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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em


Kamand Doubles Through Cada

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Cada raised to 42,000 from early position only to find Najib Kamand moved all in for 271,000 from the small blind. Cada called and the hands were tabled:

Cada: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Kamand: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}

Cada kept his lead in this race on the {2-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop, but Kamand had gained several more outs for the win. Kamand paired up on fourth street when the {K-Spades} came and clinched victory when the {Q-Spades} dropped down on fifth.

Chip Counts
Joe Cada US US 1,270,000 -599,000 neg
Najib Kamand 583,000 265,000 pos

Karschamroon Doubles

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Action folded to Patrick Karschamroon who moved all in for his last 114,000 from the hijack. Jonathan Poche called from the big blind with {K-Hearts}{3-Spades} and was up against Karschamroon's {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}.

Karschamroon extended his lead on the {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and kept it through the {4-Spades} turn and {9-Diamonds} river.

Chip Counts
Patrick Karschamroon 259,000 71,000 pos
Jonathan Poche 245,000 -246,000 neg

Jean-Marc Thomas Eliminated in 15th Place ($29,941)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Jean-Marc Thomas - 15th Place
Jean-Marc Thomas - 15th Place

Cherish Andrews opened with a raise to 45,000 from under the gun. Action folded over to Jean-Marc Thomas who moved all in for about 150,000 from the cutoff. It folded over to Andrews who moved out a call.

Andrews: {Q-Spades}{9-Spades}
Thomas: {A-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The flop was {10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} giving Andrews several outs for the win. She needed a queen, nine or spade but found none of those on the {7-Clubs} turn. The river, however, obliged, by falling the {6-Spades}. Andrews was able to make her flush and send Thomas home.

Chip Counts
Cherish Andrews 1,250,000 330,000 pos
Jean-Marc Thomas Busted

Kasputis Scores Through Shabelnyk

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Jim Kasputis Jr opened the betting with a raise to 50,000 from under the gun. It folded to the ever-aggressive Valentyn Shabelnyk in the cutoff who made it 90,000 to go. Kasputis called and the two saw a flop of {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Kasputis led into the pot for 60,000 and Shabelnyk wasted no time announcing that he was all in. Kasputis called all in for about 740,000 and showed {K-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. Shabelnyk tabled {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and was behind.

The turn was the {3-Clubs} with the {A-Clubs} completing the board. Kasputis was able to score a huge double up while bringing Shabelnyk back under two million.

Chip Counts
Valentyn Shabelnyk 1,760,000 -440,000 neg
Jim Kasputis Jr 1,708,000 808,000 pos

Level 23 started


Cherish This Double Up

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Action folded to Huy Quach who raised to 38,000 from the cutoff. The button and small blind folded and Cherish Andrews moved a stack of 450,000, or enough to put Quach all in. Quach called with {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and was racing with Andrews' {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}.

Quach jumped into the lead on the {Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{K-Spades} flop and retained it through the {6-Hearts} turn and {Q-Spades} river. He's now sitting at 652,000 while Andrews has dropped under one million with 920,000.

Chip Counts
Cherish Andrews 920,000 -320,000 neg
Huy Quach 652,000 242,000 pos

Jerrimie Pacheco Eliminated in 16th Place ($23,718)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Jerrimie Pacheco - 16th Place
Jerrimie Pacheco - 16th Place

Valentyn Shabelnyk opened to 32,000 from early position and Jerrimie Pacheco moved all in right next to him for his last 130,000. It folded back to Shabelnyk who tossed in a call.

Shabelnyk: {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Pacheco: {Q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The board came {5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{6-Spades} and Pacheco was unable to improve his hand, sending him home in 16th place.

Chip Counts
Valentyn Shabelnyk 2,200,000 200,000 pos
Jerrimie Pacheco Busted

Chambers of Secrets

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Valentyn Shabelnyk raised to 32,000 from early position and Tom Chambers announced that he was all in from the small blind. Shabelnyk announced a call with the {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and was behind the {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} of Chambers.

Chambers kept the lead on the {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop and the {6-Diamonds} turn. The {3-Clubs} completed the board and Chambers was able to double to 532,000.

Chip Counts
Valentyn Shabelnyk 2,000,000 -350,000 neg
Tom Chambers 532,000 230,000 pos

"Fourth Quarter! We Back, Baby!"

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Dwyte Pilgrim
Dwyte Pilgrim

Cherish Andrews made it 33,000 from middle position and received one call from Dwyte Pilgrim in the hijack.

The flop brought {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Andrews continued out for a bet of about 50,000. Pilgrim called and the {Q-Hearts} fell on fourth street. Andrews checked to Pilgrim who pushed out 75,000. Andrews called and the {9-Diamonds} came on fifth.

Andrews announced that she was all in, which put Pilgrim's tournament life at risk. Pilgrim called and showed {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. Andrews mucked her hand and Pilgrim was able to score a key double up.

After the hand Pilgrim would tell us "Fourth quarter! We back, baby!". Pilgrim is now sitting on a stack of about 770,000.

Chip Counts
Cherish Andrews 1,080,000 -303,000 neg
Dwyte Pilgrim 770,000 477,000 pos

Adam Kornuth Eliminated in 17th Place ($23,718)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Adam Kornuth - 17th Place
Adam Kornuth - 17th Place

Jim Kasputis Jr raised to 42,000 from the button and Adam Kornuth shipped all in from the small blind for roughly 360,000, Kasputis called and the hands were turned up:

Kasputis: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}
Kornuth: {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The board fell {K-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Kornuth was sent home in 17th place, collecting $23,718 for his efforts.

Chip Counts
Jim Kasputis Jr 900,000 443,000 pos
Adam Kornuth Busted
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Winner Carter Phillips
Winning Hand ♣Q♦J
Prize 664,130

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 80,000 / 16,000
Ante 20,000

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