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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 5:08 PM Local Time
Petrino Doubles in Blind Battle

Everyone folded to Michael Trivett in the small blind, who raised to 15,500. Vincent Petrino shoved all in from the big blind for 72,500. After some thought, Trivett made the call.


The flop came    , and Petrino was on the brink of elimination. He let out a whoop after a   hit the turn, and the   river meant he had held on.

Vincent Petrino149,00089,300
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:03 PM Local Time
Cahlik Wins Another One

Josh Cahlik opened from under the gun to 12,000. Action folded around to the big blind who went all in for about 40,000. Cahlik called and revealed    which dominated his opponent's   .

The board fell       and Cahlik added to his stack eliminating his opponent in 22nd place.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:34 PM Local Time
Players on Break

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:33 PM Local Time
Le Doubles Through Trivett

Michael Trivett raised to 9,500 from early position, and everyone folded to Hieu Le in the small blind. Le pushed all in for 65,500, and Trivett called after getting a count.


A community of       meant Le had held on for a double up.

Hieu Le140,00030,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:33 PM Local Time
Cahlik Doubles Through Gibson

Josh Cahlik raised to 8,500 preflop and action folded to Wyatt Gibson, who raised from the small blind to 17,000. Cahlik called and a flop of     was dealt. Gibson bet around 55,000, Cahlik moved all-in for 126,000 and Gibson called.

Gibson:   .

Cahlik had come from behind by flopping a set of jacks, and the   turn and   river gave him the double up and the chip lead.

Josh Cahlik304,000172,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:26 PM Local Time
Klump Flops a Set

John Klump opened for 9,000 from early position, and Troy Wilcoxon made the call from the cutoff. The players watched     hit the board, at which point Klump continuation-bet 9,000. Wilcoxon moved all in, and Klump called with   . Wilcoxon needed runner-runner with   , but found no such luck.

John Klump70,00034,300
Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:14 PM Local Time
Holloway Sends Two Home

According to Chad Holloway, Kevin Kalthoff moved all in for 28,000, followed by the button moving in for 40,000. Holloway woke up with   , which held against    and   .

Chad Holloway215,00058,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:12 PM Local Time
Bennetatos Eliminated in 27th Place

Wyatt Gibson called the big blind of 4,000 from middle position and right behind him, Jerry Bennetatos raised 20,000. Gibson, who had Bennetatos covered, moved all in. Bennetatos called with    and was racing against Gibson's   .

The board fell       to eliminate Bennetatos in 27th place.

Jerry Bennetatos00
Thursday, May 30, 2013 4:10 PM Local Time
Cahlik Value Bluffs

We found Josh Cahlik involved in a hand with Haviv Bahar on the turn with a board of     . Both players checked the turn, and a   fell on the river. Cahlik led out for 15,000, and Bahar went into the tank. Finally, he called.

"You're probably good," Cahlik said, tossing    into the middle.

"Ah I knew you had nothing," Bahar said. Unfortunately, he'd made the call with   , which he flashed to the table before he mucked.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:50 PM Local Time
We Are Down to 27

Allan Kwong raised to 10,500 under the gun and was reraised by a middle position player to 21,000. Kwong called and a flop of     was dealt.

Kwong checked and his opponent moved all in for his remianing 44,500. After some thought, Kwong called and revealed    against his opponent's   .

The turn   came to give Kwong the lead and the river   did not help his opponent who was in eliminated in 28th place.

The players are now redrawing for seats.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:32 PM Local Time
Down to 28

A couple of short stacks just hit rail, and we're waiting for one more elimination before the players redraw seats.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:29 PM Local Time
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away at This Year's WSOP

The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and is making a lot of noise.

While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.

What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!

Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a account will automatically be entered into the "36-Seat Giveaway" where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day's first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold'em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind promotion.

In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a "Hot Seat" promotion will allow any player who signs up for a online account and wears their patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.

With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:17 PM Local Time
Bahar Triples on a 3-Way All In

The player UTG+1 raised and it folded around to the small blind. The small blind reraised all in and Haviv Bahar, the big blind, also went all in for his final 56,000. The player UTG+1 called and turned over   . Bahar held    and the small blind had   .

Bahar's aces held on a board of       eliminating the small blind.

Haviv Bahar162,000114,600
Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:06 PM Local Time
Roommates Battle

Daniel Ellery raised to 10,000 from the button and Wyatt Gibson calls from the big blind.

The flop came    . Gibson checked to Ellery who moved all in for his final 30,000. Gibson turned over    and Ellery showed    for two pair.

The turn   and river   provided no relief to Gibson and Ellery earned some much needed chips from his roommate.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 3:01 PM Local Time
Le Ships With Jacks

We found Hieu Le all in with    against an early-position raiser's   . The board ran out      , and Le had his opponent slightly covered.

Hieu Le110,00046,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:53 PM Local Time
Gibson Stacks Up

A player in early position raised to 20,000. Wyatt Gibson called from middle position, and everyone else folded. The flop brought the    , and the early-position player pushed his remaining 20,000 into the middle. Gibson made the call, and the players showed their hands.

Early position:   

The early-position player needed help, but it wasn't to be, as the   and   completed the board. Gibson is now racing with Sean Small for the chiplead.

Wyatt Gibson262,000124,000
Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:52 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations

Recent Eliminations Include:

Francisco Barajas
Kevin Ouk
Gregory Bennett
Michael Slifker
Kaylan Tangermann
Ryan Bevens
Van Vo
Sergio Gonzalez
Daniel Anton
Doralee Clark Rae
Frank Nguyen

Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:45 PM Local Time
Harris Runs Into a Surprise

Everyone folded to John Harris in the small blind, who put the short-stacked big blind all in. Unfortunately for him, the big blind woke up with   , and Harris'    was miles behind. A flop of     brought nothing, but a sweat arrived on the turn in the form of the  . A   river meant the aces were good, and Harris now finds himself under 10 big blinds.

John Harris27,000-57,400
Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:42 PM Local Time
Fox Busts One

The hijack opened to 7,000. The player on the button moved all in for 11,000 and Ryan Fox in the big blind, also moved all in for his final 18,500. The hijack thought for a short time but ended up folding.

When the hands were tabled Fox showed    against his opponent's   . The board of       provided no help to Fox's opponent and he was eliminated.

Ryan Fox61,5008,900
Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:29 PM Local Time
Rae Can't Hold

We found Doralee Rae all in with   , leading her opponent's   . The flop was grim for Rae, bringing    , and he failed to catch her two-outer when the   and   fell on fourth and fifth streets.

Doralee Clark Rae0-27,000