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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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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:42 AM Local Time
"It's Never Ending"

Omaha Eight or Better

On a board of      , Greg Mueller saw Steven Wolansky show down      for a wheel and a scoop.

"It's never ending," Mueller said, shaking his head.

Steven Wolansky1,425,000415,000
Greg Mueller500,000-280,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:18 AM Local Time
Take Twenty

Players are now on a 20-minute break.

Michael Malm1,185,00035,000
Steven Wolansky1,010,0000
Greg Mueller780,000180,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:13 AM Local Time
Malm's Trips Win


Michael Malm completed with a six, and Steven Wolansky called with a four. Both players paired their upcards, and Wolansky called Malm's bets through seventh.

Wolansky:    /    
Malm:    /    

Michael Malm1,150,000130,000
Steven Wolansky1,010,000-260,000
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:05 AM Local Time
Malm Takes One

No-Limit Hold'em

Michael Malm completed from the small blind and Steven Wolansky checked his option. The flop brought     and Malm led for 27,000. Wolansky flat called and both players checked the   turn.

The river was the  , bringing a third spade to the felt. Malm checked and Wolansky bet 38,000. Malm cut out a raise to 140,000 and Wolansky took about thirty seconds before calling.

Malm rolled up    for a flush and was able to drag in the pot.

Steven Wolansky1,270,000-280,000
Michael Malm1,020,000415,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:53 PM Local Time
Malm Takes One with a Nine

2-7 Triple Draw

Michael Malm raised from the button, and Greg Mueller called.

Mueller drew three, and Malm drew two. Mueller check-called.

Both players then drew two, and Mueller led out. Malm called.

Both players drew one, and Mueller fired again. Malm called and showed       to take the pot. He said he had a straight flush before the last draw.

Michael Malm605,000190,000
Greg Mueller600,000-180,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:47 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Steven Wolansky1,550,000190,000
Greg Mueller780,000180,000
Michael Malm415,00030,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:36 PM Local Time
Eric Crain Eliminated in 4th Place ($64,975)

Eric Crain - 4th Place

Limit Hold'em

Eric Crain opened with a raise from under the gun and Steven Wolansky three-bet out of the big blind. Crain four-bet from the button and Wolansky capped it, putting Crain all in. Crain called and the hands were tabled.


The board ran out       and Wolansky was able to win the pot with his pair of kings. Crain, who finished Day 1 of this event as the chip lead and has been a force throughout this whole tournament, has been eliminated from play. Crain will take home $64,975 in tournament winnings.

Steven Wolansky1,360,00010,000
Eric Crain0-100,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:28 PM Local Time
Crain Remains on Life Support

Pot-Limit Omaha

Eric Crain got all his chips in against Greg Mueller in a blind battle.


The board ran out       and Crain doubled up.

Eric Crain100,000-90,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:09 PM Local Time
Crain Doubles Through Mueller

Omaha Eight-or-Better

Greg Mueller opened the betting with a raise. It trickled around to Eric Crain's big blind and with only 87,000 total, Crain did not look happy.

"Wow," Crain said. "It's bad."

Another moment passed.

"Alright, good luck Greg," said Crain as he announced a three-bet. Mueller four-bet and Crain called all in.


The flop came     and Mueller jumped into the lead with jacks and fives. The   hit fourth street.

"Good game, guys," said Crain, standing up from the table and putting his backpack on.

However, his departure ultimately did not occur as the   struck fifth street and Crain was able to make a winning pair of kings.

"Wooooooow," boomed Crain. "I didn't even see the king!"

Crain is now sitting on about 190,000 while Mueller has fallen to about 600,000.

Greg Mueller600,000-24,000
Eric Crain190,00070,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:00 PM Local Time
Crain in Danger Zone


Eric Crain, showing a  , and Steven Wolansky, showing an  , put in three bets on the first round. Crain called a bet on fourth, then raised fifth with a six-three-nine and two diamonds. Wolansky called with an ace-ten-four and two spades. Wolansky then check-raised on sixth when he caught a king, and Crain an ace. Crain called seventh.

Crain:    /    
Wolansky:    /    

Wolansky's set of kings were good, and Day 1 chipleader Crain has fallen to the short stack.

Steven Wolansky1,350,000300,000
Eric Crain120,000-630,000
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:47 PM Local Time
Malm Triples

Michael Malm Triples Up

No-Limit Hold'em

Steven Wolansky was first to act and opened to 24,000. Eric Crain three-bet to 68,000 from the button and it folded around to Michael Malm who went into the tank. Eventually he opted to flat call. Wolansky stuck around too.

The trio took in a flop of     and Malm snap-shipped all in for 59,000. Wolansky called and Crain did the same. Both players checked down the   turn and   river.

Wolansky showed    but was bested by Crain's   . The best hand, however, was held by Malm who had    for two pair of queens and jacks. Malm was able to triple to about 385,000.

Steven Wolansky1,050,000-420,000
Eric Crain750,000-20,000
Michael Malm385,000255,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:40 PM Local Time
Malm Keeps Dropping

2-7 Triple Draw

Michael Malm opened for a raise on the button, and Steven Wolansky and Eric Crain called from the blinds.

All three players drew two cards. Wolansky checked, Crain bet, and Malm and Wolansky called.

Wolansky again drew two, and the other players drew one. Everyone checked.

Wolansky stayed pat for the third draw, and his opponents each drew one. Wolansky bet, Crain folded, and Malm made what appeared to be a reluctant call. Wolansky showed a      . Malm's cards hit the muck.

Steven Wolansky1,470,000410,000
Michael Malm130,000-180,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:33 PM Local Time
Malm Doubles Through Wolansky

2-7 Triple Draw

Michael Malm raised from the button and Steven Wolansky called from the small blind. Wolansky drew three cards and Malm took one. Wolansky checked and Malm fired a bet. Wolansky stuck aroun.d

Both players drew one on the second draw and Wolansky once again check-called. Wolansky took one more and Malm stood pat. Wolansky checked and Malm fired his last 8,000 chips. Wolansky sighed it off but could not beat Malm's      . Malm is now sitting on about 310,000.

Steven Wolansky1,060,000-216,000
Michael Malm310,000135,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:23 PM Local Time
Crain's Two Pair Scoops

Stud Eight or Better

Eric Crain and Michael Malm put in three bets on the first round, then Crain called bets on every street.

Crain:   /    / 
Malm:    /    

Malm had three pairs, but Crain's sixes were better than any of them, so his sixes and fours took the pot.

Eric Crain770,000125,000
Michael Malm225,000-116,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:15 PM Local Time
More Mixed Game Action

Dinner time is over and the four remaining players have taken their seats.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:18 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.

Steven Wolansky1,276,000-134,000
Eric Crain645,000-85,000
Greg Mueller624,000184,000
Michael Malm341,000-69,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:08 PM Local Time
Plenty of Extras Being Given Away at This Year's WSOP

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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 9:03 PM Local Time
Wolansky's Straight Good

Pot-Limit Omaha

After a flop of    , Greg Mueller checked to Steven Wolansky on the button. Wolansky bet 60,000, and Mueller called. The turn was the  , and both players checked. They again checked the   river.

Wolansky announced a straight, and tabled     . Mueller mucked.

Steven Wolansky1,410,00050,000
Greg Mueller440,00070,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:45 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Steven Wolansky1,360,00070,000
Eric Crain730,000125,000
Michael Malm410,000185,000
Greg Mueller370,000-280,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:45 PM Local Time
Crain Loses Two O8 Pots

Omaha Eight-or-Better

The board read      and Eric Crain and Michael Malm were heads up in the hand. Malm came out with a bet and Crain called. The   rivered and Malm bet once more. Crain called but mucked his hand after Malm fanned      for the scoop.

Two hands later, Steven Wolansky opened with a raise from the small blind. Crain three-bet from the big and Wolansky called. The flop came     and both player checked.

Fourth street saw a second jack fall with the  . Wolansky fired a bet and Crain stuck around. The   hit the river and Wolansky bet once more. Crain called.

Wolansky tabled      for quad jacks. Crain stared with his mouth agape at Wolansky's hand and then quickly mucked his own.