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2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 21, 2009 to Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Event #41: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (1,000 player max)

  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $1,316,000
  • Entries: 280
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:55 PM Local Time
In less than five hours of play we've reduced our final shootout table of five down to one Hungarian winner in the shape of Peter Traply. This final was very aggressive from the get-go with most flops only being seen after a three-bet was called. Nasr El Nasr was responsible for setting this tone and looked odds on to dominate the table but he had pockets aces cracked by the eventual runner-up. Peter Traply played a great game throughout and took so many chips without having to showdown much at all. His biggest challenge was to keep his mind focused after thinking he had won but after a recount it emerged Andrew Lichtenberger still had 250,000 chips. Soon those chips has doubled a few times to the chip lead but Traply held strong and saw off his formidable young opponent to claim his and Hungary's first WSOP bracelet.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:46 PM Local Time
These two players aren't afraid to play their big hands fast preflop and they both happily committed with their holdings in this hand. Peter Traply --     Andrew Lichtenberger --     The final board ran          . With that Andrew is eliminated and Peter is mobbed by his friends. Andrew got lucky early to crack El Nasr's aces but he showed his class throughout this final table table experience and so very nearly make a remarkable comeback after being crippled during heads-up play.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:37 PM Local Time
Peter -- 5,784,000 Andrew -- 1,716,000
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:34 PM Local Time
Andrew made it 100,000 to go and Peter made it 325,000 total. Pot to Peter as Andrew quickly folded.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:28 PM Local Time
Peter raised to 115,000 and Andrew called to take us to a       that both players checked. The   turn saw Peter bet 155,000 and Andrew call. The   river saw both players check and Peter take the pot with    .
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:19 PM Local Time
Andrew makes it 100,000 to go before Peter makes it 325,000 total. It's good as Andrew folds.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:11 PM Local Time
Peter raised to 100,000 and Andrew called to see a       flop. Andrew checks to face a 155,000 bet from Peter which he called. The turn came   and Andrew checked again to face a 355,000 bet. Another call to take us to the   river where Andrew checked for a third time. Peter's bet was 880,000 and a quick call by Andrew before he mucked upon seeing Peter's     for the nut flush. Advantage Peter Traply again.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 6:02 PM Local Time
Andrew raised to 100,000 and Peter called before the       flop came down. They checked through to the   turn where Peter bet 140,000 to take the pot.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:59 PM Local Time
This see-saw battle continues.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:53 PM Local Time
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:52 PM Local Time
Peter raised and Andrew called before a       came down. Andrew led out for 150,000 to face a 455,000 raise. He quickly let it go and Peter gets back on the right track.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:48 PM Local Time
Andrew -- 3,811,000 Peter -- 3,689,000
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:47 PM Local Time
Andrew raised and Peter called to see a       flop. Peter checked to face a 150,000 bet that he raised to 415,000 total. Andrew then raised another 395,000 piling the pressure back on the Hungarian. The pressure worked as Peter folded.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:43 PM Local Time
Andrew limped to face an all in bet from Peter. He took his time, stretched his arms and called with     and it was a great call too as Peter opened    . The board ran          . Andrew had to sweat the flush draw even after hitting a set but his hand held and it really is game on now.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:37 PM Local Time
Peter made it 90,000 to go and Andrew three-bet to 260,000 and took another pot. --------- Next hand an Andrew button raise took it down.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:34 PM Local Time
Limped pot brought a       flop. When checked to Andrew he bet 60,000 that was called. The turn came   and both players checked to the   river. Peter led for 155,000 and Andrew folded.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:31 PM Local Time
Peter raises to 80,000 and Andrew three-bets to 260,000. Peter folds again.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:28 PM Local Time
Peter raised to 90,000 and Andrew reraised to 260,000, forcing a fold from Peter.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:27 PM Local Time
Andrew raised and Peter called to see a       flop. Andrew bet and Peter folded.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 5:24 PM Local Time
Peter open shoves and Andrew calls with     and it's another race as Peter has    . The board runs           to make Broadway and double up Andrew once more to over a million. Game back on.
Playtika - Jason Alexander