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


Eric Wasserson Eliminated in 12th Place ($31,916)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Barry Schulman raised to 45,000 from the hijack and Eric Wasserson quickly moved all in for around 285,000 from the button. As the dealer began counting down Wasserson's stack, Gregg Wilkinson announced he was all in from the small blind, having Wasserson covered. Schulman shrugged as he released his hand, and Wasserson was at risk and in bad shape:

Wasserson: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Wilkinson: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The dealer rolled out a {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop, and suddenly Wasserson needed one of the two remaining nines to make a straight. That changed when the board paired with the {7-Hearts} on the turn, and Wasserson was unable to boat up on the river. He's on his way to the cashier to pick up $31,916 for his four days of work.

Chip Counts
Gregg Wilkinson 660,000 5,000 pos
Eric Wasserson Busted

Greg Ronaldson Eliminated in 13th Place ($25,048)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

In a battle of the blinds, we joined the action on an {8-Clubs} {4-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds} flop. Kennii Nguyen was first to speak, and he made it 37,000 to go. Greg Ronaldson answered with a raise to 80,000, and Nguyen didn't waste much time shoving all in. Ronaldson took his pause to consider, then called off the last ~260,000 of his chips. The call was understandable when he tabled his hand, but it was quite a mistake in the end.

Nguyen: {7-Clubs} {7-Spades}
Ronaldson: {Q-Hearts} {7-Hearts}

Already drawing nearly dead, Ronaldson stood up to say his goodbyes. The turn and river came {3-Spades} and {5-Diamonds} to fill out the board, and we're down to 12 players.

Chip Counts
Kennii Nguyen 1,150,000 280,000 pos
Greg Ronaldson Busted

Aram Zerounian Eliminated in 14th Place ($25,048)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Gary Burks opened to 45,000 on the button, and Aram Zerounian reraised all in from the big blind. It was about 200,000 total, and Burke snap-called with the covering stack.

"You got me good," Zerounian said as he rolled over his {A-Spades} {3-Hearts}. Burks showed down {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs}, and his pair was never in trouble. The board ran out {7-Clubs} {8-Spades} {7-Hearts} {K-Clubs} {9-Clubs}, and down goes Zerounian. He's out in 14th place, good for more than $25,000.

Chip Counts
Gary Burks 640,000 250,000 pos
Aram Zerounian Busted

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Here are the counts from Table 451.

Chip Counts
David Peters 1,040,000 375,000 pos
Justin McGill 975,000 280,000 pos
Jason Wheeler 845,000 -145,000 neg
Patrick Smith 800,000 -200,000 neg
Ismael Bojang 800,000 -80,000 neg
Gary Burks 390,000 72,000 pos
Aram Zerounian 210,000 -70,000 neg

Cold Four-Bet from McGill

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 300 ante

From the cutoff seat, Patrick Smith raised to 45,000. Jason Wheeler reraised on the button to 131,000. In the small blind, Justin McGill reraised to 300,000. Everyone folded and McGill's four-bet got through.

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Here are the counts from Table 445.

Chip Counts
Cliff Goldkind 1,470,000 195,000 pos
Adria Balaguer 890,000
Kennii Nguyen 870,000 -130,000 neg
Barry Shulman 750,000
Gregg Wilkinson 655,000 65,000 pos
Eric Wasserson 445,000 30,000 pos
Greg Ronaldson 305,000 -289,000 neg

Philippe Boucher Eliminated in 15th Place ($25,048)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Adria Balaguer raised from the button to open the pot, and Philippe Boucher three-bet shoved next door. It was about 240,000 total, and Balaguer couldn't have gotten his chips into the pot any quicker. He turned up {Q-Clubs} {Q-Spades}, and Boucher's {Q-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} was in bad shape.

He was already drawing dead one card early, and the {5-Clubs} {10-Spades} {4-Clubs} {3-Spades} {A-Diamonds} board has sent Boucher off in 15th place. He won a six-max PLO bracelet in Cannes last year, but bracelet number two will have to wait for now.

Chip Counts
Adria Balaguer 890,000 315,000 pos
Philippe Boucher Busted

Peters Takes One from Wheeler

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 300 ante
David Peters
David Peters

From the cutoff seat, Jason Wheeler raised to 42,000. David Peters made the call from the big blind and the flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Peters checked and Wheeler bet 42,000. Peters called.

The turn was the {J-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {2-Hearts} fall on the river. Peters bet 125,000 and Wheeler folded.

Goldkind Keeping On the Gas

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 300 ante

Cliff Goldkind just three-bet to 125,000 from the button after Greg Ronaldson raised to 40,000 fromt he cutoff seat. Everyone, including Ronaldson, folded and Goldkind won the pot.

Since gaining the chip lead a short while ago, Goldkind has been on the gas nonstop and really using his big stack to his advantage.

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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