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2012/13 WSOP Circuit - PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB (Florida)

Saturday, February 23, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013

Event #11A: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,000,500
  • Entries: 670
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:11 AM Local Time

Clint Tolbert opened to 160,000 on the button, Mark Rose defended in the big blind, and the flop came    . Rose check-called a bet of 125,000, and both players checked after the   turned.

The river was the  , both players checked again, and Rose turned over    for a pair of fours. Tolbert mucked his hand, and Rose raked in the pot.

Clint Tolbert5,250,000-450,000
Mark Rose3,910,000320,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:05 AM Local Time

William Looper - 4th Place

Clint Tolbert opened the action by raising to 160,000 from under the gun. William Looper peeked at his cards on the button and cut out a three-bet to 360,000. The blinds folded and Tolbert tanked for thirty seconds before announcing that he was all in. Looper heaved a sigh and dropped in a call for his tournament life.


Looper was ahead at the moment but was racing with Tolbert's overcards. The flop brought even more outs for Tolbert when it fell    . The   on the turn gave Tolbert the ace-high flush and he skyrocketed into the lead in the hand.

Looper needed to catch a full house on the river to earn victory in this hand but the deck had a different idea. The river brought the   and Tolbert was able to score the elimination. He now has about 5.7 million in chips.

Looper, on the other hand, will pocket a cool $69,536 for his efforts this weekend.

Clint Tolbert5,700,0002,825,000
William Looper0-2,795,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:50 AM Local Time

Mark Rose opened in first position, Jonathan Tamayo defended his big blind, and both players checked when the flop came    . The turn was the  , Tamayo checked again, and Rose fired 160,000. Tamayo called.

The   completed the board, Tamayo checked a final time, and Rose tossed out 260,000. Tamayo shrugged then called, and Rose revealed    for a pair of jacks.

They were good.

Jonathan Tamayo3,650,000-590,000
Mark Rose3,590,000610,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:41 AM Local Time

Mark Rose opened to 120,000 in the cutoff seat, William Looper three-bet to 285,000 from the small blind, and Rose made the call. The flop fell    , both players checked, and the turn was the  . The two checked again.

The   completed the board, and Looper led out for 130,000. Rose tank-called.

"Six," Looper announced, prompting Rose to rip over    for a pair of nines.

A few hands later, Jonathan Tamayo opened in first position and Rose called on the button. The dealer fanned    , Tamayo continued for 180,000, and Rose called. The turn was the  , both players checked, and the   completed the board. Tamayo tossed out 360,000, and Rose tank-called.

Tamayo tabled    for a rivered pair of threes, and Rose flashed    before tossing his hand into the muck.

Jonathan Tamayo4,240,000640,000
William Looper3,340,000-10,000
Mark Rose2,980,000270,000
Clint Tolbert2,840,000-960,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:32 AM Local Time

Players are taking ten. We'll have official counts momentarily.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:31 AM Local Time

Clint Tolbert made it 125,000 from the small blind and William Looper called from the big blind. The flop brought     and Tolbert led for 120,000. Looper dipped into his stack and came out with a raise to 285,000.

Tolbert then sat motionless for a moment before coming right back over the top with a three-bet to 495,000. Looper riffled his chips and pondered his decision for a moment. The flop action was kept going after Looper decided to make a four-bet to an unknown amount. Tolbert quickly released and Looper took down the pot.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:12 AM Local Time

Mark Rose doubles

Clint Tolbert was first to act, and he put in a raise to 100,000. Mark Rose defended in the big blind, and the dealer spread    . Rose checked, Tolbert continued for 150,000, and Tolbert called.

The turn was the suicide king ( ), and both players knuckled.

The   completed the board, and Rose checked a third time. Tolbert assembled a few blue T100,000 chips, added three yellow T25,000 chips, and plopped forward 375,000. Rose announced, "all in," making it 1.105 million, and Tolbert instantly called.

Rose flipped over    for the nuts.

"God!" Tolbert blurted, flashing    for a lesser flush.

Rose doubled to 2.71 million chips, while Tolbert dropped down to around 3.8 million.

Clint Tolbert3,800,000-650,000
Mark Rose2,710,0001,190,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:04 AM Local Time

Clint Tobert was under the gun and opened to 125,000. William Looper peered at his cards and then announced a three-bet to 280,000. Jonathan Tamayo was next to act and cut out a four-bet to 685,000. Mark Rose and Tolbert quickly released, but it took Looper about forty-five seconds to let go of his hand.

Tamayo dragged the pot and now has about 3.6 million in chips.

Jonathan Tamayo3,600,000250,000
William Looper3,350,000-250,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:39 AM Local Time

Clint Tolbert

Jonathan Tamayo raised to 130,000 in first position, and Clint Tolbert three-bet to 275,000 from the small blind. Tamayo tanked for a bit, four-bet to 530,000, and Tolbert responded with a five-bet shove for 2.2 million. Tamayo looked at his cards one more time, then called.


Tolbert was crushed, but the     flop gave him a plethora of outs to double up. The   turned, giving Tolbert a flush and ending the hand. A meaningless   bricked off on the river, and Tolbert doubled to around 4.45 million chips.

Tamayo has roughly 3.35 million.

Clint Tolbert4,450,0002,350,000
Jonathan Tamayo3,350,000-2,050,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:32 AM Local Time

Mark Rose made it 120,000 from under the gun and Clint Tolbert called from the button. The blinds folded and the flop brought    .

Rose checked to Tolbert who fired 100,000. Rose flatted to see the   turn. The action went check-check and the   finished off the board. Rose checked to Tolbert who moved 300,000 into the center. Rose released his hand and Tolbert took it down.

Clint Tolbert2,100,000615,000
Mark Rose1,520,000-350,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:22 AM Local Time

Mark Rose open-shoved 945,000 from the small blind, and Clint Tolbert quickly called in the big blind.


The   peaked through the window of the     flop, and at the sight of it, Rose threw his hands in the air helplessly. The turn ( ) and the river ( ) were both fours, and Rose secured the double up.

Tolbert is down to around 1.485 million chips.

Mark Rose1,870,000770,000
Clint Tolbert1,485,000-1,015,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:16 AM Local Time
Jonathan Tamayo5,400,000-50,000
William Looper3,600,000-850,000
Clint Tolbert2,500,000-185,000
Mark Rose1,100,000-280,000
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:02 AM Local Time

Chris Hyden

Chris Hyden raised to 100,000 in the cutoff seat, Jonathan Tamayo three-bet to 265,000 on the button, and the action folded back to Hyden, who moved all in for 1.75 million. Tamayo checked his cards one last time to make sure he had what he thought he had, then called.


The     flop didn't change much, but the   spiked on the turn, giving Hyden a leading pair of aces. Tamayo could still make the best hand with a club or a king.

The dealer rapped the table, then spiked the   on the river, giving Tamayo a set of kings.

After the hand, Clint Tolbert announced that he folded   .

Hyden was eliminated in fifth place, earning him $52,411, while Tamayo is now the chip leader with 5.45 million chips.

Jonathan Tamayo5,450,0002,050,000
Chris Hyden0-1,880,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 11:52 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , Mark Rose checked to Jonathan Tamayo who bet out 130,000. Rose stuck around to see fourth street.

The dealer produced a   and Rose tapped the table for a second time. Tamayo cut out 275,000 and Rose called once again.

The river paired the board with the  . Rose checked for a third time and Tamayo bet 525,000. Rose went into the tank for about a minute before dropping in a call. Tamayo rolled over    for aces and treys, causing Rose to muck his hand.

By scooping this pot, Tamayo is up to about 3.4 million in chips.

Jonathan Tamayo3,400,000745,000
Mark Rose1,380,000-670,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 11:29 PM Local Time

Clint Tolbert raised to 100,000 out of the cutoff, Chris Hyden three-bet jammed for 915,000 from the small blind, and Tolbert tank-called.


"Chop it up?" Tolbert asked Hyden, smiling.

The dealer rapped the table then fanned    .

"Good flop," Tolbert said.

The turn was the  , making a chop even more likely.

"DEUCE!" someone on Hyden's rail shouted.

The dealer obliged, spiking the   on the river, and Hyden secured the double up.

Clint Tolbert2,685,000-825,000
Chris Hyden1,880,000750,000
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Monday, February 25, 2013 11:24 PM Local Time

Luke Graham - 6th Place

Luke Graham opened to 120,000 on the button, William Looper three-bet to 305,000 from the big blind, and Graham responded with a four-bet all in. Looper quickly called the 900,000-chip bet, and the hands were tabled.


The flop fell    , giving Looper backdoor straight and flush draws, and the turn was the  , keeping both draws and taking away Graham's jack outs. The   bricked on the river, and Graham was eliminated.

Looper is now our overwhelming chip leader with around 4.4 million chips.

William Looper4,450,0001,100,000
Luke Graham0-955,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 11:16 PM Local Time

David Grandieri - 7th Place

David Grandieri entered Day 3 as the chip leader. Unfortunately for the one-time big stack, he has officially run out of chips.

Jonathan Tamayo opened to 105,000 and Mark Rose flatted from the next seat over. It folded to Grandieri who moved all in for about 800,000 total. Tomayo folded and Rose announced a call.


Grandieri was crushed and needed help to survive. Unfortunately for him, the board ran out       and he was forced to settle for a 7th place finish and the $30,974 that accompanies it. Rose, on the other hand, is sitting on a solid stack of 2.05 million.

Mark Rose2,050,0001,050,000
David Grandieri0-830,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:56 PM Local Time
Clint Tolbert3,510,000635,000
William Looper3,350,000100,000
Jonathan Tamayo2,655,000-45,000
Chris Hyden1,130,000-355,000
Mark Rose1,000,00050,000
Luke Graham955,000105,000
David Grandieri830,000-220,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:52 PM Local Time

The remaining seven players are now on a 10-minute break. We will have full counts for you shortly.

Monday, February 25, 2013 10:50 PM Local Time

Chris Hyden opened to 80,000 in the cutoff seat, Luke Graham three-bet shoved for 405,000 in the big blind, and the action was back on Hyden. He sat quietly for 90 seconds or so, then announced, "call."


Hyden's hand was crushed, and Graham doubled as the board ran out      .

Chris Hyden1,485,000-690,000
Luke Graham850,000440,000
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