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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 24, 2011 to Sunday, June 26, 2011

Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $726,300
  • Entries: 538
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:45 PM Local Time

Justin Pechie made it two bets in middle position, and it folded around to Eugene Katchalov, who made the call. The flop came out    , and Katchalov checked to Pechie, who bet. Katchalov raised, and Pechie threw in the call. The turn came the  , and Katchalov bet out. Pechie called, and both players checked the   on the river. Katchalov opened up    for two pair, and it was good.

Eugene Katchalov579,00064,000
Justin Pechie426,000-64,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:42 PM Local Time

Mathieu Jacqmin made it two bets in middle position, and Christoph Kwon made it three bets next to act. The next player, Dale Eberle, made it four bets, and both Jacqmin and Kwon call. The flop came    , and it was checked to Eberle, who bet. Both players called, and the turn came the  . All three players checked, and when the  , it was checked to Eberle, who bet out. Both players folded, and Eberle took the pot, showing    for a rivered pair of kings.

Dale Eberle514,00080,000
Mathieu Jacqmin396,000-40,000
Christoph Kwon310,000-40,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:37 PM Local Time

Justin Pechie raised it up to 8,000 from middle position, Mathieu Jacqmin re-raised to 16,000, Pechie re-raised again to 24,000, and Jacqmin called to see the     flop.

Pechie bet out 8,000 and Jacqmin called to see the   turn.

The fireworks went off on the turn as Pechie bet out 16,000, Jacqmin raised to 32,000, Pechie re-raised to 48,000 and Jacqmin made the call.

The river came   and Pechie again bet out 16,000 and Jacqmin called.

Pechie showed   , two red aces to make him a turned set and take down the pot. Jacqmin lost alot of his built up chips after the hand and Pechie moves up to nearly 500,000

Justin Pechie490,000104,000
Mathieu Jacqmin436,000-104,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:31 PM Local Time

Mathieu Jacqmin raised it up from late position preflop, and Eugene Katchalov re-raised to 24,000. Jacqmin re-raised to make it 32,000 and Katchalov made the call to see the     flop.

Jacqmin bet out 8,000 on the all spade flop and Katchalov chose just to call.

The turn came  , Jacqmin bet out for 16,000 and Katchalov again just called.

The river was the   and before Jacqmin's bet of 16,000 was even in the pot Katchalov's hand was in the muck.

Katchalov is still up over 500,000 after the hand, but Jacqmin is way up with 540,000.

Mathieu Jacqmin540,000108,000
Eugene Katchalov515,000-31,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:24 PM Local Time

Jordan Rich and Mathieu Jacqmin have just faced off in back to back big hands that ultimately saw Jacqmin come out on top in the end. In the first hand, Rich made it two bets, and Jacqmin made it three. Rich called, and the flop came out    . Rich check raised Jacqmin, but he was not scared, reraising Rich. He called, and the turn came the  . Jacqmin bet, and Rich called. The river came the  , and both players checked. Rich opened up   , and it was better then Jacqmin's   

A few hands later, they were back at it in the blinds. Rich raised, and Jacqmin three bet from the big blind. Rich called, and the flop came out    . Rich once again check raised Jacqmin, and this time, Jacqmin called. The turn came the  , and Jacqmin called Rich's bet. The river came the  , and Rich led out again. This time, Jacqmin raised, and Rich put in the call. Jacqmin showed    for a rivered straight, and he took the pot.

Jordan Rich518,000-28,000
Mathieu Jacqmin432,00026,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:18 PM Local Time

Stephen Bass, Chris Kwon, and Justin Pechie went on a betting spree preflop and on the flop here in this hand.

Bass raised it up to 16,000 from middle position, Pechie re-raised to 24,000 from late position, and Kwon re-raised to 32,000 from the small blind. Bass and Pechie called and the three saw the     flop.

Kwon started the betting from the small blind with 8,000. Bass raised it to 16,000, Pechie re-raised to 24,000, Kwon folded, and Bass re-raised again to 32,000. Pechie hesitantly made the call and the two saw the   turn.

Bass bet out right away and after some tanking, Pechie laid it down and gave the pot to Bass.

Bass is up to 580,000 after the hand while Pechie falls to 386,000

Stephen Bass580,00078,000
Justin Pechie386,000-64,000
Christoph Kwon350,000-44,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:12 PM Local Time

Jordan Rich raised it up on the button and got a call from Chris Kwon in the small blind.

The flop came down     and Kwon checked to Rich who bet. Kwon made the call.

The turn came   and Kwon bet out this time with Rich calling.

The river was the   and Kwon checked to Rich who again bet out. Kwon thought for a while but finally called and Rich showed    for the rivered straight. He is almost 100,000 over starting stack which is a great start early on here at the final table.

Jordan Rich546,00056,000
Christoph Kwon394,000-56,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:06 PM Local Time

Mathieu Jacqmin raised in early position, and Dale Eberle, the most active player at the table so far, put in a third bet. Stephen Bass came along in the big blind, as did Jacqmin. The flop came out    , and it was checked around to Eberle, who bet out. Both players called, and the turn came the  . Again it checked to Eberle, and again, he bet. This time, Bass was the only caller. The river came the  , and this time, Bass led out. Eberle instantly called, and Bass showed    for a rivered straight. Eberle showed   , and folded.

Stephen Bass502,00052,000
Dale Eberle458,000-64,000
Mathieu Jacqmin406,000-44,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 2:01 PM Local Time

Right after Jordan Rich won that last pot, he went right back to it, raising in middle position. Eugene Katchalov was the only caller in the big blind, and they went heads up to a flop of    . Rich bet when Katchalov checked, but Katchalov came back with a raise. Rich called, then called when Katchalov fired out on the turn, the  . The   hit the river, and Katchalov fired once again. Rich gave it up, and the pot was shipped over to Katchalov.

Eugene Katchalov498,00048,000
Jordan Rich490,000-48,000
Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:55 PM Local Time

From late position, Dom Denotaristefani raised it up to 16,000 and Jordan Rich on the button re-raised it to 24,000. Denotaristefani called and the two saw the     flop. Denotaristefani checked, Rich led out with a bet of 8,000, Denotaristefani check-raised it up to 16,000 and Rich called.

The turn came   and Denotaristefani bet out 16,000, Rich raised to 32,000, and Denotaristefani called.

The river came  , Denotaristefani bet out one last time, Rich thought for a little, and called showing    for a straight which beat the    (set of sixes) of Denotaristefani.

Rich takes a bit of an early lead after that hand.

Jordan Rich538,00088,000
Dom Denotaristefani362,000-88,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:46 PM Local Time

For the third time in six hands, Eberle came in for a raise, and for the first time, he was three bet by Adam Tyburski. It folded back to Eberle who called, and they went heads up to a flop of    . Eberle check called a bet from Tyburski, and they took a turn of  . Again, Eberle check called, and the river came out the  . Both player checked, and Eberle showed   , which was good enough to take the pot.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:44 PM Local Time

It's been a slow start to today's final table. We've only seen one flop in our first six hands, every other pot has been raise, fold, raise fold. When we have something to update you on, we'll let you know.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:38 PM Local Time

Cards are in the air!

Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:33 PM Local Time

WSOP Tournament Director Jack Effel just finished up the bracelet ceremony for the day and we are about to start the final table of Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout. Robbie "Red Bull Robbie" Thompson is doing introductions of our final table contestants right now and the cards will be in the air right after he is done.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:03 PM Local Time

Eugene Katchalov

Welcome back to the Rio! Today we are bringing you another final table as we are looking to complete Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout.

Two days ago, we started with 538 hopefuls, and now, only 10 remain. The biggest name still left is easily Eugene Katchalov. Katchalov was already a huge name coming into this World Series, but he cemented his growing leagacy with a win earlier this year in Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud. Today he is trying to become the first 2-time winner of the 2011 WSOP.

It won't be easy though. Also at this final table are Jordan Rich and Ari Engel, and a few other players who have proved they aren't flukes by getting through not one but two tables in the past two days.

Every player will start with 450,000 in chips, and the goal is to have a winner by the end of the day. If we aren't done by the end of 10 levels, then the players will likely come back tomorrow to determine a winner. Cards will be in the air in about 30 minutes, and we will bring you all of the action from today's exiciting final table. Thanks for tuning in to Pokernews, and enjoy!

Seat 1: Adam Tyburski
Seat 2: Dom Denotaristefani
Seat 3: Stephen Bass
Seat 4: Justin Pechie
Seat 5: Jordan Rich
Seat 6: Mathieu Jacqmi
Seat 7: Christoph Kwon
Seat 8: Dale Eberle
Seat 9: Eugene Katchalov
Seat 10: Ari Engel

Playtika - Jason Alexander