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2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013

Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em 4-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $1,287,650
  • Entries: 566
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:56 PM Local Time
Oliver Doubles Through Pham

Justin Oliver

David Pham raised to 30,000 from the cutoff and Justin Oliver reraised to 60,000. Pham 3-bet to 150,000 and Oliver called.

Pham continued for 150,000 on the     flop and Oliver called. Both players checked the   turn.

Pham led for 140,000 on the   river and Oliver moved all in for 360,000. After some serious thought, Pham eventually called Oliver's all in.

Oliver showed    and Pham tried to muck his cards. He was instructed he had to show his hand because it was an all in with a call but he still wouldn't turn over his hand. Finally, the tournament director turned it over to reveal   .

Justin Oliver1,200,000595,000
David Pham430,000-670,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:33 PM Local Time
Unoffical Final Table Chip Counts
Nick Schwarmann1,450,00050,000
David Pham1,100,0000
Justin Oliver605,0005,000
Jared Jaffee595,00020,000
John Juanda375,00085,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:31 PM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Seat Assignments
1Justin Oliver
2John Juanda
3Jared Jaffee
4Nick Schwarmann
5David Pham
Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:27 PM Local Time
Daniel Park Eliminated in 6th Place ($54,770)

Daniel Park

Daniel Park has busted in sixth place at the hands of Jared Jaffee.

John Juanda made it 25,000 to play from the button, Park three-bet all in for 122,000 in the small blind and Jaffee called in the big blind. Juanda folded.


"Dominated!" said Park when he saw Jaffee's hand.

Flop:     - The flop gave Park some outs to a straight, but kept Jaffee ahead.

Turn:   - The turn failed to change the course of the hand.

River:   - Park missed his out and is now watching from the sidelines.

Daniel Park0-190,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:21 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 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 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.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:16 PM Local Time
Pham Counterfeited

Nick Schwarmann set the price to play at 25,000 from the small blind and Pham tossed in some orange 5,000 chips to make the call. The     flop saw Schwarmann check-call a 37,000 bet from "The Dragon," and Schwarmann then check-called a 44,000 bet on the   turn. Both players checked the   river.

Schwarmann flipped over    and Pham mucked.

"The river counterfeited me," claimed Pham.

"You always have a pair!" joked Schwarmann.

"I know why they call you 'The Dragon,'" said Justin Oliver, "It's because you breathe all this bulls**t out all the time!"

Pham took that last comment in the spirit it was intended and all three players burst out laughing.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:12 PM Local Time
Pham and Schwarmann Continue to Butt Heads

David Pham and Nick Schwarmann are the tournament's chip leaders and they are continuing to butt heads. Surely it is only a matter of time before another huge hand develops.

Pham opened on the button and Schwarmann defended his big blind with a call. Schwarmann then check-called a 28,000 bet on the     flop, before both players checked the   turn. Schwarmann then checked the   river, only to see Pham bet 67,000.

Schwarmann's face spoke a thousands words; he did not believe Pham's story. One minute passed before Schwarmann picked up his card, and threw them into the muck.

"Nice hand, sir. I had a nice pair," said Schwarmann.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:05 PM Local Time
Level 22 started
Level: 22
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 2000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:05 PM Local Time
New Chip Leader

Nick Schwarmann

After a preflop raising war between the big stacks, the chip lead has changed. The action went like this:

Nick Schwarmann raised from the button to 20,000 and David Pham answered with a reraise to 50,000. Schwarmann 3-bet to 143,000 and Pham 4-bet to 310,000. It didn't stop there as Schwarmann 5-bet 467,000. Pham mentioned it was an all in or fold; he opted to fold. And with that, Schwarmann claimed the chip lead.

Nick Schwarmann1,400,000350,000
David Pham1,100,000-100,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 2:05 PM Local Time
Updated 2013 WSOP POY Leader Board (6-23-13)

Current 2013 WSOP Player of the Year Standings

1Daniel Negreanu459.28
2Tom Schneider438.51
3Daniel Kelly344.70
4Jason Duval328.85
5Erick Lindgren323.51
6Scott Clements303.50
7Matt Waxman300.00
8Benny Chen300.00
9Mark Radoja292.50
10Matthew Ashton289.75
Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:56 PM Local Time
Jafee Doubles Through Juanda

"All-in and a call," was the cry from the dealer, alerting us to the Table #447.

We turned around to discover Jared Jaffee all in with    against the    of John Juanda on a flop that read    . The   turn almost hit Juanda. but you get nothing for nearly hitting in this game. The   completed the board and Jaffee's double up.

Jared Jaffee575,000247,000
John Juanda290,000-380,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:52 PM Local Time
Mike DeGilio Eliminated in 7th Place ($29,770)

Michael DeGilio

Mike DeGilio has been eliminated and we are down to six players in Event #38.

Justin Oliver opened on the button and in a flurry of activity DeGilio was all in and Oliver had called.


DeGilio would need some help from the board, but it failed to materialize as the five community cards fell      . DeGilio had to endure more pain as the floor staff had to double check the chip stacks of both all-in players. Oliver did have DeGilio covered and he was officially busted from the tournament.

Justin Oliver600,000300,000
Mike DeGilio0-253,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:44 PM Local Time
Chips Are Starting To Move

Play started a little quiet on table #447 with a preflop raise taking it down. The players have begun to seen a few flops and are using position to their advantage.

An example:

Nick Schwarmann raised to 20,000 from the button and Daniel Park reraised to 50,000 from the big blind. Schwarmann called and then check called Park's 40,000 bet on the     flop. Park checked the   turn and Schwarmann bet 84,000. Park raised to 200,000 and after some thought Schwarmann 3-bet all in for more. Park mucked and Schwarmann showed   .

Here are the chip counts from the rest of the table:

Nick Schwarmann1,050,000261,000
John Juanda670,000204,000
Jared Jaffee328,000-289,000
Daniel Park190,000-290,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:28 PM Local Time
Jonathan D'Souza Eliminated in 8th Place ($29,770)

Jonathan D'Souza

The tournament has lost its first player of the day, that dubious honor going to Jonathan D'Souza.

A 20,000 raise from David Pham from under the gun was called by D'Souza, who was next to act. The dealer spread the     flop. Pham checked, D'Souza quikcly moved all in and Pham beat him into the pot with a call.


"Oh! Really?" said D'Souza when he saw he was essentially drawing dead.

The   turn gave D'Souza some outs to a chop, but the   river was not one of them and sent D'Soua to the cahsier's desk to claim eighth place money.

David Pham1,200,000289,000
Jonathan D'Souza0-446,000
Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:25 PM Local Time
DiGilio Check-Raises D'Souza

Jonathan D'Souza opened the betting with a raise to 23,000 on the button and met some resistance from Mike DiGilio who three-bet to 50,000 from the big blind. D'Souza called and the     flop came into view.

DiGilio checked, D'Souza bet 50,000 and DiGilio stared him down. Thirty second later, DiGilio check-raised to an unknown amount, unknown because no sooner had DiGilio pushed his chips forward, D'Souza's cards hit the muck.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:22 PM Local Time
A More Serious Atmosphere

Towards the end of Day 2 the players were happy, joking and in a jovial mood, but that has changed. It is as if they have realized they are only seven players away from winning a WSOp bracelet.

So far play has been cagey with most pots settled preflop. Stay tuned, though. We have a feeling this is the calm before the storm.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:03 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal!

The cards are in the air here in Event #38. By the time the day is completed, one of these eight players will be a World Series of Poker champion. Who is your money on?

Sunday, June 23, 2013 12:10 PM Local Time
Welcome to Day 3 of Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)!

Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)

Just two days ago, the tournament started with 566 players and not long from now the final eight players will take to the felt in hopes of claiming victory. The remaining field is headlined by the current chipleader, David Pham (911,000) and John Juanda (466,000). Joining Pham and Juanda today are Nick Schwarmann(789,000), Jared Jaffee (617,000), Daniel Park (480,000), Jonathan D'Souza (446,000), Justin Oliver (300,000) and Mike DeGilio (253,000).

The nature of four-handed play will guarantee an exciting day of poker with plenty of action. All eight players will be positioning themselves to make it to the final table of four but only one will be able to claim the first-place prize of $309,071 and take home a golden souvenir.

Action begins at 1:00 p.m. local time in the Amazon Room. Follow live updates and hand-for-hand coverage from the final table right here at PokerNews.

Here is the seat draw for the final two tables:

Table 447

1Jared Jaffee617,000
2Nick Schwarmann789,000
3John Juanda466,000
4Daniel Park480,000

Table 452

1David Pham911,000
2Jonathan D'Souza446,000
3Justin Oliver300,000
4Michael DeGilio253,000

While you are waiting for the cards to get in the air, take some time to get caught up on yesterday's happenings from The World Series of Poker with Lynn Gilmartin and your June 23rd Update.