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DXRacer WSOP Edition

2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 to Friday, June 22, 2007

Event #34: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $816,960
  • Entries: 296
  • Remaining: 0
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06/22/07 05:57:04 PM PDT
Wong was all in pre-flop with    and Borteh called with   . The flop was     and Borteh's king high remained in the lead. The   on the turn sealed victory for Borteh and left Wong drawing dead. Alex Borteh wins Event #34, $225,483, a Corum watch, and his first WSOP bracelet! Brandon Wong takes home $135,615 for second place.
06/22/07 05:53:20 PM PDT
Wong raised from the button with    and Borteh called with   . The flop was     and both players checked. The turn was the  . Borteh bet and Wong called. The river was the  . Borteh decided to value-bet his two pair (even though there were several possible straights out there) and Wong called with his A-Q high. Borteh dragged another sizeable pot and Wong was crippled. He'll almost certainly be all-in on the next hand.
06/22/07 05:50:52 PM PDT
Borteh raised pre-flop with    and Wong called with   . The flop was    . Wong checked, Borteh bet, and Wong called. The turn was the  . Wong bet and Borteh called. The river was the  . Wong checked Borteh bet and Wong folded. Wong was down to around 400,000 after the hand. He's playing aggressively and well, but Borteh just keeps hitting flops on him.
06/22/07 05:42:08 PM PDT
Wong raised from the button, Borteh three-bet, and Wong called. The holecams revealed: Wong    Borteh    The flop was    . Borteh led out and Wong called. The turn was the  . Borteh led again and Wong raised -- putting significant pressure on his opponent, who must have been hating that ace on the flop as well as the turn card that filled in a straight. After a long think, Borteh called. The river was the  . Borteh checked, Wong bet, Borteh called and he dragged in a monster pot.
06/22/07 05:35:06 PM PDT
At this point in the tournament, the blinds and betting limits are at an astronomical level relative to the players' stacks and it costs each player about 250,000 to see a hand through to the river. Right now, Wong and Borteh are trading small pots back and forth, grinding it out as they get a feel for one another. Both players are also very experienced. This is Wong's 7th trip to the WSOP and he has already cashed three times this year, twice in limit hold'em events. It's the third year at the WSOP for 24-year old Borteh, who cashed in the $2,500 short-handed no-limit hold'em event in 2006.
06/22/07 05:33:26 PM PDT
Borteh    Wong    With the board reading     , Borteh leads out on the turn and Wong calls. Wong hits the   on the river and bets out and Borteh makes what appears to be a crying call. When the cards are turned over, Borteh sees the bad news and Wong drags the pot.
06/22/07 05:29:20 PM PDT
Alex Borteh 1,175,000 Brandon Wong 630,000
06/22/07 05:28:44 PM PDT
Borteh raised pre-flop with    and Wong called from the big blind with   . The flop was    . Wong checked, Borteh bet, Wong raised, and Borteh called. The turn was the utterly magical   filling Wong's gutshot staight draw. Wong led out and unfortunately for him, Borteh folded.
06/22/07 05:26:12 PM PDT
Wong raised from the button with    and Borteh called with    . The flop was    . Borteh checked, Wong bet, and Borteh folded.
06/22/07 05:23:10 PM PDT
Wong raised from the button with the    and Borteh called from the big blind with   . The flop was    . Borteh checked, Wong bet, and Borteh called. The turn was the  . Borteh bet and Wong folded.
06/22/07 05:21:55 PM PDT
Brandon Wong 920,000 Alex Borteh 850,000
06/22/07 05:21:06 PM PDT
Borteh raised on the button with    and Wong called with   . The flop was    . Wong checked, Borteh bet, and Wong called. The turn was the  . Wong check-called another bet from Borteh. The river was the  . Wong checked, Borteh bet, and Wong folded.
06/22/07 05:17:44 PM PDT
On a board of      , Wong checked the river, holding   , Borteh bet out with his   , and after a long think, Wong reluctantly called. Though there were four to a straight out there, Wong's top pair held up and he took the first sizeable pot of heads-up play.
06/22/07 05:14:07 PM PDT
Here are the starting chip counts for heads-up play: Alex Borteh 1,200,000 Brandon Wong 570,000
06/22/07 05:06:45 PM PDT
Our two remaining players are on a short break while the table is prepared for heads-up play.
06/22/07 05:04:16 PM PDT
The holecams revealed: Borteh    Keller    Borteh check-raised the     flop and Keller called. The turn was the  . Borteh bet and Keller called all in. With the K on the turn, Keller was unfortunately drawing dead, and he was sent to the rail.
06/22/07 04:57:03 PM PDT
Alex Borteh 980,000 Brandon Wong 575,000 Shawn Keller 215,000
06/22/07 04:53:55 PM PDT
Brandon Wong had Alex Borteh dominated before the flop with    vs. Borteh's   , but the tides turned when the flop came down    . Borteh checked, Wong bet, Borteh raised, and Wong called. The turn was the   and both players checked. The river was the  . Borteh bet, Wong called, and he saw the bad news as Borteh dragged the pot.
06/22/07 04:47:14 PM PDT
Brandon Wong 875,000 Shawn Keller 495,000 Alex Borteh 400,000
06/22/07 04:45:50 PM PDT
Shawn Keller raised, David Pham re-raised, and Keller called. The holecams revealed: Keller    Pham    The flop was   . Pham bet, Keller raised and Pham called all in. The turn was the  , the river was the  , and The Dragon was eliminated.