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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 7:07 PM Local Time
Volpe Doubles Through Hinkle

Hand #104- Blair Hinkle made it 25,000, and Paul Lieu called.and Ben Volpe moved all in for 375,000. It folded back to HInkle, and he moved all in over the top. Lieu folded, and the cards were tabled.

Volpe:   
Hinkle:   

The rail was surprised to see that Hinkle was dominated, as Volpe had woken up with a real hand. The flop came down    , and Hinkle picked up some chop outs with a ten. The  , and Hinkle needed a queen to win, or for the board to bring two pair to chop it. The   hit the river, and Volpe scored the double up to 800,000, while Hinkle dropped to 450,000.

Ben Volpe800,000335,000
Blair Hinkle450,000-450,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:03 PM Local Time
Hinkle versus Bonnecaze

Hand #102
Louis Bonnecaze limped into the pot, before Blair Hinkle raised it up to 25,000, which was called. The flop came down    , as both players checked. The   came on the turn, and Bonnecaze led out for 40,000, as Hinkle came along for the ride. The   completed the board, as both platers checked.

Bonnecaze rolled over his   , but they would be no good against Hinkle, who tabled    for the winning hand.

Hand #103

All four players limped into the pot, as the flop came down    . Action checked around to Blair Hinkle on the button, who made it 25,000, as the option folded back to Louis Bonnecaze. He made the call, and both players saw the   complete the board. Bonnecaze checked again, before Hinkle placed out a 55,000 bet. Bonnecaze sat forward In his chair, and counted out the call, smiling back at Hinkle. He tanked for over a minute, before making the call.

It ended up being a good one, as Hinkle tabled his    for eight-high, as Bonnecaze rolled over his    for queen-high, and the pot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:56 PM Local Time
Hinkle Playing a Ton

Hand #97- Facing two limps, Blair Hinkle raised to 30,000, which was good enough to take down the pot.

Hand #98- Louis Bonnecaze made it 25,000 to go, and Hinkle three bet to 65,000. Bonnecaze called, and the flop came    . Bonnecaze checked to Hinkle, who fired 45,000, and that was good enough to win the hand.

Hand #99- Bonnecaze made it 30,000 to go, and this time, Hinkle just called. The flop came    , and Bonnecaze made it 65,000 to go, which forced Hinkle out.

Hand #100- The flop was     in a three way flop, and Blair bet out 20,000. Ben Volpe made it 55,000 to go, and Hinkle went into the tank, before eventually folding.

Hand #101- Paul Lieu and Ben Volpe limped before Hinkle made it 30,000 to go. Lieu folded, but Volpe tagged along to see a flop come    . Hinkle fired out 25,000, and that was good enough to report it.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:45 PM Local Time
Volpe Nearly Wins Them All

Hand #92

Blair Hinkle raised it up to 25,000, before Ben Volpe moved all in, resulting in a snap fold from his opponent.

Hand #93

Blair Hinkle raised it to 20,000 from the button, and was called by Ben Volpe, who had limped into the pot. The flop came down    , as Volpe checked over to Hinkle. He bet out 20,000 which was called, as the two saw the   fall on the turn. Both players checked to see the   complete the board. Volpe checked one last time, as Hinkle stared down the board, before putting in a bet of 60,000. Volpe snap called, as Hinkle turned over his    for queen-high. Volpe then tabled his   , which was good enough to take down the pot.

Hand #94

Blair Hinkle limped in, before Ben Volpe moved all in, and taking down the pot.

Hand #95

Blair Hinkle raised it up to 25,000, before Paul Lieu raised it to 100,000 in chips. The option was back on Hinkle, and he folded his hand, relinquishing the pot to Lieu.

Hand #96

Paul Lieu raised it up to 25,000, before Ben Volpe moved all in. The action folded back around to Lieu, who asked the dealer for a count. The total was given as 480,000, as Lieu sat back in his chair, taking a drink of water from the bottle placed beside him. He scratched his head, agonising over the decision, before deciding to fold, mucking his    face-up.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:38 PM Local Time
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:36 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 15000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:18 PM Local Time
Updated Chippies
Blair Hinkle1,050,000-450,000
Louis Bonnecaze855,000205,000
Paul Lieu845,000195,000
Ben Volpe305,00030,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:14 PM Local Time
Colour-Up Break

The players have been sent on a 20-minute break, as the tournament staff colour-up all the 1,000 chips.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:13 PM Local Time
Bonnecaze Wins Some More

Hand #88

Three players saw the flop come down    . Blair Hinkle bet of 14,000 and was called by Louis Bonnecaze, as the   came on the turn. Hinkle checked, as Bonnecaze threw out a bet, which was met with a snap fold, as he took down the pot.

Hand #89

All four players limped into the pot, as the     came on the flop. Action checked around to Louis Bonnecaze, who bet out 24,000, which was enough to take down another pot.

Hand #90

Blair Hinkle raised it up to 31,000, and took down the pot after a string of folds.

Hand #91

Three players saw the flop come down    , before Louis Bonnecaze bet out 22,000, and taking down the pot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:07 PM Local Time
Bonnecaze Wins a Few

Hand #84- All four players limped in to see the flop come down    . Blair Hinkle fired out 20,000, and Ben Volpe was the lone caller. The   came on the turn, and Hinkle fired out 47,000. Volpe called again, and the river brought the  . Hinkle bet a third time, this one for 75,000, and Volpe folded his hand, giving Hinkle a nice bounce bat pot.

Hand #85- It was another family pot on a flop of    , and Louis Bonnecaze fired out 22,000. Paul Lieu made the call, and the   hit the turn. Both players checked, and the   hit the river. Bonnecaze fired out 60,000 after Lieu checked it, and Lieu tank folded, giving the pot to Bonnecaze.

Hand #86- Volpe made it 20,000 to go, and Bonnecaze called. The flop came    , and Volpe fired out 26,000. Bonnecaze called, and the turn was the  . Volpe checked to Bonnecaze, who fired out 60,000. Volpe called, and the river was the  . Both players quickly checked, and Volpe showed    for top pair. Bonnecaze showed    for a better kicker, and he won the pot.

Hand #87- Hinkle made it 20,000 to go, and Bonnecaze called. The flop came    , and Hinkle fired out 14,000. Bonnecaze called, and the   came on the turn. Both players checked, and the   came on the river. Both knuckled again, and Bonnecaze's    took down the pot.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:56 PM Local Time
Lieu Wins Three Consecutive Hands; Volpe Doubles Through Hinkle

Ben Volpe doubles up through Blair Hinkle

Hand #80

Paul Lieu raised it up to 20,000 after Blair Hinkle limped, which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #81

Louis Bonnecaze raised it up to 22,000, and was called by Paul Lieu. The flop came down     as both players checked. The   fell on the turn, as Lieu threw out a bet of 66,000. Bonnecaze paused for a moment, before raising it up to 140,000. It didn't take Lieu too long to then move all in for his entire stack, as Bonnecaze was put to the test. He gave out a big sigh, before mucking his hand, relinquishing the pot to Lieu.

Hand #82

Blair Hinkle opened to 25,000, before Paul Lieu raised it up to 105,000 in chips. With the action back on Hinkle, he quickly tossed in his cards, giving Lieu his third pot in a row.

Hand #83

Ben Volpe moved all in for 266,000 and was snap called by Blair Hinkle, as both players tabled their cards.

Hinkle:   
Volpe:   

The board ran out       to see Volpe take the lead with trips on the flop, as he found a much needed double up through the chip leader.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:56 PM Local Time
VIDEO: Jon Little with Three Practical Tournament Tips

Jon Little, author of Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, shares his top three practical tournament tips from Volume II of his book.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:56 PM Local Time
VIDEO: Jon Little with Three Practical Tournament Tips

Jon Little, author of Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, shares his top three practical tournament tips from Volume II of his book.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:45 PM Local Time
Hinkle Dominating

We are four handed, and at the moment, Blair Hinkle has half the chips in play, with 1.5 million of the three million total.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:43 PM Local Time
Ben Volpe Getting it In

Hand #75- All four players saw a flop of    . It checked to Ben Volpe, who fired out 18,000. Louis Bonnecaze raised it up to 45,000, and when it got back to Volpe, he moved all in. Bonnecaze kicked his hand in, and Volpe took down the pot.

Hand #76- Blair Hinkle made it 26,000, and Ben Volpe moved all in, taking the pot down once again.

Hand #77- Two players limped, and Hinkle raised to 22,000. Volpe made the call, and the flop came down    , and it was checked through. The   hit the turn, and Hinkle fired out 17,000. Volpe called, and the river was the  . Hinkle assembled a bet of 48,000, and Volpe folded after a minute of tanking.

Hand #78- Hinkle raised it up to 22,000, and he took down the antes.

Hand #79- The flop came down    , and Bonnecaze won with a 20,000 bet.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:37 PM Local Time
Hinkle Wins the Main Hand

Hand #71

The flop came down    , before Blair Hinkle bet out 16,000, which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #72

Blair Hinkle limped into the pot, before a raise of 28,000 from Paul Lieu, saw him take down the pot.

Hand #73

Paul Lieu limped into the pot, before Louis Boonecaze raised it up to 26,000, enough to win the hand.

Hand #74

Both Blair Hinkle and Ben Volpe committed 18,000 pre-flop, as they both saw the flop come down    . Volpe threw out a bet of 20,000 which was called, as the   fell on the turn. Volpe slowed down, as he checked his option, before Hinkle bet out 30,000. He was called, as the   completed the board. Check-check followed, as Volpe tabled his    for king-high, which was no match against Hinkle's    for bottom pair.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:32 PM Local Time
Four Handed Counts
Blair Hinkle1,200,000230,000
Louis Bonnecaze750,00080,000
Paul Lieu750,00070,000
Ben Volpe300,000-55,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:29 PM Local Time
Chris Moorman Eliminated in 5th Place ($44,227)

Chris Moorman is eliminated in 5th Place

Hand #70- It was a family pot that saw the flop of    . It checked to Chris Moorman, who moved all in. Paul Lieu made the call.

Lieu:   
Moorman:   

Moorman was drawing to runner runner for a win or chop, and the   on the turn all but ended it. The   hit the river, and Moorman was sent to the rail in 5th place, while Lieu jumped back up to 550,000.

Paul Lieu680,0000
Chris Moorman0-122,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:25 PM Local Time
Lieu Takes Some Down, Then Loses a Big One

Hand #67

Paul Lieu raised it up to 20,000, which was enough to take down the pot, as he tabled his   .

Hand #68

Paul Lieu limped, before Ben Volpe raised it up to 28,000. The action folded back around to Lieu, who re-raised to 101,000, as Volpe then thought about his decision. Nearly a minute passed, before he opted to fold, relinquishing the pot to Lieu.

Hand #69 (Level Up)

Three players limped into the pot, before Blair Hinkle raised it up to 28,000. Paul Lieu made the call after deliberating over his decision, before both players saw the flop come    . Lieu quickly checked, before Hinkle threw in a continuation bet of 20,000, which was called. The   fell on the turn, as Lieu checked once again. Hinkle paused, before throwing out a bet of 90,000, which was again called. The   completed the board, as Lieu checked instantly for the last time. Hinkle saw motionless, looking at his opponent, before throwing betting out another 110,000 in chips. Lieu sat back in his chair, and counted out the call, whilest examining the remainder of his stack. He seemed about the aggression shown from Hinkle, as his arms started flying back in the air in disgust. He eventually made the call as Hinkle rolled over his    for trip fives, as Lieu tabled his    for the losing hand.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:19 PM Local Time
Chippies
Blair Hinkle970,000320,000
Paul Lieu680,000540,000
Louis Bonnecaze670,00086,000
Ben Volpe355,000-224,000
Chris Moorman122,000-418,000
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