Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:52 PM Local Time
|Louis Bonnecaze||680,000||0 |
|Ben Volpe||520,000||-3,000 |
|Danny Johnson||410,000||410,000 |
|Paul Lieu||393,000||0 |
|Horacio Chaves||273,000||-41,000 |
|Adam Stone||254,000||40,000 |
|Chris Moorman||224,000||-55,000 |
|Blair Hinkle||194,000||12,000 |
|Samuel Panzica||103,000||-50,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:43 PM Local Time
The players started in the middle of a level today, and they had a scheduled break after it. They are taking a 10-minute break now.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:41 PM Local Time
Bonnecaze Takes Big One From Lieu
Danny Johnson, Horacio Chaves, and Chris Moorman all limped in, and Louis Bonnecaze raised it up 31,000. It folded back around to the limpers, and they all tossed their hands in.
Bonnecaze and Blair Hinkle limped in, and Paul Lieu made it 20,000 to go. It folded back to Hinkle, and he moved all in for 150,000. Lieu folded his hand, and Hinkle took down the pot.
Moorman made it 13,000 to go in early position, and Bonnecaze three bet it to 40,000. It folded back to Moorman, and he tanked for about 30 seconds before letting out a big sigh, and kicking his hand in.
Bonnecaze limped in, and Lieu raised it up to 20,000. Action folded back around to Bonnecaze, who also kicked his hand in, and Lieu took down the pot.
Hinkle limped in from under the gun, Lieu raised it up to 20,000, and Bonnecaze made the call from the button. Hinkle folded, and the flop came down . Lieu put out a c-bet of 28,000, and Bonnecaze tossed the call in. The turn was the , and Lieu tanked for quite some time before firing out 44,000. Bonnecaze shook his head but kept a hold of his cards, then he grabbed chips for the call, and dropped them in.
The river was the , and Lieu wanted to get a rough idea of Bonnecaze's stack. He fired out a bet of 44,000, and Bonnecaze raised it up to 105,000. Lieu was visibly upset about facing a raise, as he snatched his sunglasses off, and clapped chips together. He tanked for over two minutes, grimacing from time to time and moving back and forth in his chair. Eventually, he called, and Bonnecaze rolled over for the nut flush, and Lieu flung his cards away.
|Louis Bonnecaze||680,000||350,000 |
|Paul Lieu||393,000||-186,000 |
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:24 PM Local Time
First Lot of Hands
Ben Volpe raised to 21,000, after Paul Lieu and Sam Panzica limped into the pot. No one was interested, as Volpe took down the first pot.
Paul Lieu raised to 19,000, which is good enough to take down the pot.
Seven players limped into the pot, as the fell on the flop. Daniel Johnson bet out 7,000, as Blair Hinkle made the call. Sam Panzica also called, and the three saw the come on the turn. Action checked around to Hinkle, who bet out 18,000, and was only called by Johnson. The completed the board, as Johnson moved all in and was snap called by Hinkle. Both players had the straight on the flop, and chopped.
Sam Panzica limped into the pot, before Daniel Johnson raised it up to 12,000. Blair Hinkle then raised it up to 28,000. Adam Stone decided to move all in over the top, forcing a fold from everyone involved in the hand.
Daniel Johnson raised to 13,000, before Louis Bonnecaze re-raised to 40,000. Everyone folded around to Johnson who made the call as both players saw the flop come down . Johnson checked his option, before Bonnecaze threw out a continuation bet of 55,000, which was enough to take down the pot.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:13 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up And Deal!
The announcements have been made, and the cards are in the air.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:12 PM Local Time
Seat #1 Blair Hinkle 102,000
The player in seat one is arguably the most decorated player at the final table. Blair Hinkle has already won a WSOP bracelet in 2008 in a $2,000 No-Limit event, and has also won two WSOP Circuit Main Events as well. He also has won a FTOPS Main Event online, and has almost $1.7 Million in lifetime live career earnings. He comes into the day as the short stack, but is also one of the most experienced players at the table, despite being just 27 years old.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:10 PM Local Time
Seat #2 Adam Stone 214,000
Adam Stone is a 31-year old tennis coach from Houston, Texas. This is Stone's first cash at the WSOP, but he does have two cashes on the Circuit, including a 3rd place finish in 2011. Stone is hoping to claim his first bracelet, as well as lock up his biggest lifetime cash today.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:10 PM Local Time
Seat #3 Paul Lieu 579,000
Paul Lieu comes into today's final table as the chip leader. The 40 year old has had 15 career WSOP cashes, but this is his first final table. The local from Las Vegas will be looking to go all the way today, as he hopes to secure his biggest cash of this year's series, adding to the five he's already made.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:07 PM Local Time
Seat #4 Samuel Panzica 153,000
Samuel Panzica is the youngest player at this final table, at the ripe old age of 21. The Michigan native has already won over $100,000 on the WSOP Circuit, and is hoping to do the same today at the WSOP. Panzica learned poker from his roommate Jake Schwartz, who took 2nd in the Shootout a few days ago. He is hoping to capture his first WSOP bracelet today.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:06 PM Local Time
Seat #5 Benjamin Volpe 523,000
Chicago's Ben Volpe comes into this final table second in chips, and has already secured his third cash in this year's WSOP! The 26 year old's combined seven career cashes have already netted him $161,000 in earnings, and will be looking to surpass all that with a victory in today's event.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:03 PM Local Time
Seat #6 Danny Johnson 479,000
27-year old Danny Johnson has just locked up his eight career cash at the WSOP. He is from Hawaii, and got into poker after recovering from a nasty knee injury. He comes into the day as one of our big stacks with 479,000, and is hoping to win his first WSOP Gold Bracelet.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:01 PM Local Time
Seat #7 Horacio Chaves 314,000
Horacio Chaves Cortes is a 27 year old poker pro from Paraguay, who grew up playing soccer before pursuing a life on the felts. If he survives the first elimination, he will secure the biggest payday of his live career. He is hoping to become the first player from Paraguay to win a WSOP bracelet. He will come into today with 314,000, which is right in the middle.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:57 PM Local Time
Seat #8 Chris Moorman 279,000
Arguably the most notable player at the final table, Chris Moorman is one of the most feared and respected players in the world, both on the green felt and the virtual felt. He has amassed almost $3 million in live play earnings, including runner-up finishes in the 2011 WSOP-E Main Event, and the 2011 $10,000 Six-Max Championship. Moorman has also won millions online, and comes into today with 279,000 in chips, and is hoping to catch that elusive first WSOP bracelet.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:55 PM Local Time
Seat #9 Louis Bonnecaze Jr. 330,000
Louis Bonnecaze Jr. is a two time bracelet winner who's last WSOP title came in 1993 in a Pot-Limit Omaha event. The 70-year old is a retired CPA from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is hoping to secure his largest WSOP cash to date today. He will come into the day with 330,000 in chips which puts him right in the middle of the pack.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:46 AM Local Time
Paul Lieu Leads Final Nine!
Welcome to our Day 3 coverage of Event #45: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em. The starting field of 678 players is down to the final table and before night's end, another World Series of Poker gold bracelet will be awarded. Leading the way when play begins will be Paul Lieu with 579,000 in chips.
This will be Lieu's 15th World Series of Poker cash, and fifth for this series. Never making a final table before, Lieu will be hoping to make this deep run count, as he attempts to take home his first gold bracelet. Second in chips is Ben Volpe (523,000), with Chris Moorman (279,000) and Blair Hinkle (182,000) the other notable finalists.
Hinkle will come into the final table as one of the short stacks, but will looking to make some inroads, as he hones in on gold bracelet number two. His first came in the $ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em event, five years ago.
Play is set to begin at 12:45pm local time, so be sure to stay tuned here throughout the day to see who captures the gold! Until then, check out our nightly recap with Sarah Grant!