Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:30 PM Local Time
Jarred Graham Wins Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better ($255,942)
When Day 3 of Event #31: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better began, Jarred Graham was the short stack of the remaining 14 players. Seven levels and change later, Graham possessed all of the chips and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
Graham wasted little time getting his chips in, doing so within the first 20 minutes of the day. He doubled through Grzegorz Derkowski, and Derkowski busted shortly thereafter. He was followed to the payout desk by Andy Seth, Mel Randolph, David Brooker, and Stephen Johnson before the official final table was set.
Three-time bracelet winner Perry Green began the day as the chip leader, but was eliminated in ninth place by Barry Greenstein. By the time Joao Simao exited in eighth place, Greenstein had nearly half the chips in play.
Graham took a backseat as he watched Eric Rodawig fall in seventh place, Loni Harwood depart in sixth place, and Gabriel Blumenthal hit the rail in fifth place. Graham got in on the action again when he eliminated Noomis Jones in fourth place.
The chip stacks at three-handed play were almost even, though Graham was the shortest. He took the chip lead when he doubled through Marco Johnson when both players had a full house. Johnson climbed back from the short stack, resulting in Greenstein falling in third place to Graham.
Already with two runner-up finishes at the WSOP, Johnson would finish second once again as Graham's 4-to-1 chip lead was too much to overcome.
Congratulations to Jarred Graham for winning his first WSOP bracelet and earning $255,942. Thanks for following our updates and until next time, good night from Las Vegas!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:44 PM Local Time
Marco Johnson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($158,379)
Marco Johnson had worked his stack back up to over a million before the final hand of the tournament. Action started with Johnson raising it up to 160,000, and Jarred Graham reraised to 480,000. Johnson tanked for about 90 seconds before making the call, and the flop came down , and Graham instantly bet pot, enough to put Johnson all in. Johnson stood up out of his chair, and began mumbling some numbers to himself, trying to figure out if he had the odds to call off. The last thing he said was, "I have a pair I have to call."
Johnson was looking to pick up a second pair to take the lead, or catch running low cards for a low. However, the on the turn ended things, giving Graham an unbeatable set of kings. The meaningless river was the , and Johnson had to settle for his third career runner-up finish at a WSOP event.
|Jarred Graham||4,200,000||805,000 |
|Marco Johnson||0||-825,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:38 PM Local Time
Heads-Up Chip Counts
"I've taken second twice before, so this one wouldn't hurt as much," Johnson said to Graham before heads-up play began.
Johnson finished runner-up in a $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event in 2008 for $491,273 and in a $2,500 No-Limit Six-Max event last summer for $112,525.
|Jarred Graham||3,395,000||0 |
|Marco Johnson||825,000||0 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:32 PM Local Time
Barry Greenstein Eliminated in 3rd Place ($99,091)
Barry Greenstein raised to 125,000 on the button and Jarred Graham defended his big blind.
The flop came down and Graham checked to Greenstein who bet 100,000. Graham raised the pot, Greenstein reraised all in for about 700,000, and Graham called.
Graham was in the lead with two pair and maintained it through the turn. Greenstein picked up a low draw, but the river was no help, ending his run in third place.
|Jarred Graham||3,395,000||995,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||0||-920,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:19 PM Local Time
The play has continued to be tight three handed, but Jarred Graham has slowly been extending his lead one pot at a time. As for right now, both Marco Johnson and Barry Greenstein are under a million.
|Jarred Graham||2,400,000||250,000 |
|Marco Johnson||960,000||-140,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||920,000||60,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:04 PM Local Time
Graham Check-Raises Greenstein
Barry Greenstein raised to 125,000 on the button and Jarred Graham called from the big blind.
The flop fell and Graham checked to Greenstein who bet 160,000. Graham raised the pot to 760,000, Greenstein folded, and Graham won the pot.
|Jarred Graham||2,150,000||350,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||860,000||-340,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:51 PM Local Time
Johnson Back Over a Million
Marco Johnson has slowly worked his way back into this three way battle, as he just took down the first family pot of three handed play. Barry Greenstein made it 125,000 to go on the button, and both Johnson and Jarred Graham called. The flop came down , and everyone checked. The hit the turn, and Johnson bet out 150,000. Both players folded, and Johnson is suddenly back up to 1.1 million.
|Marco Johnson||1,100,000||430,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:41 PM Local Time
Johnson Hits Three Outer To Stay In
Jarred Graham made it 125,000 from the button, and Marco Johnson bet pot to 405,000 from the big blind. Graham set him all in, and Johnson made the call.
The flop came down , and Johnson was in trouble. The on the turn gave Graham a flush, meaning that the only way Johnson could survive is if he hit a four to make a low that would get him half the pot. Well ask and you shall receive as the hit the river, giving Johnson an unlikely chop.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:30 PM Local Time
Play Underway Again
The three players have returned to their chairs, and they are playing again.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:29 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:20 PM Local Time
The players are on a 15-minute break.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:19 PM Local Time
Johnson Quarters Graham
Marco Johnson raised to 150,000 in the small blind and Jarred Graham defended his big blind.
The flop came down and Johnson shoved for 285,000. Graham called.
The turn gave Graham a a set, but also made Johnson a straight. The gave both the same low, giving Johnson three quarters of the pot.
|Jarred Graham||1,940,000||-60,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||1,610,000||-190,000 |
|Marco Johnson||670,000||270,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:05 PM Local Time
Ever since Marco Johnson has gotten himself out of the danger zone, play has been relatively quiet, with very few pots getting to showdown, and most fo those getting chopped up.
|Jarred Graham||2,000,000||200,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||1,800,000||80,000 |
|Marco Johnson||400,000||-360,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:51 PM Local Time
Poker Playlist Vol. 1
We see so many sets of headphones around the fields of poker tournaments, so we set out to discover what is under those earbuds.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:40 PM Local Time
Greenstein Gets Three Quarters
Jarred Graham made it 100,000 on the button, and Barry Greenstein called from the small blind. The flop came down , and Greenstein check called a bet of 150,000. Both players checked the on the turn, and the river was the . Greenstein fired out 325,000, and Graham thought for only about 20 seconds before calling.
Graham showed for the second best low and a pair of eights. Greenstein showed for the same low and a pair of queens for high, giving him 75% of the pot.
|Jarred Graham||1,950,000||-350,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||1,720,000||220,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:32 PM Local Time
Marco Johnson Doubles Through Jarred Graham
Jarred Graham raised to 100,000 on the button and Marco Johnson called from the big blind.
The flop came down and Johnson shoved for 185,000. Graham called.
The turn brought the , giving Johnson the lead with trips. The river gave him the nut low, too, and he scooped the pot to double up.
|Jarred Graham||2,300,000||-200,000 |
|Marco Johnson||595,000||310,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:29 PM Local Time
All in and a Chop for Johnson
Marco Johnson bet pot from the small blind, and Jarred Graham moved all in. Johnson called.
The flop came down , which gave Johnson the nut straight, and Graham an ace-three low. From this point, the only thing that could change would be Graham getting counterfeited for the low, but that didn't happen, as the board completed and . Chop Chop.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:23 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast Episode #162: Rock’em Sock’em Robots feat. Jason Koon
The crew is back to discuss all of the recent bracelet winners at the 2013 World Series of Poker, including Tom Schneider, Jason Duval, and Isaac Hagerling. They also talk with Jason Koon, who reached the semi-finals of the Mixed Max event and made the final table of a $1,000 buy-in event.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:19 PM Local Time
Graham Doubles Through Johnson in Massive Cooler
After about 15 hands full of either walks, or simple raise and take the blinds, we just had a five minute hand that saw Jarred Graham score a huge double up. Here's ow it went down.
Jarred Graham raised to 80,000 from the button, and Marco Johnson called from the big blind. The flop came down , and Johnson check called a bet of 120,000 from Graham. The turn brought the , and both players checked. The fireworks were ready to go off when the hit the river.
Johnson thought for about 15 seconds before he announced pot, a bet of 420,000 total. It was on Graham, and he thought for about 30 seconds before he cut out the calling chips. Graham counted his chips out, grabbed them, then as it looked like he was going to just call, he announced "all in." Johnson immediately grimaced, and said "why didn't I just check?!" Johnson spent about three minutes in the tank, all the while speaking softly to himself, trying to figure out what Graham had. He said "it has to be the case something," meaning that he thought Graham had the last of the cards in the deck that could help him.
Eventually, he tossed in the call, and Graham showed: for aces full and a five-two low. Johnson let out a big sigh, then showed what many assumed he had: for the third nuts.
Johnson shipped all the chips over to Graham, who is now our chip leader with 2.5 million, while Johnson is crippled to just 400,000.
|Jarred Graham||2,500,000||1,300,000 |
|Marco Johnson||400,000||-1,100,000 |
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:12 PM Local Time
Level 26 started