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2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 to Thursday, June 28, 2007

Event #43: $2,000 Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $2,000
  • Prizepool: $859,040
  • Entries: 472
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:27 PM Local Time
Unstoppable. That was Saif Ahmad during the heads-up match. He won every big hand, including the last one. Jensen raised before the flop and Ahmad called, and they saw a flop of    . Jensen bet the last of his chips and Ahmad called. Jensen showed    for two pair, Ahmad held...  . The   on the turn gave Ahmad an open-ended straight draw, and on the river he spiked the   to end cruelly William Jensen's day. As our runner-up, Jensen wins $133,151, but that Ace of Spades on the river gave the title, the $217,329 first place money, and the World Series of Poker bracelet to Saif Ahmad.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:19 PM Local Time
After the betting was capped preflop the two players saw a     flop. Jensen check-called a bet and did the same after the   turned. The   fell on the river and Jensen called another of Ahmad's big bets. Saif turned over    and won another huge pot that left Jensen with just 400K.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:16 PM Local Time
Ahmad just won another big pot, when Jensen raised and Ahmad three-bet before the     flop. Jensen called Ahmad's bet and a big bet after the   on the turn, but Jensen folded when Saif led out after the   on the river.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:12 PM Local Time
Ahmad called Jensen's raise in the big blind and check-raised Jensen after the    . Jensen called, and when the   turned he raised Ahmad's 30K bet. Ahmad called and then led out when the   hit on the river. Jensen called and could only wave his hand in resignation as Ahmad tabled    for trips.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:08 PM Local Time
After a     flop Ahmad check-called Jensen's bet, then check-raised Jensen after the   turned. Jensen called and led out again after the   hit on the turn. Ahmad called and showed the   , making a pair on the river, and Jensen mucked.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:03 PM Local Time
Jensen won three of the first four hands either with raises on or just after the flop, but Ahmad won those chips back when Jensen folded to his 3-bet on a      board.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:56 PM Local Time
The players have returned and there's something on the felt besides their chips. And that's the World Series of Poker bracelet they're playing for.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:43 PM Local Time
Well, it will begin in a few minutes. We're taking a 15-minute break before we start the heads-up battle. And when we do resume, here's how much ammunition each player will have: William Jensen: 1,005,000 Saif Ahmad: 875,000
Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:39 PM Local Time
After being very active early on Michael Graffeo saw his stack dwindle while Saif Ahmad and William Jensen ratcheted up the aggression. On the button he raised and Jensen called in the big blind, and they saw a     flop. Jensen led out and Graffeo raised for the last of his chips. He showed   , but Jensen had outflopped him with   . Neither the   on the turn nor the   on the river helped his hand, and for his 3rd place finish Graffeo wins $88,481.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:32 PM Local Time
After calling William Jensen's preflop raise, Saif Ahmad bet the     flop and Jensen called. When the   hit on the turn Jensen raised Ahmad, who chose to call and check-call the   on the river. Jensen tabled    and Ahmad tossed his cards in the muck.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:20 PM Local Time
Ahmad raised in the small blind, Jensen called in the big, and they saw a flop of    . Ahmad checked, Jensen bet 15K and Ahmad raised. Jensen called that bet and when Ahmad led out for 30,000 after the   turned, Jensen raised. Ahmad called and again led out when the   hit on the river, and this time Jensen chose to just called. Ahmad showed down    for the straight and win a big pot.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:07 PM Local Time
They've been the two most active players at today's table and they're butting heads nearly every hand. Ahmad won a nice pot when Jensen called all the way down but couldn't beat Saif's pocket Nines, and Jensen won most of those chips back when he flopped a pair with    and Ahmad didn't hit his gutshot draw with   .
Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:57 PM Local Time
The players have retaken their seats and the cards are in the air.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:46 PM Local Time
The three remaining players are taking a 15-minute break. Here are the chip counts as we continue three-handed play: William Jensen: 980,000 Saif Ahmad: 500,000 Michael Graffeo: 375,000
Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:43 PM Local Time
Ahmad raised from the small blind and Jensen called from the big, and after the     flop Ahmad check-called Jensen's bet. It was the   on the turn that set off the fireworks. The two players trades raises until the betting was capped and a mountain of orange chips sat in the middle of the table. Saif check-called William's bet after the   fell on the river and turned over pocket Sevens for the flopped set. But Jensen turned a straight and rivered a flush with    to win the biggest pot of the tournament.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:30 PM Local Time
Still short on chips, Justin Pechie raised before the flop with    and William Jensen called. The flop came     and when Pechie bet Jensen raised him all-in. Justin called and Jensen showed    for the flopped straight. The   and   the rest of the way did not provide the required miracle and Pechie wins $59,274 as our 4th-place finisher
Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:22 PM Local Time
It keeps happening--a player doubles up, then busts. This time it was Tommy Rounds, who raised from the big blind with    and was called by Saif Ahmad. The flop came    , Rounds bet the last of his chips and Ahmad called and showed   . The   and   on the turn and river brought no help and Rounds was knocked out in 5th place, collecting $43,811.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:19 PM Local Time
Rounds came into today as our chip leader but hasn't been able to get anything going. From the cutoff he raised to 40K and Michael Graffeo 3-bet to set Rounds all-in. He held   , Graffeo had   . Neither player paired on the       board and Rounds doubled to 200,000.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:59 PM Local Time
This time he held pocket Tens against William Jensen's   . The board ran out       and Pechie now has 225,000.
Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:56 PM Local Time
After losing much of his stack the last hand, Pechie doubled his chips when he made a runner-runner flush with    to beat Tommy Rounds'   .