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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em


Goldkind Snags Lead From Burks

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Adria Balaguer raised to 60,000 from early position. Chip leader Gary Burks called from the cutoff and Justin McGill called from the button. Cliff Goldkind, however, had other plans. He three-bet to 250,000 from the small blind, which prompted folds from the big blind and Balaguer. Burks called and McGill snap-folded, and we were off to the flop.

Flop: {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

Goldkind led out for 300,000, leaving around 600,000 behind. Burks lined up three stacks of green 25,000-denomination chips before releasing, and Goldkind began stacking his new found chips. He is our new chip leader.

Chip Counts
Cliff Goldkind 1,600,000 400,000 pos
Gary Burks 1,510,000 -265,000 neg

Shuffle Up and Deal

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

The nine have been introduced to the audience, and the cards have gone in the air. The final table is under way.

Final Table Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

The nine finalists have stepped away for a quick break before we play it out here on the secondary featured table.

Chip Counts
Gary Burks 1,775,000 845,000 pos
Justin McGill 1,500,000 350,000 pos
David Peters 1,410,000 475,000 pos
Cliff Goldkind 1,200,000 375,000 pos
Gregg Wilkinson 1,180,000 280,000 pos
Kennii Nguyen 1,070,000 -185,000 neg
Barry Shulman 1,005,000 -45,000 neg
Adria Balaguer 700,000 60,000 pos
Patrick Smith 525,000 -160,000 neg

Ismael Bojang Eliminated in 10th Place ($31,916)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Ismael Bojang -- 10th place
Ismael Bojang -- 10th place

Cliff Goldkind raised to 65,000 from under the gun and Ismael Bojang moved all in for 430,000 to his direct left. Action folded over to Gary Burks on the button, and Burks called for around half his stack. The blinds folded and Goldkind followed, leaving Bojang at risk of being the final table bubble boy.

Burks: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Bojang: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

The dealer fanned a flop of {Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, giving Bojang the lead, but Burks picked up a flush draw. The {A-Hearts} turn changed nothing, but the {4-Diamonds} river gave Burks the winner. Bojang shook the hands of his former tablemates as he made his way out of the final table arena.

The nine remaining players are taking a short break. See you in 10!

Chip Counts
Ismael Bojang Busted

"Unofficial" Final Table Seat Draw

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

The final 10 players have made their way to the pavilion and we're back in action. Here's a look at the seat draw:

Seat Player
1 Patrick Smith
2 Gary Burks
3 Barry Shulman
4 Justin McGill
5 Cliff Goldkind
6 Ismael Bojang
7 Kennii Nguyen
8 Gregg Wilkinson
9 David Peters
10 Adria Balaguer

On the Move

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Our final ten players are on the way to the Pavilion to set up shop under the bright lights. Action will resume in just a few minutes.

Jason Wheeler Eliminated in 11th Place ($31,916)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Jason Wheeler - 11th place
Jason Wheeler - 11th place

Under the gun, Jason Wheeler open-shoved his last ~500,000 into the pot. Next door, Justin McGill reraised all in himself, and the table quickly folded out of their way. Wheeler was at risk, and he was in bad shape as McGill rolled over a premium.

Wheeler: {A-Spades} {J-Diamonds}
McGill: {K-Spades} {K-Hearts}

The {8-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} flop was a start for Wheeler, but he still had some work to do to catch up. The turn {6-Diamonds} gave him another set of outs as the diamonds were now live for him. The river card was red, but the {4-Hearts} was the wrong shade for Wheeler. Unable to overcome the hole he started in, his day has been cut short in 11th place.

Chip Counts
Jason Wheeler Busted

Goldkind Rebounds With a Double

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Well, it didn't take Cliff Goldkind long to get his chips back. Goldkind opened with a preflop raise and Adria Balaguer moved all in, having Goldkind covered. Goldkind called for around 400,000 total, and the cards went on their backs.

Balaguer: {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Goldkind: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

Oops. Balaguer's light three-bet was picked off by Goldkind, but the Spaniard was still drawing live with his undercards. The {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} board gave Goldkind a bit of a sweat on the turn but he was able to secure the double with his trip queens. Balaguer, meanwhile, is among the short stacks after holding the chip lead less than an hour ago.

Chip Counts
Cliff Goldkind 825,000 365,000 pos
Adria Balaguer 640,000 -960,000 neg

Level 25 started


Shulman, Goldkind Swap Places

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Barry Shulman raised to 60,000 under the gun, and the table folded all the way around to the big blind. There, Cliff Goldkind three-bet shoved, and Shulman quickly called all in for his last 499,000. He was well ahead.

Shulman: {J-Hearts} {J-Spades}
Goldkind: {4-Hearts} {4-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {Q-Spades} {A-Hearts}, and the jacks hold.

"That's my Barry!" his wife screamed from the rail. Her Barry is now up over the million-chip mark.

Chip Counts
Barry Shulman 1,050,000 480,000 pos
Cliff Goldkind 460,000 -390,000 neg
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Winner Cliff Goldkind
Winning Hand ♣6♠6
Prize 559,514

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,107,700