Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:40 PM Local Time
Quads For George
Christopher George raised from the cutoff and Danny Fuhs called from the button. Brian Hastings decided to tag along from the big blind and the three went to the flop.
They looked down as the dealer spread out . Hastings checked and George led out with a bet. Fuhs called and Hastings left the two to duke it out.
The turn was the and George bet once more. Fuhs called and the river brought the . Geroge cut out one last bet and after a bit of thinking, Fuhs decided to let it go. George showed for quad kings before raking in the pot.
|Christopher George||1,160,000||130,000 |
|Danny Fuhs||365,000||-165,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:29 PM Local Time
|Brian Hastings||1,400,000||80,000 |
|Christopher George||1,030,000||-330,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||650,000||140,000 |
|Danny Fuhs||530,000||115,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:20 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi completed his small blind and Brian Hastings raise from the big blind. Mizrachi called.
The flop brought and Mizrachi checked. Hastings fired off a bet and Mizrachi stuck around. When the hit the turn, Mizrachi took the lead with a bet. Hastings came right over the top though with a raise. Mizrachi three-bet and Hastings called.
The action went check-check on the river once the hit the felt. Hastings rolled over for a an ace-high flush and was able to drag in the pot. Hastings now has about 1.32 million in chips.
|Brian Hastings||1,320,000||260,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||510,000||-140,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:15 PM Local Time
George Scoops Fuhs
Christopher George popped it up from the button and Danny Fuhs three-bet from the small blind. George called to see a flop.
The flop brought and Fuhs fired out a bet. George called and the hit the turn where both players checked. The paired the board on the river and they both checked once more.
George fanned which was good enough for the high and the low. He took down the pot and now has about 1.36 million in chips.
|Christopher George||1,360,000||60,000 |
|Danny Fuhs||415,000||-175,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:10 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Christopher George||1,300,000||-37,000 |
|Brian Hastings||1,060,000||75,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||650,000||-118,000 |
|Danny Fuhs||590,000||17,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:09 PM Local Time
Viacheslav Zhukov Eliminated in 5th Place ($72,809)
Christopher George opened with a raise from the small blind and Viacheslav Zhukov was already all in for his last 6,000. The hands were turned up as the two were about to witness five community cards that would determine Zhukov's life.
The board fell down which led to George playing his ace and trey to make two pair for the high and his seven and deuce to take the low. Zhukov was officially eliminated from play in fifth place.
|Viacheslav Zhukov||0||-12,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:05 PM Local Time
Arthur Kargen Eliminated in 6th Place ($55,423)
Brian Hastings opened with a raise from UTG+1 and Arthur Kargen called all in from the cutoff. Danny Fuhs called from the big blind and the three players took a flop.
The dealer fanned and both Fuhs and Hastings checked it down. They did the same as the turned and one last time when the rivered.
Hastings showed for a heart flush and Fuhs mucked his cards. Kargen showed to the table before it was picked up and tossed into the muck. Kargen was eliminated in 6th place and will collect $55,423 in tournament winnings.
|Brian Hastings||985,000||-138,000 |
|Arthur Kargen||0||-63,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:01 PM Local Time
Jeff Lisandro Eliminated in 7th Place ($42,442)
Brian Hastings raised from the hijack and Jeff Lisandro was automatically all in for his last 6,000 from the small blind. Viacheslav Zhukov was all in for his last 12,000 from the big blind and all three hands were turned over.
|Jeff Lisandro: |
|Viacheslav Zhukov: |
|Brian Hastings: |
The board ran out and Hastings was able to take the high with his ace-high flush. Zhukov dragged in the low by playing his four and his deuce. Lisandro had no piece of it and was sent to the rail in 7th place. He made a quick exit from the tournament area after the elimination was official.
|Brian Hastings||945,000||213,000 |
|Jeff Lisandro||0||-31,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:58 PM Local Time
Brian Hastings Eyes Second Bracelet
Last year, Brian Hastings earned his first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em event. Hastings also has two previous cashes in Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better events, finishing 16th in the $5,000 buy-in last year and 37th in the $1,500 buy-in just last week. With previous success in Omaha tournaments, it's no surprise that Hastings sits near the top of the leaderboard at the final table of this event. PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado spoke with Hastings during the break.
In May you cashed mostly in no-limit Hold'em events online but have had more success at the World Series of Poker with Omaha events. Which game do you prefer and do you prefer live or online?
I think these days I like playing mixed games more than I like playing hold'em. I've just played so much no-limit hold'em in my life that it's become repetitive. I've probably played a couple million hands in just hold'em so right now I prefer mixed games. The other games are just newer and fresher and additionally I generally other players are worse at those games. You know, they are just games that people have spent as much time learning compared to no-limit hold'em. There is a lot of strategy content for no limit: training sites, books, and forums. There's significantly less on mixed games. It's the kind of thing where few people put in a lot of work off the tables, therefore not too many people know how to play at optimum level.
You have a pretty stacked table. How comfortable do you feel playing against some of the toughest competitors?
I feel very, very comfortable. I've played a lot of cash games with Rob Mizrachi back in Florida. He's a very good player but there aren't really any issues there. Otherwise, I feel pretty good about myself against the field.
Do you think an amateur winning the event is more or less impactful than a professional winning?
It depends what event. It's a cooler story that gets more attention if Phil Ivey wins three bracelets than if three different amateurs win one bracelet. It depends on the situation, the event, and who it is. Either way, both can be good for the game.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:46 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:16 PM Local Time
|Christopher George||1,337,000||77,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||768,000||-7,000 |
|Brian Hastings||732,000||-3,000 |
|Danny Fuhs||573,000||-107,000 |
|Arthur Kargen||63,000||-132,000 |
|Jeff Lisandro||31,000||-50,000 |
|Viacheslav Zhukov||12,000||-183,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 9:10 PM Local Time
George Gets Quartered
Brian Hastings had the button and raised only to have Christopher George three-bet from the small blind. It came back to Hastings who cut out a four-bet that was called.
The flop brought and George check-called a bet from Hastings. The turn was the and George checked again. Hastings fired once more and George called. The hit the river and it went check, bet, call once more.
Hastings rolled over with a pair of aces which was good for the high. George showed for the same low and the two chopped the low, resulting in George being quartered. With this win, Hastings is now up to 735,000.
|Christopher George||1,260,000||75,000 |
|Brian Hastings||735,000||3,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:56 PM Local Time
Ryan Lenaghan Eliminated in 8th Place ($32,712)
Prior to this hand, Ryan Lenaghan lost a sizable pot to prior Hastings after Hastings made Broadway against him.
In this hand, Lenaghan called all in from under the gun and Arthur Kargen raised from the next seat over. Brian Hastings called from the small blind and Christopher George called from the big blind.
Four players took a flop of and Hastings led with a bet. George folded and Kargen called. The hit the turn and both players checked to see the complete the board. Hastings fired another bet and this time Kargen folded.
Hastings showed for a straight and the nut low. Lenaghan tabled before the cards were picked up and placed into the muck. Hastings was able to scoop and eliminate Lenaghan from play.
|Brian Hastings||625,000||13,000 |
|Ryan Lenaghan||0||-110,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:48 PM Local Time
Lisandro Scoops to Triple
Ryan Lenaghan raised from his button and Arthur Kargen called from the small blind. Jeff Lisandro called all in for his last 27,000 and the three saw a flop.
The flop came and both Kargen and Lenaghan checked. The board paired with the on the turn and Kargen fired a bet. Lenaghan folded and the hands were turned up.
The river brought the , giving Lisandro a full house of queens full of sevens for the high. He also won the low with his eight-seven and was able to secure the triple.
|Arthur Kargen||195,000||-20,000 |
|Ryan Lenaghan||110,000||-165,000 |
|Jeff Lisandro||81,000||41,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:45 PM Local Time
Bart Hanson Eliminated in 9th Place ($25,301)
|Bart Hanson|| |
|Christopher George|| |
Bart Hanson raised from the cutoff only to find Christopher George three-bet from the small blind. Hanson called and the flop came . George led and Hanson raised all in. George called the bet.
The turn was the and the river the , ensuring that Hanson would be our 9th place finisher, a victim of George's deuces full of kings.
|Christopher George||1,185,000||235,000 |
|Bart Hanson||0||-208,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:41 PM Local Time
Lisandro Chops For Life
Jeff Lisandro was all in for his last 15,000 before the flop and Danny Fuhs raised from the hijack. Christopher George called from the big blind and the players watched as the dealer produced a flop that read . George checked and Fuhs continued with a bet. George came over the top with a raise and Fuhs called.
Fourth street was the and George check-called another bet. He did the same after the hit and the hands were turned over.
George took the high in the main and side pots with for trip eights while Fuhs' took the side pot's low with playing his ace and trey. Lisandro showed for the nut low and took down the low of the main pot.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:36 PM Local Time
Fuhs Scoops Hastings
Danny Fuhs raised from the cutoff and received calls from Robert Mizrachi on the button and Brian Hastings in the big blind. The flop came and Hastings checked. Fuhs continued out and Mizrachi raised. Hastings called only to have Fuhs come back over the top with three bets. Mizrachi folded his cards and Hastings called.
Hastings checked after the turned and Fuhs fired once again. Hastings called and the hit the river. Hastings check-called one more bet and Fuhs tabled for trip nines and a sixty-four which was good enough for the scoop.
|Danny Fuhs||680,000||220,000 |
|Brian Hastings||350,000||-12,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 8:19 PM Local Time
Jonathan Duhamel Eliminated in 10th Place ($19,788)
Jeff Lisandro raised all in for his last 24,000 from the cutoff and Viacheslav Zhukov three-bet from the button. Jonathan Duhamel called from the big blind and the three players took a flop.
The flop came down and Duhamel checked. Zhukov checked it back and both players did the same when the struck fourth street. The river was the and Duhamel check-called a bet from Zhukov.
Zhukov showed for a seventy-five low while Lisandro showed for top two pair which was good for the high. Both players chopped up Duhamel who was left short stacked while Lisandro was able to stay alive in the tournament.
Duhamel was all in the next hand against Robert Mizrachi but failed to gain any traction. He was eliminated in 10th place and his elimination has set in motion our official final table.
|Viacheslav Zhukov||195,000||18,000 |
|Jeff Lisandro||40,000||-7,000 |
|Jonathan Duhamel||0||-273,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:53 PM Local Time
Lisandro Getting Low
Brian Hasings opened with an early position raise and Jeff Lisandro three-bet from the cutoff. Viacheslav Zhukov called from the button and Hastings called as well.
The flop brought and all three players checked. They did the same on the turn and three more knuckles rapped the table as the finished the board.
Hastings showed for queens and sixes and Zhukov showed the same with . Lisandro mucked his hand which allowed Zhukov and Hastings to chop the pot.
|Jeff Lisandro||47,000||-158,000 |
Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:51 PM Local Time
"That's What Happens When You Get Old"
We caught up with the action to see four bets before the flop with Ryan Lenaghan, Arthur Kargen, Christopher George and Brain Hastings going to the flop.
The dealer fanned and Lenaghan led out with a bet. Kargen raised and Hastings called. George got out of the way and Lenaghan called all in.
The turn was the and Kargen bet out. Hastings called and both players checked the on the river.
"Jacks," stated Kargen. "Oh...wait. No. I don't." He let out a chuckle. "That's what happens when you get old."
Kargen showed and Hastings tabled to win the pot with a pair of jacks for the high in the side pot. Lenaghan tabled and was able to triple up with his pocket kings.
|Brian Hastings||485,000||-33,000 |
|Ryan Lenaghan||275,000||188,000 |
|Arthur Kargen||215,000||-144,000 |