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43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to Friday, June 22, 2012

Event #38: No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $3,420,900
  • Entries: 2,534
  • Remaining: 0
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6/22/2012 7:17:41 PM PST
 
Five-Handed Counts
 
Dung Nguyen6,400,000150,000
Blair Hinkle1,900,000400,000
Bahman Jahanguiri1,200,000200,000
Theo Tran1,200,000-700,000
David Pham550,0000
6/22/2012 7:12:17 PM PST
 
Hinkle Takes Small One
 

Blair Hinkle opened it up to 100,000 from under the gun and only Theo tran would call out of the big blind. Both players would check on the flop and the turn would land on the felt.

Hinkle fired back up here, betting 110,000 when Tran checked to him. That was too strong for Tran as he sent the pot to Hinkle.

6/22/2012 7:06:51 PM PST
 
Level 27 started
 
Level: 27 Blinds: 25000/50000 Ante: 5000
6/22/2012 6:59:38 PM PST
 
Nguyen Marching Ahead
 

Dung Nguyen now has more than half the chips in play here at the final table. He recently eliminated Kristijonas Andrulis in 7th place and has now taken down another nice pot.

The hand in question started when Daivd Pham opened to 85,000. Nguyen then called and it was on Blair Hinkle in the big blind. He opted to three-bet to 280,000 and Pham got out of the way. Nguyen opted to call and the dealer would ready three cards.

Flop:

On the flop, Hinkle led for 240,000 and Nguyen quickly popped it to 700,000. That was too much for Hinkle as Nguyen raked in the chips.

Dung Nguyen6,250,000750,000
6/22/2012 6:54:29 PM PST
 
Kristijonas Andrulis Eliminated in 6th Place ($103,995)
 

Kristijonas Andrulis - 6th Place

Folded to Dung Nguyen on the button, he would flick in a raise to 100,000. Kristijonas then three-bet shoved his small stack and it was back on Nguyen. He made a quick call and the two players turned their hands over.

Nguyen:
Kristijonas:

The cards one the board needed to change something or we would be losing our sixth-place finisher. Unfortunately for Kristijonas, the board was of no help and was eliminated with a $103,995 payday.

Kristijonas Andrulis0-400,000
6/22/2012 6:46:26 PM PST
 
Slow Times
 

Three of the last few hands haven't seen any flop action, with a raise taking down the blinds and antes. Bahman Jahanguiri was recently all-in preflop, but got no competition and took down some chips to stay alive.

6/22/2012 6:41:56 PM PST
 
Hinkle's Rail
 

Blair Hinkle's rail is getting pretty excited. And when we say "rail", we really mean one rowdy friend. Every time Hinkle rakes in a pot, no matter how small, his rail of one screams, "Oh yeah!" and does a weird little dance. We can't even imagine what will happen if Hinkle manages to win this event.

6/22/2012 6:33:51 PM PST
 
Zachary Korik Eliminated in 7th Place ($77,791)
 

Zachary Korik - 7th Place

Zachary Korik had his short stack all-in preflop holding against the of Blair Hinkle. By the time the queen on the turn of a board had been dealt, it was all over for Korik in seventh place.

With that, we are down to six players and each remaining player is guaranteed a six-figure payday.

Blair Hinkle1,500,000300,000
Zachary Korik0-400,000
6/22/2012 6:26:29 PM PST
 
Count Update
 
Dung Nguyen5,500,000500,000
Theo Tran1,900,000-10,000
Blair Hinkle1,200,000150,000
Bahman Jahanguiri1,000,000130,000
David Pham550,000-550,000
Zachary Korik400,000-180,000
Kristijonas Andrulis400,000-895,000
6/22/2012 6:18:51 PM PST
 
Hinkle Snags a Double
 

Blair Hinkle just got his remaining chips in the middle of the felt during a hand with Dung Nguyen.

In the hand, Nguyen and Hinkle took to a felt and it was at this point that Hinkle got his stack all in. Henklie held and Nguyen held . Hinkle was already in front, but the turn sealed the deal as the meaningless river changed nothing and Hinkle took down the double.

Blair Hinkle1,050,000725,000
6/22/2012 6:12:29 PM PST
 
Back From Break
 

The players are back from their break and ready to play some more poker. Six more eliminations and we will have our champion.

6/22/2012 6:11:21 PM PST
 
Level 26 started
 
Level: 26 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 5000
6/22/2012 5:50:07 PM PST
 
Break Time
 

The remaining seven players have been sent on a 20-minute break.

6/22/2012 5:46:55 PM PST
 
Jeffrey Manza Eliminated in 8th Place ($58,874)
 

Jeffrey Manza - 8th Place

The last hand of Jeffrey Manza's tournament played out over several minutes and this is how it went down. Dung Nguyen opened it up to 70,000 preflop and Jeffrey Manza three-bet in the small blind. Nguyen contemplated the call as Manza said, "You know, folding is an option." Not for Nguyen though, as he made the call and the dealer readied three cards.

Flop:

Manza led for 150,000 here and Nguyen raised it to 350,000. Manza then made it 550,000 to go. As Nguyen thought what to do, Manza said, "Are you going to double me up?" Nguyen then moved all-in, putting Manza to a decision.

"If you weren't so bad i wouldn't even be thinking about calling," said Manza as he thought hard. Eventually he decided to make the call and was at risk with his behind Nguyen's . The turn and river changed nothing and it was all over in eighth place for Manza.

Jeffrey Manza0-1,735,000
6/22/2012 5:34:54 PM PST
 
Tran and Pham
 

David Pham was under the gun when he opened up the pot to 75,000. Theo Tran called in the hijack and a flop was dealt. Both players checked here and a was dealt on the turn. Pham bet 90,000 and Tran called. The river would see both players check Tran would table his , enough to rake in the pot.

6/22/2012 5:27:43 PM PST
 
Tyler Patterson Eliminated in 9th Place ($45,087)
 

Tyler Patterson - 9th Place

Tyler Patterson has become our ninth-place finisher, courtesy of David Pham. It was all-in preflop in the big blind for Patterson, with his three-bet shove getting a call from Pham in early position.

Patterson's was in front of Pham's , but it didn't stay that way as a board was spread across the felt.

For his efforts, Patterson goes home with $45,087 and a second World Series of Poker final table on his resume.

David Pham1,100,00065,000
Tyler Patterson0-400,000
6/22/2012 5:22:22 PM PST
 
Nguyen Staying Active
 

Dung Nguyen has just taken down his third pot in the first ten minutes of this final table, recently rumbling with David Pham yet again.

In this hand, Pham opened the pot to 76,000. Dung Nguyen called on the button and Theo Tran in the big blind also called. The flop would see Tran check and Pham bet 125,000. Nguyen made the call and Tran got out of the way as a landed on the turn. This time Pham would check and then fold to a bet of 155,000 from Nguyen.

6/22/2012 5:17:16 PM PST
 
Dung Can't Be Stopped
 

Dung Nguyen has just raked in another pot. This time it was against Daivd Pham. The hand in question saw Pham open the cutoff to 75,000. Nguyen called in the small blind and a flop was dealt.

Nguyen check-called a bet of 85,000 here and then both players checked the turn. When the completed the board on the river, Nguyen led for 115,000 and Pham folded, sending the pot to Nguyen.

Dung Nguyen3,700,000430,000
6/22/2012 5:12:22 PM PST
 
Nguyen Takes First One
 

Dung Nguyen has just taken down the first hand of the official final table to see his chip lead increase ever so slightly. The hand was against Kristijonas Andrulis.

6/22/2012 5:09:30 PM PST
 
Go Time
 

The players have been introduced and the cards are back in the air.

6/22/2012 4:59:15 PM PST
 
Final Table Chip Counts
 
Dung Nguyen3,270,00070,000
Theo Tran1,910,00010,000
Jeffrey Manza1,735,000235,000
Kristijonas Andrulis1,295,000-705,000
David Pham1,035,000-715,000
Bahman Jahanguiri870,00020,000
Zachary Korik580,000-620,000
Tyler Patterson400,000-100,000
Blair Hinkle325,000-175,000
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