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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 #8: $2,500 8-Game Mix

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $882,700
  • Entries: 388
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:43 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Level Up
Steven Wolansky695,00018,000
Eric Crain445,00035,000
Michael Malm305,00033,500
Greg Mueller290,00068,000
Travis Pearson264,00099,000
Dario Alioto242,000-33,000
Michael Hurey210,000-135,000
Marco Johnson105,00020,000
Chris Tryba88,000-82,000
Mike Wattel63,000-17,000
Randy Ohel52,500-52,500
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:33 PM Local Time
Alioto Doubles Through Hurey

Pot-Limit Omaha

Michael Hurey opened to 15,000 from the cutoff, and Dario Alioto potted from the button.

"Alright, let's do this," Hurey said, sliding out a stack of pink T5,000 chips to indicate a reraise. Alioto called off.


The flop brought    , and the turn and river were   and  . All the babies on board meant the aces stood, and Hurey was forced to double Alioto up.

Michael Hurey345,000-100,000
Dario Alioto275,0000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:28 PM Local Time
Wattel Doubles in Limit Hold'em

Limit Hold'em

Mike Wattel raised the cutoff and it folded to Marco Johnson's small blind. He three-bet and it came back around to Wattel. Eventually they capped the action which left Wattel with just 3,500 behind. Johnson bet him all in dark before the flop and Wattel called.


Wattel found top pair on the     flop and was able to dodge Johnson making two pair or trips as the   turned and the   rivered. Wattel was able to double to about 80,000.

Marco Johnson85,000-83,000
Mike Wattel80,00035,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:12 PM Local Time
Chris Reslock Eliminated in 12th Place ($12,728)

Chris Reslock - 12th Place

Omaha Eight-or-Better

After a series of preflop raises, we found Chris Reslock all in and at risk before the flop against Michael Hurey.


Hurey flopped two pair on     and never looked back as the   turned and the   rivered to give him jacks full of fives. Reslock was eliminated in 12th place and will take home $12,728 in tournament winnings.

Michael Hurey445,000172,000
Chris Reslock0-47,500
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:08 PM Local Time
Alioto Doubles Through Ohel

Omaha Eight-or-Better

Dario Alioto raised from the cutoff and it folded to Randy Ohel who three-bet from the big blind. Alioto four-bet all in and Ohel called.


The board dropped down       and Alioto was able to secure a double up. He's now sitting around 80,000 while Ohel has fallen to 105,000.

Randy Ohel105,000-61,000
Dario Alioto80,00040,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:03 PM Local Time
Crain Takes Massive Stud Pot

Eric Crain swept up one of the biggest pots yet.


Chris Reslock fired out on fourth street after he, Dario Alioto and Eric Crain each put in four bets initially. Reslock had a king-ace, Crain had a jack-queen, and Alioto had a deuce-four. Alioto raised and Crain called, as did Reslock.

Fifth street brought a five for Alioto, an eight for Crain, and a ten for Reslock. Crain took the lead, betting the final three streets, and both players called down until Alioto mucked after all the cards.

Crain:    /    
Reslock:    /    
Alioto:    /    

Crain dragged the massive pot with his straight.

Eric Crain470,000125,000
Chris Reslock47,500-98,500
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:40 PM Local Time
Players Have Returned from Break...

...and cards are back in the air.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:32 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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:24 PM Local Time
Counts at the Break
Steven Wolansky677,00022,000
Eric Crain345,00015,000
Michael Hurey273,000-49,000
Michael Malm271,500-23,500
Dario Alioto226,000-15,000
Greg Mueller222,00012,000
Chris Tryba170,000-5,000
Marco Johnson168,00028,000
Randy Ohel166,000-6,000
Travis Pearson165,0005,000
Chris Reslock146,0006,000
Mike Wattel107,0007,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:22 PM Local Time

Players are now on a 20-minute break.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:14 PM Local Time
Hurey Makes Number Three

2-7 Triple Draw

Greg Mueller drew two on the second draw, as did Eric Crain, while Michael Hurey, who was leading the pot from the cutoff, stood pat. Both players checked to Hurey, and only Mueller called his bet.

Mueller drew one and checked. Hurey bet the end, and Mueller thought long and hard before calling. Hurey revealed a      , and Mueller just said, "nice hand."

Michael Hurey322,00022,000
Greg Mueller210,00017,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 4:07 PM Local Time
Wolansky Continues to Dominate

Steven Wolansky Crushing

No-Limit Hold'em

Marco Johnson opened with an early position raise to 10,000. Chris Tryba called from the cutoff and action trickled down to Steven Wolansky in the big blind. Wolansky cut out a three-bet to 32,000 which allowed Johnson to get out of the hand. Tryba quickly called and the two took a flop.

The dealer fanned     on the felt and Wolansky checked. Tryba moved 40,000 into the middle and Wolansky took his time making a call. The   hit the turn and Wolansky checked once more. Tryba tapped the table behind and the   finished the board. Both players checked again and Wolansky tabled   . Tryba mucked and Wolansky picked up the pot.

Wolansky has now extended his lead even further and is sitting on about 655,000.

Steven Wolansky655,00080,000
Chris Tryba175,000-165,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:56 PM Local Time
Wolansky Running Away

No-Limit Hold'em

Steven Wolansky continues to build his chip lead over the rest of the players. In a recent hand, everyone folded to him on the button, and he bumped it to 9,000. Marco Johnson defended his small blind to the tune of 22,000. Wolansky came back over the top all in, and Johnson released his hand.

Steven Wolansky575,000110,000
Marco Johnson140,00010,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:52 PM Local Time
Reslock Doubles Through Crain

Stud Eight-or-Better

Chris Reslock:    /      /  
Eric Crain:    /      /  

Eric Crain, Chris Reslock, Greg Mueller, and Dario Alioto all saw fourth street. Two checks to Mueller saw him lead out. Crain raised the action and Reslock three-bet which caused Alioto and Mueller to muck their hands. Crain stood up out of his seat and saw that Reslock only had a little bit behind.

"I don't know how I got myself into this situation," said Crain, who then raised enough to put Reslock all in.

Reslock showed    in the hole for trip kings. Crain meekly tabled   . Crain ended up making trip nines on seventh but it was ultimately not enough to best Reslock's kings. Reslock is now sitting around 140,000.

Eric Crain285,000-5,000
Chris Reslock140,00065,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:44 PM Local Time
Benjamin Pollak Eliminated in 13th Place ($10,186)

Benjamin Pollak

Stud Eight or Better

Eric Crain was betting every street with an ace-six-jack, and Benjamin Pollak called off the remainder of his chips with a five-king-queen and two clubs.

Crain:   /    
Pollak:   /    

"I've got outs," Crain said, scanning the face-up cards. "Well, so do you." Indeed, Crain could catch a heart to make a high to go with his low, while Pollak alread had a club flush and was a seven, ace, or four away from a low. The dealer tossed out seventh street.

"I got there," Crain said, revealing a  . Pollak sighed in disbelief, showing a blank  . Crain's ace-high flush and eight-six low scooped the pot, eliminating Pollak.

Benjamin Pollak0-48,000
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:38 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi Eliminated in 14th Place ($10,186)

Robert Mizrachi - 14th Place.

Robert Mizrachi was eliminated from play in 14th place during unknown action. He will collect $10,186 for his finish.

Robert Mizrachi0-80,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:35 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh Eliminated in 15th Place ($8,262)

Josh Arieh - 15th Place

Stud Eight-or-Better

Dario Alioto:    /      /  
Josh Arieh:    /      /  

We picked up with the action on fifth street to see both players check. Arieh fired out a bet on sixth street and Alioto went into the tank.

"There's no shame in folding," said Arieh.

Another moment passed and Alioto announced a call. Arieh moved in for his last 14,500 after seventh street was dealt and Alioto called.

"Two pair," said Arieh.

Alioto rolled over     for trip fours. Arieh shot out of his seat and smacked his cards down on the table. He was eliminated in 15th place and will collect $8,262.

Josh Arieh0-70,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:27 PM Local Time
Mueller Needs Calculator, Phone

Limit Hold'em

Benjamin Pollak raised from middle position, and Greg Mueller took a moment to figure the right amount before three-betting from Pollak's immediate left.

"Floor," Josh Arieh called. "Greg needs a calculator."

Action folded back to Pollak, who tanked for about a minute before folding, apparently showing Mueller   .

"Wow," Mueller exclaimed, before leaning back with his cards. He whipped out his phone and took a picture of the cards, presumably to document the occasion for later.

Benjamin Pollak48,000-27,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:10 PM Local Time
Ten Minutes

Players are taking a quick, ten minute unscheduled break to fill out their media forms and color up the grey t100 chips.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 3:09 PM Local Time
One For Pearson

Limit Hold'em

Marco Johnson raised from late position and Travis Pearson three-bet from the button. The blinds folded and Johnson stuck around.

The flop came     and Johnson checked. Pearson continued and Johnson called. The turn brought the   and once again Johnson check-called a bet. The river was the   and Johnson check-called for a third time.

Pearson showed    and Johnson flashed the   and mucked his hand. Pearson picked up the pot and is now sitting on 160,000.

Travis Pearson160,00020,000
Marco Johnson130,000-20,000