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2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 03, 2007 to Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Event #4: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,066,065
  • Entries: 781
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 12:23 AM Local Time
Jay Newnum talked with Mike Spegal about playing in such a star-filled final table, and about how much more impact the win has coming on his 9th wedding aniversary. [url=http://www.pokernews.com/live-reporting/video-gallery/mike-spegal-1-500-pot-limit-holdem-winner-267.htm]Click here[/url] to check out the interview.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 10:22 PM Local Time
In his post-victory interview with ESPN's Norm Chad, Mike Spegal revealed that this was his 9th wedding anniversary, and he and his wife actually had tickets since February to see Howie Mandell at 9:00 p.m. tonight. He then said that staying here at the Rio was a much better show. When asked whether this victory was for him or his wife, Spegal said, "She can have the money; I'll take the bracelet." Spegal was very respectful of his opponents at tonight's final table, particularly praising the play of Eric 'Rizen' Lynch and Gavin Smith.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:53 PM Local Time
Hand #129 - Gavin Smith has the button, he raises to 120,000, Spegal raises to 240,000, Smith moves all in for 415,000, and Spegal calls with   . Smith shows the   , and he'll need his pocket pair to hold up to stay alive. The flop comes    , and Spegal picks up a flush draw to go with his two overcards. The turn card is the  , and Spegal clinches the pot with an ace-high flush. (The meaningless river card is the  .) Gavin Smith is eliminated in second place, earning $155,645. Mike Spegal wins Event #4 ($1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em), earning $252,290, a Corum watch, and a coveted WSOP bracelet.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:48 PM Local Time
Hand #128 - Mike Spegal has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Smith checks. The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn card is the  . Smith bets 65,000, and Spegal calls. The river card is the  . Smith bets 175,000, and Spegal calls. Smith shows 8-4 for a bluff (he's playing the board), and Spegal shows    for two pair (aces and deuces) to win the pot.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:46 PM Local Time
Hand #127 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes    , Spegal checks, Smith bets 40,000, and Spegal calls. The turn card pairs the board with the  . Spegal bets 40,000, and Smith calls. The river card is the  . Spegal checks, Smith bets 135,000, and Spegal calls with Q-3 for two pair, aces and queens. But Smith shows    for trip aces to win the pot.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:45 PM Local Time
Mike Spegal - 1,785,000 Gavin Smith - 565,000
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:43 PM Local Time
Hand #126 - Mike Spegal has the button, he raises to 80,000, and Smith calls. The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn card is the  , Smith checks, Spegal bets 75,000, and Smith calls. The river card is the  , Smith checks, Spegal bets 150,000, and Smith folds. Spegal takes the pot.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:42 PM Local Time
Between hands, Gavin Smith says this to Mike Spegal: "Why don't you start playing like a business owner and not like a poker player? I mean, stop it!" Hand #125 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes    , Spegal bets 40,000, and Smith folds. Spegal takes the pot.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:41 PM Local Time
Hand #124 - Mike Spegal has the button, and he folds.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:40 PM Local Time
Hand #123 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes    . Spegal checks, Smith bets 40,000, and Spegal calls. The turn card is the  , and both players check. The river card pairs the board with the  . Spegal bets 100,000, and Smith folds. Spegal takes the pot.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:39 PM Local Time
Hand #122 - Mike Spegal has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Smith checks. The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn card is the  , and they check again. The river card is the  , Smith bets 60,000, and Spegal folds. Smith takes the pot.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:38 PM Local Time
Hand #121 - Gavin Smith has the button, he raises to 120,000, and Spegal folds.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:37 PM Local Time
Hand #120 - Mike Spegal has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Smith checks. The flop comes    , Smith bets 40,000, and Spegal calls. The turn card is the  , Smith checks, Spegal bets 100,000, and Smith quickly calls. The river card double-pairs the board with the  , and Smith pot-bets 360,000, and Spegal folds. Smith takes the pot.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:35 PM Local Time
Hand #119 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn card is the  , Spegal checks, Smith bets, and Spegal calls. The river card is the  , Spegal checks, Smith bets 100,000, and Spegal folds.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:34 PM Local Time
Mike Spegal - 1,925,000 Gavin Smith - 425,000
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Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:33 PM Local Time
Hand #118 - Mike Spegal has the button, he limps for 40,000, Smith raises to 120,000, and Spegal folds. Gavin may be down in the chip count, but he's still Gavin. He's starting to joke with Spegal across the table.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:32 PM Local Time
Hand #117 - Gavin Smith has the button, he raises to 120,000, and Spegal folds.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:32 PM Local Time
Hand #116 - Mike Spegal has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Smith checks. The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn card pairs the board with the  , and they check again. The river card is the  . Smith bets 60,000, Spegal raises, and Smith lifts up his cards to show them to the ESPN crew. Smith folds, and Spegal takes the pot.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:31 PM Local Time
Mike Spegal - 1,905,000 Gavin Smith - 445,000
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 9:30 PM Local Time
Hand #115 - Gavin Smith has the button, he limps for 40,000, and Spegal checks. The flop comes    , and both players check. The turn card is the  , Spegal checks, Smith bets 40,000, and Spegal calls. The river card is the  , Spegal bets, and Smith quickly folds. Spegal takes the pot.
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