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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 6:19 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 5:53 PM Local Time
Giant Pot Ends In a Chop

Action started with Ashly Butler who raised to 38,000 from under the gun. He was called by Brian Hacker in the cutoff and John Cernuto in the big blind.

The flop came down     and Cernuto checked to Butler, who let with a bet of 68,000. Hacker called which led to a fold from Cernuto. The turn fell the   and quickly Butler announced "Pot," which ended up being a bet of 250,000, more than Hacker had left in his stack.

Hacker hit the tank and was in there for nearly five minutes before someone, it's not clear who, called the clock. Hacker toughed over his decision for another 30 seconds before announcing a call and the two men went to show down.


Hack had both flush and straight draws as well as a pair of deuces while Butler held the better hand at the moment with aces and a draw to an ace-seven low.

The river though was the   locking up the high for Hacker and the low for Butler. As the dealer chopped the pot, Butler shook his head disappointedly as half of pot was shipped over to Hacker.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:38 PM Local Time
Cai Ships the Turn

Ashly Butler raised to 28,000 and found callers in Zhen Cai on the button and Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind.

The flop came    , and Butler fired 42,000 after Zaichenko checked. Cai made the call, and Zaichenko folded. The turn paired the board with the  , and Butler kept the lead with 95,000. Cai said he was all in, and Butler folded immediately.

Ashly Butler665,000-15,000
Zhen Cai521,00041,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:25 PM Local Time
Four-bet Pot Goes to Butler

Action began with Ashly Butler opening the pot with a raise to 33,000. Zhen Cai called before action folded to Andrey Zaichenko who raised to 103,000. Action all the way back to Butler who took his time before attempting to raise to 433,000, but in the end it was too much and the bet stood as a pot to 360,000 instead.

Cai quickly folded and Zaichenko only thought briefly before folding his hand. After the hand Zaichenko and Makarov began speaking to each other in Russian. Butler staged a complaint with the floor and the two were warned that they would receive a penalty if they had to be asked to only speak English at the table again.

Ashly Butler680,00060,000
Andrey Zaichenko360,000-80,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:12 PM Local Time
Zaichenko Takes Multi-Way Pot

John Cernuto raised to 42,000 from middle position, and he got a slew of callers: Ashly Butler, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman and Andrey Zaichenko in the big blind to top it off.

After a flop of    , Zaichenko fired out 100,000. Everyone got out of his way.

Andrey Zaichenko440,000165,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:56 PM Local Time
Approximate Chip Counts And Seat Draw For The Unofficial Final Table

Here is the seat draw for the unofficial final table as well as the unofficial chip counts.

1Andrey Zaichenko
2Brian Hacker
3Vladimir Shchmelev
4Mel Judah
5Tyler Nelson
6John Cernuto
7Ashly Butler
8Allyn Jaffrey Shulman
9Zhen Cai
10Alexey Makarov
Vladimir Shchmelev775,000140,000
Ashly Butler620,00053,000
Zhen Cai480,00066,000
Brian Hacker410,000171,000
Mel Judah315,000-5,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman305,0005,000
Tyler Nelson275,00089,000
Andrey Zaichenko275,00056,000
John Cernuto202,000-69,000
Alexey Makarov165,000-2,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:46 PM Local Time
Robert Price Eliminated in 11th Place ($17,219)

Robert Price

Almost immediately after we lost John O'Shea, Robert Price fell quickly after. Preflop, Price and Alexey Makarov got all the money in the middle. Makarov was holding      against Price's     .

The board ran out       giving Makarov the best high with a pair of kings and putting no low on the board to eliminate price.

Players are now collapsing to an unofficial final table of ten.

Robert Price0-51,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:44 PM Local Time
John O'Shea Eliminated in 12th Place ($17,219)

John O'Shea

Mel Judah eliminated John O'Shea with      on a board of      . O'Shea had held     , so his jacks were no good against Judah's kings.

Mel Judah320,000128,000
John O'Shea0-234,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:37 PM Local Time
Joshua Weiland Eliminated in 13th Place ($13,573)

Joshua Weiland

Just as soon as we returned from break we found Joshua Weiland all in and at rick against Ashly Butler. Butler was holding      on a board of       and it must have been good as Weiland mucked his cards and headed to the payout desk.

Ashly Butler567,000111,000
Joshua Weiland0-172,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:30 PM Local Time
Break Finished

Play has resumed.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:18 PM Local Time
Break Time

Players are now on a twenty minute break and will be back shortly.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:16 PM Local Time
Judah Dodges Outs

Mel Judah and Alexey Makarov got all in before the flop.


Makarov had double-suited aces with an ace-deuce, a dream hand. The dream got a little scary when    , giving Judah two-pair. A   turn gave Makarov both nut flush draws, but Judah picked up the low with six-ace. The river was the  , and Makarov flicked his cards to the middle in disbelief.

Mel Judah192,00066,000
Alexey Makarov167,000-103,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:10 PM Local Time
O'Shea Dealing With the Russian Tag Team

Alexey Makarov, Andrey Zaichenko and Vladimir Shchemelev are three Russian poker giants, all seated at the same table here on Day 3 of Event #46. Sandwiched between the three of them is John O'Shea, who seems to be having a bit of trouble adapting to them.

In one hand, O'Shea opened to 25,000. In the next seat over Shchemelev potted it to 90,000. Action folded back around to O'Shea who let his hand go.

"Maybe that will teach you not to steal my big blind," Makarov said to O'Shea. "If you try to steal my big blind, my friend will raise you."

"I've to got deal with the Russian tag team here," O'Shea joked. "I look at him you punch me, I look at you and he punches me!"

O'Shea is down a bit from where he started, is still alive despite being the tasty meat inside a Russian sandwich.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:55 PM Local Time
Stephen Chidwick Eliminated in 14th Place ($13,573)

Stephen Chidwick

Stephen Chidwick was eliminated from the tournament in the last ten minutes. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties here at the Rio and are working to get the issue resolved ASAP. Stay with us here at and we'll be back on track shortly.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:47 PM Local Time
O'Shea Doubles Through Judah

John O'Shea and Mel Judah got it all in preflop with a couple of strong hands.


O'Shea's double-suited aces were ahead, and he pulled farther ahead on the     flop. The   turn sealed things, and O'Shea doubled up.

John O'Shea234,000112,000
Mel Judah126,000-39,000
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:27 PM Local Time
Matthew Lansdon Eliminated in 15th Place ($13,573)

Matthew Lansdon

Matthew Lansdon opened the pot to 35,000 before the flop. Next to act, Alexey Makarov moved all in over the top for less than the pot. Action folded back around to Lansdon who called quickly.


The board ran out       giving no player any pair or any low, but since Makarov was holding a pair of deuces in his hand he was able to score the elimination.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:17 PM Local Time
Chidwick Doubles Through Price

Stephen Chidwick got his last 50,000 or so in the pot preflop, and Robert Price made the call.


Chidwick's rags looked a lot brighter after the flop came    , giving him a freeroll for the whole pot and a lock for the low. An   turn ended the sweat early, giving Chidwick a wheel.

Stephen Chidwick106,0000
Robert Price51,0000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:17 PM Local Time
Shchmelev Quaters O'Shea in a Monster Pot

We didn't catch the action of the hand but we do know that Vladimir Shchmelev just quartered John O'Shea in a huge pot. O'Shea was holding aces, but they didn't hold up against Shchmelev's hand and he raked in the huge pot.

He's now the overwhelming tournament chip leader with everyone nipping on his heals.

Vladimir Shchmelev635,000296,000
John O'Shea122,000-130,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:14 PM Local Time
Chidwick Doubles Through Price

Stephen Chidwick got his last 50,000 or so in the pot preflop, and Robert Price made the call.


Chidwick's rags looked a lot brighter after the flop came    , giving him a freeroll for the whole pot and a lock for the low. An   turn ended the sweat early, giving Chidwick a wheel.

Stephen Chidwick106,00046,000
Robert Price51,000-64,000
Thursday, June 27, 2013 3:08 PM Local Time
O'Shea Gets A Quarter From Makarov

On a flop of    , Alexey Makarov put out a bet of what looked like 40,000. From there John O'Shea potted from the button, and him and Makarov ended up getting all the money in the middle.


Makarov had a wrap straight draw with a huge low draw, while O'Shae had flopped three deuces with a higher low draw.

The turn was the   giving O'Shea a boat, but Makarov a low and it looked like it would be a chop from there, but the   came on the river giving the two players the same wheel for the low. With that, Makarov fell from his position atop the chip counts while O'Shea gained some ground as the players approached the final table.

Alexey Makarov270,000-201,000
John O'Shea252,000-112,000