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

Saturday, July 06, 2013 to Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $59,714,169
  • Entries: 6,352
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:09 PM Local Time
Almashal Staying Active

After James Biehl raised preflop from middle position to 1,550, Abdulaziz Almashal called out of the big blind. The flop came down    , and Almashal checked. Biehl bet 1,000, and Almashal called. On the turn, the   hit the board, and Almashal led for 3,000. Biehl made the call to see the   pair the board on the river. Almashal checked, Biehl bet 5,000, and Almashal folded.

On the next hand, Matthew Schreiber raised to 1,050 from middle position and action folded to Almashal in the small blind. He tried to just call, but put out too many chips and was forced to min-raise to 1,550. Schreiber fired back with a reraise to 5,500, and Almashal folded.

Abdulaziz Almashal185,5004,925
Matthew Schreiber50,00014,300
James Biehl37,0009,625
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:08 PM Local Time
Obrestad Over 100,000

We found Annette Obrestad and William Choi locking horns in a classic button versus big blind battle. Choi, who was acting first, bet 6,200 on the turn with the board reading     . Obrestad called quickly. The river was the  , and Choi came out with 12,200. Obrestad thought for about a minute before making the call. Choi shook his head, indicating he wasn't happy to be called.


Obrestad's top pair on the flop had held up for a sizable pot.

Annette Obrestad126,00017,250
William Choi32,500-21,750
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:08 PM Local Time
More Eliminations from Amazon Purple
Dan Healey0-13,050
Alvin Cheam00
Eric Froehlich0-39,925
Nicolas Alafogiannis00
Jonathan Campbell0-55,000
Steven Prater0-15,300
Josh Brikis0-22,350
Richard Barabino0-46,025
Gionni Demers00
Jason Lester0-14,375
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:06 PM Local Time
Wolansky Out (Really, This Time)

Just as we were about to envision an incredible back-from-the-brink comeback story for Steven Wolansky — the player who'd thought he'd been eliminated a short while ago, yet it turned out he had not — the dream of such was dashed, as he found it necessary again to commit his short stack of about six big blinds only this time to be eliminated.

Steven Wolansky0-3,200
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:05 PM Local Time
Recent Eliminations
Gionni Demers0-47,225
Alvin Cheam0-27,700
Nicolas Alafogiannis0-13,000
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:03 PM Local Time
Dunst Picks One Up

Action folded to Tony Dunst in the cutoff seat, and he opened with a raise to 1,025. Luke Graham called on the button, and the flop came down    . Dunst led with a bet of 1,500, and Graham folded.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:02 PM Local Time
Baker Binks Her Flush

We walked up to the table to see Amanda Baker and Nicholas Muraca in a heads up pot on the river, with the board reading      . There was about 12,000 in the pot, and Muraca checked to Baker, who fired out 6,500. Muraca spent quite some time in the tank, at least two minutes, before the clock was called. The table started complaining that this was the second or third time the clock had to be called on Muraca, who waited until the eight second mark of the countdown to toss in the call.

Baker showed    for a flush on the turn, and Muraca kicked it in, before getting in a low key argument with the player who called the clock on him. The floor came over to break it up, but it appeared that tensions were still high after he left, as the two continued to mumble at each other afterwards. Regardless, Baker took down the nice pot, and is now sitting on over 60,000.

Amanda Baker62,0006,150
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:01 PM Local Time
Rast Takes One from Wright

Larry Wright (from Day 1a)

From under the gun Larry Wright made it 1,250 with Brian Rast and the big blind calling.

The dealer dropped a     flop and Wright continued for 1,650 with only Rast calling as the   landed on the turn.

Wright checked and Rast pushed out a 4,600-chip bet to put Wright in the tank for close to three minutes before saying, "good hand, nice bluff" as he folded.

With Wright slipping to below 100,000, Rast climbs to roughly 37,000 in chips.

Larry Wright97,000-15,900
Brian Rast37,0006,075
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:59 PM Local Time
Second Tourney Life for Wolansky

A three-way preflop situation here during the first hour of Level 6 saw players betting back and forth until Steven Wolansky and another opponent had each committed around 17,000 with the third player stepping aside. Wolansky had    and his opponent   .

The     produced an audible reaction from the table thanks to the possibilities it afforded Wolansky, but after the   turn and   river he'd lost the hand and quickly got up and departed the Amazon Room.

However, the counting down of chips afterwards revealed that Wolansky actually had his opponent outchipped by 425. Someone was sent after Wolansky, and he returned to his seat saying he'd thought his opponent had him covered.

On the first hand back Wolansky open-raised all in from the cutoff and both blinds called. The other two checked down the       board, and when Wolansky tabled    it was the best hand and he'd triped his tiny stack.

Not long after that Wolansky doubled up, and is now back over 3,000.

Steven Wolansky3,200-13,800
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:58 PM Local Time
Rowdy Rowdy Pfeifer

After a series of preflop bets, Trinidad and Tobago's Ramlal Basdeo was all in with   . Unfortunately for the Trinidadian, he was at risk against Randy Pfeifer, who held   , but the flop fell    , giving him a set of eights.

Not to worry friends of Pfeifer, the turn was the  , giving him a set of aces, and the   bricked off on the river. Basdeo hit the rail, while Pfeifer now has 59,000 chips.

Randy Pfeifer59,00025,350
Ramlal Basdeo00
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:57 PM Local Time
Jaka Releases

Faraz Jaka entered the pot with a raise to 1,200 and was called by Vincent Tognaci from two seats over.

Jaka continued for 1,700 on the     flop with Tognaci calling as the   landed on the turn. Jaka tossed in 3,600 only to have Tognaci bump it up to 8,000.

Jaka eyed Tognaci's stack but then folded his hand while slipping to just under 22,000 in chips.

Faraz Jaka21,800-7,200
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:56 PM Local Time
Nitsche Couldn't Figure It Out

The     flop was just dealt and the player in the small blind checked to Dominik Nitsche who bet 1,000. The small blind raised to 2,500 and Nitsche called.

The player led for 3,000 on the   turn and Nitsche called. The   came on the river and again the small blind led for 3,000. Nitsche stared at his opponent trying to get that "soul read" but the player sat stoically and still for a solid 90 seconds. He then he broke his stance and he glanced over at Nitsche, who must have picked up on something because he folded shortly after.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:53 PM Local Time
Godinez Gone

Gerardo Godinez was all in and at risk holding    on a flop of    . He was up against the    of Adam Weinraub, and Weinraub's hand held up as the turn and river bricked  ,   respectively.

Weinraub chipped up to 82,000.

Adam Weinraub82,00022,075
Gerardo Godinez00
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:52 PM Local Time
Musu Triples

We found Roberto Musu, Hernan Crespin and Chris Hunichen in a three-way preflop all in.


The board ran out      , leaving Musu tripling up with top two and Hunichen busting Crespin in the side pot, as they both had Musu covered.

Roberto Musu26,0008,200
Hernan Crespin0-11,100
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:51 PM Local Time
Juanda Slipping

John Juanda

Stephane Blouin opened with a raise to 1,200 from under the gun +1. Action folded to John Juanda who was on the button and he popped it up with a reraise to 3,600. Action folded back around and after a few seconds Blouin just called.

The flop came down     and after a few seconds Blouin checked. Juanda continued firing with a bet of 4,200 and Blouin called after thinking for a bit. The turn was the   and on that card both players checked. On the river  , Blouin put in a bet of 5,200. Juanda took a second look at his cards, counted his chips, then eventually folded his hand. That hand dropped Juanda to under the Day 1 starting stack and left him looking for some much needed chips here on Day 2.

John Juanda19,500-1,750
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:48 PM Local Time
Put the Money in the Pot

When we arrived at Table 439, Heinz Kamutzki and Brendan Flaherty were heads up on a board of      . There was about 50,000 in the middle, and Flaherty had fired out a bet of 35,000.

"Will you show?" Kamutzki asked his opponent.

"Yeah, I'll show," the player responded. "If you put the money in the pot."

They went back and forth a bit more, and then Andreas Hoivold got involved.

"You have to show no matter what now," Hoivold told Flaherty. "We're all curious."

"If you all put in five grand," Flaherty shot back, laughing.

Finally, Kamutzki lifted his cards up off of the felt, and started shuffling them so that only Hoivold could see them. This seemed unintentional, but Nathan Goldstein objected, and the dealer ruled that everyone would get to see the hand after Kamutzki had acted.

Kamutzki folded, and the dealer exposed    for trip aces.

"Y'all wanna see it?" Flaherty asked, excitedly.

He then pushed the cards into the muck facedown.

Heinz Kamutzki98,000-15,100
Brendan Flaherty85,00010,125
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:46 PM Local Time
Some Eliminations from Amazon Purple
James Koley0-32,625
Gerardo Godinez0-34,550
Jordan Mcmurter0-9,275
Ralph Kotoski0-13,800
Kenneth Rawlinson0-7,825
Tony Tran0-37,950
Ramlal Basdeo0-20,675
Thomas Larsen0-21,875
Gabriele Lepore0-20,150
Michael Vela0-16,525
Gregory Robbins0-14,625
Jimmy Dowda0-8,650
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:44 PM Local Time
Quads for a Double Up

A short-stacked Aaron O'Rourke put the last of his chips in the middle preflop against Michael Stembera. O'Rourke showed   , but Stembera turned over   , and O'Rourke would need help. That's exactly what he got on the flop, as the dealer spread    , giving O'Rourke quads and leaving Stembera drawing dead. The meaningless turn and river were the   and the  , and O'Rourke doubled up.

He continued building on the next hand, taking down the pot with a preflop three-bet and building his stack up to 24,000.

Michael Stembera35,000-18,650
Aaron O'Rourke24,00024,000
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:42 PM Local Time
Another for Ronnie

From the button, Ronnie Bardah opened to 1,100 and the big blind John Coffman defended to see a     flop.

Both players checked as the   landed on the turn and Coffman tapped the table again.

Bardah fired out a delayed continuation-bet of 1,100 and Coffman immediately folded to see Bardah collect another pot.

Ronnie Bardah94,0004,000
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:42 PM Local Time
Weisner's Kings

Melanie Weisner (during Day 1b)

The action folded around to Kenneth Gregersen, who opened to 1,200 from the hijack. Melanie Weisner then raised it up to 3,500 from the button, and was called by Chane Kampanatsanyakorn on the small blind. Gregersen folded after tanking for a moment, before the flop came down    .

After a check, Weisner bet out 5,300 and was called. The   fell on the turn, and another bet of 8,100, was check called by Weisner's opponent. The   completed the board, and Kampanatsanyakorn instantly bet out 18,000. He was snap called, before turning over his   . Weisner then tabled her   , for the winning hand, as she scooped in the big pot.

Melanie Weisner115,00033,300
Chane Kampanatsanyakorn30,000-31,700
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