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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em


Heads Up Counts

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Jamie Armstrong 4,600,000 1,700,000 pos
Michael Gathy 3,700,000 500,000 pos

Noah Vaillancourt Eliminated in 3rd Place ($193,089)

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Noah Vaillancourt - 3rd place
Noah Vaillancourt - 3rd place

Jamie Armstrong made it 200,000 from the button, and Noah Vaillancourt moved all in after Michael Gathy folded the small blind for about 800,000. Armstrong made the call and Vaillancourt was at risk.

Vaillancourt: {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Armstrong: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

An {2-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{7-Diamonds} board ran out and Vaillancourt failed to improve and was subsequently eliminated in third.

Chip Counts
Noah Vaillancourt Busted

Gathy Surging

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

We had an all in preflop between Michael Gathy and Noah Vaillancourt.

Gathy: {8-Spades} {8-Clubs}
Vaillancourt: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}

The board ran {3-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} and Gathy doubled up and left Vaillancourt short stacked.

Chip Counts
Michael Gathy 3,200,000 -650,000 neg
Noah Vaillancourt 780,000 -1,620,000 neg

Victory for Vaillancourt

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Noah Vaillancourt
Noah Vaillancourt

Jamie Armstrong came out to start this hand raising to 200,000. Noah Vaillancourt in the big blind obliged and made the call and both players saw a {10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop. Vaillancourt checked and Armstrong bet out 150,000. A call was made and both players were allowed to see the {k-Diamonds} on the turn. It was here that the two players knuckled.

A {10-Clubs} on the river saw Vaillancourt take control and bet out 365,000. A call was quickly made by Armstrong, who was in for some poor news as Vaillancourt flipped over {K-}{7-} for three of a kind kings.

Chip Counts
Jamie Armstrong 2,900,000 -440,000 neg
Noah Vaillancourt 2,400,000 1,205,000 pos

Level 30 started


Offical Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Michael Gathy has jumped into the lead.

Chip Counts
Michael Gathy 3,850,000 1,300,000 pos
Jamie Armstrong 3,340,000 -1,060,000 neg
Noah Vaillancourt 1,195,000 -605,000 neg

Break Time

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Another two levels have been completed and the remaining three players are going on a short break.

Battle of the Blinds

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

With a {6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop exposed in the middle of the felt we saw Noah Vaillencourt check-raise to 200,000 of a min-bet from Jamie Armstrong. Armstrong then came back over the top and made it 450,000, to which Vaillencourt responded by making it 960,000. It all came to an end though when Armstrong moved all in and Vaillencourt snap folded.

Chip Counts
Jamie Armstrong 4,400,000 1,395,000 pos
Noah Vaillancourt 1,800,000 -900,000 neg

Bets On Bets On Bets

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Noah Vaillancourt started this hand out with a pretty standard raise to 160,000 from the button. Jamie Armstrong in the small blind then three-bet to 395,000. Next to act was Michael Gathy who four-bet to 795,000. Vaillancourt folded, and after a few moments Armstrong followed suit and folded himself.

Late Night Updates

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Jamie Armstrong 3,005,000 -995,000 neg
Noah Vaillancourt 2,700,000 400,000 pos
Michael Gathy 2,550,000 750,000 pos
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Winner Michael Gathy
Winning Hand ♣10♠10
Prize 440,829

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,519,100