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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.


Break and Counts

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

The two players have been sent on a 20-minute break. Here is how their counts look currently.

Chip Counts
David "Bakes" Baker 3,620,000 380,000 pos
John Monnette 1,720,000 -380,000 neg

Bakes Extends Lead

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 26

Stud 8

David "Bakes" Baker {x-}{x-} / {8-Spades}{q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} / {x-}
John Monnette {x-}{x-} / {4-Spades}{k-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} / {x-}

Monnette brought it in, Baker completed, and Monnette raised. Baker called. Monnette led out on fourth and fifth street, Baker called both bets, and Monnette slowed down, check-calling a bet on sixth. Both players checked on seventh, and Monnette tabled {j-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for a pair of fours.

Baker held {10-Clubs}{6-}{3-Clubs} for a pair of sixes however, and scooped the pot.

Bakes Gets Them Back

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6


David Bakes Baker has regained his lead over John Monnette during a hand of stud that played out like so.

Baker: {x-}{x-} / {3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / {x-}
Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {a-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Spades} / {x-}

Baker brought it in and Monnette completed. Baker then raised and Monnette called. Baker bet on fourth, fifth and sixth streets and Monnette called each time. Both players then checked seventh and Monnette mucked his cards when Baker tabled {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}.

Chip Counts
David "Bakes" Baker 3,240,000 540,000 pos
John Monnette 2,100,000 -540,000 neg

Two Razz Pots for Monnette

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Not-so-angry John Monnette
Not-so-angry John Monnette


David "Bakes" Baker: {x-}{x-} / {6-}{7-}{j-}{6-}
John Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {2-}{4-}{10-}{8-}

Baker brought it in, Monnette completed, and Baker called. Monnette led out on fourth, fifth, and sixth street, and Baker called him down until sixth, where he folded.

Baker: {x-}{x-} / {8-}{j-}{2-}{5-} / {x-}
Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {q-}{a-}{3-}{a-} / {x-}

Monnette brought it in, then called when Baker completed. Baker check-called bets on all four streets, and Monnette tabled {7-}{6-}{4-} when Baker called him on seventh.

Baker mucked, and Monnette raked in the pot.

Chip Counts
David "Bakes" Baker 2,700,000 -1,215,000 neg
John Monnette 2,640,000 1,215,000 pos

Baker Chips Away

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

David Bakes Baker has been chipping away at John Monnette the last few rounds, with many of his new found chips being acquired during the Limit Hold'em orbit. Bakes took down three hold'em hands in a row, with Monnette folding to heat on the turn each time.

Baker and Monnette then chopped up a pot during a Omaha Eight-or-Better hand that went like this. On a {9-Clubs}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} board, bets were committed on the flop and river (checks on the turn), and at showdown Baker tabled {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for the high and Monnette {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for the low.

Chip Counts
David "Bakes" Baker 3,915,000 1,525,000 pos
John Monnette 1,425,000 -1,525,000 neg

Bakes Takes First Blood

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 26


John Monnette had the button, and raised on the first hand of heads-up play. David "Bakes" Baker defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Baker check-raised Monnette, who then re-raised. Baker called.

Baker check-raised Monnette again after the {5-Spades} turned, and Monnette folded {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs} face up.

Heads Up

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

David "Bakes" Baker and John Monnette are now heads up for the belt.

Chip Counts
John Monnette 2,950,000 870,000 pos
David "Bakes" Baker 2,390,000 -210,000 neg

Paul Sokoloff Eliminated in 3rd Place ($183,784)

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Paul Sokoloff - 3rd Place.
Paul Sokoloff - 3rd Place.


John Monnette, who crippled Paul Sokoloff in a Stud 8 hand moments earlier, raised from the small blind. Sokoloff made it three bets, and Monnette called. The flop came down {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}, and Monnette led out. Sokoloff raised, Monnette instantly re-raised, and Sokoloff called all in.

Monnette: {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Sokoloff: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

The turn was the {7-Hearts}, giving Monnette a leading pair of sevens. The suicide king ({k-Hearts}) completed the board, eliminating Sokoloff in third place.

Chip Counts
Paul Sokoloff Busted

Sokoloff Seesawing

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

Paul Sokoloff has played several hands of Stud games in the few orbits and has seen his stack rise and decrease many times. The latest hand saw Sokoloff take on John Monnette.

Monnette: {x-}{x-} / {9-Spades}{a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Sokoloff: {x-}{x-} / {5-Clubs}{6-Spades}{k-Spades}{q-Spades} (FOLDED)

Both players checked on fourth street and Monnette bet on fifth. Sokoloff called the bet there, but then folded to a bet on sixth street.

Chip Counts
Paul Sokoloff 550,000 25,000 pos

Baker Takes Monster off of Monnette

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6


After a few small razz pots, John Monnette brought it in with the {6-Clubs}, and David "Bakes" Baker completed with the {j-Hearts}.

Baker {x-}{x-} / {j-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades} / {x-}
Monnette {x-}{x-} / {6-Clubs}{10-Spades}{2-Spades}{4-Spades} / {x-}

Baker check-called a bet on fourth street, and on fifth street, he check-raised Monnette, who called. Baker led for the first time on sixth, and Monnette decided to raise. Baker tank-called, and both players checked on seventh.

"Jacks," Baker announced, tabling {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

"You didn't even have a pair???" Monnette shot at him, irritably.

"I had them," Baker responded, indicating that he started the hand with a split pair.

Monnette unhappily mucked his hand, while Baker raked in the monster pot to assume the chip lead.

Chip Counts
David "Bakes" Baker 2,600,000 600,000 pos
John Monnette 2,080,000 -620,000 neg
Paul Sokoloff 525,000 -75,000 neg
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Winner David "Bakes" Baker
Prize 451,779

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

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