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


Ted Goldstein Eliminated in 16th Place ($19,920)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Ted Goldstein - 16th place
Ted Goldstein - 16th place
Chip Counts
Ted Goldstein Busted

Goldkind Takes the Chip Lead

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

On the {9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} flop, Cliff Goldkind bet 86,000 and Gregg Wilkinson raised to 207,000. Goldkind fired back with a reraise to 338,000 and Wilkinson gave it up.

Chip Counts
Cliff Goldkind 1,275,000 515,000 pos
Gregg Wilkinson 590,000 -410,000 neg

William Foster Eliminated in 17th Place ($19,920)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
William Foster - 17th place
William Foster - 17th place

The action folded around to the blinds where William Foster open-shoved to put the pressure on Aram Zerounian. The big blind found {A-Hearts} {6-Hearts} and made the call for his tournament life, but his ace was dominated. Foster had the barely covering stack, and his {A-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} had him poised for the knockout.

The dealer had other ideas, though. The flop came {8-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} to breathe some life into Zerounian, and he filled in his flush on the {Q-Hearts} turn. Foster still had outs to fill up, but the river {3-Spades} gave Zerounian the double. When he paid off his debt, Foster was left with just 10,000 lonely chips.

He was all in for 8,000 on the next hand, and Ismael Bojang got heads-up with him after a {J-Hearts} {10-Spades} {8-Diamonds} flop. Bojang's {6-Clubs} {8-Hearts} was trailing the {A-Clubs} {J-Spades} of Foster. But the bad run continued for the at-risk player as the {8-Clubs} on the turn pretty much ended his day. He couldn't find a jack on the river, and he's out in 17th place.

Chip Counts
Aram Zerounian 280,000 125,000 pos
William Foster Busted

Nguyen Up To One Million

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Kennii Nguyen raised to 32,000 from under the gun and Gregg Wilkinson called from the big blind. The flop came down {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Wilkinson checked. Nguyen bet 56,000 and Wilkinson called.

The turn was the {K-Spades} and Wilkinson led for 98,000. Nguyen put in a raise to 298,000 and Wilkinson folded. Nguyen showed the {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs} for the second nuts.

"The second nuts baby!" exclaimed Nguyen to his rail.

Chip Counts
Gregg Wilkinson 1,000,000 -227,000 neg
Kennii Nguyen 1,000,000 210,000 pos

Shulman Leads Into Balaguer

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Barry Shulman had raised from the cutoff and Adria Balaguer three-bet from the button. Shulman called and the flop came down {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Shulman led out for 55,000 and Balaguer folded.

"That's it! Teach those young kids how the old guys do it!" yelled out Kennii Nguyen to Shulman as he was raking in the pot. "You can't bluff a bluffer!" he added.

"Shhh, don't tell 'em," joked back Shulman.

Chip Counts
Barry Shulman 750,000 100,000 pos
Adria Balaguer 575,000 -122,000 neg

Burks Stands, Sits

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Aram Zerounian raised to 37,000 under the gun, and the table folded around to the button. That's where Gary Burks took his stand, three-bet shoving for 139,000 total. Zerounian didn't want to, but he eventually made the call with a chance at the knockout.

Zerounian: {A-Hearts} {10-Hearts}
Burks: {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}

The flop was a disaster for Burks. It came out {4-Diamonds} {A-Spades} {6-Spades}, and he slid his chair out just a bit and shifted his weight to stand up. The dealer was speedy, though, and he immediately dropped the fourth card, the {Q-Spades}. Burks didn't even have a chance to stand up, and he quickly relaxed his weight and settled back into his chair. The river was the {9-Clubs}, and Burks has found his double to get back over 300,000.

Chip Counts
Gary Burks 318,000 178,000 pos
Aram Zerounian 155,000 -140,000 neg

A Table Full of Chips

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Patrick Smith 1,000,000 -25,000 neg
Jason Wheeler 990,000 368,000 pos
Ismael Bojang 880,000 -10,000 neg
Justin McGill 695,000 -5,000 neg
David Peters 665,000 -16,000 neg
Aram Zerounian 295,000 -169,000 neg
Gary Burks 140,000 35,000 pos
William Foster 135,000 -15,000 neg
Ted Goldstein 76,000 -68,000 neg

Three-Bet from Bojang

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Aram Zerounian raised from the cutoff seay to 37,000 and Ismael Bojang reraised to 95,000 from the button. Action folded back to Zerounian and he gave it up, allowing Bojang to win the pot.

Tai Lam Eliminated in 18th Place ($19,920)

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6
Tai Lam - 18th place
Tai Lam - 18th place

From early position, Tai Lam raised all in for 135,000. Kennii Nguyen made the call from the hijack seat and everyone else folded. Nguyen showed the {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and Lam the {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. Time to flip, boys.

The flop came down {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Nguyen stayed in front. The {3-Clubs} on the turn paired the board, but gave no help for Lam. The river was the {Q-Hearts} and officially ended Lam's tournament. He finished in 18th place for $19,920.

Nguyen's recent rush has brought him up near 800,000 in chips.

Chip Counts
Kennii Nguyen 790,000 140,000 pos
Tai Lam Busted

Drawing Thin to Nguyen

Posted 2012-06-11 GMT-6

Eric Wasserson opened the button with a raise, and Kennii Nguyen three-bet shoved from the big blind. It was just over 300,000 total, and Wasserson made the call with pocket nines. Nguyen was in bad shape as he turned over {7-Diamonds} {7-Clubs}.

The first four board cards came {4-Clubs} {3-Clubs} {J-Spades} {A-Diamonds}, and Nguyen was drawing thin. Two outs was all he had, and two outs was all he needed. The {7-Hearts} peeled off on the river, and Nguyen let out a loud, "Yeah, baby!" He's found his double, and Wasserson instantly reached for his phone to tweet about the bad beat. He's still got just over 400,000 left.

Chip Counts
Kennii Nguyen 650,000 347,000 pos
Eric Wasserson 415,000 -310,000 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