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

Friday, July 05, 2013 to Sunday, July 07, 2013

Event #61: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,628,400
  • Entries: 386
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, July 8, 2013 2:05 AM Local Time
Gjergj Sinishtaj Eliminated in 6th Place ($153,372)

Gjergj Sinishtaj - 6th Place

Hand #119: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised in early position, Daniel Alaei called in the cutoff, and James Wiese called in the big blind. The dealer fanned    , Wiese quickly checked, Sinishtraj moved all in for 710,000, Alaei called, and Wiese folded.

Sinishtaj:     
Alaei:     

The turn was the  , improving Alaei's hand from two pair to a straight and giving him outs to make a flush, and the   bricked off of the river. Sinishtaj was eliminated, while Alaei now has over five million chips.

"He's got a bright future," Jared Bleznick said, referring to Sinishtaj. "He's going to win the Main Event before he's 25. I'll bet it."

Daniel Alaei5,200,0002,150,000
Gjergj Sinishtaj0-920,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 2:00 AM Local Time
Wiese Bet Forces Bleznick Fold

James Wiese

Hand #118: James Wiese (middle position) and Daniel Alaei (small blind) limped, Jared Bleznick checked (big blind), and all three subquently checked the     flop. They also checked the   turn, and it appeared the hand would likely end without much fanfare.

But when the river brought the   and Alaei checked, Bleznick promptly bet the pot — 240,000 — then Wiese didn't waste much time at all before reraising to 960,000, only leaving himself about 400,000 behind.

Alaei folded instantly, and Bleznick began talking out loud as he narrated his thinking process.

"The thing is… you bluff a lot," he said. "You're capable of a lot," he added, then asked the dealer to pull the chips in to see it was 720,000 for him to call.

Finally he let his hand go, continuing to talk while Wiese just chewed his gum wordlessly and dragged the chips.

Jared Bleznick2,900,000-50,000
James Wiese1,900,000100,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:51 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 0
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:51 AM Local Time
Five More Hands

Hand #113: Numit Agrawal raised to 120,000 in the cutoff, Daniel Alaei called on the button, Jared Bleznick called out of the small blind, and the dealer fanned    . Bleznick checked, Agrawal checked, and Alaei fired out 165,000. Both Bleznick and Agrawal folded.

Hand #114: Bleznick limped in on the button, Tom Marchese completed from the small blind, and James Wiese checked in the big blind. The flop fell    , all three players checked, and Wiese took the pot down with a bet after the   turned.

Hand #115: Alaei raised to 150,000 in middle position, and won the blinds.

Hand #116: Gjergj Sinishtaj limped in from the small blind, Agrawal checked in the big blind, and the flop came    . Sinishtaj won the pot with a bet of 75,000.

Hand #117: Bleznick raised to 150,000 from under the gun, Wiese three-bet to 250,000 two spots to his left, and the action folded back to Bleznick, who called. The dealer fanned    , both players checked, and the turn was the  . They checked again, and the river was the  . Bleznick fired out 325,000, and Wiese folded.

Monday, July 8, 2013 1:43 AM Local Time
Hands #107-#112

Hand #106: James Wiese raised to 125,000 from under the gun and won the blinds.

Hand #107: Numit Agrawal raised to 125,000 from the hijack seat, and also won the blinds.

Hand #108: Daniel Alaei raised to 150,000 from the hijack seat and got a caller in James Wiese in the small blind. The flop came     and both checked. The turn was the  , and Wiese led for 250,000, forcing a fold from Alaei.

Hand #110: It was a limped pot, blind-vs.-blind hand between Gjergj Sinishtaj and Agrawal. They checked down the     flop and   turn, then Sinishtaj bet 60,000 after the   river and Agrawal called. Agrawal showed      and Sinishtaj mucked.

Hand #111: A five-way limped pot on this one, and when Tom Marchese fired a 110,000 bet after a     flop, all folded.

Hand #112: Marchese raised to 120,000 from under the gun, Sinishtaj called from the cutoff seat, then Alaei repotted to 540,000. Marchese folded quickly, but after just a few seconds Sinishtaj called.

The flop came    , and when Alaei led with a bet, Sinishtaj folded.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:35 AM Local Time
Key Double for Agrawal

Numit Agrawal

Hand #102: Jared Bleznick raised to 150,000 in the hijack, James Wiese called on the button, and Numit Agrawal three-bet to 600,000 in the big blind. Bleznick moved all in, Wiese quickly folded, and Agrawal called all in for a total of 855,000.

Bleznick:     
Agrawal:     

The board rolled out      , and Agrawal doubled with a flush.

Hand #103: Daniel Alaei opened for a raise in early position, and received no callers.

Hand #104: Bleznick raised to 150,000, Wiese called, Alaei defended his big blind, and the flop fell    . Alaei checked, Bleznick fired 350,000, and both of his opponents folded.

Hand #105: Agrawal tossed in a pot-sized bet on the button, and no one called.

Jared Bleznick2,950,000-700,000
Numit Agrawal2,000,000850,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:30 AM Local Time
Sean Dempsey Eliminated in 7th Place ($115,637)

Sean Dempsey - 7th Place

Hand #100: Numit Agrawal raised to 120,000 from the hijack seat and Daniel Alaei called from the cutoff. It folded to James Wiese who reraised to 500,000 from the big blind, forcing a quick fold from Agrawal and after a few extra moments a fold from Alaei as well.

Hand #101: Agrawal raised to 210,000 from middle position, then Sean Dempsey reraised the pot from the big blind. Agrawal reraised back, and Dempsey called all in.

Dempsey:     
Agrawal:     

The flop came     giving Dempsey a pair of eights and a tenuous lead. The   fell on the turn, and while Dempsey still had the edge Agrawal had numerous outs to fill draws and end with the best hand.

One of those outs then arrived on the river — the   — giving Agrawal a Broadway straight and ending Dempsey's Event #61 run in seventh.

Numit Agrawal1,150,00085,000
Sean Dempsey0-850,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:25 AM Local Time
Much-Needed Double for Marchese

Tom Marchese

Hand #96: James Wiese raised to 150,000 in late position, and won the pot.

Hand #97: Jared Bleznick raised to 150,000 from under the gun, Gjergj Sinishtaj called on the button, Numit Agrawal called in the small blind, and the flop fell    . Agrawal checked, Bleznick bet 110,000, and both of his opponents folded.

Hand #98: Wiese raised to 125,000 from early position, and received no callers.

Hand #99: Wiese limped in from under the gun, Daniel Alaei called on the button, Bleznick completed in the small blind, and Marchese checked in the big blind. The dealer spread    , Bleznick checked, Marchese fired 240,000, Wiese raised, and the action folded back to Marchese, who called all in for 495,000.

Wiese:     
Marchese:     

Marchese flopped a set of sixes, but needed to fade a king or a diamond on the turn and river. He did so when the   and the   completed the board, more than doubling to 1.23 million chips. Wiese fell to 1.6 million.

James Wiese1,800,000-800,000
Tom Marchese1,230,000585,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:18 AM Local Time
Flushes for Alaei

Hand #92: James Wiese (under the gun) and Daniel Alaei (button) limped, and Tom Marchese checked his option in the big blind. All checked the     flop. The   came on the turn, and when checked to Wiese bet 100,000 and only Alaei called.

The river was the  . Wiese checked, and Alaei set out a bet of 275,000. Wiese thought for a while then called, and Alaei tabled      for the nut flush, Wiese folded.

Hand #93: Alaei raised to 150,000 from the cutoff seat and won the blinds.

Hand #94: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised to 125,000 from middle position and got one caller in James Wiese from the small blind. The flop came    . Wiese checked, and when Sinishtaj bet 110,000, Wiese folded.

Hand #95: Alaei limped from early position and it folded to Gjergj Sinishtaj in the big blind who checked. Both checked the     flop. The turn was the  . Sinishtaj bet 80,000, and Alaei called.

The river was the  , and when Sinishtaj bet 175,000, Alaei was quick with the call. Alaei turned over      for a diamond flush, and Sinishtaj mucked.

Daniel Alaei3,050,0001,175,000
Gjergj Sinishtaj920,000-550,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:07 AM Local Time
Three of Six for Wiese

Hand #86: Daniel Alaei limped in from the cutoff, James Wiese checked in the big blind, and the flop fell    . Wiese checked, Alaei fired out 75,000, and Wiese called. Turn was the  , both checked. And the two knuckled when the   completed the board. Wiese took the pot with      for trip aces.

Hand #87: Alaei limped in from the hijack seat, Sean Dempsey checked in the big blind, and the flop came    . Dempsey checked-folded to a bet of 75,000.

Hand #88: Wiese raised to 150,000 on the button, Dempsey called out of the small blind, and the dealer fanned    . Dempsey checked, Wiese fired out 200,000, and Dempsey folded.

Hand #89: Wiese raised to 150,000 in the cutoff, winning the blinds.

Hand #90: Alaei received a walk.

Hand #91: Tom Marchese raised to 225,000 from under the gun, and all of the players folded.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 8, 2013 1:02 AM Local Time
First Five Hands of Level 27

Players are back in their seats and Level 27 is underway. The plan will be to play three more one-hour levels tonight, and if the tourney has yet to complete the survivors will be returning on Tuesday to play a Day 4, thus giving them a chance to play in the last Day 1 flight of the Main Event tomorrow.

Hand #81: In the first hand of the level, Daniel Alaei limped from middle position and it folded around to Gjergj Sinishtaj who checked from the big blind. They checked down the     flop,   turn, and   river, and when     .

Hand #82: On the next hand, Alaei raised to 130,000 from under the gun and won the blinds.

Hand #83: It folded to Sinishtaj who raised to 125,000 from the button, and when Numit Agrawal reraised the pot to 440,000 from the small blind, both Alaei in the big blind and Sinishtaj folded.

Hand #84: Chip leader Jared Bleznick enjoyed a walk in the big blind.

Hand #85: James Wiese raised to 125,000 from UTG and got one caller in Jared Bleznick in the small blind. The flop came    , and Bleznick check-called Wiese's bet of 175,000. The turn was the   and Bleznick checked again. Wiese bet 375,000 this time, and Bleznick called once more.

The river was the   and both checked. Bleznick tabled     , and that was good enough as Wiese mucked.

Monday, July 8, 2013 12:49 AM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 30000/60000
Ante: 0
Monday, July 8, 2013 12:37 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts; 7 Remain
Jared Bleznick2,900,000325,000
James Wiese2,600,000145,000
Daniel Alaei1,875,000175,000
Gjergj Sinishtaj1,470,00010,000
Numit Agrawal1,065,000250,000
Sean Dempsey850,000-135,000
Tom Marchese645,000-505,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 12:33 AM Local Time
Break

The players are now on their second-to-last 20-minute break of the evening.

Monday, July 8, 2013 12:32 AM Local Time
Last Two Hands Before Break

Hand #79: Jared Bleznick limped in on the button, Tom Marchese completed from the small blind, James Wiese checked in the big blind, and the flop came down    . Both blinds checked, and Bleznick won with a bet of 110,000.

Hand #80: Daniel Alaei raised to 100,000 in the hijack seat, Sean Dempsey defended his big blind, and the flop came    . Dempsey led out for 110,000, Alaei called, and both players checked when the   turned. They knuckled again as the   completed the board, and Alaei won with      for a straight.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, July 8, 2013 12:28 AM Local Time
Hands #75-#78

Hand #75: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised to 125,000 from the small blind and won the hand.

Hand #76: Sinishtaj raised to 110,000 from the button and both blinds — Numit Agrawal and Daniel Alaei — called.

The flop came     and all checked. The turn was the  . Agrawal led for 200,000 this time, and only Alaei called. The river was the  , and Agrawal check-folded to Alaei's nearly pot-sized bet.

Hand #77: Tom Marchese raised from under the gun and got one caller in Jared Bleznick from the big blind. Both checked the     flop. Bleznick bet 150,000 after the   and Marchese called. The river brought the   and when Bleznick bet 100,000, Marchese folded.

Hand #78: Sean Dempsey bet 125,000 from middle position and won the blinds.

Monday, July 8, 2013 12:27 AM Local Time
Rory Rees Brennan Eliminated in 8th Place ($88,061)

Rory Rees Brennan - 8th Place

Hand #74: Rory Rees Brennan open-shoved for 90,000 in early position, Jared Bleznick three-bet to 200,000 in the hijack, and everyone else folded.

Brennan:     
Bleznick:     

The dealer fanned    , prompting the Irish rail to cheer loudly. Brennan had flopped a gut-shot straight flush draw, and any diamond or five would keep him alive, as would a ten. The   on the turn was a brick, however, and also took away the two tens as outs for him. The   on the river was no good for Brennan, either, and he exited in eighth place, earning $88,061.

Jared Bleznick2,575,00025,000
Rory Rees Brennan0-85,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 12:25 AM Local Time
Two Big Doubles Catapult Agrawal, Bleznick

Hand #72: Numit Agrawal raised to 175,000, then Rory Rees Brennan repotted from the cutoff seat. It folded back to Agrawal who called all in.

Agrawal:     
Brennan:     

The flop came    , then the   on the turn improved Agrawal to two pair. The   fell on the river, and Agrawal earned a double while Brennan was knocked down to less than 100,000.

Hand #73: Daniel Alaei raised to 115,000 and both Jared Bleznick (cutoff) and Sean Dempsey (big blind) checked. The flop came    . It checked to Alaei who bet 205,000, then Bleznick raised all in for just over 1 million. Dempsey got out and Alaei called.

Alaei:     
Bleznick:     

Bleznick had the lead with his kings, and after the   turn and   river he'd improved further to a straight to earn a big double back from Alaei.

Jared Bleznick2,550,0001,400,000
Daniel Alaei1,700,000-850,000
Numit Agrawal815,000135,000
Rory Rees Brennan85,000-615,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 12:13 AM Local Time
Brennan Doubles Again

Rory Rees Brennan

Hand #68: James Wiese raised to 125,000, and received no callers.

Hand #69: Tom Marchese raised to 100,000 in middle position, and won the pot.

Hand #70: Numit Agrawal raised to 175,000 on the button, and both blinds released.

Hand #71: Wiese raised to 125,000 in early position, Rory Rees Brennan moved all in for 345,000 on the button, and Wiese called.

Wiese:     
Brennan:     

The dealer spread    , which was an awful flop for Brennan. The Irishman stood up, shrugging defeatedly. The turn was the  , giving him a few outs to catch up, and the   on the river was one of them, giving him the wheel.

The Irish in the rail cheered loudly, as Brennan retook his seat.

James Wiese2,455,000-345,000
Rory Rees Brennan700,000355,000
Monday, July 8, 2013 12:10 AM Local Time
Alaei Doubles Through Bleznick, Assumes Lead

Daniel Alaei

Hand #67: Daniel Alaei raised to 115,000 from middle position, then Jared Bleznick reraised to 350,000 from one seat over. It folded back around to Alaei who called the raise, then the flop came    . Alaei promptly bet 775,000, leaving himself about 300,000 behind. Bleznick raised, and Alaei called.

Alaei:     
Bleznick:     

Bleznick had the lead with his kings, but the   fell on the turn to give Alaei more ways to overtake him. A standing Bleznick leaned over and grabbed Alaei's shoulders, saying "good luck." The river then brought the   to complete Alaei's flush, and though disappointed Bleznick nonetheless shook Alaei's hand as he went from near-elimination to the chip lead.

Daniel Alaei2,550,0001,350,000
Jared Bleznick1,150,000-1,450,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander