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2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 to Thursday, July 03, 2008

Event #53: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout

  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,123,395
  • Entries: 823
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:55 AM Local Time
Nick Shulman is here sweating Jean-Robert Bellande. There are still about 20 to 30 people on the rail checking out the action.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:42 AM Local Time
Spencer Lawrence was all in preflop against Jean-Robert Bellande. Bellande:     Lawrence:     Board:           Bellande's nines were enough to send Lawrence home in sixth place. He will take home $20,221 for his efforts.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:39 AM Local Time
John Kranyak and Joe De Niro capped the betting preflop. On a flop of      , Kranyak bet out and De Niro called. With the turn of the  , betting was again capped, but this time Kranyak was all in. De Niro:     Kranyak:     De Niro had Kranyak outkicked and only a jack would save Kranyak. The   sealed the deal for De Niro and made John Kranyak our seventh place finisher. He will take home $13,480.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:18 AM Local Time
Andrew Prock was all in preflop against Joe De Niro. Prock:     De Niro:     Board:           De Niro's aces up are enough to make Prock our eighth place finisher. Prock will receive $10,335 for his efforts.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:13 AM Local Time
Jean-Robert Bellande just spoke with the floor manager about possibly concluding play early and coming back tomorrow to finish the event. The supervisor told him that if he could get everyone to agree at the table, then he would arrange it. Bellande made the proposal to the table, but at present, it has not been accepted. It is 3:12 a.m. and we expect to go at least until 7 a.m., if not later.
COPAG USA
Thursday, July 3, 2008 2:10 AM Local Time
Andrew Prock was all in preflop against Brandon Wong. Prock:     Wong:     Board:           Prock hit runner runner for his straight and doubles up to 100,000.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:53 AM Local Time
Players have returned from break.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:33 AM Local Time
Players are on a 20 minute break.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:32 AM Local Time
Michael Kachan raised and Jean-Robert Bellande, Brandon Wong, Danny Wong, and Spencer Lawrence all called. On a flop of      , Danny Wong bet out, Lawrence folded and Kachan raised enough to go all in. Brandon Wong folded and Bellande reraised. Danny Wong made the call. Wong and Bellande checked the turn of the  . On the river of the  , Wong bet out and Bellande folded. Wong showed     and Kachan mucked. Michael Kachan becomes our ninth place finisher. He will take home $7,526.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:28 AM Local Time
Danny Wong has a few supporters on the sidelines that are all eating pasta, but they are all sharing one container. Someone at the table tells Wong, "You're guaranteed $9,000. Why don't you buy them all one." Wong says, "No. I can't do that. I have to keep them hungry. They do better in poker that way." The dealer commented that Wong's conversation was the weirdest thing that he had heard today.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:19 AM Local Time
I was just talking to the floorwoman running the final table. Joking around, I asked, "If we go past 6 a.m., will we get a breakfast break?" She replied, "No, but I can go to McDonalds and throw an Egg McMuffin at you if you want." We still are at 9 players.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:12 AM Local Time
Andrew Prock just had his kings cracked when Spencer Lawrence's pocket queens spiked a queen on the flop. Prock was unable to catch a king and Prock is down to 100,000.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:08 AM Local Time
The pot was three-bet preflop between Spencer Lawrence and Matt Graham. On a flop of      , Graham bet out and Lawrence called. The same action occurred on the turn of the   and the river of the  . Graham showed    , and Lawrence mucked.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:06 AM Local Time
Danny Wong three-bet the pot between him and John Kranyak. Kranyak called. On a flop of      , Kranyak check-raised a bet from Wong. Wong made the call. Kranyak then check-called a bet on the turn of the   and river of the  . Wong showed     and Kranyak showed    . This was the third time Wong has had aces at this final table.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 1:02 AM Local Time
Preflop, the pot was three-bet between John Kranyak and Spencer Lawrence. The flop of       was four-bet between the two players. The turn of the   was check-called by Lawrence. The same action occurred on the river card of the  . Kranyak showed     and Lawrence mucked in disgust. Kranyak is around 800,000 in chips.
COPAG USA
Thursday, July 3, 2008 12:59 AM Local Time
Jean-Robert Bellande raised preflop and was called by Brandon Wong and John Kranyak. On a flop of      , action was checked to Bellande who bet out. Wong called and Kranyak raised. Both opponents called. On the turn of the  , Wong checked to Kranyak who bet out. Both opponents called again. The river of the   was checked around. Kranyak showed     for trip kings. Wong showed    , and Bellande mucked.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 12:46 AM Local Time
John Kranyak raised preflop and was called by Jean-Robert Bellande and Andrew Prock. The flop of       was checked around. On the turn of the  , Prock bet out and only Kranyak made the call. When the river fell the  , Prock check-called a bet from Kranyak. Kranyak showed     and Prock mucked his hand. After the hand, Kranyak told Joe De Niro, "I thought he had ace-queen on the turn."
Thursday, July 3, 2008 12:35 AM Local Time
Andrew Prock and Brandon Wong have been in a discussion the entire final table. Prock is a fairly proficient online player and Wong said that he has played with him quite a bit. Prock has been trying to find out Wong's online name all night but Wong refuses to tell him.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 12:31 AM Local Time
Danny Wong and John Kranyak got into a raising war preflop. By the time the smoke cleared, Wong was all in. Wong showed     and Kranyak said, "I have the nuts" as he rolled over    . Board:           After the hand, Wong is up to 100,000.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 12:28 AM Local Time
On the turn, the board showed        . Jean-Robert Bellande check-raised a bet from Michael Kachan and Kachan made it three bets to go. Bellande called. The river fell the   and Bellande checked to Kachan. Kachan took a long time before acting and Bellande said, "If it's that close, I have you." Kachan said, "No, you don't." Finally, Kachan bet out and Bellande raised. Kachan didn't see the raise and just flipped his hand over. The floor was called over and Kachan was told that he had the option as to whether he can raise, call, or fold. Oddly enough, Kachan elected to only call. The reason why it was odd is because Kachan showed     for quad eights.
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