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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 01, 2014 to Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,746,000
  • Entries: 1,940
  • Remaining: 0
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06/03/14 09:33:46 PM PST
 
Jeff Smith Wins Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($323,125)
 

Jeff Smith - 1st Place

American Jeffrey Smith from Encinitas, Calif., has captured his first World Series of Poker bracelet in Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em and the top prize of $323,125. Smith defeated runner-up Danny Nguyen after a long three-hour heads-up match that saw a chip lead change almost every couple of hands.

Smith scored his first WSOP cash in last year's Millionaire Maker event, earning $2,704 for a 605th-place finish. According to Smith's Hendon Mob page, his previous best cash was a 3rd-place finish for $25,800 in a 2008 LA Poker Classic side event. Smith's total career earnings before today were just under $46,000 so he has multiplied that by almost six times.

In the final hand, Smith raised to 160,000 and Nguyen pushed all in. Smith made a fast call and flipped over    to Nguyen's   . The board came down       and Smith's trip nines won the pot. Nguyen made $199,829 for his runner-up finish.

Thank you for following along our PokerNews live update blog. Congratulations to Jeffrey Smith for his awesome victory. Stay tuned to the PokerNews live reporting tab for the entire WSOP series.

06/03/14 09:13:02 PM PST
 
Danny Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($199,829)
 

Danny Nguyen - 2nd Place.

Hand 292: Danny Nguyen pushed all in and Jeff Smith quickly called.

Nguyen:   
Smith:   

The board ran out       and Nguyen made the double up to 1,460,000 chips.

Hand 293: Smith raised to 160,000 and Nguyen pushed all in. Smith made a fast call and flipped over    to Nguyen's   . The board came down       and Smith's trip nines won the pot, the tournament, the bracelet and the top prize money. Nguyen made $199,829 for his runner-up finish.

Jeff Smith5,820,0001,000,000
Danny Nguyen0-1,000,000
06/03/14 09:05:42 PM PST
 
Level 29 started
 
Level: 29 Blinds: 40000/80000 Ante: 10000
06/03/14 09:05:13 PM PST
 
Hands #281-291: Preflop Dance
 

Hand 281: Jeff Smith raised all in and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 282: Nguyen limped and folded to Smith's all in.

Hand 283: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 284: Smith got a walk.

Hand 285: Smith limped and Nguyen checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and both players checked again. The river came the   and Nguyen check-folded to Smith's 125,000 bet.

Hand 286: Smith got a walk.

Hand 287: Smith won the pot when he pushed all in.

Hand 288: Nguyen pushed his small stack all in and won the pot.

Hand 289: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 290: Smith got a walk.

Hand 291: Nguyen got a walk.

06/03/14 08:58:11 PM PST
 
Hands #275-280: Smith Grinding Nguyen Down
 

Hand 275: After unknown preflop action, Jeff Smith check-called 140,000 on a flop of    . The turn brought a  , and Smith check-called 375,000 this time. He checked the   river and Danny Nguyen elected to check it back. Smith's    was good.

Hand 276: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and took the pot.

Hand 277: In a limped pot, Nguyen checked and called 100,000 on    . He checked again on the  , this time folding to a bet of 200,000.

Hand 278: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Smith called. The two checked to the end, when the community had come      . Smith bet 160,000 and Nguyen called. Smith tossed    into the middle for trips.

"Man, you're catching cards since dinner," Nguyen said.

Hand 279: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 280: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and won.

Jeff Smith4,820,0001,320,000
Danny Nguyen1,000,000-1,300,000
06/03/14 08:57:44 PM PST
 
Hands #260-273
 

Hand 260: Danny Nguyen opened to 130,000 and Jeff Smith folded.

Hand 261: Smith raised to 130,000, Nguyen raised to 360,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 262: Smith got a walk.

Hand 263: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 264: Nguyen opened to 130,000, Smith called and a flop of     was laid out. Smith checked, Nguyen bet 180,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 265: Smith raised to 130,000 and Nguyen made the call. The two saw a     flop and both players checked to the turn  , Nguyen bet 135,000 and Smith called. The river was the  , Nguyen checked, Smith bet 200,000, Nguyen called, and Smith turned over   , which was good. Nguyen mucked.

Hand 266: Smith got a walk.

Hand 267: Smith opened with a bet of 130,000, Nguyen called and the flop was dealt    . Nguyen checked, Smith bet 150,000 and Nguyen let it go.

Hand 268: Smith got a walk.

Hand 269: Nguyen's turn to get a walk.

Hand 270: Nguyen opened to 130,000, Smith called and a flop rolled out    . Smith checked, Nguyen bet 150,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 271: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 272: Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Smith folded.

Hand 273: Nguyen got a walk.

06/03/14 08:34:50 PM PST
 
Hands #249-259: All In and Chop
 

Hand 249: Danny Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 250: Danny Nguyen took it down with a 130,000 raise.

Hand 251: Jeff Smith raised to 130,000 and won the pot.

Hand 252: Danny Nguyen won the blinds and antes with a raise to 130,000.

Hand 253: Jeff Smith won the pot with a raise to 130,000.

Hand 254: Jeff Smith got a walk.

Hand 255: Danny Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 256: Danny Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Jeff Smith called to go to a flop. It came     and Smith check-folded to Nguyen's 180,000 continuation bet.

Hand 257: Danny Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 258: Danny Nguyen raised to 130,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand 259: Jeff Smith raised to 130,000 and Danny Nguyen called him. The flop was dealt     and Nguyen check-called Smith's bet of 150,000. The turn was the   and Nguyen led out for 325,000. Smith took little time announcing all in and Nguyen eventually made the call.

Nguyen:   
Smith:   

The river was the   and the players chopped the pot with two pairs each.

06/03/14 08:24:02 PM PST
 
Hands #243-248: Smith Gets Two Streets with Second Pair
 

Hand 243: Jeff Smith limped in, Danny Nguyen raised to 185,000 and Smith called. Both players checked the     flop and Nguyen checked the   turn. Smith bet 110,000 and Nguyen called. On the   river, Nguyen check-called 225,000 and Smith showed him    to take the pot.

Hand 244: Unknown action.

Hand 245: Unknown action.

Hand 246: Nguyen raised to 155,000. Smith slid out a tower of green T25,000 chips to three-bet and Nguyen folded.

Hand 247: Smith opened to 155,000 and got called. The two checked down the       board and Smith won with   .

Hand 248: Nguyen opened to 130,000 and took the pot.

06/03/14 08:21:30 PM PST
 
Hands #236-242: Another Exchange of the Chip Lead
 

Hand 236: Danny Nguyen raised to 130,000 and Jeff Smith folded.

Hand 237: Smith opened to 135,000, Nguyen called and the two saw a     flop. Both players checked to the turn  . Nguyen checked, Smith bet 160,000 and Nguyen made the call to see the river  . Nguyen checked again, Smith bet 175,000, Nguyen called and Smith showed him   . Pair of jacks was good and Smith shipped the pot.

Hand 238: Smith got a walk.

Hand 239: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 240: Nguyen opened to 130,000, Smith folded.

Hand 241: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 242: Nguyen raised to 130,000, Smith raised to 300,000 and Nguyen made the call. The two saw a     flop, and both players checked to the turn  . Smith bet 320,000 and Danny called to the river  . Jeff led out again - this time for 500,000 - Nguyen announced all in and Smith quickly called. Nguyen turned over    for two pair, but Smith tabled    for a flopped set and scored the double.

Jeff Smith3,500,0002,090,000
Danny Nguyen2,300,000-2,110,000
06/03/14 07:53:56 PM PST
 
Level 28 started
 
Level: 28 Blinds: 30000/60000 Ante: 10000
06/03/14 07:03:44 PM PST
 
Dinner Time
 

Hot off of a game-changing double up, the players are now on a one-hour dinner break.

06/03/14 07:02:28 PM PST
 
Hands #234-235: Nguyen Doubles Again
 

Hand 234: Danny Nguyen raised to 110,000 and Jeff Smith called to go to a flop of    . Smith check-called the bet of 135,000 from Nguyen and the dealer brought out the   on the turn. Both players checked before the river -   - hit the felt. Both players checked again and Nguyen announced "fives." Smith turned over the better hand of    for a pair of sixes.

Hand 235: Smith raised to 110,000 and Nguyen three-bet to 280,000. Smith took little time pushing his big stack all in and Nguyen spent a minute deciding his move. He eventually called and turned over   ; Smith laughed. "Slowroll," he said and turned over   . The board ran out       and Nguyen got the big double up. He now has more than a 3-to-1 chip lead.

Danny Nguyen4,410,0002,260,000
Jeff Smith1,410,000-2,260,000
06/03/14 06:58:53 PM PST
 
Hands #228-233
 

Hand 228: Danny Nguyen opened to 110,000, Smith called and the flop was dealt    . Smith checked, Nguyen fired 135,000, and Smith called. Turn  , both players checked to the river  . Check, check again and Smith opened up    and Nguyen mucked.

Hand 229: Smith raised to 110,000, Nguyen called and the flop rolled out    . Nguyen checked, Smith bet 135,000, Nguyen check-raised all in, Smith folded.

Hand 230: Nguyen opened to 110,000, Smith called, and the dealer fanned a     flop. Smith checked, Nguyen bet 135,000, and Smith folded.

Hand 231: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 232: Smith got a walk.

Hand 233: Nguyen got a walk.

06/03/14 06:44:48 PM PST
 
Hands #225-227: Smith Picks Off Bluff to Retake Lead
 

Danny Nguyen tried a big bluff.

Hand 225: Jeff Smith got a walk.

Hand 226: Danny Nguyen called a raise before the flop then bet fourth street with the board reading     . Smith folded.

Hand 227: Nguyen raised to 110,000, and Smith three-bet to 285,000. Nguyen called, and the flop came    . Smith bet 290,000, which Nguyen called. On the [7hd turn, Smith slowed down with a check.

"All in," Nguyen announced, overbetting the pot. Smith snap-called.

Smith:   
Nguyen:   

"I need an eight," Nguyen said.

The dealer didn't give him one, burning and turning the  .

Jeff Smith3,670,0001,870,000
Danny Nguyen2,150,000-1,870,000
06/03/14 06:43:20 PM PST
 
Hands #221-224: Nguyen Spikes River for Huge Double-Up
 

Hand 221: Danny Nguyen took down the pot preflop with a raise to 110,000.

Hand 222: Jeff Smith raised to 110,000 and Danny Nguyen called to see flop of    . Nguyen check-called Smith's bet of 135,000. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was dealt   and Nguyen check-called again; this time the bet was 275,000. Smith was ahead with    and scooped the pot.

Hand 223: Danny Nguyen raised to 110,000 and was called by Jeff Smith. The flop was dealt     and both players checked. The   hit the turn and Smith took it down with a bet of 135,000.

Hand 224: Jeff Smith raised to 110,000 and Danny Nguyen called to see a flop of    . Nguyen check-raised the flop to 325,000 and Smith called. The turn came   and Nguyen led out for 480,000, leaving him only about that much again behind. Smith pushed all in and Nguyen went in the tank. He eventually made that call and said "I need to get lucky!"

Nguyen:   
Smith:   

Smith's top pair was way ahead, and with only one card to come, Nguyen needed a 3, 4, or 6 to stay in this tournament. The dealer flipped over the   and Nguyen shouted out in victory. "That's how you win!"

Danny Nguyen4,020,0001,020,000
Jeff Smith1,800,000-1,020,000
06/03/14 06:29:57 PM PST
 
Hands #214-220
 

Hand 214: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand 215: Nguyen opened to 110,000 and Smith called. Flop    , Smith checked, Nguyen bet 135,000, Smith called. Turn  , SMith again checked, Nguyen bet 350,000, Smith called. River   both players check, Smith showed    and won the pot.

Hand 216: Smith raised to 110,000, Nguyen folded.

Hand 217: Nguyen opened for 110,000, Smith made the call, and the two saw a     flop. Smith checked, Nguyen bet 135,000, and Smith let it go.

Hand 218: Smith gave Nguyen a walk.

Hand 219: Nguyen raised to 110,000, Smith made the call, and a     flop hit the table. Smith checked, Nguyen bet 135,000, and Smith folded.

Hand 220: Nguyen got a walk.

06/03/14 06:20:29 PM PST
 
Hands #209-213: Nguyen Takes Lead
 

Hand #209: Danny Nguyen opened to 110,000 and got called. The players checked to fourth street, when the board read     . Jeff Smith check-called 135,000 at that point and he checked the   river. Nguyen checked it back and Smith won with   .

Hand #210: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand #211: Nguyen raised to 110,000 and Smith three-bet to 265,000. Nguyen called and the flop came    , which both players checked. Smith bet 235,000 on the   turn and Nguyen called. The   came on the end and Smith bet 400,000. Nguyen announced all in and Smith folded.

Hand #212: Nguyen got a walk.

Hand #213: Nguyen raised to 110,000 and got called. Smith check-called 135,000 on the     flop and both checked the   turn. A   river resulted in more checking and Nguyen announced two tens. It was no good against Smith's   .

Danny Nguyen3,000,000900,000
Jeff Smith2,820,000-930,000
06/03/14 06:15:16 PM PST
 
Hands #199-208
 

Hand 199: Danny Nguyen raised to 100,000 and won the pot.

Hand 200: Jeff Smith raised to 110,000 and Nguyen called to see a flop of    . Nguyen checked and Smith bet 125,000. Nguyen reraised to 325,000 and took down the pot.

Hand 201: Nguyen raised to 110,000 and Smith called. The flop came     and Smith checked. Nguyen took it down with a bet of 140,000.

Hand 202: Smith raised to 110,000 and Nguyen made the call. The dealer brought     and both players checked. The turn was dealt   and Nguyen bet 135,000 to win the pot.

Hand 203: Nguyen won the blinds and antes with a raise to 100,000.

Hand 204: Smith raised to 110,000 and won the small pot.

Hand 205: Nguyen raised to 110,000 and Smith three-bet to 275,000 to win the pot.

Hand 206: Smith raised to 110,000 and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand 207: Nguyen raised to 110,000 and Smith called. The flop fell     and Smith check-called Nguyen's bet of 135,000. The turn was the   and Smith checked again. Nguyen bet 355,000 this time, and Smith took his time before folding.

Hand 208: Smith raised to 110,000 and Nguyen called. The flop came     and Nguyen check-folded to Smith's bet of 135,000.

06/03/14 06:10:18 PM PST
 
Hands #193-198
 

Hand 193: Danny Nguyen raised to 80,000, Jeff Smith folded.

Hand 194: Smith opened to 80,000, Nguyen called and the two saw a     flop. Both players checked to the turn  . Nguyen bet 90,000, Smith called to the river  . Both players checked again, Nguyen turned over    and it was good.

Hand 195: Nguyen raised to 80,000, Smith folded.

Hand 196: Smith slid out a raise of 80,000 and Nguyen made the call. The dealer rolled out a     flop, Nguyen checked, Smith bet 90,000, and Nguyen called. The turn was the  , Nguyen checked, Smith bet 135,000, Nguyen folded.

Hand 197: Level 26 was completed after the last hand. Level 27 began with Nguyen raising to 110,000 and Smith made the call. Flop    , Smith checked, Nguyen bet 135,000, Smith folded.

Hand 198: Smith opened to 110,000 and Nguyen called. The flop came out    , Nguyen checked, Smith bet 125,000 and Nguyen folded.

06/03/14 06:01:36 PM PST
 
Level 27 started
 
Level: 27 Blinds: 25000/50000 Ante: 5000
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