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Obrestad vs Koon

Posted 2012-05-31 GMT-7 • Level 2

Anette Obrestad and Jason Koon have been testing each other other out so far. There as been a lot of button raising and the occasional three-bet, which has always gotten through so far.

That changed when Koon raised to 12,000 and called when Obrestad three-bet to 36,000.

The flop fell {7-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Obrestad announced, "Pot."

Koon folded.

Level 2 started


Naydenov Draws First Blood

Posted 2012-05-31 GMT-7 • Level 1

A lot players have been Tweeting this morning about how big a favorite David Benefield is in this event, now that it's down to 8 players. They might've looked at the name of Simeon Naydenov and thought, "Who is this guy?"

Benefield might've had the same thought, but now he knows all about the Bulgarian who's slowly building a fearsome reputation across the pond.

Benefield opened to 6,000 and Naydenov peeled before both players checked the {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop.

The turn came {j-Diamonds} and Naydenov check-called an 8,000 bet to see the {q-Clubs} river. He checked again to face a 22,000 bet that he treated to a check-raise all-in for around 150,000. Benefield threw his hands up a little, thought about it, and admitted defeat when he folded.

Force Loses One Leg

Posted 2012-05-31 GMT-7 • Level 1

Andy Frankenberger had already taken out one of Leif Force's legs. He just cashed in one of his lammers and is down in early action.

Benefield Loads Up

Posted 2012-05-31 GMT-7 • Level 1

David Benefield has again cashed in both his rebuy lammers at the start of play. He's done so each match he's played thus far. All other players have the standard stack.

Level 1 started


Cards Are In the Air

Posted 2012-05-31 GMT-7

Cards are in the air for the start of Day 3.

Elite Eight Will Play Down to a Winner

Posted 2012-05-31 GMT-7
Annette Obrestad hunting for her first bracelet since 2007.
Annette Obrestad hunting for her first bracelet since 2007.

Day 3 of Event 3, $3,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Mix, of the World Series of Poker returns eight players vying for the first bracelet awarded of its kind. Three rounds are scheduled for play with the final two squaring of on the ESPN Main Stage.

Annette Obrestad, Jason Koon, Simeon Naydenov, David Benefield, Julian Powell, Gregg Merkow, Leif Force and Andy Frankenberger have survived six rounds of play to make it to this point. Frankenberger and Obrestad will be looking for their second WSOP bracelet, while the rest are playing for their first.

The first match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. in the Blue Section of the Amazon Room. The second round will begin at 4 p.m. with the bracelet match starting at 7 p.m. Follow all the heads up action live on PokerNews.com

Quarterfinal Matchups

Jason KoonvsAnnette Obrestad
Simeon NaydenovvsDavid Benefield
Julian PowellvsGregg Merkow
Leif ForcevsAndy Frankenberger

Day 3 started

Posted 2012-05-31 GMT-7

Event 3: $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
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Winner Leif Force
Winning Hand ♣A♣K♥J♣8
Prize 207,708

Level Info

Level 4
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 0

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