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

Sunday, June 02, 2013 to Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Event #7: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,653,300
  • Entries: 1,837
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:55 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Matt Waxman1,350,000-50,000
Brent Hanks925,00055,000
Amit Makhija770,00025,000
Eric Baldwin630,000-60,000
Tuu Ho505,000-85,000
Jess Dioquino490,000-10,000
Robert Dreyfuss456,000159,000
Jacob Jung360,00032,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:52 PM Local Time
Jason Koon Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,435)

Jason Koon - 9th Place

Hand #29: A short-stacked Jason Koon moved all in from middle position for 59,000 and Brent Hanks three-bet it to 100,000 from late position. Amit Makhija took his time in the cutoff before four-betting to 200,000, and Hanks moved all in after action folded back to him. Makhija made the call and discovered the bad news.


Hanks had Makhija dominated, while Koon's best chance at survival was an ace. The     flop gave Koon a pair of fours, but he'd need another to make it count. The   turn wasn't what he needed, and neither was the   river. Koon was dispatched in ninth place while Hanks doubled through Makhija.

Brent Hanks870,000337,000
Amit Makhija745,000-356,000
Jason Koon0-97,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:47 PM Local Time
Two More Hands

Hand #27: Robert Dreyfuss raised to 45,000 from early position and then called when Amit Makhija three-bet to 105,000 from the small blind. The latter then fired out 85,000 on the     flop and Dreyfuss folded.

Hand #28: Eric Baldwin opened for 40,000 from middle position and then folded when Matt Waxman three-bet to 110,000 from the big blind.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:39 PM Local Time
Two for Baldwin & One for Makhija

Hand #24: Robert Dreyfuss raised to 45,000 from late position and then called when Eric Baldwin three-bet to 105,000 from the button. The blinds folded, Dreyfuss called and the flop fell    . Baldwin led out for 105,000 and Dreyfuss released his hand.

Hand #25: Matt Waxman raised to 40,000 from middle position and then folded when Eric Baldwin three-bet to 95,000 from the cutoff.

Hand #26: Jacob Jung opened for 40,000 under the gun and received a call from Amit Makhija in the small blind. The     flop saw Makhja lead out for 60,000, and Jung snap-folded.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:31 PM Local Time
Baldwin Doubles Through Koon

Hand #23: Jason Koon raised to 40,000 under the gun and cleared the field to Eric Baldwin, who moved all in for 323,000 from the small blind. Koon made the call with the    but was in dire straits against the    of Baldwin. The     flop paired both players, but Baldwin's king kicker had him firmly in the lead. Neither the   turn nor   river was what Koon needed, and he was knocked down to 97,000.

Eric Baldwin690,000342,000
Jason Koon97,000-421,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:28 PM Local Time
Big Pot for Waxman

Hand #22: Matt Waxman opened for 32,000 from the cutoff and was met by a three-bet to 77,000 by Jess Dioquino in the small blind. Waxman made the call and it was heads-up action to the     flop. Dioquino led out for 65,000, Waxman raised to 165,000 and Dioquino three-bet to 400,000. Waxman responded by moving all in for 816,000 total and Dioquino hit the tank.

He spent a solid ten minutes mulling over the decision, during which time many of the players exited the stage and the level went up. Eventually Dioquino sent his cards to the muck and Waxman took down the pot.

Matt Waxman1,400,000571,000
Jess Dioquino500,000-530,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:23 PM Local Time
Big Hand in Progess

Hand #22 of the final table began with two minutes left in Level 22, and now we're 13 minute into Level 23. It's a big one and taking some time, so stay tuned for the details.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:20 PM Local Time
A Check-Raise from Dreyfuss

Hand #18: Amit Makhija raised to 40,000 from the small blind and Jacob Jung defended from the big. When the flop came down    , Makhija led out for 40,000 and Jung instantly moved all in. Makhija folded.

Hand #19: Eric Baldwin opened for 32,000 from middle position and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #20: Eric Baldwin opened for 32,000 from early position and Robert Dreyfuss called from the big blind. Dreyfuss checked the     flop, Baldwin fired out 42,000 and Dreyfuss woke up with a check-raise to 84,000. Baldwin folded.

Hand #21: Brent Hanks took down the pot with a raise to 32,000 from middle position.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:01 PM Local Time
Four More Hands in the Books

Hand #14: Jess Dioquino opened for 34,000 from the button but then folded when Eric Baldwin moved all in from the small blind.

Hand #15: Jacob Jung opened for 35,000 from middle position and swiped the blinds.

Hand #16: Matt Waxman took down the pot with a raise to 32,000.

Hand #17: Robert Dreyfuss opened for 33,000 from early position and Amit Makhija opted to look him up from the big blind. Both players checked the     flop and then Makhija check-folded to a bet of 52,000.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:52 PM Local Time
A Chop and a Check Down

Hand #12: Jason Koon opened for 35,000 from early position only to have Brent Hanks three-bet to 94,000 from middle position. Jess Dioquino then four-bet to 320,000 from the big blind, Koon folded and Hanks moved all in. Dioquino called with the   , and Hanks held the same hand with the   . The board ran out       and they chopped it up.

Hand #13: Amit Makhija opened for 35,000 in middle position and Eric Baldwin defended from the big blind. Both players ended up checking it down as the board ran out       and Makhija won the pot with the   , which bested Baldwin's   .

Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:42 PM Local Time
Queen-High Straight for Ho

Hand #8: Action folded to Brent Hanks in the small blind and he raised to 45,000, which Amit Makhija called from the big. The latter then called a bet of 53,000 from the former on the     flop before both players checked the   turn and   river. Hands tabled the    for ace high, and Makhija showed the same with the   . Chop it up.

Hand #9: Tuu Ho raised to 32,000 from late position and Jason Koon called from the cutoff. Jacob Jung came along from the big blind and it was three-way action to the     flop, which all three players checked. When the dealer burned and turned the  , Jung checked, Ho bet 60,000 and Koon called. Jung got out of the way and then Koon called a bet of 80,000 on the   river. Ho tabled the    for a straight and it was good as Koon mucked his hand.

Hand #10: Robert Dreyfuss raised to 33,000 under the gun and swiped the blinds and antes.

Hand #11: Raise and take for Matthew Waxman.

Tuu Ho590,00099,000
Jason Koon518,000-174,000
Jacob Jung328,00088,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:28 PM Local Time
Baldwin Active Early

Hand #2: A raise and take it put an end to the hand.

Hand #3: Matt Waxman opened for 32,000 from the cutoff and Eric Baldwin called from the big blind. Both players checked the     flop, and then Baldwin led out for 40,000 on the   turn. Waxman made the call and then both players returned to checking on the   river. Baldwin tabled the    for ace-jack high, but it was no good as Waxman had a pair of queens with the   .

Hand #4: Another raise an take it won the pot.

Hand #5: Jason Koon opened for 35,000 under the gun and the rest of the players folded.

Hand #6: Amit Makhija opened for 35,000 in early position only to have Eric Baldwin three-bet all in for 260,000 from the button. The blinds both folded and then Makhija did the same. Pot to Baldwin.

Hand #7: Action folded to Eric Baldwin and he won his second consecutive pot by raising to 32,000.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:21 PM Local Time
Jung Shoves on First Hand of Official Final Table

Hands #1: Brent Hanks opened for 32,000 from middle position and Jacob Jung called in late position. The rest of the field got out of the way and it was heads-up action to the     flop. Hanks was first to act and fired out 40,000, but he ended up folding when Jung moved all in for 190,000.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:19 PM Local Time
Scott Yelton Eliminated in 10th Place ($17,491)

Scott Yelton -10th Place

On one of the first hands of the unofficial final table, Jess Dioquino opened for 36,000 under the gun and cleared the field all the way to Scott Yelton, who moved all in for about 128,000 from the big blind. Dioquino made a quick called with the    and was racing against the    of Yelton.

The     flop was fairly interesting as it gave Dioquino a set but also delivered Yelton a flush draw. Unfortunately for the latter, neither the   turn nor   river helped him and became the tenth-place finish, just missing out on the official final table.

Jess Dioquino1,030,000109,000
Scott Yelton0-167,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:13 PM Local Time
A Tale of the Pros vs. Amateurs

The unofficial final table of ten is comprised of some big names. As previously mentioned they have over $4 million in combined WSOP winnings. That made us curious to learn about the five amateurs at the table, who it turns out have a combined $2,968 in winnings.

Today will mark the first cash for four of the five amateurs (Jess Dioquino cashed for $2,968 for a 221st-place finish in the 2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker Event #49 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em.

SeatPlayerWSOP BraceletsWSOP CashesWSOP Earnings
1Matt Waxman018$530,755
2Robert Dreyfuss00$0
3Scott Yelton00$0
4Jess Dioquino01$2,968
5Eric Baldwin120$1,287,177
6Tuu Ho00$0
7Jason Koon015$320,337
8Brent Hanks113$970,697
9Amit Makhija015$683,446
10Jacob Jung00$0
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:12 PM Local Time
Button in the Nine; First Hand to Dreyfuss

The dealer just dealt for the button, and it will begin on Amit Makhija in the nine seat. Despite having the biggest chip stack and best position to start, he didn't win the first hand. That honor went to Robert Dreyfuss who opened for 42,000 under the gun and took it down.

With that, Day 3 action is underway.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 1:04 PM Local Time
Baldwin's Dad Pays a Surprise Visit

The players are in their seats here at the secondary feature table. The rail is already starting to fill as the players receive the rundown on the live stream process.

One of the men on the rail is Steve Baldwin, the father of Eric Baldwin. He flew in from Wisconsin this morning to surprise his son and support him in his attempt to capture a second WSOP bracelet.

Cards will be in the air shortly

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:39 AM Local Time
Lots of Legends Among Final 10 of Event #7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Baldwin eyeing a second gold bracelet

The 2013 World Series of Poker is only a week in, but the final table of Event #7 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em is making a strong early case for becoming the toughest final table of them all. Granted, we're technically not at the final table yet as 10 players of a 1,837-player field remain, but once we lose one more it'll be official. As long as that elimination isn't chip leader Amit Makhija, Matt Waxman, Brent Hanks, Jason Koon or Eric Baldwin, then the final table will be contain five superstars with a combined $4,027,878.88 in career WSOP winnings!

As mentioned, Makhija does hold the chip lead with 1.101 million. Jess Dioquino comes in second with 921,000, the Waxman sits in third with 829,000. The short stack of the final table is Scott Yelton with 167,000 in chips, but in poker anything can happen, so a double up and a few pots here or there will put Yelton right back into the swing of things.

Clearly, all eyes will be on Baldwin and Hanks. Both of these players are looking for their second piece of WSOP hardware. Hanks is riding a bit of a heater coming into the 2013 WSOP, having won the California State Championships Main Event in May.

Needless to say, everyone at the final table is excited to be there, but the level of competition is hard to ignore:

Brent HanksFinal table of event #7! Stacked table, have around avg chips. Lookin to add to the jewelry collection. #yeahp

Eric BaldwinMade the final table of WSOP event 7. Have 348k of the 5.5M in play. 10 players remain. Time for a new #WristBelt

Matthew WaxmanMade the $1k event #7 FT. I'm 3/10 with 829,000. Lots of legends there with me. Should be quite the challenge, but I'm up for it! #WSOP

The winner of today's event will take home the seventh gold bracelet awarded this summer and the accompanying $305,952 first-place prize? Will someone have their dreams come true by winning their first WSOP gold bracelet, or will either Brent Hanks or Eric Baldwin be able to capture their second piece of gold? Join us at 1:00 p.m. PST as we bring you all the action on the way to the next winner.