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2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 19, 2009 to Sunday, June 21, 2009

Event #38: $2,000 Limit Hold’em

  • Buy-in: $2,000
  • Prizepool: $811,720
  • Entries: 446
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:48 PM Local Time
Back up to a decisive chip lead for Marc Naalden after he raised from the button and called the reraise from Cowley. Cowley bet out on the       flop and Naalden flatted, but when Cowley bet out again on the   turn, Naalden raised. A call from Cowley, but he opted to check the   river -- and then fold to a bet from Naalden. Since then Naalden has gently whittled away at Cowley's stack, causing Cowley to drop another 100,000 or so. The current chip counts are somewhere in the region of 1.9 million for Naalden, 700,000 for Cowley.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:43 PM Local Time
A bit of poor luck for Marc Naalden -- he and Cowley got to the river of a board, with Naalden's     dominating Cowley's    . But the board in question ran out           -- they chopped the pot, and no change in the stacks.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:40 PM Local Time
Wow, the stacks are evening up and the Dutch rail has gone very quiet and tense. Cowley raised from the button and Naalden reraised. Call. Naalden bet out on the       board and Cowley flatted. Naalden bet out again on the   turn and this time Cowley raised. Naalden reraised, and a flat call from Cowley led them to see an   river. Naalden bet one more time and Cowley called. Cowley turned over pocket    , and Naalden announced that he was playing the board and just mucked. Cowley: 1.1 million Naalden: 1.5 million
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:34 PM Local Time
Steven Cowley is putting up an impressive resistance and is up to 750,000 after his     turned into a full house on the river of the           board. Naalden just mucked.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:31 PM Local Time
Cowley raised his button and Naalden reraised; call. Naalden bet out on every street of the           board and Cowley just called until the river, when he raised. Naalden called, but he just mucked when Cowley turned over    . Cowley's up to 500,000, but no feeling sorry for Naalden -- he's still on over 2 million.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:26 PM Local Time
This really doesn't seem very fair at all now. Steven Cowley: 325,000 Marc Naalden: 2.3 million
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:25 PM Local Time
Ian Johns doubled up to 150,000 after his     finally stayed ahead of a dominated hand -- namely the     in the hands of Marc Naalden -- on a           board. But Naalden took all those chips back again a hand or two later when his continued betting on the           board forced Johns to lay it down on the river. So Johns was down to 30,000 when he moved in on the button. Both players called, and they checked down the           board until Naalden bet out on the river; Cowley folded. Naalden turned over     again which had this time made a flush, and Johns just mucked as he exited in third place.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:19 PM Local Time
Good lord, the rail has got that little bit louder since EPT Grand Final winner Pieter de Korver turned up with a couple of scantily clad lovelies and started singing at the rail. They're very excitable, these Dutch folk.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:16 PM Local Time
Ian Johns is down to a mere 50,000 after losing two hands in a row, both times his chips heading into the mammoth stack of Marc Naalden. First up, he folded to a check-raise from Naalden on the turn of an         board; down to 195,000. Then he was most unfortunate to smack his     into the mighty, er,     of Naalden -- Naalden spiked a three, and Johns was nearing the felt.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:11 PM Local Time
Marc Naalden raised his cutoff and Tommy Hang reraised from the button; call. Naalden check-called Hang's bet on the         flop and then bet out on the   turn. Hang went all in for his last 70,000, Naalden called, and Tommy was all Hanged out to dry. Hang:     Naalden:     River:   To good-natured but frankly rather ungentlemanly celebration from the sizable Dutch rail, Hang is bust, and the Needle King is up to over 2 million.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:06 PM Local Time
Steven Cowley raised his button and Marc Naalden called from the big blind. Both players checked the       flop, and Naalden bet out on the   turn and again on the   river; both times Cowley called. Cowley just mucked, however, when Naalden turned over pocket    .
Sunday, June 21, 2009 5:03 PM Local Time
Tommy Hang is down to 190,000 and Ian Johns is up to 240,000 after Hang was forced to fold to a bet from Johns on the river of the           board.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:58 PM Local Time
And now, as though he's suddenly decided to give someone else a chance, Marc Naalden has boosted Steven Cowley's stack to 625,000. Naalden raised his button and both Tommy Hang in the small blind and Steven Cowley in the big blind called. The       flop checked around to Naalden who bet; Hang folded but Cowley raised. Call. Cowley bet out on the   turn and Naalden raised -- and after a while, Cowley three-bet. Naalden called, and then called again when Cowley bet out on the   river. Cowley turned over     to take the pot; Naalden flashed the  .
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:51 PM Local Time
A bit of a recovery for Tommy Hang. He called Marc Naalden's small blind raise from the big blind, and Naalden check-called Hang's bets all the way down the           board before mucking when Hang turned over    . Hang up to 335,000.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:47 PM Local Time
This almost seems unfair now. Ian Johns: 170,000 Tommy Hang: 190,000 Steven Cowley: 350,000 Marc Naalden: 1.94 million
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:42 PM Local Time
Marc Naalden raised under the gun and called Keating's feeble 55,000 all in from the small blind. Naalden:     Keating:     Board:           To chants of "Needle needle needle needle king!" from the now rather tipsy Dutch rail, Keating is busto.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:40 PM Local Time
Marc Naalden raised his small blind and Tommy Hang called from the big. Naalden bet out on the       flop and then reraised to Hang's raise. Hang called all in, and promptly doubled up. Hang:     Naalden:     Turn:   River:  
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:36 PM Local Time
Naalden's taken a chunk out of Keating this time, calling Keating's button raise with     in the big blind and then finding that Keating couldn't beat it after they checked down the           board. Keating: down to 130,000 Naalden: "runnning over the table" doesn't even begin to describe it
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:30 PM Local Time
No better luck for Tommy Hang -- he's down to 119,000 with the rest of his stack going to, you've guessed it, Marc Naalden. Naalden made up the small blind and Hang checked; they saw a       flop. Naalden bet out but Hang raised; he called and they saw a   turn. Naalden now check-raised and Hang called him, and then Naalden bet out on the   river. Hang called, but couldn't beat Naalden's    . Naalden is up to 1.7 million.
Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:25 PM Local Time
Ian Johns: 150,000 Marc Naalden: 1,400,000 Tommy Hang: 245,000 Steven Cowley: 480,000 Alex Keating: 210,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander