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Misteff Takes Some from O'Brien

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Brandon Cantu completed with his {3-} only to have Jeff Misteff, who was showing an {a-}, put in a raise. Dan O'Brien came along with a {2-} while Cantu opted to get out of the way. O'Brien proceeded to check-call a bet on the turn, but then check-folded to a bet on fifth street. At that point Misteff showed {3-}{5-} for a made 7-6 low.

O'Brien (x-x) / {2-}{5-}{7-}
Misteff: {3-}{5-} / {A-}{6-}{7-}

Chip Counts
Jeff Misteff 167,000 12,000 pos
Dan O'Brien 34,000 -16,500 neg

Anderson Addicted to Squeezing?

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Chris Viox completed with a {4-} up, Calvin Anderson raised with a {7-} up, and the action folded back to Viox who called.

Viox was dealt a {2-} on fourth street, Anderson a {7-}, and all the money went in.

Viox {a-}{8-} / {4-}{2-}
Anderson {6-}{3-} / {7-}{5-}

Viox was dealt a {10-}, {9-}, and another {a-}, while Anderson received a {6-} and {3-}. On seventh, Anderson squeezed his card, and announced that it had no sides. No sides means that it's an ace, deuce, or tre, because those cards only have symbols in the corner and the center of the card. If it was another tre, Anderson would've been eliminated, but it was a deuce, giving him the best hand and the double up.

"That's the first time I've ever squeezed a card," Anderson said after the hand.

"Now you're addicted," Phil Hellmuth returned, grinning.

Chip Counts
Chris Viox 170,000 -19,000 neg
Calvin Anderson 50,000 22,000 pos

Scott Clements Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,904)

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6 • Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 1,500 ante
Scott Clements (Day 2) - eliminated in 18th place.
Scott Clements (Day 2) - eliminated in 18th place.

Scott Clements was our shortest stack entering the day, and after the first hand of play, he's out.

Scott Fischman: {6-}{3-} / {4-}
Scott Clements: {a-}{2-} / {3-}

Clements started with the best hand possible in Razz, but he was dealt the following cards: {j-}{j-}{a-}, and then another {2-} face down. After every street was dealt, he said the following, "That's not good."

Fischman was dealt {2-}{3-}{q-} and than an {8-} facedown on seventh, which was good enough for the knockout.

Level 19 started

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6


Hellmuth is Hunting for Number 12

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6
Can Hellmuth finally win a non-hold'em event?
Can Hellmuth finally win a non-hold'em event?

Brandon Cantu (two WSOP bracelets) and Brendan Taylor (one WSOP bracelet) are atop our chip counts entering Day 3 of Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz, but everyone's eyes are on Phil Hellmuth, who's lurking right behind them.

Two days ago, Hellmuth finished 15th in Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better, and rather than go back to the Aria to drink the finest whisky, he hopped into Event 18 along with 309 other hopefuls. Now, only 17 players separate Hellmuth from his record-breaking twelfth bracelet.

Keep in mind, he's never won a non-hold'em event at the WSOP.

Neither of Cantu's two bracelets came in stud variants either, but the way he's running, anything is possible. Going into Level 17 on Day 2, Cantu had 4,000 chips. At the time, that was one small bet or four antes. An hour and a half later, he had well over 100,000, and two hours later, when the day concluded, he was the chip leader. Let's see of Cantu can keep the run going on Day 3.

Cantu, Hellmuth, and Taylor aren't the only bracelet winners left in the field however. Chris Viox (1), Michael Chow (1), Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein (3), Scott Fischman (2), and Scott Clements (2) all have at least one bracelet.

For story lines from this and every event today from the Rio, check out today's "What to Watch For."

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Day 3 started

Posted 2012-06-10 GMT-6

Event 18: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
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Winner Phil Hellmuth
Winning Hand xAx4xAx2xJx4x10
Prize 182,793

Level Info

Level 28
Limits 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 702,975