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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 8:57 PM Local Time

The action has been rather slow since our remaining three players came back from dinner. Most hands have been decided preflop or on the flop with no big hands developing.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:41 PM Local Time

Our remaining players have taken their seats and cards are back in the air!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:40 PM Local Time
Level: 28
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 10000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:29 PM Local Time

Our three remaining players are now on a 75-minute dinner break.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:29 PM Local Time
Max Steinberg4,160,000-340,000
Samuel Gerber2,820,000-220,000
Matt Stout1,950,000250,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:28 PM Local Time

Dylan Hortin 4th place

Max Steinberg raised to 110,000 from the button and Dylan Hortin raised all in for his last million from the small blind. Matt Stout folded from the big and Steinberg fell into the tank. He eventually announced, "Call," and hands were revealed.


The board ran out       and Steinberg eliminated Hortin with aces and fours.

Max Steinberg4,500,0002,225,000
Dylan Hortin0-1,100,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:21 PM Local Time

Dylan Hortin raised it up to 100,000 from the button and found a caller in Samuel Gerber who was residing on the big blind.

The flop came     and Gerber check-called a bet of 100,000 from Hortin. The   on the turn saw a repeat of action with Gerber again check-calling a bet of 200,000.

The   on the river brought to checks from the players and Gerber flipped over    for jacks and threes. Hortin mucked his cards and Gerber was awarded the pot.

Samuel Gerber3,040,000410,000
Dylan Hortin1,100,000-770,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:16 PM Local Time

Joseph Marzicola 5th place

Action folded around to Matt Stout on the button, who went all in for his last 855,000. Samuel Gerber folded from the small, however, Joseph Marzicola peaked at his cards, shrugged and announced a call for the rest of his chips.


Marzicola had an ever-so-slight lead going into the flop, however the board ran out      , leaving Stout with a pair of kings for the win.

Stout is up to 1,700,000 following the elimination.

Matt Stout1,700,000700,000
Joseph Marzicola0-740,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:49 PM Local Time

Samuel Gerber

Max Steinberg opened to 110,000 in the hijack and and Samuel Gerber popped it to 270,000 from the small blind. A call from Steinberg landed a    .

Gerber bet 325,000, Steinberg called, and the   followed on the turn. Both checked to see the   river where Gerber fired 385,000.

Steinberg went into the tank for about two minutes, but in the end kicked in his hand.

Samuel Gerber2,630,000530,000
Max Steinberg2,275,000-425,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:37 PM Local Time
Level: 27
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 5000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:33 PM Local Time

Max Steinberg opened from under the gun for 90,000 and action folded around to Joseph Marzicola in the big blind who made the call.

The flop came     and Marzicola check-called a bet of 105,000 from Steinberg. The turn saw an   land and Steinberg bet out 265,000 after Marzicola checked.

The river   saw more of the same with Marzicola checking and Steinberg betting. This time Steinberg announced all in and Marzicola went into the tank. Marzicola talked a little letting the table know he had a bust straight and flush draw, but he still thought he was ahead. In the end though he threw it away.

Max Steinberg2,700,000400,000
Joseph Marzicola740,000-600,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:19 PM Local Time

David Nicholson - 6th place

Action folded to Dylan Hortin on the button. He min-raised to 80,000 and found himself faced with a decision when David Nicholson three-bet shoved for 405,000 from the big blind. Hortin gave it some thought, but opted to call with   , leading Nicholson's   .

"Six-ball!" shouted Hortin's rail. "Seven minus one!"

The dealer obliged, laying out a     flop to give Hortin a pair of sixes. Nicholson picked up a straight draw, but found no help from the   turn or   river to exit in sixth place.

Dylan Hortin1,870,000440,000
David Nicholson0-410,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 6:10 PM Local Time

Action this level has consisted of Matt Stout going all in and stealing the blinds and antes, or someone else raising and stealing the blinds and antes.

This hand however saw Max Steinberg raise it up to 90,000 only to be three-bet by Dylan Hortin up to 210,000. Instead of simply calling Steinberg four-bet to 390,000. Hortin folded and Steinberg took it down.

Max Steinberg2,300,000220,000
Dylan Hortin1,430,000-85,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:52 PM Local Time

Samuel Gerber opened to 100,000 on the button and Max Steinberg three-bet to 290,000 from the big blind. A call from Gerber landed a     flop.

Steinberg meticulously gathered chips for a bet and made it 330,000 for Gerbal to call. He didn't though, quickly folding his hand.

Max Steinberg2,080,000480,000
Samuel Gerber1,920,000-240,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:42 PM Local Time

Matt Stout raised it up to 90,000 from the hijack and Max Steinberg called from the big blind.

The flop came     leading to a Steinberg check and a 120,000 bet from Stout. Steinberg made the call and both players were witness to the   on the turn. It was here that both players checked.

The   on the river saw Steinberg take control with a tiny bet of 65,000. Stout made the call and Steinberg flipped over    for a straight.

Max Steinberg1,600,000290,000
Matt Stout580,000-415,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:26 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 5000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:12 PM Local Time

Current 2012 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

1John Monnette524.25
2Phil Ivey494.70
3Andy Frankenberger384.66
4Phil Hellmuth368.70
5Brian Hastings303.00
6David "Bakes" Baker302.00
7Ashkan Razavi274.06
8Aubin Cazals251.00
9Michael Gathy250.00
10Clifford Goldkind240.00
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:11 PM Local Time

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

Samuel Gerber2,025,000-75,000
Joseph Marzicola1,745,000-55,000
Dylan Hortin1,515,000-35,000
Max Steinberg1,310,000110,000
Matt Stout995,000140,000
David Nicholson785,000-15,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:59 PM Local Time

Action folded to Matt Stout on the button and he went all in for 405,000. Samuel Gerber was in the big blind after mulling it over for about 60 seconds, he called with   .

Stout tabled    and scored the double up when the board rolled out      .

"It's never easy," said a relieved Stout after he dodged the flush and straight draw. "I'm actually sweating."

Samuel Gerber2,100,000-400,000
Matt Stout855,000445,000
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 4:56 PM Local Time

Dylan Hortin opened the action from under the gun and made it 60,000 to anyone willing to pay to see a flop. Both blinds obliged and Joseph Marzicola made the call from the small blind, and Max Steinberg did the same from the big blind.

The flop came     and all three players checked. The   on the turn saw both blinds check and Hortin fire out 85,000. Marzicola folded and Steinberg made the call. The   on the river allowed for Steinberg to check, and Hortin to bet out 155,000.

This prompted Steinberg to go deep into the tank pondering what course of action was best. In the end though Steinberg made the call and flipped over    for two-pair, kings and nines. Steinberg easily had Hortin beat, as all Hortin could produce was   .

Dylan Hortin1,550,000-400,000
Max Steinberg1,200,000620,000