WSOP | Tournaments | Event Updates
Auto Refresh Rate:

2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013

Event #48: $2,500 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

download official reportdownload official winner photo
  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $780,325
  • Entries: 343
  • Remaining: 0


view updates for day:
Friday, June 28, 2013 6:36 PM Local Time
Johnson Takes Another

Danny Warchol raised from the small blind, and Marco Johnson called from the big blind. The flop came    , and Warchol bet. Johnson raised it up, and Warchol quickly put out a third bet. Johnson called, and the   hit the turn. Warchol fired out, and again, Johnson raised it up. This time, Warchol tanked for about 30 seconds before folding, and Johnson took down another pot, to up his stack to 780,000.

Marco Johnson780,000380,000
Danny Warchol420,000-30,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
Marco Johnson Making Moves

Danny Warchol opened for a raise, and he called when Marco Johnson reraised, bringing on a flop of    .

Warchol check-called a bet from Johnson, and both players tapped the table on the   turn. When the   arrived on the river, Wachol bet it, and Johnson quickly called with    for a rivered pair. It was good, and the pot was pushed his way.

A few hands later, Warchol and Johnson tangled again, after Warchol raised to open the betting. Johnson made it three bets to play, and Warchol flatted to see the     flop.

Both players put three bets in on the flop, and Warchol led out on the   turn. Johnson flatted, and the river came  . Both players checked down, and Johnson's    was good enough for the win.

Friday, June 28, 2013 6:18 PM Local Time
Maria Ho Eliminated in 6th Place ($26,858)

Maria Ho

Maria Ho came into the final table as our chip leader, but nothing went her way when she came to the secondary feature table, as she lost every pot that she entered. In the final hand, Ho tried to commit all her chips preflop, but she had to leave 4,000 behind because of the betting limits. Marco Johnson and Juha Helppi called from the blind, and the flop came    . It was checked to Ho, who bet her final 4,000, and the two players called. They then checked the   on the turn, and the   on the river.

Johnson announced "queen high", and Helppi showed    for a pair. Ho let out a big sigh, and mucked her cards, though they had to be tabled:    for king high. Ho exited the area in 6th place, while Helppi jumped up to 390,000.

Marco Johnson400,000-10,000
Juha Helppi390,0005,000
Maria Ho0-200,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 6:07 PM Local Time
Juha Helppi Wins Two

Juha Helppi just won two pots in quick succession to pad his chip stack.

First, Helppi called Danny Warchol's preflop raise, and the flop came    . Both players tapped the table to bring the   on the turn. Helppi then led out for a bet, Warchol called, and the river fell  .

Once again Warchol called Helppi's bet, but the Finnish pro's    was good for the win.

Shortly thereafter, Helppi forced Mike Schiffman to fold on the river, with the board reading      .

Friday, June 28, 2013 6:04 PM Local Time
Thompson Takes One Down

Mike Schiffman called Jeff Thompson's preflop raise, and the dealer fanned the     across the felt.

Schiffman then check-called a bet on the turn ( ) and river ( ). but mucked when he saw Thompson's    for top pair/top kicker.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:50 PM Local Time
Danny Le Eliminated in 7th Place ($19,430)

Danny Le

Mike Schiffman raised it up, and Danny Le called out of the small blind. The flop came down    , and Le fired out a bet. Schiffman called, and Le bet out again on the   turn. This time, Schiffman raised, which was enough to put Le all in. He thought for about 20 seconds before committing the rest of his stack.


Le was looking for a four and a four only, but the river was the  . Le busted short of the official final table, while Schiffman is up to 440,000.

Mike Schiffman440,00070,000
Danny Le0-65,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:46 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:44 PM Local Time
Danny Le Doubles Up

After Danny Warchol raised to open the action, Danny Le moved his last bets into the middle holding   , and he was in a good spot against Warchol's   .

The final board rolled out clean for Le, coming      , and he doubled his short stack to stave off elimination.

Danny Le65,000-40,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:38 PM Local Time
Thompson Takes Two Huge Hands

Jeff Thompson raised it up, and Danny Warchol quickly three bet it. Thompson called, and the flop came    . Thompson checked, and Warchol bet out. Thompson raised, and Warchol called to see the   hit the turn. This time, Thompson bet, and Warchol raised it up. Thompson called, and the   hit the river. Thompson bet, and Warchol called, turning over    for top pair. Thompson showed    for a better queen, and he took down the big pot.

On the next hand, Warchol raised it up, and Maria Ho made it three bets on the button. Thompson then made it four bets in the big blind, and both players called. The flop came    , and Thompson fired out. Both players called, and the   hit the turn. Thompson bet out, and this time, Warchol was the only caller. The   hit the river, and Thompson fired one more barrel. Warchol folded, and Thompson won the huge pot without a showdown.

Jeff Thompson620,000240,000
Danny Warchol450,000-205,000
Maria Ho200,000-40,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:32 PM Local Time
Warchol Bests Ho in Big Pot

Danny Warchol raised, and Maria Ho made it three bets. Warchol called, and the flop came    . Ho checked to Warchol, who fired out. Ho tossed out a check raise, and Warchol called. On the turn, the  , Ho check called a bet, and on the river,  , Ho checked again. Warchol quickly fired out a bet, and Ho went into the tank. About 20 seconds in, she grabbed raising chips, and started shuffling them, which caused Warchol's eyebrows to raise up. She eventually just called, and Warchol rolled over    for top pair, which was good enough to take down the pot.

Danny Warchol655,000335,000
Maria Ho240,000-380,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:26 PM Local Time
Danny Warchol Strikes First Blood

On the first hand of the final table to see a flop, Danny Warchol raised and then called Maria Ho's three-bet to bring the     to the board.

Ho bet when it was checked to her, and Warchol raised it up. After Ho flatted, the turn came  , and Ho called Warchol's bet. Unfortunately, we missed the river card with the quick betting, but Warchol revealed the    for a turned two pair, and that was enough to earn the pot.

Friday, June 28, 2013 5:18 PM Local Time
Back Underway

The announcements have been made, and the cards are in the air once again.

Friday, June 28, 2013 5:18 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Maria Ho620,00070,000
Marco Johnson410,000-120,000
Juha Helppi385,000255,000
Jeff Thompson380,00075,000
Mike Schiffman370,000-7,000
Danny Warchol320,000-180,000
Danny Le105,00010,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:06 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table

Here is how the final table redraw looks. We will get official chip counts out when the players return from their short break.

11Maria Ho
12Mike Schiffman
13Jeff Thompson
14Danny Warchol
15Marco Johnson
16Danny Le
17Juha Helppi
Friday, June 28, 2013 5:01 PM Local Time
Mike Watson Eliminated in 8th Place ($19,430)

Mike Watson - 8th Place

Mike Watson lost a big hand to Mike Schiffman, when he could not produce a pair and Schiffman's    was good on the       board, and he was eliminated soon afterward.

Marco Johnson did the deed, after Watson got his last four bets in before the flop. Johnson held the   , while Watson tabled the   .


Johnson flopped an open-ender, and the turn gave him the nut straight. Watson stood to make his exit, and he earned $19,430 for his 8th place finish here today.

Marco Johnson530,000120,000
Mike Watson0-120,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 28, 2013 4:50 PM Local Time
Watson Doubles Through Warchol....Again

Mike Watson and Danny Warchol have been battling in pots all day, and most of them have resulted in Watson securing double ups. Well that just happened again, as Watson got the last of his 55,000 in the middle holding   . He was up against the    of Warchol, and the hand was almost over when the flop came down    . Warchol would need runner runner to win, but the   on the turn ended things. The meaningless river was the  , and Watson got another double up to 110,000.

Danny Warchol500,000-85,000
Mike Watson120,00010,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 4:48 PM Local Time
The River Sinks Danny Le Again, He Triples Through Soon After

After absorbing a few tough beats on the river, but rebounding to recover his chip stack, Danny Le just got beat on fifth street yet again.

This time it was Jeff Thompson doing the damage, when his    connected on the       board. Le winced when he saw the bad news, and he was left with just a few bets left to his name.

Those bets got in soon afterward, against Maria Ho and Thompson in a threeway pot, and Le's    was good enough on the       board. Both Ho and Thompson held   , and Le tripled through to continue his see-saw day.

Danny Le95,000-55,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 4:43 PM Local Time
Helppi Wins One, Then Losses One

Not long after Juha Helppi doubled through Thompson, he got right back into the action in a pot against Maria Ho. We caught up with the action on the turn, with the board showing     . Ho check called a bet from Helppi, and when the   came on the river, Ho fired out. Helppi thought for just a few moments before he announced raise, and committed almost all of his chips into the middle. Ho tanked for a bit before folding, and Helppi collected the pot.

On the very next hand, Helppi raised it up, and Danny Le three bet it. The flop came    , and Helppi check called a bet from Le. The turn was the  , and both players checked. The   hit the river, and Helppi bet out. Le called, and Helppi confidently showed    for top pair on the river. It was no good though, ans Le had    for a better kicker.

Maria Ho550,000-110,000
Danny Le150,000-15,000
Juha Helppi130,000-10,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 4:37 PM Local Time
Juha Helppi Doubles Through Jeff Thompson

Juha Helppi Just Doubled Through Jeff Thompson

With the second shortest stack heading back from break, Juha Helppi made his stand with   , getting four bets in before the flop against Jeff Thompson.

Thompson tabled the   , and Helppi's ace-high was in the lead. The final board of       kept Helppi in front, and he earned a desperately needed double to remain in contention.

Jeff Thompson305,000-90,000
Juha Helppi140,00050,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 4:31 PM Local Time
It's a Woman's World

Maria Ho Has Here Ladies Backing Her Up Here Today

With Maria Ho attempting to win her first gold bracelet in an open event, while the Ladies Championship is being held on the same day, the last woman to achieve the feat has taken to the rail to support her friend.

Vanessa Selbst has just arrived to sweat Ho, along with fellow female pro Tiffany Michelle, and Selbst has already made her presence felt.

"You trying to bluff my girl?," she jokingly asked Juha Helppi. "We gonna have a problem here?"

Holding the chip lead with just eight players remaining, Ho is definitely in position to join Selbst as one of the few women to win an open event at the WSOP.

Playtika - Jason Alexander