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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, July 06, 2012 to Sunday, July 08, 2012

WSOP National Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,570,000
  • Entries: 157
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:04 PM Local Time

Andy Hwang opened with a raise from early position and was called by Ryan Eriquezzo in the cutoff and Sam Stein in the big blind. The     flop saw action check to Eriquezzo, who bet 49,000. Only Stein made the call and it was heads-up action to the   turn, which both players checked.

Stein then checked the   river, and eventually folded to a bet of 61,000 from Eriquezzo.

Ryan Eriquezzo584,00080,000
Sam Stein495,000-80,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:58 AM Local Time

Sam Stein opened for 30,000 and Matt Keikoan called from the small blind. The flop came      , Keikoan checked, Stein bet 37,000 and Keikoan check-raised to 97,000.

Stein took his time and then called to see the   turn. Keikoan led out with 165,000 and Stein tank-folded.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:47 AM Local Time

Action folded to Sam Stein in the hijack and he raised to 30,000, which Andy Hwang called from the button. The     flop saw Stein led out for 36,000, Hwang make the call, and the   appear on the turn.

Both players checked, bringing about the   river. Stein checked once again, but this time Hwang bet 60,000. Stein didn't take long before sending his cards to the muck.

Andy Hwang1,281,00087,000
Sam Stein575,000-68,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:43 AM Local Time

Matt Keikoan opened from under the gun to 29,000 and the entire table folded. His rail cheered for him and gave them a wave.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:43 AM Local Time

Ryan Eriquezzo raised to 28,000 from middle position and cleared the field all the way to Andy Hwang in the big blind. The chip leader made the call and then checked the     flop. Eriquezzo took the opportunity to bet 21,000, which proved enough to take down the pot as Hwang angled his cards to the muck.

Andy Hwang1,194,000-30,000
Ryan Eriquezzo504,00030,000
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:41 AM Local Time

The blinds have gone up to 7,000/14,000 and Floorman Robbie Thompson announced the level change and said, "You don't see that very much."

"The Allen Kessler level," someone in audience chimed in.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:38 AM Local Time

Yung Hwang opened for 25,000, Matt Keikoan called and Ryan Eriquezzo called from the button. The flop came      , Hwang checked, Keikoan checked and Eriquezzo bet 46,000.

Hwang and Keikoan folded and Eriquezzo took the small pot.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:35 AM Local Time

Amanda Musumeci opened for 27,000 under the gun and was called by Huy Nguyen in middle position. The rest of the field got out of the way and it was heads-up to the     flop.

Musumeci wasted little time in leading out for 33,000, Nguyen called, and the   appeared on the turn. This time Musumeci opted to check, opening the door for Nguyen to bet 56,000. Musumeci made the call and then turned right around and led out for 87,000 on the   river. Nguyen made the call and tabled    for two pair, which bested Musumeci's    two pair and missed flush draw.

Huy Nguyen530,000213,000
Amanda Musumeci115,000-207,000
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:28 AM Local Time

The hand started with Huy Nguyen on the button and Matt Keikoan opened for 27,00. Ryan Eriquezzo raised to 66,00 right behind him, the blinds released and Keikoan tossed his cards away without much thought.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:21 AM Local Time

In the first hand of the 2012 World Series of Poker National Championship, action folded around to short-stacked David "ODB" Baker in the cutoff and he opened for 25,000. The raise proved to be enough as the button and both blinds folded.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:20 AM Local Time

Just 14 minutes remain in Level 22.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:18 AM Local Time

Introductions are being and cards will be in the air shortly.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:42 AM Local Time

Yung Hwang

Last Saturday, Day 2 of the 2012 World Series of Poker National Championship saw the remaining 39 players of a 157-entrant field return to battle down to a final table. It was a relatively quick day as 21 players hit the rail empty handed while ten more followed with respectable paydays. With that said, only eight were fortunate to make the final table and will return today to play down to a winner.

Today's action will be captured by ESPN cameras for broadcast on August 7th, but we'll be bringing you all the action, live, from the Main Stage here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Leading the way is Yung Hwang, who sits atop a stack of 1.224 million. He is joined by some stiff competition including a mix of WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard buy-ins and qualifiers from around the country.

2012 WSOP National Championship Final Table

1David "ODB" Baker281,000WSOP POY Entrant
2Amanda Musumeci322,000At-Large Qualifier
3Sam Stein651,000WSOP POY Entrant
4Huy Nguyen331,000At-Large Qualifier
5Yung "Andy" Hwang1,224,000At-Large Qualifier
6Nikolas Stone471,000Harrah's St. Louis Casino Champ
7Matt Keikoan957,000WSOP POY Entrant
8Ryan Eriquezzo474,000Caesars AC Main Event Champ

The remaining eight players will return in about 20 minutes and are all looking to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner, Sam Barnhart. With a bracelet and a $416,051 first-place prize at stake, there ought to be plenty of fireworks in the 2012 WSOP National Championship.