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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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Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:45 PM Local Time
Chip Counts for Final 10

The players have redrawn to one table, and we're awaiting one final elimination before everyone moves to the featured table for the official final table. Here are the current chip counts.

Bobby Rooney560,000102,000
Allan Kwong440,00055,000
Chad Holloway315,00041,000
Michael Trivett290,00034,000
Daniel Ellery240,000-10,000
Brian Pingel235,00041,000
Tyrone Smith182,000-133,000
Vincent Petrino145,000-15,000
Hieu Le140,000-48,000
Sean Small133,000-43,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:25 PM Local Time
Troy Wilcoxon Eliminated in 11th Place ($5,010)

Troy Wilcoxon

Everyone folded to Troy Wilcoxon in the small blind, and he went all in. Daniel Ellery snap-called in the big blind, and his    was ahead of his opponent's   . The board ran out      , and Wilcoxon was done in 11th.

Daniel Ellery250,000125,000
Troy Wilcoxon0-145,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:22 PM Local Time
Josh Cahlik Eliminated in 12th Place ($5,010)

Josh Cahlik

The action folded around to Josh Cahlik and he moved all in from the cutoff for 95,000. Michael Trivett called from the button. Cahlik turned over    and Trivett tabled    .

The board came       and Cahlik was eliminated in 12th place.

Michael Trivett256,000105,000
Josh Cahlik0-154,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:07 PM Local Time
Pingel Puts a Beat on Small

Sean Small opened to 20,000, and Brian Pingel shipped all in for 94,000 in the big blind. Small called, tabling   . Pingel needed help with   , but help he got when     flopped. An   on the turn left Small drawing to one out, and the   river wasn't it.

Brian Pingel194,00098,000
Sean Small176,000-94,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:02 PM Local Time
And We're Back

The final 12 players are back from dinner break.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:13 PM Local Time
Chip Counts At Dinner

Here are the tallies as the players go to their one-hour dinner break.

Bobby Rooney458,000118,000
Allan Kwong385,00025,000
Tyrone Smith315,000220,000
Chad Holloway274,000-81,000
Sean Small270,000-195,000
Hieu Le188,000133,000
Vincent Petrino160,00065,000
Josh Cahlik154,000-26,000
Michael Trivett151,00031,000
Troy Wilcoxon145,000145,000
Daniel Ellery125,000-50,000
Brian Pingel96,000-2,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:02 PM Local Time
Dinner Time

The remaining 12 players are now on a 60-minute dinner break. See you in one hour when we will play down to the first bracelet of the summer.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:00 PM Local Time
Smith Doubles Through Cahlik

Tyrone Smith opened in the cutoff to 17,000. Josh Cahlik in the small blind went all in and Smith called with his remaining 141,000. Smith's    was ahead of Cahlik's    when the hands were turned up.

A board of       provided no help to Cahlik and Smith doubled up.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:53 PM Local Time
Haviv Bahar Eliminated in 13th Place ($4,028)

Haviv Bahar

We found Haviv Bahar all in with the last of his chips after a raise from Allan Kwong. Kwong called, and the players showed their hands.


The flop came    , and a turn of   left Bahar drawing to a chop. The river came   however, and he hit the rail in 13th.

Meanwhile, at the other table, Chad Holloway had Vincent Petrino all in and at risk with fives against Holloway's aces. Petrino flopped a set however, and doubled up.

Haviv Bahar0-75,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:48 PM Local Time
Bahar is Short

Haviv Bahar raised from the hijack to 25,000. Josh Cahlik reraised from the small blind to 54,000. After thinking for a solid 3 minutes, Bahar called leaving only 25,000 behind.

Cahlik put Bahar all in dark before the flop was dealt. Bahar folds when he sees a flop of    .

Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:36 PM Local Time
Holloway Bullies Pingel

Chad Holloway opened to 17,000 from the cutoff, and Brian Pingel made it 42,000 in the big blind. Holloway immediately announced he was all in.

"Do you have me covered?" Pingel asked. After being told he was indeed covered, Pingel thought for a few more minutes before he tossed his hand into the muck.

Chad Holloway355,00055,000
Brian Pingel98,000-42,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:16 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts

Some updates chip counts as we approach the final table.

Sean Small465,000115,000
Chad Holloway383,00033,000
Allan Kwong360,000350,800
Bobby Rooney340,000340,000
Josh Cahlik292,000-3,000
Daniel Ellery175,000146,600
Brian Pingel140,000110,200
Michael Trivett120,000-13,900
Tyrone Smith95,00022,400
Vincent Petrino95,000-54,000
Haviv Bahar75,000-87,000
Hieu Le55,000-85,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:06 PM Local Time
Robert Jones Eliminated in 15th Place ($4,028), Jake Revelle Eliminated in 14th Place ($4,028)

Jake Ravelle (Out 14th.)

Robert Jones jammed his chips in from early position, and Jake Revelle did the same from middle position. Everyone folded to Chad Holloway on the button, who went all in over the top. The blinds got out of the way and the players revealed their hands:


The board fell      , meaning Holloway had added two more eliminations to his resume.

Chad Holloway350,000135,000
Jake Revelle0-66,300
Robert Jones0-74,700
Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:01 PM Local Time
John Klump Eliminated in 16th Place ($3,236)

John Klump

John Klump moved all in from middle position with his remaining 24,000 holding   . He was called by Allan Kwong from the big blind holding   .

The board came       eliminating Klump in 16th place.

John Klump0-70,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:44 PM Local Time
Wyatt Gibson Eliminated in 17th Place ($3,236)

Wyatt Gibson

Wyatt Gibson opened to 20,000 in middle position. The player in the cutoff shipped all in, and Gibson called.


The board ran out       to send Gibson to the rail.

Wyatt Gibson0-110,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:39 PM Local Time
John Harris Eliminated in 18th Place ($3,236)

John Harris

Tyrone Smith raised all-in from under the gun +1 and was called by John Harris in the big blind for less. Smith held    and Harris turned over   .

The flop came     to give Smith the lead. The turn   and the river   provided no help to Harris and he was eliminated in 18th place.

John Harris0-27,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:26 PM Local Time
Ellery Is On A Roll

The money went all in preflop for Kristi Naigan and her    against Daniel Ellery and his   .

The board came       giving Ellery two pair and eliminating Naigan, the last woman remaining in the event, in 19th place.

Players are now redrawing for the final two tables.

Kristi Naigan0-17,800
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:26 PM Local Time
Small Scoops Three-Way Pot

Chad Holloway, Sean Small and Wyatt Gibson saw a flop of    . Holloway checked, Small fired 15,000, and Gibson slid a tower of yellow chips into the middle for a raise to 35,000. Holloway ducked out of the way, and Small called. Both players checked the   turn, and the   came out on the river. Small bet 45,000. "Flush," Gibson muttered as he mucked his cards.

Sean Small350,000120,000
Wyatt Gibson110,000-152,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:21 PM Local Time
Ellery Eliminates Weathers

Kevin Weathers raised to 15,000 from under the gun and Daniel Ellery reraised an additional 32,00 from the cutoff. Weathers called the reraise leaving 24,000 behind.

The flop came     and Weathers immediately announced all in. Ellery called and showed    which was ahead of the    of Weathers. The   turn and   river did not help Weathers and he was eliminated.

Kevin Weathers0-91,300
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:16 PM Local Time
Small's Straight Good

We found Sean Small and Wyatt Gibson heads up after all the cards were out. The board read      . Small, in the cutoff, fired 30,000. Gibson made the call from the button and was shown    for a straight. Gibson mucked his hand, and Small scooped the pot.