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

Sunday, June 23, 2013 to Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Event #42: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,890,000
  • Entries: 2,100
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 24, 2013 9:05 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts After Break
Dan Murariu310,000-29,000
Rory Mathews260,000132,000
Ariel Celestino180,000162,800
Robert Lipkin155,000118,300
Mike Ellis150,000-10,000
Daniel Neilson144,00057,700
Kai Dressler135,000104,300
Darren Judges115,00094,400
Benjamin Luhr85,000-26,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 8:53 PM Local Time
Dinner Break Over

The dinner break is over, and players have returned to their tables to begin Level 18.

Monday, June 24, 2013 8:52 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Level: 18
Blinds: 3000/6000
Ante: 500
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:52 PM Local Time
Dinner Time

The players are on their dinner break. Play will resume in 60 minutes.

Monday, June 24, 2013 7:28 PM Local Time
Nishijima Busts Friefeld

Brian Friefeld was all in from early position, and action folded to Thiago Nishijima in the small blind. Nishijima, who has been quiet since his huge double, moved all in. The big blind folded.


The flop was grim for Friefeld:    , cutting his outs in half. A   and   completed the board, and Nishijima added to his stack.

Thiago Nishijima314,000-36,000
Brian Friefeld0-48,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:24 PM Local Time
Murariu Busts Balsiger

Jake Balsiger

Jake Balsiger has been eliminated from the tournament. According to Dan Murariu, Balsiger open-shoved for rest of his chips with   , and Murariu called with   . The board came      , and Murariu took the chips, sending Balsiger to the rail.

Jake Balsiger0-145,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:24 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.

Monday, June 24, 2013 7:12 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
David Paredes0-44,200
Daniel Pickard0-29,300
Andre Boyer0-21,200
Victor Ramdin0-33,000
Mark Wahba0-32,100
Michael Nipper0-37,500
Larry James0-25,300
Nghia Tran0-36,100
Wang Tat Cheng0-93,500
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:07 PM Local Time
Graf Doubles

Noel Graf three-bet all in over a raise for 41,000. Rachel Kranz re-raised all in for 171,000. The initial raiser folded leaving Graf and Kranza in an all-in confrontation. Kranz showed   , and she was behind Graf's   . The board came      , improving neither player. Graf more than doubled up to 96,000, and Kranz fell to 130000.

Rachel Kranz130,00062,700
Noel Graf96,00073,200
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:06 PM Local Time
Badmayev Eliminates One

We found Oleg Badmayev in the aftermath of an all in. He'd gotten a shorter stack's chips in the middle preflop with    when Badmayev held   . An    on the flop provided a sweat, but the kings held up.

Oleg Badmayev224,000152,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 7:00 PM Local Time
Landier Scoops Three-Way All-In

Rory Mathews opened for a raise in early position, but he surely wasn't expecting what followed. The player to his immediate left three-bet, Bryce Landier moved all in immediately after that and the next player jammed as well. Mathews folded, and the first reraiser called.

Late Position:   
Middle Position:   

As the dealer turned over the flop, the door card was an important one:  . The board finished out with     , and Landier's set of queens eliminated the player with jacks and allowed Landier to double through the player with kings.

Bryce Landier320,000286,300
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:53 PM Local Time
Mathews Sends Dunst Out

Tony Dunst

Tony "Bond18" Dunst moved all in with his last 44,000 in early position. He found one caller, Rory Mathews in the cutoff.


The flop came    , and Dunst commented that it wasn't the best start to the board. A   came on the turn, and Dunst just needed to a fade a heart or a nine on the end. The   completed Mathews' flush though, and Dunst was sent to the rail.

Rory Mathews128,00019,500
Tony Dunst0-85,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:50 PM Local Time
Level 17 started
Level: 17
Blinds: 2000/4000
Ante: 500
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:48 PM Local Time
DeMaci Busts Another

Chris Demaci

We arrived at the table on the turn to see Chris DeMaci facing a bet of 20,000 with the board reading     . He raised to 43,500, and his opponent went all in. DeMaci called immediately and showed    for the nut flush. His opponent turned over    and needed another queen or nine on the river. The river turned out to be the  , and DeMaci took the chips as his opponent hit the rail. DeMaci is now near the top of the leader board with 335,000 in chips.

Chris DeMaci335,000150,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:34 PM Local Time
Tikhonov Falling

Sergey Tikhonov has taken a few hits since we last saw him. In a recent hand, after Chris DeMaci raised to 6,000, Tikhonov three-bet to 14,500. DeMaci thought for a minute and then moved all in, and Tikhonov quickly folded. After the hand, he was down to 62,000 in chips, while DeMaci was up to 185000.

Chris DeMaci185,00015,000
Sergey Tikhonov62,000-73,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
Matros Busto
Matt MatrosBusto in 51st. Good luck to my boys who are still in. #wsop42
Matt Matros0-150,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:24 PM Local Time
DeMaci Busts Bunal

Chris DeMaci raised to 6,000 from early position, and then Florencio Bunal three-bet all in. DeMaci called instantly and turned over   . Bunal held   , and he would need help. The board did not provide it, coming      , bustin Bunal from the tournament and bringing DeMaci up to to 170,000 in chips.

Chris DeMaci170,00067,000
Florencio Bunal0-28,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:22 PM Local Time
Pusztai Doubles With a Straight

Balint Pusztai shoved his last 29,500 from the button after action folded to him. Sergey Tikhonov called from the big blind.


A flop of     meant Pusztai would make a straight if Tikhonov found a third five. Sure enough, the turn was the  , and Pusztai just needed to fade the board pairing. A   was fine by him, and he doubled up with the rags.

Balint Pusztai66,00042,600
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:13 PM Local Time
Bennett Doubles Through Luhr

Jonathan Bennett and Benjamin Luhr got it all in preflop, and Luhr covered.


The flop brought    , giving Luhr top pair but Bennett a set. A   turn ended the suspense, and Bennett secured his double.

Jonathan Bennett120,0006,000
Benjamin Luhr111,00011,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 6:08 PM Local Time
Some Chip Counts After Break
Dan Murariu280,00030,000
David Chiu250,000-30,000
Norbert Szecsi210,0000
Mike Ellis180,0000
Benjamin Luhr160,00010,000
Jake Balsiger145,000-110,000
Damian Salas105,0008,000
Tony Dunst85,000-31,000
Brian Friefeld48,00019,000