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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 to Saturday, July 03, 2010

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

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $739,800
  • Entries: 548
  • Remaining: 0

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Friday, July 2, 2010 8:00 PM Local Time

Brian Tate raised only to have Michael Schneider reraise. Action folded back to Tate who made the call.

It went check, bet, call on the     flop and   turn. When the   hit the river, it was Tate who bet out. Schneider reluctantly made the call only to see Schneider had made a flush with   . Schneider is down to 630,000 while Tate is up to around 800,000.

Friday, July 2, 2010 7:57 PM Local Time

In a battle of the blinds, Mike Schneider raised pre-flop and was called by big blind Joseph McGowan. Schneider continued on a flop of    , then shut it down after McGowan called. Both players checked the turn   and river  . Schneider had total air,   . He lost the pot to McGowan's pair of nines,   .

Friday, July 2, 2010 7:55 PM Local Time

Ben Yu raised from the hijack and Jonathan Little made the call from the big blind. The     came on the flop and it went check, bet, call. When the   appeared on the turn, it went check, bet, raise, call,

Little led out with a bet on the   river and Yu immediately mucked. Little managed to take 140,000 from Yu's stack.

Friday, July 2, 2010 7:47 PM Local Time

Ben Yu and Jonathan Little were at it again, with Little raising pre-flop and Yu calling from the blinds. Little bet an all-spade flop,    , after Yu checked it. Yu called that bet, then checked and called again on the   turn. Both players checked the   river. Yu showed down a busted draw,   ; Little collected the pot with a pair of sixes,   .

Friday, July 2, 2010 7:41 PM Local Time

Jonathan Little was on the button and raised. Ben Yu called from the big blind and saw the flop come    .

Yu checked, Little bet and Yu made the call. Both players checked the   on the river and then Yu led out on the   river. Little called but mucked after seeing Yu's    for two pair.

Little is down to 540,000 while Yu is up to 850,000.

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Friday, July 2, 2010 6:31 PM Local Time

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Friday, July 2, 2010 6:29 PM Local Time

Ben Yu and Joseph McGowan took a raised flop of    . Yu had first action and checked it over to McGowan, who made a bet. Yu check-raised but was raised back by McGowan. Yu called to the   turn, where he checked and called another bet. The river fell  . Yu checked one more time, but tried another check-raise after a bet by McGowan. McGowan thought things over for about twenty seconds before folding.

Friday, July 2, 2010 6:24 PM Local Time

Brian Tate four-bet preflop and Sijbrand Maal made the call. The flop came     and Tate bet. Maal raised and a series of raises occurred until action was capped at 75,000.

When the   hit the turn, Tate bet and Maal raised all in for 54,000 total. Tate called and showed    for top two pair while Maal showed    for a pair of queens with a flush draw.

The river was a blank and no help to Maal. He was eliminated from the tournament in seventh place and will take home $17,215.

Friday, July 2, 2010 6:18 PM Local Time

Ben Yu was in the big blind and called a pre-flop raise made by Joseph McGowan. There was lots of action on an all-heart flop of    . Yu checked, then check-raised a McGowan bet. McGowan fired back with a re-raise that Yu called. Both players checked the   turn. When the river paired the board  , Yu bet, only to see McGowan raise him. Yu took about fifteen seconds before folding his hand.

Friday, July 2, 2010 6:16 PM Local Time

Joe McGowan was on the button and raised to 30,000. Jonathan Little reraised to 45,000 from the button and McGowan made the call.

The flop came down     and Little bet. McGowan called and the same action took place when the   hit the turn. When the   came on the river, Little bet and McGowan raised.

Little seemed concerned but made the call. He flung his cards into the muck in frustration when he saw McGowan had made two pair on the river with   . McGowan is up to 550,000 while Little falls to 664,000.

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Friday, July 2, 2010 6:10 PM Local Time

Ben Yu raised from the small blind and was called by big blind Mike Schneider. Yu bet every street of a       board. Schneidere called every step of the way, including the river. At showdown, Yu turned up an unimproved   , but his ace-jack was enough to take down the pot after Schneider mucked.

Friday, July 2, 2010 6:05 PM Local Time

Ben Yu raised from middle position and Brendan Taylor reraised from the small blind. Yu made the call and the two saw a flop of    .

Taylor bet, Yu raised and Taylor called. The turn was the   and it went check, bet, call. The same betting occurred on the   river and Yu turned up    for a flopped set. Taylor mucked and dropped to 147,000.

Friday, July 2, 2010 5:49 PM Local Time

Jon Little and Sijbrand Maal were heads-up to a flop of    . Little checked it to the pre-flop aggressor Maal, who fired out a bet. Little raised and was called. The turn   put a third spade on board. Little bet and Maal called. There was no change on the   river. Again Little bet, again Maal called. Little turned up a flush,   , which was the winner.

Friday, July 2, 2010 5:46 PM Local Time

Jonathan Little and Brendan Taylor both had 60,000 in preflop when the flop came    . Taylor bet and Little called. The same betting occurred on the   turn and   river.

Taylor showed    for a pair of jacks but was behind Little's   . Little added 135,000 of Taylor's chips to his stack.

Friday, July 2, 2010 5:44 PM Local Time

Sijbrand Maal has quite a rail of Dutch comrades here in the Orange Section of the Amazon Room. They were thrilled to see him take down a recent pot against Mike Schneider. Maal opened pre-flop with a raise, then called Schneider's in-position three-bet. Schneider continued after Maal checked a     flop, with Schneider making the call. Both players checked the   turn. When the river fell  , Maal's single bet went uncalled and he dragged the pot.

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Friday, July 2, 2010 5:39 PM Local Time

Michael Schneider raised under the gun only to have Brendan Taylor reraise from middle position. Everyone else folded and Schneider made the call.

The flop came down     and it went check, bet, call. In fact, the betting was the same on the   turn and   river. Taylor turned over the    for the nut flush and Schneider mucked.

Taylor is up to 530,000 while Schneider dropped to 650,000.

Friday, July 2, 2010 5:28 PM Local Time

It was an ugly, ugly final table for Terrence Chan. Nothing went right for him here today. On his final hand, he re-raised after Jon Little opened with a raise. Little four-bet and the out-of-position Chan called. On a jack-high flop of    , Chan checked to the aggressor. Little bet, then re-raised after Chan check-raised. Down to his last bet, Chan put it in and Little called.

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The look of disgust and resignation on Chan's face when he saw Little's aces said it all. Chan picked up his bag, said, "This was fun. Good luck everyone," and was off to the payouts cage before the   hit the turn. We couldn't even see him in the sea of people in the Amazon Room by the time the   river came to officially eliminate him in 8th place

Friday, July 2, 2010 5:24 PM Local Time

Joe McGowan raised from the cutoff and Brendan Taylor reraised from the button. The blinds folded and McGowan made the call. The flop came down     and it went check, bet, call.

The same betting occurred on the   turn and   river. Taylor showed    for a rivered pair of eights but McGowan showed    for a bigger pair. Taylor dropped to 405,000 after the hand while McGowan is up to

Friday, July 2, 2010 5:24 PM Local Time

All of our pots have been raised, of course, so there was nothing different in a pot between Jonathan Little and Sijbrand Maal. Maal checked and called a bet on a queen-high flop,    . When the turn fell a third Broadway card, the  , Maal checked again. Little bet again but was greeted with a check-raise from Maal. Little called that raise and called on more bet on the   river. Maal showed two pair,   , to collect the pot.

Friday, July 2, 2010 5:14 PM Local Time

After giving up on his last hand, Brendan Taylor took it to the hoop this time around against Jonathan Little. Taylor opened for a raise pre-flop, then called after Little re-raised him in position. Taylor checked and called a bet on a seven-high flop,    . When the turn paired the board  , he checked and then raised after Little fired a second time. Little called that raise, then called a final bet on the   river. He couldn't beat Taylor's   , which had flopped a pair of sevens.

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