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2012/13 WSOP Circuit - RIVER ROCK (Vancouver)

Friday, November 02, 2012 to Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Event #7: No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

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  • Buy-in: $1,675
  • Prizepool: $1,548,000
  • Entries: 1,032
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:24 PM Local Time
Sonny Sekhon4,660,000-190,000
Ryan Biermann3,085,00085,000
Calvin Anderson2,755,000305,000
John Crncic2,415,00040,000
Tyler St. Clair1,960,000-10,000
Mal Hagan1,735,000-25,000
Michael Collins1,595,000495,000
Justin Ciolfitto1,490,000-10,000
Glenn Sullivan1,010,00050,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:42 PM Local Time

Action folded to Seth Maretz who moved all in for his last 340,000 from middle position. Michael Collins called from the next seat over and the rest of the table folded.


Maretz was in dire need of help and did not receive it on the     flop or the   turn.

"Four!!!" yelled Maretz in one last ditch effort.

The   rolled off on the river and his tournament life came to an end. With Maretz's elimination the official final table is set!

Seth Maretz0-205,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:31 PM Local Time
Sonny Sekhon4,850,0002,200,000
Ryan Biermann3,000,000100,000
Calvin Anderson2,450,000-70,000
John Crncic2,375,00015,000
Tyler St. Clair1,970,00070,000
Mal Hagan1,760,000-140,000
Justin Ciolfitto1,500,000-100,000
Michael Collins1,100,0000
Glenn Sullivan960,000390,000
Seth Maretz205,000-335,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:23 PM Local Time
1John Crncic
2Seth Maretz
3Michael Collins
4Tyler St. Clair
5Ryan Biermann
6Calvin Anderson
7Justin Ciolfitto
8Mal Hagan
9Sonny Sekhon
10Glenn Sullivan
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:18 PM Local Time

On a board that read     , Sonny Sekhon fired out a bet only to be raised by Andrew Tai. Sekhon then moved all in and forced Tai to make a decision for his tournament life. After about two minutes, Tai finally announced a call for his roughly 1,950,000 in chips.

Sekhon showed    for the nuts and Tai shook his head and tabled   . The meaningless   hit the river and Tai became our 11th place finisher.

The players are now combining to the unofficial final table of 10. Chips and a seat draw will follow soon.

Andrew Tai0-2,050,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 7:08 PM Local Time

Action folded to Nick Halvorson on the button and he raised to 105,000. Ryan Biermann would not be bullied, however, and he pushed out a three-bet to 265,000. Halvorson replied by four-betting all in for 1.105 million total and Biermann went into the tank.

"Alright, I call," Biermann said after about a minute.

Biermann showed    and was ahead of Halvorson's   . Halvorson picked up an inside wheel draw on the     flop and a pair when the   turned, but ultimately nothing materialized as the   hit the river. He will collect $22,756 for his winnings.

Ryan Biermann2,900,000900,000
Nick Halvorson0-1,050,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 6:49 PM Local Time

We missed the action of the hand but can report that Brian Scott has been eliminated in 13th place. He will take home $18,545 in winnings.

Brian Scott0-360,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 6:48 PM Local Time

On a flop of    , Sonny Sekhon checked to Tyler St. Clair who fired out a bet of 115,00. Sekhon check-raised to 355,000 only to have St. Clair come right back over the top for 760,000.

Sekhon then announced a four-bet all in for 1.45 million and St. Clair went into the tank for well over a minute before finally releasing his hand. St. Clair said that he folded ace-king.

Sekhon is now in the chip lead with about 2.65 million in chips.

Sonny Sekhon2,650,000710,000
Tyler St. Clair1,900,000-660,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 6:38 PM Local Time

Andrew Tai opened with a raise before the flop only to have Steven Schartner three-bet all in from the next seat over. Tai called to find that he was dominating Schartner.


The board came down       and Tai's ace-high flush was able to clinch the victory. Schartner will collect $18,545 for his efforts.

Andrew Tai2,050,000450,000
Steven Schartner0-520,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 6:30 PM Local Time

The final 14 players have sat down once more. We're a mere 5 eliminations away from a final table.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:48 PM Local Time
Tyler St. Clair2,560,0000
Calvin Anderson2,520,000-280,000
John Crncic2,360,000510,000
Ryan Biermann2,000,000-230,000
Sonny Sekhon1,940,000340,000
Mal Hagan1,900,000800,000
Justin Ciolfitto1,600,000100,000
Andrew Tai1,600,000350,000
Michael Collins1,100,000-200,000
Nick Halvorson1,050,000-50,000
Glenn Sullivan570,00050,000
Seth Maretz540,000140,000
Steven Schartner520,00030,000
Brian Scott360,000160,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:36 PM Local Time

The field has decided to take their dinner break two levels early. They will be back to the felt in approximately 45 minutes.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:29 PM Local Time

Action folded around to Lawrence Iampen who moved all in from the cutoff for his last 380,000. Tyler St. Clair called from the button and the blinds got out of the way.

St. Clair:   

St. Clair's tens were able to hold through the board and Iampen was sent home just before the dinner break.

Lawrence Iampen0-400,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:23 PM Local Time

After a series of raises before the flop, Lawrence Iampen moved Justin Ciolfitto all in and Ciolfitto called for his tournament life.


The board fell down       and Ciolfitto's cowboys were able to hold. He is now sitting on about 1.5 million while Iampen has been crippled to only roughly 450,000.

Justin Ciolfitto1,500,000500,000
Lawrence Iampen400,000-1,390,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:54 PM Local Time

On a board of     , Ryan Biermann moved out a bet of 100,000. Michael Collins was his lone opponent and he decided to slide out a raise to 250,000. Biermann flat called and the   paired the board on the river.

Biermann tapped the table and Collins slid out 225,000 more. Biermann called but mucked his hand when Collins rolled up    for a flopped straight.

Ryan Biermann2,230,000-420,000
Michael Collins1,300,000470,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:38 PM Local Time

Calvin Anderson opened with a raise to 95,000 and it folded around to Mark Potovsky who moved out a three-bet to 300,000. Action came back to Anderson and he flat called.

The flop fell     and Potovsky open-shoved all in for 775,000. Anderson decided to make the call and the hands were shown:


Potovsky was in need of help and picked up a few more outs on the   turn. The river was the  , though, and he was eliminated in 16th place. Anderson is now our chip leader with about 2.8 million.

Calvin Anderson2,800,0001,400,000
Mark Potovsky0-820,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:34 PM Local Time

Shreeniwas Kelkar opened with a raise to 80,000 from middle position. It folded around to John Crncic's button and he moved out a three-bet to an unknown amount. Action came back around to Kelkar and he announced that he was all in. Crncic shrugged and replied with a call.


Crncic found joy on the     flop. He filled up as the   hit the turn and Kelkar's only hope was to make a straight flush on the river. Fifth street was the  , however, and he was eliminated in 17th place. Crncic is now sitting on about 1.85 million in chips.

John Crncic1,850,000790,000
Shreeniwas Kelkar0-1,070,000
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:22 PM Local Time

Action folded to Tyler St. Clair who limped from the cutoff. Mark Potovsky followed suit from the button and Andrew Tai pushed out a three-bet to 200,000 from the small blind. Steven Schartner then four-bet all in from the big blind and it folded back to Tai. Tai called and the hands were revealed to be racing:


Tai flopped a set on the     flop and the   rolled off on the turn.

"Good game guys," said Schartner to the table.

He spoke too soon, however, as the   hit the river, putting a straight on board and allowing a chop and keeping Schartner's tournament life alive.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:13 PM Local Time

Ryan Biermann opened to 60,000 from early position and it folded around to Seth Maretz who moved his short stack all in from the small blind for 175,000 total. Biermann called and the hands were tabled:


The board fell       and Maretz's walking sticks were able to hold. He's currently sitting on about 400,000.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:11 PM Local Time
Ryan Biermann2,650,000450,000
Sonny Sekhon1,600,000-650,000
Nick Halvorson1,100,000230,000
Shreeniwas Kelkar1,070,000270,000
John Crncic1,060,000130,000
Michael Collins830,000-820,000
Glenn Sullivan520,000-100,000
Seth Maretz400,00015,000
Brian Scott200,000-180,000
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