06/03/13 12:38:34 AM PST
John Beauprez WIns Event #4: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed) ($324,764)!
The fourth gold bracelet winner of the 2013 World Series of Poker has officially been crowned. After 1,069 entries and three long days of poker, it was John Beauprez who was able to soar above the rest of the field to earn the gold WSOP bracelet and the $324,764 that accompanies it.
Final Table Payouts
Three day ago both professional poker players and amateurs alike ponied up the necessary $1,500 buy-in to participate in this event. With this being one of the few short-handed events offered at the WSOP, players brought their A-game and were eager to show off their six-max talents. With this being said, the action came fast and furious early on with most of the field seeing the rail by the end of 10 levels on the first day of play.
A grand total of 117 players returned for Day 2 which was just nine places from the money. The bubble burst almost immediately in the day and each remaining player was guaranteed a WSOP cash under their belt. Players like Rob Salaburu, Ting Ho, Bryan Piccioli, Jonathan Duhamel, Mark Smith, Shannon Shorr, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Matt Salsberg, and Grant Hinkle were just some of those to walk away with a cash. By the end of the evening a final table of seven players was reached.
The seven players took their seats in the ESPN mothership for the unofficial final table of seven. It only took thirteen hands for the final table bubble to pop, though, when Zohar Spivack five-bet all in for his tournament life holding . Spivack was called by Beauprez's and a run out of ensured we would have our official final table.
A mere three hands into the official final table, Keven Stammen found himself engaged in a large confrontation with Beauprez. At 6,000/12,000/2,000, Stammen opened with a raise to 27,000 from the cutoff. Beauprez three-bet to 61,000 and action trickled back around to Stammen who four-bet all in for 308,000. The words barely left Stammen's lips when Beauprez shot out of his seat and announced a call.
Stammen was in dire need to help but did not find it as the board came down . Stammen was eliminated in sixth place for $39,325.
Mike Mustafa was the next player to see his tournament come to an end. His downfall came to fruition when he first doubled up Eric Blair. A mere five hands later, Blair found another double up through Mustafa, crippling him in the process. The next hand, Mustafa was all in for just a few blinds and called by three players. In the end it was Blair who put the nail in the coffin when he pocket sevens held up as the best hand during that checked down pot. Mustafa collected $56,499 for his fifth-place finish.
All eyes were on 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Cada heading into the day but he remained fairly quiet at the final table. After a bit of four-handed play, he finally saw all of his chip in the middle before the flop while holding . Unfortunately for the world champion, he was up against Manig Loeser's . The flop came and flopped Cada stone dead. The meaningless and finished off the board and Cada was gone in fourth.
Not long after Cada's elimination, Blair saw his tournament come to an end. At 15,000/30,000/5,000, Blair raised the button to 60,000. Beauprez three-bet from the small blind to 145,000 and Blair flat called to see the flop come down . Beauprez continued his aggression with a 170,000-chip bet. Blair announced that he was all in for 790,000 total, and Beauprez snapped him off.
Beauprez was out in front and Blair needed to make something happen in order to stay alive at the final table. The on the turn was of no help, though, and neither was the on the river. Blair became the third-place finisher and collected $127,300.
Loeser and Beauprez were virtually even going into heads up and played tug-of-war for quite some time. After Loeser grasped the lead, Beauprez doubled back to even after winning a dramatic preflop all in race. From that point on, momentum was on Beauprez's side and he continued to wear Loeser down.
On the 170th and final hand of the final table, Loeser had the button. At 25,000/50,000/5,000, he opened with a raise to 100,000. Beauprez three-bet to 230,000 and Loeser four-bet all in for 1.305 million. Beauprez heaved a sigh and called.
Loeser was ahead but the flop came down , giving Beauprez the lead with his pair of eights. Loeser needed to improve in order to stay alive but it was not in the cards as the turned and the rivered. Just like that Loeser was eliminated and Beauprez was awarded the championship!
06/02/13 11:59:05 PM PST
Manig Loeser Eliminated in 2nd Place ($200,698)
Hand #170 Manig Loeser had the button. He raised to 100,000 and John Beauprez three-bet to 230,000. Loeser four-bet all in to 1.305 million and Beauprez called.
Loeser looked primed to double up until the flop brought , pairing Beauprez's smaller card and vaulting him into the lead. The turned and Loeser needed to catch on the river in order to stay alive. The was not the right card, however, and Loeser was eliminated in 2nd place, collecting $200,698 in prize money.
06/02/13 11:54:18 PM PST
Hand #165: Manig Loeser received a walk.
Hand #166 & 167 Loeser raised to 100,000 and took it down. John Beauprez did the same the following hand.
Hand #168: Loeser opened the button to 100,000 and Beauprez made it 230,000 to go. Loeser moved all in for about 1.355 million and Beauprez shot his cards at the muck.
Hand #169: Beauprez raised to 100,000 and Loeser folded.
06/02/13 11:43:24 PM PST
|John Beauprez||3,505,000||340,000 |
|Manig Loeser||1,320,000||-340,000 |06/02/13 11:43:14 PM PST
Hand #162: Manig Loeser had the button. He made it 100,000 to go and John Beauprez called.
The flop brought onto the felt and Beauprez checked, allowing Loeser to continue for 105,000. Beauprez came out with a check-raise, though, making it 245,000 to go. Loeser let it go and Beauprez took the pot.
Hand #163: Loeser received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #164: Loeser made it 100,000 from the button and Beauprez called. The flop was and both players checked. They did so once again on the turn and the finished off the community cards. Beauprez bet 115,000 which was enough to get Loeser to let his hand go.
06/02/13 11:34:17 PM PST
Walk and Talk
Hands 155-161: Each hand was either a walk or taken down with a min-raise from the button.
06/02/13 11:30:15 PM PST
|John Beauprez||3,165,000||520,000 |
|Manig Loeser||1,660,000||-520,000 |06/02/13 11:30:12 PM PST
Flush For Beauprez
Hand #153: John Beauprez had the button. He opened to 100,000 and Manig Loeser folded.
Hand #154: Loeser raised to 100,000 from the button and Beauprez called.
The flop brought and both competitors checked. The hit the turn and Beauprez checked again. Loeser fired 115,00 and Beauprez called.
Fifth street was the and Beauprez decided to come out swinging for 195,000. Loeser wasted little time calling.
Beauprez tabled for a heart flush and dragged in the pot.
06/02/13 11:26:27 PM PST
Hand #146: Manig Loeser had the button. He popped it up to 100,000. John Beauprez cut out a three-bet to 235,000 and Loeser mucked his hand.
Hand #147: A button-raise to 100,000 from Beauprez won the pot.
Hand 148 & 149: Beauprez received a walk and then Loeser received one as well.
Hand #150 & 151: Loeser made it 100,000 from the button and took it down. The following hand Beauprez did the same.
Hand #152 Beauprez received a walk in the big blind.
06/02/13 11:17:03 PM PST
Hands #142-144: John Beauprez received two walks and Manig Loeser received one.
Hand #145: Beauprez had the button and opened with a raise to 105,000. Loeser folded and Beauprez took it down.
06/02/13 11:02:46 PM PST
The players are on a 15-20 minute break.
|John Beauprez||2,645,000||225,000 |
|Manig Loeser||2,180,000||-225,000 |06/02/13 11:02:08 PM PST
Final Hands of Level 26
Hand #138: Manig Loeser had the button and opened to 80,000. A three-bet from John Beauprez, however, was able to take down the pot.
Hand #139: Beauprex opened to 80,000 on this hand but it was Loeser to make it 220,000. This bet once again was enough to win the pot.
Hand #140: Loeser button-raised to 80,000 and Beauprez called. The flop came and both players checked. The hit the turn and Beauprez bet an unknown amount. Loeser called and the rivered. Both checked and Beauprez dragged in the pot after showing for a winning rivered pair of jacks.
Hand #141: A raise from Beauprez to 80,000 was enough to take down the pot.
06/02/13 10:57:26 PM PST
Beauprez Doubles; Back to Even
Hand #137: John Beauprez had the button. He opened to 80,000. Manig Loeser three-bet to 220,000 and Beauprez announced that he was all in for 1.205 million. Loeser stood up from the table, said call, and tabled his .
It was revealed the two were racing once Beauprez showed his .
Loeser jumped into the lead when the flop brought with his pair of queens. Suddenly he was only two cards away from a bracelet.
The hit the turn giving Beauprez additional outs to make a straight on the river as well. In the end, it was the to complete the board and give Beauprez a winning club flush, doubling him up and putting the two competitors back to even chip stacks.
|John Beauprez||2,420,000||1,020,000 |
|Manig Loeser||2,405,000||-1,020,000 |06/02/13 10:53:44 PM PST
Hands #130-132: Manig Loeser and John Beauprez raised their respective buttons and took down the pot.
Hand #133: Beauprez made it 80,000 from his button and Loeser three-bet to 220,000. Beauprez folded his hand.
Hand #134: Beauprez received a walk.
Hand #135: Beauprez raised his button to 80,000 and once again Loeser three-bet to 220,000. Just as in Hand #133, Beauprez folded his hand.
Hand #136: A raise to 80,000 from Loeser scored the pot.
06/02/13 10:46:25 PM PST
|Manig Loeser||3,425,000||940,000 |
|John Beauprez||1,400,000||-940,000 |06/02/13 10:46:19 PM PST
Ladies For Loeser
Hand #127: John Beauprez had the button. He raised to 85,000. Manig Loeser made it 220,000 and Beauprez threw it away.
Hand #128: Loeser cut out a button raise to 80,000 only to have Beauprez three-bet to 220,000. Loeser riffled chips for a moment before making it 450,000 to go. Beauprez replied by five-betting all in for about 1.9 million. Loeser folded his cards and Beauprez picked up the pot.
Hand #129: Beauprez had the button. He made it 80,000 to go. Loeser three-bet to 220,000 and Beauprez decided to stick around.
The duo saw a flop of come down and Loeser shot out 140,000. Beauprez cut out a raise to 315,000 and suddenly we had the biggest pot of heads up play brewing. Loeser called and we were off to the turn.
The fell and Loeser checked it on over. Beauprez tapped the table back and the completed the board. Loeser moved a stack of chips into the middle that totaled 390,000. Beauprez went into the tank.
"I'm going to be honest," said Beauprez after a moment. "I don't know what to do. Not at all."
Eventually, he decided to call the best. Loeser showed and Beauprez threw his hand into the muck. Loeser was pushed the pot and now has a significant chip lead.
06/02/13 10:28:04 PM PST
Hand #122: John Beauprez got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #123: Beauprez raised to 80,000 from the button and took it down.
Hand #124: Manig Loeser had the button. He opened to 80,000 and Beauprez announced a call. The flop was and both players checked. The turn was the and Beauprez checked. Loeser put out a bet of an unknown amount and Beauprez called.
The river saw the fall and Beauprez checked. Loeser bet once more and Beauprez mucked his hand.
Hands #125-126: Loeser received a walk and then took down the next pot with a button raise to 85,000.
06/02/13 10:16:39 PM PST
|Manig Loeser||2,485,000||-300,000 |
|John Beauprez||2,340,000||300,000 |06/02/13 10:16:33 PM PST
King-High Good for Loeser
Hand #119: John Beauprez cut out a button raise to 85,000 and Manig Loeser called from his big blind.
The flop was and both players rapped the table. The turn saw the fall and Loeser bet out. Beauprez folded his hand and Loeser picked up the pot.
Hand #120: A button raise to 80,000 from Loeser took down the pot.
Hand #121: Beauprez raised to 85,000 from his button and Loeser called.
The flop was and Loeser checked. Beauprez continued out for 45,000 and Loeser stuck around. The board paired on the turn with the and Loeser check-called 70,000. Fifth street was the and both players checked their final options.
Loeser showed the for king-high and it was good enough to drag in the pot.
06/02/13 10:09:09 PM PST
Beauprez Makes a Flush
Hands #113-114: John Beauprez and Manig Loeser raised their respective buttons and took it down.
Hand #115: Loeser received a walk.
Hand #116-117: Beaprez and Loeser once again raised their respective buttons and won the pot preflop.
Hand #118: Loeser raised the button to 60,000 and Beauprez called. The two saw a flop of and Beauprez checked to the raiser. Loeser fired 70,000 into the middle. Beauprez slid out a check-raise to 175,000 and Loeser decided to stick around.
The hit the turn and the action went check-check. The finished off the board and it was once again checked by both players. Beauprez showed for a spade flush and was able to scoop the pot.