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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 3:37 PM Local Time

When we arrived at Table 43, Luke Graham had a four-bet sitting in front of him. Bryan Campanello five-bet shoved for just under 600,000, and Graham tanked for quite some time before calling.


Campanello had Graham crushed, and held as the flop, turn, and river came      . Campanello now sits with around 1.2 million chips, while Graham was reduced to 685,000.

Bryan Campanello1,200,000615,000
Luke Graham685,000-715,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 3:23 PM Local Time
Jonathan Tamayo1,900,00075,000
Luke Graham1,400,000160,000
Timothy Harrell1,280,000640,000
David Grandieri1,265,000165,000
Clint Tolbert1,025,000-175,000
Nancy Birnbaum770,000295,000
Mark Rose770,00070,000
Chris Hyden770,00080,000
Ryan Carter750,000-100,000
William Looper695,000241,000
Arshin Gamini665,000-145,000
Tom Gleason610,000330,000
Bryan Campanello585,000-255,000
Anthony Lombard415,000130,000
Peter Drager365,000-37,000
Jon Godwin265,000-35,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 3:16 PM Local Time

The remaining 16 players are on a 10-minute break. We will have full counts for you shortly.

Monday, February 25, 2013 3:16 PM Local Time

David MacDonald - 17th Place

Tom Gleason open-shoved for 291,000 from early position, and the action folded to David MacDonald, who quickly called in the big blind.


The     flop missed MacDonald, but the   on the turn gave him a flush draw. The   bricked on the river however, and Gleason doubled to around 600,000 chips.

The very next hand, William Looper opened to 31,000 from middle position. MacDonald called in the small blind, Nancy Birnbaum three-bet to 114,000 from the big blind, and Looper folded. MacDonald moved all in four 275,000 total, and Birnbaum snapped it off.


The kings held as the board ran out      , and MacDonald was eliminated.

David MacDonald0-418,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 3:12 PM Local Time

Andrew Crooks - 18th Place

Andrew Crooks was under the gun, and opened to 35,000. The action folded to Jonathan Tamayo, who three-bet to 90,000 in middle position, and the rest of the players released back to Crooks. He announced all in, making it 228,000 more to go, and Tamayo tanked for the better part of two minutes before calling.


There was a jack on the     flop, giving Tamayo a leading pair, and the Team Ivey member held as the turn and river came  ,   respectively.

Crooks will earn $10,392 for his 18th-place finish, while Tamayo now has over 1.8 million chips.

Jonathan Tamayo1,825,000325,000
Andrew Crooks0-380,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 3:05 PM Local Time

Bryan Campanello raised to 28,000 from early position. Mark Rose slid out a three-bet to 81,000 from the cutoff and Luke Graham tank-called from the big blind. Campanello let it go and the flop was    .

The action went check-check and the dealer produced the   on fourth street. Graham led for 110,000 and Rose called. The board completed with the   and Graham bet 110,000 once more.

"Ugh," lamented Rose. "Did you flop a set of jacks?"

He mulled back and forth over the decision for about a minute before finally flinging out a call.

"You've got it," said Graham.

Rose tabled    and took down the pot. He's now sporting about 700,000 in chips.

Luke Graham1,240,000-260,000
Mark Rose700,000295,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:57 PM Local Time
431Jon Godwin
432Mark Rose
433David Grandieri
434Jonathan Tamayo
435Luke Graham
436Ryan Carter
437Chris Hyden
438Bryan Campanello
439Andrew Crooks
411Clint Tolbert
412Arshin Gamini
413Anthony Lombard
414David MacDonald
415Nancy Birnbaum
416Peter Drager
417Timothy Harrell
418Tom Gleason
419William Looper
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:44 PM Local Time

Nancy Birnbaum opened to 29,000 and Bryan Campanello flat called. Sheddy Siddiqui announced all in for roughly 200,000 total and Birnbaum folded. Campanello called and the hands were shown:


The board ran out       and Campanello's fours were able to hold, sending Siddiqui home in 19th place. With this elimination, the players have re-drawn once again for the final two tables. We'll have a full re-draw seating chart momentarily.

Bryan Campanello840,000285,000
Sheddy Siddiqui0-350,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:41 PM Local Time

Jonathan Tamayo opened to 30,000 from under the gun and was called by Arshin Gamini from middle position and Zhen Cai on the button. The flop brought     and Tamayo continued for 65,000. Gamini folded and Cai flat called.

The turn was the   and Tamayo checked. Cai slid out 71,000 and Tamayo instantly announced that he was all in which was actually a bet for Cai's life. Cai called only to find that he was behind.


The river bricked out for Cai and he was eliminated from play. By absorbing Cai's stack, Tamayo has now built up to about 1.5 million in chips.

Jonathan Tamayo1,500,000590,000
Zhen Cai0-442,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:36 PM Local Time

We're unsure of the action, but we can report that Sam Panzica has been eliminated from the tournament.

Sam Panzica0-586,000
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Monday, February 25, 2013 2:36 PM Local Time

Ryan Carter, Mark Rose, and Luke Graham took a flop of    . Carter checked, Rose fired 58,000, and only Graham called.

The turn was the  , Rose continued for 110,000, and Graham tank-called.

The   completed the board, and Rose thought for a bit before checking. Graham slid out a large bet of 206,000, and Rose unhappily folded.

Luke Graham1,500,000200,000
Mark Rose405,000-200,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:34 PM Local Time

Sheddy Siddiqui opened in early position, and the action folded to Nancy Birnbaum, who moved all in for 232,000 from the big blind. Siddiqui quickly called.


Birnbaum had Siddiqui crushed, and held as the board came      .

Nancy Birnbaum475,000243,000
Sheddy Siddiqui350,000-220,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:23 PM Local Time

Andrew Crooks open shipped all in for his last 182,000 from middle position. He received a call from Bryan Campanello and the hands were tabled:


Crooks paired up when the flop brought     and now Campanello would need to improve to score the knockout. The   on the turn was of no help and Crooks secured the double when the   finished off the board. Crooks is now sitting on about 380,000 while Campanello, on the other hand, has dropped to 555,000.

Bryan Campanello555,000-225,000
Andrew Crooks380,00090,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:16 PM Local Time

Scott Bieske was all in and at risk preflop holding   . He was racing against the    of Arshin Gamini, and the three's held as the board rolled out      .

Bieske was eliminated, while Gamini now has 630,000 chips.

Arshin Gamini630,00080,000
Scott Bieske0-190,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:14 PM Local Time

Ryan Carter opened to 30,000 from middle position, Timothy Harrell called on the button, and Andrew Becker moved all in from the big blind. Carter re-shoved, and Harrell shook his head before folding.


The flop, turn, and river produced      , and Becker was eliminated.

Ryan Carter850,000256,000
Andrew Becker0-231,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 2:12 PM Local Time

Sheddy Siddiqui opened to 27,000 on the button, and Anthony Lombard three-bet shoved for 136,000 in the small blind. The big blind released, and Siddiqui tank-called.


Lombard held as the board ran out      , doubling him to around 285,000 chips.

Sheddy Siddiqui570,000-237,000
Anthony Lombard285,000149,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 1:59 PM Local Time

Griffin Malatino opened with a raise before the flop only to be three-bet by Chris Hyden from the next seat over. Action folded all of the way around the table back to Malatino who four-bet shoved all in. Hyden called and the hands were revealed to find the two racing for Malatino's life.


Hyden retained his lead on the     flop and never relented through the   turn and the   river. He's now sitting on about 690,000 while Malatino was eliminated from play.

Chris Hyden690,000337,000
Griffin Malatino0-250,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 1:53 PM Local Time

When we arrived at the table, Mark Rose and David Grandieri were heads up on a flop of    . The duo checked.

Grandieri checked again after the   turned, and Rose tossed out 27,000. Grandieri check-raised to 85,000, and Rose made the call.

A repeat nine - the   - completed the board, and Grandieri led out for 126,000. Rose examined his opponent, then grabbed a single red T5,000 chip. He tossed it forward, signaling a call, and Grandieri unhappily tabled    for a pair of sixes. Rose tabled    for a pair of queens, and raked in the pot.

David Grandieri1,100,000-252,000
Mark Rose605,000146,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 1:50 PM Local Time

Jonathan Tamayo raised to 30,000 from middle position, and the action folded to Griffin Malatino, who defended his big blind. The dealer spread    , and Malatino led out for 40,000. Tamayo tanked for a bit, then reached for a stack of red T5,000 chips, min-raising to 80,000.

Malatino tanked for a bit, then sent his cards spiraling into the muck.

Jonathan Tamayo910,00060,000
Griffin Malatino250,000-104,000
Monday, February 25, 2013 1:48 PM Local Time

Albert Tiseo opened for a raise in early position, Bryan Campanello three-bet on his direct left, and the action folded back to Tiseo, who moved all in for a little over 300,000. Campanello called.


Campanello held as the board ran out      , and Tiseo was eliminated. Campanello now sits with 785,000 chips.

Bryan Campanello780,000343,000
Albert Tiseo0-339,000