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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, July 05, 2013 to Sunday, July 07, 2013

Event #61: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,628,400
  • Entries: 386
  • Remaining: 0
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EVENT UPDATES

07/09/13 03:12:44 AM PST
 
Congratulations to Daniel Alaei, Winner of Event #61: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha ($852,692)
 

Daniel Alaei - Winner

In the 11th and final level of Day 3 of Event #61: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, just 14 minutes away from having to return on Tuesday to complete the event due to the Main Event, Daniel Alaei defeated Jared Bleznick heads up to earn his fourth career World Series of Poker bracelet and second PLO championship. Along with the gold, Alaei earns $852,692 and 103 points for his own team in the $25,000 Fantasy league, vaulting him into second place.

Day 3 began with 32 players representing 12 different countries, but once the official final table was set, the only non-Americans were Russian Alex Kravchenko and Irishman Rory Rees Brennan. They exited in ninth and eighth place respectively, leaving only Yanks to fend for the title.

The next player to exit was Sean Dempsey, who never seemed to get anything going today, and Gjergj Sinishtaj followed him out the door in sixth place. Sinishtaj is only 21 years of age — this was only his third career live cash — and according to Jared Bleznick, he has a very bright future. He'd even bet on Sinishtaj winning the Main Event in the next five years.

Numit Agrawal was eliminated in fifth place, nearly a half an hour later Tom Marchese busted in fourth, and despite doubling during three-handed play, James Wiese fell in third.

With over 110 big blinds in play, and only a 1.5 million-chip difference between Alaei and Bleznick, it looked like heads-up play could last quite some time, and the two would have to return on Tuesday to finish the match. Alas, all Alaei needed was one hand to defeat Bleznick, and he is now the 61st and penultimate champion of the 44th annual WSOP.

PlacePlayerPrize
1Daniel Alaei$852,692
2Jared Bleznick$526,625
3James Wiese$380,836
4Tom Marchese$278,298
5Numit Agrawal$205,512
6Gjergj Sinishtaj$153,372
7Sean Dempsey$115,637
8Rory Rees Brennan$88,061
9Alex Kravchenko$67,742

Thank you for joining us for our coverage of this event, and we look forward to having you back for the rest of the Main Event. Until then, goodnight from Las Vegas!

07/09/13 02:57:01 AM PST
 
Jared Bleznick Eliminated in 2nd Place ($526,625)
 

Jared Bleznick - 2nd Place

Hand #184: An exciting final table has just come to an abrupt conclusion after just a single heads-up hand.

The players had repositioned themselves on opposite sides of the table, with a cursory counting of chips determining that Alaei had the edge going into the hand. Daniel Alaei then raised to 200,000 from the button and Jared Bleznick called.

The flop came     and Bleznick checked. Alaei bet 275,000, and Bleznick responded by raising the pot — 1.25 million. Alaei called without too much hesitation.

The turn was the  , and Bleznick instantly announced he was betting the pot. Alaei raised all in, and Bleznick called. Just like that all of the chips were in the middle, with Bleznick the one at risk.

The pair stood as they each tabled their cards. Bleznick had      for an open-ended straight draw while Alaei had turned a set of tens with     .

Bleznick was already leaning over and shaking Alaei's hand before the river came the  , pairing the board and improving Alaei's hand to a full house. Bleznick shook Alaei's hand once more, still smiling despite coming one spot shy of the victory. Bleznick earns a handsome $526,625 prize for his efforts in Event #61, while Alaei has won his fourth WSOP bracelet!

Jared Bleznick0-4,900,000
07/09/13 02:49:32 AM PST
 
Heads-Up Counts
 
Daniel Alaei6,600,000-800,000
Jared Bleznick4,900,0002,260,000
07/09/13 02:48:52 AM PST
 
James Wiese Eliminated in 3rd Place ($380,836)
 

James Wiese - 3rd Place

Hand #177: James Wiese raised to 200,000 on the button, and received no callers.

Hand #178: Jared Bleznick limped in from the small blind, Wiese checked in the big blind, and Bleznick took down the pot with a bet on the     flop.

Hand #179: All three players took a flop of    . Wiese check-called a bet of 150,000 from Bleznick, the turn was the  , and both players checked. The   completed the board

Hand #180: Wiese raised to 200,000 on the button, Daniel Alaei called in the small blind, and the flop fell    . Alaei led out for 250,000, winning the pot.

Hand #181: Alaei raised to 250,000 on the button, and won the pot.

Hand #182: Alaei received a walk.

Hand #183: Wiese raised to 200,000 on the button, Bleznick three-bet the pot (650,000) in the big blind, and Wiese called. The dealer spread    , and all of the money went in the middle.

Wiese:     
Bleznick:     

The turn and river came  ,   respectively, and Wiese was eliminated in third place.

James Wiese0-1,400,000
07/09/13 02:37:42 AM PST
 
Updated Chip Counts; 3 Remain
 
Daniel Alaei7,400,000-120,000
Jared Bleznick2,640,000590,000
James Wiese1,400,000-150,000
07/09/13 02:34:23 AM PST
 
Hands #173-#176
 

Hand #173: After Daniel Alaei limped in from the small blind, Jared Bleznick raised from the big blind and Alaei called. The flop came    . Alaei bet 300,000. Bleznick quickly announced he was all in, and Alaei just as quickly folded.

Hand #174: James Wiese raised from 250,000 from the button and won the blinds.

Hand #175: Alaei raised to 250,000 from the button and Bleznick called from the small blind. The flop came    . Bleznick checked, and when Alaei bet 275,000, Bleznick folded.

Hand #176: A three-way limped pot saw a flop come    . It checked to Bleznick on the button who bet 100,000, then Wiese check-raised to 250,000. Alaei folded and Bleznick called. The turn was the   and Wiese checked. Bleznick bet 100,000 again, and this time Wiese just called. The river was the   and both checked.

Wiese tabled     , and Bleznick mucked.

07/09/13 02:32:36 AM PST
 
Three-Handed Play Begins
 

Hand #166: Daniel Alaei raised to 200,000, James Wiese defended his big blind, and the flop came    . Wiese checked, Alaei fired 275,000, and Wiese folded.

Hand #167: Alaei received a walk.

Hand #168: Alaei completed from the small blind Jared Bleznick checked, and both players knuckled on a flop of    . The turn was the  , Alaei led out for 325,000, and Bleznick folded.

Hand #169: Bleznick called from the small blind, Wiese checked, and the two checked it down as the board came      . Bleznick won with a pair of kings.

Hand #170: Bleznick raised to 200,000 on the button, Wiese called in the small blind, Alaei called in the big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Wiese checked, Alaei slid out 400,000, Bleznick folded, and Wiese called. The turn brought the  , and Wiese check-folded to a bet of 750,000.

Hand #171: Bleznick received a walk.

Hand #172: Alaei raised to 250,000 on the button, Wiese called in the big blind, and the two checked on a flop of    . The turn was the  , Wiese led out for 350,000, and Alaei folded.

07/09/13 02:22:17 AM PST
 
Tom Marchese Eliminated in 4th Place ($278,298)
 

Tom Marchese - 4th Place

Hand #164: Jared Bleznick raised to 300,000 from UTG/the cutoff seat and won the blinds.

Hand #165: Preflop action between Bleznick and Tom Marchese saw the latter having committed a lot of his chips by the time the     arrived. That's when Bleznick set out a bet of 500,000 and Marchese called all in.

Bleznick:     
Marchese:     

Bleznick had the lead, and after the   turn and   river his had was still best, eliminating Marchese in fourth.

Jared Bleznick2,050,000370,000
Tom Marchese0-710,000
07/09/13 02:16:24 AM PST
 
Weise Doubles
 

Hand #156: Tom Marchese raised on the button, winning the blinds.

Hand #157: Daniel Alaei raised to 300,000 in the small blind, and Jared Bleznick folded his big blind.

Hand #158: Bleznick raised the pot in the small blind, and Marchese folded in the big.

Hand #159: Alaei was the first to act, and raised to 200,000. James Wiese called, and the flop fell    . Both players checked. The turn was the  , Wiese led out for 400,000, and Alaei folded.

Hand #160: Alaei received a walk.

Hand #161: Alaei raised to 300,000 out of the small blind, and Bleznick folded.

Hand #162: Marchese received a walk.

Hand #163: Alaei was first to act, and he raised to 200,000. Wiese called in the big blind, the flop came    , Wiese checked, and Alaei fired out 300,000. Wiese called. The turn was the  , Wiese led out, Alaei moved all in for effectively 1.195 million, and Wiese called.

Alaei:     
Wiese:     

Wiese had turned a set of eights, but needed to fade a spade on the river. The river was black, but the   was a brick, and Wiese doubled.

07/09/13 02:07:27 AM PST
 
Level 29 started
 
Level: 29 Blinds: 50000/100000 Ante: 0
07/09/13 02:02:51 AM PST
 
Updated Chip Counts; 4 Remain
 
Daniel Alaei7,520,0002,820,000
Jared Bleznick1,680,000-970,000
James Wiese1,550,000-200,000
Tom Marchese710,000-370,000
07/09/13 01:55:34 AM PST
 
Break Time
 

Players are going to take one more short, 10-minute break before coming back to play the last level of the night.

07/09/13 01:54:00 AM PST
 
Bleznick Scores a Double
 

Jared Bleznick

Hand #151: James Wiese got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #152: Wiese called from the small blind, Daniel Alaei raised to 230,000 from the big blind, and Wiese called. Both checked the     flop and   turn, then Wiese led for 250,000 after the   river and Alaei folded.

Hand #153: Alaei raised to 200,000 from the small blind, Jared Bleznick reraised all in for 840,000 from the big blind, and Alaei called.

Alaei:     
Bleznick:     

The flop came     to give Bleznick trips, and he quietly pumped his fist as he stood by the table. The turn then brought the  , sealing it for Bleznick and making the   river no matter.

Hand #154: Daniel Alaei raised to 200,000 on the button, and both blinds released.

Hand #155: Alaei was first to act, and raised to 200,000, winning the pot.

07/09/13 01:52:05 AM PST
 
Hands #144-#149
 

Hand #144: James Wiese raised to 225,000 on the button, Daniel Alaei three-bet the pot (755,000) out of the small blind, Wiese called, and the flop fell    . Alaei bet the pot (1.95 million), and Wiese folded.

Hand #145: Jared Bleznick called in the small blind, Tom Marchese checked, and the flop fell    . Both players checked. Bleznick led out for 100,000 when the   turned, and Marchese folded.

Hand #146: Alaei raised to 200,000 from first position, Wiese called in the big blind, and the flop came    . Wiese checked, Alaei fired 250,000, and Wiese folded.

Hand #147: Alaei received a walk.

Hand #148: Wiese raised to 200,000 on the button, Alaei called in the small blind, and Bleznick defended the big blind. The flop fell    , Alaei led out for 350,000, and only Wiese called. The turn was the  , Alaei bet the pot, and Wiese folded.

Hand #149: Alaei raised to 200,000 on the button, and both blinds released.

07/09/13 01:49:15 AM PST
 
More Alaei Pressure and a Few Walks
 

Hands #138-#139: James Wiese and Daniel Alaei each got walks in the big blind.

Hand #139: Daniel Alaei got a walk as well.

Hand #140: Alaei raised to 200,000 from the small blind, and Jared Bleznick reraised to 600,000 from the big blind and Alaei called. The flop came    . Alaei wasted little time betting 1.1 million, and Bleznick took just a few seconds before folding.

Hand #141: Alaei raised to 200,000 from the button and won the blinds.

Hands #142-#143: Alaei and Wiese once again got walks.

07/09/13 01:47:50 AM PST
 
Alaei Keeps Up Pressure
 

Hand #134: Daniel Alaei raised to 200,000 from the cutoff and both Jared Bleznick (button) and James Wiese (small blind) called. The flop came    . Wiese checked, and Alaei bet 420,000. Bleznick considered the board for a few moments then set out the calling chips, and Wiese got out.

The turn brought the  . Alaei checked this time, and Bleznick took the opportunity to set out a bet of 600,000. Alaei took his time, riffling his chips and looking back and forth at the board and Bleznick. Finally after about a minute-and-a-half Alaei called.

The river was the  . Alaei took only a few seconds to act this time, declaring he was all in, and after a quick recheck of his cards Bleznick folded.

Hand #135: Tom Marchese raised to 280,000 from the button and won the blinds.

Hand #136: Alaei called from the small blind and Bleznick checked, and the first three community cards came    . Alaei bet 100,000 and after just a few moments Bleznick raised to 300,000 and Alaei folded.

Hand #137: Alaei raised to 200,000 from the button and won the hand.

07/09/13 01:47:18 AM PST
 
Numit Agrawal Eliminated in 5th Place ($205,512)
 

Numit Agrawal - 5th Place

Hand #133: James Wiese was first to act, and he raised to 200,000. Numit Agrawal re-raised the pot (770,000), the action folded back to Wiese who moved all in, and Agrawal called.

Wiese:     
Agrawal:     

The board came      , giving Wiese a straight, and Agrawal was eliminated in fifth place.

Numit Agrawal0-960,000
07/09/13 01:41:13 AM PST
 
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07/09/13 01:20:04 AM PST
 
Wiese and Alaei Remain Aggressive
 

Hand #125: Daniel Alaei raised to 200,000 from under the gun, winning the blinds.

Hand #126: James Wiese raised to 225,000 on the button, and received no callers.

Hand #127: Wiese raised to 200,000 from the cutoff, Jared Bleznick called in the big blind, and the flop fell    . Both players checked. The turn was the  , the two checked again, and the   completed the board. Bleznick bet the pot (440,000), and Wiese folded.

Hand #128: Alaei raised to 200,000 on the button, Tom Marchese called in the big blind, and the flop fell    . Both players checked. The turn was a repeat jack - the   - and Marchese led out for 260,000, winning the pot.

Hand #129: Alaei raised to 200,000 in the cutoff, and received no callers.

Hand #130: Alaei was first to act, and raised to 200,000. Wiese called in the small blind, and the flop came    . Wiese led out for 250,000, Alaei called, and the turn brought the  . Wiese fired the pot, and Alaei folded.

Hand #131: Wiese raised to 200,000 on the button, and both blinds released.

Hand #132: Wiese raised to 200,000 from the cutoff, and he won the blinds.

07/09/13 01:16:43 AM PST
 
Alaei Maintains Lead
 

Daniel Alaei

Hand #120: Jared Bleznick limped in from the button, Tom Marchese completed from the small blind, and James Weise checked. The flop came    , and it checked to Bleznick who fired 150,000, getting both of his opponents to fold.

Hand #120: Numit Agrawal got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #121: Bleznick raised to 200,000 from UTG, James Weise reraised to 600,000 from the button, and when it folded back to Bleznick he folded.

Hand #122: It folded to Daniel Alaei in the small blind who raised to 200,000, and Bleznick folded.

Hand #123: Alaei raised 125,000 from the button and won the blinds.

Hand #124: Agrawal raised to 160,000 from UTG, and when Tom Marchese repotted from the small blind, all folded including Agrawal.

Daniel Alaei4,700,000-500,000
Jared Bleznick2,650,000-250,000
James Wiese1,750,000-150,000
Tom Marchese1,080,000-150,000
Numit Agrawal960,000-1,040,000
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