Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:20 PM Local Time
Hand #9: Lee Markholt raised to 45,000 under the gun and was called by both Jonathan Little in the hijack and Vasile Buboi in the big blind. The flop came down and Buboi checked to Markholt who bet 115,000. Little folded, Buboi called, and the followed on the turn. Buboi checked to Markholt again and this time Markholt fired 375,000. After a few moments, Buboi folded.
Hand #10: Jonathan Little raised to 40,000 under the gun and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #11: Erick Lindgren raised to 40,000 under the gun and Jonathan Little defended his big blind. Both players checked to the river of a board where Lindgren bet 45,000. Little folded and Lindgren took the pot.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:12 PM Local Time
Hand #7: Jonathan Little raised to 32,000 on the button and Connor Drinan called from the big blind. The flop came down and Drinan check-called 40,000 from Little to see the turn. Drinan checked, Little bet 85,000 and after a few moment Drinan gave up his hand.
Hand #8: Vasile Buboi raised to 35,000 under the gun and took down the pot.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:08 PM Local Time
|Erick Lindgren||2,325,000||8,000 |
|Lee Markholt||1,717,000||-95,000 |
|Vasile Buboi||1,604,000||142,000 |
|Jonathan Little||1,003,000||-36,000 |
|Connor Drinan||765,000||17,000 |
|Ryan D'Angelo||334,000||-36,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:07 PM Local Time
Hand #1: Vasile Buboi opened for 35,000 from early position, Connor Drinan called from the big blind, and the two took a flop of . Both players checked to see the hit the board on the turn, and they tapped the table once more, bringing the . Two more checks later, and Buboi opened up the to take it down.
Hand #2: Lee Markholt opened for 35,000 from the hijack, and that was enough to claim the blinds and antes.
Hand #3: Drinan opened for 35,000 from the button, and he earned some blinds and antes as well.
Hand #4: Drinan opened for 35,000 from the cutoff, and the pot was pushed to him.
Hand #5: Erick Lindgren opened for 40,000 from under the gun, and the table folded around.
Hand #6: Buboi raised to 35,000 from the cutoff, and Markholt three-bet to 95,000. Buboi called and the flop came , prompting Buboi to lead out for a bet of 140,000. Markholt studied his opponent for a few moments, before mucking his hand.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:56 PM Local Time
Cards In The Air
The final table has officially started.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:47 PM Local Time
Official Final Table Seating and Chip Counts
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:42 PM Local Time
Andrew Robl Eliminated in 7th Place ($53,863)
On the first deal of the unofficial final table, a short-stacked Andrew Robl flatted Jonathan Little's 32,000 button raise from the big blind. The flop fell and Robl checked to Little, who bet out for 30,000. Robl then moved all in for his last 114,000, and Little snapped him off with the .
Robl had flopped top pair with his , but he was way behind the kings, and the turn ( ) and river ( ) offered no further help. Robl left the Mothership stage in 7th place, falling one spot short of the official final table.
|Jonathan Little||1,039,000||209,000 |
|Andrew Robl||0||-148,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:42 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 WSOP.com 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 WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com 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 WSOP.com 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 WSOP.com 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 WSOP.com promotion.
In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a "Hot Seat" promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com 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, June 20, 2013 4:29 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:16 PM Local Time
Craig Fishman Eliminated in 8th Place ($53,863)
With the board reading and his stack depleted, Craig Fishman bet 50,000 into Erick Lindgren. The man known as "E-Dog" quickly tossed out a raise to 160,000, and Fishman's expression became pained.
"That's a lot of my chips," he said, referencing the fact that he would only have 155,000 or so behind if he called. "You really have a flush? I run that bad against you?"
Eventually, Fishman made the crying call with his for two pair, but his initial suspicion was proved correct when Lindgren rolled over the for a runner-runner flush.
Just two hands later, Fishman moved his last 66,000 into the middle, and the action folded around to Lindgren.
"I'll give you some action," Lindgren said while calling and turning over the .
Fishman held the , but the flop of left him looking for fours. The turn ( ) and river ( ) failed to deliver, and he hit the rail in 8th place.
|Erick Lindgren||2,300,000||470,000 |
|Craig Fishman||0||-478,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:14 PM Local Time
Allen Bari Eliminated in 9th Place ($39,918)
Lee Markholt limped from the small blind and Allen Bari shoved from the big blind for about 350,000. Markholt called quickly.
The flop offered little help to Bari, though he picked up a few outs when the turn fell. However, the river was no help to Bari, ending his run in ninth place.
|Lee Markholt||1,750,000||352,000 |
|Allen Bari||0||-392,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:09 PM Local Time
Lee Markholt Doubles Through Vasile Buboi
Vasile Buboi raised to 45,000 in the cutoff and Lee Markholt called on the button.
The flop came down and Markholt check-called 100,000 from Buboi to see the turn. Markholt checked to Buboi again and the chip leader bet 275,000. Markholt took a few moments before check-raising all in for 537,000. Buboi called instantly.
Buboi was drawing slim and found no help from the river, securing the double up for Markholt.
|Vasile Buboi||1,500,000||-780,000 |
|Lee Markholt||1,398,000||734,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:50 PM Local Time
Jonathan Little Drops One, Gets Some Back
After Ryan D'Angelo moved all in for 296,000 from the button, Jonathan Little woke up with in the small blind. He quickly went all in himself, and after the big blind got out of the way, D'Angleo revealed his .
D'Angelo found the perfect flop, and he took a commanding lead in the hand with his trip tens. The on the turn made things official, and after the completed the board on the river, Little was forced to ship a portion of his stack to D'Angelo.
In the next hand, however, Little and D'Angleo tangled again, with Little taking the pot down to get some of his chips back.
|Jonathan Little||650,000||-195,000 |
|Ryan D'Angelo||440,000||86,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:45 PM Local Time
Allen Bari Scores a Double Through Vasile Buboi
With his stack dwindling, and the six handed format showing no mercy to the shorties, Allen Bari made his stand with . Vasile Buboi started the action with a raise to 45,000 from under the gun, and Bari shipped his last 179,000 into the middle.
Buboi made the call with his , and the two were flipping a coin.
When the flop fell the coin fell on Bari's side, and the on the turn left Buboi drawing dead. After the completed the board on the river, Bari retook his seat to continue his climb to the final table.
|Vasile Buboi||2,280,000||-130,000 |
|Allen Bari||392,000||152,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:38 PM Local Time
Dario Sammartino Eliminated in 10th Place ($39,918)
With a short stack of under 10 big blinds, Dario Sammartino open-shoved for his last 110,000 from under the gun. Action folded around to Erick Lindgren in the small blind, and when he found the in the hole, he made the call to put Sammartino at risk.
Sammartino held the and was hoping his live drawing cards would connect with the board, but the flop was nothing but air. The turn ( ) and river ( ) brought no help either, and Sammartino headed for the payout desk with a 10th place finish.
|Erick Lindgren||1,830,000||167,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||0||-114,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:15 PM Local Time
The players are in the midst of a 20-minute break.
|Vasile Buboi||2,410,000||160,000 |
|Erick Lindgren||1,663,000||-37,000 |
|Jonathan Little||845,000||-220,000 |
|Lee Markholt||664,000||209,000 |
|Connor Drinan||642,000||152,000 |
|Craig Fishman||478,000||43,000 |
|Ryan D'Angelo||354,000||-216,000 |
|Andrew Robl||322,000||77,000 |
|Allen Bari||240,000||-10,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||114,000||-126,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:09 PM Local Time
Lindgren Shoves On Bari
Picking up the action after a flop, Connor Drinan and Andrew Robl checked from the blinds. Allen Bari bet 55,000 from UTG, Erick Lindgren called from the hijack, and the blinds folded.
The turn fell and Bari bet again, but Lindgren stuck around to see the river. Bari fired 280,000 and Lindgren wasted little time raising all in. Bari mulled it over for a bit, but ultimately folded.
Immediately after the hand, Bari was moved to balance the tables.
|Erick Lindgren||1,700,000||460,000 |
|Allen Bari||250,000||-540,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:05 PM Local Time
Dan Smith Eliminated in 11th Place ($30,412)
With the chip lead firmly in his grasp, Vasile Buboi added more to his stack, and Dan Smith was his latest victim.
The action began when Buboi opened for 35,000 from the cutoff. Smith called out of the small blind, and Ryan D'Angelo went for the squeeze play, raising to 112,000 from the big blind.
Buboi flatted this bet as well, but Smith shoved all in for around 625,000, folding D'Angelo. Buboi moved a stack forward and called, turning over the , which was actually just a slim underdog to the tabled by Smith.
When the flop fell , Smith's sixes were still in the lead, but Buboi had found a flush draw, and with two overcards still in his bag Buboi had plenty of outs. The on the turn was a blank, but the on the river completed Buboi's flush, sending Smith home with an 11th place finish.
|Vasile Buboi||2,250,000||640,000 |
|Dan Smith||0||-630,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:56 PM Local Time
Craig Fishman Calls Allen Bari's Bluff
With the board reading by the turn, we saw Erick Lindgren check to Craig Fishman, who bet out for 15,000. Allen Bari called, as did Lindgren, and the completed the board on the river.
Lindgren checked once more, and Fishman continued with a bet of 20,000. Bari moved a stack of 120,000 forward for the raise, and Lindgren got out of the way. Fishman asked for a count, and then shrugged before calling with for two pair on the flop.
"Nice hand," offered Bari when he heard the call, and his cards were slid into the muck.
|Allen Bari||790,000||-190,000 |
|Craig Fishman||435,000||190,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:41 PM Local Time
Markholt Gives Some Back to D'Angelo
With the flop reading , Ryan D'Angelo tapped the table for a check, as did Jonathan Little. Lee Markholt decided to pounce on the pot, and he bet 34,000. D'Angelo made the call and Little mucked, bringing the on board on the turn.
D'Angelo led out for 84,000 on fourth street, and Markholt called, but when D'Angelo shoved all-in for 265,000 on the river his power play earned him the pot.
|Ryan D'Angelo||570,000||175,000 |
|Lee Markholt||455,000||-145,000 |