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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 17, 2011 to Sunday, June 19, 2011

Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,870,050
  • Entries: 685
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:30 PM Local Time

Warren Fund opened the hi-jack to 38,000 and Zimnan Ziyard defended his big blind.

The flop of     was checked through to see the   land on the turn. Ziyard led out for 55,000, and Fund quickly kicked his cards to the muck.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:29 PM Local Time

Austin Scott entered the pot with a raise to 32,000 and Sam Stein defended his big blind.

The flop of     saw Scott fire a continuation-bet of 40,000 to prompt a fold from Scott.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:22 PM Local Time

Warren Fund picked up chips through aggression.

Warren Fund picked up two pots in a row after the flop by betting the pot. Both were three-handed and Fund picked up a couple hundred thousand in chips.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:16 PM Local Time

Zimnan Ziyard opened to 35,000 from the button and Austin Scott defended his big blind to see a     flop fall.

Both players checked before the   landed on the turn and Scott pushed out a bet of 44,000. Ziyard made the call as the river of the   saw Scott continue with a bet of 110,000. Ziyard made the call, but would be forced to muck when Scott tabled his      for a rivered full house as he moves to 870,000 in chips.

Austin Scott870,000200,000
Zimnan Ziyard280,000-220,000
Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:08 PM Local Time

From middle position, Christian Harder entered the pot with a raise to 36,000 and was successful in picking up the blinds.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:07 PM Local Time

Warren Fund kicked off the final table with a pot-raise from the hi-jack amounting to 56,000.

The blinds swiftly folded and Fund collected the first pot of the final table.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:04 PM Local Time
Ben Lamb2,005,000885,000
Christian Harder1,250,000370,000
Adam Junglen818,00018,000
Austin Scott670,00010,000
Sam Stein635,000-5,000
Warren Fund625,00010,000
Zimnan Ziyard500,0000
Brock Parker362,000-143,000
Dilyan Kovachev195,000-5,000
Sunday, June 19, 2011 8:00 PM Local Time

Play has resumed with the final nine players lining up as follows.

1Christian Harder
2Warren Fund
3Brock Parker
4Sam Stein
5Ben Lamb
6Zimnan Ziyard
7Adam Junglen
8Austin Scott
9Dilyan Kovachev
Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:00 PM Local Time

Following the elimination of Tex Barch, the final nine players are heading on a 60-minute dinner break.

See you back here at 9:00 p.m. PDT for the re-commencement of play.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 7:00 PM Local Time

Tex Barch 10th Place.

Christian Harder opened for 28,000, Brock Parker called behind and Tex Barch reraised 111,000. Harder called pot to get Barch all in and Parker got out of the way. Barch was all in holding         and Harder held        .

The board ran           and Harder's two pair eliminated Barch from the tournament. The official final table was set and they broke for dinner.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:57 PM Local Time

As a reminder, the 685-player field formed a $1,870,050 prizepool, and once we lose one more, the final nine will be playing for a top prize of $420,802. There are however some decent bankroll-padding pay packets in-between as the final table payouts sit as follows.

Final Table Payouts

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:50 PM Local Time

With just over six-minutes remaining on the clock, the cards are finally back in the air!

The plan is to play until we lose one more before heading on our 60-minute dinner break.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:49 PM Local Time
Ben Lamb1,120,00010,000
Christian Harder880,00080,000
Adam Junglen800,00070,000
Austin Scott660,000100,000
Sam Stein640,000105,000
Warren Fund615,00045,000
Brock Parker505,00095,000
Zimnan Ziyard500,000170,000
Dilyan Kovachev200,000-46,000
Tex Barch190,000-170,000
Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:47 PM Local Time
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Christian Harder880,000
2Warren Fund615,000
3Brock Parker505,000
4Sam Stein640,000
5Tex Barch190,000
6Ben Lamb1,120,000
7Zimnan Ziyard500,000
8Adam Junglen800,000
9Austin Scott660,000
10Dilyan Kovachev200,000
Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:33 PM Local Time

The remaining ten players have been moved the ESPN feature table. We are experiencing a slight delay due to the lights not being on. Play will begin shortly.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:33 PM Local Time

Romik Vartzar - 11th Place

Catching the action on the     flop, we found Romik Vartzar leading out for 35,000 from the big blind.

The preflop raiser - Zimnan Ziyard - made the call as the   landed on the turn and Vartzar moved all in for his last 65,000. Ziyard instantly made the call.


With Vartzar drawing dead, he was headed to the rail in 11th place to leave us with an unofficial final table of ten.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:19 PM Local Time

John Juanda

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

John Juanda33621$410,067
Amir Lehavot330.7521$578,454
Sean Getzwiller32521$647,854
Steve Landfish317.7020$330,044
Viacheslav Zhukov31511$465,216
Jake Cody313.1321$856,427
Daniel Idema309.5021$384,738
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier299.2531$364,565
Allen Bari292.6331$883,469
Jason Sommerville291.5021$525,274

*Standings through Event #28

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:17 PM Local Time

With players only one elimination from moving to the Thunder-Dome, and another from making a WSOP final table, it is understandable that play has tightened.

With the difference between busting now and collecting the gold bracelet nearly $400,000, we do expect that this conservative play may continue for a while.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:04 PM Local Time

After knocking out Jeremy Harkin in 12th place, Ben Lamb proceeded to raise the action the next two hands to successfully win the blinds.

With those two pots, Lamb has just pushed over the one-million chip mark.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:02 PM Local Time

Christian Harder limped the small blind only to have Brock Parker pot the action to 36,000 from the big. Harder made the call before checking the     flop as Parker continued for 45,000.

Harder slid out a check-raise of 140,000, and after a moment of deliberation, Parker kicked his cards to the muck.