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


Negreanu Doubles, Best Seat in the House

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7
Daniel Negreanu just doubled.
Daniel Negreanu just doubled.

Having just registered for the event, Daniel Negreanu has been seated directly in front of our media desk. He just doubled up holding {A-Spades} {A-Clubs} on a {Q-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {4-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} board.

Chip Counts
Daniel Negreanu 8,500 4,000 pos

Timoshenko Packs & Then Unpacks

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened in early position for 150, a player called on his left, the player on the button raised to 550 and the big blind called. Action was back on Timoshenko and he moved all in. The first caller folded, the button called and the big blind folded.

Timoshenko: {7-Diamonds} {7-Clubs}
Button: {10-Clubs} {10-Hearts}

The board ran {A-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {J-Spades} {2-Clubs} and Timoshenko grabbed his bag, threw it over his shoulder and stood up to leave. Then the dealer peeled off the {7-Hearts} river card and Timoshenko laughed, "That's the first time I've done that."

Chip Counts
Yevgeniy Timoshenko 7,500 3,000 pos

Nguyen Bluffs

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7

We caught up with the action on a board reading {2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, where World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Chester Main Event champion Kenny Nguyen fired a 1,250 bet into the pot against a lone opponent.

Nguyen's opponent fell into the tank before saying, "You gonna show?"

"I'll show," Nguyen replied with a smile.

"I put you on clubs," Nguyen's opponent said. He then folded {K-}{10-} for a pair of kings face up.

"Here's a club," Nguyen said - revealing the {10-Clubs}. "You still want to see the other? It might be a bluff."

"Yeah, show it."

Nguyen revealed his second card - the {7-Diamonds} for a stone bluff.

"Ahhh, I should have shipped it preflop," Nguyen's opponent said.

Nguyen is up to 8,500.

Chip Counts
Kenny Nguyen 8,500 2,000 pos

Like Needles in a Haystack

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7
Chip Counts
Matt Hawlrilenko 9,000
Vanessa Selbst 4,500
Justin Bonomo 4,500

The Field that Keeps Growing

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7
Chip Counts
Anna Marquez 12,775 8,275 pos
Isaac Haxton 5,300
Daniel Negreanu 4,500
Bill Chen 4,500
JC Tran 4,500
Amnon Filippi 4,500
Brock Parker 4,500

Makhija Spikes Two-Pair

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7

Robert Williamson III opened to 350 from the button and found one caller in Amit Makhija from the big blind.

The flop brought a {Q-Spades}{K-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and both players checked.

Both players checked again on the {9-Diamonds} turn, however, Makhija would check no more after a {6-Spades} landed on the river. Instead, he fired out 500 and Williamson quickly called. Makhija tabled {K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a rivered two-pair and Williamson mucked.

Despite the small hit, Williamson has chipped up nicely since coming back from break and is up to 14,000. Makhija, on the other hand, has fallen to 6,300.

Chip Counts
Robert Williamson III 14,000 7,500 pos
Amit Makhija 6,300 -2,200 neg

Level 4 started


Recently Departed

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7
Chip Counts
Mohsin Charania Busted
Aaron Steury Busted
Katie Dozier Busted
Christian Harder Busted
Chris Conrad Busted
Chris Moorman Busted
Kyle Cartwright Busted


Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7 • Level 3
Antonio Esfandiari was massaged while his opponent tanked.
Antonio Esfandiari was massaged while his opponent tanked.

We found Antonio Esfandiari on the river pushing out a bet of 2,500. The board showed {5-Spades} {9-Spades} {K-Clubs} {A-Clubs} {3-Clubs} and his opponent tanked. A couple minutes passed by as his opponent counted out calling chips, counted what he would have behind and then counting his whole stack all over again. He would occasionally look at Esfandiari but Esfandiari kept his gaze straight down as he received a massage.

The unknown player finally tossed in a call after mumbling "I'm giving you a lot of credit." He tabled {A-Spades} {9-Clubs} and Esfandiari tabled {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} for a chopped pot.

Smith Scoops One

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-7

Action began on Justin "Boosted J" Smith, who opened for 225 from the cutoff. His opponent directly behind him on the button called, as did the big blind.

The flop came {2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and the player in the big blind checked, prompting a 250 bet from Smith. His opponent on the button called, but the big blind player folded.

Smith fired 725 into the middle when a {J-Diamonds} fell on the turn. His opponent gave up his hand and Smith scooped up the pot.

Smith, who has over $2 million in lifetime tournament winnings, is up to 6,000.

Chip Counts
Justin Smith 6,000 1,500 pos
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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