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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, June 14, 2012 to Saturday, June 16, 2012

Event #28: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em 4-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,706,250
  • Entries: 750
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:55 PM Local Time
Brendon Rubie2,693,0000
James Schaaf1,656,00051,000
Timothy Adams892,0000
Anthony Gregg367,000-36,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:53 PM Local Time

Now that we're down to an official final table the players are taking a 15-minute break. When we return we'll have the introductions.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:52 PM Local Time

Greg Merson - 5th Place

Brendon Rubie opened for 33,000 on the button and Greg Merson moved all in from the small blind for 330,000. Anthony Gregg folded the big blind and Rubie called.


The board ran           and Merson was eliminated.

Brendon Rubie2,693,000358,000
Greg Merson0-390,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:47 PM Local Time

Timothy Adams limped from the small blind and Brendon Rubie made it 41,000 to play. Adams took several moments and then moved all in. Rubie called and the hands were tabled.


The board ran           and Adams doubled up.

Brendon Rubie2,335,000-444,000
Timothy Adams892,000410,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:33 PM Local Time

Brendon Rubie raised to 33,000 in the cutoff and Anthony Gregg three-bet to 84,000 from the small blind. Rubie min-re-raised to 135,000, Gregg called, and the flop fell    .

A check from Gregg led to a Rubie bet of 107,000. Gregg folded, giving the pot to Rubie.

Brendon Rubie2,779,000159,000
Anthony Gregg403,000-137,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:27 PM Local Time

Cards are back in the air following the break.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:26 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 2000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:16 PM Local Time
Brendon Rubie2,620,0000
James Schaaf1,605,00017,000
Anthony Gregg540,0000
Timothy Adams482,000-28,000
Greg Merson390,000-30,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:11 PM Local Time

The players are on their first 20-minute break of the day.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:10 PM Local Time

Brendon Rubie raised to 25,000 on the button and Anthony Gregg re-raised all in from the big blind for 262,000. Rubie called with   , leading the    of Gregg.

However, the board rolled out       to give Gregg a ten-high straight to double up.

Brendon Rubie2,620,000-230,000
Anthony Gregg540,000276,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:08 PM Local Time

Brendon Rubie continued to drive the action when he opened to 31,000. Greg Merson re-raised to 78,000 and Rubie called.

The flop came      , Rubie checked, Merson bet 54,000 and Rubie check-raised to 145,000. Merson took a few moments to call and the turn came  . Both players checked to the   river. Both players checked a second time and Rubie tabled    . Merson shook his head and mucked his hand.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:05 PM Local Time

Brendon Rubie is running the show thus far at the unofficial final table. In two back to back hands, he added about 400,000 to his stack.

First, he opened to 25,000 in the hijack. Calls from Greg Merson in the cutoff and Timothy Adams in the big blind landed a     flop. Adams checked to Rubie who bet 48,000. Only Merson came along to see the   turn where Rubie bet 104,000. Another call from Merson landed the   river. Rubie fired a third bullet, this one for 269,000. A quick fold from Merson gave Rubie the pot.

The following hand, James Schaaf opened to 30,000 on the button. Rubie re-raised to 95,000 from the big blind, but Schaaf came right back over the top with a four-bet to 200,000. Rubie, though, five-bet to 427,000. Schaaf shrugged his shoulders and quickly folded his hand.

Brendon Rubie2,850,000440,000
James Schaaf1,510,000-200,000
Greg Merson600,000-120,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:53 PM Local Time

Timothy Adams has been selective today.

Brendon Rubie opened for 25,000 under the gun and Anthony Gregg called on the button. Timothy Adams called from the big blind and the flop fell      . Adams checked, Rubie bet 37,000, Gregg called and Adams called.

The turn brought the   and Adams took a solid minute to act. He counted out 88,000 and pushed it forward. Rubie and Gregg both folded and Adams took the pot.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:44 PM Local Time

Brendon Rubie opened to 25,000 in the cutoff. He was called by Greg Merson on the button and James Schaaf in the big blind.

The flop came down     and action was checked to Merson. He bet 32,000, both of his opponents called, and the   hit the turn. Schaaf checked to Rubie who bet 67,000. Merson folded, but Schaaf popped it 225,000. Rubie mulled it over for about 30 seconds before re-raising to 467,000. Schaaf folded his hand pretty quickly, giving the pot to Rubie.

Brendon Rubie2,410,000440,000
James Schaaf1,710,000-210,000
Greg Merson720,000-75,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:31 PM Local Time

Anthony Gregg opened to 24,000 and James Schaaf raised to 65,000 behind him on the button. The blinds released and Gregg moved all in.

Schaaf was visibly unhappy with the shove. He picked cards up off the felt and kept staring at just one card. He asked for a count and Gregg's bet was 364,000 to call.

Schaaf hemmed and hawed for a few moments and kept looking back at his hole cards. He eventually folded but his actions strongly suggested he wanted to play the hand.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:25 PM Local Time

Timothy Adams raised to 25,000 from the hijack and Brendon Rubie three-bet to 52,000 in the cutoff. Anthony Gregg four-bet all in for 161,000 total from the small blind and Adams released his hand.

Rubie called with   , trailing the    of Gregg. The flop fell     to give Rubie a straight draw. He added a flush draw to that when the   turn hit, but the   river was safe for Gregg to double through to 369,000.

Brendon Rubie1,970,000-160,000
Anthony Gregg369,000206,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:10 PM Local Time

Greg Merson opened to 20,000 on the button and James Schaaf defended his big blind.

The flop came down     and Schaaf checked. Merson bet 27,000, Schaaf popped it to 60,000, and Merson folded after about 15 seconds.

Since doubling up eventual sixth-place finished Torrey Reily on the first hand of the day, Schaaf has added about 1,000,000 in chips to his stack.

James Schaaf1,920,00070,000
Greg Merson795,000-35,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:51 PM Local Time

The remaining five players have moved to the ESPN Feature Table in the Amazon Room. They have had a complete redraw and are seated as such:

Feature Table

1Brendon Rubie
2Greg Merson
3Anthony Gregg
4James Schaaf
5Timothy Adams
Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:47 PM Local Time

Torrey Reily - 6th Place

James Schaaf opened to 37,000 in the small blind and Torrey Reily defended his big blind.

The flop came down     and Schaaf bet 30,000. Reily shoved for about 350,000, Schaaf snap called, and the cards were on their backs.


Reily need to catch a club to survive, but found no help from the   turn and   river to finish in sixth place.

James Schaaf1,770,000460,000
Torrey Reily0-410,000
Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:42 PM Local Time

Brendon Rubie opened for 21,000 on the button and Greg Merson re-raised to 58,000 in the small blind. Timothy Adams folded his big blind and Rubie called.

The flop came      , Merson checked and Rubie bet 40,000. Merson called and the turn came  . Merson check-called 80,000 and the river came  . Both players checked the river and Merson tabled    .

Rubie mucked and Merson picked up the pot.

Playtika - Jason Alexander