Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:36 PM Local Time
Noah Bronstein Eliminated in 9th Place ($23,259)
Hand #48: Simeon Naydenov raised to 35,000 from the cutoff only to have Noah Bronstein move all in for his last 63,000. Naydenov instantly made the call and the cards were tabled.
The flop changed little apart from giving Bronstein outs to a backdoor straight. The furthered his disadvantage, and when the fell on the river, Bronstein was out in 9th place for a $23,259 payday.
|Simeon Naydenov||930,000||199,000 |
|Noah Bronstein||0||-190,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:31 PM Local Time
Two More Pots for Kropacek
Hand #43: Action folded to Jake Schwartz on the button. He raised to 32,000. The small blind folded while Jan Kropacek called. on the flop, Kropacek checked to Schwartz who bet 28,000. Kropacek called. The turn was the and both players checked. The hit the river and Kropacek led for 68,000 and that was enough to win him the pot.
Hand #44: Andrew Kloc opened for 36,000 and folded to a reraise of 81,000 from Tobais Wenker awarding Wenker the pot.
Hand #45: Tobais Wenker opened to 32,000 from the hijack. He met a reraise of 70,000 from Kropacek and folded his hand, awarding Kropacek the pot.
Hand #46: Action folded around to the blinds where Mike Watson raised to 40,000. That was enough to force Andrew Kloc out of the pot and Watson collected his winnings.
Hand #47: Behbehani opened to 36,000 from middle position. Nacho Barbero called from big blind. The flop came the and Barbero check called a bet of 25,000 from Behbehani. On the turn both players slowed down with a check. The river was the and Barbero led with a bet of 37,000. Behbehani tanked for a bit but eventually folded his hand awarding the pot to Barbero.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:21 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Kropacek
Hand #38: Salman Behbehani raised to 32,000 from the lo-jack and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #39: Jan Kropacek kicked it up to 32,000 and won the blinds and antes uncontested.
Hand #40: From under the gun Jake Schwartz opened to 32,000 and Jan Kropacek made the call to see a flop fall.
Both players checked as the fell on the turn and Schwartz checked before Kropacek bet out 40,000. Schwartz made the call as the landed on the river and both players checked.
Schwartz announced ace-king, but it would be Kropacek's for two pair that would see him win the pot.
Hand #41: Nacho Barbero opened the cutoff to 32,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #42: Simeon Naydenov opened to 35,000 and Salman Behbehani defended his big blind before check-folding to a 31,000-chip bet on the flop.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:13 PM Local Time
Schwartz Takes Two
Hand #34: In a raised pot Jake Schwartz and Jan Kropacek were heads up. On a flop of Kropacek checked to Schwartz who put out a bet that was called by Kropacek. On the turn, Kropacek checked to Schwartz again who fired 46,000. Kropacek called. The river was the and both players checked. Schwartz turned up his but it was no good against Kropacek's for three queens and Kropacek scooped the pot.
Hand #35: Behbehani opened to 32,000 from the button. From the small blind Kropacek reraised to 80,000. Behbehani called. On the flop Kropacek led for 75,000. Behbehani couldn't handle the pressure of the bet and he tossed his hand into the muck
Hand #36: Action folded to Schwartz and from the hijack he raised to 32,000. Mike Watson called from the big blind. On the flop, Watson checked called a bet of 27,000 from Schwartz. The turn was the and Watson checked for a second time. Schwartz put out a bet of 44,000 which Watson called. On the river Watson checked for third time. Schwartz fired 78,000 and it was too much for Watson who folded as Schwartz scooped the pot.
Hand #37: Schwartz opened the pot again for 32,000. Only Andrew Kloc called from the big blind. On the flop Kloc checked to Schwartz who bet 27,000. Kloc quickly folded and Schwartz collected the pot.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 5:01 PM Local Time
Wenker Four-Bets Schwartz
Hand #29: Salman Behbehani opened to 33,000 from the lo-jack before Jan Kropacek three-bet to 75,000 next to act.
Behbehani folded and Kropacek won the pot.
Hand #30: Salman Behbehani opened to 30,000 and the blinds and antes.
Hand #31: Jake Schwartz opened with a raise under the gun and collected the blinds and antes.
Hand #32: Nacho Barbero bumped it up to 32,000 from the cutoff and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #33: Tobias Wenker opened his button to 32,000 only to have Jake Schwartz three-bet to 86,000 from the small blind. Wenker responded by four-betting to a total of 133,000 and Schwartz mucked.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:58 PM Local Time
Sumanth Reddy Eliminated in 10th Place ($18,407)
Hand #28: Sumanth Reddy moved all in for 108,000 when action was folded to him. Action folded to Mike Watson who made the call. In the next seat over, Andrew Kloc reraised all in for 340,000. Action folded back around to Mike Watson who went into the tank for several minutes before folding his hand leaving Reddy and Kloc heads up going to a showdown
The flop came down giving Kloc the lead with two pair. The and on the river did not help Reddy catch back up and he was eliminated from the tournament in 10th place, giving the final nine players a pay jump.
|Andrew Kloc||594,000||278,000 |
|Sumanth Reddy||0||-156,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:50 PM Local Time
Level 4 started
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:50 PM Local Time
Round and Round We Go
Hand #21: Simeon Naydenov opened to 25,000 from the lo-jack and Nacho Barbero three-bet to 60,000.
With the action back on Naydenov, he responded by making it 104,000 to put the pressure back on the Argentine. After close to a minute, Barbero would call the additional 44,000 to see a flop fall.
Naydenov led out quickly for 82,000 and Barbero opted to release his hand.
Hand #22: Andrew Kloc bumped it up to 27,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #23: Jan Kropacek opened to 24,000 from under the gun and Tobias Wenker made it 57,000 from the button. Kropacek folded and Wenker collected the pot.
Hand #24: Andrew Klock made it 27,000 to go from middle position and he picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #25: The action folded round to Salman Behbehani on the button and his 25,000-chip raise won the blinds the antes uncontested.
Hand #26: Andrew Kloc raised it up to 27,000 from early position and he picked up the blinds and antes after showing .
Hand #27: Nacho Barbero kicked it up for 25,000 and collected the blinds and antes.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:43 PM Local Time
Barbero Doubles Through Behbehani
Hand #18: From under the gun Nacho Barbero opened to 24,000. Action folded to Salman Behbehani who reraised to 61,000. Everyone folded back to Barbero who went deep into the tank for several minutes before moving all in. Behbehani quickly called
The board rolled out which was safe for Barbero and he was able to double through Behbehani.
Hand #19: Jake Schwartz raised to 24,000 and was able to collect the blinds and antes when everyone folded.
Hand #20: Salman Behbehani opened the pot to 24,000 and took down the blinds and antes.
|Nacho Barbero||496,000||226,000 |
|Salman Behbehani||465,000||-329,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:30 PM Local Time
Watson Pushes Bronstein All In
Hand #14: The action folded to Tobias Wenker in the cutoff and he bumped it up to 24,000 to pick up the blinds and antes.
Hand #15: Mike Watson opened to 30,000 from early position and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #16: Jake Schwartz kicked it off with a 24,000-chip raise from the hi-jack and Simeon Naydenov made the call to see a flop spread by the dealer.
Following a Naydenov checked, Schwartz bet out 22,000 to force a quick fold from Naydenov.
Hand #17: Noah Bronstein opened the action to 26,000 from middle position and Mike Watson defended his big blind to see a flop fall.
Watson checked and Bronstein checked also as the landed on the turn and Watson took the lead with a 40,000-chip bet. Bronstein made the call as the completed the board on the river.
Watson pushed out a bet to effectively put Bronstein all in for his last 190,000, and after nearly a minute in the tank, Bronstein folded.
|Mike Watson||1,115,000||286,000 |
|Noah Bronstein||190,000||-113,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:29 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.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:21 PM Local Time
Raise and Take It
Hand #9: Action folded to Mike Watson on the button who raised to 30,000. Kloc and Barbero folded their blind and Watson picked up the pot.
Hand #10: Jan Kropacek opened the action by raising to 27,000. Everyone folded and Kropacek was pushed the pot.
Hand #11: From under the gun Jake Schwartz raised to 25,000 which was enough to scoop the blinds and antes.
Hand #12: Kropacek opened to 24,000 and took down the blinds and antes without a contest.
Hand #13: Simeon Naydenov opened the pot to 29,000 and was able to take down the blinds and antes when everyone folded.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:16 PM Local Time
Queens Up for Simeon, Watson With Some Pressure
Hand #5: Nacho Barbero opened the pot to 25,000 only to have Tobias Wenker three-bet to 65,000 from two seats over.
The blinds released and Barbero contemplated for a few moments while shuffling chips before folding.
Hand #6: The action folded round to Jake Schwartz who raised to 24,000 from the hi-jack with only Simeon Naydenov making the call as the flop was checked by Naydenov before Schwartz bet out 24,000.
Naydenov made the call as the dealer dropped the on the turn and both players checked as the completed the board on the river and both players checked again.
Schwartz would table , but it would be Naydenov's for two pair that would see him capture the pot.
Hand #7: From the cutoff Jan Kropacek raised to 24,000 only to have Sumanth Reddy move all in from the button to force folds from the blinds and Kropacek.
Hand #8: Jake Schwartz opened the pot to 24,000 with Salman Behbehani making the call next to act along with Jan Kropacek from the cutoff before Mike Watson three-bet to 104,000 from the small blind.
Schwartz and Behbehani folded but Kropacek made the call to see the dealer spread a flop. Watson contemplated for several moments before leading out for 77,000 to prompt a muck from Kropacek.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:12 PM Local Time
Hands #1-#4: Early Action
Hand #1: Action folded to Nacho Barbero on the button who raised to 26,000 and collected the blinds and antes when everyone folded.
Hand #2: With the action on Simeon Naydenov he folded, accidentally exposing his . Action folded to Tobias Wenker and from the small blind he raised to 29,000. Jake Schwartz called from the big blind. On the flop Wenker put out a bet of 26,000 and Schwartz folded.
Hand #3: Action folded to Noah Bronstein who raised to 26,000 from the cutoff and was able to collect the blinds and antes.
Hand #4: Action folded to Bronstein again who opened for a second time to 26,000. He was called by Jan Kropacek in the big blind. On the flop both players checked to turn. Kropacek put out a bet of 30,000 and Bronstein folded without much thought.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:57 PM Local Time
Final Table Line-Up
Although the payouts indicate a change in payouts at 9 instead of 10, this final table - due to the shootout format - will be a 10-handed final table with the livestream kicking off very soon.
The player introductions have been conducted, and here is how the final ten players line-up:
|Jake Schwartz||936,000||-49,000 |
|Mike Watson||829,000||64,000 |
|Salman Behbehani||794,000||-76,000 |
|Jan Kropacek||794,000||309,000 |
|Simeon Naydenov||731,000||-19,000 |
|Tobias Wenker||442,000||-15,000 |
|Andrew Kloc||316,000||21,000 |
|Noah Bronstein||303,000||-37,000 |
|Nacho Barbero||270,000||-10,000 |
|Sumanth Reddy||156,000||-34,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:39 PM Local Time
The players are taking a short break while they set up for the live stream.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:38 PM Local Time
Kevin Vandersmissen Eliminated in 11th Place ($18,407)
After an opening raise from Mike Watson, Kevin Vandersmissen moved all in over the top for the rest of his chips. Watson snap called and the two tabled their hands.
The flop came down giving Vandersmissen a slew of new outs. The turn was the , not affecting Vandersmissen's outs at all. The river was the giving Vandersmissen a pair, but Watson the winning set.
"That's what you call too many outs," Vandersmissen said before collecting his payout slip and leaving the room.
The last ten players are now moving over to the secondary feature table for the final table.
|Mike Watson||765,000||235,000 |
|Kevin Vandersmissen||0||-270,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:34 PM Local Time
Barbero Doubles Through Wenker
Tobais Wenker opened to 24,000. Action folded to Nacho Barbero in the big blind. He moved all in for his last 131,000. Wenker asked for a count then made the call.
The board ran out awarding Barbero a double without much sweat.
|Tobias Wenker||457,000||-108,000 |
|Nacho Barbero||280,000||160,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:21 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Jake Schwartz||985,000||195,000 |
|Salman Behbehani||870,000||175,000 |
|Simeon Naydenov||750,000||-5,000 |
|Tobias Wenker||565,000||-10,000 |
|Mike Watson||530,000||120,000 |
|Jan Kropacek||485,000||-105,000 |
|Noah Bronstein||340,000||-130,000 |
|Andrew Kloc||295,000||-145,000 |
|Kevin Vandersmissen||270,000||-140,000 |
|Sumanth Reddy||190,000||-30,000 |
|Nacho Barbero||120,000||-10,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2013 3:21 PM Local Time
Level 3 started