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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 to Thursday, June 23, 2011

Event #36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $3,944,850
  • Entries: 1,734
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:32 PM Local Time
Kent Padgett1,130,000420,000
Eddy Sabat1,100,00045,000
Conrad Monica625,00075,000
Hassan Babajane580,000-180,000
Yun Fan430,000-94,000
Edgar De La Torre315,000-135,000
Michael Michnik280,000-6,000
Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:27 PM Local Time

We couldn't tell how the money got in, but the last ~175,000 of Robert Stevanovski's chips ended up in the middle before the flop as he held    . Alessio Fratti looked him up with    , and the           flop did nothing to improve Stevanovski's plight. He's out in 22nd place, and we're really clipping along here in the first two levels.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:24 PM Local Time

Action folded all the way around to Randy Dorfman in the small blind, he raised and James St. Hilaire moved all in from the big blind after a short period of thought. Dorfman called and tabled     and St. HIlaire held    .

The board ran           and Dorfman was left with only 48,000.

James St. Hilaire700,000420,000
Randy Dorfman48,000-342,000
Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:20 PM Local Time

Steven Watts - out

Under the gun, Eddy Sabat raised to 27,000, and Steven Watts three-bet shoved for just less than 260,000 from the button. Sabat made the call with his covering stack, and the race was on.


Sabat's horse ran faster as the board came          , and he's eliminated Watts in 23rd place.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:14 PM Local Time
Thomas Middleton1,320,000890,000
Mikhail Lakhitov1,150,0000
Thomas Miller970,000-530,000
Alexis Bouchiouane765,000-81,000
Barry Woods750,000260,000
Matthew Berkey575,000275,000
Dwyte Pilgrim510,00020,000
Randy Dorfman390,00020,000
John Zentner385,000-55,000
Patrick Smith350,000132,000
James St. Hilaire280,00020,000
Lars Bonding280,000113,000
Richard Gryko245,000-225,000
Alessio Fratti175,000-227,000
Robert Stevanovski175,000-295,000
Matthew Schwarmann120,000-53,000
Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:14 PM Local Time

Matthew Schwarmann - out

We missed the hand that did him in, but Matthew Schwarmann has just been eliminated.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:13 PM Local Time

Nicholas Petrangelo just had a disastrous level. He went from above average in chips to out of the tournament by losing a few key hands.

We missed the action of the hand but we caught the aftermath. The board was           and Mikhail Lakhitov moved all in on the river and Petrangelo called. Lakhitov turned over     and Petrangelo showed     and left the table in a foul mood.

Mikhail Lakhitov1,150,000169,000
Nicholas Petrangelo0-320,000
Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:10 PM Local Time

Brian Warren - out

Brian Warren open-shoved his     into the     of Dwyte Pilgrim, and things would only get worse. Pilgrim flopped a pair, and the board ran out           to ship him the pot. It includes the rest of Warren's chips, and it moves Pilgrim up to about 490,000 with 25 players left.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:08 PM Local Time
2791Yun Fan
2792Patrick Smith
2793Conrad Monica
2794Steven Watts
2795Michael Michnik
2796Edgar De La Torre
2797Eddy Sabat
2798Hassan Babajane
2799Kent Padgett
2851Nicholas Petrangelo
2853Lars Bonding
2854Randy Dorfman
2856James St. Hilaire
2857Mikhail Lakhitov
2858Richard Gryko
2859John Zentner
2911Matthew Berkey
2912Dwyte Pilgrim
2914Barry Woods
2915Alessio Fratti
2916Brian Warren
2917Robert Stevanovski
2919Matthew Schwarmann
Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:05 PM Local Time

NIcholas Petrangelo opened from the cutoff and Randy Dorfman moved all in from the small blind. Petrangelo called and Dorfman tabled    . Petrangelo held     and the board ran          .

Dorfman doubled with the win and Petrangelo is still above 300,000.

Randy Dorfman370,000110,000
Nicholas Petrangelo320,000-30,000
Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:59 PM Local Time

In the small blind, Yun Fan open-shoved, putting the decision on Patrick Smith for his full stack of 197,000. Oops. Smith quickly called with    , and Fan sheepishly turned up    .

The board ran through          , and Smith finds his double back over 400,000. With that misstep, Fan is knocked all the way down to just 130,000.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:50 PM Local Time

Kent Padgett

In early position, Kent Padgett opened to 31,000, and Eric Shanks reraised all in for 307,000 from the big blind. Padgett made the call with    , and he was flipping for the knockout against Shanks'    .

Mr. Padgett is running hot today, and the dealer kept his streak alive with a clean board that came          . Unable to catch up, Shanks is out in 27th place, and Pagett is the new chip leader with 1.12 million.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:48 PM Local Time

Tom Marchese - out

We missed the action on this hand but we can tell you that Barry Woods just knocked out Tom Marchese. Woods had     and Marchese held    . The board ran           and Woods earned the knockout and is at 490,000.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:41 PM Local Time

Robert Stevanovski opened for 32,000 in the cutoff and Kevin Eyster moved all in from the small blind. Stevanovski insta-called and tabled    , again. It's the second time in an hour he's been dealt pocket aces. Eyster's tournament life was staked on his     hitting the board.

The board ran           and Stevanovski knocked out Eyster and bumped his stack up to 470,000.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:40 PM Local Time

Thomas Middleton

In early position, Thomas Middleton -- or "Middy" as he's affectionately known to the Brits -- opened with a standard raise, and Thomas Miller three-bet to 52,000. When it came back to Middy, he reraised it right back to 107,000, and Miller popped it up further to 182,000 total. Six-bet time. Middleton shoved for 486,000, and Miller's snap-call was not good news for Middy's    . Miller showed up the    , poised to add another half-million chips to his monstrous stack.

But it was not to be. The       flop was a life saver for Middleton, and his come-from-behind set held up on the   turn and   river. Suddenly, Middleton is up to 1.01 million chips, and Miller was robbed of an astronomical chip lead. He could have had more than 15% of the chips in play with 29 players left, but he'll have to settle for having just a narrow lead now with his 1.1 million still setting the pace.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:32 PM Local Time

First in from the small blind, Dung Nguyen shoved his last ~86,000 into the middle. James St. Hilaire was in the big blind with    , and he made the call. It was good news for Nguyen as his     were in a dominating position to double him up.

The       flop was a bad one, though, and the turn   left Nguyen dead to three outs. The river   wasn't one of them, and Nguyen is out in 30th place. With the knockout, St. Hilaire gets a much-needed chip boost to 260,000.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:27 PM Local Time

We just caught the tail end of the pot, walking up as four cards were already out on the         board. Hassan Babajane had shoved, and John Zenther snap-called for his last 182,000 with    . Babajane didn't even want to show his hand, and he reluctantly tabled his already-beaten    .

The river was meaningless, and Zenther has doubled up to 440,000, knocking Babajane down a peg to 760,000.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:20 PM Local Time

Zachary Hall

Kent Padgett opened for 30,000, Hassan Babajane called behind and Zachary Hall shoved from the button. The blinds released, Padgett called Hall's all in and Babajane folded.



Padgett scored the knockout and after a couple other pots he is up to 710,000.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:10 PM Local Time

Eddy Sabat opened the pot to 23,000, and Bradley Augsburger three-bet shoved for 239,000 total. When it came back to Sabat, he quickly called with    , and Augsburger's     was in a world of trouble.

He missed the       flop pretty hard, but the   turn meant he was drawing live to the diamonds as well as the nines. The river was a red brick, though, the  , and Sabat has sent a second player to the cashier within just a couple hands.

We'll have to wait for him to stack up a little better, but Sabat has to be over 900,000 chips by now.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 2:08 PM Local Time

Jerry Wong - out

Jerry Wong was in the big blind with a small stack, and Hassan Babajane shoved one seat in front of him. Wong called it off about ten bigs with    , and Babajane's meager     was drawing live for the knockout.

The board ran          , and Babajane pairs up to send Wong out the door in 33rd place.