06/07/08 08:04:40 PM PDT
Congratulations to Rep Porter, Champion of Event #9 ($372,929)
After three grueling days of six-handed play, Rep Porter has bested the field of 1,236 runners to take home the title of champion in Event #9, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six-Handed. Not only does he earn $372,929 for his first-place finish, but he also has been presented with something that every poker player dreams of: a WSOP gold bracelet. Porter started the day third in chips and was able to time his moves effectively to outlast the field. Congratulations Rep.
06/07/08 08:00:21 PM PDT
Rep Porter Wins Event #9 ($1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six-Handed); Nathan Templeton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($231,981)
Hand #212 - Rep Porter
Nathan Templeton has the button in Seat 6. He raises to 100,000. Rep Porter reraises to 325,000. Templeton reraises all in for just shy of one million. Rep Porter makes the call and Templeton is on the ropes.
The flop comes . No help for Templeton. The turn comes . Templeton is down to one final river card. It comes out the and Templeton is eliminated. He earns $231,981 for his second-place finish.
06/07/08 07:56:05 PM PDT
Hand #211 - Rep Porter
Rep Porter has the button in seat 3 and he raises to 100,000. Nathan Templeton calls and they take a flop which comes . Templeton checks and Porter bets 150,000. Templeton folds and Rep Porter wins the pot.
06/07/08 07:53:52 PM PDT
Hand #209 - Nathan Templeton
Rep Porter has the button in seat 3 and he folds. Nathan Templeton gets a walk in his big blind.
06/07/08 07:45:35 PM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
Rep Porter - 2,705,000
Nathan Templeton - 1,025,000
06/07/08 07:30:45 PM PDT
Players Are on a Break
With the elimination of Devin Porter, play has paused for an impromptu 20-minute break so that the yellow (T1,000) chips can be raced off and the gold bracelet can be presented for heads up play.
06/07/08 07:30:41 PM PDT
Devin Porter Eliminated in 3rd Place ($151,842)
Hand #208 - Nathan Templeton
Nathan Templeton has the button in Seat 6. He raises to 85,000. Devin Porter calls all in for his last 33,000 and Rep Porter makes the call. Three players to the flop of , with Devin all in. Rep and Templeton check to the turn . Both check again. On the river , Rep checks to Templeton who bets 100,000. Rep folds. Nathan opens his hand to show for a rivered two pair; Devin has for one pair, aces. He is eliminated from the tournament and will earn $151,842 for all of his work the last three days.
06/07/08 07:26:03 PM PDT
Hand #207 - Rep Porter
Rep Porter has the button in seat 3 and he raises to 85,000. Nathan Templeton announces a reraise from the small blind. As required, he does indeed push out a stack of 245,000. With action now on Devin Porter, he announces "all in." Rep Porter seems unimpressed. It seems he has a real hand. Instead of carefully studying his opponents like he usually does, he is staring at his chips and the felt. It seems he doesn't so much need a read on his opponents, but on the situation itself. Porter continues to stare at his chips, then over to Templeton's then back to Devin Porter's all the while shuffling a stack of ten yellow chips. Porter finally calls. Templeton folds instantly. Devin's bet is roughly 1,300,000 and he has Rep barely covered. The players show:
The flop comes . The crowd is on it's feet as the turn falls the . The spectators grow even more excited and uneasy. The river card is the . Devin Porter misses and his hand is second best. He is crippled with under 100,000 chips. Rep Porter doubles through Devin Porter.
06/07/08 07:18:18 PM PDT
Hand #206 - Devin Porter
Devin Porter has the button in Seat 1. He raises to 80,000 straight. Both other players fold.
06/07/08 07:17:23 PM PDT
Hand #205 - Devin Porter
Nathan Templeton has the button in seat 6 and he raises to 90,000. Devin Porter slowly peeks at his hole cards and then reraises to 260,000. Rep Porter gets out of the way and action is back to Templeton. He asks for a count on Devin Porter's stack. After a minute or two of deliberation, Templeton gives it up. Devin Porter wins the pot.
06/07/08 07:14:15 PM PDT
Hand #204 - Rep Porter
Rep Porter has the button in Seat 3. He raises to 85,000, winning the blinds and antes.
06/07/08 07:13:55 PM PDT
Hand #203 - Nathan Templeton
Devin Porter has the button in seat 1 and he passes. Rep Porter raises to 90,000 from the small blind. Nathan Templeton calls the raise and it's heads up to the flop.
The flop comes . Porter leads out for 130,000 and Templeton sits motionless for a bit, but eventually calls.
The hits the turn and Porter slows down and checks. Templeton checks behind.
The on the river has Porter checking again. Templeton uses both hands to push out his bet of 200,000. Porter thinks for about 15 seconds and then makes the call. Templeton shows for the straight and Porter mucks. Nathan Templeton wins the pot.
06/07/08 07:09:47 PM PDT
Hand #202 - Devin Porter
Nathan Templeton has the button in Seat 6. He folds to Devin Porter, who completes the small blind. Rep Porter checks his option out of the big blind. The flop comes down . Both players check to a turn of . Again both players check, bringing a river of . Devin bets 40,000, folding Rep.
06/07/08 07:08:21 PM PDT
Hand #201 - Rep Porter
Rep Porter has the button in seat 3 and he raises to 85,000. Nathan Templeton folds his small blind. Devin Porter folds his big blind and Rep Porter wins the blinds and antes.
06/07/08 07:07:03 PM PDT
Hand #200 - Devin Porter
Devin Porter has the button in Seat 1. He makes it 80,000 straight, folding Rep Porter. Nathan Templeton calls from the big blind for a heads up flop of . Templeton pushes 120,000 in orange (T5,000) chips into the middle. Devin raises to 375,000. Templeton quickly lays it down.
06/07/08 07:04:54 PM PDT
Hand #199 - Devin Porter
Nathan Templeton has the button in seat 6 and he lets it go. Devin Porter raises to 90,000 from the small blind. Rep Porter folds and Devin Porter wins the blinds and antes.
06/07/08 07:03:44 PM PDT
Hand #198 - Devin Porter
Rep Porter has the button in Seat 3. Devin Porter gets a walk in the big blind.
06/07/08 07:02:31 PM PDT
Hand #197 - Nathan Templeton
Devin Porter has the button in seat 1 and he folds. Rep Porter raises to 90,000 from the small blind. Nathan Templeton calls from the big blind.
The flop comes . Porter checks and Templeton casually slides out 140,000 chips. Rep thinks for a bit, then folds. Nathan Templeton wins the pot.