Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:28 PM Local Time
Hands #49-53: Boyd Hates to Fold
Hand #49: Paul Cogliano and Will Givens went to a flop of . Cogliano bet 29,000 and Will Givens called. The turn was the . Cogliano checked and Givens bet 78,000. Cogliano folded.
Hand #50: Steven Norden raised to 50,000. Dutch Boyd called in the big blind and they saw a flop of . Boyd checked and Norden moved all in. Boyd got a count as he sipped his tea and looked tempted, but folded. "It always feels wrong to fold," he said with a grin.
Hand #51: Paul Cogliano raised and took it down.
Hand #52: Will Givens opened for 50,000 and Steven Norden in the small blind raised to 137,000. Givens folded.
Hand #53: Norden made it 50,000 on the button and Givens called to see a flop of . Givens checked and Norden bet 38,000. Givens then made it 82,000 and Norden called. The turn was the and Givens, first to act, bet 205,000. Norden laid it down.
|Will Givens||1,700,000||100,000 |
|Steven Norden||390,000||-98,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:17 PM Local Time
Hands #46-48: Boyd and Norden Step Up
Hand #46: Dutch Boyd was the single big blind after the elimination of Pok Kim and Steven Norden limped from early position. Will Givens limped as well from the button and Boyd checked his option. On the flop, Boyd and Norden checked and Givens led for 55,000.
Only Norden called and moved all in after the turn. Givens quickly folded.
Hand #47: Boyd raised to 62,000 out of the small blind and claimed the big blind and antes.
Hand #48: Boyd raised to 48,000 from the button and Paul Cogliano defended his big blind. They checked down the board and Boyd won the pot with versus .
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:09 PM Local Time
Pok Kim Eliminated in 5th Place ($61,983)
Hand #44: Will Givens received a walk as single big blind after the previous elimination.
Hand #45: Givens raised to 52,000 from the small blind and Pok Kim defended her big blind. Both checked the flop and Givens then bet 52,000 on the turn. Kim moved all in and Givens called immediately.
The gutshot and open-ended straight draw for Kim, but the river was no help and she has been eliminated in 5th place.
|Will Givens||1,600,000||496,000 |
|Pok Kim||0||-391,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:05 PM Local Time
Christopher Sensoli Eliminated in 6th Place ($46,031)
Hand #42: Pok Kim moved all in and she took it down.
Hand #43: Paul Cogliano moved all in from the small blind and Christopher Sensoli made the call. It was Sensoli who was at risk.
The board ran out and Cogliano's straight finished off Sensoli's tournament.
|Paul Cogliano||1,410,000||345,000 |
|Christopher Sensoli||0||-354,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:03 PM Local Time
Final Table Interview: Will Givens
Will Givens began Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em as the chip leader and while he has given just a few chips back, he is still near the top. The event came into today with 10 players and it was just 40 minutes into play when the official final table was formed.
Givens has over $340,000 in live tournament winnings, with $144,765 of it coming from the Heartland Poker Tour win in 2009. We caught up with Givens as the players went to break to talk about being at his first final table, the time between his last big win and today and who he thinks his toughest opponent is.
PokerNews: How does it feel to be at your first WSOP final table?
Will Givens: This might seem like a pat answer, but when everyone says it is surreal, it really is surreal. I was sleeping last night and I woke up remembering that I was picturing this when I late regged the event. I played the $5K Six-Max a few days ago - which had a lot of tough players - and when you throw yourself in some shark tanks, then you become a shark. I was saying to myself, if I can get deep in this $1K - it's on. I started building and it's happening just like I pictured. You visualize it and it happens. Crazy.
It appears that you are having a lot of fun at the table with quite a bit of laughter. Is that part of your approach coming into today?
Today started kind of funny. First thing in the morning, I turned on my shower and brown water was coming out. All the water was brown in the room and the hotel didn't know when it would be fixed. That meant I started my day with a cold shower and that sort of woke me up. So I got a late start. I came in late and decided I was going to sit back and just see what happens. I don't have a stack where I have to make moves, I am going to see how things play themselves out and take it one step at a time.
Tell us about the last few days leading into the final table. Any key moments, any key hands?
Through out the last two days I have only been all in twice. On Day 1 I was all in on the turn with on [and] it was a weird dynamic with two other players. The guy with pocket eights called and had a set, but I rivered a spade. Then in the middle of Day 2, me and Steven [Norden] got it in with tens versus ace-king for a 100 [big blind] pot. I lost the flip there and I had to come back. That's when I got it in three-way with jacks versus nines versus ace-five.
Besides that, it has been a cruise. It has been a big blur, everything's working and my reads have been right on; I am losing the min and winning the max. When you have that going for you, victory is in reach.
2009 was your last six-figure score. What would a win today mean?
It means I'm back. It means everything.
Where did you go?
I was grinding. Any grinder that hits the pinnacle, then drops down and has to grind his way back up can understand how much this means. People doubt you and they say give it up.
Hello! I'm back.
Who is your toughest opponent today?
Everyone seems pretty solid. Vinny [Pahuja] is pretty tough. Don't disregard Stephen [Norden] or Dutch [Boyd]. Even Paul [Cogliano]. I don't know what his hands have been and I can't wait to look at the stream. I don't know about Chris [Sensoli], I haven't played much with him yet. Everyone is tough, I am not taking any player for granted.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:55 PM Local Time
Vinny Pahuja Eliminated in 7th Place ($34,668)
Hand #41: Vinny Pahuja moved all in for 402,000 from the button and Dutch Boyd peeked at his cards. He made the call and Steven Norden folded from the big blind.
There was no glimpse of help on the board for Pahuja and he settled for 7th place and a payday of $34,668.
|Dutch Boyd||1,600,000||396,000 |
|Vinny Pahuja||0||-462,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:50 PM Local Time
Hands #34-40 Cogliano and Sensoli Taking it Down
Hand #34: Paul Cogliano moves all in from the small blind and takes it down.
Hand #35: Cogliano opens for 48,000 on the button and takes the blinds and antes.
Hand #36: Christopher Sensoli moved all in and now he took the antes and blinds.
Hand #38: Sensoli moved all in again and took another pot.
Hand #40: Cogliano opened for 48,000 and won the pot.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:40 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:31 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Event of Level 23
|Dutch Boyd||1,204,000||19,000 |
|Will Givens||1,104,000||4,000 |
|Paul Cogliano||1,065,000||242,000 |
|Steven Norden||488,000||-255,000 |
|Vinny Pahuja||462,000||-80,000 |
|Pok Kim||391,000||66,000 |
|Christopher Sensoli||354,000||206,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:20 PM Local Time
Twenty minute scheduled break starts now.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:20 PM Local Time
Hands #29-33: Cogliano Remains Active
Hand #29: Paul Cogliano raised to 40,000 and folded to a three-bet of 157,000 by Will Givens.
Hand #30: Vinny Pahuja received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #31: Givens raised to 45,000 and claimed the blinds and antes.
Hand #32: Cogliano raised to 40,000 and then folded when Pok Kim moved all in for 353,000.
Hand #33: Steven Norden raised to 51,000 from the small blind and Cogliano three-bet to 133,000 one seat over. The flop was checked to Cogliano and he won the pot with a bet of 170,000.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:10 PM Local Time
Hands #26-28: Kim Doubles Through Givens
Hand #26: Paul Cogliano got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #27: Steven Norden opened to 40,000 on the button and he collected the blinds and the antes.
Hand #28: Pok Kim moved all on and it folded to Will Givens who asked for a count (157,000) and ran it through his mind for a while.
Givens made the call with and it was good against the of Kim.
The board ran out and Kim doubled up.
|Will Givens||1,100,000||-129,000 |
|Pok Kim||325,000||103,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:00 PM Local Time
Hands #21-25: Sensoli All In Twice
Hand #21: Pok Kim moved all in for 157,000 and won the blinds and antes. She immediately started chatting up the table once again.
Hand #22: Paul Cogliano raised to 40,000 and one seat over, Christopher Sensoli moved all in for 275,000. All players folded and the action got back to the original raiser, who also mucked his cards.
Hand #23: Sensoli moved all in and all opponents quickly folded, he took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #24: Dutch Boyd received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #25: Cogliano raised to 40,000 from early position and claimed the blinds and antes.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:53 PM Local Time
Hands #16-20: A Three-Bet, a Walk, and an All-In
Hand #16: Christopher Sensoli raised to 45,000, Will Givens three-bet to 90,000 on the button, and the blinds folded. Sensoli laid it down as well.
Hand #17: Dutch Boyd got a walk in the big blind.
Hand #18: Paul Cogliano opened for 40,000 and Steven Norden called in the big blind. The flop was . Norden checked and Cogliano bet 47,000 which got a fold.
Hand #19: Pok Kim moved all in for 112,000 and won the antes and blinds.
Hand #20: Vinny Pahuj opened for 42,000 and took down the antes and the blinds
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:45 PM Local Time
Hands #11-15: Cogliano with the Limp-Shove
Hand #11: Paul Cogliano raised to 40,000 from early position and got the blinds and antes.
Hand #12: Will Givens raised to 42,000 from early position, Dutch Boyd made the call, and after Steven Norden three-bet to 142,000 both Givens and Boyd folded.
Hand #13: Cogliano limped from the small blind, Christopher Sensoli raised to 55,000, Cogliano moved all in, and Sensoli folded.
Hand #14: Boyd raised to 40,000 and Cogliano called from the button. The flop came , Boyd made a continuation bet for 40,000, and Cogliano folded.
Hand #15: Cogliano claimed the blinds and antes with a min-raise to 40,000.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:35 PM Local Time
Gabriel Nassif Eliminated in 8th Place ($26,464)
Gabriel Nassif moved all in for 163,000, Vinny Pahuj moved all in behind him, and the cards were turned over.
The flop was giving both players two pair. The turn card drew gasps from the audience as Nassif made a full house but the rail erupted when the river threw Pahuj back into the lead to eliminate Nassif.
|Vinny Pahuja||542,000||203,000 |
|Gabriel Nassif||0||-199,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:28 PM Local Time
Hands #8-9: Raise and Take It
Hand #8: Christopher Sensoli opened for 45,000 and won the antes and blinds.
Hand #9: Will Givens opened to 41,000 and took it down.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:21 PM Local Time
Hands #6-7: Cogliano Sees a Flop
Hand #6: Vinny Pahuj opened for 35,000 and took the pot.
Hand #7: Paul Cogliano opened for 32,000 and Gabriel Nassif called in the big blind. The flop was . Cogliano bet 37,000 when it was checked to him and Nassif called. The turn was the and Nasif checked again. Cogliano bet 67,000 and Nassif gave it some deep thought and folded.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:17 PM Local Time
Chad Dixon Eliminated in 9th Place ($20,463)
Hand #5: Chad Dixon moved all in from early position for 170,000 and the action folded all the way to Christopher Sensoli in the big blind. He made the call:
The board ran out and Dixon headed to the rail in ninth place for a payday of $20,463.
|Chad Dixon||0||-180,000 |
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:14 PM Local Time
Hands #1-4: Four Hands, Three All-Ins
With the start of the official nine-handed final table, we'll restart our numbering of hands for continued hand-for-hand coverage.
Hand #1: Will Givens raised to 32,000, then from one seat over Gabriel Nassif moved all in. All opponents including Givens folded.
Hand #2: Christopher Sensoli moved all in for 144,000 and claimed the blinds and antes.
Hand #3: Sensoli was all in once again, from early position for 184,000. There was no caller.
Hand #4: Dutch Boyd raised to 32,000 on the button and Steven Norden three-bet to 70,000 out of the small blind. Boyd called and took down the pot with a bet of 70,000 on the flop after Norden checked to him.