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2011/12 WSOP Circuit - THE BICYCLE CASINO (Los Angeles)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 to Friday, January 13, 2012

Event #10A: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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  • Buy-in: $1,600
  • Prizepool: $798,795
  • Entries: 549
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:31 PM Local Time

Freddy Deeb keeps adding to his stack.

Freddy Deeb opened from late position and Brandon Crawford called from the big blind. The flop came       and Crawford check-called 60,000. The turn was  , Crawford checked and Deeb bet 125,000. Crawford check-raised for 200,000 and Deeb called after taking a peek at his hole cards. The river was a scary   and Crawford led out for 325,000. Deeb announced call and tabled     with gusto. Crawford winced and mucked his cards.

Freddy Deeb2,300,000495,000
Brandon Crawford950,000-692,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 3:19 PM Local Time

Since we have gotten down to the final 10, play has slowed down significantly. We have only seen a few flops, with most hands ending in preflop raises or three bets.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:42 PM Local Time
1Tsung Lu
2Chris Summers
3Vince Cardella
4Tong Le
5Leroy Spires
6Freddy Deeb
7David Singontiko
8Julie Fransk
9Alex Masek
10Brandon Crawford
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:33 PM Local Time

The clock has been paused following two quick eliminations and the final ten players are redrawing.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:32 PM Local Time

As soon as Louis Lo was eliminated, there was an all in and a call from the other table. We ran over to see what was going on, and saw that David Miscikowski had opened shoved for 150,000 in middle position. Action folded around to David Singontiko in the small blind, and he shoved all in for over 500,000. The big blind folded, and the cards were flipped up.


The flop brought a boat load of action, coming    . Both players had flopped flush draws, and while Singontiko's was better, he was behind since Miscikowski paired his queen. The turn brought even more action, coming the  . Singontiko said what everyone was surely thinking "I'm so confused!". Miscikowski would need a queen, jack, or ten to survive, but none of those would come, as the river brought the  . Singontiko scored the knockout, and just like that, we have reached the unofficial final table!

David Singontiko700,000150,000
David Miscikowski0-140,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:32 PM Local Time

Louis Lo- 12th Place

Louis Lo raised in early position to 50,000, and action folded all the way around to Julie Franks in the big blind, who raised it up to 150,000. Lo went all in for 247,000 total, and Franks made the call. The cards were tabled, and Lo had Franks crushed.


Franks would need a ton of help to get the knockout, and she got just that, as the flop came    . This gave her the nut flush draw, and a good chance at pulling a sick suckout. The drama ended on the turn, when it came the  . Louis Lo went from 90% favorite to out in four cards, with the meaningless river coming the  . Franks scored the knockout, while Lo headed to the payout desk.

Julie Franks1,700,000302,000
Louis Lo0-300,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:30 PM Local Time

The players have returned from break, and we have chip counts hot off the presses from the feature table.

Freddy Deeb1,805,000762,000
Brandon Crawford1,642,000-583,000
Leroy Spires1,572,000322,000
Julie Franks1,398,000-102,000
Chris Summers1,016,000333,000
Louis Lo300,000-60,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:28 PM Local Time
Tong Le965,000165,000
Alex Masek600,000-30,000
David Singontiko550,0000
Vince Cardella475,0006,000
Tsung Lu360,00042,000
David Miscikowski140,00077,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:15 PM Local Time

Following two levels the field has been sent on their first break of the day.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:14 PM Local Time

Nick Phoenix 13th Place

Nick Phoenix opened up for 50,000, Leroy Spires called and Chris Summers re-raised from the small blind. Before Summers could get his raise in the pot Phoenix moved all in. Spires folded and Summers called.


The board ran           and Phoenix smacked his hand on the felt and headed towards the cage.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 2:14 PM Local Time

Brian Yoon-14th Place

Brian Yoon was fairly quiet throughout today, but he has just been eliminated after back to back tough hands. David Singontiko did most of the damage in the first hand. Singontiko raised in the cutoff, and Yoon announced himself all in on the button. The blinds folded, and Singontiko quickly called off his last 263,000. The cards were flipped, and Yoon was in rough shape.


The flop came out all hearts, coming    . Both players had a heart, meaning Yoon would need a jack or ten to win the hand. The   on the turn cut those outs in half, and Yoon would need a miracle jack on the river to win. The river came the  , and Singontiko doubled up to 550,000, while Yoon was left with just 25,000.

On the next hand, Alex Masek raised to 35,000, and Yoon called all in for his last 25,000. Everyone else folded, and when the cards were flipped, Yoon saw that once again he was in rough shape.


The flop came out    , and it was not looking good for Yoon. The turn came the  , adding a straight draw to his outs. However, the   on the river did not help him out. Masek won the pot, and Yoon headed to the rail.

Alex Masek630,00080,000
David Singontiko550,000280,000
Brian Yoon0-450,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:56 PM Local Time

Artin Faroukhians

Artin Faroukhians was crippled earlier in the day when his aces were cracked by David Miscikowski, but he did well to survive to the next page jump. Faroukhians open shoved from under the gun for his last 40,000, and Bryan Yoon, who was next to act, raised it up to an unknown amount. Action folded around to David Miscikowski, who went all in from the button. Next to act was Tong Le in the small blind, and he went all in as well! The big blind folded, as did Yoon, and the three players flipped their cards up.


Miscikowski had both of them covered, but would need alot of help to catch up to Le. The flop came out    , and it was not looking good for Miscikowski or Faroukhians. The turn brought the  , and Faroukhians was drawing dead, while Miscikowski would need a miracle river. He didn't get it, as the   hit the river. Le yelled out "yes!!" as he scooped the giant pot, upping his stack to around 800,000. Meanwhile, Miscikowski is crippled to 65,000.

Tong Le800,000466,000
David Miscikowski63,000-387,000
Artin Faroukhians0
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:47 PM Local Time

Freddy Deeb, "She folded what?"

Freddy Deeb put out a 400,000 bet on the river on a board showing           against Julie Franks. Franks went deep into the tank and finally folded     face up.

"What did she fold?" Deeb asked the dealer. The dealer told him and he said "A straight?!"

"I had you on a flush," Franks stated.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:46 PM Local Time

Alex Masek just doubled through John Villanueva about 5 minutes ago, and he has just finished the job he started, eliminating Villanueva. Action started with Masek raising to 35,000 in early position. Action folded to Vince Cardella in the cutoff, and he made the call. Villanueva tagged along on the button, and the blinds folded.

The three of them saw the dealer fan out a flop of    , and Masek slowly cut out a bet of 68,000, and slid it into the middle. Cardella got out of the way, and action was on Villanueva, who decided to shove all in for 74,000 more. Masek went into the tank, counting out the chips for the call, then assessing the damage to his stack were he to lose the hand. After about a minute, he made the call, and saw he was in great shape.


Masek would need to dodge one of hte two remaining fours, and he did so on the turn, the  , and the river, the  . Masek scooped the pot, upping his stack to around 550,000.

Alex Masek550,000200,000
John Villanueva0-230,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:35 PM Local Time

Julie Franks chipped up through a set.

We caught up with this hand on the turn developing between David Singontiko and Julie Franks. The board read         and Singontiko had bet 81,000. Franks mulled her decision and raised to 220,000. Singontiko tanked for a short while and then called.

The river brought the  , Singontiko checked, Franks bet 300,000 and Singontiko took several moments before announcing a call. Franks tabled     for a rivered set and Singontiko reluctantly mucked.

Julie Franks1,500,000814,000
David Singontiko270,000-894,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:29 PM Local Time

Alex Masek open shoved all in in middle position for 170,000 even, and action was folded to Tsung Lu on the button, who asked for a count, then slammed his cards into the muck, clearly wanting to play. The small blind folded, and John Villanueva asked for a count in the big blind. When he found out the total, he made the call. The cards were flipped, and we were off to the races.

Alex Masek:   

The flop came out    , and Masek jumped way out in front. The turn brought the  , and Villanueva would need to hit a two outer to win the hand. He would not, as the river came the  , giving Masek an unnecessary two pair. Masek doubled to 350,000, while Villanueva dropped to below 250,000.

Alex Masek350,000172,000
John Villanueva230,000-170,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:20 PM Local Time

We were typing up other hands when we heard all in and call from the feature table. We went over to see what was happening, and we saw that David Miscikowski was all in preflop and well behind Artin Faroukhians.


The flop gave no help to Miscikowski, coming    . Miscikowski stood up and started to gather his things, but was given new life when the   slammed on the turn, giving him a full house. Faroukhians would need one of the two remaining aces in the deck to come back, but he wouldn't get it, as the river came the  . Miscikowski doubled to 450,000, while Faroukhians is knocked down to under 100,000.

David Miscikowski450,000260,000
Artin Faroukhians63,000-473,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:16 PM Local Time

Vince Cardella calling on a draw and then playing it safe.

Alex Masek opened from under the gun to 33,000 and Vince Cardella called behind. The blinds released and the flop came      . Masek led with 48,000 and Cardella called to see the   turn. Masek put out 72,000 and Cardella called a second time. The river brought the   and Masek bet 80,000. Cardella had just over 200,00 in front of him and took several moments before calling.

Masek turned up     for the jack high straight and Cardella turned up     for the rivered king high straight.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:13 PM Local Time

Louis Lo opened the action in middle position by raising to 36,000. Action folded all the way to Julie Franks in the small blind, and she made the call. Leroy Spires also came along, and the three saw a flop.

The flop came out    , and Franks checked to Spires, who threw out three brown T25,000 chips, for a 75,000 bet. Lo thought for just a few moments before cutting out a raise to 155,000. Franks quickly ducked out of the way, and Spires quickly called .The turn came the  , and Spires again wasted little time in firing out a big bet. This time, it was 300,000, which represented most of Lo's stack. Lo tanked for about a minute, before reluctantly folding his hand. Lo is down to under 400,000, while Spires is holding firm in second places with over 1.2 million.

Leroy Spires1,250,0005,000
Louis Lo360,000-224,000
Thursday, January 12, 2012 12:35 PM Local Time

We heard the cry of all in and call from the feature table, so we went over to investigate. We saw that Brian Yoon was all in preflop for 225,000 and well ahead of David Miscikowski


The flop came out    , and while Yoon was still ahead, it did give Miscikowski extra outs for the straight. The   on the turn kept Yoon in front, and the river came the  . Yoon and Miscikowski essentially swap stacks, as Yoon is up to 450,000, while Miscikowski slips to just under 200,000.

Brian Yoon450,000154,000
David Miscikowski190,000-223,000