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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 to Thursday, June 20, 2013

Event #32: No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,425,200
  • Entries: 516
  • Remaining: 0
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6/21/2013 2:07:56 AM PST
 
Erick Lindgren Wins Event #32: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed ($606,317)
 

Erick Lindgren and Wife Erica Lindgren

Erick Lindgren was arguably the best poker player in the world in 2008. He had just won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, cashed five times, made three final tables, and earned more than $1.3 million. Since then, Lindgren cashed only 12 times over the next four years at the WSOP. While his personal troubles have been well documented around the poker world in the last year or so, Lindgren is on the rebound both personally (In addition to getting married in 2011 to fellow poker pro Erica Schoenberg, the couple had a son later that year) and professionally. Entering Event #32, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed), Lindgren already had four cashes in the 2013 WSOP. After his dominating performance today, Lindgren earned his second gold bracelet.

Day 3 began with 14 players remaining from the starting field of 516. Lindgren began the day seventh in chips and doubled up immediately through Jonathan Little. From there, Lindgren was relentless and when the final table of six was reached, he was on top of the chip counts.

Ryan D'Angelo exited in sixth place and he was followed to the payout desk by Vasile Buboi, who departed in fifth place. Both were eliminated by Connor Drinan, but after he doubled up Lee Markholt for a second time, Drinan was sent to the rail in fourth place.

Jonathan Little was eliminated by Lindgren in third place, setting up a heads-up duel between Lindgren and Markholt. Though he began with almost a 4-to-1 chip lead, Markholt battled back. Over the course of the 70-hand heads-up battle, Lindgren surrendered the chip lead briefly on a few occasions. However, he battled back and sealed the deal with none other than pocket aces on the final hand.

This marks Lindgren's second six-figure score in the last month, having finished second place at the WPT Championship in May for $650,275. If there were any doubts whether Lindgren was back as one of poker's most elite then, there certainly aren't now. Congratulations to Erick Lindgren on his second WSOP gold bracelet win, and thank you for following our hand-for-hand coverage and until next time, good night from Las Vegas!

PlacePlayerPrize
1stErick Lindgren$606,317
2ndLee Markholt$374,960
3rdJonathan Little$238,833
4thConnor Drinan$157,274
5thVasile Buboi$106,830
6thRyan D'Angelo$74,768
6/21/2013 1:42:26 AM PST
 
Lee Markholt Eliminated in 2nd Place ($374,960)
 

Lee Markholt - 2nd Place

Hand #220: Lindgren limped in on the button, Markholt checked his option, and the flop came . Markholt led out for 110,000, but Lindgren cut out a raise to 275,000.

With his head now unshielded from the hoodie that had been protecting him all tournament, Markholt suddenly announced himself all in for his last 915,000.

Lindgren snap-called and stood to table his , while his wife Erica and the rest of the rail exploded in celebration, their man having flopped top set with pocket rockets.

A shell shocked Markholt could only shake his head and turn over the for bottom two pair, and while that hand would be a monster in any other spot, it was absolutely crushed here.

Drawing only to running quad cards, Markholt was already shaking hands with Lindgren when the fell on the turn, and the on the river simply made things official.

Markholt fell just short of his first WSOP bracelet, but his runner-up finish netted $374,960 for his 15th WSOP cash.

6/21/2013 1:33:12 AM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren6,745,00050,000
Lee Markholt1,005,000-50,000
6/21/2013 1:32:19 AM PST
 
Hands 215-219
 

Hand #215: Erick Lindgren reveived a walk.

Hand #216: Erick Lindgren limped on the button and Lee Markholt checked his option. The flop fell and Markholt bet 110,000. Lindgren called to see the turn which both checked. The landed on the river and both hecked again and Markholt took down the pot with .

Hand #217: Lee Markholt raised to 160,000 on the button and Erick Lindgren defended. The flop came down and Lindgren checked to Markholt who bet 160,000. Lindgren folded.

Hand #218: Erick Lindgren raised to 160,000 on the button and Lee Markholt called from the big blind. The flop was and Markholt checked to Lindgren who bet 175,000. Markholt gave up his hand.

Hand #219: Lee Markholt limped on the button, Erick Lindgren checked his option, and the flop fell . Lindgren check-called 110,000 from Markholt to see the turn and both checked. The river completed the board and Lindgren bet 150,000, forcing a fold from Markholt.

6/21/2013 1:26:42 AM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren6,695,0001,615,000
Lee Markholt1,055,000-1,615,000
6/21/2013 1:25:09 AM PST
 
Hands 210-214: The Cavalry is Here
 

Hand #210: Lindgren opened to 160,000, and Markholt flatted to see the flop. After Markholt checked, Lindgren bet 175,000, and Markholt grabbed a stack equal to 595,000, sliding it forward slowly for a raise. Lindgren announced himself all in after a moment's pause, but Markholt ended the drama with a quick fold.

Hand #211: Markholt mucked his button, giving Lindgren a walk.

Hand #212: Lindgren opened to 160,000, taking the pot down without a contest.

Hand #213: Markholt opened to 160,000 from the button, Lindgren flatted, and the flop came . After a check by Lindgren, Markholt continued with a bet of 160,000. Lindgren surrendered, and the pot was pushed to Markholt.

Hand #214: Lindgren continued to lean on Markholt, raising to 160,000 from the button, and he called to see the flop come . Both players tapped the table, and the arrived on the turn. Markholt led out for 160,000, and Lindgren made the call, bringing the on the river. Markholt fired a bet of 380,000 after a brief pause, and Lindgren stared straight ahead while contemplating his decision. He suddenly announced himself all in, and a difficult decision was put to Markholt.

With a boisterous Gavin Smith arriving on the rail to serenade the Mothership stage with outbursts of support for Lindgren, hollering "the cavalry is here!," and heckling everyone in sight, Markholt eventually released his hand to the pressure play.

6/21/2013 1:13:45 AM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren5,080,000190,000
Lee Markholt2,670,000-190,000
6/21/2013 1:12:57 AM PST
 
Hands 203-209
 

Hand #203: Lee Markholt raised to 160,000 on the button and Erick Lindgren called from the big blind. The flop fell and Lindgren checked to Markholt who bet 140,000. Lindgren called to see the turn and checked. Markholt checked behind. The river was checked by both and Lindgren tabled for a pair of sevens, good enough to win the pot.

Hand #204: Erick Lindgren raised to 160,000 on the button and Lee Markholt three-bet to 460,000 from the big blind. Lindgren folded.

Hand #205: Erick Lindgren received a walk.

Hand #206 Erick Lindgren limped the button, Lee Markholt checked his option, and bet 110,000 at the flop. Lindgren folded.

Hand #207: Lee Markholt raised to 160,000 on the button to and Erick Lindgren called from the big blind. The flop fell and Lindgren led out for 150,000. Markholt folded.

Hand #208: Erick Lindgren raised to 160,000 on the button and took down the pot.

Hand #209: Lee Markholt raised to 160,000 on the button and won the pot.

6/21/2013 1:03:40 AM PST
 
Level 30 started
 
Level: 30 Blinds: 40000/80000 Ante: 10000
6/21/2013 1:03:30 AM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren4,890,000-90,000
Lee Markholt2,860,00090,000
6/21/2013 1:03:25 AM PST
 
Hands 200-202
 

Hand #200: Lindgren opened with a button raise to 120,000, and Markholt flatted to see the flop. Both players checked the flop, and the turn came . Markholt led out for a bet of 135,000, and that forced Lindgren's cards into the muck.

Hand #201: Markholt raised to 120,000, Lindgren called, and the flop came . Lindgren then check-folded to a bet of 125,000.

Hand #202: Lindgren limped in on the button, Markholt checked, and the hit the board on the flop. Markholt led out for 100,000, and Lindgren popped it to 235,000, forcing Markholt to release.

6/21/2013 1:00:23 AM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren4,980,000465,000
Lee Markholt2,770,000-465,000
6/21/2013 12:59:44 AM PST
 
Hands 195-199: Lindgren Gaining Steam
 

Hand #195: Lee Markholt raised to 120,000 on the button, Erick Lindgren called from the big blind, and the flop came down . Lindgren led out for 110,000, Markholt called, and the turn fell. Lindgren bet 185,000 and Markholt folded.

Hand #196: Erick Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button and Lee Markholt called from the big blind. The flop was and Markholt check-called 130,000 from Lindgren. The turn fell and Markholt check-folded to a bet of 240,000 from Lindgren.

Hand #197: Lee Markholt limp-folded his button after Lindgren popped it to 210,000 from the big blind.

Hand #198: Erick Lindgren limped the button, Lee Markholt checked his option, and the flop was . Markholt check-called 75,000 to see the turn where he led for 110,000, winning the pot right there.

Hand #199: Erick Lindgren received a walk.

6/21/2013 12:52:27 AM PST
 
Approximate Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren4,515,000545,000
Lee Markholt3,235,000-545,000
6/21/2013 12:52:26 AM PST
 
Hands 190-194
 

Hand #190: Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button, and Markholt mucked.

Hand #191: Markholt raised to 120,000 on the button, Lindgren flatted, and the flop came . Lindgren checked, Markholt bet 120,000, and Lindgren called. On the turn, Lindgren checked a second time, and Markholt moved 245,000 into the middle. Lindgen tanked for thirty seconds or so, before opting to simply smooth call. When the completed the board on the river, Lindgren checked it to Markholt, and he tapped the table as well. Lindgren opened up the for two pair, while Markholt showed down the for a missed flush draw.

Hand #192: Lindgren folded his button, giving Markholt a walk.

Hand #193: Markholt opened for 120,000 on the button, Lindgren flatted, and the flop came . After Lindgren checked, Markholt bet 80,000 to win the pot.

Hand #194: Erick limped in on the button, and Markholt checked his option. The flop came and Markholt check-called a bet to bring the on the turn. A bet of 135,000 was enough for the pot to be pushed to Lindgren.

6/21/2013 12:45:39 AM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren3,970,000-25,000
Lee Markholt3,780,00025,000
6/21/2013 12:45:01 AM PST
 
Hands 184-189
 

Hand #184: Erick Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button and Lee Markholt called to see a flop of . Markholt led out for 120,000 and Lindgren folded.

Hand #185: Lee Markholt raised to 120,000 on the button took down the pot.

Hand #186: Erick Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button and Lee Markholt called. The flop came down and Markholt checked. Lindgren bet 125,000, Markholt folded, and Lindgren won the pot.

Hand #187: Lee Markholt limped on the button and Erick Lindgren checked his option. The flop fell and Lindgren check-called 100,000 from Markholt. The turn was checked by both, as was the river. Lindgren tabled a straight, , and won the pot.

Hand #188: Erick Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button and Lee Markholt defended. The flop came down and Markholt check-called 125,000. Both checked the turn and river. Markholt took down the pot with .

Hand #189: Lee Markholt raised to 120,000 on the button and Lindgren defended. The flop fell and Lindgren led out for 120,000, getting Markholt to fold.

6/21/2013 12:35:50 AM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren3,995,000-300,000
Lee Markholt3,755,000300,000
6/21/2013 12:35:34 AM PST
 
179-183: Markholt Pulling Even
 

Hand #179: Markholt raised the button to 120,000, and Lindgren flatted to take a flop of . After Lindgren tapped the table, Markholt bet 140,000 and the pot was pushed his way.

Hand #180: Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button, and Markholt called, bringing on a flop of . Both plakyers checked and the was the turn card. Markholt led out for 140,000 on fourth street, and another pot was sent in his direction.

Hand #181: Ramping up the aggression with momentum on his side, Markholt raised to 120,000 on the button, and Lindgren flatted. The flop came and Lindgren checked to Markholt, who bet 110,000. After Lindgren flatted, the arrived on the turn. Both players checked fourth street, and the fell on the river. When Lindgren checked for a third time, Markholt pushed 245,000 into the middle. Lindgren appeared to be unhappy with this development, and he asked Markholt if he had a club. Taking a last look at his hand, Lindgren then mucked his holding. Markholt flashed the as he dragged yet another pot.

Hand #182: Lindgren won the hand with a 120,000 button raise before the flop.

Hand #183: Markholt opened for 120,000, Lindgren flatted, and the flop fell . Lindgren led out for 130,000, and Markholt released.

6/21/2013 12:28:04 AM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Erick Lindgren4,295,000-1,035,000
Lee Markholt3,455,0001,035,000
6/21/2013 12:27:36 AM PST
 
Hands 175-178: Markholt Closing The Gap Even More
 

Hand #175: Lee Markholt raised to 120,000 on the button and Erick Lindgren called from the big blind. They checked to the turn of a board where Markholt bet 125,000. Lindgren folded.

Hand #176: Erick Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button and Lee Markholt defended his big blind. They checked to the river of a board where Markholt bet 150,000. Lindgren took a few moments before he called, but mucked when Markholt tabled .

Hand #177: Lee Markholt raised to 120,000 on the button. Erick Lindgren three-bet to 350,000 from the big blind and Markholt folded.

Hand #178: Erick Lindgren raised to 120,000 on the button and Lee Markholt called from the big blind. They checked to the turn of a board where Lindgren bet 125,000. Markholt called and the river completed the board. Both checked and Markholt took down the pot with for two pair.

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