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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 09, 2012 to Monday, June 11, 2012

Event #20: $5,000 Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $780,200
  • Entries: 166
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 11, 2012 6:18 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 15000/30000
Ante: 0
Monday, June 11, 2012 6:18 PM Local Time

Raymond Dehkharghani raised it up from early position and Nicholas Derke three-bet from the button. Dehkharghani called and a     flop was dealt. Dehkharghani check-raised on the flop and Derke called. The   on the turn and Dehkharghani check-called a bet and then did the same on the   river. Derke tabled his    and took down the pot.

Nicholas Derke265,000113,000
Raymond Dehkharghani225,000-50,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 6:12 PM Local Time

Jesse Martin started the action with a raise from under the gun. Glnatz three-bet from the cutoff and Martin made the call. The     flop would see Martin check-raise Glantz's bet and Glantz would then make the call. The   on the turn and Martin would lead and Glantz call. The river would see both players check, at which point Martin tabled    for a straight. Glantz's cards were in the muck, but he told the table he held   .

Jesse Martin365,000113,000
Matt Glantz160,000-65,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 6:05 PM Local Time

Andrew Prock was under the gun when he made it two bets to go. Matthew Woodward then made it three from the button and Prock made the call as a     flop hit the felt. Prock opted to check-call here and then do the same on the   turn. When the   hit the river, Prock would lead and Woodward would call.

Prock's    was flung onto the table and Woodward sent his cards into the muck.

Andrew Prock420,000100,000
Matthew Woodward62,000-152,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:58 PM Local Time

There hasn't been very much defending of the blinds so far, with every bet precious to the players. The average stack is currently around ten big bets.

Monday, June 11, 2012 5:52 PM Local Time

Jeff Shulman came in with a raise from the button and Andrew Prock three-bet from the small blind. Nicholas Derke then four-bet from the big blind. Shulman called and so too did Prock.

The     flop would see Prock bet, Derke called all-in and Shulman also called. Derke watched on as the two players took to a   turn. Prock again led and Shulman opted to lay down his hand.

Prock turned over his    and Derke's    was looking good to take the double-up. The river bricked out and Derke took down the hand with his set.

Monday, June 11, 2012 5:47 PM Local Time

Jeff Shulman has just taken down back-to-back hands preflop without any contest. With that, his chip lead grows even larger.

Jeff Shulman750,00050,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:45 PM Local Time

Jeff Shulman opened it up from early position and Raymond Dehkharghani called on the button as a     flop was dealt. Shulman led on the flop and Dehkharghani called. The   turn would see both players check and the   complete the board on the river. This time when Shulman bet, Dehkharghani decided to lay it down and send the pot to Shulman.

Jeff Shulman700,00058,000
Raymond Dehkharghani275,000-50,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:38 PM Local Time

The players have been introduced and the cards are in the air. There is around 37 minutes left in the current level.

Monday, June 11, 2012 5:25 PM Local Time

The final table is currently on a short break. The clock is paused and play will kick off during this same level shortly.

Monday, June 11, 2012 5:23 PM Local Time
1Raymond Dehkharghani325,000
2Matthew Woodward214,000
3Matt Glantz225,000
4Jeff Shulman642,000
5Andrew Prock373,000
6Nicholas Derke51,000
7Jesse Martin252,000
8Benjamin Scholl220,000
9Ayman Qutami192,000
Jeff Shulman642,000127,000
Andrew Prock373,000174,000
Raymond Dehkharghani325,000160,000
Jesse Martin252,000-18,000
Matt Glantz225,000-41,000
Benjamin Scholl220,00083,000
Matthew Woodward214,000-11,000
Ayman Qutami192,000-43,000
Nicholas Derke51,000-26,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:13 PM Local Time

Samuel Golbuff - 10th Place

Just a few hands into the unofficial final table and we have lost our 10th-place finisher. The player was Samuel Golbuff and his last hand played out like so.

Golbuff opened it up from middle position and Andrew Prock three-bet. Nicholas Derke then four-bet on the button and Golbuff made it one more bet to go. Prock made the call and so did Derke.


On the flop, Golbuff flicked in his last 3,000 and his two opponents called as a   hit the turn. Golbuff watched on as Prock fired out a bet. Derke called and a   hit the river. Prock again flicked in a bet and this time Derke folded.

Golbuff tabled his   , but it wasn't strong enough for the    that Prock held. With that, we are down to nine and our final table is set.

Samuel Golbuff0-87,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 5:07 PM Local Time

Matt Szymaszek -11th Place

Matt Szymaszek's elimination has seen just 10 players remain and the action move to the unofficial final table. Szymaszek's last hand saw him all in for his short-stack preflop holding   . Unfortunately for Szymaszek he was up against Raymond Dehkharghani's   .

The board was spread out looking like this,      , with no miracle card for Szymaszek as he goes home in 11th place.

Matt Szymaszek0-48,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:58 PM Local Time

Matt Szymaszek was busy almost busting Raymond Dehkharghani and found himself left crippled. The hand in question saw Dehkharghani in the cut-off seat and Raymond Dehkharghani in the big blind. They took to a     flop and put four bets in before a   turn was dealt. This time Syzmaszek bet and Dehkharghani re-raised, Dehkharghani then called all in and two players turned their hands over.

Dehkharghani's    was in front of Szymaszek's    and the river changed nothing as Szymaszek was left crippled.

Matt Szymaszek48,000-133,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:51 PM Local Time

Matthew Woodward opened from the under the gun and Matt Glantz promptly three-bet on the button. Woodward made the call and a     flop was dealt. Woodward checked and then raised the bet of Glantz. A call from Glantz and the two players would check it down on the turn ( ) and the river ( ).

Glantz's    was strong enough to prevail over Woodward's   .

Matt Glantz266,00051,000
Matthew Woodward225,000-100,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:44 PM Local Time
Jeff Shulman515,000122,000
Matthew Woodward325,000137,000
Jesse Martin270,000118,000
Ayman Qutami235,000-25,000
Matt Glantz215,000-20,000
Andrew Prock199,000-33,000
Matt Szymaszek181,000-38,000
Raymond Dehkharghani165,000-95,000
Samuel Golbuff87,000-160,000
Nicholas Derke77,000-75,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:22 PM Local Time

The remaining 11 players have been sent on a 20-minute break.

Monday, June 11, 2012 4:20 PM Local Time

Terrence Chan - 12th Place

Terrence Chan will have to be content with six cashes and no final tables here at the 2012 World Series of Poker, because he has just been eliminated. It took two hands to end Chan's tournament.

The first saw Matthew Woodward open the button. Chan then three-bet in the small blind before it was four bets from Ayman Qutami in the big blind. Back on Woodward and he put in another raise. Chan called all the bets and Quatmi also flicked in a call as a flop    . Chan then folded to heat on this flop, leaving himself with just over 30,000.

The last hand of Chan's tournament saw Chan raise from the button and then get the remainder of his chips in when Qutami three-bet out of the small blind. Chan tabled his    and Quatmi his   . The       board was no help to Chan as he was eliminated in 12th place.

Ayman Qutami260,00040,000
Terrence Chan0-90,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:10 PM Local Time

Terrence Chan has been bleeding chips of late, with his hands rarely going to showdown. The blinds and limits are very high now and as such when a player commits just a few big bets, it is a large portion of their stack. Chan is currently one of the shorter stacks in the room.

Terrence Chan90,000-110,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 4:04 PM Local Time

Jesse Martin was down to just a few big bets earlier, but has managed to see his stack double through Samuel Golbuff. The hand in question began when Golbuff raised it up in the small blind. Martin was in the big blind and made the call.


Golbuff led and Martin raised. A call from Golbuff and...


This time when Golbuff led, Martin would just make the call as...


Golbuff led again and Martin called all-in for his last 11,000.


A win for Martin.

Samuel Golbuff247,0009,000
Jesse Martin152,00075,000