07/05/13 07:35:52 PM PST
Matt Perrins Wins Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em ($792,275); Captures Second WSOP Bracelet
After only seven hours and 136 hands, Day 4 has officially come to an end, with Britain's Matt Perrins securing victory in Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em. The young poker pro from Rochdale, England, started the final table as the chip leader, and didn't look back, as he secured his second WSOP bracelet, after winning a 'No-Limit 2-7 Lowball' bracelet back in 2011.
The final table got off to a quick start, with the shortest stack, Kent Roed, being eliminated first, when he ran his into Randal Flowers' pre-flop, and didn't improve.
Joe Serock was unable to capture his first title, after he tangled with Matt Perrins in several hands, before finally moving all in with , only to come up against Perrin's , before being eliminated in 8th place.
Perrins would keep the heater going, when he eliminated Randal Flowers shortly after. Flowers opened to 100,000 and was met with a raise to 230,000, before he quickly moved all in, and was called. He tabled his , and was in great shape versus the , until the spiked on the turn, to give Perrins his next scalp.
Seven hands later, and a short stacked Thomas Muehloecker moved all in, as did Antonio Buonanno, with none other than Matt Perrins making the call, putting both at risk. At the end of the hand, Buonanno was able to double, but Muehloecker was eliminated, collecting $129,477 for his efforts, almost the same amount as his career earnings combined.
And only six hands later, we were left with four, after Matt Berkey was the unlucky recipient of a beat, as his run in this event came to an end. Cashing in his seventh event in this years series, and a fourth final table in a no-limit hold'em event, Berkey would move all in pre-flop after several raises against Perrins, holding against . Perrin's rail begged for a seven, and received two, when the flop came down , having Berkey needing running cards to survive. It wasn't to be though, as the cards bricked, sending him to the rail.
Perrins would then eliminate his fifth opponent in a row, when his got the better of Antonio Buonanno's , after the board ran out , to leave us with just three.
The action was tight through out three-handed play, until the biggest pot of the night, saw both big stacks tangle. Arthur Pro opened the pot, before Seth Berger raised it up to 450,000. Perrins was next to act, and he opted to bump it up to 975,000, as Pro quickly got out of the way. Berger wasn't going to give up there, as he min-raised it back to 1,600,000. Perrins thought about his next move for several minutes, before announcing all in, taking Berger by surprise. He tanked for over a minute, before making the call, which ended up being the right decision.
His was in great shape against Perrins' , but it seemed like this was Perrins' destiny, as he caught the in the window, much to the delight of his monstrous rail. He held, leaving a distraught Berger crying in the corner, having to settle for another deep run in this series, after already securing a second weeks earlier.
Heads up play started with Perrins having a 10:1 chip lead over Arthur Pro, but he didn't have it all his way, as Pro found some crucial doubles to stay in contention. However on the last hand, it just wasn't to be, even thought Pro took the lead after flopping a pair. Perrins regained the lead on the turn, and one card later, he was guaranteed the victory, as his rail stormed into the middle of the Mothership, to congratulate their countryman.
For his efforts, Pro would walk away with $489,451, and an experience to cherish for a lifetime.
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07/05/13 06:42:26 PM PST
Arthur Pro Eliminated in 2nd Place ($489,451)
Hand #135: Perrins opened for 200,000 and he was called by Pro. The flop came down . On the flop Pro checked to Perrins who bet 150,000 leading to a fold from Pro.
Hand #136: On the button Pro opened to 350,000. Perrins announced an all in and almost immediately Pro called.
Pro was ahead in the hand, but any combination of flops could easily give Perrins the lead. This flop came down which gave Pro top pair but improved Perrins' hand by adding a gutshot straight draw. "Ten!" the rail cheered for him.
The turn wasn't a ten, but the on the turn did give him the lead. The on the river was safe for Perrins and with that, Arthur Pro was eliminated in second place while Matt Perrins captured the World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet along with first place prize money.
|Arthur Pro||0||0 |07/05/13 06:36:18 PM PST
Pro Doubles Again
Hand #132 Pro limped in, before Perrins moved all in. Pro contemplated his decision, before mucking his hand.
Hand #133 Perrins opened to 200,000, which forced a quick fold from Pro.
Hand #134 Pro moved all in and was called, as both players tabled their cards.
Pro was all in and at risk, until the board ran out , to see him spike a nine on the turn, to double once again.
|Matt Perrins||9,260,000||-1,290,000 |
|Arthur Pro||2,500,000||1,290,000 |07/05/13 06:30:44 PM PST
Pro Doubles In First Few Heads Up Hands
Hand #125: Perrins opened to 160,000 and Pro folded his big blind.
Hand #126: Pro moved all in from the button for 895,000. Perrins quickly called.
The flop came down giving Pro a few extra outs to a straight. The turn was the , which was good for Pro to take the lead. The river kept Pro in the lead and allowed him to double up very quickly in this heads up match through Perrins.
Hand #127: Perrins opened to 160,000 leading to a fold from Pro.
Hand #128: Pro opened to 245,000. Perrins moved all in from the big blind. Pro laid down his hand allowing Perrins to pick up the pot.
Hand #129: Perrins opened from the button to 160,000. Pro Called from the big blind. On the flop Pro checked to Perrins who put out a bet of 165,000. Pro called. On the turn, Pro checked for a second time. Perrins put out a bet of 305,000. After thinking about it for about thirty seconds, Pro folded.
Hand #130: Perrins received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #131: Perrins opened to 165,000, and was called by Pro. The flop came down . Pro checked his option before Perrins bet 175,000. Pro moved all in for 990,000 and Perrins folded.
|Matt Perrins||10,550,000||-215,000 |
|Arthur Pro||1,210,000||215,000 |07/05/13 06:15:49 PM PST
Official Heads-Up Chips Counts
|Matt Perrins||10,765,000||3,565,000 |
|Arthur Pro||995,000||-605,000 |07/05/13 06:14:44 PM PST
The remaining two players are taking a short break, whilest the staff organise the bracelet and chips.
07/05/13 06:13:47 PM PST
Seth Berger Eliminated in 3rd Place ($315,529)
Hand #120 Arthur Pro called from the small blind, before Seth Berger bumped it up an additional 130,000 from the big blind. The raise was enough to see him take down the pot.
Hand #121 Arthur Pro opened to 220,000 from the button, as Seth Berger went into the tank from the small blind. After a few minutes, he opted to raise it up to 680,000, as Matt Perrins quickly got out of the way. With the decision back on Pro, he thought about his decision, before finally releasing his hand.
Hand #122 Seth Berger opened to 145,000 from the button, which was enough to take down the pot.
Hand #123 Matt Perrins opened to 160,000 from the button and was called by Seth Berger from the big blind. The flop came down , as Berger checked, before Perrins threw out a continuation bet of 175,000. Berger called, and both watched as the fell on the turn. Berger checked again, as Perrins bet out another 330,000, which was enough to take down the pot.
Hand #124 Arthur Pro opened with a bet, before Seth Berger raised it up to 450,000. Matt Perrins then opted to re-raise to 975,000 in chips, as Berger went into the tank. After thinking for a few minutes, Berger pulled back his original raise, before sliding out a five-bet to 1,600,000. After another minute, Perrins moved all in, as Berger sat back in his chair, completely surprised by his opponents move. He shook his head, and stared down the bet, before finally making the call.
Berger had less chips, but had made a great call, holding the better hand, as the dealer went to spread out the flop.
"Kiiiiinnnnngggg," pleaded Perrins' rail, before the flop came down . An eruption of cheers broke out, as Perrins took the lead, with Berger throwing his hands on his head, pacing around the final table. Unfortunately for him, the board ran out the and to see eliminated in third place, as we head to heads-up.
07/05/13 05:47:34 PM PST
Perrins and Pro Trading Blows
Hand #115: Matt Perrins received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #116: Matt Perrins limped in from the small blind and Pro checked his option. The flop came down and Perrins led for 85,000. Pro called. The dropped on the turn. On the turn Perrins led with a bet of 190,000. Pro called. The river was the and on that river Perrins checked which drew a bet of 425,000 from Pro. Perrins folded right away.
Hand #117: Matt Perrins folded on the button. From the small blind Arthur Pro raised to 200,000. From the big blind Seth Berger put in a reraise to 550,000. Pro went into the tank and folded after about a minute, allowing Berger to take down the pot.
Hand #118: Seth Berger raised from the small blind and took it down after Perrins folded.
Hand #119: Perrins limped in from the small blind, leading to a check from Pro. The flop came down on which both players checked. The turn was the and Perrins led at the pot with a bet of 125,000. Pro just called. The river was the and Perrins led with his second bet in a row, this time for 400,000. Pro mucked his hand, allowing Perrins to scoop the pot.
07/05/13 05:37:32 PM PST
Berger Wins Big; Perrins, the Rest
Hand #110 Seth Berger opened to 175,000 from the button, before Matt Perrins bumped it up to 450,000 from the small blind. The action folded back to Berger, who then opted to re-raise. He was cutting out his bet, but Perrins beat him to the pot, mucking his hand.
Hand #111 Matt Perrins opened to 160,000 from the button, and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #112 Arthur Pro opened to 275,000 from the button, which was too big for the blinds, as he took down the pot.
Hand #113 Matt Perrins called from the small blind, and Arthu Pro checked, as both watched the flop come down . Perrins bet out 85,000, and was called, as the fell on the turn. Perrins quickly reached for chips, and slid out 235,000, which forced a fold from Pro.
Hand #114 Matt Perrins opened to 160,000 from the button, and took down the blinds and antes.
07/05/13 05:27:44 PM PST
"You Can Never Be Too Careful!"
Hand #105: Seth Berger received a walk in the big blind when everyone folded.
Hand #106: Matt Perrins received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #107: Perrins limped in from the small blind. Arthur checked his option. The flop came down and both players checked. The turn was the and Pro called a bet 85,000 from Perrins. The river was the and Perrins led again for 180,000 which drew a call from Pro. Perrins was holding a but Pro took down the pot with for two pair. The show of Pro's hand prompted a shout of "You can never be too careful," from Sam Grafton on the rail.
Hand #108: After a raise from Matt Perrins, Arthur Pro reraised to 450,000, which drew a fold from Berger and Perrins.
Hand #109: Seth Berger took down the pot with a raise from the small blind.
07/05/13 05:16:39 PM PST
Level 30 started
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Pro Wins Some Pots
Hand #100 Seth Berger made the call from the small blind, and Matt Perrins checked his option, as the board came . Berger check called a bet of 60,000, as both checked, when the fell on the turn. The on the river, saw Berger bet out 130,000, which was enough to take down the pot.
Hand #101 Matt Perrins limped in, and Arthur Pro checked, as the flop came . Perrins then threw out a continuation bet and took it down.
Hand #102 Arthur Pro called from the small blind and Seth Berger checked, as the flop came down . Pro bet out 100,000, and won himself the pot.
Hand #103 Arthur Pro bet out 170,000 from the button, as Perrins asked for a count of his stack. He called, as both watched the flop come down } . Both checked, as the fell on turn, before Perrins check, then folded after a continuation bet from Pro.
Hand #104 (New Level) Berger received a walk, to take down the pot.
07/05/13 05:14:39 PM PST
Arthur Pro Doubles Through The Chip Leader
Hand #95: Berger folded his button. From the small blind Perrins raised to 150,000. Pro called from the big blind. The flop came down and Perrins led for 120,000. Pro then tossed in a reraise to 300,000. That reraise drew a call from Perrins. The turn was the . On that card Perrins checked to Pro who fired off 350,000. Perrins called again. The river was the and Perrins checked for a second time. Pro put out a big bet of 500,000. Perrins called after thinking about it for nearly a minute. Perrins turned up his for top two pair and that drew a muck from Pro, leaving him with the shortest stack.
Hand #96: From the small blind Arthur Pro made the call. Out of the big blind, Seth Berger opted to put in a raise to 80,000 more. Pro folded and Berger took down the pot.
Hand #97: From the button Arthur Pro shoved all in and he was able to collect the blinds and antes.
Hand #98: Seth Berger opened with a raise to 140,000 from the button. From the small blind, Matt Perrins reraised to 380,000. Pro folded his big blind. Berger called the raise from Perrins. The flop came down and Perrins led for 375,000. Berger opted to reraise to 790,00. Perrins folded allowing Berger to take down the pot.
Hand #99: Perrins opened with a raise to 120,000. From the small blind Arthur Pro moved all in. With action back on Perrins he quickly called.
The flop came down giving pro an immediate lead. Perrins' rail cheered for a ten on the turn but the came instead, still giving Perrins a flush draw and drawing "Ooooo"s and "Ahhh"s from the rail. The river was the though, and that allowed Pro to double up through Perrins.
07/05/13 04:58:32 PM PST
Perrins Takes it Down
Hand #90 Matt Perrins opened to 120,000 from under the gun, before Seth Berger raised it up to 310,000 from the big blind. Perrins asked for a count, before opting to fold.
Hand #91 Matt Perrins received a walk, winning another pot.
Hand #92 Arthur Pro then enjoyed a walk, after Matt Perrins mucked his hand.
Hand #93 Matt Perrins opened to 120,000 from the button, and was snap called by Seth Berger on the big blind. The flop came down , as Berger checked his option, before Perrins threw out a continuation bet of 120,000, which was enough to take down the pot.
Hand #94 Seth Berger raised it up from the small blind, and took down the pot, as Matt Perrins quickly folded his hand.
07/05/13 04:54:25 PM PST
Antonio Buonanno Eliminated in 4th Place ($231,147)
Hand #87: From the button Antonio Buonanno opened to 125,000 and he scooped the pot when both blinds folded.
Hand #88: Matt Perrins raised to ta total of 150,000 from the small blind. Arthur Pro called from the big blind. Perrins checked on a flop of . Pro led for 175,000, and Perrins folded allowing Pro to take down the pot.
Hand #89: Matt Perrins opened to 120,000 from the button. Pro folded his small blind but from the big blind Antonio Buonanno reraised to 360,000. Matt Perrins moved all in which led to a quick call from Buonanno.
The flop came down not giving help to Buonanno, and not giving him any extra outs either. The turn fell the keeping Perrins in the lead. The dealer put out the on the river and that was it for Buonanno who exited the tournament in fourth place.
|Matt Perrins||7,900,000||2,255,000 |
|Antonio Buonanno||0||-2,335,000 |07/05/13 04:47:48 PM PST
Everyone Wins One
Hand #82 Matt Perrins opened to 120,000 from under the gun, and was called by Seth Berger on the big blind. The flop came down , as Berger checked. Perrins paused for a moment, before sliding out a continuation bet of 130,000, which was called. The fell on turn, and Berger quickly checked again. Perrins took a little longer to act, before betting out another 275,000. Berger made the call, and both watched the complete the board. Both then checked, before Berger tabled his for king-high, which was good enough to take down the pot.
Hand #83 Antonio Buonanno opened to 125,000 from the button, and was called by Matt Perrins in he big blind. The flop came down , as Perrins checked his option, before watching Buonanno bet out 150,000. That was enough to win the hand, as Perrins mucked his hand.
Hand #84 Seth Berger opened to 130,000 from the button, and waited as Matt Perrins thought about his decision from the small blind. He then opted to raise it up to 355,000, forcing Arthur Pro to go into the tank on the big blind. He eventually folded, as the option was back on Berger. He looked upset about the bet, and also folded, as Perrins took it down.
Hand #85 Matt Perrins opened to 130,000 from the button, and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #86 Arthur Pro opened to 165,000 from the button, before Seth Berger asked him how much he had behind. He decided to fold though, as Pro took down the pot.
07/05/13 04:33:08 PM PST
Pro Shoves the River
Hand #77: From the small blind Arthur Pro raised to 120,000. Antonio Buonanno called the raise from the big blind and the two players took to a flop of . On the flop, Pro led for 125,000. Buonanno called. The turn was the . Pro checked as did Buonanno. The river was the and Pro fired out 100,000. Buonanno called, but mucked when Pro showed for kings and fives.
Hand #78: From under the gun, Matt Perrins raised to 125,000. Buonanno folded, but Berger called from the big blind. The fell and Berger checked to Perrins who fired out 130,000. Berger folded after some thought and Perrins scooped the pot.
Hand #79: Matt Perrins received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #80: Seth Berger opened with a raise to 135,000 from the button. Perrins folded his small blind but Arthur Pro called from the big blind. The flop came down which led to a check from Pro. Berger put out a bet of 140,000 which drew a call from Pro. The turn dropped the . Pro checked again. Berger decided to put out a bet of 225,000. Pro didn't tank too long before making the call. The river was the and there Pro shoved all in. Berger folded after a few seconds allowing Pro to take down the pot.
Hand #81: Action folded to the blinds where Arthur Pro limped in from the small. Antonio Buonanno checked his option from the big. The flop cam down the which led to a check from Pro. Buonanno decided to put out a bet of 100,000 and that was enough to take the pot.
07/05/13 04:18:18 PM PST
Play has resumed here in the Mothership.
07/05/13 04:17:28 PM PST
Level 29 started
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Final Four Chip Counts
|Matt Perrins||5,645,000||2,545,000 |
|Seth Berger||2,830,000||760,000 |
|Antonio Buonanno||2,335,000||-165,000 |
|Arthur Pro||980,000||-1,165,000 ||