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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 03, 2024 to Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (6-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $3,372,210
  • Entries: 2,526
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 6, 2024 1:21 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 2 hours ago)
Simeon Spasov Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed to Claim Second Bracelet and $439,815!

Simeon Spasov

The Bulgarian rail was out in force on Wednesday night to witness Simeon Spasov win his second WSOP gold bracelet in Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed at the 2024 World Series of Poker.

Spasov defeated John Henry Gordon in heads-up play to win $439,815 in the tournament that drew a record-breaking 2,526 players for a prize pool of $3,372,210.

In addition to this victory awarding Spasov his second bracelet, it was also his second-largest score behind his 2022 win in the WSOP $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em Event for $527,944. Most people in the poker community would argue that winning a 6-max event is much harder and more prestigious, a claim backed up by the sheer talent that filtered through this tournament, but the Bulgarian had a differing opinion.

"Yeah, sure, maybe on Day 2 was tough… but the final table, no, last bracelet, was a much harder final table."

It is true that Day 3 was not as star-studded as it could have been, as most of the notables met their demise yesterday, but there was still a lot of talent left in the field, and one can never truly say winning a bracelet is easy.

Final Table Results

1Simeon SpasovBulgaria$439,815
2John Henry GordonUnited States$293,218
3Chih FanTaiwan$210,645
4Steve YeaSouth Korea$152,995
5Mark DubeUnited States$112,362
6Daniel PalauSpain$83,452
7Joseph Brum PachecoBrazil$62,687

Early Action

Day 3 kicked off with 17 players and the action was hot-n-heavy in the opening level of the day as Eric Deng and Jeffrey Vertes were both eliminated in 17th and 16th for $28,480. Patrick Truong, Daniel Buzgon, Matt Dodd, and Tommy Nguyen were sent out soon after for the same payout.

Within the next few levels, it was Jeremy Joseph, Corey Wick, and Francisco Vasquez who hit the rail and it was Anthony Marquez who burst the final table bubble after getting involved in a massive hand with Gordon who held aces against his ace-king in a 20,000,000 chip pot.

The players were then sent on a quick 25-minute dinner break and returned to the Feature Table to be streamed on PokerGO.

John Henry Gordon
John Henry Gordon

After that huge hand against Marquez, Gordon came into the final table as the overwhelming chip leader and continued his reign as he scored the first knockout on the final table when he felted Joseph Brum Pacheco with the nut straight holding queen-jack against Pacheco's pocket sevens.

After that, it was Spasov who took the reins and began his rise into second place, getting a big boost when he knocked out Daniel Palau in sixth place when his ace-queen bested Palau's pocket nines.

Gordon then decided that was enough action from Spasov and proceeded to knock out Mark Dube in fifth ($112,362), Chih Fan in fourth ($152,995), and Steve Yea in third ($210,645) to bring him into heads-up play with around 3:2 chip lead against Spasov.

This did not sit well with Spasov, as he almost immediately took a 2:1 lead in a hand in which he raised Gordon (who was bluffing) on the river in a big pot, forcing a fold.

Even then, it wasn't a done deal as Gordon clawed his way back to almost even stacks and then retook the lead for a short while. Then fate had other plans, as Spasov won some key pots and eventually got it all in with a flush versus the two-pair of Gordon. The board failed to give Gordon a full house and he was sent out as the 6-max runner-up while Spasov's Bulgarian rail erupted. He was then adorned with the WSOP gold bracelet and a handsome sum of $439,815.

That's the end of the WSOP Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed coverage, but be sure to keep a tab open on PokerNews for all WSOP updates and results!

Simeon Spasov
Simeon Spasov
Thursday, June 6, 2024 12:22 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
John Henry Gordon Eliminated in 2nd Place ($293,218)

John Gordon

John Henry Gordon raised from the big blind to 2,300,000 with    and Simeon Spasov after limping in made the call with   .

The flop arrived with     giving the best hand to Gordon and he placed a bet of 2,500,000 and Spasov made the call with his flush draw.

The turn   brought Spasov the flush and Gordon checked while Spasov bet 4,200,000. Gordon quickly announced all in for 17,000,000 and Spasov immediately called putting Gordon at risk for his tournament life.

The river   sealed the deal for Spasov as the champion.

Simeon Spasov63,150,00022,050,000
John Henry Gordon0-22,100,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 12:05 AM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Spasov's Semi Bluff Gets Through

John Henry Gordon raised on the big blind to 1,200,000 with    after Simeon Spasov limped in from the button with   . Spasov made the call.

The board brought a flush draw for Spasov and Gordon bet out 3,000,000 and Spasov called.

The turn   had Gordon checking and Spasov placed a bet of 2,200,000 and Gordon folded.

Simeon Spasov41,100,0006,600,000
John Henry Gordon22,100,000-6,600,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:58 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 3 hours ago)
Spasov Calls the River Bet

John Henry Gordon raised to 1,900,000 with   , and Simeon Spasov called from the big blind with   .

The flop was     and Spasov checked top pair and Gordon bet out 2,000,000. Spasov made the call.

The turn was the  , and both players checked.

The   arrived on the river, and Spasov checked again, and Gordon bet out 3,000,000. Spasov called with his top pair and took the lead again in chips.

Simeon Spasov34,500,0004,950,000
John Henry Gordon28,700,000-4,950,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:50 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 4 hours ago)
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:39 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 4 hours ago)
Break Time

Simeon Spasov and John Henry Gordon are battling it out heads up and now going on a quick break.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11:22 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 4 hours ago)
Gordon Makes Big Fold

Simeon Spasov Raised on the button to 1,250,000 with    and John Henry Gordon called with   .

On the flop     Gordon checked and Spasov bet out 1,000,000 and then Gordon three-bet to 2,500,000. Spasov called.

The   on the turn improved neither player and both of them checked.

Spasov hit the jackpot on the river   with top pair and Gordon placed the bet of 2,500,000 and Spasov came in for the massive raise to 12,000,000. Gordon went into the think tank and the rail was on their feet. Gordon made a big fold.

John Henry Gordon33,650,000-3,100,000
Simeon Spasov29,550,0002,100,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:58 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 4 hours ago)
Gordon Takes Back the Lead

John Henry Gordon

Simeon Spasov raised to 1,200,000 with    and John Henry Gordon three-bet from the big blind to 3,600,000 with   . Spasov made the call.

The flop was an uneventful     and both players checked.

The turn was the   and instigated a raise from Gordon to 3,000,000 which prompted a call from Spasov.

A   rolled off on the river and Gordon bet out 3,000,000 and Spasov with a pair of fives made the fold.

John Henry Gordon36,750,0007,300,000
Simeon Spasov27,450,000-6,300,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:49 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Gordon Swings Back

John Henry Gordon

Simeon Spasov opened to 1,200,000 with    and John Henry Gordon called    to see a flop of    .

Gordon checked, Sasov bet 800,000 with his eights, and Gordon called with his queen-high.

And just like that, Gordon drilled to the   on the turn for the nut straight and checked it over to Spasov, who checked back.

Unfortunately for Spasov, the river   gave him a set and he raised it up to 8,500,000 after a bet of 3,000,000 from Gordon.

Gordon then responded by moving all in for 18,000,000 and Spasov begrudgingly folded his set to award the large pot to Gordon.

Simeon Spasov33,750,000-8,400,000
John Henry Gordon29,450,0008,400,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:48 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 300,000
Gorilla Gaming
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:46 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Gordon Making a Comeback

John Henry Gordon raised on the button to 1,200,000 with    and Simeon Spasov made the call with the   .

Spasov had a favorable flop with     and Gordon placed the continuation bet of 1,500,000 and Spasov just flat called.

The turn   had both players check.

On the river  , Gordon bet 5,300,000 and Spasov made the call only to find out Gordon had made two pair on the river.

Simeon Spasov42,150,0000
John Henry Gordon21,050,0000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:39 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Spasov Patiently Waits for the River

Simeon Spasov raised to 1,000,000 on the button with    and John Henry Gordon made the call in the big blind with   .

The flop came out with    , and Gordon checked. Spasov fired out a bet for 750,000, and Gordon put in the check-raise to 2,000,000. Spasov made the call with top pair.

On the turn  , Gordon made a bet of 3,500,000, and Spasov called.

The river was the  , and Gordon fired again for 4,500,000. Spasov three-bet for 17,000,000, and Gordon said, "Good hand," and folded.

Simeon Spasov42,150,00015,925,000
John Henry Gordon21,050,000-15,925,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:26 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Heads-Up Break

With the elimination of Steve Yea, John Henry Gordon and Simeon Spasov are on a quick break before they begin their heads-up battle.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:24 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Steve Yea Eliminated in 3rd Place ($210,645)

Steve Yea

Steve Yea raised all in for 2,925,000 with   , and John Gordon called from the big blind with   .

The board ran out with      , and Yea, who fought hard throughout the tournament, was eliminated.

John Henry Gordon36,975,00010,175,000
Steve Yea0-4,925,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:12 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Spasov Picks off Bluff

Steve Yea limped in the small blind with   , and Simeon Spasov checked in the big blind with   .

The flop was    . Yea made a bet of 675,000, and Spasov called.

The   rolled off on the turn, Yea bet out 1,750,000, and Spasov called again.

The river   brought a bet from Yea of 3,200,000, and Spasov picked off the bluff and made the call to win the pot.

Simeon Spasov26,225,0004,625,000
Steve Yea4,925,000-13,625,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 10:00 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 5 hours ago)
Spasov Gets it Through

Simeon Spasov opened to 1,000,000 with    and was three-bet to 2,075,000 by John Henry Gordon with   . Spasov made the call and the two went to the flop of    , which saw a bet of 2,000,000 from Gordon with king-high and a call from Spasov with his open-ender and backdoor clubs.

The turn came the   and the action goes check-check to go to the river  , a brick.

Gordon decided to slow down and check which resulted in a bet of 3,000,000 from Spasov and a fold from Gordon.

John Henry Gordon26,800,000-4,200,000
Simeon Spasov21,600,0007,825,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 9:47 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 6 hours ago)
Chih Fan Eliminated in 4th Place ($152,995)

Chih Fan

After some prelfop back-and-forth, all the chips between Chih Fan and John Henry Gordon found their way into the middle, with Fan at risk.

Chih Fan:   [allin]
John Henry Gordon:   

Fan needed some help to stay alive, but the riunout of       did not provide and he was sent to the payout desk in fourth place.

John Henry Gordon31,000,0003,625,000
Chih Fan0-3,700,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 9:46 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 6 hours ago)
Gordon Gets the Bluff Through

Simeon Spasov raised to    to 1,000,000 from the button, Michael Gordon called with    and the big blind also called with   .

The flop came out     and Yea checked, Gordon checked and Spasov checked.

The turn   received a bet from Gordon of 800,000 and Yea folded and Spasov folded.

John Henry Gordon29,875,0002,500,000
Simeon Spasov13,775,000-2,275,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 9:42 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 6 hours ago)
Mark Dube Eliminated in 5th Place ($112,362)

Mark Dube

Even after staying alive with deuces the previous hand, Mark Dube was forced all in from the small blind with    but ran into the    once again, this time them belonging to John Henry Gordon.

No miracles happened on the       runout and Gordon was awarded the pot with kings full while Dube was sent to the payout desk in fifth place.

John Henry Gordon27,375,0003,250,000
Mark Dube0-25,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 9:37 PM Local Time (about 18 days and 6 hours ago)
Dube Coolered by Yea

Steve Yea

Mark Dube raised in the cutoff to 1,000,000 with    and Steve Yea Three-bet to 2,700,000 with   .
Dube four-bet to 8,650,000 all in and Yea made the call.

The board ran out as       and Yea won a monster pot.
Dube had a chip and a chair and was eliminated just a few hands later.

Steve Yea18,550,0007,350,000
Mark Dube25,000-7,075,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander