Clements made it 100,000 to go from the button, and Berger called. The flop came , and Berger check called a bet of 105,000. The turn brought the , and both players checked. The river was the , and Berger checked to Clements, who fired out 315,000. Berger tanked for about 90 seconds before he announced call, and Clements tabled .

Hand #106- Unknown Action

Hand #107- Clements made it 100,000 on the button, and Berger three-bet it to 270,000. Clements folded, and Berger took the pot.

6/6/2013 11:31:59 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Scott Clements3,485,000590,000
Levi Berger3,445,000-540,000
6/6/2013 11:29:45 PM PST
 
Hand 95-101 Clements Clawing Back
 

Hand #95: Scott Clements raised to 125,000 on the button and Levi Berger defended his big blind. They checked to the river of a board where Berger bet 70,000. Clements min-raised to 140,000 and Berger called. Clements showed , Berger tabled , and they chopped the pot with Broadway.

Hand #96: Levi Berger raised to 100,000 on the button and Scott Clements called from the big blind. They checked to the river of a board where Berger bet 115,000. Clements folded.

Hand #97: Scott Clements raised to 125,000 on the button and Levi Berger called from the big blind. The flop fell and Berger check-called a bet from Clements. Both checked the turn and Berger bet 285,000 after the river. Clements called, winning the pot with .

Hand #98: Levi Berger raised to 100,000 on the button and Scott Clements three-bet to 290,000 from the big blind, Berger folded.

Hand 99: Scott Clements limped on the button and Levi Berger checked his option. They checked to the turn of a board where Berger check-called 50,000 to see the river. Berger checked to Clements who bet 115,000 and promptly folded.

Hand #100: Levi Berger raised on the button to 100,000, and won the pot.

Hand #101: Scott Clements limped on the button and Levi Berger checked his option. They checked down the board and Clements took it with .

6/6/2013 11:20:36 PM PST
 
Hands 92-94 Berger Draws First Blood
 

Hand #92- Levi Berger made it 100,000 on the button, and Scott Clements defended his big blind. The flop came , and Clements check folded after an 85,000 bet from Berger.

Hand #93- Clements limped on the button, and Berger checked his option. The flop came down , and Berger check called a bet of 55,000. The turn brought the , and Berger check called again, this time for 75,000. Both players checked the on the river, and Berger tabled for a pair of jacks. Clements mucked his hand.

Hand #94- Berger made it 100,000 on the button, and Clements made the call. The flop came down , and both players checked. The hit the turn, and Clements checked again. Berger fired out 55,000, and Clements called. The river was the , and Berger fired 140,000 after Clements checked. Clements folded, and Berger took another pot to extend his lead.

Levi Berger3,985,000450,000
Scott Clements2,895,000-450,000
6/6/2013 10:58:55 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Levi Berger3,535,0000
Scott Clements3,345,0000
6/6/2013 10:57:21 PM PST
 
Ben Palmer Eliminated in 3rd Place ($185,426)
 

Ben Palmer - 3rd Place

Hand #91: Scott Clements called on the button, Levi Berger called from the small blind, and Ben Palmer was already all in for his 5,000 ante.

Berger and Clements checked to the turn of a board where Berger bet 40,000, chasing Clements out.

Berger:
Palmer:

The river was no help to Palmer, ending his run in third place.

6/6/2013 10:52:22 PM PST
 
Levi Berger Doubles Through and Cripples Ben Palmer
 

Hand #90: Ben Palmer raised to 80,000 on the button and Scott Clements called from the small blind. Levi Berger called from the big blind and the flop came down . Action checked to Palmer who bet 105,000. Clements folded, Berger check-raised to 355,000, and Palmer reraised to 615,000. After a few moments, Berger reraised to 905,000, resulting in an all-in raise from Palmer. Berger called all in.

Palmer:
Berger:

Berger's bottom two pair held up through the turn and river. The chips were counted down and Berger's all in was for 1.64 million. Palmer had him barely covered by just one T5,000 orange chip.

6/6/2013 10:47:11 PM PST
 
Hands 87-89
 

Hand #87: Ben Palmer raised to 80,000 on the button and Levi Berger called from the big blind. They checked to the turn of a board where Berger bet 85,000. Palmer called to see the river where Berger bet 350,000. Palmer gave it a good amount of thought, but folded.

Hand #88: Scott Clements raised to 85,000 on the button and Ben Palmer called from the big blind. They checked to the turn of a board where Palmer bet 105,000. Clements raised to 305,000, resulting in a fold from Palmer.

Hand #89: Scott Clements gets a walk in the big blind.

6/6/2013 10:38:35 PM PST
 
Hands 80-86
 

Hand #80- Levi Berger made it 80,000 from the button, and that was good enough to take the blinds and antes.

Hand #81 Ben Palmer made it 80,000 from the button, and he took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #82- Berger made it 80,000 from the small blind, and Palmer called from the big. The flop came , and Palmer released after Berger bet out 65,000.

Hand #83- Berger made it 80,000 from the button, and Scott Clements three bet it to 210,000 from the big blind. Berger called, but he folded after Clements fired 195,000 on a flop of .

Hand #84- Berger got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #85 Berger made it 80,000 in the small blind, and Palmer folded the big blind.

Hand #86 Palmer called in the small blind, and Clements checked his option. The flop came , and Palmer bet 40,000. Clements called, and the turn brought the . Palmer checked, Clements fired 55,000, and Palmer kicked it in.

6/6/2013 10:32:06 PM PST
 
Hands 75-79 Palmer Shoves on Berger
 

Hand #75- Ben Palmer made it 80,000 on the button, and Levi Berger made the call from the big blind. The flop came down , and Berger check folded when Palmer made it 120,000.

Hand #76- Scott Clements made it 85,000 on the button, and Palmer defended his big blind. The flop came down , and Palmer checked to Clements who fired out 90,000, which induced a fold from Palmer.

Hand #77- Palmer called from the small blind, and Clements checked his option. The flop came , and Palmer check folded after Clements bet 45,000.

Hand #78- Palmer made it 80,000 to go from the button, and Berger came along from the big blind. The flop came , and Palmer fired out 120,000 after Berger checked. Berger then put in a check raise to 310,000, and it was back to Palmer. He tanked for about 45 seconds before moving all in, and Berger thought for just a few moments before kicking his hand in.

Hand #79- Clements made it 85,000 on the button, and Palmer defended his big blind. The flop came , and Palmer check called a bet of 90,000 to see the hit the turn. This time the bet from Clements was 240,000, and that was too much for Palmer, who folded his hand.

Ben Palmer2,500,000375,000
Levi Berger1,400,000-630,000
6/6/2013 10:15:06 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Scott Clements2,750,000-585,000
Ben Palmer2,125,000195,000
Levi Berger2,030,000365,000
6/6/2013 10:13:49 PM PST
 
Hands 67-74
 

Hand 67: Levi Berger raised to 80,000 from the small blind, Ben Palmer called from the big blind, and the flop fell . Both checked and Palmer won the pot after the turn fell with a bet of 105,000.

Hand 68: Ben Palmer raised to 110,000 from the small blind and Scott Clements called from the big blind. Both checked to the turn of an board where Palmer bet 110,000. Clements called and both checked the river. Palmer took it down with .

Hands 69-70: Walks for Berger and Palmer

Hand 71: Levi Berger raised to 80,000 from the button and won the pot.

Hand 72: Scott Clements limped from the small blind and Levi Berger checked his option. The flop fell and Clements bet 45,000. Berger called and both played checked the turn and 2d river. Berger's bested Clements's .

Hand 73: Walk for Palmer.

Hand 74: Levi Berger raised to 80,000 on the button and Scott Clements called from the big blind. The flop fell and Clements checked to Berger who bet 80,000. Clements raised to 205,000, Berger reraised to 400,000, and Clements folded.

6/6/2013 9:55:46 PM PST
 
Hands 64-66
 

Hand #64- Levi Berger made it 80,000 from the small blind, and Ben Palmer defended his big blind. The flop came , and Berger check called a bet of 105,000. The hit the turn, and both players checked. The river was , and Berger fired out 155,000. Palmer folded his hand, and Berger took the first hand back from dinner.

Hand #65- Levi Berger made it 80,000 from the button, and Palmer made it 230,000 in the small blind. Clements folded in the big blind, and after about a minute of thought, Berger folded as well.

Hand #66- Clements made it 100,000 in the small blind, and Berger made the call from the big blind. Both players checked an all club flop of , and the turn brought another club, the . Clements fired 105,000, and Berger let his hand go, giving the pot to Clements.

6/6/2013 9:45:09 PM PST
 
Clements Eyes Third WSOP Bracelet
 

Scott Clements

Scott Clements went into the dinner break with a comfortable lead and in excellent position to win his third WSOP bracelet. PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado caught up with Clements to discuss his chase for the bracelet trifecta.

PokerNews: Your last bracelet achievement was in 2007 and came close to adding another in Omaha events twice in 2009. How important is it to you to win a bracelet in a no-limit hold'em tournament?

Clements: Every bracelet is important. It's my goal for me to win the $50,000 Players Championship before I die. That is the one bracelet I have my heart set on, but all the rest, whether no-limit or Omaha or even another game, they're all of the same importance.

We heard a rumor that back in February you said you wouldn't cut your hair until you win a bracelet. We see your hair is getting a bit long, is that bet still in place?

It wasn't actually until I win a bracelet. It was that I wouldn't cut my hair until I have a $100,000 score. As of today, I've reached that dollar amount. Third place is guaranteed at least $185,000 so as of today I'll get to cut it. Maybe now I'll wait and see if I can win a bracelet first.

How do feel about your game at the final table?

I am very happy. Simply put, I like my spot. I feel so comfortable with where I am, with my competitors, with my chip stack, I just overall am happy with where I'm sitting. Benny is a very good player and Levi seems to be playing well too, but I'm just confident right now.

Is there any key hand or pivotal moment that helped lead you to where you're at right now?

Early in the tournament I had pocket queens versus Chris Moorman's ace-king. I had a lot of chips but he was maybe chip leader at the time. It was of course a big flip but I won that flip which put me up toward the top. That jolt really helped give me the freedom for the rest of the tournament. From that point, there weren't really any spots where my stack got low. It's been a good run since.

If you were to win the bracelet tonight, how will you celebrate?

I will spend the morning with my wife and kids. I'll be playing in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event at noon tomorrow also. If I bust the H.O.R.S.E, then I might play in the heads-up event, but I definitely won't miss the noon event. I love H.O.R.S.E.

6/6/2013 8:52:58 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Scott Clements3,335,0001,035,000
Ben Palmer1,930,000-670,000
Levi Berger1,665,000-335,000
6/6/2013 8:43:04 PM PST
 
Chow Time
 

The players are now taking a 60 minute dinner break.

6/6/2013 8:42:26 PM PST
 
Hands 62-63
 

Hand #62: Levi Berger raised to 60,000 on the button and Scott Clements called from the big blind. Clements check-called 65,000 on the flop and check-called another 155,000 on the turn. Both checked the river and Clements won the pot with for a pair of kings.

Hand #63: Scott Clements called from the small blind and Levi Berger checked his option. The flop came down and Clements bet 35,000. Berger called to see the turn which Clements checked. Berger bet 82,000, Clements called, and the river completed the board. Both checked and Berger took it down with .

6/6/2013 8:41:32 PM PST
 
Hand 55-61: Clements Takes Monster Pot from Berger
 

Hand #55- Scott Clements made it 60,000 from under the gun, and Ben Palmer defended his big blind. Both players checked the flop, which was , and the turn brought the . Palmer checked to Clements, who fired out 60,000. Palmer called, and the river brought the . Palmer checked, and Clements fired out 165,000. Palmer tank folded, and Clements took the pot.

Hand #56-Levi Berger made it 60,000 from the button, and Scott Clements made the call in the big blind. The flop came , and Clements led for 65,000. Berger called, and the turn brought the . This time, Clements bet 187,000. Berger again made the call, and the river brought the . Clements assembled a massive bet of 444,000, and stuck it in the middle. Berger tanked for about thee minutes before calling, and Clements showed for trips, and Berger mucked.

Hand #57- Ben Palmer made it 60,000 from the button, and he took the blinds and antes.

Hand #58- Clements raised it to 60,000, and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #59- Palmer raised it to 80,000 from the small blind, and Clements folded his big.

Hand #60- Palmer made it 60,000 from the button. Clements called from the small blind, and Berger made it 175,000 to go. Both players folded, and the three bet got it done for Berger.

Hand #61 Berger made it 60,000 to go from the small blind, and Palmer called in the big. The flop came , and Berger took it down with a 60,000 bet.

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