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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 01, 2012 to Sunday, June 03, 2012

Event #8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,305,450
  • Entries: 967
  • Remaining: 0
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Sunday, June 3, 2012 3:23 PM Local Time

After just having split a pot all in with Brian Lives at risk Thayer was all in the very next hand against Raymond Davis. Davis raised under the gun to 30,000 and Rasmussen called from the small blind. The flop came down     and Rasmussen check-raised to 30,000, he got called.

The turn was the   and Rasmussen bet 30,000 again, Davis called. The river was te   and Ramussen was all in for his final 9,000 chips. Davis called and mucked when Rasmussen showed  {2}  .

Raymond Davis520,000-160,000
Thayer Rasmussen200,000130,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 3:18 PM Local Time

Thayer Rasmussen is hanging in there after being all-in on a     flop. He was called by John Racener who said, "I don't have much.


The board ran out    and Racener was quartered.

Thayer Rasmussen70,000-113,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 3:10 PM Local Time

Ashly Butler

Ashly Butler had seven different tables yesterday, and he's on his third today. He doesn't mind his new table though as he just won a nice pot off Bryan Jolly.

Butler opened from early position and Jolly and Herbert Trapscott called from the blinds. The flop came     and Jolly was the only caller to Bulter's c-bet.

The    turn and river saw Jolly check-call two more bets.

Butler tabled      for top-two and the nut low. Jolly mucked.

Ashly Butler480,00065,000
Bryan Jolly343,000-259,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:55 PM Local Time

Tyler Schwecke

The first of two hands Tyler Schwecke just lost went as following. From the hijack Bryan Jolly raised to 30,000, there was no small blind since Joey Spanne just busted, and Schwecke three-bet to 45,000 from the big blind. Jolly called.

The flop came down     and Schwecke bet 15,000, Jolly called. The turn was the   and Schwecke was all in for his final 15,000 chips. Jolly called with      and Schwecke was in a perfect position to scoop the pot, he showed      for a pair of aces and ace-seven for the low. The river was the perfect card for Jolly because since the   hit he made a straight to the eight and the same low. Schwecke got quartered and was left with just 29,000 chips.

A few hands later Schwecke was in the big blind again and Can Kim Hua completed from the small blind. Schwecke moved all in for 14,000 more and Hua made the call. Hua tabled      and Schwecke showed     . The board ran out       and Hua rivered his flush to knock out Schwecke in 13th place.

Can Kim Hua290,000140,000
Tyler Schwecke0-73,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:49 PM Local Time

Joey Spanne out in 14th place

Joey Spanne had the chance of quadrupling up after his all-in on a     flop got three callers in the shape of Bryan Jolly, Herbert Tapscott and Can Kim Hua.

The turn came   and Hua built a side pot with a 30,000 bet. Both opponents called. The river was   and Jolly moved out of the way as Hua and Tapscott got into a raising war and got four big bets in apiece.


Both Tapscott and Hua had the nut straight to chop the pot and eliminate Spanne.

Joey Spanne0-50,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:41 PM Local Time

Raymond Davis is up to second on the leader board after scooping a big three-way pot against Ashly Butler and Greg Mascio.

There was betting all the way down the       board until the river where all three checked.

Davis was in the small blind and opened      for two-pair. He raked in the big pot after both opponents mucked.

Raymond Davis680,000220,000
Ashly Butler415,000-105,000
Greg Mascio190,000-100,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:30 PM Local Time

Allen Bari

Allen Bari came back from break with just 52,000 chips and when Herbert Tapscott raised under the gun he decided to go for it. Bari three-bet from the hijack to 45,000 with just 7,000 behind and Tapscott called. Bari's opponent put him all-in in the dark and Bari tossed his final chips into the pot.

The flop read     when Bari showed his      as he managed to flop two pair. Tapscott had      for the nut low draw, a flush draw and a pair of eights. The turn was the   and when the   hit the river Tapscott got it all. He rivered a bigger two pair and Bari made his way to the exit finishing in 15th place.

Herbert Tapscott215,00060,000
Allen Bari0-52,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:15 PM Local Time
Gavin Griffin748,00088,000
Bryan Jolly602,000117,000
Ashly Butler520,000195,000
Raymond Davis460,00010,000
Michael "Boonie" Kleist408,000-32,000
Wes Self320,000-70,000
Greg Mascio290,00040,000
Brian Lives240,000-80,000
Thayer Rasmussen183,000-77,000
Herbert Tapscott155,000-145,000
Can Kim Hua150,00060,000
John Racener77,000-187,000
Tyler Schwecke73,000-57,000
Allen Bari52,000-38,000
Joey Spanne50,000-33,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:06 PM Local Time

See you in 20 minutes.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:03 PM Local Time

Ryan Turner

Ryan Turner managed to chop when he was all-in one time but the very next hand he was out. He was almost all-in in the big blind and he called when Ramon Davis Set him in.


The board ran       to give Davis full house. Turner said his goodbyes and headed to the payout desk.

Raymond Davis450,000165,000
Ryan Turner0-180,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:54 PM Local Time

Daniel Ratigan

We just witnessed two hands that ended Daniel Ratigan's tournament run in 17th place. We caught the first hand on the river when the board read      . Ratigan had checked to Bryan Jolly who fired out 24,000 and Ratigan tanked for almost 30 seconds before committing the chips, leaving himself with just 18,000 chips. Jolly showed      and Ratigan was visibly disappointed with the hand his opponent showed. After double checking his cards numerous times he threw them into the muck.

The very next hand Ratigan was in the small blind and Tapscott decided to limp for 12,000. Bari and Schwecke called from the cutoff and the button before Ratigan moved all in. Griffin called from the big blind as did the other three players giving us five way action on the flop with one player all in for his tournament life.

The flop came down     and Griffin lead out for 12,000. Tapscott and Bari called while Schwecke mucked his hand. The turn was the   and Ratigan got up from his seat. Griffin bet 24,000 this time and Tapscott was the only caller. On the river the   showed up and Griffin put in another bet. Tapscott tanked for a bit before releasing his hand and Griffin showed      for a king-high straight. Ratigan flashed his      and made his way out the door. We are down to 16!

Gavin Griffin660,000314,000
Bryan Jolly485,000215,000
Herbert Tapscott300,00074,000
Allen Bari90,000-35,000
Daniel Ratigan0-99,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:51 PM Local Time

Raymond Davis and Bryan Jolly both took down pots at the same time on each table.

Davis was one of two callers after John Racener opened. Davis was the only caller on the     flop and he led for 24,000 on the   river after both players checked the   turn. Davis had a boat with      and scooped.

Jolly, Allen Bari and Tyler Schwecke all saw a     flop. Bari led for 12,00 and was called by both players to see the   turn. The action was checked to Jolly and his 24,000 bet was only called by Schwecke . The river was   and Schwecke check-called again.

Schwecke opened      for the nuts and scooped.

Raymond Davis285,00075,000
Bryan Jolly270,000-90,000
Tyler Schwecke130,000-110,000
Allen Bari125,000-95,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:39 PM Local Time

Michael Kleist

Michael "Boonie" Kleist just raised to 24,000, Raymond Davis three-bet to 36,000 in position and Ryan Turner called from the small blind. Kleist called as well giving us three-way action on the flop. The flop was     and it got checked to Davis who bet 12,000. Turner opted to check-raise to 24,000 and both his opponents called.

The turn was the   and Turner lead out for 24,000. Kleist decided to raise to 48,000 and that got Davis to fold. Turner made the call and the river was the  . Both players checked and Turner said, "Two pair". Kleist immediately replied with, "How big?," and got shown      for deuces and nines. Kleist showed      for queens and deuces and he took down the pot.

Michael "Boonie" Kleist440,000150,000
Raymond Davis210,000105,000
Ryan Turner180,000-77,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:33 PM Local Time

Allen Bari won a nice pot off Tyler Schwecke and then gave some of it to Daniel Ratigan when he doubled him up.

Schwecke opened from under the gun and then called all three streets when Bari led into him from the big blind. The final board read       and Bari opened      and scooped.

Two hands later Ratigan was all-in on a     flop. Herbert Trapscott moved out of the way but Bari called with     . Ratigan opened      and the board ran out to make him a full house.

Tyler Schwecke240,000-190,000
Allen Bari220,00030,000
Daniel Ratigan99,000-7,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:17 PM Local Time

Dutch Boyd

We just lost one of our three remaining bracelet winners, Dutch Boyd. We caught the action on the flop which read     and Boyd saw his 10,000 bet got raised and he made the call. The turn was the   and Boyd checked to Mascio who fired out 20,000. Boyd tanked for a bit before sticking in his final chips and Mascio made the call.

Boyd showed      and was up against     . Mascio had already made broadway and with no low possibilities Boyd was looking for a king or a queen to hit a full house or chop the pot with the same straight if a ten hit the river. The two time WSOP champion als had a flush draw to add to his outs but the river was the   giving just a slightly improved hand, but he was not able to beat Mascio's straight. Boyd goes home in 17th place.

Greg Mascio250,000180,000
Dutch Boyd0-149,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:05 PM Local Time
  • Herbert Trapscott has gotten his stack going in the right direction after he made the nut flush with     . The final board       and Trapscott three-bet from the big blind pre flop and bet every street.
  • Brian Lives Scooped a nice pot off Ashly Butler. He called an under the gun raise whilst in the big blind and then led on the flop and turn of a       board. He opened     , beating his opponent's     . We'd also like to say hi to Lives' wife Amy who's following the coverage.
Ashly Butler325,0000
Brian Lives320,0000
Herbert Tapscott226,0000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 1:00 PM Local Time

Allen Bari

Allen Bari is finding the cards, hitting the boards but not holding up against his opponents so far. He just lost two big pots knocking him all the way down to 190,000 chips.

First Wes Self raised to 20,000, Can Kim Hua called from the cutoff and Bari called from the small blind. The flop came down     and Bari checked to Self who bet 10,000, Hua called and Bari followed his lead. The turn was the   and Bari lead out for 20,000. Both Self and Hua made the call. The river was the   and Bari bet another 20,000 and both his opponents made the call. "Wheel and three-six," Bari announced right away stating he had made the nut low and a six high straight.

Bari tabled his      and was disgusted to see that Can Kim Hua had      rivering a full house to beat Bari's straight but he also had the nut low. Self showed      for the same low as the two other players making sure the dealer had his work cut out for him. Hua got half the pot for the high and all three players got their portion of the low pot.

Just a few hands later Bari raised to 20,000 from the cutoff and Tyler Schwecke called from the button. Gavin Griffin called from the big blind giving us three-way action. The flop was     and Griffin was the only player to fold to Bari's bet. The turn was the   and Bari bet another 20,000, Schwecke called. The river was the   and Bari put out 20,000 right away. Schwecke hesitated and then put in a raise to 40,000. Bari snapped him off but had to muck when Schwecke showed      for a set of kings.

Bari started the day second in chips but he's in serious trouble right now after losing a couple of very important hands.

Tyler Schwecke430,000-22,000
Wes Self390,000121,000
Allen Bari190,000-105,000
Can Kim Hua90,000-113,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:48 PM Local Time

Daniel Weinman

Daniel Weinman lost a three-way pot to drop to 40,000 chips, and busted soon after that. He was up against Thayer Rasmussen and Herbert Tapscott, and was the aggressor pre flop before he went into check-call mode on the      .

Tapscott called Rasmussen's bet but ducked out on the river to continue his awful start to the day. Rasmussen opened      and scooped as Weinman mucked.

Momemts later Weinman got the last of his chips in on a     flop versus Bryan Jolly. The board ran out    and Weinman's      was no match for his opponent's     .

Bryan Jolly360,000115,000
Thayer Rasmussen260,00088,000
Herbert Tapscott110,000-18,000
Daniel Weinman0-50,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:28 PM Local Time

Wellington Draper

Wellington Draper was all in for his tournament life for the fourth time, but this time he couldn't find a way to chop or scoop the pot. Draper raised to 20,000 from the cutoff after which Spanne three-bet from the button to 30,000. Mascio was in the big blind and he made it 40,000. Draper called all in for less and Spanne called as well with little chips behind.

The flop came down     and Mascio got all his chips into the pot as well. Spanne had him covered by just a few chips and we had two all-in players.

Wellington Draper    
Joey Spanne    
Greg Mascio    

The turn was the   and the river the   giving Spanne the nut low and Mascio took down the high with two pair, eights and deuces. Draper was left empty handed and he started making his way over to the payout desk. For his 20th place finish Draper will collect $7,989.

Joey Spanne83,0008,000
Greg Mascio70,000-72,000
Wellington Draper0-91,000
Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:25 PM Local Time

Daniel Weinman was all-in on a     flop and was called by Brian Lives and Herbert Trapscott. The latter two checked the    turn and river down.

Weinman:      and scooped the lot.

Daniel Weinman50,000-24,000