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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 17, 2012 to Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $2,515,500
  • Entries: 2,795
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:47 PM Local Time

David Nicholson opened to 65,000 on the button and Joseph Marzicola defended his big blind.

The flop came down     and both checked through to the   turn. A check from Marzicola led to a bet of 70,000 from Nicholson. Marzicola called and the   hit the river. Another Marzicola check led to a bet of 190,000 from Nicholson.

"Wish I was slow playing a big hand," said Marzicola as he folded.

"Well we all feel that way when we have to fold the river," laughed Matt Stout.

Joseph Marzicola1,800,000-70,000
David Nicholson800,000170,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:41 PM Local Time

Joseph Marzicola

Joseph Marzicola raised to 70,000 from the button and was quickly faced with a three-bet by Dylan Hortin. Instead of simply calling Marzicola moved all in for 920,000 and was called by Hortin.


The board came       and with the queen on the flop Marzicola was basically guaranteed a double up. Hortin was forced to send over a huge chunk of his stack and has now dipped below the two million mark.

Dylan Hortin1,950,000-950,000
Joseph Marzicola1,870,000945,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:06 PM Local Time

David Nicholson opened to 48,000 under the gun and Samuel Gerber three-bet to 130,000 from the hijack. Joseph Marzicola called from the cutoff, while Nicholson opted to lay down his hand.

The flop fell     and Gerber bet 165,000. Marzicola popped it to 375,000, but Gerber came back over the top with a re-raise all in, having Marzicola well covered.

Marzicola spent a good three minutes in the tank before folding    face up.

Samuel Gerber2,800,000500,000
Joseph Marzicola785,000-675,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:51 PM Local Time

Max Steinberg raised it up to 50,000 from the button and was quickly found himself facing a three-bet from Dylan Hortin for 140,000. The big blind folded and Steinberg made the call.

The dealer spread a     flop and Hortin didn't miss a beat, betting out 185,000. Steinberg folded and hast started to bleed chips, sitting with around 580,000 now.

Dylan Hortin2,950,000100,000
Max Steinberg580,000-221,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:41 PM Local Time

New York Rangers Captain Matt Stout

Matt Stout entered the final table as the short stack with 367,000. However, he has nearly doubled his stack without a showdown thus far.

Most recently, he re-raised all in for 613,000 from the small blind after Samuel Gerber had opened for 53,000 under the gun. David Nicholson looked very interested in the big blind, but opted to fold. Gerber did the same, giving Stout the pot.

Matt Stout720,000209,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:33 PM Local Time

Samuel Gerber opened a recent hand for 50,000 and found callers in an early position Joseph Marzicola, Dylan Hortin on the button, and David Nicholson in the big blind.

The flop came     and Nicholson was the one who came out betting 78,000. Samuel Gerber was next up and he raised it up to 215,000. Marzicola then struggled to let his hand go, but ultimately did fold. Hortin got out of the way as well, and action was back to Nicholson who quickly mucked his cards.

Samuel Gerber2,300,000270,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:27 PM Local Time

David Nicholson raised to 48,000 under the gun and Joseph Marzicola called from the cutoff.

The flop came down     and Nicholson checked it to Marzicola who bet 60,000. A call from Nicholson landed the   turn which both opted to check. The   hit the river and Nicholson checked once again, leading to a bet of 125,000 from Marzicola. Nicholson called and it proved to be a good one for him.

Marzicola tabled    for king high, while Nicholson took it down with   .

Joseph Marzicola1,460,000-337,000
David Nicholson840,000200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:19 PM Local Time

Dylan Hortin continues to put pressure on everyone at the table and this hand was no different with him making it 52,000 from the button. Matt Stout moved all in from the small blind for around 411,000. Hortin folded and Stout showed   .

Matt Stout511,00060,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:17 PM Local Time

Ryan Laplante - 7th place

Action folded over to Max Steinberg on the button and he raised it up to 50,000. Next to act was Ryan Laplante who took a few seconds measuring out his stack before moving all in for around 450,000. Dylan Hortin in the big blind was up next and he moved all in. Steinberg folded, and cards were tabled.


The board came       and Laplante was eliminated after he failed to grab hold of anything. Hortin now sits with around 2,850,000 and holds a strong chip lead on the rest of the table.

Dylan Hortin2,850,000600,000
Ryan Laplante0-456,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 3:11 PM Local Time

Dylan Hortin opened to 48,000 under the gun and Samuel Gerber three-bet to what looked to be about 120,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Hortin who four-bet to 325,000. A call from Gerber landed a     flop.

Hortin fired 415,000, enough to get Gerber to lay it down.

Dylan Hortin2,250,000360,000
Samuel Gerber2,030,000-333,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:49 PM Local Time

The players are currently in the midst of a 20-minute break.

Samuel Gerber2,363,00013,000
Dylan Hortin1,890,000-10,000
Joseph Marzicola1,797,000-43,000
Max Steinberg801,000-39,000
David Nicholson640,000-10,000
Ryan Laplante456,000-24,000
Matt Stout451,00071,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:37 PM Local Time

Vitaly Meshcheriakov - 8th place

Samuel Gerber raised from under the gun and made it 52,000 and action folded around to Vitaly Mescheriakov in the big blind who three-bet to 125,000. After a few moments Gerber moved all in and was snap called.

Samuel Gerber:   
Vitaly Meshcheriakov:   

The board came       and the heart on the river gave Gerber a winning flush. Despite hitting his pair of aces on the river Meshcheriakov came up second best and was sent packing.

Samuel Gerber2,350,000750,000
Vitaly Meshcheriakov0-564,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:26 PM Local Time

Dylan Hortin opened this recent hand and made it 45,000. David Nicholson made the call, and Samuel Gerber three-bet to 120,000 from the button. Hortin got out of the way, and Nicholson four-bet to 260,000. Gerber took his time before announcing all in. Action was back to Nicholson who seemed to have got his hand stuck in the cookie jar. Nicholson eventually did make the fold and Gerber took down the pot.

Samuel Gerber1,600,000572,000
David Nicholson650,000-219,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 2:14 PM Local Time

Christopher Shaw - 9th place

Dylan Hortin raised it up from from the cut-off making it 45,000. Christopher Shaw in the small blind then three-bet to 105,000. Hortin took his time pondering his best option before announcing all in and getting snap called by Shaw.


The board came       and Shaw was sent packing when his pair of jacks couldn't compete with his opponent's flopped pair of aces.

Dylan Hortin1,900,000632,000
Christopher Shaw0-776,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:54 PM Local Time

The final table is underway and mostly every hand has consisted of a player raising and stealing the blinds and antes.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:14 PM Local Time
1Vitaly Meshcheriakov564,000
2Samuel Gerber1,028,000
3Joseph Marzicola1,783,000
4Max Steinberg1,012,000
5Ryan Laplante731,000
6Dylan Hortin1,268,000
7Matt Stout367,000
8Christopher Shaw776,000
9David Nicholson869,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:10 PM Local Time

We are now at our offical nine-handed final table. Players are on a short break and play is set to resume here at 2:30 PM. We will also have official chip counts and a table draw shortly.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:09 PM Local Time

Mikhail Timoshin - 10th place

Mikhail Timoshin opened a recent hand from under the gun making it 32,000 to anyone who wanted to see a flop. Dylan Hortin in the big blind made the call.

The flop came     and Hortin checked to the bettor. Timoshin fired off 35,000 and the bigger stacked Hortin moved all in. Timoshin made the call and was at risk.


Timoshin was going to need any spade, any nine, or any ten to stay alive. The   on the turn was no help, and neither was the   on the river. Timoshin was eliminated and Hortin has now crossed the one million mark with about 1,300,000.

Dylan Hortin1,268,000528,000
Mikhail Timoshin0-540,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:03 PM Local Time

Vincent van der Fluit - 11th place

Ryan Laplante moved all in from the small blind and Vincent van der Fluit called all in for about 170,000 from the big blind.

van der Fluit:   

The board came       and van der Fluit wasn't able to grab hold of anything and was subsequently eliminated.

Ryan Laplante750,000234,000
Vincent van der Fluit0-200,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:59 PM Local Time

The flop read    prompting Joseph Marzicola to check-raise his opponent Matt Stout (who had bet 36,000), making it 75,000 to see a turn. Stout made the call and was granted access to the   on the turn. It was here that Marzicola fired out 100,000. Stout again made the call.

The   on the river slowed the aggressive Marzicola down, and we saw him check. Stout however jumped on the opportunity and bet out 200,000. Marzicola made the call.


Stout missed his flush draw and only held queen high, while Marzicola had a superior hand in two-pair aces and jacks.

Joseph Marzicola1,750,000440,000
Matt Stout400,000-370,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander