Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:47 PM Local Time
The third and final day of Event 28, $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Four-Handed, of the World Series of Poker has come to an end. After returning with eight players only Timothy Adams walked away with $392,476 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
It took less than one full level to trim the field to five and move to the ESPN Feature Table in the Amazon Room. Andrey Gulyy, Toan Trinh and Torrey Reily were all short stacked and looked to double up. But their luck didn't hold and they missed out on the final table.
The players played about a level and a half before the next elimination would occur. Brendon Rubie opened for 33,000 and Greg Merson shoved behind him. Rubie called holding and Merson had . Rubie paired his queen on the turn and Merson never improved, sending him home in fifth place.
Anthony Gregg had been on short stack for all of Day 3 after enjoying some time in the chip lead on Day 2. He made his final stand by shoving preflop with and Rubie called with pocket deuces. Gregg never improved his hand and exited in fourth place.
During three-handed play Timothy Adams scored a sick double up. Adams opened for 48,000, Brendon Rubie raised to 112,000 and Adams called. The flop came , Rubie checked, Adams bet 201,000 and Rubie check-raised to 976,000. Adams tank-shoved and Rubie called. Adams held and Rubie had . The board completed and Adams took the chip lead.
The third place finisher was determined when Adams and James Schaaf each put 48,000 in preflop and the board came . Schaaf check-called the flop and the came on the turn. Both players checked to the river. Schaaf bet 175,000, Adams put him all in and Schaaf called. Schaaf tabled pocket fours but Adams had him beat holding pocket tens.
Heads up play covered three levels of action and it was a slow affair. Rubie and Adams traded small pots back and forth, mostly min-raising or betting twice the minimum.
The last hand occurred when Rubie opened for 80,000 on the button and Adams raised to 225,000. Rubie called and the flop fell . Adams led out with 255,000 and Rubie called to see the turn. Adams moved all in and
Rubie went deep into the tank. Rubie called after a few minutes, only to face bad news. Rubie tabled and Adams held . The fell on the river, shipping the match and the bracelet to Adams.
Final Table Payouts
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:40 PM Local Time
Brendon Rubie opened for 80,000 on the button and Timothy Adams made it 225,000 to play. Rubie called and the flop came . Adams bet 255,000 and Rubie called.
The turn came and Adams moved all in.
Rubie spent a good amount of time in the tank. He mumbled, "I have king queen. Do you have ace jack or something?"
After a little while longer in the tank Rubie announced a call.
Adams was in the lead but had to dodge a king to clinch the win. The river fell and Rubie was eliminated.
|Timothy Adams||5,640,000||2,030,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||0||-2,030,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:28 PM Local Time
Timothy Adams opened to 80,000 on the button and Brendon Rubie three-bet to 230,000 from the big blind. Adams came back over the top with a four-bet to 380,000, Rubie called, and a flop hit the board.
Both checked to see the turn where Rubie bet 300,000. Adams gave it up after about 30 seconds.
|Timothy Adams||3,610,000||-230,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||2,030,000||230,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:18 PM Local Time
The two remaining players are taking their time. Usually a three-bet preflop will take down the hand. We're not seeing too many flops.
We've buckled down, put on another pot of coffee and are ready for the long haul.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:07 PM Local Time
Brendon Rubie raised to 80,000 on the button and Timothy Adams defended his big blind.
The flop came down and Adams checked. Rubie bet 80,000, Adams called, and the landed on the turn. Both checked through to the river where Adams bet 160,000. Rubie mulled it over for about 30 seconds before he called.
Adams tabled for queens and fives. Rubie mucked, giving the pot to Adams.
|Timothy Adams||3,840,000||350,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||1,800,000||-350,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 8:00 PM Local Time
Since play has resumed, the players have played a few small pots. Timothy Adams has added a little bit to his lead.
|Timothy Adams||3,490,000||160,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||2,150,000||-160,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:44 PM Local Time
Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:24 PM Local Time
|Timothy Adams||3,330,000||-160,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||2,310,000||160,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:23 PM Local Time
This is normally the time the remaining players would break for dinner. But the two players have agreed to just a 20-minute break.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:22 PM Local Time
Timothy Adams opened for 60,000 and Brendon Rubie called. The flop came , Rubie checked, Adams bet 30,000 and Rubie called. The turn brought the , Rubie checked, Adams bet 80,000 and Rubie check-raised to 190,000. Adams moved all in and Rubie called.
The meaningless river came the and Rubie doubled up.
|Timothy Adams||3,490,000||-1,010,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||2,150,000||1,010,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:16 PM Local Time
Brendon Rubie called on the button and Timoty Adams checked his option.
The flop came down and Adams check-called 30,000 from Rubie. It was more of the same on the turn as Adams check-called 70,000 to see the river. Another check from Adams led to another bet from Rubie, this one for 230,000.
Adams folded and Rubie took the pot.
|Timothy Adams||4,500,000||-60,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||1,140,000||60,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 7:05 PM Local Time
Timothy Adams raised to 60,000 on the button and Brendon Rubie called from the big blind.
The flop came down and Rubie checked. Adams bet 30,000, but Rubie put in a raise to 90,000. Adams called to see the turn. Rubie bet 130,000, but was met with a raise to 265,000 from Adams. Rubie called, though, and moved all in when the river fell. Adams took a few moments before he called.
Both players played the board with the wheel to chop the pot.
|Timothy Adams||4,560,000||0 |
|Brendon Rubie||1,080,000||0 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:53 PM Local Time
Brendon Rubie broke the monotony of heads up play and open-shoved on the button. Timothy Adams called and the hands were tabled.
The board ran and Rubie doubled to stay alive.
|Timothy Adams||4,560,000||-480,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||1,080,000||480,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:50 PM Local Time
Brendon Rubie called on the button and Timothy Adams checked his option.
The flop came down and Adams checked. Rubie bet 30,000, Adams folded, and Rubie won the pot.
So far, we've seen very few button raises from Rubie and plenty of button limps.
|Timothy Adams||5,040,000||25,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||600,000||-25,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:34 PM Local Time
Timothy Adams has slightly extended his lead during the first few hands of heads-up play.
|Timothy Adams||5,015,000||125,000 |
|Brendon Rubie||625,000||-125,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:22 PM Local Time
Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:20 PM Local Time
|Timothy Adams||4,890,000||0 |
|Brendon Rubie||750,000||0 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:18 PM Local Time
Timothy Adams raised to 48,000 on the button and Brendon Rubie folded his small blind. James Schaaf defended from the big blind and a flop hit the board.
Schaaf check-called 57,000 from Adams to see the turn. A check from both players landed the river which Schaaf bet 175,000 at. Adams took about 45 seconds before raising all in with the bigger stack.
Schaaf took a deep breath before calling for the rest of his stack, about 910,000.
Adams tabled , besting Schaaf's , to win the pot and take a commanding lead into heads-up play.
|Timothy Adams||4,890,000||1,065,000 |
|James Schaaf||0||-1,090,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:06 PM Local Time
James Schaaf opened for 62,000 in the small blind and Timothy Adams shoved from the button. Schaaf called and the hands were tabled.
The board ran and with the three on the turn Schaaf saved his tournament life.
|James Schaaf||1,090,000||615,000 |
Saturday, June 16, 2012 5:50 PM Local Time
James Schaaf opened to 60,000 on the button and Timothy Adams re-raised to 132,000 from the small blind. Brendon Rubie folded his big blind, Schaaf called, and the flop came down .
Adams bet 72,000, Schaaf slid in the chips to call, and the hit the turn. Adams bet 160,000 this time, but Schaaf still stuck around. The fell on the river and Adams announced that he was all in. Schaaf quickly folded his hand, giving the pot to Adams.
|Timothy Adams||4,050,000||427,000 |
|James Schaaf||475,000||-399,000 |