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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 to Friday, June 10, 2011

Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (2,000 Max)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,944,000
  • Entries: 1,440
  • Remaining: 0
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06/11/11 12:45:39 AM PDT
Andrew Badecker Wins Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout ($369,371)!

Andrew Badecker wins!

What started with 1440 people and 160 tables is now just 1 person left with a bracelet. Andrew Badecker had to win a nine-handed table, a ten-handed table and a 16 person sit 'n' go that included the likes of Frank Kassela, David Pham, Dan Kelly, Erik Cajelais, Lars Bonding, and Vitaly Lunkin.

Badecker entered the official final table of nine the chip leader and essentially dominated the whole way. There were a couple points where he lost the chip lead, but he quickly got it back and took down his last table in style, including this hand he played against fellow chip leader Daniel Makowsky when they were all three handed.

Preflop, Badecker raised from the small blind to 75,000 and Makowsky re-raised in the big blind to 175,000.

The flop came     and Badecker led out with a check. Makowsky bet 200,000 and Badecker check-raised to 450,000. Makowski called.

The turn came   and Badecker bet out for 380,000. Makowsky then announced all in (for a total of 1,600,000) and Badecker quickly called.

Badecker flipped over    for a flopped flush and Makowsky showed   . Once Makowsky called, it was over as he was drawing dead.

At that point, Badecker took a three to one chip lead over Robbie Verspui going into heads-up play and never looked back.

Although Badecker is our 12th straight first time bracelet winner, it is rare to see such a stacked field in the final 16 of a No-Limit event at the World Series, so we know Badecker can play and that we will see him around again for sure. Congratulations Andrew Badecker, you are a World Series of Poker Champion!

06/11/11 12:38:54 AM PDT
Robbie Verspui Eliminated in 2nd Place ($228,334)

Robbie Verspui

After check-raising Robbie Verspui off a flop of     and then three betting the next hand as well to force the Dutchman to fold, Andrew Badecker raised to 90,000 but Verspui reraised to 245,000.

Badecker eyed his opponent's 1.7 million remaining chips or so and moved all in, Verspui snap-called.


The flop came     and Badecker's friends went wild shouting for his hand to hold. The   on the turn improved Badecker's to two pair but Verspui made the nut flush draw.

"RED!!" screamed the rail and the river brought the   meaning Badecker took home the bracelet.

For his part, Robbie Verspui will be disappointed but it'll be tempered by the fact he was the short stack during four handed, but three double ups put him into contention. Nevertheless, it's the best finish by a Dutch player so far but not the fourth bracelet for Holland that he was hoping for.

06/11/11 12:28:17 AM PDT
Badecker In Control

Preflop, Verspui called the big blind, but Badecker raised to 90,000 and Verspui called.

The flop was     and Andrew Badecker bet 260,000. Robbie Verspui re-raised to 640,000 and then after some thought, Badecker went all in for a total of about 4,000,000. Verspui thought about it and then folded.

Badecker is in control with a two and a half to one chip lead.

Andrew Badecker5,000,000800,000
Robbie Verspui2,100,000-900,000
06/11/11 12:18:05 AM PDT
Badecker Gets Them Back With a River Check-Raise

Andrew Badecker

Robbie Verspui limped in and Andrew Badecker made it 120,000 to play, Verspui didn't take long to make this call. The flop was     and Badecker bet 110,000 and Verspui made the call before both players checked the   turn, the river was the   and Badecker checked again, this time Verspui bet 175,000.

Badecker sat blinking at the table and then check-raised to 535,000 and Verspui called quickly but couldn't beat his opponent's    for rivered trip deuces.

Andrew Badecker4,200,000800,000
Robbie Verspui3,000,000-800,000
06/11/11 12:11:58 AM PDT
Getting Closer To Even

Robbie Verspui raised to 100,000 on the button and Andrew Badecker made the call from the big blind.

The flop came     and Badecker checked. Verspui bet 125,000 and Badecker check-raised to 280,000. Verspui made the call.

The turn was the   and Badecker bet out 545,000 with a call from Verspui.

The river was the   and both players checked. Verspui showed    for a pair of fives and this was enough to beat out the    of Badecker and take down the pot.

The pot put Verspui almost even in chips with Badecker.

Robbie Verspui3,800,0001,300,000
Andrew Badecker3,400,000-1,300,000
06/11/11 12:01:49 AM PDT
Pots Swing to Verspui

Robbie Verspui

The first few pots have gone to Robbie Verspui, picking up one pot with    on the river of a       after Andrew Badecker made a call of 75,000 on the turn with the river being checked down. Badecker flashed the   and mucked.

The biggest pot saw Badecker check-call bets of 180,000 and 380,000 on the turn and river of a       river only for Verspui to show    to pick up the biggest pot so far.

Andrew Badecker4,700,0000
Robbie Verspui2,500,0000
06/10/11 11:50:08 PM PDT
Daniel Makowsky Eliminated In 3rd Place ($151,379)

Daniel Makowsky

Preflop, Andrew Badecker raised from the small blind to 75,000 and Makowsky re-raised in the big blind to 175,000.

The flop came     and Badecker led out with a check. Makowsky bet 200,000 and Badecker check-raised to 450,000. Makowski called.

The turn came   and Badecker bet out for 380,000. Makowsky then announced all in (for a total of 1,600,000) and Badecker quickly called.

Badecker flipped over    for a flopped flush and Makowsky showed   . Once Makowsky called, it was over as he was drawing dead.

The floor is setting up for heads-up play now and the bracelet is on the table.

Chip counts will be as follows for the start

Andrew Badecker5,220,0002,620,000
Robbie Verspui1,880,000-220,000
06/10/11 11:36:15 PM PDT
Misclick Becomes Massive Pot

Robbie Verspui raised to 65,000 on the button and Daniel Makowsky went to make the call in the big blind, but instead of throwing out two green 25k chips and 3 orange 5k chips, Makowsky threw out three green chips and two orange ones, this made it 85,000 meaning he was forced to make a min-reraise to 100,000.

Verspui quickly moved all in for 855,000 more but Makowsky decided after some thought to make the call anyway.


The flop came       and Verspui doubles up to about 2 million chips.

Andrew Badecker2,600,000-50,000
Daniel Makowsky2,500,000-1,050,000
Robbie Verspui2,100,0001,100,000
06/10/11 11:25:29 PM PDT
Verspui Doubles To Get Back In the Game

Robbie Verspui

Robbie Verspui is back in the game after he doubled off Andrew Badecker.

The two got it all in preflop for Robbie's last 550,000. Badecker had    and Verspui had   

The flop was looking good for Badecker when it came     but the turn was the lucky   for Verspui and the   on the river was no help for Badecker.

The chip counts as of the writing of this post are as follows

Daniel Makowsky3,550,000700,000
Andrew Badecker2,650,000-800,000
Robbie Verspui1,000,000100,000
06/10/11 11:19:07 PM PDT
Verspui Short Again

Andrew Badecker raised to 60,000 from UTG and Daniel Makowsky called on the button while Robbie Verspui called in the big blind.

The flop of     was checked to Makowsky who bet 125,000, Verspui made the call and Badecker folded. Both players then checked the   turn and Verspui checked the   river but Makowsky now fired 250,000. The Dutchman made a quick call but couldn't beat his opponent's rivered two pair holding of   

06/10/11 11:16:00 PM PDT
Jon Spinks Eliminated in 4th Place ($108,358)

Jonathan Spinks

Andrew Badecker raised to 65,000 from the button and Jon Spinks moved all in from the small blind. Badecker got a count then made the call for a total of 650,000.


The board came       making Badecker two pair to Spinks' one pair. It's the latter's second fourth place of the series, but this time he takes home over $100,000.

06/10/11 11:12:50 PM PDT
Verspui Doubles Through Spinks

Jon Spinks raised to 65,000 from UTG/CO and Robbie Verspui moved all in on the button, snap-call.


The board came       and Verspui managed to double to almost 900,000 while Spinks dropped to about 650,000.

06/10/11 11:06:15 PM PDT
Eric Cajelais Eliminated In 5th Place ($79,315)

Eric Cajelais

Jonathan Spinks raised to 65,000 under-the-gun with calls from Andrew Badecker on the button, Eric Cajelais in the small blind and Daniel Makowsky in the big blind.

It was an action flop,     The board checked around to Badecker on the button who bet 175,000. Eric Cajelais quickly went all in for 420,000 total and Badecker called.

Cajelais had    for bottom two pair, but Badecker had a draw to the nut flush with   

The turn brought the   giving Badecker a flush and leaving Cajelais drawing to four outs. The river was the   and Cajelais hit the rail

Daniel Makowsky2,850,000-160,000
Andrew Badecker2,800,000900,000
Jonathan Spinks1,200,000-150,000
Robbie Verspui400,000-100,000
06/10/11 10:56:48 PM PDT
First Six Hands

Andrew Badecker raised to 65,000 from UTG and won the blinds and antes.

Jon Spinks raised to 65,000 on the button but folded when Badecker made it 180,000 in the big blind.

Jon Spinks raised to 65,000 and this time he did win the blinds and antes.

Erik Cajelais moved all in from the small blind and Dan Makowsky decided against calling.

Jon Spinks received a walk.

Jon Spinks set Robbie Verspui all in from the small blind versus the big and the Dutch player gave up his hand.

06/10/11 10:45:45 PM PDT
Level 7 started
Level: 7 Blinds: 15000/30000 Ante: 5000
06/10/11 10:33:53 PM PDT
Chip Counts At the Break

We are on a 20 minute break as the 1,000 chips get colored up. Here are the player's chip counts at the moment

Daniel Makowsky3,010,000-290,000
Andrew Badecker1,900,000850,000
Jonathan Spinks1,350,000-100,000
Robbie Verspui500,000-170,000
Erik Cajelais485,000-115,000
06/10/11 10:29:34 PM PDT
Badecker Plays Table Captain

Erik Cajelais and Robbie Verspui are the short stacks now as Andrew Badecker is opening almost every pot as we hit the end of the level. With Jon Spinks staying out of the way and Dan Makowsky content to slow down for a bit, Badecker has really chipped up over the end of this level, though he was stopped in his tracks in the last hand when he made it 50,000 only for Makowsky to three bet to 150,000 in the small blind.

06/10/11 10:22:49 PM PDT
Robbie Verspui Plays A Hand!

Robbie Verspui

It's safe to say that Robbie Verspui has played about 5% of the pots at today's final table, but he just took a nice one off Jonathan Spinks.

Spinks just called from the small blind and Verspui checked in the big blind. The flop was     and Spinks checked. Verspui bet 35,000 and Spinks made the call.

The turn was the   and both players checked. The river came the   and Spinks bet 68,000. Verspui then re-raised all in for 481,000 total. Spinks looked as if he was going to call, but ended up laying it down and Verspui moved to 670,000.

06/10/11 10:15:17 PM PDT
Small One For Spinks

Dan Makowsky and Jon Spinks saw a flop of     which both players checked but when Makowsky also checked the   turn, Spinks quickly fired out 32,000 and it was more than enough to win the pot from the chip leader.

06/10/11 10:09:43 PM PDT
The Weekly Turbo: WSOP Week 2

PokerNews' own dazzling duo of Kristy Arnett and Lynn Gilmartin recap the second week at the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker.

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