Friday, June 21, 2013 1:00 AM Local Time
Congratulations to Bryan Campanello, Winner of Event #33: $2,500 Seven-Card Razz ($178,052)
At the beginning of day three, there were 14 players left all vying for the first place prize and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. David Bach pulled off an impressive feat by finishing both Day 1 and Day 2 as the chip leader and he almost pulled off an incredible wire-to-wire act, but unfortunately Bryan Campanello went on an amazing run here on Day 3 and was able to put a stop to Bach.
Action started today with Tommy Chen hitting the rail, not long after, Sergey Altbregin, Joel Alpert, and Adam Szalay all dropped as well. Just after the first break of the day,both Randy Ohel and Frankie O'Dell were eliminated in the same hand by Sebastian Pauli. There was no sweat to see who would make the final table, as those two eliminations brought the field down to eight.
First to drop at the final table was Ismael Bojang, who was eliminated by Brent Keller, who drew an eight-six low. Next to fall was Rick Fuller, who was never able to get anything going at the final table and was also eliminated by Keller. Falling in sixth place was Keller himself, who got into a confrontation with Campanello and ended up on the losing end. Eventually, a short-stacked Keller found himself all in against Ivan Schertzer and he couldn't catch up after catching three paints in a row to be eliminated.
It was a wild ride to find out who would bust in fifth place, as several players traded the lowest chip spot several times. Eventually, it was Schertzer who fell to Campanello when Campanello drew a nine-seven low and he couldn't improve. Falling in fourth was Sebastian Pauli, who held the chip lead momentarily before losing it to Bach and Campanello. Eventually, Pauli fell to Jim Wheatley when Wheatley drew a seven-six low to send Pauli home. Wheatley was the next to fall in three handed play, when Campanello sent him packing with a nine-low.
Campanello came into heads-up play as a massive chip leader and he never took his foot off the gas pedal. Bach was able to gain some ground here and there, but when all was said it done, Campanello couldn't be stopped. On the final hand of heads-up play Campanello drew an eight-six low and that left Bach drawing dead. He was eliminated in second place, unable to complete his wire-to-wire act.
Campanello took home $178,052 for his victory along with a WSOP gold bracelet to add to his WSOP circuit ring.
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Friday, June 21, 2013 12:45 AM Local Time
David Bach Eliminated in 2nd Place ($110,098)
David Bach completed with a , and Bryan Campanello made it three bets with . Bach called. Both caught fours on fourth, though only Bach was happy to see one, and Campanello called his bet. Bach thought for a bit before betting a on fifth, and Campanello raised to put him all in with a . Bach called.
Bach paired a three, meaning he was still only drawing to a nine, while Campanello got a . His rail gave a cautious cheer, unsure how happy they should be with that card. Campanello looked first on seventh, and he got an , giving him an eight-six low and leaving "Gunslinger," who turned over a , in second place.
|David Bach||0||-440,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:24 AM Local Time
Heads-Up Action Continues
Cards are back in the air for our final two players.
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:23 AM Local Time
Level 27 started
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:13 AM Local Time
The players are taking a break, though it will be shorter than the normal 20-minute break.
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:12 AM Local Time
Bach Clinging On
Bach brought in with the jack while Campanello completed with the six. Bach called.
On fourth Campanello continued and Bach called. The action was the same on fifth street. On sixth street both players checked and they checked again on face down seventh street.
Bach showed for a ten-nine perfect and it was good enough to take down the pot.
|Bryan Campanello||1,840,000||-10,000 |
|David Bach||440,000||10,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2013 12:02 AM Local Time
Campanello Takes One
David Bach called down against Bryan Campanello in a recent pot.
Campanello announced a seven-six smooth, and Bach couldn't beat it.
"I think I had you before the river," he said. Campanello shook his head.
|Bryan Campanello||1,850,000||230,000 |
|David Bach||430,000||-230,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:53 PM Local Time
Bach Fighting Back
With a up, Bach brought in. Campanello completed with his and Bach called.
On fourth street Bach bet and Campanello called. Fifth street came and Bach checked his option to Campanello who bet. Bach called. On sixth street Bach bet and Campanello called. Action repeated itself on face down seventh street.
Bach showed his down for a seven-six low and it was good to scoop the pot.
"Did you get there?" Campanello asked?
Bach just nodded his head.
|Bryan Campanello||1,620,000||40,000 |
|David Bach||660,000||-40,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:39 PM Local Time
Big Hands Collide
David Bach completed the bring-in with a , and Bryan Campanello called with . Bach bet every street, and Campanello called down until seventh.
Campanello raised on the end, and Bach called.
"Seven-five," Campanello said. Bach, however, had a perfect seven, revealing a in his down cards. He took the first big heads-up pot.
|Bryan Campanello||1,580,000||-220,000 |
|David Bach||700,000||220,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:32 PM Local Time
Campanello Takes The First Stab Heads Up
With a up, Bryan Campanello brought in. David Bach completed with a and Campanello called.
On fourth Bach received and and bet. Campanello called receiving a . Fifth street came a for Campanello and a for Bach, giving Campanello the lead. He bet and Bach called.
On sixth street Campanello picked up another but Bach pulled an giving him two pair on the board. Once again Campanello bet and Bach called.
On face down seventh street Campanello bet and Bach thought about it for a bit, then folded.
Campanello had a commanding chip lead early here in this heads-up match.
|Bryan Campanello||1,800,000||350,000 |
|David Bach||480,000||-55,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:27 PM Local Time
Jim Wheatley Eliminated in 3rd Place ($72,346)
Bryan Campanello completed with a , and Jim Wheatley raised with . Campanello reraised, and Wheatley put it all in with a five-bet.
A for Wheatley and a for Campanello put Campanello in the lead. Campenello's next card was a , meaning he could finish no worse than ten-low. Wheatley picked up two deuces, and Campanello a , improving him to a nine-low. Wheatley needed improvement or his tournament was over, but he was dealt a , and he hit the rail.
|Jim Wheatley||0||-160,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:11 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:02 PM Local Time
Players have agreed on an unscheduled 10-minute break.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:02 PM Local Time
Sebastian Pauli Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,844)
With a showing Sebastian Pauli completed. Jim Wheatley made it two bets in the next seat over and with action back on Pauli he called all in for less.
Pauli picked up a in that order and frustratedly tossed his cards down without looking at his last , making him a king-jack low. Wheatley on the other side had drawn a making him a seven-six low and eliminating Pauli from the tournament.
|Sebastian Pauli||0||-210,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:47 PM Local Time
|Bryan Campanello||1,450,000||410,000 |
|David Bach||535,000||-15,000 |
|Sebastian Pauli||210,000||-205,000 |
|Jim Wheatley||160,000||-170,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:37 PM Local Time
Sebastian Pauli completed with a , and Jim Wheatley defended his bring-in with . Pauli continued betting until he paired on sixth.
At that point, Wheatley took the lead with a bet. Pauli tanked for a couple of minutes before folding.
|Sebastian Pauli||415,000||-245,000 |
|Jim Wheatley||330,000||210,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:16 PM Local Time
Bach Still Grinding
With his up David Bach completed the bet. Bryan Campanello called with his . Sebastian Pauli made it two bets with his up. Both other players called.
On fourth street Pauli and Bach were dealt s while Campanello received a . Pauli bet, Bach made it two bets, Campanello folded, then Pauli called.
Fifth street came and Pauli paired up with another while Bach drew an . Bach bet and Pauli called.
On sixth street Bach bet his and Pauli called after receiving a .
Seventh was dealt face down and Bach bet. Pauli eventually called.
"Eight-five," Bach said showing his under.
"It's good," Pauli said. He mucked without showing his hand. Bach has found a bit more life after that hand.
|Sebastian Pauli||660,000||0 |
|David Bach||550,000||0 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:01 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:01 PM Local Time
Bach Folds the End
Sebastian Pauli bet every street through sixth in a heads-up pot with David Bach.
Pauli's board was now far superior to Bach's, so he went into the tank on sixth street. After about two minutes, he finally decided to call. Pauli bet the end, and Bach again began thinking.
"I'm not thrilled that you bet the river," Bach said.
"But you'll call me anyways," Pauli responded.
"Eh you got it," Bach said after another tank session. "That 40 might pay off later."
|David Bach||100,000||-410,000 |
Thursday, June 20, 2013 9:49 PM Local Time
Wheatley Doubles Back
With a up Sebastian Pauli completed the bet. Next to act Jim Wheatley moved all in with a up. Pauli called.
Wheatley picked up while Pauli drew for a king-eight low, while Wheatley was holding a jack-seven low and he earned a doubled up.
|Jim Wheatley||120,000||45,000 |