HomeLive Reporting2012 World Series of PokerEvent 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout

2012 World Series of Poker › Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout

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The Three Left

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7 • Level 6

Christopher Vitch has been bleeding a few chips of late, while Brian Meinders is still right up there with the lead. Darin Thomas is doing better than when three-handed started.

Thomas' Eights Are Good

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7 • Level 6

Darin Thomas and Christopher Vitch took to a {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} flop, where Thomas led out with a bet. Vitch made the call and an {a-Diamonds} fell on the turn. This time both players checked and the dealer readied the final card for the board.

River: {4-Hearts}

Thomas fired back up here, flicking out a bet. Vitch opted to make the call and then mucked his hand when Thomas tabled {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

Vitch and Meinders

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7 • Level 6

Darin Thomas has been relatively quiet of late, letting Brian Meinders and Christopher Vitch fight it out for the chips. Meinders and Vitch recently played another pot together that went like this.

Vitch opened it up from the button and Meinders made it two bets from the small blind. Thomas got out of the way and a {6-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop appeared on the felt. Meinders led here and Vitch made the call. Both players then checked the turn ({q-Spades}) and the river ({q-Diamonds}).

At showdown, Vitches' king-high was too strong for Meinders' ten-high as Vitch took down the pot.

Vitch Stealing Pot From Brian

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7 • Level 6

Brian Meinders and Christopher Vitch took to a {2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{k-Clubs} flop and it was Vitch to act first, with a tap on the table sending the action to Meinders. A bet from Meinders and a call from Vitch would send a {5-Spades} out onto the felt on the turn. This time when Vitch checked and Meinders bet, Vitch would make it a check-raise. A call from Meinders and the final card would be dealt on the river.

This time Vitch would lead out with a bet and Meinders would quickly fold his hand to send the pot to Vitch.

Time to Slow Down

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7 • Level 6

There has been three walks during the last batch of hands. With so many eliminations coming in such a short amount of time, it seems like the players are maybe finally slowing down.

Meinders Making Moves

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7 • Level 6
Brian Meinders
Brian Meinders

Brian Meinders has just taken down a fair sized pot, with the hand playing out like so. Chris Vitch opened it up from the button and Mienders made it three bets to go in the small blind. Darin Thomas then put in a fourth bet from the big blind and with two calls, three cards would be dealt on the felt.

Flop: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

Meinders checked up front and Thomas fired out a bet. Vitch then made it two to go, at which point Meinders check-raised, making it three bets to go. Thomas let his hand go and Vitch made the call.

The {6-Hearts} turn would see Meinders lead out this time and with a call from Vitch, the {10-Spades} would complete the board on the river. This time both players checked and Meinders turned over his {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, with the pair of aces enough to take down the hand.

Thomas Building Up

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7

Darin Thomas has been taking down a few pot recently, first managing to make a broadway straight against Christopher Vitch and then playing out the following hand.

Folded to Thomas in the small blind, he made it two bets to go. Vitch called out of the big blind and a {8-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades} flop was dealt. Thomas quickly fired out a bet and Vitch flicked out the call. The {10-Diamonds} turn and again Thomas would fire out a bet, except this time Vitch didn't want anything to do with the hand as Thomas raked in the pot.

Chip Counts
Christopher Vitch 600,000 -115,000 neg
Darin Thomas 360,000 110,000 pos

Three-Handed Counts

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7
Chip Counts
Christopher Vitch 715,000 255,000 pos
Brian Meinders 690,000 130,000 pos
Darin Thomas 250,000 -5,000 neg

Victor Ramdin Eliminated in 4th Place ($37,897)

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7
Victor Ramdin - 4th Place
Victor Ramdin - 4th Place

Victor Ramdin has had a swingy last level and that swing has seen him fly straight out of this tournament in 4th place.

The last hand of Ramdin's tournament began when he raised the cutoff. Brian Mienders raised it up in the big blind and Ramdin made the call.

Flop: {5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades}

On the flop, Meinders led out with a bet and Ramdin raised it up, leaving himself with just a big bet and a touch more. Mienders then raised it and very suddenly, Ramdin had the remainder of his chips in the middle.

"I need a ten," said Ramdin as he tabled his {j-Hearts}{q-Clubs}.

He wasn't completely dead to ten though, with Meinders holding just {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. However when the {9-Diamonds} turn and the {7-Diamonds} river hit the felt, it was all over for Ramdin.

Chip Counts
Victor Ramdin Busted

Ramdin Doubles

Posted 2012-06-14 GMT-7

A short-stacked Victor Ramdin raised and it folded to Darin Thomas in the big blind. Thomas pushed out a three-bet and Ramdin moved all in for his last 40,000.

Thomas: {9-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Ramdin: {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}

Thomas found a bit of help on the flop of {4-Spades}{2-Spades}{Q-Hearts}, still needing another nine or deuce to eliminate Ramdin. Ramdin drilled the {J-Hearts} on the turn though, guaranteeing his double up. The {2-Diamonds} fell on the river and Ramdin's jacks full of deuces was enough for a double up.

Chip Counts
Victor Ramdin 90,000
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Winner

Winner Brian Meinders
Winning Hand ♠5♠3
Prize 116,118

Level Info

Level 8
Limits 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 494,199