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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 to Thursday, May 30, 2013

Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $500
  • Prizepool: $404,100
  • Entries: 898
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, May 31, 2013 12:07 AM Local Time
Kwong Charges Ahead

In a blind vs. blind situation, Allan Kwong raised from the small blind to 50,000. Bobby Rooney reraised to 95,000 from the big blind and Kwong called.

The flop came    . Kwong checked and Rooney bet 100,000. Kwong moved all in and Rooney folded, after thinking for about 2 1/2 minutes. Kwong showed    and which point Rooney said he also folded a J.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:47 PM Local Time
Updated Counts Four Handed

The players continue to spar over the blinds and antes. Every time Holloway is involved in a pot, his railbirds make their presences known by blaring out a sound effect of an eagle screaming, a reference to Holloway's infamous "bird shirt."

All four players will record their largest live cashes no matter what place they finish in.

Allan Kwong940,000-155,000
Brian Pingel675,000330,000
Bobby Rooney632,00052,000
Chad Holloway505,00020,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:39 PM Local Time
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Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:26 PM Local Time
Daniel Ellery Eliminated in 5th Place ($18,426)

Daniel Ellery (Out 5th.)

Daniel Ellery raised to 40,000 on the button, and Brian Pingel made the call from the big blind. The players took in a flop of    , and both checked. The   fell on the turn. Pingel checked, Ellery bet 65,000, and Pingel moved all in. Ellery called off the rest of his chips without much thought.


Pingel had been caught semi-bluffing, but Ellery could only hang his head after the   hit the river, completing Pingel's backdoor flush draw. Ellery took the beat in stride, shaking Pingel's hand and telling him "nice hand" on his way to the rail.

Daniel Ellery0-472,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:19 PM Local Time
Ellery Triples Up

Allan Kwong opened from the cutoff for 40,000. Bobby Rooney called from the button and Daniel Ellery moved all in for an additional 46,000 from the small blind. Both Kwong and Rooney called.

Kwong and Rooney checked down the board of      . Ellery turned up    which was good enough for the triple up.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:11 PM Local Time
Holloway Taking Hits

Daniel Ellery raised to 40,000 on the button, and Chad Holloway pushed all in from the small blind. Brian Pingel called off his chips in the big blind, and Ellery folded.


The board gave Holloway no help, and Pingel doubled up.

The next hand, everyone folded to Holloway, who made it 35,000 to go on button. Allan Kwong made the call from the big blind. The flop came    . Kwong checked, Holloway bet 31,000, and Kwong called. A   hit the board on the turn, and Kwong checked again. This time, Holloway fired 90,000. Undeterred, Kwong called again. The river brought a  , leading Kwong to check once more. Holloway fired a final bullet for 250,000. Kwong called instantly.

"King," Chad announced, rolling over   . He was outkicked, however, as Kwong held the    and scooped a massive pot.

Allan Kwong1,095,000415,000
Chad Holloway485,000-319,000
Brian Pingel345,000160,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:03 PM Local Time
Holloway's Stack Continues to Grow

Chad Holloway raised under the gun to 35,000 and Daniel Ellery called from the big blind.

The flop came    . Both Ellery and Holloway checked.

Ellery checked the   turn and Holloway bet 30,000. Ellery raised to 85,000 and Holloway called.

Ellery bet 125,000 when the   came on the river. Holloway called and turned over    for a pair of 4s beating the    of Ellery.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:38 PM Local Time
Players on Break

The remaining five players are now on break. See you back here in 20 minutes.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:36 PM Local Time
Kwong Outduels Rooney

Allen Kwong raised to 30,000 under the gun and got two callers in Bobby Rooney (cutoff) and Brian Pingel (big blind). The flop came    , and Pingel and Kwong checked. Rooney bet 35,000, Pingel folded, and Kwong called. The turn brought a  . Kwong checked again, and Rooney kept up the aggression with 55,000. This time, Kwong came over the top with a raise to 130,000. Rooney folded quickly.

Allan Kwong720,000170,000
Bobby Rooney520,000-120,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:32 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts for The Final Five
Chad Holloway869,0000
Bobby Rooney640,000-130,000
Allan Kwong550,0000
Daniel Ellery430,000225,000
Brian Pingle210,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:28 PM Local Time
Sean Small Eliminated in 6th Place ($13,868)

Sean Small (Out 6th.)

Sean Small raised all in from the button for 89,000 and was called by Chad Holloway from the small blind. Small held    and Holloway had   .

The flop was       and Small's hand did not improve eliminating him in 5th place.

Chad Holloway869,00094,000
Sean Small0-150,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:05 PM Local Time
Small Goes Up, Then Back Down

Bobby Rooney opened a pot to 24,000 on the button. Sean Small, the shortest stack, moved all in from the big blind for 121,000 total.

"I think I'm already priced into this," Rooney said. He made the call.


The     hit the flop, keeping Small in the lead. A   came on the turn, and a   on the river, leaving Small with a straight and Rooney with a mere pair.

The next hand, Small raised to 33,000 after it was folded around to him in the small blind. Chad Holloway reraised to 67,000 from the big blind, and Small made the call. Both players checked through to the river, when the board read      . Small checked a final time, Holloway bet 40,000, and Small called. Holloway turned over   , and Small mucked his hand.

Chad Holloway775,000115,000
Bobby Rooney770,00057,000
Sean Small150,00017,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:57 PM Local Time
Tyrone Smith Eliminated in 7th Place ($10,567)

Tyrone Smith (Out 7th.)

The action folded around to Tyrone Smith in the small blind. Bobby Rooney called from the big blind with    against Smith's   .

The board ran out       and Tyrone Smith was eliminated in 7th place.

Tyrone Smith0-216,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:51 PM Local Time
Michael Trivett Eliminated in 8th Place ($8,146)

Michael Trivett (Out 8th.)

Everyone folded to Michael Trivett on the button, who raised to 27,000. Chad Holloway three-bet to 77,000 in the small blind, and the big blind got out of the way. Trivett went into the tank before pushing all in for about 200,000 more. After some thought, Holloway called.


The flop came    , and Holloway supporters cheered from the rail. A   on the turn left Trivett drawing dead, and he got up after the dealer rolled out the   river.

Chad Holloway660,000282,000
Michael Trivett0-246,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:37 PM Local Time
Hieu Le Eliminated in 9th Place ($6,348)

Hieu Le (Out 9th.)

The first hand of the final table found the action folding to Hieu Le in the small blind where he moved all in for his final 92,000. He was called by Allan Kwong in the big blind. When the hands were turned over Kwong was ahead with    against Le's   .

Le was not able to improve on a board of       and he was eliminated in 9th place.

Allan Kwong550,000103,000
Hieu Le0-104,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:29 PM Local Time
And We're Off

The cards are in the air and final table play has begun.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:17 PM Local Time
Final Table Set

The players have moved their stacks to the final table under the bright lights. They'll now play down to a winner. Here are their current chip counts.

Bobby Rooney713,000243,000
Allan Kwong447,0007,000
Chad Holloway378,000-37,000
Brian Pingel251,00016,000
Michael Trivett246,000-44,000
Tyrone Smith216,00034,000
Daniel Ellery205,000-35,000
Sean Small133,0000
Hieu Le104,000-36,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:07 PM Local Time
Vince Petrino Eliminated in 10th Place ($5,010)

Vince Petrino

Robert Rooney raised to 20,000 from middle position and Vince Petrino moved all in for his last 82,000 in the big blind. Rooney showed    and Petrino had   .

The board came       giving Rooney a higher pair and eliminating Petrino in 10th place.

Vincent Petrino0-145,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:57 PM Local Time
Holloway Shows Down a Set

Bobby Rooney opened to 20,000 under the gun, and Chad Holloway in middle position was the only caller. The players took in a scary-looking flop of    . Rooney checked, Holloway bet 28,000, and Rooney called. The turn brought the  , and Rooney once again checked. This time, Holloway checked behind him. The river was a  , and Rooney came out betting with 40,000. Holloway called immediately. Rooney turned over    for top two pair, but Holloway's    was best for three of a kind.

Bobby Rooney470,000-90,000
Chad Holloway415,000100,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:51 PM Local Time
Blind Vs. Blind

Action folded to the Hien Le, the small blind who completed and Allan Kwong checked his option.

The flop came    . Le checked to Kwong who bet 12,000 and Le called.

The turn was  . Le checked and Kwong checked behind.

The flop was  . Le bet 17,000 and Kwong raised him to 54,000. Le called and showed only the   after Kwong showed    for rivered trips.