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

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Das Monsterpotten

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6

Noah Vaillancourt opened for 20,000, Jamie Armstrong called from the small blind and John Esposito called from the big blind. The flop came {5-Spades} {2-Spades} {10-Spades}, the blinds checked and Vaillancourt bet 115,000. Armstrong called and Espositio folded. The turn came {K-Clubs}, Armstrong checked and Vaillancourt bet 260,000. After some thought Armstrong called.

The river came {K-Hearts}, Armstrong checked and Vaillancourt checked behind. Armstrong mumbled an expletive and tabled {A-Spades} {Q-Spades} for the nut flush. The top two chip leaders switched positions after that pot.

Chip Counts
Jamie Armstrong 3,050,000 471,000 pos
Noah Vaillancourt 2,850,000 -350,000 neg

Baldwin Doubles

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6

Michael Gathy raised a recent pot to 60,000 after action had folded around to him in the cut-off. Eric Baldwin in the small blind then moved all in for 550,000. It folded back to Gathy who completed the call and cards were tabled.

Baldwin: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Gathy: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

Baldwin held a strong lead with his pair of kings, he just needed to avoid an ace and he could get right back in the thick of things here. A {7-Clubs}{8-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades} board was released and Baldwin secured the double up he so desperately needed.

Chip Counts
Eric Baldwin 1,100,000 190,000 pos
Michael Gathy 175,000 -608,000 neg

Baldwin Put to a Decision

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Eric Baldwin opened for 65,000 and action folded around to Noah Vaillancourt in the big blind. Baldwin took several moments to consider his options. Ultimately, he decided the spot wasn't right and folded his hand.

Eric Davis Eliminated in 6th Place (75,422)

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6
Eric Davis - 6th place
Eric Davis - 6th place

Short stacked Eric Davis moved all in from the button for 235,000. John Esposito in the big blind made the call and Davis was at risk.

Davis {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Esposito: {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

With a {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{9-Spades} flop exposed Esposito grabbed hold of a flush draw, to go along with his ace high. A {5-Hearts} on the turn paired Davis, but in the worst kind of way as Esposito had hit his nut flush. A {2-Diamonds} fell on the river, but it changed nothing and Davis was sent packing.

Chip Counts
John Esposito 1,100,000 682,000 pos
Eric Davis Busted

Esposito Not Waiting Around

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 5,000 ante

Eric Baldwin opened the action for 65,000, Jamie Armstrong called behind him and John Esposito shoved from the button. Baldwin folded rather quickly and Armstrong took his time to make a decision. He requested a count and Esposito's shove was for 530,000.

Armstrong reluctantly folded and Esposito picked a few chips.

Jean-Louis Santoni Eliminated in 7th Place ($56,453)

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6
Jean-Louis Santoni - 7th place
Jean-Louis Santoni - 7th place

Jean-Louis Santoni opened from under the gun for 65,000, and action folded around to Noah Vaillancourt in the hijack who made it 135,000. Santoni completed the call and both players saw a {4-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} flop. It was here that Santoni checked and Vaillancourt fired out 80,000. Santoni immediately moved all in and was called by Vaillancourt.

Vaillancourt: {A-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Santoni: {Q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Santoni possessed the lead with his pair of jacks, but any diamond or ace on the turn or the river would put the hand in Vaillancourt's favor. Indeed a diamond did fall as the table was shown the {3-Diamonds} on the turn and Vaillancourt grabbed hold of a nut flush. The meaningless {A-Hearts} fell on the river and Santoni was eliminated.

Chip Counts
Noah Vaillancourt 3,200,000 799,000 pos
Jean-Louis Santoni Busted

Level 25 started

Level:
25
Blinds:
15000/30000
Ante:
5000

Quick Break

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

The level ended and the tournament staff stepped in to race off the T1,000 chips.

Vaillancourt Pushing the Action

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 24: 12,000-24,000, 4,000 ante

Michael Gathy opened on the button for 50,000 and Noah Vaillancourt raised from the small blind to 124,000. Eric Baldwin folded his big blind and Gathy called.

The flop came {4-Spades} {6-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} and after some measured thought Vaillancourt bet 94,000. Gathy let his hand go and Vaillancourt took the pot.

Jason Manggunio Eliminated in 8th Place ($42,749)

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6
Jason Manggunio - 8th place
Jason Manggunio - 8th place

A short stacked Jason Manggunio moved all in from the button for 163,000 and Eric Baldwin in the small blind raised to 312,000. Eric Davis in the big blind folded, and we had ourselves a showdown.

Baldwin: {A-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Manggunio: {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

An {A-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop was exposed and Manggunio failed to improve and was consequently eliminated in 8th place.

Chip Counts
Eric Baldwin 910,000 209,000 pos
Jason Manggunio Busted
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Events List

Winner

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