06/18/12 02:53:11 PM PST
Eskandani Loses Two Hold'em Pots
From middle position, Mori Eskandani raised. Action folded to David "Bakes" Baker in the big blind and he reraised. Eskandani called.
The flop came down and Baker led with a bet. Eskandani called and the turn was the . Baker fired again and this time Eskandani gave it up.
A few hands later, Eskandani was in the big blind and called a raise made by John Monnette on the button to see the flop. Eskandani checked and Monnette bet. Eskandani folded and has now dropped to under 200,000 in chips.
|Mori Eskandani||170,000||-205,000 |06/18/12 02:36:21 PM PST
The "Unofficial" Final Table
|5||David "Bakes" Baker|
|9||Mori Eskandani|06/18/12 02:32:46 PM PST
Brandon Shack-Harris Eliminated in 10th Place ($35,923)
Brandon Shack-Harris has just been eliminated shortly after the break. It was during a hand of Omaha Eight-or-Better and it was against Phil Ivey.
Shak-Harris got the remainder of his short-stack in on a flop showing and this is how the cards looked at this point.
Shack-Harris flopped the full-house, but the on the turn gave Ivey a better full house and with no qualifying low to show for, the river changed nothing and Shack-Harris was sent home in 10th place. With that, we head to our unofficial final table.
|Brandon Shack-Harris||0||-137,000 |06/18/12 02:30:27 PM PST
Ivey Scoops Monnette
Phil Ivey raised in first position, and the action folded to John Monnette who defended his big blind. The dealer fanned , and Monnette led out. Ivey called.
The turn was the , and Monnette slowed down, check-calling a bet. The completed the board, and Monnette check-called one more bet. Ivey tabled for a set of queens and the second-nut low, and scooped the pot.
|John Monnette||655,000||-135,000 |
|Phil Ivey||640,000||120,000 |06/18/12 02:27:16 PM PST
Waxman's Check-Raise Doesn't Work
From the cutoff seat, Dan Kelly raised. Matt Waxman called from the big blind and the flop came down . Waxman checked and Kelly bet. Waxman raised and then Kelly made it three bets. Waxman folded and Kelly took the pot.
06/18/12 02:25:29 PM PST
Back to Play
The players are back from their break and at the tables again. When one player is eliminated, the nine remaining players will head to the ESPN feature table.
06/18/12 02:16:17 PM PST
Counts at the Break
|Matt Waxman||940,000||90,000 |
|John Monnette||790,000||205,000 |
|David Baker||760,000||60,000 |
|Phil Hellmuth||590,000||40,000 |
|Paul Sokoloff||590,000||190,000 |
|Phil Ivey||520,000||130,000 |
|Abe Mosseri||470,000||140,000 |
|Mori Eskandani||375,000||-25,000 |
|Dan Kelly||280,000||-115,000 |
|Brandon Shack-Harris||137,000||-23,000 |06/18/12 02:02:07 PM PST
Break Number One
The remaining 10 players have been sent on their first 20-minute break of the day. One more elimination and we will head to an unofficial final table of nine.
06/18/12 02:00:52 PM PST
Andrew Brown Eliminated in 11th Place ($28,862)
|Andrew Brown: / / |
|Paul Sokoloff: / / |
|Mori Eskandani: / / |
Andrew Brown was short stacked and all in on third street against opponents Paul Sokoloff and Mori Eskandani. Sokoloff and Eskandani checked on fourth before Sokoloff check-called bets from Eskandani on fifth, sixth and seventh.
Eskandani showed a flush with the in the hole and Sokoloff mucked. Brown also mucked and was eliminated in 11th place.
|Mori Eskandani||400,000||160,000 |
|Paul Sokoloff||400,000||-160,000 |
|Andrew Brown||0||-75,000 |06/18/12 01:59:55 PM PST
Ivey Winning It
Phil Ivey and Brandon Shack-Harris have just played two back-to-back hands of Limit Hold'em, with both hands going to Ivey. The second one played out like this.
Ivey opened from middle position and Shack-Harris three-bet out of the small blind. Ivey made the call and the two took to a flop. On the flop, Shack-Harris bet and Ivey called. The turn would see Shack-Harris check and then tank when Ivey bet. After quite some time, Shack-Harris opted to let his hand go and send another pot to Ivey.
|Phil Ivey||470,000||-70,000 |
|Brandon Shack-Harris||160,000||-125,000 |06/18/12 01:53:18 PM PST
Scott Clements Eliminated in 12th Place ($28,862)
Dan Kelly just scooped Scott Clements up and out of the tournament by making a Broadway straight against him in the round of Seven Card Stud at their table. Clements finished in 12th place and earned $28,862 for his finish.
|Scott Clements||0||-240,000 |06/18/12 01:45:27 PM PST
At What Point, John?
"At what point did you like your hand, sir?" Paul Sokoloff asked John Monnette.
At this point in time a Stud Eight-or-Better hand had played out, with Sokoloff tabling his (in no particular order) at showdown. Monnette had out on the board and mucked his hand, giving Sokoloff no response. And with that, the big pot was sent to Sokoloff.
|John Monnette||585,000||-285,000 |
|Paul Sokoloff||560,000||295,000 |06/18/12 01:41:45 PM PST
John Hennigan Eliminated in 13th Place ($23,525)
John Hennigan had a bad start to the day and has been the short stack for the last level or so. He recently saw his tournament life end in 13th place during a hand of Razz.
Hennigan was all-in against Paul Sokoloff and the cards were dealt face up from fourth street. Hennigan quickly flipped his cards into the muck as Sokoloff hit his on sixth street. Hennigan couldn't manage even close to that and made his way home.
|Paul Sokoloff||265,000||0 |
|John Hennigan||0||0 |06/18/12 01:41:29 PM PST
Another for Ivey; Hennigan Left Short
|Phil Ivey: / |
|John Hennigan: / - fold|
Phil Ivey drove the betting the entire way on this one with John Hennigan making the call all the way up until sixth street. He gave it up on sixth and was left with just 20,000 in chips.
|Phil Ivey||540,000||140,000 |
|John Hennigan||20,000||-165,000 |06/18/12 01:34:34 PM PST
Ivey Bests Brown
|Andrew Brown: / / |
|Phil Ivey: / / |
Action was checked by both players on fourth street and then Andrew Brown did the leading on fifth and sixth, with Phil Ivey calling both times. On seventh street, both players checked.
Ivey turned up the and a ninety-eight and Brown mucked his hand.
|Phil Ivey||400,000||-80,000 |
|Andrew Brown||75,000||-100,000 |06/18/12 01:31:00 PM PST
Abe Mosseri raised from middle position and Phil Hellmuth called from the small blind. Scott Clements called from the big blind and the flop came down .
On the flop, Hellmuth led out and Clements raised. Mosseri folded and then Hellmuth reraised. Clements reraised all in and Hellmuth called.
The turn was the to give Clements a flush and the river was the . Clements doubled up is back to 240,000 in chips.
|Phil Hellmuth||550,000||150,000 |
|Scott Clements||240,000||110,000 |06/18/12 01:24:18 PM PST
Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings
Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings
|10||Simon Charette||237.50|06/18/12 01:17:42 PM PST
Sokoloff and Brown Doing Fine
Paul Sokoloff and Andrew Brown started the day as two of the shortest stacks, but that has changed recently as both of them are sitting behind fairly healthy stacks. Those two recently took part in a Razz hand that went like this.
|Sokoloff: / (FOLDED)|
|Brown: / |
After the bring-in flicked out a chip with a showing, Brown completed with the showing. Sokoloff made the call. On fourth street, Sokoloff bet and Brown called. On fifth street, Brown bet and Sokoloff thought hard before letting his hand go. "I just laid down a big one," Sokoloff said as Brown raked in the pot.
|Paul Sokoloff||245,000||170,000 |
|Andrew Brown||175,000||5,000 |06/18/12 01:10:24 PM PST
David Bach Eliminated in 14th Place ($23,525)
David Bach started the day as second on the chip leader board, but that changed very quickly as he lost chunks of stack in the first level. Early here in the second level and Bach has been eliminated in 14th place.
We weren't at the table to catch the action, but noticed Matt Waxman was raking in plenty of new chips. We asked him what happened and Phil Hellmuth chimed in, "Mr. Waxman here hit what we in the industry call four-of-a-kind."
Waxman then filled us in that Bach opened under the gun in a round of hold'em and Waxman defended in the big blind. The board ran out and Bach got the remainder of his stack in on the turn. Waxman held and Bach , with Waxman's hand plenty enough to send Bach to the rail.
|Matt Waxman||850,000||230,000 |
|David Bach||0||-200,000 |06/18/12 12:57:06 PM PST
Hennigan Hits Double
John Hennigan and Andrew Brown took to a flop during a hand of Omaha 8. On the flop, Hennigan check-called a bet from Brown and the turn was dealt. Hennigan led here and then Brown put in a raise - enough to put Hennigan all-in. Hennigan made the call and the two players turned their hands over.
The river and Hennigan's hand would be strong enough to double.
|John Hennigan||185,000||105,000 |
|Andrew Brown||170,000||-50,000 ||