06/05/13 11:40:55 PM PDT
Cliff Josephy Wins Event #9: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout ($299,486)!
Event #9, the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, began with 477 players. Ten players made it to Day 3 with a chance to claim a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. It wan an impressive bunch that included four bracelet winners, but only one would emerge from the tournament with three single-table wins. That man was Cliff Josephy, now the proud owner of two WSOP bracelets (the first coming in 2005 in a $1,500 Stud tournament for $192,150).
Each final table participant began with a similar chip stack of about 71 big blinds to begin the final table. Despite jumping out to an early lead, Bulgarian Simeon Naydenov was the first to fall. After he doubled up David "Bakes" Baker on Hand #20, Naydenov fell on Hand #34 when he lost a race against Evan Silverstein. The next player to fall was Ryan Hughes when he lost a coin flip against Chris Klodnicki 34 hands later to exit in ninth place.
Josephy was in sixth place at the time and after he doubled up through Baker on Hand #74, Josephy would hold the chip lead for just about the rest of the way. He extended his lead by taking out Chris Klodnicki in eighth place and Max Steinberg in seventh place, before taking a back seat to seeing former chip leader David Baker fall to Steven Silverman in sixth place.
In a five-hand span, Josephy dispatched of Alessandro Longobardi and Tim West in fifth and fourth place, respectively to enter the dinner break with 65% of the chips.
Evan Silverstein doubled on the first hand following the dinner break through Josephy and then eliminated Steven Silverman in third place to close the gap on Josephy.
Heads-up play began with Josephy holding a slight lead over Silverstein and 46 hands later, Josephy sealed the deal and captured his second WSOP bracelet.
We hope you enjoyed our hand-for-hand coverage of this final table, and urge you to follow our coverage for the remainder of the summer as more bracelets are awarded. For now, good night from Las Vegas!
|6||David "Bakes" Baker||$51,997|
|10||Simeon Naydenov||$18,609|06/05/13 11:08:40 PM PDT
Hand #216: Evan Silverstein Eliminated in 2nd Place ($185,487)
Hand #217: On the last hand of heads up, Cliff Josephy raised to 60,000 from the button. Evan Silverstein raised all in. Josephy asked for a count, then made the call for 680,000 total.
The flop was huge for Silverstein, making him the favorite. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator Silverstein was a 66% favorite to win the hand. The on the turn was not one of those outs though, and Silverstein was still looking to catch up. It was the on the river that sealed the deal and gave the victory to Josephy.
06/05/13 11:06:49 PM PDT
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away at This Year's WSOP
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What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!
Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the "36-Seat Giveaway" where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day's first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold'em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.
In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a "Hot Seat" promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.
With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.
06/05/13 10:59:53 PM PDT
Hand #215 - #216
Hand #215: Josephy raised to 60,000 and took down the pot.
Hand #216: Josephy got a walk from Silverstein in the big blind.
06/05/13 10:52:26 PM PDT
|Cliff Josephy||3,520,000||140,000 |
|Evan Silverstein||740,000||-140,000 |06/05/13 10:51:58 PM PDT
Hands #206 - #214
Hand #206: Silverstein raised to 70,000 and won the hand.
Hand #207: Josephy raised to 60,000. Silverstein reraised to 165,000 and Josephy folded.
Hand #208: Silverstein raised to 70,000 and took down the pot when Josephy folded.
Hand #209 Josephy raised to 60,000. Silverstein reraised to 165,000. Josephy thought about it for a bit before folding.
Hand #210: From the button Silverstein raised to 70,000. Josephy made a reraised to 195,000. Silverstein folded.
Hand #211: Josephy folded on the button and Silverstein took a walk in the big blind.
Hand #212: Silverstein raised to 70,000 on the button and won the hand.
Hand #213: Josephy raised to 60,000 and took down the pot.
Hand #214: Silverstein raised to 70,000 from the button and was called by Josephy in the big blind. On the board, Josephy bet out 90,000. Silverstein made the call. The turn was the . Josephy checked as did Silverstein. On the river, Josephy checked again. Silverstein bet 120,000. Josephy made the call and showed an to beat Silverstein's . After the hand Jospehy declined a beer from his rail and smiled.
06/05/13 10:38:42 PM PDT
The yellow T1,000 chips are being raced off as the blinds and antes are upped to 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante.
|Cliff Josephy||3,380,000||-100,000 |
|Evan Silverstein||880,000||103,000 |06/05/13 10:35:55 PM PDT
Hands #199 - #205
Hand #199: Cliff Josephy raised to 50,000 preflop and was called by Evan Silverstein in the big blind. Action checked to the turn where the board read . Silverstein bet 62,000 and won the hand.
Hand #200: Silverstein raised to 50,000 and was called by Josephy in the big blind. On the flop Silverstein led for 50,000 and won the pot when Josephy folded.
Hand #201: Josephy raised to 50,000 and took down the pot.
Hand #202: Silverstein raised to 50,000 and Josephy folded.
Hand #203: Jospehy raised to 50,000 and was called by Silverstein in the big blind. On the board, Silverstein check-raised Josephy's 75,000 chip bet to 190,000 and Josephy folded.
Hand #204 Silverstein raised to 50,000 before the flop and was called by Josephy. Josephy and Silverstein checked the river of a board where Josephy bet 75,000 and took it down.
Hand #205: Josephy raised to 50,000 on the button and won the hand.
06/05/13 10:28:56 PM PDT
Approximate Chip Counts
|Cliff Josephy||3,480,000||270,000 |
|Evan Silverstein||777,000||-270,000 |06/05/13 10:27:07 PM PDT
Hands #187 - #198
Hand #187: Josephy opened to 50,000 and won the pot.
Hand #188: Silverstein open to 50,000. Josephy shook his head and called. Josephy checked on the flop. Silverstein made a bet of 48,000. Josephy called. On the turn, Josephy checked again. Silverstein bet of 137,000. Josephy raised to 500,000 forcing a fold out of Silverstein. The pot was pushed to Josephy.
Hand #189: Silverstein got a walk in the big blind
Hand #190: Silverstein raised to 50,000 and took down the pot.
Hand #191: Josephy opened to 50,000 and got a fold from Silverstein.
Hand #192: Walk for Josephy.
Hand #193: Walk for Silverstein.
Hand #194: Silverstein opened to 50,000 and took down the hand.
Hand #195: Silverstein got another walk in the big bling.
JHand #196: Silverstein opened on the button 50,000. Action checked to the river where Josephy bet 50,000. Silverstein called, but Josephy showed a winning hand and took down the hand.
Hand #197: Josephy raised to 50,000 on the button and won the hand.
Hand #198: A raise to 50,000 on the button won the hand for Silverstein
06/05/13 10:15:24 PM PDT
Approximate Chip Counts
|Cliff Josephy||3,210,000||562,000 |
|Evan Silverstein||1,047,000||-562,000 |06/05/13 10:14:44 PM PDT
Hands #179 - #186
Hand #179: Silverstein received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #180: Josephy received another walk in the big blind.
Hand #181: Silverstein got a walk in the big blind for the third hand in a row.
Hand #182: Silverstein raised to 50,000. Josephy made the call. Both players checked the flop. On the turn Josephy checked to Silverstein who raised to 68,000. Josephy folded and Silverstein raked in the chips.
Hand #183: Josephy raised to 50,000 preflop and was called by Silverstein in the big blind. The flop was . Silverstein check-called a 60,000 chip bet from Josephy. The turn came the . Silverstein bet out 112,000. Josephy made the call. On the river Silverstein bet 213,000. Josephy counted out chips and made a raise to 513,000. Silverstein folded.
Hand #184: Silverstein raised to 50,000 on the button and Josephy called. Both players checked on the flop. On the turn, Josephy made a bet of 65,000. Silverstein called. The river was the . Josephy checked. Silverstein bet 325,000, and Josephy mucked.
Hand #185: Josephy raised to 50,000. Silverstein called. Both players checked to the river on a board of . Josephy called a river bet from Silverstein with and won the pot.
Hand #186: Silverstein raised to 50,000. He was called by Josephy in the big blind. On the board, Josephy called a 52,000 chip bet from Silverstein. The turn was the [Qc. Josephy checked to Silverstein who bet 102,000. Josephy check raised to 400,000. Silverstein folded and Josephy took down the pot.
06/05/13 10:00:49 PM PDT
|Cliff Josephy||2,648,000||148,000 |
|Evan Silverstein||1,609,000||-148,000 |06/05/13 10:00:01 PM PDT
Hands #172 - #178
Hand #172: Action started on Evan Silverstein who raised to 48,000. Josephy made the call from the big blind. The flop was . Action went check check. The turn was the and action went check check again. On the river, Josephy bet 100,000 and won the pot.
Hand #173: Preflop Josephy raised to 50,000. Silverstein folded.
Hand #174: Silverstein raised to 50,000 on the button. Josephy made the call. Josephy checked to Silverstein on the flop where Silverstein bet 52,000. Josephy made a reraise to 200,000 and Silverstein folded.
Hand #175: Josephy raised to 50,000 before the flop. Silverstein reraised to 156,000. Josephy mucked.
Hand #176: Josephy recieved a walk.
Hand #177: Josephy raised to 50,000 and took down the pot.
Hand #178: Silverstein raised to 50,000 and won the hand.
06/05/13 09:48:02 PM PDT
PokerNews Podcast Episode #156: SoFlo Bosses feat. Matt Waxman and The Miami Boss
Fresh off of his first career WSOP bracelet win, Matt Waxman joins the PokerNews Podcast to talk about his win, playing Eric Baldwin heads up, and his poker career. Then, Danny Suied, AKA "The Miami Boss," joins the podcast to talk about swagger and $500 bills.
06/05/13 09:47:47 PM PDT
Heads-Up Chip Counts
|Cliff Josephy||2,500,000||100,000 |
|Evan Silverstein||1,757,000||535,000 |06/05/13 09:47:06 PM PDT
Hand #171: Steven Silverman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($123,202)
Hand #171: Evan Silverstein raised all in from the small blind and he was called by Steven Silverman in the big blind for 579,000.
Silverman was ahead with his queen kicker, but Silverstein caught up on the board, eliminating Silverman in 3rd place.
06/05/13 09:45:10 PM PDT
Hand #170: From the button Silverman raised to 48,000. Josephy called from the small blind as did Silverstein from the big blind. The flop was the and action checked around. The turn was the . Josephy made a bet of 150,000 and both players folded.
06/05/13 09:41:27 PM PDT
|Cliff Josephy||2,400,000||219,000 |
|Evan Silverstein||1,222,000||28,000 |
|Steven Silverman||635,000||-247,000 |06/05/13 09:40:45 PM PDT
Hands #165 - #169
Hand #165: Cliff Josephy raised to 55,000 from the button. He was called by Steven Silverman in the big blind. The flop was . Silverman check folded to a bet from Josephy.
Hand #166: Evan Silverstein raised to 48,000 on the button and took down the pot.
Hand #167: Silverman called on the button for 16,000. Josephy folded his small blind and Silverstein checked his option. On the flop, Silverstein checked folded to a bet of 34,000 from Silverman.
Hand #168: Josephy folded the button and Silverstein raised to 58,000 from the small blind. Silverman folded the big and Silverstein took down the pot.
Hand #169: Silverman called from the small blind and Josephy checked his option. The flop was and action went check check. The turn was the and Silverman check-called a bet of 40,000 from Josephy. The river was the and Silverman checked again. Josephy bet 120,000. Silverman called and was shown by Josephy. Silverman mucked and Josephy won the pot with a flush.