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


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Taking Kamand of the Hand

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Carter Phillips pushed out 120,000 on the button and received a quick call from Najib Kamand in the small blind. The big blind mucked and the flop fell {6-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}.

Both players checked the flop and the {J-Diamonds} turned. Kamand moved 160,000 into the middle and Phillips called.

An {a-Diamonds} struck the river and Kamand checked. Phillips pushed out a big bet of 445,000 and Kamand wasted no time by announcing that he was all in. Phillips folded and Kamand was able to take down a sizable pot.

Chip Counts
Najib Kamand 1,700,000 300,000 pos
Carter Phillips 1,250,000 -625,000 neg

Maximilian Lehmanski Eliminated in 6th Place ($113,618)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Maximilian Lehmanski - 6th Place
Maximilian Lehmanski - 6th Place

A short-stacked Maximilian Lehmanski moved all in from the hijack for his last 415,000 and Carter Phillips three-bet shoved on the button. The blinds folded and the hands were exposed to the world:

Lehmanski: {A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Phillips: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

Lehmanski was looking for an ace but did not find it on the {J-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop.

The turn gave Lehmanski some more outs when the {K-Spades} came, but it was to no avail as the {10-Diamonds} sealed his fate on the river.

Chip Counts
Carter Phillips 1,875,000 475,000 pos
Maximilian Lehmanski DE DE Busted

Joe Cada: Four Million Dollar Man

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Najib Kamand opened to 120,000 from the button when action folded his way. Tom Chambers three-bet to 325,000 from the small blind only to find Joe Cada push out a four-bet to 475,000. This was an insufficient amount to raise, however, and it was forced to be 530,000. Kamand got out of the way and Chambers called.

The flop was {6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Chambers checked to the raiser. Cada moved 370,000 into the middle and Chambers mucked, awarding the Main Event champ the pot.

Chip Counts
Joe Cada US US 4,000,000 650,000 pos
Tom Chambers 1,850,000 -600,000 neg

Phillips Doubles Right Back Through Lehmanski

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Carter Phillips Doubles Back
Carter Phillips Doubles Back

Two hands after doubling up, action folded to Maximilian Lehmanski who made it 120,000 from the hijack. Carter Phillips moved all in from the button and it folded to Lehmanski who called. Lehmanski tabled the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} and was a favorite over Phillips' {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The dealer showed them a flop of {10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Phillips jumped into the lead. The {J-Diamonds} on the turn gave Phillips two pair and he was able to fade a queen when the {2-Clubs} fell on the river to get his chips right back from Lehmanski.

Chip Counts
Carter Phillips 1,610,000 830,000 pos
Maximilian Lehmanski DE DE 700,000 -750,000 neg

Lehmanski Doubles; Phillips Crippled

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Maximilian Lehmanski called on the button and Carter Phillips checked his option from the big blind.

The flop brought the {10-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} and Phillips check-called a bet of 65,000. The {2-Diamonds} came on fourth and Phillips opted to lead out on this street with a 175,000 bet. Lehmanski pushed out a call.

The {Q-Spades} fell on the river and Phillips moved all in, having Lehmanski covered. Lehmanski called all in and showed {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a flush. A dejected Phillips flipped up {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a lower flush, causing Lehmanski's rail to go nuts.

Chip Counts
Maximilian Lehmanski DE DE 1,450,000 625,000 pos
Carter Phillips 780,000 -920,000 neg

Kamand Doubles Through Chambers

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Najib Kamand open-shipped all in for 600,000 from the cutoff and Tom Chambers moved all in over the top from the button. The rest of the table folded and the hands were shown:

Kamand: {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Chambers: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}

Chambers was sitting pretty with pocket kings but quickly fell behind when the flop brought {A-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. Kamand was now in a commanding lead and kept it with the {6-Spades} turn and {3-Clubs} river.

Chip Counts
Tom Chambers 2,450,000 -670,000 neg
Najib Kamand 1,330,000 560,000 pos

Michael Aron Eliminated in 7th Place ($113,618)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Michael Aron - 7th Place
Michael Aron - 7th Place

Cherish Andrews opened to 125,000 from early position and Michael Aron replied by moving all in for about 1,200,000 from the cutoff. It folded to Joe Cada in the big blind and after a moment he announced that he was all in as well. Andrews folded and the hands were tabled with Aron's tournament life on the line:

Aron: {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Cada: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Cada was in the lead and kept it so on the flop of {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. Cada drilled the {10-Clubs} on the turn, sealing Aron's fate. The meaningless {Q-Clubs} came on the river and Aron was sent home in 7th place.

Chip Counts
Joe Cada US US 3,350,000 1,240,000 pos
Michael Aron Busted

Andrews Takes Some From Chambers

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Tom Chambers raised to 150,000 from the cutoff and received a call from Cherish Andrews in the big blind.

The flop brought the {K-Hearts}, {J-Clubs} and {2-Spades}. Andrews check-called a bet of 175,000 and the turn was the {6-Clubs}. Both players checked on this street and they did the same on the {10-Diamonds} river.

Andrews showed {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for a pair of jacks and scooped the pot.

Chip Counts
Tom Chambers 3,120,000 -340,000 neg
Cherish Andrews 2,900,000 380,000 pos

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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

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,794,850