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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 08, 2012 to Sunday, June 10, 2012

Event #17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,682,600
  • Entries: 179
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:57 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey raised to 200,000 on the button, Andy Frankenberger announced 'pot' and Ivey folded.

Andy Frankenberger raised to 200,000 on the button and Phil Ivey defended his big blind. The flop was      , Ivey tapped the felt, Frankenberger c-bet to the tune of 200,000 and Ivey folded.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:53 PM Local Time

Ali Eslami raised to 200,000 on the button and Andy Frankenberger defended his big blind. The flop was       and both players checked. Onto fourth street and we saw the   Frankenberger bet 150,000 and Eslami called. The final card was the   and both players checked; Eslami picking the pot up with    .

Ali Eslami limped into the pot from the small blind and Phil Ivey checked in the big blind. The flop of       was checked through, before Eslami checked-called a 100,000 Ivey bet at the sight of the   on the turn. The river card was the   and Eslami checked for the third time, Ivey bet 225,000 and it was enough to win the pot.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:45 PM Local Time

Ali Eslami limped into the pot on the button and both Phil Ivey and Andy Frankenberger joined him on the flop. The dealer gave us the       and Ivey picked up the pot with a 150,000 bet.

Ali Eslami got a walk.

Ali Eslami made up the loose change in the small blind and Phil Ivey checked in the big blind. The flop was       and Eslami bet 110,000; Ivey called. The turn card was the   and Eslami decided to check this time. Ivey bet 300,000 and Eslami mucked his hand.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:41 PM Local Time

Andy Frankenberger raised to 350,000, on the button, and Phil Ivey thought for a good few minutes, in the big blind, before putting Frankenberger all-in. Frankenberger made the call and we had a showdown.

Frankenberger   
Ivey   

Board:          

A sweat as always but Frankenberger has doubled up to 1,450,000.

Phil Ivey1,905,000-875,000
Andy Frankenberger1,750,000925,000
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:34 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey called in the small blind and Andy Frankenberger made it 300,000 from the big blind forcing Ivey to fold.

Phil Ivey made it 200,000 on the button and Ali Eslami made the call from the big blind. The flop was      , Eslami checked, Ivey bet 200,000 and Eslami folded.

Phil Ivey received a walk in the big blind.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:30 PM Local Time
Level: 29
Blinds: 50000/100000
Ante: 0
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:13 PM Local Time
Phil Ivey2,630,0000
Ali Eslami1,915,0000
Andy Frankenberger825,0000
Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:13 PM Local Time

Andy, Ali and Ivey are on a twenty-minute break

Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:13 PM Local Time

Alexander Venovski - 4th place

Phil Ivey just won three consecutive hands, and the last of them left Alexander Venovski on the outside looking in.

The pot began with Ivey opening to 160,000 under the gun, and Alex Venovski three-bet to 440,000 from the small blind. Ivey considered for just a moment before shoving over the top, and Venovski quickly called all in for just over 700,000. It was another flip of the coin.

Showdown
Ivey:    
Venovski:    

The crowd has come to life inside the theater, and there was a good bit of shouting directed toward the stage as Venovski sweated his tournament life. Unfortunately for him, most of the audience was calling for sevens. There was no seven on board, but there was no help for the at-risk player, either. The dealer ran out          , and Ivey takes the pot.

That's the end of the road for Alex Venovski. It's his third cash of the 2012 Series, and he'll walk away with almost $150,000 as a consolation.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:07 PM Local Time

Today has been the day for the double up and here is another.

Alexander Venovski raised to 200,000 on the button, Phil Ivey raised 'pot' and Venovski called for the rest of his chips (430,000).

Venovski   
Ivey   

Flop:      

Venovski took the lead, which was greeted by a cheer from his supporters. Ivey needed a deuce or an ace but the   and   let him down and Venovski doubled up.

Phil Ivey1,165,000-430,000
Alexander Venovski860,000430,000
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Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:02 PM Local Time

Alex Venovski has dropped a couple little pots in the last few minutes, including having his king-high out-kicked by Ali Eslami on the last one. He's down in the danger zone now.

Ali Eslami2,050,0000
Phil Ivey1,595,000-60,000
Andy Frankenberger1,150,000270,000
Alexander Venovski430,000-405,000
Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:59 PM Local Time

Andy Frankenberger is now propping up the leaderboard

Andy Frankenberger has just slid from pole position to just plain bottom of the pole.

Andy Frankenberger raised to 160,000 on the button and Ali Eslami called in the big blind. The two foes saw the       flop and Eslami check-called an 80,000 Frankenberger bet. The turn card was the   and both players checked. The river card was the   and Eslami checked his cards before betting 175,000 and Frankenberger called once again. Eslami turned over     for the boat and Frankenberger mucked his hand.

With that hand Eslami became our chip leader.

Ali Eslami1,845,000415,000
Andy Frankenberger880,000-415,000
Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:53 PM Local Time

Ali Eslami raised to 160,000 from his position on the button and Andy Frankenberger called in the big blind. The flop was       and both players checked. The turn card was the   and Frankenberger check-called a 120,000 Eslami bet. Finally the pair saw the  , Frankenberger checked, Eslami bet 270,000, Frankenberger snap-called and Eslami won a juicy pot with    .

Ali Eslami1,430,000550,000
Andy Frankenberger1,295,000-550,000
Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:49 PM Local Time

Andy Frankenberger called in the small blind and Alexander Venovski raised 'pot' from the big blind. The bet was 240,000 and the chip leader paused for thought before mucking his hand.

Next it is Venovski in the small blind and he bets 230,000 and Eslami steps out of his way.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:43 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey limped into the pot from the small blind and Andy Frankenberger checked in the big blind. The dealer handed the pair a flop of      , Ivey bet 80,000 and Frankenberger called. That was the end of the action as the   and   were checked down and Frankenberger won the pot with     for two pair; Ivey mucked    .

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Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:39 PM Local Time

Alexander Venovski raised to 160,000 in first position and Ali Eslami raised 'pot' for 600,000 from the button prompting Venovski to muck his hand.

Then Phil Ivey raised to 160,000 on the button and both blinds folded.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:39 PM Local Time
Andy Frankenberger1,805,000-40,000
Phil Ivey1,735,000-60,000
Ali Eslami1,040,000-50,000
Alexander Venovski755,000-275,000
Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:35 PM Local Time

The action folded around to Andy Frankenberger in the small blind and Alexander Venovski checked in the big blind. The flop was      , Frankenberger checked as did Venovski. The turn was the  , Frankenberger bet 135,000 and Venovski mucked his hand.

Then it was Alexander Venovski in the small blind and he made the call. Ali Eslami was in the big blind and he checked. The pair saw the       and both players checked. The turn was the   and once again the action was checkity-check. The river was the   and for the third time both players checked. Venovski turned over     and took down the pot.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:29 PM Local Time

Alexander Venovski raised to 160,000 on the button, Ali Eslam called in the small blind as did Phil Ivey in the big blind.

Flop:      

Both blinds check to the raiser, Venovski, and he placed two huge towers of orange chips across the line. The total bet size was a stack committing 350,000 and both players folded.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:24 PM Local Time

Ali Eslami raised to 200,000 to open the action under the gun. The next three men folded, but Alex Venovski three-bet the pot from the big blind. Eslami gave it just a cursory look, then folded.

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