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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

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

Event #39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,754,200
  • Entries: 293
  • Remaining: 0
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06/23/12 02:51:16 PM PDT

Andy Seth

Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised to 70,000 out of the cutoff seat after action folded to him and Andy Seth made the call from the big blind. The two players took an     flop and Seth led for 50,000. Jachtmann folded and Seth won the pot.

Jan-Peter Jachtmann3,180,000-70,000
Andy Seth1,100,000100,000
06/23/12 02:49:48 PM PDT

Steven Silverman raied to 48,000 from the cutoff seat and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called from the button. Everyone else folded and the flop came down    . Both players checked and the turn was the  . Silverman bet 100,000 and Jachtmann folded.

Jan-Peter Jachtmann3,250,000-100,000
Steven Silverman840,00038,000
06/23/12 02:47:26 PM PDT

Andy Seth raised to 55,000 from the small blind after play folded to him and Steven Silverman reraised to 165,000 from the big blind. Seth called and the flop came down    . Seth bet the pot for 330,000 and Silverman called all in for less at 236,000.


The turn was the   and river the Ks}. Seth didn't have a kicker that could beat Silverman as both players held trip deuces. Silverman won the pot and doubled up.

Andy Seth1,000,000-400,000
Steven Silverman802,000392,000
06/23/12 02:40:50 PM PDT

Benjamin Sage - 6th Place

Andrew Brown raised to 58,000 from the cutoff seat and Benjamin Sage potted it from the button. Brown reraised and Sage called all in for approximately 310,000.


The flop, turn and river ran out       and Brown's three aces won the pot. Sage finished in sixth place and earned nearly $125,000.

Andrew Brown3,200,000450,000
Benjamin Sage0-330,000
06/23/12 02:33:10 PM PDT
Jan-Peter Jachtmann3,350,000170,000
Andrew Brown2,750,000-170,000
Andy Seth1,400,000-60,000
Steven Silverman410,000-20,000
Micah Smith360,000-20,000
Benjamin Sage330,000-20,000
06/23/12 02:31:10 PM PDT

Benjamin Sage raised to 56,000 from the cutoff seat and Steven Silverman reraised to 180,000 from the big blind. Sage folded and Silverman won the pot to chip up some.

Steven Silverman430,00065,000
Benjamin Sage350,000-170,000
06/23/12 02:29:42 PM PDT

From the cutoff seat, Andrew Brown raised to 56,000. Andy Seth called from the big blind and the flop came down    . Both players checked.

The turn was the   and Seth fired 82,000. Brown called.

After the   river, both players checked.

Brown showed the      for two pair, eights and threes, to win the pot.

Andrew Brown2,920,000195,000
Andy Seth1,460,000-180,000
06/23/12 02:24:29 PM PDT

Nikolai Yakovenko - 7th Place

Jan-Peter Jachtmann raised to 70,000 from the hijack seat and Nikolai Yakovenko reraised to 180,000 from the button. Play folded back to Jachtmann and he reraised the pot. Yakovenko called all in for around 320,000 and the cards were on their backs.

Yakovenko held the      against the      for Jachtmann.

After the board ran out      , Jachtmann won the pot and eliminated Yakovenko in seventh place. For his finish, Yakovenko earned $94,442, which is the largest World Series of Poker score of his career.

Jan-Peter Jachtmann3,180,000260,000
Nikolai Yakovenko0-240,000
06/23/12 02:19:26 PM PDT

Micah Smith raised to 48,000 from the hijack seat and Steven Silverman reraised the pot from the button. Action got back to Smith and he moved all in. Silverman called.

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The flop, turn and river ran out       and the two chopped up the pot.

Micah Smith380,0000
Steven Silverman365,000-10,000
06/23/12 02:14:56 PM PDT

Micah Smith raised to 48,000 from the cutoff seat and Jan-Peter Jachtmann called from the big blind. The flop came down     and Jachtmann checked. Smith bet 65,000 and Jachtmann called.

The turn was the   and both players checked to see the   land on the river. Jachtmann bet 120,000 and Smith folded.

Jan-Peter Jachtmann2,920,000270,000
Micah Smith380,000-150,000
06/23/12 02:02:54 PM PDT

Jason Mercier - 8th Place

Jason Mericer was short and all in preflop with the      against the      for Micah Smith.

The flop of     gave Mercier the lead with two pair. The turn was the   and then the river counterfeited Mercier when the   hit. Smith's king and nines won the pot and sent the two-time gold bracelet winner to the rail in eighth place for $72,132.

Micah Smith530,00075,000
Jason Mercier0-100,000
06/23/12 01:54:06 PM PDT
Level: 23 Blinds: 12000/24000 Ante: 0
06/23/12 01:53:25 PM PDT

Andy Seth

From under the gun, Benjamin Sage raised to 49,000. Andy Seth reraised to 177,000 and Sage called.

The flop came down     and Sage checked. Seth bet 135,000 and Sage called.

The turn was the   and Sage checked. Seth bet 654,000 and Sage folded.

Andy Seth1,640,000340,000
Benjamin Sage520,000-334,000
06/23/12 01:51:16 PM PDT

Micah Smith limped in from the hijack seat and Andy Seth raised to 85,000 in the cutoff seat. Action folded back to Smith and he called.

The     flop was checked by both players before the   fell on the turn. Smith bet 115,000 and Seth folded.

Andy Seth1,300,000-80,000
Micah Smith455,000123,000
06/23/12 01:45:16 PM PDT

Action folded to Andy Seth in the small blind and he raised to 60,000. Jason Mercier called from the big blind and the flop came down    . Seth checked and Mercier bet 22,000. Seth check-raised to put Mercier all in and he folded.

Andy Seth1,380,00080,000
Jason Mercier100,000-78,000
06/23/12 01:41:16 PM PDT

Joe Kushner - 9th Place

From early position, Andy Seth raised to 45,000. Joe Kushner called from the next seat and Andrew Brown called on the button. In the big blind, Benjamin Sage made the call to close the action and the flop came down    .

On the flop, Sage checked and Seth bet 90,000. Kushner raised all in. Brown and Sage folded before Seth quickly made the call.

Seth tabled the      for top set of aces. Kushner held middle set with the     .

The turn   left Kushner needing the case five on the river, but when the   fell, he was all out of luck. He hit the rail in ninth place and took home $55,525.

Andy Seth1,300,000471,000
Joe Kushner0-376,000
06/23/12 01:24:45 PM PDT

The announcements have been made and the cards are back in the air after the 20-minute break.

06/23/12 01:11:06 PM PDT

The players are in the midst of a 20-minute break.

1Benjamin Sage854,000
2Micah Smith332,000
3Andy Seth829,000
4Joe Kushner376,000
5Jason Mercier178,000
6Steven Silverman375,000
7Jan-Peter Jachtmann2,650,000
8Andrew Brown2,725,000
9Nikolai Yakovenko240,000
06/23/12 01:06:04 PM PDT

Ville Wahlbeck - 10th Place

Former World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Ville Wahlbeck was all in preflop holding the      against Steven Silverman's     .

Silverman picked up a set of kings on the     flop before turning a full house when the   fell and leaving Wahlbeck drawing dead. The river completed the board with the  .

Wahlbeck took home $43,076 for his 10th-place finish while the remaining nine players have made the official WSOP final table. Complete chip counts will be coming in just a few moments.

Ville Wahlbeck0-190,000
06/23/12 12:56:13 PM PDT

Jan-Peter Jachtmann called from middle position and Andrew Brown raised to 83,000 from the next seat over. It folded back around to Jachtmann who called. The flop fell     and Jachtmann checked. Brown bet 142,000, resulting in a Jachtmann fold.

Brown showed    for top two pair.

Between the two of them, they hold well more than half the chips in play among the final ten players.