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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Thursday, June 30, 2016 to Saturday, July 02, 2016

Event #52: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $3,071,250
  • Entries: 1,125
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, July 3, 2016 1:13 AM Local Time


Andrew Lichtenberger

Andrew Lichtenberger and Craig Blight return on Sunday at noon, to play heads-up down to a winner. Heads-up play hasn't even started yet. In the last hand of the day, Chris Johnson was eliminated in third place, and Blight and Lichtenberger did not take the option of playing another level today.

Play will start tomorrow in Level 32, 20,000/80,000/160,000, and Lichtenberger starts with a 3:1 lead with 12,765,000 (79 bb) against Craig Blight's 4,100,000 (25 bb).

Today, 31 players returned, with Tony Ruberto in the lead. We quickly lost WSOP-fenomenals John Racener (28th, $13,612) and John Hennigan (27th, $16,356), and they were followed by Simon Deadman (26th, $16,356), David Valcourt (20st, $16,536), Pierre Neuville (19th, $16,536), and James Akenhead (18th, $20,382).

Jay Farber (15th, $25,485) came close to the final table, and when we reached the unofficial final table, end of Day 2 chip leader Tony Ruberto (10th, $32,320) was the first to go.

Daniel Wagner (9th, $41,563), Roger Teska (8th, $54,190) and Thomas Miller (7th, $71,617) were next in line, while end of Day 1 chip leader Erhan Iscan finished in sixth ($95,925).

In the last hour of the day, Linglin Zeng's (5th, $130,191) impressive run came to an end, and not much later she was joined in the rail by Mac Sohrabi (4th, $179,015).

In the last hand of the day Chris Johnson (3rd, $249,336) fell to Andrew Lichtenberger, and Lichtenberger and Aussie Craig Blight will battle it out tomorrow for a first-place prize of $569,158, and a coveted gold bracelet.


Craig Blight, Celebrating a Crucial Double-Up

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:57 AM Local Time

 
Chris Johnson

Andrew Lichtenberger limps on his button and it's around to Chris Johnson in the big blind. Johnson shoves all in for 1,160,000. Lichtenberger insta-calls and flips over   . Johnson is surprised to see he's behind, as he holds   . He raises his eyebrows when he see's Lichtenberer's cards.

The flop comes    .

The turn brings the  , giving Johnson a straight draw.

But the river is the   and he's out. Chanting and hooting for Andrew Lichtenberger resounds not just on the Main Stage, but from fans watchin the Omaha trifecta finale on one of the secondary tables..

Andrew Lichtenberger - 12,675,000 (105 bb)
Craig Blight - Eliminated in 3rd place ($249,336)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:54 AM Local Time

Andrew Lichtenberger calls from the small blind. Craig Blight checks his option in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Lichtenberger bets 120,000 and Blight folds.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:54 AM Local Time


Andrew Lichtenberger

Craig Blight limps from the button, and Chris Johnson completes the small blind. Big blind Andrew Lichtenberger checks his option, and the three of them see a flop of    .

Johnson now leads for 250,000, and both Lichtenberger and Blight call. The turn is the  , and Johnson bets again, now, he makes it 700,000.

Only Lichtenberger sticks around for the river  , and Johnson bets out 1,100,000. Lichtenberger takes some time, and then raises all in, effectively for around 1,600,000 more.

After counting out his stack, Johnson leans back, sighs, and eventually throws away   . Lichtenberger mucks.

Andrew Lichtenberger - 11,000,000 (91 bb)
Chris Johnson - 1,600,000 (13 bb)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:50 AM Local Time

Craig Blight limps in from the small blind, and big blind Chris Johnson checks. The flop is    , and Blight checks to Johnson, who bets 120,000.

Blight then check-raises to 325,000, and Johnson quickly folds.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:48 AM Local Time

Chris Johnson folds his button, and Andrew Lichtenberger completes the small blind. Craig Blight checks his option, and they see a flop of    .

Lichtenberger bets 150,000, and that is enough to pick up this pot.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:47 AM Local Time
Andrew Lichtenberger receives a walk.
Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:47 AM Local Time
Chris Johnson receives a walk.
Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:47 AM Local Time
Chris Johnson opens from the button, and he picks up the blinds and antes.
Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:46 AM Local Time

Craig Blight opens to 300,000 from the button, and Andrew Lichtenberger calls from the big blind.

The flop is    , and, after a check from Lichtenberger, Blight does the same.

Lichtenberg then bets 450,000 on the   turn, and Blight calls.

The river is the  , and Lichtenberger checks. Blight bets 950,000, and that bet wins him the pot, as Lichtenberger folds.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:44 AM Local Time

Andrew Lichtenberger opens to 275,000, and Chris Johnson defends his big blind.

On the flop of    , both players check.

On the turn  , Johnson checks again, and Lichtenberger bets 420,000. Johnson folds.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:39 AM Local Time


Craig Blight

There's a dead button in the hand and first action is Chris Johnson, who folds. Action is on Andrew Lichtenberger in the small blind, but Craig Blight in the big blind moves all in prematurely. Lichtenberger announces all-in afterwards and they both get it in.

Lichtenberger has    and Blight holds   . Blight is at risk and all-in for a total of 1,900,000.

The flop comes     and Blight flops bottom set.

The turn ends it, giving him a full house with the  .

The river is the  .

Craig Blight - 4,200,000 (35 bb)
Andrew Lichtenberger - 8,100,000 (67 bb)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:33 AM Local Time

 
Mac Sohrabi

It's folded to the blind where Mac Sohrabi raises to 360,000 from the small and Andrew Lichtenberger repops to 900,000 from the big. Sohrabi calls.

The flop comes    . Sohrabi checks. Lichtenberger bets 450,000. Sohrabi check-raises all in and Lichtenberger calls.

Sohrabi has    and an open-ended straight draw to Lichtenberer's pocket aces   .

The turn misses Sohrabi with the   and so does the river, the  .

Andrew Lictenberger - 10,000,000 (83 bb)
Mac Sohrabi - Eliminated in 4th place ($179,015)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:29 AM Local Time
Craig Blight raises on the button to 275,000. From the small blind Chris Johnson repops to 800,000 and takes it.
Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:28 AM Local Time

Andrew Lichtenberg raises to 275,000 from the button and his only caller is Chris Johnson in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Johnson checks. Lichtenberger bets 300,000 and wins it.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:27 AM Local Time

Under the gun, Chris Johnson raises to 250,000. Andrew Lichtenberger calls in the small blind and Craig Blight calls in the big blind.

The flop is    . Lichtenberger checks, Blight bets 350,000, and Johnson calls. Lichtenberger check-raises to 1,000,000 and both his opponents fold.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:25 AM Local Time

Chris Johnson opens to 250,000 from the button, and both small blind Mac Sohrabi and big blind Andrew Lichtenberger call.

The flop brings    , and the three check.

On the turn  , Sohrabi bets 600,000. Lichtenberger quickly folds, but Johnson moves all in, for around 3,000,000. Sohrabi folds.

Chris Johnson - 4,800,000 (40 bb)
Mac Sohrabi - 4,500,000 (37 bb)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:22 AM Local Time

Chris Johnson is in the small blind, and he opens to 400,000. Big blind Mac Sohrabi calls, and they go heads-up to a flop of    .

Johnson bets 400,000 again, and immediately, Sohrabi moves all in, for 2,205,000. Johnson calls..

Johnson:   , for the overpair
Sohrabi:   , for bottom pair, with a flush draw

Sohrabi hits two pair on the turn  , and even improves his hand to a flush on the river  . He doubles up through Johnson.

Mac Sohrabi - 5,290,000 (44 bb)
Chris Johnson - 3,800,000 (31 bb)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:18 AM Local Time


Linglin Zeng

Action is folded to Linglin Zeng, and she moves all in for 865,000. Mac Sohrabi thinks about his options and folds, but Andrew Lichtenberger calls, putting Zeng at risk.

Zeng:   
Lichtenberger:   

The flop of     leaves Zeng drawing dead, making the turn   and river   inconsequential. Zeng finishes in fifth place, while Lichtenberger now has the biggest stack at the table.

Andrew Lichtenberger - 5,800,000 (48 bb)
Linglin Zeng - Eliminated in 5th place ($130,191)

Sunday, July 3, 2016 12:11 AM Local Time
Chris Johnson raises to 250,000 from the cutoff and takes it. That's five hands in a row for Chris Johnson.
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