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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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Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:31 PM Local Time
Andy Miller Eliminated in 26th Place ($26,124); Nicolaus Faure Eliminated in 25th Place ($26,124)

Nicolas Faure - 25th Place

On one of the first hands after the redraw, Nicolas Faure and Andy Miller were all in and at risk preflop against James Wiese.


The board rolled out      , and Wiese eliminated the two players with a seven-high straight. He now sits with over one million chips.

James Wiese1,060,000789,000
Nicolas Faure0-455,000
Andy Miller0-261,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:27 PM Local Time
3471Yevgeniy Timoshenko
3472Morten Stenheim
3473Oleksii Kovalchuk
3474Jared Bleznick
3475Mihails Morozovs
3476Johannes Strassmann
3477Joseph Cheong
3478Lasell King
3531Daniel Merkus
3532Tom Marchese
3533Tony Cousineau
3534Sean Dempsey
3535Nadar Kakhmazov
3536Michael Schwartz
3537Gjergj Sinishtaj
3538Numit Agrawal
3539Rory Rees Brennan
3591Mesbah Guerfi
3592Alex Kravchenko
3593James Wiese
3594Philippe Clerc
3595Jonathan Duhamel
3596Nicolas Faure
3597Alexey Rybin
3598Daniel Alaei
3599Andy Miller
Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:20 PM Local Time
Mark Davis Eliminated in 27th Place ($26,124)

On the final hand before the draw, Mark Davis was eliminated. We missed the action in the confusion of players standing and grabbing chip racks, but when we arrived at the table, Davis had      in front of him. Lasell King was scooping the pot with     , and an unknown player received nothing with     .

King, who started the day with the shortest stack, is now above 300,000 chips, while Davis hit the rail.

Lasell King300,000190,000
Mark Davis0-70,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:12 PM Local Time
Vedhara Vanquished in 28th

Within moments of Mike Watson's bustout, Rickie Vedhara followed him to the rail in 28th place after having also gotten the last of his stack in against an opponent who had flopped a set.

The board read    , and Vedhara had      and hopes of filling a flush draw against the Gjergj Sinishtaj's set of kings with     . But the turn and river brought two deuces —    — and Vedhara is out.

The remaining 27 players are now redrawing for new seats around the final three tables.

Gjergj Sinishtaj620,000142,000
Rickie Vedhara0-148,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:07 PM Local Time
Watson's Quick Slide Ends in 29th

Mike Watson began the day second in chips, but after losing a big all-in hand with      to Tom Marchese's      his stack was more than cut in half.

It wasn't too much longer after that when Watson found himself with kings —     , to be precise — and putting the last of his stack in following a     flop against Joseph Cheong. Unfortunately for Watson, Cheong had flopped a set of nines with     , and after the   turn and   river, Watson was out in 29th.

By contrast, Cheong has had a much better time of it on Day 3 so far. He started the day with one of the shorter stacks but is now suddenly up near the leaders.

Joseph Cheong750,000661,000
Mike Watson0-415,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:03 PM Local Time
Collado Cut Down

Jan Collado just got the last of his chips in the middle against Alexey Rybin following a     flop and holding      for an open-ended straight draw. Meanwhile, Rybin had flopped a set of sixes with     .

The   turn and   river provided no help to Collado, and he's out in 30th place.

Alexey Rybin880,000-97,000
Jan Collado0-238,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:55 PM Local Time
"I Have No Problem With You, Your Play is Bad"

Nadar Kakhmazov moved all in for 188,000 on a flop of    .

"I call," shrugged his opponent, Mark Davis. "I have a straight."

He showed      for a king-high straight, and Kakhmazov tabled      for a pair of nines and a three-high flush draw.

"No spade!" Jared Bleznick got up and shouted suddenly. "No spade!"

The turn was a spade - the   - and the   completed the board, doubling Kakhmazov, but the Russian was angry that Bleznick was openly anti-sweating him.

"No spade, huh?" he asked Bleznick, who ignored him.

"Look at this hand!" Bleznick shouted to anyone that would listen. "Deuce-three of spades! This is how the Russians do it!"

Fellow Russian Alex Kravchenko had wandered over at this point to see what the commotion was all about. He clapped Kakhmazov on the back in support, and chuckled at Bleznick's filibuster. Bleznick tried to get Kravchenko to admit that only a Russian would play such a hand, but all Kravchenko did was smile silently.

"You're next with this hand," Kakhmazov warned Bleznick.

Bleznick sat back down, and turned to the Russian with a serious look on his face.

"I have no problem with you," Belznick told him, sincerely. "Your play is bad."

Nadar Kakhmazov421,000201,000
Mark Davis70,000-231,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:46 PM Local Time
Barbero Busts

Nacho Barbero was all in and at risk preflop holding      against the      of Yevgeniy Timoshenko. The board rolled out      , and Barbero was eliminated.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko345,00086,000
Nacho Barbero0-130,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:40 PM Local Time
Nice Spot for Stenheim

Morten Stenheim just enjoyed a double-up through Daniel Alaei after getting the last of his stack in on the turn in a favorable spot.

At the moment Stenheim committed his stack the board read      and he held      for top set. Meanwhile, Alaei had      for two pair and no outs available to him to catch up. The   river was no matter, then, and Stenheim earned the double.

Daniel Alaei790,000-310,000
Morten Stenheim325,000143,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:34 PM Local Time
Marchese on the March

Tom Marchese opened with a raise from the button, Mike Watson three-bet from the small blind, and before the pair were done Marchese was all in before the flop for his last 319,000.

Marchese held      and Watson     , and after the     flop Marchese's prospects appeared dim. But the   fell on the turn to give him a leading set, and after the   river Marchese had doubled back while Watson slips to below 450,000.

Tom Marchese655,000301,000
Mike Watson415,000-358,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:26 PM Local Time
Massive Start for Bleznick

Despite writing "100,000" on his bag last night, and nodding fervently when our reporter asked him if this number was correct, Jared Bleznick began Day 3 with 226,000 chips. On the very first hand, he three-bet to 88,000 after Nacho Barbero had opened to 24,000 in early position. Barbero called.

The flop fell    , Barbero checked, and Bleznick moved all in for 139,000. Barbero snap-called.


Both players had flopped a set, but Bleznick's set of aces was higher. He held as the turn and river bricked off  ,   respectively, and doubled to 454,000 chips. Barbero was crippled to 85,000.

A few hands later, after a series of preflop raises, Bleznick was all in and at risk again. Barbero called all in for much less, and Nadar Kakhmazov had both players covered.


"S***!" Bleznick said at the sight of Barbero's aces.

Not to fret, both players' hands held as the board ran out      , and Bleznick began to celebrate.

"Yes baby!" he shouted, high-fiving a friend. "Yes!"

He doubled once again, and now sits with 815,000 chips, while Barbero is still short with 130,000 and Kakhmazov dropped down to 220,000.

Jared Bleznick815,000715,000
Nadar Kakhmazov220,000-472,000
Nacho Barbero130,000-185,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:13 PM Local Time
Alaei Claims Chidwick's Chips

Soon after play began, Stephen Chidwick found himself in a preflop battle with Daniel Alaei in which the latter was playing from the button and Chidwick from the blinds.

Having committed significant chips before the     flop, Chidwick got the rest of his stack in at that point with     , but unfortunately for him Alaei had flopped a flush with     .

Chidwick was drawing especially thin, and after the   fell on the turn there were no river cards that could save him, making the fifth street   just a final bit of trivia as Chidwick hits the rail in 32nd place.

Daniel Alaei910,000234,000
Stephen Chidwick0-255,000
Sunday, July 7, 2013 12:58 PM Local Time
32 Players, One Bracelet: Day 3 Awaits

Alexey Rybin

It was a long Day 2 yesterday in Event #61: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, and with 32 players still with chips it promises to be another long one today as those remaining battle to determine a winner. The last WSOP gold bracelet to be awarded this summer awaits the champ, with the Event No. 62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event not finishing up until November.

A dozen different countries are represented among the final 32, with the Russian Alexey Rybin returning to a stack of nearly 1 million to lead all. Mike Watson (Canada), Johannes Strassmann (Germany), Nadar Kakhmazov (Russia), and Nicolas Faure (France) all have lots of chips as well to begin the third day of play.

Daniel Alaei — who won this same event back in 2010 — also currently has an above-average stack, as does Jonathan Duhamel who of course won the WSOP Main Event that same year. There are a host of other familiar names still in the hunt, too, including Alex Kravchenko, Tom Marchese, Nacho Barbero, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Stephen Chidwick, Tony Cousineau, Jared Bleznick, and Joseph Cheong.

Many have big stacks, but the blinds are getting big as well, which suggests we'll see a fast pace especially early on today. The schedule calls for them to play down to a winner today, although if they can't get to a winner after 11 one-hour levels, they'll stop the tourney, take tomorrow off (allowing players still in to play the last Main Event flight), and return on Tuesday to settle matters.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time, so return then for start-to-finish coverage of Event #61. As we await the tourney's restart, here's Lynn Gilmartin to get us caught up with all of the action currently happening at the WSOP:

Sunday, July 7, 2013 12:43 PM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw
Amazon3471Andy Miller261,000
Amazon3472Michael Schwartz204,000
Amazon3473Tom Marchese304,000
Amazon3474Mike Watson773,000
Amazon3475Mihails Morozovs140,000
Amazon3476Tony Cousineau131,000
Amazon3478Joseph Cheong89,000
Amazon3479Mesbah Guerfi327,000
Amazon3531Johannes Strassmann744,000
Amazon3532Stephen Chidwick255,000
Amazon3534Morten Stenheim182,000
Amazon3535Rickie Vedhara148,000
Amazon3536James Wiese271,000
Amazon3537Gjergj Sinishtaj478,000
Amazon3538Jonathan Duhamel664,000
Amazon3539Daniel Alaei676,000
Amazon3591Mark Davis301,000
Amazon3592Sean Dempsey207,000
Amazon3594Nacho Barbero315,000
Amazon3595Nadar Kakhmazov692,000
Amazon3596Jared Bleznick100,000
Amazon3597Yevgeniy Timoshenko250,000
Amazon3598Nicolas Faure680,000
Amazon3599Lasell King70,000
Amazon3601Oleksii Kovalchuk408,000
Amazon3602Numit Agrawal275,000
Amazon3603Alex Kravchenko399,000
Amazon3604Alexey Rybin970,000
Amazon3605Daniel Merkus296,000
Amazon3606Jan Collado238,000
Amazon3607Rory Rees Brennan136,000
Amazon3609Philippe Clerc406,000