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

Sunday, June 23, 2013 to Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Event #42: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,890,000
  • Entries: 2,100
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:04 AM Local Time
Rory Mathews Leads Final 11

Rory Mathews has pole position for Day 3.

After ten levels, we've whittled our starting field of 2,100 down to just 11. A total of 168 runners entered Day 2, and Scotland's Rory Mathews bagged up 898,000 to take a small chip lead at the end. Hot on Mathews' heels are fellow top-three stacks Denis Gnidash (815,000) and Norbert Szecsi (738,000).

Mathews held a solid stack for most of the day, and his biggest pot came late, when he eliminated Sergey Tikhonov in a four-bet pot with jacks. Mathews nearly doubled his stack in that hand, and he continued chipping up in small and medium pots until the end of the day.

Action started fast and furious today, as roughly half of the starting field was eliminated by the first break. We lost notables Isaac Baron and Tony Dunst early on, and Matt Matros, who entered the day as chipleader, wasn't far behind when he busted 51st. The last big name to fall was David Chiu, who bowed out in 30th.

Action resumes tomorrow at 1 p.m. right back here in the Amazon Room, so don't forget to tune in for the conclusion of this tournament and the crowning of a bracelet winner.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:44 AM Local Time
Official End-of-Day Chip Counts
Rory Mathews898,000198,000
Denis Gnidash815,000-60,000
Norbert Szecsi738,000-102,000
Dana Buck663,0000
Chris DeMaci591,00091,000
Kirby Martin560,000325,000
Bryce Landier480,00050,000
Jonathan Bennett453,000-255,000
Ariel Celestino450,000-85,000
Dan Murariu404,00024,000
Daniel Neilson243,000-212,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:34 AM Local Time
No More Hands

Play has ended for the night, and we'll bring you the chip counts and daily recap shortly.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:21 AM Local Time
Yuri Dzivielevski Eliminated in 12th Place ($19,939)

Yuri Dzivielevski

Chris DeMaci opened for a raise from the cutoff, and action folded to Yuri Dzivielevski in the big blind. He leaned back in his seat, hands in his hoody pocket.

"All in," he said. DeMaci called.


The flop came    , giving Dzivielevski little besides backdoor possibilities. A   eliminated those, and the river was the  .

Chris DeMaci500,0005,000
Yuri Dzivielevski0-400,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:10 AM Local Time
Jeffrey Forrest Eliminated in 13th Place ($15,762)

Jeffrey Forrest was crippled in a hand against Denis Gnidash. Forrest opened the preflop action with a raise to 24,000, and Gnidash three-bet to 58,000. After thinking for a minute, Forrest re-raised all in, and Gnidash called immediately.


The board ran out      , and Gnidash's kings held up. After the hand, Forrest had only 65,000 in front of him, slightly more than five big blinds.

A few hands later, he got the last of his chips in the middle with    against Bryce Landier's   , and Landier spiked a   on the turn, eliminating Forrest in 13th place. He earns $15,762 for his efforts.

Denis Gnidash875,000720,000
Jeffrey Forrest0-385,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:53 AM Local Time
Rachel Kranz Eliminated in 14th Place ($15,762)

Rachel Kranz

Rachel Kranz opened for 27,000 in the cutoff, and Dana Buck called on the button. Both blinds folded, and we saw the flop heads up.

Kranz checked the     flop, and Buck shoved. Kranz called immediately.


Kranz had walked into Buck's trap, and she needed help or she was done. The turn was a  , giving her nothing. A   fell on the river, and the last woman remaining in the field was eliminated.

Dana Buck565,0002,000
Rachel Kranz0-240,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:45 AM Local Time
Landier Doubles Through Bennett

Jonathan Bennett raised to 30,000 preflop, and Bryce Landier called. The flop fell    , and Bennett bet 30,000 again. Landier made the call, and the dealer turned the  . Bennett bet out again, this time for 45,000. Landier shoved all in for 155,000, and Bennett went into the tank. After a couple minutes, he called, showing    for pair of tens and an inside straight draw. Landier tabled    for top pair and a flush draw. The river was a  , giving the pot to Landier, and he doubled up to 430,000 in chips.

Jonathan Bennett708,000-163,000
Bryce Landier430,000210,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:38 AM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 2000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:37 AM Local Time
Thiago Nishijima Eliminated in 15th Place ($15,762)

Thiago Nishijima

Thiago Nishijima got all in preflop against Jonathan Bennett.


The board ran out clean for Bennett, and he eliminated former chipleader Nishijima.

Jonathan Bennett871,000191,000
Thiago Nishijima0-130,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:36 AM Local Time
Sergey Tikhonov Eliminated in 16th Place ($12,587)

Sergey Tikhonov

Sergey Tikhonov raised to 25,000 under the gun, and action folded to Rory Mathews in the small blind. Mathews three-bet to 55,000, and the big blind folded. Tikhonov thought briefly before moving all in, and Mathews called immediately.


Tikhonov was in bad shape for his tournament life, and nearly all suspense ended when the flop came    . The turn was  , ending Tikhonov's tournament life in 16th.

Rory Mathews700,000380,000
Sergey Tikhonov0-195,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:30 AM Local Time
Mark Jun Eliminated in 17th Place ($12,587)

Mark Jun

Denis Gnidash raised to 20,000, and Mark Jun came over the top for all his chips, a total of 124,000. Gnidash called and showd   . Jun held   . The board ran out      , giving Gnidash a winning pair of queens and knocking Jun out of the tournament in 17th place. He'll earn $12,587 for his efforts.

Mark Jun0-105,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:20 AM Local Time
Sven Rumcker Eliminated in 18th Place ($12,587)

Sven Rumcker

Ariel Celestino opened the preflop action with a raise to 21,000, and Sven Rumcker pushed all in for 101,000. Celestino tanked for a minute, then reluctantly called and showed   . Rumcker held   . The board came      , giving Celestino trips and eliminating Rumcker from the tournament. He earns $12,587 for his 18th place finish.

Ariel Celestino535,000120,000
Sven Rumcker0-120,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:15 AM Local Time
Tikhonov Folds the River

We picked up the action heads up between Sergey Tikhonov, who checked over to Daniel Neilson on a board of     . Neilson bet 66,000, and Tikhonov called after a couple of minutes of thought. The river was the  , and Tikhonov again checked. Neilson shipped the rest of it in for 155,000. Tikhonov tanked once again, but this time he elected to fold.

Daniel Neilson455,000162,000
Sergey Tikhonov195,000-140,000
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:09 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Norbert Szecsi840,0000
Jonathan Bennett680,0000
Dan Murariu517,0000
Chris DeMaci495,000-5,000
Ariel Celestino415,000-37,000
Yuri Dzivielevski400,00063,000
Jeffrey Forrest385,000-15,000
Sergey Tikhonov335,000-215,000
Dana Buck323,000-3,000
Daniel Neilson293,00038,000
Rachel Kranz240,000-8,000
Kirby Martin235,00093,000
Bryce Landier220,000-48,000
Denis Gnidash155,000-60,000
Thiago Nishijima130,000-70,000
Sven Rumcker120,000-120,000
Mark Jun105,000-30,500
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:07 AM Local Time
Redraw to Two Tables

The 18 remaining players have redrawn seats at two tables:

Table 447

1Ariel Celestino415000
2Denis Gnidash155000
3Jonathan Bennett680000
4Bryce Lanier220000
5Sven Rumcker120000
6Mark Jun105000
7Rachel Kranz240000
8Thiago Nishijima130000
9Dana Buck323000

Table 452

1Dan Murariu517000
2Sergey Tikhonov335000
3Jeff Forrest385000
4Chris DeMaci495000
5Kirby Martin235000
6Daniel Neilson293000
7Yuri Dzivielevski400000
8Norbert Szecsi840000
9Rory Mathews357000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:56 PM Local Time
Benjamin Luhr Eliminated in 19th Place ($10,187)

Benjamin Luhr pushed his short stack into the middle from late position, and Dan Murariu was the only caller.


Disappointment set in early for Luhr, as the door card was the  . A   and   were revealed behind it. Luhr asked for a heart on the turn, but the dealer placed a   down. A   completed the board, and Luhr's tournament had reached a disappointing end.

Dan Murariu517,0000
Benjamin Luhr0-160,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:51 PM Local Time
Mike Ellis Eliminated in 20th Place ($10,187)

We found Mike Ellis all in on the turn with   , as the board read     . Unfortunately for him, Jonathan Bennett had    and more chips than Ellis. The river was a  , and Ellis was finished.

Jonathan Bennett680,000446,000
Mike Ellis0-175,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:50 PM Local Time
Bob Roseberry Eliminated in 21st Place ($10,187)

Thiago Nishijima raised to 22,000 preflop, and Norbert Szecsi pushed all-in with a covering stack. Then Bob Roseberry called with a smaller stack, and Nishijima folded.


The flop came      , giving Szecsi two pair and the pot. Roseberry was eliminated in 21st place, earning $10,187.

Norbert Szecsi840,000416,000
Robert Roseberry0-207,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:43 PM Local Time
Balint Pusztai Eliminated in 22nd place ($10,187)

Chris DeMaci raised to 20,000 from middle position, and Balint Pusztai reraised from the small blind. Rory Mathews moved in behind him from the big blind, and DeMaci folded.


The flop brought all diamonds:    . Since Mathews had a diamond, Pusztai was down to one out. The   and   finished out the board, and Pusztai was down to about 70,000.

A few hands later, he jammed after it was folded to him in late position, and Jeffrey Forrest called from the big blind.


Pusztai had live cards, but not for long, as the flop came    . A   on the turn ended the hand, and Pusztai was done in 22nd.

Jeffrey Forrest400,000130,000
Rory Mathews320,00097,000
Balint Pusztai0-325,000
Monday, June 24, 2013 11:35 PM Local Time
Bert Burns Eliminated in 23rd Place ($10,187)

Mike Ellis raised to 23,000 preflop. Bert Burns then pushed all in for the rest of his chips, and Rachel Kranz moved all in over the top. Ellis folded, and the players revealed the hands:


The board ran out      . Kranz won the pot with her pair of jacks, and Burns was eliminated in 23rd place, winning $10,187.

Rachel Kranz248,00096,000
Herbert Burns0-112,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander