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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 #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,187,550
  • Entries: 435
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:55 PM Local Time
Brian Hacker Eliminated in 4th Place ($91,085)

Brian Hacker - 4th Place

Brian Hacker opened for a raise on the button, and Vladimir Shchmelev repotted from the small blind. Mel Judah folded the big blind, and Hacker called off.


A flop of     gave Hacker a set and Shchmelev a low draw. The turn was a  , and Shchmelev added a jack to the list of cards he was seeking. The dealer burned and turned over a   as the river card, sending Hacker to the rail.

Vladimir Shchmelev875,000335,000
Brian Hacker0-270,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:35 PM Local Time
All In, Call, and Chop

Action began on Brian Hacker who potted before the flop to 84,000. In the next seat over Vladimir Shchmelev repotted to 252,000. Action folded back around to Hacker who moved all in and he was quickly called by Shchmelev.


The board rolled out       giving Shchmelev a flush for high and Hacker an ace-six for low. That was good enough for a chop pot for the two men.

Vladimir Shchmelev540,000-30,000
Brian Hacker270,000-85,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:20 PM Local Time
Quads for Shchmelev

Ashly Butler raised to 50,000 on the button, and Brian Hacker and Vladimir Shchmelev called from the blinds.

Everyone checked the     flop, and the   arrived on the turn. Again, everyone checked. The river was a third queen, the  . Hacker checked, Shchmelev bet 50,000, and Butler called. Shchmelev tossed the   into the middle. Butler mucked his hand, saying he had pocket kings.

Vladimir Shchmelev570,000160,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:53 PM Local Time
Judah Takes From Shchmelev

Action folded to Vladimir Shchmelev in the small blind who raised to 45,000. Mel Judah called from the big.

The flop came down     and Shchmelev fired off 50,000. Mel Judah took a second look at his cards, grabbed a stack of T25,000 green chips and raised it to 200,000.

Shchmelev shot up in his chair, looked at his cards, then threw them into the muck rather quickly. Judah raked in the pot and pushed himself closer to that 1 million chip mark.

Mel Judah940,00020,000
Vladimir Shchmelev410,000-135,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:50 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 12000/24000
Ante: 0
Velo 690x150
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:46 PM Local Time
John Cernuto Eliminated in 5th Place ($67,262)

John Cernuto - 5th Place

Action folded to "Miami" John Cernuto in the small blind. He raised the pot, and Ashly Butler immediately slid out a stack of green chips to indicate he was putting Cernuto all in. Cernuto called.


The flop was    , keeping Cernuto in the lead with two pair, but giving Butler a low draw and a wheel draw. A   on the turn changed nothing.

"Just pair the board," Cernuto growled.

Instead, the dealer placed the   down, which gave Butler a straight and the nut low, eliminating Cernuto in fifth.

Ashly Butler2,180,000320,000
John Cernuto0-145,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:30 PM Local Time
Tyler Nelson Eliminated in 6th Place ($50,197)

Tyler Nelson

Ashly Butler is on a complete tear here in Event #46 and he has continued his rampage by eliminating Tyler Nelson in fifth place.

Butler opened to 50,000 and action folded around to Nelson in the small blind. Nelson potted it, moving all in. Butler quickly called.


The flop came down     destroying Nelson's low draw, as Butler had flopped a better one. The turn was the  , only improving Butler's high hand to a set. The river was the   and that was it for Tyler Nelson who couldn't catch up. Nelson was still able to pick up $50,197 dollars for his sixth place finish.

Ashly Butler1,860,000350,000
Tyler Nelson0-301,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:24 PM Local Time
Andrey Zaichenko Eliminated in 7th Place ($37,847)

Andrey Zaichenko - 7th Place

Ashly Butler has claimed another victim at this final table.

Butler raised to 60,000 after action folded to his small blind, and Andrey Zaichenko made the call.

Butler then checked the     flop, and Zaichenko moved all in. Butler nearly beat him into the pot.


Zaichenko had flopped a wrap straight draw, while Butler had top pair with top kicker. The turn was a  , a beautiful card for Butler since he now closed out many of Zaichenko's outs with his flush and low draw. The   river sealed Zaichenko's fate.

Ashly Butler1,510,00045,000
Andrey Zaichenko0-215,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:15 PM Local Time
Butler Takes a Big One From Zaichenko

We missed the action of the hand, but a fellow tournament reporter relayed to us that Andrey Zaichenko opened the pot and was called by Ashly Butler. On the flop both players checked. On the turn, Zaichenko bet and Butler called. On the river Zaichenko just check called.

When we got to the table Butler had      tabled on a board of      . Zaichenko showed    but it was no good and Butler scooped the pot worth over 300,000.

Ashly Butler1,465,000205,000
Andrey Zaichenko215,000-223,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:10 PM Local Time
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman Eliminated in 8th Place ($28,821)

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman - 8th Place

Allyn Jaffrey Shulman got all her chips in preflop against Ashly Butler.


Butler took a commanding lead when the flop came    , giving him top set. A   turn opened up a few outs for Shulman, as she now had two gutshot straight draws as well as a low draw that would at least keep her alive with a quarter of the pot. The river was a   though, and Butler's set had held up.

Ashly Butler1,260,000335,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman0-270,000
Velo 690x150
Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:04 PM Local Time
Judah Approaching 1 Million

Action began with Allyn Jaffrey Shulman who raised to 45,000. Action folded around to Mel Judah who made the call from the small blind.

The flop came out     and both players checked to see the   on the turn. Judah checked to Shulman who fired off 50,000. Judah called.

The river came down the   and Judah led out for 125,000. Shulman quickly tossed her hand into the muck without giving it too much thought.

With that, judah looks as if he is close to the chip lead and is approaching the 1,000,000 chip mark.

Mel Judah920,000140,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman270,000-140,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:56 PM Local Time
Cards Back in the Air

Players have returned from break, and two more levels will be played before the dinner break.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:55 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break
Ashly Butler925,000-115,000
Mel Judah780,000465,000
Vladimir Shchmelev545,000-85,000
Andrey Zaichenko438,000-132,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman410,000105,000
Brian Hacker355,000-55,000
Tyler Nelson301,00026,000
John Cernuto145,000-57,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:53 PM Local Time
Judah Hits a Gin Card

Mel Judah raised to 40,000 under the gun, and Ashly Butler called from the button, as did Brian Hacker in the big blind. The flop came    , and Hacker checked. Judah bet 100,000, and both opponents called. The turn was the  , and Judah bet it all when checked to. Butler folded immediately, but Hacker called.


Hacker had turned two pair to go with his open-ended straight draw and a flush draw. Judah had flopped top pair, and he now had the nut flush draw to go with his nut low draw. The dealer dropped a   on the river, giving Judah both the nut flush and the nut low. He pumped his fist as the dealer pushed him the large pot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:49 PM Local Time

The players are on their second 20-minute break of the day.

Velo 690x150
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
Alexey Makarov Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,171)

Alexey Makarov

Action began with Brian Hacker who opened to 37,000. Mel Judah called before Alexey Makarov squeezed to 144,000 from the small blind. Hacker called but Judah folded, and the two went off to the flop.

The flop came down     and after thinking about it for a bit, Makarov moved all in. Hacker looked at his hand to check his cards and announced a call after that.


Hacker had flopped a set and it left Makarov drawing extremely thin. The turn was the   ending all matters instantly and that was it for Makarov. The dealer put out the meaningless   on the river anyways. With that, the man who began the day as the chip leader was sent to the rail in ninth place.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:33 PM Local Time
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:26 PM Local Time
Zaichenko Takes One From Shchmelev

Action began with a raise from under the gun to 36,000 from Andrey Zaichenko. He was only called by Vladimir Shchmelev.

The flop came down     and Zaichenko led for 40,000. Shchmelev called and the two headed to a turn card.

The dealer dropped the   and Zaichenko slowed down with a check. That check prompted Shchmelev to fire out 60,000. Zaichenko quickly called.

The river dropped the   and both players checked. "Aces," Zaichenko said. Shchmelev nodded his head and mucked his cards as Zaichenko turned up      to collect the pot.

Vladimir Shchmelev630,000-145,000
Andrey Zaichenko570,000210,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:23 PM Local Time
Level 23 started
Level: 23
Blinds: 10000/20000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:19 PM Local Time
Zhen Cai Eliminated in 10th Place ($17,219)

Zhen Cai - 10th Place

Ashly Butler raised to 32,000 on the button, and Zhen Cai came along from the big blind.

Cai check-raised Butler's continuation-bet on the     flop to 153,000. Butler made the call. The turn was a  , and Cai moved all in. Butler snap-called, showing      for a wrap draw that turned into the nut straight.

"We've got outs," Cai said, showing      for a set and a flush draw. The river was a  , missing Cai's hand and ending his tournament.

Ashly Butler1,040,000375,000
Zhen Cai0-521,000
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