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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 to Friday, June 10, 2011

Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout (2,000 Max)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,944,000
  • Entries: 1,440
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 10, 2011 9:08 PM Local Time

Andrew Badecker, now back in a comfort zone raised to 50,000 preflop from UTG and Dan Makowsky called on the button. The flop came     and Badecker continued with a bet of 48,000 but Makowsky bumped it up to 125,000 in total. Badecker then moved all in for his remaining 900,000 or so and Makowsky fidgeted a bit before deciding to let it go.

Friday, June 10, 2011 8:59 PM Local Time

Andrew Badecker raised to 60,000 in the small blind and Erik Cajelais called.

The flop came     Badecker bet 45,000 and Cajelais called.

The turn was the   and again Badecker bet, this time 100,000. Cajelais again just elected to call.

The river was the   and Badecker moved all in for 318,000. Cajelais called.

Badecker flipped over    for a flopped full house and Cajelais tossed his    for a rivered flush into the muck and Badecker picked up the pot. He is now at 1,050,000 and Cajelais has fallen to 600,000

Andrew Badecker1,050,000243,000
Erik Cajelais600,000-300,000
Friday, June 10, 2011 8:49 PM Local Time

Dan Kelly

Ridiculously big pot alert!

Dan Kelly opened to 60,000 from early position and Dan Makowsky made it 175,000 in the cutoff but no sooner had Kelly four bet to 500,000 than Makowsky had moved all in and Kelly had basically shrugged and said, "Call.:


The Kelly rail bellowed for an ace but the board came       and Makowsky shipped the biggest pot of the tournament. He's now a huge chip leader with around half the chips in play.

Friday, June 10, 2011 8:44 PM Local Time

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Friday, June 10, 2011 8:37 PM Local Time

Andrew Badecker

There were double-ups in back to back hands with six to go here in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.

In the first hand, Dan Kelly raised to 40,000 under-the gun, Daniel Makowsky re-raised to 120,000 and Andrew Badecker re-raised to 1,000,000 putting both Kelly and Makowsky all in. Kelly folded, but Makowsky eventually made the call.

Makowsky flipped over    to the    of Badecker. The board ran      
Makowsky doubled up to 1,838,000 and Badecker fell back to about 1,600,000.

The very next hand, Badecker raised to 50,000 on the button and Dan Kelly re-raised to 112,000 from the small blind with Badecker making the call.

The flop came     Kelly bet 136,000 and Badecker called.

The turn was the   and Kelly open-shoved all in for around 545,000 with a call from Badecker.

Kelly had    for top pair and Badecker had    for second pair and a flush draw. The river was the  , a brick for Badecker, and Kelly moved up to 1,376,000. Badecker, who was up around 2,500,000 only two hands before, fell to 807,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 10, 2011 8:25 PM Local Time
Level: 6
Blinds: 12000/24000
Ante: 4000
Friday, June 10, 2011 8:04 PM Local Time

Vitaly Lunkin is eliminated

Andrew Badecker raised to 44,000 preflop before Vitaly Lunkin three bet to 106,000 behind him. However
Badecker made it 230,000 to go and Lunkin responded by moving all in, Badecker quickly calling.


The flop brought some "Oohs" and "Aahs" as it came     before Badecker caught the   to eliminate some
of the Russian's outs. The river was the   and Badecker's friends celebrated as we dropped to six players.

Friday, June 10, 2011 7:42 PM Local Time

Jonathan Spinks

Other than a three way checked down pot on a board of a       that was won by Andrew Badecker's   , the other three pots have all gone to Jon Spinks.

He called a 40,000 raise from Erik Cajelais and bet 53,000 to win the pot when Cajelais checked the     flop.

Spinks followed this up by raising to 42,000 and then moving all in when Dan Kelly made it 108,000 in the small blind, eliciting a snap-fold from the youngster.

Finally Spinks opened from UTG+1 to 42,000 and Cajelais called in the big blind only for the latter to check-fold when Spinks bet 54,000 on the     flop.

Friday, June 10, 2011 7:25 PM Local Time
Level: 5
Blinds: 10000/20000
Ante: 3000
Friday, June 10, 2011 6:33 PM Local Time
Andrew Badecker1,449,000-1,000
Jonathan Spinks1,445,000-5,000
Erik Cajelais1,187,00037,000
Daniel Makowsky908,000-57,000
Dan Kelly876,000246,000
Robbie Verspui694,000394,000
Vitaly Lunkin639,000-321,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 10, 2011 6:27 PM Local Time

Players are now on a one hour dinner break. Cards back in the air at 8:25 PM PST

Friday, June 10, 2011 6:19 PM Local Time

Jonathan Webber reacts negatively to the flop.

Jon Spinks opened to 33,000 from UTG and it was passed around to Joseph Webber in the big blind who moved all in for 605,000. Spinks took a deep breath, thought for a moment and made the call.


The flop gave Spinks an almost certain lock coming    , Webber needed a ten and nothing else but the   turn and   river didn't help him and he went out in 8th place. Spinks, winning the huge pot is now join chip leader.

Jonathan Spinks1,450,000600,000
Joseph Webber0-700,000
Friday, June 10, 2011 6:03 PM Local Time
Andrew Badecker1,450,00073,000
Erik Cajelais1,150,000109,000
Daniel Makowsky965,000157,000
Vitaly Lunkin960,00027,000
Jonathan Spinks850,000326,000
Joseph Webber700,000-399,000
Dan Kelly630,000-369,000
Robbie Verspui300,000-246,000
Friday, June 10, 2011 5:59 PM Local Time

Jon Spinks raised to 33,000 from the cutoff and Dan Kelly defended in the big blind. Both players checked the     flop before Kelly led out for 60,000 on the   turn, Spinks made the call and both players checked the   river.

Kelly showed    but Spinks had him dominated with    to win the pot.

Friday, June 10, 2011 5:49 PM Local Time

It has been an action day so far and the final table has been no different.

In one particular hand, Andrew Badecker raised to 27,000 from under-the-gun with a call from Makowsky and a re-raise to 85,000 from Jonathan Spinks. The action was back to Badecker and he re-raised to 175,000. Daniel Makowsky who had only called to start the hand, then re-raised again to 350,000 inciting insta-folds from Spinks and Badecker. Makowsky scooped the huge pot without ever seeing a flop.

A few hands later, Joseph Webber raised it up to 50,000 from middle position with a call from Andrew Badecker in the cutoff. On the flop of     Webber bet 105,000 and Badecker smooth called.

The turn came   and Webber bet out again, this time 225,000. Again, Badecker just called.

The river was a   and Webber slowed down with a check. Badecker took the opportunity to make a big bet of 590,000 and Webber folded to give Badecker the massive pot

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 10, 2011 5:32 PM Local Time

Vitaly Lunkin - Russian to Victory?

More chips for Vitaly Lunkin, who opened under the gun and had Dan Kelly call him in the big blind. Kelly check-called bets of 28,000 on the     flop, then 52,000 on the   turn and finally 104,000 on the   river.

Lunkin quietly turned over    for flopped top set and shipped the pot.

Friday, June 10, 2011 5:26 PM Local Time

Jonathan Spinks

Robbie Verspui opened to 25,000 UTG and Andrew Badecker made it 57,000 from UTG+1, it was passed Erik Cajelais in the hijack and he made it 125,000 to go. But then if that wasn't enough, Jon Spinks in the small blind rechecked his cards before moving all in for 550,000 in total. Verspui and Badecker quickly got out of the way and Cajelais tanked for about two minutes before folding    face up.

Spinks almost nodded at this but kept his hand firmly face down as it went into the muck

Friday, June 10, 2011 5:25 PM Local Time
Level: 4
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 2000
Friday, June 10, 2011 5:16 PM Local Time

David Pham eliminated.

Only two hands into our final table, David Pham is out.

The first hand of the table, Pham in early position raised to 32,000 preflop. Robbie Verspui called and Vitaly Lunkin re-raised to 100,000. Pham counted out his chips and then four bet to 235,000. Lunkin didn't think very long before he re-raised all in. Pham folded and was down to 303,000

The very next hand, Robbie Verspui raised to 32,000 from early position, Erik Cajelais re-raised to 75,000 from the button and David Pham went all in for his remaining stack of 301,000. Verspui folded and Cajelais quickly made the call with   . Pham showed    and they were off to the races.

The board ran out       with no help for Pham, and almost as soon as he started the final table, he was finished with it. Cajelais moved over the 1,000,000 chip mark after that hand

Friday, June 10, 2011 4:58 PM Local Time

And we are off...

Playtika - Jason Alexander