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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 03, 2012 to Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Event #9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Re-entry)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $4,595,400
  • Entries: 3,404
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:45 PM Local Time

Action folded around to Derrick Huang's button and he popped it up to 110,000. Ryan Olisar pushed out a three-bet from the small blind, making it 265,000 to go.

Duy Ho got out of the way and Huang sat counting chips before pushing a four-bet of 610,000 into the middle. Olisar timidly flung his hang away and Huang showed the  .

Ryan Olisar2,600,000-390,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:43 PM Local Time

Duy Ho was the short stack coming back from the break, but that hasn't stopped him getting active. Ho recently took down a hand that started with Ryan Olisar opening to 105,000. Ho was on his direct left and made the call, while Derrick Huang also called.

The     flop would see the action checked to Ho and he would bet 100,000. Huang made the call, while Olisar got out of the way.

The   then hit the turn and Huang would check. This prompted Ho to bet 250,000 - enough to send Huang's cards into the muck and take down the pot.

Duy Ho1,750,000400,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:38 PM Local Time

The first hand back from the break, Duy Ho opened to 145,000 from middle position. All the players got out of the way until Brian Rast asked how much Ho had. Rast was in the big blind and after finding out how much Ho had, decided to lay his hand down.

Ho then flicked over   , which prompted Ashkan Razavi to say, "I would have called if i knew that."

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:35 PM Local Time
Amanda Musumeci4,900,000600,000
Ryan Olisar2,990,000-475,000
Derrick Huang2,140,000240,000
Ashkan Razavi2,050,000-150,000
Brian Rast1,500,000-200,000
Duy Ho1,350,000-285,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:31 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 5000
Gorilla Gaming
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:25 PM Local Time

Players are now on an unscheduled five-minute bathroom break. They will receive their fully scheduled break at the end of the next level.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:24 PM Local Time

Ryan Olisar opened to 80,000 and received a snap call from Duy Ho. It folded around to Brian Rast who also opted to tag along. The players saw a flop of     and Rast checked. Olisar continued for 155,000 and once again Ho made a snap call. Rast got out of the way and the two players were off to a turn.

Fourth street brought the   and Olisar pushed out 250,000. Ho turned around to the tournament director and said that he was all in. Olisar pondered over the decision for about a minute before folding his hand, showing the  .

Ho obliged to show his hand to the table:   . Olisar remarked that he made the correct lay down while Ho was stacking his newly obtained chips.

Ryan Olisar3,465,000-485,000
Duy Ho1,635,000385,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:16 PM Local Time

Amanda Musumeci On Top

We have a new chip leader thanks to Amanda Musumeci recently taking a pot from Ryan Olisar. The hand in question was opened by Olisar to 80,000. Musumeci then three-bet to 210,000 on the button and Olisar made the call as some cards were dealt on the felt.


On the flop, Olisar check-called a bet of 180,000 form Musumeci and a   would hit the turn. This time both players would check and the   would complete the board on the river.

This time when Olisar checked, Musumeci readied a big bet. She had over 500,000 ready to bet and started placing stacks of 100,000 out onto the felt. The tournament director classified the way she bet as a string bet and Musumeci was forced to bet 105,000 - the amount which the first small stack she put onto the felt was.

Olisar immediately called the small bet and then mucked his hand as Musumeci turned over   . Musumeci then asked Olisar if he would have called a bigger bet. He didn't tell her the answer.

Amanda Musumeci4,300,000500,000
Ryan Olisar3,950,000-450,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:11 PM Local Time
Ryan Olisar4,400,000345,000
Amanda Musumeci3,800,000-100,000
Ashkan Razavi2,200,00050,000
Derrick Huang1,900,000-350,000
Brian Rast1,700,000-200,000
Duy Ho1,250,000100,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:09 PM Local Time

With blinds at 20,000/40,000, Duy Ho recently shoved all in for around 1,200,000 from the cut-off seat. He got no action with that big shove and took down the blinds and antes.

Gorilla Gaming
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:05 PM Local Time

After two consecutive busts, fireworks flew once against when Ashkan Razavi raised to 80,000 and Duy Ho plopped a stack of 500,000 into the middle from the big blind. Razavi instantly announced that he was all in and Ho called.


"This is an internet dealer," joked tournament director Robbie Thompson.

After the table and the railed shared a laugh, the flop of     was spread out in front of the players. The turn and river brought the   and the   and Razavi's kings were able to hold, awarding him a double up.

Ashkan Razavi2,150,000960,000
Duy Ho1,150,000-840,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:01 PM Local Time

Greg Mueller - 7th place

Action folded around to Greg "FBT" Mueller who moved all in for about 600,000. Derrick Huang peered down at his cards and called from the small blind. Ryan Olisar mucked from the big blind and Huang triumphantly tabled    which was crushing the    of Greg Mueller.

Mueller found a glimmer of hope on the     flop, giving him backdoor diamond outs and a jack to make Broadway. The turn brought the  , thus leaving Mueller looking for a jack on the river. Unfortunately for Mueller, the   drilled the river and he became the latest casualty of this final table.

Derrick Huang2,250,000900,000
Greg Mueller0-820,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:57 PM Local Time

Benjamin Reinhart - 8th place

Amanda Musumeci opened to 85,000 from middle position and on her immediate left, Benjmain Reinhart three-bet to 215,000. Action folded back to Amanda who grabbed a large stack of T25,000 chips and moved them to the middle, making it 405,000 to go. Reinhart replied by five-betting all in and Musumeci snap called.


The board ran out       and Musumeci's aces were able to hold, sending Reinhart to the rail and vaulting her into the chip lead.

Amanda Musumeci3,900,0001,860,000
Benjamin Reinhart0-1,800,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:51 PM Local Time

Dien Le - 9th Place

The end of Dien Le's tournament has come to a halt in dramatic fashion as he exits the door in 9th place. It took two back-to-back hands to silence Le and the first one started like this.

Derrick Huang was in middle position when he shoved all-in for 670,000. Dien Le was in the cut-off seat, where he also shoved all-in, with his stack worth 680,000. The play was then on Greg Mueller in the big blind and he immediately got out of his seat. He seemed sickened by what he was seeing.

"I'm allowed to talk about my hand right?" Mueller said. "I'm last to act, i can show my hand or just say what it is?"

He still looked quite unhappy with the decision he would have to make as he said, "I have ace-king in the big blind."

Eventually Mueller decided to lay it down, showing his    as he did so. With Mueller out and two players all in, we would watch the dealer spread five cards on the felt.


By the time the board had run out     , Huang had even more outs and when the   hit the river, he had made his straight to stay alive and prosper. Le however, was down to just 10,000 in chips.

The very next hand, half of Le's stack was all-in with the ante and it would end up being the last hand of his tournament. That hand started with Derrick Huang opening to 85,000. Dien Le then flicked in his last 5,000 and Ashkan Razavi made the call in the big blind.

On the     flop, Razavi checked and Huang bet 105,000. It was enough to get Razavi out of the hand and the two remaining players would turn their hands over. Le's    was in trouble against the    of Huang and despite the   on the turn giving Le some hope, the   on the river would end his tournament life in 9th place.

Derrick Huang1,350,000590,000
Dien Le0-775,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:38 PM Local Time

Ashkan Razavi opened for 80,000 from under the gun only to have Brian Rast push out a three-bet to 210,000. Ryan Olisar called and it folded around to Razavi who also called.

The three players saw a flop of     and Razavi checked. Rast continued out for 285,000 and Olisar quickly called. Razavi got out of the way and the turn brought the  . Rast checked and Olsiar pushed out 455,000. Rast mulled over this decision for about two minutes before mucking    face up, awarding Olisar the pot.

Ryan Olisar4,055,000705,000
Brian Rast1,900,000-515,000
Gorilla Gaming
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:26 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 5000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:24 PM Local Time

Ashkan Razavi

If you look to the rail here at the Event 9 Final Table you will notice a small group of people wearing shirts that have, "Ash Can Do It" printed on them. That seems to be true in the early stages of today's action.

A recent hand saw Ashkan Razavi open it up to 60,000 from middle position. Ryan Olisar made the call on the button and the rest of the table got out of the way.


Razavi took his time to bet 90,000 and Olisar took just as long to raise it up to 200,000. This is when the hand sped up somewhat. Razavi would announce he was all-in and before he had the chance to slide his stack into the middle of the felt, Olisar had flicked his cards away.

As Razavi raked in his new chips, his railbirds, shirts and all, started cheering and chanting.

Ryan Olisar3,350,000-365,000
Ashkan Razavi1,190,000205,000
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:23 PM Local Time

We've played five hands here so far and have only seen one flop. During that hand, Duy Ho raised to 65,000 from under the gun and received a call from Brian Rast on the button and Ryan Olisar from the big blind. The flop brought     and Ho continued out with a bet. Both other players released their hands and Ho was awarded the pot.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:16 PM Local Time

While a steady flow of rail birds pile into the seats of the ESPN mothership, it is clear which players have the loudest rail and that is Ashkan Razavi and Greg Mueller. With both of those players from Canada, it's safe to assume where most of their fans hail from.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:13 PM Local Time

The call for the cards to be thrown in the air has been made. There is currently around ten minutes remaining in Level 25. Blinds are at 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000-chip ante.

Playtika - Jason Alexander