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

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 to Thursday, June 27, 2013

Event #45: $1,500 Ante Only No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $915,300
  • Entries: 678
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:31 PM Local Time
More Small Ball

Hand #159- Ben Volpe made it 30,000 to go, and Paul Lieu folded.

Hand #160- Volpe got a walk.

Hand #161- Both players limped, and the flop came down    . They both checked, and the   hit the turn. Both checked again, and the  . Lieu made it 35,000 to go, and Volpe folded.

Hand #162- Volpe raised it up to 35,000, and Lieu called to see a flop of     come down. Both players checked, and the   hit the turn. Lieu started to bet, and Volpe folded before he could put any chips out.

Hand #163- Volpe limped, then raised when Lieu raised it up.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:29 PM Local Time
Volpe Wins All Five

Hand #154

Lieu limped in, as did Volpe, as both saw the flop come    . Lieu checked, before Volpe threw out a bet of 30,000, which was called. The   came on the turn, as both players checked. The   completed the board, as Lieu checked again, before Volpe bet out 85,000. Lieu thought for a minute, before releasing his hand into the muck.

Hand #155

Volpe opened to 30,000, and was called, before the flop came down    . Volpe threw out a continuation bet of 30,000, before Lieu bumped it up to 70,000. Volpe quickly called, before the   fell on the turn. Both players checked, as the   completed the board. A quick check again from each player saw Volpe table his   , which was good enough to take it down.

Hand #156

Both players limped into the pot, as the flop came down    . The action checked to Volpe, who bet out 20,000, which took down the pot.

Hand #157

Volpe limped in, before Lieu raised to 45,000 in chips. Volpe made the call, as both saw the flop come    . Volpe checked to Lieu, who bet out 80,000, which was called. The   fell on the turn, as both players checked to see the   come on the river. Volpe then tabled his    for a full house, as Lieu's cards flew into the muck.

"Only a full house?" asked a surprised Lieu, shortly after the hand.

Hand #158

Lieu opened for 30,000 and was called, as the flop came down    . Lieu made a continuation bet of 35,000 and was called as the   fell on the turn. Lieu checked over to Volpe, who bet out 45,000, which was called, before the   completed the board. Both players checked as Volpe then tabled his    for a pair of nines, which gave him the pot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:16 PM Local Time
Lieu Takes First Big Pot

Hand #149- Ben Volpe limped in, as did Paul Lieu. The flop came down    , and a 25,0000 bet from Lieu got it done.

Hand #150- Lieu limped in, and Volpe raised it to 30,000. Lieu folded, and Volpe took down the pot.

Hand #151- Volpe limped in, and quickly folded when Lieu made it 35,000.

Hand #152- Lieu limped in, as did Volpe, and the flop came down    . A 25,000 bet from Volpe got the job done.

Hand #153- Volpe raised to 30,000, and Lieu made the call. The flop came    , and Volpe fired out 35,000. Lieu called, and the   came on the turn. Volpe checked this time, and Lieu bet out 60,000. Volpe called, and the river brought the  . Volpe checked again, and Lieu fired out 185,000. Volpe beat him into the pot, and Lieu showed    for a rivered flush. Volpe flashed    for two pair before mucking, and Lieu took a big step towards starting a comeback.

Ben Volpe1,815,000-300,000
Paul Lieu1,240,000300,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:10 PM Local Time
Louis Bonnecaze Eliminated in 3rd Place ($80,839)

Louis Bonnecaze

Hand #144

Paul Lieu raised to 35,000, before Ben Volpe raised it up to 105,000. Lieu thought for a minute, before releasing his hand.

Hand #145

Paul Lieu opened for 35,000, and was called by Ben Volpe, as both saw the flop come down    . Both players checked, as the   fell on the turn. Lieu checked over to Volpe, who threw out a bet of 40,000, which brought a fold from Lieu a minute later.

Hand #146

Ben Volpe opened to 35,000, as both his opponents made the call. The flop came down    , as Volpe threw out a continuation bet of 55,000, which was only called by Lieu. The   fell on the turn, as Volpe checked his option, before facing a bet of 120,000 from Lieu almost instantly after his check. He made the call, as the   completed the board.

Volpe checked once more, as Lieu thought about his decision, before checking also. Volpe tabled his   , for top two-pair, which saw Lieu's hand go into the muck.

Hand #147

Ben Volpe raised from the button, as the two other players got out of the way.

Hand #148

All three players limped into the pot, as the flop came down    . The action checked around to Louis Bonnecaze, who bet out 55,000, before Ben Volpe announced all in over the top. A quick call from Bonnecaze, saw both players table their cards

Volpe:   
Bonnecaze:   

Volpe had flopped top pair, and was in great shape to take out Bonnecaze. Needing a three or six to stay alive, Bonnecaze would miss out, as the board ran out the   and   to see him finish in third place.

Ben Volpe2,115,0001,000,000
Paul Lieu940,000-445,000
Louis Bonnecaze0-560,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:51 PM Local Time
Bonnecaze Staying Active

Hand #139- Paul Lieu made it 35,000 to go, and Ben Volpe called. Louis Bonnecaze also called, and the three saw a flop of    . Volpe fired out 55,000, Bonnecaze was the only caller, and the turn was the  . Volpe then fired out 115,000, and Bonnecaze kicked his hand in, giving the pot to Volpe.

Hand #140- Volpe made it 35,000 to go, and Bonnecaze reraised to 125,000. It folded back to Volpe, and he tanked for about 45 seconds before folding.

Hand #141- Bonnecaze raised to 35,000, Lieu made the call, and Volpe did the same. The flop came down    , and Bonnecaze kept the pressure on with a bet of 75,000. Lieu folded, and Volpe responded by moving all in. Bonnecaze folded, and Volpe took down the pot.

Hand #142- Lieu made it 35,000 to go, and Volpe and Bonnecaze made it a family pot. The flop ran down    , and Lieu c-bet it to 55,000. Volpe folded his hand, but Bonnecaze tagged along to see the   come on the turn. Lieu checked this time, and Bonnecaze fired out 85,000. Lieu went deep into the tank, thinking it over for a couple of minutes before folding, and Bonnecaze took down another.

Hand #143- Bonnecaze limped in, and Lieu made it 35,000 to go. Bonnecaze tossed in the call, the dealer fanned out a    , and Bonnecaze check folded to a bet of 75,000.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:36 PM Local Time
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 30000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:28 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Paul Lieu1,565,000-35,000
Ben Volpe990,000170,000
Louis Bonnecaze500,000300,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:35 PM Local Time
Dinner Time

The three remaining players are now taking a one hour dinner break. We will get updated counts up shortly before we restart, but at the moment Paul Lieu has a commanding lead.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:34 PM Local Time
The Last Two Before the Break

Hand #137

Ben Volpe raised it to 25,000, and was called by Louis Bonnecaze as the flop came down    . Volpe made a continuation bet out 30,000 and was called, as the   came on the turn. Volpe checked, before Bonnecaze bet out 60,000, which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #138

In the last hand before the break, Paul Lieu bet out and found no callers, as he prowdly showed his   , taking down the pot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:33 PM Local Time
Blair Hinkle Eliminated in 4th Place ($59,375)

Blair Hinkle

Hand #136- Blair Hinkle limped in, and Paul Lieu made it 40,000 to go. It folded back to Hinkle, and he moved all in. Lieu snap called.

Hinkle:   
Lieu:   

Hinkle's rail started screaming for an ace, but the flop was a disaster, coming down    . Hinkle would need runner runenr now, but the   on the turn ended things. The meaningless river was the  , and a disappointed Hinkle headed towards the payout desk with his 4th place ticket.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:29 PM Local Time
Bonnecaze Wins a Few

Hand #133

Paul Lieu limped in, Louis Bonnecaze moved all in, which was good enough to take down the pot, as he tabled his   

Hand #134

Three players limped into the pot, as the flop came down    . Louis Bonnecaze bet out 40,000, which resulted in him winning his third hand in a row.

Hand #135

Blair Hinkle raised it up to 35,000, and was called by Louis Bonnecaze, as the flop came down    . Both players checked to see the   come on the turn. Bonnecaze bet out 55,000 and was called as the   completed the board. Two quick checks followed, before Bonnecaze showed his    which was good for a chop against Hinkle, who had   .

Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:24 PM Local Time
Bonnecaze Survives, Then Doubles

Hand #129- Blair Hinkle raised to 45,000, and Paul Lieu moved all in over the top. It got back around to Hinkle, and he smiled before open folding   , giving the pot to Lieu.

Hand #130- Ben Volpe made it 30,000 to go, and Hinkle reraised to 80,000. Volpe thought for about 30 seconds before firing out a four bet to 205,000, and Hinkle folded after just a few moments of thought.

Hand #131- Louis Bonnecaze moved all in for 55,000, saying "now or never". Lieu made the call, and Volpe also called. The two of them checked down a board of       , and Volpe showed    for a pair of threes. Bonnecaze had yet to look at his hand, and he revealed it one cards at a time:  .....then the  , making for a split pot.

Hand #132- Hinkle made it 35,000 to go, and Bonnecaze moved all in. Hinkle snap called.

Bonnecaze:   
Hinkle:   

The flop came down    , giving Hinkle two pair, and Bonnecaze middle pair. He was looking for another queen to win the hand, and he managed to get just that, as the turn brought the  . Hinkle would now need an ace to retake the hand, but the   hit the river, giving Bonnecaze the double.

Blair Hinkle700,000-150,000
Louis Bonnecaze200,000100,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:14 PM Local Time
Hinkle Doubles Through Bonnecaze

Hand #128- Blair Hinkle moved all in, and Louis Bonnecaze called.

Hinkle:   
Bonnecaze:   

The two players were virtually identical in chips, and the board ran down      , giving Hinkle the double up. Bonnecaze is down to under 100,000, while Hinkle is up to 850,000.

Blair Hinkle850,000500,000
Louis Bonnecaze100,000-160,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:11 PM Local Time
Bonnecaze Creating all the Action!

Hand #123

Louis Bonnecaze raised it up to 30,000, which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #124

Blair Hinkle limped into the pot, before Paul Lieu bumped it up to 30,000. Louis Bonnecaze made the call, as Hinkle got out of the way. The flop came down    , and both players checked. The   fell on the turn, and Lieu quickly bet out 55,000, before Bonnecaze moved all in, resulting in a snap fold from his opponent.

Hand #125

Paul Lieu raised it up to 30,000 and was called by Ben Volpe and Louis Bonnecaze, as the three saw the flop come    . Lieu made a continuation bet of 75,000, before Volpe raised it up to 230,000 in chips. Bonnecaze quickly folded his hand, as the action was back on Lieu. He thought about his decision for almost a minute, before deciding to fold his hand.

Hand #126

Ben Volpe limped into the pot, before Paul Lieu raised it up to 30,000. Volpe called, and both players saw the flop come down    . Volpe checked, as Lieu threw in a continuation bet of 45,000, which was met with a raise to 130,000, which was called. The   fell on the turn, and Volpe thought about his decision, before betting out 155,000 in chips. Lieu stared down the pot and board, before looking down at his stack, and then opting to fold.

Hand #127

Louis Bonnecaze bet out 35,000, as the action folded back around to Ben Volpe, who made the call. The flop came down    , as Bonnecaze threw in a continuation bet of 45,000 in chips, which was enough to take down the pot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:57 PM Local Time
Lieu Takes Two From Hinkle

Hand #118- Blair Hinkle raised to 35,000, and Paul Lieu called for a heads up flop of    . Hinkle fired out 45,000, and Lieu tagged along to see the   hit the turn. This time, Hinkle's bet was 75,000, and Lieu called again. The river brought the  . Hinkle fired a third bullet of 135,000, and Lieu called. Hinkle could only show    for king high, while Lieu rolled over    for top pair, and a winning hand.

Hand #119- Hinkle made it 35,000, and Lieu called. The flop came    , and both players checked. The turn was the  , and Hinkle fired out 50,000. Lieu called, and the river brought the  . Hinkle checked, and Lieu bet out 80,000. Hinkle folded, and Lieu took down another pot.

Hand #120- Hinkle limped in, and Lieu made it 30,0000 to go. Ben Volpe then reraised to 80,000, and it folded back to Lieu, who kicked his hand in.

Hand #121- Lieu limped in, and Louis Bonnecaze moved all in for around 200,000. Everyone folded, and Bennecaze took down the pot.

Hand #122- Hinkle moved all in, and he took down the antes.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:47 PM Local Time
Chippies
Paul Lieu1,200,000355,000
Ben Volpe820,00020,000
Blair Hinkle750,00045,000
Louis Bonnecaze260,000-340,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:46 PM Local Time
Hinkle's Stack Growing!

Hand #114

Three players limped into the pot, as the flop came down    . Louis Bonnecaze bet out 35,000, and was called by Blair Hinkle, as Paul Lieu got out of the way. The   fell on the turn, and Bonnecaze reached for his chips, and threw in a bet of 60,000. Hinkle thought about his decision for a moment, before mucking his hand.

Hand #115

Blair Hinkle raised it up to 30,000, before Paul Lieu re-raised to 110,000 in chips. The action folded back around to Hinkle, who tanked over his decision for a minute, before announcing all in. The count was 610,000, which sent Lieu into the tank for several minutes. The tournament clock clicked over to the new level, and Lieu eventually mucked his hand, relinquishing the pot to Hinkle.

The crowd erupted after the hand, as Hinkle moves back up to 800,000 in chips

Hand #116 (Level Up)

Paul Lieu raised it up to 30,000, and Louis Bonnecaze made the call, as the flop came down    . Lieu bet out another 35,000 and was called, as the   fell on the turn. Lieu bet 45,000, before he was met with a re-raise to 90,000. The raise was called, as the   completed the board.

Lieu checked his option, before Bonnecaze confidently pushed out 150,000 in chips, which was snap called. Bonnecaze turned over his    for a pair, before Lieu turned over his    for a flush, which was good enough to take down the pot.

Hand #117

Blair Hinkle raised it up to 40,000, and Ben Volpe made the call, as both saw the flop come down    . Hinkle threw out a continuation bet of 35,000 which was called, as the   fell on the turn. Both players opted to check, as the river came the  . Hinkle reached for chips, before committing 120,000. Volpe folded his hand, as Hinkle added to his already growing stack.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:35 PM Local Time
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Level: 24
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 20000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:25 PM Local Time
Lieu Makes a Boat

Hand #110- All four players limped again to see a flop of    . Hinkle fired out 20,000, and Paul Lieu was the lone caller. The turn was the  , and Hinkle checked to Lieu, who bet out 30,000. Hinkle called, and the river was the  . Hinkle checked again, and Lieu tanked for quite some time before checking as well. Lieu showed    for bottom full house, and Hinkle kicked his hand in.

Hand #111- Ben Volpe made it 30,000 to go, and he took down the antes.

Hand #112- Hinkle made it 30,000, and Louis Bonnecaze called. The flop came    , and Hinkle fired out 40,000. Bonnecaze called, and the turn was the  . Hinkle knuckled this time, and Bonnecaze fired out 60,000. Hinkle gave up on the pot, sending the chips the other way.

Hand #113- There was a three way flop of    , and Bonnecaze bet out, which was good enough to take down the pot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:16 PM Local Time
Lieu and Hinkle Get Aggressive

Hand #105

Ben Volpe raised it up to 30,000, which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #106

Louis Bonnecaze raised it up to 35,000 and was called by Blair Hinkle, before both saw the flop come    . Bonnecaze bet out 45,000 and was called, as the   fell on the turn. Another bet of 80,000 was called by Hinkle, as the   completed the board. The action didn't slow down, as Bonnecaze bet out 105,000 on the river, as Hinkle went into the tank.

A minute passed, before Hinkle moved all in, resulting in a fold from Bonnecaze.

Hand #107

Blair Hinkle raised it up to 30,000, as all his opponents mucked their hands.

Hand #108

Ben Volpe raised it up to 35,000, and took down another small pot.

Hand #109

All four players limped into the pot, as the flop came down    . Ben Volpe then bet out 30,000, which was called by Blair Hinkle, before Paul Lieu raised it up to 150,000, resulting in two quick folds from his opponents.

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