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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 1:36 PM Local Time

Raymond Dehkharghani recently made sure Ron Burke went home in 17th place and has continued his good streak to see his chip stack become the largest in the room.

Folded to Dehkharghani in the small blind, he put in the extra chips to make the call before Samuel Golbuff raised it up. Dehkharghani called and a     flop was dealt. At this point Dehkharghani put in a check-raise and Golbuff made the call as a   turn was dealt. This time Dehkharghani led and Golbuff called. The   river would see both players check and then Golbuff muck as Dehkharghani tabled his   .

Raymond Dehkharghani274,00047,000
Samuel Golbuff177,000-54,500
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:30 PM Local Time

Ron Burke - 17th Place

The first elimination of the day has just taken place, with Ron Burke falling to the rail in 17th place. We caught the action from the turn with a board already showing      and Burke involved in the hand with Raymond Dehkharghani. Burke was busy leading on this street and Dehkharghani quickly made it an extra bet. That was enough to put Burke all-in as he committed his last 12,500 in chips.


Burke needed to catch some help on the river, but when a   fell, it was all over for him as he goes home with a bittersweet $11,071.

Raymond Dehkharghani227,00017,000
Ron Burke0-55,000
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:23 PM Local Time

Matt Szymaszek was in middle position when he opened up the pot. Kenneth Shei then three-bet from late position and Andrew Prock quickly threw in an extra bet from the big blind. Szymaszek got rid of his cards and Shei called as the dealer readied a flop.


Prock led on the flop and Shei called as a   was dealt on the turn. Prock again led and this time Shei raised it up. Prock then committed the last of his chips and turned over   , which was ahead of Prock's   , the river was a brick and Prock took down the pot.

Andrew Prock91,00029,000
Kenneth Shei82,000-38,500
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:12 PM Local Time

Andrew Prock hasn't had a great start to the day and we recently watched him rumble with Terrence Chan and then with Ron Burke.

It started when Chan opened it up from middle position. Prock called in the small blind and a     flop was dealt. Both players checked and a   hit the turn. Woodward led and Chan called as a   was dealt on the river. Both players checked and Chan's    was good enough to take down the    of Prock.

A few hands later and Prock would open it up from the cutoff holding    and Ron Burke three-bet holding    on the button. Prock called and a     flop was dealt. Prock led on the flop and Burke committed his last 5,000 in chips. The players turned their hands over and the dealer slammed out a turn ( ) and a river ( ), sending the pot to Burke and more of Prock's chips away.

Terrence Chan248,00010,000
Andrew Prock62,000-43,500
Ron Burke55,0004,500
Monday, June 11, 2012 1:01 PM Local Time

The 17 returning players are in their seats and ready to play. We will be continuing until ten remain and then going to one table. The blinds are starting at 3,000/6,000 and the limits at 6,000/12,000. Let's Do this.

Monday, June 11, 2012 11:28 AM Local Time

Can Terrence Chan claim his first gold bracelet?

Welcome back to the Rio as we get ready to play down to another World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner. Who will become the limit hold'em champion? Only time will tell, but as of right now it is Matthew Woodward who has the chip lead, followed closely by none other than Terrence Chan.

It all started two days ago when 166 of the best players in the world took to the tables with high hopes of getting here today. However only 17 of those managed that feat and are still in with a chance of taking down the $206,760 first-place prize.

There is no doubt that today is going to be a fiercely contested battle as talented poker players and limit hold'em specialist are all still in with a chance of becoming the victor. Here's how they lineup today:

Final Day Seating Draw

4461Andrew Prock105,500
4462Douglas Rutherford32,000
4463Mike Schneider44,000
4464Matt Szymaszek134,500
4465Terrence Chan238,000
4466Kenneth Shei120,500
4467Ayman Qutami224,500
4468Matt Glantz166,500
4469Jeff Shulman219,500
4521Matthew Woodward265,000
4522Ron Burke50,500
4523Chris Overgard72,500
4524Nicholas Derke75,500
4525Raymond Dehkharghani210,000
4526Samuel Golbuff231,500
4527Jesse Martin200,500
4529Benjamin Scholl105,500

The title is anyone's for the taking and by the end of another long day of min-raising, we will have our limit hold'em king. It all begins at 2:00 PM and PokerNews will be here every step of the way, so don't miss it!