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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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Monday, February 25, 2013 10:42 PM Local Time

A short-stacked Luke Graham moved all in before the flop for his last 185,000. It folded around to William Looper's big blind and he called.


The board fell       and Graham's ace-high finished as the best hand, securing Graham a double to about 410,000.

William Looper3,250,000-200,000
Luke Graham410,000110,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:33 PM Local Time

Jonathan Tamayo opened to 85,000 in middle position, David Grandieri three-bet to 170,000 on the button, Tamayo made the call.

Tamayo checked after the dealer fanned    , Grandieri fired 155,000, and Tamayo check-raised to 325,000. Grandieri tanked for a but, then folded.

Grandieri, who had just won a nice-sized pot off of Clint Tolbert, dropped down to around 1.05 million chips, while Tamayo now sits with roughly 2.7 million.

Jonathan Tamayo2,700,000220,000
David Grandieri1,050,000100,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:26 PM Local Time

The flop read     and David Grandieri checked. William Looper tossed out 95,000 only to have Grandieri check-raise to 235,000.

Looper would not be deterred, though, as he came right back over the top for 675,000 total. Grandieri quickly released and Looper took down the pot. Looper has roughly 3.45 million to Grandieri's 950,000.

William Looper3,450,000250,000
David Grandieri950,000-400,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:12 PM Local Time

Chris Hyden opened to 80,000 from under the gun, Jonathan Tamayo called on his direct left, David Grandieri called on the button, and Clint Tolbert three-bet to 250,000 from the small blind.

Hyden tanked for the better part of two minutes, then moved all in for around 1.7 million. The action folded back to Tolbert, who folded as well.

Clint Tolbert2,875,000-105,000
Chris Hyden2,175,000470,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 10:04 PM Local Time

Jonathan Tamayo opened to 85,000 only to have Mark Rose three-bet all in for 775,000 from the next seat over. It folded to David Grandieri in the big blind who tanked for about a minute before releasing.

Action came back to Tomayo and he let go as well, awarding the pot to Rose. He's now sporting about 950,000.

Mark Rose950,000190,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:52 PM Local Time

Tom Gleason - 8th Place

William Looper opened to 85,000 from under the gun, and the action folded to Tom Gleason, who three-bet jammed for 850,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds released, and Looper snapped it off.

Gleason turned over    again, but he was crushed by Looper's   .

The kings held as the board ran out      , and Gleason was eliminated in eighth place.

William Looper3,200,000940,000
Tom Gleason0-825,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:50 PM Local Time

Nancy Birnbaum - 9th Place

Nancy Birnbaum open-shipped all in for her last 290,000 from the hijack and was quickly called by Jonathan Tamayo from the next seat over. The rest of the table folded and the hands were rolled over.


Birnbaum needed help but had her hopes dashed when Tomayo paired on the     flop. The   on the turn sealed her fate and the   on the river gave her a meaningless pair. She will collect $19,276 for her efforts.

Jonathan Tamayo2,480,000445,000
Nancy Birnbaum0-520,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:45 PM Local Time

Prior to the level change, Tom Gleason opened to 70,000 in middle position. The action folded to William Looper, who three-bet to 185,000 from the small blind. The big blind released, and Gleason tanked for a bit before four-betting to 370,000.

Looper responded with a five-bet all in for effectively 1.2 million, and Gleason folded    face up.

William Looper2,260,000520,000
Tom Gleason825,000-495,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:37 PM Local Time

Picking up with the action on a board of     , David Grandieri checked to Mark Rose who cut out a bet of 130,000. Grandieri wasted little time announcing a raise all in for 960,000 more and Rose let out a huge sigh.

Rose went into the tank for almost two minutes before finally deciding not to make the call. Grandieri picked up the pot and is now sitting on about 1.35 million.

David Grandieri1,350,000200,000
Mark Rose760,000-490,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:26 PM Local Time

David Grandieri opened to 65,000 in early position, Chris Hyden called in the hijack seat, and the rest of the players folded.

The dealer fanned    , and Grandieri continued for 80,000. Hyden tank-called.

The turn was the  , Grandieri checked, and Hyden tossed out 145,000. Grandieri tanked for a bit, then folded.

Chris Hyden1,705,000130,000
David Grandieri1,150,000-115,000
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Monday, February 25, 2013 9:19 PM Local Time

Mark Rose opened to 60,000 from early position and Luke Graham flatted. It folded to Clint Tolbert's button and he three-bet to 175,000. This was too much for Rose, but Graham opted to stay the course.

The flop brought     and Graham checked. Tolbert bet 400,000 which was more than enough to put Graham all in. He shook his head and flicked his cards at the muck, thus awarding Tolbert the pot. Graham is now sitting with only ten big blinds with 300,000.

Clint Tolbert2,980,000100,000
Luke Graham300,000-280,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 9:10 PM Local Time

Chris Hyden

Chris Hyden opened to 60,000 from middle position, and the action folded to David Grandieri, who defended his big blind. The dealer fanned    , Grandieri checked, and Hyden continued for 75,000. Grandieri tank-called.

The turn was a repeat seven - the   - and Grandieri checked again. Hyden fired a second bullet worth 130,000, and Grandieri called again.

The   completed the board, and Grandieri checked a third and final time. Hyden tanked for the better part of 30 seconds, then announced that he was all in. The bet was for 500,000 exactly, and Grandieri reached for blue T100,000 chips, tossing forward five of them.

Hyden ripped over    for a turned full house, and WSOP tournament rules dictate that Grandieri must show his hand. He turned over    for a pair of tens.

Hyden now has 1.575 million chips, while Grandieri plummeted down to 1.265 million.

Chris Hyden1,575,000730,000
David Grandieri1,265,000-1,015,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 8:54 PM Local Time

David Grandieri opened to 65,000 from middle position. Action folded around to Nancy Birnbaum who called out of the small blind. Jonathan Tamayo peeked at his cards, waited a moment, and made it 190,000 to go. Both of his opponents released and he took down the pot.

Monday, February 25, 2013 8:35 PM Local Time

Cards are in the air here at the Main Event final table!

Monday, February 25, 2013 8:12 PM Local Time
Clint Tolbert2,880,000-20,000
David Grandieri2,280,000-220,000
Jonathan Tamayo2,035,00085,000
William Looper1,740,000390,000
Tom Gleason1,320,00020,000
Mark Rose1,250,000-20,000
Chris Hyden845,000-255,000
Luke Graham580,00075,000
Nancy Birnbaum520,000-190,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 7:26 PM Local Time

Players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.

Monday, February 25, 2013 7:22 PM Local Time

Ryan Carter - 10th Place

Chris Hyden opened to 60,000 from under the gun, David Grandieri three-bet to 160,000 in the cutoff seat, and Ryan Carter three-bet shoved for around 675,000 on the button. Clint Tolbert re-shoved for around 1.9 million in the small blind, and everyone folded.


The queens held as the board ran out      , and Carter was eliminated.

The remaining nine players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.

Clint Tolbert2,900,000800,000
Ryan Carter0-652,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 7:18 PM Local Time

Unofficial Final Table

1Ryan Carter
2Clint Tolbert
3William Looper
4Chris Hyden
5Nancy Birnbaum
6Jonathan Tamayo
7Mark Rose
8Tom Gleason
9Luke Graham
10David Grandieri
Monday, February 25, 2013 7:18 PM Local Time

Timothy Harrell - 10th Place

Timothy Harrell shipped in his last roughly 350,000 before the flop and Tom Gleason quickly called. The blinds got out of the way and the hands were tabled.


Gleason took the lead on the     flop and never released his grip as the   turned and the   rivered. Harrell will collect $15,497 for his efforts. His elimination prompted a full re-draw to the unofficial final table of 10.

Tom Gleason1,300,000-125,000
Timothy Harrell0-675,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 7:10 PM Local Time

Clint Tolbert

Nancy Birnbaum raised to 56,000 under the gun, and Clint Tolbert defended from the big blind. The dealer fanned    , and Tolbert check-called a 72,000-chip bet from Birnbaum.

The turn was the  , Tolbert checked again, and Birnbaum fired a second bullet worth 125,000. Tolbert check-raised all in for effectively 710,000, and Birnbaum tank-folded.

Clint Tolbert2,100,000400,000
Nancy Birnbaum710,000-190,000