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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

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, July 8, 2013 12:01 AM Local Time
Wiese Makes a Straight

Hand #63: Daniel Alaei called out of small blind, Jared Bleznick checked in the big blind, and the flop fell    . Alaei tossed out 65,000, and Bleznick folded.

Hand #64: James Wiese raised to 100,00 from under the gun, Alaei raised the pot (375,000) on the button, and the action folded back to Wiese, who folded as well.

Hand #65: Rory Rees Brennan raised to 175,000 in the hijack seat, Alaei called in the cutoff, and the button and both blinds released. The flop came down    , and Brennan checked-folded to a bet from Alaei.

Hand #66: Alaei limped in from the hijack seat, Wiese completed from the small blind, and Sean Dempsey raised to 200,000 in the big blind. Alaei folded, Wiese called, and the flop fell    . Both players checked, the turn was the  , and the two checked again. The   completed the board, Wiese fired out 250,000, and Dempsey called.

Wiese showed      for a straight, and Dempsey mucked.

James Wiese2,800,000620,000
Sean Dempsey985,000-595,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:55 PM Local Time
Bleznick Maintains Lead

Jared Bleznick

Hand #58: Jared Bleznick raised to 125,000 from the cutoff seat and got a caller in James Wiese playing from the small blind. Sean Dempsey then made a pot-sized reraise to 500,000 from the big blind, and both Bleznick and Wiese quickly folded.

Hand #59: Bleznick limped in from the hijack seat this time, then Wiese raised to 150,000 from the button, chasing the blinds. Bleznick called the raise, and the pair saw a flop come    . Both checked, then the   fell on the turn and both checked once more.

The river was the  . Bleznick checked, and when Wiese bet 150,000, Bleznick shook his head a little before making the call and tabling     . His hand was good as Wiese mucked, and Bleznick claimed the pot.

Hand #60: Wiese limped from the cutoff and Numit Agrawal checked from the big blind. The flop came     and Agrawal check-folded to Wiese's bet of 75,000.

Hand #61: A button raise to 125,000 by Sean Dempsey won him the blinds.

Hand #62: Daniel Alaei enjoyed a walk in the big blind.

Jared Bleznick2,960,000760,000
James Wiese2,180,000-470,000
Sean Dempsey1,580,000355,000
Gjergj Sinishtaj1,460,000-520,000
Tom Marchese1,150,000-200,000
Daniel Alaei775,000-75,000
Numit Agrawal680,0005,000
Rory Rees Brennan570,000-170,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:45 PM Local Time
Bleznick Checks a Flush

Hand #56: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised to 130,000 in middle position, Jared Bleznick and Tom Marchese called from the blinds, and the flop fell    . All three players checked, the turn was the  , and they checked again. The   completed the board, they all checked again, and Bleznick won with      for a flush.

Hand #57 Sinishtaj limped in from early position, Marchese completed from the small blind, and James Wiese checked in the big blind. Wiese won with a check-raise on a flop of    .

Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:40 PM Local Time
Alaei Folds to Sinishtaj Shove

Gjergj Sinishtaj

Hand #53: Gjergj Sinishtaj opened for 105,000 from the button and Rory Rees Brennan called from the big blind. The flop came    , and when Sinishtaj led for 120,000, Brennan folded.

Hand #54: Jared Bleznick raised to 100,000 from under the gun, and it folded all of the way back to Daniel Aleai in the big blind who called. The flop came     and both checked. The   came on fourth street, and this time Alaei bet 145,000 and Bleznick called quickly.

The river was the   and both checked again. Alaei showed      and Bleznick     , and Bleznick won the pot with top pair, top kicker.

Hand #55: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised to 110,000 from the hijack seat, then Alaei reraised to 380,000 from the small blind. The action back on Sinishtaj, he thought for about a half-minute before making the call.

The flop came monotone —     — and Alaei paused a beat before announcing a bet of 225,000. Sinishtaj didn't wait very long before shoving all in, and Alaei folded.

Gjergj Sinishtaj1,980,000590,000
Daniel Alaei805,000-865,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:32 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 25000/50000
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:32 PM Local Time
Last Three Hands of the Level

Hand #50: Rory Rees Brennan raised to 90,000, and won the blinds without contest.

Hand #51: Jared Bleznick raised to 90,000 in the hijack seat, James Wiese called on the button, and dealer fanned    . Bleznick continued for 115,000, Wiese called, and the turn brought the  . Both players checked. The   completed the board, the two checked again, and Wiese won with      for a pair of jacks.

Hand #52: Brennan limped in from under the gun, Tom Marchese called on the button, and Numit Agrawal checked in the big blind. The trio checked on the flop (   ) and turn ( ), and the   completed the board. Agrawal fired out 120,000, and both players folded.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:27 PM Local Time
Quads Give Brennan Double

Rory Rees Brennan

Hand #49: Numit Agrawal raised to 90,000, and Rory Rees Brennan responded with a pot-sized reraise all in from one seat over. It folded back to Agrawal who made the call.

Brennan had      and Agrawal     . The flop came very good for Brennan, coming out    , then the   fell on the turn to improve to quads. Not that it mattered, but the case ace —   — came on the end, and Brennan doubled up.

Rory Rees Brennan740,000380,000
Numit Agrawal675,000-200,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:24 PM Local Time
Four Hands and a Few Counts

Hand #45: Sean Dempsey raised to 100,000 in the cutoff, and received no callers.

Hand #46: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised to 90,000 in the cutoff, and won the blinds.

Hand #47: Daniel Alaei completed from the small blind, Jared Bleznick checked in the big blind, and the dealer spread    . Alaei bet 50,000, Bleznick called, and the turn was the  . Alaei led out again - this time for 140,000 - and again, Bleznick called. The   completed the board, Alaei checked for the first time, and Bleznick took down the pot with a bet of 250,000.

Hand #48: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised to 90,000 in the hijack seat, and he won the pot.

James Wiese2,650,000595,000
Jared Bleznick2,200,000-300,000
Daniel Alaei1,670,000-190,000
Tom Marchese1,350,000130,000
Sean Dempsey1,225,000315,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:18 PM Local Time
Hands #40-#44

Hand #40: Daniel Alaei limped in from the button, Jared Bleznick completed from the small blind, and Tom Marchese checked from the big blind. When checked to after the flop, Marchese led with a bet and it was enough to claim the small pot.

Hand #41: It folded to Alaei in the cutoff who again raised to 85,000 and got one caller in James Wiese in the small blind. The flop came    . Wiese checked, Alaei bet 105,000, and Wiese folded.

Hand #42: Alaei again raised to 85,000 and only Bleznick called from the cutoff seat. Both checked the     flop, then when checked to Bleznick bet 105,000 and Alaei folded.

Hand #43: Sean Dempsey limped from the small blind and Gjergj Sinishtaj checked from the big blind. The flop came all hearts —    . Dempsey bet 40,000 and Sinishtaj called. Both then checked the   turn and   river, and when Dempsey turned over     , Sinishtaj mucked.

Hand #44: Bleznick led for 90,000 and got two callers in Wiese (cutoff) and Numit Agrawal (big blind). The flop came    . It checked to Bleznick who bet 155,000, and only Wiese called. Both checked the   turn, then Bleznick checked again after the   fell on fifth street. At that Wiese fired 250,000, and Bleznick folded.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:07 PM Local Time
Straight for Wiese

Hand #35: Jared Bleznick raised to 90,000 in the hijack, James Wiese called on the button, and the flop fell    . Bleznick continued for 75,000, Wiese called, and the turn was the  . Bleznick opted to check, Wiese checked behind, and the   completed the board. Bleznick checked, Wiese wagered 150,000, and Bleznick called.

According to the announcer, Wiese showed "eight-nine" for a straight, winning the pot.

Hand #36: Daniel Alaei raised to 80,000 in middle position, Bleznick called on his direct left, Gjergj Sinishtaj called in the small blind, and Numit Agrawal defended his big blind. The flop came    , both blinds checked, Alaei bet 180,000, and all three players folded.

Hand #37: Wiese raised to 100,000 in middle position, winning the pot.

Hand #38: Bleznick was first to act and raised to 100,000, Wiese called two spots to his left, Agrawal raised the pot (460,000) on the button, and both Bleznick and Wiese folded.

Hand #39: Alaei raised to 115,000 out of the small blind, Bleznick called in the big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Alaei led out for 130,000, Bleznick called, and the turn was the  . Alaei led out again - this time for 245,000 - and Bleznick folded.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, July 7, 2013 10:57 PM Local Time
Alex Kravchenko Eliminated in 9th Place ($67,742)

Alex Kravchenko - 9th Place

Hand #31: Rory Rees Brennan opened with a pot-sized raise to 140,000 from the hijack seat and won the blinds.

Hand #32: Brennan again raised to 140,000 and won the blinds.

Hand #33: Jared Bleznick raised to 95,000 from the cutoff seat and only Alex Kravchenko called from the big blind. Both checked the     flop. The   fell on the turn, and after Kravchenko checked, Bleznick bet 135,000 and Kravchenko got out.

Hand #34: James Wiese raised to 100,000 from the button, and Alex Kravchenko promptly reraised all in for about 300,000 from the small blind. Sean Dempsey then repotted from the big blind, forcing a fold from Weise.

Kravchenko:     
Dempsey:     

Both were double-suited with the same suits, then the     flop connected best with Dempsey's hand, giving him an eight-high straight. Neither the   turn nor the   river helped Kravchenko, and he was eliminated in ninth.

Sean Dempsey1,210,000410,000
Alex Kravchenko0-445,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 10:47 PM Local Time
Five More Hands

Hand #26: Daniel Alaei raised to 80,000 in early position, winning the blinds.

Hand #27: Tom Marchese raised to 80,000 in middle position, James Wiese called on his direct left, and the flop fell    . Marchese led out for 90,000, and Wiese folded.

Hand #28: Alex Kravchenko raised to 110,000 in the cutoff, Numit Agrawal three-bet the pot (370,000) in the small blind, and Kravchenko folded.

Hand #29: Gjergj Sinishtaj opened to 90,000 in the cutoff, Daniel Alaei called in the big blind, and the flop fell    . Alaei checked, Sinishtaj continued for 110,000, and Alaei folded.

Hand #30: Alaei completed from the small blind, Jared Bleznick checked in the big blind, and the flop fell    . Alaei led out for 45,000, Bleznick called, and the turn was the  . Alaei slowed down, checking to Bleznick who fired 110,000. Alaei called. The   completed the board, Alaei checked, and Bleznick checked behind, tabling      for a winning straight.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 10:37 PM Local Time
First Four Post-Dinner Hands

Hand #22: On the first hand back from dinner, it folded around to Rory Rees Brennan who opened with a pot-sized raise from the cutoff and all folded.

Hand #23: Gjergj Sinishtaj opened for 90,000 from middle position, and it folded to James Wiese in the big blind who called. The flop came    , and Wiese check-called a bet of 115,000 from Sinishtaj. Both then checked the   turn.

The river brought the  . Wiese showed      and Sinishtaj mucked.

Hand #24: Gjergj Sinishtaj again raised to 90,000 from middle position and won the blinds.

Hand #25: It folded to Daniel Alaei who raised to 90,000 from middle position and got a single caller in Alex Kravchenko in the small blind. The flop came    , and when Kravchenko fired 200,000, Alaei folded.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 10:30 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 20000/40000
Ante: 0
Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:34 PM Local Time
Dinner With Chips
Jared Bleznick2,500,000-360,000
James Wiese2,055,000890,000
Daniel Alaei1,860,00060,000
Gjergj Sinishtaj1,390,000-170,000
Tom Marchese1,220,000-55,000
Sean Dempsey885,000255,000
Numit Agrawal875,00055,000
Alex Kravchenko445,000-485,000
Rory Rees Brennan360,00050,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:29 PM Local Time
Last Two Hands Before Dinner

Hand #20: James Wiese raised to 60,000 in early position, Daniel Alaei called in the big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Alaei check-called a bet of 85,000, and the turn brought a third diamond, which also paired the board, the  . Both players checked, the   completed the board, Alaei fired out 265,000, and Wiese folded.

Hand #21: Gjergj Sinishtaj raised to 65,000, Alaei called in the small blind, Jared Bleznick called in the big blind, and the flop was    . Alaei led out for 115,000, and both players folded.

The players are now on a 60-minute dinner break. Full counts will be listed shortly.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:25 PM Local Time
Three in a Row for Agrawal

Hand #16: Daniel Alaei raised to 70,000 from middle position and won the blinds.

Hand #17: Numit Agrawal opened with a min-raise to 60,000 from middle position and it was enough to win.

Hand #18: Tom Marchese raised to 60,000 from middle position and Agrawal called from the big blind. The flop came    . Agrawal studied the board for a moment, then tossed out a bet of 65,000, earning a fold from Marchese and the small pot.

Hand #19: It folded around to Agrawal who completed from the small blind, then Rory Rees Brennan raised to 80,000 total from the big blind and Agrawal called. Both checked the     flop. The turn brought the   and a bet of 115,000. Brennan thought a few beats and called.

The river was the   and both checked again. Agrawal turned over      for a king-high straight, and Brennan mucked.

Numit Agrawal820,000260,000
Rory Rees Brennan310,000-235,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:16 PM Local Time
Set of Queens for Wiese

Hand #12: James Wiese raised to 60,000 in early position, Jared Bleznick defended his big blind, and the flop fell    . Bleznick checked, Wiese bet 80,000, and Bleznick folded.

Hand #13: Daniel Alaei raised to 70,000 on the button, and both blinds released.

Hand #14: Alaei raised to 60,000 in the cutoff, Wiese called in the big blind, and the dealer fanned    . Wiese check-called a bet of 85,000, the turn brought the  , and Wiese checked again. Alaei fired out 230,000, Wiese called, and the river was the  . Wiese checked a third and final time, Alaei checked behind, and Wiese won with      for a set of queens.

Hand #15: Bleznick raised to 65,000 in the cutoff, and received no callers.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:12 PM Local Time
Agrawal All In, Survives

Numit Agrawal

Hand #9: Daniel Alaei opened for 70,000 from middle position and won the blinds.

Hand #10: Alex Kravchenko raised to 70,000 from the hijack seat, then Sean Dempsey reraised to 255,000 from the cutoff. It folded back to Kravchenko thought about a half-minute before calling.

The flop came    , and after Kravchenko checked Dempsey pushed all in for about 370,000 and Kravchenko folded.

Hand #11: Numit Agrawal opened with a pot-sized raise for 105,000 from the button, and Rory Rees Brennan reraised to 210,000 from the small blind. It folded back to Agrawal who pushed all in for 265,000 total and Brennan called.

Brennan showed      and Agrawal     . The flop came    , giving Brennan trips but Agrawal a flush draw, then the   completed the flush. The river was the   and Agrawal survived.

Numit Agrawal560,000235,000
Rory Rees Brennan545,000-340,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 9:07 PM Local Time
Dempsey Doubles Again

Sean Dempsey

Hand #5: Daniel Alaei raised to 65,000 in the cutoff, Jared Bleznick called on his direct left, and the flop fell    . Alaei checked, Bleznick bet 65,000, and Alaei called. The turn was the  , Alaei checked again, and Bleznick checked behind. The   completed the board, Alaei fired out 265,000, and Bleznick folded.

Hand #6: Rory Rees Brennan raised to 65,000 in middle position, winning the pot uncontested.

Hand #7: Alaei raised to 70,000 in early position, Alex Kravchenko called out of the small blind, and the fop came    . Kravchenko checked, Alaei continued for 100,000, and Kravchenko folded.

Hand #8: Sean Dempsey raised the pot out of the small blind, Gjergj Sinishtaj re-raised to 230,000 out of the small blind, and Dempsey moved all in for 315,000. Sinishtaj called.

Dempsey:     
Sinishtaj:     

Dempsey doubled as the board ran out      , giving him a full house, and he now has 630,000 chips. Sinishtaj slipped to 1.56 million.

Gjergj Sinishtaj1,560,000-400,000
Sean Dempsey630,000285,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander