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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed


Esfandiari Doubles a Shorty

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7

Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari raised to 500 from the cutoff position and action folded around to the player in the big blind, who three-bet all in for 5,500. Esfandiari quickly announced, "Call," and hands were revealed.

Esfandiari: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Opponent: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}

The {2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} board failed to improve Esfandiari's hand and his opponent doubled through him.

Still, it has been a good level for Esfandiari, who is currently sitting on 17,000.

Chip Counts
Antonio Esfandiari 17,000 12,500 pos

Blom Bluffs Some Off

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7

Viktor Blom is well-known for being a hyper-aggressive player. His "live by the sword, die by the sword" style has paid off for him thus far - but even Blom can get caught with his hand in the cookie jar on occasion.

We caught up with the action on a {6-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop, where Blom and his lone opponent checked.

The turn brought a {Q-Clubs} and Blom quickly fired a 700 bet into the middle. His opponent called behind.

Blom did not shy away on the {2-Spades} river and fired 1,200. His opponent thought it over and tossed in a call. Blom insta-mucked his hand without showing.

The online-phenom, who recently won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller event is still healthy with 27,000.

Chip Counts
Viktor Blom 27,000 -6,000 neg

Chip Counts From Brasilia

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7
Chip Counts
Frank Kassela 40,000
Matt Glantz 36,000 31,500 pos
Viktor Blom 33,000
Chino Rheem 30,000 25,500 pos
Trevor Pope 29,000 24,500 pos
James Dempsey 26,000
Michael Mizrachi 22,000 17,500 pos
Huy Nguyen 19,500 15,000 pos
Tim West 16,500 12,000 pos
JC Tran 16,500 12,000 pos
Fabrice Soulier 16,400 11,900 pos
George Lind 15,800 11,300 pos
Tommy Vedes 15,500 11,000 pos
Matthew Matros 15,300
Freddy Deeb 14,500 10,000 pos
Daniel Negreanu 14,500 6,000 pos
Justin Young 14,000 9,500 pos
Adam Junglen 13,500 9,000 pos
Shane Schleger 13,000 -500 neg
Steve Brecher 10,000 5,500 pos
Anna Marquez 10,000 -2,775 neg
Kathy Liebert 9,700 5,200 pos
Andy Frankenberger 7,500 3,000 pos
Nacho Barbero 7,000 2,500 pos
Yevgeniy Timoshenko 7,000 -500 neg

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Almost One Room

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 5

There are a handful of tables remaining in the Pavilion Room and the Amazon Room. Within the level all of the field should be playing in the Brasilia Room.

Cards Are In the Air

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 5

Cards are back in the air following the break.

Level 5 started


Break Time

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 4

Another two levels are in the books and the field is going on break.

"Everything About You Says You Have It."

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 4

We found Daniel Negreanu facing a big decision on the river. The board read {7-Spades} {3-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} and his opponent, the small blind, bet 2,750.

"How can I fold?" Negreanu mumbled to himself. "I want to call but everything about you says you have it."

"Do you want me to do something else?" his opponent asked. Then he covered his face with his hoodie.

After hemming and hawing for few moments Negreanu tossed in the call and the small blind said, "Aw, you've got it."

Negreanu tabled {A-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} for two pair and his opponent showed {9-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} for busted flush and straight draws.

Smith Gets Short; Doubles

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7

We caught up with the action just as Justin Smith was getting his last 1,200 into the middle against a lone opponent preflop.

Smith: {A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Opponent: {K-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-}{2-Clubs}{A-Hearts} and Smith doubled up with two-pair.

Chip Counts
Justin Smith 2,400 -3,600 neg

One Third of Field Eliminated

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 4

The board shows that of the 1,580 entrants just 974 are remaining. It should be noted that registration is still open for about 30 more minutes.

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Winner Matthew Matros
Winning Hand ♥6♥5
Prize 454,835

Level Info

Level 11
Blinds 500 / 1,000
Ante 100

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,165,400