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2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 to Friday, June 22, 2007

Limit Hold'em (Event 34)

  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $816,960
  • Entries: 296
  • Remaining: 0
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Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:57:04 -0700
 
Alex Borteh Wins Event #34 ($3,000 Limit Hold'em), Brandon Wong Eliminated in 2nd Place
 
Wong was all in pre-flop with and Borteh called with . The flop was and Borteh's king high remained in the lead. The on the turn sealed victory for Borteh and left Wong drawing dead. Alex Borteh wins Event #34, $225,483, a Corum watch, and his first WSOP bracelet! Brandon Wong takes home $135,615 for second place.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:53:20 -0700
 
Borteh Cripples Wong
 
Wong raised from the button with and Borteh called with . The flop was and both players checked. The turn was the . Borteh bet and Wong called. The river was the . Borteh decided to value-bet his two pair (even though there were several possible straights out there) and Wong called with his A-Q high. Borteh dragged another sizeable pot and Wong was crippled. He'll almost certainly be all-in on the next hand.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:50:52 -0700
 
Another Big One for Borteh
 
Borteh raised pre-flop with and Wong called with . The flop was . Wong checked, Borteh bet, and Wong called. The turn was the . Wong bet and Borteh called. The river was the . Wong checked Borteh bet and Wong folded. Wong was down to around 400,000 after the hand. He's playing aggressively and well, but Borteh just keeps hitting flops on him.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:42:08 -0700
 
Borteh's Jacks Hold Up on Scary Board
 
Wong raised from the button, Borteh three-bet, and Wong called. The holecams revealed: Wong Borteh The flop was . Borteh led out and Wong called. The turn was the . Borteh led again and Wong raised -- putting significant pressure on his opponent, who must have been hating that ace on the flop as well as the turn card that filled in a straight. After a long think, Borteh called. The river was the . Borteh checked, Wong bet, Borteh called and he dragged in a monster pot.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:35:06 -0700
 
Trading Pots
 
At this point in the tournament, the blinds and betting limits are at an astronomical level relative to the players' stacks and it costs each player about 250,000 to see a hand through to the river. Right now, Wong and Borteh are trading small pots back and forth, grinding it out as they get a feel for one another. Both players are also very experienced. This is Wong's 7th trip to the WSOP and he has already cashed three times this year, twice in limit hold'em events. It's the third year at the WSOP for 24-year old Borteh, who cashed in the $2,500 short-handed no-limit hold'em event in 2006.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:33:26 -0700
 
Brandon Wong Likes the River
 
Borteh Wong With the board reading , Borteh leads out on the turn and Wong calls. Wong hits the on the river and bets out and Borteh makes what appears to be a crying call. When the cards are turned over, Borteh sees the bad news and Wong drags the pot.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:29:20 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Alex Borteh 1,175,000 Brandon Wong 630,000
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:28:44 -0700
 
Wong Hits His Straight . . . But Gets a Fold
 
Borteh raised pre-flop with and Wong called from the big blind with . The flop was . Wong checked, Borteh bet, Wong raised, and Borteh called. The turn was the utterly magical filling Wong's gutshot staight draw. Wong led out and unfortunately for him, Borteh folded.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:26:12 -0700
 
Wong Picks Up the Ladies . . . But Doesn't Get Much Action
 
Wong raised from the button with and Borteh called with . The flop was . Borteh checked, Wong bet, and Borteh folded.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:23:10 -0700
 
Another Pot for Borteh
 
Wong raised from the button with the and Borteh called from the big blind with . The flop was . Borteh checked, Wong bet, and Borteh called. The turn was the . Borteh bet and Wong folded.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:21:55 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Brandon Wong 920,000 Alex Borteh 850,000
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:21:06 -0700
 
Borteh Evens it Up
 
Borteh raised on the button with and Wong called with . The flop was . Wong checked, Borteh bet, and Wong called. The turn was the . Wong check-called another bet from Borteh. The river was the . Wong checked, Borteh bet, and Wong folded.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:17:44 -0700
 
First Big Heads-Up Confrontation
 
On a board of , Wong checked the river, holding , Borteh bet out with his , and after a long think, Wong reluctantly called. Though there were four to a straight out there, Wong's top pair held up and he took the first sizeable pot of heads-up play.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:14:07 -0700
 
Heads-Up!
 
Here are the starting chip counts for heads-up play: Alex Borteh 1,200,000 Brandon Wong 570,000
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:06:45 -0700
 
Players Take a Short Break
 
Our two remaining players are on a short break while the table is prepared for heads-up play.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:04:16 -0700
 
Shawn Keller Eliminated in 3rd Place ($92,316)
 
The holecams revealed: Borteh Keller Borteh check-raised the flop and Keller called. The turn was the . Borteh bet and Keller called all in. With the K on the turn, Keller was unfortunately drawing dead, and he was sent to the rail.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:57:03 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Alex Borteh 980,000 Brandon Wong 575,000 Shawn Keller 215,000
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:53:55 -0700
 
Borteh Takes a Huge Chunk Out of Wong
 
Brandon Wong had Alex Borteh dominated before the flop with vs. Borteh's , but the tides turned when the flop came down . Borteh checked, Wong bet, Borteh raised, and Wong called. The turn was the and both players checked. The river was the . Borteh bet, Wong called, and he saw the bad news as Borteh dragged the pot.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:47:14 -0700
 
Updated Chip Counts
 
Brandon Wong 875,000 Shawn Keller 495,000 Alex Borteh 400,000
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:45:50 -0700
 
David Pham Eliminated in 4th Place ($62,906)
 
Shawn Keller raised, David Pham re-raised, and Keller called. The holecams revealed: Keller Pham The flop was. Pham bet, Keller raised and Pham called all in. The turn was the , the river was the , and The Dragon was eliminated.
Fri, 22 Jun 2007 19:43:34 -0700
 
Players Return from Break
 
Blinds are up to 15,000-30,000 with betting limits of 30,000-60,000.
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