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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed


Players Are in the Money!

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7 • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Our remaining 108 players can now look forward to a minimum $5,019 payday for their efforts - the money bubble has burst.

Hand-for-Hand Commences

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7 • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Now that we are just a couple eliminations from the money, the tournament director has announced that hand-for-hand play will resume until the money bubble has burst.

Sands Out

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7

We were unfortunately unable to catch the hand, however, David "Doc" Sands has busted after losing a critical race situation.

Chip Counts
David "Doc" Sands Busted

Introducing Kyle Weir

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7

If you look into the live tournament record of Kyle Weir you won't find too much to set your pulse racing. With only $12,665 in live tournament earnings to his name he ranks as the 45,579th player in the all-time money list! But dig a little deeper and you realise that Weir is experiencing his poker heater.

Kyle Weir is the man who won the $10 million Sunday Million on PokerStars for a juicy $1,146,574 and right on cue he is scheduled for a deep run in a live event. In his second hand of the day he eliminated an opponent in a huge pot {Q-} {Q-} versus {A-} {K-} and we just saw him dispose of another opponent holding {A-Clubs} {10-Clubs} on a {K-Clubs} {J-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} board versus the {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades} of his opponent.

Weir now has 264,000 and must have a confident streak going through him that is going to shine.

Chip Counts
Kyle Weir 264,000 125,600 pos

Level 12 started


Smith Steamrolls One

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7

Action folded around to Gavin Smith on the button, who raised to 2,300. His opponent in the small blind re-raised to 5,300. The big blind got out of the way and Smith flatted to see a flop.

Flop: {9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}

The small blind led out for 6,000 even. Smith eyed him carefully and decided to call. Smith's opponent slowed down on the {5-Spades} and checked. Smith quickly flung out a 8,500 bet and his opponent hastily mucked.

The former-taxi-driver-turned-poker-pro, who has more than $5 million in tournament winnings, is up to 90,000.

Chip Counts
Gavin Smith 90,000 25,200 pos

Liv Boeree Turfs Out Tristan Wade

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7

Tristan Wade is no longer in the tournament area. Athanasios Polychronopoulos has just told us that his demise came in a blind battle with Liv Boeree. Boeree open shoved from the small blind holding ace-jack suited and Wade called off his final 12BB with jack-ten suited. The Boeree hand held up and she now has 69,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Liv Boeree 69,000 20,100 pos
Tristan Wade Busted

Paul Kobel Has Been Eliminated

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7
Paul Kobel 1996 $1,500 WSOP Champion
Paul Kobel 1996 $1,500 WSOP Champion

In 2006 when computers didn't exist, dinosaurs still roamed the earth and people only played poker in places called card rooms and saloons Paul Kobel won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet. He is a proud and very charming man and the tournament will be poorer from his absence.

He started the day with a mountain to climb with only 12,600 chips, and Florian Langmann has just made sure he will not reach the summit.

We joined the action on a flop of {J-Clubs} {7-Spades} {7-Diamonds} and Kobel check-called a jam by Langmann. Langmann turned over {K-Hearts} {10-Hearts} and Kobel had the better hand with {Q-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}. The turn card {K-Spades} reversed the situation and the river {8-Spades} confirmed the exit of Kobel.

Chip Counts
Paul Kobel Busted

Deeb Drags a Pot

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7

We caught up with the action on a four-handed {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{7-Spades} flop. Both players in the blinds checked to the player under-the-gun, who bet 3,600. Freddy Deeb called from the button and the blinds folded.

The turn brought the {3-Diamonds} and both players opted to check, however, when a {5-Clubs} landed on the river, Deeb's opponent once again checked - prompting a 7,000 bet from Deeb. His opponent immediately mucked.

The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner is up to 90,000.

Chip Counts
Freddy Deeb 90,000 11,300 pos

Table #423: Home of One and Two

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-7

Towards the latter stages of Day 1 a certain Aaron 'aejones' Jones was stealing the show. He needed a cart-horse to move his chips from table to table he had that many. Then he sat down to the right of Jeff Manza and his stack stacking to droop instead of grow. Manza finally overcame Jones in the last hour to take the chip lead and the pair are seating next to each other once more. The table is a cracker and is sure to hold our attention for most of the day.

Seat 2Ryan Fair
Seat 3Kevin Saul
Seat 4Jeff Manza
Seat 5Aaron Jones
Seat 5Eugene Katchalov

If you survive through this table then you know you have earned it. Here is Jones starting the day in the same way as he finished it - losing chips.

We joined the action on a flop of {5-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {3-Clubs} and Kevin Saul bet 2,700 from the small blind. Aaron Jones was seated in the big blind and he made a raise. Before we could count it Saul moved all-in and Jones called.

Saul{10-Spades} {10-Diamonds}
Jones{7-Hearts} {7-Clubs}

The turn was the {9-Spades} and river {A-Clubs} and Saul had doubled up to 97,000. Jones was down to 135,000.

"I just don't want to bubble," said Saul who was shaking his leg like he had drunk twenty cans of red bull.

Chip Counts
Aaron Jones 135,000 -47,900 neg
Kevin Saul 97,000 57,600 pos
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Winner Simon Charette
Winning Hand ♠6♣6
Prize 567,624

Level Info

Level 20
Blinds 4,000 / 8,000
Ante 1,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,522,520