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43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, June 21, 2012 to Saturday, June 23, 2012

Event #40: Limit Hold'em Six Handed

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $687,050
  • Entries: 302
  • Remaining: 0
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6/23/2012 8:58:47 PM PST
Bardah Rockets Back

Marco Johnson raised from the small blind, Ronnie Bardah made it three to go from a seat over, and Johnson called.

Johnson also ended up check-calling Bardah's bets after the     flop, the   turn, and the   river. Bardah then tabled   , and scooped the pot.

"American Airlines, baby!" shouted one of the many here cheering on Bardah. With that one he flies up the counts to close the gap a bit with Johnson.

6/23/2012 8:55:34 PM PST
Bardah Check-Raises Gironda On River

From the button, Vincent Gironda raised. Ronnie "RoNasty" Bardah called fro the big blind and the flop came down    . Bardah checked and Gironda bet. Bardah check-raised and Gironda called.

The turn was the   and Bardah bet. Gironda put in a raise and Gironda made the call. Then, the   completed the board on the river. Bardah checked and Gironda bet. Bardah check-raised and Gironda folded his hand.

Ronnie Bardah780,000180,000
Vincent Gironda320,000-90,000
6/23/2012 8:48:54 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts

Marco Johnson continues to chip up, having now assumed the lead among the final three.

Marco Johnson1,125,000311,000
Ronnie Bardah600,000-365,000
Vincent Gironda520,000125,000
6/23/2012 8:36:57 PM PST
Brent Wheeler Eliminated in 4th Place ($48,828)

Brent Wheeler - 4th place

Ronnie Bardah opened from the button, then Brent Wheeler three-bet from the small blind, forcing a fold from Vincent Gironda. Bardah asked how much Wheeler had left — not quite three small bets — then four-bet, and Wheeler called.

When the flop came    , Wheeler bet, Bardah raised, and Wheeler called with what he had left. Bardah had    for sevens while Wheeler needed help with   . The turn was the   and river the  , and Wheeler was eliminated.

Bardah continues to maintain the advantage as we begin three-handed play.

Ronnie Bardah1,070,000270,000
Marco Johnson814,000-86,000
Vincent Gironda395,000-165,000
Brent Wheeler0-160,000
6/23/2012 8:31:12 PM PST
Marco Rising

From the small blind, Vincent Gironda raised. Marco Johnson reraised from the big blind and Gironda called.

The flop came down     and Gironda check-called a bet to see the   fall on the turn. Gironda checked and Johnson bet. Gironda folded and Johnson won the pot.

On the next hand, Gironda raised from the button and Johnson three-bet from the small blind. Gironda called.

The     flop prompted a bet from Johnson. Gironda folded and Johnson won the pot.

Johnson moved into the chip lead with approximately 900,000 in chips. Gironda has slipped back to 560,000.

Marco Johnson900,000175,000
Vincent Gironda560,000-65,000
6/23/2012 8:30:09 PM PST
Gironda Rivers a Pair

Ronnie Bardah raised on the button and Vincent Gironda called from the big blind to take the     flop. On the flop, Gironda check-called a bet from Bardah.

The turn went check, check after the   fell. Both players also checked the   river card.

Gironda showed the    for a rivered pair of sevens and Bardah mucked.

6/23/2012 8:26:38 PM PST
King-High Flush for Johnson

Marco Johnson

From the button, Marco Johnson raised. Ronnie Bardah reraised from the small blind and Johnson called.

The flop came down     and Bardah bet. Johnson called. The turn was the   and Bardah bet again. Johnson called. The river was the   and Bardah bet again. Johnson called.

Bardah tabled the   , but his queen-high flush was no good against the    for Johnson as he held the king-high flush and won the pot.

Ronnie Bardah800,000-280,000
Marco Johnson725,000320,000
6/23/2012 8:22:17 PM PST
Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 5th Place ($33,541)

Sorel Mizzi - 5th place

Ronnie Bardah opened from the cutoff, and when Sorel Mizzi three-bet from the button it left Mizzi with but a single pink (5,000) chip behind. It folded to Vincent Gironda in the big blind who called, and Bardah called as well.

All three checked the     flop. The turn brought the  , and when it checked to Mizzi he tossed out his last chip, with both of his opponents calling. Gironda and Bardah checked down the   river, and the trio opened their hands.


Mizzi winced as he saw Bardah had paired his four on the river to beat his own small pair, then wished all luck as he parted.

Ronnie Bardah1,080,00095,000
Vincent Gironda625,00010,000
Sorel Mizzi0-170,000
6/23/2012 8:04:41 PM PST
Level 24 started
Level: 24 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 0
6/23/2012 8:02:38 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
Ronnie Bardah985,000-85,000
Vincent Gironda615,000-45,000
Marco Johnson332,00022,000
Sorel Mizzi170,000-80,000
Brent Wheeler165,00075,000
6/23/2012 7:54:12 PM PST
Bardah Tops One Million


After a Ronnie Bardah open from the cutoff, Vincent Gironda defended his big blind, then check-raised Bardah following the     flop. Bardah responded with a three-bet, and Gironda called.

The turn brought the   and Gironda checked. Bardah bet and Gironda called. The river was the  , and again Gironda checked, Bardah bet, and Gironda called.

Bardah turned over    for kings, and Gironda mucked. That one carries Bardah up over a million and back into the chip lead over second-place Gironda.

Ronnie Bardah1,070,000210,000
Vincent Gironda660,000-120,000
6/23/2012 7:50:14 PM PST
Bardah Continues To Increase

Brent Wheeler raised from under the gun and action folded to Ronnie Bardah in the small blind. He quickly made it three bets to go and then Sorel Mizzi made the call from the big blind. Wheeler also called and off to a flop they went.

The flop came down     and Bardah led with a bet. Mizzi made the call and Wheeler was right there to go along to the turn with them.

On the   turn, Bardah fired another bet. Mizzi took some time, then folded his hand. Wheeler took roughly the same amount of time, but also folded and Bardah won the pot.

Ronnie Bardah860,000120,000
Sorel Mizzi250,00070,000
Brent Wheeler90,000-60,000
6/23/2012 7:45:18 PM PST
Top Pair for Bardah

From under the gun, Ronnie "RoNasty" Bardah raised. Marco Johnson called from the big blind and the flop came down    . Johnson checked and Bardah checked behind.

The turn was the   and Johnson bet. Bardah called. The river was the   and Johnson checked. Bardah bet and Johnson tank-called.

Bardah showed the    for a pair of queens with an ace kicker and Johnson mucked.

Ronnie Bardah740,00010,000
Marco Johnson310,00065,000
6/23/2012 7:41:08 PM PST
More for Gironda

Sorel Mizzi opened from the button, Brent Wheeler three-bet from the small blind, then Vincent Gironda made it four to go from the big blind. Mizzi and Wheeler both called, and the flop came    . Wheeler checked, Gironda bet, Mizzi raised, Wheeler folded, then Gironda three-bet. Mizzi thought a moment, then called.

The turn was the   and Gironda fired another bet which Mizzi called. The river brought the   and another Gironda bet, sending Mizzi deep into the tank. Finally Mizzi pushed his cards to the dealer, conceding the pot to Gironda.

Vincent Gironda780,000185,000
Sorel Mizzi180,000-206,000
Brent Wheeler150,000-12,000
6/23/2012 7:31:39 PM PST
Wheeler Skids, Gironda Revving Back Up

After losing a few chips, Brent Wheeler was down to about 300,000 when he opened with a raise from the small blind. Vincent Gironda three-bet from the small blind, and Wheeler called.

The flop came    . Wheeler checked, Gironda bet, and Wheeler called. The turn was the  , and Wheeler check-called again. The river brought the   and yet another check-call.

Gironda showed    for queens and tens, and Wheeler mucked.

Vincent Gironda595,000120,000
Brent Wheeler162,000-138,000
6/23/2012 7:23:08 PM PST
Jacks and Fives for Mizzi

On the paired     flop, Sorel Mizzi bet and Ronnie Bardah made the call.

The turn was the   and Mizzi bet again. Bardah raised and Mizzi called.

The river was the   and Mizzi checked. Bardah also checked.

Mizzi showed the    for jacks and fives to win the pot. Bardah mucked.

6/23/2012 7:17:50 PM PST
Hans Minocha Eliminated in 6th Place ($23,648)

Hans Minocha - 6th place

It folded to Vincent Gironda in the cutoff who peered across the table, looking over Hans Minocha sitting in the big blind with a short stack. Gironda raised, then Marco Johnson made it three bets from the button. It folded to Minocha who checked his cards, then decided to reraise himself, a bet that committed his entire stack of 59,000. Both Gironda and Johnson called.

The flop came    . Gironda checked, Johnson bet, and Gironda called. The turn brought a fourth spade, the  , and both players checked. They again checked the   river.

All three players had made flushes. Minocha had   , Gironda had   , and Johnson had the best of the three with    to drag the main pot plus the small side pot. Meanwhile, Hans Minocha's supporters gave him a round of applause to acknowledge his sixth-place finish.

Vincent Gironda475,000-105,000
Marco Johnson245,00067,000
Hans Minocha0-57,000
6/23/2012 7:04:21 PM PST
Level 23 started
Level: 23 Blinds: 15000/30000 Ante: 0
6/23/2012 6:48:35 PM PST
Break Time

The final six players are now on a 20-minute break.

6/23/2012 6:48:15 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
Ronnie Bardah730,000115,000
Brent Wheeler580,000137,000
Vincent Gironda580,000-5,000
Sorel Mizzi386,00041,000
Marco Johnson178,000-2,000
Hans Minocha57,000-80,000
6/23/2012 6:47:13 PM PST
Bardah Wins Blinds Battle

It folded around to Ronnie Bardah who raised from the small blind. Hans Minocha in the big blind checked his cards, then made the call.

The flop came    . Bardah bet, Minocha raised, and Bardah called. The turn was the  . Bardah hesitated, and when he did Minocha tossed out chips out of turn before realizing Bardah had yet to act. Bardah then checked, Minocha bet, and Bardah called.

Both checked the   river. Bardah opened    for fours and aces, Minocha    for a lesser two pair, and Bardah dragged the pot.

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