06/22/13 08:48:01 PM PDT
Congratulations to Simeon Naydenov, Winner of Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout ($326,440)
Today there were 12 players returning to take their shot at the bracelet and the $326,440 first prize. At the end of it all, it was Simeon Naydenov with his head held high and his country's flag draped around his shoulders as he held the World Series of Poker Bracelet for his winner's photo. Naydenov was making his second appearance at a shootout final table this year and while he finished tenth in that event, he was able to do today what he couldn't then.
It only took about seven hours to reach a winner here in Event #36, but play today began with 12 men all trying to reach the final table. With the 12 players beginning at two six handed tables, two had to fall for the players to reach the official final table. It looked as if Nacho Barbero would be one of the first to fall as he found himself on a short stack, but he was able to double up to save is tournament life. The first to fall today was Vladimir Kochelaevskiy, who showed up late and left first. Kochelaevskiy was crippled after his couldn't catch up to Salman Bebehani's and he was eliminated on the next hand. Next to fall was Kevin Vandersmissen who was eliminated when his ran into Mike Watson's .
It was 28 hands into the final table when Sumanth Reddy was eliminated. He got his money in good, but Andrew Kloc ran better and eliminated Reddy from the tournament. The next three to fall were Noah Bronstein, Salman Behbehani, and Jan Kropacek. Kropacek got off to an early chip lead at the final table, but ended up doubling up Naydenov with a combo draw against Naydenov's aces. It was Mike Watson who fell next. He moved all in with an overpair of s against Naydenov's s, but a nine on the turn ended Watson's tournament and he left in sixth place. Falling after Watson was Nacho Barbero, who moved all in with and was instantly called by Tobias Wenker's . Barbero couldn't catch up and he was sent to the rail in fifth place.
Coming in fourth was Wenker himself. He moved all in from the small blind with and was snap called by Jake Schwartz's aces. The board didn't improve Wenker at all and he was sent home with fourth place prize money. The third to last man to drop was Andrew Kloc. Kloc four bet shoved all in with and was snap called by Naydenov who was holding . The board brought both players a full house, but Naydenov held a better one and he scored the knock out.
Heads up play only lasted 10 hands. Just before the last hand of the match, both Naydenov and Schwartz took a shot of tequila. That shot may have proved to be Schwartz's downfall because on the next hand he ran his top two pair into Naydenov's nut flush. Naydenov faded Schwartz's outs and that was it, the match was over. Schwartz walked away with second place prize money for his efforts while Naydenov took down $326,440 and a World Series of Poker bracelet for his accomplishments.
Lynn Gilmartin spoke with Naydenov after his win:
That's it for us at PokerNews.com here in Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. Be sure to stay tuned to all our coverage of the 2013 World Series of Poker.
06/22/13 08:45:11 PM PDT
Jake Schwartz eliminated in 2nd Place ($202,035)
Hand 157: Naydenov raised to 60,000 and Schwartz called. The two took to a flop of , Schwartz checked as did Naydenov. On the turn Schwartz checked to Naydenov who bet 65,000. Schwartz reraised to 160,000. Naydenov folded.
Hand #158: The players each took a shot of tequila before the hand.
Jake Schwartz raised to 60,000 before the flop on the button. He was called by Naydenov from the big blind. The two men took to a flop of . On that flop Naydenov checked to Schwartz who made a bet of 55,000. Naydenov reraised to 150,000. With action back on Schwartz he reraised to 455,000. Naydenov moved all in and Schwartz called.
Naydenov had flopped the nuts but he needed to avoid Schwartz pairing up on the last two cards to lock up the bracelet. The turn was the , keeping Naydenov in the lead. The river was a blank , securing the elimination and removing Jake Schwartz from the tournament in second place.
|Simeon Naydenov||5,373,000||0 |
|Jake Schwartz||0||0 |
06/22/13 08:33:22 PM PDT
First Few Hands of Heads-Up Play
Hand #149: Jake Schwartz receives a walk in the big blind.
Hand #150: Jake Schwartz opens to 60,000 from the button and wins the big blind and antes.
Hand #151: Simeon Naydenov opened with a raise and won the big blind and antes.
Hand #152: Jake Schwartz opened to 60,000 and Simeon Naydenov made the call before check-folding to 55,000 on the flop.
Hand #153: Jake Schwartz receives a walk in the big blind.
Hand #154: Jake Schwartz opened to 60,000 and Simeon Naydenov made the call to see a flop. Naydenov check-folded to Schwartz's 55,000-chip bet.
Hand #155: Simeon Naydenov raised the button and Jake Schwartz made the call. The board was checked down until Schwartz bet out 130,000 and Naydenov folded.
Hand #156: Jake Schwartz opened the button to 60,000 and Simeon Naydenov three-bet to 175,000 to force a fold from Schwartz.
06/22/13 08:30:02 PM PDT
Heads Up Chip Counts
The two remaining players aren't taking a break and are just getting straight into heads-up play.
|Simeon Naydenov||4,075,000||1,410,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||1,300,000||-720,000 |
06/22/13 08:28:41 PM PDT
Andrew Kloc Eliminated in 3rd Place ($126,250)
Hand #146: Jake Schawartz received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #147: Schwartz raised to 60,000 from the small blind and won the pot.
Hand #148: Schwartz raised to 60,000 from the button. From the small blind Simeon Naydenov reraised to 165,000. From the big blind, Andrew Kloc moved all in. Action folded back to Naydenov who snap called.
The flop came down and that gave Kloc a little hop as he saw the nine fist, but the jack kept Naydenov in the lead. The turn was the giving both players two pair. The river was another giving both players a full house, but Naydenov the better full house. Just like that Kloc was eliminated from the tournament in third place.
|Simeon Naydenov||4,075,000||1,410,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||1,300,000||-720,000 |
|Andrew Kloc||0||-995,000 |
06/22/13 08:24:01 PM PDT
Trips Again for Simeon
Hand #143: Andrew Kloc limped in only to have Jake Schwartz make it an additional 55,000. Kloc made the call before checking the flop before Schwartz bet out 65,000.
Kloc check-raised to 160,000 and Schwartz folded.
Hand #144: Jake Schwartz limped in and Simeon Naydenov checked before calling a 35,000-chip Schwartz bet on the flop.
Schwartz continued for 60,000 when the turn landed the and Naydenov called again as the completed the board on the river. Schwartz tossed in 140,000 and Naydenov instantly called tabling his for trips to win the pot.
Hand #145: Jake Schwartz opened the button to 60,000 and both Simeon Naydenov and Andrew Kloc made the call.
The board was checked down before Kloc bet out 90,000. Schwartz and Naydenov both made the call before mucking at the sight of Kloc's .
06/22/13 08:21:30 PM PDT
Trips for Naydenov
Hand #139: Schwartz raised from the button and both players called from the blinds. On the flop both players checked back to Schwartz who bet 80,000. Both blinds folded and Schwartz won the pot.
Hand #140: From the small blind Andrew Kloc raised to 65,000. Schwartz called from the big blind and the flop came down . Kloc checked to Schwartz who bet 80,000 and Kloc folded.
Hand #141: Andrew Kloc raised to 65,000 on the button. From the big blind Simeon Naydenov called. Both players checked to the river where the board read . Naydenov bet 100,000. Kloc called, but mucked when Naydenov showed for trip fives.
Hand #142: Schwartz raised to 60,000 from the button but folded when Kloc moved all in over the top from the big blind.
06/22/13 08:15:03 PM PDT
Kloc Getting Agro
Hand #136: Jake Schwartz opened to 60,000 from the button only to have Andrew Kloc move all in. Schwartz folded and Kloc collected the pot.
Hand #137: Simeon Naydenov opened the button to 60,000 only to have Andrew Kloc move all in. Naydenov folded and Kloc won another.
Hand #138: From the button Andrew Kloc opened to 70,000 only to have Jake Schwartz three-bet to 155,000. Kloc pushed all in for a third consecutive time and Schwartz mucked.
|Andrew Kloc||995,000||330,000 |
06/22/13 08:10:11 PM PDT
Return From Dinner Break
Cards are back in the air.
06/22/13 08:09:43 PM PDT
Level 7 started
06/22/13 07:10:40 PM PDT
The remaining three players are heading on a 60-minute dinner break.
Play will recommence at approximately 9:10 p.m. local time.
|Simeon Naydenov||2,665,000||125,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||2,020,000||120,000 |
|Andrew Kloc||665,000||0 |
06/22/13 07:09:21 PM PDT
Hand #132: Andrew Kloc raised to 50,000 on the button and took down the pot.
Hand #133: Jake Schwartz raised to 50,000 on the button and was called by Andrew Kloc. On the flop of Kloc check folded to a bet from Schwartz.
Hand #134: Simeon Naydenov raised to 50,000 from the button. From the small blind Andrew Kloc moved all in. Both Schwartz and Naydenov folded and Kloc scooped the pot.
Hand #135: Action folded to Schwartz who raised to 50,000 from the small blind. Simeon Naydenov asked the table if it was ok that he tank until the dinner break started. Everyone agreed and he waited 30 seconds to fold he hand. Schwartz was awarded the pot.
"Tough fold," Naydenov said as he headed off to dinner.
06/22/13 07:08:15 PM PDT
Tobias Wenker Eliminated in 4th Place ($91,749)
Hand #130: Tobias Wenker received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #131: Action folded around to Wenker who moved all in from the small blind. Schwartz was still stacking some chips from his double up and as soon as he looked down at his cards he announced a call.
The flop came out offering no extra help to Wenker. On the turn, Wenker was left drawing dead. The dealer put out the meaningless on the river and Wenker was eliminated from the tournament while Schwartz piled up the chips.
|Jake Schwartz||1,900,000||1,020,000 |
|Tobias Wenker||0||-710,000 |
06/22/13 07:05:13 PM PDT
Huge Double for Schwartz
Hand #126: Tobias Wenker opened to 50,000 from under the gun and Simeon Naydenov three-bet to 141,000 next to act to force a fold from Wenker.
Hand #127: Jake Schwartz opened under the gun to 48,000 and collected the blinds and antes.
Hand #128: Simeon Naydenov opened to 50,000 and Andrew Kloc made the call before Jake Schwartz three-bet to 178,000 from the big blind. Naydenov folded, but Kloc moved all in and Schwartz instantly called for his 727,000-chip stack.
With Schwartz in commanding shape, the board would ensure his double to over 1.5 million as Kloc was left with just 475,000 in chips.
Hand #128: Simeon Naydenov receives a walk in the big blind.
Hand #129: Tobias Wenker opened to 50,000 on the button and Jake Schwartz made the call from the button before Andrew Kloc moved all in for 492,000. Both Wenker and Schwartz mucked and Kloc won the hand.
06/22/13 07:02:50 PM PDT
Accidental All In For Kloc
Hand #123: Action folded to Andrew Kloc who limped from the small blind. Tobias Wenker checked his option. On the flop Kloc led for 53,000. Wenker called. The turn was the and Kloc slowed down with a check. Wenker put out a bet of 95,000 and Kloc called. On the river both players checked. Kloc turned up his for top pair with a pair of threes on board and it was good to take down the pot when Wenker mucked.
Hand #124: Andrew Kloc raised to 53,000 from the button and he was called by Jake Schwartz from the big blind. The flop came down and Schwartz checked to Kloc who bet 72,000. Schwartz called but thinking that he had made reraise Kloc announced he was all in. Either way the dealer put out the on the turn and Schwartz checked to Kloc who made a bet of 132,000. Schwartz folded and Kloc showed his while he scooped the pot.
Hand #125: Tobias Wenker raised to 50,000 from the button. He was called by Simeon Naydenov from the big blind. On the flop. Naydenov check raised to 150,000 after a 50,000 bet from Wenker and Naydenov won the pot when Wenker folded.
06/22/13 06:52:34 PM PDT
Schwartz Spike Set to Double
Hand #120: Tobias Wenker limped from the small blind and Jake Schwartz checked to see a flop fall. Wenker bet out 27,000 and won the pot.
Hand #121: Tobias Wenker raised to 50,000 from the button and Jake Schwartz moved all in for 424,000. Wenker called and the cards were tabled.
With Schwartz trailing, the in the window wasn't a card he wanted to see, but when the flop filled out he took a commanding lead. The turn of the and river of the was enough to ensure Schwartz the double through to over 880,000.
Hand #122: Jake Schwartz opened his button to 48,000 and Simeon Naydenov three-bet the small blind to 141,000. Schwartz folded and Naydenov won the pot.
|Jake Schwartz||880,000||460,000 |
|Tobias Wenker||710,000||-570,000 |
06/22/13 06:47:11 PM PDT
Preflop Raises and Folds
Hand #116: Tobias Wenker raised to 50,000 from the small blind and he took down the pot.
Hand #117: Jake Schwartz raised to 50,000 from the small blind and took the pot when Simeon Naydenov folded.
Hand #118: From under the gun Tobias Wenker raised to 50,000. Everyone folded and Wenker won the pot.
Hand #119: Action folded to Simeon Naydenov on the button who raised to 50,000. Everyone folded and he was awarded the pot.
06/22/13 06:42:44 PM PDT
Schwartz Rivered, Naydenov Soaring
Hand #111: Jake Schwartz opened to 48,000 from under the gun and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #112: From under the gun Simeon Naydenov opened with a raise to 50,000 and Jake Schwartz three-bet to 134,000 from the big. Naydenov made the call as the dealer spread a flop with Schwartz and Naydenov checking as the rolled off on the turn.
Schwartz tossed in 111,000 and Naydenov made the call as the landed on the river. Schwartz checked and Naydenov bet out 300,000 with Schwartz quickly making the call.
Naydenov tabled his as a disgusted Schwartz flashed his and folded.
Hand #113: Tobias Wenker opened to 50,000 and Jake Schwartz moved all in from the small blind for 370,000. Wenker mucked and Schwartz won the pot.
Hand #114: Andrew Kloc receives a walk in the big blind.
Hand #115: Simeon Naydenov opened the button to 50,000 and Andrew Kloc made the call before betting out 68,000 on the flop to win the pot.
|Simeon Naydenov||2,540,000||410,000 |
|Jake Schwartz||420,000||-635,000 |
06/22/13 06:35:37 PM PDT
Four Bets From Wenker
Hand #106: From the small blind Simeon Naydenov called. Andrew Kloc checked his option. On the both players checked. The turn was the and both players checked again to the on the river. Naydenov put out a bet of 25,000 and Kloc laughed and called the bet. Naydenov showed for a pair of s and Kloc showed for a losing pair of threes. Naydenov collected the pot.
Hand #107: Naydenov opened to 50,000 from the button and he won the pot.
Hand #108: Kloc raised to 51,000 from the button and it was enough to take down the pot.
Hand #109: From the button Wenker raised to 50,000. Schwartz folded his big blind before Simeon Naydenov reraised to 157,000 from the big blind. Wenker cut out a reraise of his own and he made it 267,000. Naydenov didn't think too long before he folded.
Hand #110: Tobias Wenker opened to 50,000 from the cutoff. He was called by Jake Schwartz on the button. From the small blind Simeon Naydenov reraised to 172,000 and that was enough to take down the pot when Wenker and Schwartz folded.
06/22/13 06:30:17 PM PDT
Nacho Barbero Eliminated in 5th Place ($67,732)
Hand #105: Nacho Barbero moved all in for 332,000 from the cutoff before Tobias Wenker iso-shoved from the button.
With Barbero trailing, the flop would put him further behind, and when the and fell on the turn and river, Barbero would exit in 5th place for a $67,732 payday as Wenker moved to 1,280,000 in chips.
|Tobias Wenker||1,280,000||282,000 |
|Nacho Barbero||0||-650,000 |