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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

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, June 25, 2012 5:40 PM Local Time

John Nelson opened for 80,000, Henry Lu called and Neil Channing raised from the big blind to 220,000. Nelson folded and Lu called.

The flop came      , Channing bet 255,000 and Lu called. The turn came  , Channing checked and Lu bet 300,000. Channing released his hand and Lu took the pot.

Monday, June 25, 2012 5:36 PM Local Time

John Nelson opened the action with a raise to 85,000. Only Henry Lu on the button would make the call and the dealer would flip over a     flop. John Led for 85,000 here and Lu called.

The   on the turn would see Nelson check and Lu bet 110,00. Too much for Nelson, he sent the pot to Lu.

Monday, June 25, 2012 5:34 PM Local Time

Balazs Botond 7th Place

Balazs Botond open-shoved all in preflop and John Nelson shoved over the top from the small blind. Henry Lu folded his big blind and the hands were tabled.

Nelson:    
Botond:    

The board ran           and Nelson's nines held.

John Nelson1,250,000-350,000
Balazs Botond0-500,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 5:26 PM Local Time

Folded to Henry Lu in the small blind, he raised it up. Tom Alner flicked in a call from the big blind and a     flop was dealt. Lu then led out for 125,000 and Alner threw his cards in the muck.

Monday, June 25, 2012 5:22 PM Local Time

Neil Channing opened for 80,000 from the cutoff and James Mackey raised to 180,000 on the button. The blinds released and Channing sat motionless for a moment.

He then put out a large re-raise to 510,000. Mackey folded in short order and Channing picked up a pot out of position.

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Monday, June 25, 2012 5:19 PM Local Time

Balazs Botond open shoved his stack of 240,000 and received a call from James Mackey in the big blind.

When Botond tabled his   , he was behind and in need of help against Mackey's   . The     was practically gin for Botond as he took the lead, however he would still need to dodge plenty of cards.

The   turn and the   river were great for Botond as he took the double and put a small dent in Mackey's stack.

James Mackey2,000,000-280,000
Balazs Botond500,000220,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 5:14 PM Local Time

Neil Channing opened to 80,000 and John Nelson called. The blinds released and the flop came      . Channing bet 50,000 and Nelson called. The turn came  , Channing bet 105,000 and Nelson folded.

Monday, June 25, 2012 5:11 PM Local Time

The players are back from their break and ready to play some more poker here at the final table of Event 43.

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:57 PM Local Time
Neil Channing3,750,0001,090,000
Henry Lu2,300,000-445,000
James Mackey2,280,000265,000
John Nelson1,600,000-200,000
Tom Alner1,380,000-170,000
Hovan Nguyen570,00070,000
Balazs Botond280,000-140,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:51 PM Local Time

Players are now on a scheduled 20 minute break.

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:51 PM Local Time

Every time James Mackey wins a pot he has one railbird in the stands that stands up and yells "Oh, yeah" with a creepy gyrating motion.

It's less of a yell and more of a moan.

The tournament floorman commented, "Oh great, that guy is back."

Apparently the same fan was present at a recent final table that Blair Hinkle was at and did the same thing every time Hinkle won a pot.

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:48 PM Local Time

James Mackey limped from the small blind and John Nelson checked from the big blind. The flop came      , Mackey bet 40,000 and Nelson called. The turn came  , Mackey bet 80,000 and Nelson called. The river came  , Mackey bet 140,000 and Nelson folded.

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:44 PM Local Time

Hovan Nguyen opened for 70,000 and Neil Channing called. The flop came      , Nguyen bet 85,000 and Channing raised to 180,000.

Nguyen held his hand for a moment but then tossed them back to the dealer.

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:41 PM Local Time

James Mackey opened up the action with a raise to 60,000 preflop. John Nelson made the call on his direct left and a     flop was dealt. Mackey led for 75,000 here and Nelson quickly raised it to 180,000. It was too much for Mackey as he sent his cards into the muck.

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:37 PM Local Time

Francois Dur 8th Place

Francois Dur moved all in preflop and Neil Channing snap-called.

Dur:    
Channing:    

The board ran           and Dur was eliminated.

Francois Dur0-1,050,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:35 PM Local Time

John Nelson opened it up to 60,000 from early position and only Neil Channing in the big blind would make the call. On the     flop, Channing checked and Nelson bet 70,000. Channing then check raised to 195,000 and Nelson called.

The   on the turn would see Channing lead for 230,000 and Nelson call. The   would complete the board on the river and Channing would opt to check. Nelson then slammed out a bet of 550,000 and Channing quickly folded.

Neil Channing2,660,000-440,000
John Nelson1,800,000340,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:29 PM Local Time

Henry Lu opened for 60,000 and Francois Dur moved all in from the big blind. Lu called and the hands were tabled.

Lu:    
Dur:    

The board ran           and Dur doubled up with a pair of tens.

Francois Dur1,050,000460,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:27 PM Local Time

James Mackey opened for 60,000 and John Nelson called. The flop came      , Mackey bet 75,000 and Nelson called. The turn came  , Mackey bet 190,000 and Nelson folded

Monday, June 25, 2012 4:27 PM Local Time

Jared Rosenbaum - 9th Place

Jared Rosenbaum was in middle position when he open shoved his short stack. On his direct left, Neil Channing made the call and with a flurry of cards going into the muck from around the table, Rosenbaum was at risk.

Channing's    was well in front of the    that Rosenbaum held and was even more in front when the     flop hit the felt. Rosenbaum begged for the five of diamonds here, but the   on the turn would give Channing the full house and leave Rosenbaum drawing dead.

The meaningless   on the river changed nothing and Rosenbaum was eliminated in 9th place.

Neil Channing3,100,000365,000
Jared Rosenbaum0-305,000
Monday, June 25, 2012 4:24 PM Local Time

Neil Channing opened for 65,000 and Henry Lu called from the small blind. The flop came      . Lu check-called 45,000 and the   came on the turn. Both players checked and the   fell on the river.

Both players checked again and Lu tabled pocket deuces and Chaning held     for a pair of eights.

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