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2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 to Friday, June 26, 2009

Event #47: $2,500 Mixed Limit/No-Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,212,100
  • Entries: 527
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 26, 2009 8:06 PM Local Time
In the end, it took just one hand for Bahador Ahmadi to claim the bracelet. When John McGuiness moved all in for his last 200,000, Ahmadi could easily afford the call after amassing a huge chip lead during the previous Limit session, mostly by calling down the uber-aggressive McGuiness. Ahmadi played solidly over the course of the entire final table, changing gears when necessary and never appearing rattled even as play grew more aggressive at a short-handed table. In the end, his measured approach toward paid off with a victory worth $278,104 and a shiny new bracelet. Congratulations to our deserving champion!
Friday, June 26, 2009 8:02 PM Local Time
In the first hand heads up, it all went in on a       flop. McGuiness was in for his last 290,000 and Ahmadi made the call. Ahmadi:     McGuiness:     The turn was the   and that was it, McGuiness was drawing dead. The river was a meaningless   and the two players embraced, McGuiness over $172,000 better off.
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:54 PM Local Time
Bahador Ahmadi made it 105,000 to go from the button and Ylon Schwartz moved all in for a total of 495,000 from the big blind. Ahmadi took his time before making the call. Schwartz:    Ahmadi:    When the board ran       Schwartz couldn't improve and left in third place with $112,967.
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:48 PM Local Time
Bahador Ahmadir has really been going well in the limit over the last half hour, he's ground his opponents down and is sitting with about 3 million of the 4 million chips in play.
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:42 PM Local Time
Ahmadi raises preflop to 100,000 and McGuiness makes it 150,000 in the big blind. The flop is       and both players check. On the   turn Ahmadi bets 100,000 and McGuiness makes it 120,000. Ahmadi calls and both players check the   river. McGuiness shows     but Ahmadi's     wins
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:38 PM Local Time
Ylon Schwartz raised from the small blind and Bahador Ahmadi called from the big. Schwartz then bet each street on a board of       before turning over    for queen high, which couldn't beat Ahmadi's pair of 7s with his   .
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:32 PM Local Time
Ahmadi raises preflop and McGuiness calls.       Ahmadi bets and McGuiness calls.   Ahmadi bets again and McGuiness raises, Ahmadi reraises McGuiness all in and the latter calls. Ahmadi:     McGuiness:     The river is the   and McGuiness avoids the bullets to double up.
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:32 PM Local Time
In what's becoming a two player fight, John McGuiness raised and Bahador Ahmadi called taking us to a flop of    . Ahmadi bet and McGuiness called, taking us to the turn where both players checked the  . Ahmadi then bet the   on the river. McGuiness raised, Ahmadi three bet, and McGuiness four bet before showing ace-four for top pair. It wasn't good enough though, as Ahmadi showed ace-queen for top two and took the pot.
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:27 PM Local Time
Schwartz raises to 100,000 and Ahmadi calls in the big blind. Schwartz bets all the way of a           river but Ahmadi calls him down with     and Schwartz can only show    .
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:26 PM Local Time
Bahador Ahmadi opened for a raise and John McGuiness made his standard three bet. Ylon Schwartz folded, Ahmadi made a fourth bet and McGuiness capped the action before a flop of    . McGuiness bet again at the   on the turn, and Ahmadi decided not to come along.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:19 PM Local Time
On a flop of    , Bahador Ahmadi check-called a bet from John McGuiness and then took the lead, betting the   on the turn. McGuinnes raised and Ahmadi called. Ahmadi then check-called the   on the river, before showing    for the winning flush.
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:16 PM Local Time
With the board reading        , it's checked to Bahador Ahmadi who bets 100,000. Both McGuiness and Schwartz call and the river is the  . It's checked to Ahmadi again who bets 100,000 and the other two fold.
Friday, June 26, 2009 7:12 PM Local Time
Players have returned from dinner and we're playing Limit Hold 'em with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and 60,000/120,000 limits.
Friday, June 26, 2009 6:08 PM Local Time
Players are away from the table for an hour.
Friday, June 26, 2009 6:06 PM Local Time
McGuiness raises to 65,000 on the button and Schwartz calls in the small blind. The flop is      . Schwartz bets 85,000 and McGuiness calls. The turn is the   and Schwartz fires out 115,000. McGuiness raises all in for about 700,000. Schwartz tanks for a good five minutes before folding. McGuiness showed the  
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 26, 2009 5:43 PM Local Time
When Ylon Schwartz put in a standard opening raise from the button, John McGuiness made it an additional 250,000 from the big blind. Schwartz, in his usual style, tanked for more than a minute before mucking his hand.
Friday, June 26, 2009 5:35 PM Local Time
With three players remaining, here are our chip counts. Ylon Schwartz - 2,000,000 John McGuiness - 1,200,000 Bahador Ahmadi - 750,000
Friday, June 26, 2009 5:33 PM Local Time
Ylon Schwartz raises to 80,000. Karlo Lopez makes 120,000 and John McGuiness makes it 160,000. Schwartz and Lopez make the call. The flop is      , McGuiness bets 40,000. Schwartz calls and Lopez calls all in for 19,000. The turn is   and McGuiness bets 80,000. Schwartz folds and McGuiness flips    , leaving Lopez'     drawing dead before the   river.
Friday, June 26, 2009 5:26 PM Local Time
John McGuiness raised from the small blind and Ylon Schwartz made the call from the big. A flop of     brought a 40,000 bet from McGuiness and raise to 80,000 from Schwartz. McGuiness put in a three bet and Schwartz put him all in. When the hands were shown, McGuiness'    was ahead of Schwartz's   . That lead held as the turn and river came   , giving McGuiness the winning flush.
Friday, June 26, 2009 5:18 PM Local Time
Ylon Schwartz raises preflop to 80,000 and Barry Greenstein calls all but about 30,000 of his remaining chips. The flop is       and Greenstein moves in with    . Schwartz calls with    . The turn is the  , the river is the   and Greenstein is eliminated.
Playtika - Jason Alexander