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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 to Thursday, June 28, 2012

Event #47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,320,300
  • Entries: 978
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:47 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:45 PM Local Time

Action folded to Roch Cousineau on the button and he raised to 85,000, which Steven Loube and Tim Finne called from small and big blinds respectively. All three players proceeded to check it down as the board ran out      .

Cousineau rolled over      for the low, while Loube's      took the high. It wasn't much of a hand, but it's indicative of the sort of action we've seen here in Level 25.

Roch Cousineau1,700,00050,000
Steven Loube960,00055,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:34 PM Local Time

Timothy Finne is shining in Event 47

"Yul Brynner!"

Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. winner Ylon Schwartz is here with a friend, railing in support of Timothy Finne. Just now the two of them began calling out names of various bald actors, as if to suggest their resemblances with Finne.

"Telly Savalas!" The late Kojak star actually played at the WSOP frequently during the 1970s and '80s, even final-tabling a seven-card stud event once.

"Telly Savalas is better than Yul Brynner," said a smiling Finne in response before turning his attention back to the game. Meanwhile, Schwartz and his friend continued their game.

"Ving Rhames!" "Patrick Stewart!" "Ben Kingsley...!"

"Louis Gosset, Jr., baby!"

Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:32 PM Local Time
Roch Cousineau1,650,000130,000
Timothy Finne935,000-465,000
Steven Loube905,000-20,000
Cameron Mckinley680,000120,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:25 PM Local Time

After action folded to him in the small blind, Steven Loube raised to 120,000 and received a call from Tim Finne in the big. The     flop saw Loube check, Finne fired out 125,000, and Loube simply fold.

It wasn't much of a hand, but it added to Finne's stack while Loube continued to slide.

Timothy Finne1,400,000320,000
Steven Loube925,000-375,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:07 PM Local Time

Timothy Finne

Timothy Finne continues to add to his stack during the early part of Level 25. Just now he opened for 80,000 from the button and got a single caller in Roch "Rocky" Cousineau in the big blind. The flop came    , and when Cousineau checked, Finne bet 100,000. Cousineau thought for a few moments, then called.

The turn was the  . Cousineau checked again, and this time Finne promptly pushed out a tall stack of orange (5,000) chips for a bet of 275,000. Cousineau again waited a few moments, but this time let his hand go.

Roch Cousineau1,520,000-15,000
Timothy Finne1,080,000205,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:01 PM Local Time's Live Streaming Schedule (subject to change)

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:54 PM Local Time

Action folded to Steven Loube in the small blind and he raised to 100,000, which Tim Finne called from the big blind. The     flop saw Loube lead out for 125,000, prompting Finne to raise to 450,000 total, leaving just 70,000 or so behind.

"Nice hand," Loube said as he sent his cards to the muck.

Steven Loube1,300,000-240,000
Timothy Finne875,000240,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:48 PM Local Time
Level: 25
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:31 PM Local Time

Timothy Finne snuck back ahead of Cameron Mckinley just before Level 24 concluded. Meanwhile, a single 5,000-chip currently separates Steven Loube and Roch Cousineau at the top of the counts.

Steven Loube1,540,000190,000
Roch Cousineau1,535,000-215,000
Timothy Finne635,00020,000
Cameron Mckinley560,000-95,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:30 PM Local Time

The remaining quartet of players have left for another 20-minute break.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:27 PM Local Time

Cameron Mckinley

Cameron Mckinley opened with a pot-sized raise to 105,000 from under the gun, and Timothy Finne called from the big blind. The flop came    , and Finne pushed out a stack of 200,000, enough to put Mckinley all in, and he quickly called.


Mckinley was ahead with his queens, then the   turn made things even better for him. The river was the  , and Mckinley doubles up to pass Finne in the counts.

Cameron Mckinley655,000385,000
Timothy Finne615,000-260,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:22 PM Local Time

Steven Loube

Steven Loube raised to 105,000 under the gun and Roch Cousineau called from the big blind. The     flop saw Cousineau check-call a bet of 100,000 before both players checked the   turn.

When the   peeled off on the river, Cousineau led out for 255,000 and Loube made a quick call. "Seven," Cousineau said and tabled     .

"Flush," Loube said excitedly and turned over     .

"No flush," Cousineau informed Loube as there weren't three spades on the board.

"What?" Loube said with genuine surprise, making it obvious he had misread his hand. "I have fours," he added a bit dejected.

It was a costly call as Cousineau retook the chip lead.

Roch Cousineau1,750,000500,000
Steven Loube1,350,000-400,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:14 PM Local Time

Timothy Finne raised to 60,000 from the button and got a single caller in Cameron Mckinley in the small blind. The flop came    . Mckinley checked, Finne bet 80,000, and Mckinley called. The turn was the  , and Mckinley immediately announced he was all in for 195,000. Finne quickly called.

Mckinley tabled      for a full house, and winced a little when he saw Finne had turned a low with his     . The   fell on the river, and the pair chopped up the pot.

Timothy Finne965,00020,000
Cameron Mckinley270,00020,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:09 PM Local Time

Action folded to Tim Finne on the button and he limped, which prompted Cameron Mckinley to do the same from the small blind. Roch Cousineau checked his option in the big and it was three-way action to the     flop, which all three players checked.

The   turn saw Mckinley lead out for 60,000, Cousineau call, and Finne get out of the way. Mckinley then checked the   and Cousineau bet out 140,000. The former made a quick call with     , but was scooped when Cousineau revealed      for a flush and ace-four low.

Roch Cousineau1,450,000280,000
Cameron Mckinley350,000-245,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:52 PM Local Time

Timothy Finne limped from the button, Cam Mckinley limped as well from the small blind, and Roch Cousineau checked from the big blind. The flop came     and all checked. The turn then brought the  . Mckinley checked again, and this time Cousineau bet 65,000. Finne stepped aside, but Mckinley fired a check-raise to 205,000, garnering a fold from Cousineau.

Mckinley picks up a few, but remains the short stack among the final four.

Roch Cousineau1,170,00030,000
Cameron Mckinley595,000-50,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:47 PM Local Time

Steven Loube raised to 105,000 under the gun and Roch Cousineau defended from the big blind. The latter proceeded to check the     flop, opening the door for Loube to bet 125,000. Cousineau woke up with a check-raise to 275,000, and then checked the   turn after Loube made the call.

The 34-year-old professional injury attorney bet his last 375,000, putting the pressure on Cousineau. "You going to show me?" Cousineau asked.

Loube shook his head no at first, but then added, "I don't know, maybe." Cousineau thought for a solid two minutes before making the call.

"I've got it," Loube said and slapped down the     . While he had the goods at the time, Cousineau held      and could still win the pot if the board paired on the river. "Yes," Loube screamed when the   appeared, giving him the double and the chip lead.

Steven Loube1,500,000710,000
Roch Cousineau1,250,000-590,000
Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:35 PM Local Time

Final Table

Roch "Rocky" Cousineau is a 32-year-old casino dealer from Gatineau, Canada. Today marks his fourth WSOP cash.

Steven Loube is a 34-year-old personal injury attorney who lives in Atlanta, Georgia playing in his very first WSOP event.

As mentioned earlier, 31-year-old Timothy Finne has significant WSOP experience, with this marking his fifth WSOP final table. Finne hails from Fanwood, New Jersey, and describes himself as a "professional slacker."

Finally, Cam Mckinley from Vancouver, Washington is playing his second WSOP final table. This marks his eighth WSOP cash.

Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:26 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 15000/30000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:20 PM Local Time

Not too much in the way of significant chip movement over the last couple of orbits, with few hands reaching a flop, either. Roch "Rocky" Cousineau continues to maintain his hefty advantage, with Cam Mckinley currently the table's short stack.

Roch Cousineau1,840,000-40,000
Timothy Finne1,110,000-20,000
Steven Loube790,000-10,000
Cameron Mckinley610,000110,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander