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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 3:50 PM Local Time

Ayman Qutami has taken down a few pots recently to see his stack increase dramatically. We recently watched Qutami take down a pot a off Matthew Woodward that went a little something like this.

From under the gun, Qutami raised it up and Woodward three-bet out of the small blind. Qutami called and a     flop was dealt. Woodward checked and Qutami bet. A call and a   on the turn would see Woodward again check and Qutami again bet. Wooward called and a   fell on the river. This time when Woodward checked and Qutami bet, Woodward would go deep into the tank. It's not often that the clock gets called on a player in a limit event, but that's what happened here as Woodward had one minute to act. Eventually he decided to fold and sent the pot to Qutami.

Ayman Qutami220,000139,000
Matthew Woodward188,000-30,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 3:39 PM Local Time

From middle position Benjamin Scholl opened up the pot holding    and Samuel Golbuff called out of the small blind holding   . On the     flop, Golbuff checked and then Scholl bet. Golbuff opted to put in the check-raise and Scholl quickly made it three bets to go. Golbuff made the call and the   was dealt on the turn. Golbuff tapped the table and Scholl put in his last 15,000. Golbuff called and the two players turned their hands over. The   on the river was safe for Scholl as his hand held up to see his stack double.

Samuel Golbuff238,0000
Benjamin Scholl137,0000
Monday, June 11, 2012 3:31 PM Local Time

The action was opened on the button and Jesse Martin then three-bet from the small blind. Matt Szymaszek was in the big blind and he made it four bets. The button got out of the way and Martin capped the betting. Szymaszek made the call and a     flop was dealt on the felt.

Martin opted to check here and then Szymaszek bet. A call from Martin and a   hit the turn. Again Martin checked and Szymaszek bet. Another call and a   completed the board. This time When Martin checked and Szymaszek bet, Martin would send his cards into the muck. Szymaszek then tabled his   .

Matt Szymaszek219,000137,000
Jesse Martin77,000-21,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 3:26 PM Local Time

Chris Overgard - 13th Place

Chris Overgard has just seen his tournament life come to an end over the course of two hands. We were there to see the hand that left him with just a couple of big bets. Overgard opened the button and Chan three-bet out of the small blind. Overgard made the call and then proceeded to call three streets of betting from Chan on a       board. At the end of the hand, Chan tabled   , enough to take down the pot and see Overgard crippled.

Just a few hands later and we noticed that Overgard was busy gathering his belongings and leaving the tournament area in 13th place.

Terrence Chan312,00084,000
Chris Overgard0-117,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 3:10 PM Local Time

Folded to Ayman Qutami on the button, he flicked in a raise and got one call from Chris Overgard. The     flop would see Overgard lead out and Qutami make the call. The same actions occurred on the   turn and the   was the final card on the felt. This time Overgard would tap the table and then fold when Qutami put in a bet.

Chris Overgard117,0007,000
Ayman Qutami81,00011,000
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Monday, June 11, 2012 3:06 PM Local Time

Kenneth Shei - 14th Place

The eliminations have been flying fast during this second level of play today, with Kenneth Shei the latest addition to the rail. The last hand of Shei's night started when Terrence Chan opened up the pot from under the gun. Shei was in middle position and made it three-bets to go. Back on Chan and he made it four-bets. Shei made the call and a     flop was dealt.

At this point Shei had less then a big bet left and got the remainder of his stack in on the flop. Chan's    was in great shape against Shei's    as he Shei would need some help. It was help that would never come as the turn ( ) and the river ( ) would see Shei sent home in 14th place.

Terrence Chan228,00023,000
Kenneth Shei0-110,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 3:00 PM Local Time

Douglas Rutherford - 15th Place

Just a short while after we lost our 16th place finisher, we have now lost Douglas Rutherford in 15th. Rutherford was quite short stacked coming into the last hand of his tournament. It all started when Rutherford opened the pot from middle position. Matt Glantz called in the big blind and a     flop was dealt out on the felt.

Both players checked the flop, while the   on the turn would see Glantz lead and then Rutherford make it two bets. Glantz called and an   completed the board on the river. Glantz led on the river and Rutherford called his last 12,000 into the pot.

When Glantz tabled    for a full house, Rutherford's cards went flying into the muck and he made his way out of the tournament area.

Matt Glantz235,00042,000
Douglas Rutherford0-23,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:55 PM Local Time

Mike Schneider - 16th Place

It took two hands to see Mike Schneider's tournament come to and end and this is how it went down. The first hand was between Schneider and Jeff Shulman. Schneider opened the pot in that hand and Shulman made the call in the big blind. Schneider then led on a     flop and then folded to a re-raise by Shulman. That left him with only 12,000 in chips - less than one big bet.

The next hand saw Schneider raise it up from under the gun, which put him all in. Andrew Prock made the call in the big blind and the two players turned their hands over.


Unfortunately for Schneider, the board ran out      , with the queen on the river sending Prock the pot and sending Schneider to the rail.

Jeff Shulman393,00082,000
Andrew Prock232,0008,000
Mike Schneider0-30,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:46 PM Local Time

Jesse Martin started the action with an open from late position and Matt Szymaszek promptly put in the three-bet. Back on Martin and he made it four bets to go, whereby Szymaszek flicked out another chip to cap the betting. Martin called and a     flop was dealt. Martin opted to check here and Szymaszek bet. A call from Martin and the two players would proceed to check down the   turn and the   river.


A friendly split pot.

Jesse Martin98,000-65,000
Matt Szymaszek82,00021,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:40 PM Local Time

Terrence Chan is no stranger to Limit Hold'em tournaments. He shares some advice for players who are making the transition from No Limit, to Limit Hold'em.

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Monday, June 11, 2012 2:37 PM Local Time

Andrew Prock was in the cutoff when he raised it up. Douglas Rutherford was on the button and three-bet. A call from Prock and a     flop was spread on the felt. Prock opted to check-call a bet here and then do the same on the   turn. The   river would see both players check and then Rutherford mucked when Prock tabled his   .

Andrew Prock224,00055,000
Douglas Rutherford23,000-55,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:34 PM Local Time

Folded to Samuel Overgard in the cut-off seat, he held    and flicked in a raise to open the pot. Samuel Golbuff held    in the big blind and made the call.


On the flop, Golbuff checked and Overgard bet. Golbuff then check-raised and Overgard quickly made it three bets. Golbuff called and a   hit the turn. Golbuff led here and Overgard committed his last 1,000 with a call.

Golbuff needed some help to stay alive here and it would come on the as a   gave him a set to take down the pot.

Samuel Golbuff288,000-39,000
Chris Overgard110,00050,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:27 PM Local Time

One of the first hands back from the break has seen Kenneth Shei double his stack. When we arrived at the table there was a flop showing     and it was Shei in the small-blind seat and Ayman Quatmi in the big-blind seat. Shei only had a few big bets left and after check-raising and then calling a third bet from Quatmi, he was all in.


Shei was in front at the moment and it would stay that way as a   turn and a   river hit the felt.

Kenneth Shei110,00055,000
Ayman Qutami70,000-95,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:21 PM Local Time

The 16 remaining players are back from their break and ready for more limit action.

Monday, June 11, 2012 2:11 PM Local Time
Samuel Golbuff327,000150,000
Jeff Shulman311,000-5,500
Raymond Dehkharghani260,000-14,000
Matthew Woodward218,000-47,000
Terrence Chan205,000-18,000
Matt Glantz193,00031,000
Andrew Prock169,00041,000
Ayman Qutami165,00014,000
Jesse Martin163,000-37,500
Nicholas Derke152,00076,500
Benjamin Scholl98,000-7,500
Douglas Rutherford78,00026,000
Matt Szymaszek61,000-73,500
Chris Overgard60,000-12,500
Kenneth Shei55,000-31,000
Mike Schneider30,000-14,000
Velo 690x150
Monday, June 11, 2012 2:00 PM Local Time

The remaining players have been sent on a 20-minute break. At this point the 500-denomination chips are going to be colored up. We will see you back here soon.

Monday, June 11, 2012 1:58 PM Local Time

Terrence Chan was in late position when he opened up the pot. Shulman was in the big blind and put in the three-bet. Chan made the call and the dealer spread out a     flop. Shulman led and Chan called as a   hit the turn. Shulman checked and Chan led as this time Shulman put in an extra bet. Chan made the call and a   fell on the river. This time Shulman would lead and then Chan would tank fold to send the pot to Shulman.

Jeff Shulman316,50068,500
Terrence Chan223,000-32,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:50 PM Local Time

Folded to Ayman Qutami on the button, he raised it up. Matt Glantz called in the small blind, as did Jeff Shulman in the big blind. The     flop would see Glantz lead out and Shulman make it two bets. Qutami got out of the way and Glantz called.

An   hit the turn and Glantz checked and then folded his hand as Shulman fired out a bet. As Shulman raked in that pot and we counted his chips, his father Barry Shulman could be seen peering over from the table next to him, as Barry is down to the final two tables of Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em.

Jeff Shulman248,00028,500
Matt Glantz162,000-4,500
Ayman Qutami151,000-73,500
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:46 PM Local Time

Andrew Prock opened from middle position holding    and Kenneth Shei three-bet on the button holding   . Prock simply made the call and a     flop was dealt.

Prock opted to check on the flop and Shei flicked out a bet. Prock then check-raised and Shei made the call. The   on the turn and Prock would lead and Shei would call. The   river would see Prock again lead and this time Shei raised it up. Prock made the call and then scooped up the pot as the players turned their hands over.

Andrew Prock128,00037,000
Kenneth Shei86,0004,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:39 PM Local Time

Folded to Douglas Rutherford on the button, he flicked in a raise and Terrence Chan made the call in the big blind. The     flop saw both players check, the same as they did on the   turn. The   river and Chan would lead out with a bet, with Rutherford opting to fold to send the pot to Chan.

Despite losing this small pot to Chan, Rutherford has seen his chip stack increase slightly since the start of the day's play.

Terrence Chan255,0007,000
Douglas Rutherford52,00020,000
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