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

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013

Event #38: No-Limit Hold'em / Four Handed

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,287,650
  • Entries: 566
  • Remaining: 0
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6/23/2013 7:49:23 PM PST
 
Justin Oliver Wins Event #38 ($309,071)
 

2013 WSOP Event 38 Gold Bracelet Winner Justin Olive

Justin Oliver has fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a World Series of Poker bracelet winner after taking down Event #38, the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Four-Handed tournament.

RankPlayerPrize
1stJustin Oliver$309,071
2ndNick Schwarmann$191,434
3rdJared Jaffee$129,447
4thDavid Pham$89,736

The third and final day of this exciting tournament began at 13:00 and saw eight players sit down in the vast Amazon Room, each vying for poker's most sought after prize.

Jonathan D'Souza was the first player to be eliminated and after only a handful of hands. David Pham raised to 20,000 under the gun and D'Souza called next to act. The pair shared flop, and Pham checked to D'Souza who then moved all-in with just and Pham snap-called with for bottom set. The turn and river bricked and D'Souza exited in eighth place.

The eliminations kept coming with Mike DeGilio and Daniel Park exiting within the first couple of hours, leaving the five remaining players to move to "The Mothership" to make up the unofficial final table.

Play remained five-handed for 90 minutes before a double elimination occurred to send the two most experienced players to the rail.

Nick Schwarmann opened to 32,000 when first to act and Pham called on the button. John Juanda called in the big blind and it was three-handed to the flop.

Juanda checked to Schwarmann who made it 43,000 to play. Pham called, but Juanda sat riffling chips for the best part of a minute before swallowing hard and announcing he was all-in. Schwarmann instantly called, putting the action on Pham.

Pham asked if he called and lost would he finish fourth or fifth; there was a $34,000 between the two finishing positions. As Pham had a larger stack than Juanda, Pham would finish in fourth place if he called and lost. With that information processed, Pham called and we had a three-way all in!

Schwarmann showed and Juanda asked Pham, "Do you have a draw too?" Pham did have a draw as he held . "Well I have the best hand, now." Juanda showed .

The turn was the , a complete blank, but the river was the , completing Schwarmann and Pham's flush, Schwarmann winning huge pot with the nut flush.

Next to bust was Jared Jaffee, who fell victim to the run good of Schwarmann. On Hand #19 of the official final table, Schwarmann opened to 35,000 on the button and Jaffee called. A raising war broke out on the flop that resulted in Jaffee being all in with to the of Schwarmann. Jaffee turned a third queen, but the river was the flush-completing , busting Jaffee and leaving Schwarmann to take an almost 6-to-1 chip lead into heads up.

It took 125 hands of one-on-one play for the tournament to be decided, during which time Oliver doubled up twice before losing ground once again. On the 105th hand of heads-up, all the chips went into the middle with Oliver holding to Schwarmann's . The queens held and Oliver soared into 2,515,000 to 1,100,000 chip lead; it was a turning point in the mtch.

Twenty hands later and it was all over. Oliver raised to 60,000 and Schwarmann three-bet to 175,000. Oliver then four-bet to 350,000 and Schwarmann called. Both players then checked the board, leading the dealer to put the onto the turn. Again, both players checked. The river was the and Schwarmann moved all in, Oliver called and tabled for top pair while Schwarmann could only muster the for a missed draw.

Oliver ran to his girlfriend and dog on the rail saying, "WTF just happened?" His girlfriend later telling friends Oliver had wanted to win a WSOP event for so long. Now he has done that, congratulations from all the PokerNews team.

That wraps up our coverage of Event #38, keep your browsers locked to PokerNews.com for the rest of the 2013 WSOP and beyond as we bring you all the action from all of the events.

6/23/2013 7:27:25 PM PST
 
Nick Schwarmann Eliminated in 2nd Place ($191,434)
 

Nick Schwarmann

Hand #145:

Following the pattern of the last few hands, Oliver raised to 60,000 and Schwarmann reraised to 175,000. Oliver reraised to 350,000 and Schwarmann called.

Schwarmann checked the flop and Oliver checked behind.

Both players check the turn. Schwarmann moved all in on the river and Oliver called. Schwarmann tabled for a missed draw and Oliver showed for a pair of kings which was good enough to eliminate Schwarmann in 2nd place.

Justin Oliver3,615,0001,100,000
Nick Schwarmann0-1,100,000
6/23/2013 7:21:53 PM PST
 
Schwarmann Trying To Get Some Back
 

Hand #112: Nick Schwarmann raised to 75,000 and Oliver made the call. Oliver checked the flop and Schwarmann bet 125,000. Oliver made the call and checked the turn. Schwarmann bet 300,000 and Oliver folded to the pressure.

Hand #113: Oliver raised to 60,000 and Schwarmann reraised to 175,000. Oliver folded and Schwarmann took the pot.

Hand #144: Schwarmann raised to 75,000 and Oliver called. Oliver and Schwarmann bets 125,000. Oliver called and checked the turn. Schwarmann bet 300,00 and Oliver folded.

6/23/2013 7:10:35 PM PST
 
Oliver Four-Bets Schwarmann
 

Hand #106: Nick Schwarmann opened to 50,000 and Justin Oliver folded.

Hand #107: Oliver made it 50,000 to play and Schwarmann three-bet to 150,000. Oliver paused for the count of 25 before taking back his original bet and replacing it with 300,000 worth of chips. Schulmann quickly folded.

Hand #108: Schwarmann took down the pot with a raise to 50,000.

Blinds have now increased.

Hand #109: Oliver limped for 30,000 only to see Schwarmann raise to 120,000, forcing a fold from Oliver.

Hand #110: Schwarmann gave Oliver a walk.

Hand #111: Oliver raised to 60,000 and Schwarmann folded.

6/23/2013 7:07:05 PM PST
 
Level 26 started
 
Level: 26 Blinds: 15000/30000 Ante: 5000
6/23/2013 7:06:13 PM PST
 
And Another Double For Oliver
 

Justin Oliver

Hand #103: Oliver completed the small blind and Schwarmann checked his option. Schwarmann led for 40,000 on the flop and Oliver called. Schwarmann bet 50,000 on the turn and Oliver folded.

Hand #104: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver folded.

Hand #105: Oliver raised to 50,000 and Schwarmann reraised to 150,000. Oliver reraised to 300,000 and Schwarmann moved all in. Oliver called with as dominated Schwarmann's . The board ran out and Oliver doubled up again.

Justin Oliver2,515,00015,000
Nick Schwarmann1,100,000-15,000
6/23/2013 6:56:38 PM PST
 
Big Pot Goes Schwarmann's Way
 

Hand 99: Justin Oliver gave Nick Schwarmann a walk.

Hand 100: Schwarmann opened to 50,000 on the button and Oliver three-bet to 150,000 and it was enough to win the pot.

Hand 101: Oliver made it 50,000 to go, Schwarmann three-bet to 150,000 and Oliver four-bet to 275,000 and Schwarmann called!

The flop came down and both players checked. The turn brought the into play. Schwarmann bet 450,000 and Oliver instantly folded.

Hand 102: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver called,. The flop read and Oliver checked, Schwarmann bet 50,000 and Oliver called. The turn was the , Oliver checked, Schwarmann bet 100,000 and Oliver called again. The fifth community card was the , Oliver checked, Schwarmann bet 350,000 and Oliver at back in his chair, podered his options for the best par of a minute before settling on folding.

6/23/2013 6:50:22 PM PST
 
Schwarmann Keeps Hammering Away
 

Hand #94: Nick Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Justin Oliver folded.

Hand #95: Oliver folded and gave Schwarmann a walk.

Hand #96: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver called. Oliver check-folded the flop to Schwarmann's bet of 50,000.

Hand #97: Oliver completes the small blind and Schwarmann used his option to raise to 100,000. Oliver made the call and the flop was dealt. Schwarmann bet 100,000 and Oliver reraised to 250,000. Schwarmann folded and Oliver won the pot.

Hand #98: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver called. Oliver check-folded the flop to Schwarmann's 50,000 bet.

6/23/2013 6:42:33 PM PST
 
Schwarmann Increases the Aggression
 

Hand 89: Justin Oliver made it 50,000 to play and faced a three-bet to 150,000 from Nick Schwarmann, Oliver called and the flop came down , Schwarmann was first to act and he made it 150,000 to play. Oliver, with his hand over his mouth as he was when he doubled up moments ago, folded after 30 seconds of deliberating what to do.

Hand 90: Schwarmann opened the betting with a raise to 50,000 and Oliver folded.

Hand 91: Oliver was on the button, he opened to 50,000, Schwarmann three-bet to 150,000 and Oliver folded.

Hand 92: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 on the button and Oliver called. The dealer put out the , Oliver check-called a 50,000 bet from Schwarmann. Both players checked the and the river. Oliver turned over and won the pot.

Hand 93: Oliver limped on the buttonand called when Schwarmann raised to 125,000. Both players checked down the board and turned over and to split the pot.

6/23/2013 6:37:35 PM PST
 
Oliver Doubles and Takes The Chip Lead
 

Final Table:  Justin Oliver vs. Nick Schwarmann

Hand #84: Justin Oliver raised to 50,000 and Nick Schwarmann reraised to 150,000. Oliver folded and Schwarmann took a little back.

Hand #85: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver called. Both players check the flop. Oliver bet 50,000 on the turn and Schwarmann called. Oliver bet 200,000 on the river and Schwarmann mucked but not before showing the for a pair of jacks. Oliver showed for ace-high.

Hand #86: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver folded.

Hand #87: Oliver raised to 50,000, Schwarmann reraised to 150,000 and Oliver folded.

Hand #88: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver called. Oliver checked on the flop and Schwarmann bet of 50,000. Oliver reraised to 150,000 and Schwarmann called.

Oliver bets 200,000 on the turn and Schwarmann reraised to 2,000,000 which put Oliver all in. Oliver called and turned over for a flush and Schwarmann had for the nut flush draw.

The river was not a diamond and Oliver doubled again which put him in the chip lead.

Justin Oliver2,500,0001,592,000
Nick Schwarmann1,115,000-1,592,000
6/23/2013 6:23:41 PM PST
 
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away At This Year's WSOP
 

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While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.

What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!

Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the "36-Seat Giveaway" where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day's first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold'em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.

In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a "Hot Seat" promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.

With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.

6/23/2013 6:23:10 PM PST
 
Oliver Finds Aces and Doubles Up
 

Justin Oliver

Hand 83: Nick Schwarmann opened to 50,000 putting Justin Oliver under pressure to act. Oliver is up to the task and he re-raised to 115,000 in total. Schwarmann called and the flop was dealt . Oliver was first to act and he led for 115,000. Schwarrmann sat staring at the board before announcing he was all-in. Oliver snap-called and it soon became apparent why.

Schwarmann: - for top pair with an ace-kicker.
Oliver: - for the bullets!

No wonder Oliver called so fast; he had been dealt Hold'em's most premium of starting hands. The turn kept Oliver's aces in front and the river locked up the hand for him, leaving Schwarmann to hand over 436,000 of his stack to Oliver.

Nick Schwarmann2,707,000-168,000
Justin Oliver908,000168,000
6/23/2013 6:16:20 PM PST
 
Back From Break
 

Hand #78: Justin Oliver folded to Nick Schwarmann in the big blind.

Hand #79: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver called. Both players checked the flop. Oliver bet 40,000 on the turn and Schwarmann raised to 200,000. Oliver folded and Schwarmann won the pot.

Hand #80: Oliver raised to 50,000 and Schwarmann called. Schwarmann checked in the dark and the flop was dealt. Oliver bet 40,000 and Schwarmann called. Schwarmann checked dark and called Oliver's 50,000 bet on the turn. Both players check the river. Schwarmann reveals for a full house.

Hand #81: Schwarmann raised to 50,000 and Oliver called. Oliver check folded to Schwarmann's 50,000 bet on the flop.

Hand #82: Oliver completed the small blind and Schwarmann checked his option. Schwarmann led for 25,000 on the flop and Oliver raised to 100,000. Schwarmann folded and Oliver won the pot.

6/23/2013 6:07:12 PM PST
 
Level 25 started
 
Level: 25 Blinds: 12000/24000 Ante: 4000
6/23/2013 5:50:16 PM PST
 
Seeing Some Play
 

Hand #73: Nick Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Justin Oliver reraised to 100,000. Schwarmann called and the flop was dealt. Oliver bet 100,000 and Schwarmann called. Both players checked the turn and the river. Oliver showed for a pair of eights and the pot.

Hand #74: Oliver raised to 40,000 and Schwarmann called. Schwarmann checked in the dark on the and Oliver bet 40,000. Schwarmann called and the turn came. Oliver bet 50,000 and Schwarmann folded.

Hand #75: Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Oliver called. Oliver check-called Schwarmann's bet of 40,000 on the flop. Oliver again check-called Schwarmann's bet but this time it was for 65,000 on the turn. Oliver checked the river and Schwarmann checked behind. Schwarmann tabled for a pair of queens.

Hand #76: Oliver raised to 40,000 and Schwarmann reraised to125,000. Oliver 3-bet all in and Schwarmann folded.

Hand #77: Schwarmann raised to 40,000, Oliver reraised to 100,000 and Schwarmann called. Both players check the flop and the turn. Oliver checked the river and Schwarmann bet of 90,000. Oliver called but couldn't beat the of Schwarmann.

6/23/2013 5:39:59 PM PST
 
Break It Up
 

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

6/23/2013 5:37:55 PM PST
 
Schwarmann and Oliver Continue to Butt Heads
 

Hand 68: Justin Oliver made it 40,000 to play Nick Schwarmann called before checking in the dark. Oliver checked behind on the flop and again on the low turn and river, Schwarmann winning the hand with ace-high.

Hand 69: Schwarmann set the price to play at 40,000 and Oliver called. The flop read and both players checked. The turn was the and Oliver led for 35,000 and it was enough to take down the pot.

Hand 70: Oliver opened to 40,000 and Schwarmann called. The flop was and Schwarmann check-called a 50,000 bet from Oliver. Both players checked the leading the dealer to put the onto the river. Schwarmann bet 60,000 and Oliver folded.

Hand 71: Schwarmann folded his button and Oliver received a walk.

Hand 72: Oliver's 40,000 raise was enough to fold out Schwarmann.

6/23/2013 5:33:47 PM PST
 
Oliver Tries To Rally The Crowd
 

Hand #63: Nick Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Justin Oliver moved all in which prompted a fold from Schwarmann.

Hand #64: Oliver raised to 45,000 and Schwarmann folded.

Hand #65: Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Oliver folded.

Oliver took the microphone from the tournament director and tried to rally the crowd but it is still pretty quiet in the stands of the mothership.

Hand #66: Oliver raised to 40,000 and Schwarmann called. Schwarmann checked in the dark on the flop and Oliver checked behind. Both players checked the flop. Schwarmann bet 55,000 on the river and Oliver called with which was good enough to win the pot.

Hand #67: Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Oliver called. Oliver check-folded to Schwarmann's 32,000 bet on the flop.

6/23/2013 5:28:36 PM PST
 
Betting Tokens
 

Here's how the players stack up going into Hand #63.

Nick Schwarmann2,875,000235,000
Justin Oliver740,000-235,000
6/23/2013 5:26:28 PM PST
 
Oliver Moves All in on Schwarmann
 

Hand 58: Justin Oliver opened to 40,000 and Nick Schwarmann called. Schwarmann then check-folded to a 40,000 bet on the flop.

Hand 59: Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Oliver called. The first three community cards fell , Oliver checked, Schwarmann continued his story with a 25,000 bet and Oliver folded.

Hand 60: Oliver was on the button and he raised to 40,000, taking the blinds and antes.

Hand 61: Schwarmann opened to 40,000 and Oliver three-bet to 100,000. Schwarmann called and the dealer spread the flop. Oliver was first to act and he shipped his stack into the middle. Schwarmann folded and Oliver adds more chips to his stack.

Hand 62: Oliver opened to 40,00 and Schwarmann let his hand go.

6/23/2013 5:21:21 PM PST
 
Seeing a Few Flops
 

Hand #52: Justin Oliver raised to 40,000 and Nick Schwarmann folded.

Hand #53: Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Oliver called. Oliver check-folded the flop to Schwarmann's bet of 35,000.

Hand #54: Oliver raised to 50,000 and Schwarmann folded.

Hand #55: Oliver received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #56: Schwarmann received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #57: Schwarmann raised to 40,000 and Oliver called. Oliver check called Schwarmann's bet of 35,000 on the flop. Both players checked the turn and the river. Schwarmann tabled and won the pot with a pair of threes.

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