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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 23, 2012 to Monday, June 25, 2012

Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $3,739,500
  • Entries: 2,770
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 25, 2012 2:54 PM Local Time

Mickael Morgousky

Folded to Henry Lu in the cutoff, he shoved his tiny stack all in. Mickael Morgousky was on the button on his direct left and shoved his 454,000-chip stack over the top. It was then on John Nelson in the small blind and he shoved his seven-stack figure. The big blind quickly got out of the way and the three players turned their hands over.


When the      , Lu's set was enough to see him triple up, while Nelson's hand was good enough to eliminate Morgousky in 16th place.

John Nelson1,400,000390,000
Henry Lu140,000100,000
Mickael Morgousky0-545,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 2:49 PM Local Time

Tom Alner opened for 48,000 and Henry Lu called from the small blind. The flop came       and Lu check-called 57,000. The turn came  , Lu checked, Alner bet 111,000 and Lu check-raised to 250,000.

Alner called and the river came  . Lu announced all in and Alner called.

"Got a jack?" Lu asked.

He nodded and tabled     and Lu held    . Lu was left with just two big blinds after the hand.

Tom Alner920,000135,000
Henry Lu40,000-910,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 2:39 PM Local Time

From middle position, Michael Judge raised it up to 55,000 and a flurry of cards went into the muck until it was on Neil Channing in the small blind. Channing asked to how much his opponent had and then three-bet to 142,000. It was back on Judge and he tanked for two minutes. He looked pained as he decided what to do, eventually flicking his cards into the muck.

Neil Channing1,140,000160,000
Michael Judge490,000-60,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 2:32 PM Local Time

Randy Lew opened for 48,000 and Hovan Nguyen shoved for 220,000 more from the big blind. Lew called and they were off to the showdown.


The board ran           and Nguyen doulbed up.

Randy Lew580,000-360,000
Hovan Nguyen525,000155,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 2:25 PM Local Time

Cards are back in the air following the break.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 25, 2012 2:05 PM Local Time

The first two levels are in the books and the field is going on break.

Monday, June 25, 2012 2:01 PM Local Time

Daniel Zeihen 17th Place

Daniel Zeihen opened and Balazs Botond raised enough to put Zeihen all in. Zeihen called and the hands were tabled.


The board ran           and Zeihen was eliminated.

Balazs Botond2,465,000455,000
Daniel Zeihen0-455,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 1:50 PM Local Time
Balazs Botond2,010,00010,000
James Mackey1,120,00046,000
Zach Clark1,070,000-272,000
Neil Channing980,000-70,000
Cary Marshall470,00020,000
Daniel Zeihen455,000164,000
Michael Judge440,000-75,000
Francois Dur360,000-142,000
Jared Rosenbaum270,000-150,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 1:40 PM Local Time

Folded to Balazs Botond on the river, he raised it up and received a call from Cary Marshall in the big blind. Both players then checked the     flop and the   would hit the turn. This time Marshall checked and then called a bet of 56,000 from Marshall.

On the   river, Marshall thought long and hard before betting 155,000. Botond then took his time to fold his hand. As Mashall raked in the pot, he tabled    for nothing but ace-high.

Balazs Botond1,760,000440,000
Cary Marshall450,000190,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 1:28 PM Local Time
John Nelson1,010,00015,000
Randy Lew940,00070,000
Tom Alner785,000355,000
Jesse Yaginuma650,00030,000
Henry Lu640,000-165,000
Mickael Morgousky545,000-76,000
Mark Ketteringham390,000-135,000
Hovan Nguyen370,00065,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 25, 2012 1:20 PM Local Time

Randy Lew has been doing great lately and we were there to see hi rake in another small pot to add to his collection of chips. The hand in question started when Jesse Yaginuma opened up the button with a raise. Lew made the call out of the big blind and a     flop was dealt.

Both players checked the flop and the   hit the turn. This time Lew led for 46,000 and Yaginuma called. The   completed the board on the river and both players checked.

When Lew turned over   , his pair of fours were enough to see Yaginuma's cards into the muck.

Randy Lew870,000245,000
Jesse Yaginuma620,000-89,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 1:13 PM Local Time

John Nelson opened for 40,000 on the button and Tom Alner moved all in for just over 200,000. Nelson called and the cards were tabled.


The board ran           and Alner hit the one-outer to stay alive.

Tom Alner430,000430,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 1:08 PM Local Time

Neil Channing opened to 35,000 from middle position, and the action checked to Cary Marshall in the big blind. While he was in the tank, Channing tried to goad him into moving all in.

"Come on," Channing said, grabbing a stack of green T25,000 chips. "Do it. If you're going to win, you have to double."

"I'll choose when I do it," Marshall returned.

"Good plan," Channing shot back, grinning.

"How much is it?" Marshall asked the dealer. "Thirty-five?"

"Or more if you want," Channing jabbed.

Marshall called, and the flop fell    . After a few seconds of deliberation, Marshall moved all in for around 90,000, and Channing snapped him off.


Channing was in great shape, but both the turn ( ) and river ( ) were clubs, giving Marshall an ace-high flush.

He doubled, while Channing is still floating around 1 million chips.

Neil Channing1,050,000-269,000
Cary Marshall260,000165,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 1:01 PM Local Time

Zach Clark opened for 41,000 and was called by James Mackey, Neil Channing, Daniel Zeihen on the button and Balazs Botond in the big blind. The five players saw a       flop.

All five players checked to the   turn. Botond and Clark checked, Mackey bet 110,000, Channing folded and Zeihen moved all in for just under 150,000.

Botond called, Clark folded and Mackey called. The active players went check-check on the   river.


Zeihen chipped up with his spade flush.

Monday, June 25, 2012 12:56 PM Local Time

Cary Marshall had the button, and raised. Michael Judge three-bet jammed from the small blind, and Marshall called.


Judge stole the lead in the hand when the dealer fanned    , and the board completed   , doubling him to just over 500,000 chips.

Michael Judge515,000193,000
Cary Marshall95,000-286,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 25, 2012 12:53 PM Local Time

John Nelson opened to 33,000 from early position, and the action folded to Randy "nanonoko" Lew who three-bet jammed for 298,000. The action folded back to Nelson, who tank-called.


The     flop was great for Lew, and the   on the turn had Nelson drawing dead. The river was a meaningless  , and Lew successfully doubled.

John Nelson995,000-305,000
Randy Lew625,000223,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 12:36 PM Local Time

Carl DiVeglia III - 18th Place

The action folded to Carl DiVeglia III, who open-shoved for his last 300,000 or so. Henry Lu immediately three-bet jammed behind him, and the action folded behind him.

DiVeglia III  

The board ran out      , and DiVeglia III was eliminated.

Henry Lu805,000232,000
Carl DiVeglia III0-359,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 12:31 PM Local Time

The field has been trimmed to 18 players and they have done a complete table redraw.

Table 445

1James Mackey
2Neil Channing
3Daniel Zeihen
4Francois Dur
5Balazs Botod
6Jared Rosenbaum
7Cary Marshall
8Michael Judge
9Zach Clark

Table 446

1Henry Lu
2Michael Morgousky
3John Nelson
4Tom Alner
5Hovan Nguyen
6Jesse Yaginuma
7Mark Ketteringham
8Randy Lew
9Carl DiVeglia III
Monday, June 25, 2012 12:26 PM Local Time

The action folded to Adam Foster, who moved all in for just under 300,000 from the button. John Nelson asked for a count from the big blind, and after Foster gave an approximation, Nelson called.


The sevens held as the board ran out      , eliminating Foster in 19th place.

The remaining 18 players are currently redrawing to two tables. We will have a full seat draw for you shortly.

John Nelson1,300,000281,000
Adam Foster0-371,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 12:21 PM Local Time

Andres Sanchez 20th Place

Andres Sanchez opened on the button and Balazs Botond raised to 85,000 from teh big blind. Sanchez moved all in and Botond called.


The board ran           and Sanchez was eliminated.

Andres Sanchez0-366,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander