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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 18, 2011 to Monday, June 20, 2011

Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $3,817,800
  • Entries: 2,828
  • Remaining: 0
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06/21/11 12:39:56 AM PDT

Kyle Cartwright

Gabriel Morin raised to 65,000 and action folded around to Rodrigo Portaleoni who moved all in. Miron made the call and the hands were turned over:


Miron took the lead on the flop and held it when the board came down      . This hand has crippled Rodrigo Portaleoni

Gabriel Morin1,600,000840,000
Rodrigo Portaleoni95,000-740,000
06/21/11 12:26:52 AM PDT
Ben White2,460,000410,000
Kirk Caldwell2,410,000560,000
Marc Mclaughlin2,175,00075,000
Randy Haddox1,765,000225,000
Dror Michaelo835,00025,000
Rodrigo Portaleoni835,000-345,000
Gabriel Morin760,00030,000
Alan Stevens720,00070,000
Kyle Cartwright700,00040,000
06/20/11 11:19:01 PM PDT

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Players are now on a 60-minute dinner break. See you in an hour!

06/20/11 11:18:11 PM PDT
1Martin Stevens
2Kyle Cartwright
3Randy Haddox
4Gabriel Morin
5Kirk Caldwell
6Rodrigo Portaleoni
7Dror Michaelo
8Marc-Etienne McLaughlin
9Corbin White
06/20/11 11:16:56 PM PDT

Michael Whitfield - Eliminated in 10th Place

Ben White opened to 52,000 from early position, and Michael Whitfield moved all in for 420,000. The action folded back to White who looked at his cards one last time before calling, and opening up   .

White unhappily showed   .

The     flop kept the door open for Whitfield, but it was promptly shut when the turn and river came  ,   respectively.

Whitfield was eliminated just before the official final table, while White padded his chip lead.

06/20/11 11:15:46 PM PDT

Marc-Etienne McLaughlin made it 26,000 to go and action folded to Michael Whitfield who raised to 52,000. McLaughlin made the call and the flop came    . McLaughlin checked and Whitfield fired out a bet of 200,000. McLaughlin pondered before raising to 400,000. Whitfield announced all in and McLaughlin quickly called.


With a flush draw and overs, McLaughlin got there when the   turned. The   hit the river and McLaughlin was able to scoop the pot, crippling Whitfield.

Marc Mclaughlin2,100,0001,200,000
Michael Whitfield420,000-1,030,000
06/20/11 11:11:29 PM PDT
1Martin Stevens
2Michael Whitfield
3Kyle Cartwright
4Randy Haddox
5Gabriel Morin
6Kirk Caldwell
7Rodrigo Portaleoni
8Dror Michaelo
9Marc-Etienne McLaughlin
10Corbin White
06/20/11 11:04:45 PM PDT

During the Philip Lowery elimination, Rodrigo Portaleoni opened to 53,000 on the adjacent table. Randy Haddox three-bet to 128,000, and Portaleoni answered with a four-bet to 368,000.

"One-point-three million," Haddox announced, moving all in.

Portaleoni tanked for nearly a minute before ultimately mucking his hand.

We are now at an unofficial final table, and we will bring you the seating draw in a moment.

06/20/11 11:00:24 PM PDT

Philip Lowery - Eliminated in 11th Place

Kirk Caldwell opened to 75,000 from early position, Philip Lowery moved all in for 460,000, and the action folded back to Caldwell who sat back in his chair, placed his hands on his head, and announced call, flipping over two black eights.

Lowery tabled   .

The flop came down    .

"Running clubs," Lowery asked the dealer.

The turn was indeed a club - the   - and Lowery was one card away from actually going runner-runner. He could of course hit an ace or a jack as well.

The river was black, but the   wasn't enough, and Lowery was eliminated from the tournament.

06/20/11 10:52:17 PM PDT
Ben White2,050,000-250,000
Kirk Caldwell1,850,000550,000
Randy Haddox1,540,000-60,000
Michael Whitfield1,450,000510,000
Rodrigo Portaleoni1,180,000-570,000
Dror Michaelo810,000-290,000
Gabriel Morin730,000205,000
Kyle Cartwright660,000-20,000
Alan Stevens650,000330,000
Philip Lowery465,000-95,000
06/20/11 10:49:11 PM PDT

Mark Mclaughlin made it 50,000 to go from under the gun and the action folded around to Randy Haddox in the small blind. Haddox three-bet to 140,000 and Mclaughlin made the call.

The flop fell     and Haddox continued out for 149,000. After about two minutes of thinking, Mclaughlin made the call.

The turn came  , pairing the board. Haddox fired out once again, this time for 249,000. After about another two minutes in the tank, Mclaughlin pushed his cards into the muck and Haddox was able to scoop the pot.

Randy Haddox1,600,000920,000
06/20/11 10:40:34 PM PDT

Rodrigo Portaleoni opened to 52,000 from late position, and the action folded to Kyle Cartwright who moved all in from the big blind for effectively 581,000. Portaleoni snapped it off.


"Ás! Ás! Ás!" Portaleoni's rail shouted.

The flop came down    .

"Jack!" Cartwright pleaded.

The turn was the  .

"Ás!" Portaleoni shouted.

The river was indeed an ás - the   - and although Portaleoni didn't need it, it improved his hand and he doubled to over a million chips.

Rodrigo Portaleoni1,750,000980,000
Kyle Cartwright680,000250,000
06/20/11 10:32:55 PM PDT

David Pishvafar - Eliminated in 12th Place

Gabriel Morin open-shoved from early position, and David Pishvafar re-shoved near the button. Pishvafar opened   , but Martin Stevens was in the tank in the blinds. Stevens eventually released, and Morin opened   .

The board ran      , and Pishvafar was eliminated from the tournament.

"I looked down at    and thought it was aces," Steven said after the hand. "Just about had a heart attack."

06/20/11 10:21:35 PM PDT

Adam Geyer

Mark Mclaughlin raised to 43,000 from the button. Adam Geyer moved all in for 209,000 from the small blind. Corbin White tanked for about two minutes before finally mucking his cards, allowing Mclaughlin to snap call.


The board came       and Geyer was sent to the rail in 13th place.

06/20/11 10:18:25 PM PDT

Vincent Lucardie

Vincent Lucardie managed to get his whole stack in holding    against the    of Randy Haddox. The board ran out       and Lucardie's pair of tens were unable to best the pocket kings of Haddox.

Vincent Lucardie will collect $30,122 in prize money.

06/20/11 10:15:27 PM PDT

Chamath Palihapitiya

On a board of    , Chamath Palihapitiya moved all in and was called by Kyle Cartwright.


The turn came   and the river  , sending Palihapitiya toward the rail, collecting $30,122 in tournament winnings.

06/20/11 10:00:24 PM PDT

Daniel Heffner - Eliminated in 16th Place

Daniel Heffner was all in with    against the    of Michael Whitfield. The board ran      , and Whitfield's fives held, earning him the knockout.

06/20/11 09:56:26 PM PDT

Kirk Caldwell opened to 52,000 from early position, and Adam Geyer called in the cutoff seat. The flop fell down    , and Caldwell continued for 77,000. Geyer raised to 180,000, Caldwell moved all in for 675,000, and Geyer snapped it off.


Geyer was in rough shape, and needed an ace, six, a running pair or running straight cards to make the best hand. He did not when the turn and river came  ,   however, and is now nursing the shortest stack in the room.

Kirk Caldwell1,300,0001,015,000
Adam Geyer140,000-985,000
06/20/11 09:42:49 PM PDT

Ben White opened the action by raising to 50,000. Next to act, Michael Whitfield announced that he was all in for 459,000. Action folded back around to White who announced call.


The board fell       and Whitfield was able to double up through our tournament chip leader.

Ben White2,300,000-230,000
Michael Whitfield940,000520,000
06/20/11 09:35:55 PM PDT

Pham Kimphuc

Pham Kimphuc moved all in preflop and action folded around to Kirk Caldwell who made the call.


Kimphuc was ahead preflop and it stayed that way as the flop came    . The turn brought the  , making Caldwell need a jack and only a jack to send Kimphuc home. Unfortunately for Kimphuc, the   peeled off on the river and he was sent packing, collecting $23,861 for his efforts.