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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

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $780,325
  • Entries: 343
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 28, 2013 4:31 PM Local Time
Watson Doubles Through Schiffman

Mike Watson lost a huge pot to Danny Warchol just before the break, and he came back with just 55,000. That money got in the middle on the first hand back, with Watson holding   . He was up against the    of Mike Schiffman, and Watson caught a piece of the flop, as it came    . The   on the turn gave Schiffman a deuce for an out, but it never came, as the   hit the river.

Watson doubled up to 110,000, while Schiffman dropped to 165,000.

Mike Schiffman165,000-55,000
Mike Watson110,00055,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 4:13 PM Local Time
Current Chip Counts at Break

Here are the current chip counts for the last eight players as they enter the third level of play.

Maria Ho660,000-45,000
Danny Warchol585,000210,000
Marco Johnson410,000-130,000
Jeff Thompson395,00015,000
Mike Schiffman220,000-8,000
Danny Le165,00070,000
Juha Helppi90,000-80,000
Mike Watson55,000-115,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 4:11 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast Episode #166: Have a Nice Trip

Mitch Garber addresses the audience prior to the start of day three of the One Drop High Roller Tournament.

In this, another abridged version of the PokerNews Podcast, Rich and Mark take a look at the bubble of the $111,111 One Drop High Roller and discuss Jack Effel's decision to halt play for the evening before the bubble could burst. The two then look at some of the recent bracelet winners and discuss the 2013 Ladies Event.

You can subscribe to the PokerNews Podcast on iTunes here.

Friday, June 28, 2013 4:05 PM Local Time
Breaking Through

The remaining eight players have stood to stretch, as the first 20-minute break has arrived.

Friday, June 28, 2013 4:04 PM Local Time
Paul Mattioda Eliminated in 9th Place ($14,404)

Paul Mattioda

Paul Mattioda raised it up preflop for most of his chips, and Mike Watson called. The flop came down    , and Mattioda check called for the rest of his chips.


Mattioda was looking for an ace, but it never came, as the board completed   and  , and Mattioda was knocked out in 9th place.

Mike Watson170,00020,000
Paul Mattioda0-90,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:55 PM Local Time
Watson Doubles Through Warchol Two Hands in a Row

Mike Watson got the rest of his short stack in preflop holding   , but he was in bad shape, as Danny Warchol had   . Watson was looking for a nine, and he got just that on the     flop. The board completed   and  , and Watson got the much needed double up.

On the very next hand, Warchol raised it up, and Watson three bet it. Warchol called, and the flop came    . Warchol check raised Watson on the flop, and Watson called to see the   come on the turn. Warchol bet out, and Watson committed the rest of his chips. Warchol shook his head as he made the call.


Watson paired up on the turn, and Warchol was looking for a two outer on the river. That card was the  , and Watson got unnecessary trips to up his stack to 150,000, while Warchol dropped to 375,000.

Danny Warchol375,000115,000
Mike Watson150,00025,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:53 PM Local Time
Danny Le Doubles Through Maria Ho

After losing a succession of hands on river beats, Danny Le got his last bets into the middle after the turn, with the board reading     . Maria Ho called him down with   , but Le tabled the   , and for the first time all day, the river could not harm him. The   fell to complete the board, and Le earned the double with his flopped set

Maria Ho705,000-110,000
Danny Le95,000-140,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:45 PM Local Time
Maria Ho On a Tear

As the Mike Watson hands were going on, we caught the end of Maria Ho scooping a giant pot through Jeff Thompson to get up to over 800,000. We saw that the board read      , and Ho had   , giving her the huge pot, and making her our overwhelming chip leader at the moment.

Maria Ho815,0000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:33 PM Local Time
David "Bakes" Baker Eliminated in 10th Place ($14,404)

David "Bakes" Baker - 10th Place

With his stack shortened after a few unsuccessful hands to start the day, David "Bakes" Baker raised his button and watched as Juha Helppi made it three bets to play. Danny Le came along for the ride, and Baker saw an opportunity to triple up, so he moved his last bet into the middle. Both Helppi and Le called, and the flop fell    .

Helppi led out for a bet and Le flatted, bringing the   on the turn. The action repeated on fourth street, and when the   completed the board on the river, Helppi fired a third barrel. Le folded his hand, and Baker stood to see that bad news. Helppi tabled the    for top pair on the flop and a flush by the river, and Baker flashed the   before making his exit from the tournament floor.

With his 10th place finish here today, Baker notched his seventh cash at the 2013 World Series of Poker, and he just missed out on his fourth final table appearance of the summer.

David "Bakes" Baker0-70,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:26 PM Local Time
Jon Seaman Eliminated in 11th Place ($10,940)

Jon Seaman raised before the flop, and then called when Jeff Thompson made it three bets to play.

On the     flop, Seaman check-raised Thompson's bet, and when the   arrived on the turn he led out for his last few chips.

Thompson called with   , and he would need to catch on the river to eliminate Seaman, who tabled   .


With that, Seaman's tournament came to an abrupt end, and he headed for the payout desk with an 11th place finish.

Jeff Thompson290,00050,000
Jon Seaman0-110,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:16 PM Local Time
Baker Gets Some Much Needed Chips

Danny Le raised under the gun, and David "Bakes" Baker, who started the hand with just 40,000 in chips, three bet it. Le called, and the flop came    . Baker fired out, and Le called. The   hit the turn, and Baker fired again, leaving behind just one orange T5,000 chip. Le tanked for about 30 seconds before folding, and Baker took down the crucial pot.

David "Bakes" Baker70,000-15,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:14 PM Local Time
Mattioda Doubles Through Warchol

On the very next hand, the betting was capped preflop between Paul Mattioda and Danny Warchol. The flop came down    , and the rest of Mattioda's small stack got in the middle.


Mattioda was well out in front, but the   on the turn gave Warchol flush draw outs. He couldn't get it though, as the   came on the river, giving Mattioda the double up.

Danny Warchol260,000-40,000
Paul Mattioda90,00050,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:11 PM Local Time
Watson Triples Up

Mike Watson raised it up, and he was called by Paul Mattioda and Danny Warchol. The flop came down    , and it was checked to Watson, who fired out. Mattioda called, then Warchol raised it up. Watsom got the rest of his chips in the middle, and both opponents called.

The turn was the  , and Mattioda check called a bet from Warchol. The river was the  , and Mattioda led right out. Warchol angrily flashed    before folding, and Mattioda showed    for a straight. It was no good though, as Watson showed    to get the full triple up.

Danny Warchol300,000-70,000
Mike Watson125,000-5,000
Paul Mattioda40,000-15,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:05 PM Local Time
Danny Le Takes the Crown from David Baker

David "Bakes" Baker raised his button before the flop, and Danny Le called to defend his big blind.

The flop came     and Le checked to Baker, who continued with a bet. Le made it two bets to play, however, and Bakes flatted to see the   arrive on the turn. Both players checked fourth street, and the   completed the board on the river. Baker bet it, and Le called while tabling the    for top pair on the turn. Baker mucked quickly, and his stack took a sizable hit.

David "Bakes" Baker85,000-55,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 3:01 PM Local Time
Jon Seaman Stays Afloat, Doubles Through Danny Le

With just a few bets left to his name, Jon Seaman called Danny Le's raise before the flop, and the dealer fanned the     across the felt.

Le led out for a bet, and Seamn raised it up, leaving himself only a single bet behind. Le smooth called, and the turn came  . Le then bet enough to put Seaman all in, and the short stack called off with    for bottom pair.

Le could only muster the    for no pair and the lowest flush draw possible, but the   on the river as a blank, and Seaman survived his all-in encounter.

Jon Seaman110,00050,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 28, 2013 2:56 PM Local Time

We just updated the counts for Maria Ho, David "Bakes" Baker, and Danny Le in the last post. Here's how everyone else is looking. Marco Johnson has been on a tear so far, winning nearly every hand he's entered on his way to taking the chip lead.

Marco Johnson540,000200,000
Danny Warchol370,000-40,000
Jeff Thompson240,000105,000
Juha Helppi170,000-5,000
Mike Schiffman160,000-48,000
Mike Watson130,000-70,000
Jon Seaman60,000-25,000
Paul Mattioda55,000-95,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 2:53 PM Local Time
Diamonds are Maria's Best Friend

David "Bakes" Baker raised it up under the gun, and he was called by Danny Le, Maria Ho, and Jeff Thompson. The flop came    , and it was checked to Baker, who bet out. Le called, and then Ho tossed out a check raise. Thompson folded, but both Baker and Le called to see the   hit the turn.

This time Ho bet out, and Baker raised it up. Le cold called again, and Ho also called. The   hit the river, and Ho led out. Baker called, though he didn't look thrilled about it, and Le also called.

Ho rolled over    for the nuts, and both players mucked. After that hand, Ho is up to 400,000, while Le is at 235,000, and Baker is down to just 140,000.

Maria Ho400,000109,000
Danny Le235,000-155,000
David "Bakes" Baker140,000-38,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 2:45 PM Local Time
Baker and the Ladies

Two hands saw David "Bakes" Baker tangle with the ladies, and it was a mixed bag for one of the game's rising stars.

First, Baker called bets on all three streets with the board reading      , but he mucked when Jeff Thompson turned over the   .

Shortly thereafter, Baker and Danny Le got four bets in on the turn, with the board showing     , and after the two tapped the table on the   river, Baker's    was good for the win.

Friday, June 28, 2013 2:41 PM Local Time
Juha Helppi Earns Some Value

Juha Helppi

Juha Helppi raised before the flop, and called when Danny Le made it three bets to play.

Helppi then check called all three streets on the       board, and his    was good against Le's   .

The win put Helppi back in a reasonable chip position after he had slid a bit to start the day.

Danny Le390,000-31,000
Juha Helppi175,000-25,000
Friday, June 28, 2013 2:37 PM Local Time
Watson Gets There On River

Mike Watson opened the action with a raise, and it folded all the way around to Danny Warchol in the big blind. He reraised, and Watson called to see a flop of     come down. Warchol bet out, and Watson made the call. The   on the turn lit the fuse. Warchol checked to Watson, who fired out. Warchol then check raised, and Watson three bet it. Warchol called, and the   hit the river. Warchol bet out, and Watson raised, which was for most of his chips. Warchol instantly called, and Watson rolled over    for the ace high flush.

Warchol shot out of his chair and quickly flashed    for top two pair before mucking. Watson jumped up to 200,000 after that one, while Warchol is still doing fine with 410,000.

Danny Warchol410,000-60,000
Mike Watson200,00085,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander