06/24/13 09:28:12 PM PST
Jared Hamby Wins Event #40 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em ($525,272)
After three full days of poker, another champion has been crowned at the 2013 World Series of Poker. That player is Jared Hamby, who took down Event #40 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em by overcoming a big chip deficit heads up. Hamby beat out 2,160 other poker players on route to winning his first gold bracelet, and $525,272 for first place.
22 players came back today, and it did not take long to get to the mothership. Along the way, Peter Hengsakul sucked out on Griffin Benger in a huge hand on the river that saw Hengsakul take 25% of the chips in play with 12 players to go.
Allen Cunningham was eliminated on the official final table bubble, and the eliminations didn't slow down once the players got to the main stage. David Nicholson was the first person eliminated on Hand #14, when his couldn't catch against the of Matt Berkey. Fred Berger then went out in 8th, and Richard Dubini shortly followed him out, after being crippled in a huge hand against Brazilian Joao Dorneles Neto.
Matt Berkey had been grinded down to just 325,000 when he shoved with . Jared Hamby looked him up with , and after Hamby flopped trip jacks to send Berkey packing. Neto went out next when his flopped top pair was no good against the flopped middle set of Hengsakul.
Nicolas Fierro was next to go after losing a huge pot to Jared Hamby to lose most of his chips. His was no match for the of Allan Vrooman, and he bowed out in 4th. Speaking of Vrooman, he was next to go three handed after losing a race to Hengsakul to get us to heads up between Hengsakul and Hamby.
Hamby started the heads up at a severe chip disadvantage, and he had to get lucky twice to stay in the tournament. In the first hand, Hamby got it in good with , and after Hengsakul paired the flop, he rivered a better pair. On the second one, Hamby got it in with top pair against the bottom two pair of Hengsakul, only to counterfeit him with running deuces. On the final hand, it was king-ten again that hit for Hamby, as he outran the pocket fives of Hengsakul.
Lynn Gilmartin was table-side to speak our champion straight after his win:
Congratulations again to Jared Hamby, the latest champion of the 2013 WSOP. Tune in tomorrow to see who will take home the next gold bracelet! Until then, so long from the Rio!
06/24/13 09:22:56 PM PST
Peter Hengsakul Eliminated in 2nd Place ($325,780); Jared Hamby Wins!
Hand #140: Peter Hengsakul raised to 160,000 and Jared Hamby moved all in. After re-checking his hand, Hengsakul made the call for his 1,800,000-chip stack.
As the crowd rose to their feet, the dealer spread a flop to keep Hengsakul in the lead, but it would be on the turn that would see Hamby's rail erupt with cheers.
With Hengsakul needing to spike a two-outer to stay alive, the on the river would unfortunately not be it as he was sent to the rail in 2nd place for a $325,780 payday while Hamby went rushing to his rail for congratulatory hugs.
"You avenged me! You avenged me!" screamed one of Hamby's railbirds in Griffin Benger in reference to the aces against kings beat he took at the hands of Hengsakul to bust in 12th place.
06/24/13 09:17:29 PM PST
Chop It Up
Hand #137: Jared Hamby opened to 165,000 and won the pot uncontested.
Hand #138: Peter Hengsakul limped and Jared Hamby checked to see a flop with both players checking as the landed on the turn. Hamby led for 125,000 and Hengsakul made the call before the fell on the river.
Hamby pushed out 300,000 and Hengsakul moved all in with Hamby making the call.
Hengsakul tabled his as Hamby tabled the same hand with his to see the pot chopped up.
Hand #139: Jared Hamby raised to 165,000 from the button and Peter Hengsakul made the call to see a flop fall. Hengsakul checked before Hamby continued for 150,000 to prompt a fold from Hengsakul.
06/24/13 09:11:34 PM PST
Hands #132-137 Hengsakul Takes Five in a Row
Hand #132- Peter Hengsakul made it 160,000 to go, and Hamby folded his big blind.
Hand #133- Hamby made it 165,000, and Hengsakul moved all in. Hamby folded, giving the pot to Hengsakul.
Hand #134- Hengsakul raised to 160,000, and Hamby folded his hand.
Hand #135- Hamby raised to 165,000, and Hengsakul moved all in, forcing a fold from Hamby.
Hand #136- Hengsakul raised to 160,000, and Hamby folded.
|Jared Hamby||6,850,000||-650,000 |
|Peter Hengsakul||2,650,000||650,000 |06/24/13 09:05:10 PM PST
More Pots for Hamby
Hand #126: Jared Hamby receives a walk in the big blind.
Hand #127: Jared Hamby opened to 130,000 from the button only to have Peter Hengsakul move all in. Hamby quickly mucked.
Hand #128: Jared Hamby receives a walk in the big blind.
Hand #129: Peter Hengsakul receives a walk in the big blind.
Hand #130: Peter Hengsakul made it 120,000 from the button only to have Jared Hamby instantly move all in from the big blind. Hengsakul deliberated for a few moments before releasing his hand.
Hand #131: Jared Hamby limped in and Peter Hengsakul checked to see a flop fall. Hengsakul led for 70,000 and Hamby raised to 190,000 which Hengsakul called as the landed on the turn.
Hengsakul checked and Hamby followed suit as the completed the board on the river. Hengsakul checked before Hamby slid out a bet of 325,000. Hengsakul mucked and Hamby collected another pot.
06/24/13 09:05:09 PM PST
Level 29 started
|06/24/13 08:59:01 PM PST
Hands #123-125 Hamby Scores Massive Double Up
Hand #123- Jared Hamby made it 130,000 to go from the small blind, and Peter Hensakul made the call. The flop came , and both players checked. The hit the turn, and Hengsakul made it 120,000 to go. Hamby made the call, and the river brought the . Hengsakul bet out 250,000, and Hamby beat him into the pot, and showed for a flush. Hengsakul mucked, and Hamby took down another one.
Hand #124- Hengsakul made it 120,000 to go, and Hamby tanked for a bit before putting out a three bet to 340,000. Hengsakul folded, and Hamby won his third hand in a row.
Hand #125- Hamby made it 130,000 to go on the button, and Hengsakul called. The flop came , and Hamby bet 140,000 after Hengsakul checked. Hengsakul check raised to 360,000, and Hamby went into the tank for quite some time. He then put out a reraise to 615,000, and Hengsakul shoved. Hamby made the call, and saw that he was in rough shape.
Hengsakul's bottom two pair were well ahead of Hamby's top pair, and the hit the turn. Hamby was down to just needed a queen, three, or two on the river.
Hamby's rail erupted, while Hamby's arms shot up in the air. After the chips were counted out, Hamby was sitting on 7.5 million, while Hengsakul plummeted to two million.
|Jared Hamby||7,500,000||4,280,000 |
|Peter Hengsakul||2,000,000||-4,505,000 |06/24/13 08:48:46 PM PST
Huge Double for Hamby
Hand #121: Jared Hamby raised to 130,000 and won the pot.
Hand #122: Peter Hengsakul raised to 120,000 and Jared Hamby three-bet to 340,000 from the big blind. Hengsakul paused momentarily before making the call as the dealer dropped a flop.
Hamby grabbed an assortment of chips and slid out a bet amounting to 315,000. Hengsakul moved all in and Hamby instantly called for his 1,260,000-chip stack total.
The on the turn changed nothing, and when the paired the board on the river, Hamby doubled through to 3.2 million in chips.
|Peter Hengsakul||6,505,000||-1,920,000 |
|Jared Hamby||3,220,000||1,920,000 |06/24/13 08:41:47 PM PST
Hands #116-120 Hengsakul Cruising Again
Hand #116- Peter Hengsakul limped in on the button, and Jared Hamby checked his option. The flop came , and both players knuckled. The came on the turn, and Hamby bet out 75,000. Hengsakul called, and both checked the on the river. Hengsakul rolled over for a pair of tens, and Hamby kicked his hand in.
Hand #117- Hamby made it 130,000 from the button, and Hengsakul moved all in. Hamby folded, and Hengsakul took down another pot.
Hand #118- Hengsakul made it 120,000 on the button, and Hamby defended his big blind. The flop came , and Hamby check folded to a bet of 130,000.
Hand #119- Hamby folded, giving Hengsakul a walk.
Hand #120- Hengsakul min raised to 120,000, and Hamby made the call. The flop came , and Hamby checked to Hengsakul, who fired out 125,000. Hamby made the call, and the turn brought the . Both players checked, and the hit the river. Hamby checked again, as did Hengsakul, and Hamby showed for a pair of tens.
|Peter Hengsakul||8,425,000||800,000 |
|Jared Hamby||1,300,000||-800,000 |06/24/13 08:35:08 PM PST
Hengsakul Picking Up Some Chips
Hand #110: Peter Hengsakul made it 120,000 and won the pot.
Hand #111: Jared Hamby made it 130,000 from the button and Peter Hengsakul made the call to see a flop fall. Both players checked as the landed on the turn and Hengsakul checked to Hamby who bet out 100,000. Hengsakul folded and Hamby won the pot.
Hand #112: Peter Hengsakul opened to 120,000 and collected the big blind and antes.
Hand #113: Jared Hamby bumped it up to 130,000 from the button and Peter Hengsakul three-bet to 400,000 to prompt a quick fold from Hamby.
Hand #114: Peter Hengsakul raised to 120,000 and Jared Hamby made the call to see a flop fall with Hengsakul continuing for 130,000. Hamby mucked and Hengsakul won the pot.
Hand #115: Jared Hamby raised the button to 130,000 and Peter Hengsakul defended his big blind to see a flop spread by the dealer. Hengsakul led for 280,000 and Hamby released his hand.
06/24/13 08:28:51 PM PST
Hand #109 Hamby Doubles Through Hungsakul
Hand #109- Jared Hamby made it 130,000 to go on the button, and Peter Hengsakul moved all in. Hamby made the call, and he was in good shape when the cards were tabled.
Hengsakul was drawing live, and the flop couldn't have come much better for him, coming down . Hamby could still catch a king or a ten to survive the all in, and the on the turn gave Hamby outs to a nine for a straight. He wouldn't need the extra outs though, as the came on the river. Hamby's rail celebrated, while the chips were shipped over, doubling him back to 2.1 million.
|Peter Hengsakul||7,625,000||-1,100,000 |
|Jared Hamby||2,100,000||1,100,000 |06/24/13 08:24:52 PM PST
Hengsakul Extends Lead
Hand #105: Jared Hamby opened to 130,000 from the button and Peter Hengsakul folded.
Hand #106: Peter Hengsakul opened to 120,000 and Jared Hamby made the call to see a . Hamby checked and Hengsakul bet out 130,000 before Hamby check-raised to 320,000.
Instantly Hengsakul responded by moving all in and Hamby quickly released his hand.
Hand #107: From the button Jared Hamby raised to 130,000 and Peter Hengsakul made the call as the dealer dropped a flop.
Hengsakul checked and Hamby continued for 100,000 which was called by Hengsakul as the landed on the turn. Again Hengsakul checked before Hamby bet out 210,000 as Hengsakul made the call with the peeling off on the river.
Hengsakul cut out a bet of 350,000 and Hamby instantly mucked.
Hand #108: From the button Peter Hengsakul made it 120,000 and Jared Hamby quickly mucked.
|Peter Hengsakul||8,725,000||850,000 |
|Jared Hamby||1,000,000||-850,000 |06/24/13 08:15:32 PM PST
Hands #100-104 Small Pots So Far
Hand #100- Peter Hengsakul called from the small blind, and Jared Hamby checked his option. The flop came down , and Hamby check folded to a bet of 130,000.
Hand #101- Hamby made it 135,000 to go, and Hengsakul called from the big blind. The flop came down , and both players checked. The hit the turn, and both players knuckled again. The hit the river, and the two checked a third time. Hamby tabled for ace high, and that was good enough to take down the pot.
Hand #102- Hengsakul raised it up to 120,000, and Hamby folded his big blind.
Hand #103- Hamby made it 130,000 to go from the small blind, and Hengsakul called from the big. The dealer fanned out a flop of , and Hamby fired out 125,000 after Hengsakul checked. Hengsakul called, and the hit the turn. Both players checked, and when the hit the river, Hengsakul fired 325,000. Hamby folded, and Hengsakul took down the pot.
Hand #104- Hengsakul raised it up, and Hamby three bet it to 325,000. Hengsakul kicked his hand in, and Hamby took down the pot.
06/24/13 08:04:19 PM PST
Updated Chip Counts
|Peter Hengsakul||7,625,000||500,000 |
|Jared Hamby||2,100,000||-500,000 |06/24/13 08:03:58 PM PST
Level 28 started
|06/24/13 07:39:54 PM PST
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away At This Year's WSOP
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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.
06/24/13 07:29:37 PM PST
Jared Hamby and Peter Hengsakul have decided to take a 30 minute dinner break rather then the full hour break.
06/24/13 07:29:33 PM PST
First Few Hands of Heads Up Play
Hand #96: Peter Hengsakul raised to 150,000 and won the big blind and antes.
Hand #97: Jared Hamby raised to 125,000 and Peter Hengsakul moved all in for over 7.2 million to prompt a fold from Hamby.
Hand #98: Peter Hengsakul opened to 150,000 on the button and Jared Hamby mucked.
Hand #99: Jared Hamby bumped it up on the button to 115,000 and Peter Hengsakul made the call to see a flop fall.
Both players checked as the landed on the turn and Hengsakul checked to Hamby who opted to bet 135,000. Hengsakul made the call and the river landed the to prompt a bet of 435,000 from Hengsakul to force a fold from Hamby.
06/24/13 07:23:37 PM PST
Heads Up Chip Counts
Here are the heads-up chip counts.
There is 5 minutes remaining in this level.
|Peter Hengsakul||7,125,000||1,775,000 |
|Jared Hamby||2,600,000||50,000 |06/24/13 07:23:19 PM PST
Hands #93-96 Allan Vrooman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($230,178)
Hand #93- Peter Hengsakul made it 100,000 from the button, and Allan Vrooman, who was the lone blind, reraised to 350,000. Hengsakul folded, and Vrooman collected the pot.
Hand #94- Hengsakul had the button again, and he made it 100,000 to go. Jared Hamby defended his big blind, and the flop came down . Hamby check called a bet of 100,000, and the turn was the . Hamby checked again, and this time around, Hengsakul fired out 425,000. Hamby tanked for about a minute before calling, and the river was the . Hamby checked a third time, and Hengsakul moved all in. Hamby sat back in his chair, shuffling his chips as he contemplated the decision. He ended up folding his hand, and Hengsakul took down another pot.
Hand #95- Vrooman made it 125,000 on the button, and Hengsakul reraised to 375,000. Vrooman quickly moved all in for about 1.7 million total, and Hengsakul tanked for a minute before calling.
It was another classic coin flip to decide a huge all in confrontation at this final table, and Vrooman's eight's survived the flop. Hengsakul was looking for any paint card to win the hand, and while the on the turn wasn't that, it did bring the , giving counterfeit outs to Hengsakul. Half the deck would work for him, and the on the river gave Hengsakul broadway, knocking out Vrooman in 3rd.